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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,608
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: 854
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By scrollF4
OK. This one's done. Everybody have a nice...

OK. This one's done.
Everybody have a nice day, and Happy Easter.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
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: 7
Views: 363
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: 567
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: 1,702
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: 1,170
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: 1,702
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: 371
Posted By scrollF4
Walt, You're up.

Walt,
You're up.
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,498
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...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,498
Posted By scrollF4
OR... You can send the following email to the...

OR...

You can send the following email to the FAA at asdiblock@faa.gov. Their response was very prompt. This doesn't 'turn off' ADS-B, but they no longer share my info with FlightAware or any of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By scrollF4
Just be sure the flux capacitor isnít defective. ...

Just be sure the flux capacitor isnít defective.

https://youtu.be/n6aclrHYTh8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By scrollF4
Is that the Kessel Run? Most impressive.

Is that the Kessel Run? Most impressive.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By scrollF4
No auctions

DR is on his paper route, but I just verified with him that he does not want auctions on his site. Set a price. There’s nothing wrong with adding “or the highest bid”, but set a desired price. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up UPDATE: I got a good price on the Flight Stream...

UPDATE: I got a good price on the Flight Stream 510, installed it in my GTN650xi, and was able to accomplish everything you discussed, John. Total game changer. I was able to:

- Build the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By scrollF4
Both are quality harnesses. I chose Crow just...

Both are quality harnesses. I chose Crow just because I liked the buckles a little better and they had a closer color-match for KELLI GIRL's colors.

Having said that, they are fading fairly readily...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By scrollF4
After closer review of Garmin's Flight Stream...

After closer review of Garmin's Flight Stream product page, it appears that you CAN shoot ForeFlight flightplans from iPad through Flight Stream into your 650. That changes my outlook: If I can get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By scrollF4
John, I have dual 10" Skyview HDX screens talking...

John,
I have dual 10" Skyview HDX screens talking to my GTN650xi through the Dynon ARINC module. I also flight plan with ForeFlight but I go ahead and type my flightplan into the GTN and use it as...
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,365
Posted By scrollF4
Mike Buschís red box video

Itís long but definitely worth the time.

https://youtu.be/X-tKyiUZ3ts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,600
Posted By scrollF4
Logged 1.2 IFR and the RNAV 36 into KGTU with my...

Logged 1.2 IFR and the RNAV 36 into KGTU with my bride to see family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By scrollF4
Exactly. Not a Blackstone problem, but a USPS...

Exactly. Not a Blackstone problem, but a USPS problem.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,892
Posted By scrollF4
Zero ppm. I saw 3 ppm once when I was doing a...

Zero ppm. I saw 3 ppm once when I was doing a run-up with the tail into the wind.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,079
Posted By scrollF4
Bill, I originally built KELLI GIRL with 2 Slicks...

Bill,
I originally built KELLI GIRL with 2 Slicks and a normal keyed ignition with the left and right mag isolation positions that we're all used to. When the pilot ferrying her back from her vinyl...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,892
Posted By scrollF4
If you're asking whether it's worth a small...

If you're asking whether it's worth a small investment to give the pilot an early indication of the presence of a silent killer....well, YES.

Search for "monoxide" in the VAF search, and please read...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By scrollF4
I also went the Skyview-GTN650 route, and it...

I also went the Skyview-GTN650 route, and it works great for full-up IFR through the Dynon ARINC module. Full up flight directors, autopilot hook-up, etc.
I canít say whether itís better or worse...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By scrollF4
Peter, Are you trying to restart the display with...

Peter,
Are you trying to restart the display with the USB stick still plugged in? If so, remove the USB stick and reattempt the startup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,004
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Barb, You most certainly spoke with, and...

Barb,
You most certainly spoke with, and assisted, every one of us who built or modified our RVs.

I am reminded of John Goodman's "Cajun Chef" skit on Saturday Night Live in the 90s (work with me,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By scrollF4
What he said. In addition, an aircraft build is...

