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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By scrollF4
Me as well please.

Me as well please.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By scrollF4
Please help me understand what protections you...

Please help me understand what protections you still have. Does that circuit still have normal over-amp CB protection?
Forum: Safety 10-11-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By scrollF4
Scott, What a well-stated comment. To me the...

Scott,
What a well-stated comment. To me the biggest take-away is that the part appeared to have failed in a manner completely outside the failure mode addressed by the SB. Another reason for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,608
Posted By scrollF4
X2 for the Aveo Red Barons. I mounted two of...

X2 for the Aveo Red Barons. I mounted two of them on the fuselage at exactly the same point over/under each other on the fuselage top and bottom half way back between the rear window and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By scrollF4
Bulldog Flight

Hey Slats,
Will Bulldog Flight perform in the Airshow box again this year? What a great performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By scrollF4
The Mountain calls!

Kelli and I CANNOT WAIT for PJ! It's always a hoot, wonderful people, great food, and fantastic scenery both from the air and on the ground.

As for me, I'm on the hunt for the 1st place trophy in...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By scrollF4
By who’s direction?

Gerard,
Have you turned in the part for an engineering assessment, perhaps to Van’s? Are you relaying Van’s engineers’ direction to suspend the SB? That failure is pretty notable, and I’m glad you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-04-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,963
Posted By scrollF4
I think that'd be OK, but you may be parked a bit...

I think that'd be OK, but you may be parked a bit down the runway edge. Still,
you'll definitely get to show her an RV.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks, gents.

Thanks, gents.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By scrollF4
Engine-driven Fuel Pumps: Tempest vs Lycoming

After 6 years and 1200 tach hours, my engine-driven fuel pump is starting to occasionally miss a beat. Might be time to replace.

I see two clear options on the Spruce lineup: The Tempest pump...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By scrollF4
Whose fuel is it? GAMI? Swift?

Whose fuel is it? GAMI? Swift?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-20-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,236
Posted By scrollF4
Hey, folks, please don't speculate in advance of...

Hey, folks, please don't speculate in advance of a final investigation report. None of us have access to any of the mishap evidence.

See VAF Posting Rule #2.

https://vansairforce.net/rules.htm
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By scrollF4
Luca that’s fantastic! Do y’all have FFI flight...

Luca that’s fantastic! Do y’all have FFI flight leads out there? FFI was home-grown here in Texas by Stu Mccurdy and other former military pilots to instill standardization, discipline, and safety...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-13-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By scrollF4
Maybe so, but the thing is, every toast would be...

Maybe so, but the thing is, every toast would be to honor Red's nephew, so it's totally worth it.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-11-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By scrollF4
Challenge accepted :cool:

Challenge accepted :cool:
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-11-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By scrollF4
Red, I'm really glad I could help, and a solemn...

Red,
I'm really glad I could help, and a solemn and heart-felt hand salute to your nephew, his service, and his sacrifice, as well as his family's.
A solid WELL DONE to the KC pilots for taking part....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By scrollF4
I drilled (lot's of) holes using a normal drill...

I drilled (lot's of) holes using a normal drill bit and power drill at slower RPM. Kept drilling it until I got it slightly past balanced, then filled the holes with micro and sanded flush. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By scrollF4
We’ll done, David!

Now get that a phase 1 done. The REAL fun begins :cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
‘Nuff said

Excellent exchange, this one’s ready for bed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
Noted. VPX ain't for you. Got it. I do. I...

Noted. VPX ain't for you. Got it.



I do. I had two options available: The other stick's trim switch and the VPX menu. I just used the VPX's capabilities.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
True. It helps that I have two screens. Losing...

True. It helps that I have two screens. Losing one, I still have full function on the other. If I lose both, we’ll, I have other problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
TS, You're absolutely right.

TS,
You're absolutely right.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
Hi Dan. The first event was a short in my wingtip...

Hi Dan.
The first event was a short in my wingtip light wiring. I had used blade connectors, both with plastic insulated blades, but I shrink-wrapped them together instead of individually. I used...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
...right?! Like me. 2x PMags, 2x HDX, GTN650xi,...

