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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By gvgoff99
Tip up Handle

I did not put any handle on at all. I place my palm against the canopy and have been easily able to lift it with the friction between my palm and the canopy for the past 7 years. I would probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,537
Posted By gvgoff99
Hi John, I think that you mean Mike Busch. ...

Hi John, I think that you mean Mike Busch. :)
http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=994986557001
Forum: Safety 06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,060
Posted By gvgoff99
AWB issued by the Aussie CASA

FYI Sent to me by RVer Jos Bonnie:
Hi Guys,
Attached Airworthiness Bulletin issued by the Aussie CASA is for your information. http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/awb/27/001.pdf
As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By gvgoff99
Ditto

Yup, Pretty much the same. If I get fuel I try to remember to check for water. Sometimes I forget which is potentially dangerous.:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,462
Posted By gvgoff99
I know a retired USAF O-6 that does them in his...

I know a retired USAF O-6 that does them in his RV. He is really good and pretty fearless mostly because he is really good! :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,319
Posted By gvgoff99
Spin Recovery

Here is what Van's found on larger vs. smaller vertical stabilizers/rudder. It doesn't sound like a great big change but there is some difference.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb02-6-1.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By gvgoff99
What would I get?

In a 6 or a 7 an O-360 with FP prop and any instrument - radio combo that floats your boat. You probably won't be happy with a O-320 and a passenger in hot weather (you don't need to ask me how I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,978
Posted By gvgoff99
Is this on the shelf and ready to ship or will it...

Is this on the shelf and ready to ship or will it be a two year wait?

Thanks
Forum: Safety 03-18-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,652
Posted By gvgoff99
I don't get the "Please advise" either. Seems...

I don't get the "Please advise" either.

Seems to me that listening to the radio when inbound gives you the picture and anyone that is not reporting their position probably would ignore the "please...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,033
Posted By gvgoff99
Black

I used black (Hooker but that does not matter) and in 5 years they still look new because all the grubby things that happen over the years does not leave an impossible to clean situation. Black does...
Forum: Safety 01-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,398
Posted By gvgoff99
Another thing to Check?

I recently was putting my 6A back in the hanger and Richard King (Excellent builder in Houston area) noticed a "creaking" noise as I used the tow bar on the nose wheel. A closer check with the...
Forum: Safety 01-09-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,605
Posted By gvgoff99
In cars I remember to NEVER set the emergency...

In cars I remember to NEVER set the emergency brake in the winter as the pad can easily freeze to the drum or rotor if there is any moisture present. Jon points out that all moisture re-freezes when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By gvgoff99
100% correct! :)

100% correct! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gvgoff99
Some thoughts,

Could be that your brake is hanging up a little or the bearings are not very free moving on the Starboard wheel. Every time you land a bit (lot) more rubber is left on the RW with this tire? ...
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By gvgoff99
True except here in the US the TIS-B will not go...

True except here in the US the TIS-B will not go "out" from the ADS-R (ground station) unless it picks up a transmission from a UAT "out" (one of two types of ADS-B signals the other being a 1090 MHz...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,492
Posted By gvgoff99
Poll

Doug, You set up the poll in 2005 and we can only place our input once. The information is relatively static while the building process is dynamic.
A NEW poll with the same info would be good. :)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,305
Posted By gvgoff99
Get one.

At the price of an excellent use RV in today's market one option would be to take a few lessons, to be sure it is right for you, then, if it is "right" go out and get a flying RV and finish your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,186
Posted By gvgoff99
RV-4 Open Cockpit

It will work. Go to this link and scroll down:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=42824&highlight=open+cockpit


I would guess that placing a panel on the roll bar to keep the...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,443
Posted By gvgoff99
I don't file

I have worked for the federal government for too long to even think of talking to ATC unless it is required. The feds want to start user fees and I would be SHOCKED to find out that ATC does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,135
Posted By gvgoff99
Maybe this....

.....Will help?

http://www.seeandavoid.org/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By gvgoff99
True

It is funny and seems so true!:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By gvgoff99
Poll #2: What Part of your RV are U working on?

The original Poll on this topic was sent out in 2005. It seemed like a new poll would be interesting to see if the demographic of the people reading these forums has changed. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,777
Posted By gvgoff99
Numbers and opinion.

