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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By scard
I'll see your carpet tape, and raise you some...

I'll see your carpet tape, and raise you some masking tape and superglue :). (thinner firmer stackup)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By scard
Hey now, you aren't going to get rid of me that...

Hey now, you aren't going to get rid of me that easy. The RH stick is the most important one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By scard
All those fancy A/P CWS/Disconnect and radio...

All those fancy A/P CWS/Disconnect and radio flip/flop (are you kidding me!) switches that the smart *** builder of my -9 installed over a decade ago have long since been broken off flush with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By scard
"...expensive magic water." Love it. After doing...

"...expensive magic water." Love it.
After doing the acid etch / alodine dance on our whole -9 project, I swore never again. So I ended up doing Prekote on a good chunk of the -8 project. "Self,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By scard
You're local plastic supplier? A little chunk of...

You're local plastic supplier? A little chunk of UHMW and 30min will take you far.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,108
Posted By scard
... Or you could really step out and burn a few...

... Or you could really step out and burn a few months to setup :). But first you have to figure out how to move 6000# of steel. Air Skates baby!

Anyway, some of my first airplane...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By scard
Rustoleum rattle can gray. 11yrs 2000hrs Still...

Rustoleum rattle can gray. 11yrs 2000hrs Still looks surprisingly good.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By scard
It is Monday for us workin' folk, which means,...

It is Monday for us workin' folk, which means, after hours, I'll see just how far I can make this putter drive :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By scard
Oh, the horror, "with a good steel rule". Tell...

Oh, the horror, "with a good steel rule". Tell me it ain't so!

I'm starting to deliver reverse engineered dimensions to 5 decimal places these days with the appropriate $$$$ attached. THEN the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By scard
For building an RV? Unless you are going further...

For building an RV? Unless you are going further than 500' with 1/4" hose, NO. It doesn't matter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By scard
Steve, you need to get out from behind the...

Steve, you need to get out from behind the computer and fly more. That carpet isn't supposed to look like the living room floor. Ask my airplane if you don't believe me :).
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By scard
Holy cow! I don't think I've ever seen Taco with...

Holy cow! I don't think I've ever seen Taco with actual shoes on. I bet he walks funny. His backup flip-flops must have had a blowout!
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,711
Posted By scard
What you are really buying is a relationship with...

What you are really buying is a relationship with the small business owner, Jan.
Listen to Mickey. He and I stepped into that pot of goo about the same time.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,711
Posted By scard
Heading 180 @ max forward power captain!

Heading 180 @ max forward power captain!
Forum: Safety 04-09-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By scard
You lost me at "IFR", "IMC", "icing", with "temp...

You lost me at "IFR", "IMC", "icing", with "temp repairs and splices" that need further remediation due to "burnt wires"...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By scard
Some day when I grow up, I want to be just like...

Some day when I grow up, I want to be just like Tom and Bonnie, gallivanting about via RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By scard
Spot drill

Spot drill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By scard
If you take your time and go slow, you can use a...

If you take your time and go slow, you can use a little "craftsmanship" and massage the trailing edge to be as straight as you please if you pay attention to how it moves with every touch.

Apply...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By scard
Don't laugh too hard. I have a set of RV4 tanks...

Don't laugh too hard. I have a set of RV4 tanks in my shop right now built almost completely out of bondo, that flew and held (some) fuel recently.
Forum: Safety 03-25-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,049
Posted By scard
Not a dumb question at all. The elevator is...

Not a dumb question at all. The elevator is always already full up, and the throttle is yet another tool available to fully manage the precise time, place, and rate of nosewheel touchdown. Use all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By scard
for center, enroute IFR low chart.

for center, enroute IFR low chart.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By scard
Always handy to have a dumb oil pressure gauge...

Always handy to have a dumb oil pressure gauge from the local autoparts store handy for a first sanity check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By scard
This thread was started with respect to an O320...

This thread was started with respect to an O320 that probably has a MA-4 carb which operates quite differently than the carb that you would expect to see on a O360. With the MA-4spa, it is my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By scard
And whatever you do, put those heavy tables on...

And whatever you do, put those heavy tables on retractable wheels. It doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or time consuming. Just do it.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By scard
Ahh, over a decade ago, I would drive the hour...

Ahh, over a decade ago, I would drive the hour each way to the office and back each day and have almost no recollection of the commute at all, for 2yrs! Was I intoxicated? I guess so, all hopped up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-08-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By scard
I notice that she didn't post a picture of the...

I notice that she didn't post a picture of the huge hole in the instrument panel. Big enough that you could stick your whole head into during flight :).

She says: "What's the problem? It flies...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-01-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By scard
Woohoo! Oshkosh is coming!

Woohoo! Oshkosh is coming!
Forum: COMM 03-01-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By scard
Wet noodle here. No problem at all. Over 10yrs...

Wet noodle here. No problem at all. Over 10yrs of flying the ILS with it (coax glued in a wing tip) and have never thought twice about it. It just works.

No marker beacon in the next one!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-18-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By scard
Of the PNP operations I've seen, ear protection...

Of the PNP operations I've seen, ear protection is the very least of the worries of the animals involved.

My 6am wake up call, a big juicy lick on the head, proves it. Forgeddaboudit and do good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By scard
dry moly lube But general service history that...

dry moly lube

But general service history that I've seen seems to indicate it isn't really necessary.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,760
Posted By scard
The most important part of our shop drill bit...

