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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 762
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I have fond memories of N19EA My Piper PA23-160...

I have fond memories of N19EA My Piper PA23-160 (Apache Twin Engine). This was early 90's and fuel was cheaper but I was also building multi time (and having fun). It had two O-320's 160HP each side....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Unfortinutlu there were a few bent planes. One...

Unfortinutlu there were a few bent planes. One RV-8 went on its nose (but no flip). I assume an engine / prop removal inspection is in order.

Worse was a part RV ( RV-4 I believe) that had the top...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By gmcjetpilot
This topic is LONG in the Tooth.... Asked 1000's...

This topic is LONG in the Tooth.... Asked 1000's of times. Please search the forums going back decade or more for pearls of wisdoms.

Your immediate fix is full rich at least to 8,000ft MSL and STEP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Beringer is the best period. Beringer is the most...

Beringer is the best period. Beringer is the most expensive, very expensive. Too much for me to justify. Going with stock rims, brakes. The old saying you get what you oay for? OK fine but I need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By gmcjetpilot
There is a thread right now on Beringer, talke me...

There is a thread right now on Beringer, talke me in or out of them. Go read that.

Beringer is the best period. Beringer is the most expensive, very expensive. Too much for me to justify. Going with...
Forum: Safety 07-24-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I get $145 an hour to teach. :cool: I am trying...

I get $145 an hour to teach. :cool: I am trying to be funny. :D
Forum: Safety 07-24-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By gmcjetpilot
sOK. Cool (no pun intended) and surprising it...

sOK. Cool (no pun intended) and surprising it makes that much difference. In general if you are totally coordinated at stall the break should be more or less without massive drop off, unless the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,705
Posted By gmcjetpilot
First you can ground loop a C152 if you try hard...

First you can ground loop a C152 if you try hard enough or that incompetent to not know how to use Side Slip, Cross Control, aileron into wind to maintain directional control.

I take it this is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,358
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes grasshopper when in danger zone it is wise to...

Yes grasshopper when in danger zone it is wise to get your Kung-Fu-Run-On.... :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,358
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes I have a LOT OF IDEAS as any long time forum...

Yes I have a LOT OF IDEAS as any long time forum members will say (and long winded).

THINGS YOU CAN'T FIX NOW

OK you don't say what engine and PROP you have. If you are ROCKING and Angle Valve Fuel...
Forum: Safety 07-13-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The only thing I can think of is the cowl flap is...

The only thing I can think of is the cowl flap is producing some kind of YAW to the right when open. Where is the SLIP SKID ball when you stall. TRY it with more left rudder and cowl flap open. It...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I'll second Mutt Muffs. They have all kinds of...

I'll second Mutt Muffs. They have all kinds of hearing protection that was designed just for dogs. Also they have cool accessories and "fashion" for your flying dog. I met the two ladies behind mutt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,217
Posted By gmcjetpilot
This Year Sun N Fun Flyin I met two ladies who...

This Year Sun N Fun Flyin I met two ladies who sell MUTT MUFFS....You can google them. They have all kinds of cool accessories for FLYING DOGS.... They will be at Oshkosh as a vendor. No doubt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Let it expire don't renew. Don't pay $10. It will...

Let it expire don't renew. Don't pay $10. It will become available to others.

Send a letter to FAA Oklahoma and tell them of address change request. I know that sounds old fashion bit what they told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You don't fly at night? You don't need lights,...

You don't fly at night? You don't need lights, period. Even if you fly at night you only need NAV LIGHTS and "Anti Collision" Strobes. You do not need landing lights or beacons on belly or top...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-10-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,833
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Asking Quarter Million. Aggressive pricing. Looks...

Asking Quarter Million. Aggressive pricing. Looks nice.
Some cockpit pics would be nice. Good luck.
Love to know what she sales for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Your details are sketchy, but assuming you want...

Your details are sketchy, but assuming you want someone to stop at Vans Aurora, Oregon and go to Pocatello ID? I assume you mean driving not flying. Few GA SE piston planes can handle cargo size of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By gmcjetpilot
It is worth a shot if I can't buy an $80 tank....

It is worth a shot if I can't buy an $80 tank. With that said it is a huge PAIN to take off all the cowling to get at tank. I really don't want to do it more than once more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By gmcjetpilot
UPDATE... I did weld repair (soldering iron). The...

UPDATE... I did weld repair (soldering iron). The tank injected molded seem has a flange of extra material next to the crack. I melted that into the crack. Tested with water, seemed sealed. Put epoxy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
FAA is backed up. They all are working from home...

FAA is backed up. They all are working from home and the already terrible efficiency has gone from bad to ridiculous. If you are ready to register call them in Oklahoma; talk to them. That has worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes reserved N-numbers should be non...

Yes reserved N-numbers should be non transferrable. Agree. Agree FAA does not care. They are understaffed and working from home in slippers. It took me 8 days to get a return call from them end of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You are making a strawman argument about the 5 yr...

