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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By rmarshall234
That's the idea. Some teeth turn inwards and...

That's the idea. Some teeth turn inwards and some outwards and that creates the kerf. (the width of the cut to help clear the debris) No need for the portion of the teeth that turn out from the...
Forum: Florida (North) Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By rmarshall234
Yes, sending it to Strong is a good...

Yes, sending it to Strong is a good idea.

National has a 20 year service life so they won't repack it for you. All the manufacturers except Strong Enterprises have a service life limit on their...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By rmarshall234
^^^ This I did a one year stint as a helicopter...

^^^
This

I did a one year stint as a helicopter mechanic and in that time I did 3 air conditioning installations on brand new Eurocopter AS350s. What is that about a 2-3 million dollar ship? ...
Forum: Florida (North) 05-20-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By rmarshall234
What brand is it? Ship it to the factory for a...

What brand is it? Ship it to the factory for a repack. Strong Enterprises is in Orlando: (407) 859-9317 National Parachutes is in New York: 908 782-1646. Butler is in Virginia: 540 342-2501....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,424
Posted By rmarshall234
Alternative hangers

I've never liked that design, they always seem to slip or break and it looks like something cobbled together at the last minute with scraps that were laying on the shop floor. No way to treat a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
Posted By rmarshall234
swarf

Looks like it could be drill shavings from installing a baffle kit, any chance the breather port was left uncapped during this process? I found the same in the cylinders of my HIO-360 when I tore it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By rmarshall234
Thanks for that enlightenment. Sorry I tried to...

Thanks for that enlightenment. Sorry I tried to help.
Forum: California 05-08-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By rmarshall234
Donny would be a great choice! Congrats

Donny would be a great choice! Congrats
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm not sure the B wing is compatible with the 3...

I'm not sure the B wing is compatible with the 3 / 3A but I'm prolly wrong.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,746
Posted By rmarshall234
I used a wooden dowel as well and then finished...

I used a wooden dowel as well and then finished it with 2 part epoxy. Once it dried, I cut a small groove down the length of it to expose the wood which becomes my "sight glass" when I dip the tank....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By rmarshall234
Pulling air through OC into slipstream

I think that's what I'm going to do, let the slipstream pull air through the cooler and dump it overboard through the top skin. And use a shutter valve to regulate temps.

As mentioned in my earlier...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-18-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By rmarshall234
Actually, the more I think about it, the more...

Actually, the more I think about it, the more inclined I am to think this is the way to go. Use the slipstream to "pull" air through the cooler. Fan or no fan.

I have a "door" on the pilot's side...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-18-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By rmarshall234
My cooler is mounted almost flush with the top...

My cooler is mounted almost flush with the top skin of the cowl. My plan was to use a scoop and force air down through the cooler and then duct it out the exhaust tunnel. Yesterday when I was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-17-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By rmarshall234
Oil Cooler Fan

Has anyone tried using an electric fan for pulling/pushing air through their oil cooler? Like is done on automotive radiators. I did a search and didn't find anything. Seems like a good way to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-15-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By rmarshall234
This is a very interesting question and one that...

This is a very interesting question and one that I plan to explore with my biplane build. Through the modify/fly/test route. My oil cooler is FW mounted up high and will receive dedicated ram air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,533
Posted By rmarshall234
I understand Jessica Cox is building an RV-10. ...

I understand Jessica Cox is building an RV-10. She was born with no arms and has been flying an Ercoupe with just her feet for the last decade or so.

The indomitable human spirit, an amazing thing.
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By rmarshall234
UMA - great products, great support

I called them on a Sunday to pick up their business hours from the voice mail tree and the President of the company answered! Told him I had a technical question and he said "shoot". Told him what...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By rmarshall234
^^^ And even then, plan on being creative as you...

^^^

And even then, plan on being creative as you said. Hanging stuff from the ceiling and walls works well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By rmarshall234
^^^ Yep. Just went through it myself for EAB...

^^^

Yep. Just went through it myself for EAB Certification.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By rmarshall234
That was nice. I was thinking during the first...

That was nice. I was thinking during the first half of the outbound leg..."no sense climbing any higher than you have to" hahaha. Nice work. Good video, nice narration, loved the fixed camera...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,402
Posted By rmarshall234
Teacher

I would like to submit that this is a Master Class in how to create a fascinating and valuable conversation in today's online environment. Colonel Wawrzynski presented an interesting dilemma which...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,402
Posted By rmarshall234
I remember that as a profoundly interesting...

I remember that as a profoundly interesting aviation accident.

