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Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By YellerDaisy
Based on what facts? This is a huge safety issue...

Based on what facts? This is a huge safety issue for some of us - please share.



~130 hours in front of a 160hp O-320 and no problems yet. Just the opposite in fact, it is incredibly smooth...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-04-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi JP, I don't have what you are asking for but...

Hi JP, I don't have what you are asking for but might be able to help if your search is a bust.

I have a different airplane/engine (RV-4, 160hp O-320, Sensenich GA). Nearly all of my operation is...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,968
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Caleb - I'm a big tire RV-4 guy. Given my...

Hi Caleb - I'm a big tire RV-4 guy. Given my experiences at the following, I'd say they are probably ok for training wheel variants. ;)

Be sure to give them a very thorough look from the air - those...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By YellerDaisy
Justin, Without knowing anything about your...

Justin,

Without knowing anything about your experience/background… a few tips that be unnecessary (coming from someone that lives in the west at 5000' MSL and routinely operates at backcountry...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have only a few months with it but I wired my...

I have only a few months with it but I wired my grip with the 'Ultimate Trim Relay Board" from PH Aviation (https://www.phaviation.com/products/product-category/the-ultimate-trb-hub/). I believe...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,898
Posted By YellerDaisy
Apologies Bill, I was terribly vague. I was...

Apologies Bill, I was terribly vague. I was attempting to say that attempts to manually note height and position (using instrumentation and outside visual clues) was too slow/inaccurate. All required...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,898
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very interesting - thank you!

Very interesting - thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,898
Posted By YellerDaisy
I completely agree. Knowing exactly how my...

I completely agree. Knowing exactly how my airplane would perform under a specific set of circumstances was also the reason for my testing.



Agreed and that is excellent to hear.
My research...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,898
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Nigel, I realize this is an old thread but am...

Hi Nigel,

I realize this is an old thread but am wondering if you might be interested in measuring another set of tests?? Particularly since you appear to have some interesting equipment.

The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,898
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Bill, Certainly NOT definitive but I have...

Hi Bill,

Certainly NOT definitive but I have found these rules of thumb to be pretty accurate.
https://www.mountainflying.com/Pages/mountain-flying/rule_of_thumb.html

The item that is missing from...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,100
Posted By YellerDaisy
Living in the subject area, my advice is to fly...

Living in the subject area, my advice is to fly early when the lighting is best and the air is smoothest. Flying over in the afternoon at 14k will cause you to miss the sights and the beauty. With...
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi CB, I used to own an RV-3B (O-320-150hp) and...

Hi CB, I used to own an RV-3B (O-320-150hp) and flew it about 500 hours. Now I have an RV-4 (O-320-160hp). I'm afraid I don't know the details on how different the -3 and -3B are but I'll tell you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By YellerDaisy
IMHO, Mike Busch has some really excellent...

IMHO, Mike Busch has some really excellent articles/information in regards to at least the CHT and oil temp. Might be worth a read before setting your numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,901
Posted By YellerDaisy
Completely agree. I think it also worth noting...

Completely agree.

I think it also worth noting that FAR 43 Appendix D does not include any of what I previously attempted to describe as "maintenance" which takes the bulk of the time (in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,901
Posted By YellerDaisy
Certainly sounds judgmental. In fact, I think...

Certainly sounds judgmental. In fact, I think you said "this guy doesn't have a clue what he is talking about". Maybe I'm wrong about that. Either way, I am always willing to learn.

Are you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,901
Posted By YellerDaisy
Your not what?? Comparing apples to...

Your not what?? Comparing apples to oranges?

Taking 24 hours (3 days) to do ONLY inspect a simple RV (not all of them are simple) is pretty... well.. slow. If you can get people to pay for that -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,901
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'll suggest that perhaps some are including...

I'll suggest that perhaps some are including "maintenance" in the "inspection". That is not 'required' and can massively increase the amount of time required. Comparing apples to oranges often...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,199
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would encourage you to look real hard at your...

I would encourage you to look real hard at your mission (how you plan to use the airplane). No doubt the RV-8 is a great airplane but it might be far more than needed. An RV-4 might be sufficient at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,776
Posted By YellerDaisy
First off, I'd suggest you stop calling it an...

First off, I'd suggest you stop calling it an "EXPERIMENTAL" to your wife. That stirs fear and in most everyone that doesn't know any better. :eek:

Call it 'owner built and maintained' or even...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,854
Posted By YellerDaisy
Vlad, Sure was great to meet you and John and...

Vlad,

Sure was great to meet you and John and glad to hear you made it back without further issues.

What is all that white stuff on the ground under your airplane? :eek: Looking closer... what is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,854
Posted By YellerDaisy
Last I saw Vlad - about 45 minutes ago - he was...

