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Forum: RV-15 08-24-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
It says right there in the press release they...

It says right there in the press release they aren't after the back country crowd.

I am excited for this, gives another option in case Vans decides to go the STOL route.
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,579
Posted By Grum.man
Logic would say it will be a 2 place and not a...

Logic would say it will be a 2 place and not a stol plane. Now it's just a matter of how big of an engine they feel is right and how fast. My guess is they will skip the Rotax size for 150+ hp...
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
A 14 would fit my mission and for that matter...

A 14 would fit my mission and for that matter most people's mission just fine. There are lots of things about a high wing that would make life even better. In my opinion for more serious off...
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
I totally get all of that, I guess my point is...

I totally get all of that, I guess my point is there are already a lot of options on the market for aviators like you that need those capabilities. There aren't a lot of options for the people that...
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
Let's not assume a back country airplane is also...

Let's not assume a back country airplane is also a STOL plane. In fact, STOL planes are pretty terrible back country / Bush planes. When I think back country I picture Beavers, 180, 185, 170, 182,...
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
Around 50 mph. If the RV-14 can cruise near 200...

Around 50 mph. If the RV-14 can cruise near 200 and stall in the high 50's I don't see why you couldn't have a high wing that does 175 and stalls in the low 50's.
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
Murphy doesn't have the best track record. The...

Murphy doesn't have the best track record. The pulled rivets are pretty ugly and the ergonomics are a little strange in them. Way too slow to be what I hope Vans brings to the table. I'm hopeful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,831
Posted By Grum.man
All Iíll say is one company post prices and clear...

All Iíll say is one company post prices and clear cut information on their planes. The other you have to get a quote. That tells me they have to convince you why their more expensive plane is worth...
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
The Companion? I got to be honest, I don't...

The Companion? I got to be honest, I don't really see the point in that airplane. It's basically a 4 place with the rear seats removed. I'd just build the 4 place. But I want something faster,...
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 68,160
Posted By Grum.man
I'd like to see something with the exact same...

I'd like to see something with the exact same specs as an RV14 just with a high wing and maybe a little deeper baggage option. Aerobatic, fast, clear patrol doors, extended baggage option. Most...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 01-30-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,297
Posted By Grum.man
232 HP for an IO-550N. Fuel flow at 75% best...

232 HP for an IO-550N. Fuel flow at 75% best econ is 88-90 lbs per hour. TQ isn't specified but calculated should be about 488 lb-ft

The IO-550G is better but is only 210 HP.
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 01-30-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,297
Posted By Grum.man
The IO-550 line gets around .37-.38 LOP at 75%

The IO-550 line gets around .37-.38 LOP at 75%
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Grum.man
I have the Sunbeam on my airplane, in fact two of...

I have the Sunbeam on my airplane, in fact two of them. I am not overly thrilled with their performance. When I contacted the company about them they were quick to respond and even offered to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Grum.man
There are some experienced RV builders at TTA...

There are some experienced RV builders at TTA that I'm sure could fix you up if you are interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,603
Posted By Grum.man
The problem with the Carbon cub types is that...

The problem with the Carbon cub types is that they are too far on the stol side and sacrifice a lot of cruise speed. There aren?t many high wings that cruise and take off like an RV does. I would...
Forum: Safety 06-09-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,856
Posted By Grum.man
For what it's worth, I know the pilot of the...

For what it's worth, I know the pilot of the Bonanza. He says during his base to final turn something jammed the rudder and no amount of stomping on the ball could re-center it. He landed fast...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,119
Posted By Grum.man
I agree Sleepy Hollow is the way to go but as...

I agree Sleepy Hollow is the way to go but as others have said, they are booked already. Last year they had spots available up until the last minute, this year she said they filled up at the end of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,730
Posted By Grum.man
Yep now make it a kit and they are golden!! I...

Yep now make it a kit and they are golden!! I think his performance expectations may be a little far fetched but I guess we will find out soon enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,730
Posted By Grum.man
Something with twin VW or Corvair engines would...

Something with twin VW or Corvair engines would be perfect. Low cost, low fuel burn, and redundancy in case one calls it quits.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,578
Posted By Grum.man
My only recommendation is that you do not use...

My only recommendation is that you do not use Triad Aviation in Burlington. You can PM me for details but they returned some cylinders to service that never should have been.
Forum: Southeast 01-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,641
Posted By Grum.man
Glad to meet you guys and thanks for making a...

Glad to meet you guys and thanks for making a Grumman feel welcome

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o225/kruck88/IMG_1756_zps40d8fd29.jpg...
Forum: Southeast 01-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,641
Posted By Grum.man
Last time I was there about 2 months ago they had...

Last time I was there about 2 months ago they had an ATM machine by the front register. I will be flying in with my AA1 to have a look around as well.
Forum: Rocket 09-05-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,931
Posted By Grum.man
By a very generous guy and his wife no less! ...

By a very generous guy and his wife no less! Thanks for the tour tonight! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By Grum.man
I have them on my O-235 and they are fine so far....

I have them on my O-235 and they are fine so far. I only have about 50 hours on them so far. I have put 3 quarts of oil in in those 50 hours. Obviously the first one went fairly quick until they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Grum.man
I don't know any good ones as the last overhaul...

I don't know any good ones as the last overhaul my father did. But I will say absolutely do not use Triad Aviation! If you need more elaboration than that send me a PM.
Forum: Rocket 08-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,931
Posted By Grum.man
Thanks for the warning. I feel I have enough...

Thanks for the warning. I feel I have enough resources around me to get me through the tough spots. My father built a Questair Venture back in 98 and I am a mechanical engineer and pretty...
Forum: Rocket 08-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,931
Posted By Grum.man
This helps a lot! Thanks! It would be nice to...

This helps a lot! Thanks! It would be nice to be able to carry a tent and fishing gear. I guess the rear seat could be removed for even longer items if I am up solo.
Forum: Rocket 08-26-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,931
Posted By Grum.man
Rocket Baggage?

I have been kicking around which RV I want to build and am having a hard time deciding. Doing some reading on the Harmon Rocket it seems as if the baggage compartment is different than the standard...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
I had planned on coming down for that but am...

I had planned on coming down for that but am getting a surprise visit from family from out of town on Saturday :(. I will PM you sometime though as I would like to have a closer look and sit in one...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
I really really like the 9 but both the 7 and 9...

I really really like the 9 but both the 7 and 9 don't have the luggage space I desire. I think the 9 is probably my favorite looking standard RV of them all. It is disappointing though that they...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
Is there anyway to hold the canopy up just a...

Is there anyway to hold the canopy up just a little while parked or taxing? If so how much ventilation do you get? The headroom isn't a concern for me and the cross bar doesn't limit that much...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
Yea they are dumpy looking. Though the ones with...

Yea they are dumpy looking. Though the ones with the taildragger STC look much better. There are a few later model Lynx with the taildragger STC that IMO look better than an RV.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
I certainly didn't buy the Grumman for it's looks...

I certainly didn't buy the Grumman for it's looks which I suppose holds true for a Vans. I bought it because it was cheap and fast. And you are correct, I flew into Tripple Tree a month or so ago...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
I figured it wouldn't take long to get a response...

I figured it wouldn't take long to get a response like that lol. I can't really nail down why, maybe it's the wing, or maybe the landing gear. Something about them just doesn't catch my eye.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,694
Posted By Grum.man
RV-14 Slider?

First off, hello everyone I am new to the forums. I currently fly a Grumman AA1 Yankee and have been trying to decide what I want to build for several years now. I pretty much wrote off an RV...
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