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Forum: My RV Build Project 12-19-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,785
Posted By daddyman
You've been a good boy this year

Beats the heck out of my lump of coal.

A HUGE step closer.

Daddyman
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By daddyman
My heart goes out to his family.

Darn,
I'll be praying for his family as well.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 83,172
Posted By daddyman
You are up to the task

Bill,
Although this may be a tense timing, you are definitely up to the task.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By daddyman
You're gonna love it.

Curiser1989,
You will love every aspect of a really nice plane.

Welcome aboard.

Daddyman
400 hrs on "mine" and still in love...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By daddyman
Awesome video summary

Wow,
Loved it.

The song too.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 11-05-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By daddyman
Angle of Attack Indicator added

https://drive.google.com/open?id=19RDkGmM-D1fDfomsAmbwvUtzPFKRi7sKhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1RzlAxePiqoo2K10V7u4HGSXfAU8hO8DcAll,

As you may have seen I saved 5#12 oz and created a gaping...
Forum: RV-4 11-05-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By daddyman
Vacuum pump removal -done

RV'ers,
I did remove my vacuum pump.
The job was not that big. total time to get it off: about 1 hour.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxmITtsLZSmSRGlHOXNOcWF6WGxtczVTVWdYRGJOYk9Gem13

This was...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By daddyman
Looking good

Bill,
The fit looks really good.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By daddyman
Short run of PVC tubing inside ribs?

Hi all,
I was thinking of running my additional pitot tubes from out near the right wing inspection port.
Because of the location of the fuel tanks, I need to run the pitot tubes (2) aft of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By daddyman
Way to go

Awesome,
Pretty as it is.
It will be plenty fast at that weight.

Happy Landings,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-22-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By daddyman
Thanks to all for good direction

Gill,
Yes, I thought I could make one, and indeed looked up the same parts numbers you sent along.

Thanks to all for your input.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By daddyman
advice sought removing vacuum pump

All,
I'm interesting in removing my fully functional vacuum pump.

Why in the world would anybody do that?
Answer; I'm not really using it. It only sucks my directional heading indicator. I do not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,297
Posted By daddyman
Great trip for her and you together

Crabandy,
Boy she is growing up so fast.
Great times.
Daddyman
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,657
Posted By daddyman
If it were a car...

If you were building a car engine your thoughts about balancing would be correct, but as mentioned in the previous replies, there ARE differences in aircraft engines.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By daddyman
AOA indicator?

Carl,
Are you planning on having an AOA indicator?

Just thinking.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By daddyman
Bill, Very funny. Daddyman

Bill,
Very funny.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 09-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,916
Posted By daddyman
Good eyes on that chopper pilot

There was an incident several years ago in Virginia.
The canopy was found by hunters years later and completely undamaged.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,143
Posted By daddyman
Same thing 3 weeks ago

Pilotyoung,
I had a similar issue. I will spare you the details, but I would find the tire low, then pump it up, it would hold. I'd fly and it would go flat.
I removed it and checked the...
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 284,682
Posted By daddyman
Wow, what a panel

Axel,
I have panel envy.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By daddyman
Welcome Aboard

Greg,
It is the adventure of a lifetime and a massive personal achievement.
Love every aspect of it.
The good, the bad & the ugly.

There is solace in knowing you have 20,000...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By daddyman
Welcome

Tim,
It may be years (longer?) before that grin wears off.
Flying it is a blast.

Welcome aboard.

I suggest you get RV-4 specific training. There are some great folks out there.
PM me for a...
Forum: RV-4 08-20-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By daddyman
Yep the video shared looks like it would work

Thanks for including the video.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By daddyman
My question is not where

Great to make it accessible to both front and back seats, a more basic question is would it work on our canopy?
I know they work fine on tempered glass, but plexiglass?

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,147
Posted By daddyman
No radio interference post test

Me again,
Flown with no audio noise.

Real happy with them as is.

