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Forum: Safety 06-14-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 76,481
Posted By redbeardmark
Mr. Clark, sir, I believe you have hit the nail...

Mr. Clark, sir, I believe you have hit the nail on the head.
And, Mr. Hegy, what exactly is a "less than perfect landing"? And how much is the "safety margin"?
What we don't need is a congressional...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By redbeardmark
same problem

Had the same problem. Replaced with Crow harness--good product.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,695
Posted By redbeardmark
upscale or downscale?

For downscale, try Marble Canyon(L41). Runway is okay, but you'll have to pick your way through the rocks in the parking area. Marble Canyon Lodge is a motel/restaurant. Nice 5 mi hike down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,271
Posted By redbeardmark
mine cracked at 4 years

and 760 hours, during an ordinary joyride with OAT +35F... a near perfect paintjob:rolleyes: made ugly by a canopy crack
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,581
Posted By redbeardmark
Address?

Can you post the address?
Thanks in advance.

(Kind of disappointing because I HAD been planning to make a trip there in the next couple of years... no big loss as there is no shortage of other...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,772
Posted By redbeardmark
draw triangles

I drew black triangles on the UHMW tape that is on the flaps. The triangles point aft. As soon as the tips of the triangles are visible, that is about full flaps(had been having trouble with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,899
Posted By redbeardmark
V-speed?

Is there a Vle or Vfe for these things?
Forum: Safety 04-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,923
Posted By redbeardmark
Thanks!

That is very helpful. Easy enough to print out all possible MOA's along a route.

The same thing on a Garmin 396/496 would be way cool.
Forum: Safety 04-06-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,523
Posted By redbeardmark
Good point. And XM should not be required for...

Good point. And XM should not be required for flight(just as a radio is not required for flight).

However, if an AWOS-like broadcast were available on XM weather, I could easily justify buying a...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,523
Posted By redbeardmark
Great idea!

An automated broadcast for each MOA is a brilliant idea. How can this idea be conveyed to those who can make it happen? The cost to institute this idea is probably less than the cost of losing an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,523
Posted By redbeardmark
Paper shop towels and "waste" Jet-A from the...

Paper shop towels and "waste" Jet-A from the FBO.
Forum: COMM 02-16-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,357
Posted By redbeardmark
I used to use some cheap shooting ear muffs while...

I used to use some cheap shooting ear muffs while riveting. The technology seems to have improved: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,191
Posted By redbeardmark
it is already in the works

It is called ADS-B.
It is going to cost a bit, though.
The data collection shouldn't be that big of a problem(but it will cost a few hundred million more).
With an integral battery, it won't matter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By redbeardmark
tire/wheel tools

Tools for changing a flat are a must--two small ratchets, socks, and extensions, a leatherman-type tool for removing the cotter pin, and spare tube. Or a can of fix-a-flat or Slime and a small air...
Forum: Safety 01-16-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,919
Posted By redbeardmark
too rough

Joe, as a fellow -A pilot, I really feel for you. It is very sad to see an RV flip over or get otherwise damaged. Having landed my 8A on many dirt, gravel, and grass strips, I have to agree with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By redbeardmark
Yes, but the water will pick up trace amounts of...

Yes, but the water will pick up trace amounts of gasoline and will be stinky. Then, you have a waste-water problem to deal with. And the gasoline will have trace amounts of water in it(easy enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,071
Posted By redbeardmark
Take five...

... or however many days it takes to get beyond the frustration. Take a vacation from building, maybe go flying. I had to do it a few times. When you return to the project, set small goals such as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,308
Posted By redbeardmark
Tough to beat a JNCA-5 map(Sporty's has them) for...

Tough to beat a JNCA-5 map(Sporty's has them) for the really big picture.
Airnav.com is very handy for planning fuel stops and finding less expensive fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By redbeardmark
trip report?

Chuck,
Sure would love to see a trip report when you get a chance.
Any hot tips would be very appreciated.
But don't work on the trip report until after sunset--you wouldn't want to miss the 'green...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,996
Posted By redbeardmark
[QUOTE=Ron Lee;177104]... Apparently the landing...

[QUOTE=Ron Lee;177104]... Apparently the landing was not ideal ...QUOTE]

Subtle, yet concise.
Forum: Flight Testing 11-20-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,867
Posted By redbeardmark
Blue skies

Jim,
Best wishes on your first flight in your 9A.
And a million thanks for the excellent 8A construction website--it was helpful many times.
Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By redbeardmark
That costs extra...

"Oh, you want ADS-B to work ALL of the time? Well, that's going to cost a little extra. We hadn't included that in our financial calculations. Hmm, let's see(clackity-clackity of adding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,149
Posted By redbeardmark
Premature conclusion of success?

