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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By sailvi767
Did you put a load on the battery for a minute or...

Did you put a load on the battery for a minute or so prior to cranking to warm it up? Keep in mind that regardless of the battery a cold engine is harder to turn over.
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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By sailvi767
There is a strong possibility the GPS failed...

There is a strong possibility the GPS failed completely causing the aircraft to downgrade to INS causing the magenta line to jump to the INS position. This used to be a common occurrence on the 767...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-17-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By sailvi767
I sent you a PM. I should know in a week if my...

I sent you a PM. I should know in a week if my engine will be available.
George
Forum: Rocket 01-16-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,732
Posted By sailvi767
I did not realize the efis shot was included. It...

I did not realize the efis shot was included. It is as posted not from the incident aircraft. I would be very interested if the incident aircraft has the ability to retrieve the info on the state of...
Forum: Rocket 01-16-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,732
Posted By sailvi767
F1 Tail Damage

https://www.flickr.com/gp/25022684@N08/r3wpF4

I understand a F1 Rocket recently suffered a structural failure in GA. Pilot was able to land safely. Does anyone have details? I would be very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By sailvi767
Oregon Aero Ear Cushions

Has anyone tried the OA headset cushions on the Bose A20. They are a bit pricey but seem like they might be a nice option for hearing aid users. Any Pireps appreciated!
George
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,436
Posted By sailvi767
The Canadian aircraft probably fluttered at 269...

The Canadian aircraft probably fluttered at 269 MPH. The recent poster claims 20% over VNE or 276 MPH.
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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,436
Posted By sailvi767
It worked this time. Next time with slightly...

It worked this time. Next time with slightly different conditions, a bit of turbulence, temp change ect.. we might be reading about your flight on the news.
As a addition to a ancient thread you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By sailvi767
Get the quotes and present them to the driver of...

Get the quotes and present them to the driver of the vehicle with a request for payment. Let him decide if he wants to involve his insurance company. If no payment sue in small claims if the amount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By sailvi767
Ron was a big factor in my decision to purchase a...

Ron was a big factor in my decision to purchase a RV6 in part by giving me my first RV ride and more importantly introducing me to the RV community and the amazing amount of support thatís out there...
Forum: Rocket 01-08-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By sailvi767
I would love to put a 550 on the aircraft. Sadly...

I would love to put a 550 on the aircraft. Sadly after upgrading the panel my budget is a bit depleted! I am being told that the Raven CAI unit combined with a exhaust from Aircraft Custom Exhaust...
Forum: Rocket 01-07-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By sailvi767
F1 Rocket Cold Air Induction

I am considering swapping engines to one with a Barrett CAI. I understand it wonít fit the Rocket Cowl. I have the standard cowl with Winings mod to the lower cowl and 3 inch round intake. I am told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By sailvi767
There have been discussions about the zip tips...

There have been discussions about the zip tips increasing roll forces. I am interested in the tips but want to see a few pireps before placing a order. It would also be interesting to see if they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By sailvi767
Ah, I misunderstood that you were referring to...

Ah, I misunderstood that you were referring to the panel to remotely set the baro and bugs. Love that panel so far on my aircraft. Not so much in love with the Dynon radio but we are at least talking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By sailvi767
I am curious why you want to install two control...

I am curious why you want to install two control heads? I would go with just the advanced model.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By sailvi767
I am curios why you want to install two control...

I am curios why you want to install two control heads? I would go with just the advanced model.
G
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By sailvi767
Since this is a discussion about trim safety I...

Since this is a discussion about trim safety I thought I would copy the Dynon HDX features. It provides what I feel is a reasonable level of protection.

ē When the trim controller is connected to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By sailvi767
I should have stated this is a F1 Rocket. 195...

I should have stated this is a F1 Rocket. 195 True is not fast for a F1. 203 to 205 was much better! I want the speed back!
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By sailvi767
I agree but the aircraft seems to need more...

I agree but the aircraft seems to need more aileron trim and not quite as happy trim wise. In addition a ball type ADSB antenna was added on the belly plus two GPS antennas just ahead of the canopy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By sailvi767
I pushed it up to get above 300 mph. The strange...

I pushed it up to get above 300 mph. The strange thing is we just installed the new panel. The Dynon pitot tube is massive and seems to have slowed the aircraft about 8 knots and is affecting trim....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By sailvi767
http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/25022684@N08/...

http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/25022684@N08/shares/992LB6New Rocket panel.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By sailvi767
300 MPH club!

