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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,034
Posted By ColoRv
It is a beautiful RV. Wish he had been there for...

It is a beautiful RV. Wish he had been there for the ceremony. It's always nice to shake a hand and see the grin.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,220
Posted By ColoRv
As the guy that ran those life tests for Chrysler...

As the guy that ran those life tests for Chrysler in a former life...I have to wonder where some of you get your information. I can assure you there are no engine torture tests run on an auto engine...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,435
Posted By ColoRv
Summit racing has many shapes and sizes of...

Summit racing has many shapes and sizes of pre-made race car fuel tanks. Could save a lot of time and effort just remove when not using and put the seat back in.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By ColoRv
Mine acted much like that once. I have an EI...

Mine acted much like that once. I have an EI Commander that quickly pointed out a Pmag issue. Timing was going wonky. Brad fixed it. Could be worth a look.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,324
Posted By ColoRv
EI Commander is worth its weight when it comes to...

EI Commander is worth its weight when it comes to diagnosing Pmags. My pmags have been back to Brad twice in 4 years...both times because the EI Commander noticed something going south before it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By ColoRv
That looks fun! Don't try it in Florida where...

That looks fun! Don't try it in Florida where its in the 70's this week. :-)
Forum: Safety 01-09-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,307
Posted By ColoRv
For the love of God. Some of you sanctimonious...

For the love of God. Some of you sanctimonious blow hards really do need to find a hobby.

If you're asking yourself right now, "does he mean Me?"..... I probably do.

I often wonder if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By ColoRv
They still do spend all the time you need. Even...

They still do spend all the time you need. Even when the answer is in plain English in the manual. Been there done that. Fantastic company.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,452
Posted By ColoRv
You have clearly made up your mind and regardless...

You have clearly made up your mind and regardless of the poll responses refuse to change it. That's your right, but answer me this. How many phone calls and emails do you think Vans gets where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,452
Posted By ColoRv
Wow, you are laying it on pretty thick. If you...

Wow, you are laying it on pretty thick. If you look at it from the other side, I suspect Vans could very well wish this forum didn't exist. Quite a bit of the technical support you speak of in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,741
Posted By ColoRv
PCP said no, two AME's said no. I got tired of...

PCP said no, two AME's said no. I got tired of it and got a standard medical.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,708
Posted By ColoRv
Nearly the same as my numbers, angle valve, 10:1,...

Nearly the same as my numbers, angle valve, 10:1, tight plenum. I have been considering a reduction in cooling air as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By ColoRv
I just upgraded from non touch dual screen to...

I just upgraded from non touch dual screen to single touch large screen. No GMC room on my panel so I go without. I've been playing with it IFR, coupled and have no complaints. It can't definitely...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By ColoRv
Don George Aircraft in Orlando took very good...

Don George Aircraft in Orlando took very good care of my cylinder overhauls. Very happy with those guys.

Brown aviation in Tulsa...not so much...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,871
Posted By ColoRv
Stein.....I hate him, but then I kinda like him...

Stein.....I hate him, but then I kinda like him too. It's an odd thing when a guy brags about being happy by leaving you broke. You want to dislike that...but that panel just looks so **** good. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By ColoRv
This has worked well on mine.

This has worked well on mine.
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By ColoRv
Wing loading. The second best thing about a...

Wing loading. The second best thing about a rocket is the higher wing loading. I believe the modified 4 wing is shorter....that would be my choice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,925
Posted By ColoRv
With today's LED super lights, a night landing...

With today's LED super lights, a night landing isn't any different than a day landing. I have zero regrets going taildragger and I had very little taildragger time (or total time for that matter)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By ColoRv
Love mine. No issues at all.

Love mine. No issues at all.
Forum: Reviews 07-19-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By ColoRv
Brown Aviation & Don George Aircraft

Brown and Don George are cylinder overhaul companies and having experience with both now, I thought I should write up what I have learned (the hard way).

4 years ago I bought an angle valve engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,548
Posted By ColoRv
You're choosing to put in a heavier than standard...

You're choosing to put in a heavier than standard battery. It's on you to beef up. The builders original build didn't fail...so hard to fault him quite as full throated as you've done here. Relax...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By ColoRv
I put mine in the drop down section of forward...

I put mine in the drop down section of forward baggage. Along with battery backup for G3x. No regrets.

Do NOT bury it where you have no access. You will regret it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,366
Posted By ColoRv
This sort of debris is common on new builds. It...

