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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question Nose down

Another -7 owner here, commenting on observations…

At 8 gallons per hour in cruise, assuming you have a 390 engine, is definitely LOP.

Pitch attitude is definitely negative, interesting. Did you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 36,310
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Mogas

Run non-ethanol unleaded per the Lycoming STC guidance, even though we don’t need an STC for experimental aircraft, with the 8.5:1 compression. Some day a politically correct fuel will emerge at our...
Forum: Job Board 08-16-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Yes

We are 121 guys…
Forum: Job Board 08-16-2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Opportunity open, letting this thread run its course

Any more folks meeting the minimum requirements want to avoid the passenger airlines?

This thread will close, but we will perpetually need pilots that are looking for something different than the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-04-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Got one

PM sent. Please reply by pm.
Forum: Job Board 07-31-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Kalitta is different…

I’ll say hi to Jeff P for you, I flew with him last week. I’ll send him a note.



We have some of the best maintenance in the business and do work for other airlines in our Oscoda Michigan...
Forum: Job Board 07-29-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up A job board is strange

Yeah, I noticed the job board here, read the description of the thread and decided to post.

I’m literally looking for fellow RV builders and pilots to fly with. I found it odd there were so few...
Forum: Job Board 07-29-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Yes

Great question. Here’s an honest answer.

There’s good reasons to work for different companies. If you can make being based in Alaska work for you and your family for at least a few years, until...
Forum: Job Board 07-29-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Why not?

It’s a jobs board. What makes you think my post will be taken down?!?

I like to fly with other like minded pilots, how about you?
Forum: Job Board 07-28-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Doug

I’ve reached out to Doug with an invite. I think he’s still working toward the mins…gonna snag him sooner or later if I can!
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,788
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Vans has been expanding

We may be pleasantly surprised by Vans’ expansion and utilization of new in house and 3rd party parts manufacturers.

Speed may overcome lower prices. Notice most of the rivets on the prototype are...
Forum: Job Board 07-28-2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Need first officers - 777 and 747

Check out the requirements, namely >3000 total time, >500 turbine PIC on fixed wing aircraft, home basing, 16 on, 14 off flying the 777 or 747.

We’re adding 10 converted B777-300SRF in the next two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,036
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Proficiency...Do-Verify works well

Do - Verify is a great way to make sure you've caught all the applicable items. I know you're being sarcastic, but in all seriousness you should be chair flying things at zero airspeed and able to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,516
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Fifth stage, after a few years of ownership, tear...

Fifth stage, after a few years of ownership, tear it down and upgrade to new and exciting avionics, more powerful engine and update everything I can since I've learned a ton being in the RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,036
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Agree. Given that best glide is with flaps up in...

Agree. Given that best glide is with flaps up in all RVs, an engine failure on take off, or in any phase of flight, requires strict discipline to follow the checklist.

Doing the same thing every...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Leaning techniques for carbureted engines

It has been mentioned to pull the throttle lever back some to allow the carburetor butterfly to make the air somewhat turbulent on purpose to more evenly distribute the air and fuel to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow WB after the fix?

Probably need to make sure a proper aircraft weighing and resultant weight and balance was completed after the skin was replaced. Long moment, heavier skin, good to check. Also, if the plane hasn't...
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Aquisition time

Flying with a friend now and then who uses a SkyBeacon. The plane has to be put in the same place every time he rolls it out of the hangar. Position acquisition takes up to 10 minutes...sitting in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,769
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up RV-10 popularity

Case in point, people are willing to spend $350,000 and soon $400,000 for a well equipped glass cockpit RV-10.

Simply put, it is worth it! Maybe these experimentals are finally getting the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 46,109
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Thank you

Leok, that is a lot of work and posting it all for us to digest is a thankless and time consuming task.

For now I'm learning about the VPX system and will be putting one in my RV-7 as I take it all...
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Get the training that's available

First step, get the training you can find.

A side by side RV-7 transition training course will give you 99% of what you need to fly your RV-3 safely.

