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Forum: RV-14 06-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 170,202
Posted By FlyArmy
I like the hat and the pic hanging near it.

I like the hat and the pic hanging near it.
Forum: Reviews 04-29-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By FlyArmy
That?s good...you tanker drivers need all the...

That?s good...you tanker drivers need all the help you can get! Jk. Good meeting you this weekend!
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,158
Posted By FlyArmy
Could always buy a flying RV3 or RV4 while you...

Could always buy a flying RV3 or RV4 while you build an RV14. Have something to use for ?fun? flying (form/aero), then when you get your XC machine built, figure out if you want to part with it or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,179
Posted By FlyArmy
I use an iPad at my airline job and it has locked...

I use an iPad at my airline job and it has locked up, or jepp has crashed and reloaded, or another app has done the same, multiple times. I?ve had every one of my iPhones and iPads lock up, freeze,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,541
Posted By FlyArmy
Dang. I owned one of the 8s he built for several...

Dang. I owned one of the 8s he built for several years. Great guy. He will be missed.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By FlyArmy
There is no hard drive so to speak in the iPad....

There is no hard drive so to speak in the iPad. It's a solid state device with no moving parts. My older iPad made it to 15,500 once. I routinely cruised at 11,500 or 12,500 and it had zero problems....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,146
Posted By FlyArmy
PDC (pre departure clearance) and CPDLC...

PDC (pre departure clearance) and CPDLC (controller pilot datalink communication) are the two ways we get ?text? clearances. Slight differences between the two...PDC is just a clearance and is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,382
Posted By FlyArmy
I vote for something like this....

I vote for something like this. https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2017/08/09/lance-hooley-jet-eze/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,749
Posted By FlyArmy
Going into TUS where anything from C152s,...

Going into TUS where anything from C152s, helicopters, commercial jets, private jets, and F16s are routinely landing/taking off, I don?t think it matters what approach/final speed the OP flies....
Forum: Rocket 07-28-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,685
Posted By FlyArmy
I would hate to fly that thing and mess up that...

I would hate to fly that thing and mess up that awesome paint job.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,012
Posted By FlyArmy
For me, the different sequences of button pushes,...

For me, the different sequences of button pushes, different hard/soft key functions, different graphical user interfaces, etc. across various companies (and even within the same company sometimes)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,012
Posted By FlyArmy
A legal IFR navigation source.

A legal IFR navigation source.
Forum: Reviews 01-28-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,865
Posted By FlyArmy
+1 for a good weekend there. I previously had...

+1 for a good weekend there. I previously had some aerobatic training and experience in gliders, and some tailwheel training, but still needed some more tailwheel time for insurance purposes as well...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-11-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By FlyArmy
I used to park at P19 when I visited my family in...

I used to park at P19 when I visited my family in chandler before I moved here. Way mo betta than CHD.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,670
Posted By FlyArmy
Lets say you have an RV8 that does 175-180ktas....

Lets say you have an RV8 that does 175-180ktas. On a 400nm trip, a 200ktas airplane would save you about 15-20 minutes. Half that for a 200nm trip. That's almost negligible. In the grand scheme of...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,420
Posted By FlyArmy
I wanted a red beacon on my tail so I wouldn't...

I wanted a red beacon on my tail so I wouldn't have to have my strobes on blasting people around me at night while taxiing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,448
Posted By FlyArmy
I had the same issue in my rv8. Gave up fiddling...

I had the same issue in my rv8. Gave up fiddling with a kneeboard iPad holder after about a minute. It got in the way too much. It overheated when mounted (no shade). I ultimately just got it out to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,261
Posted By FlyArmy
I was in a similar boat. Insurance co wanted 25...

I was in a similar boat. Insurance co wanted 25 hrs of tail wheel time and 5 hrs make/model with either CFI or previous owner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,563
Posted By FlyArmy
I have some 35w duckworks lights. I bought the...

I have some 35w duckworks lights. I bought the 50ws and 35ws back in the day, never used them (went led instead) and had them sitting around (along with the ballasts). I sold the 50w set previously....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,484
Posted By FlyArmy
The left most looks like a 5a CB to me.

The left most looks like a 5a CB to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,390
Posted By FlyArmy
I had heated seats and never really used them. My...

I had heated seats and never really used them. My problem was never my buns or back, as they were up against the seat and trapped heat. It was my hands and feet. Even with the cabin heat full blast,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,611
Posted By FlyArmy
Why can't he use a GPS only aircraft for an...

Why can't he use a GPS only aircraft for an instrument rating? One can satisfy all the non precision/precision requirements with GPS approaches, as well as all other required checkride items, with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,611
Posted By FlyArmy
Only thing I would use radio nav equipment for is...

