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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By SPX
Yes, that's the one. PM me for a phone number if...

Yes, that's the one. PM me for a phone number if your friend would like to talk this over. I dealt with the same problem on my RV-9A SkyBeacon, and have it resolved now and get perfect ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By SPX
It may take some trial and error, but playing...

It may take some trial and error, but playing with the threshold setting and getting it right will make the SkyBeacon work, and will give off a good Mode 3/A value for the ADS-B performance report....
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-13-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By SPX
What is breakdown assistance? Any exactly of what...

What is breakdown assistance? Any exactly of what exactly they do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By SPX
I concur, with the exception of if the...

I concur, with the exception of if the sensitivity is wrong, you'll most likely get errors in the Mode 3/A column (because the Echo UAT does not know what your squawk code is), and possibly BARO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By SPX
If this is for N17HH, I can tell you that tail...

If this is for N17HH, I can tell you that tail number and code (A1178B) has never generated any hits in the FAA system for ADS-B. I somewhat question the information that Detroit Approach gave...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,483
Posted By SPX
Someone will be along shortly to answer your...

Someone will be along shortly to answer your questions, no doubt.

In the meantime, good to see that RV with the wood prop removed. Itís nice to see that the plane went to a home that can give it...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By SPX
Fantastic! Congrats. Looking forward to the...

Fantastic! Congrats. Looking forward to the YouTube link.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By SPX
Equipment: B2 Radio equipment should be self...

Equipment: B2

Radio equipment should be self explanatory, as should your transponder capability, but you havenít provided enough info here for us to help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By SPX
I have one for my -9A. Iíll say that it works...

I have one for my -9A. Iíll say that it works well, but during my first several uses I didnít find it intuitive at all. Once I figured it out, itís quite simple and fast to use. The video posted...
Forum: Reviews 08-05-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By SPX
Youíre absolutely correct. My recollection wasnít...

Youíre absolutely correct. My recollection wasnít correct on the type of battery suggested by Spot. The message stays the same though, in that using a battery other than that which is suggested by...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By SPX
I was unaware of that... is there something in...

I was unaware of that... is there something in written form that states that, coming from Vans?

Secondly... I question WHY?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By SPX
This is correct.

This is correct.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By SPX
The correct link:...

The correct link:

http://www.pilotbill.com/2019_Q3/2019-07-01%20Flight%20West/Index_FlightWest.htm
Forum: Reviews 08-03-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By SPX
SPOT lists alkaline batteries as a requirement. I...

SPOT lists alkaline batteries as a requirement. I used to think that requirement was BS until I started having performance issues. Just for kicks, I changed the installed non-alkaline batteries with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By SPX
Ha. Well, I taxied out behind Van yesterday. I...

Ha. Well, I taxied out behind Van yesterday. I can definitively say, while on the ground, he has the stick all the way back, and on takeoff, he lifts the nose wheel ASAP and flies it off on the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-30-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By SPX
WTB: RV-9A canopy cover

Would consider Vans, Bruceís, etc.
Please send me a message if you have one that youíd like to sell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,100
Posted By SPX
Yet, Mike Segar operates the Vans Aircraft RV-6A...

Yet, Mike Segar operates the Vans Aircraft RV-6A out of Vernonia, and has for years, and probably has 10,000 landings there, and never a problem.

I stand by the comment that the nose gear could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,100
Posted By SPX
Pretty good article with two photos:...

Pretty good article with two photos:
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-28/plane-crash-at-remote-william-creek-airfield/11354666
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-28-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By SPX
Perhaps you can post a photo of what's installed....

Perhaps you can post a photo of what's installed. Some of the seat bases lift up and there's a riser under the main cushion that is removable. Have you checked to see if one is installed in your...
Forum: ADS-B 07-27-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By SPX
If it does not arrive within 30 minutes, it...

If it does not arrive within 30 minutes, it probably is not coming. May be wise to resubmit and double check the details for accuracy.
Forum: ADS-B 07-27-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By SPX
Were you able to get a successful ADS-B...

Were you able to get a successful ADS-B Performance Report (https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/paprrequest.aspx)? For me, I had to adjust the transponder threshold to 37% to get a successful report....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,482
Posted By SPX
Everything above is correct.

Everything above is correct.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By SPX
Timely question. While certainly not all...

Timely question. While certainly not all encompassing, hereís a brief bit of info:
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/july/15/your-rv-10-comes-from-a-cold-place
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By SPX
Fantastic! Congrats.

Fantastic! Congrats.
Forum: GPS 07-16-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By SPX
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: GPS 07-15-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By SPX
Setting the GPS 496 to use knots

I have searched through the menus and through the manual, and I finally give up. How the heck do I change the GPS 496 to read in knots, and nautical miles?! The manual says that you can, yet I can’t...
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By SPX
I donít know the exact allowance, but I can tell...

I donít know the exact allowance, but I can tell you that depending on your altitude, if you had good ADS-B coverage, you should do better than youíre seeing. 0% in all categories isnít rare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,260
Posted By SPX
It isnít just experimental aircraft treated this...

It isnít just experimental aircraft treated this way. Itís basically anyone thatís Part 91, as thatís their lowest priority. I manage two jets and have similar issues.

Best advice that I can give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By SPX
The Special Flight Procedures are effective 6 AM...

The Special Flight Procedures are effective 6 AM CDT July 19 to Noon CDT July 29, 2019.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By SPX
Iíd suggest the private course, as the skills and...

Iíd suggest the private course, as the skills and knowledge taught in that course will be most applicable to what youíll need with Mike, as well as when you are flying your own airplane.

As far as...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-01-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,723
Posted By SPX
A great post, but I think your overhaul prices...

A great post, but I think your overhaul prices are off about $10,000 - $15,000.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By SPX
Very well done!

