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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Northernliving
Goodyear Flight Custom 3

I actually replaced mine today. I read all through these VAF forums and there are lots of opinions. Some love the retreads, others have had problems with them. For almost every tire, you will find...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,229
Posted By Northernliving
Any special charging consideration with the...

Any special charging consideration with the Shorai 18 AH batteries?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By Northernliving
I found this video on LOP/ROP one of the very...

I found this video on LOP/ROP one of the very best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bATVXMHQg&t=77s
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By Northernliving
Fix

What are the ways to fix this? My fuel flow sensor also reads high when the pump is on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,171
Posted By Northernliving
Welcome

I saw your video touring Van's and flying the different models and wondered if after flying an RV, you would be able to resist having one. I couldn't! Welcome and enjoy.

Brian
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,331
Posted By Northernliving
PIREPS

I'm also interested in PIREPs from either the WhirlWind or Senenich composite ground adjustable props.
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,084
Posted By Northernliving
I also lost a friend to power lines in 2106 in...

I also lost a friend to power lines in 2106 in South Carolina. He was flying his new Harmon rocket along a river in a familiar area. He was a navy trained pilot and captain with Delta. No one is...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,913
Posted By Northernliving
Randy Lervold did one of the very best comparison...

Randy Lervold did one of the very best comparison between various props that I’ve seen on his RV8. In summary, the 3-Bade cost him around 4-6 MPH in speed, (but gained 15 MPH in cool factor - IMO!...
Forum: Northeast 03-10-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 59,330
Posted By Northernliving
Mt Washington yesterday was also nice. ...

Mt Washington yesterday was also nice. Tuckerman's Ravine Skiing should be excellent this spring.

https://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr68/Northernliving/Mt%20Washington%203.9.2019.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,753
Posted By Northernliving
Shutter

I'm also installing one of these on my cooler shutter. What a great little device!
http://www.tcwtech.com/control_valve_servo_kit.html

I was thinking of mounting my shutter on the rear of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By Northernliving
Did you say Jet!?!?!

Are you building a Sonex Jet, Paul? See to remember a video of you flying one.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-25-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,970
Posted By Northernliving
I plan on building a Rans S21 to put on amphibs. ...

I plan on building a Rans S21 to put on amphibs. The quoted build time is crazy low and it appears that it would be a great float plan with reasonable cruise (as far as float planes go).

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Northernliving
That's the best partnership.... I have the same,...

That's the best partnership.... I have the same, but my bride likes to sit in the back and direct me to her favorite restaurant! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By Northernliving
Tanis preheat and a wifi switch. Cheap, simple,...

Tanis preheat and a wifi switch. Cheap, simple, and works like a champ. One switch for preheat and one for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,206
Posted By Northernliving
RF noise is the issue. Would be interested in...

RF noise is the issue. Would be interested in knowing if any of these are RF noise free. The cheap ones seem to be pretty noisy. I've had the best experience with the unit from Stein Air. ...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,632
Posted By Northernliving
Here is a video on building one. It should take...

Here is a video on building one. It should take the moisture out of the air just like a conventional AC unit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWeyuB_dUKU
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By Northernliving
I've done this many times for hours using my...

I've done this many times for hours using my Odyssey with my float/charge state charger turned on. No issues other than good learning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,723
Posted By Northernliving
I've been using ADSB now for a couple of years. ...

I've been using ADSB now for a couple of years. Great for traffic, but weather is pretty poor. Updates are slow, and frankly, with changing weather, it's usefulness is marginal. Interesting to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,050
Posted By Northernliving
I do all my planning with Seattle Avionics FlyQ...

I do all my planning with Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB and upload it via wifi to my Skyview Touch. It takes seconds. Simply amazing! I would think it would work in a similar way with the standard...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,040
Posted By Northernliving
Appears that the side-by-side sliders can also be...

Appears that the side-by-side sliders can also be opened in flight with not so desirable results.

https://generalaviationnews.com/2016/06/17/rv-6-canopy-opens-in-flight-with-fatal-consequences/
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,040
Posted By Northernliving
I think this has been discussed here on VAF at...

