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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By rolivi
This is Mike's website: ...

This is Mike's website: http://www.northtexasavionics.com/
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By rolivi
Hey Mel - Is it true that the classification at...

Hey Mel -

Is it true that the classification at first Airworthiness is the only one that can ever be? Meaning, it's either S-LSA or E-LSA forever.

There's a conversation on some other forum about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By rolivi
I chose to keep the analog ASI and Altimeter. ...

I chose to keep the analog ASI and Altimeter. Added a TruTrack Gemini ADI.

It might be overly redundant, but I think that's good good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,770
Posted By rolivi
I go forth and back on this. My analog ASI is...

I go forth and back on this.

My analog ASI is marked with MPH on the outer ring and KTS in the inner ring.

It's the standby ASI. My D-100 is the PFD.

I set up the D-100 for MPH so that if it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By rolivi
Not sure of your intended point, but it reads...

Not sure of your intended point, but it reads like a commentary on the pricing of his items. Why do you think that is assistance? And IIRC Walt IS an authorized Garmin dealer and advertiser here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,055
Posted By rolivi
Allan - I guess I'm somewhat of a fan. I have...

Allan -

I guess I'm somewhat of a fan. I have your skid, stiffener, and gust lock. Haven't gotten around to sending the wheels in for the bearing mod, but it's on my list. :)

Question on this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By rolivi
And find a chapter near you!

And find a chapter near you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By rolivi
I've set my hull value at $75k. Understand that...

I've set my hull value at $75k.

Understand that there is a correlation between hull value and premium.

Also, when the hull is based on stated value there is a limit they should write. Higher hull...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By rolivi
With that failure I would divert first, and ask...

With that failure I would divert first, and ask questions later.

However, maybe, if it is lateral guidance to go through a layer with bottoms 2-3 times the height of the circling minimums... I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,595
Posted By rolivi
If I were to go down that path, I'd start with...

If I were to go down that path, I'd start with the insurance company and an aviation lawyer.

Due to the Oplim differences of E-AB there could be more concerns of being "a club" instead of a...
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,101
Posted By rolivi
My brother's engineering firm has been involved...

My brother's engineering firm has been involved in this project. He first told me about in August.

Long over due.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By rolivi
What transponder do you have? The timer...

What transponder do you have? The timer function of the GTX3xx series is sufficient for IFR.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By rolivi
Not the exact model, but I have a PM500EX on the...

Not the exact model, but I have a PM500EX on the shelf if that would meet your needs.

Worked great and was pulled when I installed an audio panel and second nav/com.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-18-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,085
Posted By rolivi
Curious Latech15, which engine you running and...

Curious Latech15, which engine you running and what RPM's are working for you?

I have a 160hp 0-320 with a fixed Catto 3-blade so I'd like to borrow some of your settings.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By rolivi
Is an Auto-pilot addition/or change a Major...

Is an Auto-pilot addition/or change a Major Modification?

I'm asking Mel more than the OP.

I changed mine out during a bunch of stuff that was Major (read: Catto Prop) but it was just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By rolivi
I think if you search this site for Archer you'll...

I think if you search this site for Archer you'll find that the NAV gets generally positive reports but the COM does not.

For that reason I use belly whips for my COMs and the Archer for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By rolivi
I know many people who did IFR check rides with a...

I know many people who did IFR check rides with a single NAV radio. Yes, it's extra workload, but it is doable.

And *gasp* they didn't have a GPS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By rolivi
Who's interior do you have? Classic Aero...

Who's interior do you have? Classic Aero Designs makes boosters. There's a "long" and a "short" and by design you can use one or both.

Spoiler alert - they aren't giving them away. But I like...
Forum: California 09-28-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,101
Posted By rolivi
My brother's engineering firm is part of the...

My brother's engineering firm is part of the planning to repave that runway.

It's in the works, but i don't have any dates certain at this time.

I will agree it is over due.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,168
Posted By rolivi
+1 on it can be done in an RV. I asked the DPE...

+1 on it can be done in an RV.

I asked the DPE that did my PPL if he would do an IFR ride in an RV. He said, "It depends on the RV."

I showed him mine. (we're on the same field)

He said, "Call me...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-20-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,828
Posted By rolivi
Sadly, my plane is allowed to fly IFR but I am...

Sadly, my plane is allowed to fly IFR but I am not, yet.

