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Forum: COMM 11-12-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By terrykohler
The Problem With Most Baseball Caps

That darn button on top.
Just cut if off. It really serves no purpose.
No more dent in the middle of your head after removing your headset.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,578
Posted By terrykohler
A Word of Caution

Vlad:
If you're going to be crossing into Russian airspace with 20+ aircraft, I'd be worried about all of the firepower ready to go just in case they decide you're leading a hostile group.

Would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By terrykohler
Anti-Splat Aero Easy Exit Bar

A+
Another winner from Allan and his West Coast "Skunkworks".
Fits perfectly. Easiest "add-on" I've ever put on 3TP. Works great. Just gotta figure out a durable finish that will blend into my...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By terrykohler
Tan- Vans 4 Point

Just replaced with Crow 5 point
Call me if interested- 248-417-8585
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By terrykohler
It IS Very Weak...

..and it certainly isn’t an anti-ice device. On the ground when you’re not ramming air into the front end is nothing like you might encounter while flying, so it was a good lesson/heads up.
In icing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By terrykohler
Just to be clear

What Bob is saying. Your default selection going in is “vectors”. If you’ve not selected an IAF and just roll into the inbound course, the 650 assumes you’re not on the approach (still being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By terrykohler
Prevailing Torque is a Measure of the Effectiveness of the Lock

It’s really a check to make sure the “lock” is within specification. Typically, the fasteners are test to a specification for “first on” i.e., is too much torque required to run the nut down. Next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By terrykohler
Don’t “Need” an IFR GPS

We flew IFR for many years before GPS was born. The OP is correct in that the Val429 can provide the minimum legal equipment required - I used one myself for years.
The problem today is that VORs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By terrykohler
Depends on Where Your Height "Comes From"

The RV9 cockpit is the same as the RV7. I believe there should be no head height difference between the slider and tip-up.
I'm 6 feet tall, but my inseam is 28 inches, so my upper body is more like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,121
Posted By terrykohler
Happy Ending

Turns out the engine wasn't burning oil or blowing it out of the stacks. Problem was traced to a failed gasket on the plate of the rear accessory cover. Puzzled as to why this would show up after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,320
Posted By terrykohler
Bottom Plug Loading Up With Lead?

The lead has likely been happily building up on the piston heads for some time. If you switched to hotter plugs, it would make sense that the bottom plugs are the ones loading up (gravity at work). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,121
Posted By terrykohler
Thanks Guys!

Rather than just accept the consumption rate, I'm probably going to start diagnostics this weekend following your suggestions. Fingers crossed that the fix is quick (another "20 minute" aviation...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,121
Posted By terrykohler
Question for Engine Experts

Since new, my O320-D1A has burned less than a quart of oil every 25 hours.
Somewhere at just over 1,000 hours, I switched from Aeroshell 20W50 to Exxon Elite.
In the past 50 hours (now at about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By terrykohler
Thanks!

Information appreciated.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By terrykohler
Starter Ring for O320 - E2D Wanted

Friend in the hangar behind me is building an Akrosport and is looking for a starter ring. Not sure if it takes a 10/12 or 12/14. Can anyone tell me? Anyone got one for sale? How much?
Terry,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 31,783
Posted By terrykohler
Photo Alert

Marty:
Note DAR Ted Gauthier’s feeble attempt to appear to have “normal” stature. It should also be pointed out that he’s wearing a ball cap to hide his own version of “a high and tight USMC haircut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By terrykohler
Doc Billingsly

Good stuff. Keep posting. I'm still learning about Basic Med, and it keeps getting better.
Thanks,
Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By terrykohler
Please Contact John Owen or your own AME

I'm not a doctor, but it seems to me that you have "a coronary heart disease that required treatment". Basic Med is not a get out of jail free card. There are a number of conditions that REQUIRE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By terrykohler
ANY cardiac event dumps you back to the FAA

I started down the S.I. trail four years ago (stent). They (FAA)require certain testing and labs within a required time frame. Requesting exceptions leads to further delays or denial. Even the...
Forum: RV-4 02-27-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By terrykohler
Blocking the Inlets Might Not be a Good Idea

I think most owners that fly in the Northern States or cold weather block off only the oil cooler. In my case, I mount a restrictor plate behind the cooler and cover about 2/3 of the front (this is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By terrykohler
GRT Sport EX is Very Readable

Hi Guys:
Don't know about the character size of one screen versus the other (best to call GRT on that), but colors and lines are crisp and bright. My point of reference for size is my old steam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,974
Posted By terrykohler
I started flight training to see if I could overcome sickness

Brad:
Really bad for me in the beginning as well. Found when I climbed above the bumps into cooler air, the problem went away. Still don't like steep turn and spins- I tend to fly VERY smoothly even...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-08-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 95,483
Posted By terrykohler
"Brantel" Just Doesn't Work Anymore

With all that hardware hanging around your neck, how about "Mr. B".
Great job.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By terrykohler
Not Eacctly Sure What You're Looking for, but...

