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Forum: RV-4 02-27-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By gereed75
He burns more gas taxing out than you do for the...

He burns more gas taxing out than you do for the whole flight!
Forum: Florida (South) 02-27-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,682
Posted By gereed75
Second the recommendation for Page field. Easy...

Second the recommendation for Page field. Easy in and out, Base Ops is a really solid
FBO. Self serve is a long taxi across the field to south east ramp though.

Never been into Naples. Probably...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-22-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,403
Posted By gereed75
Thanks Dan. Interesting experience huh? Not...

Thanks Dan. Interesting experience huh? Not sure how any individual six/seven, ten or whatever with whatever various trim systems as installed would compare to your airplane, but at least we have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,779
Posted By gereed75
With a first gen glass panel I do have good...

With a first gen glass panel I do have good engine / fuel flow / limit warning displayed via a GRT EIS.

Screen brightness was definitely an issue with early EFB’s. I now run a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,779
Posted By gereed75
Some thoughts on the state of instruments/avionics

I recently had a thought about the current state of cockpit instrumentation and avionics.

When I built those many years ago, it was in the infancy of reliable glass. For a variety of reasons, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,403
Posted By gereed75
Agreed Walt. One of my points is that the...

Agreed Walt. One of my points is that the typical Ray Allen servo, although seemingly very reliable (no reported failures or accident cause factors), is not exactly a Mil Spec piece of equipment,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,403
Posted By gereed75
Mike, it does sound like a good idea. I spend...

Mike, it does sound like a good idea. I spend hours bombing around on trips with no need to ever touch the trim. Sounds like a new SOP.

Dan H, for sake of clarity, when you say “controllable With...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,403
Posted By gereed75
Dan, I think that your time of response would...

Dan, I think that your time of response would be pretty typical. Trimming back would be a very natural response that would not be helping, wasting valuable response time. That is why I said “ trim...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,403
Posted By gereed75
I am glad to see this issue getting some...

I am glad to see this issue getting some attention. I am also glad to hear that the OP was able to control his AC in a very extremis situation. I can add nothing to the suggestions already made here...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,014
Posted By gereed75
In addition to the sources mentioned above I...

In addition to the sources mentioned above I suggest that the wide variety of silicon tubing available from places like Summit Racing might also be an alternative. Not as flexible as Skeet but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,014
Posted By gereed75
There are so many variables in this system and...

There are so many variables in this system and very small changes can have significant impact.

One of my concerns has always been the use of SCAT tubing on these systems as ducts. The inside ridges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,505
Posted By gereed75
Mark, Thanks for that link. Very interesting...

Mark, Thanks for that link. Very interesting data, thanks Nigel.

Interesting that with that data, Nigel and a couple of other sage flyers stated a choice to do normal take offs from paved runways...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,505
Posted By gereed75
Thanks for the food for thought Mel. Although...

Thanks for the food for thought Mel.

Although the airliner example is certainly true, it is a bit apples to oranges to our case. Our fat short Hersey bar wings perform very differently than an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,505
Posted By gereed75
This is probably one of those things that for...

This is probably one of those things that for every pro there is a con.

I personally never use them on TO. Part of my reasoning is safety - if engine fails, I do not want the drag. Yes I want them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By gereed75
Correction - after getting the old pump out and...

Correction - after getting the old pump out and looking at logs this pump is more like 25 years old and 1200 hours

I used the string/bungee method to hold the actuating cam up. Pulled the pump up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By gereed75
12 years and 550 hrs

12 years and 550 hrs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By gereed75
Tom, one of the fittings on my pump had a flare...

Tom, one of the fittings on my pump had a flare on one end and a flare with the o ring boss on the other end - nice!

Bobby, yes, the folks at this very small municipal field always come out to pump...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By gereed75
Failed mechanical fuel pump field fix

Just experienced a failed mechanical fuel fuel pump discovered at a fuel stop at a relatively remote field.

The pump still made good pressure but the leak rate was way too much to fly it.

Turns out...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By gereed75
Any experience with these guys...

Any experience with these guys https://ciescorp.net/

Expensive but their sales pitch is persuasive. Big positive article in EAA Sport Aviation and AOPA magazines.

Technology looks good.

My red...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By gereed75
Do you have chains or some type of link between...

Do you have chains or some type of link between the rudder horns and the TW actuating arm?? The length of the linkage can adjust TW malignment

There is some ?slop? in the whole assembly. Some...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,209
Posted By gereed75
Also ex military ex helo guy. Was worried about...

Also ex military ex helo guy. Was worried about the left hand to yoke thing. It was never a real issue but my mind still sees it as awkward

Built the six with a left hand throttle lever using...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,895
Posted By gereed75
Just adding my experience. Noticed fuel leaking...

Just adding my experience. Noticed fuel leaking from vent after shutdown after a 2.5 hour cross country IO 360. Engine had been running fine. Calculate that I had about 1.5 gallons less fuel than...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,198
Posted By gereed75
I run I fly gps on a Nexus 7. Perfect sunlight...

