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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,146
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,684
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
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, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,430
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In the RV-9A, from experience, I slow down before...

In the RV-9A, from experience, I slow down before entering a cumulus cloud (IFR, of course) that's more than about 4,000 feet, top to bottom. In one situation, where there was more vertical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,775
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
If I've got my facts straight, LPV requires WAAS...

If I've got my facts straight, LPV requires WAAS which does not require RAIM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,210
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my RV-4, and to a lesser degree on the RV-8,...

On my RV-4, and to a lesser degree on the RV-8, there was an interesting phenomenon. With full flaps on the rollout, the full weight of the airplane was not on the wheels in three point until you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flaps typically go to the right of the...

Flaps typically go to the right of the knobs
Autopilot belongs on top
Get a flap shaped flap knob. Flaps and fuel pump are typically used at nearly the same time. My RV-8 had flaps and fuel pump next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nah, get a constant speed -- it's worth another...

Nah, get a constant speed -- it's worth another 30 HP or so on takeoff because the engine can turn 2700 RPM, static, instead of 2100 or 2200. That extra power gives you acceleration and climb that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When time comes to understand how things work, or...

When time comes to understand how things work, or to debug, you may well find that a wiring diagram, pin to pin, doesn't tell you all really want to know. For example, where does serial port 1 on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,667
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Circling approaches and slips at various speeds

The other day, was shooting an LPV approach, VMC, and tower asked me to circle to another runway. Hadn't done a circling approach in ages, certainly not in the -9A.

So this weekend, when traffic was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,548
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've also found that slips in my RV-9A don't help...

I've also found that slips in my RV-9A don't help all that much.

One topic I've never read about is what speed gives the steepest descent angle in a slip. Since the -9A has a benign stall, with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not totally sure of all this, but... I don't...

Not totally sure of all this, but... I don't think you have a problem.
* The "resolution" of the G3X vs GNX is probably not a screen resolution issue. NEXRAD radar has inherently clunky resolution,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,430
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
AOPA just did a webinar about back country...

AOPA just did a webinar about back country flying, going into very short strips, with numerous commentators. Guess what? AOA was never mentioned...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In my experience (300+ hours G3X Touch), there's...

In my experience (300+ hours G3X Touch), there's little if any advantage to using full screen windows -- the screen real estate on the side usually has no useful information.

My RV-9A has two big...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I talked with the factory and they STRONGLY...

I talked with the factory and they STRONGLY recommend against drilling out a jet. Instead, I got a different model carburetor, MA-4SPA 10-3678-32, that runs richer, and the factory adjusted it to run...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One of my maxims is never to fly IFR in an...

One of my maxims is never to fly IFR in an unfamiliar airplane, both to avoid gotchas in the airplane and to make sure that I know how everything operates -- and in a homebuilt, there's always a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Rough engine - any ideas?

This was my second post-COVID flight to see if I was really recovered enough to fly, but that turned out not to be the issue.

Runup in the RV-9A was nominal, but wanting to beat traffic and not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
California might have ugly rules on how long the...

California might have ugly rules on how long the airplane can be resident in California before it becomes taxable. Double check that!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When you have the DPST switch pushed, the GTN...

When you have the DPST switch pushed, the GTN will start generating missed approach guidance, and the G3X will go into TO/GA mode -- wings level and (programmable) pitch attitude.

One things are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. This inspired a web search, and the most...

Hmm. This inspired a web search, and the most concise page I found is this EAA page:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Might be the VOR signal itself, called scalloping.

Might be the VOR signal itself, called scalloping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,361
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Some good points already made: * Strobes can be...

Some good points already made:
* Strobes can be obnoxiously bright on the ground, even in daytime.
* In some circumstances, your lights can blend in with background lights making your plane hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I"ve had good results with California PushPull,...

