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Forum: California 04-09-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By SPX
I go there once or twice per month. Just south of...

I go there once or twice per month. Just south of Pacific States Aviation there is transient parking, and a gate to walk in and out of.

Not a very tricky airport in or out of. Should be a breeze.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By SPX
My assumption is that you were in aircraft that...

My assumption is that you were in aircraft that he controlled, but you were not in airspace that required you to talk to him.

Once you spoke to the controller, you were legally required to comply...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-04-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,870
Posted By SPX
Nice write up, Joe.

Nice write up, Joe.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By SPX
Here’s some fairly current info....

Here’s some fairly current info.
https://bruceair.wordpress.com/tag/vor-decomissioning/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,662
Posted By SPX
Flew from San Diego to Santa Paula (KSZP) to...

Flew from San Diego to Santa Paula (KSZP) to enjoy lunch with a friend and his daughter. Very nice flight up and back, a busy day in Santa Paula, and a packed airport restaurant!

Flying up to KSZP,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-30-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By SPX
Card has sold.

Card has sold.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By SPX
SOLD GNS430/530W data card

Jeppesen NavData card for the GNS430/530 WAAS.
$150/shipped
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,562
Posted By SPX
Left SoCal this morning to fly up to Northern...

Left SoCal this morning to fly up to Northern California.. Sacramento today, Redding tomorrow. Home on Monday.

Beautiful day to fly; the best I can remember in recent days. Very clear, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,060
Posted By SPX
The new owner of the RV-10 is alive and well.....

The new owner of the RV-10 is alive and well.. and plans to fly it. Give him a bit of time, and we should start to see that unmistakable airplane around.
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By SPX
I met the owner of an RV with SkyView and an STEC...

I met the owner of an RV with SkyView and an STEC autopilot, (bought it, didn't build it) and the current owner says that it's good for altitude hold only. Was just wondering if anyone had been able...
Forum: Autopilots 03-22-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By SPX
Can an STEC autopilot work with Dynon Skyview

Is anyone aware of an RV that has a Dynon Skyview, that has an STEC autopilot that integrates with the Dynon? Not sure if this is even possible. If yes what functions do/don't work, based on your...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By SPX
If you've selected anonymous mode, and if you're...

If you've selected anonymous mode, and if you're squawking 1200, FlightAware will not track you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By SPX
Typically, a momentary loss of GPS coverage

Typically, a momentary loss of GPS coverage
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By SPX
Tinkering in the cabin... including removing &...

Tinkering in the cabin... including removing & replacing the sunshade since the original one was damaged, causing it not to retract and extend smoothly. Did a thorough pre-flight since my next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By SPX
I also own an A20 and a Lightspeed Zulu 3. And a...

I also own an A20 and a Lightspeed Zulu 3. And a David Clark Pro X2. And Lightspeed Sierra. Oh, and a Bose X.

To me, the two winners are the Zulu 3, and DC Pro X2. But as has been said, every head...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By SPX
I left home, and flew to Bakersfield to pick up a...

I left home, and flew to Bakersfield to pick up a friend with a heart transplant and take him to Stanford/KPAO. From there, I headed over to Concord (KCCR) to pick up a few things that we left at my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-12-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 241,347
Posted By SPX
Not to worry. I put 136 gallons in my plane...

Not to worry. I put 136 gallons in my plane yesterday!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,425
Posted By SPX
Saturday, I was flying for work.. Sunday, I flew...

Saturday, I was flying for work.. Sunday, I flew for fun in the RV. Went from Fallbrook (L18) to Concord (CCR) with my wife, to see her parents. Average GS, takeoff to touchdown was 163 KTS. Upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,568
Posted By SPX
Flew out to Las Cruces today.. home tomorrow....

Flew out to Las Cruces today.. home tomorrow.

This is my third time out here in as many weekends, and I'm pretty sure each time I get here, it's windier than the last!

Nothing to complain about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By SPX
If you want the option to be there, then take the...

If you want the option to be there, then take the 9A out of the mix; it isn’t the plane for you.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 241,347
Posted By SPX
Great news! Are you transition training with...

Great news!
Are you transition training with Mike Seager?
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 241,347
Posted By SPX
Jereme, wishing you a smooth inspection I've...

Jereme, wishing you a smooth inspection I've enjoyed reading your posts as you shared the ups and downs of your build with us. Really looking forward to the eventual first flight writeup.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By SPX
My GNC 355 displayed that at initial power up....

My GNC 355 displayed that at initial power up. After bringing it outside, and getting a good lock on the satellites, the message cleared, and has not appeared again. As Walt said, likely my case was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,698
Posted By SPX
Flew to Hawaii and back today... but it wasn't in...

