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Forum: Canada 04-05-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bubblehead
A question on weather data. I get data now in the...

A question on weather data. I get data now in the US through ADSB. I will be over a lot of remote territory so I know I won't get data there, but what about when I am close to towns and cities like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,507
Posted By Bubblehead
Any damage to the wing skins? To bend like that...

Any damage to the wing skins? To bend like that while screwed all the way in something had to give.
Forum: Canada 03-17-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bubblehead
YYCC650 - I have downloaded the guide and will...

YYCC650 - I have downloaded the guide and will read those pages. Thank you.

Flying Canuck - Thank you too for the information. I look forward to your observations.

I'm collecting those and other...
Forum: Canada 03-17-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bubblehead
This caught my eye: "BASICMED FLYING IN...

This caught my eye: "BASICMED FLYING IN CANADIAN AIRSPACE
Due to the non ICAO-compliant nature of the BasicMed regime, Transport Canada does not currently allow aircraft to be operated in Canadian...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bubblehead
Thanks Claude. That is very helpful. I found the...

Thanks Claude. That is very helpful. I found the website. I'll check out the cost.
Forum: Canada 03-16-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bubblehead
US pilot flying in Canada

I am planning a trip from Fort Worth, TX to Alaska. I have been studying different resources and videos, and have gotten my FCC license for the comm radio and my FCC operator's license, I have my...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bubblehead
I am planning a trip from the lower 48 to Alaska...

I am planning a trip from the lower 48 to Alaska in June. I have my 2 FCC licenses and starting to learn about eapis etc. but what is this about a border sticker?
Forum: GPS 02-13-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Bubblehead
I found a pdf of the manual on line. They are M3...

I found a pdf of the manual on line. They are M3 x .5. I'll close up the thread.
Forum: GPS 02-13-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Bubblehead
Garmin GXM 30A XM antenna screw size

Does anyone know the mounting screw size for the Garmin XM antenna that goes with the G496? It's metric but I can't remember if it is 3mm, 3.5mm or 4 mm.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,808
Posted By Bubblehead
How about doing it to allow going to the Trinity...

How about doing it to allow going to the Trinity site the same weekend? October 6th is the next tour. They happen twice each year.

http://www.wsmr.army.mil/Trinity/Pages/Home.aspx
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-05-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By Bubblehead
An induction leak would show up as EGTs going up...

An induction leak would show up as EGTs going up as MAP goes down (throttle going closed). Added MAP to the SAVVY chart and MAP is going up as everything else goes down. Is MAP data reversed or...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-24-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Bubblehead
Call Walt at ExpAircraft. Jay Pratt at RV Central...

Call Walt at ExpAircraft. Jay Pratt at RV Central is another possibility but I think he went to Idaho or some other foreign country for the summer. Both are great guys and know RVs inside and...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-06-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bubblehead
I checked with EAA and Lot S is the place to...

I checked with EAA and Lot S is the place to leave a car overnight if you are camping by your plane. Thanks again for the ideas from everyone. ethand, I'll let you know if the dates work out and...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-30-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bubblehead
ethand - great offer and very helpful. We have...

ethand - great offer and very helpful. We have not made the final decision on dates yet.

NYTOM and bcondrey - I found the S lot on the map and it would be very handy.

I have two good options...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 75,443
Posted By Bubblehead
My second airplane

I don't want to build an RV bad enough to spend the hours plus I wanted a rough strip plane. I've started building a Rans (rhymes with Vans) S-21 Outbound. Ailerons and flaps done, starting on...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-30-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bubblehead
OSH Drive in Fly in Camping

I'll be camping as usual in the Home Built Camping (HBC) area this year. I have a friend that will drive in and stay at my campsite with me. Only thing I can't figure out is where to leave my friends...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-29-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By Bubblehead
Mike, no rose colored glasses involved, I was...

Mike, no rose colored glasses involved, I was just relating my experiences. And I am there in the mornings more than the afternoon, often to beat the heat.

While I would not accept a nomination due...
Forum: GPS 05-20-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Bubblehead
Jim, great job. Can you post some pictures to...

Jim, great job. Can you post some pictures to give some of us a little added motivation?
Forum: Texas (North) 05-20-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By Bubblehead
Mike, you have probably been at Hicks longer than...

Mike, you have probably been at Hicks longer than me. I don't live there so that makes a difference too. I've been at Hicks about 7 years as a renter and now a hanger owner. I fly every other...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,941
Posted By Bubblehead
That is definitely one of my pet peeves and I...

