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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By SPX
A GNS430W in my Debonair just came back from...

A GNS430W in my Debonair just came back from repair on Wednesday. When did they stop repairing them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By SPX
Well, a few years back, I originated this...

Well, a few years back, I originated this thread/idea. My concept was to share what the flying RVs were doing, but also include the builders, so they could share what they were doing.. I think I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By SPX
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (6/19 - 6/20/21)

We had planned to fly up to Torrance, CA (TOA) to get some Indian food tomorrow. But due to a number of factors, I decided to head up there alone this afternoon and get the food to go, and eat it for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,889
Posted By SPX
Great shirts!

Great shirts!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-10-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By SPX
True story. He crashed and totaled the original...

True story. He crashed and totaled the original N666. Then for “N666 v2.0” he painted it the exact same way, and put the same tail number on it.

Maybe there really is something to 666...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By SPX
I concur. Unless you want to spend 3-4 days...

I concur.

Unless you want to spend 3-4 days doing the flight, combining transition training, a BFR, and this ferry flight just isn’t practical. Remember, transition training and a BFR involve...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By SPX
Hmm, just tell them it's going in an RV. :D

Hmm, just tell them it's going in an RV. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By SPX
Garmin Support can change the System ID...

Garmin Support can change the System ID associated with your account. aviation.support@garmin.com
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,335
Posted By SPX
In my experience, the IO-540 starts easier when...

In my experience, the IO-540 starts easier when warm than the IO-360. That said, if you're having trouble with a cracked throttle along with a lean mixture and slowly advancing the mixture when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,576
Posted By SPX
Yesterday I was flying for work, so couldn't make...

Yesterday I was flying for work, so couldn't make it to Bakersfield. But today, we had an errand to do up in the Burbank area, so around 3:30 PM we flew up to KBUR, spent a few hours there, and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,455
Posted By SPX
We flew up to Concord, CA (CCR) on Friday for a...

We flew up to Concord, CA (CCR) on Friday for a family reunion. Ate lots and visited on Friday PM - Sunday AM, and then flew back home to Fallbrook (L18).

We passed a Piper Archer on the flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,041
Posted By SPX
Not a thing! Flew the work airplane to Mexico...

Not a thing!

Flew the work airplane to Mexico for the weekend. Planning a trip for next weekend though.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-26-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By SPX
What oil pressure sensor are you using?

What oil pressure sensor are you using?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By SPX
The plan was for us to fly to the Bay Area, but...

The plan was for us to fly to the Bay Area, but due to weather that didn't work out. So instead, we took off to enjoy a late lunch in Lake Havasu (KHII). Food was good, weather was good (although a...
Forum: California 04-25-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,604
Posted By SPX
In general, I find that events like this are best...

In general, I find that events like this are best organized not by asking if people would come, but rather just picking a date, posting it here, and see who comes.

So, pick a date and tell us what...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-15-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By SPX
How exciting! Thanks for sharing the video with...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing the video with us. I'll be on the lookout for you two next time that I am at KCCR..
Forum: California 04-13-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By SPX
There’s parking right in front of the terminal....

There’s parking right in front of the terminal. You can call the fuel truck from there. Easy in, easy out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,337
Posted By SPX
Last week, I was asked if I could help transport...

Last week, I was asked if I could help transport a friend of a friends father to the Mayo Climic in Arizona. He has bladder cancer, just recovered from a brain surgery, and is in the process of...
Forum: California 04-09-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By SPX
I go there once or twice per month. Just south of...

I go there once or twice per month. Just south of Pacific States Aviation there is transient parking, and a gate to walk in and out of.

Not a very tricky airport in or out of. Should be a breeze.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-04-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,215
Posted By SPX
Nice write up, Joe.

Nice write up, Joe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,074
Posted By SPX
Flew from San Diego to Santa Paula (KSZP) to...

Flew from San Diego to Santa Paula (KSZP) to enjoy lunch with a friend and his daughter. Very nice flight up and back, a busy day in Santa Paula, and a packed airport restaurant!

Flying up to KSZP,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,090
Posted By SPX
Left SoCal this morning to fly up to Northern...

Left SoCal this morning to fly up to Northern California.. Sacramento today, Redding tomorrow. Home on Monday.

Beautiful day to fly; the best I can remember in recent days. Very clear, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,981
Posted By SPX
The new owner of the RV-10 is alive and well.....

The new owner of the RV-10 is alive and well.. and plans to fly it. Give him a bit of time, and we should start to see that unmistakable airplane around.
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By SPX
I met the owner of an RV with SkyView and an STEC...

