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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By BlndRvtr
What type of fuel? George

What type of fuel?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By BlndRvtr
That looks like a dandy book. How do I get the...

That looks like a dandy book. How do I get the whole copy?

George
Forum: Autopilots 01-29-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By BlndRvtr
To fly an ILS with a 430/650, etc. it is never...

To fly an ILS with a 430/650, etc. it is never required to load the ILS from the database. For an ILS, all you need is 1) a valid localizer frequency in the active position and 2) be in VLOC mode on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By BlndRvtr
What a great RV grin!! Thanks. George

What a great RV grin!! Thanks.

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By BlndRvtr
I would argue yes, a bearing pointer alone...

I would argue yes, a bearing pointer alone adequately monitors the underlying signal. If the IAP only requires lateral guidance, that's what the bearing pointer is providing. Just like flying an NDB...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By BlndRvtr
What was the charge by B&C for the full...

What was the charge by B&C for the full treatment?

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By BlndRvtr
Doesn't the G3X have a bearing pointer display?...

Doesn't the G3X have a bearing pointer display? If so, you should be able to wire it so that you can select various NAV sources for the bearing pointer(s).
The G5 allows that.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By BlndRvtr
It looks like the underwriters request protects...

It looks like the underwriters request protects them more than you.

How ironic that you are trying to improve your flying proficiency, which in turn should reduce the chances of a claim and yet they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By BlndRvtr
Smile Apparently someone is collecting the mail and...

Apparently someone is collecting the mail and depositing checks at the FAA Registration Branch. Mailed the 10th, cashed the 15th.

Regarding custom N#s, I'd advise folks to reserve it ASAP. It only...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By BlndRvtr
Are you including probes? George

Are you including probes?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By BlndRvtr
"Acting as PIC" is the key here. Just because a...

"Acting as PIC" is the key here. Just because a pilot is acting as PIC they do not have to be the manipulator of the controls. Acting as PIC basically means they are the FAA legal, responsible party...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By BlndRvtr
Randy, I have used that type of glareshield on...

Randy,

I have used that type of glareshield on another aircraft. It is very nice. They custom build it to your design. It's soft and pliable, doesn't scratch the windshield when removed or replaced....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-12-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,854
Posted By BlndRvtr
New Order

Just ran across this thread. I'd like to order a set of 4.

Thanks,

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,141
Posted By BlndRvtr
G5 Back-up Battery

It seems like the G5 is pretty popular around here.
Can anyone comment on how long the optional back-up battery will truly power the instrument?

I'm trying to find the best value in a back-up...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By BlndRvtr
Anyone installed an xVue yet? Anyone flown with...

Anyone installed an xVue yet?

Anyone flown with one yet?

Anyone know if BK has sold any?

George
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-04-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By BlndRvtr
As others have noted it is a Computer...

As others have noted it is a Computer Navigational Fix. Basically useless to pilots. Maybe accessible in high-end FMSes, for the FMSes use.

Full explanation in the AIM Section 1-1-17...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,275
Posted By BlndRvtr
Mac friendly Panel Layout SW

Is there any good panel layout software for the Mac?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,130
Posted By BlndRvtr
I think 190 MPH sounds better than MACH 0.25, but...

I think 190 MPH sounds better than MACH 0.25, but that's just me.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By BlndRvtr
PM sent. George

PM sent.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By BlndRvtr
DPE and RV12

The only issue I know of regarding a DPE giving a flight check in an RV12 was that the FSDO having jurisdiction over the DPE required the DPE to have 5 hrs. PIC in the make and model of each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By BlndRvtr
DC One X PIREP

I like my DC One-X very much. I use it in RVs, Aeronca Champs, and Twin Comanches; works great in all.

I compared both BOSE models (X and A20) and 2 Lightspeeds (Zulu 3 and PFX) against the DC and...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,041
Posted By BlndRvtr
I received a registered letter from the FAA FSDO...

