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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-06-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By rolivi
Not RV, but still castering nose wheels with...

Not RV, but still castering nose wheels with pants...

There's a POA fly in to Gaston's every year, right around Petit Jean timing, and a friend brings either his Grumman Traveler or SR-22. No...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By rolivi
You might call Anti Splat Aero and ask them if...

You might call Anti Splat Aero and ask them if they're working on one for the -12.

I have one for my -6 and I like it.
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rolivi
The absolute last failure I care about while...

The absolute last failure I care about while flying is ADS-B. In or Out.
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By rolivi
What's that saying about grains of salt? There...

What's that saying about grains of salt?

There are three types of people who live in Texas.
1) Texans
2) People who've moved to Texas and like it
3) People who can't wait to get out

Hopefully...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By rolivi
You're gonna want to be South of there so you can...

You're gonna want to be South of there so you can "reverse commute"

Traffic is **** over there.
Forum: Texas (South) 04-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By rolivi
T67 and KFTW are both much closer than...

T67 and KFTW are both much closer than 52F.

Parking at T67 is easy, right in front of the Beacon, and some grass a little North.

KFTW has two FBOs and you can get a rental or Uber.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By rolivi
Probe to the remote compass should be all you...

Probe to the remote compass should be all you need.

The "nice to add" would be the H34 for easier HSI control.
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By rolivi
IFR charts are on a 28 day cycle. I've never...

IFR charts are on a 28 day cycle. I've never heard of buying a single cycle for a database. I do know people that buy a current paper set to be ready for check rides.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By rolivi
Here's how I did...

Here's how I did mine.

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Slideshow/i-9tm8mdZ/0/0f7ad7f1/M/OAT-M.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By rolivi
I'm gonna jump out with NO straight out of the...

I'm gonna jump out with NO straight out of the gate.

A WAAS position indicating unit is ONLY good for the ADS-B mandate.
ADS-B out only, such as 330ES, is perfectly legal in rules airspace with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By rolivi
Do you know if he was working with a tech adviser...

Do you know if he was working with a tech adviser or EAA Chapter?

Those could be good sources.
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By rolivi
You say "Titanium leading edge deals with the...

You say "Titanium leading edge deals with the rain problem associated with composite props."

My three blade Catto has Nickel leading edges. When did they move to Titanium?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By rolivi
Please cite a FAR on this. I disagree...

Please cite a FAR on this.

I disagree because:
1) the safety pilot need not be PIC.
2) Basic med pilots may be PIC.
3) Basic med pilots may be IR rated and current.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,449
Posted By rolivi
Anyone search for the last time this discussion...

Anyone search for the last time this discussion cropped up?

Jan 2017: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=145859&highlight=short+n-numbers

Thread got closed that time. No...
Forum: COMM 03-23-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By rolivi
If it's for #2 radio you could try an Archer Comm...

If it's for #2 radio you could try an Archer Comm antenna in a wingtip. They get mixed reviews for comm.

But to my knowledge Comm should not be split like the Nav can.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,688
Posted By rolivi
Here is the panel that he's working...

Here is the panel that he's working with:

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Slideshow/i-23VdBK7/0/2ff1c644/M/mhpanel-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By rolivi
Get the lip skid too. I have both on my...

Get the lip skid too. I have both on my 6A.

And I have his gust lock, thinking about the easy out bar, and maybe someday the Almost a 14 mod.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,688
Posted By rolivi
Hey Mark, Can you post up a drawing of your...

Hey Mark,

Can you post up a drawing of your panel?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By rolivi
My plane has ball on the pilot side weldment for...

My plane has ball on the pilot side weldment for a ram mount. I used it a few times but now I have an Airgizmo panel mount for my 696 and I no longer carry a tablet.

That mount position was good,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,688
Posted By rolivi
Have you considered trading/selling your 625 to...

Have you considered trading/selling your 625 to the GPS/COM/NAV version and selling one of your remote comms?

It shouldn't involve defacing your panel, and ian Archer wingtip antenna keeps you from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,688
Posted By rolivi
FYI - SL30 is 0.3 inches taller than the...

FYI - SL30 is 0.3 inches taller than the VAL2000.

But for now, spend money flying on the IFR training, and then think about the panel.

