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Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,102
Posted By Plummit
I have 3 DMMs; an older unit that I used for work...

I have 3 DMMs; an older unit that I used for work for a couple of decades, a fluke clamp meter for measuring starting and running amps; and a Fieldpiece similar to the LT17A for the hangar. Love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,042
Posted By Plummit
It didn't help me today; I received an emailed...

It didn't help me today; I received an emailed invoice for a purchase I didn't make and shipped to an address I don't have. I did receive a subsequent email in which my CC was credited for the...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-22-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,409
Posted By Plummit
So it's somehow less risky with more impaired...

So it's somehow less risky with more impaired people on board? The logic here escapes me.

-Marc
Forum: California 11-20-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Plummit
Condition Inspection

It's that time again so I'm looking for an A&P to do a C/I on my RV. I'm based at KLGB (Long Beach) but I can travel if necessary. My regular guy is way busy right now.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Plummit
Actually, you can drill out the sealed rivets and...

Actually, you can drill out the sealed rivets and use a thin putty knife to remove a repair disc/plate. It's a little work but do-able. If you have to do that just install an new plate instead of...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Plummit
That works fine until some guy in a G-36 taxies...

That works fine until some guy in a G-36 taxies in and does a power turn to park....

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,285
Posted By Plummit
I happen to have a Brompton M3 for sale. Also a...

I happen to have a Brompton M3 for sale. Also a Bike Friday Tikit. Send me a PM if interested.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Plummit
Interesting statement, as I've observed the Vans...

Interesting statement, as I've observed the Vans RV-10 demonstrator on display at various fly-ins with no gust lock installed....:eek:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,285
Posted By Plummit
Your list omits the Bike Friday "Tikit', which...

Your list omits the Bike Friday "Tikit', which will fold as small as a Brommie and comes in at less $$$.

-Marc
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Plummit
A good friend of mine once said: "Show me...

A good friend of mine once said: "Show me something mechanical and I'll show you something that will fail." So far I have only seen anecdotal evidence regarding the "reputation" of Plane Power. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Plummit
And there you have it; Scott will fix your...

And there you have it; Scott will fix your headset for free! :D

-Marc
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By Plummit
Excellent suggestion! In the incident/near miss...

Excellent suggestion! In the incident/near miss at Oceano it might have helped, but when someone is making a straight-in, or doing an overhead, you never know their speed unless you ask. If someone...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Plummit
RNM, Yeah me too. The way I finally trained my...

RNM, Yeah me too. The way I finally trained my brain was to look at it alphabetically backwards: R is the last letter, N comes before R in the alphabet so it's the next letter and M is first of the...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By Plummit
Nope, didn't "obviously" say that and don't...

Nope, didn't "obviously" say that and don't believe a *properly executed* overhead is unsafe. I do believe a straight in approach, when there are several aircraft in the pattern is unsafe. It's...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By Plummit
Nope, just join the traffic pattern and wait your...

Nope, just join the traffic pattern and wait your turn. It happens that the approach to a field can line up with a straight-in, but when other aircraft are in the pattern why not just join the conga...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By Plummit
My beef is with

...pilots who do a straight-in VFR approach when there are other planes in the traffic pattern. You know who you are, flying your RV into Oceano.... Grrrrr.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Plummit
Sounds like you have the OEM Grove brakes, which...

Sounds like you have the OEM Grove brakes, which were used after Vans changed from Cleveland. I'll have to look at the plans CD to get the part number for you. You should order the CD so you have...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Plummit
The original Cleveland brakes from the older...

The original Cleveland brakes from the older RV-10s used the Rapco disk number you have, but the lining was RA-66-112. These are Rapco numbers, not Cleveland. There should be a number on your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By Plummit
Look at the bright side: At least you don't have...

Look at the bright side: At least you don't have to pay sales tax! (Sorry, I'm from California) :D

-Marc
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,105
Posted By Plummit
!

Don't mince words; tell us how you really feel! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,644
Posted By Plummit
I'm a plumbing contractor and I can tell you that...

I'm a plumbing contractor and I can tell you that yes, 100LL will leak through when water won't. Gas floats on water which means that water has a higher density than gas.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Plummit
Thanks guys, looks like the IBBS is the ticket,...

