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Forum: GPS Today, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, very happy 😃 Impressive device, mineís...

yep, very happy 😃
Impressive device, mineís linked to my dual G5 panel and was the perfect option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By DeeCee 57
made a CF panel for a Jodel a few years ago. Used...

made a CF panel for a Jodel a few years ago. Used 6 ply in a mold. Very strong and nice result, albeit quite heavy in the end. So, considering the width of panel on the -4, a 4 ply layup should be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By DeeCee 57
Time and $$$$ to kill the beast :( The real...

Time and $$$$ to kill the beast :(
The real question is, will your wife like it more with that training wheel in the front? If not, that could get real expensive ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By DeeCee 57
Paul, my -6 had only round VFR dials when I...

Paul, my -6 had only round VFR dials when I bought her. I then fitted a single G5 in lieu of the altimeter and flew her this way for a year. Initially I was still „glancing“ at the steam ASI, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By DeeCee 57
Not sure what kinda help you looking for... just...

Not sure what kinda help you looking for... just did my panel, wrote all the text with spares (such as A-Z and 0-9, etc) in the desired font and size in a Word document which I then sent to the dry...
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,719
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thumbs up exactly my thoughts... +1 Ron

exactly my thoughts... +1 Ron
Forum: GPS 01-17-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By DeeCee 57
Partly correct, but the encoder needs an altitude...

Partly correct, but the encoder needs an altitude source such as a G3X, G5 or similar to work. Otherwise you are bound to use an external encoder such as the GAE or else.
I would imagine you will...
Forum: GPS 01-16-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By DeeCee 57
Had one installed on my previous aircraft which I...

Had one installed on my previous aircraft which I flew for more than 600hrs. Yes, it is obsolete according Garmin...

I wouldnít buy one which is not a W model. Still, I found the unit clear and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,013
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, since u are in the us, suggest you order...

well, since u are in the us, suggest you order one of those: https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1579167494-96-756&browse=videos&product=fd_plans

Good value indeed :)

:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,167
Posted By DeeCee 57
I own and fly a -6 with a -8 tail, so what is my...

I own and fly a -6 with a -8 tail, so what is my Vne? :eek: ;)

On a serious note, here an excerpt of my builder's manual, SECT15R3.DOC 08/13/01, page 15-21 of the late series -6:

Flutter testing of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,013
Posted By DeeCee 57
James, you’ll find the elevator stops depicted on...

James, you’ll find the elevator stops depicted on the top of sheet #34 of the plans.
- F-611E is a spacer
- F-612B is an angle
I would suggest checking if both are installed...

As for the picture,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By DeeCee 57
hoops, didn't realise you had to have a...

hoops, didn't realise you had to have a subscription to read the online article, sorry about that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By DeeCee 57
Living With RVs

Saw my first RV (a -4) at what was still just called Oshkosh or The Convention in 1986... whoaa, that was at the end of last century.

Now, just a few years later, I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Wilson's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 Scott Had the luck to fly a number of...

+1 Scott

Had the luck to fly a number of different aircraft during my life and career. Only one comes to mind in which full trim was ever required... the VariEze. Not only is the pitch overly...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 92,142
Posted By DeeCee 57
hi Paul the legibility of the G5 is very good,...

hi Paul

the legibility of the G5 is very good, albeit the display and the digits are small. It is a perfect replica of the PFD I had in the A320 series and presents all the data in a clear,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 92,142
Posted By DeeCee 57
http://www.aerofun.ch/images/dsc06367-780.jpg lat...

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/dsc06367-780.jpg

latest iteration of my panel. Loads of fun painting and working on a riveted (yes, non-removable), panel ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,053
Posted By DeeCee 57
Incomplete poll as it limits the Garmin brand to...

Incomplete poll as it limits the Garmin brand to the 3GX type... my ship sports dual Garmin G5s and a GNX375, so had to choose
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, all good answers above. Talking incidence,...

yep, all good answers above.

Talking incidence, also check the wings incidence, then the HS incidence. The relation between those 2 is important.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,340
Posted By DeeCee 57
that's the one I've been using for about 10 years...

that's the one I've been using for about 10 years on different aircraft... total cost ~ CHF/EUR/USD 80 (of which 30 for the cap).
Pump, hose, bucket, and silica gel (needs about 2 hours oven time at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,242
Posted By DeeCee 57
same here :)

same here :)
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By DeeCee 57
my speaker usually sits on the passenger seat......

my speaker usually sits on the passenger seat... :p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,242
Posted By DeeCee 57
re carb icing, never had any icing with my O-360...

re carb icing, never had any icing with my O-360 despite extensive use in conditions prone to produce. But never say never...

