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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By RViter
Give me a call when convenient, we can look at...

Give me a call when convenient, we can look at the issues (located FFZ) with RV-6A O-360, and fly with that prop. We could review.Have done a few things that helped with AZ heating environment.
480...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,063
Posted By RViter
Worked great ...

Hanging the RV-6A fuselage (QB) from the ceiling in the corner of the 9 ft garage was a great choice. It gave me room to organize the garage, and I also used the time to clean & polish the fuselage....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,000
Posted By RViter
Other considerations?

The forward/aft travel of the control stick is limited by the stop plate in the area of the elevator horns (under the VS). Depends on the UP and DOWN movement of the elevator to meet travel limits....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,895
Posted By RViter
What he said, ...

Ditto Sobek, I added a LEMO to the Co-pilot side, and left the GA plugs. That allows both for the passenger. Haven't added LEMO to the Pilot side (yet) but would be doing that configuration in any...
Forum: Northwest 04-18-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By RViter
Another choice?

Another RV-6A transition trainer, Brian Montenich, was listed for yrs, flies his own RV-6A, from PTTD (Portland Troutdale). I did transition with him in 2017, in February and the Density Altitudes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,730
Posted By RViter
Thanks John

My plane was still in construction, you were flying, and more locked-in to the VP-100 than was I. Knowing that I still had flexibility to modify my installation and switching to the VP-X Sport...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By RViter
Very useful

Flying for 3 yrs and works very well.

COMM Buttons are very useful, but recommend two other concepts; 1) remote flip-flop switch on the stick grip, and 2) use the softkeys on the EFIS, also.

For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By RViter
RV-6/6A?

The RV-6/6A are not mentioned and from other sources are not equivalent to the 7/7A, for example. Any further clarification that anyone can add?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,467
Posted By RViter
Done it

Ordered quickly, was prepping to do a vinyl wrap when the new louvers were announced. Have been flying 2+ yrs with gray primer and enjoying it so much the paint/wrap/decals process was low priority....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By RViter
NEW Dynon Forum working

Steve: I stumbled across the NEW Dynon Discussion Forum a few days ago, and it IS working. In fact, it's NEW & Improved but retained all of the previous discussions and threads. Lately they don't put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,231
Posted By RViter
close enough

He'll need TWO of those engines and a bigger gun to convince me but it's a great start.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By RViter
Glad to see the snow melted in the UP, and summer...

Glad to see the snow melted in the UP, and summer has arrived.

It's 111*F in Phoenx this afternoon, so I'm inclined to say "summer has arrived in Arizona, too". Anyone flying after 10am is pushing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,831
Posted By RViter
minor detail ...

"Added: SkyView can now express Vne as TAS & IAS."

It's "and" not "or" ... the EFIS/PFD is configured to display BOTH Vne values. Some setup required to assign the values.
This is covered in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,831
Posted By RViter
one more change?

A change noted, not listed

#6 - (FF) Now see Ground Aircraft movement (TIS-B) ... already had the airborne targets but now see brown/tan ground targets.

Had a Beta which showed the TIS/FIS on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,049
Posted By RViter
Just a hunch ...

I think you'll find a number of replies quickly but first impressions;
* 8.9 gph for that cruise with O-320 seems higher than normal
* CHT's seem very low, (consistent with rich burn)
* Leaning seems...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By RViter
When did you last check/change the battery (9V?)...

When did you last check/change the battery (9V?) in the Fluke?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,648
Posted By RViter
Essence of communication ...

Clarity and brevity are key components of good communications. My home field (Class D, FFZ Mesa AZ) is home to a large flight school, many RV's, two 'warbirds' groups, and CAF museum with flying...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,084
Posted By RViter
Considerations ...

Installed the -8 VS/Rudder on my RV-6A during build. It's one line-item to get all the components, making it easy to order. Adds surface on the VS and rudder. It's 0.020 skin on the rudder. And, it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-20-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,855
Posted By RViter
What Mel said... I missed that detail 'once' and...

What Mel said... I missed that detail 'once' and found out quickly they leak.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-18-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,021
Posted By RViter
Glad to catch you and your daughter at Ramona...

Glad to catch you and your daughter at Ramona before I flew back to Mesa (FFZ). Flight was a little bumpy getting over mountains to Salton Sea with 10-12 kts headwinds, but at 11500 the rest of the...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By RViter
Maybe there has been a little price rise since...

Maybe there has been a little price rise since you paid $80/pair. It's showing $95 now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,997
Posted By RViter
SteinAir https://www.steinair.com/?search_category...

SteinAir
https://www.steinair.com/?search_category=&s=usb&search_posttype=product

I used the round one, and use it for the XNaut iPad tray, and the iPad 9.7" - very happy with that. The circuit is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,782
Posted By RViter
Smile Partial panel failure?

OP stated the flaps would not retract, but after bypassing and raising to 20 degs, he flew home.

