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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,512
Posted By AZtailwind
Renter's Insurance

Has anyone tried aircraft renter's insurance for the student? This is a way a student has insurance in a rental aircraft. The insurance follows the student for the solo flights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,751
Posted By AZtailwind
High Altitude

For just asking the question: You have already put yourself in a good position- to fly the mountains. What everyone has said is true. No substituent for training and experience. You also have a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,751
Posted By AZtailwind
For just asking the question: You have already...

For just asking the question: You have already put yourself in a good position- to fly the mountains. What everyone has said is true. No substituent for training and experience. You also have a very...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,175
Posted By AZtailwind
Lots O Fun!!

Lots of smoke and close formation maneuvering too.
We all hope to present the RV's capability in the "Light" of fun and teamwork.
Looking forward to the Journey. I feel really privileged to fly with...
Forum: Safety 12-07-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,925
Posted By AZtailwind
Yea, agreed- So this brake tap stuff in an RV is...

Yea, agreed- So this brake tap stuff in an RV is all about a very experienced (fixed pitch prop only) formation pilot that just taps the brakes somewhere between 10 to 35kts in the takeoff run. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,652
Posted By AZtailwind
This is an easy trip- partner does it all the...

This is an easy trip- partner does it all the time VFR to Oceanside. Though we are working on making the RV6A more capable to get in and out of the coast on one of those June gloom days where it just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,785
Posted By AZtailwind
Thanks Charlie- This is a good note if going the...

Thanks Charlie- This is a good note if going the roll your own-
Has Pat or anyone install one of these in an RV-4 as Yet? With the original manual torque tube or electric- ether one really
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 295,264
Posted By AZtailwind
Aluminum High Wing

Yea, I like that continuance of the total performance mantra. Assuming there is a strong market for a 2 seat STOL that's built around the 0-320/360. This light aluminum wing and frame could fill a...
Forum: Safety 07-28-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 27,431
Posted By AZtailwind
Fix the flow

I agree,

As a long time OSH flyer since 93. The 1/2 mile separation(even with only 9/27 runway available) works well. Fix that and yep- most of the saturation problems are solved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By AZtailwind
It's in all charts- Check your weathermeister...

It's in all charts- Check your weathermeister settings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,306
Posted By AZtailwind
RV-4

Another Jordan with a RV - flying- Looks great!
Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,009
Posted By AZtailwind
Pull a jug if need be

I agree with Larry, Though also agree with the article, great caution should be taken if a jug needs to be pulled.
Forum: Safety 06-13-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,677
Posted By AZtailwind
One Engine-V22

We had a V-22 parked on the ramp for months early this year due to an engine failure. He was traversing close to the airspace at night when a turbine failure occurred. To divert to KFLG the crew had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,246
Posted By AZtailwind
Agree- I've tried to run out a tank many times,...

Agree- I've tried to run out a tank many times, doing the 5 miles out option then switch. Nice too see someone has ran a tank dry, I have not been able to yet. These RV's are fast and efficient!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,552
Posted By AZtailwind
Hmmm...

I had to read this thread twice to understand that just about everything has been replaced on this one jug including the ignition system with the cylinder...So the three ingredients of fuel, air and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,537
Posted By AZtailwind
Congrats AC!

Congrats AC!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,438
Posted By AZtailwind
I agree also. I've flown with all the 2-place...

I agree also.
I've flown with all the 2-place RV's of all types in formation and in the pattern. We all use the same speeds. Downwind- 87 kts(100 MPH). Base with full flaps 78 Kts(90 MPH). Final...
Forum: California 05-05-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,848
Posted By AZtailwind
Video?

Did someone say Video?:confused:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ2VBQVPtYE&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-04-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,381
Posted By AZtailwind
Joe "shady"

I recall our conversation at OSH with beers under the smiley face balloon. It started out as max HP, weight and design limits for the RV-14. I couldn't resist poking the Vans engineer into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
OSH
Views: 5,071
Posted By AZtailwind
Well page 72 has a few words about the RV6...

