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Forum: Safety 01-09-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,978
Posted By Sig600
Thread resurrection The latest issue of Flying...

Thread resurrection

The latest issue of Flying cites violations, upheld by the NTSB in appeal, of (now) FAR 91.126/127. I reiterate that I hope the OP apologized to the other pilot he wrongly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,351
Posted By Sig600
Agreed. Sometimes the safer course of action is...

Agreed.

Sometimes the safer course of action is to deal with it airborne, assuming that's an option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Sig600
There are a lot of older certified airplanes that...

There are a lot of older certified airplanes that run circles around the 10 in terms of performance. With a dynon panel they'll do it for 1/2 the cost of a 10. Throw a second engine or 2 more seats...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-18-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By Sig600
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=116309


Talk to Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Sig600
Discussion: Will Skyview STC radically impact the four seat market?

Ever since I sold my last airplane I've been strategizing my next move. With -2 due next month (another boy) clearly a heavy hauling 4 seater will be something I need to look at or a 6 seater if I...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By Sig600
Agree, climbing like that is idiotic. MB would...

Agree, climbing like that is idiotic. MB would say the same.

It's evident you've never read any of MBs stuff (or talked to the guy in person, he's pretty prompt to answer email, maybe go yell at him...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By Sig600
Well as long as we're going off topic... Busch...

Well as long as we're going off topic...

Busch isn't talking about immediate damage in that diagram, he's referring to long term health of the cylinders. His "danger zone" is where long term damage...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By Sig600
I think his point was for the OP to get formal...

I think his point was for the OP to get formal training, we're getting into the weeds here.

To the OP...

This:



Then go to the APS school. Internet formus are a great place for discussion, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,356
Posted By Sig600
Using the vertical, yes you can "get" there. ...

Using the vertical, yes you can "get" there. However I suspect you and we (rhino and I) have vastly different definitions of "sustained g." i.e. Level altitude, maintaining airspeed. Show me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,356
Posted By Sig600
As long as you're smooth you'll have a hard time...

As long as you're smooth you'll have a hard time getting past 4.5. I went out one day with about 10 gal total and tried to get to 6 just to see how it performed. Couldn't do it, at least not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,356
Posted By Sig600
I'm about your size and my 8 was on the heavier...

I'm about your size and my 8 was on the heavier side. To get it under aerobatic gross meant 10 gallons per side. I'd burn off about 8 gallons on the left, then the 10 remaining in the right was go...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 97,443
Posted By Sig600
In Soviet Russia, plane fly you!

In Soviet Russia, plane fly you!
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,725
Posted By Sig600
The mobile Chernobyl! :D. Hated that boat, great...

The mobile Chernobyl! :D. Hated that boat, great memories though. Nice bird! Oh, and the legacy Hornet is the only real Hornet... super is a pig. ;)
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,833
Posted By Sig600
So do these, I recommend the lower one...

So do these, I recommend the lower one :D

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BnDgg9GqAyo/hqdefault.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODM5WDc3OA==/z/4-gAAOSw3xJXpiXZ/$_1.JPG
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,833
Posted By Sig600
What did Cessna use on the 172 and 182...

What did Cessna use on the 172 and 182 diesels?

Not an elegant solution but what about wiring an on/off switch into the redcube? Turn it on as part of your takeoff check list... You know the fuel...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,833
Posted By Sig600
I'm assuming one of these is the oil cooler, the...

I'm assuming one of these is the oil cooler, the other is the intercooler? Any problems on either with such a huge divergent opening of the plenums?

I'm a big fan of the potential for diesel......
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,833
Posted By Sig600
Someone smashed your lower cowling :D Like to...

Someone smashed your lower cowling :D

Like to see more pictures of the cowling work that was required.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 97,443
Posted By Sig600
Now that's funny! Vlad how many of those...

Now that's funny!

Vlad how many of those swimming holes you hit? :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 97,443
Posted By Sig600
Same lines been going around for a while, only...

Same lines been going around for a while, only now it's responding to the Iranians on guard.

"If you do not change course you will be intercepted."
"Send em, I'll wait."

Kind of disapointing to...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,092
Posted By Sig600
Side/door window pics?

Side/door window pics?
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,092
Posted By Sig600
Pictures? :confused:

Pictures? :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,226
Posted By Sig600
Wow. 3000 views and 4+ pages of responses in 24...