I would label that a 'partial failure' on a system that could be worked-around on the ground. Even a...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,393
Posted By RViter
Swing down - detachable

http://mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=garyc&project=757&category=6184&log=171217&row=95

Fabricated a shelf, on a hinge (removable pin), that swings down below the subpanel area. Have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By RViter
A sim in every home ...

Check out "6DOF" and X-Plane. Arduino or RaspberryPI versions. There is a growing interest in this arena and it can't be long before the tipping-point is reached and really useful HomeSim will be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By RViter
Limited experience & happy

Have one on my O-360 (originally -J2A) in a 19 month-old RV-6A. The engine is from a Robinson R22 helicopter, with several 1,000 hrs, but don't know how long THIS SkyTec has been in service. There...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,781
Posted By RViter
Can't quote chapter and verse but "VFR on top"...

Can't quote chapter and verse but "VFR on top" and "VFR over the top" are distinct phrases and apply to IFR and VFR conditions specifically. IIRC, "on top" is IFR and ATC contact, while "over the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,844
Posted By RViter
It's a classic ...

Carlos:
It's definitely a classic - Mike Arnold passed away - October 6th, 2015.
His instructional material is excellent, and his airplane(s) were records of perfection. Can learn a lot from...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By RViter
WOW!! Finally, thought that maybe you had...

WOW!! Finally, thought that maybe you had abandoned the project, quit posting on MyKitLog, or finsihed it quietly and were enjoying it so much you didn't tell anyone.

You seemed to be making such...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By RViter
Cool Another approach ...

I found a lot less camber after a few Phase 1 landings, but YMMV. (My landings are smoother now.) IMHO

And this is an economy benefit, you wear out only the outside treads, then swap the tires and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,950
Posted By RViter
Just read "Mike Busch on Engines" book and he has...

Just read "Mike Busch on Engines" book and he has a fairly detailed account of a 'misfuel' situation in which Jet A was "being fueled" into his plane when he saw it happening. They did an extensive...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,299
Posted By RViter
I continue to have no problems with X-Naut RAM...

I continue to have no problems with X-Naut RAM panel mounted (now on 9.7" iPad) and was the same with iPad Mini4 on the smaller X-Naut. Both with ship's power USB for primary and internal batteries...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,486
Posted By RViter
Mark: when did you request the '-472 upgrade from...

Mark: when did you request the '-472 upgrade from the -470'? (sounds like it was way later than the original announcements before OSH2017.

Most of the comments about 'got the call' seem to be very...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,486
Posted By RViter
Enquiring minds want to know ... when did you...

Enquiring minds want to know ... when did you 'apply for the -472 upgrade'? (i.e., how long have you waited?)

I know this is a thread high-jacking, but I'm looking anxiously for that Dynon call as I...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,899
Posted By RViter
Wink Tom Mix highway ...

Some may vaguely remember Tom Mix the Hollywood cowboy movie star. There is a highway SE of Phoenix AZ that is the "Tom Mix Memorial Highway". Why? Because he was killed there. Story is it was an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By RViter
Weight?

The engine with accessories is probably about 300-350 lbs, and the airframe with engine may be 1100 lbs, so it's easy to see the engine loop is not a good choice.

I lift the RV-6A with stand under...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-10-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,841
Posted By RViter
Don't forget ... Vans

Be sure to also contact VANS (Cynthia) for them to get you the appropriate paperwork as mentioned recently on VAF (a few days ago).

From the Mothership...

"When registering your plane with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,984
Posted By RViter
Bite the Bullet ...

Bite that bullet hard and R&R the tank ... faster/safer/sure fix ... rarely in my life does it pay to short cut the steps, and the question is whether an attempt at work-around will just lead to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,613
Posted By RViter
Start with some basics?

So far, two pages of replies and various diverse opinions. I'd begin at the biginning - what is your mission profile? (It may be too early in your flying career to 'nail it down') but the OP should...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,268
Posted By RViter
Long wait?

So ... how long did you wait to get it? New or upgrade? Just trying to get a feel for how much longer before I see movement on my -470 to -472 upgrade request. Knew it would be awhile as the delays...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,206
Posted By RViter
Future task ---

Yes, it will be. Seems that I'll get that chance soon. The 'fix' today was not the ultimate solution. In fact, the FF went from 0.3 gph to 0.5 after moving the xpndr antenna from the R front near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,206
Posted By RViter
Revisiting the old issue

Finally, the FF of 0.2-0.3 GPH error when parked, engine OFF, Comm's ON (i.e., Xpndr ON) ... has risen to the top of my list of TODO's.

The panel is ALL Dynon SkyView and AFP fuel injection FM-150...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By RViter
Application details?

Used SIKA for the canopy (Tip-UP), but still want to do a Targa strip to finish it. (Flying 12+ months now). Would consider VHB for Targa but there would have to be some data regarding use with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,917
Posted By RViter
Wink Nice indeed!!

