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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,641
Posted By Ironflight
I have one of these engines sitting on my own...

I have one of these engines sitting on my own Subsonex out in teh hangar, just waiting better weather for the first engine start. Yes, 300 hour TBO sounds frightening, but you doít use this airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got a set of the HF dollies that we use...

We’ve got a set of the HF dollies that we use with our Tundra (bush wheels, no pants), but there is no way they’d work under the pants on a two-seater, unless the pants are really hiked up during...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve been seeing those prices go up as...

I’ve been seeing those prices go up as well.

Unfortunately, I have never found an alternative to the Michelins that have the same air-holding capability. I put air in our RV tires about once every...
Forum: Midwest 02-17-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Ironflight
Once again, Bernie’s ankle bracelet prevented him...

Once again, Bernie’s ankle bracelet prevented him from crossing the Minnesota/Iowa border?!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Ironflight
Youíre right - just picked my latest project and...

Youíre right - just picked my latest project and answered that way. I didnít design the survey, itís not perfect, but is generating lots of good/useful responses!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Ironflight
Iíll have the minions check it...

Iíll have the minions check it out.....thanks!

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Ironflight
Our colleagues at Avweb were learning so much...

Our colleagues at Avweb were learning so much about their readership’s interests and opinions that we at Kitplanes decided to do the same thing! If you want to participate in the purely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Ironflight
Works fine on my iPad this evening.....

Works fine on my iPad this evening.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - put a passenger in the back seat, and...

Yes - put a passenger in the back seat, and youíll stay dry up front.....:D
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ironflight
Steve gave a most excellent primer on the whole...

Steve gave a most excellent primer on the whole topic (gee Steve, you know that if you threw in some pictures, that would be a great magazine article....) - the only thing Iíd ad from an engineerís...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Ironflight
Search for articles by Ron Wanttaja! Paul

Search for articles by Ron Wanttaja!

Paul
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ironflight
Because of my position, I am often trying...

Because of my position, I am often trying different combinations of things, and I ave indeed flown an IFD 440 with a G3X non-touch, It works well enough but there are a few things that don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By Ironflight
Unlike the -11, the -5 actually flew (and is...

Unlike the -11, the -5 actually flew (and is supposed to fly again) - single seat, low powered, designed as an LSA long before there was an LSA....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,393
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry - the 51% rule pertains only to licensing...

Sorry - the 51% rule pertains only to licensing the airplane, and not to the issuance of the Repairman certificate.

The person applying for the Repairman certificate must be named in the original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,393
Posted By Ironflight
I’m curious if there are any A&P’s here that have...

I’m curious if there are any A&P’s here that have gotten a Repairman’s Certificate after they held an A&P. When I got my A&P, I was told by my FSDO that I would be unable to get any Repairman...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ironflight
If I recall last time I checked, they actually...

If I recall last time I checked, they actually tell you on the front page of the airman’s certification web page what date they are currently processing. I am absolutely certain this was all affected...
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,123
Posted By Ironflight
Wow Mark - really glad that you shared this! The...

Wow Mark - really glad that you shared this! The essence of safety is to show others problems we encounter - with no worry about blame or criticism. Some don’t understand that, but ignore them. Good...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By Ironflight
According to the best old-time engineers I know,...

According to the best old-time engineers I know, as long as the CHT’s stay under 300 degrees, the cylinders never know they have been run (in terms of breaking in, or glazing cylinders. Doesn’t make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ironflight
If you’re breaking in a new engine with no pants...

If you’re breaking in a new engine with no pants or fairings, you’re robbing the motor of significant cooling airflow -a huge deal when it comes to an air cooled Lycoming.

Just something to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Ironflight
Galin - these would be perfect for my current...

Galin - these would be perfect for my current project - please check your PM’s.

Paul
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ironflight
I got one too! Thanks Luke! Paul

I got one too! Thanks Luke!

Paul
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,676
Posted By Ironflight
If you have an application where Nord Locks are...

If you have an application where Nord Locks are specifically called out by the manufacturer, they have probably engineered their use, and are good with them. My concern (along with others that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,570
Posted By Ironflight
Not yet - but that is the eventual goal. First,...

