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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,157
Posted By Ironflight
But your experimental might be anything from a...

But your experimental might be anything from a Homebuilt J-3 that ca max out at 60 knots, or a jet that can do 300....since this thread is about uncontrolled airspace, it really helps other pilots if...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,555
Posted By Ironflight
Awful news - every time I saw Jon, he had a smile...

Awful news - every time I saw Jon, he had a smile and a friendly word. A class act as a man, a los for everyone whose life he has touched.

Paul
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Ironflight
Vlad has it right here. Most people that keep...

Vlad has it right here. Most people that keep track of their build time (can I see a show of hands engineers?!) track only time in the shop. If they were honest, they'd probably log at least half as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Ironflight
Paul Bertorelli of AvWeb posted an interview with...

Paul Bertorelli of AvWeb posted an interview with Sean Elliott, the bellybutton at EAA who is the point man for working this with the FAA. The podcast is 15 minutes long, but it really does give you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,557
Posted By Ironflight
I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's...

I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's videos for the standard stuff. Concentrate on tasks that are specific to RV's, especially the ones that take a lot of time because people don't know the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Ironflight
Car battery works, but nowhere near as convenient...

Car battery works, but nowhere near as convenient as a 9 volt (as someone mentioned above). Yup - runs slower, but it lets you know that it is working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Ironflight
This: The only purpose of flap tape that I can...

This:



The only purpose of flap tape that I can tell is to protect the paint on the flap. Itís not required to make the flap operate, and it would take a lot of years to wear away the underside of...
Forum: RV-4 10-04-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Ironflight
Without actually going out and finding our RV-3...

Without actually going out and finding our RV-3 plans, I think the SK is “Sketch”, and you’ll find them in the plans and instructions....

But I could be remembering that wrong.
Forum: Propellers 10-01-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ironflight
That matches what I think I said - clockwise to...

That matches what I think I said - clockwise to increase RPM. I guess it all depends on what they define as happening for each direction, you do pull it against the spring counterclockwise- and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,408
Posted By Ironflight
Couple of thoughts....

Hey Bob,

1) Vic recently replaced the canopy on his -10, and who it it up for the magaine (embarrassed to say I don;t know which issue, and don;t have a Directory with me....). Some good pointers...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,519
Posted By Ironflight
Anywhere an air molecule can escape is fair...

Anywhere an air molecule can escape is fair game....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By Ironflight
I agree with ave seen people want to be “neat”...

I agree with ave seen people want to be “neat” and have Hose’s going direct from point to point - and you can p I’ll the ends right out of the Hose with engine movement that way. Since you bought a...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Ironflight
There are two drawings for roll bars in the RV-3...

There are two drawings for roll bars in the RV-3 plans if I recall - and I have seen many other designs by various other builders. Take a look at the plans and they may give you some ideas. It will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 55,552
Posted By Ironflight
Strikes were all the rage for the RV-8 before...

Strikes were all the rage for the RV-8 before folks figured out that good intersection fairings did the same thing and with lower drag - that was more than about a dozen years ago. So if you like...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,495
Posted By Ironflight
I agree it doesnít have to make sense for the...

I agree it doesnít have to make sense for the consumer - but it sure does for the business! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ironflight
WHat Mel says is true - it depends a lot on your...

WHat Mel says is true - it depends a lot on your FSDO. However....they are not without guidance. Teh document they use to determine what they can and cannot do specifically says that work on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ironflight
My experimental building and 3 repairman...

My experimental building and 3 repairman certificates were useful to getting the FSDO to sign my paperwork to test - but it was forty years of working on airplanes under the supervision of an IA and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ironflight
Of course you have to observe all operating...

Of course you have to observe all operating limits -but you descend at speed, throttling back just enough to observe Those limits, and get a nice fast ride downhill - you donít have to pull all the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ironflight
Why would you pull off power for that descent?...

Why would you pull off power for that descent? Just keep the throttle in, trim nose down, keep it lean, reduce throttle as you hit 75% and enjoy the speed!

At least thatís how I fly long...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,019
Posted By Ironflight
I have never felt the need for a BRS, (partly...

I have never felt the need for a BRS, (partly because if the airplane isn’t designed for it, you are building an untested compromise, and partly because there is a limited corner of the risk box...
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ironflight
Yes Clockwise to increase RPM Yes (unless you...

