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Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-26-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By apkp777
I wish I was closer. I would help you out. I do...

I wish I was closer. I would help you out. I do have airline pass travel privileges that I would use but seems that my company has decided to ax them for the time being.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,566
Posted By apkp777
Mine has been flying for 9 years. Might be time...

Mine has been flying for 9 years. Might be time for a precautionary replacement.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-18-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,735
Posted By apkp777
I have a hangar at Flagler (Palm Coast) KFIN. I...

I have a hangar at Flagler (Palm Coast) KFIN. I am trying to bring my plane up to Chicago for the summer/ fall. It's a bit far from Ocala but let me know if it would work for you. We might be able to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,148
Posted By apkp777
There are many ways to to do what you need to do....

There are many ways to to do what you need to do. As one person mentioned, a "strap duplicator" works well. Also, you can use a "bushing". Basically a hollow tube equal to the diameter of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By apkp777
I am in Ormond Beach/Flagler area.

I am in Ormond Beach/Flagler area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,371
Posted By apkp777
Just leave it alone. It's fine. Just alclad. Of...

Just leave it alone. It's fine. Just alclad. Of course a quick call to Van's will put your mind at ease.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,196
Posted By apkp777
Yes, I bought the 550L. It's great. Simple and...

Yes, I bought the 550L. It's great. Simple and intuitive. I haven't used it for air to ground yet. My radio issues turned out to be a bad headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,196
Posted By apkp777
So I am TDY, and as you would guess, I had a flat...

So I am TDY, and as you would guess, I had a flat and now a VHF transceiver fail. I have a new unit in my hangar across the country and am wondering if I could use a handheld with decent performance...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By apkp777
Thanks Larry, I ordered a kit. Good luck on your...

Thanks Larry, I ordered a kit. Good luck on your trip!! I do a lot of cross country myself so have this kit installed is going to be a good thing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By apkp777
I am looking at buying them now. Anyone using...

I am looking at buying them now. Anyone using them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By apkp777
both EAA and AOPA have plans without such...

both EAA and AOPA have plans without such exclusions.

https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-aircraft-insurance-plans/eaa-personal-insurance-plan
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,243
Posted By apkp777
Has anyone watched a SpaceX launch while...

Has anyone watched a SpaceX launch while airborne, if so, how does it compare from a land based vantage point?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By apkp777
I use a Catto 2-Blade. Here is some performance...

I use a Catto 2-Blade. Here is some performance data. This is at 8,000 DA

KTAS 154
RPM 2600
MP 23.7
GPH 7.8
%Power 74
NM/G 19.74

"WOT"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,581
Posted By apkp777
As you can see, both are GREAT airplanes and...

As you can see, both are GREAT airplanes and everyone loves the plane they built. Even thought the -9 is a better airplane, a -7 is still a really good choice. :p
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,619
Posted By apkp777
I ditched my piano hinges and use nutplates and...

I ditched my piano hinges and use nutplates and screws. It works well for me. In retrospect I should have taken more time to get my piano hinges to work better. I know others have good success with...
Forum: Midwest 07-02-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By apkp777
I know this doesn't help the original post. But...

I know this doesn't help the original post. But could help future searchers.

The Land to Air Express (http://www.landtoairexpress.com/) goes from Dodge Center to the Mayo Clinic 2 times per day at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,510
Posted By apkp777
I am 6'2 and have to stretch a bit to see...

I am 6'2 and have to stretch a bit to see clearly. It's on par with other tail wheel airplanes I have flown. I have the Bell style tailwheel which sits a bit taller than the stock Van's one. That...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,425
Posted By apkp777
Flew version 15 today. Nice update and really...

Flew version 15 today. Nice update and really helpful.

Thanks Dynon!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,744
Posted By apkp777
I did it a couple of times from WI to San Diego....

I did it a couple of times from WI to San Diego. Great trip! Take the southern route. You will be shocked how desolate it is out there so as others said, take precautions with some survival gear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,356
Posted By apkp777
my PC680 has been flying for 6 years and is...

my PC680 has been flying for 6 years and is probably 7 years old. Twice I have left the master on. The last time was 2 years ago. No problems so far. (of course now that I posted this, it will be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,543
Posted By apkp777
Jay, Yes, you can use Full Flaps, no Flaps or...

Jay,

Yes, you can use Full Flaps, no Flaps or anything in between. However, full flaps is generally recommended and most widely used. Don't be afraid to try partial flaps.

First, level the airplane...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,090
Posted By apkp777
This thread has grown cold, anyone with any...

