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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By YellerDaisy
Like most things with airplanes, it's a...

Like most things with airplanes, it's a compromise. No doubt that a canopy is not ideal for photography.

I've found that shooting away from the sun and putting the camera lens as close to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,996
Posted By YellerDaisy
Here's one not too far out of your way Vlad -...

Here's one not too far out of your way Vlad - Simplot, UT.

https://youtu.be/gKnJHrDeR9s

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/DSC06431-2-600x338.jpg

I'd suggest NOT. I found it to be too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,693
Posted By YellerDaisy
I found a little airport with self-serve 100LL...

I found a little airport with self-serve 100LL for $4.90/gallon!! Filled the RV-4 to overflowing and and wished I had a couple of 5 gallon jugs with me!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,741
Posted By YellerDaisy
The Utah back country is an amazing place - the...

The Utah back country is an amazing place - the terrain & scenery is spectacular!! The flying was actually last weekend when a weather window opened up. This weekend was spent processing video.

I...
Forum: COMM 05-16-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have (RV-4, Garmin SL30 (intercom off),...

I have (RV-4, Garmin SL30 (intercom off), Lightspeed Sierra). The first time it happened, I had been playing with the receiver settings and I **think** it was related to either the Mic Level or...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-06-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By YellerDaisy
Congrats!! They are fantastic little magic...

Congrats!! They are fantastic little magic carpets (I'm terribly biased)! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,570
Posted By YellerDaisy
The wonderful thing about an RV is that flies...

The wonderful thing about an RV is that flies very nicely at any speed (within its limits). I fly my RV-4 with a few slower aircraft (i.e. Carbon Cub, Murphy Rebel) and it is fine for a short while....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,565
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agreed. Routine, muscle memory, SOP or whatever...

Agreed. Routine, muscle memory, SOP or whatever one wants to call it. Doesn't seem to matter much until it REALLY matters. Easier and cheaper to learn from our collective experience.
Forum: RV-4 02-11-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By YellerDaisy
Now is also the time to decide if you are...

Now is also the time to decide if you are satisfied with the standard 5" tires or switching to the 380/150 tires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,827
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been doing the aviation thing for 35 years...

I've been doing the aviation thing for 35 years and have found myself go thru some interesting changes. Like many who have posted here, I've belonged to good and less good chapters, I've served a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,305
Posted By YellerDaisy
No. However; I would note that the backcountry...

No.

However; I would note that the backcountry is not for everyone and it is harder on the airplane (at least an RV) than a typical airport. If maintaining a show quality airplane or uninterested in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,731
Posted By YellerDaisy
Normal 'ole flying stuff for...

Normal 'ole flying stuff for me...

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GS010190-11-600x338.jpg

... and what goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,445
Posted By YellerDaisy
I know of two RV-4's with relief tubes. Both...

I know of two RV-4's with relief tubes. Both routed the tubing down the tailspring, as far aft as possible, and work as expected. I've not heard of any flow issues or freezing events but they are in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very nice Cole!

Very nice Cole!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By YellerDaisy
The 1st of the year was a miserable day for...

The 1st of the year was a miserable day for flying but the second was much improved!!

I attempted to duplicate the flight of SpaceShipTwo and nearly nailed it!

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,767
Posted By YellerDaisy
I found some rather pretty fog and made a short...

I found some rather pretty fog and made a short video of it! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021_12_FogAndSun-600x338.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By YellerDaisy
A large percentage of my flights are with at...

A large percentage of my flights are with at least one camera mounted (wintip or vertical) and usually several (both wingtips and vertical). No, I've never noticed any difference. This is true...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By YellerDaisy
I use...

I use this.
http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/20211009_102802-600x450.jpg

Several years ago, I spent a good bit of time trying to come up with an elegant and semi-permanent solution....
Forum: RV-3 12-16-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By YellerDaisy
Howdy Chris, For both my RV-3 and now RV-4, I...

Howdy Chris,

For both my RV-3 and now RV-4, I attached a hose clamp to the gear leg near the bend (near the wheel). I then use a scissor jack to raise it. The hose clamp provides some additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By YellerDaisy
The EAA chapter here at TCS has created a...

The EAA chapter here at TCS has created a fantastic Beech 18 windsock or maybe tetrahedron... not sure what to call it. Neither of those and both! ;) Regardless, it's on bearings and works...
Forum: Safety 12-13-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thanks for posting that and bringing attention to...

Thanks for posting that and bringing attention to density altitude (DA).

Every summer a number of airplanes are torn up and pilots killed in these parts because of this issue. We all suffer from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,088
Posted By YellerDaisy
Early Saturday...

Early Saturday cruisin!

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021_12_04_RV4SunriseFromRV12-600x337.jpg
Forum: RV-3 12-01-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've got hundreds of hours with this tailwheel on...

