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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By crabandy
I did not test this, itís on my list next time I...

I did not test this, itís on my list next time I have the cowl off.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By crabandy
Try it out, next oil change during the leak...

Try it out, next oil change during the leak check/engine run unhook the - battery terminal and see what happens. It was/is very spooky for me working near the spinning prop, but a couple practice...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,298
Posted By crabandy
Monument Valley was/is one of my favorite flying...

Monument Valley was/is one of my favorite flying experiences ever, I canít wait to do it again!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-03-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
So my 20 hours of flight time playing with timing...

So my 20 hours of flight time playing with timing using 23-25 BTDC for normal flight ops gave me consistenly lower CHT's on climbout, but inconclusive results overall with advance at lower manifold...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By crabandy
Huge Congats on qualifying, I couldnít make it...

Huge Congats on qualifying, I couldnít make it even in the 80+ yr old times.
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By crabandy
Iíve only had the deep dish twice, must have more!

Iíve only had the deep dish twice, must have more!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-06-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Sweet! Explore by ground if you can, on of these...

Sweet!
Explore by ground if you can, on of these times Iím going to use that campground!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-06-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Steve, I can't wait to try the fairings out!...

Steve, I can't wait to try the fairings out! Sounds like you picked a good game to see live, great tailwind for the way home too!

Kurt, I'll be in touch either way as both are great options!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Pete, you shouldíve seen him run into the...

Thanks Pete, you shouldíve seen him run into the hangar and back to the airplane with the towbar........then He proceeded to melt down shortly after due to ďno nap syndrome.Ē
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By crabandy
Likewise, my chocks are safely in the hangar.

Likewise, my chocks are safely in the hangar.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Sorry to have missed you guys, and hope you're...

Sorry to have missed you guys, and hope you're feeling better soon. Here's to many more opportunities to connect throughout the US and beyond whenever we can!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By crabandy
RV'ing for a gone west EAA'er

Thank goodness for the low ceilings/temps on Saturday, I could make the re-scheduled due to weather memorial fly-over for Ralph Bond (Gone West EAA'er) on Sunday afternoon. It's been months since...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Sweet! Looking forward to it

Sweet! Looking forward to it
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-24-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Steve, upper 50's-60's next...

Thanks Steve, upper 50's-60's next week......Kansas Wx. Feel free to swing by especially if you need beta testers for those fairings!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-22-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
We spent a day visiting a cemetery some relatives...

We spent a day visiting a cemetery some relatives were buried in and hiking close to other possible home sites. Lots of graves with no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-22-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
My dad leaning on a rock corral on the site of...

My dad leaning on a rock corral on the site of the old cabin.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Arizona-18u/i-6bPMbgw/0/68dfdd43/L/IMG_8487-L.jpg

Most of the group that made the hike in front of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-22-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
This pic has been floating around our family...

This pic has been floating around our family memory box as long as I can remember, My Great Grandpa Dove-Great Uncle Ivy-Great Great Grandpa James standing behind one of their...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Thx Bob, Iíve been playing around with the polish...

Thx Bob, Iíve been playing around with the polish thing. Iíve only done the initial compounding on the top surface, underneath is next. For now It lets me polish a little and then fly, gives me a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
You'll have to also check out Pleasant Valley...

You'll have to also check out Pleasant Valley 24AZ.....

http://azpilots.org/images/attachments/PleasantValleyInfoPamphlet.pdf

Local pilots said the runway was in great shape, well graded and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Shortly after gathering at the reunion spot, my...

Shortly after gathering at the reunion spot, my uncle received a call that his wife was in an accident and in the hospital. I grabbed my uncle and headed for the airplane and we made an impromptu...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
We joined up with several aunts and hiked Tonto...

We joined up with several aunts and hiked Tonto Natural Bridge Friday afternoon. The Pine Creek trail which followed the creek bottom and underneath the natural bridge was a challenge to say least....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By crabandy
Arizona Family History Trip

On a previous trip to AZ, we left our contact info at an Old cabin/homestead in the Arizona Mountains. Long story short my Great Uncle Ivy's side of the family whom we've never met contacted us and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
I agree the LOP switch is the best way to get the...

