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Forum: Safety Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By DeeCee 57
Gharben re checking yourself out, first check...

Gharben re checking yourself out, first check your insurance requirements.
If you're current in that PA12 and half a decent pilot you'll be fine. I checked myself out in different aircraft including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,050
Posted By DeeCee 57
as to how they fly is one thing... another factor...

as to how they fly is one thing... another factor is visibility.

Taildraggers are not only landed differently, but close to leaving or approaching mother Planet the outside view is different; Moving...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-04-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By DeeCee 57
from the Lightspeed manual: Replace high-tension...

from the Lightspeed manual:
Replace high-tension leads at 500 hours or 10-year intervals.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 46,802
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thumbs up love 'em too Hermann :) Woz nice visiting, your...

love 'em too Hermann :)

Woz nice visiting, your field and hangar sure are cool, not to mention your fleet :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hi Gordon, and welcome! Transited thru Annecy...

Hi Gordon, and welcome!

Transited thru Annecy about 2 months ago on my way to Barcelonnette. Good ATC and service, fantastic scenery :)
Fuselage steel jig? I built one when getting ready for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By DeeCee 57
your description has most answers. And yes, very...

your description has most answers.
And yes, very good!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 981,169
Posted By DeeCee 57
hey Mickey, well done! :cool: airplane, :cool:...

hey Mickey, well done!
:cool: airplane, :cool: paint design, :cool: airport (LSGY?). All the best for the flights, I'm not too far if ya need help :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bellissiomo Luca :D

Bellissiomo Luca :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,384
Posted By DeeCee 57
define “typical”? But airworthy it ain’t...

define “typical”?
But airworthy it ain’t...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the write-up and pics Gary. I have the...

thanks for the write-up and pics Gary.
I have the same set-up waiting for an end-of-the-season (rather call that a slow-down...) install, presently sporting a single G5.
Though also on my parts to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By DeeCee 57
done it a couple of years ago... you’ll need to...

done it a couple of years ago... you’ll need to pull 2 cylinders to check all the cams. We carefully pulled the jug just far enough, piston still engaged, and used a mirror and flashlight to check...
Forum: GPS 10-03-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,383
Posted By DeeCee 57
billieracing, read 2 posts up ;)

billieracing, read 2 posts up ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that advice. Another one is wait for the...

+1 on that advice. Another one is wait for the engine, if that is you’re aiming for, to be cold...

I found the quality using iPad mini ok, but sorting out the pictures a mess since only a timestamp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By DeeCee 57
:cool: guys :cool:

:cool: guys :cool:
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,163
Posted By DeeCee 57
Ok, this is also my last posting on this...

Ok, this is also my last posting on this thread...
Long story short, we, a couple of local builders had some snail mail (yes, that long ago, amid litigation golden times...) exchange with Van's (no...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,163
Posted By DeeCee 57
titanhawk +1 :) Scott, no disrespect...

titanhawk +1 :)

Scott, no disrespect here...

... and no hard facts, but a couple of comments:
Flew a demo flight outta Fond-du-Lac with Dick (Van's) himself in 1987 or 88 in Old Blue. Next year...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-20-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,163
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yes, but at the times the -6 was designed, Vans...

Yes, but at the times the -6 was designed, Vans was basically a one man show and the -3/-4/-6 were calculated with larger margins than the -7 and following models are.
Considering the number of sixes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By DeeCee 57
Unhappy oh my galt1074, pict showing good here, but you...

oh my galt1074, pict showing good here, but you gotta order a new kit, no way around it ;)

Usually called a :)...
Forum: GPS 09-19-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,383
Posted By DeeCee 57
Toobuilder, u godda send em an email with your...

Toobuilder, u godda send em an email with your tail number for the IM.

Received my 375 a couple of days ago, install will take place in a couple of months, weather still too nice here 👍🏻
Forum: RV-3 09-19-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By DeeCee 57
a large sheet of wood under the spar, then use an...

a large sheet of wood under the spar, then use an inflatable car jack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,306
Posted By DeeCee 57
another factor would be the aesthetic factor in...

another factor would be the aesthetic factor in which the -12 lags far behind (ok, this is a very personal opinion :D)
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-12-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,572
Posted By DeeCee 57
why don’t u guys swop aircraft then :D

why don’t u guys swop aircraft then :D
Forum: International 09-12-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,741
Posted By DeeCee 57
again thanks for sharing, very inspiring :cool:

again thanks for sharing, very inspiring :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By DeeCee 57
Using an iPad? Then try this free app to...

