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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
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 Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
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: 4,609
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: 1,723
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: 2,249
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: 474
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: 3,838
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: 14
Views: 1,222
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: 2,800
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: 5,990
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: 46
Views: 13,748
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: 38
Views: 3,244
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: 1,991
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: 1,991
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: 7,411
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: 2,513
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: 1,579
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: 1,579
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: 420
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: 420
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: 4,147
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: 4,289
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: 732
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: 2,914
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: 29
Views: 3,685
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: 29
Views: 3,685
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: 704
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: 43,752
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: 1,061
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: 4,282
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: 8,082
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: 80
Views: 11,715
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: 3,801
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,360
Posted By sailvi767
I realize there can be different minimums for...

I realize there can be different minimums for various companies. Currently I show Monterey with 300 foot ILS minimums to RWY 10 if the aircraft can make a minimum climb gradient on the missed. If not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,360
Posted By sailvi767
You can also just talk to ATC and get a...

You can also just talk to ATC and get a heading.
George
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-30-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,682
Posted By sailvi767
Taildraggers are harder to land than tri gear...

Taildraggers are harder to land than tri gear aircraft. They are a challenge. I however enjoy the challenge and get a great deal of satisfaction out of a perfect wheel landing or a great 3 pointer....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,360
Posted By sailvi767
To allow RVSM and reduced track separations there...

To allow RVSM and reduced track separations there have been changes. In the original 757/767 configuration the aircraft never used VORís. It navigated off DME/DME and downgraded to IRS Nav if two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,724
Posted By sailvi767
When did you switch to the EarthX battery? They...

When did you switch to the EarthX battery? They typically initially charge at a higher amp rate verses a standard battery. Asking because you mentioned the charging amps in your solution.
G
Forum: Rocket 08-28-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By sailvi767
I lock mine in the semi closed position for...

I lock mine in the semi closed position for starting and ground ops. Plenty of air to keep cool with the big fan turning.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,360
Posted By sailvi767
Most airliners use GPS for nav now. They can use...

Most airliners use GPS for nav now. They can use LNAV which is based off VOR DMEís as a backup and will downgrade to IRS/INS as a last resort. Loss of GPS would however cause many system wide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,360
Posted By sailvi767
If they take their ball and go home the US...

If they take their ball and go home the US airspace system will collapse and I suspect GA IFR flying will be suspended entirely until the system is restored.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By sailvi767
If you have Lightspeed ignitions itís possible...

If you have Lightspeed ignitions itís possible for only one side of a coil to fail and drop out one plug. Itís also possible for the coil to operate normally at low altitudes but fail as you climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By sailvi767
So if you had a close personal friend who found 1...

So if you had a close personal friend who found 1 mag on a IO540 timed at 28 instead of 25 will said close personal friend see a noticeable reduction in climb CHTís?
G
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By sailvi767
This looks like a great tool however they want a...

This looks like a great tool however they want a tremendous amount of personal information to register. It seems like they are data mining to sell the information.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,812
Posted By sailvi767
Oh where oh where are my 6 cylinder Pmags, oh...

Oh where oh where are my 6 cylinder Pmags, oh where oh where can they be???
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-14-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By sailvi767
When I bought my first RV John provided hours of...

When I bought my first RV John provided hours of assistance and advice. Canít say enough good about him.
George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By sailvi767
I assumed and it now sounds like incorrectly that...

I assumed and it now sounds like incorrectly that the GPS portions of all 4 units were essentially the same. I will have to look at the specs more carefully. Perhaps if I can convince the wife that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By sailvi767
That is the layout I want to have. I had a GTN...

That is the layout I want to have. I had a GTN 650 in my previous aircraft and itís a great unit however other than a test never used the VOR functions and maybe shot two real ILSís in 5 years and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By sailvi767
Rocket panel

I am looking at a panel upgrade on the F1 Rocket with a tipper canopy. My goal is to have a reasonably lightweight/ lower cost solution that has basic IFR capability. I will go with a GPS based nav...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,791
Posted By sailvi767
One interesting thing not shown about the...

One interesting thing not shown about the accident is that while under the caps chute a tree penetrated the floor of the aircraft to the left of the pilots knee and then penetrated the roof. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,475
Posted By sailvi767
Did you consider simply replacing the 496 with a...

Did you consider simply replacing the 496 with a 696? They can be had at a good price point and would be a very simple swap. The 696 solves the screen size issue on the 496 and I found it overall to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By sailvi767
It sure sounds like it was Quantas that created...

It sure sounds like it was Quantas that created your problem and they certainly knew that once they rebooked you they had to follow up on the US portion to insure you did not get canceled as a no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,858
Posted By sailvi767
I would love to know if this was a EarthX and if...

I would love to know if this was a EarthX and if not how a EarthX would handle this situation since I am sonsidering the Surefly ignition system.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By sailvi767
You might double check but unless it specifically...

You might double check but unless it specifically says a instructor there should be no reason you canít fly with him.
Forum: Rocket 07-22-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By sailvi767
2900 a year with standard coverages. F1 Rocket at...

2900 a year with standard coverages. F1 Rocket at 125,000 stated value. Ladd Gardner is the broker.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,279
Posted By sailvi767
Paulís article on narrow verses wide deck engines...

Paulís article on narrow verses wide deck engines is interesting but contrary in some respects to what I was told. On the IO540 at least the narrow deck engine is preferred by racers and hard core...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By sailvi767
Setting max RPM

I am going to have my prop dynamically balanced soon. I want to also double check my rpm accuracy at that time and reset the maximum rpm on the CS prop. The engine is a IO540-A1D5 with the crankshaft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,979
Posted By sailvi767
Oh no! Now I have to rethink my panel upgrade yet...

Oh no! Now I have to rethink my panel upgrade yet again!
George
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By sailvi767
I thought this was about wingtips!

I thought this was about wingtips!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By sailvi767
So what happened?

So what happened?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By sailvi767
Bill, any updates on the 6 cylinder version? G

Bill, any updates on the 6 cylinder version?
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By sailvi767
Having switched from a aircraft with ADSB in and...

Having switched from a aircraft with ADSB in and out I can tell you it feels like I am flying naked! Canít wait to get the new panel in and start seeing weather and traffic again.
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