Only thing I would use radio nav equipment for is shooting an ILS. GPS for everything else. No VOR tracking/VOR approaches for this guy. GPSs will overlay/track VORs more accurately anyway. Always...
Forum: GPS 04-05-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,416
Posted By FlyArmy
I think the reason there aren't paper manuals is...

I think the reason there aren't paper manuals is because most people keep digital copies of these manuals on an iPad or smartphone or something like that. That way, when a new revision comes out,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,635
Posted By FlyArmy
RV-8A down in Florida (March, 2016)

http://m.wesh.com/news/Plane-crash-kills-2-in-Clermont/38479440

Not much info in the two articles I saw. Anyone know anything? Prayers for the families.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,907
Posted By FlyArmy
Wasn't the first crash that plane experienced (1...

Wasn't the first crash that plane experienced (1 Sep 14). Also noticed there have been 6 owners of that plane in 10 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,907
Posted By FlyArmy
RV-6 down in Abilene TX

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/03/01/2-killed-in-abilene-plane-crash-fiery-accident-on-takeoff/

Blue skies.

Anyone have any info?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 27,590
Posted By FlyArmy
I'm curious if she strengthened the tail or did...

I'm curious if she strengthened the tail or did any other mod to prevent flutter. Between the tail and the nose wheel (and the rest of the plane for that matter), I hope she did the necessary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,920
Posted By FlyArmy
RV-4 crash Fla 17 Dec 15

http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/Plane-Bound-for-Tallahassee-Reported-Missing-362894611.html

RV community lost a fairly experienced Naval Aviator, T-45 IP, USNA (07 I think) grad, and his cousin to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,436
Posted By FlyArmy
I've played with all of them and I prefer the...

I've played with all of them and I prefer the (not listed in your choices) garmin g3x touch. I had a GRT sport sx and was going to put a g3x in it but decided to sell the plane instead.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,782
Posted By FlyArmy
I'm kind of surprised G900X is still a thing. It...

I'm kind of surprised G900X is still a thing. It is counter to all the reasons we live in the experimental world. It's (relatively) dated, it's expensive, and the same company has a newer, cheaper,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,903
Posted By FlyArmy
It'll buff out.

It'll buff out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,398
Posted By FlyArmy
RV-4 down in Cortland Nebraska 10/17

The 2 occupants didn't make it. Plane looked pretty bad....
Forum: Midwest 08-08-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,011
Posted By FlyArmy
I used to fly there for lunch/dinner in the -8...

I used to fly there for lunch/dinner in the -8 and in the OH-58D. Cool place. I like their shirts and beer mugs/glasses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,460
Posted By FlyArmy
I've heard a lot of good things about higher...

I've heard a lot of good things about higher power if you have GI Bill you're willing to use. I would have done mine there if I didn't have to go to the regionals who paid for it anyway.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-06-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,316
Posted By FlyArmy
I think it's a tad heavy for a 2 seat RV. I think...

I think it's a tad heavy for a 2 seat RV. I think I saw 360lbs as the listed weight. Could be wrong. Haven't looked into it that much.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,156
Posted By FlyArmy
For the price of 1-2 flight hours (if that), or a...

For the price of 1-2 flight hours (if that), or a tiny fraction of the cost of your avionics, you could break down and buy a PC just for garmin updates. You could probably snag a decent (decent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By FlyArmy
Welcome to the RV world.

Welcome to the RV world.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,940
Posted By FlyArmy
Gas prices within the appropriate stopping...

Gas prices within the appropriate stopping locations for XC flights is pretty much the only consideration. Good food if I'm looking for a $100 hamburger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,909
Posted By FlyArmy
What kind of avionics does it have? IFR?...

What kind of avionics does it have? IFR? Autopilot? What kind of timeline are you on? If you still need a ferry pilot I can maybe work it in...though my March schedule is tight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 252,911
Posted By FlyArmy
How do you like the c series? Going to launch...

How do you like the c series? Going to launch close to on time? How do you get a job doing that?
Forum: COMM 12-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,677
Posted By FlyArmy
Wow. So this is a government owned helmet, in...

Wow. So this is a government owned helmet, in working condition no less, that a former student decided to sell? What service allows people to keep helmets? None that I am aware of. I certainly...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By FlyArmy
There's a guy who built at least one rv-7 with a...

There's a guy who built at least one rv-7 with a subie at barbers point. If you go hang around there you'll find a couple RVers in the community hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,023
Posted By FlyArmy
RV-6 crash 20JUN14

Anyone know anything about the N135BB crash a week ago? It appears the pilot was very experienced. And for a plane to crash into a house in the middle of the day while taking aerial photos (good Wx...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-26-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,117
Posted By FlyArmy
Don't forget diesel is a lot cheaper than avgas,...

