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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By Whitman
Neither go tailwheel. If you flew a viper you...

Neither go tailwheel. If you flew a viper you can land a tw airplane! Iíd get a pre buy done on the 7A and go from there. If youíre in love w the 6A, then have one done on that but I too would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Whitman
What airport is this? Can you reply here or PM...

What airport is this? Can you reply here or PM next time you go? Iím 1.5 flight away (I think) and would love to join you!
Forum: RV-4 12-20-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,330
Posted By Whitman
Youíre not wrong sir! For me: 60 kts full flaps...

Youíre not wrong sir! For me: 60 kts full flaps gives me my best wheel landings if the wind isnít crazy. 55 kts full flaps gives me my best three pointers. As always YMMV. Cheers
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,330
Posted By Whitman
To the OP: He’s doing 56-61 kts on final. I do...

To the OP:

He’s doing 56-61 kts on final. I do 55-60 kts on final. See the trend?! Like Rick said, 4s love to float. The wing creates a lot of lift, so extra speed is the enemy of a good...
Forum: RV-4 12-06-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,330
Posted By Whitman
Too fast. 1.3 x stall speed in landing config +...

Too fast. 1.3 x stall speed in landing config + 5 knots works out great for me for wheel and 3 pt landings.

(1.3 x 42) +5 = 60 kts rounded up. I hold 55 kts on the dot on short field landings. ...
Forum: RV-4 12-05-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By Whitman
Congrats!!! Youíll definitely want to upgrade...

Congrats!!!

Youíll definitely want to upgrade the tailwheel to get a full swivel setup for pushing the plane backwards and ground handling. I bought the screaming eagle tailwheel fork with rocket...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Whitman
I sat backseat with the former rv-4 owner twice...

I sat backseat with the former rv-4 owner twice then front seat for one pattern only flight with a CFI who had a stick and rudder in the back seat. Solo’d next flight, then flew it home 9.8 hrs from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,881
Posted By Whitman
They even have male children size, guess Iím in...

They even have male children size, guess Iím in luck!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,403
Posted By Whitman
I donít know how nice your hangar is, but a lot...

I donít know how nice your hangar is, but a lot of car guys use this for their garages. Expensive but very nice and high quality! Iíd be careful with carpet since itís so flammable. ...
Forum: Safety 08-17-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,997
Posted By Whitman
Has anyone ever noticed an active TFR is not...

Has anyone ever noticed an active TFR is not posted graphically on ForeFlight or via ADSB?

I realize the phone call is the only approved method but Iím wondering how vulnerable other methods are.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-26-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,707
Posted By Whitman
Why did you takeoff mixture rich at 4000ft MSL...

Why did you takeoff mixture rich at 4000ft MSL airport? I used to be based at a 4300ft airport and always leaned for peak rpm during the run up. Not saying thatís your problem but it could be part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By Whitman
So awesome! Iím guessing this is a little more...

So awesome! Iím guessing this is a little more difficult to do nowadays? I noticed your flight was in April. Congrats!
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,253
Posted By Whitman
Hopefully MPH?

Hopefully MPH?
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,253
Posted By Whitman
Don?t be like me and wait too long to get...

Don?t be like me and wait too long to get comfortable w wheel landings. They are a thing of beauty in the -4! I agree with Smokey, paved rwy wheel, soft field three point.

For me, full flap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,171
Posted By Whitman
I?ll speak for myself, but if I lose my job in...

I?ll speak for myself, but if I lose my job in the airlines (looks likely right now) and we continue into a deep recession, my RV-4 is the last thing to go. Frankly, you would have to pry it out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373,690
Posted By Whitman
Had my left tank done there and had the ER tanks...

Had my left tank done there and had the ER tanks added while in the shop. They rock!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373,690
Posted By Whitman
Dan is awesome if he will do it, but a busy...

Dan is awesome if he will do it, but a busy man.

These are your guys. Hollywood and Cheese live and breath rv fuel tanks!
http://hotelwhiskeyaviation.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,702
Posted By Whitman
Molto bella! Nice job!

Molto bella! Nice job!
Forum: RV-4 12-17-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Whitman
This? https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpa...

This?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/odysseydry9.php?clickkey=7358
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,048
Posted By Whitman
In almost 7yrs of RV ownership, that was one of...

In almost 7yrs of RV ownership, that was one of the most valuable hours I?ve spent learning just how little I know about maintaining these beautiful machines. Well done Vic, thanks for what you do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,435
Posted By Whitman
What?s your stall speed clean? With one notch...

What?s your stall speed clean? With one notch flaps? Full flaps?

