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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By Robert Sailor
Short flight to Sedona, AZ. Beautiful area, wifey...

Short flight to Sedona, AZ. Beautiful area, wifey and I went on a nice hike in the hills. Rugged country in this neck of the woods.:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By Robert Sailor
I have zero issues with learning slips or any...

I have zero issues with learning slips or any other maneuvers, itís a good idea:)
Iím just commenting on how RVís slip. Not much out there will fly quite as nice as an RV which is why after flying...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By Robert Sailor
RVís do not slip well, actually they are poor at...

RVís do not slip well, actually they are poor at it. If you think they are good at slipping then youíve never flown anything that is actually good. Modern Cessnas and Pipers, Beechcraft etc are also...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Robert Sailor
By the way, in my experience Canadian officials...

By the way, in my experience Canadian officials really are not interested in making sure the USA aircraft are properly marked so as others have said, come on up and enjoy yourself, we love American...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Robert Sailor
Your markings in Canada are something like...

Your markings in Canada are something like thisÖ..place them on the side of the fuselage at just under 12Ē and your good to go.
If you canít do that or you donít want to then go ahead and use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,568
Posted By Robert Sailor
Well I learned something todayÖbeen spending too...

Well I learned something todayÖbeen spending too much time around sail boats
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,568
Posted By Robert Sailor
Never heard of 303 stainlessÖ.304..316 but not 303

Never heard of 303 stainlessÖ.304..316 but not 303
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By Robert Sailor
Itís not a bad idea to have someone familiar with...

Itís not a bad idea to have someone familiar with all the maneuvers go out with you and display them and then go by yourself to practice Ö.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 10-30-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Robert Sailor
Smile I can't count the number of tailwheel checkouts...

I can't count the number of tailwheel checkouts I've done over the years but certainly a ton of them.
If students learning on tricycle gear aircraft were held to the same standards as tailwheel ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,431
Posted By Robert Sailor
Mexico is a wonderful place with beautiful...

Mexico is a wonderful place with beautiful people. We have spent tons of time in Mexico and have always been treated like royalty.
You'll love it down there. Depending where you are the services can...
Forum: RV-15 10-18-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,958
Posted By Robert Sailor
Maules are basically Piper Pacers with larger...

Maules are basically Piper Pacers with larger engines. It's rare to cruise at book speed in 180hp Maules....more like 115 mph. They are cool in their own way:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Robert Sailor
I have it in our 6 but I'm not that familiar with...

I have it in our 6 but I'm not that familiar with it other than it auto resets if it trips a circuit. I've put a few hundred hours on it and so far it's been trouble free.
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert Sailor
I know a fellow that sold his 8 after doing...

I know a fellow that sold his 8 after doing aerobatics in a friends 4 and bought a 4 so depending on your use, it may not be much of a step down.:)
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert Sailor
We have an RV6A with an IO-320 with electronic...

We have an RV6A with an IO-320 with electronic ignition and constant speed prop. Live on the coast in BC so at least half of our flying is in the mountains. I've owned 5 Mooney's, 2 Bonanzas, 2...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robert Sailor
Thank you very much EDCLEE and ROBÖ.I really...

Thank you very much EDCLEE and ROBÖ.I really appreciate that information. I have a friend that can school me now that I understand what I have there. I took a 20 year hiatus from flying and when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robert Sailor
Hey Rob, Sorry to be a pain, I really don't...

Hey Rob,
Sorry to be a pain, I really don't understand what kind of system was installed here. You are spot on...if I select "check" and then go to electric it is exactly like you said...greyed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robert Sailor
Thanks Rob. Youíve helped me out in the past,...

Thanks Rob. Youíve helped me out in the past, thanks again for that. I had a computer savvy friend download/install the new software, including update on base maps and a new subscription to Seattle...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robert Sailor
Was hoping someone with an afs EFIS would have...

Was hoping someone with an afs EFIS would have this info at the tip of their tongue
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robert Sailor
Thanks, remember your dealing with a technical...

Thanks, remember your dealing with a technical moron...I'm only aware of one type of electronic circuit breaker in AFSystems. I don't know what a license key is? :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robert Sailor
Help Neeed Advanced Flight Services EFIS

I'm technically a moron...I have the 5600 AFS EFIS and I just had the new software downloaded but I have a question....

I'm trying to get into the Electronic Circuit Breaker Page...its on page 92 of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By Robert Sailor
We flew to Tsuniah Lake Lodge located in the...

We flew to Tsuniah Lake Lodge located in the mountains in Norther BC. 3 days of wonderful times...fishing and just enjoying each others company. Wonderful time. Fishing is amazing of course. Nice...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,709
Posted By Robert Sailor
Not attempting to take away any skill from the...