This sort of debris is common on new builds. It should be the first thing checked if a cylinder goes cold.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-04-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,000
Posted By ColoRv
Joe will be missed but his influence will...

Joe will be missed but his influence will continue to fly for decades. Rest In Peace brother Joe. You are one of us.

F*** Cancer.
Forum: Safety 10-05-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 56,148
Posted By ColoRv
I can squeeze a couple RV's into my hangar at BKV...

I can squeeze a couple RV's into my hangar at BKV (Brooksville, north of Tampa) if needed.
Forum: Safety 09-07-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By ColoRv
Brand please...

Brand please...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,108
Posted By ColoRv
My first RV8 landing was no flaps. Had a setting...

My first RV8 landing was no flaps. Had a setting wrong in the VPX and they wouldn't go down. It was not a real issue and years later I often land no flaps just for the fun. I suspect it would be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,666
Posted By ColoRv
Joe, you are an inspiration. Keep fighting...

Joe, you are an inspiration. Keep fighting brother, we are all on your side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By ColoRv
I had to argue with my DAR twice before he...

I had to argue with my DAR twice before he loosened up and extended my test circle. When I told him I was climbing to 17,500, right next to Denver international and any complaints they had would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,840
Posted By ColoRv
My god, how do you Nancy's convince yourself to...

My god, how do you Nancy's convince yourself to start the car in the morning let alone fly? Do the videos of guys floating Oreos into their mouth give you heart palpitations? How about selfies of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,840
Posted By ColoRv
Put me down as someone who disagrees with every...

Put me down as someone who disagrees with every word of the above.

As a guy who routinely crosses this country at 17,500 in his RV...having email ability would make my life a lot easier. Being out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,944
Posted By ColoRv
My 10:1 angle valve -8 has not had any exhaust...

My 10:1 angle valve -8 has not had any exhaust issues using Vetermans, but with the little wheel at the proper end my exhaust doesn't have to do the acrobatics yours does in order to find its way out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By ColoRv
I went through two sets, both were far below my...

I went through two sets, both were far below my previous Zulu's in sound quality. Returned the warranty set for refund. Very comfy, but the sound quality and volume was far below my original Zulus....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,697
Posted By ColoRv
Drones have changed the game. It's no longer the...

Drones have changed the game. It's no longer the case of coexisting with What we have preciously called the RC community. Untrained and uncaring kids are now flying completely out of sight on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,319
Posted By ColoRv
Put this one in the "Irrelevant stuff I stressed...

Put this one in the "Irrelevant stuff I stressed over" category and.....BUILD ON.
Forum: Safety 06-12-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,050
Posted By ColoRv
Every experienced builder that walks through your...

Every experienced builder that walks through your hangar should have access to a wrench and a roll of blue tape. Check anything you want and tape anything you don't like. I once left a buddy's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,315
Posted By ColoRv
Really happy to hear she is on the mend. What a...

Really happy to hear she is on the mend. What a terrible experience for you both, but out of such struggles…we emerge stronger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 51,274
Posted By ColoRv
If you have a decent contractor he can help you...

If you have a decent contractor he can help you not have any plumbing. Or, bring in your own plumber to make sure the plumbing that isn't there isn't connected properly so that it won't work the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,903
Posted By ColoRv
Builders assistance is a common business. There...

Builders assistance is a common business. There are many available. Some of which, like Rick in here....build astonishing aircraft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,017
Posted By ColoRv
The weight savings appeals to me....but the...

The weight savings appeals to me....but the failure mode does not. Especially with my battery inside with me. I know the new ones have electronics in them to prevent meltdown fires but one thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,191
Posted By ColoRv
My buddy Scott who took that photo was very much...

My buddy Scott who took that photo was very much against me stepping up there. Something like - "Don't do it (click), that doesn't look very smart (click), this is going to end badly (click),...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,017
Posted By ColoRv
Another data point for your consideration: Angle...

Another data point for your consideration:

Angle valve
Pmags
Whirlwind CS
Grove gear
PC680 in rear

The last thing in the world I want is more weight aft. As it is there is literally no way to load...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,017
Posted By ColoRv
My ipad has been across the country and back a...

My ipad has been across the country and back a dozen times in my RV8. I've never had an issue with brightness. Not once...ever. Same with the Iphones (currently on 6plus). Are you guys sure you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,191
Posted By ColoRv
You had a significantly better model than I had. ...

