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Forum: ADS-B 07-04-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,413
Posted By DougCronkhite
Just a reminder the report uses UTC for it's...

Just a reminder the report uses UTC for it's time. If you flew in the late afternoon, it COULD be under the next day's reporting.. I had this happen to me yesterday. I selected July 3rd, but it was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By DougCronkhite
Still amazed by this airplane!

Quick little story about my 8..

I hadn't flown it in 7 months, between being deployed to Afghanistan, and needing to get the ADS-B stuff done when I got home.. Anyway.. EchoUAT + SkyFX EXT...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,494
Posted By DougCronkhite
I lowered mine to 1300 and almost instantly...

I lowered mine to 1300 and almost instantly started getting pressure alt showing in the app.
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,494
Posted By DougCronkhite
Flew mine today and got the dreaded Baro Failure...

Flew mine today and got the dreaded Baro Failure message on my report, so I'm guessing I'll need to lower the threshold values. I don't mind the little bit of trial and error adjustments.. The...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,130
Posted By DougCronkhite
In my younger days, I had to get out of a...

In my younger days, I had to get out of a friend's Pitts that had an airframe failure.. It was surprisingly easy to decide to get out.. We weren't going to make it home IN the plane, so this was the...
Forum: ADS-B 05-22-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By DougCronkhite
I spoke at length with Shane at uAvionix today...

I spoke at length with Shane at uAvionix today and got the info I needed. The MUX is not required, but can help resolve some situations where you might get failed reports.

Specifically, if you fly a...
Forum: ADS-B 05-21-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,453
Posted By DougCronkhite
Curious.. uAvionix sells the MUX cable for...

Curious..

uAvionix sells the MUX cable for GTX327 support, but I've seen people say the cable isn't necessary. What's the pros/cons of hardwiring the transponder vs sniffing? Just trying to figure...
Forum: ADS-B 05-18-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,453
Posted By DougCronkhite
Are your connections easy enough to manage when...

Are your connections easy enough to manage when you have to remove that inspection panel say for a CI? This seems like the easiest way for me to mount it up in my 8..
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-28-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,573
Posted By DougCronkhite
If I remember correctly that was actually a...

If I remember correctly that was actually a problem with the engine exhaust creating strange airflow around the tail..
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-27-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,039
Posted By DougCronkhite
I don't think Vans is going to deliver on this...

I don't think Vans is going to deliver on this one.. Just doesn't seem in their nature to do a high-wing airplane..

S-21 is my next airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,361
Posted By DougCronkhite
It costs a million just to put together a true...

It costs a million just to put together a true race Merlin engine..

Sport class is awesome, with a lot of guys over 350mph now.. Fastest RV this year is an RV-8 at 277mph qualifying speed..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,880
Posted By DougCronkhite
Is it available to the public yet?

Is it available to the public yet?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-06-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,264
Posted By DougCronkhite
Word is Rans now has nearly 130 orders for the...

Word is Rans now has nearly 130 orders for the S-21.. There is definitely demand for this kind of airplane.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-08-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,264
Posted By DougCronkhite
Out at our work site in Arizona, the local flight...

Out at our work site in Arizona, the local flight school has a diesel 172 they use for training.. It's DEAD QUIET compared to the other 172's in their fleet. Seriously in agreement here with you.. A...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-08-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,264
Posted By DougCronkhite
Rans has sold so many S-21s their orders today...

Rans has sold so many S-21s their orders today are going to ship in 12-15 months.. I still think Vans is REALLY missing the boat on the high-wing STOL-ish market. I would order a kit TODAY if Van's...
Forum: ADS-B 07-26-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By DougCronkhite
Well.. the info came from Paul at Uavionix at...

Well.. the info came from Paul at Uavionix at Oshkosh..
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By DougCronkhite
Just heard from a friend that the SkyBeacon and...

Just heard from a friend that the SkyBeacon and TailBeacon are going to be updated to 1090ES sometime in the future!! Apparently there will be updates available for existing units as well.
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,533
Posted By DougCronkhite
I'm kind of hoping Uavionix comes out with a 1090...

I'm kind of hoping Uavionix comes out with a 1090 version of their tail beacon.. I want to do some flying in Mexico, so the 978 stuff just doesn't work for me (I think).
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By DougCronkhite
On mine, I have them full forward. They'll hit...

On mine, I have them full forward. They'll hit the firewall if I'm full deflection and need to use the brakes, but I kind of figured if I'm at full rudder and NEED the brakes I'm already in way too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,846
Posted By DougCronkhite
One wonders when you see an airplane like that...

One wonders when you see an airplane like that how an inspector signed it off?
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By DougCronkhite
I really wish I could use the Tail Beacon in my...

