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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-20-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've got two of 'em floating around somewhere, I...

I've got two of 'em floating around somewhere, I think. PM me if you're interested -- probably $30, including shipping.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
RVs vs Spam Cans for IFR

After flying the RV-9A mostly with autopilot, I've started trying to bring my hand flying skills back up to where they ought to be and where they used to be.

One thing I noticed today is that it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,930
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Uh, no... If you're flying at 65 KIAS, 35 knots...

Uh, no...

If you're flying at 65 KIAS, 35 knots headwind component and hence 30 knots ground speed, and the wind abruptly stops, you're suddenly at 30 KIAS. Oops!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Go become a DPE!!

Go become a DPE!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Second that on ordering through a dealer. Stein...

Second that on ordering through a dealer. Stein has been great and has sometimes told me things I didnít even know to ask.

The original installation in my plane was done by a ďprofessional ď shop...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,930
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Time for me to be the stick in the mud again....

Time for me to be the stick in the mud again.

Unless there's some dire emergency, why push your luck? Suppose you get away with 24 knots xwind, but the next time you try it, you bend your airplane....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
2" ILS indicator

This is a MidContinent unit, new in the box. Should work where any other analog indicator would. Paid $700 plus shipping. For sale for $700. Or buy two of my avionics for sale, $50 off, all three,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
KT-76A and encoder

Removed for an upgrade. Encoder was IFR certified when removed. Includes the wiring harness to connect the two. $350 includes shipping.

Ed
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
PS Engineering PMA5000EX Audio Panel, KT-76A, 2" ILS indicator

It's an experimental PS Engineeering PMA5000EX with the really nice automatic squelch, two comms, two navs, two aux inputs, front panel music input jack, all that good stuff. About three years old,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,293
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The Cirrus is an ifr xc machine with high wing...

The Cirrus is an ifr xc machine with high wing loading. Heavy controls are appropriate for that mission. At one point, vanís advertised the -10 as a four seat sport plane. Higher wing loading, better...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Runway wind component information is nice, but...

Runway wind component information is nice, but you still have to go back to the first screen to get the airport elevation. TPA would be nice on the runway page, also...

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When you hand fly an approach, you have a feeling...

When you hand fly an approach, you have a feeling for what the plane is doing, and you can decide how much elevator and how much throttle you want to use for corrections. But, with the autopilot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's advantages to having radios on the right,...

There's advantages to having radios on the right, especially if they require lots of switchology like a GPS.

Double check the readability of smaller screens. I'd give serious consideration to one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I think it requires an Iridium radio. Reasonably...

I think it requires an Iridium radio. Reasonably certain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One of the phenomena that I've observed is that...

One of the phenomena that I've observed is that some moderators will all too quickly move a post into another area when it really should be given a chance to be read by all before it is dispatched....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I got one, factory reman. PM me.

I got one, factory reman. PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,327
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
After recreating the event on a later flight...

A few more thoughts on the matter:
* The reason why we didn't hear the autopilot dis/connect tones on was likely because the stall warning was going on the whole time. At least, that's what was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,327
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Got a very prompt reply from Garmin in the wee...

Got a very prompt reply from Garmin in the wee hours of the morning. Basically, pilot error... the system worked as designed, but I didn't know all the details and didn't recognize what was going on....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,327
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pan, pan

ďApproach, experimental XYZ, pan, pan.Ē That got their attention!

Iíd used mayday two or three times in the past, but this was the first time using pan. I was flying with a friend, and when he gave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In the GTN6XX Pilot's Guide, Rev N, page 6-17, it...

In the GTN6XX Pilot's Guide, Rev N, page 6-17, it discusses how the unit will automatically switch to the ILS if the plane is within 1.2 nm laterally of the final approach course, between 2 and 15 nm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No. The GPS antennae on our planes don't care....

No. The GPS antennae on our planes don't care. Some of the military jam-resistant ones might aim lobes at individual satellites for jam resistance, but not ours. Similarly, VOR antennae don't care...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My system is G3X touch with GTN 650, so this may...

