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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 75,865
Posted By F1R
Pop rivets or flush?

The art work is gorgeous!

Just curious if that is a pop rivet jet (in keeping with Sonex prodigy)
or did you use your flush riveting RV background?
Forum: Safety 05-15-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,714
Posted By F1R
April 2, 2019 ditching and staying upright!

Here is a demonstrated technique for staying upright. Likely somewhere between difficult to impossible to repeat. At least it would be very expensive to try. It appears you need to wipe the mains...
Forum: Safety 05-13-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,202
Posted By F1R
A tricky dance

I would neither encourage nor discourage anyone from wearing a chute.

It looks complicated enough even with no canopy in this MX video as demonstrated in a few different exit methods and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By F1R
Not flying in Canada

I would be more concerned with Colorado Geese if I was flying around Denver.:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-06-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By F1R
I'll take the Altimeter and Air Speed Check PMs

I'll take the Altimeter and Air Speed

Check PMs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By F1R
ADSB info?

Im just curious about what ADSB will bring to the table in this discussion.

After January 1,2020 will ATC have enough information to know exactly what type / model & N reg. they are dealing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By F1R
Expediency

I wonder if "MENTAL" is an FAA approved abbreviation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,018
Posted By F1R
I volunteer

Check your PM inbox please.

If you are looking for an Amphibious test on water and runways to Alaska and back.
Forum: Safety 04-28-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,714
Posted By F1R
Most retractable landing gear AC can be landed...

Most retractable landing gear AC can be landed at a very slight nose high attitude and normally stay upright. Some Bellanca Vikings have been reported to float for over 10 hours in the ocean as...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,714
Posted By F1R
Now I want to see a video upside down under water...

Now I want to see a video upside down under water when the pilot is deciding if:

A) do I break the plexi before the cockpit fills with water.
B) do I wait until the plexi has water on both sides and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By F1R
Get Mahlons oppinion

Send Dr. Mahlon R your photos in a PM.

If you are trying to find him he is post #7 in the "find this weird vibration thread "
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=170636
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,534
Posted By F1R
A Little Farm

Does your farm have a little barn or a lean to shelter for a tractor? I expect farm buildings in TX get an easier assessment than anything AC related or named.

Live your dream.
Forum: Safety 04-22-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,714
Posted By F1R
Feeling Lucky?

Overall I can't argue with the big picture of the odds. However..

IF the engine has quit and the H2O is inevitable, you might as well bail out and open your parachute from enough altitude as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By F1R
Either a Zip lock or plastic bag as others have...

Either a Zip lock or plastic bag as others have covered.

Or

Sometimes if you cut the side out of a 1 qt oil container with the cap in place you can sneak(twist/flex and deform if required) it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By F1R
The only$0.25 I can add. If you are feeling it on...

The only$0.25 I can add.
If you are feeling it on the rudder pedals and floor boards perhaps check your exhaust pipes and hangars for contact on the bottom of the firewall.

Also I once had a wing...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,245
Posted By F1R
Night landing safety

I am not sure how I missed this one earlier. At our airport deer have been hit and cut in half with propellors. The last one was a rented retractable. It absolutely ruined the pilots evening of night...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,400
Posted By F1R
Get Writing

"AS THE PROP TURNS. I have enough material for at least two books."

Better write those books. Just a little every day and they will be done.

I can see a new roller cam IO 390 in your RV, lots of...
Forum: Rocket 03-30-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By F1R
Like this

Like this:

https://youtu.be/s3F6R92s6_o?t=618

Actually, I tried weight training after a 9 year hiatus away from the gym, but my weight shot up 10 lbs the first week:eek:

So then I decided to try...
Forum: Rocket 03-26-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By F1R
Please measure the distance from the front of the...

Please measure the distance from the front of the aft stick to the seat back when you have the elevator full nose down (to the stop) and report.

Option #1) If you move the seat back aft, you might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,333
Posted By F1R
My $0.25 bet as above Also the cowl nose inlet...

My $0.25 bet as above
Also the cowl nose inlet ramps and seals / spinner cowl nose and the combustion air intake sealing can all leak and create vastly reduced airflow through the cylinders even if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By F1R
About what I recall

I put a set of these in a Cap 10/ Cp -328 ( O-320) 20 years ago and although I did not measure the vibration with a balancer, that sounds close to the same amount of vibration increase.

It did...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By F1R
Not the cause, but it might help you track down...