I run I fly gps on a Nexus 7.

Perfect sunlight readability. Great software ( never used any thing else but can’t imagine anything else you would need). Seamless updating. Reasonable price....
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By gereed75
Jeff, Yes the 2-3 knots is inconsequential and...

Jeff, Yes the 2-3 knots is inconsequential and I personally way prefer the tail drager but....I run my airplane WOT in cross country cruise about 95% of the time. I suspect many others do the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,451
Posted By gereed75
On a related note.....has anyone ever noticed...

On a related note.....has anyone ever noticed change in engine noise associated with oil temp?

I perceive an audible low frequency rumble at lower oil temps, maybe below 140 or so. Sort of a...
Forum: Northeast 05-01-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By gereed75
There are published procedures for navigating the...

There are published procedures for navigating the corridor. Available on line somewhere
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By gereed75
Closed Towers - Any news about operation restrictions

With the FAA plans to close many towers in response to Corona, has anyone seen any proposals to restricting ops from those previously tower controlled fields?

I guess it would be no different than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-03-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By gereed75
Herman, thank you posting this. Checked out...

Herman, thank you posting this. Checked out your other work. Really really nice quality, content and production value! Not to mention the fantastic flying experiences you have accumulated!

Your...
Forum: Rocket 01-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,871
Posted By gereed75
Might be work than your looking for, but I...

Might be work than your looking for, but I epoxied a foam core onto my RV-6 floor and then epoxied an aluminum sheet onto that creating a very stiff composite floor panel.

No vibration, exhaust...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,012
Posted By gereed75
My sky view ext was mounted very much like the...

My sky view ext was mounted very much like the Jliltd photo above, very close to a Garmin ant that serves my Nav GPS (GNC 300xl). I had some trouble getting my Echo to work and in the process I...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-05-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,243
Posted By gereed75
Javier, did you go through US Navy flight...

Javier, did you go through US Navy flight training??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By gereed75
I fly almost all cross country in my -6. I have...

I fly almost all cross country in my -6. I have loaded all kinds of stuff in it from time to time - skis, golf clubs, car transmission, passenger and bagage, etc. oh yea, and my dog. Just don’t see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,586
Posted By gereed75
Everything posted here is good advise. In...

Everything posted here is good advise. In particular I would advise no action (except the throttle adjustment) until you have 20 hours or so on the installation. At that point things should be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,173
Posted By gereed75
I do not know anything about the trim features...

I do not know anything about the trim features built int any of the more sophisticated panel integrated auto pilots out there. I did do some fairly extensive testing of the ?stock? trim system in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,907
Posted By gereed75
As another option, I have a big steel sewer grate...

As another option, I have a big steel sewer grate on the taxi way just outside my hangar. Park the tailwheel on it and Tie down with two cargo straps. Works “grate” because there are multiple...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,838
Posted By gereed75
I assume 6and 14 pedals a similar. I have angle...

I assume 6and 14 pedals a similar. I have angle on the bottom of my pedals after experiencing ergo issues similar to you.

500 hours and hundreds of landings latter - no rubber, no problems. Keep...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,993
Posted By gereed75
Where is the oil cooler air vented from? On my...

Where is the oil cooler air vented from?

On my James Plenum 6 with an outlet to the oil cooler behind the left rear cylinder, that cylinder runs 25-30 degrees hotter than others. I have an oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,316
Posted By gereed75
Wow Dan, that is a lot of thought going there....

Wow Dan, that is a lot of thought going there. Reminds me of the time I was sitting in a gondola with a ski instructor checking out two fledgling instructors. Head guy asked “ what are the five...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,704
Posted By gereed75
I know this is a fanciful fun thread, but a jet...

I know this is a fanciful fun thread, but a jet is about the most opposite thing to Van think that you can come up with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,316
Posted By gereed75
Dayton. One of the things I do not see mentioned...

Dayton. One of the things I do not see mentioned is the throttle position. I, like almost everyone with a CS prop, always run WOT in cruise. This is the basis of everything else. From there...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,655
Posted By gereed75
I spoke with a Hartzell guy at Sun and Fun. He...

I spoke with a Hartzell guy at Sun and Fun. He said they started the current aluminum prop line with smaller roots, but added meat there to beef Up strength to gain structural margins with modified...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,986
Posted By gereed75
I used a two part approach to mitigate risk: 1)...

I used a two part approach to mitigate risk:

1) I “biased” the servo/tab linkage by lengthening the threaded rod so that the servo provides just enough nose down trim to balance flight at Vne, no...
Forum: Safety 06-03-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,986
Posted By gereed75
Don?t want to be argumentative

But Jim, set up in fast cruise flight, trim the nose down continuously. assuming a stock Vans trim system, count the seconds before the trim pressure becomes so great that you could not comfortably...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-05-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,766
Posted By gereed75
It’s your airplane, your money and your TIME. Do...

