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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By uk_figs
Like both

I like them both but recently have been using weatherspork more , I like the way the data is integrated and in particular the visual profile and gridded data views with the departure time...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By uk_figs
Fuel

I think Bill said in an earlier post that fuel was NOT available this year.
Figs
Forum: Propellers 10-08-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By uk_figs
Talk to Catto

I have the 3 blade Catto on my -7, standard version for the 0-360 180HP. I do not have specific numbers but get about 2250 static (Tulsa at 640 MSL), economy cruise at 165 mph turning around 2350 -...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,112
Posted By uk_figs
Curiosity question

I was under the impression that PayPal was pretty secure as they validate the users and presumably can track them down, is that not the case? (I use PayPal all the time for buy/sell transactions)
Figs
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By uk_figs
For Sale: iPad Mini 5th Generation 2019 PRICE REDUCED

iPad Mini 5th Generation WiFi version Space Grey bought new in April 2019, 6 months old with Apple Care through 4/2021 includes SOKE smart case with apple pencil holder, in original box/packaging...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By uk_figs
?????????

With Judie's travel equipment requirements I know there is no space for an extra seat in the 6 so are you coming in 2 planes?:D
Figs
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By uk_figs
Smiley Creek

Local lodge with fresh caught pan fried trout, 4000+ft grass strip in valley,well maintained. Haven't been there for quite a while but understand still a good place.
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,286
Posted By uk_figs
Followmee

App called Followmee on iphone, works pretty well.
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By uk_figs
Typically RS 232

Typically the 796 is connected via a RS232 serial connection, this is picked off from the hard wired cable that you can get from Garmin for the unit (also lets you pick off the audio for aural alerts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By uk_figs
Works fine

My 796 has been driving TruTrak autopilots for years.
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,433
Posted By uk_figs
Tent repair, shout out for Kelty

My tent poles (aircraft aluminum) broke in half during the storm, duct tape and PVC tube saved the remnants well enough for the rest of the trip. I called Kelty and they said send us the poles and we...
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By uk_figs
Depends if you need a hard data line

The GDL39 specific hard wire/data cable also has a RS232 data line to interface with portables such as the 796 in my case, you can use Bluetooth but the 39 only allows 2 BT connections so you limit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By uk_figs
Tent weight

Steve, I upgraded my tent a few years ago and have a tent I can stand in that will accomodate 2 adults and air mattreses easily, weighs 18 lbs (and has withstood the recent years Oshkosh storms...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By uk_figs
+1 for weight forward

Also small bags can fit in the space between the seat back and flap rod. Pack heavy items in the front of the baggage compartment to keep the weight forward.
Figs
Forum: GPS 07-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By uk_figs
796 bluetooth to IOS

I guess the 796 still does not support IOS Bluetooth (tried today and it connects but wont pair), is it in the plans to connect the IOS Garmin pilot to the 796 somehow to allow flight plan transfers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By uk_figs
Grilling

Jerry
Looks good as always, are the grills up and running:D
Figs
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By uk_figs
+1 for weatherspork app

Profile view is very useful for a look at departure times and enroute weather, as note a good combination with weathermeister for trip planning.
Figs
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-09-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By uk_figs
High altitude spice containers

Last year going to Oshkosh a couple of my plastic spice/rub containers blew open due to the altitude (only 9500), wondering what others use to take spices and rubs etc. for cooking while airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By uk_figs
Do the following

These are the things we do arriving on the Friday:
1. Get camping set up and stock up on food, beer, wine etc. for the weekend
2. Do the Mexican restaurant for dinner Friday evening, good food and...
Forum: GPS 07-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 42,423
Posted By uk_figs
Watching Bob

Watching with interest because if it works with the D100 this means I could potentially replace my 327, GDL 82 and GDL 39 with this one box and still retain the D100 CDI, and still have weather and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,684
Posted By uk_figs
2 additives

Use MMO in the fuel after every major tank fill and add some to oil on oil change. Started using it on my Pacer based on input from all the old f*rts that I flew with in Utah/Idaho back country. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,011
Posted By uk_figs
Standard Vans setup

I have the standard Vans setup from 12 years ago, key switch and the slider lock that uses the same key. I did add a second position on the slider lock to lock the canopy open about 6 inches which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By uk_figs
SL-30

Steve
How about free SL-30 updates:D
Figs
Forum: Reviews 06-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By uk_figs
American Flyers IFR Course

Anyone have experience with American Flyers weekend intensive instrument written preparation course, I am thinking of the one at Addison TX.
Thanks
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,146
Posted By uk_figs
+1 for some pictures

I would also like to see some pictures of the cowl mod
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,795
Posted By uk_figs
I have found that 15 deg flaps helps in my -7 at...

