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Forum: Formation Flying 09-23-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By scrollF4
The flight lead needs to find and set a power...

The flight lead needs to find and set a power setting, and leave it there. Leading FFI flights at about 3000’ MSL in my -7A with 180hp IO360-M1B and Hartzell Blended Airfoil CS prop, I set 21” at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,304
Posted By scrollF4
It says Rhome is the location of the salvage...

It says Rhome is the location of the salvage (airplane), not the mishap location. Rhome is under the 10 O'clock edge of the DFW Class B.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By scrollF4
I'll be there, Bulldog.

I'll be there, Bulldog.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-10-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By scrollF4
Mils, He's talking about...

Mils,
He's talking about https://www.smoke-system-helper.com/.
Yes, they do make tanks tailored for the different RV models, like the RV-7 tank that goes behind the copilot seat. I realize you're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,801
Posted By scrollF4
Some fraud measure. I never use my real N number...

Some fraud measure. I never use my real N number on those pumps, but I do enter some random 5-digit sequence. Never the same sequence. On those pumps that can, it'll show me the last sequence I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,165
Posted By scrollF4
The Texas Sky is Ablaze

Last evening, I flew down to Georgetown TX to fly in a 6-ship formation fly-by with Falcon Flight for an Austin high school's football season opener. On the way back up to 52F, God lit the Texas sky...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By scrollF4
I’m closing this thread in the interest of VAF...

I’m closing this thread in the interest of VAF posting rules against speculation. I know: It’s not tough to discern what happened here, but we only have the preliminary info, not the final report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By scrollF4
What Bob said...

...plus, if you fly OK in the Cessna, and want to get the license more quickly, why not finish the private pilot ticket in the Cessna first? Get it done. Then, get training in your RV.

Regarding...
Forum: Safety 08-28-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,818
Posted By scrollF4
PIFMA? Please define.

PIFMA? Please define.
Forum: California 08-22-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By scrollF4
...or, find a CFI with such RV time. The number...

...or, find a CFI with such RV time. The number of such creatures is climbing, particularly so in the "Bay area".
Forum: Formation Flying 08-22-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By scrollF4
Thank you, and good luck with the clinic (change...

Thank you, and good luck with the clinic (change 1…I’m going).
I ask because, for those RV'rs out there who locally practice under FAST (they're out there), be advised: Whereas FFI and FAST offer...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-22-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By scrollF4
Whose formation standards will you use? FFI? ...

Whose formation standards will you use? FFI? FAST?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By scrollF4
Challenge accepted. :cool:

Challenge accepted. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By scrollF4
Jereme, I just took my commercial check last...

Jereme,
I just took my commercial check last month in my 180hp 7A. I explained to my DPE that max performance would take the chandelle far steeper than he probably can bear watch, so I offered him...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks Gents.

Thanks Gents.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks, Bill. It seems you're the only RV'r who...

Thanks, Bill. It seems you're the only RV'r who has had experience with tubeless tires.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By scrollF4
Tubeless tires

Just some quick questions:
If you use tubeless tires on your RV, how many of you have actually had a flat on it?

Why did it go flat? Nail or some other foreign object puncture?

If you have never...
Forum: Southeast 07-15-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,004
Posted By scrollF4
Slats, In years past, y'all have brought out...

Slats,
In years past, y'all have brought out fantastic local Arkansas barbecue for the Saturday night dinner. What's in store at this year's PJ Saturday dinner?
Forum: Southeast 07-14-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,004
Posted By scrollF4
I instruct the B777 at American. I'm working the...

I instruct the B777 at American. I'm working the mounting weldment for the GE 90-115 N1 fan on my Lyco IO-360 M1B. It'll totally work. Balloons...fear me.
Forum: Southeast 07-13-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,004
Posted By scrollF4
Petit Jean Balloon Bust!

I'm on the hunt. After scoring #1 Loser (ie 2nd place) the first year, and a wash the 2nd time, I do believe this year's Balloon Bust trophy will be MINE this year.

MINE!

Kelli and I can't wait...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By scrollF4
SmokeSystemHelper.com sells good check valves. I...

