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by prestwich
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: WWI airplanes
Replies: 1
Views: 5001

WWI airplanes

OT: Netflix streaming has an excellent NOVA special on WWI planes. "First Air War" features authentic hand-crafted replicas of various planes of the era and details the invention of aerial reconnaissance and combat. I can't imagine an aviator - especially a homebuilder - who wouldn't be interested i...
by prestwich
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Canopy mismatch
Replies: 4
Views: 8353

I'm guessing his slider is a slider, CJ!
by prestwich
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Basic, basic construction question.
Replies: 7
Views: 11514

Yeah, me neither, which is why I asked the same question 10 years ago.

http://www.rivetbangers.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=856
by prestwich
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Basic, basic construction question.
Replies: 7
Views: 11514

Soldering iron.
by prestwich
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Third class and light sport
Replies: 8
Views: 14580

Given the intense lobbying efforts currently underway, I still think 3rd class reform is imminent. ALPA is the only opposition, and they're losing the fight, partially because many of their own members don't agree with their official stand. I just don't see how reform could fail to have a major impa...
by prestwich
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: RV 12
Topic: RV Kit orders
Replies: 12
Views: 23250

I believe classes are automatically assigned based on the member's post count.
by prestwich
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: RV 12
Topic: RV Kit orders
Replies: 12
Views: 23250

Terrific, and welcome. Maybe we should change the group name to RivetBangersAndPullers.
by prestwich
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Disabled access
Replies: 11
Views: 15941

The -14 is allegedly easier to get in and out of than earlier Van's models, but I guess if I were faced with the issue, I'd stick with a high wing airplane. If you design the sling / lift, do you think there is sufficient strength in the -9 structure to accommodate a cantilevered weight of 1 wife?
by prestwich
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Disabled access
Replies: 11
Views: 15941

Well, I really only chimed in because no one else seemed to have the problem solved already. I love a good product design challenge. Obviously building something for use only in the hangar would be pretty straightforward, but if you actually want to take trips and disembark at a remote destination, ...
by prestwich
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Disabled access
Replies: 11
Views: 15941

A 182, eh? Maybe you can retire that over my direction. What are your wife's limitations?
by prestwich
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Help Me Decide!
Topic: QB RV-7 vs RV-14 cost for first time builder
Replies: 8
Views: 37668

About 9 years ago I bought the emp kit for a -7A and enthusiastically began work in a 5' x 9' entry hall in my little rented cottage. I didn't have the space, the time, or the money to build anything more than the tail, but I assumed those things would materialize. They didn't -- although I have mor...
by prestwich
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Forum To Mail - Who uses it?
Replies: 7
Views: 12616

I use the email feature to read any posts that I might be interested in, then log-in to post replies. So, it's a convenient feature for me. I don't have to log in to scan through posts. But, I'm only worth about 1/4 vote, given my extremely limited participation for the last many years.
by prestwich
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Third class and light sport
Replies: 8
Views: 14580

Third class and light sport

If the third-class medical is indeed abandoned, what will the LSA impact be? I'm thinking some LSA manufacturers will fold, and some larger manufacturers will follow Cessna in discontinuing their LS line. Will used light sport prices decrease? Will used non-LS prices increase? As for Van's, maybe th...
by prestwich
Tue May 20, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: RV 12
Topic: problem with canopy.
Replies: 1
Views: 5685

by prestwich
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Documentation of interior dimensions of various models rant
Replies: 3
Views: 6626

Documentation of interior dimensions of various models rant

I'm a little annoyed with Van's regarding their dimensioning documentation of the cockpits. Drawings on the website are pathetically inadequate. I know, I know, find a plane and sit in it. The first RV I got a chance to fly was a -6, and it definitely did not have enough headroom for me. I was slouc...
by prestwich
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Motivator - DC3T Recovery in Antarctica - video
Replies: 4
Views: 7717

I'm going to hang myself for laziness now. That was stupendous.
by prestwich
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Time for a change ...
Replies: 20
Views: 24784

I'll add my declaration of appreciation to Spike for all his years of selfless service, and to Mike for eagerly accepting the responsibility. Volunteer work, particularly in Chief Administrator robes, can be a job whose demands outweigh its rewards. We lurkers and users don't always express how grat...
by prestwich
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: A little press for Machine Man :)
Replies: 6
Views: 9370

That's the cleanest machine shop I've ever seen. Maybe you tidied up a little for the pictures. My little peephole into the economy is focused on manufacturing, and since I can't afford my own machine shop yet I send stuff out. It is getting hard to get anything done around here in a timely fashion....
by prestwich
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Drill bit sets
Replies: 8
Views: 14573

My 2 cents is that the consumer grade drills are completely useless. Go to an industrial supplier (wherever your local machine shops go to buy tools) and expect to pay $150-$200 for each set. So maybe $500 total for letter, number, and fractional. Those are high speed steel, not cobalt or carbide. Y...
by prestwich
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Beech B19 Sport
Replies: 7
Views: 15385

I got mixed reviews about the plane I was considering, from various people. A fellow RB'er hooked me up with a guy local to me who owns a Sierra and is familiar with the Musketeer line. The thing he said that put me off the B19 idea was that these planes were minimally powered when made, and now tha...