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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By catmandu
Although we own, it is a condo, and there was...

Although we own, it is a condo, and there was some talk of major modifications being a no-no. So it is basically a freestanding deck, based on what Steve Melton did. I did epoxy post anchors into...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By catmandu
Three cobra kits and an RV-10: that trailer was a...

Three cobra kits and an RV-10: that trailer was a true toy hauler! :)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-30-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By catmandu
End unit?!?!? Lucky! If you’re still...

End unit?!?!? Lucky!

If you’re still building, I would bet you will hoard / store a lot. Even as a buyer I ended up with a bunch of stuff around the edges of my old hangar. So before the plane...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By catmandu
I remember those East Coast good times well, Vlad...

I remember those East Coast good times well, Vlad my friend. In fact, Jim, who hosted that pictured fly-in, facilitated the sale! Karen and I will see you soon Vlad, we are looking forward to grand...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 126,937
Posted By catmandu
My hangar at W29 Bay Bridge, Stevensville, MD is...

My hangar at W29 Bay Bridge, Stevensville, MD is empty this week, fits all except a -10.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By catmandu
Sale Pending! IFR RV-6A $85,000

Under contract to the man who called 4 hours after posting. Thanks VAF!

https://i.imgur.com/mEmtMLol.jpg (www.bit.ly/NX28rv)

https://i.imgur.com/UVL1fe3l.jpg (www.bit.ly/NX28rv)

RV-6A NX28RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By catmandu
I've done vinyl accents on several of my...

I've done vinyl accents on several of my airplanes, but never a full wrap. But, I have always had good success contacting a manufacturer and asking if their product would be suitable for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By catmandu
My stab intersection was rather full already, so...

My stab intersection was rather full already, so I went with a shelf attached to the aft portion of the outermost left wing rib. Heated pitot on that side and Archer Antenna in the wingtip, no...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-15-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,419
Posted By catmandu
I'm not at home right now, but my daughter and...

I'm not at home right now, but my daughter and her pup in Reno planned on sleeping next to the portable air purifier last night. The worst of the smoke is reportedly from Truckee to north Reno.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By catmandu
Suggestions are just that. If one were to ignore...

Suggestions are just that. If one were to ignore the suggestions (perhaps on climb out) because of the ludicrous acceleration one enjoys with an RV, but one then wonders why normal cruise speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By catmandu
Left seat, right seat, stick, yoke, whatever. I...

Left seat, right seat, stick, yoke, whatever. I just do some of that pilot shift, Mav.

But, truthfully, when I was hired to fly as a Traffic Pilot in a C172, the Radio talent sat in the left seat...
Forum: Tools 09-05-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,467
Posted By catmandu
Since I just found a need for some 10mm universal...

Since I just found a need for some 10mm universal sockets, you made me worry, and made me look: 3/8" drive 15/16" Carlyle deep socket $8 at NAPA online.

My 10mm's $11-ish. Phew.
Forum: RV-15 09-01-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By catmandu
I applaud both those statements, Axel! (BTW, put...

I applaud both those statements, Axel!

(BTW, put me on the unofficial wait list, hoping for a builder number under four digits :D).
Forum: Autopilots 08-23-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By catmandu
I just installed them on our -8, I used the...

I just installed them on our -8, I used the longest throw on both pitch and roll.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 1,000,333
Posted By catmandu
Just finished updating mine. I thought I was...

Just finished updating mine. I thought I was going full G3x when I bought the plane, but the warbird feel of the round dials grew on me. Plus, my wallet is happier. Splurged and had Stein make me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,606
Posted By catmandu
As I too often say, not MY RV, but . . . I was...

As I too often say, not MY RV, but . . .

I was working on the IFR upgrade to my plane in Maryland. I looked out to the taxiway and said, "Self, that stopped RV-12 does not look to be at the right...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,358
Posted By catmandu
I was so entranced it took me five minutes before...

I was so entranced it took me five minutes before I remembered to click it to full screen! Bravo Zulu, good sir!
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,461
Posted By catmandu
I have had this one...

I have had this one (https://www.harborfreight.com/300-lb-capacity-low-profile-creeper-gray-63371.html) from HF for five years and have had zero issues, and would assume the Icon ones would only be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By catmandu
I'll just let the Sensitive Bob's battle it out...

I'll just let the Sensitive Bob's battle it out in the octagon. :rolleyes:

My Dos Centavos to the OP: get your hands dirty with the avionics. You will gain a lot of knowledge that will pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,757
Posted By catmandu
My advice? SLOW DOWN! You are already flying...

