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Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Mark Albery
I did that change on a completed aircraft for the...

I did that change on a completed aircraft for the same reason.
I also had to switch from individual, cylinder-mounted reservoirs to a single reservoir on the firewall to avoid interference when full...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,960
Posted By Mark Albery
It was great to meet up with Hermann today. I...

It was great to meet up with Hermann today.
I flew out to Concord airport where Hermann was being hosted by John Koehler.
We lined up the 3 inter-continental RVs for a photo session then headed off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Mark Albery
In 8130-6 "certification requested": Tick B -...

In 8130-6 "certification requested":
Tick B - special airworthiness, 4 Experimental, 2 Amateur built and nothing else.

Make sure the aircraft description is the same as on your registration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Mark Albery
If you are wanting to calibrate an airspeed...

If you are wanting to calibrate an airspeed indicator with a water manometer, then you will need at least 24" of gauge height.
At 180 KIAS the pitot pressure is equivalent to 21" of water (about 0.8...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By Mark Albery
The professional (expensive) tool would be...

The professional (expensive) tool would be something like a GageBilt GBP704E-Cherry Max riveter with the Cherry offset pulling head.

You may be lucky and get that combo on EBay for about $600 (but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By Mark Albery
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=113185
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mark Albery
$50 Coleman tents, $10 air mats at Walmart...

$50 Coleman tents, $10 air mats at Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&query=tent). Give it to the goodwill shop when you're done.

Probably cheaper than shipping 2 ways.

I also know...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,790
Posted By Mark Albery
That only applies to Oceanic airspace....

That only applies to Oceanic airspace. CYFB-BGSF-BGKK-BIRK-BIEG-EKVG stays outside of the OCA and may be done VFR.

Having the capability to fly through a cloud layer, if needed, is highly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,790
Posted By Mark Albery
It does involve more risk than every-day flying,...

It does involve more risk than every-day flying, but with good planning and judgement that isn't too much more.

But the rewards make up for the risks and will leave you with great memories,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,790
Posted By Mark Albery
I've not heard of any, but it should be possible...

I've not heard of any, but it should be possible with standard fuel to cross the atlantic by the northern route.

You have the advantage of using unleaded mogas, which is much more available than...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-15-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,960
Posted By Mark Albery
And on his way to Kulusuk, Greenland already...

And on his way to Kulusuk, Greenland already where the weather looks great.
Excellent progress!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,960
Posted By Mark Albery
Good luck with the weather Hermann! Did you try...

Good luck with the weather Hermann!

Did you try the Old Pulteney at the Norseman? - Wick's finest.

'Hope to see you at OSH and hear about your voyage.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Mark Albery
Not a cheap solution, but the electric Brompton...

Not a cheap solution, but the electric Brompton (https://us.brompton.com/bikes/brompton-electric) should be available soon in the US.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mark Albery
Most of those issues can be resolved (apart from...

Most of those issues can be resolved (apart from the radios).
The LAA have a system of approving modifications from plans and there are examples in the UK that have similar access panels. If a...
Forum: California 05-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,337
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm planning on paying a visit for the fly-in on...

I'm planning on paying a visit for the fly-in on Saturday (https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=general&p=memberadventures).

They're asking for registration on the web page and I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By Mark Albery
Ignore the actual value of EGT and differences...

Ignore the actual value of EGT and differences between cylinders. Small differences of the position of the probe in the flame make big differences in the measured temperature, but don't really affect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mark Albery
There's some great hiking trails in the...

There's some great hiking trails in the Desolation Wilderness just south of Lake Tahoe. You need a wilderness permit if going more than a short hike from the trail heads.
The trailhead parking by...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-23-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Mark Albery
Kracon at Lincoln (http://kracon.com/) -...

Kracon at Lincoln (http://kracon.com/) - KLHM

Not the cheapest but very good work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Mark Albery
I used the grass a few weeks ago and it was in...

I used the grass a few weeks ago and it was in good shape. It should have dried out even more now.
The nature trail out the back had a few puddles but was OK for walking in to the old town.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mark Albery
The LAA in the UK specify this test schedule...

The LAA in the UK specify this test schedule...
Forum: Oregon 04-10-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,520
Posted By Mark Albery
Evergreen is well worth a visit. Not too far is...

Evergreen is well worth a visit. Not too far is the WAAAM museum at Hood River (4S2). They roll out some of their antique aircraft and motors on the second Saturday of the month.

Nice scenic flight...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By Mark Albery
I fly out of Hayward and get the impression that...

I fly out of Hayward and get the impression that they would like you to be with them while flying under the bravo. I'd use them while flying across to HAF.
Forum: International 03-01-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mark Albery
June 15th marks the 100th anniversary of Alcock...

June 15th marks the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown's first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. There should be a few events to mark the centenary.

There are a couple of memorials near the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,932
Posted By Mark Albery
They do insist on an altiport qualification...

They do insist on an altiport qualification before you are allowed to land there.
Either a general one or a single airport authority.

I have flown just round the corner from Courcheval at Meribel on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mark Albery
My recent experience was that I had to make an...

My recent experience was that I had to make an appointment with the ASI at the FSDO. They went through the paperwork and build log, asked a few questions and issued a paper temporary certificate on...
Forum: California 01-25-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mark Albery
There was a sign pinned up inside the airport...

There was a sign pinned up inside the airport building at Byron with a hangar to let when I was last there a few weeks ago.
Forum: California 01-07-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Mark Albery
There's also Art at Peninsular Avionics at Palo...

There's also Art at Peninsular Avionics at Palo Alto.
Forum: California 01-04-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Mark Albery
You can borrow my Dynavibe if you want to do it...

You can borrow my Dynavibe if you want to do it yourself.
I'm at Hayward East T's.
Forum: California 12-17-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By Mark Albery
My Sun'n Fun routing is usually similar to...

My Sun'n Fun routing is usually similar to Gary's:

L35, kcgz, klsb, EWM, kcnm.

My experience is a windy bumpy ride from AZ and through NM especially later in the day. Maybe a smoother ride up above...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,008
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,245
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,337
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/RV-12iS 10-23-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,133
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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,592
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,592
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,592
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, 10:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,592
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,305
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,337
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,744
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,111
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,608
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, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,608
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 53,232
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 models of the future (RV-??) 08-30-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 118,779
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, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,597
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 53,232
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,621
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...
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