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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By vic syracuse
PM sent. Vic

PM sent.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By vic syracuse
I have a 10 down on the South side of Atlanta, at...

I have a 10 down on the South side of Atlanta, at Mallards Landing, GA04. I also have an RV-14 and an RV-12 over at Henry County airport, which is real close. KMHP.

Vic
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By vic syracuse
It's a standard gauge for a Stearman, and there...

It's a standard gauge for a Stearman, and there are a few shops that still repair them. As mentioned, check TAP.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,178
Posted By vic syracuse
You do have an inlet and an outlet to the heat...

You do have an inlet and an outlet to the heat muff, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, it's like the primer wars, and we can all...

Yes, it's like the primer wars, and we can all spout claims until the cows come home. Personally, I like a bit if redundancy, everywhere I can. Perhaps it comes from my time in the technology world,...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,178
Posted By vic syracuse
What Bob says is dead on. We rarely have the...

What Bob says is dead on. We rarely have the front heaters open, and we fly with only a light shirt on in the winter, even at OAT's in the single digits at altitude. Something is wrong with your...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By vic syracuse
This was one of the nicest RV-10's I have seen....

This was one of the nicest RV-10's I have seen. Kudos for a job extremely well-done by Richard!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By vic syracuse
I have seen many kits take a LONG time to...

I have seen many kits take a LONG time to complete, across many individual owners. One took over 20 years. There is no limit as to how many people can work on the airplane, and there are allowances...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By vic syracuse
Same requirements as in the US---a builder's log...

Same requirements as in the US---a builder's log is sufficient to show compliance with the 51% rule.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By vic syracuse
Depending upon where you have the flow sensor it...

Depending upon where you have the flow sensor it is possible to see the fluctuations you mention. As for the % power matching it, that is a red herring in this case, as the % power calculations also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By vic syracuse
There are lots of choices out there, as you...

There are lots of choices out there, as you mention, and all of them put out a quality product. Now that Lycoming is partnering with Van'as on the Thunderbolt engines, I see that as a stellar option....
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By vic syracuse
I routinely fly with ATC multiple times per week...

I routinely fly with ATC multiple times per week in the RV-10. When I am given a traffic alert by ATC, I reply that I am looking and have them on the ADSB. I have never been asked "what's ADSB."

Vic
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,718
Posted By vic syracuse
Try some Marvel mystery oil in the oil and in the...

Try some Marvel mystery oil in the oil and in the fuel.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By vic syracuse
OK. Sorry. I will work on it. I can't seem to get...

OK. Sorry. I will work on it. I can't seem to get to the same screen settings you showed me.
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By vic syracuse
OK. First post with Smug mug. Let's see if it...

OK. First post with Smug mug. Let's see if it works. :) I think th epictures will speak for themselves.

To be clear, I would never associate names with this type of stuff. I post it here so we all...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By vic syracuse
I did post a few pictures regarding this...

I did post a few pictures regarding this particular RV, but Iím hearing they arenít available anymore since photobucket changed their policy. I will try to sign up for smug mug and see if I can post...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By vic syracuse
I was the one who inspected the RV-10 that was...

I was the one who inspected the RV-10 that was mentioned above. I felt horribnle for the 2nd buyer, a first-time want-to-be builder who bought it without a prebuy inpsection. It was a huge loss, both...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By vic syracuse
I try not to think of all of the money and fuel I...

I try not to think of all of the money and fuel I have spent on airplanes in the last 40 years. What I do think about OFTEN is all of the memories and friends we have made along the way. They really...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,178
Posted By vic syracuse
Check for proper flow

Attach a shop vac to the inlet of the heat muffs and see what kind of flow you get in the cockpit.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By vic syracuse
I have mine configured the same: Reflex, 0, 15...

I have mine configured the same: Reflex, 0, 15 and full. I always take off with the flaps deployed to match the left aileron in the "down" position. In other words, move the stick to the right and...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,178
Posted By vic syracuse
If the air is lukewarm coming out of the vents...

