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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By M5fly
Bandit flight team

Very cool watching the Bandit flight team and associated RVs perform the flyover of tonight's NASCAR race in Richmond on national TV. Hope others got to enjoy it as well. They looked great!
Forum: California 09-04-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,748
Posted By M5fly
Our baby decided to come early, plus the smoke,...

Our baby decided to come early, plus the smoke, so I also won't make it. Have fun to those who do!
Forum: California 08-24-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,748
Posted By M5fly
You'll have a lot of fun once you get that...

You'll have a lot of fun once you get that ticket! I flew a spam can into HAF yesterday for lunch - ceilings were actually higher than usual. Hope they get the AWOS fixed soon though. Doing IMC...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By M5fly
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Reviews 08-18-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By M5fly
Steve, the spinner and bulkheads are purchased...

Steve, the spinner and bulkheads are purchased separately from the prop, but are available in both 12" and 13" from Sensenich. I don't have a 100% answer for you but I'd guess that your current...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-13-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By M5fly
Colorado Adventure Part 1 - Dodging thunderstorms & great flying

We took a trip out to Granby, CO to see family over 4th of July weekend and got to check out the EAA fly-in as well. I'm sure a few of you will recognize the beautiful RV's in this one. The silver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By M5fly
This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.

This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By M5fly
This would be for use on a finished aircraft to...

This would be for use on a finished aircraft to lubricate and protect cables, heim joints, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By M5fly
Which corrosion inhibitor?

Trying to figure out which corrosion inhibitor is best to have on hand, and for which things. Is there any reason CorrosionX can't replace LPS 2 or mouse milk? I ask because I have cheap access to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By M5fly
I wasn't at OSH but I've seen pictures of the...

I wasn't at OSH but I've seen pictures of the McGuiness RV-10 and agree that it's stunning. Wild paint job but they did an incredible job with it. The carbon fiber paint was probably one of the...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-03-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By M5fly
Awesome

I concur, that looks like a blast! Love the paint job on your -8 by the way!
Forum: Formation Flying 08-03-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for sharing. I want to get into aerobatics...

Thanks for sharing. I want to get into aerobatics with mine but I have an even stronger desire to learn formation and get good at it. Looks like some of the most enjoyable flying one could have.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for sharing that link, that's a...

Thanks for sharing that link, that's a significantly better deal than the Cleveland brand linings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By M5fly
Perfect, thanks!

Perfect, thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By M5fly
Cleveland 30-9 brake linings

Can someone tell me the correct part number for Cleveland 30-9 brake linings? I haven't had much luck in my search so far. If you have the ACS part number that would be even better. I'm assuming most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By M5fly
Great video. Any idea what the DA was at 17,500?

Great video. Any idea what the DA was at 17,500?
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By M5fly
Thank you

These are all extremely helpful! I'm glad the slit in the bottom seat cushion was mentioned too, I hadn't thought of that. Learning about your airplane and how to make modifications is half the fun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-27-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By M5fly
My seat pan has a thin layer of fabric over it so...

My seat pan has a thin layer of fabric over it so I'll have to pull it up and see if mine has the infrastructure or not. I had assumed it didn't but maybe it does and that'll be easy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-27-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By M5fly
Adding a crotch strap

What does it take to add the crotch strap and where exactly does the mount go? I'd like to replace my belts soon with the kam-lock 5 point harness from Crow. I may also have to do a little...
Forum: California 07-24-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,748
Posted By M5fly
9/4 at 10am it is then. Joel - let's try to get...

9/4 at 10am it is then.

Joel - let's try to get a nice group from CXP down there.
Forum: California 07-23-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,748
Posted By M5fly
My vote for trying to get the best weather is...

My vote for trying to get the best weather is September 4th at 10am or so. Maybe we make it happen regardless of Lemos's participation?? I'm sure if a few of us agree on a date/time plenty will show...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,624
Posted By M5fly
Hi Vac, I whole-heartedly believe in the work...

Hi Vac,

I whole-heartedly believe in the work ya'll at ONSPEED are doing and will definitely be considering installing it on my own airplane.

In your particular case, your mission and background...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,624
Posted By M5fly
What you're doing with ONSPEED is awesome and I...

