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Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 29,486
Posted By ksauce
Playing with the iPad app I discovered the 175...

Playing with the iPad app I discovered the 175 and 375 have a unique (I think) keyboard layout. It isn't the same as the original 650 linear swipe nor the new (on the 650) qwerty layout.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,253
Posted By ksauce
That raises a good point. I wonder if it's primed?

That raises a good point. I wonder if it's primed?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,253
Posted By ksauce
Having a virtual RV professionally built is...

Having a virtual RV professionally built is clearly in violation of the virtual FAA regs governing homebuilt aircraft.

</sarcasm> tag just in case...

This is cool; I'll probably buy it when it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By ksauce
I like the center seat option for the...

I like the center seat option for the side-by-sides. 95% of the time I fly solo. The 5% when I have a passenger I would rather they sit beside me. Point of reference: you can do this with the Sonex...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 133
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 94,397
Posted By ksauce
In the trash

Just a heads up that the Google sheets file is, "in the owner's trash" and won't be available much longer. I made a copy of it just in case.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-11-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,201
Posted By ksauce
I've heard that a few times, and I've thought...

I've heard that a few times, and I've thought about it even though it doesn't apply to the bird I'm presently flying. En route and in the soup I would ask for no-gyro vectors to VFR (that's...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-10-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,201
Posted By ksauce
To get GPS as cheaply as possible is likely to...

To get GPS as cheaply as possible is likely to source an older King (KLN) and a standalone CDI. Jepp still sells the database updates for the KLN series.

A quick read of the GRT info on the SX says...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,232
Posted By ksauce
I saw your thread after I posted. Hopefully a mod...

I saw your thread after I posted. Hopefully a mod can rename this thread to be about the pro build change only. I think legal pro builds warrants its own thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,232
Posted By ksauce
LSA gross increase and pro builds

AOPA (http://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/october/07/big-news-from-aopa-carbondale-fly-in) broke the news that the FAA is looking to increase the gross weight limit of LSA aircraft to 3,600...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By ksauce
The exclamation point means there's a message....

The exclamation point means there's a message. You can bring up the messages using the knob.
Forum: GPS 02-16-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By ksauce
Cool! I canít find that feature in the manual. Is...

Cool! I canít find that feature in the manual. Is it only call outs for 1000 and 200 agl? If my IFR alt is 6000, Iíd love an audio alert if I wander below 5900.

The eventual goal is a 507 but we...
Forum: GPS 02-16-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By ksauce
G5/gtn altitude alert

We are about to undergo an avionics upgrade and add dual G5ís and a gtn 650. Presently, we have a kln 94 and one of the things that I love about it is the ability to set a target altitude and have it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,417
Posted By ksauce
Apologies for the drift, but is this also the...

Apologies for the drift, but is this also the reason the certified G5 can only display Nav info from Nav 1? Weíre about to put two G5s, a 650, and a 255 in our club Tiger and it seems silly to need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By ksauce
Partnership structure

Hi All,

My friend and I are approaching the point of buying an RV together. I've found several articles about setting up flying clubs but there's very little I can find on a partnership, let alone...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,197
Posted By ksauce
I used to own an RV-6A and I'm of the same...

I used to own an RV-6A and I'm of the same dimensions as you. The 6 has about 1" less headroom and I fit fine. I do wear QT Halos as my headset as it saves headroom. For more legroom, you can move...
Forum: Rocket 07-16-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,327
Posted By ksauce
That plane is so sexy it's difficult for me to...

That plane is so sexy it's difficult for me to keep this post G rated.

Just let me say, congratulations on an outstanding looking aircraft. I showed one of the photos to a friend of mine and he...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,425
Posted By ksauce
Rotax hasn't released the 915 yet. Most folks are...

Rotax hasn't released the 915 yet. Most folks are expecting it to cost more than $30k given that the 914 sells for around $28k.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By ksauce
I did my transition training in San Diego with...

I did my transition training in San Diego with Reuven Silberman. He has an RV-7A but we did my training in my 6A. I'm not aware of anyone that has the letter of authorization from the FAA in SoCal to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,845
Posted By ksauce
Preface: I've only sat in a 14 and not flown one...

Preface: I've only sat in a 14 and not flown one and must trust the flight reports of others. And I used to own a 6A. I'd say there are a few non-financial reasons that I can think of that might sway...
Forum: Rocket 12-10-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 38,482
Posted By ksauce
So...if someone wanted to do an F8, just start...

So...if someone wanted to do an F8, just start with regular RV-8 tail and wings? Any mods?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-01-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By ksauce
Yep, love that book. I'm on Step 1 of his...