(800) 985-9200 and have your receiver ID ready. I keep this number and the ID in my cell phone along with the number Turbo gave in this thread: (800) 967-2346 which can be called to "refresh" the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,956
Posted By gvgoff99
AMAZING POST

This is an amazing thread! I vote that it be given Hall of Fame recognition. Or start a Hall of Fame section by renaming the "RV Threads: The Best Of The Best (copies)" to "Hall of Fame Threads." ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,154
Posted By gvgoff99
Call Vans

Van's should have that info. The main wheel tire size has remained the same over the years. :)

I don't know if there has been a change in the rim manufacturer during the years. :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,220
Posted By gvgoff99
EGT is not a static temp reading!

EGT is the temp of the probe and nothing else. The number is of very little importance. What is important is the CHT which you say is OK. In addition the EGT is influenced by such things as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By gvgoff99
An Extended Squitter (ADS-B out) function can be...

An Extended Squitter (ADS-B out) function can be added to the GTX 330 for $1200 by any avionics shop. (Avionics shops have to send things into Garmin).

Not outrageous (for an airplane). :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By gvgoff99
I agree, NavWorx agrees ....however...... the...

I agree, NavWorx agrees ....however...... the problem seems to be that some passive aggressive type in the FAA has the ADS-B "out" feature shut off to people with ADS-B "in" unless the ground...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,253
Posted By gvgoff99
I agree, have one and my wife likes it best of...

I agree, have one and my wife likes it best of any headset I have plopped on her lovely head. (I think that she really is pretty and she doesn't read this forum). I have a Clarity Aloft and can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,119
Posted By gvgoff99
Quick Build Radio Stack

I have to write this to express my elation at having the foresight to use an Approach FastStack ( http://www.approachfaststack.com/ ) system to wire my panel! I want simple and problem free when I...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-14-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,655
Posted By gvgoff99
Canopy

I watched the progress as Doug built the canopy. Then, being the perfectionist that he is I watched as he rebuilt the windscreen, roll bar, did a lot of engineering to get the rear hold down pins to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,176
Posted By gvgoff99
Bob has turned you onto an excellent link. I...

Bob has turned you onto an excellent link. I purchased the ADS600 and will upgrade to the ADS600-B when it becomes available (hopefully in the next couple of months). The "becomes available" part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By gvgoff99
Approach FastStack

For your avionics if you are looking for EXCELLENT wiring support and about a three hour job to wire your entire radio stack, no matter how complex, then I HIGHLY recommend the Approach FastStack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By gvgoff99
Cord Grip?

Cord Grips http://www.ace4parts.com/Departments/Catalog/Hardware.aspx

Metal "Box Connectors" for electrical conduit. I used them thru the baffling for the SCAT tubing that directs cooling air to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By gvgoff99
Cover the seat pan

Make sure that you cut a couple of pieces of 1/4" or so, plywood to stand on. Don't climb in on the seat pans without the plywood as it can be dented. It still works but looks bad after it gets...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-02-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By gvgoff99
Congratulations,

Your a lucky man! Is her name "Rosie" by any chance? ;):)
I have heard that frequently the ladies do a better job with the Rivet gun than many of us "guys."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
Posted By gvgoff99
Savvy Aviator

Mel has given you excellent advice as has Pierre and the others posting here.
Also you will find that there are several on line places to find the answers to a lot of your questions and I am pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
Posted By gvgoff99
Opinion: I agree with the above advice. I have a...

Opinion: I agree with the above advice. I have a O-320 and really wish I had the O-360 with CS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
Posted By gvgoff99
Darwin, You are reading something into my post...

Darwin, You are reading something into my post that is not there. I did not eliminate "first builds." I did mention that a friend got a lemon from a "multiple builder." That lemon happened to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
Posted By gvgoff99
This is a buyers market so a good time to...

This is a buyers market so a good time to purchase. The only way to purchase any airplane is to settle on the price before you go to look. Once you look if it is better than expected then the price...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,188
Posted By gvgoff99
OR http://www.navworx.com/ which is an...

