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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A big part of it is incestuous flight...

A big part of it is incestuous flight instruction.

When I was teaching Aviation Safety (not flight or ground instruction) at a big name aeronautical university in Arizona, I had a CFI - employed at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
More thread drift: I've stalled my RV-9A in a 78°...

More thread drift: I've stalled my RV-9A in a 78° bank at 55 knots. How? 0.95 Gs.
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my slider, I used painter’s tape. Peeled off...

On my slider, I used painter’s tape. Peeled off some paint but I’m not sure that the primer was done properly.

Occasionally, the canopy is hard to pull back, so I’m reluctant to try any rubber...
Forum: GPS 08-13-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I can guess as to why the charts come out later,...

I can guess as to why the charts come out later, but I'll let somebody who knows answer that one.

To ease the pain on the chart upload, I make two SD cards and upload both screens at once. Since the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
All those red zone limits are set in G3X...

All those red zone limits are set in G3X Configuration Mode, and are easy to reset. Next time the parameter to red, get the numerical readings and see if those parameters deserve to be indicated as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure that military test pilot training is as...

Not sure that military test pilot training is as relevant as light plane experience. You're not interested in a handling qualities assessment as much as you want someone who can get the plane off the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another factor to consider is the RV-9A...

Another factor to consider is the RV-9A equipment... fixed pitch or constant speed, and the biggie, whose avionics. Mastering (completely) a glass panel can be as big a task as learning to fly the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Taken care of! The daughter of a VAFer lives in...

Taken care of! The daughter of a VAFer lives in town and is going to visit her dad tomorrow.

:-)

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Anybody in or stopping at Sheboygan?

I've got a package at the FBO that I forgot to pick up when I left, and they're not able to ship it to me. So if anybody can grab it and send it my way...

Thanks!

Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. I've found that I wanted more screen real...

Hmm. I've found that I wanted more screen real estate than the GTN650, and I've to think long and hard about the lesser screen real estate of the 355 et al.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Already covered with three GPS units in the...

Already covered with three GPS units in the panel: both display screens have WAAS GPS built in (but not approach capable), plus the external IFR GPS/VOR/ILS unit.

If I were building a new panel,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-08-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've got a 7" diameter extension, but I don't...

I've got a 7" diameter extension, but I don't think it will work for a constant speed prop.

Send me your email and I'll send pictures.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Glass cockpit failure modes

Ever since my RV-9A went all glass, I've struggled to learn all the system failure modes, a task much more involved than in the days of steam gauges and manual calculations.

One level of analysis is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,032
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's a whole bunch of questionable psychology...

There's a whole bunch of questionable psychology at the bottom of all this. It's not clear that the controllers and pilots have the same goals for flight safety; there's considerable pressure on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,032
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Taking action

I've forwarded this link to the EAA volunteer who is in a position to make things happen, and to the airport itself via their web site.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,463
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Had to be at AirVenture Saturday night for the...

Had to be at AirVenture Saturday night for the Awards ceremony, and by Sunday the storms were starting to move in across Tennessee, etc. Mountains plus small plane plus fatigue means go visit my Iowa...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I got spares (two of em) for $11 each from...

I got spares (two of em) for $11 each from Aircraft Spruce.

The shop screwed up the first replacement. Different shop this time, but still..

Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Did your Garmin G3X or Dynon record your Oshkosh landing?

There’s an excellent possibility that the digital flight data from your landing can provide valuable safety data if we can assemble, say, a hundred landings at Oshkosh. The landings do not have to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,536
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Here's a few scenarios that I think would...

Here's a few scenarios that I think would appropriately be in "use cases" when designing Smart Glide:
* Training / familiarization, certainly the best time to find out how something new really...
Forum: The RV Grin 07-21-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My first RV was a -4. I worked up to slowly to...

My first RV was a -4.

I worked up to slowly to flying with an aft c.g., i.e., with a passenger. The same stick force that gave a 2 G turn solo gave 5 G with somebody in the back seat.

And when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,536
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I have it in the RV-9A, G3X Touch and plain old...

I have it in the RV-9A, G3X Touch and plain old GTN650.

I don't like it. Had a very bad experience the first time I tried it.

Don't recall all the problems I've seen, but one thing that Smart Glide...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Landing today gave nosewheel shimmy. Again. Went...

