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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By N941WR
I really wish they had a thump emoji! Welcome to...

I really wish they had a thump emoji!

Welcome to VAF. Your question of which to build has been asked a number of times. Try using the Advance Search feature to see if you can find some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By N941WR
Not yet as my policy doesn't expire until the end...

Not yet as my policy doesn't expire until the end of June. Just thought I would get some quotes early this year. Typically, I don't shop insurance rates but I had received a number of solicitations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By N941WR
What is going on with insurance rates?

My insurance doesn't expire until June but recently I have filled out applications for two different brokers that have solicited my business.

Their quotes were 40% higher than what I paid last year....
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By N941WR
Contact Craig Catto, he will know. I would think...

Contact Craig Catto, he will know.

I would think the best tip speed is determined by the shape of the tip, design of the airfoil at the tip, speed of the aircraft, engine torque, tip speed, phase of...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By N941WR
Taildragger or tricycle? Either way, pull the...

Taildragger or tricycle?

Either way, pull the plane out of the hangar at night, point it down the hangar row, and turn on the lights.

If a tricycle, set the right light so it shines straight out,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By N941WR
WOW! That is a lot of weight pretty far...

WOW! That is a lot of weight pretty far aft.

You had better think twice.

It seems just a bit odd to me, if you are that concerned about safety, why are you building and flying an amateur built...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By N941WR
Check to see how much it will add to your empty...

Check to see how much it will add to your empty weight.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By N941WR
With my -9, I fly the entire pattern at 60 knots...

With my -9, I fly the entire pattern at 60 knots when heavy and 55 knots when light, slowing over the numbers.

I'll let a -7 pilot give you their numbers.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By N941WR
Either will work for your mission. It really...

Either will work for your mission.

It really comes down to what else you want.

I bought my -9 because I wanted the slower landing speeds to get in and out of some grass strips I use. The -7 would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By N941WR
I agree with this statement. My -9 started life...

I agree with this statement.

My -9 started life as a taildragger and I have never once wanted to change it. I live on a grass strip and visit a bunch of others and never worry about the nose gear...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,231
Posted By N941WR
Why? The -12 has more room and better visibility...

Why? The -12 has more room and better visibility than the -9 and the useful load might be surprisingly close.

The 915 has a turbo which typically have some long-term maintenance issues. Granted,...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By N941WR
Contact Jay Pratt at RV...

Contact Jay Pratt at RV Central.

http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,903
Posted By N941WR
Nice writeup George! This one time at Band Camp,...

Nice writeup George!

This one time at Band Camp, I was on short final with a CFI in the right seat, doing my BFR. He asked me to show him a minimum approach speed landing.

We were steady at 55...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By N941WR
FYI - There is a difference between the E and...

FYI - There is a difference between the E and P-mags.

The E-mags do not have the internal generator and are long out of production.

The P-mags have the internal generator.

The company is Emag,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By N941WR
Contact Steve Furjesi <steve@super-12.com>. He...

Contact Steve Furjesi <steve@super-12.com>.

He built me a new mount for my -9 after a particularly hard landing during a BFR.

He took my original mount, made a jig from it, built a new mount, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By N941WR
Have you considered a used Dynon D180? It is...

Have you considered a used Dynon D180?

It is light and includes all your engine gauges along with all the flight instruments you would ever need.
Forum: Safety 01-17-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By N941WR
GPS Jammming in the SE US

In case you aren't aware of it, the US military (Navy?) is performing some tests off the coast of Georgia and the GPS signal will be unreliable.

Here...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By N941WR
If you can only afford one gun, get a 3X. If can...

If you can only afford one gun, get a 3X.

If can can afford two, get both a 3X and a 2X.

Infact, I would rather have 2X gun and a manual squeezer than a pneumatic squeezer.
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,776
Posted By N941WR
Dang! I didn't realize those laser pointers had...

Dang! I didn't realize those laser pointers had gotten that powerful!

Seriously, it looks s a testament to the aircraft to be able to land with that much damage!

Good luck sorting through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By N941WR
We are going to Frankfurt, KY (KFFT) along with a...

We are going to Frankfurt, KY (KFFT) along with a number of other RV'ers and miscellaneous airplanes to do another part of the Bourbon Trail.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,439
Posted By N941WR
I just hook my $50 tractor and pull it. Tractor...

