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Forum: RV-10 06-28-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,866
Posted By java
Plexi

Use the access cover as a template to make one out of plexi. You can then set everything up, being able to see in the tank with the sender installed. You can also drill a big hole in the plexi to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-04-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,297
Posted By java
Condolences

Hi Ross,

I wanted to pass on my deepest condolences on your loss. Your Dad sounds like he was a special guy.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,392
Posted By java
I can confirm that the smoke from the Okanagan...

I can confirm that the smoke from the Okanagan fires has decided to take up residence over Calgary. Quick check of CYBW yesterday had it IFR with 1sm vis, and the sun was blood red all day. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By java
Lunch stops

Springbank and Red Deer both have restaurants at the airport, which helps eliminate ground transport needs if you're going to stop in Alberta.

Lac du Bonnet in Manitoba allows plane-side tenting if...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,080
Posted By java
Insurance - Canada

Just a heads up FYI. Insurance is coming due, so I got quotes from both EAA's C-PLAN (current insurer) and COPA's Gold program. C-PLAN quoted the same amount as last year. COPA came in 20% less,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,514
Posted By java
This has been my experience. Will more or less...

This has been my experience. Will more or less hold the charge on my mini with screen on bright and gps active, but don't expect it to charge.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,175
Posted By java
Higher ok

I have mine in the same location as Penguin's. More because that is how they were plumbed when I bought the plane flying and didn't want to re-route when I re-did the panel.

Higher works fine. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,479
Posted By java
Aviator's Checklist

I have been using Aviator's Checklist by Satori Productions. It is fully customizable, and allows you to pick and choose at what point of flight you want to run through. It also has specific...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,083
Posted By java
My take...

Went through this with my 6 a couple years ago. Weight depends on what you're starting with and what you add. I had a very basic steam panel with no vacuum. I put in a dual screen, back up battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,418
Posted By java
Fast Bob is running a "Super Six" or "Rocket Six"...

Fast Bob is running a "Super Six" or "Rocket Six" with a six banger up front. The airframe has also been modified to handle the extra power / speed.

Here is an old thread with some of the...
Forum: Northwest 09-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By java
Report back

Thanks all for the advice, and thought I'd report back for posterity...

Ended up flying into Tri-Cities (Pasco) and parked at Bergstrom Aircraft. Good parking space (tiedown with chains). Nice...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,763
Posted By java
Welcome!

I'm in the bought camp too. RV-6 same as you. Just to ease your mind, the landings will get better, but be prepared to bounce them even then from time to time!

I've flown mine to Osh and several...
Forum: Northwest 09-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By java
Interesting. F/D good until Sept 18th lists it...

Interesting. F/D good until Sept 18th lists it as attended Mon-Fri with 100LL and Jet-A available. What's up with that?!?
Forum: Northwest 09-03-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By java
Tri-cities. Pasco or Vista Field?

Hi all,

Me and the brother in law are planning to fly down to Tri-cities in Washington this weekend to watch my nephew play in a WHL tournament. Wondering the better airport to park at for a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,697
Posted By java
482 Registered in Canada under the common name...

482 Registered in Canada under the common name "Van's", so about the same as Australia.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,993
Posted By java
Numbers...

I'm a numbers guy too, but more so $'s than BSFC #'s. I ran some calculations from a financial perspective.

Assumptions:
- $30k premium, all in, capital cost to outfit with diesel vs. Lyco
- 200...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By java
Surface

Look at the MS Surface. Light (not as light as an IPad), runs Windows, USB port, optional but very useable keyboard. Not sure about an ethernet port, but maybe an adapter can be had.

I am using a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,132
Posted By java
I've heard this often, but it misses one...

I've heard this often, but it misses one important point. If I had unlimited time (and who does?) I could fly anywhere in the world in the slowest plane (fuel limited, of course) and enjoy it. With...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,844
Posted By java
On a related note, prior to my panel upgrade I...

On a related note, prior to my panel upgrade I had an analog CHT gauge with a four way switch, reading from spark plug ring sensors. CHT's would get to about 400 but not above, even climbing at Vx...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,264
Posted By java
Welcome!

Welcome to VAF Jordi!

It is hard to tell much about the quality of the build, condition of the engine, etc. from the pictures and website, language issues or not. Barry's offer to inspect it for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,528
Posted By java
Nice!

Having been a long time member of VAF (mostly lurking, but consistently), I have followed your journey for years. I have to say, that through it all and with all of the financial and health...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,811
Posted By java
Fantastic!

Great write up, and a good lesson that even with 20k+ hours and extensive planning, there is always something to learn... some way to be more prepared.

