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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By Bill Dicus
hearing aids

I have Resound hearing aids from Costco. I leave them in and powered on with my David Clark headsets. No problems so far with understanding radio talk.
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By Bill Dicus
Inverted flight

A British RV-8 owner published results of a very complete spin series in the RVator. The plane exhibited completely normal entry and recovery characteristics for upright and inverted spins when...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,887
Posted By Bill Dicus
Talking Flaps

A Careless pilot I know very well forgot to retract them before take off once, during phase one. 2nd flight I think. 40 degrees! The plane was very light. The deck angle was tremendously steep and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bill Dicus
Dig event

Wonderful news Tom. Get building!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,388
Posted By Bill Dicus
Breezy

Wonderful Jeff. Congratulations are well-deserved! Now for the -8?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By Bill Dicus
EM 101

Sent the message yesterday. No response yet.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By Bill Dicus
Break-in

Had trouble getting my engine warm enough on the first flight. OAT was about freezing. I climbed out at 100 mph. EGT's were in the 1400 to low 1500s and CHT's from 270 to 305. Added air dams in front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,920
Posted By Bill Dicus
Conduit

We did the conduit, not knowing it was flammable. It was a terrible pain to pull through the ribs; if my wife had ever left me it would have been then. We would not do that again.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Bill Dicus
Transporting to airport

We used one of the sliding flatbeds with a winch for my RV-8 and got the wings on with the fuselage. It worked out very well for a 35 mile ride to the airport. Some interesting gawkers on the way!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-09-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bill Dicus
Acrob

Nice flying Luke, and incredibly beautiful scenery. Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,414
Posted By Bill Dicus
Seajl

Thanks Steve. Great pics. I'm pulling for an absolutely dry engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,848
Posted By Bill Dicus
RV-8

I would add a battery access panel to the package shelf and the after part of the Rear baggage. Actually I had Dennis Millsap help me with this, since I'm getting pretty old! He did a nice job I...
Forum: Northwest 07-13-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Bill Dicus
Idaho Falls

We have RON'ed many times there enroute from Milwaukee to Oregon. It was a friendly and pleasant airport and the town is lovely to visit in the summer; we really enjoyed it. Have no info on living...
Forum: RV-4 06-27-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,704
Posted By Bill Dicus
The first ride in an RV for me was in a -4, flown...

The first ride in an RV for me was in a -4, flown by the builder who was both ex fighter pilot and aeronautical engineer. He felt linear projections made 4 G limits safe at our weight with two up...
Forum: RV-4 06-27-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,704
Posted By Bill Dicus
SplitSimmelman

Of course you're right! I did mean split S. Thanks for the correction.
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,704
Posted By Bill Dicus
RV-4 acro

The entry speed for an Immelmann is critical. You cannot enter this maneuver at anything close to normal cruise speed and complete it safely. I think that Van specifies an entry speed of 90 to 110...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,282
Posted By Bill Dicus
nutplates

I used the #4 screws and nut plates from Cleveland for my wingtips..Boelube on all the screws and regular screwdrivers of proper size Absolutely no problem. Have had wingtips on and off a few times...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,980
Posted By Bill Dicus
X the pond!

Let me know if you need a place to stay in Milwaukee. We'd love to have you! Good airport at KMWC... Have a wonderful trip.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-08-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Bill Dicus
first flight

Nice work Alain! Good video and lovely country. Our son will visit Annecy in July. Enjoy phase one, have fun and fly safely.. Guillaume.
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By Bill Dicus
gap

Mine on the RV-8 is 9-10/64. Looks good and have had no contact between spinner and cowl with maximum positive and negative G' during phase one. Lord mounts seem stable with no change in last 10-15...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,952
Posted By Bill Dicus
Crate damage

Mine came with all external reinforcements gone, exterior plywood bowed and distorted, some openings at the corners, and four fork lift penetrations full depth into the box. But.. nothing inside was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bill Dicus
Corsica

Thanks Remy!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bill Dicus
Corsica

What a beautiful island! We never flew. Went by ferry. We enjoyed the place thoroughly. It has a lot of variety, terrain and interesting history. Go if you can... Thanks for the write up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bill Dicus
Backups

Since others have posted about these things, I should add that 69D has two batteries, two alternators and two independent ADHARS. I'm very dependent on that single engine!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bill Dicus
IFR backup

Primary EFIS AFS 3400; Secondary EFIS Dynon D-10A; 3rd iPad with Fore Flight; 4th TruTrak ADI (and round ASI, ALT, VSI), 5th TruTrak Vizion. Both EFIS' and ADI have backup batteries. If the engine...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,336
Posted By Bill Dicus
Wisconsin

3D2, Ephraim-Gibralter airport in upper Door County is great. Scenic area. Two towns nearby with good restaurants may provide rides to get food. The airport association mans a local office and can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,643
Posted By Bill Dicus
W & B

I would appreciate a copy also. My email is Billdicus75@gmail.com. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,520
Posted By Bill Dicus
I'll try that too Kevin. Thanks much for input...

I'll try that too Kevin. Thanks much for input...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,520
Posted By Bill Dicus
Thanks again Dan.

Thanks again Dan.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,520
Posted By Bill Dicus
Thanks Michael. Trying to learn.

