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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nobody has yet mentioned the ride in...

Nobody has yet mentioned the ride in turbulence...

In my -9A, if the cumulus clouds are of any consequence, I slow down to keep the ride under control. If a cumulus cloud has more than 4-5 thousand...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If I recall correctly, I've heard Stein give...

If I recall correctly, I've heard Stein give ballpark quotes of $20K VFR, $40K IFR.

But for a number of years, I flew a gorgeous RV-8 with steam gauges but with a small panel-mount GPS and an R-9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Minor typos ó fixes have five...

Minor typos ó fixes have five characters:

BRVRY
PLDGE
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-10-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
O-320-A3B + RV-7/9 Cowling

When the RV-8 was sold overseas, the engine didn't have enough paperwork to be licensable there, so it stayed here. Itís now in Ocala, FL, on its conical motor mount, along with very desirable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There is a paint that looks like chrome. Black...

There is a paint that looks like chrome. Black primer first, then chrome. Really impressive!!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-09-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Brand new RV-9/A cowl for O-320

Bought it but was able to use the existing cowl. So now I've got this cowl in Savannah, looking for a new home.

Shipping from Oregon was $199, so you can save a bunch if you can pick it up. Fits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A good day for finding new homes for stuff

A very good day, in fact. Sent three packages via USPS (very close and handy), and one buyer was an airline pilot who came by and picked up his packages -- which would have been more expensive to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Instruments and Avionics

All prices include shipping:

* Electric attitude indicator, working when removed. $525
* Garmin aera 560 GPS/XM/touch screen, $325. As removed from the plane, new battery;
* Becker 4401 2" hole...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
RV-8 FWF O-320-A3B

When the RV-8 was sold overseas, the engine didn't have enough paperwork to be licensable there, so it stayed here. Itís now in Ocala, FL, on its motor mount, along with desirable accessories:
* Dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The advice I got, and easily moved two sets of...

The advice I got, and easily moved two sets of wings 2,000 miles each, was to put the wings vertically, leading edge down. Under the leading edges I had a couple of layers of insulating foam, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The topic is nosewheel off on TAKEOFF. Landing is...

The topic is nosewheel off on TAKEOFF. Landing is a different topic. Landing comments are IRRELEVANT to this thread.

Things that nobody is talking about:
* How much nose up on takeoff, and when, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hey, guys -- Lots of opinions, lots of bluster,...

Hey, guys --

Lots of opinions, lots of bluster, but very little justification for what folks have written and nobody seems to consider anything other than nose strut wear.

Can we take the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,784
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I asked Van's about that and the loss of ram air...

I asked Van's about that and the loss of ram air pressure is worse than the drag reduction. Scoopless looks better, flies slower.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-04-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,582
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and...

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-04-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,582
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I repent...

I repent...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,582
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Iím trying to ship a prop and sinner to a buyer...

Iím trying to ship a prop and sinner to a buyer on VAF, but the hurricane is going to delay things. I doubt that UPS will pick up on Tuesday with mandatory evacuation in effect...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,582
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Since "Dillion" hasn't responded to defend...

Since "Dillion" hasn't responded to defend himself, seems like a good bet that this is a scam.
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A shout out to fibreglast

So I needed some foam sheet to fill the gap between the cowling and the new spinner. The normal aviation suppliers didn't have it in stock or didn't have it at all, so I ordered from fibreglast. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Agreed about round gauges for takeoff and...

Agreed about round gauges for takeoff and landing. Here's my take on steam vs glass:
* If the parameters are changing slowly, and you know in advance what they should be (like when you're flying an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,356
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
All GPS around Savannah, GA, is about to get...

All GPS around Savannah, GA, is about to get blown away by a Navy carrier group. And although it's rare, GPS is also susceptible to some kinds of solar interference.

This exercise may affect GPS...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-25-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure that's completely accurate. As long as...

Not sure that's completely accurate. As long as the particular approach you want to fly has not been changed since the datacard came out, and you have verified that, you can still legally use that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Seems to me that a halfway step might be more...

Seems to me that a halfway step might be more feasible yet still providing most of the benefit...

At a recent show, I asked Mitch why Van's didn't dimple pieces when they were punched, with the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
RV-8 FWF O-320-A3B

When the RV-8 was sold overseas, the engine didn't have enough paperwork to be licensable there, so it stayed here. Itís now in Ocala, FL, on its conical motor mount, along with very desirable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Continental engines?

It's my distant recollection that Continental engines don't have compression as a test specification... Not that many RVs have Continental engines...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Garmin aera 560 GPS, audio panel, pitot

All prices include shipping(!)

* The aera 560 came with the RV-8 (now sold) but since europe doesn't have XM, it didn't make the trip. Excellent condition, new battery. $425

* Heated pitot tube....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
RV-9/A Brand new RV-7/9A O-320 cowling, like new Sensenich prop and spinner

Bought the cowling when I thought I'd need it when upgrading to a constant speed prop, but found a cheaper alternative. So now I've got a brand new cowling in the hangar in Savannah that needs a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-22-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Given that I'm ignorant of constraints due to...

Given that I'm ignorant of constraints due to space available behind the panel... but here's what I've come to like after 200+ hours in the RV-9A, lots of that IFR:
* The right hand screen is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Got a reply from Van's -- 20 magnets and nylon...

Got a reply from Van's -- 20 magnets and nylon washers.

Putting a light behind won't help, as this is the spinner front bulkhead. No idea how to get a bright enough light in there.

I'll check out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What's in Van's magnet kit?

Needing to drill blind holes through fiberglass, and Van's sells a "magnet kit" for $25 -- but no idea what's in it, or whether cheap round magnets from Amazon would do as well (and get here lots...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Personally, I'm in favor of functional color...

