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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Cth6
Deland '18

Vic, what are you bringing to Deland this year?
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Cth6
We have multiple strikes just west of us, but...

We have multiple strikes just west of us, but foreflight does not support lightning yet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
Posted By Cth6
In a similar place, no discs in L series due to...

In a similar place, no discs in L series due to jumping out of perfectly good aircraft. Been dealing with the issue for over 20 years now.

The only answer that worked for me was strengthening my...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By Cth6
The only reason I can think of is if you go with...

The only reason I can think of is if you go with a Stratus. I used FltPlan Go until the plane I rented went with the Stratus transponder and the Stratus 2 as the in. Been using ForeFlight since. Yes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By Cth6
Got to ask, why work on doing an autopilot take...

Got to ask, why work on doing an autopilot take off? Feels like so much can go wrong as opposed to hand flying to say 2,000' AGL or more when using a non-redundant AP. I get the program the heck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By Cth6
Use BT on my zulu3 to my iPad mini for foreflight...

Use BT on my zulu3 to my iPad mini for foreflight alerts and music. Wife uses Sierras to her phone for music and watching videos. Both AAs. Over 35 hours on this set of batteries and going strong....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By Cth6
Working as a techie I have access to a bunch of...

Working as a techie I have access to a bunch of devices and have used most in the cockpit 182s to LSAs; some quite extensively.

My go to is the iPad mini 4. Mounted to my left on the windscreen or...
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,898
Posted By Cth6
Got to say I appreciate the fact that we can have...

Got to say I appreciate the fact that we can have threads like this and not be slammed for talking about the other guy. It is very helpful in getting different perspectives as I still figure out what...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-04-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Cth6
River ranch is still closed. Heavy equipment all...

River ranch is still closed. Heavy equipment all over runway. Not sure why but been notamed closed for months.
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Cth6
Thumbs up Thanks! I appreciate the pirep.

Thanks! I appreciate the pirep.
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Cth6
What do you recommend at KSSI? Heading up there...

What do you recommend at KSSI? Heading up there for first time on Friday for a day trip.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By Cth6
Cedar Key

We are out there about once every other month for breakfast or a short weekend getaway. There is almost always a plane waiting for an insurance adjuster or mechanic in the grass along the runway due...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By Cth6
Throwing it out there... What about the D180...

Throwing it out there... What about the D180 original version and the Skyview original version both with the ULS. Sure it is electronics....
Forum: Florida (North) 02-13-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By Cth6
Flight Following

If you donít file IFR pick up flight following, they make it easy in the panhandle with all of the military traffic. KDTS is pretty easy to get into. Fees add up though if you donít buy fuel. One of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Cth6
They are showing in booth...

They are showing in booth D-17
https://www.flysnf.org/exhibitinfo/current-exhibitors/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Cth6
The simple rule of thumb in Florida is if the...

The simple rule of thumb in Florida is if the company operates physically in Florida, regardless if the sale is generated from that location, you will pay Florida sales tax if you take possession of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,706
Posted By Cth6
Oracal Vinyl

Using Oracal 631 vinyl works great for temporary changes. About $10 for 5 yards and you have about 25 choices of color.

You can freehand cut or if you know someone with an automated cutter it may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Cth6
My .02

I have both a generation 3 Sierra and a Zulu 3 + a bunch of older PNR headsets. I use both pretty regularly depending on what seat I am in. I am currently flying 172s and a few LSAs. I hate the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 09-21-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Cth6
Looks like a great place. Grew up here and never...

Looks like a great place. Grew up here and never knew that place was there. I would definitely make a call to check on the runway condition. The ground is still very saturated and soft after Irma.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cth6
Thanks Leah. Never wanted to make a claim for...

Thanks Leah. Never wanted to make a claim for $300 of fuel if it was going to cost me with increased premiums. Back in '04 had to relocate 3 times for the storms hitting central Florida and just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cth6
Just curious, does using the hurricane relo count...

Just curious, does using the hurricane relo count as a claim against the policy?
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Cth6
Exactly what I did. Thanks for sharing it.

Exactly what I did. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Cth6
Really nothing that I have seen is non-standard. ...

Really nothing that I have seen is non-standard. No, I have not pulled access covers yet but nothing sticks out. Still haven't had the pre-buy yet.

Definitely will get it done in the pre-buy.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Cth6
I believe you have an error in your spreadsheet. ...

I believe you have an error in your spreadsheet. Empty weight on the Weight and Balance tab is fixed and I believe it should be the sum of the three weights above it.

Good news, after making the...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Cth6
RV-12 W&B

Looking at a flying RV-12, D-180 with all the options circa 2010. The Empty Arm seems extremely far aft. 764# @ 83.77". The arm for the nose wheel is 32.25" and the mains are 93.75"

We are...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,955
Posted By Cth6
..PMed you..

..PMed you..
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,955
Posted By Cth6
Just wanted to check in to see of it is holding...

Just wanted to check in to see of it is holding up. Any thoughts after 10 months? How transparent is the white film?
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,494
Posted By Cth6
I have to say, I love that paint combination.

I have to say, I love that paint combination.
Forum: Florida (Central) 08-07-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Cth6
Amazon Hose and Rubber in Downtown Orlando. ...

Amazon Hose and Rubber in Downtown Orlando. Haven't bought anything from there in a few years, but the seem to stock everything I have ever asked for. I believe they provided product to Progressive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,799
Posted By Cth6
Congrats on the new little pilot.

Congrats on the new little pilot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Cth6
It is some good breakfast. Been open since March...

It is some good breakfast. Been open since March I believe. Now if they can just get the taxiway finished... :)
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,464
Posted By Cth6
I can get about 5 miles out of mine in a high...

