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Forum: Florida (Central) 07-12-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,587
Posted By bgrandorff
Hangar

PM sent. Let me know if there is any interest.
Forum: Florida (South) 07-12-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,868
Posted By bgrandorff
Hijack away

Hey Todd, this didn't notify me of a response. But yea would love to chat.
I'm in Land O Lakes personally. Right now the plan is to press send on this order form just as soon as the house we just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,208
Posted By bgrandorff
Try calling them. I really would try everything....

Try calling them. I really would try everything. Worse case is they tell you no.
I've been on Paypal since 1996 and I've ran into all types of crazy things. Even though they are a massive company,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,208
Posted By bgrandorff
paypal

I purchased a paint system just this morning from the classifieds. I didn't even ask the seller, I just included 2.9% on top of the price, and chose it as a transaction.
I am 99.99% it's legit, he...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By bgrandorff
Your share isn't public just fyi.

Your share isn't public just fyi.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By bgrandorff
Slow Build Time - Which is quicker wings or fuselage?

With the quick build kits 7 months - 12 months out (just in talking with Vans on the phone), I'd like to use that wait time to work on a kit.

With that in mind, which tends to take longer, wings or...
Forum: Florida (South) 07-08-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,868
Posted By bgrandorff
Hola Javier, soy un Gringo, pero hablo espa?ol...

Hola Javier, soy un Gringo, pero hablo espa?ol tambien.
Where in Tampa are you ? I am strongly considering building an RV-10, and I have a friend from Colombia (who does NOT speak english! :) who...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,593
Posted By bgrandorff
Refrigerant?

Luiz, What Refrigerant does your system use?
Forum: Reviews 01-11-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By bgrandorff
Zulu

I had two pair of the 3gs (along with my airplane) get destroyed in a flood.
Asked if I could upgrade them to the new Zulu's, even with the damage. No problem at all.
Yep, they are awesome.
Forum: Reviews 01-11-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,354
Posted By bgrandorff
3G / External GPS

The 3G is nice for sure, but I wouldn't rely on the GPS too much (at least if you are using this for flying), as far as external vs. internal, depending on your plane. High wing is going to block the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,021
Posted By bgrandorff
Loss

I lost my wife of 25 years in April 2010, so I can say without reservation I know what you are going through. If it helps any, time will make a big big difference and help heal. When I talk about her...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,833
Posted By bgrandorff
Instructions...

This thing comes with instructions? ;-)
Actually not building mine yet, but about to purchase the
Empennage /Tailcone kit so I'm sure I'll get familiar with it soon enough.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,833
Posted By bgrandorff
Wheel Pants

I'm curious, maybe the answer is obvious, but do people tend to leave them off at first to get a feel for the plane at slower speeds, or it is just something thats a last to do on the list?
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-09-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,238
Posted By bgrandorff
Cedar Key

Cedar Key is a nice visit. It has a small historical museum. Quaint town. Worthwhile trip. It's Central, but West Coast.
One thing...if you do go, be careful where you park. THe paved parking area...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By bgrandorff
The radio shack kid in me ;-) How to get up to speed in electrical

Anyone recommend any good books or training on electrical systems? I want to be comfortable with bench testing electronics and installing.

I have been around electronics my whole life..computer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,606
Posted By bgrandorff
Fiber

If you look at the bottom left side, it appears that the fiber actually is off the surface of the skin, it appears you can see air underneath there. Looks like it might be good news?
Forum: GPS 12-01-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By bgrandorff
430W

I believe this was answered in another thread...but just in case.
If it will work for a 430 standard, I would like it.
If not, and anyone else is interested, maybe we can look into doing the same
for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,763
Posted By bgrandorff
Primary Flight Training in an Expirimental...LONG! ;-)

This morning Tim Bogenhagen from the EAA returned my call, reference primary flight training in an experimental.
For those of you who do not want to read all of this, the answer to our question is,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,894
Posted By bgrandorff
Build...

People have done comparisons. I compared to the nth degree... I still have spreadsheets that have items such as cost to build, fuel flow, and so on.
First and foremost though, you really need to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,763
Posted By bgrandorff
Primary Flight Training

I put a call into EAA just to see if we can get clarification. Should here back from them Monday.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,763
Posted By bgrandorff
Primary Flight Training

Hmm.. according to the gentleman at EAA who coordinates the Oshkosh events.. you can. I sat an evening course in Indianapolis a few weeks ago while attending the composite EAA course. He was both...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,763
Posted By bgrandorff
For hire..