This thread has grown cold, anyone with any updates/cracks found in the VS attach plate? I have none, but often am reminded to check for cracks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,085
Posted By apkp777
I was thinking that, but am wondering if I would...

I was thinking that, but am wondering if I would be able to properly seat the bearing without spinning the wheel. I guess I could mark the hole from which the cotter pin came out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,085
Posted By apkp777
I checked, Cleveland, Brown, FlyBoys, Spruce. Not...

I checked, Cleveland, Brown, FlyBoys, Spruce. Not finding the axle nut. Spruce is selling the jack though.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,085
Posted By apkp777
Avery Axle Jack

Hey all, anyone know I can still find modified axle nuts for the Avery Axle Jack? The jack came with the "modification kit" but I would rather buy the modified nuts. Avery used to offer them.
Forum: Job Board 06-27-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,555
Posted By apkp777
I spent a little time at the regionals...

I spent a little time at the regionals (2012-2014) It wasn't bad. The pay is better now than it was then. It's not a bad option. Many regionals have programs to get you assistance meeting the flight...
Forum: RV-4 06-03-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,584
Posted By apkp777
I occasionally get the same thing. I have...

I occasionally get the same thing. I have inspected thoroughly all connections. They are all secure and no evidence of leaking. It only happens on take off with high angle of attack and with the aux...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,915
Posted By apkp777
As others have pointed out, the -9 doesn't slip...

As others have pointed out, the -9 doesn't slip well above 60 kts. Still I slip often and usually right around 60-65kts. I see around 500 fpm at 65 and 8-900 at 60. At 55kts it's generally pretty...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,411
Posted By apkp777
Here are my numbers. xo-320 RV-9 Vne Never...

Here are my numbers.

xo-320 RV-9

Vne
Never Exceed Speed
182 KTS
210 MPH

Vno
Forum: Oregon 02-15-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,712
Posted By apkp777
I'd love to give you a ride. Send me a message...

I'd love to give you a ride. Send me a message when you are in town and we will see if we can work it out. Certainly some of the most amazing parts of the U.S. to see by air.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,951
Posted By apkp777
Start by getting a few lessons. If at that point...

Start by getting a few lessons. If at that point you are not thrilled by the experience, join a good frequent flyer program. You are way ahead of yourself thinking about commuting cross country,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,605
Posted By apkp777
I live in Salem, OR and commute to SFO weekly....

I live in Salem, OR and commute to SFO weekly. Quite a few times I have made the 3.2 hour flight back and forth. If it were not for the the high ramp fees at SQL (San Carlos) I'd do it more. An equal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,047
Posted By apkp777
Incorrect Theories of "Lift"

Just read a good article from NASA. Thought it might be a stimulating discussion here. For those of us who are often asked "what makes a plane fly?" Looks like we were right when we said "it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,795
Posted By apkp777
Sure lot's of people sign up for the S.A....

Sure lot's of people sign up for the S.A. service. I wonder how many renew. I fell for it and there's no way I will renew. It was ****.

On a good note, I really love ForeFlight and it does all I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By apkp777
hmmm. Considering the Flap switch passes some of...

hmmm. Considering the Flap switch passes some of the highest current levels in the RV, a spade connector will be more susceptible to arcing. I'd try to use a terminal lug if possible. At a minimum...
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,038
Posted By apkp777
David, I was flying in a friend's RV when we had...

David, I was flying in a friend's RV when we had a similar experience. I believe he had the same AutoPilot you have, I forget. Any how. His AP engaged but in the landing flare it disengaged any we...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,994
Posted By apkp777
I am in the "been there, done that" camp. Always...

I am in the "been there, done that" camp. Always seems like if it can possibly happen to anyone it's already happened to me :0! Skyview is great for enroute, but using it for instrument approaches...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,955
Posted By apkp777
1. Preflight brief 2. Instruments, controls and...

1. Preflight brief
2. Instruments, controls and devices
3. Four Fundamentals of flight

That's it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,769
Posted By apkp777
+1 for 35psi. Works well for me.

+1 for 35psi. Works well for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
Got it. So n your opinion would it be best to...

Got it. So n your opinion would it be best to derive best glide from min sink?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
1.32. That seems fast. In the case of the RV9a...

1.32. That seems fast. In the case of the RV9a CAFE testing they have min sinc of 81.7 MPH and best glide 95. Which is about 1.16.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
Bill, From the AFNA "An unbelievable feature of...

Bill, From the AFNA "An unbelievable feature of gliding performance is the effect of airplane gross weight. Since the maximum lift-drag ratio of a given airplane is an intrinsic property of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
Like many I made the mistake of calculating Max...

