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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By N941WR
Great trip! Enjoy it while it lasts! I agree...

Great trip!

Enjoy it while it lasts!



I agree with Scott, my son outgrew the baggage compartment at around age five and a half. Weight was never an issue but him kicking the back of my seat on...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By N941WR
BTW, my roll-around fuselage stand that you used...

BTW, my roll-around fuselage stand that you used is now my wife's potting bench and I don't think she will give it up for your next project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By N941WR
RV Dogfighting

Brad's picture got me thinking about what it would take to create "laser tag" for our RV's.

The art of dogfighting is not something to be taken lightly and the risk level goes up exponentially when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By N941WR
Jim, why not drop the snorkel and add a ram air...

Jim, why not drop the snorkel and add a ram air intake, similar to a carburated RV?

It should help you produce a little more power.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By N941WR
I thought about that but suspect unqualified...

I thought about that but suspect unqualified people are dogfighting anyway. At least with a laser setup, you can keep your distance and break-off before getting close.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By N941WR
This got me thinking, are there laser tag setups...

This got me thinking, are there laser tag setups that can be mounted on an RV?
Forum: Tools 02-20-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,657
Posted By N941WR
Keep in mind that there will be times were the...

Keep in mind that there will be times were the big dial torque wrench won't fit and/or you can't see the dial.

That's why I'm a big fan of the micro 1/4" wrench for AN3 bolts.

Either way, I suspect...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,718
Posted By N941WR
Mark, did yours crack at the weld or about a 1/4"...

Mark, did yours crack at the weld or about a 1/4" away from it, just outside the heat zone?
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By N941WR
One thing I have left in my panel is my handheld...

One thing I have left in my panel is my handheld GPS (496, yes it is old) secured with an AirGizmo.

My thinking has always been that with its internal battery, I can navigate, should I have an...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By N941WR
That will work but I prefer Off / Test /...

That will work but I prefer Off / Test / Run.

Off is unpowered and grounded, Test is ungrounded and unpowered, and run is powered and ungrounded. That is unless you get a spring loaded switch that...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By N941WR
Supertracks Canopy Track Extension

OK, I have a tip-up so I don't have a dog in this fight!

However, every time I look at my friend's slider with this Supertracks Canopy Track Extension I'm really impressed.

If you are building a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By N941WR
Better to build a new plane than rebuild the old...

Better to build a new plane than rebuild the old one.
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By N941WR
I assume your starter button and mag switches...

I assume your starter button and mag switches will be on the left. If that is the case, move the P-mag test switches over there as well. You don't want to risk hitting them in flight.

Same with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-17-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By N941WR
This might be an easier way. I drilled a hole in...

This might be an easier way.

I drilled a hole in my baffle to match the "valley" in the blast tube and then used RTV to secure it in place.

Using two Adel clamps, one on the engine mount and one on...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,241
Posted By N941WR
I have had Mode-S and ADS-B for five years now...

I have had Mode-S and ADS-B for five years now and I still remember landing in Texas after a VFR flight without talking to anyone and just as I shut down my phone rang. It was a buddy wanting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By N941WR
Good to hear it went well. Three of us (RV-12,...

Good to hear it went well.

Three of us (RV-12, RV-9A, and my RV-9) had planned on flying down from Greenville, SC but the weather was crummy until noon (and our runway was SOGGY).

Vic, could you...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By N941WR
Yes, the started is grounded through the engine...

Yes, the started is grounded through the engine block.

I don't know about the -14 plans but the other RV's require a grounding strap from the back of the engine to someplace on the firewall,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By N941WR
John, are you picking up a project here in...

John, are you picking up a project here in Greenville?

Best of luck. Greenville is one cool little town!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By N941WR
It looks like the brake disk was touching the...

It looks like the brake disk was touching the pant bracket and it took that time to crack and fail.

I replaced all those nylock nuts with metal locknuts some time ago. The reason is that they get...
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By N941WR
That is a completely different thing. In this...

That is a completely different thing. In this case, the guy modified the plane, didn't log or test the modification, returned it to its standard configuration and again didn't log the change or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,928
Posted By N941WR
Ed, you are spot on and I've had it happen,...

