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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By sailvi767
I canít see this aircraft lasting more than a day...

I canít see this aircraft lasting more than a day or two before being sold. Appears to need zero changes or upgrades.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,000
Posted By sailvi767
Harmon Rockets with a modified RV4 tail set the...

Harmon Rockets with a modified RV4 tail set the VNE at 239kts or 275MPH. I set my F1 up at 225 Kts true airspeed for a greater margin. The F1 does have some additional mods to the tail beyond the...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,000
Posted By sailvi767
VNE does not need to be and often is not true...

VNE does not need to be and often is not true airspeed. If the aircraft can fly throughout its flight envelope with out getting into a flutter regime it can be set to IAS.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,000
Posted By sailvi767
I just used IAS to keep it simple. The difference...

I just used IAS to keep it simple. The difference between CAS and IAS at speeds where flutter is a issue is usually under two knots. Below is a basic explanation. Where there can be a bigger...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,000
Posted By sailvi767
The problem is most certified light aircraft use...

The problem is most certified light aircraft use IAS. The decision on a manufacturer using IAS verses TAS comes down to which occurs first in the operating envelope, flutter or structural failure. If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,235
Posted By sailvi767
We added the B&C 40 amp to our Rocket and deleted...

We added the B&C 40 amp to our Rocket and deleted the normal belt driven alternator. So far it has been perfect. Eliminating the heavy conventional alternator seemed like a no brainer. I know several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By sailvi767
Same situation that you have. We keep it very...

Same situation that you have. We keep it very simple. We have a log book in the aircraft. We record the times, fuel at startup and shutdown from the totalizer and fuel added. Each of us started with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,235
Posted By sailvi767
Can you compare it to the 40 amp B&C and what the...

Can you compare it to the 40 amp B&C and what the advantages might be over that option?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,874
Posted By sailvi767
Older military radios were pressurized with a...

Older military radios were pressurized with a bicycle pump to prevent internal shorting as current jumped gaps with reduced pressure during climbout. You could tell the radio had lost pressure as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-04-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By sailvi767
Surefly told me that the supplied connection wire...

Surefly told me that the supplied connection wire was sized for up to a 20 foot run.
Forum: Job Board 05-01-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By sailvi767
A hangar home may have additional building code...

A hangar home may have additional building code requirements beyond what just a hangar requires. There can be firebreak and other requirements. It might be best to get a local architect involved to...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By sailvi767
We need to know pressure altitude to really...

We need to know pressure altitude to really understand what your engine is doing. 50 degrees ROP is also not a great place to run your engine. Itís about where the highest internal cylinder pressures...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By sailvi767
I have a single 10 inch, zero issues with font...

I have a single 10 inch, zero issues with font size and just display both on the 10 inch so never need to switch anything. D10a for backup. I highly recommend the stand alone autopilot panel as a add...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,898
Posted By sailvi767
Your panels are always works of art! G

Your panels are always works of art!
G
Forum: Safety 04-05-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By sailvi767
My only runaway trim in a RV was self induced by...

My only runaway trim in a RV was self induced by letting a IPad I was holding rest on the trim switch. My current setup shuts the trim off after 3 seconds of trimming. I think itís a excellent safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By sailvi767
US speciality is the underwriter. The 3 listed...

US speciality is the underwriter. The 3 listed pilots are all 10,000 hour min time with ATPís and 500 hours plus tailwheel time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By sailvi767
Good Insurance Surprise

Received my quote for insurance on the F1 Rocket. Was braced for a big increase however Ladd Gardner shopped me to a new company and the premium dropped over 1500. We upped the hull coverage to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By sailvi767
It varies slightly by battery type. The PC680...

It varies slightly by battery type. The PC680 recommends 14.7. EarthX 13.9 to 14.4 if my aging memory is correct.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,218
Posted By sailvi767
Hi Ron, I am not 100% on this but I am sure the...

Hi Ron, I am not 100% on this but I am sure the smarter people here will correct me if wrong but if you have a concern for detonation on takeoff I would run 2700 not 2500 RPM. Like a car high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,218
Posted By sailvi767
This quote might be incorrect but here is where I...

This quote might be incorrect but here is where I read that.

