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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By PCHunt
From a Sage: "If it ain't broke, ..............

From a Sage: "If it ain't broke, ........... (maybe) don't fix it"

How does it fly now? What problem are you solving?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-14-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By PCHunt
A very strange thing happened when I clicked on...

A very strange thing happened when I clicked on your link: I got to a page that had me "select photos". When I did that, about 40 of my own personal photos showed up!

There was also a link to...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By PCHunt
My understanding is that a "bad"Transponder...

My understanding is that a "bad"Transponder Threshold setting should NOT result in a "No Report". You would get a report, but there would be failures (Red Boxes).

A "No Report" means that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By PCHunt
I bought a set of new spar bolts from Vans for...

I bought a set of new spar bolts from Vans for reassembly after shipping. Many of the old bolts were mildly damaged during removal. The plating was scraped off of most of the bolts.

IIRC, Vans has...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By PCHunt
Added price to OP, thanks. Price: $100,000.

Added price to OP, thanks.

Price: $100,000.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By PCHunt
FS Harmon Rocket

I am posting this for a good friend. Responses can be via PM to me, or to the contact email. Owner is a long-time pilot, and A&P, former member US Aerobatic Team.

Harmon Rocket II, S/N 00127 ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By PCHunt
Wobble Test?

Engine type? Hours since new or overhaul? Have you done a valve wobble test? (SB 388, if memory serves)

I would investigate before further flight. I had a stuck exh valve inflight, the piston...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By PCHunt
You don't have to actually post images here, you...

You don't have to actually post images here, you can post a link to them wherever they are. Imgur is one site, as is the one above.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By PCHunt
Interested, PM sent. :)

Interested, PM sent. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By PCHunt
Lots of prior discussion in various threads on...

Lots of prior discussion in various threads on VAF. Some ideas on DIY systems, as well as various mfg. Suggest using the search feature of the forum, or use google search on the forum. Way too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By PCHunt
Some or all of those "glints" could actually be...

Some or all of those "glints" could actually be carbon, which is harmless. Touch one of the specks, and get it on your finger, then rub the speck between your fingers. If the speck crumbles and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By PCHunt
PM Sent, will buy it.

PM Sent, will buy it.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By PCHunt
In both the Garmin and Vans installations, the...

In both the Garmin and Vans installations, the bolt and nut are tightened down to proper torque specs, and the bolt does not rotate, and shrould not rotate. Both installation methods use friction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By PCHunt
I'm not seeing your picture. No link, either.

I'm not seeing your picture. No link, either.
Forum: ADS-B 09-01-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,505
Posted By PCHunt
Installed an EchoUAT and a SkyFX-EXT in my RV-6...

Installed an EchoUAT and a SkyFX-EXT in my RV-6 about a year ago. After a couple of setup ""tweaks" it has been flawless. I get a PAPR (ADS-B performance report) every now and then to make sure all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,606
Posted By PCHunt
I don't think that is correct. If the Echo is...

I don't think that is correct. If the Echo is transmitting the correct ICAO code and the correct N-number, you will get a report with Errors. If the sensitivity is wrong, you will get errors in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,606
Posted By PCHunt
Also make sure you aren't in the "anonymous"...

Also make sure you aren't in the "anonymous" mode. That will result in a "no report", as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By PCHunt
Dear SUE, Would you kindly expand on your answer...

Dear SUE,

Would you kindly expand on your answer for those of us, including me, that aren't that familiar with CamLocks?

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,627
Posted By PCHunt
Result of clicking on your link was a message:...

Result of clicking on your link was a message: "No hotlinking allowed."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,383
Posted By PCHunt
Pre-Buy Inspection

Find a plane you like, then hire a QUALIFIED individual to do a proper pre-buy inspection on it. Best money you will ever spend. Especially if they advise you not to buy the plane........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,340
Posted By PCHunt
Link produced this error for me: 404. That’s an...

Link produced this error for me:

404. That’s an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,504
Posted By PCHunt
+1 for SDS "No induction Leak" mod. My...

