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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By andrewtac
I hadn't heard of it and was keeping an open...

I hadn't heard of it and was keeping an open mind. I have a bit of training over the years, both academic and in airplanes. I find most all of it fascinating. I am always open to something new,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By andrewtac
I, I think as well as the others, was only asking...

I, I think as well as the others, was only asking out of curiosity as I have not heard of E3. Sorry if I offended you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By andrewtac
What things? Besides the side step maneuver.

What things? Besides the side step maneuver.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,115
Posted By andrewtac
Can't comment in 2008; but you are probably...

Can't comment in 2008; but you are probably accurate. Much of the folks who are consumers of GA derive income from aviation; and the hit to the industry will be on par with 911.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-06-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By andrewtac
pm sent, qb stuff

pm sent, qb stuff
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By andrewtac
Stop and go, tail wheel; unless someone is close...

Stop and go, tail wheel; unless someone is close in the pattern then maybe a touch roll and go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By andrewtac
You can prime outside (open air no paint booth...

You can prime outside (open air no paint booth required).
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By andrewtac
Mine was quick once it went to shipping (twice...

Mine was quick once it went to shipping (twice recently). I think a day or two.
Forum: Primers 02-13-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By andrewtac
That is what I am doing, part of the reason was I...

That is what I am doing, part of the reason was I have an older kit that had some corrosion that needed treatment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,573
Posted By andrewtac
I keep seeing post saying all you can see in the...

I keep seeing post saying all you can see in the backseat of an 8 is the person's head in the front seat. A cockpit mapping will show that is far from reality, also unless you are in the flare you...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,628
Posted By andrewtac
Interested in the flight test data, more cruise...

Interested in the flight test data, more cruise and climb. I like the design of the lights and was considering for my build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,573
Posted By andrewtac
I think what most mean by stable platform is...

I think what most mean by stable platform is heavy on the controls. RVs are very nimble and very light control force is required to displace the airplane (compared to other GA aircraft). RVs are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,573
Posted By andrewtac
More room in the backseat of an 8, and better vis...

More room in the backseat of an 8, and better vis than side by side. I have an 8, looked at 7/8. I prefer tandem for the he fun stuff.
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 571,955
Posted By andrewtac
Getting started, hopefully picture comes...

Getting started, hopefully picture comes through
https://ibb.co/SfmPyqQ

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-b8MmQkV/0/b37284b7/L/i-b8MmQkV-L.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,184
Posted By andrewtac
Knowing what they know now, they might have...

Knowing what they know now, they might have decided to do a clean sheet design, rather than relying on the proven results of the 737.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By andrewtac
come on, it is just hands on the towel racks and...

come on, it is just hands on the towel racks and it would fly itself
Forum: GPS 01-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,180
Posted By andrewtac
anyone doing it for experimental (self install),...

anyone doing it for experimental (self install), also 635?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By andrewtac
This and more. All the wing cares about is AoA. ...

This and more. All the wing cares about is AoA. Best glide, max endurance, max range all flown at constant AoA. In light airplanes that weight doesn't vary much an airspeed is close enough, but it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-24-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By andrewtac
Which cables are you talking about? It is all...

Which cables are you talking about? It is all push/pull rods. There is a cable on tail wheels (or chains), if these broke you could use diff brakes, however I'd pick somewhere without a cross...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,608
Posted By andrewtac
not the same comparison, maybe seatbelts

not the same comparison, maybe seatbelts
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By andrewtac
My wife is scared in my 8. I wanted a 10, and...

My wife is scared in my 8. I wanted a 10, and thought I'd show it to her hoped she'd want to travel in it with me. The smallness, and bubble canopy are contributing factors. Most all of it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By andrewtac
The only thing a wing cares about is AoA. You...

The only thing a wing cares about is AoA. You can go slower than stall speed and not stall and can be well above stall speed and stall. These stalls will be at the same AoA.