Flew to Hawaii and back today... but it wasn't in my RV. :D

Flying over Pacific at sunset offers awesome views that I thought some may enjoy seeing, so please forgive this non-RV post.

Flying my RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By SPX
Battled a 40 knot headwind flying from SoCal to...

Battled a 40 knot headwind flying from SoCal to NorCal.
Enjoyed a 35 knot tailwind flying from NorCal to SoCal.

This weekend, the upgrade to a faster airplane was a good thing. Saved us 17 minutes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By SPX
Nothing too exciting.. just a flight for about 45...

Nothing too exciting.. just a flight for about 45 minutes to keep the juices flowing. Hope to do more flying in about a week when work offers a little quiet time.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By SPX
Much too special of an event to have to turn our...

Much too special of an event to have to turn our heads sideways to enjoy... fixed it for you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By SPX
LOL -- That's hilarious. Of course, didn't I read...

LOL -- That's hilarious. Of course, didn't I read that your resting heart rate is like 45 or something? So what were you up to .... 55? :D

Seriously though, DR, I am proud of you. I know what it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By SPX
Basically, open the picture, rotate it in the...

Basically, open the picture, rotate it in the direction you want, and then save the image.. and then re-upload.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By SPX
My guess, especially if the slow response from...

My guess, especially if the slow response from Blackstone is a recent development, is that the delay is on the USPS side, on not the side of Blackstone. It would be easy to tell; just copy down the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By SPX
I took care of it..

I took care of it..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,893
Posted By SPX
Out of town for work still. This is the saddest...

Out of town for work still.

This is the saddest start of a “what did you do with your RV this weekend“ thread I have seen yet. :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,303
Posted By SPX
David ... I enjoyed your video. I am not one to...

David ... I enjoyed your video. I am not one to critique your flying technique after just watching a video of your flight. However, I will share that the suggestion that others gave about keeping the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By SPX
Ugh. That sucks! No RV’ing for me. In Hawaii...

Ugh. That sucks!

No RV’ing for me. In Hawaii with the work airplane...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 169,772
Posted By SPX
ASI is MPH, ForeFlight is knots.

ASI is MPH, ForeFlight is knots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,428
Posted By SPX
Took my new RV to Las Vegas and back to pick up...

Took my new RV to Las Vegas and back to pick up an online purchase that was tough to ship due to being an odd size and a little heavy.

Fantastic 1h 20m flight out there with an average headwind of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,763
Posted By SPX
Lon, If you like the airplane, and aside from...

Lon,

If you like the airplane, and aside from this issue, want to keep it, why don't you take Bruce up on his offer to troubleshoot some more at his hangar? I am sure someone else would be glad to...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-12-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By SPX
I just did basically your route VFR on Sunday....

I just did basically your route VFR on Sunday. There were a few cloudy areas, but I was able to climb or descend above them. But that was last Sunday.. the weather changes, so my experience is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,365
Posted By SPX
Flew "my" RV-9A for the last time, as I delivered...

Flew "my" RV-9A for the last time, as I delivered it to its new owner in Denver. Left San Diego at 0600, made a quick stop in St Johns, AZ, and then on to Denver Centennial.

Despite having a 14 in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,476
Posted By SPX
I disagree that Published areas of FAA ADS-B...

I disagree that Published areas of FAA ADS-B Coverage" = rule airspace. The image attached shows ADS-B coverage as of 2020. As you can see, there's a whole lot of ADS-B coverage than there is rule...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,476
Posted By SPX
I believe that’s incorrect. The 30 minute in rule...

I believe that’s incorrect. The 30 minute in rule airspace requirement was only needed when the FAA was issuing rebates for ADS-B installs. A clean PAPR can be had without flying in rule airspace at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,587
Posted By SPX
AOPA article - Landing in style, applies to the A model RV

The January 2021 "Turbine Pilot" section of AOPA Pilot magazine has a well written article on TBM prop strikes. Even though the article is found in the turbine pilot section of the magazine, which I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By SPX
Yesterday was clear in SoCal, but very bumpy,...

Yesterday was clear in SoCal, but very bumpy, with numerous severe turbulence PIREPS, so I was hoping that today would be better..

Woke up to an AIRMET 50 miles to the north of us for moderate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By SPX
I'll preface this by saying that the price is...

I'll preface this by saying that the price is right, but their windows data loader software is awful. I guess it's a case of you get what you pay for.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,567
Posted By SPX
A border overflight exemption is required for...

A border overflight exemption is required for general aviation aircraft to overfly the first designated Airport of Entry (AOE) when arriving into the U.S. from below the 30th parallel in the eastern...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By SPX
Yes, they were released around mid-day yesterday....

