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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By RWoodard
There are plenty of other folks on here who are...

There are plenty of other folks on here who are more knowledgeable, but I?ll kick off the discussion by suggesting that you make sure you?re getting full travel on the mixture control arm when you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By RWoodard
I wouldn't rely on an i-device at all. I've been...

I wouldn't rely on an i-device at all. I've been using my iPhone in the -3 as a map/navigation device because the onboard GPS is very old with an un-updatable database and no graphics to speak...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,798
Posted By RWoodard
I've spent 4 out of the last 8 weeks working in...

I've spent 4 out of the last 8 weeks working in an engine shop since I'm off work from my regular job. The proprietor says he pays $25 for a cylinder core.

Just another data point...
Forum: RV-3 06-07-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By RWoodard
My RV-3 has just a tad bit of shimmy as I...

My RV-3 has just a tad bit of shimmy as I decelerate to taxi speed. It only happens for a 5-7mph range between about 30 and 25-ish. Once I'm below this range, it goes away. I never noticed it on the...
Forum: Interiors 06-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By RWoodard
I had some authentic sheepskin seat covers on a...

I had some authentic sheepskin seat covers on a truck at one time. The shop that installed them told me to wash them with "No More Tears" kids shampoo in my washing machine and let them air dry...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By RWoodard
Just offering another reference point or...

Just offering another reference point or two...

I just sold my GCAA Citabria to a low time pilot. He had 600TT with only 5.6 hours in an 7ECA prior to his purchase. His insurance company required 10...
Forum: Propellers 04-10-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,355
Posted By RWoodard
They're 2 for 2 with me!

Funny that this poll cycled to the first page again today.

Just this afternoon, I received my second 3-bladded Whirlwind prop via FedEx freight.

I ordered this one on March 10th and received it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By RWoodard
I agree that the best thing you can do is just...

I agree that the best thing you can do is just order a tail kit. When there's a will, there's a way! I remember following the Vlad build thread where he built a bunch of his RV9A in a small city...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By RWoodard
Yes. That?s the one. Correct. There?s nothing to...

Yes. That?s the one.

Correct. There?s nothing to indicate he hit a bird. The best guess is that he pulled a wing off trying to avoid a bird.

I have pictures of the scene and worked with the NTSB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By RWoodard
Yes. That sounds like him. The accident happened...

Yes. That sounds like him. The accident happened near Erie. One of those things I?ll never forget. I stopped by my hangar on the way to work that afternoon and noticed his car was still parked near...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By RWoodard
A friend of mine lost a wing on his Sidewinder...

A friend of mine lost a wing on his Sidewinder and was killed in a crash. The plane had been flying for decades and my friend was a very conservative pilot. The assumption is that he pulled the wing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,365
Posted By RWoodard
Wow. They do nice work!

Wow. They do nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By RWoodard
I realize the original post was from over a year...

I realize the original post was from over a year ago, but I?ll provide another data point for the search engines.

The 21 year old Duke pump in my plane failed last fall. I was shocked at the ACS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,050
Posted By RWoodard
I watched the videos and it sure seemed like the...

I watched the videos and it sure seemed like the tailwheel fairing did very well with the loop and the landing. Do you think adding a tailwheel fairing to my RV-3 will improve my loops and landings,...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,515
Posted By RWoodard
I bought my seat heating setup from Blake at...

I bought my seat heating setup from Blake at Flyboys Accessories and I really love them. I haven't taken time to optimize the heating on my RV-3. There's an air gap at the rear of my sliding canopy...
Forum: Propellers 01-18-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By RWoodard
I would think the majority of the shipping...

I would think the majority of the shipping charges would be based on the bulk of the package and not necessarily the weight. They?re too big to be shipped by anything other than freight (trucking)...
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,609
Posted By RWoodard
There have been (are) several different tails...

There have been (are) several different tails installed on F1 Rockets. I believe the most recent iteration is the MkIII tail. I believe it wasn?t offered for sale until 2018.

People have used RV4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By RWoodard
At 100 hours total time, I would think time in...

At 100 hours total time, I would think time in any type of aircraft would be beneficial when it comes time to insure an RV-10. In spite of the most optimistic of build time expectations, it'll...
Forum: ADS-B 12-28-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,892
Posted By RWoodard
I?m thinking you?re talking about a cable to go...

I?m thinking you?re talking about a cable to go from the short adapter from the UAT box to the stubby transponder-like antenna for the ADS-B in. If that?s the case, you?re looking for coax with BNC...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,892
Posted By RWoodard
The echoUAT already provides in and out. No need...

The echoUAT already provides in and out. No need for a GDL. The Garmin systems I?m considering will provide in and out without a separate box.

I?m just looking forward to having an integrated...
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,892
Posted By RWoodard
I installed an echoUAT along with a skyFYX...

I installed an echoUAT along with a skyFYX external GPS source in my RV-3 over the last day or two. I had planned to have a complete G3x system installed by now, but things keep getting in the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,050
Posted By RWoodard
That’s almost cool enough to make me want to...

