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Forum: California 03-07-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By BillC
Hi Jeff, We have regular formation practice...

Hi Jeff, We have regular formation practice almost every weekend out of Ramona with 2 FFI leads and 2 FFI wingman on field with others flying in from other parts of SoCal area. Not sure about open...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,764
Posted By BillC
Mark, Don't think you will get an absolute...

Mark, Don't think you will get an absolute number since everyone decides their own clearances. Some like the gap tighter than others. When I went to the monsters I just had the dremmel available...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-21-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,901
Posted By BillC
Exactly!;)

Exactly!;)
Forum: Formation Flying 06-21-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,901
Posted By BillC
Brandon, As already said, the RV9 is fine for...

Brandon,
As already said, the RV9 is fine for the standard FFI formation flying (non-acro). As for possibly being more challenging than the other models, I don't think so. All models with the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-12-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By BillC
Unhappy Lynx NGT-2000 software update issue

Just wondering if anyone else had had a problem after updating to version 1.52 on their NGT-2000? I found that after updating, I lost all ADS-B In information. Upon further investigation, I noticed...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By BillC
Tom, I don't understand your comment about...

Tom,
I don't understand your comment about carriers AT&T and Verizon. Unless I'm missing something, GPS should have nothing to do with the carrier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By BillC
Derek, You could always use it as a sled for...

Derek,

You could always use it as a sled for those Cold, Snowy, Winter days that you will have to readjust to now that you have left Warm and Sunny San Diego.

Bill
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By BillC
Sorry Chris, Aero Paint Gillespie Field is no...

Sorry Chris, Aero Paint Gillespie Field is no longer in business. Think the Kalifornia EPA made it just too difficult to do business. Corona or Riverside may be the best local choices unless you...
Forum: ADS-B 08-27-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By BillC
PIREPs needed for Freeflight or Lynx ADS-B in/out units

I'm about ready to pull trigger on either the Freeflight RANGR-978/LITE or the Lynx NGT-2000 ADS-B in/out. Both seem to have the same features and are about the same price so looking for some input...
Forum: RV-4 03-31-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,147
Posted By BillC
Update on lowest price for NORD...

Update on lowest price for NORD NL12-SP/1531.

TANNER Fasteners & Industrial Supplies $10.76 pk of 8 + $6.50...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,168
Posted By BillC
Dynonsupport, Yes, I was assuming the UAT's...

Dynonsupport,



Yes, I was assuming the UAT's option since it would currently be cheaper to go this route (existing Mode-C transponder + Freeflight or Garmin GDL84 ~$3500) than to have to buy a new...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,168
Posted By BillC
Bill, If you're that concerned about big...

Bill,
If you're that concerned about big brother watching and are willing to fly VFR only without flight following there is an option. Here is a segment from ADS-B specification circular (AC...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Henry, I suggest that you contact the factory...

Henry,
I suggest that you contact the factory and ask them what information and format is available on the serial ports. Or perhaps look to see if you can find any information on the Micro Air...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Ultra Status Update

Thought I would update everyone on my current observations of the Ultra. First I should state up front that I have been a beta tester for AvMap aviation products for several years, so I have had the...
Forum: GPS 11-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By BillC
Ken, Below in Italic is from the AvMap site on...

Ken,

Below in Italic is from the AvMap site on how to connect the autopilot via the USB charging cable. If I remember correctly, I had it connected my autopilot via this method prior to getting a...
Forum: California 09-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By BillC
YES, Ramona (KRNM) Open House Saturday September...

YES, Ramona (KRNM) Open House Saturday September 20th 0800 to 1500. Will see if I can get a few formation guys to join me for a flyover or two.

Bill
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,475
Posted By BillC
Smoother, lighter and slightly faster than the...

Smoother, lighter and slightly faster than the Sensenich metal fixed pitch prop. NO RPM restrictions! What's not to be happy about?

YMMV
Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,366
Posted By BillC
FWIW - My DAR required that we taxi the aircraft...

FWIW - My DAR required that we taxi the aircraft as part of his evaluation prior to him issuing the Air Worthiness Certificate. I also had to taxi to the compass rose for compass calibration.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By BillC
Thanks Ron - Your help is much appreciated! ...

Thanks Ron - Your help is much appreciated!

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By BillC
Thanks Everyone. Looks like I will be looking...

Thanks Everyone.
Looks like I will be looking into an additional valve or two to be placed closer to injectors.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By BillC
How fast can you stop smoking?

