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Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not knowledgeable enough to offer specifics, but...

Not knowledgeable enough to offer specifics, but while it's apart, do as much as you can for maintainability:
* A friend had fancy wheel pants etc on his -10 and it took him and his wife two hours to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Called Hartzell, and Bob and Walt are correct....

Called Hartzell, and Bob and Walt are correct. Thanks! And the prop manual is on the Hartzell web site. (My prop is an experimental prop).

The plugs are $1.05, and Hartzell has a $20 minimum, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Greasing a constant speed prop

My A&P was having trouble putting grease into the two back fittings of the constant speed prop because of the spinner backplate. Are there any funny fittings that make that easier?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Let the autopilot fly the published missed...

Let the autopilot fly the published missed approach on an ILS -- on all previous approaches, ATC assigned the missed approach instructions, so this was a first. Also used synthetic vision and highway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My bad, I guess. The FAA guy did spend a lot of...

My bad, I guess. The FAA guy did spend a lot of time looking over the entire engine installation in addition to data plate and paperwork...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Best bang for the buck? What kind of bang are you...

Best bang for the buck? What kind of bang are you looking for?

* What's your mission?
* Most people will tell you that what they've got is the best. This opinion really means that they like the...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Same problem on the RV-9A. Just remember the...

Same problem on the RV-9A.

Just remember the story of the clock that stopped. It was correct twice a day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Read the new ops limits before you...

Read the new ops limits before you change...

You'll still need an inspection after major changes.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
But of course! My comments to the docket cover...

But of course! My comments to the docket cover key points concisely.

That's what I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Task based flight test is a great idea, but not...

Task based flight test is a great idea, but not the way the AC is written. The AC is, unfortunately, a platinum standard for EAB flight testing and documentation and as such is far, far beyond the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew several deliberate runway overshoots turning...

Flew several deliberate runway overshoots turning final to shoot video for a loss of control presentation at Sun 'n Fun, including the Expanded Envelope Exercises. (Tuesday at 11 at the AOPA...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've got a set looking for a home, and I think I...

I've got a set looking for a home, and I think I know where they are!

Ed in Savannah, GA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The stricture against slipping with full slaps...

The stricture against slipping with full slaps dates back to the Cessna 170, I believe -- and the very earliest models had a smaller vertical fin than the later ones.

It's my impression that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Never seen this concept written up, but here's...

Never seen this concept written up, but here's what I think is the issue...

On landing, while you still have airflow over the rudder, you might end up using half rudder, say, for aerodynamic...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,504
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Fixed pitch vs c/s makes a big difference in the...

Fixed pitch vs c/s makes a big difference in the -9A in terms of landing, i.e., how long it will float in the flare. If yours is fixed pitch, do this exercise: fly final full flaps at 75 knots right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The AOPA Air Safety Institute Focused Flight...

The AOPA Air Safety Institute Focused Flight Review is exhaustively complete, meaning that it also serves as a menu for pick and choose.

They're also incorporating the Expanded Envelope Exercises®,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On the GTNs, you have to start up with one of the...

On the GTNs, you have to start up with one of the buttons pushed, don't remember which one, to get into Configuration Mode so you can load the databases. This is different from the G3X which will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I built a very light weight plywood shelf for the...

I built a very light weight plywood shelf for the -9A. Oh, so useful. It rests on the cross member behind the seats and on the fuselage rails in the baggage compartment. On the baggage bulkhead, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Call Garmin.

Call Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Or get a friend or A&P to run up the engine once...

Or get a friend or A&P to run up the engine once or twice while you're gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My RV-9A has a baggage shelf (an easy enough...

My RV-9A has a baggage shelf (an easy enough project) and the oxygen bottle lives atop the shelf with appropriate attachments so that it won't roll. The key is to be able to reach and turn the valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's plenty of folks likely willing to give...

There's plenty of folks likely willing to give rides in their RVs. Not factory demos, but still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Uh, no. Do not need heading input to a G5,...

Uh, no. Do not need heading input to a G5, mostly... especially if the G5 is a backup.

