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Forum: Aircraft Camping Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Ironflight
Last year, I finally gave in to the fact that...

Last year, I finally gave in to the fact that sixty years of sleeping on bad ground on a wide variety of pads just wasn’t that fun any more, and found the Helinox Lite cot at REI that weighs less...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-18-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Ironflight
Maybe heís looking forward to an interesting trip...

Maybe heís looking forward to an interesting trip to Oregon?

We can all use refresher instruction with a really talented CFI now and again - I often go get a new rating just for the purpose of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ironflight
If your biggest indicator of a problem is...

If your biggest indicator of a problem is alternator whine in your headset, then your problem might have nothing to do with engine grounding, but rather with grounding at your headset jacks. Remember...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By Ironflight
Glad I could help, and glad you gave me an excuse...

Glad I could help, and glad you gave me an excuse for a beautiful flight in the Owens Valley....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Ironflight
Click Bond - based in Carson City, NV

Click Bond - based in Carson City, NV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,997
Posted By Ironflight
Ouch Scott - just ouch!! Partnerships and...

Ouch Scott - just ouch!!

Partnerships and insurance are something we have a little experince with - fortunately, we had no accidents, but essentially, it helped drive our partner out of the...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,105
Posted By Ironflight
Then what is the other person doing there?

Then what is the other person doing there?
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,105
Posted By Ironflight
Itís a beneficial program!

I used it on our Tundra program in order to get our inexperienced partner involved in the flight testing of the airplane he did so much work on. It was educational for him, no doubt!

I am not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ironflight
Youíre right about all that Scott - my intent was...

Youíre right about all that Scott - my intent was to point it that with BasicMed, it doesnít make any difference if. You keep an airplane within the LSA parameters or not - heck I can fly my jet on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve had the chance to fly quite a few Rotax...

I’ve had the chance to fly quite a few Rotax powered LSA-class airplanes in the past few years, and Vern in the low and slow regime, I prefer a light CS prop over a fixed pitch, if for no other...
Forum: RV-3 04-10-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,669
Posted By Ironflight
If its any consolation, I enlisted Ken Kruegerís...

If its any consolation, I enlisted Ken Kruegerís design brain when we were building Tsam to see if we could figure out an F-16 style...no structure there to support it. So we settled on the (sorta) ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Ironflight
The easiest thing to do to get a correct answer...

The easiest thing to do to get a correct answer is to email the Van’s guys - they can tell you exactly. Anything you get here will be second hand (unless a Van’s guy answers). Email is easy to do any...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-08-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By Ironflight
Just a clarification question - is it a “B” or an...

Just a clarification question - is it a “B” or an “A” ? If its a “B” model, there aren’t any wing spar modifications to be made. If the mods were made, then its an RV-3A. The “B” wing came out about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,974
Posted By Ironflight
The taxiways at Reno Stead will swallow your...

The taxiways at Reno Stead will swallow your tailwheel whole, and not even spit out the hub for re-use.... ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ironflight
I’m glad that this has generated discussion -...

I’m glad that this has generated discussion - that was the intended purpose!

I have gotten numerous letters on the topic, on both sides of the possible interpretation, both from builders/owners and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ironflight
Careful - when it happened to me, heat made it...

Careful - when it happened to me, heat made it worse, and while it operated on teh ground, it froze up on me in flight, and we couldnít do an idle/cutoff shutdown at the end of the flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Ironflight
AvWeb and Kitplanes are owned by the same company...

AvWeb and Kitplanes are owned by the same company (Belvoir Publications), so I work pretty closely with them, and yes - they have been having some huge web site issues following a DNS attack. They’re...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Ironflight
Well Randy says he has none... so I’m still...

Well Randy says he has none... so I’m still looking!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ironflight
Thatís what I did on the -8, and after adding...

Thatís what I did on the -8, and after adding heat protection, the cables have gone 1500 hours....

I used different cables on the -3, but modifying the -8 would have been painful after its was...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Ironflight
No - I gave the slot to Dave Prizio to do a...

No - I gave the slot to Dave Prizio to do a review...there were way too many actual potential buyers for too few slots for me to try and step in line.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Ironflight
He told me they were unavailable...but I didn’t...

