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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Don't forget that EAA has an insurance plan...

Don't forget that EAA has an insurance plan through Falcon. Used 'em for years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lots of good advice above, more than I could...

Lots of good advice above, more than I could offer!

As for moving the wings once they are removed, the easy way is to move them vertically, leading edge down. I used 4x8 sheets of insulating foam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The biggest advantage of the constant speed prop...

The biggest advantage of the constant speed prop is deceleration on landing. It also helps in climb, of course. Also, the Sensenich metal props have a 2600 RPM limitation which means you can't get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,302
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've had both an -8 and an -8A. The -8 was more...

I've had both an -8 and an -8A.

The -8 was more fun to fly, what with raising the tail on takeoff and lowering it on landing, three points, wheel landings, etc. It was also stunningly beautiful,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Good idea, but... Average weights only make sense...

Good idea, but... Average weights only make sense when you have a large number of passengers, lots more than an RV-9A carries.

What I did was similar to what you propose... I calculated in advance a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,599
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've flown all those routes, too, and I'll second...

I've flown all those routes, too, and I'll second the comment about haze over Lake Michigan. On one flight, it was technically VFR, but there was no horizon, so I was flying on instruments (and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another way of looking at this -- if the plane...

Another way of looking at this -- if the plane has some characteristic that you might be uncomfortable with, would you rather find it in benign test conditions in Phase 1 or fully loaded, including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Some years back, there was a count of homebuilts...

Some years back, there was a count of homebuilts by kit manufacturer. Van's was #1, more than #2 - #9 combined.
Forum: Rocket 06-15-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One knowledgeable owner said that the tapered...

One knowledgeable owner said that the tapered wing was a cross country wing but the Hershey bar wing was a sport wing. I suspect, but don't know, that the Hershey bar wing would have a wider c.g....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You might consider getting your CFI RVed - might...

You might consider getting your CFI RVed - might simplify a lot of things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Good questions! * In the pattern, I was...

Good questions!
* In the pattern, I was concentrating on the C172 ahead and the landing, watching for more surface traffic because the C172 had just gone around because of emergency vehicles on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
"Interesting" afternoon at the airport

This is an RV story because I was in the RV-9A, and it ends with an RV-12.

In the instrument panel is a nutplate with a screw broken off in it. On a previous trip to the airport, I played with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I did the numbers, the O-360 would burn...

When I did the numbers, the O-360 would burn another gallon per hour over the O-320. That translates to 30 minutes reserve...

Your mileage will vary, of course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. As I understand it, changing from one engine...

Hmm. As I understand it, changing from one engine to a similar engine does NOT require Phase 1, but I'll defer to a DAR.

However, changing from a fixed pitch prop to constant speed did require five...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Van once told me that the newest wingtips...

Van once told me that the newest wingtips provided many unrealizable advantages.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another point to consider is having service...

Another point to consider is having service loops, basically enough slack in the wiring that you can make changes later on... such as changing switches or, I wish my plane had this, being able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The Restricted Areas 3005A-E, southwest of...

The Restricted Areas 3005A-E, southwest of Savannah, are almost always hot. When you do get to fly through them, there's all these things you've never seen before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Yesterday, I flew (at altitude) a set of low...

Yesterday, I flew (at altitude) a set of low speed spirals with different control inputs, then took the recorded flight data, messed with it to make it look like they were flown at low altitude at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks, all. Constant speed prop, forgot to say...

Thanks, all.

Constant speed prop, forgot to say that. But on my old RV-4, fixed pitch wood prop, you could change the manifold pressure a few inches with no change in RPM.

Don't have a mechanical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Larry, I agree that excessive filtering is the...

Larry, I agree that excessive filtering is the likely problem. Can't tell but I think that there may be a slew rate limiter in there as well as an inadequately damped second order filter. Hard to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Manifold pressure blues

In the five years I've had the RV-9A (third owner, O-320, carbureted), the manifold pressure readout (Garmin G3X Touch) has had an annoying tendency -- it lags the the throttle position. For example,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,234
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I don't understand why firewalls are only...

