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Forum: International 05-29-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By rolivi
Can we thread bend? Now that the DR is...

Can we thread bend? Now that the DR is welcoming us, what theoretical flight plan would get me there from DFW area in an RV-6A?


Would be quite the adventure.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Posted By rolivi
My insurance, and I'm told many others, is more...

My insurance, and I'm told many others, is more concerned with whether it's a tailwheel or nosewheel.
Forum: ADS-B 05-17-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By rolivi
I have the GTX327 and tailbeacon combo. Works...

I have the GTX327 and tailbeacon combo. Works great, and it was an easy install.

I request PAPRs after most of my flights and have never seen any RED on them, so I know they're doing their jobs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By rolivi
Just spend your time building instead of using...

Just spend your time building instead of using your "special purpose" and don't expect to fund your hobby with your second "job"
Forum: California 04-17-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By rolivi
+1 on KFUL over KSNA.

+1 on KFUL over KSNA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,220
Posted By rolivi
I use Weathermeister to plan and fltplan.go or...

I use Weathermeister to plan and fltplan.go or fltplan.com to file.

Fltplan is free!

ed: Saw your issue with fltplan. bummer
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By rolivi
If we're talking D-land... The HS34 module does...

If we're talking D-land...

The HS34 module does send the course selection back to the 430W which could in turn command his autopilot.

Many assumptions there.
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By rolivi
Sounds like a good question for the dynon support...

Sounds like a good question for the dynon support forum.

But for our pondering, which Dynon EFIS do you have?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,508
Posted By rolivi
Normal take-off 0 flap

Normally I'm in the zero flap camp.

But I occasionally demonstrate full flap take offs. Those occasions happen when I get distracted and they stay where they were.

SOP for me is: After landing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By rolivi
I have D100 with AP74 and HS34. Navs are 430W...

I have D100 with AP74 and HS34. Navs are 430W and SL30 Happy to assist with operational questions. I didn't do the install, or build the plane, though.

Another interesting thing is to find the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By rolivi
This is from the D100 manual bur it should be the...

This is from the D100 manual bur it should be the same:

CDI/Glideslope Indicators
When the EFIS-D100 is receiving CDI or glideslope information from a GPS or NAV radio, they can be displayed on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-04-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,893
Posted By rolivi
Can you add a poll answer option for having a...

Can you add a poll answer option for having a standby alternator?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By rolivi
Perhaps I'm odd. I am right handed but when...

Perhaps I'm odd.

I am right handed but when flying left seat I always use left hand on the stick. Also, when I fly pipenas I use only the left hand on the yoke.

I've never flown my RV from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By rolivi
This statement interests me. I sometimes rent...

This statement interests me.

I sometimes rent when I need more than 2 seats or need to carry more stuffs. That's obviously not going to be same make and model. Do I need a separate non-owned...
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,293
Posted By rolivi
Does this product eliminate stepping on the seats?

Does this product eliminate stepping on the seats?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By rolivi
+1 on calling Gallagher, and here's the person to...

+1 on calling Gallagher, and here's the person to ask for:

Leah Ringeisen Light Aircraft Account Executive
direct: 877-520-6247 | fax: 636-532-3646
Forum: Texas (North) 11-08-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By rolivi
I'm guessing at least one T67 resident. But...

I'm guessing at least one T67 resident.

But that's just a guess
Forum: Texas (North) 11-03-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By rolivi
If I was being transferred to Plano I'd dust off...

If I was being transferred to Plano I'd dust off my resume and find something else.

KADS is a horrid airport. Far too busy, so plan on wasting a lot of 100LL if you base/train there.

KTKI...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-01-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By rolivi
I have dual LS on my O-320 and I do the runup at...

I have dual LS on my O-320 and I do the runup at 1700 RPM.

Don't know if that would change anything. Just a data point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By rolivi
+1 on the 5-point Hookers. When I bought my...

+1 on the 5-point Hookers.

When I bought my plane it had 4 point. When I re-did the interior I got colour matched 5-point Hookers (latching) through Classic Aero.

Look great, very secure, and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,238
Posted By rolivi
This thread has gone way off the rails.

This thread has gone way off the rails.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,029
Posted By rolivi
+1 But truth be known, Leah is my broker so when...

+1

But truth be known, Leah is my broker so when I saw the post I knew the perspective would be insurance, not regulatory.

For for those of you who are not using Gallagher: Give them a call at...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,904
Posted By rolivi
Sounds like either way you'll be there for the...