Personally, I'm in favor of functional color schemes:
* Make the plane as visible air to air as possible, recognizing that it's contrast (darkness and brightness) that makes the plane visible against...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Also the G5 can display nav information.

Also the G5 can display nav information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well, almost. The G5 has its own GPS built into...

Well, almost. The G5 has its own GPS built into it, with the antenna in the bezel. For certified applications, a "real" antenna is required.

I have no idea how the Kalman filters work for devices...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-21-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Iíve also got one, working when removed.

Iíve also got one, working when removed.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-16-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
RV-7/9 new cowl, 800 hr Sensenich prop

The cowling is brand new, bought when I thought I needed it when putting on a constant speed prop. Found an easier way, so the cowl is now surplus. It is for an O-320.

The prop, spacer, spinner and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Need a propeller box near Lakeland or Ocala, FL

Anybody got one near Lakeland or Ocala? Need to ship a prop out...

Thanks,

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,038
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
It's also worth considering what combinations of...

It's also worth considering what combinations of information you want displayed on the windows (screens or half screens), and how much time you'll have to swap windows in various phases of flight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The rest of the story is that having built the...

The rest of the story is that having built the airframe doesn't necessarily mean that you're qualified to do engine and propeller maintenance, even if you do get a repairman's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,038
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Good for you for not putting all your switches in...

Good for you for not putting all your switches in one long line!

Here's the next step -- write out *all* of your checklists and procedures, day and night, IFR and VFR, even little things like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
To my understanding, kind of any bill of sale...

To my understanding, kind of any bill of sale will work, even with a flying airplane. It's the registration that has to use the FAA paperwork.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,382
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Iíve worked in the past with the folks who were...

Iíve worked in the past with the folks who were responsible for the NOTAM, and thereís lots of moving parts at Oshkosh. Lots. Your best bet for improving things is to contact EAA directly.

Problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
From arriving (early) at ORD to leaving SAV with...

From arriving (early) at ORD to leaving SAV with my checked luggage was 10:50. Two hour flight on the airlines, five plus a fuel stop in the RV. Granted, I could not have penetrated the front with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Finally reboarded, at the end of the runway,...

Finally reboarded, at the end of the runway, airport closed due to a thunderstorm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Beating the airlines

So I got through ORD security 90+ minutes before scheduled departure. That was the last thing that went right. We pushed back on time and waited ten minutes for taxi clearance. Uh, oh.

Due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,156
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Airlines got me to Chicago and drove the rest of...

Airlines got me to Chicago and drove the rest of the way. Will finish the prop swap when I get home.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks for the reminder! Already did the W&B. The...

Thanks for the reminder! Already did the W&B. The new prop is about 10# heavier than the fixed pitch, and the W&B change with the extra weight farther forward was, surprisingly, insignificant. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No. I was just establishing a datum.

No. I was just establishing a datum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Figured it out - spacer is the way to do

Finally figured it all out in my old age...

First, consider the fixed pitch prop with a 2 1/4" spacer, and consider the front of the spacer as the datum for this discussion.
* For a fixed pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Generally, the massed arrivals don't take that...

Generally, the massed arrivals don't take that long. I've regularly seen them land three abreast on Rwy 36. The other characteristic of massed arrivals is that they are very often way off on their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Time to learn something new - what is a ring gear...

Time to learn something new - what is a ring gear support, and where is there a picture of same? We haven't touched the ring gear. And then there's the issue of making sure the starter still engages...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
That seems like quite a project for a constant...

That seems like quite a project for a constant speed prop -- lots of stress analysis, funny bolt patterns, not to mention oil through the hub and O-rings. Unless I'm missing something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks, but the problem is that there's not...

Thanks, but the problem is that there's not enough room for the prop with no spacer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Constant speed prop puzzler

So I finally decided to go from a fixed pitch Sensenich to a Hartzell constant speed on the RV-9A with an O-320. Took off the Sensenich fixed pitch metal prop and the 2 1/4" spacer (I measured it)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
ADs that Homebuilt Must Comply With

When I was getting the new operating limitations for the RV-9A (constant speed prop = major modification = new operating limitations), one of the things I had to do was to check for AD compliance....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,540
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
As for worst builder, you don't even qualify for...

As for worst builder, you don't even qualify for the semifinals...

Years ago, there was one builder of a metal airplane who wanted all of his bends to be straight, so he scored all the bend lines in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Come back on April 1.

Come back on April 1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Cowling installation -- looking for online videos, etc

The RV-9A needed a new cowling to fit with the constant speed prop, and with the cowling due to arrive today, I'm looking for as much information as I can get. Have Van's instructions, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No screws! On my RV-8, due to the curvature of...

No screws! On my RV-8, due to the curvature of the cowling, the quarter turn fasteners were installed without the retaining rings to those were removed for cowling removal -- no paint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,045
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmmm. A three degree glideslope is equivalent to...

Hmmm. A three degree glideslope is equivalent to 300 ft / nm. Crossing the threshold at 50 ft and three degrees means touching down 1,000 ft down the runway. That's fine for jets on an ILS but poor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Part number for air box cable clamp

On my RV-9A, the carb airbox intake lever wire (maybe 1/16" diameter) goes through a clamp near the end of the wire. IIRC, that clamp is like a small cylinder and the wire goes through perpendicular...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
WTB RV-9 / 7 cowling near Savannah

Went ahead and bought new from Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,894
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What does the update do and in case I don't bring...

What does the update do and in case I don't bring the airplane to Oshkosh, how interested should I be in the update?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,894
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
How can I tell if my GTX330ES needs an update or...

How can I tell if my GTX330ES needs an update or not?

Thanks,

Ed
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