I've got hundreds of hours with this tailwheel on my RV-4 (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Lightweight-Tailwheel-Tire-p/1002.htm) and am frequently operating from dirt/gravel strips. It did fine....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By YellerDaisy
Manual is located here:...

Manual is located here: https://emagair.com/downloads/

Test procedure is on page 22:
"P- Model (self-powering) Alternator Check: - You can check the internal alternator operation on the P model...
Forum: RV-3 11-08-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,578
Posted By YellerDaisy
I went thru this exercise a year or two ago but...

I went thru this exercise a year or two ago but from the opposite angle. My oil temps (RV-4 O-320 160hp) have always been high/hot during the summer months. I think you'll find some people have no...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By YellerDaisy
Oh... also... I'm not sure of the reason for the...

Oh... also... I'm not sure of the reason for the IO-320 question but suspect it may be related to running LOP.

Here's a photo of my O-320 (carb) running LOP. I fly LOP on nearly all cross countries...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By YellerDaisy
To the OP, I'd say 'well' and 'yes' to your first...

To the OP, I'd say 'well' and 'yes' to your first two questions but everything is relative. Better answers might be possible if you could describe your mission and what types of aircraft you are...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,783
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been working on this impossibility all...

I've been working on this impossibility all summer with loads of practice time. There are obviously a bunch of variables and many of them have a very significant effect.

Here's a video of the...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,295
Posted By YellerDaisy
I've been working on this impossibility all...

I've been working on this impossibility all summer with loads of practice time. I've concluded that it was named 'impossible turn' because it is impossible to give a pilot a specific number (safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 25,307
Posted By YellerDaisy
So many to choose from.......

So many to choose from.... ;)

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GS010113-600x338.jpg

http://jdfinley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GS010114-4-600x338.jpg
Forum: Midwest 08-31-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By YellerDaisy
Question Meadow Lake Hangar (KFLY) - Labor Day?

Posting in the Midwest Region forum.

Wondering if anyone at Meadow Lake (KFLY - NE side of Colorado Springs) might have hangar space for an RV-4 over Labor Day weekend (2021)?

Coming to visit my...
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,623
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agree with Steve about the Desser...

Agree with Steve about the Desser retreads.

Depending on your mission, the 380x150x5 6 Ply Desser Aero Classic tire is a nice option if you need a little larger tire. It is larger so will affect the...
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm guessing that (55kts?) is a question for...

I'm guessing that (55kts?) is a question for me.

Mine has a VS0 of 42 kts IAS at 1350 lbs and 7000' DA. I wouldn't claim that my airspeed indicator is perfect at that low airspeed but it seems to be...
Forum: RV-4 07-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By YellerDaisy
In my RV-4, normal base/final is full flaps, idle...

In my RV-4, normal base/final is full flaps, idle (900 rpm), and 55 kts IAS. At 1350 lbs and 6,500' DA, RoD is ~700 fpm.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,912
Posted By YellerDaisy
Nice job Tim. What you didn't mention is that the...

Nice job Tim. What you didn't mention is that the road up to the BRG airport is a serious uphill trek! I used to bicycle up and down that hill - a good workout!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,837
Posted By YellerDaisy
Hi Tim, My advice is not good since I live here....

Hi Tim, My advice is not good since I live here. With that in mind, my suggestions for a flat lander making this trip during the summer months are as follows:
1. Once into the mountains, fly EARLY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,252
Posted By YellerDaisy
Lots of snow to start the weekend - made for some...

Lots of snow to start the weekend - made for some pretty sights (until summer blew in Saturday afternoon).

https://youtu.be/PaxzeW-2Xv4
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,627
Posted By YellerDaisy
I wish I could say that I know for certain but I...

I wish I could say that I know for certain but I don't. :-( I occasionally think of doing a serious of tests to document that for the same weight, DA, etc.

A crude estimate is 50-75 rpm.

Based on...
Forum: Propellers 02-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,627
Posted By YellerDaisy
Yes, that is correct. I have a 13" spinner with...

Yes, that is correct. I have a 13" spinner with the old cowl - so a mismatch. Sensenich does offer a 12" spinner but I haven't bothered as the existing one only bothers me occasionally.

Here's a...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,627
Posted By YellerDaisy
Yes - assuming one of the two (I think only two)...

Yes - assuming one of the two (I think only two) standard RV-4 cowls. What you require is engine and cowling dependent. My RV-4 is very old (SN 107) with an O-320 having 7/16" bolts (crank). I...
Forum: Propellers 02-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,627
Posted By YellerDaisy
I have about 250 hours with mine (high time 160hp...

I have about 250 hours with mine (high time 160hp O-320). It appears you are located in Vermont. If so and not operating from a very short airstrip, any pin setting will be fine to get started but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,079
Posted By YellerDaisy
We don't get a lot of snow in the Gila Wilderness...

