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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,088
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Retracting Flaps All At Once or In Stages?

A bit of a thread drift here but a question to my fellow 9 drivers:

Back when I rented Cessnas it was drilled into my head that when going around you want to retract the flaps in stages, a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-10-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Tail or Wing ADS-B Installation Options For RV-12?

I’m posting this for an A&P friend. He is working with a guy with an RV-12 and he wants to install ADS-B. The guy bought a Uavionix tail unit and told my friend that it doesn’t fit on the rudder. My...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Hopefully I'm reading this right. I think the OP...

Hopefully I'm reading this right. I think the OP was getting noise from his iPad. If this is the case, this is how I cheaply fixed that issue a few years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Me too. Same thing.

Me too. Same thing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,884
Posted By ArVeeNiner
That's what I do. $10 for 5GB over 5 months from...

That's what I do. $10 for 5GB over 5 months from T Mobile. I've noticed that this deal is not an option on the iPad itself. You have to call to get it or reload.

I use my data sparingly but it's...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,017
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Portable Defoggers?

Has anybody tried one of those portable defoggers you plug into cigarette lighter type power? I get fog on the inside of my windshield sometimes in the morning and during taxi for takeoff at my...
Forum: Job Board 10-15-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Well you have the ultimate commute vehicle so...

Well you have the ultimate commute vehicle so that takes care of point (a)! PAO isnít far from Ames. Unfortunately they wonít let us land at Moffett.
Forum: Job Board 10-14-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Another update: There will be an opening for a...

Another update: There will be an opening for a supervisor of the mechanics (Craft Supervisor) soon.
Forum: Job Board 10-14-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Yep. We are working on getting the bucks for...

Yep. We are working on getting the bucks for that. Once we get the thumbs up it may take a few years to complete that effort. Instead of just duplicating the existing blades we are leaning towards...
Forum: Job Board 10-13-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Electrical Engineer posting soon

UPDATE: I'm working on a new job posting for an Electrical Engineer as well. Stay tuned!
Forum: Job Board 10-06-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Check your PM.

Check your PM.
Forum: Job Board 10-05-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
It can be a bit tough to find people. There is...

It can be a bit tough to find people. There is that draw of the aerospace startups here for sure and we do lose some to those. The people that are here love the fact that it's a small team (less than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I use the Harbor Freight one and after I have the...

I use the Harbor Freight one and after I have the weights placed where I think they should go I spin the wheel/tire up using a drill motor just to see if it gets all jumpy on me. It's worked very...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Good point Mel. I didn't think of that. I have...

Good point Mel. I didn't think of that. I have stickers on mine but I don't remember if it calls out for 100LL or octane. If it does call out 100LL, I'll add more stickers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Yea, I just found that too. Good stuff.

Yea, I just found that too. Good stuff.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Happens to me all the time. It's scary how time...

Happens to me all the time. It's scary how time flies! When I was a kid, a year took FOREVER! Now it goes by in the blink of an eye.

But I digress.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Moonshine??? Hmmmm...that would be unleaded too...

Moonshine??? Hmmmm...that would be unleaded too and maybe cheaper! You're a genius Paul. Now excuse me while I order myself some flasks! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I dug around the Swift website and punched in the...

I dug around the Swift website and punched in the type aircraft my engine original flew in (Piper PA-28) and got this:

Ready To Fly!

Congratulations! This aircraft is FAA-APPROVED TO FLY on UL94...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By ArVeeNiner
How Can I Use Unleaded Avgas?

Well, my home airport (KRHV) is again under attack for closure. This time, they are going after the leaded gas. The good news is, they are now selling unleaded avgas at the airport. I want to do my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By ArVeeNiner
No mufflers.

No mufflers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Yep, that is correct. So far the majority of the...

Yep, that is correct.

So far the majority of the responses from this forum and my EAA group says it's normal but I will certainly keep an eye on it.

Thanks much!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Exhaust Leak At Slip Joint

I found an exhaust leak at the vertical slip joint of my Vetterman exhaust. As I recall, there are no seals in this area to replace, itís simply a slip joint. I donít recall seeing this before. Is...
Forum: Job Board 09-10-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Yea, it was destiny!

