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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-11-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By MarkW
If you are talking about this Whirl Wind, I...

If you are talking about this Whirl Wind, I didn't have any problems.

http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/index.asp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By MarkW
Mine is not an Aircraft educated opinion but in...

Mine is not an Aircraft educated opinion but in the sailing world our foils are NOT pointed. They are left with a small flat edge. I believe the recommendation for our control surfaces is the same. I...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-25-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By MarkW
X50

I moved to Edgewater recently and have been on the waiting list for about six months for a hanger.
I don't know that it is going to happen anytime soon. Few hangers and long list.
Nice little...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By MarkW
Thumbs up Good job

Congratulation Robert.
Yes Bill, I was reading the post looking for signs of a tailwheel to determine if he forgot to put an A at the end or not. When I saw "tailwheel dropped" I knew we had another.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By MarkW
I think you will find many RV's have the DP due...

I think you will find many RV's have the DP due to price and exceptional quality. I have two and would do it again.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By MarkW
One of the answers needs to be what ever the...

One of the answers needs to be what ever the insurance company requires.
If any RV works then Jan is within driving distance from you with a RV-6.
I transitioned tailwheel in a Citabria. Fun plane...
Forum: Propellers 05-04-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By MarkW
Local balance

Hey Carl,
How you been?
My hanger mate was/is a A&P and IA but he closed up the business and is now a regional pilot. He has some off time so I will check to see if he is interested. I am sure he...
Forum: Propellers 05-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By MarkW
I was getting comments on how smooth the plane...

I was getting comments on how smooth the plane was before balancing my three blade Catto. Afterwards it was a noticeable improvement.
Forum: Job Board 04-26-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By MarkW
No personal experience but hear-say. I attended...

No personal experience but hear-say.
I attended the formation clinic that Team Aerodynamix put on a few years ago in NC.
There was a young guy there that had no plane but was having a good time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,789
Posted By MarkW
Hey Rob, Nice job on the design and drawing. This...

Hey Rob,
Nice job on the design and drawing. This was one of my favorite points of the build.
I haven't spent much time looking but if I recall the GTN650 you will need a main power as well as the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By MarkW
Bruce, I did not read the article but yesterday I...

Bruce,
I did not read the article but yesterday I received an email copy of the newsletter from Mike Busch (Savvy Analysis). He was talking about the ability and procedure to lap a valve without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,326
Posted By MarkW
If I illegally rented out my RV would I have to...

If I illegally rented out my RV would I have to do 100 hour inspections?
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-10-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,213
Posted By MarkW
Weather

Well if my memory serves me correctly this is almost an exact copy of last years SNF weather.
I am only thirty minutes RV time from Lakeland so I fly into HBC for one night of camping. Last year I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,327
Posted By MarkW
Jack, That beach is Tahiti Beach. Love the...

Jack,
That beach is Tahiti Beach. Love the place.

I just noticed the other day that my sticker is a couple of years old. Time to renew and make a three day weekend of Hope Town Lodge.
Tommy and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By MarkW
Greg, Yes they will. For those that have paid...

Greg,
Yes they will.

For those that have paid attention. The best part of the SNF HBC is that you do not need to load the plane with beer, ice, water and other heavy stuff for your trip down.
It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By MarkW
There are a few in Sanford. Most at the airport...

There are a few in Sanford. Most at the airport are flying but there are a couple of RV-7's and an RV-8 being built now.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,163
Posted By MarkW
VNAV

While we are talking VNAV, I go into the FLT plan and set it up and believe also set it up to notify me at the proper time. I don't thing I have ever received any notification. Not a big enough deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By MarkW
I had better luck if I waited three days on the...

I had better luck if I waited three days on the Proseal the dry. On one I tried the next day it it was less than solid.
I think the newer RV-14 plans show using tape.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By MarkW
I think you will find to to be an area of...

I think you will find to to be an area of personal preference on much of this.
I personally would use oil temp yellow at 200 and red at 220. You will find it over 180 much of the time.
Your RPM is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 338,588
Posted By MarkW
Paint

Very nice Chris, looks great.
Forum: Southeast 02-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By MarkW
I have used Sheltair KSAV in the past and had a...