SmokeSystemHelper.com sells good check valves. I use one on each nozzle.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,102
Posted By scrollF4
WAIT!! Need more popcorn.

WAIT!! Need more popcorn.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,590
Posted By scrollF4
Here's one for sale

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207625
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 629
Posted By scrollF4
Previously deleted per VAF posting rules. Thread...

Previously deleted per VAF posting rules.
Thread closed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By scrollF4
This is in line with other passages I have read,...

This is in line with other passages I have read, but it takes more than just my own fingers and toes to work the math. I have 'close enough' best glide speeds. "If you know your L/Dmax speed..."...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By scrollF4
Max Endurance

Has anybody successfully tested and determined a max endurance -- slash -- L-over-D Max chart or speed for their RV-7?

How did you ascertain that curve and speed?

What did your test card(s) look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,071
Posted By scrollF4
Folks, Here’s Doug’s problem. Online speculation...

Folks,
Here’s Doug’s problem. Online speculation by anybody, no matter what level of expertise and no matter what evidence set they have (or don’t have) to analyze, becomes possible investigative...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By scrollF4
Roy and Sandy, Congrats! KELLI GIRL isn't too...

Roy and Sandy,
Congrats! KELLI GIRL isn't too terribly far behind: 1471.7 hobbs hours since April 2015. Fly safe, and we'll see y'all at OSH or PJ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By scrollF4
Doug, Well done, my friend, I'm really happy to...

Doug,
Well done, my friend, I'm really happy to see this voyage taking you so far. Now take care of that lovely wife of yours. Tell Susan we're thinking about her (you stay well!).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up CONGRATULATIONS!

Kathy,
That's outstanding news about an outstanding line of products...well done! I'll shake everyone's hands in July at OSH.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,529
Posted By scrollF4
Yes, I floxed the hole in. Skyview’s AOA is just...

Yes, I floxed the hole in. Skyview’s AOA is just fine (once calibrated airborne).
Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By scrollF4
With the autopilot engaged, you have more...

With the autopilot engaged, you have more electrons in the roll servo and associated wiring. This makes the right wing heavier.

:rolleyes:

Just kidding. Couldn’t resist. :cool:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-26-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By scrollF4
Thread moved

>>MOD: Moved the thread to more appropriate forum: "Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat"<<
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,955
Posted By scrollF4
KELLI GIRL

Hal,
KELLI GIRL’s story may or may not fit your bill, but I did loosely base her on Gen Reg Urschler’s P-51 GUNFIGHTER.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=132000
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,309
Posted By scrollF4
Thread reopened

Folks,
Please honor Doug’s “no politics” rule. This is a valuable discussion on fuels, so please let’s stick to it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By scrollF4
Chad, Thanks for the update. Question: If I have...

Chad,
Thanks for the update. Question: If I have a VPX and the B&C external regulator, but no PPS, does this apply? I just want to be clear.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By scrollF4
…or remnants getting into your electrical and...

…or remnants getting into your electrical and avionics connections later down the road.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By scrollF4
Try Weld-On 16. That'll reattach it, but the...

Try Weld-On 16. That'll reattach it, but the break itself will still be evident.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By scrollF4
Fall 2020, I took two deer in South Texas and...

Fall 2020, I took two deer in South Texas and left them at the processor. When they were ready, I removed the right stick, right seat, and the smoke tank (mounted behind the copilot seat). I used...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,741
Posted By scrollF4
Where was the hit?

It’s good that the bird hit outside the tank. Now, did the impact happen on a rib rivet line, or between the ribs? If it’s between the ribs, that’s most likely repairable. If it’s on the rivet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-27-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By scrollF4
EarthX Battery Fault Matrix

Chris,
To be sure you're aware of the EarthX's fault matrix, here it is from the ETX series manual. The fault light will either flash fast (overtemp), flash slowly (other problems,...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,068
Posted By scrollF4
Indeed we did:...

Indeed we did: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203048

I recommend we divert CO discussions to THAT thread in the interest of not hijacking THIS thread. Both are great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,740
Posted By scrollF4
Well done, DR, you certainly have earned it. Now...

