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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,471
Posted By RWoodard
RVs are well represented at our fly-in...

RVs are well represented at our fly-in community--Van Aire (CO12). I believe we have 80 homes in the neighborhood and 13 flying RVs off the top of my head.

Of note is that we have 3 RV-3s on the...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By RWoodard
From those with actual, significant experience in...

From those with actual, significant experience in multiple RV types, is it possible that the RV-3 is just a little more sensitive on the ground than the RV-8? I've flown everything but the 10 and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,747
Posted By RWoodard
My RV-3 cruises much closer to Vne than Va, so...

My RV-3 cruises much closer to Vne than Va, so I'm pretty aware of turbulence. If it's the standard summer lumpity-bump stuff, I'll press on and slow from maybe 170ktas to around 155ktas. If it's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By RWoodard
Iíll let other, more knowledgeable folks comment...

Iíll let other, more knowledgeable folks comment on the whys and wherefores of balancing as close to cruise RPM as possible. All I know is that Iíve tried it both ways and it seems to me that closer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 202,703
Posted By RWoodard
My first posting in this thread was just to get...

My first posting in this thread was just to get me on the board. I keep forgetting to update it to a more respectable number. The first picture below was from late October of this year. I was coming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By RWoodard
I'm always in a state of "cringe" when I balance...

I'm always in a state of "cringe" when I balance a prop. It just seems like I'm abusing the prop/engine running it hard on the ground like that. Since I own the equipment, I decided I'd do it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By RWoodard
Henceforth I shall send my oil samples to Scott...

Henceforth I shall send my oil samples to Scott for analysis!

:D
Forum: RV-3 12-01-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By RWoodard
I wouldn't bother with going to smaller main...

I wouldn't bother with going to smaller main wheel tires. If you're using an O or IO-320, you'll probably be able to exceed Vne in level flight anyway. The difference between the little tires and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,748
Posted By RWoodard
I'll echo Dave's thoughts. I have an iPad mini...

I'll echo Dave's thoughts.

I have an iPad mini for my Glasair. I initially purchased a non-GPS/cellular version because I didn't see a need for it as I planned to use it in conjunction with my...
Forum: Midwest 10-28-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By RWoodard
Hi Rick, You may try Randy's Upholstery here in...

Hi Rick,

You may try Randy's Upholstery here in Brighton. He does nice work, but all I've ever used him for is seat cushions. My buddy here on the field has used him for more extensive interior work...
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By RWoodard
I used one of the FlyLED wig-wag modules on my...

I used one of the FlyLED wig-wag modules on my Glasair even though it only has a single landing light. I set it up to simply pulse on and off. I used an ON-OFF-ON 3 way switch so that up was on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,490
Posted By RWoodard
Hi Larry, I've got a spinner and backplate for a...

Hi Larry,

I've got a spinner and backplate for a 300RV prop sitting in my hangar unused right now. If it'd help with your fitting, I'd be happy to loan it to you. At some point it will be installed,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,370
Posted By RWoodard
When I ordered my set of adapters, the seller...

When I ordered my set of adapters, the seller actually questioned why I'd be ordering 5 instead of 4 or 6. I wanted a spare. Of course in my world, the biggest challenge will be *finding* the spare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,309
Posted By RWoodard
I recently purchased the BT version for my RV-3...

I recently purchased the BT version for my RV-3 and I love it. Of course single place, single comm, and no audio panel means that I don't have the line (bias) voltage required to energize the mic for...
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By RWoodard
I've now seen fiberglass tips attached via 2...

I've now seen fiberglass tips attached via 2 different methods. I think the more common method is to attach an aluminum flange to the aluminum part and then make the fiberglass part meet flush...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,736
Posted By RWoodard
I finally have something to contribute to one of...

I finally have something to contribute to one of these threads!

I finished up a pretty extensive annual on my RV-3. I checked and double-checked everything and then had 2 different A&P's come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By RWoodard
Congratulations on getting back home. That smoke...

