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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By rocketman1988
ok

So for the sake of clarity, the terrain warning system is NEVER turned off for normal operations...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,622
Posted By rocketman1988
Tom

Sorry for you loss, and God bless you and yours...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Ummm

In an airliner, the terrain warning is NEVER turned off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By rocketman1988
Digital

They are going to $h1t when I upload 1500+ pages plus all of the photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By rocketman1988
Lovely

Just what we need....:mad:
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-06-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By rocketman1988
Talking Oh yes

Oh yes there is! Lots of things here fall in to the “over think” category!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By rocketman1988
Higher power door

Check out the higher power doors. A 48’ door only requires about 13” of overhead...and the doors are self supporting so the building doesn’t have to...

It’s an impressive door...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, they are there FOR safety reasons...and ignoring them can be hazardous to your health...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm

“...I think they are distracting to the pojnt of causing a safety issue...”

Really?

So we should do away with:

Traffic, traffic
Pull up
Wind shear
Obstacle
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,036
Posted By rocketman1988
Debur

Something to be said, as well, is that a lot of people overdo the deburring process.

You do not need to polish every edge to a mirror finish, and you do not need to remove a lot of material...

Look...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By rocketman1988
Research

Research the phone example. It does happen...more often than you might think and the cause is usually improper Charger...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By rocketman1988
FS: Showplanes Throttle/Mixer Control Backet

TMC-06B Showplanes Throttle/Mixer Control Bracket, Brand New... $35 new

and

CBA-01 Showplanes Control Bracket Angle, Brand New...$10 new

$35 shipped CONUS

Contact me rocketman at etczone dot com...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,754
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

"...Because that's how it always been done..."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,754
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, they do...

Yep, read about the program if you are not familiar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,754
Posted By rocketman1988
Read my post

I posted a reply but decided to delete it.

Listen, do what you want.

It is telling that both the EAA and FAA appear to agree with the additional pilot program...

Believe what you want, do what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,236
Posted By rocketman1988
Prayers

Tom, Thoughts and prayers to you and Suzanne...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,754
Posted By rocketman1988
Opinions

"...In my certain-to-be-unpopular opinion, there's no need whatsoever for a second person to ride along on the first flight of a single-pilot airplane. Any reason (excuse) that people give for doing...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah

The factory numbers, for most people, are wishful thinking.

Someone who has built previously, makes no mods, and builds the basic airplane, may come close to the high side...otherwise, no.

There...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 99,131
Posted By rocketman1988
Auto land

Not sure about the comment pertaining to commercial jet auto land. I am pretty sure it isn’t what you think. There is far more required than push a button and “auto land”...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By rocketman1988
time

I am building a -10 and am at 2400+ hours...and not yet flying.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By rocketman1988
VPX

I need more outputs and switches!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

E6000 adhesive or ShoeGoo...this stuff works great!
Forum: Primers 11-23-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By rocketman1988
primer

I did prime my -10 as I built it. My point was that even if you do not prime, the aircraft will likely outlive the builder. Hopefully, my -10 will be a family heirloom, being passed from generation...
Forum: Primers 11-23-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By rocketman1988
question

Do you want an airplane that will last 50 years or 100 years?

My C-172, built in 1957 is still flying...no primer, half it's life tied down outside...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By rocketman1988
here ya go...

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/3_32-Close-Quarters-Die-Set/productinfo/DIE4263CQ/#.XdgQZS2ZO3c
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By rocketman1988
Silicone

Do you research before using silicone. Some will damage plexiglass. I am planning on doing a final fill of that area after paint as the silicone can cause problems with some paints. Some people do...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By rocketman1988
FS: Intersection Fairings, HID Lights, More

U-1019-L/R and U-1020-L/R Intersection Fairings for RV-10, New Untouched, $39 Each new $110 shipped for ALL four pieces

C-1004-L/R RV-10 Rear Windows, uncut still in plastic wrap $163 each new $150...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,269
Posted By rocketman1988
short number

We had a C-320 with a short N number.

It was N4LC and it was always an issue when checking on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
wow

Wow, you start a thread on engine mods, don't like that some people have differing opinions, and then it's you that's blowing a gasket...

Listen, you put it out there, not everyone is on your...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

I did not note the Canada location but I thought it might be educational to post the FAA section as I had the same question...

I am not planning on a whiskey compass...unless the DAR requires it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
OMG...

A single engine driving TWO props through a drive train?

My God, man...where is your redundancy? It's a single point failure waiting to happen!:rolleyes::D
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By rocketman1988
Don't think a whiskey compass its still required...

It would seem to me that a whiskey compass is NOT required as long as you have a magnetic direction indicator. For example, my Garmin G3x has a very sensitive magnetometer to sense direction, i.e....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By rocketman1988
engine saver

Do you have a sketch of the plumbing on your homemade rig?

