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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By donaziza
I bought my 8 already built. I don't know squat...

I bought my 8 already built. I don't know squat about maintaining it, so I use a mechanic for virtually everything. He's got his own RV, and works on a lot of other RV's, so he knows his...
Forum: GPS 06-08-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By donaziza
Gary, how wide is your tablet? Obviously 8"...

Gary, how wide is your tablet? Obviously 8" tall. I'm presently using a Nexus 9, ie 9" tall, 6" wide. But it may not last too much longer. ( I googled it, but I'm not finding the width)
Forum: Safety 06-05-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,105
Posted By donaziza
Shoot---I don't think I want to fly with...

Shoot---I don't think I want to fly with you:D:D:D
Seriously, what kinds of airplanes were your 2 engine failures in? RV's?
Forum: Safety 06-04-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,105
Posted By donaziza
Really interesting. Here's my results---and I'm...

Really interesting. Here's my results---and I'm respectfully not pushing this on anybody, this is just me.
I regularly practice this about every 6 months. (Had originally done this at altitude of...
Forum: California 06-03-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By donaziza
Hey Bryan, Also, per posts 7, 8 &9, about...

Hey Bryan, Also, per posts 7, 8 &9, about renting a car---I'm seeing on the news (many times now) that renting a car is ridiculously expensive now, IF you can even get one. Reason---because of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,419
Posted By donaziza
2 guys above suggested adding 2 turns, another...

2 guys above suggested adding 2 turns, another one said 4 turns. Obviously a rotating knob mixture control. What's the prevailing wisdom, where you've got a throttle quadrant, and the mixture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By donaziza
Guy lives in Hawaii. Maybe he could get the...

Guy lives in Hawaii. Maybe he could get the navy to put it on an aircraft carrier:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,699
Posted By donaziza
Or somebody stole his fuel?? Norman, was it...

Or somebody stole his fuel?? Norman, was it parked outside??
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By donaziza
I badly wanted to get one. But here's what I...

I badly wanted to get one. But here's what I discovered. Even with the backrest cushion out, my knees still tended to be under the bottom of the instrument panel. And then, I've also got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 76,176
Posted By donaziza
From experience (!000+ hours in my 8), best take...

From experience (!000+ hours in my 8), best take away here is to look at the end of the runway just before you touchdown, not right in front of you. You look at the cement in front of you, you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,499
Posted By donaziza
GEEZ, That is one adorable puppy.:)

GEEZ, That is one adorable puppy.:)
Forum: International 04-12-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,604
Posted By donaziza
Ouch, ouch, and OUCH.

Ouch, ouch, and OUCH.
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,604
Posted By donaziza
Ok, you've teased us----now you gotta make a...

Ok, you've teased us----now you gotta make a video of either lowering the plane outside the hangar, or raising it up.:D (pushing $10 a gallon for gas?? OUCH:eek:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By donaziza
Yeah Vlad,---I was wondering about your move...

Yeah Vlad,---I was wondering about your move also. But I thought you were in Wyoming. What made you leave New York?? Did you retire??:):)
Forum: The RV Grin 03-27-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By donaziza
Rob, What is that Doofinkee on the side of your...

Rob, What is that Doofinkee on the side of your fuselage, just above the blue stripe, just outboard of your buddy's left hand??? :confused::confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By donaziza
OK----Sounds good. But how are you actually...

OK----Sounds good. But how are you actually testing them? Just pushing on your pedals?? To see if it goes down??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,909
Posted By donaziza
Now that's FUNNY.:D:D:D Navy, or...

Now that's FUNNY.:D:D:D Navy, or Marine??

Ah-h-h, I just noticed you're in Canada. So I guess not US Navy, or Marine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By donaziza
I was once a passenger in an Eastern Airlines...

I was once a passenger in an Eastern Airlines A-300 Airbus. This plane was about the same size as a B-767. We were landing in Atlanta. I was pretty much in the back of the plane, when suddenly, I...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,206
Posted By donaziza
They sell your data (who, what, where you...

They sell your data (who, what, where you are).

Who would buy it??? Who cares???
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,206
Posted By donaziza
OK, I gotta ask---How does FlightAware make its...

OK, I gotta ask---How does FlightAware make its money?:confused: Why are they even there??:confused::confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By donaziza
I slip my 8 all the time with full flaps. ...

I slip my 8 all the time with full flaps. BUT--at least on "my" plane, it starts shuttering at 71 KIAS. (About 81.6 if you're in MPH) So I don't get slower than the 71 Kts obviously.
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,206
Posted By donaziza
I've got a uAvionix 978 UAT, and a Garmin 327...

