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Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Raymo
I had trouble with #4 on my first few flights...

I had trouble with #4 on my first few flights with no gear fairings/wheel pants.

Since installing them, temps have come down significantly but I also worked hard at sealing the baffles and tuning...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,484
Posted By Raymo
Scott, Is there a concern with future buffing...

Scott,

Is there a concern with future buffing near the edges of the wrap? I like this solution for the reduced added weight.

Awesome looking plane!
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By Raymo
The -7A is super easy to land and your insurance...

The -7A is super easy to land and your insurance premium will likely be a little less expensive.
Forum: COMM 06-21-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Raymo
Not an expert or ham operator here but... The...

Not an expert or ham operator here but...

The Bob Archer Nav antennas work well in the wingtip because they are intended to be mounted horizontally. The COM antennas work best in a vertical...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-20-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Raymo
I'm fairly certain the tail feathers of a -6A are...

I'm fairly certain the tail feathers of a -6A are the same as a -6, in case you want to change your title and have more potential takes.

At the lease, the parts can be used as scrap for smaller...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Raymo
And if any non-certified equipment is installed...

And if any non-certified equipment is installed (e.g. electronic ignition) on your engine that could be certified, you will do 40 hrs of phase 1.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Raymo
You may need to update the 472 to the latest...

You may need to update the 472 to the latest software after installation. The process is similar to the transponder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Raymo
Pricing is typically a discount on the Vans kit...

Pricing is typically a discount on the Vans kit prices with the amount being negotiated between buyer and seller. Labor is not usually recovered.

The buyer will need a signed sales agreement that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Raymo
Lots of commercial pilots use iPads for their...

Lots of commercial pilots use iPads for their chart data. Saves a lot of weight over paper charts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Raymo
I would suggest doing the upgrades in the reverse...

I would suggest doing the upgrades in the reverse order. EFIS first, then AP or ADSB, whichever is more important to you. If funds do not support this route, you'll end up piecing things together,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Raymo
I too have the Infinity grips and had to cut 2-3...

I too have the Infinity grips and had to cut 2-3 inches off the stick but very happy with the setup. The Infinity grips slide over several inches of the stick where the Tosten (I believe) is mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Raymo
Might be the chokes referred to in this post...

Might be the chokes referred to in this post (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1226234&postcount=42).
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Raymo
Very nice! If only you could have incorporated a...

Very nice! If only you could have incorporated a trigger on there too :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Raymo
Remove the sending unit, drop it in some hot oil...

Remove the sending unit, drop it in some hot oil or water and see what it says. You may need to provide a ground to the sensor to the engine while testing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,706
Posted By Raymo
Lacing string also works well for holding the...

Lacing string also works well for holding the clamp and won't poke a hole in your finger.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/BreydenLacingTapes.php?recfer=4715173
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Raymo
The purge valve is optional on the FM-150 but...

The purge valve is optional on the FM-150 but required (I think) on the FM-200 and larger servos.

This could be a stuck flow divider or a servo problem but I would suspect the latter. A call to Don...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By Raymo
airplane-covers.com

Weather Max from Mac’s Airplane Covers, LLC. Fully lined for RV canopies. It's not listed on their website but you can ask for it. Very light.

Cost was $264.95 plus s/h $18.85 about a year ago. They...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Raymo
I don't see how they can't be portable. They have...

I don't see how they can't be portable. They have to take the test equipment to the airplane to run the tests.

Also consider turning the XPNDR off and flying it to the nearest shop within your P1...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Raymo
+1 for this and also coat the wing mount bolts....

+1 for this and also coat the wing mount bolts. Clean the threads prior to torquing.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Raymo
Good point. Specs say it is okay up to 250 F with...

Good point. Specs say it is okay up to 250 F with short excursions to 275, which might be enough.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Raymo
If it was installed with something like thread...

If it was installed with something like thread locker, a heat gun will break it down for removal.
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Raymo
If you get time, swing through 3J1 and check out...

If you get time, swing through 3J1 and check out the projects. Tom of TS FlightLines is also based there.

Projects:
* RV-8 (stalled due to owner flying with Blue Angels)
* 85% scale Focke Wulf...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,747
Posted By Raymo
I don't often cruise that high or that RPM, but...

