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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Northernliving
FS: Stock Vans Tailwheel and Fork

Removed after ~100 hours of flight from an RV8. Will likely fit other (non-a!) models. Includes Vans stock fork, wheel, caps and axle bolt/nut. Stripped, clean and ready for paint.

$40/bro...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,742
Posted By Northernliving
Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that...

Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that nut/cotter pin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By Northernliving
The Aviation X was first launched in 1998 - it's...

The Aviation X was first launched in 1998 - it's now a 20+ year old design. The A20's were first launched in 2010 and was updated in 2015, so it's design is a good 10-15 years newer. The A20 has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Northernliving
Just build a Stratux. I think I built mine for...

Just build a Stratux. I think I built mine for $100 or so with a battery that lasts 5-6 hours. I now use it as a backup should my Dynon let me down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbVkAWvxQrA
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,148
Posted By Northernliving
That is amazing for those that haven't seen it.

That is amazing for those that haven't seen it.
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks for the PIREP. I need to improve my heat...

Thanks for the PIREP. I need to improve my heat before the cold wx arrives. Wondering if I should add something like this in series to what I already have ore replace. I assume that you replaced...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-03-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Northernliving
I have a complete tailwheel from an RV8; tire and...

I have a complete tailwheel from an RV8; tire and fork with about 100 hours on it. All paint has been removed from the fork and its ready to prime/paint. Make me a reasonable offer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,539
Posted By Northernliving
+1 on that one. I like to hear the N-number and...

+1 on that one. I like to hear the N-number and then also see them on the screen - with the N-number. N-number and field position is the best, IMO. Colors can be second guessed, especially if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,905
Posted By Northernliving
I also have a lifetime for Dynon maps and FlyQ. ...

I also have a lifetime for Dynon maps and FlyQ. Seattle just seems to be adding all kinds of nice features and upgrades to FlyQ all the time, and now the web interface. Really like the flight...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,893
Posted By Northernliving
"Tire Kickers" can turn into buyers. I'm an...

"Tire Kickers" can turn into buyers. I'm an example of one. Thanks to the many people that talked to me on the phone trying to sell me their plane. I learned a lot and finally bought one that was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,676
Posted By Northernliving
These appear to be a pretty good price for new...

These appear to be a pretty good price for new discs -...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Northernliving
I have one.

Yes, $50 shipped USPS priority. Please send me an email by clicking on my ID.

Brian
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Northernliving
Well, I missed the software update and I updated...

Well, I missed the software update and I updated my maps and obstacle database base this morning and flew it for 2.5 hours. It got my to Martha's Vineyard, and back w/out any event, so installing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,834
Posted By Northernliving
MzeroA Did a nice video on their new glass...

MzeroA Did a nice video on their new glass cockpit that is Garmin-less. It's a Dynon Skyview HDX with an Avidyne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfAxIR99UuA&t=11s

I fly behind a Skyview, but did...
Forum: Reviews 09-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,917
Posted By Northernliving
No data while idle. I picked up one of the ODB2...

No data while idle.

I picked up one of the ODB2 hotspots from AT&T last year with unlimited data for $20/month. I bridged to a more powerful router/hotspot and the guys in the hangar to the left...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Northernliving
Put the battery on the firewall.

Put the battery on the firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,665
Posted By Northernliving
46in. Same as the S20 and the RV14. Now back...

46in. Same as the S20 and the RV14. Now back to the RV15!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Northernliving
Glad you found the problem. I also seem to...

Glad you found the problem. I also seem to recall that transponder firmware updates had a separate/manual process.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Northernliving
Others have done it

Brent Owens did the speed slope canopy on his -8. I'm pretty sure he had to modify the baggage door. Details are on his build site.

http://www.mykitlog.com/owens

Also pictured...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Northernliving
Low RPM, Two Stage

Get a good two stage with an 1725rpm motor and you will be much better off (quiet and high CFM). The compressor will run around 750rpm, so it will sound like one of the old Listers; quietly thumping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By Northernliving
I flew to OSH on July 8th and stayed at the...

I flew to OSH on July 8th and stayed at the Hilton on the field. Doesn't get much better than taxi/parking at the hotel in your "RV." Enjoyed a nice quiet day at the museum the following day...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,568
Posted By Northernliving
Found an answer to my...

