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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By N941WR
Use the advanced search function and use my user...

Use the advanced search function and use my user name (N941WR). Some time back I posted all the firewall penetrations called out in the plans.

Some are best done early but don't show up in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 76,223
Posted By N941WR
When I lived in Charlotte, some of us were...

When I lived in Charlotte, some of us were talking about building an RV-10 and sharing it.

We thought ten people would work out well. The one rule we would have is each member MUST own a two seat RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By N941WR
Check the POH page. It can be found on the Home...

Check the POH page. It can be found on the Home page or...

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 111,926
Posted By N941WR
There has been a lot of debate regarding if twins...

There has been a lot of debate regarding if twins are safer than singles when an engine fails on either.

The reason being is that with a single, you have to land and there is a lot of structure...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-16-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 111,926
Posted By N941WR
Yes, but "attention" doesn't always mean...

Yes, but "attention" doesn't always mean sales.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By N941WR
What you don't want to do is set up your P-mag...

What you don't want to do is set up your P-mag switches (no one on this thread has suggested it, but I have run into it before) as Test-Off-Run. With that setup you have to pass through Off to...
Forum: Southeast 05-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By N941WR
Free Pancake breakfast at SC86

This Saturday, May 18th, we are having our annual spring pancake breakfast.
We start serving at 8, so get here early.

And yes, it is free.

SC76
2400' of SMOOTH grass
Runways 15 & 33
122.75
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-16-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By N941WR
I like this idea of the spring loaded switch! My...

I like this idea of the spring loaded switch!

My only concern is that I like to have all switches in the UP position when on/operation. From a visual standpoint / ergonomics it is a better to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,916
Posted By N941WR
I carry both an extra cap and a quick drain in my...

I carry both an extra cap and a quick drain in my tool bag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By N941WR
Congratulations! I hope you have many safe and...

Congratulations!
I hope you have many safe and enjoyable flights!
Forum: Tools 05-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By N941WR
I built my plane using a three wheel 14" bandsaw...

I built my plane using a three wheel 14" bandsaw I bought at a garage sale for $10. Of course I replaced the blade and slowed it down.

Last fall I replaced it with an old Rockwell Delta 14" two...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,158
Posted By N941WR
Many of the parts that have to be cut and filed...

Many of the parts that have to be cut and filed from aluminum bar and angle stock come pre done.

All that adds up to a LOT of time savings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By N941WR
Surprisingly, many of us really enjoyed the build...

Surprisingly, many of us really enjoyed the build process and miss it when we start flying.

I know, it sounds crazy but it is true. Maybe that's why we keep changing, upgrading, modifying, etc. our...
Forum: Safety 05-11-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By N941WR
I used a recessed sub-panel to keep the switches...

I used a recessed sub-panel to keep the switches organized and out of the way. (Probably won't work on an -8.)

Here is an old, pre SkyView, picture of what I'm talking about. It has turned out to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,916
Posted By N941WR
That is why I never had my N-number etched in the...

That is why I never had my N-number etched in the fuel cap.

With my luck, it would come out in flight, and fall through a fancy stain glass window or something like that. Just fuel type and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By N941WR
That's a great milestone! I just checked, I'm at...

That's a great milestone!

I just checked, I'm at 870 hours of flight time and on February 18, 2005 I hit 870 hours of build time. I was "fabricating the rudder pedals" at exactly 870 hours.

Seems...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By N941WR
Jim, The canopies are all custom fitted, it is...

Jim,

The canopies are all custom fitted, it is highly unlikely that the tip-up from a different RV would fit your project.

If you only need the front section, you might get lucky and find someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By N941WR
I hit a small bird, about the size of finch a...

I hit a small bird, about the size of finch a number of years ago. It went through the prop and hit the left tank, just below the crest of the airfoil.

It took some paint off but no other damage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By N941WR
Hard to tell. Based on this...

Hard to tell.

Based on this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=35765) thread, 9:1 in an O-360 puts out 185 hp. you might get close to 190 with 9.5:1, if the timing on the...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By N941WR
It seams to me that if your P-mag switches are...

It seams to me that if your P-mag switches are not on the Ship's Power & Ungrounded position for landing, then you missed something on your pre-takeoff checklist.

