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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By ColoRv
Tampa to Denver, IFR. What a fantastic machine.

Tampa to Denver, IFR. What a fantastic machine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By ColoRv
They do come up from time to time in here. Post...

They do come up from time to time in here. Post your must haves, like to haves and price range you're trying to stay in. Be vigilant and keep an eye out in here as well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,259
Posted By ColoRv
I have coil vent as well. Yes, if you fill to...

I have coil vent as well. Yes, if you fill to the skin during cool temps and leave it...you're going to get some expansion fuel dump but that is pretty rare since I only fill to the neck. 5 years...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,733
Posted By ColoRv
I think after doing it you will find that you...

I think after doing it you will find that you worried far more than was necessary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,438
Posted By ColoRv
The big pieces don't worry me, they fall down and...

The big pieces don't worry me, they fall down and stay there. The damage to the gears sent small pieces out into the system and god knows where they went. You're likely looking at a tear down to mic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By ColoRv
Redline's engines are built by JB Aircraft in...

Redline's engines are built by JB Aircraft in Sebring Florida. There are quite a few tweaks done to them to make them perform a show like that reliably. Some of them Jimmy Brod might even tell you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By ColoRv
I want to prefer Garmin pilot. My whole panel...

I want to prefer Garmin pilot. My whole panel is Garmin. But Garmin's flight planning, filing and overlays are clunky compared to foreflight. It's unfortunate, I would love to switch.....but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By ColoRv
They are great with email. g3xpert@garmin.com

They are great with email.

g3xpert@garmin.com
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By ColoRv
250 hours on the plugs? Surely that's a typo. ...

250 hours on the plugs? Surely that's a typo. Regardless, change them so that you are starting from a fresh point. New dielectric and start. If that's a no-go call Brad and start a diagnosis...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By ColoRv
Avionics. Check grounds. Check correct sensor...

Avionics. Check grounds. Check correct sensor is selected in setup.
Forum: RV-3 05-19-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,179
Posted By ColoRv
I've flown the 3, 4, 6, and a lot of my 8 and the...

I've flown the 3, 4, 6, and a lot of my 8 and the 3 is my favorite for everything but distance. I've said for years if I ever sold my 8, I would replace it with a 3 and a family truckster cross...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By ColoRv
Have you performed an induction leak test in...

Have you performed an induction leak test in flight?

https://www.savvyanalysis.com/articles/in-flight-diagnostics
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By ColoRv
Garmin has always treated me right. A great...

Garmin has always treated me right. A great company with a great product.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By ColoRv
That plane will change your life. First...you...

That plane will change your life. First...you have to put in the time.

You know to eat an elephant right?

One bite at a time.

Never let the project sit untouched for more than a day or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By ColoRv
How does a Tampa based semi-old fart get an...

How does a Tampa based semi-old fart get an invite to these flying shindigs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By ColoRv
40lb bags of water softener salt worked for me. ...

40lb bags of water softener salt worked for me. Have also used bags of sand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,878
Posted By ColoRv
Wow. What a horrible outcome. I am shocked to...

Wow. What a horrible outcome. I am shocked to hear that your partnerís mistakes hurt you after the divorce. How is that justified? I think I would speak to AOPAís legal team about that one. ...
Forum: Safety 03-21-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,502
Posted By ColoRv
I have enough miles under my wings to...

I have enough miles under my wings to circumnavigate three times at the equator and have never had an issue with trim on the stick. If I were to build 100 RVs they would all have trim on the stick. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By ColoRv
If youíre walking through homebuilts and see some...

If youíre walking through homebuilts and see some guys in a golf cart wearing baby blue hats and looking very judgemental...those boys will talk airplanes with anybody...even if youíre not listening,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By ColoRv
I had an issue with my config module while half a...

I had an issue with my config module while half a country away from home. This isnít where you get the answers you need. Contact G3xpert. They will get you fixed up quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By ColoRv
My panel and several trim pieces around the cabin...

My panel and several trim pieces around the cabin are dipped. I cleared them myself with house of colors clear coat. If I built 10 more, they would all be dipped. Do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,251
Posted By ColoRv
Since I posed this question 5 years ago, I...

Since I posed this question 5 years ago, I thought I should give an update. As my original post said, the first unit failed pretty quickly, the second has been going ever since without issue. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,218
Posted By ColoRv
It’s a fantastic IFR tool. I have Garmin touch,...