Have a good Phase I plan for flying your RV-3...
Forum: Safety 01-16-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,219
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up O2 and Pulse Ox Meter

Recommend flying as high as you have planned for your trip in the local area to test out any oxygen system you may choose to use. Carry a Pulse Ox meter that you put on your finger and test yourself...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,145
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Oil analysis over the years

Since 2013 when I bought my first RV, an RV-4 and started flying and maintaining my own airplane, I wanted some analysis behind my decisions. Oil analysis supported running that O-320 well past TBO,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-24-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,258
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up Thank you

Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Talk to your aviation lawyer and your local...

Talk to your aviation lawyer and your local FSDO.

When I asked my local FSDO Aviation Safety Inspectors in person here in South Carolina, the answer I shared is the one I got, complete with the regs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Guidance explained

;)

91.319 (h) points us to the 8900.1 guidance, which lists the things that can be done with a LODA in an experimental aircraft.

8900.1 Vol 3, Ch 11, Section 1 paragraph 3-293, B (2):

...LODAs...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Get in the books

Get into your engine owner's manual, there's power curves.

You'll want to be below 75% power when cruising around so you can get the most life out of your engine.

Using your manual you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation LODA needed, TW training in certified aircraft only

The FAA mandates and updated guidance are clear on training in experimental aircraft.

Make sure if you are going to be transition training in your own aircraft you get a LODA. It is so easy to do,...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,732
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Worth doing it right

Please get proper aerobatic instruction.

1. Get with an instructor that has the proper equipment. You must wear parachutes when other than solo.

2. Flying with an instructor in an aircraft...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-06-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,284
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Resources...

An old resource, but incredebly helpful for simply reminding myself of all the topics to cover and a way to cover them in an interesting...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-06-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,284
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Hand flying

Hand flying in IMC while managing required information single pilot seems like the most challenging for pilots who are rated, but still dependent on the autopilot in the RV series of aircraft.

Bring...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,296
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up Thank you

Thanks Vic! No doubt there is a time commitment to making these videos not limited to shooting, editing, uploading, etc.

This wealth of knowledge is definitely worth something to each of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation part number for oil screen gasket, O-360

This crush washer should be replaced each time the screen is cleaned.

When I was in the process of buying my flying RV-7 I went through it and found the lower rear oil filter screen hadn't ever been...
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,359
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool reseal IRAN

Your local prop shop should be able to describe the options available to you based on local aviation requirements.

Here in the U.S. I was flying a prop that was resealed in 2017, I had the log book...
Forum: Midwest 06-12-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Don't wait...

Right now RVs are selling quickly and there's a chance you might get an antsy seller.

Here's some tips on getting your prebuy started ASAP:

1. Know who your local A&P will be for condition...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,656
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Congrats!

Insurance gets cheaper, there's a few milestones...25 hours in type, then 100 hours tailwheel...not too tough to get that 100 hours done in the first year while you're motivated and practicing to...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,818
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Inexpensive considerations...

Consider these inexpensive ways to gain great experience while you are putting the finishing touches on your 7A:

1. Sporty's Learn to Fly Course
My son is doing flight training right now and it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Thanks for the heads up

Thanks for the note, I recently sent in my prop and installed it after getting it back looking new again.

Quick question, what size safety wire are you using? I've heard different things and want...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,009
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool I've got tight fitting gaps on my RV-7. I'm...

I've got tight fitting gaps on my RV-7. I'm going to use the 3M tape from Flyboys on the flap and teflon tape under the wing skin.

This combo should protect the flap and slide smoothly as they go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool I Second ClassicAero

After looking at all commercially available RV carpets I went with Classic Aero and am happy with my new carpet. It took about three months from ordering to receiving my order. My RV-7 is quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Trying some seals

I'm going to try some new seals from McMaster Carr. There's so many different shapes and kinds, I think the one that clamps on and folds over will do well in the front of the tip up.

Other bulb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By FlyinTiger
Talking P shaped weather stripping

Do you happen to have dimensions of this "P shaped" weather stripping?

I need to try something more sticky and less of a rubber bump. Riding the edge of sealing just barely for ease of canopy...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow ELT antenna

My antenna is inside the baggage area just behind the left seat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,503
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Ride to fly

Riding to the airport to fly is quite common among motorcycle owners.

