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Forum: COMM Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Plummit
I just spoke with Keith (Thank you!) but...

I just spoke with Keith (Thank you!) but unfortunately TKM is one of the radios that he won't touch. If the plane was worth more I'd swap the radio out for a KX155 or even a 430w, but it's just not...
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Plummit
Having been around the block with radios and rf...

Having been around the block with radios and rf circuits, I would have expected the volume control pot to at least give some indication of a problem that would indicate a dirty wiper was at fault. ...
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Plummit
Does your guy repair other brands (TKM) too? I...

Does your guy repair other brands (TKM) too? I have a radio in my C-172 that went T.U. with no volume. TKM says it's too old and won't touch it, but they are happy to sell me a new one for $2800. ...
Forum: COMM 10-25-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Plummit
No where near the amount of airplanes that have...

No where near the amount of airplanes that have 50 year old radios! ;)

-Marc
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,538
Posted By Plummit
It's all because of the inferior primer! ...

It's all because of the inferior primer! ;)

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-21-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,824
Posted By Plummit
Tru trak

PM sent on Sorcerer.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,043
Posted By Plummit
Stiletto!

These are all good suggestions but there is only one light that meets (and surpasses) your needs - the mighty Stiletto by SureFire!

The SureFire rep demonstrated this light at our last Aircraft...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Plummit
U joint socket

Can you get a "U" joint socket in there? I'm not talking about adding a U joint to a socket, but rather a socket with a U joint built...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By Plummit
When I had the straight-stem tube, I recall that...

When I had the straight-stem tube, I recall that I had to flex the stem just to get the cap on it. I REALLY had to flex the stem to put air in it.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,720
Posted By Plummit
Michael, how are you sealing the dip-stick tube? ...

Michael, how are you sealing the dip-stick tube? It looks like it is entirely under the plenum lid, but I don't believe you have to pull the top cowl and the plenum to check the oil.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,720
Posted By Plummit
Why a plenum?

What if anything is the advantage of having an engine plenum vs the Vans cowl baffling? It seems they both do the same thing (or at least are supposed to) which is cool the engine and oil. Is one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Plummit
Spoken like a true Kalifornian! ;-) -Marc

Spoken like a true Kalifornian! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By Plummit
L35

We flew up to Big Bear for breakfast, and a fine breakfast it was! Had to file to get out of Long Beach this morning due to a 1000 foot ovc, but after we broke out it was vfr the rest of the way. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-25-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 38,802
Posted By Plummit
James, I really like reading of your adventures...

James, I really like reading of your adventures with the -6 at PSP. Please keep it up!

regards
-Marc
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Plummit
Nope, no IFR rating is necessary, and you get to...

Nope, no IFR rating is necessary, and you get to log the time as PIC.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By Plummit
With the help of my good friend Bruce Hill, we...

With the help of my good friend Bruce Hill, we repaired a leaking wheel cylinder on my -10. Bruce made his own $100 brake bleeder (for about $20) which he generously flew up to Long Beach to help me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By Plummit
Congrats Walter! I met you at TOA when you had...

Congrats Walter! I met you at TOA when you had your very nice -7A for sale, and your work is top notch.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Plummit
Thanks Jeff, those are the size I need! I bought...

Thanks Jeff, those are the size I need! I bought them and will drive over there in a few minutes. I tried Grainger and a couple of other places with no joy.

VAF comes through again!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Plummit
I've checked 2 different sources, and the Viton...

I've checked 2 different sources, and the Viton O-rings are not listed for the same size as the 224. The original O-ring is listed as 2" ODx1 ID with a 1/8" thickness. I'm unable to find that size...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Plummit
Cleveland 30-59E O-rings

Does anyone know if there is a Viton O-ring for the Cleveland 30-59E wheel cylinder? The stock O ring is Part #101-5200 MS28775-224.

-Marc
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,660
Posted By Plummit
It sure looked like it at the 1:14 mark. -Marc

It sure looked like it at the 1:14 mark.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Plummit
The Van's part # EA Dyna Bolt I(0)-540...

