VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.19 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: airguy
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By airguy
I started with the recommended 3/16" gap on mine...

I started with the recommended 3/16" gap on mine and flew that way for a while. On first annual condition inspection I noticed the tire had rubbed about another 1/16" away and I trimmed the edges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By airguy
I got told that so many times while building my...

I got told that so many times while building my airplane, I finally just owned it and put it in my signature. So far I'm stubbornly disappointing a lot of people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By airguy
Nothing beats seat time doing it. I did the...

Nothing beats seat time doing it.

I did the large majority of my IFR training hand-flying my 9A after I demonstrated mastery of the autopilot coupling to my instructor. The first 10 or 12 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By airguy
There are several RV's flying now with dual...

There are several RV's flying now with dual electric pumps and no mechanical backup, mine included.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By airguy
In a lot of cases, twins are not bought for...

In a lot of cases, twins are not bought for performance gains over available singles. They are bought for safety, either real or perceived. As for the 200KTAS VNE, this would be a wholly redesigned...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,568
Posted By airguy
No, unfortunately I don't know anything not...

No, unfortunately I don't know anything not public knowledge - but I remain hopeful. Dynon has pretty much every other instrument panel item in their suite already except the certified navigator -...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By airguy
I would definitely be interested in a Vans twin.

I would definitely be interested in a Vans twin.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,582
Posted By airguy
Highly recommend you take it direct to the air...

Highly recommend you take it direct to the air heat exchanger first - you get a much higher thermodynamic efficiency with greater delta T, which translates into a smaller exchanger, which translates...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,582
Posted By airguy
Tim, I played with this idea (fuel as coolant)...

Tim,

I played with this idea (fuel as coolant) quite a bit during my early building phase when it was looking like the Deltahawk might actually happen and I was drinking the Koolaid. You're right in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,568
Posted By airguy
Correct, and the Dynon is not an IFR certified...

Correct, and the Dynon is not an IFR certified navigator (yet).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By airguy
Aaahhhh - and now you've just discovered the...

Aaahhhh - and now you've just discovered the basis of all political surveys! :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By airguy
Airframe grounds work fine for low-noise or...

Airframe grounds work fine for low-noise or resistive loads, but should be avoided for radios and audio work. I brought my battery ground to a copper bar on the firewall with another copper bar on...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-14-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,582
Posted By airguy
You say the primary coolant pump does not have...

You say the primary coolant pump does not have flow-through capability - so if it fails how does the in-series secondary coolant pump continue to cool the engine?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By airguy
Bingo. You only need one, as long as it works....

Bingo. You only need one, as long as it works. Make sure it works.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,477
Posted By airguy
It can get cold up there for sure, and our RV...

It can get cold up there for sure, and our RV heaters are not known to be all that good. I bought one of those 12-volt heated jacket liners a while back that the motorcycle and snowmobilers use and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,787
Posted By airguy
I'm actually running the long James cowl and...

I'm actually running the long James cowl and WWRV200 prop, with Plasma I and a mag, but yes your point is accurate. Every copy is different.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,787
Posted By airguy
Definitely would be an interesting tale.... I...

Definitely would be an interesting tale....

I know that when I leveled at 17,000 going to Hot Springs last weekend I was climbing on autopilot at 500fpm and 98 knots indicated, solo with full...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,787
Posted By airguy
Yep, I'm still chasing drag reduction and I've...

Yep, I'm still chasing drag reduction and I've got quite a bit to work on. I'll be happy when I'm showing similar numbers to Bill. Not having a nose gear hanging out in the slip stream is a plus for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,787
Posted By airguy
You asked about the difference between the...

You asked about the difference between the airplanes, not about headwinds and tailwinds. I'm getting better than 22 nm/gal TRUE in that photo at 149 knots true, at 17,000'. That's what my 9A can do,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By airguy
There's some truth there. My wife and I were...

There's some truth there.

My wife and I were having a discussion a while back about something she wanted, and I said no, we can't afford it, we don't have the money. Her response was "Oh, no honey,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,787
Posted By airguy
Yep, you said it. I am burning autofuel as well,...