Found an answer to my question.
https://www.skydesigns.aero/rv-8-alu...l-landing-gear

$1k seems like a lot to polish them. Overall, nice to see and good price.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,568
Posted By Northernliving
They look nice from the photo, Gary. What are...

They look nice from the photo, Gary. What are they getting for them?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,905
Posted By Northernliving
Thumbs up for Fly-Q

About 4 years ago, I tried FF, Fly-Q and Garmin's Pilot product and ended up with Fly-Q. Garmin was surprisingly clunky. I just found it to be simpler and more intuitive for me. I also didn't like...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Northernliving
What Turner said x10

What Turner said x10
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,167
Posted By Northernliving
Move the event to AZ in February? :)

Move the event to AZ in February? :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,921
Posted By Northernliving
I purchased my -8. It's pretty light at 1012#...

I purchased my -8. It's pretty light at 1012# emty. I'm 6-2, 205 # and rode in the back for 8 hours home after purchasing it since I wasn't able to fly it yet. Absolutely no issues with Van's...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By Northernliving
My experience with Dynon service has been second...

My experience with Dynon service has been second to none. Glad to see they made it right and squared with their misstep.
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,495
Posted By Northernliving
Speed

Interesting. I wonder if they are as fast as hydraulics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,654
Posted By Northernliving
Company account

Find someone with a commercial Fed Ex or UPS account and reimburse them. The cost will be a fraction of that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,764
Posted By Northernliving
Strange

That seems very strange that it's over 2x. Something doesn't add up. Make sure you are talking to the right person there. PM or email me if you want the phone number of the rep that I worked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,764
Posted By Northernliving
Shocking

These prices you are being quoted a shocking. I had about 200 hours of logged total time and 100 hours of tail wheel when I got my quote for $1484.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,764
Posted By Northernliving
Find a new insurance company!

I'm a low time pilot and my total costs for my -8(tail wheel) is $1484 w/70k on the hull. Call Leah Ringeisen Gallagher Aviation. You seriously need to find a new insurance company.

Go for the...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,414
Posted By Northernliving
Perhaps more work than it's worth at this point,...

Perhaps more work than it's worth at this point, but wonder if you could find a lab to test the material. Scary to think that it might have come your fuel supplier and if so, how many other planes...
Forum: Northeast 06-25-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By Northernliving
Second for Sky Manor N40

A second for Sky Manor - N40. Restaurant is great, and there are a couple of RV's based there. We stopped on our way back to KORH from Myrtle Beach this past April and it was very nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,535
Posted By Northernliving
Amazing

Mark, you plane looks amazing. These almost don't look like photos! Are they real???? Wow.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,410
Posted By Northernliving
A big thumbs up for the AntiSplat gust...

A big thumbs up for the AntiSplat gust lock.

https://antisplataero.com/products/ultimate-gust-lock
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By Northernliving
Peter, my story was similar to yours; PPL in 1989...

Peter, my story was similar to yours; PPL in 1989 when I was 24, then job moves around the country, family and 3 kids in private colleges grounded my aviation dreams with the exception of an hour or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,058
Posted By Northernliving
Generous people

I had just this. I used an RV6 for free, and an RV8 for free for my transition training. 2 hours in each. They were filled with fuel when I took them out, and I filled them when I returned them. I...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 05-12-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,974
Posted By Northernliving
One more to add

I can add a close friend to that list killed by power lines; in a known/familiar area. Walker was a 13k US Navy trained Delta captain. No one is immune. Fly smart and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,101
Posted By Northernliving
Build/buy what you want and are comfortable...

Build/buy what you want and are comfortable flying. Flying a tail wheel isn't hard provided you get some good instruction. I learned to fly in a J-3. I also flew a Citabria for several years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,130
Posted By Northernliving
Strangely enough, the tax rich state of...

Strangely enough, the tax rich state of (T)Massachusetts charges no sales tax on aircraft. We pretty much get the stick on everything else!

No sales tax was amazing to me, as was the $5 FAA...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,460
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks Tom. So no additional panel switches for...

Thanks Tom. So no additional panel switches for either Surefly or PMag? I can just use my L/R Keyed ignition/starter switch? They both seem pretty easy to install. I like the internal power in the...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,460
Posted By Northernliving
Keith, What were the advantages/disadvantages...

