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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,080
Posted By Jamie
Don't any longer if it's what you want to do....

Don't any longer if it's what you want to do. Life is very short. Building and flying my RV has been one of the greatest things I have ever done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,765
Posted By Jamie
I think I'm understanding your question...

I think I'm understanding your question correctly.

The gist is that more dense air equals more air hitting your airframe equals more friction. As you climb you lessen that friction but your normally...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Sticky: FRAUD ALERT
Views: 42,258
Posted By Jamie
Doug: Any thought on TLS enabling VAF...

Doug:

Any thought on TLS enabling VAF (encrypting the traffic)? Password logins on VAF are sent in the clear making it pretty easy to grab someone's password.

Services like CloudFlare make it...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,942
Posted By Jamie
Nice work, Mike. Thanks for sharing. I've always...

Nice work, Mike. Thanks for sharing. I've always thought that something like this must exist somewhere.

The closest analog that comes to mind is the near-continuous audio feedback from a variometer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,119
Posted By Jamie
RV-14 drop test video

I just saw this show up on Van's Facebook page. Lots of interesting detail here from the factory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbFMogBNUa0
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,585
Posted By Jamie
This ^. If they credited full retail on the parts...

This ^. If they credited full retail on the parts it cuts into their margin on the entire kit.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-11-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By Jamie
I'll certainly miss Dave. He was a fine human...

I'll certainly miss Dave. He was a fine human being and a heck of a nice guy.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By Jamie
I liked to do touch-n-go's without the nose gear...

I liked to do touch-n-go's without the nose gear touching down. That's the best way to learn to fly the -A models, IMHO.

In my -7A I was able to hold the nose off until around 30kts very...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,581
Posted By Jamie
It is a simple xor cipher which is easily broken,...

It is a simple xor cipher which is easily broken, especially if the plain-text is known. And in this case, all of the potential plain-texts are known (one of the total set of ADDRP's for scenario 'a'...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,581
Posted By Jamie
As a guy who designs/writes code and deals with a...

As a guy who designs/writes code and deals with a little crypto (probably more than the average programmer, but not a full-time cryptographer) I would point out that scenario (a) listed above is in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By Jamie
With oil but no fuel...

With oil but no fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 900,337
Posted By Jamie
Mark, that panel is beautiful. Congrats. Does...

Mark, that panel is beautiful. Congrats.

Does that arrangement give you full forward motion for the stick?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,216
Posted By Jamie
Luke, that is fantastic. I think we have a...

Luke, that is fantastic. I think we have a convert.
It looks like absolutely beautiful country to fly in.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 10-29-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 41,903
Posted By Jamie
I was ramp checked once, in front my hangar. The...

I was ramp checked once, in front my hangar.

The FAA guy was nice, but he wanted to know why my sectional was expired. This of course devolved into the sectional required or not required discussion....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 35,366
Posted By Jamie
Vlad: Love your write-ups! They are awesome. I...

Vlad:

Love your write-ups! They are awesome.

I also love how you demonstrate that you can have tons of fun without an $80k instrument panel!

Jamie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,200
Posted By Jamie
Well, not really the end of the story. :D On...

Well, not really the end of the story. :D

On arrival one year the conga line was *slow* and the controller asked me if I could do 135. I acknowledged and he instructed me to do 135 at 2300. He also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By Jamie
I was thinking of this very incident when I...

I was thinking of this very incident when I started reading this thread.

It's important to remember when chasing another RV that it's very easy for the chase plane to blow through Vne while the lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,070
Posted By Jamie
Nice article. Thanks for sharing!

Nice article. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,047
Posted By Jamie
Thanks for having us, Steve! I haven't laughed...

Thanks for having us, Steve! I haven't laughed that hard in a quite a while.
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Jamie
I am not a chemist, but MTBE was used to replace...

I am not a chemist, but MTBE was used to replace tetraethyl lead in autogas as an octane booster / anti-knock compound. My understanding is that MTBE has a limited shelf life of about 30 days before...
Forum: Tools 04-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,577
Posted By Jamie
Thanks for the replies, everyone. Having built...

