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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By scrollF4
No, silly. The duck.

No, silly. The duck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By scrollF4
It's only as difficult as the actual work. ...

It's only as difficult as the actual work. Realize, of course, that depending on the mod, switching out one big thing can rain down a bunch of smaller things. Example: I switched KELLI GIRL over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By scrollF4
I also forgot to latch/lock my tip-up canopy for...

I also forgot to latch/lock my tip-up canopy for takeoff. I got up to pattern altitude, cinched my lab belt tighter, and pushed the nose over in a very light bunt. That placed more of the air load...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By scrollF4
When in doubt, drill it out.

When in doubt, drill it out.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-16-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By scrollF4
What tha....

...seriously?
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By scrollF4
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic 2021, 9-11 April 2021, KTPL Temple, Tx

Happy 2021, Y’all!
Falcon Flight Formation Team is happy to announce our 2021 Formation clinic! This year’s clinic takes place April 9 -11, 2021 in Temple, TX (KTPL). It WX gets us, we will have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,849
Posted By scrollF4
Jeremy, I does sound to me like you're talking...

Jeremy,
I does sound to me like you're talking about a 9 or 9A. You can get it upside down with some effort, and you can fly formation in it (ask the Cards). But if the bulk of your mission is...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By scrollF4
When I got my paint estimate and was 'weighing'...

When I got my paint estimate and was 'weighing' the decision against vinyl, the folks at GLO said I could expect to see a 22-25 lb increase in weight on KELLI GIRL.

Aircraftwraps weighed my...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By scrollF4
OK, well, bummer. Do the words work for you? ...

OK, well, bummer. Do the words work for you? That's really the meat of the story for the OP.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By scrollF4
Dave, The wrap on KELLI GIRL isn't going to last...

Dave,
The wrap on KELLI GIRL isn't going to last as long as I had hoped, and I believe paint will last longer. We're still talking years in the future here for me, but that day will arrive sooner...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By scrollF4
Rob, Try a different device. They work on three...

Rob,
Try a different device. They work on three of mine, plus my work gonk.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By scrollF4
Trent, I wrapped KELLI GIRL all over with her...

Trent,
I wrapped KELLI GIRL all over with her WWII-esque scheme. Scott at AircraftWraps.com did a fine job back in 2015:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=132000

After 5.69 years...
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 24,042
Posted By scrollF4
....and Walt does a fantastic job, too.

....and Walt does a fantastic job, too.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By scrollF4
Don, My mechanic (Randy "Monk" Richmond at...

Don,
My mechanic (Randy "Monk" Richmond at Richmond Aircraft, 52F) built a flapper door that he attached to the baffle wall in front of KELLI GIRL's oil cooler. It's hinged across the bottom with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By scrollF4
Gary, Thanks. I posted my own reply and sent Don...

Gary,
Thanks. I posted my own reply and sent Don Jones an email: Hope they have a solution.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks, Rick, but with the brightness control set...

Thanks, Rick, but with the brightness control set to the manual dimmer, the Brightness Offset function isn't available. Am I missing something?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By scrollF4
Skyview HDX screens too bright

Folks,
Am I the only one that can't get the HDX screens dim down enough for night flight? I tried adjusting the menu values with the unit's light sensor...no luck. I then installed their external...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,466
Posted By scrollF4
Just as Kathy and the EarthX crew have a...

Just as Kathy and the EarthX crew have a well-deserved reputation for excellent service, they are probably taking a well-deserved breather for the holidays.

Edit: Oops, I didn't mean to pile on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,466
Posted By scrollF4
Mickey, That high charging amperage right after...

Mickey,
That high charging amperage right after engine start is NORMAL for EarthX LiFePO batteries. It recharges with a wide open spigot, then decreases to a normal sustaining amperage. No worries....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,670
Posted By scrollF4
A very nice lady, always friendly and helpful to...

A very nice lady, always friendly and helpful to the Averys’ many customers. She is sorely missed. Kelli and I offer the Averys our prayers for comfort. Hang in there, Bob.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By scrollF4
Larry, I don't know if my Kitlog's engine and FWL...

Larry,
I don't know if my Kitlog's engine and FWL FWD sections count as "good", but give 'em a look. Hopefully they're helpful.

http://www.mykitlog.com/ScrollF4/

Note: I originally built KELLI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By scrollF4
I built KELLI GIRL with the Anti-Splat brace, and...

I built KELLI GIRL with the Anti-Splat brace, and have religiously kept weight off the nose strut during takeoffs and landings. Get the nose up ASAP on takeoff, hold that attitude, and let her fly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,466
Posted By scrollF4
You know, 4 years is a nice ripe old age for most...

