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Forum: Propellers 06-13-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,623
Posted By N62XS
WW Stories

I've had two Hartzells and two WW. I won't go into it here, but PM me and I will tell you about my experiences with WW and why I am a Catto flyer now.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-10-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By N62XS

Try this. Works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,763
Posted By N62XS

Drove down from KAZE Thursday and stayed in a free Marriot Rewards room with a SNF 1st timer. Drove in Friday AM and in the gate by 0830. Visited with Rhonda at BPE, then off find Trio and inquire...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,042
Posted By N62XS
Hope to see some of you Friday

Coming in to Tampa on Thursday PM. Driving so no HBC for us. Would like to put some names to faces. Friday seems to be forecast as clear and cool. Praying for a good day. I know I'll meet up with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By N62XS
You are kidding about the size, right?

Look up the specs. The 796 is at least twice the height of the 496. If you mount with Air Gizmo, look up the dimensions on their site.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By N62XS

I've now owned 3 sets of the Tosten -8 models. 100% reliable and very comfortable in use. You can't go wrong there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By N62XS
Craig told me....

No. Retrofitting is not a viable option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,765
Posted By N62XS
B & C

Never had an issue with any of their products.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,297
Posted By N62XS
Repeat Evan customer

Evan built three sets of tanks for me between the years of 2005 to 2009. No issues at all. When I talked to him about another set for a RV-6 project, he was having many issues and would not commit to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,118
Posted By N62XS
New ground in a traditional way

I don't know the FWF product, but I do know the experience, workmanship and brain trust available in the KOKZ shop. Ray Lawrence is knowledgeable, has many successful RV builds that have come out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,346
Posted By N62XS

Congratulations Paul. Cant wait to see the doors for articles this opens.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,335
Posted By N62XS
Thanks for serving

Don't matter you served.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,335
Posted By N62XS
Really glad.....

Neither of you called it a bomb. Might have to answer some NSA/NRO/CIA/FBI questions 😀
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,429
Posted By N62XS

Barrett Performance is a stateside option. Rhonda is the best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,294
Posted By N62XS
Winter Haven

We always fly into Winter Haven, get a cheap car and stay there. Great place.

Have not seen Leenhouts since 89 when he was at NAS Cecil. May try to look him up this time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By N62XS

ADC made the one I used on my Mooney and on my RV-8. I've got the firewall filter mount from a previous AirWolf installation and the ADC accessory case casting that has the in and out for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,274
Posted By N62XS
Speaking from experience


It is relevant, related and RV specific. I am a missionary and a repeat builder. I leave for Ukraine again in June and will meet with a RV parts supplier there that supports me. I use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,274
Posted By N62XS
There are no....

Coincidence? Not in this world and certainly not when Pierre is involved.

I think Jesse Saint has a connection there too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,201
Posted By N62XS
Quick to judge

Having lost an older aviation friend to cancer last week, I must say that I've learned more from "those old guys" about flying, building, maintaining and just general aviation history than I ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By N62XS
Price match

They will price match too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By N62XS
Fractions are easy

For us over 50 guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By N62XS

Doing business with them in the East since the bought Alexander in Griffin. I miss Tim, but I was in the store today and was told he was in there yesterday helping out in a lunch crunch even though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By N62XS
Alodine/Primer questions

I'm looking for ideas to cut the cost of Alodine 120x and then suggestions/recommendations on priming/painting parts prior to construction.

1. I plan to use Alumaprep33 and Alodine 120x.
2. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,628
Posted By N62XS
Prayers and more!

We are praying and pulling for both of you! Can't wait to see reports and photos you both flying in Aurora II. Believe!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,378
Posted By N62XS
EIS Docs

When I built my RV-8 way back when, I was dead set on Blue Mountain. The time to purchase avionics coincided with that years SNF. I took my autistic(high functioning) son with me and we had a blast...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
Posted By N62XS
What usually fails in our airplanes?

I agree with Bill in theory, then comes the question, "what do I need?". Need is subjective in most cases, but does not need come down to what will help each individual from becoming a casualty when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,590
Posted By N62XS
Has nothing to do with engine performance

Airplanes float(fly) until stall speed is achieved. Ground effect has a bit to do with float, but if you slow down, it will land, hot or cold.
Forum: RV-12 01-17-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,624
Posted By N62XS
When your "mistakes" kill people, you are more...

When your "mistakes" kill people, you are more than "just a thief." My experiences with Jan's arrogance and misrepresentation of fact make me wonder how anyone would ever consider paying a dime for...
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,428
Posted By N62XS
Engine first

Electronics technology changes monthly. My last RV's engine was new in 1961. New slicks, Sliver Hawk FI and new B&C starter and alternator made it nearly new.
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,624
Posted By N62XS
Facts v Marketing

As long as ALL factual information concerning the complexity, reliability, safety and economy of an auto/PRU aircraft conversion package is disclosed, I fall into the this is experimental aviation...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,624
Posted By N62XS
P. T. Barnum

His advice should be seriously considered by anyone even casually considering any purchase with the label Eggenfailure attached to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By N62XS
Same issues with my WW151

Years ago I had the same issue recurring with a WW151. Titan finally replaced it with a WW200. Never bought another one. My Catto never leaked ANYTHING and Craig's word is platinum. WW/Titan pretty...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,668
Posted By N62XS

Having owned a RV-8 and a RV-6A, I would recommend leaving it in the tailwheel configuration and enjoying the ride. My current project is a RV-6 and the only issue is that it is a tip up that I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,889
Posted By N62XS

Main gear alignment is crucial on the RV-8, especially with the airfoil Grove option. I KNOW. With a Rocket Link, during Phase 1, I had several instances that were more than exciting. I did what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,784
Posted By N62XS

Try Marsh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,281
Posted By N62XS
A Good Soul

This will be a touch of a rant, a touch of a confession and a bit of praise for one good soul.