Yes
Clockwise to increase RPM
Yes (unless you bought a special aerobatic prop)
No
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ironflight
I can tell you that as someone who most of the...

I can tell you that as someone who most of the week at teh aces, I greatly appreciated the tent - a place to relax between events, in the shade, with a comfy couch and recliner - and all right in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
HUD
Views: 962
Posted By Ironflight
I have been flying the GRT HUD now for better...

I have been flying the GRT HUD now for better than a half a year, and it actually works very well. I wrote a review on it in Kitplanes for the October 2018 issue (should be available now) if you want...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - Iím lucky to I guess - 13 years, 1900 hours...

Yup - Iím lucky to I guess - 13 years, 1900 hours on the RV-8 flap motor, cleaned once Avery long time ago.

RV-6 kit #4, closing in on 4,000 hours and no record of any issues with the flap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Ironflight
Give DJM a call - Dayton makes the Deluxe...

Give DJM a call - Dayton makes the Deluxe throttle quadrant that ACS and Van’s sells, and can probblay come up with a solution for you.

Paul
Forum: RV-3 09-16-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,495
Posted By Ironflight
A thread resurrrection! When we were building...

A thread resurrrection!

When we were building our -3, it was amusing to chat with the Van’s Tecj support folks. Ken Scott was always brutally honest....”No one here has ever built one, except Van,...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks for sharing the story, and for the debrief...

Thanks for sharing the story, and for the debrief - professional all the way around - great job!

Here’s one additional thing for everyone to think about. Why have switches for the EFIS screens at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By Ironflight
JIm - the asymmetry you describe sounds to me...

JIm - the asymmetry you describe sounds to me like you are getting uneven where in the notch in the steering arm. Iíve had this happen, and it develops slowly, so you don;t really register that it is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By Ironflight
Personally I like the link style becasue they are...

Personally I like the link style becasue they are clean and easy to maintain, and I like tight-coupled steering. We have Silver Bullets on all our RV’s. However, our Tundra has chains, and it flies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,305
Posted By Ironflight
As others have said, Tech counselors are supposed...

As others have said, Tech counselors are supposed to be volunteers who offer their services for free. That said, if they have to travel significantlyto get to you, then offer to pick up expenses, or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Ironflight
My rule of thumb is to use my thumb - the first...

My rule of thumb is to use my thumb - the first joint should be able to fit between the tire and teh wheel pant all the way around.....

FWIW, I wear a large sized glove - pretty normal size...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,609
Posted By Ironflight
Iím with you on that one Dan - especially for...

Iím with you on that one Dan - especially for those of us living at high density altitudes! Donít Panic......
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ironflight
This might work out for some, but when you count...

This might work out for some, but when you count the rental, the gas, and time to drive it yourself (including one way transportation to get in position) the percentage saved is small. I have a kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ironflight
The neat thing here is that none of has to guess...

The neat thing here is that none of has to guess - although we may very much not like what we find. Google “FAA legal interpretations, and you’ll find a search page where you type in terms to search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Ironflight
Bruce Bohanon - Angleton, TX. Search the archives...

Bruce Bohanon - Angleton, TX. Search the archives for his contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,938
Posted By Ironflight
Build more airplanes - then you can get fleet...

Build more airplanes - then you can get fleet insurance, which is cheaper per plane.... :)
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Ironflight
Are you breaking in a new engine? If so, you want...

Are you breaking in a new engine? If so, you want as much cooling air as possible to carry away the heat of break-in. The best cooling is at faster speeds, and the amount of cooling is not linear...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ironflight
Iíve flown over it at altitude a few times, never...

Iíve flown over it at altitude a few times, never dropped down into the caldron of Caravans goign to and from Reno - what are these flights of which you speak, and do you have a link?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ironflight
Flew the RV-3 from home base down to Big Bear...

Flew the RV-3 from home base down to Big Bear this morning to do some evaluating on a new airplane tomorrow - airplanes, smooth air, and majestic mountains....can’t be beat!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Ironflight
Go in to the configuration pages and find the...

Go in to the configuration pages and find the transponder - I believe it will give you some information on data transfers. You might also go to a serial link page to see if there are in and out bits...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Ironflight
That way they could charge you more, since you...

That way they could charge you more, since you were getting more aluminum....:p
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Ironflight
On all of our Rv’s, the wing-mounted landing...