Not attempting to take away any skill from the pilot as he got near perfect results...however in order to skillfully put a plane down on water it requires practice and most people only get one shot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,789
Posted By Robert Sailor
Advanced Flight Systems were impeccable in their...

Advanced Flight Systems were impeccable in their service and their EFIS is second to none....good organization.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,323
Posted By Robert Sailor
My RV 6A with an IO320 and Hartzell prop does...

My RV 6A with an IO320 and Hartzell prop does itís best work around 10,000 plus. I get decent speed, use less fuel, love it. Autopilot on and trucking along between 160-164 knots depending on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By Robert Sailor
Until you get some flying time in you lose a lot...

Until you get some flying time in you lose a lot of what you learned in 7 hours. Don't let too much time go by before you add more tailwheel time.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By Robert Sailor
Dave, The Vans tailwheel aircraft are pretty easy...

Dave,
The Vans tailwheel aircraft are pretty easy to fly so getting time in any tailwheel aircraft will set you up for a very short transition to your aircraft.

Does your RV have full dual controls?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,646
Posted By Robert Sailor
Over the last 50 some years I've owned dozens of...

Over the last 50 some years I've owned dozens of certified aircraft and nothing you could have said or done would have changed my mind, certainly zero interest in homebuilts. My favorite cross...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,683
Posted By Robert Sailor
It won't be over a 50 foot obstacle, you can be...

It won't be over a 50 foot obstacle, you can be sure of that:)
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,171
Posted By Robert Sailor
If you are flying aerobatics properly no one who...

If you are flying aerobatics properly no one who knows what they are doing is looking at their airspeed at the top of a loop. They have their eyes outside of the cockpit pretty much all of the time....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By Robert Sailor
Treat it like a taxi wheel only and you'll be...

Treat it like a taxi wheel only and you'll be good to go. ;)
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,186
Posted By Robert Sailor
I think you should spend some time on the books...

I think you should spend some time on the books and air regs as we tend to hold our muscle memory and lose our general memory of detailed items. Things change as well. I had a 20 year hiatus from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,107
Posted By Robert Sailor
Your a funny guy....I'll give you that :D When...

Your a funny guy....I'll give you that :D

When a person is first learning to fly they have absolutely no idea of what a nice flying aircraft actually flies like because they have no reference....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,107
Posted By Robert Sailor
Aircraft are different for different missions....

Aircraft are different for different missions. You want to get a good float plane...donít buy an RV ...want to buy a ski plane..donít buy an RV. Want to pack a big load....donít buy an RV. Want to...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-20-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,109
Posted By Robert Sailor
Looking for airpark rental this fall and winter

Hoping to try something different this winter, just sold our sailboat after years of world wide sailing.
Looking for an airpark in the southern USA that we could rent a smaller residence for 5-6...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,415
Posted By Robert Sailor
If you are flying on a regular basis its doubtful...

If you are flying on a regular basis its doubtful that any additive really does anything so change oil every 50 hours and you'll be good to go however if the engine sits for long periods of time, by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,107
Posted By Robert Sailor
The Cessna 172 is probably the safest aircraft...

The Cessna 172 is probably the safest aircraft every built and if I had to do a forced landing in an aircraft I'd rather be in the 172 than an RV. That said they are very different aircraft with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By Robert Sailor
Iíve got very wide feet as well and I found some...

Iíve got very wide feet as well and I found some Puma running type shoes...although they are not typical runners that are wide enough for my feet but the overall width is way narrower than typical...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By Robert Sailor
When I was growing up my Dad reminded me that if...

When I was growing up my Dad reminded me that if I only hung around people that agreed with me all the time I wouldn't learn very much. :)

As long as the criticism is constructive ...personally I...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-09-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,291
Posted By Robert Sailor
Congratulations Barbara......when women pilots...

Congratulations Barbara......when women pilots are good....they are very good.:D
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,268
Posted By Robert Sailor
The effects of a full power go around vary from...

The effects of a full power go around vary from aircraft to aircraft....flying an Aeronca 7AC and applying full power on a go around is rather a yawn moment, yup you have to apply some forward stick...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,268
Posted By Robert Sailor
I'm wondering about the comment about trim forces...

I'm wondering about the comment about trim forces on a go around as most powerful aircraft behave similarly in go arounds.Try a go around with flaps on a 185 cessna....if your a woman or an older guy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,124
Posted By Robert Sailor
So your heightened anxiety is troubling you? ...

So your heightened anxiety is troubling you? All that's really happening is that you are being open and honest...a quality that's getting rare these days. :confused:

Its normal to have some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By Robert Sailor
I've owned a lot of aircraft over the years, many...

I've owned a lot of aircraft over the years, many injected and many with carbs.:D
My preference is always fuel injection but like several others have said there are many things far more important...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,677
Posted By Robert Sailor
Throttle full forward, mixture rich,prime for 4-5...

