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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,680
Posted By ssmdive
I have both the QT Halo's and A20's. I prefer...

I have both the QT Halo's and A20's.

I prefer the QT most of the time. I only wear the A20's if I am going to be taking the headset off and on a lot. But for a XC or aerobatics, the QT wins hands...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By ssmdive
Didn't really work well on the Chihuahua. What I...

Didn't really work well on the Chihuahua. What I ended up doing was putting ear plugs in and then the Mutt Muffs over them to keep the dog from pulling the plugs out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,032
Posted By ssmdive
Poster on here.... A tail number search shows...

Poster on here.... A tail number search shows him. Seemed like a nice fellow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By ssmdive
A single data point. I have a Setrab 50-113-7612...

A single data point. I have a Setrab 50-113-7612 as a second cooler in my Pitts and it has been no problem after my 180 hours of acro and 900TTSMO.

I am replacing it only because my engine made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,738
Posted By ssmdive
Add a second wing.....:D

Add a second wing.....:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By ssmdive
I will be there, but without an airplane. My...

I will be there, but without an airplane. My engine blew up two weeks ago, had to dead stick.

Happened at the top of a loop... So no $h!t, there I was inverted.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By ssmdive
Honestly, I hate long XC's in a VFR only plane....

Honestly, I hate long XC's in a VFR only plane. If I have the ability to fly IFR, then I will often fly VFR, but happy I have the ability if needed. In my Pitts, I have no IFR ability so a long XC is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By ssmdive
If your friend is Alain... Just go fly with him....

If your friend is Alain... Just go fly with him. If he can fly a Giles, he can fly an RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By ssmdive
I have not flown a sequence since the last...

I have not flown a sequence since the last Sebring... Had some minor engine work and had to baby it a bit. Then Irma.

So, I hope to get to fly this weekend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By ssmdive
Less than a month out! Make sure to call the...

Less than a month out! Make sure to call the hotel and make your reservations. Chåteau Élan Hotel & Conference Center
Phone: (863) 655-6252

As of right now, we are not planning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By ssmdive
I did have the dates wrong... My bad... Practice...

I did have the dates wrong... My bad... Practice 10/28 to 11/1 contest 11/2 to 11/4

As for the RV being better than the Pitts. I would never make that claim... here. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By ssmdive
We can try to have a glider category... But this...

We can try to have a glider category... But this means you are not at the nationals?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By ssmdive
Sebring, FL Aerobatic Contest: Thu, May 2nd, through Sat, May 4th.

To misquote Mark Twain: "The reports of the Sebring Contest being canceled have been greatly exaggerated" - To the point of just not being true at all.


Some people have contacted chapter leadership...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,056
Posted By ssmdive
I never said anything like that... That is all...

I never said anything like that... That is all about you.

I tell the bankers what I am doing is none of their business and to go ahead and file an SAR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,056
Posted By ssmdive
And if you can show you are going to "X" to maybe...

And if you can show you are going to "X" to maybe buy "Y" it is a non-issue. The police get suspicious when a 20 year old guy driving a 1973 POS with gang tats happens to have 40K dollars in a duffel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,056
Posted By ssmdive
I had a buddy buy a house out from under me. I...

I had a buddy buy a house out from under me. I made a deal with a guy and told him I was out of town for the next two weeks for work, but my wife had already secured financing and I emailed him a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By ssmdive
Put your plane in a hangar in FL... If you have...

Put your plane in a hangar in FL... If you have to drive an hour and a half to get to it... That is better than it sitting in the sun all day, having birds **** on it, having salt air hitting it, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,672
Posted By ssmdive
I'd tell you to contact Airglades airport...

I'd tell you to contact Airglades airport (2IS).... But the new management has been skipping people on the "wait list".

I drive 1.3 hours to get to my plane. But it was worth it because the airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By ssmdive
Inverted fuel and oil is nice, but not needed for...

Inverted fuel and oil is nice, but not needed for Sportsman. Primary I competed with a 7ECA, 115HP and no inverted fuel or oil. My normal Sportsman flight was +5/-2 and the -2 was only for less than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By ssmdive
That is because that ******* moved up to...

That is because that ******* moved up to Intermediate! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By ssmdive
So you RV guys get scared?

ONE guy with an RV showed up.... ONE! Kudos to Jerry for being the lone representative for RV's!

I understand your acro plane is not good for XC flying. I mean a 200MPH plane with only 3.5 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Posted By ssmdive
This was your only 'mistake'. You should of found...

