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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By woxofswa
“What do you guys do when taxiing and it is...

“What do you guys do when taxiing and it is really hot?”

It’s really a three stage process.

1. Rotate fan switch to “High”.

2. Flip compressor switch to “on”

3. Bask in cool refreshing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By woxofswa
Dibs if there’s any parts left.

Dibs if there’s any parts left.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,657
Posted By woxofswa
Flew a Flying Samaritan’s trip to Baja Mexico. ...

Flew a Flying Samaritan’s trip to Baja Mexico.
Departed Mulegé this morning in ankle deep muck during a brief respite in heavy rain. There is no replacement for displacement.
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By woxofswa
I live in AZ 15 mins from KPHX. My airplane is at...

I live in AZ 15 mins from KPHX. My airplane is at KFFZ. I’m happy to do demos. I have to warn you though, my stick grips were fashioned out of a Boeing 737 yoke so they might be quite foreign to...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By woxofswa
Very well done! I don’t know that I have ever...

Very well done! I don’t know that I have ever met a couple more immersed together in a build project. You both are very lucky and I wish years of pleasure and satisfaction from one of the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By woxofswa
Composing a Kitplanes article as we speak about...

Composing a Kitplanes article as we speak about the vent Bnut leak and a relatively easy to fabricate tool that can check/fix the problem rather easily.
Forum: California 10-26-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/

https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,284
Posted By woxofswa
Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes...

Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes article soon about that very endeavor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,614
Posted By woxofswa
I use the PC680. I buy them on a corporate...

I use the PC680. I buy them on a corporate account at Batteries Plus.
I swapped mine at 4 years 500 hours as a precautionary move. When idle I usually keep mine plugged in to a smart...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By woxofswa
That is a known issue. A fellow in our area...

That is a known issue. A fellow in our area engineered a special tool that allows you to fix that through the sender hole. I’ll forward a copy of your post to him.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By woxofswa
The Fly Idaho book is a treasure trove. Wish...

The Fly Idaho book is a treasure trove. Wish there was an Arizona edition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,357
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/...

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/august/29/gps-testing-to-degrade-signal?utm_source=epilot&utm_medium=email
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,357
Posted By woxofswa
I think we have an issue of semantics, and I...

I think we have an issue of semantics, and I should have been more clear I guess. Of course transport category airliners use GPS, but NOT AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF ENROUTE NAVIGATION. The primary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,357
Posted By woxofswa
Airlines don’t use GPS for enroute navigation. ...

Airlines don’t use GPS for enroute navigation. Shutting down the system would have little to no effect on airline travel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By woxofswa
I used 1/4 closed cell foam covered by a $10...

I used 1/4 closed cell foam covered by a $10 Walmart yoga mat.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,437
Posted By woxofswa
I’m old school. I have a quality Marine cig...

I’m old school. I have a quality Marine cig lighter with a two port adapter.
In my road kit I have a tire inflator, an air mattress inflator and a spotlight all with cig plugs and I’ve used all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By woxofswa
Bought mine last week from a high volume shop and...

Bought mine last week from a high volume shop and it was still stacked in the corner fresh off the truck. Hadn’t even made it to the shelf yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By woxofswa
X/C 20/50 has no such date that I could find, but...

X/C 20/50 has no such date that I could find, but my glasses were in the airplane and wifey was letting me know she was ready to go.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,022
Posted By woxofswa
For those who used LPV for your precision...

For those who used LPV for your precision approach for your IFR ticket ride, what were your two non-precision approaches to complete the three required?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,022
Posted By woxofswa
“ILS and LPV approaches are essentially...

“ILS and LPV approaches are essentially equal”

Out in the real world I would agree, but the question all boils down to the PTS/ACS of the IFR rating. It says precision and by definition, the only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,022
Posted By woxofswa
LPV approaches are not technically “precision...

LPV approaches are not technically “precision approaches”.
Neither are RNP Lnav/Vnav approaches gaining popularity in the airline word.
The lowest mínima still come from ILS precision approaches....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By woxofswa
Check the ground on the mag, but be careful with...

Check the ground on the mag, but be careful with the prop because if the ground wire has broken, the mag is hot (active).
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,494
Posted By woxofswa
Cool, but not much use in AZ. Just had a buddy...

Cool, but not much use in AZ. Just had a buddy sell one for that very reason. As a teen, I worked as a line boy at an FBO in Idaho in the late 70’s. I got invited to join a demo ride that my boss...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,494
Posted By woxofswa
I would take a crowbar to my wallet right away,...

