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Forum: Texas (South) Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By rolivi
Jack posted this on PoA as well. I don't think...

Jack posted this on PoA as well. I don't think that thread mentioned that there were multiple victims.

Keep getting the word out. Pawn shops don't typically want aviation headsets because they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,089
Posted By rolivi
Free to Van's you mean. EVERYONE deriving value...

Free to Van's you mean. EVERYONE deriving value from this forum supports DR. Well they SHOULD anyway. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,077
Posted By rolivi
Wow. Tough situation to call. It depends A...

Wow. Tough situation to call.

It depends A LOT on the participants and their lawyers.

I doubt the soon to be ex wants the plane. Probably more interested in the house and car(s).

If you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,089
Posted By rolivi
Some value to the mothership comes from parts...

Some value to the mothership comes from parts sales for planes purchased flying which need repairs or updates. Does it not?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,089
Posted By rolivi
This poll is more flawed than the previous...

This poll is more flawed than the previous one.

Multiple builders cannot say they built more because of a website, any more than people who always by Chevrolet do so because of TV ads. They are...
Forum: GPS 12-09-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By rolivi
This thread got me thinking so I tested it... I...

This thread got me thinking so I tested it...

I got 01+40 when I disconnected external power to my 696.

I think that's good. I'll probably test it every 6 months.

My 6A has dual electronic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By rolivi
A better question is "What is the Total Time on...

A better question is "What is the Total Time on your RV?"

That includes prior ownership. The number of responses will tell you the percentage of the 10,000 planes.

My "guess" as to the number of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-30-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By rolivi
When I switched from 2-blade to the 3-blade Catto...

When I switched from 2-blade to the 3-blade Catto it became much more difficult to remove the lower.

I think there is a thread here about which direction to extend the gear leg opening to make it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,659
Posted By rolivi
Good fences make good neighbors. But yes, fences...

Good fences make good neighbors.

But yes, fences are a regional thing in the states.
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By rolivi
Perhaps a dumb question. Please be kind. I have...

Perhaps a dumb question. Please be kind.

I have a 430W and a GTX327. I'm thinking this echoUAT is perfect for my needs.

From what I can tell I put one little box in and run 1 wire from the 430W...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,780
Posted By rolivi
I think Bob is correct. I had some non-strike...

I think Bob is correct. I had some non-strike related items that were discovered during the inspection and I had to pay for them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,817
Posted By rolivi
Not to mention the guy behind you in the alley...

Not to mention the guy behind you in the alley that is trying to conform to the goal of this thread who will get propwashed by you while avoiding do the same to others.

Isn't the real point to be as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,817
Posted By rolivi
How is it off topic in a thread scolding pilots...

How is it off topic in a thread scolding pilots to scold pilots?

Brings to mind: When you point your finger at someone there will be 10 more pointing back at you.

[Is there a propwash equivalent?]
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By rolivi
How does the top part enhance the design? I have...

How does the top part enhance the design?

I have the AS and use it for my RV-6A so I'm curious if I'm missing something.

My stick is stock, so that might factor into in some way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,432
Posted By rolivi
Excuse the noob question. I have a plane power...

Excuse the noob question.

I have a plane power alternator. Would I do better to go with their standby alternator, or with the B&C standby.

(I'm sure I'll hear I should replace the primary with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By rolivi
I tried to take mine to Walmart and have them...

I tried to take mine to Walmart and have them polished up. The guy said they need to be on the vehicle. I said it's an airplane, where do you want me to land?!?

Then a few weeks later I saw one...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By rolivi
As has been said, pick the Auto Pilot by the...

As has been said, pick the Auto Pilot by the features and don't worry about the installation.

When I bought my plane it had a Navaid Devices wing leveler and an S-TEC altitude hold. Both worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By rolivi
Egad! I saw the title of your post and thought...

Egad! I saw the title of your post and thought it was going to be a FOR SALE post.

I'm glad it isn't!
Forum: Texas (North) 08-19-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,446
Posted By rolivi
According to the interwebs of things the name...

According to the interwebs of things the name change was FROM Aero Valley TO Northwest Regional around 1988.

Buy for many, Redbird will always be Redbird, Denton will never be Enterprise, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,556
Posted By rolivi
Opening an ancient thread, I know,...