The other thing you didn't mention is which GTN you've got. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,688
Posted By rolivi
Need more information. Are there GPS and ILS...

Need more information.

Are there GPS and ILS approaches to both runways, or would one require circling?
What's the weather?
Are they the same minimums?
If not, is the lower minimum within your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By rolivi
I have TWO LSE's, and there is no REQUIREMENT to...

I have TWO LSE's, and there is no REQUIREMENT to have an alternate electrical source. But doing so makes a lot of sense.

My plan is to add a standby alternator at next annual.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By rolivi
Because my LSE ignition doesn't have a backup...

Because my LSE ignition doesn't have a backup battery.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By rolivi
IMHO, if the safety pilot is NOT the PIC your...

IMHO, if the safety pilot is NOT the PIC your insurance doesn't care.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,393
Posted By rolivi
My limited understanding is that getting training...

My limited understanding is that getting training in a plane YOU own is easier than getting training in someone else's. The difference is the LODA.

The CFI I use trained me in my 6A, and did...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,944
Posted By rolivi
Funny you ask. My plane is switches and a...

Funny you ask.

My plane is switches and a button. Theoretically someone cold jump in, grab the checklist off the glare shield, and fly her away.

So I have a lock on the canopy release. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,082
Posted By rolivi
So it's not just run out, over TBO situation? ...

So it's not just run out, over TBO situation? Actually non-op?

If so, market it that way. Might get someone who wants to take on the project.

Not sure what benefit you get by keeping and engine...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By rolivi
Where is my head? I didn't tell you to got T67...

Where is my head?

I didn't tell you to got T67 for The Beacon. That's an easy hit from from Temple. It's also very RV friendly.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-18-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By rolivi
Roughly 95KM to T82 (Fredericksburg) They have...

Roughly 95KM to T82 (Fredericksburg) They have a nice diner and hotel on the field.
OR 75KM to KSEP (Stephenville). Hard 8 BBQ is a short walk, or you can call them and they'll pick you for free.
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By rolivi
"Max demonstrated crosswind" is not a limitation...

"Max demonstrated crosswind" is not a limitation for any airplane. Certificated or Experimental.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,417
Posted By rolivi
Check out that hangar ad for ~325k with a 2-bdr...

Check out that hangar ad for ~325k with a 2-bdr at T67.

Looks good.
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By rolivi
Looks like $4500 to Garmin plus whatever your...

Looks like $4500 to Garmin plus whatever your local shop gigs you for.

But it's worth it!

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/597181
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By rolivi
I had to look it up too

A Jubilee Clip is a genericized brand name for worm-drive hose clamp, a type of band clamp, consisting of circular metal band or strip combined with a worm gear fixed to one end.
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By rolivi
Wow! does your offer include Dupuytren’s...

Wow! does your offer include Dupuytren’s Contracture? I'm in Houston every other week!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By rolivi
Does "Authorization" mean a re-write of the...

Does "Authorization" mean a re-write of the Op-Lims, or an amendment?

I ask because when I needed to go back to Phase 1 they issued new Op-Lims... and I should get my phase 1 area changed to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,463
Posted By rolivi
Would this work for you? ...

Would this work for you? https://showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/FPS.html

I do the hold and count for my flaps. I guess it just hasn't risen to the top of my improvement list yet.

BTW, that paddle...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By rolivi
Have you posted same Q to Dynon support forum...

Have you posted same Q to Dynon support forum and/or called them?

They've been pretty good when I've had questions.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By rolivi
Might I suggest the HS34 module? It costs more...

Might I suggest the HS34 module?

It costs more than a simple switch, but also does more.

http://www.dynonavionics.com/hs34-module.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,430
Posted By rolivi
What I learned the hard (and expensive) way...

What I learned the hard (and expensive) way is:

Practice flying at arrival speed, altitude, AND WEIGHT. Doing it solo and empty isn't exactly the same as two up and max baggage. And how much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By rolivi
This is Mike's website: ...

This is Mike's website: http://www.northtexasavionics.com/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By rolivi
Hey Mel - Is it true that the classification at...

Hey Mel -

Is it true that the classification at first Airworthiness is the only one that can ever be? Meaning, it's either S-LSA or E-LSA forever.

There's a conversation on some other forum about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By rolivi
I chose to keep the analog ASI and Altimeter. ...

