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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By ALagonia
On Friday we flew our 9 from home base 1A3 in SE...

On Friday we flew our 9 from home base 1A3 in SE TN to Memphis to visit our girls, grand kids and great grand daughter. A hellacious head wind slowed us down considerably. But smooth air at 6,000...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,624
Posted By ALagonia
I use those from ACS and never spill a drop.

I use those from ACS and never spill a drop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By ALagonia
Thatís what I use.

Thatís what I use.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,638
Posted By ALagonia
After 43 years of Owning and flying everything...

After 43 years of Owning and flying everything from Bonanza, Baron, C-421, King Airs, MU-2, Lear, L-39, I could,go,on (a total of 34 owned) including a 10 year stint owning and operating a Charter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 440,360
Posted By ALagonia
A check will be placed in the mail to you today...

A check will be placed in the mail to you today for a long one.
The long one obviously does bot reach all the way to the wind screen.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 440,360
Posted By ALagonia
I see on your order form there are two sizes,...

I see on your order form there are two sizes, long and short. What is the length of each please?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 440,360
Posted By ALagonia
How does it fit over the support? Is it a two...

How does it fit over the support? Is it a two piece item?
Iíve been looking for something to cover the seam in my glare shield covering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By ALagonia
Rudder pedals can be moved to accommodate you. I...

Rudder pedals can be moved to accommodate you. I had to have mine adjusted for me. I have a 9.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By ALagonia
Pre buy a must. Highly recommend Vic Syracuse....

Pre buy a must. Highly recommend Vic Syracuse. Used him twice. Saved me from making a VERY big mistake. Worth every penny.
Forum: Interiors 09-19-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By ALagonia
I donít know how to post pics. I have a 9, not a...

I donít know how to post pics.
I have a 9, not a 12. I didnít build mine, bought a flier with an all leather beautiful interior.
I had Sheepskins added by a local interior shop that does custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By ALagonia
Ceramic coater

Has anybody put one of those ceramic coasters on their painted RV?
Do they really make the paint look any better?
Worth the effort?
Which one did you use, would you do it again?
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,667
Posted By ALagonia
I wonder if we have different manuals. Just read...

I wonder if we have different manuals. Just read Chapter 5 again and cannot find anything there. The manual I have that came with the Vizion 385 is TruTrak Doc:167
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,667
Posted By ALagonia
Went through the TruTrak Vizion manual and find...

Went through the TruTrak Vizion manual and find nothing indicating how to adjust sensitivity and gain for altitude hold. Do you know how this is done?
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,667
Posted By ALagonia
I have a dual 4500 system. Iíve only adjusted the...

I have a dual 4500 system. Iíve only adjusted the sensitivity on the EFIS. Didnít know I could adjust it on the Vizion. Iíll have to,get out the Vizion manual and see where I go to make that...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,667
Posted By ALagonia
I upgraded my TruTrak Digiflight II to the Vizion...

I upgraded my TruTrak Digiflight II to the Vizion 385 in my 9. Really like the autopilot. And support from Andrew was excellent.
I only have two comments, neither of which is major.
1. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,443
Posted By ALagonia
I did the Super Tracks mod to my 9 slider...

I did the Super Tracks mod to my 9 slider specifically for PetsnPaws. But getting a large/heavy dog in my baggage area is way too difficult. IíVe had to limit the weight to 30íish pounds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By ALagonia
I purchased my 9 from a 6 footer. I also have a...

I purchased my 9 from a 6 footer. I also have a 29Ē inseam. My seat bottom is in the most forward position, we did move the rudder pedal attach points and I bought some of those rudder pedal stand...
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By ALagonia
Flew into KHKY week before last, first time...

Flew into KHKY week before last, first time there. Awesome controllers. FBO put my 9 in their hangar. Aircraft was fueled as requested when I arrived for departure next day. Canít say enough good...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By ALagonia
Where do you find the paper clip option on iPad? ...

Where do you find the paper clip option on iPad? I just looked and cannot find it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By ALagonia
I flew my 9 on my first Petsnpaws mission. Flew...

I flew my 9 on my first Petsnpaws mission. Flew 1A3 to D73 where I picked up a lab mix puppy. Then fly him to KHKY And then back to 1A3 the next day.
10,000 MSL over the NC mountains on the return...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By ALagonia
My 9 is aircraft number 34 for me. So Iíve had my...

My 9 is aircraft number 34 for me. So Iíve had my share of some very cool stuff. We sold our charter airline that was based in Central America and decided to come back to the US. Sold our business...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,179
Posted By ALagonia
If you donít mind sharing, who is the underwriter...

