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Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-25-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,671
Posted By sailvi767
Again sounds a whole lot like a F1 Rocket!

Again sounds a whole lot like a F1 Rocket!
Forum: Safety 11-22-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailvi767
I would see what the FAA requirements are for...

I would see what the FAA requirements are for charter ops. My understanding is that a FAA approved system is required and they can be pricey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By sailvi767
34 should not present any issues for a healthy...

34 should not present any issues for a healthy battery and start system. Lycoming guidance:
In extremely low temperatures, oil congeals, battery capacity is lowered, and the starter can be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By sailvi767
Replace one mag with a Surefly Emag.

Replace one mag with a Surefly Emag.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,671
Posted By sailvi767
Would you not then have a F1 Rocket?

Would you not then have a F1 Rocket?
Forum: Rocket 11-18-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By sailvi767
You are right, that is a ugly aircraft!

You are right, that is a ugly aircraft!
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-17-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By sailvi767
One of the better standalone systems uses about a...

One of the better standalone systems uses about a ⅛ inch hole drilled on the top and bottom of the wing.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By sailvi767
Density altitude has a big effect on LOP ops. If...

Density altitude has a big effect on LOP ops. If you were at a higher altitude that may have accounted for the burble.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By sailvi767
Thanks, I was unaware Bob had clipped the wings...

Thanks, I was unaware Bob had clipped the wings but should have realized that as he calls it a Rocket 6 not a Super 6. I look forward to hearing his cross country results!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By sailvi767
I wonder how these tips would work on a Rocket...

I wonder how these tips would work on a Rocket with the already clipped wings?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By sailvi767
Same charge cord with all those devices? The...

Same charge cord with all those devices? The classic cord failure I have had often is it fails to charge then works. Over time it gets worse until I toss the cord. New one solves the problem. Many...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By sailvi767
Never use Venmo. It can be impossible to retrieve...

Never use Venmo. It can be impossible to retrieve the funds.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By sailvi767
You might also consider the F1 Rocket which has a...

You might also consider the F1 Rocket which has a lot of current support available.
https://www.f1aircraft.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailvi767
Cold dense air results in a leaner mixture for a...

Cold dense air results in a leaner mixture for a given fuel glow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,022
Posted By sailvi767
I want one if you build it!

I want one if you build it!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By sailvi767
Here is a good basic article on LI...

Here is a good basic article on LI batteries.

https://earthxbatteries.com/lithium-batteries-for-experimental-aircraft
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-02-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By sailvi767
I missed the engine compression change. Itís...

I missed the engine compression change. Itís likely the electronic ignition might have a base advance schedule still set up for the higher compression. When I ran 10 to 1 pistons 22 degrees was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By sailvi767
For those concerned about a automatic low voltage...

For those concerned about a automatic low voltage shutdown on a Lithium battery keep in mind their discharge characteristics mean the battery is about done at that point anyway. Lithium maintains its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By sailvi767
100LL is pretty stable. I might just meter a...

100LL is pretty stable. I might just meter a gallon into each fill up.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-01-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By sailvi767
I think the drop is normal. I have found that...

I think the drop is normal. I have found that aircraft with one traditional mag and a electronic ignition show a greater drop running on just the mag than a aircraft running two conventional mags. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,919
Posted By sailvi767
Consider using Marathon instead and renting a...

Consider using Marathon instead and renting a car. Itís a nice drive to Key West from there.
Forum: RV-3 10-30-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By sailvi767
The RV3 kits are very inexpensive. Not sure how...

The RV3 kits are very inexpensive. Not sure how much money you would save doing a scratch build vice modifying the kit to your needs. If on the other hand itís about building the entire plane for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By sailvi767
I also have my EarthX set at 14.2. Itís also a...

I also have my EarthX set at 14.2. Itís also a good practice to warm a Lithium battery a bit before shocking it with a large load. When temps are below 40F I turn on my pitot heat during preflight....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-27-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By sailvi767
I did exactly the same as Steve.

I did exactly the same as Steve.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By sailvi767
Here is the recommended range from the...

