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Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,520
Posted By fodrv7
Flight Briefing for RV Drivers.

I just have had a request for my RV Flight Briefing which I posted on this thread about eight years ago.
To save any interested RV Drivers from reading back so far, I renew my offer to email the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 427,450
Posted By fodrv7
Right-side UP Downunder

John,
The great pic of you and Mt Hood prompted me to re-post mine.
Unlike yours, being Downunder, my head is pointing 'UP' in the USA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
How Apollo Flew to the Moon.

Best book on Apollo from a 'pilot's' perspective that I have read.

I'm not sure how I found this book, whether it was on this post or if I just stumbled across it on Amazon.
It is by far the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
The complete booklist

I have updated my Word.doc booklist of the titles mentioned on this post, sorted by both Author & Title.

Anyone who wishes to have a copy should email me.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Eight Hours to Solo

Available at Amazon . . . for a price.
Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Might have been "Wide-Body: The Triumph of the...

Might have been "Wide-Body: The Triumph of the 747" by Clive Irving.
I to read it years ago and recently obtained a copy for my Son, from Amazon.
It's still available there.
Pete
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,520
Posted By fodrv7
Landing an RV8 or RV7 taildragger.

I have written a brief on landing the RV8.
It's too big to fit.
Here is the first part.

Pete.
Landing an RV8, or RV7 taildragger
There is some good advice in this ‘Thread’ regarding C of G and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Four WWII fighter Pilot stories.

Thanks, Bob. I enjoyed it, but it must be very special to you.

Meanwhile, what I have been reading lately,

By coincidence, not by deliberate selection, I have just read four books in a row about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Kelly Stuff

Bob,
'Skunk Works' is brilliant.
'More than my share of it' has just arrived, but I am still in the midst of "Nimitz". You know I am an Aussie, not an anAmerican, but if I was, Nimitz would make me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,600
Posted By fodrv7
Stick with it.

If it works for you, stick with it.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,600
Posted By fodrv7
Easy Leg fairing align procedure.

It is a few years since I posted my "Leg Fairing Align procedure" and there must be quite a few new builders who have not stumbled on the post, so I thought it would help if I reposted it.

Here's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Unbroken & Lost in Shangri-La

Thanks Bob, ordered "Unbroken" and the Amazon recommended "Lost in Shangri-La".

Will report further.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By fodrv7
Brilliant Time saving measurement tools.

Having finished my RV7, I am in the process of converting my workshop from metal to wood (sacrilege, I hear you cry) in order to build a Herreshoff 1910 design H12 1/2 Sailboat.
In the preparation I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Perceptive.

Bob,
You are obviously more perceptive the I. I do not remember picking that when reading it, though it is 3 years since I read it. Maybe it's my rough, indiscriminate Australian approach.

I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Excellent book. Well written. He takes you right...

Excellent book.
Well written. He takes you right into the cockpit of this huge fighter.
More like a single engined, single seat DC7.
Amazing the punishment it took and still flew.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Poll: MPH or KTS?
Views: 12,809
Posted By fodrv7
Wrong again

Here I am, wrong again.
In that case I'll go for KiloCarrots.
At least they're metric.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 80
Poll: MPH or KTS?
Views: 12,809
Posted By fodrv7
Your debate.

Absolutely.
Every country that accepts the SI did so of free choice and equally, I respect the sovereign right of the USA not to accept them.
Why on earth would I want to make you? It's your ASI.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 80
Poll: MPH or KTS?
Views: 12,809
Posted By fodrv7
Non debate.

This is all a non debate,
The only debate is whether to conform to Standards or not.
Three nations have not officially adopted the International System of Units as their primary or sole system of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 929,779
Posted By fodrv7
Excellent

Excellent colour scheme.
Can't wait to see the end result.

Pete
Forum: Safety 08-25-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,416
Posted By fodrv7
GPS is nice to have. Preparation is need to have.

Years ago I took of from a South Pacific tropical island (which topped out at 8,000') and flew into impenetrable tropical rain and lost all visibility but down. Under the pressure I had trouble...
Forum: Safety 08-24-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,416
Posted By fodrv7
300' in the Southern Hemisphere.

Well done Phil. Kept your cool.



I have used Carlos's Dad's rule for for over thirty years and it has saved me embarrassment when the destination Wet and Dry bulb temps were close a few times, by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-15-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,033
Posted By fodrv7
Musical licence

Minor disaster more like.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,033
Posted By fodrv7
Induced drag and windshear.

There are some excellent posts here with great descriptions on how to land an RV in a short field.
However, a couple of factors have not been mentioned.
Short wing/induced drag and windshear.
Induced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,374
Posted By fodrv7
Airspeed error.

I'm not sure flying to the numbers (ie. 65Kt.) is what you ought to be doing here.
You will notice that if you quickly release the rudder whilst in a side-slip there will be a marked change in IAS,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
As I do not check VAF every day, requests for the...

As I do not check VAF every day, requests for the Aviation Book List should be sent to;
nematode@internode.on.net

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Vulcan 607

Bob,
Thanks for putting me on to "Vulcan 607".
What an extraordinary book.
What an extraordinary feat.

Our British cousins at there best.

Pete.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By fodrv7
NZ

It could be New Zealand.

Aussie Pete.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By fodrv7
What it isn't.

It isn't Australia.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,442
Posted By fodrv7
Wax & Grease remover

I still have some Wax & Grease remover left over from what I bought to prep for paint work. Bought a 20 litre drum.

Works wonders for getting the oil of the belly, rolling along on a trolly, rag in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,591
Posted By fodrv7
First Flight; while you were sleeping

While most RVers where sleeping, Jon Clements' RV7 made it's first flight Down Under, from Little River, Victoria Australia.

