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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By flightlogic
alternatives

Good points all...
Just a note- Comant (well known for certified antennas for years) has now released a line that carry no TSO paperwork... and are cheaper. Same antennas though...
Check with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By flightlogic
exhibitor list

Today, the exhibitor list on Sun N Fun website shows GRT in the D hangar for the show.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,757
Posted By flightlogic
"George"

Not sure if the poster said he had an autopilot or not.
My own personal rule when entering clouds is hands off the controls. Heading bug controls all turns.
Pitch trim if an altitude change is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,947
Posted By flightlogic
appraised value

Phil Boyer once explained to me that the value of the plane was tallied up using retail prices for all the donated parts. So if AOPA gets a Garmin stack in trade for publicity, the "lucky" winner...
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,769
Posted By flightlogic
fly funny

I never thought of a desk top computer on the wing...
What a great boost to processing power in flight.
Doe it take much rudder trim in flight?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-15-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,491
Posted By flightlogic
oh really??

Scott... now I am challenging you to post a photo of you in that bikini on the beach.....

Back to the thread... so I don't get zinged. I have aileron rolled the 9A as part of upset training. (wake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,112
Posted By flightlogic
cooling

I park the 9A in Arizona sun all the time. (slider)
If I don't put the full cover on, I pop out the fabric windshield covers and put one behind the canopy on glare shield and the other across the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By flightlogic
good choice

Have owned a straight tail 182 and now have a 9A. I love the RV. It fits my mission as the 182 was too slow going state to state. I don't worry about wind. Not a problem, just as the 182 did not...
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By flightlogic
darn

It could work. A dual band antenna might make it more useful, since 440 mhz is included. Don't expect much in the way of contacts though. Simplex is rarely monitored now. Repeaters will only be in...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By flightlogic
not unusual

Very common to see. I also swap them around for another cycle before replacing the tires. A side note, I have always struggled to get the tire bead broken. I bought the simple tool for a drill...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By flightlogic
good ideas

Pete has good ideas. Folks would be surprised at the parts cost, even in high dollar headsets. The microphones are mostly cheap (as in about two bucks) condenser elements. They do have a proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,101
Posted By flightlogic
guessing

So, others have seen this. I kind of like it. But, as mentioned, it is not a feature they claim. Mine seem to come on when ship power comes on (intercom).
They are battery powered as I said. BTW a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,101
Posted By flightlogic
Does your Zulu 2 turn itself on?

I know the manual clearly says the Zulu 2 will turn off about five minutes after taking off the headset. Mine actually turns back on when I next use them. Is this an undocumented feature, or am I...
Forum: GPS 11-06-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By flightlogic
good stuff

Very interesting reading. Probably not an antenna issue for upgrades. Maybe even just software for the waveforms and frequency coverage. Since so many modern receiver designs are SDR now, the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-05-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By flightlogic
congrats

There is rarely a more satisfying feeling (at least on a family friendly site) than solo in an aircraft. It is such a huge responsibility and mix of tasks. Non-pilots can rarely appreciate the...
Forum: Safety 11-03-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,138
Posted By flightlogic
not me

Wild Bill made a comment that caught my attention. Plus 500.
For 15 years I have flown Canadian rules around my home airport. I fly in Embry Riddle territory. Everyone on the magenta line and all...
Forum: Tools 10-20-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By flightlogic
uses for DVM

One of the most common uses is "ringing out" wires. Really just a continuity test, but with a beep from the meter so you don't have to look over at it.
Super accurate voltage readings will show...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,693
Posted By flightlogic
history now

I spent 40 years plus calculating density altitude.
Always have lived hot and high (no puns there)
Now, with the RV, it seems to be a non issue. Came out of Flagstaff the other day and passed a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,366
Posted By flightlogic
my legs

I have a 9A. Inseam is 30 inches. The seat back has three piano hinges. Mine is set in the middle one. I suspect you will only have to use the forward hinge and will be perfect. I know some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,290
Posted By flightlogic
funny

My Luscombes all adhered to the posted guidance. I just never cooperated.
I learned to like heel brakes, but not sure if my flexibility has been retained after 4 decades.
This tongue in cheek...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By flightlogic
Had not thought of the heat build up under the...

