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Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By ty1295
I fly a 9A in formation on a regular basis. It...

I fly a 9A in formation on a regular basis. It took several flights to learn a technique to get down and land at 1k foot mark, but at this point I am doing it fairly well consistently At first...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By ty1295
Most manufacturers have a minimum advertised...

Most manufacturers have a minimum advertised price. On the surface this sounds bad, but it keeps someone from undercutting every dealer on price, and provide zero technical background to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By ty1295
I have repaired one step while still on the plane...

I have repaired one step while still on the plane with success. The crack was completely around the back and coming to the outside. Saved the hassle of removing the floor/step, etc.

I do have...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,872
Posted By ty1295
I would say for 80% of RV owners it is...

I would say for 80% of RV owners it is priorities. 20% has enough income its not a problem.

I cancelled cable 15 years ago, drive used and sometimes very used cars, live in a simple house,...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-01-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By ty1295
Big Weekend of Flying, 13 ship and Pearl Harbor

This weekend the Louisville Kentucky group (aka Smoke On Aviation) had a big weekend.

On Sunday a formation practice was scheduled out of KBAK (Columbus Indiana). Dave has been working with some...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By ty1295
Yep I tried them, and in the RV it just didn't...

Yep I tried them, and in the RV it just didn't work out. Spent the extra bucks for the high end bose headset which does.

QC35's were given to my buddy who flys 747's as well as RV's works great...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By ty1295
I may have seen my buddy who is a bit over 200lbs...

I may have seen my buddy who is a bit over 200lbs in the back area while wiring up some avionics. I never did convince him to try to sit back there during a flight.

Dog should be fine, weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,764
Posted By ty1295
This has been a fun topic I didn't expect to get...

This has been a fun topic I didn't expect to get this many responses.

The original thought from us was how many protentional new aviators come in, get a lesson in a 172, are very bored and never...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-25-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By ty1295
I have covers I made for my lower 2 prop blades,...

I have covers I made for my lower 2 prop blades, no paint yet and longer than normal slot and its doable by myself, and rather easy with 2 people.

Once painted I will probably make a cover for nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,764
Posted By ty1295
That is a standing joke, and I just might have a...

That is a standing joke, and I just might have a prototype Pitts airplane project in a hangar, and the thought of starting on a 7 has crossed my mind more than 3 times.


Back to my original thread,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-13-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By ty1295
Since you asked, but as a buyer looking at it, I...

Since you asked, but as a buyer looking at it, I would value the airplane as if it didn't have an engine. So airframe, avionics, interior, etc.

Just my 2 cents, which are going down in value...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,764
Posted By ty1295
RV Excitement -vs- 172

Bit of a backstory. I met my now wife, shortly before I bought my now flying RV9a as a project. At the time she had this unspoken word of "No way am I flying in that thing when you get it done". ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By ty1295
My 2 cents after running my 1st set of pads down...

My 2 cents after running my 1st set of pads down to nothing, is to change the o rings also. A couple bucks while you are in there.

I also try to carry spares on any long trips, takes up zero space...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By ty1295
I see you are in Illinois. If you are able to...

I see you are in Illinois. If you are able to travel a bit to Indiana/Kentucky border I would be glad to go flying in my plane with you, Dynon equipment and you can see real world what you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By ty1295
Along with the wheel bearing, be sure to check...

Along with the wheel bearing, be sure to check the front gear attach bolt at the firewall. I suggest twice a year.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By ty1295
Most likely not as much an engine issue, but...

Most likely not as much an engine issue, but cowl/baffling.

Some searching here will help, but basically air is stuffed in the top, and the goal is to easily exit the bottom. I have seen planes...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-27-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By ty1295
I would value an experienced RV builder/owner for...

I would value an experienced RV builder/owner for a prebuy more than being an A&P. In my experience just being an A&P is not enough to demonstrate knowledge of RV's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,919
Posted By ty1295
For a non aviation business I run, getting...

For a non aviation business I run, getting material from Vendors lead times that were once 2 days, are now 1+ month out and growing quickly.

I am not surprised Dynon is not immune to many changes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By ty1295
She did a lot of practice tests and as a reader...

She did a lot of practice tests and as a reader herself, just read the typical text books front to back. Of course if she had questions I could help, or several of our airport family would also. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By ty1295
My buddy is her flight instructor. He also...

My buddy is her flight instructor. He also happens to be on one of the RV teams, so he is very well versed in RV's. Because he has been doing it as a favor, and with her past work schedule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By ty1295
I am already referred to as the "Mechanic" so if...

