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Forum: RV-3 08-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 188,976
Posted By Mark12A
New to RV3 Forum

I dropped out of sight of the Van's forum a couple of years ago when it became apparent that building an airplane under my current circumstances was impractical. Since then, I've bought a farm with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 94,175
Posted By Mark12A
Garmin G3X HUD?

I just spent just south of $200 and bought Garmin StreetPilot (for my car) and Garmin's new Heads-Up Display to sit on my dashboard. Is there, by any stretch of the imagination, any potential for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,938
Posted By Mark12A
Garmin Pilot App

A good set of instructions would be helpful...the "user's manual" doesn't really give guidance about how to build, plan, and fly flight plans. The guy at Sporty's seems to be my best resource.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-05-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mark12A
Rudder Springs

Thanks. I'll post whatever response I get back.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mark12A
Rudder Springs

Is there any information about the type and gage of spring wire used? The spring drawing is excellent, but there's a wide variety of spring values that you can get, depending on the wire.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,647
Posted By Mark12A
Semper Paratus?

One of my Coastie buddies got injured in a combat zone when he "fell" out of a second-floor window in a less than savory business that, apparently, military members can no longer frequent. We are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mark12A
Throttle On Right

I have a left index finger that has lost a bit of mobility and manipulating the knobs and switches with my left hand is slightly more difficult than with the right. My -8 cockpit layout has my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 94,175
Posted By Mark12A
G3X Survival...

Back to lurking and working. Health problems resolved. Now it's time to graduate from a PA28R and fly something fun...

Anyway, I got great responses from my questions on the G3X system from both...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 530,991
Posted By Mark12A
Side Stick Controller

You're right...I guess I misunderstood the use of the term "aeronaves". I guess that wasn't the name of the company. In any event, I sent them an email.

Thanks, Flavio. I really appreciate that...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 530,991
Posted By Mark12A
Aeronaves...

Thanks, Flavio.

I sent them an email, in particular asking about the side stick controllers I spotted on their video (and I posted another thread on it).

Their RV10, turbocharged, air...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mark12A
Thanks!

Thanks for the translation, and the website info. Sent them an email...perhaps...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mark12A
Any Infor About This?

I was cruising through RV10 stuff and stumbled upon this youtube video. It's got a -10 with turbo, air conditioning, and ifr...but what grabbed my attention was the side stick controller (like the...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 530,991
Posted By Mark12A
Console

Flavio...is there an English language version of the site?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,766
Posted By Mark12A
Anthony

Tony was a great help to me in dealing with my health issue, as well. Mine is curable with surgery, and that's happening. But the courage he had in facing his disease was inspirational.

If anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,627
Posted By Mark12A
Kitchen upgrade?

You should consider yourself lucky with a kitchen upgrade. The first step in my wife's kitchen upgrade is buying a "vintage" range and having it refurbished...a total of about $6k. For a stove. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 65,599
Posted By Mark12A
Next Vans...

I'd have to go with an updated RV-3...perhaps with a QB option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,987
Posted By Mark12A
Warp Factor?

During bomber competitions, one word indicated a direct hit:

Shack!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,987
Posted By Mark12A
Knots or MPH?

Think big. Use Mach.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,353
Posted By Mark12A
Medical Mystery Tour

My old FAA medical examiner just wanted a statement from my previous sleep doctor that I didn't suffer from daytime somnolence. The FAA considers a pilot falling asleep while flying to be "bad". My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,353
Posted By Mark12A
My sleep doctor couldn't find anything in his...

My sleep doctor couldn't find anything in his books about "FAA" so he used the truck driver standards. Fortunately, otherwise he is a very good doctor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,353
Posted By Mark12A
Scary Medical

Try having sleep apnea.
Forum: Safety 01-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,809
Posted By Mark12A
Around here, we have a joke: Q: What are the...

Around here, we have a joke:
Q: What are the last words of a redneck?
A: "Hey, y'all, watch this!"