+1 for SDS "No induction Leak" mod. My carbureted O-360 idles smooooothly at 450 RPM after installing the mod.

No affiliation, just a happy customer..... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By PCHunt
Predictable............ thought the comment...

Predictable............ thought the comment would show up earlier......:p

It never stops........... nor should it! ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-27-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By PCHunt
You may have hit on it!

I had trouble getting my engine to run correctly, and the issue was just what you mentioned: The air filter and box were off the engine. That must somehow disturb the airflow over the carburetor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By PCHunt
Improper assembly?

When a carburetor is assembled, and the bottom half is bolted to the top half, it is easy to make the mistake of not ensuring that the mixture control from the top half gets properly inserted into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,161
Posted By PCHunt
I think we rapidly went past "Must Haves", to...

I think we rapidly went past "Must Haves", to "Nice to Haves", to "Luxuries"... :p
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By PCHunt
Make sure you're not in Anonymous mode, as well.

Make sure you're not in Anonymous mode, as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By PCHunt
In your OP, you state: But the bad news is, I...

In your OP, you state:

But the bad news is, I think I missed something. After two engine runs, with the oil bypass valvle cranked all the way in, I'm still getting very low oil pressure--no higher...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By PCHunt
Which oil screen plug are you referring to? The...

Which oil screen plug are you referring to? The oil supply screen in the sump that comes out of the back of the sump on the right side has a copper crush washer, and is safety-wired.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By PCHunt
Christo, you're a glutton for punishment! :) But...

Christo, you're a glutton for punishment! :)

But knowing you, you probably had a big grin on your face for all 13 hours. I don't think I've ever seen you when you weren't smiling... :D

These Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By PCHunt
As you go through the brakes, make SURE that the...

As you go through the brakes, make SURE that the brake pedals are fully retracting every time you release the brakes. There are numerous posts on the forum about the master cylinders on the rudder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By PCHunt
Not so sure

I suspect that the airflow through the oil cooler is considerably more than an exhaust heat muff is designed for. You wouldn't want to restrict the flow through the oil cooler in any way. The SCAT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By PCHunt
Followup

I sent an email to Dynon support, and within minutes, I received this reply:

The GPS satellites operate under a 20 year clock and that clock "rolled over" two weeks ago. Most GPS units can handle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By PCHunt
Dynon D-1 external GPS antenna issue

I have two nearly identical DYNON D-1 "Pocket Panel" installations in two different aircraft.

Recently, one of them developed an issue that whenever the external antenna was plugged in, there was no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By PCHunt
+1 for the Oil Bib! By far the easiest and...

+1 for the Oil Bib! By far the easiest and cleanest way I have found. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By PCHunt
Also, you won't get much carb heat on initial...

Also, you won't get much carb heat on initial start-up. The exhaust pipes need to get hot before carb heat works.

I also notice that you state that 900 RPM is your normal idle with the throttle at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-03-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By PCHunt
Dri Slide

If your plastic is melting, this won't help. But it solved a stiff cable on the throttle on a WW-II F-4U Corsair:

Dri Slide Bike...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By PCHunt
Since the issue is on the newly-replaced...

Since the issue is on the newly-replaced cylinder, maybe the EGT probe or wiring?

My first thought was a partially clogged injector, but you state you cleaned them. Debris still in the system and a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-27-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By PCHunt
They are solar power generators, using a large...

They are solar power generators, using a large field of mirrors to focus the sun's energy on a central tower. You are most likely seeing the central tower, which is extremely bright. I think there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By PCHunt
Links don't work

Links don't work for me. I get a black page with a small circle and bar in the center of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,645
Posted By PCHunt
But if you just walk away without ANY cleaning,...

But if you just walk away without ANY cleaning, the visitor with think the plane is already clean. And if the visitor was a passenger, they will be so thrilled with the flight that no amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By PCHunt
Creating a Waypoint on Garmin 796

I would like to create a waypoint on a Garmin 796 using a known Lat/Long position. I can't find it in the manual.

Can it be done, and if so, how?