My system is G3X touch with GTN 650, so this may or may not help.

There is a "gate" about 2 miles outside the FAF, and if you don't fly through the gate, the FD / autopilot will stay in heading mode...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Many instrument panels are built not vertical,...

Many instrument panels are built not vertical, but 8° off the vertical. For gyroscopic intruments to be precise, they need to be built to a known local vertical, i.e., compensated for any panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've also read that doing a first flight with the...

I've also read that doing a first flight with the wheel pants off is good for brake cooling, in case there's a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,935
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A couple of thoughts on safety... * Dr. Bill...

A couple of thoughts on safety...
* Dr. Bill Rhodes, in his talks on aviation safety, anecdotally demonstrates that about half the folks who killed themselves in a light airplane were not a surprise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The 507 speaks CANbus, the other two donít. I...

The 507 speaks CANbus, the other two donít. I donít know what other differences there might be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,577
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
They did a really good job on it.

I saw a draft of the document back in May, and there was a whole, whole lot to like about the document. It was well written, very thorough and covered all the bases that needed to be covered, but as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Actually, a POH is a legal document required by a...

Actually, a POH is a legal document required by a factory built airplane's type certificate. Experimental aircraft therefor cannot have a POH in the legal sense of the term.

And given all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,079
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One thing that nobody has done right is to have...

One thing that nobody has done right is to have the mixture and prop on one pivot and the throttle on a different pivot. This way, you can cinch down the mixture and prop with one friction knob but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
It works again!

It works! at least, it does right now.

So here's what I did. I brought the audio panel home, disassembled it mechanically, looked for any distressed electrical parts, said the correct incantation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Decided I'd better put the audio panel back...

Decided I'd better put the audio panel back together before I forgot how or lost a part. Got that done with no real problems, but I bet the folks who know what they're doing do it a whole lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Still haven't seen anything suspicious, other...

Still haven't seen anything suspicious, other than the markings on the MOSFET power transistor are very hard to read. F9540N IszR 225P are the markings, but I've not found the exact part nor do I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks, all. This was a gradual degradation to a...

Thanks, all. This was a gradual degradation to a total failure -- now the lights won't even come on.

I've got the unit apart, emboldened by the knowledge that a replacement is on the way and that if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Do it yourself audio panel repair (?)

So my otherwise wonderful PS Engineering 5000EX died this afternoon, and since it's out of production, support is pricey -- $200 plus time and materials. I've purchased a plug-compatible Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks. I had the serial number wrong...

Thanks. I had the serial number wrong...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One possibility is to connect to the serial data...

One possibility is to connect to the serial data output of the display screen with your own computer and AOA display. The air data is sent out (don't recall exactly) somewhere between 5 and 10 times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Where is RV-10 s/n 90?

I started that plane some years back but divorce and a subsequent move made selling it the wisest choice. I know it went down to the Phoenix area...

And when I search for it on line by serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One of the Garmin folks will give you a...

One of the Garmin folks will give you a definitive answer, but the procedure in the book (IIRC) is to do a full stall and the software does the rest. There's no procedure for what you want. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I take the tow bar with me on a long trip, I...

When I take the tow bar with me on a long trip, I keep it very near the top so I can access it without having to take all the baggage out...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 01-08-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Their terminology includes taxiway landings. I...

Their terminology includes taxiway landings. I did a study on airport surface incidents some time back, and there's a fair number of taxiway landings, not just wrong runway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I was looking at a similar situation and was...

I was looking at a similar situation and was impressed by how much there was in terms of paperwork, details, etc. There's more to it than just taking the plane apart and putting it into a container.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 01-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Wrong surface landings video

Here's a short and sweet FAA video that's worth the watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5II-s_j35cI

Some interesting statistics and factoids in there...

Ed
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
* You'll be spending a reasonable amount of time...