I have used Sheltair KSAV in the past and had a good experience. More expensive than a small airport but that is expected.
I have a business trip next month and will be there a couple of days...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,812
Posted By MarkW
Two car garage

Started like this,

http://i65.tinypic.com/2m4wym1.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/54d2ix.jpg

Looked more like this towards the ending.
http://i68.tinypic.com/15d2psz.jpg
Yes an airplane can be built in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By MarkW
Weekend with the Grandson

Found out last week that my son will be moving further away. This makes seeing the grandson more difficult. I have in the past been able to fly from Orlando to Charleston SC on a Friday afternoon,...
Forum: GPS 02-16-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By MarkW
Hey Kevin, I don't have the G5 but the G3x gives...

Hey Kevin,
I don't have the G5 but the G3x gives a beep from set altitude (bug)not agl.
Also gives a 500' audible agl.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-05-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By MarkW
When Sam was talking about traffic I thought he...

When Sam was talking about traffic I thought he was talking road traffic.
That is a zoo and adds an hour to drive time if you are lucky. That includes coming and going.
I have not flown in as we are...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,632
Posted By MarkW
I have had full ADS-B since late 2013 and have on...

I have had full ADS-B since late 2013 and have on a few occasions asked ATC about if they receive it. None I have asked in the Central Florida area have even know what I was talking about. They did...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,927
Posted By MarkW
Congratulations BillL. Big day.

Congratulations BillL. Big day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,114
Posted By MarkW
Just sent mine in this week. Paid UPS $38 dollars...

Just sent mine in this week. Paid UPS $38 dollars for shipping. I didn't ask the price to IRAN and update firmware but assumed there was a charge plus return shipping.
I have had many techy items...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By MarkW
I use to use Experimental 14MW for initial calls....

I use to use Experimental 14MW for initial calls. Now I us RV14MW on all calls.
Had approach reply back to me once as Army14MW. I guess they sound close to the same. I quickly corrected them. I guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By MarkW
They are very different tailwheel airplanes but...

They are very different tailwheel airplanes but the Citabria makes a great trainer fro the future. The RV is much more forgiving.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,770
Posted By MarkW
Hey Steve cool stuff. I would not have thought...

Hey Steve cool stuff. I would not have thought much about a fairing on the flap bracket but it is a bad airflow shape. Good on you for experimenting.
My first thought is that proving this improvement...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-13-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By MarkW
Hey Kurt, Going by memory, these stay. They do...

Hey Kurt,
Going by memory, these stay. They do rub but don't cause a problem.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-07-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,170
Posted By MarkW
You will find many old threads dealing with fit...

You will find many old threads dealing with fit and many peoples different experiences.
I am 6'-5" and 240. I have no problems. I built it for me. Careful though as many use an 1" extended panel and...
Forum: COMM 10-31-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By MarkW
Thanks guys, I have been compensating by turning...

Thanks guys,
I have been compensating by turning my headset volume down but it still seems to be an issue.
I will do a little more trouble shooting by trying my headset in both outputs.
The music and...
Forum: COMM 10-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By MarkW
Garmin GMA240 volume control

I have a Garmin panel with a GMA240 intercom.
Since new I have had an issue with the c0/pilot side having low volume on ATC calls. The intercom can be adjusted and the music can be adjusted but I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,532
Posted By MarkW
My least favorite parking spot for lunch or...

My least favorite parking spot for lunch or breakfast is KSGJ St Augustine.
They line us up parallel to that twin in the middle of the picture.
To pull out of line puts you with the blast into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,256
Posted By MarkW
I am young and full of spunk until I look in the...

I am young and full of spunk until I look in the mirror. Then reality sets in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,300
Posted By MarkW
Hey Bill, I have found 43 in the US and another...

Hey Bill,
I have found 43 in the US and another 19 in other counties.
Surprising large number in Europe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,300
Posted By MarkW
Looks good Al, I will change your status on my...

Looks good Al, I will change your status on my RV-9 owner list. Time for you to change your signature line.
Forum: Tools 09-18-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By MarkW
Building an airplane was full of learning and I...

Building an airplane was full of learning and I love to learn. Leaning the proper way to drill was important with all the holes we need to drill while building. I think it was in the Van's building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By MarkW
Chris, I think in your area the codes are 120...

Chris,
I think in your area the codes are 120 maybe as low as 110.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By MarkW
In my sailing days we would often get mast pump...

In my sailing days we would often get mast pump while sitting at anchor.
wrapping the halyard around the mast would often solve the issue. Just like the new car antennas. Way before the cars starting...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,205
Posted By MarkW
Hey Brian, Sorry to hear about all the problems...

