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Forum: California 05-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By arffguy
As krwalsh said, it depends where you are...

As krwalsh said, it depends where you are ultimately going.

There is cheap fuel at Oakdale 22 NM away. Kingdon used to have cheap fuel (haven't checked lately) but not much else, as it is a sleepy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By arffguy
Those came out really nice and sharp. What kind...

Those came out really nice and sharp. What kind of camera are you using?

Little dude looks like he's having fun!
Forum: Painting your RV 04-23-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By arffguy
The only one I am aware of in Salinas is T and P...

The only one I am aware of in Salinas is T and P AeroRefinishers paint shop. In Lincoln there is Kracon.

Oops, Rolf beat me to it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-09-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By arffguy
Paper clips?

Thread drift here. I'm not familiar with this paper clip trick. How is it done?
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By arffguy
FAA Policy for non-ADSB aircraft

The FAA just published a rule for non-ADSB operations in ADS-B airspace. It pretty much seems similar to operations for non-transponder flights with extra limitations for really busy...
Forum: Safety 03-05-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By arffguy
03/06/19 Safety Webinar-Low and fast flying

There is a safety webinar Wednesday night put on by the Lancair Owners group about flying low and fast. In the list of reference material is a ten year old thread from this very site...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,491
Posted By arffguy
There it is! Cool photo. Thanks.

There it is!

Cool photo. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,491
Posted By arffguy
Talking Wait, no photos?

I'm disappointed:

I'm still waiting for photos of the heavy iron parked next to the RV's at some airport restaurant!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By arffguy
Considering I have a lapsed Class 3 at this time,...

Considering I have a lapsed Class 3 at this time, this topic gives me something to think about as I have a friend who wants me to act as his safety pilot. Thanks guys. And Thanks for the explanation...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-13-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,419
Posted By arffguy
Thanks

Thank You so much for the photos Bruce! I was trying to get down there but it didn't happen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By arffguy
I'm confused now

So what you're saying is that BasicMed isn't really a "medical" in the eyes of the FAA?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,732
Posted By arffguy
Yep. Completely agree with that.

Yep. Completely agree with that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By arffguy
Hmmmm

Okay............I'd like to know who own this RV6.:)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By arffguy
What Bill said:

Which means that you can fly at 1800 pounds but if you pull a lot of excessive G's or make hard landings, don't be surprised if something gets bent.

Some early builders increased their gross weight...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-10-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By arffguy
Nice video David. Excellent song choice too. Any...

Nice video David. Excellent song choice too. Any comments about the route now that they changed the SFO Class B airspace?
Forum: California 11-10-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By arffguy
Depends on doctor I guess

One of the local pilots here in Sacramento told me that his Kaiser doctor was not even allowed to do BasicMed. Maybe this has changed. I switched to another medical plan and my new doctor had never...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,815
Posted By arffguy
The notch on the rear spar that Gil refers to is...

The notch on the rear spar that Gil refers to is on plan sheet fourteen, revision ten, dated 7/1994.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,111
Posted By arffguy
That is interesting because I was led to believe...

That is interesting because I was led to believe that the RV's had a somewhat weak carb heat system. The one I have flown in the most seems to have almost no drop at all during the run-up. Thanks for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By arffguy
Snap bushings

I put some snap bushings in the tooling holes. I then ran some fishing line through them as wire leads. My fear is that by the time I want to use them, the line will be too old and fail. But yes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By arffguy
Mehrdad, The Sacramento RVators has had a set of...

Mehrdad,

The Sacramento RVators has had a set of scales for years. They are in a hangar at Executive Airport. I thought you used to be a member of the group?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By arffguy
Two RV-3's with N17RV now

Well, after seeing the video on the front page of the restored RV-3 at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society at Cottage Grove there are now two RV-3's that look alike. Well, mostly. The differences...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,445
Posted By arffguy
I have been an RC modeler for 38 years and I have...

I have been an RC modeler for 38 years and I have seen Blue Angel models with various shades of the blue. Good Luck!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,445
Posted By arffguy
Color matching??

Do they have the ability to color match something already painted? Usually you can get small bottles or cans of this color at hobby shops. Spray it on a sample and you might just get a close...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,297
Posted By arffguy
Paint?

I painted my tie-down rings.........but I haven't tried to screw them into the wings yet.
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By arffguy
I'm no expert on Rockets, but in my opinion the...

I'm no expert on Rockets, but in my opinion the Harmon and the F1 are actually two different airplanes that happen to look the same and fulfill the same mission.

Good luck!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By arffguy
Most RVs have a trim tab. Nobody is going to care...

Most RVs have a trim tab. Nobody is going to care except you. Some guys have added a trim system to the rudder cable (I don't know the details), others have made a moveable tab with a servo to move...
Forum: RV-3 05-14-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By arffguy
I saw an ad for a "RV-3M" on B*******mers. The...

I saw an ad for a "RV-3M" on B*******mers. The n-number is visible on the instrument panel. This n-number has also been on a Gulfstream and currently an RV-8 by an inactive VAF member. I wonder when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By arffguy
George and Becki Orndorff did a whole series of...

George and Becki Orndorff did a whole series of videos when they built their second RV-6. The RV-4 wings are very similar to the RV-6. Maybe you could find a copy of the wing video. It came on two...
Forum: Safety 04-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,210
Posted By arffguy
Since I learned about this recently I have told...

Since I learned about this recently I have told every RV owner I know.

Previous threads:

First one is from October 2012. How did I miss that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By arffguy
Thanks

Great pictures. Thank you for sharing those.