I've got a uAvionix 978 UAT, and a Garmin 327 transponder. Two weeks ago, my local tower "was" reporting that all they could see on their radar, (for me), "was ping". Couldn't figure out what was...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,206
Posted By donaziza
Flight Aware--Good/Bad

Got a question for you guys about FlightAware. Now don't everyone jump on me, I'm just politely asking. Seems like a great big invasion of privacy of a private VFR operator to me. If you read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,287
Posted By donaziza
Hey Paul, Thanx for the info on this. Been...

Hey Paul, Thanx for the info on this. Been wanting to go there for about a year now, but figured the restaurants would all be closed due to covid. (Bit of a trek from Atlanta) Now I'm gonna go ...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,586
Posted By donaziza
Anybody got a picture of what it looks like in...

Anybody got a picture of what it looks like in summer?? Sure looks pretty there.
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By donaziza
Gil, PM sent

Gil, PM sent
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-23-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,516
Posted By donaziza
Question Kitty in pilot's garb

Hey David, How'd you do the pic of your kitty in the pilots outfit?? Like to do that with my kitty.:rolleyes: Or is it a trick picture??
Forum: Tools 01-20-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,420
Posted By donaziza
I bought mine at W--mart. Its awful.

I bought mine at W--mart. Its awful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,975
Posted By donaziza
When people see my 8, they ask, "did you build...

When people see my 8, they ask, "did you build it"? I always answer " No, if I built it, you wouldn't wanna fly in it, and neither would I":D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,289
Posted By donaziza
Oil too cold--can't install oil cooler shutter

Hi guys, I'm a non builder. My 8 has an ECI IO 360. Three days ago, I was up at altitude, and my oil temp was only 137*. (OAT was 34*F) A number of years back, I had one of those oil cooler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 24,539
Posted By donaziza
Age??

Might wanna consider one's age also. I was going to outfit my 8 IFR. But at the time, I was maybe 73--74. It was going to cost me some 22 to $23000 bux--I wanted a lot of redundancy if anything...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By donaziza
Love listening to the Italian from the girl in...

Love listening to the Italian from the girl in the tower. Very sexy:rolleyes::rolleyes: And yeah, The background there is really pretty. Would love to visit sometime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,962
Posted By donaziza
Sure---If you wanna text me, my cell is 404 550...

Sure---If you wanna text me, my cell is 404 550 2163
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,962
Posted By donaziza
Pictures

Hi David, Could you maybe post some pictures?? Or if you're picture challenged, as me, just send some to my email. (I've got the same problem on my 8. Tried the shutter trick. Wouldn't fit. ...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By donaziza
Hi Sid, Is that the $159 model you have??

Hi Sid, Is that the $159 model you have??
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By donaziza
I've got both a Dynon 180, and a Garmin 496. ...

I've got both a Dynon 180, and a Garmin 496. When I first got the airplane back in 2013, I had it on a on the ground compass rose---twice. After that, I just gave up.:rolleyes::rolleyes: Usually...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,639
Posted By donaziza
If you fly at night, please have a back up...

If you fly at night, please have a back up artificial horizon, airspeed, and altimeter---just in case.:eek::eek:
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,946
Posted By donaziza
I think I understand. Mine is Garmin pilot on a...

I think I understand. Mine is Garmin pilot on a tablet, not a 660. But my target trend lines don't reach like on yours from 6 miles away to just behind your plane. I "think" there's some sort of...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,946
Posted By donaziza
For RV8JD Post 9

"""And BTW, I love Garmin's Target Trend vectors. They are extremely helpful in showing the relative track of traffic in relation to your airplane."""

Hi Carl. Look at your own "Target Trend...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,094
Posted By donaziza
Ah-h, I think I see what you mean. I'll check...

Ah-h, I think I see what you mean. I'll check mine tomorrow. Thanx
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,094
Posted By donaziza
Yes sir--pictures as soon as you can sir. Mine...

Yes sir--pictures as soon as you can sir. Mine is a 2008 RV 8, and I didn't build it. Pictures worth a thousand words.
Forum: Safety 10-12-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By donaziza
Neat, Thanx Carl. I plugged this in to my...

Neat, Thanx Carl. I plugged this in to my smaller tablet that I carry along for NOAA weather, flight service, vans air force ADDS Wx, Flight service, ETC. etc. when going cross country. Have a...
Forum: Photography 10-06-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,295
Posted By donaziza
Hi Geoff, I "think" I followed your...

Hi Geoff, I "think" I followed your instructions to the letter. But I didn't get my photo in my preview. So I just decided to click submit new thread . Its a new thread that says "test photo,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,524
Posted By donaziza
test photo (I don't think this is gonna work)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aBC-KoLs72rYKUT45L81YXl-G43dRy50t9tyuDPYdq8YFKki47wKkH8TUX2PUxysDUaR9ETcnRTbpkY2cVPviThAd4fZLzEnmTCDsvDDwyg7YeoJgEGYNGHNz81FFKpqhbdOPMJIsg=w800
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,332
Posted By donaziza
No disrespect guys, but no one is really...

