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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-03-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,836
Posted By A6PILOT
A quick memory: I was transitioning from my RV6A...

A quick memory: I was transitioning from my RV6A to an RV8 and needed some tail wheel training. Lowell offered to teach me in his RV 7. He was very patient and super tactful while transferring an...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-02-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,836
Posted By A6PILOT
Lowell LeMay

Lowell LeMay passed away 30 Dec 2021. This obit was written by a long time Falcon Flight wingman holding formation card #2. Lowell Lemay began his career in the USAF as an enlisted gunner on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By A6PILOT
Hand Prop

I didnít hand prop mine but a good friend did it for me when my solenoid failed at a fuel stop on the way home from OSH. My RV-8 has a 200 hp engine and a two blade prop. After several attempts I...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,969
Posted By A6PILOT
I had my ankle fused a year and 3 months ago. The...

I had my ankle fused a year and 3 months ago. The ankle wonít gain any flexibility because itís fused. The front part including the toes can move a little maybe 1/2 inch. Iíve been flying since 4...
Forum: Southeast 08-22-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,873
Posted By A6PILOT
Good job Greese!

Good job Greese!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,654
Posted By A6PILOT
2016

My free leather jacket only cost me 20 years in the USN. I wouldn't trade it for anything. 2016 flew about 150 hours including a trip to OSH to fly in the big RV formation flight. What a great...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-14-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,961
Posted By A6PILOT
Drone, That is so cool. Good on you and the...

Drone, That is so cool. Good on you and the Bulldog guys. See you at the Pine Bluff clinic. Lizard sends
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-14-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,429
Posted By A6PILOT
Outstanding video. Way to go Renegades! Lizard...

Outstanding video. Way to go Renegades! Lizard sends
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-22-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,556
Posted By A6PILOT
Pulled Pork Sandwich

I can second that recommendation. We were flying some formation and 5 of us had lunch on a Friday - sat outside it was a nice day. Lizard sends
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,710
Posted By A6PILOT
Happiness is

taxiing out of the arresting gear after your last night trap in the USN.
No wait. It's setting the parking brake after your last flight at a major
US airline. Nope, it is sitting around a table with...
Forum: Safety 11-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 41,575
Posted By A6PILOT
Overhead Breaks - Good

Hey, This is America so I get to express my opinion. After twenty years flying jets in the USN and 17 years flying heavy metal for the airline, I love the overhead break and use it whenever I can. At...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,012
Posted By A6PILOT
Where

is the picture of this little passenger?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,187
Posted By A6PILOT
Reading this thread made me think of the 9...

Reading this thread made me think of the 9 porta-potty blow down in HBC. I'm not going to make it this year but I will never forget hiding behind that wooden building watching a light plane blow over...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-13-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By A6PILOT
Good show Ravens. Lizard sends

Good show Ravens. Lizard sends
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-06-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,815
Posted By A6PILOT
Thumbs up Looking good Renegades!

Looking good Renegades!
Forum: Propellers 05-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,944
Posted By A6PILOT
Nothing in an airplane really pays for itself....

Nothing in an airplane really pays for itself. Equip your plane to match the mission you intend to pursue. I have owned three RV's all with constant speed props. I fly lots of formation and akro. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,928
Posted By A6PILOT
I just did a forum search for Flying with canopy...

I just did a forum search for Flying with canopy open and got a bunch of good threads. It has been done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,928
Posted By A6PILOT
Open Canopy

Search RV-8 improved airflow by Jon Thocker. Should give you some insight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,580
Posted By A6PILOT
Canopy open in flight

OK Jon, I read your reply and I have to inform the original poster that a lot of
research has already been done in 2008. Please search for "canopy open in flight" or RV-8 "improved" airflow to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,508
Posted By A6PILOT
1968 in an A6 Intruder from California to Hawaii....

1968 in an A6 Intruder from California to Hawaii. A little over 2000 nm. Crew of two, two engines, two ejection seats. Escorted by an A3 tanker. Now, in my RV8 I stay within gliding distance of land....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,014
Posted By A6PILOT
Great video. Congrats Gringo and team.

Great video. Congrats Gringo and team.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,076
Posted By A6PILOT
Any pictures of the flyover?

Any pictures of the flyover?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By A6PILOT
Gringo and Renegades, "SIERRA HOTEL" ---...

Gringo and Renegades, "SIERRA HOTEL" --- Lizard sends
Forum: Safety 11-20-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,943
Posted By A6PILOT
Cool Short answer : yes

As a retired USN pilot and retired airline pilot I can state that yes there are some airline pilots who fly the autopilot well but have let their manual flying skills decay. A really sharp "manual"...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,531
Posted By A6PILOT
Thanks to Jeff Point for getting me out safely...