If you donít mind sharing, who is the underwriter and how much is the premium?
Forum: Safety 07-09-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,912
Posted By ALagonia
I would suggest a nomex flight suit, nomex socks...

I would suggest a nomex flight suit, nomex socks and a pair of flung gloves. Not a lot of money for safety.
Forum: Autopilots 07-05-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,509
Posted By ALagonia
Yes I have an autopilot source switch. And I came...

Yes I have an autopilot source switch. And I came to the same conclusion about syncing the autopilot altitude to the altimeter.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By ALagonia
Because my airplane came with a back up ASI in...

Because my airplane came with a back up ASI in mph. It?s taking me some time to get used to mph, I?ve used knots for so many years. But I?m cheap and don?t want to spend the money or the time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,318
Posted By ALagonia
Flew from our home base of 1A3 to KNQA in the...

Flew from our home base of 1A3 to KNQA in the Memphis area to visit our daughters, grandkids and the great grand baby. 2 hours going on Thursday with a headwind and 1:43 for the return on Sunday....
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,937
Posted By ALagonia
I installed the 52R and am extremely happy with...

I installed the 52R and am extremely happy with its performance. I definitely wanted a remote mount because I don?t like anything on the glare shield.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By ALagonia
RV9 best glide and ratio

I?m using 90 mph for Vg, best glide speed and 12:1 for glide ratio in setting up the function on ForeFlight. I have an O-360 with three blade Catto prop on my 9. Does this sound right?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-01-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By ALagonia
Southeast?s Angel Flight is back open and...

Southeast?s Angel Flight is back open and providing flights.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By ALagonia
I had a 601P Aerostar years ago. Those that have...

I had a 601P Aerostar years ago. Those that have owned one well know of the propensity to get fuel leaks. I was told to use a Click Patch to solve the problem. Used to carry some on board with me. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By ALagonia
I have the exact same set up on my 9 and have...

I have the exact same set up on my 9 and have experienced the same issue with the #4 CHT. I?ve been able to balance the CHT?s in cruise but my #4 is still hotter than all other cylinders in climb.
I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By ALagonia
The Wig Wag module is awesome. Had to shoot the...

The Wig Wag module is awesome.
Had to shoot the LPV approach to get back into our home field a little while ago. Weather was ugly, wind was howling. Our local IA said he could see us on the approach...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,999
Posted By ALagonia
Thumbs up I have owned many airplanes from Bonanza, Baron,...

I have owned many airplanes from Bonanza, Baron, C-421, King Airs, MU-2, Lear, L-39 and quite a few more. They all had nose wheels. I decided on an RV9 to learn new skills and have fun doing it. I...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you for clarifying. I have flown some...

Thank you for clarifying. I have flown some approaches but was wondering more about the automatic switch to Ver Arm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By ALagonia
I have used the pen pal two pen holder from...

I have used the pen pal two pen holder from Aircraft Spruce in all my airplanes for the last 20+ years. There?s always a place to secure it. On my 9 I have It attached to the side interior panel on...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By ALagonia
AFS 4500 and TruTrak Vizion

Two questions:
When flying a coupled LPV approach -
1. Since the TruTrak Vizion 385 A/P only intercepts the glide slope From below does that mean we must descend a little below the FAF altitude?...
Forum: GPS 05-14-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By ALagonia
This past summer I puase the 175 and sold my 795....

This past summer I puase the 175 and sold my 795. Glad I did it. I also upgrade my autopilot from the Digiflight II SV to the Vizion 385. Added some other stuff and am happy with everything I did. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By ALagonia
Highly recommend Wilson Air. Or fly to KEFD,...

Highly recommend Wilson Air. Or fly to KEFD, Ellington Field. Great folks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,982
Posted By ALagonia
Done. Thank you

Done. Thank you
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-07-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By ALagonia
Shout out for Tulsair KNQA

Flew from 1A3, home base, to KNQA on Sat Feb 29. Glad I had installed the heated pitot because I had to use it for both outbound and return flights. Serious winds and turbulence but the RV9 handled...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By ALagonia
Vic Syracuse is nearby in the Atlanta, GA area....

Vic Syracuse is nearby in the Atlanta, GA area. Highly recommend him.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,777
Posted By ALagonia
Allan, I am so sorry. Please accept my most...

Allan,
I am so sorry. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 168,672
Posted By ALagonia
I hit 203 kts yesterday at 6,500? in my 9 with an...

