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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Ironflight
I’m thinking Mel might need a Hawaii trip.... :)

I’m thinking Mel might need a Hawaii trip.... :)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-04-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By Ironflight
Thatís what I was going to suggest - I have a...

Thatís what I was going to suggest - I have a couple of these, and they really make Cherry selection easy. Easy measuring, no math - and no doubts!

Paul
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Ironflight
Vic is correct - work with your DAR....but just...

Vic is correct - work with your DAR....but just to clarify, I have never heard anyone who expedite a CONTINUOUS 1 hour run. You can do it in short increments - at the same time you test breaks and...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Ironflight
Mel is completely correct - but after you source...

Mel is completely correct - but after you source the fitting and the crimper, you might find that bundling up the excess cable underneath the glareshield with a couple of zip ties is mighty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Ironflight
Just last week I installed about a hundred...

Just last week I installed about a hundred oversized CherryMax’s in an upgrade project on our Tundra. I was going through some thick materials, so was using -4 length rivets, and couldn’t get them to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By Ironflight
Scuff, clean, then self-etching Rustoleum primer...

Scuff, clean, then self-etching Rustoleum primer if I recall. Thatís what I am doing now at least, and I dont recall changing my overall philosophy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By Ironflight
Itís actually been 13 years now, and the Val has...

Itís actually been 13 years now, and the Val has just shy of 1900 hours. Teh paint has shown no signs of peeling or bond failure. There are a few scratches here and there becasue of dropped tools and...
Forum: Propellers 10-19-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ironflight
Our four C/S Prop installations all have...

Our four C/S Prop installations all have different “minimum reaction RPM’s”. One you can cycle at 1800, one has to be at 1850, another wants 1900, and the fourth won’t cycle until you get it to 1950....
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ironflight
As suggested above, Boelube is a good...

As suggested above, Boelube is a good answer.

Defeating the locking feature of the nutplates by running a tap through them defeats the designer’s purpose in putting a locking nutplate there. In some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Ironflight
Changing from the “tractor valve” to the Andair...

Changing from the “tractor valve” to the Andair is one of those things that sound simple, but ends up being a lot more work than you think. You’ll have to remake fuel lines, and figure out the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Ironflight
I think you mean ďJugsĒ (Cylinders) - you donít...

I think you mean ďJugsĒ (Cylinders) - you donít replace just the head, like on a car engine. I have had good luck with simple nitride Lycomning cylinders. The break in nicely, and if you fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,624
Posted By Ironflight
But your experimental might be anything from a...

But your experimental might be anything from a Homebuilt J-3 that ca max out at 60 knots, or a jet that can do 300....since this thread is about uncontrolled airspace, it really helps other pilots if...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,368
Posted By Ironflight
Awful news - every time I saw Jon, he had a smile...

Awful news - every time I saw Jon, he had a smile and a friendly word. A class act as a man, a los for everyone whose life he has touched.

Paul
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ironflight
Vlad has it right here. Most people that keep...

Vlad has it right here. Most people that keep track of their build time (can I see a show of hands engineers?!) track only time in the shop. If they were honest, they'd probably log at least half as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By Ironflight
Paul Bertorelli of AvWeb posted an interview with...

Paul Bertorelli of AvWeb posted an interview with Sean Elliott, the bellybutton at EAA who is the point man for working this with the FAA. The podcast is 15 minutes long, but it really does give you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,106
Posted By Ironflight
I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's...

I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's videos for the standard stuff. Concentrate on tasks that are specific to RV's, especially the ones that take a lot of time because people don't know the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Ironflight
Car battery works, but nowhere near as convenient...

Car battery works, but nowhere near as convenient as a 9 volt (as someone mentioned above). Yup - runs slower, but it lets you know that it is working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Ironflight
This: The only purpose of flap tape that I can...

This:



The only purpose of flap tape that I can tell is to protect the paint on the flap. Itís not required to make the flap operate, and it would take a lot of years to wear away the underside of...
Forum: RV-4 10-04-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ironflight
Without actually going out and finding our RV-3...

Without actually going out and finding our RV-3 plans, I think the SK is “Sketch”, and you’ll find them in the plans and instructions....

But I could be remembering that wrong.
Forum: Propellers 10-02-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ironflight
That matches what I think I said - clockwise to...

