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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By tcbetka
Ah, interesting. That I didn't know. Thanks! TB

Ah, interesting. That I didn't know. Thanks!

TB
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By tcbetka
You mean more than just their sizes? How are they...

You mean more than just their sizes? How are they different?

TB
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-28-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,906
Posted By tcbetka
A wise man indeed. I've had a few crosswind...

A wise man indeed.

I've had a few crosswind landings in a Cessna 180 (and a Cessna 185) where I nearly forgot that little gem. Happily though, it all came back to me in the nick of time. Once, on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By tcbetka
That makes sense. I (we) figured there was a...

That makes sense. I (we) figured there was a difference, but wasn't sure about the span of the horizontal stabilizer and elevators...in terms of increased surface area. It stands to reason that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By tcbetka
RV-14 vs RV-10 Empennage similarities

I was having a discussion with a friend earlier today, about the similarities between the RV-10 and RV-14/A empennage kits. I thought I read somewhere that the two are very similar, but now I can't...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Now there's a tragic story. I believe I met him...

Now there's a tragic story. I believe I met him once many years ago, as I flew out of the OSH airport and (as I recall) he was something of a regular around there for a time. I left there in 1993 to...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Wow, those things don't seem so easy to come by...

Wow, those things don't seem so easy to come by on the used market!

I did get the bill-of-lading from Van's today. It would seem that my empennage kit probably got shipped from the factory today, so...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-26-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By tcbetka
An old boss in the electrical shop at a papermill...

An old boss in the electrical shop at a papermill always swore by KanoKroil (penetrating oil) to remove Sharpie. It does work, but I'm not sure if it would stain or otherwise harm the paint under the...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Well, they only "want your business" up to a...

Well, they only "want your business" up to a point...right? Do you really think they want your business bad enough to look the other on something that the FAA mandates they address in a certain...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Interesting that you've found that most FP docs...

Interesting that you've found that most FP docs won't do BasicMeds. I didn't ask around as mine had no problem doing it, given he used to be an AME I suppose. But as an FP, I was doing DOT physicals...
Forum: Safety 08-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Good tip. But my points about the unanticipated...

Good tip. But my points about the unanticipated medical testing requirements weren't meant to imply that there were *fewer* requirements for the Class 1 ticket. On the contrary, I haven't looked at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,428
Posted By tcbetka
Interesting discussion. I have a Rigol MSO5104...

Interesting discussion.

I have a Rigol MSO5104 scope (and a Saleae logic analyzer, for that matter) that I believe will decode the CAN protocol. That might be an interesting experiment, although it...
Forum: Safety 08-23-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
How does s/he feel about the difference between...

How does s/he feel about the difference between the BasicMed and a Class 3 medical? I don't know any AMEs who also provide BasicMed, but my personal physician used to be an AME and he signed my...
Forum: Safety 08-23-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Yeah, I'm aware of the medical requirements to do...

Yeah, I'm aware of the medical requirements to do CFII stuff, as I've been an instructor since 1987. I just haven't renewed it for a few years as I've been doing simulation-based training stuff more...
Forum: Safety 08-22-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Leave it to the FAA to create (and then NOT...

Leave it to the FAA to create (and then NOT resolve) such an apparent caveat.

Sigh...

TB
Forum: Safety 08-22-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,292
Posted By tcbetka
Until the AME says you need an EKG stress test,...

Until the AME says you need an EKG stress test, or a stress echocardiogram...but your health insurance doesn't agree. Then "cheapest" has gone right out the window.

Think it can't happen?...
Forum: Primers 08-22-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,644
Posted By tcbetka
That's a bit crazy, IMHO. I've worked on many...

That's a bit crazy, IMHO.

I've worked on many many aluminum aircraft over the years, of all types. I've de-riveted, fabricated new parts and re-riveted them back together along with existing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
Wow--that's a great shop! And that drawered-bench...

Wow--that's a great shop! And that drawered-bench looks incredible. But dude, you're a furniture maker. I'm not...lol. It would probably take me as much time to build a bench with all those drawers,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
I like the 2x6 idea, for the top runners. I...

