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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By flightlogic
no need to shave

My hardware store staff all had bandannas on today. Looked like a mass bank robbery. VANS logo would have put me at ease. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By flightlogic
Hey thanks

Just ordered also. Now I have a lifetime supply. One for workshop, one for the hangar. Thanks much for the head's up.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,582
Posted By flightlogic
4 stroke tail weight

California Highway Patrol took off in a Cessna 180 with a tug attached to the tail. Briggs and Stratton proved to be a big CG factor. It flew, but the gyrations it took to dislodge it were wild....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,582
Posted By flightlogic
tow bar along for the ride

[QUOTE=erich weaver;1419206]I knew a guy that got distracted during preflight and ended up taxiiing to the runup area with the tow bar still on the nose wheel. Lesson learned. If the tow bar is on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By flightlogic
wish I could wheel land that gently.....:)

wish I could wheel land that gently.....:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-24-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By flightlogic
very very nice

Wow.... nice flight, nice story! Reminds me of helping the Voyager navigate. The software would round the turns. Not good for waypoint passage and logging a world record. They had to manually fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,306
Posted By flightlogic
surprised

Easy and quick survey to complete. Surprised they did not ask what we pay.
Forum: COMM 03-08-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By flightlogic
Active cancellation is not really done in...

Active cancellation is not really done in aviation mics. Passive vents, front and back have been the norm for a long time. I tried to help some pilots in the OV-10 with better sound, Ended up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-06-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By flightlogic
great!

Nice video. Even though I live 20 minutes from Sedona by RV, I enjoy a well edited video submitted by visitors. Had not heard of the restaurant in town. Good tips.
Thanks much for posting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By flightlogic
hate that

I have done that too...
But I have to say, if you can get out of bed at 3 AM, and think clearly.... you are ahead of alot of us!!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,507
Posted By flightlogic
Allan.... God rest her Soul. Nick

Allan.... God rest her Soul. Nick
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By flightlogic
Now that was FUN Unique views and edits. Well...

Now that was FUN
Unique views and edits. Well done!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,325
Posted By flightlogic
Garmin sued uAvionix because they were convinced...

Garmin sued uAvionix because they were convinced that their patented over the air (RF signal reception) method had been duplicated. That suit quietly went away. The method of picking data off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,149
Posted By flightlogic
"significant forces" can hurt, if applied in an...

"significant forces" can hurt, if applied in an abnormal manner.
My RV9A can hurt me... if I am not careful. So can my Ford SUV.
Vigilance on landing an A model is of utmost importance.
Glad they...
Forum: Safety 02-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,795
Posted By flightlogic
well done

I will let your research figure out the engine problem, but the flying was superb. Nice bank angle and pitch control. I am in the camp that pilots/owners should try this out now and then to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By flightlogic
No, I got the point. Just noticed the word...

No, I got the point. Just noticed the word lawsuit and decided to post my sarcasm. I should have poured more coffee instead of annoying people.
Sorry about that.
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By flightlogic
The pulses at 978 mhz will not affect coms. Go...

The pulses at 978 mhz will not affect coms. Go for the shortest coax run.
Good ground at the base... and just wipe off oil now and then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By flightlogic
Tesla options are expensive too. Doubt if that...

Tesla options are expensive too. Doubt if that warrants a law suit.
ADS-B provides decent WX products, and you already paid for it.
On the positive side...XM just made me feel better about my income.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By flightlogic
GRT mini

The GRT mini makes a nice single instrument as well. Battery is built in...
And terrain warnings..
Forum: Reviews 01-14-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By flightlogic
YUP

My EZ heat has been on the sump three years. That and a space heater (with tilt switch) that sits on the cockpit floor are driven by the switchbox.
When I venture to the loo at around 3 am, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,297
Posted By flightlogic
The previous posts all have good ideas, so I...

