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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,181
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I have been at this rodeo before.... It is a...

I have been at this rodeo before.... It is a waste of time. Yes press the issue. Go to the airport manger, plea, beg, grovel....

Separation of State and Fed Gov... the airport is not owned or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-18-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yep 5.5 to 6 Qt max. Check it each flight and add...

Yep 5.5 to 6 Qt max. Check it each flight and add only a fraction of a Qt. to maintain the 5.5 to 6 Qt. Level.

Even though it can hold more that is only to satisfy a FAR Engine Certification rule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,181
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Ans: Forget it. Lawyers cost money.. There is no...

Ans: Forget it. Lawyers cost money.. There is no right to rent hangers. FED funds only requires the City/State keep an airport open to support aircraft operations, not turn it into...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,980
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Most of the shake is rotational. It may work, but...

Most of the shake is rotational. It may work, but wild ace guessing it may cause excess stress on oil cooler flanges and/or baffling.

I think making the cooler to baffle duct all soft and flexible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yep if air can't exit it can't enter... thus why...

Yep if air can't exit it can't enter... thus why there are COWL FLAPS. With that said you are experimenting. I assume you have 4-channel CHT, EGT. Of course oil Temp is required by 14CFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By gmcjetpilot
That is what the little black and red knobs are...

That is what the little black and red knobs are for (blue if you have it) are for. Pull them back. You can go the same speed or miles across ground on less fuel with more efficient exhaust. Yes you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By gmcjetpilot
"AGAIN" No need to yell. Good gosh. It's a...

"AGAIN" No need to yell. Good gosh. It's a typo... Did not say you are wrong did I? No. I said I read them long ago, and I confirmed it is cam degrees not crank degrees. No big deal SCSmith. Sorry to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By gmcjetpilot
CAFE did many flight test articles on exhaust and...

CAFE did many flight test articles on exhaust and electronic ignition published in EAA Sport Aviation magazine. If you are an EAA member you can go back in the archives and see all of CAFE's tests....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,181
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I read the OP and then the second reply about a...

I read the OP and then the second reply about a lawyer. Forget it. It is the airport perogative not to rent to you for any reason. It is common Airports won't rent to people who are doing an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yep there is crud in all of them... I have pulled...

Yep there is crud in all of them... I have pulled Constant Speed props and found crank ID had sludge in the inner bore a quarter inch thick... Glad it cleaned out nice for you, no corrosion....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By gmcjetpilot
To answer you YES..... The BOW (basic operating...

To answer you YES.....

The BOW (basic operating weight) is the airplane, empty of pilot, passenger(s), cargo and fuel.... It does include basic fluids (engine oil, brake fluid).

Will empty basic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By gmcjetpilot
As was said you don't strictly have to comply...

As was said you don't strictly have to comply with an AD in an experimental but.... why not. Next annual (err condition inspection) do this inspection. My RV4 I built and sold had an O320 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,766
Posted By gmcjetpilot
$200K budget... OK. Buy what you like. An...

$200K budget... OK. Buy what you like. An RV14/RV10 vs Debonair/A36 are totally different. Good luck. You could build a RV10/14 for under $200K paying a "helper". If you NEED a plane today building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By gmcjetpilot
No. No. No.

No. No. No.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,446
Posted By gmcjetpilot
What is the issue???? There is nothing...

What is the issue???? There is nothing aerodynamically about an RV that is an issue with rain or clouds. Some laminar flow airfoils famously changed in rain. I flew a 414 Cessna flying checks long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By gmcjetpilot
People (long time residence) are leaving in...

People (long time residence) are leaving in droves... good weather can only make up for so much.... but good luck. Add taxes, traffic, earth quake and crazy .... err politics... I left long ago. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By gmcjetpilot
If that jug had that low EGT the engine would...

If that jug had that low EGT the engine would shake and you'd know it.
Forum: Safety 11-23-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You know the personal injury legal system is...

You know the personal injury legal system is perverted.... You can't watch over the air local TV and not see way too many personal injury wrongful death lawyer commercials. Tort law is an abomination...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I don't have links but have seen a ton of builder...

I don't have links but have seen a ton of builder site's, manufactures of actuators and web store site's that sell to kit plane builders have tons of actuators and applications to do everything you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You are not way out of line for a RV6A with 180HP...

You are not way out of line for a RV6A with 180HP CS Prop .... the previous suggestions
Battery
Starter
Alternator
Replace Mechanical Inst Panel with Glass

There is stuff you can't help easily....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,512
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Mechanical tachometer reads low at low RPM... So...

Mechanical tachometer reads low at low RPM... So it is really a close approximation of flight time. Since most maintenance is around engine this makes sense.

Hobbs records actual clock time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By gmcjetpilot
A 4 banger, Horz opposed, big bore stroke engine,...

