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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,204
Posted By ty1295
I forgot the same airplane had what was basically...

I forgot the same airplane had what was basically clear chain saw fuel tube ran into the cockpit, secured with safety wire for the primer lines.
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,204
Posted By ty1295
Just to clarify, non of these issues were on my...

Just to clarify, non of these issues were on my airplane or done by an A&P I hired. They are in fact RV's brought to myself and my buddy to do work on their airplanes, most likely due to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By ty1295
80 Miles west at KLOU we have a bunch of RV...

80 Miles west at KLOU we have a bunch of RV activity, and if weather is good rides won't be an issue normally either.

Right now we have a couple 8's, 9, 6, 9 project, 7 project on the way, harmon...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,204
Posted By ty1295
I agree 110%. In fact I am starting to think...

I agree 110%. In fact I am starting to think some A&P's are worse mechanics than people who have never built an airplane.
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,204
Posted By ty1295
A&P and Builder Dispointment

I dove head first into the experimental world a few years ago, and have been almost full time building and repairing them in that time. I have am a Manufacturing Engineer by trade with a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,116
Posted By ty1295
What you read is correct, but really only applies...

What you read is correct, but really only applies to phase 1.

Keep in mind on initial contact to a tower you must announce experimental. After phase 1 we operate just like any other airplane in...
Forum: Tools 03-19-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By ty1295
I have both red and blue. My red is a tig200. I...

I have both red and blue. My red is a tig200. I am not happy with the tig200, especially for aluminum. The arc is nice, but on aluminum the machine is a bit too smart and shuts off unless you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By ty1295
As a Dynon dealer/RV builder I would be happy to...

As a Dynon dealer/RV builder I would be happy to have a phone call regardless of who you go with.

I do have some Garmin install experience also.

email me a good # and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By ty1295
WW2 Vets

A local group of us have been planning this for a couple months, waiting for the right weather, and today was it.

Back in December a WW2 vet was looking for Christmas cards to cheer him up. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By ty1295
Just about all the RV's at our airport have...

Just about all the RV's at our airport have smoke. Of course the threat of locking any RV owner in the plastic blue porta johns if they don't install smoke might be a factor.

We do use them regular...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By ty1295
I have a 3 blade, and once you increase the slot...

I have a 3 blade, and once you increase the slot length it isn't really a big issue. I did make some socks to go over the prop blade if I need to do it by myself, with help you can avoid those even.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By ty1295
Something I learned watching a much more...

Something I learned watching a much more experienced painter work is to work in reverse of what you think. The smaller the feature on the paint the sooner in the process it is done.

For example a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By ty1295
If you are doing the wiring/setup yourself and...

If you are doing the wiring/setup yourself and will need some technical support I would suggest finding someone able to provide that directly. Sometimes it is nice to have a 2nd person to call...
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By ty1295
I have the exact prop on my 9a, and have been...

I have the exact prop on my 9a, and have been happy so far.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By ty1295
Take the picture while flying inverted may help?

Take the picture while flying inverted may help?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By ty1295
Just about all the RV guys at our airport have...

Just about all the RV guys at our airport have switched over to Apex batteries that are $40 each. The ones that went from PC680 were impressed. AT $40 a battery I planned to just put a new one in...
Forum: Southeast 01-22-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By ty1295
If you can't find someone close, we can make it...

If you can't find someone close, we can make it happen in Louisville, Ky area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By ty1295
I built a 9a and flew 230 hours in just the first...

I built a 9a and flew 230 hours in just the first year. I live in Louisville Ky. In the first year it went from Wisconsin, to Colorado, Utah, Seattle, Texas, Gulf Coast and many place in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,277
Posted By ty1295
Just to add my 2 cents which are becoming less...

Just to add my 2 cents which are becoming less valuable by the day.

As soon as money is exchanged whoever is doing the work is no longer an armature. With that said you technically could pay...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,193
Posted By ty1295
I built a 9a with IO-340 after researching both...

I built a 9a with IO-340 after researching both engines. I chose the 340 based on a couple factors.

Delivery time at the time was about half that of Lycoming.
To same options required thunderbolt...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,797
Posted By ty1295
As mentioned plan ahead and come down at a nice...

As mentioned plan ahead and come down at a nice pace. For me I have the dynon HDX and it will show me what FPM I need to decend to get to pattern altitude, when it gets close to 500 I set A/P or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-05-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,370
Posted By ty1295
TV Looks familiar but slightly different at the...

