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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 26,240
Posted By Pilot135pd
I guarantee there are way more than two still...

I guarantee there are way more than two still following. Even injured and bedridden I follow this thread because eventually I'll be up and running (I'll settle for walking) and I'll buy my next plane...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-11-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Pilot135pd
I have 6 bolts and 6 nuts for sale but they're...

I have 6 bolts and 6 nuts for sale but they're for the factory RV8 landing gear. I bought them from Genuine but they only sell 10 at a time plus I can ship them cheaper. I also have the 4 wedges...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 26,240
Posted By Pilot135pd
Always giving us good news, thanks !!

Always giving us good news, thanks !!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By Pilot135pd
How old are you? Are you retired so you have time...

How old are you? Are you retired so you have time to do a lot of building? How good are you at making parts with precision? Do you like to fly or build? Waht is the real total price when it's all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 67,756
Posted By Pilot135pd
PM'd you with info you might need.

PM'd you with info you might need.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pilot135pd
I wonder how he's going to get a 400 pound bag of...

I wonder how he's going to get a 400 pound bag of sand on a real small scale like that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,736
Posted By Pilot135pd
So not one avionics upgrade in all of those...

So not one avionics upgrade in all of those years? That would be a substantial difference.

Also if you added ADS-B then that is a major price difference compared with Experimental.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pilot135pd
Why don't you just step on them and weigh...

Why don't you just step on them and weigh yourself? It's not like your weight is going to change in the 10 seconds it takes to move from one to the next (Unless you're eating a sandwich while you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,736
Posted By Pilot135pd
My iPad Mini in the back seat is also first gen...

My iPad Mini in the back seat is also first gen and it's still ticking fine. The one in front is newer and faster.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,736
Posted By Pilot135pd
Agreed. My RV8 has a D-180 so I priced it...

Agreed. My RV8 has a D-180 so I priced it accordingly and when I compare it in price with the planes with Skyviews or G3x, mine is $30k below those, plus more importantly like others have said, GREAT...
Forum: Tools 12-14-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By Pilot135pd
Did you buy the $450 or the $144 one?

Did you buy the $450 or the $144 one?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-13-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pilot135pd
The Ran's S21 is an all metal bush plane and it's...

The Ran's S21 is an all metal bush plane and it's killing it in specs and sales.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-13-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pilot135pd
That Javron Cub looks very nice but I don't have...

That Javron Cub looks very nice but I don't have the abilities to build so I have to buy one already built. I'll wait for you to build yours, use it a while, then want to move on to your next build :D
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-13-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,221
Posted By Pilot135pd
If it were a taildragger I'd seriously consider...

If it were a taildragger I'd seriously consider buying it, but not as it is currently.
Plus there aren't enough out there to know how safe and reliable it really is. Now if they told me that if that...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,412
Posted By Pilot135pd
I was waiting to read the entire thread to make...

I was waiting to read the entire thread to make the same comment then I found yours. It's easy to call out a shop but it can get you banned on the forum so bad shops and companies keep doing the same...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By Pilot135pd
You'd be surprised. Mine is not a QB and yet I...

You'd be surprised. Mine is not a QB and yet I was a victim of a SB that, like many like me around the world found out, applied to my non QB plane too yet hadn't been detected.

I'm talking about...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,071
Posted By Pilot135pd
But when there's a GPS outage it blankets a large...

But when there's a GPS outage it blankets a large area while one inop VOR only usually affects an approach into 1 airport, so you just fly the the next one.
Forum: Safety 11-02-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,763
Posted By Pilot135pd
Anyone with a Private Pilot certificate should...

Anyone with a Private Pilot certificate should know that wind affects your airspeed.
Forum: Safety 11-02-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,763
Posted By Pilot135pd
Thank you. On my TO-DO list once my back injury...

Thank you. On my TO-DO list once my back injury gets better and I can actually fly my RV8 again, and once the pandemic is under control where it's also safe, is to test my OnSpeed installation then...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,763
Posted By Pilot135pd
Video was great as usual and I liked where I...

Video was great as usual and I liked where I could see where that stall, which one would expect to be greater, didn't stop the turn and you lost around 500' in the recovery. I know it wasn't your...
Forum: COMM 10-26-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By Pilot135pd
Here is the info again: Keith Peshak 235...

