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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By scrollF4
Roger that, Jim, that's not a problem. I meant...

Roger that, Jim, that's not a problem. I meant two things:
- It'll take a little longer to recharge the 900 with a 60 amp alternator, but I should have pointed out it takes only a minute or two...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By scrollF4
One other consideration, slightly buried in their...

One other consideration, slightly buried in their documentation:
You want to get the right battery for your alternator.

If your alternator is rated for 60 amps (as is for most of the 2-seat RVs),...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-30-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By scrollF4
Nope. You, Sir, are incorrect. I flew 2069...

Nope.

You, Sir, are incorrect.

I flew 2069 hours (no more, no less) in the back seat of F-4G Phantom Wild Weasels. The forward visibility from the "pit" was so bad that pilots, taking their...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-18-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By scrollF4
Prayer light set to bright/flash

Doug,
I know Susie must be taking her Mom’s loss hard, but she is surrounded by friends who pray for her peace. I remember how much you enjoyed taking Edna flying, and how she enjoyed being your...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-17-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,366
Posted By scrollF4
Proposing...THE RV-16!!

...and why not ?!

What do you get when you expand the size of an RV-7?
The RV-14!
After all: RV-7 x 2 = RV-14

With that in mind....

What do you get when you expand the size of an RV-8?
The...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By scrollF4
Mike speaks with wisdom. Check out FFI.AERO for...

Mike speaks with wisdom. Check out FFI.AERO for more info. FFI was started by an RV’r for RV’rs, although it has expanded into other general aviation types.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,813
Posted By scrollF4
OK, It's My Turn

Dan,
I'll relay a similar story, but I was "that guy." Our airport (52F, under the DFW Class B shelf) is close enough to DFW, Alliance, and Denton that we try to align our runway 17/35 ops with the...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By scrollF4
Mickey, Is your aircraft wrapped, or...

Mickey,
Is your aircraft wrapped, or painted/bare?
Vinyl wrap changes the airplane’s impedance and, thus, can impact your radios’ transmission or reception unless addressed. Happened to me.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By scrollF4
Please help me understand what protections you...

Please help me understand what protections you still have. Does that circuit still have normal over-amp CB protection?
Forum: Safety 10-11-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,571
Posted By scrollF4
Scott, What a well-stated comment. To me the...

Scott,
What a well-stated comment. To me the biggest take-away is that the part appeared to have failed in a manner completely outside the failure mode addressed by the SB. Another reason for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,006
Posted By scrollF4
X2 for the Aveo Red Barons. I mounted two of...

X2 for the Aveo Red Barons. I mounted two of them on the fuselage at exactly the same point over/under each other on the fuselage top and bottom half way back between the rear window and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By scrollF4
Bulldog Flight

Hey Slats,
Will Bulldog Flight perform in the Airshow box again this year? What a great performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By scrollF4
The Mountain calls!

Kelli and I CANNOT WAIT for PJ! It's always a hoot, wonderful people, great food, and fantastic scenery both from the air and on the ground.

As for me, I'm on the hunt for the 1st place trophy in...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,571
Posted By scrollF4
By who’s direction?

Gerard,
Have you turned in the part for an engineering assessment, perhaps to Van’s? Are you relaying Van’s engineers’ direction to suspend the SB? That failure is pretty notable, and I’m glad you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-04-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,618
Posted By scrollF4
I think that'd be OK, but you may be parked a bit...

I think that'd be OK, but you may be parked a bit down the runway edge. Still,
you'll definitely get to show her an RV.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks, gents.

Thanks, gents.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By scrollF4
Engine-driven Fuel Pumps: Tempest vs Lycoming

After 6 years and 1200 tach hours, my engine-driven fuel pump is starting to occasionally miss a beat. Might be time to replace.

I see two clear options on the Spruce lineup: The Tempest pump...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By scrollF4
Whose fuel is it? GAMI? Swift?

Whose fuel is it? GAMI? Swift?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-20-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By scrollF4
Hey, folks, please don't speculate in advance of...

Hey, folks, please don't speculate in advance of a final investigation report. None of us have access to any of the mishap evidence.

See VAF Posting Rule #2.

https://vansairforce.net/rules.htm
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By scrollF4
Luca that’s fantastic! Do y’all have FFI flight...

