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Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By airguy
Another view, in my 9A wing....

Another view, in my 9A wing.

http://halie.com/scale/40/oe8.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By airguy
I'm in for certain. Keep the details coming.

I'm in for certain. Keep the details coming.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By airguy
Oh, you mean like the glider towplanes, or the...

Oh, you mean like the glider towplanes, or the skydiver planes? Over and over again, all day long every day... :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By airguy
You didn't screw up, you just added a return line...

You didn't screw up, you just added a return line penetration before you realized you needed it. Duplicate on the other tank and build on! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By airguy
Flew to Reno with new maps but old software,...

Flew to Reno with new maps but old software, didn't die. Guess it'll be mostly all right.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By airguy
If in doubt about where to trim, just do about 20...

If in doubt about where to trim, just do about 20 or so landings and pull the fairings - then trim 1/4" beyond all the torn up fiberglass - and that will be just about right.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By airguy
I ran Dynon for my main panel, with a Garmin 430W...

I ran Dynon for my main panel, with a Garmin 430W for the certified IFR receiver, because the 430W has been around long enough that Garmin is not likely to jack around with the software and change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,709
Posted By airguy
Same here. I paid Mel to do my inspection,...

Same here. I paid Mel to do my inspection, because I wanted a real inspection.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By airguy
Notice how he implies the airplane is better than...

Notice how he implies the airplane is better than some of the people? :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By airguy
Proper planning with the calendar allows this to...

Proper planning with the calendar allows this to be a 13-month event, essentially.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,096
Posted By airguy
That's the only one I might argue about, and even...

That's the only one I might argue about, and even then it's dealers choice. I have trim, PTT, AP disconnect, and flaps up/down on my stick in the 9A. I have the flap positioner on my plane so I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,788
Posted By airguy
I run about 17 gph on takeoff with the same...

I run about 17 gph on takeoff with the same engine, at 2700' field altitude, and you're right, it's slobbering rich but it runs cool. At about 500' off the ground I pull the RPM back to 2500, leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,773
Posted By airguy
I'm very much wanting to add a fuel temp probe,...

I'm very much wanting to add a fuel temp probe, preferably at the fuel divider, and failing that at least at the servo inlet. That little device looks like it might work but I would prefer a smaller...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By airguy
Compression ignition? Certainly looks like a pair...

Compression ignition? Certainly looks like a pair of spark plugs on each cylinder...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,447
Posted By airguy
That will be "Refer to MFR"

That will be "Refer to MFR"
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By airguy
I bought the kit for install in my 9A just after...

I bought the kit for install in my 9A just after I got mine flying, with the intent of installing it during my first annual condition inspection - but by the time that day came around I already had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By airguy
Tubes are shockingly high for what they are, but...

Tubes are shockingly high for what they are, but I found that to be true across multiple vendors.

I'm running the Desser retreads now on my 9A.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,019
Posted By airguy
And his online activity shows that he hasn't...

And his online activity shows that he hasn't logged in again since posting the sale ad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By airguy
I took the Gleim for my instrument written this...

I took the Gleim for my instrument written this summer and it worked just fine - but be aware that it "teaches to the test". Their goal is to get you to pass the test, and they don't necessarily...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By airguy
ANYTIME the spousal unit makes noises that even...

ANYTIME the spousal unit makes noises that even vaguely sound like it could lead to another airplane, you just shut up, nod your head, and proceed.

Some times it works the other way also. With all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By airguy
Lots of truth here. There is no substitute for...

Lots of truth here. There is no substitute for doing your own research.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,277
Posted By airguy
Well seeing as how the gummint was involved, I...

Well seeing as how the gummint was involved, I would say that you certainly could achieve "better" and "cheaper" by removing them - and likely get it faster too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,575
Posted By airguy
Hoo boy... "once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade...

Hoo boy... "once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend!" :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By airguy
FWIW, I accidentally tested this during my Phase...

