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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-08-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By flightlogic
is that tank designed to hold fuel, or urine? ...

is that tank designed to hold fuel, or urine? Across the Atlantic with that much drag would be hard on the bladder....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By flightlogic
n82rb

note to self.... probably should not argue with Walt.
He has been there done that.....
To the original poster... Get it bench checked. Easy. Will come with a tag with a pretty color.
Forum: Safety 10-08-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
closing this thread

I got to fly the subject airplane on Sunday. I did so after inspecting the servo rigging to rule out any over center possibility. I noted that the small buttons on the stick for elevator trim are...
Forum: Reviews 10-08-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By flightlogic
confused

Initially I was confused about what RPM to set my drill press. After I asked Alan.... he suggested really really slow. smile
Forum: Safety 10-04-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
trim breaker

On my own 9A, I changed out the trim motor breaker to a pullable one. Have suggested that to others, when I have seen a flush breaker.
I will throw this out to the RV community though...

If one...
Forum: Safety 10-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
Thanks everyone

I want to post a shout out to Canadian Joy for his flight test.
The results might be an explanation for the behavior seen by the RV9A pilot.
If the trim was run pitch down inadvertently, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By flightlogic
Amazon

While reading, I opened another browser page and ordered Krytox on Amazon. $20 and I will be a popular guy in the hangar row... since I will share with all the RV's that want to clean up their o...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By flightlogic
Anti-Splat

I bought the Anti-Splat tool. Fits in the drill press and works like a charm. I flip my tires, since they wear unevenly. Still time consuming....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By flightlogic
good fortune

I suppose you can consider yourself lucky, since the seller never responded...
Using a HUD sounds interesting. I presume you fly IFR.
My first trip into Juneau with Alaska Air using a HUD was pretty...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By flightlogic
GA and experimental

A number of us here own the GRT mini. It started life as experimental only. It also had upgrade options for synthetic vision. I own one of each. My co-pilot doesn't get the SV. She may forgive...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By flightlogic
One post. hmmmmm. GA version, advertised on...

One post. hmmmmm. GA version, advertised on world's premier EXPERIMENTAL site. hmmmmm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By flightlogic
Sleep apnea recording device

I see that apnea testing is a popular topic to discuss. Some will be hesitant to have a formal test, for fear that it will impact their ability to fly. Others have had life changing results from a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,001
Posted By flightlogic
Brunch

Brunch at Payson, AZ. Good prices self serve. Good food. View of the runway from the cafe. and COOLER than PHX. 5000 ft. elevation.
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
thanks Bob

Bob, thanks for the input. I agree, it does not seem like it could happen.
I will reserve judgement at this point and keep looking for hard evidence.
I have crashed and burned once (actually burned,...
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
Andrew at TT

Andrew, I will gather more data and contact you directly.
Anecdotal reports may have a tendency to be exaggerated due to post incident trauma. Not sure if that is the case here.
In any event, this...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
Scott, I agree. The pilot could not describe to...

Scott, I agree. The pilot could not describe to me how much he pulled.
I think the surprise of the angle and time of onset maybe task saturated him.
From his comments, I would have expected the...
Forum: COMM 09-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By flightlogic
bugs

pretty heavily dependent on a working cell phone. That and a buggy app make it not ready for prime time IMHO
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By flightlogic
Uncommanded pitch down- Tru Trak

Posting for a friend who suddenly went nose down 45 degrees plus enroute home from OSH. RV9A with a new Tru Trak.
Disconnect button did not release the pitch servo. Torque might have been set too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By flightlogic
Just back from a week in Iceland. Pretty severe...

Just back from a week in Iceland. Pretty severe shortage of ANY little airplanes. We drove the whole Ring Road and stopped at airports. Let's just say it made me grateful to fly where I do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By flightlogic
5 years

Installed and flown 800 hours over five years. No sign of stress transferred elsewhere.
(one other data point----- not for debate... just the facts. In order to push my RV backwards, I push the...
Forum: Safety 08-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By flightlogic
great!