TV Looks familiar but slightly different at the same time, did you get a new antenna?
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,238
Posted By ty1295
And wing airfoil.

And wing airfoil.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,238
Posted By ty1295
So with that said, just arm chair thinking I...

So with that said, just arm chair thinking I wonder if someone could do a clipped wing 9. HMMMM...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By ty1295
I do all my own cutouts, having a full machine...

I do all my own cutouts, having a full machine shop helps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By ty1295
Why not use the dynon transponder and save that...

Why not use the dynon transponder and save that panel space?

I prefer flaps, fuel pump right above the throttle so that you can turn them on/off without looking and moving far from the throttle. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By ty1295
This was my first thought also. You want the...

This was my first thought also. You want the flap and fuel pump switch in positions where you can activate them without looking and even better with your hand still on the throttle.

I also 2nd the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,819
Posted By ty1295
I would agree the asking price is in the...

I would agree the asking price is in the ballpark, and any difference would be personal preference and build quality.

I would surely pay the $102k for a well built machine vs less for one that has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By ty1295
Been in back of my buddies RV8 many times, we are...

Been in back of my buddies RV8 many times, we are both around 260. Be aware of landing it changes a lot.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,831
Posted By ty1295
Although I fall on the Dynon side, both systems...

Although I fall on the Dynon side, both systems are good and as mentioned price would not be my determining factor between the two. Try to get in front of both and see which one you like.
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By ty1295
No 10's but lots of other RV activity at Bowman...

No 10's but lots of other RV activity at Bowman field KLOU almost daily. Feel free to contact me if you ever want to stop by.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By ty1295
If you are willing to travel to Louisville...

If you are willing to travel to Louisville Kentucky area, we can get you some air time behind Dynon to evaluate, and as much ground time as you want.

If you choose Dynon we can help with that as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,120
Posted By ty1295
You have selected the right brand of homebuilt. ...

You have selected the right brand of homebuilt. 6, 7, 9 A or not, you will enjoy it greatly.

I love my 9a, my wife is learning to fly in it. You can't go wrong.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,890
Posted By ty1295
I see a lot of WANTED RV9 Posts. Owning one I...

I see a lot of WANTED RV9 Posts. Owning one I am a bit biased, but it is an awesome airplane to fly either local or cross country. Stalls like a big baby, lands very easy once you are comfortable...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,625
Posted By ty1295
I would just put new o rings on the caliper pucks...

I would just put new o rings on the caliper pucks also. Cheap and can save you being stuck at an airport.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,054
Posted By ty1295
Just did 50 hours of flying over 2 weeks. ...

Just did 50 hours of flying over 2 weeks. Longest leg about 3.5hr which is about the max I like to extend the fuel. 6+ hrs in 1 day were not a problem.

If you sit in 1 don't judge the RV based on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By ty1295
Having just done a panel upgrade for a customer...

Having just done a panel upgrade for a customer using Dynon as mentioned it will vary a bunch. You are best to assume a complete rewire of the aircraft assuming your basic VFR panel include engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,621
Posted By ty1295
Very good idea on friction throttle. Also study...

Very good idea on friction throttle. Also study up on FFI.aero if you have not already. Makes it safe and possible to fly with others if we all follow the same procedures.

I am fairly new myself...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-09-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,233
Posted By ty1295
Louisville, Ky Formation Day

With several of us planning to do the Pine Bluff Clinic and due to various issues all of us had to cancel. (Mostly weather) the local group got together today and did 2 flights. 1st one was 5 ship,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By ty1295
I have the almost 14 mod in my 9a. Both of my...

I have the almost 14 mod in my 9a. Both of my braces bent. Pilot side I remade out of 1/8" aluminum and slightly shorter. The receiver for almost 14 mod allowed for thicker plate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,765
Posted By ty1295
Just got back from a short trip (42 hours in 2...

Just got back from a short trip (42 hours in 2 weeks).

200 hours in the first year of flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By ty1295
Be sure to look at the airplane requirements...

Be sure to look at the airplane requirements also, such as fuel flow, compression tests, etc documented. Its a great program but be aware the plane has to meet some requirements also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By ty1295
Probably 200+ landings in my 1 year old 160 Hr 9a...