Not yet - but that is the eventual goal. First, we (the EAA) have to show that it works and is an effective tool,. And then work it into a round of policy making at the FAA. Just like anything with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ironflight
My contractor just had a local welder fab up the...

My contractor just had a local welder fab up the track for our Horton Stack Door and then embedded it in the slab when it was poured. Worked out great, and it was an easy thing to do locally.

I also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,570
Posted By Ironflight
Hi Trent - We were told that they were looking at...

Hi Trent - We were told that they were looking at an electronic version...but not being part of the headquarters staff, I have no idea when that might be available. The advisory committee (HAC)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,570
Posted By Ironflight
Hereís no reason that you canít use the program...

Hereís no reason that you canít use the program just as it is with data recording Gil - just donít write down numbers - put a check mark next to each step to show youíve completed it.

Nothing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,570
Posted By Ironflight
I used one of the early drafts of the manual (and...

I used one of the early drafts of the manual (and have been reviewing the various versions for a couple of years) for a complete program on one of my airplanes - it is a good, solid program that will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,927
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve all been there Axel - identify a problem,...

We’ve all been there Axel - identify a problem, come up with a plausible cause, and then we tend to lock in on that cause. So its always good to get some out of the box thinking goign on. AS we used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,074
Posted By Ironflight
Dayton Murdock (DJM) has done this - one pivot...

Dayton Murdock (DJM) has done this - one pivot point, but two concentric shafts with two friction levers. Works really well!
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironflight
Basically, yes to the first question. Heís...

Basically, yes to the first question. Heís telling you that he has heard your request and is putting that in to the system and his own thinking. If you need to climb and he hasnít responded with a...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Ironflight
Just realize that in most cases, when teh engine...

Just realize that in most cases, when teh engine quits, the poropellor keeps windmilling - you have to fly very, very slowly (and intentionally) to get it to stop. Bottom line - you donít need a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,126
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, it is not the primary, secondary or...

Actually, it is not the primary, secondary or tertiary power feed (pins A14,15,16) - it is pin A18 (GPS Memory) which keeps the clock function going (and depletes your batteryof the airplane sits a...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Ironflight
No matter what you end up with for clecos, be...

No matter what you end up with for clecos, be glad you’re building an RV - we finished up the wings for our all-metal motorglider last fall and used every cleco in captivity at our airpark! Each wing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,126
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - this! I have been flying relatively...

Yes - this! I have been flying relatively problem-free with my various GRT boxes for over thirteen years. A couple fo weeks ago, I had an HX hang during boot, and no matter how many times I power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - you can follow along my semi-occasional...

Yes - you can follow along my semi-occasional status posts on the Kitplanes web site. Itís coming long well, and will become on airplane on ďTuesdayĒ....;)
Forum: Tools 01-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Ironflight
Well...an awful lot of them are caused by...

Well...an awful lot of them are caused by C-Frames and hammers as well.... evil devices!
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, Iíve got a Harbor Fright one - works fine,...

Yes, Iíve got a Harbor Fright one - works fine, but the nose is kind of large in diameter, making it tough to get in close to flanges. The more expensive Taylor guns are narrower. If youíre riveting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,933
Posted By Ironflight
Completely as an aside, I am installing a red...

Completely as an aside, I am installing a red cube in the latest project, which has a 28 volt system. I contacted EI, and they told me that he cube works perfectly well at 5 - 30 volts - its just not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ironflight
USAA on this and our previous airpark home.

USAA on this and our previous airpark home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ironflight
How do I refer to my unfinished airplane? I just...

How do I refer to my unfinished airplane? I just call it ďthe jetĒ...... :)
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By Ironflight
Youíve already got the right idea - SCUBA shop is...

Youíve already got the right idea - SCUBA shop is the place to ask. If they don't have a connection, I wouldnít use them as a SCUBA shop.....

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Ironflight
ClickBond nutplates come in a wide variety of...

ClickBond nutplates come in a wide variety of m,arterial specs - you could check out their online catalog to see if something works for you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ironflight
I helped a friend assemble a Superior kit earlier...