The most important part of our shop drill bit organization is clearly defined "Tanya drill bits" in their own special index, and MY drill bits. Never are the two to be mixed. It is the rule and is...
Forum: Midwest 02-13-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By scard
CRAZY! (can't post just one word)

CRAZY!

(can't post just one word)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By scard
hallelujah! It sounds like someone else heard...

hallelujah! It sounds like someone else heard the words "QNH is ...." and said "huh?!"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By scard
The machinist in me uses a freshly ground brass /...

The machinist in me uses a freshly ground brass / bronze drift with a sharp edge and just enough hammer force to nudge the tab out of the way...

The mechanic in me uses a flat head screwdriver and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By scard
We must have the same friends... We've flown the...

We must have the same friends...

We've flown the RV to some pretty far away places, but Mexico, no thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-14-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,667
Posted By scard
Pete, You're numbers have always made me wonder...

Pete,
You're numbers have always made me wonder what is "wrong" with my airplane. Then I add fuel and go fly and it is all better.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,568
Posted By scard
Hey, that is MY secret and how I did mine years...

Hey, that is MY secret and how I did mine years ago. It "still" hasn't cracked and looks as beautiful as the day I finished it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By scard
A single lip cutter grinder is way more fun, and...

A single lip cutter grinder is way more fun, and accurate :).
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,379
Posted By scard
Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing...

Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing root/fuselage in the spar pass through.
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By scard
Yep, it is three phase and my shop has a phase...

Yep, it is three phase and my shop has a phase converter putting out the third leg for all of my machines. Works fine. For the first pass, I'll be retaining existing servos (SEM) and adding newer...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By scard
I've been hearing this a lot lately. I don't get...

I've been hearing this a lot lately. I don't get it :). I can still get in and move around the existing projects.


Not that big of a deal. You just have to have a good relationship with the wife...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By scard
Delay of game?

So, I took a little time off work this holiday and got to thinking.... I wonder how would be the most fun to cut a new instrument panel (among other things)?
Then, out of the blue (literally!!)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By scard
Yes. It will work fine with a small hose. The...

Yes. It will work fine with a small hose. The squeezer takes very little volume. Same applies to most air tools used to build an airplane in the home shop. Almost the only time a 3/8 (or larger)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By scard
.035 wall (other useless words here)

.035 wall

(other useless words here)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By scard
I love my fine-wires!

I love my fine-wires!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By scard
Heck yeah! Today's mission was a PnP dog flight...

Heck yeah!
Today's mission was a PnP dog flight to San Angleo CAVU, but why not file IFR? This was my first experience filing from foreflight (I always use weathermeister) and getting back a notice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By scard
Always fun to see Goliath post. We hope to see...

Always fun to see Goliath post.
We hope to see you again soon.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By scard
Moral of the story. Ask the inspector. You'll...

Moral of the story. Ask the inspector. You'll get all kinds of different answers from different inspectors, no matter if they are "right" or "wrong". That doesn't matter. Your goal is to minimize...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By scard
The magic statement is in you Operating...

The magic statement is in you Operating Limitations.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,900
Posted By scard
We have more than a few hours on our -9a O320 and...

We have more than a few hours on our -9a O320 and this will be the first time I've said it out loud, I would install an IO360 if I had it to do over again. I have even had recent dreams of simply...
Forum: Reviews 11-07-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,716
Posted By scard
And he'll do anything to liberate you from a few...

And he'll do anything to liberate you from a few bucks.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DzFgBn6/0/206ff751/L/i-DzFgBn6-L.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,592
Posted By scard
Pictures can be very deceiving! :).

Pictures can be very deceiving! :).
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By scard
God forbid, DON'T inhibit her access to the...

God forbid, DON'T inhibit her access to the washer and dryer in ANY way!!! You'll end up washing your own underwear like the rest of us schmucks that have our priorities all out of whack in no time!
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By scard
The basic concept of ADSB in the Bahamas, and...

The basic concept of ADSB in the Bahamas, and some defined "requirement" makes me chuckle. Unless you're talking about Nassau (who would bother to go there?), have you seen what the rest of the...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By scard
A lot of us would be shocked at the lack of...

A lot of us would be shocked at the lack of deburring in some production aircraft facilities. Nothing more than knock the big chip off of the back side of the hole, if that.

Keep your standards as...
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,915
Posted By scard
Really!? I feel like I just fell off of a turnip...

Really!? I feel like I just fell off of a turnip truck.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By scard
This is what I've always done... But I buy them...

This is what I've always done...
But I buy them by the full case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,253
Posted By scard
A potentially, highly calibrated, instant...

A potentially, highly calibrated, instant reading, compression tester that the vast majority of us carry around with us at all times. Why not use it every time you go fly? Just use good practice and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,996
Posted By scard
"...breaking the seal between the rings and the...

"...breaking the seal between the rings and the cylinder." I've heard this kind of thing a number of times and don't really understand it. I even had an A&P proclaim something like if you separate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,253
Posted By scard
The guide was clearly shot. The morning that we...

The guide was clearly shot. The morning that we pulled the cylinder, you could clearly see the valve doing a side-step into the seat with the borescope as I rocked the prop open/closed. Now, That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,253
Posted By scard
The cylinder is back on and ready for a test...

The cylinder is back on and ready for a test flight this weekend. Not too shabby, AOG only one weekend.
While the #3 cylinder was away on vacation, I took the time to add bypass ducts to the #3 and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-11-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,760
Posted By scard
Hmm. You have my attention with tape...

Hmm. You have my attention with tape...
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