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Forum: RV-10 09-14-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,632
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been able to get my 160hp O-320 RV-4 to run...

I've been able to get my 160hp O-320 RV-4 to run LOP at full throttle and higher altitudes (8k and up). It required the SDS Aero O-ring Sealed Induction Tube Flanges...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-12-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By YellerDaisy
Standard warning: The rocks are very high out...

Standard warning: The rocks are very high out here and density altitude is a real thing (even in the fall). Be sure to understand what that means and how to operate in it (for example - possibly...
Forum: RV-4 09-06-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm based at TCS and very happy to show you my...

I'm based at TCS and very happy to show you my long legged RV-4 and let you climb around in it. In fact, the ELT battery needs changed so you could experience crawling into the tail for the "full...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,216
Posted By YellerDaisy
Ditto!!! Awesome!! Fantastic!! Amazing!! Thanks...

Ditto!!! Awesome!! Fantastic!! Amazing!!

Thanks for sharing all that!!
Forum: RV-4 08-11-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very interesting - thanks Bob! My day is...

Very interesting - thanks Bob! My day is complete, I've learned something so can head back to bed. 😉
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By YellerDaisy
Howdy Shawn and good choice! Adding lights would...

Howdy Shawn and good choice!

Adding lights would not be hard but it might not be quick and easy either. Locating the lights in the existing tips might take a bit of fabrication. Not hard. Running...
Forum: Propellers 07-29-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have the 2G0M7 model (for an O-320) and it has...

I have the 2G0M7 model (for an O-320) and it has stainless steel leading edge protection.

For someone living in the southwest, I've flown in a fair amount of rain with mine over the last four years...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By YellerDaisy
I like the options that have appeared here -...

I like the options that have appeared here - thanks all!

I too dislike the idea of another 5-7 lb peice of equipment that is always in the airplane.

I have a bit of experience changing an RV-4...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By YellerDaisy
A couple lengths of rope to extend too short...

A couple lengths of rope to extend too short chains is also useful.
Forum: Safety 07-13-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By YellerDaisy
VERY well said!! I appreciate the additional...

VERY well said!!

I appreciate the additional data Vac.

The thing I think people often forget is that you cannot know what 'state' your gear is going to be in when you are "forced" to make that...
Forum: Photography 07-12-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By YellerDaisy
Video description of my equipment here:...

Video description of my equipment here: https://youtu.be/8OEosxVJsG0

I've not had much success getting all GoPro cameras to turn on from the remote (after being turned off from the remote) so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By YellerDaisy
Scouted the burn scar from the Black Fire and...

Scouted the burn scar from the Black Fire and made this very quick and dirty video (https://youtu.be/b97iMqmYMQA)of one of our backcountry airstrips that was in the middle of it all - seems to have...
Forum: Photography 07-03-2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,368
Posted By YellerDaisy
I get questions like this pretty often so I...

I get questions like this pretty often so I created a little video of the mounting of my multi-camera setup - here (https://youtu.be/8OEosxVJsG0).

New information since the video... I had one of the...
Forum: RV-4 07-01-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By YellerDaisy
53 lbs. I limit passengers to 160 lbs.

53 lbs.

I limit passengers to 160 lbs.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By YellerDaisy
Like most things with airplanes, it's a...

Like most things with airplanes, it's a compromise. No doubt that a canopy is not ideal for photography.

I've found that shooting away from the sun and putting the camera lens as close to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 36,936
Posted By YellerDaisy
Here's one not too far out of your way Vlad -...

Here's one not too far out of your way Vlad - Simplot, UT.

https://youtu.be/gKnJHrDeR9s

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/DSC06431-2-600x338.jpg

I'd suggest NOT. I found it to be too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,551
Posted By YellerDaisy
I found a little airport with self-serve 100LL...

I found a little airport with self-serve 100LL for $4.90/gallon!! Filled the RV-4 to overflowing and and wished I had a couple of 5 gallon jugs with me!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,506
Posted By YellerDaisy
The Utah back country is an amazing place - the...

The Utah back country is an amazing place - the terrain & scenery is spectacular!! The flying was actually last weekend when a weather window opened up. This weekend was spent processing video.

I...
Forum: COMM 05-16-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have (RV-4, Garmin SL30 (intercom off),...

I have (RV-4, Garmin SL30 (intercom off), Lightspeed Sierra). The first time it happened, I had been playing with the receiver settings and I **think** it was related to either the Mic Level or...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-06-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,243
Posted By YellerDaisy
Congrats!! They are fantastic little magic...

Congrats!! They are fantastic little magic carpets (I'm terribly biased)! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,841
Posted By YellerDaisy
The wonderful thing about an RV is that flies...

The wonderful thing about an RV is that flies very nicely at any speed (within its limits). I fly my RV-4 with a few slower aircraft (i.e. Carbon Cub, Murphy Rebel) and it is fine for a short while....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,496
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agreed. Routine, muscle memory, SOP or whatever...

