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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,751
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I would say that 50mph is more than "a little...

I would say that 50mph is more than "a little faster". 100 lbs vs 75 for baggage is also not insignificant. Not sure about comparing operating costs as I have never owned a Rotax but the costs for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am at Zephyrhills and would be happy to meet up...

I am at Zephyrhills and would be happy to meet up sometime.

Chris
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
FS: Ipad Pro 10.5", Ram mount, all accessories

I recently upgraded to the newest model, so I am selling my iPad Pro 10.5". It is the Wi-Fi only model, 256GB, and is in like-new condition. These are currently selling new for $800. I am asking...
Forum: ADS-B 01-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yep, the GPS antenna is inside, basically sitting...

Yep, the GPS antenna is inside, basically sitting on the area above the panel, facing the sky and under the canopy. I have two of them there, and they have worked flawlessly.

Your shark-fin antenna...
Forum: ADS-B 01-23-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I donít currently have pics, but the install was...

I donít currently have pics, but the install was simple. I mounted the unit (gps and adsb) on the sub panel where it was easy to wire in to the EFIS. The WAAS antenna is included and is a small puck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Correct, I should have asked if it looks like the...

Correct, I should have asked if it looks like the builder ADDED a storage area behind the bulkhead. It is for sure too far back to put anything besides the lightest stuff.

Chris
Forum: COMM 01-16-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,155
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I plan on it, and will let you know when I find...

I plan on it, and will let you know when I find somebody shipping them and pull the trigger.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The baggage area on the 9 is at 122Ē aft. 144Ē is...

The baggage area on the 9 is at 122Ē aft. 144Ē is even further back, and would seem to imply that the builder added an extra storage area. Is there a compartment behind the baggage bulkhead?

Chris
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-15-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
They don't show it in the exploded view, I guess...

They don't show it in the exploded view, I guess it would be hidden inside the bellcrank anyways, but it is called out along with the bolt specs, and also in Note 1, just to the upper right of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-15-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yep, there should be a brass bushing, that per...

Yep, there should be a brass bushing, that per the plans (note 1) "must be 1/64 - 1/32 longer than the steel bellcrank tube. Shorten brass bushing or steel tube as required."

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That’s pretty much exactly the setup I bought...

That’s pretty much exactly the setup I bought from a fellow VAFer also doing an upgrade. 150hp with sensenich prop. 750 smoh but 0 since new cylinders. I paid $14kish I believe. Mine did not include...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Problems with the ACS model seem to be related...

Problems with the ACS model seem to be related to tailwheel use. I have had no issues with mine coming off, but I use it for steering the nose wheel while pushing or pulling on the prop. Iím sure...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This is the one I use, probably similar to what...

This is the one I use, probably similar to what you had.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/rvaseries13-18476.php?clickkey=64870

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I would guess that the sentimental value and...

I would guess that the sentimental value and enjoyment factor accounts for the difference, which the insurance company doesn't care about. I have my RV insured for what I think it would cost to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,784
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That's why I always tell interested people to...

That's why I always tell interested people to stop dreaming and just get started. I was fortunate to finish before getting married and hopefully starting a family. I will have more than enough...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-11-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,521
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If I could do it again, I would do Horizon Hxr...

If I could do it again, I would do Horizon Hxr instead of the Sport SX, with a GPS400W. By the time you add the arinc adapter needed for the sport, the costs are close, plus you get much more IFR...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-11-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,521
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I've researched just about every single...

I've researched just about every single possibility, but no matter what I can't find much of a better solution than a used GPS400W. One box, one antenna, will link with the Sport SX (but you will...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 12-10-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,648
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I guess it depends on whether you are worried...

I guess it depends on whether you are worried about vertical or horizontal speed. I would be less concerned about being able to flare than about hitting anything in front of me at the lowest possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,449
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Unless I am missing something, you still have...

Unless I am missing something, you still have options.

According to the FAA and AOPA, your flight review does NOT have to be in an LSA, assuming you hold a private certificate. Quote:

"Do I need...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,087
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Just require that they don't use anonymous...