On the other hand the main advantage of switching to a fuel injection...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-04-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,013
Posted By DeeCee 57
funny thing, almost same here, though more like...

funny thing, almost same here, though more like 30 years ago... lived for 6 1/2 years in Langley then Slough... good memories of White Waltham: manually priming the Gypsy Major on the DHC-1 G-AOTY,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By DeeCee 57
Engine: why should it hurt the engine in some way...

Engine:
why should it hurt the engine in some way or another? Assuming it was properly broken-in, the mixture properly set and the speed is not behind the power curve, all should be fine. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By DeeCee 57
No -8, but just finished the same install on my...

No -8, but just finished the same install on my -6. OAT sensor in the right wing, access thru the aileron bellcrank panel. The magnetometer is installed according specific type recommendations, see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DeeCee 57
me too, me too :) In the meantime... Replaced a...

me too, me too :)

In the meantime... Replaced a cracked lens 2 months ago: drilled the holes way oversize, then countersunk both sides of them holes. Used thick double sided tape to hold both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeeCee 57
Wrong. My late series -6 sports a -8 tail, with...

Wrong.
My late series -6 sports a -8 tail, with counterbalance, as delivered from Vans...


Wrong, again.
I had pre-punched wings and tail components on my -6, as delivered from Vans...

Like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 JonJay. Payload is THE disadvantage of the...

+1 JonJay.

Payload is THE disadvantage of the -6, the rest being more academic than anything else.

Vne should not apply, unless you botch your aeros or forget to watch your speed clock in a steep...
Forum: RV-4 12-29-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By DeeCee 57
Same here. Try to prebend the skin, the closer...

Same here.
Try to prebend the skin, the closer the spacing the better, right and left skin at the same time. A deluxe way would be to fabricate tank rib form blocks outta wood and form the skins over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,367
Posted By DeeCee 57
just had a look at my data... YLL pulled factored...

just had a look at my data... YLL pulled factored 345.1kg @ 2570 static RPM, config see below.
Be sure your weight on strap is good enough ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,367
Posted By DeeCee 57
did ya measure the thrust? How much?

did ya measure the thrust? How much?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,390
Posted By DeeCee 57
Supertracks for sliders from Flyboy :)

Supertracks for sliders from Flyboy :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By DeeCee 57
off the IM: 6.4.1 Antenna Location The GPS...

off the IM:
6.4.1 Antenna Location
The GPS antenna should:
1. Be installed as near to level as possible with respect to the normal cruise flight attitude of the aircraft.
2. Be installed in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By DeeCee 57
on the ground...? Go and fly your serial home...

on the ground...?

Go and fly your serial home built, itís a proven design, will fly for sure, and breaking in an engine whilst flying is way better than on the ground ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,367
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hey Mickey, as far as I know LSGY has tie-down...

Hey Mickey, as far as I know LSGY has tie-down rings or cables on or next to the CUST concrete parking spot on the NE side of the apron.
Also you will most probably connect the measuring device to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,397
Posted By DeeCee 57
the ribs lightening brought 1.6kg on the balance...

the ribs lightening brought 1.6kg on the balance for me :)
(https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-LIBd7KXJZhC-BVw-9BjnALbl5jqrp3x pict #047)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,496
Posted By DeeCee 57
Leaning... the subject is almost as old as flying...

Leaning... the subject is almost as old as flying itself :)

Forget the 5000 ft, old wives tales. Lean to your heartís content if below 75% power. Could be at 2000ft...
For this either read your %...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,029
Posted By DeeCee 57
Guess it is a matter of design philosophy. How...

Guess it is a matter of design philosophy.
How does it work with a VHF/NAV, are a GMC and servos also required to display an FD with LOC/GS signals?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,029
Posted By DeeCee 57
mmmh, reading thru the G5 IM, I was a bit puzzled...

mmmh, reading thru the G5 IM, I was a bit puzzled (disappointed) about the autopilot requirement to get a flight director presentation...
Retired from the airlines, the aircraft I flew all had the FD...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By DeeCee 57
Steve, you are a hero (yes, you can tell your...

Steve, you are a hero (yes, you can tell your boss ;))!

Thanks for that super quick answer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By DeeCee 57
Question Davtron C307PS to Garmin GAD13 pins

stuck in the wiring...