Opening an ancient thread, I know, but...

anybody have the videos on this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rolivi
Those 52F guys are locked in for a couple months...

Those 52F guys are locked in for a couple months (runway closure).

Might try Jay Pratt http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm if you're looking for something sooner.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By rolivi
@Alex - Wow! I'm glad you asked this question. ...

@Alex - Wow! I'm glad you asked this question. I have dual electronic ignitions and I "assumed" if the indicator comes on I need to get on the ground before the battery decays (~30 mins)

Now I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By rolivi
Timing is everything. Many of the active are...

Timing is everything. Many of the active are heading North this weekend for that little airshow in Wisconsin. I'm not leaving until Wednesday this year, but I'm the lazy type and I bought mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By rolivi
And I'd like to add: Do this practice close to...

And I'd like to add: Do this practice close to the weight and balance you're expecting at the arrival.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By rolivi
Note that 18R/36L only exists for about 1 week...

Note that 18R/36L only exists for about 1 week per year. Normally it is known as Taxiway Alpha.

The tower guys do a great job handing out rapid fire instructions WITH reminders so you'll be told if...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-13-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By rolivi
T67 to OSH

How many from Hicks are going to the show?

We'll be going Wed-Sun. We're taking a certified plane so I'll be in the North 40.

I see Jay Pratt is going (imagine my surprise).

Who else?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By rolivi
@scroll - if it was black I would have bought it....

@scroll - if it was black I would have bought it.

Candy is particular about the colors of stuff :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By rolivi
As Ty1295 noted, and with a link to...

As Ty1295 noted, and with a link to help:
http://antisplataero.com/products/almost-a-rv14-seat-mod
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-18-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,531
Posted By rolivi
First I've heard of this. I'll be sending my...

First I've heard of this. I'll be sending my info for those passing through the DFW area.

Hangar space and maybe a guest room 6 miles away.
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,763
Posted By rolivi
These are mine. Delivered on promised date...

These are mine. Delivered on promised date (sadly not before)

http://www.classic.aero/web/images/1728-lrg.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By rolivi
Another good option in the area is Jay Pratt. ...

Another good option in the area is Jay Pratt. He's on here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By rolivi
Did not build, but I think the data plate should...

Did not build, but I think the data plate should not contain things that may change: Registration, Gross Weight, Engine, H.P. might not be the same for the life of the aircraft.
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,365
Posted By rolivi
In addition to the HBC and VFR or IFR signs,...

In addition to the HBC and VFR or IFR signs, you'll need one for your preference withing HBC. In prior years you specify:

#1. UP FRONT - LESS WALKING
#2. OUT BACK LESS TRAFFIC
#3. CLOSE TO...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By rolivi
PM sent to original poster

PM sent to original poster
Forum: Autopilots 02-28-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,174
Posted By rolivi
They are add on modules to the "legacy" Dynon...

They are add on modules to the "legacy" Dynon EFIS which is actually the main autopilot controller. (D-10A, D-100, or D-180)

The EFIS + Servos will handle it, but IMHO the HS34 and AP74 make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By rolivi
to see if it's a polerisastion (sp?) turn your...

to see if it's a polerisastion (sp?) turn your head 90 degrees to the display and see if it is brighter. If so, it is your glasses.

Same test works for older tablets that so many carry in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,261
Posted By rolivi
Can you post a picture of this arrangement? ...

Can you post a picture of this arrangement? Inquiring minds...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,504
Posted By rolivi
My (limited) understanding is that the two major...

My (limited) understanding is that the two major differences are that the 7's are pre-punched and have a taller Vertical Stabilizer.

Seems that the VS from the 7 can be fit to a 6 build, so then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,577
Posted By rolivi
My backup six-pack is an Airspeed indicator, a...

My backup six-pack is an Airspeed indicator, a TruTrak ADI w/backup battery, and an Altimeter.

If the D-100 fails the three round instruments below it will tell me what I need to know.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-31-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By rolivi
If it were Saturday I'd be all over it... Don't...

If it were Saturday I'd be all over it...

Don't get back from Florida until Friday afternoon :(
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-26-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By rolivi
DFW area fly-out 1/28

There's a good size (and growing) group from Pilots of America heading out to Tyler (KTYR) on Saturday 28JAN2017.

