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Forum: Reviews 10-29-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By Alex D
Who is that young guy??? Wow great to see that...

Who is that young guy??? Wow great to see that pic. Was that the flying in Las Cruses NM?
Recovering from shoulder surgery and hoping to be back at it right after Thanksgiving. Best to everyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,958
Posted By Alex D
Insurance cost for dual training

That is a correct statement. My biggest overhead is the dual training insurance.

Don't forget that for builders that are just about to conduct the maiden flight on their new minted experimental,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By Alex D
RVTraining

Check your PM
Forum: International 03-05-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,231
Posted By Alex D
Wedding Proposal with RV helping

Wedding Proposal
My Friend Roberto Buonocore was helping a friend of his propose to his girlfriend. Roberto flying the RV was following the tow banner aircraft.
This took place in Mar del Plata,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,075
Posted By Alex D
Feliz Cumple

Como siempre un video de primera categoria. Abrazo!!

Enjoy your Day!
Saludos
Alex D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,813
Posted By Alex D
DROP IN SPEED ??

Out of at least 100 sets of louvers that we have sold, I have not heard one customer say that they lost speed. And $20 bucks per louver does not sound that expensive to me. I'm just saying....

Alex D
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 05-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,192
Posted By Alex D
Ouch!!! sorry to hear that. Once you are flying...

Ouch!!! sorry to hear that. Once you are flying you will have a good time telling this story. I know that for now it is very painfull.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Alex D
At Sun n Fun

If next week you still need a CFI let me know. I will be at Sun N Fun this week, but back the next.

Alex De Dominicis
Forum: Safety 02-09-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,725
Posted By Alex D
Transition Training

SSHHHH, John. Remember that what happens in the cockpit, stay in the cockpit. At least we didn?t have snakes!! :D That is funny you remember that. Thanks for reminding me.
Best
Forum: Safety 01-24-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,725
Posted By Alex D
Vans RV Training in Texas

Thank you guys.
If you go to Sun & Fun or Oshkosh, stop by and say hello.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,834
Posted By Alex D
Thanks for Sharing

Thanks for the information, that is good to know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Alex D
Bob you are correct, I'm hoping that someday this...

Bob you are correct, I'm hoping that someday this will not be the case. I have been working with the FAA in Washington to have this changed. There is no time frame, but I'm glad that at least they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By Alex D
I got it from Bob Avery at: ...

I got it from Bob Avery at: http://www.averytools.com/
this was about 15 years ago so I'm not sure if he still has them.

Check with safeair1, I think they had some a long time ago

Alex D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By Alex D
Visiting my original RV-6 Trainer in Holland

Many of you guys have done your Transition Training in this aircraft. It was great seeing her again in such good hands. Thanks again Henkjan...
Forum: Reviews 08-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,342
Posted By Alex D
Handy Jack

Due to slow sales and really low profit margin we are discontinuing the Handy Jack. I have just one left in stock and once it is gone they are gone. I will keep one for my RV since it has worked...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By Alex D
OSH

Hey Scott and Tania, I will try to pick you up on air to air. We are also leaving tomorrow morning. See you and the rest of the RV gang there

Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,897
Posted By Alex D
Insurance Costs

That is the way it is, about $750 per aircraft on top of the regular premium. Add to that maintenance costs and you find yourself with a very small margin at the end of the year. Sometimes I think it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,438
Posted By Alex D
First Flight

Congratulation on your RV8.
Best
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,077
Posted By Alex D
RV12 Training

I agree with everyone that you can, but make sure you are not in Phase1 testing.

Alex D
Forum: Southeast 01-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By Alex D
No longer available

Booking no longer available.

Alex
Forum: Southeast 01-06-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By Alex D
RVT in tailwheel

If it does not work out with Jan, I have an opening next Sunday January 15th and Monday 16th. I know I'm not in Alabama or Georgia but if you need it I'm here.

www.RVTraining.com

Best
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,983
Posted By Alex D
Biennial Flight Review with LODA

I just found out yesterday that my future RV12 LODA will NOT allow for Biennial Flight Review training in ELSA RV12 for hire. Just wondering how were you able to get around that?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,983
Posted By Alex D
RV12 LODA BFR??

