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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By B25Flyer
Arinc-429 from D-100/HS-34 to G-430W

I am installing an ADS-B box in the Rocket and need Heading data in the to G-430W to display traffic on the -430.

When I first installed the HS-34 the -429 out to the -430 worked as it should and...
Forum: Rocket 11-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,036
Posted By B25Flyer
There are two reasons why I have a Rocket instead...

There are two reasons why I have a Rocket instead of an Sx-300. The wing loading is really high. This means the stall speed is really high so an off airport landing is going to be a really bad day. ...
Forum: Autopilots 08-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By B25Flyer
What if you turned the torque down to...

What if you turned the torque down to "0"
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,579
Posted By B25Flyer
If This was previously covered, I missed it and...

If This was previously covered, I missed it and apoligize... So my question is how does the panel cutout of the 7" display compare with a Dynon 100?
Forum: Autopilots 02-26-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By B25Flyer
Yes! Hands off!!! (If you get down soon...

Yes! Hands off!!! (If you get down soon enough...) In the Rocket I can be going fast enough that I can beat the 7 seconds Alt hold requirement.... Gotta slow down.... I hate slowing down....
Forum: Autopilots 02-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By B25Flyer
I had a Beta unit and flew with it for several...

I had a Beta unit and flew with it for several hours... Then I went to Springdale and flew with Andrew and Zach at TT.... They incorporated essentially all my comments, and while the Beta unit...
Forum: Autopilots 11-25-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,359
Posted By B25Flyer
I have a beta version of the Vision and all I can...

I have a beta version of the Vision and all I can say is AMAZING!!!! The algorithm is much better, smoother, the altitude preselect is a wonderful addition for the Rocket which makes large altitude...
Forum: Rocket 10-16-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By B25Flyer
The EVO has a more aft CG and while not as light...

The EVO has a more aft CG and while not as light as an RV-4, it has nice pitch forces on the backside.... Heavier than I would like, but certainly not objectionable.....

FWIW an airplane that has...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,869
Posted By B25Flyer
To be clear I am NOT anti automation I'm very...

To be clear I am NOT anti automation I'm very much pro automation but it still requires that the pilot maintain basic flying skills
Forum: Rocket 08-31-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,953
Posted By B25Flyer
I have not inverted spun it. I have Departed it...

I have not inverted spun it. I have
Departed it 16 ways to sunday, but never let it spin inverted.
Forum: Rocket 08-30-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,953
Posted By B25Flyer
I am rolling around 90. If you get much slower...

I am rolling around 90. If you get much slower than that it gets really sloppy in the roll. On a vertical 8 or snowman, you would not have to roll on the last loop, so you could finish that at 40...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,869
Posted By B25Flyer
What ever you call it, the problem is real.... ...

What ever you call it, the problem is real.... The more you fly with the magic and the more magic you fly with the harder it is to revert back to the basics....

And when the horse hockey hits the...
Forum: Rocket 08-29-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,953
Posted By B25Flyer
It would do them up to who knows how high,(high...

It would do them up to who knows how high,(high teens) but the drive between the 1/2 loops would get longer....

I use 130 KIAS as a min for the pull on the first Immelman at the surface, and 120 for...
Forum: Rocket 08-29-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,953
Posted By B25Flyer
Rocket Airshow Video

Here is a link to a Contour Video edited by Adam Glowaski of my flight at Fly Iowa 2013, the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group fly-in in Perry Iowa last weekend...

A double immelman on T/O! Gotta...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,823
Posted By B25Flyer
+1000 I am a gadget guy, I like them, but...

+1000

I am a gadget guy, I like them, but they are NEVER a replacement for the hair on the back of your neck... There are certain things that make those hairs stand up... A tailwind on baseleg,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-20-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 28,675
Posted By B25Flyer
Just got home from a 10 day adventure to AK.. ...

Just got home from a 10 day adventure to AK.. All the Way to Barrow.... (in a Baron, I would not go to Barrow in a Single engine Piston... Sorry, that's just me)

Read the blog here:...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,937
Posted By B25Flyer
When I was taxiing out to depart SnF in my...