The Van's part # EA Dyna Bolt I(0)-540 contains:

(4) AN7-26A Bolts
(4) MS20365-720 Nuts
(8) NAS 1149F9F0763P Washers

So why are there 8 washers when the current plans only show 4?

Second question,...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Plummit
Thanks for the Pic! Unfortunately the bolt kit I...

Thanks for the Pic! Unfortunately the bolt kit I bought from Van's has 8 washers and the Pic only shows 4.

Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Plummit
Motor mount bolts

So today I'll be installing my new Lord mounts, along with a new bolt set from Vans. the bolt set came with 8 flat washers. Is it one under the bolt head and one above the nut, or 2 above the nut? ...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,874
Posted By Plummit
You know there will be other request for these...

You know there will be other request for these bushings.... ;-) PM sent!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,302
Posted By Plummit
He already did Bill. Check his post from a...

He already did Bill. Check his post from a couple of days ago.

-Marc
Forum: GPS 08-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Plummit
I can't answer about CA charts but Garmin...

I can't answer about CA charts but Garmin recently had a problem with ransom-ware so they may not be fully back up yet.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Plummit
Or you could take cold air to one of the cabin...

Or you could take cold air to one of the cabin heat flaps. Here's the link:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-tunnel-temp/

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Plummit
Well, I had to update to 718.19 to do ADSB in/out...

Well, I had to update to 718.19 to do ADSB in/out using the UAT GDL88. IIRC, that GDL-88 gave me on-screen ADSB in, but if I wanted to have ES out I would have to update the LRU transponder.

What I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Plummit
G-900X Update

I was told that there is an update available for the G-900X. I currently have 718.19 and was told that there is a 718.20 update. Does anyone know what the update gives 900X users over the .19...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By Plummit
Yeah but it's a 'dry' heat.... -Marc

Yeah but it's a 'dry' heat....

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Plummit
"Today's post takes you to posts you have already...

"Today's post takes you to posts you have already read if you check in more than once a day. Vansairforce.com defaults to vansairforce.com/community. I like to read the home page for subjects that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Plummit
It changed for me too. I found that if I entered...

It changed for me too. I found that if I entered Vansairforce.com I get a different result (page) than if I enter vansairforce.net in the url. I have to intentionally go to the .net to get the home...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,120
Posted By Plummit
Old thread

So are there any updates to the engine mount thread? Are Lord preferred to whatever Van's is selling now? What about price? ACS is listing the price at for one of the mounts in this thread,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Plummit
Motor mount

So what's the brain trust have to say about my motor mounts? When I had my prop balanced the tech pointed out that the mounts weren't solidly against the engine ears and they should be. I didn't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Plummit
Watch out for the static ports too. But I still...

Watch out for the static ports too. But I still wouldn't recommend a power washer. I clean my plane with a squirt bottle and a rag. It probably doesn't take much longer but I know I'm not gonna do...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,194
Posted By Plummit
I'm thinking "3M". Then when someone asks "Why...

I'm thinking "3M". Then when someone asks "Why do they call you that?" The eyes roll and the story spills out.... ;-)

Seriously, I think we are all hoping for a good outcome from this little faux...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Plummit
I thought about using the torque specified for...

I thought about using the torque specified for the bolts, but because the bushings need to be able to rotate with the movement of the gear leg, I'm thinking that might be too tight....

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Plummit
Nose gear leg torque

While installing the replacement nose gear leg, I looked for but couldn't find info relating to tightening the nose gear leg attach bolts. These bolts secure a bushing on the inside. 2 are on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Plummit
I'm in the opposite camp. When I fly somewhere...

I'm in the opposite camp. When I fly somewhere to eat, if the food is good, the price just doesn't matter. We are so lucky to be able to own and fly our own plane, the cost of the food is the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,964
Posted By Plummit
IO-540

Would be nice, especially with a constant speed! :cool:

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,463
Posted By Plummit
New nose gear leg arrived

My nose gear arrived last week and I accomplished the installation yesterday. It took a while as there are several things in the way, but it's basically straight forward. I do like the new gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,813
Posted By Plummit
It's a figure of speech but: 91.113 (g)...

