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Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,202
Posted By donwmack
I didn't go with the human heating pad because...

I didn't go with the human heating pad because those all have to be turned on. I am planning on turning the device on only when the temps fall below freezing. The dog heating pad is on whenever it is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,202
Posted By donwmack
Using heated dog warmer in cockpit

Any thoughts on using an electric dog heated pad in the cockpit to keep things warmer? With the -20 winter last year I ended up with a canopy crack. I was thinking of leaving this in the cabin and I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,202
Posted By donwmack
Cheaper unit

I use this that I got on eBay for $46 dollars plus a t-mobile SIM card. I have oil heater that I am using it for.

Cell Phone PDA GSM Wireless Remote Control 3 Socket Power Outlet Smart Switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By donwmack
Garmin Transponder update @ OSH

I heard that Garmin used to provide xponder software updates at OSH. Can anyone confirm either way?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By donwmack
Lewis / Lockport would also work. They have car...

Lewis / Lockport would also work. They have car rentals on site. KLOT. SW of the city.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By donwmack
Information on Exhaust Valve Borescope Inspections

Dean Showalter has a podcast and website named

airplaneownermaintenance.com

He just released a podcast on Exhaust Valve Borescope Inspections. He also created a PDF with lots of good information...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By donwmack
Ipad in the cockpit or on the panel

I have an old Ipad Mini. I am thinking of upgrading to full-size IPAD. The mini is cumbersome enough to hold on my knee. Has anyone installed either a full size or mini in the panel? Would you do it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By donwmack
Question I used that on the backside of the firewall. How...

I used that on the backside of the firewall. How did you attach it to the cowl?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By donwmack
Cowling Heatshield

I have one area on the lower left cowling for my 6A where I can get my current heatshield to stay attached (Heatshield Products). What's working out there?
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By donwmack
Thanks. I didn't see lights on either unit. I did...

Thanks. I didn't see lights on either unit. I did check the wiring to ensure I had power on pin 2 and pin 1 was grounded on both units.
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By donwmack
Didnít see any lights either. Thanks. That helps.

Didnít see any lights either. Thanks. That helps.
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By donwmack
I was waiting for something starting with ping......

I was waiting for something starting with ping... on both my phone and iPad and it never showed up. I was asking if anyone knows about how long for it to show up.
Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By donwmack
Uavionics echo / sky power up time

I connected the echo/sky units yesterday. I waited 3minutes for the WiFi to appear. It never did. How long does the unit take to show up? I did verify power and ground to both connectors. Iím using...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 42,760
Posted By donwmack
Unit received from Dallas Avionics

Just received my Echo package from Dallas Avionics. The installation will be a snap. Even included the UAT antenna adapter

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lk95fchfl6da8xl/20171207_182834%5B1%5D.jpg?dl=0
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 42,760
Posted By donwmack
Dallas Avionics Ship Date

When I placed my order with Dallas Avionics I was told it would ship the 10th. I called today because my CC has not been charged and have not received a tracking number. I talked to Sydni at DA and...
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 42,760
Posted By donwmack
Yes I called.

Yes I called.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 42,760
Posted By donwmack
Well I jumped in

I ordered the Dallas Avionics ECHOFIX-KL5 package. They said it would ship on the 10th. I'll let you know.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By donwmack
Andair

Not sure if this the same pump. My pump, filter, and fuel selector are all mounted on this. It is bolted to the front of the spar.

Pic1...
Forum: Reviews 07-03-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,577
Posted By donwmack
Who makes them?

Who makes them?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By donwmack
Thanks Kurt, I have a switch on the way. I...

Thanks Kurt,

I have a switch on the way.

I hope that fixes it for good or at least until this switch wears out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By donwmack
Paul I only need the rocker switch. I tried...

Paul I only need the rocker switch. I tried emailing you back here and it said your mailbox is full.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By donwmack
Forgot to include that. I do not have a relay...

Forgot to include that. I do not have a relay installed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By donwmack
Help with intermittent Ray Allen Elevator Trim Switch

I have electric elevator trim installed with Ray Allen Servo, LED indicator, and rocker switch. I have had several times where the trim stopped responding. The LED indicator never has a problem. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By donwmack
I grounded the shielded wire under the seats...

