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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess you could fly somewhere within a few...

I guess you could fly somewhere within a few hours drive of Osh (wherever is cheapest), get a rental car, ship camping gear which you could pickup at the GES service center between hangars A & C,...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,464
Posted By Auburntsts
I don’t think Van’s can dictate what you can and...

I don’t think Van’s can dictate what you can and cannot do since it’s E-AB. They can, however, control what goes out in the kits and can stipulate no adds or deletes to a particular kit. Worst case...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-10-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine is the kind that sits directly on the...

Mine is the kind that sits directly on the bucket--no legs. No stability issues whatsoever.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-10-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Auburntsts
You know they make a toilet seat with lid and...

You know they make a toilet seat with lid and plastic bag inserts for just this purpose -- no need to roll your own and way more hygienic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By Auburntsts
And yet someone broke the code because this year...

And yet someone broke the code because this year there were at least 6 food trucks at various places on the grounds providing welcome meal variety from the usual fare.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-03-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Auburntsts
https://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?10332-HBC-Par...

https://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?10332-HBC-Parking-Into-The-Wind
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Auburntsts
As a stop gap, you could possibly try downloading...

As a stop gap, you could possibly try downloading from FlyGarmin directly using the "older update method" vs the Garmin database Manager....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Auburntsts
Basically the realistic answer as to when to show...

Basically the realistic answer as to when to show up to get the closest sites is the day Scholler opens which IIRC is 30 days before the show.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,452
Posted By Auburntsts
Marty, It was a pleasure meeting you in person...

Marty,
It was a pleasure meeting you in person and I’m glad you got to experience flying in and enjoyed your company at the Tippen enclave. I’m also forever grateful that you took the trouble of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,452
Posted By Auburntsts
We left Osh Friday morning after staying a week. ...

We left Osh Friday morning after staying a week. Stopped in Southern Indiana to visit friends for the weekend. Woke to IFR conditions this morning which was expected. Departed around 8 EDT and...
Forum: Midwest 07-19-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By Auburntsts
There's a time and place for sure and I wouldn't...

There's a time and place for sure and I wouldn't advocate if it's a real cluster. It's a tool, not a crutch, just like GPS. If it can be used appropriately , then I don't have an issue with its...
Forum: Midwest 07-19-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By Auburntsts
It would be awesome if folks practiced enough to...

It would be awesome if folks practiced enough to hand fly the approach, but they don't so I have no problem with anyone using autopilot if it keeps them on airspeed, altitude, and their eyes out of...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Auburntsts
Lightbulb Shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve taken up a guy that...

Shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve taken up a guy that was around the same weight but around 6’6” and I’m 195. But you’ll need to run a W&B based upon your plane and configuration to be sure.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,693
Posted By Auburntsts
We’re flying up Friday as well. We’re...

We’re flying up Friday as well. We’re volunteering with the welcome wagon Sat and Sun morning, but we’ll see you at some point over the weekend, and if not then at the RV social for sure.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,300
Posted By Auburntsts
Ditto

Yep—this. I see no value in running a ground from the battery to the firewall. In 7 years I haven’t noticed any issues from grounding the battery locally.
Forum: RV-15 07-18-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
Me for one. The Bearhawk 5 seems to be doing...

Me for one. The Bearhawk 5 seems to be doing well so I’d say there is some type of market. Whether it’s large enough to sustain a 4-place 15 is open to debate. I’m not an engineer, but I’m...
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Auburntsts
SATURDAY Cherokee 1000 Mooneys. 1130 Bonanzas....

SATURDAY

Cherokee 1000
Mooneys. 1130
Bonanzas. 1300
Cessnas 1430

SUNDAY

Cirrus. 0800
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Auburntsts
Phillips 20W50 X/C plus Camguard.

Phillips 20W50 X/C plus Camguard.
Forum: RV-15 07-16-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
Someone has, starting with post #124.

Someone has, starting with post #124.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
I have camlocs on my 10 but I envy the Bonanza...

I have camlocs on my 10 but I envy the Bonanza and Bearhawk guys who don’t have to remove anything to access their engines for routine maintenance.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
Except Greg said last Fall during an interview...

Except Greg said last Fall during an interview that it would initially come out as a taildragger but the tricycle A model would follow. Of course, that's subject to change as is any feature before...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 04:54 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
+1

I'll wholeheartedly second these recommendations!!!!
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
Actually my preference would be a 206 as I don’t...

