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Forum: Texas (South) 08-22-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By ajay
lol, I know it was a dumb request, but we try :)

lol, I know it was a dumb request, but we try :)
Forum: Texas (South) 08-22-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By ajay
Navigating South Texas Weather

I'm visiting Loredo and Austin this weekend and I see rain is expected. So does it typically rain non stop like we get East coast or is it more intermittent thunderstorms? And can you usually...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-26-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,632
Posted By ajay
general aviation friendly

Anyone know how general aviation friendly the middle east is? One would guess not too much, but curious if anyone knows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,284
Posted By ajay
chronology of life

Prov 24:27
Develop your business first before building your house (and your plane.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,861
Posted By ajay
pancaking plus

I'm thinking a combination pancaking and pulling back aggressively to land tail first. Even in a stall you're forward momentum is still carrying you at a fast velocity and the gear will hit first...
Forum: ADS-B 08-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,846
Posted By ajay
Bernie, 3nm radar separation is nothing to brag...

Bernie,

3nm radar separation is nothing to brag about, that is pretty poor in a dense congestive environment. The problem is Radar is measuring in 1D range (distance). Radar has azimuthal errors...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,191
Posted By ajay
Good data points Jesse, I guess the only thing...

Good data points Jesse, I guess the only thing you can do is ride a wheelie!
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,769
Posted By ajay
cooling flaps

I would look into the electric cooling flaps offered at antisplataero.com, getting good reviews. Maybe a better solution than louvers.

ajay
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,191
Posted By ajay
nose gear

I don't know if it at all related, but I was looking at the antisplataero.com "nose job" reinforcement. Probably more of a problem for the 2 seater A models, but I think the 10 could use some extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 40,008
Posted By ajay
on top has the added benefit of the visual...

on top has the added benefit of the visual confirmation. cool...

ajay
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-24-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,680
Posted By ajay
I flew into Sandia airpark last year on my Way...

I flew into Sandia airpark last year on my
Way through the area on a trip to PHX. just
Looking for cheap gas lazily performing
A very long final on the west runway. My
GPS track took me right...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 103,837
Posted By ajay
turbine rv14

this turbine might fit the bill;

http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/March/31/turboprop-RV10.aspx

http://turbinesolutiongroup.com

I'd put floats on to add weight and keep the Vne down...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,909
Posted By ajay
better option

Probably a better match, It would be a beast on the RV14.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By ajay
John, That's my backup plan. In the mean time,...

John,

That's my backup plan. In the mean time, still vainly seeking that illusive 3 extra knots that the watermelons afford. BTW, where did you get those hubcaps? What kind of TAS cruise can you...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By ajay
unimproved airstrips

Finally getting around to repairing my cracked wheel pants caused from some unimproved airstrips. Also planning on giving a little more opening on the back side in hopes to avoid more future...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,054
Posted By ajay
strida

What if you are tall? The design seems to have a flaw, the taller you are the closer you become to the fixed handlebars.
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,664
Posted By ajay
Robert, Any performance data on six-cylinder? ...

Robert,

Any performance data on six-cylinder? How many test cases? How easy is it to install?

Andy
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-07-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,109
Posted By ajay
the 4 cylinder LS1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kooYoibfeA&feature=player_embedded
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,287
Posted By ajay
rv10 on floats

karl,

Would be very much interested in your thoughts on how an RV10 would handle/perform with floats?

ajay
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-23-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,109
Posted By ajay
new engine worth taking a look-see

katech v4.
160hp. 140 lbs.
draws on the LS series v8 design.
very compact architecture, 4 cylinder, aluminum block, heads, and pistons, pushrod, liquid cooled
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-28-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,287
Posted By ajay
Louvers will probably work, but before you do...

Louvers will probably work, but before you do check out Tim Olsen's suggestions;

http://www.myrv10.com/N104CD/maintenance/20061022/index.html

even beads of RTV between cylinder heads can help

make...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-28-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,448
Posted By ajay
automotive aviation revolution or hoax?

I still like this guy's claims;

LP1
http://www.woodward-aerospace.com/lp1.html

$200K build cost (similar to rv-10)
334 ktas on 14.5 gph
designed around the corvette v8 engine block

which...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-28-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,448
Posted By ajay
Tim and Wolfpack you have found the missing...

