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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Ironflight
Uhh Steve - the other thing about that Hartzell...

Uhh Steve - the other thing about that Hartzell Governor? Mikey has had one since the engine was new (probably 28 years), and since we’re overhauling, I took the governor to the prop shop. Don’t let...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Ironflight
You say that youíre a new pilot, but you don't...

You say that youíre a new pilot, but you don't say how new - although you do say your not yet instrument rated....and that can make a big difference, because if you need insurance, the insurance...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Ironflight
16.6Ē for prop flange is probably close, just...

16.6Ē for prop flange is probably close, just thinking about it. My measurements are actual measurements on the airplane from the leading edge of the wing, adjusted for the 70Ē Datum offset.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Ironflight
And the answer is....12” (plus or minus 1/4” as...

And the answer is....12” (plus or minus 1/4” as best I can tell). Plumb bobbed it, laid out squares on the ground, measured a couple of times, and did the math. The potential error is guessing...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Ironflight
If I read the Avweb article correctly, update the...

If I read the Avweb article correctly, update the software to the latest version and the AD condition no longer exist, so off you go IFR.

I also agree that very, very few of these are installed in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, aware of the process - but Iím trying not to...

Yes, aware of the process - but Iím trying not to have to borrow a set of scales. Iíll just do the measurements unless someone has the number...

Paul
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Ironflight
Prop W&B Arm for RV-8?

Iím getting ready to do some prop testing on the Valkyrie, and because it will be on/off/on/off would rather not reweigh every time - does anyone have an accurate measurement of the C/G Arm for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Ironflight
Goign back and looking at our notes from the -6...

Goign back and looking at our notes from the -6 upgrade, yes - we saw about 20 knots from completely bare gear to all new stuff, and yes - 6 knots from old config to new config. Now weíre goign to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Ironflight
If I remember correctly, we gained 6 knots when...

If I remember correctly, we gained 6 knots when we upgraded Louise’s RV-6 from the original, old pants to the new ones - it was not insignificant!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 07-28-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By Ironflight
Jereme - sounds like youíve actually got a pretty...

Jereme - sounds like youíve actually got a pretty good attitude about learning the pros and cons of what everyone did in your cases - good for you!

Personally, I am always willing to give way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,892
Posted By Ironflight
But Mel, did you have a gear over speed horn On...

But Mel, did you have a gear over speed horn On the -6 in case you forgot and left the gear down?! ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ironflight
Glad you chimed in Larry - these are beautifully...

Glad you chimed in Larry - these are beautifully made little things - nothing wrong with them at all - I just wish Iíd put them in a better location!

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By Ironflight
When I wanted one for the R-8, way back when I...

When I wanted one for the R-8, way back when I was building, I wanted one that was just the size of the one in the Tru Trak, so I wrote to see where they got it. Next thing I knew, a bare one showed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By Ironflight
It’s great to hear how many folks are enjoying...

It’s great to hear how many folks are enjoying the book (and how kind the ones who might not enjoy it so much are being by remaining quiet?)!

Love to hear of it being inspirational for folks - the...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By Ironflight
You have to remember that an A&P is not an...

You have to remember that an A&P is not an aircraft god - the license allows you to do maintenance according to established procedures and manuals. Yes, you learn techniques of fabrication, but just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ironflight
I want to say I think those were made by...

I want to say I think those were made by Vetterman, and he is enjoying retirement after shifting the exhaust business over to Clint - not sure the vents went along with the deal. We have two of them...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Ironflight
I’d just give Dynon a call - or Stein....

I’d just give Dynon a call - or Stein....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ironflight
Absolutely correct regarding speed. When it comes...

Absolutely correct regarding speed. When it comes to climb, ROC is linearly related to Excess horsepower - thatíís the horsepower it takes to maintain level flight. Letís just pick a random number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By Ironflight
There are many different models of RV’s, and each...

There are many different models of RV’s, and each one addresses different requirements - so your question really can’t be answered unless you tell the group what you want the airplane to be and do -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, those are the right type - just make sure...

Yes, those are the right type - just make sure you get the right size ( measure the hose to be sure).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ironflight
The problem with those things is that the clamps...

The problem with those things is that the clamps don’t do a good job of putting even pressure all the way around - the shape of the worm screw and the small diameter of the hose means there are spots...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By Ironflight
Even with Lycoming installations, the metal lock...

