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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,718
Posted By n5lp
Etiquette

As I was preparing to put my airplane back in the hangar after a flight I was approached by an out-of-town RV owner. Good, I rarely see any fellow pilots at my airport, much less an RV owner. After...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,479
Posted By n5lp
Safety?

I wouldn't look at tread wear as a safety issue as much as a convenience (possibly) issue. I have landed on a completely flat tire as have many others. My experience seems to be typical in that there...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By n5lp
Eustace Bowhay

I think Eustace was the first. I'm sad there are so many who don't know about this key person in the RV community.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,591
Posted By n5lp
No, the only thing you have to do every 2 years...

No, the only thing you have to do every 2 years is the online quiz. The physical exam is every 4 years and that is a huge plus for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 47,673
Posted By n5lp
Wow! You don't send anything to FAA and neither...

Wow!

You don't send anything to FAA and neither does the physician. You are required to put the physician's checklist and the completion certificate with your log book, whatever that means. These...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 47,673
Posted By n5lp
Done

I have not been paying real close attention until this weekend. My third class medical expired yesterday and so I started looking in to the requirements.

I read the information and took the online...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,898
Posted By n5lp
I haven't flown a Pitts but I know Curtis would...

I haven't flown a Pitts but I know Curtis would object to your characterisation. They way I remember his quote, he would look mystified and say "I have never seen a twitchy airplane but I have seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,823
Posted By n5lp
There is an option in the setup menu to display...

There is an option in the setup menu to display private strips. They then show at higher zoom levels.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-25-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,800
Posted By n5lp
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0RKymRFlDT8/V0W...

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,733
Posted By n5lp
I have read this several times and don't...

I have read this several times and don't understand what the question is?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-21-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By n5lp
It wouldn't have occurred to me to look for a...

It wouldn't have occurred to me to look for a published arm. I think that is for reasons other than not following the plans. For instance, my airplane was supplied with a tailwheel spring that was...
Forum: Propellers 03-19-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 28,443
Posted By n5lp
Boy do I ever feel the fool. The enjoyment of the...

Boy do I ever feel the fool. The enjoyment of the last 17 years of flying an elegantly simple and efficient design was just an illusion.

Maybe with a heavier, more expensive and more complicated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,296
Posted By n5lp
Last Mythbusters

It was sort of like the local newspaper. Things seems pretty honky dory until you something about the particular story. When that is the case it wasn't always so pretty. Even so, I watched it,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-29-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,739
Posted By n5lp
Among RVs, the tailwheel models have tailwheel...

Among RVs, the tailwheel models have tailwheel steering but many large multi-engine tailwheel airplanes do not and it can be difficult to taxi on one engine. Kevin's story reminded me of watching a...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,272
Posted By n5lp
I got an offer to purchase the Garmin 496 that I...

I got an offer to purchase the Garmin 496 that I removed and I thought about that. I'm glad I didn't do it.

I have increasingly realized that I have been frustrated with using Foreflight on small...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-09-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,051
Posted By n5lp
RV Builder-WWII Vet (Part II)

Nearing Bohlen, flak from German anti-aircraft guns began reaching for the Americans. Tommy had been told that if you saw flak, you were probably okay. However if you could hear it, you had better...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-09-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,051
Posted By n5lp
RV Builder-WWII Vet (Part I)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hq9O_0rNiyQ/VrqDXoUPEBI/AAAAAAAACw0/J3eR7jMTBek/s534-Ic42/Machinegun.jpg

A TRIBUTE TO A QUIET MAN By Todd Blomerth


He is 91 years old now. When he speaks about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,182
Posted By n5lp
Ray Sage

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Mannie Sage Bemis photo

I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,304
Posted By n5lp
Black Jack

One of the prettiest and most memorable RVs I have ever seen was Jim Cash's Black Jack. He flew it into an early LOE gathering and I was pretty stunned. I took lots of photos which are now lost. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 109,573
Posted By n5lp
Very common here, but not so everywhere

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 109,573
Posted By n5lp
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iVRh1o9Mxn8/VqL...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iVRh1o9Mxn8/VqLYmJMcbuI/AAAAAAAACvM/UvlBJoqC-LA/s627-Ic42/GoogleEarth_Image.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 109,573
Posted By n5lp
It is in the general area of the clock. The top...