Agreed. Routine, muscle memory, SOP or whatever one wants to call it. Doesn't seem to matter much until it REALLY matters. Easier and cheaper to learn from our collective experience.
Forum: RV-4 02-11-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By YellerDaisy
Now is also the time to decide if you are...

Now is also the time to decide if you are satisfied with the standard 5" tires or switching to the 380/150 tires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,145
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been doing the aviation thing for 35 years...

I've been doing the aviation thing for 35 years and have found myself go thru some interesting changes. Like many who have posted here, I've belonged to good and less good chapters, I've served a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,584
Posted By YellerDaisy
No. However; I would note that the backcountry...

No.

However; I would note that the backcountry is not for everyone and it is harder on the airplane (at least an RV) than a typical airport. If maintaining a show quality airplane or uninterested in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,362
Posted By YellerDaisy
Normal 'ole flying stuff for...

Normal 'ole flying stuff for me...

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GS010190-11-600x338.jpg

... and what goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,750
Posted By YellerDaisy
I know of two RV-4's with relief tubes. Both...

I know of two RV-4's with relief tubes. Both routed the tubing down the tailspring, as far aft as possible, and work as expected. I've not heard of any flow issues or freezing events but they are in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very nice Cole!

Very nice Cole!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,226
Posted By YellerDaisy
The 1st of the year was a miserable day for...

The 1st of the year was a miserable day for flying but the second was much improved!!

I attempted to duplicate the flight of SpaceShipTwo and nearly nailed it!

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,011
Posted By YellerDaisy
I found some rather pretty fog and made a short...

I found some rather pretty fog and made a short video of it! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021_12_FogAndSun-600x338.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By YellerDaisy
A large percentage of my flights are with at...

A large percentage of my flights are with at least one camera mounted (wintip or vertical) and usually several (both wingtips and vertical). No, I've never noticed any difference. This is true...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By YellerDaisy
I use...

I use this.
http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/20211009_102802-600x450.jpg

Several years ago, I spent a good bit of time trying to come up with an elegant and semi-permanent solution....
Forum: RV-3 12-16-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By YellerDaisy
Howdy Chris, For both my RV-3 and now RV-4, I...

Howdy Chris,

For both my RV-3 and now RV-4, I attached a hose clamp to the gear leg near the bend (near the wheel). I then use a scissor jack to raise it. The hose clamp provides some additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By YellerDaisy
The EAA chapter here at TCS has created a...

The EAA chapter here at TCS has created a fantastic Beech 18 windsock or maybe tetrahedron... not sure what to call it. Neither of those and both! ;) Regardless, it's on bearings and works...
Forum: Safety 12-13-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,253
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thanks for posting that and bringing attention to...

Thanks for posting that and bringing attention to density altitude (DA).

Every summer a number of airplanes are torn up and pilots killed in these parts because of this issue. We all suffer from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,605
Posted By YellerDaisy
Early Saturday...

Early Saturday cruisin!

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021_12_04_RV4SunriseFromRV12-600x337.jpg
Forum: RV-3 12-01-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've got hundreds of hours with this tailwheel on...

I've got hundreds of hours with this tailwheel on my RV-4 (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Lightweight-Tailwheel-Tire-p/1002.htm) and am frequently operating from dirt/gravel strips. It did fine....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By YellerDaisy
Manual is located here:...

Manual is located here: https://emagair.com/downloads/

Test procedure is on page 22:
"P- Model (self-powering) Alternator Check: - You can check the internal alternator operation on the P model...
Forum: RV-3 11-08-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,760
Posted By YellerDaisy
I went thru this exercise a year or two ago but...

I went thru this exercise a year or two ago but from the opposite angle. My oil temps (RV-4 O-320 160hp) have always been high/hot during the summer months. I think you'll find some people have no...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By YellerDaisy
Oh... also... I'm not sure of the reason for the...

Oh... also... I'm not sure of the reason for the IO-320 question but suspect it may be related to running LOP.

Here's a photo of my O-320 (carb) running LOP. I fly LOP on nearly all cross countries...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By YellerDaisy
To the OP, I'd say 'well' and 'yes' to your first...

To the OP, I'd say 'well' and 'yes' to your first two questions but everything is relative. Better answers might be possible if you could describe your mission and what types of aircraft you are...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,893
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been working on this impossibility all...

I've been working on this impossibility all summer with loads of practice time. There are obviously a bunch of variables and many of them have a very significant effect.

Here's a video of the...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,477
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been working on this impossibility all...

I've been working on this impossibility all summer with loads of practice time. I've concluded that it was named 'impossible turn' because it is impossible to give a pilot a specific number (safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 30,360
Posted By YellerDaisy
So many to choose from.......

