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Forum: COMM 11-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,014
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Good avionics repair shop?

My KY-97A comm radio is suddenly inop. Did the obvious, swapped it out with another which worked, put it in a different plane where it still didn't, it's safe to say it's the radio.

Anybody had...
Forum: GPS 11-04-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,920
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Congrats Ron - sounds good. I got more...

Congrats Ron - sounds good.

I got more assurance from Shane Woodson at iFly via email that they are in fact working on an autopilot connection and he said weather is a high demand item. No...
Forum: GPS 11-04-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By CuriousGeorge
I should have a card coming in the mail as well. ...

I should have a card coming in the mail as well. Glad to hear they're responsive at least. Hope mine doesn't have the same "mistake".
Forum: GPS 11-03-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,920
Posted By CuriousGeorge
I could live with an external battery, so much so...

I could live with an external battery, so much so that I didn't even research it. I'll write them back and try to nudge them into maybe posting a poll on their site to see abuot a/p interest. ...
Forum: GPS 11-02-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,920
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Allan, that's about as strong a statement...

Thanks Allan, that's about as strong a statement as you can make, sending the unit back. Hopefully more people will write and make it known that A/P really IS desirable.

I'm thinking the internal...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,920
Posted By CuriousGeorge
It's been a while, so I emailed in about the...

It's been a while, so I emailed in about the autopilot feed. I was surprised to get an answer from Shane Woodson that the autopilot "remains a low request feature." He said they are continuing to...
Forum: RV-3 08-19-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,608
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Tom! Good to see you're still on here chiming...

Tom! Good to see you're still on here chiming in. I was going to ask you in private, but with this subject in the public domain, your tips could help others too.

Whaddayouthink, wheelies or 3...
Forum: Autopilots 07-29-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Tom. Good pics plus I did a thread search...

Thanks Tom.

Good pics plus I did a thread search and found more good info. Looks like a wingtip install with be in order on my 3 for the roll mode, and the pitch looks pretty easy.

Dynon was...
Forum: Autopilots 07-29-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Anybody put a Dynon a/p in an RV-3 (or 4)?

Looking for tips to avoid reinventing the wheel... install kits are not RV-3 specific and Dynon tech has little to offer for advice on 3 installation.

Thanks --
Forum: GPS 07-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,920
Posted By CuriousGeorge
I saw your post on there, Carl. I also had...

I saw your post on there, Carl. I also had emailed Walter directly saying pretty much the same thing as what you and the other posters said. He seems very responsive to customer communication. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,822
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Great post, Jeff! I think there's an RV-8 based...

Great post, Jeff! I think there's an RV-8 based in the Rockland area - I've seen the plane but haven't crossed paths with the owner. Maybe we should volunteer him to host a fly-in. For anyone in...
Forum: Autopilots 06-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,282
Posted By CuriousGeorge
...and thanks David and Gary.

...and thanks David and Gary.
Forum: Autopilots 06-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,282
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks for that info, Gasman - I think I found a...

Thanks for that info, Gasman - I think I found a cord on ebay. Hope it comes and is right, but it looks good. Lots of work for a $15 cable!

Sorry for you that I beat you to 8TM... but yes, I'm...
Forum: GPS 06-28-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,920
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Nice looking unit! For you beta testers, please...

Nice looking unit! For you beta testers, please lean on the company to tie in to autopilots. That would expand their market appeal. I just searched the world over to find a data cable for my...
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,282
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Update to the cable question - Lowrance and some...

Update to the cable question - Lowrance and some other posts I just found said it's a NDC-2 101-36 cable. Same thing, if anyone has a recent source...
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,282
Posted By CuriousGeorge
2 questions

For those with Dynon experience, think an SV-32 servo is enough for an RV-3?

And... I spent the morning searching for a PC-DI2BK data cable for my Lowrance 2000C. Even the posts here in the recent...
Forum: Autopilots 06-24-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,741
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Attn: Dynon...

PM sent to Dynonsupport - thanks
Forum: RV-3 06-23-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By CuriousGeorge
This plane has a steak sensor installed in its...

This plane has a steak sensor installed in its nose... or maybe it's just the pilot that does. Thanks for the invite!

Just ordered some Duckworth heat lamps... pricey, but from everything I hear,...
Forum: RV-3 06-23-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks David, I'll put that on my list! The 8's...

Thanks David, I'll put that on my list! The 8's in the hangar where my 3 is now look so big compared to the 3. I'll check back as the time approaches.

George
Forum: RV-3 06-23-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Ryan, I'd still like that very much,...

Thanks Ryan, I'd still like that very much, especially since I haven't ever been in a 4. I think I'd prefer the closed cockpit version though...

We should definitely meet somewhere and get some air...
Forum: RV-3 06-22-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By CuriousGeorge
From Dreamer to Owner!

Well, after countless hours of research I finally found a gem of a 3 to call my very own. It's time to go public, especially after King Doug posted a bunch of pics a few days ago. (Nice shots!) ...
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,282
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks!

I was gone for 3 days and came back to lots of good info. Thanks to everyone who weighed in.

It looks like there are several fine products out there, which is great for us consumers. It sounds...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,282
Posted By CuriousGeorge
who else has experience?

Ok, I'm about to pull the trigger on an a/p. TT has the experience and a great product, but it looks like $4,000 for 2 axis without a display, or $4,200 with the new EFIS, but it's big so a complete...
Forum: RV-4 04-10-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,790
Posted By CuriousGeorge
That's not all, Andy

Even upside down in your neck of the woods! So many variables, but overall, probably close enough. From a prospective pre-built buyer's standpoint, it takes a lot more money to buy the extra 5 mph...
Forum: RV-4 04-10-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,790
Posted By CuriousGeorge
RV-whatever!

That's ok, there's very good info from each model that can apply to all.