I think this has been discussed here on VAF at length, and the answer is yes, the slider can be opened in flight and there is at least two document cases and one with an egress... speed is...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-25-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,040
Posted By Northernliving
Hey Smokey, knife looks nice. Any idea if that's...

Hey Smokey, knife looks nice. Any idea if that's made in the good old USA?

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,809
Posted By Northernliving
Here is the video from Mike Arnold on making the...

Here is the video from Mike Arnold on making the molds for the RV travel pods. It would be great if someone had these molds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5A7_oPAw9c
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,300
Posted By Northernliving
Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that...

Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that nut/cotter pin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By Northernliving
The Aviation X was first launched in 1998 - it's...

The Aviation X was first launched in 1998 - it's now a 20+ year old design. The A20's were first launched in 2010 and was updated in 2015, so it's design is a good 10-15 years newer. The A20 has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By Northernliving
Just build a Stratux. I think I built mine for...

Just build a Stratux. I think I built mine for $100 or so with a battery that lasts 5-6 hours. I now use it as a backup should my Dynon let me down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbVkAWvxQrA
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,631
Posted By Northernliving
That is amazing for those that haven't seen it.

That is amazing for those that haven't seen it.
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks for the PIREP. I need to improve my heat...

Thanks for the PIREP. I need to improve my heat before the cold wx arrives. Wondering if I should add something like this in series to what I already have ore replace. I assume that you replaced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,914
Posted By Northernliving
+1 on that one. I like to hear the N-number and...

+1 on that one. I like to hear the N-number and then also see them on the screen - with the N-number. N-number and field position is the best, IMO. Colors can be second guessed, especially if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,822
Posted By Northernliving
I also have a lifetime for Dynon maps and FlyQ. ...

I also have a lifetime for Dynon maps and FlyQ. Seattle just seems to be adding all kinds of nice features and upgrades to FlyQ all the time, and now the web interface. Really like the flight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,220
Posted By Northernliving
These appear to be a pretty good price for new...

These appear to be a pretty good price for new discs -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By Northernliving
Well, I missed the software update and I updated...

Well, I missed the software update and I updated my maps and obstacle database base this morning and flew it for 2.5 hours. It got my to Martha's Vineyard, and back w/out any event, so installing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,054
Posted By Northernliving
MzeroA Did a nice video on their new glass...

MzeroA Did a nice video on their new glass cockpit that is Garmin-less. It's a Dynon Skyview HDX with an Avidyne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfAxIR99UuA&t=11s

I fly behind a Skyview, but did...
Forum: Reviews 09-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,326
Posted By Northernliving
No data while idle. I picked up one of the ODB2...

No data while idle.

I picked up one of the ODB2 hotspots from AT&T last year with unlimited data for $20/month. I bridged to a more powerful router/hotspot and the guys in the hangar to the left...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Northernliving
Put the battery on the firewall.

Put the battery on the firewall.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 115,160
Posted By Northernliving
46in. Same as the S20 and the RV14. Now back...

46in. Same as the S20 and the RV14. Now back to the RV15!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Northernliving
Glad you found the problem. I also seem to...

Glad you found the problem. I also seem to recall that transponder firmware updates had a separate/manual process.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,451
Posted By Northernliving
Others have done it

Brent Owens did the speed slope canopy on his -8. I'm pretty sure he had to modify the baggage door. Details are on his build site.

http://www.mykitlog.com/owens

Also pictured...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Northernliving
Low RPM, Two Stage

Get a good two stage with an 1725rpm motor and you will be much better off (quiet and high CFM). The compressor will run around 750rpm, so it will sound like one of the old Listers; quietly thumping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By Northernliving
I flew to OSH on July 8th and stayed at the...

I flew to OSH on July 8th and stayed at the Hilton on the field. Doesn't get much better than taxi/parking at the hotel in your "RV." Enjoyed a nice quiet day at the museum the following day...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,638
Posted By Northernliving
Found an answer to my...

Found an answer to my question.
https://www.skydesigns.aero/rv-8-alu...l-landing-gear

$1k seems like a lot to polish them. Overall, nice to see and good price.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,638
Posted By Northernliving
They look nice from the photo, Gary. What are...

