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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By Lemos
I think Iíve heard all that I needed to. I need a...

I think Iíve heard all that I needed to. I need a bike again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By Lemos
Can RV flying replace motorcycle riding?

I sold my Honda Gold Wing when I got serious about buying an airplane. My family was very concerned about the safety of motorcycles, and I thought that flying an RV would replace motorcycle riding...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,545
Posted By Lemos
Our planes have a four month oil change...

Our planes have a four month oil change recommendation, but Iíve never seen a time period put on vehicles. Why? Can the time recommendation safely be disregarded?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Lemos
Thanks for the great replies. I am glad to hear...

Thanks for the great replies. I am glad to hear that Iím not alone.

I was contacted a local CFI and VAF member who spoke to me on the phone and has calmed my fears. Just talking to someone and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,076
Posted By Lemos
The AOPA RV-10 never flies

In the nearly three months since AOPA handed over the keys to the RV-10 to the winner, the airplane has flown exactly zero times. Itís terribly sad. I am guessing whoever won it doesnít really want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Lemos
Getting nervous before a flight

I love my RV, but before I make a big flight, I always feel a little but nervous. Tomorrow, I am supposed to fly from Borrego Springs to Reno, NV to spend the night. After the night there, I fly to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By Lemos
I took a lady friend to Chico California to pick...

I took a lady friend to Chico California to pick up a sewing machine that she bought on eBay. It was pretty funny, I offered to take her ďin my RVĒ on Thursday, and she promptly accepted. So she...
Forum: COMM 02-27-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Lemos
Getting SiriusXM in my airplane

Whatís the easiest way to get SiriusXM music in my airplane? Is it possible to receive it via Bluetooth to my headset, or should it go through the audio panel, or how?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,370
Posted By Lemos
I flew from base down to the pilot store at...

I flew from base down to the pilot store at Montgomery field in San Diego. I picked up a new Bose headset then attempted to fly to Santa Barbara. Learned at Montgomery that I donít know how to hot...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-17-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Lemos
I am not the builder but I will check the heating...

I am not the builder but I will check the heating muffs.

I think my problem is the doors. It was about -20 At cruise altitude and my doors are definitely letting in outside air at a few of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By Lemos
Can I add a fuel tank to my airplane

I was debating adding a 10-15 gallon fuel tank to my plane. However, I am not sure I can. Yes my airplane is experimental but it has an airworthiness certificate. My limits say that a minor change...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-17-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Lemos
[QUOTE=SR2500;1494811]Please give us an update on...

[QUOTE=SR2500;1494811]Please give us an update on your trip. Winds were significant and still are.
Jerry[/


Good trip. A little bumpy but quite acceptable. My takeaway is that Rockies and Mountain...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-13-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Lemos
Thanks for the fantastic input. Iím leaving...

Thanks for the fantastic input. Iím leaving tomorrow. Going to try to go non stop at 17500 to stay on top of the turbulence and clouds. If that fails I will make a stop in Las Vegas and pickup some...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-11-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Lemos
Borrego Valley to Akron Colorado

Army buddy passed away and his memorial is on Friday. I want to take my RV to Akron Colorado for the memorial.

This time of the year can you even go vfr on this route or is that unrealistic?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By Lemos
Thanks. Iím trying not to buy a tug because I...

Thanks. Iím trying not to buy a tug because I spent so much money on this airplane that my account is pretty low. Should improve here in a few months. I find it easier to pull than push. Another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By Lemos
Putting the RV10 in the parking spot

I’m finding the RV10 to be a real <deleted>/pig to move around. It’s so heavy! Any tips or tricks to get this <deleted> in her parking spot without running her into anything? Do guys use a electric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Lemos
Lemos buys an RV-10

I bought myself an RV-10 today. The search was long and at times stressful, but the end result is phenomenal.

Thank you everyone for the advice and encouragement as I worked through finding the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lemos
Thanks! In conversations about a few airplanes....

Thanks!

In conversations about a few airplanes.

Willing to pay up to $220,000 for a RV10, $150,000-$170,000 for a RV14 or 14A, or $120,000 for a RV7 or 7A.

