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Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,352
Posted By ChiefPilot
Not sure if you meant that in a good or bad way...

Not sure if you meant that in a good or bad way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,798
Posted By ChiefPilot
You make an assumption that is not entirely...

You make an assumption that is not entirely accurate. What if there's an interest in exploring the use of auto filters because of other benefits they provide? For example, what if I'm interested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,798
Posted By ChiefPilot
Yes, we know, you've shared that opinion before.

Yes, we know, you've shared that opinion before.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,798
Posted By ChiefPilot
Looks like the 1995 Toyota Landcruiser with the...

Looks like the 1995 Toyota Landcruiser with the 4.5l v6 uses a Napa Gold 1515 as well, which means that the K&P equivalent should work, but I haven't found any information on what the K&P part #...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,798
Posted By ChiefPilot
I'd hazard a guess that since Challenger doesn't...

I'd hazard a guess that since Challenger doesn't actually make the filters, it's K&P Engineering that has an equivalent. I'd look for an equivalent to the Napa 1515, for example. In fact, I went...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-02-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,267
Posted By ChiefPilot
As a data point to consider - I put dual 114...

As a data point to consider - I put dual 114 series P-Mags on my IO-360 for first flight of my RV in late 2012. I just sent both of them back to emagair after >900hrs during which they performed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,856
Posted By ChiefPilot
I hear you...I've had a couple of discussions...

I hear you...I've had a couple of discussions like that myself. Children of the magenta can be pretty stubborn.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,856
Posted By ChiefPilot
I agree with you. Someone needs some quality...

I agree with you.

Someone needs some quality time with a good CFI at their next flight review. It seems pretty clear that the individual lacks a good understanding of TAS vs. IAS vs. ground speed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,953
Posted By ChiefPilot
Field elevation is kind of important. I can...

Field elevation is kind of important. I can best almost anyone's time to reach 10,000 MSL if they start at sea level and I start from Leadville :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,927
Posted By ChiefPilot
I think many would love to read the NTSB...

I think many would love to read the NTSB summary/report if you've got a link. Otherwise, aircraft type/state/date would be helpful for searching for it.
Forum: GPS 02-14-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,753
Posted By ChiefPilot
I bought my IFD540 from Stein (actually Christer...

I bought my IFD540 from Stein (actually Christer - I didn't see Stein there when I picked it up). The installation kit was extra since it was a new install; if you are replacing a 430/530 you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By ChiefPilot
The hardest part of wiring the KX-155 is finding...

The hardest part of wiring the KX-155 is finding the molex pins. After that, it's actually pretty trivial, especially given that you're going to need to plug the other ends of the wires into ...
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By ChiefPilot
I did something similar, but glued a piece of the...

I did something similar, but glued a piece of the tubing on at a 90 angle about 2" from the end, then capped the end with a piece of rubber with a small drain hole. This provides an "inertial...
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,339
Posted By ChiefPilot
No, but there are options. I believe...

No, but there are options. I believe WiFi/Bluetooth is an option, for example - not sure.

The mistake I made was looking at the IFD540. It has those options built-in, came with a small keyboard...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,052
Posted By ChiefPilot
Well...that sucks. Dogs are proof that there is...

Well...that sucks. Dogs are proof that there is such a thing as unconditional love. Sorry to hear about your loss Pete!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
The PFD does not show any kind of "nose down"...

The PFD does not show any kind of "nose down" indication. And, "Looks pretty level to me" would seem to contradict "it is still nose down".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
The picture you posted earlier in this thread, in...

The picture you posted earlier in this thread, in post #8, shows this to be false.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
Tom wasn't referencing Vne. Max structural...

Tom wasn't referencing Vne. Max structural cruise speed, Vno, is something different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,292
Posted By ChiefPilot
Does this data take into account flight hours or...

Does this data take into account flight hours or fleet sizes? If not, what value does this data provide?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,917
Posted By ChiefPilot
Their web site makes it very clear that a v41...

Their web site makes it very clear that a v41 update only service request is not free. Their web site, and not here or any other, is probably the place you should have looked. It doesn't seem fair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
Wrong. The EMS-D10 in the -6 computes MPG via...

