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Forum: Propellers 10-08-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Northernliving
Of note, this 3 blade Hartzell requires a...

Of note, this 3 blade Hartzell requires a dampened crank. I understand these are engines with the "6" in the engine suffix.

Questions for the engine pundits.

1) Does this 3 blade prop require...
Forum: Propellers 10-08-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Northernliving
They sell a 2 blade composite CS prop. That's...

They sell a 2 blade composite CS prop. That's $15k w/spinner from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,771
Posted By Northernliving
I had a problem with leaks on gaskets that were...

I had a problem with leaks on gaskets that were prosealed. I removed them, cleaned everything and used cork gaskets and Permatex 80019 Aviation Form-A-Gasket No. 3 and have been leak free since.
Forum: Propellers 10-07-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Northernliving
I called Hartzell today and talked to them about...

I called Hartzell today and talked to them about the prop. The person that I talked to was helpful, but not very knowledgeable. Seemed like they were reading off the computer screen. I had to be...
Forum: Propellers 10-07-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Northernliving
The cord on the three blade is *much* narrower...

The cord on the three blade is *much* narrower than the two blade composite with enormous "paddles."
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By Northernliving
+1 Mine stalls in a an attitude that is just too...

+1 Mine stalls in a an attitude that is just too high to 3 point. Wheel land it and save some mileage on your tailwheel.
Forum: Propellers 10-05-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Northernliving
I agree on the diameter. Definitely not a prop...

I agree on the diameter. Definitely not a prop expert here, but the cord does look narrow on this 3 blade prop and perhaps that has something to do with the larger diameter.

I'll be very interest...
Forum: Propellers 10-04-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Northernliving
3 Blade Hartzell CS Composite

Any pireps or opinions on the Hartzell 74 inch diameter 3-bladed, aluminum ďRaptorĒ hub and Carbon Fiber Scimitar bladed prop? Iíll be in the market in the next few months and looking at...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Northernliving
I manage the insurance program for the company I...

I manage the insurance program for the company I work for and commercial property/caustically rates are all going up between 10-30%. For some reason the market is very tight right now. I renewed...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Northernliving
Should be someone at 52F.

Should be someone at 52F.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By Northernliving
BTW... were tail wheels excluded??? :D

BTW... were tail wheels excluded??? :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By Northernliving
Looks like a great time. Wish I knew about it...

Looks like a great time. Wish I knew about it ahead of time. Iím sure a few Boston area RVs might have tried to join. Thanks for sharing.

Brian
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Northernliving
Good point. XPanel does the same for an $80...

Good point. XPanel does the same for an $80 license fee. I've used both and they are very similar.

I admire folks that cut their own. Not impossible at all, but it just comes down to where you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Northernliving
BTW, if you haven't tried it, eHangar has a...

BTW, if you haven't tried it, eHangar has a simple little *free* panel design tool. It also prices out the design with a BOM for all the avionics.

https://www.ehangar.org/ehangar/designer

I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Northernliving
Try Bill at Upnorth Aviation in Vermont. Fast...

Try Bill at Upnorth Aviation in Vermont. Fast and 1/2 the price of Stein when I checked a year or two ago. A friend recently used them for a new -8 panel and he did a terrific job. You can have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Northernliving
I bought Paul's FlyLED's - "The Works" I have...

I bought Paul's FlyLED's - "The Works" I have them assembled and tested on the bench and will be installing them in a couple of weeks. So far, I really like them. I'll document the install...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,688
Posted By Northernliving
Cool Jugs are still...

Cool Jugs are still around.
http://www.liquidcooledairpower.com/cj-overview.shtml

What's interesting to me is the thirst for even more speed when we have pretty fast ships now. I was flying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,151
Posted By Northernliving
Perhaps more importantly, see what they look like...

Perhaps more importantly, see what they look like after 3-400 hours of flying.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,193
Posted By Northernliving
Wondering if anyone has integrated pmag...

Wondering if anyone has integrated pmag information into their Dynon Skyview system. If so, any PIREPS?

https://forum.flydynon.com/threads/p-mag-data-now-available-for-display-with-dynon.12236/
Forum: Painting your RV 08-17-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,770
Posted By Northernliving
I got three quotes that were references from...