I received a registered letter from the FAA FSDO in Houston about the same thing. However, there are a few issues: 1) my airplane does not have ADS-B, 2) the letter states I was flying around HOU at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,175
Posted By BlndRvtr
Hope this isn't a thread hijack, but how do you...

Hope this isn't a thread hijack, but how do you make the transition from a compression fitting (as used for Nylo-Seal lines) to a AN flared aluminum line? Is there a fitting that is AN on one end and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,280
Posted By BlndRvtr
Otis, what engine is this alternator mounted on?...

Otis, what engine is this alternator mounted on? I am also considering going all electric and using a B&C spline drive alternator on my IO-360-B1E.
Concerned about overcrowding with mags and spin on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,482
Posted By BlndRvtr
As I recall, there was to be some sort of...

As I recall, there was to be some sort of governmental meeting today (5/16) Does anyone have a report on what occurred there relative to Horace Williams Field?

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,158
Posted By BlndRvtr
GRT Mini PIREP

I'm trying to decide between a Garmin G5 and a GRT Mini series as my primary Nav indicator (HSI). The GPS/NAV/COM will be a GNS-480 and number 2 Nav/Com will be an SL-30. My flying will include...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By BlndRvtr
DUATS name change to LEIDOS

After checking out the LEIDOS link, it appears to be basically an updated version of DUATS with a name change. Lots of similarities, looks like all the important functions are still there.

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-03-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,390
Posted By BlndRvtr
I believe that last sentence has been your...

I believe that last sentence has been your problem all along. Incomplete gear engagement due to a sticky Bendix. Most of the Bendix drives I seen have a sticker on them calling for 25 hr lubrication...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By BlndRvtr
I just got off the phone with the Challenger...

I just got off the phone with the Challenger Filter lady and she claims there is no non-certified (experimental) oil filter product.
Any other sources for that $100 Challenger oil filter?

George
Forum: Southeast 04-03-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By BlndRvtr
If you need to go in to LHW IFR on weekends, be...

If you need to go in to LHW IFR on weekends, be sure to read the IAP notes carefully. Seems like the Restricted areas are often hot on weekends.

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By BlndRvtr
Have you checked harness integrity? George

Have you checked harness integrity?

George
Forum: Tools 03-20-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By BlndRvtr
Gil how flexible is that hose? George

Gil how flexible is that hose?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,952
Posted By BlndRvtr
I recently acquired an airplane with one tractor...

I recently acquired an airplane with one tractor mag and one electronic mag. I was so impressed with the electronic mags performance I called the manufacturer to inquire about replacing the tractor...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,778
Posted By BlndRvtr
Excellent thought. For in-flight a 3 position...

Excellent thought. For in-flight a 3 position strobe is fine, but for ground ops, you just want to be noticeable, not annoying.

George
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-07-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By BlndRvtr
Rudy's is my go-to place. George

Rudy's is my go-to place.

George
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By BlndRvtr
Now THERE"S an RV grin!! George

Now THERE"S an RV grin!!

George
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks. George

Thanks.

George
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By BlndRvtr
Shucks, I just was at X35 twice last week (really...

Shucks, I just was at X35 twice last week (really cheap 100LL). If I had only paid attention to where Jesse is based I would have loved to stop by and met him. Unfortunately I'm back home in Omaha...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,248
Posted By BlndRvtr
This is the plug socket to get...

This is the plug socket to get http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/ATSmagSocket.php?clickkey=7011 Yes, it's $25, but 1) it fits all aviation plugs (most hardware store sockets don't due to...
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,454
Posted By BlndRvtr
Regular Go-Jo (not orange or pumice) does a...

Regular Go-Jo (not orange or pumice) does a fantastic job on belly grime and exhaust stains. No harm to paint, metal, fabric or hands.
Slop it on, go have a cup of coffee, come back and wipe it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By BlndRvtr
Zulu/BOSE Alternatives

After trying the BOSE A20 and Zulu 3, I still wasn't sold. So I tried the new David Clark One-X and kept it. The same price as the Zulu but noticeably higher construction quality, more comfortable...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,047
Posted By BlndRvtr
Yes, but are they thoroughly TSO'd:D George

Yes, but are they thoroughly TSO'd:D

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks for all the replies. A powered puller is...

