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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Mark Albery
Is it a standard 1/8 NPT fitting? If so -...

Is it a standard 1/8 NPT fitting?

If so - http://www.andair.co.uk/product/drain-valve-dv125/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By Mark Albery
If the tanks are near full, then some can get...

If the tanks are near full, then some can get into the vent tube and come out over the bottom of the fuselage which you can smell in the cockpit.
Forum: California 11-30-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Mark Albery
I'd suggest Chris Randall at Whiteman. He does...

I'd suggest Chris Randall at Whiteman. He does exclusively experimental work and will come out to you.
PM if you want his contact details.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Mark Albery
I have a 335 in my RV-8 with the antenna on the...

I have a 335 in my RV-8 with the antenna on the glare shield. The metal of the glare shield works fine as a ground plane and my PAPR report comes out clean.

I did consider having it on the turtle...
Forum: International 11-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mark Albery
It's important to remember that experimental...

It's important to remember that experimental 'certification' is specific to the country of registration. The ICAO freedoms only strictly apply to standard certified aircraft.

Within Europe there is...
Forum: California 11-03-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,607
Posted By Mark Albery
I was told they got put there back in the 30s to...

I was told they got put there back in the 30s to film westerns, but decided that they liked it and stayed. They've done so well that they have used some to re-populate other heards. Apparently their...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,126
Posted By Mark Albery
The software strips out the %20 characters from...

The software strips out the %20 characters from the file name Fuel%20Handling%20Safety.pdf

Try using the right button to copy the URL and then paste in a fresh window.

I've looked into this in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,781
Posted By Mark Albery
Joel, The Beech 18 was parked up at CXP until a...

Joel, The Beech 18 was parked up at CXP until a few months ago before going back to the UK. After Canada, they flew it to Cuba and around central America with several more balloon flights. Then up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,781
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi John, Having professional photographers and 3...

Hi John,

Having professional photographers and 3 aircraft (not all vintage;) ) gave us great opportunities for filming.

I was in the back seat when the fire happened. It was after a full length...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mark Albery
I have over 800 hours on the 'A' cylinders with...

I have over 800 hours on the 'A' cylinders with no problems.
I had heard that there weren't any reported failures with that batch, though Ron's experience indicates otherwise.

I believe the issue...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,781
Posted By Mark Albery
The link seems to have changed. Try...

The link seems to have changed.
Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk-Fvoa-s8I
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,781
Posted By Mark Albery
And now a professionally produced video of our...

And now a professionally produced video of our trip last year from the point of view of Tim, the non-pilot photographer and adventurer! 10 days flying in 16...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-27-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By Mark Albery
Assuming the geometry of the capacitance plate...

Assuming the geometry of the capacitance plate hasn't changed, then the capacitance being measured will be a function of fuel level and the fuel's dielectric property.

Have you put motor fuel in?...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Mark Albery
Compton EAA has a Chapter hangar...

Compton EAA has a Chapter hangar (https://www.96.eaachapter.org/hangarspace.htm).

May be worth a call to see if space is available. Very close to Long Beach.
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,607
Posted By Mark Albery
I used to fly regularly and payed just an annual...

I used to fly regularly and payed just an annual membership ($150 IIRC).

I had no problems with a tailwheel RV, but if you have to park outside of the paved area, it's best to push on and off by...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By Mark Albery
I use this one...

I use this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EW1ZNC).

It's nominally 2X, but with an inset 5X lens, which I find quite useful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Mark Albery
I've used Skyview...

I've used Skyview (http://www.skyviewaviation.com/aircraft-relocation.html) out of Tracy CA.

They seemed to do a good job of packing into the container and shipped out of Oakland.

There seems to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,065
Posted By Mark Albery
But for controllers..... "Blue and White RV over...

But for controllers.....

"Blue and White RV over Fisk, rock your wings!...";);)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,042
Posted By Mark Albery
It seems a little bit of a grey area. They have...

It seems a little bit of a grey area.

They have a pilot function for which they must be qualified.

A safety pilot on a simulated IMC flight can legitimately log the time in that function as PIC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,042
Posted By Mark Albery
To raise an old topic: I've read AC90-116...

To raise an old topic:

I've read AC90-116 thoroughly, but it doesn't answer one question.

Is the observer pilot required to log their pilot function time in their pilot log book?

My interest is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,753
Posted By Mark Albery
I bought a set of these...

I bought a set of these (https://www.ebay.com/itm/440lbs-660lbs-Digital-LCD-AC-Floor-Bench-Scale-Postal-Platform-Shipping-USA-OY-/272752427507?var=&hash=item3f814fc1f3)

They've proven to be pretty...
Forum: California 09-18-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Mark Albery
I've heard people recommend Mickey Holton at...

