VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.17 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: sailvi767
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By sailvi767
I did not know it was easy to reverse the prop...

I did not know it was easy to reverse the prop 180 degrees. The prop was removed for overhaul before I purchased the aircraft. During the dynamic balance I did it was noted the existing weights on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By sailvi767
MTV prop clocking

I posted a while back about a vibration issues I have with a I0540 C4B5 and MTV-9 prop. Everything has been throughly inspected and the prop statically and dynamically balanced. The prop is very...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,497
Posted By sailvi767
There really are low cost ADSB options out there...

There really are low cost ADSB options out there now. Personally I consider ADSB in a huge safety benefit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,206
Posted By sailvi767
I think what is lost in the IAS verses TAS debate...

I think what is lost in the IAS verses TAS debate for setting VNE is every airframe is different. You really have two curves. You have a limit based on dynamic pressure or IAS that is fixed or valid...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,690
Posted By sailvi767
I agree 100%. It should be illegal to sell a N...

I agree 100%. It should be illegal to sell a N number and once reserved the number should be assigned to a aircraft or kit serial number within 90 days or it goes back in the FAA pool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By sailvi767
Borrow a handheld optical tach and verify the...

Borrow a handheld optical tach and verify the reading before doing anything else.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By sailvi767
Is this production run available for sale? G

Is this production run available for sale?
G
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By sailvi767
Scottís answer is correct. In my experience the...

Scottís answer is correct. In my experience the military never provided a pilots name to the FAA in cases of a suspected violation. This effectively blocked the FAA from any action against a pilot....
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By sailvi767
Most likely not equipped. A substantial portion...

Most likely not equipped. A substantial portion of the military fleet will not meet the deadline. All military aircraft I am aware of have the ability to stop all electronic emissions from the...
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By sailvi767
I recently did much became thing. Sold a six and...

I recently did much became thing. Sold a six and purchased a Rocket. There are several considerations. The first is what kind of Rocket? F1’s and Harmon’s have different gear types and locations....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 42,695
Posted By sailvi767
The problem with letting Darwin sort things out...

The problem with letting Darwin sort things out is that Darwin and attornies are best friends. Once Darwin steps in the attornies are sure to follow and that ultimately has a negative effect on us...
Forum: Rocket 09-16-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By sailvi767
Come over to BQ1 for lunch tomorrow about noon...

Come over to BQ1 for lunch tomorrow about noon and we can have two Rockets there! I am working on my temps also. Test flight to lunch for BBQ!
George
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,398
Posted By sailvi767
I had a somewhat similar situation in a RV6. I...

I had a somewhat similar situation in a RV6. I took out my IPad to use ForeFlight and as I wrote some freqs down I accidentally let it rest on the trim switch running the trim nose up. When the out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,616
Posted By sailvi767
One thing I found interesting when researching my...

One thing I found interesting when researching my first RV purchase was how well the RV6 seems to hold up and the complete lack of any reports of inflight structural failures. They may have been some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,784
Posted By sailvi767
I donít have much experience selling aircraft...

I donít have much experience selling aircraft however I have bought and sold a lot of sports cars as a hobby. I had one car that was perfect. 12,000 miles and not a scratch on it. Book value was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By sailvi767
I am just a few years younger than you and just...

I am just a few years younger than you and just purchased a F1 rocket for my last hurrah. I wanted a RV8 but could not locate a good one at the time. As soon as I closed on the Rocket several eights...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,308
Posted By sailvi767
I realize there can be different minimums for...

I realize there can be different minimums for various companies. Currently I show Monterey with 300 foot ILS minimums to RWY 10 if the aircraft can make a minimum climb gradient on the missed. If not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,308
Posted By sailvi767
You can also just talk to ATC and get a...

You can also just talk to ATC and get a heading.
George
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-30-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By sailvi767
Taildraggers are harder to land than tri gear...

Taildraggers are harder to land than tri gear aircraft. They are a challenge. I however enjoy the challenge and get a great deal of satisfaction out of a perfect wheel landing or a great 3 pointer....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,308
Posted By sailvi767
To allow RVSM and reduced track separations there...

