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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,628
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Avgas

Hey, Mark! Once again, I guess you're not going to fly your 6 across the Ocean to Sun n Fun. We can just drink some more of the "Mallard Avgas" and talk like you did. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,628
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
RVs and the A-4C....more

This video was taken from my RV-4 and Pat Lee is in the red/white RV-7 flying wing on the A-4C. The A-4 was holding 150kts so we could keep up. You can see that his aerodynamic slats are part way...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,210
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Upper Loon

Smokey,
That's Upper Loon...cool! When were you there? How's the strip for an RV?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,210
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Flying B Ranch, ID - RV-4 landing

Flyrod has been publishing chapters of his cool movie, Incredible Journy, in this section of the forum. That was from the 2010 trip to the ID/MT moutains by the "Dreamland Squadron"....RV fliers...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
speedbrakes

Mark,
You guessed it right. The speedbrakes are normally deployed in the "break" to slow down on the downwind, then are left out to keep the engine spooled up for quicker response on the approach. ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-18-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Slow

The A-4 didn't exceed 150kts for the most part. It's 2,000# lighter than when the Navy flew it, so it'll fly really slow, with a stall speed less than 110kts. Our problem was when Larry, the test...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-18-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
RV-4 Chase Plane

Who says an RV can't fly with a jet? ...no problem when the "go fast" A-4 stays in the landing pattern at 150kts.

Three of us flew our RV-4s to Sanford, FL for the first flight of an A-4C Skyhawk,...
Forum: RV-4 03-31-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,109
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Air Hawks

When I first replaced the tires on my RV-4, I started using AirHawks. My airplane has the old style wheel pants and since the AirHawks have a more pronounced edge, it rubbed a hole in the the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 73,197
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Homebuilt Camping area

I just got off the phone with Pat Lee (RV-7), who is in homebuilt camping with Dave Vanderbit (RV-4). Their airplanes are unharmed and they are fine...just their tents blown down. Pat says there...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,117
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Lockheed Martin

According to county records, it is a Lockheed Martin Remote Site. My cousin, who is a retired NASA engineer says it's probably an RF test range for some of the their missile projects out of the...
Forum: RV-4 11-28-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
CG and performance

Don,

Every airplane will balance out differently, but ideally, you'd want the empty CG to be at the forward limit, as fuel, people and baggage move it aft.

One of my flying buds built a 4 with a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
thanks

Thanks for the caution, Matt. Pat and I are two aging light attack types...never had any rules like that in the Navy. ...lot's of ways to skin the cat and we do it with plenty of safety margins.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,045
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Johnson Creek

Bill, ...great trip report. I enjoyed reading it.

Pat and I missed you guys at Johnson Creek, as we got there just a couple of days after you left. Maybe us Florida flatlanders can meet up in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-22-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,867
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
HDd

The bullet cam is rated at 580, but not HD...nor is the Sony HC96 camcorder it feeds to. I bought the bullet camera from datatoys.com at their booth during Sun n Fun and it's what they recommend for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,867
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Head Camera - Upper Loon

It looks like Pat Lee and I are duplicating some of our video from ID/MT/WA last month. His stuff is always good, with the tail camera mounted in his RV-7 (Liberty Ship). This video of an approach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,991
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Bob's passing

I just learned about Bob's accident and passing. I've known him for 35 years, since we first met in the Navy Reserves flying A-7s. Last year, Bob called after many years of no contact and we talked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,032
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
One flight instrument

David, I removed my VFR round gauges a few years back and installed a Dynon 10A. It's the only flight instrument I have in the panel, but gives me much more info than I had before. ....still a VFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,100
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Aircraft type/Special Equipment

I may be missing something here, but it should be like any other airplane: RV-9/(equipment code), just like any other airplane; B-727/A, or Archer/G


Enter your aircraft type and special equipment....
Forum: RV-4 06-14-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,489
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
One answer

Our EAA chapter looked at this issue for several meetings. We even tested breaking two canopies with a variety of tools, some purchased, a couple were homemade and the best is shown as installed in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,272
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Cecil B. deBonzo

It's a home run! The QBs are watching it tonight.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,450
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
dogfight

Some of us old "bomber pukes" focused on the "secondary mission".....air to air. The RV is great for that.

