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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By humptybump
Thread on hand controls in an RV-12...

Thread on hand controls in an RV-12 ...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146118
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By humptybump
Fuel pressure drop with fuel flow rise

I've seen my fuel pressure drop and fuel flow climb (signifantly). I see this when I'm running a tank to empty. In my airplane it indicates I'm getting air in my fuel.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-08-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By humptybump
When sparky things don't spark, it's a total...

When sparky things don't spark, it's a total buzz-kill. It's not unlike when breathy things won't breath.

And yesterday was not a pleasant day to be in an in heated hangar.
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By humptybump
The most important factor is performance. That...

The most important factor is performance. That said, budget is also a reality for most builders.

My RV-8 came equipped with a "straight" whip on the belly. That doesn't jibe with what most install....
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By humptybump
4 years ago, Dynon was previewing their WideView...

4 years ago, Dynon was previewing their WideView EFIS ...

http://elder.ninja/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/uploads/2014/02/wideview_glass_panel-575x276.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By humptybump
Can you post which EFISs / EABs the device works...

Can you post which EFISs / EABs the device works with. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By humptybump
The builder of my RV-8 installed VGs, tested, and...

The builder of my RV-8 installed VGs, tested, and decided to remove them. He then installed the wing root strakes (which are still installed).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By humptybump
The general consensus is to avoid deviating from...

The general consensus is to avoid deviating from the plans as it relates to critical systems. The power plant is a critical system. Since power is a factor of fuel AND air, if you voluntarily give up...
Forum: COMM 03-05-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By humptybump
Sometime over the past several years, Garmin...

Sometime over the past several years, Garmin changed their documentation.

I was able to find a copy of an older revision of an install manual.

In the older revision, their diagram for the ground...
Forum: Northeast 02-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By humptybump
Thanks Vlad, I'll make a note of Dave's contact...

Thanks Vlad, I'll make a note of Dave's contact info for the near future.
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By humptybump
Chad etal, I’ve not reached this point in my...

Chad etal,

I’ve not reached this point in my panel but when I do, I plan to 3D print a surface mount where the bottom has a spot which tightly holds the off-the-shelf device cable.

I’ve not done...
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,812
Posted By humptybump
For the current conditions, you can call the...

For the current conditions, you can call the Alton Bay ICe Runway information line: (603) 875-3498
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,812
Posted By humptybump
2018 STARTS NOW !

From Facebook today ...

“Alton Bay ice Airport Runway is now Open. Runway 1 /19. Runway is 100’ wide x 2800 ‘ long surface conditions all ice no snow very slick . Runway is marked with yellow cones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
Steve - this is Amanda’s site,...

Steve - this is Amanda’s site, correct?

https://www.rvplasticparts.com
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By humptybump
I should investigate the largest soft crate I can...

I should investigate the largest soft crate I can find that will fit.

Could you share the dimensions and brand of the unit you use?
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By humptybump
I wasn’t aware Stratux was investigation the...

I wasn’t aware Stratux was investigation the feature of audio based traffic alerts with position information.

Indeed ...

all of the requisite data is there on Stratux configurations with an...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-15-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By humptybump
only a small crate will fit in the back of an...

only a small crate will fit in the back of an RV-8. If you want to transport a medium or large dog, you may be better off coming up with a solution that actually turns the back into a crate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By humptybump
A work of caution on the “$1.00” value. Many...

A work of caution on the “$1.00” value. Many states watch for personal property items such as boats and airplanes and if they see “$1.00” it triggers an estimated value assessment.

Perhaps you...
Forum: Northeast 01-09-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,812
Posted By humptybump
The snow hasn’t helped and indeed they re in for...

The snow hasn’t helped and indeed they re in for a bit of a warm up. Ironically, the snow may help insulate the ice.

Today’s report ...

“Hi everyone we checked the ice again this afternoon. We are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
Dan, I would have expected you to propose adding...

Dan, I would have expected you to propose adding a micro servo drive motor with torque sensor feedback so the vane could auto trim. :rolleyes:

Edited: (Oops, not “Dan”. I folded two threads ......
Forum: Tools 01-06-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,953
Posted By humptybump
I imagine the AFM8 crimper will make superior...

