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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,606
I don't have that many years left which is OK...

I don't have that many years left which is OK with me because maybe I can be reincarnated with Pete Howell's life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,469
I don't really understand what you're saying here...

I don't really understand what you're saying here to the question of who the underwriter was.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
For the benefit of future searches (from...

For the benefit of future searches (from Rotax):

The Male PIN is a Molex 019417-0048 (18-22awg)

The Mating Female SOCKET would be a Molex 019420-0002

HIC-B, Pin 10, Powers the Lane "B" warning...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Stein sells a Vertical Power pin. It's pretty...

Stein sells a Vertical Power pin. It's pretty much the same connector so I assume it will work.

I miss when I could drive 20 minutes to consult with him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
Is telcoil Bluetooth? It sounds like what I was...

Is telcoil Bluetooth? It sounds like what I was hoping to accomplish, get the hearing aids Bluetooth receiver to pull in the audio.

I have an appointment in a couple of weeks; I'll see what the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Do you know this pin

Anybody know this pin?

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It's the pin from one of the wires in a Rotax 912iS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,469
Yes and no. That is how insurance works. The...

Yes and no. That is how insurance works. The money is invested, same thing as a bank.

But...

The increase in ratings actually began last year during the booming stock market when insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
Not anymore (Meniere's). I let it expire under...

Not anymore (Meniere's). I let it expire under the loophole.

I've been under a neurotologists care and Meniere's expert for quite awhile. He was instrumental in helping me get the original special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
I totally get why having the microphone shut off...

I totally get why having the microphone shut off (mine go off automatically when the headsets are on) is necessary -- feedback prevention.

OTOH, that defeats the purpose of the hearing aid, doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,469
If you're posting your insurance rates, please...

If you're posting your insurance rates, please post your age since it was clear in the Gallagher rep's message elsewhere that the problemof insurance rates this year is impacting older pilots (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
A broker at an EAA chapter meeting said much of...

A broker at an EAA chapter meeting said much of this is because of the shakeout in the insurance business with hurricanes, wildfires and all manners of loss and companies just getting out of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Guys: Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I...

Guys:
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I just happened to be reviewing 5.14 tonight with the 75-125 inch pound reference for 3/8" tubing (-6) when I noticed something.

That doesn't match...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
You should be good to go.

You should be good to go.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Hung the engine

Hung the new Rotax 912iS today. One guy, one hour.

Back when I did N614EF with the IO-360M1B. Six guys, three hours. I'm liking the 12.

One thing I was curious about, given the way the 7A engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Yep, gotta have dead trees in my hand. Heck, I...

Yep, gotta have dead trees in my hand. Heck, I still get an actual newspaper in the morning.

Ordered the paperback. Looking forward to sitting in the hangar reading it instead of getting work done...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,944
I'd buy your book, Mr. Chastain.

I'd buy your book, Mr. Chastain.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
I have one of those now. Hahahaha

I have one of those now. Hahahaha
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Yeah I should've gone with the ball socket from...

Yeah I should've gone with the ball socket from the start. I was chasing a clean torque value, I guess.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Giving it the old college try, I cut down the 8...

Giving it the old college try, I cut down the 8 mm Allen wrench to about 11/32, calculating the distance into the hole to the bolt, the distance into the bolt, and the distance into the 8 mm socket....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Hmm, more measurements. There's a total of one...

Hmm, more measurements. There's a total of one inch to work with before the cylinder fins interfere. A socket adapter is one inch. Even if I got it so the socket was flush to the bushing, I couldn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Torquing engine bolt in tiny space

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What is the tools-combination-of-choice for torquing down (or even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
What's interesting to me is the way the...

What's interesting to me is the way the instructions hopscotch from one chapter to another. for example if I followed the instructions in the linear fashion, I would put the cowling on before I put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
I"m looking forward to reading this. Dave is one...

I"m looking forward to reading this. Dave is one of the best writers I've ever encountered.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
What's the taped over hole in the pump fitting?

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Finished up Section 27 of the RV-12iS and I didn't see any conclusion to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Sticking to it

So I wrote something, to see if I was any good at it.

It's the story of a gentleman in Sarasota, who's been at it for 19 years and two marriages, both to the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
I remember talking to him and your mom. He was...

I remember talking to him and your mom.

He was in the Air Force back in the day wasn't he?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
The RV heroes among us

I'm fishing out old articles I've written that are no longer available on the Internet. This one, from March 2007, is as pertinent to me today as it was then. I haven't had stick time in an RV since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,515
The question I pose isn't about perfection. It's...

The question I pose isn't about perfection. It's about understanding when good enough is good enough and being true to that standard and yourself.

It might be the most important skill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,515
Given the number of things that broke in the...

Given the number of things that broke in the Wright Flyer before it flew a few feet, no.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,515
When is good enough good enough?

I got a really nice note this morning from a builder whom I won't identify because I don't have his permission to who stumbled across a message in the middle of an old,old thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,698
We had to cancel my mother's funeral. Her remains...

We had to cancel my mother's funeral. Her remains will be buried in a small ceremony attended by almost nobody.

It's funny how in the course of a few weeks, what disappoints you can change.

Good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,958
That would be a neat trick since the FAA would be...

That would be a neat trick since the FAA would be basically arguing with the FAA.

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/lsa_cert_8july2013.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,958
Fix completed

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My new nose gear arrived today(new one on the right) and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,958
We're spoiled. It's absurd to question how Van's...

