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Forum: RV-10 09-19-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By woxofswa
The vast majority of the builders in my day set...

The vast majority of the builders in my day set their MGW at 2800 instead of 2700. There have to be hundreds flying at the higher weight and they still are such stellar performers that they blow spam...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By woxofswa
Would you own a $250K luxury automobile without...

Would you own a $250K luxury automobile without A/C?

I wouldn't put in an aerobatic, bush, or light sport for obvious reasons, but I wouldn't have a luxo-cruiser in which I would be carrying friends...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By woxofswa
Remove the aft seats and tip the front seat backs...

Remove the aft seats and tip the front seat backs forward and the main doors become nice cargo doors.
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 103,232
Posted By woxofswa
Note to self. Take single blank check to OSH.

Note to self. Take single blank check to OSH.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-17-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,958
Posted By woxofswa
Every new Boeing and Airbus airliner delivered...

Every new Boeing and Airbus airliner delivered today has parts from all over the world, and especially China. China is considered one of the largest future markets for new airliners and their own...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-16-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,958
Posted By woxofswa
I predict that one of the next major engine...

I predict that one of the next major engine offerings will have "Made in China" stamped on it. It will look traditional and may even carry a traditional brand name, but the North American market is...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,995
Posted By woxofswa
Plus 1 on the humidity reduction. It is amazing...

Plus 1 on the humidity reduction. It is amazing to see the puddle on the ramp under the drain upon shutdown. A lot of that water is otherwise going to be soaked up into the interior materials, floor...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,995
Posted By woxofswa
Double post delete

Double post delete
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,995
Posted By woxofswa
The biggest con is once you've had it, you'll...

The biggest con is once you've had it, you'll never go back.

(Couldn't resist)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By woxofswa
New Kitplanes article on this topic already...

New Kitplanes article on this topic already submitted. Having it up front like you want isn't going to be very safe or convenient if you're using it to jumpstart an airplane and need it to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By woxofswa
I just downloaded mine no problem.

I just downloaded mine no problem.
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,177
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/lets-get-dirty/

https://www.kitplanes.com/lets-get-dirty/
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-21-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 63,591
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/fed-stories/

https://www.kitplanes.com/fed-stories/
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By woxofswa
Just a note of caution. Parts like tie rod ends...

Just a note of caution. Parts like tie rod ends are pretty common and come in the empennage, wing, and firewall forward kits if not more. Depending on how one sorts and stores their parts bags, it is...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,298
Posted By woxofswa
Welcome. An overhead console should not matter...

Welcome. An overhead console should not matter one way or the other as the cabin is wide enough that it isn't a factor. Yes the console can have vents at all four seats. You can even mount eyeball...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-12-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By woxofswa
Here's some ideas in the...

Here's some ideas in the area

https://www.kitplanes.com/color-country/
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-12-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By woxofswa
Steak and Stone (formerly Anzio's landing) at FFZ...

Steak and Stone (formerly Anzio's landing) at FFZ Falcon is
open for dinner.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-12-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By woxofswa
A fun place to fly into is the Wayside Inn. A...

A fun place to fly into is the Wayside Inn. A real slice of Americana. It is dirt and not technically a runway, but half a dozen airplanes are usually parked there. Great diner if you're in to greasy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,190
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/dollars-and-sense/

https://www.kitplanes.com/dollars-and-sense/
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-11-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By woxofswa
Pima Air Museum

Pima Air Museum
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By woxofswa
I'm at Falcon Field in Mesa and am happy to do a...

I'm at Falcon Field in Mesa and am happy to do a demo flight.
Just connect when you have a time in mind. March is a busy time for us but I'm sure we can work something out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By woxofswa
Lemos. You could really put them to the test by...

Lemos. You could really put them to the test by pretending to need an analysis and faking it by sending a sample of someone else's oil.

Note: The above will make zero sense to most people....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-11-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By woxofswa
I'm at FFZ if you guys need anything. I highly...

I'm at FFZ if you guys need anything. I highly recommend visiting the CAF museum there. Lots of history at the airport.
If a couple of guys want to do a drive/tour of the Apache trail to eat cactus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By woxofswa
Yes that is what I was looking for, thank you....

