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Forum: GPS 10-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The safefly gps unit is external and just...

The safefly gps unit is external and just connects to a serial port. Why would you need to send in the ahars? I ask because I have the safefly wired to my Sport SX, which I am about to upgrade to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If you’re not committed to the MGL you could go...

If you’re not committed to the MGL you could go to a GRT Horizon HXr with their echoUAT and safefly gps. This will allow RNAV approaches, which is more future proof than VOR anyways. GRT says this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had mine wired that way to my GTR200 until...

I had mine wired that way to my GTR200 until adding ads-b and needing the serial port on my Sport. I had never used it and didn't miss it. I am now upgrading to an HXr and will have it wired again,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My money would be on fuel delivery issue. New...

My money would be on fuel delivery issue. New enough plane that maybe some construction debris has made its way into the fuel system? Carb should still be in good shape, as should the ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
There is not one "official" blank POH, but VAF...

There is not one "official" blank POH, but VAF has a bunch of examples

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm


Chris
Forum: ADS-B 09-13-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
How do you have the unit wired to your EFIS, and...

How do you have the unit wired to your EFIS, and are you using the gps/serial port combiner as well? The abds-b weather input will be on it's own serial port I believe, so you will need to make sure...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Especially with your less common prop, there is...

Especially with your less common prop, there is only way to know for your specific setup, which is to do some testing. I have seen a very wide range of reported glide speeds for 9's. Ratios may be...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Have been flying with mine for several months and...

Have been flying with mine for several months and am very pleased. I do occasionally note the dropped targets, however I am confident they will resolve the issue. I also fly in such a congested area...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I built a closed-loop fish pump system while my...

I built a closed-loop fish pump system while my used engine sat before first flight (a total of about 10 months). I also used dessicant plugs. I actually nerded out and built an arduino system that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My problem was instantly solved by a new pump,...

My problem was instantly solved by a new pump, and I believe others' have been as well. I do not run mogas, and have never had vapor lock issues. In my case, the high fuel pressure may have also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Myself and several others have had the same...

Myself and several others have had the same problem, caused by a failing mechanical fuel pump. Don't ask me how. But if you confirm the gauge's reading, I don't see much besides a bad pump that would...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,381
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Bought a used GRT EIS4000 on this site with all...

Bought a used GRT EIS4000 on this site with all sensors, for $500. Deals are out there.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 08-05-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have exactly the same issue. Frequently get...

I have exactly the same issue. Frequently get tracked, albeit spotty, around here in central FL, but this weekend flew to North Georgia and back at 10000' and didn't show up at all except a brief...
Forum: Autopilots 08-05-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
GRT A/P roll servo water intrusion

Hey guys -

My normally hangared 9A sat outside Friday night when some heavy rain came through. On climbout Saturday morning, I flipped on the autopilot and got some wonky error messages, mainly...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,197
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The value of adsb here lies not in separation,...

The value of adsb here lies not in separation, but in fairly sequencing things so that people CAN'T cut the line. It's a trivial matter to design a system that enters your tail number into a queue as...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,197
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
As adsb becomes more common, it seems that if the...

As adsb becomes more common, it seems that if the FAA cared to, they could use it to make things much better, or at least stop rewarding the bad behavior. An automated system could register your N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
PM sent Chris

PM sent

Chris
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am searching my archives for a good picture,...

I am searching my archives for a good picture, but what I ended up doing was using a large adel clamp on a standoff on the FAB that holds the SCAT tubing away from the throttle cable and exhaust. It...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Happened to me, and also caused carb to overflow,...

Happened to me, and also caused carb to overflow, creating a dangerous situation. Installed a new pump and also rebuilt the carb and all is perfect again.

Chris
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Gotta be a defect. The grip length (distance...

Gotta be a defect. The grip length (distance from bottom of bolt head to beginning of threads) should be 3 11/16" for AN6-42 if I am reading my chart right. I'll bet yours measures longer. I think...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Never had an issue with any of the dogs at my...