That’s almost cool enough to make me want to switch back to my screaming eagle tailwheel fork and lightweight tailwheel! Very cool!

Seriously, now I’m kinda bummed that I just ponied up for the...
Forum: RV-3 12-19-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,925
Posted By RWoodard
The original builder of my RV-3 listed 29psi as...

The original builder of my RV-3 listed 29psi as the desired tire pressure for my 3. I?ve always just used his recommendation. My plane is on the heavy side so maybe that?s why I?m at a bit higher psi.
Forum: Safety 11-15-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By RWoodard
When I bought my first RV3 back in 1999, I flew...

When I bought my first RV3 back in 1999, I flew it without a specific RV checkout. I was 30 years old and almost certainly young and foolish.

I was very current having completed my Commercial,...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,229
Posted By RWoodard
I have similar feelings. I'm a big advocate of...

I have similar feelings.

I'm a big advocate of "look out the darned windows," but I, too, feel better with the belt and suspenders aspect of ADSB for traffic spotting.

As you say, I'm concerned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,100
Posted By RWoodard
All the multi-place planes fly the same... The...

All the multi-place planes fly the same...

The THREE stands alone in a whole better world!

:D
Forum: Propellers 10-28-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,361
Posted By RWoodard
Hi Amer I?m really bummed to hear of your...

Hi Amer

I?m really bummed to hear of your delay.

I looked back through my iPhone call record and see that my phone calls have all been to and from the number posted on the first page of this forum...
Forum: Propellers 10-26-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,361
Posted By RWoodard
PIREP from a Prior Critic

My IO-320 powered RV-3 started developing cracks in its aluminum spinner. I ordered a new fiberglass spinner kit from Van's in anticipation of removing and replacing the aluminum spinner. In the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By RWoodard
Oh. Ok. Disregard. I also remembered that the...

Oh. Ok. Disregard.

I also remembered that the PMag on my plane is a relatively recent addition. It had a Jeff Rose system for the first 18-ish years of its life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By RWoodard
My RV3 has one PMag and one Bendix mag along with...

My RV3 has one PMag and one Bendix mag along with a VM1000, so I know it?s possible.

I?m not the builder, so I?m probably not a fantastic source of technical information, but I?d be happy to poke...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By RWoodard
If it were me, I?d treat it just like a US sale....

If it were me, I?d treat it just like a US sale. Let the buyer take care of whatever needs to be taken care of for shipping, crating, insurance, registration, etc. There is no amount of money that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,285
Posted By RWoodard
I installed new brake linings because I...

I installed new brake linings because I discovered one was wearing unevenly. I think the slider pins were hanging up on that side. Didn?t want to replace one without doing all of them. At $35 for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,601
Posted By RWoodard
Soon to be posted... ?WTB: One(1) slider canopy...

Soon to be posted...

?WTB: One(1) slider canopy for an RV-6A?

Just kidding. I have no dog in this fight. That?s just the first thing that came to my mind.

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,432
Posted By RWoodard
Dan, I feel sorry for you. I are an airline...

Dan, I feel sorry for you.

I are an airline pilot and I?ve only done about 100 segments this year! I counted and I?ve only been PIC for 78 segments so the remaining flights are sitting in the back...
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By RWoodard
Thanks for the tip. I?ll give a call tomorrow!

Thanks for the tip. I?ll give a call tomorrow!
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By RWoodard
As a follow up for search engine purposes... I...

As a follow up for search engine purposes...

I called both Signature and Atlantic, the FBOs at KMKC. Neither would take a reservation for hangar space. First come, first served only.

Atlantic...
Forum: Midwest 07-16-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By RWoodard
Kansas City Downtown KMKC

I?m hoping to fly my RV-3 to Kansas City for a wedding on August 10th. The airport most convenient to the wedding venue and lodging is Kansas City Downtown.

Can anyone make a suggestion or help me...
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By RWoodard
I?ll give it a whirl. I seem to be at Home Depot...

I?ll give it a whirl. I seem to be at Home Depot several times a week these days so I?ll put some of that shiny bubble insulation on my list!
Forum: RV-3 07-15-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By RWoodard
That’s a pretty good idea. Have you had any...

That’s a pretty good idea. Have you had any problems or do you have any concerns with focusing the sun/heat and melting the plexi or causing a soft sport or distortion? I’ve heard horror stories of...
Forum: RV-3 07-15-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By RWoodard
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I spoke with...

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

I spoke with a very accomplished builder this morning and he suggested that I gather a little data before I start looking for solutions to a problem that may or...
Forum: RV-3 07-14-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By RWoodard
RV-3 Vent Location and Type

I searched the RV-3 forum and see that the last post on this subject was from 2014. It seems like there really wasn’t a consensus of what worked and what didn’t.

One option was the RV-10 backseat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By RWoodard
I?m waiting for the airport in New Jersey to send...

I?m waiting for the airport in New Jersey to send me to collections over the $10 landing fee.

