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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By UH1CW2
It is not that simple. MA 4SPA represents a 150...

It is not that simple. MA 4SPA represents a 150 to 160 HP displacement with an accelerator pump. The different part numbers can represent may things.

- If the venturi has been updated from 2 piece...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By UH1CW2
At 1800 RPM's I always had a drop in each...

At 1800 RPM's I always had a drop in each magneto. Could be that the mag that is dropping of needs to be retimed. Check timing on both mags, make sure they are in sync. Also, pull plugs on the weak...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By UH1CW2
I'm in line with RV10inOz when it comes to...

I'm in line with RV10inOz when it comes to running these engines. Why have a fast plane and treat it like a Cessna or Piper. I am always 75 to 90 % power 180 kts cruise. The aircraft doesn't even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,984
Posted By UH1CW2
I'm glad it worked for you. I think it is about...

I'm glad it worked for you. I think it is about the best cleaner I've used considering price, polished finish and cleaning ability.

Just used up my last can of the stuff. Need to visit the HONDA...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By UH1CW2
WTB: Lightspeed Headset

Just purchased a set. No longer need headset. Please remove post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By UH1CW2
45 to 50 lbs has always worked well for me. I had...

45 to 50 lbs has always worked well for me. I had an AI tell me years ago to just "Stand them up"! He wouldn't use a gage, just pump them up until they felt full.

I wanted to make a comment about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,962
Posted By UH1CW2
That looks like an old tire (Dry Rot). Possibly...

That looks like an old tire (Dry Rot). Possibly been sitting on the shelf for years before you purchased and installed it. I think I would send that back as a defect tire if you still have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,984
Posted By UH1CW2
I never used The Honda Cleaner & Polish on my...

I never used The Honda Cleaner & Polish on my canopy. Believe it or not I use Rain-X window cleaner on my canopy. Been using that for at least 10 years. My plane doesn't have all the fancy stuff like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By UH1CW2
Do you think you got carb icing and the manifold...

Do you think you got carb icing and the manifold pressure was reduced due to blockage. Or should I ask if your throttle arm is pushed open with a cable? If so maybe the cable is not opening up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By UH1CW2
NAV AIDS

I can remember back in the 90's when NDB's would go out. They started letting them fall to the wayside. I do believe that LOC & ILS approaches will be around for a long time yet. I also understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,321
Posted By UH1CW2
I had no idea

After reading through all these post I had no idea so many pilots in this forum do not have an instrument ticket. I was lucky and the US Army provided me with one. For the record I haven't filed IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By UH1CW2
Thanks Bob

I replaced the thermocouple, issue has not gone away. However, it has changed up a bit. Now the EGT reads 200 degrees less than the other three in cruise flight. As the EGT gets lower with less power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,984
Posted By UH1CW2
I had used this product 10+ years ago and it...

I had used this product 10+ years ago and it worked good. the issue I had was the cost after shipping. I always had to order it. I just couldn't drive to a local business and purchase some. The other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,984
Posted By UH1CW2
Usefull cleaning product

About 5 years ago a gentleman in Mississippi told me about a product sold by HONDA called "Spray Cleaner & Polish". He used it on his motorcycles for decades. I started using it on the plane and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,856
Posted By UH1CW2
Cylinder, Main bearing , WOW!

Anyone who has torn down a split case engine understands that once the case is bolted together and the dowels seat it is not going to separate enough to allow bearings to slip out of place, even with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By UH1CW2
Lots of info

Now that I have heard that they tend to fail I don't think I am interested in them. I don't even think I would spend 50 dollars on a complete set. Thanks for all the information on the product. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By UH1CW2
Ztron Labs (LED Position Lamps)

What happened to Ztron Labs. They seemed to have a great product at a very low price. I am in the market for new LED position lights and thought I would look at the Ztron system. The web page is up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By UH1CW2
good oil points

I like the thought process of using a straight weight oil, no multi viscosities. I lived in Mississippi for 6 years and the oil temp would get hot in the summer time (220's F). I always ran the Shell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By UH1CW2
Trace the ground

Your issue sounds like the gage power or ground circuits have a poor/weak connection. I would reground the (-) gage pin and check 12 volts (+) on the power side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By UH1CW2
EGT Jumping around

I am using a GRT EFIS. Yesterday I noticed my EGT on cylinder 2 fluctuating rapidly from 1300 to 1130 and all temps in between. The other 3 cylinders were stable around 1300F. Anyone experienced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By UH1CW2
Engine Oil Question

I have been using Shell 100W for over 15 years and it seems to have performed well. However, several people on the field are telling me that the Phillips 66 Victory 100AW is a better oil. Does anyone...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-13-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By UH1CW2
Tray for Garmin 430