Yea, it was destiny!
Forum: Job Board 09-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By ArVeeNiner
NEW Electrical Engineer Opening Soon @ Largest Wind Tunnel Complex In The World

Want to work at the largest and second largest wind tunnels in the world? We are looking for an Electrical Control Engineering Supervisor, Mechanical Engineer, Test and Evaluation Engineer, and a...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,119
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Service Loops!

I would have put some service loops in my Dynon harnesses so that I could access the connectors while the Dynon is sitting in my lap rather than having to lay on my back under the panel cussing and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,633
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Great idea!

That?s a great idea! I never thought of that. I wish I had. I just changed my belt a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,960
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Flying For Breakfast-Covid 19 Style

I went on a short flight to CVH to give some business to the restaurant on the field. Although in that county you can dine at the restaurant, I decided to social distance and eat out at the plane. It...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,860
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I just completed my annual and found mine...

I just completed my annual and found mine dangling as well. The plane has a bit over 300 hours. I?m going with another one from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Deep Weather App

I?ve been using that link for a couple years now Ive found it very useful. I also recently discovered the free app Deep Weather. It compiles this discussion and others in one place. It?s pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,273
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Flew Up The Northern California Coast

I hadn?t been flying for a month. I?ve been knee deep in remodeling my kitchen so every weekend has been booked solid. I?m finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel so I decided that after work...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,938
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I regularly have Cessna 172s pass me on final for...

I regularly have Cessna 172s pass me on final for the parallel runway. With a fixed pitch prop I don?t want to fly too fast and float down the runway. After I pull the power back to 1200 rpm I fly at...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 71,510
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Been there, done that. I totally screwed up one...

Been there, done that. I totally screwed up one of my 9A's ailerons so had to build another one.

I put a nasty kink in one of my slider frame bows while trying to tweak it to closer to perfect....
Forum: Job Board 06-04-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,082
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Want To Work At The Largest Wind Tunnel Complex In The World?

Hey RVers:

After 28 years building satellites, I recently changed jobs and now I?m a supervisor at the National Full Scale Aerodynamic Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field (Mountain View), CA. We have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,307
Posted By ArVeeNiner
What, these don't come with a rainbow wig, big...

What, these don't come with a rainbow wig, big shoes, and red nose? Sorry, I had to. :D Actually, that's pretty cool but pricey.

If you don't mind scooters, there is...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,612
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Thanks everybody. I'll give it a shot for one of...

Thanks everybody. I'll give it a shot for one of my short flights.
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,612
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Flight Following-How Short Of A Flight Is Too Short?

Is asking for VFR Flight Following for a short flight of 15-20 minutes or so considered a nuisance to the controllers? I fly in the SF Bay Area so it's a bit congested. Having FF for even my shorter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,895
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Cheap solution

I use a GoPro Hero 2 which has a 3.5mm jack on the side. I bought a cheap lapel mic on eBay, plug one end into the camera and then just lay the mic inside one of my headset ear cups. It sounds great...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,069
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Ha! That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!

Ha! That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,069
Posted By ArVeeNiner
So, when I hear that, I should wait until they...

So, when I hear that, I should wait until they tell me to go higher eventually? To me, the terminology suggests that they are waiting on me to request higher at a later time.
Forum: Safety 01-09-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,069
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Question ATC Says, ?Altitude Upon Request.? Say what?

So I?ve been using VFR Flight Following more now than any other time in my many years of flying. I try to use it on any trip outside my local area and it?s really been great. ATC is very...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,994
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I believe that the Echo receives altitude...

I believe that the Echo receives altitude information from the transponder. This information is sent out to the ADS-B tower on the ground as well as sent via WiFi to any device connected to it. In my...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,994
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Dave: I will surely contact iFly. Jim: Hmmm....

Dave:

I will surely contact iFly.

Jim:

Hmmm. Well, I know the iPad was getting traffic information from the Echo so I would imagine that would be altitude info as well. If so, then that should be...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,994
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Exclamation 300' Difference In Traffic Altitudes Between Two Units

Last weekend I decided to cross check ADS-B traffic reports between two different displays and saw some surprising differences.

First of all, this is what I?m running:

-ADS-B In/Out: Echo UAT +...
Forum: California 11-10-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,192
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Both myself and my hangar mate had ours done by...