I've heard people recommend Mickey Holton at Torrance (310-325 6169) with his green Citabria.

No personal experience with him, but used to see it flying regularly when I was based at Hawthorne.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,125
Posted By Mark Albery
Steve, You forgot Brian & Sylvia Foster...

Steve,

You forgot Brian & Sylvia Foster (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/amazing-around-the-world-adventure-for-couple-who-built-their-own-plane-1-5368758)
Maybe not solo, but neither were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,413
Posted By Mark Albery
Look what Ken Krueger did with the Vashon Ranger....

Look what Ken Krueger did with the Vashon Ranger. That has a lot of Vans influence. I'm sure that with the Vans collective skill, knowledge and reputation, they could come up with a compelling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,794
Posted By Mark Albery
One thing to check is if there are individual...

One thing to check is if there are individual reservoirs on the master cylinders. That is a popular mod as it eliminates a potential source of fluid leaking.

If so, then you could find that moving...
Forum: International 08-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By Mark Albery
Kind of! They call it Machine Mart...

Kind of! They call it Machine Mart (https://www.machinemart.co.uk/)

It may be worth a call to HMRC to see if there are any options like getting it classified as a temporary import. Potentially you...
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By Mark Albery
There is a VAT exemption for personal effects...

There is a VAT exemption for personal effects imported on change of residence to the UK.

But, to qualify, you must have owned the items outside of the UK for at least six months and you can not...
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mark Albery
I have the adapters unused if you need them (2...

I have the adapters unused if you need them (2 sets). I had my panel cut to the basic template.

Available after Oshkosh, or I can bring them to OSH.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mark Albery
The standard kit is all match hole cut and can be...

The standard kit is all match hole cut and can be cleco'd together out of the box (that still leaves final drilling, deburring, dimpling, priming and riveting).

The quick build has the wing and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mark Albery
Shipping to the UK will be a lot less for a...

Shipping to the UK will be a lot less for a standard kit and availability will usually be better.
No jigs or fixtures other than the support frame for the wing which is quite quick and easy to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mark Albery
Oil leaves the engine through either the...

Oil leaves the engine through either the breather, piston rings or valve guides if not through leaks which should be easier to spot.

So you shouldn't see a step change in oil consumption when you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,125
Posted By Mark Albery
From a facebook post by his support agents:

From a facebook post by his support agents:
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mark Albery
Try talking to Gallagher or Falcon agencies. They...

Try talking to Gallagher or Falcon agencies. They are both popular in the experimental community and could find you a better quote.

An initial high quote may come down a lot after the first year...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,195
Posted By Mark Albery
Typical empty weights are nearer 1000 lbs for the...

Typical empty weights are nearer 1000 lbs for the -4 and 1100 lbs for the -8 averagely equipped. So aerobatic payloads are more like 375 lb and 500 lb respectively (assuming -1 wing).

The best...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-21-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,125
Posted By Mark Albery
In which case it's whisky, not whiskey ;) But...

In which case it's whisky, not whiskey ;)

But well deserved either way.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-21-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,125
Posted By Mark Albery
Irish whiskey! Sacrilege! It should be a wee dram...

Irish whiskey! Sacrilege! It should be a wee dram of Old Poulteney! Wick's finest.

But that aside, very well done on reaching the first big milestone.

I look forward to reading about the onward...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By Mark Albery
The Azores is fine as a winter or bad weather...

The Azores is fine as a winter or bad weather alternative if you have the range and equipment including reserves. Several aircraft have crashed into the only mountain in the middle of the North...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Mark Albery
In the UK Silmid ...

In the UK Silmid (https://www.silmid.com/sealants/polysulphide-sealants/)is a major supplier with a good selection of PRC sealants.

I suspect there are other suppliers in Europe as it is commonly...
Forum: California 06-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Mark Albery
CA Use tax on new E/AB

I'm getting close to completing the 'other' project and know that the CDTFA will want their pound of flesh.

I found the form online for paying use tax, but it asks for a date of purchase and price...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-10-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By Mark Albery
Airspeed errors are more often due to static...

Airspeed errors are more often due to static issues rather than pitot.

A relatively easy check on the pitot is to make a manometer attached to the pitot head from clear tubing. A bit tricky with a...
Forum: California 06-05-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mark Albery
I recently used Danny McGehee when I re-imported...

I recently used Danny McGehee when I re-imported my RV-8.

Very satisfied. I'd certainly be happy to use him again.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,125
Posted By Mark Albery
It looks like you've proven the aircraft and...

