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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,183
Posted By LAMPSguy
EAA Pilot Proficiency Center

Please consider coming in for a visit this year.

PPC (http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/place/place?id=6B784D48A9314DF3839B8C096E0F6CD0&sourceid=180f61d6-5c8f-4c42-b020-a498198e2602) is staffed by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,552
Posted By LAMPSguy
Just to be clear, I was only giving our student...

Just to be clear, I was only giving our student background. I didn't recommend it, that is just how they start before us.

I provide both military and civilian instruction, full time and have for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,552
Posted By LAMPSguy
Absolutely!

I am just volunteering there. The Pilot Proficiency Center is open to all. It is a service from EAA. In the interest of thread drift, I will post a separate thread regarding how great this is!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,552
Posted By LAMPSguy
Its all perspective

Some people are quick learners, some are slow. Some are visual, some like to read by themselves. Some need 50 kts max to fly a pattern, some are fine at 200 kts.

It is YOUR rating, do it the way...
Forum: ADS-B 05-31-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,326
Posted By LAMPSguy
Sure they do

Sure they do. Give a candy bar and a Monster to a room full of 16 year old programmers and you have a pretty cheap line of code that will automate your violations...we already have that in effect...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By LAMPSguy
Visit DFW for 2 weeks

I am a professional Naval Aviator who will be attending a type rating course in Bedford 6-20 June. The hotels they propose are roughly $89/nt and I would prefer to spend that money on an RV-er who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,397
Posted By LAMPSguy
VAF Ski trip

2016, 3rd annual ski trip.

http://i66.tinypic.com/v3zy8h.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,079
Posted By LAMPSguy
Thread drift, practice

Here is another fun approach plate, many have not seen Hi plates.

Check this out...not that you would shoot it, but just read the plate for review of the various and not normal procedures! It is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,079
Posted By LAMPSguy
Interesting IFR stuff

DR brings up a good point.

IFR approach separation standards(I am not a controller, and these are from memory)I am on duty tonight, ill look it up at work!:
a. Positive separation 3 miles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,079
Posted By LAMPSguy
My thought...I don't work for the FAA

?157.7 FAA determinations. (a) The FAA will conduct an aeronautical study of an airport proposal and, after consultations with interested persons, as appropriate, issue a determination to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,079
Posted By LAMPSguy
Answer to many questions

This started as a response to DR's question on the front page (see pg 62 I think).

Many of us are not very good at reviewing. So here you go, this is what I have been telling my students for a...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,563
Posted By LAMPSguy
Talking Yes, but

In the T-6 we have multiple sensors that overlap (low for one is high for another) then they are integrated into the digital FMS for a nice smooth quantity display output. A nice long slip can...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By LAMPSguy
under-shelf storage

I looked on VAN's website at the height of the shipping crates for each sub-kit. I then added some "fudge" height. The end result being that I used this dimension for the UNDER-SHELF dimension so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By LAMPSguy
Checklist Design

I have flown many different aircraft with many different designs of in-flight checklists. Vertical vs horizontal layouts. Spiral bound. Loose loop bound. Quad-fold, tri-fold, etc. I usually just...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-26-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,776
Posted By LAMPSguy
Hybrid...

All you really need is time to make a decision and find a suitable place to land. Someone (I think Eurocopter) was looking into this for helicopters. Think only 1 minute of full power from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,145
Posted By LAMPSguy
Sun N Fun 2015 ride share

I am located in Pensacola, busy Navy flight instructor, build on hiatus.

I am planning to go to the full week of Sun N Fun this year (21-26 April). Our wings are clipped for static display funding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,324
Posted By LAMPSguy
Wish I could

I will be there again in spirit. We are gearing up for 3 weeks in Roswell, NM. If anyone is going to be out that way, stop for a day and Ill give you a guided tour of the T-6B!

There is a 3 year...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,680
Posted By LAMPSguy
Not Quite

Each aviator is issued (bought) a helmet upon initial training. If you continue with a long career, you keep it, or it is replaced if it becomes unserviceable.