Well page 72 has a few words about the RV6 celebration. The Pic on page 73 is a Very cool RV7A built by firend and formation pilot Mercedes "Cougar". It was finished very recently- My 6A is in the...
Forum: GPS 10-10-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By AZtailwind
WAAS Upgrade

You can upgrade the non-WAAS unit via Garmin Dealer- When upgraded it will have Terrain feature included. FWIW
Forum: Formation Flying 08-16-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,049
Posted By AZtailwind
Another George Ford Video-

Here is a real good one- Thanks to Rosie Rosales for putting the RV6 OSH Party together. Great Pilots, Great People, Wonderful times!
Also some great views of the "Land of OSH!"...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-15-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,321
Posted By AZtailwind
Horseshoe burst!

What BeeGee said.... great job!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-12-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,040
Posted By AZtailwind
114

As a data point- FWIW: I have ran the 114 and a slick mag setup through the A-curve operation with the exception of one winter at B-curve. If there are temporary or permanent issues, I have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,214
Posted By AZtailwind
Home built camping- the HBC sign you display...

Home built camping- the HBC sign you display will guide you to a large grass Parking lot-corner to the warbird parking. I don't think that has changed much over the years, count all the RV 6's!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,601
Posted By AZtailwind
Or a WildCat :D Super Super cool!

Or a WildCat :D Super Super cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,544
Posted By AZtailwind
A quick first step is Bore-scope the top plugs- ...

A quick first step is Bore-scope the top plugs- You will see some rust where the piston rings where sitting if the engine wasn't run. Otherwise I agree with above, these engines need to be exercised.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,862
Posted By AZtailwind
VG's make you sucked and slow...:p:p:p

VG's make you sucked and slow...:p:p:p
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-19-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,067
Posted By AZtailwind
Come se dice "Yikes"

Roberto,
Santo Cielo, I'm glad you didn't wave with both hands in the inverted low pass!

Bravo!!
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,828
Posted By AZtailwind
Hate it when that happens! Hope to see other...

Hate it when that happens! Hope to see other RV'rs there on Saturday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,504
Posted By AZtailwind
Still 160 HP :D:D

Still 160 HP :D:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By AZtailwind
This issue with the MS 21042 nut looks to be a...

This issue with the MS 21042 nut looks to be a manufacturing/testing issue. With my left main gear using this nut, looks like I will make habit of inspecting that on the next inspection time.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,577
Posted By AZtailwind
PM sent- One thing I failed to mention is while...

PM sent- One thing I failed to mention is while removing all the bolts- there are a lot of them- save the difficult ones for last. Some close tolerance bolts have a closer tolerance than others. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,577
Posted By AZtailwind
As a Tailwind owner and RV owner with experience...

As a Tailwind owner and RV owner with experience removing and replacing RV-6 wings, I think Reiley is correct. Find your serial number and see if it is real early kit- Most spars where pre-drilled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,806
Posted By AZtailwind
It is typical Bud Davisson Satire mixed with a...

It is typical Bud Davisson Satire mixed with a note of caution. It is a quote of the times, years ago, but still stands true with any airplane. Bud is a living legend in sport aviation. He is in the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,628
Posted By AZtailwind
OSH

I was in an ADS-B forum in OSH where the manufacture didn?t know about the 2016 FAA published change to ADS-B mode SIL-0. I was disappointed in that Also talked about the number of airlines that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,567
Posted By AZtailwind
Thumbs up Footage over the water

Now that looks like a neat venue- over the water
All Very cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 31,545
Posted By AZtailwind
Oh yea, I'll be there!

Oh yea, I'll be there!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,587
Posted By AZtailwind
I second the above for another data point....

I second the above for another data point....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,998
Posted By AZtailwind
Thumbs up spin the couch

Agree with the couch/spin assessment. :) - Also you would be limiting yourself to about 5% of the 6A market. There are very few of the 7 tailed 6's out there...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 131,426
Posted By AZtailwind
Have FUN!

Rosie,
The weather is here, wish you were beautiful...
Wishing you Tailwinds, Blue Sky, white sand and clear water- Say hi to Condor and all!

You gotta' join us in 2019 Tailwind!!! Rosie
Forum: Reviews 02-13-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,090
Posted By AZtailwind
Xcom Repair

I'm looking for a Xcom repair shop?
I would rather ship in the USA rather than half way around the world.
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,511
Posted By AZtailwind
I second all the above for an additional data...