It is in the general area of the clock. The top of the clock is about a mile away and 2,000 feet higher, across a canyon. I'm guessing it may be associated with the 10,000 year clock in some way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 109,573
Posted By n5lp
I tend to over post and have probably talked...

I tend to over post and have probably talked about this place before. It is an artsy-fartsy deal. I usually think first about the upper right (east) building. Steel and rust and oil and broken glass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 109,573
Posted By n5lp
Quirky indeed

Culberson County, Texas is sneaky interesting and I have had many adventures there. Several years ago an ag pilot came in the office. I did not know him. He asked if I was the guy who takes pictures....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-09-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,659
Posted By n5lp
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i3WiRiwlrIY/VpH...

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2005 LOE Fly-In


You meet just a few people in your life who are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,022
Posted By n5lp
I guess I don't worry enough. Mine has always...

I guess I don't worry enough. Mine has always done this and I just figured it was natural that when the bearing lubricant gets cold the viscosity increases.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,028
Posted By n5lp
I have experience in a fairly small number of RVs...

I have experience in a fairly small number of RVs but have found that for handling delight, weight is everything. My metal fixed pitch prop RV-6 (1056 empty weight) handles very nicely but not nearly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,600
Posted By n5lp
Nigel's great flight seems to be aimed at...

Nigel's great flight seems to be aimed at determining what the aircraft is capable of with no atmospheric help, but when it comes to records I always wonder why pilots don't take advantage of free...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,600
Posted By n5lp
Thanks for the report on a very nice flight....

Thanks for the report on a very nice flight. Don't feel bad about the 38 knots. I made a flight in a Schweizer 1-26 at FL300 where my ground speed was in the range of + or - 20 knots. It was cold for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,252
Posted By n5lp
My experience is the same as Paul Dye's. No issue...

My experience is the same as Paul Dye's. No issue at all landing with a flat. Taxiing, now that is a different story.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99878&highlight=flat
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-24-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,078
Posted By n5lp
I'm not sure what this refers to. Color? All I...

I'm not sure what this refers to. Color? All I remember is that the purple paint is "FedEx Purple"



I would hope so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,078
Posted By n5lp
It can be rewarding

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Kelly Holladay photo

I have a friend in a nearby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,058
Posted By n5lp
I responded

I got just such a call and I did call back. I knew what the issue was as I had previously been asked to call ABQ Center about the complaint and was confident that I had not violated any FARs. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By n5lp
And Jessica Cox is exactly the kind of woman who...

And Jessica Cox is exactly the kind of woman who would never park in a handicapped spot for an auto or an airplane. If I am wrong about that I am no judge of people at all.

On the other hand, my...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-27-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,084
Posted By n5lp
"The engine is a 380 CID stroker parallel valve...

"The engine is a 380 CID stroker parallel valve engine with 10:1 and dual P-Mags and fuel injection."
Forum: Flight Testing 10-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,084
Posted By n5lp
?

198 knots at 10.5 GPH. Doesn't jibe with experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By n5lp
I went to a local trophy shop and what they come...

I went to a local trophy shop and what they come up with wasn't acceptable. They couldn't seem to deal with the hard metal. I got a piece of stainless steel and a Dremel tool and just freehanded it....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,321
Posted By n5lp
It has been very warm in New Mexico and the color...

It has been very warm in New Mexico and the color change is just barely starting. This is Sierra Blanca at just under 12,000 feet...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,545
Posted By n5lp
In the past I have looked for any FARs that...

In the past I have looked for any FARs that prohibit operation on a closed runway. I have not found any such regulation. Now the airport management or owners may not take kindly to it.

Of course...
Forum: RV-4 08-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,646
Posted By n5lp
Tsam has one seat, but if I remember correctly...

Tsam has one seat, but if I remember correctly the propeller was originally installed on an RV-4. I'm pretty sure that propeller was equally effective on both airframes.
Forum: Photography 08-16-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,830
Posted By n5lp
Experiments with simple remote control photos

Many people have done clever camera mount systems on the the tail or under the wing or fuselage. That is great but I'm not that ambitious.

There are several cameras capable of being wirelessly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,798
Posted By n5lp
The Carbon Cub SS engine is the Titan 340CC...

