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by bruceh
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Retrofitting a new panel
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Retrofitting a new panel

I spent a solid month working on another RV-9A by putting in a new Advanced Flight System panel. During the course of the tear down, we found a number of flight safety critical items that needed attention. I still today have a couple of maintenance items that will get finished up next week (new tire...
by bruceh
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Smoke System for N987MB
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Smoke System for N987MB

Mike,
Nice job! thanks for the writeup.
Are you formation qualified now? I've been trying to learn formation, but the COVID pandemic has put that on hold. All the hardcore formation guys have smoke.
by bruceh
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Wing tip repair job and adding leading edge landing lights
Replies: 0
Views: 3701

Wing tip repair job and adding leading edge landing lights

I wrote up another blog post about my recent repair job for another owner on his RV-6A. I installed some replacement wing tips for one that got crunched by a car, and added the Duckworks leading edge landing lights along with some super bright LED's. https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2020/03/...
by bruceh
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: My 2019 flying stats
Replies: 0
Views: 4033

My 2019 flying stats

I got a chance to total up my 2019 flights and write a new blog entry:
https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.co ... -for-2019/

How was your 2019?
by bruceh
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: The "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website
Replies: 13
Views: 14798

Re: The "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" website

I found a treasure trove of old pictures from my late Father. His Dad, my Grandfather, was a pilot before WW2, and eventually was a Major during the war. He later flew corporate stuff and had quite an interesting life as a pilot. I used the website to figure out some of these photos and which airpor...
by bruceh
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Flaps to fuselage gap
Replies: 3
Views: 2640

Re: Flaps to fuselage gap

I can't speak for the -7, but there are references on the plans (page 9 top view) of the RV-9 for leaving a nominal 1/4" gap between aileron and wing tip, and a nominal 3/16" gap between aileron and flap. The wing root fairings need a 1/8" gap between the side skin of the fuselage and the wing skin....
by bruceh
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Fixing a Canopy (not mine!)
Replies: 0
Views: 4206

Fixing a Canopy (not mine!)

Sure has been quiet on the old RB forums... I've been keeping busy in my semi-retirement and I wrote up this new blog entry about my most recent project to help another RV pilot get his other airplane back in the air. https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/fixing-a-canopy/ It's not an R...
by bruceh
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Oshkosh 2019 writeup
Replies: 2
Views: 3839

Oshkosh 2019 writeup

Here is my blog post about our time at Oshkosh 2019. Link at the bottom of the post to all my photos.
by bruceh
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2019!
Replies: 24
Views: 11297

Re: Black Otter 2019!

I’ll be there with my daughter. Can’t wait!
by bruceh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Hey Doc
Replies: 4
Views: 4046

Re: Hey Doc

Ever heard of Wiley Post? :grin:
by bruceh
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: 2018 Flying Stats
Replies: 2
Views: 2902

2018 Flying Stats

Another year, another blog post about my year of flying . Not as much as previous years, but I'm officially up to 634+ hours. The New Year's RV gathering at Lake Havasu got canceled due to high winds here, so I still haven't gotten airborne in 2019. I'm hoping to remedy that this weekend, even thoug...
by bruceh
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Help Me Decide!
Topic: RV7 vx RV8
Replies: 3
Views: 5784

Re: RV7 vx RV8

I don't even give it a second thought about which hand is on the stick. I'm using my left hand (non-dominant) on the stick, and with the right hand on the throttle and it seems natural. These airplanes trim out very nicely, so it is mostly hands off flying anyway. You are only moving the stick a sma...
by bruceh
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 16
Views: 9798

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

CJ, I grew up in Long Beach, and learned to fly at KLGB. The Queen Mary is fun to visit. Not the best hotel, but the lounge at the front of the ship is a very cool place to have a cocktail. You'll have to make the trek over to Catalina Island. It should have a nice fresh new runway by summer. I'm ba...
by bruceh
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 16
Views: 9798

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

CJ,
I hope you hit my corner of the US. Lot's of good beer in San Diego! We can certainly provide a bed.
by bruceh
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: More non-annual maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 4655

Re: More non-annual maintenance

All back together last weekend after a marathon session reinstalling the autopilot servo. It was easier to install the first time when the wing skins were still off. I got back a "remanufactured" servo, so I have no idea why the original one just completely locked up. I'll probably never know. Getti...
by bruceh
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: More non-annual maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 4655

More non-annual maintenance

Another blog posting. This time more than one issue at a time. Hoping to be back in the air this weekend, since my autopilot servo should be back from Dynon tomorrow.

https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.co ... intenance/
by bruceh
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: RV7 transponder antenna location
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

Re: RV7 transponder antenna location

You can mount the transponder behind the baggage compartment rear bulkhead and put the antenna down in the rear part of the fuselage. I mounted it on the side of the center rib. The advantage here is not having to have a long coax run through the cabin. https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Wirin...
by bruceh
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Newbie with Pneumatic Squeezer Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 4057

Re: Newbie with Pneumatic Squeezer Woes

Sticker shock over tools??? Just wait until you fill your panel, buy a prop and an engine! The money you spend on tools is a pittance compared to almost everything else on the airplane. Good tools make it a breeze to build, so don't skimp on them. For the RV-10, be prepared to lay down well north of...
by bruceh
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 16494

Re: Black Otter 2018!

Photos! https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Airventure-Oshkosh-2018/i-kbnSj2W/0/ce433e18/M/IMG_5219-M.jpg A pair of Queen cuts of Prime Rib. Spotted Cow and dead cow. https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Airventure-Oshkosh-2018/i-pwdX7rN/0/80a7acf8/M/IMG_5220-M.jpg Steve Jr., Don, Mike, Karen, Shan...
by bruceh
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Everyone still circling Green Lake
Replies: 1
Views: 2949

Re: Everyone still circling Green Lake

Three laps around is my limit!