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Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I can run mogas in my 150HP O-320 no problem, and...

I can run mogas in my 150HP O-320 no problem, and many others do as well. I'm sure the Rotax is a great engine but it's hard to beat the engine that the airframe was designed around. You may have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I would also go back and replace every AN3 bolt...

I would also go back and replace every AN3 bolt that has already been installed with that torque.
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think VDF gives you more options - probably...

I think VDF gives you more options - probably more likely to have hangar space plus more likely to have services available should you need anything. I know there are RV's at VDF, not sure about X39....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
First time poster. Just sayin.

First time poster. Just sayin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Garmin SNF Deals??

Pulling the trigger on a GPS 175. Should I wait for a SNF deal or is that unlikely?

Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Perhaps unrelated to your starting problem but I...

Perhaps unrelated to your starting problem but I would be concerned that your boost pump is flooding your carburetor, you should not have to leave it off during takeoff (probably the most important...
Forum: GPS 03-24-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am thinking about pulling the trigger on an IFR...

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on an IFR upgrade, and to me, it looks hard to beat the GPS 175. I see used GPS400W's on the market for $3500-4000, which is barely less than a 175, and for...
Forum: Propellers 03-18-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
RV9A Metal to Composite prop W&B

I am seriously considering changing my Sensenich metal prop for a WW GA200L ground adjustable composite prop. I have always felt like my prop wasn't quite pitched right, and the RPM restriction is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,674
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I agree with most everything here, having also...

I agree with most everything here, having also done my transition training in a 6A. I will add that any extra speed also makes it very easy to over-correct in pitch. It takes a very small amount of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think a lot depends on probe location, with...

I think a lot depends on probe location, with trends being more important. My O-320 is carbureted and I usually see EGT's around 1450 when leaned properly for cruise. Plugs look great every year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This comes up very frequently in the forum it...

This comes up very frequently in the forum it seems, and even though I haven't yet seen a good explanation on HOW it happens, I am another person who has had it happen. In fact, my symptoms were...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-19-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My parents live outside Chapel Hill (Fearrington)...

My parents live outside Chapel Hill (Fearrington) and when I fly to visit them I usually use Siler City (SCR). It is a sleepy country airport, and usually at least one or two friendly airport types...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Just the tip I needed today. Thanks! Chris

Just the tip I needed today. Thanks!

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
[QUOTE=DeeCee 57;1502398]well, my ship sports 1...

[QUOTE=DeeCee 57;1502398]well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet pumps, all of em 2005 vintage. One of the facet is used for take-off, then switched off in the cruise, the other one is then...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-25-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,143
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This post is 100% ridgeback approved

This post is 100% ridgeback approved
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,832
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This is just about exactly my usual strategy, and...

This is just about exactly my usual strategy, and I can use the altitude intercept arc to fine tune it. I try not to shock cool my engine if possible, so I slowly ease off my power during the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-31-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,632
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Have been to Treasure Cay twice, most recently...

Have been to Treasure Cay twice, most recently last year shortly after the hurricane, to deliver some Xmas presents. The infrastructure was devastated and they were just happy for any visitors and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,387
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think "failed nose gear" may be bit unfair,...

I think "failed nose gear" may be bit unfair, because usually technique contributes to the "failure". That being said, -A models can certainly be more unforgiving on rough fields, just like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
All part of the learning curve. The ribs may...

All part of the learning curve. The ribs may take some "massaging" to get into place, and you may need to work your way from the nose back alternating top and bottom. It will take several attempts....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,387
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
As you can see a lot of egos get involved in this...

As you can see a lot of egos get involved in this discussion (which is of no help), but at the end of the day when you want to evaluate risk, insurance companies are usually the experts, and they...
Forum: Southeast 12-23-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I flew with Jan Bussell in South Florida in his...

I flew with Jan Bussell in South Florida in his 6A. Excellent training and all from his grass strip. www.rv6flyjan.com

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-16-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The installation instructions note that it is NOT...

