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Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Landed with a flat tire with Mike Seager at...

Landed with a flat tire with Mike Seager at Astoria. We kept the power up to make it off the runway at least. Once you stop you won't get started again. Repaired it on the taxiway and flew back...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Just attach the extinguisher to the front spar...

Just attach the extinguisher to the front spar covers over the fuel lines using the screw holes going into the z brackets. (Assuming the 6 has those like the 7 and 9 do... apologies in advance if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
It’s not a big deal to rivet around the conduit...

It’s not a big deal to rivet around the conduit if located where Vans suggests. I would highly recommend installing while the skins are off.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
If I understand it correctly, the bolt...

If I understand it correctly, the bolt orientation is intended to give the rudder cables less chance to get caught on the nut which is thicker than the bolt head.

In point of fact, my rudder cable...
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Just to close out this thread, for those of you...

Just to close out this thread, for those of you who may be in a similar situation... I appear to have gotten my system up and working. In working close with Uavionix support I found a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Just the typical automotive store variety or is...

Just the typical automotive store variety or is there an "aircraft grade" version that we should be looking for? I've always had a bit of oil weep on my return lines so I think this would be a good...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Are my setup values correct?

In the meantime, I'm wondering if I have the normal setup numbers correct in the "Configuration" Menu as I did have a bit of trouble interpreting the Uavionix installation manual for a couple...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Update: I finally got a report from one of...

Update: I finally got a report from one of yesterday’s flights, though still not from my original Friday afternoon flight. The former is the good news, the FAA saw me, at least a little bit. The...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Thank you. Do you have the weblink for that? I...

Thank you. Do you have the weblink for that? I looked all over their site unsuccessfully even though it was probably right in front of me.
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Did you do this in flight or on the ground,...

Did you do this in flight or on the ground, Robert?

I just went back out and changed mine from the about 1500 default down to 1350 on the ground. Almost immediately this gave me both baro alt and...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Thanks Bob. Yes, it is the latter. No hardwire....

Thanks Bob. Yes, it is the latter. No hardwire. If I recall correctly my threshold sensitivity default from the factory was pretty high compared to what other threads indicated theirs needed to be...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Test flew again, ensuring Bluetooth was off and I...

Test flew again, ensuring Bluetooth was off and I don’t have cell data plan on my iPad. Foreflight showed my ownship data accurately and was getting good adsb in data and good gps position data. i...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Will do for both of theses suggestions later...

Will do for both of theses suggestions later today. Will report back. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
I didn’t have Bluetooth on and don’t have...

I didn’t have Bluetooth on and don’t have cellular data on my iPad, but I will fly again and see if the setup data including my n number is saved and showing. Will also see if my foreflight is...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Thanks. If tried it with a time and without a...

Thanks. If tried it with a time and without a time. Same result.
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
UAvionix “failed to generate report” cause

I have a Uavionix Echo + Skyfyx EXT echoing a Garmin 320A. No EFIS or other GPS connections. I climbed to 10,500 to do the verification test, flew for 30 minutes there, then landed and submitted the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
I also use 14184, but concur that 14129 is the...

I also use 14184, but concur that 14129 is the same--except the fan is vaned to spin the opposite direction--and it is easier to source. Alternators don't care which way they spin and Van's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,560
You’ll be fine. I’m guessing that if you have a...

You’ll be fine. I’m guessing that if you have a solid instructor you don’t need any specific pointers from the us., He or she will help you figure it out. More likely you just need more time to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
I had this problem early in my -9's life. I...

I had this problem early in my -9's life. I found the solution to be bleeding the fuel line at the fuel pressure sender. Eventually I put it on my annual condition inspection to do list. It also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
SMA to BNC or TNC adapter?

Did any of you get an SMA to TNC (fully threaded connector) adapter rather than the SMA to BNC (quarter twist style bayonet connector) for the connection between the echo unit and the customer...
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,183
Am about to install my uavionix echo all in one...

