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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,691
Posted By MercFE
Nah... There is some truth to the intelligence...

Nah... There is some truth to the intelligence level dropping the closer you get to the windows. LOL

But, seriously... I enjoy working as part of the team and helping avoid issues that can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,691
Posted By MercFE
I am a "Flight Engineer" doing testing on...

I am a "Flight Engineer" doing testing on transport aircraft... I have enough hours as an FE between the military and the current job that I have learned to not trust pilots, they're all out to kill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By MercFE
Yes, a WAAS GPS is sufficient to meet the...

Yes, a WAAS GPS is sufficient to meet the requirements.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-14-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By MercFE
Microair M760 Rev N Radio

(SOLD) 2-1/4" round panel mounted VHF radio. Pulled when replaced by Dynon Skyview radio. Worked great for many years.

$200 obo, shipped to lower 48.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,644
Posted By MercFE
Can't wait to follow your Vlog... Thinking about...

Can't wait to follow your Vlog... Thinking about starting a -14 build myself, to replace my flying -9A someday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By MercFE
Welcome to VAF! As a person that does production...

Welcome to VAF!

As a person that does production flight testing on those "18 wheeler with wings" that you fly, I would say that your thought about "amateur built vs certified" can just as easily be...
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MercFE
Go through Garmin... And yes, you can buy one...

Go through Garmin... And yes, you can buy one update. But two or three updates will cost you as much as an annual subscription.
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By MercFE
The non-WAAS GPS is IFR legal... Just not as a...

The non-WAAS GPS is IFR legal... Just not as a sole source, it requires a VOR or other nav source as well. Therefore, the 430 is legal as it has both sources in one unit.
Forum: Oregon 03-20-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By MercFE
Text him? Not sure, never had a problem getting a...

Text him? Not sure, never had a problem getting a response back from him.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,659
Posted By MercFE
Personally, I'm still using the Dresser...

Personally, I'm still using the Dresser Retreads... But, have a flying buddy that recently had a tire from them with a large void under the tread. Didn't have the best experience with the customer...
Forum: Oregon 03-20-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By MercFE
Big endorsement of Barry Foote of AV-Comm...

Big endorsement of Barry Foote of AV-Comm Avionics. Mobile avionics technician based out of the Portland area. Travels all around the PNW.
Forum: Northwest 03-12-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By MercFE
Nothing is right down town... With that being...

Nothing is right down town... With that being said, I would suggest Renton (KRNT) and Rainier Flight Service. Check ahead with them and they can probably reserve a tie down and maybe the crew car for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By MercFE
And there will be annual subscription costs for...

And there will be annual subscription costs for database updates that other manufacturers don't charge... Make sure you're doing apples/apples cost analysis.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By MercFE
Looks great... I've been meaning to actually...

Looks great... I've been meaning to actually develop a check list for my plane. Something like this might actually drive me to do it.

As far as what to do with it. Develop it to something with a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,889
Posted By MercFE
Agreed... However, I find it interesting that...

Agreed... However, I find it interesting that Velocity doesn't truly publish a Vne speed for their aircraft. Instead their flight test includes a bit of flutter testing to help establish a Vne for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,889
Posted By MercFE
I've got a deposit in for one of these...

I've got a deposit in for one of these engines.

Debating about building a RV-14 around it... Or, maybe a Velocity Twin. :p
Forum: Safety 01-09-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,481
Posted By MercFE
More likely "Altitude ON request". Like you...

More likely "Altitude ON request".

Like you guessed... He's putting you on hold, but has the note to get back to you when able.

And yes... You could have gone to 5,000 ft, as he cleared you "at or...
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By MercFE
You have to register an account, even a free one,...

You have to register an account, even a free one, to enable the position only flights within your settings. If you're not logged in, it will not be available.

At least this is the way it is on...
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By MercFE
If by "tracker" you mean FlightAware or one of...

If by "tracker" you mean FlightAware or one of the other tracking sites... You need to enable "position only" flights to be displayed. That is the only way to get listing of flights where you are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By MercFE
My 9A flies great at 90 knts...

My 9A flies great at 90 knts...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By MercFE
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Sliding-Canopy-A...

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Sliding-Canopy-Automatic-Latch-p/2101.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,424
Posted By MercFE
Have you seen how much the nose gear "wobbles" on...

Have you seen how much the nose gear "wobbles" on paved strips?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By MercFE
They're not "designed" for pressure changes... As...

They're not "designed" for pressure changes... As they are not "aircraft" lights.

But there are plenty of us using them effectively. Go with what you would like.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By MercFE
Baja Designs would be my suggestion... Currently...

Baja Designs would be my suggestion... Currently running two of their larger 4 bulb designs, but the 2 bulb should fit into your installation. 2,450 Lumen.

They're popular... And bright.

Would have...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-26-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,166
Posted By MercFE
Mel, I've often wondered if this process applies...

Mel, I've often wondered if this process applies if you are not the builder of the aircraft. I assume so, but have not found anything that justifies it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By MercFE
I'm in the Seattle area... But not building. I...

I'm in the Seattle area... But not building.

I believe there are a couple current builders on FATPNW. Might be worth joining there and asking the locals.

And welcome to VAF!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
Posted By MercFE
^ This... +1 for the FlyLEDs. Not only an...

^ This...

+1 for the FlyLEDs. Not only an OUTSTANDING product, but great customer service.

I flew out to Oshkosh this year. On the way, my right wing tip strobe started acting up. I was able to...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,618
Posted By MercFE
You're never going to fly at altitude? Cabin heat...

You're never going to fly at altitude? Cabin heat can come in handy, even in the summer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By MercFE
Don't need to turn on the master, when you can...

Don't need to turn on the master, when you can fire up a screen off its backup battery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By MercFE
The biggest "con" is that you can't list a "pro"...

