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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,972
Posted By Ironflight
Sample size of at least two....the Val is also...

Sample size of at least two....the Val is also done this way. The head of the rivet is bearing against the canopy skirt, which it goes through before going through the larger hole in the canopy. You...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Ironflight
Just be aware that fiberglass work for boats is...

Just be aware that fiberglass work for boats is different than fiberglass work for airplanes. Weight is important! I’ve done both, and there is a totally different mindset for each. I’d find an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ironflight
OK Steve - you’ve broken it in...when are you...

OK Steve - you’ve broken it in...when are you going to start using it?! :)

I agree though - a milestone!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Ironflight
Ahhhh...stall speed. While we are taught that it...

Ahhhh...stall speed. While we are taught that it is simple, it really isn’t, and every airplane type has different characteristics.

Part of the problem is that the entire wing doesn’t always stall...
Forum: GPS 06-17-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Ironflight
One last suggestion before you condem the box is...

One last suggestion before you condem the box is to find someone else with a 430 and slide it in to the tray to make sure you don;’t have an airframe problem. 430’s are everywhere, and it shouldnt’...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,586
Posted By Ironflight
I recently did the first flight and five hour...

I recently did the first flight and five hour Phase 1 for a neighbor’s ELSA RV-12. He had decided long before that he’d rather have me do it, because even though an ELSA Aircraft is supposed to be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve been told it is the normal transient ramp on...

I’ve been told it is the normal transient ramp on the east side, south of the terminal. At least that’s where I’ll head if I decide to brave the winds and bumps tomorrow. It’s not a terribly big ramp...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ironflight
This was a very common location for the oil...

This was a very common location for the oil cooler on early RV’s - I have seen it there on all fo the very early -6’s I have seen. We relocated teh one on Louise’s -6 to the rear of the baffles when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,778
Posted By Ironflight
Oh, you PhD’s can make things so difficult. You...

Oh, you PhD’s can make things so difficult. You were just working for the wrong center, in the wrong program. We got trained on this stuff in order to properly do In-Flight Maintenance (and to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Ironflight
I agree - I tell folks to use the AC if they have...

I agree - I tell folks to use the AC if they have no newer reliable source material - but if they are fixing a T-6 or a Stearman, AC43.13 is perfect! :rolleyes:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Ironflight
I have been one of the moderators there since the...

I have been one of the moderators there since the earliest days, and I still see the occasional “join” request, but almost no posts anymore. It sort of died off about the time the HXr came out. Not...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-12-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Ironflight
Just add to the NOTAM confusion, I have ben...

Just add to the NOTAM confusion, I have ben communicating with the airport/event manager becasue we want to cover this for the magazine, and was told it would be closed 0800 until 1600 each day. When...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Ironflight
The corridor is simple - eastbound, you enter...

The corridor is simple - eastbound, you enter right at the “corner” on the west side, stay within a mile of 50 on the north side (I think they get missile lock if you are south of the...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,568
Posted By Ironflight
The Tundra has the same hinge configuration for...

The Tundra has the same hinge configuration for the elevators and rudder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ironflight
Turbo - we have two Garmin magnetometers that are...

Turbo - we have two Garmin magnetometers that are both mounted on teh aft deck, under the empennage faring, and they work fine there (RV-3 and RV-6). The GRT magnetometers in the -8 (getting a bit...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By Ironflight
I hope to have a WingBug to test soon, and if...

I hope to have a WingBug to test soon, and if that happens, we’ll let everyone know how well it works!

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ironflight
Try a search for “Halo” here on the forums - more...

Try a search for “Halo” here on the forums - more threads commenting on them and comparing them to other headsets (including Clarity) than you’ll ever have time to read. But you’ll get a lot of good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,051
Posted By Ironflight
Sounds like you need to build a “chicken gun” and...

Sounds like you need to build a “chicken gun” and do some testing!
Forum: California 05-19-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Ironflight
Unfortunatley. “In exchange for a little RV...

Unfortunatley. “In exchange for a little RV flight time” can be considered a thing of value, and therefore compensation.....which is, of course, illegal in an experimental without a LODA. I’ve been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By Ironflight
Your statistics, while interesting, are for a...

Your statistics, while interesting, are for a Piper Cherokee....not an Experiemntal. You might take a look at numbers a little more appropriate for the homebuilt world, and you might find them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,170
Posted By Ironflight
It depends a lot on where you are and how you...

It depends a lot on where you are and how you fly. FLat country and filing IFR? You won’t even know it is turned on.