Even with Lycoming installations, the metal lock nut has been standard in many aircraft for decades (and decades....). Van’s has finally changed it in the newer kits I think. AS we remount the engine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,332
Posted By Ironflight
The brace does appear to work Chris - I have them...

The brace does appear to work Chris - I have them on all of our planes, and once installed, we havenít had a cracked plate since.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks to everyone that tuned in to the Webinar...

Thanks to everyone that tuned in to the Webinar tonight - there were lots fo great questions, and I enjoyed doing it. And thanks for those who are getting the book - hope you enjoy it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Ironflight
Mel will probably be along shortly to give you...

Mel will probably be along shortly to give you the Full Monty on this, but its not an “NX Registration”, its a regular registration, but if you have an aircraft whose design gos back man more than 30...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,617
Posted By Ironflight
When you see how small of an eccentricity you...

When you see how small of an eccentricity you have in the drive cam, youíll realize just how little motion the pump actually has - maybe 3/8Ē at the tip (from memory). With a stiff spring, it is hard...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ironflight
We live at 4500’ at our Nevada airpark, and my...

We live at 4500’ at our Nevada airpark, and my neighbor is regularly flying his RV-12 two-up in just about any temperature conditions. I did the five-hour phase 1 on it, in the summer, and it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ironflight
Twenty Years....how many hours Sky? Keep her...

Twenty Years....how many hours Sky?

Keep her flying!!

Paul
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Ironflight
Bingo! SSP-499 is what I was looking for - might...

Bingo! SSP-499 is what I was looking for - might not be complete but the latest rev appears to be "c", and it is far better than the old catalogs! The newer catalogs are much better, but they often...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Ironflight
Sorry - the only way I know of to get another...

Sorry - the only way I know of to get another person into the cockpit during Phase 1 is to use the Additional Pilot Program, as identified by Mel. Yes, Transition training is more than a good thing -...
Forum: Safety 07-11-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,124
Posted By Ironflight
Good question - and it goes to why you're wearing...

Good question - and it goes to why you're wearing special clothing in the first place. In my personal risk management scheme, I wear fire clothing as long as I am concerned about an increased risk of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Ironflight
Lycoming Part Number Cross-Reference

Does anyone out there happen to have a comprehensive part number cross-reference for Lycomings? If you go to the most current parts catalog for the O-360's, you'll find drawing sand tables that have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,280
Posted By Ironflight
I think this one has run its course - and I doubt...

I think this one has run its course - and I doubt very many people will want to share stories of their flying experiences with some of the responses this one brought.

Civil questions were asked, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ironflight
Harbor Fright sells a set of long ball-end Allen...

Harbor Fright sells a set of long ball-end Allen sockets that might be just the ticket for something like this - about six inches long, they get into all sorts of places!

Paul
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-04-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Ironflight
This comes up pretty frequently here, especially...

This comes up pretty frequently here, especially when new builders have their first experiences with nutplates, and statements like this Need to be made very carefully. Building an airplane is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,990
Posted By Ironflight
I forget who it was (so on one gets the blame if...

I forget who it was (so on one gets the blame if it is wrong....), but an insurance insider once told me that insurance companies make their money off of investing the premiums. They don't collect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Ironflight
91.205 doesn?t actually apply to experimentals...

91.205 doesn?t actually apply to experimentals unless it is specifically called out in the Ops Lims - which it is for night and/or IFR operations. For VFR Day ops, essentially nothing is required for...
Forum: Primers 06-30-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By Ironflight
Consensus? Three posts in an hour? :D Prime if...

Consensus? Three posts in an hour? :D

Prime if you want to, don't prime if you don't. I have seen very, very few airplanes with internal corrosion problems in more than forty years of playing with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ironflight
I?m going to second (or third, or fourth) this...

I?m going to second (or third, or fourth) this plan as well. In the time it takes to read this thread, you could have easily drilled off the head, drilled out the nutplate, and installed a new one....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ironflight
Agreed. In his original post, he stated he had an...

Agreed. In his original post, he stated he had an E-Mag. Which is why I gave him the reference to the E-Magair manual....

Paul
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ironflight
From the P-Mag installation manual: Auto Spark...

From the P-Mag installation manual:



Auto Spark Plug Adapters - Plug adapters permit the use
of 14mm automotive type plugs. Use short reach (SR)
adapters if your aviation plug callout is “M” type...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Ironflight
John will, however, come to you....and yes, he...

John will, however, come to you....and yes, he has several award winners in his portfolio!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By Ironflight
Simple, Day VFR? I’d put the Dynon in the middle...

