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Forum: RV-4 09-27-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By mbuehler
Like other noted, check W/B first. To get used...

Like other noted, check W/B first. To get used to heavier passengers, I borrowed several bags of cement and would make a flight - go into the pattern for a bit, then land and throw another in. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By mbuehler
I'm seeing the exact same behavior with mine,...

I'm seeing the exact same behavior with mine, just started a few weeks ago. It'll read great for an hour or so then go to zero for a bit, then comes back again. It can happen when cold before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By mbuehler
On the back, does yours have the mini USB (little...

On the back, does yours have the mini USB (little trapezoid) or just the round receptacle? If you have the trapezoid, you can pick those up almost anywhere (same cable many computer peripherals use).
Forum: California 05-20-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By mbuehler
As I understand it a CFI can't provide an...

As I understand it a CFI can't provide an experimental and give flight reviews in it, but I'm not aware of anything stopping a CFI giving somebody a flight review in that person's own experimental?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By mbuehler
You can get rudder pedals for an RV4, mine has...

You can get rudder pedals for an RV4, mine has them. There won't be brakes back there though which would give most people some pause :)

I did my transition training in an RV7, and aside from sight...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,811
Posted By mbuehler
He came up as a rescue on Pilots and Paws. The...

He came up as a rescue on Pilots and Paws. The group sending him has done several through them : http://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/

Very cool dogs :)
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,811
Posted By mbuehler
I've done a medium sized dog in the back of my...

I've done a medium sized dog in the back of my RV4 which would be similar. I removed the back seat and stick which made the whole back area a "crate". Plastic down for accidents, then pillows and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By mbuehler
I have an adjustable shutter on my oil cooler. ...

I have an adjustable shutter on my oil cooler. Even full closed / taped on the cooler I can't get enough heat, hence the black (color matched at least!) duct tape.

Down side to this is poor cooling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By mbuehler
My oil temps fall into the 140's at cruise with...

My oil temps fall into the 140's at cruise with those outside temps. Getting up to 180 during the winter time is always a struggle, usually involves duct tape to restrict airflow.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By mbuehler
I think the person I talked to on the phone was...

I think the person I talked to on the phone was confused then, they said 12 volts. If it grounds out on error, then 0v would indicate a problem, and the ~1.8v I'm seeing is it healthy. I'll adjust...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By mbuehler
What voltage / output are you seeing on the...

What voltage / output are you seeing on the monitoring wire? The instructions for my GRT Hx were to make an alert that looked for less than 2.5volts on the monitoring wire. I only see 1.8v per the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-10-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By mbuehler
Solved most of FlightAware, it apparently hides...

Solved most of FlightAware, it apparently hides "Position Only" flights by default now. Unselecting that made me (N1080J) show up. I noticed it only gets about 1/3 of my flight though, so still...
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By mbuehler
I just completed the 430w upgrade to 5.30 so I...

I just completed the 430w upgrade to 5.30 so I have ADSB+. Did a "test" flight following the recommended maneuvers, then picked up a clearance and shot a few approaches too, all inside the Mode C...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By mbuehler
I thought experimental airplanes didn't qualify...

I thought experimental airplanes didn't qualify for the rebate? Or do I have that wrong. I just put the EchoUAT in my RV4. A $500 rebate would make that a $499 ADSB solution!
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By mbuehler
I just got mine up and running :) I have a GRT...

I just got mine up and running :) I have a GRT Hx, Garmin 430w, GTX 327 setup.

Install was easy, just slow for me as my first dive into the systems and wiring on this airplane.

Power from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,507
Posted By mbuehler
I bought a tail wheel because my primary mission...

I bought a tail wheel because my primary mission is fun. If it had been primarily for transportation, I'd have gone tricycle.

In tricky winds a tail wheel is less forgiving of mistakes, and as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,507
Posted By mbuehler
Around Seattle you need to fly through the marine...

Around Seattle you need to fly through the marine layer to reach the nice weather. Having an instrument rating / capable airplane has let me fly on more "sunny" days than I otherwise could have :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,507
Posted By mbuehler
I fly my RV4 at night and IFR, and no real...

I fly my RV4 at night and IFR, and no real difference that I can tell between it an a tricycle gear airplane. I'm actually better with the RV4 than I am in a 172 (and I have more total hours in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 114,573
Posted By mbuehler
Didn't know this was a thing! :) I squeaked it...

Didn't know this was a thing! :) I squeaked it over the line a few weeks ago on the way to Spokane :

http://i.imgur.com/poCRGw1h.jpg
Forum: RV-4 07-09-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 302,046
Posted By mbuehler
Cool to see you on on here! She's still flying...