I am already referred to as the "Mechanic" so if the plane needs anything its my fault, including fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By ty1295
My wife passed her Written!

My wife just passed her written PPL test. She has almost 28 hours in our RV9A now. Due to insurance industry going crazy with rates, she is going to finish off in a training aircraft as it became...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,542
Posted By ty1295
So today we did a pre-buy on an RV6, that just...

So today we did a pre-buy on an RV6, that just had a conditional done 1 month ago. Removed the top cowl, and immediately spotted a rag left inside, air duct going to cabin heat was left off so...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,542
Posted By ty1295
I forgot the same airplane had what was basically...

I forgot the same airplane had what was basically clear chain saw fuel tube ran into the cockpit, secured with safety wire for the primer lines.
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,542
Posted By ty1295
Just to clarify, non of these issues were on my...

Just to clarify, non of these issues were on my airplane or done by an A&P I hired. They are in fact RV's brought to myself and my buddy to do work on their airplanes, most likely due to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By ty1295
80 Miles west at KLOU we have a bunch of RV...

80 Miles west at KLOU we have a bunch of RV activity, and if weather is good rides won't be an issue normally either.

Right now we have a couple 8's, 9, 6, 9 project, 7 project on the way, harmon...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,542
Posted By ty1295
I agree 110%. In fact I am starting to think...

I agree 110%. In fact I am starting to think some A&P's are worse mechanics than people who have never built an airplane.
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,542
Posted By ty1295
A&P and Builder Dispointment

I dove head first into the experimental world a few years ago, and have been almost full time building and repairing them in that time. I have am a Manufacturing Engineer by trade with a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,710
Posted By ty1295
What you read is correct, but really only applies...

What you read is correct, but really only applies to phase 1.

Keep in mind on initial contact to a tower you must announce experimental. After phase 1 we operate just like any other airplane in...
Forum: Tools 03-19-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By ty1295
I have both red and blue. My red is a tig200. I...

I have both red and blue. My red is a tig200. I am not happy with the tig200, especially for aluminum. The arc is nice, but on aluminum the machine is a bit too smart and shuts off unless you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By ty1295
As a Dynon dealer/RV builder I would be happy to...

As a Dynon dealer/RV builder I would be happy to have a phone call regardless of who you go with.

I do have some Garmin install experience also.

email me a good # and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By ty1295
WW2 Vets

A local group of us have been planning this for a couple months, waiting for the right weather, and today was it.

Back in December a WW2 vet was looking for Christmas cards to cheer him up. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ty1295
Just about all the RV's at our airport have...

Just about all the RV's at our airport have smoke. Of course the threat of locking any RV owner in the plastic blue porta johns if they don't install smoke might be a factor.

We do use them regular...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By ty1295
I have a 3 blade, and once you increase the slot...

I have a 3 blade, and once you increase the slot length it isn't really a big issue. I did make some socks to go over the prop blade if I need to do it by myself, with help you can avoid those even.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By ty1295
Something I learned watching a much more...

Something I learned watching a much more experienced painter work is to work in reverse of what you think. The smaller the feature on the paint the sooner in the process it is done.

For example a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By ty1295
If you are doing the wiring/setup yourself and...

If you are doing the wiring/setup yourself and will need some technical support I would suggest finding someone able to provide that directly. Sometimes it is nice to have a 2nd person to call...
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By ty1295
I have the exact prop on my 9a, and have been...

I have the exact prop on my 9a, and have been happy so far.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By ty1295
Take the picture while flying inverted may help?

Take the picture while flying inverted may help?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By ty1295
Just about all the RV guys at our airport have...

Just about all the RV guys at our airport have switched over to Apex batteries that are $40 each. The ones that went from PC680 were impressed. AT $40 a battery I planned to just put a new one in...
Forum: Southeast 01-22-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By ty1295
If you can't find someone close, we can make it...

If you can't find someone close, we can make it happen in Louisville, Ky area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,503
Posted By ty1295
I built a 9a and flew 230 hours in just the first...

I built a 9a and flew 230 hours in just the first year. I live in Louisville Ky. In the first year it went from Wisconsin, to Colorado, Utah, Seattle, Texas, Gulf Coast and many place in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,058
Posted By ty1295
Just to add my 2 cents which are becoming less...

Just to add my 2 cents which are becoming less valuable by the day.

As soon as money is exchanged whoever is doing the work is no longer an armature. With that said you technically could pay...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,928
Posted By ty1295
I built a 9a with IO-340 after researching both...