I just hook my $50 tractor and pull it.

Tractor Video (https://repucci.com/bill/first%20flight/sexy_tractor.wmv)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By N941WR
I covered the top of my glair shield with Velcro...

I covered the top of my glair shield with Velcro loop fabric. (Feels and looks like a low nap flat black velvet cloth.)

I have three antennas stuck up there and they are unobtrusive, including the...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,814
Posted By N941WR
Years ago, someone on this forum who is a first...

Years ago, someone on this forum who is a first responder said that in his experience, if the ELT goes off, the mission switches from a Search and Rescue to Search and Recovery.

That just doesn't...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By N941WR
I fixed one by sticking a piece of safety wire in...

I fixed one by sticking a piece of safety wire in the zero fitting and reseating the little ball.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By N941WR
One thing I was able to do was to negotiate with...

One thing I was able to do was to negotiate with my broker.
When I finished my -9 taildragger almost 13 years ago, the underwriters wanted me to get three hours in Make and Model.

Since the -9 was...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,906
Posted By N941WR
When I built my -9, I went with an "approved"...

When I built my -9, I went with an "approved" engine (O-290d2). While a great match for the -9, the engine installation took a long time because the standard parts did not fit and I spent a lot of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,831
Posted By N941WR
Those numbers are exactly what I see with my...

Those numbers are exactly what I see with my O-360.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By N941WR
The jumper in (A curve) timing is perfect for low...

The jumper in (A curve) timing is perfect for low compression engines, such as the one in your -3. If you had the "stock" 8.5:1 engine, there is a very good chance you would have high CHT's. (Jumper...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By N941WR
ShureFly, SDS, LightSpeed, and the others, while...

ShureFly, SDS, LightSpeed, and the others, while good ignitions, do not have internal generators like the P-mags. Thus, they are not in the same class. It also means they are not programmable, like...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By N941WR
Early on there were issues with them, which is...

Early on there were issues with them, which is why we developed the EICommander.
Since version 40 came out, I have not heard of a single instance of lost timing.

If you are running a ore version 40...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,831
Posted By N941WR
You can add safe and reliable IFR backups by...

You can add safe and reliable IFR backups by including a Dynon PocketPanel and a handheld GPS, of some type. No tie into your Pitot or Static system, do ice isn't an issue.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By N941WR
It is much better for them to shop late than ship...

It is much better for them to shop late than ship a faulty ignition.

I think those of us who lived through the teething problems with the four cylinder P-mags will agree.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By N941WR
First, make sure the aileron is in the correct...

First, make sure the aileron is in the correct place. The, take your Drimmel and slice the trailing edge and up the side, along the part line.

With the ailerons locked in place, move the wingtip...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By N941WR
A neighbor bought a new Cub-a-Like that was...

A neighbor bought a new Cub-a-Like that was powered by an O-200D spinning the Sensenich GAP.

The prop was so stiff, his mags wouldn't last 30 hours.

The solution was to go with a Catto, which he...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By N941WR
On the seats for the side-by-sides, no slot was...

On the seats for the side-by-sides, no slot was necessary.

I brought the foam, hide, and Van's pattern to a hotrod upholstery shop and let them cover the cushions.

I did have them cover each piece...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By N941WR
I just wrapped mine around the four sides. It...

I just wrapped mine around the four sides.

It reflects enough that there was no need to put it on the front.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,409
Posted By N941WR
Having built a 998 lb -9, I'll chime in. The +9...

Having built a 998 lb -9, I'll chime in.

The +9 had a longer fuselage and wing, so you are already ahead of me.

Tip-up taildraggers are supposed to be the lightest combination, so start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By N941WR
I did the same with AN470AD4 rivets on the front...

I did the same with AN470AD4 rivets on the front for the same reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By N941WR
I used a small file on my airplane parts but on...

I used a small file on my airplane parts but on the sign, it is hanging above a window and you can't see the bumps from the ground.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By N941WR
Here are two sites that list airports with MOGAS,...

Here are two sites that list airports with MOGAS, I'm sure there are others.

https://www.autofuelstc.com/mogas_airports.phtml
http://flyunleaded.com/mapusairports.html
Forum: COMM 01-05-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By N941WR
That quadrant is made by Dayton Murdock (DJM,...

That quadrant is made by Dayton Murdock (DJM, Mfg) and the grip is an overlay that goes on tope of it.

