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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Raymo
Mine is connected to the NAV light switch and...

Mine is connected to the NAV light switch and runs full speed when the lights are on. I also have a dimmer for interior and panel lights and am considering hooking to it to have speed control. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Raymo
The one I found at ACS works well too (once...

The one I found at ACS works well too (once properly adjusted).

IDEAL COAX STRIPPER...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Raymo
2 1/8 hole saw inside a 2 1/4 hole saw.

2 1/8 hole saw inside a 2 1/4 hole saw.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Raymo
I haven't used the Garmin AP button panel but the...

I haven't used the Garmin AP button panel but the Dynon panel works great. Very glad I installed, which also provides auto-trim when engaged. Also negates the need for trim relays.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-13-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Raymo
I've seen his activity on the VAF FB page but not...

I've seen his activity on the VAF FB page but not in the past week or so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Raymo
Your image links point to their location on your...

Your image links point to their location on your hard drive. You'll have to upload them to a website like IMGUR.com (free and easy) and link them from there. Lots of other services out there,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Raymo
This stuff from ACS...

This stuff from ACS (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/grommetedging.php?clickkey=4582) works well.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/5/05-00673b.jpg
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By Raymo
I used the Spring-FastŪ Composite Grommet Edging...

I used the Spring-FastŪ Composite Grommet Edging (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/grommetedging.php?clickkey=4582) grommet from ACS.

Not easy to install but works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,009
Posted By Raymo
I believe it is an aluminum bar. Another...

I believe it is an aluminum bar.

Another question for the OP:

Do you have a fuel pump and filter in front of your fuel selector valve? The pictures on the AS site do not show one and it appears to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Raymo
According to the ACS site, the 4373 is L/H w/...

According to the ACS site, the 4373 is L/H w/ impulse, so you would need an adapter to use it. I believe you want the 4370.

I'll be pulling one off my engine soon to be replaced with a second P-Mag.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Raymo
If you measure the distance required, you can use...

If you measure the distance required, you can use the type that have a screw-on connection.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/a800.php?recfer=13954
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By Raymo
That's about what I picked up so it's not a pipe...

That's about what I picked up so it's not a pipe dream. You'll also run quite a bit cooler CHTs, thanks to faster speeds.

To keep with the thread topic. I generally run my -7A

8500-11500
160...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Raymo
Mine are not for sale but, if I recall, Abby at...

Mine are not for sale but, if I recall, Abby at FlightLine Interiors had a slightly better price than ACS, when I purchased.
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Raymo
Keep in mind that you will only see the N number...

Keep in mind that you will only see the N number when the aircraft has ADS-B out. Also, some 978/UAT out boxes allow anonymous mode. I've seen aircraft with 1200 where the N number is usually...
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Raymo
Below is a photo of my glare shield install. They...

Below is a photo of my glare shield install. They are currently covered with some black felt material to avoid a reflection on the windshield. I plan to pull the gray material and paint it all a dark...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-30-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Raymo
Not in my setup, with AFP pump and filter. Also,...

Not in my setup, with AFP pump and filter. Also, it would impede my ability to stretch my legs to the middle on long XC flights.

That said, job well done!
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Raymo
I have two Dynon WAAS antennas on my glareshield...

I have two Dynon WAAS antennas on my glareshield (one ADSB-2020 and one GPS-250). IF you opt to put them there, paint them black or mount with some kind of dark cover to avoid reflection/glare on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Raymo
I sent my Slicks to Maxwell's Magnetos in FL....

I sent my Slicks to Maxwell's Magnetos in FL. Great service.

Maxwell's Magnetos
120 Aviation Drive
Palm Coast, FL USA 32164

Contact: Wayne Jackson
Phone: (800) 255-5805
Forum: Propellers 10-30-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Raymo
Correct. I have the 20 lb plate but others have...

Correct. I have the 20 lb plate but others have installed 13-14 lb plates; none I have seen have a center hole.

My fwd bulkhead is mounted just under the Saber plate (if I recall). Tried to find a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Raymo
The pigeon toe design is correct. It helps pull...

The pigeon toe design is correct. It helps pull the sides of the canopy in when seated. If this is a -7, see details on drawing 41.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,889
Posted By Raymo
I see no issues with the skin rivets. The flange...

I see no issues with the skin rivets. The flange that pulled away is not a problem either but you could use a couple light taps with the bar on the flange between the rivets to push it back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By Raymo
This is great! I have a couple friends in their...

