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Forum: Safety 12-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,136
Posted By airguy
50 knots in a jet is just starting to get some...

50 knots in a jet is just starting to get some aerodynamic force. 50 knots in an RV is rotation speed. Big difference on the effects of brake application.
Forum: Flight Testing 12-07-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By airguy
Any further news on this original subject?

Any further news on this original subject?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By airguy
Standard fuel 36 gallons, but I don't see much...

Standard fuel 36 gallons, but I don't see much cruise speed decrease from the weight of the extra 31 gallons in the outboard tanks. The 9 wing airfoil is very forgiving of extra weight, I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By airguy
That's the program I have begun. I currently am...

That's the program I have begun. I currently am cruising in the 14k-17k altitude range truing out 155 ktas on 6.6-6.8 gph (long-range econ cruise), and I am hoping to eventually get that up to 165 on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By airguy
One more here!

One more here!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By airguy
I realize I won't be affecting the induced drag...

I realize I won't be affecting the induced drag without changing the CG - but I thought the pressure drag from the front-plate-area of the counterweight horns might be enough to do away with. I may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By airguy
Adjusting HS incidence?

On my 9A build I followed the instructions exactly to, in theory, arrive at 0 degrees incidence on the mounting of the horizontal stabilizer. Now at 330+ hours I'm thinking I want to adjust the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-05-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By airguy
I found out during my IACRA help-desk call last...

I found out during my IACRA help-desk call last month when my DPE and I were trying to solve this exact same puzzle.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By airguy
Agreed. The data is terrific - the distribution...

Agreed. The data is terrific - the distribution method is awful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By airguy
25nm radius, wow. I asked for and got a 50 x 75...

25nm radius, wow. I asked for and got a 50 x 75 nm chunk of airspace, but I'm also out here in west Texas and that chunk of airspace contained exactly 1 controlled field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By airguy
I was expecting to see an airplane with the...

I was expecting to see an airplane with the cowling and access plates removed and tools all over the wing, because what MY Phase I looked like! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By airguy
Don't automatically assume the master cylinder is...

Don't automatically assume the master cylinder is leaking just because you have fluid in the cockpit. It's the most likely path, true, but I had a situation on my 9A where I had an air bubble in the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-30-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By airguy
Highly recommend Partain, at least with them you...

Highly recommend Partain, at least with them you know it will be done right.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By airguy
Use the external. In my 9A the G5 will take 15...

Use the external. In my 9A the G5 will take 15 minutes or so to grab the GPS lock from just the internal antenna, and will lose it with significant maneuvering. I have purchased an external antenna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,033
Posted By airguy
I'm in with +1.

I'm in with +1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By airguy
I think I may have converted my DPE to future "RV...

I think I may have converted my DPE to future "RV people" when I took my IFR checkride with him. Dave Goll out of Midland, TX.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By airguy
Nice!!! Time to burn some fuel...

Nice!!! Time to burn some fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By airguy
Just a datapoint, I started with AFP and had a...

Just a datapoint, I started with AFP and had a pump failure at about 300 hours, replaced it with SDS. I strongly suspect the pump failure was due to air being admitted into the fuel suction line...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By airguy
And will generate a rather impressive deck angle,...

And will generate a rather impressive deck angle, at least in my airplane.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-26-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By airguy
And for a little more pain, you can install two...

And for a little more pain, you can install two of them in parallel to give a backup option. This was my 3rd or 4th iteration of the baseplate, the plumbing was all done by hand (by me) and I think I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By airguy
See this thread for explanation -...

See this thread for explanation - http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=136212

This falls under the difference between "could" and "should". Your particular preference is, of...
Forum: Northeast 11-26-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By airguy
Please add my name to your mailing list for next...

Please add my name to your mailing list for next year, I want to do this!
Forum: Safety 11-24-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,380
Posted By airguy
This needs to happen INTERNALLY to the OSH staff...

This needs to happen INTERNALLY to the OSH staff as well. There have been plenty of episodes discussed that showed lack of internal communication causing issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By airguy
I started with a quart, filled mine, dumped most...

I started with a quart, filled mine, dumped most of it due to a leak, refilled it, and still had some left over.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By airguy
I think I'm going to have to pile on here, if you...

I think I'm going to have to pile on here, if you are not comfortable flying the current 90kt approach, then you shouldn't go. Last year I got a lot of practice maneuvering to avoid other airplanes...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,966
Posted By airguy
A flying airplane is one thing, a kit in progress...

A flying airplane is one thing, a kit in progress is another. My ex-wife filed on me just as I finished the wing and started on the fuselage, and she wanted to take me to the cleaners on the airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,551
Posted By airguy
Showplanes flap positioning system and a...

Showplanes flap positioning system and a momentary-down and toggle up switch on the stick. Each bump down will send it to 10, 20, and full respectively, and toggle up will suck them all the way up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,950
Posted By airguy
Sorry, you're right, it's Baraboo. We stopped at...

Sorry, you're right, it's Baraboo. We stopped at Mineral Points too but it's KDLL I'm thinking of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,551
Posted By airguy
He might remember the RV part accurately, but he...

He might remember the RV part accurately, but he did NOT hand-fly an RV-9 from the back seat - which makes me call into question the rest of the story.

But your point is well made - it's up to us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,950
Posted By airguy
KDLL Mineral Points, about 100 south of Oshkosh....

KDLL Mineral Points, about 100 south of Oshkosh. New runway, cheap fuel, decent hotels, free shuttle to the casino. We had about 50 airplanes sitting there trying to get into OSH last year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,551
Posted By airguy
I would love to see this get to the point where...

