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Forum: Southeast 04-03-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Icarus
Know someone for transponder/alt cert?

Anyone know a good "guy" for a transponder and static certification? Really like to avoid shops as I like to be hands on in the process, and the gentleman I used last time has become hard to schedule...
Forum: Southeast 04-01-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Icarus
None. If you fly a normal person pattern you...

None. If you fly a normal person pattern you needn't even think of it.

Adds a few minutes if your destination is Northwest of the field, only minimally. The tower folks are really laid back, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By Icarus
I've had this discussion twice this year, with...

I've had this discussion twice this year, with similar outcomes. They walked away unchanged, one flying gps derived groundspeed on landing. They are out there, all I know is that I'm not signing one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By Icarus
Gary, I am on leave for another few weeks, and...

Gary,

I am on leave for another few weeks, and would prefer to fill my "off" time with flying vice yard work / honey-do's. Let me know.
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Icarus
LHW is a great and underutilized airport. Mitch...

LHW is a great and underutilized airport. Mitch is an easy and reliable hangar mate, house trained...etc. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-12-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Icarus
Thanks Mitch! Guess I won't steal your tools...

Thanks Mitch! Guess I won't steal your tools after all if your willing to list as a reference! You're going to replace me with two other RVs soon enough, its a great hangar at a field that should...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-12-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Icarus
Thanks Don! I am going to cast a wide net, and...

Thanks Don! I am going to cast a wide net, and you brought up a few places I had missed. I loved flying out of GAI, just bet I would be onto my next assignment, or the one after it...by the time my...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Icarus
Tom, will miss the South for sure. I'm sure I...

Tom, will miss the South for sure. I'm sure I will have some more work for you in the near future, for my next trick...brake lines!

Sure will miss soaring in Ridgeland too. It's a small world, I'm...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Icarus
Will start calling around and getting on "the...

Will start calling around and getting on "the list" tomorrow.

I flew out of GAI for a few years, the airspace doesn't bug me, but sparse hangar space sure does. It seems like, with my choice of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Icarus
Arrow Looking for a new home MD/DC Area

Well, its that time again. Military says it is time to move.

Will be working / living around the Bethesda area. Looking for a new home for my RV-4 (will be leaving the Cherokee with a good friend...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,093
Posted By Icarus
Great input, one thousand times over. VORs are...

Great input, one thousand times over. VORs are not "going away", but sure will get thinned out (and already are). They considered many backup systems to the VOR, including LORAN (seriously, they...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,227
Posted By Icarus
Provided you aren't in a rush... (and you...

Provided you aren't in a rush... (and you shouldn't be)

Assuming you have gas cans ready, some safety wire and a nut... Wrap safety wire around the fuel drain and run into bottom of whatever gas can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-03-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Icarus
Found it

Agree, appears similar/identical to spruce part number 11-05727
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/1105727.php

Elsewhere in the electrical system is B&Cs LR3 VR, in truth I had never...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,175
Posted By Icarus
I make sure to state ominously whenever our plans...

I make sure to state ominously whenever our plans (in the cherokee) have to be altered due to weather and lack of optimal nav gear... you are lucky she bit!

Congrats! I think instrument is the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-03-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Icarus
Help with alternator diode

While cleaning my -4 up for its CI I felt a wire behind the alternator give and found a cracked diode on a wire going from the B lead to another alternator stud, pictured.

I am unable to identify...
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,543
Posted By Icarus
I own both a cherokee 180 and an RV-4. I love my...

I own both a cherokee 180 and an RV-4. I love my RV, it just carried me 900 miles up and back the right coast with burns as low as 5gph in cruise at speeds my cherokee can only get downhill.

They...
Forum: Tools 06-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,256
Posted By Icarus
Scott, I have a VA-400 i bought for use at the...

Scott,

I have a VA-400 i bought for use at the hangar, not realizing you can't use it on apple products without the wifi box. What do you guys use to plug it in to?

I went so far as to buy the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-18-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,595
Posted By Icarus
Just did!

Sort of...

I just checked it for the first time for an upcoming trip to pittsfield MA where I'm looking for some overnight hangarage. No luck this time, but I will be sure to add my hangar to the...
Forum: Northeast 06-18-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Icarus
Pittsfield Hangar?

Hey all.

Flying (RV-4) up from coastal Georgia for a wedding this Tuesday-Wednesday through the weekend.

