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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,547
Posted By Saber25
Didn't Jerome Powell say this inflationary period...

Didn't Jerome Powell say this inflationary period was transitory and would subside? Oops, that was a couple of months ago and since then has changed his tune in face of reality.

I'm glad I finished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Saber25
Congrats "Wizard". I enjoyed your wry humor and...

Congrats "Wizard". I enjoyed your wry humor and steady flying skills while I flew with the Renegades years ago. I also remember you as a great spokesperson at ALS and you may have another career out...
Forum: Reviews 09-07-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,163
Posted By Saber25
Knock on wood, but with over 320hrs of hard acro...

Knock on wood, but with over 320hrs of hard acro and gyro maneuvers using the Catto three blade, nickel leading edge, on a Pitts S1S, I have not observed any structural degradation of this prop. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,612
Posted By Saber25
So while flying the Garmin glide profile and the...

So while flying the Garmin glide profile and the pilot ends up in a ball, how does Garmin mitigate possible legal action by said pilot blaming the guidance given?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,820
Posted By Saber25
With that many hours and what you describe on how...

With that many hours and what you describe on how they look, this would be a great time to replace.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,056
Posted By Saber25
Hi Justin, Good to hear from you. I hope the...

Hi Justin,

Good to hear from you. I hope the line flying is all you expected and with the outfit you're with it should be a fulfilling career.

Let me know when you plan on coming out, you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,056
Posted By Saber25
So far the replies have been very encouraging....

So far the replies have been very encouraging. I'm heartened that new owners take pride in the ride and act accordingly. I salute you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,056
Posted By Saber25
It was a sad sight

A beautiful RV-7 tied up outside the past three days in the transient parking area of our airport. I first noticed the bird sitting there on Monday but didn't have time to get a closer look and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,249
Posted By Saber25
Regretfully, my old yellowed and dog eared Stick...

Regretfully, my old yellowed and dog eared Stick and Rudder was lost in a move 22 years ago. Fortunately an old copy of "Fate is the Hunter" is still with me and partially responsible for my career...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,249
Posted By Saber25
Jim, I petitioned my local FSDO some years back...

Jim,

I petitioned my local FSDO some years back that all I flew were single seaters and the -4 rarely had anyone in the back seat unless it was my wife. All daylight and no IFR unless it's roads,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,249
Posted By Saber25
When I completed my RV4 32 years ago, I was...

When I completed my RV4 32 years ago, I was getting proficiency checks on Boeings and those qualified as my bi-annual. Very little comparison between the two but good enough for me. The past 14 years...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,594
Posted By Saber25
With a 1989 RV4 built to plans, I've not...

With a 1989 RV4 built to plans, I've not experienced these issues. Having to taxi with one brake applied would lead me to believe a complete check of the system is required before the next flight. A...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,616
Posted By Saber25
Gash beat me to it. Unless you're equipped to...

Gash beat me to it.

Unless you're equipped to neutralize the incoming, break off engagement and regroup for another plan. Speaking from experience
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,847
Posted By Saber25
A video is worth a thousand words. Basic RV-4...

A video is worth a thousand words. Basic RV-4 with carb and normal oil. Had planned on including inverted system later but for fun acro this is all that was needed. Ended up removing flop tube since...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By Saber25
So how are you going to deal with this?

Interesting bit from the FAA. Considering insurance dictates for getting insured, this letter could throw a wrench into transition training and initial training for the pilot just finishing his...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,631
Posted By Saber25
Quite possibly the most delightful video ever...

Quite possibly the most delightful video ever posted here. Rear seat pax proper fit in a tandem Van's.:)

Cheers,

Hans
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,739
Posted By Saber25
I have the stainless steel tape on my RV-4 the...

I have the stainless steel tape on my RV-4 the past 32 years. Looks good and lasts a long time. Be very careful with application to make sure the edges line up parallel with your flap. Once applied,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,700
Posted By Saber25
It takes a village to build a plane. :)

It takes a village to build a plane. :)
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,022
Posted By Saber25
My RV4 compared quite well in this race against...

My RV4 compared quite well in this race against more hp/cs equipment. In fact had we used a running start rather than start from takeoff roll I would have done better. Once that -4 gets going it...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,022
Posted By Saber25
Smile My favorite out of three

After returning from my traditional New Year's Day flight in Miss Fusion flying a recon over Westcliffe Valley and checking the snow on the Sangre De Cristo range, I found this thread down memory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,007
Posted By Saber25
Tried posting picture, no luck, disregard.

Tried posting picture, no luck, disregard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,007
Posted By Saber25
test picture

http://https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=9259a507ff&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1687100312750371460&th=1769c8cbb9http://https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=9259a507ff&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg...
Forum: Safety 12-24-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,025
Posted By Saber25
"This is a capable airplane in an emergency;...

"This is a capable airplane in an emergency; however my decision making sucked I realize, so please don't flame me. I should have left the plane there got a rental car and made the 2+ hour car ride...
Forum: RV-4 12-20-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,905
Posted By Saber25
I started my RV4 in October of 1986 and flew the...

