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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By RV8iator
Nippon Denso

Iím on my third 14870/14824 ND in 3200 hours, the last one having been put on about 50 hours ago.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By RV8iator
Have fun.

The RV series aircraft are wonderfully docile and with a proper checkout you will do fine and enjoy a wonderful aircraft. Like everything else about aviating, know your and your aircraft’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,834
Posted By RV8iator
Whatks the old saying..

Discretion is the better part of Valor, or better safe than sorry..
We had a trip planned from Saint Simons down to Stuart, Fl. planned to visit some old friends, in both senses of the word, last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,206
Posted By RV8iator
Here goes

RV 49 double-d.

It is a mouthful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,024
Posted By RV8iator
Those are two large assumptions!

Those are two large assumptions!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By RV8iator
I have a good friend that owns a large insurance...

I have a good friend that owns a large insurance company that is a world wide group. I asked him what data the underwriters are using to deny coverage based on over 65 and especially 70 and older and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,258
Posted By RV8iator
I love this forum

We gleefully take a mundane subject and toss and turn it, objectify it, rationalize it, orate skillfully about it and in the end, itís still 1 each, subject, mundane.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 834,488
Posted By RV8iator
Nicely dne

Buck, that's one good looking, functional piece of art!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By RV8iator
Just a tap away

Just tap anywhere on the map and it closes. No need to hit CLOSE button. But youíre right. We should be able to disable it f we want.
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By RV8iator
No need

I've been using a GRT autopilot for many years and never even thought I would like to turn off one axis or the other. It's just one more switch and a couple of wires that will really add nothing to...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By RV8iator
Sent an email.

Neat product.
BTW you have a typo in you email link in the above post..
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By RV8iator
A couple more photos of Mikes work.

A couple more photos of Mikes work.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By RV8iator
Outstanding Painter

7612
I just got my 8 back from a shop by Greensboro NC and wanted to give him a huge thumbs up. My 8 is 20 years old and has ver 3200 hours with 9 years of airshows under her belt. While I didnít...
Forum: GPS 01-24-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By RV8iator
We did. Shut everything down and replicated it on...

We did. Shut everything down and replicated it on a second leg.
Forum: GPS 01-24-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By RV8iator
Another Garmin antennae problem.

Weíre stumped. GRT Sport SX with Garmin 400W with the classic antennae failure that takes out all the little puck antennae's with it.
Now the problem. We turned the 400 off and internal GRT gps with...
Forum: Tools 01-21-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,758
Posted By RV8iator
Really like it

Been wheeling around on my new Aerocreeper and I really like it. Love that I can raise the seat height, headrest is outstandng under the wing and it makes wheeling over to the fridge for a cold...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By RV8iator
Yep.

I had a couple on my 8 with an angle valve 200 hp engine. Smooth and worked very good. Lonnie is a great guy to work with.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,002
Posted By RV8iator
Tempest

Iíve been using the Tempest cutter for years. Put the filter in the vise using the 1 inch head on the bottom and twirl away. No fuss, no muss. Works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,744
Posted By RV8iator
Primer war!!

If you really believe there is soft IFR you havenít flown IMC much.
Weather forecasters are wrong a LOT. AWOS systems are wrong a LOT.
Weather systems are unpredictable a LOT. Stuff happens a LOT.
If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,084
Posted By RV8iator
Lots of misspent dollars

Interesting thread here. The split being I donít trust singles in ďhardĒ (no such thing as soft) IFR, or night, or clouds, or rain. (they all leak)
I suspect many, many thousands of dollars of gee...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,795
Posted By RV8iator
All that Chinese stuff does until it breaks!

All that Chinese stuff does until it breaks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By RV8iator
Me Too movement

I had the EXACT same failure at just less than 950 hours last year in Feb. 2019 Never went longer than 7 days between flights. Oil changes at less than 50, some at 25. Got Engine in late 2013 so...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,156
Posted By RV8iator
ďYou bet your lifeĒ

I fly a corporate aircraft equipped with all the bells and whistles now required by Uncle Sugar, and I guarantee you it doesnít show all the traffic. Been IFR many times and ATC calls traffic that is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,994
Posted By RV8iator
Balancing your injectors can be done usually for...

Balancing your injectors can be done usually for less than 60 bucks. Call Don Rivera at AirFlow Performance. I did mine with one ($28.00) injector. Very rarely more than 2 are required. Doesnít take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,589
Posted By RV8iator
Agree!. I used the ATL FSDO once, but I knew the...

Agree!. I used the ATL FSDO once, but I knew the inspector to be experimental friendly. Great experience. BUT, a whole bunch donít donít even know how to spell EXPERIMENTAL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,589
Posted By RV8iator
A DAR makes this a painless process.

A DAR makes this a painless process.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By RV8iator
Yep.

If I can do it successfully anybody can, and I did so it must not be too difficult.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,862
Posted By RV8iator
Must get some basic instruction in acro. These...

Must get some basic instruction in acro. These planes are no different than others. Basic spin recovery techniques are about the same in most aircraft.
Forum: Southeast 10-06-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By RV8iator
Those are annual in Georgia, and states that have...

Those are annual in Georgia, and states that have ďad valoremĒ taxes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By RV8iator
Proper dates.

It will not use the the new data until the correct date, for instance, if you download the update a few days before it actually goes effective and put it in the radio, it will not show or use it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By RV8iator
Cons?

There are no cons!
Thereís also no mess if itís set up correctly.
Nobody has told me I smell bad....
From smoking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,748
Posted By RV8iator
So for Tom and Gary that’s about $7.75ish a year...

