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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By RV8iator
Correct. If I remember itís on the PFD Options,...

Correct. If I remember itís on the PFD Options, but it is a soft key.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By RV8iator
This is not a pitch ladder offset, itís SV. Turn...

This is not a pitch ladder offset, itís SV. Turn off SV and they will match I bet.
See my post above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By RV8iator
The sport appears to have the synthetic vision...

The sport appears to have the synthetic vision on. With it on the horizon line shows above the ground level, level with plane altitude.. The higher you go, the higher above the ground the white line...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,154
Posted By RV8iator
It is the truth. VNE for these planes are...

It is the truth. VNE for these planes are TAS.
Ignore this at your own peril.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By RV8iator
Entertained the Blue Angels

Notice how the number 4 Blues pilot is wishing he could fly the Thunderbird 8.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By RV8iator
Fast..

I lost the engine in my 8 a few years back at 6,500 feet, about 6,000 agl. I stopped the prop and was on yhe ground in slightly over 5 minutes. Hartzell ACS wide bladed prop. I used 90ish KIAS and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,560
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Walt. The books seem to be mere guidelines...

Thanks Walt. The books seem to be mere guidelines to so many folks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,477
Posted By RV8iator
And F16 herders! Donít need no stinkin flare!!!

And F16 herders!

Donít need no stinkin flare!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,477
Posted By RV8iator
Tell that to the ďAĒ model drivers that dig in a...

Tell that to the ďAĒ model drivers that dig in a nose gear and end up on their backs.

This thread has run itís course for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,477
Posted By RV8iator
Tail wheel, yesÖ

Flying a tailwheel, (conventional gear) is exactly the same as flying a tricycle gear airplane. You can not tell any difference between them. Taxiing, taking off and landing them are a bit different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,247
Posted By RV8iator
Proponent

Iíve used about all of the EFBís over the years and about 5 years ago settled on Foreflight. Theyíre all pretty good and will do the basics. Like others have said, a mere pittance in the big picture....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By RV8iator
Easy winner

Andy Granatitelli was right way back when. STP hands down!
Forum: The RV Grin 03-11-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,255
Posted By RV8iator
Hopefully, we'll soon see a picture of her in the...

Hopefully, we'll soon see a picture of her in the front seat...
It's never too late...

Sorry I missed you all a while back. Hope to see you and your new ride soon.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By RV8iator
I agree with Iron

I flew with with a straight stick for about 1,500 hours and had the opportunity to get one welded with the bends in it.
Hands down,more comfortable for me. Arm rests naturally with no stretch. Just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By RV8iator
Radio boot

When the 430/530/650/750 etc. is booting up you will get a page that shows instrument panel self test.
Hereís a shot on 650, but they all have a page like this on boot up.

21658

This shows what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By RV8iator
Print W H A T? ?

If my alternator, battery, backup battery, EFIS, ipad and my phone battery all die then I will wish I had bought a raffle ticket on the way to this ill fated flight. I find the irony humorous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,741
Posted By RV8iator
Re-educating the masses..

This is netter than the primer wars, and even more!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Ice
Views: 3,711
Posted By RV8iator
Anyone whose been flying actual imc for years...

Anyone whose been flying actual imc for years knows there are very few, if any, hard and fast rules that apply to icing, except one. It can hurt you.
Educate yourself, always have an out and be safe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Ice
Views: 3,711
Posted By RV8iator
Iím amazed!!

Itís a wonder we donít have more accidents. Itís clear there needs to be better weather education.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,013
Posted By RV8iator
Sentry

I use my Sentry...multi purpose tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By RV8iator
SpaceX up close and personal

Slinky and I went down to Jupiter, Fl. to visit old sailing buddies. Lili is a retired NASA type from Houston and she told me SpaceX had a launch scheduled at 10:25 Thursday morning.
My trusty old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,461
Posted By RV8iator
Conroe, TX. has a bunch too!

Conroe, TX. has a bunch too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By RV8iator
They ROCK

Great news Scott.

As you said, JB Aircraft Engines ROCK.
1st class product.
1st class service.
1st class people!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By RV8iator
Pretty

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Hey Scott, great pics of Budís and Greeseís planes. Yours looks good to!
Merry Christmas!
Forum: Safety 12-11-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,162
Posted By RV8iator
My head hurts!

Any traffic in the area please advise!!

Departing the conversation.

Last call!

Youíall be safe out their and worry about the important stuff.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By RV8iator
Follow up

Well, thanks for steering me in the right direction. I installed a DSS2x121-0045B and with engine running and everything on the voltage drop was .3 volts. Perfect for me.
My old diode was a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,005
Posted By RV8iator
Well, a LOT of pilots still can fly without using...

Well, a LOT of pilots still can fly without using the autothrottles:)
That still doesnít make putting the AP head low a better choice.
Show me a pilot that is looking down at the throttle, mixture or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,005
Posted By RV8iator
Respectfully disagree

Been flying a long, long time in many different types.
IMHO, your placement of the AP controller is very good. Eyes up from your scan, visible when looking out and easily accessible with virtually...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-05-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By RV8iator
Eyes still bleeding,

But, you guys are educating me and that's a feat! Thanks for the info and insight.
Iíve ordered a couple DSS2x121-0045B diodes and will see if they can fix my problem. Iíll let you know.
I used to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks Vern, What type of batteries do you have?

Thanks Vern,
What type of batteries do you have?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By RV8iator
Electrical Supplier Help needed!

Folks, I know what I need is out there but I need help finding it.

I need a Schottky type diode with a .2 volt flow through rating. (or real close). Iíll admit up front Iím electrically challenged...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,468
Posted By RV8iator
Navigators are OK, but pound for pound Iíd rather...

Navigators are OK, but pound for pound Iíd rather have fuel!