I got three quotes that were references from Scheme Designers for a strip and repaint of an RV8 ranging from 10-12k. One in PA, one in NY and one in VT. That all had very nice looking RV references.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,231
Posted By Northernliving
Pics

It took me a while to get around to posting my install using the small linear actuator. I use this all the time now, even during the summer and I'm able to dial my oil temp right where I want it. ...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,192
Posted By Northernliving
Thumbs up Ditto! Couldn't agree more. :D

Ditto! Couldn't agree more. :D
Forum: Tools 08-14-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By Northernliving
Measurments

Any chance you could get the measurements on this so that I don't have to guess?

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By Northernliving
Yes, The first plane I soloed was a J-3 in 1989,...

Yes, The first plane I soloed was a J-3 in 1989, so I'm, err, "grandfathered." I was 23, though. :D I transitioned to a 172 to complete my PPL and then went back to flying floats and tail wheels. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By Northernliving
I think there are those that have ground looped...

I think there are those that have ground looped and those that will!

I never got an endorsement! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,200
Posted By Northernliving
RV8 made the crossing

Rocky Westerhuis did it in an RV8 a number of years ago.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4679064/Vintage-aircraft-complete-voyage-Arctic-Circle.html

I go to Bermuda fairly often and have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Northernliving
Goodyear Flight Custom 3

I actually replaced mine today. I read all through these VAF forums and there are lots of opinions. Some love the retreads, others have had problems with them. For almost every tire, you will find...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,754
Posted By Northernliving
Any special charging consideration with the...

Any special charging consideration with the Shorai 18 AH batteries?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,458
Posted By Northernliving
I found this video on LOP/ROP one of the very...

I found this video on LOP/ROP one of the very best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bATVXMHQg&t=77s
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By Northernliving
Fix

What are the ways to fix this? My fuel flow sensor also reads high when the pump is on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,550
Posted By Northernliving
Welcome

I saw your video touring Van's and flying the different models and wondered if after flying an RV, you would be able to resist having one. I couldn't! Welcome and enjoy.

Brian
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By Northernliving
PIREPS

I'm also interested in PIREPs from either the WhirlWind or Senenich composite ground adjustable props.
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,342
Posted By Northernliving
I also lost a friend to power lines in 2106 in...

I also lost a friend to power lines in 2106 in South Carolina. He was flying his new Harmon rocket along a river in a familiar area. He was a navy trained pilot and captain with Delta. No one is...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,771
Posted By Northernliving
Randy Lervold did one of the very best comparison...

Randy Lervold did one of the very best comparison between various props that I’ve seen on his RV8. In summary, the 3-Bade cost him around 4-6 MPH in speed, (but gained 15 MPH in cool factor - IMO!...
Forum: Northeast 03-10-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 61,985
Posted By Northernliving
Mt Washington yesterday was also nice. ...

Mt Washington yesterday was also nice. Tuckerman's Ravine Skiing should be excellent this spring.

https://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr68/Northernliving/Mt%20Washington%203.9.2019.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,231
Posted By Northernliving
Shutter

I'm also installing one of these on my cooler shutter. What a great little device!
http://www.tcwtech.com/control_valve_servo_kit.html

I was thinking of mounting my shutter on the rear of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,997
Posted By Northernliving
Did you say Jet!?!?!

Are you building a Sonex Jet, Paul? See to remember a video of you flying one.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-25-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,312
Posted By Northernliving
I plan on building a Rans S21 to put on amphibs. ...

I plan on building a Rans S21 to put on amphibs. The quoted build time is crazy low and it appears that it would be a great float plan with reasonable cruise (as far as float planes go).

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,201
Posted By Northernliving
That's the best partnership.... I have the same,...

That's the best partnership.... I have the same, but my bride likes to sit in the back and direct me to her favorite restaurant! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By Northernliving
Tanis preheat and a wifi switch. Cheap, simple,...

Tanis preheat and a wifi switch. Cheap, simple, and works like a champ. One switch for preheat and one for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,750
Posted By Northernliving
RF noise is the issue. Would be interested in...

RF noise is the issue. Would be interested in knowing if any of these are RF noise free. The cheap ones seem to be pretty noisy. I've had the best experience with the unit from Stein Air. ...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,857
Posted By Northernliving
Here is a video on building one. It should take...

