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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,708
Posted By ALagonia
I installed my GDL82 behind the panel vertically...

I installed my GDL82 behind the panel vertically on one of the ribs. The GA35 antenna is mounted under the cowl attached to the fire wall on an aluminum platform. I drilled a hole in the fire wall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By ALagonia
I have the cam lock. Love them. I have shoulder...

I have the cam lock. Love them. I have shoulder pads. Love them. Donít need lap belt pads. I have no negative comments about my Crow harnesses
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By ALagonia
I have 5 point Crow belts in my 9 and really like...

I have 5 point Crow belts in my 9 and really like them. Very comfortable.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By ALagonia
I was a very new tailwheel pilot when I bought my...

I was a very new tailwheel pilot when I bought my RV9 in August. Lots of time in twins, turbines and jets. It took me about 15 hours to start feeling comfortable. Now with a little over 35 hours it...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By ALagonia
Would anybody want to guesstimate how many hours...

Would anybody want to guesstimate how many hours it would take to install two steps on an already completed 9? I am already old and those steps sure would be handy.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By ALagonia
Did you have to do anything or the email,just...

Did you have to do anything or the email,just showed up?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By ALagonia
Did our verification flight today. Flew for 1.38...

Did our verification flight today. Flew for 1.38 hours per the AFS system. More than one hour in the Air per my watch. Did all the maneuvers outlined. Spoke to the tower at KCHA just to confirm we...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By ALagonia
Smile Thanks for your response Steve, G3Xpert I plan on...

Thanks for your response Steve, G3Xpert
I plan on displaying my ADS-B information, weather and traffic, on my Garmin 795. Will this require that I install another antenna to feed the GDL39? I assume...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By ALagonia
I just completed the installation of the GDL82...

I just completed the installation of the GDL82 and am considering the GDL39R for my ADS-B In. I donít want it sitting on the glare shield. Can anyone that has done the installation of the GDL39R...
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By ALagonia
Smile GDL-82 installed

With the help of another RVíer we finished the installation of the GDL-82 in my RV9 today. 9 hours to complete the install of which much was spent deciding where to mount the GDL-82 box. The 9 hours...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-24-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By ALagonia
Houston area airport recommendation

I need to go to Houston next month. Looking for recommendations for an airport that is convenient to the medical center, MD Anderson area. Will be there three days, hangar space for my 9, if...
Forum: ADS-B 11-14-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,816
Posted By ALagonia
I have the AF4000. I am in the process of adding...

I have the AF4000. I am in the process of adding the GDL-82 for ADS-B out. Can I get ADS-B In to show on my system with the GDL90? Would much prefer to see traffic and weather on my second AF4000...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By ALagonia
Becoming proficient with the AFS 4000

I am a new RV'er. Bought my RV9 in late August and have been flying as much as possible since then.
I have a dual screen system communicating with an Aera 510 with a Digitrak II autopilot. I am...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-05-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By ALagonia
I haven't had my 9 very long but have done at...

I haven't had my 9 very long but have done at least 20 stalls and have not experienced what you describe. Docile stall characteristic requiring just a slight bit of rudder to raise the left wing.
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,622
Posted By ALagonia
I have a Garmin GTX 327 in my 9. I just ordered...

I have a Garmin GTX 327 in my 9. I just ordered the GDL82 from Stein Air. The GDL82 will connect to my GTX327. That will give me ADS-B Out at a very reasonable cost. Installation is very straight...
Forum: ADS-B 10-30-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By ALagonia
Is a new W & B required after the installation of...

Is a new W & B required after the installation of a GDL82?
Forum: Texas (South) 10-30-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By ALagonia
Correction

I didn't mean to limit my interest in only the 9's. I'd like to see any RV's.
Forum: Texas (South) 10-30-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By ALagonia
Houston area RV9

I am a new RV9 owner. I have a little over 25 hours in my new airplane and have to be in Houston without my airplane starting this Friday for at least a week. Would love to see any RV's, completed or...
Forum: ADS-B 10-24-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By ALagonia
Will I have to get through the spar with any...

Will I have to get through the spar with any cables to get to my transponder antenna? I am not the builder of my 9 and I was thinking of either locating the puck antenna that comes with the kit...
Forum: ADS-B 10-23-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By ALagonia
GDL-82 installation

I have an RV9 and just started contemplating the installation of a GDL-82 to comply with the 2020 mandate. What is the consensus on where to locate the Garmin antenna, the puck shaped antenna? Under...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By ALagonia
My RV9 has a panel from Stein Air and I love it....

