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Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By n816kc
South central

Florida. Come on down and fly with Jan Bussell in okeechobee. Heís one of the best. He may travel, worth it either way.
http://www.rv6flyjan.com/index.html
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By n816kc
Hand Towels

Here also. Not on the windscreen or canopy.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-23-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By n816kc
N-Site W&B

Sal Capra in Lakeland. Check your PM
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By n816kc
MT or GT

Airmaster doesn’t yet offer the O-360 propeller, testing reportedly shut down due to COVID. No eta or warm fuzzies when I talked to them recently. MT is certified in Grumman Tigers so it’s a known,...
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By n816kc
Arnold Holmes

A&P in Leesburg, has done a few dozen RVs in Central, FL. Pm me for contact info.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By n816kc
new pin

they're cheap and easy, just like new again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,173
Posted By n816kc
don't forget the -6

same performance at a lower price point than most 7s and 8s. you can take the passenger stick and seatback out for large/long loads while keeping weight and balance easy. I did Swan River, MB back...
Forum: Propellers 01-11-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By n816kc
MT comments/Catto Comparison

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=77769
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By n816kc
MT experience

I think Smokyray (Rob Ray) had one on his RV-4 a few years ago. He had some thoughts/impressions noted in a propellor thread - should be able to find it using the search function. You may want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By n816kc
Placard

In my buddyís Swift - Straight and Level Flight Probibited
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-24-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By n816kc
Yepper

Was just checking out a similar setup in WV this morning, Heavens Landing at 4WV4
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By n816kc
Divco

looked into that a few years ago when i was looking at another Pacer. It involves some case work but wasn't a big deal as I recall - give Divco a call, they can talk you thru it and let you know what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,995
Posted By n816kc
new tires

funny you mention that Walt. I put new tires on 5 hours ago and just realized I haven't gotten any shimmy since!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,950
Posted By n816kc
Already bored

And thatís a good thing.

Flew some more with the new Surefly and it just sits there and does what itís supposed to. Starts are a little easier, cold and hot. But, they should be with 2 mags...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,950
Posted By n816kc
post-flight update

Ran out for a quick flight before work today. My set up is 25 degree fixed timing, aluminum Sensenich propeller.

Starting was great, kicked over on 2nd blade - much improved from 2 Slick mags -...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,950
Posted By n816kc
new install

today in my O-360 with Airflow injection system. Replaced right mag and retained left mag with impulse coupling. Started on the second blade and smooth idle down to 650 rpm or so. Storm clouds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,343
Posted By n816kc
Engine start

One in, one out - Card headset:)

And, flaps down. For all the reasons listed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By n816kc
no wisdom

but I do have a suggestion - call Don at Airflow Performance. He's always willing to help and the installation manual they provide is very thorough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,875
Posted By n816kc
Card/Halo

Can?t say enough good about both of these. Upgraded my DC 13.4s to the Halos and won?t be going back. Light and comfortable. Great experience, especially in the Florida heat. Upgraded to the Card...
Forum: Propellers 06-08-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,936
Posted By n816kc
Sensi re-pitch

I had a metal sensi repitched for my old Pacer. told the shop how many rpm i wanted and it worked like a charm. check the prop section for feedback on the Sensi/GA ground adjustable props.

on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By n816kc
alt field

connects to the IG terminal. most run a wire with spade connector. don't need a plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By n816kc
Rv-6 mounting

looking at the Flyboys option, I was thinking it may could be mounted underneath the SxS canopy rail oriented vertically on the pilot side. I would have to measure the pin to see how far it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By n816kc
van's lock

same here, Van's lock on the slider rail. easy use/install.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By n816kc
Go fly

See how that setting works in flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By n816kc
Currency?

Auto rating is in large part based on both individual risk factors and miles driven. The more you’re on the road, the more risk you’re exposed to.

With flying there’s currency and proficiency to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,148
Posted By n816kc
Thread drift

Is real :).

My FP Sensenich runs 25-30 rpm over redline wide open and leaned for best power at 8,000ish. I figure it is about optimal as far as it goes. Giving consideration to the ga Sensi, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,148
Posted By n816kc
Gee whizzum

Your constant speed props are wonderful. The OP would like to discuss his aircraft performance with his ground adjustable prop. Pity the poor pathetic pilot. But, at least he doesn?t have fixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,392
Posted By n816kc
Thanks for dropping in Greg

I appreciate you taking time to contribute to the discussion. We all recognize SnF caters to a diverse group of folks who all appreciate different aspects of aviation. We all have our preferences,...
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,369
Posted By n816kc
There?s a joke there somewhere😊. Currently going...

There?s a joke there somewhere😊. Currently going thru the decision process on this (replacing vacuum with G5?s). Decided to to leave the drive in place and use a cover plate. Two reasons: it?s just...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,425
Posted By n816kc
this thread has some nice ideas

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156723
Forum: Interiors 01-31-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By n816kc
Slippery

A little silicone spray on a swab. Run it up the track a time or two.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By n816kc
Ouch

Not sure I understand the pricing on this, that?s 2 G5?s and a little extra.
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By n816kc
And, it may be very cost effective. I’ve got a...

And, it may be very cost effective. I’ve got a metal Sensi on my -6, thinking about the adjustable. Lots of Catto salesmen out there, for good reason. Price wise they’re pretty close, unless...