I have found that 15 deg flaps helps in my -7 at 90 kts, pitches the nose down a bit for better forward visibility, and carry a bit more power if you have to break out.
Figs
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By uk_figs
LOP?

Andy
I have the same setup and until recently leaned the same way as you based on flying my Pacer which had no useful CHT/EGT monitoring. Never had an issue with the Pacer or the RV and plugs have...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By uk_figs
EFIS>SETUP>AOAALM>MINSPD

I assume the D-180 setup is very similar to the D-100, Page 6-28 of the D-100 installation manual discusses the alarm setup and specifically the MINSPD setup which is the minimum speed at which the...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By uk_figs
Dynon AoA

I am no AoA expert but have the Dynon AoA system in my -7 and here are my observations and use cases for comparison:
1. Choose your comfort level for the AoA warning, initially I set mine at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,639
Posted By uk_figs
OKIE RV'rs will be there

Just need to adjust our "when the airshow ends" watch:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By uk_figs
Fill it and move on

Most projects have dings and mistakes that are fixed, unless you are working on a show plane I would fill the hole with something like a dimpled rivet from the back side and move on. But that just...
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,142
Posted By uk_figs
Cruise speed

I normally cruise at about 165 mph turning around 2350 rpm, at WOT the Catto will turn 2750 which is about 200 mph. From memory I think the prop is pitched at 76 inches.

Based at Riverside Tulsa at...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-22-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By uk_figs
+1 for Helinox

Genuine helinox chair (multiple options but the rocker is nice), table (get the slatted version). Lightweight and excellent materials, worth the price.

I also have the helinox cot that Paul...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By uk_figs
Garmin Pilot issue

Just found an interesting issue with GP, with their document feature you can add cloud based providers iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive. When syncing documents from the Garmin Pilot folder in each...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By uk_figs
iPad works well

Cannot help with the comparison with android but can say garmin pilot works very well on the ipad mini. I have been running both GP and Foreflight for a number of years and initially Foreflight was...
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,142
Posted By uk_figs
Bellville washers

Are the bellville washers recommended for all Catto prop installs or just for the 340 installation? I just have the flat washers on my 0-360 and checked my torque values at the annual and they were...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,142
Posted By uk_figs
Lots of threads on VAF

Search for Catto and you will find lots of threads, I have a 3 blade on my 0-360 RV-7 and my buddy has one on his 180HP IO-340 RV-9A. Props work very well with good all around climb and cruise...
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By uk_figs
Disable RS232?

Brian, thanks for the input, next question is whether the BT and serial interfaces can run concurrently from the 39 or do you have to disable the 232 on port 1 to use the BT. If they can run...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By uk_figs
# of BT connections

Great news on the additional products, I have the GDL39 hardwired (RS232) to the 796 and BT to the iPhone and iPad, how many simultaneous BT connections does the GDL39 support? Is the hardwired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By uk_figs
+1 for 796

I have the 796 mounted horizontally below my Dynon D100, also have iPhone 6s + on a magnetic mount on the panel and a iPad mini on the seat. The 796 is the most readable of the three in all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,320
Posted By uk_figs
Yes

Andy
Same setup 0-360 carbed, I normally crack the throttle, turn on the boost pump and hold the primer switch for approx 4 secs, engine generally starts right up. I do this hot or cold. Just 1 data...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,569
Posted By uk_figs
Removing the mags

Carlos
Having just gone though this the top clamp on the left (impulse) mag was a bugger to get off and put back on as it is right under the oil filter on my 0-360 and I could not reach it with my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,569
Posted By uk_figs
Great write up

Just got my mags back after a 500 hour overhaul and will check that this SB was incorporated. Interestingly I had the referenced mag drop issue on my -7 a while back (397 hours on mags) which was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-06-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,482
Posted By uk_figs
Will be interesting to follow, I got my white...

