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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By airguy
The amazingly efficient wing on the -9

It's been a while since I did a really good cross country, I've made a few that qualified as XC since Sun 'n Fun, but nothing really good. Today everything lined up and I decided to go fly a bit....
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-22-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By airguy
test

This is just a test
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-22-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By airguy
test

This is just a test

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N16GN
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,620
Posted By airguy
Nice! That's a big step, not to be ignored.

Nice! That's a big step, not to be ignored.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By airguy
I wouldn't have expected it to be mechanical, for...

I wouldn't have expected it to be mechanical, for sure - but it's looking more likely.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-18-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By airguy
Is this is the Sunday of the first weekend, just...

Is this is the Sunday of the first weekend, just before the official start of the show?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By airguy
You mentioned that you moved the injector power...

You mentioned that you moved the injector power wire between #1 and #3 with no change.

I'm not familiar with the current hardware Robert is selling, but I have the SDS module in my airplane - and...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By airguy
That would be "storage environment" versus...

That would be "storage environment" versus "operating environment". Nobody cares if the variance exceeds limits when the unit is powered down - as long as it returns to acceptable limits after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
I wore the boy smooth out...

I took a morning flight up to Lamesa to meet about a dozen other guys for breakfast (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1530774#post1530774) and my 7-year old went with me for the...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By airguy
Your point is valid - but I would submit the...

Your point is valid - but I would submit the question to the audience about how many times has anyone seen a performance-related issue that may be attributable to a FWF antenna location? It's most...
Forum: GPS 06-04-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By airguy
I recently upgraded from the Garmin 430W to the...

I recently upgraded from the Garmin 430W to the IFD440 - and my experience has been entirely positive. The IFD is VERY intuitive to operate and you can quickly update a flight plan enroute.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By airguy
W/B can be handled, especially if the engine...

W/B can be handled, especially if the engine choice is known from the start. I have the parallel-valve 360 and a constant speed in my 9A, with dual alternators even - and my CG came out perfect. I...
Forum: GPS 06-04-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By airguy
I prefer Dynon to Garmin, but still fly the touch...

I prefer Dynon to Garmin, but still fly the touch glass - and as mentioned earlier in turbulence it's helpful to anchor your hand on the perimeter of the screen frame in order to place a finger where...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By airguy
I'm more interested in how he managed to...

I'm more interested in how he managed to shoe-horn an angle valve into the cowling - was it a Vans standard cowl or a James long cowl?

And yeah, I want to know, because.... reasons... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By airguy
I resent the implication that if I don't have an...

I resent the implication that if I don't have an award winner, I'm somehow substandard and unsafe.

I'm not rich enough to have all the idle time I would like. I actually have to work for a living,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,437
Posted By airguy
Whenever I've been range-sensitive and asking for...

Whenever I've been range-sensitive and asking for fuel, I wait until preflight to get it fueled and either supervise the fueler or do it myself - for the exact reason you experienced.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,025
Posted By airguy
50 years old, 1600 hours with 850 in my RV9A...

50 years old, 1600 hours with 850 in my RV9A since 2016, instrument rated 2018, $100k hull value, $1161/yr. with Old Republic through Gallagher
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-29-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,955
Posted By airguy
Smaller battery packs, less time in the air,...

Smaller battery packs, less time in the air, lighter weight. It's a trade that many aerobatics folks will make.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By airguy
Get that wing up in mid-teens where it is happy -...

Get that wing up in mid-teens where it is happy - helps with the bumps, the temps, and the ADSB.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By airguy
I'm flying Dynon HDX and Avidyne IFD440, and for...

I'm flying Dynon HDX and Avidyne IFD440, and for a missed approach I simply hit the VS "up" button on the AP panel, which immediately triggers the go-around mode. The AP will transition to my default...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-26-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By airguy
Same here, if it's clean weather and I'm flying...

Same here, if it's clean weather and I'm flying practice approaches I'll generally run in the 110-120 knots range to play nice with traffic. If it's in actual conditions and fairly low, I target 90...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-26-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By airguy
Unfortunately no - I didn't take a pic of it at...