Here is the info again:

Keith Peshak
235 Colovista Parkway
Bastrop Texas 78602

512-636-0851

$499 flat rate IF they can fix it if not they’ll send it back no charge. He's a "colorful guy" but as...
Forum: COMM 10-25-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By Pilot135pd
I wish you had searched this forum before you...

I wish you had searched this forum before you sent it to Garmin. I hate it that Garmin charges so much. I've told many people here that mine was repaired for a flat rate of less than $500 here in...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-29-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Pilot135pd
I flew out of there for a couple years when I...

I flew out of there for a couple years when I flew the hospital helicopters based there and Lubbock in general was a nice place to be. Just don't go into the areas where they used to film COPS :D
Forum: Texas (North) 09-26-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Pilot135pd
Just sent it, thanks !

Just sent it, thanks !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,146
Posted By Pilot135pd
Interesting. I'm with Old Republic and I got...

Interesting. I'm with Old Republic and I got $200,000 per seat. Maybe it's their new thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,857
Posted By Pilot135pd
Looks nice, the final price I think is what will...

Looks nice, the final price I think is what will make it swim or sink.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By Pilot135pd
Don't just look at SBs that you're told apply....

Don't just look at SBs that you're told apply. Look at all SBs for the 8/8a even if you think they don't apply because Van's has this thing where they know something isn't right with some models but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pilot135pd
I wonder who gave you a thumbs down, there are...

I wonder who gave you a thumbs down, there are always jealous people out there.

How many nozzles?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,809
Posted By Pilot135pd
As much as I hate to admit it, I thought exactly...

As much as I hate to admit it, I thought exactly the same thing the moment I saw that picture.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,206
Posted By Pilot135pd
You must be punking us. If you remove any...

You must be punking us. If you remove any moisture it means you're removing air volume which has to be replaced because the engine isn't sealed.

Regarding flying higher, just to keep this simple,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,206
Posted By Pilot135pd
Small problem with that theory is that an a/c...

Small problem with that theory is that an a/c system in sealed while an engine isn't. You're just sucking moist ambient air into the engine through, for example the exhaust pipes, crankcase breather...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-19-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Pilot135pd
Just downloaded it, thanks !

Just downloaded it, thanks !
Forum: Texas (North) 09-18-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Pilot135pd
I definitely want to see that lease. I can get...

I definitely want to see that lease. I can get ideas from everything even if it doesn't apply directly. Thanks.



Thanks !



Thanks I'll check out their site. I'm also waiting for the government to...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-17-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Pilot135pd
Info on leasing a hangar lot on a airport

Looking for alternatives to help people move into the airport without the big expenditure of having to buy an acre outright plus then the building, septic, water well, etc...

I already have 6...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-16-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,797
Posted By Pilot135pd
Had one of those visit my airport November last...

Had one of those visit my airport November last year. It might look small but it's HUGE !!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-16-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,797
Posted By Pilot135pd
I agree with the awesomeness of the Tiger. I...

I agree with the awesomeness of the Tiger. I owned one and loved it and if they made an Experimental one I'd buy it.
Forum: GPS 09-16-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By Pilot135pd
Search this forum. I currently use a 496 and have...

Search this forum. I currently use a 496 and have it connected to my autopilot. I also own an Aera 560 with its Gizmo mount and every time I think I want to replace the 496 with the 560 I do the...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,278
Posted By Pilot135pd
That makes sense.

That makes sense.
Forum: Safety 09-12-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,278
Posted By Pilot135pd
And have a camera recording everything inside. If...

And have a camera recording everything inside. If it doesn't burn it could be recovered and explain a lot.
Forum: Safety 09-12-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,278
Posted By Pilot135pd
I still don't understand why some are saying it...

I still don't understand why some are saying it was a botched aileron roll. The description doesn't sound like a roll and how can someone botch up a simple roll, aside from freezing and not...
Forum: Safety 09-08-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,278
Posted By Pilot135pd
I don't buy that since we're talking software...

I don't buy that since we're talking software here. That they don't want to spend time on it because it's not economically good for them, even though it will be a lot safer for their clients? That I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By Pilot135pd
It brings a quick disconnect where you have a...

It brings a quick disconnect where you have a pigtail with clamps and another one with two eyelets to permanently attach to the battery. When you need to use it as a regulated power supply to work on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,584
Posted By Pilot135pd
I have the same pin for the rudder stop but only...