I"ve had good results with California PushPull, if I remember the name correctly. The mixture control on the RV-8 was so stiff as to be almost unusable. (Or maybe it was the -8A). Don't know what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,124
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nicely put. Peace. Ed

Nicely put.

Peace.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,124
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Title is misleading. "DID YOU KNOW there may be...

Title is misleading. "DID YOU KNOW there may be training requirements to fly your builders project?" There are no training requirements to fly the airplane, only possible requirements for insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The section heading in the manual is called Track...

The section heading in the manual is called Track Log. Hope this helps!

Ed


Displaying/removing the track log on the Map Page:
1) From the Map Page, press the MENU Key. The Map Options Window...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Back in the air after COVID

So I tested positive for COVID yesterday. Was sick for three days, but not as bad as a bad flu. Still not well but feeling lots better on day four. I had the Pfizer vaccine, and that undoubtedly kept...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
For just practice on driving rivets, get some...

For just practice on driving rivets, get some scrap aluminum and practice riveting two pieces together. Get good at that before you do the Van's kit.
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The tech support is really good for installation...

The tech support is really good for installation type questions, but I've not found a source for questions on some of the little details of operating the system. When I do get transferred to pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,624
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Took a friend for his second RV flight. First...

Took a friend for his second RV flight. First flight, I was practicing IFR procedures so he just rode along. Second flight, he did the straight and level from home base to another airport for cheap...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-05-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's another aspect...

I tend not to fly much actual IFR -- the RV-9A rides "like a buckboard" in turbulence, I don't have the courage of my convections, I don't like to fly above ceilings less than 1,000 feet so that in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,476
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
It may have been for these tanks but Vans posted...

It may have been for these tanks but Vans posted something years ago about how these could exceed the bending moment strength of the wings mid-span. This is different from bending moment at the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-01-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Synthetic vision and flight path marker don't...

Synthetic vision and flight path marker don't necessarily have to go hand in hand. For example, on the B747, you could turn the flight path marker on/off with a button on the glareshield, IIRC.

I...
Forum: Propellers 08-29-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One point not obvious is that the Sensenich fixed...

One point not obvious is that the Sensenich fixed pitch prop has a 2600 RPM limit but the Hartzell constant speeds are at 2700. At altitude, where you may only be able to get 21" of manifold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,946
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
From...

From https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2013/may/01/technique-learning-to-loop

"A constant-speed prop is a real luxury in a loop as you can go to high power and rpm and simply “set it and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,946
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You don't have a fixed pitch prop, but on the...

You don't have a fixed pitch prop, but on the back side of a loop you might need to retard the throttle so as not to overspeed the engine. That may be where some folks were coming from.

It's been...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
From...

From https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership/ads-b/where-is-ads-b-out-required


Class A, B, and C airspace;
Class E airspace at or above 10,000 feet msl, excluding airspace at and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,709
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's lots to be cautious about when you ask...

There's lots to be cautious about when you ask about folks' opinions on avionics...
* A whole lot of people will be proud of their whole ownership experience, including personal contacts that have...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 221,163
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Audio panel on top? There are historical reasons...

Audio panel on top? There are historical reasons for that and those reasons no longer apply. Back in the bad old days of tube radios, before there were flip-flop radios, a pilot would listen on one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,739
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hard to tell from the pictures, but I seriously...

Hard to tell from the pictures, but I seriously doubt that you'll need a new prop. And, as the prop appears to be but little damaged, I think there's a good chance that you won't need to tear down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,968
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Honest question: what kind of sharper/precise...

Honest question: what kind of sharper/precise handing at traffic pattern speed are you looking for? And at what airspeeds? I've seen very nice roll rates even at speeds just above stall.

I've not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm, not sure about that. I've got serial lines...

Hmm, not sure about that. I've got serial lines from the ADAHRS to the PFD, PFD to the 307 autopilot controller, and from the 307 to the roll servo. I don't know how to test that all the serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Boy, are you winning at stump the chump or...