Simple, Day VFR? I’d put the Dynon in the middle of the panel, and forget about the G5 as a backup. You can fly the airplane just fine with no instruments at all. I personally am not a fan of...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-26-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By Ironflight
Isle...wow!! I remember landing there on one of...

Isle...wow!! I remember landing there on one of my student cross-countries in the J-3 way back when.... I remember the tall trees on either side making it a very narrow tunnel. Glad to hear that it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Ironflight
I’m with Mel on this - too many lever-lock...

I’m with Mel on this - too many lever-lock switches can make activation/deactivation difficult. (Not to mention, they are expensive!). A step in between unprotected toggles and lever-locks is to use...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-24-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Ironflight
Back then I spent a couple of months living at...

Back then I spent a couple of months living at our cabin, trying to figure out how to run a magazine, and sort of made the Barnstorm my morning office - I could get breakfast and hang out with good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,730
Posted By Ironflight
Find a young pilot who needs a mentor - someone...

Find a young pilot who needs a mentor - someone that could use the benefit of decades of flying experience. Fly with him and let him (or her) pay what they can pay to build time while keeping you in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 172,068
Posted By Ironflight
So as not to give people the wrong idea, a...

So as not to give people the wrong idea, a Subsonex is quite insurable for liability. Hull coverage is not available for a price anyone seems interested in paying, but to make a blanket statement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,955
Posted By Ironflight
I honestly cant think of a written rule covering...

I honestly cant think of a written rule covering your case, and arguing on the radio is discouraged by the AIM, but people thee days just seem more prone to chew others out, assuming that they are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ironflight
I just installed a Garmin probe today, and the...

I just installed a Garmin probe today, and the adapter screws into the head, then the probe bayonets into the adapter - so you can swap probes without having to unscrew anything. Are we saying the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ironflight
The CHT sensor itself fits into a bayonet adapter...

The CHT sensor itself fits into a bayonet adapter that screws into the cylinder - to swap only the sensor, you simply give it a slight push and a quarter turn - and it is out - no threads to gall....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,137
Posted By Ironflight
Any Value in Old Cylinders These Days?

So the old timers around here will remember the days when Old Lycoming cylinders were taken to a cylinder shop to be overhauled, or to have a valve replaced, or to be re-honed. A complete engine...
Forum: Reviews 06-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,192
Posted By Ironflight
Rick - I have openly used the Bose a few times in...

Rick - I have openly used the Bose a few times in other people’s planes, and have enjoyed using them, they work well. I have two pairs of the DC One-X’s that we use primarily in the Tundra. However,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,834
Posted By Ironflight
We’re at $3.95 at Carson City (NV) - I paid $5.30...

We’re at $3.95 at Carson City (NV) - I paid $5.30 the other day in Aurora (OR)!

But Jet A....they’re practically giving it away in Carson at $2.65....so guess what airplane is getting more flying!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-12-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By Ironflight
Read this - scroll down to what it says about...

Read this - scroll down to what it says about GPS...
Forum: Midwest 06-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Ironflight
Any Reason Not to use KTUL ?

I need to fly over to Tulsa sometime in the next couple of weeks In one of the RV?s To visit the engine shops for some story research. Since they are located right across the street from Tulsa...
Forum: Oregon 06-10-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks - Willamette it is....

Thanks - Willamette it is....
Forum: Oregon 06-10-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Ironflight
Willamette Aviation or Lynx at UAO for a quick turn?

Question for Oregonians...

I have too run up to Aurora tomorrow morning to pick up a neighbor who?s dropping his A-36 off at Pacific Coast for a full G3X treatment (he built a -12 that way, and I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,564
Posted By Ironflight
To the OP Dave, This Question/debate comes up...

To the OP Dave,

This Question/debate comes up about every two months here on VAF - you can scroll through the Glass Cockpit forum and find all the previous threads, and you’ll find the same guys...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ironflight
With the ND internally regulated alternators, we...

With the ND internally regulated alternators, we have years of semi-collated , subjective, and anecdotal evidence that turning on the alternator field after the engine is turning is a good way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By Ironflight
My next EAA webinar - July 14th

One thing that the EAA has discovered during the past couple of months of COVID-19 is that their webinar series has been a hit! Vic has "sold out" a couple of them, and I did one where we maxed out...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Ironflight
What you’d be looking for is a Garmin GEA 24.

What you’d be looking for is a Garmin GEA 24.
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