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

Having built / wired an RV by myself I understand the purpose of breakers. My question was with regard to how do you safely determine the amperage that can be put...
Forum: Tools 04-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,577
Posted By Jamie
Shop: New Construction House w/ Arc Fault Breakers

Since finishing and selling my -7A, my wife and I have moved into new construction that uses new-fangled arc fault breakers. I'm trying to get a shop squared away for another RV build and it seems...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 41,984
Posted By Jamie
Randy, given your impressive history of completed...

Randy, given your impressive history of completed aircraft I'm curious how long it took you to bang...correction...squeeze out this 12? :)
Forum: Painting your RV 03-26-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,537
Posted By Jamie
I am not an electrical / radio engineer and no...

I am not an electrical / radio engineer and no one has mentioned it, but I wonder what effect this would have on radio operations since the sheet metal itself is the ground plane. I suppose if all...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,769
Posted By Jamie
I've seen the ghosting happen in non-ADSB...

I've seen the ghosting happen in non-ADSB aircraft equipped with Mode S transponders and a TIS display. The ghosting would happen when crossing the same exact point because I was in range of two...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-17-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,920
Posted By Jamie
Looking great, Brian!!!!

Looking great, Brian!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By Jamie
I built my slow-build -7 without a longeron yoke...

I built my slow-build -7 without a longeron yoke and honestly never saw a need for one. Your mileage may vary, but here were my experiences:

1) The longerons themselves can be squeezed with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,579
Posted By Jamie
My thoughts exactly. There is a trade-off. The...

My thoughts exactly. There is a trade-off. The only way that nut is going to back out is if the bearings in the rod end-bearing fail or something else causes the rod-end bearing to lock up, then...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By Jamie
Mine were not the same. The SL-40 tray depth was...

Mine were not the same. The SL-40 tray depth was different on one of the sides where the antenna connectors mount (can't say for certain but I'm thinking it was the nav side). The -30 and -40 trays...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By Jamie
The SL-40 and SL-30 trays are surprisingly *not*...

The SL-40 and SL-30 trays are surprisingly *not* the same.

I had an SL-40 in my -7A and I had to swap out the tray to upgrade to the SL-30.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,200
Posted By Jamie
Congrats, Brian. Love the paint scheme (from...

Congrats, Brian.

Love the paint scheme (from what I can see in the picture). Very classy and professional.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,808
Posted By Jamie
This is something that I have reflected on a lot....

This is something that I have reflected on a lot.

I built my -7A before I had kids. It was truly one of the most incredible, off-the-wall things I have done in my entire life. I had barely even...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,457
Posted By Jamie
That explains it

I was out and about yesterday and I noticed two different amphibs/float planes flying overhead northbound. We almost never see floats around here (northeast of ATL).
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-27-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jamie
I had never heard of that before. Here's...

I had never heard of that before.

Here's another interesting article with pictures of the arrows and their co-located light beacons.

http://eaachapter936.blogspot.com/2013/01/concrete-arrows.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,528
Posted By Jamie
I had the same issue on my -7A. My hangar...

I had the same issue on my -7A. My hangar neighbor recommended slightly beveling the leading edge of the brake pad. I was skeptical but it worked perfectly and resolved my issue.

Best,
Jamie
Forum: Safety 08-19-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,663
Posted By Jamie
At my home base (LZU) the controllers are very...

At my home base (LZU) the controllers are very explicit if they want you to continue downwind:

i.e. "2JP extend your downwind, I'll call your base".

They often forget about you, in which case a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Jamie
If it were mine I would simply do as Paul...

If it were mine I would simply do as Paul suggested and flatten out those dimples with a flat set. Honestly the drain is not an area where people have a lot of leaks -- unless it's the petcock/seal....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,356
Posted By Jamie
I'll choose rock-solid engineering and honest...

I'll choose rock-solid engineering and honest business sense over flash and glossy literature any day. The vast majority of people that would take on such a project are naturally pragmatic and Van's...
Forum: Propellers 07-22-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,131
Posted By Jamie
Sorry about the prop, but help me out here....

Sorry about the prop, but help me out here. What's an "A-D Wood Prop"?
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,440
Posted By Jamie
I'm a bit disappointed. I hoped to see "Welcome...

I'm a bit disappointed. I hoped to see "Welcome to VAF" emblazoned on the side.

