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Forum: GPS 04-22-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Yes, Stein will have the proper data for sure....

Yes, Stein will have the proper data for sure. Good choice for harness buildup...and any other avionics needs. ;) My one caveat in passing that STC Mx Manual along is that it may or may not have...
Forum: GPS 04-21-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
The one manual with pinouts that I can find so...

The one manual with pinouts that I can find so far on the Garmin site is the GPS 175/GNX 375 Part 23 AML STC Maintenance Manual, its here (http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-02207-a2_01.pdf).

Page...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By rvmills
I replaced the original VS and rudder on my RV-6...

I replaced the original VS and rudder on my RV-6 after owning it for a few years. Very straight forward, no complications in installation at all. I didn't even need to modify the empennage fairing...
Forum: GPS 04-12-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
This all makes good sense, and should be the case...

This all makes good sense, and should be the case for any interoperable EFIS/PFD connected to a 175/375 (Garmin, Dynon, Advanced, etc).

I was also asking if there is a way to have the simulator app...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,398
Posted By rvmills
Scott, This is a very sobering account, and I'm...

Scott,

This is a very sobering account, and I'm very sorry it's gone down this way for you. Definitely a wake-up call and a good warning of caution. Sounds like your partner is a stand-up guy and...
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Leonard, I haven't been able to get the sim to...

Leonard,

I haven't been able to get the sim to couple in a pitch mode either. Have tried LPV and Visual approach modes. There is a sim tracking mode that includes vertical, but I can't get that to...
Forum: GPS 04-04-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Brian, Thanks, I thought you might have a time...

Brian,

Thanks, I thought you might have a time hack on it. I re-listened, and do recall that part of the discussion, which is a pretty honest discussion of what the GTN/GNS systems provide that the...
Forum: GPS 04-04-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Brian, I picked up in the webinar that the 375...

Brian, I picked up in the webinar that the 375 will cross-fill from an iPad running Garmin Pilot, but not from other apps (like FF). But I didn’t hear that it wouldn’t cross-fill from/to other Garmin...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Brian! Doing well here...busy with a few...

Thanks Brian! Doing well here...busy with a few upgrades that I need to post about, and heading to Dayton Airpark to chase a little jet with a VAF fella in it this morning! Hope you and Chantel are...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Brian, I also heard them say no FF in the...

Brian,

I also heard them say no FF in the webinar, but missed any future promise or timeline. Our local FBO/Garmin Dealer said he would be surprised if it didn't happen quite soon. Maybe Levi or...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
The first 5 quotes all seem to relate to VNAV vs...

The first 5 quotes all seem to relate to VNAV vs VCALC. The short answer on VNAV versus VCALC, as I understand it, is that VNAV capability allows you to assign altitudes to various waypoints along a...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Steve, Did a little more digging: 650 screen:...

Steve,

Did a little more digging:

650 screen: 4.46" x 1.98" (4.9" diag)

430W screen: 3.3" x 1.8" (doesn't give diag, but Pythagorus says that's 3.76")

375 screen: Garmin says 4.8" diag but gives...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
The question I alluded to above concerns a phased...

The question I alluded to above concerns a phased panel upgrade and interoperability during and after the upgrade.

Current panel includes a Dynon D100 networked to a D-10A, AP-74 and 2 SV-32 servos....
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,570
Posted By rvmills
Steve, In researching the same question, and...

Steve,

In researching the same question, and reading Garmin online documentation, and Levi's OP, it says this:

"Built-in Connext® cockpit connectivity gives you the benefits and efficiencies of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By rvmills
Sport Class and Reno Racing Formation...

Sport Class and Reno Racing Formation Requirements:

Formation requirements for the Reno NCAR are established by each class. The governing FAA policy document that covers airshows and racing (FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By rvmills
Johnnie and Don, Axel, Sky and Mark are giving...

Johnnie and Don,

Axel, Sky and Mark are giving good advice, and I'll try to clarify things a bit for ya. I feel it's important to give prospective Sport Class Race Pilots a clear picture of the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 33,612
Posted By rvmills
Truly saddened beyond words. Jon was the best of...

Truly saddened beyond words. Jon was the best of the best...as a friend, a pilot, a performer, and an airshow mentor. An absolute Gentleman, and one of the really, REALLY good guys. Here's that big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
He mainly commented about how hard it was to hear...

He mainly commented about how hard it was to hear initially...anything. He could not tell if his transmissions were getting out. From Pace, his transmissions were very clear to me, and I could not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Holy moly Laird, that is an amazing story, and...

Holy moly Laird, that is an amazing story, and the picture shows how eerily similar it was to James' birdstrike. So happy Lisa was not seriously hurt! Thanks for sharing that! We were fortunate not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
How goes it Tom! Waved atcha from CLE a few weeks...

How goes it Tom! Waved atcha from CLE a few weeks ago! How's the Fairlea Farms airplane factory? :)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Right back atcha JJ...door's always open! Date...