...right?! Like me. 2x PMags, 2x HDX, GTN650xi, hard IFR to LPV minimums, all on a VPX with 6+ years and 1300+ trouble-free hours except for 2 episodes of electrical components acting up...and the...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By scrollF4
MODERATOR: Closing the thread in accordance...

MODERATOR:

Closing the thread in accordance with VAF posting rules. Per Doug's intentions for VAF:

"...here at VAF we're just gonna stick with talking about building and flying and enjoying Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By scrollF4
Al, Did this seal work for you? Kept the rain...

Al,
Did this seal work for you? Kept the rain water out?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
The VPX is painted red. Sweet!:cool:

The VPX is painted red. Sweet!:cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,039
Posted By scrollF4
Popcorn popped and buttered. :cool: Actually I...

Popcorn popped and buttered. :cool:

Actually I have just over 1300 hours of trouble-free service from my VPX, and I love it. Here are my plusses:

- Way easier wiring, including the runs to/from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By scrollF4
Mostly Rush.

Mostly Rush.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By scrollF4
Vac, Data, Chris, and Co, Well done, Y’all. I...

Vac, Data, Chris, and Co,
Well done, Y’all. I think the best part about this award, the thing that underscores the strength and value of the concept, is that this is the second Founders Innovation...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-21-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By scrollF4
Our voices have been heard!

Jay Pratt just passed the good news: The Corn Roast is ON!
Wednesday, 1700 at HBC pavilion, y'all.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By scrollF4
HBC Corn Roast

Hey has anyone heard news about a corn roast this year at HBC? I hope it's happening.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,744
Posted By scrollF4
Well done, Jay. Did you say you're flying the...

Well done, Jay. Did you say you're flying the new Horse out to OSH? We'll see you there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,879
Posted By scrollF4
Alrighty. This one has run its course. The...

Alrighty.
This one has run its course. The points have been made.
Locking the conversation. Have a nice RV day.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-10-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By scrollF4
It’s a 1” black plastic tube like Scott...

It’s a 1” black plastic tube like Scott mentioned, aimed at the top of the battery.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By scrollF4
…get that polished insulated box with the bracket...

…get that polished insulated box with the bracket for clamping-in-place a blast tube from the engine baffle back wall to the battery. I’ve had zero trouble with battery temps.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,574
Posted By scrollF4
Smokey, Throwing a nickel on the grass. Cheers...

Smokey,
Throwing a nickel on the grass.

Cheers to the Weasel warrior (and his fighter pilot son).
Clink - glug glug - SMASH!

The prayer light is on bright/flash.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,780
Posted By scrollF4
Blast from the past....

Jim, what structural glue did you finally use to attach your targa?
Forum: Safety 06-26-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,981
Posted By scrollF4
Please, folks, please remember Doug's Posting...

Please, folks, please remember Doug's Posting Rule #2: No speculation. We don't have the evidence set in front of us, and aren't yet in any position to "draw lessons" from a mishap we ourselves...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-25-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By scrollF4
The P-51 dawn patrol cranking up and launching? ...

The P-51 dawn patrol cranking up and launching? Oh, my giddy heart...
Forum: The RV Grin 06-25-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By scrollF4
What a great line for Dad to say to his...

What a great line for Dad to say to his buds:

"Yep, he set his first rivet before his front teeth were in." Awesome, Greg. :cool:
Forum: The RV Grin 06-15-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By scrollF4
Beau, Congrats man! You'll love your RV in...

Beau,
Congrats man! You'll love your RV in whatever form it takes. The Cards are awesome, and Cookie ought to get bonus checks from Vans for how well she showcases the RV experience.

Welcome to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By scrollF4
Wilco, Don.

Wilco, Don.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By scrollF4
Skyview HDX: Runaway ADAHRS

I have a sudden problem with both of my HDX ADAHRS units. Last week my avionics guy (among this community’s very best, so don’t think I’m knocking him) accomplished KELLI GIRL’s biannual...
Forum: Safety 06-08-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,981
Posted By scrollF4
Sad indeed. Throw a nickel on the grass.