On all of our Rv’s, the wing-mounted landing lights are switched separately, and one aimed for “landing” and the other aimed for “taxi” - so the switches are labeled that way as well. So yup - I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,886
Posted By Ironflight
Welcome aboard - and I believe the performance...

Welcome aboard - and I believe the performance numbers on Van’s spec sheets are TAS.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By Ironflight
At the rate I get press releases from them on new...

At the rate I get press releases from them on new products, call him up and ask - it will probably ready next month! :rolleyes:
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By Ironflight
What youíre looking for can be found at BeLite...

What youíre looking for can be found at BeLite Aircraft - their Radiant series of instruments were designed specifically be low priced:

http://www.beliteaircraftstore.com/radiant-engine-monitor/

I...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By Ironflight
Three RVís appears to be just right to us. But...

Three RVís appears to be just right to us. But then you also have to add our Tundr, Xenos (under construction), and the new kit to come this fall - the little jet!

No, you donít have a problem with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,554
Posted By Ironflight
I enjoyed the Vashon when I flew it - but it...

I enjoyed the Vashon when I flew it - but it really isn’t relevant in a discussion of kit airplanes - it is not available as a kit, and it is my understanding that’s kit isn’t in the cards.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry - missed that you wanted them in parallel -...

Sorry - missed that you wanted them in parallel - I was thinking Sending units. Walt is correct that trying to parallel the gauges is not easy. Using the existing sending units for the G3X is simple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,837
Posted By Ironflight
Air and O2 are two very different things. With...

Air and O2 are two very different things. With diving air, you had to worry about oil contamination from the compressor. Such a thing would take care of itself in the O2 delivery industry because any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - they hooked up fine on two planes I’ve got...

Yup - they hooked up fine on two planes I’ve got with G3X.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,837
Posted By Ironflight
I tested a couple of concentraters a few years...

I tested a couple of concentraters a few years back, and they worked great. I think the only reason they don’t make headway versus bottled O2 in our community is that the cost, and the fact that you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Ironflight
Rob Holmes, rph142 here on the forums. Lives in...

Rob Holmes, rph142 here on the forums. Lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By Ironflight
We started up in HBC at 0710 on Saturday morning,...

We started up in HBC at 0710 on Saturday morning, taxied without a stop all the way to 36L where we were #1 for take-off, and kept the wheels rolling until liftoff. A very good time to depart it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,832
Posted By Ironflight
The ďLumbering BeastĒ is home....

...RV-6 is on its way!

Louise and I traded airplanes at the show, so I got to bring the Tundra back. Two long days with some storm dodging in Nebraska on Saturday, overnight in Rawlins (WY) Saturday...
Forum: Safety 07-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,138
Posted By Ironflight
For those who think you can call out airplanes by...

For those who think you can call out airplanes by N-Number based on visual identification from the ground - put a plane half a mile away from you with three inch N-Numbers, and try reading at an...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Ironflight
Just make sure to check it again after you have...

Just make sure to check it again after you have put the prop on - there can be a small change in geometry sometimes, unless you have the flywheel torqued to speck.

Personally, I don't do alternator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,127
Posted By Ironflight
There is not even a shadow of a doubt that the...

There is not even a shadow of a doubt that the entire system collapsed this year, and while its really interesting to think of ideas to make it work better, none of those thoughts really matter until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,189
Posted By Ironflight
So....knowingly break the rules and take up space...

So....knowingly break the rules and take up space that a Homebuilt airplane could be using when all of the GA parking is shut down because it is full?

Hmmmmmm......might as well grow a gum wrapper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,536
Posted By Ironflight
I made it in with Mikey on Thursday afternoon -...

I made it in with Mikey on Thursday afternoon - pushed through a lull in the weather across Iowa and an hour later it had exploded into that mass of tornadoes that hit the center of the state....
Forum: Tools 07-21-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ironflight
But you still have to countersink for, and...

But you still have to countersink for, and squeeze, rivets to mount a regular nut plate.

ClickBond - one hole, squirt adhesive, pull the fixture through the hole - done!
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ironflight
I donít see a price, but I am guessing that with...

I donít see a price, but I am guessing that with a name like Deutsch, you could use all ClickBond nutplates And come out ahead - and save a LOT of time!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ironflight
230+ knots (with a 58 knot wind assist crossing...

230+ knots (with a 58 knot wind assist crossing in to Iowa...not bad for RV-6 kit #4!
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