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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,746
Posted By N355DW
I have some analog, for a different reason

Here is mine, just shipped from Stein. I have the steam gauges mainly for flying competition acro, I felt it would be much easier and quicker to get the info I need on airspeed and altitude from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,159
Posted By N355DW
Wow

I too, cannot believe some of the responses I am reading here here. The OP offered some constructive criticism on how Vans might improve marketing, mainly to spouses of the female persuasion, was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,501
Posted By N355DW
Smile Good decision

I began flying in 1980. I have around 600hr CFI time. I've flown charter, corporate, and commuter airlines. I have well over 1000 hrs of tailwheel time, 95% of which is in Extras and Pitts. I feel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,184
Posted By N355DW
Going to fly from both seats here

I set up mine to have a starter button on both sides of the panel, and a PTT in the right stick. I plan on flying in the right seat when I fly acro, as my right hand is far more accurate than my left...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,826
Posted By N355DW
Familiarity

I have many hours teaching stall/spin in the pattern type scenarios, and the way the aircraft feels before it stalls and/or spins practically screams "danger, danger" to me. I am experienced in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,046
Posted By N355DW
I'm using the Lycoming manual

I can't speak to his particular engine, but I have an Aerosport IO-375 with 9 to 1 pistons, 205 HP. Aerosport sent me the Lycoming operators manual to use with it, and the break in instructions from ...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,367
Posted By N355DW
Both

I am going to have both in the -7. In other aircraft I've had both drop off line at different times more than once for no reason that I could discern. I like redundancy.
Forum: Safety 06-04-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,568
Posted By N355DW
Hi Skylor, that's very cool. Was your spin with...

Hi Skylor, that's very cool. Was your spin with power on or off? I don't know for certain, but it could affect the G forces recorded. As could the reactions of a pilot who is surprised by a spin, at...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,568
Posted By N355DW
I can't speak to the spin characteristics of an...

I can't speak to the spin characteristics of an RV as I have never spun one, but the nose oscillating between vertical and maybe 30-40 degrees below the horizon is very typical of a spin in all other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,782
Posted By N355DW
Congratulations Roger! And to your wife! My wife...

Congratulations Roger! And to your wife! My wife will be finishing up her private once my plane is done. It's great to be with flying women, eh?

Enjoyed meeting you at Sebring, I showed my pictures...
Forum: Safety 05-16-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,714
Posted By N355DW
Interesting. Every aircraft will have unique...

Interesting. Every aircraft will have unique characteristics, the two seat Extras are terrible spin trainers, and harder to snap well, and it's very difficult to do crossover spins in them, whereas a...
Forum: Safety 05-14-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,714
Posted By N355DW
Full snap

When I was teaching in the Extra, with new- to- aerobatic students I would often demonstrate the snap in this scenario, just because it was so gentle.

Something that no one has mentioned so far is...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,714
Posted By N355DW
It's still hearsay when you read it on the Internet

The most important part of his post was: your results may vary

Just because he got those results doesn't mean you or I could not get his plane to spin in that situation

The bottom line is:

Don't...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,714
Posted By N355DW
Spins happen from yaw, not aileron inputs

It's quite possible, though more difficult to make the plane spin in a slip than a skid. We used to call it an"over the top spin entry", as someone else noted the plane will roll back through level...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By N355DW
Extra 230

If you ever get the opportunity, you need to fly an Extra 230. It doesn't roll as fast as the 202, but it goes around corners like it was on rails, and it's far and beyond the best balanced and most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,829
Posted By N355DW
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i470/dwack55/3...

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i470/dwack55/379796_517263744998137_1488504228_n.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,899
Posted By N355DW
I was ferrying a Pitts to the factory in Afton...

I was ferrying a Pitts to the factory in Afton about fifteen years ago, and was downwind of a rather large mountain near Rock Springs I believe. It was severe clear, and I was suddenly hit with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,829
Posted By N355DW
Me too

I too have had the power line/ trees dream many times, and I also had the breast stroke flying dreams when I was a kid.

One of the weirdest flying dreams I ever had was a couple of years after 9/11...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,975
Posted By N355DW
After watching an "A" model's rudder bang back...

After watching an "A" model's rudder bang back and forth in a light wind at S&F (I know your winds were considerable), I can see the need for a really good gust lock of some sort. I tried to get a...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,014
Posted By N355DW
Man, I'm sorry to hear AirborneKustomz takes so...

Man, I'm sorry to hear AirborneKustomz takes so long! After collecting paint job ideas over the last 2 years, nearly all the designs I really like are from their shop!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 99,025
Posted By N355DW
coupons?