I started my RV4 in October of 1986 and flew the 6th of June 1989. I had good intentions of keeping a build log and got two pages of lined notebook paper filled up. It seemed my time was better used...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,657
Posted By Saber25
In my library I have a 1979 copy of “The Right...

In my library I have a 1979 copy of “The Right Stuff” which I read when it was first published. Interestingly, I finished “The Wrong Stuff” by LTC Truman J Smith published in 1996 today. They are a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 120,977
Posted By Saber25
Our first name initials and the year completion...

Our first name initials and the year completion of our RV-4. That would be 31 years ago and despite also owning and flying a Pitts S1S and a Laser, my love affair with my four has never diminished. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-06-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By Saber25
Bob, Great flying, videoing and editing a team...

Bob,

Great flying, videoing and editing a team that has come a long way. Thanks for posting and you've set the bar high.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By Saber25
At 73 years young and having had this RV-4 the...

At 73 years young and having had this RV-4 the past 31 years, my belly stays clean by wiping it down after every third or fourth flight. Especially with smoke oil being used, you'll have a good...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,648
Posted By Saber25
This straight out of the FAA website. The Top 10...

This straight out of the FAA website.

The Top 10 Leading Causes of Fatal General Aviation Accidents 2001-2016:

1. Loss of Control Inflight
2. Controlled Flight Into Terrain
3. System...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,291
Posted By Saber25
Have only liability on the RV-4 the past 31...

Have only liability on the RV-4 the past 31 years. Money saved on hull has paid for the initial cost of this aircraft. After all, I built it, I'll repair it should I screw it up.

I presume that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,812
Posted By Saber25
This presentation covers some of the questions...

This presentation covers some of the questions posted above.

https://www.avweb.com/multimedia/aviation-insurance-expensive-and-getting-worse/
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,585
Posted By Saber25
They planned on the metal Sensenich. I'm kind of...

They planned on the metal Sensenich. I'm kind of partial to the Catto on my -4 and the Pitts. Very smooth on both.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,585
Posted By Saber25
Thanks guys, I'll pass the per plans...

Thanks guys, I'll pass the per plans recommendation to my friend. Good to hear from current owners of the 9A.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,585
Posted By Saber25
I was thinking in terms of performance and...

I was thinking in terms of performance and possible resale at some time. I've got a bare bones RV4 so my 0-320/FP performance for the past 31 years is quite satisfying. The RV9-A with this same...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,585
Posted By Saber25
Optimum engine

My good friend and meticulous builder is assembling an RV9-A for his son who's in his forties. This airplane will include all the bells and whistles, padded interior, auto-pilot and latest in panel...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-13-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By Saber25
Chris, I'm 30 minutes north at 1V6... you'll...

Chris,

I'm 30 minutes north at 1V6... you'll recognize the airplane from the avatar. My crop dusting buddy has an RV4 at Raton. Ask for Martin.

Take care,

Hans
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,864
Posted By Saber25
Decades ago at EAA fly ins with my C-140 we had...

Decades ago at EAA fly ins with my C-140 we had contests using TP and balloons.

Take a paperclip and secure about 1/4 inch of paper at the cardboard roll to give it some weight so it can unfurl as...
Forum: ADS-B 05-05-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,396
Posted By Saber25
And I was curious how many more midairs would...

And I was curious how many more midairs would have been prevented this year by ADS-B equipped aircraft as they converged on Air Venture.

Guess I'll have to wait till next year.
Forum: RV-4 03-30-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By Saber25
I've been told, in days of old, when pilots were...

I've been told, in days of old, when pilots were bold.
They'd take a duck, and a bottle of rum.
When caught aloft, drink down to half a sum.
Toss the duck and follow her down.
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By Saber25
Finally going full glass

After a friend mentioned he was redoing his instrument panel with new glass, I couldn't be outdone so started on mine.

Cheers ;)

https://i.postimg.cc/HrTDgmBF/RV4-glass-panel.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-06-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,264
Posted By Saber25
My goodness, how do you get around on such an old...

My goodness, how do you get around on such an old fashioned instrument panel ? Is it safe to fly like that ? :)

Now that you're free, it's just a hop, skip and jump from southern Colorado. Last time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Saber25
I visited my old hangar at KAPA and birth place...

I visited my old hangar at KAPA and birth place of my RV4. That airport is under the 30 mile veil and I'll be restricted after Jan 1. I won't be installing ADS-B so keep an eye out for me :)

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,770
Posted By Saber25
As mentioned before, weight savings most notably...

As mentioned before, weight savings most notably observed on the flight line can be accomplished by a bathroom scale and mirror. Your wife or girlfriend will love you for it.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,199
Posted By Saber25
I've given rides from 14-78 year old but would...

I've given rides from 14-78 year old but would hesitate to take a child that young in an RV4. Should something go wrong would she be able to extricate herself in the worst case scenario ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,486
Posted By Saber25
The RV4 retract has a similar profile in flight...