Merry Christmas..
Forum: Tools 11-17-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,180
Posted By RV8iator
No sir

That was six or seven years ago and other than a few more tools it looks just like that today.

Itís nice to know exactly where whatever tool you need is!
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,180
Posted By RV8iator
It doubles as floss after TexMex..

It doubles as floss after TexMex..
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,180
Posted By RV8iator
For Everyday use around the plane

I set up a cart that has just about every tool needed for daily airframe and engine maintenance.
Larger box has all the building/metal/cutting/wiring etc.

I think you are now asking about building...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,061
Posted By RV8iator
+1. And extremely efficient.

+1.
And extremely efficient.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,124
Posted By RV8iator
I looked closely for the inscribed, ďHecho in...

I looked closely for the inscribed,
ďHecho in ChinaĒ
Iím sure itís hidden in there somewhere!
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,061
Posted By RV8iator
I usually respond with how much traffic is backed...

I usually respond with how much traffic is backed up at the roundabout north of the airport! Unless itís busy.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,061
Posted By RV8iator
Good answer. There are people who just do...

Good answer. There are people who just do irregular stuff because they think itís a good idea. It usually isnít and this is a prime example.
Any disagreeírs please advise!
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,061
Posted By RV8iator
ďAny traffic please adviseĒ is the only...

ďAny traffic please adviseĒ is the only specifically mentioned to NOT make transmission in the AIM. It is useless, jams the frequency and shows you donít read, or choose to follow the AIM. You can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By RV8iator
Iíve heard this ďold wives taleĒ from several...

Iíve heard this ďold wives taleĒ from several folks who heard it from a friend who heard it from someone else.
Never, ever seen anything official, except from round motor folks. If anybody has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,359
Posted By RV8iator
Missing one thing!

I ask all passengers to tuck their shirt tail in and if the barf to do it down the front of their shirt.

Truth or lie!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,397
Posted By RV8iator
Svelt..no plump

My 8 is full up IFR, dual or triple lots of things, excellent smoke, paint, interior, XPIO360, etc, etc, and I'm a very svelt 523.45 Kiloís.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By RV8iator
Popcorn isn't enough for this..

N..O..

space filler
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By RV8iator
Het Rich, what version software are you running...

Het Rich, what version software are you running now?
Forum: Florida (Central) 10-22-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV8iator
Both..

What Mel said, and WHEN itís time for an engine, Jimmy at JBAircraft in Sebring is absolutely top notch.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By RV8iator
Ainít that the truth.. WOT, RPM for phase of...

Ainít that the truth..
WOT,
RPM for phase of flight
FF as desired

Rinse, repeat!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By RV8iator
Write Jeff!

I tried a long time ago to get the obstacle warning tied to a gps speed some where in the flying range but it never got any traction at the GRT head shed. Seemed to me it would have been easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,078
Posted By RV8iator
Pretty harsh! The folks at Gallagher have been...

Pretty harsh!

The folks at Gallagher have been around RVís for many, many years trying to help us navigate through the minefield of ever changing insurance policies. Leah, as usual is putting out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,050
Posted By RV8iator
It worked!

Those are fiberglass decoys to make the Thunderbirds think theyíre not out practicing!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By RV8iator
More too it than that!

Don’t forget to purse your lips, squint, and wiggle your left toes and right pinky simultaneously. And a quick prayer for ignition.
This and most of the above techniques will get you going most...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,693
Posted By RV8iator
When I first got my 8 it had an angle valve...

When I first got my 8 it had an angle valve IO360, 200 hp Lyc and a Prince 74x93 prop. Static rpm without adjusting the mixture back was 1900. Long roll for an RV, say 800 feet, but once it got going...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,693
Posted By RV8iator
Well, over square is a subject for popcorn and...

Well, over square is a subject for popcorn and beer.

Personally, I never run squared. Once I push the throttle up for departure, I donít pull it back until close to the airport after descent.

If my...
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,813
Posted By RV8iator
Hi Katie

No help here, just great to see you smiling icon again..
Hey from me and Slinky..
Forum: Painting your RV 09-08-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,811
Posted By RV8iator
I totally agreeÖ My wife took one look at me and...

I totally agreeÖ My wife took one look at me and was SOLD, or tried to sell me, either wayÖI won
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By RV8iator
I used Mike Ibe at 3A4

See my post here. Itís not South Carolina, but real close.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191759
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By RV8iator
Just maybe..

Are there neon lights in your hangar?

Before I put LEDs in my hangar all my radios from 650 to handheld broke squelch.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,716
Posted By RV8iator
Iím truly amazed by some of these facetious...

Iím truly amazed by some of these facetious answers and the responses to them.

I hope my head doesnít explode.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,086
Posted By RV8iator
From the sidelines

Iíve been watching this thread since post 1. I did install all my GRT stuff myself but cheated a bit by using the Approach Fast Stack hub and cables and my friend James Clark is a guru on all things...
Forum: Safety 08-28-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 24,412
Posted By RV8iator
Old flying saying.. Iíd rather be lucky then...

Old flying saying..

Iíd rather be lucky then good any day.
Forum: ADS-B 08-26-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,697
Posted By RV8iator
The word ďairlinesĒ says a lot in the post above....

The word ďairlinesĒ says a lot in the post above. When I was at the airlines, a small percentage of us pilots flew general aviation stuff. Those that didnít didnít know squat about flying general...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,541
Posted By RV8iator
Congratulations!

Outstanding. You’ve just acquired your ticket to learn!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,321
Posted By RV8iator
Never stop moving it.

OR, if you really want to have fun and never STOP moving your throttle, do formation loops! Then it becomes about inside or outside the circle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,230
Posted By RV8iator
First year college

Freshman English finally put to a good use.
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