I met the owner of an RV with SkyView and an STEC autopilot, (bought it, didn't build it) and the current owner says that it's good for altitude hold only. Was just wondering if anyone had been able...
Forum: Autopilots 03-22-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By SPX
Can an STEC autopilot work with Dynon Skyview

Is anyone aware of an RV that has a Dynon Skyview, that has an STEC autopilot that integrates with the Dynon? Not sure if this is even possible. If yes what functions do/don't work, based on your...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,207
Posted By SPX
If you've selected anonymous mode, and if you're...

If you've selected anonymous mode, and if you're squawking 1200, FlightAware will not track you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By SPX
Typically, a momentary loss of GPS coverage

Typically, a momentary loss of GPS coverage
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By SPX
Tinkering in the cabin... including removing &...

Tinkering in the cabin... including removing & replacing the sunshade since the original one was damaged, causing it not to retract and extend smoothly. Did a thorough pre-flight since my next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,093
Posted By SPX
I also own an A20 and a Lightspeed Zulu 3. And a...

I also own an A20 and a Lightspeed Zulu 3. And a David Clark Pro X2. And Lightspeed Sierra. Oh, and a Bose X.

To me, the two winners are the Zulu 3, and DC Pro X2. But as has been said, every head...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By SPX
I left home, and flew to Bakersfield to pick up a...

I left home, and flew to Bakersfield to pick up a friend with a heart transplant and take him to Stanford/KPAO. From there, I headed over to Concord (KCCR) to pick up a few things that we left at my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-12-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 259,624
Posted By SPX
Not to worry. I put 136 gallons in my plane...

Not to worry. I put 136 gallons in my plane yesterday!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,939
Posted By SPX
Saturday, I was flying for work.. Sunday, I flew...

Saturday, I was flying for work.. Sunday, I flew for fun in the RV. Went from Fallbrook (L18) to Concord (CCR) with my wife, to see her parents. Average GS, takeoff to touchdown was 163 KTS. Upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,303
Posted By SPX
Flew out to Las Cruces today.. home tomorrow....

Flew out to Las Cruces today.. home tomorrow.

This is my third time out here in as many weekends, and I'm pretty sure each time I get here, it's windier than the last!

Nothing to complain about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,623
Posted By SPX
If you want the option to be there, then take the...

If you want the option to be there, then take the 9A out of the mix; it isn’t the plane for you.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 259,624
Posted By SPX
Great news! Are you transition training with...

Great news!
Are you transition training with Mike Seager?
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 259,624
Posted By SPX
Jereme, wishing you a smooth inspection I've...

Jereme, wishing you a smooth inspection I've enjoyed reading your posts as you shared the ups and downs of your build with us. Really looking forward to the eventual first flight writeup.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By SPX
My GNC 355 displayed that at initial power up....

My GNC 355 displayed that at initial power up. After bringing it outside, and getting a good lock on the satellites, the message cleared, and has not appeared again. As Walt said, likely my case was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By SPX
Flew to Hawaii and back today... but it wasn't in...

Flew to Hawaii and back today... but it wasn't in my RV. :D

Flying over Pacific at sunset offers awesome views that I thought some may enjoy seeing, so please forgive this non-RV post.

Flying my RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By SPX
Battled a 40 knot headwind flying from SoCal to...

Battled a 40 knot headwind flying from SoCal to NorCal.
Enjoyed a 35 knot tailwind flying from NorCal to SoCal.

This weekend, the upgrade to a faster airplane was a good thing. Saved us 17 minutes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,725
Posted By SPX
Nothing too exciting.. just a flight for about 45...

Nothing too exciting.. just a flight for about 45 minutes to keep the juices flowing. Hope to do more flying in about a week when work offers a little quiet time.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By SPX
Much too special of an event to have to turn our...

Much too special of an event to have to turn our heads sideways to enjoy... fixed it for you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By SPX
LOL -- That's hilarious. Of course, didn't I read...

LOL -- That's hilarious. Of course, didn't I read that your resting heart rate is like 45 or something? So what were you up to .... 55? :D

Seriously though, DR, I am proud of you. I know what it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By SPX
Basically, open the picture, rotate it in the...

Basically, open the picture, rotate it in the direction you want, and then save the image.. and then re-upload.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
Posted By SPX
My guess, especially if the slow response from...