The readability...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By andrewtac
The picture looks like they included something...

The picture looks like they included something extra in the box. Maybe that is something they used to test the module.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By andrewtac
when I installed the trutrac autotrim it was a...

when I installed the trutrac autotrim it was a module that went between the control head and the servo. It also had two wires to the trim motor, and one to an led indicator light. I wired it...
Forum: Reviews 01-20-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By andrewtac
recognizing Nancy and Van's parts

Recently acquired an RV10 tail kit with a few items missing, kit is from 2003. Anyways, I have been a mess trying to account for everything, cross-reference, compare what I have in stock at the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By andrewtac
40133.....

40133.....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By andrewtac
New to me RV10 kit and old blue plastice, heat gun helps a ton

I recently given an RV10 tail kit from a friend of a friend, very grateful. I was wanting to start one for a bit, this made it easy. Anyways, it is from 2003 and the blue plastic is still on most...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-16-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By andrewtac
If you can go south to Houston Bruce Bohannon is...

If you can go south to Houston Bruce Bohannon is outstanding.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,497
Posted By andrewtac
Saw a few post on commercial and mil aircraft...

Saw a few post on commercial and mil aircraft being IAS limited, IAS down low and becomes a mach limit at higher altitudes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By andrewtac
S10 I think, got the latest one 6 months ago,...

S10 I think, got the latest one 6 months ago, don't remember. I have an Asus too, and also a one plus phone; all ocasionally have a hiccup. They aren't meant to run 24/7/365. It doesn't always...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By andrewtac
I went with an Android pad, because of the...

I went with an Android pad, because of the requirement to get a cell capable iPad in order to get a gps chip (even though activation not required); just something that irritated me about apple. I...
Forum: Northeast 01-11-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By andrewtac
This, best instructor, and pilot I have flown...

This, best instructor, and pilot I have flown with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By andrewtac
That is how I read it, just looked at it. I am...

That is how I read it, just looked at it. I am relatively new to EAB. I have seen numerous posting on here warning about 51% and repairmen cert (along with registration problems) when folks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,213
Posted By andrewtac
Does this get high enough to level it for...

Does this get high enough to level it for weighing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,744
Posted By andrewtac
Bought an 8 and just getting started on a 10. I...

Bought an 8 and just getting started on a 10. I am almost always solo, but want the 10 as my retirement plane to travel in. They all can accommodate more fuel (either by your own design or after...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By andrewtac
Lurking here (RV8) but just started a 10. ...

Lurking here (RV8) but just started a 10. Anyways, familiar with the airline stabilized approach criteria (that pays the bills). However in my previous career we flew whatever speed necessary to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By andrewtac
AFS4500 no audio

I have an AFS4500, recently added an intercomm with switched inputs (pm3000) and the amx-2a to run some audio inputs. I have the transponder, gtn, and landing height controller all giving me audio...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By andrewtac
They have a 25% discount for the ahrs and...

They have a 25% discount for the ahrs and display; if you send in your old ones. I am on the fence, still debating on just starting over with the panel. There are several other things I'd like to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-11-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By andrewtac
Then two switches and four breakers. I think...

Then two switches and four breakers. I think DPST. Trying to minimize new additions to the panel. I agree 4 breaker switches would be awkward. Haven't committed yet, still thinking about what to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-10-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By andrewtac
CPI2 wiring question

I am planning on purchasing a CPI-2 kit for my RV-8 soon. It has an IO-360 with slick mags, about 400 hours TT. I plan on a dual board with two coil packs. I am going to pull the panel apart for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By andrewtac
It will not be near exhaust, based on where the...

It will not be near exhaust, based on where the wires are at it is going to be close to upper left side of the firewall. Thanks for the help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By andrewtac
What do I wrap the cube with? Getting ready to...

What do I wrap the cube with? Getting ready to put one in (builder had one but removed after it failed, wiring is still present and he gave me the fuel line).
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By andrewtac
Thanks, I will check everything. The linkage has...

