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Forum: COMM 11-13-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By OkieDave
By "bit," do you actually mean "big?" As in,...

By "bit," do you actually mean "big?" As in, something with a brim all the way around? If so, I don't have any suggestions. If not, you might either remove the button from a ball cap, as others...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,274
Posted By OkieDave
Think about how dumb the average driver is, then...

Think about how dumb the average driver is, then consider that half are even dumber than that. How many warranty and support calls do you think the dealers would have to eat the first time something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 426,965
Posted By OkieDave
Looks like a Conroy Super-Turbo-3 turboprop...

Looks like a Conroy Super-Turbo-3 turboprop conversion airframe that has been taken back to radials. See https://www.air-and-space.com/conroy.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,134
Posted By OkieDave
When I was last involved in 141 stuff, the...

When I was last involved in 141 stuff, the program was very rigid, including defining what A/C type was to be used for the program. You couldn't freely substitute a different type and still be in...
Forum: COMM 09-18-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By OkieDave
It's a cheap, simple, reliable backup to the...

It's a cheap, simple, reliable backup to the Bluetooth, as well as an alternative in case you someday have to use a non-Bluetooth device (such as a handheld radio).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By OkieDave
Just as an aside, this thread is a great example...

Just as an aside, this thread is a great example of why the FAA Medical process needs to be changed: it inherently has chilling effects. By being required to report every visit to a doctor, the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By OkieDave
Could you just use a two-lever (fixed-pitch)...

Could you just use a two-lever (fixed-pitch) quadrant and repaint the mixture lever? Might be easier, and almost certainly cheaper, than a custom quadrant.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By OkieDave
Having the mag fail hot is a good thing; it means...

Having the mag fail hot is a good thing; it means that if the ground fails in flight, the engine keeps turning.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,995
Posted By OkieDave
What engine speed do you need to make that much...

What engine speed do you need to make that much power? That looks kinda like a gearbox up front.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,062
Posted By OkieDave
Can be, yes, but at what cost? Autos typically...

Can be, yes, but at what cost? Autos typically have the fuel pump inside the fuel tank, so there's no real "draw;" at worst, a couple of inches of rise, and a similar horizontal run. In an...
Forum: Midwest 08-28-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By OkieDave
Wiley Post, KPWA, would probably be most...

Wiley Post, KPWA, would probably be most convenient for you (since 2DT closed and has been turned into a concert venue). It's very close to the Northwest Expressway, which will give you good access...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By OkieDave
Aren't the new UL fuels in the 90-something...

Aren't the new UL fuels in the 90-something octane range?
Forum: Midwest 08-26-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By OkieDave
I live in Norman, less than 5 miles from KOUN...

I live in Norman, less than 5 miles from KOUN (Westheimer). What are your plans while you're here? Knowing where you want to be will inform a recommendation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By OkieDave
There are still places in the country where there...

There are still places in the country where there isn't a radar environment, and even losing communications is part of the deal if you're not high enough to require oxygen. ATC needs to know your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,982
Posted By OkieDave
I interpret the critical sentence differently...

I interpret the critical sentence differently than you. I don't see three cases; I see one ("...operates the aircraft solely by reference to instruments"), with two descriptions of how that can...
Forum: ADS-B 08-13-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,234
Posted By OkieDave
That bit will probably survive and be bought up...

That bit will probably survive and be bought up as an asset by ... somebody (likely a competitor), if they see the value in it. That's part of the BK process: identifying assets (including...
Forum: ADS-B 08-13-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,234
Posted By OkieDave
What he said. BK proceedings automatically halt...

What he said. BK proceedings automatically halt all other actions to collect, of any type (it's called the "automatic stay"). At this point, you can file a claim with the BK court and get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By OkieDave
That will depend upon the terms of the lease. It...

That will depend upon the terms of the lease. It is very common for any "attached" improvement to become a permanent part of the property, not removable without the owner's permission.


In other...
Forum: Safety 08-12-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By OkieDave
Element is certified for international transport...

Element is certified for international transport by surface (land or sea) only. Any method of shipping that involves air (including personal or checked baggage on commercial aircraft) is prohibited...
Forum: Safety 07-26-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,608
Posted By OkieDave
May as well just advertise that the NOTAM is...