OR http://www.navworx.com/

which is an install in the plane to read out on an EFIS. Here are the EFIS that are working with the ADS600 system:

http://www.navworx.com/displays.asp

They all are...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By gvgoff99
Find a runway first

Steve, Before you build you may want to find a place that allows "through the fence" operations. Public airports that have received Federal financing are beginning to be squeezed to not allow us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By gvgoff99
Ditto the above, and they are "on time" when they...

Ditto the above, and they are "on time" when they promise something.

A friend of mine purchased another, popular in RVs, EFIS from a west coast company at OSH in 2008 (2008 not a typo). This...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,767
Posted By gvgoff99
"MUCH more wear" at 20 hours sounds a bit soon to...

"MUCH more wear" at 20 hours sounds a bit soon to be noticing such wear. There is no easy way to adjust the gear alignment. You probably are not doing this, but make sure that you are not applying...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,471
Posted By gvgoff99
Steve, I can empathize with your wondering if you...

Steve, I can empathize with your wondering if you will be around long enough to finish building an RV. I purchased a partially built kit about 4 years ago (age: 61). I was IMMEDIATELY struck with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,471
Posted By gvgoff99
Smile May be "yoking"

Vern, You may have something as the original question is the first and only post by lowing but in his defense his public profile indicates that he is a 172 pilot building a RV-6.

If he is going...
Forum: Propellers 11-13-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,357
Posted By gvgoff99
THANK YOU! Exactally the info I hoped someone...

THANK YOU! Exactally the info I hoped someone had to share. Excellent write up and very informative. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,855
Posted By gvgoff99
Pitot

As for the paint: Go to an airport and look at several certified planes. I think that you will find none are painted. You are correct it will blister off and be UGLY. The metal polishes up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By gvgoff99
I'll Bite

Where is the other place?
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-19-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By gvgoff99
YUP! http://www.fairings-etc.com/home.htm

YUP! http://www.fairings-etc.com/home.htm
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By gvgoff99
I would call or email Hartzell. You may research...

I would call or email Hartzell. You may research all of their props:

http://www.hartzellprop.com/product_support/sitelinks_prod_appguide.htm

They make a "James Cowl" prop. Also, I think that they...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By gvgoff99
MT Electric?

Probably not what you want but the MT Electric is a "made to order" prop. I looked into one at OSH. I have the older Van's long cowl with a Saber extension. All I needed to give the MT folks were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,526
Posted By gvgoff99
Mark, You are right I need to quantify my...

Mark, You are right I need to quantify my response in doing so I hope to qualify it too. I was thinking of the preview plans and manual that Van's supplies and the Orondoff and other videos that are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,526
Posted By gvgoff99
Have you built before?

I am wondering if you have built an airplane before?

If not then building one will be a daunting task. The RV-8 is a lot of work with good plans, good product support, good materials and all...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,977
Posted By gvgoff99
Glad I asked!

I also have not had any problem since complying with the Sept 2008 SB on the Mags. I like the ease of starting and the economy.

I did a 3-hour X-country leg last week at 8000+' density altitude...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By gvgoff99
Washers

One could put washers to cover the Allen screws. TT is OK with a threadlocker.

The safety wired screws will hold the servo together even if the Allens back out. If you click on the small arrow...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By gvgoff99
TruTrak Servos older than 2 yrs? Please Read

I am re-posting this as it is a significant safety issue. The original post had about 900+ readers which probably did not get the message to all the guys with older TruTrak servos. The screws to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-12-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,977
Posted By gvgoff99
P-Mags

How are people doing with their P-Mag or E-Mags?

I have dual P-Mags and they have been running flawlessly for the past year. I have complied with the Service Bulletins and am getting excellent...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By gvgoff99
SportFlyers

You might check out SportFlyers out in Brookshire. It is grass but there are several RVs out there and the field is OK most of the time.

Roy Weisinger on the west side of the field at about...
Forum: Propellers 09-09-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By gvgoff99
Spinner

Did you ask Craig Catto?
Forum: Propellers 09-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,357
Posted By gvgoff99
MT Electric

Has anyone had any experience with putting an MT Electric CS prop on a Lycoming O-320 (160HP). I have a Lycoming O-360 E2D (upgraded to 160 HP) which does not have an accessory case that will take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,433
Posted By gvgoff99
My favorite quote:

"The agony of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of cheap price has worn off." Thought for the day!:)
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