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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

Sorry to be so late in posting this. I was honored to serve as the Contest Director for the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in Salina, Kansas during the last week of September. This was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

We have a new competitor in the Sportsman category and this is her first contest. Welcome Hannelie Rosdal to the game. It looks like the contest was cut short for weather as Hannelie only got one...
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By ronschreck
OK, how about an airport in class C airspace when...

OK, how about an airport in class C airspace when the tower is not in operation?
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By ronschreck
ADS-B in Class C/D airspace

I understand that ADS-B will be required in class C and D airspace because a transponder is currently required in that airspace. But what about class C or D airspace around a towered airport when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 106,933
Posted By ronschreck
Memories

I put a lot of lead on that ground. Some of which actually went through the target! Came up to Dare from Myrtle Beach AFB (closed now), flying the A-7Ds (retired now) in 1974-77. I'm really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

We have yet another RV pilot trying on IAC competition for size. Luke Schuitema took his RV-4 to a second place finish in Primary at the Spencer, Iowa contest recently. Nice work Luke! We hope you...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By ronschreck
Tailwinds

Lots of good memories of my times with Jon. A true friend who is surely missed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By ronschreck
Go to iac.org and click on "where to begin" then...

Go to iac.org and click on "where to begin" then "aerobatic flight schools". Lots of schools in AZ.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,094
Posted By ronschreck
They say 15 pounds on their web site.

They say 15 pounds on their web site.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By ronschreck
RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

Galen Killam took a fourth place at the Michigan Open this past weekend. That has secured him a second place in the overall standings. Well done...
Forum: Rocket 07-05-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By ronschreck
Very clever, but...

I made the decision to NOT lock my canopy. Why would someone open your canopy? Steal the airplane? Steal the avionics? I think the latter is more likely and I would be pissed if someone stole my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By ronschreck
It's been done...

I agree with the previous posts. Your RV-8, with the addition of fuel injection and inverted oil is perfectly capable of competition aerobatics at the Intermediate level. You could modify it as was...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-26-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By ronschreck
I just gave up.

Originally I used a standard throttle quadrant but found that a single friction control for three levers was unsatisfactory. I did a lot of formation work and wanted the throttle to be easily moved...
Forum: RV-3 06-21-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By ronschreck
This from Van's article in the August 2016 issue...

This from Van's article in the August 2016 issue of Sport Aviation:

VANíS AIR SHOW ROUTINE
For more than 30 years I flew local and
regional air show performances in my RV-1,
RV-3, RV-4, RV-6, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By ronschreck
Good catch Oliver. And my apologies to Dennis...

Good catch Oliver. And my apologies to Dennis for overlooking his performance. That score puts him at the top of the leader board for the Primary category. (Remember, it takes two contests to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

A good showing by Oliver Spatscheck this past weekend at Cape May, NJ. He went home with a second place trophy having bested two Extras, an Eagle and two Decathlons! And he just registered to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Ed, Welcome back! It sounds like you did all the...

Ed,
Welcome back! It sounds like you did all the right things to ready yourself for aerobatics, albeit 10 years ago. It wouldn't hurt to take a refresher course if it would make you feel more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By ronschreck
You can register as a volunteer as well. It's...

You can register as a volunteer as well. It's free!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By ronschreck
U.S. National Aerobatic Championships - Registration is open.

Registration for the 2019 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships is open. Go to the "Nationals" tab on the IAC web site (https://www.iac.org/) and once signed-in you can enter your registration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Hi Gerard, Here's a link...

Hi Gerard,

Here's a link (https://www.eaa.org/en/Videos/5759939643001) to a webinar I did for the EAA last year. I think it will answer all your questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,586
Posted By ronschreck
They were.

They were.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,586
Posted By ronschreck
I wouldn't think that these puny gust locks would...

I wouldn't think that these puny gust locks would stand a chance in Kansas winds. Here are my tie down rings after enduring winds at 38 knots gusting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By ronschreck
You did it 50 years, to the day of MY graduation...

