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Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 87,941
Posted By SPX
Same as the RV-14 and RV-10, which I believe is...

Same as the RV-14 and RV-10, which I believe is 46"
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By SPX
Wow, what a shame. Van's put so much effort into...

Wow, what a shame. Van's put so much effort into the RV-15, and then on Day 1, there was hardly any interest!! :D :eek: :cool:
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,280
Posted By SPX
Kind of ironic that the guy named “Crash” reports...

Kind of ironic that the guy named “Crash” reports this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By SPX
Yeah, it could also be A1 and B2, but most aren’t...

Yeah, it could also be A1 and B2, but most aren’t flying in airspace where that’s required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By SPX
It’s C2, D2, O2, S1, S2.

It’s C2, D2, O2, S1, S2.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,452
Posted By SPX
You can also learn more in this thread: Vne:...

You can also learn more in this thread: Vne: Indicated -v- True Airspeed (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=41255)



And that is exactly why Vne is TAS based.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,452
Posted By SPX
Page 3 directly mentioned Vne being TAS, but this...

Page 3 directly mentioned Vne being TAS, but this entire PDF is applicable.
Sorry to be the one to give the bad news.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hp_limts.pdf
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,452
Posted By SPX
The Vne numbers provided by Vans are IAS or TAS,...

The Vne numbers provided by Vans are IAS or TAS, whichever is the most limiting
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,279
Posted By SPX
Coast is a good FBO. Since it wasn’t yours, I...

Coast is a good FBO. Since it wasn’t yours, I wonder whose wheel it was? :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
Posted By SPX
I volunteered to pick up some blood from a blood...

I volunteered to pick up some blood from a blood drive for a local blood bank. They only have about six hours from the blood donation until the blood has to be processed, or else it is no longer...
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By SPX
Going to send you a PM with some phone numbers.

Going to send you a PM with some phone numbers.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-11-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By SPX
Nicely done. Enjoy yourself…

Nicely done. Enjoy yourself…
Forum: California 04-26-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By SPX
I don't know that I'd say that the fees are...

I don't know that I'd say that the fees are outrageous. Fuel is around $7/gallon, which isn't out of line for the area.

Facility Fee: $40.00
Gallons needed to Waive Facility Fee: 15.0
Security Fee:...
Forum: California 04-20-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By SPX
11,500' over the top of LAX works fine. So does...

11,500' over the top of LAX works fine. So does the Coliseum or Hollywood Park routes at 9,500', or the Coastal Route at 5500'. Or even the SFRA if you want to try that. But really, get flight...
Forum: California 04-17-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By SPX
Agree with the others that VFR is quite an easy...

Agree with the others that VFR is quite an easy flight.
Feel free to PM for a phone number if you want to discuss the VFR options.
Forum: The RV Grin 03-30-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By SPX
What a great first post!

What a great first post!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By SPX
With AFS avionics (probably, but not for sure the...

With AFS avionics (probably, but not for sure the same as Dynon, since the backend components are the same) I use Bluetooth to send the flight plan from ForeFlight to the GNC 355, and then display...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By SPX
Why? Flight plans can be transferred to/from the...

Why? Flight plans can be transferred to/from the G3X with ForeFlight as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By SPX
It’s the first price increase in 6 years. So just...

It’s the first price increase in 6 years. So just over 3% per year. Isn’t that the minimum you hope your pay raise is per year? If we deserve 3%, so doesn’t Foreflight. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,393
Posted By SPX
If it makes you feel better, I paid $6.83...

If it makes you feel better, I paid $6.83 yesterday, and fueled up because it was less expensive than at my next stop, which was $7.23. I can't even find $4.65 anywhere...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,393
Posted By SPX
Left early this morning to head to the SF Bay...

Left early this morning to head to the SF Bay Area for the day. Due to 30-50 knot headwinds (!) and my wife only having about a 2.5 hour endurance, we planned a stop at KPRB, which would be 1.7 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,028
Posted By SPX
Flew to Napa. Had lunch. Flew home. Put the...

Flew to Napa.
Had lunch.
Flew home.
Put the plane back in the hangar.

Ok, maybe the width of the pattern gives it away that I wasn’t in my RV. But I wish that I was. And I heard another VAF’er on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,256
Posted By SPX
They’re aggressive and don’t really care where...

They’re aggressive and don’t really care where it’s registered. They care about where it spends time.. and for some reason, they believe the OPs airplane spends time in San Diego County.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,256
Posted By SPX
If in part, it looks like what I have attached...

If in part, it looks like what I have attached here, it is most likely real.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By SPX
Did you happen to click on the red TFR? If so,...

Did you happen to click on the red TFR? If so, did it show active?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By SPX
I guess my point is, the SIGMET that I posted...

I guess my point is, the SIGMET that I posted here shows no weather: CONVECTIVE SIGMET...NONE

OUTLOOK VALID 100155-100555
TS ARE NOT EXPD TO REQUIRE WST ISSUANCES.

So if your G3X repeated that,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By SPX
Why do you think it's a False SIGMET? While it...

Why do you think it's a False SIGMET? While it has no data, it does appear that a SIGMET was published. According to the NWS, here's 33E:

000
WSUS31 KKCI 092355
SIGE
MKCE WST 092355
CONVECTIVE...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By SPX
The GTN requires the SD card to remain in it to...

The GTN requires the SD card to remain in it to function. The G3X does not. The GTN Xi series does NOT require the SD card to remain in the unit.

Easiest way to manage this is to buy two SD Cards....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,038
Posted By SPX
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (1/22/22 - 1/23/22)

.. So what did you do with your RV/RV kit this weekend??

Me -- I didn't really do anything with my RV. As a matter of fact, soon I won't even own one (!) but I did do something with my Debonair...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By SPX
Garmin Pilot only.