Wow. 3000 views and 4+ pages of responses in 24 hours. Keep them coming, there is clearly interest in this subject. Thank you to those who have been willing to share.




Exactly why I started...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,226
Posted By Sig600
Taboo discussion needed to revitalize GA, build community

I've been off the forum for a while, but this is a question that keeps coming up in circles and I couldn't think of a more diverse group to get an answer from. It's been bugging me for a long time,...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,978
Posted By Sig600
91.126, in concurrence with the guidelines...

91.126, in concurrence with the guidelines recommended (not regulatory) in the AIM. 91.13 would suppose blatant disregard for all above, and everything is counter to AC 60-22.

Do people do it,...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,978
Posted By Sig600
Did you do this? FYI Class E airport governed by...

Did you do this? FYI Class E airport governed by 91.127 says "see 91.126".

You drove straight in, to a runway/field you had no SA on, almost caused a midair, then yelled at some poor kid who was...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,978
Posted By Sig600
Jim is spot on, and I probably would have reacted...

Jim is spot on, and I probably would have reacted how he suggests had you approached me in the same manner.

He made a mistake, you broke the rules. What if it was someone with no radios? VFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,723
Posted By Sig600
Agree. While I've yet to seen anyone appoint...

Agree. While I've yet to seen anyone appoint themselves "sheriff" some people need to be coddled, and there's no room in aviation for feelings, egos, or legal "interpretaions." My intent, and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,723
Posted By Sig600
REPORT filed on REQUEST, does not absolve you of...

REPORT filed on REQUEST, does not absolve you of NOTIFICATION.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,723
Posted By Sig600
You guys (GA pilot community as a whole) need to...

You guys (GA pilot community as a whole) need to become familiar with NTSB 830. Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse. Depending on the type of incident/accident, you have a set time frame within...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,365
Posted By Sig600
40 MPG at 210 MPH. Lets see a Prius do that,...

40 MPG at 210 MPH. Lets see a Prius do that, even with a tail wind!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,782
Posted By Sig600
If your gear is sagging, it's not a material...

If your gear is sagging, it's not a material failure! :D

I have the airfoil gear and was suspect at first, as after the first annual it took quite a bit to retorque the bolts. Second annual and a...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,517
Posted By Sig600
Why's your manifold pressure so low at 11.5? :D....

Why's your manifold pressure so low at 11.5? :D. Your cylinders are kinda warm too, may want to work on that. LOL. Seriously though, youre light on fuel and I'll bet my planes empty weight is...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,517
Posted By Sig600
Thought I fixed that... Shows right side up on my...

Thought I fixed that... Shows right side up on my iPad. Must be operator error. :D
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,841
Posted By Sig600
That's not exactly high praise! :D

That's not exactly high praise! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,723
Posted By Sig600
Again, NTSB notification. The clock is...

Again, NTSB notification. The clock is ticking.

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=bdbd83b90630a32f49bc9b59cc3b8605;rgn=div5;view=text;node=49:7.1.4.1.12;idno=49;cc=ecfr

830.1 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,365
Posted By Sig600
I was going to say the same thing. If you're...

I was going to say the same thing. If you're looking for aerodynamic efficiency, you can't beat the -9. Add 160 or more HP, short high altitude strips will be a breeze.

If you're selling the...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,517
Posted By Sig600
My lycon built IO-360 cruises at 170kts TAS on 8...

My lycon built IO-360 cruises at 170kts TAS on 8 gph with a three blade MT for comparison.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2z4n4as.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,848
Posted By Sig600
Well played good sir. ;) You say butt out,...

Well played good sir. ;)



You say butt out, but then post (quite a long diatribe).

If you don't like it, don't buy it. If the old stuff is so great we should all be running around with bubble...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,848
Posted By Sig600
How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth?
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,517
Posted By Sig600
You mean anodize? :D My 230 hp IO-360 was made...

You mean anodize? :D

My 230 hp IO-360 was made by Lycon with same mods and a few more, you won't be disappointed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,957
Posted By Sig600
Is it a pneumatic squeezer? Make sure you're not...

Is it a pneumatic squeezer? Make sure you're not just smashing them if it is. Feather the trigger just enough to where it closes on the rivet, then Depress the trigger until it sets the rivet. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,723
Posted By Sig600
Make sure you contact the NTSB. This definitely...