Sounds like either way you'll be there for the Wed Night airshow, which is usually good to see.

Monday has a band in the evening, some have been, shall we say, better than others. Not sure if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,256
Posted By rolivi
Usual Saturday morning... 1.5 hours of IFR...

Usual Saturday morning... 1.5 hours of IFR training.

Next weekend will be a more interesting report, weather permitting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,500
Posted By rolivi
Sorry I missed you. I went out for some partial...

Sorry I missed you. I went out for some partial panel, a really bad unpublished hold, and the RNAV to 'cheap gas' ($3.90 is cheap these days)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By rolivi
I have a Bruce's canopy cover and it's an easy...

I have a Bruce's canopy cover and it's an easy off/on when parking outside is required. I'd say 5 mins or less on the pre or post flight.

My planes is normally hangared at home, but that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,211
Posted By rolivi
That doesn't match my direct experience (at...

That doesn't match my direct experience (at Airventure no less)

I had wing damage requiring replacing the forward skin outboard of the tanks. The deciding point, as I was told, was that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,297
Posted By rolivi
Another Saturday morning of IFR...

Another Saturday morning of IFR instruction.

Partial panel work, and the RNAV18L @KDTO

Getting my confidence back... just need to retake the written (expired)
Forum: GPS 03-12-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,400
Posted By rolivi
Reviving an old thread

If I connect 430W to the 696 for flight plan and direct to transfer, will it effect the connection from my GDL-39 for ADS-B in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,328
Posted By rolivi
Paint beautification process has begun. Tip to...

Paint beautification process has begun. Tip to toe buffed out. Ceramic coating will be applied when the humidity goes down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,244
Posted By rolivi
I did 2 takeoffs and landings. Starting back on...

I did 2 takeoffs and landings.

Starting back on IR. Went ALL THE WAY from T67 to KFWS. Shot the RNAV 17R at Spinks and came home.

Now I'm looking to fix a small issue. The 4 on my transponder...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By rolivi
So much for the lofty goal of not regurgitating...

So much for the lofty goal of not regurgitating the "discussion".
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By rolivi
I'll be following this thread as I am considering...

I'll be following this thread as I am considering the same question, but on a O-320.

Might I suggest changing the thread title to include "Back-up" This will help us all to not drift into the B&C...
Forum: Autopilots 01-04-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By rolivi
Given that you've installed a D-100, the least...

Given that you've installed a D-100, the least cost method is to get the two servos ($1600) and call it done. In this case you would be controlling it straight from the D-100 menu system.

For an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,435
Posted By rolivi
I'm just imagining all the ways this thread can...

I'm just imagining all the ways this thread can go seriously wrong.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By rolivi
Please confirm this with the mothership. IIRC...

Please confirm this with the mothership.

IIRC when I needed to replace the engine mount and gear strut on my 6A in 2005, the replacement was a newer design.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,549
Posted By rolivi
Wasn't going to add this, but here I go. I'm a...

Wasn't going to add this, but here I go.

I'm a guy who folded the nose gear, at Oshkosh of course. Didn't flip over. How can that be?

Anyway, as Scroll indicated there are some Anti-splat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,549
Posted By rolivi
Please to explain "steering wheel." Are you not...

Please to explain "steering wheel." Are you not aware that all RVs use differential breaking for ground steering?

Your assertion on flip over is equally accurate, meaning, not at all.
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,311
Posted By rolivi
323 data points of the how many VAF members (2020...

323 data points of the how many VAF members (2020 says 1746 contributed) is an 18% response rate, and I know there are countless non-contributors and contribution waived members which reduce the...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,311
Posted By rolivi
So, you're stating that the responses resulted in...

So, you're stating that the responses resulted in a sample size (my points 1 and 2) of sufficient merit? You and I would be a sample size of 2 with 100% success for PP, therefore it is 100%...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,311
Posted By rolivi
There's plenty of confirmation bias in the...

There's plenty of confirmation bias in the non-scientific poll.

1) The response rate is a very small portion of the membership who were polled.
2) The entire membership polled cannot possibly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,039
Posted By rolivi
From my (limited) understanding, the viscosity...

From my (limited) understanding, the viscosity for lubricating all those moving parts is more important than eliminating H2O. And the viscosity is related to the operating temperature.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,023
Posted By rolivi
Thanks! Order placed

Thanks! Order placed
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,023
Posted By rolivi
Reviving an old thread. Any 2020 suggestions out...