Wrong. The EMS-D10 in the -6 computes MPG via groundspeed; it has no access to TAS data.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
Uh huh. And yet there is that pesky video that...

Uh huh.



And yet there is that pesky video that seems to suggest otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
The video I posted shows the short wing RV going...

The video I posted shows the short wing RV going 5kts faster on 5.8GPH. That's pretty close - and there is no doubt the short wing could slow down while the long wing may or may not be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,639
Posted By ChiefPilot
Not going to get into the debate, but will point...

Not going to get into the debate, but will point out that the difference between the 7/9 in terms of cruise efficiency is fairly small, and easily overshadowed by other factors such as attention to...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By ChiefPilot
I agree. I can pick up VORs at distances well...

I agree. I can pick up VORs at distances well beyond their service volume with the archer antenna on an Avidyne IFD. But it was installed according to directions, as I suspect your was.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,224
Posted By ChiefPilot
Using the same logic, one shouldn't put the...

Using the same logic, one shouldn't put the N-number on their airplane either, since airplanes seem to fall out the sky now and again too.

I have my N number on my fuel caps, and I'd do it again. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By ChiefPilot
This has already been done. The E-AB Lancair ES...

This has already been done. The E-AB Lancair ES was the basis for the type certificated Columbia 300.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By ChiefPilot
The AA-1 was not, as you point out, certified in...

The AA-1 was not, as you point out, certified in the aerobatic category. The spin recovery criteria I referenced are for aerobatic category aircraft. I've done 14 turns in my -6A and it recovers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By ChiefPilot
Anecdotal evidence from other builders here, and...

Anecdotal evidence from other builders here, and empirical evidence gathered during phase 1 and 2 testing in my RV-6A. A fully developed spin requires about 1 3/4 revolutions to recover following...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By ChiefPilot
Those aircraft have alternate methods of...

Those aircraft have alternate methods of compliance and are "spin resistant". An RV cannot be categorized as spin resistant.

In any event, the point was simply that RVs would not meet all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By ChiefPilot
Lots of stuff. Here's a sampling. - Documented...

Lots of stuff. Here's a sampling.
- Documented performance data. This varies from RV to RV, if the builder even bothered to do it at all (most don't).
- Spin recovery. The side by sides don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By ChiefPilot
A #10 screw is too big. I think I used #8...

A #10 screw is too big. I think I used #8 screws.

The installation manual will have the proper hardware callouts in any event.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Posted By ChiefPilot
I agree with this, but would go further. Leaving...

I agree with this, but would go further. Leaving aside the concept of currency vs. proficiency, if you need to do six approaches and a hold every six months to stay current, shouldn't a similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By ChiefPilot
I don't think Van's style is to drop subtle...

I don't think Van's style is to drop subtle hints. I've heard him say things like "How high is the sky?" or "How long is a piece of rope?" when asked open ended questions like that.

I wouldn't read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,788
Posted By ChiefPilot
Such performance characteristics are a speciality...

Such performance characteristics are a speciality interest, to be sure.
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By ChiefPilot
With inverted systems, negative G stuff is...

With inverted systems, negative G stuff is perfectly safe in an aerobatic RV, same as positive G stuff. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By ChiefPilot
I found during phase one testing that my...

I found during phase one testing that my IO-360-B1B, at 65% cruise power settings, will run for approximately 22 seconds beyond turning the fuel selector to off. YMMV, of course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,788
Posted By ChiefPilot
Which ones have the best turn rate and radius? ...

Which ones have the best turn rate and radius? And which ones can generate the best specific energy in the shortest period of time? What about spanwise loading, or more to the point, energy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,788
Posted By ChiefPilot
What makes you think a -7 isn't roomy inside? ...

What makes you think a -7 isn't roomy inside? Have you ever flown one?
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-14-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By ChiefPilot
Did Van's provide this to you directly or did it...

Did Van's provide this to you directly or did it come from VAF / Internet? I'm curious because I was under the impression that the difference was due to the main gear weldments adding additional...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By ChiefPilot
RatFlight Departure

Wiki (lead) and Polack (wing) departed today for a great formation flight that included fingertip, breakups, and rejoins as well as scissors, yo-yos, rollers, and more. The air was smooth, and the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-06-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,166
Posted By ChiefPilot
I can't say enough good things about my IFD. I...