Luca that’s fantastic! Do y’all have FFI flight leads out there? FFI was home-grown here in Texas by Stu Mccurdy and other former military pilots to instill standardization, discipline, and safety...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By scrollF4
Maybe so, but the thing is, every toast would be...

Maybe so, but the thing is, every toast would be to honor Red's nephew, so it's totally worth it.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-11-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By scrollF4
Challenge accepted :cool:

Challenge accepted :cool:
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-11-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By scrollF4
Red, I'm really glad I could help, and a solemn...

Red,
I'm really glad I could help, and a solemn and heart-felt hand salute to your nephew, his service, and his sacrifice, as well as his family's.
A solid WELL DONE to the KC pilots for taking part....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By scrollF4
I drilled (lot's of) holes using a normal drill...

I drilled (lot's of) holes using a normal drill bit and power drill at slower RPM. Kept drilling it until I got it slightly past balanced, then filled the holes with micro and sanded flush. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By scrollF4
We’ll done, David!

Now get that a phase 1 done. The REAL fun begins :cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
‘Nuff said

Excellent exchange, this one’s ready for bed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
Noted. VPX ain't for you. Got it. I do. I...

Noted. VPX ain't for you. Got it.



I do. I had two options available: The other stick's trim switch and the VPX menu. I just used the VPX's capabilities.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
True. It helps that I have two screens. Losing...

True. It helps that I have two screens. Losing one, I still have full function on the other. If I lose both, we’ll, I have other problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
TS, You're absolutely right.

TS,
You're absolutely right.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
Hi Dan. The first event was a short in my wingtip...

Hi Dan.
The first event was a short in my wingtip light wiring. I had used blade connectors, both with plastic insulated blades, but I shrink-wrapped them together instead of individually. I used...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
...right?! Like me. 2x PMags, 2x HDX, GTN650xi,...

...right?! Like me. 2x PMags, 2x HDX, GTN650xi, hard IFR to LPV minimums, all on a VPX with 6+ years and 1300+ trouble-free hours except for 2 episodes of electrical components acting up...and the...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By scrollF4
MODERATOR: Closing the thread in accordance...

MODERATOR:

Closing the thread in accordance with VAF posting rules. Per Doug's intentions for VAF:

"...here at VAF we're just gonna stick with talking about building and flying and enjoying Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By scrollF4
Al, Did this seal work for you? Kept the rain...

Al,
Did this seal work for you? Kept the rain water out?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
The VPX is painted red. Sweet!:cool:

The VPX is painted red. Sweet!:cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By scrollF4
Popcorn popped and buttered. :cool: Actually I...

Popcorn popped and buttered. :cool:

Actually I have just over 1300 hours of trouble-free service from my VPX, and I love it. Here are my plusses:

- Way easier wiring, including the runs to/from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By scrollF4
Mostly Rush.

Mostly Rush.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By scrollF4
Vac, Data, Chris, and Co, Well done, Y’all. I...

Vac, Data, Chris, and Co,
Well done, Y’all. I think the best part about this award, the thing that underscores the strength and value of the concept, is that this is the second Founders Innovation...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-21-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By scrollF4
Our voices have been heard!

Jay Pratt just passed the good news: The Corn Roast is ON!
Wednesday, 1700 at HBC pavilion, y'all.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By scrollF4
HBC Corn Roast

Hey has anyone heard news about a corn roast this year at HBC? I hope it's happening.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,977
Posted By scrollF4
Well done, Jay. Did you say you're flying the...

Well done, Jay. Did you say you're flying the new Horse out to OSH? We'll see you there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,065
Posted By scrollF4
Alrighty. This one has run its course. The...

Alrighty.
This one has run its course. The points have been made.
Locking the conversation. Have a nice RV day.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-10-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By scrollF4
It’s a 1” black plastic tube like Scott...

It’s a 1” black plastic tube like Scott mentioned, aimed at the top of the battery.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By scrollF4
…get that polished insulated box with the bracket...

…get that polished insulated box with the bracket for clamping-in-place a blast tube from the engine baffle back wall to the battery. I’ve had zero trouble with battery temps.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By scrollF4
Smokey, Throwing a nickel on the grass. Cheers...

Smokey,
Throwing a nickel on the grass.

