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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,193
That's actually a reasonable schedule for a...

That's actually a reasonable schedule for a Federal agency (disclaimer: I don't work for the Feds, but I have to work with them). Getting anything done takes at least 6 months and more likely a...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
I suggest checking the oil in the tank. If its...

I suggest checking the oil in the tank. If its below the minimum, then burp. As others have noted, burping always increases the oil level.

The 912 series used to have a lower range on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,585
Hoping for good news. Another reminder to make...

Hoping for good news.

Another reminder to make the most of every day.

TODR
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Awesome. :)

Awesome. :)
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,918
Experienced something like this with a J3300,...

Experienced something like this with a J3300, which uses almost the same Bing carb (single vs double). It was carb bowl contamination.

TODR
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,820
E-LSA owners, the quick drain is great and makes...

E-LSA owners, the quick drain is great and makes for less wear on the oil tank and supports.

S-LSA owners, remember that all modifications must be approved by the manufacturer....

TODR
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,045
Recall that for SLSA, you MUST comply with all of...

Recall that for SLSA, you MUST comply with all of the manufacturer's instructions, or you run the risk of invalidating the AW cert.

TODR
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,361
The reason is that there is no reason. As a SP,...

The reason is that there is no reason.

As a SP, flying on a drivers license medical, I can't exceed 10k MSL.

As a PP-G, flying on self-certification medical, I can exceed 10k MSL.

Thus, the 10k...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,693
Lots of links out there, but here's my fav...

Lots of links out there, but here's my fav (http://boingboing.net/2013/12/19/turn-your-earbuds-into-custom.html).

TODR
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,693
Sugru (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugru) is...

Sugru (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugru) is air- and room-temperature curing silicone rubber putty. Waterproof. Easily moldable. Good texture, can be used for things like earbuds and hand...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,693
Can't tell you how many things I've fixed with...

Can't tell you how many things I've fixed with Sugru.

TODR
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,361
Not an A&P but happy to share 912 experience. ...

Not an A&P but happy to share 912 experience. Might even have some 912-specific tools for you. PM and let's arrange a meet up sometime.

TODR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
It depends on which side of my split personality...

It depends on which side of my split personality answers:

Glider Pilot: Awesome Lenticulars! Let's go find Wave!

Power Pilot: Good day to minimize flying and not exceed Va!

TODR
Forum: Safety 05-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,413
The AP LEVEL is a great feature to have and this...

The AP LEVEL is a great feature to have and this makes the use of the checklist plausible. However, as with all emergency checklists, it requires practice. Even with practice, getting a non-pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,352
There was another thread that had me looking at...

There was another thread that had me looking at my checklists. Here's what mine says:

GO AROUND
Throttle FULL
Carb Heat OFF
Airspeed ACCELERATE TO AND CLIMB AT 60 KT
350 AGL Vx 65KT, THEN FLAPS...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,572
FWIW, Airpark Dallas continues its legal battles...

FWIW, Airpark Dallas continues its legal battles with some success. It recently won in the Texas appeals court and will probably go to the Texas Supreme Court on appeal.

TODR
Forum: Texas (North) 05-04-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,572
I have friends at Eagle's Nest and Pecan. Lots...

I have friends at Eagle's Nest and Pecan. Lots of RVs and EX/A activity, they love both places, but slightly different atmospheres and the water near Pecan may be a plus for you. No clue about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,175
On the bike? ...

On the bike? Always.
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Why? Proven to reduce injuries in accidents. Keeps **** (bugs, rocks, etc) from hitting me in the face on a regular basis...
Forum: Safety 04-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,975
"Legal" and "smart" are not always the same...

"Legal" and "smart" are not always the same thing.

TODR
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,181
The technique of "painting" with a flash or...

The technique of "painting" with a flash or steady light (flashlight or AC powered) is a really great technique. It requires a heavy ND ("Neutral Density" for non photographers and non google users)...
Forum: Oregon 04-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404
Can't add too much more other than You Lucky Dog....

Can't add too much more other than You Lucky Dog. :) Great part of the country to live in.

I will say that the traffic can be awful, so be like a native and live close to where you work or find a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
It really depends on the type of fertilizer. ...

