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Forum: RV-10 12-17-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,108
Posted By TSwezey
Congratulations Dan!

Congratulations Dan!
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,619
Posted By TSwezey
Blairsville is a great place. It was a savior for...

Blairsville is a great place. It was a savior for me on my way back from OSH 09.
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,957
Posted By TSwezey
I never had a rear CG issue.:rolleyes: Come in...

I never had a rear CG issue.:rolleyes:
Come in hot. And gentle stick movements.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,401
Posted By TSwezey
Why would he go through all that work? How long...

Why would he go through all that work? How long does the condition inspection take? And why doesn't he do it at the airport?
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-26-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,399
Posted By TSwezey
I used Mobil 1. I used car gas most of the time...

I used Mobil 1. I used car gas most of the time and 100LL not to often.
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By TSwezey
Well you can do less but you will end up...

Well you can do less but you will end up replacing your wheel pant. Ask me how I know.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,403
Posted By TSwezey
Congrats! Nice Panel. Enjoy!

Congrats! Nice Panel. Enjoy!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,110
Posted By TSwezey
It's amazing how many good pilots stall or spin...

It's amazing how many good pilots stall or spin in. It takes about an hour total to hook up. It's your plane so it's your choice.
Forum: Safety 06-07-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,950
Posted By TSwezey
:D:DThat was pretty funny.

:D:DThat was pretty funny.
Forum: Safety 06-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
Is that like somebody doing a 360 to turn around...

Is that like somebody doing a 360 to turn around and go in the opposite direction?
Forum: Safety 06-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
Thanks for the laugh. :D

Thanks for the laugh.

:D
Forum: Safety 06-03-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
Very well put. It has been 26 years since I have...

Very well put. It has been 26 years since I have had an Aero class.

Mike it has been six years since we discussed that! Holy Cow! Time flys.
Forum: Safety 06-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
Remember Phil most people don't have engineering...

Remember Phil most people don't have engineering degrees and few have aero degrees.
Forum: Safety 06-03-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
I was going to add polar momentum to my aft cg...

I was going to add polar momentum to my aft cg comment earlier. Very important concept. It's why a single engine airplane can roll faster than a twin and why it takes more force to start and stop a...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By TSwezey
very good post.

very good post.
Forum: Safety 05-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
100% aft cg.

I figured it was way back there. That would probably be the only place you could get a -10 to act like that unintentionally.
Forum: Safety 05-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,934
Posted By TSwezey
Where was your CG during this test?

Where was your CG during this test?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-20-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,013
Posted By TSwezey
Nice pictures. I grew up on LI.

Nice pictures. I grew up on LI.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,714
Posted By TSwezey
Paul you flew a plane with an auto engine? If or...

Paul you flew a plane with an auto engine? If or when I build again I will have to convince the maker of the spitfire to build me an engine. He has spent a ton of money on development and has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,136
Posted By TSwezey
Maybe the last person didn't torque them...

Maybe the last person didn't torque them correctly.
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,372
Posted By TSwezey
Our right wing was heavy so we lowered the wing...

Our right wing was heavy so we lowered the wing tip slightly which helped to where it was close enough. We cut out some material and was able to flex the tip down some.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,686
Posted By TSwezey
Pretty cool.

Pretty cool.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,534
Posted By TSwezey
It's been two years since my baby went away and...

It's been two years since my baby went away and it only gets worse!
Forum: Safety 04-28-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,992
Posted By TSwezey
General aviation accidents, which continue to...

General aviation accidents, which continue to account for the greatest number of civil aviation accidents, reversed their downward trend over the previous two years increasing from 1,439 in 2010 to...
Forum: Safety 04-22-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,250
Posted By TSwezey
I always did one thorough walk around and one...

I always did one thorough walk around and one more distant walk around looking for stuff that one doesn't see when it is right in your face. My instructor when I was getting my ppl always screwed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,022
Posted By TSwezey
I got a 70 mile square but I couldn't fly over...

I got a 70 mile square but I couldn't fly over this one area because it was "congested." It wasn't but somebody in the authorization line lived there. We landed at many different airports.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,665
Posted By TSwezey
I had a nanny in 1991 from Leipzig! I still stay...

I had a nanny in 1991 from Leipzig! I still stay in touch with her.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,068
Posted By TSwezey
I flew my RV at night same way way I flew it...

I flew my RV at night same way way I flew it during the day, always keeping an out. Flying in the SE haze is worse than flying at night when it comes to spatial disorientation. Not IR but I have more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,361
Posted By TSwezey
I think many injuries depend on the size of the...

I think many injuries depend on the size of the pilot. If you are short and your head is not anywhere near the canopy chances are you are not going to break your neck on a minor flip but if you are...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,947
Posted By TSwezey
Were you at Signature at PDK? Mine cracked in...

Were you at Signature at PDK? Mine cracked in half just like that. The line guys at signature rammed a chock up the back of the wheel. I left half of it on the center line at Savannah. I had to tell...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-19-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By TSwezey
Sorry to hear about it Doug.

Sorry to hear about it Doug.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,781
Posted By TSwezey
I had them on my -10. They hardly take any time...

I had them on my -10. They hardly take any time to install.
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By TSwezey
I would guess at least 50% more.