Will be interesting to follow, I got my white paint color and PPG code from your Romeolima RV3 website back in 2011 and I get many compliments on the color.

Figs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By uk_figs
RV&Charlie When running the engine over the...

RV&Charlie
When running the engine over the weekend the alternator charge voltage was 14.3V and the battery charge fluctuated between 0 and +1 amps. The Odyssey charger show the battery as fully...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By uk_figs
Do Odyssey PC680 Batteries leak?

Started condition inspection and noticed battery acid type corrosion on the PC680 battery retaining strip (blistered the paint). I thought these batteries were sealed and wonder where the acid is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By uk_figs
On Netfilx

I think the entire series is on Netflix (or amazon), a murder or two each episode :) all handled nicely by the local CID. I shall have to track that episode down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,728
Posted By uk_figs
Just a few

Exercise more
Lose 20lbs
Fly more (weather permitting)
Complete instrument written exam (to eventually be able to fly more:D)
Adjust work schedule to have flexibility around Oshkosh and Petit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By uk_figs
Interesting discussion

In my case (RV-7) best glide is around 110 mph, fixed pitch Catto 3 blade with heavy sabre spacer and landoll ring approximating a CS weight up front. Rate of descent around 500 ft per min...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,397
Posted By uk_figs
Antenna location

Don't know if relevant to the -12 but my -7 antenna is mounted on the dash with the 6ft of coax coiled up underneath. Just reviewed my latest FAA PR and once again zero errors.
Figs
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-15-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By uk_figs
Thanks for the feedback, think I will stick with...

Thanks for the feedback, think I will stick with my current approach which has worked OK for 500 hours.
Figs
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By uk_figs
Cessna style Master Switch

I have the standard cessna style dual master switch with the alternator on one side. I have always switched both on to start the engine. In a recent conversation the subject came up of starting with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By uk_figs
Try Shawn

There are a number of RV builders/flyers in the Salt Lake Area, try Shawn for more info.

Shawn Crosgrove, EAA 0614266
President
EAA Chapter 23, Salt Lake City, UT
www.eaa23.org

3524 Winding Creek...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By uk_figs
primer switch

In my setup I have a 2 position switch with the second position spring loaded to a primer solenoid valve which goes straight to the cylinder port. I turn on the facet pump and when it stops ticking...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,375
Posted By uk_figs
Champ

Restoring a 1958 Champ, very different than building the RV. Good champ group on Google for VAF like advice and assistance.

Champ is for the other end of the spectrum flying and am hoping to fly...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By uk_figs
Headset mute switch

1001001 is correct, in reading the manual the headset has a mute function for secondary audio and the ability to prioritize the secondary audio inputs (AUX and B-T). I probably have the switch in the...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By uk_figs
Good thought

Will check the manual, only got the new updated cable last year so it may.
Figs
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By uk_figs
TMI (too much information)

Interesting panel configuration situation today. I was flying today out of Riverside Jones and they were really busy with the flight schools and the fact that it was one of the first Saturdays lately...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,692
Posted By uk_figs
GTX-327

You can buy a used GTX-327 Xponder with tray for around $500, will work with the GDL-82 or microavionix ADSB out solutions. Garmin will normally update the 327 software for free at Oshkosh (you need...
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By uk_figs
bluetooth

I have the GDL 39 3D hard wired to my 796 and it has been rock solid. I do remember a while back that the GDL 39 bluetooth to my IOS devices was not that stable and it was fixed with a firmware...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,822
Posted By uk_figs
Think about harness

Looks good but if you install a 5 point harness (for aerobatics) you may not be able to reach your coffee :eek:

I found a truck coffee holder that bolts under the panel cross bar on the passenger...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Posted By uk_figs
Fwd of spar

Have the transponder and comm antenna's just fwd of the spar outboard in the foot-well, worked fine for the past 10 years. Comm antenna can get blanked occasionally on the ground when talking to...
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