I would love to see this get to the point where pilots flying into OSH talk about "those RV guys really got their stuff together", and set the bar a bit higher for others to look up to. I would...
Forum: Safety 11-20-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,380
Posted By airguy
Exactly correct - because there WILL be someone...

Exactly correct - because there WILL be someone ahead of you that can't manage speed, or is trying to make up 1/2 mile in trail from the aircraft ahead of him by reducing his speed, and forcing you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,718
Posted By airguy
My ETX battery spun my IO360 this morning like it...

My ETX battery spun my IO360 this morning like it didn't even know it was 31 degrees outside, and that was without engine preheat since one of the work hands ran over my extension cord with the...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,380
Posted By airguy
You just guaranteed that every pilot coming in...

You just guaranteed that every pilot coming in will have Fond Du Lac as "their alternate" so they can sit on the ground and wait for ATC to direct all the held traffic at FLD to fly direct to OSH....
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,380
Posted By airguy
Vic - with all due respect - the above is NOT...

Vic - with all due respect - the above is NOT what was causing the saturation (oversaturation - we had three separate altitude rings at one point around Green Lake - I know because I was in one of...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,380
Posted By airguy
That's funny - they certainly didn't contact me,...

That's funny - they certainly didn't contact me, and I was one of those that sent input. I guess they believe they already know what I think.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-15-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By airguy
You'll need the extra clecos when you get to the...

You'll need the extra clecos when you get to the fuselage anyway - just go ahead and order them.
Forum: Safety 11-15-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,029
Posted By airguy
Ditto on that. It's a whole lotta goodness in one...

Ditto on that. It's a whole lotta goodness in one rating.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By airguy
Precisely why she is now an ex-wife.

Precisely why she is now an ex-wife.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By airguy
If all you want is "looks good", I need to...

If all you want is "looks good", I need to introduce you to my ex-wife.

Functionality and ease of use needs to be considered as well...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,923
Posted By airguy
I want one really badly.... but I'm skeptical of...

I want one really badly.... but I'm skeptical of them coming anywhere near a Lycoming price point.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,966
Posted By airguy
Hate to hear that, for certain. Been there, done...

Hate to hear that, for certain. Been there, done that. Twice, actually.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By airguy
I shot Krylon flat black on the top of the...

I shot Krylon flat black on the top of the forward top (aluminum section, not cowling) that the windshield sits on top of, just the section inside the cockpit from the windshield aft, to keep it from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,443
Posted By airguy
Here's an update on this thread, at least the...

Here's an update on this thread, at least the core issue with it.

My 9A has an IO360 with Bendix injection and no engine-driven fuel pump, using the SDS dual electric fuel pump module through an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By airguy
Leah - what percentage of insured value is the...

Leah - what percentage of insured value is the cutoff point where you will write the check for the hull value and just total the airplane?
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By airguy
Would still require a dynamic rebalance, several...

Would still require a dynamic rebalance, several people are doing that for the RV's.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-05-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Posted By airguy
As noted, POH is not required - but the DPE does...

As noted, POH is not required - but the DPE does not have to fly in an experimental if he doesn't want to - you'll need to make him comfortable with it. I accomplished that by flooding mine with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By airguy
Get the Stein vents, never look back.

Get the Stein vents, never look back.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By airguy
Same here, use it on just about every flight.

Same here, use it on just about every flight.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Posted By airguy
HAHAHA! As much as I would love to, I don't think...

HAHAHA! As much as I would love to, I don't think so. I've got a full time job that wouldn't do too well without me for 4-5 weeks, a wife and a 4-year old at home that just wouldn't understand (not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By airguy
Certainly not legal - but in a pinch you can use...

Certainly not legal - but in a pinch you can use the geo-referenced approach plate with the aircraft position and vector on it to serve as a (very) crude localizer, and use the LNAV minimum altitude...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-02-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Posted By airguy
IFR checkride!

Might be old hat for some, but it's new stuff to me. I passed my IFR checkride this morning in my glass-panel RV9A with flying colors. Life is good!

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,314
Posted By airguy
You just described the RV10.

You just described the RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By airguy
No wifi at the hangar - I'm looking for...

No wifi at the hangar - I'm looking for cell-based solution. I like Piper J3's solution, ordered one of those today. It apparently works with either T-Mobile or ATTWS, I've got service from both of...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By airguy
And it's fine under the cowling as long as you...

And it's fine under the cowling as long as you use non-metallic pigments in the paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By airguy
Good remote controlled engine preheat?

With winter here I'm looking for a remote-controlled switch to turn on/off engine preheaters, ideally for 2 airplanes so two separately controllable outputs. I have good ATTWS service at the hangar...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By airguy
Same here, with the Dynon GPS2020 and Garmin 430W...

Same here, with the Dynon GPS2020 and Garmin 430W antennae sitting next to each other on a small shelf under the cowling just forward of the firewall, works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By airguy
Shared interest in an airplane (or business) is...

Shared interest in an airplane (or business) is said by many to be as close a relationship as a marriage, and equally messy to dissolve. Be very VERY sure of your next move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,443
Posted By airguy
Sticking a fuel testing cup pin into the fuel...

Sticking a fuel testing cup pin into the fuel sump drain port and NOT getting anything out of it would be a no-fly condition as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,290
Posted By airguy
Either KIT or HOME will show our experimental...

Either KIT or HOME will show our experimental class on IACRA.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By airguy
But not QUITE so high that the plenum rubs on the...

But not QUITE so high that the plenum rubs on the cowling, as mine does just ever so slightly. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,290
Posted By airguy
Going through this right now with my DPE, trying...

Going through this right now with my DPE, trying to get my IFR but there has been very low weather lately. He told me the FAA encourages the DPE's to not be PIC but it's ultimately the DPE's choice....
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