Probably 200+ landings in my 1 year old 160 Hr 9a now. A couple months ago I took my old CFI (non RV guy) for a flight. He landed it very flat, so just be aware just because someone has a CFI...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By ty1295
2nd this, all my lighting is his and I get...

2nd this, all my lighting is his and I get compliments all the time.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-25-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,790
Posted By ty1295
Not only does the Operation Limitations need to...

Not only does the Operation Limitations need to state, but you must document some inspections of the aircraft prior to doing the 2nd pilot program.

I did the 2nd pilot from hour zero and found it...
Forum: Northwest 08-25-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By ty1295
KPLU Thun Field

Looking to fly in mid sept to visit family for week or two. If anybody has spare hangar space for RV9A, be glad to pay rent -vs- the local options.
Forum: Southeast 08-20-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,273
Posted By ty1295
My step son is at Barksdale also. I don't think...

My step son is at Barksdale also. I don't think you can regret an RV.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ty1295
Thursday night we called my wife's son stationed...

Thursday night we called my wife's son stationed in Shreveport Louisiana and thought of flying his direction for a quick visit. That did not work out due to weather so due east was decided...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ty1295
With the missing man mission accomplished all 7...

With the missing man mission accomplished all 7 pilots were ready to depart around 1:15 pm Local time. KC flight heading back to KC, Jesse just a short hop home, Dave and Kurt back to Louisville,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ty1295
25 hrs, 5 days, Honoring a Vet in an RV9

Monday August 10th started with a text stating "Weather is moving in, we may leave earlier than planned"

As quickly as possible, the wife and I finished gathering our belongings and were off to the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-16-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,184
Posted By ty1295
I just got done making a big trip from Kentucky...

I just got done making a big trip from Kentucky to Wisconsin to Colorado and back.

The 9 likes to be up a bit higher to get the fuel burn and cruise speed up. On the way to Wisconsin I was flying...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By ty1295
Yes, they have been very slightly bigger. Some...

Yes, they have been very slightly bigger. Some have had minor issue, others none at all. I actually have the earth x box, and it fit by loosening the attach bolt, sliding battery in and retighten....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By ty1295
I can tell you that we have 5 airplanes now at...

I can tell you that we have 5 airplanes now at our airport that have switched to the APEX battery, several from the Odyssey. Every one of us has had awesome success with the battery. Don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,658
Posted By ty1295
My CFII buddy here at KLOU can provide transition...

My CFII buddy here at KLOU can provide transition in your airplane.

smokeonaviation @gmail
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By ty1295
My next door hangar friend and one of our main...

My next door hangar friend and one of our main local formation guys. Sunday we exposed another RV owner to formation, and in the future he may get involved also.

For anybody that hasn't done...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By ty1295
Formation Awesome Picture

Today we did a mini formation intro and practice. Lots of good times and pictures, but this one does stand out as on my "really cool" list on our flight back to home base.

I am still learning, and...
Forum: Formation Flying 07-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,245
Posted By ty1295
Sent a PM with more contact info.

Sent a PM with more contact info.
Forum: Formation Flying 07-08-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,245
Posted By ty1295
Send us an email, we are looking at doing a mini...

Send us an email, we are looking at doing a mini event later this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ3OJVTVX6c&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Formation Flying 07-08-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,245
Posted By ty1295
If you want to fly south to Louisville there is a...

If you want to fly south to Louisville there is a group of us that almost weekly fly formation and looking for more. Email us at smokeoneaviation @ gmail and we can keep you updated.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-29-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By ty1295
Our local group does a fair amount of...

Our local group does a fair amount of formation/smoke. I know at least 2 of us mounted the switch between the throttle and mixture cable. Super easy to reach while you are on the throttle doing...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,215
Posted By ty1295
The smallest one is all you need. RV's have...

The smallest one is all you need. RV's have light stick forces anyways, you will be just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,769
Posted By ty1295
I have a tail kit that will probably never become...

I have a tail kit that will probably never become an airplane either. Construction is good, just found a more complete aircraft kit instead to finish.

I would imagine if you looked at serial #'s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,769
Posted By ty1295
Mine is flying but still not "DONE". So are...

Mine is flying but still not "DONE". So are they ever really FINISHED?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By ty1295
It hit me when 2 weeks ago I was told I had to...

It hit me when 2 weeks ago I was told I had to move the rudder pedals. My response was wait a minute, I built this airplane for me!

I made some quick to install extensions instead, but you are...
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