Mitch I will call you later today and talk about my process with FSDO regarding my RV12 LODA application.

I have a question for John, you mentioned that your LODA is ?to do transition and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,376
Posted By Alex D
AF4500 in RV7 transition trainer

I have two AF4500 on my RV7 transition trainer and after 250 hs of training and about 50 practice approaches they have not had any problems at all. If they can sustain the bounces and rough student...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-14-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,373
Posted By Alex D
Thumbs up Congrats

Job well done.

Alex D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-09-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,590
Posted By Alex D
RAF

Thanks for the clarification. I thought I was looking at the real deal.

Alex
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-07-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,590
Posted By Alex D
RAF museum

yep, I was told they added 2 building in the last 10 years. It has about 4 diffirent building.

Alex
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-07-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,590
Posted By Alex D
let me try again

https://picasaweb.google.com/RVTraining.com/RAFMuseum2011#

Please try again, just made some changes in Picasa

Sorry for the trouble

Alex
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,590
Posted By Alex D
Visit to the RAF Museum

Here are a few pictures of the RAF Museum. Located about 45 minutes to an hour North of London. It's free, and a great place to spend an afternoon if you are visiting. We traveled by tube/train all...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,350
Posted By Alex D
Thoughts and prayers

We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

It seems it was yesterday when I was talking to your Dad at OSH. He will be missed.

Alex D
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,236
Posted By Alex D
Thanks Vic

Did you get to use the same one in your RV7A as the RV10? Once you find the measurements, let me know. I will ask Terry to build them the same.

Best
Alex
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,236
Posted By Alex D
Electric Aero-Tow

I know the gas Aero-Tow was mentioned, but is anyone using Aero-Tow E-200 for their RV10? will it work in an RV7A also? how happy are you with it?

I'm looking at getting one and not sure what...
Forum: Reviews 12-29-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,143
Posted By Alex D
Thanks EXP AIRCRAFT

Walt, just wanted to thank you for a great job balancing my propeller.

Last Sunday took the RV7 up for a test flight and it is smooooooth!;)

Thanks Again
Alex
www.RVTraining.com
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,970
Posted By Alex D
New Bose

Hey Jay, your new Bose A20 should arrive today or in the morning. I have to say, I don't know that many people that get new equipment while on vacation. You are the man!!

Have a great trip
Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,560
Posted By Alex D
Great!

Nice job Guys,

Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,465
Posted By Alex D
"Chinese"??

If Colorado USA is China, then they are Chinese. They are made in Colorado and sold out of Texas.
Alex
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,584
Posted By Alex D
Ballpark price

You are correct about the basic unit estimated price $1000, the one with airspeed and altitude $1300.

The 780 (DIIVS on steroid) autopilot $4500 and the 880 (DIIVSGV) $5500

The engine monitor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,669
Posted By Alex D
Talking quote

when asked when it will fly: "I'm hoping about 60 mph".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,780
Posted By Alex D
Great!

Is about time our ?Rock Star? got recognized for the great work.
Fantastic news
Congratulation, Doug
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alex D
Trutrak Servo

Call Trutrak and ask for Lucas. Request an RMA number for the servo. I'm not sure who answer your original call, but Lucas if the one to talk to. Send me a PM if they still give you a problem.

ALex D
Forum: Texas (North) 06-02-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By Alex D
Hanger

Call Dave Wheeler at Midway airport. Some times they can accommodate some of my students flying in.
Try him at 972-923-0080

Great FBO!

Alex D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,318
Posted By Alex D
Wink Cool

Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 133,883
Posted By Alex D
Aviation Tech Products Tail forks

Initially, we did have a problem with some of the tail forks. The machinist had decided to change the location of the locking pin, :(NOT GOOD. We replaced all the units that were affected and have...
Forum: International 03-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,944
Posted By Alex D
More Pics from Roberto

Vlad, I got a few more pics of RV's from the Argentina show.

http://picasaweb.google.com/RVTraining.com/DropBox#

Best
Alex D
Forum: International 03-13-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,944
Posted By Alex D
OSHKOSH in Argentina

Hello Vladyspassky, I have a friend and fellow RV7 builder that attended this event and sent me info and pictures. I will put his write up in Spanish and attempt to translate to English.