I would take a crowbar to my wallet right away, like first ten orders, for either a 6 place RV10/Vans 206 with a turbo 540 or something nostalgic with perhaps a Rotec radial. I really like the...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By woxofswa
Very easy. Small 1/4 inch drive socket set will...

Very easy. Small 1/4 inch drive socket set will do it. 3/8 and 7/16 from memory and matching open end wrenches. I like stubbies. About 5 mins for vertical and 10 for the horizontal. Experienced...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,835
Posted By woxofswa
I second the universality. My wings were not...

I second the universality. My wings were not matched to my center section and fit perfectly.

As a reference. About 10 years ago I paid the then legacy price for a set of QB wings that were...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,390
Posted By woxofswa
My apologies for misunderstanding. Note to self,...

My apologies for misunderstanding. Note to self, stop multitasking.

One thing I don’t understand that has been a recurring theme. People keep saying that the Aerosport overhead has low airflow....
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,390
Posted By woxofswa
//I wired my axial fan off the ‘high’...

//I wired my axial fan off the ‘high’ setting//

I would caution against that for several reasons.

1. The fan air is the least cool at the high setting.
2. The force of the air can be so strong...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,390
Posted By woxofswa
https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p61/myronnelso...

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p61/myronnelson/BF27CD13-1934-4110-B5E0-C689C24C9738_zps85ptfep3.jpeg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,901
Posted By woxofswa
This thread reminds me of a sign in my Dentists...

This thread reminds me of a sign in my Dentists office that reads.

“Flossing is only required for the teeth you want to keep.”

I heard a story one time about a divorcing couple where the husband...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,786
Posted By woxofswa
I took a picture at OSH of a lap seam of about 10...

I took a picture at OSH of a lap seam of about 10 rivets. From it you can see that the exposed edge was hastily cut and was never run on the scotch brite wheel. You can see individual cut marks,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By woxofswa
-My ex really knows how to push my buttons. -I...

-My ex really knows how to push my buttons.

-I think I’ll name it SpongeBob.

-Off to the land of misfit toys.

-The bank said that their agent was going to pick it up before the end of the day...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,944
Posted By woxofswa
>>the RV-10 goes fast between long paved...

>>the RV-10 goes fast between long paved airports, and in my opinion there is so much more to aviation than that.<<

I used to fly dirt strips for a living. I’ve got hundreds of hours in both 182’s...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By woxofswa
Get a broomstick longer than your covered piece...

Get a broomstick longer than your covered piece and start in a corner or end and wrap the plastic around the stick and keep working it off by rolling the stick across the piece.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By woxofswa
Dynon oil pressure

After 5 years and 600 hours, my Dynon SkyView oil pressure indication has gone a little wonky. For the first ten minutes or so it will spike several times to the full (high) pressure indication,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,785
Posted By woxofswa
I am very happy with these. Not the easiest to...

I am very happy with these. Not the easiest to put-on/take off but they hold great whilst still providing a little flex so the foils themselves don’t warp.
They’re all internal so no way you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,169
Posted By woxofswa
I am proud to sport the experimental branding. ...

I am proud to sport the experimental branding. It’s a trophy that is hard earned. I fly a lot of new acquaintances on Samaritan’s trips and nobody has expressed concern or hesitation about it.
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By woxofswa
ADS-B precip depiction (map) weather is NEXRAD. ...

ADS-B precip depiction (map) weather is NEXRAD. Same feed the controllers and internet apps get.
Some displays tweak it a bit resolution wise but it all comes from the same central source which is...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By woxofswa
Kelly and I launched from neighboring airports...

Kelly and I launched from neighboring airports and ended up right next to each other for the second time in a row and we never coordinated a thing. See you soon Bob.
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By woxofswa
First of all, I wouldn’t bother with the...

First of all, I wouldn’t bother with the retaining bolts, unless the tips are quite loose which I doubt. The inner main tip is always going to be hotter than the outer extension tip. I’ve used them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By woxofswa
The first 512 times the tour helicopter overflies...

The first 512 times the tour helicopter overflies HBC, its all about the cool atmosphere. The second 512 times, it’s mildly annoying. The third 512 times, (nap time midweek) you’re scouring the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By woxofswa
“A sea of RV’s” And an odd duck Maule. ...

“A sea of RV’s”

And an odd duck Maule.