Thanks Michael. Trying to learn.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,723
Posted By Bill Dicus
Hotel

Thanks Gary. I will try to update my info.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,723
Posted By Bill Dicus
RV Hotel

Thanks Bill. What is Doug's e mail? Tried the URL suggested with no luck...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,520
Posted By Bill Dicus
Thanks Dan. Will try this - never had courage to...

Thanks Dan. Will try this - never had courage to do it before ("big pull"). My original question still stands. That is, since I spent a lot of time leaning very slowly in the Redbox area, why did my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,723
Posted By Bill Dicus
RV Hotel

My is hopelessly outdated. I don't know how to edit it. Doug can you help me?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,520
Posted By Bill Dicus
Thanks for your reply Dan. I guess I was...

Thanks for your reply Dan. I guess I was concerned about the rather slow and gradual leaning process that I have had to use define peak. This left EGT in the red box area for a while every time I...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bill Dicus
Pink slip

Hearty congratulations, Phil. It's a magnificent achievement!
Forum: Midwest 05-06-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Bill Dicus
Airports near GRB

A really nice fly out is 3 Delta 2 an airport that has a single paved runway and sometimes usable grass strip as well. It's a little farther north, located in a beautiful area. There is a good local...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,389
Posted By Bill Dicus
Clamps

I'd like to have six if still available! Can send a check or give you a card. I don't use PayPal. Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,520
Posted By Bill Dicus
Detonation

Before I had "learned" any of theleanng stuff from VAF, I had operated a number of engines for over 2000 hours. One was a Piper Lance PA32R with a 300 hp IO540. We ran this 100 ROP in climb and @...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bill Dicus
Curious

Thanks Bill. I didn't know about the Redbull accident. That is encouraging as was the Hawaiian ditching.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bill Dicus
Getting out

I recall reading about an unfortunate incident in which an RV-8 in-flight caught fire. The desperate pilot was able to exit the aircraft but had no parachute. This obviously was like the prior case...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
O2
Views: 2,371
Posted By Bill Dicus
O2

Anyone with mounting suggestions for the RV-8 please chime in. We have an RV-8 and a MountainHigh 22 cu/ft bottle. Any input welcome and appreciated!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bill Dicus
Ant

The 430 WAAS antenna is different than the one for the original 430. You have to have the correct antenna for proper function. The WAAS antenna, IIRC, uses a threaded connector instead of the older...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,396
Posted By Bill Dicus
Water

Thanks for the heads up! I certainly will be careful to ensure cowl plugs are in place when outside. Let me know if you do the snifflevalve install and how that works. Thanks again.
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By Bill Dicus
Jig

One was included with my (older) RV-8 QB kit. Ordered a second which was handy for the rigging of ailerons. It would be an easy part to miss or mislay!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,867
Posted By Bill Dicus
A & P

Very nice going, Paul (and Louise)!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,416
Posted By Bill Dicus
Nos gear

Vans has been flying RV 6 A's, RV 7A's, RV 8A's and 9A's for many years and as far as I know I has not experienced a nosewheel failure. This suggests that there is a pilot factor that comes to play...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bill Dicus
Tail wheel wt

My CG is no too far aft. Hope yours will be fine - probably is!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bill Dicus
Tail wheel wt

My CG is no too far aft. Hope yours will be fine - probably is!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bill Dicus
Tail Wheel weight

Just over 100#, 3 point, canopy open.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,980
Posted By Bill Dicus
jack points

I 'd like a set for my rv-8. Sent you an e-mail. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,830
Posted By Bill Dicus
Poll

I voted #1 as best option. In reality, was lucky to have a fair amount of back seat time in a friend's RV-8 including several landings. Then Jeff Point flew me in his -6 where he had me do landings...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,930
Posted By Bill Dicus
Unhappy Mistakes

You mean somebody else back riveted without the ribs in place? That's hard to believe! Sure is deflating, especially after sitting all those rivets so perfectly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,160
Posted By Bill Dicus
Smile Seats

Abby at Flightline did my seats. She put a nice cloth upholstery with some temper foam in addition to the basic vans foam set. I was very pleased with her fair prices, and her excellent workmanship....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,160
Posted By Bill Dicus
Seats

Abby at flightline did my seats. She put a nice cloth upholstery with some temper foam in addition to the basic vans foam set. I was very pleased with her fair prices, and her excellent workmanship....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,093
Posted By Bill Dicus
Flutter

Freeedom from flutter was tested in a careful scientific way for.the RV-8 after a structural failure accident years ago. This was documented in the RVator at the time. If you can't find it I'll look...
Forum: Southeast 02-11-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bill Dicus
AVL

Darn autocorrect! His name is Woofter, Doug...
Forum: Southeast 02-11-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bill Dicus
RV-6

Doug Wooster lives by Asheville. He's an IA who helped with my -8.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bill Dicus
Documents

Mine are in a transparent faced pouch w self adhesive backing on the right side mid fuselage wall. Works well. Will try to post a pic
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 168,874
Posted By Bill Dicus
330ES

Oops - got on wrong thread! Sorry...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 168,874
Posted By Bill Dicus
330ES

Who did your upgrade and what was your cost? Thanks for any info!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,764
Posted By Bill Dicus
IPad

Tried both in RV-8 and now use only the Mini.
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