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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By n816kc
alternative fueling apparatus

a couple of guys at Coastal in Pensacola used beer kegs out of the back of their van. tapped the keg to add a Schrader valve and used a 12 volt plug in air compressor. not sure I'd recommend it, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By n816kc
goes without saying, but

make sure you use a helmet. all too easy to find yourself looking at the sky, or dirt, and wondering what just happened.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,744
Posted By n816kc

I think it looks great, especially the -6 on the front page;)
Great shot by Moose Peterson.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By n816kc
CS to FP

Just a few of thoughts from a metal FP user who has studied on this way too much over the past few years:

You may want to consider a different pitch or 3 blade propeller to improve takeoff and climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By n816kc
Matthew Lorenz in Bartow

CFII, etc, flies a 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,195
Posted By n816kc
great! thanks for the update

good hearing from you on this, we're often left wondering how things turned out. keep an eye on socialflight for excuses to fly, lots of great pancake breakfasts in central FL.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,950
Posted By n816kc
the Koch chart

will provide a pretty good estimation of performance adjusted for density altitude once you have test data for 'normal' conditions. I keep a laminated copy in the plane, comes in...
Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By n816kc

From Bartow, we usually go direct to Cross City direct PFN and follow the coast to PNS.
Going CTY SZW MAI CEW PNS only adds few minutes if you're more comfortable with airways/staying over land.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,882
Posted By n816kc
neutral trim

In my -6 I always set trim to neutral for takeoff. In my plane that results in a positive rate of climb with little/no stick pressure.

The landing trim setting produces a significant pitch up if you...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-27-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,252
Posted By n816kc

lodging in Winter Haven and Bartow will probably be cheaper than Ft Myers/Tampa. <30 minute drive into SNF. If you're flying in, rentals are available on both fields with inexpensive avgas. Weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By n816kc

two of my friends have added steps in the past year on a 7 and an 8. They are both very happy with them. on a related note, we all looked at a 6 on the ramp in Sebring one day, dings on the flap and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,151
Posted By n816kc

If’n I recall correctly, when lean of peak, multiply fuel flow by 15 to get horsepower, roughly. For instance, 6 gph x 15 = 90 hp. 50% power for an O-360. Or 60% for an O-320 (150). Always used the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By n816kc

I've got the SafeAir1 tanks in my 6. 4 1/2 gallons per side, gravity feed into main tanks. Great for long cross countries and tanking up on cheap fuel. Problem free for 500 hours.
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By n816kc
FF Ranger

I’ve been running it for 2 years and echo the comments above, also purchased from Walt. Once set up (had to consult FF support - very helpful) it has worked well with no hiccups. WiFi to my IPad and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,442
Posted By n816kc
AFP Injection and air bolus

probably not a good SOP, but the AFP injection system with a purge valve installed should alleviate concerns about an air bolus preventing fuel flow. open the purge valve and air pressure in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,394
Posted By n816kc
Great news Brian!

Friday nights are always special and your good news only makes this one more so. Couldn’t be happier for you both, have a merry Christmas!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By n816kc
AFP idle

I've got the same engine and AFP system on my -6. Went thru the same scenario in setting my idle mixture - my first flight landing was dead stick when the engine died on short final. Make sure you're...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,678
Posted By n816kc
15 degrees

when taking off behind friends, gets me up and out of their propwash noticeably quicker.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,926
Posted By n816kc
in buggy florida

a spray bottle of water and a soft cloth. works great without a lot of effort. spray, give it a couple of minutes and wipe off.
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,623
Posted By n816kc
fuel return

Hey John,

I've had a similar issue with my -6 , fingers crossed we got it figured out last week when doing the condition inspection. Somewhat different symptoms, but it may give you some insight....
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By n816kc

We pulled the filter on my -6 after 2 hours, found a very small amount of debris, but nothing concerning. Checked it at the last 6 annuals and haven't found a thing. Will keep checking anyway.
Forum: COMM 07-18-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By n816kc

I have both antennas on the belly with no issues. Having said that, I have a new Comant antenna that Walt references I bought from Stein and never used. I'll make you a good deal on it if you want it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By n816kc
isobutane fuel canisters

travel just fine. I've had one in the back of the plane for several hundred hours over the last 10 years. never had a leak or any other issue. used a Snow Peak stove and canister at 10,000' in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,701
Posted By n816kc
swamp cooler

they do work well in the short term. but, it will put a lot of moisture in the air, especially an enclosed area like a tent. you'll need a towel to wipe down the walls every now and again to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,804
Posted By n816kc
Nice work Dan

Considering a similar mod for my #2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,804
Posted By n816kc

so you guys don't like the washer. can you share your preferred methods?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By n816kc
Deja vu

Didn't we just do this?;)
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By n816kc

tried to order a dozen hats from him last fall. talked on the phone, sent a couple of follow up e-mails. no response.

great looking shirt AV8R!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By n816kc
mark and count

I marked mine with grease pencil early on to develop consistency in transitioning to and operating my -6. Almost 7 years later the marks are still there (I may have touched them up once, not sure),...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-02-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,166
Posted By n816kc
River Ranch