Crazy winds today over the SE.
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https://flic.kr/p/2i846dz

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49306575957_d68d0d7730_c.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-30-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By sailvi767
Did you look at the aircraft Ron just advertised...

Did you look at the aircraft Ron just advertised here. Itís a great airframe that was maintained to the highest standard.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,201
Posted By sailvi767
As someone who has been through all the levels of...

As someone who has been through all the levels of hearing loss one of the key things you need to do is realize at some point hearing aids will no longer be effective. You can place glasses on a blind...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,953
Posted By sailvi767
I just went with a single Dynon HDX for my panel...

I just went with a single Dynon HDX for my panel upgrade. For 35 dollars you can add the WiFi and it gives you some options for sending data to a IPad. In my case I am going to use it for the rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,201
Posted By sailvi767
Bob, I would consider seeing if you qualify for a...

Bob, I would consider seeing if you qualify for a cochlear implant. They can be life changing and work very well with headsets. I fly professionally with one and I am totally deaf without it. Feel...
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,062
Posted By sailvi767
The last military aircraft I flew shut off all...

The last military aircraft I flew shut off all emitters with one switch. Several others fighters have the same type system.
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Forum: RV-10 12-19-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By sailvi767
I assume you were adjusting the mixture in...

I assume you were adjusting the mixture in decent. This sounds exactly like a engine leaned for cruise flight would react if no mixture adjustments during decent. Donít ask me how I know!
G
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By sailvi767
You need to sort out what is happening before you...

You need to sort out what is happening before you fly the aircraft again. Are you getting uncommanded trim or is there another control system issue you are correcting with trim? I would want a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By sailvi767
The EarthX battery is not going to explode or...

The EarthX battery is not going to explode or smoke in a few milliseconds. It takes a sustained over voltage situation. Your avionics are a different story but the type battery installed would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By sailvi767
I had a EarthX in my RV6. It was trouble free for...

I had a EarthX in my RV6. It was trouble free for the 3 years I had the battery. I am considering switching in my F1 however it presents some CG issues. That can be handled. Failure modes do concern...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,361
Posted By sailvi767
I purchased a used aircraft and called Dan to...

I purchased a used aircraft and called Dan to discuss some issues. I have not purchased anything from him and was not even sure it was his unit. He took my call, researched the airframe and...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,077
Posted By sailvi767
The NE is going to be a mess today. Hopefully...

The NE is going to be a mess today. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon will be better. The forecasts for today are interesting. Snow, fog, freezing rain, rain, mist and ice pellets! I donít think they...
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,884
Posted By sailvi767
Prop cycling

I read one of John Deakins articles where he recommends not cycling the prop on single engine aircraft during preflight checks. During shutdown most of the oil is pushed out of the hub so he states...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-26-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By sailvi767
With colder winter temps I donít think 20 GPH is...

With colder winter temps I donít think 20 GPH is that unusual if you are at low altitude with the mixture full rich.
G
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-25-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,781
Posted By sailvi767
I am sorry for your loss. It got to be difficult...

I am sorry for your loss. It got to be difficult to deal with. I think given the need for a engine tear down, new prop and airframe damage it might be considered totaled. I would push for that option...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,656
Posted By sailvi767
The tipover canopy gives you a better chance to...

The tipover canopy gives you a better chance to get out than some of the other RVís. I would argue however that if your mission is aerobatics there are better choices in aircraft out there. What I...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,054
Posted By sailvi767
When I was a student in flight training Someone...

When I was a student in flight training Someone decided having the landing light on during the day would reduce bird strikes. The landing light was retractable in the nose. 1 week later we had a bird...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,509
Posted By sailvi767
When I owned my six it was set by the builder at...

When I owned my six it was set by the builder at 1800lbs. I was fine with it because the six probably has more actual flight hours than any other Vans model and as far as I can tell never experienced...
Forum: Propellers 10-27-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,090
Posted By sailvi767
Who cares about the prop! That is a simply...

Who cares about the prop! That is a simply stunning RV3!!!
George
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,303
Posted By sailvi767
I think the OP is set on a symmetrical panel....

I think the OP is set on a symmetrical panel. When we redid the panel on our 6 we started with a symmetrical layout but realized that 95% of our flying would be from the left seat and often solo. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By sailvi767
You’re correct on Scott. I reread the report and...