The previous posts all have good ideas, so I won't go over them again.
BUT... every RV owner should own a decent DVM. They are cheap now days, compared to the Fluke meters of a few years ago. Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,132
Posted By flightlogic
options

Vlad,
I would second the idea of Weather Underground. Like the ADS-B hobbyists... there are thousands of home weather stations that are linked to their web site. Rather than the bother of radio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By flightlogic
Thank you Dennis. I will pass that comment on to...

Thank you Dennis. I will pass that comment on to the owner.
He is not an RV flyer... but struggles to get information..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By flightlogic
Navworx traffic to iFly ??

Anyone know if the wi fi coming out of a Navworx will display properly on iPad running either Wing X or iFly apps???
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By flightlogic
Just my opinion.... it will probably work fine. ...

Just my opinion.... it will probably work fine. Many people are using suction cup antennas in the cockpit for receive set ups. For a UAT broadcasting on 978 mhz... it is a data pulse signal at...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By flightlogic
A GPS receiver does not care which way it faces. ...

A GPS receiver does not care which way it faces. Lat/Long just changes over time and it calculates velocity.
Now, I have seen AHRS units mounted backwards.... and that one makes it hard to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By flightlogic
Very nice.... add a blue flying scarf in the...

Very nice.... add a blue flying scarf in the photo.... and you got fourth of july going.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-21-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By flightlogic
unique

Pretty bored with all the "standard" hey look at me doing a takeoff.... videos on you tube. But ! This one is really cool to see the rudder in action on landing, the takeoff as viewed looking back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By flightlogic
Wayne--- thank You!!!

will check out which letter type I have....
was a bit surprised at the prices, I must say....
The corporate lawyer is behind in his yacht payments....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By flightlogic
I am pretty sure the airline extension will not...

I am pretty sure the airline extension will not match the buckles.
Anyone else had DIRECT experience????
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By flightlogic
ego is in good shape

rWell, I don't have a fragile ego.... but I decline to discuss what length relief tube I might need in my RV. And certainly not in a PUBLIC forum.
My wife, on the other hand... might happily make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By flightlogic
Seat belt too short

Have attempted to take a photographer up for Sedona shots... but the lap belt is too short to fit. I think my original belts are supplied by Van's. Just a four point. Has anyone added a seat belt...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By flightlogic
FUN

Now that is fun to look at. I marked it in my favorites. Easy visibility check before flying out to the east... from my hometown.
I remember early web cams when I lived in Australia. My relatives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By flightlogic
mine too

Mine has been running on the tail of my RV 9A for almost two years now. It is on full time when the avionics switch is on. That is quite a bit of duty time, since I fly the plane for work several...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,639
Posted By flightlogic
I took a baby aspirin every day for a year. I...

I took a baby aspirin every day for a year. I never had a bird strike.
Empirical evidence? I think not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By flightlogic
Not sure how it comes apart. I hope someone...

Not sure how it comes apart. I hope someone chimes in here.
For next time, you might research the ENELOOP battery.
I have used them in the Bose for 6 years. They do not self discharge.
I get them...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By flightlogic
search

Welcome to Van's AF. The search engine is your friend. Trust me.
High CHT's have been experienced and solved by many here. If you search the topic and begin your research, you will be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By flightlogic
n82rb

note to self.... probably should not argue with Walt.
He has been there done that.....
To the original poster... Get it bench checked. Easy. Will come with a tag with a pretty color.
Forum: Safety 10-08-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
closing this thread

I got to fly the subject airplane on Sunday. I did so after inspecting the servo rigging to rule out any over center possibility. I noted that the small buttons on the stick for elevator trim are...
Forum: Reviews 10-08-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By flightlogic
confused

Initially I was confused about what RPM to set my drill press. After I asked Alan.... he suggested really really slow. smile
Forum: Safety 10-04-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
trim breaker

On my own 9A, I changed out the trim motor breaker to a pullable one. Have suggested that to others, when I have seen a flush breaker.
I will throw this out to the RV community though...