He told me they were unavailable...but I didn’t actually ask if he HAD any in his hands... although I gave serious thought to “visiting” his booth at 0200 yesterday morning.....with a screwdriver.....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Ironflight
WTB: Aveo Vega TL/TLR light

This is probably a long shot, but I am looking for one Aveo Vega light - they are little blister landing lights, shaped like a Nav/Strobe unit, but with white LEDís directed forward and down....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ironflight
Ed - just a recommendation based on my own...

Ed - just a recommendation based on my own experience - they get really bad quick - if it’s taking two hands to get it “off”, then ground the airplane now until the cable is fixed - you might only...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By Ironflight
You can ask P-Mag directly, and I bet theyíll...

You can ask P-Mag directly, and I bet theyíll tell you straight up. Iíve operated enough digital flying machines in my life that I have experince with little digital ghosts that are usually related...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry Carl - that is in direct conflict with the...

Sorry Carl - that is in direct conflict with the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the P-Mag. You are correct that if the ground strap fails, the current will find whatever path necessary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,218
Posted By Ironflight
And THIS is the place they pick for an aerobatic...

And THIS is the place they pick for an aerobatic championship ?!?! The aerobatics will be just getting off and on the deck!

Wow! ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-31-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Ironflight
Correct - Emagair consistently tells everyone to...

Correct - Emagair consistently tells everyone to ground the P-Mag to the engine case itself!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Ironflight
I flew the BD-4 for a Kitplanes review a couple...

I flew the BD-4 for a Kitplanes review a couple of years ago - if you’re a subscriber, you can find the review online pretty easily. I agree that it is really a classic “four seater” - that’s two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Ironflight
So much nice than the ones I hacked out of some...

So much nice than the ones I hacked out of some old sheet metal I found behind the workbench Axel...nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Ironflight
I recently used Microsoft Paint to play with...

I recently used Microsoft Paint to play with ideas on a project - at least to get good enough ideas to guide my eventual choice of designer/painter (John Stahr) in the direction I wanted to go. I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,503
Posted By Ironflight
You just described a Panther - theyíve sold quite...

You just described a Panther - theyíve sold quite a few kits! Nice airplane....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 71,532
Posted By Ironflight
As many have written here many times, the “high”...

As many have written here many times, the “high” EGT doesn’t mean anything, other than that your probe is drilled a little closer to the exhaust flange than you might like. Absolute value of a single...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,736
Posted By Ironflight
I keep thinking timing as others have...

I keep thinking timing as others have mentioned.

I had an O-320-E2D on my Yankee years ago, and for some reason, the flywheel was not keyed - you could put it on any way you wanted. Sure enough, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, this is wrong. An ELSA RV-12 is a...

Actually, this is wrong. An ELSA RV-12 is a special case of experimental, different from the RV-14 that you built and certificates as an E-AB (Experiemntal, Amateur Built). The ELSA is an exact copy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ironflight
Just so the intent of this thread isn’t lost...

Just so the intent of this thread isn’t lost guys, he’s not talking about aligning anything with the laser - he’s talking about locating holes when you can’t see through the fiberglass. The technique...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,430
Posted By Ironflight
As far as I know, there was one bailout of an...

As far as I know, there was one bailout of an RV-8 to escape in inflight fire - but the pilot didnít have a chute, so even though he got out, Iíd have a hard time classifying it as a ďsuccessĒ.
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By Ironflight
Louise and I fly over a lot of lunar-like terrain...

Louise and I fly over a lot of lunar-like terrain out in Nevada, and while you can see a long ways from teh air, it is sobering to think just how long the walk might be after a safe landing on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,430
Posted By Ironflight
To Many Airplanes...Not Enough Time....

Life is full of opportunities, and we have to choose among them. I fly Acro all the time - and have for most of my forty five (plus) years as a pilot. I am one of those folks that, when I pick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,922
Posted By Ironflight
Brian, you don't even want to know what shipping...

Brian, you don't even want to know what shipping the Subsonex QB kit cost from Wisconsin to Nevada!

On the other hand the best deal for one or two nuts, bolts or AN fittings (and other little stuff)...
Forum: RV-3 03-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, the W&B is not PART of the ops Lims,...

Actually, the W&B is not PART of the ops Lims, and while they both should be in the airplane, they can easily become separated. Just want to make sure that we dont spread bad info.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ironflight
Clever! I like the capability! The old “Heavy...

Clever! I like the capability!

The old “Heavy Glider” used to have electric seats, and you used a different position for, uh “take-off” than you did for landing. So if you had to abort and go back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Ironflight
One, of course, needs to be a jet....;)

One, of course, needs to be a jet....;)
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Ironflight
Dave - As you know our RV-3 has been flying with...

