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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,882
Posted By cguarino
Throttle

It is a copy of a Viper throttle. BTW, operating it is called playing the piccolo.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-17-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,452
Posted By cguarino
Why

What is the issue with the Warp Drive HP props? I know nothing about them. Just curious.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-01-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By cguarino
Confused

Dan,
I was at first confused because Reno, TX is about 5 miles from Azle, TX. I was trying to figure out why you went all the way to 52F. Then I figured out it was the big town Reno out west...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,421
Posted By cguarino
Look at it a different way

I know everyone is proud of their machines. All the hard work and effort to make it perfect. Of course you want to keep it perfect and looking good. However, it is a tool. It something you use to...
Forum: RV-4 06-13-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,606
Posted By cguarino
Roll Servo

I have a Dyno with a pitch and roll servo. I installed the pitch servo using the Dynon install kit. No problem. I put the roll servo in the tunnel with an attachment to the stick bracket. Works...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-10-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,812
Posted By cguarino
Vomit Comet

"M" maneuvers? Parabolic arcs? Probably floating the lightweight passenger. Wow!
Forum: RV-4 02-07-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,607
Posted By cguarino
Long legs

The long gear just looks better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,369
Posted By cguarino
PM

pastranafan5, I sent you a PM. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By cguarino
Who

Who has them for 25% off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,800
Posted By cguarino
Actually it is second

I'm not grading/insulting/judging etc anyone, but I think this is a dangerous comment. It lowers the level of performance expectation. To say that a pilot should not be thinking of a mag check in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Posted By cguarino
A couple of engine assembly questions

I'm finally about to reassemble my engine after a main bearing failure. I've read the service instructions but I want some advice from guys that do this regularly. My first question is what do you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,836
Posted By cguarino
If you have Pmags you can set the max rpm. ...

If you have Pmags you can set the max rpm. Another + for Pmags.

One thing no one has mentioned directly. It is very difficult for a FP prop to be good at 60 mph and still good at 200 mph. Either...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,900
Posted By cguarino
Overhaul in progress

My engine is in 5 different locations across two states. I just drove the case and crank plus steel parts up to Tulsa today. Dropped off the cylinders at Sal's in Prosper. Now wait a month to get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,900
Posted By cguarino
Don't worry

This is what a problem looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By cguarino
PM sent

Check your PM. I can help you out.
Forum: RV-4 04-03-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By cguarino
Second that

I've used them on many a pond crossings in fighters. They are easy to adjust to keep up with the sun. You can usually find them in the baby section at Target or Walmart.
Forum: Safety 03-30-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,192
Posted By cguarino
Tool control

That is why the Air Force labels and accounts for every tool that goes out to work on a jet and won't release the aircraft until all the tools are accounted for after the work is done. It is a real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By cguarino
Intake screen

I just swapped out the fuel servo on my -4 and the original one had a screen over the intake. I liked it because even with the FAB it would potentially protect the engine from big objects. Problem...
Forum: RV-4 03-03-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By cguarino
It depends

I have -4 I fly out of an 1800 grass strip and the answer is it depends. On good days I could land and stop in 500' (I have 100' trees 1000' on approach and a 5' fence at the end of the rwy). On...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,374
Posted By cguarino
AB

aka Blower
aka Burner
aka Gate
aka Pissing Dinosaurs Out The Back
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By cguarino
There is a fix

Contact Vans. They have an engineered fix for the firewall holes. I swapped my gear and I'm glad I did. Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By cguarino
either will work

The Bendix fuel servo has a port right above the fuel inlet. It is open to the cavity that houses the inlet screen. Bendix calls it the fuel pressure tap. The builder of my airplane used it instead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By cguarino
found it

90-Degree-AN3-to-7-16-Inch-20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By cguarino
Not that easy

I don't think the pump fittings will work. I don't know what thread they are but I think they are way too big on the AN flare side. I need an AN3. There must be a fitting for this. The bendix manual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By cguarino
fuel pressure tap fitting

I just swapped out my RSA-5 fuel servo and the fuel pressure tap hole is different. My original servo had a 1/8 pipe thread hole with a AN3 elbow in it. The new servo has a a plug that looks like...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,666
Posted By cguarino
That is Claiborne bombing range in R3801. I've...

That is Claiborne bombing range in R3801. I've dropped a lot of BDU-33s there.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,666
Posted By cguarino
That is.....

Rice. Those are levees built to the contour of the land. They allow the farmer to keep the correct amount of water over the rice. They grow some cotton in South Louisiana but rice, soybeans and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By cguarino
Just in case

You never know when it will need to see the signal. So, right before I takeoff I go to the refresh web page and enter my radio ID. Takes 30 secs and it will guarantee that your radio won't drop off...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,268
Posted By cguarino
Disappointing

This reply disappoints me. The OP was looking for some advice but instead gets a response that is at best useless or at worse insulting. I think we can, and do, in most cases a lot better job of...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,632
Posted By cguarino
made me nervous

A little up elevator would make me feel better.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,065
Posted By cguarino
Funny

This is funny and everyone missed it! It wouldn't be a flat if it had air pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,187
Posted By cguarino
Easy

You use an ohm meter to check the resistance of the primary and secondary windings. I think the primary should be around .5 ohms and the secondary about 15K ohms. If someone has better numbers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,187
Posted By cguarino
You can check it

You can test the coil with a multimeter. I had one that was fine cold but once up to operating temp it shorted out. Very evident with the multimeter but I had to test it hot. Good luck. Let us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,334
Posted By cguarino
How about a ship for 6 months at a time with 5000...