If you’re always IFR, even in the mountains? The rules keep you safe (if you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By Ironflight
Gorgeous! Nice to see spring is arriving on...

Gorgeous! Nice to see spring is arriving on Gitchigoomi.....
Forum: RV-3 05-13-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ironflight
Nope - never heard of one. Which doesn’t mean...

Nope - never heard of one. Which doesn’t mean someone didnt’ creative with a build. Only the owner is going to help you on this one.....
Forum: Midwest 05-13-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Ironflight
Neat looking place Pete - I’ll have to rememebr...

Neat looking place Pete - I’ll have to rememebr it for a stop before or after Oshkosh sometime. I don’t ever recall noticing it way back when.....

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,883
Posted By Ironflight
I won’t speak for ALL cases, but in many cases,...

I won’t speak for ALL cases, but in many cases, those “experimental” aren’t E-AB - often times they are Exhibition, which carries different rules and ops Lims....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Ironflight
Never - becasue all of our audio panels have...

Never - becasue all of our audio panels have Bluetooth built in. But I would hate to be without the BT functions, so if your audio panel doesn’t have it, I’d definitely want it!
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,733
Posted By Ironflight
Steps in Learning

Nice repair -and I also wouldn’t hesitate to use it. Mount the new one on the wall as a trophy.

Here’s the thing - the reason that we start building with simple things like tail feathers is to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,903
Posted By Ironflight
Rock Auto also carries the fixed tip ones...

Rock Auto also carries the fixed tip ones (#3961), and you can find them that way in their search function.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,504
Posted By Ironflight
Actually they do - a pilot certificate. That’s...

Actually they do - a pilot certificate. That’s the answer they give you in A&P school, and that is what the owner doing one of the allowed maintenance tasks should put in the logbook. If they don’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By Ironflight
Seriously - can you imagine the frequency if...

Seriously - can you imagine the frequency if every pilot says “Oh, I know I ‘m not supposed to talk, but I think I’ll ask anyway....”?

If they ask you, you certainly should answer with your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,504
Posted By Ironflight
FAR Part 43 (online for free) has example...

FAR Part 43 (online for free) has example logbook entries that will get you the general idea. You can also find online copies of A&P manuals from the FAA that should cover the topic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,083
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks Scott -hard copy on the way, pdf loaded on...

Thanks Scott -hard copy on the way, pdf loaded on the iPad!
Forum: Autopilots 04-22-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,800
Posted By Ironflight
Just a suggestion - when you pack it up, put...

Just a suggestion - when you pack it up, put labels and signs and notes that are imp0ossible for the “unpacker” at Dynon to ignore that say “don’t move the output arm until on a test bench”. Since...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,422
Posted By Ironflight
Just takes a little more time. I cut four of...

Just takes a little more time. I cut four of those into our Tundra panel, and did the entire thing in a couple of hours.

Again - nothing at all against the guys that cut them for customers, or for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ironflight
I pretty much agree with everything Mark wrote...

I pretty much agree with everything Mark wrote here, and would only add a couple of thoughts. First - Bob Nuckoll’s isn’t just another homebuilder. He is a professional GA aircraft electrical systems...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,199
Posted By Ironflight
BIG Puddle!! ;) I’ll probably miss the event -...

BIG Puddle!! ;)

I’ll probably miss the event - I’m in Oshkosh until Friday and get back to Reno that night - and that’s after last week in Florida, so I think I’ll stay put for at least a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,417
Posted By Ironflight
Tight chains vs slack in chains is a religious...

Tight chains vs slack in chains is a religious argument that I believe started between Wilbur and Orville.....I have great friends who are great (and we’ll respected)pilots on both sides of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By Ironflight
When I have really strong crosswinds, I generally...

When I have really strong crosswinds, I generally leave the flaps up becasue I am goign to keep some speed up to maintain better control, and once I am on teh ground, I want as little lift as I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By Ironflight
Mike saw the light and moved over the hill to...

Mike saw the light and moved over the hill to live in Nevada, right next door to us. We are seeing an upswing in interest in our airpark these days - much of it from folks looking too get away from...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Ironflight
I can sympathize with you on the 30 knot wind at...

I can sympathize with you on the 30 knot wind at Fredericksburg - we landed at Dumas (up in teh panhandle) yesterday on our way back from SnF, and the winds were 35, gusting to 45 at the time....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-09-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By Ironflight
Skydiving? At Ely? Are you sure you’re not...

Skydiving? At Ely? Are you sure you’re not thinking about Eloy AZ?