Yes that is what I was looking for, thank you. However, unless I'm misreading something, the lumens output seems pretty low compared to like the AeroSun VX.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By woxofswa
New LED landing/taxi combo

I'm in the market for a new LED option for landing/taxi lights. Somebody mentioned that there has been a new product in an L shaped block that is available but I haven't found a source.
Anybody have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,478
Posted By woxofswa
From Dynon today "However, there are components...

From Dynon today

"However, there are components critical to experimental SkyView displays that are not available at all right now, at any cost."
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,636
Posted By woxofswa
My guess is that the all-in plane/mile cost of...

My guess is that the all-in plane/mile cost of operating an RV-10 over several years would end up about half of the plane/mile operating cost of a Turbo Arrow.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,033
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/buying-used-vans-rv-10/

https://www.kitplanes.com/buying-used-vans-rv-10/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By woxofswa
I see how someone with a fully functioning analog...

I see how someone with a fully functioning analog 121.5 system here might want to continue with it until they have to upgrade, but personally, I wouldn't put a dime into keeping the old system...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,690
Posted By woxofswa
Early in the build, I put in an external Piper...

Early in the build, I put in an external Piper plug receptacle per the Nuckel's design. During the build I put an oldish Deep cycle out of my boat on the shop floor and used it to test all kinds of...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By woxofswa
The Socata TB series aircraft had a triple bench...

The Socata TB series aircraft had a triple bench seat option for the back.
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,856
Posted By woxofswa
Put me down as very interested in a group trek.

Put me down as very interested in a group trek.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-28-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By woxofswa
There are several RV's based full or part time at...

There are several RV's based full or part time at AZ82 along with several other E/A-B types and and just about every other kind of light aircraft up through Cessna twins.
Happy to chat or refer.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,760
Posted By woxofswa
I love innovation and experimentation, and I know...

I love innovation and experimentation, and I know the abuse that can come from naysayers. Heck I remember the intensity of people telling me what a massive mistake it was even installing A/C in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,655
Posted By woxofswa
Maybe I'm up in the night, but I would believe...

Maybe I'm up in the night, but I would believe that the factory holes in the RV14 assemblies are so precise that table flatness should be a non issue. It should perfectly align itself as you cleco...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,408
Posted By woxofswa
Personally, I could not agree more with the...

Personally, I could not agree more with the author of the article.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By woxofswa
TwinJAG

https://www.kitplanes.com/twinjag/
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,375
Posted By woxofswa
Thanks! I must say I am curious which one you're...

Thanks! I must say I am curious which one you're referring to. Feedback is always appreciated. Good luck with the project.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,375
Posted By woxofswa
For the Airflow Systems, the impact is...

For the Airflow Systems, the impact is negligible. Compressor forward, condenser mid, evaporator/blower aft.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-10-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,932
Posted By woxofswa
The more things change, the more they remain the...

The more things change, the more they remain the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,647
Posted By woxofswa
Years ago I talked to the manufacturer of the...

Years ago I talked to the manufacturer of the cube and they told me the "best practices" for mounting it.

1. Don't hard mount to the engine. (I mounted mine on a 2" slightly angled spring steel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,902
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/for-evie/

https://www.kitplanes.com/for-evie/
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,375
Posted By woxofswa
I have it. (Airflow Systems). Love it. Would do...

I have it. (Airflow Systems). Love it. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Approaching 800 hours and have used it way more than I thought I would.
It isn't just temperature, it's humidity too. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,584
Posted By woxofswa
Those hangars are where the B-29 Enola Gay was...

Those hangars are where the B-29 Enola Gay was based for training. There is a wall, usually covered, where the crew members signed their names before THAT mission, an act that at the time was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,001
Posted By woxofswa
I've owned mine for 8 years and flown it 700...

I've owned mine for 8 years and flown it 700 hours and mine just passed the check no problem which actually surprised me.
Forum: Interiors 04-21-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,630
Posted By woxofswa
I have over 7 years and 700 hours on my heated...