How about a ship for 6 months at a time with 5000 of your closest friends?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,326
Posted By cguarino
one I know of

The Viper has two cables attached to the canopy. One has to be pulled for the seat to go. The Hawg and the Eagle sequence the canopy off first but if it doesn't go it will fire the seat right...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,953
Posted By cguarino
I think that is the bottom. You can see the...

I think that is the bottom. You can see the drain **** on the left side of the pic. Funny how that bad word filter works.
Forum: Safety 10-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By cguarino
surprisingly short on opinions

Ok. I've only really had about 4 responses to this question and it is tied up. Has no one considered this situation? Ideas please.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By cguarino
Clarifcation

Maybe i was not clear in my OP. I did not fly into IMC. I was always VMC never even close to a cloud. I was perfectly safe and legal and have no reason to file a NASA report. My airplane is...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By cguarino
Exactly

I expected folk to flame me for being there but it is almost exactly like flying at night over unsuitable areas. I actually have a built in computer running AnywhereMap and I can call up a virtual...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By cguarino
WWYD

I have a question for the group. I took off Sunday in nice VMC and climbed to 12,500. My route of flight showed lots of thunderstorms but nothing I couldn't pick my way through using the XM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By cguarino
Who is the best

Ok, who is the most knowledgeable person on this forum about APRS? I need some help getting pointed in the right direction on a project that is definitely aviation related although maybe not RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By cguarino
Are you sure?

I heard Garmin had there own proprietary data stream. Is this not the case?



This is not your everyday project. It is for a very specific situation. We need SA on other aircraft and are already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By cguarino
This is what I was thinking

This is what I was thinking. Anyone has the Garmin proprietary TIS-A data format?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By cguarino
70 views

70 views but no replies. Is it really that hard to do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By cguarino
Garmin 696 and APRS

Has anyone figured out how to display APRS tracks on a Garmin 696? I want to hook up a tracker like this one (http://www.amazon.com/SainSonic-AP510-Transceiver-Bluetooth-Thermometer/dp/B00JLB94IS)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,136
Posted By cguarino
I've seen it

I've had my engine kickback during start with 2 P-Mags but never had any damage like that. As a precaution, I set my base timing about one tooth retarded. That way on start it will fire after TDC...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,543
Posted By cguarino
Engine preheater

I bet that is the cord for his engine preheater. I know because I have something similar under my cowl. Just that, not the rest of the abortion.
Forum: RV-4 06-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,336
Posted By cguarino
stick well

I put the roll servo in the stick well with a short rod attached to the stick bracket. I did reinforce the side of the stick well with a backup plate. Works great.
Forum: Florida (North) 05-29-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By cguarino
Need a place to park a -4

I will be TDY to Tyndall AFB from 10 Jun to 20 Aug 14 and I'd like to bring my -4. I don't like big airports but I'm not finding a lot of small airports around Panama City. Does anyone know of a...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,317
Posted By cguarino
$930/ year for 56K hull all risks.

$930/ year for 56K hull all risks.
Forum: Safety 04-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,891
Posted By cguarino
Too many! The government is way too big. Plus I...

Too many! The government is way too big. Plus I wasn't talking about illegal activities.
Forum: Safety 04-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,891
Posted By cguarino
It is his property

The property owner should have complete and total say in what does or does not happen on his property. He paid for it and is responsible for it and therefore his word is final. Thank him for...
Forum: Propellers 03-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,798
Posted By cguarino
Ditto except change RV6 to RV4

Ditto except change RV6 to RV4
Forum: RV-4 12-18-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By cguarino
Smokey, I almost never disagree with you but...

Smokey,
I almost never disagree with you but I have to say the electric flap conversion is one of the best mods I've done to my -4. The manual flap handle is just always in the way. Down it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By cguarino
Okay....

for a rough cut. Large kerf and throws a LOT of metal chips. Wear your safety glasses and get the broom out.
Forum: Safety 12-08-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,085
Posted By cguarino
It can happen to an airplane too

Here is a pic (http://discity.com/kc135/aircraf4.jpg) of KC-135 that was overpressurized. Ugly.
http://discity.com/kc135/aircraf4.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By cguarino
Walnut Shells

I think the best option is to blast them with walnut shells or other similar media. Do not use sand. You can look it up in the Lycoming Direct Drive Overhaul Manual. It talks about cleaning carbon...
Forum: Safety 11-21-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,003
Posted By cguarino
Why US?

How do you know this wasn't a Canadian C-130? BTW, when investigated, most "holy cr@p, I could count the rivets" encounters turn out to be in the thousands of feet of separation.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,080
Posted By cguarino
Loctite

I had this same problem on my -4. There is a special Loctite made just for this application. I think the one you want is 603 but don't hold me to that. I know it was green. I made that repair at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,896
Posted By cguarino
Mandatory

That nerve block is a must have. I've had surgery on both shoulders and I had a nerve block on both. I got mine in recovery and I can tell you the pain was extreme prior to receiving the block. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By cguarino
I had the same failure

I had the exact same failure a couple of years ago. The magnets came loose and disintegrated. Ran fine, just wouldn't make it's own power. I check that they are self generating every other flight...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,421
Posted By cguarino
In New Orleans

I hit a parrot at night with an A-10.
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