I grounded the shielded wire under the seats where the left and right wires meet. I have not had any problem with noise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,195
Posted By donwmack
To stop the part from swinging while painting I...

To stop the part from swinging while painting I attach a wire to a low hole and hold onto it while painting.
Forum: Safety 07-22-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,771
Posted By donwmack
The links to the video no longer work. Is the...

The links to the video no longer work. Is the video available elsewhere?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,100
Posted By donwmack
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By donwmack
Red face Oshkosh 2016 Dinner

I'm trying to plan out my Oshkosh schedule of fun stuff to do. I missed the RV dinner last year due to a conflict and I don't want to let that happen again. Can anyone tell us what date the RV dinner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By donwmack
Skin

I trimmed and mounted the doubler skin on the inside between the ribs. Only thing on the outside is the rivets. Also made a doubler for my comm antenna. iA friend suggested it because he sees the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By donwmack
I do! I looked all over the place for them on...

I do! I looked all over the place for them on ACS. Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By donwmack
Bulkhead passthru for ignition wires

Does anyone know where I can get a set of the plastic baffle passthru wire seals that are in this thread? One of mine broke today and ACS no longer carries them. Either the light blue or the nylon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 94,820
Posted By donwmack
N708CM My dad and brother helped to build my 6A....

N708CM

My dad and brother helped to build my 6A. My dad passed before it was done. My brother thought of it. My day was born July (7) 08th. His name was Charlie Mack. Sometimes when I am calling on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By donwmack
Fuel pump location

My fuel pump, fuel switch and fuel filter all sit forward of the spar in the middle. You can see the components outside the plane at http://dmack.net/map_cockpit.htm

Installed -...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-16-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,249
Posted By donwmack
sitkaflex

I did mine on my 6A slider. Only whole is for the canopy latch. Takes time, but came out great. Pics are at http://dmack.net/windscreen_glued_1.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,745
Posted By donwmack
RV-6A Exhaust rubbing engine mount

I am looking for ideas because I know someone has been down this road before.

The exhaust on the right side of my 6A rubs against the engine mount. There is not much space to move it to the right...
Forum: Midwest 10-29-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,672
Posted By donwmack
Chicago flying group

Greg,

Another place to check would be with the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club in the chicago area. Pilots in the group are from all over the area.

http://sites.google.com/site/smbcflyers2/
Forum: Midwest 10-26-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,672
Posted By donwmack
chicago airports

i am based at bult field c56 which is in the far south suburbs. hangars are a few years old with heat. you could contact them. Also Lewis University LOT in the sw burbs have people sharing hangers.
Forum: Midwest 10-21-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,672
Posted By donwmack
Looking for heated hangar

Where about in Chicago?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,681
Posted By donwmack
RV (the big ugly kind) camping

I am renting a class C rv for the first time. It's something I have always wanted to do. And suggestions and recommendations for items to bring with and good places to park at the campgrounds. I plan...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,306
Posted By donwmack
My 18 year old RV-6A is born

It's been too long in coming. I had my inspection this week and N708CM now has a pink slip in it. If I fly to OSH I am not sure where to park it. In the RV section or with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By donwmack
Looking for Chicago area DAR

After way too many years to count I am ready to have my 6A inspected. I am in the south Chicago suburbs and looking for a DAR. Does anyone have one in the area they would recommend? I have the FAA...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 300,132
Posted By donwmack
The mythical RV-5 comes to life! Congratulations.

The mythical RV-5 comes to life! Congratulations.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-18-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 300,132
Posted By donwmack
Painted plane - still in parts

I had my plane painted by a local friend with a body shop.

I fly RC planes for fun too so I wanted a look that was part RC, part antique.<

Hope to be putting the wings on shortly.

Don...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,627
Posted By donwmack
Magneted door not option for Airflow systems

I installed that door and found out months later that it will not work with Airflow Perfromance fuel injection systems. As I remember, with AFP installed it will actually have enough draw to pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,259
Posted By donwmack
Count me in. I had one on my Ercoupe. Looked and...

Count me in. I had one on my Ercoupe. Looked and worked great.

RV-6A Slider, with Engine Inlet Plugs.
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