Key points:
-100LL is not 100 octane as we rate it for pump gas (R+M/2). It is actually ~96 octane by that measure.
-Quality and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,218
Posted By sailvi767
There are a few things to note on most detonation...

There are a few things to note on most detonation testing. The biggest is the temps they test the engine at. The one study required the following and it’s pretty much what most studies use. On a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,420
Posted By sailvi767
When I was transferred on my job out of CA, sold...

When I was transferred on my job out of CA, sold my house in CA, resumed my job in another state and purchased a home in another state CA refused to accept all that as proof I was no longer a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,216
Posted By sailvi767
The unit ceases to function with a loss of power....

The unit ceases to function with a loss of power. There are many aircraft malfunctions that could require turning off the aircraft master.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,216
Posted By sailvi767
That is not how they want it wired. They want it...

That is not how they want it wired. They want it to the positive battery terminal or to the battery side of the master solenoid. The reason is obvious.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,216
Posted By sailvi767
Same for me using a EarthX battery with a...

Same for me using a EarthX battery with a Surefly. The draw is so low the plane would have to sit for months. Ours has never been on a tender.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,672
Posted By sailvi767
I would worry more about getting a cylinder of...

I would worry more about getting a cylinder of any brand than what manufacturer. They are very scarce at the moment. You might want to consider a rebuild on that one if it is in fact a cylinder issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,131
Posted By sailvi767
Fighters tend to be a different animal in that...

Fighters tend to be a different animal in that they carry far more fuel in the fuselage than the wings and when load is added a significant amount is often hung on the wings.
Most non fighter jet...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By sailvi767
I have found the difference in insurance is 100...

I have found the difference in insurance is 100 to 200 a year once you have 100 hours in type. I have also found that there is at least for me a greater enjoyment in pulling off a perfect wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By sailvi767
Before you use Saint Aviation please PM me. G

Before you use Saint Aviation please PM me.
G
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,618
Posted By sailvi767
It never hurts to have a abbreviated takeoff...

It never hurts to have a abbreviated takeoff checklist posted on the panel.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,113
Posted By sailvi767
You clearly have never spoken to my daughter and...

You clearly have never spoken to my daughter and granddaughter!
Forum: Safety 02-10-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,565
Posted By sailvi767
I am sorry to hear about the attack but glad you...

I am sorry to hear about the attack but glad you are doing well. I would spend a few bucks and set up a phone consult with the guys I will post a link for. They are the absolute best at getting...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By sailvi767
If you manually lean it how does it run at idle?

If you manually lean it how does it run at idle?
Forum: Job Board 02-08-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,375
Posted By sailvi767
In the type of operation they are doing it might...

In the type of operation they are doing it might be a insurance requirement to have 1500 hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,243
Posted By sailvi767
Is it a old wives tail or does it have some basis...

Is it a old wives tail or does it have some basis in fact? I was taught not to pull a engine through in reverse?
Forum: The RV Grin 02-02-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By sailvi767
Great paint job! Could we see a pic of the entire...

Great paint job! Could we see a pic of the entire aircraft?
G
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By sailvi767
I am betting infant mortality on the battery....

I am betting infant mortality on the battery. With zero load you might see 15.1. Start with the easy thing and get the battery tested.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By sailvi767
I assume you mean volts not amps on the values...

I assume you mean volts not amps on the values that you posted. If so 12.4 is low for a fully charged battery. You should see 12.8 or better. I see 13.1. What is your voltage when flying? You should...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,258
Posted By sailvi767
I have friends looking for cylinders. They seem...

I have friends looking for cylinders. They seem to be impossible to find. Anyone who suspects they will be needing new cylinders should get them on order soon. Overhaul shops are also back logged.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
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Views: 3,454
Posted By sailvi767
You should have good weather heading Westbound....

You should have good weather heading Westbound. If they plow the airport you should be able to get out this afternoon. You need visible moisture and below freezing temps to pick up ice. Itís going to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,202
Posted By sailvi767
A bit unrelated to where the thread is going but...

A bit unrelated to where the thread is going but I had issues with the Surefly install. Surefly went above and beyond to assist me!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,202
Posted By sailvi767
Surefly is approved for use in the variable...

