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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,925
Posted By Gash
Here are two techniques you can try for...

Here are two techniques you can try for hammerheads in the RV-8. These both worked fine for me while flying in contests, and I never had any problems "flying over".

1. When flying the upline, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,925
Posted By Gash
Nice use of the 360 camera. I do the same thing...

Nice use of the 360 camera. I do the same thing to help me debrief my acro flights. I have a small suggestion that might help your snap roll. I see that you're simultaneously applying left rudder and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,925
Posted By Gash
Amen brutha! Monoplane snaps are a big deal to...

Amen brutha! Monoplane snaps are a big deal to get right, and there’s no faking them in front of real judges. I spent an entire day—2 tanks of gas—with Bill Stein sitting on the ground coaching me...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,644
Posted By Gash
Which wing do you have on the plane? I can't tell...

Which wing do you have on the plane? I can't tell from the photos. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,925
Posted By Gash
Ralph, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...

Ralph, I'm not sure what you're trying to say there. Ron is simply stating a well-known fact in the International Aerobatic Club, that Vans RV aircraft are very capable, safe and enjoyable to fly in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By Gash
Just a small correction. When soaring and trying...

Just a small correction. When soaring and trying to climb in thermals, you should fly at your min sink airspeed, not best glide (L/D max). Min sink speed is slightly slower than best glide. There's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,511
Posted By Gash
Nasty, the steak dinner is on me next time. I...

Nasty, the steak dinner is on me next time. I think you bought all the drinks last time I saw you in Fort Lauderdale!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,511
Posted By Gash
At an uncontrolled airport, there is no right of...

At an uncontrolled airport, there is no right of way for somebody who just exited a runway. Landing aircraft clear the runway, hold short of the taxiway, and then wait for any other aircraft that are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Thank you for that reply Mahlon. I love it when I...

Thank you for that reply Mahlon. I love it when I can get valuable education here for the price of my annual VAF donation. That was excellent!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,483
Posted By Gash
First solo in a Schweitzer SGS-233 glider at the...

First solo in a Schweitzer SGS-233 glider at the US Air Force Academy, June 1987. We did take offs behind the tow plane on pavement, and then landed on a giant unmarked grass field. A year later I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 26,007
Posted By Gash
Just go to Costco, everybody's doing it there.

Just go to Costco, everybody's doing it there.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-06-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Cookie, that was a great explanation! Thanks for...

Cookie, that was a great explanation! Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Excellent Video on Kitplanes: Shops and Shop Spaces

I just watched a great video on Kitplanes, "Virtual Roundtable: Shops and Shop Spaces (https://www.kitplanes.com/kitplanes-virtual-round-table-shops-and-shop-spaces/#comment-182839)". These guys put...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Gash
I would just like to say, thank you for referring...

I would just like to say, thank you for referring to it correctly as a condition inspection. When people call them "conditional" inspections, it's like nails on the chalkboard to me. :)
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gash
Thanks Koupster, that's the same balancer I have...

Thanks Koupster, that's the same balancer I have so I should be good to go right out of the box.

And Gusmax! That dynamic balancer is really cool. I already have the same Dynavibe prop balancer. I...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gash
Hmmm...didn't think about the hub size. I'll...

Hmmm...didn't think about the hub size. I'll probably just fabricate my own hub sleeve to make it fit.
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gash
How are your tires after you did the balance?...

How are your tires after you did the balance? Shimmy gone?

I bought a Harbor Freight wheel balancer to use next time I swap out tires. I'm hoping it's worth the effort...can't hurt I suppose.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-25-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Gash
Talking "35 years old, eating a steady diet of government...

"35 years old, eating a steady diet of government cheese, thrice divorced, and living in a van down by the river! Well I'm here to tell you that you're probably gonna find out as you go out there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By Gash
Have you checked out iPad Pilot News...

