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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By zilik
I think my wife would say the same thing. I never...

I think my wife would say the same thing. I never get through asking if she wants to fly to ????, the answer is always yes. She has slept on many an FBO floors since our first flight.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-19-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By zilik
Oh My Gosh! There is seldom a month that goes bye...

Oh My Gosh! There is seldom a month that goes bye without me thinking about Von. We never met personally but conversed via email and the forums on a regular basis. When he died, part of myself died...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-14-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By zilik
John, give me a call Seven Two Zero Two Eight...

John,

give me a call Seven Two Zero Two Eight Zero One Six Four One.

We're flying in for a IDPA Match down near Holiday. The Double Tap Ranch to be exact. We will stay at the Holiday Inn Express...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-10-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By zilik
I plan on giving Enterprise and the FBO a call...

I plan on giving Enterprise and the FBO a call tomorrow. Been flying and shooting all day today.
Forum: Texas (North) 04-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By zilik
F14 - Wichita Valley Airport

We're heading to Wichita at the end of the month. April 27th to be exact. We have a hotel room but need a car to get around till we leave on the 29th.

Anyone have any suggestions on getting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By zilik
Why? please educate us why?

Why? please educate us why?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,888
Posted By zilik
I saw this when I was building 20 years ago so I...

I saw this when I was building 20 years ago so I started lightly countersinking my dimples. Problem solved and the plane is still flying. While it adds to the work involved the rivets seat nicely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,305
Posted By zilik
The difference between building a -7 vs a 3 is...

The difference between building a -7 vs a 3 is like the difference in to going to Chili's for dinner or catching a rabbit and eating it raw. There is no comparison.

Van's is not killing support,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By zilik
As i read to OP's post all I could think about...

As i read to OP's post all I could think about was; What about the cam? Chrome don't rust but cams love to rust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,340
Posted By zilik
Scott, I don't recall ever sending Van a report...

Scott,

I don't recall ever sending Van a report of a first flight. It was reported in Sport Aviation but did you get them all.

Is there a database where we can check if a first flight has been...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,308
Posted By zilik
Scott, She's beautiful!

Scott,

She's beautiful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,796
Posted By zilik
Many W&B are a farce. There was a builder on our...

Many W&B are a farce. There was a builder on our field that wanted a copy of our POH so he could write his own. Needless to say his weighed exactly the same as mine. go figure.
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By zilik
Years ago I gave up on my LS starter after nearly...

Years ago I gave up on my LS starter after nearly leaving me stranded with a approaching tornado. I replace it with a B&C and never looked back. The B&C has never let me down.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By zilik
We did a extremely dirty fuselage QB years ago...

We did a extremely dirty fuselage QB years ago (15?) with a pressure washer. This thing had sat outside for a year and was grungy. After baking in the sun for a few days upside down we scuffed up the...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,734
Posted By zilik
Wow! This is really cool!

Wow! This is really cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,796
Posted By zilik
An actual W&B every once in a while is not hard...

An actual W&B every once in a while is not hard to do. Most of us have access to scales through our EAA Chapter.

While the W&B may have not been kept up to date a current one should be done during...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By zilik
Many moons ago I used to run Autolite 386's with...

Many moons ago I used to run Autolite 386's with my electronic ignition. Then one day I was flying along minding my own business when a fellow RV was sighted. I pushed the throttle open and was in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,303
Posted By zilik
Way cool Jeff! The video was awesome.

Way cool Jeff! The video was awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By zilik
I keep 3 in stock just a a precaution and have...

I keep 3 in stock just a a precaution and have sold a few to local friends. Many moons ago I found a dozen on E-bay for $5/filter. I could not resist and ordered them. Part number is E-3450 BTW....
Forum: Canada 08-23-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By zilik
And here I thought your were referring the the BC...

And here I thought your were referring the the BC Squadron. Bwahahaha.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By zilik
I ordered new cones and cups from Summit...

