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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By scrollF4
Doug, Well done, my friend, I'm really happy to...

Doug,
Well done, my friend, I'm really happy to see this voyage taking you so far. Now take care of that lovely wife of yours. Tell Susan we're thinking about her (you stay well!).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up CONGRATULATIONS!

Kathy,
That's outstanding news about an outstanding line of products...well done! I'll shake everyone's hands in July at OSH.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-18-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By scrollF4
The oil's still available. I can load it into...

The oil's still available. I can load it into your pickup with a forklift.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-17-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By scrollF4
Same here. Happened today.

Same here. Happened today.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By scrollF4
Ron, Hey great to hear from you! To be clear,...

Ron,
Hey great to hear from you!
To be clear, itís NOT my sale: Itís Jimís, from Smoke System Helper. I ordered one of three barrels and volunteered my hangar as a single shipping point for the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By scrollF4
Tom, $775 for this 55 gal drum of Snake Oil...

Tom,
$775 for this 55 gal drum of Snake Oil ($14/gal) is cheaper than ACS's Aeroshell 55 gal drum ($948, or $17.24/gal, plus tax and shipping). $775 is SSH's list price only, so it looks like he's...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By scrollF4
This offer is for real. The drum is in my...

This offer is for real. The drum is in my hangar, waiting for a buyer.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,471
Posted By scrollF4
Yes, I floxed the hole in. Skyviewís AOA is just...

Yes, I floxed the hole in. Skyviewís AOA is just fine (once calibrated airborne).
Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By scrollF4
With the autopilot engaged, you have more...

With the autopilot engaged, you have more electrons in the roll servo and associated wiring. This makes the right wing heavier.

:rolleyes:

Just kidding. Couldnít resist. :cool:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-26-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By scrollF4
Thread moved

>>MOD: Moved the thread to more appropriate forum: "Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat"<<
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By scrollF4
Weíll, címon then. Who was this builder?

Weíll, címon then. Who was this builder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,010
Posted By scrollF4
KELLI GIRL

Hal,
KELLI GIRLís story may or may not fit your bill, but I did loosely base her on Gen Reg Urschlerís P-51 GUNFIGHTER.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=132000
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By scrollF4
Thread reopened

Folks,
Please honor Dougís ďno politicsĒ rule. This is a valuable discussion on fuels, so please letís stick to it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By scrollF4
Chad, Thanks for the update. Question: If I have...

Chad,
Thanks for the update. Question: If I have a VPX and the B&C external regulator, but no PPS, does this apply? I just want to be clear.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By scrollF4
Öor remnants getting into your electrical and...

Öor remnants getting into your electrical and avionics connections later down the road.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By scrollF4
Try Weld-On 16. That'll reattach it, but the...

Try Weld-On 16. That'll reattach it, but the break itself will still be evident.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,960
Posted By scrollF4
Fall 2020, I took two deer in South Texas and...

Fall 2020, I took two deer in South Texas and left them at the processor. When they were ready, I removed the right stick, right seat, and the smoke tank (mounted behind the copilot seat). I used...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,930
Posted By scrollF4
Where was the hit?

Itís good that the bird hit outside the tank. Now, did the impact happen on a rib rivet line, or between the ribs? If itís between the ribs, thatís most likely repairable. If itís on the rivet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-27-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By scrollF4
EarthX Battery Fault Matrix

Chris,
To be sure you're aware of the EarthX's fault matrix, here it is from the ETX series manual. The fault light will either flash fast (overtemp), flash slowly (other problems,...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,392
Posted By scrollF4
Indeed we did:...

Indeed we did: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203048

I recommend we divert CO discussions to THAT thread in the interest of not hijacking THIS thread. Both are great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By scrollF4
Well done, DR, you certainly have earned it. Now...

Well done, DR, you certainly have earned it. Now maybe we'll see more of you out at 52F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By scrollF4
I like it, Mac.

I like it, Mac.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By scrollF4
Dan's approach is great. I'm simply not that...

Dan's approach is great. I'm simply not that high-tech: I am handling oil inside the cockpit, so I do my VERY best not to spill anything.