You did it 50 years, to the day of MY graduation from the Academy! I celebrated just getting out of bed on that day.
I wish you the best at Nationals. I'll be rooting for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

Patric "Balls" Coggin is on a roll! Get this: Eleven competitors in the contest at the AF Academy last weekend and Balls not only takes first place but he does it with a score of 85.45%! But wait! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

I didn't forget to post the standings last week. I was out of the country (Scotland) and just got back home this evening. Galen Killam and David Schmitz posted some very respectable scores at the...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By ronschreck
There is a vinyl that is used as a paint mask...

There is a vinyl that is used as a paint mask that is made to be removed. I have used this for temporary N-numbers and it works great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By ronschreck
It was 4 hours, 37 minutes. That's an average...

It was 4 hours, 37 minutes. That's an average speed of 202 MPH. I burned 40.4 gallons for 23 MPG. I have a 5 gallon header tank in the forward baggage compartment. Total fuel = 47 gallons. I ran...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By ronschreck
Longest flight to date - 935 miles

May 9, 2019: Sherman, TX to Gold Hill, NC non-stop. Covered 935 miles. Got to love these RVs!


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

A busy weekend for RV aerobats! (Is that a word?) We have two new RV contestants: Jacob Stinton campaigned his RV-8 at Sebring and flew a very respectable 74.31% while Deidre Gurry flew her RV-6 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By ronschreck
You can add me to the list of those who applied...

You can add me to the list of those who applied sika directly to the powder coat. I do my best to break my RV every time I fly and I fail every time! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Smile Hi Karl.

Karl, It's always great to hear from you, the "poster child" of IAC competition. Or maybe you and Jerry Esquenazi are the poster twins. I re-read your article and one thing hit me that needs to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

A small turnout for the Carolina Boogie this weekend. Weather and Easter may have played a part. But those who came had a blast! Chris Crawford brought his RV-8A out for his very first contest and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By ronschreck
Something different...

After fighting Van's rubber gap seals for years I decided to pitch the stuff and try something different. It's called "door trim protector" and you can get it on Amazon. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,288
Posted By ronschreck
Just Wow!

Hi Scott,

That is a sad story, indeed! I heard about the first prop strike. The second is new to me. Have you priced a liability only policy? With only you flying the airplane you could consider...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,204
Posted By ronschreck
Don't try this at home...

I can tell you that a RV-8 slider can become unlatched in normal flight but it will not open due to air loads. However, I had one come unlatched at the kick point in a hammerhead turn once and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By ronschreck
RV Series - RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings

We kicked off the 2019 competition season with two contests: The Snowbird Classic in Florida and the Early Bird contest in Texas. I'm pleased to see that RV's were represented in both venues. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,233
Posted By ronschreck
If it was deeper the shoulder of the eye bolt...

If it was deeper the shoulder of the eye bolt would hit the wing skin and mar your paint job. Since there is a gap between the skin and the face of the threaded block there would be no advantage to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,233
Posted By ronschreck
They were bottomed out on the threads. The...

They were bottomed out on the threads. The shoulder of the eye bolt is about 1/8 inch from the skin at that point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Never heard of anyone setting up a TFR for a...

Never heard of anyone setting up a TFR for a practice day. I doubt you would get the FAA to do that. So, see and avoid is the usual practice and we have an observer on the ground with a radio to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
IAC 27 Collierville, TN President: Michael...

IAC 27
Collierville, TN
President: Michael Tipton
Contact: 573-922-9600 | michael.tipton@hotmail.com
Meetings: Every 1st Saturday 9:00 AM
Location: DeWitt Spain Airport-CAF Hangar
2787 N 2nd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,233
Posted By ronschreck
They were screwed in all the way.

They were screwed in all the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
I hope you are talking about the Grob G-120 and...

I hope you are talking about the Grob G-120 and not their glider. I think the G-120 would be a great training platform (+6, -4 Gs) if your instructor is well-versed in aerobatics. Basic spin and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,233
Posted By ronschreck
They guarantee that late September is quite nice....

