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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By sailvi767
I was just planning a trip down there. In the...

I was just planning a trip down there. In the past I have normally stayed at SGJ however they are quite expensive especially fuel. If you choose to stay there taxi across the airport to the county...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By sailvi767
Just curious, have you measured the distance of...

Just curious, have you measured the distance of your probes from the engine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,071
Posted By sailvi767
The problem with trying to predict when or why...

The problem with trying to predict when or why you might get into a vapor lock situation is there are far to many variables. Eythonal based fuels start degrading the day they are refined. They may...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-09-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By sailvi767
She looks a bit like my granddaughter. She is a...

She looks a bit like my granddaughter. She is a gold star child who loves to fly. Note the same RV grin!
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Forum: Reviews 04-08-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,258
Posted By sailvi767
I just helped sail a boat from the USVI to Key...

I just helped sail a boat from the USVI to Key West. Predict wind said not to go. We went anyway, predict wind was right!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By sailvi767
I would run it with 100% avgas. Sure sounds like...

I would run it with 100% avgas. Sure sounds like fuel vaporizing and quits when the engine has fully cooled in cruise. We’re you higher than you normally fly and how old was the fuel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By sailvi767
The half the steady and all the gust rule is for...

The half the steady and all the gust rule is for transport category aircraft with approach speeds in the 120 to 145 knot range. At RV speeds itís going to result in massive amounts of float.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By sailvi767
Built in central Florida by any chance?

Built in central Florida by any chance?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By sailvi767
Surefly is about to release a backup power system...

Surefly is about to release a backup power system to allow dual installations in certified aircraft. I would definitely give them a call.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-04-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,879
Posted By sailvi767
I do not think they did any real stall testing...

I do not think they did any real stall testing in the aircraft. They used computer simulations to come up with programming for the sims.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By sailvi767
Property Taxes for a aircraft are based on where...

Property Taxes for a aircraft are based on where it actually lives so setting up a LLC in another state is of little value from a property tax standpoint if you are honest. It does however allow some...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,879
Posted By sailvi767
There have been at least two Airbus stall...

There have been at least two Airbus stall accidents in the last 10 years. Both copilots in each case were ab intro pilots trained to fly airliners in simulators with very little actual stick time....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,879
Posted By sailvi767
Here is a thread I started about a similar...

Here is a thread I started about a similar experience to what you had.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1402085
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-29-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,879
Posted By sailvi767
Thatís a very poor accident report. It totally...

Thatís a very poor accident report. It totally omits what may have caused the loss of speed and what type of stall warning or AOA the aircraft had onboard. With the FAA putting a increased emphasis...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By sailvi767
Once the glide path is captured I would set the...

Once the glide path is captured I would set the altitude selector to the missed approach altitude.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,691
Posted By sailvi767
I loved our RV6 and actually felt it handled a...

I loved our RV6 and actually felt it handled a bit better than the one 7 I flew. A well built 6 is the bargain in the vans lineup if purchasing a already built aircraft.
Forum: Reviews 03-13-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By sailvi767
Lightspeed headset service

I broke my 3 year old lightspeed Zulu by sitting on it. Sent it in to be fixed and they returned it completely overhauled looking brand new. Total cost was zero! Cant beat that for customer service!
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,345
Posted By sailvi767
I made numerous donations to the local hospital...

I made numerous donations to the local hospital driving to Rosario beach in college. Weird they had motorcycle cops collecting the donations!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By sailvi767
The above post is spot on. Also be very cautious...

The above post is spot on. Also be very cautious with crosswinds under 5 knots as they can hold wingtip vortices on the runway. Typically they move outward at about 3 knots.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,835
Posted By sailvi767
Property taxes are based on where the aircraft is...

Property taxes are based on where the aircraft is home based. It does not matter if itís in a LLC. Both NC and SC require airports to report all the N numbers of aircraft based there. They catch up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By sailvi767
Badly miss timed mag!

Badly miss timed mag!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By sailvi767
Something I have noted in both aircraft I have...

Something I have noted in both aircraft I have owned about running LOP. They each would run much better LOP at lower altitudes. Current aircraft is butter smooth as lean as I want to run it below...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,346
Posted By sailvi767
I had to work it in a bit and per the...

I had to work it in a bit and per the instructions clip one side off. Works great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,346
Posted By sailvi767
Add one of these to insure the towbar does not...