Dave - As you know our RV-3 has been flying with a 151(H) since it was new, and it is one of the biggest contributors to the incredible performance of the airplane - both in climb and top speed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,909
Posted By Ironflight
Ya’ know, it is extremely fashionable to bash...

Ya’ know, it is extremely fashionable to bash “the huge coorporate giants” of any industry...but wait, Van’s is so much bigger than all the rest of the kit companies that they are our Boeing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,273
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - hope I can find something to fly while Iím...

Yup - hope I can find something to fly while Iím there!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,765
Posted By Ironflight
In the Subsonex, we used a heated seat - and I...

In the Subsonex, we used a heated seat - and I have a heated vest (with its own battery) for core heat. But I am not living in Canadian latitudes!

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Ironflight
Build me one for the Tundra - 2550 GW and about...

Build me one for the Tundra - 2550 GW and about 250 lbs on the Scott tailwheel. We’ll test it to destruction!

I’d do it, but am to busy starting taxi testing on the noisy project.... :)

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,273
Posted By Ironflight
You never know where you’ll find EAB (or RV)...

You never know where you’ll find EAB (or RV) guys....years ago, I was showing the Snowbirds around the old Mission Control Center, and when I was explaining flight director call signs, and that mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By Ironflight
If you can hear the relay clicking in both...

If you can hear the relay clicking in both directions, but the trim only runs in one, then most likely there is a relay contact failure - I have seen that a couple of time with the old relays.

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By Ironflight
We don’t know how you’re wired, but a common...

We don’t know how you’re wired, but a common failure with the early Ray Allen trim relays was that they’d only run one direction when they start to go. You can tell if you try the trim with teh...
Forum: California 03-02-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,723
Posted By Ironflight
I’d be there Axel, but I’ve got a well-known...

I’d be there Axel, but I’ve got a well-known painter coming to my place at the end of the week to put color on the new airplane - and we’ll be working every day until its done. However - if he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Ironflight
That envelope sound like the ticket - but sorry...

That envelope sound like the ticket - but sorry Larry - the Airworthiness Certificate must be displayed at the ďentrance to the airplaneĒ - its in the regs:

FAR 91.203(b) states "No person may...
Forum: Reviews 02-28-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ironflight
I’m also incredibly blessed to have a wife who is...

I’m also incredibly blessed to have a wife who is both a builder and a pilot - they do exist!

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Ironflight
Airworthiness Cert Holders

Iím about to have a new airplane inspected, and this will be the first one with the new printed out Airworthiness certificate (on full sized paper) as part of printing the Ops Lims. It seems like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,409
Posted By Ironflight
You can find Superior’s press release, issued...

You can find Superior’s press release, issued this morning, here:

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2019/02/28/superior-buying-back-all-xp-400-and-xp-382-engines/

I think they are taking positive...
Forum: Reviews 02-27-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ironflight
Mel, you forgot the .89 Mach cruise!

Mel, you forgot the .89 Mach cruise!
Forum: Propellers 02-26-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,359
Posted By Ironflight
Jim Rustís company in California Designs makes...

Jim Rustís company in California Designs makes the raw blades and hubs. They ship the parts to Ohio where they are finished, assembled, and sold to customers. So basically, if you are dealing with a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,911
Posted By Ironflight
Interesting pictures Widget - they look just like...

Interesting pictures Widget - they look just like the “bad” lifters that they pass around at the Lycoming engine school - good to low that the engine will keep running with the surfaces that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got a set of the HF dollies that we use...

We’ve got a set of the HF dollies that we use with our Tundra (bush wheels, no pants), but there is no way they’d work under the pants on a two-seater, unless the pants are really hiked up during...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve been seeing those prices go up as...

I’ve been seeing those prices go up as well.

Unfortunately, I have never found an alternative to the Michelins that have the same air-holding capability. I put air in our RV tires about once every...
Forum: Midwest 02-17-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ironflight
Once again, Bernie’s ankle bracelet prevented him...

Once again, Bernie’s ankle bracelet prevented him from crossing the Minnesota/Iowa border?!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Ironflight
Youíre right - just picked my latest project and...

Youíre right - just picked my latest project and answered that way. I didnít design the survey, itís not perfect, but is generating lots of good/useful responses!
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