I don't understand why firewalls are only vertical and do not extend a ways aft on the belly of the plane. If there is a fire, it could follow the cooling air out the belly and there would be nothing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,918
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Next day from Atlanta FSDO vis email, IIRC

Next day from Atlanta FSDO vis email, IIRC
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another way of looking at the requirement is not...

Another way of looking at the requirement is not what tools do you want, but what capabilities do you want. Like, remove cowl and wheel pants; clean spark plugs; etc. When I suspected alternator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
g3xpert@garmin.com is the best place to get your...

g3xpert@garmin.com is the best place to get your question answered!

And they're good folks.

Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Last time I checked with Garmin, the G5 will work...

Last time I checked with Garmin, the G5 will work just fine without pitot/static, but the attitude indicator does not extend into the space taken by the tapes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Too many to-do items

My OCD has now manifested itself in sorting things out, pretty much everything in the house and on the computer... including to-do items on the RV-9A.

The current count is:
* 9 -- things to flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,788
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
All this squabbling reminds me of the story of...

All this squabbling reminds me of the story of the statistician who drowned crossing a river with an average depth of two feet...

The overall statistics may be good, but that doesn't mean there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Time for the wet blanket to step in again... *...

Time for the wet blanket to step in again...
* What are the failure modes?
* How do you handle inflight failures?
* How do you document your system and software so that two years after installation,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,510
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Well... time for a stick in the mud opinion. The...

Well... time for a stick in the mud opinion. The panel's primary function is functionality, not beauty. Anything over the top can be a visual distraction.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-19-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sedona, AZ red rock country is gorgeous on the...

Sedona, AZ red rock country is gorgeous on the ground or in the air, great airport restaurant

Belen, NM KBRG is a nice fuel stop, courtesy car to restaurants nearby

Lots of high desert, turbulence,...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,752
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When tower says "Roger" instead of "Hold short"

So here’s a real gotcha, could happen to any of us at a towered airport. I happened to see this one happen, as I had just landed and taxied clear of the runway involved and was still on tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A young friend is doing bookwork in preparation...

A young friend is doing bookwork in preparation for initial CFI. We went up in the RV-9A so that he could practice evaluating and doing CFI kinds of things.

This was also a chance for me to practice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Went flying with a young friend / just got...

Went flying with a young friend / just got commercial ASEL / CFI is next / airline wannabe.

Went to get gas in the RV-9A, with a planned instrument approach at one airport and then on to the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Don't let you transponder/encoder check time out

Here's a real gotcha...

Suppose you discover one day that you transponder/encoder check has timed out, and you need to get them rechecked to be legal...

In the old days, it wasn't hard to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,290
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Last product briefing I heard, it was Foreflight...

Last product briefing I heard, it was Foreflight by 4:1 or so.

A few years back, Garmin gave in to marketing pressure and became Foreflight compatible to some degree. However, there are some things...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When you talked to Garmin Aviation Support, what...

When you talked to Garmin Aviation Support, what did they say?

866 739-5687, then 4, then 1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When Boeing bought Jeppesen, the price of Jepp...

When Boeing bought Jeppesen, the price of Jepp charts skyrocketed and I quit using them. Then the government charts copied some of the Jepp features, and the differences became minor.

What do I use...
Forum: RV-3 03-20-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 217,070
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my -4, I put the (early model) GPS under the...

On my -4, I put the (early model) GPS under the panel. Hated the location, but I was out of room.

Given the choice, I'd put as much as I could on the main panel so you don't have to bend down to see...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
This is a kind of non-reply, but... I got mine...

This is a kind of non-reply, but...

I got mine calibrated at the power off stall, no problem.

I then looked at the AOA at the other suggested calibration points, and it was close enough, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I go on a long trip solo, I remove the right...

When I go on a long trip solo, I remove the right stick but leave the right seat in, just in case there's a reason to give somebody a ride. Taking the stick out makes lots of room, even with no cover...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure why you need a digital clock. I've got a...

Not sure why you need a digital clock. I've got a time on the G3X that I've used only once in five years for timing an approach. The panel clock I use for logging flight time but really don't need...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks! All true, and I knew that, the question...

Thanks! All true, and I knew that, the question was, were than any lurking just beyond visual range? My strategy for thunderstorm avoidance is that ADS-B tells me where to look, and I then avoid them...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Just talked to Garmin, and got an answer to a...