FWIW, I accidentally tested this during my Phase I, during some turbulence. I was switching between my primary and secondary alternators checking output between them, and in a decent jolt of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By airguy
Agreed. I'm running dual 10" Skyview Classic and...

Agreed. I'm running dual 10" Skyview Classic and a Garmin 430W for the IFR work, and it's outstanding. Dynon's innovation and market support make them the top of the pile in the experimental avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By airguy
With the way the proseal is applied along the...

With the way the proseal is applied along the seams, the rivet itself isn't likely to be the leak point - at least not in a way that 40/41 is going to solve.

I don't see a downside to it, I just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,277
Posted By airguy
If you still have the building surface available...

If you still have the building surface available for it, I would build a new flap since you're not painted yet. Will likely be faster, and will certainly be stronger.
Forum: Safety 09-01-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,442
Posted By airguy
Agreed. With the constant speed Whirlwind, I like...

Agreed. With the constant speed Whirlwind, I like to drop one notch of flaps at 90 knots on downwind, another at 75 knots turning base, and don't run full flaps until short final, crossing the fence...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,217
Posted By airguy
I was wondering about the fuel load - I planned...

I was wondering about the fuel load - I planned on 133 gallons in my plane for the same leg, very close to yours. I can put 67 in the wing tanks and plan on a 66 gallon turtle-pac in the right seat....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By airguy
Hmmm, weekend after Reno, I'm sure my airplane...

Hmmm, weekend after Reno, I'm sure my airplane will need a bath... :D
Forum: Propellers 08-31-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By airguy
I had heard something from Whirlwind about a year...

I had heard something from Whirlwind about a year ago, I believe, that they were working on a swap-out program for people sending in props for rebuild, so they wouldn't be AOG for 8+ weeks waiting on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,029
Posted By airguy
Why? It's not needed. Dual parallel pumps and a...

Why? It's not needed. Dual parallel pumps and a simple duplex valve accomplish the same thing with less complexity and cost, and preserve the redundancy of dual pumps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By airguy
Sorry Walt - my memory proved faulty - it's the...

Sorry Walt - my memory proved faulty - it's the 10 row model 8000081 AeroClassic (standard, not HE) that I'm using, on the firewall.

On an extended max performance climb in full summertime...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By airguy
I thought the serial number was established with...

I thought the serial number was established with the sale of the empennage? If so then this would just be a replacement fuse kit for that existing serial number.

Take that scenario a step further -...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,651
Posted By airguy
Me too - I've seen me try to weld stainless, and...

Me too - I've seen me try to weld stainless, and it ain't pretty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,029
Posted By airguy
Don't leave on our account - there is always...

Don't leave on our account - there is always value in discussion and even occasional dissention, as long as it's kept in the realm of civil discourse. Your first post on this thread came across as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,029
Posted By airguy
The trick here, as you noted, is to reduce the...

The trick here, as you noted, is to reduce the pressure drop in the draw to the suction of the pump as much as possible. I eliminated the engine-driven pump and installed two electric pumps on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By airguy
Baffle or firewall mount? I'm running the...

Baffle or firewall mount?

I'm running the Aero-Classic 11-row on my firewall, parallel-valve IO360 with squirters. It's adequate, but only just, at lower altitudes. Above about 8000' cruise it's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-27-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,184
Posted By airguy
If I'm solo with full (standard) fuel, I'm just...

If I'm solo with full (standard) fuel, I'm just dialing the autopilot back from 500 fpm to 400 fpm holding about 95 knots in the climb as I'm coming up on 17,500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,029
Posted By airguy
I'm rolling up on 275 hours now on my IO360...

I'm rolling up on 275 hours now on my IO360 running Walmart-grade 91 premium autogas with ethanol on 8.7:1 compression with no issues. I did build the entire fuel system on the airplane with ethanol...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-26-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,651
Posted By airguy
Ross - what has been your experience with a...

Ross - what has been your experience with a heatsoak where the gas in the injector lines has flashed to vapor, and then you hit the fuel pumps for starting, pressurizing those lines to the 40-ish...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,184
Posted By airguy
Do it - you'll never look back.