What he said. In addition, an aircraft build is an effort you don't want to rush. If you fall behind your planned progress, will you feel compelled to pick up the pace? That's not a good thing. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By scrollF4
Folks, Speaking as a member of the 'usual band of...

Folks,
Speaking as a member of the 'usual band of criminals' here at 52F, let me tell you how much we have all admired Doug's drive these last several years.
- From deciding to get his commercial...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-02-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By scrollF4
Kent! Hey Tech Support! Man what a long way...

Kent!
Hey Tech Support! Man what a long way we've come. I'm glad y'all are doing well. Dreams are for living, Brother.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,931
Posted By scrollF4
Heck...

Heck yes!

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=125146
Forum: Formation Flying 02-02-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By scrollF4
ĎMorning, Pierre. I canít say that conclusively. ...

ĎMorning, Pierre.
I canít say that conclusively. We have birds, many turn away, but some come pretty darned close. I chose to think it helps, but with no real evidence.
Forum: Formation Flying 01-30-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By scrollF4
Hotel rooms

We are not yet out of rooms. I ask that folks do the following:

IF you are signed up on the primary list, PLEASE make your hotel reservation in our block of rooms if thatís where you will stay...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By scrollF4
David, I like that approach. Did you have to use...

David,
I like that approach. Did you have to use a doubler on the cover for pitot mast air loads?
Forum: Formation Flying 01-25-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By scrollF4
New Sid Vid: Falcon Flight Formation Clinic 2020 MASS FORMATION

HiYa VAF.

For those who may be thinking of signing up for the Falcon Flight FFI Formation Clinic in April 2021 (and we're almost full, but not quite), I finally finished the video on last year's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,259
Posted By scrollF4
No, silly. The duck.

No, silly. The duck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By scrollF4
It's only as difficult as the actual work. ...

It's only as difficult as the actual work. Realize, of course, that depending on the mod, switching out one big thing can rain down a bunch of smaller things. Example: I switched KELLI GIRL over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,574
Posted By scrollF4
I also forgot to latch/lock my tip-up canopy for...

I also forgot to latch/lock my tip-up canopy for takeoff. I got up to pattern altitude, cinched my lab belt tighter, and pushed the nose over in a very light bunt. That placed more of the air load...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By scrollF4
When in doubt, drill it out.

When in doubt, drill it out.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-16-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,886
Posted By scrollF4
What tha....

...seriously?
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By scrollF4
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic 2021, 9-11 April 2021, KTPL Temple, Tx

Happy 2021, Y’all!
Falcon Flight Formation Team is happy to announce our 2021 Formation clinic! This year’s clinic takes place April 9 -11, 2021 in Temple, TX (KTPL). It WX gets us, we will have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By scrollF4
Jeremy, I does sound to me like you're talking...

Jeremy,
I does sound to me like you're talking about a 9 or 9A. You can get it upside down with some effort, and you can fly formation in it (ask the Cards). But if the bulk of your mission is...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By scrollF4
When I got my paint estimate and was 'weighing'...

When I got my paint estimate and was 'weighing' the decision against vinyl, the folks at GLO said I could expect to see a 22-25 lb increase in weight on KELLI GIRL.

Aircraftwraps weighed my...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By scrollF4
OK, well, bummer. Do the words work for you? ...

OK, well, bummer. Do the words work for you? That's really the meat of the story for the OP.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By scrollF4
Dave, The wrap on KELLI GIRL isn't going to last...

Dave,
The wrap on KELLI GIRL isn't going to last as long as I had hoped, and I believe paint will last longer. We're still talking years in the future here for me, but that day will arrive sooner...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By scrollF4
Rob, Try a different device. They work on three...

Rob,
Try a different device. They work on three of mine, plus my work gonk.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By scrollF4
Trent, I wrapped KELLI GIRL all over with her...

