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Forum: RV-4 03-30-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By redhawk
Full Glass

Ha! I see that your extensive research on a panel has finally paid off !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By redhawk
Importing a CA registered

Looking to hear from someone who went through the process of registering their Canadian built RV from Canada to US. Don?t know much about the process and would like to hear what?s involved.
Thanks...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,232
Posted By redhawk
ADSB

I have already heard of an instance where a pilot shut off his ADSB once outside transponder required airspace, and subsequently got a letter from our wonderful friends at the FAA. (So once you turn...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,232
Posted By redhawk
ADSB thoughts

I have a Lynx NGT9000 and I have to say it has saved me a few near misses (or worse !) since installed. I am concerned that our constant monitoring with ADSB-out will place those of us who regularly...
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
ADSB-out Report... Uavionix Echo

Moved my "Transponder Threshold" down to 1300 in Advanced Settings, and it passed with flying colors today on the flight test. I also made my flight within the Mode C veil of DEN 1000' higher than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By redhawk
Starter Solenoid

Thanks for the reply!
Forum: ADS-B 09-15-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
Echo

Think I?ll lower it one more time from 1475 to 1300, then consider a encoder issue. I wonder how many times you can fail a Performance Report before the FAA sends out a nasty- gram ?
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
Echo

Ok will give it a try !
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
Uavionix Echo/Skyfyx

Installed my Echo/Skyfyx-Ext. Install straightforward as well as configuration setup but ... My flight report came up with ?Baro Alt? failure 2 flights in a row. I lowered ?Transponder Threshold ?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By redhawk
Connection of Starter Solenoid

I need to remount my starter solenoid upside down or sideways. Does it matter if the connections to its main terminals (the ones protruding from sides of solenoid) are switched ?
Thanks out there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By redhawk
Vans Starter Solenoids

I recently had a friend remark about how my starter solenoid in my 3B was mounted in the typical vertical position on the firewall. One of his friends pulled some g?s one day in his RV doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By redhawk
Bigger Tires

I just put those 3.80x150x5 tires on my -3 (as I have done in the past on my -4 and -8). These tires have always made a noticeable improvement over ground handling and are definitely better for...
Forum: ADS-B 08-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
Echo

Thanks for the report !
Forum: ADS-B 08-27-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
Uavionix Echo

Great ! thanks for the positive report !
Forum: ADS-B 08-27-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,927
Posted By redhawk
UAvionix Echo

I?m considering installing this in my RV3 and just looking for opinions on the Uavionix Echo - EXT ?all in one? system.
Any good/bad things to consider ?
Thanks out there!
Forum: ADS-B 08-27-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By redhawk
Garmin GDL82 ADSB-out For Sale

Decided to go with different system.
Brand new in box. $1600
Forum: RV-3 08-15-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,617
Posted By redhawk
1st flight

Thanks everyone!
Will try to post some photos soon !
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,617
Posted By redhawk
1st flight today in my RV3B

Having owned a -8 and a -4, there?s one word to describe how the -3 flies: SNAPPY !
It?s a blast to fly !
😃😃😃
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By redhawk
Autopilot

Great informative photo! Thanks Dave!
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By redhawk
Autopilot

Even though I have a Dynon 180, I?ve heard the Garmin autopilot is a very straight forward install. Thinking of that or the Dynon...
Sounds like various selections of brackets are being used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,343
Posted By redhawk
Insurance

Got a good quote from Gallagher today. Katie?s quote was over $100 cheaper than the a AIG quote I got from another company.
Thanks for the responses!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,013
Posted By redhawk
Oversize tires

I actually have a pair of brand new 8.00 tires, wheels, and Matco brakes that I bought to install on a RV. We tried for fun to mount these on my friends -7 and quickly realized the axle wasn?t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,343
Posted By redhawk
insurance

Getting a quote from Gallagher tomorrow... will post result !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,343
Posted By redhawk
Insurance

Just wondering about recommendations for insurance broker ?
Seems mine is getting a bit ridiculously expensive !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By redhawk
More Ponies

Great replies... thanks everyone!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By redhawk
P & P

Thanks Mike!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By redhawk
Engine question

I?ve been reading a lot about having cylinders ?ported and polished? in my research on increasing the HP on a O-320 engine. What exactly is this process and why does it increase HP? I?m assuming...
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By redhawk
Weldment Cracks

I apologize everyone as in my header for this post I meant to say weldment cracks not firewall cracks. The weldments on the earlier RV4s are a weak point in the aircraft and I am looking at buying...
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By redhawk
Weldments help

Email sent... Thanks Larry
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By redhawk
Engine mount weldments replacement help Colorado

I?m a day away from buying a -4 that definitely needs the 4 engine mount weldments replaced. I know this is a big job and I do not have time to do it myself. Just wondering if anyone in the Denver...
Forum: RV-4 06-25-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By redhawk
Weldment cracks