Do it - you'll never look back.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,651
Posted By airguy
And again, keep in mind that with loop-style fuel...

And again, keep in mind that with loop-style fuel rail, hot-starts are a non-issue since the heat-soaked fuel and vapor goes back through the regulator and into the tanks as soon as you turn on the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,651
Posted By airguy
Sure, that would work fine. The reason Borla says...

Sure, that would work fine. The reason Borla says to put it on the return side of a fuel rail loop is so that cool fuel is always circulating through the system - once the fuel goes through the loop...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,651
Posted By airguy
The manufacturer is talking about gauge pressure...

The manufacturer is talking about gauge pressure with respect to atmosphere. Ross is talking about gauge pressure with respect to the manifold. The electronic SDS/EFII style injectors are seeing the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By airguy
Mine will do that occasionally if I'm still...

Mine will do that occasionally if I'm still significantly LOP and pull the throttle all the way off - EGT's tell me I am losing fire in one or two cylinders that way, richening the mixture or adding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By airguy
I sure do enjoy being able to plan 1,000 nm...

I sure do enjoy being able to plan 1,000 nm nonstop trips without even worrying about winds aloft and fuel reserves, I'll tell you that much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By airguy
http://halie.com/scale/35/oex.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/35/oex.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,184
Posted By airguy
Heresy! Quit trying to screw up the new...

Heresy!

Quit trying to screw up the new recruits! :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,184
Posted By airguy
You'll need a frame to hold the wings while...

You'll need a frame to hold the wings while working on them, but not a "jig" like you're thinking of. You could build what's needed in a couple hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By airguy
There's a hundred different ways to skin this cat...

There's a hundred different ways to skin this cat - but the goal is to make sure all your grounds have a good way to dump lots of amps and stay at the same potential.

I used two pieces of heavy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By airguy
I do that DURING the trip, what are you talking...

I do that DURING the trip, what are you talking about? :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By airguy
It can be a pain, yes. I have a 125 gallon...

It can be a pain, yes. I have a 125 gallon stainless tank that I put a 12-volt pump on, and can carry it in the back of my pickup and lift it in/out with a chain hoist at the barn. I'm buying 91E10...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By airguy
Build on. I've got worse than that on my...

Build on. I've got worse than that on my airplane, a good many of us do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,575
Posted By airguy
The salesmen at my company are very good at...

The salesmen at my company are very good at occasionally "selling" something that I cannot design/engineer. And I can quite easily design/engineer something that the shop cannot physically build. And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,575
Posted By airguy
The salesmen at my company are very good at...

The salesmen at my company are very good at occasionally "selling" something that I cannot design/engineer. And I can quite easily design/engineer something that the shop cannot physically build. And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By airguy
I wasn't even aware of the occasion, but I flew...

I wasn't even aware of the occasion, but I flew 3.4 anyway. Just past the halfway point on my IFR, and 300 hours on my airplane.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-19-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By airguy
Negative. The Whirlwind RV200 prop uses the...

Negative.

The Whirlwind RV200 prop uses the Saber 2.25" extension, separate from the prop hub, when installed on a 360 with the James extended cowl for an RV 9A. It may or may not be needed with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By airguy
The Whirlwind uses a 2.250" extended hub. Are you...

The Whirlwind uses a 2.250" extended hub. Are you considering them a "non-standard" CS prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,878
Posted By airguy
I think we’re talking about different tables! :D

I think we’re talking about different tables! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,878
Posted By airguy
I'll be there, in the F1 pits a good bit of the...

I'll be there, in the F1 pits a good bit of the time as well, hope to meet up with you.

If the tables at the Peppermill are kind to me, I may just order the EFI setup for my plane. :D
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,161
Posted By airguy
This is the reason I don't have a lockable canopy...

This is the reason I don't have a lockable canopy on my plane. If someone wants my avionics they will find a way to take them - either opening the canopy or breaking it. Either way my insurance...
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