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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,969
Posted By M5fly
similar experience

I got my PPL in a 152 and enjoyed that quite a bit, then transitioned to Cherokees to haul more stuff. Plus, I prefer the low wing. I took my first ride in my RV when I looked at buying it in the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-10-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By M5fly
Scales in Northern Nevada

I'm going to be replacing my prop this weekend and need to conduct a new W&B afterwards. Anyone in the area have a set of scales they'd be willing to let me borrow/rent this weekend? If you have a...
Forum: California 05-10-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By M5fly
We were able to do the Coastal Route southbound...

We were able to do the Coastal Route southbound and the SFRA northbound. It was a non-event but I was amazed at the amount of GA traffic to watch out for near Long Beach and Torrance. It was wild to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,076
Posted By M5fly
SoCal

Flew to Catalina for the weekend (well, we tried). Ceilings dropped to IFR as we were inbound so we diverted to Long Beach and took the ferry. Naturally the next day was clear skies. It was fun but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By M5fly
That would be a question for someone more...

That would be a question for someone more knowledgeable than me, this will be my first go at it. I'd guess the amount of usable fuel you have left in the system is negligible but someone else can...
Forum: California 05-06-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By M5fly
That sounds pretty simple, probably just need to...

That sounds pretty simple, probably just need to keep an eye out for overtaking slower spam cans. I've flown in the SFO and KC Class B before but not LA, should be a cool experience.
Forum: California 05-06-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By M5fly
LA SFRA

We're heading down to Catalina tomorrow with a fuel stop in Bakersfield. Looking at the LA SFRA it looks like the Coastal VFR Route is most in line with where we want to go. Any tips/pointers for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By M5fly
Thanks all, I'm planning to swap them out when I...

Thanks all, I'm planning to swap them out when I redo the W&B after my prop change in a week or so. Sounds like ACS is the way to go.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By M5fly
Fuel sumps

What brand/part number do you recommend for replacing the fuel sumps?
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By M5fly
We'll we down there next weekend, when are you...

We'll we down there next weekend, when are you thinking of going?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,737
Posted By M5fly
Does anyone have pics of the bird strike an RV...

Does anyone have pics of the bird strike an RV based at KRTS took up near Pyramid Lake a few months ago? A friend showed me pictures a while back and it looked nasty. Punched through a large chunk of...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-30-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By M5fly
With all the canceled airshows the demo teams...

With all the canceled airshows the demo teams need something to do, right? :cool:
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-30-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By M5fly
Well that's promising news... lol

Well that's promising news... lol
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-30-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By M5fly
Looking for someone with smoke in Northern Nevada

So we're finding out our baby's sex in a couple weeks and thought it would be sweet to do a gender reveal with and RV and colored smoke oil. Problem is, I don't have a smoke system or know anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,645
Posted By M5fly
For that price with no A/C, why not just camp?

For that price with no A/C, why not just camp?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,688
Posted By M5fly
After my experience with AMSOIL in my racecar...

After my experience with AMSOIL in my racecar years ago I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. We had been running Mobile then switched to AMSOIL and blew two or three engines within a year. After that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By M5fly
Also of note is the regulations currently not...

Also of note is the regulations currently not allowing experimental aircraft to operate in Mexico. This was a fairly recent policy change and something EAA and AOPA are working to help reverse.
Forum: Flight Testing 04-26-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By M5fly
Major change?

Paging Mel for this one... I'm in the process getting my Op Lims updated so I can put it back into Phase 1 for aerobatic testing but I also have a new prop that should arrive in late May. Would...
Forum: California 04-26-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By M5fly
2 hours

I'd also go if my schedule allowed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By M5fly
That should give me a good place to start, thank...

That should give me a good place to start, thank you!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-23-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By M5fly
Those all look like fun places to try, I'll have...

Those all look like fun places to try, I'll have to check them out this spring. I might also try out the grass at Columbia and Frazier Lake.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By M5fly
Hunting down a short

My 5 amp circuit breaker for the panel lights tripped this morning, any ideas on where to begin looking for the short? Anything electrical is in the complete unknown realm for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By M5fly
Not that taking off from Lake Tahoe or Truckee on...

Not that taking off from Lake Tahoe or Truckee on a summer afternoon is a recommended practice in any piston airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By M5fly
That makes sense and wow, what a jump on...

