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Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Rudder Trim......

I guess I'm not a great fan of trim tabs that are protruding past the trailing edge. They appear to be an afterthought and "stuck on". I like the "purposefully installed" appearance.

Here are photos...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-08-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By Roadjunkie1
THANK YOU for being an influence on the Younger...

THANK YOU for being an influence on the Younger Generation! We ALL need to be active in bringing younger people into our amazing activity! I started when I was 15 and was instantly hooked. And that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,845
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Predicting the future.....

"Better to be Down Here wishing you were Up There, than Up There........"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Landoll Harmonic Balancer

Here are a few angles..........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Landoll Harmonic Balancer

If you search this thread, I remember seeing a copy of the installation instructions. Here is the original ad.....takes me back a few years.....

Pictures to follow.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,710
Posted By Roadjunkie1
NotOSH

Great! I'll be looking for those T-shirts this year.........!!:D:D:D I heard Oshkosh, Nebraska had a few airplanes show up.....:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,710
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Show planes.....vs SHOW planes.....

I've never been to S-n-S but will go some day.... I hope it doesn't go the Way of Oshkosh....oh, wait: AirVenture.

Gonna probably step on some toes here....

I've been going to OSH long enough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Putting on the Hours!

A friend of mine who flies a Howard DGA (not the easiest airplane to fly; I was right seat on a flight to and from OSH one year and did most of the flying!:):):)) said someone told him "If you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,981
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Airline types.....

I know many pilots who fly The Big Aluminum Tubes who are also avid GA pilots. In my early days of flying, one of my mentors, Ron, was a pilot for Frontier who you could not KEEP out of the air: flew...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,606
Posted By Roadjunkie1
A&P Mechanics......

I worked for a mechanic at one time (we learned to fly at the same time from the same instructor!) and he and I were the main work force with a part timer. His was an independent shop that he owned....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By Roadjunkie1
I've flown SuzieQ in the Rain without issues...

I've flown SuzieQ in the Rain without issues other than having to throttle back to be kinder to my wooden prop. Backing down to 2100 rpm seems to be about right.

It would be silly to have a 200 mph...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Aircraft....and...um...fuselage weight....

CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss! That is significant! I am a competitive cyclist and one of the best ways to go faster is reducing the weight of the "engine:".

An interior that is primed with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,908
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Rudder trim....

During and after my flight testing with wheel pants off and on, heavy wing balanced, I still found I had a slight bit of rudder I needed in cruise. Seemed to be consistent regardless of speed. And I...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,606
Posted By Roadjunkie1
A&P Mechanics......

A&Ps, I suppose, are like every other profession: there are good ones and not so good ones. The problem is the good ones are becoming harder to find and A&P for General Aviation are going to become...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Roadjunkie1
P.....Pr......Priming......

Well, huh.... This is a variation on the Primer War Threads...

Carpet can be a collector of moisture from the environment, leaks or carless passengers. And that can cause corrosion. I have inspected...
Forum: RV-4 04-14-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flaps..........

I found the strength to pull flaps at 100 to be somewhat difficult/annoying as well and I'm not skinny. I have a doubler on the flap handle but also installed a sliding steel tube that fits around...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,606
Posted By Roadjunkie1
YIKES!!!

When I am visiting a build, I, of course, nose around looking at things, how things were put together. Again, I have seen some OMG things. If it is something minor, I may not say anything. Glairing:...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Aft CG and trim....

It depends on how the airplane was built and how the weight is distributed. The heaviest person in my back seat was 195 and I was instantly very aware of the control differences! :eek: I had nothing...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,606
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Whaaaaaaaaaaa...??

OK: it isn't funny but it IS! THAT cracked me UP...........:D:D:D
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,606
Posted By Roadjunkie1
The Things You See......

What? There was another way? Us builders that had the "pile of formed aluminum" kits had to do a lot of things on our own. I had a large bar of tintype from a linotype machine (you may have to Google...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By Roadjunkie1
In a New York Minute........

In a New York Minute.....everything can change.... Don Henley

You just never know, baby! You just never know..... Don Lemon's Grandmother

Those of us who have, by no choice of our own, joined The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 163,113
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Ancient structures......

