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Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,599
Posted By bigbill25
I'll put in my guess for a side-by-side with a...

I'll put in my guess for a side-by-side with a 915is up front. A turbo would be great for high/hot back country work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,299
Posted By bigbill25
Dual-sreen Skyview Announced:

http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/07/24/vans-debuts-dynon-skyview-touch-panel-for-rv-12/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By bigbill25
Sunriver is a great place. There is a separated...

Sunriver is a great place. There is a separated bike path that goes right to the airport and a couple of picnic tables there so you can sit and watch the planes. Most rental houses in Sunriver have a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,710
Posted By bigbill25
Per Van's Facebook page:...

Per Van's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/vans-aircraft-inc/dynon-skyview-efis/770792982931076
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,633
Posted By bigbill25
I'm still hopeful for Swift Fuel....

I'm still hopeful for Swift Fuel.

http://swiftfuels.com/

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By bigbill25
You are welcome to use...

You are welcome to use this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigbill25/3644626283/in/set-72157619936505081/

Or any of these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigbill25/sets/72157619944719712/

--Bill
Forum: GPS 01-14-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 61,152
Posted By bigbill25
If you bought Air Nav Pro for you Nex4, you can...

If you bought Air Nav Pro for you Nex4, you can also use it on your wife's Nex7. All you need to do is enable Multi-user mode. On the Nex7, go into Settings, and then select user. You'll see a Add...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,055
Posted By bigbill25
For Android tablets, I highly recommend staying...

For Android tablets, I highly recommend staying with Google. The Nexus 7 or Nexus 10. They are always first to get updates, and you can almost guarantee a developer will be using them to develop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,757
Posted By bigbill25
Internet access? Do you get a good WiFi signal...

Internet access? Do you get a good WiFi signal out there? If not, consider running some Cat-5e or Cat-6 over there. Pulling up a PDF or posting a question to VAF while looking at the problem would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,024
Posted By bigbill25
From...

From https://www.facebook.com/notes/vans-aircraft-inc/rotax-912is/381492068527838
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,618
Posted By bigbill25
S-LSAs are built by a manufacturer (The Synergy...

S-LSAs are built by a manufacturer (The Synergy Air built ones will be S-LSA). All the home-built RV-12s are E-LSAs. If you deviate from Van's plans, then it is an E-AB...

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,817
Posted By bigbill25
Wow! They even stepped away from the "home-built"...

Wow! They even stepped away from the "home-built" videos and have a real, produced video to go with a real, produced airplane! Very cool.

--Bill
Forum: GPS 07-31-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 61,152
Posted By bigbill25
I have a N7 and like it quite a bit. I have not,...

I have a N7 and like it quite a bit. I have not, however, tried it in the cockpit. It is an IPS panel, like the iPad. Great viewing angles. It would definitely be a lot better than the Nook Color!...
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,951
Posted By bigbill25
Weather Image

SkyView showing ADS-B in weather:

http://i50.tinypic.com/kai96t.jpg

VERY big version: http://www.dynonavionics.com/downloads/Press/SkyView-ADS-B-Weather.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,063
Posted By bigbill25
Very cool! I assume you are forbidden to say the...

Very cool! I assume you are forbidden to say the words "SpaceX" or "Dragon"?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,843
Posted By bigbill25
It had a hand brake, too...

It had a hand brake, too...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,069
Posted By bigbill25
According to the factory, this is not suitable...

According to the factory, this is not suitable for the RV-12:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/vans-aircraft-inc/rotax-912is/381492068527838
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 101,240
Posted By bigbill25
Isn't static pressure vs. pitot pressure IAS? A...

Isn't static pressure vs. pitot pressure IAS? A good static port should be designed to have the same pressure at all AOAs. I believe you need a third source that provides a dynamic difference with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,621
Posted By bigbill25
Just think what will happen when Dynon finally...

Just think what will happen when Dynon finally gets their radio done, which I assume will include an intercom:

http://i42.tinypic.com/b5ml9y.jpg

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,897
Posted By bigbill25
Sure. The Van's download is just the the .dwg...

Sure. The Van's download is just the the .dwg file. Kind of like getting a .doc or .pdf. You just need the viewer for that format. You can get the Android version...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,897
Posted By bigbill25
RV-12 Wiring Diagrams Now Available!

From Van's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=303203533083918&set=a.124659254271681.21139.121827541221519&type=1
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 169,248
Posted By bigbill25
It has a Mode S Code, so I would assume they have...

