VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.39 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Ironflight
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ironflight
For those with Superior engines (like me - we...

For those with Superior engines (like me - we have one on our Tundra), if you;re wondering about the affected range of cranks, I checked with the company, and it appears that the cranks in the AD...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By Ironflight
For those with Superior engines (like me - we...

For those with Superior engines (like me - we have one on our Tundra), if you;re wondering about the affected range of cranks, I checked with the company, and it appears that the cranks in the AD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ironflight
Always look at the last thing that was done to...

Always look at the last thing that was done to the airplane.....I have seen static test ports left open after a “perfect” test.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ironflight
A static leak into the cabin will cause airspeed...

A static leak into the cabin will cause airspeed to read high by maybe 10 knots (I’ve seen as much as 15) at cruise speed in RVs.
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,966
Posted By Ironflight
Nope - never felt it was needed. 750 hours on the...

Nope - never felt it was needed. 750 hours on the airplane now.
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ironflight
Anything to keep you off the...

Anything to keep you off the streets.....:rolleyes:

Congrats, and enjoy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ironflight
I think this decided which of our airplanes get...

I think this decided which of our airplanes get to go to Oshkosh this year...or at least one of them!

Paul
Forum: California 01-31-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ironflight
Hmmm...are the Jet A pumps working? That’s right...

Hmmm...are the Jet A pumps working? That’s right at the limiting distance for a one-hop...
Forum: Tools 01-31-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ironflight
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pair of cleco...

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pair of cleco pliers that measure up to the standards of some of the very old tools I have collected from the past, but if expense is a measure of quality, then you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Ironflight
What do you mean you’ve never been to Oshkosh?!...

What do you mean you’ve never been to Oshkosh?! As long as you’ve been around RV’s, and you’re actually admitting it! Wow...the things you learn about people when they retire.

Hope to see you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Ironflight
I generally stay away from limits permanently...

I generally stay away from limits permanently labeled on the panel (partly because they might change, or you might not know them accurately before first flight). But I do like to have cue cards...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,422
Posted By Ironflight
George, no one deleted your post, so stop jumping...

George, no one deleted your post, so stop jumping on the moderators - you posted it on the “other” thread that was on the forums...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Ironflight
Ya’ll realize that the OP was specifically asking...

Ya’ll realize that the OP was specifically asking about RV-3 tire pressures...right? ;)
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ironflight
I used John Stahr for my latest project, and it...

I used John Stahr for my latest project, and it is award-winning (literally)! He also came to my shop to do the work. HIghly recommended.

But if you’re just building a list of folks to check on,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Ironflight
Great to hear he’s making progress - thanks for...

Great to hear he’s making progress - thanks for keeping us in the loop Ross!
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,909
Posted By Ironflight
Hey all - as a Moderator, I think that this...

Hey all - as a Moderator, I think that this thread has already included so much speculation that it has broken Doug’s rules. On the other hand, it does include some fascinating information, and it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Ironflight
Congratulations Vic - glad you could make good...

Congratulations Vic - glad you could make good use of the invitation!

Paul
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Ironflight
Agree with David - just find the right parts...

Agree with David - just find the right parts catalog from Lycoming. Fortunately, most of Lycoming's publications are now appearing free open the internet (on Lycoming’s web site!). For...
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Ironflight
Anything over 26 in ours gives us noticeable gear...

Anything over 26 in ours gives us noticeable gear leg shimmy - and that is WITH wooden dampers installed. Airplane handles fine at that pressure, and we’ve run through two sets of tires in 750 hours,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ironflight
I’m glad you posted that Ron - I agree. In almost...

I’m glad you posted that Ron - I agree. In almost all of my taildraggers, my eye-line is high enough that anything sitting on the glareshield only blocks my view of the upper cowl.

And yeah - the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,357
Posted By Ironflight
Wait....the heck with the weather station! Vlad,...

Wait....the heck with the weather station! Vlad, are you finally seeing the light and leaving the east coast to live in the scenic lands?!?!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ironflight
We use iPads in our multi-airplane, multi-pilot...

We use iPads in our multi-airplane, multi-pilot family to keep the costs of charts down, but we don't panel mount them - they live on kneeboard or in a footwell for reference when needed. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,615
Posted By Ironflight
Bingo! So far, that’s exactly what I am seeing...