That makes sense and wow, what a jump on insurance! My insurance for this first year was around $2000 with zero RV hours. Maybe a good compromise in my situation is get her to solo in a Cessna or...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-21-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By M5fly
Alpine County Airport M45

Anyone been to M45 near Markleeville, CA recently and know the condition of the pavement in relation to an A model RV? I'm trying to have some fun challenging myself with different airports. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By M5fly
How did it go starting her training in the RV? My...

How did it go starting her training in the RV? My wife would like to start working on her PPL in the next year or so but I'm concerned about the nose gear taking a beating until she learns to land...
Forum: Autopilots 04-15-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By M5fly
Down the road I may do some panel upgrades and go...

Down the road I may do some panel upgrades and go with the Garmin AP but for now putting in the new Navaid AP that I already have is going to be the cheapest and easiest option.
Forum: Autopilots 04-14-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By M5fly
Haha, well then shame on me for procrastinating...

Haha, well then shame on me for procrastinating on getting it done for the past 2 months! Sounds like my logbook is gonna get a workout this weekend... new starter, main tires, oil change, and new AP...
Forum: Autopilots 04-14-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By M5fly
Navaid AP-1 Replacement

I've got the AP-1 in my 6A that seems to have gone bad and the previous owners gave me a new control head and servo in the box to install if I'd like. Is it as simple as unplugging the current one,...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-13-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By M5fly
That might work out well, thanks for the link.

That might work out well, thanks for the link.
Forum: Formation Flying 04-13-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By M5fly
Based in Carson City, NV KCXP and willing to fly...

Based in Carson City, NV KCXP and willing to fly a few hours to meet up with someone for a day or two. So basically anything from Portland to Boise to Salt Lake to Vegas and SoCal is fine with me....
Forum: Formation Flying 04-11-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By M5fly
West Coast formation flying

Are there any West Coast formation clinics planned this year? Formation flying looks like a blast and I'd love to get started. If nothing is planned, maybe some of the NorCal folks would be willing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By M5fly
Love the paint job!

Love the paint job!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,742
Posted By M5fly
fixed!

I had access to an NAS6205-25 bolt through work (I know it wasn't the 6605 series but it was the closest I could get) so I decided to give the easy fix a try. I knew it would be close but wasn't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-08-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,742
Posted By M5fly
Ah, I wondered exactly what that hole/cover was...

Ah, I wondered exactly what that hole/cover was for. I may try this route first and if it doesn't fix it I've still got everything I need to go the taper pin route.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,742
Posted By M5fly
How were you able to torque the nut reaming from...

How were you able to torque the nut reaming from the top down? I'd prefer that route but didn't think it was possible.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,742
Posted By M5fly
Do you happen to have the specs so I get the...

Do you happen to have the specs so I get the right one from ACS? I already ordered the taper pin but if this easier fix works I can always return the other stuff. Is this a bolt I could find at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,563
Posted By M5fly
Yes, it was $177 for the VFR inspection w/tax....

Yes, it was $177 for the VFR inspection w/tax. Shop rates around here are a tad higher than other places around the country as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,563
Posted By M5fly
Haha, that's often my mindset. I'm sure most...

Haha, that's often my mindset. I'm sure most folks can and do go years without it but I'd be the lucky one to get spot checked. $85 a year is cheap insurance...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,742
Posted By M5fly
Would you recommend removing the engine first and...

Would you recommend removing the engine first and then the mount or can it be done by freeing the mount from the firewall just enough to allow room to complete the job?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,563
Posted By M5fly
Even though I'm new to the RV world this is a...

Even though I'm new to the RV world this is a common misconception I've been hearing concerning 91.413. I just got my transponder tested this morning and when asking several RV owners for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-05-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,742
Posted By M5fly
Getting ready for the fun...

Resurrecting this thread... I recently found some play in the nose gear on my 6A and decided to go with the tapered pin repair. I just ordered the parts and they should be here later this week....
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By M5fly
Just ordered the Sensenich GA, I'll report back...

Just ordered the Sensenich GA, I'll report back with my results once I receive and test it out!
Forum: Interiors 04-05-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By M5fly
Ah, good point. She definitely has no need for it.

