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Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Ironflight
On the shutdown, yes - sequentially, per the...

On the shutdown, yes - sequentially, per the procedure.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-24-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,114
Posted By Ironflight
Flew in from Nevada in three hops on Thursday -...

Flew in from Nevada in three hops on Thursday - one stop at Rawlins, another in Albert Lea - I love an RV-8 at 13.5K with 10-15 knots of tailwind…..finished fueling in Albert Lea about 1530 local -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Ironflight
I had a lot of time to think on this on my trip...

I had a lot of time to think on this on my trip to OSH Mike - I got to wondering if the fact that you have the backup SD-8 alternator on all the time might have something to do with creating a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-20-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,026
Posted By Ironflight
Just remember folks, the Oshkosh arrival NOTAM is...

Just remember folks, the Oshkosh arrival NOTAM is not about YOU….it is about EVERYBODY! We work together, we give and take, to get everyone in safely. The High/Low discussion happens every year, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Ironflight
Since I built the little jet entirely with...

Since I built the little jet entirely with ClickBond products, I’ve got quite a number of silicone stems/fixtures in various sizes - and I do re-use them on occasion. I hadn’t tried using the dyes...
Forum: COMM 07-19-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Ironflight
What kind of antenna does the #2 Comm have? If it...

What kind of antenna does the #2 Comm have? If it happens to be an Archer Wingtip antenna, it is going to have less range than with an actual whip, and it is also going to have significant blanking...
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Ironflight
Just a suggestion - if what you want is...

Just a suggestion - if what you want is additional fuel, consider alternative places to put it than a header tank. The Hotel Whiskey tanks that add fuel to the wings might be a model for you. In my...
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ironflight
Honestly can’t tell you, but having flown Gabe’s...

Honestly can’t tell you, but having flown Gabe’s eXenos, I can tell you that I noticed no radio interference, and the BlueTooth connection from the motor to an Android phone worked perfectly as well...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Ironflight
I have a special tool for removing pulled rivets...

I have a special tool for removing pulled rivets - I think it came from ATS. It sorta works in some situations, works well in others, and failed in others. One to have in the box, but not a 100%...
Forum: RV-3 07-17-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ironflight
The Zero SR/DR used for teh Xenos conversion are...

The Zero SR/DR used for teh Xenos conversion are 102 volts. Wires aren’t that much larger than typical starter motor wires, and the good news is that with the battery mounted forward of the firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ironflight
While I seriously doubt you did any damage, this...

While I seriously doubt you did any damage, this is not the place to ask for anything but an opinion - for facts on structural questions, you need to check with Van’s.

Paul
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ironflight
Just a few quick thoughts, from someone who has...

Just a few quick thoughts, from someone who has flown the electric Xenos, and is now adapting our own Xenos project to electric…..

Fundamentally, the weight of the battery pack, hanging from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Ironflight
Book Signing at Oshkosh….

I know this sounds like self promotion, and that is a bit unsettling to me….but I have gotten enough PM’s and emails that I figured I’d answer once and get it over with.

If you have purchased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
Joe Norris is 100% correct regarding the APP - I...

Joe Norris is 100% correct regarding the APP - I cut off my quote too early, and will correct my post - you CAN use the LODA with APP…..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
For those wondering about how the LODA applies in...

For those wondering about how the LODA applies in Phase 1 vs. Phase 2…. If you haven’t seen the actual LODA yet, mine specifically states the LODA is only good in Phase 2 - so forget about using it...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-15-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ironflight
I was going to say that as well - I doubt I have...

I was going to say that as well - I doubt I have field at the show with Basler in the past ten years because the process can just take so long and is often hit-or-miss. An RV can make it to OSH from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - both our names are on all the airplanes.

Yes - both our names are on all the airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
We (me and Louise) sent one email for each pilot...

We (me and Louise) sent one email for each pilot listing all three airplanes on each. My LODA came today with my name and all three airplanes, so I expect hers will be the same. Listing two pilots on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
There’s always that one guy in the back of the...

There’s always that one guy in the back of the classroom that doesn’t get the word, isn’t there….. ;)

Will be interested to se when the Chicago FSDO gets their knuckles rapped with the ruler!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
And…..my LODA (for all three of the aircraft I...

And…..my LODA (for all three of the aircraft I applied for) just came in to my email box from the Reno FSDO!

Having been in the government for over thirty years, I have to say - someone paved this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
You actually have to go into the FAA site and...

You actually have to go into the FAA site and search for their legal department’s interpretation of cases - it is an extensive database, and it will definitely cause you to pause…..

Here’s the link...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ironflight
Great post Scott! I must admit that I have always...