I was informed that there may be some seminars with coupons involved?:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,887
Posted By N355DW
Experimental exhibition

License it as experimental exhibition. Slightly more restrictive than EAB'S, but not what it used to be. Lots of top acro planes are built and sold sold this way, MX, Staudaucher, Zivko, Sukhoi, my...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,928
Posted By N355DW
Best use for an AOA in small aircraft

AOA's in small, light aircraft should be used primarily as training devices to teach how to feel when the aircraft is nearing a stall.

The best thing is, by using an AOA I don't need an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,159
Posted By N355DW
On the other hand..

I was selling aerobatic rides at a big airshow in Memphis once in my Extra. A friend of mine that flew airshows for the National Guard had hired me to come up to give some media rides for him since I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,159
Posted By N355DW
I know how you feel. Try getting into aerobatics,...

I know how you feel. Try getting into aerobatics, now you are a "stunt pilot" flying a "stunt plane". And that's from other pilots! It's even worse from the general public, much less the...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,419
Posted By N355DW
What Mike S. said ++++

Back when I was flying for the commuter, on one fine VFR day tower cleared us on to the active for takeoff. I replied, "Comair 1234, Is it okay if we wait for that Delta 727 on short final to land...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,739
Posted By N355DW
Thanks, I'll probably run to the exhaust,...

Thanks, I'll probably run to the exhaust, allowing for a clear drip when parked. hopefully "gentleman" aerobatics will not blow too much oil. I found that I always lost the most oil during flights I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,739
Posted By N355DW
Breather

What do you do with the oil breather from the Raven to minimize oil on the belly? I am thinking of running it to the tail like my Extra/Pitts, but some folks say just to open it up onto the exhaust....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By N355DW
Smile Yay!

I have followed your build log as I am working on mine, and feel just a little excited myself in your accomplishment! Many congratulations!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 99,025
Posted By N355DW
Very cool, that's what I will be doing! Thanks,...

Very cool, that's what I will be doing! Thanks, Matt!
Forum: Safety 03-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,269
Posted By N355DW
Gethomeitis

I have flown small airplanes for a living and for fun for 32 years or so. Not counting my commuter or 135 time I probably have several thousand hours of small airplane time, and probably 2/3 of that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 99,025
Posted By N355DW
Command bars with trutrak?

I was just talking to Stein about this yesterday. Since I just bought the GX pilot and have installed the servos, can I still get the command bar function on the G3X? I have not bought anything but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,583
Posted By N355DW
Great job!

Great job, Erik. You kept your head and flew the airplane!

I would fly with you, heck I'd let my wife or kids fly with you anytime, and I'm kind of picky about that! ;)
Forum: Safety 03-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,269
Posted By N355DW
Yep. Yep. Yep. That's my philosophy to a "T", and...

Yep. Yep. Yep. That's my philosophy to a "T", and one I try to drum into every student's head. The best thing is, the "always leave yourself a way out" part applies to almost every part of flying,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,231
Posted By N355DW
I agree. I have taught enough in Decathlons...

I agree. I have taught enough in Decathlons without ratchet systems that I want one in my -7, you can never get a pull system tight enough. Hooker only puts ratchets on dual lap belt systems, and I...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,030
Posted By N355DW
Learning aerobatics will make you a better stick...

Learning aerobatics will make you a better stick and rudder pilot than you are, even if you are a good stick and rudder pilot already. There is no ego in that statement. It's plain and simple truth,...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,030
Posted By N355DW
You can practice this

I used to teach the stall/spin scenario in my Extra. We would set up a pattern, with 3000' or so as designated hard deck/ground level, and start a downwind pattern at 4000'. Engine at idle, slower...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,262
Posted By N355DW
Both my charts and subscription have expired on...

Both my charts and subscription have expired on my WingX, and the old charts are still there. Update - I checked the Aeronav approach plates, and they are gone. The sectionals are still there,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,739
Posted By N355DW
Mainly for static thrust - hang time in a...

Mainly for static thrust - hang time in a hammerhead! Like my Pitts 12, I want to be able to stop in the hammer and fly off in knife edge! (Maybe the Vedenyev would fit the -7, hmmm....). :D

The WW...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,739
Posted By N355DW
Prop

Talked to Sue today, looks like the MTV-9 is approved for the high compression, so I am good to go there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,353
Posted By N355DW
Muy Hermosa!

Senor Santibanez,

Thank you very much for sharing your videos, I enjoyed them very much! Your country is stunningly beautiful, you are a very lucky man to live there and enjoy such beauty and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,739
Posted By N355DW
Thanks Brian, I appreciate that! Anybody out...

Thanks Brian, I appreciate that!

Anybody out there running with the high compression pistons?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,739
Posted By N355DW
Experience with Aerosport IO-375?