This is great! I have a couple friends in their 70s that really struggle getting out of my -7A. If I had a -7 and could not do this mod, they would eventually have to stay on the ground. NOT...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Raymo
You'll find that RG-142 is easier to fit the TNC...

You'll find that RG-142 is easier to fit the TNC pin on for crimping and, I believe, it works better for longer installations.

My Dynon/Trig XPNDR is installed on the right side sub-panel with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By Raymo
Thinking this through a bit... When flying, the...

Thinking this through a bit...

When flying, the HS is carrying some weight constantly. The airplane, when in aerobatic weight range, is capable of 6 Gs (6*75=450).

I know the 75 number is quite...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By Raymo
The cut has to be at the mid point so the rings...

The cut has to be at the mid point so the rings fit correctly and will be removable. Looks like you will have to build the low spot with fresh FG to make it work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Raymo
Yes, post build modification.

Yes, post build modification.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Raymo
Updated my post with a couple photos.

Updated my post with a couple photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Raymo
I cut the original Duckworks mounts to hold one...

I cut the original Duckworks mounts to hold one spot and one flood light (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJ94Q1K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) ($36 ea). Way brighter than the 55...
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Raymo
I too cut the Vans spinner to fit. Do as Mel says...

I too cut the Vans spinner to fit. Do as Mel says and protect the blades while trimming. It will take ALL day to get a nice...
Forum: GPS 10-25-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Raymo
Also mounted 2 GPS receivers on the glare shield....

Also mounted 2 GPS receivers on the glare shield. You'll want to paint them black or cover them with something to avoid a glare on the windshield.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Raymo
My setup using a single heat muff has no tube...

My setup using a single heat muff has no tube from the baffles and works just fine down to about 20F, which is more than adequate here in the south.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,710
Posted By Raymo
The Brady BMP21...

The Brady BMP21...
Forum: Propellers 10-24-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Raymo
Here is the information from my prop tag for my...

Here is the information from my prop tag for my -7A. Installation details are in my signature.

Cruise is 155-160KTAS at 9.5-11.5', 2500-2600 RPM, 7.5-8.2 GPH (higher alt = lower burn). Home field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By Raymo
Crossover is fine unless you plan to install a...

Crossover is fine unless you plan to install a fwd facing sump (e.g. cold air sump). The trombone system works great with the fwd facing FI.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By Raymo
A friend with an RV-8 installed some carbon fiber...

A friend with an RV-8 installed some carbon fiber flush tips (with a small bump out in the middle). This was done for speed / drag reduction but would, in theory, help with roll rate.

Tried to find...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Raymo
Haven't done the swap but the mounting is not the...

Haven't done the swap but the mounting is not the same (472 is much smaller) and the connectors are now on opposite sides vs the same side on the 470. You'll only be able to re-use one existing...
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By Raymo
Check out the Stratux project for ADS-B IN. Very...

Check out the Stratux project for ADS-B IN. Very inexpensive. Not 100% sure it works with the 795, though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Raymo
ACS option. SOLDERING SLEEVE 1/4" 11-07903...

ACS option.

SOLDERING SLEEVE 1/4" 11-07903 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/soldering-sleeves.php?recfer=4034)

I agree with Carl on the use of shrink wrap. Easy and less $$$. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Raymo
My new mechanical pump did the same when new...

My new mechanical pump did the same when new (Tempest). Just increase your max PSI alarm to 32 or 33 and, as you put hours on the pump, it will settle down to 27-28. Normal pressure is 25-30 PSI....
Forum: ADS-B 10-15-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By Raymo
Bahamas have no current requirement for ADS-B but...

Bahamas have no current requirement for ADS-B but if/when they do, it will be 1090.

I have seen aircraft with a tail number below the target as 1200, which I assume is their UAT out sending in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,833
Posted By Raymo
My data point. I was running 35 all around and...

My data point.

I was running 35 all around and tires were wearing well. Landed one day and the taxi back felt very odd. The front tire was flat; hole in the sidewalls of the tube and the tire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,307
Posted By Raymo
Doesn't appear they have... "Rebates are not...

Doesn't appear they have...

"Rebates are not available for aircraft already equipped or for which the FAA has paid or committed to upgrade."
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Raymo
Your experience is normal. The changes between...