Great post Scott! I must admit that I have always looked on the “drill the jet” advice from folks with great suspicion, probably because I didn’t take a “Propulsion” track when I did my Aero Eng...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,500
Posted By Ironflight
Deep Breath!

The answer is in reading the actual document that the FAA posted (here was the draft that EAA re-posted last week, and I think it is what was made final over the weekend): ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,670
Posted By Ironflight
Louise and I each sent in am email, each with the...

Louise and I each sent in am email, each with the three two-seat airplanes on them (no use asking for an instructor to ride along in Tsam or Loki….).

Haven’t heard back yet, but the Reno FSDO, as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Ironflight
That’s pretty much how I do it as well, although...

That’s pretty much how I do it as well, although I usually make a fully-size panel template and do it on a table. I have used computer-based design programs before, and then discovered that when I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,882
Posted By Ironflight
You’ve gotten a lot of good, honest, and...

You’ve gotten a lot of good, honest, and encouraging responses, and the thing to remember is that thousands of people have done this before you.

That said, when people ask this question, I always...
Forum: Autopilots 07-11-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Ironflight
I had a similar problem years ago, and Andrew...

I had a similar problem years ago, and Andrew told me “don’t move it until it finishes its power up and says “off” (which only takes about30 seconds)”, and I haven’t had a problem since.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ironflight
RV’s are fully capable of 90 knots, so the low...

RV’s are fully capable of 90 knots, so the low road is the appropriate choice according to the NOTAM.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ironflight
I think it will be a breeze for you - few...

I think it will be a breeze for you - few inbounds, and Sunday outbounds aren’t that bad (in my experience).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,277
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks for posting the links folks - and thanks...

Thanks for posting the links folks - and thanks for watching!

A little inside baseball - we tried to arrange this last year when the book came out, but COVID wouldn’t allow the CBS folks to travel,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,277
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks Mel - and as you can imagine, Louise was...

Thanks Mel - and as you can imagine, Louise was running at 110% the whole time they were here, running logistics and keeping camera folks from wandering into props……
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,277
Posted By Ironflight
RV’s on the CBS Saturday Morning Show Today (7/10) !

Don’t know why I didn’t post this earlier, but if you’re looking for something to put on the TV with your morning coffee today, there’s a little feature on the CBS Saturday Morning Show where I took...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Ironflight
If you’re worried about limited resources, then...

If you’re worried about limited resources, then pick a slow time/day (not the first weekend…) and give it a shot so you can say that you flew in during Airventure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,336
Posted By Ironflight
Of course Bob, if a person has spent a lot of...

Of course Bob, if a person has spent a lot of money getting their CFI specifically to make money, then yeah….but let’s use you as an example. I know you (rightly) charge for your services, but you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,336
Posted By Ironflight
I’m just trying to figure out if, with three...

I’m just trying to figure out if, with three two-seat E-AB aircraft and two pilots in our household, I need to send two emails (one for each pilot), or six (one for each pilot/aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Ironflight
Ours came last week

Ours came last week
Forum: RV-3 07-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By Ironflight
Absolutely true - at least for me! I am...

Absolutely true - at least for me! I am fortunate too get to fly lots and lots of widely varying types of airplanes, and I often say that the best landing I ever make in a type is the first one....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,169
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, this isn’t true. All flying E-AB...

Actually, this isn’t true. All flying E-AB airplanes are “certificated” - they have been given Airworthiness Certificates. But they have not been proven to meet any sort of certification standards -...
Forum: Tools 07-06-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Ironflight
I like it! The only problem is….there is lots of...

I like it! The only problem is….there is lots of non-magnetic FOD. I say that as a builder of a coupe fo pulled-rivet airplane - I got tired of policing the shop and hangar floor for mandrel, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Ironflight
Hey David - since you don’t have the bundles...

Hey David - since you don’t have the bundles fully defined, you already know the answer - you want to put the largest hole that the structure (and edge distance) will allow, since wiring always grows...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Ironflight
All of the certified Grumman singles used free...

All of the certified Grumman singles used free castoring nosewheel with differential braking for steering, and thousands of pilots earned their private licenses in them with no difficulty at all. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Ironflight
Honestly? As much as i love ClickBond products,...

Honestly? As much as i love ClickBond products, and I use them almost everywhere, I’d be hesitant to use them to mount a box on to the firewall, because, well….the firewall can flex a tiny bit and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-03-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By Ironflight
Last I saw (on an EAA email), it was “almost...

Last I saw (on an EAA email), it was “almost ready to release” a couple of weeks ago……
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Ironflight
Just an opinion, FWIW, its going to block access...