I agree the LOP switch is the best way to get the most out of ROP and LOP and the software flash is in my future. Meanwhile Iíve got a X/C trip this weekend which should give me lots of opportunity...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
Interesting. Climb is with mixture parked on...

Interesting.

Climb is with mixture parked on full rich, or leaning to maintain best power through the climb? What was climb RPM?
90 KIAS, leanest cylinder was leaned to 100ish ROP and climb RPM...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-14-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By crabandy
So Cool to see you and Roy at PJ again!

So Cool to see you and Roy at PJ again!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-13-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
I fired up the programmer and found out that I do...

I fired up the programmer and found out that I do have the EM-5 with an older software version, with the current software I can have the LOP functionality....
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
Hooking up the EarthX fault wire couldn't have...

Hooking up the EarthX fault wire couldn't have been easier thanks to their excellent manual. 1 wire to a discreet input into the G3X, I temporarily grounded the wire to test the annunciation as it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
Hi Kathy, I believe I just spoke to you on the...

Hi Kathy, I believe I just spoke to you on the phone about chargers for my EarthX. Thanks for answering all my questions!
I understand the battery is designed to provide power as rated after an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Marvin, Iíve done my previous test at...

Thanks Marvin, Iíve done my previous test at pressure alt as well using 29.92. In my ďmindĒ seems easier for airspeed to pre-calculate Density Alt and and fly all test at the same DA, but PA it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
Yes, Overvoltage protection via PlanePower Alt...

Yes, Overvoltage protection via PlanePower Alt and B&C SD8/crowbar module. I also reset the voltage parameters/alerts in th G3X as suggested in the EarthX manual. I’ve hooked up the fault wire to a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
The bendable retention flange wasn't so bendable,...

The bendable retention flange wasn't so bendable, I ended up using a couple small angles on the side of the box and little tabs as hold downs. After lots of holes it weighed 6.9 oz , I'm curious if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-11-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Dan and Michael for the responses!...

Thanks Dan and Michael for the responses!

Michael, I woukd love a look at your test cards.

I’m guessing I have the older boards with the older software with only 250 RPM adjustability, I’ll...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-09-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By crabandy
Custom Timing Curve for Legacy EFII Ignition

I have a "Legacy" EFII Dual Ignition only (no injection) on my Parallel valve standard 8.5 compression O-360 with a fixed pitch Catto Prop. I've flown almost 300 hours behind the canned ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,368
Posted By crabandy
Thanks for everyoneís kind words!

Thanks for everyoneís kind words!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-06-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
I used 2X4's along with a scrap chunk of 2X4 and...

I used 2X4's along with a scrap chunk of 2X4 and a hammer to bend the smaller lower flanges, I pre-plan the bending as much as possible but on multiple bends you usually have to compromise....
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-06-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
It's been a while.... AnyWho, I've got a litter...

It's been a while....
AnyWho, I've got a litter of older Odyssey PC680's littering my hangar shelves. Seems after 1 year they fail to start the airplane, take a correct charge etc. I've put in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,368
Posted By crabandy
Long overdue Update

I've wanted to add a short update on our PennyPie for some time now, but I'm still trying to nail down a new photo hosting source. Short story is she is doing GREAT and better than ever expected by...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-05-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,802
Posted By crabandy
Pic test after Photobucket went...

Pic test after Photobucket went rogue..

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-dmNDVPd
Forum: Formation Flying 02-03-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By crabandy
Yahoo!!!!!!

Yahoo!!!!!!
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,594
Posted By crabandy
I generally use a tallboy aluminum can cut with a...

I generally use a tallboy aluminum can cut with a utility knife to crinkle under the filter, I used to also wedge a diaper under the can but with a little time and care the can alone works perfectly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,561
Posted By crabandy
AllRight Bill!!

