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Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By donaziza
I've been reading here (on VAF) for years, that...

I've been reading here (on VAF) for years, that one "can't" open the canopy in flight, due to the slip stream pressing down on it. That's why I slowed to the 75 Kts first, and then E-e-e-esily...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-26-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By donaziza
How does he find these places:D:D:D

How does he find these places:D:D:D
Forum: International 05-26-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By donaziza
How much is av gas in Portugal?

How much is av gas in Portugal?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,903
Posted By donaziza
I originally had an I pad. Couldn't see the darn...

I originally had an I pad. Couldn't see the darn thing in sunlight. Had to memorize where to put my finger on anything that was colored blue. Then I got a nexus 9. Its an android. "That" I can...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By donaziza
Can I ask, What is that doofinkee in your front...

Can I ask, What is that doofinkee in your front windscreen? Is it a HUD??:confused:
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By donaziza
I sold my first 8 back in 2012. Had a heck of a...

I sold my first 8 back in 2012. Had a heck of a time, because nobody wanted a 320. Airplane flew fantastic, except it was a bit lacking when trying to stay in position in formation. See posts 10...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-18-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By donaziza
I take it "Jarhead" was a Marine?:D

I take it "Jarhead" was a Marine?:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By donaziza
One thing more. You know---in the "Installation ...

One thing more. You know---in the "Installation guide" on page 6-11, it talks about the "K" factor. It says there " The "K" factor can be found on the tag that came with your "fuel flow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By donaziza
Sure----You know how you have the 6 buttons on...

Sure----You know how you have the 6 buttons on the bottom. And as you push either the right most, or left most button, your 180 scrolls thru the various pages? One should be your "EMS" page. This...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By donaziza
Mine also shows 16 gallons. BUT--you've always...

Mine also shows 16 gallons. BUT--you've always got the fuel totalizer on the maintenance page. Its always accurate within .3 of a gallon as evidenced by what the fuel truck says on a fill up. For...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By donaziza
HA Ha, Laughed myself silly on this one:D

HA Ha, Laughed myself silly on this one:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By donaziza
I think wasting TP is some sort of federal...

I think wasting TP is some sort of federal offense right now....

Ha Ha---That "did" occur to me.:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By donaziza
Angry 2 problems--first the old toss the toilet paper roll out the canopy trick

Went out today with my 8, (9000 Ft.) to try for the first time ever to toss the toilet paper roll out of the canopy trick. Slowed to 75 Kts, unrolled maybe 14 inches, (of toilet paper-not the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,969
Posted By donaziza
Hi Jim---I was rereading this, and I thought...

Hi Jim---I was rereading this, and I thought Shoot, I'd better add in some safety stuff. You and your son may well be planning to land at wherever you go. Me---for me, it was an entire aerial...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 05-10-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,780
Posted By donaziza
I've got an old Garmin 496. It has all the ATC...

I've got an old Garmin 496. It has all the ATC center freqs on it wherever you happen to be. If I want to go thru a MOA, I just call center and ask them if its hot or not. I know some guys just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,969
Posted By donaziza
Talking My trip in 2010

I flew out west from Atlanta back in 2010. Hit the Grand Canyon, (there are special VFR corridors over the canyon, and you gotta be at a certain altitude depending on if you're going north, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By donaziza
Garmin GNC 300 comm radio acting up

Hi Guys--Got a radio question for you techie types. I've got a Garmin GNC 300 comm radio. It works great for about the 1st hour or so, but when I go home, and call the tower, I can hear my mic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,297
Posted By donaziza
That's funny. I flew my 8 yesterday---ECI IO...

That's funny. I flew my 8 yesterday---ECI IO 360---no steam at all afterwards.:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By donaziza
No picture here Bobby----I'd love to see...

No picture here Bobby----I'd love to see it---sounds funny.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,087
Posted By donaziza
Diddo Alan, as of 9:43 PM, EDT, April 24th, sez...

Diddo Alan, as of 9:43 PM, EDT, April 24th, sez you're out. How much are they??
Forum: Safety 04-17-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,714
Posted By donaziza
Hi Blake, Please check your PM,s

Hi Blake, Please check your PM,s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By donaziza
I just renewed mine. $1445, about the same as...

I just renewed mine. $1445, about the same as last year. Went thru the Falcon agency in Kerrville, Texas. They put me with Global. I'm 77. RV 8. Is that about what you other 8 drivers are paying?
Forum: Safety 04-13-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,714
Posted By donaziza
I went out last Friday, (after reading this), and...