Don't forget diesel is a lot cheaper than avgas, as is jet-a. $1-2 difference per gallon is huge over a 2000 hr timeframe. If a mandated replacement for 100ll is more expensive, which it probably...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By FlyArmy
I'll probably have my -8 in chandler for Mother's...

I'll probably have my -8 in chandler for Mother's Day weekend if those fall thru.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,639
Posted By FlyArmy
I did transition training in an rv-6 with kent...

I did transition training in an rv-6 with kent Gorton, flew commercial to Cincinnati to pick up my -8 a couple months later, and flew it for a pattern to get comfortable with the plane and land it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 70,614
Posted By FlyArmy
Ah yes...my bad. But not with that sweet touch...

Ah yes...my bad. But not with that sweet touch interface :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 70,614
Posted By FlyArmy
Don't think you can remotely control a xpdr or...

Don't think you can remotely control a xpdr or comm radio from the non-touch. Autopilot interface appears way better with the touch. Synthetic vision looks way better on the touch. Customizable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,478
Posted By FlyArmy
I flew a 172 yesterday that had just been through...

I flew a 172 yesterday that had just been through a bad rain storm on its previous flight. The prop had a ton of paint chipped/peeling off, so much so that I almost didn't take the plane. Idling at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,737
Posted By FlyArmy
New improved digital sectionals

I was on foreflight this morning and thought something looked different/better about the sectionals. A quick google search yielded some cool info.

"Effective 3 APR 2014, the Sectional...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,100
Posted By FlyArmy
Guessing if you lived in a place where you...

Guessing if you lived in a place where you couldn't get avgas, or it was prohibitively expensive, and the diesel technology wasn't an option, the appeal might seem more apparent. I don't think this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,564
Posted By FlyArmy
Feel your pain. Left mine in New Mexico on the...

Feel your pain. Left mine in New Mexico on the ramp last winter and got two cracks at once. One coming out of the handle area and one from near where yours is. I stop drilled them and haven't had any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 40,246
Posted By FlyArmy
This thread got me looking at my air filter while...

This thread got me looking at my air filter while I have the plane apart. Almost 400 hours and 7 years old...don't think it's ever been replaced or cleaned but I'm not certain of that since I bought...
Forum: Southeast 01-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By FlyArmy
I've spent too much time in small Army...

I've spent too much time in small Army towns...not for me. I have a list of reasons I strongly dislike enterprise/Rucker but maybe he will like it. Just avoid double bridges if you can. Those guys...
Forum: Southeast 01-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By FlyArmy
Welcome to VAF. I am sorry you have to live in...

Welcome to VAF. I am sorry you have to live in Enterprise. I may take my -8 there this spring or summer. I'll let you know if I am around. I know there are a couple RVs in that area. Check out...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,632
Posted By FlyArmy
25 tw hours isn't all that difficult to get. As...

25 tw hours isn't all that difficult to get. As for low time, I was fairly low time (couple hundred fixed wing/glider hours and 25 tw hrs) when I got my -8, and the insurance underwriters didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,916
Posted By FlyArmy
+1 for free data from t mobile. Also FWIW, I...

+1 for free data from t mobile. Also FWIW, I bought a kneeboard for my ipad a long time ago and used it for a while but it bothered me a lot. I don't like knee boards, especially with an ipad in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,320
Posted By FlyArmy
Hmm. That'd be one way to build multi engine and...

Hmm. That'd be one way to build multi engine and turbine time.
Forum: RV-3 01-03-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,106
Posted By FlyArmy
Thought about an RV-4 or are you limiting it to...

Thought about an RV-4 or are you limiting it to the 3 and 7? You could by one and have money left for tinkering, upgrading, and flying. Flies great and has an extra seat for the times you need it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By FlyArmy
I am in junction city, ks, but can probably fly...

I am in junction city, ks, but can probably fly over to the KC/Overland Park area at some point to give rides, if some of the KC/lees summit guys don't chime in. I recommend going on a warmer day,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,832
Posted By FlyArmy
Good work. I had it nailed for a while, then had...

Good work. I had it nailed for a while, then had some bad ones. just know you will probably be humbled by some future landings, then you will get back to greasing them. When you hop in the 8 you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By FlyArmy
I have two pairs of duckworks HIDs I never...

I have two pairs of duckworks HIDs I never installed that I will be selling that are drop in replacements. The only catch is you have to mount a power pack. Those are the only ones I know of.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By FlyArmy
I may go. Visiting home from Kansas, but I didn't...

I may go. Visiting home from Kansas, but I didn't bring the RV and I'm a buyer not a builder. Hope I am still welcome.
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