To allow RVSM and reduced track separations there have been changes. In the original 757/767 configuration the aircraft never used VORís. It navigated off DME/DME and downgraded to IRS Nav if two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By sailvi767
When did you switch to the EarthX battery? They...

When did you switch to the EarthX battery? They typically initially charge at a higher amp rate verses a standard battery. Asking because you mentioned the charging amps in your solution.
G
Forum: Rocket 08-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,494
Posted By sailvi767
I lock mine in the semi closed position for...

I lock mine in the semi closed position for starting and ground ops. Plenty of air to keep cool with the big fan turning.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,308
Posted By sailvi767
Most airliners use GPS for nav now. They can use...

Most airliners use GPS for nav now. They can use LNAV which is based off VOR DMEís as a backup and will downgrade to IRS/INS as a last resort. Loss of GPS would however cause many system wide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,308
Posted By sailvi767
If they take their ball and go home the US...

If they take their ball and go home the US airspace system will collapse and I suspect GA IFR flying will be suspended entirely until the system is restored.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By sailvi767
If you have Lightspeed ignitions itís possible...

If you have Lightspeed ignitions itís possible for only one side of a coil to fail and drop out one plug. Itís also possible for the coil to operate normally at low altitudes but fail as you climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By sailvi767
So if you had a close personal friend who found 1...

So if you had a close personal friend who found 1 mag on a IO540 timed at 28 instead of 25 will said close personal friend see a noticeable reduction in climb CHTís?
G
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By sailvi767
This looks like a great tool however they want a...

This looks like a great tool however they want a tremendous amount of personal information to register. It seems like they are data mining to sell the information.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,263
Posted By sailvi767
Oh where oh where are my 6 cylinder Pmags, oh...

Oh where oh where are my 6 cylinder Pmags, oh where oh where can they be???
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By sailvi767
When I bought my first RV John provided hours of...

When I bought my first RV John provided hours of assistance and advice. Canít say enough good about him.
George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By sailvi767
I assumed and it now sounds like incorrectly that...

I assumed and it now sounds like incorrectly that the GPS portions of all 4 units were essentially the same. I will have to look at the specs more carefully. Perhaps if I can convince the wife that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By sailvi767
That is the layout I want to have. I had a GTN...

That is the layout I want to have. I had a GTN 650 in my previous aircraft and itís a great unit however other than a test never used the VOR functions and maybe shot two real ILSís in 5 years and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By sailvi767
Rocket panel

I am looking at a panel upgrade on the F1 Rocket with a tipper canopy. My goal is to have a reasonably lightweight/ lower cost solution that has basic IFR capability. I will go with a GPS based nav...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,588
Posted By sailvi767
One interesting thing not shown about the...

One interesting thing not shown about the accident is that while under the caps chute a tree penetrated the floor of the aircraft to the left of the pilots knee and then penetrated the roof. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,218
Posted By sailvi767
Did you consider simply replacing the 496 with a...

Did you consider simply replacing the 496 with a 696? They can be had at a good price point and would be a very simple swap. The 696 solves the screen size issue on the 496 and I found it overall to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By sailvi767
It sure sounds like it was Quantas that created...

It sure sounds like it was Quantas that created your problem and they certainly knew that once they rebooked you they had to follow up on the US portion to insure you did not get canceled as a no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,627
Posted By sailvi767
I would love to know if this was a EarthX and if...

I would love to know if this was a EarthX and if not how a EarthX would handle this situation since I am sonsidering the Surefly ignition system.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By sailvi767
You might double check but unless it specifically...

You might double check but unless it specifically says a instructor there should be no reason you canít fly with him.
Forum: Rocket 07-22-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By sailvi767
2900 a year with standard coverages. F1 Rocket at...

2900 a year with standard coverages. F1 Rocket at 125,000 stated value. Ladd Gardner is the broker.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By sailvi767
Paulís article on narrow verses wide deck engines...