Thanks for all the replies. A powered puller is on the list.

This is for a teen build project, so multiple, affordable hand pullers would be nice as well, since we envision multiple, simultaneous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By BlndRvtr
Just starting an RV12 project. The hand rivet...

Just starting an RV12 project. The hand rivet puller listed in Vans plans is $225. A HF tool is $4.99. Is it really necessary to spend an extra $200 to install airworthy LP3-4 rivets?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,537
Posted By BlndRvtr
Toolbox Kit for sale?

Does anyone have a surplus Vans Toolbox kit they'd like to sell?

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,076
Posted By BlndRvtr
SB 16-05-23

How many folks here have had to replace their nose gear fork WD-1203 due to cracks as referenced in SB 16-05-23?

Is there a more durable replacement available?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,210
Posted By BlndRvtr
Regarding the new W&B. I'm surprised I haven't...

Regarding the new W&B. I'm surprised I haven't seen a recommendation to run a revised W&B exercise before installing the battery. I don't know how wide the envelope for an RV-8 is, but 3 or more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,526
Posted By BlndRvtr
Nice trim wheels. Looks like the Connie at...

Nice trim wheels.
Looks like the Connie at Greenwood Lake, NJ. Is it?

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,877
Posted By BlndRvtr
Jim, regarding your use of a wooden dipstick....

Jim, regarding your use of a wooden dipstick. What does this stick look like? I haven't found a dipstick solution that can accommodate the filler neck curve.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,666
Posted By BlndRvtr
Bob (and other concerned CFIs) The BasicMed rule...

Bob (and other concerned CFIs) The BasicMed rule allows for student pilot training, getting paid for providing flight instruction, conducting IPCs, etc. Basically all CFI privileges in allowable...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-23-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,105
Posted By BlndRvtr
Vlad, good to see the TFR doesn't completely...

Vlad, good to see the TFR doesn't completely close off the Hudson corridor.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 245,274
Posted By BlndRvtr
Yes, thank you for restoring the link Don. George

Yes, thank you for restoring the link Don.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 245,274
Posted By BlndRvtr
RV12 Album

How do you get to see all these beautiful RV12s? When I click on the "First Flights Album" link I get a "404 Error" page.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,996
Posted By BlndRvtr
I didn't know Al Gore was British! George

I didn't know Al Gore was British!

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By BlndRvtr
Almost looks like a baby Bearcat! Wish there was...

Almost looks like a baby Bearcat!

Wish there was an audio file, bet it sounds GREAT!

George
Forum: COMM 08-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks. George

Thanks.

George
Forum: COMM 08-09-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By BlndRvtr
Narco Escort II Manual Wanted

Does anyone have a Pilots Guide or Installation Manual for a Narco Escort II that they are willing to share?

On line searches came up empty.

Thanks,

George
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 37,480
Posted By BlndRvtr
Sam, you better make more popcorn, A LOT...

Sam, you better make more popcorn, A LOT more:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,238
Posted By BlndRvtr
I seem to recall some Van spin videos on YouTube...

I seem to recall some Van spin videos on YouTube early in the RV12s life.
But I don't recall the outcome.

If Vans is offering it as a primary trainer in the S-LSA version, you would think it would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,821
Posted By BlndRvtr
Lining & Rivets

FYI: the RV12 brake linings (M66-106) require the long rivets. 12 rivets and 4 linings for a complete brake relining.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,819
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thank you Joe. It's nice when others are willing...

Thank you Joe. It's nice when others are willing to share their experiences for the educational benefit of their fellow pilots. As I gain more experience in the
-12 I'll reciprocate.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,819
Posted By BlndRvtr
And what was the result of flight with an...

And what was the result of flight with an unlatched canopy? Any detrimental effects other than noise?
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