I'm not so sure... if it is just to fly, then no. But there does seem to be provisions (http://www.eaa.org/news/2007/2007-11-01_exemption.asp) for flight training, and transitional training.
I know...
Forum: Safety 11-29-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,781
Posted By bgrandorff
Lol..

Yes... sorry folks my above post should have really been about driving...
That truly was my point, so I can see how it was taken out of context...
As a pilot, I truly appreciate the safety and how we...
Forum: GPS 11-29-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By bgrandorff
Ahh...

Okay, I see it now.. thanks for the above link. So it does have an external unit it talks to. So it really isn't a portable then from what they say. That changes it I suppose.

Interesting is that it...
Forum: GPS 11-28-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By bgrandorff
Interesting advertising...

Interesting that they advertise using it for an approach, which is "legal" in this case because of the safety pilot I believe? But wouldn't be legal at all by itself...


"Update - well after...
Forum: Safety 11-28-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,781
Posted By bgrandorff
Why such a focus on safety in aviation?

Actually the title should read..why is there such a focus on safety in aviation as opposed to transportation. I've seriously pondered this? I would LOVE it if drivers were forced to have a biannual...
Forum: GPS 11-28-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By bgrandorff
Price

Yea, I noticed that one too (I see your correction).
Difficult to tell if the other will be more or less. They are two different hardware platforms... At 4499 MSRP though that wouldn't be to bad....
Forum: GPS 11-28-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By bgrandorff
AV8OR 3D

Just curious if anyone is considering the AV80R 3D (https://www.bendixking.com/AV8OR3D/AV8ORVISION3D/default.html)? Synthetic vision on a portable is pretty nice. I don't see MSRP yet, to see how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By bgrandorff
Goals

My top one is to circle the globe... it will be about 10 years from now...but very high on my list.

After that it would be to fly floats up on Alaska. I've flown as a passenger on floats in Alaska,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,794
Posted By bgrandorff
Prices

I can't imagine that any company is seriously considering it right now.
Several GA aircraft companies are offering incentives for purchases currently.
With the flood of recent used kits and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,763
Posted By bgrandorff
496 / 696

I don't see the 496 being obsolete at all?
I know everyone is excited about the 696, but I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about. Very expensive, and seems bulky to me. It just seems more...
Forum: GPS 11-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,035
Posted By bgrandorff
Up for debate ;-)

Certainly as you mention.. it is "debatable".
I was actually just thinking yesterday about my 496 and how much reliance i put on it., running off a cigarette lighter. I was thinking it because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,572
Posted By bgrandorff
Avionics, engine, etc.

If you are willing to by used, then you can take advantage of this...or watch for projects that are parting out. I have seen panels with 60K worth of new avionics going for 50% of today's retail. I...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-27-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By bgrandorff
RV

I am not an RV'er so to speak. I was planning on building an RV-10, but I recently came across a Lancair ES project that was to good of a deal to pass up.
But, I will be building it at PIE, around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,777
Posted By bgrandorff
That's "old" info...

They changed the whole program for this...
Call the EAA for additional details. You CAN provide primary flight instruction even to a zero time student now...

At least...this was according to the EAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,015
Posted By bgrandorff
Engine...

Ford owns Mazda now is that correct? If so, then I assume it is (see my last post)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,015
Posted By bgrandorff
It's an RV6

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/nnumsql.asp?NNumbertxt=6TR

The key things I noticed right away...
It did not have a professional paint job, which most Pipers would.
The tail number was very...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-25-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By bgrandorff
PIE Hangar Space for Project

I am in the final stages of purchasing a hangar in PIE. If anyone is interested in building in the space, let me know. Because I will have a project in progress, I don't believe there would be room...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,347
Posted By bgrandorff
GNS 430 vs 530

AFAIK the only difference is the size of the screen.
I have both a 530 and 430 in a kit I recently purchased, and because I
also am getting an Avidyne MFD, I will likely be going dual 430s, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,919
Posted By bgrandorff
Pre Heat

Not sure how remote your hangar is.. is it possible there is any wireless access points there, possibly in the FBO?
If so, it would open the opportunity of being controlled by IP.
Even if the FBO is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By bgrandorff
Pictures

I am going down to PIE Wed. to look at a hangar to buy. If the gentleman is there again I will get pics. If not, and I end up buying the hangar...I am sure I will have plenty of future chances.