It looks like you've proven the aircraft and pilot's endurance. That was a good 'hop' from SF Bay to Oshkosh.

I'd recommend the Inuk Hostel to stay in Nuuk if you need somewhere. Great host an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,658
Posted By Mark Albery
Just like this one...

Just like this one (https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Aero-Siemens-and-FlyEco-Show-Off-Hybrid-230712-1.html) shown at Friedrichshafen.
Forum: International 05-19-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By Mark Albery
Paddy, Check this out...

Paddy,

Check this out (https://eplica.samgongustofa.is/media/flug/VFR-GUIDE_22.3.2018.pdf) for Iceland. They say no special permission required for homebuilts, but check Iceland AIP GEN 1.2.

The...
Forum: International 05-18-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By Mark Albery
Most of the information that you want will be in...

Most of the information that you want will be in the Irish AIP.

You can register free with Eurocontrol (https://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/publicuser/public/pu/login.do), select 'enter applications',...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi Rogier, You don't need much for cold weather...

Hi Rogier,

You don't need much for cold weather protection, but rain is quite probable and maybe gusty winds.

Tie-down stakes for the RV (you could buy some there from the vendors).

Lots of gallon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,739
Posted By Mark Albery
Almost correct. ICAO don't have rules, they just...

Almost correct.
ICAO don't have rules, they just have standards and recommended practices.
Member states can vary from those SARPs, but they publish their differences from ICAO in the national...
Forum: California 05-07-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm at Hayward, which is one of the cheaper of...

I'm at Hayward, which is one of the cheaper of the Bay area airports.

There are waiting lists for all types of city-ownedhangars, but none less than 6-12 months.

There are some private box hangars...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By Mark Albery
I have previously contacted the factory to...

I have previously contacted the factory to confirm my RV-8 had a -1 variant wing.

The changeover happened in 2000, so if your kit was shipped after that time it will be a -1 with 1600lb aerobatic...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mark Albery
Van's at Mojave Experimental Fly-in 4/21

They have announced that Rian Johnson from Van's (https://www.facebook.com/events/489607664767589/507933549601667/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1524062956661605) will be at Mojave for...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Mark Albery
I've only ever stopped there for gas, but it does...

I've only ever stopped there for gas, but it does seem to be in Uber coverage about $10-15 to the city centre.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-06-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,013
Posted By Mark Albery
You're not wrong! See FAR 91.225...

You're not wrong! See FAR 91.225 (https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?node=14:2.0.1.3.10#se14.2.91_1225) (f).
Forum: California 04-04-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi Mike, I'm just over the Bay at Hayward. We...

Hi Mike,

I'm just over the Bay at Hayward. We have quite a few RVs on the field and plenty of other interesting stuff. You're not far from San Carlos, Reid-Hillview and San Jose too.

I'll likely be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mark Albery
Just display the "HBC" sign when you land and you...

Just display the "HBC" sign when you land and you will be marshaled to the right location. A good chance that you'll then be immediately greeted and handed a cold beer!

The registration car will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm not heading out this year, but the HBC area...

I'm not heading out this year, but the HBC area is one of the best things about SnF.
.
Almost certainly the Smith family will have the tent set up with tables and seating. A kitty system pays for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,739
Posted By Mark Albery
They were covered just to give a plain background...

They were covered just to give a plain background to the N number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,739
Posted By Mark Albery
I used the Sporty's numbers and a roll of blue...

I used the Sporty's numbers and a roll of blue vinyl to cover up the star and bars underneath. It made peeling off easy too:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8133/8746285665_06a48ce005_b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi Rogier, Congratulations on the RV-8! I look...

Hi Rogier,

Congratulations on the RV-8! I look forward to seeing you and the -8 - maybe Oshkosh?

Most likely the first maintenance will be cowls off for the next oil change and general 50 hour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mark Albery
Just got mine, so I agree! I have a 20*16 of that...

Just got mine, so I agree!
I have a 20*16 of that on my lounge wall.
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,915
Posted By Mark Albery
It's sometimes possible to get a straight pull on...

It's sometimes possible to get a straight pull on a Cherry rivet with the puller angled over slightly by using a wedge/shim. like the one that Cleaveland sell....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By Mark Albery
Dave, Yes I have got new wheel fairings, but not...

Dave,

Yes I have got new wheel fairings, but not fitted yet.

I used my thumb as the clearance gauge.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,165
Posted By Mark Albery
If you're heading to 4 corners, it wouldn't be...

If you're heading to 4 corners, it wouldn't be much further to land at Cortez and do a bit of exploring in the Mesa Verde.

I stopped off there earlier this year on the way to SnF. Well worth the...
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