I really wish I could use the Tail Beacon in my 8, but I want to be able to fly down to Mexico, and it doesn't seem like these will meet those requirements. :-/
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By DougCronkhite
Climbed at 80kts?? Yikes. I generally climb at...

Climbed at 80kts?? Yikes. I generally climb at 120mph mostly to give me a decent look ahead of me in the climb.. heh.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By DougCronkhite
1) I'd probably throw the inspector a tip or pay...

1) I'd probably throw the inspector a tip or pay him for his time unless he's a really close friend, in which case I'd buy him dinner or a few beers :)
If nothing else, you're letting him know you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,648
Posted By DougCronkhite
S-21 Outbound will be my next airplane unless...

S-21 Outbound will be my next airplane unless Van's announces a high-wing STOL-ish RV..
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,996
Posted By DougCronkhite
San Felipe is one of my favorite places to...

San Felipe is one of my favorite places to vacation in Baja.. How is the runway there? As many times as I've visited that little city, I've never checked out the airport. Los Cabos and Mulege are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,526
Posted By DougCronkhite
Yeah.. I'm finding my biggest problem on landing...

Yeah.. I'm finding my biggest problem on landing is when I bring the tail down and it's not straight. I like your idea of moving the chains inboard at the rudder.

Interesting technique on the skip...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,058
Posted By DougCronkhite
I just switched my RV8 over to a Catto 3 blade.....

I just switched my RV8 over to a Catto 3 blade.. 66x77 from the Sensenich 72x85 FP aluminum..

Takeoff performance feels about the same.. Maybe a little stronger now. Both pulled about 2300 on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,526
Posted By DougCronkhite
I spent 10 hours with Mike Seager in his RV-7...

I spent 10 hours with Mike Seager in his RV-7 before I flew my RV-8.. Worth every penny..

One thing he definitely impressed upon me though, was the time in the 7 gave me the skills to go LEARN the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 238,617
Posted By DougCronkhite
http://www.northropgrumman.com/Photos/pgM_HU-40005...

http://www.northropgrumman.com/Photos/pgM_HU-40005_007.jpg

I fly this for my day job..
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By DougCronkhite
Did you already have a WAAS antenna in the...

Did you already have a WAAS antenna in the airplane? I don't, so I have to do something that includes WAAS, and my other issue is I need 1090 since I plan to do some flying into Mexico.. So my...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,529
Posted By DougCronkhite
Where do you find pricing like this? Pretty sure...

Where do you find pricing like this? Pretty sure I'm going with the ESG for my RV-8
Forum: California 02-05-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By DougCronkhite
My 8 is at Chuck Hall Aviation at KRNM (Ramona)

My 8 is at Chuck Hall Aviation at KRNM (Ramona)
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,041
Posted By DougCronkhite
Yep.. I've been in the habit of a complete...

Yep.. I've been in the habit of a complete pre-flight, and then a thorough post-flight inspection.. Just gives me peace of mind and double the chance of finding something.. Can't hurt!
Forum: Propellers 01-25-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By DougCronkhite
Hopefully we can hook up when I get my new...

Hopefully we can hook up when I get my new Catto.. I'm over at Chuck Hall..
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989
Posted By DougCronkhite
Starting to think keeping my airplane IFR...

Starting to think keeping my airplane IFR certified just isn't worth the money considering how little I fly IFR
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989
Posted By DougCronkhite
What's the cost these days to do this upgrade? I...

What's the cost these days to do this upgrade? I have a older non-waas 430 as well..
Forum: Propellers 01-11-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By DougCronkhite
Roy, I was under the impression the HRT was only...

Roy, I was under the impression the HRT was only for 200+ hp engines..
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By DougCronkhite
Thanks for the replies.. I have the Sensenich FP...

Thanks for the replies.. I have the Sensenich FP right now. I spend 8 months out the country per year roughly so time isn't a pressing thing.. I still have the OEM price available from Vans, but I...
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By DougCronkhite
C/S Prop - Best Pricing?

Anyone know who has the best pricing on either the Hartzell Blended or Whirlwind 200RV prop? Also curious on availability. I'm told the WW is a LONG wait.. Is that true of the Hartzell as well?

Thx..
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 26,208
Posted By DougCronkhite
Tried to send you a PM and it shows your mailbox...

Tried to send you a PM and it shows your mailbox is full..

dcronkhite@gmail.com

Thanks!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,826
Posted By DougCronkhite
Is the feel on landing any different, or are they...

Is the feel on landing any different, or are they still the hippity hoppity skippity feel of the stock legs?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-04-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 165,353
Posted By DougCronkhite
A refresh of the RV-8 with the tube landing gear...

A refresh of the RV-8 with the tube landing gear instead of the flat gear would be cool.. BUT..

