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Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I mounted my echo in the wing access panel and...

I mounted my echo in the wing access panel and the gps antenna is inside the wingtip. Working perfect so far.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have one, wasn't planned for that purpose. It...

I have one, wasn't planned for that purpose. It is and access point for the dog in the center bearing spacer, just in case. At least I was smart enough to align it with the timing, so I can stick...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The groove at the top of mine is for a snap ring...

The groove at the top of mine is for a snap ring to retain the bearing.

The spacer between the bearings is retained to the shaft by a dog-type grub screw. The tip of the screw has an unthreaded...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 91,745
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very impressive! Sounds like a 3D printer would...

Very impressive! Sounds like a 3D printer would be a good solution for the light boxes for anyone doing it now.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thinking about it again and how I came the the...

Thinking about it again and how I came the the conclusion that summit was Nason, I wonder if they changed brands since your call. All the Kirker paints I have seen ( and the eastwood paints) are 3:1...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm not some Dynon super-expert or anything, but...

I'm not some Dynon super-expert or anything, but I have installed and used the skyview system in my 6A and am quite familiar with it. I'm happy to lend a hand. I am based at Aerocountry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am running the iFly app on an android tablet...

I am running the iFly app on an android tablet and have zero issues with the ADSB in via wifi. I haven't changed any settings on the tablet. Maybe an issure with that App.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thry must have upped their prices for the new...

Thry must have upped their prices for the new year. The MS1 kit is $253 and the MS2 is $324
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Larry, Thank you for the feedback. While the...

Larry,

Thank you for the feedback. While the dual maps may not be of great advantage to me, the trim ability is for sure.

The MS 2 boxes look to be going for closer to $400 at the moment on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-11-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By WingsOnWheels
NoDiz ignition controller

So, I have been working on installing an EDIS system with Megajolt ECU. I have yet to buy the megajolt. In the meantime I have become interested in the NoDiz ECU. There are advantages and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-08-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Bob, Sorry for the delay. Here is my housing...

Bob,

Sorry for the delay. Here is my housing drawing in inches. I don't have a detail drawing of the shaft since I repurposed one from a slick...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I made my own. Overall, it was one of the easier...

I made my own. Overall, it was one of the easier fiberglass projects on the plane.


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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The torch ended up working great. Took just a...

The torch ended up working great. Took just a couple minutes and everything came off clean.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the input. I think i am going to...

Thanks for the input. I think i am going to mount them to the engine mount on angle atrached via cushion clamps. I could always move thrm to the firewall later, but this looks to be the most...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Where are you guys mounting your coils? In the...

Where are you guys mounting your coils? In the upper plenum area would make for short plug wires (for one set), plus it is pretty cool during flight. On the other hand, on the firewall gets them...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The one i used was from a slick mag. I tried to...

The one i used was from a slick mag. I tried to machine it off with poor results. Then i realized it is cast on (maybe aluminum) with the magnets embedded in the casting. I ended up just melting...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm happy to repost my drawing in inches. ...

I'm happy to repost my drawing in inches. However, my setup is yet untested. Also, I made a few minor tweaks that aren't on the drawing. I made the o-ring grooves slightly deeper and made the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I bought the new EDIS 8 connector off ebay for...

I bought the new EDIS 8 connector off ebay for $19. I was able to remove the pins from the cut-off EDIS4 module (bought used). Now I can use the pins that came with the new connector with the edis4...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The piston has to move all the way out to uncover...

The piston has to move all the way out to uncover the port to the reservoir.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-01-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dan, What wire gauge did you use for the coil...

Dan,

What wire gauge did you use for the coil pack? The megajolt manual recommends 14awg, but that seems like way overkill given the reported current draw. Also, 14awg shielded is proving hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is true. You can delay the condition...

That is true. You can delay the condition inspection as long as you like, just can't fly in the interim.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For AZ, i am going to scosdale. Not my first...

For AZ, i am going to scosdale. Not my first choice, but down the street from the in-laws.

For CA, I am headed to Fullerton. SNA would be much closer, but the fees are too high.

Right now the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm planning to depart Dallas Sunday morning,...

I'm planning to depart Dallas Sunday morning, headed to Phoenix. After Christmas I am going to LA, then back to Dallas just before new-year. Hopefully the weather cooperates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Glad to hear you are on the upswing. Get well...

Glad to hear you are on the upswing. Get well soon!
Forum: Painting your RV 12-19-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Cool, thanks for the info!

Cool, thanks for the info!
Forum: Texas (North) 12-19-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,860
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I live over by parker and spring creek. Not too...

I live over by parker and spring creek. Not too far away. The drive to aerocountry is about 25-30 minutes.
Forum: California 12-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,111
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I called ACI. $25 a night. $60 ramp fee for...

I called ACI. $25 a night. $60 ramp fee for more than 3hrs (Waived with 25gal).

Fullerton it is...
Forum: California 12-17-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,111
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'd like to, but if I miss new-years eve with my...

I'd like to, but if I miss new-years eve with my wife I am a dead man.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I belive the Eastwood is Kirker and Summit is...

I belive the Eastwood is Kirker and Summit is Nason. I painted with the Nason and am happy with the result. It was harder to use than the PPG omni I used on the interior (more prone to dry-spray),...
Forum: California 12-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,111
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm headed that way after christmas. I'm...

I'm headed that way after christmas. I'm planning to fly into fullerton, but SNA would be more convenient. Been a long time since I have been there. Last time I parked at Signature (or maybe it...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-17-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,860
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Where in Plano? As noted before, I suggest a...

