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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,052
Posted By woxofswa
Knock on my head, mine has been bullet proof for...

Knock on my head, mine has been bullet proof for 6 years 700 hours.

Mounted in front of the oil pan as recommended on a piece of spring steel with the intake slightly lower than the outake and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,374
Posted By woxofswa
This is the GPS unreliable notam for last night...

This is the GPS unreliable notam for last night from BWI to PHX.

It's common to see but not usually this bad. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By woxofswa
For metal interior pieces I had a lot of them...

For metal interior pieces I had a lot of them powder coated with hammered finish. Looks great and very durable. I get
Lots of compliments on it. If I had it to do again I would have done a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,591
Posted By woxofswa
I carry a cig lighter pump with a long cord that...

I carry a cig lighter pump with a long cord that doubles as a gauge and work light. I carry a small bottle of slime (which has a Shraeder valve wrench as a cap) and a spare valve. I have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,591
Posted By woxofswa
You can get lawn tractor tubes of the appropriate...

You can get lawn tractor tubes of the appropriate size at places like Tractor Supply or Grainger. You may not find the exact valve stem you want but a straight one will work, especially if all you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-08-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By woxofswa
It's been a while since I've been to Puerto...

It's been a while since I've been to Puerto Penasco, but I go to Mexico several times a year.
I wrote up a lot of info here. Only thing I'd update is that 406ELT's are now required. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-06-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/toolcraft/

https://www.kitplanes.com/toolcraft/
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,218
Posted By woxofswa
Ross, I get what you're saying and can't...

Ross,

I get what you're saying and can't disagree. However your resume and capability is far different than the average Van's customer. You can probably count on one hand the guys in your...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,218
Posted By woxofswa
I would be careful to not confuse hate with...

I would be careful to not confuse hate with legitimate concern. I came into this menagerie with an open mind to propulsion options. It was right before an infamous incident involving an RV10 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By woxofswa
Hey Vlad. Ever been to Wayside Inn strip near...

Hey Vlad. Ever been to Wayside Inn strip near Alamo Lake AZ?
If not, you might get a kick out of it. Curiously, it's not on any chart I've seen, but it's way busier than most charted strips in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,336
Posted By woxofswa
I am firmly in the pitot heat club for any...

I am firmly in the pitot heat club for any airplane that will fly IFR or even just do IFR training, if for nothing more than good situational awareness and habit patterns. I know examiners that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,258
Posted By woxofswa
I am one of the newest columnists for Kitplanes. ...

I am one of the newest columnists for Kitplanes. I built and fly a Van's RV10 which has been detailed and referenced in several columns.
I am passionate and open minded about all of aviation and am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By woxofswa
If I lived in cold country, what I would do is...

If I lived in cold country, what I would do is have a quick release access door in my cowl for the following.

This is what I used to do when I flew GA corporate in Utah, Idaho,
Montana, and...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By woxofswa
“What do you guys do when taxiing and it is...

“What do you guys do when taxiing and it is really hot?”

It’s really a three stage process.

1. Rotate fan switch to “High”.

2. Flip compressor switch to “on”

3. Bask in cool refreshing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,087
Posted By woxofswa
Flew a Flying Samaritan’s trip to Baja Mexico. ...

Flew a Flying Samaritan’s trip to Baja Mexico.
Departed Mulegé this morning in ankle deep muck during a brief respite in heavy rain. There is no replacement for displacement.
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By woxofswa
I live in AZ 15 mins from KPHX. My airplane is at...

I live in AZ 15 mins from KPHX. My airplane is at KFFZ. I’m happy to do demos. I have to warn you though, my stick grips were fashioned out of a Boeing 737 yoke so they might be quite foreign to...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By woxofswa
Very well done! I don’t know that I have ever...

Very well done! I don’t know that I have ever met a couple more immersed together in a build project. You both are very lucky and I wish years of pleasure and satisfaction from one of the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By woxofswa
Composing a Kitplanes article as we speak about...

Composing a Kitplanes article as we speak about the vent Bnut leak and a relatively easy to fabricate tool that can check/fix the problem rather easily.
Forum: California 10-26-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/

https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,548
Posted By woxofswa
Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes...

Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes article soon about that very endeavor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,771
Posted By woxofswa
I use the PC680. I buy them on a corporate...

I use the PC680. I buy them on a corporate account at Batteries Plus.
I swapped mine at 4 years 500 hours as a precautionary move. When idle I usually keep mine plugged in to a smart...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By woxofswa
That is a known issue. A fellow in our area...