When I was taxiing out to depart SnF in my Rocket, I did a quick check the mag, (1 Electronic, 1 Mag) and the mag was dead... I taxiied back to the performer hangar and called Emergency Aircraft...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 05-08-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,638
Posted By B25Flyer
I can raise my PulseOx by 5 points with nothing...

I can raise my PulseOx by 5 points with nothing more than 3 deep breaths... It is almost imeadiate.. It shows how quickly your blood is moving in your body....

Doug Rozendaal
F1 Rocket.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 05-08-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,638
Posted By B25Flyer
Stamper said the average person can do fine at...

Stamper said the average person can do fine at 12,000 feet. The average flatlander at 12,000 feet will struggle to do 2 digit math problems... Even though it is legal, most pilots should not fly...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 05-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,638
Posted By B25Flyer
Sorry Stamper, but your recommendations are dead...

Sorry Stamper, but your recommendations are dead wrong and dangerous. Make up a page full of two digit math problems on a yellow pad, go to 12,000 feet and time how long it takes to solve them. If...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-08-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 28,675
Posted By B25Flyer
I have been up 3 times in a B-25 and once in my...

I have been up 3 times in a B-25 and once in my Baron. It is an easy trip and I highly recommend it!!!! I wrote a story about it for Twin & Turbine Magazine and you can find it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,780
Posted By B25Flyer
Help me understand why adapters would not effect...

Help me understand why adapters would not effect the ability of the plug to move heat from the electrode to the cylinder head. I have to believe there is a loss in heat transfer between the plug...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-22-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,780
Posted By B25Flyer
I use Champion D9 18mm plugs to eliminate the...

I use Champion D9 18mm plugs to eliminate the adapters.

There is also a D6 plug that is cooler for higher compression engines.

The D6 heat range is roughly equal to an NGK 8 heat range. But I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,299
Posted By B25Flyer
The short answer to the reason why the stick...

The short answer to the reason why the stick forces become lighter at the speed slows down is because as speed increases (angle of attack decreases) the center of pressure moves aft. The greater the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 98,977
Posted By B25Flyer
I have a digiflight II with all the letters. If...

I have a digiflight II with all the letters. If I installed the G3X with the -305 AP control head, would it would drive my A/P and have Alt preselect/capture, and FLC etc, and still retain the...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,973
Posted By B25Flyer
I too would like to see Van research, develop,...

I too would like to see Van research, develop, and offer, a RV-14 with a -540

People ask, "Why?"

I'll answer that....

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N84MF/history/20121107/1830Z/KMCW/KEFD

I...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,971
Posted By B25Flyer
If the insurance companies did not have to pay...

If the insurance companies did not have to pay for mistakes by people being stupid, all our rates would be lower.... After all, the insurance company is not paying this claim, we...
Forum: Rocket 07-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,180
Posted By B25Flyer
Sorry I missed the meeting, I was at KFSD the...

Sorry I missed the meeting, I was at KFSD the weekend before, then straight to OSH and never got the meeting place memo....

Tailwinds,
Doug Rozendaal
F1 EVO
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By B25Flyer
I dont care if it looks like rubber dog poo... if...

I dont care if it looks like rubber dog poo... if ice wont stick to it, im a buyer!

Doug Rozendaal
F1 EVO
Forum: COMM 06-12-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,804
Posted By B25Flyer
Hold the enter button while powering up the -430...

Hold the enter button while powering up the -430 to get into the setup mode.

The squelch is adjustable in setup, but be careful, there is lots of stuff you can screw up in there......

Doug...
Forum: Safety 06-08-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 35,512
Posted By B25Flyer
The key to surviving a botched roll close to the...

The key to surviving a botched roll close to the ground is getting the nose above the horizon. That means stopping what you are doing and pushing the stick or rudder, whatever it takes, (and what it...
Forum: Safety 06-03-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 35,512
Posted By B25Flyer
Ron, The Laymans term for polar moment is the...

