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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe

https://www.amazon.com/Lighting-Controller-Incandescent-Aircraft-Interior/dp/B0756NDLPM/ref=mp_s_a_1_42?crid=1LAUFZL71I1EB&keywords=pwm+dimmer+12v&qid=1555416090&s=gateway&sprefix=pwm+dimmer&sr=8-42
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By rocketman1988
or...

possibly a PWM controller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By rocketman1988
Ditto

I was really excited about the panel planner software. After using it for awhile, I found that it did not meet my expectations...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,921
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...a proficient pilot should be able to aviate, navigate, and communicate effectively at all times..."

Ever hear of task saturation? It can happen to even the best of pilots. Just because you are...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,921
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh...

Keeping an eye on the systems?

Fuel flow, egt, cht, etc...

If you prefer to go it alone, great. I prefer to have one person flying the airplane at all times and not be heads down looking at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,865
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

"...The morale of this story is airline pilots are not very good at stick and rudder..."

Really?

What an arrogant comment. I am hoping you have the skills to back it up...

Just remember,...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,921
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry.

"...I am not thrilled with the concept for first flights in our simple aircraft - the extra person really adds no value to the testing of the aircraft..."

...except...

it allows the person who is...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,921
Posted By rocketman1988
Pilot

I think it is a beneficial program... assuming the additional pilot meets the appropriate qualifications as is NOT just along for the ride.

It should enhance safety as one pilot can devote 100% of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah but...

Be careful, just because you paid and “reserved” a number online, doesn’t mean that you have it for certain. Only the letter from the FAA confirming it’s yours is the guarantee. This is detailed on...
Forum: Primers 04-08-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By rocketman1988
Prime

I talked to SW about this when using their P60G2 primer. The tech that I spoke with recommended priming right away as the Aluminum does begin to oxidize immediately. He said that the primer will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...But then I remember a tread on this forum where the product is criticized for not covering a certain failure scenario. A scenario of which others say is unrealistic. And that's where this forum...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rocketman1988
"...Yet we second guess Lycoming all the...

"...Yet we second guess Lycoming all the time..."

I spoke with an engine manufacturer (continental) some years ago about electronic ignition and why it wasn't being used. He indicated that it was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

As a large majority of the “recommendations” here lean to the negative side, a baseline, proven electrical backbone would definitely be a good thing.

That being said, there is a basic electrical...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...It is obvious that most do not really know what they are getting into with EFI. The few here that do make it look so easy and safe that it lulls others to follow. I would love to have EFI in my...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By rocketman1988
I asked

I also called and asked West technical. They do not recommend straight epoxy to bond plexiglass. They did say that the GFlex product would work with proper surface prep...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By rocketman1988
one reason...

Epoxy doesn't adhere very well to plexiglass...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-01-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,853
Posted By rocketman1988
Comment

I see no personal attack, only the definition of a word.

If, however, you feel it applies, consider it “legitimate commentary”...

Make it a great day.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By rocketman1988
Rivets

If the instructions call for the hard rivets, that’s what I would use...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-01-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,853
Posted By rocketman1988
...

arrogance noun
ar·​ro·​gance | \ ˈer-ə-gən(t)s , ˈa-rə-\
Definition of arrogance
: an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,189
Posted By rocketman1988
Numbers

According to Van’s, there are currently 919 flying -10s. Still pales incomparison to the number of 172/182 aircraft out there...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,595
Posted By rocketman1988
And

...and everyone is entitled to their own opinions in our wonderful hobby...

It is unfortunate that there are some that can’t accept that there is more than one way (their way) to do things, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,595
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, there are many here who choose the status quo because that’s how it’s always been done...

Had Van himself used that line of thinking, there would be no RVs to fly and this discussion would not...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,189
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

Could it be that there have only been about 800 RV-10 kits sold versus the THOUSANDS of Cessnas?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

What he said^^^^
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rocketman1988
True

True, I have not.

I have also flown IFR with equipped with the "simple" tech he recommends, as well as far more complicated systems.

It all comes down to what each individual wants. There are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By rocketman1988
Good Luck

"1. 18 months to 5+ years. Depends on how much time you put into it. Vans has an hour estimate. I plan on doing it in 14-16 months barring any unforeseen delays in shipping etc. I have already built...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rocketman1988
Unless...

Unless you want more than a VFR toy...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,963
Posted By rocketman1988
True

No perfect system but knowing what "bites" is definitely important to know ahead of time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By rocketman1988
I used Falcon

$900/year for $150K, non motion.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,963
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep...

