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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,948
Posted By RWoodard
Funny that you brought this up just now... I've...

Funny that you brought this up just now...

I've been riding for 48 years (all but 4 years of my life) with my first motorcycle being a Honda Z50. I scared myself during the fall of 2019 and sold my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By RWoodard
Iím an awful person for finding humor in your...

Iím an awful person for finding humor in your loss, but itís a bit ironic that someone who lives in the desert, in a landlocked state lost an airplane in a boating accident.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By RWoodard
I helped a friend work through a Dynon HDX USB...

I helped a friend work through a Dynon HDX USB compatibility issue. We, too, had issues with the San Disk USB drives. I purchased about a half-dozen other brands off of Amazon and they all work just...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,922
Posted By RWoodard
I see youíre in Florida and New York. Probably...

I see youíre in Florida and New York. Probably not necessary for Florida, but I think youíd enjoy having heated seats for your time in New York. I installed seat heat in my otherwise perfect [thanks...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 329,491
Posted By RWoodard
Looking at where the longerons pass through the...

Looking at where the longerons pass through the panel as a reference, it isn’t much of a panel extension. My RV3 panel has a bit of an extension near the middle and I’m betting I could take at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By RWoodard
As jrock says, it kinda depends on your state and...

As jrock says, it kinda depends on your state and the entity. In Colorado you can visit the Secretary of State website and look up information on business entities. It wouldn't take much to find my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By RWoodard
Mr. Young's response, above, is absolutely...

Mr. Young's response, above, is absolutely correct. Many, many people overestimate the value of operating under a business entity with regard to limiting liability.

As he said, if you're the pilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By RWoodard
I won't have ground-based (VHF) nav in my plane...

I won't have ground-based (VHF) nav in my plane after my Garmin update. Lots of holes in the Swiss cheese would have to line up before the lack of VHF nav would cause me any problems or even an...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-28-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By RWoodard
If you aren't in immediate need, I'll be...

If you aren't in immediate need, I'll be switching out the studs for my Bendix impulse coupling mag within the next couple of weeks. I'm replacing it with a PMag.

Honestly, I'd do it tomorrow, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By RWoodard
Oh Shoot. I'm guilty. Sorry about that. Just...

Oh Shoot. I'm guilty. Sorry about that. Just trying to be helpful. A perfectly correct answer to a question that wasn't asked.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,025
Posted By RWoodard
That really made me belly laugh. I love it....

That really made me belly laugh. I love it. Reinforces my decision to build an F1... Now I just have to live long enough to finish it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By RWoodard
The lower left nut is a real challenge to remove....

The lower left nut is a real challenge to remove. I asked around and ended up borrowing a "custom" tool from a buddy who's a 30+ year A&P. I happen to have it sitting on my desk right next to my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By RWoodard
Allen at Anti-Splat Aero makes a special wrench...

Allen at Anti-Splat Aero makes a special wrench for prop bolts. It comes in two sizes. Make sure to order the right one or you'll end up owning one of each like I do! :-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By RWoodard
Try Steinair in Minnesota and/or the experimental...

Try Steinair in Minnesota and/or the experimental division at Aerotronics in Billings, MT. I've found both to be willing to talk and very helpful. Honestly though, it'll probably be some time before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 93,886
Posted By RWoodard
@ Vlad and Mark... I've got a buddy who first...

@ Vlad and Mark... I've got a buddy who first flew his RV-8 somewhere around 2001. He's now 80 years old, still flies the RV-8, still spends at least 4 hours every day at his hangar... and just...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,025
Posted By RWoodard
I didn't know I was in the market until reading...

I didn't know I was in the market until reading this thread! What if *I* buy it? :D

EDIT: It's not there now. I just checked. :-(
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By RWoodard
That's really cool to hear. I, too, have been...

That's really cool to hear. I, too, have been talking with Hunter in the last week. It looks like I'm going to be able to use my "extra" 300-72 prop on my Glasair. I have 2 of their 300 series props...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By RWoodard
A friend gave me his 3-bottle cascading system as...

A friend gave me his 3-bottle cascading system as Scott described. After that, because I'm single and I don't answer to anyone about how I spend my money, I bought a Hydraulics International Gas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,450
Posted By RWoodard
I managed to turn a simple oil change into a...

I managed to turn a simple oil change into a most-of-the-day affair.

The oil change went really well. It's the 50 hour since overhaul oil change so I took a sample and will be sending it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By RWoodard
I've got a MH O2D2 portable system with the...

I've got a MH O2D2 portable system with the AL-180 bottle. This gives me 4.9 hours duration for one person at 15,000 according to the MH charts.

My rationale for picking a relatively small bottle is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By RWoodard
I just ordered a Guardian flush mount for my iPad...

I just ordered a Guardian flush mount for my iPad mini yesterday. It has a molded tube inlet for a cooling tube or fan. To keep things simple, I just bought their 12v fan for an extra $50. I probably...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,888
Posted By RWoodard
I bought one directly from Aithre on the day you...

I bought one directly from Aithre on the day you posted this. Still available. $200 plus $10 shipping. Supposed to arrive on Monday.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,888
Posted By RWoodard
You all inspired me... I just placed my order for...