To...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-07-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,097
Posted By n816kc
Welcome!

Welcome Javier! Central Florida has an very active RV community. Will drop you a note when I have an empty seat for breakfast. Drop me a pm
Forum: Southeast 11-11-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By n816kc
frontal passage and fog

made travel from central FL a little difficult. Hopefully the spring will be kinder to us.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,486
Posted By n816kc
Desser Elite Retreads

I've been getting great wear out of the Desser Elite retreads. They are a little smaller than the Monsters.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By n816kc
Congrats!

on your first flight
Forum: Safety 10-25-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,539
Posted By n816kc
excellent thought

My passenger stick in usually out anyway (stored safely in my tool bag in baggage). I'll have to investigate a mini quick-fist or clips to make it more accessible.
Forum: Southeast 10-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By n816kc
thanks

for the notice - i missed the RAF communication. would like to attend but it will be a gametime decision
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,894
Posted By n816kc
Great news!

Good to hear things are going well for you two
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By n816kc
Chief airplane washer

I paid for some of my flight training by washing the schools airplanes, with a hose and bucket. You would be amazed how long some of the drain holes continued to drain after I was finished.

Often...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By n816kc
water hoses are bad juju

water goes all kinds of places you never expect it to. use a spray bottle of water with a couple of rags. spray, wait and wipe. no water anywhere you don't want it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,386
Posted By n816kc
nosey

here's a nosegear for ya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tepb7POqx6Y&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,586
Posted By n816kc
similar experience

first PC680 went 4 years, second went 3, and the last one failed at 10 months. charging system consistently at 14.1v. Will be looking hard at lithium options next time around.
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By n816kc
Bottom only

On my -6, Rod type antenna just behind the baggage area rear panel. Works just fine there. Transponder antenna is just behind firewall offset to one side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By n816kc
notch

my -6 is notched. makes access and inspection easier.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 51,343
Posted By n816kc
timing set to limit advance

I'll have to run down a copy of Nigel's article! Very curious where his data leads on parallel valve timing.

For the sake of discussion, assuming 25* timing (minimum running advance) set for advance...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-04-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 51,343
Posted By n816kc
great illustration Dan - thanks

I was just doing the same, but with pen to paper print of the timing advance schedule - yours is much more sophisticated. I think this really helps us get to where many are looking for this...
Forum: GPS 05-16-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By n816kc
look local

if you're not comfortable opening up a high dollar avionics box and going at it with a soldering iron yourself (and, I'm not either), your local avionics shop can take care of the battery replacement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By n816kc
which FI system?

Are you looking for a return for a Bendix type system or purge line return from a AFP system? I plumbed my AFP purge return into a vent line a tank level. You can push fuel out the vent if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,480
Posted By n816kc
Well, now that we’ve got that settled, can we...

Well, now that we’ve got that settled, can we move on to something less contentious like overhead breaks or non-standard patterns?��
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By n816kc
Easy fix

Had a similar issue with my -6. I pulled the exhaust and made sure the slip over tubes were completely round (one was a little ovalled out).Then we used a tubing expander to lightly, very lightly,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By n816kc
blindfolded

you'd be hard pressed to tell a difference without a lot of time in one or the other.

Both are fine for IFR work, an autopilot really helps with the workload.
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,847
Posted By n816kc
survival vest

many experts opine if it is not on you, it is not survival gear.

having read many factual accounts by some of the most experienced back country pilots around (and having lost track of my location...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By n816kc
all great suggestions

just depends on what you want to do. I've lived in Pensacola and Boca with several stops in between. Some of the most beautiful beaches and best seafood will be found in Pensacola. The Museum of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,596
Posted By n816kc
alternative fueling apparatus

a couple of guys at Coastal in Pensacola used beer kegs out of the back of their van. tapped the keg to add a Schrader valve and used a 12 volt plug in air compressor. not sure I'd recommend it, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,933
Posted By n816kc
goes without saying, but

make sure you use a helmet. all too easy to find yourself looking at the sky, or dirt, and wondering what just happened.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,356
Posted By n816kc
Awesome

I think it looks great, especially the -6 on the front page;)
Great shot by Moose Peterson.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By n816kc
CS to FP

Just a few of thoughts from a metal FP user who has studied on this way too much over the past few years:

You may want to consider a different pitch or 3 blade propeller to improve takeoff and climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By n816kc
Matthew Lorenz in Bartow

CFII, etc, flies a 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,072
Posted By n816kc
great! thanks for the update

good hearing from you on this, we're often left wondering how things turned out. keep an eye on socialflight for excuses to fly, lots of great pancake breakfasts in central FL.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,714
Posted By n816kc
the Koch chart

will provide a pretty good estimation of performance adjusted for density altitude once you have test data for 'normal' conditions. I keep a laminated copy in the plane, comes in...
Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By n816kc
BOW CTY PFN PNS

From Bartow, we usually go direct to Cross City direct PFN and follow the coast to PNS.
Going CTY SZW MAI CEW PNS only adds few minutes if you're more comfortable with airways/staying over land.
82J...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,215
Posted By n816kc
neutral trim

In my -6 I always set trim to neutral for takeoff. In my plane that results in a positive rate of climb with little/no stick pressure.

The landing trim setting produces a significant pitch up if you...
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