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Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,005
Posted By precession
Go Vlad! Another amazing trip, thanks for...

Go Vlad! Another amazing trip, thanks for bringing us along.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By precession
IAC Directors Voting

Sorry to interrupt this thread with a slightly off-topic reply.

Ron Schreck, I believe you had a thread noting you are a candidate to be one of the IAC directors, but I didn't find it on a quick...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,612
Posted By precession
The guy who taxied into your plane

On a related topic: While working for my private pilot's license, my instructor had me fly to another airport, where we parked on the ramp before going into the FBO. We were in there for maybe a...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,612
Posted By precession
Temperature, humidity and dew point usually...

Temperature, humidity and dew point usually change overnight, and as everyone knows, that can lead to condensation. It is my understanding that condensation can occur within fuel tanks. Therefore,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By precession
Thanks. I know RVs have the speed, but 184 mph...

Thanks. I know RVs have the speed, but 184 mph on the low end is more than I expected.
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,612
Posted By precession
What I find most interesting about this kind of...

What I find most interesting about this kind of stuff is the group-think psychology at work. It seems like people often see someone else doing something, so they think "well I guess it must be...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,442
Posted By precession
Actually, given that these jam nuts seem to be...

Actually, given that these jam nuts seem to be famous for loosening up (and often not being caught by the owner), wouldn't a lock washer under the jam nut be an even better idea?

On the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By precession
Thanks, can you give an idea of what entry speed...

Thanks, can you give an idea of what entry speed range you'd be looking for if you were practicing to make good loops with this amount of pull in the RV-8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By precession
Okay, well that (as now seconded by Ronschreck, I...

Okay, well that (as now seconded by Ronschreck, I see) seems to nail my question about as perfectly as I could ask for, so thanks again (to both) for the very excellent info.

Since I'm flying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By precession
Also interested to see the consensus on this...

Also interested to see the consensus on this thread.

Doubtless there are a ton of people on here who know better than I, but my experience (RV-4 bought already built) is that I had a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By precession
Left rudder on the initial pull in an RV or not?

Thanks for the excellent information/instruction.

Here's a question I've had for a while -- pertaining specifically to looping in an RV as compared to other aircraft. Regarding the effort to keep...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-23-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By precession
My compliments on a nice video. Looks like you...

My compliments on a nice video.

Looks like you are doing some great traveling, and btw, sharp-looking RV-4.

Glad to hear you are protecting your dog's hearing. Their ears are so much more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By precession
Looks great! However, what about for people who...

Looks great! However, what about for people who don't have a drill press? Will it work by tapping the top with a hammer? Maybe a small sledge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By precession
Thanks

Sent you an email, Spatsch.

Looks like this thread may have just about run it's course, so just wanted to say many thanks to everyone who replied. Read every post carefully, went to every link,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By precession
Fuel Injection is "inverted fuel" (minus the inverted tank tho)

My carburetor-equipped engine also stops quickly in zero or negative G. I have a Catto prop (not metal), and it does not keep windmilling beyond anything other than a very brief power interruption...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By precession
Thanks also for the reply - also valuable...

Thanks also for the reply - also valuable information.

Although I don't think I've been rolling slow, I have to say I have not been throwing in full aileron hard to the stop, just because I've been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By precession
Thanks for the reply. I'm aware of instructions...

Thanks for the reply. I'm aware of instructions that say you should start by flying inverted at different air speeds to determine what amount of forward stick is required at a given air speed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By precession
"Slow Rolls," a/k/a Competition Aerobatic Rolls, in the RV

Having a problem doing “slow rolls” (old terminology, now I believe simply called “competition aileron rolls” by IAC) in the RV. Nose always dropping too much, so thought I’d put this question out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By precession
Ok guys, thanks for the replies. As Saville...

Ok guys, thanks for the replies. As Saville said, they are appreciated.

By the way, I realized I happen to have a 13/16ths socket (from a 1/2" drive ratchet/socket set), and I just discovered that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By precession
I didn't complete the job yet. Hopefully we'll...

I didn't complete the job yet. Hopefully we'll receive some answers to address the concerns (actually I see some are coming in as I'm writing). Obviously guys are building these tanks all the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By precession
As an aside, for someone who is admittedly...

