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Forum: Safety Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,666
Posted By vic syracuse
There are training courses being developed, and...

There are training courses being developed, and hopefully there will even be "wings" credit for participating. This is a huge change, and if anyone thinks they are just going to show up at OSH next...
Forum: Safety Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,666
Posted By vic syracuse
Someone made a comment regarding the mass...

Someone made a comment regarding the mass arrivals causing problems. BE careful with a broad brush.
Some of them are very experienced and fly a really good formation "pack" and actually land...
Forum: Safety Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,666
Posted By vic syracuse
Work is being done within the FAA to fix what...

Work is being done within the FAA to fix what precluded some of them from attending last year.
Forum: Safety Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,666
Posted By vic syracuse
The square hold as you mention it will not be a...

The square hold as you mention it will not be a "hold" per se. The intent is for the Conga line from Ripon to either land at OSH or Fond du Lac. While it might be possible for ATC to rapidly fix...
Forum: Safety Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,666
Posted By vic syracuse
I'd rather not argue with you, but the problem is...

I'd rather not argue with you, but the problem is not airspace, it is available concrete. Lots of new stuff is being implemented to help with the flow of aircraft after they arrive on the ground so...
Forum: Safety Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,666
Posted By vic syracuse
Fellow pilots, we spent A LOT of time on this....

Fellow pilots, we spent A LOT of time on this. Lots of calls and lots of face-time. While you may have not been contacted, the letters you submitted with ideas, and ideas posted on forums were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmm. Not certain what that means. The Airwolf...

Hmmm. Not certain what that means. The Airwolf adapter is installed in place of the oil filter on the back of the engine, and then the filter is remote mounted, usually on the firewall.
Works great....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By vic syracuse
We've all been hearing this question for a ong...

We've all been hearing this question for a ong time now (3-4 years?), and yet Rob and team keep putting out new features and new panels. You are most familiar with the operation of the AFS units. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By vic syracuse
Iíve had the same leaking lord mount on the RV-10...

Iíve had the same leaking lord mount on the RV-10 at about 900 hours. I replaced all of them. Not cheap.

Vic
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By vic syracuse
I've been balancing props for a few years now....

I've been balancing props for a few years now. One difference I notice is that there seems to be a lot less cracking of baffling and other metal parts on the airplanes that have their props...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By vic syracuse
I test flew an RV-10 that had the ignition...

I test flew an RV-10 that had the ignition advanced 45 degrees. Everything ran fine on the ground, with temps seemingly a little higher than normal for a new engine, but not show stopping.

On the...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By vic syracuse
Work with your DAR. I don't ask anyone to run the...

Work with your DAR. I don't ask anyone to run the engine on the ground for an hour. It should be run once to check for leaks at a low power setting, and then once at full power to check for proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By vic syracuse
With that kind of amps when you add power make...

With that kind of amps when you add power make sure the starter isn't still engaged.

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By vic syracuse
I really can't speak to the future (or I'd buy...

I really can't speak to the future (or I'd buy all of the winning numbers for that lottery right now!), but the fact that they work now is no gurantee that they will continue to work in the future....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By vic syracuse
I have done this conversion to many of my...

I have done this conversion to many of my customers' airplanes. It has been my experience that the B&C alternators are more reliable. They get the voltage regulator out of the hot alternator...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By vic syracuse
They ALL need to run in parallel. As mentioned,...

They ALL need to run in parallel. As mentioned, each of them needs a full +12v supply.

Vic
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By vic syracuse
Those are also internally regulated and typically...

Those are also internally regulated and typically this is the way the regulators fail.

My B&C LR3-B regulator failed in this same way this past week. After I verified it was the regulator and...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,985
Posted By vic syracuse
Baggage bulkhead access panel

There is an aft baggage bulkhead access panel that allows access to this area.

Vic
Forum: Texas (North) 10-22-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By vic syracuse
Are you sure you are just not seeing an optical...

Are you sure you are just not seeing an optical illusion caused by the paint striping?

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By vic syracuse
Question?

