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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By ty1295
I will have one from a customer upgrade in a...

I will have one from a customer upgrade in a month or so.

smokeonaviation@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By ty1295
Probably a UPS Pilot. :) (inside joke) The...

Probably a UPS Pilot. :) (inside joke)

The only real question is Pat, is it done yet?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By ty1295
They get permission to move outside of their...

They get permission to move outside of their area, Vic did it on his side. I believe I wrote a letter requesting him is all I had to do on my side.

Don't quote me on prices, Vic or whoever would be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By ty1295
Sometimes it is just easier to avoid the...

Sometimes it is just easier to avoid the Government, and call one of the usual players here on VAF such as Vic.

We have had Vic fly up for a couple airplanes now, so far it has been easy just cost a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By ty1295
The best method I have seen to manage paper...

The best method I have seen to manage paper copies was done at a prior job, where we had classified drawings which had to be kept track of. The drawings were laminated as a roll and setup on a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By ty1295
2 batteries not required as mentioned. Friday I...

2 batteries not required as mentioned. Friday I even tested my dual Pmag system down to idle RPM with no power applied and they ran perfect.
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By ty1295
Good advice given here. I personally think you...

Good advice given here.

I personally think you have the cart before the horse. The card is a long ways away, and should not be priority #1. In fact it is only needed in Waivered airspace...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,195
Posted By ty1295
Same here I can do my Catto 3 blade solo, but...

Same here I can do my Catto 3 blade solo, but with 2 its really a no problem. I do have covers I put over the 2 blades to protect them from nicks while installing/removing.
Forum: RV-15 10-12-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By ty1295
I predict you will want a pneumatic rivet puller,...

I predict you will want a pneumatic rivet puller, and it won't require a lot of banging. Aka high wing RV12 ish.

Purely a guess on my end though.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By ty1295
Flew there with Vlad, when salt is hard there is...

Flew there with Vlad, when salt is hard there is very little that gets on the airplane. I saw zero effects of landing on the flats, but remember that memory as one of the cool things I have done...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By ty1295
2 years, 300 hours and not a single problem with...

2 years, 300 hours and not a single problem with dual p mags. Have not checked my dots.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By ty1295
Yes, goes back behind the baggage bulkhead panel...

Yes, goes back behind the baggage bulkhead panel around and forward to co-pilot side. Made some brackets for each side of the cable. A day at the hangar and it was working. That was 2 years ago.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By ty1295
I did a push/pull cable from pilot to co-pilot...

I did a push/pull cable from pilot to co-pilot side. Took some tweaking but overall works well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By ty1295
I had my wife ask for a LODA for my airplane...

I had my wife ask for a LODA for my airplane specifically, even though her name is not on the registration. FAA sent back a LODA with her name and my name on it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By ty1295
I agree the floats are not the greatest. Mine...

I agree the floats are not the greatest. Mine are somewhat ok to 11/12 gallon range but cannot read anything above that. The left tank "sticks" at times also. Not sure if proseal maybe go on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By ty1295
Can help you out in RV9 in Louisville, Ky. Same...

Can help you out in RV9 in Louisville, Ky. Same fuselage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,459
Posted By ty1295
FSDO came to my hangar/airport to get my own...

FSDO came to my hangar/airport to get my own repairmen last year. It really was a non event, they even brought updated operating limitations due to a typo on the initial one. We talked for over 2...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-04-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,185
Posted By ty1295
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/obituaries/p0142546

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/obituaries/p0142546
Forum: Safety 09-02-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,065
Posted By ty1295
I very much believe you should get spin training...

I very much believe you should get spin training prior to doing more. You don't want to see a spin the first time solo, and not expecting it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-30-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 910
Posted By ty1295
My buddy got my wife spun up.

There is a past thread about my wife working toward her PPL. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195285

She has no solo'd about 5 hours, and on the final stretch. As part of this...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By ty1295
Just a brainstorm, but the plane could be built...

Just a brainstorm, but the plane could be built with 2 trim tabs for each axis, 1 for electic, and another for manual.
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By ty1295
I would not assume a CS will always be faster in...

I would not assume a CS will always be faster in cruise. It will vary a fair amount on who you are comparing it to, pitch, and many other factors.

CS will take off quicker, weigh more and cost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,724
Posted By ty1295
Been a week and nothing yet on my end. ...

Been a week and nothing yet on my end. Obviously my FSDO is not a responsive.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By ty1295
I have this same engine on my 9, 300 hours in the...

