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Forum: Southeast 02-18-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Camping and B&B rooms

Update:

Several people have reserved rooms at the B&B, and there are several rooms available. Some are staying Friday night, and one couple staying Saturday night.

If you think you might camp or...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation other options

Just in case Jesse Saint and Vic Syracuse aren't available on your timeline, here's how to get a fair prebuy examination (it's technically not an inspection and doesn't go in the log book).

Call EAA...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-18-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,905
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Start riding along now...

It is good to see another person who has the itch to fly. Start riding with anyone you can find flying. Find people that are close to you here on VAF so you can start riding in RVs too. Don't...
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Wild life on the plantation

Questions are coming in regarding the wild life in the South Carolina "low country." As with any rural location, it is important that we all keep an eye out for animals crossing a grass runway or...
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Fun overnight at SC55 - March 26 and 27, 2021

Looking to stir the pot a bit and get some folks out to a fun destination in South Carolina.

Broxton Bridge Plantation - SC55 - South Carolina

My wife and I will be there on Friday evening,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,529
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow No repairman's certificate

I think there's no real issue here unless the OP wants to earn the Repairman's Certificate.

If not, then there's no real issue as it really is like buying a flying RV. I bought a flying RV-7 and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Kelly Aerospace

I recently used Kelly Aerospace in Montgomery, AL at the recommendation of the A&P who supervised my condition inspection.

They were up front on pricing and saved me money over a complete...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,933
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Mutt-Muffs?

Just like you and I don't like flying without hearing protection at all, not even for 60 seconds, dogs need something to protect their hearing too.

Must use Mutt-Muffs or an equivalent. It will...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,868
Posted By FlyinTiger
Red face Great lessons learned

It looks like there are some good lessons to be learned here. It looked like your daughter was appreciative and happy for you at the end of the video.

If this ride was genuinely for her benefit,...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,788
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile A modern engine

I'm watching with interest. Looking for these modern engines to run a few thousand hours reliably, technological advances are exciting.

Next, examples of electrically governed props being used with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation start begging for rides

Welcome, you came to the right place!

First, before making a final decision on anything, go find your local RV group. EAA Chapters can point you in the right direction if walking out on the local...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Vans?

Did Vans chime in yet on what they thought? It would still be interesting to hear what they have to say regarding the fix...I'm sure this isn't the only one with this problem.

Posting here helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile nose wheels

Yes, I agree...we're planning on building a nose gear equipped RV-14A so more people can enjoy it without breaking the bank on insurance. Our family is full of aviators, but few have enough...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb LOL - mirror handle?

I think that "pushrod" is the handle on the mirror used to look at the bracket in question.

Normally, during a prebuy the contract to buy is contingent upon the aircraft being completely issue...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,528
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question taxi turns, wind

Food for thought...do you have lot of turns when taxiing back to your hangar that would wear one side more than the other? Wind that blows from one direction all the time while taxiing? Cross wind...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation It can be fixed

That is more than just "close to the edge." What a testament to the strength of a Vans design that it held up in flight.

Of course it is the best course of action to call a specialist at Vans, take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Nose Gear RV Value

It's been proven that tricycle gear RVs have lower insurance rates. The nose gear failures get a lot of attention though.

Biggest benefit for tricycle gear aircraft is visibility during taxi. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow My gears were in perfect condition when I pulled...

My gears were in perfect condition when I pulled them out. Aluminum with 627 hours on them, installed in 1984 at engine manufacture by Lycoming, stored pickled, put into operation "new" in 2003.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Wink Find an A&P, learn, enjoy

I really enjoy the fact that I can do ALL the work on my experimental RV-7. It is only the Condition Inspection once a year that an A&P must determine that it is in a "safe condition" since I didn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Talking EAA and AD Compliance

An article from some years ago caught my attention in another thread discussing a more costly crankshaft issue.

http://starduster.aircraftspruce.com/wwwboard/messages/25960.html

Food for thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,894
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Practice

When I practice simulated engine failures I aim to touch down 1/2 way down a local 4000 foot runway, which is my simulated emergency ditching site. When the runway is made, adding flaps and slipping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,894
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Best Angle Vx

Everyone who has an RV whether they built it themselves or bought it flying, should take the time to run through a similar program to the EAA Test program. That resource is relatively inexpensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,797
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up For piece of mind...

