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Forum: APRS Tracking 03-29-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Greg Arehart
There are a lot of places in the west where it...

There are a lot of places in the west where it doesn't work at low altitude, some places even at higher altitudes. Really depends on the location of repeaters. But I have been surprised at some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By Greg Arehart
I use an 18" HF bottle jack. Drilled a 1/2" hole...

I use an 18" HF bottle jack. Drilled a 1/2" hole in the top, parallel to the stroke of the jack. Insert a ~5" piece of 3/8" threaded rod into the tiedown hole, with the other end in the hole in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Greg Arehart
Tipup canopy struts open or closed

So, just wondering (after replacing my struts recently) whether there is any longevity to be gained by leaving the canopy open vs. closed (in the hangar, of course, not outside). Seems that if the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By Greg Arehart
IO360 in mine since the beginning. My fuel burn...

IO360 in mine since the beginning. My fuel burn is the same or perhaps a bit less (believe it or not) than similar RVs with 320s. Possibly because of the injection vs. carb plus I lean...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Greg Arehart
On. Doesn't leak so no reason to turn off. One...

On. Doesn't leak so no reason to turn off. One less point of failure (of my brain remembering to turn it on).
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,332
Posted By Greg Arehart
I should clarify that I'm running an IO-360 with...

I should clarify that I'm running an IO-360 with fuel injection and I lean fairly aggressively. I actually flight plan for 8 gph but have found that I really use about 7.2 on average.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,332
Posted By Greg Arehart
We've done a number of long trips in our 9,...

We've done a number of long trips in our 9, including to the Arctic ocean this summer (lots of space between airports) and never worried too much about the fuel capacity. Flying at 8-12k, 165 mph...
Forum: ADS-B 12-27-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By Greg Arehart
And he did not mention the 2500 AGL airspace in...

And he did not mention the 2500 AGL airspace in the mountains above 10000 feet that is available.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By Greg Arehart
FWIW, I encased my entire rudder cables in...

FWIW, I encased my entire rudder cables in (split) poly tube from the exit point forward to avoid any potential damage due to rubbing where it passes through the bulkheads (and also have the bushing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have a 50x50 that is less than 15' tall. 40'...

I have a 50x50 that is less than 15' tall. 40' door on one side, Horton stack door (slider, no support needed from above). You could build a smaller hangar and add a workshop, garage, etc. on one...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-25-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,407
Posted By Greg Arehart
Yes, mostly at the east end. Visible on Google...

Yes, mostly at the east end. Visible on Google Earth. I understand they had to curve it to miss the road right-of-way. Pretty good uphill grade to the east, so easy to land short. Would not want...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-25-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,407
Posted By Greg Arehart
Recently flew into...

Recently flew into...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By Greg Arehart
RV9, with a few modifications from original plans...

RV9, with a few modifications from original plans that added some time (e.g., throttle quadrant, built-in wing camera), QB wings and fuselage, basic Dynon/garmin panel with a couple steam backups. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have used weathermeister for about a decade and...

I have used weathermeister for about a decade and when windy came around started using that as well. Now I use windy almost exclusively because 1) it offers multiple models (as already mentioned),...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-03-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,663
Posted By Greg Arehart
So if one were going to change to something other...

So if one were going to change to something other than fuel lube, how do you remove the old fuel lube from the cap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By Greg Arehart
Bill, as you know I have slightly non-stock axles...

Bill, as you know I have slightly non-stock axles (1" longer than normal) and wheels on my 9. Using Matco wheels, I run 400-6 tires with wheel pants and they fit fine. Perfect for normal asphalt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,474
Posted By Greg Arehart
I don't recall whether I safetied either of...

I don't recall whether I safetied either of these, and the one in the servo seems to have no reason to safety, since the nut is still rotatable. But if you want to safety them, simply safety the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By Greg Arehart
Steel press-in hole plugs from the local hardware...

Steel press-in hole plugs from the local hardware store plus some sealant. Variety of sizes available, usually including stainless. Simple and cheap, but not as elegant as the nested tinnermans.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,585
Posted By Greg Arehart
Could be it's really draggy, could be poor engine...

Could be it's really draggy, could be poor engine performance or low compression, could be pitch on prop. Most folks don't brag on slow speeds, so you are likely seeing the best-performing numbers...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By Greg Arehart
I also recently (3 days ago) crossed the border...

I also recently (3 days ago) crossed the border at low level (below radar and Center radio coverage). I got a squawk code before departing the last airport, but weather was low enough that I could...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By Greg Arehart
Short answer is yes. Longer answer is that you...