Here is a video on building one. It should take the moisture out of the air just like a conventional AC unit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWeyuB_dUKU
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Northernliving
I've done this many times for hours using my...

I've done this many times for hours using my Odyssey with my float/charge state charger turned on. No issues other than good learning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By Northernliving
I've been using ADSB now for a couple of years. ...

I've been using ADSB now for a couple of years. Great for traffic, but weather is pretty poor. Updates are slow, and frankly, with changing weather, it's usefulness is marginal. Interesting to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Northernliving
I do all my planning with Seattle Avionics FlyQ...

I do all my planning with Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB and upload it via wifi to my Skyview Touch. It takes seconds. Simply amazing! I would think it would work in a similar way with the standard...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,584
Posted By Northernliving
Appears that the side-by-side sliders can also be...

Appears that the side-by-side sliders can also be opened in flight with not so desirable results.

https://generalaviationnews.com/2016/06/17/rv-6-canopy-opens-in-flight-with-fatal-consequences/
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,584
Posted By Northernliving
I think this has been discussed here on VAF at...

I think this has been discussed here on VAF at length, and the answer is yes, the slider can be opened in flight and there is at least two document cases and one with an egress... speed is...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-25-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,584
Posted By Northernliving
Hey Smokey, knife looks nice. Any idea if that's...

Hey Smokey, knife looks nice. Any idea if that's made in the good old USA?

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,996
Posted By Northernliving
Here is the video from Mike Arnold on making the...

Here is the video from Mike Arnold on making the molds for the RV travel pods. It would be great if someone had these molds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5A7_oPAw9c
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,678
Posted By Northernliving
Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that...

Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that nut/cotter pin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By Northernliving
The Aviation X was first launched in 1998 - it's...

The Aviation X was first launched in 1998 - it's now a 20+ year old design. The A20's were first launched in 2010 and was updated in 2015, so it's design is a good 10-15 years newer. The A20 has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By Northernliving
Just build a Stratux. I think I built mine for...

Just build a Stratux. I think I built mine for $100 or so with a battery that lasts 5-6 hours. I now use it as a backup should my Dynon let me down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbVkAWvxQrA
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,945
Posted By Northernliving
That is amazing for those that haven't seen it.

That is amazing for those that haven't seen it.
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,591
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks for the PIREP. I need to improve my heat...

Thanks for the PIREP. I need to improve my heat before the cold wx arrives. Wondering if I should add something like this in series to what I already have ore replace. I assume that you replaced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,647
Posted By Northernliving
+1 on that one. I like to hear the N-number and...

+1 on that one. I like to hear the N-number and then also see them on the screen - with the N-number. N-number and field position is the best, IMO. Colors can be second guessed, especially if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,962
Posted By Northernliving
I also have a lifetime for Dynon maps and FlyQ. ...

I also have a lifetime for Dynon maps and FlyQ. Seattle just seems to be adding all kinds of nice features and upgrades to FlyQ all the time, and now the web interface. Really like the flight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,662
Posted By Northernliving
These appear to be a pretty good price for new...

These appear to be a pretty good price for new discs -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By Northernliving
Well, I missed the software update and I updated...

Well, I missed the software update and I updated my maps and obstacle database base this morning and flew it for 2.5 hours. It got my to Martha's Vineyard, and back w/out any event, so installing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,335
Posted By Northernliving
MzeroA Did a nice video on their new glass...

MzeroA Did a nice video on their new glass cockpit that is Garmin-less. It's a Dynon Skyview HDX with an Avidyne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfAxIR99UuA&t=11s

I fly behind a Skyview, but did...
Forum: Reviews 09-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,648
Posted By Northernliving
No data while idle. I picked up one of the ODB2...

No data while idle.

I picked up one of the ODB2 hotspots from AT&T last year with unlimited data for $20/month. I bridged to a more powerful router/hotspot and the guys in the hangar to the left...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Northernliving
Put the battery on the firewall.

Put the battery on the firewall.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 129,125
Posted By Northernliving
46in. Same as the S20 and the RV14. Now back...

46in. Same as the S20 and the RV14. Now back to the RV15!
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