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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By bkilby
Depends on how good of a stick you are.. I jumped...

Depends on how good of a stick you are.. I jumped into a 9A with about 50 hours TT and a fresh certificate and never looked back. If you have good hand/eye coordination, were an athlete, are a good...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,635
Posted By bkilby
I went from a 9A to a 6A. The 9A is slippery as...

I went from a 9A to a 6A. The 9A is slippery as h&^$. Just keeps on going when you pull power. Have to be on top of your speed and not come in even 10 kts fast like everyone else has said. Both...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By bkilby
:D Good one!

:D Good one!
Forum: Tools 03-01-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By bkilby
ATS vs. Champion spark plug thread chaser?

What's the difference between the ATS spark plug thread chaser for $9
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/1201683.php vs. the Champion one for $425?...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,061
Posted By bkilby
You'll fit perfectly in the -9A. I'm 6'2",...

You'll fit perfectly in the -9A. I'm 6'2", 200lbs. My father in law was 5'11, 240lbs. We were pretty tight when we flew together in the 9A, but not uncomfortable. There is actually more room in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,061
Posted By bkilby
Only adjustments are 3 positions of the seat...

Only adjustments are 3 positions of the seat back.. you can move very slightly forward or aft. Mine just stays in the aft. Seats are very comfortable. I got some very high quality memory foam from...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By bkilby
FFC - Falcon Squadron

Check with the Falcon Squadron guys out of Peachtree City.. there's like 50 RV's at FFC so I'm sure they have some connections. Quite a few are active on this forum as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,349
Posted By bkilby
Just to start..

-Make a wing jack using the harbor freight tall ram jack
-Engine hoist is nice to have in the hanger.. to get the nose off the ground for maintenance
-Brake relining tool...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,628
Posted By bkilby
Hang in there Frenchy. Lots of constructive...

Hang in there Frenchy. Lots of constructive feedback has been shared and I think you've been very receptive. The troll thing was from another topic not too long ago.. a guy was basically gloating...
Forum: Safety 07-28-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By bkilby
I watched some of the general's presentation and...

I watched some of the general's presentation and found it interesting.. I laughed my $^#( off when he got the part of his presentation where he describes bringing a kit he carries on airliners when...
Forum: Southeast 07-17-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,658
Posted By bkilby
Tuskegee, AL

Don't know if it's open due to Covid19, but this is pretty cool and close.. just over in Alabama..

https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee_airmen/moton_field.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,145
Posted By bkilby
Plexus or Brillianize

Plexus or Brillianize
Forum: RV-3 07-08-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By bkilby
:eek::eek::eek: All I can say is "Wow!".. what a...

:eek::eek::eek:
All I can say is "Wow!".. what a story!
can't speak for stick forces on a 3 but I would assume they are light like all RV's.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By bkilby
Oil pressure test kit from Harbor Freight

I had the same problem a couple months back.. bought an oil pressure test kit from Harbor Freight (spruce was selling the same kit for $43 vs $29)
I needed a different fitting but happened to have...
Forum: Safety 06-25-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,237
Posted By bkilby
Feet on brakes?

I don't think I'd need an item to remind me to put my feet on the brakes when starting. Not necessary in my opinion. Anyone in the pattern, please advise;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,872
Posted By bkilby
iFly GPS

This app.. I think it's $75 a year. Really good on droids and also works on Apple products.. but it costs more if you want both at the same time.

https://www.iflygps.com/
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By bkilby
https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ide...

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1586353423-276-18&browse=videos&product=fd_plans

You buy a USB Flash drive with all the plans in pdf format for $10 on their site.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,747
Posted By bkilby
FYI - I've had Galaxy phones all along. My S8...

FYI - I've had Galaxy phones all along. My S8 had an accurate pulse ox. Mine was always 98-100%.. I went to the dr. a few weeks ago and my reading was 100%. I now have a S10+ and the pulse ox is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,780
Posted By bkilby
Anyone can do anything on an experimental. ...

Anyone can do anything on an experimental. Reskin it, rebuild the engine, change the tires, whatever... When it comes condition inspection time, gotta be the builder or have repairmen cert or any...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By bkilby
POH is not required. I think lots of people just...