Well done, DR, you certainly have earned it. Now maybe we'll see more of you out at 52F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By scrollF4
I like it, Mac.

I like it, Mac.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By scrollF4
Dan's approach is great. I'm simply not that...

Dan's approach is great. I'm simply not that high-tech: I am handling oil inside the cockpit, so I do my VERY best not to spill anything.

KELLI GIRL is a tip-up, and the smoke oil tank is mounted...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-06-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By scrollF4
Needed: RV Stick Models (3D printer file, etc)

As a formation flight lead, I REALLY need to get my hands on a pair of 6-to-9 inch wingspan models of RVs on sticks. Hand-flying those in a briefing and debriefing has long been a great graphical...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,795
Posted By scrollF4
Well done, Scott, can't wait to see performance...

Well done, Scott, can't wait to see performance numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,977
Posted By scrollF4
I bought my original relay from O'Reilly's...

I bought my original relay from O'Reilly's Auto/Aviation Supply. Cost about 0.01 AMU (or $10ish), give or take. I think it was this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By scrollF4
Ah, now I know why I didn't utilize this...

Ah, now I know why I didn't utilize this capability. I'm a Foreflight kind of guy, and this requires Garmin Pilot.
Forum: Safety 01-23-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,831
Posted By scrollF4
John, Respectfully, I think you're confusing...

John,
Respectfully, I think you're confusing basic hypoxia with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Stated simply, hypoxia is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen (O2) reaching body tissues. There are...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By scrollF4
Wonderful mod. Question: Can this also work in...

Wonderful mod. Question: Can this also work in the RV-6, -7, or -9 tipup?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
I acknowledge that I have been picked. Bottom...

I acknowledge that I have been picked. Bottom line: the hotter part of whatever is going on is going on closer to the EGT probe than normal, raising the sensed EGT.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
If one plug fouls (leaving only one good spark on...

If one plug fouls (leaving only one good spark on that cylinder), the ignition happens late. That allows the fire to travel up into the exhaust, creating a HIGHER EGT reading on that cylinder. You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By scrollF4
Dang, I hadn't recognized that capability. I'm...

Dang, I hadn't recognized that capability. I'm trying it out with the next database update.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By scrollF4
replies

"What does the 510 do that the 110/210 does not do?"

See here for a features comparison chart: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/153681/pn/010-01194-41 . Right up front I see that the 110 is not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By scrollF4
Here's my approach

I have the same basic setup as you: Foreflight on the iPad, and Skyview HDX and Garmin GTN-650xi in the panel. I use the GTN exclusively as my navigator: It talks to HDX through the Dynon arinc...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By scrollF4
T Bear is right: We'd hate to lose your voice in...

T Bear is right: We'd hate to lose your voice in the community. However, if you really want your account gone, just email your request to the website owner Doug Reeves at vansairforce@gmail.com .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By scrollF4
That's the very article. Good read on a great...

That's the very article. Good read on a great headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By scrollF4
The Cards' CQ Headsets featured in AOPA Pilot Magazine

Scott and Tanya,
Hey, I just read Dave Hirschman's glowing article on your headsets...congratulations! Looks like the bluetooth feature is a real hit. What a great story.
Congrats, Cookie and Scoot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By scrollF4
UD, How many layers of cloth did this require?

UD,
How many layers of cloth did this require?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,292
Posted By scrollF4
As mentioned, the ETX680 is just a tad too thick....

As mentioned, the ETX680 is just a tad too thick. However, I mounted first ETX in the Van's box by adding left and right side spacers between the box and the firewall. I fab'd match-drilled lengths...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,129
Posted By scrollF4
I find it curious to see the ADHRS module...

I find it curious to see the ADHRS module included in this arrangement. Surely there's a lot of magnetively-attractive metal in that stack. Seems like it would impact mag heading sensing.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By scrollF4
I concur with Carl: The 2-axis autopilot (pitch...

I concur with Carl: The 2-axis autopilot (pitch and roll) is plenty.

However, I did install this rudder trim system from Aerosport:
https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rudder-trim/

I have it...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By scrollF4
Are you looking for...

Are you looking for these?

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/tug-guards-for-nosewheel-rvs
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