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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By scard
Looks like an 8pm order and a 7am ship. That is...

Looks like an 8pm order and a 7am ship. That is pretty normal for us with daily shipping.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By scard
There is always a reason to crawl back there,...

There is always a reason to crawl back there, once per year. Battery or not.

My RV-8 fastback battery is in the back.
Forum: COMM 11-16-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By scard
Isn't that a shame. You are correct when you...

Isn't that a shame. You are correct when you dive into most others, but I can assure you that isn't the case with the CQ1 :). A side effect of my original effort of "I don't care what it costs. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By scard
Perfect! That is the experience of this process....

Perfect! That is the experience of this process. You ARE an airplane builder.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By scard
We just use a gallon ziploc bag tucked up under...

We just use a gallon ziploc bag tucked up under there. Just spin it off without a care. We don't use anything else, and never loose a drop.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By scard
Antenna line issues?

Antenna line issues?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,909
Posted By scard
An RV gets to 10k' exceptionally quickly. "Climb...

An RV gets to 10k' exceptionally quickly. "Climb and maintain 72 degrees."
Forum: Reviews 11-03-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By scard
Gary, we very much appreciate your order and it...

Gary, we very much appreciate your order and it is always great to hear about happy customers with happy ears.

We're shipping daily, often within hours of orders. I hope you're liking your Orange...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By scard
I would highly encourage you to join your local...

I would highly encourage you to join your local EAA chapter and engage the tech counselor / flight advisor programs. Those are the vetted people that will be happy to sit down and dive into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By scard
It was just one of those magical flying weather...

It was just one of those magical flying weather weekends in Central Texas. A little "product testing" enroute to hand deliver product over BBQ. Clear, calm, cool, and at solo weight without the CFO...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By scard
I wouldn't go so far as to try to put a cherry...

I wouldn't go so far as to try to put a cherry max in it. Yeah, some of those you won't buck. I would put a pulled rivet in there, maybe a MSP?, and move on unless you really want to set the...
Forum: Reviews 10-28-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By scard
Yep. Alex did my transition training 14yrs ago,...

Yep. Alex did my transition training 14yrs ago, and subsequently Tanya's too. He's simply the kind of guy that you would want to be around.

This young guy! (LOE 2007)
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-26-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By scard
That is a good one and you have a lot of local...

That is a good one and you have a lot of local experts up there.

Down here in Central TX, I've done it every which way, mostly related to the weather. The most important thing is absolute clarity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By scard
Jeff, They are both nearly perfectly suited to...

Jeff,
They are both nearly perfectly suited to your (current) mission. As a buyer, you will be perfectly happy with a good example of either that you can actually get your hands on. Beware, when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 433,587
Posted By scard
I've done quite a bit of testing for air tight...

I've done quite a bit of testing for air tight cavities using the normal FFF "hobby" type processes we're talking about here. You have to step pretty far from normal profiles to make it happen with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,720
Posted By scard
So, I guess we're talking about the Crow Kam...

So, I guess we're talking about the Crow Kam Lock? I suspect you're in possession of a quality harness that just needs some maintenance.
I've had their standard latch link 5 point for over a decade...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By scard
What Paul said. I count 6 here in my drawer, not...

What Paul said. I count 6 here in my drawer, not including the big alligator squeezer.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By scard
I suspect most of us have done some massaging at...

I suspect most of us have done some massaging at this point.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By scard
Oh, boy, your life is about to change! Have fun!

Oh, boy, your life is about to change! Have fun!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By scard
You end up educating yourself, just like your...

You end up educating yourself, just like your crew chief did. Except, you only "must" learn just enough to do what you want to do on your one project. Yes, the components usually come with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,961
Posted By scard
I just plugged that into the "search" on the...

I just plugged that into the "search" on the front door of the web store and it came right up with the part. $278 (add to cart).
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,961
Posted By scard
Just my choice. It is my go-to for a wet seal of...

Just my choice. It is my go-to for a wet seal of two pieces of aluminum. I have no such fear of the south end of a north bound skunk :).
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,718
Posted By scard
"RETURN POLICY We offer a 30 day money back...