Here is the recommended range from the manufacturer. I was always told anything above 14.8 boils the electrolyte out of the cells over time even in a gel cell battery.
If the battery is used in a...
Forum: Rocket 10-22-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By sailvi767
I have zero shimmy in the gear on my Rocket...

I have zero shimmy in the gear on my Rocket however mine have the mod shortening the gear slightly. You might try different tire pressures as this can effect shimmy. We run 45 PSI. Info on gear mod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,141
Posted By sailvi767
I have posted this before but this website is...

I have posted this before but this website is very easy to use and will give you a exact speed. It actually works off 3 90 degree turns.
http://www.csgnetwork.com/tasgpscalc.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,141
Posted By sailvi767
I have the rivet head style static ports. They...

I have the rivet head style static ports. They needed to be filed down to provide the best airspeed reading. I would test fly using the below TAS calculator, land and file then repeat. Took 3 flights...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,141
Posted By sailvi767
A 7 MPH error will make the Dynon wind...

A 7 MPH error will make the Dynon wind indications unusable. As mentioned itís probably the static ports. A jewelers file and several test flights fixed my issue.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By sailvi767
You can also just put a fitting into a primer...

You can also just put a fitting into a primer port and run a dedicated line. Takes about 5 minutes.
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By sailvi767
We jam GPS signals in non US airspace also. We...

We jam GPS signals in non US airspace also. We would lose GPS almost every flight as we passed west of Syria out of Tel Aviv. Sometimes it would drop off within 5 minutes of getting airborne. There...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By sailvi767
If they are jamming one they are almost certainly...

If they are jamming one they are almost certainly jamming all gps signals including glonass since the point of the jamming is for the military to practice operations with GOS inop.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By sailvi767
I donít know anything about the RV12 trim system....

I donít know anything about the RV12 trim system. If however itís conventional in the first pic the trim is full nose up. In the second pic the trim is nose down.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,606
Posted By sailvi767
I am curious if you have the AOA system and tones...

I am curious if you have the AOA system and tones activated on your HDX. It could prevent the situation you described.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By sailvi767
What is your RPM, IAS, OAT and weight? The Vans...

What is your RPM, IAS, OAT and weight? The Vans numbers are at Vy which is slower than most ever climb. I had 10 to 1 pistons in a IO360 and we ran the base timing at 22. Currently I have a IO540...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By sailvi767
I would first get the system tested and visually...

I would first get the system tested and visually check as much of the plumbing as possible. The method you are using is not the appropriate way to solve the issue. Something is wrong given a 500 FPM...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By sailvi767
If you have the continental style injection...

If you have the continental style injection system that ECI was selling its designed not to use the boost pump unless the primary pump fails. If you turn it on you will get a rough running engine. If...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,156
Posted By sailvi767
If you climb at 136 knots TAS will exceed 136...

If you climb at 136 knots TAS will exceed 136 knots as soon as you lift off. The difference grows as you climb but it starts at liftoff or even before if your airport is not at sea level and itís not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,156
Posted By sailvi767
Many certified manufacturers have similar limits...

Many certified manufacturers have similar limits where you can use IAS up to a specific altitude. Above that you revert to TAS. VNE is a combination of flutter margin and structural strength. Flutter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By sailvi767
Your oil temps are two low for effectively...

Your oil temps are two low for effectively burning off water and other deposits. I would consider blocking off part of the oil cooler after checking that your gauge readings are correct.
The temps in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By sailvi767
Given the state of the used aircraft market the...

Given the state of the used aircraft market the last two years the increase is probably on the low side. I think I would just accept it. Hard to know however without the actual number they valued it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,492
Posted By sailvi767
I am betting you were getting preignition not...

I am betting you were getting preignition not detonation. As some mentioned thatís a hot plug. If you ordered them from Amazon they may also be counterfeit not real Denso plugs.
The detonation...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,492
Posted By sailvi767
To really make a good guess we would need to know...

To really make a good guess we would need to know your normal EGT’s at Takeoff , cruise EGT’s, EGT spread from full rich to lean and if carbed or injected. Normally as you lean a engine becomes rough...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By sailvi767
I am thinking that plug has not come out in a...

I am thinking that plug has not come out in a long time. I would mention it to whoever did your prebuy. Mine pulled every plug.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By sailvi767
I am curious, was the plug pulled and cleaned at...