They guarantee that late September is quite nice. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,233
Posted By ronschreck
Now I know how Dorothy and Toto felt!

The Summertime Kansas winds can really pack a wallop! I visited Salina for a few days last week and tied down on their massive ramp. When I was ready to depart the winds were 170 degrees at 38...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,258
Posted By ronschreck
I decided on the -8 after flying several other...

I decided on the -8 after flying several other similar experimentals. Having flown fighters for 20 years (A-7, F-105, F-4, F-16) I knew I wanted the responsiveness and balanced controls that any RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,646
Posted By ronschreck
No matter what you say on VAF, someone will find...

No matter what you say on VAF, someone will find a way to disagree or prove you wrong. (And he is probably an engineer.)

Watch: "The sky is blue."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
FYI, no certificate or rating is required for...

FYI, no certificate or rating is required for aerobatics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
I'm not an aeronautical engineer so I won't...

I'm not an aeronautical engineer so I won't presume to be able to explain the reasoning behind the limitations that Van has published. I DO know enough to respect the published limitations.

One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Bob, At contests and sanctioned practice days we...

Bob,
At contests and sanctioned practice days we always have an observer on the ground with a radio tuned to CTAF to advise incoming and departing aircraft of the aerobatic activity in the airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Let's finish this.

I think I hit a nerve! After 113 posts and over 5000 views in just two days I think we have run the course. I have learned a lot about all of you and hopefully many of you have learned a bit about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Jon, I get it. You, Paul and I suffer from the...

Jon,
I get it. You, Paul and I suffer from the same ailment: too many passions and not enough time. I'm sure there are many on this forum with the same problem. I started flying RC planes when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Phat, The only modification I made was to put...

Phat,

The only modification I made was to put quick release pins in the forward canopy rollers so I can push the canopy up after sliding it back just an inch or two. During normal flight air loads...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
One more thing...

I hope you don't have the impression that the IAC is only about competition aerobatics. We have roughly 4200 members and only about 400 of those members actively compete. Others join so they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Hold the phone...

For starters, I'll take Kinkaid over Ross and that's a personal decision that has no bearing on the subject of this thread except that the choice to do competition aerobatics or casual aerobatics or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Richard, You bring up a very good point,...

Richard,

You bring up a very good point, perhaps not in line with this thread but worth discussing.

I would not encourage anyone who is not comfortable and quite experienced with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Sorry, I don't have your name. Dick VanGrunsven...

Sorry, I don't have your name.

Dick VanGrunsven has cautioned pilots about exceeding published limitations and I fully support that stance. Some will argue that if you are above the aerobatic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Robert, Many of us have successfully arranged...

Robert,
Many of us have successfully arranged one-on-one acro practice sessions with other acro competitors and judges. You local IAC chapter is probably the best source to find that guy. You may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Mike, The police have been notified. When you...

Mike,
The police have been notified. When you get out of prison I hope you will have more FREE time to pursue aerobatics. ;) There are lots of folks here and in the IAC to help you along.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Ben, You came to the right place to get all the...

Ben,
You came to the right place to get all the help you could ever want. This forum is home to some of the most generous aviation gurus on the planet. When you get your PPL and yearn to explore...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By ronschreck
I tried a seat pack but never felt comfortable...

I tried a seat pack but never felt comfortable with it. Now I have a Softie Mini with an aerobatic harness. Like it much more but it still puts you a bit closer to the panel. I don't mind that and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Larry, 1. I knew that. 2. Happy to hear you got...

Larry,
1. I knew that.
2. Happy to hear you got some instruction first.
3. To each his own.
4. Max Immelmann would be pleased.
5. The plane is ready anytime you are.
FWIW, Agree. And a life...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,032
Posted By ronschreck
Jerry is in the Seattle area. Any help out...

Jerry is in the Seattle area. Any help out there?

Jerry,
If you don't get a response here you should contact your local IAC chapter for information. Tell Peggy I sent you.

IAC 67
Seattle,...
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