The Carbon Cub SS engine is the Titan 340CC manufactured by ECI. The same basic engine seems to be used on the Legend Aircraft Super Legend HP. I believe the engine limitations are from ECI but would...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,810
Posted By n5lp
A bicycle hand pump with built in gauge is very...

A bicycle hand pump with built in gauge is very convenient. It just takes a few strokes to top a tire off. I used to use them to change tires and it is a little tiring to fill a tire up from empty...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,181
Posted By n5lp
I had to adapt the cowl on my RV-6 after this...

I had to adapt the cowl on my RV-6 after this damage showed up following positive g loads of up to 6. I fabricated a bubble to accommodate the pulley. With the black painted cowl the bubble is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,338
Posted By n5lp
Also very happy with Scott for over 15 years.

Also very happy with Scott for over 15 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,313
Posted By n5lp
It doesn't bother me very much, but I am kind of...

It doesn't bother me very much, but I am kind of mystified by the streaks. Lately I am on a streak of thumping it in with my customary 3 pointers in the RV-6. It is a matter of being a few inches off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,534
Posted By n5lp
I'm pretty comfortable with it and have done it...

I'm pretty comfortable with it and have done it routinely with my RV-6 2 blade while waiting for a new starter. I would not try it with a 3 blade. I have also routinely done it with a flying club...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,105
Posted By n5lp
That is very very nice. Even though the airplane...

That is very very nice. Even though the airplane and kit is much different than my own ancient RV-6, this gives a great idea of what an amateur build is like and I related well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,491
Posted By n5lp
Wow what a great representation of what it can be...

Wow what a great representation of what it can be like. I had to share this on my FB page.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-05-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By n5lp
I think this thread was closed by accident.

I think this thread was closed by accident.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,426
Posted By n5lp
Joe, this is a don't overthink it type of deal....

Joe, this is a don't overthink it type of deal. It is good for the magnetometer to be around level on average. Airplane designers would be expected to want the fuselage to be around level in cruise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,849
Posted By n5lp
I have never flown in an 8A but there is nothing...

I have never flown in an 8A but there is nothing the slightest bit hard about getting into and out of the back seat of an 8. Significantly easier than my own RV-6 or 6As I have flown in.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,426
Posted By n5lp
Is it possible they asked for the angle of...

Is it possible they asked for the angle of incidence? Angle of attack is not a constant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,688
Posted By n5lp
I flew a Piper Pacer over to my RV-6 checkout at...

I flew a Piper Pacer over to my RV-6 checkout at Fort Worth. My total checkout time in the 6 was 1.0 with Mike Seager and I realized that my RV-6 was going to be no problem to fly. It wasn't.

I miss...
Forum: Safety 05-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,068
Posted By n5lp
Hawk

I don't think I can impart any new wisdom but the experience made an impression on me.

In my area we have many turkey vultures and I am alert for them. I find they are almost always at around 500 ft...
Forum: GPS 05-23-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,272
Posted By n5lp
Data SIMs...

Data SIMs (http://goredpocket.com/plans#mobile-internet)
Forum: GPS 05-20-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,272
Posted By n5lp
iPad Micro

I am one of those guys that tends to like the Apple stuff but it has never worked out that well for me in the cockpit. The iPad is way too big as is the iPad Mini and the iPhone is way too small. I...
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,495
Posted By n5lp
I also have a 180 and mine has a FP. I have kept...

I also have a 180 and mine has a FP. I have kept fuel burn figures for the life of my airplane, which is over 15 years. The overall fuel consumption has been 8.3 GPH, much of that at 165 knot or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,183
Posted By n5lp
They offend me for use as a power connector. They...

They offend me for use as a power connector. They were designed as a receptacle for a cigar lighter.

They are way too big and the spring action is trying to disconnect rather than retain the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,322
Posted By n5lp
When I flew with Mike Seager in the "Old Blue"...

When I flew with Mike Seager in the "Old Blue" RV-6 the idle was set so low that the engine wouldn't run with the throttle all the way back at taxi speed. I'm sure he did that to make the airplane...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,685
Posted By n5lp
Amazon Ranch

How would you like to own hundreds of square miles of West Texas ranch land and have the money to do pretty much whatever you like on that land? Some of Jeff Bezos' projects do seem fun.

One is The...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-27-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,135
Posted By n5lp
Nice airplane. It's not pink, it's coral.

Nice airplane. It's not pink, it's coral.
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