I like the 2x6 idea, for the top runners. I already implemented that in my Solidworks model. Since the table is 8' long, I wanted a little more support for the top since I was only planning to use...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
Besides the work table(s) I have in the shop, I...

Besides the work table(s) I have in the shop, I also have three other "tables" (all with casters). One is a smallish welding table (RhinoCart) and the other two are tool chests--the best one there is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
That's probably a great plan, now that you...

That's probably a great plan, now that you mention it. My shop isn't all that big (20x32'), so the 8' long table won't really have too many places it could be rolled to anyway. So I'm thinking that,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
We don't have a source for MDF that thick around...

We don't have a source for MDF that thick around here, not that I've ever seen. What does work well though, is to use 3/4" plywood...and then a 3/16" piece of MDF adhered to the top of the plywood...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
I like a 2-3" overhang to clamp stuff on, indeed....

I like a 2-3" overhang to clamp stuff on, indeed. All the tables I have built have at least two edges like that. So I'll adjust the plans accordingly. By using Solidworks, you can easily generate a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
Boy, ain't that the truth... Two tables is all...

Boy, ain't that the truth...

Two tables is all I'm going to have. I have a couple U-Line work "desk"-type tables, but those are not going to be used for building per se. But the one table that's on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
I like your 8' x 3' table size Carl, thanks....

I like your 8' x 3' table size Carl, thanks. That's pretty much what I was thinking too. I have a 36" x 72" rolling table now, for just what was mentioned by John--power tools and what-not. Good also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
Thanks John--good tips. I sit for pretty much...

Thanks John--good tips. I sit for pretty much everything, for the most part. Two fake knees and a stiff back taught me the value of a good work stool many years ago. I also do a fair bit of welding,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By tcbetka
Work table size?

Hi all,

Getting ready to start on the RV-10 as soon as the empennage kit arrives. I need to build a work table for the project, as I really don't have a good surface of any significant size. Since...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By tcbetka
Thanks Brian, that?s good to know. I am in the...

Thanks Brian, that?s good to know. I am in the process of putting together a tool list to buy. Being an A&P there are some tools I already have, but there are certainly a bunch I still need to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By tcbetka
Cool, thanks. Sounds like I can just get started...

Cool, thanks. Sounds like I can just get started with what they send and put an order soon after that. Great--appreciate the info.

TB
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By tcbetka
Kit hardware

Just ordered the RV-10 empennage kit today, but forgot to ask the mothership: Does the kit include all the AN hardware required (bolts, rivets, etc)...or will I have to order that stuff once the kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By tcbetka
Mike Smith for the win! Sweet tip--it works...

Mike Smith for the win! Sweet tip--it works great!

I've been meaning to renew my EAA membership for some time now, so I had to do that first...but it's an easy way to create a database for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By tcbetka
By the way... I also saw instances where the AME...

By the way...

I also saw instances where the AME wasn't certain how the OKC people would view a certain condition, and in some cases did not issue...while in other cases (in the absence of other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By tcbetka
I'm a retired physician, but was never an AME....

I'm a retired physician, but was never an AME. However I know some and could certain ask this question. Also, while in training, one of my attending physicians (ie; bosses) was an AME...and I was a...
Forum: Job Board 08-09-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By tcbetka
There would almost have to be some sort of...

There would almost have to be some sort of relocation package, if they expect to get someone who is uniquely talented for the job. As far as pay goes, it probably varies widely by someone's...
Forum: Job Board 08-08-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By tcbetka
That software engineering gig looks like a TON of...

That software engineering gig looks like a TON of fun actually--and the other one looks great too! Too bad I live in Wisconsin. Always a bridesmaid...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By tcbetka
Exciting times for you! Congrats... I'm trying to...

Exciting times for you! Congrats... I'm trying to decide on the RV-10 vs an RV-14, and the whole "standard-vs-quickbuild" question is something I'm mulling over. It adds a fair bit of cost and quite...
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