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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By terrykohler
How About the Direction They’re Pointed When They Do Their Runup

On one of the runways at PTK, we have a fairly narrow pad, but can fit in 5-6 aircraft IF they pay attention. Love the guys who take the furthest position (that’s good) but then line up parallel to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By terrykohler
Thoughts on SV and autopilots

On SV, I might not be the best guy to ask as i’m “Old school” and do much of my flying around flatlands/Midwest. I have it on my GRT EX and have it off most of the time, even thought i make regular...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By terrykohler
Simpler and Better

The basic Sport EX is $1500. For another $250, you can get moving map and ADS-B on the unit. Much superior visibility compared to an iPad, which you’ll likely want to mount somewhere, hard wire at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-26-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By terrykohler
Thanks for Sharing Your Adventure

Josh:
Nice job “bringing her home”. This should be required reading for every recently minted/VFR pilot on the forum. A great example of how to deal with weather and changing conditions by planning,...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By terrykohler
Other Advantages of Flight Following...

If you have an emergency, you've got help right now. In the press of a button (rather than digging for a frequency), ATC can help run down your options - headings and distances to available...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-06-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 38,535
Posted By terrykohler
Outstanding Workmanship

Marty:
Your pictures are great, but after having had the privilege of seeing the project up close, i’ve got to tell you that it’s probably the finest workmanship i’ve Ever seen.
You’ve got good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By terrykohler
OCG - 40+ Years

Phil:
Here’s a link. https://www.cfsm.org/spirit-of-good-cheer

It started small and continues to grow thru the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. Specific gifts are earmarked for each child,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By terrykohler
Operation Good Cheer

Yesterday, nearly 300 aircraft of all types and sizes took to the sky out of Pontiac International Airport to deliver nearly 20,000 Christmas presents to about 7,000 foster children throughout the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,513
Posted By terrykohler
#2

For the reason’s Ed said. Also, you can eventually replace the steam gages with something like a G5 or GRT mini without major surgery on your panel. The second 3-1/8 hole could perhaps be used for...
Forum: COMM 11-12-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By terrykohler
The Problem With Most Baseball Caps

That darn button on top.
Just cut if off. It really serves no purpose.
No more dent in the middle of your head after removing your headset.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,451
Posted By terrykohler
Anti-Splat Aero Easy Exit Bar

A+
Another winner from Allan and his West Coast "Skunkworks".
Fits perfectly. Easiest "add-on" I've ever put on 3TP. Works great. Just gotta figure out a durable finish that will blend into my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By terrykohler
It IS Very Weak...

..and it certainly isn’t an anti-ice device. On the ground when you’re not ramming air into the front end is nothing like you might encounter while flying, so it was a good lesson/heads up.
In icing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By terrykohler
Just to be clear

What Bob is saying. Your default selection going in is “vectors”. If you’ve not selected an IAF and just roll into the inbound course, the 650 assumes you’re not on the approach (still being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By terrykohler
Prevailing Torque is a Measure of the Effectiveness of the Lock

It’s really a check to make sure the “lock” is within specification. Typically, the fasteners are test to a specification for “first on” i.e., is too much torque required to run the nut down. Next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By terrykohler
Don’t “Need” an IFR GPS

We flew IFR for many years before GPS was born. The OP is correct in that the Val429 can provide the minimum legal equipment required - I used one myself for years.
The problem today is that VORs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,986
Posted By terrykohler
Depends on Where Your Height "Comes From"

The RV9 cockpit is the same as the RV7. I believe there should be no head height difference between the slider and tip-up.
I'm 6 feet tall, but my inseam is 28 inches, so my upper body is more like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,421
Posted By terrykohler
Happy Ending

Turns out the engine wasn't burning oil or blowing it out of the stacks. Problem was traced to a failed gasket on the plate of the rear accessory cover. Puzzled as to why this would show up after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,698
Posted By terrykohler
Bottom Plug Loading Up With Lead?

The lead has likely been happily building up on the piston heads for some time. If you switched to hotter plugs, it would make sense that the bottom plugs are the ones loading up (gravity at work). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,421
Posted By terrykohler
Thanks Guys!

Rather than just accept the consumption rate, I'm probably going to start diagnostics this weekend following your suggestions. Fingers crossed that the fix is quick (another "20 minute" aviation...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,421
Posted By terrykohler
Question for Engine Experts

Since new, my O320-D1A has burned less than a quart of oil every 25 hours.
Somewhere at just over 1,000 hours, I switched from Aeroshell 20W50 to Exxon Elite.
In the past 50 hours (now at about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By terrykohler
Thanks!

