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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Reaver
50% RV9 Ownership at KPAO (SF Bay Area)

Built by 3rd-time build John Kerr. I fly every other weekend, and am looking for a co-owner with a compatible mission profile. Ideally we would split an IFR upgrade as well, but I'm open to...
Forum: Reviews 02-15-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Reaver
Koger Sunshades Thumbs-up

As most people with an RV know, having a Koger or similar sunshade is a must for the summer months. I also want to share that their customer service was great: the builder of my RV9 didn't install...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-13-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By Reaver
I was last there in late 2020 and the campground...

I was last there in late 2020 and the campground itself was open, but the shower house is closed due to Covid.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-21-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Reaver
RV9 O-320 Engine Baffle Drawings?

Could someone with a standard RV9 and O-320 engine installation share what the drawing number is of your baffles? It's the only drawing that doesn't appear to have come with the plane that I bought....
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-21-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,763
Posted By Reaver
If it helps, here are the performance numbers in...

If it helps, here are the performance numbers in my -9 built almost exactly to plans with an O-320, FP Sensenich prop pitched to 79", and dual Lasar electronic ignition.
- 193mph TAS at 8,000ft...
Forum: California 12-17-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By Reaver
Resurrecting this thread, does anyone on this...

Resurrecting this thread, does anyone on this forum have a hangar at TVL? I'll be there soon and would like somewhere to park the RV, even if it's just for 1 night before I depart so that I have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Reaver
I called Vans this morning to ask about the 1/8?...

I called Vans this morning to ask about the 1/8? vs 1/4? and they said the static port kit on their site still uses 1/8?. So instead I ordered the flange and Cleveland ports as previously recommended...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Reaver
Ok thank you both for the insight! I can't tell...

Ok thank you both for the insight! I can't tell if the one that I already have has been prosealed/bonded in place, so I am apprehensive about trying to remove it. Do you think it's better to add the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Reaver
Need Static System Advice

I am not the builder. The connection to one of the static ports fell off. The line appears to be 1/8" OD, coupled (heat shrunk?) to the more standard 1/4" OD line. I don't think the fitting is the...
Forum: California 06-23-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Reaver
Camping at E55/LLR/0Q5?

Does anyone have experience at these airports and know if there is camping at or near the fields? Looking for coastal sites in Northern California for the weekend!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By Reaver
Display GPS ground speed on D10A?

Does anyone know if it?s possible to set a Dynon D10A to display the GPS groundspeed? The data lives in the box somewhere since it?s used in calculating the wind speed and angle, but for the life of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Reaver
I agree with this, I'm moreso asking about how...

I agree with this, I'm moreso asking about how the LLC agreement is set up. Do you actually call it a "dry lease"? In which case you're just not worried about the no-renting-experimentals rule?

And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Reaver
RV in an LLC

For those who own their RV in an LLC with multiple owners, how do you structure the payments for engine reserves? Do you tear them as a dry lease even though e pediment also can?t be rented, or do...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-20-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Reaver
I have the RV9 so no need to find someone with a...

I have the RV9 so no need to find someone with a plane, just need a CFI who?s flown one before, and preferably in SLC :)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-20-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Reaver
SLC RV9 CFI?

I just purchased a new-to-me RV9 in Salt Lake City (KBTF) and insurance needs a 10-hour dual checkout before I can take it home. Are they?re any CFI?s in the area with RV9 tailwheel experience...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-10-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Reaver
Pre-buy Inspection in SLC?

Can anyone recommend a good person to conduct a pre-buy inspection on an RV9 in the SLC area? Preferably some time later in May.
Forum: Florida (South) 12-23-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By Reaver
FBO/Rental in SE Florida?

I'll be coming in for the holidays, and am hoping someone has a recommendation for where I can rent a C182/C210/PA24/PA28-236/etc? Sadly too far to bring a plane from California for this trip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Reaver
Seat pan height: RV 6/7/9

Hoping someone can settle a hanger discussion from last weekend. We were discussing the relative size and comfort of the RV 6/7/9's.

In the links below (scroll about 2/3 of the way down on the...
Forum: California 02-05-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Reaver
San Diego RV's

Is there much of an RV/homebuild presence at KMYF in San Diego? Will be moving to the area in a few weeks. I was building with a partner and had to give up my share of our project due to the move....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,402
Posted By Reaver
I'm also building an RV7A near Cable (though I...

I'm also building an RV7A near Cable (though I live in Chino - long story). Fed is indeed still active, though not as much as he used to be. Send me a message with your phone number if you'd like to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,989
Posted By Reaver
I have access to a high-quality 3D printer. If we...