Last time we were in Ely, there was a courtesy car, but no rental. Summer before last, we kept our Four-Runner out there becasue...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,478
Posted By Ironflight
FYI - Someone recently told me they closed up...

FYI - Someone recently told me they closed up shop - and I can’t go check it out personally becasue the runway is torn up until the end of June.....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Ironflight
I personally agree with the skepticism about the...

I personally agree with the skepticism about the bearings moving once assembled properly - I was just supplying information that Lycoming’s school has presented. I think the more likely issue is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Ironflight
I have never noticed a delay in oil pressure that...

I have never noticed a delay in oil pressure that bothered me. I doubt I get instantaneous 60 psi (I think I’d suspect the instrumentation if I did), but within a few seconds, yes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Ironflight
I have that same angle adapter on two different...

I have that same angle adapter on two different engines, and the filters on both of them retain oil for a very long time - the anti-drainback valves appear to be working, at least with the Tempest...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Ironflight
I used to do it that way until I learned why...

I used to do it that way until I learned why Lycoming doesn’t recommend that.

The problem with the stack of washers is that generally people use steel, and as they tighten the bolt, the washer can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Ironflight
Lycoming will tell you that this is a bad thing -...

Lycoming will tell you that this is a bad thing - and it probably can be. However, you won’t be the first that has done it and not had a problem. If the airplane is going to sit without jugs for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,612
Posted By Ironflight
I’m definitely with Dan on this one. I fly a LOT...

I’m definitely with Dan on this one. I fly a LOT of different airplanes - some kit company demonstrators, some personal homebuilts, and some “one of a kinds”, and you’d be surprised how often the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Ironflight
I have unfortunatley seen flywheels that would go...

I have unfortunatley seen flywheels that would go on in any direction - not supposed to, but they did. So I am always suspicious now - put #1 at TDC and check the timing mark on teh back of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By Ironflight
We've built RV’s (drill from scratch, pre...

We've built RV’s (drill from scratch, pre drilled, and match—drilled) and are now building a Xenos from Sonex. Don’t worry about the complexity of an RV - you’ll find that its a trade off between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve had a pair that allow regular sounds until...

I’ve had a pair that allow regular sounds until you reach a level of shop noise where the ANR kicks in - they are “OK”, but not great. Last Christmas, Louise gave me a pair of really great passive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By Ironflight
Not withstanding the excellent discussions above,...

Not withstanding the excellent discussions above, Aircraft Spruce does offers phenolic sheet in various thicknesses.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, some of the automotive plug caps are so air...

Yes, some of the automotive plug caps are so air tight that you have to burp them when you install them on the plug, or a pressure change will pop them off. I’ve had this happen a couple of times in...
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,122
Posted By Ironflight
I don’t know, and can’t speak for, Heinz, but in...

I don’t know, and can’t speak for, Heinz, but in Phase 1 testing we also got 193 knots (which is 222 mph) in level flight, at zero MSL, wide open and best power. Prop is a Whirlwind 151 three-blade...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-23-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,047
Posted By Ironflight
I’ll be getting there the weekend before to do...

I’ll be getting there the weekend before to do some test flying, then staying through Friday...magazine work you know (yeah, tough job....). No fixed location - just catch me wandering around!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Ironflight
I very rarely leave completely square corners on...

I very rarely leave completely square corners on any part, especially sheet metal panels, if for no other reason that they snag things - clothing, rags, hands..... If you can’t run your hand over it...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By Ironflight
Very likely this is not a coincidence - what you...

Very likely this is not a coincidence - what you describe sounds very much like gear shimmy, and that (as mentioned by someone above) is very dependent on tire pressure. Find out what the previous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ironflight
I know that the OP already rejected the...

I know that the OP already rejected the individual reservoirs, and that’s a fair decision for anyone to make. However, for future readers of this thread, I would like to point out that I have four...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Ironflight
The VDO sensors are known to gradually fail high...

The VDO sensors are known to gradually fail high (if they are going to fail - so I’d say it’s a better than even bet that is what you’re seeing. AS others have said - confirm with a mechanical gauge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,331
Posted By Ironflight
Of course - if you have the passion to build,...

Of course - if you have the passion to build, then build! The thing folks have to watch out for is if they really just want to fly, and don’t have the deep desire to build - they need to buy.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, you need an actual external GPS - the...

Actually, you need an actual external GPS - the hockey puck is more than antenna, it is the GPS reciever as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ironflight
I have been one of the moderators on the Yahoo...

I have been one of the moderators on the Yahoo group since the earliest days and you’re right - it was a very active place at one time, but has since dropped off to next to nothing, I see the...
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