Sad indeed. Throw a nickel on the grass.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By scrollF4
DC is right, But I just can't believe your RV...

DC is right,
But I just can't believe your RV gained 86 lbs. Weight it again, tanks empty, with the oil in. If you can find scales.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,620
Posted By scrollF4
But I would discourage an overpressure...

But I would discourage an overpressure auto-bypass. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,620
Posted By scrollF4
Everybody be nice.

Everybody be nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By scrollF4
To me? YES! I consistently got better quality...

To me? YES! I consistently got better quality rivets, whether they be #3 or #4, domed or flush. My pneumatic squeezer was my top-preferred tool and method for riveting.

Isham sells their...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-17-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By scrollF4
Leslee, I’m surprised that they specifically...

Leslee,
I’m surprised that they specifically require 9A training. Most insurers accept transition training in similar A-model training (6A, 7A, or 9A). If they’ll accept that, it’ll expand your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By scrollF4
If nothing else, just remove the tire/wheel and...

If nothing else, just remove the tire/wheel and have it balanced at your corner tire store. They’ll use the weights that attach to the wheel adhesively.

But there’s one other thing to check. Make...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-27-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Mission success!

Jim contacted Jessie Saint and got set up. Thanks, VAF, for the swift and accurate vector!
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-27-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Yes, Jeff, thank you, I understand that...

Yes, Jeff, thank you, I understand that discussion. Not all A&Ps are created equal, but insurance requirements can get quite specific. Ergo, the original request (as stated by the buying pilot): A...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-26-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Exclamation Seeking A&P for RV-6A Prebuy near Spring Hill/Brooksville FL KBKV

Folks,
My buddy JimB86 (brand new to VAF) is looking to buy an RV-6A near Spring Hill/Brooksville FL, but needs a good RV-savvy A&P to conduct a thorough prebuy, and soon. I promised him I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,883
Posted By scrollF4
Flew with 50+ of our closest friends

The Falcon Flight Formation Clinic in Temple TX was an absolute blast! I got to lead six 4-ship formation training flights. We flew the most red scareys ever. Two 16+ ship diamonds of diamonds...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By scrollF4
And/Or....

...are you using Vertical Power Pro VPX and an EFIS (like SkyView)? VPX can be programmed to limit/inhibit flap actuation based on pilot-set airspeeds. The airspeed may be set too low.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By scrollF4
There is absolutely no need to cut new panels....

There is absolutely no need to cut new panels.

The hole is the same size laterally, but shorter vertically. The HDX will fit into that hole, and the top pair of mounting screws do line up with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By scrollF4
Patrick, I did exactly that last year. The...

Patrick,
I did exactly that last year. The screen will fit into the same square hole and the top screw holes will align, but not the lower holes. You WILL need to drill/rivet/install new plate nuts...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By scrollF4
There's no need for both, unless you just insist...

There's no need for both, unless you just insist on both a belt AND suspenders like Justin Wilson. I omitted the stall warning vane. I installed the heated AOA/Pitot tube for my Skyview, and closed...
Forum: Formation Flying 03-25-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,824
Posted By scrollF4
Mark, If you're a 'red scary' (totally new to...

Mark,
If you're a 'red scary' (totally new to formation flying), you'd fly with a safety pilot who needs access to flight controls. Yes, you'd need rudder pedals and (of course) a stick in the back....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,837
Posted By scrollF4
Yep, what he said. Mel gave me a 75 nm radius...

Yep, what he said.
Mel gave me a 75 nm radius around 52F for my Phase 1 test. Plenty.
Forum: Formation Flying 03-25-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,824
Posted By scrollF4
UPDATE: End Game Waiting List

Formation Fanatics,
UPDATE: The Falcon Flight Temple Tx Formation Clinic signup sheet is full, but we are entering the last two weeks where a few pilots may drop out. We have a wait list that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By scrollF4
Walt, You're up.

Walt,
You're up.
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,117
Posted By scrollF4
And that's my whole point. Nobody "needs" this...

And that's my whole point. Nobody "needs" this info other than the FAA who (arguably) uses the info for flight safety and ATC purposes beyond what the (arguably) archaic radar and transponder...
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