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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've not been an active CFI for quite some years,...

I've not been an active CFI for quite some years, but the CFI part is much more significant than the RV part.

Just my opinion...

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Also depends on where you're going. Saw that...

Also depends on where you're going. Saw that you're in Kentucky...

No light plane is going to deal well with icing conditions or thunderstorms, or crossing one of those powerful fronts that likes to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,134
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
They both need TOGA: On the G3X, TOGA takes the...

They both need TOGA:
On the G3X, TOGA takes the autopilot to pre-programmed pitch up and wings level;
On the GTN, TOGA activates the missed approach procedure for guidance;
The pilot still has to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've got a mid-continent 2" VOR/ILS indicator,...

I've got a mid-continent 2" VOR/ILS indicator, new in the box, $700. Would go perfectly with this.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I was training in a C172, I got misleading...

When I was training in a C172, I got misleading peripheral motion cues from the lower left corner of the windshield. I started taking along a piece of cardboard to block that area. Problem solved!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
And really great music for a change! So many...

And really great music for a change! So many videos have obnoxious rock music that only detracts..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My RV-9A has the ignition switch on the far left,...

My RV-9A has the ignition switch on the far left, and it's very reachable from the far seat. Yes, you have to lean across, but so what? As for hidden switches and such, hard for me to see that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
After considering weather, distance, time...

After considering weather, distance, time required, risks of all sorts, etc., it really doesnít make sense for me to fly the -8 VFR to the west coast. If the plane is already sold and paid for and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
For shipping a plane overseas, there are all...

For shipping a plane overseas, there are all kinds of reasons for me not to do it myself. I'd have to deal with shipping, customs, agents, insurance for starters. I'd have to disassemble and pack the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Neel Aviation ships containers to Australia from...

Neel Aviation ships containers to Australia from Florida about once a week. If the RV-8 shares a container, the cost is about $7,000. If it goes by itself, about $10,000. Australia now has fumigation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well, maybe. There's customs, packing,...

Well, maybe. There's customs, packing, declarations, agents, all that kind of stuff. Neel Aviation in Lakeland does aircraft exporting, and I've sent them a query. Don't know about anything on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Shipping to Australia

Got a prospective buyer for the RV-8 in Australia, and the obvious question is, how to get it there. I've been in contact with the folks in Lakeland, FL, but I don't know if there are exporters on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks for all the inputs. After the...

Thanks for all the inputs.

After the prospective buyer ran all the numbers on what the plane would be worth with an O-360 and what the update would cost, there wasn't enough left in the budget to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,531
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Who says it has to be one or the other? You could...

Who says it has to be one or the other? You could use experimental, RV, and the color.

Actually, "experimental" only has to be used when talking to a control tower. (FAR 91.319 (d)(3)). Not ATC, not...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
WTB: Screaming deal on O-360 and c/s prop

Got a buyer who absolutely loves my RV-8 except for the engine, and really wants an O-360. But for the numbers to work for both of us, it needs to be a screamingly good deal on a dynafocal mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The term LSA is an oft abused and widely...

The term LSA is an oft abused and widely misunderstood term.

A plane is an LSA ONLY IF it has been shown to meet ASTM standards by going through their approval process. A Sport Pilot can fly an LSA...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-20-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I lived in the Seattle area, I learned that...

When I lived in the Seattle area, I learned that there was a meteorological term for a gorgeous day following two dreary, rainy days. It was called a ďMonday.Ē
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If I recall correctly, Dave's plane one time was...

If I recall correctly, Dave's plane one time was damaged due to aerodynamic flutter... of a wheel pant. You pays your money and you takes your chances...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Mike had a lot of great comments, and not much to...

Mike had a lot of great comments, and not much to add...
* An RV-9A is not an RV-9A is not an RV-9A. Variations in workmanship, electrical systems, engine details, avionics, panel layout, wiring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Send me a PM with your phone number.

Send me a PM with your phone number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,298
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Let's see how much I remember from 18 years...

Let's see how much I remember from 18 years ago...
* The interruption to breathing during the night I thought was called an hypopnea, but I see that it can also be called an apnea;
* Everybody has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,298
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've had sleep apnea and had no idea that I had...

I've had sleep apnea and had no idea that I had it. I believe this is true for everybody who has it. There are hints other than body mass (I was lean, not chubby), such as, snoring. You may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,134
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another point about what to (not) put on the...

Another point about what to (not) put on the switch is don't put anything "dangerous" on the stick where inadvertent activation or de-activation would be an issue.

Flaps on the stick? Only if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Check with Vanís. The non- and pre-punched RV-8...

Check with Vanís. The non- and pre-punched RV-8 kits probably donít mix. As was pointed out, good experience, though.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If you do decide on an -8, I've got a gorgeous...

If you do decide on an -8, I've got a gorgeous one for sale in Savannah. PM me with your email and I'll send pictures.

Ed
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-05-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If youíre solo the regs donít require a chute....

If youíre solo the regs donít require a chute. Still a good idea though.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-05-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Aviation Week photo contest contender. Send it in!

Aviation Week photo contest contender. Send it in!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I asked Mitch about dimpled skins. Trouble is...

I asked Mitch about dimpled skins. Trouble is that undimpled parts can be both left and right parts, but after dimpling, theyíre either right or left. More parts, more space to store inventory, more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Then again...

The market for Cessna 172s and the like is getting hot. The RV-10 is really nice, but it's pricey. Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Finally got sucked in to this discussion

So... if the RV-15 is a bush plane-ish critter, what might be expected, and what is to be learned from other kits on the market...

1. All-aluminum construction: Van's knows all about that, knows how...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks, I learned something new! Now Iíve got...

Thanks, I learned something new! Now Iíve got some reading to do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On RVs, carb heat and alternate are the same...

