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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hawg Driver
Iíve used this same technique with success

Iíve used this same technique with success
Forum: RV-4 01-08-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,876
Posted By Hawg Driver
Ditto

I completely concur! Great work from Russ and peace of mind that it was fixed right.
Forum: Southeast 01-04-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,187
Posted By Hawg Driver
Why start new?

I didnít want to start a new thread just for my silly video, so I searched the forums for a aerobatic thread and added it there - I didnít realize how old the thread was!

I appreciate the confidence...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hawg Driver
Some great tricks, will use these next time... A...

Some great tricks, will use these next time...

A word of caution on the plunger...Iíve seen one fall completely out and down into oil pan on an O-540. A magic man of a A&P I know was able to fish it...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,876
Posted By Hawg Driver
Watch the back side of the cage...

If you can confirm that the cracks donít go through to the back side, I like the plan of welding in place. When I found cracks there, we used UV penetrant dye and found the cracks were bigger and...
Forum: Southeast 01-02-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,187
Posted By Hawg Driver
Unsolicited video

Doing my best to start 2021 right. Here is my video of by beta Sporty Free for 2021...put to music that I hope CommieTube wonít call a copyright violation. Far from a perfect routine. Details are in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,760
Posted By Hawg Driver
Nope...not missing a thing

Nope...not missing a thing
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,670
Posted By Hawg Driver
Fuel Pumps...

In my Comanche the mechanical fuel pump failed within a few hours of a fresh engine overhaul. Tempest fuel pumps seem to be doing everything they can do to ruin the idea that mechanical fuel pumps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Hawg Driver
Thanks, Ron

It was an amazing weekend. Wagging in at 10k? MSL almost over the top Falcon Stadium was very unique. My 12 year old son flew out with me and was my crew chief for the weekend, strapping me in,...
Forum: Safety 08-25-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 100,100
Posted By Hawg Driver
Fort Smith, AR

Not too close but I have room for 1 in KFSM (Fort Smith AR)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,440
Posted By Hawg Driver
Air Pressure

If you have a compete brain failure and remove one bolt before removing the air pressure from the tube, it will bend the two remaining bolts.

Don't bother asking me how I know...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,348
Posted By Hawg Driver
Worth it if you want fan to keep spinning upside down

I, also not a builder but consider myself mechanically handy, replaced carb with Ellison TBI. Used original AirBox and have great results. Slightly Modified exisiting carb heat to fit, original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,036
Posted By Hawg Driver
1st for Willy!

And 1st for the regional series for you!

A handful more RVs getting started and we can really have a movement here

Cheers,
Balls
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,036
Posted By Hawg Driver
It's not completely making up for it but...

Hi RVers,
I haven't posted on the board for a while, but Ron and Bill did a great job documenting nationals...and Bill was correct when he said "I had one of those moments" during my first flight....
Forum: Safety 09-01-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 100,100
Posted By Hawg Driver
Fort Smith, AR

I have an empty hangar for a couple more weeks...KFSM
Forum: RV-4 09-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,781
Posted By Hawg Driver
Wow...

Sounds like you are doing great work. Keep it up and show us your progress when you come up for air.

Cheers,
Balls
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,076
Posted By Hawg Driver
Use the force, Luke...

Just kidding... kind of.

In reality, I'd love to have a fixed, wingtip mounting device like the one featured on the link above. I'd love to say I'll get to that this next off season but I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,262
Posted By Hawg Driver
Concur!

I concur - I think we can start to build some momentum, especially if we pool techniques and ideas.

Cheers,
Balls
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,248
Posted By Hawg Driver
Thanks for the kinds words

Appreciate the complement - I've received a few over the last few days, but I must be at the very end of the distro list as I just got my copy last night.

I make it a point to not make hollow offers...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,527
Posted By Hawg Driver
Could you please explain further???

I've never heard of this, but I'm far from a photo/video expert. Is this a lens cover or software? Thanks.
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,486
Posted By Hawg Driver
Great to hear

Keep up the good work. RV's can complete well in the Sportsman category with good training and practice. We in IAC would like to see more RVs out there!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,354
Posted By Hawg Driver
Depends on why...are the inverted capabilities of...

Depends on why...are the inverted capabilities of the TBI important to you? I just finished converting my O-320 to Ellison TBI, but only because I wanted the inverted capabilities. If that wasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
Appreciate the compliments. I'm happy to answer...