Garmin Pilot only.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By SPX
If it's like the other 100 or so ATC Zero events...

If it's like the other 100 or so ATC Zero events that I am aware of over the last several months, it's because a controller or other worker tested positive for covid, and so they had to do a...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-09-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By SPX
Looks like he stopped at KHTH

Looks like he stopped at KHTH
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By SPX
Some of these photos may help....

Some of these photos may help.
https://www.overthehills.com/Airplanes/Panel-Update-for-Josh/i-k6mzD9r
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By SPX
…Or in the setup in the aircraft.

…Or in the setup in the aircraft.
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By SPX
No need to be in rule airspace.

No need to be in rule airspace.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,238
Posted By SPX
I think that you will find that while ForeFlight...

I think that you will find that while ForeFlight sends the approach to be flown, it is actually loaded via the navigators database. In other words, ForeFlight sends the GPS runway 30 approach, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,642
Posted By SPX
Yes it is. I’ve done it many times.

Yes it is. I’ve done it many times.
Forum: California 12-09-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By SPX
Check out Fallbrook (L18) and Ramona (RNM)

Check out Fallbrook (L18) and Ramona (RNM)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By SPX
It has been down.

It has been down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,646
Posted By SPX
But foreflight does have an obstacle database and...

But foreflight does have an obstacle database and offers terrain and obstacle warnings.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-27-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,405
Posted By SPX
Nice video, Kevin. Nice to see you get more...

Nice video, Kevin. Nice to see you get more comfortable with spins as the video went on.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-27-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By SPX
I think you're going to struggle finding someone...

I think you're going to struggle finding someone with an RV-9A with a LODA that gives transition training. Mostly, insurance companies seem to be pretty agreeable to training in other A model RVs, if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By SPX
Not my RV, but an RV... Flew American Airlines...

Not my RV, but an RV...

Flew American Airlines to DFW and then took Uber to Mineral Wells to pick up an RV-9A and took it to Ormond Beach the next morning.

I was fortunate that I was able to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,659
Posted By SPX
Flew to CCR yesterday with an average 10 knot...

Flew to CCR yesterday with an average 10 knot headwind. Flew home today with an average 40 knot tailwind. That never happens…!
Forum: California 10-04-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By SPX
Transient parking is available by the restaurant,...

Transient parking is available by the restaurant, which is next to Crown Air.
Forum: Reviews 09-27-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By SPX
Enjoy your new RV-10! Excited to see it one of...

Enjoy your new RV-10! Excited to see it one of these days...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,473
Posted By SPX
No flying this weekend; hangar door could not be...

No flying this weekend; hangar door could not be opened, so it was being fixed. Now that hangar door opens, so flying on Tuesday. But there's no "What did you do with your RV on Tuesday thread......
Forum: California 09-06-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By SPX
Pictures from Mike6A

Pictures from Mike6A
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
Yeah, they still give some discount, but I can't...

Yeah, they still give some discount, but I can't recall what exactly.
I am thinking that we let the temperatures drop a bit, and then organize a lunch fly-in there...
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
We're approaching the time of the year where we...

We're approaching the time of the year where we can meet for (an expensive) lunch at Harris Ranch!
Forum: California 09-04-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
.. and I ended up having to fly to Hawaii. Did...

.. and I ended up having to fly to Hawaii.
Did anyone fly to Oceano today?
Forum: California 09-03-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,119
Posted By SPX
MYF is a great airport to use. Easy in and out,...

MYF is a great airport to use. Easy in and out, GA friendly, friendly ATC, etc.

Enjoy your trip, and if you need anything, feel free to post. We have a strong RV community here.
Forum: California 08-25-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
There’s a restaurant about a 3 minute walk from...

There’s a restaurant about a 3 minute walk from the airport. It’s a railroad car or something like that. I would assume some will grab a bite there..
Forum: California 08-23-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
Unless I end up having to fly for work, I’m...

Unless I end up having to fly for work, I’m planning to go to Oceano on Sept 4. Not sure yet whether I’ll be in the RV or the Debonair, but it’ll be in one of those two…

Two weeks away is way too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,694
Posted By SPX
Not too much … Flew about ten miles down the...

Not too much …

Flew about ten miles down the way to meet up with a friend. Then flew about 25 miles away for lunch, and then did it in reverse.

Had a great time though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,939
Posted By SPX
Here’s the thread:...

Here’s the thread:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=177203
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,939
Posted By SPX
Based on the description, sounds like he had a...

Based on the description, sounds like he had a prop strike. And I’m guessing the dirt on the prop blade combined with the hole in the ground just in front of the prop are related..

The criteria for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,939
Posted By SPX
Decisions are always easier with the benefit of...

Decisions are always easier with the benefit of hindsight.
I'm glad that you're OK. You can always repair or replace an airplane.
Forum: ADS-B 08-11-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By SPX
But the NOTAMs are effective within the past 30...

But the NOTAMs are effective within the past 30 days.
Forum: GPS 07-31-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,119
Posted By SPX
A used, but supported GNS 430W is one option.

A used, but supported GNS 430W is one option.
Forum: California 07-30-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
There's a good chance that my 14 will still be in...

There's a good chance that my 14 will still be in Idaho, so I'm likely to come in my Bonanza. I suspect that nobody will mind...
Forum: California 07-23-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,143
Posted By SPX
9/4 at 10 AM is on my calendar.

9/4 at 10 AM is on my calendar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By SPX
Starting about a year ago, maybe a bit more, when...

Starting about a year ago, maybe a bit more, when one FSDO is too busy to issue an authorization, they can solicit the assistance of another FSDO that has the manpower to do so.
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,890
Posted By SPX
Short answer .. no. Expired databases aren’t your...

Short answer .. no. Expired databases aren’t your issue.
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