May as well just advertise that the NOTAM is optional.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,259
Posted By OkieDave
Thanks for letting us know that this is on the...

Thanks for letting us know that this is on the radar, Vic!
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,767
Posted By OkieDave
What you've quoted is correct with regard to fuel...

What you've quoted is correct with regard to fuel quantity, but how many of us really care about quantity? I daresay it's just about nobody.


We use quantity as a rough proxy for duration (which we...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,150
Posted By OkieDave
I've never had occasion to look it up for dogs...

I've never had occasion to look it up for dogs specifically, but I was asked a similar question about an auto accident involving a cow, and the answer is "it depends," both upon the state and the...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,150
Posted By OkieDave
To be fair, wild animals usually avoid humans, or...

To be fair, wild animals usually avoid humans, or at least ignore them. Domesticated animals often look at humans and see FRIEND! (or at least "staff," in the case of cats), and move toward them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,636
Posted By OkieDave
It doesn't seem to be at odds with it at all; he...

It doesn't seem to be at odds with it at all; he said several times in this one that replacing multiple cylinders increases your chances of trouble.
Forum: RV-3 06-26-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By OkieDave
What was wrong with it?

What was wrong with it?
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By OkieDave
The cork itself may be waterproof, but cork...

The cork itself may be waterproof, but cork sheets are porous; they'll soak up liquids and hold them like a sponge via surface tension. The cork used to seal wine bottles is much more dense, thus no...
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,095
Posted By OkieDave
Pretty sure that's not a King Air, but a Commuter...

Pretty sure that's not a King Air, but a Commuter 99 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechcraft_Model_99).
Forum: COMM 06-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By OkieDave
A little more info: an antenna is only resonant...

A little more info: an antenna is only resonant at one frequency (well, and harmonics, but that's another discussion). If everything is ideal, you'll have a 1:1 SWR at that frequency, and the SWR...
Forum: COMM 06-20-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By OkieDave
First thing I'd check is your SWR (standing wave...

First thing I'd check is your SWR (standing wave ratio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_wave_ratio)). There are meters you can buy for that; if you have no idea what I'm talking about, track...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By OkieDave
No. 4 is in case the main air intake becomes iced...

No. 4 is in case the main air intake becomes iced over or otherwise obstructed. Typically, it's unfiltered, so it's best not to use it unless you need it (and to verify operation during runup).
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By OkieDave
I don't know about projects, but I can tell you...

I don't know about projects, but I can tell you there's neat stuff to be seen at Waynesville, 40I, and at Moraine Airpark, I73. And the Air Force Museum, of course.
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,005
Posted By OkieDave
Remember that the "B" in ADS-B stands for...

Remember that the "B" in ADS-B stands for "Broadcast."

You can't exactly call it "Big Brother" when somebody listens to what you're actively broadcasting.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,974
Posted By OkieDave
It looks like something designed to go in a car,...

It looks like something designed to go in a car, with a hole cut out by hand for the stick, and probably another for the eyeball vent (with the edge concealed by the vent mechanism, so it looks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,394
Posted By OkieDave
Nice setup. I'm glad it's working out well. I...

Nice setup. I'm glad it's working out well.

I previously had a Socata TB-9 Tampico that had a similar--though much less elaborate--SCAT-tube-fed shroud around the alternator, and it'd burn one out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,567
Posted By OkieDave
Is there a good policy document or reg that...

Is there a good policy document or reg that defines "configuration?" I'm guessing, based on what I'm hearing, that it doesn't include such things as powerplant, but where are the bright lines?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By OkieDave
I'm sitting here with a good friend who is a...

I'm sitting here with a good friend who is a former inspector and is now in AFS-640, DPE Standardization. Here are his comments:


Depends on the FSDO. Some have been instructed to farm them out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,227
Posted By OkieDave
What he said. My first interaction with a FSDO...

What he said. My first interaction with a FSDO was turning in a boss and instructor for not being a CFI. FAA yanked his license. Google the name Hal Harris; the NTSB has some public-facing docs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,389
Posted By OkieDave
This would be an excellent time to discuss the...

This would be an excellent time to discuss the matter with counsel, if you've not done so already. At the very least, an injunction may be available to give a more appropriate timeframe, and there...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,355
Posted By OkieDave
Yes, I know I'm necroposting, but I just...

