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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By scrollF4
Wonderful mod. Question: Can this also work in...

Wonderful mod. Question: Can this also work in the RV-6, -7, or -9 tipup?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By scrollF4
I acknowledge that I have been picked. Bottom...

I acknowledge that I have been picked. Bottom line: the hotter part of whatever is going on is going on closer to the EGT probe than normal, raising the sensed EGT.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By scrollF4
If one plug fouls (leaving only one good spark on...

If one plug fouls (leaving only one good spark on that cylinder), the ignition happens late. That allows the fire to travel up into the exhaust, creating a HIGHER EGT reading on that cylinder. You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By scrollF4
Dang, I hadn't recognized that capability. I'm...

Dang, I hadn't recognized that capability. I'm trying it out with the next database update.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By scrollF4
replies

"What does the 510 do that the 110/210 does not do?"

See here for a features comparison chart: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/153681/pn/010-01194-41 . Right up front I see that the 110 is not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By scrollF4
Here's my approach

I have the same basic setup as you: Foreflight on the iPad, and Skyview HDX and Garmin GTN-650xi in the panel. I use the GTN exclusively as my navigator: It talks to HDX through the Dynon arinc...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By scrollF4
T Bear is right: We'd hate to lose your voice in...

T Bear is right: We'd hate to lose your voice in the community. However, if you really want your account gone, just email your request to the website owner Doug Reeves at vansairforce@gmail.com .
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-05-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,822
Posted By scrollF4
360 horsepower?

360 horsepower?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By scrollF4
That's the very article. Good read on a great...

That's the very article. Good read on a great headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By scrollF4
The Cards' CQ Headsets featured in AOPA Pilot Magazine

Scott and Tanya,
Hey, I just read Dave Hirschman's glowing article on your headsets...congratulations! Looks like the bluetooth feature is a real hit. What a great story.
Congrats, Cookie and Scoot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By scrollF4
UD, How many layers of cloth did this require?

UD,
How many layers of cloth did this require?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,651
Posted By scrollF4
As mentioned, the ETX680 is just a tad too thick....

As mentioned, the ETX680 is just a tad too thick. However, I mounted first ETX in the Van's box by adding left and right side spacers between the box and the firewall. I fab'd match-drilled lengths...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,366
Posted By scrollF4
I find it curious to see the ADHRS module...

I find it curious to see the ADHRS module included in this arrangement. Surely there's a lot of magnetively-attractive metal in that stack. Seems like it would impact mag heading sensing.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By scrollF4
I concur with Carl: The 2-axis autopilot (pitch...

I concur with Carl: The 2-axis autopilot (pitch and roll) is plenty.

However, I did install this rudder trim system from Aerosport:
https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rudder-trim/

I have it...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By scrollF4
Are you looking for...

Are you looking for these?

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/tug-guards-for-nosewheel-rvs
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-26-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By scrollF4
Nice one

What a cute pup. Thanks, Cards, Merry Christmas.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-24-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By scrollF4
Nah, I extract the oil 25 hours in like you...

Nah, I extract the oil 25 hours in like you described.
I decowl, drain the oil, and change the filter every other 25 hours (and cut open the filter for inspection). That makes a 50-hour interval...
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By scrollF4
No, I called Lycoming directly and they answered...

No, I called Lycoming directly and they answered the question for all 3 of my prop/engine combinations.
They also had me call the prop manufacturer as well to see if they had corroborating,...
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By scrollF4
Call Lycoming

Best bet is to call the Lycoming tech support guys and ask about specific restrictions for the specific prop model and specific engine model combination. It'll vary. Some have no restrictions.
Forum: RV-15 12-21-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,131
Posted By scrollF4
...under each wing to keep the load and muzzle...

...under each wing to keep the load and muzzle blast symmetric.

Dude... :cool:

A young man can dream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,810
Posted By scrollF4
Ed, Thanks for getting me back into the books: I...

Ed,
Thanks for getting me back into the books: I now understand the LPV, WAAS and RAIM roles, relationship, and requirements better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,810
Posted By scrollF4
GPS navigation to VORs and for VOR approaches...

GPS navigation to VORs and for VOR approaches make the nav receiver seem unnecessary.

HOWEVER...

I absolutely love the fact that that same nav receiver enables me to fly LOC and ILS approaches,...
Forum: Safety 12-11-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,643
Posted By scrollF4
This one has played long enough. Excellent...

This one has played long enough. Excellent thoughts by all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,651
Posted By scrollF4
Roger that, Jim, that's not a problem. I meant...

Roger that, Jim, that's not a problem. I meant two things:
- It'll take a little longer to recharge the 900 with a 60 amp alternator, but I should have pointed out it takes only a minute or two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,651
Posted By scrollF4
One other consideration, slightly buried in their...

One other consideration, slightly buried in their documentation:
You want to get the right battery for your alternator.

If your alternator is rated for 60 amps (as is for most of the 2-seat RVs),...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-30-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By scrollF4
Nope. You, Sir, are incorrect. I flew 2069...

Nope.

You, Sir, are incorrect.

I flew 2069 hours (no more, no less) in the back seat of F-4G Phantom Wild Weasels. The forward visibility from the "pit" was so bad that pilots, taking their...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-18-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By scrollF4
Prayer light set to bright/flash

Doug,
I know Susie must be taking her Mom’s loss hard, but she is surrounded by friends who pray for her peace. I remember how much you enjoyed taking Edna flying, and how she enjoyed being your...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-17-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,322
Posted By scrollF4
Proposing...THE RV-16!!

...and why not ?!

What do you get when you expand the size of an RV-7?
The RV-14!
After all: RV-7 x 2 = RV-14

With that in mind....

What do you get when you expand the size of an RV-8?
The...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By scrollF4
Mike speaks with wisdom. Check out FFI.AERO for...

Mike speaks with wisdom. Check out FFI.AERO for more info. FFI was started by an RV’r for RV’rs, although it has expanded into other general aviation types.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,756
Posted By scrollF4
OK, It's My Turn

Dan,
I'll relay a similar story, but I was "that guy." Our airport (52F, under the DFW Class B shelf) is close enough to DFW, Alliance, and Denton that we try to align our runway 17/35 ops with the...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By scrollF4
Mickey, Is your aircraft wrapped, or...

Mickey,
Is your aircraft wrapped, or painted/bare?
Vinyl wrap changes the airplane’s impedance and, thus, can impact your radios’ transmission or reception unless addressed. Happened to me.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,036
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,449
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,036
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,241
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, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks, gents.

Thanks, gents.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,678
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
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, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By scrollF4
Challenge accepted :cool:

Challenge accepted :cool:
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-11-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
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, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
Posted By scrollF4
‘Nuff said

Excellent exchange, this one’s ready for bed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
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, 11:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
Posted By scrollF4
TS, You're absolutely right.

TS,
You're absolutely right.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
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, 11:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
Posted By scrollF4
The VPX is painted red. Sweet!:cool:

The VPX is painted red. Sweet!:cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,686
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,618
Posted By scrollF4
Mostly Rush.

Mostly Rush.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,142
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,776
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.
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