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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Check6
Horn

Yep it is a requirement on my RV's along with smoke. Had this one since 2011 and folks love it, me too!
Wolo Bad Boy Air Horn. I had so many folks come up and ask me about it at OSH. It is useful,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,836
Posted By Check6
safety wire

Ditto on the oil screen! And the cool Safety tool - very nice, just out of my price range :) ... Now back to the popcorn!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,331
Posted By Check6
Value of VAF

Ironflight,
This is one of the many reasons this VAF forum is so valuable! Pearls like this. Funny thing was when I saw the post I thought what the heck, then read it and went oh yeah, just took that...
Forum: Safety 01-06-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 4,639
Posted By Check6
Smile Survival Equipment

Well, I carry a lot of stuff and it is there every time I strap the plane on. I try to make sure I can reach most of it if I am pinned in.

Survival Gear

406 Elt with GPS wired in
Back up charged...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-02-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By Check6
Phantom

Thanks for posting this Lizard! Phantom was an excellent pilot and friend. He checked out a lot of RV pilots in their aircraft. He will be missed.
Throw a nickel on the grass...

Blue Skies and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,799
Posted By Check6
CQ headset

Congratulations! If it performs as well as my 2 CQ headsets do, can't see it not being a huge hit!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,164
Posted By Check6
Other- CQ

CQ headsets for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,757
Posted By Check6
CQ headsets

Disclaimer....I do not wear hearing aids. But just a thought, have you tried the CQ headset in the ear headsets? I would reach out to them and see what they are doing with pilots that wear hearing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,658
Posted By Check6
Borescope

Thanks for taking a chance and posting these. Really helps my engine education!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By Check6
Borrowed Horse

Dang! Already got it flying! Congrats! I want to know where you got the cup holders. I want just one!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Check6
D3

Upgrade your D2. Call Dynon they are very helpful. And ditto on the iPad thing! It's not there YET! Absolutely yes for Nav and SA. But would suck to know where you are but not which way is up...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-05-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,549
Posted By Check6
Formation

We had a few at our last formation clinic and they performed fine. Like Ax O said you have to use a little lag. Not sure if you have been to a formation clinic yet, but yes extended trail is fun!...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,756
Posted By Check6
CQ1 Headset in the ear

Well, for long hauls they are very comfortable. And I am not sure there is real hard data on the noise level but the CQ1 sure is nice, like I said once you take the time to put the ear pieces in. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,756
Posted By Check6
Headset

Well, IF you truly suspect the headset I will never miss, on purpose, the opportunity to get you to try the CQ1 headsets. I have used them all and there is always initial push back on "in the ear"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Check6
Rudder trim tab

Well I have been struggling with this one for some time. If I were building one I would put in a rudder trim tab servo... So we know the tab is only going to be "perfect " at one particular setting. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,051
Posted By Check6
CQ progression

Well, I don’t fly with these type plugs but I always like to tell pilots what a great headset the CQ is for all kinds of flying. I have 2 and one that is referred to as an alien headset as it is one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 216,841
Posted By Check6
200 KTs

Congrats! Good way to start your trek to a Formation Clinic!!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By Check6
AOA probe

Mine is mounted on the out board inspection panel. Works very well. No issues with tie down. You do have to be mindful not to put/let the tie down strap go over the probe. No biggie, like a lot of...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,096
Posted By Check6
Nord lock

YES! On brakes and wheel pant. Worth every penny. I hate saftey wiring and my tech counselor told me to go to them. Been flying with them for several years now and it makes it so much easier to...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-15-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,579
Posted By Check6
Formation clinics

Thanks Scroll! Gonna be lots of great training!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,753
Posted By Check6
Stick functions

HOTAS (Hands on throttle and stick)cockpit.
Infinity Grip
Coolie hat -trim
top right - smoke on/off
Top left switch - radio flip flop
Switch- flaps
Trigger - PTT
Bottom - autopilot...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-09-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,234
Posted By Check6
Missing Man

Falcon Flight will be doing a missing man for our teammate Jim "Flagman" Averett. He will truly be missed!!!
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,524
Posted By Check6
Music

Ok that depends on your panel and your audio panel if you have one. I listen to music very often and if ATC calls it cuts the music. I have the option of it doing the same thing with a pax or not. It...
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,524
Posted By Check6
CQ1 Headset Review

I have posted before regarding the CQ Headset. I will still confirm Paul's review.
I have flown with many different headsets - pick one(Halo, Clarity, Bose, Lightspeed, etc) The CQ found at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,172
Posted By Check6
Congrats!

