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Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By springer
I agree, even after many Bus years, my right hand...

I agree, even after many Bus years, my right hand works better.

I was "stuck" in Germany for 3.5 years while you were enjoying short 6 mth cruises on the Boat.:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By springer
Ok then, would you rather fly with your left hand...

Ok then, would you rather fly with your left hand or your right hand?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By springer
I was one as well. Would you rather fly a Tweet...

I was one as well. Would you rather fly a Tweet or a Talon?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,507
Posted By springer
Now my feelings are hurt. I raised your gear...

Now my feelings are hurt. I raised your gear (B-727) before Doug ever did while showing you pics of my '88 RV-4.:mad::D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,274
Posted By springer
My only electrical failure in my 40+ years of...

My only electrical failure in my 40+ years of flying was my $4.79 battery master switch on my -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By springer
Rick, I have sat in on ChiefPilot's debriefings. ...

Rick, I have sat in on ChiefPilot's debriefings. Even though the group is made up of civilian pilots they have a thorough understanding of ACM/BFM and operate in a safe, professional manner. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,307
Posted By springer
Not bad for a guy whom I used to raise the gear. ...

Not bad for a guy whom I used to raise the gear. Congrats Frank, very nice!

Can't wait to add an RV-7A logo to the side of my -8. :-)

Ck 6
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By springer
Not bad for a guy whose gear I used to raise in...

Not bad for a guy whose gear I used to raise in another life. Can't wait to paint an RV-7A kill on my -8.:D

Congrats Frank!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
Posted By springer
Had the same issue. Like gasman indicated, it...

Had the same issue. Like gasman indicated, it was my failing master battery switch.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By springer
Chris, if you still have issues with the new...

Chris, if you still have issues with the new master relay, check your master battery switch. I had a problem similar to yours and still had issues with a new master relay. Turned out to be my $4.75...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By springer
I had a PP Alt trip every time I took off...

I had a PP Alt trip every time I took off recently. Changed the master solenoid, no help. Changes the PP brush and VR assembly, no help. Changed the $4.95 battery master switch, Tada!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By springer
Stan, did you sell your RV-8?

Stan, did you sell your RV-8?
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 84,660
Posted By springer
Very nice Eric. I am always amazed at the...

Very nice Eric. I am always amazed at the quality of the European builds.
Forum: Midwest 09-30-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By springer
Pete, most of your MN RV brothers were at...

Pete, most of your MN RV brothers were at Brainerd for breakfast this morning.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 682,339
Posted By springer
More Switches?

I think I need more switches...

http://i66.tinypic.com/20ku3pd.jpg
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By springer
Mark, does this mean your Sensenich GA is going...

Mark, does this mean your Sensenich GA is going on the auction block?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By springer
Your previous -8 came out of a condition...

Your previous -8 came out of a condition inspection yesterday and the gear bolts did not need to be tighten. That's after an additional 220+ hours since you owned it and 200+ ham-fisted...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,326
Posted By springer
Hans I found keeping a little power to touchdown...

Hans I found keeping a little power to touchdown helped with pitch control. More airflow over the elevator. With a backseater, the -4 is a different airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By springer
$350 (OSH show price) with FDM (Factory Direct...

$350 (OSH show price) with FDM (Factory Direct Models). Brit company may have used the same Filipino model makers.


http://i64.tinypic.com/ztd8vq.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,429
Posted By springer
Who are you with Bill?

Who are you with Bill?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,970
Posted By springer
Keep you back up steam A/S indicator. I lost my...

Keep you back up steam A/S indicator. I lost my Dynon EFIS/EMS instruments at a nearby airport and returned home with just the back up A/S. No need for a back up altimeter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,261
Posted By springer
Well said Smokey!

Well said Smokey!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,096
Posted By springer
Nigel I do exactly the same as you do and for the...

Nigel I do exactly the same as you do and for the same reasons in my -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By springer
Can't help you there Mike but my early vintage...

Can't help you there Mike but my early vintage D-180 failed completely without warning with a blank screen at an out lying airport. I had back up steam gauge A/S and Alt and was able to fly it a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By springer
Brad, out of curiosity, how many hours does the...

Brad, out of curiosity, how many hours does the Navy contract for? When I was in AFROTC it was called Fight Instruction Program (FIP) and it covered 33 hours. To make it relevant, do you have any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,090
Posted By springer
Terrific write up Otis. I have always loved B&C...

Terrific write up Otis. I have always loved B&C starters. Do you think you could get away with just a blast tube vs a shroud?

How difficult is it to remove/re install your oil filter?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By springer
Lyle I just went through those same fuel pressure...

Lyle I just went through those same fuel pressure archives the other day as my O-360 powered RV-8 was experiencing the same thing you described with my pressure dropping 1.0-1.5 with the boost pump...
Forum: Reviews 04-02-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By springer
Just received a quote from AVEMCO. More than...

Just received a quote from AVEMCO. More than double what am currently paying.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By springer
That is great service. It's been over two weeks...

That is great service. It's been over two weeks since I sent my D-180 back to Dynon after the screen went blank.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,864
Posted By springer
Nelson, check your PM's.

Nelson, check your PM's.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-01-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By springer
What airport are you based at Keith? There are a...

What airport are you based at Keith? There are a few A&P's at Ryan. Marana you probably have to work with the FBO.
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,233
Posted By springer
Mark, did you notice any change in your pitch...

Mark, did you notice any change in your pitch forces with the lighter GA prop? That would be my main reason for getting rid of my metal Sensenich and the 25lbs of sand I lug around in the aft...
Forum: Propellers 02-23-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,233
Posted By springer
Mark Dickens went from a Catto to Sensenich GA...