Throttle full forward, mixture rich,prime for 4-5 seconds....throttle cracked,mixture full rich and its starts everytime within a few blades. Engine IO-320
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,111
Posted By Robert Sailor
Some aluminum tape does a decent job:

Some aluminum tape does a decent job:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,047
Posted By Robert Sailor
As soon as you get away from the basic trainers,...

As soon as you get away from the basic trainers, ie cessna and piper's and a few others each individual aircraft has it's own best way to land....... Mooney's, Comanches, Bonanzas, Vikings all land...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,943
Posted By Robert Sailor
We love ours and working with Advanced has been...

We love ours and working with Advanced has been nothing short of a pleasure.
I'm sure you'll have a similar experience...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Robert Sailor
Smile My wife decided she wanted to learn to fly years...

My wife decided she wanted to learn to fly years ago. I suggested she learn on a tailwheel because once she was proficient in a tailwheel flying anything else would be easy for her plus she wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Robert Sailor
If the insurance rates are higher on tail wheels...

If the insurance rates are higher on tail wheels just accept that they are correct. Nobody studies accident rates more than insurance companies. Probably just as many tail wheel RVs flip as trikes....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Robert Sailor
I don't have any stats on RV accidents but I'd...

I don't have any stats on RV accidents but I'd really be surprised if the tailwheels had a lower accident rate than the trike gear...that would certainly go against what's going on in the rest of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By Robert Sailor
I stored our aircraft with a lycoming engine for...

I stored our aircraft with a lycoming engine for a bit over 2 years. Won't do that again. I had the special Phillips storage oil plus I fogged the cylinders and put a do not move sticker on the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,925
Posted By Robert Sailor
Depending how much of your time is in light...

Depending how much of your time is in light aircraft and how recent it is the RV6/6A is a very easy aircraft to fly.. The 6A is capable of shorter takeoffs and landings because its capable of higher...
Forum: Safety 11-24-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By Robert Sailor
Can't do it in a Champ but if you can run lean of...

Can't do it in a Champ but if you can run lean of peak in your RV your carbon monoxide problems are over.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,360
Posted By Robert Sailor
Our aircraft is a 6A and the builder registered...

Our aircraft is a 6A and the builder registered an 1800 lb gross weight. It has the IO-320 and CS prop and the battery is mounted on the firewall. Empty weight is very close to 1100 lbs.
The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,104
Posted By Robert Sailor
Seems engine longevity and overall reliability...

Seems engine longevity and overall reliability is driven by cylinder head temps. Running lean of peak reduces cylinder temps to levels that are very healthy for these engines. Reduced fuel...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,353
Posted By Robert Sailor
The fuel flow recommendation that I put forth is...

The fuel flow recommendation that I put forth is not mine, itís Mike Buschís numbers....:)
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,353
Posted By Robert Sailor
Generally a good rule of thumb is 1 gal of fuel...

Generally a good rule of thumb is 1 gal of fuel for each 10 hp for takeoff. For example 160 hp should be using around 16 gal per hour on takeoff. This allows a rich enough mixture to give you good...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,954
Posted By Robert Sailor
Car engines are water cooled and can be built to...

Car engines are water cooled and can be built to tighter tolerances and operate at consistent temperatures.Most aircraft engines are air cooled and have to deal with the changes in temperatures,...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,954
Posted By Robert Sailor
Ive been flying for a bit over 55 years and...

Ive been flying for a bit over 55 years and accumulated just over 10,000 hours. Iíve had two engine failures during that time and both resulted in forced landings. One with no damage and the other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,141
Posted By Robert Sailor
Wasnít trying to bad mouth your comment :)...as...

Wasnít trying to bad mouth your comment :)...as sure you were unloading your elevator but you can unload the elevator in normal flight as anytime you change from descending or climbing back to level...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,141
Posted By Robert Sailor
Your not really unloading the elevator, what your...

Your not really unloading the elevator, what your doing is changing the angle of attack on the wing and allowing it to develop lift. Even if you are able to hold wings level with full aft stick,...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,322
Posted By Robert Sailor
I taught aerobatics for years in Citabrias,...

I taught aerobatics for years in Citabrias, Decathlons and Stearmans. I really don't know a lot about how the RV's were tested but I think it's fair to say that their track record is pretty decent....
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,828
Posted By Robert Sailor
This is very good advice, you need to build...

This is very good advice, you need to build confidence and skill. Tricycle gear masks, covers up and makes us appear that our skill levels are adequate when in fact they are not. A tail wheel...
Forum: Reviews 09-04-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,031
Posted By Robert Sailor
We are a second owner of an aircraft with Rob's...

We are a second owner of an aircraft with Rob's glass panel. He went out of his way to look after us in every way he could. Couldn't recommend him high enough, plus hes just a nice guy.:)
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