I went out last Friday, (after reading this), and pulled it all apart, primarily to check the wear on the pin, and the 1/2 moon slot it rides in. All looks good, didn't appear that the pin or the...
Forum: Propellers 04-10-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,210
Posted By donaziza
Yeah, but its only 150 hours from 650 to 800, and...

Yeah, but its only 150 hours from 650 to 800, and only 3 1/2 years vs 6.
Forum: Propellers 04-10-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,210
Posted By donaziza
I had my plane up in Ohio, 3 1/2 years ago with...

I had my plane up in Ohio, 3 1/2 years ago with my 200RV whirlwind. Took it off the airplane and completely serviced it. It had 650 hours on it. Back in February, I started noticing oil spots on...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-05-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 301,687
Posted By donaziza
m-m-m-m, that "is" a nice tail;)

m-m-m-m, that "is" a nice tail;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,035
Posted By donaziza
Little birdies---Big birdies

I've had 3 in airliners, and one I was easily able to go around in my 8. Blasting down the runway in a DC 9,in Pensacola, about 6:30 in the morning. About 300 little fuzzy critters sleeping in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,087
Posted By donaziza
Ok. I've got an S 7 edge. But darn if I can...

Ok. I've got an S 7 edge. But darn if I can find what you're talking about. Looked everywhere. Can you help? maybe with a private email?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,446
Posted By donaziza
(except maybe the fuel pump...) They're saying...

(except maybe the fuel pump...)

They're saying "wipe your fuel pump handle for your car". Not nearly as many hands on an aviation fuel pump handle, but I wipe it anyway. My hangar has 4 planes in...
Forum: Safety 03-27-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By donaziza
Carl--Thanks a million for posting this. I had...

Carl--Thanks a million for posting this. I had gotten interested in PLB's back in 2009. They were about $1500 then. This was really a great educator on what to buy and/or not buy.

Thanks again.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,482
Posted By donaziza
Good stuff---I will go out and practice some of...

Good stuff---I will go out and practice some of this---especially the point, roll, yaw thing. Maybe even come down to Savannah by you, (but not til the pandemic is over--I'm in ATL.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By donaziza
Methinks they're the attraction pulling this...

Methinks they're the attraction pulling this never ending rain in.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By donaziza
"Trip Planning" is just A to B. "Flight Plan"...

"Trip Planning" is just A to B. "Flight Plan" saves your "flight plan" (you gotta specifically "store" it) ie, from home port---say to Sun n Fun via intersection x, via waypoint y, via this, via...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By donaziza
Already tried that. Darn thing wouldn't fit. ...

Already tried that. Darn thing wouldn't fit. Only thing I've been able to do is partially put (metallic) tape over my oil cooler in winter, and off when it starts getting hot outside.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By donaziza
Why don't you just get that Anti Splat louver,...

Why don't you just get that Anti Splat louver, that you can open or close at will. I wish I had it. Permanent louvers were installed in my plane (without my knowledge), and now my oil temp runs too...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By donaziza
Flight Aware tracking

Any lawyers and/or computer guys out there care to explain this more?

Do Not Track
We use analytics systems and providers that process Personal Information about your online activities over time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By donaziza
I just use Turtle wax "Bug and tar"---and Viva...

I just use Turtle wax "Bug and tar"---and Viva paper towels---only Viva, because they're like soft cloth. Been cleaning the bugs and grime this way for 7 years now. No problems.:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By donaziza
Hi G3xpert, Is this update they're all talking...

Hi G3xpert, Is this update they're all talking about the same as 7.3.2 on Androids? Or 7.4.1?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By donaziza
My engine is an ECI IO 360. The prop is a...

My engine is an ECI IO 360. The prop is a constant speed Whirlwind 200. Sorry---I didn't think to put that stuff in the original post. Oh, and one more thing. I was up at 9500 ft for almost 3...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By donaziza
Atomized oil on my windscreen

Last 2 times I went out joy riding, I noticed an atomised mist on my wind screen. Rain?? I didn't go thru any rain. Got out and ran my finger in the crack behind my spinner. Oily:mad: What...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By donaziza
It was exactly this webinar, by Mike Busch, that...

It was exactly this webinar, by Mike Busch, that I watched a year or two ago, that made me ask my question.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By donaziza
Unable to fly for 2 months & 3 days

Last time (til today), I was unable to fly for 2 months, 3 days, due to a doozy of a cold. So of course I started worrying about oil film slipping off my pistons and cylinders. Finally got out...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,342
Posted By donaziza
I assume this means---Eject??:confused: (I dunno)

I assume this means---Eject??:confused: (I dunno)
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,342
Posted By donaziza
Its been a million years, but talk about weird...