Ah, good point. She definitely has no need for it.
Forum: Interiors 04-05-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By M5fly
Seat cushion options for pregnant wife

My wife is pregnant and not yet showing but we'd like to look at our options for getting her a little more room from the stick as she gets bigger. What have other folks done? Maybe someone has a set...
Forum: Propellers 04-01-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By M5fly
I know opinions may vary but this seems like...

I know opinions may vary but this seems like quite a chore if you're wanting to change it quickly. Sensenich advertises less than 5 minutes to change with their pin system. Both props seem great but...
Forum: Propellers 03-31-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By M5fly
Sensenich vs Whirlwind vs Catto

I'm beginning my search for a new prop and looking for others to share their experience with the mentioned brands. I've narrowed it down to the Sensenich and Whirlwind ground adjustables or a Catto....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By M5fly
That's great to hear, I would hope what I'm...

That's great to hear, I would hope what I'm looking for would follow a similar timeline. I can probably deal with 3 months, just not 6+.
Forum: Propellers 03-24-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By M5fly
Catto has definitely been my number one choice...

Catto has definitely been my number one choice for a prop change. I'm likely going to do some engine work this fall so I won't want to get a new prop before that, but having an idea of what I want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By M5fly
I like the idea behind that! Lol I'd also be...

I like the idea behind that! Lol I'd also be interested in hearing what the gurus have to say about it.

I've begun to hear the horror stories of Lycon having your engine for 8+ months while...
Forum: Propellers 03-22-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By M5fly
Have you since switched props? If you did, were...

Have you since switched props? If you did, were there any noticeable differences? Went flying with another local 6A owner yesterday who has the 160hp with a Senenich 70x74 and he blew the doors off...
Forum: Propellers 03-21-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By M5fly
Aymar-Demuth prop info

Can anyone tell me what numbers Aymar-Demuth used to identify their prop types? I've got one with the composite overlay on my RV that is the 68x72. The serial number, diameter and pitch are written...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By M5fly
I agree, the 10:1 pistons do seem a little high...

I agree, the 10:1 pistons do seem a little high and I'm not sure it's worth the risk. It seems going with 8.5:1 and flowing the heads would be a significant power upgrade without decreasing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By M5fly
I had my first pinch flat yesterday on my 6A and...

I had my first pinch flat yesterday on my 6A and I think I'm going to go with the Beringer nose wheel now as well. The tube vs tubeless debate on cost and ease of repair is the same here as what it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By M5fly
Lycon engine work

I'm looking into getting Lycon to port and polish the heads on my O-320 and possibly upgrade to higher compression pistons. The engine is the 150hp E2A, which IIRC there was a thread on here that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By M5fly
As mentioned, everyone's head will fit...

As mentioned, everyone's head will fit differently. For me, the A20's are extremely uncomfortable after only a short time due to their top-hinged design. I went with the Zulu 3's and love them.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-17-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for sharing, I hadn't found a good...

Thanks for sharing, I hadn't found a good calculator like that. I basically did the 90 degree 3 leg test, but just didn't log the 3rd leg. Looking back at my GPS data though and entering everything...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-17-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By M5fly
I was able to do a 2 leg test this morning and...

I was able to do a 2 leg test this morning and these are the results...

Both directions were WOT at 8000ft indicated (30.09") and 2610rpm. I don't have an OAT gauge but I'd guess it was around -5 to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for all the replies so far. I think I...

Thanks for all the replies so far. I think I might do a 2 leg speed test to get a rough idea (math isn't my strong suit) and see where we're at. The plane does have a manifold pressure gauge so I can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By M5fly
I haven't the slightest clue, lol. I think I'll...

I haven't the slightest clue, lol. I think I'll also do some speed tests at 8k next time I fly and note all rpm settings, winds, and other variables. This is probably the more accurate way to check...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By M5fly
150hp 6/6A speeds

Looking for some feedback on what the typical speeds you guys with the 150hp fixed pitch are seeing in cruise. I've been using 2400-2500rpm between 8500-11500ft and haven't seen ground speeds more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By M5fly
I'd also like a copy, melby0919@gmail.com

I'd also like a copy, melby0919@gmail.com
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for the note on Shelter Cove, we'll...

Thanks for the note on Shelter Cove, we'll definitely have to check that out. Should be a fun little excursion. Great video by the way!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By M5fly
Do you have any recommendations for exploring the...

Do you have any recommendations for exploring the area? Wife and I are thinking of taking a day trip up there on Saturday.
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