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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Leland
Kaiser Basic Med

My Kaiser doctor, Amitabh Joglekar in San Ramon, did my Basic Med without problem.
Forum: California 11-10-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,539
Posted By Leland
Kaiser sign off

My Kaiser physician in San Ramon signed off on my Basic Med based on my annual physicals. I just emailed him the request, and then sent the letter for him to sign. No problem although I've had cancer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,667
Posted By Leland
Apartment above Hangar row behind Dynon Tent

Next year enjoy an almost new apartment adjacent and above a large hangar at Stead airport. Apartment has a long porch with a view of most of the Reno Races pit area and a clear view of all of the...
Forum: California 01-29-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By Leland
using Google Earth

By using Google Earth with the search term "Avangrid Renewables - Manzana Wind, LLC," and then scrolling due west about 5 miles, Google shows three runways, one of which is closed. Several buildings...
Forum: California 04-16-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By Leland
A&P

Neil, I sent you a private message regarding an A&P here at Livermore (LVK).
Forum: California 03-11-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,280
Posted By Leland
Crash at Mercey two week ago

A Sonex landed short at Mercey two weeks ago. The pilot said ?It?s just a dirt strip, it?s not an airport, there?s no windsock. When I was coming in I could feel quite a bit of tail wind and some...
Forum: California 02-03-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By Leland
Two possibilities

I sent you a private message regarding two possible hanger rentals at the Livermore airport.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,942
Posted By Leland
Weak Fuel Pump

With 850 hours since new on a new Vans O320, I noticed my fuel pressure was reading about 0.6 psi, on climb out, after shutting the electric pump off. Since the fuel pressure came up to about 5 psi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By Leland
My Nexus 7 died yesterday

I am unable to swipe the screen and get to the apps, or to communicate with it via a USB cable. They have stopped making the 7" so I'll have to use my Android phone for a while as an IFLY backup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By Leland
used Nexus 7

Amazon Warehouse is selling Nexus 7's for as low as $124. I've bought used and refurbished stuff from them before, with good results.
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 129,754
Posted By Leland
But do you see all the local traffic when the...

But do you see all the local traffic when the airliners are overhead, or do you only see ADS-B Out equipped local traffic?
Forum: ADS-B 09-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 129,754
Posted By Leland
Pete, when you see the "big boys upstairs", can...

Pete, when you see the "big boys upstairs", can you also see the little boys below them, when you are close enough?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,117
Posted By Leland
Leak in static

I had a leak in my static system due to a missing insert. JR Rutkosky fixed it for no additional charge while doing my bi-annual pitot-static check. It only took him ten minutes to find the leak an...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,006
Posted By Leland
Test the mounting

Try reading your AHARS with the shoulder-harness metal-cable hanging down, then pull the harness so that it is in the same relative position as when flying. Then read the AHARS again, to see if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,638
Posted By Leland
And if you don't need to connect to a Mode C...

And if you don't need to connect to a Mode C transponder, then you can buy an earlier model of the Skyguard for only $999 from Adventure Pilot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,638
Posted By Leland
Internal GPS's

Both the Navworx and SkyGuard sites say they have internal GPS's.

Navworx: Contains internal GPS system - does not require an externally connected GPS. (but their price list shows $59 for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,638
Posted By Leland
Price comparison

Comparing the Navworx and Skyguard units shows a relatively small price differential. The Navworx store (http://www.navworx.com/navworx_store/Experimental_Aircraft_Transceivers/ADS600_EXP.html) ,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,616
Posted By Leland
Red face Bear was great fun, but..

Woke up at 2:00 am to hear somebody munching on my ice chest, a few inches away from my face. Only lost a few apples and some leftover spaghetti sauce.
Forum: California 09-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By Leland
Dale Combs in Los Banos

Dale Combs in Los Banos has a very nice self-built RV4 and he is a CFI II. He did a couple of bi-annuals for me, in 2006 and 2008. If you need his phone numbers, send me a private mail.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,611
Posted By Leland
100 W bulbs

Kurt, Monument Auto in Livermore sells 100 W bulbs, and they are amazingly cheap. I have two in my plane. If you want to try a higher current/voltage source, I can drop off my old Odyssey battery,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,995
Posted By Leland
Stuck in the mud

I recently stuck my RV9A in mud right up to all three wheel pants. We got it out by attaching a fabric towline to the nose gear between the fairing and the pant, and the other end to a Jeep Cherokee...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By Leland
Saw it

We saw your plane a few weeks ago on the ramp at Nut Tree, and really enjoyed looking at your creative paint scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,995
Posted By Leland
Regret