Stairways and driveways to nowhere are kind of creepy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-05-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By arffguy
Ken Scott

That was Ken Scott, N207KS. He retired from Van's in July of 2016. Maybe you can find a way to get in touch with him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By arffguy
Look for this book

Owning, Buying or Flying the Cessna 150/152, a Handbook for Owners, Potential Buyers and Student Pilots,

Paperback–2004

by Mike Arman
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By arffguy
Another IO-390

Dan, aka "flynwest" has one as well.
Look for his posts.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By arffguy
Was that Big Bear City/Lake? Looks like a fun...

Was that Big Bear City/Lake? Looks like a fun trip with quite the change in terrain.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By arffguy
Bookmarked it.

I really enjoyed your video. Thanks for posting it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,423
Posted By arffguy
Yikes

Wow, that's a 34 percent increase! For two grand more, you can have an RV-7 kit with all the extra work done for you.
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By arffguy
Manual revision addresses the magnets

Look in the manual Section 5, page 5-18.

If you have an older manual you may not have the latest version of Section 5.


Go here:

http://vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv10.htm

Go to the bottom...
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By arffguy
Loss of elevator control

Actually, someone I knew did. He was a former Air Force B-47 Stratojet pilot. It was his favorite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By arffguy
Don't make easy hard

You're overthinking it.

Having spent eighteen years of my life fueling aircraft, ( I can't believe it either) and literally hundreds and hundreds of them from small planes to airliners, I can't...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By arffguy
Error in RV-4 manual

I believe you are absolutely correct. I think that the particular wording in the manual was put in when the manuals were rewritten for all the earlier RV's. The RV-4 is the only model where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By arffguy
Cowl cheeks

Cowl Cheeks, cheek cowls, cheeks. Depends on who says it.


filler,filler, filler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By arffguy
Source for red grommets?

I bought some MS35489 black grommets for my engine compartment. In six months they were shot. If you find a source for the "red ones" I would sure like to know what it is. Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By arffguy
Hey Fran, the Sacramento RVators are meeting at...

Hey Fran, the Sacramento RVators are meeting at the north hangars at 11 am today. Somebody might be able to help you out. Free lunch too. If you are operating out of KMCC there are several RVs in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,059
Posted By arffguy
Extreme reaction?

This story bothers me. Clearly, there is more to this than you are letting on.
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By arffguy
W-416 parts

W-416 is on drawing 9 and 16.

It appears the wing parts numbers changed over the years. So it depends on the vintage of your parts. My old plans show two options for the rod. It seems the "optional"...
Forum: Rocket 07-14-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,121
Posted By arffguy
Wow!

Wow! Looks like it belongs to an airshow pilot. Can't blend in on the ramp with that one.

By the way, what is the difference between the F4 Rocket 2 and the F4 Raider?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,457
Posted By arffguy
Kit tires versus others

Caution: Thread drift.

Correct me if I am not remembering correctly, but aren't the tires that Van supplies in the kit known for short lives?

Blain's airplane is new, I believe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By arffguy
Pierre, I'm sure that you know that lots of shops...

Pierre, I'm sure that you know that lots of shops overhaul cylinders. What is different with these particular cylinders?
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-27-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,180
Posted By arffguy
Tongue in cheek comment?

I'm sure that Bruce was actually trying to be funny. Maybe he forgot to include the smiley face. You know, that "real pilots fly taildraggers" thing. :p
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,082
Posted By arffguy
The ultimate in lurkers

4540 posts before he started building. Wow!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,523
Posted By arffguy
Is the mark in picture two the side of the...

Is the mark in picture two the side of the cylinder wall?

I had a piston pin plug failure on my engine but it left two marks like that. The piston pin had dug into the wall of the cylinder because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,999
Posted By arffguy
Proper preparation is important

There is an old adage "Never let let a car guy paint your airplane."

That said, a lot of RV's have been painted at body shops or with "automotive" paints.

The key is to make sure that the aluminum...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-29-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 54,017
Posted By arffguy
Thanks. Nice photos.

That's a great set of photos. Those are some views I don't see too often. I also appreciate the fact you have r/c models in there, especially that E-flite RV-9. But I also gotta say, you guys with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,301
Posted By arffguy
Thanks.

OK. I did receive the letter yesterday. Just got the mail today. The more I think about it, I guess the cost was fair, considering the technical info that went into LPM. In my head I was just looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,301
Posted By arffguy
LPM out of business?

I liked Light Plane Maintenance. A little pricey when you didn't get a discount though.

So you're saying it's gone now? I received no such letter.

A search online went directly to Aviation Consumer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,339
Posted By arffguy
Temporary thread?

I suggest that this thread be moved from the Temporary/soon to be deleted section. I'm surprised it hasn't been moved already.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-31-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,183
Posted By arffguy
That is a nice workshop. Except that you need to...

That is a nice workshop. Except that you need to reverse your American flag.:eek:


That instrument panel looks huge! Or is it my imagination?


What is up with the brown color on the...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,806
Posted By arffguy
Same old debate?

Not trying to discount David's experiences, but the FAA still advises to face directly into the wind and not have the ropes or chains super tight.



Before I had a hangar, one of my well intentioned...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,659
Posted By arffguy
Close. But no cigar?

The shirt looks more like N144AZ. Very similar to yours, but not quite the same. Look at the top of the rudder and the canopy is a slider.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,297
Posted By arffguy
Bad link?

YouTube won't let me view the video, claiming some copyright issue.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,609
Posted By arffguy
Cool Nice!

Looks great Doug! How exciting it must be to see a drawing (dream) turn into reality!

Did they clear coat the whole thing or just some of the trim?

I was going to say---now you have finished your...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,583
Posted By arffguy
Nice try FAA

Considering the current costs to equip my Cessna, 500 bucks isn't going to make me run to the avionics shop anytime soon.
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