Brief glimpse of what we have to look forward to as various entities attempt to monetize ADS-B.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By RWoodard
I keep receiving a bill from some airport in New...

I keep receiving a bill from some airport in New Jersey for a $10 landing fee for my Midget Mustang. It?s never been east of Colorado. Flight Aware shows that it?s a Cirrus or something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By RWoodard
I used Aerographics for the stars and bars masks...

I used Aerographics for the stars and bars masks on my Midget Mustang when I had it painted approximately 9 years ago. 4 total stars and bars and two different paint shops. Nobody complained one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,586
Posted By RWoodard
The first question that popped into my mind after...

The first question that popped into my mind after clicking on that link was ?what?s my deductible on my high deductible health insurance plan??

The second question was who would fly my RV-3 home for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,484
Posted By RWoodard
Flew 3 Young Eagles this morning with the Boulder...

Flew 3 Young Eagles this morning with the Boulder EAA Chapter. First time I?ve participated in more than 20 years. First time I?ve owned a multi-place airplane in 20 years!

A good time was had by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By RWoodard
I?m assuming this is in response to my...

I?m assuming this is in response to my question...

So what was your speed in the SARL race? I?m assuming your numbers are in MPH, not Knots?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By RWoodard
For those of you who have raced, how does your...

For those of you who have raced, how does your flat out max speed compare with the race results?

For example, and to better illustrate my question, let?s suppose my RV-3 is capable of 193 knots true...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By RWoodard
Hi Bill, I know almost nothing about airbrushes....

Hi Bill,

I know almost nothing about airbrushes. My initial reaction is concern that an airbrush would have a tough time spraying primer because it?s too thick for the orfice. Is this a problem?

My...
Forum: RV-3 05-19-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,460
Posted By RWoodard
I suppose I'm qualified to chime in on this since...

I suppose I'm qualified to chime in on this since I currently own my 2nd RV-3 and my 3rd single seat airplane. :-) In reading my post after the fact, I now realize that I'm not really answering the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,083
Posted By RWoodard
I think it all comes down to how much you’re...

I think it all comes down to how much you’re willing to DIY versus just handing things off to a paid mechanic/technician.

The total cost can double if you’re planning to pay someone to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By RWoodard
Hey Dave... an idea just came to me... You might...

Hey Dave... an idea just came to me...

You might try one of those all-in-one speaker/PA systems they sell at Sam?s and Costco. I?m pretty sure they have every input known to man. I would think it?d...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By RWoodard
I just did a one time update to an old 496....

I just did a one time update to an old 496. Again, a GPS that?s probably worth $300 and I?m spending $50 on data that costs virtually nothing for the seller to provide. And the only reason it costs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By RWoodard
I use RV7Charlie’s technique in my hangar. I’ve...

I use RV7Charlie’s technique in my hangar.

I’ve got an old NAD tuner/amplifier and some old Boston Acoustic A70 speakers. 15 years ago when I started using this system, I used an off-brand iPod...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,361
Posted By RWoodard
Thanks for the support, Chris. I think I?m going...

Thanks for the support, Chris.

I think I?m going to hold off a bit and see if they can meet their shipping claims of 4 weeks. Two friends of mine have experienced months and months of broken...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,361
Posted By RWoodard
To be clear: The reason it was not clear to me...

To be clear:

The reason it was not clear to me or anyone else is that your posting was inconsistent with itself as I spelled out in my post.

Your opening ?Sorry it was not clear to you? is...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,361
Posted By RWoodard
Somebody help me out here... The first paragraph...

Somebody help me out here...

The first paragraph says that the 300-72 series is for O-360’s and IO-390’s.

The sixth paragraph says the 300-72 is for O-320 through IO-390.

The first paragraph...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 509,501
Posted By RWoodard
Making friends with another 3

My RV-3 had an opportunity to pose for a pic with another 3 today.

http://www.woodardfamily.com/hosted/408E0B86-48FF-4235-AC19-67DA8EA52A5C.jpeg

I?m sure I?ll have an opportunity for a better pic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By RWoodard
I?ll be watching this thread as I, too, would be...

I?ll be watching this thread as I, too, would be interested in a real bullet camera attached to a central digital recorder. Even though the GoPro and Garmin cameras have become smaller in the last 5...
Forum: Tools 04-23-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,888
Posted By RWoodard
I bought a Numatx from Blake back in January....

I bought a Numatx from Blake back in January. It’s still in the box, but I can’t wait to put it to use on my next build (which is also still sitting in the box).

I have a regular CP214 squeezer,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By RWoodard
These kind of threads remind me of the new...

These kind of threads remind me of the new country song, “I’m Rednecker Than You.”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,068
Posted By RWoodard
I?ll never buy another Lightspeed product for the...

I?ll never buy another Lightspeed product for the exact reasons the OP mentioned... and I?ve owned 5 different Lightspeed headsets starting almost 20 years ago.

The ONLY reason I don?t own the...
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