We're spoiled. It's absurd to question how Van's runs a business. Is there a problem with flying your RV-12 in the next 8 to 10 weeks?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,958
I have the finishing kit and apparently Section...

I have the finishing kit and apparently Section 46 does not come with the finishing kit. My nose gear and wheel, however is on, which I believe is Section 35 of the finishing kit (I'm going by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,986
My brother has a house on the bluff in Truro...

My brother has a house on the bluff in Truro (just below P-town) overlooking Cape Cod Bay. When I visit I like to sit on the porch and watch small planes heading for P-town.

They're usually at eye...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,986
That's a drop-dead gorgeous paint job.

That's a drop-dead gorgeous paint job.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,941
Get thee over to KSGS airspace. :D

Get thee over to KSGS airspace. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,090
My builder-only policy quote went up 10%. "It's...

My builder-only policy quote went up 10%. "It's across the board," the Gallagher rep said.

I canceled.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,966
Yes, the closed end rivet is great. The drilled...

Yes, the closed end rivet is great. The drilled out part of the rivet will stay in the ProSeal. Especially when you add the goop to the closed end rivet.

https://youtu.be/lG8IbjFFyz8
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,758
The reflective N-number is just the icing on a...

The reflective N-number is just the icing on a very nice cake.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,908
Wow. What a story. I can't recall ever been so...

Wow. What a story. I can't recall ever been so engrossed by a VAF post.

I know everyone is pointing to aluminum brake lines but I can't figure out why if there was a puddle under the brakes before...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,618
Back when I had to make a decision (involving...

Back when I had to make a decision (involving nutplates on the instrument panel. Obviously a decision that can be changed), I did some napkin math with the numbers of the Van's site and actually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
I am aware of the reasons for the hearing loss...

I am aware of the reasons for the hearing loss (Meniere's Disease) and various options but I haven't reached that point yet and it's an unknown as to whether I will. A cochlear implant, for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
I'm lucky that I bought topnof the line in-ear...

I'm lucky that I bought topnof the line in-ear pixels (Phoneak) so that as the hearing changes, they can be reprogrammed. Also I can have several different programs and switch etween them. I have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
That's great, Dan. Thank you. If you want, give...

That's great, Dan. Thank you. If you want, give him my email, bcollinsrv7a@centurylink.net.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
We've discussed it but I'm not at that point for...

We've discussed it but I'm not at that point for everyday living quite yet.

Interestingly, I'm an usher at Target Field, which is VERY challenging for a hearing impaired person. But I can function...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
Awesome. I will test this next. Who'd like to...

Awesome. I will test this next. Who'd like to host the test platform?
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
I Privacy isn't mentioned in the Constitution. ...

I

Privacy isn't mentioned in the Constitution.

It is considered by the Supreme Court to be in the Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and...
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
I never said any such thing. I can conceive of...

I never said any such thing. I can conceive of all sorts of scenarios, but that's not the question I asked.

I asked what of those scenarios are or have been experienced in the GA world which -- if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,558
Deaf pilots

Just wondering if there are any pilots here with severe hearing loss using two hearing aids who've come up with a solution to properly amplify the radio.

I ask because yesterday I flew with a friend...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
This gets back to my original question: what...

This gets back to my original question: what scenarios is everyone concerned about (the tracking of a daughter is a complete non-starter for me; that's tinfoil hat stuff, imho)?

There are...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
Im one of the few people left on the planet who...

Im one of the few people left on the planet who actually stops and looks up when a plane flies over. I find it magical and do not think being interested in it's travels is any weirder than being...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
Yeah, stalking. I get it. I presume it's done all...

Yeah, stalking. I get it. I presume it's done all the time in Walmart parking lots (I stay away from Walmarts). I'm just not aware of how this is being done with FlightRadar24 etc. Is this a...
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
Creepy? Ouch!. To me it's not much different than...

Creepy? Ouch!. To me it's not much different than virtually hanging out at the airport and watching planes. I like to look at N numbers and google who they are and where they're from.

Or sitting on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
I would also highly recommend hiring Tom Berge to...

I would also highly recommend hiring Tom Berge to do a pre first flight inspection. He's got a list and is incredibly detailed.

Also, once you tell a knowlegeable DAR you just had a Tom Berge...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,069
I really enjoy calling up various RVs that I'm...

I really enjoy calling up various RVs that I'm aware of and seeing where they are and what they're doing, via FlightAware or FlightRadar24. It's the only flying I get to do anymore.

I'd miss it if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,321
One of the interesting things about the RV-12iS...

One of the interesting things about the RV-12iS ki (vs. the RV-7A I built years ago) is all references are to numbers, not names of parts.

I have an inordinate amount of references in my 12 build...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,321
For the ROTAX it's only about 2-3 weeks. Canopy...

For the ROTAX it's only about 2-3 weeks.

Canopy not an option until summer. Too cold in MN right now to be working with plexi.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,321
More sequence

Just to extend the "flow chart" a bit:

It's get a little tricky near the end of the finish kit and that's where I'm stuck at the moment. I'm pretty sure I have no choice but to order an engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,518
Take your mom flying

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As I've written in the past, my biggest regret in building an airplane...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
I'm a long-time member of the George Orndorff...

I'm a long-time member of the George Orndorff (ask your parents) "use a ton of sealant" club.

I'd be interested in hearing stories of ProSeal "breaking off" inside a tank but in almost 20 years on...
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