Very well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,210
Posted By SPX
I actually do not know too much more, as it was a...

I actually do not know too much more, as it was a friends airplane, and while I know him, I do not know the pilot. You're correct, I do believe that he was flying under the open pilot clause. I've...
Forum: ADS-B 06-19-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By SPX
The closer that you are to the radar image, the...

The closer that you are to the radar image, the greater definition you should get. In other words, what you showed us here is what I'd expect to see when you're several hundred miles from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,210
Posted By SPX
I have personal knowledge of the insurance...

I have personal knowledge of the insurance company suing after a $60,000 hull loss on a Piper Comanche, on a $100,000 liability policy.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-17-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,735
Posted By SPX
Always a nice review: ...

Always a nice review:
http://www.vansairforce.net/safety/HowToFlyANoseGearRV.pdf
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By SPX
Within ForeFlight, when connected to an ADS-B IN...

Within ForeFlight, when connected to an ADS-B IN source, you can go to More > Devices, and click your ADS-B IN device. Scroll down some, and youíll find ADS-B OUT, and itíll tell you not detected, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By SPX
You need something that transfers ownership. The...

You need something that transfers ownership. The FAA bill of sale form will work fine for this purpose.

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/form/ac8050-2.pdf

You must fill out a registration...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By SPX
Yes, on the left wing with a cutout in the...

Yes, on the left wing with a cutout in the wingtip light lens for the ADS-B antenna. Works perfectly, no FAA ADS-B performance report issues.
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,312
Posted By SPX
Fantastic story, which I enjoyed reading very...

Fantastic story, which I enjoyed reading very much!
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By SPX
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,167
Posted By SPX
In ForeFlight, Airports > Service Information >...

In ForeFlight, Airports > Service Information > Restaurants
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By SPX
A gentle reminder ... be sure to check the...

A gentle reminder ... be sure to check the Operational Limitations of the RV-7A that youíre thinking of modifying to be sure that if properly equipped, itís approved for IFR. I expect that it will...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By SPX
Fantastic. Congrats! Are you RNM based? Hope to...

Fantastic. Congrats!
Are you RNM based? Hope to see you around sometime...
Forum: ADS-B 05-28-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By SPX
Jim, The lack of a WiFi symbol when connected...

Jim,

The lack of a WiFi symbol when connected to the eachoUAT happens because the echo can't be used to reach the internet. Some devices (like Avidyne IFD) will still show the WiFi symbol, but...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-27-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By SPX
Hey there, yes, those are just the airports, not...

Hey there, yes, those are just the airports, not the route between the airports.

As mentioned, youíd have to go along the lines of Lubbock, Roswell, El Paso, Gila Bend, Imperial, and then into...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-27-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By SPX
RV-9A Oklahoma to San Diego

I’m planning to fly my newly purchased RV-9A from OKC to San Diego next week. Being conservative with fuel, and also wanting to do a few landings on the way home, I’ll probably make three stops....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By SPX
Fantastic. Congrats all

Fantastic. Congrats all
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By SPX
Fantastic news regarding Suzanne. Great news...

Fantastic news regarding Suzanne.
Great news regarding continuing your build.
Enjoyable read. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-25-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By SPX
Very enjoyable read! Thanks for posting...

Very enjoyable read! Thanks for posting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By SPX
As mentioned above, you can take a few cylinders...

As mentioned above, you can take a few cylinders off and get a look at the internals. Thereís no guarantee though that after some use, you wonít encounter a problem that wasnít immediately apparent....
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By SPX
To me, an airplane with poor records (build and...

To me, an airplane with poor records (build and maintenance) has much less value than one with excellent records.

Regarding magnetos vs light speed, I suppose thatís more of a preference than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,133
Posted By SPX
Bombardier Global 6000. CE-680 is a nice...

Bombardier Global 6000.
CE-680 is a nice airplane for the right kind of trips!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,133
Posted By SPX
It’s all relative, I suppose. For work, the...

It’s all relative, I suppose. For work, the airplane that I fly has an annual budget of $3,200,000. So, I just wanted to be sure that my guesstimate of $12,000 per year all in (based on $400/month...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,133
Posted By SPX
Annual cost of ownership

Iím looking at buying a 6A or 9A. I am guessing on the following annual costs. Thoughts, or additions?

* Hangar
* Insurance ($1000/year)
* Maintenance ($50/Flight hour .. using an A&P)
* Misc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By SPX
Press and hold the reload button, and choose...

Press and hold the reload button, and choose ďRequest Desktop Site.Ē
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By SPX
I regularly use FF Web on my iPad, and very...

I regularly use FF Web on my iPad, and very occasionally use it on my iPhone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By SPX
Some are confusing what Iíve said. I have no...

Some are confusing what Iíve said. I have no mechanical ABILITY which is different than no mechanical KNOWLEDGE.

I can explain systems and study how something should work with excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By SPX
How much mechanical ability is required?

Pondering the purchase of an RV-9A or RV-6A ... but I have absolutely zero mechanical ability. Is it practical, or wise, to trust the upkeep of an RV to an A&P? Or, realistically, is some mechanical...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-06-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,084
Posted By SPX
Thank you. The aircraft that I am looking at...

Thank you. The aircraft that I am looking at doesnít have a center tower.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,084
Posted By SPX
I suppose I should share .. I say VFR, but it is...

I suppose I should share .. I say VFR, but it is by choice. I’m a 7000 hour ATP rated professional pilot. Certainly could fly IFR if the need was there, but it isn’t my preference in a piston single.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,084
Posted By SPX
That’s because I don’t have one yet. :-) Looking...

That’s because I don’t have one yet. :-)
Looking at a -6A with a O-360-A1A
Knowing the Van’s numbers are accurate is very helpful.
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