Actually my preference would be a 206 as I don’t want a tailwheel aircraft. Unfortunately nice 206s for sale are pretty rare and usually command a premium. A new one is out of the question unless...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,835
Posted By Auburntsts
Sigh. It looks interesting, but no sale for me. ...

Sigh. It looks interesting, but no sale for me. I want 4-seats— essentially a high wing version of my RV-10 but with a 1200-1300 lbs useful load (vs my current 1050), removable rear seats and no...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Auburntsts
So I also used hardware store bolts, 3/8" dia, 4...

So I also used hardware store bolts, 3/8" dia, 4 total with 2 in each wing (one top and one bottom per my plans). I turned the bolts into pins by grinding off the threads and lightly coating them...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By Auburntsts
I tried to go the Gretz route but could never get...

I tried to go the Gretz route but could never get it to work reliably at first, and then not at all so I gave up and swapped it out for a Garmin heated pitot and haven’t looked back.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By Auburntsts
Here's the Gretz install instructions. The last...

Here's the Gretz install instructions. The last page has a pic with the connector pin-outs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,290
Posted By Auburntsts
I love your definition of a “few”. Not...

I love your definition of a “few”. Not complaining though— it’s a great event and I’m past watching the airshow, for the most part, anyways. It’s just one of those things you learn from experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,290
Posted By Auburntsts
I gotta a bit of a chuckle out of that— fluid is...

I gotta a bit of a chuckle out of that— fluid is right. In the past, the “official” start time was immediately after the airshow, but in my experience if you waited that long you were waayyyy behind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By Auburntsts
Condition inspection #8. Why I’m doing it in...

Condition inspection #8. Why I’m doing it in June in Florida is beyond me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,563
Posted By Auburntsts
FYI, Garmin has done 23ES updates in the past at...

FYI, Garmin has done 23ES updates in the past at OSH. They had a dongle— you just brought them the unit and they did the update. I’ve received 2 updates this way.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,693
Posted By Auburntsts
Congrats Kyle--looking good!

Congrats Kyle--looking good!
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Auburntsts
Yep. Skip the insulation and invest in good ANR...

Yep. Skip the insulation and invest in good ANR headsets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Auburntsts
I have whatever brand that Van's sells with the...

I have whatever brand that Van's sells with the kit, whatever that is so I didn't vote for the brand, just the buckle type (airline metal to metal), and config (4-point for all 4 seats).
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,606
Posted By Auburntsts
Everyone has to do their own calculus based upon...

Everyone has to do their own calculus based upon their situation. I live on the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. Heat and humidity are present almost year round. However I opted to not install A/C as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Auburntsts
Whoops -- I completely forgot about the FL...

Whoops -- I completely forgot about the FL 18000MSL alt restriction for BasicMed, which is what I have. Soooo, maybe I'll try and take it up to between 17500 and 17999 and see how she flies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Auburntsts
Service Ceiling Test

So, one thing I've never done is a test on the Service Ceiling on my RV-10. No real practical reason to do it. I'm just curious so it would just be for grins and giggles (yes I know I'll need O2). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,889
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s a good option. Better, IMO, is having...

That’s a good option. Better, IMO, is having options to eliminate single points of failure. Maybe not much of a concern for VFR pilots but when I’m flying IFR in IMC I’ll take as many as I can get....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,889
Posted By Auburntsts
Maybe. Many of us that fly a lot of IFR like...

Maybe. Many of us that fly a lot of IFR like having the redundancy of 2 alternators.
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Auburntsts
Okayyy—I think you misunderstood my post. My...

Okayyy—I think you misunderstood my post. My point is the specs out of the operating manual (the way I posted it is the way the manual words it) indicates that a higher mech pump output psi is...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Auburntsts
Might not be an issue. For a lot of the common...

Might not be an issue. For a lot of the common IO-540s used in RV-10s (eg C4B5, D4A5, etc) the max pressure to inlet of the fuel pump is 35psi and to the inlet of the fuel injector is 45psi.
Forum: Midwest 05-25-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By Auburntsts
FYI, the EAA website has a copy of each sign...

FYI, the EAA website has a copy of each sign listed in the NOTICE that you can download and print out -- no need to roll your own. ...
Forum: Midwest 05-25-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By Auburntsts
That I can deal with because you're shooting the...

That I can deal with because you're shooting the approach and if it's VMC you can see the traffic crossing in front of you on base. It's mile after mile of slogging through the VFR arrival when its...
Forum: Midwest 05-25-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By Auburntsts
This is why a few years ago I started flying only...