The RV4 retract has a similar profile in flight as Ken Rands KR1 RG.

The standard RV4 gear standing still, looks like it's approaching Vr and it's as sexy as gears get. I'd love to get some ACM...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,432
Posted By Saber25
I'm wondering, with all these pilots flying...

I'm wondering, with all these pilots flying around and being inside fiddling with avionics, is anyone on board to maintain a lookout for traffic? Wouldn't it be ironic to cause a mid-air while having...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,763
Posted By Saber25
In July I spent two days at Smiley Creek. I...

In July I spent two days at Smiley Creek. I didn't bring my stove or Mountain House freeze dried this time and relied on the Smiley Creek lodge for fine dining. I had breakfast and dinner and both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,269
Posted By Saber25
To Hans from Hans, Ditch the big guys in back...

To Hans from Hans,

Ditch the big guys in back for acro. I have a -4 and generally fly acro solo since most people don't enjoy acro rides as much as the guy flying and as you mentioned, the aircraft...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By Saber25
Can you measure up or down ?

Today I was visiting with an RV-9A builder as he was ready to find the angle of incidence on his project. Does the measurement 4-5/64" ring a bell ? It's the measurement for determining rear spar...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,839
Posted By Saber25
Think about Smiley Creek

U87 is just south of Stanley and one of the best in Idaho. I camped there just three weeks ago and have been visiting this field since the mid 70's. Great view of the Sawtooth Range all from a runway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,401
Posted By Saber25
Outstanding !

This might give another bubba the idea to strap a couple of AR-15's or AK-47's to the lift struts of his C-172 and try some duck hunting at the next rally. I'll give credit for nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,085
Posted By Saber25
Smile http://i67.tinypic.com/zve908.jpg http://i66.tiny...

http://i67.tinypic.com/zve908.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/bi6p09.jpg

I thought about attending Airventure for just a moment while enjoying this view a week earlier. I've been coming to Smiley Creek...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,566
Posted By Saber25
Excellent composition and choreography by my...

Excellent composition and choreography by my former teammates. You guys hit it out of the park and should have been featured everyday. The solo acro routines get a bit redundant and the Renegades...
Forum: ADS-B 07-03-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,637
Posted By Saber25
"PS: Our F16 squadron had a quote painted on one...

"PS: Our F16 squadron had a quote painted on one of our briefing room walls:
The Airspace belongs to those who are willing to fight for it...."

Unfortunately the two main groups that represent...
Forum: RV-4 06-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By Saber25
Down grading to old Icom radio

Does anyone have a servicable Navicom IC-A22 for sale. This radio is being used in a non RV aircraft and I figured with all the upgrades here, someone might still have one lying around. Please PM if...
Forum: RV-4 06-09-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,716
Posted By Saber25
Chuck, That would be me and nice of you to...

Chuck,

That would be me and nice of you to remember an iconic airstrip. It's no longer
in service with the activation of DIA. I have fond memories of Aurora Airpark on numerous approaches into DIA...
Forum: RV-4 06-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,716
Posted By Saber25
CCsmith I sent you an E mail. I miss our Idaho...

CCsmith I sent you an E mail. I miss our Idaho flights and am planning on getting Chief Pilot and a couple of his combat warriors to meet up at Smiley Creek this summer. 4000 feet of golf course...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,716
Posted By Saber25
Thanks Twister and Wizard. I wish you blue skies...

Thanks Twister and Wizard. I wish you blue skies and a safe OSH experience this summer. I enjoyed watching your practice the other day and seeing how far the Renegades have advanced in their airshow...
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,716
Posted By Saber25
At thirty she is still beautiful

Today I re-enacted the first flight of my RV-4 exactly thirty years ago, June 6th, 1989. I departed my home base at 06:00 and circled the field just as I did years ago looking for any problems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,213
Posted By Saber25
I've spun the 3,4 and 6 and found no unusual...

I've spun the 3,4 and 6 and found no unusual problems. Not familiar with the others and their spin characteristics.

Here's my -4 some years back. It's a cake walk !

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,280
Posted By Saber25
I completed my -4 back in 1989. It's a daylight,...

I completed my -4 back in 1989. It's a daylight, fighter interceptor with minimal stuff to take my attention away from the mission. It was my steam relief valve as I was transitioning to the super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,954
Posted By Saber25
Thanks for the plug Chris. We had some great...

Thanks for the plug Chris. We had some great flights together and I wish you guys the best at OSH.

Included a video made on a sunny day while we performed locally. On June 6th at 0600, our first...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,239
Posted By Saber25
"I also enjoy the nice creature comforts for my...

"I also enjoy the nice creature comforts for my self and my wife. Different missions, different aircraft requirements".

You're right on Axel, and I wish you successful mission completion.

My offer...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,239
Posted By Saber25
Hey Axel, I admire honesty and that's a porky...

Hey Axel,

I admire honesty and that's a porky plane ya have there :)

I still love the very light control forces of my RV4 and the simple combination of FP/160 hp Lyc. I've been flying this very...
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