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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,924
Posted By flyinhood
They are out to make money. If the insurance biz...

They are out to make money. If the insurance biz could take the risk of taking 80 year old pilots' money (insuring) then I am sure they would. But when the risk isn't worth the payout after an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,133
Posted By flyinhood
An aero club is another option to join while you...

An aero club is another option to join while you are building. It is more economical than just renting and you meet good people too. Could also help with networking when your ready for needing...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 261,061
Posted By flyinhood
Is that a 737 Thrust Lever? I LUV it!

Is that a 737 Thrust Lever? I LUV it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,717
Posted By flyinhood
Left 52F early (after a 737 max sim that let out...

Left 52F early (after a 737 max sim that let out after midnight) and flew down to Galveston Island. Made it a nice 3 day weekend. Food and museums were all open and crowds weren't bad at all. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,544
Posted By flyinhood
My personal IFR minimums with my RV: No night...

My personal IFR minimums with my RV:

No night night flight

Never over or through a ceiling of less than 1,000 AGL
(I've had stuck a stuck valve / it was VFR. The more time the better if one ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,783
Posted By flyinhood
My Story: Found an RV-6 with a fixed pitch,...

My Story:

Found an RV-6 with a fixed pitch, 160hp engine, tipper canopy, and old panel. All of this made the plane more affordable. I got a good prebuy and understood the build quality was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,544
Posted By flyinhood
Drama. I have taught several Initial Instrument...

Drama.

I have taught several Initial Instrument customers in RVs. Following gauges isn't the meat and potatoes of IFR. Decision making is. No one is suggesting flying RVs in Ice. IFR can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,544
Posted By flyinhood
Just flew 3.0 in my 6 today from 52F to Llano TX...

Just flew 3.0 in my 6 today from 52F to Llano TX for BBQ with my Wife. We filed both ways and glad we did. Didn't need an approach but needed to get through a layer to get into a smooth inversion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,628
Posted By flyinhood
I would love a 10 but I don't have the time or...

I would love a 10 but I don't have the time or skill to build one. I can't buy a bonanza today so our family owns a share in a club. Best of both worlds. Enjoy our 6 for most flights (3.7 today)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,644
Posted By flyinhood
Tosten. I only use buttons for trim, ident, push...

Tosten. I only use buttons for trim, ident, push to talk, AP disconnect.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By flyinhood
I had CG issues with my lightweight Catto. I was...

I had CG issues with my lightweight Catto. I was able to get a prop extension and weight from http://www.sabermfg.com/. Put the plane back into phase 1 for a GW increase up to 1,750. Much improved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By flyinhood
Once you start considering a plane that might...

Once you start considering a plane that might work our for your mission...

Get the Wt and Bal and really look at takeoff AND landing

Before we got our prop extension and weight (hung on the front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By flyinhood
I bought a 6. Our plane is a fixed pitch, tip...

I bought a 6. Our plane is a fixed pitch, tip canopy, with an IO-320.

Because ours did not have the 360, CS prop, or slider, the plane was more affordable.

After flying for 150 hrs we changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,678
Posted By flyinhood
was that with a skilled crop duster on the stick?...

was that with a skilled crop duster on the stick? or joe average?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By flyinhood
finished up today with 2.4 hours of RV rides. ...

finished up today with 2.4 hours of RV rides. Super fun to use a great airplane for GA intro, but feel terrible for the first piper CFI who has to pick up where the RV left off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By flyinhood
Flew down to JWY for Airplanes and Coffee. They...

Flew down to JWY for Airplanes and Coffee. They tied in a Toys for Tots run and everyone helped the bins to overflow with gifts. How fun!

For those in and around Texas, stay tuned for the next...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,309
Posted By flyinhood
My first 135 job you had to start in the cherokee...

My first 135 job you had to start in the cherokee 6 before you could move up to the Cessna 402. 8 hours a night in that single.

20 years later looking back and I don't fly single engine night...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,195
Posted By flyinhood
Speaking of subrogation, For you instructors out...

Speaking of subrogation,

For you instructors out there. I have been requiring a Waver of Subrogation from each RV owner's insurance I have flown with. It is usually only 2 emails and you're done. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,195
Posted By flyinhood
We could not find smooth anywhere We do carry an...

We could not find smooth anywhere

We do carry an umbrella, but we could not find a policy anywhere that did not have an aviation exclusion

We consulted an attorney and were made aware that any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,467
Posted By flyinhood
Ride in everything. Collect data on useful...

Ride in everything.

Collect data on useful load / range / speed so you have realistic expectations for what ever mission you decide on.

Start learning about different equipment / engines /...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,073
Posted By flyinhood
Flew 10.2 with a new friend so he could get his...

