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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm guessing that (55kts?) is a question for...

I'm guessing that (55kts?) is a question for me.

Mine has a VS0 of 42 kts IAS at 1350 lbs and 7000' DA. I wouldn't claim that my airspeed indicator is perfect at that low airspeed but it seems to be...
Forum: RV-4 07-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By YellerDaisy
In my RV-4, normal base/final is full flaps, idle...

In my RV-4, normal base/final is full flaps, idle (900 rpm), and 55 kts IAS. At 1350 lbs and 6,500' DA, RoD is ~700 fpm.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By YellerDaisy
Nice job Tim. What you didn't mention is that the...

Nice job Tim. What you didn't mention is that the road up to the BRG airport is a serious uphill trek! I used to bicycle up and down that hill - a good workout!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Tim, My advice is not good since I live here....

Hi Tim, My advice is not good since I live here. With that in mind, my suggestions for a flat lander making this trip during the summer months are as follows:
1. Once into the mountains, fly EARLY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,209
Posted By YellerDaisy
Lots of snow to start the weekend - made for some...

Lots of snow to start the weekend - made for some pretty sights (until summer blew in Saturday afternoon).

https://youtu.be/PaxzeW-2Xv4
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,959
Posted By YellerDaisy
I wish I could say that I know for certain but I...

I wish I could say that I know for certain but I don't. :-( I occasionally think of doing a serious of tests to document that for the same weight, DA, etc.

A crude estimate is 50-75 rpm.

Based on...
Forum: Propellers 02-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,959
Posted By YellerDaisy
Yes, that is correct. I have a 13" spinner with...

Yes, that is correct. I have a 13" spinner with the old cowl - so a mismatch. Sensenich does offer a 12" spinner but I haven't bothered as the existing one only bothers me occasionally.

Here's a...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,959
Posted By YellerDaisy
Yes - assuming one of the two (I think only two)...

Yes - assuming one of the two (I think only two) standard RV-4 cowls. What you require is engine and cowling dependent. My RV-4 is very old (SN 107) with an O-320 having 7/16" bolts (crank). I...
Forum: Propellers 02-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,959
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have about 250 hours with mine (high time 160hp...

I have about 250 hours with mine (high time 160hp O-320). It appears you are located in Vermont. If so and not operating from a very short airstrip, any pin setting will be fine to get started but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,702
Posted By YellerDaisy
We don't get a lot of snow in the Gila Wilderness...

We don't get a lot of snow in the Gila Wilderness so I had to go enjoy it!

https://youtu.be/Qqem26zygUY
Forum: RV-4 12-23-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,391
Posted By YellerDaisy
To the OP: I would guess "skipping" is because of...

To the OP: I would guess "skipping" is because of too much speed (airplane is still trying to fly). My mission is mostly shorter and backcountry airstrips. As such, I prefer a slow approach speed and...
Forum: Photography 12-01-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,969
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are...

I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are but I use the standard GoPro "stick-on" bases but with modification. I drill a hole in them and run a screw thru into an existing hole (wingtip screws...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-05-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By YellerDaisy
May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in...

May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in your signature?
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,181
Posted By YellerDaisy
This is one of the BIG differences with mountain...

This is one of the BIG differences with mountain flying and, not to pick on the poster, is 180 degrees off. Surface wind, in the mountains, is the least accurate indicator of conditions up in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By YellerDaisy
Looking good John! Remember to always do the...

Looking good John! Remember to always do the same number of rolls to the left and right or else your headset cable will get all twisted up. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,737
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agreed. Some LOVE the ability to do anything to...

Agreed. Some LOVE the ability to do anything to their aircraft. They would likely find a 152/172 very limiting. Some don't want to do any maintenance and finding an A&P to work on an experimental...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,737
Posted By YellerDaisy
In addition to defining your mission, consider...

In addition to defining your mission, consider the ability to perform your own maintenance on an 'experimental.' That is a good thing for some and a negative for others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,599
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would imagine the requirement to instantly...

I would imagine the requirement to instantly accelerate from zero rpm to whatever rpm is required for ~50 kts would also be a factor.
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By YellerDaisy
I don't match the request (two blade Sensenich GA...

I don't match the request (two blade Sensenich GA with 160hp O-320) but am super impressed and happy with the prop (after nearly two years and 200+ hours). Previously had a Catto.

If you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,917
Posted By YellerDaisy
Sadly, the "Gila Regional Fly in" has been...

Sadly, the "Gila Regional Fly in" has been canceled due to the things currently going on in the world. However; we are able to have a work-party weekend so that will occur on for the same weekend...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,100
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very nice Scott! Beautiful country!

Very nice Scott! Beautiful country!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,917
Posted By YellerDaisy
That is excellent Vlad! Let me know when you are...