My only regret is that I did not get out to the airport early enough this morning to see Paul's -3. He must have left at sunup.
Leland
Forum: Safety 11-19-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By Leland
Wakefulness testing

I have OSA (with a BMI of 22.5) and use a CPAP. To qualify for Medical Certification, I had to take a Wakefulness test. My sleep doctor required that I undergo four test periods of 40 minutes each,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-11-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,109
Posted By Leland
Four-wheel drive in Death Valley

Here is an excellent read about four Germans who vanished in Death Valley 15 years ago. Leland

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/search-and-rescue/the-hunt-for-the-death-valley-germans/
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,527
Posted By Leland
Height

At 6' 3" you should not have much problem. I'm still 6' 5" and do fine, but I put my feet in front, or to the side, of the rudder pedals. My brother in law comes along sometimes, and he is 6' 7" and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,894
Posted By Leland
Our own Jeremy Constant

Here is a recent video by RV7AJeremy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By Leland
Wing Bolt Lube

I suppose if you use LPS 3, it won't migrate as much since it is more viscous and it seems to harden or polymerize in time. It is designed for anti-corrosion applications. Some people use a wax like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,783
Posted By Leland
Phytosterols

The active ingredient in Centrum Cardio is phytosterols, plus a few vitamins. Phytosterols supposedly absorb cholesterol in the gut, not allowing it to be pass into the blood stream. They may give a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,757
Posted By Leland
CAFE test results

The CAFE Foundation tested an RV-9A some years ago. CAFE no longer has the results posted on their website, but Ted Chang has a copy on his site:...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,508
Posted By Leland
Cheaper ELTs

Tagpilotsupply has even cheaper ELT units, but I have never bought anything from them. Their price for the 406/121.5 Replacement Kit ACK is $550. They also sell Pointers....
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,653
Posted By Leland
RV weights

Weights for 15 RV9 and RV9A models can be found at:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApD8Jl0C8SZbdDhXbG1RMzE3WnIzdFBiZUZBSWliM3c&authkey=CKfSj8oC&hl=en&authkey=CKfSj8oC#gid=0

This...
Forum: GPS 09-14-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By Leland
Noah, I have a new copy of Instrument Flying, 4th...

Noah, I have a new copy of Instrument Flying, 4th Edition, by Richard L. Taylor that is well rated on Amazon. I will gladly mail it to you and pay the shipping, if you will make a donation to Doug...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,262
Posted By Leland
How does sunlight visibility of the Nexus 7...

How does sunlight visibility of the Nexus 7 compare to that of the iPad?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,714
Posted By Leland
Friday arrival

I'll be arriving late Friday afternoon. The local motel was filled when I called a week ago, but one of the chapter members is taking me in, and parking my plane in front of his hangar. What a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,724
Posted By Leland
AvnWx does everything that Navmonster and...

AvnWx does everything that Navmonster and Runwayfinder did, and more, for free.
http://maps.avnwx.com/

Leland
Forum: Propellers 07-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By Leland
Chapter Balancer

If you belonged to 663, Livermore Chapter, you could use theirs and balance your own prop. You could also weigh your plane on their electronic scales.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,776
Posted By Leland
AvnWx and Weathermeister comparison

Jeremy, I spent an hour on each site and find that both sites have an amazing amount of useful information. AvnWx does have TFRs, restricted and special use airspaces right on their free-access map,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,776
Posted By Leland
Weathermeister vs AvnWx

How does Weathermeister compare to AvnWx? A full Weathermeister subscription is $50/year and http://maps.avnwx.com/ runs $35.
Leland
RV9A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By Leland
replacing carb

I recently reinstalled my carb and had a fuel leak at the inlet fitting, even with a new copper washer and proper torquing. An A&P told me that is a notorous area for leakage with a Marvel Dribbler....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By Leland
Car Rentals

Rent a car from an airport more than 100 miles away. Fly both planes to Oshkosh, and then fly one pilot to that other airport. The closer it gets to Airventure time, the further away you must go to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By Leland
PC-625 in a -9A

I've been using an Odessy PC-625 for 6 1/2 years in a -9A and it works fine. The PC-625 is a pound lighter than a PC-680, has almost identical specs, but it does not fit correctly in Vans battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,347
Posted By Leland
Citizen Bike in a slider

I have the Miami Citizen bike and find it very difficult to put into the back of my RV9A slider. I tend to scratch paint and screw up the Derailleure brakes putting it in. It is heavy and difficult...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,561
Posted By Leland
Checkoway weight and balance sheet

