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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-07-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By Icarus
Sent an email to your hotmail address.

Sent an email to your hotmail address.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By Icarus
Maybe some concrete filled tires on top of the...

Maybe some concrete filled tires on top of the claw?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/claw.php

After you'd have a pretty stout for its weight travel tie-downs.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-23-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 38,923
Posted By Icarus
Congrats on your sale. Also, condolences on...

Congrats on your sale.

Also, condolences on your sale.

My wife limits my airplanes to two, so whenever I eye an additional airplane I consider selling my -4...the thoughts are never easy so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By Icarus
Hey Ed, The chandelles take forever in these...

Hey Ed,

The chandelles take forever in these planes as compared to spam cans, in which not stalling is pretty much the only challenge.

In the same vein, the higher TAS of these birds don't make...
Forum: RV-4 04-20-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,038
Posted By Icarus
Flew a handful of other fours besides my...

Flew a handful of other fours besides my own...never had trouble seeing the taxiway. I sometimes S turn out of habit, but it's not truly necessary. I'm 5-foot-10 on a good day.
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,038
Posted By Icarus
I keep trying to picture a -4a, but it's not...

I keep trying to picture a -4a, but it's not going well. Might have actually induced a cringe. Why take an easy landing, beautiful ship and flip the wheel around?!

Nay-saying aside, I'd read that...
Forum: International 02-13-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,194
Posted By Icarus
If I was building here my APO delivery box...

If I was building here my APO delivery box handler would despise me and all my spruce packages. Power to the guy building.
Forum: International 02-11-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,194
Posted By Icarus
Okinawa?

Here's a longer shot...

If there are any RV guys stranded out on Okinawa who are members of the aero club who feel like checking me out in a spam can I always like flying with other RVrs. Here for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By Icarus
You're doing it all wrong. Marry her, stat.

You're doing it all wrong.

Marry her, stat.
Forum: Southeast 12-12-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Icarus
Sold. I'll try reaching out to her again tomorrow.

Sold. I'll try reaching out to her again tomorrow.
Forum: Southeast 12-12-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Icarus
LaneRM, Plan to take you up on your offer after...

LaneRM,

Plan to take you up on your offer after Army-Navy weekend. Thank you for reaching out.
Forum: Southeast 12-12-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Icarus
Thanks Ellis. I'm on KFAY's list (apparently 30...

Thanks Ellis. I'm on KFAY's list (apparently 30 deep). Long lists seem to get shorter once I show up with an actual airplane to put inside. We will see.

Left a message for Ms. Natalie at HRJ.

I...
Forum: Southeast 12-10-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Icarus
Thanks for the tip! You didn't have the velocity...

Thanks for the tip!

You didn't have the velocity down at Ft Stewart Wright AAF (LHW) did you?
Forum: Southeast 12-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Icarus
Question Moving to Fayetteville, NC

Heading to Fayetteville for a year-long tour. Looking to bring my RV down with me, and if I hit the hangar jackpot maybe my Cherokee.

I will be working on Bragg. Unsure where I will live...but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Icarus
My GSU25 is mounted to the back of the efis in my...

My GSU25 is mounted to the back of the efis in my -4, I got a Red X once after a spin recovery, for less than a second or two. Rock solid.
Forum: RV-4 06-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By Icarus
James Aircraft. https://www.jamesaircraft.com/

James Aircraft.
https://www.jamesaircraft.com/
Forum: Safety 05-29-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,884
Posted By Icarus
CAS

I'd venture a guess he assumed that since you served in the 75th you'd equate CAS to Close Air Support.
Forum: Safety 05-09-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,905
Posted By Icarus
How would one successfully start a dual pmag...

How would one successfully start a dual pmag setup without at least one mag powered? Do you routinely turn power off to one or more p mags in flight? I love checks as much as the next guy, but this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,861
Posted By Icarus
I'ma let that slide this time... Congrats Tom!...

I'ma let that slide this time...

Congrats Tom! It takes a family of support to build a career like that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By Icarus
Hey Ed, I'll get out to the airport and capture...

Hey Ed,

I'll get out to the airport and capture it this week. It's tough to look at my old files and guess what maneuever I was doing without tossing it into google earth too.

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,036
Posted By Icarus
Both are MDs...and as such meet the definition of...

Both are MDs...and as such meet the definition of physician.

Not to be confused with optometrist of psychologist, a clinical doctorate does not a physician make.
Forum: Safety 01-09-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,993
Posted By Icarus
He/She has acknowledged your cruising altitude...