Its been a million years, but talk about weird spin recovery. Navy T-28--(big engine--same as a DC 3 if I recall) I seem to remember stick full forward, then a "L" shape---right or left, depending...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By donaziza
Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Hackzall Recip Saw...

Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Hackzall Recip Saw (2420-20) (Tool Only - No Battery)

Well darn, I tried to copy and paste the picture here too, but the picture wouldn't go. (Dougie--is that on purpose?) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Posted By donaziza
Thanx Sam, I'll try again Monday. (Closed today)...

Thanx Sam, I'll try again Monday. (Closed today) (But that's the number I tried yesterday)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Posted By donaziza
I called Desser yesterday to order a set for my...

I called Desser yesterday to order a set for my 8. She said I had to be a dealer, and wouldn't sell me anything:confused::mad::confused: Isosceles, are you a dealer? (I still need new tires.)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By donaziza
Matt, Are you sure you have the airport ID...

Matt, Are you sure you have the airport ID correct? I can't find it on Air Nav or AOPA. (OK, never mind, while I was typing this, you fixed your ID. Sorry.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By donaziza
I put my stuff in a ziplock plastic baggie. And...

I put my stuff in a ziplock plastic baggie. And a rag--and old T shirt is perfect. Or a roll of paper towels. Neither takes up hardly any room. If you use any kind of bottle, first "burp" it...
Forum: GPS 01-20-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,585
Posted By donaziza
Gotta wonder if Garmin (besides Justin) is...

Gotta wonder if Garmin (besides Justin) is reading all this, and laughing themselves silly.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,302
Posted By donaziza
I probably slip my 8 about half the time, BUT, at...

I probably slip my 8 about half the time, BUT, at 71 KIAS, I get a stall buffet. So I never get slower than the 71 Kts, (unless I don't need a slip) See Post 25.
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,450
Posted By donaziza
Here's my non builder, non mechanic solution that...

Here's my non builder, non mechanic solution that happened to me about 10 years ago. My first RV 8 had an Lycoming O-320/hartzell prop. Had a vibration. Prop balancing didn't do any good. My...
Forum: Safety 11-28-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,849
Posted By donaziza
I don't know if this will help or not---but I...

I don't know if this will help or not---but I "was" 65 when I was gonna get an RV 8. But first I needed tail wheel training. I got it in a RV 6, and the instructor insisted I make 3 point landings....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,857
Posted By donaziza
I assume its you?? Who took the picture?

I assume its you?? Who took the picture?
Forum: Safety 11-10-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,837
Posted By donaziza
Yeah, Also--see post19 (Are you in...

Yeah, Also--see post19 (Are you in Switzerland??)
Forum: Safety 11-10-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,837
Posted By donaziza
See posts 19 and 39. I still like this saws all,...

See posts 19 and 39. I still like this saws all, because it may well be more the the canopy one is trying to cut out of. I'm thinking--canopy mired in mud, only thing left, is out the side of the...
Forum: Safety 11-08-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,628
Posted By donaziza
I realize you're just being funny, but about 10...

I realize you're just being funny, but about 10 years ago, I was parked underneath what was just a roof, no sides or doors. $%&**birds kept crapping on my plane. So I put a great big dummy owl up...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,837
Posted By donaziza
Let me tell you guys a story I read a few years...

Let me tell you guys a story I read a few years ago, right here on VAF. Some RV 6 driver flipped over, up somewhere in New England. Turns out he was fine, but where he flipped over was in a marshy...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,386
Posted By donaziza
My decision to go around usually results from...

My decision to go around usually results from bounced landings. If I bounce twice, or too high the first time, :mad: I pour the coals to it. Sometimes, I wish I had ground spoilers.:D (I've found...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,837
Posted By donaziza
I've never seen that thingy ma jig the firemen...

I've never seen that thingy ma jig the firemen are using to flip the plane back upright. The video stops short. Anyone know how it completes its task?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,976
Posted By donaziza
Your survival suit

Wie gehts Hermann, Could you maybe talk a bit about that survival suit you're wearing out over the ocean? I was thinking--it must keep the cold water out, but I see its open by your ankles and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,091
Posted By donaziza
If you wanna play Air Force/Navy fighter pilot,...

If you wanna play Air Force/Navy fighter pilot, AND your wife doesn't much care about flying, get an 8 or a 4. (Tandem seats) If, on the other hand, she is going to fly a lot with you, get a side by...
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