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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By bruceh
+1 to ditch the steam gauges. Add another screen...

+1 to ditch the steam gauges. Add another screen if you need a backup solution.
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruceh
What they need is a better way to sequence...

What they need is a better way to sequence airplanes prior to Ripon/Fisk to get the trailing distance that they need, rather than just tell us to circle Green or Rush Lake (endlessly it seemed last...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By bruceh
My canopy does that too. It isn't the skin, but...

My canopy does that too. It isn't the skin, but is something much further down by the actual hinge holes. Tried various lubications with no difference. I've had the canopy on and off for painting and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,338
Posted By bruceh
I have the VP-X sport in my RV-9A. I would...

I have the VP-X sport in my RV-9A. I would install another because I like the utility it brings to the electronics. I have auto wig-wagging lights. Flap and trim control and the ability to see just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By bruceh
Valve cover screws with external tooth lock washers

On my Lycoming IO-320 the screws that hold the valve covers in place have external tooth lock washers that are basically threaded on to the screws so tight that I can't unscrew them. These are 1/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By bruceh
Happy Birthday to Tate, and welcome to adulthood....

Happy Birthday to Tate, and welcome to adulthood. Don't forget to register to VOTE!

Oct. 10 is also a special day for me since it is my daughter's birthday, too. She is turning 24 today.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By bruceh
I built a shelf up high in the fuselage that...

I built a shelf up high in the fuselage that attached to the stringers for the Dynon ADAHRS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
Posted By bruceh
I went through 3 seals in the first 2 years of...

I went through 3 seals in the first 2 years of flying. The initial one leaked a lot. It wasn't glued in very well when I replaced it, so I thought that would be the end of the leakiness. The second...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By bruceh
When I first installed the Dynon GPS-250, the...

When I first installed the Dynon GPS-250, the wires that exited the unit were off center, so that's where I made the hole in the doubler. This last year, I upgraded to the GPS-2020 and lo and behold...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By bruceh
I had to trim more when I changed tires from...

I had to trim more when I changed tires from Van's original Aero Classics to Desser's Monster retreads. A lot more. :D
If I ever go back to Aero Classic sized tires, I'll be able to get more than one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,879
Posted By bruceh
Like I tell everyone about the build process,...

Like I tell everyone about the build process, once the canopy is done it is all downhill. This is the worst part of the build. You can get it close but nowhere near perfect. The curve of the canopy...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,093
Posted By bruceh
It just boggles the mind that a little RV can do...

It just boggles the mind that a little RV can do this epic voyage. Gives me inspiration!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,724
Posted By bruceh
Great writeup! Awesome time as always.

Great writeup! Awesome time as always.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By bruceh
I only needed riveting help with the wing skins...

I only needed riveting help with the wing skins (top) and leading edge ribs, some of the center-most rivets on the fuselage, and few other places on the fuselage (forward top skin). I would say 99%...
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By bruceh
Smile I do like the color!

I do like the color!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,412
Posted By bruceh
If I know Jonathan, it will look gorgeous! Can't...

If I know Jonathan, it will look gorgeous! Can't wait to see what it will look like.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By bruceh
This is what it looks like in my...

This is what it looks like in my installation.

Firewall side. Eventually when the engine went on, I used the other mounting bolt to hold the ground strap for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By bruceh
I took a buddy for a quick flight and watched the...

I took a buddy for a quick flight and watched the hobbs turn over 600 hours.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By bruceh
It was great to meet you and your daughters at...

It was great to meet you and your daughters at Wautoma.
Glad you got into Oshkosh and had a good time.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By bruceh
Set a waypoint to Chaco Culture National...

Set a waypoint to Chaco Culture National Historical Park and take a look at the ruins from the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-17-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By bruceh
Looks like the countersink on that one was...

Looks like the countersink on that one was oversized and might have weakened the tubing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By bruceh
Any particular reason not to rivet the skins down...