[QUOTE=Vlad;1517421]Somewhere in Utah in the middle of nowhere. I have no idea what it is.

Those are likely pretty old and may have been used for grain storage. They put them up on a mesa to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 163,113
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Mirical Mile.

Not a typical RV surface I would say itís like Russian Flats of Montana. Leave you fairings at home and come not painted



It's a good Cub strip. Plenty long but pretty rough. Yeah: leave the...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-09-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Fofinha..............

Boa sorte com isso!!:D:D
Forum: The RV Grin 04-09-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Isabela

Algum dia talvez. Quando ela n„o estŠ t„o interessada em meninos!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Crosswind landings........

In a really strong crosswind with no where else to go, I have landed OFF center line, angling from the downwind "corner" to the up wind "corner" of the runway between the runway lights. Can take...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-08-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Great photo! Future pilot, I can see that! Just...

Great photo! Future pilot, I can see that! Just what we need X 2 here: young people and girls/women interested in our great "sport"!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Brake pad tool.....

As we usually do our own maintenance, a brake pad tool is a must in your tool box. I have the formal one with the little "C" frame to squeeze the old rivets out and the new ones in. The pin fitting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flaps..........

Wouldn't leaving the flaps down add more drag and slow you down faster? :confused:
Forum: The RV Grin 04-07-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Roadjunkie1
She'll be sitting in the LEFT seat before you...

She'll be sitting in the LEFT seat before you know it! Great smile!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,454
Posted By Roadjunkie1
The "class 2" aviation bearings are made to...

The "class 2" aviation bearings are made to tighter tolerances. Their suffix is -20629 on the end of the bearing number. That said, I have never had a bearing fail or need to be replaced, including...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Great design!

The -4 recovers quickly as well. I have heard not as quickly as the -6/7 (rumor) as there is a larger fuselage side area to blunt the effect.:confused: Never spun a -6/7.

Yet another attribute of...
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,020
Posted By Roadjunkie1
4 engine RV-8......

:D:D:D:D:D:D Made me laugh out loud......!!:D
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Spin out of a skid.....as in base to final screw-up.....

Great video!:eek: Everyone should watch this! It's what I was describing in my previous post. What might be described as "a must to avoid" (with apologies to Herman's Hermits.....).

A spin is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Roadjunkie1
April and flying........

My Dad was a great influence in my young life taking me to the airport in Durango, CO for my first front seat experience in a 172. He was an instructor during The Second Great War and flew PT-17 and...
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,020
Posted By Roadjunkie1
ADS-B dual images....etc.....

I will get these occasionally was well. It surprises me (although nothing should) that ATC would ask as I would think they see them often as well, likely NOT usually a flight of two. It may be...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Training...........go get some.....

The thread bugs me as well. This is EXACTLY the point I have been trying to make: go get some instruction in stall-spin entry or go explore yourself. I would NOT wait until the next flight review...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Fuel caps...........

EVERY time I refuel, whatever airplane I am flying, I do a brief walk-around including physically touching the fuel caps to assure they are down and tight or otherwise secure, and tapping a bit of...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-03-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
1: MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED....

THANK YOU!!! Everyone should go spend some time in their airplane with Bob...or someone who will teach you like he does!

We have high-performance aircraft. They get down the road in a hurry which...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Piloting skills.............

I wish this thread had another title. There is a great exchange of ideas happening here that should be read by people who may not read this as they don't want to hear about an airplane crash. We are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,863
Posted By Roadjunkie1
I have used a 40 caliber (I think that was the...

I have used a 40 caliber (I think that was the size; maybe .45) gun barrel cleaning brush as well. That seems to work well and not mess with a guide as the brush is brass.... Doing the old Rope Trick...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Roadjunkie1
ADS-B in Stratux box.....

I have a "home built" one (what else.....I build airplanes!) in the Cub with the two black antennae sticking up out of the baggage compartment. The bracket is mounted with....ready?.....Velcro on the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Wide patterns............

