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Forum: Job Board Today, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,620
Posted By sailvi767
A point for someone considering a second career...

A point for someone considering a second career flying. Regional salaries have soared and they have no issues hiring 60 year old pilots. Several regionals now start at 90.00 a flight hour. Captains...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-30-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By sailvi767
I think you should have used a F1 Rocket airframe!

I think you should have used a F1 Rocket airframe!
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By sailvi767
I think because of CG/weight constraints it will...

I think because of CG/weight constraints it will be hard to get instruction in a RV4. You might look for someone with a RV8.
Forum: Southeast 07-28-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By sailvi767
We looked hard at Florida. Taxes are not bad on...

We looked hard at Florida. Taxes are not bad on homes if you are established. If you are buying new they are eye watering! Add in insurance costs and home ownership gets expensive. TN probably has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By sailvi767
Can you give us a bit more info? Is that 400 in a...

Can you give us a bit more info? Is that 400 in a 110 knot climb leaned on a hot day or 400 in cruise flight on a standard day ect..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By sailvi767
To follow up the last post I would flow test each...

To follow up the last post I would flow test each cylinder. Quick and easy to do via the bottle method. 13.5 GPH seems a bit low. EGT is normally a trend item but in this case I think it’s telling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,946
Posted By sailvi767
I think some are overplaying the insurance...

I think some are overplaying the insurance aspect. Once you have 100 hours of TW time the difference is not much. I also donít think they factor age into the tailwheel equation. Age is a standalone...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By sailvi767
I think you may have something else going on with...

I think you may have something else going on with your engine besides the 10 to 1 pistons. I ran 10 to 1 on my prior aircraft with no issues like that. Currently running 9.5 to 1 and again have zero...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By sailvi767
Cheaper option might be a 7Ē IPad bluetoothed...

Cheaper option might be a 7Ē IPad bluetoothed from the front. Data is only GPS but fine for general use and the can split it with the ForeFlight map.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By sailvi767
I would start it and check each ignition. I know...

I would start it and check each ignition. I know someone who had his timing change that experienced similar symptoms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,931
Posted By sailvi767
When the report does come out in a year or two...

When the report does come out in a year or two itís likely to be based entirely on phone contacts and very inaccurate.
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By sailvi767
On the certified aircraft side pricing seems to...

On the certified aircraft side pricing seems to be moderating if not declining. Not sure about experimentals. I suspect high interest rates and covid becoming endemic is contributing to that. As a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By sailvi767
If the engine truly got to 550 at a minimum it...

If the engine truly got to 550 at a minimum it needs a inspection. I would at least contact the builder or lycoming and get their thoughts.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-03-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By sailvi767
I suspect the battery portion is manufactured...

I suspect the battery portion is manufactured with a higher quality margin. All Lithium batteries are not the same. It also can self regulate charging input and will provide cautions if there is a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By sailvi767
I agree, the EarthX battery was purpose built for...

I agree, the EarthX battery was purpose built for this use and not all that expensive.
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By sailvi767
What speeds are we talking about. All RVís tend...

What speeds are we talking about. All RVís tend to get heavy in roll above 160 or so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,893
Posted By sailvi767
Or just do away with the clunky and heavy belt...

Or just do away with the clunky and heavy belt driven alternator and go to a pad drive only!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By sailvi767
I got a batch of forged plugs from Amazon. Pretty...

I got a batch of forged plugs from Amazon. Pretty easy to tell as they did not even package them. 6 plugs dropped into a baggie.
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Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,724
Posted By sailvi767
Harmon Rockets with a modified RV4 tail set the...

Harmon Rockets with a modified RV4 tail set the VNE at 239kts or 275MPH. I set my F1 up at 225 Kts true airspeed for a greater margin. The F1 does have some additional mods to the tail beyond the...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,724
Posted By sailvi767
VNE does not need to be and often is not true...

VNE does not need to be and often is not true airspeed. If the aircraft can fly throughout its flight envelope with out getting into a flutter regime it can be set to IAS.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,724
Posted By sailvi767
I just used IAS to keep it simple. The difference...

I just used IAS to keep it simple. The difference between CAS and IAS at speeds where flutter is a issue is usually under two knots. Below is a basic explanation. Where there can be a bigger...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,724
Posted By sailvi767
The problem is most certified light aircraft use...

