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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By ALagonia
I can say that they definitely work. What we did...

I can say that they definitely work. What we did the first time we used them was to start the engine with the mutt muffs on take them off for just a bit and then put them back on. She, Amelia our...
Forum: Southeast 03-14-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By ALagonia
We base in SE TN. So just a short 1:30 flight....

We base in SE TN. So just a short 1:30 flight. Been before and enjoy the good food.
Forum: Southeast 03-13-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By ALagonia
Hello Dennis, How do I find the RV Hotel site?

Hello Dennis,
How do I find the RV Hotel site?
Forum: Southeast 03-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you folks. That gives us info to start with.

Thank you folks. That gives us info to start with.
Forum: Southeast 03-12-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By ALagonia
Savannah, GA recommendations

Thinking of flying to Savannah next weekend. Looking for local recommendations for:

FBO
Hangar space for one or two nights
Local eateries, not the touristy type. Looking for good local Savannah...
Forum: COMM 02-28-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By ALagonia
Arrow I definitely prefer the XM weather over than...

I definitely prefer the XM weather over than ADS-B for a clearer picture of weather. I get my XM over my GDL52R. Had the music for my wife but sheíd rather nap quietly. She doesnít even want to hear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By ALagonia
I do PnP in my 9. I limit the weight to 50 lbs to...

I do PnP in my 9. I limit the weight to 50 lbs to make it easier on myself getting the dog in and out. I even did the Super Tracks mod to help. I limit myself to one adult dog at a time for safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By ALagonia
Iíve been using Aviation Pro Weather for years. ...

Iíve been using Aviation Pro Weather for years. Great app. Was even able to get weather in Central America when we were flying charter down there.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By ALagonia
I fly my 9 mostly for cross country flights. The...

I fly my 9 mostly for cross country flights. The only time I have had my ipad shut down due to heat has been when Iíve left it in the cockpit while we went to lunch or left the airplane for a bit...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ALagonia
Weather. Needed an approach.

Weather. Needed an approach.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ALagonia
Years ago we flew to Steamboat in our B55 Baron....

Years ago we flew to Steamboat in our B55 Baron. We chose to land at KHDN, Yampa Valley, rather than the closer downtown airport. Turned out to be a wise choice.
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By ALagonia
All I ever get is direct or parallel. I have yet...

All I ever get is direct or parallel. I have yet to get a tear drop entry even though a teardrop entry would be the most efficient and the entry I would use if hand flying. And I have tried...
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By ALagonia
GPS175 and the hold entry

It seems that no matter how I approach the IAF the GPS175 will not prompt a tear drop entry to the hold.
Is this a matter of software programming?
I have sent emails to the Garmin experts and the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,096
Posted By ALagonia
I’ve participated in PetsnPaws. Put in the...

I’ve participated in PetsnPaws. Put in the SuperTrax mod to make it easier to get dogs in the baggage area. I haven’t done anything with MuttMuffs during transports and the dogs have all done well....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ALagonia
I realize that the thickness required will depend...

I realize that the thickness required will depend on the fit of the canopy but which one solved your issue? 1/8Ē or 1/4Ē
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ALagonia
Much appreciated

Much appreciated
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By ALagonia
Hello Andrew, Quick question. I have the Vizion...

Hello Andrew,
Quick question. I have the Vizion 385 and an SL30 Nav/Com in my 9. I have the AFS 4500 with their ARINC module. Can I shoot a coupled ILS with that setup? I havenít tried because I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ALagonia
Do,you,happen to remember the PN for the...

Do,you,happen to remember the PN for the product(s) you purchased from McMaster?
Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ALagonia
Would it be possible for you to send a photo of...

Would it be possible for you to send a photo of what youíre describing when you have a chance. My email is lagoniaa at g mail dot com.
Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ALagonia
Canopy air leak

I have a 9 with a slider canopy. We have an air leak coming from the rear of the canopy. Nice to have during the warm months of summer but during the winter my wife flies with a scarf to keep the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,392
Posted By ALagonia
I have a GPS 175 and an SL30. I only use the Nav...

I have a GPS 175 and an SL30. I only use the Nav function when departing a busy area and departure tells to intercept a certain radial and then on course. Havenít flown but one ILS, a practice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,500
Posted By ALagonia
When I got my 9, I did not build it, it had a...

When I got my 9, I did not build it, it had a very complete VFR panel with a dual AFS 4500 EFIS system. But Iíve used airplanes for cross country travel so knew I needed an IFR panel. With the help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,899
Posted By ALagonia
I fly IMC whenever necessary without any concern....