Tim and Wolfpack you have found the missing link.

How do we fix this problem?

Is it tort law reform? regulation reform?

but just imagine what would happen to the aviation economic industry if we...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By ajay
iphone checklists

Foreflight has a nice iphone app - checklists, works great.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,888
Posted By ajay
don't need a TD for a bush10

There is a 10 builder who reinforced his nose strut and put C-206 wheels on all 3 wheels and replaced the brakes with double puck brakes.

Check out where's he's flown...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,630
Posted By ajay
I don't know if I believe him, but I met a pilot...

I don't know if I believe him, but I met a pilot out west who claims he flies below the canyon minimums all the time and that there is little to no surveillance. Who does the policing of this...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-30-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 41,410
Posted By ajay
Nice looking truck. I guess GM can still do some...

Nice looking truck. I guess GM can still do some things right, the LS series engine is another!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,395
Posted By ajay
400 sqnm is only 20nm by 20nm. Just a point of...

400 sqnm is only 20nm by 20nm. Just a point of reference, Rhode island our smallest state is 1600 sqnm. This is hardly going to make a dint in our food production capacity. Which is why 100LL...
Forum: Reviews 02-03-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By ajay
ATS engine test kit

I was interested in their Engine Test Kit, anyone have any experience with it? The complete package for compression and timing.

ajay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 54,982
Posted By ajay
bush 10

Although not one of the original poll options, I'm also very much in favor of Stein's option - high wing bush plane, maybe both a 2 and 4 pax version. This is close to Van's basic design philosophy,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,926
Posted By ajay
Tim, Looks like you went the extra mile. What...

Tim,

Looks like you went the extra mile. What if a builder only went with the c-206 main wheels and the double puck brakes? Would that give the 90% solution for these strips?

What about on a...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,468
Posted By ajay
10 bush plane

TJ,

I'd be very curious to hear what you did for the fork mod? Sounds like with your fork mod, the bigger tires, and maybe some tweeks to the pants you just might have a bush plan comparable to a C...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,468
Posted By ajay
Smoky, Very impressive numbers with your 10 TO...

Smoky,

Very impressive numbers with your 10 TO and Landings.

You can't leave us hangin, is this high wing 10 rumor a van's concept or someone else's?

So do you think the 10 could operate out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,995
Posted By ajay
M14

which is why i'm surprised someone hasn't tried to bolt one on an rv10?
If they have an engine mouint and cowling for a rocket, how hard would it be to put one on an rv10? Now we're talking $$/wt/hp...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-30-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,948
Posted By ajay
IO540 vs STI

Ross,

Not too educated on the subie, but as I was reading this thread, it got me thinking,

If this produces power comparable to the IO 540, what about the turbo STI for the RV10? How light is...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-18-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,959
Posted By ajay
But I want my RV to land there, what can be...

But I want my RV to land there, what can be done?

ajay
Forum: Safety 01-17-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,077
Posted By ajay
David, You found me out, I'm just an arm chair...

David,

You found me out, I'm just an arm chair observer, and I'm only looking and interpreting the evidence in my limited fashion. Nevertheless, it tells me a story that he could've made TEB. I...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,077
Posted By ajay
From 1549's highest point TEB would have been to...

From 1549's highest point TEB would have been to the South West and just as many turns as the Hudson option. Runway 19 parallel's the Hudson.
Forum: Safety 01-17-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,077
Posted By ajay
Best decision in question?

The data points from flightaware indicate they just began their descent at GW bridge, more like 2000-2500 feet. Moreover, looks like they glided about 8 miles from there. It would have been 4 or 5...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,077
Posted By ajay
Why not LGA or TEB?

Not to negate the pilot and crews fortune and professionalism, but 1549 reached a peak altitude of 3200 ft http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-01-15-plane-crash-hudson_N.htm
and it would have...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,837
Posted By ajay
Hey Vic, As an rv-10 repeat offender, what...

Hey Vic,

As an rv-10 repeat offender, what changes will you make in #2. Inquiring minds want to know.

ajay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By ajay
Bill, Which of Tony's two engine books would you...