Right back atcha JJ...door's always open! Date night is good! Keeps us outta trouble and in airplanes! :p

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Will call ya Ralph...Goose says hi...

Will call ya Ralph...Goose says hi back!

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Wow, thanks for the great replies! Vic, Paul...

Wow, thanks for the great replies!

Vic, Paul told me about your article, and I'm looking it up now (thanks to you both!). Mark, thanks for the number, called Jeff today, and will get together with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Paul! I'll call ya tomorrow and grab...

Thanks Paul! I'll call ya tomorrow and grab Jeff's number from you if you have it. Want to catch up any-who!

No sittin' here! ;)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Repairs 2

Today was (gulp) windscreen removal day...or what might be called "Dusty's lunch date with Sandy"! :eek:

Covered the interior, laid out some tape for borders, and dove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
Repairs 1

Repairs are underway on Sport 49/Rocket Six. Because this Super Six was designed and built as a "side-by-side Rocket", the measurements between the F-606 and F-607 bulkheads are not per plans, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,567
Posted By rvmills
RV-Super 6 Hawk Strike during Reno Races...and the repairs!

During the Sport Bronze Final on Sunday of the 2018 Reno Air Races, Sport 49, the RV-Super Six I own with James Stringer, and piloted by James that day, had a close encounter with a large hawk while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,287
Posted By rvmills
RVs and Rockets at Reno 2018

Reno 2018 was a fun year for the RV and Rocket gang! I saw Ross's thread on Reno 2018, with its great discussion on performance ignition and fuel systems and prop RPM, so thought I'd start a separate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 269,316
Posted By rvmills
And soon you'll be able to create a rating scale...

And soon you'll be able to create a rating scale for aircraft based on how many of your cool fairings are installed. SPF 50 being much faster than SPF 25, eh! :D

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,994
Posted By rvmills
Steve, here are those...

Steve, here are those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By rvmills
Nice demo JJ! Imagine all of the suffering that...

Nice demo JJ!

Imagine all of the suffering that could have been avoided had the world followed your lighting advice with this color rendering issue! :p...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,994
Posted By rvmills
Any time Mike, and we need to come see you guys....

Any time Mike, and we need to come see you guys. Steve and I may run down to Dayton after priming (in a couple weekends), to check out a squeezer Paul has, so we'll call ahead! Happy New Year!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,994
Posted By rvmills
The stub spars for the Super Six are longer than...

The stub spars for the Super Six are longer than those of the 8, since -6 spars meet in the middle of the aircraft. The inner ends will be trimmed slightly as well, to set the dihedral of the wings....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,994
Posted By rvmills
Been a while since we posted, but we have made...

Been a while since we posted, but we have made some progress on the wings...so Steve, Bob and I figured we'd catch up, and wish everyone a Happy New Year too.

When we last checked in, 4 wing skins...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By rvmills
Vic, Had the same issue here, and was able to...

Vic,

Had the same issue here, and was able to borrow a swaging tool from Kenny at Lycon. Managed to tie it in with an engine delivery to another gent here at home field. You're probably too far from...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,644
Posted By rvmills
Hey Dayton, what is cost neutral? Does that mean...

Hey Dayton, what is cost neutral? Does that mean you have to spend the same amount on stuff she wants as you spend on the plane? :D That seems to be the way it's working at my place...new panel = new...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-27-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,725
Posted By rvmills
I'm afraid that the thread drift and off-topic...

I'm afraid that the thread drift and off-topic debate (the topic being interest in this particular airplane, not alternative engine pros and cons) may have scared Mike (LS1RV7A) away, before he could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,172
Posted By rvmills
It would probably work Rob...as long as it didn't...

It would probably work Rob...as long as it didn't get too squished...or tickle too much! ;)

I know one reason Jeff and other racers go for the full-on mask system is to be able to to to 100% O2 and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-22-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,725
Posted By rvmills
Love it Bret! :D Bryan Adams sez I need to come...

Love it Bret! :D

Bryan Adams sez I need to come down and see your panel...of course Steve S and Bob K have me shackled to the drill press working on stub spars for the new wing...but soon! C'mon up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,172
Posted By rvmills
IIRC, I think Coach Nelson just had the tube to...

IIRC, I think Coach Nelson just had the tube to open air that year at Reno. Not sure tho. He's got a place at L00 AC, and Cougar can get in touch with him.

Jeff Lavelle does have a setup that may...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,725
Posted By rvmills
That's the car I needed in Junior College Bret!...

That's the car I needed in Junior College Bret! My Mom's Pinto struggled when half of our offensive line climbed into it on the way to the post-game party. Tailback driving, Fullback right seat,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,725
Posted By rvmills
Mike, Sure is a unique and interesting aircraft!...

Mike,

Sure is a unique and interesting aircraft! Can you provide links to the publications that you referred to (if available), or perhaps provide some details of the build. It would be interesting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,109
Posted By rvmills
Now that's funny, raht thar! :D Concur with Dan...

