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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,765
Posted By Neal@F14
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,464
Posted By Neal@F14
You may get a letter from the Wichita Appraisal...

You may get a letter from the Wichita Appraisal District re: property tax if you use an aircraft for commercial purposes. All you have to do is sign an affidavit that aircraft is personal use only...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-20-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,728
Posted By Neal@F14
I've always wondered, if anyone has ever met...

I've always wondered, if anyone has ever met someone in person, who the first time they ever saw each other was when one way flying their plane and saw each other's face from one on the ground and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,259
Posted By Neal@F14
I found the opposite effect on my RV6. With all...

I found the opposite effect on my RV6. With all my camping gear loaded in the back and the cg hitting the aft limits when the fuel tanks get close to empty, it gains almost 5 MPH. I'd always surmised...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,228
Posted By Neal@F14
Looks like it was a slider canopy and it held up...

Looks like it was a slider canopy and it held up really well. Those guys' guardian angels were on duty too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,653
Posted By Neal@F14
You won't have any ground clearance problems with...

You won't have any ground clearance problems with a 74" prop. My friend's RV-8 with metal 74" Hartzell has tons of ground clearance. If you ever get nosed over that far on the ground, you've then got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,653
Posted By Neal@F14
Isn't there some possible issue with clearance /...

Isn't there some possible issue with clearance / interference between the back side of the blades at full course pitch, and the cooling inlet ports on an unmodified Sam James cowl on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By Neal@F14
100LL and Jet-A can be considered to be "Joy...

100LL and Jet-A can be considered to be "Joy Juice" , then they definitely sell it there ;-)

Seriously, Kickapoo is a nice little airport http://www.airnav.com/airport/kcwc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By Neal@F14
We've always called it "The Lakeside Resort" ever...

We've always called it "The Lakeside Resort" ever since I was a kid. If you depart Kickapoo on 17 and turn to the southwest like you're heading towards Abilene, you'll fly right over it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By Neal@F14
Wichita Falls is pretty spread out for a city of...

Wichita Falls is pretty spread out for a city of only 100K population... some 70+ sq miles.

I live on the far southwest side of town and F14 is about an 8 minute drive for me whereas KCWC is about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By Neal@F14
Hangar space is pretty much always in short...

Hangar space is pretty much always in short supply here in W.Falls.
I'm based at F14 (Wichita Valley) where the "grass roots" aviation thrives and lots of RVs are based. All we've got available there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,733
Posted By Neal@F14
Pure awesome! Bob is not only smiling at this, he...

Pure awesome! Bob is not only smiling at this, he is cheering at the old " imitation is the grestest form of flattery" thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,012
Posted By Neal@F14
Good to hear the PMags are doing well!

Good to hear the PMags are doing well!
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,088
Posted By Neal@F14
I'm only 5'7" and can see out of the RV-6 more...

I'm only 5'7" and can see out of the RV-6 more than good enough. It is the worst in the fleet for visibility, but not really a problem at all even for a short guy like me.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,088
Posted By Neal@F14
The RV-6 is a wonderful airplane to fly. I have...

The RV-6 is a wonderful airplane to fly. I have really enjoyed mine since I bought it back in April 2012, and have flown it to Oshkosh 5 years in a row, and to Johnson Creek Idaho...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Neal@F14
If you have clearcoat paint over the color coat,...

If you have clearcoat paint over the color coat, the only thing that'll work is time and exposure to sunlight... the UV breaks down the blue dye molecules.

If your white paint is single color (e.g....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,400
Posted By Neal@F14
The WiFi in HBC was completely unusable this...

The WiFi in HBC was completely unusable this year, the past 3 years it was at least sometimes marginally usable in the evenings, but totally zilch this year. Even the Verizon 4G LTE data service on...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-29-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Neal@F14
I had no idea there was an RV-12 here in...

I had no idea there was an RV-12 here in WFalls... It must be based at Kickapoo airport perhaps?

Unfortunately, I don't know anyone locally here who's really qualified to inspect an RV-12, but Walt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,585
Posted By Neal@F14
Jordan, It was good to meet you and hang out in...

Jordan,

It was good to meet you and hang out in HBC... And to learn that N642TX has a sister ship!

Cheers,
Neal
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,361
Posted By Neal@F14
I do the lower pattern 1800 @ 90 kts with about...

I do the lower pattern 1800 @ 90 kts with about 10 degrees of flaps. It's what has always worked for me and I'm comfortable with it. One year another RV that pulled in behind me before Fisk...
Forum: Propellers 07-03-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By Neal@F14
I have the Sensenich ground adjustable on an...

I have the Sensenich ground adjustable on an O-320 RV-6. It is "turbine smooth" but in my experience, both it, and my prior wooden prop pull left harder on takeoff and need more right rudder than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By Neal@F14
None. I always land at home after the return...

None.
I always land at home after the return flight from Oshkosh each year with half my face looking like a ripe tomato. :o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Neal@F14
Mag timing is one of the first things I'd check....

