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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Plummit
Klenks are the best!

Title says it all. You'd have to pry my Klenks from......

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Plummit
Hmmm.... That sender looks familiar.... ...

Hmmm.... That sender looks familiar.... :rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-21-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Plummit
I have one

I have a 796 that I bought new and just replaced with a 760. I have the bare wire mount and all of the included hardware that came with it. The data bases are only a few months old. PM or email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By Plummit
Turned over the clock

Made a breakfast run to KCMA this morning but the restaurant was closed with a sewer stoppage, so we flew over to Santa Paula for food. On the way home we watched as the Hobbs turned over the first...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-17-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Plummit
Vlad, that look very similar to the Bendix...

Vlad, that look very similar to the Bendix magneto drive I have in my Barrett IO540X. You might want to check it .

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By Plummit
Congrats on the first flight! Is it too early to...

Congrats on the first flight! Is it too early to talk price? <grin>

-Marc
Forum: Safety 06-08-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By Plummit
I had new lenses installed (!) in both eyes last...

I had new lenses installed (!) in both eyes last year. I didn't want the "iffy" results they said the "all-in-one" lenses came with so I chose single vision corrected for distance. That meant I...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,252
Posted By Plummit
What's the oil temp on that 100 degree day...

What's the oil temp on that 100 degree day climbing that fast? The -10 divides the cooling air on the left side with Cyl #6 and the oil cooler.

-Marc
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Plummit
Sean, I sent you a PM. -Marc

Sean, I sent you a PM.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,252
Posted By Plummit
I don't have AC, but that's because the biggest...

I don't have AC, but that's because the biggest con I see is if it's so hot you need AC, then you are going to have a hard time keeping the engine temps under control, and the AC will just make that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By Plummit
Just to add to the diagnostic instructions, after...

Just to add to the diagnostic instructions, after you clean the engine, run it for a short time, then shut down and inspect. If you don't see the leak, do a run-up then shut down and inspect. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Plummit
Good job Doug, way to go! -Marc

Good job Doug, way to go!

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 05-17-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By Plummit
Update

It's been a few years (2018) since I had my prop overhauled at American Propellers in Redding. Recently I noticed grease on the windscreen after flying. I decided to have the prop sealed and called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By Plummit
I'm in 2-way partnership for a C-172. We have a...

I'm in 2-way partnership for a C-172. We have a joint checking account and each of us has an ATM card. We pay ourselves $100/hour by depositing the hours used into the account. If one person flies...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-05-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Plummit
My RV-10 is down right now for a prop overhaul,...

My RV-10 is down right now for a prop overhaul, but we fly over to CMA on a regular basis so we could meet up (hopefully) next week or sometime after. PM if that might work.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Plummit
Yes. If you buy the wing-walk material from Vans...

Yes. If you buy the wing-walk material from Vans it has a piece for the fairing.

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Plummit
..

By all means give them a call. I found the same thing with regards to their website. It doesn't bother me too much as I didn't have a web site when I ran a business as a Plumbing Contractor. ...
Forum: Propellers 04-19-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Plummit
Santa Monica Propeller

I just found out that Santa Monica propeller will work on Aero Composite props. I'm pretty sure that when I called them in 2018 they told me "No Experimentals". They won't issue an 8130 but that's...
Forum: California 04-17-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Plummit
Yup, VFR is easy, transit the LAX Bravo via the...

Yup, VFR is easy, transit the LAX Bravo via the Hollywood park route at 9500'. Easy peeze.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Plummit
I'll take it if he doesn't want it. -Marc

I'll take it if he doesn't want it.

-Marc
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Plummit
So it's $35 dollars to calibrate a $10 torque...

So it's $35 dollars to calibrate a $10 torque wrench that's worth maybe $2 dollars....:cool:

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 04-15-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Plummit
Aero Composite Props

My Aero Composite prop is starting to sling grease (again) after doing really well since the last overhaul. I called American Propeller service to make arrangements to have it re-sealed and was told...
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Plummit
I use the Milwaukee M-12, 2460 for my rotary...

