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Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-12-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By gciampa
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By gciampa
The finance folks are looking at comps on...

The finance folks are looking at comps on Barnstomers, Trade-a-plane, GlobalPlaneSearch and Controller.

Naturally, the prices are widely divergent based on age, quality and equipment;

I have had...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By gciampa
Smile Recent SOLD RV-7's, IFR, Glass - Comps

Hey folks,

I am in the process of pre-approval for financing of an RV7; I see a few RV-7/7A's for sale on VAF, BS, Controller, Trade-a-plane.

If you know of a recent sold RV7, IFR, Glass, 10 out...
Forum: Rocket 02-03-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By gciampa
Thumbs up Saweet, VAF is awesome,

Bill,

PM on the way, awesome! 8A7 is just down the road, I am at KTTA, Sanford.....

In fact, I drove through Mocksville yesterday morning on the way back from 4TN3

Thanks
Forum: Rocket 02-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By gciampa
F1 Rocket around NC, Tour of the "front office"

Hey folks,

I was wondering if there were any F1's around the NC area that would be willing to give me a nickel tour of the "front office", so to speak?

In the due diligence process of buying a...
Forum: Southeast 04-21-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,887
Posted By gciampa
Evening, Send me a PM, there are three or four...

Evening,

Send me a PM, there are three or four RV's on the field.

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,303
Posted By gciampa
Hilarious - Too Funny, I make myself laugh

So,

I read the subject line of this thread, "IPAD weight and balance" and thought to myself...

"Really, is there some RV driver out there that has an IPAD and wants to recalculate W&B because of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,414
Posted By gciampa
The instance I was eluding to was a flight of 8...

The instance I was eluding to was a flight of 8 F4-D's flying across the North Atlantic, one of the crew ended up with injuries that required hospitilization.

We were using O2 w/our masks fully...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,414
Posted By gciampa
re: Fuel Flow: In general, my FF reads a tick...

re: Fuel Flow: In general, my FF reads a tick higher than actual, perhaps a few tenths per hour. I am running an O-360, normal cruise I set EGT around 1400 on the leanest cylinder, around 10GPH on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,414
Posted By gciampa
Hey folks, Yes, I was on O2 as per the...

Hey folks,

Yes, I was on O2 as per the regulations. I ended up stair stepping from 12,000, to FL180, then FL200, then FL220 while on O2 to minimize the effects of decompression and evolved nitrogen....
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,414
Posted By gciampa
Talking RV-7 Service Ceiling - FL 220 Today

All,

while flying back home today, D38 to KTTA decided to test the service ceiling on N269MC;

FL 220 was easily attained, 300 FPM from FL 200 to FL220. Decided the service ceiling for the pilot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,640
Posted By gciampa
Dennis, Congratulations...happy flying and...

Dennis,

Congratulations...happy flying and looking forward to beating around the pattern with you in the near future.

Of course, no low approaches at 200kts, left-closed patterns or shooting down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,682
Posted By gciampa
FAA Changes to FOI, ATP and FE Exams

Folks,

passing along a note for the archives (I did not find any previous threads) that the FAA has released a new set of question banks for:

Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI), Airline Transport...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By gciampa
I seem to have an issue with the front bow seal...

I seem to have an issue with the front bow seal keeping rain from running inside the canopy onto the glare shield. If you have a set of seals that work, it would be great to see a few pics of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,260
Posted By gciampa
Evening, the thread and post about being...

Evening,

the thread and post about being cautious and maininting SA is very appropriate. The only thing I'll add is using FlightWatch.

I know that sometimes FlightWatch is a PITA to reach them,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Posted By gciampa
Wink I purchased and installed one last Oct, 2010; I...

I purchased and installed one last Oct, 2010; I have about 60 hours on the plane since that time *without* any issues.

The stock Vans tail wheel bearings exploded on my, so, I purchased the DJM...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,803
Posted By gciampa
IPAD In-flight testing - Glare a problem?!?

All,

I recently was able to borrow and IPAD for testing, using both ForeFlight and IEFB from FlightGuide. The applications are GREAT, in fact, perfect for my purposes. The only issue is the glare on...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,089
Posted By gciampa
Yes and No .... Yes, you can fly a practice...

Yes and No ....

Yes, you can fly a practice instrument procedure under VFR conditions, as long as you comply with the published airspace and WX restrictions, Class B, C, D or E requirements...
Forum: Southeast 01-28-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By gciampa
Greg, when you are ready, I'd love to do some...

Greg,

when you are ready, I'd love to do some side-by-side comparisons on power settings, speed, and fuel flow.

KTTA, N269MC, http://g-forceaviation.net/;
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By gciampa
I read the title of this thread and thought to...

I read the title of this thread and thought to myself...

"Self, is that a euphmisim for a personal problem?"

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,432
Posted By gciampa
Cold Start Technique - O-360 - Posting for posterity

Hey folks,

Over the past few weeks, with the temperatures dipping into the 20's overnight, I've been searching for best practices on starting my O-360 with the morning temperatures below freezing....
Forum: Propellers 12-28-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,989
Posted By gciampa
Talking The primary reason for the shorter prop for the...