No disrespect guys, but no one is really answering the question the way I asked it. Does one do all 4 steps simultaneously--all 4 steps at the same exact instant?
Or does one do them one at a time,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,332
Posted By donaziza
Spinning one's RV 8

Got a question for you guys smarter than me if I may. I've never intentionally spun my 8. But I do know the PARE procedure--just in case--like maybe coming out of a loop or a barrel roll etc.

My...
Forum: Photography 10-05-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,295
Posted By donaziza
Hi Geoff, I'm reading this with great interest...

Hi Geoff, I'm reading this with great interest as I've always been picture challenged here on VAF. And I am therefore, as you've probably surmised, a computer idiot. Could you please help me with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-30-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,849
Posted By donaziza
I'm looking at that "bent wing" on the picture...

I'm looking at that "bent wing" on the picture that Doug put on the front page, and I'm thinking, "that can't possibly be an RV Corsair":D
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,565
Posted By donaziza
To posters 13 and 21. I'm at zero flaps on the...

To posters 13 and 21. I'm at zero flaps on the takeoff. As I'm bending the airplane around in that 270* turn, to get back to the airport, I'm running out my flaps to lower my stall speed, so I...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,565
Posted By donaziza
Question The Impossible 180* turn after eng failure.

I've gone out and taught myself these. Why?? Because at the end of my runway is nothing but buildings, ie certain death. (Death is guaranteed to ruin your whole day) (And the winds are "always"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By donaziza
I dunno----I didn't design it. Other than my...

I dunno----I didn't design it. Other than my split S experience, I guess if one is within 45* of bank, and 30* of pitch, and you get in the soup, and panic, hitting this button will automatically...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By donaziza
Emergency Level on a Tru Trak gemini auto pilot

Hi everyone. I've got a Tru Trak Gemini autopilot installed. Its got one of those "Emergency Level" buttons for guys who accidentally get in the soup, and don't know how to fly instruments. So I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,409
Posted By donaziza
"Tall" grass strip

I've landed on grass strips with my 8 a number of times. But one time, the grass was so #%^& tall, I took my wheel pants off before leaving.
Forum: Autopilots 09-03-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,438
Posted By donaziza
Hi Tru Trak Andrew, I've got a question for...

Hi Tru Trak Andrew, I've got a question for you. I've got a Tru Trak Gemini. Its hooked up to a Garmin 496. If I put in point A to point B, it tracks fine when GPS Nav is selected. But you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,754
Posted By donaziza
That's neat Vlad, where did you get it?

That's neat Vlad, where did you get it?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,111
Posted By donaziza
Talking Not exactly the same-----But-----

Not exactly the same, but good for a laugh. Took off out of Atlanta in an RV 727 (See--its RV related) Flight attendants came running up saying there was this god awful sound coming from a rear...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-20-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,926
Posted By donaziza
GEEZ Scott----I'm sure glad you've got Sammy. ...

GEEZ Scott----I'm sure glad you've got Sammy. Big dog is the best defense you can have against critters in the forest. Glad to hear the bear spooked. The snake---that would have been too close for...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,926
Posted By donaziza
Scott, If you would please, tell us a bit about...

Scott, If you would please, tell us a bit about potty training with Sammy before you took her flying.

(Beautiful country by the way)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,895
Posted By donaziza
I had the same problem. I got told to open the...

I had the same problem. I got told to open the throttle full, mixture closed, and then start to feed in the mixture til it fires, AND pull the throttle back very quickly. I didn't like the throttle...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,783
Posted By donaziza
I especially like the tree with its roots...

I especially like the tree with its roots reaching over to the mainland. That is one smart tree.:D
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-05-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,955
Posted By donaziza
Dan, check your PM's

Dan, check your PM's
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,239
Posted By donaziza
Is it cold there? I see Scott is wearing a...

Is it cold there? I see Scott is wearing a jacket in the motorboat.
Forum: Southeast 07-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By donaziza
Oh--And here's one more I hadn't thought of. ...

Oh--And here's one more I hadn't thought of. Been meaning to do this myself for about a year now::rolleyes:

Carolinas Aviation Museum at CLT, (Charlotte, NC) Capt Sully's A 320 is there.
phone is...
Forum: Southeast 07-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By donaziza
It would be a long walk. You just call them, (or...

It would be a long walk. You just call them, (or the FBO will do it). They come pick you up in say---10 minutes. Bring you back too.
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