In all seriousness, that's a cool paint scheme, Mike. Very classy.
Forum: Safety 06-05-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,702
Posted By Jamie
...as long as the weather is agreeable. :rolleyes:

...as long as the weather is agreeable. :rolleyes:
Forum: Safety 06-04-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 31,392
Posted By Jamie
skylor: Great data, but what time interval is...

skylor: Great data, but what time interval is your EFIS recording at?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By Jamie
For just lifting it up quickly a mini floor jack...

For just lifting it up quickly a mini floor jack works great under the axle nut.

The best thing I found was a ring anchored in the floor and a ratcheting tie-down strap. Just hook it up and ratchet...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 31,392
Posted By Jamie
The data indicates that EGT was unchanged after...

The data indicates that EGT was unchanged after the electrical event which points to the engine still making power.
Forum: Safety 06-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 31,392
Posted By Jamie
My thoughts exactly, Mike. That or some sort of...

My thoughts exactly, Mike. That or some sort of incapacitation.

The factual report states that he tested negative for carbon monoxide, but the toxicology report...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 31,392
Posted By Jamie
This is mentioned on page 7 of the document in...

This is mentioned on page 7 of the document in Stein's first link. There are several anomalous readings at this single point in time so it could be attributable to any number of things and I wouldn't...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jamie
If everyone had mode s transponders or better it...

If everyone had mode s transponders or better it would be possible because they support selective interrogation, meaning that the radar can interrogate just your airplane and if a transponder isn't...
Forum: Safety 05-31-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 31,392
Posted By Jamie
Thank guys for the links. For those engineering...

Thank guys for the links.

For those engineering minded types like myself that like to look at raw numbers I've posted the data dump from the report here...
Forum: Safety 05-31-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 31,392
Posted By Jamie
Don Hall Accident Probable Cause

Don Hall was a good friend of mine, just as he was to many RV folks around the Atlanta area and beyond. His tragic accident last September took him and his friend and left a couple of wives and more...
Forum: Safety 04-22-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By Jamie
Getting raw NTSB accident data

Does anyone know if there is a website/service somewhere with the raw data from NTSB investigations? I'm not talking about the factual and probable cause reports, but the *raw* data. I remember after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jamie
I had the same deal as Ryan. My dynon-supplied...

I had the same deal as Ryan. My dynon-supplied probes went at 80hrs. I installed the KS avionics probes and flew for another ~420 before I sold the airplane. When we did the pre-sell inspection and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,449
Posted By Jamie
Looking good, Phil! Can't wait to see the...

Looking good, Phil! Can't wait to see the finished product! Looks like it's going to be lots of fun.
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Jamie
Are you flying yet or is this aircraft still in...

Are you flying yet or is this aircraft still in the shop? I ask because radio can do some awful funny things in an enclosed area (yeah, it's voodoo to me). I've seen people in other RV models report...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,595
Posted By Jamie
I just removed it. I think it's a waste of time....

I just removed it. I think it's a waste of time. The first thing you or your painter is going to do for paint prep is rough it up really well for paint adhesion.
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,507
Posted By Jamie
I know that fuel prices are ridiculous, but don't...

I know that fuel prices are ridiculous, but don't you think this is taking fuel savings to the extreme? :)

Seriously, the glide on this aircraft is incredible. Although my 7 is now sold I did dead...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,167
Posted By Jamie
You are reading the Lancair incident report...

You are reading the Lancair incident report contained on the same page. The top report is the RV-10.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,928
Posted By Jamie
This is precisely what side-grip clamps (used...

This is precisely what side-grip clamps (used with cleco pliers) are used for. It will solve this problem 99% of the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,600
Posted By Jamie
At an EAA event we hosted our tower controllers...

At an EAA event we hosted our tower controllers for a Q&A session. Someone asked why 7 miles visibility was always the maximum reported, even when it was CAVU.

The answer was basically they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,549
Posted By Jamie
Check out the link I posted above for pictures...

Check out the link I posted above for pictures indicating the failure mode.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,549
Posted By Jamie
I would pull the probe and check it out before...

I would pull the probe and check it out before getting too concerned.

The service record of the EGT probes that Dynon sells is less than stellar.

See this thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,166
Posted By Jamie
"I'll never fly in *that* thing". "Well, that's...

"I'll never fly in *that* thing".

"Well, that's a good thing because you're sure as XXXX not invited"
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jamie
If you haven't seen the -14, it's really, really...

If you haven't seen the -14, it's really, really large. Almost as tall as a -10. I doubt it would fit.
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