Where in Plano? As noted before, I suggest a post on the Aerocountry facebook page or the North Texas Aviators page.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The top of the ring is above the CG, so twist...

The top of the ring is above the CG, so twist isn't a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Use the top of the dynafocal ring as the lift...

Use the top of the dynafocal ring as the lift point. Works well with the engine hoist and is very secure. I used multiple wraps of a nylon webbing strap.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-13-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I received the gear I ordered and modified it to...

I received the gear I ordered and modified it to use for timing. Also installed the pickup. Took the assembly for a spin on the lathe....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Same here, I picked up all of my kits at the...

Same here, I picked up all of my kits at the terminal. The way to go for sure (unless you aren't equipped for it). I also ended up offloading all of them by myself just due to timing. Luckily I...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-11-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,860
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Awesome. I'm over on stearman.

Awesome. I'm over on stearman.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,213
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the wrench, you could drill holes in the nut...

For the wrench, you could drill holes in the nut and use a 3/16" rod as the wrench.

I'm very interested as well, but would also like to see better detail of what you are using for a jack point on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used a reservoir for a hot-rod. It has an...

I used a reservoir for a hot-rod. It has an automotive-style diaphragm seal under the cap. I did mine this way since I am using DOT4, but it would serve the purpose for inverted flight as well. ...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-09-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,860
Posted By WingsOnWheels
What road are you on? Let me know when you move...

What road are you on?

Let me know when you move in and I'll stop by to say hi! There are a bunch of RVs at aerocountry. Be careful whenever there is a crosswind from the east on runway 17, the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-08-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Question Good advice Larry, but as Dan noted, this is a...

Good advice Larry, but as Dan noted, this is a repurposed magneto drive, saves a bit of work over making one. I don't have a quick change gearbox on my lathe, so setup for thread citting takes...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks Dan, I took that same measurement. I just...

Thanks Dan, I took that same measurement. I just don't have a spare gear, so I'll have to wait until I pull mag again.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The sholder where the shaft taper transitions to...

The sholder where the shaft taper transitions to the threaded portion for the mag drive gear. Basically I need to figure out the position of the mag drive gear on the shaft. Hoping to do so without...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dan, Do you happen to know either: The...

Dan,

Do you happen to know either:
The distance from the shaft shoulder to the face of the mag drive gear, or the distance from the magneto-to-acc housing face to the shaft shoulder? I failed to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is why I am hoping the existing holes in the...

That is why I am hoping the existing holes in the shaft will align with the gear. Right now it looks like it will be very close. My plan depends a bit on that alignment. Either a slot in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dan, all good feedback. The spacer is a shaft...

Dan, all good feedback. The spacer is a shaft collar, so it does retain the shaft. Yes, the gear will have to be removed in order to remove the snap ring, but that shouldn't be a problem. The...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had some fun this week after work. Machined...

I had some fun this week after work. Machined the body for the mag replacement. I am still waiting on a couple of parts, but it is coming together...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-04-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would make sure that the fuselage has drain...

I would make sure that the fuselage has drain holes to eliminate moisture. They aren't in the plans, up to the builder.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-04-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If they are the top skin to rear spar rivets,...

If they are the top skin to rear spar rivets, they should be accessible. All of those rivets are aft of the spar (flange is aft). If they are skin to rib, you can replace with the MK-319-BS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I made a long post in the painting section of the...

I made a long post in the painting section of the forum with a lot of details.

On a side note, just watch out, I rarely see 2 different batches of paint match exactly.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-28-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 86,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
So, I have slowly continued on with this project...

So, I have slowly continued on with this project for my plane. I decided to go with a mag-hole trigger. I have sourced most of the parts and designed the assembly. Obviously this is a copy of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Where abouts in Texas are you? I'm a 6A slow...

Where abouts in Texas are you? I'm a 6A slow builder in Plano. If you are nearby you can come look at the plane and we can go for a flight, or I am happy to discuss this topic over the phone if you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the vetterman muffler system as well. I...

I have the vetterman muffler system as well. I am only pulling cabin heat off of one. Even at altutude with surface temps at freezing, I barely crack the heat open.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a similar issue, was a bad coax termination...

I had a similar issue, was a bad coax termination at the antenna end.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-22-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,860
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Post a request on the aerocountry page.

Post a request on the aerocountry page.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can also put a deep socket over the rod end,...

You can also put a deep socket over the rod end, and bang on that. then the load is in the shoulder, rather than risking damage to the threads.
Forum: COMM 11-19-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm not sure how similar the AFS and Dynon units...

I'm not sure how similar the AFS and Dynon units are these days, but the GTR200 plays fine with the Skyview. If the 4500 is compatible with the SL30/40 format, then you should be good.

BTW, I have...
Forum: ADS-B 11-19-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a similar setup, except GTX-330 (non ES)...

I have a similar setup, except GTX-330 (non ES) and Dynon Skyview. The Dynon and GTX-330 are hooked together so the GTX gets altitude data from the dynon and the dynon gets status, squawk and mode S...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Jacking from the wing tie-down point works well. ...

Jacking from the wing tie-down point works well. You can buy some nice jack-point adapters, or make your own. Just make sure whatever you do is nice and stable. A hole through the wing is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You could also use blind rivets for the nutplates...

You could also use blind rivets for the nutplates as well.
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,851
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am a manager here at Raytheon Space and...

I am a manager here at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Texas, though not in engineering. I am also an ERAU Alumni (Prescott). If he finds something he really likes out this way, send me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think they call that an air-oil separator

I think they call that an air-oil separator
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The RV6 doesn't have that cover or any of those...

The RV6 doesn't have that cover or any of those brackets.
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