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Forum: GPS 03-29-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Michael Henning
King G3X course

I have a GPS175 in my plane and took the King GTN650/750 course figuring the logic would be the same, and it was. I found the King course to be thorough and well presented. I am now really good with...
Forum: RV-4 03-29-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Michael Henning
00Dan

00Dan,
Over 500 hours on airframe, long legs, no issues at all. I only fly that configuration when Iím taking a passenger and a bunch of stuff a long way away. I also have wing tip lockers(the Vans...
Forum: RV-4 03-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Michael Henning
Gross weight

I set my Gross Weight at 1750, and have flown it at that weight. When I was doing the operating limitations, my FSDO pushed back on it, but apparently called Vans, and wound up signing off on it. The...
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Michael Henning
Thanks for the answers. That does make sense for...

Thanks for the answers. That does make sense for it not to pitch up at minimums. Iím still learning the system.
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Michael Henning
G3X w/GPS175 minimums

Flying a coupled LPV approach with the G3X and the GPS175, with baro minimums set in the G3X, it seems the plane continues on the glide slope, below minimums, unless I disconnect the AP, or hit the...
Forum: RV-4 03-16-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Michael Henning
O2

I have the Mountain High, O2D2 system (works great!!!) and have the tank strapped down in the luggage compartment behind rear seat.

Mike
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Michael Henning
6’2”, 245 pounds, 34” inseam. I have the tall...

6’2”, 245 pounds, 34” inseam. I have the tall person mod on front seat, and extended the rudder pedals links slightly forward, and took an inch off the bottom of the instrument panel. I just got back...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-10-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By Michael Henning
RIP

Condolences to the Avery family on their loss. I bought all of my tools, and just about everything they had in their catalog while I was building my -4. They were always a pleasure to deal with.
Forum: Reviews 06-16-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,902
Posted By Michael Henning
DC One-X

The DC product is made in the USA, a better warranty, and built stronger than the Bose, and their customer service is second to none. I had the Bose X, and after having to empty my wallet to get a...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By Michael Henning
Gw

My gross weight is set at 1750, empty weigh is 1063(full ifr, constant speed IO-360), and it gets up and goes. When I?m landing, I will be at 1600 pounds or less. No wrinkles, or any other issues...
Forum: Reviews 04-13-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 783
Posted By Michael Henning
SteinAir👍👍

A quick shout out to the guy?s at SteinAir, Chris(🙏🙏🙏), Nick and Stein... great job on everything and great customer support in getting all the settings right. The G3X is a joy to fly.
Forum: Reviews 04-08-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Michael Henning
Don really knows his stuff.

Don really knows his stuff.
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By Michael Henning
Budget?

Whirlwind 3 blade constant speed prop can?t be beat for performance and stunning looks while parked. It is big $$$ though, but worth it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By Michael Henning
Thanks

Thanks for the replies everyone 👍
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By Michael Henning
Steinair vs Approach fast stack

What is the difference, if any, between Steinair and Approach Fast Stack wiring harnesses?
Forum: Propellers 07-26-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,090
Posted By Michael Henning
Try this

170 knots indicated abeam the numbers on the downwind, tight pattern, pull power, start the turning 180 degree turn to runway and make the first turn off! In the winter, light fuel and solo, 4,000...
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,458
Posted By Michael Henning
Even more impressive is the deceleration of the 3...

Even more impressive is the deceleration of the 3 blade prop in fine pitch. It?s like stomping on the brakes😃
Forum: Safety 05-11-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,812
Posted By Michael Henning
I wear mine on all of my flights, to include 6...

I wear mine on all of my flights, to include 6 hour cross country flights. Softies, which are comfortable.
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,454
Posted By Michael Henning
Put transponder in a easy place to access, and...

Put transponder in a easy place to access, and remove it when privacy is a concern. No longer equipped if not in plane.
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,454
Posted By Michael Henning
My point is, if it’s turned off, Big Brother...

My point is, if it’s turned off, Big Brother doesn’t know who you are, or that you have the equipment on board, and therefore doesn’t care. Just remain clear of regulated airspace. I understand what...
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,454
Posted By Michael Henning
A separate switch dedicated to being able to...

A separate switch dedicated to being able to turn off just the transponder, and now all privacy concerns are met. As long as you stay out of A, B and C airspace, nobody cares. You still have adsb in...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,190
Posted By Michael Henning
It also depends on what the e of prop hit. Wood...

