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Forum: RV-14 03-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,840
Posted By TimO
I haven't had time to read much on this topic up...

I haven't had time to read much on this topic up to this point, but skimmed it through start to finish today quick.

I can say that I know of what you are speaking. I wouldn't be able to call it...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By TimO
Is it just me who thinks those breaks seem...

Is it just me who thinks those breaks seem awfully straight, like maybe along a fiberglass layup line or something? I'm surprised that it was that defined.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
Today I got my RMA from Aircraft Spruce. I'm not...

Today I got my RMA from Aircraft Spruce. I'm not sure if I was lucky, or just worded things just right.

They asked me "Did you buy this from us". Of course, the magneto came with the engine from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By TimO
This reply is coming many years down the line...

This reply is coming many years down the line from the original thread.

I went searching for the Bosch grease because I wanted a more economical way to have a good supply of cam grease for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
I did find the cam grease in a more long-term...

I did find the cam grease in a more long-term economical package. I found a website selling the Slick Unison Cam grease, and they had the MSDS posted. That MSDS said that it was Magnalube-G. You...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
Man that's a good question (on working the return...

Man that's a good question (on working the return through Aircraft Spruce). The guy I talked to at Slick just told me to buy the part at any of their distributors (if I didn't want them to do the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
Well I'm glad people are finding the information...

Well I'm glad people are finding the information useful. Hopefully it saves someone from a potentially bad situation. When I talked to them, basically it was this one gear part, and the points, that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
For the timeline on mine, I ordered the engine...

For the timeline on mine, I ordered the engine 8/27/2014, and received it somewhere right around 12/30/2014 or just after.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
Mag Failure - Check Slick SB 1-15A

I figured this is a good one to post here, because many of us ordered engines and built RV14's with engine from the same era.

I had a complete mag failure on my one and only mag in the RV-14. It...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By TimO
Yeah I haven't checked them out at all as far as...

Yeah I haven't checked them out at all as far as other models. I was just shocked to find that they actually seemed to do better in that particular test than SnapOn. But you're right, you definitely...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By TimO
Very timely that I saw this thread. Last night I...

Very timely that I saw this thread.

Last night I stumbled on and watched this youtube video that compared a SnapOn torque wrench to one of the new ICON branded Harbor Freight torque wrenches. I...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By TimO
That sounds exactly like mine is on my bar graph...

That sounds exactly like mine is on my bar graph display. I take off with 1-2 bars showing on the bottom (so mostly nose down trim), yet the tab itself is nearly neutral, physically. I then get all...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,427
Posted By TimO
The little ding on the front of the canopy...

The little ding on the front of the canopy happened to me too before I painted. I think it still ended up with a little kink in the skin, and if I remember right, I had to do a little filing as well....
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By TimO
I put them on mine as well. I can't remember if...

I put them on mine as well. I can't remember if they were glued or riveted but either will work.
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,247
Posted By TimO
I am glad you brought that solution of drilled...

I am glad you brought that solution of drilled rivet heads up. I was going to mention that a week or two ago. I think that's what I did on the firewall when at the time there was the discussion...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By TimO
I have talked to one builder who did have his...

I have talked to one builder who did have his rubbing, and eventually it did wear through or nearly through the pushrod. That said, after talking to him, I got worried about mine and inspected them...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By TimO
Almost same exact story as Matt. I got the TCW...

Almost same exact story as Matt. I got the TCW Tech butterfly valve. I put the same valve on both my RV10 and RV14. The only difference from standard TCW Kit for me is that I did a manual...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,743
Posted By TimO
I don't think you have anything to worry about,...

I don't think you have anything to worry about, Chris. My RV14 CHTs are significantly better than my IO-540 in the RV-10. They're lower than expected. The engine gets very good cooling. I just...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 65,338
Posted By TimO
Super, Chris! Glad to see it went well! Tim

Super, Chris! Glad to see it went well!
Tim
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By TimO
I just got back from my first longer x/c flight...

I just got back from my first longer x/c flight now that I've got 2 of the NGT-9000's in my 2 planes, and it was a really great experience with it. I did have traffic callouts a couple of times, and...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By TimO
I think iamtheri is just saying that since he's...

I think iamtheri is just saying that since he's building a traildragger, getting transition training in the 14A isn't really going to be fully complete. I'd agree with that.

Regarding my status for...
Forum: ADS-B 10-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By TimO
I'm not sure what you all have in your panel, but...

I'm not sure what you all have in your panel, but I just installed 2 NGT-9000's in my 2 planes, moving up from GTX327 and GTX330's. The upgrade really wasn't all that tough. From a transponder...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,247
Posted By TimO
My Crack(less) Status

I ordered and very quickly received my SB kit (Thanks Vans!). The upside is that I already now have the parts on hand to fix the issue, or prevent the issue.