As an aside, for someone who is admittedly ignorant and learning, can someone enlighten me as to why is it that fuel fitting nuts, such as the one that will be tightened down on this spacer, do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By precession
Okay guys, thanks for the additional replies,...

Okay guys, thanks for the additional replies, they are much appreciated.

Based on them, I will go ahead and attach both the sender and access plate using just the tank sealant as my gasket (i.e.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By precession
Wow, what a great set of replies, even including...

Wow, what a great set of replies, even including beautiful pictures no less. My thanks to all who took the time to reply, this really helps. (Glad I sent Doug my yearly contrib too - paid off in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By precession
Electrical Sender Grounding and Fuel Tank Sealing question

Apologies in advance if this is a dumb question or making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'm not the original builder, but I do have the plans/drawings for the RV-4, and in addition to having read...
Forum: RV-4 04-08-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,007
Posted By precession
Oh yeah, great looking paint scheme and aircraft....

Oh yeah, great looking paint scheme and aircraft. Love the look of the short-gear -4s. That bird looks like she is ready to take to the skies - for some high speed cruising. Congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,879
Posted By precession
This is a long (but enjoyable) thread, so I’m not...

This is a long (but enjoyable) thread, so I’m not sure if it was mentioned, but I found the M20F stall speed listed at 54 kts (62 mph), whereas an 0320-equipped RV-9 is listed at 50 mph (at gross). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By precession
If you build it, they [and we] will come. :)

If you build it, they [and we] will come. :)
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,904
Posted By precession
Impressive, amazing accomplishments, congrats &...

Impressive, amazing accomplishments, congrats & hats off.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By precession
Glad you posted this. This helped me avoid...

Glad you posted this. This helped me avoid making the same mistake when installing a new sender.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,359
Posted By precession
Can't really blame you, Vlad. With all the scary...

Can't really blame you, Vlad. With all the scary water and mountain crossings on this trip, a man can't be faulted for finding a way to cut the tension once in a while.

Wait, you're talking your...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,359
Posted By precession
Amazing scenery, photographs and adventure. ...

Amazing scenery, photographs and adventure. Still loving this trip, keep them coming Vlad! Thanks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,359
Posted By precession
Good idea. Doing the same.

Good idea. Doing the same.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,359
Posted By precession
Wow, touchdown on Russian soil! Very courageous...

Wow, touchdown on Russian soil! Very courageous water crossing. This trip is officially a major success. Congratulations! Everything else will be gravy. I'm looking forward to the gravy though.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,657
Posted By precession
I missed this trip report when posted a year ago...

I missed this trip report when posted a year ago - glad you commented now so I saw it. Great report, Vlad.

Sibirsky, let us know what model RV you bought; that -9 of Vlad's is some traveling...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-01-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,359
Posted By precession
Man, this is a good one! All the best wishes on...

Man, this is a good one!

All the best wishes on this trip.
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,840
Posted By precession
Your chances of finding an RV-4 with dual...

Your chances of finding an RV-4 with dual controls plus an instructor able & willing to give instruction in it to finish your PPL would be nil, which is why I asked.

However, if you’re talking...
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,840
Posted By precession
Just checking: are you talking about purchasing...

Just checking: are you talking about purchasing one in which to try to finish your training for a private pilot license, or are you thinking of buying one for use after you get the PPL?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,827
Posted By precession
Glad to see realism and compassion. Sorry to be...

Glad to see realism and compassion. Sorry to be a downer, but dogs' hearing is a lot more acute and sensitive than humans' hearing, so what sounds loud to humans will be even louder to dogs. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,235
Posted By precession
Amazing story and amazing accomplishments. Am...

Amazing story and amazing accomplishments.

Am surprised to read the low entry speeds, especially

"Loop - 100-140 mph" and
"Hammerhead - 100-140 mph".

Looks like in addition to being very light...
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,253
Posted By precession
Animated RV-4 video

RV-4 fans, if you haven't seen it, someone (not me) created a pretty cool animated video featuring some sharp and realistic-looking RV-4s. I got a kick out of it, thought some of you might too:

...
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,831
Posted By precession
I concur with those who say the most important...

I concur with those who say the most important thing for successful wheel landings (2 point) is touching down tail low. The tail low is necessary to arrest your sink. Then stick forward on touch...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-24-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By precession
Good one. (On the barrel rolls, looked like you...