It also depends on what the e of prop hit. Wood and composite will come apart before transmitting lots of destructive energy into the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Michael Henning
It?s going to depend on the W&B of the aircraft....

It?s going to depend on the W&B of the aircraft. I?m 6?2?, 240 pounds and wear a chute every flight. My max weight in the back seat is 218, landing with 7 gallons of fuel.
Forum: Northeast 03-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,711
Posted By Michael Henning
Fly

Hi Paul,
If you make it up to ASH, I will give you a ride in a -4. Dave?s work on his -7 is beautiful.
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Michael Henning
240

At 240 pounds, you want a Softie. They offer larger canopies that will slow your descent. As a former SF guy, some things to consider are the types snaps on the harness. I used quick ejector snaps...
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,321
Posted By Michael Henning
Cold

You can have my 3 blade prop when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. VNE at sea level, 4K fpm when light on a cold day, 170 knots abeam the numbers on the downwind, a 180 degree turn to the runway,...
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,299
Posted By Michael Henning
Slinging grease

On my 150C prop, it was slinging grease, I flew it back to the factory and had it taken care of that day. The performance of the three blade prop is amazing.
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,321
Posted By Michael Henning
Randy Leverold tested the Whirlwind two and three...

Randy Leverold tested the Whirlwind two and three blade props on his RV-8. The three blade prop was two knots slower. Climb, acceleration and deceleration were all better on the three blade.
Forum: Propellers 03-03-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,291
Posted By Michael Henning
Steady state at 90 kts, on a cold day.

Steady state at 90 kts, on a cold day.
Forum: Propellers 03-03-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,291
Posted By Michael Henning
WW150

I have the 3 blade WW150C with the older, wide chord blades... 29 pounds, 170 knots abeam the numbers on the downwind, and I can do a 180 turn to final and make the first turnoff every time. Take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,381
Posted By Michael Henning
Annual

I have heard rumor that the average Annual Inspection on a Cirrus is about $15k. There are a whole lot of expensive things to go wrong on a Cirrus.
Forum: Northeast 01-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,125
Posted By Michael Henning
Alton Bay has 12? of ice. Runway has been plowed....

Alton Bay has 12? of ice. Runway has been plowed. Need a state inspection. Should be open after Sunday?s storm is cleared out.
Forum: Northeast 01-07-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,125
Posted By Michael Henning
Alton Bay

Alton Bay is at 8?, 4? to go.
Forum: Tools 01-05-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By Michael Henning
The 1? Tatco squeezer is the one I loan out the...

The 1? Tatco squeezer is the one I loan out the most.
Forum: RV-4 01-04-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,000
Posted By Michael Henning
Same as Larry. No problem other than shortening...

Same as Larry. No problem other than shortening the tube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By Michael Henning
👍 to what RV7Charlie wrote.

👍 to what RV7Charlie wrote.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Michael Henning
Hi Vac, I had the same thing happen on my right...

Hi Vac,
I had the same thing happen on my right tank. I took the tank off, cleaned up the area, and was going to replace the sender too. The new Stewart-Warner sender from Vans’ had a different bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,219
Posted By Michael Henning
John, We need to delete your post😂

John,
We need to delete your post😂
Forum: Propellers 12-30-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By Michael Henning
I have 250 hours on the 3 blade WW150C. I have...

I have 250 hours on the 3 blade WW150C. I have the old style wide blades, and love the prop. Solo with half tanks, 90kts, I am climbing at 3300 fpm. Cruise is 165kts true, 7.6gph at 10.5k, wot, 2450...
Forum: GPS 12-22-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By Michael Henning
Dennis, With regards to the database, it’s not...

Dennis,
With regards to the database, it’s not the new airports, it’s the old ones that are now closed that can screw you. Low on fuel and navigating towards the airport in the database, I passed one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,921
Posted By Michael Henning
My eci components were certified components, but...

My eci components were certified components, but the engine did not have a serial number. I let someone fly my plane, they had a prop strike, insurance company mandated a tear down inspection....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Michael Henning
My plane is hangared, and the adhesive is mostly...

My plane is hangared, and the adhesive is mostly protected from UV by the aluminum skirt. After 20 years, did it fail? Has Sikaflex been exposed to 20 years of sun?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Michael Henning
Also search 3M 5200. Far easier, and cheaper...