Flew 10.2 with a new friend so he could get his 10 hr TAA requirement for his SEL Comm check ride requirements. Garmin Rocks!

and... got to stop by Tom White's hanger to celebrate his completion of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By flyinhood
Awesome. I was in the pattern with ya at 52F in...

Awesome. I was in the pattern with ya at 52F in the Luscombe. Do you have rudder pedals in the back of your 8? If so how good are they?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,523
Posted By flyinhood
In addition to the LODA from the FSDO, you will...

In addition to the LODA from the FSDO, you will also have your time / money and wear and tear on your plane. Hard to make giving training "worth it". I'm always trying to find a better way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,523
Posted By flyinhood
Slight thread drift... I recently spoke to a...

Slight thread drift...

I recently spoke to a local DFW insurance agent. I was considering getting a policy to teach in my 6. Initial quote....5,000 / yr. Thats a lot of duel given to even pay for...
Forum: Safety 09-11-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,561
Posted By flyinhood
"It would appear that some pilots may watch...

"It would appear that some pilots may watch aerobatics on you tube and off they go. The one in NZ appeared to be an aileron roll that developed into an unusual attitude with no idea how to recover....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By flyinhood
Good call. Since I'm putting my plane back into...

Good call. Since I'm putting my plane back into phase 1 for 5 hours, I'm not sure if you have to do all that. I couldn't find anything either way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By flyinhood
Just re-read again. So for those...

Just re-read again. So for those interested...

A Qualified Pilot needs to have all kinds time and experience

An Observer Pilot needs less experience but needs to be current with Flight Review and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By flyinhood
Phase 1 question

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-116.pdf

I am putting my 6 back into phase 1. I have tried to read AC90-116 for the Additional Pilot Program.

It sounds like I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 730
Posted By flyinhood
Help with POH

So I have just put my 6 back into Phase 1 for a GW increase of up to 1,750 lbs. I have the EAA Flight Test Manual / Test Card Book.

I'd like to write a POH for my airplane. So first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,933
Posted By flyinhood
Airways Scheme. Awesome!

Airways Scheme. Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,687
Posted By flyinhood
Acro guys practicing Hammers, do you guys have...

Acro guys practicing Hammers, do you guys have inverted oil?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By flyinhood
I just worked with the DFW FSDO to use the new...

I just worked with the DFW FSDO to use the new system. I was able to take a pic of my documents with my phone than upload the pic into the FAA system.

As an example, I needed to state my new test...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,382
Posted By flyinhood
Thx! PM sent.

Thx! PM sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,382
Posted By flyinhood
Do you guys know the weight and cost of the...

Do you guys know the weight and cost of the balancer? I'm trying to run some Wt and Bal scenarios on how much weight up front will have an impact on my envelope.

Thx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,382
Posted By flyinhood
Good deal. Thanks everyone. Out of curiosity,...

Good deal. Thanks everyone. Out of curiosity, do you remember how much the plate changed your CG?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,382
Posted By flyinhood
anyone know where I can get a steel plate behind prop?

I'm putting our 6 back into phase 1 soon to change our GW. My problem of fwd CG is exacerbated by light weight engine and prop. I have heard of a steel plate idea some have used in the past that is...
Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,704
Posted By flyinhood
This mnemonic will get you off the runway, on...

This mnemonic will get you off the runway, on with departure, and in the goo with out the top items that kill pilots.

Forgetting the runup?? I'd like to know how that pilot gets dressed in the...
Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,704
Posted By flyinhood
Years ago I picked up DT CIGARS from the American...

Years ago I picked up DT CIGARS from the American Bonanza Society. I usually fly at least a couple of different aircraft every week. DT CIGARS covers most deadly items for GA.

D - Doors (or canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,444
Posted By flyinhood
"The actual FAR says that a cfi may give...

"The actual FAR says that a cfi may give instruction in ‘any maneuver required by the regulations’ without parachutes. Unusual attitudes are required for an instrument rating, spins are required for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,444
Posted By flyinhood
"parachutes, I typically don't wear them if the...

"parachutes, I typically don't wear them if the other person is a pilot as well. Consider them a "crew member" to comply with the reg. Can anyone comment on whether or not that's ok under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,444
Posted By flyinhood
I chose to start with a course in a Super D and I...

I chose to start with a course in a Super D and I went on from there before flying acro in my 6 but that's just me. Another consideration is your aerobatic weight with 2 people plus chutes. I also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,141
Posted By flyinhood
Do you guys carry Umbrella Insurance that does...

Do you guys carry Umbrella Insurance that does not have an aviation exclusion? Last time I checked it was cheaper than pizza and can protect you from this kind of stuff. Or if your spouse runs over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By flyinhood
Gross Weight Increase with new FAA system?