Congratulations on getting back home. That smoke can be brutal.

3 years ago, plus or minus a few days, I purchased my RV-3 near Boise. The forest fires were in full bloom for my flight back to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-09-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,579
Posted By RWoodard
I have to offer a Plus One to this comment. There...

I have to offer a Plus One to this comment. There are a bunch of really great vendors in the Experimental community, but these guys take it to a new level.
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By RWoodard
My RV3 will exceed redline in level flight with a...

My RV3 will exceed redline in level flight with a stock IO320 and a constant speed prop. Even so, when I overhauled the engine last summer and my buddy/engine builder said we could get more...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-17-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,226
Posted By RWoodard
I just ordered a bunch of BR8ES 3961 plugs from...

I just ordered a bunch of BR8ES 3961 plugs from NAPA. It'll be interesting to see if I receive them. Supposed to arrive on July 20th.

I'm up to 3 Pmags now. 2 on a Glasair and 1 on my RV3. I'm...
Forum: Midwest 06-30-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By RWoodard
I went on a motorcycle ride yesterday and didn't...

I went on a motorcycle ride yesterday and didn't see any smoke. Encountered a few rain showers here and there, but it was a beautiful day. I covered much of the territory you're planning to...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,124
Posted By RWoodard
I'm really hoping the systems continue to mature...

I'm really hoping the systems continue to mature to the point where I can install one in the F1 Rocket I'm planning to build for my retirement. I know it's blasphemy to talk about adding AC to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,937
Posted By RWoodard
Those are really cool. I'm going to copy that...

Those are really cool. I'm going to copy that idea. Oh great... another project!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,937
Posted By RWoodard
I tried to make my standard breakfast run to KGXY...

I tried to make my standard breakfast run to KGXY (27nm), but it was socked in with low clouds, so I ended up going to Granby (KGNB-56nm) to look at a potential vacation condo.

The look-see didnít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,000
Posted By RWoodard
Oshkosh Lodging

I searched and couldn't find the usual Oshkosh Lodging thread, so I guess I'll be the one to kick it off.

I just received my work schedule for July and it looks like attending Oshkosh this year will...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,090
Posted By RWoodard
The TLDR version: Go for it. If you're like most...

The TLDR version: Go for it. If you're like most of us, your income will improve and your expenses will decrease as you get older.

I see it as a tortoise and the hare situation. I always had it in...
Forum: Reviews 05-26-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,810
Posted By RWoodard
I currently own 1 CQ headset and 2 Quiet...

I currently own 1 CQ headset and 2 Quiet Technologies headsets. I also owned and used a Clarity Aloft headset for about a year.

My favorite is the CQ headset. It just seems more sturdy/durable. I...
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,676
Posted By RWoodard
I didn't mention power settings at all in my post...

I didn't mention power settings at all in my post and I really should have.

Yes, everyone loves to boast about making power off approaches all the time and how that's how they do it in a cub or a...
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,676
Posted By RWoodard
I'm certainly no expert, but... I'm guessing the...

I'm certainly no expert, but...

I'm guessing the stall speeds you've listed below are backwards. You'll probably have lower stall speeds with full flaps versus no flaps.

Assuming your full-flap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,747
Posted By RWoodard
That's a fantastic looking paint job. I love the...

That's a fantastic looking paint job. I love the colors and the gloss.

I use a similar Meguiars product. It's available in gallon jugs which makes the "per squirt" cost a little lower. It's called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,732
Posted By RWoodard
Youíd have to pay me to fly any single engine...

Youíd have to pay me to fly any single engine Cessna. If the world went haywire tomorrow and 172s were the only airplane available, Iíd quit flying. A friend has a 172 and sometimes asks me to pick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,973
Posted By RWoodard
I also really like the Powerlet ports for...

I also really like the Powerlet ports for charging and for a ground power input if your power requirements are within the specs for the port (15amps, I think).

If you're searching, many people refer...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By RWoodard
I'll echo Larry's comments on the timing on your...