Ron,

The Laymans term for polar moment is the dumb-bell effect.. It is real, not voodoo science and concentrating weight at the ends of an airplane has a dramatic effect on spin recovery... Tip...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-03-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,324
Posted By B25Flyer
Unfortunately getting the rating and learning how...

Unfortunately getting the rating and learning how to fly in the weather are usually two entirely different projects. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a highly experienced instructor, and bad...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By B25Flyer
Wise words Damon.... My struggle with acrobatics...

Wise words Damon.... My struggle with acrobatics was air sickness. I hated stalls and steep turns in training....

I had done some limited acro but again i got sick... So i bought a Cassut and did...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 35,512
Posted By B25Flyer
Sorry... but a test pilot in phase one should...

Sorry... but a test pilot in phase one should have no need for or concern about an AOA. I have nothing against AOA.... But it is not required epuipment for anyone qualified to flight test an...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 35,512
Posted By B25Flyer
If there was a patch with chevrons for quals... ...

If there was a patch with chevrons for quals... pilots will walk on broken glass for an ego patch... sad but true... but if it causes people to take training, im for it...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 35,512
Posted By B25Flyer
I have donned my asbestos underwear and am fully...

I have donned my asbestos underwear and am fully prepared for the consequences of what I am about to say, but I am going to say it anyway.

This thread, more than any I have read in a long time,...
Forum: Rocket 05-27-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,180
Posted By B25Flyer
Early in the week and early in the day works best...

Early in the week and early in the day works best for me...

Doug Rozendaal
Forum: Rocket 05-27-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,180
Posted By B25Flyer
I would participate if it fits in my schedule,...

I would participate if it fits in my schedule, but I am very busy at OSH this year..

Doug Rozendaal
F-1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,634
Posted By B25Flyer
I will mediate the fight, and if you can't come...

I will mediate the fight, and if you can't come to terms, I'll fly it! ;)

If it is coming to MN, you will fly right over MCW.. Stop in! I have hangars, bed, and beer....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,676
Posted By B25Flyer
Like it or not, the status quo in our business is...

Like it or not, the status quo in our business is not very good and the industry has not done a very good job of self regulation... Sticking our collective heads in the sand and saying leave us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,634
Posted By B25Flyer
Louise & Paul, Congrats on creating a beautiful...

Louise & Paul,

Congrats on creating a beautiful piece of Art!!!

We need to get that behind the Skyvan in November!!!!

Incredible!!!!

Tailwinds,
Doug Rozendaal
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,086
Posted By B25Flyer
And Btw... many gliders are up elevator limited...

And Btw... many gliders are up elevator limited and wont stall above 30 degrees of bank.... There is very little transfer between turning back in a glider vs airplane...

Doug Rozendaal
Private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,086
Posted By B25Flyer
+1000 Doug Rozendaal F1 EVO

+1000

Doug Rozendaal
F1 EVO
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,086
Posted By B25Flyer
Im airshowing and missed all this. I do...

Im airshowing and missed all this. I do understand the pain of watching a video of a loved one perishing. There are videos on the net of accidents that involved friends that i have avoided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,086
Posted By B25Flyer
A moving video....

[ed. link removed - I don't like showing videos of people dying. dr]
Forum: Rocket 05-15-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,598
Posted By B25Flyer
The wing could be clipped and some top speed...

The wing could be clipped and some top speed gained.... But to do it properly means clipping it at the root. That would be a massive undertaking.... But it would reduce area with the least span...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,480
Posted By B25Flyer
I try to take an aspirin a day, but frankly don't...

I try to take an aspirin a day, but frankly don't get it done very often.... I try really hard to take an aspirin to help prevent DVT on long flight days...

I also have handholds on the roll bar in...
Forum: Safety 05-06-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By B25Flyer
When we do a power run on Mustangs or Corsair, we...

When we do a power run on Mustangs or Corsair, we tie the tail to a fire plug and then we DO NOT Chock or use the brakes.... If the rope breaks, with chocks or brakes, it would be on it's beak.... ...
Forum: Safety 05-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By B25Flyer
These guys are correct... The FAA is on a...