Just require that they don't use anonymous mode?

Realistically, I don't think it's an immediate solution, but it does seem that a system could be developed to harness the potential of ads-b in this...
Forum: GPS 11-14-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
SafeFly GPS lateral offset error

Was looking around tonight at my ForeFlight track logs and noticed something odd. Ever since I installed an echouat unit with the GRT SafeFly 2020 GPS, all my track logs have been offset about 100’...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-13-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Be prepared to drive... I drive over an hour,...

Be prepared to drive... I drive over an hour, past 3 airports I canít afford, to hangar my plane for a somewhat reasonable $270 a month. And even if I did want to pay $500-600 for a hangar the...
Forum: Northeast 11-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Nah, they're just concerned the TW pilot's ego...

Nah, they're just concerned the TW pilot's ego may throw off the W&B too much :D

Chris
Forum: Southeast 10-20-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Have been several times and gotten good service...

Have been several times and gotten good service from Epps. Didnít feel like I was a waste of their time. PDK also has self serve fuel.

Chris
Forum: GPS 10-07-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The safefly gps unit is external and just...

The safefly gps unit is external and just connects to a serial port. Why would you need to send in the ahars? I ask because I have the safefly wired to my Sport SX, which I am about to upgrade to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If youíre not committed to the MGL you could go...

If youíre not committed to the MGL you could go to a GRT Horizon HXr with their echoUAT and safefly gps. This will allow RNAV approaches, which is more future proof than VOR anyways. GRT says this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had mine wired that way to my GTR200 until...

I had mine wired that way to my GTR200 until adding ads-b and needing the serial port on my Sport. I had never used it and didn't miss it. I am now upgrading to an HXr and will have it wired again,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,542
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My money would be on fuel delivery issue. New...

My money would be on fuel delivery issue. New enough plane that maybe some construction debris has made its way into the fuel system? Carb should still be in good shape, as should the ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
There is not one "official" blank POH, but VAF...

There is not one "official" blank POH, but VAF has a bunch of examples

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm


Chris
Forum: ADS-B 09-13-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
How do you have the unit wired to your EFIS, and...

How do you have the unit wired to your EFIS, and are you using the gps/serial port combiner as well? The abds-b weather input will be on it's own serial port I believe, so you will need to make sure...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Especially with your less common prop, there is...

Especially with your less common prop, there is only way to know for your specific setup, which is to do some testing. I have seen a very wide range of reported glide speeds for 9's. Ratios may be...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Have been flying with mine for several months and...

Have been flying with mine for several months and am very pleased. I do occasionally note the dropped targets, however I am confident they will resolve the issue. I also fly in such a congested area...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I built a closed-loop fish pump system while my...

I built a closed-loop fish pump system while my used engine sat before first flight (a total of about 10 months). I also used dessicant plugs. I actually nerded out and built an arduino system that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,132
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My problem was instantly solved by a new pump,...

My problem was instantly solved by a new pump, and I believe others' have been as well. I do not run mogas, and have never had vapor lock issues. In my case, the high fuel pressure may have also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,132
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Myself and several others have had the same...

Myself and several others have had the same problem, caused by a failing mechanical fuel pump. Don't ask me how. But if you confirm the gauge's reading, I don't see much besides a bad pump that would...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,940
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Bought a used GRT EIS4000 on this site with all...

Bought a used GRT EIS4000 on this site with all sensors, for $500. Deals are out there.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 08-05-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have exactly the same issue. Frequently get...

I have exactly the same issue. Frequently get tracked, albeit spotty, around here in central FL, but this weekend flew to North Georgia and back at 10000' and didn't show up at all except a brief...
Forum: Autopilots 08-05-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
GRT A/P roll servo water intrusion

Hey guys -

My normally hangared 9A sat outside Friday night when some heavy rain came through. On climbout Saturday morning, I flipped on the autopilot and got some wonky error messages, mainly...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,087
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The value of adsb here lies not in separation,...

The value of adsb here lies not in separation, but in fairly sequencing things so that people CAN'T cut the line. It's a trivial matter to design a system that enters your tail number into a queue as...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,087
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
As adsb becomes more common, it seems that if the...

