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Forum: Rocket 01-25-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By swaneymj
Talking Maybe we can get F1 Boss to chime in. The oldest...

Maybe we can get F1 Boss to chime in. The oldest copy of the F1 Sample Flight Manual I have is REV 2.17, 4 Jan 2002, but it has the quoted limits. Agree it doesn't make sense. For normal...
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,334
Posted By swaneymj
Team Rocket F1

Team Rocket F1
Forum: Rocket 01-14-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By swaneymj
I haven't tried inverted flight with a low fuel...

I haven't tried inverted flight with a low fuel state in my Rocket, but other posts in this forum show the flop tube probably works down to about 3 gallons in RVs. There is usually a flapper door in...
Forum: Rocket 01-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,883
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks. I may have to look into them. I've had...

Thanks. I may have to look into them. I've had a couple of failures with my Aveo Engineering LED Landing/Taxi lights. They no longer make them.
Forum: Rocket 12-29-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,883
Posted By swaneymj
Danny, I keep coming back to look at your panel. ...

Danny, I keep coming back to look at your panel. I love it! What a great setup. I see you have FlyLeds. What did you put in the wingtips?
Thanks,
Mark
Forum: Rocket 12-28-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,883
Posted By swaneymj
Looks simply amazing! Nice job. :D

Looks simply amazing! Nice job. :D
Forum: Rocket 10-20-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By swaneymj
Huh? Think you left something out.

Huh? Think you left something out.
Forum: Rocket 09-17-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 216,879
Posted By swaneymj
very nice!! :cool:

very nice!! :cool:
Forum: Rocket 07-25-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By swaneymj
If they're full feathering props, they're...

If they're full feathering props, they're probably not what you want.
Forum: Rocket 07-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By swaneymj
I followed the plans but always wondered why the...

I followed the plans but always wondered why the master cylinders couldn't be mounted 180 out? :confused:
Forum: Rocket 07-22-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,303
Posted By swaneymj
I had a negative experience with Falcon several...

I had a negative experience with Falcon several years ago, so I won't go back to them. I've been working with Zach at Scott Sky Smith Insurance for many years (and several aircraft). They query...
Forum: Rocket 07-18-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By swaneymj
Smile I had the same problem just recently on my F1. I...

I had the same problem just recently on my F1. I have a Matco parking brake installed and mounted just under the center of the instrument panel. That made it the high point of the system. I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks Denver. Other than needing to do a bit...

Thanks Denver. Other than needing to do a bit more autopilot tuning due to trim alerts, I've been successful at both RNAV and ILS coupled approaches too. I just really wish I had installed the...
Forum: Rocket 05-21-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By swaneymj
Here are a few comments on aerobatics copied from...

Here are a few comments on aerobatics copied from the old F1 Forum archives just for reference and safety:
1. Also note if you’re going to be doing aero work on a regular basis it would be prudent...
Forum: Rocket 05-20-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By swaneymj
From the assembly manual: 2.2.2 Aerobatic...

From the assembly manual:
2.2.2 Aerobatic Maneuvers

Aerobatic maneuvers are permitted within the following limitations:
Aircraft weight not to exceed 2000 lbs, G limits are +6/-3
Aft C of G limit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks Rick & Mark. It's still not very clear at...

Thanks Rick & Mark. It's still not very clear at what point the VNAV function will allow you to fly a descent with the autopilot, except for at the FAF. I finally finished some mods to my Rocket...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By swaneymj
I'm still a bit confused with this discussion and...

I'm still a bit confused with this discussion and have experienced the same problem as RV8medic. We have essentially the same equipment, but I have a GNS430W instead of a 650. Lateral tracking with...
Forum: Rocket 07-12-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By swaneymj
Talking Hey Ron, as Vince says, the speed slope canopy...

Hey Ron, as Vince says, the speed slope canopy installation is pretty well detailed in Chapter 3C of the F1 Assembly Manual (REV 2.27 15 Oct 2003). The canopy bow location is covered on page...
Forum: Rocket 06-04-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,412
Posted By swaneymj
I didn't realize that. I'll have a chat with...

I didn't realize that. I'll have a chat with Nigel in the morning. :D
Forum: Rocket 06-04-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,412
Posted By swaneymj
Adam, when are you arriving in Mojave?

Adam, when are you arriving in Mojave?
Forum: Rocket 05-16-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 80,103
Posted By swaneymj
For N76TR I've installed a Garmin GNS330ES. The...