Trent,
I wrapped KELLI GIRL all over with her WWII-esque scheme. Scott at AircraftWraps.com did a fine job back in 2015:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=132000

After 5.69 years...
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,848
Posted By scrollF4
....and Walt does a fantastic job, too.

....and Walt does a fantastic job, too.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,833
Posted By scrollF4
Don, My mechanic (Randy "Monk" Richmond at...

Don,
My mechanic (Randy "Monk" Richmond at Richmond Aircraft, 52F) built a flapper door that he attached to the baffle wall in front of KELLI GIRL's oil cooler. It's hinged across the bottom with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By scrollF4
Gary, Thanks. I posted my own reply and sent Don...

Gary,
Thanks. I posted my own reply and sent Don Jones an email: Hope they have a solution.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks, Rick, but with the brightness control set...

Thanks, Rick, but with the brightness control set to the manual dimmer, the Brightness Offset function isn't available. Am I missing something?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By scrollF4
Skyview HDX screens too bright

Folks,
Am I the only one that can't get the HDX screens dim down enough for night flight? I tried adjusting the menu values with the unit's light sensor...no luck. I then installed their external...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,652
Posted By scrollF4
Just as Kathy and the EarthX crew have a...

Just as Kathy and the EarthX crew have a well-deserved reputation for excellent service, they are probably taking a well-deserved breather for the holidays.

Edit: Oops, I didn't mean to pile on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,652
Posted By scrollF4
Mickey, That high charging amperage right after...

Mickey,
That high charging amperage right after engine start is NORMAL for EarthX LiFePO batteries. It recharges with a wide open spigot, then decreases to a normal sustaining amperage. No worries....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By scrollF4
A very nice lady, always friendly and helpful to...

A very nice lady, always friendly and helpful to the Averysí many customers. She is sorely missed. Kelli and I offer the Averys our prayers for comfort. Hang in there, Bob.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,505
Posted By scrollF4
Larry, I don't know if my Kitlog's engine and FWL...

Larry,
I don't know if my Kitlog's engine and FWL FWD sections count as "good", but give 'em a look. Hopefully they're helpful.

http://www.mykitlog.com/ScrollF4/

Note: I originally built KELLI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,361
Posted By scrollF4
I built KELLI GIRL with the Anti-Splat brace, and...

I built KELLI GIRL with the Anti-Splat brace, and have religiously kept weight off the nose strut during takeoffs and landings. Get the nose up ASAP on takeoff, hold that attitude, and let her fly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,652
Posted By scrollF4
You know, 4 years is a nice ripe old age for most...

You know, 4 years is a nice ripe old age for most any battery. Aside for the aforementioned temperature concerns, you might want to go ahead and call the EarthX folks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,652
Posted By scrollF4
Bob, Yes, it is entirely possible. Bernie, Did...

Bob,
Yes, it is entirely possible.

Bernie,
Did you get a short LED warning flash, 2 secs on/2 secs off? Per the EarthX manual, that light sequence means your battery was exposed to temperatures...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By scrollF4
Match the Alternator

Phil,
Hang on a second. For EarthX LiFePO batteries, you must select a battery that matches your alternator output. For example, for a 60 amp alternator, you must use the ETX680. If you have a 70...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Both

I have two 10Ē SkyView HDX EFIS with all the network adds (transponder, autopilot with both knob panels, ADSB in, dual ADHRS, etc) plus the Garmin GTN650xi. They talk to each other via a Dynon ARINC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By scrollF4
Do it!

Chris,
First, cheers to you for your service.

I'm in the "do it, and do it now" crowd. Life will slow you down of course, but having the project available is a wonderful distraction. I liked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,329
Posted By scrollF4
Infinity

Ditto for all the above. In addition, I went with Infinity because it is a nearly EXACT copy of the stick grip in the F-4 Phantom. After 2069 hours in the Double Ugly, the Infinity grip just helps...
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