My guess, especially if the slow response from Blackstone is a recent development, is that the delay is on the USPS side, on not the side of Blackstone. It would be easy to tell; just copy down the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By SPX
I took care of it..

I took care of it..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,442
Posted By SPX
Out of town for work still. This is the saddest...

Out of town for work still.

This is the saddest start of a “what did you do with your RV this weekend“ thread I have seen yet. :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By SPX
David ... I enjoyed your video. I am not one to...

David ... I enjoyed your video. I am not one to critique your flying technique after just watching a video of your flight. However, I will share that the suggestion that others gave about keeping the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,148
Posted By SPX
Ugh. That sucks! No RV’ing for me. In Hawaii...

Ugh. That sucks!

No RV’ing for me. In Hawaii with the work airplane...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 183,572
Posted By SPX
ASI is MPH, ForeFlight is knots.

ASI is MPH, ForeFlight is knots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,979
Posted By SPX
Took my new RV to Las Vegas and back to pick up...

Took my new RV to Las Vegas and back to pick up an online purchase that was tough to ship due to being an odd size and a little heavy.

Fantastic 1h 20m flight out there with an average headwind of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,727
Posted By SPX
Lon, If you like the airplane, and aside from...

Lon,

If you like the airplane, and aside from this issue, want to keep it, why don't you take Bruce up on his offer to troubleshoot some more at his hangar? I am sure someone else would be glad to...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-12-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,101
Posted By SPX
I just did basically your route VFR on Sunday....

I just did basically your route VFR on Sunday. There were a few cloudy areas, but I was able to climb or descend above them. But that was last Sunday.. the weather changes, so my experience is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,938
Posted By SPX
Flew "my" RV-9A for the last time, as I delivered...

Flew "my" RV-9A for the last time, as I delivered it to its new owner in Denver. Left San Diego at 0600, made a quick stop in St Johns, AZ, and then on to Denver Centennial.

Despite having a 14 in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By SPX
I disagree that Published areas of FAA ADS-B...

I disagree that Published areas of FAA ADS-B Coverage" = rule airspace. The image attached shows ADS-B coverage as of 2020. As you can see, there's a whole lot of ADS-B coverage than there is rule...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By SPX
I believe that’s incorrect. The 30 minute in rule...

I believe that’s incorrect. The 30 minute in rule airspace requirement was only needed when the FAA was issuing rebates for ADS-B installs. A clean PAPR can be had without flying in rule airspace at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By SPX
AOPA article - Landing in style, applies to the A model RV

The January 2021 "Turbine Pilot" section of AOPA Pilot magazine has a well written article on TBM prop strikes. Even though the article is found in the turbine pilot section of the magazine, which I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,876
Posted By SPX
Yesterday was clear in SoCal, but very bumpy,...

Yesterday was clear in SoCal, but very bumpy, with numerous severe turbulence PIREPS, so I was hoping that today would be better..

Woke up to an AIRMET 50 miles to the north of us for moderate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By SPX
I'll preface this by saying that the price is...

I'll preface this by saying that the price is right, but their windows data loader software is awful. I guess it's a case of you get what you pay for.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,282
Posted By SPX
A border overflight exemption is required for...

A border overflight exemption is required for general aviation aircraft to overfly the first designated Airport of Entry (AOE) when arriving into the U.S. from below the 30th parallel in the eastern...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By SPX
Yes, they were released around mid-day yesterday....

Yes, they were released around mid-day yesterday. The end of effectivity on the previous cycle was 2020-12-31 at 0900Z, so while later than usual, they did in fact get it released prior to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By SPX
Hi Scotty.. no, unfortunately there isn't,...

Hi Scotty.. no, unfortunately there isn't, because SkyView doesn't push that info out via WiFi.

You can click the fields on the bottom of the map screen in ForeFlight Mobile to see what options are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By SPX
Have you thought about putting the ADAHRS unit...

Have you thought about putting the ADAHRS unit directly behind the baggage bulkhead using the Van’s mounting kit?

Picture:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 24,551
Posted By SPX
Pretty much exactly my thoughts too, Michael. I...

Pretty much exactly my thoughts too, Michael. I equipped my RV for IFR, but “barely,” such that it’s suitable to getting in or out of an airport with low ceilings, but not best used by sitting in imc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,967
Posted By SPX
Thanks for asking, DR! Yesterday morning, we...

Thanks for asking, DR!

Yesterday morning, we left SoCal (L18) to go to Northern CA (CCR). A very delightful flight up at 10,500' in smooth air. Pretty quiet on the frequencies, and landed by 11...
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