He/She has acknowledged your cruising altitude request, and intends to delete your restriction when he is sure you won’t cause any trouble for him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,621
Posted By Icarus
Unfortunately, quite a few manufacturers reserve...

Unfortunately, quite a few manufacturers reserve this right. Lightspeed and Bose also come to mind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,621
Posted By Icarus
ACS Military Discount Program

For the service men and women who may lurk on the site, I stumbled onto ACS?s military discount program.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/stpages/militarydiscount.php

?We are proud to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Icarus
I would be cautious in assuming experience in...

I would be cautious in assuming experience in tricycle gear RVs will translate to conventional gear RVs without prior TW experience.

Conventional gear RVs are pretty forgiving* provided you have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By Icarus
1K Ohm pot worked great for me.

1K Ohm pot worked great for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,230
Posted By Icarus
It's like I always like to say... It's not the...

It's like I always like to say... It's not the OSAS that gets ya; it's the pulmonary and secondary hypertension, nocturnal cardiac dysrhythmias, MI, and ischemic stroke!

I jest...sort of.

I'll...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,866
Posted By Icarus
Good on you for being objective. I had a TERPS...

Good on you for being objective.

I had a TERPS book slide off the glare shield and strike ONLY the avionics master on the way down in a C177 on climb out into a layer INSIDE the SFRA in DC a decade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,230
Posted By Icarus
My late father was a structural engineer, and...

My late father was a structural engineer, and avid flyer, and this was a big source of anxiety and frustration with him when he was told he needed a sleep study. He made me pull the lit on them, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,230
Posted By Icarus
It is a predictor of future health, and well...

It is a predictor of future health, and well established risk factor for most bad things. Agree with all else quoted.

The only single piece of data used in isolation of all others to describe ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,230
Posted By Icarus
We're not allowed to test materials (humans)...

We're not allowed to test materials (humans) until they fail, as you engineers can. It's just not how medical science works. I won't debate you on a 5 year old lit review, fact is the ACP (the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,230
Posted By Icarus
1. It is well established through repeated meta...

1. It is well established through repeated meta analysis. It's solid science.

2. It is misunderstood by most. "Sleep apnea" is best thought of as an umbrella term. Is it obstructive, central? Both?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,230
Posted By Icarus
You pay them to keep you well, why buck their...

You pay them to keep you well, why buck their advice? In any case, I wish you well.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,878
Posted By Icarus
Not if we are solo... I would be more concerned...

Not if we are solo...

I would be more concerned with a typical GA pilots ability (or lack thereof) to stabilize in freefall and deploy said chute.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,399
Posted By Icarus
With a total length AND span summed to around ~56...

With a total length AND span summed to around ~56 feet, it would take the world's most schizophrenic wire run to bust your quoted total length. Just wire it, the largest source of signal loss is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By Icarus
If it's not in writing with the Feds, it didn't...

If it's not in writing with the Feds, it didn't happen. Oh, and its not interpretation without it in writing. The FAA chief counsel typically reserves this right. And on that note, they interpret...
Forum: RV-4 09-02-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,192
Posted By Icarus
Yikes

Glad you are safe. As you get some time to think about what happened feel free to share if anything new details/updates come to mind.

Cost wise, this might be worth an insurance claim, no?

Sorry...
Forum: Southeast 04-03-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By Icarus
Know someone for transponder/alt cert?

Anyone know a good "guy" for a transponder and static certification? Really like to avoid shops as I like to be hands on in the process, and the gentleman I used last time has become hard to schedule...
Forum: Southeast 04-01-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By Icarus
None. If you fly a normal person pattern you...

None. If you fly a normal person pattern you needn't even think of it.

Adds a few minutes if your destination is Northwest of the field, only minimally. The tower folks are really laid back, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,733
Posted By Icarus
I've had this discussion twice this year, with...

I've had this discussion twice this year, with similar outcomes. They walked away unchanged, one flying gps derived groundspeed on landing. They are out there, all I know is that I'm not signing one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,306
Posted By Icarus
Gary, I am on leave for another few weeks, and...

Gary,

I am on leave for another few weeks, and would prefer to fill my "off" time with flying vice yard work / honey-do's. Let me know.
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By Icarus
LHW is a great and underutilized airport. Mitch...

LHW is a great and underutilized airport. Mitch is an easy and reliable hangar mate, house trained...etc. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-12-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By Icarus
Thanks Mitch! Guess I won't steal your tools...