Am about to install my uavionix echo all in one early next week and am anticipating a couple questions. Am I correct that switching in and out of anonymous mode is done through the mobile app rather...
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Great. Thanks for the replies. That will make...

Great. Thanks for the replies. That will make m6 install much easier! Appreciate the help.
Forum: ADS-B 09-18-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
UAvionix Echo/SkyFYX grounding requirement

I'm about to install a UAvionix Echo/SkyFYX all-in-one system. The wiring diagram shows only two wires are needed, a power and a ground. My question: Is it likely that I'd be successful in grounding...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
That’s exactly what I get with my two slicks! ...

That’s exactly what I get with my two slicks! That said, mine are coming up on their 500-hour mandatory inspection so I will probably switch at least one of them to a pmag for the fuel savings if...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
The "Regular" Cessna towbar, for $62, works great...

The "Regular" Cessna towbar, for $62, works great too, and is light. Good for traveling or around hangar.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/ps/towbars_0cessna/grnd_towbars4.php

For any of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-15-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,741
For sure, landing speeds absent flap settings...

For sure, landing speeds absent flap settings aren’t all that helpful. Beyond that, and irrespective of flap settings, given differences in instrument, pitot, and static system errors, all these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Spar and carry-through are not identical.

Spar and carry-through are not identical.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
When’s the last time you were there Andy? ...

When’s the last time you were there Andy? Current pirep?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,370
That’s a big assumption. If I’m asking $69.5K...

That’s a big assumption. If I’m asking $69.5K and one person offers $69.5k but is going to have to get started on a loan process that may take a few days and another offers $69K with ready cash, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,370
They can. Within reason I’ll often take less for...

They can. Within reason I’ll often take less for a quick sale. The key is “within reason.”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,370
Because you know someone who already has cash on...

Because you know someone who already has cash on hand is going to lead to a quicker closing than someone who has to go through the process of applying for and getting a loan. That does matter to me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
There is nothing magical about matched EGT's from...

There is nothing magical about matched EGT's from one cylinder to another. You are only concerned about that EGT compared to how that EGT normally reads. Minute variations in probe placement lead to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Thanks Wallace. What altitudes did SLCenter...

Thanks Wallace. What altitudes did SLCenter typically have you flying?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Thanks for the suggestions! Appreciate the help.

Thanks for the suggestions! Appreciate the help.
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Have flown 500 hours, through occasional rain and...

Have flown 500 hours, through occasional rain and occasionally off grass and gravel strips. The tape is a bit scuffed and nicked in places but the underlying prop is in perfect condition.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-18-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Van's at Arlington?

Was Van's noticeably absent again? I know a couple years ago they understandably stopped going because it was just before Oshkosh, but I hope they start showing up at Arlington again. It's got to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Salt Lake-Flagstaff route suggestions

Anyone have any suggestions for VFR routing from the Salt Lake area to Flagstaff, AZ? There doesn’t seem to be any one obvious choice given some seemingly imposing terrain between the two. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Hi Earl. In my opinion, the skills are...

Hi Earl. In my opinion, the skills are relatively easy to learn if you are willing to invest the money, and especially the time, to do so. Definitely not IKEA easy but learnable for most people. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Happened to me a couple years ago. My guess is...

Happened to me a couple years ago. My guess is that it is simply the tailwheel steering/control arm that needs to be replaced rather than the pin. They wear over time. Easily found on vans website...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
1. “Mismatched” screws may be per plans as they...

1. “Mismatched” screws may be per plans as they are on the -9 in order to eliminate potential interference with, for example , the control system. There are also many places where Vans calls for a...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,758
If you live in Arkansas and bring in $135K per...

If you live in Arkansas and bring in $135K per year you SHOULD have a lot of financial flexibility, but obviously everyone’s situation, priorities, and money management skills are different. All...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Lots of ways... This should keep you busy for a...