Just an opinion, FWIW, its going to block access to work on anything on the back of the engine, like oil filter, or checking for leaks, or …. Well … anything you want to do there. Plus you’re going...
Forum: California 07-01-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Ironflight
200 miles easily puts you up at Lake Tahoe - one...

200 miles easily puts you up at Lake Tahoe - one fo the more beautiful mountain lakes you’ll find in the States. South Lake has a restaurant…..
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ironflight
I saw the master schedule (at least the plan) the...

I saw the master schedule (at least the plan) the other day - I think it was during the Oshkosh Arrival Webinar EAA did last week - the good news is that it is recorded, and it is really something...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ironflight
Of course, both Saturday and Sunday are the peak...

Of course, both Saturday and Sunday are the peak arrival days, and Saturday can be problematic once the mass arrivals start - they take big chunks out of the day. Field opens for arrivals at 0700,...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By Ironflight
Short answers - yes, a single weight drilled...

Short answers - yes, a single weight drilled through the backplate is acceptable, and a very elegant solution. And generally speaking, if you pout a balanced prop on with the same clocking, your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks for the clarifications Ariel. I think the...

Thanks for the clarifications Ariel. I think the honest answer is that the FAA doesn’t really mandate us to do it, or if it does, it doesn’t enforce it, becasue in talking with hundreds (or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ironflight
That chrome pushrod…..yup, we needed a new one on...

That chrome pushrod…..yup, we needed a new one on “Mikey’s” last prop overhaul. $850 if I recall. And I know of at least one other overhaul that had the same thing. Minor plating damage, and it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ironflight
Hi Ariel, As far as it being required, well that...

Hi Ariel,

As far as it being required, well that depends on Israel’s rules, as someone said above. Here in the US, it depends on what a specific aircraft’s ops Lims say - there was some verbiage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ironflight
Yeah, I remember that visit….time does fly,...

Yeah, I remember that visit….time does fly, doesn’t it! You’re doing great at 1800 hours yourself!

Paul
Forum: RV-3 06-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got them almost full width of the spar...

We’ve got them almost full width of the spar bulkhead, with closed hinges covers and mouse pad material on top - just love them! Takes away a little cabin width, of course, but I like how the cockpit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ironflight
A Bit of a Milestone…..

It’s hard to believe that an airplane I built in my garage almost fifteen years ago now has over 2,000 hours on the clock! Through heat and cold, all sorts of weather, all sorts of terrain, and all...
Forum: RV-3 06-24-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Ironflight
I think I’d buy the airframe I wanted and if it...

I think I’d buy the airframe I wanted and if it didn’t have the engine accessories I wanted, I’d change it. In other words, I don’t think I’d reject a good airplane that wasn’t outfitted exactly the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-24-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Ironflight
Well we’ve got four airplanes with dual P-Mags...

Well we’ve got four airplanes with dual P-Mags now, so it is a little hard to remember who has had what done. But the plane with the most years on P-Mags is actually the RV-8, probably 12 years?...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Ironflight
Just a field report - the original ones in our...

Just a field report - the original ones in our RV-3 (flying ten years) look and feel new….

Paul
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ironflight
While I completely endorse the Aerolectric...

While I completely endorse the Aerolectric Connection book for learning aircraft wiring, it is not really the place to go to learn avionics signal wiring. Most of us learned that kind of thing by...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-22-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ironflight
Hey guys - Sam posted the link to the preliminary...

Hey guys - Sam posted the link to the preliminary information - there has been no determination of probably cause, and as Ed mentioned, witness reports are often very unreliable…..so let’s refrain...
Forum: Northeast 06-22-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Ironflight
There are very few RV-8’s set up with full dual...

There are very few RV-8’s set up with full dual controls that are used by CFI’s for transition training - the only one I know of personally is Bruce Bohanon’s down in Texas. If you really want to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, you need to compensate for temperature, and...

Yes, you need to compensate for temperature, and there are charts for that. A quick Google search (faster than leafing through all the manuals on my shelves…..) produced...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Ironflight
If you think you;re getting good flow, then the...

If you think you;re getting good flow, then the electric pump is probably working fine. There is a long history in the carbed RV’s of folks seeing what seem to be fairly low fuel pressures, but very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-19-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, the CCR264 series are a bit odd - if you...

Yes, the CCR264 series are a bit odd - if you look them up on the Cherry web site, they are specifically called “nut plate rivets”. They are pretty soft, and the stem is designed to pull through....
Forum: RV-4 06-15-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Ironflight
The -8 is well known for wagging its tail if you...

The -8 is well known for wagging its tail if you don’t have your feet pin the pedals because the rudder is essentially free to swing, cutting your effective “fin” area in half - put your feet on the...
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