Pm Sent.
Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,304
Posted By vic syracuse
It is per each aircraft. Vic

It is per each aircraft.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By vic syracuse
SOLD Tempest UREM37BY

I have 14 like new Tempest UREM37BY plugs. They are 5 months old with 60 hours on them.

$25.85 at Spruce

$14.00 each plus shipping.

Vic
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,376
Posted By vic syracuse
What a horrible tragedy. There are no words. Just...

What a horrible tragedy. There are no words. Just prayers for friends and family.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,304
Posted By vic syracuse
I was disqualified in the Stearman as I had a...

I was disqualified in the Stearman as I had a Garmin 496 driving the Trig Mode S transponder for a few years. They told me since they already detected OUT from the aircraft, it was ineligible, even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By vic syracuse
As I mentioned in another thread, a lot is being...

As I mentioned in another thread, a lot is being discussed with the FAA on the next rewrite of the rules pertianing to Amateur-Built aircraft. But it is really all discussions at this time. The good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,572
Posted By vic syracuse
I've used Hotel Whiskey tanks in both of my 10's...

I've used Hotel Whiskey tanks in both of my 10's and the 7, and have installed them in other customer's airplanes as well. Be patient. I'm sure they will get back to you. It is a good product, tried...
Forum: Tools 10-08-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By vic syracuse
With the Dynavibe GX (around $4K), it calculates...

With the Dynavibe GX (around $4K), it calculates the weights and tells you where to put them. Usually done in 3 runs.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By vic syracuse
Not to put a damper on anything we all want and...

Not to put a damper on anything we all want and hope for, but this is not even close to reality yet. Some of us are involved in these discussions, and at best the FAA will begin to start on new rule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By vic syracuse
I see you are in Illinois. I am headed to the...

I see you are in Illinois. I am headed to the AOPA convention today in Carbondale. Come down if you get a chance and we can talk RV's.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By vic syracuse
Use Registration as a source

Make sure the data plate matches the information on your registration card, in the same format. Make (usually your name unless SLSA or you decide something else like a corporation, model (usually...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By vic syracuse
If this picture is of the One Week Wonder, they...

If this picture is of the One Week Wonder, they were not retreads. They were either Goodyear flight specials or Michelin Aviators. They did not come from Van's as part of the kit.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,972
Posted By vic syracuse
I forget which month it was published. If you...

I forget which month it was published. If you can't find in on the website archives send me your email.


Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,281
Posted By vic syracuse
It works fine. Have done many prop balances this...

It works fine. Have done many prop balances this way. As someone mentioned, do check to make sure the bottom cowling isn't rubbing the spinner. It shouldn't happen, but these are all individually...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By vic syracuse
Be careful with doing it this way. It might work...

Be careful with doing it this way. It might work most of the time, but DIRECT TO is to the center of the airport, while the localizer is lined up with the runway centerline. The best and correct way...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By vic syracuse
I have found that it starts better hot WITHOUT...

I have found that it starts better hot WITHOUT the boost pump being on. Throttle just a little bit open, and SLOWLY advance the mixture as it starts to fire. Hasn't let me down yet.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, you can make one. However, most of the...

Yes, you can make one. However, most of the Electronic ignition providers send one with the kits so you might contact one of them and see if you can just get it. Lightspeed and Electroair have them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By vic syracuse
Jerry is a super individual and we are all...

Jerry is a super individual and we are all rooting for him!

Vic
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By vic syracuse
Towing is in fact currently prohibited with...

Towing is in fact currently prohibited with Experimental/AB aircraft.

I tow my neighbor a lot in his L-19. As mentioned, that is a really sweet airplane for that function.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By vic syracuse
MOSAIC

OK, let me give some input here before this goes too far off track.

There has been a lot of behind the scenes work between EAA and the FAA on MOSAIC. I am honored to be a part of that process since...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By vic syracuse
With quite a few hours on this now, I see that...

With quite a few hours on this now, I see that the collision algorythm is a lot tighter on the Lynx than it is on Foreflight. I do get the traffic warning light and audio warning when a collision is...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By vic syracuse
Move the clips

I think you got bad advice on not moving the circlips. They are adjustable for a reason. I have over 1400 hours behind the 912's in Kitfoxes I built, and I usually changed the circlips between Summer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By vic syracuse
A momentary switch which it NO is needed. In...