I have a new tray, connectors and pins for the 430. I purchased 2 years ago but I don't think I will be using it. I'll sell it for what I Paid for it $400.00


Email me at UH1CW2@Gmail.com if...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-12-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By UH1CW2
Thansk Guys

SENT PM to both replies.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By UH1CW2
WTB: 5.125 0320 Pistons 8.5 : 1

I am in need of 4 pistons for an 0320 engine. If anyone added higher compression pistons to their engine and has a set of serviceable 8.5:1 pistons for an O320 (Part # 75089) please contact me. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,044
Posted By UH1CW2
OIL PRESSURE 100 +++

I'm not telling anyone not to run high oil pressure. I am stating that there Is no need to ever run anything over 65 psi on a Lycoming Engine.

On a side not I worked as a Powertrain engineer for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,044
Posted By UH1CW2
Lycoming Oil Pressure ++++

I read these posts about oil pressures being set at 100 + PSI on Lycoming Engines, Why? Why in the world would anyone set their pressure above 65 psi. These engines are not making 1000 Horse Power!...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By UH1CW2
? iFly GPS Driving GRT autopilot

Is there anyone who has experience driving a GRT autopilot system with the iFly 700 series GPS? I am curious how well it works and if you rubber band a course change if the autopilot responds to the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By UH1CW2
iLevil ADS-B Customer Service?

GRT and Adventure Pilot have been helping me over the last 4 weeks in trying to get this ilevil 2 SW ADS-B unit to function correctly. After shipping out the iLevil unit and the iFly GPS to JJ at...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By UH1CW2
ilevil issue

I have been working with Jeff from GRT but he doesn't have the data on the iLevil and they do not return any communication unless you are purchasing a new product. I need the ilevil Baud rates, out...
Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By UH1CW2
ilevil to GRT EFIS ADS-B

I am having trouble getting the ilevil 2 SW to send the ADS-B data to the GRT EFIS.
iLevil is configured for GDL90 protocol
I have the iLevil AUX0 Port configured for DATA OUT (is this correct)?
I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By UH1CW2
THANK YOU

Well there is some conflicting information between the first responder (Gene) and the second (G3 xpert)? I'm going with the Garmin g3xpert. I was hoping it would display the AHRS information from the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By UH1CW2
Need Help GARMIN 696 ?

I am having difficulty understanding the capability of the 696 GPS. In the pictures of this unit I have seen it displaying an artificial horizon? I'm not talking about the GDU 370 or 375. I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By UH1CW2
THANK YOU

I have always selected GNAV as I though that was for GPS. ENAV is the correct driver for the Garmin 250 XL, GREAT!

I will also check where I am feeding my flight plans from.

All this time I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By UH1CW2
GRT Sport SX will not track GPS

I was hoping someone could help me with an EFIS issue. I have the GRT 2 axis autopilot in the plane. I am using an Garmin 250XL to drive the EFIS on channel 1. During start-up the EFIS confirms the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By UH1CW2
Thank You for the advise

I have decided that I am not going to drop another 230 dollars on a battery tender. I will follow the advice of the group and not put the battery on a tender at all. I believe that the tender is the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By UH1CW2
Battery Charger/ Tender Help

Over the last 12 years I have gone through 2 Odessey 920 batteries, 1nd 2 Concord 35ACX Batteries. I am looking for a battery tender / charger that will prolong the life of these expensive batteries....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,034
Posted By UH1CW2
Battery Tender ????

I will start off by saying thank you to everyone who provided feedback. I also wanted to explain a little more about the batteries I have gone through.

I have managed to go through 2 PC925 Oddessys,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,034
Posted By UH1CW2
Thanks for the feedback

I know that I am not going to purchase another lead battery. They only last about 3 years in Michigan even on a battery tender. I am going to try the earth X 1200 series battery. I am a firm believer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,034
Posted By UH1CW2
ENGINE BATTERY

Has anyone used the Earth-X battery to crank over a io-360 engine? I have used the Odyssey 925 , the Concord RG-35 AXC, ACS Homebuilt battery. All have either failed or degraded within 3 years. I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-09-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
ALL DONE WITH ROTEC TBI

Well, after 2 engine failures on final, leaking diaphragm, lapping compound in the new TBI, having to replace spray bar seals, having to ad a 5.1 lb assist spring to help open the TBI slide when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 791
Posted By UH1CW2
Need Garmin GTX 335 or 345 Schematic

If anyone has a copy of the installation schematic (Wiring pin-out only) for the New Garmin GTX 335 or 345 Transponders. I would appreciate a copy via PM. Thanks in advance.

