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Forum: Southeast 05-13-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By RV8iator
Daniel is easy in and out. No need to talk to...

Daniel is easy in and out. No need to talk to Augusta but they are also very easy and accommodating. Itís not that busy in their airspace.
Enjoy the stay.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,469
Posted By RV8iator
Yep

Youíre correct. That is EXACTLY what Iím advocating. Use what you need all the time with all the controls.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,469
Posted By RV8iator
I agree. So it’s an abnormal condition. That’s...

I agree. So it’s an abnormal condition. That’s exactly the time to NOT do anything very fast. Barring a windshield full of airplane or dirt it’s a time of slowly and methodically doing what won’t get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,018
Posted By RV8iator
I would also surmise that if you had to push so...

I would also surmise that if you had to push so hard with your left hand you could have easily reduced that push by pulling back with your right hand.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,469
Posted By RV8iator
Then I submit people need more, better, training....

Then I submit people need more, better, training. Cramming the power in just because is just not necessary. Maybe on a bolter off a carrier, not in 99.9% of go arounds.
Of course, opinions are worth...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,469
Posted By RV8iator
Why shove it to the wall?

I'm wondering why people go "balls to the wall" on go around. Smooth application of power as needed unless you are crashing into the ground. To blindly shove full power up on a go around is in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By RV8iator
Iíd check pitot static system first. As an aside,...

Iíd check pitot static system first. As an aside, do you also show weird winds, i.e., always a big headwind, or crosswind?
Forum: Reviews 05-04-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By RV8iator
Combo Leading Edge landing and taxi light

I got these.

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Combo-Leading-Edge-Landing-Taxi-light/p/109859298/category=0

2 sets, and they were easy to install. I removed my wing tips and it made it a bunch...
Forum: Reviews 05-04-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By RV8iator
More Outstanding Service ... FlyBoys & Flyleds

I ordered a couple sets of LED landing/taxi lights from FlyLED's.
https://flyleds.com/
They were delivered promptly from down under and off I went. Removed my old HID lights that were installed in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By RV8iator
Too many birthdays

A friend of mine owns a worldwide large aircraft, (heíll do some smallstuff) aviation insurance company. I asked him what the numbers were on (older) pilots causing accidents and he said it didnít...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,512
Posted By RV8iator
What are all those round things on the panel:)

What are all those round things on the panel:)
Forum: The RV Grin 04-30-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By RV8iator
Absolutely OK

She does make my plane look better!

I was smart enough to duck...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By RV8iator
Angry Lots of fun

It was great to get to put faces with names and visit with you and your family. Follow the dream and what a wonderful opportunity for you and Matt to share the gift of flight. If you choose the RV...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,724
Posted By RV8iator
Nippon Denso

Iím on my third 14870/14824 ND in 3200 hours, the last one having been put on about 50 hours ago.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By RV8iator
Have fun.

The RV series aircraft are wonderfully docile and with a proper checkout you will do fine and enjoy a wonderful aircraft. Like everything else about aviating, know your and your aircraft’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,134
Posted By RV8iator
Whatks the old saying..

Discretion is the better part of Valor, or better safe than sorry..
We had a trip planned from Saint Simons down to Stuart, Fl. planned to visit some old friends, in both senses of the word, last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,561
Posted By RV8iator
Here goes

RV 49 double-d.

It is a mouthful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,512
Posted By RV8iator
Those are two large assumptions!

Those are two large assumptions!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By RV8iator
I have a good friend that owns a large insurance...

I have a good friend that owns a large insurance company that is a world wide group. I asked him what data the underwriters are using to deny coverage based on over 65 and especially 70 and older and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,688
Posted By RV8iator
I love this forum

We gleefully take a mundane subject and toss and turn it, objectify it, rationalize it, orate skillfully about it and in the end, itís still 1 each, subject, mundane.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 842,790
Posted By RV8iator
Nicely dne

Buck, that's one good looking, functional piece of art!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV8iator
Just a tap away

Just tap anywhere on the map and it closes. No need to hit CLOSE button. But youíre right. We should be able to disable it f we want.
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By RV8iator
No need

I've been using a GRT autopilot for many years and never even thought I would like to turn off one axis or the other. It's just one more switch and a couple of wires that will really add nothing to...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By RV8iator
Sent an email.