If you don?t know the exact stall speeds, find out through flight testing. Then multiply them by 1.3 for approach speed. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,012
Posted By Whitman
That looks like fun!! Maybe one day hahaha

That looks like fun!! Maybe one day hahaha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,409
Posted By Whitman
I?ve flown mostly in my -4, but I?ve also sampled...

I?ve flown mostly in my -4, but I?ve also sampled the 6,7,8,9. There is a very noticeable difference in the roll rate of the Rv4 vs everything else. The pitch is similar as well as the general...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,884
Posted By Whitman
Terrible tragedy. Did anyone else think the...

Terrible tragedy.

Did anyone else think the pattern ground speeds were a little low? The only time I?m slowing to 55kts is on final to a short runway and complete with any maneuvering. Winds were...
Forum: Safety 10-02-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,967
Posted By Whitman
https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorF...

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190918X94902&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA

Preliminary report is out
Forum: Safety 09-20-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,967
Posted By Whitman
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190920/hamilto...

https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190920/hamilton-twp-plane-crash-victims-ided

My buddy Matt was getting a demo ride from one of the owners, John when it crashed. Both pilots ID?d today.

RIP...
Forum: Safety 09-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,967
Posted By Whitman
RV-8 Crash in the Poconos (PA)

This one hits too close to home. Hug your loved ones extra tight tonight...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,261
Posted By Whitman
The Rocky Mountain renegades killed it. What a...

The Rocky Mountain renegades killed it. What a show!!
Forum: Safety 05-21-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,327
Posted By Whitman
Sorry to thread hijack but what have you and...

Sorry to thread hijack but what have you and others found to be ?best practices? for carrying kids? I took my 6 month old up this weekend and her mother held her like she would in a commercial plane...
Forum: Northeast 05-04-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,345
Posted By Whitman
Ok good to know. I?m just gonna need to fly on...

Ok good to know. I?m just gonna need to fly on up and see for myself!
Forum: Northeast 04-30-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,345
Posted By Whitman
Is eastern PA really this sleepy for RVs? Still...

Is eastern PA really this sleepy for RVs? Still need a Hangar for my mistress (rv4). Thanks!
Forum: Northeast 04-11-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,345
Posted By Whitman
That’s awesome and I plan to! Know of any...

That’s awesome and I plan to! Know of any hangars? It’s counter productive for me to Find a rental house if I’m going to be an hour from my rv4 again!
Forum: Northeast 04-10-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,345
Posted By Whitman
Thread Revival: Anyone aware of hangar space in...

Thread Revival:

Anyone aware of hangar space in the Allentown, PA area? I'm planning to move there this summer and will definitely be flying out of Newark professionally. I was looking at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Whitman
I met Jeremy in Tucson. If we are talking about...

I met Jeremy in Tucson. If we are talking about the same guy he built a beautiful RV-8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Whitman
https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ide...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1546662866-74-54&browse=gifts&product=cap

Is this it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,340
Posted By Whitman
It feels weird congratulating you on getting to...

It feels weird congratulating you on getting to keep YOUR plane but I am happy for you nonetheless. Now you know why we call it RV therapy. Best of luck and Happy New Year!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By Whitman
Great idea, who is first to try this?

Great idea, who is first to try this?
Forum: Southeast 10-15-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Whitman
Thanks James! I think the gentleman in...

Thanks James! I think the gentleman in Orangeburg may be the same one I used back in 2002, Carol Joye. I believe he?s out of the game now. I?ll keep looking, thanks!
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,369
Posted By Whitman
You?re correct. Nate appeared to be questioning...

You?re correct. Nate appeared to be questioning our logic as if it was flawed. I?d be surprised if any RV?r can get their CG (with flyable weights) to be in the very forward limit where your logic...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Whitman
DPE in Columbia, SC

Hi, has anyone flown a checkride with anyone in the CAE/FLO area? I?ll be doing this checkride in an RV-7.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,369
Posted By Whitman
That?s true in the rv4 and many other rv?s. Do...

That?s true in the rv4 and many other rv?s. Do you disagree? While running the CG in foreflight I?ve noticed that I can be in limits for takeoff but approaching aft limit for landing and will...
Forum: RV-4 10-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,957
Posted By Whitman
Where?d you buy that?

Where?d you buy that?
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,226
Posted By Whitman
DR I?m working on this as well with a friends...

DR

I?m working on this as well with a friends RV-7. It?s a steep climb. UND has a great video on YouTube about it.

https://youtu.be/Ml8YI7oj2Q8

Good luck with the check ride! My single engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,788
Posted By Whitman
Also I?m fairly certain this crush washer must be...

Also I?m fairly certain this crush washer must be replaced each time the screen is removed per Lycoming.

https://m.aircraftspruce.com/pages/ha/washers/an900.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,051
Posted By Whitman
They look great in the Rv4. Not bad for $16...