Thanks guys, looks like the IBBS is the ticket, and I'll get the big battery (6ah) to give the most back-up time available.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Plummit
TCW IBBS or IPS with G-900X

I want to be able to run my panel during engine start but the builder didn't provide for that. Stein built the panel and they made no provisions for running the avionics during engine start. The...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By Plummit
Garmin 760 Portable

I Like the GPS 760 for my portable receiver. It's size is great for the cockpit without being too big, it is always Sunlight readable, never overheats, and being an android/PC guy, I didn't have to...
Forum: COMM 09-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Plummit
I have both and used the Bose schematic. My...

I have both and used the Bose schematic. My panel was built by Stein and the GA jacks were prewired. I recommend using a short lead off of your GA jacks, at least for the one connection that has 3...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,418
Posted By Plummit
Tim, I understand that you had your alternator...

Tim, I understand that you had your alternator checked or repaired at a local shop. What shop did you use and do you have contact info?

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,377
Posted By Plummit
Well.... The engine is off a Piper Arrow. What's...

Well.... The engine is off a Piper Arrow. What's the most typical prop-strike damage to a retractable airplane? Core value.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,994
Posted By Plummit
Yeah I have one of those bottle draining...

Yeah I have one of those bottle draining thig-a-ma-gigs but I got too nervous about all of the dust in the air getting into the oil. I know that oil attracts dust like stink on $hit....:D

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Plummit
I don't know anything about them but there is...

I don't know anything about them but there is Santa Monica Propeller:
https://www.santamonicapropeller.com/

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Plummit
Band Aid (or equivalent) bandages. The day I do...

Band Aid (or equivalent) bandages. The day I do a condition inspection without leaking human 5606 is the day I hire someone else to do it!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,615
Posted By Plummit
Parked the RV

So I could fly Young Eagles in the Cessna this weekend! Oh yeah, this also doubles as a "hat sighting". :D

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By Plummit
First off, I agree with you that a repair needs...

First off, I agree with you that a repair needs to be done from the inside of the tank. For the record, this was not "next" to the wing walk area; it was the wing walk area that is supposed to take...
Forum: Propellers 09-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Plummit
Just a pirep on American Propeller, the paint...

Just a pirep on American Propeller, the paint they used on my prop sucked. It started deteriorating right away. Of course they said to pull it off and send it back for a free repair..... ...
Forum: Propellers 09-06-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By Plummit
I just cut a section of inner tube and stretched...

I just cut a section of inner tube and stretched it over the hub like a condom. Seemed to work just fine with no ill effects. I probably have some left if you want me to send you a piece.

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By Plummit
When I complained to Vans about leaking rivets on...

When I complained to Vans about leaking rivets on the top of my QB tanks, I was instructed to seal the leaks with proseal applied on the exterior. I was told that they repaired similar leaks in the...
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Plummit
If the prop is free go ahead and use it, but I...

If the prop is free go ahead and use it, but I consider Aero Composite props to have little value due to the company offering no support. AC props had their own spinner that had a special rubber...
Forum: California 09-04-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,297
Posted By Plummit
Yup

We made it after breakfast at CMA. We were going to hang out but the clouds started rolling back in so we bailed early. Nice to meet Pete and Pete! :cool:

-Marc and Rita
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,721
Posted By Plummit
Worked on a pesky seeping fuel tank leak yet...

Worked on a pesky seeping fuel tank leak yet again. No pics, but it's the only time you will hear me cuss Vans QB kits...... I just hate those 21 dash-3 bolts that secure the "Z" brackets on the...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,803
Posted By Plummit
Wow, the things I learn on Vans Airforce just...

Wow, the things I learn on Vans Airforce just boggle the mind!

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By Plummit
I bought the new hardware kit from Vans, and did...

I bought the new hardware kit from Vans, and did everything new. It wasn't that expensive and there was a change in the nuts compared to what I had on my plane.

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-21-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Plummit
Very nice video! If you get back out to SoCal...

Very nice video! If you get back out to SoCal look me up.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Plummit
My plane had a roll input when the flaps were...