Hey Brian,
Sorry to hear about all the problems you are having since OSH. Looks like it would be easy to eliminate the oil canning with a temporary lightweight stiffener double side taped to each...
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,299
Posted By MarkW
Ed, I think you will find that since you are...

Ed,
I think you will find that since you are using the IO-360 that you will have plenty of weight up front. I run the Catto three blade with a IO-320 and am only tail heavy when out of fuel, 100#...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By MarkW
Hey Rich, Todd has answered the question of what...

Hey Rich,
Todd has answered the question of what the display looks like on the G3X.
I pick an altitude and cruise then start the process. ( I have been leaning all along just not using the lean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,958
Posted By MarkW
I watched arrivals on Sunday as a form of...

I watched arrivals on Sunday as a form of entertainment and noticed all 27 arrivals had to exit the runway to the North. It seems all the rain made the South side of 27 unusable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,912
Posted By MarkW
+1 No difference.

+1 No difference.
Forum: Formation Flying 06-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By MarkW
If there is a lack of RV-9's in formation it...

If there is a lack of RV-9's in formation it doesn't have anything to do with the plane. I fly formation and even have a fix pitched prop. No problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By MarkW
Hey Gil, Not a Airpark but our HOA. I don't see...

Hey Gil,
Not a Airpark but our HOA. I don't see why there would be a difference.
Annual Assessment can be raised up to 5% per year by the Board.
Anything over that requires a membership vote of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,024
Posted By MarkW
Salt only changes the temperature at which the...

Salt only changes the temperature at which the H20 changes from liquid to solid. Doesn't actually change the temp of the material so no benefit here. If pulled out of the freezer as frozen water or...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,557
Posted By MarkW
To answer your question, if I remember correctly...

To answer your question, if I remember correctly my initial full throttle roll is about 2160. It very quickly starts to increase with ground/air speed.
I have a ECI I0-320 with a fix pitched Catto...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,024
Posted By MarkW
You are getting such good heat exchange with that...

You are getting such good heat exchange with that evaporator, air velocity and water temp that it does not need such closely spaced fins. If needed you could modify the fin spacing. i.e. use a punch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 101,503
Posted By MarkW
I wonder if Propeller outflow or Cp improves with...

I wonder if Propeller outflow or Cp improves with a three blade prop.
I seem to remember that the three blade is more aggressive close to the hub.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,113
Posted By MarkW
I was going to make the comment that we were all...

I was going to make the comment that we were all scared of flying against that scary guy named Ron in the S1S-Pitts but I don't see your name on the Sportsman flight sheet???????
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By MarkW
I have a 3.5 year old Catto three blade with...

I have a 3.5 year old Catto three blade with nickel leading edges. Craig also puts prop tape on the leading edges inboard of the nickel. The nickel is not laminated onto the prop but built into the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,945
Posted By MarkW
I always thought it looked just like a cheap lawn...

I always thought it looked just like a cheap lawn mower bearing. I just googled it and sure enough it is. Can be bought for $1.68.
Take an old one into the mower repair and they can set you up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,113
Posted By MarkW
Good job Jerry, Sorry we didn't have more RV's...

Good job Jerry,
Sorry we didn't have more RV's there to join you.
I am surprised you were able to get the contest off with the winds we had this last week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By MarkW
I use KJZI. Very nice FBO with self serve fuel on...

I use KJZI. Very nice FBO with self serve fuel on the north ramp. Every time I go they wave all fees if I get SS fuel. I pay the price for the rental car for the convenience. I used KCHS one time and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By MarkW
I was homeward bound back in December from Tyler...

I was homeward bound back in December from Tyler TX to Orlando FL. running from a setting sun. Overcast was 200' for about 500 miles along the whole SE Gulf coast.
Beautiful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By MarkW
Congratulations on the completion and forty hours...

Congratulations on the completion and forty hours Bert.
Now is the other fun part.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,052
Posted By MarkW
I went for a local flight one day and had water?...

I went for a local flight one day and had water? coming out of the vent. I was a little puzzled as I keep the plane in a hanger. For a couple of seconds I suspected my hanger mate had washed my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,300
Posted By MarkW
Oops, I looked at Dan's old drawing and missed...

Oops, I looked at Dan's old drawing and missed the relief valve after the oil filter.
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