As already mentioned, the TSO'd box feeds information into the EFIS, which is really just a display (I know, it can be wired to a GPS antenna as well,). When using the EFIS as your primary flight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-06-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,682
Posted By terrykohler
CAFE Report

Try this for the RV9A performance report

http://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/rv-9a.pdf

Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-27-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,106
Posted By terrykohler
Sounds Like a Great Setup

On my 2004 build, I paired the O320D1A with the Vans recommended Sensenich prop. It's been a workhorse, but the prop is RPM limited and the mass is such that I can't really get over 2600 RPM except...
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By terrykohler
Works Very Well

Simple to install. I have a slightly used unit (including antenna and pigtail) that tied into my GRT Sport EX. It's been replaced with a Uavionix in/out unit. If you only want free weather and...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By terrykohler
Another Yea for Terry Lutz

Jack:
Pretty tough to get anyone more qualified to do your initial flight(s). Terry was also the test pilot for local DAR Ted Gauthier (RV6-N16TG), as well as Dave Pohl (RV7A-N442DP), both long time...
Forum: Propellers 11-02-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By terrykohler
Take a Good Look at the Bolt Threads...

...if they all look the same and the threads themselves aren't misshapen, the problem is likely elsewhere. Also, dichromate (the gold color) missing from the threads is common. This is from friction...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By terrykohler
Based at PTK with GTN650 in my 9A

Jim:
I'm not too far away. If you're interested in practicing together occasionally, perhaps we can take turns flying in each other's planes and we can both learn something in the process. This...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-24-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By terrykohler
Elegant...

Steve:
I've been handing out rolls of electrical tape at my departure points and having a lineman tape the front seam. I really like your solution - I'm putting it into my "Why didn't I think of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,785
Posted By terrykohler
Abort!

Please, Please, Please..don't continue a takeoff after you've hit something. Chop the power, pull the mixture, fuel off, master off, ignition off and GET OUT! Assume the plane is leaking fuel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By terrykohler
Mount A COMM Antenna Under the Wing?

When I re-did my panel, I left my wingtip Marker Beacon antenna intact. Easiest would be to replace it with an archer COMM antenna, but the reviews on this forum have been less than stellar. BTW,...
Forum: Midwest 10-11-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By terrykohler
Possible Help Right There at KSAW

Jesse:
If you haven't already run into him, look up Roger Bentlage at KSAW. He has an RV7 on the field as well as a Pitts S2 and might be coaxed into helping you a bit. While not a flight instructor,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,365
Posted By terrykohler
You Didn't Say Anthing about Comm, so Assuming that's Covered...

Stick with the 625-the ground based stuff will likely soon be a thing of the past for GA. Add a 345 transponder that will make you 2020 compliant and allow weather and traffic to show on the G3X. Add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By terrykohler
Kyle is Correct, but there's more...

If the grass field isn't extremely smooth and the wheel rolls into a slight depression, all of a sudden, the weight and forward momentum is being carried by the bottom surface of the fairing, rather...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By terrykohler
Congratulations Mike!

Your first flight in the 9A you built will be exactly that - RV grin and all. Good decision making is one of the hardest things to teach and learn, but your approach to the entire project will ensure...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,692
Posted By terrykohler
If Your Cardiologist is Familiar with FAA Paperwork...

Jon
...as soon as he's willing to clear you, get your "package" together and get with your AME. He'll need to give you the normal exam, but will need to forward the cardio stuff to OK City for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,082
Posted By terrykohler
Actually, Not A Bad Thing To Practice

Let me clarify...
With a 53-55 kt approach in the 9A (GW Vso of 44 Kts), it's not an unreasonable target. Rather than risk flat- spotting a tire or wearing out your brakes, it's best to just coast...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,692
Posted By terrykohler
BASIC MED - Unintended Consequences?

While I still seem to run into the occasional pilot who thinks that Basic Med is some sort of government plot to dump costs and liability onto the private sector, I’ve come to the conclusion that for...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,132
Posted By terrykohler
From the Dynon Manual

"First, the WEATHER button within the MAP LAYER group must be enabled. Once the weather layer is turned on, the two types of data controlled in the MAP CONTENTS group will be presented on top of any...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,132
Posted By terrykohler
I have a GRT EX, but...