Make sure you contact the NTSB. This definitely falls under part 830 and requires notification.
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,423
Posted By Sig600
My roll servo periodically falls off line and...

My roll servo periodically falls off line and comes back, triggering a caution.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,679
Posted By Sig600
I have the MT 3 blade. Pros: turbine smooth,...

I have the MT 3 blade.

Pros: turbine smooth, like a barn door of a speed break in the pattern, light weight, climbs like a cat on a screen door, looks cool on the ramp.

Cons: slower top speed


If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By Sig600
I wear Maui jims exclusively in the 737 and my...

I wear Maui jims exclusively in the 737 and my RV-8. We use the iPad in the 737 for everything, zero problems.
Forum: Builder Website Links 04-19-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,035
Posted By Sig600
What are you going to prime it with? :D

What are you going to prime it with? :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,405
Posted By Sig600
Flash light, mirror, Two wobble heads and two...

Flash light, mirror, Two wobble heads and two extensions, and a 7/16 twelve point socket... With two people I can retorque the gear tower bolts in < 2 minutes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,860
Posted By Sig600
If a fire has burned through the lower skin of...

If a fire has burned through the lower skin of the airplane and into the cockpit, the flammability of the carpet is the least of my worries and I seriously doubt carries significant weight in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,502
Posted By Sig600
+1 on going PMAGs. On a cold engine mine usually...

+1 on going PMAGs. On a cold engine mine usually lights off on the second or third blade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,860
Posted By Sig600
I used construction paper to create a template of...

I used construction paper to create a template of the piece of carpet I wanted (in my case my 8), and once I had that cut, trimmed, and shaped how I like I went to home depot and got some outdoor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,699
Posted By Sig600
Lots of reinforcement, and **** near polishing...

Lots of reinforcement, and **** near polishing all the pieces to get every possible burr and starting point for cracks out of each piece.

Next time I have my cowl off I'll try and get pics of my...
Forum: Propellers 04-12-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,645
Posted By Sig600
Are you talking diameter or pitch? Constant...

Are you talking diameter or pitch? Constant speed props you don't normally refer to in terms of pitch, and you'll never fit a 96" prop on any RV. (Let alone keep the blades subsonic at the speeds...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,699
Posted By Sig600
High desert in NV. Density altitudes of 7k plus...

High desert in NV. Density altitudes of 7k plus with ambient temps above 105... With a 105-110 cruise climb I would tickle 198-200 in the climb.

Point being, a huge cooler is a crutch for an...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,431
Posted By Sig600
What was the use of RTV? We're they trying to...

What was the use of RTV? We're they trying to fix a leak or a bad flare?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,699
Posted By Sig600
I have the traditional 7 row mounted on the...

I have the traditional 7 row mounted on the baffles for a 230HP IO-360 and have zero cooling issues. In fact I've had to completely close the shutter all winter and still have to try very hard to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By Sig600
Which way are you orienting the crush gasket?

Which way are you orienting the crush gasket?
Forum: Builder Website Links 03-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,035
Posted By Sig600
Where in Pa?

Where in Pa?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By Sig600
Never thought to turn it on, I was just using the...

Never thought to turn it on, I was just using the map/nav log to see how accurate the numbers came out.

If I could make one suggestion for dynon...

Is it possible to have the system look ahead,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 37,625
Posted By Sig600
If you have Netflix, watch "Hot Coffee." It's a...

If you have Netflix, watch "Hot Coffee." It's a documentary on tort reform but soecifically delves into this case. You'll never use it as a punch line again, and McDonald's should've paid out 10x...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By Sig600
Finally got to use Dynon/Foreflight connect

Took my plane down to NC yesterday, and just as advertised...

I planned my flight a few days ago, picking waypoints, altitude, etc. Saved the flight plan in foreflight on my iPad.

Got to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,746
Posted By Sig600
I suspect you'll be over on your back long before...

I suspect you'll be over on your back long before you can get the traction to ground loop.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-19-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,644
Posted By Sig600
I would not do this, you're not lubricating the...

I would not do this, you're not lubricating the cam for all those rotations.

There is a way to prime the oil system (filling the hoses, cooler, pump, etc) with a power drill turning the oil pump...
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