We don't get a lot of snow in the Gila Wilderness so I had to go enjoy it!

https://youtu.be/Qqem26zygUY
Forum: RV-4 12-23-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,126
Posted By YellerDaisy
To the OP: I would guess "skipping" is because of...

To the OP: I would guess "skipping" is because of too much speed (airplane is still trying to fly). My mission is mostly shorter and backcountry airstrips. As such, I prefer a slow approach speed and...
Forum: Photography 12-01-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,625
Posted By YellerDaisy
I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are...

I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are but I use the standard GoPro "stick-on" bases but with modification. I drill a hole in them and run a screw thru into an existing hole (wingtip screws...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-05-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,961
Posted By YellerDaisy
May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in...

May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in your signature?
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,361
Posted By YellerDaisy
This is one of the BIG differences with mountain...

This is one of the BIG differences with mountain flying and, not to pick on the poster, is 180 degrees off. Surface wind, in the mountains, is the least accurate indicator of conditions up in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,192
Posted By YellerDaisy
Looking good John! Remember to always do the...

Looking good John! Remember to always do the same number of rolls to the left and right or else your headset cable will get all twisted up. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,640
Posted By YellerDaisy
Agreed. Some LOVE the ability to do anything to...

Agreed. Some LOVE the ability to do anything to their aircraft. They would likely find a 152/172 very limiting. Some don't want to do any maintenance and finding an A&P to work on an experimental...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,640
Posted By YellerDaisy
In addition to defining your mission, consider...

In addition to defining your mission, consider the ability to perform your own maintenance on an 'experimental.' That is a good thing for some and a negative for others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,373
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would imagine the requirement to instantly...

I would imagine the requirement to instantly accelerate from zero rpm to whatever rpm is required for ~50 kts would also be a factor.
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,052
Posted By YellerDaisy
I don't match the request (two blade Sensenich GA...

I don't match the request (two blade Sensenich GA with 160hp O-320) but am super impressed and happy with the prop (after nearly two years and 200+ hours). Previously had a Catto.

If you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,816
Posted By YellerDaisy
Sadly, the "Gila Regional Fly in" has been...

Sadly, the "Gila Regional Fly in" has been canceled due to the things currently going on in the world. However; we are able to have a work-party weekend so that will occur on for the same weekend...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 33,905
Posted By YellerDaisy
Very nice Scott! Beautiful country!

Very nice Scott! Beautiful country!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,816
Posted By YellerDaisy
That is excellent Vlad! Let me know when you are...

That is excellent Vlad! Let me know when you are in the area. A few of us gather semi-frequently for early morning coffee at those backcountry airstrips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,816
Posted By YellerDaisy
Video complete!

Finally finished the video of the weekend activities. Crank up the resolution to 1080HD otherwise it will look terrible.

https://youtu.be/nYhqdcRz9fU
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,292
Posted By YellerDaisy
Good point Terry - I was assuming the very good...

Good point Terry - I was assuming the very good instrumentation that our RV's tend to have (and know how to use it). However; assumptions... well, you know... :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,816
Posted By YellerDaisy
Backcountry airstrip work weekend at 8,100' MSL....

Backcountry airstrip work weekend at 8,100' MSL. I'm always impressed how much work can be accomplished by a small group of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,292
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would suggest a standard operating procedure...

I would suggest a standard operating procedure that best handles as many situations/conditions as possible. Repeating such practices establishes 'muscle memory' which will serve you well when bad...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,859
Posted By YellerDaisy
Not sure if it is acceptable to quote Burt Rutan...

Not sure if it is acceptable to quote Burt Rutan here but.... for those that haven't heard it... The test to know if a part is too heavy for an aircraft is to toss it into the air. If it comes down,...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,903
Posted By YellerDaisy
I would imagine an RV-14 would do fine here, I...

I would imagine an RV-14 would do fine here, I have a friend with one and have never heard him complain. However; high density altitude and mountain flying is often more about the pilot than the...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By YellerDaisy
IMO, this rates in the 'nothing is simple'...

IMO, this rates in the 'nothing is simple' category. At least it has for me.

The roll bar is too far aft to get a good 'forward looking' perspective - you end up getting your head. So, the camera...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,062
Posted By YellerDaisy
Saturday was a post-rain morning over the high...

Saturday was a post-rain morning over the high desert and I captured some nice views while out doing some video camera testing.

https://youtu.be/Ntr00CBueFU
Forum: Propellers 06-12-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,837
Posted By YellerDaisy
Thank you Vince! I was not aware of that and...

Thank you Vince! I was not aware of that and contacted them to confirm. Sure enough, it is $575. Another decision I need to make.... ;)
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,837
Posted By YellerDaisy
Right - good point! I have one of those. I care...

Right - good point! I have one of those. I care more about flying than looks so it didn't bother me for long - as you can tell from the unpainted spinner!!...
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