These guys are correct... The FAA is on a rampage to improve safety... In their world that means reduce accidents and fatalities... They see the most effective way to improve these numbers is by...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,356
Posted By B25Flyer
+1 on what Pierre said..... Solo first flights...

+1 on what Pierre said.....

Solo first flights is not a big deal... The US Army Air Corps did it all through WWII with pretty good success, and they did it with very low time pilots....

That does...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By B25Flyer
I am 6'1" and 220 and I flew two of them for...

I am 6'1" and 220 and I flew two of them for years... I took the seat pan out and put a the cushion on the floor behind the spar, but I fit comfortably with the seat pan... I just like sitting...
Forum: Safety 03-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 60,299
Posted By B25Flyer
Or better yet, for an iceboat to go 75 mph in a...

Or better yet, for an iceboat to go 75 mph in a 20 mph wind..... (Talk about fun!!!)

But we are off topic....

At the risk of beating a seriously dead horse, the physics remain the physics, and in...
Forum: Safety 02-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 60,299
Posted By B25Flyer
here is how this goes..... Joe RVator is flying...

here is how this goes.....

Joe RVator is flying slowly, and quietly up stream, at 100 mph into a 20 mph headwind, looking at the wildlife in River.... When he spots some wildlife participating in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,822
Posted By B25Flyer
Alan Silver is a parachute expert and he puts on...

Alan Silver is a parachute expert and he puts on seminars about egress and egress training. I try to attend every year at ICAS (the airshow convention). It is a great refresher. He maintains that...
Forum: GPS 02-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,591
Posted By B25Flyer
Bluetooth Garmin 430 control

There are beginning to be some outside controls for flight plan upload to Garmin GNS 400/500 series navigators.

voiceflight.com has a verbal interface that includes victor airway support. Aspen has...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,081
Posted By B25Flyer
Mark put Turbo nozzles and rails on my airplane,...

Mark put Turbo nozzles and rails on my airplane, Ole '84.

They work great. no issues... His fear was that the pitot cowl would raise Manifold pressure high enough that the air flow in the injectors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,382
Posted By B25Flyer
Dwayne performed We Remember at ICAS in December...

Dwayne performed We Remember at ICAS in December (it was amazing!!!!) and he was selling the CD's there. He lives in Houston and has a Pitts at Ellington, maybe the Houston Mafia can track him...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 58,616
Posted By B25Flyer
Just because an airplane has been to a given IAS...

Just because an airplane has been to a given IAS once, does not mean it safe from flutter at that speed...

Flutter is a function of TAS not IAS and it is possible to exceed the flutter speed...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,408
Posted By B25Flyer
The +10/-6 guys think they can trip the...

The +10/-6 guys think they can trip the automotive inertia switch it in flight. The ELT switch only senses fwd impact and it is really hard to stop an airplane quickly without hitting something. ...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,408
Posted By B25Flyer
Kahuna, I have a strong interest in this, for...

Kahuna,

I have a strong interest in this, for two reasons, the first is below, but my new interest is that I am now the chairman of the ICAS Safety Committee.

When I got the call from Kyle and he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 253,120
Posted By B25Flyer
Wow! What an interesting thread... Lots of...

Wow! What an interesting thread... Lots of really smart people in the VAF...
I would be an outlier in this crowd....

In real life I own and operate a small Lube oil and Agricultural Surfactant...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,054
Posted By B25Flyer
This is not universally true. Many airplanes...

This is not universally true. Many airplanes have a Vne based on indicated plus a TAS redline. This is typically expressed as "Reduce Vne 3 kts/1000 ft above 10,000 ft"

I think the Cessna 210 is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,440
Posted By B25Flyer
It can work, but it is a PITA.. I fly this way...

It can work, but it is a PITA.. I fly this way all the time. It is all I have in my L-2.

An external antenna is a must. (do not even consider a rubber duck antenna) Still transmit power is poor,...
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