We've settled on a meet time of 10:30.

If you were going flying and needed a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Today's pricing would be $1500 for the number I...

Today's pricing would be $1500 for the number I would like.

Finding the current registrant, obtaining the number, and transferring it to me is a service TO ME that would be worth the small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
When I haven't been saying there is nothing wrong...

When I haven't been saying there is nothing wrong the practice, I've been looking for the current registrant of the tail number I'd like for my second plane.

I've got a tail number with one numeric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Perhaps a gofundme campaign can solve your...

Perhaps a gofundme campaign can solve your nonexistent problem.

I'd donate, except that a donation to VAF is a substantially better investment.

Does anybody ever finish Phase I testing and lament...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Okay.. okay.. okay... Now that I understand the...

Okay.. okay.. okay...

Now that I understand the desperate situation that nobody is in, trying to tackle this problem that does not exist, I can provide a PERFECT solution:

Anyone who can afford to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Unfortunately we're 7 pages in and nobody has...

Unfortunately we're 7 pages in and nobody has identified an ACTUAL PROBLEM in search of a solution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
There can never be a monopoly on N-number...

There can never be a monopoly on N-number registrations. It's a moronic implication since the solution is ADD ONE CHARACTER.

Some math expert can tell us how many $5 bills it would take to own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
What's unfortunate is that all this faux outrage...

What's unfortunate is that all this faux outrage and seeking legislative or administrative relief from this supposedly wrongful practice will make pilots look like a bunch of whiny children.

Then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Like buying every combination of lottery tickets...

Like buying every combination of lottery tickets and hoping no one else gets the right combo by accident? heehee

And I doubt anyone is seeking out that perfect deer tag number. (isn't there a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
ROFL - You don't want to argue on the web but you...

ROFL - You don't want to argue on the web but you do want to make spurious accusations, interfere with a business model, and urge legislation or administrative action to stop that which you find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Another public attack on the poor guy. ...

Another public attack on the poor guy. Meh.

Vanity License Plates for your car, Ham radio call signs, telephone numbers, and domain names are other examples of things you can purchase from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Why is your decision to interfere with his legal...

Why is your decision to interfere with his legal and potentially profitable business an altruistic endeavor?

Have any of your rights been infringed upon? Do you suffered any damages?

You, on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-19-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By rolivi
Worth it to me... but then, I don't have a...

Worth it to me... but then, I don't have a parking brake and most of my passengers are either ppl holders or a student (my GF)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,740
Posted By rolivi
Not a Scam

If they are the holder of the number registration they can ask any price they want.

It's only a SCAM if they portend to have the number registration but do not actually grant their rights to it upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,920
Posted By rolivi
Nose Job 2 Lip Skid Probably will do the gear...

Nose Job 2
Lip Skid

Probably will do the gear bearings (all three) this year.

Considering the oil system mods.

And I must say, they are AWESOME when you call for help. I'm mechanically inept and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Posted By rolivi
I use fltplan.com (Free) And for weather and...

I use fltplan.com (Free)
And for weather and planning I use weathermeister.com ($50/yr or so)
Forum: Reviews 01-02-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,098
Posted By rolivi
Haven't bought yet but I'm watching the Trig TT31...

Haven't bought yet but I'm watching the Trig TT31 to replace my GTX337 to cover my ADS-B out needs (1090ES)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By rolivi
If you're flying in, those bikes may not be of...

If you're flying in, those bikes may not be of much good.

Check the rules, but I know they aren't allowed in HBC or anywhere inside the event. That's why they have those big pens.

The North Forty...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,018
Posted By rolivi
I thought the OP was asking about buying a 6 and...

I thought the OP was asking about buying a 6 and converting to a 6A. (His sig says WTB 6A)

I've seen the question before. I've never seen it quantified, but buying a flying RV and moving the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,018
Posted By rolivi
That's just mean. :) I was going to say it is...

That's just mean. :)

I was going to say it is easy... sell the 6 and buy a 6A. No tools required. Just a pen!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By rolivi
Paging Jay Honeck.... Port A to Oshkosh.

Paging Jay Honeck.... Port A to Oshkosh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By rolivi
Your dog looks perplexed by this..

Your dog looks perplexed by this..
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