That is a known issue. A fellow in our area engineered a special tool that allows you to fix that through the sender hole. I’ll forward a copy of your post to him.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By woxofswa
The Fly Idaho book is a treasure trove. Wish...

The Fly Idaho book is a treasure trove. Wish there was an Arizona edition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,374
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/...

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/august/29/gps-testing-to-degrade-signal?utm_source=epilot&utm_medium=email
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,374
Posted By woxofswa
I think we have an issue of semantics, and I...

I think we have an issue of semantics, and I should have been more clear I guess. Of course transport category airliners use GPS, but NOT AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF ENROUTE NAVIGATION. The primary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,374
Posted By woxofswa
Airlines don’t use GPS for enroute navigation. ...

Airlines don’t use GPS for enroute navigation. Shutting down the system would have little to no effect on airline travel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By woxofswa
I used 1/4 closed cell foam covered by a $10...

I used 1/4 closed cell foam covered by a $10 Walmart yoga mat.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,963
Posted By woxofswa
I’m old school. I have a quality Marine cig...

I’m old school. I have a quality Marine cig lighter with a two port adapter.
In my road kit I have a tire inflator, an air mattress inflator and a spotlight all with cig plugs and I’ve used all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By woxofswa
Bought mine last week from a high volume shop and...

Bought mine last week from a high volume shop and it was still stacked in the corner fresh off the truck. Hadn’t even made it to the shelf yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By woxofswa
X/C 20/50 has no such date that I could find, but...

X/C 20/50 has no such date that I could find, but my glasses were in the airplane and wifey was letting me know she was ready to go.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,594
Posted By woxofswa
For those who used LPV for your precision...

For those who used LPV for your precision approach for your IFR ticket ride, what were your two non-precision approaches to complete the three required?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,594
Posted By woxofswa
“ILS and LPV approaches are essentially...

“ILS and LPV approaches are essentially equal”

Out in the real world I would agree, but the question all boils down to the PTS/ACS of the IFR rating. It says precision and by definition, the only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,594
Posted By woxofswa
LPV approaches are not technically “precision...

LPV approaches are not technically “precision approaches”.
Neither are RNP Lnav/Vnav approaches gaining popularity in the airline word.
The lowest mínima still come from ILS precision approaches....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By woxofswa
Check the ground on the mag, but be careful with...

Check the ground on the mag, but be careful with the prop because if the ground wire has broken, the mag is hot (active).
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,291
Posted By woxofswa
Cool, but not much use in AZ. Just had a buddy...

Cool, but not much use in AZ. Just had a buddy sell one for that very reason. As a teen, I worked as a line boy at an FBO in Idaho in the late 70’s. I got invited to join a demo ride that my boss...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,291
Posted By woxofswa
I would take a crowbar to my wallet right away,...

I would take a crowbar to my wallet right away, like first ten orders, for either a 6 place RV10/Vans 206 with a turbo 540 or something nostalgic with perhaps a Rotec radial. I really like the...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By woxofswa
Very easy. Small 1/4 inch drive socket set will...

Very easy. Small 1/4 inch drive socket set will do it. 3/8 and 7/16 from memory and matching open end wrenches. I like stubbies. About 5 mins for vertical and 10 for the horizontal. Experienced...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,179
Posted By woxofswa
I second the universality. My wings were not...

I second the universality. My wings were not matched to my center section and fit perfectly.

As a reference. About 10 years ago I paid the then legacy price for a set of QB wings that were...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,529
Posted By woxofswa
My apologies for misunderstanding. Note to self,...

My apologies for misunderstanding. Note to self, stop multitasking.

One thing I don’t understand that has been a recurring theme. People keep saying that the Aerosport overhead has low airflow....
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,529
Posted By woxofswa
//I wired my axial fan off the ‘high’...

//I wired my axial fan off the ‘high’ setting//

I would caution against that for several reasons.

1. The fan air is the least cool at the high setting.
2. The force of the air can be so strong...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,529
Posted By woxofswa
https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p61/myronnelso...

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p61/myronnelson/BF27CD13-1934-4110-B5E0-C689C24C9738_zps85ptfep3.jpeg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,239
Posted By woxofswa
This thread reminds me of a sign in my Dentists...

This thread reminds me of a sign in my Dentists office that reads.

“Flossing is only required for the teeth you want to keep.”

I heard a story one time about a divorcing couple where the husband...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,410
Posted By woxofswa
I took a picture at OSH of a lap seam of about 10...

