VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: A2022
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,596
Posted By A2022
I leave a tow bar in the aircraft permantly...

I leave a tow bar in the aircraft permantly because you never really know when you will need it. I hang the other one in the hangar and use it to pull the airplane in and out. after pulling the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,442
Posted By A2022
in the checklist, have two instructions to latch...

in the checklist, have two instructions to latch canopy.... it's never failed me. always use a checklist and never just wing it.

1) before start, latch canopy
2) before runup, latch canopy
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By A2022
add some wicking loctite 290 to the rivet head...

add some wicking loctite 290 to the rivet head contact. looks fine to me.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-21-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,726
Posted By A2022
strange, there is a lot of room to land safely...

strange, there is a lot of room to land safely out there.
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,475
Posted By A2022
elegant solution for both the hangar and airplane...

elegant solution for both the hangar and airplane attachments.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By A2022
6 hrs is a long flight. after only 3.5 hrs, I...

6 hrs is a long flight. after only 3.5 hrs, I have to take a couple minutes to prepare for landing.... stretch, take some water, wiggle the rudder, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By A2022
before paint, I had a weeping rivet, I tried the...

before paint, I had a weeping rivet, I tried the green loctite but it didn't help. I then switched to the thinned proseal injection method and it worked. no further weeping since the past 5 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2022, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By A2022
All rivets. if you only do some, I recommend...

All rivets. if you only do some, I recommend doing the control surfaces. especially the rudder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By A2022
I don't have any smoking rivets at 1000 hrs. ...

I don't have any smoking rivets at 1000 hrs. before paint I applied green wicking loctite to each rivet head with a q-tip, yep, each one!

the idea is that at the micro level, metal to metal...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By A2022
hey, this is important. a clean scratch free...

hey, this is important. a clean scratch free canopy allows the beauty of flight to shine thru. definitely Novus 1 and microfiber for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,422
Posted By A2022
+1........

+1........
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,168
Posted By A2022
wow. a lot of work. it seems it could be worth...

wow. a lot of work. it seems it could be worth it for the future, but I guess it depends on how much you fly.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By A2022
I picked this tip up from Dan in 2012. it's a...

I picked this tip up from Dan in 2012. it's a good practice. no issues. very robust. 996 flight hours.
Forum: The RV Grin 02-02-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By A2022
Congrats! enjoy flying the Phase 1 to work thru...

Congrats! enjoy flying the Phase 1 to work thru the squawks. looks and sounds good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,919
Posted By A2022
torque

what happens if you over torque the bolt? is the bolt covered with a sleeve to act as a stop?

edit: forget this question. the sleeve is built into the assembly so not a problem.
Forum: GPS 01-31-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By A2022
new iFlyGPS EFB?

I see that iFlyGPS plans to release a new EFB in 2022. Does anyone know anything about it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By A2022
hey, there is a key on that ring also. before I...

hey, there is a key on that ring also. before I turn the prop, I always take a look to see if the key ring is velcro'd to the glareshield. if it's there, that means the key is not installed and the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-30-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,803
Posted By A2022
and they make a very good pie. nice trip! my...

and they make a very good pie. nice trip!

my nephew makes jet skis from almost anything.... check his videos. https://youtu.be/-1XeTSjIElA
Forum: Safety 01-29-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,175
Posted By A2022
if there is more CO2 and not enough oxygen then...

if there is more CO2 and not enough oxygen then where does the O2 come from?

perhaps it leaks in from the eye holes you cut in the bag?
Forum: Safety 01-28-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,175
Posted By A2022
can I get at least one smile from this...

can I get at least one smile from this suggestion? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By A2022
build another or buy lots of fuel for this one? ...

build another or buy lots of fuel for this one? I lean towards buying lots of fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By A2022
the polished edge

cold and snowy outside, so I went back inside and had another beer and then I noticed the reflection in the canopy end polished edge. I polished the canopy edge 8 yrs ago and still looks good. ...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,175
Posted By A2022
brown paper bag. have a friend standing by to...

brown paper bag. have a friend standing by to take it off.

better yet, put the bag on and sit in the plane and see how long it takes you to become confused and unable to find the buttons and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By A2022
slow EGT's were only on one or sometimes two...

slow EGT's were only on one or sometimes two cylinders, but they were consistently slow to come up. I almost pulled a valve rocker to check the valve guide. after getting the CHT's up during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By A2022
when running cold CHT's below 300F I noticed I...

when running cold CHT's below 300F I noticed I had some EGT readings that were slow to rise. I could not explain this. after I began using cowl inlet air dams to get the CHT's to be always above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
Gamma, NaI sensors would be lowest cost option.

Gamma, NaI sensors would be lowest cost option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,092
Posted By A2022
maybe it took a long time.... but it looks good!

maybe it took a long time.... but it looks good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
yep, may need some flight testing. :) perhaps a...

yep, may need some flight testing. :)

perhaps a couple aircraft flying in loose formation along a GPS mapped grid could cover more ground to conduct the surveys.

1. flight testing (check)
2. loose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
thx for the info. just the type of company that...

thx for the info. just the type of company that may have some insight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
could there be room in the industry for a...

could there be room in the industry for a non-profit organization that could map a town or city for radiation quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
I've seen photos of Volcano fly-bys from Vlad in...

