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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By RV8iator
Navigators are OK, but pound for pound I’d rather...

Navigators are OK, but pound for pound I’d rather have fuel!

Merry Christmas..
Forum: Tools 11-17-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,388
Posted By RV8iator
No sir

That was six or seven years ago and other than a few more tools it looks just like that today.

It’s nice to know exactly where whatever tool you need is!
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,388
Posted By RV8iator
It doubles as floss after TexMex..

It doubles as floss after TexMex..
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,388
Posted By RV8iator
For Everyday use around the plane

I set up a cart that has just about every tool needed for daily airframe and engine maintenance.
Larger box has all the building/metal/cutting/wiring etc.

I think you are now asking about building...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By RV8iator
+1. And extremely efficient.

+1.
And extremely efficient.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By RV8iator
I looked closely for the inscribed, “Hecho in...

I looked closely for the inscribed,
“Hecho in China”
I’m sure it’s hidden in there somewhere!
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By RV8iator
I usually respond with how much traffic is backed...

I usually respond with how much traffic is backed up at the roundabout north of the airport! Unless it’s busy.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By RV8iator
Good answer. There are people who just do...

Good answer. There are people who just do irregular stuff because they think it’s a good idea. It usually isn’t and this is a prime example.
Any disagree’rs please advise!
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By RV8iator
“Any traffic please advise” is the only...

“Any traffic please advise” is the only specifically mentioned to NOT make transmission in the AIM. It is useless, jams the frequency and shows you don’t read, or choose to follow the AIM. You can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By RV8iator
I’ve heard this “old wives tale” from several...

I’ve heard this “old wives tale” from several folks who heard it from a friend who heard it from someone else.
Never, ever seen anything official, except from round motor folks. If anybody has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,305
Posted By RV8iator
Missing one thing!

I ask all passengers to tuck their shirt tail in and if the barf to do it down the front of their shirt.

Truth or lie!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,274
Posted By RV8iator
Svelt..no plump

My 8 is full up IFR, dual or triple lots of things, excellent smoke, paint, interior, XPIO360, etc, etc, and I'm a very svelt 523.45 Kilo’s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By RV8iator
Popcorn isn't enough for this..

N..O..

space filler
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By RV8iator
Het Rich, what version software are you running...

Het Rich, what version software are you running now?
Forum: Florida (Central) 10-22-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By RV8iator
Both..

What Mel said, and WHEN it’s time for an engine, Jimmy at JBAircraft in Sebring is absolutely top notch.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By RV8iator
Ain’t that the truth.. WOT, RPM for phase of...

Ain’t that the truth..
WOT,
RPM for phase of flight
FF as desired

Rinse, repeat!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By RV8iator
Write Jeff!

I tried a long time ago to get the obstacle warning tied to a gps speed some where in the flying range but it never got any traction at the GRT head shed. Seemed to me it would have been easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,771
Posted By RV8iator
Pretty harsh! The folks at Gallagher have been...

Pretty harsh!

The folks at Gallagher have been around RV’s for many, many years trying to help us navigate through the minefield of ever changing insurance policies. Leah, as usual is putting out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,588
Posted By RV8iator
It worked!

Those are fiberglass decoys to make the Thunderbirds think they’re not out practicing!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By RV8iator
More too it than that!

Don’t forget to purse your lips, squint, and wiggle your left toes and right pinky simultaneously. And a quick prayer for ignition.
This and most of the above techniques will get you going most...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,768
Posted By RV8iator
When I first got my 8 it had an angle valve...

When I first got my 8 it had an angle valve IO360, 200 hp Lyc and a Prince 74x93 prop. Static rpm without adjusting the mixture back was 1900. Long roll for an RV, say 800 feet, but once it got going...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,768
Posted By RV8iator
Well, over square is a subject for popcorn and...

Well, over square is a subject for popcorn and beer.

Personally, I never run squared. Once I push the throttle up for departure, I don’t pull it back until close to the airport after descent.

