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Forum: Reviews 04-07-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Ironflight
Yup!!

When I was building the little jet, it was apparent that none of the existing Comm antennas were going to work because the belly was so close to the ground. One guy had simply resent his existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ironflight
An amazing, continuing ride Doug!

An amazing, continuing ride Doug!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Ironflight
The Actual Rules....

Yes, we all know that different FSDO's interpret things differently, and that has always been the case - probably always will be. However, while it is occasionally due to malice, it is often due...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Ironflight
I wrote up a bit of my experience doing this a...

I wrote up a bit of my experience doing this a couple fo years ago, and we discussed it on this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=147776

The bottom line is that it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Ironflight
“Instructor Station, Crew Station - Ready for...

“Instructor Station, Crew Station - Ready for motion, ready for run!”

Enjoy there Dougie!

Iron
Forum: Midwest 04-02-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ironflight
Always great to see the old stomping grounds Pete...

Always great to see the old stomping grounds Pete - when I was learning to fly in the J-3 back when the runway was down by the University flight facilities, just going to the St. Croix was a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Ironflight
John is so great to work with, and the results...

John is so great to work with, and the results are stunning!

Paul
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 03-31-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By Ironflight
Already being discussed...

Already being discussed here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=178038
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By Ironflight
BBRSP is a great retreat! You’ll have to go back...

BBRSP is a great retreat! You’ll have to go back when they are open for overnights and spend some time. The ranch house was a great place to stay back when we were visiting back in the 2007...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By Ironflight
Well sorry - I guess I am having trouble reading...

Well sorry - I guess I am having trouble reading it in Jackís message - it was in the story by Marc Cook, but youíll have to point it out to me in Jackís statement (linked to by the OP). Iíve read it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By Ironflight
That was not Jack who used that term - it was...

That was not Jack who used that term - it was outside of the quotes.

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,768
Posted By Ironflight
I saw some AOPA/FAA correspondence the other day...

I saw some AOPA/FAA correspondence the other day that indicated that the FAA is taking action against airport operators that are trying to close the airport’s essential services (fuel, basically) if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,385
Posted By Ironflight
Hey guys...there are lots of places on the...

Hey guys...there are lots of places on the internet to talk about the media all aspects of COVID-19, so unless your posts are directly related to RV’s, this is really drifting far off topic for this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,190
Posted By Ironflight
Hey guys...there are lots of places on the...

Hey guys...there are lots of places on the internet to talk about the media all aspects of COVID-19, so unless your posts are directly related to RV’s, this is really drifting far off topic for this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Ironflight
You do realize that all of the G3X data is being...

You do realize that all of the G3X data is being recorded in the G3X, don’t you? Data cameras are SO 20th century.....

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ironflight
I dont know for sure about actual ownership of...

I dont know for sure about actual ownership of the company, but the product was created and is marked by Creighton King, owner of the rights to the Cassutt line of sport planes. A good guy, he works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ironflight
Are you sure about that? He said its is...

Are you sure about that? He said its is registered - once you assign an N-Number to a Registration, I donít think it makes any difference if the AWC is valid or not - the registration people don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ironflight
Done - just a little tricky for the multiple...

Done - just a little tricky for the multiple Aircraft family though!
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By Ironflight
This is basically what I do with out Tundra in...

This is basically what I do with out Tundra in the cold months - I tape whatever scrap of thin aluminum I have handy that covers half the opening, and tape it in place with aluminum tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, actually, you can - you just have to put up...

Yes, actually, you can - you just have to put up with the potential for significant restrictions if they are actually enforced. I was talking to several glider sales guys that said many of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, in this case Steve, you’re wrong - the...

Actually, in this case Steve, you’re wrong - the original 10 Subsonex kits didn’t meet the 51% rule (intentionally), with the tails already built, and they were sold for licensing as “Exhibition”...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Ironflight
This sub-forum is all about RV-3ís, which is what...

This sub-forum is all about RV-3ís, which is what the OP is building. There simply isnít room in the fuselage for a standard servo for roll.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,057
Posted By Ironflight
Your plan sounds good Luca - I stored the RV-8...