Like many I made the mistake of calculating Max Glide as Minimum Descent Rate. Which it is not. From what I have been reading, Max Glide should occur at a speed approximately 5kts above minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
I do understand you were not being completly...

I do understand you were not being completly serious. However, there does seem to be a strong opiniom that the CAFE testing doesn't apply. I am just curious why? I understand there are differences in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
Dynon calls it the "Altitude Intercept Arc". I...

Dynon calls it the "Altitude Intercept Arc". I know it is the "banana bar". Shows up on the map view of the Skyview. Indicates the point on the map when you will reach your selected altitude when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
Hmmm, I have flown many airplanes which use the...

Hmmm, I have flown many airplanes which use the flight test data from the Manufacturer's flight testing and I didn't "crash and die" in them. You say getting "reasonably" accurate speeds should not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,613
Posted By apkp777
Given the challenge of really getting accurate...

Given the challenge of really getting accurate numbers Vx, Vy, Vglide, what would be a true downside of just adopting the CAFE performance numbers for the RV9/9a?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,637
Posted By apkp777
Hey Vlad! I'd like to see a map of all your...

Hey Vlad! I'd like to see a map of all your exploits! I'd like to head to the Big Apple someday. Right now I am loving the Pacific Northwest and hitting all the hot spots here.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,637
Posted By apkp777
5 Years and 500 Hours

Just at the 500 hour mark. I certainly don't fly as much as others I know. But this little RV sure has taken me to some amazing places. Here's a link to a map of where I have been....
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,373
Posted By apkp777
Definitely let's get together. I am loving the...

Definitely let's get together. I am loving the PNW!

My original numbers were close to the CAFE numbers, but started doing some testing again recently as my prop is pitched differently and W&B...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,373
Posted By apkp777
Thanks Steve, I am looking at the CAFE RV9A...

Thanks Steve,

I am looking at the CAFE RV9A testing. They came up with 95MPH (82KTS) Vy and 82 MPH (71KTS) Vx.

*"Vy, speed for best climb rate, CAS, 5500? dens.alt, @103 mph TAS 95 mph.

Vx,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,373
Posted By apkp777
Those of you flying the tailwheel -9, I am...

Those of you flying the tailwheel -9, I am looking for comparisons for Vx and Vy and Best Glide. I have done several tests and get different numbers each time. Just curious what your flight test...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,567
Posted By apkp777
If you solo at 1 hour or at 100 it doesn't mean...

If you solo at 1 hour or at 100 it doesn't mean anything. The question is, are you ready to solo? Everyone is different. There are many who soloed at <10 that shouldn't have and many who soloed at 20...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-17-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,449
Posted By apkp777
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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,989
Posted By apkp777
Can you "fly" in?

Can you "fly" in?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,989
Posted By apkp777
Sounds like fun. I plan to be there! I will drag...

Sounds like fun. I plan to be there! I will drag Christo along with me.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-13-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,160
Posted By apkp777
I ate there yesterday! I agree it was great. Gas...

I ate there yesterday! I agree it was great. Gas was $4.19 on the north side.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,449
Posted By apkp777
Just got back from Alvord Desert. Wow, what a...

Just got back from Alvord Desert. Wow, what a spectacular place. Certainly one of the best trips so far in my RV.

Here is a link to some photos: https://goo.gl/photos/mnHFLfRtuUX4Fvqt5
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-07-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,449
Posted By apkp777
A few of us (Stephan Christopher, his wife and my...

A few of us (Stephan Christopher, his wife and my wife) are heading to Alvord Desert on Tuesday night 8/11. This is the peak night for the Perseid Meteor shower. We are camping out and leaving...
Forum: Oregon 08-07-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By apkp777
Welcome to Salem Matt. I am based there at KSLE....

Welcome to Salem Matt. I am based there at KSLE. Great airport. Seems like there is lots of space around. I don't have any room but I am sure you will find something. Give me a call when you get to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,485
Posted By apkp777
I had a similar "strike". My prop hit a wooden...

I had a similar "strike". My prop hit a wooden runway marker however. Like yours I had tip damage. Mine looked much worse than yours. I sent the prop back to Catto mostly because there was a nickel...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-27-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,449
Posted By apkp777
I will start planning accordingly. Thanks!

I will start planning accordingly. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,029
Posted By apkp777
Thanks Ron. It's great to be in Salem. My wife...

Thanks Ron. It's great to be in Salem. My wife grew up there and I am from Washington so we feel "home". Oregon is such an amazing place to fly. I can't wait to hook up with the local crowd. Let's do...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,449
Posted By apkp777
Any 2015 plans for the Desert?

Any 2015 plans for the Desert?
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