Add one of these to insure the towbar does not come loose.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By sailvi767
Most adult males or teenage boys can lift a 2...

Most adult males or teenage boys can lift a 2 seat RV by getting under the wing and arching their back. I have seen tires changed this way. Have someone lift it that way and slide some plywood under...
Forum: Safety 02-11-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,640
Posted By sailvi767
With a constant speed prop what is the consensus...

With a constant speed prop what is the consensus on where to set the prop to best approximate a true engine out for practice?
Forum: Safety 02-11-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,640
Posted By sailvi767
I donít believe 10 to 20 degrees of flap will...

I donít believe 10 to 20 degrees of flap will increase gliding distance. That would be highly unusual. Even a small flap extension results in a increase in power requirements to maintain level flight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By sailvi767
Brendon, if you fo desire a bit better cooling...

Brendon, if you fo desire a bit better cooling you can via the dip switches set the Surefly to 23Ē base timing with advance. I run this on my aircraft but I have 9.5 to 1 pistons.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,252
Posted By sailvi767
I would try and make all communication via email...

I would try and make all communication via email so you have a written record. You need to start with your representative on the city council. This might also make a interesting article for the local...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,368
Posted By sailvi767
Insurance is a big issue. The Lance Air 4P...

Insurance is a big issue. The Lance Air 4P turbine is probably the most common conversion out there with a decent number flying. A friend has one currently. He does factory yearly recurrent, 20,000...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By sailvi767
I also have the Surefly with a IO540. I think I...

I also have the Surefly with a IO540. I think I have the opposite problem and am running a bit rich. I see 28 GPH FF with a airport elevation of 840 MSL. I am running 9.5 to one pistons and a CAI. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By sailvi767
The EarthX 680 will save 14lbs over the Odyssey...

The EarthX 680 will save 14lbs over the Odyssey battery. Lightweight starter plus alternator could be another 8. With modern lights and avionics a 40 Amp alternator should be fine.
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Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,368
Posted By sailvi767
Peterís engine in the Raptor failed yesterday. He...

Peterís engine in the Raptor failed yesterday. He was able to make it back to the runway. A lot of work went into the design and he got less than 10 hours before failure.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,924
Posted By sailvi767
The current radio being sold is a different unit....

The current radio being sold is a different unit. Dynon had both a experimental and certified unit. They have stopped using the experimental version and only sell the certified. I replaced my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,507
Posted By sailvi767
USPS? Filler

USPS? Filler
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By sailvi767
I would be useless helping you build but I will...

I would be useless helping you build but I will be happy to take you flying if you need a motivational flight! PM me if interested. I am out of 14A.
George
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By sailvi767
I have a narrow deck in my Rocket. Some believe...

I have a narrow deck in my Rocket. Some believe the narrow deck is stronger. Itís the preferred option for high performance versions.
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Forum: Painting your RV 01-28-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,103
Posted By sailvi767
Wow, thatís ugly, looks like Tesla painted it!...

Wow, thatís ugly, looks like Tesla painted it! Was this a aviation paint shop?
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Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By sailvi767
A lot of FMCís/Navigators use entries that would...

A lot of FMCís/Navigators use entries that would not be used when hand flying. The only requirement is that it keeps the aircraft within the holding airspace.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,767
Posted By sailvi767
How old is the gas once itís in your aircraft....

How old is the gas once itís in your aircraft. Auto fuel starts deteriorating after 30 days.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailvi767
Just me personally but I would change the AOA...

Just me personally but I would change the AOA calibration. Mine is set up so that if I hear a tone at anytime other than in the flare I need to be doing something. It should not be going off in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 51,817
Posted By sailvi767
Ignition and plugs should not matter. Danís...

Ignition and plugs should not matter. Danís engine is I believe a angle valve that responds quite differently to advancing the timing.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 51,817
Posted By sailvi767
I am curious why the fuel pressure is so...

I am curious why the fuel pressure is so different between the two pics. The actual fuel flow is virtually the same.
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,632
Posted By sailvi767
My experience was exactly the same. The aircraft...

My experience was exactly the same. The aircraft did have a easily correctable nose down pitching moment but otherwise flew normally.
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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 51,817
Posted By sailvi767
A couple of things to consider. Some have...