If Van's did a high-wing STOL-ish airplane.. I'd have real trouble resisting it.
Forum: Reviews 10-26-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,302
Posted By DougCronkhite
Heh.. the approach to landing at his home field...

Heh.. the approach to landing at his home field is entertaining to say the least! I had a blast flying with Mike for sure!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,923
Posted By DougCronkhite
I'll probably grab one of your links when I get...

I'll probably grab one of your links when I get home in March.
Forum: GPS 09-17-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,309
Posted By DougCronkhite
Steve, I realize this is a very old thread, but...

Steve,

I realize this is a very old thread, but I can't seem to update my 496 using the WebUpdater. The device goes into "loader" mode immediately when I select "Update" and the updater then cannot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,923
Posted By DougCronkhite
Chains or RV Rocket Steering Link?

My 8 currently has chains on it.. but the previous owner purchased the RV Rocket steering link and tie-down control arm but never installed it? Any recommendation on either?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 68,542
Posted By DougCronkhite
He absolutely is! I felt like I was really...

He absolutely is! I felt like I was really abusing his RV-7 at times, but he remained cool and collected and educating the entire time. I will say after spending 3 days with Mike that my initial...
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,952
Posted By DougCronkhite
Do you need to be 200+ hp to run this prop? Is...

Do you need to be 200+ hp to run this prop? Is 180 enough or should I look at the standard 200RV?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 68,542
Posted By DougCronkhite
Ultimately what did it for me was to improve my...

Ultimately what did it for me was to improve my scan during the flare and look down the side of the nose a bit to get a better altitude reference. I'm still by no means relaxed and nailing every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,706
Posted By DougCronkhite
I'm planning on flying up on the 13th and staying...

I'm planning on flying up on the 13th and staying through until Monday morning (17th). That's assuming the current weather holds (looks good for that).
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,990
Posted By DougCronkhite
Finally flew N188LC today after spending 10 hours...

Finally flew N188LC today after spending 10 hours with Mike Seager.. Zero issues to report other than it took me 3 tries to get a sqeaker wheel landing.. Even with 40 pounds of weight in the aft...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 68,542
Posted By DougCronkhite
I've been struggling with landing 2' in the air...

I've been struggling with landing 2' in the air during my transition training. It's frustrating because I feel like I'm just repeating my mistakes. I can't seem to find a good reference to my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By DougCronkhite
Yeah.. Definitely go through the baggage floor.....

Yeah.. Definitely go through the baggage floor.. Way easier.to get to links that way..
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By DougCronkhite
I haven't.. I just installed the links to move...

I haven't.. I just installed the links to move the pedals forward. At this point, I barely fit in the airplane (6'5" tall, 275 pounds). I've ordered the tall pilot option and will be moving the seat...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By DougCronkhite
My 8 has ground adjustable pedals.. I would...

My 8 has ground adjustable pedals.. I would prefer as far forward as possible but the last position has the pedals hitting the firewall at full travel leaving no room for brake application in this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,014
Posted By DougCronkhite
Is there a way I can do these upgrades myself?...

Is there a way I can do these upgrades myself? I'm several versions old on both my GTX327 and GNS430 software.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 68,542
Posted By DougCronkhite
Read this whole thread. Glad I'm going to fly...

Read this whole thread. Glad I'm going to fly with Mike Seager a bunch before I try and fly my 8. I've only got about 20 hours recent tailwheel time in a Citabria.. but I couldn't resist the RV8 when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,990
Posted By DougCronkhite
I'm heading up to fly with Mike Seager when I get...

I'm heading up to fly with Mike Seager when I get home in a month. Can't wait!
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,554
Posted By DougCronkhite
Mine is running 2.09.. I guess I'll be looking to...

Mine is running 2.09.. I guess I'll be looking to update it once I'm home from Afghanistan..

I also have the GNS430 and GPSMap496 in my RV.. but Garmin wants $5k to update the 430 to a 430W.. Seems...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,790
Posted By DougCronkhite
Just ordered one of Bruce's covers for N188LC...

Just ordered one of Bruce's covers for N188LC today for when I'm not inside the hangar for the night..

He's running a 10% discount right now for Oshkosh.. Coupon code is BOSH18
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,837
Posted By DougCronkhite
Great news, Bob! Between that and an HP-24 kit, I...

Great news, Bob! Between that and an HP-24 kit, I think you could get a lot of my money in the next couple years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,837
Posted By DougCronkhite
The guys that make the HP-24 sailplane kit have...

The guys that make the HP-24 sailplane kit have been working on a full carbon tapered RV-8 wing.. I don't know if they plan to produce it or not, but the first assembled internal structure (no skins)...
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