You know, 4 years is a nice ripe old age for most any battery. Aside for the aforementioned temperature concerns, you might want to go ahead and call the EarthX folks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,466
Posted By scrollF4
Bob, Yes, it is entirely possible. Bernie, Did...

Bob,
Yes, it is entirely possible.

Bernie,
Did you get a short LED warning flash, 2 secs on/2 secs off? Per the EarthX manual, that light sequence means your battery was exposed to temperatures...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By scrollF4
Match the Alternator

Phil,
Hang on a second. For EarthX LiFePO batteries, you must select a battery that matches your alternator output. For example, for a 60 amp alternator, you must use the ETX680. If you have a 70...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Both

I have two 10” SkyView HDX EFIS with all the network adds (transponder, autopilot with both knob panels, ADSB in, dual ADHRS, etc) plus the Garmin GTN650xi. They talk to each other via a Dynon ARINC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By scrollF4
Do it!

Chris,
First, cheers to you for your service.

I'm in the "do it, and do it now" crowd. Life will slow you down of course, but having the project available is a wonderful distraction. I liked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,358
Posted By scrollF4
Infinity

Ditto for all the above. In addition, I went with Infinity because it is a nearly EXACT copy of the stick grip in the F-4 Phantom. After 2069 hours in the Double Ugly, the Infinity grip just helps...
Forum: RV Threads: The Best Of The Best (copies) 12-14-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Mel Asberry

On today's VAF front page, Doug celebrated our good friend Mel Asberry's recognition by the FAA for having completed 1000 airworthiness...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By scrollF4
It's the $169 model purchased directly from...

It's the $169 model purchased directly from Sensorcon. Might be cheaper elsewhere online.

One really nice thing about this model is that the unit's back contour fits perfectly inside the tip-up...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By scrollF4
Carbon Monoxide Levels

Gang,
Per your individual POHs, what sort of emergency/non-normal procedures do you follow based on specific CO levels? Something like:
- Above 35 ppm, I open air vents.
- Above 100 ppm, I find a...
Forum: Autopilots 12-06-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By scrollF4
Documentation exists in the Skyview Classic...

Documentation exists in the Skyview Classic installation guide, chapter 10:
https://dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/SkyView_System_Installation_Guide-Rev_AG-v15_4.pdf

Additional guidance is on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,400
Posted By scrollF4
"Them" being Gallagher. I love 'em too, great...

"Them" being Gallagher. I love 'em too, great company. I'm sure they'll be in touch soon.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By scrollF4
Steph, I have the same effect on my 7A (I built...

Steph,
I have the same effect on my 7A (I built it). Yep, it gets my attention, but after 1200 hobbs hours it has not been an issue. I may apply an underlying strip of aluminum to reinforce it at...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By scrollF4
I'm not sure about the hammerheads, but the other...

I'm not sure about the hammerheads, but the other maneuvers you listed do not generate negative Gs at the level or duration requiring neg-G oil systems or fuel pickups. I tested and approved KELLI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By scrollF4
Kelsey, Hey it’s really great to have you aboard...

Kelsey,
Hey it’s really great to have you aboard this great ship VAF! I hope you realize how wonderful this group is. We all hope to meet you at KOSH.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By scrollF4
https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-HO-...

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-HO-IO-HIO-AIO%20%26%20TIO-360%20Oper%20Manual%2060297-12.pdf

Search the document for "M1B" and you'll find the specific references to your engine.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-09-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,531
Posted By scrollF4
Mike, No I didn't know it was there. I'll report...

Mike,
No I didn't know it was there. I'll report on how mine works out. I remember the flight: Dang!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,531
Posted By scrollF4
Mike, You might have broken the code for me. I...

Mike,
You might have broken the code for me. I LOVE that approach. Does it impinge upon your or your copilot's legroom, particularly when trying to pull legs back out of the way of rudder...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-31-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,531
Posted By scrollF4
Does that position interfere with your elbow or...

Does that position interfere with your elbow or hip? How high did you mount it?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-26-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,087
Posted By scrollF4
Hi Rick, Good to see you. Here's how I do it out...

Hi Rick,
Good to see you. Here's how I do it out of 52F.

- File the IFR flight plan to each IAF for the approaches/airports you want to shoot approaches into. File to the IAF waypoints, not to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,559
Posted By scrollF4
Gary, Flying with it for months? Why? The...

Gary,
Flying with it for months? Why? The manual clearly tells you that for a solid light at any voltage, "Discontinue use. If in flight, this is not an immediate issue unless it is in conjunction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By scrollF4
Well, gosh, after 11 years with no lube, I can...

Well, gosh, after 11 years with no lube, I can see why it might be tough to fasten the buckle. Once it's fastened, how does it work? Do the straps stay in place? Do they loosen up when they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By scrollF4
My Oregon Aero lower cushion lasted about 300-350...

