12/01/2015. 0041 UTC.
Issue No. 4,000.
It's pledge drive month. I'm trying to make this be as
small a distraction as possible, not interfering with your normal VAF
experience. No email or thread tsunamis - just a short
December Calendar Wallpaper
...courtesy Mr. Ed. Hicks.
Turkey Day: a Trip PIREP ...Vlad
Don't drop that BUCKING bar!
Shimming the Frame
First Flight(s) ...BigD
New Old Tool
A new RV Pilot --)
WW-151-H - Unexpected Issues at Overhaul
Part 2 of my RV-7A Aerobatics Lesson
Freezing Fuel Vent?
I designed this simple small tank just for plugged fuel vents
whether it is plugged from bugs or ice or other foreign matter.
There is a one way check valve on the short hose that can take air
in but not out so that the cockpit will not fill up with fumes.
The Sloooowww Reassembly of
I might be the world's slowest at putting a plane back together
after its yearly inspection, but it presents opportunities to fiddle
with stuff (and that's cheap fun). It's cold here, and damp,
and the floor is an ice cube...and I'm taking my time. I got
exactly (1) wheel pant back on Monday - new screws and washers, pant
cleaned and waxed. In the process of wiping down some more
stuff in the engine bay I came across a spot where some scat tubing
rubbed the paint off part of the motor mount - exposing bare metal.
Addressing that next.