Yep, love that book. I'm on Step 1 of his personal minimums (flying good to good). That's why I gave myself the 2000' ceiling to start. Essentially, at this point, I'm looking to depart with good...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-01-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By ksauce
I know that seems quite high. I'm taking the...

I know that seems quite high. I'm taking the advice of my DPE. His words were, "File for the clouds. Wait a while for the approaches."

To be clear, that list is meant to be changeable as my...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-01-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By ksauce
Wet ticket personal minima

Friends,
I've got a 1 week old instrument ticket. I can fly approaches to minimums to the satisfaction of the FAA. I must continue to be able to do that, however, I don't want to PLAN to do that at...
Forum: Reviews 09-29-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By ksauce
QT Halo Customer Service

I bought my QT Halos in September of 2011 and I've been happy with them ever since. Recently, however, I noticed that the strain relief around the plugs was fraying and exposing the wires within the...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,631
Posted By ksauce
It does just that. There's a circular window that...

It does just that. There's a circular window that you have to keep the path within as you move the base. The system will move the cutting head to compensate for misalignment within that circle to...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,184
Posted By ksauce
For those wanting an indication of a blown...

For those wanting an indication of a blown circuit with fuses, there are illuminated blade fuses available. They have a small led built into them that turns on when the fuse blows. Bussman makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,673
Posted By ksauce
I'll actually be using it in the air this week...

I'll actually be using it in the air this week for my instrument checkride. So far, I've flown with it using the sim (x-plane) and I followed along with it on a commercial flight this weekend. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 126,102
Posted By ksauce
I promise I'm not trying to be pedantic, but I...

I promise I'm not trying to be pedantic, but I want to clarify something for those that find this thread in the future. Neither the Garmin 660 nor the G5 with an external antenna will give you a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,377
Posted By ksauce
They don't fly RV-12s, but Liberty Sport Aviation...

They don't fly RV-12s, but Liberty Sport Aviation at Lancaster (KLNS) flies the Bristell and does sport pilot training. Your profile says Freeland, MD and KLNS is about an hour from you which is a...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,877
Posted By ksauce
Yep, understood. We have the 2S. I've been...

Yep, understood. We have the 2S. I've been looking at the ESG. I'm nervous about buying this as I worry about the long term support of the device. Will Appareo be around in 10 years? Will we get...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,877
Posted By ksauce
So now I'm more confused. Does the Stratus (note:...

So now I'm more confused. Does the Stratus (note: not stratux) talk to any ground stations? I thought it was just receiving whatever was broadcast by the ground stations and that the FAA wouldn't be...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,877
Posted By ksauce
The ground based transmitters will only send the...

The ground based transmitters will only send the full complement of traffic information if your transponder tells it what it can receive. The stratus like units will only receive what is broadcast...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,877
Posted By ksauce
ADS-B question

All,

While building, I'm flying a Grumman Tiger (it's almost a certified RV-9A) in a club. It seems that our club's not-so-old Bendix King KT73 mode S transponder is dying. It's an orphan with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,950
Posted By ksauce
Sorry for the delay, I just saw this. I THINK you...

Sorry for the delay, I just saw this. I THINK you can start one from scratch even without buying any other planes. I'm not 100% certain as I never tried before I bought the checklist for the Tiger...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,418
Posted By ksauce
After reading some on the interwebs this morning,...

After reading some on the interwebs this morning, I'm going to give the X-Naut cooling mount a try. There aren't too many reviews on it, so I'll report back what I find.

Link. (https://x-naut.com/)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,418
Posted By ksauce
Good thought. I'm using the Apple leather smart...

Good thought. I'm using the Apple leather smart case and putting it in a ram mount that grabs around the case. I will try removing the case next time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,418
Posted By ksauce
iPad overheating

I took yesterday off from work and spent 6 hours under the hood. It was hot and sticky and while the flying and learning was good, the weather pushed the limits of bearable. My iPad thought so, too,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,950
Posted By ksauce
I've had good luck with CheckMate's app. I used...

I've had good luck with CheckMate's app. I used their physical checklists long before the iPhone was a thing and I really liked their formatting and flow. It's a paid app and you'll have to create...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By ksauce
Ask and ye shall...

Ask and ye shall receive.

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/solidworks-resource-center/solidworks-student-design-kit
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,193
Posted By ksauce
Based on an email they sent out referencing the...

Based on an email they sent out referencing the future of maps with a vector map as the background image for foreflight 8, I think they're going to tick that box next week. Can't wait!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,737
Posted By ksauce
Yep. Theres EFII (http://www.flyefii.com/) and...