A momentary switch which it NO is needed. In other words, activating the switch will close it to ground.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,016
Posted By vic syracuse
This is correct. Good advice here on SLOWING...

This is correct.

Good advice here on SLOWING down. Slow is your friend in the RV's and bumpy IMC. I avoid the bumpy stuff whenever I can, even in the RV-10. Slowing down makes for a much better ride...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,991
Posted By vic syracuse
I did not delete it, and won't. But it is flat...

I did not delete it, and won't. But it is flat out wrong that timing is additive to the 70 degrees that was mentioned in that post.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,991
Posted By vic syracuse
Our engines run well from around 0-45* of timing....

Our engines run well from around 0-45* of timing. Once you get past this you can detonate and run rough. Let's say the LS is giving you 45* of timing. Engine runs fine on mag alone at 25. Engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,991
Posted By vic syracuse
Check for intake leaks as well. Beleive it or...

Check for intake leaks as well. Beleive it or not, leaks can cause problems at higher power setting.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, sure do. :) Vic

Yes, sure do. :)

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By vic syracuse
I just installed one in my Stearman. Too early...

I just installed one in my Stearman. Too early for pireps yet. The screen is bright and it certainly presents lots of information, and the WIFI connects to Foreflight so traffic is displayed there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,689
Posted By vic syracuse
We're in. :) Vic & Carol

We're in. :)

Vic & Carol
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By vic syracuse
The riveting overall was horrible. It could have...

The riveting overall was horrible. It could have been used as an example of every type of mis-set rivet, over drilled holes, missed holes, etc.

We walked away from it, but about 2 months later I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, have someone who is qualified to look at it...

Yes, have someone who is qualified to look at it closely. I've inspected quite a few "prepunched" ones that were pretty bad, including one RV-10 that was basically scrap.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By vic syracuse
The red cubes seem to fail prematurely when they...

The red cubes seem to fail prematurely when they are exposed to heat. I've been seeing quite a few of them lately in the engine compartment without any heat shielding. If you have it located there,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,388
Posted By vic syracuse
Our Lycomings are all about splash lubrication as...

Our Lycomings are all about splash lubrication as well. 1000 or higher is a great idel speed, for lubrication & ignition.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,108
Posted By vic syracuse
Been filling my own since the 90's. Vic

Been filling my own since the 90's.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,910
Posted By vic syracuse
Joe was also the DAR and my Flight Advisor for...

Joe was also the DAR and my Flight Advisor for the One Week Wonder! :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,291
Posted By vic syracuse
Just landed a bit ago at home. Lots of storms to...

Just landed a bit ago at home. Lots of storms to circumvent today. Have to love the Southeast in the summer!

What an honor it was for me last night to make the first flight of the Airventure One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,303
Posted By vic syracuse
I canít say enough times that we have been...

I canít say enough times that we have been listening, observing, and discussing all of the issues this week. For those of you who think and write that the EAA doesnít care about ALL members, I assure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,303
Posted By vic syracuse
We hear you. We have been meeting on it and are...

We hear you. We have been meeting on it and are meeting again @ 6:45 again this am.
It is no easy fix, but very smart people are involved (NOT including myself in that part of the statement) and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,303
Posted By vic syracuse
Many of you may know that I am the Homebuilt...

Many of you may know that I am the Homebuilt council chairman, am on the BOD, and am on the EAA Safety Council, left by Charlie Precourt. I want to assure all of you that this topic has been front...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By vic syracuse
Silicon is dirt, which is different than the...

Silicon is dirt, which is different than the silicone you use on the oil filter..

Vic
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-22-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By vic syracuse
I know you said you triple checked the wiring....

I know you said you triple checked the wiring. Does that include the center conductor of the coax? Be sure the center conductor is seated properly inside the BNC connector to the full depth. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By vic syracuse
Contact Jan as mentioned. I just helped a...

Contact Jan as mentioned. I just helped a customer procure an 8 and Jan did the transition training in a 6 and then a flight in the ownerís 8. That was fine with the insurance company.

Vic
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