Mag timing is one of the first things I'd check. It can change as the points wear.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-01-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By Neal@F14
My next door hangar neighbor converted his tip-up...

My next door hangar neighbor converted his tip-up RV6 into a slider over last winter. It was a lot of work but he's pleased with the results and thinks it was well worth the effort now that we're...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-25-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,848
Posted By Neal@F14
Most definitely.... But if you only have 160HP...

Most definitely.... But if you only have 160HP and a fixed prop pitched for cruise, when high density altitude, hot and heavy, you'd better be prepared for it to perform more like a C172 or Cherokee...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,627
Posted By Neal@F14
Bus. Buss is a brand name of fuses.

Bus.

Buss is a brand name of fuses.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-23-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,848
Posted By Neal@F14
My 6 has an empty weight just under 1020, but...

My 6 has an empty weight just under 1020, but only has a 160hp O-320 and a fixed (ground adjustable) prop. At high density altitude, mountain airports on hot days, my 1600 lb max gross is about all I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,100
Posted By Neal@F14
35A Honda Civic alternator, as supplied by Vans,...

35A Honda Civic alternator, as supplied by Vans, still going strong after nearly 500 hours over 13 years. The original Vans-supplied aluminum alternator bracket and external regulator did fail and...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,487
Posted By Neal@F14
I've slipped a 4, an 8 and my 6. Forward slips in...

I've slipped a 4, an 8 and my 6. Forward slips in the short wing RVs just don't really seem to be all that dramatic to me either... Nothing like my old Cherokee 140 where I could really slip it and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,368
Posted By Neal@F14
I replaced a Concorde RG-25XC with a PC-925 in my...

I replaced a Concorde RG-25XC with a PC-925 in my RV-6. I needed the extra weight on the nose to help out my CG. I had to trim some metal off the battery box cover to give some clearance near the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,150
Posted By Neal@F14
How about more than 2 decades ;) I built my first...

How about more than 2 decades ;) I built my first Linux machine in 1994!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,701
Posted By Neal@F14
I owned a Cherokee 140 for about 10 years. It was...

I owned a Cherokee 140 for about 10 years. It was my first plane. I helped friends build several RVs along the way, got my tailwheel endorsement, and was allowed to fly the RV-4 and RV-8 I helped...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Neal@F14
Anywhere between 100 to 300 hours seems typical...

Anywhere between 100 to 300 hours seems typical for brake pad life on RVs, depending on a lot of factors. There's not really a whole lot of meat on the pads to begin with when they're new. I think I...
Forum: Propellers 05-01-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By Neal@F14
The stainless leading edges of the Sensenich GA...

The stainless leading edges of the Sensenich GA prop handle rain excellently, and grass runway ops are usually kinder on all prop blades than paved runways since there is rarely ever any bits of...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,223
Posted By Neal@F14
My friend's ECI Titan -M1B clone also came with...

My friend's ECI Titan -M1B clone also came with an unmarked dipstick, and we did the same... marking it ourselves with a progressive oil fill.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By Neal@F14
If the valve was really burned it'd be turning...

If the valve was really burned it'd be turning orange or greenish in color.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,795
Posted By Neal@F14
Mine is the best looking RV paint scheme on the...

Mine is the best looking RV paint scheme on the planet. Nobody else has a red and white RV with black and white checkerboard tail... it's absolutely unique!
(LOL, just kidding... first year I flew it...
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,462
Posted By Neal@F14
You definitely do not want to fly thru a dust...

You definitely do not want to fly thru a dust devil. They are much more powerful than you'd ever imagine they could be.

Many years ago in my old Cherokee 140, one very hot summer day I was on short...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-21-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,011
Posted By Neal@F14
My only big trip planned for this year is...

My only big trip planned for this year is AirVenture 2016 for the 30th anniversary of the RV-6. Next year, I'm planning a wee bit longer flight... but it will be via commercial airliner... to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,161
Posted By Neal@F14
My 6 has recently developed some gear leg shimmy...

My 6 has recently developed some gear leg shimmy which is most prevalent when I'm slowing down after a wheel landing. Last annual, I flipped my tires around (AirHawks) to even out the wear pattern...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By Neal@F14
Scott, you might want to inspect all your intake...

Scott, you might want to inspect all your intake tube gaskets where the flange bolts onto the cylinder heads. My carbed O-320 in my RV-6 had terrible fuel distribution and roughness when leaned when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,745
Posted By Neal@F14
A good friend of mine traded his nice RV4 for a...

A good friend of mine traded his nice RV4 for a hotrod aerobatic biplane, it was probably his 2nd worst aviation decision in his life, the #1 worst being losing sight of a powerline while spraying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By Neal@F14
My 160hp FP (ground adjustable Sensenich) does...

