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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-03-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By ksauce
PayPal autopay

Hey Doug,

I saw the appeal for donations and it brought up a question. I'm a forgetful person so I automate as many things as I can. I setup my PayPal account to send you $5 every month...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,206
Posted By ksauce
I'm convinced Ron Covell is a sheet metal wizard....

I'm convinced Ron Covell is a sheet metal wizard. He has a great video (https://youtu.be/x8PDRAsMDXc) on using snips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,456
Posted By ksauce
From the linked Van's page: Fee for Use of Third...

From the linked Van's page:

Fee for Use of Third Party Freight Forwarders

International kit shipments for which the customer requests to use their own freight forwarder, rather than Vanís...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,865
Posted By ksauce
Interestingly, Van's prices as of 2021 are...

Interestingly, Van's prices as of 2021 are actually lower today when adjusted for inflation.

https://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

I input June 1997 and June 2021 (latest available...
Forum: RV-15 08-02-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,273
Posted By ksauce
Why not both?

I think this is a false choice. The SPA Panther's design allows the builder to choose their style of rivet. In fact, not only can you choose between solid or pulled rivets, you can also choose...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,975
Posted By ksauce
I think the 915 is a great engine. Rotax know...

I think the 915 is a great engine. Rotax know this and are very proud of it; they want nearly $42k for it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-27-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,454
Posted By ksauce
OK, OK, back to the thread but, Dan, this is...

OK, OK, back to the thread but, Dan, this is really interesting. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By ksauce
The current Cougar design is pretty similar to...

The current Cougar design is pretty similar to the 8. In fact, Dan Wesemean (Panther/Cougar designer) compares the two in this EAA webinar. (https://www.eaa.org/videos/6236937849001) The Cougar info...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By ksauce
If you want to choose a slightly...

If you want to choose a slightly different/historical path, find a place that offers instruction in something like a Cub or Citabria. I did my private in the Citabria. To me, they're more exciting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,221
Posted By ksauce
If this is a consideration, it's worth pointing...

If this is a consideration, it's worth pointing out that you can use Fusion 360 for free up to $1000 in annual revenue. See the footnote at the bottom of this page...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-18-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,264
Posted By ksauce
You just described the Rans S-21.

You just described the Rans S-21.
Forum: Autopilots 12-12-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,018
Posted By ksauce
If you're going down the 3d printing route, how...

If you're going down the 3d printing route, how about adjusting the model to mount the GMC in the same location as depicted but supported from the panel? You could also design in a cable management...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 287,613
Posted By ksauce
Yes, the Rans S-21.

Yes, the Rans S-21.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 40,763
Posted By ksauce
Before I gave up flying, I called Randy and asked...

Before I gave up flying, I called Randy and asked him about eeking out 140 knots from the 21. Even the smaller tires in the kit are pretty large. We talked about putting RV-10 mains and pants on it....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 40,763
Posted By ksauce
Checkout Rans' S-21. That checks all of those...

Checkout Rans' S-21. That checks all of those boxes.
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 85,392
Posted By ksauce
Playing with the iPad app I discovered the 175...

Playing with the iPad app I discovered the 175 and 375 have a unique (I think) keyboard layout. It isn't the same as the original 650 linear swipe nor the new (on the 650) qwerty layout.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,783
Posted By ksauce
That raises a good point. I wonder if it's primed?

That raises a good point. I wonder if it's primed?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,783
Posted By ksauce
Having a virtual RV professionally built is...

Having a virtual RV professionally built is clearly in violation of the virtual FAA regs governing homebuilt aircraft.

</sarcasm> tag just in case...

This is cool; I'll probably buy it when it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By ksauce
I like the center seat option for the...

I like the center seat option for the side-by-sides. 95% of the time I fly solo. The 5% when I have a passenger I would rather they sit beside me. Point of reference: you can do this with the Sonex...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 172,494
Posted By ksauce
In the trash

Just a heads up that the Google sheets file is, "in the owner's trash" and won't be available much longer. I made a copy of it just in case.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,908
Posted By ksauce
I've heard that a few times, and I've thought...

I've heard that a few times, and I've thought about it even though it doesn't apply to the bird I'm presently flying. En route and in the soup I would ask for no-gyro vectors to VFR (that's...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-10-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,908
Posted By ksauce
To get GPS as cheaply as possible is likely to...

To get GPS as cheaply as possible is likely to source an older King (KLN) and a standalone CDI. Jepp still sells the database updates for the KLN series.

A quick read of the GRT info on the SX says...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,665
Posted By ksauce
I saw your thread after I posted. Hopefully a mod...

