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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sometimes I mount mine on the dash so I get a...

Sometimes I mount mine on the dash so I get a mostly outside view. Sometimes I mount near the centerline, behind the pilots, about head high. (I have a shelf over the baggage compartment and mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The logbook shows 750+ hours in my Cessna 175,...

The logbook shows 750+ hours in my Cessna 175, basically a 172 with more power, 400+ hours in C172s, 300+ hours in the RV-9A and 500 hours in other RVs.

Smooth air, putting fuel in the tanks,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
So I got bolts from McMaster and cut them to 7/8...

So I got bolts from McMaster and cut them to 7/8 and 1 1/8, just like the plans call for. Oops! Looks like 1” and 1 3/8” are better lengths. Expensive mistake, but it’s so much easier to cut the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Finishing up the condition inspection: * Three...

Finishing up the condition inspection:
* Three new tires, one new tube that didn't quite fit. The shop on the field pinched that tube, then the replacement, then put in a larger tube;
* New brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Based on an on-site survey done in 2019, the...

Based on an on-site survey done in 2019, the parking and tram routes have been completely re-done, along with a whole bunch of other stuff. Read all about how things will work this year at...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Perfect, thanks!!! I missed that...

Perfect, thanks!!! I missed that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
So here's the current "solution"... Normal...

So here's the current "solution"...

Normal stackup is bolt head, rudder pedal, washers, master cylinder, castellated nut.

Matco recommendation is bolt head, rudder pedal, nut, washers, master...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not strong enough...

Not strong enough...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Looking for bolts

So here's the deal...

Time came to overhaul one of the Matco brake master cylinders, and it turns out that they will overhaul all four for cheap -- $125, including shipping them back to me, versus...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Rapco, near as I can tell.

Rapco, near as I can tell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,668
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I remember flying my RV across Texas once, hit a...

I remember flying my RV across Texas once, hit a mosquito, damage was comparable. Bad mosquitoes in Texas.

And when I was a boy, mosquitoes kept us awake at night. Actually, it was the fathers...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks! but I thought it wasn't supposed to wear...

Thanks! but I thought it wasn't supposed to wear hardly at all.

As for chrome plating, if they take care of hydrogen embrittlement, are there any other issues?

Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On the -7 and -9, the steps are riveted...

On the -7 and -9, the steps are riveted on.

Thanks, though.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Recoating the steps

So first the boarding steps were painted, and that wore off and the steps were ugly and starting to rust. Then I had them powdercoated, and that broke off. So now I am going to try Cerakote, well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Five hours, most likely. That's what the local...

Five hours, most likely. That's what the local FSDO wanted when I went to a constant speed prop. Really getting comfortable with the prop and getting a feel for it took at least that long.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,727
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm, let's think things through a bit... * The...

Hmm, let's think things through a bit...

* The techniques of the RV-14 (greater accuracy, better hole size) are being applied to the RV-10.
* The RV-8 some years back was upgraded to pre-punch
*...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-20-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Garmin 396 with lots of extras, AK450 ELT

Garmin 396 with lots of extras $250, includes shipping

Ameriking ELT AK-450, batteries good through 12/25. $75. With two antenna (wire whip) $100

All for $300.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've got a taper pin (bolt) etc looking for a...

I've got a taper pin (bolt) etc looking for a good home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,504
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Agreed, but only kind of. If the award winner has...

Agreed, but only kind of. If the award winner has to do everything themselves, you've then cut out most all of the "average" guys.

I note that there are lots of things that are not judged that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,504
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well, no. In the plans built category, Hatz...

Well, no. In the plans built category, Hatz biplanes win Grand Champion with some frequency -- at least, at Oshkosh. There's lots that goes into Grand Champion that doesn't necessarily meet the eye....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The best part of the day was having dinner with a...

The best part of the day was having dinner with a friend, talking shop. ASTM processes, accident mechanisms, human factors, certification rules, flight test with him riding in a T-38, FAA looking to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sun n Fun Day 2 - Wednesday

Found the homebuilt parking. About three dozen here at 9 AM, almost half RVs. They’re starting to overflow across the taxiway. Ground is firm and dry.

