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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,517
Posted By L.Adamson
So..... what is basic airmanship? I've heard it...

So..... what is basic airmanship? I've heard it over and over for decades. Would the navigators who had to take sun and star readings against the horizon, think that VORs are much too simple. Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,517
Posted By L.Adamson
My question is...........what's the more useless...

My question is...........what's the more useless stuff! Some old flight instructor on the student pilot forums, calls GPS a "fancy toy".

A "fancy toy?" Oh really! I get so bent out of shape,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,517
Posted By L.Adamson
Oh.............I've certainly looked at AA 965....

Oh.............I've certainly looked at AA 965. Plenty of times. That's where my 14 second terrain warning (posted earlier in thread)comes from. 189 people died in that crash, of an American...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,517
Posted By L.Adamson
If we were to say...........whats available as...

If we were to say...........whats available as far as the standard nav-aids, that's been used for decades.........the additional bells and whistles, CAN save you. Just a few examples. Accurate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,517
Posted By L.Adamson
I've had this hobby for nearly 40...

I've had this hobby for nearly 40 years..............of aircraft accident investigation. The type I was really interested in, has been CFIT (controlled flight into terrain). Got interested, when a...
Forum: GPS 06-12-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By L.Adamson
Any notams for the Reno area? Testing, time???? I...

Any notams for the Reno area? Testing, time????
I confess...........I'm not much for radio nav. Today, I'm going to install a new A/C unit. Just below the area, where a United DC-8 cargo jet slammed...
Forum: GPS 06-12-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By L.Adamson
I'm not a true fan.............of those other...

I'm not a true fan.............of those other NavAids. A prime interest in life for me, was why all of those airplanes crashed into rising terrain, for all of those years. I do live in mountain...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,507
Posted By L.Adamson
I preferred servos in my elevator, as well as...

I preferred servos in my elevator, as well as aileron. Didn't flop, and no cable "slop"....:D

RV6A
Forum: Tools 06-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,781
Posted By L.Adamson
Regarding pressure in copper lines, our central...

Regarding pressure in copper lines, our central air conditioning lines, which penetrate into the home.............are holding far more pressure, than we'll see from an air compressor (possibly...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,300
Posted By L.Adamson
The pics are great! Flew the RV to Lake Powell (...

The pics are great! Flew the RV to Lake Powell ( Page, Arizona) as much as possible, as well as Monument Valley. Since we have to travel the slow car method these days, we at least made it to Zions...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By L.Adamson
The C/S prop is without doubt, making a big...

The C/S prop is without doubt, making a big difference, even with a 9. I found that the 9 will drop like a rock, just like the 6 with a C/S. At least with the metal Hartzells.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,284
Posted By L.Adamson
Definately applies to RV's too. Guess I forgot to...

Definately applies to RV's too. Guess I forgot to flare that last time. Not sure actually, but even a little two foot bounce can get away. I must have been watching too many taildraggers bouncing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,697
Posted By L.Adamson
The thought of a wearing a helmet in the RV never...

The thought of a wearing a helmet in the RV never crossed my mind, although a full face helmet definitely saved my life, when I hit that leaping mule deer on the motorcycle at 65 mph. I'm sure there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,197
Posted By L.Adamson
Of course it's addressed. But with heavier...

Of course it's addressed. But with heavier planes, more powerful engines, and more wing area to support it. As one, who's been through the nose gear collapse (RV6A), I don't see this heavier and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,593
Posted By L.Adamson
RV14 for the room, if I had the money. The other...

RV14 for the room, if I had the money. The other two place side by sides, are a bit on the tight side. But they do work. Constant speed prop, because I can't stand fixed. I do live in a 4600' msl...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,738
Posted By L.Adamson
After leaving Page Arizona, back to Salt Lake...

After leaving Page Arizona, back to Salt Lake City...........I'd usually fly up the main channel of Lake Powell to Moab, and over the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Lot's of great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,331
Posted By L.Adamson
The six............a hair lighter & sportier...

The six............a hair lighter & sportier touch. Good feel to it! The 6,7, & 9 all feel the same in turbulence. It doesn't matter, as they all bounce around some. Oh.........the shorter vertical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,356
Posted By L.Adamson
At an airport altitude of 4600' msl, I was...

At an airport altitude of 4600' msl, I was leaning my new Lycoming on day one. Too much power loss without, in addition to fouled plugs. Worked out very well, when all was broken in. Never ran full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,811
Posted By L.Adamson
If I was doing it again, it would still be the...

If I was doing it again, it would still be the servo operated trim tab, out on the aileron..........as Van's did in the past. No bias springs, which I never cared for. And I certainly believe in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-31-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,359
Posted By L.Adamson
For those that haven't seen it; this short 16...