Any particular reason not to rivet the skins down before bonding? Seem out of order to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By bruceh
Given the rapid development of modern avionics,...

Given the rapid development of modern avionics, order those as late as possible!

My Skyview system is now "classic". :)
Since its release they have updated it to Touch and HDX versions.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,371
Posted By bruceh
Oshkosh 2018 write up

I finally found some time to create another blog entry about our trek to Oshkosh (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2018/).

You can also skip ahead to the...
Forum: Reviews 08-13-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By bruceh
Bogert bogi-bar

My towbar developed a crack just below where the two tubes are welded together, and it would no longer spring back and hold on to the nose gear bolts. Contacted Bogert Aviation and inquired about any...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By bruceh
The local mechanic shop here fills mine for about...

The local mechanic shop here fills mine for about $25.
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By bruceh
You can do the VFR corridor over KSAN going south...

You can do the VFR corridor over KSAN going south at 3500'. Check the Terminal Area chart for details.
Flight following is always easy to get.
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By bruceh
Reuven Silberman has an RV-7A at KSEE and does...

Reuven Silberman has an RV-7A at KSEE and does transition training.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,248
Posted By bruceh
I'd fly out there for that!

I'd fly out there for that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By bruceh
I always joke that in east San Diego County we...

I always joke that in east San Diego County we get two weeks of winter. Two weeks meaning 14 days, non-consecutive, and "winter" meaning the high temp didn't hit at least 60 degrees. Usually, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,353
Posted By bruceh
Yes, there was some excitement at Wautoma (before...

Yes, there was some excitement at Wautoma (before we arrived). A Cessna had a hard landing and broke a gear leg. It was off to the side when we arrived and also still there when we departed the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By bruceh
We rolled the dice and headed to Wautoma. Us and...

We rolled the dice and headed to Wautoma. Us and 70 other airplanes on Sunday! Had a great time and the FBO rolled out the red carpet for everyone. I'd definitely keep this on the diversion list for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,353
Posted By bruceh
My son put together this video...

My son put together this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4y5Mm7N2g) of our Sunday attempt and Monday arrival.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,353
Posted By bruceh
Probably a sacrilegious thought here, but maybe...

Probably a sacrilegious thought here, but maybe take a page from AOPA and split the big show into smaller regional events spread through out the year? It just can't keep getting bigger and bigger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,408
Posted By bruceh
A photo with proof of TWO non-homebuilts in HBC....

A photo with proof of TWO non-homebuilts in HBC. As I posted this on my Instagram feed with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,353
Posted By bruceh
This is what we saw on the EFIS 14 miles from...

This is what we saw on the EFIS 14 miles from...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruceh
It also happened in 2016. It's broke when the...

It also happened in 2016. It's broke when the weather impedes the days leading up to the show start.
I was in the 2016 debacle, but the controllers working that year were very clear on the radio that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,318
Posted By bruceh
We left Friday morning and made it to Bountiful,...

We left Friday morning and made it to Bountiful, UT for the night. Dodged around some thunderstorms over South Dakota and Nebraska. Had some very bumpy miles between Casper, WY and Rock Springs, WY,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,715
Posted By bruceh
Tried Saturday afternoon but it was just too...

Tried Saturday afternoon but it was just too crazy. Diverted to Wautoma and camped there last night. Made it in early this morning and it was already crazy busy. HBC row 316 at the very southern end....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By bruceh
I have the lightweight travel cover from...

I have the lightweight travel cover from Flightline. It is difficult to get it on the airplane if there is ANY wind. It is just too lightweight. Once it is on, all is good, so if you have a friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By bruceh
Check the Skyview documentation. There is a...

Check the Skyview documentation. There is a formula there for determining the K-factor.
I've kept track of my actual gallons used, and the gallons used determined by the flow meter. I think mine is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-17-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,358
Posted By bruceh
Looked on the web site but couldn't find a way to...

Looked on the web site but couldn't find a way to order a set.
Could you put me on the list for a set? Gold flanges, IO-320 E2D.