I hit 203 kts yesterday at 6,500? in my 9 with an O-360 engine mated to a three blade Catto prop. How cool.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,903
Posted By ALagonia
I have an O-360 with a Catto three blade in my 9...

I have an O-360 with a Catto three blade in my 9 and absolutely love it.
Forum: Interiors 01-31-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By ALagonia
I have the same issue with my Koger Shade in my...

I have the same issue with my Koger Shade in my slider 9. Hopefully somebody can point us to a fix.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,455
Posted By ALagonia
That is exactly the thought/question I had. If...

That is exactly the thought/question I had. If the LLC is the builder is the Repairman's Certificate issued to the LLC?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By ALagonia
My installation went exactly as described here...

My installation went exactly as described here except we did not have an issue with the trim speed. That LED light was used to set the trim speed. Mine works as designed and the trim speed is at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By ALagonia
I may be interested. I base at 1A3

I may be interested. I base at 1A3
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,580
Posted By ALagonia
I don?t like anything on the glare shield. Just...

I don?t like anything on the glare shield. Just my personal preference. So I purchased the GDL 52R and have it mounted behind the panel
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By ALagonia
I have dual AFS 4500 screens and fly IFR. Left...

I have dual AFS 4500 screens and fly IFR. Left screen has all my navigation and engine monitoring. Right screen is for mapping. Since I cannot get ADS-B In with the 4500 I have an iPad on a Ram mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 168,672
Posted By ALagonia
I was too excited and forgot to take a pic of my...

I was too excited and forgot to take a pic of my EFIS. On December 31 at 9,000? burning 7.2 gph my 9 hit 215 kts. flying from 1A3 to KSFB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,254
Posted By ALagonia
Flew from 1A3, Copperhill, TN to KSFB on New...

Flew from 1A3, Copperhill, TN to KSFB on New Years Eve and then returned Jan 6. Great flights with wife and puppy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 440,360
Posted By ALagonia
On my 9 with an O-360 my #4 cylinder always ran...

On my 9 with an O-360 my #4 cylinder always ran hotter than all the others. I tried the foil tape on #?s 1 and 2 cylinders of different sizes. Ultimately I ended up with about 3/8? foil tape on the...
Forum: Florida (South) 12-29-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By ALagonia
Hangar at KSFB

Going to Orlando, Sanford, this Tuesday for a few days. Any hangar space available for three or four nights? I have a 9.
Forum: ADS-B 12-26-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,727
Posted By ALagonia
I did this same set up. Also bought it from...

I did this same set up. Also bought it from Stein. I mounted the GPS antenna under the cowling on a platform secured to the firewall that I also got from Stein. Easy install. Works flawlessly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you sir. Gary has them made and will be in...

Thank you sir. Gary has them made and will be in the mail tomorrow
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By ALagonia
I?m in North Georgia but anyone willing to help...

I?m in North Georgia but anyone willing to help could just put in the mail. Willing to pay for your time and materials
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By ALagonia
Thank you very much for responding. My hangar is...

Thank you very much for responding. My hangar is actually in Copperhill, TN, 1A3. But I do live in North Georgia.
As for font, just block letters that are 1/8? tall. I am going to send you a pic of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By ALagonia
Need one label

I need a label printed on clear tape that says PITOT, all caps with black letters 1/8? tall. I cannot find my labeling machine since we moved and hate to buy a new machine for just one label....
Forum: Autopilots 12-21-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,509
Posted By ALagonia
After posting above about syncing the Vizion 385...

After posting above about syncing the Vizion 385 to the altimeter prior to takeoff as per the Vizion manual I started questioning whether that was necessary if the autopilot is being commanded...
Forum: Autopilots 12-21-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,509
Posted By ALagonia
I have the Vizion 385 connected to my Garmin 175...

I have the Vizion 385 connected to my Garmin 175 through an ARINC module communicating to my AFS 4500. It flies the LPV approach at my home and local airports like, as it has already been said, as if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,965
Posted By ALagonia
I agree. Went on a diet, lost a little over 40...

I agree. Went on a diet, lost a little over 40 pounds this year. Can carry more in my 9 nowadays.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,537
Posted By ALagonia
Our Amelia, a little four year old poodle we got...

Our Amelia, a little four year old poodle we got and brought back from Honduras when we returned to the US, loves flying with us. She has her own ear muffs and sits quietly on Mary?s lap. I remove...
Forum: Photography 12-17-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By ALagonia
Not sure I follow. Do you have a picture?

Not sure I follow. Do you have a picture?
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