I'll echo Larry's comments on the timing on your pMag if you've got one. I set mine at +3 instead of 0 and my high CHTs were improved greatly.

Of course all the advice about making your baffling as...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-27-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By RWoodard
Howdy Dave, As further confirmation, my 1986...

Howdy Dave,

As further confirmation, my 1986 Glasair 1RG doesn't have paint on anything that isn't exposed to the sunlight on a regular basis. The guy who built my Glasair is a former neighbor here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,211
Posted By RWoodard
I, too, was weathered in at Wendover for 2-3 days...

I, too, was weathered in at Wendover for 2-3 days about 16 years ago. I was helping a new 70 hour pilot fly a Cherokee 180 from KFNL to Cameron Park near Sacramento. We were socked in by low clouds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,129
Posted By RWoodard
I've used Blackstone for a long time. Their most...

I've used Blackstone for a long time. Their most recent sample containers have a pre-paid postage label and you can supposedly just drop them in the mail. I'm always concerned that the small and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,531
Posted By RWoodard
Funny that you brought this up just now... I've...

Funny that you brought this up just now...

I've been riding for 48 years (all but 4 years of my life) with my first motorcycle being a Honda Z50. I scared myself during the fall of 2019 and sold my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,470
Posted By RWoodard
Iím an awful person for finding humor in your...

Iím an awful person for finding humor in your loss, but itís a bit ironic that someone who lives in the desert, in a landlocked state lost an airplane in a boating accident.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By RWoodard
I helped a friend work through a Dynon HDX USB...

I helped a friend work through a Dynon HDX USB compatibility issue. We, too, had issues with the San Disk USB drives. I purchased about a half-dozen other brands off of Amazon and they all work just...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,858
Posted By RWoodard
I see youíre in Florida and New York. Probably...

I see youíre in Florida and New York. Probably not necessary for Florida, but I think youíd enjoy having heated seats for your time in New York. I installed seat heat in my otherwise perfect [thanks...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 386,445
Posted By RWoodard
Looking at where the longerons pass through the...

Looking at where the longerons pass through the panel as a reference, it isn’t much of a panel extension. My RV3 panel has a bit of an extension near the middle and I’m betting I could take at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,368
Posted By RWoodard
As jrock says, it kinda depends on your state and...

As jrock says, it kinda depends on your state and the entity. In Colorado you can visit the Secretary of State website and look up information on business entities. It wouldn't take much to find my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,368
Posted By RWoodard
Mr. Young's response, above, is absolutely...

Mr. Young's response, above, is absolutely correct. Many, many people overestimate the value of operating under a business entity with regard to limiting liability.

As he said, if you're the pilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By RWoodard
I won't have ground-based (VHF) nav in my plane...

I won't have ground-based (VHF) nav in my plane after my Garmin update. Lots of holes in the Swiss cheese would have to line up before the lack of VHF nav would cause me any problems or even an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By RWoodard
Oh Shoot. I'm guilty. Sorry about that. Just...

Oh Shoot. I'm guilty. Sorry about that. Just trying to be helpful. A perfectly correct answer to a question that wasn't asked.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By RWoodard
The lower left nut is a real challenge to remove....

The lower left nut is a real challenge to remove. I asked around and ended up borrowing a "custom" tool from a buddy who's a 30+ year A&P. I happen to have it sitting on my desk right next to my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By RWoodard
Allen at Anti-Splat Aero makes a special wrench...

Allen at Anti-Splat Aero makes a special wrench for prop bolts. It comes in two sizes. Make sure to order the right one or you'll end up owning one of each like I do! :-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,220
Posted By RWoodard
Try Steinair in Minnesota and/or the experimental...

Try Steinair in Minnesota and/or the experimental division at Aerotronics in Billings, MT. I've found both to be willing to talk and very helpful. Honestly though, it'll probably be some time before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 100,522
Posted By RWoodard
@ Vlad and Mark... I've got a buddy who first...