My Glasiar friend is a really good dogfight pilot., but it's no fun to always be the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,402
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
drain valves

I periodically pull my tank train valves to flush the tank, as many sediments will not pass through the valve when it's depressed. I don't drain the tank, but simply plug the tank vent, place a fuel...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,450
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
dogfight video

This is my latest attempt at a dogfight video...RV-4 vs Glasair. My Sony HC96 was mounted on the RV-4 roll bar, since the headset mounted bullet camera is on the blink....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
photos

Robert, As usual, great photos of the Airfest and RVs.
Forum: Northwest 04-28-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,893
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Johnson Creek

Three RVs from FL have a tenative plan to be at JC for a night or two around the 28th...like Roger Ping mentioned. Hope to see you there, Roger.
Forum: RV-4 04-06-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,994
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
smoke system

you've gotta an injector in just one pipe?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,431
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Congrats!

Ian, After our "motivational" ride in my RV-4, I'm delighted to see you continue with training and complete your solo flight. You'll have the ticket before you know it. ....and one day, that RV-8!...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-24-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,246
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
chase plane

Pat, It was my pleasure to chase you on the first flight and I was honored to fly your machine on the second go. I really like your right seat solo setup and your workmanship is top notch. Here's...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,657
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
reply

Larry, Yes! I plan for a sequel, after I get a better recorder for the bullet camera....want more close encounter "hassle" shots also, just have to be cautious about the aggressive flying (does...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,657
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Glasair

Thanks for the nice comments. By the way, I really didn't lose the fight with the Glasair, but the story line fit with the clips on hand...had turned the camera off in the middle of the fight for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,657
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
RV Dogfight Video

I used a bullet camera and mpeg-4 recorder from helmetcamera.com to take shots from the side of my headset. I like the potential for unique shots with the bullet camera, but the quality of video...
Forum: Florida (North) 01-09-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,429
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
EAA 1379

Alex, Rob and Roy are both in 1379 at Haller and our chapter often coordinates with the Cecil chapter, EAA 193. We have a couple of members who attend both.

At my hanger, where the chapter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,542
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Plastifix

I've had a crack in my canopy for four years, that I've had to stop drill twice. After reading Scott's article, I dropped him an email and he provided with some great advice. I'd accumulated...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,102
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
T-28 ride

Ron, I wish I had the bucks to fly a Trojan, but would still tool around in my RV-4, as it's a lot more fun....and way cheaper. Our hanger is at Haller Air Park, 6 miles south of Green Cove...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-19-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,102
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
RV-4 on grass . . . or A-7 at the boat??

For many of us, RVs take us back to our fighter/attack roots. Like I normally say, "It's mostly the same, just the numbers are different....loop in 700' instead of 7,000'."

I just had a local...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-24-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Victor Flight and Dreamland Squadron

Two of us from the "Dreamland Squadron" (7FL4) met three of the "Victor Flight" (7FL6) members for breakfast this morning at River Ranch (2RR), which is a fly in dude ranch 40 miles or so south of...
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,949
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Smokey, Don't you have a story about flutter in...

Smokey,
Don't you have a story about flutter in your 4? As I recall, you went for a sucker hole around 12,000' or so and the tail fluttered at something like 250mph TAS. Your experience pointed to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,732
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
just a thought....

The RV4 canopy is not the same, but has similar pressure patterns, I'd think. I got airborne one day with my canopy unlocked. ...one of those rush job takeoffs.....more lessons learned. With my...
Forum: Florida (North) 04-05-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,437
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Cecil Field Air Fest

Cecil Field in Jacksonville is having their first annual "Cecil Airfest." EAA 193 and EAA 1379 will display some experimentals and everyone is invited. The more RVs, the better! Here is the info...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,490
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/3079/32506018un...

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/3079/32506018un8.jpg

I just use the rear seatbelt, but this photos is a friend's solution....neat installation.

I'll also reinforce what's been said about...
Forum: RV-4 02-28-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,970
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Originally Posted by Dave Dollarhide A few things...

