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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,358
Posted By airguy
Showing off for the camera.

Showing off for the camera.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,416
Posted By airguy
Meanwhile, something like this might just do the...

Meanwhile, something like this might just do the trick. If I tie this to a fuel pump output to trigger the timer then I don't have to worry about heating the sensor without the engine running - I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,416
Posted By airguy
Thanks - that's good data. So ideally I need to...

Thanks - that's good data. So ideally I need to have the wideband O2 controller powered several seconds (or tens of) after engine start, once EGT's have exceeded the point at which water droplets are...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,416
Posted By airguy
Ross - in line with that subject, what about...

Ross - in line with that subject, what about power for the oxygen sensor and its handler? Will the heated sensors burn themselves out when sitting on the ground powered without the engine running and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By airguy
This one -...

This one -...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By airguy
mission creep...

I think I need help, I need to talk to some people or maybe start going to group meetings or something. I may have a problem.

So I took my airplane down for annual inspection, and SDS EM-5...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By airguy
A lot of companies offer something for a fee that...

A lot of companies offer something for a fee that is available free elsewhere. It's the nature of the internet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
If I remember correctly, I didn't actually pull...

If I remember correctly, I didn't actually pull it off - I loosened it to remove the belt to look for wear on the belt, and spin the pulley to listen to the bearings and make sure all was well....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By airguy
Perhaps not all have been installed.

Perhaps not all have been installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,796
Posted By airguy
Good job! I had to make my own and was really...

Good job! I had to make my own and was really wishing then that something like this was available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By airguy
Similar to a Dresser coupling? No, I haven't seen...

Similar to a Dresser coupling? No, I haven't seen anything like that for hard line fuel fittings.
Forum: Safety 02-13-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,097
Posted By airguy
"Always stop for a yellow light" during Drivers...

"Always stop for a yellow light" during Drivers Ed slowly becomes "well, sorta, sometimes" in real life as experience grows and judgement is applied. And sometimes we still get it wrong...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By airguy
I ordered some fuel hose from Vans earlier this...

I ordered some fuel hose from Vans earlier this week, they emailed back and said they were out of stock for 2-3 weeks - but they notified me of that condition almost immediately.

Usually I get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,167
Posted By airguy
Agreed - two of my three flats were caused by...

Agreed - two of my three flats were caused by running tire pressure a bit low and tearing the tube on one of them, and rubbing a hole in it on the other. The third one was runway FOD.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,769
Posted By airguy
You can burn lower grade fuels with that...

You can burn lower grade fuels with that compression if that's an attraction for you.
Forum: Texas (South) 02-12-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By airguy
I won't make this one, my airplane is down for...

I won't make this one, my airplane is down for SDS install, a new panel, and annual inspection. I'm doing so much work on this downtime I nearly need to put it back into Phase...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By airguy
Call Tom at TS Flightlines, he'll make short work...

Call Tom at TS Flightlines, he'll make short work of that problem.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By airguy
Same reason someone would put a Subura in a RV....

Same reason someone would put a Subura in a RV. They like them and may choose to take the liability of it on themselves.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,966
Posted By airguy
Both of which are preferable to the current 100hp...

Both of which are preferable to the current 100hp offering, with modern features. So that would put two vendors competing for that market - which is exactly where we are today (Lycoming/Continental)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By airguy
Is your supply voltage stable and sufficient?

Is your supply voltage stable and sufficient?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,842
Posted By airguy
The one that has several million flight hours...

The one that has several million flight hours behind it, if you are not intimately familiar with working on it.

On the "hater" mentality, it's definitely evident among folks that dislike auto...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-05-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By airguy
Hmmm, now there's a thought - I change my tire...

Hmmm, now there's a thought - I change my tire tubes each time I pull them at annual to repack the bearings - no sense letting them go to waste...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-04-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,416
Posted By airguy
I'll be very curious to duplicate some of those...

I'll be very curious to duplicate some of those test points when I finish my install. I've got several flights logged at FL190 averaging 24.9nm/gal at 147-149 KTAS using mechanical injection and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
Absolutely. As much trouble as it is to pull the...

Absolutely. As much trouble as it is to pull the prop and flywheel, there's no way I am going to put the old belt back on there, they are too cheap.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,769
Posted By airguy
Heh heh.... funny you should say that - I had...

Heh heh.... funny you should say that - I had that exact specific conversation with him at the beer social in Oshkosh this past summer. He just asked if I watched it on descent, to which I replied...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
It took a bit of Google-Fu and about 30 minutes...

It took a bit of Google-Fu and about 30 minutes online with a parts distributor but I got the part properly identified and ordered - only $12 plus shipping, a rarity in the aviation parts world that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
I recognize that there is a level of heartburn...

I recognize that there is a level of heartburn that exists with several folks with Plane Power - but this is a bracket problem, not an alternator problem. Are you saying PP makes low-quality mounting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
Annuals, broken parts, and assistance request

I'm currently in the process of conducting my annual inspection and installing the SDS EM5 engine management hardware, and associated with that I needed to pull the flywheel to drill and tap it for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,769
Posted By airguy
Bingo. IO-360 and WW200RV prop makes the airplane...

Bingo. IO-360 and WW200RV prop makes the airplane come alive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,000
Posted By airguy
The goal of the PAFI program is literally...

The goal of the PAFI program is literally impossible - trying to please everyone. You're never going to get there. They need to make a fuel that is a drop-in replacement for ALL engines in ALL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,000
Posted By airguy
Nothing on leakdown or valves yet - but I'm down...

Nothing on leakdown or valves yet - but I'm down for annual and SDS install right now and haven't gotten to that part yet, I'll let you know if I see anything in the cylinders or valves. I suspect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,000
Posted By airguy
It can certainly be done, but not as simply as...