You had a significantly better model than I had. ;-)

Semper Fi.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/billshook/28246D87-F82F-4E91-9A9E-B5E995CD2442_zpsvjbbs2h5.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-30-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,942
Posted By ColoRv
Tarnishing the brand? I doubt you will hear any...

Tarnishing the brand? I doubt you will hear any of that. There are those who have lost friends to endeavors outside the norm...and they may not be in love with your direction but I doubt they will...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,125
Posted By ColoRv
Complete nonsense and utterly false. It's funny...

Complete nonsense and utterly false. It's funny how every time a Dynon fails and leaves its owner high and dry someone has to invent some horror story about Garmin. Shills abound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By ColoRv
Could be the Renegades. They fly a lot and...

Could be the Renegades. They fly a lot and enjoy smoking up the skies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,815
Posted By ColoRv
The cowl is the hardest part of the project. ...

The cowl is the hardest part of the project. Besides the windscreen. And the canopy. And firewall forward. And the tail fairing. Or the wing tips. The wheel pants were not a lot of fun. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,257
Posted By ColoRv
I have an angle valve 360 and 10:1 in my -8. ...

I have an angle valve 360 and 10:1 in my -8. While it is fast, I'm in no danger of exceeding VNE when flown normally. Have to watch the descents of course but that's true of any engine. Climbs...
Forum: Reviews 05-10-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,793
Posted By ColoRv
Tiger Performance

I ordered an MSA Gallet helmet from Robert at Tiger Performance. It was in stock, needed the comms I chose installed and would ship within a few days. Charged my card for $1960. Three weeks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,164
Posted By ColoRv
When my D6 went TU on the way to Sun n Fun last...

When my D6 went TU on the way to Sun n Fun last year, I wasn't terribly happy. At about a year old I wondered about Dynon durability. They sent me a new one quickly enough, can't complain at all...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By ColoRv
Unless you're jumping rigs the size of a tandem...

Unless you're jumping rigs the size of a tandem setup, you could likely fit a half dozen back there. I'll bet I could squeeze three of mine in my RV8 rear baggage. I flew 5000 miles with my wife,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,264
Posted By ColoRv
I left Florida this week on the way back to...

I left Florida this week on the way back to Denver and had the double pipe heat Muff on full blast and the seat heat on low before I got to Cedar Key. I travel up high to save fuel....and it's cold...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,205
Posted By ColoRv
I'm with Jesse. I would forego the paint job...

I'm with Jesse. I would forego the paint job before I went without a GTN650 if IFR is your mission. You're going to want the coupled GPS approaches at your fingertips. If it were me, I would put...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,041
Posted By ColoRv
IFR inside the cockpit is a rating most of us...

IFR inside the cockpit is a rating most of us don't have. It doesn't matter if you can breathe if you can't see.

I'm not sure there is a right answer here, but I'll be putting the fire out if...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-21-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,645
Posted By ColoRv
Planned for this year: Denver to Tampa (two...

Planned for this year:

Denver to Tampa (two weeks ago)
Denver to Tampa (house shopping tomorrow)
Denver to SoCal (family)
Denver to Southwest (site seeing)
Denver to Reno (PRS)
Denver to Texas...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,030
Posted By ColoRv
Deleted? Why? Please don't tell me this forum...

Deleted? Why? Please don't tell me this forum is pulling that kind of thing for advertisers.
Forum: Propellers 04-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,986
Posted By ColoRv
I keep reading to do it at cruise RPM. Are you...

I keep reading to do it at cruise RPM. Are you guys running a taildragger up to 2500rpm on the ground? Is that safe? Seems like my tailwheel starts hopping around before I wind up that far. Am...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-05-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,752
Posted By ColoRv
Z-hills. Building 12 unit 1....rented it today....

Z-hills. Building 12 unit 1....rented it today. Met a 9a guy whose life is about to change for the better. Congrats on the pink slip!

See you guys in a couple months.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,267
Posted By ColoRv
Stein..... was I not JUST talking to you last...

Stein..... was I not JUST talking to you last week about my desire for a remote audio panel with the touch? You knew something and I knew you knew something and you knew that I knew and yet you...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,275
Posted By ColoRv
Was returning back to FTG not long after clearing...

Was returning back to FTG not long after clearing phase 1 and heard tower talking to a friend of mine departing in his 1940 piper cub. I started an aggressive circle about 8 miles out waiting for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,829
Posted By ColoRv
Because spark plugs aren't made for drop tests. ...

Because spark plugs aren't made for drop tests. Auto or Aviation. It's sad, but true.
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