Your plan sounds good Luca - I stored the RV-8 last winter for about five months at our vacation home hangar, just to make room in our shop for other projects. I flew it down, topped the fuel off,...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Ironflight
Iíd drop a note to any of the regular avionics...

Iíd drop a note to any of the regular avionics suppliers for a bracket kit - someplace like Steinair could help.

We installed ours in Quick Build wings, so having the leading edge on was not a...
Forum: RV-3 03-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Ironflight
It gets real crowded in those tiny wings....

It gets real crowded in those tiny wings. Standard is prototype on the left, so we put the roll servo in the right to even out the crowding....

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ironflight
You’ll need to search for the FAA TCDS for the...

You’ll need to search for the FAA TCDS for the EXACT engine and prop model numbers (with all the prefixes and suffixes) and then determine if they have been certified as a combination or not. My...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,082
Posted By Ironflight
Basically, I believe that you are correct- but...

Basically, I believe that you are correct- but can’t prove it. I looked into this a few years ago with regards to the banner towing limitation, and talked to some folks at a high level at FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,058
Posted By Ironflight
Belvoir has decided that none of the staff from...

Belvoir has decided that none of the staff from its aviation publications will be going either Vic, so I am staying home as well. I really like your idea of rescheduling the EAA tent talks as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,058
Posted By Ironflight
Well Disney just announced it is closing the...

Well Disney just announced it is closing the Florida parks....its hard to see how SnF can ignore that action....

BTW Greg - very glad to see you engaging with folks here and elsewhere, and hate to...
Forum: California 03-07-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,701
Posted By Ironflight
I am optimistic that tomorrow might be...

I am optimistic that tomorrow might be possible!

I can get done today what was going to do tomorrow and if the forecast holds, it is possible.
Forum: California 03-07-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,701
Posted By Ironflight
I’m afraid I’m out - the winds up here are...

I’m afraid I’m out - the winds up here are already gusting to the high 20’s this morning, mostly crosswind at our runway (which is unusual) - and forecast to get worse. Definitely way outside the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By Ironflight
Well....that really had nothing to do with the...

Well....that really had nothing to do with the the original intent of the post, which was to point that you can siphon 16 gallons out of the tank before you have to drain the rest out the drain...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - thatís the one! Felt kind of silly buying...

Yup - thatís the one! Felt kind of silly buying from what seems to be a very typical carnival barker....but hey, it does work! And no mouthful of Avgas (or Kerosene).
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By Ironflight
How Much Fuel Can You Siphon from an RV-8 Tank?

Well, I’ll tell you!

I had the need to drain one fuel tank on the Val, and decided to see if I could make some of the process easier by not having to duck under the wing and shuffle four different...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-05-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ironflight
The heat guns approach works great if the tape is...

The heat guns approach works great if the tape is still more or less intact. I let the Val’s tape get so bad that he outer lawyer was cracked, and it really gets to be a mess then - it doesn't just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ironflight
Our RV-3 has what most consider to be a fairly...

Our RV-3 has what most consider to be a fairly dark tinted canopy (from Todd’s), and I haven’t noticed any issues with it at night. Might just be me, but in night flying, the sky and ground are dark...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,205
Posted By Ironflight
Looks very nice - the only thing I’d have you...

Looks very nice - the only thing I’d have you think about is that anything you plug in to those USB charge ports is going to have cords hanging down right near the stick.....and over your...
Forum: California 03-01-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,701
Posted By Ironflight
I just signed off the jet’s annual, so let’s hope...

I just signed off the jet’s annual, so let’s hope for nice weather down the Owens Valley!

Then again, I woke up to four inches of heavy wet snow this morning.....let’s hope it got it out of its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By Ironflight
For those with Superior engines (like me - we...

For those with Superior engines (like me - we have one on our Tundra), if you;re wondering about the affected range of cranks, I checked with the company, and it appears that the cranks in the AD...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,172
Posted By Ironflight
For those with Superior engines (like me - we...

For those with Superior engines (like me - we have one on our Tundra), if you;re wondering about the affected range of cranks, I checked with the company, and it appears that the cranks in the AD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ironflight
Always look at the last thing that was done to...

