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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
New AirVenture App

Just downloaded the new EAA AirVenture app. Pretty sweet!

On the web page, I'd already marked all the forums etc I wanted to attend, and those are now on the app. But what's cool is that all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I went straight to MarvelSchebler for a...

I went straight to MarvelSchebler for a replacement carb because I had a non-stock request -- I wanted a carb that ran rich for summertime cooling, and the factory did that and, on the flow bench,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'll be presenting in the Pilot Proficiency...

I'll be presenting in the Pilot Proficiency Center, in breakout sessions, three times each on Monday and Friday afternoons. The topic is Base to Final: More Than Stall/Spin. Those presentations are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Paul was right, the cap is worn and there are no...

Paul was right, the cap is worn and there are no replacement parts for it. However, my junk pile had another fuel cap that had a broken roll pin, so that one will be resuscitated and I will still...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks for the inputs. Just got home and got on...

Thanks for the inputs. Just got home and got on Van's website.

The older fuel caps have black O-rings and are no longer available. The newer T-406A... "The brown O-rings are generally auto fuel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Fuel cap problem

The tab on one fuel cap has been progressively less willing to stay down. This morning the tab would pop up as if on a spring.

Anybody seen this before? Probably need to replace the O rings, after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Source for clip-on Foggles?

My umpteenth pair walked away, and web searches have not been successful this morning. Lots of alternatives but not the real McCoy — clip on, flip up Foggles.

Anybody got a source (not a place to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Ive seen that on my RV-9A, O-320, carbureted. My...

Ive seen that on my RV-9A, O-320, carbureted. My IA said it could recur in five minutes or five months. I ignore it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,678
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Don't forget that EAA has an insurance plan...

Don't forget that EAA has an insurance plan through Falcon. Used 'em for years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lots of good advice above, more than I could...

Lots of good advice above, more than I could offer!

As for moving the wings once they are removed, the easy way is to move them vertically, leading edge down. I used 4x8 sheets of insulating foam...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,678
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The biggest advantage of the constant speed prop...

The biggest advantage of the constant speed prop is deceleration on landing. It also helps in climb, of course. Also, the Sensenich metal props have a 2600 RPM limitation which means you can't get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,567
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've had both an -8 and an -8A. The -8 was more...

I've had both an -8 and an -8A.

The -8 was more fun to fly, what with raising the tail on takeoff and lowering it on landing, three points, wheel landings, etc. It was also stunningly beautiful,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Good idea, but... Average weights only make sense...

Good idea, but... Average weights only make sense when you have a large number of passengers, lots more than an RV-9A carries.

What I did was similar to what you propose... I calculated in advance a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,003
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've flown all those routes, too, and I'll second...

I've flown all those routes, too, and I'll second the comment about haze over Lake Michigan. On one flight, it was technically VFR, but there was no horizon, so I was flying on instruments (and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another way of looking at this -- if the plane...

Another way of looking at this -- if the plane has some characteristic that you might be uncomfortable with, would you rather find it in benign test conditions in Phase 1 or fully loaded, including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Some years back, there was a count of homebuilts...

Some years back, there was a count of homebuilts by kit manufacturer. Van's was #1, more than #2 - #9 combined.
Forum: Rocket 06-15-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One knowledgeable owner said that the tapered...

One knowledgeable owner said that the tapered wing was a cross country wing but the Hershey bar wing was a sport wing. I suspect, but don't know, that the Hershey bar wing would have a wider c.g....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You might consider getting your CFI RVed - might...

You might consider getting your CFI RVed - might simplify a lot of things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Good questions! * In the pattern, I was...

Good questions!
* In the pattern, I was concentrating on the C172 ahead and the landing, watching for more surface traffic because the C172 had just gone around because of emergency vehicles on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
"Interesting" afternoon at the airport

This is an RV story because I was in the RV-9A, and it ends with an RV-12.

In the instrument panel is a nutplate with a screw broken off in it. On a previous trip to the airport, I played with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I did the numbers, the O-360 would burn...

When I did the numbers, the O-360 would burn another gallon per hour over the O-320. That translates to 30 minutes reserve...

Your mileage will vary, of course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. As I understand it, changing from one engine...

Hmm. As I understand it, changing from one engine to a similar engine does NOT require Phase 1, but I'll defer to a DAR.