* You'll be spending a reasonable amount of time updating databases over the life of the plane. I wish my G3X system used the second power input on the display screens and GTN as a separate bus (on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Fer pete's sake, if you want 200HP, put it in an...

Fer pete's sake, if you want 200HP, put it in an RV-7 that's designed for it. Nearly identical fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,911
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Once I got started on this, I came up with an...

Once I got started on this, I came up with an impressive (to me) list, but impressive in the wrong way. Lotsa planes have needed the brakes bled, so that's not listed here. On the airplanes I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 124,365
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Suppose Van's did come out with a fabric covered...

Suppose Van's did come out with a fabric covered Super-Cub-ish plane, with rib stitching. That could give the 200-knot club a whole different meaning...
Forum: Tools 01-01-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,822
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Wooden tool cart

Can't find the pictures of that gorgeous tool cart that had everything on the top and air tools in holsters on the sides. My search skills are obviously not up to snuff...

Thanks!

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Carburetor problem and new lesson learned

So this morning, a friend and I saddled up the RV-9A for a few laps around the pattern as a combination of a persistent cold and bad weather had kept me grounded for too long. The temperature was 81...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not a whole lot, I'm pretty cheap and only the...

Not a whole lot, I'm pretty cheap and only the database updates have any time criticality to them... certainly worth more if I only got notified about *my* equipment, and not everything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Suppose you expanded it to database updates,...

Suppose you expanded it to database updates, software updates and manual updates from the common vendors... that could be real handy, especially to folks with mixed systems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Be careful that when you install things easily...

Be careful that when you install things easily accessibility with skins off that you can still access things with the skins back on. As a quick check, cleco the skins on and see what you find.

I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If you want to log performance data, youíll want...

If you want to log performance data, youíll want airspeed altitude. You can derive vertical speed. GPS will be much less important, and not good enough for performance data.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Bought a constant speed prop for the -9A

Found a good deal on a Hartzell in a prop shop, fresh overhaul, AD-free, all that. Van's just got an order for the spinner, governor, bracket, and cable. Hopefully that's all I need, and I've got a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I ran into similar confusion with the FAA. I...

I ran into similar confusion with the FAA. I wasn't in appropriate airspace and I wasn't up for 30 minutes and neither one was a factor. The lady at the FAA was apologetic about the stuffy rules and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When my then new to me RV-9A had high EGT, I...

When my then new to me RV-9A had high EGT, I called the factory and told them what was going on. They recommended a carb that I bought from Aircraft Spruce, and I think it was an exchange. That carb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,049
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. Looks like those steps won't be level when...

Hmm. Looks like those steps won't be level when the tailwheel is on the ground. But if you're getting them re-welded anyway, you can fix that. And then that will mean they'll not be streamlined in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,049
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
How much would I shorten the steps on a...

How much would I shorten the steps on a taildragger RV if I was a-buildin'? I'd probably shorten 'em by about 17, 18 inches or so, maybe more.

My RV-9A (yeah, I know, tailwheel at the wrong end) was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's got to be any number of mountain flying...

There's got to be any number of mountain flying videos out there. I won't repeat what will be in them, but be real careful.

When I lived in Arizona and was based at 5000, my trusty old Cessna had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
THere's lots to this, and good for you for...

THere's lots to this, and good for you for thinking about this while there's still time.
* Grouping according to flight phase is a good idea, but there's more to it. Consider also how much time you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Yup! Correct.

Yup! Correct.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,899
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Two more considerations: * Incandescent bulbs...

Two more considerations:
* Incandescent bulbs will melt snow, LEDs will not;
* If any of the RVs on the field are equipped with IR cameras for low viz landings, incandescent bulbs will be visible,...
Forum: Autopilots 12-07-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
C'mon out to Savannah and I'll take you flying in...

C'mon out to Savannah and I'll take you flying in the -9A.

Too bad that you can't get an LODA for avionics training, even though you can get a LODA for airplane transition. These days, 35% of...
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