It really depends on the type of fertilizer. Urea-based is very different from ammonia (anhydrous or aqueous), which is different from ammonium sulfate or nitrate. All have different corrosion...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,786
Federal agencies often do this so they can claim...

Federal agencies often do this so they can claim that the policy "does not represent final agency guidance" and thus, is not eligible for judicial review. The courts are very mixed on whether this...
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,786
One thing to add - If you don't comment, you will...

One thing to add - If you don't comment, you will have limited legal standing to challenge the rule once it is final. Every Federal agency must address comments when a regulation ("rulemaking") goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,608
Great idea. It will happen about the same time as...

Great idea. It will happen about the same time as cold fusion power plants are available at wal-mart.

DOT isn't in the business of deregulating transportation. Its in the business of regulating...
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,786
NEVER assume that a Federal rule proposal, even a...

NEVER assume that a Federal rule proposal, even a stupid one, won't get adopted. I deal with many of these as an occupational hazard. Comment early, comment often.

BE SURE your comments...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,751
Ooohhh, shiny metal object! :D They look cool...

Ooohhh, shiny metal object! :D

They look cool and have the potential to be great .. until the airplane starts bumping around in turbulence. I've only used ipads when its bumpy, and they are awful...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,456
Sorry, I read their question and "logging LSA...

Sorry, I read their question and "logging LSA time" and thought they were asking about logging when flying aircraft certified as LSA vs other aircraft not certified as LSA but which meet the...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,456
I agree with this, but it is slightly different...

I agree with this, but it is slightly different than the original poster's (OP's) question, which was whether or not to log time in Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) differently from other aircraft. I...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,018
Behold, Rocket Science, without any of those...

Behold, Rocket Science, without any of those messy acronyms, complex words or chemical symbols! With thanks to XKCD:

(That's the name, not an acronym. ...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Wish I still had my hangar, it will fit the CT,...

Wish I still had my hangar, it will fit the CT, the hot rod, and an RV with a little work :)

Prices at different FBOs at ADS will be basically the same. The City charges a lot for space at the...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,018
The change was because the FAA wanted it. There...

The change was because the FAA wanted it. There was a lot of input from local pilots on negative impact on safety at ADS in the move down to 2500, which seems to have been ignored by the FAA. All...
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,851
Jeremy Clarkson, welcome to VAF! :D In all...

Jeremy Clarkson, welcome to VAF! :D

In all seriousness, I can't see how the -3 can make much use of 180Hp without often flirting with VNE. Perhaps there is such a thing as "enough power"?

TODR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,185
Lots of good advice here. My additions: Over the...

Lots of good advice here.

My additions: Over the more mountainous areas, launch at civil twilight in the morning and take a long lunch break from about 1 to 5 pm. Then, if you're so inclined, fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,389
Are you able to complete the whole flight while...

Are you able to complete the whole flight while only turning left? ;)

TODR
Forum: Safety 02-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,705
Standard in the chemical industry when working...

Standard in the chemical industry when working with chemicals that pose eye exposure threat (e.g., caustic, acids, etc) is monogoggles, often in addition to a face shield. Safety glasses do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
I find the change in attitude with respect to...

I find the change in attitude with respect to medicals very interesting here. Refreshing, but interesting.

8 years ago, I started flying as a sport pilot. I was universally met with suspicion,...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,081
Nothing is every perfect. Therefore, those who...

Nothing is every perfect. Therefore, those who insist on perfection will never finish. The rest of us get to fly.

TODR
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,855
So, is that your personal collection? :D TODR

So, is that your personal collection? :D

TODR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,338
Without context, no KANE means nothing to me;...

Without context, no KANE means nothing to me; neither does KTVN. Acronyms rarely are used without context, other than a quiz (What does "ABCD" mean?). Google tells me one is an IACO identifier, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,338
FAA AOPA EAA NASA GPS ADS-B VOR DME TSO METAR

FAA
AOPA
EAA
NASA
GPS
ADS-B
VOR
DME
TSO
METAR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,595
No surprise that most of the S-LSAs are...

No surprise that most of the S-LSAs are European-produced aircraft....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,595
RV-12: local flying, occasional trips, less windy...