Eddie,
You have provided and shared a resource to fellow aviators. I (and I hope, others) appreciate that.
I have ordered my copy. Even though I am coming up on eligibility for the FAA 50 year...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,885
Posted By flightlogic
skills

If you have solid teaching skills and a good feel for aircraft control, I don't see a problem. Keep the curriculum simple until you both add experience in the type. They are very simple planes......
Forum: Safety 07-17-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By flightlogic
G switch

The G switch adds one axis. The thought is that vertical impact is more likely to happen. I would think this is just fine for an RV. Stats show that ELTs are not very good at activation in some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,337
Posted By flightlogic
kidding

So, if you do aerobatics.... is your nickname: fidget spinner?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,200
Posted By flightlogic
pretty sure

I am pretty sure when pilots post these kind of questions... they are just looking for a straight forward answer. It does not seem to be an invitation to debate whether or not one should do...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By flightlogic
good thing

Good to hear the tribe is not charging to land there.
Though they just raised the fee to drive in to Diamond Down for river runners by a factor of 1000%. Hope they don't take a similar view of those...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By flightlogic
My SPOT sits next to the GRT antennas and also...

My SPOT sits next to the GRT antennas and also the G696 antenna. Never have seen any signal interference. I don't use breadcrumbs though. Just a manual position when over rough and remote terrain.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By flightlogic
Grand Canyon West is a fun idea for a quick stop....

Grand Canyon West is a fun idea for a quick stop. I would park well away from the building and facilities and take a walk. The owners have been known to charge for using their airport.
There is a...
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,322
Posted By flightlogic
Microphone quality

While I have not flown with this new headset, I appreciate the attention the Card's paid to microphone quality. I have been trying for two years to assist a customer with poor coms in a quite noisy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,810
Posted By flightlogic
Guardian and the hot iPads

Guardian Avionics (an advertiser here) has long since solved the iPad heating issues. Watch for their complete product line up at Oshkosh. Their aim is to occupy all the panel space with lower cost...
Forum: ADS-B 05-10-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,375
Posted By flightlogic
I know when you put a scope on a DC line, there...

I know when you put a scope on a DC line, there is much more there than one would expect. A spectrum analyzer is often used to find interfering signals both in the air and on the buss.
I agree with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By flightlogic
lube

I always clean and lube mine each time they are removed. I sometimes use Kroil or another lube. Doesn't really matter much, but they bind less and go back in smoothly. The last inch or so, I grab...
Forum: ADS-B 05-10-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,375
Posted By flightlogic
small difference

Just a quick clarification. The Skybeacon does not listen on 1090 mhz. It is resolving altitude and squawk code from the DC buss voltage. Garmin has claimed in their patent infringement suit that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By flightlogic
$$$

If you are listening to Serious radio... you are paying too much.
I got a Sirius subscription for $6 a month.
So, I hope your sense of humour is intact.. fly low and take chances!
(glare shield in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-22-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,209
Posted By flightlogic
maybe post

post the letter about insurance from the Mexican Govt. ????
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,282
Posted By flightlogic
Garmin 327

I see a couple of owners are "sniffing" rather than RS232 from their Garmin transponders. I might suggest, when possible... use the serial line.
That way the UAT always has altitude data, even if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By flightlogic
I will post the manufacturer and part number...

I will post the manufacturer and part number after I ask. The owner is at Sun N Fun and posed the question on a quick phone call. He has a data concentrator box that displays all the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By flightlogic
Time required to change fuel senders 9A

A friend wants to swap out his fuel senders for a modern digital set in his 9A.
Does anyone know how much labor time might be needed to accomplish the task? Any rough ideas or things to note, would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By flightlogic
FUEL SHUTOFF VALVE

FUEL SHUTOFF VALVE
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By flightlogic
Keep in mind that P leads are notoriously...

Keep in mind that P leads are notoriously unreliable and one of the reasons aviation engines still favor a fuel based shut down routine when mags are installed.

Larry[/QUOTE]

So, if I shut off the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By flightlogic
mystery worm

I have only found worms in my tequila. Never have seen one in the carb yet.
Maybe I could put one in the gascolator and see what happens.
(now seriously... Just had the carb rebuilt. A pro did...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By flightlogic
Wanted to read the solution... but the page will...

Wanted to read the solution... but the page will not load. Can you paste the relevant text to a reply here? Thanks!
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,569
Posted By flightlogic
Reading Van's in bed this morning. Stalling,...