For N76TR I've installed a Garmin GNS330ES. The Dynon remote was not available at the time I did my panel.
Forum: Rocket 01-28-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,739
Posted By swaneymj
Thumbs up Wow. Thats a nice, clean panel with all the...

Wow. Thats a nice, clean panel with all the goodies. I like it. I'd add a strip of LEDs under the glare shield for some additional night lighting. There are times it's nice to have some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By swaneymj
Good ideas. I've got to go check the plane, but...

Good ideas. I've got to go check the plane, but previously I had an interesting problem where the pin I used for the alternator field and assigned to switch 1 was continuously powered and wouldn't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks. I haven't talked to Chad for a few...

Thanks. I haven't talked to Chad for a few years, but the last time is when he explained that they would no longer provide any support for the VP-50/100/200.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By swaneymj
Question Vertical Power VP-100 Alternator Current Fault

I've had a recent issue with my (obsolete) VP-100. I'm getting an ALT OVR CURRENT fault. If I acknowledge the fault, the display shows the amperage is well below 20 and I have a PlanePower 60 amp...
Forum: Rocket 07-29-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,861
Posted By swaneymj
Thumbs up Woo-hoo! Way to go. :cool:

Woo-hoo! Way to go. :cool:
Forum: Rocket 07-15-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,861
Posted By swaneymj
:D Awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing it...

:D Awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing it at OSH.
Forum: Rocket 06-22-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
Posted By swaneymj
Hey Lee, you can easily fly a 3 or 4 leg GPS...

Hey Lee, you can easily fly a 3 or 4 leg GPS course (several times at different airspeeds) while recording groundspeed and track from a GPS. Pop those numbers in an Excel spreadsheet and it will...
Forum: Rocket 05-01-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 80,103
Posted By swaneymj
Red face I made a blister on the left gear leg that seems...

I made a blister on the left gear leg that seems to work okay, but I still see the prop at times. It's displayed on one of my Dynon Skyview displays. What kind of camera did you use? The...
Forum: Rocket 05-01-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 80,103
Posted By swaneymj
I like it! Where did you mount the camera?

I like it! Where did you mount the camera?
Forum: Rocket 11-30-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,376
Posted By swaneymj
Bottom of the horizontal stab. As far as the...

Bottom of the horizontal stab.

As far as the stall break, it could be related to CG as well. Many aircraft will not have a nose down pitch that cannot be arrested with a forward CG. The stall is...
Forum: Rocket 11-30-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,376
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks Vern. We saw similar results on an RV-8,...

Thanks Vern. We saw similar results on an RV-8, and the owner came to the conclusion the VGs were of little value other than slowing you down in cruise. :eek: I'll see if I can get him to post...
Forum: Rocket 08-26-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,741
Posted By swaneymj
Brad, Where can I find Tom Berge's slide valve. ...

Brad,
Where can I find Tom Berge's slide valve. I haven't been successful in locating the source.
Thanks.
Forum: Rocket 08-14-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 80,103
Posted By swaneymj
I'm very happy with the PMA-4000. Great audio...

I'm very happy with the PMA-4000. Great audio panel/intercom. I was even able to install a separate volume control in the rear seat. Perfect for any tandem aircraft! :D:D:D
Forum: Rocket 08-13-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 80,103
Posted By swaneymj
Finally getting around to posting a panel pic. ...

Finally getting around to posting a panel pic. Finished the Rocket construction in early DEC 2015. Still trying to sort out a few...
Forum: Rocket 06-26-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 216,879
Posted By swaneymj
Cool F1 Rocket N76TR

Only 15+ years to get to this point! ...
Forum: Rocket 11-11-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks Mark. We have some friends who just moved...

Thanks Mark. We have some friends who just moved to Boerne. We might have to come and visit.
Forum: Rocket 11-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By swaneymj
F1 Aerobatic Wt and CG

Hey guys, I didn't get a response on the Team Rocket forums, so I'm trying here. I'm putting my flight manual together for the DER getting ready for first flight. Looking at the sample F1 manual it...
Forum: Rocket 05-20-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,475
Posted By swaneymj
Cool I wrote to Lord about aerobatic mounts for my F1...

I wrote to Lord about aerobatic mounts for my F1 a few years ago (2007) and received this info from Paul Snyder:
The J-9613-12 is used for straight and level flying and the J-7764-31 is for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By swaneymj
Hey Jesse. Your a genius. It worked just like...