It has a Mode S Code, so I would assume they have a Skyview system in it...

Now, can I make a automated camera system that starts snapping pics whenever it sees that code and stick it at the end of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,451
Posted By bigbill25
Is the LSA limit 10,000', or is that just a Sport...

Is the LSA limit 10,000', or is that just a Sport Pilot limit?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,052
Posted By bigbill25
AVweb posted a...

AVweb posted a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Q5SWEU16c
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,052
Posted By bigbill25
The Mothership just posted this on Facebook:...

The Mothership just posted this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notes/vans-aircraft-inc/rotax-912is/381492068527838
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,891
Posted By bigbill25
Bruce, when you are viewing your photo in Flickr,...

Bruce, when you are viewing your photo in Flickr, above the picture you will see a button marked "Share". Click that and at the bottom of the drop-down menu will be "Grab the HTML/BBCode". Choose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,722
Posted By bigbill25
Also, as the D1XX system is end-of-life, at least...

Also, as the D1XX system is end-of-life, at least as far as active development of new features goes, investing in a Skyview system now will give you several years of free "new-feature" updates with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,506
Posted By bigbill25
Cool! A service bulletin from the future!...

Cool! A service bulletin from the future! ;)

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,107
Posted By bigbill25
The D180 is still being sold by Dynon. Van's...

The D180 is still being sold by Dynon. Van's could have continued to sell the D180-based panel to the "legacy" RV-12s and only offer the Skyview on the newer ones. Seems they did a lot of work to let...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,883
Posted By bigbill25
Interesting that the original Jim Bede-designed...

Interesting that the original Jim Bede-designed prototype had folding wings. And, being a Bede design, it essentially is a certified kit plane :)

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By bigbill25
RS-232 is the standard for the electrical...

RS-232 is the standard for the electrical characteristics of serial communication. DB-9 is the specification for the normal 9-pin connector. I believe Gary is saying he is using a DB-9 port on his...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,862
Posted By bigbill25
Stereo EFIS

With Stereo, the EFIS could easily pan a warning announcement left and right. This would be a big help in situational awareness. Now there are some technologies that attempt to give surround sound...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,023
Posted By bigbill25
Thanks Jeff. I did not know that! --Bill

Thanks Jeff. I did not know that!

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,023
Posted By bigbill25
I believe you are talking about E-AB. Only Vans...

I believe you are talking about E-AB. Only Vans Aircraft can build an SLSA version of the RV-12. Everyone building RV-12s that are not Van's build them as ELSA and they must conform to Van's SLSA...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 611,936
Posted By bigbill25
I don't have an RV yet, but I took a picture of...

I don't have an RV yet, but I took a picture of this -6 a couple years ago at an EAA 105 picnic:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3619888656_250f299e55.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,119
Posted By bigbill25
Go Cats! :) --Bill Montana State University...

Go Cats!

:)

--Bill
Montana State University class of '96
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,959
Posted By bigbill25
Does the change from the Garmin GTX-327 to a...

Does the change from the Garmin GTX-327 to a Dynon transponder effect pricing?

--Bill
Forum: ADS-B 03-28-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,069
Posted By bigbill25
So this is just ADS-B In, correct? Are there any...

So this is just ADS-B In, correct? Are there any plans to support the NavWorx ADS600-B transceiver? I would like other people to know where I am :rolleyes:

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,523
Posted By bigbill25
Congrats! After 200 hours, what do you think? Any...

Congrats! After 200 hours, what do you think? Any expectations not met? Anything you wish was different? Any unexpected surprises? It would be cool to hear a long-term review.

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,081
Posted By bigbill25
I only see 1 IC. The rest looks like power...

I only see 1 IC. The rest looks like power circuitry.

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By bigbill25
Great pictures! Did you register this as E-AB or...

Great pictures!

Did you register this as E-AB or E-LSA and change the panel after the sign-off?

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,936
Posted By bigbill25
Gauge-based sync tools will be more expensive and...

Gauge-based sync tools will be more expensive and less accurate than "thermometer" type tools. With those, you just make sure it's level, and it can't be wrong!

Even home-made ones are accurate. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,431
Posted By bigbill25
Larry, Are there any legal considerations to...

Larry,

Are there any legal considerations to transporting that much gas on a trailer?

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By bigbill25
An airspeed indicator is just a pitot/static...

An airspeed indicator is just a pitot/static device, so it doesn't need vacuum for "power".