Your 6 is beautiful. Congratulations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,149
Posted By java
I fly a fair amount in the mountains, though...

I fly a fair amount in the mountains, though north of your planned path so I don't have any insight on desirable routes. Some good tips already that I'll echo and add a few more...

Winds that are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,222
Posted By java
I hear you Gerry. Just checked and it's warmed...

I hear you Gerry. Just checked and it's warmed up to -26C (-15F) here right now.

My general rule is that I stop flying around -10C. Before that, it's some of the best flying out there. Plane...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,246
Posted By java
6'1" here. I use the aft most hinge for the seat...

6'1" here. I use the aft most hinge for the seat back bottom. I have the right side set in the middle for my GF who is around 5'7". I long ago removed the upper seat back hinge attachment on both...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By java
Hi Alan. Welcome to VAF. My purchased RV-6 has...

Hi Alan. Welcome to VAF.

My purchased RV-6 has the exact same setup. It was built by an A&P in Colorado. I don't think I'd do it if I were building, but I'm not worried enough about it to change...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-04-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,501
Posted By java
Oddly, I used to slip regularly (loved it in the...

Oddly, I used to slip regularly (loved it in the SuperCub, which came down like an elevator with full flaps and in a slip). In my CS 6 I almost never need to. Never even thought about it until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By java
Yes. Not good on low wing aircraft, because you...

Yes. Not good on low wing aircraft, because you have to suck the fuel uphill. If you are selected on both, and one fuel pickup is sucking air, you won't get any fuel out of the full tank.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,171
Posted By java
How well does it coast down a hill? :o

How well does it coast down a hill? :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 52,669
Posted By java
Chiming in...

Another long time follower who you don't know...

Inspiration, admiration, envy, appreciation, empathy, concern, sadness, laughter, elation... just a few of the feelings you've given with your posts....
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,484
Posted By java
Welcome to the wonderful world of RV's! A coupla...

Welcome to the wonderful world of RV's!

A coupla points that may shed some light. First, RV's aren't "certified" at any gross weight, since they are not certified aircraft. Minor grammar point,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,400
Posted By java
VFR flying

Gotta post for us VFR pilots, with no plans to take our VFR suited RV's into IMC.

I have dual screen G3X's. One AHRS. One pitot (unheated). One magnetometer. One transponder. Two comms...
Forum: COMM 09-03-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,017
Posted By java
Lucky?

Maybe I'm lucky, but VOX works so well I have no idea why anyone would want ptt on the intercom. Loud cockpit for sure, but intercoms/audio panels are so good these days, I just don't see this as a...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,488
Posted By java
Just to share an experience for others... This...

Just to share an experience for others...

This would be a good thing to have rather than leaving the valve cap off. I used to do this, and eventually enough grit and grime got into the valve that...
Forum: GPS 09-02-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,714
Posted By java
Lots of good suggestions. In response to some of...

Lots of good suggestions. In response to some of them...

I mentioned I didn't want to run the 30 pin connector through apples adapter. I guess I was thinking I'm fine with the small dongle hanging...
Forum: GPS 08-31-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,714
Posted By java
Bad Elf... any intel?

I have a wifi only iPad. Did some recon at Osh. Like the Bad Elf GPS unit that plugs into the iPad. Recently signed up for Foreflight now that they have Canadian charts (yay!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,691
Posted By java
+1 on this. It was my third kneeboard, trying to...

+1 on this. It was my third kneeboard, trying to find the right one. Compact... does what I need without all the extraneous bunk that makes for good marketing but is useless in real life. No...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-27-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By java
I'll try to explain my solution, but don't have a...

I'll try to explain my solution, but don't have a picture handy. If you're interested, let me know and I can probably get one this weekend.

RV6, tipup...

I took the tray and mounted the front,...
Forum: RV-4 08-20-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,526
Posted By java
Flew my 6 for over a year with no AP. Now 30...

Flew my 6 for over a year with no AP. Now 30 hours or so with Trutrak servos (2 axis in my case). With the AP off, I can't tell the difference. Never even thought about it until seeing this post....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By java
Latest headline, and SMU...

I read the latest headline, mostly written by Audrey. I have a couple things to say. Doug? Don't know if your kids read VAF, but this is directed to your daughter.

Hi Audrey. Congratulations and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By java
Virtually the same

I trained with Mike Seagar in Vans 7 and am now flying my 6. Bigger difference in the engine and prop than in the airframe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,776
Posted By java
Great product and stability and support, or...

Great product and stability and support, or friendly booth salesmen (or booth "babes" as evidenced by some). I don't disagree with the OP, but I know what I'd pick.