Also, do you plug the intake and exhaust when the dryer is running?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

While I love the experimental part of this hobby and have completed numerous mods, I think that you need to shift your focus a bit, as has been previously posted, to aircraft and away from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

"...if you want a faster airplane, go buy one..."

As nice as the RV aircraft are, they aren't the fastest out there. It is great to experiment but if you want a really fast aircraft, it is probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
Turbo

My question would be, “to what end?”

I am certainly not opposed to mods but with the 200ktas airframe limit it wouldn’t be speed, it would climb better but then you have cooling issues. Not sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Rumor?

"...Well, without the actual words, this is merely a rumor..."

Rumor my a$$...

When is the last time you lost $47,000 on a rumor?

Thanks for being such a great Monday Morning Quarterback...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,908
Posted By rocketman1988
anywhere...

Basic recommended safety equipment:

Safety glasses.

Hearing protection when riveting.

Possibly a respirator if they will be helping with primer:D

Beyond that, basic shop safety like no loose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, words DO matter...however, this issue...

Yes, words DO matter...however, this issue occurred around 2007 and I do not have the *exact* verbiage they used on hand.

I can tell you that the policy was a Flight School policy, insuring two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
phrase

In this case it was a catastrophic engine failure. You would think that is one of the reason WHY you carry insurance but no...there was one sentence in legalese, that was buried deep in the policy,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep, you get it. ...and read EVERY sentence. as...

Yep, you get it.

...and read EVERY sentence. as I posted earlier, the cost of one sentence was the price of a C-172RG...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
point

"...When the adjuster got to work, he requested log book pages with the owners required CFI checkout..."

What required CFI checkout? Was this something mandated by the insurance company?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and there's that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Exactly

The way it looks is that the insurance company is judge, jury, and executioner.

For example, a hypothetical pilot has 20,000+ hours and hasn't kept a logbook in years. All currency requirements are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By rocketman1988
mods

I opted for cold air induction, 9:1, and dual EFII. It did 297 on the dyno.

Is it possible to get more HP, absolutely...but the cost is generally reliability.

If you really want more power, look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Like...

I guess when it comes right down to it, having a logbook showing specific time in the insured type is the ONLY way to avoid the insurance company from denying the claim based on experience...

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
Educational

Yes that all makes sense...however...the point of my question is how is the validity of the application checked when a logbook is NOT required except pertaining to ratings sought.

Example: Private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,033
Posted By rocketman1988
question

"...That would depend on the situation. For example, if you have 0 make and model time but you said you have 10, that would be an issue..."

I'm curious as to how you check the validity of the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By rocketman1988
lights

Myron,

Not sure what you are looking for but I have a set of Duckworks HID bulbs and ballasts that I would like to part with...installed once but never flown...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...As for the negative replies, remember - no good deed goes unpunished. Certain people just like to hear themselves type!..."

Well you ought to be able to hear the typing when that engine doesn't...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,597
Posted By rocketman1988
GTX45

Realize that the GTX45R has bluetooth connectivity; it therefore has an antenna. According to Garmin, that antenna is somewhat directional, and is located behind the Garmin sticker on the...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By rocketman1988
Exactly

Yep, it just quit...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah, right

So you are comparing an idling engine to one that has been intentionally stopped. Not a good comparison, IMO.

Hypothetically, imagine the NTSB report from an accident resulting from intentionally...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

"...When I pushed the mixture back in and advanced the throttle, the engine never missed a beat!..."

It works fine until it doesn't...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I thread a nut on the screw, thread the screw in the nut plate a couple of threads, then snug up the nut. Works great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...Going in with the mind set that "there is something wrong with this plane and they are going to look until they find it"..."

That is called a "Witch Hunt"...

...and usually will result in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree

I would add that an "Inspector" that has little or no experience with Experimental aircraft, may not be the best person to inspect one...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,822
Posted By rocketman1988
some times

"...The degree gets you in the door..."

Yeah, not always...hence the numerous posts above...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,822
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, I do...

Yes, I think, based on my experience, the ME degree is desirable to a larger market of businesses...

When the space industry imploded after Challenger, I sent letters to many companies outside of...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,822
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I had a plant trip/CJO to one of the big GA companies in Wichita...

One of the interview questions was, "Where do you see yourself in this company?"

I answered, "Conceptual Design".

The...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,822
Posted By rocketman1988
.02

This discussion hits close to home; I too, was bore sighted on everything SPACE. Everything I did to get my degree was space oriented. I had dreams of working on the Shuttle program and was well on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and it's all or nothing; you have to mix the WHOLE tube at once and whatever is not used, goes to waste...
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