What you really care about (almost all the time) is your course. Heading is used to help you achieve that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What are the approved / best ways of getting a...

What are the approved / best ways of getting a plane back on its wheels with minimal further damage? What kind of damage might one reasonably expect?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,366
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
So does my -9A. I think it's the aft canopy not...

So does my -9A. I think it's the aft canopy not sealing -- it let's rain in -- but I don't really know.

It also functions as a warning system for approaching the yellow arc...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,938
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The only times I've used the G3X internal flight...

The only times I've used the G3X internal flight plan in four or five years was when I wanted to graphically enter a user waypoint. IIRC, the procedure was to switch the G3X to internal nav (it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I gave a ride in my -8A to a CFII buddy, I...

When I gave a ride in my -8A to a CFII buddy, I was surprised that he had had enough after an hour. Why? The slight fishtailing of the airplane in even the least amount of turbulence was felt in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,635
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thought about it a lot. Downloaded databases....

Thought about it a lot. Downloaded databases. Something about 200' ceilings and 1/4 mile in fog that I let discourage me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Is that on the configuration page? (I'm not in...

Is that on the configuration page? (I'm not in the airplane at the moment.)

Thanks!

PS. Mine seems to be working, hope this doesn't jinx it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I upgraded the RV-9A to constant speed prop and...

I upgraded the RV-9A to constant speed prop and did it through the Atlanta FSDO. Took a while for the inspector to make it to Savannah, but he was great to talk to. And he checked the plane over...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Dunno, but check the labels on the outside. If...

Dunno, but check the labels on the outside. If that doesn't tell you, then call Garmin aviation support.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Part of the trick with bench space is to have it...

Part of the trick with bench space is to have it as work space, not clutter storage.

Do as I say, don't do as I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My -8 used to do that and I never thought twice...

My -8 used to do that and I never thought twice about it, maybe I should have. But with power off and full flaps, I could do spectacular short approaches.

And when I did a wheel landing without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Started three related projects: * Remove old ELT...

Started three related projects:
* Remove old ELT and bracket. The antenna came off easily enough inside the baggage compartment, but taking off the ELT mounting bracket from the aft side panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Protecting the boarding steps

My RV-9A came with painted steps, and no surprise, the paint eventually wore through.

Then I got them powder coated, but the powder coat also wore out and, believe it or not, it looks like rust is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'm not up on all the details, but be real...

I'm not up on all the details, but be real careful with the 406 MHz ELTs. It will broadcast the code real quick and the search and rescue folks will get real excited real quick.

Be careful now, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,476
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'd be real surprised if anybody reputable would...

I'd be real surprised if anybody reputable would work with you on an instrument rating in an RV-4 when the instructor in the back seat can't see the panel.

Don't worry about the C172. You'll be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There’s one in north Georgia, IIRC.

There’s one in north Georgia, IIRC.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Uh, no. Depending upon your local environment: *...

Uh, no. Depending upon your local environment:
* One flip/flop comm with standby frequency monitoring works okay for IFR, as I've done for years. And if approach wants you to get weather and you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 578
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Garmin used progressively faster beeps...

Garmin used progressively faster beeps approaching stall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I think this is correct: What you really need for...

I think this is correct: What you really need for EAB W&B is accurate scales. I don't think that you need certified aircraft scales, which are presumed accurate because of their certification.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Very nicely done! * You'll seldom need the audio...

Very nicely done!
* You'll seldom need the audio panel, so it can go down in the stack. You'll not want to be tuning radios that far down. Remember that vertical head motion is much more disorienting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,102
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Screen do not have to display full size because...

Screen do not have to display full size because the useful information is in the center. In other words, a split screen on the right (far) side makes the inboard side plenty readable, even on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,173
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've used both and, in my limited experience,...

I've used both and, in my limited experience, there was little if any difference, despite what the books may say.

In any case, when in doubt, declare an emergency. It's rare to have to explain your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,102
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Good layout, and based on five years with two...