If you atrite anywhere throughout the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,335
Posted By LAMPSguy
Funny request

I once had an aircraft with mechanical plungers that selected the code and the middle two digits were stuck...but of course I didn't notice until airborne:roll eyes:

ME: "Sealord, crossing warning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,972
Posted By LAMPSguy
Nice

Kevin, I know I am not the only one who appreciates an engine manufacturer being open and honest with numbers, thanks for the integrity!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,967
Posted By LAMPSguy
PayPal

I set up a recurring payment through paypal on the link on the top left of the main page. I rounded a bit up to cover PayPal's cut!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,894
Posted By LAMPSguy
Watch the heat

We fly the **** out of our airplanes...maybe 8+ hours a day, 6 days a week. The "old" ones (4-5 years old) have already had the avionics replaced a few times. Our mechanics say its the high heat...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-04-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,731
Posted By LAMPSguy
My $0.02

Not a DPE, but I am a military equivalent. I have given instrument checks/ratings in all the above situations. Steam with "old standby" and that Partial panel takes some work.

Last aircraft was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By LAMPSguy
Aviation Expo

Anyone planning to hit the Expo in Palm Springs at the end of this month? I will be there with NAFI providing IMC Simulator time, much like what was done at Oshkosh this year, I heard it was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,231
Posted By LAMPSguy
Why I quit building

I really loved building.

I really want to have an RV.

Someday I will build again...

But when you either build on weekends, or get to fly cross country flights and train students in a T-6B, I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,481
Posted By LAMPSguy
Keep going, BUT

I am NOT trying to stifle innovation here, and I think that would be a great product, but processing power and innovation have caught up to make PTZ cameras obsolete within a few years.

There are...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,386
Posted By LAMPSguy
Trade

As much as I believe we should share our love of flight, I never advocate a CFI giving away his services for free (maybe to family) because it waters down the value of our services. That being said,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,386
Posted By LAMPSguy
Life saver

My father's IFR training saved my life...while in the womb, 1/2" rime on the wings upon landing in North Dakota. When I showed an interest in aviation, he told me as long as he lived, he would pay...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,770
Posted By LAMPSguy
Same in military

I very carefully brought it up with my military flight doc and it is the same with us, but he was blunt: You fly a very effective suicide machine, thats why we are so careful.

We are very good (if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By LAMPSguy
Experimental Brain Exercise RV-14/10

JUST a funt thought here, wanting to see what others think. I am an out of practice aero engineer...so I remember just enough to get me in trouble.

What do you all think of this:

RV-14 with -10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,557
Posted By LAMPSguy
Like I said about the ex!

Like I said about the ex!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,557
Posted By LAMPSguy
Chemistry

You know how in chemistry, they tell you "this is how things happen...always". Then the next semester, they explain how they lied and here are the exceptions...then the next semester....

Well, here...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,904
Posted By LAMPSguy
Perfect product for...

So, if this product works well, it would leave a possibility open that I have been thinking about. Mount this in each wing tip, now the pre-cut hole is available to mount...a camera behind the...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By LAMPSguy
Clean

Looks pretty clean Manny!
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,896
Posted By LAMPSguy
Nice

Keep it up Manny!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By LAMPSguy
years

I have been using them for years. Initially with the foamie tips and for the last 4 years with a custom molded insert molded to my ear canal. I will not fly without them!

I have made many fast...
Forum: Safety 04-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,157
Posted By LAMPSguy
few responses.

Great Idea Dean, but we are not allowed...entire crew is aided or none are aided. The newest goggles add enough safety that I think unaided night currency will be gone for all military aviation...
Forum: Safety 04-08-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,157
Posted By LAMPSguy
Acronyms

Sorry about the jargon. I sometimes forget how little breadth is required to earn a day VFR ticket (and I think that is a good thing). As mentors, CFI's, etc it is surely in our best interest to...
Forum: Safety 04-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,157
Posted By LAMPSguy
LEDs on NVGs

One important topic of discussion today...the change from incandescent to LED.

Red lights are BRIGHT on NVG's, but as towers (scary) and airplanes change over to LED's we have found that they throw...
Forum: Photography 02-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,476
Posted By LAMPSguy
easy

I use this one. Plug in the phone and hit go!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timelapse/id301050966?mt=8 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timelapse/id301050966?mt=8)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,622
Posted By LAMPSguy
Flew Commercial

We all flew commercial. One rental, 3 brought our own equipment.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,370
Posted By LAMPSguy
better CG

I have long thought (and sketched) this idea for aircraft. Notfor the purpose you state, but for space savings, cg, etc. When you sit back to back like that your heads are closer, so the canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,622
Posted By LAMPSguy
Currently in post-production

My video is coming along nicely, but here are some fun pics to whet your appetites!