If the air is lukewarm coming out of the vents check the engine compartment first. Something is wrong with the SCAT routing or it is blocked. I honestly think the RV-10 could heat our house while...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, with the proper size connector. Vic

Yes, with the proper size connector.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,732
Posted By vic syracuse
[QUOTE=TimO;1232945]I don't know that you're...

[QUOTE=TimO;1232945]I don't know that you're exactly saying what Vic said. I take Vic's comments to be more along the lines of:

ALWAYS keep your head on a swivel, DESPITE your traffic...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,753
Posted By vic syracuse
I put the VOR antenna underneath the tail just...

I put the VOR antenna underneath the tail just ahead of the tie down. Can receive VOR's 90 miles out at altitude, and no issues when intercepting Localizer from left or right.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By vic syracuse
Over 1300 hours behind 912's in Kitfoxes,...

Over 1300 hours behind 912's in Kitfoxes, RV-12's, and Just Superstols with no carb ice. That includes flight in actual IMC as well.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,732
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't like the coasting aspect

I have spent a lot of time in Florida lately, where supposedly 65% of the World's flight training takes place. I have watched airplanes maneuvering in circles and the ADSB does NOT keep up with the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By vic syracuse
I have the same experience as Scott. At low temps...

I have the same experience as Scott. At low temps it can get stringy when you spray it, and it does require aggressive thinning.

A trick I found worked was to sit the spray gun AND parts in front of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm not so sure about what is being referenced...

I'm not so sure about what is being referenced here. There are bearings for the magneto drives that are press fitted into the engine case. Those should be left out. The larger magneto drive gears can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,488
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, that's been our experience as well. We leave...

Yes, that's been our experience as well. We leave from Atlanta on or about the 4th of July.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,488
Posted By vic syracuse
We left Seattle on the last trip for a supposedly...

We left Seattle on the last trip for a supposedly VFR flight up the coast. Ketchikan was also forecast to be VFR. Ended up IMC for almost 3 hours, with an approach to minimums at Ketchikan. Was just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, it usually takes a bill of sale, but not...

Yes, it usually takes a bill of sale, but not always. However, it does state this on the application:


If not purchased from the last registered owner, the applicant must submit conveyances...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,488
Posted By vic syracuse
We have gone 3 times and are headed back this...

We have gone 3 times and are headed back this July. If you subscribe to Kitplanes you can read about the trip, along with some tips, in the archived articles.

You can carry a shotgun in Canada, but...
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,348
Posted By vic syracuse
Thread closed

I'm closing this thread. Not all is as it seems, and we will leave it at that.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,304
Posted By vic syracuse
I have a CO detector in the 10 and always see O...

I have a CO detector in the 10 and always see O ppm. This is the 2nd 10 I've had one in, and have installed them in a few others and have not seen any readings.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By vic syracuse
Congratulations to you!!!

Congratulations to you!!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By vic syracuse
Are you sure the hole in the spar is opened up...

Are you sure the hole in the spar is opened up enough?

Vic
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,672
Posted By vic syracuse
I remember one of the first Earth Rounders...

I remember one of the first Earth Rounders writing about how firghtened he was somewhere around Greenland coming down the GS in his RV-4 in the extreme cold and watching a canopy crack begin to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By vic syracuse
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By vic syracuse
Absolutely do NOT use these. They will burn/coke...

Absolutely do NOT use these. They will burn/coke the oil and potentially put chunks in your oil system, which could plug galleys, etc.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By vic syracuse
Just the sump

Just the sump needs to be at 70 degrees. So go fly it first and you are all set. They include instructions for cold weather application. It has you intermittently plugging the heater in for 5-10...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By vic syracuse
I've used these for years on my airplanes. With...

I've used these for years on my airplanes. With inlet covers on and a blanket over the cowling of the RV-10, the entire engine compartment will be over 70 degrees, with oil between 85-95, in about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,739
Posted By vic syracuse
Interesting when people say they have no...