I imagine the AFM8 crimper will make superior crimps - if by no other metric than its price. If you can get one within your budget, I’d definitely go for it.

That said, I’m on my forth complete...
Forum: Northeast 01-04-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,812
Posted By humptybump
As of Wednesday (ahead of the storm hitting the...

As of Wednesday (ahead of the storm hitting the east coast) Alton Bay reported ice ranging between 9” and 10.5”. Still not the 12” minimum everywhere but getting closer.

BTW: if you use Facebook,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
Agreed. I built my top mount from wood as it was...

Agreed. I built my top mount from wood as it was faster than printing :D

I’m trying to standardize most of my projects on a single material but that’s not happening very well. Even with a heated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
I went with a top-mount for my spools. It reduces...

I went with a top-mount for my spools. It reduces stress on the filament into the extruded.

BTW: where do you source jumbo spools of filament?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By humptybump
While a change from 150hp to 160hp represents...

While a change from 150hp to 160hp represents about 7%, the difference is not linear. Based on the performance charts, the power gain at lower RPMs is about 15%. For fixed pitch propeller...
Forum: Northeast 12-30-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 46,812
Posted By humptybump
2018 season is looking promising!

There is a hard cold snap gripping the Eastern United States which isn’t much fun unless you are trying to make ice :)

Just a week ago Alton Bay was reporting open water but today they are watching...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By humptybump
Scott, please let us know once you’ve added the...

Scott, please let us know once you’ve added the automated material loader/unloader and the internet website for g-code upload. We’ll queue up our cutting projects. All you will need to do is ship us...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By humptybump
The multi-spindle head setup will make...

The multi-spindle head setup will make tool-change a breeze!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By humptybump
On the topic of “drop lights”, an easy solution...

On the topic of “drop lights”, an easy solution is to get a lamp socket and wire a length of electrical cord. Cut a round hole in the bottom of a 1-quart cottage cheese or yogurt container big enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By humptybump
The first major project on my RV-8, I went...

The first major project on my RV-8, I went through a similar debate. The RV-8 is even more restrictive. My solution was to get some heavy upholstery cloth and make two long fat “bean bags” filled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By humptybump
Steve has me by almost a decade. My first...

Steve has me by almost a decade. My first “handheld” Garmin Aviation GPS was the GPSMAP 195

https://www.gpscity.com/g/gps/l/1/195.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-10-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By humptybump
I just use the “compass” app on my phone. It has...

I just use the “compass” app on my phone. It has a second screen that acts as a digital bubble level. You can even “zero” it to any arbitrary starting point....
Forum: Fiberglass 12-09-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 53,916
Posted By humptybump
The current 3D printing technology that a builder...

The current 3D printing technology that a builder can afford can not create a part that will hold up to the heat environment of the engine compartment.

There are a number of non-structural objects a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By humptybump
As a pilot who frequently requests the...

As a pilot who frequently requests the identifiers to be spelled, having a textual transfer of the clearance information would be wonderful - even if all other tasks of the departure and arrival were...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By humptybump
nice welding jig...

nice welding jig...
Forum: Northeast 12-05-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By humptybump
Jake. This is generous. I have a need in about a...

Jake. This is generous. I have a need in about a month. I’ll be in touch and will find some suitable compensation :-)
Forum: Propellers 12-05-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By humptybump
Repairable? Yes. End user repairable? Possibly...

Repairable? Yes.

End user repairable? Possibly but only if it can be determined it is surface damage only.

Repair options include paint removal to insure the damage is limited to the edge. Fill...
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By humptybump
If you have one set of bolts connecting an...

If you have one set of bolts connecting an aluminum section to the engine flange and then a separate set of bolts from the aluminum section to the propeller, this is what I was calling an...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,166
Posted By humptybump
As I got further into my instrument training, I...

As I got further into my instrument training, I found this advice to be the best option for me.

By always loading the flight plan into the IFR GPS, I was always practicing what I would need in real...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By humptybump
Oops. If a moderator could correct the title...

Oops.

If a moderator could correct the title please. It should read:

“Prop Spacer or Prop Extension - Survey”

This will help current and future readers and searches.

Thanks.
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By humptybump
Prop Hub or Prop Extension - survey

I was recently told that the long bolts required for using a 2-1/4” propeller spacer were getting hard to purchase and there are advantages to a using a prop extension. (I had no problem with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
Bob Axom used a solution for performance testing...