Information appreciated.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By terrykohler
Starter Ring for O320 - E2D Wanted

Friend in the hangar behind me is building an Akrosport and is looking for a starter ring. Not sure if it takes a 10/12 or 12/14. Can anyone tell me? Anyone got one for sale? How much?
Terry,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 38,535
Posted By terrykohler
Photo Alert

Marty:
Note DAR Ted Gauthier’s feeble attempt to appear to have “normal” stature. It should also be pointed out that he’s wearing a ball cap to hide his own version of “a high and tight USMC haircut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By terrykohler
Doc Billingsly

Good stuff. Keep posting. I'm still learning about Basic Med, and it keeps getting better.
Thanks,
Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By terrykohler
Please Contact John Owen or your own AME

I'm not a doctor, but it seems to me that you have "a coronary heart disease that required treatment". Basic Med is not a get out of jail free card. There are a number of conditions that REQUIRE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By terrykohler
ANY cardiac event dumps you back to the FAA

I started down the S.I. trail four years ago (stent). They (FAA)require certain testing and labs within a required time frame. Requesting exceptions leads to further delays or denial. Even the...
Forum: RV-4 02-27-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By terrykohler
Blocking the Inlets Might Not be a Good Idea

I think most owners that fly in the Northern States or cold weather block off only the oil cooler. In my case, I mount a restrictor plate behind the cooler and cover about 2/3 of the front (this is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By terrykohler
GRT Sport EX is Very Readable

Hi Guys:
Don't know about the character size of one screen versus the other (best to call GRT on that), but colors and lines are crisp and bright. My point of reference for size is my old steam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,591
Posted By terrykohler
I started flight training to see if I could overcome sickness

Brad:
Really bad for me in the beginning as well. Found when I climbed above the bumps into cooler air, the problem went away. Still don't like steep turn and spins- I tend to fly VERY smoothly even...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-08-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 99,314
Posted By terrykohler
"Brantel" Just Doesn't Work Anymore

With all that hardware hanging around your neck, how about "Mr. B".
Great job.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By terrykohler
Not Eacctly Sure What You're Looking for, but...

As already mentioned, the TSO'd box feeds information into the EFIS, which is really just a display (I know, it can be wired to a GPS antenna as well,). When using the EFIS as your primary flight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-06-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,049
Posted By terrykohler
CAFE Report

Try this for the RV9A performance report

http://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/rv-9a.pdf

Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-27-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,278
Posted By terrykohler
Sounds Like a Great Setup

On my 2004 build, I paired the O320D1A with the Vans recommended Sensenich prop. It's been a workhorse, but the prop is RPM limited and the mass is such that I can't really get over 2600 RPM except...
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By terrykohler
Works Very Well

Simple to install. I have a slightly used unit (including antenna and pigtail) that tied into my GRT Sport EX. It's been replaced with a Uavionix in/out unit. If you only want free weather and...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By terrykohler
Another Yea for Terry Lutz

Jack:
Pretty tough to get anyone more qualified to do your initial flight(s). Terry was also the test pilot for local DAR Ted Gauthier (RV6-N16TG), as well as Dave Pohl (RV7A-N442DP), both long time...
Forum: Propellers 11-02-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By terrykohler
Take a Good Look at the Bolt Threads...

...if they all look the same and the threads themselves aren't misshapen, the problem is likely elsewhere. Also, dichromate (the gold color) missing from the threads is common. This is from friction...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By terrykohler
Based at PTK with GTN650 in my 9A

Jim:
I'm not too far away. If you're interested in practicing together occasionally, perhaps we can take turns flying in each other's planes and we can both learn something in the process. This...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-24-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By terrykohler
Elegant...

Steve:
I've been handing out rolls of electrical tape at my departure points and having a lineman tape the front seam. I really like your solution - I'm putting it into my "Why didn't I think of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,484
Posted By terrykohler
Abort!

Please, Please, Please..don't continue a takeoff after you've hit something. Chop the power, pull the mixture, fuel off, master off, ignition off and GET OUT! Assume the plane is leaking fuel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By terrykohler
Mount A COMM Antenna Under the Wing?

When I re-did my panel, I left my wingtip Marker Beacon antenna intact. Easiest would be to replace it with an archer COMM antenna, but the reviews on this forum have been less than stellar. BTW,...
Forum: Midwest 10-11-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By terrykohler
Possible Help Right There at KSAW

Jesse:
If you haven't already run into him, look up Roger Bentlage at KSAW. He has an RV7 on the field as well as a Pitts S2 and might be coaxed into helping you a bit. While not a flight instructor,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,597
Posted By terrykohler
You Didn't Say Anthing about Comm, so Assuming that's Covered...