Also search 3M 5200. Far easier, and cheaper ($25), and is flexible and permanent. 195 knots, 4 years, no cracks. Also, that is what Todd, from Todd’s Canopies had recommended.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,921
Posted By Michael Henning
I did the ECI kit years back, and after all of...

I did the ECI kit years back, and after all of the AD?s on their parts and parts failing, I?m sticking with Lycoming.
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,479
Posted By Michael Henning
Hi Bob, I am looking at the iEFIS Lite (8.5?),...

Hi Bob,
I am looking at the iEFIS Lite (8.5?), RDAC, compass module, Trig TT22 adsb transponder w/WAAS gps source, pathfinder adsb in. All components speak to each other. More than likely, I will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By Michael Henning
The only time my canopy fogged up was in Florida,...

The only time my canopy fogged up was in Florida, in the flare. I could only see the edges of the runway in my peripheral vision. Thanks to 50 hours in a Pitts S2C, it was an easy landing.
Forum: ADS-B 12-12-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,479
Posted By Michael Henning
New equipment

Is it a safe time to do the ADSB upgrades? Or should we wait to see what comes out six months from now?
I?m thinking about the Trig Adsb package along with an MGL panel/radio.
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Michael Henning
I wouldn?t be bending the cockpit rails. 1/16? is...

I wouldn?t be bending the cockpit rails. 1/16? is nothing. I would shim the canopy skins out versus bending such a major frame.
Forum: Rocket 11-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By Michael Henning
You are quite welcome. And to Smoky, thanks for...

You are quite welcome. And to Smoky, thanks for getting there quick!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael Henning
I have used BMRS (Brown&Miller Racing Solutions)...

I have used BMRS (Brown&Miller Racing Solutions) with great success, and quick turn around times.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,353
Posted By Michael Henning
I would use an 1/8” hole, and appropriate dimple...

I would use an 1/8” hole, and appropriate dimple die, it will sit even nicer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,353
Posted By Michael Henning
On the RV-4, it was allowed to substitute the...

On the RV-4, it was allowed to substitute the 3/32” solid shank rivet with a CS4-4 pulled rivet on the bottom wing skins. It was said to be 10% stronger because of the larger size. The finish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,356
Posted By Michael Henning
KitPlanes

KitPlanes completion section, 1989, it was Pat Hatches and another persons RV-4 that caught my eye. I started building shortly after that.
Forum: Rocket 11-22-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By Michael Henning
The F-16 is a great aircraft, but as a former...

The F-16 is a great aircraft, but as a former Green Beret, I’d much rather look up and see an A-10!
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,318
Posted By Michael Henning
RV-10 vents

I installed two RV-10 vents up by the rudder pedals. It works great. In the hot summer, with the air blowing up your legs, it’s great. In the winter, they don’t leak air at all. Cheap and easy and...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,104
Posted By Michael Henning
Roger, Was it the rivets holding the hinge to...

Roger,
Was it the rivets holding the hinge to fuselage that failed?
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Michael Henning
I routed my fuel lines through footwell area with...

I routed my fuel lines through footwell area with no issues of interference.
Forum: RV-4 07-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,805
Posted By Michael Henning
1018 empty weight, 1750 gross, 218 is max weight...

1018 empty weight, 1750 gross, 218 is max weight for rear seat pax. Still easy to fly. No acro, faster on approach.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-05-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By Michael Henning
Excellent job, Mike. Have fun with it.

Excellent job, Mike. Have fun with it.
Forum: COMM 06-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By Michael Henning
There is a service center in Syracuse, NY. Fast...

There is a service center in Syracuse, NY. Fast turnaround, reasonable price and they are factory authorized.
Forum: RV-4 06-20-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By Michael Henning
I was very careful to adjust the datum point...

I was very careful to adjust the datum point after the roll bar was moved back.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By Michael Henning
I did the mid as exactly per the plans, and no...

I did the mid as exactly per the plans, and no bulkheads needed to be moved. That area is extremely strong.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By Michael Henning
And like Bill said, you WILL love the -4. It is a...

And like Bill said, you WILL love the -4. It is a fabulous airplane.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By Michael Henning
I moved the roll bar back the maximum allowable...

I moved the roll bar back the maximum allowable distance (IIRC, 2”). The bulkheads stay I their original location. The bottom seat hinge moves back the same distance. No interference with the rear...
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