I saw your thread after I posted. Hopefully a mod can rename this thread to be about the pro build change only. I think legal pro builds warrants its own thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,665
Posted By ksauce
LSA gross increase and pro builds

AOPA (http://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/october/07/big-news-from-aopa-carbondale-fly-in) broke the news that the FAA is looking to increase the gross weight limit of LSA aircraft to 3,600...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By ksauce
The exclamation point means there's a message....

The exclamation point means there's a message. You can bring up the messages using the knob.
Forum: GPS 02-16-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By ksauce
Cool! I can?t find that feature in the manual. Is...

Cool! I can?t find that feature in the manual. Is it only call outs for 1000 and 200 agl? If my IFR alt is 6000, I?d love an audio alert if I wander below 5900.

The eventual goal is a 507 but we...
Forum: GPS 02-16-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By ksauce
G5/gtn altitude alert

We are about to undergo an avionics upgrade and add dual G5?s and a gtn 650. Presently, we have a kln 94 and one of the things that I love about it is the ability to set a target altitude and have it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,100
Posted By ksauce
Apologies for the drift, but is this also the...

Apologies for the drift, but is this also the reason the certified G5 can only display Nav info from Nav 1? We?re about to put two G5s, a 650, and a 255 in our club Tiger and it seems silly to need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By ksauce
Partnership structure

Hi All,

My friend and I are approaching the point of buying an RV together. I've found several articles about setting up flying clubs but there's very little I can find on a partnership, let alone...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,041
Posted By ksauce
I used to own an RV-6A and I'm of the same...

I used to own an RV-6A and I'm of the same dimensions as you. The 6 has about 1" less headroom and I fit fine. I do wear QT Halos as my headset as it saves headroom. For more legroom, you can move...
Forum: Rocket 07-16-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,004
Posted By ksauce
That plane is so sexy it's difficult for me to...

That plane is so sexy it's difficult for me to keep this post G rated.

Just let me say, congratulations on an outstanding looking aircraft. I showed one of the photos to a friend of mine and he...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,773
Posted By ksauce
Rotax hasn't released the 915 yet. Most folks are...

Rotax hasn't released the 915 yet. Most folks are expecting it to cost more than $30k given that the 914 sells for around $28k.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,900
Posted By ksauce
I did my transition training in San Diego with...

I did my transition training in San Diego with Reuven Silberman. He has an RV-7A but we did my training in my 6A. I'm not aware of anyone that has the letter of authorization from the FAA in SoCal to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 25,076
Posted By ksauce
Preface: I've only sat in a 14 and not flown one...

Preface: I've only sat in a 14 and not flown one and must trust the flight reports of others. And I used to own a 6A. I'd say there are a few non-financial reasons that I can think of that might sway...
Forum: Rocket 12-10-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 43,861
Posted By ksauce
So...if someone wanted to do an F8, just start...

So...if someone wanted to do an F8, just start with regular RV-8 tail and wings? Any mods?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-01-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By ksauce
Yep, love that book. I'm on Step 1 of his...

Yep, love that book. I'm on Step 1 of his personal minimums (flying good to good). That's why I gave myself the 2000' ceiling to start. Essentially, at this point, I'm looking to depart with good...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-01-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By ksauce
I know that seems quite high. I'm taking the...

I know that seems quite high. I'm taking the advice of my DPE. His words were, "File for the clouds. Wait a while for the approaches."

To be clear, that list is meant to be changeable as my...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-01-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By ksauce
Wet ticket personal minima

Friends,
I've got a 1 week old instrument ticket. I can fly approaches to minimums to the satisfaction of the FAA. I must continue to be able to do that, however, I don't want to PLAN to do that at...
Forum: Reviews 09-29-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By ksauce
QT Halo Customer Service

I bought my QT Halos in September of 2011 and I've been happy with them ever since. Recently, however, I noticed that the strain relief around the plugs was fraying and exposing the wires within the...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,017
Posted By ksauce
It does just that. There's a circular window that...

It does just that. There's a circular window that you have to keep the path within as you move the base. The system will move the cutting head to compensate for misalignment within that circle to...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,286
Posted By ksauce
For those wanting an indication of a blown...

For those wanting an indication of a blown circuit with fuses, there are illuminated blade fuses available. They have a small led built into them that turns on when the fuse blows. Bussman makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,778
Posted By ksauce
I'll actually be using it in the air this week...

I'll actually be using it in the air this week for my instrument checkride. So far, I've flown with it using the sim (x-plane) and I followed along with it on a commercial flight this weekend. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 150,146
Posted By ksauce
I promise I'm not trying to be pedantic, but I...

I promise I'm not trying to be pedantic, but I want to clarify something for those that find this thread in the future. Neither the Garmin 660 nor the G5 with an external antenna will give you a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,872
Posted By ksauce
They don't fly RV-12s, but Liberty Sport Aviation...