Here is a copy of Dan's webpage.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?authkey=CKfSj8oC&key=0ApD8Jl0C8SZbdDhXbG1RMzE3WnIzdFBiZUZBSWliM3c&hl=en&authkey=CKfSj8oC#gid=0
Forum: COMM 01-02-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By Leland
Thank you

I'm glad I asked the question. PS Engineering is what I will order tomorrow.
Leland
Forum: COMM 01-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By Leland
Intercom with mis-matched headsets

My SL-40 has always had a marginal intercom, but now that I have a Zulu headset with a non-ANR Peltor headset for the passenger, the PAX sound levels are almost inaudible. Has anybody on this list...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Leland
Paint

For paint, I believe that Craig Catto uses PPG on the front faces, and for the propeller backs he uses: ACE Interior/Exterior Premium Enamel Wrought Iron Flat Black 17003/17003.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By Leland
CFII in Los Banos

I've used Dale Combs in Los Banos. He is a CFII and has a self-built and very fast RV4. He has done two biannuals for me. The numbers that Ihave for him are: office=559-659-3045, home=209-826-5461 ...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,091
Posted By Leland
A longer article re cannonball

Here is a somewhat longer article about the loose cannon ball. We sometimes see Adam Savage, the red-haired one, on the streets of Oakland....
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,255
Posted By Leland
RV-9A Fuel flows

My fuel-burn rate for a 2.9 hour flight from Livermore, California to Wells, Nevada averaged 6.2 gallons/hour (GPH), including a full-throttle climb to 13,500?, cruise and decent. The burn rate at...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,156
Posted By Leland
Pulsation dampener

I bought one of the spherical dampeners from Matronics and mounted in on the cockpit side of the firewall, between the electric fuel pump and the gascolator. It seemed to work ok there but I was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,734
Posted By Leland
Since I have a fixed pitch propeller and a...

Since I have a fixed pitch propeller and a carburetor, I lean while watching the RPM and listening to the engine. I lean until the engine sounds a bit rough and then richen a 1/4 turn. I have not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,734
Posted By Leland
RV-9A GPH at altitude

I thought the following data might be of interest to RV9A pilots.

This data was taken on my recent trip to Vetterman?s Black Hills Flyin. (This was by far the best flyin that I?ve been to.)

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By Leland
FAA request for additional information

In June the FAA requested another letter from my physician with a even more detailed status report on my medical conditions. This request was for information beyond a detailed letter and lab results...
Forum: California 06-28-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,565
Posted By Leland
Hangar space at Livermoe

I don't personally know of any hangars available at Livermore, but you might try attending the July 7th Livermore EAA meeting and advertising your need. Normally 30 or so people attend.
Leland
RV9A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,938
Posted By Leland
66X70 Catto

My 3-blade 66X70 Catto prop on an O320 driven -9A has a static RPM of about 2250 with a full throttle speed of 189 mph at about 2600 RPM. Craig can fine tune the outer few inches of your prop to...
Forum: California 01-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,672
Posted By Leland
My plane was painted by Matthews in Yerrington....

My plane was painted by Matthews in Yerrington. Their quote was $5,000 and the final price was $6,300, due to fiberglass work and a paint upgrade. The problem I have with the paint job is the large...
Forum: California 01-25-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,672
Posted By Leland
Aircraft painting in Salinas

Juan at T&P in Salinas has done excellent jobs on five RVs at Livermore. I strongly recommend him.
Leland

T & P Aero Refinishers
203 Skyway Blvd
Salinas, California 93905-3328
408-422-6158...
Forum: California 01-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,102
Posted By Leland
Bay Area Airports

Four more options: Livermore, Tracy, Byron and Concord. Livermore (LVK) has a hangar waiting list years-long but it does have tie-downs for about $130/month, Tracy (TCY) or Byron (C83) may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,022
Posted By Leland
I just donated

I hope Runwayfinder and NavMonster come back up soon. These are my two favorite sites.
Leland
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,775
Posted By Leland
MWT

My sleep specialist insisted on testing to the full accredited standard, but he charged the test to Medicare and accepted that as full payment. I was lucky enough that my sleep-room was not fully...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Leland
RV9A parts list

Tom, I e-mailed you a copy of an Excel parts list for the 9A.
Leland
RV9A
460 hours
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,872
Posted By Leland
RV-9A on it's Back

Was the N-number of Ray's aircraft that had engine failure N858JK? The FAA lists its engine manufacturer as AMA/EXPR. What kind of an engine is...
Forum: California 05-31-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,806
Posted By Leland
I was in the pool one morning when an attack...

I was in the pool one morning when an attack helicopter snuck down the valley and passed overhead at 50 feet. We were not aware of them until an extremely loud noise jolted us out of lethargy. They...
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