I heeded the autopilot advice (2-Axis) and probably overspent a bit on the panel. I learned during recent IFR certification check that when...
Forum: COMM 09-18-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By rolivi
^^^ That's what I was thinking, great place to...

^^^

That's what I was thinking, great place to plug in a handheld if you lose your panel radio(s).
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By rolivi
Tend to agree with the others. Mariposa is the...

Tend to agree with the others.

Mariposa is the place for Yosemite access. (I'm on the hangar waiting list there)

Concord or Napa for the SF trip (if you're doing wine)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,045
Posted By rolivi
While nit-picking -- it's only the Static...

While nit-picking -- it's only the Static system. No pitot checking is required.

[And my plane is currently getting the Static system reviewed because the loss is 5 ft/min too high for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By rolivi
I might take Larry up on that for two...

I might take Larry up on that for two reasons.

1) Lisa loves New Braunfels
2) I have a Brand new airox system I bought 3 years ago and the bottle has never been filled.
Forum: Interiors 08-13-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By rolivi
+1 I like dealing with them. I just had to work...

+1 I like dealing with them. I just had to work through a replacement item. (my fault) Those guys are great!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By rolivi
+1 on the Archer. Mine is in the left wing and...

+1 on the Archer. Mine is in the left wing and serves my 430W and SL30.

No reception issues, and not external.
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By rolivi
All's well that ends well. And all of my...

All's well that ends well.

And all of my dealings with Dynon have ended well.

I hope Chris feels the same, since it sounds like they've corrected the issue fairly.
Forum: Safety 07-07-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,167
Posted By rolivi
My Pomeranian likes hangin' at the hangar. She...

My Pomeranian likes hangin' at the hangar.

She only wears her lead if we go over to the Beacon, which is dog friendly on the patio.

I think the large number of live-in hangars at T67 contributes to...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By rolivi
I'm surprised you haven't had any responses. VAF...

I'm surprised you haven't had any responses.

VAF central is 25 miles from DFW. There's plenty of activity here.

Perhaps ask again on arrival.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By rolivi
That reminds me, I have some paperwork I need to...

That reminds me, I have some paperwork I need to send you.

Congrats.

[Happy customer]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By rolivi
If you're going to HBC your grass time will be...

If you're going to HBC your grass time will be limited.

While on the grass, taxi a bit slower than you would otherwise and keep the stick to the belly to keep as much weight off the nose wheel as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By rolivi
I tried it too... I hope they enjoy their chats...

I tried it too... I hope they enjoy their chats with L. Ron Hubbard.

[my personal favorite fake info for things like this]
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By rolivi
We've all had the same conversation with our...

We've all had the same conversation with our tires.

"Hey tire, you're too low. It's only been 16 hobbs hours"

Tire says, "hiss". Or worse, it was saying "hiss" when we weren't around to hear it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By rolivi
Which date are we to track? There's an N-number...

Which date are we to track?

There's an N-number I want to park for a future purchase.

When I look, I see:
Reserved Date
Renewal Date
Purge Date

Which date is the one that allows me to potentially...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-26-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,816
Posted By rolivi
Congrats... I asked the DPE that I did my PPL...

Congrats...

I asked the DPE that I did my PPL with if he does IFR checks in Experimentals.

He said, "Depends on the Experimental."

I showed him mine and he said "She'll do."

I considered that a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By rolivi
I like the One Pack. I have a 430W, a 696, and...

I like the One Pack. I have a 430W, a 696, and Garmin Pilot on an ipad for the passenger to play with.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 62,988
Posted By rolivi
Why Audio panel on the bottom and AP on top? ...

Why Audio panel on the bottom and AP on top? You'll touch the AP more on every flight than the audio panel.
Forum: Texas (North) 12-22-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By rolivi
Which airport?

Which airport?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,092
Posted By rolivi
So apparently the poll is of product line, not...

So apparently the poll is of product line, not manufacturer?

That's a horse of a different color.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,092
Posted By rolivi
Poppycock. That's like saying Skyview and D1xx...

Poppycock. That's like saying Skyview and D1xx are not both Dynon.

And someone please spell Manufacturer correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,497
Posted By rolivi
You may consider adding BUY of BUILD since you...

You may consider adding BUY of BUILD since you can't buy a 6 kit anymore.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-13-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,052
Posted By rolivi
Jack posted this on PoA as well. I don't think...