If one...
Forum: Safety 10-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
Thanks everyone

I want to post a shout out to Canadian Joy for his flight test.
The results might be an explanation for the behavior seen by the RV9A pilot.
If the trim was run pitch down inadvertently, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By flightlogic
Amazon

While reading, I opened another browser page and ordered Krytox on Amazon. $20 and I will be a popular guy in the hangar row... since I will share with all the RV's that want to clean up their o...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By flightlogic
Anti-Splat

I bought the Anti-Splat tool. Fits in the drill press and works like a charm. I flip my tires, since they wear unevenly. Still time consuming....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By flightlogic
Sleep apnea recording device

I see that apnea testing is a popular topic to discuss. Some will be hesitant to have a formal test, for fear that it will impact their ability to fly. Others have had life changing results from a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,125
Posted By flightlogic
Brunch

Brunch at Payson, AZ. Good prices self serve. Good food. View of the runway from the cafe. and COOLER than PHX. 5000 ft. elevation.
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
thanks Bob

Bob, thanks for the input. I agree, it does not seem like it could happen.
I will reserve judgement at this point and keep looking for hard evidence.
I have crashed and burned once (actually burned,...
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
Andrew at TT

Andrew, I will gather more data and contact you directly.
Anecdotal reports may have a tendency to be exaggerated due to post incident trauma. Not sure if that is the case here.
In any event, this...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
Scott, I agree. The pilot could not describe to...

Scott, I agree. The pilot could not describe to me how much he pulled.
I think the surprise of the angle and time of onset maybe task saturated him.
From his comments, I would have expected the...
Forum: COMM 09-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By flightlogic
bugs

pretty heavily dependent on a working cell phone. That and a buggy app make it not ready for prime time IMHO
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,700
Posted By flightlogic
Uncommanded pitch down- Tru Trak

Posting for a friend who suddenly went nose down 45 degrees plus enroute home from OSH. RV9A with a new Tru Trak.
Disconnect button did not release the pitch servo. Torque might have been set too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By flightlogic
Just back from a week in Iceland. Pretty severe...

Just back from a week in Iceland. Pretty severe shortage of ANY little airplanes. We drove the whole Ring Road and stopped at airports. Let's just say it made me grateful to fly where I do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By flightlogic
5 years

Installed and flown 800 hours over five years. No sign of stress transferred elsewhere.
(one other data point----- not for debate... just the facts. In order to push my RV backwards, I push the...
Forum: Safety 08-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,755
Posted By flightlogic
great!

Eddie,
You have provided and shared a resource to fellow aviators. I (and I hope, others) appreciate that.
I have ordered my copy. Even though I am coming up on eligibility for the FAA 50 year...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,028
Posted By flightlogic
skills

If you have solid teaching skills and a good feel for aircraft control, I don't see a problem. Keep the curriculum simple until you both add experience in the type. They are very simple planes......
Forum: Safety 07-17-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By flightlogic
G switch

The G switch adds one axis. The thought is that vertical impact is more likely to happen. I would think this is just fine for an RV. Stats show that ELTs are not very good at activation in some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,299
Posted By flightlogic
kidding

So, if you do aerobatics.... is your nickname: fidget spinner?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,198
Posted By flightlogic
pretty sure

I am pretty sure when pilots post these kind of questions... they are just looking for a straight forward answer. It does not seem to be an invitation to debate whether or not one should do...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By flightlogic
good thing

Good to hear the tribe is not charging to land there.
Though they just raised the fee to drive in to Diamond Down for river runners by a factor of 1000%. Hope they don't take a similar view of those...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By flightlogic
My SPOT sits next to the GRT antennas and also...

My SPOT sits next to the GRT antennas and also the G696 antenna. Never have seen any signal interference. I don't use breadcrumbs though. Just a manual position when over rough and remote terrain.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By flightlogic
Grand Canyon West is a fun idea for a quick stop....

Grand Canyon West is a fun idea for a quick stop. I would park well away from the building and facilities and take a walk. The owners have been known to charge for using their airport.
There is a...
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,390
Posted By flightlogic
Microphone quality

While I have not flown with this new headset, I appreciate the attention the Card's paid to microphone quality. I have been trying for two years to assist a customer with poor coms in a quite noisy...
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