Have you checked out iPad Pilot News (https://ipadpilotnews.com/)? I think this is a really good iPad related website for pilots. Lots of tips and tricks, and they give equal time to many different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gash
http://halie.com/oDj.png

http://halie.com/oDj.png
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gash
What autopilot issues are you having? Mine tracks...

What autopilot issues are you having? Mine tracks LPV vertical and lateral steering perfectly (as long as I'm stabilized and on speed at the FAF). I've never had a problem with Dynon autopilots in 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,146
Posted By Gash
Things I've learned about going fast and the need...

Things I've learned about going fast and the need for all the thrust you can trust:

1. Speed is life.

2. While in the air, if you have time to think about: girlfriend, golf, food, or whiskey,...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,470
Posted By Gash
Good video. Thanks for sharing this Vac.

Good video. Thanks for sharing this Vac.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Gash
Before and After Red Cube Relocation

Here's my data from before, and after relocating the red cube. This data is from the same route flown between Arizona and Wyoming on different days. This sample is from the exact same altitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Gash
Same problem here

I had the same problem with very erratic fuel flow indications in my RV-14A, especially at higher altitudes where I like to fly in the mountain west. I finally got fed up with it and moved the red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Thank you! It would be a great trip! תודה רבה...

Thank you! It would be a great trip!

תודה רבה לך. אחי טס לשם בשנה שעברה ב- C-172 שכור. עכשיו גם אני רוצה לנסות את זה. אחרי זה אני אטפס על מצדה
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Gash
מזל טוב! זה הישג נהדר

מזל טוב! זה הישג נהדר
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,533
Posted By Gash
I owned and flew a RV-7 for a couple years. It...

I owned and flew a RV-7 for a couple years. It had the "Almost a -14" mod from Aerosplat. Others here have recommended that mod, and I'll add my opinion that it's a game changer for the RV-7. I'm 6'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By Gash
I only do it between naps when I'm flying in...

I only do it between naps when I'm flying in canyons with low visibility at dusk. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By Gash
Garmin GMA 345 audio panel with bluetooth so we...

Garmin GMA 345 audio panel with bluetooth so we can both listen to music or watch a movie. Audio goes to both headsets. Or when we want to listen to different things, we use the bluetooth on our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Gash
Great article Myron! That was really...

Great article Myron! That was really inspirational, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,422
Posted By Gash
Great post Yobo! I'm glad you're on the mend, and...

Great post Yobo! I'm glad you're on the mend, and I'll look forward to seeing you out on the line hopefully soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gash
Good job Bill!

Good job Bill!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gash
I think the make and model is the "Corona...

I think the make and model is the "Corona Covid-19"

http://halie.com/oCy.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,205
Posted By Gash
Well yes, in a Glasair of course. But with the...

Well yes, in a Glasair of course. But with the RV-14ís TAS sharp drop off above FL 180, youíre trading speed for altitude. Different wing, different mission, apples and oranges.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,205
Posted By Gash
My new altitude record in an RV

I took my RV-14A up to FL 23,340 today. I was cleared to FL 250, but this was all I could (safely) get out of the airplane. Note that the AOA green indication is creeping up to the yellow, and there...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By Gash
My hat's off to ya Paddy. That is one sweet...

My hat's off to ya Paddy. That is one sweet looking oxygen setup you invented! Well done sir.
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,102
Posted By Gash
I have a bazillion tail dragger hours in other...

I have a bazillion tail dragger hours in other airplanes, and I'm flying an RV-14A. I'm happy with it. You have nothing to prove, and no need to second guess your choice of landing gear. It's your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By Gash
I'm in Phoenix and bracing myself for 110F heat...

I'm in Phoenix and bracing myself for 110F heat in about 6 weeks. I run W100 Plus year round down here, but I have no problem adding some other brand / weight if it's laying around and all I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Gash
All great tips. Thanks guys!

