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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 75,405
Posted By Ironflight
Itís all pop riveted - the kit only comes as a...

Itís all pop riveted - the kit only comes as a quick build, so thereís non option to solid rivet anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 75,405
Posted By Ironflight
Fifth?

Well since our second and third airplanes are RVís, and the fourth is the ďlumbering beastĒ (Tundra), I needed something unique for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Ironflight
One little trick you can try with a carbed engine...

One little trick you can try with a carbed engine to smooth things out when LOP is to bring the throttle back ever so slightly from wide open. The theory is that this tips the throttle plate enough...
Forum: RV-3 05-16-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Ironflight
And people think that Van should engineer,...

And people think that Van should engineer, produce, and sel pre-punched RV-3 kits! Fact is, the used fleet that is out there doesn’t have that high of a demand, and you can lay down your money and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,631
Posted By Ironflight
You might not have been there at the same time I...

You might not have been there at the same time I was Bryan, so we might have seen and heard different things but I informally debriefed lots of pilots during the week about the Sunday traffic, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Ironflight
Our personal rule of thumb in flying around here...

Our personal rule of thumb in flying around here (Tahoe and western Nevada) is that if you’re just going for fun, be home by 1100, cause it gets bumpy and gusty after that. If you’re traveling and...
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By Ironflight
Interestingly enough, I got curious about...

Interestingly enough, I got curious about FlightAware, brought up the App, and typed in the tail number of my little jet (N958PD). I havenít talked to anyone, nor filed a flight plan on it, yet quite...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got a neighbor who will be flying out to...

We’ve got a neighbor who will be flying out to Oshkosh with Louise this year, and is looking for a place to stay - if you can PM me your contact info, I’ll pass it on to him.

Paul
Forum: Safety 05-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,182
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got a Micro-Softie that was custom-tailored...

We’ve got a Micro-Softie that was custom-tailored for our RV-3, with sheepskin to match the cushion that it replaces when we wear it. I dont wear it that often, but when I do, I don;t really notice...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Ironflight
Definitely move the Spot! We were flying out...

Definitely move the Spot! We were flying out Tundra from home to the Idaho back country last year (about a four hour trip in that slow boat), and noticed the Dynon GPS dropping out on a regular,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Ironflight
Check Aircraft Spruce for...

Check Aircraft Spruce for this:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/ats1246.php?clickkey=980347

I think that’s what you’re looking for. Cleveland Brake Bleeder Adapter.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-03-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Ironflight
If you find one, let me know...I have looked for...

If you find one, let me know...I have looked for the six years I’ve been outside of Carson City, and haven’t found one. We’ve got two Walmarts, two Home Depot’s, and Lowes here in the Capitol....but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By Ironflight
This gets discussed quite often - search for...

This gets discussed quite often - search for “Bikes” or “Bike” or “Bicycle” and I bet you get enough reading for a couple of evenings....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Ironflight
FS: Andair Duplex Fuel Valve

Cleaning up the workbench after the latest build, and finding parts here and there....

I've got a working-when-removed Duplex Andair fuel valve Part #FS25-20-D2-6F (best I can recon) that came out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Ironflight
Bingo! Thatís exactly how I do it. Frankly, I...

Bingo! Thatís exactly how I do it. Frankly, I care not if there is a period after my middle initial or not.....but the FAA does, so I do the dataplate and AW certificate passed on whatever comes back...
Forum: Midwest 04-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Ironflight
Vic Syracuse is an outstanding choice for...

Vic Syracuse is an outstanding choice for pre-buys, and not just on “modern” RV’s - he goes way back to the early days of the RV-4. He really knows what to look for. You can find him here on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By Ironflight
Youíre right Carl which may be why it is no...

Youíre right Carl which may be why it is no longer the Ops Lims - that would be redundant, and thereís no need, since it is already required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By Ironflight
RV’s are easy guys - I’m trying to figure out the...

RV’s are easy guys - I’m trying to figure out the call sign for the new little Subsonex.

“Subsonex 958PD”? Nah...there are only ten flying - no one knows what they are!

“Experimental 958PD”? COudl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By Ironflight
I just looked through the Ops Lims that were...

I just looked through the Ops Lims that were issued to me about a month and a half ago for my latest airplane, and it appears that the requirement to notify a Tower of the experimental nature of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got a Horton and a one-piece Schweitzer -...

