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Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By SPX
Not sure exactly what type of input that you're...

Not sure exactly what type of input that you're looking for, but I have them, and really enjoy them. They're accurate to less than a gallon. When I refuel, I can typically guess within 1 gallon how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By SPX
I am not sure that's correct. The ACS requires...

I am not sure that's correct. The ACS requires the examiner to evaluate the applicants ability to "recover promptly after a full stall occurs." How do you do that without a complete stall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,118
Posted By SPX
Bought a new battery for it. Last month, 24...

Bought a new battery for it.

Last month, 24 volt batteries were difficult to find. This month, it’s 12 volts that are more difficult..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By SPX
Even if G100UL extends the oil change interval by...

Even if G100UL extends the oil change interval by hours, there’s still the interval by time that I’m not sure is going to change. How many of us are really flying more than 50 hours every 4 months,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By SPX
That’s right. I am going on five months waiting...

That’s right. I am going on five months waiting for a change that has to take place at the registration branch.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,019
Posted By SPX
Lester Nos: 14684 The alternator you want is...

Lester Nos: 14684

The alternator you want is Used On:
(1988-87) Chevrolet Sprint 1.0L
(1995-86) Suzuki Samurai 1.3L
(1989) Suzuki Sidekick 1.3L

O'Reilly PN R111413A
Forum: International 08-21-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
Posted By SPX
That's all the normal info (except the photo of...

That's all the normal info (except the photo of the airplane) required for a multi-entry permit..
Forum: International 08-21-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
Posted By SPX
It would be interesting to see what exactly...

It would be interesting to see what exactly they're providing you. The multi-use permit sounds like the entry permit issued to any airplane landing in Mexico, either for multiple entries, or for just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By SPX
I am aware of one airplane that has had dent...

I am aware of one airplane that has had dent removal after experiencing some hail damage. No idea how much it costs, so it may be cost prohibitive....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By SPX
https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft...

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/replacement_aircraft_registration_certificate

^^ Contains all the info that you need.

Beware, the registration...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By SPX
If you’re being picked up and you want easy and...

If you’re being picked up and you want easy and quick in and out, KOKB. If you need services such as a rental car, then probably KCRQ.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By SPX
KCRQ is pretty corporate centric, but there’s a...

KCRQ is pretty corporate centric, but there’s a lot of piston traffic there as well. It’s quite busy with a mix of traffic. There are some transient parking spaces near the base of the tower....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By SPX
Have you ran an ADS-B performance report?...

Have you ran an ADS-B performance report?
https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/paprrequest.aspx

Wouldn’t hurt to be sure that your configuration is good. If it isn’t, that could certainly cause what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
MPG
Views: 921
Posted By SPX
From the JPI website, for example. I suspect...

From the JPI website, for example. I suspect other EIS units are similar, but I’m unsure about a mechanical gauge.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,620
Posted By SPX
Same as the RV-14 and RV-10, which I believe is...

Same as the RV-14 and RV-10, which I believe is 46"
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,097
Posted By SPX
Wow, what a shame. Van's put so much effort into...

Wow, what a shame. Van's put so much effort into the RV-15, and then on Day 1, there was hardly any interest!! :D :eek: :cool:
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,211
Posted By SPX
Kind of ironic that the guy named “Crash” reports...

Kind of ironic that the guy named “Crash” reports this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By SPX
Yeah, it could also be A1 and B2, but most aren’t...

Yeah, it could also be A1 and B2, but most aren’t flying in airspace where that’s required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By SPX
It’s C2, D2, O2, S1, S2.

It’s C2, D2, O2, S1, S2.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,674
Posted By SPX
You can also learn more in this thread: Vne:...

You can also learn more in this thread: Vne: Indicated -v- True Airspeed (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=41255)



And that is exactly why Vne is TAS based.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,674
Posted By SPX
Page 3 directly mentioned Vne being TAS, but this...