Appreciate the compliments. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have on getting started. Either on this forum or through messages/phone. Competitions are great fun and the people who go are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
Fly south???

Well, if you ever come down Arkansas way, give me a shout and we can discuss/fly in person!

Cheers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
Well...

Well, I was talking about the one we could take out for a ride... I'll stop there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
I have the article in word/PDF without the...

I have the article in word/PDF without the pictures, and would be happy to see it as a sticky in pure text if there is a desire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
Are you bringing her, at least?

Are you bringing her, at least?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
It's on the schedule but...

I'm now knee deep in inverted systems installation. I hope to be done well before the USAFA event, but lots of life getting in the way. Are you competing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
Concur completely - for my routine, I plan on...

Concur completely - for my routine, I plan on exiting the entire maneuver 1,000' below entry for a 1 turn spin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
Doug, My RV-4 is very light up front. O-320,...

Doug,
My RV-4 is very light up front. O-320, fixed composite prop, Odyssey battery installed under control panel. Even with the light nose, the pitch attitude is still quite low during a spin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,405
Posted By Hawg Driver
RV Aerobatics Magazine Article

Hi Everyone,
At the national championships last year, I was asked if I would be interested in writing an article for the IAC magazine, specifically about getting more RVs involved. First of all,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,254
Posted By Hawg Driver
Club Prop?

Any chance it was a test club prop? Some of them look like a submarine screw and a corkscrew created an offspring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,969
Posted By Hawg Driver
depends on your seat cushons

Before calling, recommend measuring your seat cushions in your bird. Most if not all of you will be removing the back (and possibly bottom) seat cushions when wearing the rig. Recommend getting the...
Forum: RV-4 12-06-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,781
Posted By Hawg Driver
Good luck

I hope you found yourself a gem. Please keep us updated.

Cheers,
Patric
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,625
Posted By Hawg Driver
More support...

This isn't just a RV issue, either. This is affecting every type of experimental aircraft, including many warbirds. A good friend of mine had to leave a very well-paying NASCAR flyby on the table...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,691
Posted By Hawg Driver
Way to go...

Congrats, Bill!

Hope we can cross paths next year and get two RV-4s in the same competition.

Cheers,
Patric
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
No, I probably misread it. That makes more sense...

No, I probably misread it. That makes more sense as compared to somethings I've heard elsewhere. I hope you have a great contest this weekend - fly well, fly safe.


Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
I wish I could!!!

I wish I could make it to Kansas this weekend. But both my kids have big roles in the church production this weekend and I've already missed too many things this year.

I was curious if a stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
Nice

Yikes...nice snap out of the vertical...nice job recovering!

Interesting your take on hammers...my experience is close to Willy's with my carbureted -4...I have about two seconds on the vertical up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
While I'll continue to fight to keep the...

While I'll continue to fight to keep the sportsman routine compatible with non-inverted equipped aircraft, my major project for the winter is adding inverted fuel and oil to my -4, for exactly the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
Dave - is your RV carb or injected? Just curious...

Dave - is your RV carb or injected? Just curious how well your hammers and such do. Mine is carburated and it's quite the adventure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
Interesting

I always enjoy reading other's take on challenges and difficulties of certain maneuvers because it always seems that each pilot/aircraft combo has it's own qualities.

I agree with your points about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
I like it

Eric,

I think you are on the right track with that proposal. My only concern is that a hammer might be tough for a no-kidding first timer. I would recommend changing the spin to a 1 1/4, to a comp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
Sweet

Ron,
For what it's worth, I'm pushing hard to make the primary a longer, but not harder, sequence. I think you'd agree a four figure sequence really isn't worth traveling for more than maybe once....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
Bill, Thanks for the kind words. Hope to find...

Bill,
Thanks for the kind words. Hope to find a way to meet you soon...the Barnards spoke very highly of you, and they took great care of me.

Cheers,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hawg Driver
Competition Aerobatics - IAC

Hello everyone,

I have been encouraged by a few fellow RVers to post a quick impression of my first year competing in IAC. I can honestly say it has been overwhelmingly positive. Established...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,329
Posted By Hawg Driver
If you come this week...

If you come this week, you can watch aerobatic nationals happening at GYI...and the sole RV competing in it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,641
Posted By Hawg Driver
I guess I have to stop lurking...

I guess I have to stop lurking if my name is mentioned...

My advice is to do it if you have the proper training and experience. I found everyone more than friendly. If you have a question, then...
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