It’s a fantastic IFR tool. I have Garmin touch, coupled GTN650 and autopilot....and foreflight is always running when I’m IFR. I file and brief on foreflight as well. It’s pretty handy.
Forum: Reviews 02-28-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,399
Posted By ColoRv
Nope. Not believing that. Unicorns donít exist...

Nope. Not believing that. Unicorns donít exist and I refuse to be fooled. No sir.

Nope. No way.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,922
Posted By ColoRv
Thank the Good Lord for sending such a wise and...

Thank the Good Lord for sending such a wise and experienced prophet to save us poor ignorant pilots from ourselves.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,456
Posted By ColoRv
I suspect an intermittent open wire, under shrink...

I suspect an intermittent open wire, under shrink wrap....at the alternator. Works when touching, doesnít when not. Hard to find an intermittent open. Pull every connection and wiggle it...bet you...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-16-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,922
Posted By ColoRv
I think we should incorporate like, dislike, eye...

I think we should incorporate like, dislike, eye roll buttons in here. I could stop writing out posts if I had the option of clicking an eye roll button every time a self proclaimed expert comes in...
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,644
Posted By ColoRv
I know nothing about LSA. As far as most RV’s...

I know nothing about LSA. As far as most RV’s go, we are the manufacturer According to the FAA. My RV8 has a max demonstrated of 27knots, because I’m the manufacturer and I demonstrated it. If my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By ColoRv
I fly my little plane in IFR often and even in...

I fly my little plane in IFR often and even in bumps I find my touch easier to deal with than the prior generation non touch screens I had before. Knobs still require movement and they often require...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,823
Posted By ColoRv
My flaps have failed multiple times. The problem...

My flaps have failed multiple times. The problem was never my VPX but rather Vans motor allowing grease into the wrong area. The difference in stall speed clean versus full flaps is something like...
Forum: Rocket 12-31-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,233
Posted By ColoRv
The difference in wing loading on the rocket is a...

The difference in wing loading on the rocket is a serious advantage in my eyes. It cuts through chop without abusing the pilot like my -8 can. I far prefer the way the rocket flies, but the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,912
Posted By ColoRv
MGL is either a ending you the same cube back...

MGL is either a ending you the same cube back each time or there is something off in your wiring....or panel. My red cube is mounted inside my plenum, is not rubber mounted, shielded or wrapped. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By ColoRv
RV familiar DPE

Do we have any DPE's in here that are RV people? I suspect we do and I'm looking for one.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,646
Posted By ColoRv
In the photo posted, you are off course. The...

In the photo posted, you are off course. The system is taking you to the next waypoint, but is off to the side because when you started towards that point, you were not on course. Likely taking off...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,529
Posted By ColoRv
If I were to build 100 more RVís....the only...

If I were to build 100 more RVís....the only thing I can say for certain is there would have a VPX is every single one of them. Couldnít be happier with mine.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 34,486
Posted By ColoRv
Seldom am I at a loss for words. Such a loss. ...

Seldom am I at a loss for words. Such a loss. Rest In Peace buddy.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By ColoRv
I believe that was pre-update. Likely the reason...

I believe that was pre-update. Likely the reason for the update.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,397
Posted By ColoRv
look for a piece of FOD in the injector on that...

look for a piece of FOD in the injector on that cylinder. This is very common. Then pull all four lines off the injectors and insert them into identical water bottles (empty). Balls to the wall,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By ColoRv
I see no point in fitting them then removing for...

I see no point in fitting them then removing for storage. Unless you want to do that for pure motivational purposes, it’s a waste of time. When I fit mine, they stayed on and flew shortly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By ColoRv
I cut per plan. No issues after 4 years and I...

I cut per plan. No issues after 4 years and I frequently travel cross country at 17,500. With all the talk Iíve seen of RV8 canopies popping in cold I am very happy mine has no rivets, screws or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,094
Posted By ColoRv
I believe that is what is happening as well. ...

I believe that is what is happening as well. Levi said earlier that you can activate approach mode once the diamond starts down but I tried that twice and it failed each time. The issue is the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,094
Posted By ColoRv
I took another run at it today. RNAV 27 at BKV...

I took another run at it today. RNAV 27 at BKV starting at PABBI @ 2500ft. VNAV drops altitude to 2k prior (mostly) to AZBOG. Approaching IGNAQ VNAV is waiting for the last minute descent to 1800...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,094
Posted By ColoRv
Thanks Levi. Iíll attack the next flight with...