Now that you are the proud owner of this wonderful RV, the best thing to do is moving forward keep yourself informed on your engine's health and well being.

Send in an oil sample for analysis now...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 12-09-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,558
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Yes!

Please build it, we would be there several times a year. We live in SC and would love not to have to fly several hours each way to find great places to go. We enjoy Triple Tree and thanks to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,989
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Cold and frosty

Brrrr.... that looks a little chilly. Defrost the cockpit before flight I guess, wow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Getting the most for your RV-4

It looks like you have a buyer at a certain price point, but do yourself a favor and get a really good idea if it will sell for $50k based on it being set up just like Van recommended. Light and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,202
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Metal stop nuts

Metal lock nuts are cheap, Im not sure why it took me so long to start using them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,202
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Great zip ties but...

Ive used these excellent zip ties in the engine compartment. They soften a lot when they get hot. Replace them every oil change if they are in a high heat environment.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,202
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow FWF

Adel clamps are better than zip ties for sure. I separate fluid hoses and wires to avoid potential chaffing.

Consider not using any nylon locknuts in the high heat environment of the engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up Proactive mx...

We will definitely need to get together and share experiences. I'm in between transponders at the moment as I get ready to update for ADS-B out and IFR, so I may have to meet you somewhere with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,931
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up QB wash primer

For those concerned about not "seeing" the primer inside QB kits I too was a little concerned since they are advertised as having been primed. After calling Vans to chat they told me the primer is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Post Reasons for oil sump removal

Thanks for pointing out the oil sump did not NEED to be removed to pull the accessory case. That is true.

When I discussed the job of replacing the oil pump gears with the supervising A&P he cited...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Experts? Correct me if I'm wrong...

After significant effort and some expense I do not seek to be "right," but to share my decision process, how I worked with an A&P since I didn't build my aircraft and how in the end I'm happy, my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Post Clones

Know the date of manufacture of your engine.

You will likely have a parts list or build list for your engine. You'll know by that list if you have Lycoming or Continental parts in your engine. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation thread creep

Looks like this thread has some creeping going on...LOL.

I'm not even considering overhauling my 37 year old engine with original cylinders because the condition is airworthy. I don't recommend...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Called Lycoming before wrenching

I called Lycoming and talked with a tech rep. He pointed out the AD cited TBO or 5 years after the AD was issued.

(c) For all other affected engines, replace any aluminum oil pump impeller and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Post MX Test Flights

The post maintenance test flight can be a tense situation. It seems like after a major amount of work on the FWF it is time to treat this flight with extra care. I always have a plan for engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Oil pressure, run up check good, any leaks?

When testing everything for leaks it is important to look at the subtle things. I had missed tightening a fuel supply hose to the correct torque since it was hard to reach and I didn't have the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow TSFlightlines and Plug Wires Secured

When selecting fluid hoses to be installed on my engine during assembly I searched for who could make them for me at a reasonable cost. It turns out that right down the road in Richland, SC there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Intake and exhaust, plugs and magneto with harness

It was nice having all the correct gaskets and lock washers. The help of the engine shop was essential in confirming I had the correct part numbers and quantity from the parts catalog so I could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow All together now

The reassembly process is outlined in the overhaul manual. A dab of gasket goo is required in three places to prevent leaks where there is a seam in the cases.

I hung the accessory case gasket on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Dual Magneto

At the recommendation of the A&P I was working with I sent the Bendix Dual Magneto to Kelly Aerospace in Alabama for evaluation and inspection. There had been no log book entry for an inspection at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Red face Cleaning...

