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Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By n816kc
BOW CTY PFN PNS

From Bartow, we usually go direct to Cross City direct PFN and follow the coast to PNS.
Going CTY SZW MAI CEW PNS only adds few minutes if you're more comfortable with airways/staying over land.
82J...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,549
Posted By n816kc
neutral trim

In my -6 I always set trim to neutral for takeoff. In my plane that results in a positive rate of climb with little/no stick pressure.

The landing trim setting produces a significant pitch up if you...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-27-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,756
Posted By n816kc
lodging

lodging in Winter Haven and Bartow will probably be cheaper than Ft Myers/Tampa. <30 minute drive into SNF. If you're flying in, rentals are available on both fields with inexpensive avgas. Weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By n816kc
steps

two of my friends have added steps in the past year on a 7 and an 8. They are both very happy with them. on a related note, we all looked at a 6 on the ramp in Sebring one day, dings on the flap and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By n816kc
LOP HP

If’n I recall correctly, when lean of peak, multiply fuel flow by 15 to get horsepower, roughly. For instance, 6 gph x 15 = 90 hp. 50% power for an O-360. Or 60% for an O-320 (150). Always used the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By n816kc
SafeAir1

I've got the SafeAir1 tanks in my 6. 4 1/2 gallons per side, gravity feed into main tanks. Great for long cross countries and tanking up on cheap fuel. Problem free for 500 hours.
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By n816kc
FF Ranger

I’ve been running it for 2 years and echo the comments above, also purchased from Walt. Once set up (had to consult FF support - very helpful) it has worked well with no hiccups. WiFi to my IPad and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,326
Posted By n816kc
AFP Injection and air bolus

probably not a good SOP, but the AFP injection system with a purge valve installed should alleviate concerns about an air bolus preventing fuel flow. open the purge valve and air pressure in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,579
Posted By n816kc
Great news Brian!

Friday nights are always special and your good news only makes this one more so. Couldn’t be happier for you both, have a merry Christmas!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By n816kc
AFP idle

I've got the same engine and AFP system on my -6. Went thru the same scenario in setting my idle mixture - my first flight landing was dead stick when the engine died on short final. Make sure you're...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,530
Posted By n816kc
15 degrees

when taking off behind friends, gets me up and out of their propwash noticeably quicker.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By n816kc
in buggy florida

a spray bottle of water and a soft cloth. works great without a lot of effort. spray, give it a couple of minutes and wipe off.
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,278
Posted By n816kc
fuel return

Hey John,

I've had a similar issue with my -6 , fingers crossed we got it figured out last week when doing the condition inspection. Somewhat different symptoms, but it may give you some insight....
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By n816kc
debris

We pulled the filter on my -6 after 2 hours, found a very small amount of debris, but nothing concerning. Checked it at the last 6 annuals and haven't found a thing. Will keep checking anyway.
Forum: COMM 07-18-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By n816kc
Comant

I have both antennas on the belly with no issues. Having said that, I have a new Comant antenna that Walt references I bought from Stein and never used. I'll make you a good deal on it if you want it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,081
Posted By n816kc
isobutane fuel canisters

travel just fine. I've had one in the back of the plane for several hundred hours over the last 10 years. never had a leak or any other issue. used a Snow Peak stove and canister at 10,000' in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,360
Posted By n816kc
swamp cooler

they do work well in the short term. but, it will put a lot of moisture in the air, especially an enclosed area like a tent. you'll need a towel to wipe down the walls every now and again to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,218
Posted By n816kc
Nice work Dan

Considering a similar mod for my #2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,218
Posted By n816kc
options

so you guys don't like the washer. can you share your preferred methods?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By n816kc
Deja vu

Didn't we just do this?;)
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By n816kc
quiet

tried to order a dozen hats from him last fall. talked on the phone, sent a couple of follow up e-mails. no response.

great looking shirt AV8R!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By n816kc
mark and count

I marked mine with grease pencil early on to develop consistency in transitioning to and operating my -6. Almost 7 years later the marks are still there (I may have touched them up once, not sure),...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,908
Posted By n816kc
River Ranch

Is another option (2RR). A few experimental tied down there this morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By n816kc
plenty early

Depending on where/how you're coming in you have options. Rentals from major airports (Orlando or Tampa) will be available at any time. They are usually a few dollars more than a non-airport rental...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,537
Posted By n816kc
RV-6

weighed in at 54# in level attitude.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,021
Posted By n816kc
look out above

the nice thing about already having slowed is, well, you're already slowed.

one of my early IFR flights in the RV involved a 120 kt no flap descent on the glide slope to a cloud deck at 6 or 700'....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,021
Posted By n816kc
85-90kts

on approach. I'm with Galin on this. get 'er slowed down prior to the FAF and put 10 degrees flaps in. makes for a very comfortable approach with plenty of stability - I like the feel of the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By n816kc
may want to try these guys

https://www.greenbergrvflorida.com/

haven't used them myself, but a friend rented one of their toyhaulers and had a good experience with them.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,765
Posted By n816kc
come back for SnF

to ease her into camping. air conditioned facilities and plenty of entertainment make for an easy overnighter or two. plenty of options if you decide you need to bail out of the tent and grab a room.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-22-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,765
Posted By n816kc
Red carpet