ADSB weather and Terrain can't be viewed at the same time. Also, I have a menu button on the box where I can select Radar - this needs to be on. Finally, while I can typically pick up traffic while...
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By terrykohler
Performance Flight Accomplished

Did the flight Saturday in mostly IMC conditions using the Class C airspace around nearby KFNT. Climbed to 10,000 in an attempt to get clear of the building cumulus, but that wasn't working, so I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By terrykohler
Forgot about the Antenna

Steve:
There is a dipole or TED antenna included in the kit. Depending on where you mount the unit, you'll need a coax cable (not included) to complete the installation. I mounted my antenna just...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By terrykohler
Got It!

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/

Click on #4 (fly and validate)

Thanks Noel.

Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By terrykohler
Question re. ADS-B

I've just installed the Uavionix Echo UAT, and it seems to be working great. I'm aware that as a TSO'd/experimental unit, the device with give me compliance with the 2020 mandate, but is not eligible...
Forum: Safety 08-07-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By terrykohler
We're Getting Old

IIRC, my own early instrument instruction included some ranting about using a rotatable card on the NDB approaches - like it would destroy my capability to figure out headings and intercepts on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,798
Posted By terrykohler
Congratulations!

Best reason ever to declare an emergency and get priority handling.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,848
Posted By terrykohler
Check With Uavionix

I believe you'll find they don't qualify for the rebate due to their experimental nature. Still a great deal.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: Safety 07-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,138
Posted By terrykohler
A Couple of Well-Worn Expressions Come to Mind

"You can't fix stupid" and "He's Over 40, You're not going to change him"

Bill:
I know this subject has been kicked around on a number of occasions, yet it keeps cropping up. If the sponsors of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By terrykohler
If You Know Anyone Going in a Day of Two Ahead..

You may want to call and see if you can get a grass/turf report. Some pants are cut with very little clearance, which could be a problem if the grass is long. Nothing wrong with going "commando" if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,786
Posted By terrykohler
My RV9A Was A Minimalist IFR Platform

After flying a very well loaded Cessna T210 for many years, I built my 9A to be a really bare bones instrument machine - No vacuum system, ADI (with backup battery) for heading and attitude, an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,786
Posted By terrykohler
What Bob Said

In the "old days", the electric turn coordinator provided a level of backup to the vacuum driven instruments, i.e. failure of one would not result in failure of the other. Keep the wings level (or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By terrykohler
Just a Thought

If the weather is decent this weekend, I could meet you somewhere around Dayton. My 9A has an O320 and a FP prop. Call me if interested -(248)417-8585.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By terrykohler
Today's Front Page

Axel:
Test pilot and astronaut candidate. What the heck is she doing in the rear seat????
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-17-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By terrykohler
They're All Around You

Go to the RV "White Pages" on this site. Do a lookup by model number. Each model is listed by state, with the owner and phone number also listed. You'll likely find several 6's at Pontiac, as well as...
Forum: Safety 06-14-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,612
Posted By terrykohler
Even With Training, You're Not Likely to do the Right Things

You may recall the story of Scott O'Grady, USAF pilot shot down over Bosnia. In spite of all of the repetitious training and participation at SERE school, review of his actions after the fact showed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-11-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,766
Posted By terrykohler
A Few Comments on Technique and Equipment

Ten to fifteen degrees of flaps will help you get "unstuck" faster and so will raising the nose as soon as you're able. However, raising it more than a couple of inches above the grass will detract...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,044
Posted By terrykohler
Foam Ear Plugs

I just spoke with a recently retired small animal vet/pilot/builder about this issue, as I'm going to need to fly my daughter's French Bulldog from Michigan to Rhode Island.
He seemed to think that...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-29-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,029
Posted By terrykohler
Wrong Question

"I know that flying IFR ( i am low time IFR) you will run into ice despite your best planning so my question is.....

is there any after market de ice or anti-ice systems that can be installed on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By terrykohler
Memorial Day - Take a Short Pause to Consider

This was from a speech several years ago by Marine Corps General John Kelly honoring two fallen soldiers. They could be any of our...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,819
Posted By terrykohler
While Most Elements Listed are Typically Found in Steel...

Copper is an interesting one and has been previously discussed on the forum. The production of camshafts typically involve a copper plating/flash that is scrubbed off the bearing surfaces before...
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