POH is not required. I think lots of people just cobble them together from ones posted online.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=115014

My 6A stalls pretty abruptly as well....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By bkilby
I cut an empty Phillips XC quart in half and use...

I cut an empty Phillips XC quart in half and use the top part with the cap to slide underneath the oil screen plug. I just slowly loosen it and hold the container underneath the plug and screen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By bkilby
Mine leaked down the firewall.. turns out the...

Mine leaked down the firewall.. turns out the fitting was installed dry and screwed into the reservoir with no sealant at all. I used permatex #2 on the threads of the fitting and screwed it back in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By bkilby
Man, I wish you were in Georgia.. I'd love some...

Man, I wish you were in Georgia.. I'd love some Extra 300 time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,527
Posted By bkilby
Walt, I have no experience with the battery but...

Walt, I have no experience with the battery but found this one to be exact dimensions as PC680.. it's stats are all better than the 680 and it's $117 at thsi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,527
Posted By bkilby
Way to think outside the box! :D:D

Way to think outside the box! :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,046
Posted By bkilby
Wow! You said exactly what the books say to say....

Wow! You said exactly what the books say to say. It's how I identify if I ever fly into a towered field. Maybe the controller had a bad day and forgot his CDB oil that day. :D
Forum: Tools 11-13-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By bkilby
Summit Racing works great

This is the one I have.. works great.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-900511?rrec=true

https://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/xlarge/sum-900511_xl.jpg?rep=False
Forum: Safety 10-22-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,297
Posted By bkilby
That is one heck of a detailed report by the...

That is one heck of a detailed report by the Aussies..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By bkilby
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173428&highlight=rapco+disk

An Application Guide can be found on the Aircraft Spruce site
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,816
Posted By bkilby
Antenna location - is 2 feet enough?

I bought a Uavionix Echo and will get my avionics guy to install it in a few weeks. My transponder antenna is just about centered under the belly, and my radio antenna is about 5 ft back from that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By bkilby
I've got the A600 Whelen system, which has the...

I've got the A600 Whelen system, which has the white tail light, position light, and strobe all in one..
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/whelenstrobesystema600.php

I just looked this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By bkilby
AOA

Maybe extra tubing for Angle of Attack if you ever decide to install?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By bkilby
135 degrees

Turn it 135 degrees after contact, no more. I turned it a tad more than 135 exactly one time and of course it leaked and I had to go back and fix it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By bkilby
In Georgia, we have tornadoes, hail, nasty...

In Georgia, we have tornadoes, hail, nasty thunderstorms once or twice a week, 95 degrees, high humidity, bugs, etc... a hanger doesn't guarantee protection against any of those, but my stomach would...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,585
Posted By bkilby
Sorry for your loss... no doubt the greatest...

Sorry for your loss... no doubt the greatest generation. After watching Saving Private Ryan on D-Day for the umpteenth time I told my wife, "can you imagine the 15-17 year old kids of today doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,191
Posted By bkilby
Giant fan!

Maybe it doesn't impact you so much in Washington, but in Georgia you gotta have one of those giant fans on wheels when you start maintenance work in July or August or Sept.
Forum: Safety 04-30-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,966
Posted By bkilby
I wish you guys would do this when us non...

I wish you guys would do this when us non retirees could potentially attend..:p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,356
Posted By bkilby
Smile http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=76408&highlight=oil+additives

Check this thread. I personally go with Phillips XC 20w50 and recently started adding Camguard. I live in GA and...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By bkilby
Strong Enterprises

I bought an old parachute and shipping it to the manufacturer - Strong Enterprises for inspection and repack. They repacked and inspected and shipped it back and said all was well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By bkilby
SgtZim, send me your email address, and I can...

SgtZim, send me your email address, and I can send you my condition inspection checklist. I have spent considerable time putting info in my checklist on how to do things during the inspection,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By bkilby
Oil screen plug is 135 degrees past past initial...