My RV9 has a panel from Stein Air and I love it. Mine may not be what you are looking for but I guarantee Stein can get you exactly what you want. The guys at Stein Air are easy to work with. Good...
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,820
Posted By ALagonia
Will,this,unit comply with the 2020 ADS-B...

Will,this,unit comply with the 2020 ADS-B requirements? If I have to I can
I've without the In. Just looking for an economical,way to comply.
Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,820
Posted By ALagonia
Since the GDL-82 is Out only how can i get ADS-B...

Since the GDL-82 is Out only how can i get ADS-B In on my Garmin 795?
I am looking for the most economical way to be 2020 compliant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By ALagonia
Not that kind of grease. Haha. Want to keep some...

Not that kind of grease. Haha. Want to keep some grease in the hangar. Aero she'll 22 was recommended but Aircraft Spruce says its on back order and don't know when they'll receive a supply. There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By ALagonia
Problem is there are some older bugs that need...

Problem is there are some older bugs that need some help to remove.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By ALagonia
Bugs and grease

Aircraft Spruce is out of Aeroshell 22 grease. What would be a good substitute to keep in the hangar? What manual grease gun do you like?
Any recommendations for a good product that will remove...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By ALagonia
I added a rubber grommet to the base of the tie...

I added a rubber grommet to the base of the tie down ring on my 9. Seems to work fine.
Forum: Safety 09-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 63,089
Posted By ALagonia
I just spoke with the airport manager where I...

I just spoke with the airport manager where I have my hangar, 1A3, in Copperhill, TN. He has hangar space for six or seven RV's. His name is Shane Keldahl. He is also an A&P, IA and a super nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By ALagonia
I am a new RV9 owner. Made my first solo landings...

I am a new RV9 owner. Made my first solo landings yesterday after 14 dual landings and had two greaser wheel landings. Quit for the day on that high note. Went back today and made three okay wheel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By ALagonia
Smile I hired Vic to do two pre buys for me. Cannot...

I hired Vic to do two pre buys for me. Cannot recommend him strongly enough. If you can be there when he does the inspection you will be amazed at how much you will learn in the process.
Forum: Safety 08-31-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,357
Posted By ALagonia
Smile This advice from Bill helped me out a lot.

This advice from Bill helped me out a lot.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By ALagonia
Four more of the spark plugs have been sold. ...

Four more of the spark plugs have been sold. Only four are still available. $25 each, you pay shipping
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By ALagonia
Update

Sold four of the spark plugs. Eight still remain available for sale.
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By ALagonia
FS New sealed REM40E spark plugs

I have 12 brand new Champion REM 40E spark plugs that I bought from Aircraft Spruce. They are still sealed never opened. Aircraft Spruce sells for $31.80 each. I'll sell for $25 each including...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By ALagonia
Yes, those are pics of the airplane. I would...

Yes, those are pics of the airplane. I would post pics of the panel but I don't know how.
Thank you Bill. Fun day
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By ALagonia
Talking New RV9 owner

I am now the new owner of the airplane that is affectionately known as The Clown Plane. It is an RV9 built by Stein for his brother and dad. The inspiration for the paint scheme was a Fisher Price...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By ALagonia
The basic two car garage in the US is 20' X 20'. ...

The basic two car garage in the US is 20' X 20'. 400 square feet. Standard size garage doors in the US are 12' X 7', 14' X 7', 16' X 7' and the largest door is usually 18' X 7'. These are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,112
Posted By ALagonia
Smile We recently moved to Georgia from living 10 years...

We recently moved to Georgia from living 10 years in the NW Caribbean. In the Caribbean we had two seasons; a dry season and a rainy season. Rainy season was from late October/November through mid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By ALagonia
Haven't been to OSH but plan on making the trek...

Haven't been to OSH but plan on making the trek next year with my nephew. Rookie question - is fuel available during Air Venture or should one arrive with enough to get to an airport with fuel when...
Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By ALagonia
Sounds like it hasn't changed. Be careful aft a...

Sounds like it hasn't changed. Be careful aft a rain. The grass "taxiway" gets soft.
Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By ALagonia
Back in the 80's I used to go into Ferguson Field...