I can't say enough good things about my IFD. I wish I had done it sooner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By ChiefPilot
I don't believe I ever said anyone should use any...

I don't believe I ever said anyone should use any specific thing, only that I use ATF. I also don't pretend to be morally superior by claiming to use something just because it's certified and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By ChiefPilot
The irony with your statement is almost too much.

The irony with your statement is almost too much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By ChiefPilot
I've been using Mobil ATF in my brakes for the...

I've been using Mobil ATF in my brakes for the last 5 years and 900+ hours. No problems. It has a higher flash point than 5606 - I had a much harder time inducing ATF to combustion than 5606 when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By ChiefPilot
They fly closely enough that most wouldn't be...

They fly closely enough that most wouldn't be able to tell a difference between the two. There are, of course, subjective opinions but for the most part I think builder preferences and options are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,626
Posted By ChiefPilot
My guess? Something that is easier to build...

My guess? Something that is easier to build than the RV-8, but isn't quite as fast or as maneuverable.

I'm pretty much in the F-4 Raider camp for my next project at this point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By ChiefPilot
I had worse luck with those than I did with the...

I had worse luck with those than I did with the AN stainless screws. I've since thrown them all out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By ChiefPilot
Plans showed blind rivets I believe. Builders...

Plans showed blind rivets I believe. Builders often upgraded; I used #6 screws with tinnermans and nutplates. Piano hinge was/is another common method. Best way would be to look at the particular...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By ChiefPilot
Check your operating limitations doc. It likely...

Check your operating limitations doc. It likely says something about the aircraft along these lines:

(6) This aircraft is prohibited from operating in congested airways or over densely populated...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,757
Posted By ChiefPilot
I prefer a short approach over base / final when...

I prefer a short approach over base / final when possible - it keeps the runway nicely in sight at all times. Turning close to the ground is no big deal for me. And, as Sam points out, extra...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,364
Posted By ChiefPilot
What Tim says is correct - it's all about how it...

What Tim says is correct - it's all about how it fits *you*. I'm 6'5" and fit in my 6A very comfortably. But I built it that way. I've been in 7s where I've felt very cramped.

Which is another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By ChiefPilot
I suspect you're probably good. I did the FWF on...

I suspect you're probably good. I did the FWF on mine using -7A drawings & parts, and anything needed for the instrument panel is most likely going to be fabricated from sheet/angle/etc. anyway. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By ChiefPilot
Where are you in your build?

Where are you in your build?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,700
Posted By ChiefPilot
No, I totally get it - a chart like you provided...

No, I totally get it - a chart like you provided is pretty common in sailplanes. I understood Bob's post to be that Van should publish Vne as a single IAS airspeed as many/most brand B/C/P piston...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,467
Posted By ChiefPilot
It will for some, undoubtedly. The...

It will for some, undoubtedly. The kind-of-ironic thing is that those will mostly be the same folks that couldn't install a new part (wing rib, for example) by themselves anyway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By ChiefPilot
++PostCount;

++PostCount;
Forum: Rocket 11-10-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By ChiefPilot
As I think about an F-4 project, I lean towards...

As I think about an F-4 project, I lean towards the RV-8 wing since it has more area due to it's span. This results in a lower wing loading and a lower spanwise loading which results in a smaller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,700
Posted By ChiefPilot
But for everyone else they should live with a...

But for everyone else they should live with a lower performance limit? I.e. an RV-9's redline at 15,000' is 145kts IAS. It can easily and safely exceed that at 3500', but your suggestion would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,700
Posted By ChiefPilot
There is nothing stopping you from putting the...

There is nothing stopping you from putting the red line on your airspeed indicator wherever you want it instead of where Van's suggested. But I bet you haven't done it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By ChiefPilot
I'm only at 7.something posts per month, so take...

I'm only at 7.something posts per month, so take this with an appropriately sized grain of salt.

There are people here on VAF who have tons of knowledge and experience; when I see their names I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,972
Posted By ChiefPilot
Poll is bad because it uses a generic term -...

Poll is bad because it uses a generic term - "support" - which means different things to different people.

Does support mean "provides individual kits"?
Does support mean "provides spare...
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