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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By flyboy1963
savingmoney by spending?

....and you'd think it would be different if I take my wife to Home Depot....un unh!....just walk out with $100 of DIFFERENT stuff, mostly non-aviation!
:( and involves some kind of renovation,...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-04-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,680
Posted By flyboy1963
magical vinyl number?

Sid, would love to know the actual part number of the vinyl used on Kelli Girl.
3M only makes about a million different products ( seriously!) and even though I work in the graphics business, I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By flyboy1963
...and then there's the free advertising!

um, ok, since nobody has mentioned it....the free classifieds, where often things sell in minutes!
So I 'profited' from use of the classifieds, where the moderators were so kind.... as to allow me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By flyboy1963
one more thought

...since it's not been mentioned yet, I setup my W&B to show the heavy stuff I put right behind the seatback ( water, tools, survival gear, oil) and then another point about centre of the baggage...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,932
Posted By flyboy1963
reviving old thread

so Danny Maher made a nice looking RV7/7a for MS flight sim X it seems, then both his site
and flight sim itself seem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By flyboy1963
new problem?.....

" there I was at 50,000, and the inside of the canopy ices up! I scraped it off with my glove, but could still barely see to land on the lakebed.... at 200 kts. My wingman Bob (Hoover)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,682
Posted By flyboy1963
the resurrection of a thread???/

I see this thread has been superceded by others, but thought it worthwhile to re-boot the 'help me learn' part of the title!

there are a dizzying array of printer out there now.....many poorly made...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,700
Posted By flyboy1963
iFly Pireps....any Canadian users?

so i see that most folks are using the screen iFly provides, the 740, likely due to brightness and other factors over a tablet or iPad.
feedback on THAT would be appreciated.

the second question is;...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,566
Posted By flyboy1963
standby .....testing.....testing

just recharged the Nexus, and will plug the thing in tomorrow.
I'll let you know if I can figure out a 'how to', or just loan you the whole shebang!
I found it real handy to have my son on the...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,566
Posted By flyboy1963
black magic!

geez Ron, I have two, you coulda just called and I'd loan you one....indefinitely!

I had some fun trying to get to work, finally some generic driver let it open on my old Nexus tablet.....using OTG...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By flyboy1963
one little detail oft overlooked

My insurer simply says insure for 'replacement cost'.

Having recently sold and then purchased another aircraft, let me say that were this a result of a 'loss' I would surely want to count the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By flyboy1963
just an observation.....

ok, all good thoughts on 'best practice', but I have to ask; just HOW icy cold and thick can the oil possibly TAMPA!?!?!

I have a feeling that if I do a winter annual, fly the plane, pull...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By flyboy1963

Thanks gang.... found the errant ball, lubed abd finally got the core wire out, filed the nose round, and fed into the wound sheath! Ready for winter!!! Lubed with teflon oil, hopfully wont turn to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By flyboy1963
HELP! Mixture cable apart, canít reinstall!

Anyone know what the heck is inside the typical vernier cable head? Cant get it entirely out, won’t feed back in?!?!��
Forum: Canada 10-12-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By flyboy1963

good leads, lots of marine supply places seem to have a few varieties.
these two are listed in Sika's 'find a distributor' section of their site.

K & D Pratt Limited
617 Windmill Road, P.O....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By flyboy1963
Hartzell prop oil leaks?

first run after, ahem, a long time. ( 10 months)
did not cycle prop, just a 5 minute run to check for leaks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By flyboy1963
my -9a with typical Van's seat cushions

I like to see over the dash, so want to be as high as possible...but...that comes at the cost of less canopy clearance!!!

You say you 'sat' in a 7, and your friend 'fit' in one.
I think that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,243
Posted By flyboy1963
^^^same as JOE ^^^^ addition to the above, which was pretty much my exact experience....

I now have to fill out a half-dozen pages of paper every time I apply for anything, explaining why I am nearly dead and/or...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 09-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,454
Posted By flyboy1963
one more opinion

for what it's worth;
Bad situation #1.
where you made your calls becomes irrelevant if he's not on frequency. I don't know how you confirm that he's heard you, other than by his actions, which...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By flyboy1963
more than one?

....this from a guy who has done NO flight testing....

is there more than one?
can the MT fail in coarse, and fine pitch?
I would think you want best ratio, meaning DISTANCE....
and also minimum...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By flyboy1963
Tools you really need....

okay, good thread, I actually was sure this was going in a different direction.
you know:

- Patience
- more space
- more money
- marriage counselor
- more time
- more hours in a day ( see above)
Forum: Canada 08-19-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By flyboy1963
Note: not just trees!

