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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Ironflight
This comes up pretty frequently here, especially...

This comes up pretty frequently here, especially when new builders have their first experiences with nutplates, and statements like this Need to be made very carefully. Building an airplane is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,890
Posted By Ironflight
I forget who it was (so on one gets the blame if...

I forget who it was (so on one gets the blame if it is wrong....), but an insurance insider once told me that insurance companies make their money off of investing the premiums. They don't collect...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-01-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ironflight
Happy B-Day Alisha!! Glad there is someone to...

Happy B-Day Alisha!! Glad there is someone to keep Axel honest....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Ironflight
91.205 doesnít actually apply to experimentals...

91.205 doesnít actually apply to experimentals unless it is specifically called out in the Ops Lims - which it is for night and/or IFR operations. For VFR Day ops, essentially nothing is required for...
Forum: Primers 06-30-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Ironflight
Consensus? Three posts in an hour? :D Prime if...

Consensus? Three posts in an hour? :D

Prime if you want to, don't prime if you don't. I have seen very, very few airplanes with internal corrosion problems in more than forty years of playing with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ironflight
Iím going to second (or third, or fourth) this...

Iím going to second (or third, or fourth) this plan as well. In the time it takes to read this thread, you could have easily drilled off the head, drilled out the nutplate, and installed a new one....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Ironflight
Agreed. In his original post, he stated he had an...

Agreed. In his original post, he stated he had an E-Mag. Which is why I gave him the reference to the E-Magair manual....

Paul
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Ironflight
From the P-Mag installation manual: Auto Spark...

From the P-Mag installation manual:



Auto Spark Plug Adapters - Plug adapters permit the use
of 14mm automotive type plugs. Use short reach (SR)
adapters if your aviation plug callout is “M” type...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Ironflight
John will, however, come to you....and yes, he...

John will, however, come to you....and yes, he has several award winners in his portfolio!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By Ironflight
Simple, Day VFR? I’d put the Dynon in the middle...

Simple, Day VFR? I’d put the Dynon in the middle of the panel, and forget about the G5 as a backup. You can fly the airplane just fine with no instruments at all. I personally am not a fan of...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-26-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Ironflight
Isle...wow!! I remember landing there on one of...

Isle...wow!! I remember landing there on one of my student cross-countries in the J-3 way back when.... I remember the tall trees on either side making it a very narrow tunnel. Glad to hear that it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Ironflight
I’m with Mel on this - too many lever-lock...

I’m with Mel on this - too many lever-lock switches can make activation/deactivation difficult. (Not to mention, they are expensive!). A step in between unprotected toggles and lever-locks is to use...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-24-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Ironflight
Back then I spent a couple of months living at...

Back then I spent a couple of months living at our cabin, trying to figure out how to run a magazine, and sort of made the Barnstorm my morning office - I could get breakfast and hang out with good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,383
Posted By Ironflight
Find a young pilot who needs a mentor - someone...

Find a young pilot who needs a mentor - someone that could use the benefit of decades of flying experience. Fly with him and let him (or her) pay what they can pay to build time while keeping you in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 164,652
Posted By Ironflight
So as not to give people the wrong idea, a...

So as not to give people the wrong idea, a Subsonex is quite insurable for liability. Hull coverage is not available for a price anyone seems interested in paying, but to make a blanket statement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,396
Posted By Ironflight
I honestly cant think of a written rule covering...

I honestly cant think of a written rule covering your case, and arguing on the radio is discouraged by the AIM, but people thee days just seem more prone to chew others out, assuming that they are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Ironflight
I just installed a Garmin probe today, and the...

I just installed a Garmin probe today, and the adapter screws into the head, then the probe bayonets into the adapter - so you can swap probes without having to unscrew anything. Are we saying the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Ironflight
The CHT sensor itself fits into a bayonet adapter...

The CHT sensor itself fits into a bayonet adapter that screws into the cylinder - to swap only the sensor, you simply give it a slight push and a quarter turn - and it is out - no threads to gall....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,488
Posted By Ironflight
Any Value in Old Cylinders These Days?

So the old timers around here will remember the days when Old Lycoming cylinders were taken to a cylinder shop to be overhauled, or to have a valve replaced, or to be re-honed. A complete engine...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By Ironflight
At one time, Avidyne Was taking 430W’s in trade...