I use the Milwaukee M-12, 2460 for my rotary tool. The Dremel brand just failed too much.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Plummit
Wow thanks! I guess if we use it for the IBBS...

Wow thanks! I guess if we use it for the IBBS that will work, now I just need to know which pin to use for the input. I have the Schematic that Stein provided with the panel, but couldn't find the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Plummit
G-900X

I'm having n TCW IBBS battery installed in my -10. On the engine page of the 900X there is an unused display in the Electrical box that is labeled "Aux A" and the value goes from 0 to 70. I'm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Plummit
A word about Savvy; they contract with various...

A word about Savvy; they contract with various "shops" to do the work. There is such a shop at my home field, but I haven't been real thrilled with the knowledge of the owner. In fact, this...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 794,681
Posted By Plummit
That's fantastic Krea! Congrats on that huge...

That's fantastic Krea! Congrats on that huge milestone!

-Marc
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-05-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Plummit
I have both APRS and ADSB. I imaging that there...

I have both APRS and ADSB. I imaging that there may be times when one works and the other doesn't but I suspect that's when you're low and not hitting a ground station. I believe either one will...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By Plummit
Will at Aerosport is pretty good about keeping in...

Will at Aerosport is pretty good about keeping in touch, so I would send him a request through the website. I do know that they are busy as I'm waiting on a new carpet kit.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By Plummit
Yup, that might work. Or, you can pull the tank...

Yup, that might work. Or, you can pull the tank and use the Vans repair kit and fix it right. It's just a better way to go. BTDT.

-Marc
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Plummit
You can Check with Bruce Hill or ping me and I'll...

You can Check with Bruce Hill or ping me and I'll run down there to help out. I installed a "low-profile" fuel drain on my -10 and they are not rebuildable. They are cheap enough that I just swap...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Plummit
Look at the plans and determine how many bolts...

Look at the plans and determine how many bolts are holding the tank on. Count the removed bolts to be sure you have them all out. Then slip a piece of mylar under the skin and start working it...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Plummit
PM

Sure, shoot me a message. Ethan is probably a better contact for information about the build as he actually built his plane.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,441
Posted By Plummit
I'd be willing to bet that 99 percent of the...

I'd be willing to bet that 99 percent of the ground loops that happened were caused by pilots with a tail-wheel endorsement....

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Plummit
It was my pleasure Vlad, glad you enjoyed it. ...

It was my pleasure Vlad, glad you enjoyed it. Hope the approach and landing didn't scare you too much. :D

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By Plummit
Today I was lucky enough to take an RV-10 builder...

Today I was lucky enough to take an RV-10 builder (Vlad from Canada) for his first ride in a -10. The grin really does happen!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Plummit
I never expect that a canopy cover will keep...

I never expect that a canopy cover will keep moisture out. They have to make covers "breathable" so that any water that gets trapped under it can evaporate. I'm more worried about installing a...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Plummit
the ability to spend more $$$ on Foreflight.... ...

the ability to spend more $$$ on Foreflight.... :D

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By Plummit
Flew to L45 for breakfast. Met up with a -6 and...

Flew to L45 for breakfast. Met up with a -6 and a 9A driver.

23917

Came home at 9500 using the Hollywood Park transition through the LAX class Bravo. Sweet!

23918

-Marc
Forum: California 03-25-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Plummit
We might be able to make it but I won't know til...

We might be able to make it but I won't know til later today.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By Plummit
Exactly. It's been stated that a larger...

Exactly. It's been stated that a larger airfilter will "flow more air", but your engine will only use what it uses. To the OP's request about whether it matters,
I maintain that both airfilters...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,233
Posted By Plummit
I use Weathermeister, Skyvector.com and...

I use Weathermeister, Skyvector.com and Windy.com. I have the lifetime subscription to Seattle Avionics but when they shelved Voyager I didn't switch to the new system because it's IOS based and I'm...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,561
Posted By Plummit
Or an RV-10 with the Barrett cold-air sump? -Marc

Or an RV-10 with the Barrett cold-air sump?