Using an iPad? Then try this free app to determine your % power for your engine... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=172983

As for running LOP on a carb equipped engine... 😉...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By DeeCee 57
... wild guess, a VA-400 or 800? Long live all...

... wild guess, a VA-400 or 800?

Long live all the used engines ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By DeeCee 57
another tool that works quite well for this kinda...

another tool that works quite well for this kinda work is the oscillating saw...
Forum: International 08-29-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,741
Posted By DeeCee 57
:cool: Well done and safe return flight!

:cool:
Well done and safe return flight!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks guys, I will check as described...

thanks guys, I will check as described...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By DeeCee 57
Question Engine Oil outta Plug Hole

Taildragger with a Lyco O-360-A3A with some 600h since ovhl:
Removing the lower spark plug on cylinder #4 (rear LH) during my 100h inspection, I found the plug full of engine oil and another ca 20...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By DeeCee 57
Mitch, email the manufacturer direct, Brent:...

Mitch, email the manufacturer direct, Brent: brentz.enterprises@comcast.net
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,613
Posted By DeeCee 57
I have an Andair duplex selector, so no way to...

I have an Andair duplex selector, so no way to add a line here... and the reason I will have to Tee into an existing line.
Now whatever system I install will of course have a tap. Once say the right...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,613
Posted By DeeCee 57
interesting stuff here... James, what is the...

interesting stuff here...

James, what is the weight of those 2 7.5G tanks?
How are they secured?
Vented outside, flex line to the bottom or side fuse?
Since I don’t have a spare port on my fuel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By DeeCee 57
Non-exhaustive list of advantages provided by a...

Non-exhaustive list of advantages provided by a CSP:
- getting outta short fields, the more so with obstacles close by
- lo speed hi ROC when mountain flying.
- easier adjustments whilst formation...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 46,802
Posted By DeeCee 57
Tobi, some great shots here (love that skyrise...

Tobi, some great shots here (love that skyrise background), you guys really had a good time :cool:

PS
Best to your F/O :)
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By DeeCee 57
all good remarks. Also have a look inside the...

all good remarks.
Also have a look inside the fuse at the firewall gussets, prone to crack, more so the thinner first generation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By DeeCee 57
no welding equipment here, but bought the 14mm...

no welding equipment here, but bought the 14mm adapter from ACS (12-01283), available from other vendors as well :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,083
Posted By DeeCee 57
great news, I’ll sure get one! Ordered my 2nd G5...

great news, I’ll sure get one!
Ordered my 2nd G5 (and GMU11) a couple of weeks ago, reading wind and TAS is something I’m looking forward to :cool:
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By DeeCee 57
agree... -4s are the sexiest :D

agree... -4s are the sexiest :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By DeeCee 57
well done Magnus. I think we met a couple of...

well done Magnus. I think we met a couple of months ago at Falköping when you told me nearing the end of the build, and now she's flying :cool:

Best!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By DeeCee 57
would not use it on my engine though... doesn't...

would not use it on my engine though... doesn't like detonation :o
If it doesn't start say on the 5th blade, something's wrong or my starting technique is not appropriate.
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By DeeCee 57
good advice from Skysailor. Well, it's been a...

good advice from Skysailor.


Well, it's been a long time I built the -4, but I recall the manual stating a max value that could be set down to 0° angle depending wether you'd want stability or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,954
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yep, had the same happen, albeit on a O-320. Had...

Yep, had the same happen, albeit on a O-320. Had to use a five pounder and some severe hammering to get the valve to drop in the cylinder... and the pushrod had resisted.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for the tips Al :)

Thanks for the tips Al :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for bringing this problem up guys,...

thanks for bringing this problem up guys, suffering the same symptoms here. Cleaned the fuel filters & replaced the air filter, to no avail.
Now ordered the kit from ACS.

RV7 To Go, did you do the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,915
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for the prompt response and as ever...

Thanks for the prompt response and as ever excellent Garmin service Steve:)
Unfortunately I hadn’t activated the logging function, but sure is now.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,915
Posted By DeeCee 57
Well, running software 6.0, my faith in the G5...

