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Forum: Tools 01-30-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,799
Posted By Flyfalcons
Yoke style, I have a standard 3" yoke, a 4"...

Yoke style, I have a standard 3" yoke, a 4" no-hole (thin nose) yoke, and a longeron yoke. All serve their purpose and are really good to have.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,295
Posted By Flyfalcons
What's the reasoning for backup gauges on a VFR...

What's the reasoning for backup gauges on a VFR machine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,709
Posted By Flyfalcons
Lots of figuring going on here when the...

Lots of figuring going on here when the undisputed correct answer of why someone would want to flush rivet the 12 is simply "...because I want to".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,791
Posted By Flyfalcons
Sort of like an aviation chart with nautical...

Sort of like an aviation chart with nautical miles shown between stations? I guess it makes sense to use knots then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,791
Posted By Flyfalcons
Knots is aviation standard. MPH can be used by...

Knots is aviation standard. MPH can be used by LSA pilots with an inferiority complex.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 46,054
Posted By Flyfalcons
Get me a tan, tipper, symmetrical, throttle...

Get me a tan, tipper, symmetrical, throttle quandrant version stat! :cool:
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By Flyfalcons
I like it. I just fit my first baffle and it...

I like it. I just fit my first baffle and it sucked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,742
Posted By Flyfalcons
Yes you did.

Yes you did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,932
Posted By Flyfalcons
Me and my girlfriend at the time, now my...

Me and my girlfriend at the time, now my wife.

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Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-15-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,255
Posted By Flyfalcons
Take as much time as you need. The instrument...

Take as much time as you need. The instrument rating and written contain a ton of new information that you have previously not had any use for. The good news about the instrument rating is that the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,525
Posted By Flyfalcons
I figured that with at least 56,000 deburring...

I figured that with at least 56,000 deburring operations I'd be doing over the course of the build, that $16 for a specialty, high quality tool would be money well spent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 235,343
Posted By Flyfalcons
Waiting for my recall to bigger and better things...

Waiting for my recall to bigger and better things but this isn't a bad gig and even does some good for humanity (and sure as heck beats my previous interim job game testing at...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,133
Posted By Flyfalcons
Yep. I recommend those unfamiliar with feeding...

Yep. I recommend those unfamiliar with feeding and care of turbine engines to have a seat before checking out the pricing on them (and parts, labor, etc). It's a whole different world and far...
Forum: Tools 01-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
Posted By Flyfalcons
You can use a big C-frame for dimpling or the...

You can use a big C-frame for dimpling or the close-quarter dimpler as described above. In my opinion though, your best bet is a new yoke for your squeezer. That is, unless you have large parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,226
Posted By Flyfalcons
Pledge used to be my favorite (especially for...

Pledge used to be my favorite (especially for flying in low weather and rain) but I'm a Plexus convert now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 26,017
Posted By Flyfalcons
I didn't mean to imply that such a design be used...

I didn't mean to imply that such a design be used on a plane where the N-number meet certain criteria to be legal; only a demonstration of the complex detail easily achieved with computer graphics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 26,017
Posted By Flyfalcons
The vinyl N-numbers toward the front of our...

The vinyl N-numbers toward the front of our engine cowlings haven't held up well, but for the most part they do alright. Doing vinyl trim over a base coat is something that is definitely in the...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,953
Posted By Flyfalcons
Holy ****!

Holy ****!
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,981
Posted By Flyfalcons
No, it won't. The reality is there is a very...

No, it won't. The reality is there is a very limited market for single seat airplanes, and most buyers make the decision to go with something they can take a friend in. Especially in these times,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,026
Posted By Flyfalcons
Maybe if he was already an experienced tailwheel...

Maybe if he was already an experienced tailwheel pilot, but I wouldn't give tailwheel training to someone unless I had brakes as well. I don't fly right seat in my Stinson (one set of brakes) with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,251
Posted By Flyfalcons
Carb ice can potentially strike at any time.