I ordered new cones and cups from Summit Racing.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tmk-08125
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tmk-08231
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By zilik
I guess FREE is the operative word here. You can...

I guess FREE is the operative word here. You can get instruction all day long in an RV, specially if it is yours, without breaking any FAA regs. You just can't rent an RV, like a you would a Cessna,...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,998
Posted By zilik
Depending on weather I plan on arriving on...

Depending on weather I plan on arriving on Saturday. I'll be alone this year as the wife and I had a miscommunication about dates and she booked clients for the week. I just counted N99PZ's mugs and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By zilik
That's what I did. 2.25", no more, no less.

That's what I did. 2.25", no more, no less.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,422
Posted By zilik
G5 no longer a paper weight

I am glad to report my G5 is now rock solid through all basic aerobatic maneuvers.

The software upgrade to 3.20 worked.

I am now a happy flyer.

Garmin support was very good.

My impressions today...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-14-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,931
Posted By zilik
An old post but the date is soon approaching. Us...

An old post but the date is soon approaching.

Us in the Denver area are planning to fly to Alliance, NE KAIA on the the morning of the 21st.

Heartland Aviation 303-762-5311 is taking reservations...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-06-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By zilik
Jay, Iim betting you could get some printed just...

Jay,

Iim betting you could get some printed just from the graphic DR posted.
Forum: Safety 06-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By zilik
Inflate the nose tire to 50psi. Anything lower...

Inflate the nose tire to 50psi. Anything lower and you're asking for trouble.
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By zilik
I wonder how many of the new members know what...

I wonder how many of the new members know what the BC Squadron is?


[ed. A hint....;^) dr]
http://www.vansairforce.net/________delete001/VAF_72%20Jun.%2005%2018.51.jpg

d.r; All these years and I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,692
Posted By zilik
Ditto! Never left me with a dead battery

Ditto! Never left me with a dead battery
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,050
Posted By zilik
In my humble opinion is that an IO-375 would only...

In my humble opinion is that an IO-375 would only be happy with a constant speed prop.

Why install a performance engine and derate it with a fixed pitch prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,373
Posted By zilik
My experience only. The hardest landings I have...

My experience only. The hardest landings I have to make are when the wind is straight down the runway and gusting 30+. I hate that. Two things flaps do. 1. increase lift. 2 increase drag. The gusts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,373
Posted By zilik
Flaps have ZERO influence on nose wheel shimmy....

Flaps have ZERO influence on nose wheel shimmy. Touchdown speed when you let the nose wheel down does.

I land full flaps 98.736% of the time in my 6A. The only time I land flapless is in very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By zilik
You answered your own question. With one mag off...

You answered your own question. With one mag off the combustion is less efficient allowing the still burning mixture out the exhaust. This is perfectly normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By zilik
I would also suggest using aluminum tube for the...

I would also suggest using aluminum tube for the fuel lines. They will never wear out, are cheaper and much lighter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By zilik
So you want to complicate the fuel system by...

So you want to complicate the fuel system by adding two gascolators, one in each wing root. I must ask why?

The tank drains are lower than the fuel pickups on the ground and in level flight. If no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 43,440
Posted By zilik
On all the trips I have been on we have all flown...

On all the trips I have been on we have all flown VFR except for the Cayman Islands where a IFR flight was required over Cuba.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,422
Posted By zilik
Armed with my macbook I headed to the airport. I...

Armed with my macbook I headed to the airport. I updated the software and went for a flight. Loops, rolls, climbs, descents and stalls and the G5 performed flawlessly. Time to land and call it good....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,422
Posted By zilik
You funny Dye. I'm off to Staples for the...

You funny Dye. I'm off to Staples for the required Micro-SD card for a software upgrade.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,422
Posted By zilik
G5 attitude indicator has a mind of its own.

I recently installed a G5 in my aging panel to replace a failing vacuum AI. The G5 was an easy choice as a G3X upgrade is in the future.

Installation was straight forward and easy as was the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,685
Posted By zilik
I have to agree with Paul. In an auto engine I...