About three weeks ago, I advertised 6 tool boxes for sale here. I stated I would deliver within 200...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,887
Posted By N62XS
Chad Fan and the real question?

If Chad is involved, it is reputable and a good product.

Reliability is not the issue I've questioned, but evolution obsolescence with Vertical Power and others is my major concern. Several years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By N62XS

Looking for watch information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By N62XS
Garmin D2 vs Garmin D2 Bravo? Opinions

Are either worth the money? Which one is better? Would you buy one? Which one? New or used?

Wish the Apple Watch 2 would interface/run Garmin Pilot?

Any information is appreciated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By N62XS
In the garbage!

After fighting them for months on my RV-8, I replaced them with fiberglass wing root fairings. Never even thought about repeating the mistake with my RV-6A. Just ordered a set as SOP. I will repeat...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,684
Posted By N62XS
Cost of building v cost of ownership?

As budget/economics/value all appear to be the primary concern, consider the cost of overall ownership in your decision. It will be a factor if you are as many of us, working from a budget, not only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,411
Posted By N62XS
God bless you

Most of us will be genealogy research in a few generations, a rare few become legends, even fewer are fondly remembered. Mr.Hoover was and is the gentleman legend that will be remembered for doing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 134,006
Posted By N62XS
God bless you

“He who knows himself best esteems himself least.”

H.G. Brown
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By N62XS

I was pulling for SC State. ABC Always Beat Clemson(Da Debil)!

Just so proud to have an RVer as President there! Prayers always Brother.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By N62XS
Ame, Amen.

No offense to anyone, but this is so true.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,328
Posted By N62XS

One of each. Screwed the first one on my RV-8 and lasted two years, then it cracked on me. Replaced with Sika. RV-6A was cut, fit and glued with Sika in a day. It is not messy if you tape off the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By N62XS

Cut off wheel in the die grinder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,708
Posted By N62XS
Cost v Complexity v Weight v Preference

Had a nightmare with WW151 on my RV-8 which they replaced with a WW200. Never again. Only Catto and loved it on my RV-6A. It will be Catto 3 blade on my RV-6 pitched for extreme cruise.

FI on both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,803
Posted By N62XS
Questions, points, etc.

When this all began, the issue I recall was safety. Whose safety? John Q. Public on the ground? The pilot? His passengers? Namely, the statistics bore out how safe general aviation(private pilots)...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,801
Posted By N62XS
Under the supervision?

Sounds like you are doing an excellent job of diagnosis, troubleshooting and communicating "under the supervision" of your mechanic. I applaud your diligence and honest effort! Fly safe and keep on...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,439
Posted By N62XS
Craig Catto

I'd talk to Craig Catto. He has forgotten more than most will ever know about FP props.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-28-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By N62XS

Yep! Another round of "Got your cash, now I dash". Snake oil and swamp land are better investments.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,186
Posted By N62XS
Where has this gone?

I've read about many alternatives, but bang for buck still points to using a rebuildable, first runout, Lycoming for most RVs. I applaud the spirit of inovation and pushing the envelope. With the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,077
Posted By N62XS
In agreement with Vic!


Independent redundancy in technology via different manufacturers along with a minimum of a VSI, airspeed indicator and an altimeter has always been my preference. Whether...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,697
Posted By N62XS
Where do you buy these?

I looked on their website, but nowhere to check pricing, etc.
Forum: ADS-B 08-05-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,557
Posted By N62XS
More expensive

And more effort too
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-04-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 40,191
Posted By N62XS
N Number renewed in May 2015

When did he pass? Was he the guitarist?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,869
Posted By N62XS
EIS :eek:

I love GRT, but the EIS was the reason I put Dynon in my 2nd RV. With all of their improvements, EIS should have been one of them 10 years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By N62XS
Don't want to buy a kit

Want to use what I have and hoping someone has found a better flap motor solution. Kit is $450. All I reall need are the drawings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By N62XS
Looking for RV-6 Electric Flap Conversion Info

Looking for drawings, parts list, etc. to convert my manual weldment and for an alternate(if available) flap motor.

Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,164
Posted By N62XS
Reminds me of.....

The time another thread about a controversial N number was posted here. Whether it be 166ER or 666 or whatever, it got people's attention. Most of us that have built or restored aircraft have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,132
Posted By N62XS
Another thing about Halon

It has been proven to cause birth defects, primarily cardiovascular and neurological defects.
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