I have this same engine on my 9, 300 hours in the last 2 years. Fuel injection has been a bit of a learning curve to get it to idle as smooth as I want (my own fault, not engines), but the engine...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-15-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By ty1295
I have a used IK AIM-3000 for sale, needs probes....

I have a used IK AIM-3000 for sale, needs probes. $150.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,384
Posted By ty1295
I agree the 172 is an awesome training plane, and...

I agree the 172 is an awesome training plane, and can take more abuse and learning than an RV can. My original point is that it isn't very exciting to fly.


On a similar note, my wife just did her...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-15-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,602
Posted By ty1295
I helped pull 4 cylinders off to be repairs that...

I helped pull 4 cylinders off to be repairs that was using 18mm autoplugs, as they didn't extend into the cylinder far enough, damaged the threads, etc. Luckily we caught it quick enough it was...
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By ty1295
I have the bar in my 9a with FI and did not have...

I have the bar in my 9a with FI and did not have to remove the bar for fuel filter inspection. They are built per plans for Airflow injection.
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,775
Posted By ty1295
Are you putting flaps, fuel pump, and possibly...

Are you putting flaps, fuel pump, and possibly smoke switches there also?

I designed my panel so that while my hand is on the throttle all the above can be reached without looking, and without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,502
Posted By ty1295
Did several flyovers for a couple different...

Did several flyovers for a couple different gatherings. Always fun hanging out with our Smoke On Aviation formation friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
Posted By ty1295
Both great planes, I own a 9 but fly in 8's...

Both great planes, I own a 9 but fly in 8's also.

To me IFR says if another pilot can be with me for the flight to help, that is very welcome. In the 8, the back seat won't be as helpful as the...
Forum: Reviews 07-01-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By ty1295
I can 2nd your words for sure. Tom is our...

I can 2nd your words for sure. Tom is our exclusive hose manufacture for all the local fleet of airplanes, and others we have fixed for RV owners. He has always gone above and beyond to help get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,384
Posted By ty1295
At this point the wife has several hours in the...

At this point the wife has several hours in the 172, and has flown solo twice now. She is excited but also excited to be back in the RV as a pilot when that time comes.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By ty1295
Once you cut it off, move it over to where it...

Once you cut it off, move it over to where it clears, add a simple angle bracket and you can put it right back on, drill new holes in the panel and away you go.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By ty1295
That # comes from the Van's build manual, so I...

That # comes from the Van's build manual, so I can't take credit.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By ty1295
Some suggestions I have seen on nose wheel...

Some suggestions I have seen on nose wheel RV's.

Make sure the attach bolt near firewall is tight, check it twice a year.
- If bolt is loose the nose leg moves all over.
Wheel rolling force...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ty1295
UPDATE: Wife did her first solo yesterday, 3...

UPDATE: Wife did her first solo yesterday, 3 landings and no issues.

Best part was the Tower knew she was on a first solo, asked her to do a 360 on downwind to let a Pilatus come in. She offered...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,482
Posted By ty1295
I fly a 9A in formation on a regular basis. It...

I fly a 9A in formation on a regular basis. It took several flights to learn a technique to get down and land at 1k foot mark, but at this point I am doing it fairly well consistently At first...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By ty1295
Most manufacturers have a minimum advertised...

Most manufacturers have a minimum advertised price. On the surface this sounds bad, but it keeps someone from undercutting every dealer on price, and provide zero technical background to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By ty1295
I have repaired one step while still on the plane...

I have repaired one step while still on the plane with success. The crack was completely around the back and coming to the outside. Saved the hassle of removing the floor/step, etc.

I do have...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,491
Posted By ty1295
I would say for 80% of RV owners it is...

I would say for 80% of RV owners it is priorities. 20% has enough income its not a problem.

I cancelled cable 15 years ago, drive used and sometimes very used cars, live in a simple house,...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-01-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By ty1295
Big Weekend of Flying, 13 ship and Pearl Harbor

This weekend the Louisville Kentucky group (aka Smoke On Aviation) had a big weekend.

On Sunday a formation practice was scheduled out of KBAK (Columbus Indiana). Dave has been working with some...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By ty1295
Yep I tried them, and in the RV it just didn't...

Yep I tried them, and in the RV it just didn't work out. Spent the extra bucks for the high end bose headset which does.

QC35's were given to my buddy who flys 747's as well as RV's works great...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By ty1295
I may have seen my buddy who is a bit over 200lbs...