What you're doing with ONSPEED is awesome and I believe affordable AOA management solutions will make GA significantly safer and prevent many fatalities. However, advocating that doing the turnback...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,624
Posted By M5fly
I sincerely hope all of you who are conducting...

I sincerely hope all of you who are conducting this testing are doing it at a safe altitude (both for your safety and because that's what the AC requires). Let's not applaud AOPA for conducting these...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-20-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By M5fly
We hadn't originally planned on renting a car but...

We hadn't originally planned on renting a car but found out quickly we needed one to get to any of the good fishing places in the area. No rentals at the airport but a couple places in town for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By M5fly
Flying & Fishing in Northern Idaho

Here's a video of our recent excursion to far Northern Idaho. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/CgR7QtaI0R4
Forum: COMM 07-19-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By M5fly
Gotcha, there's two identical antennas on top of...

Gotcha, there's two identical antennas on top of the fuselage that are likely the comm antennas. I'll try all the suggestions mentioned and see what I can find.
Forum: COMM 07-19-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By M5fly
Although I'm not entirely sure of everything with...

Although I'm not entirely sure of everything with the wiring on this plane, I believe the antenna is the rabbit ears style mounted underneath the tail. My #1 Comm is in the GNC 250XL, so I'm guessing...
Forum: COMM 07-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By M5fly
Radio issues

My #2 Nav/Comm is a KX-125 that seems to work intermittently. There doesn't appear to be any real pattern to it either. I mainly use it to listen to ATIS and sometimes it works fine, sometimes not....
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,274
Posted By M5fly
Archaic electronics definitely have their merits....

Archaic electronics definitely have their merits. My RV is VFR only but does have a KX-125. I haven't yet, but I plan to use it for some VOR, LOC, and LDA approaches for currency. Could also be a...
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By M5fly
I'll definitely put that in the bag of tricks!

I'll definitely put that in the bag of tricks!
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By M5fly
What I've learned doing my IFR training near the...

What I've learned doing my IFR training near the Bay area was that ZOA can and will change your planned routing to whatever works best for their flow. For example, they rerouted me all the way to MOD...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,274
Posted By M5fly
You might look into going with a GNC 430W instead...

You might look into going with a GNC 430W instead of the newer unit. You could likely pick up a used one and a new transponder for the cost of a new GNX 375. Then you've got VOR/ILS and GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,954
Posted By M5fly
+1 for the Anti-Splat Gust Lock.

+1 for the Anti-Splat Gust Lock.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,694
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for the vids, that's almost exactly what...

Thanks for the vids, that's almost exactly what my audio sounds like when plugged into the ship's power (though my interference isn't nearly as loud). I've been using a GoPro Hero 5 Session with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,694
Posted By M5fly
This could explain my issue as I always have the...

This could explain my issue as I always have the USB charger plugged into the panel and I get a bit of interference on the audio.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By M5fly
Incorrect info

Those requirements are from Part 125, which only applies to aircraft with 20 or more passenger seats. Part 135 also has similar requirements. We fall under 91.205.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,297
Posted By M5fly
Sounds like every experimental aircraft owner in...

Sounds like every experimental aircraft owner in the country should submit a LODA application immediately...
Forum: Midwest 06-30-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By M5fly
This is all great news, thanks!

This is all great news, thanks!
Forum: Midwest 06-29-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By M5fly
Final planning

Doing my final planning before we head out Friday morning. At this point I'm planning to follow I-80 all the way to Rawlins, WY before turning South to Walden and Kremmling. My only concern is the...
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By M5fly
No problem, hope it helps!

No problem, hope it helps!
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By M5fly
Sensenich ground adjustable prop review

For those interested in Sensenich's GA prop, here's my review after putting about 25 hours on it so far.

https://youtu.be/o_KzHNSbv6Y
Forum: Midwest 06-22-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By M5fly
My main concern with the higher passes is not...

My main concern with the higher passes is not wanting to go up to 12.5 or higher with the dog on board. I did consider following 80 into Wyoming as you mentioned but would rather not take the extra...
Forum: Midwest 06-22-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By M5fly
Looking for advice for Granby, CO KGNB

We're going to be heading out to Granby for the 4th of July weekend and I'm looking for local tips for the area (other than paying attention to DA which is already up near 11k this morning).