On RVs, carb heat and alternate are the same thing. You only need one knob, and the preferred location is to the left of the throttle.

You might want to check your circuit breaker spacing. They take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,498
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Don't forget this from AIM 5-3-3: a. The...

Don't forget this from AIM 5-3-3:

a. The following reports should be made to ATC or FSS facilities without a specific ATC request:

1. At all times:

(e) Change in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,498
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
91.205 says itís for standard category. However,...

91.205 says itís for standard category. However, operating limitations might quote this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,498
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IFR in a new airplane

I learned in my own RV-9A that there's a lot more to it than just being IFR current in a legal airplane... some of my experience is at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not necessarily the firewall hangings before the...

Not necessarily the firewall hangings before the engine... It's real easy to put things on now, but once the engine is on, those screws and bolts can get ugly to access. Use nutplates on the firewall...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Also, a traditional location for carb heat is...

Also, a traditional location for carb heat is just to the left of the throttle, so that you can push it in on a go-around as you push in the throttle.

If you're going IFR, having the strobes and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flap switch does not go on the left side!

In the same way that it doesn't make sense to build a custom motorcycle and change swap the controls around and how they operate, it doesn't make sense to "innovate" on switch location -- someday,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,794
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What I taught my students in C172s (granted,...

What I taught my students in C172s (granted, tricycle gear so this technique might be clumsy in a taildragger RV) was to put their feet up on the rudder pedals so the balls of their feet were on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,433
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well, sort of. An instrument flight plan only...

Well, sort of. An instrument flight plan only guarantees separation from "participating" traffic. If you're IFR in VMC, you still need to keep your eyes open for other traffic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When you say build time, presumably that's...

When you say build time, presumably that's towards an aviation job. How much do you care about instrument time? In my book, the long wing RVs are much better for IFR than the short wings, but as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,266
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Looks pretty good, but you may have fallen prey...

Looks pretty good, but you may have fallen prey to the common mistake of designing the panel for engine start. When you're starting the engine, you've got all kinds of time, but when you're in the...
Forum: Tools 08-19-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I had an appropriate length ram hidden in a tool...

I had an appropriate length ram hidden in a tool drawer. Like I said, I'd not used it in 15 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IIRC, the 305 and 307 are wired the same. One...

IIRC, the 305 and 307 are wired the same. One serial line to the PFD, one serial line to the roll servo. That might be the problem.

The newer controller has a CANbus interface, so it's wired...
Forum: Tools 08-19-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Found the problem

I had a longeron yoke installed in the squeezer, and although it has the same gap as the plain yoke, the base is not as tall, causing the ram to protrude into the gap. When I put the "standard" yoke...
Forum: Tools 08-18-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pneumatic squeezer problem

So Iím using my pneumatic rivet squeezer for the first time in maybe 15 years (!). The ram, fully retracted, extends 0.3Ē, and fully extended, the gap (with no set installed) is 0.4Ē. I took the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One of the problems with LSAs is that if they can...

One of the problems with LSAs is that if they can fly slow enough to meet LSA requirements, their ability to handle crosswinds may be compromised and the ride in turbulence can be harsh. I see some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sounds like fun but I'm in Savannah...

Sounds like fun but I'm in Savannah...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You need to be careful of propeller limitations....

You need to be careful of propeller limitations. My RV-9A has a fixed pitch Sensenich with a 2600 RPM limitation, so I can't pull as much power at cruise as I might. However, I set my power to 8 GPH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,454
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's lots and lots of real flakes in homebuilt...

There's lots and lots of real flakes in homebuilt aviation, and there's lots of well-intentioned, conscientious but untrained folks who make serious mistakes. There's lots of "professionals" out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well... sort of. When I got my -9A, IIRC, I...

Well... sort of. When I got my -9A, IIRC, I changed from Dynon servos to Garmin, and they used the same bolt holes. While you're building, yes, run enough wires for each kind of device, maybe a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The G5 works just fine in the panel of my RV-9A.

The G5 works just fine in the panel of my RV-9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Stein at Steinair is also worth a call. I like...

Stein at Steinair is also worth a call. I like both Stein and Jesse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No, but thanks for the suggestion.

No, but thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Bill, I think we're thinking of the same thing,...

Bill, I think we're thinking of the same thing, but Pearson's Chi-square doesn't seem to be it. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks! That's fascinating and I will undoubtedly...

Thanks! That's fascinating and I will undoubtedly use it after I figure out how it fits in with what I'm doing, but what I was thinking about was a plain, old dry statistical theorem with no human...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Obscure statistics question for flight safety research

So I'm doing research for the 2019 Founder's Innovation Prize and I know that there's a theorem in sampling theory that says that if you hypothesize that a phenomenon is rare but that phenomenon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew from Savannah to Ridgeland, SC, this...

Flew from Savannah to Ridgeland, SC, this morning, about 25 nm, to pick up the seat cushions that the very helpful Tom Swearengen brought back from Oshkosh for me since I had to go on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I lived in Iowa for four years, and had an AirCam...

I lived in Iowa for four years, and had an AirCam back then. I knew the flying season was over when I had to wear long pants under the snowmobile suit.

So tell me about snow...

:-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
After seven years, I'm still not used to it....

After seven years, I'm still not used to it. Maybe I haven't given it enough time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
So why do I still live in Georgia?

Yesterday, I drove out to the airport and saw weather so strange that I almost turned around and drove back home. VFR and calm. It was great to exercise the RV-8 again, and surprisingly, my skills...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
An important difference -- the G3X does not...

An important difference -- the G3X does not directly upload to the GTN, rather it sends the flight plan to the GTN more or less as a message. Once the GTN receives the flight plan, the GTN requires...
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