I have over 7 years and 700 hours on my heated seats and love them, even living in Arizona. I have one pad on the seat and one in the lumbar pad. Never had any issue with the seats, but I did change...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-20-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,727
Posted By woxofswa
Paul, Been there twice in the last month. I...

Paul,
Been there twice in the last month. I don't think anything not convective would exceed your talented hands and feet ... however there is always wisdom in waiting.
Whenever you get there I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,892
Posted By woxofswa
This interview gives a lot of insight into the...

This interview gives a lot of insight into the issue. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,893
Posted By woxofswa
New "Tube Bender" sure sounds to me like future...

New "Tube Bender" sure sounds to me like future fabric covered components.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-09-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,089
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/sensor-sensibilities/

https://www.kitplanes.com/sensor-sensibilities/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,352
Posted By woxofswa
I had one in the early hours. It was maddening...

I had one in the early hours. It was maddening because we would lose same amount of oil regardless of time of engine run. Just enough for a messy cowl and a few drops to end up on nose pant. Turns...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,352
Posted By woxofswa
I had one in the early hours. It was maddening...

I had one in the early hours. It was maddening because we would lose same amount of oil regardless of time of engine run. Just enough for a messy cowl and a few drops to end up on nose pant. Turns...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,710
Posted By woxofswa
Oil canning in flight is common, especially on...

Oil canning in flight is common, especially on the top surface of a wing. Sometimes you won't see it because of the ambient lighting such as flying under an overcast. However, sunlight from...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,710
Posted By woxofswa
Yes, it's normal. It's called oil canning. ...

Yes, it's normal. It's called oil canning. Myriad factors affect it, temperature, pressure, etc. Accommodating it is built into the design.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-20-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,959
Posted By woxofswa
Interesting. I tried every white in Duplicolor...

Interesting. I tried every white in Duplicolor display case and found the Chrysler Bright White part number ACC0362 to be a perfect match to my Matterhorn White.
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,157
Posted By woxofswa
I have Dynon, but have experienced similar...

I have Dynon, but have experienced similar symptoms. Sounds to me like your servo shear screw has broken. There can still be some friction on the plate, especially if the screw broke but left a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,413
Posted By woxofswa
When it comes to the day that solar, wind,...

When it comes to the day that solar, wind, Geo-thermal, etc need to power semi's down the freeway, hydrogen is a way to connect the two and accomplish that. I'm a fan, but then I bought PLUG at .87
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,413
Posted By woxofswa
I too was all excited about compression ignition...

I too was all excited about compression ignition back in the kit planning stages. I remember speaking to a engine manufacturer rep at Copperstate about 2006 or so and him regaling us with tales of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,867
Posted By woxofswa
Keith, In my opinion Van's isn't being...

Keith,

In my opinion Van's isn't being disingenuous at all. When the program originally started, two prototypes were built around two different engines, the Lyc 540 and a continental 210hp. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By woxofswa
RV-10 windshield issue

Recently someone posted a picture of cracking/separation of an RV-10 windshield attachment at the bottom shoulder corner.
I would love to get a copy of that or similar pix if someone is willing to...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By woxofswa
Mine is a Barrett narrow deck IO-540. I'm not a...

Mine is a Barrett narrow deck IO-540. I'm not a mechanic or engine builder but someone in a position to know told me when I was shopping that over the lives of a thousand engines, the ND's would have...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,405
Posted By woxofswa
It's not the bar itself I am concerned about. I...

It's not the bar itself I am concerned about. I don't have plans in front of me, but as I recall back many years, it attaches at the bottom to riveted aluminum substructure. Van's engineers put the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,405
Posted By woxofswa
I use them. I sandwiched my cover material (a...

I use them. I sandwiched my cover material (a yoga mat from Walmart) and it's underlayment of 1/4 closed cell foam down with the trim rings so it's thicker and more comfortable to grab onto.
I get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By woxofswa
I have always had great luck with the Monster...

I have always had great luck with the Monster retreads. I like the price, I like the durability, and I even like the extra size from the thicker tread. When Southwest Airlines receives new aircraft...
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