I second all the above for an additional data point- I get to know high and hot around here quite a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,152
Posted By AZtailwind
88 Oct

Hay Gash,
The two places I know of are here in Flagstaff and Page. Both from the same refinery/distribution I believe. We have pilots using the Carter Oil gas up here but it's only 88 octane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,981
Posted By AZtailwind
IN If this comes closer to the S. West - I can...

IN
If this comes closer to the S. West - I can bring 3 Chutes (newer Softie's) to the party...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 81,827
Posted By AZtailwind
Yea, that was me- engine was running and heard...

Yea, that was me- engine was running and heard the "pop" after a flank turn.
No Prop strike- the front leg stayed in position sorta since I held the brakes and shut it down. Replaced the bolt at...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,205
Posted By AZtailwind
nice

Tony,
A great flying tribute to one that has paid the ultimate.
Always liked Bad Sheila.

I don't mean to sidetrack this, just pointing out similarities. I'm working on a project that is very...
Forum: RV-4 10-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,000
Posted By AZtailwind
Did you measure both props at full throttle? A...

Did you measure both props at full throttle?

A measure at WOT at the similar weather conditions and altitude. That would be your best static data point to start from. If you have accurate fuel flow...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,041
Posted By AZtailwind
Yep, same thing last week- put a blinker light on...

Yep, same thing last week- put a blinker light on it to discharge at a .7 amp rate. did take hours to get down to 80%, around 10 volts- then an 8 amp charge on it to full. It's back at good cranking...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,123
Posted By AZtailwind
Oh Yea,

Looks like great stuff Jon,
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,041
Posted By AZtailwind
Another Data Point

RV6A PC-680 is 1 year old and starting to give problems- Not going to blame the battery Sulfation as yet but will be looking at the system as a whole. We treated it normal(ignored) - haven't done a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,455
Posted By AZtailwind
Wow! stunning is the word-

Outstanding Gash! I keep looking for oil drippings or something from the exhaust. Real nice, can't wait to see it up close.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By AZtailwind
Grand Canyon Caverns

Very nice trip write up!
We did a RV Photo cover Shoot on the Grand Canyon Caverns in 2010 for pilot Getaways-
http://pilotgetaways.com/mag/ja10

How did you like that gravel at L37?
More flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,917
Posted By AZtailwind
Charlie has a special 6- 180 HP parallel with 10...

Charlie has a special 6- 180 HP parallel with 10 to1 pistons and electronic ignition. But it's a 6 with the first counter weighted modified rudder, a fast round intake cowl - one of the first, and...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,149
Posted By AZtailwind
Condolences

Words to do not do justice, Sorry for your loss
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-27-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,080
Posted By AZtailwind
Latest on the Slide fire

The evacuation warning was lifted today for a community south of Flagstaff- So my buddy got his stuff back... Things are looking up. The fire is 30% contained.
This could have been real bad...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By AZtailwind
KPAN

Our Flagstaff airport gang is there all the time, also my Mom lives there. The new self serve fuel is at the other end but is now constantly inexpensive.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By AZtailwind
Chance!

With that kind of $$ Way more than a chance I would say!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,246
Posted By AZtailwind
Canyon flights

Lots of way to fly it but here are my 2 favorites in the early morning in good weather:

#1 10,500 at "little Colorado" point from Tuba City (T03)- about 270 heading with the little and mighty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 30,216
Posted By AZtailwind
:D:D soda all over this screen :D:D

:D:D soda all over this screen :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 30,216
Posted By AZtailwind
More Pictures and...

More Pictures and Movies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXU6aZsTRJM

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/440511142687821824/photo/1

https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixRaceway

Great job!
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-07-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,039
Posted By AZtailwind
That's not a bad idea if you are thinking about...

That's not a bad idea if you are thinking about mounting it in the center where the fuel selector is now. You may even want to remove the center post if you can lower the quad. I haven't seen an...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,430
Posted By AZtailwind
Looks like a total blast. my kind of burning man!

Looks like a total blast. my kind of burning man!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 55,579
Posted By AZtailwind
I'm in agreement with most data presented and the...

I'm in agreement with most data presented and the observations- I'm a supporter of the P-Mag and fly behind it. I would not use the B-curve since it lessons the heat margin of a hot CHT climb out...
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