Page 3 directly mentioned Vne being TAS, but this entire PDF is applicable.
Sorry to be the one to give the bad news.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hp_limts.pdf
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,674
Posted By SPX
The Vne numbers provided by Vans are IAS or TAS,...

The Vne numbers provided by Vans are IAS or TAS, whichever is the most limiting
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,573
Posted By SPX
Coast is a good FBO. Since it wasn’t yours, I...

Coast is a good FBO. Since it wasn’t yours, I wonder whose wheel it was? :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,468
Posted By SPX
I volunteered to pick up some blood from a blood...

I volunteered to pick up some blood from a blood drive for a local blood bank. They only have about six hours from the blood donation until the blood has to be processed, or else it is no longer...
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By SPX
Going to send you a PM with some phone numbers.

Going to send you a PM with some phone numbers.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-11-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By SPX
Nicely done. Enjoy yourself…

Nicely done. Enjoy yourself…
Forum: California 04-26-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By SPX
I don't know that I'd say that the fees are...

I don't know that I'd say that the fees are outrageous. Fuel is around $7/gallon, which isn't out of line for the area.

Facility Fee: $40.00
Gallons needed to Waive Facility Fee: 15.0
Security Fee:...
Forum: California 04-20-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By SPX
11,500' over the top of LAX works fine. So does...

11,500' over the top of LAX works fine. So does the Coliseum or Hollywood Park routes at 9,500', or the Coastal Route at 5500'. Or even the SFRA if you want to try that. But really, get flight...
Forum: California 04-17-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By SPX
Agree with the others that VFR is quite an easy...

Agree with the others that VFR is quite an easy flight.
Feel free to PM for a phone number if you want to discuss the VFR options.
Forum: The RV Grin 03-30-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By SPX
What a great first post!

What a great first post!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By SPX
With AFS avionics (probably, but not for sure the...

With AFS avionics (probably, but not for sure the same as Dynon, since the backend components are the same) I use Bluetooth to send the flight plan from ForeFlight to the GNC 355, and then display...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By SPX
Why? Flight plans can be transferred to/from the...

Why? Flight plans can be transferred to/from the G3X with ForeFlight as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By SPX
It’s the first price increase in 6 years. So just...

It’s the first price increase in 6 years. So just over 3% per year. Isn’t that the minimum you hope your pay raise is per year? If we deserve 3%, so doesn’t Foreflight. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,654
Posted By SPX
If it makes you feel better, I paid $6.83...

If it makes you feel better, I paid $6.83 yesterday, and fueled up because it was less expensive than at my next stop, which was $7.23. I can't even find $4.65 anywhere...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,654
Posted By SPX
Left early this morning to head to the SF Bay...

Left early this morning to head to the SF Bay Area for the day. Due to 30-50 knot headwinds (!) and my wife only having about a 2.5 hour endurance, we planned a stop at KPRB, which would be 1.7 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,229
Posted By SPX
Flew to Napa. Had lunch. Flew home. Put the...

Flew to Napa.
Had lunch.
Flew home.
Put the plane back in the hangar.

Ok, maybe the width of the pattern gives it away that I wasn’t in my RV. But I wish that I was. And I heard another VAF’er on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By SPX
They’re aggressive and don’t really care where...

They’re aggressive and don’t really care where it’s registered. They care about where it spends time.. and for some reason, they believe the OPs airplane spends time in San Diego County.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By SPX
If in part, it looks like what I have attached...

If in part, it looks like what I have attached here, it is most likely real.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By SPX
Did you happen to click on the red TFR? If so,...

Did you happen to click on the red TFR? If so, did it show active?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By SPX
I guess my point is, the SIGMET that I posted...

I guess my point is, the SIGMET that I posted here shows no weather: CONVECTIVE SIGMET...NONE

OUTLOOK VALID 100155-100555
TS ARE NOT EXPD TO REQUIRE WST ISSUANCES.

So if your G3X repeated that,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By SPX
Why do you think it's a False SIGMET? While it...