Yes, I know I'm necroposting, but I just discovered something interesting, courtesy of another thread here: a 2013 amendment to 76 O.S. 10.1 that gives owners of private airstrips immunity from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,685
Posted By OkieDave
A bit of a necro-post, but your username...

A bit of a necro-post, but your username suggested a new callsign when I read it and mentally inserted the wrong vowel in the second syllable!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,076
Posted By OkieDave
As a point of interest, having an Ident button on...

As a point of interest, having an Ident button on the controls is a requirement for a single-pilot type rating. See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,917
Posted By OkieDave
The upshot, though, is that while the plaintiff...

The upshot, though, is that while the plaintiff may find out, the Federal Rules of Evidence (specifically, Rule 411) generally keeps knowledge of the existence, let alone the limits, of any insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,917
Posted By OkieDave
In principle, absolutely. In practice, be very...

In principle, absolutely. In practice, be very careful to check the fine print on the policy; a lot of insurance companies run like **** from anything involving GA, leaving you completely on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,917
Posted By OkieDave
Corporate registration cannot shield you from...

Corporate registration cannot shield you from your own tortious actions. Registering the airplane in an LLC may provide some shielding where somebody else is flying, or where the accident isn't your...
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,566
Posted By OkieDave
Most everybody does, though it's generally called...

Most everybody does, though it's generally called "split phase." Power is supplied on two lines 180° out of phase at 120V each; when measured between the two legs ("phases"), you get 240V. When...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By OkieDave
Duly noted, and thank you for the education. ...

Duly noted, and thank you for the education. Still, it seems like a (mostly-)solved problem, and if we could just lay hands on the patents, there ought to be enough aircraft engines around to make...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By OkieDave
I suppose the real question is why we haven't...

I suppose the real question is why we haven't moved to direct injection like the rest of the technological world. It seems to solve a lot of problems, and improve efficiency (and emissions)...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By OkieDave
This is going to depend upon the installation. ...

This is going to depend upon the installation. The Cherokees in which I trained used the pump on takeoff and landing, but I once lost an engine in a Baron right at touchdown due to flooding. Scared...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,640
Posted By OkieDave
A friend of mine--an Airbus captain for...

A friend of mine--an Airbus captain for them--calls them Union Package Smashers.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By OkieDave
Oh. Duh. I don't know how I misread that so...

Oh. Duh. I don't know how I misread that so badly, but it's pretty obvious now that you point it out.
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By OkieDave
I'm confused; wouldn't that have the plugs firing...

I'm confused; wouldn't that have the plugs firing at the wrong time (i.e. 1 firing at the time 2 should fire, etc.)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By OkieDave
I stand corrected. Mea culpa.

I stand corrected. Mea culpa.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By OkieDave
It would be a function of the jack in the radio,...

It would be a function of the jack in the radio, not the plug on the transmitter. It wouldn't hurt to try it with one other transmitter just to verify the transmitter isn't bad, but there's no...
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By OkieDave
Followup: look at this...

Followup: look at this diagram.
http://blog.audio-technica.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/3.5mm-Male-Connections.png
Take note of the Stereo Headphones and Mono Microphone (the latter is the same as...
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By OkieDave
Stereo; mono would be two conductors.

Stereo; mono would be two conductors.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By OkieDave
According to the manual for the IC-A6, some...

According to the manual for the IC-A6, some versions come with the adapter cable; for those that didn't, the part number is OPC-499. See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By OkieDave
Check your connections first. Antennas are...

Check your connections first. Antennas are passive components and shouldn't go bad, though you might have a broken conductor in the cable or inside the housing (that's not the antenna itself going...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 31,812
Posted By OkieDave
What's the NACA vent on the underside of the...

What's the NACA vent on the underside of the wing? I thought the cabin air was in the nose. Is it just the heat in the nose, with fresh air in the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,166
Posted By OkieDave
I tend toward the symphonic; see...

I tend toward the symphonic; see https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BRD720/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

To that, add: the main theme from The Rocketeer. For less symphonic, Jimmy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,442
Posted By OkieDave
One of many reasons I always set the heading bug.

One of many reasons I always set the heading bug.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By OkieDave
I'm just spitballing here, but might it be...

I'm just spitballing here, but might it be because something food-grade would be known not to have any chemicals incompatible with the rubber seals?
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