Jack posted this on PoA as well. I don't think that thread mentioned that there were multiple victims.

Keep getting the word out. Pawn shops don't typically want aviation headsets because they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,896
Posted By rolivi
Free to Van's you mean. EVERYONE deriving value...

Free to Van's you mean. EVERYONE deriving value from this forum supports DR. Well they SHOULD anyway. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By rolivi
Wow. Tough situation to call. It depends A...

Wow. Tough situation to call.

It depends A LOT on the participants and their lawyers.

I doubt the soon to be ex wants the plane. Probably more interested in the house and car(s).

If you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,896
Posted By rolivi
Some value to the mothership comes from parts...

Some value to the mothership comes from parts sales for planes purchased flying which need repairs or updates. Does it not?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,896
Posted By rolivi
This poll is more flawed than the previous...

This poll is more flawed than the previous one.

Multiple builders cannot say they built more because of a website, any more than people who always by Chevrolet do so because of TV ads. They are...
Forum: GPS 12-09-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By rolivi
This thread got me thinking so I tested it... I...

This thread got me thinking so I tested it...

I got 01+40 when I disconnected external power to my 696.

I think that's good. I'll probably test it every 6 months.

My 6A has dual electronic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By rolivi
A better question is "What is the Total Time on...

A better question is "What is the Total Time on your RV?"

That includes prior ownership. The number of responses will tell you the percentage of the 10,000 planes.

My "guess" as to the number of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-30-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By rolivi
When I switched from 2-blade to the 3-blade Catto...

When I switched from 2-blade to the 3-blade Catto it became much more difficult to remove the lower.

I think there is a thread here about which direction to extend the gear leg opening to make it...
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,548
Posted By rolivi
Perhaps a dumb question. Please be kind. I have...

Perhaps a dumb question. Please be kind.

I have a 430W and a GTX327. I'm thinking this echoUAT is perfect for my needs.

From what I can tell I put one little box in and run 1 wire from the 430W...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,422
Posted By rolivi
I think Bob is correct. I had some non-strike...

I think Bob is correct. I had some non-strike related items that were discovered during the inspection and I had to pay for them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,936
Posted By rolivi
Not to mention the guy behind you in the alley...

Not to mention the guy behind you in the alley that is trying to conform to the goal of this thread who will get propwashed by you while avoiding do the same to others.

Isn't the real point to be as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,936
Posted By rolivi
How is it off topic in a thread scolding pilots...

How is it off topic in a thread scolding pilots to scold pilots?

Brings to mind: When you point your finger at someone there will be 10 more pointing back at you.

[Is there a propwash equivalent?]
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By rolivi
How does the top part enhance the design? I have...

How does the top part enhance the design?

I have the AS and use it for my RV-6A so I'm curious if I'm missing something.

My stick is stock, so that might factor into in some way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,613
Posted By rolivi
Excuse the noob question. I have a plane power...

Excuse the noob question.

I have a plane power alternator. Would I do better to go with their standby alternator, or with the B&C standby.

(I'm sure I'll hear I should replace the primary with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By rolivi
I tried to take mine to Walmart and have them...

I tried to take mine to Walmart and have them polished up. The guy said they need to be on the vehicle. I said it's an airplane, where do you want me to land?!?

Then a few weeks later I saw one...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,013
Posted By rolivi
As has been said, pick the Auto Pilot by the...

As has been said, pick the Auto Pilot by the features and don't worry about the installation.

When I bought my plane it had a Navaid Devices wing leveler and an S-TEC altitude hold. Both worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By rolivi
Egad! I saw the title of your post and thought...

Egad! I saw the title of your post and thought it was going to be a FOR SALE post.

I'm glad it isn't!
Forum: Texas (North) 08-19-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,411
Posted By rolivi
According to the interwebs of things the name...

According to the interwebs of things the name change was FROM Aero Valley TO Northwest Regional around 1988.

Buy for many, Redbird will always be Redbird, Denton will never be Enterprise, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,209
Posted By rolivi
Opening an ancient thread, I know,...

Opening an ancient thread, I know, but...

anybody have the videos on this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By rolivi
Those 52F guys are locked in for a couple months...

Those 52F guys are locked in for a couple months (runway closure).

Might try Jay Pratt http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm if you're looking for something sooner.
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