Not the cause, but it might help you track down your lost flow in the end.

FWIW, take a look at a Champion oil filter- 8 holes.
Tempest only have 4 holes.

Observation with an O-320 in an R22 is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 31,659
Posted By F1R
What is the other blade?

The Field blade is marked clearly. Just curious what the other 1/4" fast on blade is connected to?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By F1R
It may sound like a politicaly correct name for...

It may sound like a politicaly correct name for water boarding, however
please see here: https://youtu.be/enFSoiCo-lA?t=30

A paint pattern is sprayed onto the top of a water tank. Then a 3 D object...
Forum: Safety 03-09-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 95,175
Posted By F1R
Observation

I have read a lot of incident and inflight fire reports where the fire goes either un detected for critical moments (or minutes in the case of several airliners) or un responded to for periods of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,350
Posted By F1R
What (bad) dreams are made of

Taking off on a road under and beside power lines.

https://youtu.be/mF2b_f1j5uY

Check out the crow hop over the curb and the dive to gain flying speed... just barely enough flying speed.:eek:
Forum: International 03-02-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By F1R
If you will be around Shannon

https://www.flyingboatmuseum.com

If you like flying boats and will be in the area it is a good stop. It was like Chicago O'hare for a few years before airliners got wheels.

Also FWIW , the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,331
Posted By F1R
I have been using Mobil 1 ATF in my rocket for 9...

I have been using Mobil 1 ATF in my rocket for 9 or 10 years now from -24C to plus 40C with no problems observed.

I also use Viton O rings in the grove calipers.

The first month I owned the bird...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-26-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,930
Posted By F1R
Brought to you by Grumman Engineers

FWIW, the Grumman engineers - or some of the team, went to Lake Aircraft after the war years. The LAKE 250 Renegade has a lot of similar handling characteristics to the classic Grumman birds. Super...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By F1R
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,549
Posted By F1R
Looks like mom will soon be addicted. Best to...

Looks like mom will soon be addicted. Best to plan for a 10 on the horizon.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By F1R
It is only essential if a bird, ice or other...

It is only essential if a bird, ice or other object blocks the normal flow of intake combustion air.

Have a look at some of the earlier F1 rocket intake / air boxes. They used a flat rectangular...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By F1R
Good on the old timers

I found this on a purchased certified AC, (mine was cut right through one side and about 2 1/2" long) I was concerned that it would leak slimy oil vapours, however after several years it stays very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,245
Posted By F1R
Sometimes it is poor airport planning and management

I used to fly 1-3 times a week to CZVL, when they used to let me park my ship on the grass under the tower. It was well clear of the taxi / apron set back line.

However they made a blanket rule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,585
Posted By F1R
Plumb in a flex line and a good quality...

Plumb in a flex line and a good quality mechanical fuel pressure gauge.

The only way know for certain what the actual pressures are.
Forum: Safety 02-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,180
Posted By F1R
HASI posted June 20, 2017 "Static thrust measured...

HASI posted June 20, 2017
"Static thrust measured on my RV-7A with XIO 360-M1B and Hartzell 74" prop was 2974N @ QFE 957hPa and 16 deg. It was measured with load cell and plane anchored by Honda...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,180
Posted By F1R
Large Drift

This is a long way from the question and intent of the Op in this thread,

However, The first thing that went through my mind when reading the report, was how easy it is to tie an appropriate...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,180
Posted By F1R
Try -55 G or +83 G

Col John Stap really laid it on the line with his rocket sled deceleration rides in May of 1958. I doubt there will be many volunteers try to even match what he survived at -55G.
Capt. Eli Beeding...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,487
Posted By F1R
Do you already have an instrument rating? To...

Do you already have an instrument rating?

To over simplify,

The EFIS is fist and foremost a flight instrument. Air speed, attitude and altitude.

The TSO'd GPS NAV units (such as GTN 650 or 750...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,453
Posted By F1R
Cast, Forged or Billet machined?

Just curious if the cranks were cast, forged or billet machined creations?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By F1R
Look at all the Extra 300's and airshow guys....

Look at all the Extra 300's and airshow guys. Full on power with almost no air flow when doing a torque roll or other vertical up /hanging on the prop display items, to nose down and 200 kts. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By F1R
Likely Grove, but could be Cleveland. Each of the...

Likely Grove, but could be Cleveland. Each of the 3 companies lists their dimensions on line.