My plane had a roll input when the flaps were raised. I checked them and found that my right flap was badly misadjusted. After I corrected the adjustment there is no longer a roll input. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By Plummit
Shotgun em

Mine looked just like yours with the gap. Don't mess around just replace them all with Lord. I found a better price than Spruce online and spruce matched it. You will get even a lower price from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,988
Posted By Plummit
Tips are great and usually appreciated. For that...

Tips are great and usually appreciated. For that reason I like to carry $5 bills to hand out. Unfortunately the guy who fueled my plane today struck out as I warned him to slow down as the tank was...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By Plummit
Kalifornia. In L.A. county they also charge...

Kalifornia. In L.A. county they also charge extra tax for the water department (Even though it's not an amphib) the school district (even though it doesn't teach classes) and anything else they can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By Plummit
(1) Yes they are pulled rivets but the sealed...

(1) Yes they are pulled rivets but the sealed type. Proseal only between the cover and the bulkhead.
(2) I believe it's a 5" cutter, but I didn't personally drill the holes. You can choose any hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,670
Posted By Plummit
"November 814Romeo Victor, you're cleared to land...

"November 814Romeo Victor, you're cleared to land number 4 for two six Right, follow the Biplane ahead, I'll call the base...." Longest 30 seconds of my life.
:rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By Plummit
Nice play list!

To that I add Imagine Dragons, Linkin' Park, Foo Fighters and a whole host of Alternative.

-Marc
Forum: Oregon 08-01-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By Plummit
I plan to be there! -Marc

I plan to be there!

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Plummit
Dikes work

A good pair of diagonal pliers is all you need for the cutting, then dress the cut with your grinder or file. I like the Kleins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bnqFwAf7HM

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By Plummit
Congrats Chris! -Marc

Congrats Chris!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,677
Posted By Plummit
Anytime the FAA is going to give me something...

Anytime the FAA is going to give me something just for the asking, I'll take it- Thank you very much! My glass isn't half full; My cup runnith over!

But as I said in another thread, there are so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,677
Posted By Plummit
An Experimental aircraft already gives you the...

An Experimental aircraft already gives you the authority to do things you "Normally" aren't supposed to do. Maintenance on EAB is one example. So yes, I'm comfortable with the situation. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By Plummit
Wow, that looks like a big bird... :( -Marc

Wow, that looks like a big bird... :(

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By Plummit
Pretty much agree with Bob's settings except I...

Pretty much agree with Bob's settings except I use 130 kias for climb -especially in the summer (hotter weather). Keeping the oil and #6 cyl temps under control requires a bit more speed when it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Plummit
On Saturday I parked the RV so I could use my...

On Saturday I parked the RV so I could use my C-172 to fly Y.E. I flew 3 flights for a total of 7 kids. I don't know why but I'm starting to like the Y.E. flights! Especially the part near the end...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,946
Posted By Plummit
Depends...

I guess if there is no "trading" going on... :D

-Marc
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-11-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,064
Posted By Plummit
I was looking for that thread with the A/C...

I was looking for that thread with the A/C designations. Anyone have the link?

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,374
Posted By Plummit
As soon as I saw your post I changed channels but...

As soon as I saw your post I changed channels but it wasn't on this morning in the LA market. That's what lead me to search for the video. Good job Paul! Thanks for sharing.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,946
Posted By Plummit
A little off topic, but I would be willing to bet...

A little off topic, but I would be willing to bet a tank of 100LL that your operating expenses (Which include hangar/tiedown condition inspection, oil, tires, insurance, maintenance, overhaul...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,374
Posted By Plummit
https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-this-morning-saturda...

https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-this-morning-saturday/video/GX_GfoKxgTmRizKfsiwslMQuRHLQV2Pw/paul-dye-on-new-book-and-legendary-nasa-career/

You'll have to watch a commercial though.

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,374
Posted By Plummit
Here ya go!

https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/1413841145344532483

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,946
Posted By Plummit
I was waiting for someone to say that! ...

I was waiting for someone to say that! Seriously, I would be careful about saying "I'm not safe because I did my BFR in a Cessna as opposed to an experimental." If I didn't feel safe to fly I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,946
Posted By Plummit
I was answering Odens_14 request for how many...

I was answering Odens_14 request for how many LODAs he would need for a flight review. Anyone who needs a flight review can easily get one at pretty much any flight school. Yes you will be flying a...
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