I don't often cruise that high or that RPM, but at 8500-9500 MSL, 2500 RPM, I burn 7-7.5 GPH at 155 KTAS with my Catto 3 blade prop (MFG in 2016). Other details in my signature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By Raymo
Ditto. Tried the Halo's by Phil. Tower always...

Ditto. Tried the Halo's by Phil. Tower always complained they couldn't hear me (too much background noise). Switched to A20s and am extremely happy with the improved noise cancelling and mic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Raymo
Lots of info in other threads on this. Make sure...

Lots of info in other threads on this. Make sure you have the jumper installed for the A curve but even better is to make a serial connection via your laptop and the free EICAD program (free...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Raymo
Electronic ignition? If so, you may want to...

Electronic ignition? If so, you may want to reduce the advance at cruise RPM/MAP.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Raymo
Mine was the same. I simply used my hands to...

Mine was the same. I simply used my hands to tweak the rudder trailing edge very slightly. Took a couple iterations (went too far at first) but it now flies straight in cruise and requires less right...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Raymo
I'm in the 35-40 PSI camp.

I'm in the 35-40 PSI camp.
Forum: COMM 05-29-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Raymo
In case you need more convincing, do the Super...

In case you need more convincing, do the Super Track mod. You won't regret it. Also consider the Almost -14 mod for more seat adjustment options.

My COM antenna is bottom mounted under the co-pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Raymo
You are correct. I supposed the same could be...

You are correct. I supposed the same could be done for this connection as well but why not use a fuse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Raymo
Responses above.

Responses above.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Raymo
Highly recommend you send the serial numbers to...

Highly recommend you send the serial numbers to Dynon to ensure you aren't getting hardware that they sent off to be destroyed. They posted a warning on their forum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Raymo
The OP may be referencing the Dynon manual's...

The OP may be referencing the Dynon manual's suggestion for either a 1 amp fuse or a short piece of 26 gauge wire, which would melt should there be a short.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Raymo
Gascolators have been known to absorb heat when...

Gascolators have been known to absorb heat when installed under the cowling (typical location), transmit that heat to the fuel and provide little benefit. Most RVs don't have one unless required by...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-22-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Raymo
Several threads on the topic can be found via...

Several threads on the topic can be found via search (Google or Bing are easier than the built-in search function).

As far as corrosion concerns, you can use alodine (much lighter) vs primer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Raymo
In that case, not much you can do about the fuel...

In that case, not much you can do about the fuel flow/EGT spread per cylinder.

I would agree that it may be fuel vaporization that is causing your random pressure changes. If so, turning on the...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By Raymo
For an understanding of how the connectivity...

For an understanding of how the connectivity works...

www.DanHorton.net is a domain name (you pay to register), which resolves, via DNS, to an IP address (another service you pay for). The IP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Raymo
Ditto! And my wife hates flying or I'd be...

Ditto! And my wife hates flying or I'd be planning to sell the -7A and building a -10.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-21-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By Raymo
I can vouch for my hangar mate, Jereme (Red...

I can vouch for my hangar mate, Jereme (Red Rooster). Based at KLHW with an RV-6. He works as a Savannah fire fighter and is a member of the Georgia Guard.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Raymo
SAF-AIR now makes a stainless version of the...

SAF-AIR now makes a stainless version of the CAV-110 (CAV-110SS). I asked ACS to stock it but don't yet see it available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Raymo
Based on your original post, I think a -6, -7 or...

Based on your original post, I think a -6, -7 or -8 is what you want, with the -6 being less expensive, that would be my choice, in your situation. Plus you can share duties while flying with a dual...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Raymo
Sounds like you previously had the prop/engine...

Sounds like you previously had the prop/engine balanced. I'm not an expert on the topic but would think the flywheel is balanced when manufactured and you could install the same weight that was there...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Raymo
Email sent. No Fortran experience but still work...

Email sent. No Fortran experience but still work in Modula 2 quite often.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Raymo
I had a little over 100 hrs total stick time and...