My advice? SLOW DOWN! You are already flying like a rich airline pilot with those normal cruise speeds, and associated fuel burn. :D

Build your time at 125 mph, or so, which is probably closer to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Posted By catmandu
From the website: “The CMW E-Lift is intended...

From the website:

“The CMW E-Lift is intended only for emergency use and not daily hangar maintenance.”
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By catmandu
High-strength carabiner as a transition between...

High-strength carabiner as a transition between the two, for that very occasional situation?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,271
Posted By catmandu
Gave the plane a prettier place to park after a...

Gave the plane a prettier place to park after a day of work with M'lady and a tolerant grand-dog on Saturday.

Before:

https://i.imgur.com/iPMKUgml.jpg

After:

https://i.imgur.com/efU1dv7l.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By catmandu
PC680 on my -6a going strong after six years, all...

PC680 on my -6a going strong after six years, all parameters normal. I thought at one point it was going to be a short lived one when the blades would not turn smartly during start, but that turned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,793
Posted By catmandu
I completed the first project in my weight...

I completed the first project in my weight reduction / CG improvement / IFR upgrade remodel.

Out with the old:

https://i.imgur.com/P0o7Dmyl.jpg

In with the new:

https://i.imgur.com/6vfrSJZl.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By catmandu
I mounted one in the wingtip because I like...

I mounted one in the wingtip because I like having synchronized strobes. I fashioned a bracket that puts is about 3" from the outboard rib to which it is secured. I covered the lighted portion with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By catmandu
I misremembered, they were for a six cylinder...

I misremembered, they were for a six cylinder Ford Taurus (2001-2007).

NAPA p/n 700108

https://i.imgur.com/Z91jNrHl.jpg
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By catmandu
A little bit of sleuthing with my friends at NAPA...

A little bit of sleuthing with my friends at NAPA came up with wires that worked for my installation. If I recall, it was a set for an eight cylinder which gave me many options to get the correct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By catmandu
Some people post, "what would you buy if you had...

Some people post, "what would you buy if you had $5M?"

Our host finds a way to go out and fly the ding dang airplane.

Classic.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,412
Posted By catmandu
Walt, is that just a double Adel Clamp on the...

Walt, is that just a double Adel Clamp on the engine mount for the electronics? I do like that if so.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By catmandu
Is there a reason to send power to both? Does...

Is there a reason to send power to both? Does not solely applying power to Pin 1 Avionics Master accomplish the same thing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By catmandu
US Certificate holders can obtain a temporary...

US Certificate holders can obtain a temporary Equivalency License so that they can operate a Canadian registered aircraft. This used to be done in person, but with Covid, I did the whole thing via...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By catmandu
Not mine, and on Thursday, but borrowed an RV-10...

Not mine, and on Thursday, but borrowed an RV-10 to save 20 lives from death row in Boca Raton. Flew down from Maryland to Savannah and transferred them in Delaware for further transport to their...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By catmandu
I had the same problem on my purchased -6a...

I had the same problem on my purchased -6a (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140515), and it also took me a while to figure it out, since the plane flew just fine.

Bellcranks of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By catmandu
Paradigm change. If you all you have is digits...

Paradigm change. If you all you have is digits to interpret, you learn to interpret them. I glance at the numbers, then send my eyes back outside the airplane and allow my brain to think about the...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-15-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By catmandu
I never heard of any, I always had to fly a bit...

I never heard of any, I always had to fly a bit west. Well worth it, by the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By catmandu
Being a buyer not a builder, just want to confirm...

Being a buyer not a builder, just want to confirm the serial number of a bought airplane is the same thing?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,554
Posted By catmandu
I emptied the tank of fuel, used 20 psi of...

I emptied the tank of fuel, used 20 psi of positive pressure via a blow gun for an hour to clear fumes (outside), checked the tank with a match to see if all was good (kidding), then applied vacuum...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,764
Posted By catmandu
It is an old friend, isn't it? I got into the...

It is an old friend, isn't it?

I got into the catalogs and found alternate MS numbers and old part numbers for them and got lucky with NOS when I searched eBay. Especially when you add the word...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,869
Posted By catmandu
We inherited the one on the -6a, N28RV. The...

We inherited the one on the -6a, N28RV. The original paperwork shows the builder's own handwriting on the registration application, with a note that says, "It would be nice if I could get a number...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 199,332
Posted By catmandu
It is the dream house my son wanted at age six.

It is the dream house my son wanted at age six.
Forum: COMM 03-08-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,566
Posted By catmandu
I’ve been using said single radio unicorn with a...