Thanks Levi. Iíll attack the next flight with all of that in mind. Just a new buttonology to get used to I suspect. I believe youíre going to want that VNAV/APPR handoff to be automatic if you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,519
Posted By ColoRv
My angle valve runs cool too. 300ish in high...

My angle valve runs cool too. 300ish in high speed cruise. I have tightly sealed baffles with a tight fit plenum lid. It just cools really well. I intend to close off some exit space at some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,094
Posted By ColoRv
Hello G3Xperts! I installed the newest G3X and...

Hello G3Xperts!

I installed the newest G3X and GTN updates this morning and went out to test them. I fly coupled IFR quite a bit these days so that is the area I am testing at present. I have...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 79,748
Posted By ColoRv
I have hangar space at KBKV just north of Tampa. ...

I have hangar space at KBKV just north of Tampa. Be safe out there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,524
Posted By ColoRv
Flown both quite a bit. I strongly prefer the...

Flown both quite a bit. I strongly prefer the link. The dance you do with chains goes away. The tail is wherever your feet put it. No dancing on the chain slack. Does take some getting used to.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By ColoRv
Guys, this is a discussion board. A busy one. ...

Guys, this is a discussion board. A busy one. No company is going to treat this place like itís their full time job. Contact them directly with your questions. Email works remarkably well but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By ColoRv
Are you sure? I must be missing it. I only see...

Are you sure? I must be missing it. I only see one question in that thread from you, posted three days ago on Labor Day. I apologize if I missed the other two. Garmin guys are in here often, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By ColoRv
Iíve sent questions to the G3Xperts several...

Iíve sent questions to the G3Xperts several times, mostly on set up or config. They answer on weekends, late nights, it is astonishing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,688
Posted By ColoRv
I split manufacturers as well with Garmin backed...

I split manufacturers as well with Garmin backed up by Dynon. Same thinking, one bug taking all down. My current opinion after flying is that I wouldn’t do that again. The only thing in my panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,688
Posted By ColoRv
Price out each of the systems complete. Make it...

Price out each of the systems complete. Make it apples to apples. You may find as I did that the huge price differences people in here talk about....just aren’t. That was the biggest surprise to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,565
Posted By ColoRv
Thumbs down Ahhh memories. There once was a time when this...

Ahhh memories. There once was a time when this website didnít exist. RV builders communicated via an email list where we either received one email containing all of the emails for the day or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By ColoRv
I donít know that plane or the builder so canít...

I donít know that plane or the builder so canít say for certain, but the canopy is most likely a Vans canopy as there arenít many other options. Now that Todd has flown west, Iím not sure there are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By ColoRv
Jim Gray (Bronze Lindy) and Bob Markert (Silver...

Jim Gray (Bronze Lindy) and Bob Markert (Silver Lindy) of Denver (KBJC) both have that windscreen as well. Neither of them modified the baggage door to my knowledge. The rest of the bubble is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,411
Posted By ColoRv
I file IFR on the iPad with ForeFlight. ATC...

I file IFR on the iPad with ForeFlight. ATC often updates the flight plan through foreflight prior to departure. Get in the plane, and upload to G3X, transfer to GTN650 from there. The whole thing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 108,559
Posted By ColoRv
Is there a way to get fuel pressure displayed on...

Is there a way to get fuel pressure displayed on the left with the rest of the engine info? I realize I can flip to engine page to see it, but I like having it up front. If I missed something when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,828
Posted By ColoRv
It is a beautiful RV. Wish he had been there for...

It is a beautiful RV. Wish he had been there for the ceremony. It's always nice to shake a hand and see the grin.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 79,306
Posted By ColoRv
As the guy that ran those life tests for Chrysler...

As the guy that ran those life tests for Chrysler in a former life...I have to wonder where some of you get your information. I can assure you there are no engine torture tests run on an auto engine...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,389
Posted By ColoRv
Summit racing has many shapes and sizes of...

Summit racing has many shapes and sizes of pre-made race car fuel tanks. Could save a lot of time and effort just remove when not using and put the seat back in.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,424
Posted By ColoRv
Mine acted much like that once. I have an EI...

Mine acted much like that once. I have an EI Commander that quickly pointed out a Pmag issue. Timing was going wonky. Brad fixed it. Could be worth a look.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,629
Posted By ColoRv
EI Commander is worth its weight when it comes to...

EI Commander is worth its weight when it comes to diagnosing Pmags. My pmags have been back to Brad twice in 4 years...both times because the EI Commander noticed something going south before it...
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