Yep, you said it. I am burning autofuel as well, and you can't do this in a 12. Midland, TX to Hot Springs, AR in 2:38 last weekend.

http://halie.com/oWa.png
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By airguy
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By airguy
Working for me this morning...

Working for me this morning...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By airguy
Yep, you need the spacers. I made some out of...

Yep, you need the spacers. I made some out of aluminum for better dimensional tolerances. Find a buddy with a CNC and bribe him with a six-pack.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By airguy
I've got dual 10" classics in my plane now, and I...

I've got dual 10" classics in my plane now, and I just don't see any point in changing to Touch or HDX. They don't really offer anything that I don't already have, it's just a format change.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By airguy
The Midland International Air and Space Port -...

The Midland International Air and Space Port - the greatest pile of political BS to hit west Texas, but yes it's real. KMAF is a legitimate "spaceport" because XCOR (at least I think it was them)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By airguy
Unscrew the sensor and install a Tee fitting...

Unscrew the sensor and install a Tee fitting there, plug both into the Tee fitting. That gives you comparison with the existing sender at the point of pressure detection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By airguy
You likely need to tweak the autopilot settings -...

You likely need to tweak the autopilot settings - my Dynon autopilot will fly the RNAV like it's on rails. ILS will hunt a little above 95 knots, and VOR approaches I just hand fly rather than couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By airguy
Doug Reeves puts on a remarkable service to the...

Doug Reeves puts on a remarkable service to the Vans community with this site, and does it on his own nickel. He really dislikes cheerleading for donations, so some people do it for him in a fairly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By airguy
You're spending a lot of money to have an...

You're spending a lot of money to have an airplane - just spend a few more bucks and get the correct fueling apparatus. You can justify it by looking at XX more dollars for the right pump, divided by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By airguy
And you'll like the Dynon autopilot...

And you'll like the Dynon autopilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,458
Posted By airguy
Put an airfoil-shaped fairing on the engine mount...

Put an airfoil-shaped fairing on the engine mount tube to cut its drag. The engine mount tube doesn't care at all but the airstream does.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-04-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,582
Posted By airguy
I would suspect this is done the same as in the...

I would suspect this is done the same as in the high pressure compression world, which is my day job. We use small high pressure pumps that inject metered quantities (typically on the order of drops...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,568
Posted By airguy
To your specific example of the Dynon Skyview and...

To your specific example of the Dynon Skyview and a 430W, I have that installed in my plane and actually shot a coupled approach this morning to 400' breakout with it.

The Dynon autopilot will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By airguy
On 100LL, sure, I did that quite a bit on my RV...

On 100LL, sure, I did that quite a bit on my RV and on the 172 with the same engine, and you're right.

Now try it with 91E10 on a hot day, and get back to me. The AFP purge valve I installed on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,013
Posted By airguy
Oooohhh, I can see it now - we'll have the...

Oooohhh, I can see it now - we'll have the "Old-Timers" hat versus the FNG hat, to signify those of us that built our planes back in the "mine your own bauxite" days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,761
Posted By airguy
Yes, now that's entirely possible - I did...

Yes, now that's entirely possible - I did experience a couple instances of that, it would drop out for half a second and come back, but that was long enough for the Dynon autopilot to go to TRK mode...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,268
Posted By airguy
The reviews on that device/company are pretty...

The reviews on that device/company are pretty ugly, caution is advised.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By airguy
A squared plus B squared equals C squared,...

A squared plus B squared equals C squared, remember that from high school?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-31-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By airguy
I used Gleim this past year, it was pretty good...

I used Gleim this past year, it was pretty good in my opinion. The questions on the final Gleim tests are SAID to be the same as the FAA actual, but they aren't. They are the same format, same type,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,761
Posted By airguy
Agreed, I have Skyview Classic and 430W, there...

Agreed, I have Skyview Classic and 430W, there are NO direct interconnects between them - everything goes through the ARINC 429 box.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,554
Posted By airguy
What in the world makes you think that?