KELLI GIRL is a tip-up, and the smoke oil tank is mounted...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-06-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By scrollF4
Needed: RV Stick Models (3D printer file, etc)

As a formation flight lead, I REALLY need to get my hands on a pair of 6-to-9 inch wingspan models of RVs on sticks. Hand-flying those in a briefing and debriefing has long been a great graphical...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,630
Posted By scrollF4
Well done, Scott, can't wait to see performance...

Well done, Scott, can't wait to see performance numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By scrollF4
I bought my original relay from O'Reilly's...

I bought my original relay from O'Reilly's Auto/Aviation Supply. Cost about 0.01 AMU (or $10ish), give or take. I think it was this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By scrollF4
Ah, now I know why I didn't utilize this...

Ah, now I know why I didn't utilize this capability. I'm a Foreflight kind of guy, and this requires Garmin Pilot.
Forum: Safety 01-23-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,620
Posted By scrollF4
John, Respectfully, I think you're confusing...

John,
Respectfully, I think you're confusing basic hypoxia with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Stated simply, hypoxia is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen (O2) reaching body tissues. There are...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By scrollF4
Wonderful mod. Question: Can this also work in...

Wonderful mod. Question: Can this also work in the RV-6, -7, or -9 tipup?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By scrollF4
I acknowledge that I have been picked. Bottom...

I acknowledge that I have been picked. Bottom line: the hotter part of whatever is going on is going on closer to the EGT probe than normal, raising the sensed EGT.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By scrollF4
If one plug fouls (leaving only one good spark on...

If one plug fouls (leaving only one good spark on that cylinder), the ignition happens late. That allows the fire to travel up into the exhaust, creating a HIGHER EGT reading on that cylinder. You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By scrollF4
Dang, I hadn't recognized that capability. I'm...

Dang, I hadn't recognized that capability. I'm trying it out with the next database update.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By scrollF4
replies

"What does the 510 do that the 110/210 does not do?"

See here for a features comparison chart: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/153681/pn/010-01194-41 . Right up front I see that the 110 is not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By scrollF4
Here's my approach

I have the same basic setup as you: Foreflight on the iPad, and Skyview HDX and Garmin GTN-650xi in the panel. I use the GTN exclusively as my navigator: It talks to HDX through the Dynon arinc...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By scrollF4
T Bear is right: We'd hate to lose your voice in...

T Bear is right: We'd hate to lose your voice in the community. However, if you really want your account gone, just email your request to the website owner Doug Reeves at vansairforce@gmail.com .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By scrollF4
That's the very article. Good read on a great...

That's the very article. Good read on a great headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By scrollF4
The Cards' CQ Headsets featured in AOPA Pilot Magazine

Scott and Tanya,
Hey, I just read Dave Hirschman's glowing article on your headsets...congratulations! Looks like the bluetooth feature is a real hit. What a great story.
Congrats, Cookie and Scoot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By scrollF4
UD, How many layers of cloth did this require?

UD,
How many layers of cloth did this require?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,025
Posted By scrollF4
As mentioned, the ETX680 is just a tad too thick....

As mentioned, the ETX680 is just a tad too thick. However, I mounted first ETX in the Van's box by adding left and right side spacers between the box and the firewall. I fab'd match-drilled lengths...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By scrollF4
I find it curious to see the ADHRS module...

I find it curious to see the ADHRS module included in this arrangement. Surely there's a lot of magnetively-attractive metal in that stack. Seems like it would impact mag heading sensing.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By scrollF4
I concur with Carl: The 2-axis autopilot (pitch...

I concur with Carl: The 2-axis autopilot (pitch and roll) is plenty.

However, I did install this rudder trim system from Aerosport:
https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rudder-trim/

I have it...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By scrollF4
Are you looking for...

Are you looking for these?

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/tug-guards-for-nosewheel-rvs
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-26-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,970
Posted By scrollF4
Nice one

What a cute pup. Thanks, Cards, Merry Christmas.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-24-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By scrollF4
Nah, I extract the oil 25 hours in like you...

Nah, I extract the oil 25 hours in like you described.
I decowl, drain the oil, and change the filter every other 25 hours (and cut open the filter for inspection). That makes a 50-hour interval...
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By scrollF4
No, I called Lycoming directly and they answered...

No, I called Lycoming directly and they answered the question for all 3 of my prop/engine combinations.
They also had me call the prop manufacturer as well to see if they had corroborating,...
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By scrollF4
Call Lycoming

Best bet is to call the Lycoming tech support guys and ask about specific restrictions for the specific prop model and specific engine model combination. It'll vary. Some have no restrictions.
Forum: RV-15 12-21-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,489
Posted By scrollF4
...under each wing to keep the load and muzzle...