....pretty much west and southerly flows into half the smoke is NOT likely from our fires! Starting to taste like California grass, and Washington sage right now! They just cancelled a big...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By flyboy1963
glass half full? predictions.........

......sorry Tim, I'm thinking more like a couple more DECADES, of this, ....or......until the glaciers move back down!? I might actually be retired by then, so hope it's better VFR!
Forum: Canada 08-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By flyboy1963
fire map?

that's a tough one! hopefully some frequent flier will chime in.

the gov. has a map, but not all that useful to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By flyboy1963

well done Claude, on the completion, and safe end to the first flight!

....and nice to see that you now have one of about 3 ( three) aircraft in Canada with the registration marks actually done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By flyboy1963
different strokes?

...aha! it is possible the McFarlane is ideal for the long, curving runs, but not so great for the tight flip-flop corners at the inlets?
....or is it the opposite? I don't want to cheap out...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,018
Posted By flyboy1963
one more opinion

Like Rob, I had a 2 lb BC behind the flap brace; considered it 'on-ground, or post crash', and unlikely to come loose on impact.

Second was a 1 lb BC, (Halon even better), on the Front side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By flyboy1963
Baffle material - pireps please

I have some old black stuff, not in good shape..... It has left some marks on the cowl, but not eating it's way thru.....yet.

seems the 'standard' is blue or orange silicone, although some say it...
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By flyboy1963
actual user data needed!

to expand on Aviator's comment; my ol spot 1 and 2 seemed to eventually get a sat lock when out on the airport on the dash of my RV.

the Spot 3, for all it's gadgetry, has often failed to acquire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,555
Posted By flyboy1963
material specific solution?

If I may throw in some material observations;

most of the optically clear laminates were developed for glazing, thus are NOT stretchy, and won't conform to the compound curves of a canopy. All the...
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT 2 way Satellite messenger?

This just popped up on my email from Aircraft Spruce.( Canada)

so, about $350... plus $200 a year for a big orange.....blackberry? ;-)

I doubt anyone has one yet, but I really need a plain English...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,094
Posted By flyboy1963

great discourse here, the post is meant to educate, and it did that.
thank you all.

HOW would 'a pilot' know what an engine with one bad lead/plug/coil sounds like? it sure as heck isn't...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,834
Posted By flyboy1963
speed, pressure, direction etc....

if we look for good examples, ( not necessarily practical) you seem to see a trend; more prop blades, lower tip speed, more cylinders, so each has less 'bark' ( 6-cyl?), minimum rpm of the engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,840
Posted By flyboy1963
some light reading

surely you've seen this;

another note; the curing agents in silicone, and there may be quite a wide variety among brands,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By flyboy1963
other turbines?

Maaaaaaaaaany moons ago someone developed a turboprop BD-5t, with a little APU from helicopters, I believe it was a Solar.

I see they are still around, with some military uses of course.....this...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,766
Posted By flyboy1963
terrain? weather? critters? clothing?

a few quick points not to drift this thread.

we have a fantastic local survival guy .....named Pete Wise...seems a nice but odd coincidence.

I participated in a course this time last year, our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,722
Posted By flyboy1963
one more data point

okay Dave, you are getting ALL the feedback you asked for!...and then some!

a couple more points from a former -9a owner.

safety; to address some of the issues.....
upgrade to the rv-10 nosegear...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,770
Posted By flyboy1963
make your own bits

if you take the drill size you want ( old and dull is ok) then use a Dremel with an abrasive disc.....put the bit in a vise, get out your reading glasses, and then take the 'rake' out of the bit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By flyboy1963
my silly opinion

....I have to make this one observation whenever someone talks about 'all that power' and 'stress' and TBO etc.

the 180 hp 0-320 is going to be at 2700 rpm, right? How many hours of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,042
Posted By flyboy1963
Plenum? bright yellow fabric Plenum?????

is it ok to drift this thread now?

...what's up with that plenum on top of Vlad's engine? Looks like it's anything but rigid, but a brilliant idea.
Gotta be quite heat resistant though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,979
Posted By flyboy1963
one barometer of cost?

I have to compare this to the corn price frenzy when ethanol became mandated in some fuels. Everyone was going to starve because the price of corn increased by x%.
An interview with a big cereal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By flyboy1963
check the white pages

....hmmmm, seems Saskatoon, Vernon BC, the wet coast are some options.

that's from the VAF white pages.