This was your only 'mistake'. You should of found an IAC chapter and then you would have had this experience sooner:



Welcome, now drag a friend in!

Edit:
Oh and that little star next to your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,598
Posted By ssmdive
You have any pics of the Sportsman finals? I have...

You have any pics of the Sportsman finals? I have people asking and the FB page has not posted any scores.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,989
Posted By ssmdive
I would be careful doing acro without a G meter....

I would be careful doing acro without a G meter. I regularly pull +6G/-3 in my Pitts and can tell about when I get those numbers.... But the first time I looped an RV6 the G load increased MUCH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,348
Posted By ssmdive
1. Reduce your starting oil level by .5 qts and...

1. Reduce your starting oil level by .5 qts and see. I only fly with 6 qts when doing acro.

2. Route your breather line INTO your exhaust. Instead of having a breather line running all the way to...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-07-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,695
Posted By ssmdive
2IS..................

2IS..................
Forum: Florida (South) 01-05-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,695
Posted By ssmdive
It should not be confusing, I do it. PMP sent me...

It should not be confusing, I do it.

PMP sent me a brochure about some new hangars they were building. For 1,000/month. Fuel is 4.40-5.10. There is a tower. Have to fly out over the water to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By ssmdive
Also this is a good piece on the choices of the...

Also this is a good piece on the choices of the major brands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wV81Iu5mYA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,531
Posted By ssmdive
Set up for all the spins was the same. Power to...

Set up for all the spins was the same. Power to idle, add elevator till it breaks, full rudder and then full elevator, neutral ailerons.

You could do number of spins, but then you have to count...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By ssmdive
I found this interesting even if it is a bit old...

I found this interesting even if it is a bit old now

http://www.dropzone.com/news/Gear/Best_Action_Camera_2014_-_Ultimate_POV_Camera_Shootout_1027.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,642
Posted By ssmdive
We had three FAA guys show up at a skydiving...

We had three FAA guys show up at a skydiving center (dropzone). After they dealt with the DZ, they started ramp checking everything that moved and in one case "grounded" a plane because they said the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,531
Posted By ssmdive
I did a test after Suderman's first spin...

I did a test after Suderman's first spin video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG-mlDhRt_A&t=16s

What I found was that Begg's recovered faster. My theory is that it just has fewer steps.

PARE
1....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,038
Posted By ssmdive
Only in a 6. I have done everything but snaps and...

Only in a 6. I have done everything but snaps and slides in the 6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,038
Posted By ssmdive
Spins are one of the few maneuvers that will not...

Spins are one of the few maneuvers that will not over G or overspeed an airplane.
The recovery or hitting the ground can damage a plane from a spin that is allowed to spin, but the spin itself is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,531
Posted By ssmdive
Aw come on.... A little acro never hurt anyone....

Aw come on.... A little acro never hurt anyone. All the cool kids are doing it, you don't want them to think you are square! It only hurts the first time! It's not addictive.

As for being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,531
Posted By ssmdive
Bill, are you being serious about snaps hurting...

Bill, are you being serious about snaps hurting your plane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,608
Posted By ssmdive
I think the market would be for a high wing...

I think the market would be for a high wing 'supercub' type plane with the support and quality from Vans.

Something that could take floats.

I'd like to see a serious acro mount, but I'd bet there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,014
Posted By ssmdive
http://11hc.44rf.com/manuals/engine-prop/lycoming/...

http://11hc.44rf.com/manuals/engine-prop/lycoming/lycoming---operator's_manual.pdf

I pretty much follow the manual. I have a wobble pump so it is slightly different but the same concept. I do the...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
Got it, you can't point to an FAR. Yet you did...

Got it, you can't point to an FAR.


Yet you did on the first exchange between us....
End of message.
Forum: Safety 11-16-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
All true. But when someone makes a claim, they...

All true. But when someone makes a claim, they should be able to back it up with a source and when we are talking aviation THE source is the FARs.

As for the bigger type.... When copy pasting from...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
I have cited the FARs, you cited something that...

I have cited the FARs, you cited something that does not actually back your position.

For example, your "definition" of final.... Is only applicable to when you are flying in a pattern. And it says...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
91.113(g) gives straight in pilots the right of...

91.113(g) gives straight in pilots the right of way:
"Landing. Aircraft, while on final approach to land or while landing, have the right-of-way over other aircraft in flight or operating on the...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
<Slow golf clap>

<Slow golf clap>
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
I was at a calm wind airport. Making radio calls....

I was at a calm wind airport. Making radio calls. Doing to proper pattern. Still almost died in a collision on the runway.