Lots of ways... This should keep you busy for a while...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/search.php?searchid=40701449
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Although generally not deal, play in a manual...

Although generally not deal, play in a manual trim tab is very normal, well documented in the archives, and indeed is something Vans has confirmed as normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Yes, more cutout on bottom is necessary...

Yes, more cutout on bottom is necessary regardless of gear type. In flare some downward angle is needed. In addition, most taildraggers aim left light down more for taxi and aim right light up a...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-17-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Thanks. He’s almost 16 and will be going through...

Thanks. He’s almost 16 and will be going through his initial training relatively slowly, as in an hour per week or so. Age should not be an issue. Just needs an instructor enthusiastic about...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-16-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Flight instructor PHX area needed for future RVer

Gave a ride in the RV to a 15 yr old who is a sharp, great kid keen to start working on his ratings for a pilot career but needs to find an instructor who is good working with kids and ideally has...
Forum: International 06-05-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Perhaps because it’s a big world out there and...

Perhaps because it’s a big world out there and there and there are some really cool people and really cool places that most Americans never take the opportunity to get to know. To turn the question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,334
Wow, this brings back old memories. 14 years ago!...

Wow, this brings back old memories. 14 years ago! Forgot I even asked this question. As it turns out, didn’t need to thin it, or at least I chose not to. No leaks yet!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
What Brian said!!!

What Brian said!!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
What he said. You're going to need them for...

What he said. You're going to need them for future maintenance and inspection anyway.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-17-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
From my experience, Hawaii RVators keep a pretty...

From my experience, Hawaii RVators keep a pretty low profile here on VAF. They inevitably get hit up by tourists if they publicize their location too widely. ;):o
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Just because one thing is good, doesn't mean all is well...

I was just going to post that Odyssey's do indeed, according to their literature, like higher voltages than other batteries. However, and this a BIG however, Plane Power regulators are to my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Ditto this. My first cowl flap came with...

Ditto this. My first cowl flap came with signficant binding that I didn't realize mattered. After repeated blown fuses and even some attempts to file out the binding I contacted Alan at AntiSplat...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Have been using the stock Vans cables for 7 years...

Have been using the stock Vans cables for 7 years and 500 hours. Regarding your second concern, absolutely no complaints. I just set the friction control so that it's clearly providing some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,567
Tempest has a new filter called EZSpin that...

Tempest has a new filter called EZSpin that doesn’t require lube like its old version did. For all others, as far as I know, a light film of DC-4 is appropriate or oil if DC-4 is not handy. Good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
I would be a bit reluctant to drill a no. 8 hole...

I would be a bit reluctant to drill a no. 8 hole in my longeron, let alone just for the purpose of attaching a non-structural fairing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Standard method is described in your construction...

Standard method is described in your construction manual and shown on Van's drawings. Uses plastic grommets surrounded by sealant. For added protection, some choose to install stainless shields...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
It's a non-issue in my experience. Properly...

It's a non-issue in my experience. Properly tapped, and reasonably torqued, the screws will stay put just fine. I've never had one back out at all between condition inspections, 7 years running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Transition training with Mike Seager or another...

Transition training with Mike Seager or another qualified transition trainer would easily get you the hours you need. Well worth the time and resources. Good luck.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
I have a 0-320-D2A and 2-blade Catto, dual slick...

I have a 0-320-D2A and 2-blade Catto, dual slick mags. When warm I can get a smooth idle down around 700 rpm or so while on the ground, but that is still way too fast for landing unless I want to...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Given the very good climb rates of RV's , even...

Given the very good climb rates of RV's , even with a fixed-pitch cruise prop, I'm not sure what the advantage of a ground adjustable prop is. A constant-speed prop would be great for maximum...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
I've experienced this and this is exactly the...

I've experienced this and this is exactly the advice I would give. Yes, you might be able to move it if you slow down to just above stall speed, but why take the risk? Just continue around the...
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