Interesting when people say they have no confidence in the gear on their 7A and haven't even flown it yet. I flew my 7A off of grass for years and had zero problems. The 3 folded nose gear landings I...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,273
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm with Walt. You can't just go at the prop on a...

I'm with Walt. You can't just go at the prop on a 912. The carbs have to be done, and the prop has to be pitched properly and equally. And make sure none of the pickup wires are anywhere near the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By vic syracuse
January 11, 2018

The AD states that we must comply within 6 mos of the date of the AD, which was July 11, 2017, so that means January 11, 2018.

Here's the link to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By vic syracuse
Be very careful when moving them out of a heated...

Be very careful when moving them out of a heated hangar into really cold air. I had a canopy crack on me one morning due to the very rapid temp change. Probably my fault in closing it too hard. Just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By vic syracuse
I will try to respond to both questions: There...

I will try to respond to both questions:

There is no way to swap to the other EFIS. That's why dual AHRS are a must for IMC flight (in my opinion). It is quite easy to jsut hit the buttons on the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By vic syracuse
Electric seat heaters and heated motorcycle gear...

Electric seat heaters and heated motorcycle gear can be your friend this time of the year. :)

Vic
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By vic syracuse
This is one of the weak areas I see with many...

This is one of the weak areas I see with many pilots who are now flying glass cockpits. A good BFR should simulate failures of the various pieces of equipment such that you know how to instinctively...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By vic syracuse
Wow. Sorry to hear that. Nice job on the...

Wow. Sorry to hear that. Nice job on the model!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By vic syracuse
I agree with Scott. We've been using folding...

I agree with Scott. We've been using folding bicycles in the 10 for years now, but they have 20" pneumatic tires (Kettler bike). Pedal power, though. :)

Vic
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By vic syracuse
We have 2 we routinely use. Pulse bicycle by...

We have 2 we routinely use. Pulse bicycle by Kettler. I just take the cushions out of the back and they fit in fine.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,855
Posted By vic syracuse
PM sent. Vic

PM sent.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,855
Posted By vic syracuse
For those of you who have used the Cee Baily...

For those of you who have used the Cee Baily windshield, is the tint the same as in the kit? Light grey or clear?

Thanks.
Vic
Forum: COMM 12-30-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By vic syracuse
All of the ones I've done with a single radio...

All of the ones I've done with a single radio usually come back for the second radio to be added.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By vic syracuse
You are so close to the factory, have you thought...

You are so close to the factory, have you thought about making a visit. Really wonderful people there who will answer all of your questions, and give you the tour of a lifetime. Be careful with...
Forum: Southeast 12-29-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm on the South side of Atlanta. Don't hesitate...

I'm on the South side of Atlanta. Don't hesitate to give me a call.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By vic syracuse
That is very impressive, to say the least. I've...

That is very impressive, to say the least. I've always been amazed at people who have raw talent!
I tried painting, but the numbers always seemed to still show through. :)

Vic
Forum: GPS 12-26-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By vic syracuse
Great stuff, too, Jim, from RST. Especially for...

Great stuff, too, Jim, from RST. Especially for those of us who grew up on Heathkits. I built the RST audio panel and radio for my RV-4. :)
Forum: GPS 12-24-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By vic syracuse
Jim has been my hero since I could read...

Jim has been my hero since I could read Kitplanes! I swear the all of the electrons in the known universe are just sitting around waiting for him to tell them which way to go!

I STILL have articles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By vic syracuse
You should ask the builder. Hopefully the records...

You should ask the builder. Hopefully the records were transferred to the new owner.

Vic
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By vic syracuse
How nice! you, too!!! Vic

How nice! you, too!!!

Vic
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,359
Posted By vic syracuse
Yep, it's easy to reach forward and pull on the...

Yep, it's easy to reach forward and pull on the door when sitting in the seat. I find them invaluable for closing the door when I am OUT of the airplane. :)

Vic
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