Anybody have any local leads on some covered hangar space (pittsfield/great barrington...
Forum: RV-4 06-13-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By Icarus
mratzburg: Tried to send you a spreadsheet with...

mratzburg: Tried to send you a spreadsheet with the equipment breakdown, but it won't let me email you through VAF. Feel free to PM me your Email if you want it.

Paul
Forum: RV-4 06-08-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By Icarus
Way more than I intended... I have a spreadsheet...

Way more than I intended...

I have a spreadsheet I made I will email you tomorrow. Just this afternoon I did some acro, watched the AP fly a loc backcourse and then a ILS, and saw. The joker flying...
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By Icarus
Garmin

We put a G3X touch in my -4 to replace, well, everything that was there before.

Used garmin' servos and control head, now after some acro I can hit a button and fly home without touching anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,109
Posted By Icarus
I am most certainly interested! Thanks gents!

I am most certainly interested! Thanks gents!
Forum: Reviews 11-22-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,005
Posted By Icarus
Kudos

Kudos to the guys at Garmin's Experimental support office. Truly impressed.

When my Sirius XM stopped working in the G3X Touch (because who can fly without that?!) just one eMail and a phone call...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,835
Posted By Icarus
Nice

I like the labels (and the rest of it too of course). Care to share how you made them?
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-02-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By Icarus
Hawk's Aircraft Painting

Anyone have any experience with Hawk's Aircraft Painting in Tampa?

Feel free to PM me if you would rather not post publicly for whatever reason.
Forum: Autopilots 10-20-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By Icarus
Is it on any sort of dimming circuit?

Is it on any sort of dimming circuit?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Icarus
Since your installing a standalone audio panel,...

Since your installing a standalone audio panel, yes.

The manual is simply showing a possible interconnect scenario.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Icarus
So far unswitched has worked for me, but in full...

So far unswitched has worked for me, but in full disclosure the only times when I have my G3X set to emit a warning is for those things I actually want to know about without fail...once I figured out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Icarus
Pull up the install manual to where it lists the...

Pull up the install manual to where it lists the LRUs and head to your 46x section. It lists both mono and stereo audio outputs for alerting that can go to an unswitched audio input on your AP.
Forum: Southeast 09-10-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Icarus
I showed up with the wife and pup in the...

I showed up with the wife and pup in the cherokee. Half a dozen airplanes there.
Left as soon as a trailer unpacked a bunch of RC aircraft and started flying them over the aircraft parked in a row....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Icarus
Also love the product. Have a TCM backing up my...

Also love the product. Have a TCM backing up my G3X touch and its components. Never greys on start, always works! Anddddd easy enough for ME to install without hating life.
Forum: COMM 08-31-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,622
Posted By Icarus
Just bought one from Stein a few months ago. Just...

Just bought one from Stein a few months ago. Just have a picture handy if you are in doubt as to which version radio you have and they will help sort it out.
Forum: Safety 08-29-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,910
Posted By Icarus
Sort of...

No one can argue the FAA isn't trying to reduce cost by letting VORs decommission at the end of their service life (indeed a lot already are).

There are no current plans for them [all of them] to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,766
Posted By Icarus
Tom, Great news! Glad you will get to do what...

Tom,

Great news! Glad you will get to do what you love on the daily!

Paul M
Forum: RV-4 08-02-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By Icarus
It was installed in the rear passenger seat...

It was installed in the rear passenger seat floor. Makes W&B simple and I intend to use it 1-up dong acro. It will remove quickly to reinstall the seat cushions.

Paul
Forum: RV-4 07-31-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By Icarus
Arlie, Very nice. Where did you source your...

Arlie,

Very nice. Where did you source your smoke oil ??

Paul
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,080
Posted By Icarus
I'll keep this short to avoid unnecessary thread...

I'll keep this short to avoid unnecessary thread drift.

I agree with a piece of your assessment. Mainly that large amounts of time in actual plus recency breeds proficiency. I also don't buy into...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-01-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,678
Posted By Icarus
Congrats!! Not going to lie...I had a juvenile...

Congrats!!

Not going to lie...I had a juvenile chuckle when I read that your -4 "Farts" at 71 knots! Happy flying, and lets hope you never actually have to "fart" in her!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Icarus
Whats in need of ferrying? Why would they need...

Whats in need of ferrying?

