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Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 74,825
Posted By donaziza
From experience (!000+ hours in my 8), best take...

From experience (!000+ hours in my 8), best take away here is to look at the end of the runway just before you touchdown, not right in front of you. You look at the cement in front of you, you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,926
Posted By donaziza
GEEZ, That is one adorable puppy.:)

GEEZ, That is one adorable puppy.:)
Forum: International 04-12-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By donaziza
Ouch, ouch, and OUCH.

Ouch, ouch, and OUCH.
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By donaziza
Ok, you've teased us----now you gotta make a...

Ok, you've teased us----now you gotta make a video of either lowering the plane outside the hangar, or raising it up.:D (pushing $10 a gallon for gas?? OUCH:eek:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By donaziza
Yeah Vlad,---I was wondering about your move...

Yeah Vlad,---I was wondering about your move also. But I thought you were in Wyoming. What made you leave New York?? Did you retire??:):)
Forum: The RV Grin 03-27-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By donaziza
Rob, What is that Doofinkee on the side of your...

Rob, What is that Doofinkee on the side of your fuselage, just above the blue stripe, just outboard of your buddy's left hand??? :confused::confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By donaziza
OK----Sounds good. But how are you actually...

OK----Sounds good. But how are you actually testing them? Just pushing on your pedals?? To see if it goes down??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,393
Posted By donaziza
Now that's FUNNY.:D:D:D Navy, or...

Now that's FUNNY.:D:D:D Navy, or Marine??

Ah-h-h, I just noticed you're in Canada. So I guess not US Navy, or Marine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By donaziza
I was once a passenger in an Eastern Airlines...

I was once a passenger in an Eastern Airlines A-300 Airbus. This plane was about the same size as a B-767. We were landing in Atlanta. I was pretty much in the back of the plane, when suddenly, I...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By donaziza
They sell your data (who, what, where you...

They sell your data (who, what, where you are).

Who would buy it??? Who cares???
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By donaziza
OK, I gotta ask---How does FlightAware make its...

OK, I gotta ask---How does FlightAware make its money?:confused: Why are they even there??:confused::confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By donaziza
I slip my 8 all the time with full flaps. ...

I slip my 8 all the time with full flaps. BUT--at least on "my" plane, it starts shuttering at 71 KIAS. (About 81.6 if you're in MPH) So I don't get slower than the 71 Kts obviously.
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By donaziza
I've got a uAvionix 978 UAT, and a Garmin 327...

I've got a uAvionix 978 UAT, and a Garmin 327 transponder. Two weeks ago, my local tower "was" reporting that all they could see on their radar, (for me), "was ping". Couldn't figure out what was...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By donaziza
Flight Aware--Good/Bad

Got a question for you guys about FlightAware. Now don't everyone jump on me, I'm just politely asking. Seems like a great big invasion of privacy of a private VFR operator to me. If you read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,945
Posted By donaziza
Hey Paul, Thanx for the info on this. Been...

Hey Paul, Thanx for the info on this. Been wanting to go there for about a year now, but figured the restaurants would all be closed due to covid. (Bit of a trek from Atlanta) Now I'm gonna go ...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By donaziza
Anybody got a picture of what it looks like in...

Anybody got a picture of what it looks like in summer?? Sure looks pretty there.
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By donaziza
Gil, PM sent

Gil, PM sent
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-23-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,303
Posted By donaziza
Question Kitty in pilot's garb

Hey David, How'd you do the pic of your kitty in the pilots outfit?? Like to do that with my kitty.:rolleyes: Or is it a trick picture??
Forum: Tools 01-20-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,014
Posted By donaziza
I bought mine at W--mart. Its awful.

I bought mine at W--mart. Its awful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,761
Posted By donaziza
When people see my 8, they ask, "did you build...

When people see my 8, they ask, "did you build it"? I always answer " No, if I built it, you wouldn't wanna fly in it, and neither would I":D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,048
Posted By donaziza
Oil too cold--can't install oil cooler shutter

Hi guys, I'm a non builder. My 8 has an ECI IO 360. Three days ago, I was up at altitude, and my oil temp was only 137*. (OAT was 34*F) A number of years back, I had one of those oil cooler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,446
Posted By donaziza
Age??

Might wanna consider one's age also. I was going to outfit my 8 IFR. But at the time, I was maybe 73--74. It was going to cost me some 22 to $23000 bux--I wanted a lot of redundancy if anything...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By donaziza
Love listening to the Italian from the girl in...

Love listening to the Italian from the girl in the tower. Very sexy:rolleyes::rolleyes: And yeah, The background there is really pretty. Would love to visit sometime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,780
Posted By donaziza
Sure---If you wanna text me, my cell is 404 550...