Reviving an old thread.

Any 2020 suggestions out there? Also any follow-up on the the ones previously mentioned would be great.

Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-17-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By rolivi
Get in touch with Jay Honeck at Amelia's Landing...

Get in touch with Jay Honeck at Amelia's Landing (361) 749-5572

He'll probably be able to steer you in the right direction.
Forum: Interiors 02-01-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,062
Posted By rolivi
Sid... I have the CAD Sportsman seats, not...

Sid...

I have the CAD Sportsman seats, not Aviator, but your welcome to come over and have a sit.

Edit: Thanks, Rob. Will look you up next time I'm out at Hicks....Sid
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,285
Posted By rolivi
I did AOPA for 2 years and before switching to...

I did AOPA for 2 years and before switching to Gallagher. 3yrs and no thoughts of another change.

I recommend them to anyone looking for coverage here and on other GA forums.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-09-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,126
Posted By rolivi
My favorite was a former police cruiser that they...

My favorite was a former police cruiser that they did not re-enable the rear passenger interior door handles or the rear windows.

The people in the back seat got the felon treatment :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-06-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By rolivi
Not RV, but still castering nose wheels with...

Not RV, but still castering nose wheels with pants...

There's a POA fly in to Gaston's every year, right around Petit Jean timing, and a friend brings either his Grumman Traveler or SR-22. No...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By rolivi
You might call Anti Splat Aero and ask them if...

You might call Anti Splat Aero and ask them if they're working on one for the -12.

I have one for my -6 and I like it.
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,712
Posted By rolivi
The absolute last failure I care about while...

The absolute last failure I care about while flying is ADS-B. In or Out.
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,790
Posted By rolivi
What's that saying about grains of salt? There...

What's that saying about grains of salt?

There are three types of people who live in Texas.
1) Texans
2) People who've moved to Texas and like it
3) People who can't wait to get out

Hopefully...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,790
Posted By rolivi
You're gonna want to be South of there so you can...

You're gonna want to be South of there so you can "reverse commute"

Traffic is **** over there.
Forum: Texas (South) 04-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By rolivi
T67 and KFTW are both much closer than...

T67 and KFTW are both much closer than 52F.

Parking at T67 is easy, right in front of the Beacon, and some grass a little North.

KFTW has two FBOs and you can get a rental or Uber.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By rolivi
Probe to the remote compass should be all you...

Probe to the remote compass should be all you need.

The "nice to add" would be the H34 for easier HSI control.
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By rolivi
IFR charts are on a 28 day cycle. I've never...

IFR charts are on a 28 day cycle. I've never heard of buying a single cycle for a database. I do know people that buy a current paper set to be ready for check rides.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By rolivi
Here's how I did...

Here's how I did mine.

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Slideshow/i-9tm8mdZ/0/0f7ad7f1/M/OAT-M.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,840
Posted By rolivi
I'm gonna jump out with NO straight out of the...

I'm gonna jump out with NO straight out of the gate.

A WAAS position indicating unit is ONLY good for the ADS-B mandate.
ADS-B out only, such as 330ES, is perfectly legal in rules airspace with a...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By rolivi
You say "Titanium leading edge deals with the...

You say "Titanium leading edge deals with the rain problem associated with composite props."

My three blade Catto has Nickel leading edges. When did they move to Titanium?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,674
Posted By rolivi
Please cite a FAR on this. I disagree...

Please cite a FAR on this.

I disagree because:
1) the safety pilot need not be PIC.
2) Basic med pilots may be PIC.
3) Basic med pilots may be IR rated and current.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,684
Posted By rolivi
Anyone search for the last time this discussion...

Anyone search for the last time this discussion cropped up?

Jan 2017: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=145859&highlight=short+n-numbers

Thread got closed that time. No...
Forum: COMM 03-23-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By rolivi
If it's for #2 radio you could try an Archer Comm...

If it's for #2 radio you could try an Archer Comm antenna in a wingtip. They get mixed reviews for comm.

But to my knowledge Comm should not be split like the Nav can.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,189
Posted By rolivi
Here is the panel that he's working...

Here is the panel that he's working with:

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Slideshow/i-23VdBK7/0/2ff1c644/M/mhpanel-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By rolivi
Get the lip skid too. I have both on my...

Get the lip skid too. I have both on my 6A.

And I have his gust lock, thinking about the easy out bar, and maybe someday the Almost a 14 mod.
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