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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. This inspired a web search, and the most...

Hmm. This inspired a web search, and the most concise page I found is this EAA page:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Might be the VOR signal itself, called scalloping.

Might be the VOR signal itself, called scalloping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,105
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Some good points already made: * Strobes can be...

Some good points already made:
* Strobes can be obnoxiously bright on the ground, even in daytime.
* In some circumstances, your lights can blend in with background lights making your plane hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I"ve had good results with California PushPull,...

I"ve had good results with California PushPull, if I remember the name correctly. The mixture control on the RV-8 was so stiff as to be almost unusable. (Or maybe it was the -8A). Don't know what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,236
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nicely put. Peace. Ed

Nicely put.

Peace.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,236
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Title is misleading. "DID YOU KNOW there may be...

Title is misleading. "DID YOU KNOW there may be training requirements to fly your builders project?" There are no training requirements to fly the airplane, only possible requirements for insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The section heading in the manual is called Track...

The section heading in the manual is called Track Log. Hope this helps!

Ed


Displaying/removing the track log on the Map Page:
1) From the Map Page, press the MENU Key. The Map Options Window...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Back in the air after COVID

So I tested positive for COVID yesterday. Was sick for three days, but not as bad as a bad flu. Still not well but feeling lots better on day four. I had the Pfizer vaccine, and that undoubtedly kept...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
For just practice on driving rivets, get some...

For just practice on driving rivets, get some scrap aluminum and practice riveting two pieces together. Get good at that before you do the Van's kit.
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The tech support is really good for installation...

The tech support is really good for installation type questions, but I've not found a source for questions on some of the little details of operating the system. When I do get transferred to pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Took a friend for his second RV flight. First...

Took a friend for his second RV flight. First flight, I was practicing IFR procedures so he just rode along. Second flight, he did the straight and level from home base to another airport for cheap...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-05-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's another aspect...

I tend not to fly much actual IFR -- the RV-9A rides "like a buckboard" in turbulence, I don't have the courage of my convections, I don't like to fly above ceilings less than 1,000 feet so that in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,463
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
It may have been for these tanks but Vans posted...

It may have been for these tanks but Vans posted something years ago about how these could exceed the bending moment strength of the wings mid-span. This is different from bending moment at the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-01-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Synthetic vision and flight path marker don't...

Synthetic vision and flight path marker don't necessarily have to go hand in hand. For example, on the B747, you could turn the flight path marker on/off with a button on the glareshield, IIRC.

I...
Forum: Propellers 08-29-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One point not obvious is that the Sensenich fixed...

One point not obvious is that the Sensenich fixed pitch prop has a 2600 RPM limit but the Hartzell constant speeds are at 2700. At altitude, where you may only be able to get 21" of manifold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
From...

From https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2013/may/01/technique-learning-to-loop

"A constant-speed prop is a real luxury in a loop as you can go to high power and rpm and simply “set it and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You don't have a fixed pitch prop, but on the...

You don't have a fixed pitch prop, but on the back side of a loop you might need to retard the throttle so as not to overspeed the engine. That may be where some folks were coming from.

It's been...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
From...

From https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership/ads-b/where-is-ads-b-out-required


Class A, B, and C airspace;
Class E airspace at or above 10,000 feet msl, excluding airspace at and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,044
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's lots to be cautious about when you ask...

There's lots to be cautious about when you ask about folks' opinions on avionics...
* A whole lot of people will be proud of their whole ownership experience, including personal contacts that have...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 204,777
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Audio panel on top? There are historical reasons...

Audio panel on top? There are historical reasons for that and those reasons no longer apply. Back in the bad old days of tube radios, before there were flip-flop radios, a pilot would listen on one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,194
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hard to tell from the pictures, but I seriously...

Hard to tell from the pictures, but I seriously doubt that you'll need a new prop. And, as the prop appears to be but little damaged, I think there's a good chance that you won't need to tear down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Honest question: what kind of sharper/precise...