Short answer is yes. Longer answer is that you need a "Standardised Validation of a Special Airworthiness Certificate - Experimental...." which is downloadable (I think from Transport Canada and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,426
Posted By Greg Arehart
Glad someone is getting somewhere. We've been...

Glad someone is getting somewhere. We've been sitting in CO for almost a week waiting for decent enough weather to head north. Tried today and got to the Wasatch in UT and had to turn around and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Greg Arehart
If you come to Delta in the next 3 weeks (before...

If you come to Delta in the next 3 weeks (before I head N for the summer), I can show you my setup.

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,834
Posted By Greg Arehart
Been very happy with my Horton stack doors. ...

Been very happy with my Horton stack doors. Manual to operate so no issues with power outages. Made in various sizes. Rated for high wind, but you would have to check with them to find out if it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,205
Posted By Greg Arehart
Bill, Are you using the standard Vans fuel...

Bill,

Are you using the standard Vans fuel pressure transducer? Just wondering as I recall that a number of folks (myself included) have had these go to high P, presumably because of a ground...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By Greg Arehart
Flown with the original aluminum sensenich,...

Flown with the original aluminum sensenich, 2-blade Catto, and 3-blade Catto on my 9. I prefer the 3-blade. Not a huge difference in overall performance among the three. 3-blade gives slightly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Greg Arehart
For the record, how does one tell soft from hard...

For the record, how does one tell soft from hard rivets (other than the final product)? Color difference?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By Greg Arehart
My mistake (excuse: it has been 8 years since I...

My mistake (excuse: it has been 8 years since I did this). It is actually the F711C, horizontal stab attach bars, Drawing 21. These can be tapered for the 9A to save a few ounces, but should be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By Greg Arehart
One of the key differences is the VS spar (edit:...

One of the key differences is the VS spar (edit: see below, actually the HS attach bars, not the VS). If it has been lightened by the original builder for an A model, you will have to replace it to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,018
Posted By Greg Arehart
Condor is slightly wider than stock tailwheel in...

Condor is slightly wider than stock tailwheel in terms of ground contact. I'll be at airport later today and will edit this with the measured width of the tire itself. After years taxiing in what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have two of the Bison bags from years ago. I...

I have two of the Bison bags from years ago. I would guess empty weight might be a pound. I use one for maintenance items (oil, jack, tools, etc.) and the other for emergency survival supplies. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Greg Arehart
10 pants on an 8

I have a buddy who just finished an 8 and is considering larger tires (lives up north) and wanted to know if anyone out there has put larger tires and 10 wheel pants on an 8. I recall reading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Greg Arehart
Yes, I built a "hat shelf" just behind the aft...

Yes, I built a "hat shelf" just behind the aft bulkhead. I keep a couple of down jackets and two empty plastic gallon jugs (for carrying gas in an emergency) in there when flying in remote areas. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By Greg Arehart
Stuff some steel wool (stainless type that is...

Stuff some steel wool (stainless type that is used for kitchen scrub pads) into the heat muff. Increases heat transfer. May not totally solve the problem but helps a lot. I have two individual...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-18-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By Greg Arehart
Unbolt (remove the nuts), yes; remove wings, no.

Unbolt (remove the nuts), yes; remove wings, no.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,251
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have two pairs of holes in my axle, as I change...

I have two pairs of holes in my axle, as I change between wheel/tire sizes. Doubt it will be an issue as those axles are pretty stout.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By Greg Arehart
Been there, done that. Definitely worth removing...

Been there, done that. Definitely worth removing the old gear towers - more legroom and 15 pounds lighter.

Check (shown on plans) that you have the VS spar that has NOT been lightened, otherwise...
Forum: Propellers 09-29-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,766
Posted By Greg Arehart
Interesting, thanks. So what causes a system to...

Interesting, thanks. So what causes a system to go unbalanced between annuals (other than the obvious things like prop nick)? Do you typically see changes over 100 hours (again, neglecting the...
Forum: Propellers 09-28-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,766
Posted By Greg Arehart
I agree with Dan. I have a sense of the...

I agree with Dan. I have a sense of the differences but a nice tutorial would be a useful addition to the digital library.
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,959
Posted By Greg Arehart
A bit late getting back to you on the diameters. ...

A bit late getting back to you on the diameters. Sensenich was 72" diameter and Catto is 68" so I gained 2" of clearance. Seems like a lot more than that. Both of mine are pitched for cruise and...
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,959
Posted By Greg Arehart
RV-9 with standard Sensenich aluminum prop vs....