Mark Dickens went from a Catto to Sensenich GA with his RV-8. Perhaps he could provide an update.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 448,652
Posted By springer
Naw, more like a lowly Tweet (T-37):D

Naw, more like a lowly Tweet (T-37):D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,162
Posted By springer
Jeff, because of your G5 placement, do you find...

Jeff, because of your G5 placement, do you find yourself using it more for flight info (a/s,heading,attitude) than the G3?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,803
Posted By springer
For nav add an iFly 740 GPS. For another $130...

For nav add an iFly 740 GPS. For another $130 purchase a Ping Buddy that plugs into the iFly USB port and you have ADS-B IN. I would consider purchasing a used D-180.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,409
Posted By springer
I just about gave up on the Halo using the foam...

I just about gave up on the Halo using the foam inserts. By chance I tried the gray silicone ones that came with headset and bingo, that was the answer. I insert it by the outer edge of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,602
Posted By springer
Wing locker?

Wing tip locker:


http://i63.tinypic.com/ojk01f.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,150
Posted By springer
Carb. Fewer fuel lines and failure points...

Carb. Fewer fuel lines and failure points (connections).
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By springer
Skip, I would caution you not to cut down your...

Skip, I would caution you not to cut down your stick too much as you lose leverage the shorter it is. I don't remember if I cut mine down but compared to my -8 the stick forces were so much better...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,515
Posted By springer
Learn from the expert

Charles Lindbergh had the same issue. Starts at 1:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaGWW_TemKs
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,558
Posted By springer
I agree with you Saville about making the stick...

I agree with you Saville about making the stick taller, mainly for better leverage as my -8 is nose heavy and aft for more comfort. I have never cared for the -8's stick ergonomics when compared to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-05-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By springer
Chevy, many thanks! I was able to secure one at...

Chevy, many thanks! I was able to secure one at Mobile Air/KRYN albeit a tight fit under a Skymaster. Are your beers cold?

Paul, great to be back flying in AZ. I think our RV-4's were the first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By springer
AVQ (Marana NW Regional) No tower, good...

AVQ (Marana NW Regional)

No tower, good restaurant, x-wind runways.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By springer
Thanks for posting Don. What a great idea.

Thanks for posting Don. What a great idea.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By springer
I just saw this thread and was going to recommend...

I just saw this thread and was going to recommend you Terry.

Terry is a graduate of USAF Test Pilot School and was a test pilot for Airbus. He built the RV-8 that was parked under the A380 that he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,959
Posted By springer
I agree. I had kick back starter issues with a...

I agree. I had kick back starter issues with a new Lycoming. Switched to B&C and they went away.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 45,107
Posted By springer
At the risk of Shane getting a big head, my...

At the risk of Shane getting a big head, my interactions with him and Adventure Pilot, makers of the iFly GPS, were second to none. Reachable and quickly resolved all my issues. Replaced my GPS with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 45,107
Posted By springer
Shane, you wouldn't happen to be the same Shane...

Shane, you wouldn't happen to be the same Shane that was VP for iFly (Adventure Pilot) where the service was outstanding?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By springer
Thanks for the info Mike. I know what you mean...

Thanks for the info Mike. I know what you mean about hangar pricing as I pay $165/mo in MN. In my case, beggars can't be choosers.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-27-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By springer
Thanks Shawn. Will certainly keep it in mind if...

Thanks Shawn. Will certainly keep it in mind if I cannot find one closer.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-27-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By springer
Need Hangar to Rent in Tucson...Ryan AF?

Looking for a hangar to rent/share in Tucson for a RV-8. Marana NW has a waiting list this year.

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,351
Posted By springer
I have a hundred bucks burning a hole in my...

I have a hundred bucks burning a hole in my pocket Brad.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,870
Posted By springer
Tankerpilot, when my 680 failed I switched to the...

Tankerpilot, when my 680 failed I switched to the SBS-J16 6 months ago. No issues. Interesting that it is the same as the 680. I purchased mine thru Battery Mart.

I am like you in wanting to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By springer
About the same conclusion I have with my FP...

About the same conclusion I have with my FP Sensenich although my static is the same as yours, my climb RPM is closer to 2450 at 120 kts. Would like to go to a lighter prop to get eliminate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,855
Posted By springer
It is built into the Dynon system. I have a...

It is built into the Dynon system. I have a D-180 with a Dynon pitot tube in my -8 as well. I would not purchase an AOA system unless it had an aural tone. Vac should market his AOA as it is...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,868
Posted By springer
Congrats Greg! What an accomplishment. And you...

Congrats Greg! What an accomplishment. And you even had all your gear leg fairings installed!
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 318,687
Posted By springer
"NO" sticker

Smokey, ever heard of Frank Lorenzo? :-)

Photo taken over Avra Valley Airport now called Marana NW Regional N of TUS.

http://i67.tinypic.com/5x08q8.jpg
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 318,687
Posted By springer
Smokey yours is hardly broken in. Mine turns 29...

Smokey yours is hardly broken in. Mine turns 29 next month. The scary part is that I was 39 in the photo and now 68!

http://i65.tinypic.com/72f8z5.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-13-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,720
Posted By springer
Beautiful scenery! Switzerland is my favorite...

Beautiful scenery! Switzerland is my favorite country to visit in Europe.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By springer
Betty's Pies, Two Harbors, MN

Betty's Pies, Two Harbors, MN
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,673
Posted By springer
I was so tempted to fly this morning but with...

I was so tempted to fly this morning but with your PIREP glad I held off until tomorrow. Nothing better than a smooth Dawn Patrol flight over the MN/WI countryside.
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