Is another option (2RR). A few experimental tied down there this morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By n816kc
plenty early

Depending on where/how you're coming in you have options. Rentals from major airports (Orlando or Tampa) will be available at any time. They are usually a few dollars more than a non-airport rental...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,632
Posted By n816kc

weighed in at 54# in level attitude.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,160
Posted By n816kc
look out above

the nice thing about already having slowed is, well, you're already slowed.

one of my early IFR flights in the RV involved a 120 kt no flap descent on the glide slope to a cloud deck at 6 or 700'....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,160
Posted By n816kc

on approach. I'm with Galin on this. get 'er slowed down prior to the FAF and put 10 degrees flaps in. makes for a very comfortable approach with plenty of stability - I like the feel of the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By n816kc
may want to try these guys

haven't used them myself, but a friend rented one of their toyhaulers and had a good experience with them.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By n816kc
come back for SnF

to ease her into camping. air conditioned facilities and plenty of entertainment make for an easy overnighter or two. plenty of options if you decide you need to bail out of the tent and grab a room.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-22-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By n816kc
Red carpet

Is a nice touch! Great trip report, one of the few places left on the coast that are still 'old Florida'.
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,197
Posted By n816kc

Has been developing a Lycoming version for a while now. They're holding close, may have some news at SnF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,394
Posted By n816kc
best wishes Brian

looking forward to hearing of your wife's recovery and the next chapter in your journey.
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-19-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,686
Posted By n816kc
Christmas week at Sebring

Any plans for 12/21?
Forum: Southeast 10-06-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By n816kc

If you get south don't miss the Weddell-Williams museum in Patterson. My friend Jim Clevenger built the replicas of the original racers, really nice exhibit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,710
Posted By n816kc
Superior, they may be

my Superior cylinders have been great from day one. break in was accomplished in the first hour, 1 qt oil used every 25-30 hours since. 380+ hours and going strong. I would definitely buy them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,756
Posted By n816kc
video of incident

Thom Richard has posted in cockpit video on both the Precious Metal and Hot Stuff Facebook pages. Scary stuff, but a very clear accounting of what happened. Very fortunate outcome all things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,756
Posted By n816kc
details lacking

Thom said he is okay, more to follow
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-15-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By n816kc

you'll need to give the guys at SafeAir1 a call, gonna need more gas!
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By n816kc
Hey there Smokey

Still hot and humid, but you know all about that in Texas😃 That 2180 should work well for you! I still have a set of plans for the Sonerai II, every now and then I think about buying some tubing and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By n816kc
Sonerai two too, or is that also?

almost 30 years ago I cut my experimental teeth with a Sonerai II and Great Plains 1835 VW conversion. exhaust pipes were 4 into nothing, about 10 inches long. fun little planes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By n816kc
Skybolt Aeromotive

in Leesburg, FL
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 149,499
Posted By n816kc
Piney Pinecrick

Flew into Piney Pinecreek on the way home from Swan River in my 6 a few years ago. Pretty uneventful, but I do remember the Customs Officer seemed pretty cranky. When I told him I had been north...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,990
Posted By n816kc
coolers and coffee

Take a look at Polar Bear Coolers (.com), a heck of a lot cheaper than a Yeti and work plenty good. An alcohol stove is a lightweight, inexpensive way to heat water for the coffee press or instant....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By n816kc
Elite retreads

On my second set of Elite retreads. No issues in 400 hours/500+ landings.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By n816kc
Jump Pack

the EarthX pack has magical qualities. Since putting one in the tool bag the alternator hasn't failed, the battery has stayed strong and the pilot hasn't left the master on. I hope to never use it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By n816kc

There was a time we didn't have all the great options we have now! While I'd love to have a new Catto, I'm pretty happy with my aluminum Sensenich. It's good to have a range of choices to accommodate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 44,400
Posted By n816kc
awesome scenery

beautiful country. haven't wanted to visit the Bob for several years, an elk hunt there is on the bucket list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,190
Posted By n816kc
A cabinet full

Of headsets collected over 30 years. DC 10-40s, DC 13.4s converted to ANR (Headsetts inc), Lightspeed knockoffs from Tina's, and Halos. The Halos are by far the most comfortable, especially in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,959
Posted By n816kc
Here you go
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,819
Posted By n816kc
she's a cutie

best wishes with her recovery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By n816kc
new install

I just had a new Garmin 327 installed in my RV. the avionics tech was initially concerned about the antenna location just behind the firewall, within 3 feet of the 327 unit. ultimately decided that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By n816kc
fittings and fuel selector

you may also want to check for any air being pulled into the fuel system. it only takes a very small amount to create anomalies.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,434
Posted By n816kc
purge valve

AFP system can be set up with or without the purge valve. I am very pleased with the purge valve in my -6 (O-360). Hot starts are a heck of a lot cleaner than with the other fuel injected engines...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,400
Posted By n816kc
rudder trim

Tony Albano's trim solution is intriguing. Visually very low profile.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,184
Posted By n816kc
Nice trip Dan!

Flew over in a 172 30 years ago, need to get back in the RV. Where did you stay?
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