"RETURN POLICY We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our headsets so that you can try them out in your own aircraft. A full refund less shipping charges will be issued on any CQ1 headset...
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,718
Posted By scard
Mike, your frustration rings very true! Wouldn't...

Mike, your frustration rings very true! Wouldn't it just drive you bananas if you had to send your headset back multiple times just to try to get it to match the same product in the same cockpit? I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,961
Posted By scard
In the -1 RV8 kit, that skin comes with the huge...

In the -1 RV8 kit, that skin comes with the huge hole already punched in it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,961
Posted By scard
Just a basic sheet metal patch. Fair it with...

Just a basic sheet metal patch. Fair it with some proseal.
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,718
Posted By scard
And, if you do, we do custom work for a small...

And, if you do, we do custom work for a small fee! :).

break

Thanks Paul for the kind words. We can't make 100% of everyone that happy, but we try darn hard each and every day. I suspect that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,768
Posted By scard
It has been interesting to watch CMW E-Lift sales...

It has been interesting to watch CMW E-Lift sales distribution between tail dragger versions vs. nosewheel. I felt sure we would sell more of one than the other. As they continue to ship weekly, so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By scard
I fully jumped ship a few years ago and went way...

I fully jumped ship a few years ago and went way back to tygon and barbed fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,611
Posted By scard
How about that! Flying his favorite CQ1 headset...

How about that! Flying his favorite CQ1 headset too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By scard
Standard build and Showplanes here.

Standard build and Showplanes here.
Forum: RV-4 09-27-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By scard
And while you have it in the...

And while you have it in the air...
https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=184578&highlight=e-lift
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By scard
Welcome to the club! You're in good company. ...

Welcome to the club! You're in good company. I'm sure you're going to enjoy that airplane a lot.
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,250
Posted By scard
Just to be clear, what are we talking about here...

Just to be clear, what are we talking about here with "stripping" of the screws. Do you mean stripping the threads, or the cross point "Phillips" tool camming out?

In either case, a power...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,995
Posted By scard
Hmm, me too. But I haven't practiced enough in...

Hmm, me too. But I haven't practiced enough in the last few years to be able to know exactly where it is to be able to grab it the first attempt with my eyes closed. Good reminder. I'll do better....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By scard
Oh my! And I thought our deer problem on the...

Oh my! And I thought our deer problem on the airport was bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By scard
It sounds like they'll both work just fine for...

It sounds like they'll both work just fine for you. As you're buying, I would think you'll be perfectly happy with a nice example of either that you find within your price point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By scard
Congrats! It is a milestone indeed. Just...

Congrats! It is a milestone indeed. Just getting broken in.
It has been done a time or two. Next stop 2000.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By scard
No air filter? I think that is a critical piece...

No air filter? I think that is a critical piece of the puzzle.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By scard
Priceless! :). Thanks for reporting the...

Priceless! :). Thanks for reporting the "test".
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,173
Posted By scard
I’ve come to think that VFR assumes the pilot...

I’ve come to think that VFR assumes the pilot will never fly into A below minimum weather condition based on their ability. “Light IFR” allows us to assume they/we Will.

I speak from my own mistakes...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-13-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,173
Posted By scard
Yep, like that. Every instrument pilot I know...

Yep, like that. Every instrument pilot I know (at least 2 in my household) loads every radio and nav solution with at least something. Sure, we're going to fly the LPV with the easy button, but... ...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By scard
Incredibly easy to replace. Yes, adhesive...

Incredibly easy to replace. Yes, adhesive backed. I did mine many years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,888
Posted By scard
It was certainly way too nice in central TX to...

It was certainly way too nice in central TX to just sit on the ground. There is always "flight testing" to be done. Just enjoying the NOT 100deg...
Forum: Tools 09-12-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By scard
I'm into the "trash tools" buckets very often. ...

I'm into the "trash tools" buckets very often. Usually straight to the mill, lathe, welding table, bandsaw...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9GLdT5s/0/8ef95f71/M/i-9GLdT5s-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,230
Posted By scard
And looking good! Some keen viewers will...