Does anyone have some performance numbers yet on this engine on a -7 they might be willing to share? I tried asking on older thread with no response, and thought I would bring it up again in a fresh...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,959
Posted By N355DW
Great idea!

I did use some aluminum of the same thickness as the elevator ribs in mine. I assumed it to be ok structurally for that reason. Even though I have a bending brake, it was tricky, I might go the above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,737
Posted By N355DW
RadarScope

RadarScope is my favorite for a quick NexRad
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,959
Posted By N355DW
I didn't even try to bend.

You know, I never did ask Van's that question, but as someone totally unqualified to judge, they seem pretty substantial to me! :rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,228
Posted By N355DW
Anybody have some performance #'s yet?

Looking very hard at the IO-375 from Aerosport for my -7. Seems like the most bang for the buck. Anybody have some numbers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,764
Posted By N355DW
We have a designated box at our air park. It's...

We have a designated box at our air park. It's just a matter of working with the local FSDO, and how familiar they are with them. In some places it can be a hassle to get approved. I am not sure how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,072
Posted By N355DW
I didn't mean to imply it was difficult, I was...

I didn't mean to imply it was difficult, I was trying to say I can be more precise with my right arm. Isn't that a good thing when in a moving vehicle? One that is subject to sudden gusts of wind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,072
Posted By N355DW
Well, yes and no. For just flying around I would...

Well, yes and no. For just flying around I would agree it probably wouldn't make that much of a difference. I was originally going to set mine up to fly normally from the left seat, but switch to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,072
Posted By N355DW
right-hand

In every taildragger/stick aircraft I have ever flown, I flew with my right hand on the stick. I have a fair amount of time in these airplanes, and I see no need to change now, so I am setting up my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,803
Posted By N355DW
Seeing only approach lights works for me, but I...

Seeing only approach lights works for me, but I have hundreds of approaches like that under my belt. Personal minimums are great. These days I am only interested in flying in those conditions in a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,588
Posted By N355DW
I just bought 2 Sunray Plus' for...

I just bought 2 Sunray Plus' for landing/taxi/recog lights.
Forum: Florida (South) 02-06-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,272
Posted By N355DW
Lantana has nowhere to go if you lose an engine....

Lantana has nowhere to go if you lose an engine. I used to teach acro/ give rides out of there sometimes. If you are going to be working at PBI, I suggest North County (F45) as one to look at,...
Forum: Safety 01-26-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,737
Posted By N355DW
To answer your last question first, the reason...

To answer your last question first, the reason you don't get a wing drop is because the inputs in a crosswind landing, even if using full rudder and aileron, are not increasing the the angle of...
Forum: Safety 01-26-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,737
Posted By N355DW
Good and interesting aerodynamic questions, but...

Good and interesting aerodynamic questions, but the answer to the real world problem lies in your training more than anything else. If folks were properly trained these days in the use of the rudder,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-30-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,793
Posted By N355DW
IAC type acro usually involves going from full...

IAC type acro usually involves going from full power to idle power and back, and zero airspeed to Vne throughout a sequence. Its not an issue in normally aspirated Lycomings, but I'd be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,297
Posted By N355DW
Aero Acres

I live on Aero Acres outside of Ft Pierce/ Port St Lucie. We have a 3200' X 75' paved strip, with about 110' wide grass strip right next to it. Several properties for sale, including lots. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By N355DW
If you plan on competing

You will want the flop tube. Sportsman still requires some inverted lines be drawn, such as after the roll in a half-cuban, or reverse half cuban. I can't say for sure in an RV, but the engine will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,780
Posted By N355DW
Watch out for silicone

I think, but am not sure, Pledge might have silicone, or a silicone based oil in it. If you plan on ever re-painting, depending on the product used to paint, you might have problems if any silicone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,759
Posted By N355DW
Eric, that is a fantastic video. DR should start...

Eric, that is a fantastic video. DR should start a new thread in the "Safety" section titled "crossover spins" and put a sticky on this video! If I may be so bold to suggest, maybe you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,759
Posted By N355DW
Having never aerobatically flown an RV, I can't...

Having never aerobatically flown an RV, I can't say for sure if this applies but I have always preferred inverted spins to upright in contest flying for a couple of reasons. One is, you can see much...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,899
Posted By N355DW
I am more interested in the 409AC from ECI. ...

I am more interested in the 409AC from ECI. Awaiting to see how it pans out, how the angle valve version looks and acts, etc. I won't need an engine for 6 months at least.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,638
Posted By N355DW
Indeed. I think if you do what you described but...

Indeed. I think if you do what you described but with a bit of positive angle of attack all the way through, you could be on your way to doing a double hammerhead, although I have never pulled off a...
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