More pics...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-15-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,635
Posted By Alex D
Living at 2TS6

I agree with Stewart, great place to live. For us is like living in a small town inside a big city.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 133,883
Posted By Alex D
Tail Wheel

As some of you already know, Aviation Tech Products had a problem with the location of the locking pin in a batch of Tail Wheel forks. We have remedied the problem and replaced all the affected units...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By Alex D
Congrats!

Way to go David.
BTW, I got the trim relay fixed.
Let us know!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,790
Posted By Alex D
Transition Training

All of these points are correct, but there was one that was not mentioned. It is legal for you to hire a CFI to teach you or your family in your personal RV, as long as the aircraft is not in Phase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 869
Posted By Alex D
Tail Fork from ATP

The response to our RV Tail Fork has been overwhelming to say the least. We sold out of them in a matter of hours after Doug Reeves ran the article, regarding the donation, on his daily news this...
Forum: Autopilots 09-20-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,241
Posted By Alex D
Trutrak

Call Lucas at Trutrak Flight Systems and get an RMA from him. They will fix it with out any problems. It is very easy to repair. We stock these connectors just for that reason.

Alex
Forum: Autopilots 04-02-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,212
Posted By Alex D
Possible Problem

Have you turned on your autopilot on the ground and waited to taxi till it stopped blinking? That is one of the possibilities by the symptoms you are describing.
It is very important to wait till the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,762
Posted By Alex D
Alt Only?

Carl,
You can disengage the Altitude portion of the autopilot by going into the setup mode and turning the ALT to OFF. I?m sorry that it can't be done the other way around. Trutrak will let...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,068
Posted By Alex D
EFIS

At first glance the picture may appear to show a difference between the EFIS and the airplane, but in fact it's a bit deceptive. The camera angle, panel angle, attitude of the plane, and the timing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,527
Posted By Alex D
TT EFIS Cost

The Basic model with out the autopilot retails for $3800. According to Jim that price does have the Flight Director feature, and there are plans to have the "get out of trouble" feature also for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,650
Posted By Alex D
Very Sad

I had the pleasure of knowing Mark personally. He was a great and very conservative pilot. I gave him and his son a check out in my RV10.

My deepest Condolences to the family and friends.

God's...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,533
Posted By Alex D
VFR Flight Following

You are right that it falls under the time to provide it. As an Air Traffic controller I would say that if you feel that we are getting busy, is time to pay more attention outside the window like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 47,786
Posted By Alex D
ADI Pilot II

Hi Louise,
I just noticed in your last pic, that the ADI PII is not showing track. Make sure that you get the RS 232 out put from your GPS to the ADI. If you need to set up the port on...
Forum: Autopilots 11-07-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,779
Posted By Alex D
Trutrak Upgrade

I think you should wait untill you get the 430W. That way you can upgrade to the Digiflight DII VS GV and you will be able to fly the vertical portion of the GPS approach using the WAAS portion of...
Forum: Autopilots 11-06-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,779
Posted By Alex D
Trutrak Upgrade

The $250 charge is correct just for one type of upgrade. If you have a Pictorial Pilot + Altrak and you are trying to upgrade to a ADI Pilot II you will encounter that $250 extra charge. It was no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,266
Posted By Alex D
Home Safe

Home safe. What a great Flying!
Thanks everyone

Alex
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By Alex D
Walt is correct. You can place your finger over...

Walt is correct.
You can place your finger over it while powered and it will change. Some time during a 360 turn, it will change when the shade passes over it.

Alex D
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By Alex D
Accuracy Avionics

You are correct, the panel was one of the Lancair panel/ Accuracy Avionics panel. I had a OSH special for the panel it self, so it is hard to pin point the actual cost. I will venture to say $68K...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By Alex D
AC System

I have not noticed any speed loss due to the AC scoop. I have about 35 hs of phase one testing with out the AC scoop, and an additional 130 hs with the scoop. I do agree with the 10 to 20 RPM drop...
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