My...
Forum: Northwest 06-14-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By M5fly
65S Bonners Ferry, ID

Just got back from a trip up to Northern Idaho where we parked the plane at 65S for the weekend. The staff at the airport was great and willing to help in any way possible. Reasonable fuel prices, no...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-09-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By M5fly
Nice video! I took your advice and made a trip...

Nice video! I took your advice and made a trip out there a couple months ago, it was awesome.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-09-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By M5fly
Crater Lake and the Oregon Coast

Giving this vlog thing a shot, here's a video of our trip to Oregon last weekend. The views of Crater Lake were incredible. Hope you enjoy

https://youtu.be/TroZ7Ehady4
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By M5fly
KUKL

I have flown out of KUKL a lot, great folks and a nice airport. Glad you made a stop there.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-04-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
If only I didn't create more work for myself,...

If only I didn't create more work for myself, lol. I did remove the rudder and empennage fairing last night and inspected all the spars, attach points, hinges, rod ends, etc and there is no damage to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
When upgrading you would replace both the rudder...

When upgrading you would replace both the rudder and vertical stabilizer (and maybe the empennage fairing)? Is there anything else to consider for that? Though that may add more cost and time than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
Ah. Then no, it is not counterbalanced.

Ah. Then no, it is not counterbalanced.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
I still have to figure that out. I'm going to...

I still have to figure that out. I'm going to remove it this evening and take a look. Any easy way to identify this other than feeling the weight?
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
That's a good point. I heard back from Van's and...

That's a good point. I heard back from Van's and they said the fiberglass repair should be straightforward and not add sufficient weight to cause an issue. They did, however suggest that I replace...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
I may replace my current tie-down ring with a...

I may replace my current tie-down ring with a slightly longer one that would hopefully prevent this in the future. It definitely was a rudder saver in this case.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
Thanks for the tips so far. I've sent an email to...

Thanks for the tips so far. I've sent an email to Van's as well so we'll see what they say. I also had the thought that building an entirely new rudder might be easier than trying to re-skin the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,694
Posted By M5fly
$2000

Through Assured Partners for the first year with 100hrs TT and 0 time in make/model. $70k hull value. I'm going to check out Gallagher when I'm up for renewal plus now having my IR and more than 25...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By M5fly
Rudder repair

Landed on the grass at 6S6 this weekend and the woop-dee-doos on landing roll out kicked the nose up causing a minor tail strike. The tail tie-down hook took most of the force but it did still cause...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-26-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By M5fly
This is great info, thanks to all. Since the RV...

This is great info, thanks to all. Since the RV goes exactly where you point it, it seems like staying on GS would be a little easier than a Cessna. Of course, I won't be able to try precision...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-25-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By M5fly
Completely agree, if I was to make it IFR I'd...

Completely agree, if I was to make it IFR I'd likely only use it as a tool for getting in and out of a coastal marine layer, or similar. Either way, mostly looking for the "ideal" starting point...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-25-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By M5fly
That's true, it just wouldn't be very useful...

That's true, it just wouldn't be very useful without an IFR approved way to identify intersections/waypoints for approaches. About the only other way is getting vectors until below the clouds and...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-25-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By M5fly
Approach speeds

Now that I'm instrument rated I'd like to use my -6A to stay current. I only have a KX-125 Nav/Com and GNC 250XL GPS, so while I can't actually fly IFR I can certainly use it to fly practice LOC,...
Forum: Oregon 05-23-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By M5fly
Eugene tips

We'll be flying into Eugene for Memorial Day weekend, looking for FBO recommendations or anyone willing to share some hangar space with a -6A for a couple nights
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-19-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By M5fly
Correct. A safety pilot must hold at least a...

Correct. A safety pilot must hold at least a private pilot certificate, be rated for the category/class of aircraft being flown, and have a current medical, but they do not have to be current on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,925
Posted By M5fly
similar experience

I got my PPL in a 152 and enjoyed that quite a bit, then transitioned to Cherokees to haul more stuff. Plus, I prefer the low wing. I took my first ride in my RV when I looked at buying it in the...
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