Never had an issue with any of the dogs at my field and they help contribute to the friendly atmosphere that I enjoy.

I get that they could pose a perceived risk that we want to mitigate. But that...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,137
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Any updates on this? Every once in a while on a...

Any updates on this? Every once in a while on a local flight in FL I will get picked up sporadically. This weekend however I flew from FL to NC and back without ever being picked up by flightaware...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Made it all the way from TPA to 40 miles shy of...

Made it all the way from TPA to 40 miles shy of our destination in Raleigh yesterday, before being completely stopped by a line of pink on the radar, and fuel approaching my minimums after numerous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
New FAA training rules

It looks like some nice changes may be coming to the rules - most specifically (for me, anyways) allowing time in Technically Advanced Aircraft (which many of our RV's may qualify as) to count...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-12-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Apparently Mercury marine just agreed to lease...

Apparently Mercury marine just agreed to lease that site again, so if they are still as secretive as they had been, it probably won't be open. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,932
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from...

I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from GRT today. Installation was straightforward and took about 4 hours, counting a trip to Lowes to buy some 8-32 flush head screws for mounting. That...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just upgraded to echoUAT and took out my...

I just upgraded to echoUAT and took out my Stratux box and Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS. How about you pay shipping and I send them to you?

Chris
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My wife and I did a similar anniversary trip to...

My wife and I did a similar anniversary trip to Charleston, and chose LRO. We got an Uber, which was an easy trip and had the benefit of getting local insight from the the friendly driver on the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Glad you found it! My unit with the GRT GPS is...

Glad you found it! My unit with the GRT GPS is coming this week and I hope to have it installed and tested out by this weekend. I have a Sport SX and GTX 327.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Any chance you have older software? That feature...

Any chance you have older software? That feature was added in version 6.01 in July of 2017.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I believe you set it to EchoUAT/TMAP. ...

I believe you set it to EchoUAT/TMAP.

http://uavionix.com/downloads/echo-uat/echoUAT-User-and-Installation-Guide.pdf

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Maybe because your ground speed is too slow?...

Maybe because your ground speed is too slow?

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Is your transponder in standby mode? If so I...

Is your transponder in standby mode? If so I don't believe you will see anything on the monitor until you are in the air and it switches to ALT mode and starts transmitting data, otherwise there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A setup like this...

A setup like this https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/frontpage/products/nflightcam-cockpit-kit-for-hero5-black is all you need and more. The patch cable goes between your headset audio plug and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Many GoPros do have capability to input audio...

Many GoPros do have capability to input audio with an adapter. Which model do you have? The newer ones, with USB-C ports can use this one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It is part #1. One end of it is restricted, and...

It is part #1. One end of it is restricted, and you just drill out that small section. I have done it twice, in two small increments, to get to where I felt happy. First time under the direction...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Here is a complete solution...

Here is a complete solution https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/frontpage/products/nflightcam-cockpit-kit-for-hero5-black

You can also buy just the audio cable and adapter to plug it into the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Seconded. I run 45 all around with absolutely no...

Seconded. I run 45 all around with absolutely no issues.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had similar total time (around 150 hours) when...

I had similar total time (around 150 hours) when I completed my RV. I was instrument rated. 5 hours of transition training and I was good to go. Insurance was very reasonable, and has gone down, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,579
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
You are in good company. As you progress, it's a...

You are in good company. As you progress, it's a bit of both: you're skills get better, and you get better at fixing your mistakes. You will decide to replace a few parts, but sometimes that won't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Are you using the new style crossover exhaust...

Are you using the new style crossover exhaust with new heat muff? If so, it doesn't align with the way the plans have you build the carb heat intake in the FAB - it also ends up very close to it. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not a doctor, but a paramedic so I do look at...

Not a doctor, but a paramedic so I do look at lots of EKG's. In and of itself that heart rate is fine if it is a regular sinus rhythm, and if it increases with exertion, which is probably what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,965
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I love my mini 4 as well, but keep in mind that...