Cheers! :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By PCHunt
I'm sure Larry meant to specify 8,000' DENSITY...

I'm sure Larry meant to specify 8,000' DENSITY ALTITUDE. :)
Forum: ADS-B 12-30-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,479
Posted By PCHunt
OK, email sent. Thanks for the help!

OK, email sent. Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks for the info. You don't happen to have...

Thanks for the info. You don't happen to have the email address for the rebate team, do you?

Cheers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By PCHunt
For whatever reason, I'm only getting one...

For whatever reason, I'm only getting one attachment, the PAPR. No GAIRS report at all.

Still need help!! Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks, Dan. I had read that earlier, and used...

Thanks, Dan. I had read that earlier, and used the correct link two or three times, each time I only get a PAPR report back, no incentive code or second attachment.

The page I used has a Banner at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By PCHunt
ADSB rebate incentive code

I have completed all my steps up to flying a successful test flight. I have received my clean PAPR report, but I don't know how to get my "Incentive" code that is required to claim a rebate.

This...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,628
Posted By PCHunt
At the risk of stating the obvious, it seems to...

At the risk of stating the obvious, it seems to me that you should have held the tail up higher, reduced power, and stayed on the ground with the tail up until Lead got airborne.

No need to have the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By PCHunt
The instructions that came with my EDM-350 stated...

The instructions that came with my EDM-350 stated to route them separately from the spark plug wires.

So I did.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By PCHunt
Grove aircraft sells brake cylinders that have...

Grove aircraft sells brake cylinders that have Adjustable length piston pins, and you can fine-tune your brake pedal angle.

They are SWEET!

http://www.groveaircraft.com/mastercylinders.html

Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,530
Posted By PCHunt
It appears that there may be a Typo in the...

It appears that there may be a Typo in the report.
Quoted from the report:

The plexiglass canopy, vertical stabilizer, and rudder were located during the examination of the accident site on that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By PCHunt
Tried the link: "Page Not Found"

Tried the link: "Page Not Found"
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-14-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By PCHunt
You can usually hear brake drag easily. If you...

You can usually hear brake drag easily. If you don't hear a noticeable brake noise, then the bearings could be too tight.
Loosen the axle nut until the bearings are "too loose", and try again. If...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By PCHunt
I'm thinking that valve issues on a new engine...

I'm thinking that valve issues on a new engine would be rare.

If only cyl #1 is showing bad numbers, I would look to fuel flow to that cylinder. I assume fuel injection? Trash in the injector or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By PCHunt
You haven't mentioned any attempt to change the...

You haven't mentioned any attempt to change the gain settings in the software. The autopilot is very customizable using the various gain settings. Have you tried that?

I had to dial the gains down...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,424
Posted By PCHunt
Also, if you have enabled "stealth mode" when...

Also, if you have enabled "stealth mode" when squawking 1200, you won't get a report. Must be transmitting your N-number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By PCHunt
Perhaps if you put the plane on a flatbed or...

Perhaps if you put the plane on a flatbed or similar with the nose pointing to the side, then lower the nose/raise the tail. Wings would be fore and aft on the truck. It might take a special jig to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,501
Posted By PCHunt
When I asked Blackstone how to get a quicker...

When I asked Blackstone how to get a quicker turnaround (if desired or needed), I was told to ship the sample by faster means, such as FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority. They put those samples at the...
Forum: California 08-07-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By PCHunt
I can highly recommend Francisco Jimenez at...

I can highly recommend Francisco Jimenez at AeroMechaniX, located at Ramona, CA (KRNM).

(760) Five Two Two - 8320

They work on RV's quite a bit. They stay pretty busy.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By PCHunt
Hot Mag Check

Do you perform a "hot mag" check on each flight?

Just before I shutdown, I briefly turn both mags off, and then back on. Leave them off about one full second, long enough to be sure the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By PCHunt
JPI EDM-350

Has anyone had experience with the new JPI EDM-350 engine monitor?

I want to install an engine monitor in my RV-6.

Thanks! :)
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