That is excellent Vlad! Let me know when you are in the area. A few of us gather semi-frequently for early morning coffee at those backcountry airstrips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,917
Posted By YellerDaisy
Video complete!

Finally finished the video of the weekend activities. Crank up the resolution to 1080HD otherwise it will look terrible.

https://youtu.be/nYhqdcRz9fU
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By YellerDaisy
Good point Terry - I was assuming the very good...

Good point Terry - I was assuming the very good instrumentation that our RV's tend to have (and know how to use it). However; assumptions... well, you know... :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,917
Posted By YellerDaisy
Backcountry airstrip work weekend at 8,100' MSL....

Backcountry airstrip work weekend at 8,100' MSL. I'm always impressed how much work can be accomplished by a small group of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would suggest a standard operating procedure...

I would suggest a standard operating procedure that best handles as many situations/conditions as possible. Repeating such practices establishes 'muscle memory' which will serve you well when bad...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,952
Posted By YellerDaisy
Not sure if it is acceptable to quote Burt Rutan...

Not sure if it is acceptable to quote Burt Rutan here but.... for those that haven't heard it... The test to know if a part is too heavy for an aircraft is to toss it into the air. If it comes down,...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,626
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would imagine an RV-14 would do fine here, I...

I would imagine an RV-14 would do fine here, I have a friend with one and have never heard him complain. However; high density altitude and mountain flying is often more about the pilot than the...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By YellerDaisy
IMO, this rates in the 'nothing is simple'...

IMO, this rates in the 'nothing is simple' category. At least it has for me.

The roll bar is too far aft to get a good 'forward looking' perspective - you end up getting your head. So, the camera...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,447
Posted By YellerDaisy
Saturday was a post-rain morning over the high...

Saturday was a post-rain morning over the high desert and I captured some nice views while out doing some video camera testing.

https://youtu.be/Ntr00CBueFU
Forum: Propellers 06-12-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,725
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thank you Vince! I was not aware of that and...

Thank you Vince! I was not aware of that and contacted them to confirm. Sure enough, it is $575. Another decision I need to make.... ;)
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,725
Posted By YellerDaisy
Right - good point! I have one of those. I care...

Right - good point! I have one of those. I care more about flying than looks so it didn't bother me for long - as you can tell from the unpainted spinner!!...
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,725
Posted By YellerDaisy
I will be even more odd (typical).... What is...

I will be even more odd (typical).... What is your mission Scott???

It sounds like low density altitude operation with some formation mixed in.

Asking as I have found the Sensenich GA to be a...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,658
Posted By YellerDaisy
Based on what facts? This is a huge safety issue...

Based on what facts? This is a huge safety issue for some of us - please share.



~130 hours in front of a 160hp O-320 and no problems yet. Just the opposite in fact, it is incredibly smooth...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-04-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi JP, I don't have what you are asking for but...

Hi JP, I don't have what you are asking for but might be able to help if your search is a bust.

I have a different airplane/engine (RV-4, 160hp O-320, Sensenich GA). Nearly all of my operation is...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,146
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Caleb - I'm a big tire RV-4 guy. Given my...

Hi Caleb - I'm a big tire RV-4 guy. Given my experiences at the following, I'd say they are probably ok for training wheel variants. ;)

Be sure to give them a very thorough look from the air - those...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,433
Posted By YellerDaisy
Justin, Without knowing anything about your...

Justin,

Without knowing anything about your experience/background? a few tips that be unnecessary (coming from someone that lives in the west at 5000' MSL and routinely operates at backcountry...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have only a few months with it but I wired my...

I have only a few months with it but I wired my grip with the 'Ultimate Trim Relay Board" from PH Aviation (https://www.phaviation.com/products/product-category/the-ultimate-trb-hub/). I believe...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,177
Posted By YellerDaisy
Apologies Bill, I was terribly vague. I was...

Apologies Bill, I was terribly vague. I was attempting to say that attempts to manually note height and position (using instrumentation and outside visual clues) was too slow/inaccurate. All required...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,177
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very interesting - thank you!

Very interesting - thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,177
Posted By YellerDaisy
I completely agree. Knowing exactly how my...

I completely agree. Knowing exactly how my airplane would perform under a specific set of circumstances was also the reason for my testing.



Agreed and that is excellent to hear.
My research...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,177
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Nigel, I realize this is an old thread but am...

Hi Nigel,

I realize this is an old thread but am wondering if you might be interested in measuring another set of tests?? Particularly since you appear to have some interesting equipment.

The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,177
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Bill, Certainly NOT definitive but I have...

Hi Bill,

Certainly NOT definitive but I have found these rules of thumb to be pretty accurate.
https://www.mountainflying.com/Pages/mountain-flying/rule_of_thumb.html

The item that is missing from...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,827
Posted By YellerDaisy
Living in the subject area, my advice is to fly...