A 4 banger, Horz opposed, big bore stroke engine, any small difference in power between cylinders will cause vibrations... What were your EGT/CHT for the 4 jugs before and after the spark plug change?
Forum: Safety 10-31-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,750
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Good gosh. Write your Congressman, Senator, FAA...

Good gosh. Write your Congressman, Senator, FAA admin.... This CAROL thing divided up the dataa base and added a bizarre query builder. They should have had a NPRM and comment period for approval...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,258
Posted By gmcjetpilot
With out knowing zip code to and from, the...

With out knowing zip code to and from, the dimensions of the box, and the weight it's kind of hard to determine if the charge was appropriate. It does sound like a ridiculous amount. I can attest as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,511
Posted By gmcjetpilot
A cheapskate after my own heart.... ha ha. Well...

A cheapskate after my own heart.... ha ha. Well done. Off the shelf complete 2 Plc O2 aviation system is over $500.
Forum: Safety 10-09-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,183
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Many many have flipped over and most have been...

Many many have flipped over and most have been non fatal... not all.

There has been excellent threads and videos on how to break a canopy for emergency egress. I carry a spring loaded bolt and...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-09-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,245
Posted By gmcjetpilot
It's an RV... it is a reliable design. As far...

It's an RV... it is a reliable design.

As far as your confidence at end of Phase 1.... for a long cross country. I would just pull the cowl during the trip and have a look. It is possible things...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,310
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The comment about weight reminds me of some very...

The comment about weight reminds me of some very light RV-4's and RV'6's I flew in the late 80's. They were wood prop, 160 HP O-320, day, VFR.... they were a delight. I later few some very heavy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,952
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I've been planning and dreaming of Hangar doors...

I've been planning and dreaming of Hangar doors on my custom hanger on my airport property. Well I did have the airport property and plans and developed the land in prep of construction. However...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-23-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,221
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Noticed the text says RV-4A, type-oh. Condolences...

Noticed the text says RV-4A, type-oh. Condolences to family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,381
Posted By gmcjetpilot
With a girlfriend and a spouse and 56 year career...

With a girlfriend and a spouse and 56 year career no wounder you are tired and need a rest... ha ha. God Bless and all the best.
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Save your money. The prop is safe at 700 hours. I...

Save your money. The prop is safe at 700 hours. I assume it has no damage and you hanger your plane (and prop)?

Read this from Savvy Aviation, Mike Busch. He is well respected....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,711
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I never said anything about Nose Tire. The OP...

I never said anything about Nose Tire. The OP thread was about what size tube. So we both missed the point. But I do apologize for inducing thread drift.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,711
Posted By gmcjetpilot
OK these are not the LAMB 11-400 x 5 many used in...

OK these are not the LAMB 11-400 x 5 many used in the past. The 11-400x5 was made by Cheng Shin - China). They were used on ultra lights and experimental AC (e.g., Vari Ez / Long Ez). Spruce Aircraft...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,418
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Let me add another irrelevant but related...

Let me add another irrelevant but related comment. Stick with 8.5 to 1.... 9 to 1 max.

Personally I prefer 8.5 to 1 CR.... It has higher detonation margins than 9.0 to 1 CR, and another 10 HP is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,392
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I guess if you own and fly a $175K to $500K (not...

I guess if you own and fly a $175K to $500K (not kidding) Cirrus single engine plane you can afford $5995 for wheel pant intersection fairing...:rolleyes:

As was said above, just eyeball engineering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,711
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I have some NEW LAMB tubes give me a PM me if...

I have some NEW LAMB tubes give me a PM me if interested.



Why, are they metric? Because it is made in CHINA and these are not aircraft tires. They were made for other utilitarian uses (carts,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,418
Posted By gmcjetpilot
There is a relationship between bore & stroke...

There is a relationship between bore & stroke (displacement), cylinder head volume (combustion chamber), and piston shape in determining CR.

By definition.

BORE X STROKE = DISPLACEMENT

* You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,520
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Exclamation I ended all the issues with the wire Push Pull...

I ended all the issues with the wire Push Pull cable by going to a cable with a threaded end. I use a rod end fitting. No Mickey Mouse issues. This is an important control and this isn't a place...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,688
Posted By gmcjetpilot
How much gap are we talking. In the day before...

How much gap are we talking. In the day before the two piece pants you had large gaps. Baffle material was common. Once we got the two piece you could make it tight. The down side is different tire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,636
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Premium is of course dependent on many factors....

Premium is of course dependent on many factors. TW can be less than Trike...

Ways to save money (for less coverage) besides no insurance at all, is liability only. Another level is non-movement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Beautiful Primer. But later same color as...