Honest question: what kind of sharper/precise handing at traffic pattern speed are you looking for? And at what airspeeds? I've seen very nice roll rates even at speeds just above stall.

I've not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm, not sure about that. I've got serial lines...

Hmm, not sure about that. I've got serial lines from the ADAHRS to the PFD, PFD to the 307 autopilot controller, and from the 307 to the roll servo. I don't know how to test that all the serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Boy, are you winning at stump the chump or...

Boy, are you winning at stump the chump or what... One very popular avionics supplier got stumped with the two folks I talked to.

There's nothing in FAR 23 that I could find about autopilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I did just that just to get the Altitude and...

I did just that just to get the Altitude and Heading select knobs. Also, the two are plug compatible but physically of different size. Going to a -507 would have meant rewiring to use the CANbus.

On...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Call Garmin Aviation Support at 866 739-5687....

Call Garmin Aviation Support at 866 739-5687. They're knowledgeable.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,801
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I wonder (but haven't done the math) how much...

I wonder (but haven't done the math) how much accuracy is really required. If each of the scales is accurate to say within three pounds, and in the unlikely event that all the errors are in the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,244
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I had occasion some years back to get some dual...

I had occasion some years back to get some dual in a Pitts S-2A. It requires a whole lot more skill than an RV, and at that point I had maybe 400 hours of RV tailwheel time.

The Pitts flies great,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,318
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Got in two landings in the pattern, flying from...

Got in two landings in the pattern, flying from the right seat as I hadn't done that in a while. Wasn't sure if the clouds were going to roll in quickly like they sometimes do, so parked the plane,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Depends on what you find. I did one in my RV-4 in...

Depends on what you find. I did one in my RV-4 in four hours... I started an hour ahead of the A&P, and after I got everything taken apart, I followed him around and put things back together....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There was one award winner this year with 750...

There was one award winner this year with 750 hours. Normal wear and tear is allowed.

One year, there was a grand champion that was on the field for only two hours.

Few, if any planes have signs,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My team of volunteer photographers took the...

My team of volunteer photographers took the picture on the EAA website.

The pictures we take are primarily for the homebuilt awards ceremony where each plane gets 30 seconds or so of fame as it is...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I built mine, I had two slots for the...

When I built mine, I had two slots for the dimpler, 1/3 in from either end. This made it easier to dimple the ends of big sheets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,538
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I got a fiberglass (or something like it) from...

I got a fiberglass (or something like it) from Mountain High, years ago. Lighter than metal.

Used it to and from AirVenture, peacefully cruising above the clouds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Saturday, flew from Wisconsin along the Lake...

Saturday, flew from Wisconsin along the Lake Michigan shoreline past Chicago to Knoxville. Bumpy under the clouds to fuel stop in northern Indians, then IFR at 7000 then 9000 above the clouds. Gap in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lotsa RV winners at Oshkosh

Watch the web for details.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I had a similar situation and shipped the carb...

I had a similar situation and shipped the carb back to the factory. Don’t remember the details but there’s more to it than just the jet diameter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Double check all this with your local avionics...

Double check all this with your local avionics gurus...
1. If I recall correctly (fat chance...), when I passed a uAvionics display at Oshkosh, it indicated that their tail mounted unit satisfied the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I talked with him at length this morning and this...

I talked with him at length this morning and this is in fact a very well thought through design. Single engine, comparable to a 150 HP Apache.

His day job is flying a G550...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Rolling hitch wins! Especially if the ropes get...

Rolling hitch wins! Especially if the ropes get icy — it’s easy to break the ice loose. Sometimes I’ll use a rolling hitch and use the excess for a half hitch or another rolling hitch.

A taut line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew over Lake Michigan at 10,000 IFR, no...

Flew over Lake Michigan at 10,000 IFR, no problem. Very hazy and although it was probably VMC by definition, there was sometimes no horizon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IFR makes life easier, TFRs and NOTAMs

So the plan was to leave Savannah Wednesday (yesterday) after the morning 500 foot overcast burned off. There's a part of me that doesn't want to fly above an overcast of less than 1,000 feet so that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,054
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew one LPV approach just for practice. Checked...