I fly IMC whenever necessary without any concern. In rain I do reduce RPM since I do not have a NLE on my Catto prop.
I believe the comment about not flying in IMC has more to do with that pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,370
Posted By ALagonia
On Friday we flew our 9 from home base 1A3 in SE...

On Friday we flew our 9 from home base 1A3 in SE TN to Memphis to visit our girls, grand kids and great grand daughter. A hellacious head wind slowed us down considerably. But smooth air at 6,000...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,907
Posted By ALagonia
I use those from ACS and never spill a drop.

I use those from ACS and never spill a drop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By ALagonia
Thatís what I use.

Thatís what I use.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By ALagonia
After 43 years of Owning and flying everything...

After 43 years of Owning and flying everything from Bonanza, Baron, C-421, King Airs, MU-2, Lear, L-39, I could,go,on (a total of 34 owned) including a 10 year stint owning and operating a Charter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 518,072
Posted By ALagonia
A check will be placed in the mail to you today...

A check will be placed in the mail to you today for a long one.
The long one obviously does bot reach all the way to the wind screen.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 518,072
Posted By ALagonia
I see on your order form there are two sizes,...

I see on your order form there are two sizes, long and short. What is the length of each please?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 518,072
Posted By ALagonia
How does it fit over the support? Is it a two...

How does it fit over the support? Is it a two piece item?
Iíve been looking for something to cover the seam in my glare shield covering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By ALagonia
Rudder pedals can be moved to accommodate you. I...

Rudder pedals can be moved to accommodate you. I had to have mine adjusted for me. I have a 9.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By ALagonia
Pre buy a must. Highly recommend Vic Syracuse....

Pre buy a must. Highly recommend Vic Syracuse. Used him twice. Saved me from making a VERY big mistake. Worth every penny.
Forum: Interiors 09-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By ALagonia
I donít know how to post pics. I have a 9, not a...

I donít know how to post pics.
I have a 9, not a 12. I didnít build mine, bought a flier with an all leather beautiful interior.
I had Sheepskins added by a local interior shop that does custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By ALagonia
Ceramic coater

Has anybody put one of those ceramic coasters on their painted RV?
Do they really make the paint look any better?
Worth the effort?
Which one did you use, would you do it again?
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,631
Posted By ALagonia
I wonder if we have different manuals. Just read...

I wonder if we have different manuals. Just read Chapter 5 again and cannot find anything there. The manual I have that came with the Vizion 385 is TruTrak Doc:167
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,631
Posted By ALagonia
Went through the TruTrak Vizion manual and find...

Went through the TruTrak Vizion manual and find nothing indicating how to adjust sensitivity and gain for altitude hold. Do you know how this is done?
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,631
Posted By ALagonia
I have a dual 4500 system. Iíve only adjusted the...

I have a dual 4500 system. Iíve only adjusted the sensitivity on the EFIS. Didnít know I could adjust it on the Vizion. Iíll have to,get out the Vizion manual and see where I go to make that...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,631
Posted By ALagonia
I upgraded my TruTrak Digiflight II to the Vizion...

I upgraded my TruTrak Digiflight II to the Vizion 385 in my 9. Really like the autopilot. And support from Andrew was excellent.
I only have two comments, neither of which is major.
1. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,047
Posted By ALagonia
I did the Super Tracks mod to my 9 slider...

I did the Super Tracks mod to my 9 slider specifically for PetsnPaws. But getting a large/heavy dog in my baggage area is way too difficult. IíVe had to limit the weight to 30íish pounds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By ALagonia
I purchased my 9 from a 6 footer. I also have a...

I purchased my 9 from a 6 footer. I also have a 29Ē inseam. My seat bottom is in the most forward position, we did move the rudder pedal attach points and I bought some of those rudder pedal stand...
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By ALagonia
Flew into KHKY week before last, first time...

Flew into KHKY week before last, first time there. Awesome controllers. FBO put my 9 in their hangar. Aircraft was fueled as requested when I arrived for departure next day. Canít say enough good...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By ALagonia
Where do you find the paper clip option on iPad? ...

Where do you find the paper clip option on iPad? I just looked and cannot find it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,387
Posted By ALagonia
I flew my 9 on my first Petsnpaws mission. Flew...

I flew my 9 on my first Petsnpaws mission. Flew 1A3 to D73 where I picked up a lab mix puppy. Then fly him to KHKY And then back to 1A3 the next day.
10,000 MSL over the NC mountains on the return...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,312
Posted By ALagonia
My 9 is aircraft number 34 for me. So Iíve had my...