There are lies, d-d lies, and statistics. The rate with contributing factors would be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,253
Posted By Mark12A
Age Is Only A Number

By a curious twist of fate, I had to wait until I retired from the Air Force to learn how to fly. But since I figure I'll live until I'm 135 (or until the day before my 62d birthday this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 256,187
Posted By Mark12A
Day Job

http://i41.tinypic.com/6zasd4.jpg

This is an infrared image of an exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepting and destroying a target simulating a re-entry vehicle. This may be the most worthwhile...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,090
Posted By Mark12A
Service Life

What I'm getting from this is that, failing flight into cumulo granite, I'll reach my expiration date long before my airplane will.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,268
Posted By Mark12A
Ditto. I ran an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair...

Ditto. I ran an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair squadron working on F-4s and later on F-16s. All our tool boxes were shadowed and if there was a tool missing, the entire group would stop and look for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,367
Posted By Mark12A
Cylinder Head Plenums...

...and to follow up with Dan, also with temperature. If it's doing its job properly, the air will be hotter (and take up more volume) on its way out than it did on its way in. So, technically, to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,151
Posted By Mark12A
Here's a rule that has served me well throughout...

Here's a rule that has served me well throughout my entire married life, plus that earlier portion of my life when I, well, was not married but enjoyed the company of women.

Everything is always THE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,774
Posted By Mark12A
Back Into Building

Consider that if you make a mistake, you will KNOW that it's been fixed correctly. I'm sort of sure about the spam cans I rent at our flying club since with have an A&P and an IA, but I've gotten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,552
Posted By Mark12A
Defying Superstition

Finally, after a week of zero-zero, a good flying day. But. seriously, it's only a really bad day if you're a Knight Templar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,188
Posted By Mark12A
Bomb Bay for Flour Bombs...

I can't help thinking that someplace there is some dedicated VAF member, just outside the edge of completely sane, working on a gatling paintball gun geared to shoot through the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,597
Posted By Mark12A
Still Young?

After getting an earnest start into my seventh decade, I can honestly say that youth is wasted on the young.

They say that sixty is the new thirty, and it's true. Except for the body, which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,803
Posted By Mark12A
CFLs

Without wanting to get into a rant here, before using CFLs check on the disposal requirements as well as the hazards associated with them. A broken CFL can ruin your day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,681
Posted By Mark12A
Fuel Flow

In general, it's a good idea to add a filter between something that might create debris if it came apart and the point of final use. However, a filter will always call a pressure drop. If your flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mark12A
Bolt Torque

We would occasionally run into this problem where the running torque was quite high. It may very well be caused by poorly cut threads or gunk on the threads. I'd suggest chasing the threads...we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,649
Posted By Mark12A
Sorry. I had a senior moment, going back to my...

Sorry. I had a senior moment, going back to my time in CSAR with the only experience I've had with hovering. Our 130 pilots and the helo pilots would go back and forth. We had a couple of F15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,649
Posted By Mark12A
Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into...

Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission. But I must admit that a max performance takeoff in an H53 is relatively impressive. Got the pilot in trouble, but he thought it was worth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,762
Posted By Mark12A
No Signature Required

A "Signature Required" shipment to me from UPS means a very long drive (to Decatur, AL, if it matters) to retrieve my stuff. USPS and FedEx are relatively close. I can understand Vince's comments...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,762
Posted By Mark12A
Postage

Vince shipped me a couple of things I ordered (one had to be made) and it made it to my house much faster than I anticipated using USPS. They may be bloated, cumbersome, and a drain on taxpayer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,579
Posted By Mark12A
Air Force son

Thirty years and change after my commissioning ceremony at Medina I've never regretted my decision. Today I envy the kids joining. Congratulations to your grandson for his decision, and to you for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 117,575
Posted By Mark12A
Nose Art

I have to ditto the compliments about Jerri at Victory Girl...I pulled down a nose art sample that was more or less unclad, but with the naughty bits tastefully concealed. My wife completely...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,898
Posted By Mark12A
PnP

Had a friend who ran a dog shelter in LA...sure, there is some abuse, but there are also perfectly legitimate reasons to foster out a dog temporarily. Health and housing issues are a couple of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,425
Posted By Mark12A
Data Backup...