You are making a strawman argument about the 5 yr wait before N number is available. True after an aircraft registration is canceled it takes 5 yrs to be available. I never said otherwise. Thus you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By gmcjetpilot
EDIT: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) *tank...

EDIT: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) *tank materal*''

Of course it has to be fuel proof.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Does Proseal Chemseal B2 TANK SEALENT STICK TO PLASTIC

EDIT: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) *tank materal*
I did try "plastic welding" using a solder iron. It worked mostly worked, looked good, but it seeps. Pin hole? Was not aggressive enough. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
"out of line", "min key stroke", "FAA gets the...

"out of line", "min key stroke", "FAA gets the hint". Not following you. I disagree raising the cost of annual renewal fee is the answer to anything, and you are entitled to your opinion. Peace.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
That is a random arbitrary suggestion with no...

That is a random arbitrary suggestion with no practical or ligament reason and ineffective. Sorry, it's not the rule. Boohoo too bad I RESERVED my number and you can't have it. Ha ha.... :D

Look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
No! WOW that is a bad idea. I reserved my N...

No!
WOW that is a bad idea. I reserved my N number when I started my project and it took 8 yrs (job change, cross country moves, etc). So by your estimate:
$50, $100, $200, $400, $800, $1600,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,173
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Oshkosh Virgin? RV's come in: Whole week and...

Oshkosh Virgin?

RV's come in:

Whole week and park in RV parking
Some come in Early, or Mid or Late Week and may park in RV parking OR
RV's can park anywhere in the Convention, camping, flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By gmcjetpilot
:cool:I also have the same 5 pt. Hooker, Mil Spec...

:cool:I also have the same 5 pt. Hooker, Mil Spec Lever, Pads on shoulder and legs. Quality is top notch. Threading the shoulder belts and crotch belt on the latch and plugging it into the lever side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Great comments VAF members... Thanks! Good...

Great comments VAF members... Thanks! Good info.Care to elaborate Dave? Hope nothing serious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By gmcjetpilot
SEAT BELT POLL, Latch Type, Brand, Style

This thread is a conversation on seatbelts or harness. Post a reply below on your thoughts of seatbelts. Did you buy belts from typical vendor for planes or did you buy generic racing harness.

Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Duncan I see you are fairly new and a RV8...

Duncan I see you are fairly new and a RV8 interested member. I have to assume a lot about your time, finances, RV flying if any. First of all a RV4 or RV6 with 150HP is likely the hottest plane you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Unhappy 1) YOU DO NOT want that oil coming back to your...

1) YOU DO NOT want that oil coming back to your engine. It is full of acid, moisture (more on that later) and crud.

2) You can lessen the oil by routing the end of the breather tube (metal) over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By gmcjetpilot
i know this post is 13 yrs old.... Do NOT exceed...

i know this post is 13 yrs old.... Do NOT exceed Van's recommendation in HP and aerobatics.... RV9 is NOT aerobatic.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for POSTING.... I am interested in your...

Thanks for POSTING.... I am interested in your experience, performance, etc.

I am interested in this system as well just for knowledge sake. I was not aware of it until thumbing through Spruce...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Oh I see. Thanks for the correction. The only...

Oh I see. Thanks for the correction. The only time it is correct to lean for takeoff of course is at high density altitude airports.

Rod Machado Great Video Worth a Watch Very Informative and...
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 59,052
Posted By gmcjetpilot
As Fritz said make sure Carb is operating...

As Fritz said make sure Carb is operating properly... To answer your question YES the needle on the float bowl meters and shuts fuel off to not over flow the bowl when full. There has been a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,267
Posted By gmcjetpilot
UGLY? Do you not see my thumbnail of my dog? Ha...

UGLY? Do you not see my thumbnail of my dog? Ha ha. All this NAV range is highly dependent on the VOR (high altitude, lower, terminal) and your altitude. My point being an antenna in the wing tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By gmcjetpilot
There is no dangerously close to detonation when...

There is no dangerously close to detonation when below 75% power.**

** That is assuming, good fuel octane, timing standard (typ 25 deg BTC) and standard compression (not racing high comp...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,681
Posted By gmcjetpilot
ADS-B is not required for Class G airspace....

ADS-B is not required for Class G airspace. Original question is once ADS-B is installed in TAIL # XYZ can you remove it or disable it.
Assuming EAB plane flown in class G airspace why not? I may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I did not read the whole thread but.... FREE...

I did not read the whole thread but....

FREE FLOWING in-take, induction from outside are to intake valve and non restrictive exhaust from exhaust valve to outside is "GOODNESS" (technical term...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Like anytrhing house, car, plane you look at...

Like anytrhing house, car, plane you look at compriables and what they SOLD FOR... I put SOLD FOR in Caps becasue asking is not sold. This gets you "market value". The market can go up and down. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thank you for great replies. Keep those coming....