My 9 is aircraft number 34 for me. So Iíve had my share of some very cool stuff. We sold our charter airline that was based in Central America and decided to come back to the US. Sold our business...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,555
Posted By ALagonia
If you donít mind sharing, who is the underwriter...

If you donít mind sharing, who is the underwriter and how much is the premium?
Forum: Safety 07-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,909
Posted By ALagonia
I would suggest a nomex flight suit, nomex socks...

I would suggest a nomex flight suit, nomex socks and a pair of flung gloves. Not a lot of money for safety.
Forum: Autopilots 07-05-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,439
Posted By ALagonia
Yes I have an autopilot source switch. And I came...

Yes I have an autopilot source switch. And I came to the same conclusion about syncing the autopilot altitude to the altimeter.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By ALagonia
Because my airplane came with a back up ASI in...

Because my airplane came with a back up ASI in mph. It?s taking me some time to get used to mph, I?ve used knots for so many years. But I?m cheap and don?t want to spend the money or the time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,694
Posted By ALagonia
Flew from our home base of 1A3 to KNQA in the...

Flew from our home base of 1A3 to KNQA in the Memphis area to visit our daughters, grandkids and the great grand baby. 2 hours going on Thursday with a headwind and 1:43 for the return on Sunday....
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By ALagonia
I installed the 52R and am extremely happy with...

I installed the 52R and am extremely happy with its performance. I definitely wanted a remote mount because I don?t like anything on the glare shield.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By ALagonia
RV9 best glide and ratio

I?m using 90 mph for Vg, best glide speed and 12:1 for glide ratio in setting up the function on ForeFlight. I have an O-360 with three blade Catto prop on my 9. Does this sound right?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-01-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,608
Posted By ALagonia
Southeast?s Angel Flight is back open and...

Southeast?s Angel Flight is back open and providing flights.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,245
Posted By ALagonia
I had a 601P Aerostar years ago. Those that have...

I had a 601P Aerostar years ago. Those that have owned one well know of the propensity to get fuel leaks. I was told to use a Click Patch to solve the problem. Used to carry some on board with me. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By ALagonia
I have the exact same set up on my 9 and have...

I have the exact same set up on my 9 and have experienced the same issue with the #4 CHT. I?ve been able to balance the CHT?s in cruise but my #4 is still hotter than all other cylinders in climb.
I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By ALagonia
The Wig Wag module is awesome. Had to shoot the...

The Wig Wag module is awesome.
Had to shoot the LPV approach to get back into our home field a little while ago. Weather was ugly, wind was howling. Our local IA said he could see us on the approach...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,057
Posted By ALagonia
Thumbs up I have owned many airplanes from Bonanza, Baron,...

I have owned many airplanes from Bonanza, Baron, C-421, King Airs, MU-2, Lear, L-39 and quite a few more. They all had nose wheels. I decided on an RV9 to learn new skills and have fun doing it. I...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you for clarifying. I have flown some...

Thank you for clarifying. I have flown some approaches but was wondering more about the automatic switch to Ver Arm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By ALagonia
I have used the pen pal two pen holder from...

I have used the pen pal two pen holder from Aircraft Spruce in all my airplanes for the last 20+ years. There?s always a place to secure it. On my 9 I have It attached to the side interior panel on...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By ALagonia
AFS 4500 and TruTrak Vizion

Two questions:
When flying a coupled LPV approach -
1. Since the TruTrak Vizion 385 A/P only intercepts the glide slope From below does that mean we must descend a little below the FAF altitude?...
Forum: GPS 05-14-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By ALagonia
This past summer I puase the 175 and sold my 795....

This past summer I puase the 175 and sold my 795. Glad I did it. I also upgrade my autopilot from the Digiflight II SV to the Vizion 385. Added some other stuff and am happy with everything I did. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By ALagonia
Highly recommend Wilson Air. Or fly to KEFD,...

Highly recommend Wilson Air. Or fly to KEFD, Ellington Field. Great folks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,405
Posted By ALagonia
Done. Thank you

Done. Thank you
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-07-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By ALagonia
Shout out for Tulsair KNQA

Flew from 1A3, home base, to KNQA on Sat Feb 29. Glad I had installed the heated pitot because I had to use it for both outbound and return flights. Serious winds and turbulence but the RV9 handled...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By ALagonia
Vic Syracuse is nearby in the Atlanta, GA area....

Vic Syracuse is nearby in the Atlanta, GA area. Highly recommend him.
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