Cash buyer who WILL buy something by...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,187
Posted By Lemos
It sounds like a 14 is probably overpriced due to...

It sounds like a 14 is probably overpriced due to short supply. The 10, I can see spending a fair amount of money on.

Iím in talks for a 10. If that doesnít work and Iíll probably just wait for a...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,187
Posted By Lemos
If anyone truly wants to sell their RV-14A, or 14...

If anyone truly wants to sell their RV-14A, or 14 for $200k or under let me know. Iím withdrawing the money from investments today and will be ready to purchase immediately. No pre-buy, just a quick...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,187
Posted By Lemos
Do the kits not come with brakes and wheels!?

Do the kits not come with brakes and wheels!?
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,187
Posted By Lemos
Why are RV-14ís $230k when a 7 or 9 is $100k

I have looked at 7, 9, 10, and 14 RVs. It seems a great 7 or 9 is $100,000. A great low total time, low engine time, great panel equipped 10 is $250,000 and a great 14 is $200,000. Iíd like a 10 or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,895
Posted By Lemos
Flying the RV in the rain and clouds

I spoke to a gent last night who is considering selling his RV9A. As we spoke about my plans he casually mentioned that Iíd be crazy to fly my RV in the clouds or rain. I asked him to expand on that...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-19-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 951
Posted By Lemos
Lake Havasu for New Years Day

I understand that one of the EAA chapters puts together a yearly lunch for RV owners in Lake Havasu. Would one of the SoCal RV pilots be willing to take me out there with them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lemos
Anyone know of a GREAT 9A, 10, or 14A for sale?...

Anyone know of a GREAT 9A, 10, or 14A for sale? Still looking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lemos
Lee, Iím not sure what happened on BT. I canít...

Lee, Iím not sure what happened on BT. I canít login anymore. The Twin needed $10,000 of gear work, which the seller was unwilling to complete.

Iíve owned Bonanzas in my past. Great airplanes but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lemos
One had been heavily modified from the kit...

One had been heavily modified from the kit instructions and plans to the point that structural integrity was compromised potentially . Another had an engine that was rusty in the cylinders and on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lemos
Disgruntled wanna be RV owner

Iíve sent two airplanes to pre buy and have rejected them both.
Iím considering an RV14 or an RV10 now but it just isnít working out. There arenít enough on the market, and those that are I guess...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-01-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Lemos
Pre buy shop in the SF Bay

Requesting suggestions on a pre buy shop in the SF Bay Area for an RV9A.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,778
Posted By Lemos
I look at a more reasonably priced RV-9A...

I look at a more reasonably priced RV-9A yesterday in the San Francisco area. We were able to take it for a flight, and I found that it didn't meet the Van's performance numbers from their website....
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,778
Posted By Lemos
What is this RV-9A worth?

I am trying to buy an RV-14A but the one that I am looking at has some issues, which I am not sure we will be able to get past.

So in the meantime I looked at an RV-9A yesterday. Based in Nevada,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By Lemos
Advanced Flight Systems panel in Southern California

Does anyone have an Advanced Flight Systems panel that I can see somewhere in Southern California?

I am looking at an airplane with that panel and I would like to see it in person before traveling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,842
Posted By Lemos
Thank you. I have been exchanging communication...

Thank you. I have been exchanging communication with Savvy and their advice is demand an overhaul or walk away from the transaction.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,842
Posted By Lemos
I received a quote of $5,500 to remove and...

I received a quote of $5,500 to remove and reinstall the motor. The cylinders are estimated to be $4,700, and I am told to expect around $6000 for the camshaft and other parts. But the shop did say...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,842
Posted By Lemos
Me to! Thanks for the message lr172. Is $30,000...

Me to! Thanks for the message lr172.
Is $30,000 about right to budget for an IO-360 overhaul?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,842
Posted By Lemos
Field overhaul cost of an IO-360

Hello,

Iím negotiating on a RV-14A and the airplane needs an overhaul. The cylinders are the cam are rusty.

As I work to formulate a revised offer to the seller, can I please get a rough idea on,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Lemos
A cylinder was removed today, and the cam has...

