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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
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 Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
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: 551
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: 2,440
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: 2,507
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Next day from Atlanta FSDO vis email, IIRC

Next day from Atlanta FSDO vis email, IIRC
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Prop spacer and crush plate $95

Aircraft propeller spacer, 2 1/4" plus crush plate and 1/8" spacer. Half inch bolt holes. 7" diameter. Black anodized. $95 includes shipping to continental US.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,333
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: 424
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: 969
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: 475
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: 2,623
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: 882
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: 29
Views: 5,949
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: 1,014
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: 4,419
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: 2,441
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: 2,376
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: 1,014
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: 2,165
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: 1,591
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: 3,040
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: 215,027
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: 394
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: 1,953
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: 2,240
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: 1,138
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: 1,138
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: 1,138
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: 2,446
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: 3,291
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: 2,830
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: 2,177
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: 2,087
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: 4,333
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: 48
Views: 7,474
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: 8,143
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: 8,143
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In the RV-9A, I use flaps 10į on takeoff so that...

In the RV-9A, I use flaps 10į 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: 734
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: 2,356
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...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,474
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No, guys, wiring diagrams are not what you want....

No, guys, wiring diagrams are not what you want. They're too detailed.

What you almost always want is a tabulation of what port on what device goes to what port on another device; and what settings...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The 635 multifunction screen is too small for...

The 635 multifunction screen is too small for displaying navigation information. However, it does give more entries of the flight plan than a smaller screen, so it is worth having for that. And itís...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Iíve heard that in some planes, when itís cold...

Iíve heard that in some planes, when itís cold enough that you want heat, the oil might not be warm enough to heat well. Dunno.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,162
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Update from the mother ship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMTkDq2g-p0

Shipping, vendors, etc.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,802
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Can't find a picture, but the early (1960-ish)...

Can't find a picture, but the early (1960-ish) Mooneys had a distinctive paint scheme.

When flickr decides to start working again, I'll post my old 1959 Cessna 175 as purchased and with the original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Intercom audio to iPhone movie - how?

Already working is a Y cable that sends audio to the video camera, but I now want to simultaneously send audio to the iPhone 13 while recording video on it.

Headphones are Lightspeed Sierras with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A good day for the 200 knot club

Winds aloft at Savannah at 3, 6, and 9 are 51, 61, and 68 knots. On the other hand, surface winds are gusting to 40 near my house, so I'll forego membership.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,552
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lots of nice rhetoric in here butÖ * Carrier...

Lots of nice rhetoric in here butÖ
* Carrier approaches are wildly different from GA landings in many, many ways. Comparing AOA for those to GA makes little to no sense from a flight dynamics point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,554
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In the RV-9A, from experience, I slow down before...

In the RV-9A, from experience, I slow down before entering a cumulus cloud (IFR, of course) that's more than about 4,000 feet, top to bottom. In one situation, where there was more vertical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,144
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If I've got my facts straight, LPV requires WAAS...

If I've got my facts straight, LPV requires WAAS which does not require RAIM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,302
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my RV-4, and to a lesser degree on the RV-8,...

On my RV-4, and to a lesser degree on the RV-8, there was an interesting phenomenon. With full flaps on the rollout, the full weight of the airplane was not on the wheels in three point until you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flaps typically go to the right of the...

Flaps typically go to the right of the knobs
Autopilot belongs on top
Get a flap shaped flap knob. Flaps and fuel pump are typically used at nearly the same time. My RV-8 had flaps and fuel pump next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nah, get a constant speed -- it's worth another...

Nah, get a constant speed -- it's worth another 30 HP or so on takeoff because the engine can turn 2700 RPM, static, instead of 2100 or 2200. That extra power gives you acceleration and climb that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When time comes to understand how things work, or...

When time comes to understand how things work, or to debug, you may well find that a wiring diagram, pin to pin, doesn't tell you all really want to know. For example, where does serial port 1 on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,659
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Circling approaches and slips at various speeds

The other day, was shooting an LPV approach, VMC, and tower asked me to circle to another runway. Hadn't done a circling approach in ages, certainly not in the -9A.

So this weekend, when traffic was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,228
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've also found that slips in my RV-9A don't help...

I've also found that slips in my RV-9A don't help all that much.

One topic I've never read about is what speed gives the steepest descent angle in a slip. Since the -9A has a benign stall, with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not totally sure of all this, but... I don't...

Not totally sure of all this, but... I don't think you have a problem.
* The "resolution" of the G3X vs GNX is probably not a screen resolution issue. NEXRAD radar has inherently clunky resolution,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,552
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
AOPA just did a webinar about back country...

AOPA just did a webinar about back country flying, going into very short strips, with numerous commentators. Guess what? AOA was never mentioned...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,222
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In my experience (300+ hours G3X Touch), there's...

In my experience (300+ hours G3X Touch), there's little if any advantage to using full screen windows -- the screen real estate on the side usually has no useful information.

My RV-9A has two big...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I talked with the factory and they STRONGLY...

I talked with the factory and they STRONGLY recommend against drilling out a jet. Instead, I got a different model carburetor, MA-4SPA 10-3678-32, that runs richer, and the factory adjusted it to run...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One of my maxims is never to fly IFR in an...

One of my maxims is never to fly IFR in an unfamiliar airplane, both to avoid gotchas in the airplane and to make sure that I know how everything operates -- and in a homebuilt, there's always a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Rough engine - any ideas?

This was my second post-COVID flight to see if I was really recovered enough to fly, but that turned out not to be the issue.

Runup in the RV-9A was nominal, but wanting to beat traffic and not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,213
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
California might have ugly rules on how long the...

California might have ugly rules on how long the airplane can be resident in California before it becomes taxable. Double check that!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When you have the DPST switch pushed, the GTN...

When you have the DPST switch pushed, the GTN will start generating missed approach guidance, and the G3X will go into TO/GA mode -- wings level and (programmable) pitch attitude.

One things are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
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:...
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