VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.12 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rmartingt
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,990
Posted By rmartingt
Made worse because the FAA insists that aircraft...

Made worse because the FAA insists that aircraft registries should be freely open to the public. I even asked the FAA once, and they said (misspelling of "our" and all): "Are records are public for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,033
Posted By rmartingt
I think third-party vendors have mostly captured...

I think third-party vendors have mostly captured this market by now.



The guy trying to write the business case for a brand-new wing with limited sales potential and no common parts to older...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By rmartingt
That's how I'm planning to proceed as well. I...

That's how I'm planning to proceed as well.

I managed to get my valve connected with lines going through the inboard cover supports, but now I've run out of ferrules and B-nuts. I have more on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,932
Posted By rmartingt
My dad's project was the talk of the street and...

My dad's project was the talk of the street and all the kids dropped in to see our progress. They all thought it was the coolest thing; I never heard what the adults thought.

I told my wife on our...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By rmartingt
Hard 90s on the return line?

I've now spent 3-4 hours trying to package fuel lines in the wing root and all I have to show for it is a bunch of wasted tubing and a list of what won't work. Decided to change course and put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 189,404
Posted By rmartingt
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=8...

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83555 (https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83555)

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AAR1503.aspx

These are just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By rmartingt
At least extra weight on an airplane can...

At least extra weight on an airplane can sometimes buy you something else (capability, comfort, etc.). Extra weight on your person... well, that doesn't really do anyone any good.

Plus, losing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By rmartingt
Yes... the lines in the fuselage and all that...

Yes... the lines in the fuselage and all that (including the duplex valve) are not fun.

Putting the fittings into the wings isn't that bad at all, and easier done during your tank build. If you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By rmartingt
The idea behind generating your own is...

The idea behind generating your own is twofold:

First, it allows you to sit down and really review the aircraft's systems when you have your schematics and manuals there to decide if you're still...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,238
Posted By rmartingt
FWIW: I started my build shortly after the -14...

FWIW:

I started my build shortly after the -14 was announced. I did look at it, but chose a -7 instead because:

- The -14 is significantly more expensive (airframe and engine). This was by far...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By rmartingt
In order to use an MEL "for real", you need...

In order to use an MEL "for real", you need individual approval from the FAA, and it is a very time-consuming and tedious process with lots and lots of paperwork. Avweb actually has an article...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,182
Posted By rmartingt
Both of you should go sit in them first. If you...

Both of you should go sit in them first. If you can find someone patient enough, sit in them a while together. See what you think. I know Iím about climbing the walls after about 30 minutes in...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,455
Posted By rmartingt
I did my tailwheel transition in my dadís RV-6...

I did my tailwheel transition in my dadís RV-6 with about 60 hours under my belt.
Forum: Safety 12-04-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,814
Posted By rmartingt
The other airplane (camera ship) looks awfully...

The other airplane (camera ship) looks awfully familiar... ;)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-29-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,901
Posted By rmartingt
Is the ďupgradeĒ to EM-6 offer from Post 1 going...

Is the ďupgradeĒ to EM-6 offer from Post 1 going to be available to 2019 purchasers as well? Iím still several months from needing to order so Iím trying to find out if I should order now or wait...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By rmartingt
I have a sheet built up with all of these. I'm...

I have a sheet built up with all of these. I'm also using this:
http://www.sdsefi.com/sdscurrentchart.pdf

As well as these references from the SDS installation manual:





That's part of my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By rmartingt
That's my thinking as well--locking switches for...

That's my thinking as well--locking switches for engine bus power, coil power, and fuel pump power. I don't need everything else to be locking.


That's my intent. Part of the problem is all I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By rmartingt
Switch selection

Now that I've settled on a general power architecture, I'm really starting to sit down and plan out my electrical system in detail. Part of that involves choosing switches. I have some aesthetic...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,397
Posted By rmartingt
The left side is; I'll trim it when the wings...

The left side is; I'll trim it when the wings come off to eliminate contact but I'm not messing with it just to fix something that's within tolerance.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,397
Posted By rmartingt
Well, technically forward-swept wings donít...

Well, technically forward-swept wings donít automatically make for an unstable airframe, from the pilot-controllability standpoint at least. Thatís a function of change in pitching moment with...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-21-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,397
Posted By rmartingt
The tolerance for sweep per the Mothership is...

The tolerance for sweep per the Mothership is 1/2in. I'm within tolerance, so I'm not going through this exercise again. Tolerances exist for a reason.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,397
Posted By rmartingt
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_HUfQ5nS8IMPMai5...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_HUfQ5nS8IMPMai5MwDjH9oteXVi4mjSUJ6BNNRiogvGL8gRBE4kfQ-_0n_ffO1S6HdYydZLfLDgiXEUEalPKD_q_dFrAnGUBPDRnROUqDc7JT5W7vnd2bWm8I5SopXpP46Cs5LVKBqMDYEuTXDo95lloEZwHbKJFgffKl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By rmartingt
You used to see it some on civil aircraft, too. ...