Why do you think it's a False SIGMET? While it has no data, it does appear that a SIGMET was published. According to the NWS, here's 33E:

000
WSUS31 KKCI 092355
SIGE
MKCE WST 092355
CONVECTIVE...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By SPX
The GTN requires the SD card to remain in it to...

The GTN requires the SD card to remain in it to function. The G3X does not. The GTN Xi series does NOT require the SD card to remain in the unit.

Easiest way to manage this is to buy two SD Cards....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,343
Posted By SPX
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (1/22/22 - 1/23/22)

.. So what did you do with your RV/RV kit this weekend??

Me -- I didn't really do anything with my RV. As a matter of fact, soon I won't even own one (!) but I did do something with my Debonair...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By SPX
Garmin Pilot only.

Garmin Pilot only.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By SPX
If it's like the other 100 or so ATC Zero events...

If it's like the other 100 or so ATC Zero events that I am aware of over the last several months, it's because a controller or other worker tested positive for covid, and so they had to do a...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-09-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By SPX
Looks like he stopped at KHTH

Looks like he stopped at KHTH
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By SPX
Some of these photos may help....

Some of these photos may help.
https://www.overthehills.com/Airplanes/Panel-Update-for-Josh/i-k6mzD9r
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By SPX
…Or in the setup in the aircraft.

…Or in the setup in the aircraft.
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By SPX
No need to be in rule airspace.

No need to be in rule airspace.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,488
Posted By SPX
I think that you will find that while ForeFlight...

I think that you will find that while ForeFlight sends the approach to be flown, it is actually loaded via the navigators database. In other words, ForeFlight sends the GPS runway 30 approach, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By SPX
Yes it is. I’ve done it many times.

Yes it is. I’ve done it many times.
Forum: California 12-09-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By SPX
Check out Fallbrook (L18) and Ramona (RNM)

Check out Fallbrook (L18) and Ramona (RNM)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By SPX
It has been down.

It has been down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,971
Posted By SPX
But foreflight does have an obstacle database and...

But foreflight does have an obstacle database and offers terrain and obstacle warnings.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-27-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By SPX
Nice video, Kevin. Nice to see you get more...

Nice video, Kevin. Nice to see you get more comfortable with spins as the video went on.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-27-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By SPX
I think you're going to struggle finding someone...

I think you're going to struggle finding someone with an RV-9A with a LODA that gives transition training. Mostly, insurance companies seem to be pretty agreeable to training in other A model RVs, if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,126
Posted By SPX
Not my RV, but an RV... Flew American Airlines...

Not my RV, but an RV...

Flew American Airlines to DFW and then took Uber to Mineral Wells to pick up an RV-9A and took it to Ormond Beach the next morning.

I was fortunate that I was able to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,803
Posted By SPX
Flew to CCR yesterday with an average 10 knot...

Flew to CCR yesterday with an average 10 knot headwind. Flew home today with an average 40 knot tailwind. That never happens…!
Forum: California 10-04-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By SPX
Transient parking is available by the restaurant,...

Transient parking is available by the restaurant, which is next to Crown Air.
Forum: Reviews 09-27-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By SPX
Enjoy your new RV-10! Excited to see it one of...

Enjoy your new RV-10! Excited to see it one of these days...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,668
Posted By SPX
No flying this weekend; hangar door could not be...

No flying this weekend; hangar door could not be opened, so it was being fixed. Now that hangar door opens, so flying on Tuesday. But there's no "What did you do with your RV on Tuesday thread......
Forum: California 09-06-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,592
Posted By SPX
Pictures from Mike6A

Pictures from Mike6A
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,679
Posted By SPX
Yeah, they still give some discount, but I can't...

Yeah, they still give some discount, but I can't recall what exactly.
I am thinking that we let the temperatures drop a bit, and then organize a lunch fly-in there...
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,679
Posted By SPX
We're approaching the time of the year where we...

We're approaching the time of the year where we can meet for (an expensive) lunch at Harris Ranch!
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