Thanks Smokey for those links... very helpful!
Dick
Forum: RV-4 06-25-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By redhawk
Landing gear weldment cracks from rough field ops

Hello out there. Just want to get some advice from anyone who has had to repair landing gear weldments from this common problem of Weldment cracks from landing on grass strips. I understand there is...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By redhawk
ADSB

Great to hear ... !
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By redhawk
Skybeacon ADSB

Just wondering if anyone has installed a Skybeacon ADSB OUT on their RV wingtip light? Not sure if these readily install on a RV (I have a RV4).
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By redhawk
WTB: RV4

looking to buy a quality RV4 with 180HP preferably fuel injected.
Cash in hand and ready to buy!
Forum: RV-4 05-29-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,182
Posted By redhawk
RV4

That is a beautiful paint job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,756
Posted By redhawk
Stroker cylinders

My apologies (thanks spell check!) I think the correct spelling is ?Stroker? cylinders from ECI.
I am still trying to determine if it is as simple as just buying 4 of the Stroker cylinders from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,756
Posted By redhawk
Stroker Cylinders - O-320 HP upgrade to 180HP

Hey out there,
I?m looking at doing this... Just wondering who has done this and what?s involved, and who best to purchase cylinders from.
Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By redhawk
Engine

Awesome responses everyone... thank you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By redhawk
Engine that hasn?t been run in 11 years

What do you think about a Lycoming 360 engine that has sat for 11 years in a hangar in a humid climate? Would you trust it after a thorough boroscope inspection or assume a overhaul no matter what ?
Forum: RV-3 05-10-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By redhawk
Spar

Wow...no way to know how a 3 spar was assembled I assume.
A somewhat chilling prospect !
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By redhawk
Spar

Thanks David!...
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By redhawk
Spar question

I am just curious...
Is a -3 with the wing spar mod of the same strength/integrity as a -3B spar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By redhawk
Big tires

Hi Greg,
Would like to do that... We may be heading to Utah backcountry in the next day or two in my C185, so maybe we could do that !
Dick Stone
303-704-9933
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,021
Posted By redhawk
Pimp your ride

We tried doing this to a -7 today but realized we had the wrong size caliper mounting bracket (Matco).
Will try to locate the correct bracket and hopefully can get a photo posted !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By redhawk
Big tires

Thank you Tandem46 !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By redhawk
Big Tires

So today my friend and I tried installing a brand new setup of 8.00 tires, and Matco wheels (6?) and Matco brakes on her RV7.
Unfortunately the brake assembly mounting bracket/plate I got is for a...
Forum: RV-3 04-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By redhawk
C/S conversion

Just heard back from Penn Yan Aero.
He said install a rear soft plug, and of course install a gov pad, line, governor, etc. He said a D1A parts manual essential to get the correct parts.
My...
Forum: RV-3 04-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By redhawk
Constant speed

Hi David!
Thanks!
Forum: RV-3 04-16-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By redhawk
O-320-D2A

Just researching if this Lyc engine can be converted to a constant speed prop?
Does it have the hollow crank for this?
Thanks for replies....
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By redhawk
autopilot add-on

Has anyone added a 2 axis autopilot after the -3 was built?
Just wondering how difficult this might be ??
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,479
Posted By redhawk
HP

More HP the better... even if it?s only once in your life when you really need it!
Helps re-sale as well...
Forum: Rocket 12-26-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By redhawk
Rocket landing

Good stuff... thanks !
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,567
Posted By redhawk
what would I build

If I ever built a RV (I?ve owned 3) I would never put anything less than a 180HP engine !
Forum: Rocket 12-25-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By redhawk
Rocket vs RV 8 short field landings

Just curious if a Rocket will land as short as a RV8 ?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-25-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,100
Posted By redhawk
Bush plane

I used to own a RV4 and a Maule M4. It was a pain maintaining and flying 2 airplanes enough, but that was a near perfect combination!
I own a C185 now and am really missing the speed and economy of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By redhawk
Gear

Ha! Good to hear! Sounds like she?s doing well!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By redhawk
Gear strength/Oversized tires

As a previous 8 owner, I had the larger Desser 3.80 tires for rougher fields, but still wanted an even larger tire.
Long story short, Im looking to purchase a RV7 and selling my C185 (I don?t fly it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By redhawk
Big tires

Thanks for the responses !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By redhawk
Big Tires

Been thinking of tradin in my C185 for a RV8. When I owned a -8, I always wished for bigger tires even bigger than Dessers 3.80s that fit the RV wheel.
Have there been any recent conversions out...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,467
Posted By redhawk
Pine Lake , Yukon

Got weathered in at Pine Lake last Fall flying my 185 home.
Long gravel strip with a excellent surface in a beautiful setting. (You'll probably be the only one there!) Walk the 1.5 mile road to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,569
Posted By redhawk
Big Tires

Hi Gary,
Have you also thought about putting on a larger tailwheel?
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