My Oregon Aero lower cushion lasted about 300-350 hours before losing support, particularly under the right side. Purchased at OSH in 2018. Just upgraded to Classic Aero Aviators. Much more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,559
Posted By scrollF4
Gary, I just thought of something. Did you say...

Gary,
I just thought of something. Did you say you ran your battery fault wire into your EFIS? If so, does it merely flash a warning? No steady or flashing? Just on or off?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,559
Posted By scrollF4
Good news, Gary. Your EarthX Lithium Iron...

Good news, Gary.
Your EarthX Lithium Iron Phosphate battery (not "lithium ion") will not strand you if it has a solid LED unless you remain there well over a month, nearly two.

Per the EarthX...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,559
Posted By scrollF4
Jim, Here's the link to the ETX...

Jim,
Here's the link to the ETX manual:
https://earthxbatteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ETX_Manual_111017_Y.pdf

I saved that pdf file to my home computer downloads, then emailed it to myself...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,559
Posted By scrollF4
Nor should you. Like any builder/owner/pilot,...

Nor should you. Like any builder/owner/pilot, you must make your own decisions on what is or isn’t acceptable for IFR (outside of FAR requirements). That’s not EarthX’s decision.

However, like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,179
Posted By scrollF4
Flew KELLI GIRL to Pine Bluff, AR, for Bulldog...

Flew KELLI GIRL to Pine Bluff, AR, for Bulldog Flight's FFI Formation Clinic. Two dozen pilots and RVs in attendance. Flew 8 formation training sorties as a flight lead, checkride wingman, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,559
Posted By scrollF4
You know, EarthX ETX batteries ARE indeed highly...

You know, EarthX ETX batteries ARE indeed highly reliable when installed properly. And charged properly with proper chargers. And the proper battery mated to a compatible alternator. And managed...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,000
Posted By scrollF4
Mine are lined up in line with the airflow,...

Mine are lined up in line with the airflow, seperated by about 3 inches, high under the left horizontal stab. Work fine there.
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,078
Posted By scrollF4
Catch up. http://cqheadset.com

Catch up.

http://cqheadset.com
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-01-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,002
Posted By scrollF4
Frankensnorkel 2.0

Copycat.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=118549&highlight=frankensnorkel

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_879/full/FP13102014A00023.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,448
Posted By scrollF4
Hey, cool! And that's Texas-based Bobby "Luke"...

Hey, cool!
And that's Texas-based Bobby "Luke" Lucroy in his RV-8A on page 42. Go Falcon Flight! :cool:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By scrollF4
Pretty cool, Keith. Let us know how well it...

Pretty cool, Keith. Let us know how well it holds up.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-22-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,503
Posted By scrollF4
Nice!

My first-ever F-4 Phantom ride as a 2Lt at George AFB was into Panamint East and West in 1988. We flew supersonic up the length of the valley, screamed down the eastern slope of Telescope Peak,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,281
Posted By scrollF4
Nicely done, Sir. It'll add up in cost but it's...

Nicely done, Sir. It'll add up in cost but it's SOO much fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By scrollF4
KELLI GIRL's first flight was in April...

KELLI GIRL's first flight was in April 2015.
Yesterday's numbers: 1098.2 Hobbs, 981.1 tach.
Averaging 202 hours yearly.

I can't not fly her.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,293
Posted By scrollF4
Pros - It's friggin' fun, especially in formation...

Pros
- It's friggin' fun, especially in formation and when flying extended trail. Looking over my shoulder and seeing my own smoke-traced loop in the sky is really a cool feeling.
- A couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By scrollF4
Doug, I think there’s a variable amount of “it...

Doug,
I think there’s a variable amount of “it depends” in whether to keep the stick full aft. It depends in CG, decreasing airspeed, individual aircraft flight characteristics, winds, etc. Some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By scrollF4
Phorkin' A!

Phorkin' A!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By scrollF4
Actually, in an A model you do have a choice:...

Actually, in an A model you do have a choice: Either 3-point or mains-only. However, one of those choices is not optimum. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,478
Posted By scrollF4
Flew in a 3-ship with Steve "Amazing" Grace...

Flew in a 3-ship with Steve "Amazing" Grace (RV-8) and Roy "Jarhead" Geer (RV-8) down to Killeen, TX, for a funeral missing man formation. The family was grateful.

Weekend ain't over yet, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By scrollF4
Capt, Serious question strictly out of curiosity:...

Capt,
Serious question strictly out of curiosity: When you 3-point the non-A RV, can you still see the runway centerline? That seems like an even more extreme pitch angle.
Not throwing shade. I...
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