I've seen photos of Volcano fly-bys from Vlad in Alaska. He has a 9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
no, this is not a terrain survey but for...

no, this is not a terrain survey but for radiation mapping only.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
looking at a radiation detector only. I have a...

looking at a radiation detector only. I have a 9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By A2022
Geology survey

does anyone have experience doing geology surveys like these...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,495
Posted By A2022
common sense. they are inexpensive, lightweight...

common sense. they are inexpensive, lightweight and the batteries last a long time.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By A2022
the exhaust system looks like artwork to me.

the exhaust system looks like artwork to me.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-10-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By A2022
the weather Gods were with me on this trip as I...

the weather Gods were with me on this trip as I had tailwinds most of the time. I'm a Grandad but this trip made me feel like a kid, weird, but I like it.

take off 7:38 AM Cincy time, arrive 3:24...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-10-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By A2022
OK. I'll be back, I've got grandkids there. ...

OK. I'll be back, I've got grandkids there. Dona Anana was very good to me and busier than I ever remembered it. Busy, busy, busy. It must be all the oil and gas they have discovered in NM.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-08-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By A2022
Cincy - El Paso - Wichita - Cincy

on the way from El Paso to Wichita I cruised through Vance MOA at 200 kts and was worked by the Vance controller, very nice, very professional and busy.

landed Wichita and they were busy putting...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-08-2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By A2022
Cincy - El Paso - Wichita - Cincy

my favorite ocean reef fossil mountain area.... the Guadalupe and El Capitan. winds were low and I had plenty of fuel, so I flew down the West...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-08-2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By A2022
Cincy - El Paso - Wichita - Cincy

these airplanes allow for good travel experiences to see family and friends....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/route.jpg

******

early morning start, I used my night light...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,923
Posted By A2022
yep, it's all in the photos. glad he survived.

yep, it's all in the photos. glad he survived.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,247
Posted By A2022
mountain leeward wind side

the worst turbulence I have experienced is mountain waves on the leeward wind side 10 to 20 miles down range. it's bad when you're holding the base of both sticks and still banging your head. I...
Forum: Reviews 12-30-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By A2022
in 2013 just before first flight, I decided to...

in 2013 just before first flight, I decided to update my D100 software but didn't do it correctly and burned it out. I did my first flight with my steam gauges and later Dynon fixed my D100 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,423
Posted By A2022
2021

mostly local flights

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/2021.PNG
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-20-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 748,454
Posted By A2022
refined interior and elegant overall arrangement.

refined interior and elegant overall arrangement.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By A2022
thx for that. I am not going to connect the...

thx for that. I am not going to connect the battery to the charger unless it needs it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By A2022
looks to be the same battery

looks to be the same battery
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,993
Posted By A2022
waiting

waiting to see the first half million-dollar RV-10 posted for sale. you really don't want to have your money in cash these days because you're losing every day.
Forum: Safety 12-15-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,138
Posted By A2022
quote in the video "out of their element, the...

quote in the video "out of their element, the flatland pilots in this tragedy"......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,893
Posted By A2022
7 yrs ago I saw a neighbor that cracked a RV8...

7 yrs ago I saw a neighbor that cracked a RV8 canopy upon releasing the canopy after carbon fibering the roll bar. I wondered if he was going to be able to recover but he did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,862
Posted By A2022
I like it.

I like it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,862
Posted By A2022
I have use something similar (bug blades) for the...

I have use something similar (bug blades) for the past 4 years, but I usually take them off in the Winter because of icing concerns. I'm not sure if my concern is valid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By A2022
Ohio has some nice sunsets but not as good as...

Ohio has some nice sunsets but not as good as Kansas!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By A2022
at least Van's should update their best practices...

at least Van's should update their best practices design manual and stop doing this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By A2022
well, yours will probably not be the last. ...

well, yours will probably not be the last. cylinders are expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By A2022
is this per the plans? best practice is not to...

is this per the plans? best practice is not to use rivets downstream of the air filter for this reason.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,384
Posted By A2022
yep, in trim is the best condition for low fuel...

yep, in trim is the best condition for low fuel condition. do a complete checkout of the fuel system to understand the real fuel exhaustion limit. I always land with at least 1 hr remaining in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,374
Posted By A2022
looks like a nice build with attention to detail....

looks like a nice build with attention to detail. interesting nose wheel strut to cowl intersection fairing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,328
Posted By A2022
could a mounting screw fastener come in contact...

could a mounting screw fastener come in contact with the shunt? the lower hole looks rough.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By A2022
maybe I'm sensitive to battery capacity drop and...

maybe I'm sensitive to battery capacity drop and it would go longer until it completely failed but I don't want that. I only charge it when it's cold and it is on a two-hour timer that I call before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,867
Posted By A2022
open cabin heat

when I open cabin heat to half I get some preheat air coming thru to the cabin. call your airplane a couple of hours ahead to get preheat going and it will be nicer when you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By A2022
Concorde battery charger

I use Concorde battery RG-25XC but I only get 3 yrs out of these. my latest battery made it to 3.5 yrs. it's probably down to 80-85%. starts easily if the engine is warm but when colder I detect a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-07-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,082
Posted By A2022
nice plane! she is looking at the...

nice plane! she is looking at the sky.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Airworthiness-Received/i-QXwQTm8/0/fdd8b649/L/20211203_081137-L.jpg
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.