PM me if you need any other info.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By bruceh
I've just been living with the hot stumbling idle...

I've just been living with the hot stumbling idle for the last 4 years. I tried insulating the spider lines, but no difference. The steel lines are going to conduct the heat from the engine. Here in...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By bruceh
I left the wiring coiled up in the fuselage until...

I left the wiring coiled up in the fuselage until I attached the wings. You can easily pull the wires out to the wing tips and connect them up after the wings are on for good. I just left a service...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By bruceh
Just remember that TBO is not applicable to...

Just remember that TBO is not applicable to Experimental Amateur Built aircraft.

I recommend anyone worried about absolute TBO hours listen to Mike Busch's EAA seminar here on the subject...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By bruceh
How about...

How about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By bruceh
Here's a link to lots of photos of RV's...

Here's a link to lots of photos of RV's (http://www.flickriver.com/groups/rv/pool/interesting/). Just keep scrolling down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,946
Posted By bruceh
Dual P-mag real world fuel usage (IO-320)

I keep a spreadsheet for all of my fuel expenses that tracks everything.

Last year I flew 149 hours and averaged 6 gallons per hour at a cost of $26 per hour for gas. This is mostly cruising at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By bruceh
Just take the standard length of the Van's stick...

Just take the standard length of the Van's stick tubing and subtract off the length of the new Tosten grip above its mount and that is how much to cut off. You can even go a bit lower. Just make sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By bruceh
I bought the NAV/STROBE lights and they started...

I bought the NAV/STROBE lights and they started failing soon after i was flying. I emailed them and they offered to fix them - this was after they were no longer selling them. They resoldered some of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-12-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By bruceh
LA is a big place. Depends on which area you want...

LA is a big place. Depends on which area you want to visit. Valley? South Bay? Orange County? Inland Empire?

The easiest airport in LA/OC to visit is Fullerton.
Long Beach has construction going on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By bruceh
12 years! that is some perseverance. Have a safe...

12 years! that is some perseverance.
Have a safe and uneventful Phase 1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By bruceh
I always wanted to build, but the building was...

I always wanted to build, but the building was not just for building's sake. I wanted to get flying again. Now that I'm flying, I'd rather fly than build. Maybe another build some day, but it might...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By bruceh
Anywhere between 40-45 psi has worked fine for me...

Anywhere between 40-45 psi has worked fine for me on nearly 100% of landings done on paved runways. I check the inflation every 3 months and usually have to add a few pounds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By bruceh
I'm not sure I understand your question. You...

I'm not sure I understand your question. You should be able to cleco all of the skins together in the proper layers and then match drill all of the holes prior to dimpling and riveting. Having the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By bruceh
A plug in electric would be great for local...

A plug in electric would be great for local flying, but not so much for long cross-country flights. We bought a Chevy Bolt last year and love the EV experience. It really is amazing technology....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By bruceh
I was just there downloading chart data for...

I was just there downloading chart data for Skyview.
Forum: Web Site Development 05-24-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By bruceh
I'll put another plug in for SmugMug...

I'll put another plug in for SmugMug (https://www.smugmug.com/plans). It's like $72 a year for the "Power" plan which allows you to use your own domain name. I've had my "overthehills.com" domain...
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-23-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,278
Posted By bruceh
update

I'm in the middle of doing my annual condition inspection, so the wing tips were off again. I had disconnected my J Pole antenna and put the APRS antenna that I got with the tracker inside the wing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By bruceh
Looks like Grand Canyon.

Looks like Grand Canyon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By bruceh
I didn't really have any issues with the JetFlex...

I didn't really have any issues with the JetFlex WR durability during the build process. I painted the interior pieces before assembly. The only advice I can give is let the JetFlex set up for 24-48...
Forum: California 05-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By bruceh
Just get a receipt from the seller. You'll also...

Just get a receipt from the seller. You'll also need to have this to get the Kit Bill of Sale from Van's, which you will need to get the airworthiness cert.
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