What percentage of RV trikes are flying the new nose gear? Perhaps when a large percentage of trikes are flying the new nose gear without any additional flip-overs, then it can be called a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,710
Posted By redbeardmark
Dare to be different...

...and land on the mains first!

"high time" pilots flip aircraft, stall on approach, make controlled flight into terrain, and continue VFR flight into worsening IMC. Watch the landings at an RV...
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,710
Posted By redbeardmark
Here's another low-tech...

Here's another low-tech way:

http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/1811/spinner105pa.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,454
Posted By redbeardmark
And beware the FAST fish

Yes, definitely.

I've been flying with the Zaon XRX and like it. However, there seems to be quite a lag when alerting for fast moving aircraft like regional jets and military jets. The faster the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,623
Posted By redbeardmark
Oil cooler size?

Which oil cooler are you using? I installed the "better" one(can't recall, wouldhave to look at the documents) and have never been over 192F even on hot, high days in norhtern Nevada. Also running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By redbeardmark
That sounds right, Steve. I just checked my...

That sounds right, Steve. I just checked my electrical drawings and somehow neglected to show where the shield that is attached to the mag ground is attached on the other end. I'm flying tomorrow,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By redbeardmark
Can't recall if it is in the manual or if Klaus...

Can't recall if it is in the manual or if Klaus Savier told me over the phone, but expect 4% increase in power using single EI and 6% using dual EI. I use one LSE and one Slick mag, but now wish I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-29-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By redbeardmark
Steve, do you have one EI/one mag or dual EI? If...

Steve, do you have one EI/one mag or dual EI? If one EI/one mag, picking the signal up off of the mag is easier. During runup, there is no appreciable drop in rpm when switching form both to EI...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By redbeardmark
Just went through this as part of an upgrade to...

Just went through this as part of an upgrade to CS prop with already-installed GRT EIS4000 and LSE Plasma II+.

The LSE does have an output terminal and LSE sells a LED display with a switch that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 28,140
Posted By redbeardmark
I've found that landing at night can increase the...

I've found that landing at night can increase the probability of a less-than-perfect landing. Precise depth perception is a problem. To counter, I keep a little engine rpm on until just touching...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 28,140
Posted By redbeardmark
3 points

Went to Van's Homecoming and witnessed many 3 point landings by trikes... yikes. :eek:

NTSB report stated 370 lb empty nosewheel weight and bad things happening at loads over 1,000 lbs... a 3G...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,987
Posted By redbeardmark
Production opportunity?

Bob,
Those look very nice. I had been contemplating building something similar for different reasons---maintaining CHT in very cold weather flying(have since moved to warmer weather). It seems you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,577
Posted By redbeardmark
Nice video!

Pat,
Nice video. Very enjoyable. :)
Welcome to the culture of "No"
Of course, most of the criticism is intended to dissuade the less-capable pilots from attempting the same maneuvers. I would also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By redbeardmark
need more on high end

223 hours annual average
Forum: Safety 06-24-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 50,831
Posted By redbeardmark
Not for everyone?

Ralph,

It seem to be expressing some trepidation about the RV aircraft. If you decide to build/fly an RV, and do not acquire adequate training/preparation, then you might experience severe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,356
Posted By redbeardmark
Smile rvwantabe, If you don't like Van's trike design,...

rvwantabe,

If you don't like Van's trike design, buy a different one. Or, if you think you can design part or all of your RV better, then go for it. You are the manufacturer of your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,356
Posted By redbeardmark
Wink Van secretly re-designing RV's !!!

The scuttlebutt is that Van's has hired a couple of new engineers who formerly worked at another aircraft manufacturer. Not only is the nosewheel being re-designed, but so is the wing and FWF. The...
Forum: Safety 06-13-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By redbeardmark
Looking back through the posts, it would appear...

Looking back through the posts, it would appear that we all DO agree: regardless of which end of the fuselage you prefer to drag across planet earth, all RV's require skill to land safely and a...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,461
Posted By redbeardmark
unloading nose wheel

I agree that back-pressure on the stick defnitely unloads the nosehweel--the difference is audible and palpable. Anyone have info on what percentage of flip-overs were "heavy engine/heavy prop"...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,461
Posted By redbeardmark
Hey, I keep trying :rolleyes: : undulating...

Hey, I keep trying :rolleyes: : undulating gravel roads, dry lake beds, gopher-hole-pocked grass strips(there is one in ND that reminds me of a giant corncob that has been run through a corrugator),...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,413
Posted By redbeardmark
Polycarbonate?