That matches what I think I said - clockwise to increase RPM. I guess it all depends on what they define as happening for each direction, you do pull it against the spring counterclockwise- and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,972
Posted By Ironflight
Couple of thoughts....

Hey Bob,

1) Vic recently replaced the canopy on his -10, and who it it up for the magaine (embarrassed to say I don;t know which issue, and don;t have a Directory with me....). Some good pointers...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,139
Posted By Ironflight
Anywhere an air molecule can escape is fair...

Anywhere an air molecule can escape is fair game....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,714
Posted By Ironflight
I agree with ave seen people want to be “neat”...

I agree with ave seen people want to be “neat” and have Hose’s going direct from point to point - and you can p I’ll the ends right out of the Hose with engine movement that way. Since you bought a...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By Ironflight
There are two drawings for roll bars in the RV-3...

There are two drawings for roll bars in the RV-3 plans if I recall - and I have seen many other designs by various other builders. Take a look at the plans and they may give you some ideas. It will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,494
Posted By Ironflight
Strikes were all the rage for the RV-8 before...

Strikes were all the rage for the RV-8 before folks figured out that good intersection fairings did the same thing and with lower drag - that was more than about a dozen years ago. So if you like...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,864
Posted By Ironflight
I agree it doesnít have to make sense for the...

I agree it doesnít have to make sense for the consumer - but it sure does for the business! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By Ironflight
WHat Mel says is true - it depends a lot on your...

WHat Mel says is true - it depends a lot on your FSDO. However....they are not without guidance. Teh document they use to determine what they can and cannot do specifically says that work on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By Ironflight
My experimental building and 3 repairman...

My experimental building and 3 repairman certificates were useful to getting the FSDO to sign my paperwork to test - but it was forty years of working on airplanes under the supervision of an IA and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ironflight
Of course you have to observe all operating...

Of course you have to observe all operating limits -but you descend at speed, throttling back just enough to observe Those limits, and get a nice fast ride downhill - you donít have to pull all the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ironflight
Why would you pull off power for that descent?...

Why would you pull off power for that descent? Just keep the throttle in, trim nose down, keep it lean, reduce throttle as you hit 75% and enjoy the speed!

At least thatís how I fly long...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,310
Posted By Ironflight
I have never felt the need for a BRS, (partly...

I have never felt the need for a BRS, (partly because if the airplane isn’t designed for it, you are building an untested compromise, and partly because there is a limited corner of the risk box...
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ironflight
Yes Clockwise to increase RPM Yes (unless you...

Yes
Clockwise to increase RPM
Yes (unless you bought a special aerobatic prop)
No
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ironflight
I can tell you that as someone who most of the...

I can tell you that as someone who most of the week at teh aces, I greatly appreciated the tent - a place to relax between events, in the shade, with a comfy couch and recliner - and all right in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
HUD
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ironflight
I have been flying the GRT HUD now for better...

I have been flying the GRT HUD now for better than a half a year, and it actually works very well. I wrote a review on it in Kitplanes for the October 2018 issue (should be available now) if you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Ironflight
Give DJM a call - Dayton makes the Deluxe...

Give DJM a call - Dayton makes the Deluxe throttle quadrant that ACS and Van’s sells, and can probblay come up with a solution for you.

Paul
Forum: RV-3 09-16-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,864
Posted By Ironflight
A thread resurrrection! When we were building...

A thread resurrrection!

When we were building our -3, it was amusing to chat with the Van’s Tecj support folks. Ken Scott was always brutally honest....”No one here has ever built one, except Van,...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks for sharing the story, and for the debrief...

Thanks for sharing the story, and for the debrief - professional all the way around - great job!

Here’s one additional thing for everyone to think about. Why have switches for the EFIS screens at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,755
Posted By Ironflight
JIm - the asymmetry you describe sounds to me...

JIm - the asymmetry you describe sounds to me like you are getting uneven where in the notch in the steering arm. Iíve had this happen, and it develops slowly, so you don;t really register that it is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,755
Posted By Ironflight
Personally I like the link style becasue they are...

Personally I like the link style becasue they are clean and easy to maintain, and I like tight-coupled steering. We have Silver Bullets on all our RV’s. However, our Tundra has chains, and it flies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,508
Posted By Ironflight
As others have said, Tech counselors are supposed...