Unfortunately no - I didn't take a pic of it at the time, and it's since been removed when I installed the SDS system.

I don't think my spring return was a good one though - I used a linear spring...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By airguy
Good question - I installed a spring return on...

Good question - I installed a spring return on mine to keep it in the run position in case of a cable break.
Forum: GPS 05-21-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By airguy
Mine was a true plug 'n play - maybe yours had a...

Mine was a true plug 'n play - maybe yours had a burr somewhere either on the radio or the tray that was hanging up?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By airguy
Obviously they shipped you a certified unit...

Obviously they shipped you a certified unit instead of experimental - which means it's worth considerably more money, in theory. Sell it for a profit and buy another G5. :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-20-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,533
Posted By airguy
And wing skins are ductile and expensive - don't...

And wing skins are ductile and expensive - don't drop them in there either!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By airguy
I understand the concept - and I understand...

I understand the concept - and I understand alternators sometimes fail (I've had it happen) - but I'm very curious how many people here can say they've seen a dual alternator failure in a single...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By airguy
Just about any glass manufacturer will have their...

Just about any glass manufacturer will have their version of the ARINC-429 device, which will take the output from your certified IFR navigator and display the results on the glass screen, and drive...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,533
Posted By airguy
You'll need a second set of hands for about 2-3...

You'll need a second set of hands for about 2-3 hours total on the entire airplane, or at least I did. I usually saved up a few items that required a second set of hands and when I had the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,781
Posted By airguy
I've encountered the flat tire a couple of times,...

I've encountered the flat tire a couple of times, once just last week.

I was all loaded up to depart for Oshkosh a couple years ago and as I reached for the starter, I automatically applied brakes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,605
Posted By airguy
There ya go Bob - I fixed it for you.

There ya go Bob - I fixed it for you.
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By airguy
And you cannot control your trim servos from the...

And you cannot control your trim servos from the autopilot control module - you will need trim switches either on the panel or on the stick. The autopilot, when active, will handle the trim for you -...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By airguy
Aw man, you guys are killin' me! I love nothing...

Aw man, you guys are killin' me! I love nothing better than flying IFR approaches into new airports, I collect those like some guys collect grass strips. Lunch was going to be awesome excuse.

There...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-11-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By airguy
Hmmm, this has potential. I'm going to be...

Hmmm, this has potential. I'm going to be dropping a passenger at Sugarland sometime around 10:30-11 that morning and just might be able to make this meetup.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By airguy
+1 on both of these - we use them on 3 airplanes...

+1 on both of these - we use them on 3 airplanes today and it works great.
Forum: Safety 05-11-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,809
Posted By airguy
I've got enough hours in my logbook (and on my RV...

I've got enough hours in my logbook (and on my RV build) now that I've come around to the point where some of the "opinions and advice" that I received during the build, and ignored, have come back...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,809
Posted By airguy
If you're wondering whether or not you're an...

If you're wondering whether or not you're an idiot - just ask the internet, they'll tell you for sure! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By airguy
Considering that Dynon is the one making and...

Considering that Dynon is the one making and testing the product, and since the certified version uses the same wiring as the experimental side, I don't have any inclination to change what they say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By airguy
Wouldn't miss it for the world!

Wouldn't miss it for the world!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,906
Posted By airguy
I fly a lot of long trips - some 5-6 hours in a...

I fly a lot of long trips - some 5-6 hours in a single leg - and I fly a lot of IFR in actual conditions. Over time I've enlarged my personal minimums and have done several approaches to actual ILS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By airguy
I run Dynon not GRT - but Dynon has a...

I run Dynon not GRT - but Dynon has a zero-airspeed calibration routine that you run in a closed hangar with a cover on the pitot tube, so it knows where true zero is. I suggest you look for that in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By airguy
Agreed - as you build on you'll find several more...

Agreed - as you build on you'll find several more places in the airplane where you put the indicated rivet in the hole and it just obviously doesn't look right, and you adjust up or down as needed to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-06-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By airguy
For the fun of it, of course. Education and...