As adsb becomes more common, it seems that if the FAA cared to, they could use it to make things much better, or at least stop rewarding the bad behavior. An automated system could register your N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
PM sent Chris

PM sent

Chris
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am searching my archives for a good picture,...

I am searching my archives for a good picture, but what I ended up doing was using a large adel clamp on a standoff on the FAB that holds the SCAT tubing away from the throttle cable and exhaust. It...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Happened to me, and also caused carb to overflow,...

Happened to me, and also caused carb to overflow, creating a dangerous situation. Installed a new pump and also rebuilt the carb and all is perfect again.

Chris
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Gotta be a defect. The grip length (distance...

Gotta be a defect. The grip length (distance from bottom of bolt head to beginning of threads) should be 3 11/16" for AN6-42 if I am reading my chart right. I'll bet yours measures longer. I think...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,426
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Never had an issue with any of the dogs at my...

Never had an issue with any of the dogs at my field and they help contribute to the friendly atmosphere that I enjoy.

I get that they could pose a perceived risk that we want to mitigate. But that...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,377
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Any updates on this? Every once in a while on a...

Any updates on this? Every once in a while on a local flight in FL I will get picked up sporadically. This weekend however I flew from FL to NC and back without ever being picked up by flightaware...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Made it all the way from TPA to 40 miles shy of...

Made it all the way from TPA to 40 miles shy of our destination in Raleigh yesterday, before being completely stopped by a line of pink on the radar, and fuel approaching my minimums after numerous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
New FAA training rules

It looks like some nice changes may be coming to the rules - most specifically (for me, anyways) allowing time in Technically Advanced Aircraft (which many of our RV's may qualify as) to count...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-12-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Apparently Mercury marine just agreed to lease...

Apparently Mercury marine just agreed to lease that site again, so if they are still as secretive as they had been, it probably won't be open. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from...

I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from GRT today. Installation was straightforward and took about 4 hours, counting a trip to Lowes to buy some 8-32 flush head screws for mounting. That...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just upgraded to echoUAT and took out my...

I just upgraded to echoUAT and took out my Stratux box and Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS. How about you pay shipping and I send them to you?

Chris
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My wife and I did a similar anniversary trip to...

My wife and I did a similar anniversary trip to Charleston, and chose LRO. We got an Uber, which was an easy trip and had the benefit of getting local insight from the the friendly driver on the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Glad you found it! My unit with the GRT GPS is...

Glad you found it! My unit with the GRT GPS is coming this week and I hope to have it installed and tested out by this weekend. I have a Sport SX and GTX 327.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Any chance you have older software? That feature...

Any chance you have older software? That feature was added in version 6.01 in July of 2017.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I believe you set it to EchoUAT/TMAP. ...

I believe you set it to EchoUAT/TMAP.

http://uavionix.com/downloads/echo-uat/echoUAT-User-and-Installation-Guide.pdf

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Maybe because your ground speed is too slow?...

Maybe because your ground speed is too slow?

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Is your transponder in standby mode? If so I...

Is your transponder in standby mode? If so I don't believe you will see anything on the monitor until you are in the air and it switches to ALT mode and starts transmitting data, otherwise there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,343
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A setup like this...

A setup like this https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/frontpage/products/nflightcam-cockpit-kit-for-hero5-black is all you need and more. The patch cable goes between your headset audio plug and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,343
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Many GoPros do have capability to input audio...

Many GoPros do have capability to input audio with an adapter. Which model do you have? The newer ones, with USB-C ports can use this one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It is part #1. One end of it is restricted, and...

It is part #1. One end of it is restricted, and you just drill out that small section. I have done it twice, in two small increments, to get to where I felt happy. First time under the direction...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Here is a complete solution...

Here is a complete solution https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/frontpage/products/nflightcam-cockpit-kit-for-hero5-black

You can also buy just the audio cable and adapter to plug it into the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,088
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Seconded. I run 45 all around with absolutely no...

Seconded. I run 45 all around with absolutely no issues.

Chris
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