Bingo! So far, that’s exactly what I am seeing (based on other polls I have seen for market share.....).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ironflight
What you’re looking for is a “cone wrench” - try...

What you’re looking for is a “cone wrench” - try bicycle shops! It’s basically made out of thick sheet metal, so very thin compared to a forging.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ironflight
Since the topic hasn’t been discussed here for...

Since the topic hasn’t been discussed here for several years, I’ll bring it up again. It is important that when you tighten the nuts to attach wires to the big studs on a contractor, you back up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By Ironflight
As usual, I’m with Vic on this - LocTite can make...

As usual, I’m with Vic on this - LocTite can make it hard to do further maintenance on any item because it gets in the thread (duh!) and gums things up.

People that come into aviation maintenance...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ironflight
One reason is altitude. In order to get a good...

One reason is altitude. In order to get a good break-in, you want to run high power, and if your airport is a mile (or more) above sea level, you simply cant get enough thick air to get above 80%...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,513
Posted By Ironflight
The truth is that if you ordered an S-21 TODAY,...

The truth is that if you ordered an S-21 TODAY, you’d have your kit YEARS before an RV equivalent (unless the announcement from Aurora is coming as a New Year’s gift....and I have no way of knowing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ironflight
Just remember Mel - you’re not “in a condition...

Just remember Mel - you’re not “in a condition for safe operation” until Ann signs off on you....;)

We’re cheering you on!

Paul & Louise
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,709
Posted By Ironflight
This is in the RV-12 forum, and since he laid out...

This is in the RV-12 forum, and since he laid out those two choices, I’d say he is probably building ELSA....which means he has to choose one or the other.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Ironflight
Scott is right on here - I was going to recommend...

Scott is right on here - I was going to recommend Section 5 as well! You will undoubtedly, however, run across some hardware Numbers that you just can't figure out. For those, remember hat you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Ironflight
To your first question - On my Infinity grips...

To your first question - On my Infinity grips (one in my -8, one in our -3), the pinky button is a "push on, push off" switch. Push it once, it is open, push it again, it is closed - repeat as often...
Forum: RV-3 12-13-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry - I should have specified I was talking a...

Sorry - I should have specified I was talking a Dynafocal mount, and if its an older -3, it might very well be conical.

Paul
Forum: RV-3 12-13-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Ironflight
You need a spacer to make the 45 degree adapter...

You need a spacer to make the 45 degree adapter work on the RV-3 mount. The spacer goes between the accessory case and the adapter - there are several different lengths available, and I forget which...
Forum: RV-3 12-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ironflight
All I can say is that when we built our fuselage,...

All I can say is that when we built our fuselage, I was really glad to have the QB wings sitting there so I could measure the front-to-rear spar distance and build a jig that simulated the wings...
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ironflight
The RV-3 is pretty much the same as the -4 in...

The RV-3 is pretty much the same as the -4 in that location, what with the cheek cowls. We used the standard Van’s baffle kit and oil cooler mounting, and just mounted the cooler as low as we needed...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,396
Posted By Ironflight
Sincere condolences from both myself and Louise,...

Sincere condolences from both myself and Louise, Tom.

Peace be with you.
Forum: Tools 12-06-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ironflight
I buy from ATS occasionally for specialty items,...

I buy from ATS occasionally for specialty items, and have never had any issues with them.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,410
Posted By Ironflight
Hi Andy - a couple of thoughts: I personally...

Hi Andy - a couple of thoughts:

I personally gave up on the Cerminil after just not getting good break-ins. I really wanted the coating because I lived on the gulf coast at the time, and figured the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By Ironflight
Depends on who pickled it - I have seen cylinders...

Depends on who pickled it - I have seen cylinders with just a coating of heavy oil (nothing drains out) and I have seen cylinders that folks completely filled with oil. My limited experience with...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By Ironflight
I’d find the 3M part number for the tape, and go...

I’d find the 3M part number for the tape, and go to their web site to look up the environmental parameters it is designed for. In my experience, 3M products are VERY well documented, and usually...
Forum: RV-3 12-01-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ironflight
Pretty much any RV taildragger is a sufficiently...

Pretty much any RV taildragger is a sufficiently good trainer for the RV-3 - if you’re going from a low-and-slow taildragger, all you need is to get the feel of something faster and more responsive....
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,473
Posted By Ironflight
Scroll - We’ve got both paddle-blades and BA...