If my...
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,695
Posted By RV8iator
Hi Katie

No help here, just great to see you smiling icon again..
Hey from me and Slinky..
Forum: Painting your RV 09-08-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By RV8iator
I totally agree… My wife took one look at me and...

I totally agree… My wife took one look at me and was SOLD, or tried to sell me, either way…I won
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By RV8iator
I used Mike Ibe at 3A4

See my post here. It’s not South Carolina, but real close.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191759
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By RV8iator
Just maybe..

Are there neon lights in your hangar?

Before I put LEDs in my hangar all my radios from 650 to handheld broke squelch.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By RV8iator
I’m truly amazed by some of these facetious...

I’m truly amazed by some of these facetious answers and the responses to them.

I hope my head doesn’t explode.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,217
Posted By RV8iator
From the sidelines

I’ve been watching this thread since post 1. I did install all my GRT stuff myself but cheated a bit by using the Approach Fast Stack hub and cables and my friend James Clark is a guru on all things...
Forum: Safety 08-28-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,738
Posted By RV8iator
Old flying saying.. I’d rather be lucky then...

Old flying saying..

I’d rather be lucky then good any day.
Forum: ADS-B 08-26-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By RV8iator
The word “airlines” says a lot in the post above....

The word “airlines” says a lot in the post above. When I was at the airlines, a small percentage of us pilots flew general aviation stuff. Those that didn’t didn’t know squat about flying general...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By RV8iator
Congratulations!

Outstanding. You’ve just acquired your ticket to learn!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,432
Posted By RV8iator
Never stop moving it.

OR, if you really want to have fun and never STOP moving your throttle, do formation loops! Then it becomes about inside or outside the circle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,845
Posted By RV8iator
First year college

Freshman English finally put to a good use.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By RV8iator
Straight from the Horses Mouth

I fly a Cirrus that has the Beringer wheels. We had a horrible vibration after take off. Not a shimmy, but a spin down shake. It was the nose wheel verified with a video. Shook like a wet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,970
Posted By RV8iator
Flash!!

Would have been a great new callsign….
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,970
Posted By RV8iator
I do..

As a current corporate type it’s mostly common to tip. I’ve seen a difference in service once you are known to the line guys. Especially when they help with bags, ice, rent cars etc.
i now usually...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By RV8iator
I believe you have to ARM the approach to get the...

I believe you have to ARM the approach to get the vertical guidance. You state that by not EXECUTING the approach on the HXr you don’t get the vertical guidance. Try ARMing VNAV next time and it will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By RV8iator
Yeah. I know the OAT messed up the TAS and wind...

Yeah. I know the OAT messed up the TAS and wind calcs. I’m wondering if anybody had had a doubling of the OAT indication and what the failure may be caused by.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By RV8iator
Instant OAT jmp

Fishing for ideas before changing my GRT OAT probe.
I was happily cruising along at 10,500 coming home Saturday afternoon and was actually looking at my EFIS, a GRT HXr, and as I was looking at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,935
Posted By RV8iator
5500 feet and 160 kts

Brought this one home with me. Several years ago but still can hear the bump and feel the plane yaw..

14224

Update. I added Flyleds a couple months ago and had wingtip off and light bracket out and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,326
Posted By RV8iator
OWT’s

Percent power is percent power. How you get there is up to you and your maker. OWT’s are nothing more than stories gynecologists tell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,236
Posted By RV8iator
Old sailors lore

If you can’t tie knot, tie a lot…

Just make sure to keep tying till you run out of rope. That’s the trick.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,096
Posted By RV8iator
Props turn opposite of our usual?

Props turn opposite of our usual?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By RV8iator
Cliq

I have a couple of these. Easy to use and pack pretty small.

https://www.cliqproducts.com/products/cliq-chair?variant=20128265896009&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr6mfsdT18QIVCsiGCh0imgUNEAQYAyABEgJRefD_BwE
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,395
Posted By RV8iator
Got it

Submitted email last Sunday, 11 July late night and received LODA from ATL FSDO this morning (19 July) early. All in all, good service for a silly product.