That is definitely one of my pet peeves and I call people out on it all the time. You're in VMC you have to do your calls like you're under VFR flight rules, not IFR. It's not that I'm trying to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bubblehead
I have been unable to find the safeair website...

I have been unable to find the safeair website either. It used to be Safeair1.com.

It looks like Cleaveland carries 2 line Safe Air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By Bubblehead
I have been unable to find the safeair website...

I have been unable to find the safeair website either. It used to be Safeair1.com.

It looks like Cleaveland carries 2 line Safe Air...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-02-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,954
Posted By Bubblehead
I was intending to go in July but might be able...

I was intending to go in July but might be able to move the trip up if you guys want an RV-8 tagging along.
Forum: Reviews 02-28-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By Bubblehead
I did not find reference to RVs on the website...

I did not find reference to RVs on the website but it looks like a cover like Bastien's is about $600 plus shipping and a canopy cover is about $500.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By Bubblehead
The Skytec troubleshooting guide is great. I was...

The Skytec troubleshooting guide is great. I was sure the problem was NOT the ground between the starter and the engine case so skipped that step. After much aggravation and some $s I removed the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,156
Posted By Bubblehead
So sorry to hear that Pete. I've been blessed...

So sorry to hear that Pete. I've been blessed with many wonderful best friends disguised as pets. Some were rescue pets because they rescued me. A few of them were so much a part of me that I cried a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,569
Posted By Bubblehead
SafeAir1

Are the SafeAir1 tanks still available? I can't find a working website for SafeAir1.
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,687
Posted By Bubblehead
Thanks Sam. That looks like what I am used to and...

Thanks Sam. That looks like what I am used to and it turns out I already am registered there.
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-20-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,687
Posted By Bubblehead
Best APRS website

I have not checked my APRS track in a while but I will be taking a trip tomorrow from Fort Worth to Chicago, back on Sunday. I used to give people the old "www.mail2600.com" website to see my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By Bubblehead
I need to try this. I go past there about once a...

I need to try this. I go past there about once a month. Here are the details.

5450 Willbarger St, Fort Worth, TX 76119

https://www.reederdistributors.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By Bubblehead
That's where I go. Good people plus all the...

That's where I go. Good people plus all the gaskets you might need.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bubblehead
Autozone, Batteries Plus and other places will...

Autozone, Batteries Plus and other places will load test your battery for you free of charge. Take it to two places if you want a second opinion. I had an Odyssey that I had used for 7 years. !!! I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bubblehead
I installed one in each root per Danny King's...

I installed one in each root per Danny King's methods because I was fighting getting small chips of something in injectors. I would sump well and bought gas at a busy airport but still it happened...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,195
Posted By Bubblehead
Same thing that almost prevented my trip to OSH...

Same thing that almost prevented my trip to OSH this year.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By Bubblehead
Assuming your engine cranks over at the full...

Assuming your engine cranks over at the full starter speed...

There are TONS of threads and posts on this. I suggest doing a search to save a lot of people a lot of time typing. To get you some info...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,195
Posted By Bubblehead
Did the engine turn over fine with the previous...

Did the engine turn over fine with the previous battery?

The skytec troubleshooting guide that az_gila linked to is excellent. It helped me figure out I had a bad ground between the engine and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By Bubblehead
It seems that a heat muff with stainless steel...

It seems that a heat muff with stainless steel wool or welded on studs works so well that I can't see the point of doing something this complex. I don't mean to sound negative but you can get tons of...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-22-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Bubblehead
I don't know Randy Richmond but Walt Aronow does...

I don't know Randy Richmond but Walt Aronow does great work and is one of the nicest people around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Bubblehead
Danny, if Chris can't help call the FBO there. My...

Danny, if Chris can't help call the FBO there. My wife and I went there a year ago to spend a few days in San Antonio and the FBO knew of a couple of empty hangers and arranged for us to use one...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,011
Posted By Bubblehead
Two more data points

In 2011 I installed a PC680 in my RV-8 in the aft location behind the baggage compartment floor. 7 years and 550 hours later I decided to move the battery to the firewall to improve the cg with two...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By Bubblehead
There are two if you are fuel injected. One on...

There are two if you are fuel injected. One on the suction side of the fuel pump if you have the Andair unit and one in the FI unit bolted to the intake manifold. In my RV-8 the first one is under...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,638
Posted By Bubblehead
I ended up out in the last spot in almost the...