I have mine configured so that if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,114
Posted By N941WR
Dana O. had his RV-7 "Black Magic" run over by a...

Dana O. had his RV-7 "Black Magic" run over by a C180/185 some years back. Since sold.

I had a back truck once and while it looked really good, you couldn't touch it after it was sitting out in the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By N941WR
Check your PM's

Check your PM's
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By N941WR
A friend left that shaft out on his O-360 and it...

A friend left that shaft out on his O-360 and it cost him a rebuild.

Like you found out, that shaft keeps the oil from squirting right out the breather hose. He wasn't so lucky. He did install it,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By N941WR
Unfortunately, I don't have any cylinders. Mine...

Unfortunately, I don't have any cylinders. Mine went to the recycler some time back due to the nature of my prop strike.

I do have a set of 10 over rings, if he needs those.
Forum: Safety 05-08-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,207
Posted By N941WR
Why not look at an RV-9? With it's lowered...

Why not look at an RV-9?

With it's lowered landing speed, your chance of survival is better.

Either way, pinch hitters course sounds like a better investment than parachutes.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-08-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By N941WR
Nevermind, Barrett and I were posting at the same...

Nevermind, Barrett and I were posting at the same time.

My friend is going to take one of the rooms in his house.

Bill
Forum: COMM 05-08-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By N941WR
Well... I had a friend who couldn't transmit...

Well... I had a friend who couldn't transmit after an encounter with ice.

When he landed he noticed the ice load snapped his antenna off. That doesn't sound like your issue.

If you have a Comant...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-08-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By N941WR
Need a room for OSH

Asking for a friend...

Looking to rent a room for he and his wife.

His wife has no desire to stay in the dorms or a tent.

Please contact me if you or someone you know has an open room.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
Dan, That is good information but my point is,...

Dan,

That is good information but my point is, the P-mags work just fine for LOP operation without an added switch or timing point.

For what I suspect is the majority of pilots, the existing timing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
That is the beauty of the P-mags, they will...

That is the beauty of the P-mags, they will advance from 20 to 28 (or more) automatically, depending on their configuration. No user input is required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
Read my post linked above on explaining how the...

Read my post linked above on explaining how the P-mags work or give me a call, my number is in your PM's.

You can run LOP with almost any timing setting. Heck, certified aircraft do it with fixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
Dan, in the case of an angle valve, like the 390,...

Dan, in the case of an angle valve, like the 390, you can set to start at 20* for takeoff and high power settings and when running LOP, low power, you can cap the advance at 28. That is standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
With the either the original EIC or our new EIC32...

With the either the original EIC or our new EIC32 there is no need for a LOP switch, similar to what you find on other ignitions.

I manage this by capping the max advance at 28 and starting it at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By N941WR
Great trip and write-up! What an...

Great trip and write-up!
What an adventure!
Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,027
Posted By N941WR
It depends on my approach and the runway I'm...

It depends on my approach and the runway I'm landing at. Some really short strips, I will aim to touchdown at the very end. If I cross at 50', with the -9, I will float a surprisingly long way down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,027
Posted By N941WR
As I see it, this will work well in smooth...

As I see it, this will work well in smooth terrain only, is that correct?

Our strip is on top of a ridge so I suspect it will go from 20 or 30 feet to zero as you cross the threshold, is that...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
WTB
Views: 378
Posted By N941WR
The upper intersection fairings for the -7 and -9...

The upper intersection fairings for the -7 and -9 are different and not interchangeable. The reason is that the gear legs exit the cowling at different angles. (The -9 stands taller than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,816
Posted By N941WR
That's funny John! Last year I was heading to an...

That's funny John!

Last year I was heading to an airport northwest of Charlotte, NC when I see a plane on the ADS-B screen off to my right heading to the same place.

I'm thinking I don't want to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By N941WR
FYI - There is an "Edit" function, which is...

FYI - There is an "Edit" function, which is helpful for making corrections. God knows I've used it a bunch of times.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,918
Posted By N941WR
After watching this video, I think bubblegum...

After watching this video, I think bubblegum might be better that The Claw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIuYK_eEQ9c&app=desktop

I use Orange Screws and as long as they are turned in all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,816
Posted By N941WR
Been there, had that conversation.

Been there, had that conversation.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By N941WR
[/QUOTE] For clarity: The ground being discussed...