Living in the subject area, my advice is to fly early when the lighting is best and the air is smoothest. Flying over in the afternoon at 14k will cause you to miss the sights and the beauty. With...
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,581
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi CB, I used to own an RV-3B (O-320-150hp) and...

Hi CB, I used to own an RV-3B (O-320-150hp) and flew it about 500 hours. Now I have an RV-4 (O-320-160hp). I'm afraid I don't know the details on how different the -3 and -3B are but I'll tell you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By YellerDaisy
IMHO, Mike Busch has some really excellent...

IMHO, Mike Busch has some really excellent articles/information in regards to at least the CHT and oil temp. Might be worth a read before setting your numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,131
Posted By YellerDaisy
Completely agree. I think it also worth noting...

Completely agree.

I think it also worth noting that FAR 43 Appendix D does not include any of what I previously attempted to describe as "maintenance" which takes the bulk of the time (in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,131
Posted By YellerDaisy
Certainly sounds judgmental. In fact, I think...

Certainly sounds judgmental. In fact, I think you said "this guy doesn't have a clue what he is talking about". Maybe I'm wrong about that. Either way, I am always willing to learn.

Are you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,131
Posted By YellerDaisy
Your not what?? Comparing apples to...

Your not what?? Comparing apples to oranges?

Taking 24 hours (3 days) to do ONLY inspect a simple RV (not all of them are simple) is pretty... well.. slow. If you can get people to pay for that -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,131
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'll suggest that perhaps some are including...

I'll suggest that perhaps some are including "maintenance" in the "inspection". That is not 'required' and can massively increase the amount of time required. Comparing apples to oranges often...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,154
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would encourage you to look real hard at your...

I would encourage you to look real hard at your mission (how you plan to use the airplane). No doubt the RV-8 is a great airplane but it might be far more than needed. An RV-4 might be sufficient at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,698
Posted By YellerDaisy
First off, I'd suggest you stop calling it an...

First off, I'd suggest you stop calling it an "EXPERIMENTAL" to your wife. That stirs fear and in most everyone that doesn't know any better. :eek:

Call it 'owner built and maintained' or even...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,947
Posted By YellerDaisy
Vlad, Sure was great to meet you and John and...

Vlad,

Sure was great to meet you and John and glad to hear you made it back without further issues.

What is all that white stuff on the ground under your airplane? :eek: Looking closer... what is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,947
Posted By YellerDaisy
Last I saw Vlad - about 45 minutes ago - he was...

Last I saw Vlad - about 45 minutes ago - he was preparing to depart Deming. Replacement mag installed and working as expected.

John R. (sorry, can't recall your full last name) is a SAINT! He...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,947
Posted By YellerDaisy
I checked with the few folks I know around T or C...

I checked with the few folks I know around T or C and no dice here either.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,947
Posted By YellerDaisy
Sorry to hear that Vlad. I do not have one....

Sorry to hear that Vlad. I do not have one. However; I'm just up the road at Truth or Consequences (TCS). About 30 minutes by air if I can do anything to help.
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,558
Posted By YellerDaisy
Ohhhh... I understand now. I built a Quickie and...

Ohhhh... I understand now.

I built a Quickie and a Q2 years ago - sat on the fuel in both of them (glass tanks). I have no issues with that. If you could precisely define the accident you are...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,558
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been halfheartedly reviewing the same...

I've been halfheartedly reviewing the same options for my -4. I'm not sure if any of this helps but maybe triggers some thoughts...

No doubt that an aluminum rear seat tank will work. It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,460
Posted By YellerDaisy
You said "airport" so my "airpark" comments...

You said "airport" so my "airpark" comments probably don't apply...

I used to own a home at a "privately owned, public use" airpark.

We had no requirements to adhere to, the property owners paid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,914
Posted By YellerDaisy
I can't help with the product but I can tell you...

I can't help with the product but I can tell you that lights on the side walls - directing light horizontally can be a really fabulous thing when building/maintaining.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,809
Posted By YellerDaisy
In my little world (as a CFI), I call this...

In my little world (as a CFI), I call this airmanship. It is sorely lacking. However; concern for anyone other than oneself is lacking in our current society. Nonetheless; I attempt to teach it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,654
Posted By YellerDaisy
VERY, VERY neat Mike! Congrats!!

VERY, VERY neat Mike! Congrats!!
Forum: Job Board 10-15-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,868
Posted By YellerDaisy
Ok, thank you. Condition inspection is complete...

Ok, thank you. Condition inspection is complete and the aircraft is airborne again.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By YellerDaisy
My understanding is fast. Not 'crazy fast' -...

My understanding is fast. Not 'crazy fast' - just a normal pull to ICO, but certainly not slow like you are leaning and watching for a stumble.
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