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Forum: Propellers 07-05-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,360
Posted By L'Avion
Prince Props

Take a look at: http://princeaircraft.com/

When I rebuilt my RV-3, I sent the worst looking old wooden prop in the world to Lonnie to refinish & balance. He did such a great job that most people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,836
Posted By L'Avion
Mentioned Retractable Gear RV-4 - will be for sale, soon.

I have no info, seller will post in for sale.http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/claudebarnhart/nov_zpsijlqmgcp.jpg?1498164421688&1498164422290

For info on retractable gear, RV-4, contact: Steve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,836
Posted By L'Avion
http://www.delcoremy.com/Product/Details/14118 ...

http://www.delcoremy.com/Product/Details/14118 shows as 60amp.

Will post picture the next time the lower cowling is off; forgot to mention that this arrangement bit a small hole thru the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,836
Posted By L'Avion
Workalble Alternator/Regulator Combo O-360's

I installed the Transpo regulator & the AutoZone alternator on my RV-4; had to fabricate an alternator bracket. Bracket: used 1' x 1 1/4" x1/4" flat stock steel; cut off two pieces 1 1/4" x 1 1/4";...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,836
Posted By L'Avion
Autozone 14118

To each his own - have seen Autozone alternator P/N 14118 running on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,803
Posted By L'Avion
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings

"And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings" N234FT
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,440
Posted By L'Avion
As to ethanol:

http://aerobaticteams.net/vanguard-squadron.html

[The team has over 3,000 flight hours using 100% ethanol. The Vanguards are available for fly-bys for events such as parades and ground breaking...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,449
Posted By L'Avion
New fuel tanks with fiberglass innards

Don't know if this would work in an RV-14, but it's been good for 6 years in my -3.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=25556
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,607
Posted By L'Avion
Find ethanol free mogas - link

http://pure-gas.org/
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By L'Avion
Looking for the "right" Mr. Contactor(s)

Condtion inspection time: Have experienced the click--click--grunt--whir & start as others have, am suspecting worn contactor(s), and will pre-emptively replace both master & starter contactor....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,079
Posted By L'Avion
"maximum cruising speeed"

As to the "maximum cruising speed" in question:

It appears that Vno is a speed governed by FAA PArt 23.1 that does not include "experiemental:"

Title 14: Aeronautics and Space
PART 23—AIRWORTHINESS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,079
Posted By L'Avion
"small" N numbers at SnF

At least one Rocket violated (written ticket) for small N numbers on a Rocket (confirmed), several others reported violated, mostly Rockets.

A controversy renewed!

Sgt. Joe Friday would be looking...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,284
Posted By L'Avion
Replaced Split Master Switch

01/26/15: first day that it's been warm enough to go to my hangar; replaced Cessna split master switch with new one from Spruce; ops normal, alt charging normally.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,284
Posted By L'Avion
Alt switch problem?

Last Saturday, cranked up, alt charging normally after engine start; got to end of rw, final instrument check before t/o, alt not charging; alt & batt switches on/off several times, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,917
Posted By L'Avion
Positive comments

The guys on oathkeepers.net/forums were all positive:

Subject: FORTY-NINE PLANE FORMATION
At Arrowhead Stadium Sunday...
As you may know, budget cuts have eliminated any Military flyovers at large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By L'Avion
G effects on DDD

Anyone have any comments/info/links to G effects on degenerative disk disease?
Forum: Safety 04-30-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,769
Posted By L'Avion
Slip to upset?

Consider left turn to final; hard right rudder, hard left stick, nose up - what could happen?

On a swept wing aircraft the right wing will be blanked out by the fuselage, and with the greater wind...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 22,994
Posted By L'Avion
"Inviting the Undertaker"

"Inviting the Undertaker" was an automobile safety cartoon series that ran in the New York Daily News until 1969, penned by one, Clarence D. Bachelor, gaudily depicting driving practices that would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,247
Posted By L'Avion
Nexus 7 Plus

The Nexus 7 (8GB) came yesterday, and without consulting any directions, I got the thing upgraded (system), got the bluetooth for the gps going, and got subscribed to the Naviator maps, put in a...
Forum: RV-4 09-11-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,894
Posted By L'Avion
Partnership..?????