I had a little over 100 hrs total stick time and Gallagher required 1 hour of CFI transition training. I flew 2 hrs with an instructor and started flying off the phase 1 time/tests.

My insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Raymo
If concerned about smaller electronics and power...

If concerned about smaller electronics and power fluctuations, consider using a UPS or isolation transformer to keep things happy.

I have a medical grade Isolation Transformer/UPS inline for my...
Forum: ADS-B 05-17-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Raymo
Did you connect to the HDX wifi? I have the...

Did you connect to the HDX wifi?

I have the latest Dynon software with the 470 receiver and always get weather but not traffic - though the traffic option is visible and selected in the FF layers....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By Raymo
Does it run better if you lean the mixture during...

Does it run better if you lean the mixture during run-up?
Forum: COMM 05-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By Raymo
You might consider installing a remote flip/flop...

You might consider installing a remote flip/flop switch per the install manual.

http://aeroelectric.com/Installation_Data/Bendix-King/KX155_IM.pdf
Forum: COMM 05-17-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By Raymo
Yes but the cost of repair is often equal to the...

Yes but the cost of repair is often equal to the purchase price of a good used unit.
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Raymo
I have the powder/wax BoeLube and sprinkle that...

I have the powder/wax BoeLube and sprinkle that into the screw tray or bag prior to installing. It cuts down significantly on friction and helps avoid the stripped heads.

Nut plates are designed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Raymo
You should have a resistor installed on each...

You should have a resistor installed on each P-lead to the EMS and use 2 pulses per revolution for a 4 banger. The Dynon will use the first RPM sensed from mag that comes online. When doing a mag...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Raymo
The SL-30 has an internal splitter for VOR/GS, so...

The SL-30 has an internal splitter for VOR/GS, so no need for the CI-1125. It has one COM and one NAV antenna connector. I think the 430 is the same, with the addition of the GPS antenna connector,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Raymo
An electric boost pump can also help overcome...

An electric boost pump can also help overcome vapor lock.
Forum: GPS 05-10-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By Raymo
Looks like Jepp sells them but it does not list...

Looks like Jepp sells them but it does not list the GX60 in the compatibility list. Might want to give them a call.

https://jeppdirect.jeppesen.com/main/store/product_details.jsp?id=prod850002_ca
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Raymo
The Lycoming OH manual says to coat most parts...

The Lycoming OH manual says to coat most parts with engine oil or a mixture of oil and STP. Should be fine to use for storage and you won't have to do much "cleaning" when ready.

Also see SI 1059...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By Raymo
I am watching the weather for a trip to Myrtle...

I am watching the weather for a trip to Myrtle Beach next week. Getting there looks to be no problem but getting back on Saturday may require leaving the airplane in the hangar and heading north in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Raymo
What Kyle B. said. The landing gear creates a LOT...

What Kyle B. said. The landing gear creates a LOT of drag that the engine must overcome with power/heat. Once the fairings are installed, you'll see 15-20 Kts faster cruise and can climb faster at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,688
Posted By Raymo
I stand corrected. The Stratus 2S is dual band....

I stand corrected. The Stratus 2S is dual band. The one you have (1), according to their website, is 978 only.

Keep in mind, too, that TIS-B is not the same as ADS-B. It is part of the ground...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,836
Posted By Raymo
If your goal is to fill the void while bonding...

If your goal is to fill the void while bonding the area, your A&P's suggestion should work. You might also consider covering with wax paper and a sand bag to help with closing the crack but then may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,688
Posted By Raymo
EDIT: Your Stratus is a dual freq receiver...

EDIT: Your Stratus is a dual freq receiver (978/1090) so you should see all traffic directly, if they have ADSB out.

You should see all traffic from ground stations, unless that traffic does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Raymo
I used a DB-15 under the seats of my -7A, which...

I used a DB-15 under the seats of my -7A, which provides more than enough pins. Just tie-wrap them together (no need for a shell).

Yes, the plastic connector mentioned above requires a special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By Raymo
I can understand your CFI's desire to standardize...

I can understand your CFI's desire to standardize on learning tools (most teachers do). I have an older iPad mini that FF no longer supports (with V10) and I won't be replacing it because I can use...
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