Congratulations Jon,
Beautiful aircraft. It flies straight and true and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 929,779
Posted By fodrv7
Dead Straight

Congratulations Jon,
Beautiful aircraft. I flies straight and true and proved to be faultless;
Well, except for the wrenched woman screaming "ANGLE, ANGLE" every time I reduced below 75kts.

Thank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Bob, 'tis done. That makes two with almost the...

Bob,
'tis done.
That makes two with almost the same title. I recommended THE Fighter Pilots, by Edward Sims. A comparison of the USAF, RAF and Luftwaffe in WWII, with chapters by the top aces...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
All the books.

To save looking through the whole post here is a list of most of the books.
Apologies DR if this is a bit long.

Pete.

100 Missions North Ken Ball
A Gift of Wings Richard Bach.
A Good Clean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,675
Posted By fodrv7
Ring Vans

Vlad,
I don't know why I didm't think of it 4 years ago when I was trying to find the address.

Ring Vans!
They must be in daily contact with them.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Designed for a job.

As you say, those two books cover all the marks of Spits and what they were capable of. They had their limits, which of course was largely determined by the fact that they were designed as short...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 651,370
Posted By fodrv7
Best 8 Panel I've seen.

Don,
Congratulations on your panel. The best 8 I've seen.
Beautifully clean, elegantly simple and functional in layout.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,868
Posted By fodrv7
Modern computing power.

Amazing what you can do now.
When I worked at ARL (Aeronautical Research Laboratories) in Australia in the late 60s we had a DEC PDP10. It cost a zillion dollars, took up a huge room, but couldn't do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,394
Posted By fodrv7
Two Bottles

I am sure that is standard procedure in airliners, as promulgated in the manufacturers manual.
And it's great . . . if you have TWO(2) fire bottles.
If not (i.e. You only have one) I would wait...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Another Spitfire book

Pierre,
I have just re-read 'Sigh for a Merlin' (after 20 years) and so bought Geoffery Quills "Spitfire. A test Pilot's Story."
Quill did the Development and research testing as distinct from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,868
Posted By fodrv7
Me too!

Thanks Glenn.
Clears it up for me too.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,868
Posted By fodrv7
Spit Peas

Laminar is best. If you can maintain it
If you can't, a rough surface 'energising' the airflow is better, as it helps the airflow stay attached to the wing; as has already been pointed out.
Extensive...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,995
Posted By fodrv7
Fuel Flow Calibration

Harry,
I must say I'm impressed with your microprocessor skills.
However, I'm sure your Dynon will have the facility to scale the fuel flow after you have established the actual flow rate. GRT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By fodrv7
CX Builders

Hank,
A few Cathay pilots have built their RV empennages in Hong Kong and then shipped them to Australia where they complete the aircraft. Not enough room in a DB flat for that.

I have forwarded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 427,450
Posted By fodrv7
Camera is Contour HD

Go to http://www.vholdr.com/contourhd/helmetcam
Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 427,450
Posted By fodrv7
Fabulous Video

Sid,
Most impressive video.
But I'm more impressed with your flying.
Very neat rolls and I could not even pick the touchdown.

Well done.

Pete.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 928,391
Posted By fodrv7
Beautiful Panel

[QUOTE=bullojm1;381685]After just over 4 years working on the project, I finally have something suitable to post in this thread:

I must say, you have something BEAUTIFUL to post.

Superb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,205
Posted By fodrv7
Non Metric?

What?
Burma & Liberia?
i didn't know that.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,205
Posted By fodrv7
Metre not meter.

What a fabulous post.
Good bits of humour, lots of sarcasm and some seriously useful information. And so far no brawls; even though someone mention ‘taildraggers.’

Let me get my ‘units beef’ out of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,108
Posted By fodrv7
Where to put your feet.

As others have said, you soon get the hang of it.

The roll bar and the seat back certainly handle my 90kg frame. That is not an issue.

But the real clue I got for getting in a Taildragger tip-up (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,515
Posted By fodrv7
Classic Norton

[QUOTE=flybye;376290]For when I have more than one passenger.


What a fabulous classic.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,515
Posted By fodrv7
GS in Australia.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,515
Posted By fodrv7
GS in Aus.

Too long since I did this.
Try again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,436
Posted By fodrv7
Captain Speak

What is the point of rank if you don't abuse it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,436
Posted By fodrv7
Command

The great thing about moving to the left seat and becoming a captain in your airline . . . is that you get to fly with a better class of people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,436
Posted By fodrv7
Company Mission statement.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Pete
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By fodrv7
Ambiguous.

Or do I mean the Elevator Rear Spar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By fodrv7
Confusion.

Sorry Todd,
I assumed you had dimpled the Rear Elevator spar.
If it was the flap brace, disregard everything after 'Hello'.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,436
Posted By fodrv7
Which One?

Which one was this Bob.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,436
Posted By fodrv7
Wild Oscar

"Life's too important to be taken seriously."

Oscar Wilde.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By fodrv7
Order a new one.

I ordered a new spar, even though I live in Australia and had to wait a week for delivery.
I knew there would be more frustration in trying to recover the spar than wait for a replacement, and so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By fodrv7
Aerospace Books

Bob,
I too loved Kranz book. Top of my list.
I became so fascinated with how Apollo was conceived and engineered, I have since bought and read a stack of books on Apollo. As an outsider from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,615
Posted By fodrv7
Richard, I doubt that the Tailplane incidence has...

Richard,
I doubt that the Tailplane incidence has any effect on your TAS.

When I set my tailplane incidence, I inserted the appropriate spacer (a 1/4" drill bit from memory.
The plans called for an...
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