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Forum: Reviews 02-24-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,596
Posted By matt
I used both CA and Halo. In 'real world usage' I...

I used both CA and Halo. In 'real world usage' I never found a difference between the two from a quality point of view. I am am very picky about audio quality.
So I stick to the Halo's. The Halo is...
Forum: RV-4 09-09-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By matt
I don't know. But I seem to remember that people...

I don't know. But I seem to remember that people going from short to long gear found that the holes in the firewall no longer were in the right place :)
Forum: RV-4 09-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By matt
Bolt pattern ?

If someone knows how the enginemount attaches to the firewall on a shortgear RV-4 that would save me 2 hours in the car..

I about to fabricate a 'rolling service cart' for my 320 in its enginemount...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By matt
It seems like it is going to be taken care of...

It seems like it is going to be taken care of tomorrow@KNPT.
Thanks guys.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By matt
Isn't giving your wife a little bit of extra...

Isn't giving your wife a little bit of extra always good advice :)
But the problem remains for me: The day set aside for the FR is gone. And I do not have that many days left in the US.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-25-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By matt
Need (B)FR asap

Visited Skyview in Corpus christi for a flight review and they messed up.

Still would like to take care of my flight review while in the US. Spending just a few more days in the US (Corpus, New...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-02-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,170
Posted By matt
This might have been up for discussion in a...

This might have been up for discussion in a another thread, but the new contour plus seems to be a very nice wingcamera: http://contour.com/products/1
Remote viewfinder (via bluetooth cellphone), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,823
Posted By matt
I'm impressed. That is a door that looks really...

I'm impressed. That is a door that looks really well engineered.
http://www.hpdoors.com/standalonedoor.asp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,823
Posted By matt
http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.de...

http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/526817/Hydroswing-customers-left-in-limbo--company-to-make-statement-next-week.html

http://discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?p=125460
Forum: Autopilots 04-05-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,123
Posted By matt
From the pressrelease: Garmin is now offering...

From the pressrelease:

Garmin is now offering rebates of up to $3,000 on G3X single and dual screen system purchases made between March 28 and April 29, 2011. TruTrak is offering a $2,000 rebate on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,689
Posted By matt
To bad, NARCO were always a pleasure to deal with.

To bad, NARCO were always a pleasure to deal with.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-31-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By matt
Yes, looks good! There are a few linkchecker...

Yes, looks good!
There are a few linkchecker tools around. Might want to give them a try; they helped me alot.
Freeware examples (have not used them myself, but look ok):
Mozilla addon...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-27-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By matt
Nice! I really like your fairings. The webstore...

Nice! I really like your fairings.


The webstore text link on the frontpage is still not working (Error 404). It points to http://74.53.89.18/~rvbits/webstore
The same erranous linksystem is used...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-27-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By matt
Looks great, what about us with real airplanes?...

Looks great, what about us with real airplanes? Ie RV-6/7 ;)
Any plans for that?
BTW: Your frontpage webstore link i broken, but it works in other parts of your page.
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-17-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,625
Posted By matt
That looks simple enough. Bending the antenna,...

That looks simple enough.
Bending the antenna, should that be done at any particular length and/or angle?
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-17-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,625
Posted By matt
Nice work! Considered doing the same thing...

Nice work!
Considered doing the same thing myself. The actual design of the antenna, how is that done? Ie the "1/16 piece of copper coated steel gas welding rod" part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,002
Posted By matt
He got guts: That alone is worth $100 in my book.

He got guts: That alone is worth $100 in my book.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-20-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,134
Posted By matt
I do a lot of short field landings on strips and...

I do a lot of short field landings on strips and for me dumping flaps is standard practice.

Not only because I get a lot of paint chips in the flaps if I don't: My ground roll is greatly reduced; I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 100,365
Posted By matt
Update on aero-news: FlightPrep Attempts...

Update on aero-news:



FlightPrep Attempts Damage Control
It used to be hard to get the aviation industry to get behind something important... but not-so-much anymore, as the power of the Internet...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By matt
Given his tail position at the first landing...

Given his tail position at the first landing (low, indicating little excess energy) and nice touchdown point (looks to be within 30ft or something like that) I think we are sounding a bit harsh in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,256
Posted By matt
I'm looking on 6/7's as well. I've seen the same...

I'm looking on 6/7's as well. I've seen the same thing; sub 300h TT RV-7(A), IO 360, CSP, Garmin IFR equipped being advertised for between 65 and 120.