Beautiful Primer. But later same color as plane... This was on my first RV. My RV-7 all lights are in wingtips and it is currently gel-coat... but will be painted airplane color....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By gmcjetpilot
too much automation. I'd call Dynon. Curious what...

too much automation. I'd call Dynon. Curious what it uses for input. I assume OAT is one. Why it alerts at 70F I don't know.
Forum: Safety 06-28-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,933
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You were not the first. Cirrus now offers from...

You were not the first. Cirrus now offers from the factory a gear switch on fixed gear SR22's (option I think). A pilot I flew with late 80's came from an airline with a mixed fleet of DHC-6 Twin...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,483
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Another pilot with tail wheel envy. :D Yes Trikes...

Another pilot with tail wheel envy. :D Yes Trikes never have pilot induced landing issues. :rolleyes:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YQS_T2W5vvI/UXB5l5jFwhI/AAAAAAAAJ7c/kYfRhKLFBu4/s320/rv9_flaps.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I like how you think... Larger douber would be...

I like how you think... Larger douber would be good as suggested. ELT does not have too much drag. If you push on it with a few lbs of force near base. It should not move and skin should not have...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-26-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,217
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Good for you Sir.... Keep the steam gauges alive....

Good for you Sir.... Keep the steam gauges alive. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,192
Posted By gmcjetpilot
It's called American Revolution and we won. :D

It's called American Revolution and we won. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Impossible question with no answer..... Depends...

Impossible question with no answer..... Depends on accident and more over the quality of repair and in general the quality of the aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Fltplan.com and iPad or Tablet App Fltplan Go.

Fltplan.com and iPad or Tablet App Fltplan Go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,836
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I used 121.500 Mhz, seems to always be quiet......

I used 121.500 Mhz, seems to always be quiet... kidding. Freqs are congested World wide and why the current 760 channels is insufficient. The 8.33 Khz spacing is to address this and if at FL195 or...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,933
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I like it.... use it. If you need to modify it do...

I like it.... use it.
If you need to modify it do so, but don't make it longer.This is a RV not a B737 two crew transport. It's a nice size now...

Personally I use flow top to bottom, front to back,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,192
Posted By gmcjetpilot
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpub...

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim_html/chap2_section_3.html

We have yellow lines, solid and dashed on the hold side on the taxiway. All Americans have 20/15 X-ray vision and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,364
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Guessing is fun. Already mentioned: Could be...

Guessing is fun. Already mentioned: Could be loose connection. Could be voltage regulator. Could be bad switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,192
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I think it was all covered here, but uncontrolled...

I think it was all covered here, but uncontrolled or on-towered is see and be seen... don't assume. Here is a video to prove that.

https://youtu.be/DbZqH6HQ0vQ

At large towered airports with tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,539
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I find it hard to believe in the ear has the...

I find it hard to believe in the ear has the sound reduction of a full cup headset, but they look cool..... but I flew piston airplanes for a long time without Noise Cancelling headsets.... passive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By gmcjetpilot
This is a good builder site and has lots of Sam...

This is a good builder site and has lots of Sam James Cowl Plenum mod'g going on.

http://romeolima.com/rv8/Cowl.htm
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-15-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,335
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yep you got the picture. TSO'ed GPS and...

Yep you got the picture. TSO'ed GPS and subscription is expensive.

With all your capabilities now you should be OK? However that is up to you. Depends on what approaches you want to use. If it get's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,222
Posted By gmcjetpilot
As was said the FAR's are vague and clear as mud...

As was said the FAR's are vague and clear as mud here. However the caveat I recall (rusty memory alert) is a maneuver for training toward a rating. Example a CFI teaching another pilot for CFI rating...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,624
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I like it a lot better than original. Much more...

I like it a lot better than original. Much more smple, lighter better operationally. But you could do better.

I don't have an issue with clearance delivery switch or avionics switch but Why? It's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,366
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I am going to hold my breath and I'm turning blue...

I am going to hold my breath and I'm turning blue until I get it. Ha ha. Yeah I hear you. I don't expect it either, but I'll probably transition to some other software. However AHAR not my main...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,830
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Cool. Thanks for the replies. Glad this was just...

Cool. Thanks for the replies. Glad this was just a bad unit and many have good solid performance.

G5 and others, all the "experimenral" solid state EFIS attitude (some STC'ed for certified planes)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,550
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thumbs up Wow for a rookie plane camper you did it all....

Wow for a rookie plane camper you did it all. Experienced the bliss and bane of camping. Glad you are safe and had fun. Get back to Johnson Creek someday soon. It's worth it. Thanks for the travel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,366
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for the great replies. I bought a Samsung...

Thanks for the great replies.

I bought a Samsung Tab S2 SM-T713 and built a stratux ADS-B with AHAR. Using FltPlan Go. Amazing. They don't have the AHAR display yet for android but that's coming....
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