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by Wicked Stick
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Strobes N' More LED Strobes
Replies: 12
Views: 9612

I like the fact that they design them to fit exactly in the same hole and screw placement as their regular strobes. I can see myself replacing mine to LED's down the road a bit. The only question I have is what to do about the tail strobe ? Sounds like this setup only comes as pairs, so I guess for ...
by Wicked Stick
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Using the Dremel to make the tip up skin cut(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 6210

by Wicked Stick
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Pics of a "fly-by"...
Replies: 12
Views: 7122

I like the third one down. Kind of a "Re-entry" pic showing the heat off the underside. That does look a bit like that. Chad, how nasty is the glare when the sun is off the wingtip and you catch it at just the right angle and the top of the wingskin reflects that into the cockpit? Hope yo...
by Wicked Stick
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 18
Views: 8563

by Wicked Stick
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Where is Scott's Coyote?
Replies: 162
Views: 66302

by Wicked Stick
Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Sam James wheel pants install pics
Replies: 20
Views: 10535

I've been fitting mine in the hangar, then bringing them home to finish with the sanding and painting where it's warmer. Put just the wheel pants on today and saw about an 8 kt increase. I still have to add the intersection fairings to them and clean up a few other areas. Today's flight back from ge...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Fuel sending units
Replies: 8
Views: 7694

Capacitive senders

I have capacitive senders in my wings and love them. They seem to be very accurate in my first 23.5 hours of flying. I am using the GRT/Princeton converters with my GRT Sport EFIS/EIS. I'll have to SECOND this comment ! :) I too love them. They are soooo acurate in both cruise and on the ground. (o...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Squawks and tweeks
Replies: 39
Views: 15035

One new development, It is real sensitive in roll. well thats not new, but today I gave the stick a little tap and it seemed unstable and the oscillations got worse Have you talked with anyone about this yet ? (Van's or a flight advisor) Yes, a flight advisor. I have some rigging checks to do first...
by Wicked Stick
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Squawks and tweeks
Replies: 39
Views: 15035

by Wicked Stick
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Milestones for 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8342

Congrats CJ ! I suspect BH has been helping you buck the remaining rivets for the fuse ? Dude, post a pick for us :).

So next up is avionics, firewall fwd & finish kit time :mrgreen:
I remember that time well, it was the time it really drained my wallet :o
by Wicked Stick
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Dec 2010/Jan 2011 Annual
Replies: 11
Views: 5962

Chad, Get some .125 aluminum angle stock and fabricate two pieces like you see here below. One on each side. This worked out great for me and really makes it bullet proof. It should work fine with your plenum. Also I noticed on your photo that you don't have the 3/4 brace down the side of the baffle...
by Wicked Stick
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Pulled the trigger!
Replies: 21
Views: 9523

Perhaps you can teach that smart girl of yours to peel off the blue plastic then ;). I've got a dash-hound ;) who loves to open the plastic bags of small parts whenever I'm building something. Now if I can only teach him to leave my waffles alone. http://www.rivetbangers.com/g2data/forums/albums/use...
by Wicked Stick
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Pulled the trigger!
Replies: 21
Views: 9523

by Wicked Stick
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: fuel smell
Replies: 14
Views: 5145

My guess is the vent lines may be leaking inside the cabin ? Check for loose fittings as they come into the cabin and where they exit. It usually shows up when you have filled the tanks full and it expands up into the breather line. Look closely for any blue stains ;). One morning as I arrived at th...
by Wicked Stick
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Primers & Paint
Topic: Least Poisonous Metal Prep Solvent
Replies: 11
Views: 10946

by Wicked Stick
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: End of the year build/flying status updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 9551

by Wicked Stick
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Primers & Paint
Topic: Least Poisonous Metal Prep Solvent
Replies: 11
Views: 10946

Metal Prep 79 It's blue in color and is perfect for prepping aluminum. You let it soak in, rub it around, and then wash off with water. It's kind of like Dawn Dishwashing liquid, but wear gloves as it does have some etching solution to it. It works great for killing any minor corrosion on used alumi...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: Baggage Door Latch Pin
Replies: 6
Views: 7292

The rods that pin into the blocks and the blocks are included. The only hardware item you need to purchase is the lock. There is also a couple of small pieces you have to fabricate from the aluminum stock. I think it's all part of the finish kit, except for the lock, which you can get from any Lowes...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: End of the year build/flying status updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 9551

Still working on building the darn thing. This month has stalled because of the holidays and a building project at church. It will fly one day if I don't too frustrated and chuck it for a cardinal or something. As for progress the baggage compartment is in, seats are fabricated, forward cabin panel...
by Wicked Stick
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Finished
Replies: 65
Views: 23334


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