Boy, are you winning at stump the chump or what... One very popular avionics supplier got stumped with the two folks I talked to.

There's nothing in FAR 23 that I could find about autopilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I did just that just to get the Altitude and...

I did just that just to get the Altitude and Heading select knobs. Also, the two are plug compatible but physically of different size. Going to a -507 would have meant rewiring to use the CANbus.

On...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Call Garmin Aviation Support at 866 739-5687....

Call Garmin Aviation Support at 866 739-5687. They're knowledgeable.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,608
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I wonder (but haven't done the math) how much...

I wonder (but haven't done the math) how much accuracy is really required. If each of the scales is accurate to say within three pounds, and in the unlikely event that all the errors are in the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,637
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I had occasion some years back to get some dual...

I had occasion some years back to get some dual in a Pitts S-2A. It requires a whole lot more skill than an RV, and at that point I had maybe 400 hours of RV tailwheel time.

The Pitts flies great,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Got in two landings in the pattern, flying from...

Got in two landings in the pattern, flying from the right seat as I hadn't done that in a while. Wasn't sure if the clouds were going to roll in quickly like they sometimes do, so parked the plane,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Depends on what you find. I did one in my RV-4 in...

Depends on what you find. I did one in my RV-4 in four hours... I started an hour ahead of the A&P, and after I got everything taken apart, I followed him around and put things back together....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There was one award winner this year with 750...

There was one award winner this year with 750 hours. Normal wear and tear is allowed.

One year, there was a grand champion that was on the field for only two hours.

Few, if any planes have signs,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My team of volunteer photographers took the...

My team of volunteer photographers took the picture on the EAA website.

The pictures we take are primarily for the homebuilt awards ceremony where each plane gets 30 seconds or so of fame as it is...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,858
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I built mine, I had two slots for the...

When I built mine, I had two slots for the dimpler, 1/3 in from either end. This made it easier to dimple the ends of big sheets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,918
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I got a fiberglass (or something like it) from...

I got a fiberglass (or something like it) from Mountain High, years ago. Lighter than metal.

Used it to and from AirVenture, peacefully cruising above the clouds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,279
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Saturday, flew from Wisconsin along the Lake...

Saturday, flew from Wisconsin along the Lake Michigan shoreline past Chicago to Knoxville. Bumpy under the clouds to fuel stop in northern Indians, then IFR at 7000 then 9000 above the clouds. Gap in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,761
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lotsa RV winners at Oshkosh

Watch the web for details.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I had a similar situation and shipped the carb...

I had a similar situation and shipped the carb back to the factory. Don’t remember the details but there’s more to it than just the jet diameter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Double check all this with your local avionics...

Double check all this with your local avionics gurus...
1. If I recall correctly (fat chance...), when I passed a uAvionics display at Oshkosh, it indicated that their tail mounted unit satisfied the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I talked with him at length this morning and this...

I talked with him at length this morning and this is in fact a very well thought through design. Single engine, comparable to a 150 HP Apache.

His day job is flying a G550...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Rolling hitch wins! Especially if the ropes get...

Rolling hitch wins! Especially if the ropes get icy — it’s easy to break the ice loose. Sometimes I’ll use a rolling hitch and use the excess for a half hitch or another rolling hitch.

A taut line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew over Lake Michigan at 10,000 IFR, no...

Flew over Lake Michigan at 10,000 IFR, no problem. Very hazy and although it was probably VMC by definition, there was sometimes no horizon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IFR makes life easier, TFRs and NOTAMs

So the plan was to leave Savannah Wednesday (yesterday) after the morning 500 foot overcast burned off. There's a part of me that doesn't want to fly above an overcast of less than 1,000 feet so that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,816
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Flew one LPV approach just for practice. Checked...

Flew one LPV approach just for practice. Checked the oil, cleaned the windshield, loaded the plane with everything you might want for a 10 day trip and generally got ready for Oshkosh. All that's...
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