All great tips. Thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Gash
Looking for vinyl graphics printing company

I'm going to add a vinyl design over the top of my painted RV-14A (on the fuselage, wings, tail, wheel pants). I'd like a recommendation on a company that can print this stuff up and mail to me. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gash
That's a great video Stu! Thanks very much for...

That's a great video Stu! Thanks very much for sharing your techniques.
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Gash
Alright! Way to go!

Alright! Way to go!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,422
Posted By Gash
Good discussion. Thanks guys. Just for fun I read...

Good discussion. Thanks guys. Just for fun I read an article in the March 30 Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com/infection) that contains a definition of "critical" with respect to viral pneumonia such...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,422
Posted By Gash
Thanks for the chart Ken

Thanks for the chart Ken
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,422
Posted By Gash
Just a quick O2 saturation question. How low is...

Just a quick O2 saturation question. How low is "too low"? I've seen as low as 88% when around 11,000 MSL with no supplemental oxygen. I felt fine, but wondered what the standard is. At what...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-31-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,714
Posted By Gash
Thanks for the write up and great photography!

Thanks for the write up and great photography!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,745
Posted By Gash
Thanks for the update. I just had Yobo on my...

Thanks for the update. I just had Yobo on my jumpseat a couple months ago...it was great to catch up with him. Will be praying for his quick recovery. Check 6 everybody!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-24-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By Gash
Thank you very much for the beautiful photos and...

Thank you very much for the beautiful photos and interesting descriptions! I really enjoyed this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,882
Posted By Gash
Greg, I would buy a set of glasses. And the metal...

Greg, I would buy a set of glasses. And the metal water bottle too! Good stuff!
Forum: California 03-13-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Gash
But wait! The fake buffalo burgers would be...

But wait! The fake buffalo burgers would be amazing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,883
Posted By Gash
I really like the Permatex Ultra Black. I've used...

I really like the Permatex Ultra Black. I've used it for gap sealing lots of high heat areas. One tip that could be useful for you: If you dip your finger in water (or spit on your finger), you can...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Thanks for the responses guys...especially...

Thanks for the responses guys...especially Christo: your experience and methodology is a confidence builder for sure. I will go with the Denso 27 heat range.
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Gash
Thanks Dan, what are you monitoring on your...

Thanks Dan, what are you monitoring on your plugs? I saw one of your posts on another thread showing a photo of one of your IKH27 plugs. It looked clean, so that's good. Is there any other data? Have...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Gash
Here's a website with a chart comparing heat...

Here's a website with a chart comparing heat ranges (https://www.briskusa.com/spark_plug_cross_reference_heat_range_chart) for different automotive spark plug brands.

It's worth noting here that...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Gash
Yep, thanks. Trying to figure out if it's alright...

Yep, thanks. Trying to figure out if it's alright to go with the slightly hotter 24 instead of 27 since I've seen both recommended.
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Gash
Which PMAG automotive spark plug for IO-390?

I've been reading conflicting recommendations on which long reach automotive spark plug to get for the IO-390 with PMAG ignition. Is it better to use Denso IKH24 or IKH27? Does it matter? Please...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-25-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,783
Posted By Gash
I called tech support today and really didn't...

I called tech support today and really didn't expect to get Allan on the phone. But sure enough, he was there on the phone giving his legendary kind advice. What a truly class act gentleman. Allan I...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Gash
Great review, thanks! I use a bluetooth adapter...

Great review, thanks!

I use a bluetooth adapter that plugs into the 3.5mm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,187
Posted By Gash
Looks like this will work really well, especially...

Looks like this will work really well, especially as you approach trans sonic airspeeds! :D Reminds me of the SR-71 shock cone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Gash
Thanks Bill for the very useful website! I...

Thanks Bill for the very useful website! I donated. Totally worth it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,956
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up The Nogales airport is great! I go through there...

The Nogales airport is great! I go through there once a month when coming back from Flying Samaritan trips in Baja, Mexico. I really like the little restaurant at the FBO, the US Customs guys are...
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