The Davtron C307PS has 2 wires, white-blue striped being the negative and the white one positive.
On the GAD13 pin #5 is OAT probe out, and pin #4 OAT probe in... now which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,080
Posted By DeeCee 57
had an engine out experience a few years ago on a...

had an engine out experience a few years ago on a Falco equipped with a Lyco O-320 coupled to a Hartzell prop, pics here: http://www.aerofun.ch/falco-1.html
Conrod failure during climb out with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,287
Posted By DeeCee 57
lowering the P from 40 to 30psi killed the shimmy...

lowering the P from 40 to 30psi killed the shimmy on my -6 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,489
Posted By DeeCee 57
this thread should be titled "Great speeds in a...

this thread should be titled "Great speeds in a Tailwind"... mother Nature helping hand and it ain't really RV related, is it?
:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By DeeCee 57
had to plug a couple as well, used a quicker...

had to plug a couple as well, used a quicker method since I am a lazy ba...rd.
Stuck some tape on the holes inside of the fuse, and filled the holes outside with epoxy mixed with some thixotropic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By DeeCee 57
Mickey, made one myself... went to the nearest...

Mickey, made one myself... went to the nearest MMM, bought what they call Ceramic Heater, and designed/built a 2024T3 case around it.
A picture is on my website, see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,247
Posted By DeeCee 57
so you just assembled a factory built kit,...

so you just assembled a factory built kit, meaning one of thousands already happily flying. This also means it ain't no real experiment since the aerodynamics and the engine/prop are known...
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By DeeCee 57
on a previous aircraft noticed the Hartzell...

on a previous aircraft noticed the Hartzell governor arm had fractured whilst doing that very check...
Now on the MT I do 2 slight drop cycles and only once a day.
Forum: Safety 11-29-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,463
Posted By DeeCee 57
hey Walt, faith is the driver here, not some...

hey Walt, faith is the driver here, not some stupid number :D
Go for it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,645
Posted By DeeCee 57
Jetmart, have even less weight on my tail (...)...

Jetmart, have even less weight on my tail (...) 30kg = 66lbs, problem is also the :p rudder getting into the way... and my back :(

rv8ch, afraid of termites (:D), good reason I sold that Falco...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,645
Posted By DeeCee 57
I have a bad back which as as strange as it...

I have a bad back which as as strange as it sounds doesn't heal with age. Since Tailmate has gone awry, I decided to build a replacement whilst trying to minimise the amount of work...

Bought a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By DeeCee 57
forward rider seemed seated quite low prior to...

forward rider seemed seated quite low prior to that unfortunate ground loop...

One heck of color marriage :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By DeeCee 57
I remember using clear Lexan plastic type sheets...

I remember using clear Lexan plastic type sheets of the same thickness as the skin, using straps to maintain those in place on the ribs and spars, drilling the holes thru le sheet and then mark the...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,507
Posted By DeeCee 57
still relating to take-off roll distance only, I...

still relating to take-off roll distance only, I wonder... on a grass field yesterday, applied full throttle with one notch of flaps during the roll, stick neutral to keep the 3 points attitude, and...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,507
Posted By DeeCee 57
Scott Whilst the land shorter has been beaten to...

Scott
Whilst the land shorter has been beaten to death in different threads (and most of my nosey wheel friends donít even venture on grass for fear of ripping the front end off :D) and I could but...
Forum: RV-3 11-23-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,118
Posted By DeeCee 57
great report Rob, thanks!

great report Rob, thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By DeeCee 57
and, assuming you have an iPad, thereís an Garmin...

and, assuming you have an iPad, thereís an Garmin app called GPS trainer which covers the GNX375 :cool:

And, as far as I know (I will install my 375 etc next month), one can also transfer flight...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,507
Posted By DeeCee 57
one thing not mentioned in here... resell value!...

one thing not mentioned in here... resell value! An A model will sell quicker and at a higher price compared to a tailwheeler :(

(the frown is coz I think it should be the opposite way ;))
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,048
Posted By DeeCee 57
same here, neither my -6 nor my ex -4 have an...

same here, neither my -6 nor my ex -4 have an external antenna. The only times when GPS is lost is when flying aeros... though the signal is quickly recovered.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By DeeCee 57
wing conduit in a mounted wing of a flying aircraft

Running wing conduit in a mounted wing of a flying aircraft?
The second avionics update for my store bought -6 had me install an OAT probe close to the aileron bellcrank access on the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By DeeCee 57
amateur-built/homebuilt =...

amateur-built/homebuilt = experimental?

Definition:
ADJECTIVE
1 (of a new invention or product) based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized.

Today's RVs: mass...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By DeeCee 57
Gharben re checking yourself out, first check...

Gharben re checking yourself out, first check your insurance requirements.
If you're current in that PA12 and half a decent pilot you'll be fine. I checked myself out in different aircraft including...
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