My 160hp FP (ground adjustable Sensenich) does perform very well for me 51 weeks out of the year.... the 52nd week when it doesn't perform to my desired level is when I fly it across the Rockies from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By Neal@F14
Seriously, this. That spot is hidden behind a...

Seriously, this. That spot is hidden behind a fairing that gets removed at least annually for insection anyway. Just get a $4 can of Rustoleum.
Forum: Autopilots 04-14-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,158
Posted By Neal@F14
I think it depends more on whether or not your...

I think it depends more on whether or not your app, and not necessarily the tablet itself, can send NMEA GPS data out thru a Bluetooth-to-RS232 converter.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,554
Posted By Neal@F14
At 10.5K MSL, my 160hp FP (GA) RV6 with a load of...

At 10.5K MSL, my 160hp FP (GA) RV6 with a load of camping gear in the back probably goes about 165-168 kts TAS running at wide open throttle, leaned for peak rpm, burning a little over 8 gph... let's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Neal@F14
I forgot to mention that eliminating beers has...

I forgot to mention that eliminating beers has been a big component of my diet too. Probably one of the most difficult aspects. :p
But a couple drinks of distilled spirits on the weekend helps, even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,382
Posted By Neal@F14
My buddy's RV-8 with ECI Titan IO-360 that has...

My buddy's RV-8 with ECI Titan IO-360 that has piston squirters sure has nice CHTs (typically 350-365 even in TX summer heat) but we ended up installing an expensive SW oil cooler to get the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,917
Posted By Neal@F14
Dunno if I'd want to have any equipment onboard...

Dunno if I'd want to have any equipment onboard my RV that has the word "Dead" in its name. :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Neal@F14
1500 calorie diet

WRT getting in better shape, I was very skeptical at first, but my New Year's resolution was to lose some weight and get into better shape since I'm now hitting my mid 50s. On a whim, I decided to...
Forum: Propellers 04-13-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 22,855
Posted By Neal@F14
Just make sure you do that comparison test from...

Just make sure you do that comparison test from Johnson Creek's runway with both RV4s loaded full of camping gear at noon on a warm summer day :D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Safety 04-13-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,203
Posted By Neal@F14
Gasoline flowing thru a nonconductive plastic or...

Gasoline flowing thru a nonconductive plastic or rubber fuel line/funnel/whatever makes a pretty darn good Van de Graaff generator. Ever wonder why teflon fuel hose has a conductive carbon liner...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,219
Posted By Neal@F14
Prestone power steering return hose part#PS0308...

Prestone power steering return hose part#PS0308 sold at Autozone, O'Reilly's, Advance Auto Parts, etc, works excellent. It's 3/8" ID, comes in a 2 foot package, and has thick walls and is super...
Forum: Safety 03-31-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,611
Posted By Neal@F14
An AP/IA buddy of mine found a nice cordless...

An AP/IA buddy of mine found a nice cordless drill inside the tailcone of a plane he was doing an annual inspection on a couple years ago.
He had to buy a battery charger for the drill off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,875
Posted By Neal@F14
Ha! My CFI said that after every training flight...

Ha! My CFI said that after every training flight with him. The day we did spins in the old 1959 straight tail C150, I think he really meant it though. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,306
Posted By Neal@F14
+1 Amen to that. And yes, CS props do rock. I...

+1
Amen to that.

And yes, CS props do rock. I wish I could have afforded to do the conversion when I had to replace my old cracked wood prop, but like Mick Jagger sang, you can't always get what you...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-26-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,255
Posted By Neal@F14
Wichita Valley is where the RVs are. Four RV-6s,...

Wichita Valley is where the RVs are. Four RV-6s, one 4, one 8, and a 10. All are flying now, one of the 6s recently underwent a tip-up to slider conversion. I'm about to head out there right now to...
Forum: Propellers 03-26-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,874
Posted By Neal@F14
I'm currently using the #6 setting for my 160hp...

I'm currently using the #6 setting for my 160hp RV6 for cold weather flying. When hotter weather gets here, I usually run the #5 setting to get better takeoff and climb performance when the density...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,106
Posted By Neal@F14
My 6 was built with the solid ring and originally...

My 6 was built with the solid ring and originally an Aymar-Demuth wood prop. I left the ring on when I installed the Sensenich GA prop because I need the weight up front for CG reasons. It sure is...
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,708
Posted By Neal@F14
There you have it, from someone who knows. The...

There you have it, from someone who knows.

The only known catastrophic wing failures earlier than the RV-8 crash were in RV-3 early models which were single seat airplanes and thus would have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,527
Posted By Neal@F14
Tomorrow is my birthday too (March 12th) 54 years...

Tomorrow is my birthday too (March 12th) 54 years young!
Happy Birthday to all fellow March birthday RVers!
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,708
Posted By Neal@F14
That would have had to have been the RV-8 crash....

That would have had to have been the RV-8 crash. IIRC, it only suffered catastrophic failure on one wing before the crash. I don't think any RV-4 has ever had an in flight wing failure. There is on...
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