You used to see it some on civil aircraft, too. IIRC the first 747 had a flat black area in front of the cockpit windows.

Iím planning it for my airplane, but almost purely for cosmetic reasons. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By rmartingt
Well, at least my pushrods are already in the...

Well, at least my pushrods are already in the wings.

I've managed to get a couple of coworkers on board by bribing them with beer afterward, so once I get the shop rearranged we'll try to get the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By rmartingt
The plan is to have the roll-up doors open for...

The plan is to have the roll-up doors open for installing the wings so that won't be an issue. My concern is being able to close the doors. Fuselage is on a rolling cart that I'll chock in place...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By rmartingt
Ooooh, that's going to be tight...might only have...

Ooooh, that's going to be tight...might only have 2-3 inches on each wingtip if I go crosswise. Guess I'll be playing on Visio a bit more to see if there's another way I could fit it in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By rmartingt
Thanks, but that's just the one wing. I'm...

Thanks, but that's just the one wing. I'm looking for wingspan with both wings installed but the tips off...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By rmartingt
Exact wingspan with wingtips OFF?

Anyone happen to know the exact wingspan with the wingtips off? I'm planning to temporarily fit the wings to do fuel and flight control runs and drill up the rear spar and fairings, and I want to...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By rmartingt
The spare longerons would be for the...

The spare longerons would be for the fuselage--your wing kit will ship with the two you need (they're in the box with the spars) but many people like to order a spare or two with the wings, in case...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By rmartingt
Definitely get tank sealant; last I checked Van's...

Definitely get tank sealant; last I checked Van's carries it about the same price as Spruce et al... but you get twice as much for your money. It's also a good time to get spare longerons if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By rmartingt
You donít need the specific part number Vanís...

You donít need the specific part number Vanís carries. The tank sealant meets AMS-S-8802 (aka MIL-S-8802); any sealant that meets the spec will work.

Youíll see some number like B-1/2 or B-2 at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,043
Posted By rmartingt
"Just make the tanks bigger" is a lot more easily...

"Just make the tanks bigger" is a lot more easily done on a slow-build 4 or 6. Much more difficult on a later kit because the spar is pre-punched for rivets outboard.

Separate leadung edge tanks a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,860
Posted By rmartingt
It will be interesting to see how this all pans...

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out. I'm trying to be optimistic, but after seeing how the Part 23 rewrite fell out and comparing it to the Part 23 Reorganization ARC report, and...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,729
Posted By rmartingt
I suspect sales probably dropped to almost...

I suspect sales probably dropped to almost zero... almost everyone is installing an EFIS of some kind now.
Forum: Interiors 10-05-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 56,691
Posted By rmartingt
How much space is there between an installed pair...

How much space is there between an installed pair of Aviator seats in an Rv-7? Looking at an easily-removable armrest/console and don't want to make it too wide...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,006
Posted By rmartingt
This statement is not true. ... Even more so,...

This statement is not true.
...
Even more so, what wears an engine out is not the continuous at-power operation, but the duty cycles themselves. If operated at a continuous rpm and load, just about...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,006
Posted By rmartingt
Not the "car engines can't hold an airplane duty...

Not the "car engines can't hold an airplane duty cycle" canard again <facepalm>

The reason "traditional" airplane engines tend to be fairly successful when installed by amateur builders, yet we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,134
Posted By rmartingt
It's worth noting that AP disconnect on the...

It's worth noting that AP disconnect on the stick/wheel is basically a requirement for certified aircraft.

Part 23 (yes, I know Part 23 has been redone... )


Part 25:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,134
Posted By rmartingt
My plan right now is Infinity grips, as...

My plan right now is Infinity grips, as follows:

Trigger = Com 1 PTT
Hat = Pitch/roll trim
RH thumb = flaps
LH thumb = Com 1 flip/flop (very useful in formation flight)
Lower thumb = AP...
Forum: Southeast 09-23-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By rmartingt
Thanks again for all of the responses! I'll be...

Thanks again for all of the responses! I'll be in touch via PM over the next couple weeks as I try to sort out times.
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By rmartingt
I know Vic through my dad, so next time I see him...

I know Vic through my dad, so next time I see him I'll ask about it. Thanks!


I've spoken to Ed online and seen him before, but we've never actually spoken in person. Maybe I'll drop him a...
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By rmartingt
GRT, G3X Touch, or AFS near Savannah/Atlanta?