I’ve been using said single radio unicorn with a handheld backup the last six years. I used the ILS once for real, and only because it helped the crosswind component vs. the available GPS approach....
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-24-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By catmandu
I have a 7.2ah one for my EBuss, which weighs 4.3...

I have a 7.2ah one for my EBuss, which weighs 4.3 lbs. I load test for 30 minutes once a year in actual use, driving everything I expect to use in IFR conditions for 30 minutes. I then replace it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,484
Posted By catmandu
New tax rules. Gotta use the proceeds of the...

New tax rules. Gotta use the proceeds of the home equity loan for either the purchase or home improvement of your primary or secondary home, or in some instances to fund a business, if you want to...
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By catmandu
How critical are the other items? Can one of...

How critical are the other items? Can one of them be scaled down to 9600 without loss of life or limb?

Just because my car can activate the speed limiter, does not mean I always drive it there. :o
Forum: Autopilots 02-18-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By catmandu
I had a II VGVS that I replaced with a then...

I had a II VGVS that I replaced with a then Vizion (I forget what BK calls that box now) and TT included a patch cord that made it plug and play to existing wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,549
Posted By catmandu
Reminds me of the time my Mom voiced concern in...

Reminds me of the time my Mom voiced concern in the presence of the OB/GYN about our plan to take our one-day old son from our home in Fallon to our home at the lake (7.5k')

"Ma'am, they do some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,710
Posted By catmandu
Exactly. You just gotta "do some of that pilot...

Exactly. You just gotta "do some of that pilot sht," Maverick.

For today's last landing, at a field with sketchy AWOS, I took FOREVER to get from my rounded base to final. Once on final, the nose...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Posted By catmandu
Why do we want a bent stick?

Why do we want a bent stick?
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,207
Posted By catmandu
Another reason my Nav Lights switch stays on...

Another reason my Nav Lights switch stays on always (the primary being an indication of battery master left on).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,666
Posted By catmandu
Worked on finalizing the details of the...

Worked on finalizing the details of the five-figure order I placed with Stein this week.

:) then :eek: and now :confused: but eventually :D
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,017
Posted By catmandu
Molex connector for the wingtip. From...

Molex connector for the wingtip. From experience, IF you need to remove the wings, that is the time to add connectors to any wires that pass through (except maybe for a -12).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By catmandu
As Mel said, six months was normal. I wanted to...

As Mel said, six months was normal. I wanted to fly my new to me airplane. And I did. Today! Can't land it worth a frick, but there is always tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By catmandu
My change of ownership registration via an...

My change of ownership registration via an expediter service in Oklahoma City happened overnight. THAT was money well spent.
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,996
Posted By catmandu
Deflect. I can't remember what you did for your...

Deflect. I can't remember what you did for your interior, but have her reach out to a professional to develop a seat that she likes for flying.

I had good luck for a one time project with a public...
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By catmandu
I second Jason's experience. Multiple products...

I second Jason's experience. Multiple products over many years, most recently the main bearing mod to our -8. Good communication, quick turnaround, and James was very helpful in promptly correcting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,940
Posted By catmandu
HF freebies in tool bags that travel or get...

HF freebies in tool bags that travel or get forgotten. Craftsman (just because all my other hand tools are Craftsman) in more permanent locations: one at the hangar, one in the garage, etc. I buy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,213
Posted By catmandu
Worked on re-Americanizing the -8. Prior owner...

Worked on re-Americanizing the -8. Prior owner spent $3k removing N-numbers and adding Canadian Registration. I don't have that money right now to reverse the process. So I found the closest 3M...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By catmandu
I concentrated on getting my fuel flow...

I concentrated on getting my fuel flow calibration very accurate, and trust it very much. The float senders were also calibrated, but I only really pay attention how they behave near empty, since I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By catmandu
Not sure what gouge you need, just gotta start...

Not sure what gouge you need, just gotta start pushing buttons on the ground and get used to it. But, I fly a plane with a similar configuration, I use the Horizon for Engine Instruments, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,187
Posted By catmandu
2nd class $125 last month.

2nd class $125 last month.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,240
Posted By catmandu
If it is a quality build and visually appealing,...

If it is a quality build and visually appealing, given the specifications you gave, I'd say $110k is fair to you both. You would get a nice gain thanks to this market, your friend would get a deal...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-17-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,713
Posted By catmandu
A life well lived, and well loved. Prayers of...

A life well lived, and well loved. Prayers of support to you all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,251
Posted By catmandu
I have a fuse under the panel. So I simply...

I have a fuse under the panel.

So I simply pull up to the hangar, leaned for ground ops, 900 RPM.

ACS Switch to P-Mag only, then shut down ALT, BATT, and E BATT.

Engine runs (slightly...
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