Thanks, I will check everything. The linkage has torque check on everything; it looks like nothing has moved.
Forum: Propellers 11-15-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By andrewtac
That is what I assumed, thanks. Learning how all...

That is what I assumed, thanks. Learning how all this works.
Forum: Propellers 11-15-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By andrewtac
What are these nuts for? Hartz CS

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbvnxz8mryv21ey/PhotoPictureResizer_191115_085244888_crop_1140x1412.jpg?dl=0

What are the two safety wired screws for? Bottom two holes on same side empty and 4 on other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By andrewtac
Elevator travel more than max

Doing my conditional on my 8 I bought last year. Max up/down travel in the plans indicate 30/25. I put a protractor on it eyeballing it and measure 25 up and almost 30 down. My IA is going to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,443
Posted By andrewtac
Short field, full flaps 70ish short final, get...

Short field, full flaps 70ish short final, get down low, clear the fence at 65 knots slowing chop the power and land.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By andrewtac
I use a GTN 650 / GTX 345 and Garmin pilot on an...

I use a GTN 650 / GTX 345 and Garmin pilot on an andriod with the flight stream 510. It works well. It doesn't talk to the AFS4500, but I am going to get a 5400 at some point.
Forum: Autopilots 11-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,815
Posted By andrewtac
Voice only

Voice only
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,443
Posted By andrewtac
If he is in the envelope he is in the envelope. ...

If he is in the envelope he is in the envelope. Flying to the edge is still.in the envelope. There is margin beyond the edge. Even beyond is ok if you respect the airplane and don't do anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,723
Posted By andrewtac
me too, maybe we can install together

me too, maybe we can install together
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,723
Posted By andrewtac
Was looking at another one for experimental that...

Was looking at another one for experimental that was much higher; will try this one. Probably split one access panel and install on there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,858
Posted By andrewtac
Best one I heard was he is off your right side,...

Best one I heard was he is off your right side, about a hundred knots of closure; appr was talking to a small ga plane warning them about me on my way to my home field.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-26-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By andrewtac
I am looking at adding a heated as well, friend...

I am looking at adding a heated as well, friend of mine has done this on the inspection plate; very certain he split the plate so the pitot tube doesn’t need to come out during inspection plate...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,262
Posted By andrewtac
Bruce is an outstanding instructor, I’d send my...

Bruce is an outstanding instructor, I’d send my kids to him. He has an amazing ability to teach and understand what is actually happening with airplanes; not what someone else has told him what he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,238
Posted By andrewtac
I have gotten comments from slow movers with...

I have gotten comments from slow movers with students before, airborne. Irritated me, I was fully aware of them and adjusted my pattern. It does bother me when slower folks flying deep patterns get...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,203
Posted By andrewtac
I can’t remember the approximate ejection seat G,...

I can’t remember the approximate ejection seat G, but I believe it is in excess of 20g. We can take a pretty large spike, but for only a brief amount of time. It is a function of g and time that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,553
Posted By andrewtac
I am at Polly Ranch in Friendswood. There are a...

I am at Polly Ranch in Friendswood. There are a few air parks in the Houston area, but it seems like things never open up. I will live with my plane until I am no longer able to fly. I like living...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,325
Posted By andrewtac
Bought my 8, similar set up as some of the...

Bought my 8, similar set up as some of the others. The PO wired a kill switch under the panel that must be one for the HOTAS start button to work (top left). I like not having a hot starter, so I...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,553
Posted By andrewtac
Yep, what I was getting at. Flying with someone...

Yep, what I was getting at. Flying with someone the other day; max conserve. Was below blue line (both engines at about 28% torque); he was worried if we lost an engine we’d depart. Well no...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,553
Posted By andrewtac
Blue line is VYSE

Blue line is VYSE
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,845
Posted By andrewtac
Interested, sent a pm

Interested, sent a pm
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