Awesome, you will love having this for many opportunities.
SMOKE ON!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,194
Posted By Check6
Piddle paks

These are nice to have and easy to use and disposable as they absorb the liquid and you can put them in a trash can. Used these in the military.
You can shop and maybe find some less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,734
Posted By Check6
Smoke - YES!

Well, I am a smoker and love it for too many reasons. I have been smoking for 10 years. No you don't smell like smoke. No you do not have a nasty airplane. You use good smoke oil and yes it costs....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,870
Posted By Check6
G3x touch team

Man! I love this G3X touch! I love getting all these ongoing improvements. Love that I spent the money for a non static system. Great job! Keep all these things coming. Dread the day when we can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By Check6
Docs.

Great advice on church and state, not that anyone has stuff to hide. It is just the language barrier for lack of a better word. There is Davenport at Millonaire at Austin (KAUS) and Graves Owen in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,426
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic 2021

YES - 2021! Looking and moving Forward!
Just want to put it out that Falcon Flight will be holding its annual Formation Training Clinic in Temple, TX (KTPL). The dates we are looking at are April...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-06-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,521
Posted By Check6
Great job Bones! Very cool!

Great job Bones! Very cool!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,574
Posted By Check6
Smoke safety

Definitely on the infinity grip - best where you have to reach across the coolie hat. See lots of folks accidentally activare theirs while doing other functions.

Audio Beeper - very cool - nice to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-28-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,823
Posted By Check6
SureFly

To the orginal poster. I am a SureFly fan! I have mine on the right side. I had two impulse Mags. I have no drop when switching to the SureFly and it has helped me on my hot starts with my IO360-200....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,264
Posted By Check6
Formation Training

Thanks for the write up Scroll! All I can say is that it is very cool to take 34+ pilots who don't know each other, train to the FFI standards, hold each other to those standards, then go out and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By Check6
$2.65 here at Kgtu, Georgetown, Texas. Isn't it...

$2.65 here at Kgtu, Georgetown, Texas. Isn't it ironic that avgas is this cheap and auto fuel is $1.359 and the vast amounts of travelers are sequestered at home and very few places to go. At least I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,269
Posted By Check6
Yes, very glad to hear this! Thanks for keeping...

Yes, very glad to hear this! Thanks for keeping us up to date.
Forum: Formation Flying 04-04-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,831
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic Update 4/4/2020

Good Morning Formation Flyers,
As we all know we are living in unprecedented times. With the extension of social distancing and limitations of Bell County where the Temple airport is located we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,379
Posted By Check6
Same

I experienced this and it totally messed up my settings (probably was me!). Data updates are always a challenge as it seems something always gets messed up or changed. I will wait on you guys to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By Check6
Checklist???

Wow, thanks for posting. Brought back a stressful memory! I have the G3x touch and Garmin autopilot as well. First time happened to me several years back, in the run up area, in a hurry, on a X-C,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,823
Posted By Check6
Surefly

Love mine! I have it on an IO-360 200hp and one slick. My engine runs better, my hot starts are significantly better because of it. It works well with my G3X touch system. I put a battery back up on...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-25-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,831
Posted By Check6
Rv10

I know that one of the team members here has a 10 and it does very well when we have gone to local fly outs. We think it would would work very well in a Bonanza clinic but I can not speak to the...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-22-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,831
Posted By Check6
Formation clinics and cards???