If you do or not do something for someone else, you'll likely be unhappy. Do what you need to do for yourself...probably not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question Updates?

Did the OP get his training? How did it go?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,237
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation 1 oz. only

Also, from a Hartzell Service Bulletin HC-SL-61-366 I read these CAUTIONS:

CAUTION 3: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PUMP MORE THAN 1 FL. OZ. (30 ML) OF
GREASE INTO THE LUBRICATION FITTING ON AN ALUMINUM
HUB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,074
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Consider a partner

I haven't seen anyone mention it, but consider a partner. Splitting the costs can be rewarding and allow two people to build and fly a $75,000 plane for $37,500 each.

Consider that insurance will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,208
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Commercially sold instrument cover

There's an instrument cover that is sold by Flightline Interiors. I'm not sure about cooling issues. I'm considering giving it a try. Might have to put an extra fan to move air through the area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Rain

I recently made a trip to Kentucky from South Carolina. I parked for three days and my RV-7 tip up endured heavy rain off and on for a good 24 hours during the time it was parked outside on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-10-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Secondary

Now that you mention it, I keep a 4" folding Benchmade knife clipped in my pocket. It has a nice handle that could likely crack the canopy if hammered against it in an emergency.

I suppose if I...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,431
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool So...where would you mount it? I'm not sure...

So...where would you mount it? I'm not sure there is a surface like that in the RV. The back of the seats isn't reachable for me or my passengers. Our arms aren't that long.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-09-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow A couple more details

At the risk of being obvious or boring, I know that there are some new to traveling in a GA aircraft and even a few lurking that are thinking of building or buying an RV just for the benefit of cross...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-09-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile SC to KY and back

Traveling by RV is a fantastic way to get around the country. For any destination this side of the Mississippi from SC I can easily beat total time to fly in a commercial airliner.

My daughter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,743
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile 2400 hours on engine?

Thanks for the pictures and info. I'm assuming this is a post showing 2400 hours on your engine, original cylinders etc.

Great data points. I fully intend to run my Lycoming well past TBO and only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Paying for pre-buy exam

First of all, make a "conditional offer" that clearly states the offer is contingent on the aircraft being airworthy as determined by a pre-buy exam done by a qualified individual. Vic Syracuse has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Interesting

I'd love to hear how this isn't falsifying a log book.

Logging 25 hours by flying only 2.6 hours of flight time? Gonna have to explain that loop hole to us who log each hour the old fashioned way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,998
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Serious question - how do we protect the hearing...

Serious question - how do we protect the hearing of these dogs that ride along in our very loud airplanes? RVs are some of the loudest. Take your headset off and see what a dog without hearing...
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,973
Posted By FlyinTiger
Did you get your training?

If you're having trouble getting training in a tricycle gear RV just go fly with someone training in a tail dragger. You'll meet the type specific training requirement and get some valuable training...
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile RSVP if you're sure you'll be there

Hello again! We are in March and doing the final stages of planning for the Broxton Bridge camping trip and lunch meeting.

Lunch will be at 11 am on Saturday. If you'd like to stay the night...
Forum: Southeast 02-18-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Camping and B&B rooms

Update:

Several people have reserved rooms at the B&B, and there are several rooms available. Some are staying Friday night, and one couple staying Saturday night.

If you think you might camp or...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation other options

Just in case Jesse Saint and Vic Syracuse aren't available on your timeline, here's how to get a fair prebuy examination (it's technically not an inspection and doesn't go in the log book).

Call EAA...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-18-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,589
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Start riding along now...

It is good to see another person who has the itch to fly. Start riding with anyone you can find flying. Find people that are close to you here on VAF so you can start riding in RVs too. Don't...
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Wild life on the plantation

Questions are coming in regarding the wild life in the South Carolina "low country." As with any rural location, it is important that we all keep an eye out for animals crossing a grass runway or...
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Fun overnight at SC55 - March 26 and 27, 2021

Looking to stir the pot a bit and get some folks out to a fun destination in South Carolina.

Broxton Bridge Plantation - SC55 - South Carolina

My wife and I will be there on Friday evening,...
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