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Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,292
Posted By RogerH
For me the RANS S-21 Outback TD struck a chord,...

For me the RANS S-21 Outback TD struck a chord, so much so, I put down a deposit at Oshkosh. :eek:

That configuration may not be in the cards as a Vans option but with a 9-12 month delivery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,879
Posted By RogerH
NOTAM, what's a NOTAM? Don't you just pick what...

NOTAM, what's a NOTAM? Don't you just pick what runway is closest to your preferred campsite, check Foreflight's airport-pattern advisor, and go charging in?

All kidding aside: if you want some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,434
Posted By RogerH
Angry I want to mention, the situation wasn't just...

I want to mention, the situation wasn't just limited to 2018.

The Fisk arrival on Sunday morning 2016 was also chaotic due to low ceilings that morning. Lots of folks making the dash to KOSH to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,434
Posted By RogerH
Had a chance to do some 90kt, 1,000ft AGL...

Had a chance to do some 90kt, 1,000ft AGL approach practice today at KTEX (Telluride, CO - 9,000ftish MSL) and glad to report the RV-4 didn't precipitously plummet out out of the sky in the process. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,434
Posted By RogerH
I'm looking at it and it says: "Arrive at Ripon...

I'm looking at it and it says:

"Arrive at Ripon at 90 knots and 1,800'...faster aircraft use 135 knots and 2,300'"

It goes on to make suggestions about aircraft unable to maintain 90 knots flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,434
Posted By RogerH
RV Fiske Arrival Question

Having flow the Fisk arrival in several slower aircraft I was looking forward to flying this year at the higher 135kt/2,300ft MSL level with a recently acquired RV-4. :D

This discussion chain is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,239
Posted By RogerH
Other than the aforementioned door-slammin'...

Other than the aforementioned door-slammin' port-a-can's what are the near-by facilities like, e.g. showers, charging stations, ice/coffee availability, etc in the HBC area?

I'm familiar with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By RogerH
Weather & FISK arrival traffic permitting I'll be...

Weather & FISK arrival traffic permitting I'll be flying in & camping, 7/21 - 7/25 'ish, in my recently acquired RV-4 :)
Forum: GPS 04-26-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 273,652
Posted By RogerH
In fairness to the folks at Garmin, after talking...

In fairness to the folks at Garmin, after talking with their tech support I discovered the problem with slow downloads was due to an error on my part, not theirs. With the correct settings I...
Forum: GPS 04-21-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 273,652
Posted By RogerH
Inherited Aera 660/Slow Downloads

I purchased an RV-4 with a Garmin Aera 660 handheld. The other day I purchased updates to the data and have been trying for about 24+ hours to download the new data and it's dribbling in at a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,298
Posted By RogerH
Thanks for the heads up! I did find the thread...

Thanks for the heads up! I did find the thread on here that explains the situation...not quite clear on what size crush washer the IO-360 will need but for sure will get the screen checked & cleaned...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,298
Posted By RogerH
Nope, haven't got any info on that, is it...

Nope, haven't got any info on that, is it something readily accessible, how often does need cleaning?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,298
Posted By RogerH
Now it makes sense!

OK, now I get it. I didn't catch that the current filter is a Tempest "EZ-Spin" which says on the exterior to not use lubrication.

I'm going with a new Champion so I'll follow the Lycoming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,298
Posted By RogerH
Oil Filter Change Question

About to do my first oil filter change on a Lycoming IO-360 and searching the Internet I'm a bit confused on whether to lubricate the filter gasket prior to installing and torquing or not.

From my...
Forum: RV-4 09-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Never mind, found the link to Napa Auto parts in...

Never mind, found the link to Napa Auto parts in the archives :)
Forum: RV-4 09-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
For that very reason I'd like to install a...

For that very reason I'd like to install a pneumatic door-closer (in addition to the Van's redundant safety latch when closed) on my rebuilt canopy. Has anyone had experience with a particular...
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Yup, that's what I'm looking for. A positive...

Yup, that's what I'm looking for. A positive "lock & loaded" no doubt about it, click & clack confirmation things are secure and not going anywhere. The canopy locking system spring on my RV-4...
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Canopy Safety Latch

In part as a progress post and also to pass on info to other potential RV-4 "newbies" such as myself, here's where things stand:

With the assistance of Old Republic Insurance I'm working with Loyd...
Forum: RV-4 09-06-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Thumbs up Hoo-hoo!!! :) My canopy has been found. A plea...

Hoo-hoo!!! :)

My canopy has been found. A plea for help on a local SLC, UT TV station aviation classified-ad website (KSL.com) got the attention of a local helicopter pilot who volunteered to make...
Forum: RV-4 09-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Thumbs up Thanks to all!!!

Thanks to everyone who's commented, offered advice, and suggestions.

Felt pretty low after the canopy mishap and the positive support offered through the VAF forums helped get me over that. :) ...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Freely admit in my case the cause may have been...

Freely admit in my case the cause may have been organic in nature, e.g. me.

Thinking that shoulder-harness stretching bit of turbulence just prior to release could have resulted in an inadvertent...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
As this was just my first flight in the aircraft...

As this was just my first flight in the aircraft after the ferry flight from St. Louis to Salt Lake City I can't offer any insight.

I waswarned by the seller to make sure the canopy was properly...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
Unfortunately the canopy did hit the right...

Unfortunately the canopy did hit the right horizontal stabilizer causing a dent on the leading edge. It's not creased so I'm hoping I can pull it out rather than have to replace the sheet...
Forum: RV-4 09-01-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By RogerH
RV-4 Canopy Conundrum

Long story short, I need some advice, input, help on replacing a canopy & frame.

I recently purchased Oly Olson's RV-4, successfully ferried it from St. Louis to SLC, UT with no issues, thoroughly...
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