I have had a couple of conversations around Falcon Flight's Formation Clinic coming up in April. I wanted to write a universal response:

Stu "Falcon" McCurdy started Falcon Flight in 1993 as a way...
Forum: Reviews 01-12-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,804
Posted By Check6
CQ Headset review

Excellent post Guy. My disclaimer is that I have known and flown with the Cards for many years. So Ditto what Guy said about them. I have posted before on how much better the CQ headset is than...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-26-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,831
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic 2020

Falcon Flight Formation Team will be hosting a Formation Clinic April 24-26,2020 with a backup weekend of May 1-3, 2020. This clinic will be held in Temple,TX (KTPL). We know this is a ways away but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,179
Posted By Check6
Brakes

Having experienced hot brakes with the old plastic lines and doing a lot of formation long taxiing over the years best time and money spent was upgrading discs (good recent discussion here on VAF),...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,752
Posted By Check6
SureFly settings

Well for me when I called up to order mine we discussed my engine and they helped me figure out what I needed to do with mine. It sure would be worth a call. Like I said they are very helpful.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,752
Posted By Check6
Surefly

Well, I can attest to the SureFly mag as a game changer for my airplane. My hot starts are better and it runs so much better. I have had it well over a year and it has performed well over the last...
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,809
Posted By Check6
Follow up

Just to follow up the CQ performance in busy environments it functions very well. I have now flown it during a formation clinic coaching newbies with my head on a swivel, a 3 day airshow, and a hard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,657
Posted By Check6
Clinic

Yes it was a very productive clinic! Thanks to you, Scoot, Dallas and Shorts!
Without Safety Pilots these clinics would not be effective at all bringing in new pilots. You are the ones that give up...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-20-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,692
Posted By Check6
Still room

There are still some slots open for the Falcon Flight Formation Clinic if interested and not already attending the KC Clinic.
Forum: Formation Flying 04-06-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,692
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic NOW April 26-28

Falcon Flight will be hosting a Formation Training Clinic on April 26-28th, 2019 at the North Texas Regional Airport ? KGYI. This is a closer location to those coming from the north/east than the...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-04-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,692
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Clinic Date Change

The WX is not going to cooperate for April 5-7 so we are rescheduling the clinic to April 26-28 and hope the WX will work out. The original link still is the best way to sign up. Hopefully those that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,160
Posted By Check6
Wine tours

For those who really want a great wine tour I would recommend Texas Wine Tours. If possible I would ask for Jerry Fischer (my brother in law). Awesome story teller and knows his wines. He may...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,334
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic April 5-7th 2019

For anyone interested in RV formation flying Falcon Flight will be hosting a Formation Clinic April 5-7, 2019 at KGYI North Texas Regional airport. If interested please contact via the link below. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,311
Posted By Check6
Congrats

DR,
Congrats that is a big deal! Now you just have to stay current and fly when a lot of others are not! Takes a different kind of motivation.
Forum: Formation Flying 02-03-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,692
Posted By Check6
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic April 5-7

For those wanting to attend the Falcon Flight Clinic April 5-7 2019 we have created a group at https://groups.io/g/KGYI-2019-FormationClinic to handle the logistics.

Couple of questions asked:

Do...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,809
Posted By Check6
CQ Headset

Well, I had posted this before but I will say it again. If you are looking for a step up with an in the ear headset you will not be disappointed with the CQ1. It is all I have been flying with some...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-29-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,792
Posted By Check6
Surefly Electronic Ignition For Lycoming Engines

I just wanted to write a one person's review of going to a new Electronic Ignition. What spawned this was me researching some totally different items but everything I looked at was all negative,...
Forum: Safety 12-29-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By Check6
Smoke System Safety

Was having a discussion today with a guy who is putting in a new panel and smoke system. In the interest of safety let him know about using an inertia switch with his smoke system. You can pick one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,967
Posted By Check6
Stick

Oly,
Just my opinion but you may want to keep that bent stick. It has been my experience flying with guys at clinics in 8's that they tend to flutter around in tight formation as they can not secure...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,720
Posted By Check6
Headsets

It is an upstart company. Keep in mind that it is only my opinion. I have flown with Bose, light speed and Halo's. For the kind of flying I do I prefer the in the ear the best. I find them much more...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,720
Posted By Check6
Trip and New headsets

Just wanted to say I really do like the new headsets! As a beta tester for lack of a better word these have performed well and are much clearer, durable and less background noise than the ones I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,289
Posted By Check6
Steinair

2B,
I would definitely recommend Stein! I just recently updated my GTN and somehow messed up things talking to each other. One call and Chris had me fully ops capable again. Candidly, they were...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-20-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By Check6
Formation Flying

Thanks so much for posting this! We never seem to get good video from the ground posted by someone that knows the discipline it takes to fly formation in front of spectators. Did you per chance get...
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