Every plane in the UK has two compasses, two airspeed indicators and two altimeters?

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By bigbill25
Yeah, the prototype had a hand break. As it...

Yeah, the prototype had a hand break. As it operated both wheels breaks, the nose wheel was steerable with the rudder pedals. I guess Van thought a few RV-driver's heads would explode, so they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,478
Posted By bigbill25
So now LSAs can legally go up to 22,320' in the...

So now LSAs can legally go up to 22,320' in the US! I wonder if we'll see a brave Alaskan pilot go for the "LSA record"?

--Bill
Forum: GPS 12-16-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,301
Posted By bigbill25
SPOT 2 Recall

Just wanted to make sure people with the new SPOT-2 knew about the recall:



More info:

http://findmespot.com/exchange/

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,431
Posted By bigbill25
I was thinking the same...

I was thinking the same thing...

http://i38.tinypic.com/opogw3.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,794
Posted By bigbill25
Dave, A great way to go for low $$$ plane. I...

Dave,

A great way to go for low $$$ plane. I would be interested to see your total build time to first flight vs. the average -12 build time.

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,794
Posted By bigbill25
The numbers we used for the Lycoming came from...

The numbers we used for the Lycoming came from Aero Sport (http://www.aerosportpower.com/default.htm).

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,794
Posted By bigbill25
We recently had a group looking at RV-7A vs...

We recently had a group looking at RV-7A vs RV-12. Here's what we came up with:

Cost:
RV-7A QB: $82,000 (almost identical avionics to the 12 and no paint)
RV-12: $59,000 (no paint)

So, the "for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,368
Posted By bigbill25
I had a couple F-16s right over my office about...

I had a couple F-16s right over my office about an hour ago. My office is right under the 02 upwind of HIO...

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,066
Posted By bigbill25
Darrel, Welcome to the forums! Here's one...

Darrel,

Welcome to the forums!

Here's one thread that talks about this issue:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=42684&highlight=E-AB

I believe there are a couple more out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,625
Posted By bigbill25
Yeah, I think just a logo on the tail would...

Yeah, I think just a logo on the tail would suffice...

--Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,556
Posted By bigbill25
Is it just me, or are there a couple things...

Is it just me, or are there a couple things missing there...?
Forum: Photography 07-13-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,779
Posted By bigbill25
Faster lenses are very nice for controlling...

Faster lenses are very nice for controlling background:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3337/3417337526_6e6aa850d9.jpg
EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at f/28

But, you have to aware of this and set the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,348
Posted By bigbill25
Really? That's interesting. AeroLEDs is located...

Really? That's interesting. AeroLEDs is located out of Boise, ID. That's a sorta-long one day drive up to Arlington. Aveo's distributors are out of NY... Makes you wonder if AeroLEDs is having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,590
Posted By bigbill25
Synergy Air (http://www.synergyair.com/) in...

Synergy Air (http://www.synergyair.com/) in Eugene, OR has three different levels that they offer:

Basic weekend course
Week-long build-a-tail course
Private help


I haven't seen their books,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,348
Posted By bigbill25
I have a family reunion this weekend or I'd be up...

I have a family reunion this weekend or I'd be up there for a couple days. Next year!

--Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 34,465
Posted By bigbill25
Bruce. What format do you want (Raw, JPEG, TIFF,...

Bruce.

What format do you want (Raw, JPEG, TIFF, etc.)?
What color space would you like?
Should we sharpen for offset?

--Bill

p.s. As a Portlander, you should have done an RV book first!
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,875
Posted By bigbill25
I always thought a Linksys NSLU2 would be good...

I always thought a Linksys NSLU2 would be good for this:

http://nslu2-aprs.wikidot.com/

--Bill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,324
Posted By bigbill25
Aero Sport Power lists the IO-375 at $24,200. The...

Aero Sport Power lists the IO-375 at $24,200. The 200hp IO-360 is $36,500.

http://www.aerosportpower.com/prices.htm

--Bill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,572
Posted By bigbill25
Bob, First, welcome to the forum. Second, your...

Bob,

First, welcome to the forum. Second, your URL is wrong, unless you are creating an new corporate entity called "Triple-L C" ;) . Finally, the video looks good. The only thing I have to compare...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-07-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,875
Posted By bigbill25
Wow. Pinging stuff at 180+ miles out... Not bad!

Wow. Pinging stuff at 180+ miles out... Not bad!
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