Cool to see you on on here! She's still flying really well, such an awesome airplane. Have an hour of actual in it now, and can't stress how nice that panel is! Currently getting ADSB installed...
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By mbuehler
Mine just arrived (they are back in stock). ...

Mine just arrived (they are back in stock). Support was great taking the time to answer all my questions before I ordered. It seems perfect for my setup, and since it replaces my GDL39 (will sell...
Forum: Reviews 06-29-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By mbuehler
I'll take it IFR after a few flights. I never...

I'll take it IFR after a few flights. I never used GRT's synthetic approaches, so I'll need to get that down before I can try it.

It so far has made the commercial maneuvers really easy :) You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,047
Posted By mbuehler
Anybody have experience with Appleton during...

Anybody have experience with Appleton during Oshkosh? Looking into landing there, curious about the parking / tie down situation / how crowded it gets, etc.
Forum: Reviews 06-29-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By mbuehler
Looking at the panel wasn't much a problem as...

Looking at the panel wasn't much a problem as they are easy to look "under". I did find spotting traffic though more tricky, as the display elements were a little distracting then. In IMC less a...
Forum: Reviews 06-29-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By mbuehler
I saw them and they were just too cool not to try...

I saw them and they were just too cool not to try :) Bluetooth connected, app runs in Android (little box attached to them via cable). Annoyingly it only works when actively talking to the GRT, so...
Forum: Reviews 06-28-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By mbuehler
Touch of thread archaeology going on, but I just...

Touch of thread archaeology going on, but I just picked up some BT-200 glasses off Ebay and have fired up the Vision with my GRT Hx. Just VFR so far on one flight, but as I get it down I'll get a...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By mbuehler
From what I read on UAT that is going to be fine...

From what I read on UAT that is going to be fine for Canada and Mexico? I doubt I'd need flight levels much, and so long as I can get through Canada to Alaska this might be the way to go.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By mbuehler
So from what I read - I have a 430w so GPS Source...

So from what I read - I have a 430w so GPS Source good, a Garmin 327 transponder so compatible, GRT Hx also compatible, and a GDL-39 so iPad covered. So for $1000 (when back in stock) I should be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By mbuehler
In my 4 (and I learned in a 7) I do about 70kts...

In my 4 (and I learned in a 7) I do about 70kts over the numbers, power out, then come in a little tail low for my wheel landings. I hold it off until the mains touch, then give it forward stick to...
Forum: RV-4 05-30-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 302,046
Posted By mbuehler
Thanks! One of the previous owners is an airline...

Thanks! One of the previous owners is an airline pilot, and he's the one that upgraded the panel from the original steam setup. Took awhile to figure out how it all works together, but now I REALLY...
Forum: Northwest 04-25-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By mbuehler
There are T Hangars available at Tacoma Narrows...

There are T Hangars available at Tacoma Narrows (I'm in one). They are month to month for about $370. There is a waiting list for county hangars at Thun. I'm still in the hunt for one there :)
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By mbuehler
I mounted a ball the mount can attach too front...

I mounted a ball the mount can attach too front right, as close to where the canopy closes as I could while still having it stay clear. It actually blocks my view of the Garmin 496, but that is only...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By mbuehler
I have an RV4 with a GRT Hx for primary...

I have an RV4 with a GRT Hx for primary instruments and Garmin 430W for navigation. Garmin GDL-39 for navigation with iPads.

Questions:
Primary charts: do you use paper charts, an EFB, or EFIS?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,057
Posted By mbuehler
I switched over to it the last time I was in my...

I switched over to it the last time I was in my brakes (previous owner put pistons in backwards). All the original fluid on one side had leaked out anyway, and I like the higher flash point of the...
Forum: RV-4 03-22-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,154
Posted By mbuehler
Long geared RV4. I can't get a consistent 3 pt...

Long geared RV4. I can't get a consistent 3 pt out of it, so all my landings are tail low wheel landings (and they work well). About 72kts with a little power in until over the numbers, then pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By mbuehler
I'm surprised it even let you try. I spent a...

I'm surprised it even let you try. I spent a frustrating hour trying to update mine last month, and no matter what it wouldn't detect the card. Turns out I had the terrain card in there. In my...
Forum: Northwest 02-19-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By mbuehler
I believe Tacoma Narrows has hangars vacant right...