I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,572
Posted By bgrandorff
Advice...if it helps...

About 7 (2001) years ago a building I owned caught fire. The insurance company fought the claim (we eventually won) even though there was no cause to do so. One month later (February) it was hit by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By bgrandorff
Forklift for Airplane Lift...nifty idea...

I was out as KPIE a few days ago looking at hangars, and met up with a gentleman who had fashioned a pretty cool lift for his second plane.
Basically he took an electric forklift, and made a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,876
Posted By bgrandorff
Estimator

You might want to do a separate area for EFIS and GPS then add accordingly.
These costs can vary wildly. A dual avidyne PFD and MFD runs about 100K
believe it or not ... single pfd and mfd might be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,347
Posted By bgrandorff
Link

It looks like they allow you to link to another web site, for example.
So folks will save their pictures to a site such as flicker, then copy the "url"
from that and put it here...

I'm a computer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,347
Posted By bgrandorff
Dane's Plane

Well let's see some pictures then ;-) please?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By bgrandorff
Interesting article by GAMI

http://www.gami.com/articles/bttfpart1.php

Probably better categorized as a never ending debate ;-)
Interesting info...
but it is vendor related
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,559
Posted By bgrandorff
Outcome

I cannot see the outcome...but I can reduce my risk.

Part of the excitement for some builders may be getting the latest and greatest at a fraction... but I would take a stab that most of the folks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,559
Posted By bgrandorff
Niche...

I tend to agree... less competition and so on will likely help them.

The only exception I would think would be companies who are very new to the market. The Dynon's and BMAs on the smaller size of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,559
Posted By bgrandorff
Wow...

Lol... okay so I guess I really started a fire here.

If we all think realistically that all these vendors will weather the storm, then so be it. Invest the 10, 20, or 50K plus in your avionics...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,559
Posted By bgrandorff
Which Glass Vendors most likely to survive?

Hope this isn't to much of a downer ;-)

Just curious if anyone is considering the company's ability to survive in their decision on their glass...and what that would mean to their panel decision. We...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,703
Posted By bgrandorff
Panel

Very nice...

So the AFS EFISs are in essence completely self contained units then?

Im' curious what you have fore redundancy in regards to backup batteries, and electrical systems?

I've seen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,700
Posted By bgrandorff
Larry, Even as a real pilot you won't be landing...

Larry,
Even as a real pilot you won't be landing in blind fog... or at least if you do...you won't be a real pilot for long. With the exception of some of the commercial airliners, you generally...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-19-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By bgrandorff
Hangar

I have a hangar sitting empty until the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Hidden Lake Airport. Let me know if you are still in need (looks like maybe not?)
Only requirement is that you take me up for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,700
Posted By bgrandorff
HITS

So I am really just now getting up to speed on all the glass and sv out on the market. DIdn't realize it but other vendors like chelton's system do use HITS for their approaches.

Nice...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,700
Posted By bgrandorff
HITS and SV

[Okay..editing my post as I see right when I published this Paul was replying so some of it answered already...but still would like to hear more.. does anyone know if HITS will be
combined with GPS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,678
Posted By bgrandorff
Dynon Autopilot

Can you share with us a little more about your autopilot and recent software release? Mainly on the technical side.
I have been in the computer hardware and software business for quite some time,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,113
Posted By bgrandorff
??

Hmm...
Well considering this is the glass cockpit forum...and the concern was around glass, not steam...I don't think I forgot to ask. Using that logic, I might have asked how many engine failures...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,113
Posted By bgrandorff
My (Dynon, Chelton, Garmin, xxx...) fails Survey

There is a thread on the glass cockpit right now that seems to have some statements such as ...My xxxxx EFIS fails more so then they should.

I'm curious though...is this just one persons viewpoint,...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,886
Posted By bgrandorff
BRS (Chute) in RV-10 (Please no religous debate)

Okay, this is NOT intended as a religious debate, whether you agree a plane should have a BRS or not ;-) Let's leave that for other threads...

I'm curious if anyone has successfully installed a BRS...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,603
Posted By bgrandorff
Cracking

I just looked at an RV-10 for sale with 50 hours on it and only a few years old. It had significant cracking around the windows on the doors.
It really drew my attention away from the rest of the...
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