I have to agree with Paul. In an auto engine I would not worry about it but and airplane, no way I would leave it in the sump. My bet is that it is in the accessory section.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,082
Posted By zilik
Now why did I not think of that location? The...

Now why did I not think of that location? The only drawback I see is making sure that it has not been bumped in flight and is ON while landing.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 43,440
Posted By zilik
JimmyB, This sort of reminds me of out first trip...

JimmyB, This sort of reminds me of out first trip to Pittstown Point. 1000' AWL and raining.


http://i64.tinypic.com/hsov40.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,059
Posted By zilik
We lived like paupers as there was no other way...

We lived like paupers as there was no other way to do it. Our priority was not to pay for the airplane but to get out of debt. I worked overseas in the armpits of the world and we had our house paid...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,167
Posted By zilik
What I derive from this discussion is that over...

What I derive from this discussion is that over voltage protection is a must in any system.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By zilik
I don't smoke, but if I did I would smoke your...

I don't smoke, but if I did I would smoke your way.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,550
Posted By zilik
Pitot tube for the Venturi

Pitot tube for the Venturi
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,088
Posted By zilik
Did the nose gear failure happen about a month...

Did the nose gear failure happen about a month ago at KFTG?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,454
Posted By zilik
An old thread reopened. The max pressure of the...

An old thread reopened.

The max pressure of the tire is stamped on the sidewalls.

I run all three tires on my 6A at 50 psi.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-26-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,481
Posted By zilik
Our fathers play a great role in our lives. Mine...

Our fathers play a great role in our lives. Mine too loved airplanes and we started off with U-control and then into radio control and then the real thing. I learned to fly in my fathers plane.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,109
Posted By zilik
Darn, I first though there is now way this could...

Darn, I first though there is now way this could crack but after looking at the rest of the pictures I agree it looks like the weld is cracked. Time to call Vans on Tuesday. Gonna check mine too!
Forum: Midwest 12-22-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,192
Posted By zilik
We have many RV's based out of KFTG....

We have many RV's based out of KFTG.

https://www.facebook.com/RVBuildersFlyersofColorado/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,634
Posted By zilik
I've been swinging the tail around on my 6A since...

I've been swinging the tail around on my 6A since new. I sit on the main spar and swing it where it needs to go, sometimes while going backwards. I cannot imagine that doing this puts more force on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 121,809
Posted By zilik
Vlad, Any brand, anytime. You are always welcome...

Vlad,

Any brand, anytime. You are always welcome at my house for a free beer or two, or .....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,310
Posted By zilik
If you fly you get flats. 3 years seems a long...

If you fly you get flats. 3 years seems a long time to have a tube in service, or a tire. I do enough landings and taxi that I have to change tires/tubes about every 1.5 years. Even though I grimace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,730
Posted By zilik
Thanks Dan. I recycled my cup when they ran out.

Thanks Dan. I recycled my cup when they ran out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,669
Posted By zilik
Sweet! We'll be there next year too.

Sweet! We'll be there next year too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,008
Posted By zilik
Thanks for your help. This was the 14 year our 6A...

Thanks for your help. This was the 14 year our 6A has flown to KOSH. Great job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,575
Posted By zilik
Electronic ignition. Turns out a wire broke but...

Electronic ignition. Turns out a wire broke but it took an overnight to fix it. Nothing else has left me stranded. Yes I have had flat tires but I carry tubes, patches and CO2 so I don't consider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,475
Posted By zilik
We're leaving tomorrow, which just happens to be...

We're leaving tomorrow, which just happens to be Saturday. We'll watch for your arrival. Tuppergal will text us when you're near.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,884
Posted By zilik
I'll bet if you can haul it there will be room.

I'll bet if you can haul it there will be room.
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,459
Posted By zilik
I agree. Boelube on all screws going in to nut...

I agree. Boelube on all screws going in to nut plates. Please don't tap them as others have suggested.
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