For those that haven't seen it; this short 16 min. video shows the amazing control and stability of these quad copters.......using GPS and the onboard electronics. Just watch a few minutes, at least...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-23-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,533
Posted By L.Adamson
I like that! I live in a mountainous area that...

I like that! I live in a mountainous area that looks like the poppy field in Wizard of Oz, if you put a red mark for every CFIT. Technology does make a difference.
Forum: Safety 11-21-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,880
Posted By L.Adamson
Something must have changed. We use to average...

Something must have changed. We use to average three CFITs (controlled flight into terrain) every year, out here in mountain country. That statistic has appeared to have really dropped.

Since I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By L.Adamson
I've been around two RV9A's during the build...

I've been around two RV9A's during the build process and flown them. Both have Hartzell C/S props and 0320's. Nothing was done out of the ordinary, plan wise. They fly great. Lot's of power on the...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,953
Posted By L.Adamson
Like you, my mains went back into the air. My...

Like you, my mains went back into the air. My wife was also with me. I wish I knew exactly what happened. I didn't stall, and I'm not sure if it was a bit of inattention at the last second. I just...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,214
Posted By L.Adamson
The plane itself, will have no problem with a...

The plane itself, will have no problem with a higher gross weight, as long as the CG is within limits. A lot of 6As are registered with GW at around 1850 lbs. A constant speed Hartzell prop for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,246
Posted By L.Adamson
Simply Awsome!!!! Love the looks of that radial.

Simply Awsome!!!!

Love the looks of that radial.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,949
Posted By L.Adamson
Sorry to hear that. I read everything he wrote,...

Sorry to hear that. I read everything he wrote, about getting that extra few knots. It was always interesting.
Forum: Safety 10-28-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,199
Posted By L.Adamson
I had one of those moments, I'm going to die this...

I had one of those moments, I'm going to die this second" on my motorcycle after 45 years of riding, and nothing serious. Obviously I lived, but the fatality rate for my type of accident is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-27-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,785
Posted By L.Adamson
It sure is. Even with the 6/6A

It sure is. Even with the 6/6A
Forum: Safety 10-25-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,199
Posted By L.Adamson
This months "Flying" magazine has an article,...

This months "Flying" magazine has an article, including installation pics.
Kit listed as $10,849. Deploys out of right side of fuselage, behind the wing. Doesn't list the weight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,665
Posted By L.Adamson
Baytower RV7 (A) for FSX. Much better than any...

Baytower RV7 (A) for FSX. Much better than any current RV offerings for X-Plane. Not saying X-Plane is bad (except for it's awful default RVs).....it's just that the Baytower is a much better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By L.Adamson
Not always a different airport, but there may...

Not always a different airport, but there may have been a hundred or two miles between takeoff and landing. Out here in the Mountain West, it's all very scenic. I never hung around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,948
Posted By L.Adamson
........................... :)

........................... :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-11-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By L.Adamson
With a support under the spar bulkhead, where the...

With a support under the spar bulkhead, where the wing spars attach, and a engine hoist supporting some of the engine weight, it's no problem to pull the temp wooden spar, and install the wings. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,504
Posted By L.Adamson
2% Wife loved to fly, and the scenery around...

2%

Wife loved to fly, and the scenery around here is too good, not to share with someone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,248
Posted By L.Adamson
With all of the weather stripping filling in the...

With all of the weather stripping filling in the gaps, I'm wondering how well the engine exhaust/ heatmuff heating for winter operations will be. With reduced air flow through the cabin, heat may...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-04-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,638
Posted By L.Adamson
I didn't build a light weight to putter around...

I didn't build a light weight to putter around the airport. I didn't try for the KISS principal, because I'd probably soon get bored. I built mine for comfortable cross country. I installed a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,591
Posted By L.Adamson
Feigned ........ficticious,bogas, etc. How do...

Feigned ........ficticious,bogas, etc.

How do you know it is?

Along the same lines, I sure wish I had one of those doo-dads, that keeps the nose leg straight. If I had one, I'd still have a plane....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,055
Posted By L.Adamson
I too, have been around this gross weight debate...

I too, have been around this gross weight debate for around 20 years now. Mine was set at 1850 lbs. gross, and for good reasons. There are a lot of builders who have. If the data plate is much lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By L.Adamson
My "ex" 6 is a side by side. I installed the...

My "ex" 6 is a side by side. I installed the Van's aileron trim, that uses the small servo operated tab. I just don't like "bias springs". Being a side by side, I like the perfect trim, that can be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-29-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,666
Posted By L.Adamson
I suppose it could get bumpy, but I've flown...

I suppose it could get bumpy, but I've flown through there many times, and it's been quite smooth. It was a favorite route to take people through, for a very scenic ride.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By L.Adamson
Much prefer the electric trim. But this question...

Much prefer the electric trim. But this question always comes up. As suggested, read all the threads with the search function. Otherwise it's just a re-hash of both camps with opposing sides.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,170
Posted By L.Adamson
Most all of my flying was in higher altitude...