The ones with high prices seem to be advertised...
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By matt
CS vs FP cost

I was sure there should be some info in the forum but my search didn't work out:

I trying to figure out the extra expenses with a CS setup in a new installation. The prop and govenor of course, but...
Forum: COMM 08-01-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,405
Posted By matt
Narco directly? The only time I ever had contact...

Narco directly? The only time I ever had contact with them they were both friendly and offered a cheap upgrade solution to my problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,658
Posted By matt
I love the FAA. Why? Well, compared to a lot of...

I love the FAA. Why? Well, compared to a lot of other agencies they are very cheap and give good service. Most of them are nice guys/girls as well.

Example:
Local annual aircraft registration fee:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,571
Posted By matt
This is why GRT keeps getting my business. They...

This is why GRT keeps getting my business. They did things for me I never would expect from an 'ordinary' company: Following (very) odd shipping instructions, additions to nav db, special requests...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By matt
RV tw/IFR training?

Work kept my flight hours WAY low during 2009. Getting back to the states in april I hoped to get more current. Including getting a new medical (not that many FAA doctors locally..) and doing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,444
Posted By matt
Yes, it was in GA news...

Yes, it was in GA news (http://www.generalaviationnews.com/?p=13734):

I recently received a question from a friend of a friend in Texas regarding the difference between a “Narrow Deck” and a “Wide...
Forum: Reviews 09-12-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,629
Posted By matt
Thats one way to see it. My way: Have...

Thats one way to see it.
My way: Have Lightspeed, DC and Halo bought within a year.
Both the DC and the lightspeed has been into service so far. Halo has not. And the Halo is the only one that I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,907
Posted By matt
Yep on landing at sun and fun if we are talking...

Yep on landing at sun and fun if we are talking about the 'jawbreaker' glasair:
http://www.aero-news.net/Community/DiscussTopic.cfm?TopicID=1031

NTSB...
Forum: International 04-25-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By matt
I wouldn't say that it is req. I can fly over...

I wouldn't say that it is req.
I can fly over germany with my mode C at the moment. There is some restrictions but none that have given me any problems so far.

But if I would equip a new stack in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,680
Posted By matt
Asked GRT (Carlos?) about the release a week or...

Asked GRT (Carlos?) about the release a week or two ago. The answer was 'before Sun'n Fun'.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By matt
Cowl repair

DRs post got me thinking since I am in trhe same situation:
"I was talking with Brandon (of GLO Custom) at lunch the other day and mentioned to him that I needed to build up some worn holes in my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-28-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,299
Posted By matt
I have used the #3 primer port, used a short...

I have used the #3 primer port, used a short piece of aluminium tube and then got a converter to the 1/8 hose used by emag. Running dual emags, so used a hose T fitting towards the end to feed both...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By matt
I'm in a part of the world right now where the...

I'm in a part of the world right now where the cheapest available regulator is close to 100$.. And I have a long way to the airport so the troubleshooting seemed worthwhile.
But I am heading towards...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By matt
Help with regulator(?)

I have what I asume is a standard early honda alt/adjustable regulator setup.

I had a a problem with the alternator not charging.
After some troubleshooting I found out that 'shorting' the regulator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,663
Posted By matt
The same thing really scared me a few months...

The same thing really scared me a few months back: Was about to do a few touch and goes as prep for my BFR in a Piper. Halfway down the strip I was thinking something like 'What is wrong? all values...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-28-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,474
Posted By matt
Now it is online:...

Now it is online: http://emagair.com/Show%20Special%2009.htm
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,520
Posted By matt
The skytec does not have a bendix drive? I bench...

The skytec does not have a bendix drive?

I bench ran my LS/PM starter with no problems. I disasembled it as well and by my judgement (and I am no wizz in this area) the unit will have no problems...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By matt
e-mail is not a valid communication type for...

e-mail is not a valid communication type for these guys. Give them a call. Nothing else works.
They run a very nice operation but for some reason I do not understand e-mails is not on their horizon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,748
Posted By matt
And...

And this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lcMHfJoY_M
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,669
Posted By matt
I put epoxy as well as rivets. Since the fairings...

I put epoxy as well as rivets. Since the fairings needs to flex a fair amount during the fitting (on/off) process the epoxy was wasted effort, it just cracks.
If I redid it some proseal (or similar)...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-09-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By matt
I agree, one friendly little place. But bring the...