A couple of things to consider. Some have described the advance curve as aggressive but given that it’s certified in a wide variety of aircraft it’s not that aggressive. The 38 degrees often quoted...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By sailvi767
I just installed a Surefly. I explored a bunch of...

I just installed a Surefly. I explored a bunch of options since my battery is in the tail. They were pretty adamant that the only two sources were direct from the battery or the hot side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By sailvi767
When shopping years ago for a RV6/7 I did look at...

When shopping years ago for a RV6/7 I did look at one aircraft that had at least a dozen blisters on the tank using auto fuel and none on the 100LL side. He ran the highest quality auto fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By sailvi767
It appears everyone has forgotten the importance...

It appears everyone has forgotten the importance of tongue position during hot starts. Not one mention of this critical factor. During a waning moon my tongue has to be on the right side, waxing moon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By sailvi767
As mentioned it will do all of that. Itís...

As mentioned it will do all of that. Itís basically the entire GPS navigation system stripped out of the 650 and functions virtually identically. It has some flight plan upload and download features...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By sailvi767
I have only had a GPS outage flying in the Middle...

I have only had a GPS outage flying in the Middle East where the signals were jammed. Even that was localized. If I were to encounter a signal failure I would inform ATC if IFR and request vectors....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By sailvi767
I went with a Dynon HDX and Garmin 175. Did not...

I went with a Dynon HDX and Garmin 175. Did not want the complexity and Antennas involved in a VHF nav installation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By sailvi767
ß 23.925 Propeller clearance. Unless smaller...

ß 23.925 Propeller clearance.
Unless smaller clearances are sub- stantiated, propeller clearances, with the airplane at the most adverse com- bination of weight and center of grav- ity, and with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By sailvi767
I use the ĺ turn method which should be about 16...

I use the ĺ turn method which should be about 16 ftlbs. Oil filters require a strong pull to get them started on removal. Never had one spin off easily. Just curious if the filter was safety wired?
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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,895
Posted By sailvi767
I would double check that your oil sender is...

I would double check that your oil sender is reading the correct temp. I canít imagine how you can almost block the entire cooler and not see higher temps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,006
Posted By sailvi767
Maybe we need a thread on this filter system....

Maybe we need a thread on this filter system. What is the downside? Seems cheaper over time, easier to use with lower oil temps. Thinking about ordering one today but there must be something I am...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,818
Posted By sailvi767
As I mentioned in another post their new 4amp...

As I mentioned in another post their new 4amp standby battery has that capability and restricts charging levels. Perhaps that capability will expand to the starting batteries.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,818
Posted By sailvi767
Lithium batteries tend to have their lifespans...

Lithium batteries tend to have their lifespans reduced by high charge rates, especially when cold or near fully charged. It’s one of the reasons Tesla carefully regulates charging speed and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,818
Posted By sailvi767
EarthX does have a small standby battery that can...

EarthX does have a small standby battery that can be used by any alternator as it regulates charging amperage at the battery. They certainly could add that system to the bigger batteries.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,818
Posted By sailvi767
I just asked my wife to give away the chocolate...

I just asked my wife to give away the chocolate pie and and pour out the eggnog. My internally regulated food meter fails when within 6 feet of chocolate pie every single time! Thatís forces me into...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By sailvi767
Thatís why I thought this seems like a good...

Thatís why I thought this seems like a good option. It has those protections built in. From EarthX: The ETX104 back up battery is a lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) 4Ah battery designed to provide...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By sailvi767
ETX-104

Has anyone installed a ETX-104. I am considering going with dual electronic ignitions and this seems like a ideal backup battery. 1.3 lbs and a very small footprint....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,818
Posted By sailvi767
I am curious what size alternator those of you...

I am curious what size alternator those of you with the puffed cases have installed. I noticed one post in this thread stated he saw more than 60 amps when charging a low battery. EarthX is very...
Forum: Safety 12-27-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,051
Posted By sailvi767
This is especially true if you have a Lithium...

This is especially true if you have a Lithium battery installed. I am running a small 40 Amp alternator and voltage will sag from my normal 14.2 down to the mid 13ís or so until the battery gets...
Forum: Safety 12-25-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,051
Posted By sailvi767
Can you post what you find the problem to be? Did...

Can you post what you find the problem to be? Did you have a backup battery for the GRTís and if so did that fail also?
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