Neat product.
BTW you have a typo in you email link in the above post..
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By RV8iator
A couple more photos of Mikes work.

A couple more photos of Mikes work.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By RV8iator
Outstanding Painter

7612
I just got my 8 back from a shop by Greensboro NC and wanted to give him a huge thumbs up. My 8 is 20 years old and has ver 3200 hours with 9 years of airshows under her belt. While I didnít...
Forum: GPS 01-24-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By RV8iator
We did. Shut everything down and replicated it on...

We did. Shut everything down and replicated it on a second leg.
Forum: GPS 01-24-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By RV8iator
Another Garmin antennae problem.

Weíre stumped. GRT Sport SX with Garmin 400W with the classic antennae failure that takes out all the little puck antennae's with it.
Now the problem. We turned the 400 off and internal GRT gps with...
Forum: Tools 01-21-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,084
Posted By RV8iator
Really like it

Been wheeling around on my new Aerocreeper and I really like it. Love that I can raise the seat height, headrest is outstandng under the wing and it makes wheeling over to the fridge for a cold...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By RV8iator
Yep.

I had a couple on my 8 with an angle valve 200 hp engine. Smooth and worked very good. Lonnie is a great guy to work with.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,300
Posted By RV8iator
Tempest

Iíve been using the Tempest cutter for years. Put the filter in the vise using the 1 inch head on the bottom and twirl away. No fuss, no muss. Works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,592
Posted By RV8iator
Primer war!!

If you really believe there is soft IFR you havenít flown IMC much.
Weather forecasters are wrong a LOT. AWOS systems are wrong a LOT.
Weather systems are unpredictable a LOT. Stuff happens a LOT.
If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,492
Posted By RV8iator
Lots of misspent dollars

Interesting thread here. The split being I donít trust singles in ďhardĒ (no such thing as soft) IFR, or night, or clouds, or rain. (they all leak)
I suspect many, many thousands of dollars of gee...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By RV8iator
All that Chinese stuff does until it breaks!

All that Chinese stuff does until it breaks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,201
Posted By RV8iator
Me Too movement

I had the EXACT same failure at just less than 950 hours last year in Feb. 2019 Never went longer than 7 days between flights. Oil changes at less than 50, some at 25. Got Engine in late 2013 so...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,514
Posted By RV8iator
ďYou bet your lifeĒ

I fly a corporate aircraft equipped with all the bells and whistles now required by Uncle Sugar, and I guarantee you it doesnít show all the traffic. Been IFR many times and ATC calls traffic that is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,408
Posted By RV8iator
Balancing your injectors can be done usually for...

Balancing your injectors can be done usually for less than 60 bucks. Call Don Rivera at AirFlow Performance. I did mine with one ($28.00) injector. Very rarely more than 2 are required. Doesnít take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,820
Posted By RV8iator
Agree!. I used the ATL FSDO once, but I knew the...

Agree!. I used the ATL FSDO once, but I knew the inspector to be experimental friendly. Great experience. BUT, a whole bunch donít donít even know how to spell EXPERIMENTAL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,820
Posted By RV8iator
A DAR makes this a painless process.

A DAR makes this a painless process.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By RV8iator
Yep.

If I can do it successfully anybody can, and I did so it must not be too difficult.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,488
Posted By RV8iator
Must get some basic instruction in acro. These...

Must get some basic instruction in acro. These planes are no different than others. Basic spin recovery techniques are about the same in most aircraft.
Forum: Southeast 10-06-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
Posted By RV8iator
Those are annual in Georgia, and states that have...

Those are annual in Georgia, and states that have ďad valoremĒ taxes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By RV8iator
Proper dates.