You’re correct on Scott. I reread the report and he got no help from the controller. That does not change however that the FAA does not want the product used for in close decision making around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By sailvi767
Bobs post is a important point, neither ADSB or...

Bobs post is a important point, neither ADSB or XM weather should ever be used for tactical flight path decisions if you are IFR. Scott Crossfield was among many pilots who lost their lives relying...
Forum: Safety 10-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,641
Posted By sailvi767
One of the hardest decisions for pilots to make...

One of the hardest decisions for pilots to make even in part 121 airline operations is to go around. Everyone should establish a set of criteria that will trigger a automatic go around. If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By sailvi767
I wish I had talent to design things like this!

I wish I had talent to design things like this!
Forum: Rocket 10-21-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By sailvi767
He is also building a F1 rocket using many of...

He is also building a F1 rocket using many of Jimís mods.
Forum: Rocket 10-20-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By sailvi767
I own Jim’s Rocket in N.C. Anyone is welcome to...

I own Jim’s Rocket in N.C. Anyone is welcome to come out and look and even pull panels if needed. I think however all the information is available via the F1 Rocket newsletters and the new F1 web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By sailvi767
I did not know it was easy to reverse the prop...

I did not know it was easy to reverse the prop 180 degrees. The prop was removed for overhaul before I purchased the aircraft. During the dynamic balance I did it was noted the existing weights on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By sailvi767
MTV prop clocking

I posted a while back about a vibration issues I have with a I0540 C4B5 and MTV-9 prop. Everything has been throughly inspected and the prop statically and dynamically balanced. The prop is very...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,945
Posted By sailvi767
There really are low cost ADSB options out there...

There really are low cost ADSB options out there now. Personally I consider ADSB in a huge safety benefit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,627
Posted By sailvi767
I think what is lost in the IAS verses TAS debate...

I think what is lost in the IAS verses TAS debate for setting VNE is every airframe is different. You really have two curves. You have a limit based on dynamic pressure or IAS that is fixed or valid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By sailvi767
Borrow a handheld optical tach and verify the...

Borrow a handheld optical tach and verify the reading before doing anything else.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,119
Posted By sailvi767
Is this production run available for sale? G

Is this production run available for sale?
G
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,062
Posted By sailvi767
Scottís answer is correct. In my experience the...

Scottís answer is correct. In my experience the military never provided a pilots name to the FAA in cases of a suspected violation. This effectively blocked the FAA from any action against a pilot....
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,062
Posted By sailvi767
Most likely not equipped. A substantial portion...

Most likely not equipped. A substantial portion of the military fleet will not meet the deadline. All military aircraft I am aware of have the ability to stop all electronic emissions from the...
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By sailvi767
I recently did much became thing. Sold a six and...

I recently did much became thing. Sold a six and purchased a Rocket. There are several considerations. The first is what kind of Rocket? F1’s and Harmon’s have different gear types and locations....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 44,206
Posted By sailvi767
The problem with letting Darwin sort things out...

The problem with letting Darwin sort things out is that Darwin and attornies are best friends. Once Darwin steps in the attornies are sure to follow and that ultimately has a negative effect on us...
Forum: Rocket 09-16-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By sailvi767
Come over to BQ1 for lunch tomorrow about noon...

Come over to BQ1 for lunch tomorrow about noon and we can have two Rockets there! I am working on my temps also. Test flight to lunch for BBQ!
George
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,609
Posted By sailvi767
I had a somewhat similar situation in a RV6. I...

I had a somewhat similar situation in a RV6. I took out my IPad to use ForeFlight and as I wrote some freqs down I accidentally let it rest on the trim switch running the trim nose up. When the out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,385
Posted By sailvi767
One thing I found interesting when researching my...

One thing I found interesting when researching my first RV purchase was how well the RV6 seems to hold up and the complete lack of any reports of inflight structural failures. They may have been some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,945
Posted By sailvi767
I donít have much experience selling aircraft...

I donít have much experience selling aircraft however I have bought and sold a lot of sports cars as a hobby. I had one car that was perfect. 12,000 miles and not a scratch on it. Book value was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,043
Posted By sailvi767
I am just a few years younger than you and just...

I am just a few years younger than you and just purchased a F1 rocket for my last hurrah. I wanted a RV8 but could not locate a good one at the time. As soon as I closed on the Rocket several eights...
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