This is why a few years ago I started flying only IFR into OSH and ditched the VFR arrival altogether. Just tired of the shenanigan's. I still study the entire "NOTICE" (not calling it a NOTAM is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,708
Posted By Auburntsts
Tom please concentrate on getting better — orders...

Tom please concentrate on getting better — orders can wait. Glad you’re home and on the road to recovery!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,128
Posted By Auburntsts
I sent my request to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov this...

I sent my request to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov this morning, May 19th, 2022. I didn’t use any form, just put the required info in the body of the email. Got my signed LODA back in 5 hours! Now that’s...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes. I have 2 dedicated cards for my 28-day...

Yes. I have 2 dedicated cards for my 28-day database subscription and use a 3rd card for the once in a blue moon software update.
Forum: RV-15 05-18-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,026
Posted By Auburntsts
The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman...

The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman which can be ordered with a Nose-Wheel, or Tail-Wheel, or both Straight or Amphibious Float Landing gear. And the neat thing is after its built you can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Auburntsts
Just a data point, but I use plain old regular...

Just a data point, but I use plain old regular 8GB SD cards I bought at Wal-Mart without issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,577
Posted By Auburntsts
My $.02, rip it all out and invest in a good ANR...

My $.02, rip it all out and invest in a good ANR headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine started online circa 2003 (maybe 2002, I...

Mine started online circa 2003 (maybe 2002, I don't remember exactly) when Van's first published info on the prototype RV-10. Up until then, although aware of RVs, my focus had been on the 4-place+...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Auburntsts
Holy necro-posts

You do realize you’re replying to 17-year old threads with this and your other recent posts, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Auburntsts
Sounds like just the latest example of a FSDO...

Sounds like just the latest example of a FSDO inspector making up the rules as they go. It happens and I have personal experience. I hate it but sometimes it’s best to just comply and move on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,989
Posted By Auburntsts
Thanks—corrected, but it wasn’t a critical...

Thanks—corrected, but it wasn’t a critical pedantic error on my part as I’m sure everyone got what I meant. Anyway, I purposely didn’t delve into the world of SIs as in a lot of those instances the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,989
Posted By Auburntsts
Sport Pilot medical requirements are less...

Sport Pilot medical requirements are less burdensome than BasicMed (no bi-annual course to take and no 4-year physical) at the cost of restricted privileges. So maintaining a medical (FAA or...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,018
Posted By Auburntsts
To each his own, but I stand by my...

To each his own, but I stand by my recommendation. I’ve never had an issue removing my seats without mods, but if it works then so be it, it’s E-AB after all.
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,018
Posted By Auburntsts
I would think long and hard before modifying the...

I would think long and hard before modifying the seat rails. Not sure how you got in at SnF but here’s how I do:

1. Slide seat to rear
2. Step in with both feet, right first, followed by left...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I've just been lucky then as I've not had...

I guess I've just been lucky then as I've not had any issues on the field or from Sleepy Hollow. I haven't camped in Scholler since 2011 so really don't remember if I had reception issues back then...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-17-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
I’ve never had a cell reception issue—my carrier...

I’ve never had a cell reception issue—my carrier is Verizon. WiFi on the other hand…….
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,035
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO the key is understanding standard...

IMO the key is understanding standard phraseology, knowing what to expect, and reacting appropriately. If the instruction is non-standard AND you’re not 100% sure what was meant, best to query and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
9am will get you in before the mass arrivals. If...

9am will get you in before the mass arrivals. If the weather is bad on Saturday guaranteed that Sunday will be a cluster no matter when you show up,

SOS bros on Waukau Ave is a great place to hang...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-14-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Auburntsts
No need to apologize. You ask good questions. ...

No need to apologize. You ask good questions. Bear in mind that legal and safe aren’t necessarily synonymous. In the end, it’s about how much risk are you willing to assume? Failure tolerant...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Auburntsts
A magnetometer coupled with a display meets the...

A magnetometer coupled with a display meets the FAR requirement for a magnetic direction indicator hence no need for a whiskey compass. Not aware of any FAR requirement for redundancy in avionics or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By Auburntsts
GarminPilot is available on both iOS and Android...

GarminPilot is available on both iOS and Android platforms. However, in the past, the Android version was always lagged a bit behind the iOS version in terms of features. Not sure why or if that's...
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