Always look at the last thing that was done to the airplane.....I have seen static test ports left open after a ďperfectĒ test.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ironflight
A static leak into the cabin will cause airspeed...

A static leak into the cabin will cause airspeed to read high by maybe 10 knots (I’ve seen as much as 15) at cruise speed in RVs.
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,169
Posted By Ironflight
Nope - never felt it was needed. 750 hours on the...

Nope - never felt it was needed. 750 hours on the airplane now.
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ironflight
Anything to keep you off the...

Anything to keep you off the streets.....:rolleyes:

Congrats, and enjoy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By Ironflight
I think this decided which of our airplanes get...

I think this decided which of our airplanes get to go to Oshkosh this year...or at least one of them!

Paul
Forum: California 01-31-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,701
Posted By Ironflight
Hmmm...are the Jet A pumps working? That’s right...

Hmmm...are the Jet A pumps working? That’s right at the limiting distance for a one-hop...
Forum: Tools 01-31-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ironflight
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pair of cleco...

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pair of cleco pliers that measure up to the standards of some of the very old tools I have collected from the past, but if expense is a measure of quality, then you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Ironflight
What do you mean you’ve never been to Oshkosh?!...

What do you mean you’ve never been to Oshkosh?! As long as you’ve been around RV’s, and you’re actually admitting it! Wow...the things you learn about people when they retire.

Hope to see you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By Ironflight
I generally stay away from limits permanently...

I generally stay away from limits permanently labeled on the panel (partly because they might change, or you might not know them accurately before first flight). But I do like to have cue cards...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,727
Posted By Ironflight
George, no one deleted your post, so stop jumping...

George, no one deleted your post, so stop jumping on the moderators - you posted it on the “other” thread that was on the forums...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By Ironflight
Ya’ll realize that the OP was specifically asking...

Ya’ll realize that the OP was specifically asking about RV-3 tire pressures...right? ;)
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ironflight
I used John Stahr for my latest project, and it...

I used John Stahr for my latest project, and it is award-winning (literally)! He also came to my shop to do the work. HIghly recommended.

But if you’re just building a list of folks to check on,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Ironflight
Great to hear he’s making progress - thanks for...

Great to hear he’s making progress - thanks for keeping us in the loop Ross!
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,413
Posted By Ironflight
Hey all - as a Moderator, I think that this...

Hey all - as a Moderator, I think that this thread has already included so much speculation that it has broken Doug’s rules. On the other hand, it does include some fascinating information, and it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Ironflight
Congratulations Vic - glad you could make good...

Congratulations Vic - glad you could make good use of the invitation!

Paul
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Ironflight
Agree with David - just find the right parts...

Agree with David - just find the right parts catalog from Lycoming. Fortunately, most of Lycoming's publications are now appearing free open the internet (on Lycoming’s web site!). For...
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By Ironflight
Anything over 26 in ours gives us noticeable gear...

Anything over 26 in ours gives us noticeable gear leg shimmy - and that is WITH wooden dampers installed. Airplane handles fine at that pressure, and we’ve run through two sets of tires in 750 hours,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,905
Posted By Ironflight
Iím glad you posted that Ron - I agree. In almost...

Iím glad you posted that Ron - I agree. In almost all of my taildraggers, my eye-line is high enough that anything sitting on the glareshield only blocks my view of the upper cowl.

And yeah - the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,648
Posted By Ironflight
Wait....the heck with the weather station! Vlad,...

Wait....the heck with the weather station! Vlad, are you finally seeing the light and leaving the east coast to live in the scenic lands?!?!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ironflight
We use iPads in our multi-airplane, multi-pilot...

We use iPads in our multi-airplane, multi-pilot family to keep the costs of charts down, but we don't panel mount them - they live on kneeboard or in a footwell for reference when needed. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,833
Posted By Ironflight
Bingo! So far, thatís exactly what I am seeing...

Bingo! So far, thatís exactly what I am seeing (based on other polls I have seen for market share.....).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By Ironflight
What youíre looking for is a ďcone wrenchĒ - try...

What youíre looking for is a ďcone wrenchĒ - try bicycle shops! Itís basically made out of thick sheet metal, so very thin compared to a forging.
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