Question... how many times have...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,680
Posted By java
General comment on how I see things working at my...

General comment on how I see things working at my local controlled airport...

Typically, tower will say something like, "Zulu Oscar Kilo, you are number two for three six. Your traffic is a Cessna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,012
Posted By java
Slider canopies have a canopy rail along the top...

Slider canopies have a canopy rail along the top of the fuse it can't go through.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,250
Posted By java
I REALLY don't want this to turn into a tip up vs...

I REALLY don't want this to turn into a tip up vs slider debate. I do wonder if I were to unlatch my tip up before a water landing if it would both provide some short term protection while also tear...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,735
Posted By java
Fantastic! Regretting not making it. Awesome...

Fantastic! Regretting not making it. Awesome footage. Thanks for posting it.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,890
Posted By java
If its hard to run wire amongst all four screws,...

If its hard to run wire amongst all four screws, you can effectively run two separate safety wires between two screws times two.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-12-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,257
Posted By java
Though I didn't do this for all switches in my...

Though I didn't do this for all switches in my recent panel rebuild, I did for all control cables. Should I need to pull the panel in the future, that will save me from feeding all the control...
Forum: Canada 08-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By java
Yes. No landing, nor any facilities at the small...

Yes. No landing, nor any facilities at the small grass strip. There is no place to land in the National Park. Ross has it right. Land at Springbank and then continue on wheels. Other...
Forum: COMM 08-12-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,073
Posted By java
Have both...

Have flown a few years with a Halo. Bought a Clarity Aloft at Osh this year, and have a dozen hours or so with them now.

Short answer... they are both good, and very similar. I prefer the CA's,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,746
Posted By java
That's a problem with tip-ups. I get smudge...

That's a problem with tip-ups. I get smudge prints on the inside of it when I reach out to point at something as if there was no canopy. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,012
Posted By java
BRS at Osh

Thanks for those pics Jack. I didn't see that 7-A at Osh.

What I DID see was BRS in their booth in one of the hangars, where they had a 7/9 fuselage (no wings, no empennage, no FWF, no gear) set up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,895
Posted By java
Great pics Bruce! I saw your plane, recognizing...

Great pics Bruce!

I saw your plane, recognizing it from VAF, while walking around HBC. I love it! The wood prop and the paint scheme is alluring.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,957
Posted By java
Piling on...

16 hours plus to Osh and back. Never wanted more brightness. Perfectly readable at all times. No "head cocking" or shading required. Visibility of the screens is not an issue with the G3X.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,734
Posted By java
Many of you guys are way to optimistic about what...

Many of you guys are way to optimistic about what may happen. We're reaching the limits of what can be done in the plane... next step up is integration with control. And that will take A LONG TIME....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By java
I hear you Paul, and that was my first thought as...

I hear you Paul, and that was my first thought as well. I'm just confused with the fact that after a minute or two it is instantly rock solid. I never lost an RPM reading in over 8 hours home from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By java
Tach sensor issue - G3X

I have an RV-6 with Garmin's G3X in the panel. My tach sensor is the type that screws into the vent hole on my mag (Bendix, in my case).

Recently, every time I start up cold, my tach reads zero. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,318
Posted By java
Yup

Yes, you have it right. Tailwheel is steerable, until the turn radius gets tight enough to slip the "plunger" out of its "slot", and then it freely casters.

Older Van's tailwheels did not have this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,216
Posted By java
O-360-A1A with Hartzell CS (non blended airfoil)....

O-360-A1A with Hartzell CS (non blended airfoil). Cruise at a typical 6500-9500ft is usually 23 squared (or WOT and what I can get for MP at altitude). 170kts +/- TAS @ ~8gph or 165kts +/- at...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
VGs
Views: 4,036
Posted By java
I have nothing to say about VG's, but I must say...

I have nothing to say about VG's, but I must say that you, sir, have my envy. That Waco is beautiful.

...and I see it is your first post. Welcome to VAF!
Forum: Safety 07-16-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,133
Posted By java
It's another tool. Doesn't warrant flying into...

It's another tool. Doesn't warrant flying into IMC if it isn't warranted (plane, conditions and pilot qualified for it), but it is a tool that will help.

Think of the other end. Vfr pilot into IMC...
Forum: Reviews 07-10-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,048
Posted By java
Coupla drops of Dawn in water in a spray bottle...

Coupla drops of Dawn in water in a spray bottle is my solution (oh the puns I didn't take advantage of). Biggest thing I've noticed is that if I do a quick clean after each flight, it is waaaaay...
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