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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By N941WR
Hey, how is the boat doing? What's your next...

Hey, how is the boat doing?

What's your next project?
Forum: RV-12 Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By N941WR
You can build the -12 as an E-AB, if you...

You can build the -12 as an E-AB, if you want.

Speeding up a -12 to 135 it's may cause some structural issues as it was designed for 120 knots cruise, I really don't know but it is something that...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,057
Posted By N941WR
Well, that sucks! Been there and sold my first...

Well, that sucks!

Been there and sold my first plane for the same reason.

Everyone deserves to be happy, and in the end you will be happy.

For those who don't know, the O-290-D2 is a GREAT match...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By N941WR
Take a close look at the Dynon PocketPanel. It...

Take a close look at the Dynon PocketPanel.

It only needs power to keep its battery charged, no tie into your pitot or static system.
Forum: COMM 11-12-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By N941WR
Exactly what I was going to suggest. Removing...

Exactly what I was going to suggest.

Removing the button is the secret. Use a pair of dikes to pull/pry it off.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-12-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By N941WR
Neither, I would go with a Dynon D10 EMS and D100...

Neither, I would go with a Dynon D10 EMS and D100 EFIS or a D180.

You can buy a good used one on this forum from people who are installing a SkyView.
Forum: ADS-B 11-12-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By N941WR
More than once I have seen aircraft with my eyes...

More than once I have seen aircraft with my eyes before they showed up on ADS-B.

Then a few minutes later they magically appear on the SkyView.

ADS-B isn't the panacea safety improvement the FAA...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By N941WR
The reason for the change is that wood saws spin...

The reason for the change is that wood saws spin their blades faster and have fewer teeth per inch. For cutting metal, you need to slow the blade down, which is as simple as changing the pullies and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N941WR
Steve, that self stick Velcro tends to sag in the...

Steve, that self stick Velcro tends to sag in the heat of the summer. I like to use Goop Automotive Trim Adhesive. That stuff holds up really well. (Pun intended.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N941WR
Good idea Joe! I'll pick one up! You are right,...

Good idea Joe! I'll pick one up!

You are right, that is a pretty RV!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N941WR
Joe, I already have an RV, what I need is the...

Joe, I already have an RV, what I need is the pouch to put in one. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N941WR
Document holder

The clear plastic pouch that I use to hold my airworthiness certificate, operating limitations, W&B, etc. is in need of replacement after 11 years.

I am wondering what the rest of you are using and...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By N941WR
Does your news plane (congratulations, BTW) have...

Does your news plane (congratulations, BTW) have an engine driven electrical system?
If not, you don't need to add anything, if you stay clear of the Bravo.
Forum: Tools 11-07-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By N941WR
Check Craig's List and see if you can pick up an...

Check Craig's List and see if you can pick up an early Rockwell Delta 14" bandsaw like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By N941WR
Which prop did he have on that engine? There...

Which prop did he have on that engine?

There have been issues with the Sensenich Ground Adjustable Prop being so stiff that magnetos won't make 40 hours on the O-200.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By N941WR
On a carbureted O-360, the following are the...

On a carbureted O-360, the following are the hoses I remember needing:

1. Gssolater to fuel pump
2.:Fuel pump to carb
3. Accessory case to oil cooler
4. Oil cooler to accessory case
5. Fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By N941WR
If you to with dual P-mags, look at installing an...

If you to with dual P-mags, look at installing an EICommander. The P-mags need to be adjusted for angle valve engines.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-04-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By N941WR
My first two panels had back up airspeed and...

My first two panels had back up airspeed and altimeters fron Van's. By the time I got to panel #3, I removed them and never looked back.

If you really want a backup, get a Dynon PocketPanel. Its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,276
Posted By N941WR
You are correct. I was reading about it on a...

You are correct. I was reading about it on a diesel engine site.

Still, it seems light for the HP it was putting out. I wish them luck but for any airplane company to bet that kind of cash on an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By N941WR
The SkyView has the approach plates and if you...

The SkyView has the approach plates and if you keep them up to date, you can fly an approach and it will display an airplane icon on the approach plate.

I would recommend you include a handheld GPS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By N941WR
To compensate for P factor (torque) the engine is...

To compensate for P factor (torque) the engine is not mounted straight to the fuselage. Measure it, you will see what I'm talking about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,276
Posted By N941WR
I had to research this engine. It was supposed...