They don't fly RV-12s, but Liberty Sport Aviation at Lancaster (KLNS) flies the Bristell and does sport pilot training. Your profile says Freeland, MD and KLNS is about an hour from you which is a...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,007
Posted By ksauce
Yep, understood. We have the 2S. I've been...

Yep, understood. We have the 2S. I've been looking at the ESG. I'm nervous about buying this as I worry about the long term support of the device. Will Appareo be around in 10 years? Will we get...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,007
Posted By ksauce
So now I'm more confused. Does the Stratus (note:...

So now I'm more confused. Does the Stratus (note: not stratux) talk to any ground stations? I thought it was just receiving whatever was broadcast by the ground stations and that the FAA wouldn't be...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,007
Posted By ksauce
The ground based transmitters will only send the...

The ground based transmitters will only send the full complement of traffic information if your transponder tells it what it can receive. The stratus like units will only receive what is broadcast...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,007
Posted By ksauce
ADS-B question

All,

While building, I'm flying a Grumman Tiger (it's almost a certified RV-9A) in a club. It seems that our club's not-so-old Bendix King KT73 mode S transponder is dying. It's an orphan with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By ksauce
Sorry for the delay, I just saw this. I THINK you...

Sorry for the delay, I just saw this. I THINK you can start one from scratch even without buying any other planes. I'm not 100% certain as I never tried before I bought the checklist for the Tiger...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,859
Posted By ksauce
After reading some on the interwebs this morning,...

After reading some on the interwebs this morning, I'm going to give the X-Naut cooling mount a try. There aren't too many reviews on it, so I'll report back what I find.

Link. (https://x-naut.com/)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,859
Posted By ksauce
Good thought. I'm using the Apple leather smart...

Good thought. I'm using the Apple leather smart case and putting it in a ram mount that grabs around the case. I will try removing the case next time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,859
Posted By ksauce
iPad overheating

I took yesterday off from work and spent 6 hours under the hood. It was hot and sticky and while the flying and learning was good, the weather pushed the limits of bearable. My iPad thought so, too,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By ksauce
I've had good luck with CheckMate's app. I used...

I've had good luck with CheckMate's app. I used their physical checklists long before the iPhone was a thing and I really liked their formatting and flow. It's a paid app and you'll have to create...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By ksauce
Ask and ye shall...

Ask and ye shall receive.

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/solidworks-resource-center/solidworks-student-design-kit
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,219
Posted By ksauce
Based on an email they sent out referencing the...

Based on an email they sent out referencing the future of maps with a vector map as the background image for foreflight 8, I think they're going to tick that box next week. Can't wait!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,134
Posted By ksauce
Yep. Theres EFII (http://www.flyefii.com/) and...

Yep. Theres EFII (http://www.flyefii.com/) and Eagle EMS. (http://www.precisionairmotive.com/eagle_ems.htm) If you commit to the UL power engine, they're all FADEC. I'm sure there are others....
Forum: Reviews 06-02-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,440
Posted By ksauce
Sheppard Air Test Prep

This turned out to be a long post. The short version is this: Sheppard Air teaches you to pass the test. I studied in the evenings for about a week and half and got a 95% on my instrument written....
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,116
Posted By ksauce
Use reddit

I'd suggest using reddit. It's VERY easy to create your own subreddit. Here's the link to do it:

https://www.reddit.com/subreddits/create
Forum: Reviews 03-06-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,993
Posted By ksauce
I agree that X-Plane has been trouble free for...

I agree that X-Plane has been trouble free for me. I'm using it through Steam but the DVDs work, too. I installed it and it's been great.

I will also add that getting a plane with good modeling is...
Forum: Reviews 03-06-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,993
Posted By ksauce
PilotEdge

First, some background:

I'm working on an instrument rating. I've been working on basic attitude instrument flying in the sim at home (X-Plane, for me). That's been pretty useful on developing the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 897,958
Posted By ksauce
Are you using the GRT mini as your autopilot? If...

Are you using the GRT mini as your autopilot? If so, are you happy with the ability to have the AFS drive the mini in advanced modes?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,844
Posted By ksauce
I think you're doing better! Last week it was...

I think you're doing better! Last week it was $4.30.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,844
Posted By ksauce
I'm currently flying a tiger out of Donnegal...

I'm currently flying a tiger out of Donnegal Springs (N71) and we go there often for gas. The 100LL is usually the cheapest in the area. They do have mogas on the field if that interests you. I think...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,988
Posted By ksauce
One thing I would note is that their 200hp rating...

One thing I would note is that their 200hp rating is at 3200 RPM. That engine is good for 182hp at 2800 RPM. I recently asked a question about alternative engines on the panther forum (I'd link to...
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