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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By pyolet
KCLI

FWIW, check out KCLI, Clintonville...used it in 2017 for a fuel stop/weather wait. 47NM north of Ripon, so 15NM or so northeast of Waupaca. 2 good diagonal runways, cheap fuel, nice, clean pilot...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,563
Posted By pyolet
Split Runway?

EAA could obtain an FAA waiver, just for KOSH during AV, to split the two main runways down the center? We did this in USAF, and it doubled the number of takeoff/landing opportunities. i.e. divide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,437
Posted By pyolet
1 runway and 2 mile spacing

From what I deduced listening on tower freq’s and watching FlightRadar24, the problem was the weather induced pouncing on Ripon, exacerbated by spam-can mass arrivals and warbird arrivals that all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By pyolet
Never has an issue in my -7 or in my buddy’s -6A...

Never has an issue in my -7 or in my buddy’s -6A both with pants. Grass is rolled and cut, but not a putting green. Shouldn’t be an issue if you keep a moderate pace and follow the trafficked routes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,437
Posted By pyolet
Gaggle doesn’t touch what I saw.

I missed OSH this year and am sort of relieved from watching the goat rope this afternoon. Saw this on the feed while listening to Fisk and Towers on the laptop. I feel for this poor RV-8. 2 hours...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,631
Posted By pyolet
Been following this. Very inspirational and...

Been following this. Very inspirational and motivating for me. Bon Voyage!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By pyolet
Congrats!

Beautiful build. PLEASE tell us more about those sexy wingtip lights!!!
Woody.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By pyolet
Awesome work with carbon. Envious.

Awesome work with carbon. Envious.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By pyolet
HBC through a camel.

Awesome photos...please keep 'em coming. Here's my contribution. The rest of the time I was too busy gawking at planes in the air or on the ground to shoot any decent pix. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,955
Posted By pyolet
AeroLed option

Visited the AeroLeds booth at OSH and checked out the new AeroSunMX puck lights demo. I currently have a stock Van's halogen taxi/landing light in each wingtip on my -7. My plan is to replace the 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,668
Posted By pyolet
I use TinyPic.com and they have an app for iphone...

I use TinyPic.com and they have an app for iphone that works on the fly. Sadly it too will most likely be gobbled up by Microshaft and require you to pay for hosting. Free for now tho. Woody.
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,770
Posted By pyolet
Ric, weather permitting, plan to leave KHLN on...

Ric, weather permitting, plan to leave KHLN on Thursday morning (7/20) with a fuel stop in KABR. Should be a good show. Woody
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,000
Posted By pyolet
RTIC 20 soft pack. Half the price of Yeti and...

RTIC 20 soft pack. Half the price of Yeti and better design. Light, fits the RV, keeps ice for 4-5 days. Just what I use and recommend...I had to wait 5 weeks for mine but looks like Amazon has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By pyolet
I initially had the same problem...check your...

I initially had the same problem...check your switch with a magnifying glass...I had a single wire filament shorting out across a terminal.
Forum: GPS 04-23-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By pyolet
I also have a Garmin GPS antenna on the glare...

I also have a Garmin GPS antenna on the glare shield...painted it two thin coats of Krylon Camoflage Ultra Flat Black. Zero loss of gain. Just what I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,916
Posted By pyolet
I'm in!

Mike, had a blast at last year's. More Montana microbrew gold coming your way...along with another sampler from my home brew collection. Also am a volunteer to help with the set up. Cheers, Woody.
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,723
Posted By pyolet
Not sure where I heard about it, but I used Mobil...

Not sure where I heard about it, but I used Mobil 1 V-twin 20w50 in my Rotax 912 powered Kitfox a few years back. Got mine at O'Reilly's. Lockwood even sells it. Woody.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,133
Posted By pyolet
Ditto on the AOA HUD

I too am all in for a dash mount AOA display!!!

Also, what's required (guessing a servo & rudder cable linkages) for the yaw damper?

Woody.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-17-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By pyolet
West Yellowstone (KWYS) in the park!! Fuel,...

West Yellowstone (KWYS) in the park!! Fuel, fly-in camp ground, and rental cars.
Forum: Autopilots 03-10-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By pyolet
myhangar, you can feel the Dynon AP servos buzz a...

myhangar, you can feel the Dynon AP servos buzz a bit when moving the controls through a wide range of motion such as during flight control checks, but I've never noticed it in flight. Not an issue...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,075
Posted By pyolet
I tried the Soraa LED's as landing lights last...

I tried the Soraa LED's as landing lights last summer and I experienced way too much noise so went back to halogens. Guess it depends on the wiring...my builder grounded all the lights including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By pyolet
Yup, pretty flexible...gotta crack it open with...

Yup, pretty flexible...gotta crack it open with the handle and pull it up from the center of the opening. When closing, do the opposite...don't let it fall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,255
Posted By pyolet
Very cool device! It's a shame that they're...

Very cool device! It's a shame that they're prohibited at AirVenture! That's the most walking I do on pavement annually and would love to use one there for the week. :mad: Probably wouldn't put 10...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,149
Posted By pyolet
Cowl flaps

I second Smilin Jack's vote for the Anti-Splat-Aero ez cowl flaps. I installed two in my 540 powered -7 in a few days. They solved my hi cht's and give a clean air flow for cruise with no excess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,165
Posted By pyolet
Godspeed

Best to you and Kris, Brian. Woody.
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,982
Posted By pyolet
That double wrap safety wire technique works...