Carb ice can potentially strike at any time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By Flyfalcons
Very nice. I just got a survival kit setup with...

Very nice. I just got a survival kit setup with a strong LED flashlight and it is amazing how bright it shines, all on some AAA batteries.
Forum: Safety 12-29-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,864
Posted By Flyfalcons
Before V1 is easy, it's after that you're...

Before V1 is easy, it's after that you're thinking about.
Forum: Safety 12-29-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,864
Posted By Flyfalcons
There's quite a bit of a difference doing a low...

There's quite a bit of a difference doing a low vis takeoff in a jet where the loss of an engine means a lower climb rate, but still climbing, and a single where you're going down. Even a 1/4 mile...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,400
Posted By Flyfalcons
That is way too cool.

That is way too cool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,104
Posted By Flyfalcons
I'm talking about RC. Jon knows.

I'm talking about RC. Jon knows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,104
Posted By Flyfalcons
Gurley mon! You can't hover an RV! :D You been...

Gurley mon! You can't hover an RV! :D You been following my build on the Giants?
Forum: Safety 12-17-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,576
Posted By Flyfalcons
None of us wake up in the morning thinking "I'm...

None of us wake up in the morning thinking "I'm going to die in an aircraft today". Some just seem to try harder at it based on how they fly or make aeronautical decisions.
Forum: Safety 12-17-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,576
Posted By Flyfalcons
Believe it or not Michael, some people actually...

Believe it or not Michael, some people actually choose to work at making a risky activity as safe as can be so they can go home to their families at the end of the day. I mean, the RV-8 guy...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,710
Posted By Flyfalcons
Mullan Pass is a good way to go through, though...

Mullan Pass is a good way to go through, though it's a little north of where you're planning on hitting the mountains. From the Rapid City area, angle up toward Gillette and Billings, then follow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 113,065
Posted By Flyfalcons
She loves to fly and even rivets. ...

She loves to fly and even rivets. :)

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Forum: Safety 12-16-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,002
Posted By Flyfalcons
Did the Rocket guy who broke his control stick...

Did the Rocket guy who broke his control stick and rode it in have a chute?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,879
Posted By Flyfalcons
Check ignition grounding

Check ignition grounding
Forum: Safety 12-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,576
Posted By Flyfalcons
That is my exact thought on motorcycles as well. ...

That is my exact thought on motorcycles as well. Trail bike riding would be another story and lots of fun in my opinion. As far as airplane accidents go, there will always be someone dumb enough to...
Forum: Safety 12-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,854
Posted By Flyfalcons
Stay out of icing conditions in non-deiced...

Stay out of icing conditions in non-deiced planes. Problem solved.
Forum: Flight Testing 12-12-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 46,313
Posted By Flyfalcons
By doing that you may be removing much of the...

By doing that you may be removing much of the friction gained by having a set screw only on one side (or 90 degrees offset).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,654
Posted By Flyfalcons
Most people can tell the difference between a...

Most people can tell the difference between a persuasive hack and a trustworthy person, but that usually comes from asking questions. If the seller isn't interested in answering questions then that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,654
Posted By Flyfalcons
I had a line on a plane once that I really liked;...

I had a line on a plane once that I really liked; it fit my mission requirement perfectly, was reasonably priced, and was even local. After the seller jerked me around on the phone a bit, I stopped...
Forum: Steam Gauges 12-03-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,038
Posted By Flyfalcons
If your mission is VFR then go bare bones and...

If your mission is VFR then go bare bones and enjoy looking out the window instead of the gadgets in your panel. Add a panel mounted VFR GPS to back up your pilotage and have fun!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,925
Posted By Flyfalcons
The plane flies okay and you can fly it in an...

The plane flies okay and you can fly it in an area the size of a baseball field if you're an experienced RC pilot. It isn't particularly good at doing aerobatics with any precision, but I've thrown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,843
Posted By Flyfalcons
I like how Gary subtley called all the fixed...