I have the same pin for the rudder stop but only on one side and it's thinner wire. Don't have the retainer on the bottom but it has never come out once it's in unless I pull it out.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Pilot135pd
You can fly the 150 and the 172 on mogas too. I...

You can fly the 150 and the 172 on mogas too. I even fly my RV8 on regular mogas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,707
Posted By Pilot135pd
But then you could blame all your bounces on the...

But then you could blame all your bounces on the tires !! :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By Pilot135pd
Amen. The tailbeacon has the internal antenna but...

Amen. The tailbeacon has the internal antenna but the Echo also gives you ADSB-IN where the beacon doesn't, plus it's cheaper too. Win-Win !
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By Pilot135pd
Nope. I have the -1 wing and I have one opening...

Nope. I have the -1 wing and I have one opening in each wing, and it also has nothing to do with the max G limit, it's only the 50lb extra aerobatic max weight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By Pilot135pd
A quick SEARCH box brought up that it's just a...

A quick SEARCH box brought up that it's just a 50lb increase difference and the -1 is the wing part number, not the serial number.

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=110895
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By Pilot135pd
I just noticed you're asking sporadic questions...

I just noticed you're asking sporadic questions as they come up and that's what this forum is all about but I also recommend using the SEARCH box. It'll give you lots of valuable information you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pilot135pd
I live on a grass runway airport so that's the...

I live on a grass runway airport so that's the majority of my operations with my RV8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,604
Posted By Pilot135pd
Here are the pictures of what he's describing. I...

Here are the pictures of what he's describing. I uploaded than all the same way correct but for some reason it's turning them sideways but you can still see the problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,604
Posted By Pilot135pd
I have the same setup. I've always wondered if...

I have the same setup. I've always wondered if the vertical pressure back there during continuous normal landings on grass would hurt it and if STOL taildragger aircraft were reinforced there....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,604
Posted By Pilot135pd
Email me the pictures Mike and I'll post them...

Email me the pictures Mike and I'll post them here for you because I'm sure it'll be easier for the gurus here to tell you if they can see it. Pilot135pd at hotmail
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,604
Posted By Pilot135pd
Are those ordered from Van's or did you make your...

Are those ordered from Van's or did you make your own?
Forum: Interiors 08-28-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By Pilot135pd
He said he's at 52F ( in the great state of Texas...

He said he's at 52F ( in the great state of Texas ! ).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Pilot135pd
BTW, if anyone needs to put a plane into a...

BTW, if anyone needs to put a plane into a container and ship it to Europe, Arlie Conner has done it a few times from Texas to Germany and has it down to a science with not even a scratch on any of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Pilot135pd
The slow mail has nothing to do with the virus...

The slow mail has nothing to do with the virus because the virus has been here over half a year and the mail never slowed down. The slow down is happening now just months away from November 3....yet...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,338
Posted By Pilot135pd
I can't build a plane but I can build rough...

I can't build a plane but I can build rough things like this. I made it in a few hours out of angle iron

http://i.imgur.com/aVWs2YGl.jpg (https://imgur.com/aVWs2YG)

http://i.imgur.com/muso5JPl.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,558
Posted By Pilot135pd
Did you ever install the wing guns? I saw a video...

Did you ever install the wing guns? I saw a video of some strobe light guns you posted somewhere else that were for sale, do you know if they still sell those?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,185
Posted By Pilot135pd
I did mention in my original post that it had a...

I did mention in my original post that it had a A/W certificate. I said it was registered and I either was going to keep the A/W certificate with the damage history or make a new plane with new A/W...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,185
Posted By Pilot135pd
Thank you, I'll go read that page right now.

Thank you, I'll go read that page right now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,185
Posted By Pilot135pd
That clears that part up, thanks again ! BTW...

That clears that part up, thanks again ! BTW you're not planning on retiring any time soon are you? We wouldn't want to lose your expertise around North and East Texas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,185
Posted By Pilot135pd
Now I'm confused again. So that would mean that...

Now I'm confused again. So that would mean that when someone else did the instruments, avionics, engine, prop, upholstery then it would make your part of the 51% even harder because there's less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,185
Posted By Pilot135pd
This makes more sense. So the 51% rule kind of...

This makes more sense. So the 51% rule kind of just means the factory who supplies the kit can't build more than 49% and has to leave the rest (51%) to be built by someone else and as long as anyone...
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