For those of you who are smokers, how long after you turn off the pump does it take for the smoke stop?
I have a situation where one pipe keeps smoking for several seconds after the pump is turned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By BillC
Another Question for you Smokers> I have been...

Another Question for you Smokers>

I have been told that my smoke does not turn off very smartly and that I need a check valve. Does anyone have any info on the appropriate valve to use? In...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By BillC
I had the same problem and purchased replacements...

I had the same problem and purchased replacements from ACS. I have found that rubbing DC#4 (same stuff recommended for application to your oil filter rubber seal) into the seals during my annual...
Forum: California 04-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By BillC
Talking Derek; Welcome aboard VAS Ramona (Van's Air...

Derek; Welcome aboard VAS Ramona (Van's Air Station).
Along with Bruce and Pete you can count me in if you need any help.

Bill
Hangar E-7 Chuck Hall
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By BillC
Thanks Guys, Just what I was looking for. Bill

Thanks Guys,
Just what I was looking for.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By BillC
Hi John, Thanks for the installation info, good...

Hi John,

Thanks for the installation info, good description. One more question. How did you route the hose over the spar cap (photo maybe)? Did you just lay it over the spar along the angled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By BillC
Jack, How did you route your oil line to the...

Jack,

How did you route your oil line to the firewall from the valve?

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,432
Posted By BillC
More of a question than a reply. Other than...

More of a question than a reply.
Other than drilling another hole in the spar (I'd rather not) how have those with tanks behind the passenger seat routed their oil line to the firewall? I'm...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By BillC
Hi Bruce, I'll probably get flamed for this...

Hi Bruce,

I'll probably get flamed for this but, I normally put in 10 deg of flaps on entering downwind (~90kts) to slow down a bit (into white arc) and then full flaps just before entering base....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Luiz, Yes, There is a known firmware issue that...

Luiz,

Yes, There is a known firmware issue that they are working to resolve.

Bill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Luiz, I had the same results as you with the...

Luiz,

I had the same results as you with the new version and have sent this info to the factory folks.

Bill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Hi Luiz, Yes the video was taken during the...

Hi Luiz,

Yes the video was taken during the calibration process but the video also some flight after the calibration process.

Look at page 11 of the users manual and you will see the pitch/down...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,129
Posted By BillC
Another data point: I normally/consistently...

Another data point: I normally/consistently cruise @ 145 KTAS, 4500ft / 5500ft MSL with throttle set to about 2400 RPM fuel burn is 6.8 to 7.2 gph. This is with O-320, fixed pitch Sensenich carbon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Smile AvMap Ultra Video

OK Guys,

Managed to get the Ultra mounted in the aircraft over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Removed a turn coordinator and had to enlarge the mounting hole slightly. Took it up for a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,838
Posted By BillC
You don't have to wait to top of white arc in...

You don't have to wait to top of white arc in order to "START" adding in flaps. I almost always add about 10 deg of flaps on down wind when I get down to about 90kts. In addition, I find that on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,210
Posted By BillC
Wink OK, so here is a little background/info on the...

OK, so here is a little background/info on the Ultra. I am a beta tester for the AvMap aviation products and have an Ultra sitting on my bench at the hangar.

First, I have been telling the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,960
Posted By BillC
Depending on how soon you are looking at needing...

Depending on how soon you are looking at needing this, you might want to look at the new Avmap Ultra. Has pitot /static, AHRS as well as GPS. Has primary flight display and will also give HSI & ADF...
Forum: California 10-03-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,554
Posted By BillC
Derek, I think there are only a few options...

Derek,
I think there are only a few options for flying off phase 1 in San Diego, RNM, SDM, or L18 and not sure about OKB. I'm at RNM and there are some hangars available but not sure about price....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,313
Posted By BillC
Some comparison data between Sensenich Metal and...

Some comparison data between Sensenich Metal and Ground Ad.j Composite props that I posted earlier but may be of interest.
Metal prop is Van's recommended Prop for 160hp O-320 prop 79"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,669
Posted By BillC
Second ZULU works. I have the Mini which works...

Second ZULU works. I have the Mini which works great in the side by side even when worn on right leg with passenger. Had the ASA standard 5"x7" which was fine until you have someone sitting next to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,950
Posted By BillC
Smile As already stated, the online system works just...

As already stated, the online system works just fine and no change in actual expiration date. Submitted mine on the 14th and received new registration card in the mail yesterday (19th). 5 days with...
Forum: GPS 06-11-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By BillC
Check the Dynon website. They should have that...