Paulís article on narrow verses wide deck engines is interesting but contrary in some respects to what I was told. On the IO540 at least the narrow deck engine is preferred by racers and hard core...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By sailvi767
Setting max RPM

I am going to have my prop dynamically balanced soon. I want to also double check my rpm accuracy at that time and reset the maximum rpm on the CS prop. The engine is a IO540-A1D5 with the crankshaft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,779
Posted By sailvi767
Oh no! Now I have to rethink my panel upgrade yet...

Oh no! Now I have to rethink my panel upgrade yet again!
George
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By sailvi767
I thought this was about wingtips!

I thought this was about wingtips!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By sailvi767
So what happened?

So what happened?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By sailvi767
Bill, any updates on the 6 cylinder version? G

Bill, any updates on the 6 cylinder version?
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By sailvi767
Having switched from a aircraft with ADSB in and...

Having switched from a aircraft with ADSB in and out I can tell you it feels like I am flying naked! Canít wait to get the new panel in and start seeing weather and traffic again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,529
Posted By sailvi767
Call and email your congressman. They have people...

Call and email your congressman. They have people who handle these things all the time. The response from the FAA will be very quick.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,003
Posted By sailvi767
My cowl is the same. The bottom four ľ fasteners...

My cowl is the same. The bottom four ľ fasteners on each side do not have the rings and pull out. Eliminates the scratching issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By sailvi767
Itís exactly as you describe. Will pull the cover...

Itís exactly as you describe. Will pull the cover when I get a chance and check. Hoping itís not welded also!
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By sailvi767
I am leaning in that direction. Itís not the cost...

I am leaning in that direction. Itís not the cost of replacement but the degree of difficulty in installing a new stinger. Looking at the plans and aircraft it does appear doable without taking the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By sailvi767
Replacing tailwheel assembly

With the sale going on at JDair I decided to replace my entire tailwheel assemble and add the link. This is a F1 Rocket. I took a quick look at the stinger and existing tailwheel assembly and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By sailvi767
As mentioned I would check for the wing mods....

As mentioned I would check for the wing mods. Makes no sense to put all the time and effort into the mod and not put it in the logbook.
G
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,012
Posted By sailvi767
Very impressive! I was reaching for the...

Very impressive! I was reaching for the airsickness bag just watching it after 25 turns!
G
Forum: Safety 06-27-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,231
Posted By sailvi767
Itís interesting the NTSB chose to actually...

Itís interesting the NTSB chose to actually investigate this accident. It seems all to often they donít travel and simply do a few phone interviews to close out the investigation. I wonder if they...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,012
Posted By sailvi767
Probably not applicable to the eight but I have...

Probably not applicable to the eight but I have found the F1 Rocket will recover itself as soon as you neutralize the controls after spin entry. I canít even get to the point of applying opposite...
Forum: Propellers 06-23-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,668
Posted By sailvi767
I wonder if there are any plans for a version...

I wonder if there are any plans for a version that could be used on the IO540?
G
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By sailvi767
Switch to a multi grade ASAP. We always use 20-50...

Switch to a multi grade ASAP. We always use 20-50 in the winter with temps like yours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,608
Posted By sailvi767
Does anyone have suggestions for a product that...

Does anyone have suggestions for a product that fits the F1 Rocket?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,791
Posted By sailvi767
The relative temps shown on the EGT probes do not...

The relative temps shown on the EGT probes do not need to be close. What matters is when they reach peak egt relative to each other. In a well balanced engine they will all peak close together. You...
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,335
Posted By sailvi767
I have always noted the same thing. The nexrad...

I have always noted the same thing. The nexrad weather via satellite always seems more accurate and timely than ADSB weather.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By sailvi767
You might try and track down the owner of N577DL....

You might try and track down the owner of N577DL.
George

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=83504
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By sailvi767
If you have a 401k you cab borrow up to 50,000...

If you have a 401k you cab borrow up to 50,000 and pay the interest to yourself!
G
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,733
Posted By sailvi767
One area I know we could improve is interaction...

One area I know we could improve is interaction with convective weather. In a RV there really is no acceptable technique for penetrating a line of storms. I see people often advocating the use if...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.