Last I saw Vlad - about 45 minutes ago - he was preparing to depart Deming. Replacement mag installed and working as expected.

John R. (sorry, can't recall your full last name) is a SAINT! He...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,854
Posted By YellerDaisy
I checked with the few folks I know around T or C...

I checked with the few folks I know around T or C and no dice here either.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,854
Posted By YellerDaisy
Sorry to hear that Vlad. I do not have one....

Sorry to hear that Vlad. I do not have one. However; I'm just up the road at Truth or Consequences (TCS). About 30 minutes by air if I can do anything to help.
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,382
Posted By YellerDaisy
Ohhhh... I understand now. I built a Quickie and...

Ohhhh... I understand now.

I built a Quickie and a Q2 years ago - sat on the fuel in both of them (glass tanks). I have no issues with that. If you could precisely define the accident you are...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,382
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been halfheartedly reviewing the same...

I've been halfheartedly reviewing the same options for my -4. I'm not sure if any of this helps but maybe triggers some thoughts...

No doubt that an aluminum rear seat tank will work. It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By YellerDaisy
You said "airport" so my "airpark" comments...

You said "airport" so my "airpark" comments probably don't apply...

I used to own a home at a "privately owned, public use" airpark.

We had no requirements to adhere to, the property owners paid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,877
Posted By YellerDaisy
I can't help with the product but I can tell you...

I can't help with the product but I can tell you that lights on the side walls - directing light horizontally can be a really fabulous thing when building/maintaining.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,851
Posted By YellerDaisy
In my little world (as a CFI), I call this...

In my little world (as a CFI), I call this airmanship. It is sorely lacking. However; concern for anyone other than oneself is lacking in our current society. Nonetheless; I attempt to teach it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,319
Posted By YellerDaisy
VERY, VERY neat Mike! Congrats!!

VERY, VERY neat Mike! Congrats!!
Forum: Job Board 10-15-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By YellerDaisy
Ok, thank you. Condition inspection is complete...

Ok, thank you. Condition inspection is complete and the aircraft is airborne again.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By YellerDaisy
My understanding is fast. Not 'crazy fast' -...

My understanding is fast. Not 'crazy fast' - just a normal pull to ICO, but certainly not slow like you are leaning and watching for a stumble.
Forum: RV-4 10-03-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,009
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Jim, I think you are talking about the...

Hi Jim, I think you are talking about the squarish inlet style like on a Cessna 140 (and others). I'm no expert but I think the difference is that the newer design offers a tiny bit more ram air...
Forum: Job Board 10-03-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By YellerDaisy
I think I'm set guys, thanks for the help! Yes! ...

I think I'm set guys, thanks for the help!

Yes! Dayton has been VERY helpful!!
Forum: Job Board 09-30-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thanks Mike!!

Thanks Mike!!
Forum: Job Board 09-30-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm not from this area so not sure who that might...

I'm not from this area so not sure who that might be but it is certainly close.
Forum: Job Board 09-27-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By YellerDaisy
A&P for Condition Inspection @ CXP (Carson City, NV)

I am looking for an A&P to perform a condition inspection on a newly purchased RV-4 at CXP (Carson City, NV). Anyone willing/able to do it in the next week or so? Two weeks or so?

If so, please PM...
Forum: RV-3 12-09-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,785
Posted By YellerDaisy
I know, this is kind of an old thread. However;...

I know, this is kind of an old thread. However; it has had me thinking. I'm not sure any of this helps answer your question but may be another data point that helps your decision...

It seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,101
Posted By YellerDaisy
Interesting requirements. Reminds me of the ole...

Interesting requirements. Reminds me of the ole saying: "Cost, Quality, Schedule - pick any two".

Not sure if it would help your starting problem but a cheap option would be to take your oil home...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,746
Posted By YellerDaisy
LOL - I'm an idiot! I didn't make that...

LOL - I'm an idiot! I didn't make that connection til you said it. I retract my opinion that this is a good new acronym for us to use. :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,444
Posted By YellerDaisy
Never mind the airspeed - look at that...

Never mind the airspeed - look at that altitude!!!! That's more than 1000' underneath the surface of the earth (where I live)!! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,746
Posted By YellerDaisy
I really liked Bob Knuckolls idea (years ago) of...

I really liked Bob Knuckolls idea (years ago) of publicly using "Owner Built and Maintained" (OBAM). Simple, accurate, and no preconceived notions conveyed. Seems that society enjoys using terms...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,327
Posted By YellerDaisy
Congrats Heinz! That is a BEAUTIFUL -3!! Love...