I have access to a high-quality 3D printer. If we did have accurate models (anybody know if Van's would share?) it would be interesting to see how they look on our desks at work!
Forum: California 12-11-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Reaver
I agree with wjb, with the changes to the Bravo...

I agree with wjb, with the changes to the Bravo it was easy to stay just off the coast and outside of SFO Bravo for a Bay tour 2 weeks ago when they weren't accepting Bravo transitions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,096
Posted By Reaver
This looks very promising, thank you! I found...

This looks very promising, thank you!



I found the spreadsheet on his site, but the calculations seem to be broken. Any chance you have a working copy? Otherwise I'll reach out directly to Kevin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,482
Posted By Reaver
Confirmed. I'm a maintenance director for a...

Confirmed. I'm a maintenance director for a flying club (actual non-profit, not a "club" in only name). Our 172's tachometers all run 1 tech hour when run at 2500 rpm for 1 hour of hobbs time, while...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,096
Posted By Reaver
Do you have a link to that software?

Do you have a link to that software?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,081
Posted By Reaver
If you were in southern California I'd take you...

If you were in southern California I'd take you up on this yesterday!
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,169
Posted By Reaver
We asked the airport staff about this yesterday....

We asked the airport staff about this yesterday. They think the published timeline (both starting and finishing) are optimistic. No final details about the temporary runway yet, but it might end up...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 26,151
Posted By Reaver
Anyone willing to try (with a safety chute)?...

Anyone willing to try (with a safety chute)? Also, is there any info about being able to open either a slider or tip-up during a spin if one ever needed to bail with a chute in flight?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,362
Posted By Reaver
The datasheet says in the title, "Built in...

The datasheet says in the title, "Built in Resistor for 12VDC." The datasheet also isn't self-consistent, as at one point it says 13V max, but has a graph for the current going up to 14V. Given that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,362
Posted By Reaver
For LEDs without built-in resistors, the voltage...

For LEDs without built-in resistors, the voltage drop across them is fixed, and you need to control the current by supplying a correctly-sized resistor, assuming there is enough total supply voltage....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-27-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By Reaver
L05 Backcountry Fly-In This Weekend

For those without plans this weekend, there will be a backcountry fly-in at Kern Valley (L05) this weekend September 28-30. The airport itself is a 3500ft paved runway, and Saturday during the day...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Reaver
There's probably something closer, but if not...

There's probably something closer, but if not reach out to the EAA chapter at CCB, they have a hangar which should be able to make space for this sort of thing.
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,169
Posted By Reaver
I was just there 3 weeks ago, and go several...

I was just there 3 weeks ago, and go several times per year. There are cracks in the surface, but nothing as bad as the horror stories we all hear. On this last trip there was a -6 parked right next...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,842
Posted By Reaver
If it wasn't clear, Burbank tower (class C)...

If it wasn't clear, Burbank tower (class C) wanted me to call them because they thought I was in their airspace without radio contact, when I was actually on the radio with approach control. Approach...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,842
Posted By Reaver
ATC Not Talking to Itself

Sharing my experience from yesterday with ATC so that we can all be more aware in the future. Short version: Socal Approach wasn't talking to Burbank tower, but thankfully nobody was in any...
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,578
Posted By Reaver
Hi Dave, Thanks for the fast response and...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the fast response and details. I'm already sold on a Catto for my RV-7A, the only question is how to pitch it. Do you have any suggestions here? Stock IO-360 parallel valve...
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,578
Posted By Reaver
Thanks for this and the other write-up Dave...

Thanks for this and the other write-up Dave (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=112057)

I notice that you're now running the 74.5" pitch, vs the 75" and 76" in that post. Did you...
Forum: California 08-17-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,292
Posted By Reaver
My last landing at OAK was about a year ago, but...

My last landing at OAK was about a year ago, but at that time it was a $15 mandatory security fee, and an additional $40/day ramp fee with 1 day waived with fuel purchase. This was at Atlantic. If...
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,292
Posted By Reaver
I don't live in the Bay Area but have flown there...

I don't live in the Bay Area but have flown there 3 times, landing at KSJC, KPAO, and KSQL. I got the impression that as long as you don't bust airspace (especially Bravo!) the controllers there tend...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,522
Posted By Reaver
Still working on the -7 but planning a -10 at...

Still working on the -7 but planning a -10 at some point, would be happy to crash the party if that's ok! First time at OSH.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-12-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By Reaver
I'll also put a plug for my home field of EMT....

