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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By OkieDave
I'll take it. Please PM me and we'll work out...

I'll take it. Please PM me and we'll work out the details.
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By OkieDave
Remember that the "B" in ADS-B stands for...

Remember that the "B" in ADS-B stands for "Broadcast."

You can't exactly call it "Big Brother" when somebody listens to what you're actively broadcasting.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,125
Posted By OkieDave
It looks like something designed to go in a car,...

It looks like something designed to go in a car, with a hole cut out by hand for the stick, and probably another for the eyeball vent (with the edge concealed by the vent mechanism, so it looks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,377
Posted By OkieDave
Nice setup. I'm glad it's working out well. I...

Nice setup. I'm glad it's working out well.

I previously had a Socata TB-9 Tampico that had a similar--though much less elaborate--SCAT-tube-fed shroud around the alternator, and it'd burn one out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,489
Posted By OkieDave
Is there a good policy document or reg that...

Is there a good policy document or reg that defines "configuration?" I'm guessing, based on what I'm hearing, that it doesn't include such things as powerplant, but where are the bright lines?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By OkieDave
I'm sitting here with a good friend who is a...

I'm sitting here with a good friend who is a former inspector and is now in AFS-640, DPE Standardization. Here are his comments:


Depends on the FSDO. Some have been instructed to farm them out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,428
Posted By OkieDave
What he said. My first interaction with a FSDO...

What he said. My first interaction with a FSDO was turning in a boss and instructor for not being a CFI. FAA yanked his license. Google the name Hal Harris; the NTSB has some public-facing docs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,674
Posted By OkieDave
This would be an excellent time to discuss the...

This would be an excellent time to discuss the matter with counsel, if you've not done so already. At the very least, an injunction may be available to give a more appropriate timeframe, and there...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,121
Posted By OkieDave
Yes, I know I'm necroposting, but I just...

Yes, I know I'm necroposting, but I just discovered something interesting, courtesy of another thread here: a 2013 amendment to 76 O.S. 10.1 that gives owners of private airstrips immunity from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,884
Posted By OkieDave
A bit of a necro-post, but your username...

A bit of a necro-post, but your username suggested a new callsign when I read it and mentally inserted the wrong vowel in the second syllable!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By OkieDave
As a point of interest, having an Ident button on...

As a point of interest, having an Ident button on the controls is a requirement for a single-pilot type rating. See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,230
Posted By OkieDave
The upshot, though, is that while the plaintiff...

The upshot, though, is that while the plaintiff may find out, the Federal Rules of Evidence (specifically, Rule 411) generally keeps knowledge of the existence, let alone the limits, of any insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,230
Posted By OkieDave
In principle, absolutely. In practice, be very...

In principle, absolutely. In practice, be very careful to check the fine print on the policy; a lot of insurance companies run like **** from anything involving GA, leaving you completely on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,230
Posted By OkieDave
Corporate registration cannot shield you from...

Corporate registration cannot shield you from your own tortious actions. Registering the airplane in an LLC may provide some shielding where somebody else is flying, or where the accident isn't your...
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By OkieDave
Most everybody does, though it's generally called...

Most everybody does, though it's generally called "split phase." Power is supplied on two lines 180° out of phase at 120V each; when measured between the two legs ("phases"), you get 240V. When...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By OkieDave
Duly noted, and thank you for the education. ...

Duly noted, and thank you for the education. Still, it seems like a (mostly-)solved problem, and if we could just lay hands on the patents, there ought to be enough aircraft engines around to make...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By OkieDave
I suppose the real question is why we haven't...

I suppose the real question is why we haven't moved to direct injection like the rest of the technological world. It seems to solve a lot of problems, and improve efficiency (and emissions)...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By OkieDave
This is going to depend upon the installation. ...

This is going to depend upon the installation. The Cherokees in which I trained used the pump on takeoff and landing, but I once lost an engine in a Baron right at touchdown due to flooding. Scared...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,875
Posted By OkieDave
A friend of mine--an Airbus captain for...