[/QUOTE]
For clarity: The ground being discussed is the electrical ground for the P-mag's internal electronics, and Paul is correct.

The P-lead ground is another matter.

If you have two P-mags,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,918
Posted By N941WR
If you are worried about your tent stakes, try...

If you are worried about your tent stakes, try these Orange Screws (https://www.orangescrew.com/).

I use the large ones to hold the plane and the small ones will definitely hold your tent.

For...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By N941WR
RV-12 Mini-Flight Review

The RV-12 has been out for some time now and I finally had a chance to fly one the other night.

I must say, I was really impressed by the -12!

What a nice flying aircraft, very light on the...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By N941WR
I should have rented you my wife. The only thing...

I should have rented you my wife. The only thing is, she was born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma so she prefers to shoot!

https://repucci.com/bill/wings/6%20days%20before%20the%20wedding_small.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By N941WR
Welcome! Contact Vic Syracuse, the Van's East...

Welcome!

Contact Vic Syracuse, the Van's East Coast rep. He is based in Atlanta.

www.baselegaviation.com
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By N941WR
Unbelievably beautiful video Hermann! Thank you...

Unbelievably beautiful video Hermann!

Thank you for sharing that will all of us!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,536
Posted By N941WR
A personal act is much different than a corporate...

A personal act is much different than a corporate act. Most companies do not wish to do anything that would land them in court. Say someone is giving a Young Eagles ride and hits a cell tower,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,536
Posted By N941WR
Once you get approval, you want to get it...

Once you get approval, you want to get it registered with the FAA ASAP.

Our airport was in the wrong place according to the FAA and Verizon put up a 198' tower off and to the right of the departure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By N941WR
My airplane has neither a "dash" nor a "visor". ...

My airplane has neither a "dash" nor a "visor". (Some pilots go crazy on "hanger" vs. "hangar". It is my mission in life to remove "dash" from the vocabulary of pilots everywhere!)

However, to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By N941WR
I added a recessed switch panel below my panel...

I added a recessed switch panel below my panel and paid attention to switch organization/placement and have had no issues of any kind.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,366
Posted By N941WR
Find the plane you want at the right price and...

Find the plane you want at the right price and then modify it into the plane you need.

If you find an -8(A) with an O-360 and hollow crank, you can convert it to a constant speed prop and add fuel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-22-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By N941WR
Remove the rudder, elevators, VS, and then the HS...

Remove the rudder, elevators, VS, and then the HS will come off.

If this is a taildragger, it could get nose heavy.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-22-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By N941WR
Check out www.campmor.cim for gear. Much lower...

Check out www.campmor.cim for gear. Much lower prices than REI.
Forum: Safety 04-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,722
Posted By N941WR
Having grown up and learning to fly in Michigan,...

Having grown up and learning to fly in Michigan, I was taught to simply never fly over the lakes. Two reasons we're given, if you have an engine failure and ditch in the water, you will die from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By N941WR
That is the exact opposite of what Mahlon...

That is the exact opposite of what Mahlon recommended.

He recommended full power, full rich, below 3000', which is what I did on both my engines.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,722
Posted By N941WR
Yes, it is very "theoretical" but when you figure...

Yes, it is very "theoretical" but when you figure that the canopy will be "floating" open a few inches, with a sudden deacceleration that will come a water landing, regardless if you can get lucky...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By N941WR
Is your insurance company asking for "time in...

Is your insurance company asking for "time in type" or "training"?

There is a big difference!

My insurance company wanted three hours in "Make and Model" and when I told them (this was 11 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By N941WR
I did and really liked it, right up until it...

I did and really liked it, right up until it failed and almost burned up the plane.

I now have a stick on pad type heater.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By N941WR
There is no issue with adding #6 nutplates on the...

There is no issue with adding #6 nutplates on the inside, if you want.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By N941WR
I do the same thing, about twice a year when it...

I do the same thing, about twice a year when it gets below 30F here in South Carolina.

I also use Camguard, at the recommendation of a well known engine builder.

I do NOT leave it plugged in all...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By N941WR
I have a friend who took "transition" training...

I have a friend who took "transition" training and was given such bad advice by the recommended transition instructor that he was lucky he didn't damage anything.

Not all transition instructors are...
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