Yep. Theres EFII (http://www.flyefii.com/) and Eagle EMS. (http://www.precisionairmotive.com/eagle_ems.htm) If you commit to the UL power engine, they're all FADEC. I'm sure there are others....
Forum: Reviews 06-02-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,214
Posted By ksauce
Sheppard Air Test Prep

This turned out to be a long post. The short version is this: Sheppard Air teaches you to pass the test. I studied in the evenings for about a week and half and got a 95% on my instrument written....
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,938
Posted By ksauce
Use reddit

I'd suggest using reddit. It's VERY easy to create your own subreddit. Here's the link to do it:

https://www.reddit.com/subreddits/create
Forum: Reviews 03-06-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,453
Posted By ksauce
I agree that X-Plane has been trouble free for...

I agree that X-Plane has been trouble free for me. I'm using it through Steam but the DVDs work, too. I installed it and it's been great.

I will also add that getting a plane with good modeling is...
Forum: Reviews 03-06-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,453
Posted By ksauce
PilotEdge

First, some background:

I'm working on an instrument rating. I've been working on basic attitude instrument flying in the sim at home (X-Plane, for me). That's been pretty useful on developing the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 693,103
Posted By ksauce
Are you using the GRT mini as your autopilot? If...

Are you using the GRT mini as your autopilot? If so, are you happy with the ability to have the AFS drive the mini in advanced modes?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,683
Posted By ksauce
I think you're doing better! Last week it was...

I think you're doing better! Last week it was $4.30.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,683
Posted By ksauce
I'm currently flying a tiger out of Donnegal...

I'm currently flying a tiger out of Donnegal Springs (N71) and we go there often for gas. The 100LL is usually the cheapest in the area. They do have mogas on the field if that interests you. I think...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,446
Posted By ksauce
One thing I would note is that their 200hp rating...

One thing I would note is that their 200hp rating is at 3200 RPM. That engine is good for 182hp at 2800 RPM. I recently asked a question about alternative engines on the panther forum (I'd link to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,496
Posted By ksauce
That's a great option, too. I had a 720 before I...

That's a great option, too. I had a 720 before I switched to fore flight. It's got a good interface and the new 740 can connect to ads-b receivers. I decided I didn't want a dedicated GPS but would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,496
Posted By ksauce
Alternative

Robb,

If I may offer an alternative, check out any one of the several excellent flying apps that are available for tablets and combine it with a portable ADS-B receiver and you won't even need an XM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By ksauce
Are you using Private Browsing? If the Safari...

Are you using Private Browsing? If the Safari toolbar is black with white lettering, private browsing is turned on. It should be white with black lettering.

Tap the two overlapping squares button...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By ksauce
Cookies

You need to make sure you're allowing cookies to be set. I assume you are using Safari, the default browser on an iPad. Press the home button and open up the Settings app. Look for and press the...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,990
Posted By ksauce
RV-14 handling

Hey all,

I'm a big dude (6'5" and 260 lbs) and owned a 6A; the 14 seems like a dream come true. I think it fits my mission perfectly as my wife didn't really do well with the 6's sporty handling and...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 122,844
Posted By ksauce
Continental 6?

I wonder if the Continental IO-360 would be a good fit as an alternate engine with equivalent power. From my very cursory searches, it is a around 12 pounds lighter than the -390. At one point, the...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,019
Posted By ksauce
Preventing bird strikes

I came across this article (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/07/scientists-take-a-birds-eye-view-to-prevent-bird-aircraft-collisions/) this morning about preventing bird strikes. In a nutshell,...
Forum: Reviews 06-27-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,689
Posted By ksauce
Update

I just wanted to post an update a few months down the road. My tank is performing perfectly with no leaks. Thanks Paul for a great job and welcome to VAF!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By ksauce
Replace carb

In my attempt to fix an ongoing fueling issue, I have arrived at the point of replacing the carburetor on my O-320-E3D. It's an MA-4 SPA with vans standard fab. I've already ordered an overhauled...
Forum: Reviews 03-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,689
Posted By ksauce
Weep No More

I bought my RV-6A a few years ago. Recently, I discovered a leak in the inboard top/front of my right tank. If I let the plane sit with a full or nearly full tank, a lot of blue dye would show up...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,331
Posted By ksauce
I tried to sell my similar RV-6A a while ago for...

I tried to sell my similar RV-6A a while ago for around 40k. It's a 1999 RV-6A with an o-320-e3d but with a fixed pitch sensenich and a 30 foot paint job. I've put a pmag on it and I just put in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By ksauce
Thanks Roberta. I have an O-320-E3D. Thanks for...

Thanks Roberta. I have an O-320-E3D. Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds a bit more complicated than I though and I will enlist the help of someone more knowledgeable than I to cover your list. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By ksauce
Remove primer

Gang,

I'm trying to troubleshoot a couple of fuel metering problems. The first problem is idle-cutoff doesn't actually cutoff. Recently, I've needed to use the ignition to kill the engine. Also, if...
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