Good layout, and based on five years with two screens, I’ll offer some opinions different from what others have posted…
* Put a 10” screen on the right side, and use it in split screen mode. The half...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-02-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,953
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The GlaStar Sportsman 2+2 has a lot going for it...

The GlaStar Sportsman 2+2 has a lot going for it except it's expensive and slow, at least, compared to an RV.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Suggestion - groups your switches in a...

Suggestion - groups your switches in a functional way instead of having one long, continuous row. Easiest to find are those at the end, so those should be the ones most important. A common mistake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,413
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A few more thoughts, and I'm probably repeating...

A few more thoughts, and I'm probably repeating myself:
* A test pilot friend never flies his A-36 Bonanza above a ceiling less that 1,000 feet. His rationale, which I have adopted, is that if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,312
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well, I'm not aware of that. My RV-4 and RV-8 had...

Well, I'm not aware of that. My RV-4 and RV-8 had steerable tailwheels, so brakes were not needed for normal steering. Sharp turns, yes, and taxiiing in strong crosswinds, yes, but not for normal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,863
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My RV-9A (bought, not built) leaks in rain...

My RV-9A (bought, not built) leaks in rain through the aft canopy.

And in cumulus clouds, with the light wing loading, it has a rough ride unless you slow way down, sometimes even then.

Yes, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,450
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Glass or steam, you still have to be able to hand...

Glass or steam, you still have to be able to hand fly the airplane because autopilots fail and sometimes get set improperly. Fly the airplane. Tactical.

All the screens and displays can provide lots...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,279
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
ENOUGH ALREADY!!

From a systems engineering point of view, most of these well-intentioned discussions really don't seem to make much sense:
* Engine out occurs where, specifically? "After takeoff" is not a specific...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
By the way, these days it's AROW, not ARROW. The...

By the way, these days it's AROW, not ARROW. The second R used to be for a radio station license (IIRC) but that went away years ago -- at least for planes flying domestically.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I use the Garmin chart$ for obviou$ rea$ons$. If...

I use the Garmin chart$ for obviou$ rea$ons$. If you call Garmin, they can help you order the correct charts. I agree, their web site isn't much help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,279
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
With regard to having too much energy to land...

With regard to having too much energy to land safely... The popular notion is that after an engine failure, you **MUST** turn back to the airport so that you can make it. What some RV posters have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,279
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You're right. But I have heard it both ways over...

You're right. But I have heard it both ways over the years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,279
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've wondered a lot about Vx, but haven't ever...

I've wondered a lot about Vx, but haven't ever done the analysis or flight test. Here are some interesting questions -- at least, I find them interesting:
* Vx is maximum altitude gain per distance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,835
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Somehow I still have my old RV-4 tailwheel tow...

Somehow I still have my old RV-4 tailwheel tow bar. It's looking for a home...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
After five years with G3X Touch in my RV-9A,...

After five years with G3X Touch in my RV-9A, including remedial re-wiring, and after observing questions asked on this site and others, here's my list:
* Screen allocation in flight: how many windows...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Based on recollection of my RV-4, the two of you...

Based on recollection of my RV-4, the two of you would be outside the RV-4 c.g. envelope.

My RV-9A with 160 HP, constant speed has a payload of right at 590 lb. That would be you two, no baggage,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Back in the old days of KX-175B radios, having...

Back in the old days of KX-175B radios, having two radios made a real difference. When flip-flop radios came along, the difference was less. I used to be big in the two radio camp, and my RV-9A came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,587
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Rough calculations indicate that the tail volume...

Rough calculations indicate that the tail volume coefficients should go up by about 18%. The rest of the handling story is dihedral.

Presumably handling quality changes would be minimal, but maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On the RV-8, at least, there are different bottom...

On the RV-8, at least, there are different bottom cowls for the O-320 and O-360...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-03-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my -9A, there is considerable lag between...

On my -9A, there is considerable lag between throttle change and manifold pressure indication. No easy way to prove this, but I think it's because with the three sensor manifold on the left side and...
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