You all inspired me... I just placed my order for an Aithre Shield 1.0. I'm in the process of doing a G3x system in my Glasair and $200 is a drop in the bucket compared to the total cost of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By RWoodard
I just removed an old Prestolite starter from my...

I just removed an old Prestolite starter from my Glasair. It was 18 pounds! I plan to replace it with the new Sky-Tec starter at 6.5 pounds. I'm also planning to replace the old Motorola alternator...
Forum: Midwest 02-05-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By RWoodard
I think I have a wing cradle. Itís stored at a...

I think I have a wing cradle. Itís stored at a hangar at FNL, so Iíll take a look next time Iím up there (within the next week or so). I canít remember what state it was left in. It may need carpet...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-03-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By RWoodard
We blew the doors off a Cirrus 22T on the way to...

We blew the doors off a Cirrus 22T on the way to Steamboat from Boulder. He was up around 14,500-15,000 and I was at 12,500. He mustíve been at reduced power or in a bigger headwind because I was...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By RWoodard
Steamboat wonít be a problem for an RV-10. I was...

Steamboat wonít be a problem for an RV-10. I was just up there on Sunday with my niece in my Glasair 1RG. The Glasair is a runway hog compared to RVs and it still got off in less than 1/2 the...
Forum: GPS 12-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 74,456
Posted By RWoodard
Thanks very much for the explanation. I noticed a...

Thanks very much for the explanation. I noticed a discrepancy between the various list prices, but hadn't done the math to understand what was going on.
Forum: GPS 12-11-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 74,456
Posted By RWoodard
GA35 Antenna Included?

Hello,

I'm finally to the point where I'm going to order a whole bunch of Garmin stuff. I'm in the process of receiving quotes from several vendors. Some vendors say that the GNX 375 comes with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By RWoodard
I think a simple RV-6 might meet your...

I think a simple RV-6 might meet your criteria.

I just ferried a very basic RV-6 from Oklahoma City to near Denver last Friday. I've lost a bunch of weight lately and am 5'10" and 185#. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,320
Posted By RWoodard
I flew my RV-3 to breakfast on both Saturday and...

I flew my RV-3 to breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. The second picture was taken by a friend's wife from their Bonanza. I was running a little late for breakfast and they were...
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By RWoodard
I flew my RV-3 for around 100 hours with an old...

I flew my RV-3 for around 100 hours with an old straight 2 blade Hartzell prop before installing the 3-bladed Whirlwind. At 8,000í density altitude (as calculated by my Dynon), and 24-squared, I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,247
Posted By RWoodard
Thanks, Dan. You made my morning. I really did...

Thanks, Dan. You made my morning. I really did laugh out loud at this comment as it was exactly what I was thinking.

On the topic of "need for speed," I recently purchased a 1980's vintage Glasair...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,883
Posted By RWoodard
I can't find my notes on it, but I'm pretty sure...

I can't find my notes on it, but I'm pretty sure it was 250* for about 15 minutes. I left the parts in the oven and just let them cool as the oven cooled once the heat was turned off.

I have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,883
Posted By RWoodard
I painted the pedals in my Midget Mustang with...

I painted the pedals in my Midget Mustang with rattle can red. I baked them in my oven (I'm single so I get away with this stuff). I sold the plane with 170 hours on the rework and they still looked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,854
Posted By RWoodard
I've seen the scenario Chris describes play out...

I've seen the scenario Chris describes play out many times. My brother has been a real estate agent for almost 30 years and sees people use the inspection clause as an opportunity to either...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By RWoodard
I really like the heated seat setup I installed...

I really like the heated seat setup I installed in my RV3. Somehow keeping my fanny and back warm just makes everything good. I also have a heated jacket if itís really cold or if Iím flying at...
Forum: Rocket 11-01-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By RWoodard
Exactly! Thatís a great looking Rocket, too.

Exactly!

Thatís a great looking Rocket, too.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,132
Posted By RWoodard
As others have already said, the only way to know...

As others have already said, the only way to know for sure is to check with Vanís.

In the meantime (and to allow you to sleep between now and Monday), Iíll just offer that my RV-3 has a similar...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By RWoodard
Iíve hardwired several Stratux units in my planes...

Iíve hardwired several Stratux units in my planes and for friends. Works well for folks who have ADSB out solutions that donít provide ADSB-in.

I use this adapter available on...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,747
Posted By RWoodard
Hi Kurt, As others have said, great analysis and...

Hi Kurt,

As others have said, great analysis and self-critique. I'm confident that you're skills will continue to improve based on the tone of your post.

I've got a bunch of time in RV-3's and a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 329,491
Posted By RWoodard
Don't be too quick to write off the use of piano...

Don't be too quick to write off the use of piano hinge for the cowl. I had the fancy quarter turn fasteners on my Midget Mustang. They were heavy and expensive, but they worked VERY well.

My RV-3...
Forum: Safety 09-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,950
Posted By RWoodard
A rough conversion from indicated miles per hour...

A rough conversion from indicated miles per hour to true airspeed in knots is fairly easy for those of us in the Denver area (5,000' MSL).

