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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-22-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By MercFE
Sounds like both are spoken for... Why wait?

Sounds like both are spoken for... Why wait?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-22-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By MercFE
PM Sent on the 430W.

PM Sent on the 430W.
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By MercFE
You're never going to fly at altitude? Cabin heat...

You're never going to fly at altitude? Cabin heat can come in handy, even in the summer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By MercFE
Don't need to turn on the master, when you can...

Don't need to turn on the master, when you can fire up a screen off its backup battery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By MercFE
The biggest "con" is that you can't list a "pro"...

The biggest "con" is that you can't list a "pro" for using the bent whip on the top... The bend is there to get ground clearance, and sacrifices a small amount of verticality in the antenna. No...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-17-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By MercFE
Can recommend asking on Flights Above the...

Can recommend asking on Flights Above the Mountain Southwest... Might be a slightly larger audience there.

www.flightsabove.org
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By MercFE
AviationCovers.com Great to work with and an...

AviationCovers.com

Great to work with and an outstanding product.
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By MercFE
It is not a push/pull cable setup, so there will...

It is not a push/pull cable setup, so there will be slack until you take up the extra by putting pressure on the pedals.
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By MercFE
I've already copied your post into FATPNW....

I've already copied your post into FATPNW. Standard answers about GEG not being the best place for a hangar, SFF would be possible.

Once I get your membership approved, I'll tag you in the post.
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By MercFE
I'm over on the wet side of the state... But,...

I'm over on the wet side of the state... But, might be worth posting your request in FATPNW.

www.facebook.com/groups/FATPNW

I copied your request there to see if I can find something for ya.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,326
Posted By MercFE
These are updates from 472 to 472...

These are updates from 472 to 472...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,326
Posted By MercFE
Got mine as well... Looks like they're just going...

Got mine as well... Looks like they're just going through the list and slowly contacting each person with the older box. I did nothing to start the exchange process, they called me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By MercFE
In general... All of the comments before are...

In general... All of the comments before are correct. Not only do I routinely fly my RV in the mid teens, but my day job for a large aircraft manufacturer has me routinely depressurizing the aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,928
Posted By MercFE
Looking forward to participating this year... Any...

Looking forward to participating this year... Any trouble with a young teenager tagging along?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-11-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By MercFE
I don't think you're going to find a whole lot of...

I don't think you're going to find a whole lot of difference between the two... Just answer the question on whether you want the aerobatic capability or not.

But... Riding is always fun too!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By MercFE
They have a great free iPad app that you can work...

They have a great free iPad app that you can work with...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By MercFE
www.aviationcovers.com

www.aviationcovers.com
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By MercFE
Why not just drop the passenger seat and allow...

Why not just drop the passenger seat and allow him in/out that way?

If you really want to go up and over, Supertracks... Enough said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By MercFE
Thought about trying to get my Black Lab in the...

Thought about trying to get my Black Lab in the back to enjoy some flights... More worried about trying to get him up there, more than anything. Anything special you do to help your lab up?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-24-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By MercFE
You do not need a NAV radio, as long as your GPS...

You do not need a NAV radio, as long as your GPS is WAAS.

If you did have a GPS failure, you could utilize your G3X as an emergency navigation source and receive help getting to VFR to land.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,630
Posted By MercFE
A little light reading for you on the...

A little light reading for you on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,630
Posted By MercFE
It is helping... By trying to avoid what it...

It is helping... By trying to avoid what it clearly stated as not being allowed.

FAR 91.319(f) No person may lease an aircraft that is issued an experimental certificate under § 21.191(i) of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,630
Posted By MercFE
91.319 does not apply to certificated aircraft......

91.319 does not apply to certificated aircraft... Read the first line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,630
Posted By MercFE
Who has the popcorn...?

Who has the popcorn...?
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,502
Posted By MercFE
Thinking about buying a lot out at Piney Creek...

Thinking about buying a lot out at Piney Creek Airpark in Tennessee for my future retirement plans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,349
Posted By MercFE
Anything keeping us from setting up a progressive...

Anything keeping us from setting up a progressive inspection cycle?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,450
Posted By MercFE
I'm just amazed everyone is flying with...

I'm just amazed everyone is flying with Foreflight up, when all that weather and traffic is displayed on the pretty Dynon screen. :p

Hopefully it will eventually be displayed on Foreflight, but what...
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,937
Posted By MercFE
Most of my trips are to Friday Harbor,...

Most of my trips are to Friday Harbor, Bellingham, and Bremerton. Based out of Auburn.

Slowly adding to the list with recommendations from the FATPNW crowd, however.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By MercFE
AviationCovers.com Great company and product.

AviationCovers.com

Great company and product.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,450
Posted By MercFE
They mentioned it in the Dynon Forum 472...

They mentioned it in the Dynon Forum 472 discussion... But they didn't give any information on replacements, just stating that production would begin and they would start shipping again.

From there...
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By MercFE
Yep... Hartzell is slow to respond at 1700, but...

Yep... Hartzell is slow to respond at 1700, but likes 1800.
Forum: Formation Flying 02-13-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By MercFE
Might be worth joining FATPNW on FaceBook. We...

Might be worth joining FATPNW on FaceBook. We have quite a few groups around that do formation, but I'm not sure about any formal classes. Can check with the Blackjack Squadron out of KAWO.

But, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,973
Posted By MercFE
Escrow.com works as well.

Escrow.com works as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By MercFE
Will definitely fix the problem... :p

Will definitely fix the problem... :p
Forum: GPS 02-05-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,970
Posted By MercFE
It may by VFR and IFR charts... But that does not...

It may by VFR and IFR charts... But that does not make it an IFR navigator, slight difference there.

Cheapest route would be one of these lifetime chart subscriptions and fly solely on your VOR/ILS...
Forum: GPS 02-02-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,970
Posted By MercFE
http://www.avidyne.com/landing/ifd-tradein-corpora...

http://www.avidyne.com/landing/ifd-tradein-corporate.asp
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,970
Posted By MercFE
If you have an iPad... There are trainer apps for...

If you have an iPad... There are trainer apps for both the Garmin GTN and the Avidyne IFD. I suggest you download and try them both out for yourself.

With that being said, I prefer the IFD. It has a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By MercFE
While I can't give you a specific answer to your...

While I can't give you a specific answer to your question... The plans rely heavily on you being able to interpret the blueprints. The written plans will only direct you where to look on the...
Forum: Midwest 01-29-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,861
Posted By MercFE
An additional warning posted on FATSCS might...

An additional warning posted on FATSCS might garner more experiences from others that have had issues... Plus, social media always seems to get a response a bit different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By MercFE
This is where their Pro version is more robust,...

This is where their Pro version is more robust, have two independent CPUs and power buses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By MercFE
While this might be an interesting feature to...

While this might be an interesting feature to have, you don't have any warning that the PMags are running off ships power in the standard installation with switches or circuit breakers.

That's why...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By MercFE
Holding button 1 will turn the display on/off.

Holding button 1 will turn the display on/off.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By MercFE
Do you have a battery backup on one of your...

Do you have a battery backup on one of your Skyviews? The display should continue working and, I believe, allow you to control the VP-X.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By MercFE
Have you joined FATSCS - Flights Above The South...

Have you joined FATSCS - Flights Above The South Central States on Facebook?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-27-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,283
Posted By MercFE
Recently flew my IFR check up here in the Seattle...

Recently flew my IFR check up here in the Seattle area... My DPE actually allowed use of the autopilot throughout the entire flight, requiring only one approach to be hand flown.

Biggest reason to...
Forum: Southeast 12-21-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By MercFE
Check out the FATASE (Flights Above The Atlantic...

Check out the FATASE (Flights Above The Atlantic SouthEast) group on Facebook... Young group, but might be a few contacts there.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By MercFE
Sounds like your engine is working exactly as it...

Sounds like your engine is working exactly as it should. 170 degrees is a great temp to be running at. The vernatherm is already an "oil cooler bypass", keeping oil from flowing to your oil cooler...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,796
Posted By MercFE
Years of practice... :cool:

Years of practice... :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,796
Posted By MercFE
Understand and use Foreflight, myself. Saying you...

Understand and use Foreflight, myself. Saying you don't need anything more than your PPL training to outsmart the "hunting for best wind altitude" gripe.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,796
Posted By MercFE
Don't even need to use Foreflight... Can get...

Don't even need to use Foreflight... Can get forecasted winds from aviation weather sources.
Forum: Reviews 12-05-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By MercFE
How are you still looking for an RV, after the...

How are you still looking for an RV, after the factory tour?

Thought they loaded up all trunks with some tail feathers afterwards... :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By MercFE
Curious why you kept the Vision AP instead of...

Curious why you kept the Vision AP instead of going with the integrated... Not wanting to swap out servos?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,899
Posted By MercFE
To Dan's point, I think that too many PPL pilots...

To Dan's point, I think that too many PPL pilots forget about this required skill once the check ride is over... Only to start accumulating simulated instrument skills when they finally submit to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,904
Posted By MercFE
Everything you want to do is possible... A 3...

Everything you want to do is possible... A 3 wouldn't be bad... I would say look into 6's as well, as they can be a great value.

As for prebuys and other RV related info... Looks like you're would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By MercFE
A backup nav source is not required, as long as...

A backup nav source is not required, as long as the GPS source is WAAS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By MercFE
Are any of the EGT's dropping when you do the mag...

Are any of the EGT's dropping when you do the mag check? Will tell you if you are truly dropping a cylinder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By MercFE
Besides... Your info was probably leaked here...

Besides... Your info was probably leaked here recently anyways. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By MercFE
White out would be frowned upon, normally fixing...

White out would be frowned upon, normally fixing logbook entries with a single line through. However, with the sensitive nature of the info you're trying to cover, the normal procedure might not be...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
Posted By MercFE
Agreed... Sounds like a great idea. Pics would be...

Agreed... Sounds like a great idea. Pics would be nice.

Or better yet... Can I come fly in? LOL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,120
Posted By MercFE
Not necessarily, as you are balancing the prop...

Not necessarily, as you are balancing the prop and engine together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,120
Posted By MercFE
Check with your local EAA chapter to see if they...

Check with your local EAA chapter to see if they have the equipment... I know one in the Puget Sound area that offers a deep discount for rental of the equipment and a knowledgeable person to help...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By MercFE
A fish and chips run that wasn't posted on...

A fish and chips run that wasn't posted on FATPNW...? I'm hurt. LOL

Looks like it was a great time. Would have loved to have met others in the area, even if I would have been in a -9A.
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