However, changing from a fixed pitch prop to constant speed did require five...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Van once told me that the newest wingtips...

Van once told me that the newest wingtips provided “many unrealizable advantages.”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another point to consider is having service...

Another point to consider is having service loops, basically enough slack in the wiring that you can make changes later on... such as changing switches or, I wish my plane had this, being able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The Restricted Areas 3005A-E, southwest of...

The Restricted Areas 3005A-E, southwest of Savannah, are almost always hot. When you do get to fly through them, there's all these things you've never seen before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,913
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Yesterday, I flew (at altitude) a set of low...

Yesterday, I flew (at altitude) a set of low speed spirals with different control inputs, then took the recorded flight data, messed with it to make it look like they were flown at low altitude at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks, all. Constant speed prop, forgot to say...

Thanks, all.

Constant speed prop, forgot to say that. But on my old RV-4, fixed pitch wood prop, you could change the manifold pressure a few inches with no change in RPM.

Don't have a mechanical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Larry, I agree that excessive filtering is the...

Larry, I agree that excessive filtering is the likely problem. Can't tell but I think that there may be a slew rate limiter in there as well as an inadequately damped second order filter. Hard to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Manifold pressure blues

In the five years I've had the RV-9A (third owner, O-320, carbureted), the manifold pressure readout (Garmin G3X Touch) has had an annoying tendency -- it lags the the throttle position. For example,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,297
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I don't understand why firewalls are only...

I don't understand why firewalls are only vertical and do not extend a ways aft on the belly of the plane. If there is a fire, it could follow the cooling air out the belly and there would be nothing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,967
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Next day from Atlanta FSDO vis email, IIRC

Next day from Atlanta FSDO vis email, IIRC
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,976
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another way of looking at the requirement is not...

Another way of looking at the requirement is not what tools do you want, but what capabilities do you want. Like, remove cowl and wheel pants; clean spark plugs; etc. When I suspected alternator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
g3xpert@garmin.com is the best place to get your...

g3xpert@garmin.com is the best place to get your question answered!

And they're good folks.

Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Last time I checked with Garmin, the G5 will work...

Last time I checked with Garmin, the G5 will work just fine without pitot/static, but the attitude indicator does not extend into the space taken by the tapes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Too many to-do items

My OCD has now manifested itself in sorting things out, pretty much everything in the house and on the computer... including to-do items on the RV-9A.

The current count is:
* 9 -- things to flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,809
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
All this squabbling reminds me of the story of...

All this squabbling reminds me of the story of the statistician who drowned crossing a river with an average depth of two feet...

The overall statistics may be good, but that doesn't mean there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Time for the wet blanket to step in again... *...

Time for the wet blanket to step in again...
* What are the failure modes?
* How do you handle inflight failures?
* How do you document your system and software so that two years after installation,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,556
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well... time for a stick in the mud opinion. The...

Well... time for a stick in the mud opinion. The panel's primary function is functionality, not beauty. Anything over the top can be a visual distraction.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-19-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sedona, AZ red rock country is gorgeous on the...

Sedona, AZ red rock country is gorgeous on the ground or in the air, great airport restaurant

Belen, NM KBRG is a nice fuel stop, courtesy car to restaurants nearby

Lots of high desert, turbulence,...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,792
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When tower says "Roger" instead of "Hold short"

So here’s a real gotcha, could happen to any of us at a towered airport. I happened to see this one happen, as I had just landed and taxied clear of the runway involved and was still on tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,873
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A young friend is doing bookwork in preparation...

A young friend is doing bookwork in preparation for initial CFI. We went up in the RV-9A so that he could practice evaluating and doing CFI kinds of things.

This was also a chance for me to practice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,518
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Went flying with a young friend / just got...

Went flying with a young friend / just got commercial ASEL / CFI is next / airline wannabe.

Went to get gas in the RV-9A, with a planned instrument approach at one airport and then on to the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Don't let you transponder/encoder check time out

Here's a real gotcha...

Suppose you discover one day that you transponder/encoder check has timed out, and you need to get them rechecked to be legal...

In the old days, it wasn't hard to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Last product briefing I heard, it was Foreflight...

Last product briefing I heard, it was Foreflight by 4:1 or so.