Both myself and my hangar mate had ours done by different Kaiser doctors at two different Kaiser sites in the South Bay. We both didn?t call about it in advance. We just sprung it on them during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,931
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Same thing happened to me

Same thing happened to me.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=122300
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,245
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Hi: You're the second one to ask about the sun...

Hi:

You're the second one to ask about the sun visors. There was somebody here on VAF years ago that was making and selling them but I can't remember who.

I can send you some detailed pictures if...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-01-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,245
Posted By ArVeeNiner
The underwing camera is a old Drift HD170. A...

The underwing camera is a old Drift HD170. A friend of mine bent up piece of flat 1/8" thick aluminum stock into an S for me. Sorry, I don't have a picture handy of it. One end of the S was drilled...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,245
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Glen: Whoa! I'm not worthy! Nice video. I hereby...

Glen:

Whoa! I'm not worthy! Nice video. I hereby nominate your video for Best Documentary (short subject) in the RV Landing on Your Own Grass Strip category!

What editing software did you use and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,245
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Landing My RV9A on a Grass Strip (Underwing camera)

I've been playing around with cameras on my plane off and on and recently decided to try out making a movie using iMovie on my iPad.

Well, it's no academy award winner and it's not polished at all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I just removed and reinstalled mine the other...

I just removed and reinstalled mine the other day. I seem to recall using a 7/8? open end wrench for those.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By ArVeeNiner
D-180 Inaccurate Capacitive Fuel Levels

I posted this on the Dynon forum and didn't get much feedback. Does anybody have a solution? BTW, I use only 100LL fuel:

Hello:

I've been flying with this issue since my first flight in 2012 and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,365
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Talking I once got hit by an olive while watching the...

I once got hit by an olive while watching the Sledge-O-Matic demo at a Gallagher show. Great product!
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 48,037
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Issue Duplicated at uAvionix

I sent Ryan from uAvionix a description of what happened to me and he responded as follows:

Thank you for your feedback, I do understand your frustration. We have recently been able to reproduce...
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 48,037
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Same Symptoms, Two Different Devices

This disappearing traffic issue is unfortunate and unnerving. I’ve seen it since I’ve installed the Echo and on two different units. I’ve had it happen the last three times that I’ve flown and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,792
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but...

Since I first flew back in 2012, my MAP on my Dynon danced around like crazy. I always wondered why it did that since I had a restricter in the line.

Fast forward to this past Saturday. I finally...
Forum: COMM 05-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,250
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I decided to go used and bought a Bose X. I've...

I decided to go used and bought a Bose X. I've been pretty happy with it but I wouldn't do it again due to the Bose customer service. I stepped on mine breaking the plastic piece that holds each ear...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,148
Posted By ArVeeNiner
FltPlan Go: Why or why not??

My FlyQ subscription is going to expire sometime this year. I've tried Foreflight in the past. They both work fine for me. However, I have a friend who has been using FltPlan Go for quite a while...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 63,450
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Thanks Lars. Will do. I sure hope they can figure...

Thanks Lars. Will do. I sure hope they can figure this out.
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 63,450
Posted By ArVeeNiner
How to enter the "secret" advanced menu?

Even though I passed the FAA test, I'm still having issues with disappearing traffic (327+iPad+FlyQ). I'm still working with Ryan from Uavionix and I want to run out the hangar after work today and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Thanks for the tip. I literally was looking for...

Thanks for the tip. I literally was looking for info on VAF on posting pictures since it?s been a while and I guess I didn?t look hard enough. I?ll get it right next time. It IS a pain to view!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By ArVeeNiner
I would be honored to have you buy me breakfast...

I would be honored to have you buy me breakfast Vlad! :D Just shoot me a message when you?re in the area!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By ArVeeNiner
We decided to lighten things up a bit and head up...

We decided to lighten things up a bit and head up to Lake Sonoma. I guess this is a very popular spot to stop at on the way up to the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Then we headed over to Coffey Park which is on...

Then we headed over to Coffey Park which is on the other side of highway 101. The fire jumped the freeway, burned down the Kmart, McDonalds, some other businesses, left some standing, but had no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By ArVeeNiner
Flight From KRVH (San Jose, CA) to Healdsburg Plus Santa Rosa Fire Tour

It's been a while since I've flown. Between rain, cold, vacation, dead battery, and just plain old regular life, I just couldn't get in the air. Yesterday I was supposed to take my 1973 VW Thing to...
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