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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By GimpyPilot
Mojogrip gets things wrong, (sometimes...

Mojogrip gets things wrong, (sometimes dangerously so), quite frequently.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,288
Posted By GimpyPilot
How did this turn out for you? I got mine, (and...

How did this turn out for you? I got mine, (and a friendly return phone call from the Ops officer), from the Van Nuys FSDO in four days.

Both were a pleasant surprise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By GimpyPilot
The VO seemed synchronized for me.

The VO seemed synchronized for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,288
Posted By GimpyPilot
In my opinion, the answer is included in the...

In my opinion, the answer is included in the language issued by the FAA:



So, the FAA apparently holds the belief that we should train in the specific aircraft we own, or fly regularly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,288
Posted By GimpyPilot
I didn't use the template, but that means someone...

I didn't use the template, but that means someone deep in OKC filled it out for me. (It apparently was not the FSDO staff.) Anyway, somewhere in there, the Aircraft Registration and Home Airport...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,550
Posted By GimpyPilot
I've seen one DA-62 up close so far. Ironically,...

I've seen one DA-62 up close so far. Ironically, it was on the ground at WHP! (I think it had hopped over from CMA.)

The Austro AE-330 sounds really nice.

Paul Bertorelli talks about it a little...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,314
Posted By GimpyPilot
I enjoyed reading about your experience and your...

I enjoyed reading about your experience and your educated opinion. Thank you. My father is a retired heavy driver with some interesting prior experience as well. Not surprisingly, his risk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By GimpyPilot
I have read the FAA's published "new"...

I have read the FAA's published "new" interpretation about 15 times. While I'm not a lawyer, I disagree with the interpretation you have put forth, but I think we do agree that it is a difference...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By GimpyPilot
In this case, it's a difference without a...

In this case, it's a difference without a distinction, perhaps.

I'm interested though. Please show me where the court rejected the fact that flight evaluation by a DPE does not constitute flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By GimpyPilot
No. A practical test is not instruction. (In...

No. A practical test is not instruction. (In fact, apparently DPEs have long been admonished not to give instruction during a practical evaluation.) That has long been established. My...
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,400
Posted By GimpyPilot
FYI, The accident aircraft appears to be a green...

FYI, The accident aircraft appears to be a green and white RV-6A. I'm glad nobody was killed.
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,724
Posted By GimpyPilot
I just wanted to mention that while the Van Nuys...

I just wanted to mention that while the Van Nuys FSDO is the subject of many unflattering stories and a long mythos of impossibility, I did receive my now required flight training LODA this morning. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,778
Posted By GimpyPilot
A little patience was indeed the order of the...

A little patience was indeed the order of the day. I received my LODA early this morning. It contained one error, which was quickly addressed with a couple of emails. My CFI also received his LODA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,288
Posted By GimpyPilot
I received my LODA early this morning. It...

I received my LODA early this morning. It contained one error. The FSDO was able to address that directly after a couple of emails back and forth.

I did not use the template, but someone,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,778
Posted By GimpyPilot
I'm still on the edge of my seat... I'm in the...

I'm still on the edge of my seat...


I'm in the "middle" of some important training.
I fly on a waiver which means I can only fly PIC in one particular aircraft, which is equipped accordingly.
I...
Forum: California 07-14-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By GimpyPilot
Nobody I know ever pays the fees, and nothing has...

Nobody I know ever pays the fees, and nothing has ever happened to them or their airplanes.
Forum: California 07-14-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By GimpyPilot
I learned to fly just over the pass at Van Nuys. ...

I learned to fly just over the pass at Van Nuys. My dad, (who went on to a distinguished career in aviation), learned to fly at Santa Monica. It shouldn't be daunting, but be prepared to talk. You...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-13-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,012
Posted By GimpyPilot
What an adventure! Thanks for sharing.

What an adventure! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By GimpyPilot
The answer to this question has been well...

The answer to this question has been well documented in more than one thread on these very forums, and explained on the Van's website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,778
Posted By GimpyPilot
Ed, I quite agree with you, and I am among those...

Ed,

I quite agree with you, and I am among those who probably overreacted. There is a part of me that suspected this may equate to nothing more than "speed bump", which is why I twice urged a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,288
Posted By GimpyPilot
Great to hear. Could you share with us what it...