The primary reason for the shorter prop for the taildragger is for reserve distance between the prop and runway during a botched wheel landing.

In a normal taxi, takeoff and three-point landing...
Forum: Southeast 12-27-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By gciampa
Greg, related to this, I regularly fly into KDKX...

Greg,

related to this, I regularly fly into KDKX and park on the ramp. However, this past week, due to WX, I asked for inside parking. The Knoxville Airport Authority charged $40 per night to hangar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By gciampa
A mime is a terrible think to waist.... :)

A mime is a terrible think to waist.... :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By gciampa
Question Water Landing, Ditching, Tip-Up, On or Off

Hey folks,

I was reading this thread regarding ditching:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=12771

and there did not seem to be a clear consensus about the best course of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,123
Posted By gciampa
A friend of mine helped re-model the vans stock...

A friend of mine helped re-model the vans stock intersection fairings.

Essentially, we glassed the fairings to the wheelpants and then split the fairing vertically, along the same axis as the wheel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,038
Posted By gciampa
You may want to contact the SafeAir folks, they...

You may want to contact the SafeAir folks, they may have the specifications that you need for their extended range tanks:

http://www.safeair1.com/HWA_Top.htm

Gary
Forum: Safety 12-04-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,000
Posted By gciampa
How about a positive, constructive addition to...

How about a positive, constructive addition to the thread:

AC90-89A (http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aircraft/media/ac90-89a.pdf)

Chapters 2, 3 and 4 for suggestions and safety...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,736
Posted By gciampa
Talking Found a Lycoming Service Letter that describes...

Found a Lycoming Service Letter that describes the issues for Active and InActive aircraft:

Lycoming Service Letter 180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,310
Posted By gciampa
I work with some folks who are Apple bigots (I...

I work with some folks who are Apple bigots (I mean that in a fond way). Their thoughts are that the Ipad 2011 (we think around Feb/Mar 2011) will have a few upgrades:

* camera
* new IOS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,310
Posted By gciampa
I was evaluating the FlightGuide IEFB support a...

I was evaluating the FlightGuide IEFB support a few weeks ago with a borrowed IPAD. It worked exceptionally well.

In chatting with FlightGuide, they are in the final stages of announcing a GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By gciampa
Mine does as well, but, the wifee always makes me...

Mine does as well, but, the wifee always makes me stop after an hour, because she gets a cramp in her legs from seating on the luggage.

:-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,726
Posted By gciampa
Great Minds.... Are you a DEM or REPUB?

Great Minds....

Are you a DEM or REPUB?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,726
Posted By gciampa
Mark, flattery will get you no where.......

Mark,

flattery will get you no where.... :)

Check out a few pics of N 2 6 9 M C:

N269MC Profile (http://poitras.org/gallery2/v/gciampa/N269MC/n269mc_profile_pilot.jpg.html)

N269MC Panel...
Forum: Propellers 07-25-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,712
Posted By gciampa
Talking Ok, now you guys are just showing off....gee...

Ok, now you guys are just showing off....gee thanks, now in addition to the prop I need to add smoke....

Oh well..so much for the anniversary vacation!

Grazie
Forum: Propellers 07-23-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,712
Posted By gciampa
200RV Prop - Aerobatics

Hey Folks,

In looking at WhirlWind Avaition props, it appears the 200C is optimized for aerobatics. I do NOT see the same language for the 200RV.

Would the 200RV be suitable for light aerobatics,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,539
Posted By gciampa
Talking I purchased the MINI GUM DVR back in March, $24...

I purchased the MINI GUM DVR back in March, $24 bucks on ebay:

Here are a few videos, one with the camera mounted on the tail looking forward, and the second with the camera taped to the pitot...
Forum: Florida (South) 06-18-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By gciampa
You can contact the folks at...

You can contact the folks at http://2bumsaircraftinc.com/, X26, Sebastian they will be happy to assist.

They specialize in RV's and Rockets and assorted other projects.

They helped w/ N269MC:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By gciampa
Red face He skates, he shoots, he scores! ;) I am nearly...

He skates, he shoots, he scores! ;)

I am nearly sure this is exactly the cause.....I have a slight over-rev condition, 100-150 RPM's during T/O and have yet to adjust the governor stop limit or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By gciampa
Wheel Landing - Forward Moment during landing

Hey folks, here's a query, poser, ponder:

During wheel landings I have observed what I will characterize as a forward moment, or seemingly forward moment at the point of tochdown, when I pull the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,243
Posted By gciampa
Talking Amazing, this *exact* thing happened to me on...

Amazing,

this *exact* thing happened to me on Saturday afternoon doing some local flying and aerobatics. Made for a bit of apprehension, since I did not know the cause until after landing....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By gciampa
Brian, I used the GNS-430W page, which has the...

Brian,

I used the GNS-430W page, which has the CDI scale, along with the backup compass, airspeed and altimeter round gauges, as I was on a GPS approach.