I chose to keep the analog ASI and Altimeter. Added a TruTrack Gemini ADI.

It might be overly redundant, but I think that's good good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,413
Posted By rolivi
I go forth and back on this. My analog ASI is...

I go forth and back on this.

My analog ASI is marked with MPH on the outer ring and KTS in the inner ring.

It's the standby ASI. My D-100 is the PFD.

I set up the D-100 for MPH so that if it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,595
Posted By rolivi
Allan - I guess I'm somewhat of a fan. I have...

Allan -

I guess I'm somewhat of a fan. I have your skid, stiffener, and gust lock. Haven't gotten around to sending the wheels in for the bearing mod, but it's on my list. :)

Question on this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By rolivi
And find a chapter near you!

And find a chapter near you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By rolivi
I've set my hull value at $75k. Understand that...

I've set my hull value at $75k.

Understand that there is a correlation between hull value and premium.

Also, when the hull is based on stated value there is a limit they should write. Higher hull...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By rolivi
With that failure I would divert first, and ask...

With that failure I would divert first, and ask questions later.

However, maybe, if it is lateral guidance to go through a layer with bottoms 2-3 times the height of the circling minimums... I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,950
Posted By rolivi
If I were to go down that path, I'd start with...

If I were to go down that path, I'd start with the insurance company and an aviation lawyer.

Due to the Oplim differences of E-AB there could be more concerns of being "a club" instead of a...
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,813
Posted By rolivi
My brother's engineering firm has been involved...

My brother's engineering firm has been involved in this project. He first told me about in August.

Long over due.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-18-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By rolivi
Curious Latech15, which engine you running and...

Curious Latech15, which engine you running and what RPM's are working for you?

I have a 160hp 0-320 with a fixed Catto 3-blade so I'd like to borrow some of your settings.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By rolivi
Is an Auto-pilot addition/or change a Major...

Is an Auto-pilot addition/or change a Major Modification?

I'm asking Mel more than the OP.

I changed mine out during a bunch of stuff that was Major (read: Catto Prop) but it was just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By rolivi
I think if you search this site for Archer you'll...

I think if you search this site for Archer you'll find that the NAV gets generally positive reports but the COM does not.

For that reason I use belly whips for my COMs and the Archer for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By rolivi
I know many people who did IFR check rides with a...

I know many people who did IFR check rides with a single NAV radio. Yes, it's extra workload, but it is doable.

And *gasp* they didn't have a GPS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By rolivi
Who's interior do you have? Classic Aero...

Who's interior do you have? Classic Aero Designs makes boosters. There's a "long" and a "short" and by design you can use one or both.

Spoiler alert - they aren't giving them away. But I like...
Forum: California 09-28-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,813
Posted By rolivi
My brother's engineering firm is part of the...

My brother's engineering firm is part of the planning to repave that runway.

It's in the works, but i don't have any dates certain at this time.

I will agree it is over due.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By rolivi
+1 on it can be done in an RV. I asked the DPE...

+1 on it can be done in an RV.

I asked the DPE that did my PPL if he would do an IFR ride in an RV. He said, "It depends on the RV."

I showed him mine. (we're on the same field)

He said, "Call me...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-20-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,108
Posted By rolivi
Sadly, my plane is allowed to fly IFR but I am...

Sadly, my plane is allowed to fly IFR but I am not, yet.

I heeded the autopilot advice (2-Axis) and probably overspent a bit on the panel. I learned during recent IFR certification check that when...
Forum: COMM 09-18-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By rolivi
^^^ That's what I was thinking, great place to...

^^^

That's what I was thinking, great place to plug in a handheld if you lose your panel radio(s).
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By rolivi
Tend to agree with the others. Mariposa is the...

Tend to agree with the others.

Mariposa is the place for Yosemite access. (I'm on the hangar waiting list there)

Concord or Napa for the SF trip (if you're doing wine)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,049
Posted By rolivi
While nit-picking -- it's only the Static...

While nit-picking -- it's only the Static system. No pitot checking is required.

[And my plane is currently getting the Static system reviewed because the loss is 5 ft/min too high for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By rolivi
I might take Larry up on that for two...

I might take Larry up on that for two reasons.

1) Lisa loves New Braunfels
2) I have a Brand new airox system I bought 3 years ago and the bottle has never been filled.
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