Great to hear. Could you share with us what it says?
Forum: California 07-12-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By GimpyPilot
Cable (KCCB) is also a nice little field that has...

Cable (KCCB) is also a nice little field that has a "can do" Experimental community. Chino is on one side of the Ontario Class Charlie, and Cable is on the other.

I'm over at KVNY and there is an...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By GimpyPilot
Strangely, some folks are already receiving the...

Strangely, some folks are already receiving the new LODA this morning, according to the thread I referenced above.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By GimpyPilot
There is a noisy thread about it here. It...

There is a noisy thread about it here. It contains a lot of opinion, (some of which is mine), and a little bit of fact.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=197076

Your mileage may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
I suppose it sounds simple, and it might be...

I suppose it sounds simple, and it might be simple. The uncertainty is what it challenging. We all need to know...

1) What criteria will be used as the FSDOs evaluate LODA requests? (According to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
What mess? Didn't you agree with the action based...

What mess? Didn't you agree with the action based on the potential that the old regs might be abused in all sorts of ways that they were not being abused? I'm not trying to play devil's advocate....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
...and excellent point. Thanks.

...and excellent point. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
Point taken. My post has been edited...

Point taken. My post has been edited accordingly.



If they were actually offering transition training, they'd have simply continued to operate under the existing LODA system that allowed them to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
Wait a minute. You are conflating aircraft...

Wait a minute. You are conflating aircraft certification with pilot certification, ratings, and proficiency. The two are vastly different. When I train for a new rating in my RV-7, I am developing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
If you have a DPE available who is willing to do...

If you have a DPE available who is willing to do checkrides in EABs, you're fortunate. The guys I know in this neck of the woods generally won't do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By GimpyPilot
Please just don't be MojoGrip. He gets as much...

Please just don't be MojoGrip. He gets as much wrong as he gets right, and that's probably generous. I do have a lot of respect for his journey as a person and as a pilot, but I have seen some...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,304
Posted By GimpyPilot
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
There's a ton of ambiguity right now. A little...

There's a ton of ambiguity right now. A little patience is in order. I'm going to send the requisite information to the published email address, and see what comes back. (In fact, I have done so.)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By GimpyPilot
Thanks Cole. An excellent point! Here are the...

Thanks Cole. An excellent point! Here are the requirements for 91.205:

Instrument flight rules. For IFR flight, the following instruments and equipment are required in addition to those required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By GimpyPilot
In point of fact, the FARs consider heated pitot...

In point of fact, the FARs consider heated pitot tube(s) a requirement too.

Just for clarity's sake, here are the minimum equipment requirements for airplane operations under instrument flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
The EAA article suggests that the "new" owner...

The EAA article suggests that the "new" owner training LODAs are valid for a period of 48 months.

There are strange inconsistencies in what has been published, so I wouldn't count on anything until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By GimpyPilot
If you are instrument rated and can remain very...

If you are instrument rated and can remain very current, spend the money for an appropriately equipped aircraft. We're talking about your life, and you seem to have a mission that might induce some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
Interesting. Where can I read more about this...

Interesting. Where can I read more about this and the corresponding court action? Who sued whom, and for what?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,385
Posted By GimpyPilot
What I would like to know is who lobbied for...

What I would like to know is who lobbied for this, and what was the motivation?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,076
Posted By GimpyPilot
Another interesting thought... For seven years,...

Another interesting thought...

For seven years, I owned a Liberty XL-2. It is a certificated type, (and incidentally designed by Ivan Shaw who also designed the Europa series of EAB aircraft upon...
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By GimpyPilot
I have one in my 7A, and while I would take the...

I have one in my 7A, and while I would take the "weight in gold" first, the foot bar is a close second.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,999
Posted By GimpyPilot
There seems to be no rhyme of reason to premiums...

There seems to be no rhyme of reason to premiums anymore. My little Liberty XL-2 cost me about $1,500 per year while the RV-7A cost about $1,300 a year for nearly identical coverage and the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,076
Posted By GimpyPilot
Interesting. One of my closest friends is a very...

Interesting. One of my closest friends is a very capable engineer, builder, and pilot. He is known as "the guy" for a lot of owners of canard airplanes in my part of the world. He built and flew a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,076
Posted By GimpyPilot
Thanks Mel. While I interpret things just as you...