Landing today gave nosewheel shimmy. Again. Went back tonight and measured tire pressure: 28, down from 50. I'll order a new tube tomorrow and get it installed while I'm at Oshkosh. (I don't park at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Landing today gave nosewheel shimmy. Went back...

Landing today gave nosewheel shimmy. Went back tonight and measured tire pressure: 28, down from 50. I'll order a new tube tomorrow and get it installed while I'm at Oshkosh. (I don't park on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
First Day Towards Oshkosh

The plan was to head for Oshkosh as soon as the weather allowed, starting from Savannah today, Thursday or Friday.

Yesterday morning was an IPC in the RV-9A, including my first ever GCA/PAR...
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Here's something to check -- on my old RV-4,...

Here's something to check -- on my old RV-4, pushing, say full right rudder would apply left brake (!). Certainly made for an exciting takeoff one day, but at least I went between the runway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Great control "lock"

The purpose of a control lock isn't necessarily to lock the controls in place, the real purpose is to keep them from banging around in the wind.

In the hangar, I found a piece of soft foam, as would...
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In years past, there has been considerable...

In years past, there has been considerable discrepancy between planned and actual arrivals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The easiest way to ship wings is leading edge...

The easiest way to ship wings is leading edge down. The curvature gives lots of stiffness... Put some padding under it, like the foam-backed insulation sheets from Lowe's Aircraft Supply or Home...
Forum: RV-15 07-16-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Interesting that in all these discussions, nobody...

Interesting that in all these discussions, nobody has brought up the GlaStar Sportsman 2+2. At first glance, it appears to meet Schu's list other than the baggage door isn't all that big, and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Look one line up in the .csv file to find GPS...

Look one line up in the .csv file to find GPS Velocity E (m/sec), GPS Velocity N (m/sec) and GPS Velocity U (m/sec). GPS velocity East, North, and Up.

If you plot GPS U and vertical speed, the plots...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nose tire pressure was 25, way low, two months...

Nose tire pressure was 25, way low, two months after condition inspection by a new AI. Ran the tire inflator, still 25. Then the pressure gauge broke in two. (!) now it’s inflated to 50. While we’re...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If it is grease that went too far, can that be...

If it is grease that went too far, can that be fixed by tightening things up or does that require disassembly and cleaning?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Budd Davisson does tailwheel training in his...

Budd Davisson does tailwheel training in his Pitts. Excellent!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nosewheel shimmy?

Really? On an RV-9A?

Has happened twice in the last month, never in the preceding six years.

Vibration stopped after two cycles, both times. Moderate intensity.

Both landings probably had...
Forum: Midwest 07-14-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,901
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Now that's a surprise!

Submitted a forum idea to EAA and thought that it had been rejected. Nope, it's on! So now I'm trying to remember all those great ideas I had six months ago...
Forum: RV-15 07-14-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The 40 hours is for Experimental, Amateur Built....

The 40 hours is for Experimental, Amateur Built. There's an excellent chance that the RV-15 engineering test prototype is licensed as Experimental, R&D, subject to a different set of rules.

As for...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
At least I’m good for something…. :-) The better...

At least I’m good for something…. :-)

The better news is that the factory reads all our posts, even at the risk of serious injury from laughing too hard.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Why flat fuselage surfaces?

In this CAD/CAM age, I wonder why the tail cone sides and bottom are flat. Seems to me in my elegant armchair that if those surfaces were curved just that least little bit, there would be less...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Landing gear suspension

If I recall correctly, the Luscombe 8 series (two seats, 65-85 0r 100 HP) had a similar landing gear with only one shock. If one gear leg had more friction than the other, one leg could move more...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Maintainability Wish List

So before the RV-15 becomes a production airplane, here’s my list of maintenance annoyances on the RV-9A that I hope can be avoided on the RV-15… And I bought my RV-9A already flying, so that’s my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If I was king of the world, my airplane would...

If I was king of the world, my airplane would have no more different kinds of screws than absolutely necessary. No #6 screws for starters, and all the #8 screws would be the same length.

Still...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One more desirable feature would be control locks...

One more desirable feature would be control locks as part of the kit. Floatplaners would probably like lifting rings.

It was also interesting to see somebody pull down on a wingtip and get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Look in Vans catalog for fuel cap parts T-406 and...

Look in Vans catalog for fuel cap parts T-406 and similar. Unfortunately, the tabs are not available as individual parts. I’ve asked.