It's a figure of speech but:

91.113 (g) Landing. Aircraft, while on final approach to land or while landing, have the right-of-way over other aircraft in flight or operating on the surface, except...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,813
Posted By Plummit
This is not a new subject in the world of...

This is not a new subject in the world of aviation: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/aviation-law/63520-exiting-runway-right-way-over-taxi.html

In light of the lack of concise direction from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,813
Posted By Plummit
Not really. If you are so close to the preceding...

Not really. If you are so close to the preceding traffic that they haven't cleared (they own the runway until they exit), you can expect to go around. Period. I've been told to "give way" to a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Plummit
Why? AFAIK the G3X doesn't have any advantage on...

Why? AFAIK the G3X doesn't have any advantage on the G900X, and in my view it has a disadvantage in that it needs an outboard navigator. The G900X has the waas GPS built in.

-Marc
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By Plummit
Link doesn't work. ...

Link doesn't work.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Plummit
G-900X Display

So my PFD is dim to the point that I'll need to do something about it. I called Garmin and they gave me 2 prices: One price, which is less money (note I didn't say "cheaper"), was if I sent my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,467
Posted By Plummit
Well they do have to make the aviation hose...

Well they do have to make the aviation hose "abrasion proof". It gets the worst treatment by pilots who don't care. Same with the ground cable. I always walk it back to the reel instead of just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By Plummit
Ha! I happen to have one of the manuals from the...

Ha! I happen to have one of the manuals from the original Port-a-Port installation. It says to lube it every 6 months with WD-40! Before I had the manual I had decided to lube everything with LPS2...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By Plummit
The sheave (pulley) is worn pretty deep. i...

The sheave (pulley) is worn pretty deep. i replaced the pin with a hitch pin I cut to size. There are no bearings, just bronze bushings. It would probably last several more years but I have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,624
Posted By Plummit
We own a hangar at Eagle Aviation, but Colleen...

We own a hangar at Eagle Aviation, but Colleen closed the flight school some years ago. I heard she passed a couple of years ago.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By Plummit
The Aluminum has lasted pretty well as these...

The Aluminum has lasted pretty well as these hangars were built around 1985.
I'm pretty sure that my replacement will be "lifetime".

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,624
Posted By Plummit
Yes I knew Abe, and flew a couple of his planes...

Yes I knew Abe, and flew a couple of his planes at KLGB. I think he had a brother that worked there too.

I started flying at Ruth Johnson Flying Service in Chino, CA. My instructor was her son,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,624
Posted By Plummit
Was your instructor Richard Ensign? He used to...

Was your instructor Richard Ensign? He used to instruct at Hemet, and gave me instruction at Slylark (Elsinore) where I used to tow and give orientation flights for the club.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By Plummit
Metallurgist?

I need to replace this sheave that lifts my hangar door via a hydraulic ram. There are 4 cables that go around the sheave, and the door is a one-piece, metal frame with corrugated steel (read...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-02-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,602
Posted By Plummit
So they HAD to pack it up like they did for the...

So they HAD to pack it up like they did for the 20 minute trip? Seems like you could have avoided some of the packing for such a short trip. Hope you make it to the Homecoming fly-in this year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Plummit
With my partnership in a C-172 we pay ourselves...

With my partnership in a C-172 we pay ourselves $60/per flight hour and that gives us a cushion after a while. For larger expenses we split the costs, but we will have a balance built up before long...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Plummit
Shhhh! The G-900X still does everything needed...

Shhhh! The G-900X still does everything needed for IFR flight, but honestly, I don't see why Gamin discontinued upgrades when the G-1000 is still being used and upgraded in Certified aircraft.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 480,648
Posted By Plummit
But they got my N number wrong... Nice looking...

But they got my N number wrong... Nice looking panel Krea!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Plummit
+1 for not using silicone. I run into it all the...

+1 for not using silicone. I run into it all the time as a plumbing contractor where a shower enclosure was installed with clear silicone. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING will stick to it and it always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By Plummit
Interesting that there is no baggage weight...

Interesting that there is no baggage weight listed for the -10.

-Marc
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