Alternately, I could have used the backup...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By gciampa
Brian, I have the AF-3500 and took my IFR...

Brian,

I have the AF-3500 and took my IFR checkride w/out any issues. I might suggest you chat w/ Rob at Advanced to see how best to handle.

The CFR's do NOT require TSO certification for IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,934
Posted By gciampa
The best method I've found is the O-360, works...

The best method I've found is the O-360, works every time. :-)

W/ my former IO-360:

Throttle cracked a bit;
Mixture cut-off;
Boost pump for 1-2 seconds;
Crank and ease mixture forward after a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By gciampa
I installed the JDAir Tailwheel after about 125...

I installed the JDAir Tailwheel after about 125 hours of flying with the standard Vans spring kit. I am VERY pleased with the handling improvements. Much more positive control on the ground.

Quick...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 842
Posted By gciampa
RV-7 - A little fun in the sun

Hey folks,

took a couple of videos of recent flights, sliced and diced to music....

http://ncblueskyaviation.com/n269mc/

Videos in both quicktime and media player formats...cheers..

The video...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 89,214
Posted By gciampa
N269MC 1. serial number was NOT available 2. my...

N269MC

1. serial number was NOT available
2. my initials, GC did NOT roll off the tongue very well
3. my wife's initials, did NOT roll off the tongue very well

MC - my son's initials

TWO SIX...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,907
Posted By gciampa
Thanks Folks, the article was very helpful! I...

Thanks Folks, the article was very helpful! I appreciate the responses and concerns.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,907
Posted By gciampa
Advice Needed: scattering ashes from an RV-7 Tip-UP

Folks,

The father of a friend of mine passed away and his father's request was that his ashes be scattered over a local lake.

Is there a techique or advice on the best method to accoplish this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,161
Posted By gciampa
This one on ebay looks similar, w/ a 4GB...

This one on ebay looks similar, w/ a 4GB card...free shipping:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By gciampa
Merry Christmas to Me - JDAir and Bogert Bar

Hey folks,

so my wife asked me what I wanted from Christmas and I said, "nothing", I already have everything I want "you"....so that got me lot-o-brownie points :)!!!

I digress, anyway, two really...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By gciampa
Ken, and to answer the question about tire...

Ken,

and to answer the question about tire clearance, yes, you have to trim the wheel pants to ensure uniform clearance between the wheel pant and tires.

Otherwise, *when* the tire flexes on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By gciampa
Yes, a number of folks drill a hole opposite the...

Yes, a number of folks drill a hole opposite the valve stem for just this purpose. I drilled a 3/4 inch hole and bought an aluminum cap from the local Aircraft Certified Equipment supplier.

Also,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By gciampa
Great Flying the RV.... My son and I went up...

Great Flying the RV....

My son and I went up yesterday around sunset, short field takeoff, climb over the field to 3K, a couple of loops, rolls, spin, cuban eight and a few hammerheads for good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-03-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 603,808
Posted By gciampa
Smile N269MC - Paint Design by Blue Sky Aviation, Oak...

N269MC - Paint Design by Blue Sky Aviation, Oak Island, NC: N269MC Gallery (http://poitras.org/gallery2/v/gciampa/N269MC/)

http://poitras.org/gallery2/d/34032-2/n269mc_profile_pilot.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV 12-02-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By gciampa
I can recommend Blue Sky Aviation, KSUT, Oak...

I can recommend Blue Sky Aviation, KSUT, Oak Island NC. I am picking up my RV7 this week fresh from the paint shop.

Contact Brian Strong, 910-457-1039, tell him Gary sent you :-)

We have had...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,938
Posted By gciampa
thanks.....all good information, the twit...

thanks.....all good information, the twit pictures of the K2 in landscape mode appear to be readable/usable.

I will have to see about laying my hands on one for a test;

I went by B&N a fews ago,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,938
Posted By gciampa
Kindle 2 versus Kindle DX

Hey folks,

looking at the threads related to the Kindle, seems there are pro and cons associated witht he Kindle line; Question for those folks that have used both the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX:

Does...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By gciampa
The folks at http://2bumsaircraft.com/index.html...

The folks at http://2bumsaircraft.com/index.html can help you out. Sebastian, FL, contact John Cargill, 919.605.8222;

Cheers,

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By gciampa
You may want to contact the folks at Two Bums...

You may want to contact the folks at Two Bums Aircraft, X26, Sebastian. Nathan Riquad, nathanr@2bumsaircraft.com

Like the commercial says, funny name, amazing results. :-)

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,015
Posted By gciampa
My FAB (slightly modified) tried to ruin my airplane

I had the same issue with the FAB. Ended up making an aluminum backing plate inside that could be used as an attach point for solid rivets.

I would recommend calling Vans and asking for a SB, along...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By gciampa
AeroComposites - 3-Blade - TMX-O-360

Thank you!

I generally cruise about 0.5 inch below maximum MP at any given cruise altitude, 2350 RPM and ROP about 25-50 degrees seems to give me the best cruise performance, fuel flow 10.5 GPH,...
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