A cylinder was removed today, and the cam has corrosion. Really sad to see in a motor with 200 hours on it, but I guess thatís what to little use does.

I have ordered plans from Vans and as soon as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Lemos
Thanks all. I spoke to the A&P this morning....

Thanks all.

I spoke to the A&P this morning. Boroscope has revealed corrosion in the cylinders. Next he is going to pull off a cylinder and see what the camshaft looks like.

An option I am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Lemos
Engine oil analysis help

I have a beautiful RV14A in pre buy right now (3rd time!! First two aircraft had too many problems). From a build standpoint the airplane sailed through the inspection. But we have a bit of a problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Lemos
RV-7/9 Compared to RV-10/14 cockpit

Does anyone know the width difference between the RV7/9 and the RV-10/14? For those that have had the pleasure of both, is it a really big difference comparing the two?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,892
Posted By Lemos
Being a newcomer to experimental, can you tell me...

Being a newcomer to experimental, can you tell me why one would choose Plane Power over an auto alternator? Is there a reliability difference?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lemos
Correct, reading off of an EFIS. The pictures...

Correct, reading off of an EFIS. The pictures show 118 knots indicated, and 148 knots true airspeed. I have very mixed responses, some saying that's normal, and some saying it's 10+ knots slow. Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lemos
As I dig a bit deeper into the pitfalls of an RV...

As I dig a bit deeper into the pitfalls of an RV purchase, I find after reading your message that I need a little help. You say that the engine may not be running well. How can I, as a pilot and...
Forum: California 09-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By Lemos
Where to fly in Southern California

I am likely to be an RV owner within the next month or two. I will likely base my aircraft in Ramona or Borrego Springs (Ramona, if I can get a hangar). Where are fun places to fly in Southern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lemos
#1: 150 knots true airspeed. The aircraft is...

#1: 150 knots true airspeed. The aircraft is maintained for IFR, so I'd say yes the static system was calibrated.

#2: Engine is an 0-320. Not sure what prop but it is fixed pitch. Power is 2650...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lemos
Thank you both for the replies. Very...

Thank you both for the replies.

Very interesting that an "in" rig airplane goes 150 knots as well. I am having a hard time figuring out just how fast the RV's go. It seems the Vans website says one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lemos
What does an "out of rig" airplane mean?

I am still very actively shopping for an RV. I was talking to a builder today who was saying that his RV-9 goes 150 knots at altitude "because it's probably out of rig." I accepted this statement,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,153
Posted By Lemos
Landing an A model RV

In preparation to buy an RV, I have done a few demo flights. One today was in an RV-9A. Beautiful aircraft. One noticeable difference relating to the flying characteristics that I noticed with an RV...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-16-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,161
Posted By Lemos
When you say easily resolved, I assume that you...

When you say easily resolved, I assume that you mean by properly leaning?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,161
Posted By Lemos
The pilot just pulled back the mixture until the...

The pilot just pulled back the mixture until the engine ran rough, and then pushed it back in again. It has a Dynon instrumentation system, so I thought that you could lean with EGT. I am barely...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,161
Posted By Lemos
Debating an RV-9 purchase

I am debating the purchase of an RV-9. I really want to build, but I am just not sure yet that I have the capability or tenacity. I am thinking about buying a pre-built airplane and getting the hang...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,684
Posted By Lemos
Privately and here in this topic I have received...

Privately and here in this topic I have received a lot of input. I need to sit down and process this all and do a bit of searching within to see what my aspirations are, and what is realistic.

For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,684
Posted By Lemos
And how does one know? As it stands today, buying...

And how does one know? As it stands today, buying all the kits plus a new IO-390, plus a new prop, $40,000 in avionics, and $20,000 in paint, I have $20,000 to play with in my budget. I?ll add $3000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,684
Posted By Lemos
I know that it is sometimes said that ?anybody? can build an RV, but really .. can I?

Hi all. First time poster, long time reader. Finally mustered up the courage to register and post.

So I have had a dream of building an airplane for a long time. 20+ years. But I must admit, I have...
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