I'll be nearing the point in the next six months or so where I'll need to decide on an avionics package, but I'd like to check out the alternatives "in person" and without a sales guy around if I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By rmartingt
I did think about repurposing the mixture on a...

I did think about repurposing the mixture on a 3-lever for a cowl flap or oil cooler. Still considering that. I'd still like a plate that isn't labeled, though.

The only other airplane I'd be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By rmartingt
Custom/non-standard throttle quadrants?

Iím currently planning on a center console-mounted throttle quadrant (the console is partly to hide extra wiring, plumbing, and EFI fuel pump etc.). But using EFI, I have no need for a mixture...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,921
Posted By rmartingt
I wish there was a like button sometimes... I'm...

I wish there was a like button sometimes...

I'm building an electrically-dependent airplane (EFI and glass, eventually IFR). One thing I'm trying hard to do is eliminate single-point failures on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By rmartingt
MOSAIC rulemaking initiative?

Ran across this one...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-11-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By rmartingt
Itís not a question of ďis it possibleĒ, itís a...

Itís not a question of ďis it possibleĒ, itís a question of ďcan we afford itĒ. A brand new engine that can slot into place where a Lycoming went but burns Jet wonít be cheap to develop, and even if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By rmartingt
I'm confused, because I have a quick-change...

I'm confused, because I have a quick-change spring on my rivet gun. It looks like this:
https://www.yardstore.com/media/catalog/product/cache/c687aa7517cf01e65c009f6943c2b1e9/1/4/14011_2.jpg

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By rmartingt
Timely thread, thanks! I just flipped the...

Timely thread, thanks! I just flipped the fuselage over and the structural parts are moving quickly; I'm rapidly approaching the point where I'll need to start doing systems installations.

The...
Forum: Interiors 08-25-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By rmartingt
That's sort of what I'm going for, really... but...

That's sort of what I'm going for, really... but I wanted to fit-check myself and my wife to be sure.


Good to know!


Oh... yeah... there are default positions in the plans :o


That's good...
Forum: Interiors 08-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By rmartingt
Seat back location and Classic Aero seats...

I've just flipped the canoe and will soon be to the point of putting in the seat backs and hinge attachments (and the rudder pedals; I delayed that step so I can build up and place them while sitting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,852
Posted By rmartingt
I had a very similar experience, in an airplane...

I had a very similar experience, in an airplane with minimum day-VFR instrumentation (and no attitude indicator).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,513
Posted By rmartingt
FWIW that's basically what I do for ground ops,...

FWIW that's basically what I do for ground ops, takeoff, and landing in Dad's -6. I find that having my feet up, with maybe my heels lightly touching the carpet, and the bottom bar at the front of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-21-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,397
Posted By rmartingt
Thanks everyone! Things are progressing nicely...

Thanks everyone! Things are progressing nicely and the fuselage is now ready to flip. I just need a cradle to set it in... so I'll work on drawing that up and work on fabricating it this week.

Now...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,397
Posted By rmartingt
Wow, so I've been a bit of a slacker at updating...

Wow, so I've been a bit of a slacker at updating the thread... but in my defense, we've had a heck of a year or two. A few of the guys at FFC have probably heard some of this...

Starting in 2017,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By rmartingt
Thumbs up I thought about it but was concerned about oil...

I thought about it but was concerned about oil resistance and weatherproofness(?). However, some further research says it looks like it's actually pretty good for that sort of thing. I'll need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By rmartingt
Looks like a consensus then! I'll proceed with...

Looks like a consensus then!

I'll proceed with priming underneath and then I'll install it except for the cowl hinge line. I plan to seal the edges with proseal (to prevent moisture/oil intrusion...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By rmartingt
Yes, forgot to mention that it'll be backed by...

Yes, forgot to mention that it'll be backed by 1/16 ceramic fiber insulation.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By rmartingt
Question Cowl exit heat shield... when to rivet?

As of five minutes ago all of the riveting is finished and my fuselage is about ready to flip over. Before I flip this canoe, is there any reason I shouldn't go ahead and install the belly heat...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,100
Posted By rmartingt
Yes, you should use level flight as indicated by...

Yes, you should use level flight as indicated by zero feet per minute and/or your velocity vector (the little green airplane symbol in the upper picture) on the horizon line. The yellow waterline...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-06-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 96,581
Posted By rmartingt
In addition to being 100lb or so heavier than a...

In addition to being 100lb or so heavier than a Lycoming, I have a sneaking suspicion that this engine probably costs more on its own than a complete and nicely-outfitted RV.

I don't think you'll...
Forum: Safety 07-26-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,160
Posted By rmartingt
I don't see why a numerical readout is necessary....

I don't see why a numerical readout is necessary. So long as you can repeatably hit your target AOA, it doesn't matter whether there's a numerical readout, a tick mark on a scale, a certain number of...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:16 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.