I had to research this engine.

It was supposed to start certification two years ago and in that time, nothing has made the news. Sounds like a dead engine.

In reading the weight and HP numbers for...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-02-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By N941WR
Great news! Congratulations!

Great news!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,276
Posted By N941WR
No, the RV-10 is not available as a Taildragger,...

No, the RV-10 is not available as a Taildragger, requires an expensive six cylinder engine, does not like rough fields, and is difficult to get in and out of for less mobile people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,276
Posted By N941WR
One of the downsides to the current fleet of RV...

One of the downsides to the current fleet of RV designs, as a friend reminded me the other day, is that we all sit in a big bucket that are difficult for less mobile pilots and passengers to get in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By N941WR
Each of our planes is slightly different, so this...

Each of our planes is slightly different, so this may or may not be helpful.

On my -9, with both the old O-290 and the current O-360, when I would slow down for landing, the carb temperature would...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-01-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By N941WR
No updates on FaceBook since June of 2017. ...

No updates on FaceBook since June of 2017. Couldn't find a website.

Sounds dead to me.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By N941WR
Did you mean "True Airspeed"? What is important...

Did you mean "True Airspeed"?

What is important is True Airspeed at 8,000' density altitude. That is the benchmark to use.

I think you will find your numbers will go up.

Also, why 2650 RPM? Is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,042
Posted By N941WR
We need to go!

We need to go!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By N941WR
If your lights have a rear facing white light and...

If your lights have a rear facing white light and are mounted on the wingtips, you are OK.

If they are mounted in the cutouts, as used on the newer kits, you will need a tail light.
Forum: Interiors 10-28-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By N941WR
Yes, you understand correctly. I do not know...

Yes, you understand correctly.

I do not know foam very well. Maybe Scott or someone else will comment.
Forum: Interiors 10-28-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By N941WR
One other thing and I don't know if this applies...

One other thing and I don't know if this applies to the comfort foam seat kits, the Van's seat cushions come in five pieces; two for the back rest (one small piece for a lumbar support), and three...
Forum: Interiors 10-28-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By N941WR
Contact Ron Schreck. He used Van's foam for this...

Contact Ron Schreck.

He used Van's foam for this ( http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=19265) record setting flight.

I figured if he can sit on the Van's foam that long, I can...
Forum: Interiors 10-28-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By N941WR
Probably not that brand but something similar.

Probably not that brand but something similar.
Forum: Interiors 10-28-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By N941WR
Van's foam is comfortfoam. It comes with a...

Van's foam is comfortfoam.

It comes with a pattern for whatever fabric you want to put on it.

In my case, I bought some cow hides and had a local auto customizer stitch up my seats.

After 850...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By N941WR
If you are going to use a Dynon or Garmin EFIS,...

If you are going to use a Dynon or Garmin EFIS, you might want to go with their pitot tube. I'm not sure about the Garmin pitot but the Dynon has their AoA port built into the pitot tube.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,717
Posted By N941WR
In the top picture thought the words "Last Bag"...

In the top picture thought the words "Last Bag" were on his shirt and he was trying to make some kind of statement.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,717
Posted By N941WR
Very nice shop! Best of luck putting her...

Very nice shop!

Best of luck putting her together!

When riveting, check your air pressures.

Here (https://repucci.com/bill/things_to_consider.html#Riveting) is a link that may help.

One other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,889
Posted By N941WR
When I was designing my electrical system, I took...

When I was designing my electrical system, I took that into account and understood where I was coming from. I had been flying antiques without any electrical system so I knew airplanes fly just fine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By N941WR
You will find the time, if you keep your eyes on...

You will find the time, if you keep your eyes on the prize.

I was traveling full time during my build and still managed to finish it in just over four years.

There is nothing difficult in building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,889
Posted By N941WR
I just checked some pictures i have taken of my...

I just checked some pictures i have taken of my SkyView in flight and it shows i was drawing only 6 amps.

With backup batteries on pretty much everything, do you really need an E-bus?

Just asking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By N941WR
That's a lot of planes

Every time I see a Swift or Falco F8, or a (fill in the blank) I think it would be a nice airplane to own. Then I look up the performance numbers and realize I already own the better airplane, even...
Forum: California 10-26-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By N941WR
Welcome to the forum. Most people check posts by...