At one time, Avidyne Was taking 430W’s in trade for IFD’s (plus cash, of course)...my impression is that they are a small enough firm (compared to big G) that if you talked nicely to the marketing...
Forum: Reviews 06-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ironflight
Rick - I have openly used the Bose a few times in...

Rick - I have openly used the Bose a few times in other people’s planes, and have enjoyed using them, they work well. I have two pairs of the DC One-X’s that we use primarily in the Tundra. However,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ironflight
We’re at $3.95 at Carson City (NV) - I paid $5.30...

We’re at $3.95 at Carson City (NV) - I paid $5.30 the other day in Aurora (OR)!

But Jet A....they’re practically giving it away in Carson at $2.65....so guess what airplane is getting more flying!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-12-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ironflight
Read this - scroll down to what it says about...

Read this - scroll down to what it says about GPS...
Forum: Midwest 06-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Ironflight
Any Reason Not to use KTUL ?

I need to fly over to Tulsa sometime in the next couple of weeks In one of the RVís To visit the engine shops for some story research. Since they are located right across the street from Tulsa...
Forum: Oregon 06-10-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks - Willamette it is....

Thanks - Willamette it is....
Forum: Oregon 06-10-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Ironflight
Willamette Aviation or Lynx at UAO for a quick turn?

Question for Oregonians...

I have too run up to Aurora tomorrow morning to pick up a neighbor whoís dropping his A-36 off at Pacific Coast for a full G3X treatment (he built a -12 that way, and I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ironflight
To the OP Dave, This Question/debate comes up...

To the OP Dave,

This Question/debate comes up about every two months here on VAF - you can scroll through the Glass Cockpit forum and find all the previous threads, and you’ll find the same guys...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,159
Posted By Ironflight
With the ND internally regulated alternators, we...

With the ND internally regulated alternators, we have years of semi-collated , subjective, and anecdotal evidence that turning on the alternator field after the engine is turning is a good way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Ironflight
My next EAA webinar - July 14th

One thing that the EAA has discovered during the past couple of months of COVID-19 is that their webinar series has been a hit! Vic has "sold out" a couple of them, and I did one where we maxed out...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Ironflight
What you’d be looking for is a Garmin GEA 24.

What you’d be looking for is a Garmin GEA 24.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Ironflight
Since you’ve already got a G3X touch, why not...

Since you’ve already got a G3X touch, why not just add an EMS from Garmin into the system, and all your engine data will be integrated into your EFIS? That’s the simplest way to go - don’t know the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Ironflight
Iíve been pulling apart our RV-6 engine this...

Iíve been pulling apart our RV-6 engine this week, getting the bottom end parts ready to go to Tulsa, and was pleasantly surprised that the tappet bodies and cam still have mirror-finishes. Yeah, the...
Forum: RV-3 05-24-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Ironflight
Yeah, it can slip - but I rarely (if ever) find...

Yeah, it can slip - but I rarely (if ever) find the need to slip any of the short wing RV’s - especially if they have a constant speed prop! Just pull off power and they come down pretty quick.

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By Ironflight
As was pointed out above, nothing has been purged...

As was pointed out above, nothing has been purged - there are currently 116 threads (and 1210 posts) in the "Aircraft Camping" forum here on VAF. Just go to the top of this page, and find the...
Forum: RV-3 05-23-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ironflight
Our -3 has standard pressure recovery pants, and...

Our -3 has standard pressure recovery pants, and they work fine. One thing that can affect shimmy is tire pressure - for us, lower pressure reduces it, higher pressure enhances it. Short of a major...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks for the quick responses everyone! I spent...

Thanks for the quick responses everyone! I spent some time on the phone with Aircraft Specialties, and I was very happy with the process, as everyone seems to be - so we’ll get started on this new...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By Ironflight
If you have a stock panel, then there is a 90...

If you have a stock panel, then there is a 90 degree bent lip on the bottom - thatís a pretty significant bend! Itís there to make the panel stiff. If you don't - then Someone has already been in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ironflight
Where to send the case then?

Where to send the case then?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ironflight
Any Experience with Aircraft Specialties Services?

Well, when you fly your airplanes enough eventually, something is goign to come due for an overhaul. Itís probably time to do the engine on our RV-6, and since it is currently hanging from a hoist...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,577
Posted By Ironflight
There comes a time in every RV-6's life..... We...

There comes a time in every RV-6's life.....

We were doing the annual on Louise's RV-6 this past week, and sure enough - the cracks have appeared. It's remarkable, actually, that it took over 3500...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,691
Posted By Ironflight
Are you sure that's corrosion Tim? It looks a...