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2018/07/24/experimental-maule/
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,074
Posted By woxofswa
In 2014 I took my then new RV10 to Oshkosh with...

In 2014 I took my then new RV10 to Oshkosh with about 60 hours on it.
That is about a 2500 mile round trip. I did not have a single issue at all the entire trip. I gave the airplane a near...
Forum: Safety 05-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,042
Posted By woxofswa
Just arm chair theorizing, but it seems to this...

Just arm chair theorizing, but it seems to this public schooled brain that for an RV or similar FG aircraft, whether it flips or not, it’s going to transition to the same position. Assuming...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By woxofswa
Hey Karl, The way your fleet is growing, you’ll...

Hey Karl,

The way your fleet is growing, you’ll soon be in the annual a month club.
When I was initially planning my build, (about the time I flew with you), Blue Mountain and Chelton were all...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By woxofswa
I went down the right side. I split pvc pipe in...

I went down the right side. I split pvc pipe in half to make a horizontal knock out channel on the back panel of the cargo hold for the hose to pass to get behind the bulkhead to the shelf. It just...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By woxofswa
It tightens the space around the filter a bit but...

It tightens the space around the filter a bit but it’s still rather easy to extract and replace the oil filter without having to move anything. (IO-540)
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-30-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,741
Posted By woxofswa
Appreciate the kind comments.

Appreciate the kind comments.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-29-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,741
Posted By woxofswa
We’re all pilots

http://flash.avweb.com/blogs/insider/LAX-24L-A-Runway-With-a-Tragic-History-232680-1.html?zkPrintable=true
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By woxofswa
I was in Mulege and Lopez Mateos last week for a...

I was in Mulege and Lopez Mateos last week for a Samaritan’s trip.
We cleared and exited at Guaymas and then crossed the gulf. Fuel was about $4.00 gal cash pesos.
Rumor was that San Felipe...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By woxofswa
Airflow systems A/C is pretty much c/g neutral...

Airflow systems A/C is pretty much c/g neutral but the middle condenser would rule out the motopod.
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By woxofswa
I appreciate the input. I have two hangars. ...

I appreciate the input. I have two hangars. The home base one is flat with nothing more than a door track to negotiate. I’ve been using a simple tow bar there with little issue other than...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By woxofswa
Rv10 Tug

After almost five years of flying the RV10, yesterday I got the pleasure of pulling it into its new vacation home hangar for the first time. There is a slight upslope into the hangar from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,217
Posted By woxofswa
Sorry, couldn’t resist. ...

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

https://youtu.be/GFYf42UE9gk
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By woxofswa
At Copperstate a few years ago I was chatting...

At Copperstate a few years ago I was chatting with a fellow who told me that he bought a brand new Cirrus from the factory and then sold it a year later and bought a nice used RV10. He then said...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-30-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,774
Posted By woxofswa
I love the new tech and innovation and wish...

I love the new tech and innovation and wish everyone involved the best of luck.

One quick point of reference. A comment was made about 100ll in Mexico.
It just so happens that for the past two...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By woxofswa
I have a knockout in the upper aft bulkhead piece...

I have a knockout in the upper aft bulkhead piece that transitions via a fiberglass channel to the blower intake. A frame juts out two inches and then gets covered by a headliner piece that Velcro’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,308
Posted By woxofswa
When I was deciding this question 10 years ago, I...

When I was deciding this question 10 years ago, I installed a marine grade conventional cigarette type plug and then i use a two port USB adaptor plug within that. Two big advantages of the old...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-03-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,681
Posted By woxofswa
Take the opportunity to see the Secrets of the...

Take the opportunity to see the Secrets of the Grand Canyon IMAX movie at at at Tusayan (South Rim). One of the first IMAX’s ever filmed and still spectacular. I know it seems silly to go all the...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By woxofswa
I believe Dynon and SteinAir both sell the pitot...

I believe Dynon and SteinAir both sell the pitot static kits with the quick connects.
I think they’re all the same Safeair type fittings that Cleveland originally sold.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By woxofswa
As vital parts go, they are cheap and easy to...

As vital parts go, they are cheap and easy to swap. My advise is to replace it and then keep the old one that you know still works in your flyaway kit. That way you have a spare of the correct model...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By woxofswa
I’ve replaced both pitch and roll, but it’s not a...

I’ve replaced both pitch and roll, but it’s not a big deal. Yes you need to remove the servo but getting access is pretty simple. Which hole you use is immaterial as when you are finished, you’ll go...
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