They look nice from the photo, Gary. What are they getting for them?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,822
Posted By Northernliving
Thumbs up for Fly-Q

About 4 years ago, I tried FF, Fly-Q and Garmin's Pilot product and ended up with Fly-Q. Garmin was surprisingly clunky. I just found it to be simpler and more intuitive for me. I also didn't like...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By Northernliving
What Turner said x10

What Turner said x10
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,712
Posted By Northernliving
Move the event to AZ in February? :)

Move the event to AZ in February? :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,548
Posted By Northernliving
I purchased my -8. It's pretty light at 1012#...

I purchased my -8. It's pretty light at 1012# emty. I'm 6-2, 205 # and rode in the back for 8 hours home after purchasing it since I wasn't able to fly it yet. Absolutely no issues with Van's...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,107
Posted By Northernliving
My experience with Dynon service has been second...

My experience with Dynon service has been second to none. Glad to see they made it right and squared with their misstep.
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,736
Posted By Northernliving
Speed

Interesting. I wonder if they are as fast as hydraulics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By Northernliving
Company account

Find someone with a commercial Fed Ex or UPS account and reimburse them. The cost will be a fraction of that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,529
Posted By Northernliving
Strange

That seems very strange that it's over 2x. Something doesn't add up. Make sure you are talking to the right person there. PM or email me if you want the phone number of the rep that I worked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,529
Posted By Northernliving
Shocking

These prices you are being quoted a shocking. I had about 200 hours of logged total time and 100 hours of tail wheel when I got my quote for $1484.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,529
Posted By Northernliving
Find a new insurance company!

I'm a low time pilot and my total costs for my -8(tail wheel) is $1484 w/70k on the hull. Call Leah Ringeisen Gallagher Aviation. You seriously need to find a new insurance company.

Go for the...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,050
Posted By Northernliving
Perhaps more work than it's worth at this point,...

Perhaps more work than it's worth at this point, but wonder if you could find a lab to test the material. Scary to think that it might have come your fuel supplier and if so, how many other planes...
Forum: Northeast 06-25-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By Northernliving
Second for Sky Manor N40

A second for Sky Manor - N40. Restaurant is great, and there are a couple of RV's based there. We stopped on our way back to KORH from Myrtle Beach this past April and it was very nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 465,057
Posted By Northernliving
Amazing

Mark, you plane looks amazing. These almost don't look like photos! Are they real???? Wow.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,427
Posted By Northernliving
A big thumbs up for the AntiSplat gust...

A big thumbs up for the AntiSplat gust lock.

https://antisplataero.com/products/ultimate-gust-lock
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,811
Posted By Northernliving
Peter, my story was similar to yours; PPL in 1989...

Peter, my story was similar to yours; PPL in 1989 when I was 24, then job moves around the country, family and 3 kids in private colleges grounded my aviation dreams with the exception of an hour or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,401
Posted By Northernliving
Generous people

I had just this. I used an RV6 for free, and an RV8 for free for my transition training. 2 hours in each. They were filled with fuel when I took them out, and I filled them when I returned them. I...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 05-12-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,762
Posted By Northernliving
One more to add

I can add a close friend to that list killed by power lines; in a known/familiar area. Walker was a 13k US Navy trained Delta captain. No one is immune. Fly smart and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By Northernliving
Build/buy what you want and are comfortable...

Build/buy what you want and are comfortable flying. Flying a tail wheel isn't hard provided you get some good instruction. I learned to fly in a J-3. I also flew a Citabria for several years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,279
Posted By Northernliving
Strangely enough, the tax rich state of...

Strangely enough, the tax rich state of (T)Massachusetts charges no sales tax on aircraft. We pretty much get the stick on everything else!

No sales tax was amazing to me, as was the $5 FAA...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,880
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks Tom. So no additional panel switches for...

Thanks Tom. So no additional panel switches for either Surefly or PMag? I can just use my L/R Keyed ignition/starter switch? They both seem pretty easy to install. I like the internal power in the...
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