The installation instructions note that it is NOT a direct replacement and that a small amount of minor modifications are needed.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,353
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Flying with dad

Got to take my dad flying for only the second time since I finished the plane in 2016. Had beautiful weather to fly down the beaches from Clearwater to St Pete for a touch and go at SPG. Dad isn’t...
Forum: Autopilots 12-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Of all the difficulties encountered in building...

Of all the difficulties encountered in building an airplane, installing two small servos will be about the least problematic, and one of the most appreciated additions. I flew one long XC without...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,052
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I use the synthetic approach feature for most...

I use the synthetic approach feature for most every night landing at new airports (and some day ones just to stay fresh). Very easy to get confused at night and in unfamiliar locations. Rather than...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not sure about 10s but I know RV's have certainly...

Not sure about 10s but I know RV's have certainly landed there, and they all have the catering nose wheel...

Chris
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,558
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yes there is a SB about this as well....

Yes there is a SB about this as well. https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-07-4-12/
Forum: Florida (South) 11-09-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Hi Glenn, I live in Clearwater and built a 9A...

Hi Glenn, I live in Clearwater and built a 9A that is based at CLW. My wife and I are having a baby any day now, so I may be a bit preoccupied for a while, but once things settle down I would be...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-08-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,561
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If you're not afraid of being just north of Tampa...

If you're not afraid of being just north of Tampa you can check out Pilot County (X05) and Hidden Lake (FA40),https://www.hiddenlakeairport.com/ , both are airpark communities that seem somewhat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,149
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The 9/A was designed specifically for you :)....

The 9/A was designed specifically for you :).

There are lots of variations in how people build them, but if you build to specs, they get Van's advertised numbers, or better. The 9 will give you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,959
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Add me to the list of those who have had a...

Add me to the list of those who have had a mechanical fuel pump fail to high pressure. Had very similar symptoms.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-27-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
KCDK is closed for two months for runway...

KCDK is closed for two months for runway resurfacing - be sure to check NOTAMS before planning a trip there.

Chris
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Check out blackwater airfield in the FL...

Check out blackwater airfield in the FL panhandle. Forest service strip with camping and hiking on site. Haven't been but its on my bucket list.

Chris
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,683
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
+1 again. It's about how much you want it. Did...

+1 again. It's about how much you want it. Did you just decide a month ago you want to build a plane? What are the chances that in a year or two the fun of flying, or the idea of building a plane...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-12-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,539
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A good 10 maybe hard to find but ill bet you...

A good 10 maybe hard to find but ill bet you could still find one sooner than 18-24 months (your timeframe for building). And you wouldn’t have to worry about finding help to build one, and all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,303
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This is essentially my practice. As I pull power...

This is essentially my practice. As I pull power back, mixture comes back also as soon as I hit 65%. This is usually on crosswind leg. Muscle memory tells me how far back to pull the red knob. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,366
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I'm going to pile on with some others even...

I'm going to pile on with some others even thought it wasn't exactly the answer you asked for - I would wait a bit until you get so specific in your search requirements, right now you don't know what...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
With Epic leaving the kit market, maybe there's...

With Epic leaving the kit market, maybe there's room for a new experimental turboprop? Could never afford one, but I'd love to dream about it.

Chris
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,687
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Some of us build so we can afford the plane we...

Some of us build so we can afford the plane we want, not because we want to expend as much energy as possible building.

Still more of us build for "education", which is the main the purpose of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-07-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,525
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
At least one person did: ...

At least one person did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eTIxg6pOBY

And before the pile-on starts, it's not me and I don't recommend it. So the answer to your question is "Yes, but don't".

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,631
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am in 100%. Little one is due Nov 8 so we have...

I am in 100%. Little one is due Nov 8 so we have about 2 years to make this happen.

Should I prime it?

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I've gotten those out with ez-out type bolt...

I've gotten those out with ez-out type bolt extractors before. It's very satisfying when they grab and start turning!

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,727
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The mechanical skills to do it are achievable by...

The mechanical skills to do it are achievable by almost anybody (with time and practice). What separates successful builders from those that don't finish, IMO, is patience and perseverance. You...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
They are (should be) determined for each aircraft...