Oil screen plug is 135 degrees past past initial contact. Crush washer seam goes toward engine. It's very little torque. Don't tighten more than this or it WILL leak. Last time, I thought to...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,913
Posted By bkilby
Simple Green Aviation for getting the bugs off

The best product I have found for getting the bugs off is Simple Green Aviation. Doesn't need to be full strength either. I usually just top off the spray bottle with water when half the bottle is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,371
Posted By bkilby
You've got a new Max Flap Extension speed for...

You've got a new Max Flap Extension speed for your landing checklist now ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,258
Posted By bkilby
I concur. Nice job. You are comfortable with...

I concur. Nice job. You are comfortable with the maneuver and have practiced it. Some people are comfortable with no turns from 1,000ft. Reminds me of talking to another (older) student pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,705
Posted By bkilby
I've got about 650 landings on my Condor's on my...

I've got about 650 landings on my Condor's on my 6A. Haven't flipped the tires. Still have a little tread left..
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,265
Posted By bkilby
Buy it! You won't regret it.

Buy it! You won't regret it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-30-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,269
Posted By bkilby
Very cool! I just found myself leaning into the...

Very cool! I just found myself leaning into the turns with you and yelling "Go! Go! Go!" at my computer screen! LOL.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,768
Posted By bkilby
Flyboys

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/flyboys444/kneeboard-with-eyelets-clipboard-20.jpg

You also need a few of the rings.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By bkilby
Oh man, that was hil-hare-ilous!

Oh man, that was hil-hare-ilous!
Forum: Job Board 06-28-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,555
Posted By bkilby
Brian, if you're back in GA and still need some...

Brian, if you're back in GA and still need some time, I'll trade ya some hours for help installing an MGL Extreme I picked up a while back from a fellow VAF'er :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-08-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,148
Posted By bkilby
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=92696&highlight=camguard

I think the consensus is Camguard. Give the search function a go with "Camguard".
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By bkilby
In my 6A, the battery is mounted on the floor in...

In my 6A, the battery is mounted on the floor in between the rudder pedals.. I'll sometimes rest my foot on top of the battery box. Like someone else said, the bigger issue would be getting in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By bkilby
min 0.100" for lining thickness

Cleveland guide says "lining worn to a minimum thickness of 0.100" (2.54mm) must be replaced.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,310
Posted By bkilby
Thumbs up That is super cool.

That is super cool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By bkilby
Annual Condition Inspection Powerplant DVD

I really liked this DVD.. well worth it. They walk through an annual condition inspection on a Piper Archer with a lycoming 0-360 and show how to do...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,041
Posted By bkilby
Make your approaches at 80MPH.. if you make...

Make your approaches at 80MPH.. if you make steep-ish turns, don't hold any back pressure on the stick and try to keep it level.. keep the nose going downhill to maintain speed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,938
Posted By bkilby
WD-40

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=115382&highlight=wd-40

Try WD-40.. works great.. but here is a thread with ideas on adhesive removal..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,981
Posted By bkilby
FYI - I measured the OD of the little rubber hose...

FYI - I measured the OD of the little rubber hose to be .62. The size 4 ABA clamp is plenty big enough to fit over the hose. I wouldn't go any bigger.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,981
Posted By bkilby
Size 4 ABA Clamp

Go with Size 4 from Wicks. Just replaced mine and the #4 fit perfectly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,816
Posted By bkilby
I found this to be a great source of info when I...

I found this to be a great source of info when I was training.. I read and studied it often. It's a compilation of a lot of information from an old timer flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,057
Posted By bkilby
Quick release pin

Something like this:
http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/7261499-21.jpg

but not that big of a head on the pin.. just using a quick search
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 25,367
Posted By bkilby
Aluminum honeycomb

I used aluminum honeycomb. It weighs almost nothing and incredibly strong. The same stuff gulfstream uses in their jets for floorboards.
Forum: Safety 01-04-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,080
Posted By bkilby
You can also ship it directly to Strong and they...

You can also ship it directly to Strong and they will inspect and repack. I bought a 20+year old backpack model about 3 or 4 years ago, and shipped it to Strong for inspection and repacking. Came...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
Posted By bkilby
Interesting Andy.. maybe I'll try the other back...

Interesting Andy.. maybe I'll try the other back with the openings in it and see how it does.
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