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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By RV8iator
Congrats

No hurry and go fly before somebody else uses up all the lifties out there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By RV8iator
I have a stick exactly like that and it works...

I have a stick exactly like that and it works great. Way more comfortable for me to fly with and when flying inverted itís an easy push. I too am blessed with arms shorter than an orangutan.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By RV8iator
If you have no magnatometer most that I am...

If you have no magnatometer most that I am familiar with show TRACK, which jump around until you actually move the GPS and it shows a track then.

Anytime the plane is moving even a knot or two, you...
Forum: Reviews 11-25-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By RV8iator
Beauty is in the eye.. so they say. The proof is...

Beauty is in the eye.. so they say.
The proof is in the product and service. For me for a lot of years, GRT products and service have withstood the test of time. Timely upgrades, MTBF incredibly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By RV8iator
GRT has been superb for me. Great product and...

GRT has been superb for me. Great product and company.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By RV8iator
Just do what feels right

And quit counting while you should be FLYING the plane.
No two takeoffs are ever the same.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-28-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By RV8iator
I donít have the newer ADHRS, but my HXr will...

I donít have the newer ADHRS, but my HXr will boot in 45 seconds if the plane is very still. If wind, or I jostle around in the cockpit it takes 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
But, it hurts nothing to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,832
Posted By RV8iator
Easy lesson

I had a friend/acquaintance visit once in his RV7A. He pulled up in front of my open hangar, swung around tail pointed directly into the hangar and did his rather lengthy shut down checklist while...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By RV8iator
Old fashiond way

I actually read the manual that came with the 650. Then I installed the Garmn 650 simulator on my iPad.
Lots of good and useful information in the book.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,067
Posted By RV8iator
Call them!

You know, there is a lot of speculation going on here when a simple phone call would provide the answer. Why is everybody keyed to think the FAA is out to get them? Do you think they are going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,067
Posted By RV8iator
Twice called

I have recieved two separate calls from the ATL FSDO to verify information. One was to make sure I had in fact recieved my SAC card and the other was to verify information. The local offices are in...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
Posted By RV8iator
Mysterious

I am not a "mysterious" Widget.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By RV8iator
Interesting flights

Two interesting legs
Ft Pierce, Fl. to Santo Domongo, DR. One stop, and
Brownsville, Tx. nonstop to Acapulco, Mexico.

And a few nonstop Austin, Tx to 9A0. Dahlonega, Ga. 735nm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By RV8iator
Lordy, Lordy.

IF I read "tricycle gear had more options for weather and surface wind", again, I may throw up.

I feel better.
Forum: Southeast 08-22-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,416
Posted By RV8iator
At my age, they are all good too Tom.

At my age, they are all good too Tom.
Forum: Southeast 08-22-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,416
Posted By RV8iator
SC's Bermuda Triangle

There's just something about that area and RV8ís.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,550
Posted By RV8iator
Now that is one busy screen!

Now that is one busy screen!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By RV8iator
OK, here's the question.

If you're flying, will you turn your NAV lights on. It will be dark, but no sunset or sunrise.
I better have a beer and ponder that..

And. NO, you can't log a night landing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By RV8iator
Major big job. Easy landings in the 8 to. After...

Major big job. Easy landings in the 8 to. After just a short while, insurance costs are about the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Dan. That's exactly what it is. Discussed...

Thanks Dan. That's exactly what it is. Discussed it at length with both JB at Titan and AFP. I decided to live with it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By RV8iator
I have about 750 hours on my Titan XIO370 engine...

I have about 750 hours on my Titan XIO370 engine and have been very satisfied with it. I have a Hartzell composit prop and the combination is very smooth. I switched from an angle valve Lycoming and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By RV8iator
I've never heard of it being able to play on...

I've never heard of it being able to play on anything but the display. Also, once started I've not been able to stop or rewind. If you have large files this takes forever in real time.
Forum: Safety 07-20-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,853
Posted By RV8iator
Here's another whole box built by Pandora...

Here's another whole box built by Pandora...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,665
Posted By RV8iator
Nah, just dancin feet... Going to miss my first...

Nah, just dancin feet...

Going to miss my first one in 11 years. Have fun up there..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,665
Posted By RV8iator
What he said. Once you know how to handle your...

What he said. Once you know how to handle your craft, your limits and it's limits, then go travel and have fun.

I have never wished I had been in a tricycle gear plane instead of my conventional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,665
Posted By RV8iator
Go for you doing due dilligence. My point is,...

Go for you doing due dilligence. My point is, it's not the airplane, or landing gear configuration, it all boils down to the person holdong the stick.

Once you are comfortable and confident, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,665
Posted By RV8iator
I can't bite my tongue any more. If you are...

I can't bite my tongue any more. If you are competent in your airplane this whole thread is moot.

Choose what you are happy with and GET competent. If you base you flying decisions on scaring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,665
Posted By RV8iator
Huh? Huh? What? I can't believe I read the...

Huh? Huh? What? I can't believe I read the whole thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,665
Posted By RV8iator
Huh? Huh? What?

Huh? Huh? What?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451
Posted By RV8iator
Always cross from grass to hard surface at an...

Always cross from grass to hard surface at an angle. Easy to do even in narrow places. Will save you a lot of grief.. Put you pants on and have a great trip.
Forum: GPS 06-18-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By RV8iator
I would reseat it in the tray first and make sure...

I would reseat it in the tray first and make sure the allen screw is snug. I've had this happen over the years.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By RV8iator
Wheel landings are like all other maneuvers. Once...

Wheel landings are like all other maneuvers. Once you get the picture and feel they are just normal.