I would guess at least 50% more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,240
Posted By TSwezey
Easier than OSH

I arrived early the first day and it wasn't bad at all. The camping facilities aren't as good as OSH but they are not bad either. Enjoy.
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,638
Posted By TSwezey
That's what I used to do also.

That's what I used to do also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,755
Posted By TSwezey
Do you have great health insurance? Money to live...

Do you have great health insurance? Money to live on for six months to a year if you are not retired? A crash or even a non-flying accident can put a serious dent in your life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,609
Posted By TSwezey
I dropped one and found it five years later. It...

I dropped one and found it five years later. It rolled out of the garage and into the grass about 15 feet away. Found it edging one day.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By TSwezey
Very good advice!

Very good advice!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-01-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,810
Posted By TSwezey
Wait until you get 7 dogs and a friend on a trip....

Wait until you get 7 dogs and a friend on a trip. All 8 of them were rescues. Poor friend's Cirrus crapped out over Atlantic city.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,472
Posted By TSwezey
What about the ones they sell for cars?

What about the ones they sell for cars?
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,056
Posted By TSwezey
Now that's funny!

Now that's funny!
Forum: Tools 12-29-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By TSwezey
I don't know that .2 degrees error might screw it...

I don't know that .2 degrees error might screw it up!:)
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,656
Posted By TSwezey
It gets pretty easy to do after you have done it...

It gets pretty easy to do after you have done it twenty times or so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,312
Posted By TSwezey
Congratulations Wayne!

Congratulations Wayne!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 41,104
Posted By TSwezey
I like it. No this might not be better but maybe...

I like it. No this might not be better but maybe the next step will. Vans didn't create the perfect plane at first they evolved! This is what amateur built/experimental planes is all about. I think...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,807
Posted By TSwezey
Wow!

What a project! Some impressive work. The radiator in the back is exactly where I am going to put mine when I build again. The workmanship is just exceptional. Not a big fan of the the exhaust...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By TSwezey
Boy it goes fast! Congrats.

Boy it goes fast! Congrats.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,807
Posted By TSwezey
There is not one person out there that will ever...

There is not one person out there that will ever convince me that a IO-540 is more reliable than a LS2.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,807
Posted By TSwezey
John it's great to hear that you are flying!

John it's great to hear that you are flying!
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,807
Posted By TSwezey
I would plan for 13 gph at 170 knots. But mine...

I would plan for 13 gph at 170 knots. But mine was 13 gallons of cheap car fuel versus av gas. But I do have to laugh. We were conservative in our original design with abundant cooling. This does...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,807
Posted By TSwezey
I flew my LS2 powered RV-10 to both Oshkosh and...

I flew my LS2 powered RV-10 to both Oshkosh and Sun-n-Fun. It met an untimely death (150 hours) due to a freak non-flying non-engine related issue. The next RV-10 I build will have an LS engine on it...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,177
Posted By TSwezey
What was different than normal was the week...

What was different than normal was the week before for the Race to Ridgeland I had sealed up all the gaps between the fuselage and wing. I have wondered if that had changed the way fumes were...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,177
Posted By TSwezey
I have wondered MANY times if this is what...

I have wondered MANY times if this is what contributed to my explosion. I put the plane into a sharp turn and an extreme slip for before landing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 55,907
Posted By TSwezey
Glad to see you're home! Recovery is much better...

Glad to see you're home! Recovery is much better when they are not visiting you every two hours to see how you are doing. Typing bandaged up is a total PITA but it gives you something to do! It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By TSwezey
5. An Rv-10 to move back in next to your plane!

5. An Rv-10 to move back in next to your plane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,149
Posted By TSwezey
I am a fill and move on type of guy but I am...

I am a fill and move on type of guy but I am really curious how sharp that indentation is. This could be an area for crack initiation and crack propagation. Round dents are OK it's those sharp gouges...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,455
Posted By TSwezey
It's kind of a passive aggressive way to ask Ross...

It's kind of a passive aggressive way to ask Ross if he is ever going to finish his -10!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,329
Posted By TSwezey
It is just a metal tab hooked up to a switch....

It is just a metal tab hooked up to a switch. Fairly simple. Doable to retrofit but it will take a little work. Probably will have to take the fuel tank off. It works.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,828
Posted By TSwezey
I am just curious what door latches were on the...

I am just curious what door latches were on the RV-10 that crashed in Ohio. Screw the door fire hurts.
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,168
Posted By TSwezey
When the doors are properly latched they will not...

When the doors are properly latched they will not open in flight. I had an 80 lb dog test it and when my plane exploded the windows blew out but I still had to open the door to get out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 55,907
Posted By TSwezey
Hope for a speedy recovery. Generally the air...

Hope for a speedy recovery. Generally the air lifting is done not some much from the severity of the burns but the type of fire. If there is an explosion the airways can get damaged which could...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-17-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,304
Posted By TSwezey
Have a good trip Lee. One of these days I get...

Have a good trip Lee. One of these days I get back up to the hangar!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-16-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,967
Posted By TSwezey
I had two dogs jump from the plane when I landed...

I had two dogs jump from the plane when I landed in Quincy, Florida. Luckily they didn't go far.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-24-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,297
Posted By TSwezey
Did you try more exit air area?

Did you try more exit air area?
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