I opted to simply clean out the oil sump and not to bead blast it. There was relatively few deposits and I didn't want to introduce abrasives to the inside of the engine if I didn't have to. Non...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow ...again, again

Next was liberating the accessory case from the back of the engine. I took pictures of how the fuel pump was safety wired and looked through the magneto vacancy to see if the plunger was not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow ...continued

I read the SB 524 a couple times and went over the removal and installation steps in the overhaul manual a couple times to make sure I understood. I got approval to proceed from the supervising A&P...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow The process...

I post this because I learned a few things through finding an AD that had been overlooked and digging into the engine with supervision to discover more about my hobby was enjoyable. Maybe someone...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,506
Posted By FlyinTiger
Unhappy AD 96-09-10 Oil Impeller Gears

After a thorough prebuy examination on an RV with an IO-360-A1D with the help of an A&P I learned the following:

1. Take the serial number on the engine data plate and call Lycoming to get the...
Forum: Reviews 10-27-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up Understood

Ah, ok I understand now about the accessory case. I guess I haven't owned a plane with a vacuum pump so I didn't realize the savings opportunity being lauded by the adverstisement.

Would definitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,664
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb get rides...

Fly in as many RVs as you can while you are shopping. If you can find a CFI who owns an RV fly with them, log the time. Keep track of every flight and the time you spend.

Don't be shy of tail...
Forum: Reviews 10-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question Accessory Case

Can someone please explain what they are removing from the accessory case to be able to mount a "blank" back there?

Does Vans and Lycoming support a full electronic ignition with no engine driven...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Sometimes

If you know how to do your own prebuy get to the plane that's for sale as quickly as you can with your tools and spend the time in person, going over the logs, check all the ADs, SBs, build quality...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By FlyinTiger
Post Prebuy

Yes, yes I do recommend a prebuy on every aircraft one is considering.

While searching for an airworthy RV-7 to buy last year I completed FIVE prebuy looks. The fifth uncovered several things that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Differences

Some of the differences come from how the seating is set up and if there is a center console installed or not. Shoulder width is easy to see from the measurements.

Don't discount the difference...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,280
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Must haves - want to haves...

Wow, what a great list! I've been around hangars for most of my life and I still got some ideas from this thread of information.

Maybe this list of ideas can help Bill or anyone else reading like I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Ownership post-medical

While I'm not able to answer your actual question here's a couple things to consider:

1. A partnership with someone that meets PIC requirements for Canada might be the next step.

2. They act as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Pitch Angle

For what it's worth, I always set my AHRS to zero degrees with reference to the canopy rail.

Zero pitch is zero pitch. Flying often requires positive pitch for aerobatic aircraft wings and is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,673
Posted By FlyinTiger
Post accidents

There are a rising number of GA accidents late Summer and Fall of 2020. I expect rates to go up.

My rate is based on all the things on my insurance quote:

My Age (this one is probably a trade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,925
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up EAA - Falcon Insurance

There are lots of considerations when comparing insurance costs:

Location, airport type, pilot experience, aircraft type, horsepower, gear configuration, etc.

Going through EAA and Falcon Insurance...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Transition training...

For me the insurance to teach in my own RV is prohibitively expensive. I wouldn't break even unless I had a steady flow of transitioning pilots to train in my own plane.

Doing it full time (or...
Forum: Propellers 10-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up Flying my RV-4 with a Catto three-blade I did...

Flying my RV-4 with a Catto three-blade I did about the same, and turbine smooth. 2500 RPM with it leaned to the tickle seemed to be a happy spot. That O-320 is happily purring away at over 2500...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,303
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Pin lube

I've found that it is true about WD40, it becomes sticky over time and doesn't stay slick for lubrication.

I've also tried spray silicone. Spraying it on a rag and then wiping the pins cleans and...
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,719
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Transition training...

Quite the interesting read. If you live on the East Coast (or anywhere really) and want to chat about transition training and how to get through it there's a few options out there. Tandem RVs don't...
Forum: Southeast 10-17-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Transition training...

PM me if you're still looking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,830
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Congratulations!

Excellent news! It is always great hearing about a completion and successful test flight. I look forward to reading more about your experience with Phase I.
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