Flew one LPV approach just for practice. Checked the oil, cleaned the windshield, loaded the plane with everything you might want for a 10 day trip and generally got ready for Oshkosh. All that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Double check your operating limitations for what...

Double check your operating limitations for what the message has to say, visibility, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
It's not that hard to rent a truck and put the...

It's not that hard to rent a truck and put the plane in the back of it. Lotsa details I won't go into here (In other words, I don't remember all that we did...)

But when you rent a truck, double...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another consideration is IMC due to smoke. I...

Another consideration is IMC due to smoke. I encountered that a few times when I lived out west. On one occasion, we landed at 3 PM and resumed early the next morning before the fires got going...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,723
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well... no, not really. There is the...

Well... no, not really.

There is the hypothetical of what do you do if your airborne IFR GPS fails, or if the GPS satellite network fails. For example, some truckers have been known to carry GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,142
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
This thread has, I think run its course, to put...

This thread has, I think run its course, to put it politely. Excessively politely.

Time for some kindly moderator to stop the discussions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,142
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The rest of the story is that if you have a LODA...

The rest of the story is that if you have a LODA for your plane and you should happen to get violated, or if your CFI gets violated, send in a NASA ASRS report -- "get out of jail free." More...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's a good chance that it is registered...

There's a good chance that it is registered Experimental Exhibition and as a glider. But why are you asking here, and not asking the seller nor Pipistrel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've flown both the -7 and the Virus, but not the...

I've flown both the -7 and the Virus, but not the Virus SW. A few points:
* The RV-7 is an airplane, the Virus SW is a glider that requires a self-launch endorsement. In other words, a written exam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If you haven't already, hook up with an EAA...

If you haven't already, hook up with an EAA Flight Advisor to help you make your best decisions on your first flight and flight test program. Don't know your background or what the latest LODA fiasco...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,142
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Did we over-react to the LODA requirement?

Now that folks are receiving LODAs via email very promptly, it seems to me that the whole LODA fiasco was really not that much of a big deal. Spend two minutes sending in an email, get a LODA. No,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,630
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I misread that you wanted to give others a BFR in...

I misread that you wanted to give others a BFR in your plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,630
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The feds have never, to my knowledge, approved...

The feds have never, to my knowledge, approved that. Keep us posted on what they say!

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Got one the other day

Got one the other day
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,547
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Agreed all up and down the line. I've applied for...

Agreed all up and down the line. I've applied for a LODA to receive flight instruction in my RV-9A, and two of my three CFII buddies who give me periodic signoffs have also applied for LODAs. As for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,547
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
1. My CFI/I buddies give me instruction for free...

1. My CFI/I buddies give me instruction for free in my RV-9A, and I give them instruction for free in their spam cans. No money changes hands, no records are kept, no tit for tat. Are two LODAs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The FAA has gone out of its way to step in it...

The FAA has gone out of its way to step in it this time!

But if the Feds go through with it... you'll need new and appropriate paperwork for a CFI to train you in your own homebuilt for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,547
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've applied for a LODA both to give and to...

I've applied for a LODA both to give and to receive, and have contacted the three CFIs who give me (B)FRs and IPCs. We will see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Actually, sometimes a mirror-like firewall is...

Actually, sometimes a mirror-like firewall is useful as... a mirror, when it's hard to see something on the back of the engine.

Unfortunately, the original poster's solution to getting a polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In my RV-4, landing with full flaps, there would...

In my RV-4, landing with full flaps, there would be a time on the rollout when, if all the wheels were on the ground, there would still be some residual lift and the plane could get blown sideways on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,547
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
WRITE YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

That's what they're there for.
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,186
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another problem with quadrants is that almost all...

Another problem with quadrants is that almost all (all?) of them use only a single axis for all three controls. This means that if you loosen the friction to move the throttle easily, the mixture and...
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