“Contemporary class” spam cans in abundance,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Very short lines at the food courts, vacancies in...

Very short lines at the food courts, vacancies in the exhibit buildings, crowds seem down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Exhibit buildings are not fully sold out, crowds...

Exhibit buildings are not fully sold out, crowds seem light. But it is early in the week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sun n Fun day 1 - Tuesday

At the 8:30 AM press briefing, it was announced that the number of planes already on the field is about the same as Thursdays in years past. Lots of type clubs are expecting record numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lots of signs say masks required, but nobody...

Lots of signs say masks required, but nobody seems to be making a big deal of it -- but folks are mostly compliant. Then again, once the show is open to the general public, there will probably be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sun 'n Fun Day Zero

Outside aircraft vendor exhibits are well populated.

Camping spot sales are up from "last year."

Van's booth is set up and populated as per normal.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my plane, all the power stuff was grouped...

On my plane, all the power stuff was grouped close together by an upstream builder / owner, and I've come to really appreciate it. Here's what I'd do next time:
* Throttle/prop/mixture not hanging...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,015
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not knowledgeable enough to offer specifics, but...

Not knowledgeable enough to offer specifics, but while it's apart, do as much as you can for maintainability:
* A friend had fancy wheel pants etc on his -10 and it took him and his wife two hours to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Called Hartzell, and Bob and Walt are correct....

Called Hartzell, and Bob and Walt are correct. Thanks! And the prop manual is on the Hartzell web site. (My prop is an experimental prop).

The plugs are $1.05, and Hartzell has a $20 minimum, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Greasing a constant speed prop

My A&P was having trouble putting grease into the two back fittings of the constant speed prop because of the spinner backplate. Are there any funny fittings that make that easier?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Let the autopilot fly the published missed...

Let the autopilot fly the published missed approach on an ILS -- on all previous approaches, ATC assigned the missed approach instructions, so this was a first. Also used synthetic vision and highway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My bad, I guess. The FAA guy did spend a lot of...

My bad, I guess. The FAA guy did spend a lot of time looking over the entire engine installation in addition to data plate and paperwork...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Best bang for the buck? What kind of bang are you...

Best bang for the buck? What kind of bang are you looking for?

* What's your mission?
* Most people will tell you that what they've got is the best. This opinion really means that they like the...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Same problem on the RV-9A. Just remember the...

Same problem on the RV-9A.

Just remember the story of the clock that stopped. It was correct twice a day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Read the new ops limits before you...

Read the new ops limits before you change...

You'll still need an inspection after major changes.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,357
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
But of course! My comments to the docket cover...

But of course! My comments to the docket cover key points concisely.

That's what I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,357
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Task based flight test is a great idea, but not...

Task based flight test is a great idea, but not the way the AC is written. The AC is, unfortunately, a platinum standard for EAB flight testing and documentation and as such is far, far beyond the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,913
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew several deliberate runway overshoots turning...

Flew several deliberate runway overshoots turning final to shoot video for a loss of control presentation at Sun 'n Fun, including the Expanded Envelope Exercises. (Tuesday at 11 at the AOPA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,489
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The stricture against slipping with full slaps...

The stricture against slipping with full slaps dates back to the Cessna 170, I believe -- and the very earliest models had a smaller vertical fin than the later ones.

It's my impression that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Never seen this concept written up, but here's...

Never seen this concept written up, but here's what I think is the issue...

On landing, while you still have airflow over the rudder, you might end up using half rudder, say, for aerodynamic...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,071
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Fixed pitch vs c/s makes a big difference in the...

Fixed pitch vs c/s makes a big difference in the -9A in terms of landing, i.e., how long it will float in the flare. If yours is fixed pitch, do this exercise: fly final full flaps at 75 knots right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The AOPA Air Safety Institute Focused Flight...