Ed, you are spot on and I've had it happen, during a BFR, too boot. Stabilized approach, speed spot on, dropped below the tree line and the bottom fell out.

The power came up just as the mains...
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By N941WR
I don't believe there is a published crosswind...

I don't believe there is a published crosswind limitation for our planes.

Maybe for the RV-12 but that's a different story than the rest.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-16-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By N941WR
The Derringer was designed by John Thorp. Its...

The Derringer was designed by John Thorp.

Its performance numbers are very close to the numbers described on this thread.

Here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Derringer) is the Wikipedia...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-16-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By N941WR
Here...

Here (http://www.velocityaircraft.com/airplane-models-vtwin.html) is a cool homebuilt twin.

(Twin IO-360's of 180 hp each side.)

The only issue besides cost (for me) is that like all canards, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By N941WR
Mark, it is up hill, on grass ~ 30 yards from my...

Mark, it is up hill, on grass ~ 30 yards from my hangar to the taxiway and I used my lawn tractor to pull my RV-9 (much lighter than a -10, even when my tanks are full) and the tractor works...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By N941WR
I'm going to pass on this great deal but only...

I'm going to pass on this great deal but only because I'm looking for a kit where the HS hasn't been closed.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By N941WR
I'm interested, where is the tail kit and how...

I'm interested, where is the tail kit and how much work has been done?
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,657
Posted By N941WR
I have three different torque wrenches. My...

I have three different torque wrenches.

My favorite is a 1/4" Dr. Micrometer Type Torque Wrench" from K-D Tools that measure from 5 to 50 inch-pounds. It is rather small and fits in tight...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By N941WR
Outstanding! Good luck sorting out the oil...

Outstanding!

Good luck sorting out the oil temperature issue and completing your 40 hours!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By N941WR
And many of those have come apart with rivets,...

And many of those have come apart with rivets, bolts, etc. getting sucked up into the engine.

No thanks, I'll take my chances with a plastic bag.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By N941WR
And it is your decision to use him or not.

And it is your decision to use him or not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,961
Posted By N941WR
Different issue and different type of connection...

Different issue and different type of connection for a clutch cable vs. a tightened AN connection.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to use those lines as a primary ground but as a backup, they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By N941WR
No need for one. Almost 1,000 hours and no bird,...

No need for one.

Almost 1,000 hours and no bird, leafs, or plastic bags have tried to commit suicide by jumping into the intake.

The thought of something happening on take off, the pilot realizing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,961
Posted By N941WR
The braided fuel and oil pressure lines work as...

The braided fuel and oil pressure lines work as secondary and tertiary grounding paths.

No need for another strap.

Although this sounds frightening, they will transmit the load without fear of an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-13-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By N941WR
It sounds like the tach signal that is feeding...

It sounds like the tach signal that is feeding your EFIS is coming from the Light Speed and when you turn it off, not signal is provided.

There are a couple of way around this.

One is to install a...
Forum: Primers 02-13-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By N941WR
I went overboard with mine. Alumiprep, alodyne,...

I went overboard with mine.

Alumiprep, alodyne, and them SEM rattle can primer. 11 years, do far, so good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By N941WR
Link? (extra text) [ed. www.vansairforce.net....

Link?

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,912
Posted By N941WR
It would be interesting but none of our planes...

It would be interesting but none of our planes are the same.

For example, I have a taildragger and Greg a tricycle. I have the short Sam James cowl, Greg had the long Same James cowl. I have a carb...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,912
Posted By N941WR
Let me double down on Greg's post. One other...

Let me double down on Greg's post.

One other thing, you can build the -9 as a dragon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,293
Posted By N941WR
You might be a redneck, if you land on...

You might be a redneck, if you land on grass.

Or, you might be an RV-10 owner, if you land on grass.

Very few Cirrus owners take theirs to grass strips, even Triple Tree.
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,241
Posted By N941WR
That's kind of like saying, why not let the...

That's kind of like saying, why not let the authorities search your home or track you in your car, if you haven't done something wrong.