After very nearly losing substantial research in a program on which I'm working (not related to airplanes directly, but paying for one that does :)) I have become religious about online backups. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mark12A
What do you need tools for?

Probably because the examiner won't pass the airplane if you assemble it with speed tape.

Although it worked on F-16s...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,145
Posted By Mark12A
Donating...

However, the costs associated with the ride MAY be deductible. As the fine print says, check with your tax advisor, or just write it off and hope for the best. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,090
Posted By Mark12A
Rocket Ad

I don't like everyone with whom I have to do business. I just have to trust them enough with what I can't check for myself to not get completely screwed. Whenever I go to buy something I have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,805
Posted By Mark12A
I'm feeling the love here. I guess all grown...

I'm feeling the love here. I guess all grown sons are pretty much alike.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,756
Posted By Mark12A
Don Oberlander Impresses the Army

Don flew his RV-8 into Madison County Executive today for a short visit. Beautiful airplane! However, as he was leaving, there was a large group of Army aviators and contract instructors who got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,904
Posted By Mark12A
No, it'd be 2 psi across a range of from 1-5. In...

No, it'd be 2 psi across a range of from 1-5. In any event, mil standards want you to avoid the top and bottom 20% of any gauge while measuring...stick with the middle 60. So I'd never measure 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mark12A
RVs Down Under

A mass fly-in would be fun, but probably a stretch.

Do all you guys in Australia have to have inverted oil systems...since you're all upside down all the time and all? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,610
Posted By Mark12A
Welcome back. My stepson's on the way there with...

Welcome back. My stepson's on the way there with an Army unit.
Forum: Reviews 11-28-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,919
Posted By Mark12A
:D You're sick and twisted, Mike...either that,...

:D

You're sick and twisted, Mike...either that, or you play rugby, and are completely sane...as sane as someone who enjoys rucks and mauls can be. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,610
Posted By Mark12A
An RV-8 after flying hogs?

I suppose you realize the RV-8 will be at least twelve times faster than your hog was...you may need to work on the reaction speed a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mark12A
Sid Stole It...

I quickly read through the thread title and I though it said, "How many pilots do you need?"

That sounds like the entry line for any number of crude jokes. Especially around fighter pilots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mark12A
Ground Run

I'm pretty sure that wasn't the objective of THAT test...:eek:
Forum: Safety 11-17-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,349
Posted By Mark12A
You bet, Pierre. My wife would NEVER accept...

You bet, Pierre. My wife would NEVER accept trail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,165
Posted By Mark12A
So, 4000 hours in an A-10? Hmmm, so would mean...

So, 4000 hours in an A-10? Hmmm, so would mean about six hundred nautical miles at their airspeed?

;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,275
Posted By Mark12A
The learning curve on that one is kinda steep...

The learning curve on that one is kinda steep...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,275
Posted By Mark12A
High Altitude Stuff...

Also...it may have been mentioned here before...if you plan to go over FL240 there are some regulatory issues you have to address; and I understand the FAA aerospace medical folks at Ok City still...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 35,888
Posted By Mark12A
You'd have to ascertain why the rule was put into...

You'd have to ascertain why the rule was put into place at all. It seems that a lot of government regulations are in place to protect large corporations and to discourage competition. Is that a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,878
Posted By Mark12A
You guys at vertical power listening to this one?...

You guys at vertical power listening to this one? I know the VP-200 has that feature...is it possible to do this with the VP-X and VP-X Pro?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By Mark12A
Super Glue?

Yes, amusing stories from the emergency room concerning super glue. Often they involve men who seriously agitate their wives, then find themselves unconscious and unable to defend themselves. These...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,878
Posted By Mark12A
PB Starter...

Plus, the starter button on the stick really kills two birds with one stone. And your airplane doesn't have to be impregnable...just harder to get into than the next one in line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 108,759
Posted By Mark12A
N-Number

Wife's birthday...6/5/65. She's the model for some Victory Girl nose art.
The "S" for our last name, plus "Sierra" just sounds cool.
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