Originally Posted by Dave Dollarhide
A few things cross my mind. Ensure the airplane has the beefed up engine mount attach points on the lower fuselage. Look for any wrinkled skin in that area and on...
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,970
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Tom, A few things cross my mind. Ensure the...

Tom,

A few things cross my mind. Ensure the airplane has the beefed up engine mount attach points on the lower fuselage. Look for any wrinkled skin in that area and on the firewall.

Ask if the...
Forum: Florida (North) 01-19-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Rob, I'd be happy to have you go down with me,...

Rob, I'd be happy to have you go down with me, but I'm unable to attend. ...hope you get a ride.
Forum: RV-4 01-08-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,462
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Brian, Another thought..... If you're rather...

Brian,
Another thought..... If you're rather tall, or have long legs, you may also want to crawl into an RV-4 cockpit and check out the leg room. They are all slightly different, but you can get a...
Forum: RV-4 01-07-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Steve, My RV-4 W/B also uses a datum 50" foward...

Steve, My RV-4 W/B also uses a datum 50" foward of the leading edge. It doesn't really matter what you use, as long as the datum is foward of the airplane spinner. As mentioned, it just makes...
Forum: Florida (North) 12-18-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Rob, You are welcome to join us at our EAA 1379...

Rob,
You are welcome to join us at our EAA 1379 meeting (http://eaa1379.org/), the second Sat. of each month, 10AM. The chapter meets at the "Dreamland Squadron" (four old Navy attack pilots)...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-24-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 41,615
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Jekyll Island, GA

Jekyll is the island just south of St. Simons. O9J (http://airnav.com/airport/09J) is located in a beautiful spot next to the intercoastal waterway. This low key airport was just saved, as some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-20-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Do it your way

Scott,
Congats on finishing your machine and making the first flight. ....sounds to me like you did everything just right, despite the lecture we all got from the Lancair guy.
Dave
Forum: Florida (North) 02-22-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,513
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Rob, I live in Orange Park also and fly an RV-4...

Rob, I live in Orange Park also and fly an RV-4 and my "wingman," Pat Lee, has an RV-7. We fly out of Haller Air Park (7FL4), 6 miles south of Green Cove Springs. Our EAA chapter also meets in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,673
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
I guess I'll have to dissagree with the notion...

I guess I'll have to dissagree with the notion that any engine increases power at higher altitudes. Whether recip or jet, power is lost with altitude. Loss of exhaust pressure may be a factor, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,673
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Vern and Larry, Thanks for the great info. For...

Vern and Larry,
Thanks for the great info. For my fixed pitch RV-4, I'll use your info to build a simple chart for a panel placard with altitude and RPM for 75%. 65% info is nice to have for range...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,673
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Percent of Power

Coming up with a power chart to compute percent of power for your RV as been a question lately. These numbers are normally computed by an aircraft manufacturer for a specific airplane and prop. For...
Forum: RV-4 01-10-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
My 4 has nutplates and screws. Some may not like...

My 4 has nutplates and screws. Some may not like to see the screws, but a lot of 4s have wiring routed through this area and it can be handy to be able to remove the cheeks behind the cowl. I've...
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 466,186
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Dave Dollarhide, Dreamland Squadron, Haller...

Dave Dollarhide, Dreamland Squadron, Haller Airpark (7FL4), Green Cove Springs, FL.
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Forum: RV-4 12-27-2005, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Dynon/RV-4 panel

I've modified my RV-4 panel to take the Dynon EFIS D-10A, and moved my Garmin 296 to the panel below it. It's still a VFR panel, as I planned, but fits great on the RV-4 real estate, with room to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,220
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Tailwheel steering malfunction

We were about 30mph on the landing roll in my RV-4...friend in the back, when it started left. Right rudder was not working, right brake was not bringing it back very quickly, due to the aft CG. We...
Forum: RV-4 11-18-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,185
Posted By Dave Dollarhide
Sensenich FP

I agree with Jeff in that how you use the airplane is a big factor. I fly a long leg 4 with an O360 and a Sensenich FM72. The prop pitch is 83", which would be considered more of a standard prop,...
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