The problem is most certified light aircraft use IAS. The decision on a manufacturer using IAS verses TAS comes down to which occurs first in the operating envelope, flutter or structural failure. If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,475
Posted By sailvi767
We added the B&C 40 amp to our Rocket and deleted...

We added the B&C 40 amp to our Rocket and deleted the normal belt driven alternator. So far it has been perfect. Eliminating the heavy conventional alternator seemed like a no brainer. I know several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By sailvi767
Same situation that you have. We keep it very...

Same situation that you have. We keep it very simple. We have a log book in the aircraft. We record the times, fuel at startup and shutdown from the totalizer and fuel added. Each of us started with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,475
Posted By sailvi767
Can you compare it to the 40 amp B&C and what the...

Can you compare it to the 40 amp B&C and what the advantages might be over that option?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By sailvi767
Older military radios were pressurized with a...

Older military radios were pressurized with a bicycle pump to prevent internal shorting as current jumped gaps with reduced pressure during climbout. You could tell the radio had lost pressure as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-04-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By sailvi767
Surefly told me that the supplied connection wire...

Surefly told me that the supplied connection wire was sized for up to a 20 foot run.
Forum: Job Board 05-01-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By sailvi767
A hangar home may have additional building code...

A hangar home may have additional building code requirements beyond what just a hangar requires. There can be firebreak and other requirements. It might be best to get a local architect involved to...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By sailvi767
We need to know pressure altitude to really...

We need to know pressure altitude to really understand what your engine is doing. 50 degrees ROP is also not a great place to run your engine. Itís about where the highest internal cylinder pressures...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By sailvi767
I have a single 10 inch, zero issues with font...

I have a single 10 inch, zero issues with font size and just display both on the 10 inch so never need to switch anything. D10a for backup. I highly recommend the stand alone autopilot panel as a add...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,389
Posted By sailvi767
Your panels are always works of art! G

Your panels are always works of art!
G
Forum: Safety 04-05-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,027
Posted By sailvi767
My only runaway trim in a RV was self induced by...

My only runaway trim in a RV was self induced by letting a IPad I was holding rest on the trim switch. My current setup shuts the trim off after 3 seconds of trimming. I think itís a excellent safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By sailvi767
US speciality is the underwriter. The 3 listed...

US speciality is the underwriter. The 3 listed pilots are all 10,000 hour min time with ATPís and 500 hours plus tailwheel time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By sailvi767
Good Insurance Surprise

Received my quote for insurance on the F1 Rocket. Was braced for a big increase however Ladd Gardner shopped me to a new company and the premium dropped over 1500. We upped the hull coverage to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By sailvi767
It varies slightly by battery type. The PC680...

It varies slightly by battery type. The PC680 recommends 14.7. EarthX 13.9 to 14.4 if my aging memory is correct.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,825
Posted By sailvi767
Hi Ron, I am not 100% on this but I am sure the...

Hi Ron, I am not 100% on this but I am sure the smarter people here will correct me if wrong but if you have a concern for detonation on takeoff I would run 2700 not 2500 RPM. Like a car high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,825
Posted By sailvi767
This quote might be incorrect but here is where I...

This quote might be incorrect but here is where I read that.

Key points:
-100LL is not 100 octane as we rate it for pump gas (R+M/2). It is actually ~96 octane by that measure.
-Quality and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,825
Posted By sailvi767
There are a few things to note on most detonation...

There are a few things to note on most detonation testing. The biggest is the temps they test the engine at. The one study required the following and it’s pretty much what most studies use. On a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,328
Posted By sailvi767
When I was transferred on my job out of CA, sold...

When I was transferred on my job out of CA, sold my house in CA, resumed my job in another state and purchased a home in another state CA refused to accept all that as proof I was no longer a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,220
Posted By sailvi767
The unit ceases to function with a loss of power....

The unit ceases to function with a loss of power. There are many aircraft malfunctions that could require turning off the aircraft master.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,220
Posted By sailvi767
That is not how they want it wired. They want it...

That is not how they want it wired. They want it to the positive battery terminal or to the battery side of the master solenoid. The reason is obvious.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,220
Posted By sailvi767
Same for me using a EarthX battery with a...