Thank you for great replies. Keep those coming. Did not think of remote flip/flop and Ident buttons on stick. Great idea.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By gmcjetpilot
GRT (Grand Rapid Technology) Horz EFIS, What COM and Txpdr Do you USE?

I ordered a GRT Horizon 10.1 for my latest project. I did not buy radio or transponder yet. GRT (Grand Rapid Technologies) works with Trig well and what sell for both COM and Txpdr. They also sell a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,267
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes almost every day. Every airliner you see...

Yes almost every day. Every airliner you see landing at any major airport is doing an ILS even in VFR conditions. GPS approaches still have higher mins. However agree small airports often only have...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I solved the problem. I went all GRT.... like the...

I solved the problem. I went all GRT.... like the company, people, and with airshow discount it was cheaper to buy and no charge for updates. Future upgrade and repair if ever needed will be less...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By gmcjetpilot
As usual the VAF Forum Community comments are...

As usual the VAF Forum Community comments are gold. Thank you.

I went with touch. The hard buttons are still there. It is easier to type in data verses joggle through the alpha numeric list and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Touch Screen or NOT to Touch Screen

Touch screen a must have option?

Dynon Horizon 10.1 Touch worth vs the non touch with the premium (about $275). Never used one but what is the difference. How handy is the touch (I am guessing very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Wheel. Reinvent the wheel? No need. Please...

Wheel. Reinvent the wheel? No need.

Please follow the standard sheet metal methods and tools and practices as published in many manuals and AC 65-15A, FAA-H-8083-31A, and many other great books on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,948
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You make a good point. In the old days on large...

You make a good point. In the old days on large grass fields you could land into or near into the wind, and the dirt/grass would allow the tires to slip an skid on the turf. The too strong x-wind is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,948
Posted By gmcjetpilot
[QUOTE=rocketman1988;1601306] Quote: Originally...

[QUOTE=rocketman1988;1601306]
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcjetpilot View Post
You can disagree agree all you want. I'm not sure if you're talking about airliners but I've got 737/757/767 Boeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,948
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You can disagree agree all you want. I'm not sure...

You can disagree agree all you want. I'm not sure if you're talking about airliners but I've got 737/757/767 Boeing time, and sometimes I might use a little bit of a kick straight method in really...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,836
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Oh that does it. I guess I have to take my floats...

Oh that does it. I guess I have to take my floats off my RV-7. :D
Yep the weekend before the show is wet, but the show weather looks good, fairly mild temps and just sprinkles (by Florida standards)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,948
Posted By gmcjetpilot
What do you mean "worth it"? Getting a TW...

What do you mean "worth it"? Getting a TW endorsement does not require a written, but does require you sit down and read books on the "ART" of flying a "Conventional Gear" (tailwheel) plane. There is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,836
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Who knows. Plan on arriving per NOTAM before...

Who knows. Plan on arriving per NOTAM before daily airshow. If full they'll tell you no bueno. Fingers crossed for good weather and lot's of HB camping parking. They will have a spot for you.

There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,018
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I do the 20 degree flap when aligned with full...

I do the 20 degree flap when aligned with full deflection aileron, but I keep doing rolls on final. Go figure. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes Sir. Dan rolled his own but this is similar...

Yes Sir. Dan rolled his own but this is similar to the Sam James Cowl/Plenum.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I don't disagree with your minimalist approach....

I don't disagree with your minimalist approach. But weight? Bare aluminum baffles end up oxidizing after the clad wears off (if they were even clad to start with). If someone pulls cowl and you sew...
Forum: Flight Testing 03-17-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By gmcjetpilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195262

https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2018/media/SE_Topic_18-05.pdf

Bad Idea? No. I like your idea of going to practice and test. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,213
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The filters can wear, shrink, but they are...

The filters can wear, shrink, but they are reusable for a long time, so baby them, and follow proper cleaning and treatment. I agree the prices are ridiculous.

You are good to go with Amazon in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,605
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I got to meet Mike Patey at Oshkosh last year. I...

I got to meet Mike Patey at Oshkosh last year. I asked him how he is so productive and able to build these airplanes. He built a lancair with a IO780 and replaced it with a Pratt & Whitney turbine....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-12-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,836
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I just watched some YouTube Videos from people...

I just watched some YouTube Videos from people flying in and taxing Sun 'N Fun 2019, they show planes being marshalled onto the grass. The turf parking area ground looked pretty good (at least where...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-12-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,836
Posted By gmcjetpilot
B-1B will be at the show as a static. Hope to see...

B-1B will be at the show as a static. Hope to see it fly in. It would be nice if it did a full burner flyby.
Forum: COMM 03-10-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,098
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I edited my previous post but to repeat. To your...

I edited my previous post but to repeat. To your scenario, OK. Not a big deal. Do as I did when I flew with one radio and no other way to monitor a second Freq at all. Ask ATC for ATIS or ask to go...
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