I helped a friend assemble a Superior kit earlier this year. He bought it through Barrett, and we did have to wait a few times for replacements of incorrect parts. (Not Barrett’s fault at all - they...
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ironflight
Love the lake - I spent my college years as a...

Love the lake - I spent my college years as a diving charter master on the north shore! Nothing like challenging the gales of November (or September) in a nineteen foot Zodiac!
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ironflight
Grandpa would probably say that’s just a little...

Grandpa would probably say that’s just a little fast....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By Ironflight
I’ll pile on with Gary - Lycoming has quite a bit...

I’ll pile on with Gary - Lycoming has quite a bit of the factory dedicated to machining (They get raw forging and castings and make finished parts) and they have a state-of-the-art CNC line for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Ironflight
First suggestion - write your checklists for the...

First suggestion - write your checklists for the airplane, the order in which you want to do things for all flight phases. Then design the cockpit/panel to follow that flow. Beware - its an iterative...
Forum: COMM 12-11-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks everybody - all good inputs! Vern - I...

Thanks everybody - all good inputs! Vern - I forgot about that thread - great info there. I also like the link to the hardwired unit - install behind the panel and forget it.

Paul
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks Pete - thatís all I am looking for - one...

Thanks Pete - thatís all I am looking for - one way to teh audio system. That way I can pair either the phone or the iPad, whichever is more convenient.
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Ironflight
BlueTooth Module for Aux Audio?

Wondering if anyone has any experience with one of these inexpensive Bluetooth modules designed to plug in to an Aux In jack so you can pair your phone to a simple radio. Hereís just one example a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,459
Posted By Ironflight
Looks like a white Christmas for the Cities this...

Looks like a white Christmas for the Cities this year!
Forum: Flight Testing 12-07-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ironflight
Actually Mel, they plan to stat WRITING the NPRM...

Actually Mel, they plan to stat WRITING the NPRM in January, so make that at least two Big bags of popcorn.....
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By Ironflight
I fly a lot of different airplanes, and yes - the...

I fly a lot of different airplanes, and yes - the RV-14 is a pussycat when it comes to handling on the ground, or during take-off or landing. Any taildragger can bite you if you ignore it or abuse it...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,367
Posted By Ironflight
Hmm, lets me check the hangar inventory....R-3,...

Hmm, lets me check the hangar inventory....R-3, RV-6, RV-8, Xenos motorglider under construction, Subsonex under construction....oh, there it is - the Tundra! Hiding behind the old Four-Runner. Yep,...
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ironflight
I routinely use our RV-3B for long trips, and try...

I routinely use our RV-3B for long trips, and try to make legs of over three hours by flying high and LOP. Yes, it is cramped, but I guess I have spent a lifetime learning how to manage small spaces...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,188
Posted By Ironflight
Joe - I think I was the first person other than...

Joe - I think I was the first person other than factory pilots to fly both the 14A and the -14, and gave both of them a good workout. Realistically, it was hard to tell the difference between the one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,039
Posted By Ironflight
Respectfully John, then you should start your own...

Respectfully John, then you should start your own thread on why the high road is the right way to fly the approach in an RV, and see how folks respond. Youíve already seen comments here from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,039
Posted By Ironflight
Jack, I started this thread, so I think I can...

Jack, I started this thread, so I think I can tell you what the purpose of the post was - it was to ask people to personally take responsibility for making the approach to Oshkosh better for everyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By Ironflight
Wautoma (Y50) is a great place to land to the...

Wautoma (Y50) is a great place to land to the west of KOSH - close enough to the arrival to be able to launch based on ATIS information when the arrival looks good, friendly, often with EAA food and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,152
Posted By Ironflight
Yeah...Texas was just getting to...

Yeah...Texas was just getting to crowded.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,039
Posted By Ironflight
Mostly good comments so far folks - but I would...

Mostly good comments so far folks - but I would encourage you to use the pronoun “I”...not “you” .....OWN these thoughts. Don’t tell others what THEY should be doing - make a pledge to control what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,039
Posted By Ironflight
What can I do to make the Airventure arrival better?

OK, there is another epic thread running about the proposed improvements to the Airventure arrival after last year’s massive debacle on the opening weekend. A lot of time and effort is being put in...
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