So many to choose from.... ;)

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GS010113-600x338.jpg

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GS010114-4-600x338.jpg
Forum: Midwest 08-31-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By YellerDaisy
Question Meadow Lake Hangar (KFLY) - Labor Day?

Posting in the Midwest Region forum.

Wondering if anyone at Meadow Lake (KFLY - NE side of Colorado Springs) might have hangar space for an RV-4 over Labor Day weekend (2021)?

Coming to visit my...
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,989
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agree with Steve about the Desser...

Agree with Steve about the Desser retreads.

Depending on your mission, the 380x150x5 6 Ply Desser Aero Classic tire is a nice option if you need a little larger tire. It is larger so will affect the...
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm guessing that (55kts?) is a question for...

I'm guessing that (55kts?) is a question for me.

Mine has a VS0 of 42 kts IAS at 1350 lbs and 7000' DA. I wouldn't claim that my airspeed indicator is perfect at that low airspeed but it seems to be...
Forum: RV-4 07-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By YellerDaisy
In my RV-4, normal base/final is full flaps, idle...

In my RV-4, normal base/final is full flaps, idle (900 rpm), and 55 kts IAS. At 1350 lbs and 6,500' DA, RoD is ~700 fpm.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,313
Posted By YellerDaisy
Nice job Tim. What you didn't mention is that the...

Nice job Tim. What you didn't mention is that the road up to the BRG airport is a serious uphill trek! I used to bicycle up and down that hill - a good workout!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,074
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Tim, My advice is not good since I live here....

Hi Tim, My advice is not good since I live here. With that in mind, my suggestions for a flat lander making this trip during the summer months are as follows:
1. Once into the mountains, fly EARLY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,439
Posted By YellerDaisy
Lots of snow to start the weekend - made for some...

Lots of snow to start the weekend - made for some pretty sights (until summer blew in Saturday afternoon).

https://youtu.be/PaxzeW-2Xv4
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,321
Posted By YellerDaisy
I wish I could say that I know for certain but I...

I wish I could say that I know for certain but I don't. :-( I occasionally think of doing a serious of tests to document that for the same weight, DA, etc.

A crude estimate is 50-75 rpm.

Based on...
Forum: Propellers 02-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,321
Posted By YellerDaisy
Yes, that is correct. I have a 13" spinner with...

Yes, that is correct. I have a 13" spinner with the old cowl - so a mismatch. Sensenich does offer a 12" spinner but I haven't bothered as the existing one only bothers me occasionally.

Here's a...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,321
Posted By YellerDaisy
Yes - assuming one of the two (I think only two)...

Yes - assuming one of the two (I think only two) standard RV-4 cowls. What you require is engine and cowling dependent. My RV-4 is very old (SN 107) with an O-320 having 7/16" bolts (crank). I...
Forum: Propellers 02-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,321
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have about 250 hours with mine (high time 160hp...

I have about 250 hours with mine (high time 160hp O-320). It appears you are located in Vermont. If so and not operating from a very short airstrip, any pin setting will be fine to get started but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,373
Posted By YellerDaisy
We don't get a lot of snow in the Gila Wilderness...

We don't get a lot of snow in the Gila Wilderness so I had to go enjoy it!

https://youtu.be/Qqem26zygUY
Forum: RV-4 12-23-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,515
Posted By YellerDaisy
To the OP: I would guess "skipping" is because of...

To the OP: I would guess "skipping" is because of too much speed (airplane is still trying to fly). My mission is mostly shorter and backcountry airstrips. As such, I prefer a slow approach speed and...
Forum: Photography 12-01-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,368
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are...

I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are but I use the standard GoPro "stick-on" bases but with modification. I drill a hole in them and run a screw thru into an existing hole (wingtip screws...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-05-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,235
Posted By YellerDaisy
May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in...

May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in your signature?
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,672
Posted By YellerDaisy
This is one of the BIG differences with mountain...

This is one of the BIG differences with mountain flying and, not to pick on the poster, is 180 degrees off. Surface wind, in the mountains, is the least accurate indicator of conditions up in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,442
Posted By YellerDaisy
Looking good John! Remember to always do the...

Looking good John! Remember to always do the same number of rolls to the left and right or else your headset cable will get all twisted up. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,902
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agreed. Some LOVE the ability to do anything to...

Agreed. Some LOVE the ability to do anything to their aircraft. They would likely find a 152/172 very limiting. Some don't want to do any maintenance and finding an A&P to work on an experimental...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,902
Posted By YellerDaisy
In addition to defining your mission, consider...

In addition to defining your mission, consider the ability to perform your own maintenance on an 'experimental.' That is a good thing for some and a negative for others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,585
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would imagine the requirement to instantly...

I would imagine the requirement to instantly accelerate from zero rpm to whatever rpm is required for ~50 kts would also be a factor.
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