Are you sure that's corrosion Tim? It looks a lot like what I generally see on lower rudder rod end bearings as an accumulation of belly oil and dirt. On almost every RV tail dragger, you're going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ironflight
Itís a fascinating ďwhat ifĒ scenario. I took my...

Itís a fascinating ďwhat ifĒ scenario. I took my Subsonex rating ride with a DPE who was standing on the ground, because it is a single seater, and there were no alternatives. But some might say that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,326
Posted By Ironflight
Beautiful job! One word of warning for folks...

Beautiful job! One word of warning for folks doing this in the future however - there is a huge difference in quality in aluminum tapes. I did this to myRV-8 when it was new, and the tape eventually...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ironflight
Yeah, the wedge came later, when I upgraded to...

Yeah, the wedge came later, when I upgraded to the slightly taller GRT HX screens.... I couldnít find the post either when I looked - but I stole the idea from (I think) Ron Schreck, so maybe heís...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ironflight
I have a “wedge” in the center of my RV-8 panel...

I have a “wedge” in the center of my RV-8 panel that steps my EFIS screens out about 3/4” at the top, and about 2” at the bottom. I did it mainly to tilt them so I had better clearance behind, but it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By Ironflight
Goign back to what I think is the original...

Goign back to what I think is the original question (opening symmetrically from inside), I noticed this morning what I do - I do it so automatically, I had to fly the airplane to figure it out)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,738
Posted By Ironflight
Nah - Van gave up on wing struts when he...

Nah - Van gave up on wing struts when he converted the Stits Playboy into the RV-1......
Forum: Safety 05-03-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Ironflight
Welll....that depends where you look Bob. I just...

Welll....that depends where you look Bob. I just flew over the Blue Lakes area (south of Tahoe) this morning, scouting the paved road for a bike ride, and there was no road - just an uninterrupted...
Forum: RV-3 05-03-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Ironflight
I cant give you anything more than in...

I cant give you anything more than in impression...but over the years here, I have seen many RV-3’s advertised, sold....and then the same airplane is sold again a year later. I doubt anyone is making...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ironflight
We’re just like Mel - hangar covered by USAA on...

We’re just like Mel - hangar covered by USAA on the same policy as our house because they are on the same property.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 164,652
Posted By Ironflight
Homebuilt 180....yeah, its called the Dream...

Homebuilt 180....yeah, its called the Dream Tundra. All metal, hauls a bunch, pre-punched, quick build options.... Big engine on it and have fun. Perfect, huh? Well, they sold 38 kits before they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ironflight
Because your DAR is making up his own rules - I...

Because your DAR is making up his own rules - I seriously doubt if the FAA inspectors have anything to do with it (unless you are actually having an FAA inspector do your AWC instead of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Ironflight
Parker web site has a distributor...

Parker web site has a distributor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Ironflight
Build it the way it works for you, of course, but...

Build it the way it works for you, of course, but for those going the route of a removable panel (I did), you pull the equipment out of the racks before taking the panel into your lap. Takes an Allen...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, the DAR doesnít necessarily have a say...

Actually, the DAR doesnít necessarily have a say in it. The ELT isnít required to get an airworthiness certificate. It IS required for most (but not all) flight operations of course, not arguing...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Ironflight
Yup!!

When I was building the little jet, it was apparent that none of the existing Comm antennas were going to work because the belly was so close to the ground. One guy had simply resent his existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,018
Posted By Ironflight
An amazing, continuing ride Doug!

An amazing, continuing ride Doug!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By Ironflight
The Actual Rules....

Yes, we all know that different FSDO's interpret things differently, and that has always been the case - probably always will be. However, while it is occasionally due to malice, it is often due...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By Ironflight
I wrote up a bit of my experience doing this a...

I wrote up a bit of my experience doing this a couple fo years ago, and we discussed it on this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=147776

The bottom line is that it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Ironflight
“Instructor Station, Crew Station - Ready for...

“Instructor Station, Crew Station - Ready for motion, ready for run!”

Enjoy there Dougie!

Iron
Forum: Midwest 04-02-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By Ironflight
Always great to see the old stomping grounds Pete...

Always great to see the old stomping grounds Pete - when I was learning to fly in the J-3 back when the runway was down by the University flight facilities, just going to the St. Croix was a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ironflight
John is so great to work with, and the results...

John is so great to work with, and the results are stunning!

Paul
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