Now that's funny, raht thar! :D Concur with Dan and others...with forum rules based on ethics and congeniality, and good work of Mods and DR, it doesn't appear that topic domination is a threat. Evil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By rvmills
Don't do it! Unless you like that hands-on-hips,...

Don't do it! Unless you like that hands-on-hips, evil eye, head side-to-side, "I know you di'nt jus say dat to me" response that means the Avgas you were gonna buy...just turned into some "make-up"...
Forum: Rocket 03-23-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,922
Posted By rvmills
My Super Six was originally built with a stock 4...

My Super Six was originally built with a stock 4 tail. As I began to race, and started to do speed mods that increased the top speed, I found myself cornered...actually squeezed between, Dave Anders...
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,298
Posted By rvmills
Just to touch on a few of the discussion points,...

Just to touch on a few of the discussion points, as others have done. The OP poses a good question, and the basic differences in build spec that Tom, Smokey, Mark and others have outlined are the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,579
Posted By rvmills
That's funny Carl! Time flies...the kid in that...

That's funny Carl! Time flies...the kid in that pic is driving now! :eek: He wants a ride in Bill's Rocket too! ;)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,579
Posted By rvmills
Bill, Good numbers, thanks! Steve and I are...

Bill,

Good numbers, thanks! Steve and I are doing some power and drag calcs as part of estimating the potential of the future wing, and my average 2300 RPM at similar conditions is 202-203 KIAS, at...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-05-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,613
Posted By rvmills
A great friend, an awesome pilot and a formation...

A great friend, an awesome pilot and a formation Bro...and just plain one of the Good Guys. Joe battled cancer his way, with strength, honor and dignity. George "Cipher" Ford, his wife Lori and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,579
Posted By rvmills
I like it...the cape looks like it would go with...

I like it...the cape looks like it would go with a red plane with flames on it too...just sayin'! ;) Of course, Bill's plane is red too, and burns by me like the preverbal bat out of (h-e double...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,990
Posted By rvmills
Greg, My gear legs are coming off too, so I can...

Greg,

My gear legs are coming off too, so I can pull and repair my engine mount...taking copious notes here! Maybe we can work together on both sets. Gimme a holler, and let's meet up at the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-30-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,084
Posted By rvmills
How 'bout Jackson, WY and Grand Teton. 2:22...

How 'bout Jackson, WY and Grand Teton. 2:22 totality at 1135. Two "sunrise" fly fishing opportunities in one day, and some of the coolest scenery anywhere. Who's in? :D

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,078
Posted By rvmills
Thanks! Getting close. 230 is the next...

Thanks!



Getting close. 230 is the next threshold. Last full speed 4-way test hop was 258 mph, and the qualifying speed that year (2 years ago) was 257, so good correlation. That's about 224 KTAS,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,078
Posted By rvmills
Bob just needs to juggle less and read more!...

Bob just needs to juggle less and read more! Steve's pinging me on the side, as I fly people and peanuts from place to place...he always has my back! So the 10.15" delta from RSA-5 to FM-300A equates...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,579
Posted By rvmills
You're not the only one! (wringing hands with...

You're not the only one! (wringing hands with devilish grin...where's that icon?) :p

Good on ya Bill! You're a good man! You've done amazing work, and it shows. I can't even keep you in sight any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,979
Posted By rvmills
Congrats Bill! Same to all the RVers who are...

Congrats Bill! Same to all the RVers who are doing such a bang-up job in the IAC world! You guys make it look easy and fun! I know the latter is very true, and the former is most decidedly not true,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,503
Posted By rvmills
Scott, you are correct in the judgement of exact...

Scott, you are correct in the judgement of exact location vs altitude. Lower is easier to judge how close to the pylon you are, and how well you are flying your line. But it doesn't make lower always...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-01-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,503
Posted By rvmills
Dan, and anyone that would like to view the Sport...

Dan, and anyone that would like to view the Sport Class Air Racing training materials...

Our website has a training tab here: http://www.sportclass.com/training/

For your question Dan, scroll down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,498
Posted By rvmills
Here is a shot of one of the Sport Medallion...

Here is a shot of one of the Sport Medallion starts, as the pace plane is rolling out in the chute and calling the racers to move forward into line abreast. Tim O'Brien used this shot as his Sport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,498
Posted By rvmills
Uh-huh...Alisha tells me you haven't taken it off...

Uh-huh...Alisha tells me you haven't taken it off yet! :p

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,498
Posted By rvmills
Yep, we can't let Axel get away without a little...

Yep, we can't let Axel get away without a little photo evidence posted! ;)

Here are a couple of his R.O.Y....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,994
Posted By rvmills
A few more pics of rib and wing skin...

A few more pics of rib and wing skin progress:

Steve and Brigitta K laying up a set of ribs (can't begin to say how much great help and hard work B&B Kuykendall have provided on this...and congrats...
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