Surefly is approved for use in the variable timing mode on a large number of certified aircraft. They are adding more all the time. The applications guide on their website shows which certified...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,528
Posted By sailvi767
I was once told by a old timer that if your oil...

I was once told by a old timer that if your oil temp is above 40 it’s best not to preheat unless you are going to apply the heat for 4 hours or more minimum depending on hangar temperature. His...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,299
Posted By sailvi767
In pressurized jet equipment it generally selects...

In pressurized jet equipment it generally selects 100% oxygen under a constant flow with pressure. Pressure breathing is required at higher altitudes to maintain a functional oxygen level in the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-08-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By sailvi767
You did not mention what price range you want to...

You did not mention what price range you want to be in. That is a key consideration. Also keep in mind that many have the perception that Florida is a low tax state and that’s not really correct...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,416
Posted By sailvi767
If you are LOP itís cooler. Here is a pic from...

If you are LOP itís cooler. Here is a pic from today and the CHTís were still dropping from the climb. Actually went ROP to try and keep them higher.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By sailvi767
A electronic ignition will certainly help both...

A electronic ignition will certainly help both hot and cold starts. The Surefly made a big difference on my aircraft.
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By sailvi767
The probability of getting out of a RV in a out...

The probability of getting out of a RV in a out of control flight situation is virtually zero. Most underestimate how difficult just finding a single release handle can be in that situation. If the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,237
Posted By sailvi767
Does anyone make Mogas formulated for longer term...

Does anyone make Mogas formulated for longer term storage? That is my biggest concern. Many aircraft donít fly often enough to keep auto fuel fresh and within itís designed storage limits. Combine...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,372
Posted By sailvi767
I am a bit confused. How could it possibly have...

I am a bit confused. How could it possibly have passed a mag check given he has full engine monitoring?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,130
Posted By sailvi767
The fact that it is still flying after all these...

The fact that it is still flying after all these years is impressive. I wonder a bit about the power. The highest GM rated the engine was 345 HP at 5600 RPM. At 4000 I would expect the engine is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,664
Posted By sailvi767
A majority were lost in training! 150 hours might...

A majority were lost in training! 150 hours might be high.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,925
Posted By sailvi767
I am a big proponent of electric power and own a...

I am a big proponent of electric power and own a Tesla and had another electric car before the Tesla. Many believe electrics to be pollution free but that is far from the case. The effects of both...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-25-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,925
Posted By sailvi767
Again sounds a whole lot like a F1 Rocket!

Again sounds a whole lot like a F1 Rocket!
Forum: Safety 11-22-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By sailvi767
I would see what the FAA requirements are for...

I would see what the FAA requirements are for charter ops. My understanding is that a FAA approved system is required and they can be pricey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,119
Posted By sailvi767
34 should not present any issues for a healthy...

34 should not present any issues for a healthy battery and start system. Lycoming guidance:
In extremely low temperatures, oil congeals, battery capacity is lowered, and the starter can be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By sailvi767
Replace one mag with a Surefly Emag.

Replace one mag with a Surefly Emag.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,925
Posted By sailvi767
Would you not then have a F1 Rocket?

Would you not then have a F1 Rocket?
Forum: Rocket 11-18-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By sailvi767
You are right, that is a ugly aircraft!

You are right, that is a ugly aircraft!
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-17-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,780
Posted By sailvi767
One of the better standalone systems uses about a...

One of the better standalone systems uses about a ⅛ inch hole drilled on the top and bottom of the wing.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By sailvi767
Density altitude has a big effect on LOP ops. If...

Density altitude has a big effect on LOP ops. If you were at a higher altitude that may have accounted for the burble.
G
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,450
Posted By sailvi767
Thanks, I was unaware Bob had clipped the wings...

Thanks, I was unaware Bob had clipped the wings but should have realized that as he calls it a Rocket 6 not a Super 6. I look forward to hearing his cross country results!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,450
Posted By sailvi767
I wonder how these tips would work on a Rocket...

I wonder how these tips would work on a Rocket with the already clipped wings?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By sailvi767
Same charge cord with all those devices? The...

Same charge cord with all those devices? The classic cord failure I have had often is it fails to charge then works. Over time it gets worse until I toss the cord. New one solves the problem. Many...
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