Too bad the Registration office can’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By RV8iator
An excellent example of mission objective...

An excellent example of mission objective prioritization. Paul covers briefing and delegates beer drinking to assistants thus covering both assignments. Outstanding leadership!
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,977
Posted By RV8iator
Me too? Zero reason IMHO.

Me too? Zero reason IMHO.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By RV8iator
Good thought but no. I have one EFIS wired to...

Good thought but no. I have one EFIS wired to main bus, and 2 backups to the stby bus. My 650 has it’s own switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,395
Posted By RV8iator
Almost off topic humor

When I flew for Delta we had a Ft.Worth Center controller on the jump seat doing a FAM flight. In a lull I was joking with him and he asked how we viewed Ft. Worth Center controllers. I told him we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By RV8iator
Michelins are good but not that good.

I fly a Cirrus a bunch and we had to replace a new Michelin nose tire that came from the factory on the plane because it was out of round. Shook like a wet dog on spin down. Also we got Beringer to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks guys for all the comments. I have EarthX...

Thanks guys for all the comments.
I have EarthX batteries. The amps look like they always have. Up to 35-45 immediately after start then slowly drops to 5 to 10 depending on lights, fuel pump etc....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,395
Posted By RV8iator
Automated reply

I sent mine last night after midnight and had the friendly, “We got your request and it will be handled in the order received” reply early this morning. Tick tock, tick tock..
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By RV8iator
Diminishing voltage?

I noticed a few flights back that upon start and early into the flight my system voltage was 14.2, right where it should be. As the flight time increased, the voltage decreased down to 13.8. If I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,760
Posted By RV8iator
Talking I just like to do things with my hands....

I just like to do things with my hands. Priceless:) AND, I don’t know anywhere else I could make that much per hour.
Forum: Tools 07-09-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,148
Posted By RV8iator
I love it

Got my tool a while back and had it all ready to go for my condition inspection.
I needed new brake rotors and to swap tires around to even out the wear. Now I’ve done tires numerous times over the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,760
Posted By RV8iator
I just did new pads and rotors on my 8. I timed...

I just did new pads and rotors on my 8. I timed myself. Punching out 3 old rivets and pressing 3 new ones in with new pads took a grand total of 2 minutes per pad. That included a quick wire brushing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,304
Posted By RV8iator
https://support.foreflight.com/hc/en-us/articles/2...

https://support.foreflight.com/hc/en-us/articles/206972587-How-do-I-connect-my-Flight-Stream-to-my-iPad-or-iPhone-via-Bluetooth-

I use Foreflight in my 8 and a Cirrus SR22 with the Flightstream 510....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,304
Posted By RV8iator
Can’t tell you how to get it out. It happened to...

Can’t tell you how to get it out. It happened to me and I took it to an avionics shop. They removed it somehow, but the card holder was ruined and had to be replaced. Several hundred dollars later I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,818
Posted By RV8iator
My wife, Slinky, flew with me to every airshow...

My wife, Slinky, flew with me to every airshow for 7 years since she was our PR person and announcer, and never complained about anything but being cold a few times. Like Paul said, have some height...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,400
Posted By RV8iator
Are you starting to notice your oil getting dirty...

Are you starting to notice your oil getting dirty sooner than it used to? I had an angle valve that just like flipping a switch the oil temp jumped 20degrees. I did everything you did plus some....
Forum: Formation Flying 06-07-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,445
Posted By RV8iator
Chalk this up as a learning experience!

There are replies here from a bunch of folks with a LOT of RV formation experience. Every flight is a learning experience and those of us who have many hundreds of hours of RV formation and formation...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,445
Posted By RV8iator
Lead should use partial flaps initially and...

Lead should use partial flaps initially and gentle power reductions. In all my time flying formation a good lead can make all the difference. Just my opinion but I don’t think your planes are that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,506
Posted By RV8iator
That dogs part pig because he sure hams it up....

That dogs part pig because he sure hams it up. What a cutie!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By RV8iator
Autozone

The numbers at Autozone are
14870 and the cross list as 14824.
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