Yes, it is 'nice indeed' on the SkyView but 10" is not enough for PFD, EMS, and moving map. Would like to use the moving map WITH TIS-B on FF and devote the single SkyView to PFD/EMS (the primary...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,917
Posted By RViter
And the solution?

I must have missed the detour on this thread, when it went from solutions and settings to 'whining, rinse and repeat'. If it's productive, then all for it. But the focus of the question raised by the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,268
Posted By RViter
Larry: Sorry it took so long to get info - this...

Larry: Sorry it took so long to get info - this was GRT owner said,
"ADSB IN is from a Skyradar (new name now) dual band receiver; the output is both WIFI and USB to the GRT Sport EFIS via a self...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,268
Posted By RViter
Testing filter

After reviewing the 'notch filter' from FlightAware it seemed the range of bandwidth of the filter is wide enough to incorporate both 978 and 1090Mhz. This being the case, and the intent is to...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,268
Posted By RViter
Will follow-up -

Larry: will have to get details on the GRT model and will PM/email you (to avoid thread drift here.)

I will say that nothing on FF was changed to display TIS/FIS and ATIS updates real-time. Just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By RViter
VP-X config?

There are different configurations for VP-X circuits. You can define using the PC-Configurator, with an Ethernet cable interface, whether the circuit is Always ON, Always OFF, at the VP-X power up....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By RViter
Alignment?

The other concept to consider is 'alignment' with the longeron or think of it as the overall line of the plane. I did not think about this and trimmed the cowls top-bottom to fit well before...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,268
Posted By RViter
Wink Perhaps?

For a long time the SV-472 ("new replacement ADS-B") Dual Band ADS-B in, was showing as "out of stock" on the Dynon store but is no longer indicating that status. Appears to be readily available by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By RViter
Vans guidance (RV-6/6A)

IIRC, the guidance provided in the builder's manual (mine RV-6/6A) suggests that the nose gear pant should be installed and always used, but the mains should be exposed on the initial flight(s) for...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,530
Posted By RViter
Bathtub curve - ?

In electronics we see a 'bathtub curve' of failures in the components, with 'infant mortality' in the first 90 days, and then a relatively long productive life, ending in a slowly increasing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,740
Posted By RViter
And that's why I live in Arizona. (Spent 5 1/2...

And that's why I live in Arizona. (Spent 5 1/2 hrs from FFZ/AZ to F46/Rockwall TX, and 5 1/2 DAYS getting back at the end of Sept). Reminded me of the John Denver song about Toledo OH, with the line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,674
Posted By RViter
Take a screen shot?

Maybe a screen capture instead of a photo would get a better (glare-free) image?
(The buttonology is press buttons '2' and '7' simultaneously, it also requires a USB thumbdrive to capture the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,442
Posted By RViter
Minor point ...

"... you can't buy a 6 [new] kit anymore." [there are still many built or that could use a refresh.]

You might find the work of Edward Tufte very interesting in his development of graphically...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-14-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By RViter
USS Sedona - good stop-over:

The USS Sedona is a stop-over (too many new age 'vortices' in Sedona to dwell long.), an overnight to enjoy the scenery enroute to the Pima museum. The Grill at the airport is very good. Hotel is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By RViter
Missed Pima Air Museum?

Looks like they've done a lot of upgrade on the Titan site since my visit more than 20 yrs ago. My wife couldn't navigate the open grate stairs, gave her vertigo and she stayed above ground.
You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,663
Posted By RViter
Key word "commencing" to build

VAF was around but unknown to me at the commencement of my decision to build, or build an RV. However, since I discovered VAF and started following ... it's immensely contributed to successful...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-13-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By RViter
On a RV-6 (not A)

Remove the brake lines and wheels, along with wheel/leg fairings - simple work through. The legs are one bolt in the engine mount, but the challenge is whether the legs are going to slip out or be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-30-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,963
Posted By RViter
CopperState 2017

Bruce:

Great to meet you and glad you enjoyed CopperState 2017. Appreciated your insight on building issues, and RV-9A operation with SkyView and VP-X configurations. Thanks for including the photo...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By RViter
Suvival thoughts

You've already identified the need for 'on your person' and 'larger kit in plane' ... excellent. A 2-level supply of 'survival tools' - the USAF a/c seats were a 'butt-boat' containing a one-man raft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By RViter
Cautionary note -

A note of caution with using the VPX UP/DOWN buttons on the EFIS. As mentioned this mode of operation reverts to 'momentary' (it only moves when and as long as you hold the UP/DOWN button), but it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By RViter
Confused by the ques ...

Is it a -6 or -6A?
Pulled out my earlier paperwork but the datum is 60 inches forward of the Wing LE, which makes the datum an imaginary point a bit forward of the spinner tip (to avoid the...
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