A friend of mine--an Airbus captain for them--calls them Union Package Smashers.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By OkieDave
Oh. Duh. I don't know how I misread that so...

Oh. Duh. I don't know how I misread that so badly, but it's pretty obvious now that you point it out.
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By OkieDave
I'm confused; wouldn't that have the plugs firing...

I'm confused; wouldn't that have the plugs firing at the wrong time (i.e. 1 firing at the time 2 should fire, etc.)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By OkieDave
I stand corrected. Mea culpa.

I stand corrected. Mea culpa.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By OkieDave
It would be a function of the jack in the radio,...

It would be a function of the jack in the radio, not the plug on the transmitter. It wouldn't hurt to try it with one other transmitter just to verify the transmitter isn't bad, but there's no...
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By OkieDave
Followup: look at this...

Followup: look at this diagram.
http://blog.audio-technica.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/3.5mm-Male-Connections.png
Take note of the Stereo Headphones and Mono Microphone (the latter is the same as...
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By OkieDave
Stereo; mono would be two conductors.

Stereo; mono would be two conductors.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By OkieDave
According to the manual for the IC-A6, some...

According to the manual for the IC-A6, some versions come with the adapter cable; for those that didn't, the part number is OPC-499. See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By OkieDave
Check your connections first. Antennas are...

Check your connections first. Antennas are passive components and shouldn't go bad, though you might have a broken conductor in the cable or inside the housing (that's not the antenna itself going...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,884
Posted By OkieDave
What's the NACA vent on the underside of the...

What's the NACA vent on the underside of the wing? I thought the cabin air was in the nose. Is it just the heat in the nose, with fresh air in the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,197
Posted By OkieDave
I tend toward the symphonic; see...

I tend toward the symphonic; see https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BRD720/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

To that, add: the main theme from The Rocketeer. For less symphonic, Jimmy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,270
Posted By OkieDave
One of many reasons I always set the heading bug.

One of many reasons I always set the heading bug.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By OkieDave
I'm just spitballing here, but might it be...

I'm just spitballing here, but might it be because something food-grade would be known not to have any chemicals incompatible with the rubber seals?
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,989
Posted By OkieDave
While technically correct, I don't think it's...

While technically correct, I don't think it's fair to charge that failure-to-save to the chute.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 117,282
Posted By OkieDave
Indeed. Jekyll Island is also the birthplace of...

Indeed. Jekyll Island is also the birthplace of the Federal Reserve Bank. See The Creature from Jekyll Island (http://amzn.to/2iCec4O).
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,989
Posted By OkieDave
You're correct, and I should have been more...

You're correct, and I should have been more precise with my wording. "Cannot recover within the requirements" would have been better.
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,989
Posted By OkieDave
Originally, it was included because the Cirrus...

Originally, it was included because the Cirrus can't recover from a spin--the ability to recover is a certification requirement, so the FAA allowed the BRS as an alternate means of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,404
Posted By OkieDave
No kidding! An agent owes a duty of loyalty to...

No kidding! An agent owes a duty of loyalty to his principal. I hope you badmouthed him all over the airport.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-14-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By OkieDave
Ask a gunsmith; it's commonly used as a firearms...

Ask a gunsmith; it's commonly used as a firearms coating. Tough stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,404
Posted By OkieDave
That's called "structuring," and it's a federal...

That's called "structuring," and it's a federal felony.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 106,270
Posted By OkieDave
The University of Oklahoma has a fab lab too, and...

The University of Oklahoma has a fab lab too, and it's FREE!
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-25-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,055
Posted By OkieDave
Thank you both! I learned something today. My...

Thank you both! I learned something today.

My apologies for dragging the thread off topic.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-25-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,055
Posted By OkieDave
That would be news to me; there's a very famous...