Welcome to the forum.

Most people check posts by clicking on "Today's Posts", or so I'm told

Thus your request showed up four times.

I hope you get a good inspection and enjoy your RV!
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,845
Posted By N941WR
Here you go:

Here you go:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,276
Posted By N941WR
I agree 98% Jay. Only I want a removable split...

I agree 98% Jay. Only I want a removable split back seats. Call it a 2+2. I could take another couple to dinner or load up a family of three and take a trip. Two people with the back seats removed...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By N941WR
I had a similar problem with my four cylinder...

I had a similar problem with my four cylinder Lycoming some time back.

I would tighten it and when I would land it would be completely unscrewed with oil streaming out of it.

It took me a bit to...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,845
Posted By N941WR
Both of those are RV-8's. I assumed we were...

Both of those are RV-8's. I assumed we were talking about the -6/7/9 since there is no tip-up available for the -8. Completely different airframe with different air loads.

If you do a search on the...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,845
Posted By N941WR
The tip-up can open in flight. I have taken off...

The tip-up can open in flight. I have taken off with it unlatched during my 40 hours. It just floats open a few inches. To close it, I recommend landing; however, if you slow down, put out the...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,845
Posted By N941WR
[/QUOTE] If you put the flaps down and slow the...

[/QUOTE]
If you put the flaps down and slow the plane down, you can probably open the slider in flight.

The real question is, can you get it open in level flight, at speed?
Forum: Flight Testing 10-26-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By N941WR
What Mel said. Just keep in mind that once you...

What Mel said.

Just keep in mind that once you go up, there is no going back down.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By N941WR
The smart a$$ answer is good enough that over...

The smart a$$ answer is good enough that over 10,000 people have built one. The real answer is that they are pretty good, not as good as the RV-10's and above but good enough that if you follow them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By N941WR
I put my transponder antenna just inboard of the...

I put my transponder antenna just inboard of the right fuel vent, up against the firewall.

Years later I upgraded the Dynon D100 EFIS / D10 EMS to a SkyView and added ADS-B. I put the ADS-B antenna...
Forum: Midwest 10-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,915
Posted By N941WR
You obviously didn't bring enough home from OSH. ...

You obviously didn't bring enough home from OSH. I still have two cases left. Then again, I did fill the center isle of our camper with Cow on the way home. I would have brought more but the back...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By N941WR
One other thing I did was to cut the front of the...

One other thing I did was to cut the front of the plenum off, slathered the front of the engine with petroleum jelly, and fiberglassed the plenum to the engine so I had a perfect fit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By N941WR
Mine comes off the rear baffle with no issue. If...

Mine comes off the rear baffle with no issue.

If you are looking to maximize your heat, cover just the heat muff with exhaust wrap, available at most auto parts stores. That will keep the heat in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By N941WR
When you mount the plenum, mount it as high as...

When you mount the plenum, mount it as high as you can to give the air a chance to expand and slow down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By N941WR
Any idea how they compare to the same Duckworth...

Any idea how they compare to the same Duckworth reflector with 100 watt bulbs?

(I'm trying to decide if now is the time to replace mine and I have 100 watt bulbs in both sides, which I am VERY happy...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,851
Posted By N941WR
Chapsticks work great for lubricating screws and...

Chapsticks work great for lubricating screws and I used cap screws w
Every place i could.

I think the only place that has 8-32 pan head screws is under the seat cushions; however, along the sides of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By N941WR
I'm not sure that is correct. I do know of one...

I'm not sure that is correct.

I do know of one new RV that used and engine and prop from a damaged RV and was given a 25 hour test period because it was previously in a certified airplane. BTW, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By N941WR
As soon as a "certified" engine is bolted to an...

As soon as a "certified" engine is bolted to an experimental aircraft, the engine becomes "experimental".

ECi (Now owned by Continental) and Superior made PMA parts for the Lycoming engines. At...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,280
Posted By N941WR
Many builders are adding so much complexity to...

Many builders are adding so much complexity to their planes that the empty weights are well over 1100 pounds for a 9, 8, 7, and 6.

Modern EFIS's have battery backups so there is little need for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By N941WR
You could bolt on regular position lights on them...

You could bolt on regular position lights on them and remove the tail light and strobe, thus saving weight.
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