Partnership..?????
Forum: RV-3 08-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,170
Posted By L'Avion
Have both, love both (3&4)

If $$$ are a big consideration, the -3 burns less fuel, insurance is much cheaper, ELT not required in single seat/SPOT locator is better anyway (chk sends email to my wife anywhere/anytime), can do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,742
Posted By L'Avion
DATE: April 16, 2012 Lycomng Service Instruction No. 1070R

http://www.lycoming.com/support/publications/service-instructions/pdfs/SI1070R.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,742
Posted By L'Avion
Find Ethanlo-free Mogas

Fortunately this site found me enthanol-free mogas three miles from my hangar.

http://pure-gas.org/

Barney, in Memphis
RV-3 & 4 flying
VAF paid up for 2012
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By L'Avion
Garmin 296 vs new Asus Nexus

My old Garmin 296 annual subscription = $295 minimum

New Asus Nexus Android tablet $199.00
Naviator for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onetwentythree.skynav&hl=en) ...
Forum: Oregon 06-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,065
Posted By L'Avion
Willamette Pinot Noir

Many sites list the Willamette Pinot Noir wines as having some of the highest concentrations of resveratrol; quite possibly a very healthy reason for sampling some.

Barney in Memphis
Flying RV-3 &...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,365
Posted By L'Avion
15 years, 300 hrs., = 20 hours/yr.

drmax, mucho potential for the cam to have dried and re-dried during this period of little flying, and for excessive wear to have begun.

Suggestion: Offer the owner 8 qts. his favorite oil and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By L'Avion
Why.................?

Kahuna,

Why give the DHS, the TSA, and who knows what others any reason to go looking at RV's militarily?

Why would it not be in all our best interests if you deleted this thread?

Barney, in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,711
Posted By L'Avion
Alternator ground

I had fluctuating voltage; checked alternator ground wire and ran a wire from the regulator base to the alternator ground site - problem fixed. It may have been the original alternator ground didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,097
Posted By L'Avion
Considering an accident/incident

Considering an accident/incident where damages were suffered, and may have been caused by an overweight condition (beyond Vans listed weights), all an opposing counsel would need to fry the offender...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,977
Posted By L'Avion
RV-4 master cylinders upside down

Thanks to Vac: I couldn't bleed my right side brake; rebuilt the master cylinder; nada! I was tearing out what little hair I have left until I read Vac's post.

I was able to remove the right side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,291
Posted By L'Avion
Greg, Heckuva job - program works in...

Greg,

Heckuva job - program works in Ubuntu/Linux using WINE.

Barney, in Memphis
RV-3 flying
RV-4 flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,256
Posted By L'Avion
fuel odor in cockpit using mogas (no ethanol)

Using mogas may have been coincidental with a fuel odor in my cockpit. Odor seemed to be related to boost pump on. Checked several times inflight boost pump on/off - odor was with boost pump on. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,573
Posted By L'Avion
Re: problem fuel tanks/leakers

My aluminum-skinned, fiber glass innards tanks are 3 years+ installed; no problems.

See: New fuel tanks with fiberglass innards...
Forum: Propellers 07-10-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,850
Posted By L'Avion
dynamic propeller balancer

Looking to buy dynamic prop balancer.

Seeking advice from experience with different balancers - which brand, success, etc,?

Barney, in Memphis
RV-3 & 4 flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,566
Posted By L'Avion
15 gallon tank

I'm considering this one:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200317034_200317034

Barney, in Memphis
RV-3&4 flying
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-24-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,731
Posted By L'Avion
Memphis Animal Shelter - a "MESS!"

See below the text of my email of today to Pilots N Paws:

"Please be advised that the Memphis Animal Shelter is a "mess," for lack of a better description. Problems include: low adoption rate, high...
Forum: Northeast 06-21-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,587
Posted By L'Avion
KALB

Way back in 1985-86-87, I used Poestenkill for visits to family in West Sand Lake when I was flying a Stearman; however, afterwards I've always used KALB. It has easy driving access to Sand Lake,...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 60,394
Posted By L'Avion
Impossible turn: Practice makes possible?

Impossible turn: Practice makes possible?

http://www.aopa.org/training/articles/2011/110519impossible_turn_practice.html?WT.mc_id=110520epilot&WT.mc_sect=tts

Barney, in Memphis
RV-3 & 4 flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 107,233
Posted By L'Avion
N234FT

For dancing in the sky!

N-2-3-4-Foxtrot-Tango

Barney in Memphis
RV-3,N234FT rebuilt & flying
RV-4, N44LR, flying
Forum: ADS-B 11-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,240
Posted By L'Avion
Taking the Pendulum up to it's Highest Extreme

FTR: I submit that ADS-B is nothing more than BIG BROTHER continuing his intrusive intervention, as heightened surveillance, into our everyday flying, and keeping records of our every move whilst...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,431
Posted By L'Avion
POW-MIA

Let us not forget those who have been left behind.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4117/powmialogo.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/powmialogo.jpg/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,025
Posted By L'Avion
Possible Sticking Valve

Simon,

I recently helped with a similar problem on a friend's RV-4. What we found was an intermittent sticking exhaust valve.