Sure---If you wanna text me, my cell is 404 550 2163
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,780
Posted By donaziza
Pictures

Hi David, Could you maybe post some pictures?? Or if you're picture challenged, as me, just send some to my email. (I've got the same problem on my 8. Tried the shutter trick. Wouldn't fit. ...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By donaziza
Hi Sid, Is that the $159 model you have??

Hi Sid, Is that the $159 model you have??
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By donaziza
I've got both a Dynon 180, and a Garmin 496. ...

I've got both a Dynon 180, and a Garmin 496. When I first got the airplane back in 2013, I had it on a on the ground compass rose---twice. After that, I just gave up.:rolleyes::rolleyes: Usually...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,284
Posted By donaziza
If you fly at night, please have a back up...

If you fly at night, please have a back up artificial horizon, airspeed, and altimeter---just in case.:eek::eek:
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,453
Posted By donaziza
I think I understand. Mine is Garmin pilot on a...

I think I understand. Mine is Garmin pilot on a tablet, not a 660. But my target trend lines don't reach like on yours from 6 miles away to just behind your plane. I "think" there's some sort of...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,453
Posted By donaziza
For RV8JD Post 9

"""And BTW, I love Garmin's Target Trend vectors. They are extremely helpful in showing the relative track of traffic in relation to your airplane."""

Hi Carl. Look at your own "Target Trend...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,636
Posted By donaziza
Ah-h, I think I see what you mean. I'll check...

Ah-h, I think I see what you mean. I'll check mine tomorrow. Thanx
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,636
Posted By donaziza
Yes sir--pictures as soon as you can sir. Mine...

Yes sir--pictures as soon as you can sir. Mine is a 2008 RV 8, and I didn't build it. Pictures worth a thousand words.
Forum: Safety 10-12-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By donaziza
Neat, Thanx Carl. I plugged this in to my...

Neat, Thanx Carl. I plugged this in to my smaller tablet that I carry along for NOAA weather, flight service, vans air force ADDS Wx, Flight service, ETC. etc. when going cross country. Have a...
Forum: Photography 10-06-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,538
Posted By donaziza
Hi Geoff, I "think" I followed your...

Hi Geoff, I "think" I followed your instructions to the letter. But I didn't get my photo in my preview. So I just decided to click submit new thread . Its a new thread that says "test photo,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,379
Posted By donaziza
test photo (I don't think this is gonna work)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aBC-KoLs72rYKUT45L81YXl-G43dRy50t9tyuDPYdq8YFKki47wKkH8TUX2PUxysDUaR9ETcnRTbpkY2cVPviThAd4fZLzEnmTCDsvDDwyg7YeoJgEGYNGHNz81FFKpqhbdOPMJIsg=w800
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,344
Posted By donaziza
No disrespect guys, but no one is really...

No disrespect guys, but no one is really answering the question the way I asked it. Does one do all 4 steps simultaneously--all 4 steps at the same exact instant?
Or does one do them one at a time,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,344
Posted By donaziza
Spinning one's RV 8

Got a question for you guys smarter than me if I may. I've never intentionally spun my 8. But I do know the PARE procedure--just in case--like maybe coming out of a loop or a barrel roll etc.

My...
Forum: Photography 10-05-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,538
Posted By donaziza
Hi Geoff, I'm reading this with great interest...

Hi Geoff, I'm reading this with great interest as I've always been picture challenged here on VAF. And I am therefore, as you've probably surmised, a computer idiot. Could you please help me with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-30-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,721
Posted By donaziza
I'm looking at that "bent wing" on the picture...

I'm looking at that "bent wing" on the picture that Doug put on the front page, and I'm thinking, "that can't possibly be an RV Corsair":D
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,982
Posted By donaziza
To posters 13 and 21. I'm at zero flaps on the...

To posters 13 and 21. I'm at zero flaps on the takeoff. As I'm bending the airplane around in that 270* turn, to get back to the airport, I'm running out my flaps to lower my stall speed, so I...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,982
Posted By donaziza
Question The Impossible 180* turn after eng failure.

I've gone out and taught myself these. Why?? Because at the end of my runway is nothing but buildings, ie certain death. (Death is guaranteed to ruin your whole day) (And the winds are "always"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By donaziza
I dunno----I didn't design it. Other than my...

I dunno----I didn't design it. Other than my split S experience, I guess if one is within 45* of bank, and 30* of pitch, and you get in the soup, and panic, hitting this button will automatically...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By donaziza
Emergency Level on a Tru Trak gemini auto pilot

Hi everyone. I've got a Tru Trak Gemini autopilot installed. Its got one of those "Emergency Level" buttons for guys who accidentally get in the soup, and don't know how to fly instruments. So I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,286
Posted By donaziza
"Tall" grass strip

I've landed on grass strips with my 8 a number of times. But one time, the grass was so #%^& tall, I took my wheel pants off before leaving.
Forum: Autopilots 09-03-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,544
Posted By donaziza
Hi Tru Trak Andrew, I've got a question for...