Next fix on them is well beyond my lifespan.

Daddyman
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Forum: RV-4 07-19-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,147
Posted By daddyman
feedback

Moosepilet,
I read the manufactures box re: power, but cannot test post installation in my plane.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,147
Posted By daddyman
no radio noise noted

One caveat,
I could clearly hear ATC, but nobody answered my pilot position reports, so I'm not 100% sure I was not emitting static.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,147
Posted By daddyman
Test Flight last night

Bill,
Great night to test; 1/4 moon, clear skies, no wind.

My impression:
Noticed right away during taxi, much brighter and able to see what I needed to to taxi.
Pattern of illumination was better,...
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,147
Posted By daddyman
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, well...

My lights were working just fine.

This breaks one of my big airplane rules- DO NOT FIX IF IT ISN'T BROKEN.

In this case, I couldn't help myself because;
I was hesitant to use my lights near the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-29-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By daddyman
Thanks to Jim, Jean and staff

Took a few pictures, but they were trumped by Mugsy's video.

Anybody wants them pm me.

What a wonderful day.
4-star hospitality.
Great runway

Livin the dream
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-29-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By daddyman
Nice Video

Mugsy,
Way 2 go on the video.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 05-21-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 252,826
Posted By daddyman
Paint or wrap?

Wow,
What a beautiful paint scheme.
Is it paint?

Happy Landings,
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,354
Posted By daddyman
Let not your heart be heavy

Gunny,
A little elbow grease would make them good as new.
I do however, suggest 20g target rounds for the birds.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 61,011
Posted By daddyman
ahhh a well decorated home

One does have to admire his tastes in decor, so coordinated, yet simply stated colors.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 04-03-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,698
Posted By daddyman
Way 2 Go!

Skip,
Looks like a beauty.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 04-03-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,698
Posted By daddyman
4-form ups

Guys,
Count me in for some -4 fun.
Daddyman
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,781
Posted By daddyman
Suggestion on pulling power back

Snopercod,
Your post mentions pulling the power back at 500 agl.
I'd suggest you practice an engine out at 500 (equivalent at a higher altitude) to see if you could return to base and land.
After...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,342
Posted By daddyman
Used it before

Ben,
I used this material (1/2") in my last plane. I was impressed with the fire resistance. I tested it with a plow torch. It was light and quite effective, although I do not have the decibel...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,735
Posted By daddyman
I believe there will be a very nice (O-320)...

I believe there will be a very nice (O-320) coming up in Fredericksburg, VA very soon.
Built by an A & P, nice clean machine. Don't know the price, but reasonable.

PM me if you want more...
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By daddyman
I was repairing a cracked elevator hinge

I went into the space to remove the rod end as the elevator crack was discovered during annual inspection.

I believe the problem was that the original bolt was too short.
Why the builder put a...
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By daddyman
Castle nuts

Chris,
This year I had the final (aft) to elevator nyloc nut fall off. The bold did not back out so I was able to land without disaster.
I immediately changed to castle nut + cotter pin.
I also...
Forum: RV-4 11-30-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By daddyman
Not sure about brakes

All,
I noticed both sides( Rt + Lt) seem to not be releasing completely.
I have relatively new pads (Grove).

Visual inspection looks fine.

When I jack up one side, the main wheel just doesn't seem...
Forum: RV-4 10-26-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,486
Posted By daddyman
Air intake

Diamondjim,
I also have a 1989 -4.
Mine is an IO-320, so fuel injected.
I have a removable air cleaner that is reusable. It is difficult to take on and off, so I only do it either at the end of th...
Forum: RV-4 08-11-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By daddyman
I have them embedded in my POH which is posted...

I have them embedded in my POH which is posted under the POH sections.
N262DF
It is beyond my electronic know-how to retrieve it otherwise.

You may find it very useful.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By daddyman
Snopercod, I've got several in NC, so a nice...