I agree, one friendly little place. But bring the GPS, tried to find the airport last year without one and it wasn't easy to locate...
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 399,183
Posted By matt
There should to be an interesting story about...

There should to be an interesting story about that...?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,034
Posted By matt
The RV-3 used the thinner NACA 23012 From the...

The RV-3 used the thinner NACA 23012

From the very first iteration the RV-3 has always used the 23012 airfoil. All the two-seat short wing RVs (-4, -6, -7 and -8) use the 23013.5. All the 23000...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By matt
There is a general one here:...

There is a general one here: http://www.wanttaja.com/avlinks/engines.htm#certified
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By matt
My gear appears to be a bit on the "soft" side....

My gear appears to be a bit on the "soft" side. But I should add that the dirt strips I use are very basic, so one might consider that I actually lose an inch or two because of this (uneven and long...
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By matt
I got a 68" on a short gearleg RV-4 and I can't...

I got a 68" on a short gearleg RV-4 and I can't even think I could use a 70" on my one... On dirt strips there is no need to bring out the lawnmover after one of my visits :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,795
Posted By matt
Don't know if you noticed but there is a comment...

Don't know if you noticed but there is a comment on Van's webpage about the MTOW of Jon's RV-4:

After reviewing Jon?s modifications and qualifications, Van felt comfortable issuing a one time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-23-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By matt
Given my experience with washing machines I would...

Given my experience with washing machines I would check the brushes too.

I had two washers that would not pick up revs as they should (low revs ok, but just would not spin up). In both cases it...
Forum: RV-3 09-20-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,465
Posted By matt
Saw this one a while back, so there seems to be a...

Saw this one a while back, so there seems to be a few moded ones around:
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7595/rv3turtledeckud6.th.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rv3turtledeckud6.jpg)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,698
Posted By matt
This year?s sun'n fun? In a magazine article I...

This year?s sun'n fun? In a magazine article I just read this was one of the deficiencies they claimed corrected in the production airplanes compared to the prototype? Asuming I remeber the ariticle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By matt
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/7786/striptx8.t...

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/7786/striptx8.th.jpg (http://img162.imageshack.us/my.php?image=striptx8.jpg)
900ft usable at my friend. Personally I only use it when the winds are zero or from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,596
Posted By matt
Over in europe it is around US$90.000. But what I...

Over in europe it is around US$90.000. But what I don't understand is how/when they expect to deliver. The backlog from european sales alone is huge already.
But it is an nice...
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,830
Posted By matt
I have one of those. Works ok but the part I...

I have one of those. Works ok but the part I needed was the noise reduction, it is very silent.
As a business I can understand they went bust. One of these props was a close price match to a CSP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By matt
Really appriciate the change. This will renew my...

Really appriciate the change. This will renew my subscription for sure. Was thinking of dropping it since electronic only was no option and postal deliveries are 3months+ to Europe (!). Only magazine...
Forum: RV-4 06-27-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By matt
Main gear location

Does anyone have the "normal" location of the main gear vs LE (flight attitude) on a short gear RV-4?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,612
Posted By matt
I just transported a RV-4 in a 20' container. It...

I just transported a RV-4 in a 20' container. It is snug even if the airplane itself fits just fine it is hard to find a good location for the wings since I didn?t think the wings would handle a long...
Forum: Safety 06-25-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 50,417
Posted By matt
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/3651...

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/3651/cfacts/jato1.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-24-2007, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,652
Posted By matt
26, dont forget me ;-)

26, dont forget me ;-)
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-24-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,423
Posted By matt
The RP-4 is in a previous thread:...

The RP-4 is in a previous thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=18612 and there the same aircraft seems to be american..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By matt
Love my GRT but as Paul points out the VFR map is...

Love my GRT but as Paul points out the VFR map is it's weak point. I too would consider that during the design of the panel.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By matt
Kitplanes July 2004 (came across the article...

Kitplanes July 2004 (came across the article today). Dont think kitplanes would be to happy if I posted the whole story online but here are the performance specs:

168MPH RV-4RG RV-4
MP ___ ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By matt
I hoisted it in the engine mount as close as...

I hoisted it in the engine mount as close as possible to the firewall. Worked great, it is of course a bit in front of centre of gravity but nothing I couldn?t handle by hand at the tail end. Mine...
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By matt
Wing/ tail torque values?

Putting my RV-4 back together after a container ride across the pond. I removed the tail surfaces and the wings. If someone has the torque values for the wingbolts and tail surface bolts I need to...
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