For the fun of it, of course. Education and enjoyment, remember all that stuff?
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,823
Posted By airguy
Heh, yeah, I used to run one of those. Actually a...

Heh, yeah, I used to run one of those. Actually a pair of them, at a Johnson & Johnson facility in San Angelo, TX. I'm still amazed how far we've come with storage, since those big DASD's.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By airguy
Wonder what it would cost to license the...

Wonder what it would cost to license the Every-Ready black-cat 9-volt battery logo? :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,492
Posted By airguy
Type Certificate or Supplemental Type Certificate...

Type Certificate or Supplemental Type Certificate - both of them are only for factory-built certified aircraft and do not apply to experimentals.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,492
Posted By airguy
Airworthy implies the entire system - airframe...

Airworthy implies the entire system - airframe plus engine. The engine by itself will eat autogas just fine - the tricky part is the rest of the fuel system, both for ethanol tolerance and vapor...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-28-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By airguy
Maybe those of us running 360's in our 9/9A...

Maybe those of us running 360's in our 9/9A should put a vinyl sticker on the tail - "Super 9" or "RV9-SS" :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,492
Posted By airguy
Several people have raised the point here in this...

Several people have raised the point here in this thread that water will bond to the ethanol in the fuel and fall out to the bottom of the tank, potentially causing problems.

Let me ask you this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,961
Posted By airguy
What is driving this shortage?

What is driving this shortage?
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,562
Posted By airguy
Way too much for the RV9 airframe - and I'm a...

Way too much for the RV9 airframe - and I'm a proponent of too much horsepower.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,258
Posted By airguy
Add to that the ELT location. While there are...

Add to that the ELT location. While there are constraints on where it must be mounted, some thought should be given to ease of access, and visual inspection.

For those of us using a pitot mast...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By airguy
It's not the extra speed that I value so highly...

It's not the extra speed that I value so highly when crossing the mountains - it's the ability to maintain good flying speed while battling the downdrafts that frequent those mountains. When those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,356
Posted By airguy
"High wing, turn left. Low wing, turn left....

"High wing, turn left. Low wing, turn left. Anybody that has a wing, turn left and go around."

ANY change would be better than 2018. I spent 6 hours over two flights trying to make it the first 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By airguy
Sweet! Alex is back flying again, I did my...

Sweet! Alex is back flying again, I did my transition training with him back in 2015 in his RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By airguy
transition training?

What's the latest on transition training in the southern US? I have a friend getting close to finishing a 9A that would like some transition training, based in west Texas.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By airguy
Nope. The throttle is just one of the flight...

Nope.

The throttle is just one of the flight controls in the airplane that the pilot must manipulate as needed to keep the airplane within it's flight envelope.

Can I get close to Vne if I want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By airguy
I love the IO360 with constant speed prop in my...

I love the IO360 with constant speed prop in my 9A - it's a pure travelling machine now.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,382
Posted By airguy
My Plane Power died at 700 hours and I replaced...

My Plane Power died at 700 hours and I replaced it with a B&C - but I had a faulty regulator with that one, they warrantied and quickly shipped another to me. During the troubleshooting I was talking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By airguy
The key to keeping prices low will be to take...

The key to keeping prices low will be to take full tanker-loads at a time. Do you have enough storage for that?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By airguy
I had this same issue last year when my Plane...

I had this same issue last year when my Plane Power died and I replaced it with a B&C - my initial run tests and flight tests, and all the troubleshooting followed yours exactly. Eventually I ended...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By airguy
Unless they changed accepted fastener types...

Unless they changed accepted fastener types somewhere along the way, it should be castellated with a cotter pin. See top right corner of Drawing 38, 2009 vintage.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-11-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By airguy
Best knob I ever installed in my panel. I don't...

Best knob I ever installed in my panel. I don't have it trimmed as tight as Ralph does yet but I'm sneaking up on it. :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,562
Posted By airguy
I'm running ethanol laced 91 in my IO-360, almost...

I'm running ethanol laced 91 in my IO-360, almost 800 hours in the last 5 years.
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