I was flying my Pitts on a 13/31 runway in calm winds. I was doing pattern...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,148
Posted By ssmdive
You are missing § 91.113 (g): Landing. Aircraft,...

You are missing § 91.113 (g):
Landing. Aircraft, while on final approach to land or while landing, have the right-of-way over other aircraft in flight or operating on the surface, except that they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,821
Posted By ssmdive
Try adding power to stop the spin. Increases flow...

Try adding power to stop the spin. Increases flow and power available to the rudder. A competition spin stop for me in the Pitts is:
1. Full opposite rudder 1/4 before I want to stop
2. Pitch to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,858
Posted By ssmdive
I am a member of the AOPA by choice. I think they...

I am a member of the AOPA by choice. I think they have the power to get things done.

I am a member if the EAA because I HAVE to be to be in the IAC. I dislike the EAA and would drop it in a second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,508
Posted By ssmdive
Speaking for IAC23 (I am on the BOD): Thanks for...

Speaking for IAC23 (I am on the BOD): Thanks for showing up! Without folks like you, it is just a bunch of people we know handing medals to each other and hearing the same old tired stories! We NEED...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Sticky: SCAMMED!
Views: 48,443
Posted By ssmdive
Out him.... If he has done this to you, he might...

Out him.... If he has done this to you, he might try again. The non-cynical part of me would say there might be an honest reason he has gone silent, maybe he had a car accident or other family...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,038
Posted By ssmdive
Imagine if Bill had a real aerobatic plane...... ...

Imagine if Bill had a real aerobatic plane...... 😈

Congrats guys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,718
Posted By ssmdive
Not as experienced as Eric, and he gave me a bit...

Not as experienced as Eric, and he gave me a bit of an email block of instruction before I got my Pitts.

That being said, I had an epiphany just last weekend. Look, I am not going to lie to you and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,269
Posted By ssmdive
Your results may vary, but Pledge has worked well...

Your results may vary, but Pledge has worked well for me in the past.

I use new Tshirts as rags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By ssmdive
Put the case backing that has holes in it on. As...

Put the case backing that has holes in it on. As long as it is not raining or the back of the case is not facing the wind it will allow moisture to be pulled away instead of building up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By ssmdive
From the FAA: "a fixed-pitch propeller ...

From the FAA: "a fixed-pitch propeller achieves the best efficiency only at a given combination of airspeed and rpm, the pitch setting is ideal for neither cruise nor climb. Thus, the ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,236
Posted By ssmdive
I have the old basic plan. And I see no reason to...

I have the old basic plan. And I see no reason to upgrade. I am now looking at Wing X pro for the future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,457
Posted By ssmdive
Cool your jets, Ace. It is pretty clear you are...

Cool your jets, Ace. It is pretty clear you are pissed, but don't take your anger and allow yourself to misread a comment, because that is clearly what you have done here.

I'll break it down for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,457
Posted By ssmdive
Following this. I would not hire anyone that said...

Following this. I would not hire anyone that said I owed them 40% (or any %) of the reduction in price based on his/her inspection. But waiting on the guy to give his say before I crucify him.

I...
Forum: Safety 08-22-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,881
Posted By ssmdive
I plan on testing them. I am just in the "get...

I plan on testing them. I am just in the "get educated from others mistakes first" phase. If someone has tried Beggs and it didn't work (It does not work in all planes) then I can know that going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By ssmdive
Big difference between worn new tires and...

Big difference between worn new tires and re-treads. Seeing all the thrown re-treads by trucks on the roads, I just buy new tires.

I can't imagine a cost savings so high that re-treads are worth...
Forum: Safety 08-22-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,881
Posted By ssmdive
In my Pitts, I did PARE 1. Power - off 2....

In my Pitts, I did PARE

1. Power - off
2. Ailerons - Neutral
3. Rudder - Opposite the Yaw
4. Elevator - Fwd (or back if inverted)

Beggs Muller
1. Power - Off
2. Let go of the stick
Forum: Safety 08-22-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,881
Posted By ssmdive
I did not know of that document... I'll DL and...

I did not know of that document... I'll DL and read it, thanks.



Didn't build, so I'll also look for this doc and read it.



"Stomp" to me means "full application". Partial application can...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,881
Posted By ssmdive
RV-6 Spins... Yeah this again.

So I am now flying an RV6 around. I have lots of practice spinning my sold Citabria (vanilla upright, L&R) and spinning my Pitts S1S (all modes)....
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