I believe Tacoma Narrows has hangars vacant right now (I'm currently there). Waiting list in Puyallup still, I'm on that but haven't heard much about progress on the county hangar renovations.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-02-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,001
Posted By mbuehler
Angel Flights West (I'm near Seattle) doesn't...

Angel Flights West (I'm near Seattle) doesn't allow experimentals for patients, but does let you use them for other missions (ferrying blood, etc). I'll be joining in the fun as soon as I wrap up my...
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,223
Posted By mbuehler
Has anybody wired one of these into their GRT Hx?...

Has anybody wired one of these into their GRT Hx? I currently use a Stratus 2s with Foreflight on my iPad, but from what I understand I could get a Stratux, wire it into the GRT, and have my traffic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,312
Posted By mbuehler
I have a lot of GoPros, my 360 camera uses 6 plus...

I have a lot of GoPros, my 360 camera uses 6 plus several others I use for other types of filming. I have to say the quality is very disappointing for gear that cost so much. A number of them have...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,016
Posted By mbuehler
I've started doing this myself with my RV4. Not...

I've started doing this myself with my RV4. Not breaking 150 deg even with the flap / door closed on the oil cooler. I covered 1/3 of the cooler with aluminum tape, that got me up to 165 deg or so....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By mbuehler
I'd be interested as well. It is so close that...

I'd be interested as well. It is so close that bolt is beveled on the other side so that it won't touch the firewall (maybe a mm of space between them). There is no way to remove it with the pump...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By mbuehler
I wasn't sure if those had some sort of one way...

I wasn't sure if those had some sort of one way valve in them, seems not. I agree all that weight hanging is not helping. I'll remove it all but an inch or so to attach a tube, and will clean up /...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By mbuehler
Noelf, Thanks, I'll see if I can find it in the...

Noelf,

Thanks, I'll see if I can find it in the catalog.

Steve,

I like that idea, not sure why something more flexible wasn't used. I'll check out those cables too, thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By mbuehler
**EDIT** You guys are fast, I was still typing...

**EDIT** You guys are fast, I was still typing :)

Finally found a diagram :) Looks like it is the vent port, which wouldn't do much unless the diaphragm ruptures, then you want that line dumping...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By mbuehler
Cracked (vent?) line on mechanical fuel pump?

While chasing some oil leaks, I came across a copper line coming out of the top of the mechanical fuel pump (O-320-E2A in an RV4). It looks like the previous owner attempted a JBWeld fix that has...
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 302,046
Posted By mbuehler
Finally getting used to the GRT Hx. Managed a...

Finally getting used to the GRT Hx. Managed a few practice approaches last flight! Bonus pic flying by Rainier a few weeks ago :)

http://i.imgur.com/zwICEgn.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hmxJa46l.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By mbuehler
Thanks for all the information! I'm heading over...

Thanks for all the information! I'm heading over to the hangar in a bit, and I'll give all of these a try. It worked for the owner and the ferry pilot, so I'm sure I'm missing something...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By mbuehler
GRT Hx fuel totalizer reset / adjust value?

In my RV4 (just acquired) I can see where to adjust the fuel level for the totalizer bar on the engine page, but I cannot get it to accept the change. If I choose a pre-selected number (32 gallons)...
Forum: RV-4 10-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 302,046
Posted By mbuehler
Here's a few shots of my "new to me" 2004 RV4...

Here's a few shots of my "new to me" 2004 RV4 SN#142.

Made my first flight a few days ago, absolutely love...
Forum: Northwest 09-20-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By mbuehler
RV-4 Transition training needed (I have dual controls)

The final step! My RV4 has arrived and is currently over at KPLU :) Seager is booked up for awhile, so I'm looking for an instructor for transition training.

The airplane has dual controls (stick,...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-26-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By mbuehler
Will do, thanks!

Will do, thanks!
Forum: Texas (South) 08-25-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By mbuehler
Rear seat throttle / rudder pedal re-installation help @ KCXO

Bit of an odd request :) I'm buying an RV4 out of KCXO that was equipped with full rear controls at one point, and the previous owner removed but kept them.

I have a ferry pilot that will bring...
Forum: Midwest 07-08-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By mbuehler
I get a database error every time I try to check...

I get a database error every time I try to check them, but as soon as I can get in I'll read it. Thanks!
Forum: Midwest 07-07-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By mbuehler
RV-4 Pre-buy near Norman, OK?

Can anybody recommend an RV owner / expert near Norman, OK for a pre-prebuy? There is an RV4 I'm interested in at OUN in Westheimer, but I'm in Seattle. The seller has been great, would just like a...
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