As for landing an airplane, any airplane, carrying power, it just ain't normal.
Forum: Safety 05-31-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,642
Posted By RV8iator
Yep, but that's KO

Yep, but that's KO
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By RV8iator
Basics first.

May be a dumb question, but is the CDI button on the 650 pushed. If it doesn't say GPS, it won't work.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By RV8iator
Now that made me laugh outloud. Thank you.

Now that made me laugh outloud. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By RV8iator
I believe it all goes through the ARINC. Make...

I believe it all goes through the ARINC. Make sure the ARINC is working by checking ths SET menu.
My HXr definitelt displays the LOC/GS needles when the 650 is in the test page. 430 does same if set...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 04-21-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,382
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Vlad. It had to be said..

Thanks Vlad. It had to be said..
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 04-21-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,382
Posted By RV8iator
Here we go.

Popcorn, check.
Guinness, check.
Beach chair, check.
Suntan lotion, check.


But the cool factor is worth at least another 2 mph.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,073
Posted By RV8iator
Different techniques. I was on both 72 and 88,...

Different techniques. I was on both 72 and 88, and all the others. In calm conditions never had to keep power on in flare. 1011 was a big cub. 75, 76 same. Pull the power and flare.
They're all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,073
Posted By RV8iator
Interesting read. I've been fortunate over the...

Interesting read. I've been fortunate over the years to fly many different aircraft and to me they all land like, well, airplanes. Be on speed, arrest the sink and flare. I've witnessed so much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Larry. I heard back from Jeff and GRT and...

Thanks Larry. I heard back from Jeff and GRT and he's still looking into this. He did tell me that he put a 20 second delay in the logging programming to stop the problem with the loop problem back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,600
Posted By RV8iator
GRT Mini

And while you're looking, check out the GRT Mini. Full EFIS capability as well as being able to add engine, weather and ADSB and auto pilot if you so desire.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Larry. Same thing for me. Started with...

Thanks Larry. Same thing for me. Started with software update.
I did go into the EIS and changed flight time parameters thinking maybe this would change how it computes. Bert brought up the time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Bert, I too have 25 to 25 set. Will have...

Thanks Bert, I too have 25 to 25 set. Will have to see if that may have changed.

Thanks for the response.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By RV8iator
It does not need to be turned on. From the main...

It does not need to be turned on. From the main screen just push MORE, and one of the softkeys says LOGBOOK. Press that and you are there. It's somewhat editable, you can put FUEL, OIL, PAX and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By RV8iator
GRT HXr Logbook information?

This is just an informational request.

Since I've updated to the latest software version, 5, 2/15/17, my logbook has been consistently adding a leg when I first start up. It also seems to be doing...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,764
Posted By RV8iator
Good job Greg

For all of us, if you can't fly your plane safely in a VFR pattern by just sound and engine settings, you NEED to practice. This is just basic airmanship 101 in light planes.

I'm ready with the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-07-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,710
Posted By RV8iator
It's the berries. For all my cross country...

It's the berries. For all my cross country traveling, and even on local flights, it is another great tool in the box. I love it and am glad I went ahead and did it early.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By RV8iator
EXECUTE

The EXECUTE option should not be selected until you hear " cleared for the approach" when flying IFR.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,021
Posted By RV8iator
Totally different context..

Totally different context..
Forum: GPS 02-10-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,100
Posted By RV8iator
Jepp doesn't match anymore.

I had been using Jepp for many years. Garmin lowered their prices last year. While at OSH last year Jepp reps told me they would match Garmin when renewal time came. Last month I tried that and Jepp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,679
Posted By RV8iator
To those saying trade it for an A, bang, bang. ...

To those saying trade it for an A, bang, bang. For a 7.. bang bang bang..

Back to my coffee..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By RV8iator
Curmudgon

I hate to throw water on this, but there is no such thing as a negative gps speed. It doesn't know if it's moving forward or backward, just that it's moving.

I too have flown a Champ backwards down...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By RV8iator
Set the fuel total to zero in the EIS and the you...

Set the fuel total to zero in the EIS and the you can set it in the EFIS.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,896
Posted By RV8iator
Both absolutely correct

Both Skylor and Terry above are correct. It's a comfort level and what you are trained proficient too. In any emergncy or abnormal, fly the plane and work yourself out of it.

We had all rather be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,896
Posted By RV8iator
It was easy for me.

I NEEDED a tie breaker. To me it's just another cost of safely flying IFR. 3 independent ADHRS was what I felt comfortable in the clouds with.

Sure it cost's a bit more, but me and my wife are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,983
Posted By RV8iator
Works for me.

For me, using two USB 3 mini thumb drives was the solution. I always leave one connected and leave my plane keys by the USB bus. I take the keys and updated stick with me to fly and brong the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,389
Posted By RV8iator
No more matching

Just called Jeppesen to inquire about my $480.00 invoice and asked if they would match Garmin. No dice.. no more matching. I thanked them for serving me for 12 years and they said you're welcome,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By RV8iator
Work Great..

They perform beautifully, smooth or turb.. it all depends on how you have them set up. I think you are smart moving to the GRT autopilot just in usability. Easy control on the screen.

Mine is...
Forum: ADS-B 11-23-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,133
Posted By RV8iator
It will slide in and work as a regular...

It will slide in and work as a regular transponder. If you want to use the ADSB mode S function you will need to wire it to an approved GPS, i.e. 430/650...

To do this you will need to install the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,621
Posted By RV8iator
Second this. You will NEVER see it again and you...

Second this. You will NEVER see it again and you will want a sunshade on cross countries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,791
Posted By RV8iator
When we got our first ASC props we had several...

When we got our first ASC props we had several issues with the blade/cowling clearance at full course pitch. Initially, we limited the degree change of the blades, but that produced overspeeding of...
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