I just saw the "Team RV" 9 ship formation team fly in the Key West airshow today. Only 1 RV-4, and his is a Sensy/O-360. ...
Forum: RV-4 04-10-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,790
Posted By CuriousGeorge
good point

Ok, I can buy gyroscopic precession, rigidity in space, etc., but if an MT and/or Whirlwind add little more weight, would that compete with the "cheese and crackers" combo of the 160 hp + wood prop?
Forum: RV-4 04-09-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,790
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Still wondering...

Ok guys, so a woodie 160 hp RV-4 is killer combo? How about a woodie 180 hp RV-4 that weighs maybe 20 lbs more? That's 3 gallons of gas, so a 180 hp RV-4 with 20 gallons vs a 160 hp RV-4 with 23...
Forum: RV-4 01-27-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,222
Posted By CuriousGeorge
If you don't do it now, you'll just be older when...

If you don't do it now, you'll just be older when you do.;)
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 11-01-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,987
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Don't blame the breed (goldens that is). I'm...

Don't blame the breed (goldens that is). I'm sure my wife would do the same thing if I tossed her in the back of my truck.


George
Happy Golden owner (that is owner of a happy golden and happy to...
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,572
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Ryan - sometimes my wisecracks are...

Thanks Ryan - sometimes my wisecracks are ambiguous... or so I've been told!
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,572
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Ok, famous then. In any case, how do I contact...

Ok, famous then. In any case, how do I contact him? Thanks --

George
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,572
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Brian, is this famous or infamous Jan in the Palm...

Brian, is this famous or infamous Jan in the Palm Beach area? Thx

George
RV4/3 Shopper
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Anyone know what happened?

This accident happened just last month in SD. Todd Eslick was one of the Vanguard SQ Ethanol RV-3 demonstration team pilots. The NSTB report follows:


NTSB Identification: CEN09LA523
14 CFR Part...
Forum: RV-4 08-07-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,656
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Hey Wrongway - I sent you a PM. That one with...

Hey Wrongway -

I sent you a PM. That one with 35 hours isn't on Barnstormers anymore, unless I missed it.


George
Forum: Rocket 07-27-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,766
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Harmon vs F1 vs EVO?

Hello Rocketeers -

First, I just watched the EAA video with Rick's masterpiece. Very impressive.

But the real question... what's better/worse/different about the F1 and Harmon Rocket II? I'm...
Forum: RV-4 07-25-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Ribbit

Hey Bill -

737 Int'l out of MIA - you can guess the airline. 20 years, if you can believe it. I've always flown the Caribbean and Latin America so I missed out on the once delicious European...
Forum: RV-4 07-25-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks everyone

Well, this was a good response so I don't feel like I'm chasing unicorns. As I said in the beginning, my experience is very limited. If there's a 4 owner in S. FL or Maine (my summer hangout) who...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Jon, you're right, I need to bum a ride. ...

Thanks Jon, you're right, I need to bum a ride. The only one I've had was in the demo 7 and it fell short of the speed and stalled higher, but that was unverified indicated speed.

I talked to Rob...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Dayton - which prop? And do you think...

Thanks Dayton - which prop? And do you think your plane is pretty typical of 4's? I asked the guy who has the first one listed in Barnstormers, very light at 864 lbs or something like that. He...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Thanks Pierre - I think Smokey posted the story...

Thanks Pierre -

I think Smokey posted the story of how the good doctor pushed his way into the CAFE race. Do you know what his most significant mods were? Obviously as the world record holder, his...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Well Dean and Bill, those are both respectable...

Well Dean and Bill, those are both respectable numbers, pretty close to the ones Van's stie has posted, but with 180 and 200 hp instead of 160, and both with CS props. At least with more power the...
Forum: RV-4 07-22-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,969
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Are Van's numbers bogus?

I'm still studying the RV-4 market in depth. This site is huge for information! That's a big help. So, I'm hoping to tap into the wealth of experience here.

Van's website under specifications...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,656
Posted By CuriousGeorge
I'm with you, Imback - I wish I had the time to...

I'm with you, Imback - I wish I had the time to build one the way I'd want it, but I simply don't. Next life I'll play for 70 years and then get a job.

You're right, 180 hp RV4's are in short...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,656
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Brent - same question for you... MT prop a...

Brent - same question for you... MT prop a consideration? And what power setting gives you a 200 mph cruise?

Thanks --


George
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,656
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Bill, did you consider a light CS prop like the...

Bill, did you consider a light CS prop like the MT? And what kind of numbers do you get with that power and a FP? Also, empty weight? And who did your engine work?

Enough questions?


George
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Oops, Reid not Ried...

Oops, Reid not Ried...
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Re: Robin Ried

Do you have a way to contact Mr. Ried? And/or specifics of why he likes the 320/cs configuration best?

And... this probably deserves a different thread, but has anyone played with a movable...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Funny thing Russ, I've only had a very brief ride...

Funny thing Russ, I've only had a very brief ride in a 7 and I loved that plane! However, the unanimous opinion I've read is that the 4 is much more responsive than the 7. Throw in the fact that a...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Re: Penguin

Thanks Pete -

I just looked up the published weights for the MT C/S and you're right, the 160 hp prop is lighter, 7 lbs they say. But the up to 300 hp prop weight is for a slightly longer prop. ...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By CuriousGeorge
From Pierre

"A 160 horse -4 with a FP prop is a delight to fly and really nimble. "

Is a 180 horse/FP less of a delight to fly and less nimble? Especially if it's a light weight prop?

And with a light C/S...
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Engine/Prop options

Hi Guys -

I'm searching for the perfect flying -4 for me. After countless hours scrubbing the archives, I'm still at a bit of a loss for the best engine/prop combo. Here's what I'm concluding,...
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