Why would they need to be Canadian licensed? I feel like I'm about to learn something.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-01-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,795
Posted By Icarus
Question

That's great! In your experience how do the dogs do without ear protection? I imagine most won't tolerate 'mutt muffs'.

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,746
Posted By Icarus
Gyro And other words

Gyro
And other words
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Icarus
No tricks involved, for me its all in good...

No tricks involved, for me its all in good planning and preparation for the maneuver, push/pull toward the direction of the pylon.

FAA Airplane Flying Handbook does a really good job on the ground...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Icarus
I love ground reference maneuvers! I do eights on...

I love ground reference maneuvers! I do eights on pylons all the time. My favorite in the RV was when I was back in El Paso, I would pylon turn around the moving freight trains out in the desert all...
Forum: RV-4 04-17-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,402
Posted By Icarus
Trim Tab

Not too many -4s have adjustable rudder trim, most get by with fixed tabs or none at all. See if you can get a RV guy to check out the setup.

I find I will use wide travel for elevator trim...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,094
Posted By Icarus
On this initial STC the autopilot function can't...

On this initial STC the autopilot function can't be used, sure. But maybe the next one will include it...

The big picture to me is just that, bigger. I'm clearly an optimist, this is one small step...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,094
Posted By Icarus
Thumbs up In part..

I share part of this sentiment, but only part. My concern is that FUTURE projects that would have remained on the experimental side of the house will become more costly (due to development direction...
Forum: Safety 04-06-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,890
Posted By Icarus
Your blunt opinions end up costing me...

Your blunt opinions end up costing me exponentially more than even those of my wife...But golly I love the warm glow of glass...

Back on track: The problem with people is that they are human;...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By Icarus
Thanks, the effort is appreciated!

Thanks, the effort is appreciated!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,156
Posted By Icarus
Not everyone has a PToE hanging in their...

Not everyone has a PToE hanging in their workplace...close enough for government and rep work. Cut him some slack, especially since you know what he was trying to convey.
Forum: Southeast 03-31-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Icarus
Thumbs up Perhaps the confused look on my face and holding...

Perhaps the confused look on my face and holding of hand tools backwards fooled you?! Like I mentioned...very slow learn as I go build! P.S. all the hoses are great.
Forum: Southeast 03-30-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Icarus
LHW

I have a flying -4 based out of LHW, and am slowly building a -14 (averages 2-4 rivets/month). Not a TON of GA in the area as compared to other places I have lived, but a good portion of what little...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,954
Posted By Icarus
nice!

Great work as always Walt.

I seem to remember you being asked at least a few times what you use to label...but search has failed me. What do you use to label the panel??
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,515
Posted By Icarus
Thumbs up Loading

The "Select Approach" button on the touch only appears when you have the Nav Data downloaded for the Americas (Jepp Data NOT Jepp Plates!)Spent some time to figure out the terps download doesn't do...
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Icarus
Welcome!

Welcome! I'm sure the forum will turn someone up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By Icarus
Talking Good to know I didn't miss something in the...

Good to know I didn't miss something in the manual. If my -4s instrument panel flexes that much I tend to think I have worse problems than an erroneous reading!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By Icarus
Missing something?

I have to wonder if I am in fact missing something...

I have had my GSU 25 installed on the rear of my GDU for 25 hours without so much of a hiccup. When I say installed to it, I mean screwed to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By Icarus
In all honesty I thought that was crazy... Then...

In all honesty I thought that was crazy...

Then more than a month passed into my install of a g3x touch, with almost all the bells and whistles...as well as rectifying a good deal of pre-existing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Icarus
1. That seems unfair, Garmin can't be responsible...

1. That seems unfair, Garmin can't be responsible for the programming of other manufacturers, they (avidyne) have to play ball in that department as well.

2. Before spending the coin on mine I read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Icarus
Solos

Used to throw my ipad in the back seat with students flying solo cross countries, and even pattern work. I'd eventually tell them when I found a good teaching moment...again it was free as I recall.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,867
Posted By Icarus
Sweet!

Very nice layout, I like it.

Been flying behind a G3X touch in my -4 for about 25 hours now, I will eventually take pictures...when I stop flying it and paint the panel and finish some other stuff...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,831
Posted By Icarus
My MacBook Pro is from 2011....sooo not new. I...

My MacBook Pro is from 2011....sooo not new.

I usually upload 5-10 log files at a time, it blazes through each one without issue. It indicated they were uploaded at its completion. I too use...
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