I'll also put a plug for my home field of EMT. VERY GA-friendly, close to downtown, and reasonably priced.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,510
Posted By Reaver
This will be almost my exact setup: keep it...

This will be almost my exact setup: keep it light, only prime the parts that need to be primed, IO-360 (180hp) and a Catto FP prop. The main difference is that I'll be using the RV7 more for XC...
Forum: COMM 05-25-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By Reaver
For the headset/receive side only, I'd like to...

For the headset/receive side only, I'd like to split one of the cables off to send to a GoPro for audio recording. Would something cheap and easy like this work, or would it cause the pilot and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,413
Posted By Reaver
Good call on keeping the tank weight. CG wouldn't...

Good call on keeping the tank weight. CG wouldn't be a concern for a system like this because batteries come in cells that can be put almost anywhere to get the desired CG. Electric engines are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,413
Posted By Reaver
I agree, the new engine would still need a mount....

I agree, the new engine would still need a mount. I was asking to ensure that it's counted on the proper "side" of the equation.

Thank you for the link. Now here's hoping someone has weighed all of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,413
Posted By Reaver
Total Engine & Fuel System Weight?

Does anyone have an accurate or close-to-accurate total weight for the engine and fuel system on their RV? (If so, could you share with which components are included and which are excluded, eg fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,510
Posted By Reaver
That's interesting and useful, thanks! I'm...

That's interesting and useful, thanks! I'm surprised that the takeoff roll was that different. Do you ever fly to lower elevation fields (<2k MSL), and if so do you still see that big of a difference...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,510
Posted By Reaver
Do you have data on your performance with the...

Do you have data on your performance with the Catto vs the WW? Takeoff roll, climb rate, cruise speed (relative to fuel burn), etc?
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,708
Posted By Reaver
Yes, that's right. 95% of the time you'll just...

Yes, that's right. 95% of the time you'll just stay on with SoCal Approach - they're responsible for coordinating with BUR tower.



In that case I would be on flight following and drop down to 3500...
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,708
Posted By Reaver
Departing EMT I usually pick up SoCal at around...

Departing EMT I usually pick up SoCal at around 1600. 2200 keeps you well within reception range and still safely clear of the Bravo. If they're busy I'll occasionally lose them on decent for EMT,...
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,708
Posted By Reaver
I fly out of EMT and do this all the time when I...

I fly out of EMT and do this all the time when I want to take friends sightseeing! I'll call up SoCal Approach (for me it's on 135.05) and get on flight following. Other than the usual info, I'll say...
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,354
Posted By Reaver
Agreed, definitely study the LA TAC before your...

Agreed, definitely study the LA TAC before your flight! Another option for getting to SNA from the north (I see you're coming from the SAC area) is to drop down under the bravo near EMT and just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By Reaver
I have a lead on jigs from the RV-9. Does anybody...

I have a lead on jigs from the RV-9. Does anybody know if those would work for -7 wings?
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,894
Posted By Reaver
I'll be there with about 15 other members of my...

I'll be there with about 15 other members of my flying club, and happy to meet with other builders if there's interest!
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Reaver
Most LA area airports will coordinate flight...

Most LA area airports will coordinate flight following when requested from ground. I'm based at EMT and it's the same procedure. Ground serves as an optional clearance delivery for airports without...
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Reaver
SMO will likely be most convenient for you, but...

SMO will likely be most convenient for you, but has landing fees in addition to tiedown fees. Hawthorne and Van Nuys are more GA friendly (in the latter, tie down at "The Park VNY" if you don't need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By Reaver
Wing jigs in SoCal?

On the off chance any builders located in SoCal are done with their wings and no longer need the jigs I?d be happy to take them off your hands! I can pick up, and happy to compensate if desired. If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,827
Posted By Reaver
Does the 320 mount work with either a 180 or...

Does the 320 mount work with either a 180 or 200hp IO360 and the standard cowl? I?m leaning toward a FP composite prop and a LiFePO4 battery, both of which are great for useful load but not CG. If a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,827
Posted By Reaver
This is very useful info, thank you! And just to...

This is very useful info, thank you! And just to clarify, are you running this as a CS prop with stock Van's engine mount, cowling, and no unusual balast or spacers up front?

And Bicyclops that's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,827
Posted By Reaver
Resurrecting this thread, I have a related...

Resurrecting this thread, I have a related question that searching hasn't answered. Has anyone here done a build with a CS composite prop? Is that enough weight in the nose to still carry near-full...
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