And looking good!
Some keen viewers will recognize the man lift. It has been all over the airfield.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,449
Posted By scard
Just a matter of flight planning. Climb to 10K',...

Just a matter of flight planning. Climb to 10K', power off, point the nose down, and let 'er rip.

Make sure you have a checklist for that before you post video.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,105
Posted By scard
Nah, I've spent just enough time with Dan to know...

Nah, I've spent just enough time with Dan to know he doesn't bite and IS old enough to kindly give you a shoulder nudge away from the deep end if you'll budge. Good conversation!
Forum: Tools 09-10-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By scard
Probably impossible to get video of as it...

Probably impossible to get video of as it requires 3.2 hands, your tongue stuck out at exactly the right angle and the phase of the moon to be just right. I've done it a few times, but wouldn't tout...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By scard
Pretty much what Sid said. Clearly just letting...

Pretty much what Sid said. Clearly just letting it fall to the ground from 6" or more doesn't exude the finesse that most of us strive for in this most skill demanding phase of flight.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,768
Posted By scard
Ok, I guess it was inevitable... CMW E-Lift...

Ok, I guess it was inevitable... CMW E-Lift steel bracket parts are NOT finished in John Deere Green, but are all powder coated a near perfect color match to Vans white weldament parts :). Case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,261
Posted By scard
Good job Dan! I don't think we've ever flown a...

Good job Dan! I don't think we've ever flown a fur ball quite that big.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,247
Posted By scard
Her stated mission dictates a 4 seat hauler...

Her stated mission dictates a 4 seat hauler (rv10). Anything less sounds like it wouldn't complete the mission.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,247
Posted By scard
Nothing at all complex about a -10. Flies the...

Nothing at all complex about a -10. Flies the same as any RV. You know your mission better than any of us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,247
Posted By scard
Maybe I've missed it, but Jessica, have you flown...

Maybe I've missed it, but Jessica, have you flown an RV? If not, I would bet you could hop in just about any RV near you and fly it just fine, stock. That would at least imprint the appropriate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,247
Posted By scard
Hmm, clipless pedals, I have about 30yrs with...

Hmm, clipless pedals, I have about 30yrs with them... As we think about mechanically coupling the foot with a control system that might be more or less sensitive, being able to quickly and naturally...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By scard
Don, for the purpose of recording "what you hear"...

Don, for the purpose of recording "what you hear" on another device (DSLR, gopro, iphone...), you can plug a cable into your CQ1 headset 3.5mm jack (TRS) and the other end into the camera mic input,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By scard
Is the purpose for a camera mic input? It is a...

Is the purpose for a camera mic input?

It is a little (never?) talked about feature that a CQ1 3.5mm AUX port works as a microphone input into just about every camera I've tried :). Many devices...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-01-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By scard
You have plenty of basic time. No aerobatics...

You have plenty of basic time. No aerobatics necessary. You just really need to be in complete command of your airplane before you show up. The standard FFI mantra: "Be able to strap on the...
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By scard
It is always great to hear about happy...

It is always great to hear about happy pilots.

Clearly a solution to a problem that we all hope to never have. I'm obviously not the only one that has been kept up at night by that little voice in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,768
Posted By scard
A super lightweight small bike pump. Weighs...

A super lightweight small bike pump. Weighs almost nothing, no power or wires, and just works. It is pretty cheap and easy to prove in the hangar.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By scard
While you're at it, maybe just jump straight to...

While you're at it, maybe just jump straight to the SDS intake kit that includes new hose. Works great!
http://www.sdsefi.com/sdsaero.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By scard
A little 5-ship practice. It is a joy to get out...

A little 5-ship practice. It is a joy to get out and exercise the fingers and toes with like minded aviators. It was amusing to realize that the majority of the flight were CQ Headset users :).
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-28-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,485
Posted By scard
Ah, yes they do. We keep our lunch chips in a...

Ah, yes they do. We keep our lunch chips in a "containment vessel". From experience on those long XC trips, we climb until we reach Top Of Climb, which is indicated by the strong smell of french...
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