They look great in the Rv4. Not bad for $16 shipped!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,051
Posted By Whitman
https://m.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-MACHINE-EYE-BOLT-...

https://m.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-MACHINE-EYE-BOLT-3-8-S0316-0010/150590984120?hash=item230fec0fb8%3Ag%3ATe4AAOSwOLVbNldb&_nkw=Unicorn+Stainless+eye+boltsS0316-0010+&_from=R40&rt=nc

Just bought...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,802
Posted By Whitman
0-320E2D, Whirlwind GA prop 1988 RV-4. 195lb...

0-320E2D, Whirlwind GA prop 1988 RV-4.

195lb front seat pilot
228lb passenger
0lbs rear baggage

Using Foreflight W&B calculator (incredibly complicated to set up) yields 76.6 takeoff (full fuel),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,082
Posted By Whitman
I can hear callers on my Zulu but they can never...

I can hear callers on my Zulu but they can never hear me. Is there something special you have to do set up the call feature or just standard Bluetooth connection? When I talk I can?t hear myself in...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,138
Posted By Whitman
Alabama sure has gotten ?West? lately :)

Alabama sure has gotten ?West? lately :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,366
Posted By Whitman
Great pics! For those that haven't flown over...

Great pics! For those that haven't flown over Monument Valley, just watch the National Parks overflight (blue border with blue dots on sectional) and maintain above 2000 AGL. Beautiful scenery!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By Whitman
Tap a flat head screw driver through the side of...

Tap a flat head screw driver through the side of it, then you'll have a built in handle and plenty of leverage to get it off. I know most people don't, but this is why I'm a big fan of torqueing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,363
Posted By Whitman
Private message sent. Congrats on your purchase!!

Private message sent. Congrats on your purchase!!
Forum: RV-4 02-23-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By Whitman
While you?re at it; move that roll bar back a few...

While you?re at it; move that roll bar back a few inches for added comfort!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,931
Posted By Whitman
Fellas, can’t the guy just vent a little bit? ...

Fellas, can’t the guy just vent a little bit? His plane was down for mx, and now he has to read replies from you guys! It’s ok to post his experience and is by no means an attack on the company. ...
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,539
Posted By Whitman
Isn't it this? Dynon 100866-000 RV6 Roll...

Isn't it this?

Dynon 100866-000
RV6 Roll Bracket

https://www.dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/RV6_Roll_Kit_Instructions_Rev_F.pdf

Cheers,
Whit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,397
Posted By Whitman
These are pretty sweet for some of the screws...

These are pretty sweet for some of the screws closest to the ground on wheel pants:

https://www.craftsman.com/products/craftsman-3-pc-screwdriver-set-finger-bit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,927
Posted By Whitman
Just bought the Duracell AGM cyl10009 yesterday...

Just bought the Duracell AGM cyl10009 yesterday and it starts great! Same specs and size. They must be same battery because salesperson said they didn’t have the 20. What battery box did you use? ...
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,667
Posted By Whitman
Got a pic? Feel free to PM me or email if easier.

Got a pic? Feel free to PM me or email if easier.
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,667
Posted By Whitman
Nice work!! That?s very close to what I?m...

Nice work!! That?s very close to what I?m looking to have. Except I?ll prpbably buy the GRT mini to compliment my 10? Dynon and I don?t think I?ll install the bug addition. I?ve been flying 4...
Forum: RV-4 10-28-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,667
Posted By Whitman
Does anybody have a minimalist Skyview install on...

Does anybody have a minimalist Skyview install on the RV-4?

I currently have Dynon Skyview 10", SL30, Intercom Round Dial Airspeed and Alt and Intercom and am looking to build an all glass panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Whitman
My rv4 is with these guys right now for left tank...

My rv4 is with these guys right now for left tank repair. Take a look at the Rv4's they built for themselves, how clean their shop is, and communicate with Chuck or Hollywood and you will know your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,290
Posted By Whitman
Can you imagine being at 20k and having a cockpit...

Can you imagine being at 20k and having a cockpit fire that can't be controlled? That concerns me more than hypoxia. Maybe that's because I've been hypoxic before in the alt chamber. Nope probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,620
Posted By Whitman
This is a good review of how we correct for cold...

This is a good review of how we correct for cold temps in the USAF: http://44rf.com/misc/USAF_AIS_Cold_WX_Altimeter.ppt

Basically, we add the corrected value from the table to all step down fixes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,886
Posted By Whitman
Talking I nominate Jesse Saint for the next CEO of...

I nominate Jesse Saint for the next CEO of Seattle Avionics
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