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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By ColoRv
In the photo posted, you are off course. The...

In the photo posted, you are off course. The system is taking you to the next waypoint, but is off to the side because when you started towards that point, you were not on course. Likely taking off...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,326
Posted By ColoRv
If I were to build 100 more RVís....the only...

If I were to build 100 more RVís....the only thing I can say for certain is there would have a VPX is every single one of them. Couldnít be happier with mine.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,455
Posted By ColoRv
Seldom am I at a loss for words. Such a loss. ...

Seldom am I at a loss for words. Such a loss. Rest In Peace buddy.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By ColoRv
I believe that was pre-update. Likely the reason...

I believe that was pre-update. Likely the reason for the update.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,531
Posted By ColoRv
look for a piece of FOD in the injector on that...

look for a piece of FOD in the injector on that cylinder. This is very common. Then pull all four lines off the injectors and insert them into identical water bottles (empty). Balls to the wall,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By ColoRv
I see no point in fitting them then removing for...

I see no point in fitting them then removing for storage. Unless you want to do that for pure motivational purposes, it’s a waste of time. When I fit mine, they stayed on and flew shortly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By ColoRv
I cut per plan. No issues after 4 years and I...

I cut per plan. No issues after 4 years and I frequently travel cross country at 17,500. With all the talk Iíve seen of RV8 canopies popping in cold I am very happy mine has no rivets, screws or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,409
Posted By ColoRv
I believe that is what is happening as well. ...

I believe that is what is happening as well. Levi said earlier that you can activate approach mode once the diamond starts down but I tried that twice and it failed each time. The issue is the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,409
Posted By ColoRv
I took another run at it today. RNAV 27 at BKV...

I took another run at it today. RNAV 27 at BKV starting at PABBI @ 2500ft. VNAV drops altitude to 2k prior (mostly) to AZBOG. Approaching IGNAQ VNAV is waiting for the last minute descent to 1800...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,409
Posted By ColoRv
Thanks Levi. Iíll attack the next flight with...

Thanks Levi. Iíll attack the next flight with all of that in mind. Just a new buttonology to get used to I suspect. I believe youíre going to want that VNAV/APPR handoff to be automatic if you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By ColoRv
My angle valve runs cool too. 300ish in high...

My angle valve runs cool too. 300ish in high speed cruise. I have tightly sealed baffles with a tight fit plenum lid. It just cools really well. I intend to close off some exit space at some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,409
Posted By ColoRv
Hello G3Xperts! I installed the newest G3X and...

Hello G3Xperts!

I installed the newest G3X and GTN updates this morning and went out to test them. I fly coupled IFR quite a bit these days so that is the area I am testing at present. I have...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 61,733
Posted By ColoRv
I have hangar space at KBKV just north of Tampa. ...

I have hangar space at KBKV just north of Tampa. Be safe out there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,784
Posted By ColoRv
Flown both quite a bit. I strongly prefer the...

Flown both quite a bit. I strongly prefer the link. The dance you do with chains goes away. The tail is wherever your feet put it. No dancing on the chain slack. Does take some getting used to.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By ColoRv
Guys, this is a discussion board. A busy one. ...

Guys, this is a discussion board. A busy one. No company is going to treat this place like itís their full time job. Contact them directly with your questions. Email works remarkably well but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By ColoRv
Are you sure? I must be missing it. I only see...

Are you sure? I must be missing it. I only see one question in that thread from you, posted three days ago on Labor Day. I apologize if I missed the other two. Garmin guys are in here often, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By ColoRv
Iíve sent questions to the G3Xperts several...

Iíve sent questions to the G3Xperts several times, mostly on set up or config. They answer on weekends, late nights, it is astonishing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,253
Posted By ColoRv
I split manufacturers as well with Garmin backed...

I split manufacturers as well with Garmin backed up by Dynon. Same thinking, one bug taking all down. My current opinion after flying is that I wouldn’t do that again. The only thing in my panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,253
Posted By ColoRv
Price out each of the systems complete. Make it...

Price out each of the systems complete. Make it apples to apples. You may find as I did that the huge price differences people in here talk about....just aren’t. That was the biggest surprise to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,095
Posted By ColoRv
Thumbs down Ahhh memories. There once was a time when this...

Ahhh memories. There once was a time when this website didnít exist. RV builders communicated via an email list where we either received one email containing all of the emails for the day or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By ColoRv
I donít know that plane or the builder so canít...

I donít know that plane or the builder so canít say for certain, but the canopy is most likely a Vans canopy as there arenít many other options. Now that Todd has flown west, Iím not sure there are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By ColoRv
Jim Gray (Bronze Lindy) and Bob Markert (Silver...

Jim Gray (Bronze Lindy) and Bob Markert (Silver Lindy) of Denver (KBJC) both have that windscreen as well. Neither of them modified the baggage door to my knowledge. The rest of the bubble is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By ColoRv
I file IFR on the iPad with ForeFlight. ATC...

I file IFR on the iPad with ForeFlight. ATC often updates the flight plan through foreflight prior to departure. Get in the plane, and upload to G3X, transfer to GTN650 from there. The whole thing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 78,528
Posted By ColoRv
Is there a way to get fuel pressure displayed on...

Is there a way to get fuel pressure displayed on the left with the rest of the engine info? I realize I can flip to engine page to see it, but I like having it up front. If I missed something when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,115
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,931
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,078
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, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,907
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,389
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,893
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,893
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, 07:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,806
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,961
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, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,993
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,027
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By ColoRv
This has worked well on mine.

This has worked well on mine.
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,539
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,499
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By ColoRv
Love mine. No issues at all.

Love mine. No issues at all.
Forum: Reviews 07-19-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
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, 09:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,449
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,628
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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,548
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,616
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 61,733
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,558
Posted By ColoRv
Brand please...

Brand please...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,255
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, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,885
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,100
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, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,100
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,159
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
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, 06:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,188
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, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,526
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, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,463
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,151
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 strugglesÖwe emerge stronger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 54,039
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...
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