The AOPA Air Safety Institute Focused Flight Review is exhaustively complete, meaning that it also serves as a menu for pick and choose.

They're also incorporating the Expanded Envelope Exercises®,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On the GTNs, you have to start up with one of the...

On the GTNs, you have to start up with one of the buttons pushed, don't remember which one, to get into Configuration Mode so you can load the databases. This is different from the G3X which will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I built a very light weight plywood shelf for the...

I built a very light weight plywood shelf for the -9A. Oh, so useful. It rests on the cross member behind the seats and on the fuselage rails in the baggage compartment. On the baggage bulkhead, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Call Garmin.

Call Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Or get a friend or A&P to run up the engine once...

Or get a friend or A&P to run up the engine once or twice while you're gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,206
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My RV-9A has a baggage shelf (an easy enough...

My RV-9A has a baggage shelf (an easy enough project) and the oxygen bottle lives atop the shelf with appropriate attachments so that it won't roll. The key is to be able to reach and turn the valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's plenty of folks likely willing to give...

There's plenty of folks likely willing to give rides in their RVs. Not factory demos, but still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Uh, no. Do not need heading input to a G5,...

Uh, no. Do not need heading input to a G5, mostly... especially if the G5 is a backup.

What you really care about (almost all the time) is your course. Heading is used to help you achieve that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What are the approved / best ways of getting a...

What are the approved / best ways of getting a plane back on its wheels with minimal further damage? What kind of damage might one reasonably expect?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
So does my -9A. I think it's the aft canopy not...

So does my -9A. I think it's the aft canopy not sealing -- it let's rain in -- but I don't really know.

It also functions as a warning system for approaching the yellow arc...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The only times I've used the G3X internal flight...

The only times I've used the G3X internal flight plan in four or five years was when I wanted to graphically enter a user waypoint. IIRC, the procedure was to switch the G3X to internal nav (it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I gave a ride in my -8A to a CFII buddy, I...

When I gave a ride in my -8A to a CFII buddy, I was surprised that he had had enough after an hour. Why? The slight fishtailing of the airplane in even the least amount of turbulence was felt in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,951
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thought about it a lot. Downloaded databases....

Thought about it a lot. Downloaded databases. Something about 200' ceilings and 1/4 mile in fog that I let discourage me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Is that on the configuration page? (I'm not in...

Is that on the configuration page? (I'm not in the airplane at the moment.)

Thanks!

PS. Mine seems to be working, hope this doesn't jinx it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I upgraded the RV-9A to constant speed prop and...

I upgraded the RV-9A to constant speed prop and did it through the Atlanta FSDO. Took a while for the inspector to make it to Savannah, but he was great to talk to. And he checked the plane over...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Dunno, but check the labels on the outside. If...

Dunno, but check the labels on the outside. If that doesn't tell you, then call Garmin aviation support.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Part of the trick with bench space is to have it...

Part of the trick with bench space is to have it as work space, not clutter storage.

Do as I say, don't do as I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,829
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My -8 used to do that and I never thought twice...

My -8 used to do that and I never thought twice about it, maybe I should have. But with power off and full flaps, I could do spectacular short approaches.

And when I did a wheel landing without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,214
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Started three related projects: * Remove old ELT...

Started three related projects:
* Remove old ELT and bracket. The antenna came off easily enough inside the baggage compartment, but taking off the ELT mounting bracket from the aft side panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Protecting the boarding steps

My RV-9A came with painted steps, and no surprise, the paint eventually wore through.

Then I got them powder coated, but the powder coat also wore out and, believe it or not, it looks like rust is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'm not up on all the details, but be real...

I'm not up on all the details, but be real careful with the 406 MHz ELTs. It will broadcast the code real quick and the search and rescue folks will get real excited real quick.

Be careful now, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'd be real surprised if anybody reputable would...

I'd be real surprised if anybody reputable would work with you on an instrument rating in an RV-4 when the instructor in the back seat can't see the panel.

Don't worry about the C172. You'll be...
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