Most all of my flying was in higher altitude mountain country. I learned early on, which "lean" settings worked best for my carbed Lycoming. That single #3 EGT was one of the best instruments I had,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,900
Posted By L.Adamson
Well, we really don't need these planes either,...

Well, we really don't need these planes either, but

I always say.......don't believe everything you read. Personally, I just wouldn't care for an RV without a C/S. It's all the difference in the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-18-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By L.Adamson
Jackpot, Nevada does have the advantage of a well...

Jackpot, Nevada does have the advantage of a well maintained runway, and a hotel, restaurant........... that you just walk too, next door.
Forum: Safety 09-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,541
Posted By L.Adamson
For every item listed in this thread..........I...

For every item listed in this thread..........I could come up with plenty of data and evidence to support, and make a case, in either direction. Applies to highly trained pilots versus less trained &...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,099
Posted By L.Adamson
Unfortunately, the trading post store and...

Unfortunately, the trading post store and restaurant went up in flames, mid June. I don't know the status of the lodge rental units.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By L.Adamson
Unless the new Provo tower is off air.....due to...

Unless the new Provo tower is off air.....due to cutbacks, you can alert them these days, when flying Provo Cyn. Parleys Cyn. out of Salt Lake, will get you there too. Check the chart, as it has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 52,006
Posted By L.Adamson
That's a problem, I don't like. I lived across...

That's a problem, I don't like. I lived across the street from the airport. I was there a lot. Now that my plane is gone, I can't get into the airport gate, and I've moved 20 miles away. Seems like...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,566
Posted By L.Adamson
The basics haven't been good enough. I believe...

The basics haven't been good enough. I believe there is still the remnants of a B-25 engine, on the east side of Mt. Timpanogos. That's just west of Heber (McDonald Field) where you flew the B-25 a...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,566
Posted By L.Adamson
Let's jump back a few years. To 1951. It's a...

Let's jump back a few years. To 1951. It's a great read....

Connie flight from Paris to Cairo

http://airfactsjournal.com/2013/08/connie-flight-from-paris-to-cairo-1951/
Forum: Safety 08-29-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,566
Posted By L.Adamson
There is a lot of "what about this, and what...

There is a lot of "what about this, and what about that"........ in reference to my statements. Back around 2005, there was a flight instructor pushing his old world agenda. He constantly referred...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,566
Posted By L.Adamson
I do not care much for this video. It's often...

I do not care much for this video. It's often used as a reference by those, who tend to dismiss today's technology, and still push the agenda of VORs as being basic airmanship.

The video is old. It...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By L.Adamson
Nobody says you can't offset the tail, although...

Nobody says you can't offset the tail, although it appears this one is opposite of the normal function. The RV6's (at least the short tails) are not offset either, but most require a trim tab or...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 08-18-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,253
Posted By L.Adamson
I always thought that the short aspect ratio...

I always thought that the short aspect ratio wings of the RV6 looked sleeker on the ground, as a nosewheel 6A. I'd call the 6.... a "squatting dog", compared to a Greyhound ready to go on all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,614
Posted By L.Adamson
Asphalt. It didn't even start to flip. Last of...

Asphalt. It didn't even start to flip. Last of three (short) bounces was tail high, low airspeed. I should have just powered out of the first two foot high bounce. Thought it was benign. The event...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,686
Posted By L.Adamson
Nothing better, than throwing that slider wide...

Nothing better, than throwing that slider wide open, just as you roll off the main runway on a hot day. It's just refreshing, refreshing, and refreshing!

Beats the **** out of suffocating...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,614
Posted By L.Adamson
If this pic works, I think the anti-splat would...

If this pic works, I think the anti-splat would have worked too. I would have much rather have had one installed, than how it ended up. However, they were not quite on sale...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-24-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By L.Adamson
There are lots of pictures on the net, that show...

There are lots of pictures on the net, that show the rear bulkheads, the weldment to hold the tail spring, and the aluminum bar stock that the horizontal stabilizer bolts too. For the standard 6A's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,286
Posted By L.Adamson
If possible, I'd get a step drill, file, and...

If possible, I'd get a step drill, file, and vacuum cleaner in there.....before I'd take the panel out. Two holes, and file, or even a small grinder wheel on a dremel tool.
Forum: Safety 07-16-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,009
Posted By L.Adamson
Quite a number of CFIT accidents, that I'm aware...

Quite a number of CFIT accidents, that I'm aware of, is just a case of very dark nights, in mountainous areas. There was no intention of even flying in IMC.
Forum: Safety 07-15-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,009
Posted By L.Adamson
Right off the top of my head, I have a file on...

Right off the top of my head, I have a file on two CFITs that involved CFI's. They didn't have color moving map GPS with terrain data bases either. Naturally, since these areas weren't too far way, I...
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