Congrats Heinz! That is a BEAUTIFUL -3!! Love the slider.
Forum: RV-4 03-28-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,666
Posted By YellerDaisy
Mine is a -3 and it barely get's cold here in NM...

Mine is a -3 and it barely get's cold here in NM but same problem. I have the butterfly on the oil cooler. When closed, I could only get up to around 125 F. on colder days. CHT's would typically be...
Forum: RV-3 03-22-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thanks to everyone for the ideas. I tried most...

Thanks to everyone for the ideas. I tried most everything (rivet gun, slide hammers, etc...) but had no success. David's suggestion on the "puller" was what finally got 'er done.

With the help of...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi John, Probably hundreds of posts about this...

Hi John,

Probably hundreds of posts about this and as many opinions as there are pilots. I can't carry a spare everything but I do carry basic tools, tie-downs/straps, chocks, one spark plug, one...
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By YellerDaisy
Ahh, I'm with you now Bob. Since this is an...

Ahh, I'm with you now Bob. Since this is an "oem" RV-3 tailspring, there is no fork. So, you're saying cut the tailspring forward of the bend and then drive it into the fuselage with the rivet gun....
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By YellerDaisy
RocketBob, Hmmm, interesting idea. I'm not sure...

RocketBob,

Hmmm, interesting idea. I'm not sure I get get far enough back into the fuselage to get at the forward end of the spring. Have you done this on an assembled RV-3?
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thanks Russ. Tried this today - after soaking in...

Thanks Russ. Tried this today - after soaking in penetrant all night. No luck. I can force the spring to turn slightly but it is putting a lot of stress on things. Typically, when I continue such...
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Paul - m weldment is definately bolted to the...

Hi Paul - m weldment is definately bolted to the bulkheads - no rivets. That said, I'm not sure that it would come out with the bolts removed.
Forum: RV-3 03-17-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By YellerDaisy
Tailspring Change Problem

I am attempting to swap out my original tailspring (note the forum - RV-3).

The problem is that the original/existing spring refuses to come out. Yes, I have removed the bolt. ;) I am able to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-03-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,367
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Gary! Yes - please let me know if you are in...

Hi Gary! Yes - please let me know if you are in the area.

Apparently, I'm a baby when it comes to dentists and camping. Just returned from the Cactus Antique Fly-In at Casa Grande, AZ where I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,367
Posted By YellerDaisy
The January trip was so good, I decided to go...

The January trip was so good, I decided to go back to Grapevine in February for the monthly get together. Grapevine is only open one weekend per month so you gotta jump on it when you can!!

Full...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,221
Posted By YellerDaisy
FS: Airpark Home in New Mexico

I'm not terribly excited about it but need to sell my airpark home located at the Mid Valley Airpark near Los Lunas, NM (south of Albuquerque).

Full details and more photos are located here on my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,367
Posted By YellerDaisy
Grapevine AZ Camping

My RV-4 buddy and I (RV-3) had a swell camping trip to the Grapevine Arizona backcountry airstrip a couple weeks back. My full report is here on my blog ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
Reporting in that the first ski trip went very...

Reporting in that the first ski trip went very smoothly. The -3 hauled my gear up to Pagosa Springs, CO (PSO) and back without any problems.

Skiing was good but not as good as the flying. Full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
That might work with an RV-4 but on the -3 there...

That might work with an RV-4 but on the -3 there is no access to anything behind you (without some serious mods).



I suspect "the kids" may not agree!! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
I think it'll be ok. I used the same style piano...

I think it'll be ok. I used the same style piano hinge as I used on my spar when I cut it for my neat folding wing design. ;)

Definately not structural on the -3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
You got that right turbo! ;) I've been using an...

You got that right turbo! ;) I've been using an old set of 210 Rossi's until this little plan developed. The kids on the hill would look at me just like I used to look at the old geezers using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
To give credit where it's due, the whole thing...

To give credit where it's due, the whole thing was my RV-4 buddy's idea. He's been doing the day ski trip for years. I mentioned joining him this year and that set the whole mod in motion.



I'm at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thanks Paul! Full fuel and skis, it comes out...

Thanks Paul!



Full fuel and skis, it comes out at 62.9". To that, boots and warm clothes have to be added but those things are distributed better (not so far aft). All in all, I expect to carry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,951
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Tom. Yep, I ran the numbers. My skis weight 12...

Hi Tom. Yep, I ran the numbers. My skis weight 12 pounds. The balance point (of the skis) is such that it sits right on the aft baggage compartment bulkhead when loaded. In my simple mind, this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,772
Posted By YellerDaisy
This may be true during the build process (I'm...

This may be true during the build process (I'm not a -12 builder). If talking about after the build, there is a need for inspection and maintenance back there. Probably could be done with inspection...
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