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Forum: Midwest 10-29-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By mtnclimber
Colorado Use (Sales) tax

While Colorado doesn't charge property tax, they do assess a use tax for some airplanes brought into state, and registered in Colorado.

If you build an experimental and register it in Colorado,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,197
Posted By mtnclimber
Fuel pumps in wings

I've got automobile fuel pumps in my wings in the rv8 and have had no issues in more than two years of operation. They are mounted to the round access cover and are removable without pulling the...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,177
Posted By mtnclimber
Will give crab or angle approach a try

George, Excellent advice and summary. I always landed the Mooney with angle into the wind, and rolled out at the moment of touchdown.

The 9 and the 8 have so much rudder authority that I have been...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-12-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,177
Posted By mtnclimber
Fuel on up-wing tank. Not fullest.

With strong crosswind, and steep bank angle there is a serious risk of fuel starvation due to un-porting if you are on the low wing tank. So the fullest tank rule isn't always a good idea.

Prop will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By mtnclimber
I've also been exploring this. I really like...

I've also been exploring this. I really like Avare, but could use the brighter screen.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,401
Posted By mtnclimber
Here are the pictures with wiring diagram

http://i65.tinypic.com/30hvn20.jpg

The unit is wired to protected 12 Volts through a switch as shown.

The output on pin 4 pulses 12 volts which I have connected to a small motor with an offset...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,401
Posted By mtnclimber
Using back up sonic sensors for two years

The backup sensors are available for less than $15, and work great. Mounted about 3 ft forward of the tail on RV-8, and the alarm is wired to a vibrater on the throttle.

At about 10 ft, I get about...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-20-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 47,103
Posted By mtnclimber
Thank's for that link to voltage warning board.

I've order one for the 8 and one for the 9A.

Seems like a great safety feature if using a non standard battery.

Easy to implement as adjustable over-voltage 'Crowbar' with SCR.

Roger Bloomfield
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-16-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By mtnclimber
How do I sign up for AIRPRS site

Looks like a great site, How do I sign up? Can't find link on their site.

Roger

[ed. Hi Roger,
If you have a ham license and an APRS tracker, your data is already online. Just put in your N number...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By mtnclimber
Are you connecting directly to the pins on the...

Are you connecting directly to the pins on the Pi, or using a wifi or bluetooth to serial cable?

Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,828
Posted By mtnclimber
Dan, I'm going to take your suggestion, and...

Dan, I'm going to take your suggestion, and replace the chains with cable. I've had those 'crappy' clips come loose, but fortunately spotted it on preflight.


Roger Bloomfield
N51BL RV8 70 hours
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,534
Posted By mtnclimber
I haven't tried it yet, but will keep you up to...

I haven't tried it yet, but will keep you up to date.

Roger
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,534
Posted By mtnclimber
STRATUX on MGL ODYSSEY

Thank's for the update. I've been waiting for the serial output, and will give it a go on the MGL ODYSSEY.

Stratux works well on WIFI to an Android device, and I've really found having current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,553
Posted By mtnclimber
RV-8 Motorglider ???

Steve,

I've looked and sketched the RV-8 as a motorglider. Looked at preliminary stability and control and with minor changes, didn't see any serious problems.

I really hope this is what you are...
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-21-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,748
Posted By mtnclimber
At about that same time, I had a flight from...

At about that same time, I had a flight from Northern AZ to Colorado, where packets were sent, but no GPS position. Flew again last week and worked perfectly.

My guess would be a temporary problem...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By mtnclimber
In the summer I'm based at KAEJ (Buena Vista...

In the summer I'm based at KAEJ (Buena Vista Colorado) at 8,000 ft MSL. Density altitude often 11,500 and occasionally approaching 12,000 ft. Never had any problems with performance on the 9A with...
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,426
Posted By mtnclimber
No Transponder below 18,000 ft ?????

Mac states "The fact is that by far most of the country's airspace is wide open below 18,000 Feet, and you don't even need a transponder to fly through it"

Thank's for the education Mac! All this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,981
Posted By mtnclimber
Alan, You mention "percentages of increase", but...

Alan, You mention "percentages of increase", but these look like absolute numbers. What are the units of pressure measurement?

Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 77,685
Posted By mtnclimber
Add capacitor to prevent mode switching

Hi Michael and Ron

Michael, the SOS doesn't work so well with multiple lights on one wing, but adding a large capacitor will keep the voltage high enough between wigs (OR WAGS!) to prevent mode...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 77,685
Posted By mtnclimber
Tikicarver, Those are some excellent tests. Guess...

Tikicarver, Those are some excellent tests. Guess that's why they call this Experimental. It would be interesting to run the same tests with a LuxMeter to see if they are reducing the light output at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,651
Posted By mtnclimber
Avare now has Grand Canyon corridor charts.

Really like the free Avare APP. The addition of Grand Canyon Corridor will be hugely useful. Additional features are being released almost daily, and ADSB will be online very soon.

Works great on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 77,685
Posted By mtnclimber
"http://dx.com/p/xm-l-t6-3-led-5-mode...control-11...

"http://dx.com/p/xm-l-t6-3-led-5-mode...control-114013

With four of these I can see our grass runway on short final, about 1 mile. They work quite well and I have had zero problems other than some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,890
Posted By mtnclimber
Check for pre-ignition

An abnormally high CHT can be caused by pre-ignition. This is a potentially bad thing, much worse than detonation. Can be caused by a bad spark plug, or a hanging tang on a helicoil. Check this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,874
Posted By mtnclimber
I am in complete agreement that the mixture must...