Why don't you try to contact Dayton and see if he can't turn out what you are looking for?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,265
Posted By N941WR
That is the "standard" fuel system for a...

That is the "standard" fuel system for a carburetor, with the exception of the Andair valve, the builder opted to replace the standard valve with the Andair same location, same function.


The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By N941WR
The empinage is not the same. The HS and...

The empinage is not the same. The HS and elevators are larger on the -9. I was told by "Van's" that on the prototype, which was a -6 with -9 wings, that the slotted flaps blanketed the HS and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By N941WR
Yes and no. The GRT, Dynon, Garmin, MGL, etc....

Yes and no.

The GRT, Dynon, Garmin, MGL, etc. are not "legal" for IFR on their own.

However, if they have a "certified" nav source to drive them, then they are legal to use IFR.

That "certified"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,588
Posted By N941WR
Good luck! Be sure to look over the FAA check...

Good luck!

Be sure to look over the FAA check list that lists all the tasks that you, as the builder must complete to meet the 51% rule.

It has been some time since I have reviewed the list but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By N941WR
I am the SC Recreational Aviation Foundation...

I am the SC Recreational Aviation Foundation Liason, give me a call tomorrow, I'll be at the SCBC meeting at GMU in the morning. (I PM'ed you my number.)

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF)...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-04-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By N941WR
Double check the firmware version, I suspect you...

Double check the firmware version, I suspect you left off the last digit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By N941WR
Email sent. Great idea!

Email sent.
Great idea!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By N941WR
The RV-12 is built much lighter than the other...

The RV-12 is built much lighter than the other RV's, I'm not sure how well it takes to an inflated GW.

Bummer he set the GW above 1320 as it can no longer be flown as an LSA, even if structurally it...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By N941WR
Yep, I reread the post, my mistake.

Yep, I reread the post, my mistake.
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By N941WR
A step drill and an extension will do the...

A step drill and an extension will do the trick.
(Yup: put tape around the drill bit so you know how far to drill.)

Of course, I drilled my ribs before riveting the wing together.

There are details...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,180
Posted By N941WR
A gazzion nosewheel hours and a fist full of...

A gazzion nosewheel hours and a fist full of ratings means nothing when it comes to taildraggers.

10 years ago I had a prop strike after someone left a trailer in the middle of a taxiway, on the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By N941WR
Be careful what you ask for. You might trigger...

Be careful what you ask for.

You might trigger the FAA to mandate battery powered transponders and ADS-B in all non-electric aircraft, which would be very bad!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,905
Posted By N941WR
Just wait until the local know-it-all comes by to...

Just wait until the local know-it-all comes by to scold you for yanking your RV off the ground and climbing at a dangerously high angle of attack.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By N941WR
Does the stick hit that iPad or did you cut it...

Does the stick hit that iPad or did you cut it down?

Are you flying IFR in that -12?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By N941WR
The airlines require two functioning iPads at all...

The airlines require two functioning iPads at all time. The OP asked about one.

The other issue with iPads or any tablet is that the manufactures change the form factor fairly frequently. Thus, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,486
Posted By N941WR
More and more non-aviation professionals tell me...

More and more non-aviation professionals tell me if their business destination is within a 10 hour drive, they prefer to drive than deal with the airlines. One friend even pushed that out to 12...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By N941WR
The D3 was designed for aircraft usage. The iPad...

The D3 was designed for aircraft usage. The iPad was designed for people sitting on their sofa surfing the web. You make the call.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By N941WR
12 years and 1000 hours and never installed it...

12 years and 1000 hours and never installed it and never needed it.

Back when I was building, there were a number of builders who tried different methods of installing the alternate air door and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,486
Posted By N941WR
If your flights are on time, the weather is good,...

If your flights are on time, the weather is good, you make all all your connections, TSA doesn't select you for a proctology exam, the passengers and crew are all in good moods, at BEST, flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By N941WR
That's good news! I met my wife just after...

That's good news!

I met my wife just after starting on the tail kit and ordered the fuselage kit the week before the wedding. Her and her father (he's a pilot as well) were there through the entire...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By N941WR
They are all custom fitted, it is unlikely...

They are all custom fitted, it is unlikely someone's will match up to your plane.

Plus, there are different sumps; with different positions for the vertical induction and you didn't specify which...
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