Hi Tru Trak Andrew, I've got a question for you. I've got a Tru Trak Gemini. Its hooked up to a Garmin 496. If I put in point A to point B, it tracks fine when GPS Nav is selected. But you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,527
Posted By donaziza
That's neat Vlad, where did you get it?

That's neat Vlad, where did you get it?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,985
Posted By donaziza
Talking Not exactly the same-----But-----

Not exactly the same, but good for a laugh. Took off out of Atlanta in an RV 727 (See--its RV related) Flight attendants came running up saying there was this god awful sound coming from a rear...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-20-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,815
Posted By donaziza
GEEZ Scott----I'm sure glad you've got Sammy. ...

GEEZ Scott----I'm sure glad you've got Sammy. Big dog is the best defense you can have against critters in the forest. Glad to hear the bear spooked. The snake---that would have been too close for...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,815
Posted By donaziza
Scott, If you would please, tell us a bit about...

Scott, If you would please, tell us a bit about potty training with Sammy before you took her flying.

(Beautiful country by the way)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By donaziza
I had the same problem. I got told to open the...

I had the same problem. I got told to open the throttle full, mixture closed, and then start to feed in the mixture til it fires, AND pull the throttle back very quickly. I didn't like the throttle...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,501
Posted By donaziza
I especially like the tree with its roots...

I especially like the tree with its roots reaching over to the mainland. That is one smart tree.:D
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-05-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,504
Posted By donaziza
Dan, check your PM's

Dan, check your PM's
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,485
Posted By donaziza
Is it cold there? I see Scott is wearing a...

Is it cold there? I see Scott is wearing a jacket in the motorboat.
Forum: Southeast 07-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By donaziza
Oh--And here's one more I hadn't thought of. ...

Oh--And here's one more I hadn't thought of. Been meaning to do this myself for about a year now::rolleyes:

Carolinas Aviation Museum at CLT, (Charlotte, NC) Capt Sully's A 320 is there.
phone is...
Forum: Southeast 07-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By donaziza
It would be a long walk. You just call them, (or...

It would be a long walk. You just call them, (or the FBO will do it). They come pick you up in say---10 minutes. Bring you back too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,914
Posted By donaziza
Relly neat Rob----blue side up:confused:----oops,...

Relly neat Rob----blue side up:confused:----oops, that's only for airliners:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,542
Posted By donaziza
I've had a paypal account since 2007, but haven't...

I've had a paypal account since 2007, but haven't used it in years. Then the other day, me and a guy in Wisconsin made a deal, my RV 8 seatbelts to him, his monies to me (Only $90 bux) Anyway, my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,804
Posted By donaziza
Yeah---definitely use a ziplock. AND--if you...

Yeah---definitely use a ziplock. AND--if you have any other squeezy bottles like shampoo or bug remover for your wings, make sure you burp the bottles first---THEN put them in the ziplock. I once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,542
Posted By donaziza
There's another story right here on VAF, from...

There's another story right here on VAF, from maybe 4 years ago. Seller "said" he was selling a Garmin 450 (400 something--I forget) Anyway, potential buyer sent off $7500 bux. Never saw his Nav,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-07-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,702
Posted By donaziza
I hope you do really really good barrel rolls. ...

I hope you do really really good barrel rolls. Cause when I do em in my +6G 8, particularly to the right, I sometimes end up going pretty much straight down. And if you do that, you may pull more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 934
Posted By donaziza
RV 8 seat belts for sale

Anyone interested in a set of RV 8 seatbelts? Includes crotch strap. How's $90 bux plus shipping hit you? They're black in color, and have the kind of buckles like one sees on an airliner. I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,854
Posted By donaziza
Pull back on the stick until it looks like you're...

Pull back on the stick until it looks like you're at a 45 angle (probably more like 15 to 30 degrees in actuality).
Release back pressure -- neutral elevator.
Briskly but smoothly move the stick all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,854
Posted By donaziza
Eric, disregard where I told you to go for "feet...

Eric, disregard where I told you to go for "feet flat on the floor". I sent you to the wrong thread. Its here instead

Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,854
Posted By donaziza
I swear I'm doing exactly what all 3 of you guys...

I swear I'm doing exactly what all 3 of you guys are saying. BUT---I will print all 3 of your answers, study as much as I can, and then even take them up with me, and read them again, just before I...
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