Good one. (On the barrel rolls, looked like you might have gotten less G, and less nose down, during the completion phase if you had allowed the nose to rise a little higher during the first part.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By precession
Spin Test Results

Hey guys, as a follow up to the above, just wanted to report that I got my -4 back in action and had a chance this afternoon to see how it responds to the Finagin and Beggs/Muller spin recovery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By precession
Very nice video. My -4 is down for exhaust...

Very nice video. My -4 is down for exhaust system repairs, otherwise I would already have tested the Beggs-Mueller and Finagin recovery methods and reported (albeit without video, which I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By precession
Point taken. As I understand it, and as I think...

Point taken. As I understand it, and as I think you are pointing out, jrs14855's original point wasn't really about comparing altitude loss amongst the various techniques, but rather to simply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By precession
Great idea, sounds like a job, ideally, for...

Great idea, sounds like a job, ideally, for someone with a video recorder on helmet/headset cam, documenting the altitude loss in the RV for each the three recovery methods -- PARE, Mueller/Beggs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By precession
Great responses all around, thank you!

I've been trying to hold off replying just because the responses have been so good I didn't want to do anything to put the brakes on the thread.

Having done a lot of reading on this forum and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By precession
Exiting Spins on Heading & Pitch in an RV

Tried posting this a few weeks ago, and for some reason it came out as a double post, which I tried to edit out. Trying again:

This is a question for you competition aerobatics guys. Exiting spins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By precession
Emerging from spins on heading

Deleted due to inadvertent double post. Please see other post with same heading. Mods, can you delete this one?
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 293,643
Posted By precession
Looks very nice. How about a shot of the panel?

Looks very nice. How about a shot of the panel?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 119,064
Posted By precession
"extreme aerial tourism" -- great description of...

"extreme aerial tourism" -- great description of this entire thread.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-02-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 138,452
Posted By precession
Thanks, I'm really enjoying this tour of the real...

Thanks, I'm really enjoying this tour of the real US of A. (As opposed to the fake versions often depicted by Hollywood or slanted news stories.) I was privileged to taxi by the Descending Dove when...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 119,064
Posted By precession
Amazing

Polishing off almost the entire rim of Alaska in only a couple of days?? In a little RV-9A aircraft? Who knew it was so easy? Just kidding, what a daring, inspirational adventure, a wild run. ...
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,951
Posted By precession
I used to get fuel smell and it was from leaking...

I used to get fuel smell and it was from leaking around the seals where the fuel sender plates are screwed onto the tanks at the wing roots. Took plates off, got rid of old gaskets (think they may...
Forum: RV-4 04-20-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,018
Posted By precession
Wheel landings are done tail-low

There is nothing wrong with having in a bit of power to slow your descent rate in an RV-4 -- particularly with full flaps, which are like barn doors -- but don't make the mistake of thinking that...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,018
Posted By precession
Successive Stalls

I'd like to throw in my two cents after 16 years flying the -4, especially because you struck a chord in the memory banks with "it feels like I'm going to fall out of the sky when I get slow on final...
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,922
Posted By precession
My favorite was my Bernie Warnke 70x74, which,...

My favorite was my Bernie Warnke 70x74, which, assuming my ASI and tach were somewhat accurate, yielded top speeds in the 200 mph range at 2850 WOT with my 0320. Even if my gauges weren't totally...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By precession
Beautiful aircraft, beautiful photographs, thanks...

Beautiful aircraft, beautiful photographs, thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By precession
Bearhawk?

How about a Bearhawk? Saw the Bearhawk Patrol at the AOPA Frederick Flyin last weekend and thought it looked great. Performance specs look great too, though I've never flown in one. Would very...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,032
Posted By precession
Make that 4 burrs

Make that 4 burrs, and I don't even own a saddle. Imagine how a burr feels when there's no saddle between you and the burr. And b/t/w, this practice has also been the raspberry seed in my wisdom...
Forum: RV-4 05-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,259
Posted By precession
Hans, Great story, I'm sure glad I didn't miss...

Hans,

Great story, I'm sure glad I didn't miss this one. Your friend Harold sounds like the real life example of that industrious, hard-working, salt of the earth American of "the greatest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By precession
Congrats on the purchase, and glad it worked out...

Congrats on the purchase, and glad it worked out for you. An example of one way to do a deal.

Flew out of state to close a deal, flew your new aircraft home, and still got around to posting about...
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