Just talked to Garmin, and got an answer to a related question...

My system is a GDL52 ADS-B in unit connected via serial port to each of two G3X Touch screens. (I do not have an XM subscription)....
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not entirely sure, but I think XM broadcasts more...

Not entirely sure, but I think XM broadcasts more weather products than ADS-B. I do know that XM broadcasts high resolution weather for the entire country, not just local with distant weather in low...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Amazed at how often so folks are changing brake...

Amazed at how often so folks are changing brake pads!

On the -9A, I almost never use the brakes while turning on the ground -- full rudder deflection and planning ahead make the brakes mostly...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,678
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've flown the last ten years or so with only one...

I've flown the last ten years or so with only one comm.

What's nice is a comm radio with a monitor function, so you can hear ATIS when there's nothing on the primary feature. Otherwise, I've asked...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Definitely a lot of work to get it this far, and...

Definitely a lot of work to get it this far, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it performs in other than calm air.

Here's AOA recorded in the RV-9A in conditions not all that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,370
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IMHO, the comments about bending moments and...

IMHO, the comments about bending moments and landing gear loads are valid.

There was even one RVer who extended his wingtips, not realizing that the extension was generating excessive bending...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-02-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What are the fire characteristics? Sure, RVs are...

What are the fire characteristics? Sure, RVs are not certificated aircraft but the hazards are still the same.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,671
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The Boeing philosophy is the quiet, dark cockpit....

The Boeing philosophy is the quiet, dark cockpit. If things are normal, no lights, no annunciations.

That's a starting point... for things that can cause trouble if left on too long, the most...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,998
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. If it's a functional diagram, do you need to...

Hmm. If it's a functional diagram, do you need to show the power and ground wires?

Also, if pairs of pins need to be connected together, you could show that right at the box, not at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,565
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Very strongly disagree!! I found when doing...

Very strongly disagree!! I found when doing missed approaches in the RV-9A, it was all too easy to forget to raise the flaps, or when distracted by a vector right after takeoff (Class C airspace)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,565
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In the RV-9A, I use flaps 10 on takeoff so that...

In the RV-9A, I use flaps 10 on takeoff so that the plane lifts off at a more nose low attitude. This means that forward visibility is better during liftoff and initial climb. Flaps come up at 80...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-14-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pat Panzera, RIP

A good man, liked and respected by all, he finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a long, tough fight. He died at home, surrounded by family. He was my friend.

Those of you who have considered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's now a procedure for calibrating the...

There's now a procedure for calibrating the Garmin G3X AOA at various points. I did my second flight to see what I already had, and to see if I wanted to go through the calibration. Turns out the the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,998
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No, guys, wiring diagrams are not what you want....

No, guys, wiring diagrams are not what you want. They're too detailed.

What you almost always want is a tabulation of what port on what device goes to what port on another device; and what settings...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The 635 multifunction screen is too small for...

The 635 multifunction screen is too small for displaying navigation information. However, it does give more entries of the flight plan than a smaller screen, so it is worth having for that. And its...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Ive heard that in some planes, when its cold...

Ive heard that in some planes, when its cold enough that you want heat, the oil might not be warm enough to heat well. Dunno.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,462
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Update from the mother ship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMTkDq2g-p0

Shipping, vendors, etc.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,136
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Can't find a picture, but the early (1960-ish)...

Can't find a picture, but the early (1960-ish) Mooneys had a distinctive paint scheme.

When flickr decides to start working again, I'll post my old 1959 Cessna 175 as purchased and with the original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Intercom audio to iPhone movie - how?

Already working is a Y cable that sends audio to the video camera, but I now want to simultaneously send audio to the iPhone 13 while recording video on it.

Headphones are Lightspeed Sierras with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A good day for the 200 knot club

Winds aloft at Savannah at 3, 6, and 9 are 51, 61, and 68 knots. On the other hand, surface winds are gusting to 40 near my house, so I'll forego membership.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lots of nice rhetoric in here but * Carrier...

Lots of nice rhetoric in here but
* Carrier approaches are wildly different from GA landings in many, many ways. Comparing AOA for those to GA makes little to no sense from a flight dynamics point...
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