If you search the Transport Canada registrations, you might find more, but contact info is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By flyboy1963
forensic study time....

I had NOT seen that video, thanks for posting.

from a purely educational standpoint, what can we learn?

1. the canopy, unless pinned open somehow, will slam forward during most impacts, water or...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By flyboy1963
loving the grin

yep, the passenger RV grin....priceless......and even better when it comes from the young ones!

...imagine Monday when the kids talk about what they did on the weekend?, baseball, bike...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By flyboy1963
keeping the faith!

I hear the guys are at the halfway point....follow them on their site, facebook is good also!

Dave is great at the social media...
Forum: Safety 02-06-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By flyboy1963
some things are just....well.....funny

well Bill, I am no expert, but pretty sure you have to go into...

Printers.....Ctrl <P>

Windows (emulate) print settings;
TAB to 'print setup'

open - page orientation
select -...
Forum: Southeast 01-22-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,144
Posted By flyboy1963
a little confirmation please?

Joop...thanks for the PIREP....but can you confirm something?
It sounds like there is NO flight 'test' or checkout of any kind. This is what I read also in my research from the Canadian side.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,056
Posted By flyboy1963
another option?

ok, just a shot in the dark....
if the plane ain't 'quite' finished yet, is it too late to make it one of those Rv-9's that's registered as a light-sport? would that help with the license issue?
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,234
Posted By flyboy1963
docking??? we don' need no steenkin' dock!

...well, seriously, I have never been a float pilot, but have ridden quite a few times.
Almost without exception, every dock we visited on the west coast had a gangway to a FLOAT, which was a foot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,717
Posted By flyboy1963
the iron-clad absolutely infallible rule!

This is pretty easy actually.

take every tool you own, put it in your truck. (borrow some if you have to, in order to achieve full max. GVW and/or the volumetric capacity of your vehicle.)

go to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,442
Posted By flyboy1963
how about NON-traditional? ( d r i f t i n g h e r e )

...So.....I'm thinking about the CHT's and oil temp in this scenario;

heavily laden AirBoat, Pusher config of course, going 20-30 mph in ambient temps of 90+ degrees. The hot cylinder fin air goes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By flyboy1963
good advice!

thanks Jim, mine have just a few ridges it seems. So far my research points towards light very wet honing to attempt to smooth them out a bit. With new pads, the o-rings will be operating in a...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,585
Posted By flyboy1963
...when in doubt......

I had a pc925 and never 'externally' charged it. If it would fire the engine every 3 months, it got flown and recharged a bit. 3 years of flying 6 or 8 hrs a year, and it's still in year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By flyboy1963

Hey Bob, where do you fly out of in beautiful Twisp? ;-)

I have sold my -9a, but had the occasional shimmy.
I think you are going to find a lot of info and opinions, so what works for you may not be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By flyboy1963
Cleveland brake rebuild...what & how????

Okay gang, I've searched for hours, and come up with nothing at all on the subject! (Parker Cleveland 30-59A unit)
my brake caliper bores are lightly ridged; can I clean these up with a hone? or is...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By flyboy1963
+1 for Air1

okay, I'm not a builder, but seems the folks at Air1 tend to do some legwork for you, and find something that works.
Not always the cheapest, altho they were this year, and were the only ones not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By flyboy1963
apples n oranges

....nobody has mentioned the airfoil on the -9, which is quite different from the you can't just say 'with 3 more feet of span, it's gonna climb better'.
Those that have mentioned the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,528
Posted By flyboy1963

this stuff is awesome, and inspirational for us guys hoping to retire some day. ( fantasizing now about a hangar with scads of tools & gadgets like this....), how much, really, in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By flyboy1963
how schmart???

......ummmm, you are probably right, smart like tractor, but remember, she's been with you for 5 years and 0.7 aircraft, so lacks a little something in her overall judgement!

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By flyboy1963
could be the big light in the sky!

My tip lenses were melted much like yours, by the nav light focusing the suns rays on the lens.
....of course, you'd have to be outside for this to happen.
I replaced the lens, and covered the bulb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By flyboy1963
damage vs danger? do you think there was a risk of fire, leakage ( AGM less acid) or other issues? Does it still make juice?
I've seen the Odyssey offered in a metal case, perhaps that should be standard for...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By flyboy1963

....apparently Dr. Mark is NOT married....

or he'd know when to make decisions.

it's when you wife TELLS you that it's time!

( added bonus, you are told WHAT to decide, AND the outcome!)

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