We’ve got a Horton and a one-piece Schweitzer - satisfied with them both. I also like our neighbors Higher Power. I think any of the name brands have happy followings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Ironflight
I’ll see if I can get by in the next week Mike -...

I’ll see if I can get by in the next week Mike - headed home from a few days in Oshkosh right now, but won’t pass through south Reno until after midnight....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-21-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Ironflight
Last year, I finally gave in to the fact that...

Last year, I finally gave in to the fact that sixty years of sleeping on bad ground on a wide variety of pads just wasn’t that fun any more, and found the Helinox Lite cot at REI that weighs less...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ironflight
If your biggest indicator of a problem is...

If your biggest indicator of a problem is alternator whine in your headset, then your problem might have nothing to do with engine grounding, but rather with grounding at your headset jacks. Remember...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By Ironflight
Glad I could help, and glad you gave me an excuse...

Glad I could help, and glad you gave me an excuse for a beautiful flight in the Owens Valley....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Ironflight
Click Bond - based in Carson City, NV

Click Bond - based in Carson City, NV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,432
Posted By Ironflight
Ouch Scott - just ouch!! Partnerships and...

Ouch Scott - just ouch!!

Partnerships and insurance are something we have a little experince with - fortunately, we had no accidents, but essentially, it helped drive our partner out of the...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,357
Posted By Ironflight
Then what is the other person doing there?

Then what is the other person doing there?
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,357
Posted By Ironflight
Itís a beneficial program!

I used it on our Tundra program in order to get our inexperienced partner involved in the flight testing of the airplane he did so much work on. It was educational for him, no doubt!

I am not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ironflight
Youíre right about all that Scott - my intent was...

Youíre right about all that Scott - my intent was to point it that with BasicMed, it doesnít make any difference if. You keep an airplane within the LSA parameters or not - heck I can fly my jet on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve had the chance to fly quite a few Rotax...

I’ve had the chance to fly quite a few Rotax powered LSA-class airplanes in the past few years, and Vern in the low and slow regime, I prefer a light CS prop over a fixed pitch, if for no other...
Forum: RV-3 04-10-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,051
Posted By Ironflight
If its any consolation, I enlisted Ken Kruegerís...

If its any consolation, I enlisted Ken Kruegerís design brain when we were building Tsam to see if we could figure out an F-16 style...no structure there to support it. So we settled on the (sorta) ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Ironflight
The easiest thing to do to get a correct answer...

The easiest thing to do to get a correct answer is to email the Van’s guys - they can tell you exactly. Anything you get here will be second hand (unless a Van’s guy answers). Email is easy to do any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,309
Posted By Ironflight
The taxiways at Reno Stead will swallow your...

The taxiways at Reno Stead will swallow your tailwheel whole, and not even spit out the hub for re-use.... ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,155
Posted By Ironflight
I’m glad that this has generated discussion -...

I’m glad that this has generated discussion - that was the intended purpose!

I have gotten numerous letters on the topic, on both sides of the possible interpretation, both from builders/owners and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ironflight
Careful - when it happened to me, heat made it...

Careful - when it happened to me, heat made it worse, and while it operated on teh ground, it froze up on me in flight, and we couldnít do an idle/cutoff shutdown at the end of the flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Ironflight
AvWeb and Kitplanes are owned by the same company...

AvWeb and Kitplanes are owned by the same company (Belvoir Publications), so I work pretty closely with them, and yes - they have been having some huge web site issues following a DNS attack. They’re...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ironflight
Thatís what I did on the -8, and after adding...

Thatís what I did on the -8, and after adding heat protection, the cables have gone 1500 hours....

I used different cables on the -3, but modifying the -8 would have been painful after its was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ironflight
Ed - just a recommendation based on my own...

Ed - just a recommendation based on my own experience - they get really bad quick - if it’s taking two hands to get it “off”, then ground the airplane now until the cable is fixed - you might only...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By Ironflight
You can ask P-Mag directly, and I bet theyíll...

You can ask P-Mag directly, and I bet theyíll tell you straight up. Iíve operated enough digital flying machines in my life that I have experince with little digital ghosts that are usually related...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry Carl - that is in direct conflict with the...

Sorry Carl - that is in direct conflict with the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the P-Mag. You are correct that if the ground strap fails, the current will find whatever path necessary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,507
Posted By Ironflight
And THIS is the place they pick for an aerobatic...

And THIS is the place they pick for an aerobatic championship ?!?! The aerobatics will be just getting off and on the deck!

Wow! ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-31-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Ironflight
Correct - Emagair consistently tells everyone to...