What in the world makes you think that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By airguy
I don't know that it would make much difference,...

I don't know that it would make much difference, as long as quality coax was used (RG400 works great). I have my coax running in the same conduit from wing root all the way to the servo in the right,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By airguy
Right. And companies that supply parts for...

Right. And companies that supply parts for certified aircraft NEVER go out of business. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By airguy
Amen. I'm too busy enjoying the flying to do more...

Amen. I'm too busy enjoying the flying to do more custom fiberglass work, and if I've got a tire going down it's generally coming off anyway to look at the tube.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-28-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By airguy
WTB: Garmin GAD 29

Looking for the Garmin-flavor ARINC 429 interface, if anybody is trading out equipment.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-28-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By airguy
yeah, that's gonna be the trick right there -...

yeah, that's gonna be the trick right there - getting the holes drilled in the Z-brackets in the correct location is going to be the fun part.

I would entertain the thought of pulling the existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By airguy
I built my own Archer-style and put one in each...

I built my own Archer-style and put one in each wingtip (one primary for use and a backup), through a VOR/GS splitter into my 430W, works like a charm.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,554
Posted By airguy
Correct. That kind of data requires 6 and 7...

Correct. That kind of data requires 6 and 7 figure R&D budgets, which puts you in the big-boy camp that lives in the certified world. If you want it, it's available - just not cheap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By airguy
Must be something about the Roncz airfoil?

Must be something about the Roncz airfoil?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By airguy
Make your own out of aluminum or fiberglass....

Make your own out of aluminum or fiberglass. There is nothing sacred about those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By airguy
You throw your money on the table and pick up the...

You throw your money on the table and pick up the dice. I much prefer to keep the airplane on the gear (assuming that's possible, in my case it was) and look for stress/problems in other parts of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-23-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,741
Posted By airguy
I haven't bothered with shoving the prop to full...

I haven't bothered with shoving the prop to full RPM, though it would increase the drag due to more engine braking. I've found that my normal 2500 rpm cruise setting with closed throttle is quite...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By airguy
FS: Standard fuel selector valve

Some time ago I redid my fuel pumps and changed from the standard Vans fuel selector to the Andair duplex, I have the standard fuel selector available for sale.

Used, worked perfectly for about 300...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By airguy
Having a direct battery-to-fuel pump (or EFI)...

Having a direct battery-to-fuel pump (or EFI) wire/switch would assume the event of a major electrical foul-up that would require hitting the master switch to shut down the entire electrical system -...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-23-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,741
Posted By airguy
The "all flaps out abeam the numbers" idea works...

The "all flaps out abeam the numbers" idea works pretty well for low-traffic airports, but trying to fit in with a fair bit of business traffic at a busier airport makes it a little more interesting....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By airguy
My uncle pranged my 9A in on a landing hard...

My uncle pranged my 9A in on a landing hard enough to leave half my nose wheel pant on the runway, I found witness marks on the nose gear leg that showed the Anti-Splat brace made full contact with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By airguy
Your best bet is to get a pre-buy inspection from...

Your best bet is to get a pre-buy inspection from a trustworthy source. An individual builder could have turned out junk for the first build and Lindy winners on the 10th build - but you probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By airguy
You guys realize you're discussing borderline...

You guys realize you're discussing borderline insurance fraud on an open, public forum, right?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-17-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By airguy
And for experimental, the autopilot does not have...

And for experimental, the autopilot does not have to be certified - but it has to be flying according to HSI data from a certified IFR GPS receiver.

For example a Dynon (non-certified autopilot)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
Posted By airguy
This morning on the Expercraft site - RIP...

This morning on the Expercraft site - RIP Expercraft.

"In November of 2007 I launched ExperCraft to the public. It started out as a completely free service and evolved into a voluntary pay system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By airguy
Not by the plans - but some people have installed...

Not by the plans - but some people have installed long tubes back in that area to carry fishing rods. It's far enough aft that you certainly don't want to put any meaningful weight back in that area.
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:01 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.