And just a few months ago, the premier Hi-Altitude Skydiving Instructor in the world - Tom Noonan - succumbed to hypoxia. He knew what...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,402
Posted By rmarshall234
This is a great Thread! With all the right...

This is a great Thread! With all the right components:

--Highly Educational
--Challenges one's previously held beliefs
--Engaging
--Involves Expert Opinion
--Cooperative and...
Forum: Interiors 02-16-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,531
Posted By rmarshall234
seat cushion fabric

I just made seat cushions (and harnesses) for my biplane and given your question, I suggest Cordura. That's what this seat cushion is made of. Sheepskin as suggested by others is nice but not very...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-06-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By rmarshall234
I've been using a Surgeon's knot like we do in...

I've been using a Surgeon's knot like we do in the parachute rigging business along with waxed super tack nylon cord. Been working great for decades and I've never had a knot undue itself unless the...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,370
Posted By rmarshall234
Thank you for the kind words. To be clear, the...

Thank you for the kind words. To be clear, the 50 experienced jumpers were all licensed, had their own jumpmaster, and continued with the jump. I have no doubt that most were hypoxic to some...
Forum: Safety 02-03-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,370
Posted By rmarshall234
Superman gets hypoxic

Back in 2005 while teaching skydiving at Skydive Elsinore we had a student come through the program that was quickly given the nickname Clark Kent. Late 20s, 6'3'', 220lbs, non smoker, handsome and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,458
Posted By rmarshall234
Sweet!! I love the silver on black look.

Sweet!! I love the silver on black look.
Forum: Safety 01-29-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,370
Posted By rmarshall234
I applaud the OP. Any form of hypoxia training...

I applaud the OP. Any form of hypoxia training and education is a really good idea for anyone that spends time above 8,000 IMO. I went through the chamber at Edwards AFB along with a full day of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By rmarshall234
I once made a skydive from 25,000 msl when the...

I once made a skydive from 25,000 msl when the OAT was -40F with a windchill factor of over -100F. That was cold! See why I want a heat muff in my airplane.:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By rmarshall234
I tried to pick up a single strand of my Bronze...

I tried to pick up a single strand of my Bronze Wool with a big ol' magnet and it just sat there on the table so it does appear that I have the real deal. I completed the installation this am and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By rmarshall234
Excellent. Thanks Alex. I will absolutely go...

Excellent. Thanks Alex. I will absolutely go with the Counter-current ducting design - that makes perfect sense to me. And, where's my magnet to check this "Bronze Wool". Geezz...whatever...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By rmarshall234
Thank you. So maybe it becomes a consumable and...

Thank you.

So maybe it becomes a consumable and I replace it each year at annual. At $10 / year that sounds like a good investment to me. Except for the servicing issue, I'd pay that much _per...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By rmarshall234
Bronze Wool for heat muff

Has anyone tried using this instead of SS Wool for their heat muff? Anybody care to comment on bronze as a substitute for SS in this application?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By rmarshall234
Here you...

Here you go..

https://airshows.aero/Page/AirShowsCalendar
Forum: Safety 01-04-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,953
Posted By rmarshall234
I don't know about "for a second or two". As...

I don't know about "for a second or two".

As soon as one "presents" their body to the relative wind they will begin to decelerate relative to the airplane. More surface area presented, more...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,425
Posted By rmarshall234
But it has a nice paint job! ;):rolleyes:

But it has a nice paint job!
;):rolleyes:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By rmarshall234
I just did exactly what you are describing using...

I just did exactly what you are describing using rescue tape on the motor mount and waxed thread around the firesleeved fuel hose. Worked great. Nice and secure yet provides plenty of movement as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,853
Posted By rmarshall234
PLUS, you get to add another tool to your toolbox...

PLUS, you get to add another tool to your toolbox for removal. A seam ripper. Easily found in your wife's sewing box..:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By rmarshall234
Friction adapter hardware is adjustable and easy...

Friction adapter hardware is adjustable and easy to use. (the center piece of hardware on these shoulder belts. A Three Bar Slide (top right piece of hardware in photo) is what is generally used on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,304
Posted By rmarshall234
This is interesting and I feel bad for your buddy...

This is interesting and I feel bad for your buddy and his engine.

I've been arguing on this site and one other site for years now about the need for a cockpit display when running electronic...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,813
Posted By rmarshall234
My buddy Jeremiah Jackson had a forced landing in...

My buddy Jeremiah Jackson had a forced landing in his newly built RV10 about 7 or 8 years ago. He wrote a very interesting account of it in an easy-to-read book titled 4 Minutes and occasionally...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-21-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By rmarshall234
Awesome. Thanks so much Mike, I have added this...