It will not use the the new data until the correct date, for instance, if you download the update a few days before it actually goes effective and put it in the radio, it will not show or use it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,001
Posted By RV8iator
Cons?

There are no cons!
Thereís also no mess if itís set up correctly.
Nobody has told me I smell bad....
From smoking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
Posted By RV8iator
So for Tom and Gary that’s about $7.75ish a year...

So for Tom and Gary that’s about $7.75ish a year per wheel.
Cheap insurance..
Mine are 9 years old so I’m paying higher premiums.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By RV8iator
Well hi there

Long time Miss Katie. So glad you are still in the aviation world.
Garmin gets a great asset and we still get to visit. Oh, and we, at least I, qualify as legacy equipment..

Thanks for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By RV8iator
Depends..

I have been flying behind GRT equipment for many years. Started with a Sport and upgraded to what is now called by GRT, their Legacy equipment, an HXr with dual Mini’s and a Garmin GTN650 as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By RV8iator
All 4 works outstanding!

All 4 works outstanding!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,407
Posted By RV8iator
And a nonstop 785 miles back home monday. 4 hours...

And a nonstop 785 miles back home monday. 4 hours 36 minutes and 36 gallons.

1386

Every time we travel in these I thank my lucky star. What great aircraft they are!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,407
Posted By RV8iator
Surprised my brother in law

1326
Leg one SSI OKK

1327
Leg two, OKK 02C

Flew up Friday morning to Brookfield, WI. for a surprise 60th birthday party.
Forum: Interiors 08-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,829
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks all. Looks like Kydex it will be..

Thanks all. Looks like Kydex it will be..
Forum: Interiors 08-03-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,829
Posted By RV8iator
Backing for interior panels.

Iím going to put new interior side panels in my 8. I have decided on the material to cover with but am wondering what material those of you have rolled you own, what material did you use. Aluminum,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By RV8iator
We've beat this horse until it's dead. "lite"...

We've beat this horse until it's dead. "lite" IFR is a myth.

Equip it like your life depends on it.
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,380
Posted By RV8iator
Ouch!

Heís been a POI at the CVG FSDO for a while.
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By RV8iator
I haven?t turned a transponder on, or off n a...

I haven?t turned a transponder on, or off n a very long time. Not even on my checklist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,143
Posted By RV8iator
Well, don?t get a boat. Just one boat unit is a...

Well, don?t get a boat. Just one boat unit is a thousand bucks and it always take a couple units to do anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Posted By RV8iator
Patience

I fly almost every day and deal with ATC every flight on IFR flight plans. I am in and out of JAX enter and SAV approach numerous times each week.
They are super busy and almost always the poor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,005
Posted By RV8iator
Tims Airpark

I soloed from Tims Airpark, north of Austin, Tx. in July of 1968. 2746 feet by 40 feet wide. We used the grass on the east side in Taylorcrafts and Champs. Lots of extra runway there...
What great...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,474
Posted By RV8iator
Yep, but think of the lucky sap on the ground who...

Yep, but think of the lucky sap on the ground who found it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,319
Posted By RV8iator
Know your, and your ships limitations

Like other things, opinions are worth just what you pay for them.
I don?t have a heated pitot and have flown all over the country for years IFR in IMC safely and comfortably for years. Like ALL...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,516
Posted By RV8iator
Options

I've read all 37 of these posts and like conventional vs trike, prime or not, black or white, we will never get a right answer.
Scott gives you factual answers and guidance, others offer information...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By RV8iator
I wear a swatch.

I wear a swatch.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By RV8iator
All I said was I never strapped into ANYTHING...

All I said was I never strapped into ANYTHING that needed to be landed with power on. You macho Naval Aviators obviously needed some assistance getting aboard. Push it up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By RV8iator
Well, I have to say it because I?m old and...

Well, I have to say it because I?m old and cantankerous.
I?ve flown almost 80 different types of aircraft from cubs, champs etc. to jumbo airliners, military trash haulers and supersonic jets,...
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