Had not thought of the heat build up under the muff....
Better to take the tube off AFTER.\ the muff.
Thanks guys!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,188
Posted By flightlogic
Pledge

All the replies seem good. I often use Pledge. My wife says I smell better after...
Not that any water falls from the sky where I am now, when I flew daily in Ketchikan... we used Pledge. Even the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By flightlogic
Disconnect heating scat in summer???

My system in the 9A leaks a bit of heat in summer. Don't need that in Arizona in August. Would I do any harm just leaving the scat tubing off that runs from NACA side inlet, to the heat muff? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By flightlogic
what a nice guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a nice guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By flightlogic
no need to shave

My hardware store staff all had bandannas on today. Looked like a mass bank robbery. VANS logo would have put me at ease. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By flightlogic
Hey thanks

Just ordered also. Now I have a lifetime supply. One for workshop, one for the hangar. Thanks much for the head's up.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,324
Posted By flightlogic
4 stroke tail weight

California Highway Patrol took off in a Cessna 180 with a tug attached to the tail. Briggs and Stratton proved to be a big CG factor. It flew, but the gyrations it took to dislodge it were wild....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,324
Posted By flightlogic
tow bar along for the ride

[QUOTE=erich weaver;1419206]I knew a guy that got distracted during preflight and ended up taxiiing to the runup area with the tow bar still on the nose wheel. Lesson learned. If the tow bar is on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By flightlogic
wish I could wheel land that gently.....:)

wish I could wheel land that gently.....:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-24-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By flightlogic
very very nice

Wow.... nice flight, nice story! Reminds me of helping the Voyager navigate. The software would round the turns. Not good for waypoint passage and logging a world record. They had to manually fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,434
Posted By flightlogic
surprised

Easy and quick survey to complete. Surprised they did not ask what we pay.
Forum: COMM 03-08-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By flightlogic
Active cancellation is not really done in...

Active cancellation is not really done in aviation mics. Passive vents, front and back have been the norm for a long time. I tried to help some pilots in the OV-10 with better sound, Ended up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-06-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,762
Posted By flightlogic
great!

Nice video. Even though I live 20 minutes from Sedona by RV, I enjoy a well edited video submitted by visitors. Had not heard of the restaurant in town. Good tips.
Thanks much for posting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By flightlogic
hate that

I have done that too...
But I have to say, if you can get out of bed at 3 AM, and think clearly.... you are ahead of alot of us!!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,726
Posted By flightlogic
Allan.... God rest her Soul. Nick

Allan.... God rest her Soul. Nick
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,278
Posted By flightlogic
Now that was FUN Unique views and edits. Well...

Now that was FUN
Unique views and edits. Well done!!
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,011
Posted By flightlogic
Garmin sued uAvionix because they were convinced...

Garmin sued uAvionix because they were convinced that their patented over the air (RF signal reception) method had been duplicated. That suit quietly went away. The method of picking data off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,095
Posted By flightlogic
"significant forces" can hurt, if applied in an...

"significant forces" can hurt, if applied in an abnormal manner.
My RV9A can hurt me... if I am not careful. So can my Ford SUV.
Vigilance on landing an A model is of utmost importance.
Glad they...
Forum: Safety 02-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,733
Posted By flightlogic
well done

I will let your research figure out the engine problem, but the flying was superb. Nice bank angle and pitch control. I am in the camp that pilots/owners should try this out now and then to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By flightlogic
No, I got the point. Just noticed the word...

No, I got the point. Just noticed the word lawsuit and decided to post my sarcasm. I should have poured more coffee instead of annoying people.
Sorry about that.
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By flightlogic
The pulses at 978 mhz will not affect coms. Go...

The pulses at 978 mhz will not affect coms. Go for the shortest coax run.
Good ground at the base... and just wipe off oil now and then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By flightlogic
Tesla options are expensive too. Doubt if that...