I built a 9a with IO-340 after researching both engines. I chose the 340 based on a couple factors.

Delivery time at the time was about half that of Lycoming.
To same options required thunderbolt...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,494
Posted By ty1295
As mentioned plan ahead and come down at a nice...

As mentioned plan ahead and come down at a nice pace. For me I have the dynon HDX and it will show me what FPM I need to decend to get to pattern altitude, when it gets close to 500 I set A/P or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-05-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By ty1295
TV Looks familiar but slightly different at the...

TV Looks familiar but slightly different at the same time, did you get a new antenna?
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,765
Posted By ty1295
And wing airfoil.

And wing airfoil.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,765
Posted By ty1295
So with that said, just arm chair thinking I...

So with that said, just arm chair thinking I wonder if someone could do a clipped wing 9. HMMMM...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
Posted By ty1295
I do all my own cutouts, having a full machine...

I do all my own cutouts, having a full machine shop helps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
Posted By ty1295
Why not use the dynon transponder and save that...

Why not use the dynon transponder and save that panel space?

I prefer flaps, fuel pump right above the throttle so that you can turn them on/off without looking and moving far from the throttle. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,417
Posted By ty1295
This was my first thought also. You want the...

This was my first thought also. You want the flap and fuel pump switch in positions where you can activate them without looking and even better with your hand still on the throttle.

I also 2nd the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,368
Posted By ty1295
I would agree the asking price is in the...

I would agree the asking price is in the ballpark, and any difference would be personal preference and build quality.

I would surely pay the $102k for a well built machine vs less for one that has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,318
Posted By ty1295
Been in back of my buddies RV8 many times, we are...

Been in back of my buddies RV8 many times, we are both around 260. Be aware of landing it changes a lot.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,926
Posted By ty1295
Although I fall on the Dynon side, both systems...

Although I fall on the Dynon side, both systems are good and as mentioned price would not be my determining factor between the two. Try to get in front of both and see which one you like.
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By ty1295
No 10's but lots of other RV activity at Bowman...

No 10's but lots of other RV activity at Bowman field KLOU almost daily. Feel free to contact me if you ever want to stop by.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,307
Posted By ty1295
If you are willing to travel to Louisville...

If you are willing to travel to Louisville Kentucky area, we can get you some air time behind Dynon to evaluate, and as much ground time as you want.

If you choose Dynon we can help with that as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,806
Posted By ty1295
You have selected the right brand of homebuilt. ...

You have selected the right brand of homebuilt. 6, 7, 9 A or not, you will enjoy it greatly.

I love my 9a, my wife is learning to fly in it. You can't go wrong.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,671
Posted By ty1295
I see a lot of WANTED RV9 Posts. Owning one I...

I see a lot of WANTED RV9 Posts. Owning one I am a bit biased, but it is an awesome airplane to fly either local or cross country. Stalls like a big baby, lands very easy once you are comfortable...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,211
Posted By ty1295
I would just put new o rings on the caliper pucks...

I would just put new o rings on the caliper pucks also. Cheap and can save you being stuck at an airport.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
Posted By ty1295
Just did 50 hours of flying over 2 weeks. ...

Just did 50 hours of flying over 2 weeks. Longest leg about 3.5hr which is about the max I like to extend the fuel. 6+ hrs in 1 day were not a problem.

If you sit in 1 don't judge the RV based on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By ty1295
Having just done a panel upgrade for a customer...

Having just done a panel upgrade for a customer using Dynon as mentioned it will vary a bunch. You are best to assume a complete rewire of the aircraft assuming your basic VFR panel include engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,674
Posted By ty1295
Very good idea on friction throttle. Also study...

Very good idea on friction throttle. Also study up on FFI.aero if you have not already. Makes it safe and possible to fly with others if we all follow the same procedures.

I am fairly new myself...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-09-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,788
Posted By ty1295
Louisville, Ky Formation Day

With several of us planning to do the Pine Bluff Clinic and due to various issues all of us had to cancel. (Mostly weather) the local group got together today and did 2 flights. 1st one was 5 ship,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By ty1295
I have the almost 14 mod in my 9a. Both of my...

I have the almost 14 mod in my 9a. Both of my braces bent. Pilot side I remade out of 1/8" aluminum and slightly shorter. The receiver for almost 14 mod allowed for thicker plate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,418
Posted By ty1295
Just got back from a short trip (42 hours in 2...

Just got back from a short trip (42 hours in 2 weeks).

200 hours in the first year of flying.
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