...under each wing to keep the load and muzzle blast symmetric.

Dude... :cool:

A young man can dream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,154
Posted By scrollF4
Ed, Thanks for getting me back into the books: I...

Ed,
Thanks for getting me back into the books: I now understand the LPV, WAAS and RAIM roles, relationship, and requirements better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,154
Posted By scrollF4
GPS navigation to VORs and for VOR approaches...

GPS navigation to VORs and for VOR approaches make the nav receiver seem unnecessary.

HOWEVER...

I absolutely love the fact that that same nav receiver enables me to fly LOC and ILS approaches,...
Forum: Safety 12-11-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,716
Posted By scrollF4
This one has played long enough. Excellent...

This one has played long enough. Excellent thoughts by all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,025
Posted By scrollF4
Roger that, Jim, that's not a problem. I meant...

Roger that, Jim, that's not a problem. I meant two things:
- It'll take a little longer to recharge the 900 with a 60 amp alternator, but I should have pointed out it takes only a minute or two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,025
Posted By scrollF4
One other consideration, slightly buried in their...

One other consideration, slightly buried in their documentation:
You want to get the right battery for your alternator.

If your alternator is rated for 60 amps (as is for most of the 2-seat RVs),...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-30-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,799
Posted By scrollF4
Nope. You, Sir, are incorrect. I flew 2069...

Nope.

You, Sir, are incorrect.

I flew 2069 hours (no more, no less) in the back seat of F-4G Phantom Wild Weasels. The forward visibility from the "pit" was so bad that pilots, taking their...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-18-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By scrollF4
Prayer light set to bright/flash

Doug,
I know Susie must be taking her Momís loss hard, but she is surrounded by friends who pray for her peace. I remember how much you enjoyed taking Edna flying, and how she enjoyed being your...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-17-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,059
Posted By scrollF4
Proposing...THE RV-16!!

...and why not ?!

What do you get when you expand the size of an RV-7?
The RV-14!
After all: RV-7 x 2 = RV-14

With that in mind....

What do you get when you expand the size of an RV-8?
The...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By scrollF4
Mike speaks with wisdom. Check out FFI.AERO for...

Mike speaks with wisdom. Check out FFI.AERO for more info. FFI was started by an RVír for RVírs, although it has expanded into other general aviation types.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,310
Posted By scrollF4
OK, It's My Turn

Dan,
I'll relay a similar story, but I was "that guy." Our airport (52F, under the DFW Class B shelf) is close enough to DFW, Alliance, and Denton that we try to align our runway 17/35 ops with the...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By scrollF4
Mickey, Is your aircraft wrapped, or...

Mickey,
Is your aircraft wrapped, or painted/bare?
Vinyl wrap changes the airplaneís impedance and, thus, can impact your radiosí transmission or reception unless addressed. Happened to me.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By scrollF4
Please help me understand what protections you...

Please help me understand what protections you still have. Does that circuit still have normal over-amp CB protection?
Forum: Safety 10-11-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,184
Posted By scrollF4
Scott, What a well-stated comment. To me the...

Scott,
What a well-stated comment. To me the biggest take-away is that the part appeared to have failed in a manner completely outside the failure mode addressed by the SB. Another reason for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,339
Posted By scrollF4
X2 for the Aveo Red Barons. I mounted two of...

X2 for the Aveo Red Barons. I mounted two of them on the fuselage at exactly the same point over/under each other on the fuselage top and bottom half way back between the rear window and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By scrollF4
Bulldog Flight

Hey Slats,
Will Bulldog Flight perform in the Airshow box again this year? What a great performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By scrollF4
The Mountain calls!

Kelli and I CANNOT WAIT for PJ! It's always a hoot, wonderful people, great food, and fantastic scenery both from the air and on the ground.

As for me, I'm on the hunt for the 1st place trophy in...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,184
Posted By scrollF4
By whoís direction?

Gerard,
Have you turned in the part for an engineering assessment, perhaps to Vanís? Are you relaying Vanís engineersí direction to suspend the SB? That failure is pretty notable, and Iím glad you...
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