Bob Axom used a solution for performance testing his racing mods which compensated for the variability of times of day and between days. Granted, he was always testing at WOT but the goal was the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By humptybump
Caveats: #1, it does not apply to the OP because...

Caveats: #1, it does not apply to the OP because he clarified he is asking about FI; caveat #2, for the life of me I can not find the original material.

OK, short of the above, sometime in the past...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-22-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 53,916
Posted By humptybump
Don - I can not see the image but you said...

Don - I can not see the image but you said "print" a mold. Depending on the complexity of you mold, you may have real issues. (I just went down this path.) If you can display the image, I can provide...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-22-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 53,916
Posted By humptybump
PDF of DanH's valuable work

I've been making reference to DanH's fiberglass work and was bummed when I realized (1) I had lost the PDF I had created from this thread, and (2) the photos fell victim to the PhotoBucket EUA.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By humptybump
I have a solution similar to John (aka...

I have a solution similar to John (aka LuckyDuck)

If you have an EFIS system which integrates with a tablet, then a simple RAM ball mount is an easy “future-proof” solution.

I have the G3X Touch as...
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-20-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By humptybump
I agree that http://aprs.fi is the best for live...

I agree that http://aprs.fi is the best for live tracking. The http://airprs.com is good for reviewing flights.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By humptybump
Are you asking about mobile tablets or...

Are you asking about mobile tablets or smartphones or are you asking about Touch Screen EFIS’s?

The Garmin G3X Touch does not require special gloves. It does not use the capacitive touch technology.
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,674
Posted By humptybump
I’m part of the crowd which believes an audio...

I’m part of the crowd which believes an audio panel is the best solution but will admit to using a “simple” switch between radios.

The switch really should switch “speaker”, “mic”, and “PTT”....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By humptybump
I’ll be posting pictures when the project has...

I’ll be posting pictures when the project has been tested. It will likely bee a couple more weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By humptybump
I’ve been using a 3D printer for several years in...

I’ve been using a 3D printer for several years in several technology areas. My most recent use case is to creat molds for custom fiberglass parts. I find it much more predictable to design and define...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By humptybump
I did the same.

I did the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
I did catch that you have an SLS at work (which...

I did catch that you have an SLS at work (which is why I was specific to mention the filament based FDM printers most builders might encounter at home).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By humptybump
Just an FYI ... When FDM printing with any of...

Just an FYI ...

When FDM printing with any of the carbon fiber reinforced materials, its important to use a [stainless] steel nozzle as the carbon will wear standard nozzles.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,487
Posted By humptybump
"Compromise is natural to good design."

"Compromise is natural to good design."
Forum: GPS 11-01-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By humptybump
Should you lose the G3X display, you lose the...

Should you lose the G3X display, you lose the ability to tune your remote radios. The GTN-650 gives you the ability to still tune one radio with knobs.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-31-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By humptybump
Within reason, your instrument approach speed is...

Within reason, your instrument approach speed is a personal choice.

You have more time to adjust and stabilize if you are at 90kts vs 130kts.

You will want a speed that is easy to transition to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-25-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By humptybump
The new panel looks great and very functional. I...

The new panel looks great and very functional. I had forgotten how "mature" the old panel was :rolleyes:
Forum: GPS 10-24-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By humptybump
There are several methods of learning new "glass"...

There are several methods of learning new "glass" including the GTN-650. Here is something that may help.

Imagine a scenario or ask a CFII for a scenario such as:

depart your local airport
climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By humptybump
EN-17 is a great accomplishment for both the...

EN-17 is a great accomplishment for both the students and mentors!

The thought of EN-21 is an incredible success story for the Eagle's Nest Program!
Forum: Safety 10-15-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By humptybump
Duct tape (the ultimate multitasker) and a Swiss...

Duct tape (the ultimate multitasker) and a Swiss Army knife (not the monster but the kind with a couple of blades, can opener, etc, and possible scissors.

Create a "bar" (or two or three) by pulling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By humptybump
This is a timely post (or at lest me finding it)....

This is a timely post (or at lest me finding it). I'll have to see how many of those I still have around.

Now if there was a common free roller-thinging for getting out bubbles.
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