I ended up out in the last spot in almost the last row by North 40 too, and thought its sucked, but I ended up thinking is was great. The yellow tram was close, North 40 store and cafe were close,...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 69,432
Posted By Bubblehead
My bad. It was not Mel Asberry. I will track it...

My bad. It was not Mel Asberry. I will track it down if possible.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By Bubblehead
I made this change on an IO-360. The sump came...

I made this change on an IO-360. The sump came with new induction pipes. We had to make a few different brackets to get the mixture and throttle cables aligned the way we wanted them but other than...
Forum: Safety 07-14-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 69,432
Posted By Bubblehead
Timing is everything

I think timing things to hit low-traffic times is essential. I've hung out at Baraboo-Dells airport or other airports less than an hour from Fisk, listened to the air show on the internet, launched...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-14-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By Bubblehead
Will do Rob. Likewise, you're always welcome to...

Will do Rob. Likewise, you're always welcome to stop in at 575 for beer, water, Gatorade or just to visit. I am glad to know the couch will work well for you. Enjoy.
Forum: Safety 07-14-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 69,432
Posted By Bubblehead
I am hoping Mel Asberry posts an updated short...

I am hoping Mel Asberry posts an updated short form for us. I used his last year (after fully reading the NOTAM) and it worked great. I'll drop him a PM.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bubblehead
I should have been more specific. I am not near...

I should have been more specific. I am not near the plane and won't be able to measure from LE to firewall for a couple of days. I was hoping someone had the measurement handy.

Not a big deal. I'll...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bubblehead
I agree it is arbitrary and your choice is a good...

I agree it is arbitrary and your choice is a good one. I assume you changed the cg limits accordingly since Van's stated limits are measured from his datum?

For my purposes his datum is convenient...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bubblehead
RV-8 firewall distance from datum

Anyone happen to know the distance from datum for the firewall for an RV-8? I am changing some things around and want to estimate the new cg. Thanks.
Forum: Texas (North) 07-13-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By Bubblehead
Leaving Tuesday night 7/25 and staying overnight...

Leaving Tuesday night 7/25 and staying overnight somewhere then into OSH HBC early Wednesday. Rob - I wish I could leave with you and Roy. Perhaps we'll bump into each other up there.

PS - enjoy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,742
Posted By Bubblehead
I hate those webcams. If I look at them even...

I hate those webcams. If I look at them even once I end up going to OSH!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bubblehead
Lots of good ideas and most along the lines of...

Lots of good ideas and most along the lines of what I was thinking. I thought Flox would be the right way to fill it all in but sanding it down afterwards could be a bear. Maybe if I make a plastic...
Forum: Formation Flying 07-04-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bubblehead
Link took me to a "Group does not exist" screen....

Link took me to a "Group does not exist" screen. Mark can you check and make sure the URL is correct?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bubblehead
Suggestions on how to repair this FG damage

This was a damaged area before I bought the plane 10 years ago. I don't know why I've not tackled it sooner, but I've decided now is the time.

The overlap between the windshield and the canopy is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,742
Posted By Bubblehead
My point is he can't be at best power at 14.6 gph...

My point is he can't be at best power at 14.6 gph 8000 ft density altitude. Maybe I was at 70% or 65% I don't know and it's not important. I was just going off the top of my head. But at cruise I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,713
Posted By Bubblehead
Leaving DFW area Tuesday 7/25 after work and...

Leaving DFW area Tuesday 7/25 after work and camping somewhere along the way. Arrive OSH Wednesday morning. This was going to be the year of a week at OSH but the company I work for scheduled some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,623
Posted By Bubblehead
One data point

I've had both Vetterman and AWI exhaust systems on my RV-8. I changed to the AWI 4-1 in large part for the studs. I was living in Northern Illinois at the time and wanted to fly down to about 10F. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,501
Posted By Bubblehead
I bought 3 off eBay yesterday. Two for gifts for...

I bought 3 off eBay yesterday. Two for gifts for A&P buddies. I had posted a link to the eBay page but apparently I ran afoul of the rules because my post disappeared. Either that or I forgot to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,501
Posted By Bubblehead
Gary - I googled Adel 560 and did not find a...

Gary - I googled Adel 560 and did not find a source for the tool. Where did you get yours?

UPDATE - here is a link to a place to buy them via eBay....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bubblehead
Larco - what problem are you trying to fix?

Larco - what problem are you trying to fix?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-25-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Bubblehead
Terrible service at Chesapeake 2X

Twice I've flown in and tied down for a few days at Chesapeake Rgnl (KCPK), the last time was this spring. Neither time was I impressed with service. Actually there was no service. I came in...
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