So for Tom and Gary that’s about $7.75ish a year per wheel.
Cheap insurance..
Mine are 9 years old so I’m paying higher premiums.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By RV8iator
Well hi there

Long time Miss Katie. So glad you are still in the aviation world.
Garmin gets a great asset and we still get to visit. Oh, and we, at least I, qualify as legacy equipment..

Thanks for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By RV8iator
Depends..

I have been flying behind GRT equipment for many years. Started with a Sport and upgraded to what is now called by GRT, their Legacy equipment, an HXr with dual Mini’s and a Garmin GTN650 as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By RV8iator
All 4 works outstanding!

All 4 works outstanding!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,929
Posted By RV8iator
And a nonstop 785 miles back home monday. 4 hours...

And a nonstop 785 miles back home monday. 4 hours 36 minutes and 36 gallons.

1386

Every time we travel in these I thank my lucky star. What great aircraft they are!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,929
Posted By RV8iator
Surprised my brother in law

1326
Leg one SSI OKK

1327
Leg two, OKK 02C

Flew up Friday morning to Brookfield, WI. for a surprise 60th birthday party.
Forum: Interiors 08-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,647
Posted By RV8iator
Thanks all. Looks like Kydex it will be..

Thanks all. Looks like Kydex it will be..
Forum: Interiors 08-03-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,647
Posted By RV8iator
Backing for interior panels.

Iím going to put new interior side panels in my 8. I have decided on the material to cover with but am wondering what material those of you have rolled you own, what material did you use. Aluminum,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By RV8iator
We've beat this horse until it's dead. "lite"...

We've beat this horse until it's dead. "lite" IFR is a myth.

Equip it like your life depends on it.
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,327
Posted By RV8iator
Ouch!

Heís been a POI at the CVG FSDO for a while.
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By RV8iator
I haven?t turned a transponder on, or off n a...

I haven?t turned a transponder on, or off n a very long time. Not even on my checklist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,028
Posted By RV8iator
Well, don?t get a boat. Just one boat unit is a...

Well, don?t get a boat. Just one boat unit is a thousand bucks and it always take a couple units to do anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By RV8iator
Patience

I fly almost every day and deal with ATC every flight on IFR flight plans. I am in and out of JAX enter and SAV approach numerous times each week.
They are super busy and almost always the poor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,789
Posted By RV8iator
Tims Airpark

I soloed from Tims Airpark, north of Austin, Tx. in July of 1968. 2746 feet by 40 feet wide. We used the grass on the east side in Taylorcrafts and Champs. Lots of extra runway there...
What great...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,405
Posted By RV8iator
Yep, but think of the lucky sap on the ground who...

Yep, but think of the lucky sap on the ground who found it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,194
Posted By RV8iator
Know your, and your ships limitations

Like other things, opinions are worth just what you pay for them.
I don?t have a heated pitot and have flown all over the country for years IFR in IMC safely and comfortably for years. Like ALL...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,215
Posted By RV8iator
Options

I've read all 37 of these posts and like conventional vs trike, prime or not, black or white, we will never get a right answer.
Scott gives you factual answers and guidance, others offer information...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By RV8iator
I wear a swatch.

I wear a swatch.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,375
Posted By RV8iator
All I said was I never strapped into ANYTHING...

All I said was I never strapped into ANYTHING that needed to be landed with power on. You macho Naval Aviators obviously needed some assistance getting aboard. Push it up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,375
Posted By RV8iator
Well, I have to say it because I?m old and...

Well, I have to say it because I?m old and cantankerous.
I?ve flown almost 80 different types of aircraft from cubs, champs etc. to jumbo airliners, military trash haulers and supersonic jets,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-12-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By RV8iator
That?s probably a Guinness record. Neat thing to...

That?s probably a Guinness record. Neat thing to do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By RV8iator
Displaying approach plates

I?ll readily admit I'm old school. But, I?ve been flying glass for a long time both in my RV, while I was at the airlines and still in some mighty fancy corporate planes with way more stuff than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By RV8iator
Must not be ?essential?..

Must not be ?essential?..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,439
Posted By RV8iator
Check Done

Check
Done
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,537
Posted By RV8iator
Fun Fact #2; A chevrolet trunk key would open...

Fun Fact #2; A chevrolet trunk key would open every cockpit door on Delta?s fleet of 727?s.
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,520
Posted By RV8iator
It?s there.

When in the Foreflight map page, press the gear symbol and find connected devices and it will display what you’re transmitting.
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By RV8iator
Sent you a personal email.. Widget

Sent you a personal email..
Widget
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,788
Posted By RV8iator
Certified (TSO?d) gps navigators are certainly...

Certified (TSO?d) gps navigators are certainly legal to use until the final segment on VOR approaches.

Second comment...show me an arc approach you would fly at 30?000 feet and worry about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,788
Posted By RV8iator
You can see it

Select NEAREST, VOR and select the VOR you are using and it displays the bearing/distance to that station.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By RV8iator
My concern here is safety and legality. You can...

My concern here is safety and legality. You can shoot practice approaches all day long in VMC with whatever you want. You?re VMC. Finding an examiner to ?pretend? you are shooting an ILS is above my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By RV8iator
Don?t take this as a pile on but you need to get...

Don?t take this as a pile on but you need to get with an instructor or other knowledgable person and have them explain the basic requirements for SAFELY and LEGALLY operating in the system. Asking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By RV8iator
You?ll have to justify your statement

Me thinks you are very incorrect with this statement. Please add some regulations to back up your statement.
We, and the folks at GRT will be interested in seeing that in writing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By RV8iator
No such thing as ?soft? IFR

I?ve been using GRT products for IFR for years with Garmin navigators for years. Not sure what you mean about GRT not being compatible with each other.

On a side note, there is no such thing as...
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