-Marc
Forum: California 03-22-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Plummit
Yup, and plan on 8500 to 10500 feet for that...

Yup, and plan on 8500 to 10500 feet for that direction of flight.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By Plummit
Well, yes and no. Air flow though any media is...

Well, yes and no. Air flow though any media is determined by how well air passes through it. You could use a window screen for your filter media and it would flow air just fine. But we also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Plummit
It's possible that the wires are attached to...

It's possible that the wires are attached to another component such as the control box in a "permanent" configuration, that requires the replacement of the whole box which may no longer be available...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Plummit
I installed an Xtreme battery in my power tow and...

I installed an Xtreme battery in my power tow and it performed better than I expected. I had been through a couple of batteries over the years and this one seems to be better. I'll have to wait to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Plummit
I really like my A-20's but I have a Zulu 2 that...

I really like my A-20's but I have a Zulu 2 that Lightspeed upgraded to a -3. they were fast and the headset works as good as any quality noise-cancelling headset I've used. At some point it's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,817
Posted By Plummit
All I know is that subjects like this one (Bird...

All I know is that subjects like this one (Bird Strikes) should be preceded by the statement: The Following images May be Disturbing to Aircraft Owners and Pilots.....

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Plummit
1 week should be enough, given 70 degree weather....

1 week should be enough, given 70 degree weather. I brought my tanks in the house where I could control the temp. It was way too cold in the hangar at that time of year.

You can feel the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,582
Posted By Plummit
Watch the temps

I found that when flying too slow I have to keep an eye on the oil temps. When I have the plane rocked back it just feels weird and if the OAT is up there, the oil temps get too high. I had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,861
Posted By Plummit
Thanks to ACS for the explanation of their...

Thanks to ACS for the explanation of their business practice. I like going out to our local store because I get superior service that I don't get from online market places.

I especially like being...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,913
Posted By Plummit
What year was your original kit? -Marc

What year was your original kit?

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,006
Posted By Plummit
Chris, were you able to find a filter? Tempest...

Chris, were you able to find a filter? Tempest works fine IMHO.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,006
Posted By Plummit
Yes you can use the 110 Tempest as a direct...

Yes you can use the 110 Tempest as a direct replacement of the Champion. If you use the Tempest "Spin EZ" DO NOT lube the gasket!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By Plummit
Yup, just getting ready to launch another...

Yup, just getting ready to launch another plane-load of kids when I see Bruce's -9A taxi by and park. Was using our C-172 so can't take credit for an RV flight on Saturday, but I was wearing my VAF...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Plummit
What happened to the OMG wheel fairings? There's...

What happened to the OMG wheel fairings? There's got to be a story there...

-Marc
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By Plummit
I found that some ground clamps won't contact the...

I found that some ground clamps won't contact the thin metal of the exhaust well enough to hold reliably. In the past I would take a key and clamp it on the pipe to give adequate clamping force. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By Plummit
Yup, what Rick said. I found it was more costly...

Yup, what Rick said. I found it was more costly to anneal the old copper gaskets than to just replace with new.

-Marc
Forum: Tools 03-10-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Plummit
Took the words right out of my keyboard! -Marc

Took the words right out of my keyboard!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Plummit
Hi Vlad, I'm based in Long Beach and would be...

Hi Vlad, I'm based in Long Beach and would be happy to show you our -10 if it works out for you. PM or email at marcwhis at gmail dot com.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Plummit
Powertow uses a "GL2" grease for lube in the...

Powertow uses a "GL2" grease for lube in the gearbox. Spoke with them today.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,191
Posted By Plummit
That's ugly! So sorry that happened. Looks like...

That's ugly! So sorry that happened. Looks like your tank drain is leaking a bit too.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Plummit
That sure looks like a Power...

That sure looks like a Power tow:
https://www.powertow.com/40-EZ-Aircraft-Tug_p_14.html

I think the gear box is the same and yes, they are grease packed. You can find info on the website or give...
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