I like how Gary subtley called all the fixed pitch RV'ers here dumb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 39,023
Posted By Flyfalcons
It also explains why airplanes just spin around...

It also explains why airplanes just spin around when power is applied and never move forward. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,291
Posted By Flyfalcons
Nice job with the editing; it's amazing how much...

Nice job with the editing; it's amazing how much time it takes to get a lot of footage into a short ADHD-friendly length video. One thing I try to do with the videos I make is if I'm putting the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,718
Posted By Flyfalcons
Don, I think there are a whole lot of people who...

Don, I think there are a whole lot of people who would love to have a dollar for every "newer, better" gadget that comes out in the homebuilding world that ultimately never makes it to market, makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,670
Posted By Flyfalcons
Engine just didn't run well until it had a bit of...

Engine just didn't run well until it had a bit of warm up time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,670
Posted By Flyfalcons
A friend of mine purchased a 182 that I was...

A friend of mine purchased a 182 that I was flying regularly and got the auto fuel STC. He said the engine became noticeably more cold-blooded with the auto fuel, and flying it with him made me...
Forum: Safety 11-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By Flyfalcons
It's an LSA, sometimes it's easy to confuse them...

It's an LSA, sometimes it's easy to confuse them for a toy or model. :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,903
Posted By Flyfalcons
Congrats Kevin, Sunday was an awesome day for a...

Congrats Kevin, Sunday was an awesome day for a flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By Flyfalcons
12% downhill is like falling off a cliff. 1500...

12% downhill is like falling off a cliff. 1500 feet would be no problem. Even a 2% slope is quite noticeable. I used to fly a 206 into one of the San Juan Island airports that was on a steep slope...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By Flyfalcons
Looks like a large jet wing on the right side. ...

Looks like a large jet wing on the right side. Bad time for an engine runup maybe?
Forum: Safety 11-16-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 34,086
Posted By Flyfalcons
Is this a statement of someone educated about the...

Is this a statement of someone educated about the program, or someone who is guessing?
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,157
Posted By Flyfalcons
Having an IFR GPS with WAAS and a VOR with ILS...

Having an IFR GPS with WAAS and a VOR with ILS capability gives the RV-10 all the capability it'll ever achieve. Fancy displays are great, but the two items listed above are the key to ability to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,995
Posted By Flyfalcons
The coastal route up to Ketchikan is nothing to...

The coastal route up to Ketchikan is nothing to take lightly. If you go VFR, you'll be going through areas where there is no weather reporting at all. Going IFR will put you at altitudes where...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-12-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,769
Posted By Flyfalcons
Joe, if you want a 12 then I think that...

Joe, if you want a 12 then I think that decision's been made for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,797
Posted By Flyfalcons
I have to admit I'm not familiar with any other...

I have to admit I'm not familiar with any other type where calculating the weight on the nosewheel is any factor whatsoever. Maybe they exist, I don't know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,399
Posted By Flyfalcons
SnF does not have the right to not lose money if...

SnF does not have the right to not lose money if their insurance coverage was inadequate for the event.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,666
Posted By Flyfalcons
I don't even think my Lear can do 1000fpm on one...

I don't even think my Lear can do 1000fpm on one engine and it does 5000+ with both operating. A piston plane doing 1000fpm on one engine just isn't going to happen.
Forum: Safety 11-03-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,841
Posted By Flyfalcons
Sounds like a way to clear a flooded engine, not...

Sounds like a way to clear a flooded engine, not start a hot engine.
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,037
Posted By Flyfalcons
Wow that looks like more than just an...

Wow that looks like more than just an "incident".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,962
Posted By Flyfalcons
Stupid commercials

Stupid commercials
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,399
Posted By Flyfalcons
Screw them, I'd throw the bill straight into the...

Screw them, I'd throw the bill straight into the garbage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,053
Posted By Flyfalcons
After the RV I'd really like to do a Fisher...

After the RV I'd really like to do a Fisher biplane.
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