@ Vlad and Mark... I've got a buddy who first flew his RV-8 somewhere around 2001. He's now 80 years old, still flies the RV-8, still spends at least 4 hours every day at his hangar... and just...
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,249
Posted By RWoodard
That's really cool to hear. I, too, have been...

That's really cool to hear. I, too, have been talking with Hunter in the last week.

Hunter was very professional and informative. He's a great representative for Whirlwind. You have reason to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,269
Posted By RWoodard
A friend gave me his 3-bottle cascading system as...

A friend gave me his 3-bottle cascading system as Scott described. After that, because I'm single and I don't answer to anyone about how I spend my money, I bought a Hydraulics International Gas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,996
Posted By RWoodard
I managed to turn a simple oil change into a...

I managed to turn a simple oil change into a most-of-the-day affair.

The oil change went really well. It's the 50 hour since overhaul oil change so I took a sample and will be sending it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,269
Posted By RWoodard
I've got a MH O2D2 portable system with the...

I've got a MH O2D2 portable system with the AL-180 bottle. This gives me 4.9 hours duration for one person at 15,000 according to the MH charts.

My rationale for picking a relatively small bottle is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By RWoodard
I just ordered a Guardian flush mount for my iPad...

I just ordered a Guardian flush mount for my iPad mini yesterday. It has a molded tube inlet for a cooling tube or fan. To keep things simple, I just bought their 12v fan for an extra $50. I probably...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,656
Posted By RWoodard
I bought one directly from Aithre on the day you...

I bought one directly from Aithre on the day you posted this. Still available. $200 plus $10 shipping. Supposed to arrive on Monday.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,656
Posted By RWoodard
You all inspired me... I just placed my order for...

You all inspired me... I just placed my order for an Aithre Shield 1.0. I'm in the process of doing a G3x system in my Glasair and $200 is a drop in the bucket compared to the total cost of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By RWoodard
I just removed an old Prestolite starter from my...

I just removed an old Prestolite starter from my Glasair. It was 18 pounds! I plan to replace it with the new Sky-Tec starter at 6.5 pounds. I'm also planning to replace the old Motorola alternator...
Forum: Midwest 02-06-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By RWoodard
I think I have a wing cradle. Itís stored at a...

I think I have a wing cradle. Itís stored at a hangar at FNL, so Iíll take a look next time Iím up there (within the next week or so). I canít remember what state it was left in. It may need carpet...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-03-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By RWoodard
We blew the doors off a Cirrus 22T on the way to...

We blew the doors off a Cirrus 22T on the way to Steamboat from Boulder. He was up around 14,500-15,000 and I was at 12,500. He mustíve been at reduced power or in a bigger headwind because I was...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By RWoodard
Steamboat wonít be a problem for an RV-10. I was...

Steamboat wonít be a problem for an RV-10. I was just up there on Sunday with my niece in my Glasair 1RG. The Glasair is a runway hog compared to RVs and it still got off in less than 1/2 the...
Forum: GPS 12-11-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 87,474
Posted By RWoodard
Thanks very much for the explanation. I noticed a...

Thanks very much for the explanation. I noticed a discrepancy between the various list prices, but hadn't done the math to understand what was going on.
Forum: GPS 12-11-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 87,474
Posted By RWoodard
GA35 Antenna Included?

Hello,

I'm finally to the point where I'm going to order a whole bunch of Garmin stuff. I'm in the process of receiving quotes from several vendors. Some vendors say that the GNX 375 comes with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,676
Posted By RWoodard
I think a simple RV-6 might meet your...

I think a simple RV-6 might meet your criteria.

I just ferried a very basic RV-6 from Oklahoma City to near Denver last Friday. I've lost a bunch of weight lately and am 5'10" and 185#. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,904
Posted By RWoodard
I flew my RV-3 to breakfast on both Saturday and...

I flew my RV-3 to breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. The second picture was taken by a friend's wife from their Bonanza. I was running a little late for breakfast and they were...
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