I can get about 5 miles out of mine in a high wing using the rubber duck. There is a high gain antenna that works in the aviation frequency that I have seen used before. Not sure how much more reach...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,481
Posted By Cth6
Interested as well. Not a big fan of putting...

Interested as well. Not a big fan of putting anything near the pedals.

Height doesn't seem like it really matters, inseam is probably a better indication of the need for something.

29" and in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,272
Posted By Cth6
Just be glad you own it. Never had a taxi that...

Just be glad you own it. Never had a taxi that long, but 45 min taxi at SnF in a rented aircraft hurts.... We joked a few times about shutting down and taking turns using the tow bar to pull it...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,753
Posted By Cth6
Stupid Question

I thought that ELSAs (RV-12) only had to meet a 5 hour Phase 1 sign off. When would a phase 2 start / end? Or is Phase 2 only for EABs?
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,249
Posted By Cth6
Joe, my background sounds similar, I am looking...

Joe, my background sounds similar, I am looking at the RV-12 because of its abilities and not just because it is an LSA. I don't need to fly an LSA and I am currently flying the typical Cessna line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By Cth6
LED Strip Lights

Not my plane, but on one of the Rans S-20s on the field he has a strip of red LED lights that sicks on the underside of the glare shield, end to end. He has it wired to a pot to control the...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Cth6
Thanks all for the thoughts. Waiting for it to...

Thanks all for the thoughts. Waiting for it to get out of an A&P condition inspection to get some additional insight.
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Cth6
It was primed before paint, but don't know with...

It was primed before paint, but don't know with what. The interior is only primed per Van's call out with the exception of the cabin area that was primed like the exterior.

This is an RV-12 that...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Cth6
Paint pealing

Has anyone else seen this type of paint pealing and bubbling? Only on the four flaperon attachment points (wing side only). Any ideas why?...
Forum: ADS-B 07-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By Cth6
My understanding is that the Skyview Wi-Fi...

My understanding is that the Skyview Wi-Fi adapter only allows position information, AHRS and flight plan exchange. No weather and no traffic.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 63,450
Posted By Cth6
Steve, what about a gps source for a GTR 200 or a...

Steve, what about a gps source for a GTR 200 or a D180?

Streamline the D180 RV-12. Replace the SL40, GTX327, Intercom and 496 with a 345 for 2020 and GPS, a GTR 200 for com and intercom, finally...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,109
Posted By Cth6
I thought there were a few steps in the fuselage...

I thought there were a few steps in the fuselage build that required the wings to be complete to template off of.
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,109
Posted By Cth6
Hanging is going to be limited in my garage. 8'...

Hanging is going to be limited in my garage. 8' ceiling height.

Plan is to keep the tailcone in the corner of the garage while I build the wings. Once wings are done, both tailcone and wings...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,109
Posted By Cth6
Thanks Tom!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,109
Posted By Cth6
Question Build Measurements

Doing some calculations to make sure I have enough space to get most of the build done at home. Plenty of space during the build sessions (3 car garage), but only can use 1 bay to store plane at...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-21-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Cth6
Thanks Allan. If I fly down that way will PM you.

Thanks Allan. If I fly down that way will PM you.
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-19-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Cth6
Question RV-12

Anyone building a 12 in central FL?
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
Thanks, I will look for the article tonight. My...

Thanks, I will look for the article tonight. My wife's first flight was our first date. Guess I didn't scare her away 24 years ago. She still is very much a fair weather flyer. We are heading for...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
Talking N121TK

I had the pleasure today of spending the morning with Tom and his -12. First off, Tom is a great ambassador for the RV-12 and the Vans community. I was able to experience my first ride in a -12 and...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
I would say yes for both. RVs are nice looking...

I would say yes for both. RVs are nice looking planes, glass panels, customizable to the mission. I have always had a passion for being hands on as opposed to just paying someone else to do it. It...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
Never have been able to fly in a cub. Was offered...

Never have been able to fly in a cub. Was offered a ride a few weeks ago, but had an instructor arriving shortly for my BFR. We had some strong winds that day and the cub was almost at pattern alt by...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
Thanks Bruce. Still trying to get my wife to take...

Thanks Bruce. Still trying to get my wife to take some lessons, even if just for the pinch hitter training. She has held the yoke a few times but just tightens up when I let go. It will just take...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
I sat in a 6 and a 14. Both were plenty wide for...

I sat in a 6 and a 14. Both were plenty wide for me and my wife. No one was around the 12 at SNF to get a feel of the cockpit.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
Mainly breakfast runs within 150nm and a few...

Mainly breakfast runs within 150nm and a few cross countries to see the kids in college or a long weekend in the keys. Yes, who wouldn't want more speed but I am generally happy with my 172 cruise of...
Forum: RV-12 05-28-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By Cth6
RV-12 Flight Characteristics

Still narrowing down my decision on which RV.

Are there any other LSAs that have similar flight tendencies? Before I decide on the 12 vs the 9 I will try to get a ride in each. Making the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-07-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By Cth6
Sent you a PM with contact details. Thanks!

Sent you a PM with contact details. Thanks!
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By Cth6
Thank you all for the quick replies. This site...

Thank you all for the quick replies. This site has massively impressed me as a lurker and now a registered user. Clearly there is a solid case for looking at a flying RV; assuming a solid pre-buy...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-05-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By Cth6
Thanks Mickey and Jim. I am not opposed to a 6...

Thanks Mickey and Jim.

I am not opposed to a 6 or 7. Just based on what I have read on the forum and googling it sounds like the 9 is better suited to me. With that said it is all academic at this...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-05-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By Cth6
Question Decisions, decisions, decisions

Probably way too much info but may provide context around my questions. My wife and I have been working on defining our mission for some time now as it relates to flying; Weekend Cross Country...
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