Somehow, I was under the impression that the canopy was acrylic. And acrylic doesn't block much UV---which explains the sunburn when flying during winter(bright sunshine and reflection off of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By redbeardmark
Thumbs up Crow 5 point belts

I like mine. Very comfortable and secure. A bit heavy but takeoff roll doesn't seem to have changed much. ;)
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,413
Posted By redbeardmark
Tom, Yes, I installed three grommets/suction cups...

Tom,
Yes, I installed three grommets/suction cups evenly spaced in the elongated one and tried it out this past weekend. It is nice and stays put. I made a couple of the smaller, more rectangular...
Forum: RV-4 05-08-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,413
Posted By redbeardmark
homemade sunscreens

I purchased one of the suction cup sunshades from Rosen at Sun'n'Fun last year, but it was getting tattered. Couldn't find a replacement on the Rosen website, so ordered this "Sun Stoppers Pop Open...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,740
Posted By redbeardmark
Congrats

Congratulations on your first big XC.
There's lots of blue sky out there to churn up--have fun!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,063
Posted By redbeardmark
percussive therapy

Paul,
Same problem with my flaps around 500 or so hours. Perhaps it was Pierre Smith who recommended rapping the flap motor with the handle of a screwdriver(if not, my apologies)... has worked well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By redbeardmark
LSE drop greater than Mag

Jerry,
I, too have also experienced the very same thing: more RPM drop when switched to Plasma than switched to magneto. Both times that this occurred it was the same problem. One of the contacts...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,640
Posted By redbeardmark
Brilliant!

Paul,

That is an elegantly simple solution to a vexing problem. I have been considering using a croupier's stick, but wasn't sure if it would fit in the hole in the throttle handle(not to mention...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-16-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,181
Posted By redbeardmark
EAA Fly-in, Winnemucca, NV

EAA chapter 1101 will be having a fly-in & barbecue at KWMC on June 16, 2007. Aircraft displays, Young Eagles flights, barbecue at noon.
contact kwmcflyin at yahoo dot com for more info
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,837
Posted By redbeardmark
oil cooler shutter update

In cold weather, able to achieve any oil temp that might be desired without difficulty.

The warmest temp I've tested it in is 95F last summer. Flew from ND to Green River, UT and then to Mineral...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,710
Posted By redbeardmark
data point for nosewheel flat

One nosewheel flat due to a large Russian Olive tree thorn. Temporarily fixed with Slime and a foot pump(both of which now reside in the forward baggage--thus countering Murphy's Law), replaced tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,129
Posted By redbeardmark
By golly, you're right.

Yep, probably not going to be any warning from terrorists just prior to intentionally targeting and killing the next batch of unarmed civilians.

As an aside, it might be worth noting that the six...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,159
Posted By redbeardmark
fab a new set

Looks like you could fab up a new set using some aluminum angle and maybe some .030 or .040 aluminum sheet, with holes big enough for the fine-point sharpie. Who knows, you could even start a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 51,864
Posted By redbeardmark
Yes

Yes, and the controller asked how I liked my airplane. Controller even said "Nice paint job" (binoculars must have needed cleaning). Some controllers are builders or want to be builders. No doubt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 51,864
Posted By redbeardmark
yes, no more, please

Yes, please, no more: "Any traffic in the area, please advise..." If the other aircraft are listening, they will advise without being requested. If the other aircraft aren't listening, then it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By redbeardmark
same problem

John, I had the exact same problem with the same setup: Odyssey battery and Van's 60A internally regulated alternator. No problems since replacing the alternator. A relevant quote from one of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,065
Posted By redbeardmark
Congratulations!

Nice job, Kirk. You're going to love that airplane more and more every day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By redbeardmark
bushing

I used a 1/4" lock washer as a bushing. Worked well for me and was inexpensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By redbeardmark
PCAS limitations

Ditto, but I'm using a Zaon XRX passive collision avoidance system. Works great for picking up other slower moving aircraft. But, it doesn't seem to "do the math" quickly enough to alert the pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,740
Posted By redbeardmark
Right on

Bryan hit the nail right on the head: altitude sickness is not only unpleasant, but also dangerous; and, it is all about density altitude.

The brain is like a normally aspirated engine and is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By redbeardmark
co2 is cool

The co2 doohickey is definitely cooler than ye olde foot pump (http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPages/NOLMaster.aspx?PageId=470&LineCode=BK&PartNumber=7101224&Description=Tire+Air+Pump).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By redbeardmark
reverse occurred recently

Your situation(low indicated oil pressure) would have generated a little more adrenalin than the situation I ran into. The oil pressure sender for the EIS4000 started to poop out and was reading...
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