Thanks to Jeff Point for getting me out safely past the 5K racers. Lizard
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,787
Posted By A6PILOT
I can tell you what I did when I bought my RV8. I...

I can tell you what I did when I bought my RV8. I had 800 hrs in RV6A and 100 hrs tailwheel (Cub, Taylorcraft, Champ) I enlisted the aid of a friend who is a CFI and owns a RV7. For two hours we shot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,789
Posted By A6PILOT
Thank you all for your responses and offers of...

Thank you all for your responses and offers of help. I have a 60 inch cable and a 70.5. I had them both overnighted from Van's. I did lubricate the heat damaged cable but I suspect it's only a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-23-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,789
Posted By A6PILOT
RV-8 Throttle Cable question

I bought a neat RV8 and I love it. The throttle cable is stiff and I know it's heat related. I want to order the correct cable so when I take that bad boy out I have one to put in. I'm having trouble...
Forum: Safety 02-01-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,915
Posted By A6PILOT
USN training

I have been following this thread with great interest. I just wanted to add that I got this training for free- I just had to fly a few combat missions in SE Asia and fly off carriers for 20 years. :)...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-18-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,215
Posted By A6PILOT
Another possible solution

I have thought long and hard about this problem. On an RV6A like I fly now - put a tailwheel on it to cushion the blows. On the RV8 I am in the process of buying, I plan to add a nosewheel to protect...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-12-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By A6PILOT
Good Show

Hey Ripper, It's obvious you Kansas guys have been practicing. Lookin good. Lizard sends
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,571
Posted By A6PILOT
Naval Aviator

T34, T2, F9 Cougar, A6 (3000 hrs, 830 traps), TA4J (800 hrs training cmd), Years 1966-1986. Currently RV6A 650 hours and loving every minute. Lizard sends
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-01-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,826
Posted By A6PILOT
My buddy is having trouble clicking on this link....

My buddy is having trouble clicking on this link. Anyone else?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-01-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,826
Posted By A6PILOT
Formation practice over Corsicana KCRS

Thought some would be interested in our formation practice. A pilot friend's daughter asked to ride with me and take a few photo's. She soloed at 16, private pilot as soon as she legally could, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By A6PILOT
I talked to a tech rep today and he explained how...

I talked to a tech rep today and he explained how to change the jumper in the data processing unit to get the correct readout. Thanks for the responses - problem solved.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By A6PILOT
Tach indicator problems

I just switched from LASAR to Slick mags and the RPM indicator shows about 1/2 the actual RPM on the VM1000. The transducer is the correct one for Slick mags P/N 3010005. I have the transducer...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-29-2006, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By A6PILOT
Fellow RVers and Commemorative Air Force...

Fellow RVers and Commemorative Air Force Colonels. The Lizard wears two hats. Come to KCRS and see the Falcon Flight rehearse and do a practice airshow routine. Rub elbows with the world famous...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-28-2006, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By A6PILOT
Hi, This is America - it's a free country and the...

Hi, This is America - it's a free country and the airport is open to the public. So if you fly in to CRS on Sat Dec 9th to enjoy looking at airplanes, who is gonna say you can't land? Bring lunch...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-27-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By A6PILOT
Invite to Coyote Squadron BBQ

Fellow RVers, The Coyote Squadron of the CAF is having a BBQ Sat Dec 9th at our hangar on airport KCRS (Corsicana,TX) Chow line starts at 1100, raffle off a 4 wheeler at 1200. Proceeds go to rebuild...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 31,652
Posted By A6PILOT
What else do I fly?

After 20 years in the USN flying the A6 Intruder I retired off the MD80, 727, 757,767, at a major airline. For the first year of retirement I fished all I could & drank all the beer I could. My wife...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,455
Posted By A6PILOT
Dent

Kahuna, I'm Bob's friend with the dent. It was during formation practice and the buzzard did not have clearance into this particular airspace. The dent (1 and 1/2 inches deep, about six inches in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By A6PILOT
My opinion

Accidents, liability, who built it, who designed it. As a former Naval Aviator and safety school graduate I can share with you my secret knowledge -- accidents are primarily caused by the "loose nut"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,742
Posted By A6PILOT
mstewart

Those RV haters and us RV lovers might be getting our collective legs pulled if that's the same Mike (Kahuna) who has built an RV6A and a Super RV8. Just a thought before anybody goes "postal"
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,217
Posted By A6PILOT
One vote for cooling

Ive been following this thread with interest. I have blast tubes to my alternator and both mags. Why? Because Tony Bingelis said to do it in his book on engines. 900 TT hours on this RV6A - I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,728
Posted By A6PILOT
I would like to add a vote for my Dynon D10A. I...

I would like to add a vote for my Dynon D10A. I love it- it can keep up with my aileron rolls and wifferdills. I can read it with my bifocal sunglasses so I don't know what those complaints are all...
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