RV-12: local flying, occasional trips, less windy conditions.

RV-9: Longer trips, heavier pax, more windy conditions. Tailwheel option :)

Short fields: RV-12 with a ground-adjust prop can be...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,407
Everyone gets their gold star for Playing Well...

Everyone gets their gold star for Playing Well with Others. ;)

TODR
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,795
DA-20 Katana for 150Hp FP, DA-40 for 180Hp...

DA-20 Katana for 150Hp FP, DA-40 for 180Hp CS.

TODR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,892
They're the FAA. Who did you think they...

They're the FAA. Who did you think they were?

In all honesty, this is entirely consistent with how the FAA treats medical issues - if there could be a problem, there is a problem until you prove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 75,190
Only those airline pilots who fly less than 5...

Only those airline pilots who fly less than 5 peeps and under 14,000 MSL and not IFR.... :confused:

TODR
Forum: Safety 12-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,463
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Forum: RV-12 11-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,435
I'd guess a carb problem. Had a similar problem...

I'd guess a carb problem. Had a similar problem on a Jab3300 powered IndUS (remember them?) with the same Bing carb - applying power from idle (T&G) resulted in hesitation and rough running for a...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
4 Months? 100LL only in the tanks - no mogas. ...

4 Months? 100LL only in the tanks - no mogas. Drain carbs if you want. Block intakes for critters and bugs. Disconnect battery, maybe take home and trickle charge occasionally. Use a cover of...
Forum: Safety 11-22-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,348
Why look at the altimeter? Are you flying IFR? ...

Why look at the altimeter? Are you flying IFR? Doesn't your angle to the ground tell you more? I guess I spent my first year flying at a field where no two approaches were the same (might have the...
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
The voltage sounds a little low, but the Rotax...

The voltage sounds a little low, but the Rotax alternator doesn't have much power output at low voltage. So if you have much power draw, the battery will drain at idle.

Example: CTs used to come...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Carb ice is rare on the 912 series, but it does...

Carb ice is rare on the 912 series, but it does happen. The muff style is effective, and the coolant type is very, very effective.

TODR
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,306
I'm convinced that the holy grail empty weight...

I'm convinced that the holy grail empty weight for LSAs is 705 lb, mostly because that's what my old airplane weighed and we never left fuel or stuff behind. 34 gal powers the 912S for a long...
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,306
Repacks are typically 5 to 10 years; our 1350...

Repacks are typically 5 to 10 years; our 1350 high speed used in the CT was about $1k. Rockets have 10 year lifespans and are <$1k. That is still in line with what BRS quotes...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Poll: BRS - Why?
Views: 3,966
The BRS debate is a lot like the helmet debate on...

The BRS debate is a lot like the helmet debate on motorcycles. Logic doesn't tend to convince people one way or the other.

You have few options in the RV. Getting out with a traditional chute...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,945
I saw the title and was thinking more like...

I saw the title and was thinking more like this:

"Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!"
"Oh, that trick never works.."
"Nothing up my sleeve ... Presto!"
*RAWR!* as Bullwinkle pulls a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 67,303
+1 Cub, champ, simple 7ECA, even a breezy ......

+1

Cub, champ, simple 7ECA, even a breezy ... simple, back-to-basics, cheap flying. :)

TODR
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,247
The floats in the Bing carbs on the 912 seem...

The floats in the Bing carbs on the 912 seem prone to sticking. We got in the habit of checking them every 50 hr or annual, whichever is first (you'd better be flying > 50 hr/yr!). Amazing how...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
If you don't mind some short-term renting, I'd...

If you don't mind some short-term renting, I'd try somewhere between Rice, River Oaks and Montrose. Upper Kirby isn't far from Greenway and there's a LOT to do there. It will allow you to be close...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-02-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
Correction: 288 with traffic is a parking lot. ...

Correction: 288 with traffic is a parking lot. 288 against traffic is fine. Commuting from Houston to BrazosPort area is just fine.

TODR
Forum: Texas (South) 10-31-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
First off, I have met some of the FlightAware...

First off, I have met some of the FlightAware people over the internet. They're gearheads and love tracking Miatas and 911s :D

Second traffic around Greenway is rough. Not sure where you're...
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