Reading Van's in bed this morning. Stalling, since the list of chores is long.
Anyway, I read out loud why your wife won't go in. My wife grabbed the iPad ad said "see, other women don't like that HF...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,415
Posted By flightlogic
good info

Read the whole thread. Pick your favorite lube... but just USE one.
I had to park outside in a rainstorm in CA and some rain got past the stem and or perimeter seals. It took several flights before...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By flightlogic
It is real. Not a marketing effort.

It is real. Not a marketing effort.
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By flightlogic
DON'T

Have to agree with Bob. Do NOT split a high frequency, low power, digital signal. The old VHF VOR splitters would work. At the high frequencies, losses are to significant. Just put an antenna on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,091
Posted By flightlogic
paid advertiser

It is not veiled.... thinly or otherwise. I appreciate the summary of how the market works. I have seen my rates drop each year, and I thought it was just because I was such a hot pilot. Now I...
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 24,760
Posted By flightlogic
Wow, this thread is like a winding road on the...

Wow, this thread is like a winding road on the coast. It wears out my tires with all the drift. Privacy went away years ago.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By flightlogic
Hex

I think by hex code... he means the ICAO code found on registration. It is a needed element to program all ADS-B transmitters.
It might be safer to just treat it like the N number. When you switch...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-11-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By flightlogic
I like the location except for the smell

I got parked in the dirt as well. Not too happy about that on Sunday. Good small show, and yes.... they could use actual electric lights in the exhibitor building. Even solar... it is AZ after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By flightlogic
I wonder what the Administrator would ask for.......

I wonder what the Administrator would ask for.... other than that listed, that would show he can do the work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,619
Posted By flightlogic
Have carried electric scooter and also small...

Have carried electric scooter and also small Segway in the RV9A. Works great to get to a hotel, when no Uber is in town. Charging should be watched, but otherwise they are pretty safe these days....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By flightlogic
A&P Expiration ?

My college buddy earned an A&P during his airline days. He is now retired and interested in doing conditional inspections for the RV folks. Having not signed logs for years, what is needed? Is he...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By flightlogic
SHHHHHHHHHHHH......

Those vultures work for a three letter govt. group. Don't be tellin no strangers they are equipped.... The cartel doesn't know about aviaries and such. YET
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,407
Posted By flightlogic
fire?

If your seat is on fire, and you have not turned it off.... you get a D minus for situational awareness.
I run the heat on my wife's seat. On low, it is perfect. I eliminated the OEM relay and...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By flightlogic
There are coolers that run on 12 volts too. Not...

There are coolers that run on 12 volts too. Not terribly efficient, but an alternator handles them OK>
Having said that- I would do what Alaska Airlines does- dry ice. Just deep freeze your fish...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-23-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,994
Posted By flightlogic
Hey Greg, I got a question for you... (and yes......

Hey Greg, I got a question for you... (and yes... there are dumb questions, we all know that)
To make use of slowing with your CS prop, do you pull the pitch back or shove it in? I don't have that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,423
Posted By flightlogic
SEARCH

Search is your friend here. Look at dual P mag threads. And since you are considering plugs.... look at the recent thread on counterfeit NGK plugs on the market. I throw mine out yearly. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By flightlogic
So, I just got done with the transition training...

So, I just got done with the transition training for the 9A owner in Tucson. He did well, for a Cessna pilot. I do see the tendency to round out and flare too high in the 9A. This could lead to a...
Forum: Safety 01-22-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,337
Posted By flightlogic
Old thread but good to study

Re-read this thread after "hauling a load" in the 9A recently. Got a good deal (as in free) on some lithium batteries in CA. Wanted to haul as many home as possible. So, I packed a tall backpack...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,923
Posted By flightlogic
****

I of course know the adage, too good to be true. BUT, on cheap auto plugs... I just never thought there would be enough money in the equation to make it worth it. Shows how naive I am. I throw...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,212
Posted By flightlogic
Five years later... great support from VAF RV9A

I am tasked with delivering an RV9A equipped with an IO-360 and CS prop to the new owner in Tucson. I decided to re-visit my notes from purchase of my 9A five years ago. It was astounding how...
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