Yes, they were released around mid-day yesterday. The end of effectivity on the previous cycle was 2020-12-31 at 0900Z, so while later than usual, they did in fact get it released prior to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By SPX
Hi Scotty.. no, unfortunately there isn't,...

Hi Scotty.. no, unfortunately there isn't, because SkyView doesn't push that info out via WiFi.

You can click the fields on the bottom of the map screen in ForeFlight Mobile to see what options are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By SPX
Have you thought about putting the ADAHRS unit...

Have you thought about putting the ADAHRS unit directly behind the baggage bulkhead using the Van’s mounting kit?

Picture:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,471
Posted By SPX
Pretty much exactly my thoughts too, Michael. I...

Pretty much exactly my thoughts too, Michael. I equipped my RV for IFR, but “barely,” such that it’s suitable to getting in or out of an airport with low ceilings, but not best used by sitting in imc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,600
Posted By SPX
Thanks for asking, DR! Yesterday morning, we...

Thanks for asking, DR!

Yesterday morning, we left SoCal (L18) to go to Northern CA (CCR). A very delightful flight up at 10,500' in smooth air. Pretty quiet on the frequencies, and landed by 11...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,886
Posted By SPX
There’s nothing wrong with flying an RV in the...

There’s nothing wrong with flying an RV in the clouds. That said, of course it may have some or all of the single point of failure issues that many other single engine aircraft have as well.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,617
Posted By SPX
Not too much to report for this weekend....

Not too much to report for this weekend.

Yesterday, I flew the RV-14A in the morning, and the RV-9A in the afternoon. Just did some landings and exercised the planes.

Heading to Northern...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,806
Posted By SPX
NIC and NACp failures are related to GPS...

NIC and NACp failures are related to GPS integrity. NIC issues are generally not a result of flying in poor coverage.

In addition, BARO ALT failing tells us that your barometric altitude is not...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By SPX
The codes listed below are in addition to the...

The codes listed below are in addition to the other ICAO Equipment code that may be appropriate for your aircraft.

For your GNX 375, you will file ICAO equipment G, R, and B, and PBN B2, C2, D2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By SPX
Flyleds install in my RV-9A

I took my RV up for some landings late this afternoon, and into the evening. My timing was setup such that I would be able to see the Flyleds lights in action. Several months back, we installed the...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,879
Posted By SPX
Erich- Have you run a recent performance report...

Erich-

Have you run a recent performance report (ADS-B)? If not, give it a try and see if it's still showing good for you. FlightAware really should be picking you up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,301
Posted By SPX
Today Jeana suggested that we go fly for a late...

Today Jeana suggested that we go fly for a late lunch, so we did! Left home and headed to Montgomery Field (KMYF) to enjoy lunch. I am glad that we did too, since restaurants close here for 3+ weeks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,301
Posted By SPX
Yesterday, the condition inspection tasks on my...

Yesterday, the condition inspection tasks on my RV were completed.

Today, I departed early and headed down to Gillespie Field (KSEE) to meet with another RV'er. After a few hours, I then headed up...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,010
Posted By SPX
For those that are interested in trying out the...

For those that are interested in trying out the pattern entry tools of ForeFlight, be sure to upgrade to v12.10.1 or newer, as the previous version had a bug in it that would sometimes cause an...
Forum: GPS 12-03-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,310
Posted By SPX
When it failed to work, did you have the Send To...

When it failed to work, did you have the Send To Panel icon showing in ForeFlight Mobile, on the Map page, with the FPL button pressed?
Forum: GPS 11-30-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,310
Posted By SPX
Second/third the above suggestions. It's easy to...

Second/third the above suggestions. It's easy to think that it's not working.. check for the flashing MSG and you may need to click it to important.

If all else fails, write to team@foreflight.com...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,767
Posted By SPX
Same basic airplane here, IO-360, Catto prop, and...

Same basic airplane here, IO-360, Catto prop, and I see low 150 KTAS at cruise at breathable altitudes, and fuel flow in the low 9's when rich of peak.

@Lemos, your airplane sounds fine/comparable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By SPX
Nice video.. I enjoyed it. Nice panel, too!...

Nice video.. I enjoyed it.
Nice panel, too!

When things get a little more "normal" it would be fun to do a VAF'er "meet in the middle" lunch, where the northern CA and southern CA RV owners meet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By SPX
This morning I woke up early to head up to...

This morning I woke up early to head up to Camarillo (KCMA (http://www.airnav.com/airport/KCMA)) for breakfast. My original plan was to do this yesterday, but the Santa Ana winds were howling, and I...
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