As others have said, Tech counselors are supposed to be volunteers who offer their services for free. That said, if they have to travel significantlyto get to you, then offer to pick up expenses, or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Ironflight
My rule of thumb is to use my thumb - the first...

My rule of thumb is to use my thumb - the first joint should be able to fit between the tire and teh wheel pant all the way around.....

FWIW, I wear a large sized glove - pretty normal size...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,076
Posted By Ironflight
Iím with you on that one Dan - especially for...

Iím with you on that one Dan - especially for those of us living at high density altitudes! Donít Panic......
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Ironflight
This might work out for some, but when you count...

This might work out for some, but when you count the rental, the gas, and time to drive it yourself (including one way transportation to get in position) the percentage saved is small. I have a kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,214
Posted By Ironflight
The neat thing here is that none of has to guess...

The neat thing here is that none of has to guess - although we may very much not like what we find. Google “FAA legal interpretations, and you’ll find a search page where you type in terms to search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Ironflight
Bruce Bohanon - Angleton, TX. Search the archives...

Bruce Bohanon - Angleton, TX. Search the archives for his contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,319
Posted By Ironflight
Build more airplanes - then you can get fleet...

Build more airplanes - then you can get fleet insurance, which is cheaper per plane.... :)
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By Ironflight
Are you breaking in a new engine? If so, you want...

Are you breaking in a new engine? If so, you want as much cooling air as possible to carry away the heat of break-in. The best cooling is at faster speeds, and the amount of cooling is not linear...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ironflight
Iíve flown over it at altitude a few times, never...

Iíve flown over it at altitude a few times, never dropped down into the caldron of Caravans goign to and from Reno - what are these flights of which you speak, and do you have a link?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ironflight
Flew the RV-3 from home base down to Big Bear...

Flew the RV-3 from home base down to Big Bear this morning to do some evaluating on a new airplane tomorrow - airplanes, smooth air, and majestic mountains....can’t be beat!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Ironflight
Go in to the configuration pages and find the...

Go in to the configuration pages and find the transponder - I believe it will give you some information on data transfers. You might also go to a serial link page to see if there are in and out bits...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Ironflight
That way they could charge you more, since you...

That way they could charge you more, since you were getting more aluminum....:p
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Ironflight
On all of our Rv’s, the wing-mounted landing...

On all of our Rv’s, the wing-mounted landing lights are switched separately, and one aimed for “landing” and the other aimed for “taxi” - so the switches are labeled that way as well. So yup - I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By Ironflight
Welcome aboard - and I believe the performance...

Welcome aboard - and I believe the performance numbers on Van’s spec sheets are TAS.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,618
Posted By Ironflight
At the rate I get press releases from them on new...

At the rate I get press releases from them on new products, call him up and ask - it will probably ready next month! :rolleyes:
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,618
Posted By Ironflight
What youíre looking for can be found at BeLite...

What youíre looking for can be found at BeLite Aircraft - their Radiant series of instruments were designed specifically be low priced:

http://www.beliteaircraftstore.com/radiant-engine-monitor/

I...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ironflight
Three RVís appears to be just right to us. But...

Three RVís appears to be just right to us. But then you also have to add our Tundr, Xenos (under construction), and the new kit to come this fall - the little jet!

No, you donít have a problem with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,355
Posted By Ironflight
I enjoyed the Vashon when I flew it - but it...

I enjoyed the Vashon when I flew it - but it really isn’t relevant in a discussion of kit airplanes - it is not available as a kit, and it is my understanding that’s kit isn’t in the cards.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry - missed that you wanted them in parallel -...

Sorry - missed that you wanted them in parallel - I was thinking Sending units. Walt is correct that trying to parallel the gauges is not easy. Using the existing sending units for the G3X is simple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,108
Posted By Ironflight
Air and O2 are two very different things. With...

Air and O2 are two very different things. With diving air, you had to worry about oil contamination from the compressor. Such a thing would take care of itself in the O2 delivery industry because any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - they hooked up fine on two planes I’ve got...

Yup - they hooked up fine on two planes I’ve got with G3X.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,108
Posted By Ironflight
I tested a couple of concentraters a few years...

I tested a couple of concentraters a few years back, and they worked great. I think the only reason they don’t make headway versus bottled O2 in our community is that the cost, and the fact that you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Ironflight
Rob Holmes, rph142 here on the forums. Lives in...

Rob Holmes, rph142 here on the forums. Lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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