Hey Jesse. Your a genius. It worked just like you said. Thanks a million!!! :D
Bill, thanks for your input too!! Now I can move on and get this thing finished.
Mark Swaney
F-1 Rocket N76TR
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks. I'm headed to the airport right now.

Thanks. I'm headed to the airport right now.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By swaneymj
I have the standard RV flap motor wired through...

I have the standard RV flap motor wired through the VP-100 using an external flap switch (momentary up/down). I triple-checked the grounding of the switch works correctly. I can get the flaps to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By swaneymj
Question VP-100 Flap Programming

Anyone out there that could help with a VP-100 Flap programming issue? I'm still trying to get my initial installation to work and following the Installation Manual I end up getting a Flap Disable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,670
Posted By swaneymj
Question Looks like they took their forums down, too,...

Looks like they took their forums down, too, although that wasn't specifically mentioned in their newsletter. As an orphaned VP-100 owner I have the same concerns. I hope this isn't signs of things...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-09-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,750
Posted By swaneymj
Thanks Tom. I made one of those trips with Jim. ...

Thanks Tom. I made one of those trips with Jim. He flew his 6A and I flew his RV-3. It was interesting seeing your company. Hope to see you again when I get my F1 Rocket flying.

Mark Swaney
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,750
Posted By swaneymj
Jim Ayers and his passenger, Craig Templeton,...

Jim Ayers and his passenger, Craig Templeton, were killed in a crash last Saturday in Jim's HRII at Oxnard, CA. Jim attended many events at Oshkosh and Sun-and-Fun. He was an MT Prop distributor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,714
Posted By swaneymj
I have a question not related to the failures. ...

I have a question not related to the failures. With a single ElectroAir system, have most folks run the spark plug wires to the bottom plugs on all cylinders?
Thanks,
Mark S.
Forum: Rocket 02-20-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,075
Posted By swaneymj
Wolfgang Meyn built a supercharged F1 Evo. I...

Wolfgang Meyn built a supercharged F1 Evo. I believe it was a Vortec Supercharger. N104RX. I think he sold it, but I can't remember who has it now.
Forum: Rocket 01-25-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By swaneymj
The only challenge there is where to put the...

The only challenge there is where to put the push-to-talk switch for a pilot flying in the rear seat.
Forum: Rocket 01-24-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By swaneymj
Yes, the F1 kit came with a rear stick and rudder...

Yes, the F1 kit came with a rear stick and rudder pedals.
Forum: Rocket 12-30-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 216,879
Posted By swaneymj
Hey NickB, Take a look at the FAQ section on the...

Hey NickB,
Take a look at the FAQ section on the Team Rocket blog (http://www.teamrocketaircraft.com/faq/index.html). It may answer a lot of your questions. Check out Vince Frazier's FAQ section,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,733
Posted By swaneymj
Vertical Power VP-100 Discontinued, VP-50???

I need some advice from folks flying Vertical Power VP-100's or VP-50's. Vertical Power announced their new VPX, which only works with an AFS, GRT or MGL EFIS. At the same time, they have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,814
Posted By swaneymj
I don't have one of these, but it's on my...

I don't have one of these, but it's on my Christmas list. See Rod Bower Aviation's Tire Balancer and Bearing Packer at:
http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.htm
Mark S.
Forum: Rocket 09-12-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,978
Posted By swaneymj
prporter, You might try looking at their web...

prporter,
You might try looking at their web sites for the information you're seeking:
http://www.teamrocketaircraft.com/f1qb/f1qb.html
http://www.harmonrocket.com/
Mark
Forum: Reviews 11-19-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,162
Posted By swaneymj
Since there has been so much negative said about...

Since there has been so much negative said about the ATC on this forum, I thought I'd chime in with my limited experience. I purchased a refurbished ATC unit about 2 weeks ago on sale. So far it...
Forum: Rocket 09-08-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,102
Posted By swaneymj
Smokey, the SW cooler for the Rocket is the...

Smokey, the SW cooler for the Rocket is the 10611R. At least that was the recommendation from the F1 group. But, as you said, it's $$$$. The Spruce price is already $20 higher than I paid 6 months...
Forum: Rocket 09-08-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,995
Posted By swaneymj
Sorry I'm jumping in late on this forum thread. ...

Sorry I'm jumping in late on this forum thread. I made my origianl reply on the Matronics list, since the posting was on both, and didn't realize this is where the discussion ended up.

Although...
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