I love my mini 4 as well, but keep in mind that even it is 3 years old now, which is a long time as these things go. As apps improve they use more processing power. The mini won't keep up as long as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Here's my theory: A leak as you suspect will...

Here's my theory:

A leak as you suspect will allow fuel into the vent line at the tank fitting. This fuel settles into the low spot in the vent line, essentially forming a liquid plug. As things...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I used Rustoleum hammered gray and also Rustoleum...

I used Rustoleum hammered gray and also Rustoleum clear coat. I don't remember which clear coat specifically I used to be honest, though.

Another benefit - if for some reason it does need a...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That is exactly what I did with my panel, and...

That is exactly what I did with my panel, and have been extremely happy with it. Despite the naysayers, it has been very durable. Prep is key. I primed first, and then sprayed on several coats,...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,346
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If you're gonna order a new one, you might as...

If you're gonna order a new one, you might as well at least practice re-shaping that piece. I wouldn't be surprised if you could massage it back to near-perfect.

Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am pretty familiar with that info, however to...

I am pretty familiar with that info, however to me the valves themselves look great. I am more wondering about the areas around it. It very well could be nothing, or just lighting...



These...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I run 100LL exclusively, and for the last 10...

I run 100LL exclusively, and for the last 10 hours or so have also started Decalin, although I have never had any lead fouling issues. I generally am pretty religious about leaning, both on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just reviewed the logs and #4 doesn't appear to...

I just reviewed the logs and #4 doesn't appear to be hotter or cooler than the others. It is carbureted, not injected, so mixture could certainly be different in that cylinder though. It did strike...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had the same thought, just odd that I only see...

I had the same thought, just odd that I only see it on #4. Here is #1 for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Borescope Pics - yellow deposits

Working on my condition inspection today, and borescoped all cylinders. All the exhaust valves look excellent (2 years, 200ish hours on the cylinders). Compressions 74,76,78,78

Only odd thing is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That's odd. Mine hasn't shrunk in the 2 years...

That's odd. Mine hasn't shrunk in the 2 years and 220ish hours it has been flying, and it is still just as flexible. But I have heard other people complain of shrinking, also. Wonder if K&N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think a lot depends on the dog. I have a...

I think a lot depends on the dog. I have a ridgeback with big floppy ears and the muffs work well because they press his ears down over his head which I think provides a good bit of the protection....
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Consider used headsets. I got a Zulu 2 used from...

Consider used headsets. I got a Zulu 2 used from an avionics shop for an excellent price. It is much better than what I could buy new for the price.

Chris
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,342
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I rebuilt what in hindsight would have been a...

I rebuilt what in hindsight would have been a totally airworthy horizontal stabilizer, due to some newbie cosmetic mistakes. I know it stings, but in the long run the extra time and effort will be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The website states it is for “moderate noise”...

The website states it is for “moderate noise” cockpits, like turboprops. Doubt it would be enough for an RV.

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It is the Matco BRL-1 reline kit,...

It is the Matco BRL-1 reline kit,

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/matcoBRAKERELINEKITS.php?clickkey=45673
Also make sure you have a rivet tool to do it properly:...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had the same question, but in practice, after...

I had the same question, but in practice, after two years of flying and experimenting with different seat settings, it hasn't seemed to matter. The cushion just moves the crotch strap forward or...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not a 540 (or cooling) expert, but my only...

Not a 540 (or cooling) expert, but my only concern is, as you mentioned, that if you are reaching 410 on climbout when OAT's are in the mid 30's, what will they be this summer when OAT's may be in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just followed the manual directions exactly and...

I just followed the manual directions exactly and was very happy with how they turned out. No pro seal or tape necessary. The pro seal did work well for the rudder and elevators i believe, after...
Forum: Propellers 03-31-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Only the 150/160HP sensenich props (70" diameter)...

Only the 150/160HP sensenich props (70" diameter) have the 2600 RPM restriction.

Chris
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