Awesome. Thanks so much Mike, I have added this information to what I am collecting and preserving for all of us.
Keep them flying!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-17-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By rmarshall234
Really tight!

Yes, so true in both respects. Fortunately, except for servicing the pressure screen I never had to do any work on the back of the engine. That was a good airplane and set up really well by the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By rmarshall234
Not the best picture but all I have. RV-3, top...

Not the best picture but all I have. RV-3, top right of FW
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By rmarshall234
The prop extension we used on Miss B Haven - the...

The prop extension we used on Miss B Haven - the Formula One Racer at Reno - was comically long. Like 12 inches. A different application for sure, and a light weight CF prop at the end, but the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,067
Posted By rmarshall234
Lots of good comments here but as for "why", I...

Lots of good comments here but as for "why", I think Vic S said it best. What you are considering is exactly what I had on my RV-3 and loved it. Slick mag, Ted Rose ElectroAir EI on the other side....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By rmarshall234
Got it and responded back. Trying to make...

Got it and responded back.

Trying to make contact with the owner of Ellison now. Everyone that sent me an email can expect a "Group" email from me sometime next week and we can let this thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By rmarshall234
Andy, Send me an email and I'll add you to the...

Andy,

Send me an email and I'll add you to the group, we are approaching 10 peeps already. I have some customers over at Chino airport, I'll put the word out to see if someone there knows how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By rmarshall234
Are you flying behind an Ellison TBI ?

Since those of us still using Ellison's are without factory support these days, I've offered to be the repository of information Ellison related and try to contact the last owner - I believe his name...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By rmarshall234
Mine has been safely stored since 1999 and just...

Mine has been safely stored since 1999 and just recently installed and charged with fluid. I guess their QC was better back then..;)
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By rmarshall234
No but I just installed one on the airplane I am...

No but I just installed one on the airplane I am building and printed the IPB from their website. Looks like you need new O-rings. Buna N, p/n 2-010, 3 of them. Give them a call and order the kit,...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,175
Posted By rmarshall234
Critics?? OK I'll jump in.. Add about 20 HP to...

Critics?? OK I'll jump in..

Add about 20 HP to drag that thing through the air.:eek: Lordy, that's a lot of antennas. :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,147
Posted By rmarshall234
Burn it! Yes, as mentioned already run it some...

Burn it!

Yes, as mentioned already run it some farm equipment or motorcycle or anything w/o a catalytic converter. It's great stuff and the equipment will love it. Find some farmer to help you if...
Forum: Safety 10-30-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By rmarshall234
That's funny. I agree, amazing things can...

That's funny.


I agree, amazing things can happen when one gets really scared.

I've heard of skydivers ripping stitching from parachute harnesses pulling on what they thought was the ripcord. And...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-28-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,229
Posted By rmarshall234
I don't know but I heard this funny quote...

I don't know but I heard this funny quote attributed to the late great aerobatic pilot Bob Herendeen... "There are three things you need to know about getting out of an inverted flat spin; power off,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By rmarshall234
And I looked at that second photo again and what...

And I looked at that second photo again and what looks like the cable changing directions might just be a reflection. It looks now like the cable is merely resting on the grommet. You're probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By rmarshall234
photo 1 - yes. You should add a grommet. You...

photo 1 - yes. You should add a grommet. You can cut it on a bandsaw and slip the cable thru if necessary then snap in place.

photo 2 - that's a problem. The cable changes direction as it goes...
Forum: Propellers 10-13-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,981
Posted By rmarshall234
As others have said, yes it does (or may) matter,...

As others have said, yes it does (or may) matter, find out what the manufacturer suggests.

Having said that, and more to your point...

The convention is to clock the prop at Ten / Two o'clock. 2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By rmarshall234
^^^^^ That's what I would do. You've got 5 more...

^^^^^

That's what I would do. You've got 5 more bites at the apple.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By rmarshall234
One other thing... You really need a volt / amp...

One other thing...

You really need a volt / amp meter display so you can monitor it and pick up trends year round. That way you'll always know the health of your charging / storage system and won't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By rmarshall234
I agree with MacCool. Using a state-of-the-art...

I agree with MacCool.

Using a state-of-the-art trickle charger is the only way to go. Aside from the de-sulfation concerns -which I agree are very real - the battery is always "ready to go" for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By rmarshall234
Cool. Good additional info, thanks Tom.

Cool. Good additional info, thanks Tom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By rmarshall234
Awesome. Thanks guys! Understood regarding...

Awesome. Thanks guys!

Understood regarding Flow. And, I seem to recall something in Hydraulics Class about "pressure being equal" throughout the system. That, plus your experiences covers it all.
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