Is a nice touch! Great trip report, one of the few places left on the coast that are still 'old Florida'.
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,509
Posted By n816kc
Airmaster

Has been developing a Lycoming version for a while now. They're holding close, may have some news at SnF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,579
Posted By n816kc
best wishes Brian

looking forward to hearing of your wife's recovery and the next chapter in your journey.
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-19-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,548
Posted By n816kc
Christmas week at Sebring

Any plans for 12/21?
Forum: Southeast 10-06-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By n816kc
Louisiana

If you get south don't miss the Weddell-Williams museum in Patterson. My friend Jim Clevenger built the replicas of the original racers, really nice exhibit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,332
Posted By n816kc
Superior, they may be

my Superior cylinders have been great from day one. break in was accomplished in the first hour, 1 qt oil used every 25-30 hours since. 380+ hours and going strong. I would definitely buy them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,753
Posted By n816kc
video of incident

Thom Richard has posted in cockpit video on both the Precious Metal and Hot Stuff Facebook pages. Scary stuff, but a very clear accounting of what happened. Very fortunate outcome all things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,753
Posted By n816kc
details lacking

Thom said he is okay, more to follow
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-15-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,914
Posted By n816kc
RV-4T

you'll need to give the guys at SafeAir1 a call, gonna need more gas!
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,914
Posted By n816kc
Hey there Smokey

Still hot and humid, but you know all about that in Texas😃 That 2180 should work well for you! I still have a set of plans for the Sonerai II, every now and then I think about buying some tubing and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,914
Posted By n816kc
Sonerai two too, or is that also?

almost 30 years ago I cut my experimental teeth with a Sonerai II and Great Plains 1835 VW conversion. exhaust pipes were 4 into nothing, about 10 inches long. fun little planes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By n816kc
Skybolt Aeromotive

in Leesburg, FL
www.skybolt.com
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 141,687
Posted By n816kc
Piney Pinecrick

Flew into Piney Pinecreek on the way home from Swan River in my 6 a few years ago. Pretty uneventful, but I do remember the Customs Officer seemed pretty cranky. When I told him I had been north...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,770
Posted By n816kc
coolers and coffee

Take a look at Polar Bear Coolers (.com), a heck of a lot cheaper than a Yeti and work plenty good. An alcohol stove is a lightweight, inexpensive way to heat water for the coffee press or instant....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,279
Posted By n816kc
Elite retreads

On my second set of Elite retreads. No issues in 400 hours/500+ landings.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By n816kc
Jump Pack

the EarthX pack has magical qualities. Since putting one in the tool bag the alternator hasn't failed, the battery has stayed strong and the pilot hasn't left the master on. I hope to never use it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,840
Posted By n816kc
props

There was a time we didn't have all the great options we have now! While I'd love to have a new Catto, I'm pretty happy with my aluminum Sensenich. It's good to have a range of choices to accommodate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 42,832
Posted By n816kc
awesome scenery

beautiful country. haven't wanted to visit the Bob for several years, an elk hunt there is on the bucket list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,773
Posted By n816kc
A cabinet full

Of headsets collected over 30 years. DC 10-40s, DC 13.4s converted to ANR (Headsetts inc), Lightspeed knockoffs from Tina's, and Halos. The Halos are by far the most comfortable, especially in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,728
Posted By n816kc
Here you go

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=23360&highlight=bushwheels+Rocket

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=27980
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,957
Posted By n816kc
she's a cutie

best wishes with her recovery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By n816kc
new install

I just had a new Garmin 327 installed in my RV. the avionics tech was initially concerned about the antenna location just behind the firewall, within 3 feet of the 327 unit. ultimately decided that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By n816kc
fittings and fuel selector

you may also want to check for any air being pulled into the fuel system. it only takes a very small amount to create anomalies.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,143
Posted By n816kc
purge valve

AFP system can be set up with or without the purge valve. I am very pleased with the purge valve in my -6 (O-360). Hot starts are a heck of a lot cleaner than with the other fuel injected engines...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,328
Posted By n816kc
rudder trim

Tony Albano's trim solution is intriguing. Visually very low profile.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=131501&page=3&highlight=gurney+flap
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-30-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,876
Posted By n816kc
Nice trip Dan!

Flew over in a 172 30 years ago, need to get back in the RV. Where did you stay?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,670
Posted By n816kc
Chafing, it's never good

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mlanqzyzgsw791j/2016-03-06%2011.46.35.jpg?dl=0

right brake line rubbed thru by scat hose not properly secured. Fortunately the crosswind was from the right or things may...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,500
Posted By n816kc
Great trip

Let me know next time you head up to Bent Willies, will drop in to visit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,871
Posted By n816kc
IFR cert

Custom Avionics in Bartow. Cheap gas while you're there. 863-533-1575
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,389
Posted By n816kc
prior discussion/solutions

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=104766
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-11-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 54,146
Posted By n816kc
all signed up

see you at Oshkosh!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,930
Posted By n816kc
Txp antenna

Just moved mine to that location for separation from the UAT antenna and comm antennas. About 2 inches inboard of the fuel vent, 2 inches behind the firewall. Working just fine there. Antenna coax is...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-06-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By n816kc
Support your upside down RVer

Met some great guys at the IAC contest in Sebring this morning. Ron, Mark, Curt and Randy are doing a great job representing the RV community in the air and on the ground. Drop in this weekend to...
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