Stick with the 625-the ground based stuff will likely soon be a thing of the past for GA. Add a 345 transponder that will make you 2020 compliant and allow weather and traffic to show on the G3X. Add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By terrykohler
Kyle is Correct, but there's more...

If the grass field isn't extremely smooth and the wheel rolls into a slight depression, all of a sudden, the weight and forward momentum is being carried by the bottom surface of the fairing, rather...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By terrykohler
Congratulations Mike!

Your first flight in the 9A you built will be exactly that - RV grin and all. Good decision making is one of the hardest things to teach and learn, but your approach to the entire project will ensure...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,967
Posted By terrykohler
If Your Cardiologist is Familiar with FAA Paperwork...

Jon
...as soon as he's willing to clear you, get your "package" together and get with your AME. He'll need to give you the normal exam, but will need to forward the cardio stuff to OK City for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,336
Posted By terrykohler
Actually, Not A Bad Thing To Practice

Let me clarify...
With a 53-55 kt approach in the 9A (GW Vso of 44 Kts), it's not an unreasonable target. Rather than risk flat- spotting a tire or wearing out your brakes, it's best to just coast...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,967
Posted By terrykohler
BASIC MED - Unintended Consequences?

While I still seem to run into the occasional pilot who thinks that Basic Med is some sort of government plot to dump costs and liability onto the private sector, I’ve come to the conclusion that for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,334
Posted By terrykohler
From the Dynon Manual

"First, the WEATHER button within the MAP LAYER group must be enabled. Once the weather layer is turned on, the two types of data controlled in the MAP CONTENTS group will be presented on top of any...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,334
Posted By terrykohler
I have a GRT EX, but...

ADSB weather and Terrain can't be viewed at the same time. Also, I have a menu button on the box where I can select Radar - this needs to be on. Finally, while I can typically pick up traffic while...
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By terrykohler
Performance Flight Accomplished

Did the flight Saturday in mostly IMC conditions using the Class C airspace around nearby KFNT. Climbed to 10,000 in an attempt to get clear of the building cumulus, but that wasn't working, so I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By terrykohler
Forgot about the Antenna

Steve:
There is a dipole or TED antenna included in the kit. Depending on where you mount the unit, you'll need a coax cable (not included) to complete the installation. I mounted my antenna just...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By terrykohler
Got It!

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/

Click on #4 (fly and validate)

Thanks Noel.

Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By terrykohler
Question re. ADS-B

I've just installed the Uavionix Echo UAT, and it seems to be working great. I'm aware that as a TSO'd/experimental unit, the device with give me compliance with the 2020 mandate, but is not eligible...
Forum: Safety 08-07-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By terrykohler
We're Getting Old

IIRC, my own early instrument instruction included some ranting about using a rotatable card on the NDB approaches - like it would destroy my capability to figure out headings and intercepts on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,339
Posted By terrykohler
Congratulations!

Best reason ever to declare an emergency and get priority handling.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,081
Posted By terrykohler
Check With Uavionix

I believe you'll find they don't qualify for the rebate due to their experimental nature. Still a great deal.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: Safety 07-19-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,567
Posted By terrykohler
A Couple of Well-Worn Expressions Come to Mind

"You can't fix stupid" and "He's Over 40, You're not going to change him"

Bill:
I know this subject has been kicked around on a number of occasions, yet it keeps cropping up. If the sponsors of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By terrykohler
If You Know Anyone Going in a Day of Two Ahead..

You may want to call and see if you can get a grass/turf report. Some pants are cut with very little clearance, which could be a problem if the grass is long. Nothing wrong with going "commando" if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,375
Posted By terrykohler
My RV9A Was A Minimalist IFR Platform

After flying a very well loaded Cessna T210 for many years, I built my 9A to be a really bare bones instrument machine - No vacuum system, ADI (with backup battery) for heading and attitude, an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,375
Posted By terrykohler
What Bob Said

In the "old days", the electric turn coordinator provided a level of backup to the vacuum driven instruments, i.e. failure of one would not result in failure of the other. Keep the wings level (or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By terrykohler
Just a Thought

If the weather is decent this weekend, I could meet you somewhere around Dayton. My 9A has an O320 and a FP prop. Call me if interested -(248)417-8585.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By terrykohler
Today's Front Page

Axel:
Test pilot and astronaut candidate. What the heck is she doing in the rear seat????
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
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