Snopercod,
I've got several in NC, so a nice start on your state.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By daddyman
Landed at every public airport in Virginia

All,
Granted this is a pure boast, yet when I noticed that I had only a few airports in VA that I had not yet landed at, I made it my mission.

Yes, there is a ambassador program with a passport and...
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By daddyman
Windwalkerar, I have the told short gear. They...

Windwalkerar,
I have the told short gear.
They work fine.

While I don't know the dimensional specs they create about a 4" increase in stance on the ground.
The primary advantage is that you have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-15-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By daddyman
NorcalRV7, Yes, but is she IFR rated? Isn't...

NorcalRV7,
Yes, but is she IFR rated?
Isn't colorblind an issue with dog copilots?

Daddyman
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-12-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,703
Posted By daddyman
Shawn, I'm going to do this on the right...

Shawn,
I'm going to do this on the right coast.

Looking for the "Zen" spot.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,247
Posted By daddyman
You should be proud of your...

You should be proud of your accomplishment.

Daddyman
Dues paid +
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By daddyman
I've got to land there

Been thinking about it ever since my return from OSH.
Now I have to go.

Thanks,
Daddyman
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By daddyman
Jesse, Sounds like a dirty fuel int any that...

Jesse,
Sounds like a dirty fuel int any that cylinder. If it is not fully functioning, the decrease in fuel need paradoxically causes heat, as fuel cools.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By daddyman
Tooch, Tried to set this up for my wife as well....

Tooch,
Tried to set this up for my wife as well.
Not so much success.
Tried comercial apps, Flighttrack, planefinder; inconsistent results.
I have no idea why.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By daddyman
First; Welcome I built my first plane the same...

First; Welcome
I built my first plane the same way, slow, on the cheap.
Loved the process, and didn't miss TV.

There is a VERY big RV presence at EZF known as the RAF (Rappahanock Area...
Forum: RV-4 05-18-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By daddyman
SLJordan, Good looking setup. Allows for...

SLJordan,
Good looking setup.
Allows for wide-opening of the canopy for easy entrance.

Required wiling of the roll bar, and will it hold well against the breeze?

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 121,374
Posted By daddyman
I joined the club Monday

All,
I've been looking forward to joining this rare club.
Location: just west of Washington, DC (LDN VOR)
Alt: 7,500
RV-4 160hp with CS Hartzel

Oh Boy.
The picture is not that sharp as I do not...
Forum: RV-4 05-17-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By daddyman
Here are the 3 pictures. I purchased the knob and...

Here are the 3 pictures.
I purchased the knob and canopy knob end hardware at the Chevy Dealer.
I used a 2009 Chevy Suburban Lift Gate hardware. Figured if it can hold that, than my canopy is a...
Forum: RV-4 05-17-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By daddyman
Justin, I'll have pics in a day or 2. Should be...

Justin,
I'll have pics in a day or 2.
Should be clear how I did it.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By daddyman
Canopy gas lift strut update

Correction:
I had previously stated that my gas lift assist/hold open strut was purchased from McMaster-Carr.
It was not.
It was actually purchased from Industrial Hardware Direct.

Mine blew open...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By daddyman
Just curious about formation west of DEN

Fellow Formation folk,
I was west of DEN this Sat (5/13) and saw 2 RV-ers working good formation + smoke.

I pointed it out to my son, whom I was visiting.

Was it someone I knew???

Daddyman
Forum: California 05-05-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,735
Posted By daddyman
One more Red one on top

Axel,
If you had 1 more red one on top it would be a good hand in a vertical form of Texas Hold em.
Dues paid + 2017
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 89,930
Posted By daddyman
Bill, That is really funny Daddyman

Bill,
That is really funny
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By daddyman
Recent experience

Mike,
Although I don't have a front tire, I just changed the tube in a main. When examined closely post removal, the tube was fine, but the valve was NFG.
I believe it was damaged while trying to...
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