Scroll - We’ve got both paddle-blades and BA props in our little fleet, and just looking at them, the root of the blade where it passes through the spinner is pretty similar on both. It possible you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,413
Posted By Ironflight
I know that you’re not flying an RV, so you might...

I know that you’re not flying an RV, so you might not realize that fast taxi testing in one of these is really not a great idea. By the time most people get the throttle all the way in, they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,413
Posted By Ironflight
Hi Ken, You’re getting a lot of advice here, and...

Hi Ken,

You’re getting a lot of advice here, and most of it is pretty good. The best thing, however, is that you don’t have to do this with nothing but internet advice! There is a lot of tuff out...
Forum: RV-3 11-25-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Ironflight
Hi Graham, Unfortunately, there was no...

Hi Graham,

Unfortunately, there was no “standard” light for the RV-3 tail - there was no provision for one, so whoever built your airplane did a custom installation. However, I am pretty sure that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,345
Posted By Ironflight
I totally agree with Scott - these aren’t...

I totally agree with Scott - these aren’t Stearmans, seeing over the nose is easy. I have a FLIR camera mounted to an access panel, and have taxied with it in the dark - the field of view is very...
Forum: RV-3 11-22-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,309
Posted By Ironflight
Great report Rob - comparing and contrasting...

Great report Rob - comparing and contrasting airplanes is always fun!

So I lost track - did you find a buyer for the -3?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By Ironflight
This thread is referencing a U.S. requirement in...

This thread is referencing a U.S. requirement in the FAA-issued Operating Limitations and FAR’s. Not necessarily applicable in other countries....
Forum: Painting your RV 11-20-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Ironflight
Chris Mathews in Yerington, NV (just about 25...

Chris Mathews in Yerington, NV (just about 25 miles east of Carson City) does a good paint job for a reasonable, small-town, price. Our neighbor had his RV-12 painted there this year, and they did a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, no - the majority of O-360’s I have...

Actually, no - the majority of O-360’s I have dealt with have two independent mags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,784
Posted By Ironflight
I flew Steve Henry’s Highlander with a 300 HP...

I flew Steve Henry’s Highlander with a 300 HP Turbocharged Yamaha a month or so back....engine is about the same size as a Rotax (fits under the same cowl). Holy cow does it have power!! Have no idea...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ironflight
When we finished our bush plane, it was at an...

When we finished our bush plane, it was at an airpark 25 miles away, and we commuted several times a week to work on it by RV. I ended up stranding a number of duplicate tools down there, and for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks for letting us know Ernie - and so sorry...

Thanks for letting us know Ernie - and so sorry to hear this. Best thoughts going out for his recovery!

Paul
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,449
Posted By Ironflight
It depends so much on what you define as...

It depends so much on what you define as “engineering”. In the flight operations world, we had mostly degrees engineers, and it made no difference to us what the initial was along with the “E” - we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Ironflight
There used to be an alternate “torquing” method...

There used to be an alternate “torquing” method printed on Tempest filters that said “3/4 of a turn after the gasket touches”. That has always worked well for me - no leaks and easy to remove. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By Ironflight
Writing as one who has flown every model of RV...

Writing as one who has flown every model of RV (except the -5, and that might happen), I’d say that no, they don't all fly alike...but yes, they are all honest airplanes that aren’t out to get you....
Forum: California 11-13-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By Ironflight
Just make sure to get an up to the minute report...

Just make sure to get an up to the minute report on the Chicken Strip - it wrecks a lot of airplanes because it is quite challenging and the conditions can change drastically with a flash flood...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - I have the Mountain High system with a...

Yes - I have the Mountain High system with a remote bottle and their remote switch - it works just fine. I use their O2D1 for the single seater downstream of the outlet on the panel. The remote fill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ironflight
It's also easy to build a small 540 to 870...

It's also easy to build a small 540 to 870 adapter to carry with you - I do that in the tiny jet because the built in O2 system needs filling often....
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve got a variety of 2” and 3” in our various...

I’ve got a variety of 2” and 3” in our various airplanes, and honestly don't even think about which is which most of the time. I prefer the 3” in the planes in which I routinely fly aerobatics just...
Forum: Propellers 11-05-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,473
Posted By Ironflight
Randy Lervold did the back to back comparison of...

Randy Lervold did the back to back comparison of the straight blades versus the BA blades back about the time I was building the Valkyrie. At the time, the price difference between teh two options...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:53 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.