I am curious, was the plug pulled and cleaned at the last annual?
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-04-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,231
Posted By sailvi767
Best post on the thread Bill. These phantom...

Best post on the thread Bill. These phantom engines keep popping up and fading away.
Forum: Southeast 08-31-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By sailvi767
We are headed out of town on Saturday or I would...

We are headed out of town on Saturday or I would pick you up. I assume you are talking about 14A. Should not be a problem to get a Uber or cab. Preferred to land on 14 and depart on 32 unless winds...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,816
Posted By sailvi767
People keep stating that trailing edge flaps...

People keep stating that trailing edge flaps increase stalling AOA. I posted earlier that that is not correct. Here is a simple concise explanation.

Do flaps increase critical angle of attack?
Flaps...
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sailvi767
The answer is easy. The best performance will be...

The answer is easy. The best performance will be a blended airfoil constant speed prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By sailvi767
Counterfeit spark plugs NGK 3961 Spark Plug - BR8ES

I saw mentioned that the NGK BR8ES sparkplugs were available on Amazon at great prices so I ordered two 4 backs. The selling company was Buckeye tool supply via Amazon. The plugs arrived tossed loose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,628
Posted By sailvi767
I would imagine that it reduces the pool to zero...

I would imagine that it reduces the pool to zero give or take 1.
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,816
Posted By sailvi767
I can’t comment on the RV airfoil specifically...

I can’t comment on the RV airfoil specifically but as a general rule trailing edge flaps decrease the stalling angle of attack while increasing the available lift. Leading edge slats increase the...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,816
Posted By sailvi767
I think itís hard to try and apply lessons from a...

I think itís hard to try and apply lessons from a RV9 water landing to the 7,8,14 because of its much lower approach speed. It appears the pilot did a outstanding job and had the aircraft at max AOA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,445
Posted By sailvi767
I would do what is necessary to have the aircraft...

I would do what is necessary to have the aircraft come out of the bottom of the loop at the same altitude and airspeed as you entered the maneuver. In my aircraft I normally start at 160 knots and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,320
Posted By sailvi767
I can also recommend Kent. I have watched as he...

I can also recommend Kent. I have watched as he rebuilt several wrecked RVís. They come out great. He is as mentioned very busy so donít plan a speedy rebuild.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By sailvi767
EGT is mostly meaningless relative to CHT. The...

EGT is mostly meaningless relative to CHT. The CHT 30 degree difference is not really a big issue unless it’s a change from how the engine normally operates. Lots of threads on here about baffling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By sailvi767
A tipover with a second set of latch holes...

A tipover with a second set of latch holes provides excellent ventilation for taxi with the prop blast blowing directly through the cockpit.
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By sailvi767
The website shows for a small piston aircraft...

The website shows for a small piston aircraft 40lb system weight and 70 additional lbs for fluid.
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,048
Posted By sailvi767
Actually ice was not a factor in the crash and...

Actually ice was not a factor in the crash and there was not enough ice to aerodynamically effect the aircraft. The aircraft stalled almost exactly at the published stall speed. Leaving the power at...
Forum: Southeast 07-24-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By sailvi767
Itís a long flight from ATL but a flight out to...

Itís a long flight from ATL but a flight out to Ocracoke (W95) and eating at Howardís is always a nice day. Coming from ATL I would recommend you spend the night at one of the B&Bís and make it a two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 78,064
Posted By sailvi767
The only catch on the Delaware LLC is that taxes...

The only catch on the Delaware LLC is that taxes are still due where the aircraft is based. People with multiple residences or larger aircraft that are always on the move may benefit from it but in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By sailvi767
How much grease is it spitting. A little is fine...

How much grease is it spitting. A little is fine and they even have a tech instruction on how far up the blade it can go. All my props have or do spit some grease when itís hot.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-03-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By sailvi767
There is a similar clearance that can be issued...

There is a similar clearance that can be issued in the US. Itís a cruise clearance. We would often get them flying in less crowded airspace out west. ďDelta 1465 cleared to cruise BozemanĒ. That...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,827
Posted By sailvi767
I think you are to late. The price hike is...

I think you are to late. The price hike is effective today.
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