See this thread for more ideas:...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I don't know if anybody makes lift struts with a...

I don't know if anybody makes lift struts with a pressure recovery cross section, but the armchair engineer wonders if that might be good for another few knots...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
That might be peculiar to the one you flew. I've...

That might be peculiar to the one you flew. I've flown factory demo GlaStar, Sportsman 2+2, and the Symphony certified version and written pilot reports on all of them. All of them had nice, mission...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hope the weather patterns change! Today's...

Hope the weather patterns change! Today's forecast is for IFR with ceilings at 1,000, scattered underneath, continuing till the thunderstorms hit early afternoon.

Looks like my escape plan will be...
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I sure hope it has a baggage door. My old Cessna...

I sure hope it has a baggage door. My old Cessna 175 didn't and it was a real pain to load it for a trip.

It would also be nice if the RV-14 had a baggage door, but there's lots of structure in the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Could't afford the gas... and now they're all...

Could't afford the gas... and now they're all grounded.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Where to stay overnight, GA to OSH

On past trips, I've always stayed with friends as the need arose, going and coming. This year, that won't work -- out of town, runway torn up for resurfacing, kid moved back in with too much stuff....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks, but there is no 91.205 requirement for...

Thanks, but there is no 91.205 requirement for anti-collision lights for IFR. In fact, it's standard practice to turn off strobes in clouds.

There's still the question of red, meaning engine turning...
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,036
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
They're being sneaky with the registration...

They're being sneaky with the registration information...

Serial Number 081005
Manufacturer Name VANS AIRCRAFT INC
Certificate Issue Date 05/19/2022
Model RV-8X...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Red or Clear belly strobe?

That's the question. The only strobe on my plane is in the belly, and I'm not about to go through painful process of running more wires out into the wing... Been there, done that, got the scratches...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I converted the RV-9A to constant speed...

When I converted the RV-9A to constant speed prop, one significant change was the faster acceleration on takeoff. With a nosewheel, there was not much P factor and the increased acceleration was easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Just a heads up -- historically, there has...

Just a heads up -- historically, there has sometimes been confusion on a long fuel selector handle as to whether the long part is the pointer or the tail. Accidents have resulted from the confusion....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Most places that advertised "wire" really meant...

Most places that advertised "wire" really meant braided cable. I found 3/16 steel rod at Home Depot and will try that.

First step will be to clean off all the grease! And I hope it won't rust.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Local hardware store has 3/32 and 5/16. Last...

Local hardware store has 3/32 and 5/16.

Last time I asked, they didn't have any.

That was too easy...

Ed
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Steel wire rudder lock

My RV-9A came with the standard upside down U steel wire rudder lock that goes through the rudder stop and the bellcrank. The wire also was threaded through a red ribbon.

In an episode that makes no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Some years back, there was an article in...

Some years back, there was an article in Kitplanes, I believe, asking three writers this same question. Two of the three said RV-4. That was my second choice behind the Thunder Mustang, chosen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
New AirVenture App

Just downloaded the new EAA AirVenture app. Pretty sweet!

On the web page, I'd already marked all the forums etc I wanted to attend, and those are now on the app. But what's cool is that all the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I went straight to MarvelSchebler for a...

I went straight to MarvelSchebler for a replacement carb because I had a non-stock request -- I wanted a carb that ran rich for summertime cooling, and the factory did that and, on the flow bench,...
Forum: Midwest 07-01-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,901
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'll be presenting in the Pilot Proficiency...

I'll be presenting in the Pilot Proficiency Center, in breakout sessions, three times each on Monday and Friday afternoons. The topic is Base to Final: More Than Stall/Spin. Those presentations are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Paul was right, the cap is worn and there are no...

Paul was right, the cap is worn and there are no replacement parts for it. However, my junk pile had another fuel cap that had a broken roll pin, so that one will be resuscitated and I will still...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks for the inputs. Just got home and got on...

Thanks for the inputs. Just got home and got on Van's website.

The older fuel caps have black O-rings and are no longer available. The newer T-406A... "The brown O-rings are generally auto fuel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Fuel cap problem

The tab on one fuel cap has been progressively less willing to stay down. This morning the tab would pop up as if on a spring.

Anybody seen this before? Probably need to replace the O rings, after...
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