I am in complete agreement that the mixture must be set for sea level, and leaned at higher altitudes. I also believe that advising to adjusting to "a bit lean if adjusting at higher altitudes is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,874
Posted By mtnclimber
Ron, here is the procedure from Lycoming. e....

Ron, here is the procedure from Lycoming.

e. Idle Speed and Mixture Adjustment.
(1) Start the engine and warm up in the usual manner until oil and cylinder head temperatures are
normal.
(2)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,874
Posted By mtnclimber
Ernst, I did see that response after I had...

Ernst,
I did see that response after I had written my reply, But I would still believe that there is no reason to set up the idle for anything other than sea level. The plane might be sold or lent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,874
Posted By mtnclimber
Hi Ron, I'm talking about setting the idle...

Hi Ron,

I'm talking about setting the idle mixture at a high field with the knob all the way in. Now you will be way too lean at sea level with no way to enrich the mixture.

You are right, your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,874
Posted By mtnclimber
Very dangerous advice (Carburator)

My home field KAEJ is at 8,000 ft, and can see density altitudes over 12,000 ft in the summer. Set your idle mixture to run correctly with no leaning at this field, and fly to sea level. Hope you...
Forum: Propellers 09-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,262
Posted By mtnclimber
Sorry, I missed the zero thrust for the club. . ....

Sorry, I missed the zero thrust for the club. . . . The weight on the pivot should change directly with the measured force at the arm. Any thing different and you are seeing aerodynamic effects. The...
Forum: Propellers 09-28-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,262
Posted By mtnclimber
If you are using a propeller as a test club, the...

If you are using a propeller as a test club, the interaction of the slip stream with the wing/tail will cause significant torque errors. The vortex effect is quite large for the static thrust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,770
Posted By mtnclimber
Agree with Mike. I'll definitely add...

Agree with Mike. I'll definitely add reinforcement to this area on my 9A, and on my 8 under construction. Seems like good insurance, and easy and light.

I think this attach bracket can see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 26,726
Posted By mtnclimber
Question for Jeff about WHITELIST

"I had originally thought I would only text it, but it's a lot easier just to call. I have my cell in the whitelist so it'll only take calls from me. It rings twice and immediately goes to voicemail....
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-15-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By mtnclimber
Checking his call sign, it looks like it is a 2...

Checking his call sign, it looks like it is a 2 meter APRS signal.

He's using his VHF radio.
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-15-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By mtnclimber
This looks like a smartphone app rather than a...

This looks like a smartphone app rather than a ham radio link. I use an Android app when I'm hiking or mountain climbing. I believe they usually report ham radio call sign with a -1 or other suffix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,676
Posted By mtnclimber
I'll stay away from Ray Allen CO.

Another failure here. Both the indicator and relay deck have gone west. I guess one of their three products still functional is acceptable quality to them.

Talked with them this morning, and they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Poll: Cooling Poll
Views: 5,277
Posted By mtnclimber
Our field elevation at KAEJ is 8,000 ft so that's...

Our field elevation at KAEJ is 8,000 ft so that's less than two minutes of climbing.

Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 97,898
Posted By mtnclimber
APRS track of my RV-9A at 17,500 ft over the San...

APRS track of my RV-9A at 17,500 ft over the San Juans. Not quite 200 kts, but fuel burn was 5.6 GPH. Colder than *&#@@ and the back of my neck was freezing. 39.6 MPG , I'll take that any day!

Love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 94,716
Posted By mtnclimber
That's a huge weight savings! I'll wait a while...

That's a huge weight savings! I'll wait a while to see how these work out, but if the safety is as advertised, I'll put one in for my backup battery, and replace the PC680 when it fails.

Jim, let us...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 49,231
Posted By mtnclimber
I believe the rudder is not 100% mass balanced,...

I believe the rudder is not 100% mass balanced, and as far as I know Van has not given us an acceptable imbalance amount.

I've seem numbers for the RV-10, and would sure like to see the published...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By mtnclimber
My XP-360 with 8.5 pistons made 187 HP on...

My XP-360 with 8.5 pistons made 187 HP on Superior's test stand. The roller cam has less friction, and it has a more aggressive lift than the stock cam.

Roger
RV-8 (Painting finally)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,898
Posted By mtnclimber
Has the wing span changed? Roger

Has the wing span changed?

Roger
Forum: Safety 11-29-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,486
Posted By mtnclimber
I have the XRX, and wouldn't fly without it. May...

I have the XRX, and wouldn't fly without it. May very well have saved the bacon when a Mooney slowly overtook me at my same altitude, I pulled up when he got to about .2 miles, and he went by totally...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,938
Posted By mtnclimber
Smile About 1000 hours to get it to 90 percent done,...

About 1000 hours to get it to 90 percent done, and another 1000 hours to finish.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 120,785
Posted By mtnclimber
This is not rocket science

Flame away, but my opinion is that this is a serious design defect that needs to be corrected. If this was a certified aircraft, AD's would have been issued long ago.

There is simply too much...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,117
Posted By mtnclimber
I carry a Sat. phone and have APRS tracking. My...

I carry a Sat. phone and have APRS tracking. My last VFR flight plan was filed in 1962. I ALWAYS tell a friend where I am going, and make sure he has the APRS link.
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-15-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,753
Posted By mtnclimber
Ron, It'll be the Mooney for a while....

Ron, It will be at least fall before first flight. Never painted an airplane before, so there will be a long learning curve. I'm using the Kirker paint system that Rocket-Bob likes. Also painting in...
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-13-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,753
Posted By mtnclimber
I've lurked on this thread long enough! I'm still...

I've lurked on this thread long enough! I'm still testing on the ground, but as soon as painting is complete, I'll have the Byonics MT-RTG in the RV-8.

Call sign is N123L license is KD0KZK....
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