Correct - Emagair consistently tells everyone to ground the P-Mag to the engine case itself!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Ironflight
I flew the BD-4 for a Kitplanes review a couple...

I flew the BD-4 for a Kitplanes review a couple of years ago - if you’re a subscriber, you can find the review online pretty easily. I agree that it is really a classic “four seater” - that’s two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Ironflight
So much nice than the ones I hacked out of some...

So much nice than the ones I hacked out of some old sheet metal I found behind the workbench Axel...nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Ironflight
I recently used Microsoft Paint to play with...

I recently used Microsoft Paint to play with ideas on a project - at least to get good enough ideas to guide my eventual choice of designer/painter (John Stahr) in the direction I wanted to go. I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 111,876
Posted By Ironflight
You just described a Panther - theyíve sold quite...

You just described a Panther - theyíve sold quite a few kits! Nice airplane....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 72,625
Posted By Ironflight
As many have written here many times, the “high”...

As many have written here many times, the “high” EGT doesn’t mean anything, other than that your probe is drilled a little closer to the exhaust flange than you might like. Absolute value of a single...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,329
Posted By Ironflight
I keep thinking timing as others have...

I keep thinking timing as others have mentioned.

I had an O-320-E2D on my Yankee years ago, and for some reason, the flywheel was not keyed - you could put it on any way you wanted. Sure enough, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, this is wrong. An ELSA RV-12 is a...

Actually, this is wrong. An ELSA RV-12 is a special case of experimental, different from the RV-14 that you built and certificates as an E-AB (Experiemntal, Amateur Built). The ELSA is an exact copy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By Ironflight
Just so the intent of this thread isn’t lost...

Just so the intent of this thread isn’t lost guys, he’s not talking about aligning anything with the laser - he’s talking about locating holes when you can’t see through the fiberglass. The technique...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By Ironflight
As far as I know, there was one bailout of an...

As far as I know, there was one bailout of an RV-8 to escape in inflight fire - but the pilot didnít have a chute, so even though he got out, Iíd have a hard time classifying it as a ďsuccessĒ.
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,706
Posted By Ironflight
Louise and I fly over a lot of lunar-like terrain...

Louise and I fly over a lot of lunar-like terrain out in Nevada, and while you can see a long ways from teh air, it is sobering to think just how long the walk might be after a safe landing on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By Ironflight
To Many Airplanes...Not Enough Time....

Life is full of opportunities, and we have to choose among them. I fly Acro all the time - and have for most of my forty five (plus) years as a pilot. I am one of those folks that, when I pick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,159
Posted By Ironflight
Brian, you don't even want to know what shipping...

Brian, you don't even want to know what shipping the Subsonex QB kit cost from Wisconsin to Nevada!

On the other hand the best deal for one or two nuts, bolts or AN fittings (and other little stuff)...
Forum: RV-3 03-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, the W&B is not PART of the ops Lims,...

Actually, the W&B is not PART of the ops Lims, and while they both should be in the airplane, they can easily become separated. Just want to make sure that we dont spread bad info.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ironflight
Clever! I like the capability! The old “Heavy...

Clever! I like the capability!

The old “Heavy Glider” used to have electric seats, and you used a different position for, uh “take-off” than you did for landing. So if you had to abort and go back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ironflight
One, of course, needs to be a jet....;)

One, of course, needs to be a jet....;)
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Ironflight
Dave - As you know our RV-3 has been flying with...

Dave - As you know our RV-3 has been flying with a 151(H) since it was new, and it is one of the biggest contributors to the incredible performance of the airplane - both in climb and top speed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,054
Posted By Ironflight
Ya’ know, it is extremely fashionable to bash...

Ya’ know, it is extremely fashionable to bash “the huge coorporate giants” of any industry...but wait, Van’s is so much bigger than all the rest of the kit companies that they are our Boeing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,491
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - hope I can find something to fly while Iím...

Yup - hope I can find something to fly while Iím there!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,720
Posted By Ironflight
In the Subsonex, we used a heated seat - and I...

In the Subsonex, we used a heated seat - and I have a heated vest (with its own battery) for core heat. But I am not living in Canadian latitudes!

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Ironflight
Build me one for the Tundra - 2550 GW and about...

Build me one for the Tundra - 2550 GW and about 250 lbs on the Scott tailwheel. We’ll test it to destruction!

I’d do it, but am to busy starting taxi testing on the noisy project.... :)

Paul
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