Same for me using a EarthX battery with a Surefly. The draw is so low the plane would have to sit for months. Ours has never been on a tender.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,028
Posted By sailvi767
I would worry more about getting a cylinder of...

I would worry more about getting a cylinder of any brand than what manufacturer. They are very scarce at the moment. You might want to consider a rebuild on that one if it is in fact a cylinder issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,721
Posted By sailvi767
Fighters tend to be a different animal in that...

Fighters tend to be a different animal in that they carry far more fuel in the fuselage than the wings and when load is added a significant amount is often hung on the wings.
Most non fighter jet...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By sailvi767
I have found the difference in insurance is 100...

I have found the difference in insurance is 100 to 200 a year once you have 100 hours in type. I have also found that there is at least for me a greater enjoyment in pulling off a perfect wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By sailvi767
Before you use Saint Aviation please PM me. G

Before you use Saint Aviation please PM me.
G
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,430
Posted By sailvi767
It never hurts to have a abbreviated takeoff...

It never hurts to have a abbreviated takeoff checklist posted on the panel.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,309
Posted By sailvi767
You clearly have never spoken to my daughter and...

You clearly have never spoken to my daughter and granddaughter!
Forum: Safety 02-10-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,042
Posted By sailvi767
I am sorry to hear about the attack but glad you...

I am sorry to hear about the attack but glad you are doing well. I would spend a few bucks and set up a phone consult with the guys I will post a link for. They are the absolute best at getting...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By sailvi767
If you manually lean it how does it run at idle?

If you manually lean it how does it run at idle?
Forum: Job Board 02-08-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,932
Posted By sailvi767
In the type of operation they are doing it might...

In the type of operation they are doing it might be a insurance requirement to have 1500 hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,698
Posted By sailvi767
Is it a old wives tail or does it have some basis...

Is it a old wives tail or does it have some basis in fact? I was taught not to pull a engine through in reverse?
Forum: The RV Grin 02-02-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By sailvi767
Great paint job! Could we see a pic of the entire...

Great paint job! Could we see a pic of the entire aircraft?
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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By sailvi767
I am betting infant mortality on the battery....

I am betting infant mortality on the battery. With zero load you might see 15.1. Start with the easy thing and get the battery tested.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By sailvi767
I assume you mean volts not amps on the values...

I assume you mean volts not amps on the values that you posted. If so 12.4 is low for a fully charged battery. You should see 12.8 or better. I see 13.1. What is your voltage when flying? You should...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,069
Posted By sailvi767
I have friends looking for cylinders. They seem...

I have friends looking for cylinders. They seem to be impossible to find. Anyone who suspects they will be needing new cylinders should get them on order soon. Overhaul shops are also back logged.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
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Views: 3,883
Posted By sailvi767
You should have good weather heading Westbound....

You should have good weather heading Westbound. If they plow the airport you should be able to get out this afternoon. You need visible moisture and below freezing temps to pick up ice. Itís going to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,936
Posted By sailvi767
A bit unrelated to where the thread is going but...

A bit unrelated to where the thread is going but I had issues with the Surefly install. Surefly went above and beyond to assist me!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,936
Posted By sailvi767
Surefly is approved for use in the variable...

Surefly is approved for use in the variable timing mode on a large number of certified aircraft. They are adding more all the time. The applications guide on their website shows which certified...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,594
Posted By sailvi767
I was once told by a old timer that if your oil...

I was once told by a old timer that if your oil temp is above 40 it’s best not to preheat unless you are going to apply the heat for 4 hours or more minimum depending on hangar temperature. His...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By sailvi767
In pressurized jet equipment it generally selects...

In pressurized jet equipment it generally selects 100% oxygen under a constant flow with pressure. Pressure breathing is required at higher altitudes to maintain a functional oxygen level in the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-08-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By sailvi767
You did not mention what price range you want to...

You did not mention what price range you want to be in. That is a key consideration. Also keep in mind that many have the perception that Florida is a low tax state and that’s not really correct...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,630
Posted By sailvi767
If you are LOP itís cooler. Here is a pic from...

If you are LOP itís cooler. Here is a pic from today and the CHTís were still dropping from the climb. Actually went ROP to try and keep them higher.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By sailvi767
A electronic ignition will certainly help both...

A electronic ignition will certainly help both hot and cold starts. The Surefly made a big difference on my aircraft.
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