Your experience is normal. The changes between pours is small but measurable and goes out many decimal places, which cannot be seen in the calibration screen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,393
Posted By Raymo
Servo brackets are pretty generic. Meaning, you...

Servo brackets are pretty generic. Meaning, you can install Dynon brackets and they'll likely work with Garmin or other brand servos (at least today).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Raymo
If less than 3 years old, it is under...

If less than 3 years old, it is under warranty.

There is a thread somewhere here where someone made a backup battery pack due to shipping costs overseas.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By Raymo
Simple...

I also have the Dynon adapter with the backup ADAHRS mounted on top.

https://i.imgur.com/MvTWwMjl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WoDNtSml.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/x9nH19rl.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By Raymo
You may have to move the rudder pedals forward on...

You may have to move the rudder pedals forward on the longerons and I also recommend the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod.

I just installed it in my -7A, along with a 4th row hinge as far back as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Raymo
Dynon mentioned this week on their forum that...

Dynon mentioned this week on their forum that they expect the compatibility issues to be corrected in version 15.4.

Not that they haven't been trying but Foreflight recently changed their side so I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Raymo
He doesn't have floats; the capacitance plates do...

He doesn't have floats; the capacitance plates do a great job of reading from empty to full but have the disadvantage of not being accurate when using or mixing alternative fuels (e.g. MOGAS).

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,003
Posted By Raymo
He has an article in KitPlanes magazine with...

He has an article in KitPlanes magazine with links to the drawings so you can grab them (free) and send off to have your own made with whatever material might work better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Raymo
Search and you'll find a bunch of threads on this...

Search and you'll find a bunch of threads on this topic. Other search engines work better than the built-in one using site specific lingo.

I have a 3 blade Catto. Why?
Answer1: My engine is an...
Forum: Southeast 09-27-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Raymo
I imagine you'll head to St. Simon or Jekyll but...

I imagine you'll head to St. Simon or Jekyll but KLHW has a loaner car (Crown Vic) and many restaurants within a few miles.
Forum: Southeast 09-27-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Raymo
I may be able to stop in on Sunday for a look-see...

I may be able to stop in on Sunday for a look-see but have commitments elsewhere, unfortunately. Sad since I'm only a 10 minute flight away at KLHW.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Raymo
My hangar mate recently replaced his RV-6 metal...

My hangar mate recently replaced his RV-6 metal leg fairings with Vans fiberglass. They fit well and did not need much fitment work.

After seeing the quality, I wish I had gone that route instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,634
Posted By Raymo
I can see an N number on my Dynon screen if the...

I can see an N number on my Dynon screen if the aircraft has ADS-B out.

This is a bit like the folks that refuse to use the correct air-to-air frequency and continue using 123.45 because that's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Raymo
I went with the cabin side controlled model...

I went with the cabin side controlled model (08-01311) to avoid another hole through the firewall. Works great with a bowden cable clamp...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,111
Posted By Raymo
Based on your rigging and flying information, it...

Based on your rigging and flying information, it sounds like you have some play in the ailerons that needs to be corrected. There should be zero play between the left and right movement.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By Raymo
Don't forget Harbor Freight for some not-often...

Don't forget Harbor Freight for some not-often used tools. However, as another once mentioned here, their wrench sizes (and some other tools) are more of a suggestion. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By Raymo
Installed 2 Dynon 1000T screens and wish I had a...

Installed 2 Dynon 1000T screens and wish I had a 3rd 7" for dedicated engine monitor.

If money were tight, as it often is, start with one but wire for dual screen. It isn't that much more wiring...
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Raymo
I do not yet have an IFR GPS. Still trying decide...

I do not yet have an IFR GPS. Still trying decide between Garmin and Avidyne, along with saving the cash to make a purchase. Still, seeing how a flight plan is entered via ForeFlight and flown by the...
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Raymo
A friend at 3J1, Ridgeland, SC has an AFS 5600 in...

A friend at 3J1, Ridgeland, SC has an AFS 5600 in his F1 Rocket.

Ed Wischmeyer at KSAV has G3X (I believe) in his -8 and -9.

I have the Legacy 1000T Dynon Touch in my -7A at KLHW, if you'd like to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,605
Posted By Raymo
High CHT in climb can be normal but it depends on...

High CHT in climb can be normal but it depends on your definition of high. The CHTs in the photo are what I would call high (>400). Within MFG limits but higher than I would accept in climb. Consider...
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