Tesla options are expensive too. Doubt if that warrants a law suit.
ADS-B provides decent WX products, and you already paid for it.
On the positive side...XM just made me feel better about my income.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,518
Posted By flightlogic
GRT mini

The GRT mini makes a nice single instrument as well. Battery is built in...
And terrain warnings..
Forum: Reviews 01-14-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By flightlogic
YUP

My EZ heat has been on the sump three years. That and a space heater (with tilt switch) that sits on the cockpit floor are driven by the switchbox.
When I venture to the loo at around 3 am, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,549
Posted By flightlogic
The previous posts all have good ideas, so I...

The previous posts all have good ideas, so I won't go over them again.
BUT... every RV owner should own a decent DVM. They are cheap now days, compared to the Fluke meters of a few years ago. Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,959
Posted By flightlogic
options

Vlad,
I would second the idea of Weather Underground. Like the ADS-B hobbyists... there are thousands of home weather stations that are linked to their web site. Rather than the bother of radio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By flightlogic
Thank you Dennis. I will pass that comment on to...

Thank you Dennis. I will pass that comment on to the owner.
He is not an RV flyer... but struggles to get information..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By flightlogic
Navworx traffic to iFly ??

Anyone know if the wi fi coming out of a Navworx will display properly on iPad running either Wing X or iFly apps???
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By flightlogic
Just my opinion.... it will probably work fine. ...

Just my opinion.... it will probably work fine. Many people are using suction cup antennas in the cockpit for receive set ups. For a UAT broadcasting on 978 mhz... it is a data pulse signal at...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By flightlogic
A GPS receiver does not care which way it faces. ...

A GPS receiver does not care which way it faces. Lat/Long just changes over time and it calculates velocity.
Now, I have seen AHRS units mounted backwards.... and that one makes it hard to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,603
Posted By flightlogic
Very nice.... add a blue flying scarf in the...

Very nice.... add a blue flying scarf in the photo.... and you got fourth of july going.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-21-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Posted By flightlogic
unique

Pretty bored with all the "standard" hey look at me doing a takeoff.... videos on you tube. But ! This one is really cool to see the rudder in action on landing, the takeoff as viewed looking back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By flightlogic
Wayne--- thank You!!!

will check out which letter type I have....
was a bit surprised at the prices, I must say....
The corporate lawyer is behind in his yacht payments....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By flightlogic
I am pretty sure the airline extension will not...

I am pretty sure the airline extension will not match the buckles.
Anyone else had DIRECT experience????
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By flightlogic
ego is in good shape

rWell, I don't have a fragile ego.... but I decline to discuss what length relief tube I might need in my RV. And certainly not in a PUBLIC forum.
My wife, on the other hand... might happily make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By flightlogic
Seat belt too short

Have attempted to take a photographer up for Sedona shots... but the lap belt is too short to fit. I think my original belts are supplied by Van's. Just a four point. Has anyone added a seat belt...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By flightlogic
FUN

Now that is fun to look at. I marked it in my favorites. Easy visibility check before flying out to the east... from my hometown.
I remember early web cams when I lived in Australia. My relatives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By flightlogic
mine too

Mine has been running on the tail of my RV 9A for almost two years now. It is on full time when the avionics switch is on. That is quite a bit of duty time, since I fly the plane for work several...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,356
Posted By flightlogic
I took a baby aspirin every day for a year. I...

I took a baby aspirin every day for a year. I never had a bird strike.
Empirical evidence? I think not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By flightlogic
Not sure how it comes apart. I hope someone...

Not sure how it comes apart. I hope someone chimes in here.
For next time, you might research the ENELOOP battery.
I have used them in the Bose for 6 years. They do not self discharge.
I get them...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By flightlogic
search

Welcome to Van's AF. The search engine is your friend. Trust me.
High CHT's have been experienced and solved by many here. If you search the topic and begin your research, you will be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By flightlogic
n82rb

note to self.... probably should not argue with Walt.
He has been there done that.....
To the original poster... Get it bench checked. Easy. Will come with a tag with a pretty color.
Forum: Safety 10-08-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,855
Posted By flightlogic
closing this thread

I got to fly the subject airplane on Sunday. I did so after inspecting the servo rigging to rule out any over center possibility. I noted that the small buttons on the stick for elevator trim are...
Forum: Reviews 10-08-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By flightlogic
confused

Initially I was confused about what RPM to set my drill press. After I asked Alan.... he suggested really really slow. smile
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