A government that tracks it citizens doesn't trust it citizens.
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,241
Posted By N941WR
Does it also stop sending out your unique serial...

Does it also stop sending out your unique serial number so ATC can't track you if you are squawking 1200?

Oh wait, mode-S does that anyway.

**** the FAA for tacking all of us.

BTW, commercial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,247
Posted By N941WR
Luca, Amazing story! Good to read of the...

Luca,

Amazing story!

Good to read of the positive outcome for all except the bird.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,942
Posted By N941WR
Hopes and prayers for your entire family. I hope...

Hopes and prayers for your entire family.

I hope she is up and running around in short order!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By N941WR
Happy to help Angelo! We need to get together...

Happy to help Angelo! We need to get together and fly somewhere together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By N941WR
Also, the settings required for the -9 are good...

Also, the settings required for the -9 are good bit different than the short wing RV's.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By N941WR
That is good advice but only trim your stick...

That is good advice but only trim your stick after it connected to all the control surfaces, which will limit its travel.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By N941WR
I recently help a guy transition to his -9 and...

I recently help a guy transition to his -9 and his instructor told him to hold the stick as low as possible.

On approach we were up, down, left, and right. When I looked over and realized where his...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By N941WR
What David C. said! When you do get ready to...

What David C. said!

When you do get ready to trim it, only trim it enough so the top of your stick grip is the same height as the stock stick.

A short stick translates a little stick movement into...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By N941WR
Racing seats are much heavier than required. One...

Racing seats are much heavier than required. One of the reasons is that if you are making your turns coordinated, then you do not need the side bolsters the racing seats provide.

Having raced for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By N941WR
Ken, I put my two Forest of Tab (FoT) ground...

Ken,

I put my two Forest of Tab (FoT) ground blocks on either side of the firewall and bolted through them with brass bolts. This was done so I wouldn't have any potential (pun intended) grounding...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By N941WR
Think about which hand will operate each switch...

Think about which hand will operate each switch and what phase of flight you will operate it. Then place the switches accordingly.

As Rob did, starting switches are on the right because he will move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,068
Posted By N941WR
I'm with the rest of you on watching your prop...

I'm with the rest of you on watching your prop blast, but this one time at band camp...

I live at a small airpark and my neighbor, who is a great guy and who keeps his yard up meticulously (It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By N941WR
I really like these but I'm not so sure I can...

I really like these but I'm not so sure I can retrofit it to a flying airplane without buggering up the paint or messing with my Classic Aero interior panel.

Bummer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By N941WR
Wow, never thought about the reflection! Might...

Wow, never thought about the reflection! Might need more thought.

Thank you!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer[/QUOTE]

I don't think that will be an issue because the gear legs are down low, out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By N941WR
I voted "No" because very few people really know...

I voted "No" because very few people really know how to perform test flights and it will soon become cluttered with what I'm afraid will be useless and incorrect info.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-07-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By N941WR
The -7 comes with electric flaps but at least one...

The -7 comes with electric flaps but at least one was built using the manual flap mechanism from the -6.

The manual trim works great! Even after 11 years of flying, I wouldn't change mine out for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By N941WR
Can you make a rig to lift and store you 55...

Can you make a rig to lift and store you 55 gallon drum above the level of your wings and let gravity do the work?

You could put it on casters, so you can move it, if needed, and rig it so a hand...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,621
Posted By N941WR
Since moving to SC86 five years ago, like Gary, I...

Since moving to SC86 five years ago, like Gary, I tend to do more but shorter flights.

One other advantage of airpark living is you turn your hangar rent into equity.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-05-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By N941WR
Whomever buys this will receive full factory...

Whomever buys this will receive full factory support, so no worries there.
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By N941WR
It looks like the back of the prop. If you flip...

It looks like the back of the prop. If you flip it over, there should be six bolts, remove those and the prop extension and fairing will come right off.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By N941WR
Brian, I think you need the magnetic heading for...

Brian,

I think you need the magnetic heading for the calculation.

You then take the difference of the ground track and MH along with the speed GS and TAS to calculate the wind velocity vector.
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