The downside is that I'm already...
Forum: ADS-B 10-20-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
I don't know the RF side of things with nearly as...

I don't know the RF side of things with nearly as much detail as the serial side of things, but it seems to me that both 978mhz and 1090mhz would have the same basic transmissions, and it's something...
Forum: ADS-B 10-19-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
Ah, sorry Rocketbob, with your reply I understand...

Ah, sorry Rocketbob, with your reply I understand what you are saying. On the Lynx they implement coasting. Yes, I think basically all good systems implement coasting to one degree or another,...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
The issue has nothing to do with protocols and...

The issue has nothing to do with protocols and congestion. It's not something that happens with all systems. Now that I've switched to the Lynx Transponder, nothing disappears ever, and everything...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By TimO
I just noticed this thread had activity. Sorry...

I just noticed this thread had activity. Sorry for missing out this long!
I'm glad my post helped you guys find this thing. It sure is a nice little box.

I don't know that the CAN bus will interface...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,018
Posted By TimO
Glad you got it working also. I'm also very...

Glad you got it working also. I'm also very glad to hear that Rian may be more accepting of improvements to kits. This is a definite change from the past, if it's true. The NL starter is...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By TimO
For people interested in the NGT-9000, I had been...

For people interested in the NGT-9000, I had been meaning to watch this youtube video and tonight I did. I actually learned a few things from watching it, and also confirmed a few observations that I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,014
Posted By TimO
Kelly, I've heard that Champions fine wire plugs...

Kelly,
I've heard that Champions fine wire plugs are more of a "stay away" product. I've been running fine wires in my -10 for well over 1,000 hours with no issues, and nearing 300 on the -14. But,...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By TimO
Got one of the transponders installed yesterday...

Got one of the transponders installed yesterday and man is that a nice box. I was actually feeling a twinge of buyers remorse after spending a ton of bucks since I had 2 planes to do, but all it took...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By TimO
Super. Yeah, that's definitely comforting. The...

Super. Yeah, that's definitely comforting. The same fix-a-flat stuff would also be a workable solution in a tubed tire. I had a tube issue a couple years back and I really wish I'd have just done...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By TimO
Bought a couple of them

I just stumbled on this thread, although it's almost a year old, today.

I actually found them via google this summer before OSH, and bought 2 of their 2.25" units of that HORIS EFIS.

I did a...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By TimO
Here's one question that I don't have the answer...

Here's one question that I don't have the answer to.

If you do wreck a tubeless tire, and you're on a trip, are there compatible tubless tires that can be thrown on there that are available locally...
Forum: ADS-B 08-21-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By TimO
Follow-up to my post a couple posts up. I...

Follow-up to my post a couple posts up. I couldn't figure out what I was waiting so long for, so today I ordered 2 of the NGT-9000's, one for each plane.
As soon as they're in, those Echo's are for...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By TimO
Regarding RS232 on the Lynx, I agree with the...

Regarding RS232 on the Lynx, I agree with the above...try connecting it per the Aspen diagram. I helped someone install one in their Lancair and configure it, and his EFIS was only RS232 at 38,400...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By TimO
Mark, I've flown a couple winters now and I do...

Mark,

I've flown a couple winters now and I do find that my oil temps get a little on the low side to keep the moisture out on the cold days. I actually purchased a butterfly valve from TCW Tech a...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,432
Posted By TimO
Scott, you probably are correct on the Vegas one....

Scott, you probably are correct on the Vegas one. I heard it second hand, and could absolutely have heard it incorrectly. I wish I could remember more details right now on the other one. It's...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,432
Posted By TimO
Actually, I just got a note back from a friend...

Actually, I just got a note back from a friend who said that Bob Kauffman crashed his RV-10 nose first from that exact problem...that the rod end unscrewed. (I think that was on landing).

This is...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,432
Posted By TimO
This is most definitely NOT the first time that...

This is most definitely NOT the first time that this has happened on a customer built RV-10. Forgive the tone if that came off wrong, as I'm not being argumentative. This isn't the only forum, and...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,721
Posted By TimO
What Kurt said... Today Nitrox is much more...

What Kurt said... Today Nitrox is much more popular than years ago. I owned/operated a dive shop back in the 1990's when it was still brand new voodo and was the first person in my neck of the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
Wonder why they don't simply make those 2...

Wonder why they don't simply make those 2 variable user configurable. I would like to see further than 20 miles when I'm out in the middle of nowhere with no traffic. It should be easy for them to...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,018
Posted By TimO
I had a 149PM with an IO-540 on the RV10, and a...