Check the Dynon website. They should have that information there.
Forum: Propellers 06-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,371
Posted By BillC
Initial Test Results

Some initial comparison numbers between the Sensenich metal prop and new composite prop.
*Composite prop + spinner + spacer is ~13 lbs lighter than equivalent metal prop combination.
*All speeds are...
Forum: Propellers 05-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,371
Posted By BillC
Any Pireps yet?

Just received my new Sensenich 2G0M7-C72RG ground adjustable prop. It only took a week from placement of order (through Van's) to arrival. So basically no wait since it was shipped from Fla to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By BillC
Al, JMHO, but why not follow the manufacturer's...

Al,
JMHO, but why not follow the manufacturer's instructions? They have been in the business for a long time and just might know what they are doing. I have been flying my 9A since 2007 and had...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By BillC
You are correct, crotch-strap opening.

You are correct, crotch-strap opening.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,491
Posted By BillC
Bert, Just another thought. I used 2" aluminum...

Bert,
Just another thought. I used 2" aluminum tape to cover the holes. Light weight, sticks very well (installed 2007) no signs of coming off and removable if necessary. Keeps the critters...
Forum: GPS 10-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 70,137
Posted By BillC
EKP-V SOFTWARE UPDATE

For those interested, there is a released update available for the EKP-V (1.5.063R - 2012-10-24).
This version now supports Dynon and Trio autopilots as well as concurrent XM weather (no need to...
Forum: GPS 09-30-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 70,137
Posted By BillC
Talking EKP-V UPDATE

The latest Beta version of software and OS (1.4.61B + OS 3.0.49R) seems to have fixed the Dynon AP communication issue.
I will post more when I have a chance to fly with the software update but it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,313
Posted By BillC
Pit, I had the same issue and did what Pat...

Pit,

I had the same issue and did what Pat suggested and put a slight flair on the tube ends so the hose clamps would not slide past. This fixed the problem for me and have not had an issue for...
Forum: GPS 08-28-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 70,137
Posted By BillC
As Mike said there are still some software issues...

As Mike said there are still some software issues to be worked out for full autopilot functionality wit the Dynon and Trio units. I have a beta version installed which replaced my IV. Besides the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,972
Posted By BillC
Early June I sent my sample to AL. After about 4...

Early June I sent my sample to AL. After about 4 weeks and after watching this thread for some time I decided to give them a call to get a status report. When I called they said that the report had...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 90,269
Posted By BillC
Hay Bruce, Almost time to move the project to...

Hay Bruce,

Almost time to move the project to the airport isn't it?

Bill
Forum: Flight Testing 07-17-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,734
Posted By BillC
Talking Large dog food bags #34. We use to breed Boxers...

Large dog food bags #34. We use to breed Boxers so the extra bags didn't go to waste. Not as dense as concrete but not as messy if/when the bag breaks open.

YMMV
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By BillC
Jim, Check you Private messages for an instructor...

Jim, Check you Private messages for an instructor at KSEE.

Bill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,794
Posted By BillC
Is that wind vector on the Dynon correct (205-216...

Is that wind vector on the Dynon correct (205-216 deg @ 68-72 mph) ? With that much wind you would have to have the aircraft pointed in that direction in order to track the course on the bug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,338
Posted By BillC
OSHKOSH FURNACE CREEK HOME AIRPORT after a long...

OSHKOSH
FURNACE CREEK
HOME AIRPORT after a long cross country
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,451
Posted By BillC
Joe, I used EZ-Turn on all of my threaded...

Joe,

I used EZ-Turn on all of my threaded fittings and have had no problems in past 4 1/2 yrs of flying.

YMMV
Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 924
Views: 437,352
Posted By BillC
Looking good there Bruce. Now you only have to...

Looking good there Bruce. Now you only have to figure a way to remove that vertical section of the house without it falling down on you and you're all set?:rolleyes:

Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,650
Posted By BillC
Thanks for the info Rob, Since it's an easy...

Thanks for the info Rob,
Since it's an easy place to look I'll be inspecting this weekend. As a reminder, The same vertical stab is also used on the 7's so it would probable be a good idea to post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By BillC
I used a Molex connector and no problems in over...

I used a Molex connector and no problems in over 2 years of use.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By BillC
Pete, I have this same setup on my 9A and it...

Pete,
I have this same setup on my 9A and it works just fine. You will need to put something under it to catch some oil when you change filters.

Bill
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