"...Failure analysis is a joke without knowing the probability of failure of each component..."

That is a fact. There are people here that are trying desperately to design a perfect system...not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh, huh...

Yep, heard that before...been waiting the better part of a DECADE for them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

What he said^^^^^
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By rocketman1988
Hahahahaha

They will be available at Oshkosh...20xx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By rocketman1988
Well

The unregulated one works off of a switch and draws about 11 amps or so all the time.

The regulated one is temp controlled and only draws what is necessary to maintain its temp. It also has a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By rocketman1988
Txpndr

I’ll take the transponder if still available. PM sent.
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

Yep and the dreaded PIO usually doesn’t end well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,133
Posted By rocketman1988
Me too

Someone snagged the numbers I had reserved for three consecutive years...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
Again...

“...Apparently, the landing gear on my Lancair is different enough from the RV gear that I can make "level" landings with no problem...”

Again, go for it if it works for you. I stand by my comments,...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

Well, for one thing, typically the design loads are smaller for the nose gear. Why?...because the main gear is supposed to take a majority of the landing loads. This requires a lighter structure as...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
And

Landing on the nose gear in ANY tricycle configuration aircraft is not recommended...

Three point landings in a taildragger is great; in a trike, not so much...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...I am no instructor but.... that sounds crazy?? You are supposed to be making turns low and slow with the stall horn going off?? No thanks. Wife and kids wouldnt like that. I can understand...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow...

Now that's scary...and it came from an examiner?
Forum: Safety 03-24-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
yes...

It is called flying for a reason!:D

If you let the A/P do all the work, you are managing, not flying...:D
Forum: Safety 03-24-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes...

"...Today I'm itching to get out there and get to work..."

That is a good thing! Realize that with the speed of a RV, you also have access to more airports than the 172s would care to go.

The most...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,601
Posted By rocketman1988
Design

Lots of things COULD be designed but Van's is a business; there has to be a substantial ROI for any new aircraft design...

Realistically, what is the market size for a turbine powered super STOL,...
Forum: Safety 03-24-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

"...Just seems so wrong!..."

Why? They have just as much right to the airport as you...and making your airplane do what you want it to is good practice for you.

As an instructor, I see it time and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,892
Posted By rocketman1988
Odds

“...the statistical odds...”

Like the change in draft of an aircraft carrier when a fly lands on it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By rocketman1988
time

When do you anticipate the new version will be available for purchase?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,981
Posted By rocketman1988
aerobatics

"...To me, anything more than an occasional roll simply isn't fun. Your poll presumes that the activity is fun; to me it isn't..."

Exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,981
Posted By rocketman1988
Poll

I have done aerobatics and have training but am not really interested in this facet of aviation. Most have been in a Decathlon and Skybolt. Building a -10 so...

According to your poll, I guess "I...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By rocketman1988
WD-1006 Torque tubes

Are you certain that the WD-1006 Rudder Torque Tubes are located properly?

There is a WD-1006-R and a WD-1006-L...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,922
Posted By rocketman1988
Um...

"...What's a good guess for dirt cheap cost on all that?..."

No such thing...this is aviation!
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,573
Posted By rocketman1988
Calcs

Actually in training for a new aircraft for the next four weeks but I will try and get a print out for you...
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,573
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

It's nice when the data agrees with the math!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,939
Posted By rocketman1988
lines

If you are considering an EFII system any time in the future, the return lines should be 3/8", same as the supply lines...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By rocketman1988
No

No it actually was a ground loop problem...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,920
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

There are many more to choose from, if you don't like that one...

The point is, it doesn't matter WHAT kind of aircraft is involved, the potential for an accident is still there. What matters is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By rocketman1988
Funny...

Funny, Carl, that you can make that statement with absolute certainty.

I had a similar issue in my C172...and it WAS a ground loop issue. That is why I suggested it...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,920
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah, no

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HywcgsgrQQA

That's just one; many more are available.

It would seem that it is not the particular "tool" (aircraft) being used but the operator...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By rocketman1988
Also...

There is a section in the Aeroelectric Connection book that may help.

All that happens when you push a PTT is the mic key wire goes to ground. I would start by looking at how it and the affected...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,082
Posted By rocketman1988
Bulkhead

Isn’t there a bulkhead just aft of that break?
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By rocketman1988
Fiberfrax

I am planning on using a layer of fiberfrax on the inside of the cowl in those areas...
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