UH1CW2@Gmail.com
Forum: GPS 05-04-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By UH1CW2
Round 2.25 Panel mount GPS

I keep hoping that one of the manufactures will come up with a small 2.25 inch panel mount GPS. The GPS needs the following features
- WAAS chip
- Small color screen
- RS232 output
- 9 to 28 volt...
Forum: Autopilots 04-25-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By UH1CW2
? on GRT Autopilot Gain settings

If anyone is flying an RV 6, 7 9 or even an 8 and would be willing to share the gains they have set up in their GRT EFIS. I am looking for a starting point.

Roll Gain
Cross Track gain
Altitude...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,425
Posted By UH1CW2
Thumbs up Thanks guys for the INFO

To start off, nice panel you have there.

I wish I had the real-estate like the RV8 guys do, the long EZ is just to tight! My plane has about a 6 inch wide by 8 inch tall section on the right side...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,425
Posted By UH1CW2
GDU 370 and 375 ?

Do any of the GDU units (370 or 375) have a built in AHRS or Magnatometer? Do the non G3X units have a Primary Flight Display (Artificial Horizon) built into them? Or, do you have to purchase a G3X...
Forum: GPS 04-15-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By UH1CW2
Have the answer

Thanks for all the input. I have decided to drive the GRT autopilot with the garmin 430W. It will drive the GRT EFIS and support GPS and ILS approaches through the GRT fully coupled. I don't care...
Forum: GPS 04-11-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By UH1CW2
More info on requirements

I do not have room for a secondary display in the panel. I fly a long EZ. I want to drive the GRT autopilot with either the GTN650 or the 430W.

in addition, I was hoping the 430 would display...
Forum: GPS 04-11-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By UH1CW2
? on Garmin 430 Display

I am trying to decide on a gtn650 or the GNS430W. My question is; if you have ADS-B in will the Garmin GNS430W display the weather and traffic on the screen. If so is it color?

Due the fact I do not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By UH1CW2
Thanks (Ztron Labs)

That's the correct company "Ztron Labs". thank you for the post.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By UH1CW2
Strobe light advertiser ???

There was a company that made some very nice LED position and strobe lamps for a reasonable price that advertised on this page. I forgot the name of the company but would like to get in touch with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By UH1CW2
Thanks for the help

Thank you for all the input. I guess the answer to my question is; I need to get either a WAAS 430 or a GTN 650 to use the autopilot system to its full potential. I have the autopilot being driven by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By UH1CW2
Autopilot and Nav/GPS's that drive it

I have a GRT EFIS with a Trio autopilot. I know a lot of you RV flyers have the autopilot coupled to a GPS for hands off approaches. Can someone provide a list of IFR GPS's or GPS/NAV units that will...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
After Opening Spray Bar holes

Well. I had a chance to fly the bird several times after opening up every hole in the spray bar with a #78 drill. I had to move the mixture with every move of the throttle as there was too much fuel...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-31-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
TBI Modified

Pulled the ROTEC TBI off the long EZ this morning. Brought it home and started opening up the holes to .018. Everything went very smooth. I returned the unit to the airport and reinstalled on the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
Ready to open holes up in TBI

I purchased a drill pencil and a complete set of 60 thru 80 number drills. I will follow your instructions as best as possible. I have a good idea where the fuel delivery needs to be increased on...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-25-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
Enlarging Holes in ROTEC TBI unit

After a few more flights I made the following changes to my Long EZ induction set-up. Added a K&N Filter between the NACA inlet and the Carb air/heat box. That helped with over-leaning issue at lower...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
Long EZ Flight 3

Well after providing a flapper port in the sceet hose between the heat box and the NACA duct everything seems to work fine. Any pressurized air just flows out of the flapper valve and the TBI uses...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
2nd test flight

After climbing to 1000 AGL in the traffic pattern at about 144 kts I pulled the power back to mid throttle and the engine did the same thing. this time I was able to pull about half throttle, so it...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
nice job

Your setup looks great. you will have no issues at all with the induction system. Should run like a champ first start. By the way, nice job.

Phil
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
TBI requirements

The TBI must draw air past the fuel bar. If the Manifold pressure goes positive or exceeds the engines optimum air/fuel ratio with pressurized air the TBI will run lean. It's my fault as I am not...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
NYTOM answer

I will let you know everything that I have done to get the ROTEC to perform as advertised. I am waiting for the temp and humidity to settle down today. Its like I live in thunderstorm alley here in...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-09-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,401
Posted By UH1CW2
First flight with ROTEC

After I leveled off in the traffic pattern at about 140 kts I started to pull the power back, I noticed the engine started running extremely rough while reducing throttle. Then I decided to pull Carb...
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