AllRight Bill!!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,005
Posted By crabandy
Sorry to hear this Pete, Iím sure Scoutís best...

Sorry to hear this Pete, Iím sure Scoutís best years were with your family.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By crabandy
Great idea, I may shamelessly steal this so my...

Great idea, I may shamelessly steal this so my kiddos can reach the rudder pedals!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By crabandy
Too cool guys!

Too cool guys!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By crabandy
Cool! That wasn't at Council Grove was it?

Cool! That wasn't at Council Grove was it?
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,269
Posted By crabandy
I've never considered it in my 7 but this thread...

I've never considered it in my 7 but this thread is motivating some solo trip day dreams!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-22-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,025
Posted By crabandy
Ross, You mentioned a "canned" timing curve, what...

Ross,
You mentioned a "canned" timing curve, what would this canned curve be for a O-360 with standard 8.5 compression?
What benefits/detriments would this canned curve have for ROP high power, LOP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,356
Posted By crabandy
Best thing I've heard all day, Merry Christmas!

Best thing I've heard all day, Merry Christmas!
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By crabandy
I trimmed most pieces, but it's been too long to...

I trimmed most pieces, but it's been too long to remember exactly what. I've removed that piece multiple times since though, and the above paraphrasing is my best at describing it. As I recall you...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By crabandy
Hard to describe but......start the baffling...

Hard to describe but......start the baffling piece at a 45* angle both horizontally and vertically from how the rear baffle will sit on the the engine (slide the baffling in from the top of the...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By crabandy
I have serious doubts about air pressure being...

I have serious doubts about air pressure being able to bend that metal lip. What's the closest thing the air filter retaining frame can hit? What's the clearance between the air filter retaining...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,025
Posted By crabandy
Long Extension cord, blanket for cowling (and...

Long Extension cord, blanket for cowling (and survival) and a paint removing heat gun.
Forum: Midwest 11-24-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By crabandy
Wow Pete, Very Special flight indeed!

Wow Pete, Very Special flight indeed!
Forum: Midwest 11-10-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By crabandy
Katie, Welcome to the neighborhood, I'll keep my...

Katie,
Welcome to the neighborhood, I'll keep my ears open for hangar space.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,053
Posted By crabandy
Toolbuilder nails it pretty well, we rationalize...

Toolbuilder nails it pretty well, we rationalize ourself into a situation.

So there I was, several years of instrument currency and even flirting with proficiency every now and again. Weather triple...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,514
Posted By crabandy
Vlad, I bring my pre-heat with me so I'm not...

Vlad,
I bring my pre-heat with me so I'm not relying services/people that may not be available, plus it's usually FREE!
For preheat while traveling I toss in a paint-removing heat gun ($20-$30, same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By crabandy
Great job Mikey!

Great job Mikey!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,704
Posted By crabandy
Mya's still smiling about her prize winning haul...

Mya's still smiling about her prize winning haul last year! Planning on PJ for sure, not sure which kiddo will accompany me this year. I'm looking forward to when I can bring the wife!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 114,328
Posted By crabandy
Thank you Scott for your VAF Novels posted, not...

Thank you Scott for your VAF Novels posted, not only the inspiration to fly your RV like many dream too but also your talent in writing. Your honest ups and downs of small airports is all too real, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By crabandy
I have a similar engine/accessory case and ended...

I have a similar engine/accessory case and ended up using dual EFII, Most of the EI's have a crank trigger option.
Ask Robert at EFII about his handy little cover plate with a dowl and O-ring that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,127
Posted By crabandy
Serious Congrats!! I remember hitting some...

Serious Congrats!!

I remember hitting some decent turbulence with my wife when she was 7ish months pregnant with our first and started having contractions but I was in a C150 and going nowhere fast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By crabandy
I-Red, I like your perspective! I'm in a...

I-Red, I like your perspective!

I'm in a similar situation myself and am always trying to convince the wife she needs to get more air time!
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