I took a picture at OSH of a lap seam of about 10 rivets. From it you can see that the exposed edge was hastily cut and was never run on the scotch brite wheel. You can see individual cut marks,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By woxofswa
-My ex really knows how to push my buttons. -I...

-My ex really knows how to push my buttons.

-I think I’ll name it SpongeBob.

-Off to the land of misfit toys.

-The bank said that their agent was going to pick it up before the end of the day...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,724
Posted By woxofswa
>>the RV-10 goes fast between long paved...

>>the RV-10 goes fast between long paved airports, and in my opinion there is so much more to aviation than that.<<

I used to fly dirt strips for a living. I’ve got hundreds of hours in both 182’s...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By woxofswa
Get a broomstick longer than your covered piece...

Get a broomstick longer than your covered piece and start in a corner or end and wrap the plastic around the stick and keep working it off by rolling the stick across the piece.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By woxofswa
Dynon oil pressure

After 5 years and 600 hours, my Dynon SkyView oil pressure indication has gone a little wonky. For the first ten minutes or so it will spike several times to the full (high) pressure indication,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,578
Posted By woxofswa
I am very happy with these. Not the easiest to...

I am very happy with these. Not the easiest to put-on/take off but they hold great whilst still providing a little flex so the foils themselves don’t warp.
They’re all internal so no way you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,555
Posted By woxofswa
I am proud to sport the experimental branding. ...

I am proud to sport the experimental branding. It’s a trophy that is hard earned. I fly a lot of new acquaintances on Samaritan’s trips and nobody has expressed concern or hesitation about it.
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,895
Posted By woxofswa
ADS-B precip depiction (map) weather is NEXRAD. ...

ADS-B precip depiction (map) weather is NEXRAD. Same feed the controllers and internet apps get.
Some displays tweak it a bit resolution wise but it all comes from the same central source which is...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By woxofswa
Kelly and I launched from neighboring airports...

Kelly and I launched from neighboring airports and ended up right next to each other for the second time in a row and we never coordinated a thing. See you soon Bob.
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By woxofswa
First of all, I wouldn’t bother with the...

First of all, I wouldn’t bother with the retaining bolts, unless the tips are quite loose which I doubt. The inner main tip is always going to be hotter than the outer extension tip. I’ve used them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,588
Posted By woxofswa
The first 512 times the tour helicopter overflies...

The first 512 times the tour helicopter overflies HBC, its all about the cool atmosphere. The second 512 times, it’s mildly annoying. The third 512 times, (nap time midweek) you’re scouring the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,588
Posted By woxofswa
“A sea of RV’s” And an odd duck Maule. ...

“A sea of RV’s”

And an odd duck Maule.

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2018/07/24/experimental-maule/
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,674
Posted By woxofswa
In 2014 I took my then new RV10 to Oshkosh with...

In 2014 I took my then new RV10 to Oshkosh with about 60 hours on it.
That is about a 2500 mile round trip. I did not have a single issue at all the entire trip. I gave the airplane a near...
Forum: Safety 05-15-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,441
Posted By woxofswa
Just arm chair theorizing, but it seems to this...

Just arm chair theorizing, but it seems to this public schooled brain that for an RV or similar FG aircraft, whether it flips or not, it’s going to transition to the same position. Assuming...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,539
Posted By woxofswa
Hey Karl, The way your fleet is growing, you’ll...

Hey Karl,

The way your fleet is growing, you’ll soon be in the annual a month club.
When I was initially planning my build, (about the time I flew with you), Blue Mountain and Chelton were all...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By woxofswa
I went down the right side. I split pvc pipe in...

I went down the right side. I split pvc pipe in half to make a horizontal knock out channel on the back panel of the cargo hold for the hose to pass to get behind the bulkhead to the shelf. It just...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By woxofswa
It tightens the space around the filter a bit but...

It tightens the space around the filter a bit but it’s still rather easy to extract and replace the oil filter without having to move anything. (IO-540)
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,371
Posted By woxofswa
Appreciate the kind comments.

Appreciate the kind comments.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-28-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,371
Posted By woxofswa
We’re all pilots

http://flash.avweb.com/blogs/insider/LAX-24L-A-Runway-With-a-Tragic-History-232680-1.html?zkPrintable=true
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,589
Posted By woxofswa
I was in Mulege and Lopez Mateos last week for a...

I was in Mulege and Lopez Mateos last week for a Samaritan’s trip.
We cleared and exited at Guaymas and then crossed the gulf. Fuel was about $4.00 gal cash pesos.
Rumor was that San Felipe...
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