Thanks Mitch! Guess I won't steal your tools after all if your willing to list as a reference! You're going to replace me with two other RVs soon enough, its a great hangar at a field that should...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-12-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By Icarus
Thanks Don! I am going to cast a wide net, and...

Thanks Don! I am going to cast a wide net, and you brought up a few places I had missed. I loved flying out of GAI, just bet I would be onto my next assignment, or the one after it...by the time my...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By Icarus
Tom, will miss the South for sure. I'm sure I...

Tom, will miss the South for sure. I'm sure I will have some more work for you in the near future, for my next trick...brake lines!

Sure will miss soaring in Ridgeland too. It's a small world, I'm...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By Icarus
Will start calling around and getting on "the...

Will start calling around and getting on "the list" tomorrow.

I flew out of GAI for a few years, the airspace doesn't bug me, but sparse hangar space sure does. It seems like, with my choice of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By Icarus
Arrow Looking for a new home MD/DC Area

Well, its that time again. Military says it is time to move.

Will be working / living around the Bethesda area. Looking for a new home for my RV-4 (will be leaving the Cherokee with a good friend...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,719
Posted By Icarus
Great input, one thousand times over. VORs are...

Great input, one thousand times over. VORs are not "going away", but sure will get thinned out (and already are). They considered many backup systems to the VOR, including LORAN (seriously, they...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,327
Posted By Icarus
Provided you aren't in a rush... (and you...

Provided you aren't in a rush... (and you shouldn't be)

Assuming you have gas cans ready, some safety wire and a nut... Wrap safety wire around the fuel drain and run into bottom of whatever gas can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-03-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Icarus
Found it

Agree, appears similar/identical to spruce part number 11-05727
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/1105727.php

Elsewhere in the electrical system is B&Cs LR3 VR, in truth I had never...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,933
Posted By Icarus
I make sure to state ominously whenever our plans...

I make sure to state ominously whenever our plans (in the cherokee) have to be altered due to weather and lack of optimal nav gear... you are lucky she bit!

Congrats! I think instrument is the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-03-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Icarus
Help with alternator diode

While cleaning my -4 up for its CI I felt a wire behind the alternator give and found a cracked diode on a wire going from the B lead to another alternator stud, pictured.

I am unable to identify...
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,444
Posted By Icarus
I own both a cherokee 180 and an RV-4. I love my...

I own both a cherokee 180 and an RV-4. I love my RV, it just carried me 900 miles up and back the right coast with burns as low as 5gph in cruise at speeds my cherokee can only get downhill.

They...
Forum: Tools 06-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,696
Posted By Icarus
Scott, I have a VA-400 i bought for use at the...

Scott,

I have a VA-400 i bought for use at the hangar, not realizing you can't use it on apple products without the wifi box. What do you guys use to plug it in to?

I went so far as to buy the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-18-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,599
Posted By Icarus
Just did!

Sort of...

I just checked it for the first time for an upcoming trip to pittsfield MA where I'm looking for some overnight hangarage. No luck this time, but I will be sure to add my hangar to the...
Forum: Northeast 06-18-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 570
Posted By Icarus
Pittsfield Hangar?

Hey all.

Flying (RV-4) up from coastal Georgia for a wedding this Tuesday-Wednesday through the weekend.

Anybody have any local leads on some covered hangar space (pittsfield/great barrington...
Forum: RV-4 06-13-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By Icarus
mratzburg: Tried to send you a spreadsheet with...

mratzburg: Tried to send you a spreadsheet with the equipment breakdown, but it won't let me email you through VAF. Feel free to PM me your Email if you want it.

Paul
Forum: RV-4 06-08-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By Icarus
Way more than I intended... I have a spreadsheet...

Way more than I intended...

I have a spreadsheet I made I will email you tomorrow. Just this afternoon I did some acro, watched the AP fly a loc backcourse and then a ILS, and saw. The joker flying...
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By Icarus
Garmin

We put a G3X touch in my -4 to replace, well, everything that was there before.

Used garmin' servos and control head, now after some acro I can hit a button and fly home without touching anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,327
Posted By Icarus
I am most certainly interested! Thanks gents!

I am most certainly interested! Thanks gents!
Forum: Reviews 11-22-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,481
Posted By Icarus
Kudos

Kudos to the guys at Garmin's Experimental support office. Truly impressed.

When my Sirius XM stopped working in the G3X Touch (because who can fly without that?!) just one eMail and a phone call...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,816
Posted By Icarus
Nice

I like the labels (and the rest of it too of course). Care to share how you made them?
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