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About sandpiper

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    Senior Top Gun
  • Birthday 09/15/1944

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    Independence, OR
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    flying, travel in motor home, EAA, building my RV-12, airplanes and helicopters in general, automobiles, rifle and pistol shooting
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  1. Interesting Rotax engine failure.

    It did seem to be pretty polished.
  2. Interesting Rotax engine failure.

    Maybe it was that non Rotax approved oil filter?? Just jokingHe did good
  3. Think first and be mentally prepared

    Great video Roger. Thanks for posting. The cat survived. But when the aircraft stopped on the ground it was GONE!! The Beaver on floats was at Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage. The accident happened right in front of my office. I wasn't in at the time. Landed on many beaches in my younger, cheaper airplane, days. Gotta be able to read the sand. Soft, dry sands are problematic, as can be cross winds and a slope steeper than you think it is. And, don't forget, if the tide is out it's gonna come back in. Maybe while you're off fishing. Never wrecked one but I was pretty cautious. That red/white RV(?) was going to flip even if he was on the beach. He made the choice to get wet. Maybe because he didn't want to hit anyone?
  4. Adding AoA to a CTSW

    The AOA for the RV-12 looks like a static port and is placed on the underside of the wing a few inches aft of the leading edge. Completely separate from the pitot. Maybe it could be done on the CT? Why separate from the pitot you may ask? Because the -12 has the pitot in the prop hub. Why in the prop hub? Because Van's designed it so the wings would be easily removable for trailering and garage storage. I bet if you polled all the owners you would find 99% of them only take the wings off because it is required at annual.
  5. Outside air temp probe placement

    Clear of the flap? Is that why my right flap doesn't go all the way down and the plane roles?? Joking of course. It's installed as Roger indicated. It's maybe 2-3" below the flap hinge and an inch or two aft. No need to involve the wings. It would be hard to interfere with the flaps but somebody probably could find a way!
  6. Outside air temp probe placement

    I moved mine so it is under the right flap. Works like it should now.
  7. Outside air temp probe placement

  8. Oil Change instructions

    The bigger the hammer the better the job!
  9. draining fuel tanks

    Gascolator. I take it outside for this and refueling, never in my hangar. I knew a guy that had a show quality Navion who was defueling in his hangar. Destroyed 3 planes and the hangar before the fire was put out. In my case it might take my house too. Wife would not be appreciative!
  10. Cable Maintenance

    Got it. Thanks Corey.
  11. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    Nothing is confirmed until officially denied!!
  12. Cable Maintenance

    Corey - please explain.
  13. I've used lemon pledge on my CT plexi almost 11 years. Never a problem. I've also used waterless car wash. It also works well. I first started using that when I lived in Alaska, and especially in Anchorage which is a dirty place to live and most planes live outside. As long as the build up wasn't too extreme I used it every time on my C-206 that I had there for 18 years. Even flying into the sun the windshield looked like new. On the CT I try to keep pledge and the waterless off the composite. Don't know that they would hurt it but also don't know that they wouldn't.
  14. Oil Eater followed by Composiclean Super Spray Wax. Use Composiclean Haze Glaze if needed for stubborn stains.
  15. Cable Maintenance

    That's a great tip. I can put it to use immediately! Thanks Bill!