As someone else mentioned in an earlier post, a rule of...
Forum: RV-3 09-02-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,389
Posted By RWoodard
I was 5í10Ē and about 250 pounds when I owned my...

I was 5í10Ē and about 250 pounds when I owned my first RV-3. It was snug, but do-able. Iím now at about 190 pounds and lots of things are betteróincluding fitting in the 3!

I think the limiting...
Forum: Propellers 08-21-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,704
Posted By RWoodard
My manual from my 300-70RV prop purchased in...

My manual from my 300-70RV prop purchased in April, 2020 says 650 hours.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-18-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By RWoodard
Great question and a timely answer. Iím planning...

Great question and a timely answer. Iím planning a G5 with a 507 and a couple of servos for a basic autopilot setup in my Glasair. I was very close to just swallowing hard and buying the Garmin OAT...
Forum: RV-3 08-02-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 175,610
Posted By RWoodard
Family Photo

I adopted a new sibling for my beautiful (thanks Chuck!) RV-3. A Glasair 1RG.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,189
Posted By RWoodard
I sent my Halo in for repair earlier this week. I...

I sent my Halo in for repair earlier this week. I called him on Monday and he mentioned that theyíve had nearly 100% failure rate on the wire you described... mine included. FedEx reports that the...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-24-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,111
Posted By RWoodard
You may end up having to vacuum bag the glass...

You may end up having to vacuum bag the glass over the dowel. There's a limit to how tight even a very light cloth will conform to sharp curves or tight radius (radii?).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-20-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By RWoodard
I seem to find a use for extra: AN3A and -4A...

I seem to find a use for extra:

AN3A and -4A bolts from about the shortest they make through 1-1/2"
-3 and -4 nylon locknuts
standard size washers (960?) in everything from #6 to -4 in thick and...
Forum: RV-3 07-15-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By RWoodard
Mine originally had a 72" Hartzel prop. When it...

Mine originally had a 72" Hartzel prop. When it failed inspection, I replaced it with a 72" Whirlwind 3-blade. I put about 17 incident free hours on the 72" Whirlwind followed by about 3 seconds...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By RWoodard
There are plenty of other folks on here who are...

There are plenty of other folks on here who are more knowledgeable, but I?ll kick off the discussion by suggesting that you make sure you?re getting full travel on the mixture control arm when you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,457
Posted By RWoodard
I wouldn't rely on an i-device at all. I've been...

I wouldn't rely on an i-device at all. I've been using my iPhone in the -3 as a map/navigation device because the onboard GPS is very old with an un-updatable database and no graphics to speak...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,879
Posted By RWoodard
I've spent 4 out of the last 8 weeks working in...

I've spent 4 out of the last 8 weeks working in an engine shop since I'm off work from my regular job. The proprietor says he pays $25 for a cylinder core.

Just another data point...
Forum: RV-3 06-07-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By RWoodard
My RV-3 has just a tad bit of shimmy as I...

My RV-3 has just a tad bit of shimmy as I decelerate to taxi speed. It only happens for a 5-7mph range between about 30 and 25-ish. Once I'm below this range, it goes away. I never noticed it on the...
Forum: Interiors 06-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By RWoodard
I had some authentic sheepskin seat covers on a...

I had some authentic sheepskin seat covers on a truck at one time. The shop that installed them told me to wash them with "No More Tears" kids shampoo in my washing machine and let them air dry...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By RWoodard
Just offering another reference point or...

Just offering another reference point or two...

I just sold my GCAA Citabria to a low time pilot. He had 600TT with only 5.6 hours in an 7ECA prior to his purchase. His insurance company required 10...
Forum: Propellers 04-10-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,298
Posted By RWoodard
They're 2 for 2 with me!

Funny that this poll cycled to the first page again today.

Just this afternoon, I received my second 3-bladded Whirlwind prop via FedEx freight.

I ordered this one on March 10th and received it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By RWoodard
I agree that the best thing you can do is just...

I agree that the best thing you can do is just order a tail kit. When there's a will, there's a way! I remember following the Vlad build thread where he built a bunch of his RV9A in a small city...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,174
Posted By RWoodard
Yes. That?s the one. Correct. There?s nothing to...

Yes. That?s the one.

Correct. There?s nothing to indicate he hit a bird. The best guess is that he pulled a wing off trying to avoid a bird.

I have pictures of the scene and worked with the NTSB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,174
Posted By RWoodard
Yes. That sounds like him. The accident happened...

Yes. That sounds like him. The accident happened near Erie. One of those things I?ll never forget. I stopped by my hangar on the way to work that afternoon and noticed his car was still parked near...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,174
Posted By RWoodard
A friend of mine lost a wing on his Sidewinder...

A friend of mine lost a wing on his Sidewinder and was killed in a crash. The plane had been flying for decades and my friend was a very conservative pilot. The assumption is that he pulled the wing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,015
Posted By RWoodard
Wow. They do nice work!

Wow. They do nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By RWoodard
I realize the original post was from over a year...

I realize the original post was from over a year ago, but I?ll provide another data point for the search engines.

The 21 year old Duke pump in my plane failed last fall. I was shocked at the ACS...
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