Thanks Mel. While I interpret things just as you do, there is a contingent who disagree as to the definition of maintenance. Since it's been debated passionately elsewhere on these forums I decided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,076
Posted By GimpyPilot
I would answer your question, but I had one of Ed...

I would answer your question, but I had one of Ed Wischmeyer's posts in mind when you asked, and by the time I found the one I recalled, he had already answered far more succinctly than I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,076
Posted By GimpyPilot
Assuming you're referring to the ownership...

Assuming you're referring to the ownership experience as opposed to the flying one, (because I would imagine that the vast majority of us learned to fly in certified aircraft at the very least)...

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By GimpyPilot
Yes... until the autopilot malfunctions and must...

Yes... until the autopilot malfunctions and must be disengaged. It hasn't happened to me in a meaningful way other than a quick toggle when an autopilot has as run out of trim, but I've read of many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By GimpyPilot
Hey thank you for that write up, Ed. I didn't...

Hey thank you for that write up, Ed. I didn't spawn this thread, but I was involved in the one that went off the rails yesterday. Your advice today is artful, and composed in a way that both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By GimpyPilot
Since you've asked us to set aside the primary...

Since you've asked us to set aside the primary differences between these two airplanes, and one of these threads went sideways yesterday because many very experienced folks tried to point out factors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By GimpyPilot
I would imagine it's this mod... compatible with...

I would imagine it's this mod... compatible with RV-10 main gear wheels.

http://https://antisplataero.com/products/main-wheel-bearing-mod

I've got the nosewheel variant on my -7A. It's a very nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By GimpyPilot
Wow! Neat. I'm a bit jealous. ...

Wow! Neat. I'm a bit jealous.

Congratulations.

By the way, "fair" is mostly just rumor.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,260
Posted By GimpyPilot
We should all be so lucky to know illustrious men...

We should all be so lucky to know illustrious men like your father. I'm sorry for your loss.
Forum: The RV Grin 06-25-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By GimpyPilot
I love this! Great job, dad!

I love this!

Great job, dad!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-20-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By GimpyPilot
Two things were critical for me, at Osh... Get a...

Two things were critical for me, at Osh... Get a tent which allows you to stand up. Get a cot which allows you to sleep at least six inches off the ground. Those two things may seem extravagant,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By GimpyPilot
Hey, Thanks for that, Vac. Excellent points.

Hey, Thanks for that, Vac. Excellent points.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By GimpyPilot
...a couple of thoughts. If you are not...

...a couple of thoughts. If you are not comfortable doing your own maintenance, you should not be doing it. That said, you will likely find that you enjoy observing the work in progress, and you...
Forum: California 06-19-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By GimpyPilot
Hangar Space available at KVNY

I have a tidy 42’x35’ box hangar in the Prop Park at VNY with electric door and easy access to clean restrooms, and self-serve 100LL. Access to internet and an air-conditioned pilot lounge are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,751
Posted By GimpyPilot
RV-7A : $12,000 Hull Value : Standard Limits I...

RV-7A : $12,000 Hull Value : Standard Limits

I am the low time pilot, 50 years old PP-SEL with about 500 Hours TT, 50 of which are in type. There are two other named pilot pilots on the policy,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,295
Posted By GimpyPilot
Good catch. Thanks.

Good catch. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,295
Posted By GimpyPilot
A little late but...

I moved from a Liberty XL-2 (certified with finger brakes) to an RV-7A. We just built these. We've got to play with the geometry a bit such that braking force is sufficient, but not such that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By GimpyPilot
Thanks guys. Mystery solved. I'll be in touch...

Thanks guys. Mystery solved. I'll be in touch with Garmin tomorrow!

Update: I called Garmin Aviation Experimental Support this morning and supplied them with the new System ID and my tail number. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By GimpyPilot
G3x Touch System ID Mismatch

So, I took my (new to me a year ago) -7A to my favorite, and super thorough A&P I/A for its first Condition Inspection under my watch plus a little avionics work. He found the aircraft to be a great...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By GimpyPilot
Devices are generally not "approved" (or not) for...

Devices are generally not "approved" (or not) for instrument flight operations, however an aircraft must be IFR equipped. The meaning of that hasn't changed that much, if at all, in 20 years. There...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By GimpyPilot
I'm not really sure of much, but the previous...

I'm not really sure of much, but the previous owner of N418RT was one of the very first G3x Touch adopters. (In fact, it was so early that when the Touch was announced and released after he had...
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