They are (should be) determined for each aircraft during Phase 1 testing. There are so many variations in builds that numbers may be similar but won?t be the same. My Vx with a light plane and fixed...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I feel similarly about mnemonics, but to each his...

I feel similarly about mnemonics, but to each his own.

When it comes to pre-takeoff, I make sure to physically touch and check everything that is red. For me that's the fuel selector, canopy lock...
Forum: Reviews 06-18-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Agreed. Had intermittent issues for several...

Agreed. Had intermittent issues for several years (probably do to a poor solder joint of my own that every attempt to fix made worse). Offered to pay for a new controller board, and Paul sent me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,862
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Can anybody with the CQ1 comment on music...

Can anybody with the CQ1 comment on music quality? I slightly prefer my Halo's for comfort, but the audio quality on my Zulu's is so much better I usually prefer them for long trips where I like to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It's cheap. Lay it on until there's no way...

It's cheap. Lay it on until there's no way anything can leak anywhere, and then add some more. May not be pretty, but it won't leak so nobody will ever see it. I just made sure there were no small...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,726
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have had zero issues. First one lasted two...

I have had zero issues. First one lasted two years of building and 3 years of flying. Still cranked but just a bit slower. On my second one now.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,862
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have the Halo as well and considered getting a...

I have the Halo as well and considered getting a CQ model. The in ear models are definitely comfortable on shorter flights but I have found they irritate the top of my ears after a few hours,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,862
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I recently upgraded to a Zulu 3, but still have...

I recently upgraded to a Zulu 3, but still have the original Zulu as well. While there is a difference, the original model still sounds great. I do like the new, tougher kevlar cable design of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The same happens to me. Seems the AHRS is...

The same happens to me. Seems the AHRS is confused when it gets airspeed data but the gps says it is sitting still. That?s different than losing gps altogether. The AHRS synthesizing a lot of data...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,803
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It's in the super-secret, "cheapskate" version of...

It's in the super-secret, "cheapskate" version of FF. It's black and white and runs on my flip-phone! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,803
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I don't get all the fuss - There's over 500...

I don't get all the fuss - There's over 500 hours on my $50 Suzuki alternator, and I can find a replacement at any autozone.

But to answer more productively, there was a poll a while back about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
When my starter whirred yesterday morning without...

When my starter whirred yesterday morning without engaging, 3 minutes on VAF led me to the Ford Crown Vic solenoid. 45 minutes later a new one was installed and I was on my way to breakfast. Exempt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,652
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Paul?s service is phenomenal, and the lights are...

Paul?s service is phenomenal, and the lights are great. I get envious questions from people all the time.

Chris
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-01-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,825
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It seems that it would be simple for Vans to A)...

It seems that it would be simple for Vans to A) Immediately update the incorrect manuals to list Vne in TAS and B) Publish an official and easily accessible statement that simply states that "Vne is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,825
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This whole thing is becoming eerily similar to...

This whole thing is becoming eerily similar to the sad story of the late Daniel Bernath, who was told in this forum and others repeatedly the errors of his ways, and eventually crashed and killed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,825
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
To add to the confusion, my manual circa 2016...

To add to the confusion, my manual circa 2016 says this, not that I ever plan to get anywhere close. I have always used TAS for my Vne/Vno after everything I have read on here, as it does make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Check out https://theraf.org/ they have an...

Check out https://theraf.org/ they have an airstrip map with info about camping. Not complete but a good start.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,474
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Only if you are flying for a few very specific...

Only if you are flying for a few very specific reasons, such as medical flights or maintenance. Those are when "extension applies".

Chris
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-15-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I've always wanted to check out Blackwater...

I've always wanted to check out Blackwater Airstrip up in the FL panhandle. There is on-site camping and basic facilities there it looks like. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,474
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Unfortunately this relief only applies to flights...

Unfortunately this relief only applies to flights under very specific circumstances, such as maintenance, re-positioning, or medical relief flights; not your everyday recreational flights. Not sure...
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