Well, running software 6.0, my faith in the G5 got a severe dent a couple of weeks ago... flying between Denmark and northern Germany between huge cells, I got moderate then severe turbulence lasting...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By DeeCee 57
A Nice Day on the Beach…

I then took a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach and across the peninsula to Traigh Iar beach, fantastic scenery all around.
Back at the aircraft, I sat down, ate my snack and relished the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By DeeCee 57
A Nice Day on the Beach…

Leaving our base at Glenforsa (another Scottish aviation paradise), I threaded my way through the islands of Muck, Rum, Canna and Skye, and reached the Outer Hebrides and the island of North Uist...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By DeeCee 57
A Nice Day on the Beach…

Just returned from our vacations in scenic and friendly Scotland with my wife Tina and the -6. The first week was spent in the Hebrides and the second in the Shetland islands.
Whilst there are many...
Forum: Rocket 07-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By DeeCee 57
Ron, its a good thing you’re living in the safest...

Ron, its a good thing you’re living in the safest part of the world. For the rest of us it all happened...
Personally I would be :mad: seeing my 2 Bose headsets vanish overnight and getting nought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,401
Posted By DeeCee 57
the latest Flarm xceivers are remotely installed...

the latest Flarm xceivers are remotely installed (mine‘s the Garrecht AT-1) and WLAN themselves to popular nav programs used in EU, such as SkyDemon, AirNav Pro, etc. The protocol also covers Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,401
Posted By DeeCee 57
In the meantime, in good ol’ Europe, PowerFlarm...

In the meantime, in good ol’ Europe, PowerFlarm works pretty good and most aircraft, including paragliders, are now equipped with.
Displays all other Flarm/mode C & S. Also warns of r/c field and...
Forum: Reviews 07-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thumbs up Lycoming performance table App

Struggling with Lycoming‘s performance tables trying to find out what power setting you are using? As an iPad user there is a better way :)

The free AircraftPower app will let you select your engine...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-03-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,602
Posted By DeeCee 57
retired pilot using typical settings of 19/2000...

retired pilot using typical settings of 19/2000 returning a 130TAS at <21 l/hr (<5.5 USG/h), >6 hours endurance, and a very quiet environment :D

PS
O-360 A3A with MTV-12 3 blades
Forum: Safety 06-28-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By DeeCee 57
Cut my wings and I’ll die... :o

Cut my wings and I’ll die... :o
Forum: International 06-15-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,584
Posted By DeeCee 57
arrived later this afternoon direct from Höganas...

arrived later this afternoon direct from Höganas Sweden, flight time direct 5:40, and they are more than 16 RVs... closer to 35.
Weather is perfect and the club hosts, albeit for €50 a head, a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-15-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 46,802
Posted By DeeCee 57
Mach’s gut Hermann ;) I’d wish to be able to fly...

Mach’s gut Hermann ;)
I’d wish to be able to fly along...
Still, enjoying EU here, just made the Swedish RV an the French RV fly-ins in one go :D Tobi‘s here in France as well.

Tailwinds :cool:
Forum: RV-4 06-04-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,117
Posted By DeeCee 57
George, flipping the RVator pages found this...

George, flipping the RVator pages found this advice:
Aligning Gear Legs [10/94]

There is a fix (to a degree) for those whose gear legs did not come out in alignment when drilled. Even though all...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,616
Posted By DeeCee 57
having had the unfortunate experience of a con...

having had the unfortunate experience of a con rod failure on the O-320 of my Falco Series III many moons ago, I experienced a very high descent rate at best glide... no control on the prop since all...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-28-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By DeeCee 57
My -6 sports a carbed A1A converted to A3A 360...

My -6 sports a carbed A1A converted to A3A 360 engine with 3 blade MT prop and -7 cowls.
But for the blue Vans demo the only -6 I’ve flown. Have some time in 320 powered -4s.

The MT prop is quite...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,117
Posted By DeeCee 57
George those new drilled legs would not fit your...

George those new drilled legs would not fit your actual engine mount... if available, call Vans, you’d need new legs and engine mount, advantage would be in getting a reinforced mount.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,475
Posted By DeeCee 57
well you guys all omitted or forgot a couple...

well you guys all omitted or forgot a couple things:
- depreciation of the airplane’s value in line with the hours flown, e.g. I would normally pay less for a 3K hours airframe vs a 300 one
-...
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