Back in the 80's I used to go into Ferguson Field often in our B-55 Baron. Kept a real junker airport car there that we would use to get to Rod and Reel Marina in WArrington where we kept a sailboat....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,928
Posted By ALagonia
I would also,like a copy. Lagoniaa at gmail dot...

I would also,like a copy. Lagoniaa at gmail dot com
Thank you
Forum: California 07-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By ALagonia
Smile After reading all the comments in this thread I...

After reading all the comments in this thread I have come to the conclusion that my wife must be a wonderful anomaly. We have owned numerous airplanes over the last 41 years, more than you can count...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By ALagonia
Smile Finally-After a long time waiting

First I looked to buy a 6A, then a 7A and then a 6A again. I had Vic helping me, and I highly recommend Vic Syracuse. He not only did very thorough pre buy inspections for me but I learned an awful...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you Kyle. Flew into Ellington a few times...

Thank you Kyle. Flew into Ellington a few times years ago in my L-39. Glad to know they like RV's as well.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By ALagonia
I got a 9 and cannot wait to,pick it up next...

I got a 9 and cannot wait to,pick it up next week.
Let the fun begin. Or should I have said "grin"?
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By ALagonia
Need Houston RV friendly Airport near Medical Center

I need to go to Houston mid August for medical exams. Will be going in my new to me RV9 that I pick up next weekend. Any suggestions for an RV friendly airport close to the medical center and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By ALagonia
I have always kept operating with mineral oil...

I have always kept operating with mineral oil until I saw a noticed decrease in oil consumption. On our O-540 it took as much as 25 hours to see the drop in oil consumption.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By ALagonia
I can't thank Vic enough for the two pre buys he...

I can't thank Vic enough for the two pre buys he did for me. Passed on both but he saved me a lot of money and headaches in the long run.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By ALagonia
I used one on our Britten Norman Islander that...

I used one on our Britten Norman Islander that lived on a ramp on a small island in the NW Caribbean. The red webbing didn't last at all. On top of that the flip down hold down fixture they use to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,434
Posted By ALagonia
State sales tax

Does anybody have any information on Georgia? I have a Delaware Corp and will register my RV to that Delaware Corp but base it in Georgia.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-24-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By ALagonia
Pre buy inspection in South Carolina

I have a 6A that I have agreed to purchase subject to a pre buy inspection. Airplane is located in Rock Hill, SC, KUZA. Vic Syracuse is doing the pre buy as soon as the weather improves in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By ALagonia
Your 9A

Ed,
I just sent you an email
Angelo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By ALagonia
RV 7 in Macon, GA

I sent a response to yourvPM but not sure it was sent. My email,is Lagoniaa at g mail dot com
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,913
Posted By ALagonia
No, I was flying a BN2 Islander. Don't need...

No, I was flying a BN2 Islander. Don't need Spanish for ATC but flight plan offices and cashiers where you will pay landing fees will be easier if you speak at least some basic Spanish.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,913
Posted By ALagonia
I just returned from flying 9 years in Honduas...

I just returned from flying 9 years in Honduas with an N registered airplane. The FAA requirements for maintenance schedule and ME did not change. Honduras counterpart to the FAA, the DGAC, were...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By ALagonia
Race car seat

Find a race car magazine. They have seat kits. I believe they are called Bead Seats. You sit in the seat to make the mold of the beads and then you add a liquid foam to the bag. When cured you have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By ALagonia
Smile Need a ride

Anybody going from the Atlanta area to the Memphis area with an empty seat late Monday April 16 or early Tuesday the 17th?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,859
Posted By ALagonia
I just moved back from living nine years on the...

I just moved back from living nine years on the island of Utila in the NW Caribbean. I used these tie downs on an asphalt ramp. They worked fine for me with my BN 2 Britten Norman Islander. No direct...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By ALagonia
Smile WTB 7 or 7A

Ready to buy. Vic Syracuse will be dong the pre buy and since I live close enough to Vic I am fortunate that he will also be doing the maintenance. Please show me what you have for sale.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By ALagonia
WTB RV7

I would like to buy an RV7. Vic Syracuse will do the pre buy inspection. Please send me an email if you have an airplane to sell.
Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you all for your comments. This may very...

Thank you all for your comments. This may very well be my last airplane and i just want to make the right choice.
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