It can certainly be done, but not as simply as some folks would think. I've been operating almost 600 hours now on 91 premium autofuel (with ethanol) at altitudes in the mid-teens quite regularly,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By airguy
Certainly. And it happens.

Certainly. And it happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,000
Posted By airguy
Looks like the program is in high-speed neutral,...

Looks like the program is in high-speed neutral, just as expected.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By airguy
I'll admit to being in that club as well, though...

I'll admit to being in that club as well, though not because of a pitot tube cover.

I was removing my MGL mini-EFIS and replacing it with a Garmin G5, and was right in the middle of all the work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By airguy
I'm running the Saber 2.25" extension and...

I'm running the Saber 2.25" extension and Whirlwind 200RV prop on my IO360 with Sam James cowl. Whirlwind advised that they knew of no RPM restrictions but thought that keeping standard 2100-2300...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By airguy
No, you were bang-on, I'm doing the full install...

No, you were bang-on, I'm doing the full install - but I've had the fuel pump removed (running dual electrics) for almost 600 hours now. That part was addressed long ago. My question was focused on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,992
Posted By airguy
It's not yet an aircraft at that point (prior to...

It's not yet an aircraft at that point (prior to receiving the Airworthiness Certificate) so anyone can do the initial inspection. It's only AFTER the airworthiness certificate has been granted that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By airguy
When my fuse kit showed up and I was the only one...

When my fuse kit showed up and I was the only one at home, I looked at the driver and pointed at the garage and said "20 bucks and a cold beer for a minutes work..." He just laughed, and started...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By airguy
Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By airguy
Accessory gear question

For the engine gurus here - on an IO360B1B, can I remove the left mag WITHOUT opening the accessory case to remove the drive gear, coupler, bearing etc? I'm installing the SDS system with full...
Forum: Autopilots 01-27-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By airguy
It's normally open, and momentary ground to...

It's normally open, and momentary ground to airframe to trigger the disconnect. If you have multiple disconnect switches connect them in parallel, so that any one of them can trigger the disconnect.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By airguy
I had set the hook on a new-to-the-RV-world...

I had set the hook on a new-to-the-RV-world recruit last month with a ride down to Houston for lunch with the D.W. Hooks crowd, and this weekend I gave him another ride down to Houston (La Porte this...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-23-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 145,113
Posted By airguy
Really? Didn't work that way for the 3/4, or the...

Really? Didn't work that way for the 3/4, or the 6/8, or the 7/9/14...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,943
Posted By airguy
I keep thinking about this, over and over in my...

I keep thinking about this, over and over in my head. I use my 9A on a lot of long cross-country trips at high altitude, and I'm thinking about 915is in place of the IO360 in that case. It would...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-21-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,943
Posted By airguy
That can be done today by any EAB builder, no...

That can be done today by any EAB builder, no need for a new model with it. If they are going to introduce a new model, methinks it will have more changes than just a different engine on an existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By airguy
I believe the 430 series has multiple power...

I believe the 430 series has multiple power inputs for separate use of the GPS and NAV sides of the unit independently just for this reason. Now, if you tie all those power inputs to just ONE switch...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By airguy
"If wishes was fishes"....

"If wishes was fishes"....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By airguy
I put a G5 in my panel for a completely...

I put a G5 in my panel for a completely independent backup. Since you're running a 430W as well, you can add a GAD-29 and even fly an approach through the G5.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By airguy
Some (many? most?) of the vendors get tired and...

Some (many? most?) of the vendors get tired and short-tempered later in the week - but the party atmosphere rolls on regardless.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By airguy
Weather was great! I logged .5 of actual on my...

Weather was great! I logged .5 of actual on my way to the RNAV 17 approach, and broke out at about 800'. Quit making excuses and start making approaches! :cool:
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By airguy
Change of plans, I'll be there after all, IFR...

Change of plans, I'll be there after all, IFR weather or no.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By airguy
Not gonna make this one, my little boy has a...

Not gonna make this one, my little boy has a basketball game that I need to go to. Maybe next time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,663
Posted By airguy
Send me a PM with an email address and I'll...

Send me a PM with an email address and I'll forward you my copy of the drawings. They are designed for a RV-8 so you may have to modify a few of the dimensions to fit a different wing.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,717
Posted By airguy
I got mine a few weeks ago and I'm chomping at...

I got mine a few weeks ago and I'm chomping at the bit to install it. I've got quite a bit of flying planned for the next couple weeks, and then I'm going to take my plane down for annual and start...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,725
Posted By airguy
I modified my wing tanks to be full-span on the...

I modified my wing tanks to be full-span on the leading edge forward of the spar with two tanks each side, total of 67 gallons, a-la "Tuckey Tanks". I use them in a partial-to-full state perhaps 12...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By airguy
Dynon does not treat the forums as a tech-help...

Dynon does not treat the forums as a tech-help area, they are not routinely monitored by Dynon personnel. They should, in my opinion, but they do not.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By airguy
Certainly - I was addressing the failure mode of...

Certainly - I was addressing the failure mode of my EarthX battery BMS taking a dump and dropping my battery off the bus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,918
Posted By airguy
And the more evidence you can bring to that...

And the more evidence you can bring to that interview, the better. I showed up with two armloads of binders full of parts receipts, drawings, 5 binders of builders log with more than 2000 pictures...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By airguy
Couple comments here... Absolutely correct, I...

Couple comments here...



Absolutely correct, I have the same B&C 410 for my backup (also electrically dependent on my airplane) and it will put out well over the advertised 20-amp rating. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By airguy
Yes, they are the same.

Yes, they are the same.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,556
Posted By airguy
That was.... kinda ... the point. Yeah,...

That was.... kinda ... the point.

Yeah, nevermind... :rolleyes:
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