It’s your airplane, your money and your TIME. Do what you want but I think you will do a bunch of work and never know the difference

The extra HP will increase speed by maybe 2 knots, the extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,411
Posted By gereed75
Flew in and out yesterday. Both procedures are...

Flew in and out yesterday. Both procedures are pretty simple and work well. Did get cut off by a 172 that just entered on their own terms apparently not even monitoring tower freq, and wandered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By gereed75
Will there be tie downs (stakes) in GAP parking? ...

Will there be tie downs (stakes) in GAP parking? If not can you rent them?

In Florida and my Oshkosh tiedowns are back home. Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,620
Posted By gereed75
Gash - fixed the right hand on the stick thing...

Gash - fixed the right hand on the stick thing with a left hand throttle in my six using an 8 rear throttle kit. Works great and falls to hand like it was designed into the origin

Dan - I’m 6’4 and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,781
Posted By gereed75
I made a hangar system along the lines of the...

I made a hangar system along the lines of the older “stock” system as shown in the photos linked above but but with the following mods -

I used the squashed stainless tube hangers as used by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,944
Posted By gereed75
Me too. Yikes, what would Freud say?

Me too. Yikes, what would Freud say?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,620
Posted By gereed75
No jet jock here, Navy helos and turbo teeny...

No jet jock here, Navy helos and turbo teeny weeny’s. Flying a six with a left hand throttle - junior A6 I guess
Forum: Safety 03-21-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,218
Posted By gereed75
I have a 6 with the typical MAC servo electric...

I have a 6 with the typical MAC servo electric trim with a stick mounted coolie hat

During phase 1 I did some testing to determine how much trim force would be generated in a runaway trim...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-04-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,400
Posted By gereed75
Not exactly on your flight route but close to...

Not exactly on your flight route but close to Lakeland is Fort Myers Page field. fort Myers CC is a public Muni course about 10 minutes from the field . It is an excellent course - Donald Ross...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,064
Posted By gereed75
Interesting comments about airspeed. I slip my...

Interesting comments about airspeed. I slip my small tail six routinely downwind to final usually with half flaps when needed to lose excess altitude. I have always noticed what I thought was a...
Forum: Propellers 02-13-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 44,093
Posted By gereed75
Hmm, interesting journey. I thought at one time...

Hmm, interesting journey. I thought at one time that the extended James cowl with composite prop might be the optimal six configuration. Go for it and good luck!
Forum: Propellers 02-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 44,093
Posted By gereed75
Cg considerations

Bob, I am sure you have considered the effect on cg that this change will cause.

Several hundred hours ago, I switched from a 200rv to a hartzell Aluminum to gain 19 pounds on the nose. The cg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,848
Posted By gereed75
I am using the Nexus 7 with the Ifly GPS app for...

I am using the Nexus 7 with the Ifly GPS app for android. This is a great combo. Excellent screen clarity with no readability issues, even using the sectionals. Easy updates, intuitive and very...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-25-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,647
Posted By gereed75
Very Cool. I suggest that you check into ear...

Very Cool. I suggest that you check into ear muffs and acclimate him to those. You do not want to damage his hearing.

I use the same short tether idea for my 12 pound min pin. He only tends to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,422
Posted By gereed75
I have read this thread with some consideration....

I have read this thread with some consideration. The general conduct of the RV community and the culture it breeds, specifically in regards to safety, has always been of interest to me. I have been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,619
Posted By gereed75
Lotsa RV 6 landings - I am not a fan of full...

Lotsa RV 6 landings - I am not a fan of full flaps unless the runway is short. 1/2 flaps is my standard. 1/2 flaps add lift co-efficient, full flaps only add drag

Do not chop the power at 3'. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,307
Posted By gereed75
No consensus

Well after many posts. There seems no clear consensus on many of the points. I am going with:

Shorten horn to reduce unlocking tendency

Aileron into the wind

Hold tail off as long as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,307
Posted By gereed75
Smile Steve. I pondered this question also,...

Steve. I pondered this question also, specifically today as I sat astride the jacked up tail wheel, drill and 3/8" wrenches in hand. After doing some yanking on the tail wheel and rudder (gently ) I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,307
Posted By gereed75
Dan, I think you are wrong on this one. The same...

Dan, I think you are wrong on this one. The same linear displacement (the rudder pulling on the steering arm) will produce more angular rotation of the tail wheel with a shorter lever arm.

Think of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,307
Posted By gereed75
Here is one reference. I am sure there are others...

Here is one reference. I am sure there are others

http://tailwheelersjournal.com/2012/12-the-curse-and-blessing-of-tailwheel-steering/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,307
Posted By gereed75
I have a different theory on this I would like to...

I have a different theory on this I would like to throw out for discussion.....

In a xwind, as the the aircraft slows, forward stick used to hold the tail up. As speed further decreases, more rudder...
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