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by BrickPilot
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Forming/Shaping fuel and brake lines.
Replies: 14
Views: 8522

I do pretty good on locating the bends but has anyone got a good way to get the tube nice and straight after you unroll it. Some guys lines look like they are straight as an arrow between the bends which make them look great, but I can't seem to get them that way. :bang: One of the tricks from the ...
by BrickPilot
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: B17 experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

B17 experience

I wrote up a field trip report of my time helping with the EAA B17 tour stop this past Saturday up in Ogden. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's a 9mb doc with lots of pictures. Check it out at
http://goofball.cc/off_hours.doc.
by BrickPilot
Thu May 29, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Stupid torque wrench questions
Replies: 7
Views: 7915

depending on your level of tool obsession, you may want to skip the sears torque wrench. I've been lusting over a snapon digital torque wrench for a long while, but they're INSANELY expensive. I'd never even used a torque wrench before starting my kit, so I don't know what I missed, because I bough...
by BrickPilot
Mon May 19, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: NOTAM: RB Black Otter Dinner Thursday, July 31 @ 7:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16854

We're actually driving back West on Monday. Could have possibly stretched it to Monday night - Tuesday would have been a battle, but definitely can't make Thursday. I'll see you folks in '09. :)
by BrickPilot
Sun May 18, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: RB Airventure Dinner
Replies: 17
Views: 5290

I can make Wednesday work, but we need to know quickly, before rooms between Oshkosh and Kenosha disappear.
by BrickPilot
Fri May 16, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: RB Airventure Dinner
Replies: 17
Views: 5290

So, when? Tuesday night at 7pm? My wife needs to know! 8)
by BrickPilot
Fri May 16, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: RB Airventure Dinner
Replies: 17
Views: 5290

RB Airventure Dinner

I'm going to be in the Chicago area the week prior to AirVenture and have convinced my wife that we need to drive up to AirVenture for one day and then catch the RBer dinner.

Any solid plan for this year? Date/time/place? Black Otter again?
by BrickPilot
Tue May 13, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Brake pedal return springs
Replies: 46
Views: 14369

Right. Rule of thumb... if the bolt rotates or the thing touching the bolt rotates, then you need to use a drilled shank bolt, castle nut, and cotter pin.
by BrickPilot
Thu May 08, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: New fuselage stands
Replies: 13
Views: 4542

Sweet. Those stands are very cool. Nice job.
by BrickPilot
Mon May 05, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: User Fees - Again
Replies: 21
Views: 7790

I fully support them and think that they are worth the dues money. I agree, and it's why I am writing ANOTHER check to the AOPA PAC today. They may not fly experimentals, but they are there in DC fighting for us. I agree as well. We don't have a lot of voice with just EAA alone. AOPA does represent...
by BrickPilot
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Avionics (GPS/NAV/COMM)
Topic: Anyone doing Traffic?
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

In my Skylane, I had both a GTX-330 hooked to the my GNS-530 for TIS traffic, and a Monroy ATD-300. Having both was fantastic. I plan to do the same in the Bearhawk.
by BrickPilot
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: It's heeeeeere!
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

It's heeeeeere!

My Bearhawk QB Fuse kit arrived on Saturday. Awaiting one more delivery from Wicks (should be in mid-week), and then I can get started. Check out my shop cam link below for my builder site. Photos of the kit arrival are in the "Build Log" link on the site.

PSYCHED! :D
by BrickPilot
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Darndest thing happened Wed night ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3051

IMO, that's a serious separation incident. I would suggest you file ye ol' NASA 'incident' form just so that it gets logged. Obviously not your fault, but it's an event definitely worthy of being counted.
by BrickPilot
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Darndest thing happened Wed night ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3051

You should send that into IFR magazine. Might make the "chatter" page on the back. :)
by BrickPilot
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Higher power intervention?
Replies: 12
Views: 4068

...the people that paid cash/cheque directly are so out of luck, glad you had gone a 'better' payment route. Definitely learned a lesson, and glad that I was on the good side of it. :) Never EVER book flights with cash or check, and if the flight is expensive, always get the insurance. You never kn...
by BrickPilot
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Higher power intervention?
Replies: 12
Views: 4068

With the aux tanks + main tanks at 68 gallons usable, I'd need another ~130 gallons. However, I'd be about 200# over gross. Plus, the flight with no winds would be around 16 hours. No thanks. :)
by BrickPilot
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Higher power intervention?
Replies: 12
Views: 4068

We are getting a refund on the whole deal. This is a prime example where travel insurance really paid off (for the house we were renting). Chase (the credit card we used) is being very understanding and is crediting back every penny spent on airfare. :) It's too late to salvage a vacation at this po...
by BrickPilot
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Higher power intervention?
Replies: 12
Views: 4068

Higher power intervention?

In February I planned a very extravagant vacation for my family. I decided to take my two adult daughters (including my youngest’s husband and children) to Hawaii with my wife and I. We had a couple return legs on Aloha Airlines. Most everything else was on ATA. Due to the Aloha shutdown, I was on...
by BrickPilot
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Grove or Cleveland?
Replies: 5
Views: 3196

Grove or Cleveland?

As my tagline reads, I'm building a Bearhawk. FINALLY, my QB Fuse kit will be arriving in a few weeks (my delay, not AviPro's. :bang: ). Anyway, curious if anyone cares to share an opinion about Grove versus Cleveland brakes/wheels. My first task is to put the fuse up on the gear, and already I'm at...
by BrickPilot
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Who's up for some morbid curiosity?
Replies: 15
Views: 5102

Yuck! :puke:

I honestly didn't expect to see THAT when I woke up this morning. Glad you're still among the living, Ian.

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