Read the thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,627
Posted By L'Avion
Problem Fixed - Back in the Air

The problem was a sticking exhaust valve on #2. Valve was dropped into the cylinder, dragged out a the lower spark plug hole, and the stem was cleaned. Valve guide was reamed, and everything was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,627
Posted By L'Avion
Stuck Exhaust Valve = Culprit

Engine has 4 into 1 exhaust: We pulled the prop through while listening with our best ear at the exhaust pipe. Three cylinders exhausted with a BIG POOF, and the culprit just hissssssed!

Barney, in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,627
Posted By L'Avion
Walt, Thanks for the heads up. I should have...

Walt,

Thanks for the heads up. I should have thought of s sticking valve myself. After reading the Lycoming Flyer, Key Operations -1 at:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,627
Posted By L'Avion
IO-360 Strange Start Problem

IO-360, high comp pistons, starts normally, then fumbles, runs rough, and #2 EGT is abnormally low; condition doesn't smooth out. Engine shutdown, wait a couple minutes and restart; and restart...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,058
Posted By L'Avion
VFR Flight Following?

How could the use of VFR Flight Following affected this scenario?

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/FlightFollowing.pdf

Barney, in Memphis
RV-4 flying
RV-3 flying
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,231
Posted By L'Avion
RG

For anyone interested in experimental RG, here's a good site:
http://www.iflyez.com/InfinityGear.shtml

"Waiter" (his site above) was a big help in solving intermittent problems with the gear on...
Forum: RV-3 09-20-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By L'Avion
RV-3 Spar Mod

See the thread at:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=21839&highlight=wing+spar+mod

I finally decided to not do it - too much possibility of not getting the 1/8" rivets removed...
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,231
Posted By L'Avion
N8DU is owned by PR "Bob" Gallagher, based at...

N8DU is owned by PR "Bob" Gallagher, based at M01, Dewitt-Spain Downtown Airport here in Memphis.

Here's an up close shot:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6103/bob01.th.jpg...
Forum: RV-3 08-23-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,644
Posted By L'Avion
Aero in RV-3

From Randy's POH: (remember that his aircraft is a -3B!)

http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/N223RLdocs-ORIGINALS/N223RL-POH.doc

Aerobatic Weight & CG Limitation
Aerobatic maneuvers generating more...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-17-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,816
Posted By L'Avion
See: RV-3 Resurrected camo

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=31462&highlight=resurrected

As one of the posts says, it's very hard to see inflight.
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,916
Posted By L'Avion
Trim

I have an RV-4 with manual trim, and an RV-3 with electric trim. Manual trim for me by a wide margin.

Barney, in Memphis
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By L'Avion
rv4bill - offer

Bill,

Thanks for your most generous offer to let me try your chute - much appreciated. I'll respectfully decline, not having had good luck in the past with borrowed items; so many borrowed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By L'Avion
National chute

rv4bill,

Thanks for you input.

Do you have manual or electric flaps on your RV-4?

I have a manual flap lever that even gets in the way of my skinny butt; and I didn't want it to be bothered by a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By L'Avion
"National 360"

Has anyone used a "National 360" (good for 177# @ 140kts) in an RV-4 front seat?

Other suggestions?

Barney
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By L'Avion
Parachute RV-4

Strong also makes a #314, specifically for the RV-4; but at 10.5" x 16" wide it does get in the way of manual flaps. The Strong 303 mini (backpack) might work, but at 3" thick, I'm concerned that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By L'Avion
Parachute RV-4 Recommendation?

Any suggestions/recommendations for a chute, front seat RV-4, will be much appreciated.

Barney, in Memphis
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,630
Posted By L'Avion
Leaky tank woes

See my post:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=25556&highlight=fiberglass+tank

I've had these tanks filled with either avgas or mogas for nearly two years now, and no problems,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,008
Posted By L'Avion
Linux - pilot logbook

While we're at it, anyone using a computer logbook with Linux. I've not been able to get Logbook Pro working in Ubuntu under WINE.

Barney, in Memphis
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,629
Posted By L'Avion
No Pax - No Pax Insurance

Has anyone tried to have their insurance premium reduced by stating that there would never be any passengers in flight in an aircraft that has more than one seat?

I originally bought an RV-3, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,511
Posted By L'Avion
Planes & Bikes

I started riding in 1957 with an old 1939 Harley 74, hand shift, foot clutch; and was the coolest dude in school with that bike and a 1938 Chevy coupe - paid $50 for each one!

Several bikes between...
Forum: Safety 07-25-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By L'Avion
Description: Avemco President Jim Lauerman will...

Description: Avemco President Jim Lauerman will share his unique perspective on the key causes of aircraft accidents. His insights are based upon claims data, his 35 years of experience as a flight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,173
Posted By L'Avion
Fuel Caps ???

Anyone ever seen any fuel caps like these pictured; where might I find them if I need to replace one?

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5770/fuelcap02.th.jpg...
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