Keith, What were the advantages/disadvantages over a PMag? Interested in replacing one of my mags and would appreciate pros/cons of the PMag vs the Surefly.

Brian
Forum: Southeast 04-14-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,567
Posted By Northernliving
Yeah Mike. It's on our short list, and my...

Yeah Mike. It's on our short list, and my current RV was born in Texas! Enjoyed living in the Midwest and in the South for a period of time during my career. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting wonderful...
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,567
Posted By Northernliving
Our "budgets" can't change by more than 2.5% per...

Our "budgets" can't change by more than 2.5% per year (prop 2 1/2), but that doesn't stop the loopholes from sliding through and the taxes going along for the ride. No caps on anything.

Enjoying...
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,567
Posted By Northernliving
My taxes have more than doubled west of Boston in...

My taxes have more than doubled west of Boston in the past 10 years. 10% seems like a deal!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,473
Posted By Northernliving
I just upgraded my non-cell 256gb ipad pro 9.7...

I just upgraded my non-cell 256gb ipad pro 9.7 with an ipad pro 10.5 512gb cell. I used BOTH Foreflight and FlyQ EFB by Seatle avionics for a year before ditching Foreflight and using FlyQ. I also...
Forum: ADS-B 04-13-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,048
Posted By Northernliving
I'm mounting the delta pop fin on the bottom - at...

I'm mounting the delta pop fin on the bottom - at least 2 ft from the transponder antenna.
Forum: ADS-B 04-13-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,048
Posted By Northernliving
Is anyone else having trouble getting a Dynon...

Is anyone else having trouble getting a Dynon SV-ADSB-472? Seems that Dynon must be having trouble with their supplier. I've had one on order from Aircraft Spruce for a while, and the date just...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,422
Posted By Northernliving
The Dynon install manual says that ADS-B and...

The Dynon install manual says that ADS-B and transponder should be 2ft or more in separation. Page 347 or Section 14-9 of this manual. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,278
Posted By Northernliving
Ditching

Not sure if this qualifies as "ditching" but it was a forced semi-off field landing with a "successful" outcome. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,486
Posted By Northernliving
Ditto Greg. I'm also using the Blue Sea. ...

Ditto Greg. I'm also using the Blue Sea. Amazon's price is 2/3 of what others are charging.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-18-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,401
Posted By Northernliving
Very nice write up, Vince. Thanks for sharing;...

Very nice write up, Vince. Thanks for sharing; especially for those that didn't get to know Jim. Appears to have touched many. Sounds like a guy I would have loved to have known.

May Jim rest in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,468
Posted By Northernliving
There are still significantly more RV6's flying...

There are still significantly more RV6's flying than any other model, so I'm not sure what the definition of "most popular" is. Perhaps there are more sold and still under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By Northernliving
There are different opinions, but if you want to...

There are different opinions, but if you want to use a tender/float state charger, use one from the approved list.
http://www.odysseybattery.com/documents/ODYSSEY_approved_12V_chargers.pdf

I seem to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By Northernliving
Derek, Congrats on buying Bob's -8. That was the...

Derek, Congrats on buying Bob's -8. That was the first -8 that I flew in back in 2013 off a small grass strip in Ireland south of Dublin right on the Irish Sea. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By Northernliving
I learned to fly in a cub 30 years ago and then...

I learned to fly in a cub 30 years ago and then recently had a reasonable amount of Citabria time before transitioning to an -8. Most of my time was TW time. I've never flown a -4, but did dual in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Northernliving
Perhaps I don't have the right expectations, but...

Perhaps I don't have the right expectations, but I consider 3-4 years from a AGM/Lead Acid battery about par. I end up replacing them in my cars and trucks at the 4 year mark, almost to the...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,225
Posted By Northernliving
Performance?

Bob, any additional performance numbers on the prop?

Thanks, Brian
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-08-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,008
Posted By Northernliving
Let us know how they work out!

Let us know how they work out!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,008
Posted By Northernliving
Dale, I was really asking Terry as I didn't...

Dale, I was really asking Terry as I didn't originally see that in his post with the terrific photos (looked again and it's there). However, what's a "Bender baffle" I have the van's style cooler...
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