I had a 149PM with an IO-540 on the RV10, and a 149LS I believe that came with the IO-390 on the RV-14. The IO-540 had often had a hard time getting the first blade to turn. The RV-14 actually was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,631
Posted By TimO
Well after this much time I have to call BS on...

Well after this much time I have to call BS on having it separate out. My jar 100LL + Kerosene is still completely mixed and left undisturbed. I doubt it'll ever settle out.

I happened to talk to...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,496
Posted By TimO
Talking I've probably flown the arrival into OSH about 75...

I've probably flown the arrival into OSH about 75 times over the past 20 years now. Maybe more than that. Before I had an RV, I would fly in and fly home every day for the show, a few days during...
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,333
Posted By TimO
Just a note to say that one of my buddies using...

Just a note to say that one of my buddies using the filter box was not using ICARUS as his altitude format. He was feeding SHADIN Z format with ALT from a Grand Rapids EFIS. Our other buddy added...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By TimO
Sorry I missed you, Pete! I didn't get there...

Sorry I missed you, Pete! I didn't get there until just before 7. Took the puppy out for his first flight. Of all the fly-ins to miss... Make sure you come by for Airfest right after OSH on 8/4!
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,333
Posted By TimO
Smile The friend mode works like this: In the code,...

The friend mode works like this:

In the code, you enter the ICAO codes of all of your friends who have ADS-B out capability.
You also have to enter a corresponding total count of all of the "friend"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,631
Posted By TimO
After leaving the 100LL and Kerosene sit...

After leaving the 100LL and Kerosene sit undisturbed for 3 days now, it's still 100% unseparated. I don't believe it actually will ever separate. I see it highly unlikely that even after a long...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,631
Posted By TimO
18 hours after mixing 100LL and Kerosene. Zero...

18 hours after mixing 100LL and Kerosene. Zero separation. It's been kept very stable, with no vibrations or disturbances.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,631
Posted By TimO
Todd, I was just thinking the same thing. While...

Todd, I was just thinking the same thing. While I totally agree with the people that say drain the tank, I also totally agree with the others that noted that the percentage of fuel is very very...
Forum: ADS-B 07-05-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,333
Posted By TimO
If you have emailed me about the project, you...

If you have emailed me about the project, you should have heard from me today. I got everything prepared so you can start building yours if you wish.
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,333
Posted By TimO
I'm back from my trip and had a great trip of...

I'm back from my trip and had a great trip of over 3000nm with both planes flying the GDL90 filter box. I did run into a lot of shadows of my own targets in many new areas I flew thru, but we were...
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
Regarding the comments on GRT Fixing the issues, ...

Regarding the comments on GRT Fixing the issues, in the last few posts. Just be aware that although GRT can fix some of the issues, their hands are tied from really *fixing* the issues, because...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,505
Posted By TimO
I+'m I think up to about 260 hours on the -14 now...

I+'m I think up to about 260 hours on the -14 now and the quadrant has been fantastic. I got a compliment recently from the DPE who did my daughters checkride that he really loved it and liked the...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,505
Posted By TimO
Oh man, it's been a while so I'll have to just...

Oh man, it's been a while so I'll have to just take a guess since I can't remember for sure. I know you'll want tip to tip distance for the threaded tips of the cable (the 10-32 threaded ends). ...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
I initially mentioned some of the issues to them,...

I initially mentioned some of the issues to them, but, I didn't get the feeling that they felt any urgency on them. And, when it came to issues with things like coasting (things that an EFIS maker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,465
Posted By TimO
Their harness was a good improvement indeed, but,...

Their harness was a good improvement indeed, but, it does have limitations. Mainly because you only have 2 COM ports to choose from on the Echo when it comes to baud rates, and if you use 9600 baud...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
Shane, If you are interested, shoot me an email...

Shane,

If you are interested, shoot me an email or message on that box. I'll try to get some good photos and maybe a video or two on my vacation flight, and once we get things tested, it's not hard...
Forum: ADS-B 06-06-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
The blinking traffic is not from the traffic...

The blinking traffic is not from the traffic falling into and out of the puck around your aircraft, it's from that traffic not getting properly transmitted to your EFIS on the serial line. In my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,465
Posted By TimO
I had horrible experiences all the way around...

I had horrible experiences all the way around with the Echo, but fixed most of the issues by building a GDL90 filter/converter box that also allows transponder and altitude encoder input for the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,603
Posted By TimO
I had horrible experiences all the way around...

I had horrible experiences all the way around with the Echo, but fixed most of the issues by building a GDL90 filter/converter box that also allows transponder and altitude encoder input for the...
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