I may have seen my buddy who is a bit over 200lbs in the back area while wiring up some avionics. I never did convince him to try to sit back there during a flight.

Dog should be fine, weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,384
Posted By ty1295
This has been a fun topic I didn't expect to get...

This has been a fun topic I didn't expect to get this many responses.

The original thought from us was how many protentional new aviators come in, get a lesson in a 172, are very bored and never...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-25-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By ty1295
I have covers I made for my lower 2 prop blades,...

I have covers I made for my lower 2 prop blades, no paint yet and longer than normal slot and its doable by myself, and rather easy with 2 people.

Once painted I will probably make a cover for nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,384
Posted By ty1295
That is a standing joke, and I just might have a...

That is a standing joke, and I just might have a prototype Pitts airplane project in a hangar, and the thought of starting on a 7 has crossed my mind more than 3 times.


Back to my original thread,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,270
Posted By ty1295
Since you asked, but as a buyer looking at it, I...

Since you asked, but as a buyer looking at it, I would value the airplane as if it didn't have an engine. So airframe, avionics, interior, etc.

Just my 2 cents, which are going down in value...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,384
Posted By ty1295
RV Excitement -vs- 172

Bit of a backstory. I met my now wife, shortly before I bought my now flying RV9a as a project. At the time she had this unspoken word of "No way am I flying in that thing when you get it done". ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,134
Posted By ty1295
My 2 cents after running my 1st set of pads down...

My 2 cents after running my 1st set of pads down to nothing, is to change the o rings also. A couple bucks while you are in there.

I also try to carry spares on any long trips, takes up zero space...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By ty1295
I see you are in Illinois. If you are able to...

I see you are in Illinois. If you are able to travel a bit to Indiana/Kentucky border I would be glad to go flying in my plane with you, Dynon equipment and you can see real world what you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By ty1295
Along with the wheel bearing, be sure to check...

Along with the wheel bearing, be sure to check the front gear attach bolt at the firewall. I suggest twice a year.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By ty1295
Most likely not as much an engine issue, but...

Most likely not as much an engine issue, but cowl/baffling.

Some searching here will help, but basically air is stuffed in the top, and the goal is to easily exit the bottom. I have seen planes...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-27-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By ty1295
I would value an experienced RV builder/owner for...

I would value an experienced RV builder/owner for a prebuy more than being an A&P. In my experience just being an A&P is not enough to demonstrate knowledge of RV's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,764
Posted By ty1295
For a non aviation business I run, getting...

For a non aviation business I run, getting material from Vendors lead times that were once 2 days, are now 1+ month out and growing quickly.

I am not surprised Dynon is not immune to many changes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ty1295
She did a lot of practice tests and as a reader...

She did a lot of practice tests and as a reader herself, just read the typical text books front to back. Of course if she had questions I could help, or several of our airport family would also. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ty1295
My buddy is her flight instructor. He also...

My buddy is her flight instructor. He also happens to be on one of the RV teams, so he is very well versed in RV's. Because he has been doing it as a favor, and with her past work schedule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ty1295
I am already referred to as the "Mechanic" so if...

I am already referred to as the "Mechanic" so if the plane needs anything its my fault, including fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ty1295
My wife passed her Written!

My wife just passed her written PPL test. She has almost 28 hours in our RV9A now. Due to insurance industry going crazy with rates, she is going to finish off in a training aircraft as it became...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,047
Posted By ty1295
So today we did a pre-buy on an RV6, that just...

So today we did a pre-buy on an RV6, that just had a conditional done 1 month ago. Removed the top cowl, and immediately spotted a rag left inside, air duct going to cabin heat was left off so...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,047
Posted By ty1295
I forgot the same airplane had what was basically...

I forgot the same airplane had what was basically clear chain saw fuel tube ran into the cockpit, secured with safety wire for the primer lines.
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,047
Posted By ty1295
Just to clarify, non of these issues were on my...

Just to clarify, non of these issues were on my airplane or done by an A&P I hired. They are in fact RV's brought to myself and my buddy to do work on their airplanes, most likely due to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By ty1295
80 Miles west at KLOU we have a bunch of RV...

80 Miles west at KLOU we have a bunch of RV activity, and if weather is good rides won't be an issue normally either.

Right now we have a couple 8's, 9, 6, 9 project, 7 project on the way, harmon...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,047
Posted By ty1295
I agree 110%. In fact I am starting to think...

I agree 110%. In fact I am starting to think some A&P's are worse mechanics than people who have never built an airplane.
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