That would be news to me; there's a very famous Supreme Court case (Beech Aircraft Corporation v. Rainey, 488 U.S. 153 (1988) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech_Aircraft_Corp._v._Rainey)) directly...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-25-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,055
Posted By OkieDave
This. Also, if there's ever a lawsuit, the...

This. Also, if there's ever a lawsuit, the discrepancy is going to be highly relevant. That's the sort of thing defense attorneys dream of.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By OkieDave
How would you account for ram effect in a dyno...

How would you account for ram effect in a dyno without a prop or forward motion? Or, in the alternative, is it negligible in the real world?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,642
Posted By OkieDave
Speaking as a pilot who loves his...

Speaking as a pilot who loves his tailwheels--even did my first cross-country in a Champ--I think you accidentally hit a truth here. Your insurance rate is the same, but you have a thousand hours in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-16-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 96,343
Posted By OkieDave
For that trip, I recommend Barbara Cushman...

For that trip, I recommend Barbara Cushman Rowell's Flying South (https://www.amazon.com/Flying-South-Pilots-Inner-Journey/dp/B000J3EGEO). A good story, and beautifully illustrated--her husband is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By OkieDave
Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation.

Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By OkieDave
Why wouldn't my auto policy cover liability...

Why wouldn't my auto policy cover liability arising from an unsecured load?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By OkieDave
The Ninety-Nines have a museum at KOKC, and there...

The Ninety-Nines have a museum at KOKC, and there are a number of good airport restaurants in the area as well (KPWA, KOUN, KPNC has a great Mexican joint called Enrique's, though it's a bit north of...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By OkieDave
I love the paint; the OD suggests you're going...

I love the paint; the OD suggests you're going for an AAC/AAF paint scheme, no?

Also, the picture of the Corsair is gorgeous. I have a couple of good ones myself. My all-time favorite airplane.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,570
Posted By OkieDave
Your math is fine, but moot. The outgoing beam...

Your math is fine, but moot. The outgoing beam is spatially coherent, but the return (reflected) beam is not; if it were, you wouldn't be able to see the spot on the wall from off-axis! Because the...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-09-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By OkieDave
You beat me to it. I've been there a few times,...

You beat me to it. I've been there a few times, though I camped at the state park a couple of miles down the road. Record trout country.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,570
Posted By OkieDave
Look into the Arduino Micro, Feather, or other...

Look into the Arduino Micro, Feather, or other variants; you can get them about the size of a quarter weighing just a few grams. I have a pair of Megas for prototyping, but anything I planned to put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,394
Posted By OkieDave
You might check your figures...220mm is 8 2/3...

You might check your figures...220mm is 8 2/3 inches. F-16 canopies aren't that thick!
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By OkieDave
Batteries (any power source, really) drop more...

Batteries (any power source, really) drop more voltage when they're under more load; that's why you should always test a battery with a load on it. OP said voltage came up when he shed the nav...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,258
Posted By OkieDave
Okay, I gotta ask: the Hoser? Navy pilot who...

Okay, I gotta ask: the Hoser? Navy pilot who smacked the Air Force around (and I say that as the son of an Air Force man)? Joe Satrapa?
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,844
Posted By OkieDave
If you're going to commit a war crime, may I...

If you're going to commit a war crime, may I suggest that you not leave your confession on a public forum? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,958
Posted By OkieDave
Yes, it may vary by state. As a rule, you can...

Yes, it may vary by state. As a rule, you can protect your home/real property this way; it's called "tenancy by the entirety," and it can only exist between husband and wife, but it does indemnify...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By OkieDave
Be careful with checklists that you haven't...

Be careful with checklists that you haven't personally confirmed against the POH.

A story:

I was flying a rather nice Baron 58 from Norman, OK to Broken Bow, OK. The owner (who had more time in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,015
Posted By OkieDave
I have to say, that's a pretty clever idea. I...

I have to say, that's a pretty clever idea. I like it!
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