That double wrap safety wire technique works great, even on the 3mm tubing we use on R/C jet air gear actuator lines. I did the same on all my pitot/static vinyl line connections in the system when...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 118,922
Posted By pyolet
Vlad, 12,500 flight hours under my belt all over...

Vlad, 12,500 flight hours under my belt all over 5 continents, but you've literally blown me away with this awesome solo trip and documentary. Thanks for presenting experimental aviation as an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,366
Posted By pyolet
Just monitored your arrival and landing at KSQL. ...

Just monitored your arrival and landing at KSQL. Great job on one wicked long leg, Hank!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By pyolet
Are you sure that's where your leak is? Oil...

Are you sure that's where your leak is? Oil leaks are tough to isolate as airflow in the cowl can move oil into all sorts of places, hiding the true source.

I had an annoying leak for a year and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,000
Posted By pyolet
Fuel additive

Concur. On advice from a big round engine EAA guy at my airport, been adding Decalin Ru-Up (TCP) to my fuel for a year now, and no more clinkers or fouled plugs. Very happy. Also compressions went...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,838
Posted By pyolet
KWYS today

What a small world, Steve. Sorry I couldn't have given you a pirep before your trip, but it was cool meeting you briefly today.

For anyone else planning a trip to the park before 1 Oct, the fires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By pyolet
It may not be rigging.

I had similar symptoms. On mine, one aileron trailing edge was visibly "squeezed" more than the other which will cause that aileron to behave differently the faster you go. One option was to match...
Forum: Reviews 08-13-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,181
Posted By pyolet
The EZ cowl flap(s) work as advertised. I added...

The EZ cowl flap(s) work as advertised. I added two to my IO-540 powered -7 and they keep the CHT and oil temps 30+ cooler on climb out. Once leveled off and temps stabilize, I pick up 7 knots once...
Forum: Reviews 08-13-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,181
Posted By pyolet
Thumbs up Ditto

And their customer support rocks! Had a warranty claim and they had a replacement to me in 72 hrs! Love their stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,638
Posted By pyolet
My vote is also bat.

Here's a couple pics of routine bat strikes experienced while landing the whale at night in Kano, Nigeria during hajj 2011. Look a lot like the smear you got. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-07-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,286
Posted By pyolet
Yup, that's the one I have....HF puts it on sale...

Yup, that's the one I have....HF puts it on sale every once in a while, especially to the "Inside Track Club".

The Amazon version looks like a better unit, as the panels are flexible and it has...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-06-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,286
Posted By pyolet
Doph! Gotta start proofreading more. It's...

Doph! Gotta start proofreading more. It's actually the Rayovac Adventurer. Nice unit though. W.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-05-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,286
Posted By pyolet
Charging your phone or tablet while camping off-grid

Just got back from AirVenture and got a kick out of watching the novice campers fight over a bank of outlets to charge their phones and tablets. It was a power cord apocalypse!!!

I never once...
Forum: GPS 07-28-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,208
Posted By pyolet
Concur with Kurt. Make sure the 480 fan runs and...

Concur with Kurt. Make sure the 480 fan runs and stays running after boot up (can't hear it with engine running), and that you have adequate ventilation and unobstructed airflow behind the panel. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,460
Posted By pyolet
Will be there with some Montana microbrews....

Will be there with some Montana microbrews. Sounds like fun and will be willing to assist in the show if needed. Woody.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,933
Posted By pyolet
Dennis, am in HLN and am departing for OSH either...

Dennis, am in HLN and am departing for OSH either Thurs or Fri. Terrain is no problem at 9500' from MSO direct BIL. Cheap 100LL at either Townsend (8U8) or Dearlodge (38S) then a 2 hour or so hop to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,537
Posted By pyolet
Bug. Cicada.

Bug. Cicada.
Forum: Reviews 06-28-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By pyolet
Thumbs up Ditto to the kudos. Have their EZ Cowl Flaps,...

Ditto to the kudos. Have their EZ Cowl Flaps, Air-Oil separator and prop wrench. All perfect and worth the $. And I love his videos! Woody.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By pyolet
Ryan, here's how my Skyview/CNX80 is set up. ...

Ryan, here's how my Skyview/CNX80 is set up. FYI, mine incorporates an Approach Fast Stack Hub. Got my set up answers from a great 480 forum on Yahoo. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,362
Posted By pyolet
Look like the rear view mirrors we had inside the...

Look like the rear view mirrors we had inside the Phantom front canopy.
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,188
Posted By pyolet
I had a Rotax 912 in a Kitfox and it made a HUGE...

I had a Rotax 912 in a Kitfox and it made a HUGE difference in power and smoothness once I bit the bullet and bought a CarbMate (http://www.lockwood.aero/p-3301-carb-mate-diagnostic-tool.aspx) and...
Forum: Propellers 05-17-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 32,146
Posted By pyolet
Low Pass....It is academic and it is based on...

Low Pass....It is academic and it is based on established laws of mechanics...and it does matter. It's the "right hand rule".

I never would have believed it could make a difference, but was...
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