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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-12-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,046
Posted By Plummit
Now if you can just add the ability to rotate an...

Now if you can just add the ability to rotate an image... ;-)

-Marc
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Plummit
Having kids is a mistake I never made. Besides,...

Having kids is a mistake I never made. Besides, I have and airplane! :cool:

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-06-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Plummit
The first person to reply backed out due to...

The first person to reply backed out due to distance. Allan Nimmo is next up and I pm'ed him.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
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: 1,132
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-04-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Plummit
Free RV-10 Nose Gear Leg

Like the subject says, I have a Nose gear leg for an RV-10 free for the asking. I'm in SoCal @ KLGB, but if someone wanted it I suppose I could fly to area airports with it. It has approximately...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-04-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Plummit
Slightly OT, but will Spruce still pick you up at...

Slightly OT, but will Spruce still pick you up at the airport if you fly in? It didn't look like that was happening when I was there last week. I have ridden my folding bike from AJO to Spruce, and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-01-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Plummit
But who's the Homeless-looking guy on the...

But who's the Homeless-looking guy on the right??? :D

Happy Birthday to Alisha, the Ice Cream Queen!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,530
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: 316
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: 310
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Plummit
I can vouch for Garey, he's a good guy who helped...

I can vouch for Garey, he's a good guy who helped me out over the weekend.

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,162
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: 353
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: 353
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: 715
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: 18
Views: 1,794
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: 4,765
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: 4,586
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: 4,586
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: 4,586
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: 662
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: 809
Posted By Plummit
Link doesn't work. ...

Link doesn't work.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
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: 3,025
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 3,556
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: 1,408
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: 3,556
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: 3,556
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: 1,408
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: 14
Views: 1,666
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: 768
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: 890
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: 467
Views: 459,481
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: 466
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: 3,113
Posted By Plummit
Interesting that there is no baggage weight...

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

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,167
Posted By Plummit
Well let me put it this way: My airplane engine...

Well let me put it this way: My airplane engine is no where close to running as smooth as my car. Heck it's not even as smooth as my Isuzu NPR HD diesel truck.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,167
Posted By Plummit
Yeah but, does your car engine shake like a...

Yeah but, does your car engine shake like a Lycoming at start-up and shut-down? :eek: I ALWAYS safety aviation oil filters and I've never had one come loose! :cool:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,424
Posted By Plummit
http://halie.com/scale/23/oDm.jpg http://halie.co...

http://halie.com/scale/23/oDm.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/23/oDy.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,424
Posted By Plummit
Since my RV buds weren't flying anywhere special...

Since my RV buds weren't flying anywhere special I hooked up with some Beechtalk friends for a flight to Harris Ranch. A bunch of Bo's showed up along with a couple of Cirrus (one brand new with...
Forum: GPS 05-15-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Plummit
Is the 760 even out yet? -Marc

Is the 760 even out yet?

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 05-14-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Plummit
Not necessarily, mine is an Aero-Composites prop...

Not necessarily, mine is an Aero-Composites prop with (I think) nickel leading edge pieces. Mine was painted until I sent it in for O/H and they stripped. When it came back from American Prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,004
Posted By Plummit
No Pics but...

We flew up to Big Bear for breakfast on Saturday. The airport office was closed but we walked to Thelma's for take out. Love those Southwest Breakfast sandwiches! Didn't bother with fuel as it was...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By Plummit
There used to be a guy

Who did "builder assist" on RV-10s, and his name was "Nye" IIRC. Is he still around and does anyone have his contact info?

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Plummit
It's been a while since I looked at it but as I...

It's been a while since I looked at it but as I recall, the seat bottom and seat back are one piece. I'll take some pics for you today.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Plummit
Fly to Santa Paula

KSZP is only $3.29. Just sayin'

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Plummit
On our plane the cushion is velcroed down at the...

On our plane the cushion is velcroed down at the front, and to loosen the 4 bolts I have to hold the cushion up while loosening the hardware.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,123
Posted By Plummit
The answer is even easier than that; when you...

The answer is even easier than that; when you remove the dip stick, just wipe it off with a rag or paper towel, then lay it on the wing walk where you have to see it when you get in the airplane! If...
Forum: GPS 04-29-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By Plummit
Sweet! So in reading the above, I ASSUME I can...

Sweet! So in reading the above, I ASSUME I can use my FS210 to transfer flight plans, adsb weather and traffic from my G-900x panel. Correct?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By Plummit
Poppys

Took a little oil-stir flight out to see the wild flowers in the SoCal desert:
http://halie.com/scale/20/oCV.jpg

and

http://halie.com/scale/20/oCg.jpg

Then we decided to fly over to Santa Paula...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Plummit
Don't waste your time. Just carry a spare drain...

Don't waste your time. Just carry a spare drain valve and swap it out. They aren't that expensive, and you can change a valve with full tanks and very little loss. If you had to rebuild the valve...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Plummit
To each his own. IMHO, you can't do better than...

To each his own. IMHO, you can't do better than Michelin, and the quality is known. Expensive, yes. But I've experienced a flat tire away from home and I spent way more than the cost of a quality...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Plummit
It's a problem with the old Cleveland wheels, but...

It's a problem with the old Cleveland wheels, but there is clearance. I chose to switch to the Michelin 90* stem airstop tubes to make it easier to add air.

$175 or there abouts at Spruce,...
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,654
Posted By Plummit
Why? If you wheel-land the -4 what's the...

Why? If you wheel-land the -4 what's the difference? The prop will still clear.

-Marc
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,490
Posted By Plummit
You are a brave man to undertake a room addition...

You are a brave man to undertake a room addition on your home while rebuilding an airplane! Hats off to you.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By Plummit
Just a little oil-stir flight from LGB to over...

Just a little oil-stir flight from LGB to over Catalina Island. Nice day to fly and obviously a lot of other pilots felt the same way as it was busy over the local practice area. Oil stirred and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By Plummit
Aw come on! Now my wife wants to know what's so...

Aw come on! Now my wife wants to know what's so funny!... :D

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Plummit
Gary, did you put a new panel in your -7? -Marc

Gary, did you put a new panel in your -7?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,050
Posted By Plummit
I can't believe you do all this without help from...

I can't believe you do all this without help from Facebook! <grin> Good Job!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,436
Posted By Plummit
That's it, first the water and toilet paper, now...

That's it, first the water and toilet paper, now the oxygen sensors. You guys gotta quit hoarding this stuff!

Pssst, Hey Allan, I want one too!

-Marc
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