The biggest "con" is that you can't list a "pro" for using the bent whip on the top... The bend is there to get ground clearance, and sacrifices a small amount of verticality in the antenna. No...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-17-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By MercFE
Can recommend asking on Flights Above the...

Can recommend asking on Flights Above the Mountain Southwest... Might be a slightly larger audience there.

www.flightsabove.org
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By MercFE
AviationCovers.com Great to work with and an...

AviationCovers.com

Great to work with and an outstanding product.
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By MercFE
It is not a push/pull cable setup, so there will...

It is not a push/pull cable setup, so there will be slack until you take up the extra by putting pressure on the pedals.
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By MercFE
I've already copied your post into FATPNW....

I've already copied your post into FATPNW. Standard answers about GEG not being the best place for a hangar, SFF would be possible.

Once I get your membership approved, I'll tag you in the post.
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By MercFE
I'm over on the wet side of the state... But,...

I'm over on the wet side of the state... But, might be worth posting your request in FATPNW.

www.facebook.com/groups/FATPNW

I copied your request there to see if I can find something for ya.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,830
Posted By MercFE
These are updates from 472 to 472...

These are updates from 472 to 472...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,830
Posted By MercFE
Got mine as well... Looks like they're just going...

Got mine as well... Looks like they're just going through the list and slowly contacting each person with the older box. I did nothing to start the exchange process, they called me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By MercFE
In general... All of the comments before are...

In general... All of the comments before are correct. Not only do I routinely fly my RV in the mid teens, but my day job for a large aircraft manufacturer has me routinely depressurizing the aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,009
Posted By MercFE
Looking forward to participating this year... Any...

Looking forward to participating this year... Any trouble with a young teenager tagging along?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-11-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By MercFE
I don't think you're going to find a whole lot of...

I don't think you're going to find a whole lot of difference between the two... Just answer the question on whether you want the aerobatic capability or not.

But... Riding is always fun too!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By MercFE
They have a great free iPad app that you can work...

They have a great free iPad app that you can work with...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By MercFE
www.aviationcovers.com

www.aviationcovers.com
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By MercFE
Why not just drop the passenger seat and allow...

Why not just drop the passenger seat and allow him in/out that way?

If you really want to go up and over, Supertracks... Enough said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By MercFE
Thought about trying to get my Black Lab in the...

Thought about trying to get my Black Lab in the back to enjoy some flights... More worried about trying to get him up there, more than anything. Anything special you do to help your lab up?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-24-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By MercFE
You do not need a NAV radio, as long as your GPS...

You do not need a NAV radio, as long as your GPS is WAAS.

If you did have a GPS failure, you could utilize your G3X as an emergency navigation source and receive help getting to VFR to land.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,223
Posted By MercFE
A little light reading for you on the...

A little light reading for you on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,223
Posted By MercFE
It is helping... By trying to avoid what it...

It is helping... By trying to avoid what it clearly stated as not being allowed.

FAR 91.319(f) No person may lease an aircraft that is issued an experimental certificate under § 21.191(i) of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,223
Posted By MercFE
91.319 does not apply to certificated aircraft......

91.319 does not apply to certificated aircraft... Read the first line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,223
Posted By MercFE
Who has the popcorn...?

Who has the popcorn...?
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,146
Posted By MercFE
Thinking about buying a lot out at Piney Creek...

Thinking about buying a lot out at Piney Creek Airpark in Tennessee for my future retirement plans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,609
Posted By MercFE
Anything keeping us from setting up a progressive...

Anything keeping us from setting up a progressive inspection cycle?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,864
Posted By MercFE
I'm just amazed everyone is flying with...

I'm just amazed everyone is flying with Foreflight up, when all that weather and traffic is displayed on the pretty Dynon screen. :p

Hopefully it will eventually be displayed on Foreflight, but what...
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By MercFE
Most of my trips are to Friday Harbor,...

Most of my trips are to Friday Harbor, Bellingham, and Bremerton. Based out of Auburn.

Slowly adding to the list with recommendations from the FATPNW crowd, however.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By MercFE
AviationCovers.com Great company and product.

AviationCovers.com

Great company and product.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,864
Posted By MercFE
They mentioned it in the Dynon Forum 472...

They mentioned it in the Dynon Forum 472 discussion... But they didn't give any information on replacements, just stating that production would begin and they would start shipping again.

From there...
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By MercFE
Yep... Hartzell is slow to respond at 1700, but...

Yep... Hartzell is slow to respond at 1700, but likes 1800.
Forum: Formation Flying 02-13-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,003
Posted By MercFE
Might be worth joining FATPNW on FaceBook. We...

Might be worth joining FATPNW on FaceBook. We have quite a few groups around that do formation, but I'm not sure about any formal classes. Can check with the Blackjack Squadron out of KAWO.

But, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By MercFE
Escrow.com works as well.

Escrow.com works as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By MercFE
Will definitely fix the problem... :p

Will definitely fix the problem... :p
Forum: GPS 02-05-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,719
Posted By MercFE
It may by VFR and IFR charts... But that does not...

It may by VFR and IFR charts... But that does not make it an IFR navigator, slight difference there.

Cheapest route would be one of these lifetime chart subscriptions and fly solely on your VOR/ILS...
Forum: GPS 02-02-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,719
Posted By MercFE
http://www.avidyne.com/landing/ifd-tradein-corpora...

http://www.avidyne.com/landing/ifd-tradein-corporate.asp
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,719
Posted By MercFE
If you have an iPad... There are trainer apps for...

If you have an iPad... There are trainer apps for both the Garmin GTN and the Avidyne IFD. I suggest you download and try them both out for yourself.

With that being said, I prefer the IFD. It has a...
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