First, download this app ***DISCLAIMER*** I get no money for this, etc it is just a really cool/easy app. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,263
Posted By LAMPSguy
Absolutely

John,

I am looking into the possibility of taking a grey aircraft. Trying to decipher the politico-hyroglyphics that are the most current regs regarding the subject. My EAA chapter has a meeting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,263
Posted By LAMPSguy
Thanks

Thanks for all the warm thoughts. As for EAA 1379, I plan to make plenty of visits, and maybe even a few with students, on cross-country flights, etc...T-6 will be much better for an "approach" to...
Forum: Job Board 01-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,018
Posted By LAMPSguy
Any past or present DPE's out there?

I am a military aviator with the rare (for the military) qualifications (as well as contacts in the Orlando FSDO) to pursue a DPE (helicopters and fixed wing).

Does anyone have any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,263
Posted By LAMPSguy
Military Flight Instruction

Some here know me and my career background. While the Navy (and military aviation in general) is primarily a fighting force, we do need experienced flight instructors. Unfortunately, most of us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,622
Posted By LAMPSguy
Time

Stand by for more pics and video. I have some post-production work to do this weekend. The helmet cam produced some useable video out of 64 Gb recorded, but there was a lot of bounce to it. I will...
Forum: Safety 01-22-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,819
Posted By LAMPSguy
Be careful

Be careful answering "yes, mil pilots in a moa are on ifr"

This is certainly not always the case.
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,165
Posted By LAMPSguy
Seems Legit

As an engineer AND an RV-14 builder, none of those seem outlandish to me.

Sure, it is nice to be able to take an educated guess and provide a timeline, but these days timelines often change. If you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,326
Posted By LAMPSguy
Hybrid design

There is at least one helicopter manufacturer looking onto this for single engine helicopters. An "aux/emergency" electrical motor and battery system that would keep Nr up for say a minute after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,224
Posted By LAMPSguy
I respectfully disagree. If you always get an...

I respectfully disagree. If you always get an audio for all warnings, unless you have different sounds for different warnings, you will get the same "ohhh ****" for everything(like the boy who cried...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,326
Posted By LAMPSguy
Couple issues

First, depending on how close they are to the prop, there could be some possible compressor stall issues from the prop causing the intake air to be disturbed.

I was "dreaming" about this as a "JATO"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By LAMPSguy
How is it filling up

What is the verdict? Who is going? I am using this as an excuse to get all new gear!
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,750
Posted By LAMPSguy
uhh ohhh

My templates were printed PERFECTLY as far as my eye could tell using the appropriate scale of my machinists ruler, but one row of holes is off!

I "used the rear spar as a guide to match drill the...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,750
Posted By LAMPSguy
L Aileron pushrod

Is there any reason we can't just trace the existing hole from the spar onto the doublers while match drilling the holes vice using the template?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,752
Posted By LAMPSguy
Big Swing

I consider the difference between a house and a hanger obvious, and also the cost difference.

What I was referring to as a big swing is 100-200/sf...that could cover most of the country cost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,752
Posted By LAMPSguy
Hangar Cost Estimation FL

I might be nearing a point where it would make sense (to me) to build a hangar with an apartment for my permanent residence. Single again and not needing much, I think it would work well for me.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By LAMPSguy
Nuclear backup power

Or go LED for the lights
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,427
Posted By LAMPSguy
Per Plans

I built it per plans, but the support brackets on first and have the rivets switched around as previously stated...no big deal.
Forum: Tools 12-01-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,168
Posted By LAMPSguy
Similar

I wanted a combo of all of it. I essentially built a "C" frame of similar dimensions to the DRDT-2, but out of 3/8" tube, added 1/4" doublers to the back for low deflection (I get about 0.0015"...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,066
Posted By LAMPSguy
Question, not suggestion

Just out of curiosity, why can't all three (skin, doubler, ribs) be dimpled and stacked? Are you only supposed to stack 2 dimpled parts together for some structural reason?
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,350
Posted By LAMPSguy
Here Here

I will pile on. I have always been an early adopter, and when I had the chance to get the HPRS Squeezer I jumped on it. Mike has been very patient and welcoming of all my calls with this question...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,935
Posted By LAMPSguy
Weather Pilots

This is a key point. When you get paid to fly, there are fewer reasons to quit/more pressures to continue. In military flying, sometimes there are even fewer options. I am always amazed by what...
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