Cheers to the Weasel warrior (and his fighter pilot son).
Clink - glug glug - SMASH!

The prayer light is on bright/flash.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,898
Posted By scrollF4
Blast from the past....

Jim, what structural glue did you finally use to attach your targa?
Forum: Safety 06-26-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,099
Posted By scrollF4
Please, folks, please remember Doug's Posting...

Please, folks, please remember Doug's Posting Rule #2: No speculation. We don't have the evidence set in front of us, and aren't yet in any position to "draw lessons" from a mishap we ourselves...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-25-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By scrollF4
The P-51 dawn patrol cranking up and launching? ...

The P-51 dawn patrol cranking up and launching? Oh, my giddy heart...
Forum: The RV Grin 06-25-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By scrollF4
What a great line for Dad to say to his...

What a great line for Dad to say to his buds:

"Yep, he set his first rivet before his front teeth were in." Awesome, Greg. :cool:
Forum: The RV Grin 06-15-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By scrollF4
Beau, Congrats man! You'll love your RV in...

Beau,
Congrats man! You'll love your RV in whatever form it takes. The Cards are awesome, and Cookie ought to get bonus checks from Vans for how well she showcases the RV experience.

Welcome to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By scrollF4
Wilco, Don.

Wilco, Don.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By scrollF4
Skyview HDX: Runaway ADAHRS

I have a sudden problem with both of my HDX ADAHRS units. Last week my avionics guy (among this community’s very best, so don’t think I’m knocking him) accomplished KELLI GIRL’s biannual...
Forum: Safety 06-08-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,099
Posted By scrollF4
Sad indeed. Throw a nickel on the grass.

Sad indeed. Throw a nickel on the grass.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,505
Posted By scrollF4
DC is right, But I just can't believe your RV...

DC is right,
But I just can't believe your RV gained 86 lbs. Weight it again, tanks empty, with the oil in. If you can find scales.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,011
Posted By scrollF4
But I would discourage an overpressure...

But I would discourage an overpressure auto-bypass. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,011
Posted By scrollF4
Everybody be nice.

Everybody be nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By scrollF4
To me? YES! I consistently got better quality...

To me? YES! I consistently got better quality rivets, whether they be #3 or #4, domed or flush. My pneumatic squeezer was my top-preferred tool and method for riveting.

Isham sells their...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-17-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By scrollF4
Leslee, I’m surprised that they specifically...

Leslee,
I’m surprised that they specifically require 9A training. Most insurers accept transition training in similar A-model training (6A, 7A, or 9A). If they’ll accept that, it’ll expand your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By scrollF4
If nothing else, just remove the tire/wheel and...

If nothing else, just remove the tire/wheel and have it balanced at your corner tire store. They’ll use the weights that attach to the wheel adhesively.

But there’s one other thing to check. Make...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-27-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Mission success!

Jim contacted Jessie Saint and got set up. Thanks, VAF, for the swift and accurate vector!
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-27-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By scrollF4
Yes, Jeff, thank you, I understand that...

Yes, Jeff, thank you, I understand that discussion. Not all A&Ps are created equal, but insurance requirements can get quite specific. Ergo, the original request (as stated by the buying pilot): A...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-26-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By scrollF4
Exclamation Seeking A&P for RV-6A Prebuy near Spring Hill/Brooksville FL KBKV

Folks,
My buddy JimB86 (brand new to VAF) is looking to buy an RV-6A near Spring Hill/Brooksville FL, but needs a good RV-savvy A&P to conduct a thorough prebuy, and soon. I promised him I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,142
Posted By scrollF4
Flew with 50+ of our closest friends

The Falcon Flight Formation Clinic in Temple TX was an absolute blast! I got to lead six 4-ship formation training flights. We flew the most red scareys ever. Two 16+ ship diamonds of diamonds...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By scrollF4
And/Or....

...are you using Vertical Power Pro VPX and an EFIS (like SkyView)? VPX can be programmed to limit/inhibit flap actuation based on pilot-set airspeeds. The airspeed may be set too low.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By scrollF4
There is absolutely no need to cut new panels....

There is absolutely no need to cut new panels.

The hole is the same size laterally, but shorter vertically. The HDX will fit into that hole, and the top pair of mounting screws do line up with the...
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