If you have Grove wheels and brakes be sure and buy original Grove pads, direct from Grove.

In my...
Forum: Rocket 01-23-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By F1R
CHECK WITH THESE GUYS

Check with Eric Hansen at Team Rocket Aerobatics. https://youtu.be/bC5HoMcxZ9Y

They use the F1 rudder with a couple of enhancements as they spend a lot of time close to VNE.
They put a 3rd row of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,716
Posted By F1R
What plugs and what gap?

Boss,

What plugs do you run at what gap? What CR (Comp. ratio) is your 550?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,716
Posted By F1R
CPI ? what does the acronym expand to in words ?

CPI ? what does the acronym expand to in words ?
Forum: Rocket 01-21-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By F1R
Find a 7 that somebody or some CFI will let you...

Find a 7 that somebody or some CFI will let you fly in the right seat. Then your stick is in the right hand. Power and prop controls in the left. Should get you familiar as needed .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,218
Posted By F1R
Every time I hear about some spouse or girlfriend...

Every time I hear about some spouse or girlfriend who says it them or the airplane... I can only think "Bye bye, see ya "
Having said that I still often have nice dreams of my ex 17 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,614
Posted By F1R
Nothing Personal

Well good on the RV world! It was likely the breathtaking blue paint and artistic sweeping lines.
Nothing personal, but I would take the 330 over all the rest, and leave you with the blond, the 7 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,345
Posted By F1R
Less pain however than becoming part of the food...

Less pain however than becoming part of the food chain as a food source for bears.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,345
Posted By F1R
When you file, best to tell them it is an...

When you file, best to tell them it is an international flight plan, otherwise if nature calls and you need to land for this or other unforseen reasons, it will have less complications.
Forum: RV-4 01-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,219
Posted By F1R
Do you have an Auto Pilot pitch servo?

A lot of the Auto Pilot servos are quite hefty. A really easy method to cure an AFT C of G issue is to remove the tail mounted AP servo, and the tail cone mounted ELT while you are back there.

...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By F1R
This might not help you at the moment

One of the cleanest instals I have ever seen, had the hinge wires inserted and removed from the cockpit side. There was no retainer required at the nose of the cowl. There was lots of room for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,815
Posted By F1R
RFTM

Alternate power supply feed in case you are using an external back up battery or a feed from an essential bus. ( just like a Dynon or Garmin )

Have a look at your install manual for any of them,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,794
Posted By F1R
Potentially a lot of lead swapping, and re...

Potentially a lot of lead swapping, and re programming K factor #'s HOWEVER
Just curious if you swap the suspect red brick leads to your other RDAC if the problem will follow the red brick or stays...
Forum: Propellers 01-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By F1R
E-220 E, Revision 62 June 11, 2018

Does anybody have a copy of the E -220 OH manual- even an older one?

I have all the applicable service letter updates relevant to the MTV-9-B-C but I would really like to have the complete E-220...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By F1R
Make me a believer

"Take your pick. They also have OH manuals."

Ok I would be very honoured if you could get me the OH manual

E-220 E, Revision 62 June 11, 2018
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By F1R
Bruce Bohannon

You are in luck in Texas as you have Bruce Bohannon available without even leaving your state.



Bruce Bohannon - Contact Info

Email: flyalegend@gmail.com

Cell: 281-889-8078
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,534
Posted By F1R
The Laminated plate main spar of the 4, and the 6...

The Laminated plate main spar of the 4, and the 6 are quite robust in terms of absolute strength and fatique resistance /load cycle life.

However, simple G load and exceeding G limits are only a...
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By F1R
Safety Value

If any readers are ever wondering about the value of this forum. A number of years ago Ted Chang posted about his RV 10 Fire and the cause being a loose B nut on the pressure side of his fuel pump. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By F1R
A bit of drift, but I don't understand why some...

A bit of drift, but I don't understand why some ELT co. has not made a 406 that mounts on the main spar within the pilots eye and hand reach so that no remote switches or cables are required. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By F1R
Can't say about a 4, however The F1 Rocket flown...

Can't say about a 4, however The F1 Rocket flown for several years down to -20C
zero issues in flight. While taxing with canopy closed it can be an issue. especially if you shovelled snow or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By F1R
Described a few months ago

IIRC this symptom was very similar about 1/2 a year or more ago. It would run fine on either ignition, but not both. The thread decayed into some guy getting flamed(somebody suggested there was...
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