Bill,

Which of Tony's two engine books would you recommend?

ajay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By ajay
Slick mag SB

Thomas,

Have you seen the recent SB on Slick mags that seems to be causing failures. Apparently its a problem with the newer products. Does your system offer any help with this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-17-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,978
Posted By ajay
Santa Monica

John,

Can you recomend aircraft rentals at Santa Monica or the area that has cirrus rentals?

ajay
Forum: Safety 12-07-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,740
Posted By ajay
overhead break engine out

Since safety was brought up, what about using this for an emergency engine out procedure. Probably wouldn't want the steep bank turns, but the idea of flying upwind 1000' over a potential landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,093
Posted By ajay
Paige, I like your arguments and kind of agree...

Paige,

I like your arguments and kind of agree with you.

The counter argument, however, is the primary radars, SSRs, and controllers are expensive to maintain. The faa is viewing this as an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,093
Posted By ajay
Benefit is ADS-B In not Out

Ron,

You tell me, which you would rather have

1. a ground based radar picture that can have errors of 100-1000 meters with the added delay of a controller telling you what sector the traffic is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,093
Posted By ajay
Ron, Ron...

Ron,

I'm a radar engineer, you'd think I'd be in favor of more radars, but the fact is gps can provide 10-100x more accurate positioning and at a significantly reduced cost to the government (I...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,066
Posted By ajay
even better idea!

what about a system that transmits your gps position (accurately with WAAS) but instead of using ham, it uses a dedicated transponder frequency that the ATC is monitoring, it transmits your plane...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,794
Posted By ajay
TimO and Scott, thanks for the feedback and...

TimO and Scott,

thanks for the feedback and advice, very encouraging news.

a couple more questions if you don't mind-

does the new Chelton GADAHRS offer WAAS gps or do you have to go with a extra...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,794
Posted By ajay
More interest in Cheltons

Scott,

I'm thinking of going with 2 Chelton's and an sl30 and foregoing the 430, since it really doesn't integrate well with the CFS. Having the 430 as backup is wise, but I favor simplicity over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,011
Posted By ajay
Back to IFR training

Funny how a thread goes from an IFR question into spam cans?

Nevertheless, I'm planning a 430W panel and doing the EFIS research, any comments from the GRT, AFS, Chelton, maybe Enigma, or other...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,343
Posted By ajay
Frank, very nice writeup. I had my eye on the...

Frank,

very nice writeup. I had my eye on the sport cruiser when they first started marketing. The advertised performance envelope and useful load puts it at the head of the LSA pack and your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,025
Posted By ajay
price/functionality

Stein, Thanks for the perspective and true the 900X/G1000 is the best integrated system out there, but money aside (well relatively speaking), is it really the best use of your money for the given...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,716
Posted By ajay
A good ELT is a better solution

nothing against personal valor by family, friends, or CAP, but older ELT technology is grossly ineffective at providing accurate geolocation accuracies sometimes as bad as 5nm or more. The best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,567
Posted By ajay
Cheetah 210 portable?

Milt,

thanks for the valuable feedback! Is the Cheetah 210 portable with the xm weather option, ie., is it convenient to lug both around? Also can you use the 210 box to run any other windows...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,567
Posted By ajay
cheetah vs 496

Milt,

You said, "396 is much more convenient , portable, and user friendly.
Having said all that I really like the Cheetah and would buy it again over the 396/496."

Is this because the Cheetah has...
Forum: GPS 06-13-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,093
Posted By ajay
EKP VI vs Flight Cheetah

Anyone compare the differences between EKP VI and the Flight Cheetah 190?
Flight Cheetah has xm weather option and a cool automatic winds aloft and flight level performance feature. However, would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By ajay
Re: 5 Easy Steps

interesting, really hasn't changed much in a 100 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,696
Posted By ajay
rv10 for missionary work?

It seems like there is quite a few missionary minded rv'ers! So this seems like a good thread to ask a few questions.

What about the idea of an rv-10 for missionary flying? It can carry a decent...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,826
Posted By ajay
the other low cost EFIS

Stratomaster Enigma is another lower cost low end contender, but catching up at a rapid pace:

offers 9 screens with flexibility to design your own
moving map
highway in the sky
pseudo ILS (Gps...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-14-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,068
Posted By ajay
Louise, To counter the negative publicity, its...

Louise,

To counter the negative publicity, its not all bad. I'm a student pilot in Leesburg and I love it, of course, I don't know any better. Filing an ADIS
flight plan is all I know, but for...
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