A few years back, Garmin gave in to marketing pressure and became Foreflight compatible to some degree. However, there are some things...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When you talked to Garmin Aviation Support, what...

When you talked to Garmin Aviation Support, what did they say?

866 739-5687, then 4, then 1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,246
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When Boeing bought Jeppesen, the price of Jepp...

When Boeing bought Jeppesen, the price of Jepp charts skyrocketed and I quit using them. Then the government charts copied some of the Jepp features, and the differences became minor.

What do I use...
Forum: RV-3 03-20-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 217,363
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my -4, I put the (early model) GPS under the...

On my -4, I put the (early model) GPS under the panel. Hated the location, but I was out of room.

Given the choice, I'd put as much as I could on the main panel so you don't have to bend down to see...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
This is a kind of non-reply, but... I got mine...

This is a kind of non-reply, but...

I got mine calibrated at the power off stall, no problem.

I then looked at the AOA at the other suggested calibration points, and it was close enough, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I go on a long trip solo, I remove the right...

When I go on a long trip solo, I remove the right stick but leave the right seat in, just in case there's a reason to give somebody a ride. Taking the stick out makes lots of room, even with no cover...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,605
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure why you need a digital clock. I've got a...

Not sure why you need a digital clock. I've got a time on the G3X that I've used only once in five years for timing an approach. The panel clock I use for logging flight time but really don't need...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks! All true, and I knew that, the question...

Thanks! All true, and I knew that, the question was, were than any lurking just beyond visual range? My strategy for thunderstorm avoidance is that ADS-B tells me where to look, and I then avoid them...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Just talked to Garmin, and got an answer to a...

Just talked to Garmin, and got an answer to a related question...

My system is a GDL52 ADS-B in unit connected via serial port to each of two G3X Touch screens. (I do not have an XM subscription)....
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not entirely sure, but I think XM broadcasts more...

Not entirely sure, but I think XM broadcasts more weather products than ADS-B. I do know that XM broadcasts high resolution weather for the entire country, not just local with distant weather in low...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Amazed at how often so folks are changing brake...

Amazed at how often so folks are changing brake pads!

On the -9A, I almost never use the brakes while turning on the ground -- full rudder deflection and planning ahead make the brakes mostly...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,746
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've flown the last ten years or so with only one...

I've flown the last ten years or so with only one comm.

What's nice is a comm radio with a monitor function, so you can hear ATIS when there's nothing on the primary feature. Otherwise, I've asked...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Definitely a lot of work to get it this far, and...

Definitely a lot of work to get it this far, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it performs in other than calm air.

Here's AOA recorded in the RV-9A in conditions not all that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,401
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IMHO, the comments about bending moments and...

IMHO, the comments about bending moments and landing gear loads are valid.

There was even one RVer who extended his wingtips, not realizing that the extension was generating excessive bending...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-02-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,391
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What are the fire characteristics? Sure, RVs are...

What are the fire characteristics? Sure, RVs are not certificated aircraft but the hazards are still the same.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,713
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The Boeing philosophy is the quiet, dark cockpit....

The Boeing philosophy is the quiet, dark cockpit. If things are normal, no lights, no annunciations.

That's a starting point... for things that can cause trouble if left on too long, the most...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,142
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. If it's a functional diagram, do you need to...

Hmm. If it's a functional diagram, do you need to show the power and ground wires?

Also, if pairs of pins need to be connected together, you could show that right at the box, not at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,627
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Very strongly disagree!! I found when doing...

Very strongly disagree!! I found when doing missed approaches in the RV-9A, it was all too easy to forget to raise the flaps, or when distracted by a vector right after takeoff (Class C airspace)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,627
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In the RV-9A, I use flaps 10° on takeoff so that...

In the RV-9A, I use flaps 10° on takeoff so that the plane lifts off at a more nose low attitude. This means that forward visibility is better during liftoff and initial climb. Flaps come up at 80...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-14-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pat Panzera, RIP

A good man, liked and respected by all, he finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a long, tough fight. He died at home, surrounded by family. He was my friend.

Those of you who have considered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,512
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's now a procedure for calibrating the...

There's now a procedure for calibrating the Garmin G3X AOA at various points. I did my second flight to see what I already had, and to see if I wanted to go through the calibration. Turns out the the...
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