I agree. On downwind, I look behind to make sure someone isn't cutting me from inside the pattern (although my patterns are pretty tight) and, of course, outside of where I am to make sure someone...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,536
Posted By Roadjunkie1
VFR into IMC........

Raised my blood pressure just watching it! Wasn't until the engine shut down I realized how tensed up I was!:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,662
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Base to final problems.........

When I was prepping for my Flight Testing and my first flight in SuzieQ, Dean Hall and I went out in his RV-4 and we did several "let me show you something"s. One was to line up (at altitude)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,301
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Um...........

Um.......no popcorn.........?:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Carb vs FI...........

Agreed. Mine has 1220+ hours on a carb...and many more on the Cub. You can always add a fuel injection later if you just HAVE to have that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,301
Posted By Roadjunkie1
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,301
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Popcorn

I like the Amish Mushroom Popcorn from Shipshewana, IN the best! Pops up BIG and FLUFFY! I use an air popper. No oil... or lard.....:):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,301
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Marvel Mystery Oil Vitamin....

OK: Just to stay on message a little here: I have been using Marvel for decades in the Cub but it also burns autofuel. Which has no lead.:rolleyes: The older Continentals were designed to be run on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,301
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Popcorn..........

And the correct pressure.......28-45, I believe would be correct.:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,301
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Marvel Mystery Oil.....

I like it in the fuel. I mix it per package directions, 4 oz per 10 gallons. I did not like it the oil. I'm not sure it is as beneficial and can decrease the viscosity of the oil, meaning your engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,845
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Being a little anxious....

I agree with a lot of what has been said already. After 3600 or so hours, I am aware of being slightly anxious before nearly every flight. It isn't a fear so much as an awareness of the...
Forum: The RV Grin 03-26-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Parents as passengers.....

My Dad was very influential in my starting to fly. He instructed in WW II. Sadly, he was taken from us when I was 17. Took my Mom up once when she needed to get from Billings to Casper to catch a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Hinge canopy strut

1+ for that. That is exactly what I have. Works very well. Mine is shorter than this picture: about 6 inches when collapsed. Attached to the cockpit rail roll-over structure mounting area by an "L"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flight Test Area......

Depart Home Airport. Right turnout crosswind. Up to test altitude: 8000 feet (home field 5200). Checking off Test Flight Card items, this one for Full Power Cruise at 8000. Set up for that. Stabilize...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Roadjunkie1
That's how I feel..........

Great quote! How interesting to see the turn-around when he realized how amazing looking down from an aeroplane was! From the eyes of a neophyte! That sums up some of the reasons I fly and how I feel...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flying with either hand.....

I have known people who were severely right or left handed and the other hand was strictly for decoration and to hand the dominant hand things to do! :D I thought everyone was ambidextrous when I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flying Canada, eh!

Great post, eh! Your flight may not have gone the way you wanted it to, but it went exactly how I wanted it to: I just sat and watched! I noticed several things:

1) Great glacial geology!! Amazing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,623
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Slipping with flaps........

One of the items on my RV-4 Flight Testing Cards was, at altitude, to apply full flaps at flap/landing speeds, slow to approach speeds and slip her with full flaps, left and right (which is done in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By Roadjunkie1
RV vs ANYTHING else..........

I guess the decision needs to be weighed along several lines.

As of today, there are 10,877 of the various models of Vans RV aircraft that have been built and are flying! That is quite the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By Roadjunkie1
I have used small strips of stainless steel tape...

I have used small strips of stainless steel tape with good results. I also don't seem to have to replace it at condition inspection. Its on the gear leg and the fairing. Stainless steel rubbing...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,161
Posted By Roadjunkie1
OH, yeah!

OH, yeah! Great air-to-air photograph! Love the gun port tape!. I still believe that is Midway Island in the background......!;)

Nice to see variations in our group of airplanes. This model is NOT...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,161
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Round engine RV-8.....and torque....

Perfect! Thank you for posting that! AWESOME-looking airplane!! Is that Midway Island in the background? ;)

Here's some practical experiences with torque:

When I converted my J-3 to higher HP...
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