Looking for help:

Decided to re-enter phase 1 for 5 hours of testing for GW increase up to 1,750 lbs in my RV-6

I was not the original builder, so his test area was not where the plane and I are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,934
Posted By flyinhood
Exactly ...where is the "Like" button.

Exactly

...where is the "Like" button.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By flyinhood
Anyone installed Van's Cowl Louver with a PIREP?

Summer is upon us and this year I'm going to try and throw another attempt at lowering my CHTs. I have the new Van's Lower Cowl Louver. I know some talked about them when they first came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,482
Posted By flyinhood
Welcome! I am just finishing my first Condition...

Welcome! I am just finishing my first Condition Inspection. Here is a checklist I used made by one of the very active contributors on this site. It really helped me out. Hope it's helpful you and...
Forum: RV-4 05-12-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,931
Posted By flyinhood
I think we have over 50 RVs at 52F. Most seem to...

I think we have over 50 RVs at 52F. Most seem to prefer the wheel landing.

Something you may want to try is to fly to an airport with a long runway. Go to takeoff but, than reduce power with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By flyinhood
Academic Question: assuming you have a G meter,...

Academic Question:

assuming you have a G meter, couldn't you load the airplane to the acro weight and pull 6 Gs in a level turn and see if it will stall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,012
Posted By flyinhood
Wow. That will be such a great trip. I don't...

Wow. That will be such a great trip. I don't have any advice, just hope you take lots of pictures to post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,313
Posted By flyinhood
I use the Bose for 737 and Luscombe. Great...

I use the Bose for 737 and Luscombe. Great headset and love the blue tooth.

I use Clarity for RV. Mainly because I like the ability turn my head around un restricted, they don't fall back during...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,762
Posted By flyinhood
RV-6, IO-320, 2 Blade Catto, Full Garmin G3x...

RV-6, IO-320, 2 Blade Catto, Full Garmin G3x panel

1056 empty

We still use the 1,650 gross limit but like others have said we go Aft CG before we gross out.

Me and Pax usually have to land with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By flyinhood
Let us know what you decide on. I'm not sure...

Let us know what you decide on. I'm not sure whether a Super D or Extra course would be a better transfer ability to our RVs, since our acro weight is so low. I was considering Greg Koontz.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,240
Posted By flyinhood
Is this correct: I'm under the hood with a...

Is this correct:

I'm under the hood with a safety pilot. We are both logging PIC.

I take the hood off. Safety pilot no is no longer logging any flight time, only me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,240
Posted By flyinhood
I'm confused. Are we all in agreement? CFI...

I'm confused. Are we all in agreement?

CFI always logs while acting as "CFI"

Safety pilot (appropriately rated) can log wile sole manipulator of controls is under the hood.

Sole manipulator of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,690
Posted By flyinhood
Awesome! I just got my rating at 42 years old. ...

Awesome! I just got my rating at 42 years old. I sure wish I would have started earlier. Huge Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,954
Posted By flyinhood
For those who haven't seen 2020, it looks pretty...

For those who haven't seen 2020, it looks pretty amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReDDgFfWlS4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By flyinhood
I think it's worth it. Just wish I had the time...

I think it's worth it. Just wish I had the time off work :(. Thanks for putting the course together. Maybe next year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By flyinhood
AWESOME! We love our Luscombe and RV-6. We go...

AWESOME! We love our Luscombe and RV-6. We go to Blakesburg every year and drool over the Monocoupes. maybe....someday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,396
Posted By flyinhood
Was there any changes on your end? Limits? New...

Was there any changes on your end? Limits? New rating or anything like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By flyinhood
Unfortunately, turbine experience is very...

Unfortunately, turbine experience is very different than GA tailwheel experience. One does not have to read too far into NTSB RV lists to find many examples of high time and advanced rated people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,049
Posted By flyinhood
I would see if there is an aero club in your...

I would see if there is an aero club in your area. This way you can fly different types of aircraft, build hours, and get your IFR ticket (which I feel is very important). During this time meet RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,369
Posted By flyinhood
Flew from 52F to NEW with friends. Got to spend...

Flew from 52F to NEW with friends. Got to spend a whole day at the WWII museum and of course over indulge in some of the best food on the planet. 3.6 hr flight home landing with 5 gal / side. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,196
Posted By flyinhood
DFW FSDO Inspector told me that I can teach...

DFW FSDO Inspector told me that I can teach unusual attitudes past 60 / 30 for the interest of aircraft checkout. Not rides. He specifically told me to include a log book endorsement of the student...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,196
Posted By flyinhood
I watched the Fly Chops episode where they flew...

I watched the Fly Chops episode where they flew upside down in several RVs at the factory with out chutes. In the comments section someone mentioned "crew". Since I instruct, I was curious. AOPA...
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