RV-9 with standard Sensenich aluminum prop vs. 3-blade Catto. Both have similar top speeds at 8500' DA (within measurement error). Both get me off the ground in about the same distance. I did not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By Greg Arehart
Sometimes helps to get a clean hole if you do the...

Sometimes helps to get a clean hole if you do the last part of the last step from the back side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,676
Posted By Greg Arehart
Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a...

Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a couple more of 3/4-inch PVC. Split them lengthwise on a band saw so you have just over half of the diameter of the PVC on one of the splits. Glue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,676
Posted By Greg Arehart
Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a...

Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a couple more of 3/4-inch PVC. Split them lengthwise on a band saw so you have just over half of the diameter of the PVC on one of the splits. Glue...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,157
Posted By Greg Arehart
Another Fly-Q user here. I have found it more...

Another Fly-Q user here. I have found it more intuitive than Foreflight (admittedly, I didn't try a lot with Foreflight) and am very happy with their lifetime subscription as well as the service. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-12-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By Greg Arehart
What Paul said. Easiest to just call Fallon and...

What Paul said. Easiest to just call Fallon and request permission to go through the restricted space if you want to go direct. I've done this many times. Or the corridor only adds about 2 minutes...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,736
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm not sure whether Canada recognizes BasicMed...

I'm not sure whether Canada recognizes BasicMed yet - you might want to check on that if you have any inclination to fly north (or Mexico if you want to fly south).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,737
Posted By Greg Arehart
Search the archives on here, there are a couple...

Search the archives on here, there are a couple of DIY options that are very cheap. Apogee kits is one that costs about $20, although you have to purchase a throw-away cell phone for another $20 or...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,908
Posted By Greg Arehart
As usual, we will be in residence at our cabin in...

As usual, we will be in residence at our cabin in Atlin BC from around June 1 through September 1. About 50 miles off (S of) the Alaska Highway. Anyone passing through is welcome to stop and visit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By Greg Arehart
ATC frequency map

Anybody have a link to a downloadable ATC frequency map? I've looked online and unable to find anything (I have seen several maps of the control areas but not frequencies). Seems a useful tool to...
Forum: California 03-05-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By Greg Arehart
Two of us planning to come down from Reno, but...

Two of us planning to come down from Reno, but waiting for final weather info later in the week to confirm via email.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By Greg Arehart
Skateboard tape for almost 10 years, still looks...

Skateboard tape for almost 10 years, still looks new. I got mine free from the local shop because it was the end of a big roll and apparently not enough to do an entire board. Should come off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,380
Posted By Greg Arehart
When I built one of these years ago, instead of...

When I built one of these years ago, instead of the block in the back that slides, I used a bolt with a bunch of plywood wheels (pieces from another project cut using a hole saw) to allow for easier...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,181
Posted By Greg Arehart
Is no night flying part of LSA? I thought if you...

Is no night flying part of LSA? I thought if you had a PP ticket and "downgraded" to LSA, you could still fly at night, or if you had a sport pilot ticket you could do some training and fly at night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,939
Posted By Greg Arehart
The leg from NW Washington to Ketchikan is doable...

The leg from NW Washington to Ketchikan is doable from a fuel point of view. Check your bladder capacity. And the weather can be clear, but not often is all the way. You might get lucky but with a...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,721
Posted By Greg Arehart
I agree with von - get a taper reamer and taper...

I agree with von - get a taper reamer and taper pin. However, check the back side of the hole to make sure you can do this with the proper size taper pin and get a good clean surface on both holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,652
Posted By Greg Arehart
Scott, Yes, it was the old airfield. Still in...

Scott,

Yes, it was the old airfield. Still in use, though unofficially.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,018
Posted By Greg Arehart
I originally helped develop the Condor (was the...

I originally helped develop the Condor (was the test bed) and have used it for several years. Where I was based at the time (KRTS) the ramp cracks look like the Grand Canyon. The standard tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By Greg Arehart
Worth buying one of the $30 tubing benders to...

Worth buying one of the $30 tubing benders to help avoid this if you end up bending any other tubing. should not be an issue unless there is a leak or the tube is completely squashed flat.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,311
Posted By Greg Arehart
Why? Thin skin and less penetration of the...

Why? Thin skin and less penetration of the countersink?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,907
Posted By Greg Arehart
For general lighting I just bought some Hikolity...

For general lighting I just bought some Hikolity ("High Quality"??) 4-foot LED lights. Good reviews on Amazon and so far (only a couple weeks) they are working well - nice and bright. Buy in a pack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Greg Arehart
No, no, no, you guys have it all wrong. Best way...

No, no, no, you guys have it all wrong. Best way to keep dust off the wings is to fly the airplane.:D
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