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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,910
Posted By Weasel
Pretty much same story. Positive pregnancy...

Pretty much same story.

Positive pregnancy test....give up the Harmon Rocket plans,.....order Rv-10 kit.....Flying in 22 months....1 week after 1st flight, 2nd child is here, as of yesterday 1485...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By Weasel
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IByZxgyOdTk/TXFHZbjeTgI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IByZxgyOdTk/TXFHZbjeTgI/AAAAAAAAAKw/bV4iVWZ9WCY/s1600/IMAG0627-776514.jpg

used a piece of 1/4" PVC foam, heated it with heat gun and then bent it around a piece of pipe to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By Weasel
Correct. I don't remember what initial timing was...

Correct. I don't remember what initial timing was at high MAP on the EI. Maybe18 or so
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By Weasel
I ran 2000 or so gal of non ethenol 93 through...

I ran 2000 or so gal of non ethenol 93 through the RV10 several years ago with 9.1 compression. Detonation was not a problem even with high ambient temp and high MAP. If I remember correctly I set...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,841
Posted By Weasel
Might would have come in handy for OSH arrival...

Might would have come in handy for OSH arrival this year
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By Weasel
Several years ago, pulled the RV-8 out of the...

Several years ago, pulled the RV-8 out of the hangar. Had been sitting for 3 weeks or so. Confirmed ignition cold and pulled the prop through a few blades and heard air hissing out on compression...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By Weasel
very nice

good to see an example of getting good use out of your airplane!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Weasel
Double check the idle mixture adjustment per the...

Double check the idle mixture adjustment per the fuel controller manufacturers instructions.

If the idle mixture is excessively rich, it can foul plugs quickly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,163
Posted By Weasel
Spent a while tuning the settings to my liking...

Spent a while tuning the settings to my liking and adjusted slope. Mine works fine.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-13-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By Weasel
If you go with all of the G3i parts to make the...

If you go with all of the G3i parts to make the ignition system, you should gap the plugs per G3i recommendation. If you only use the wire harness conversion, you gap per magneto specifications which...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By Weasel
This guy (http://www.g3ignition.com/) makes a...

This guy (http://www.g3ignition.com/) makes a setup for what you are looking for.


As far as I know if you gap the plugs to the magneto requirements and keep the lead cleaned out, the auto plugs...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Weasel
I have 2 "RC servos" mounted in the tunnel...

I have 2 "RC servos" mounted in the tunnel controlling the heat. So far they have over 1400 hrs on them. I may have had to change one of them but I don't think it was from heat. However my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By Weasel
origional question

So, back to the original question.

Where would a guy find guidance if he wanted to "overhaul" a set of pistons?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 67,171
Posted By Weasel
It changes

since the little bi-plane is now sold.....the second airplane changed to the yellow one for a while.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/28587953498_573d06fe8b_b.jpg



But a guy showed up at took it...
Forum: Safety 05-27-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,030
Posted By Weasel
High output Alt

Have been holding off and trying to educate myself on this.

Due to my large electrical load, (electrically driven air conditioner) I have a unique system. 24 volt system with a 150 amp 28 volt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,406
Posted By Weasel
One night lights did not work at a small county...

One night lights did not work at a small county airport. The added tool helped plan the decent and show obstacles on the way down till the airplane lights became useful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By Weasel
Reckon a fella prints this out and posts on the...

Reckon a fella prints this out and posts on the shop wall next to he AN hardware identification poster?
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By Weasel
Consider by adjusting the horizontal stabilizer...

Consider by adjusting the horizontal stabilizer angle of incident in that direction, you are reducing the amount of available tail down force at low speeds in the flare with forward most CG loading....
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,179
Posted By Weasel
Few things.....make sure whatever you use to fill...

Few things.....make sure whatever you use to fill from the last rib to edge is not something heavy and will not turn to powder (some types of foam). One posible idea is use balsa wood secured with a...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,469
Posted By Weasel
Another one

If I remember used 0.005" SS


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/695/23356872600_d5773d002e_b.jpg
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,050
Posted By Weasel
I see no reason to add/carry around additional...

I see no reason to add/carry around additional hardware and equipment to prevent something that has not been proven to be a flight safty issue. Especially given so many rvs flying around and hardly...
Forum: Interiors 02-27-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,938
Posted By Weasel
Noise reduction?

Line the inside of the cockpit with 5/8 or better yet 3/4 sheet rock.

Honestly it takes mass to stop noise.

This...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,050
Posted By Weasel
Having flown our RV-10 and previous RV-4 through...

Having flown our RV-10 and previous RV-4 through lots of IFR over the years I have the following personal experiences.

In the RV-4 once while navigating under cumulous clouds around heavy rain, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,929
Posted By Weasel
Numbers are accurate and necessary for making a...

Numbers are accurate and necessary for making a position call whenever moving an airplane into or out of the shop area. Floor coating is epoxy. We striped it with masking tape and then painted with...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By Weasel
I did the same. In the clouds as the temp slowly...

I did the same. In the clouds as the temp slowly drops, ice starts collecting when the efis hits 33 or 32 deg. F. I say close enough to accurate for me. I also have very accurate TAS readings from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,929
Posted By Weasel
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4701/39365359545_0d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4701/39365359545_0d23f4a8c9_b.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,553
Posted By Weasel
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/39365359615_d6...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/39365359615_d635c57940_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39551592454_5c9c2b4ac7_b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Weasel
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=142608

I can appreciate your observations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,316
Posted By Weasel
Surprise

To anyone who has never had an engine shut down in flight, whether intentional or not. You have a surprise waiting. No matter how well you practice for the event, I seriously doubt you will be as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,316
Posted By Weasel
My take on this thread

1. Different proceedures necessary for different missions.

2. Just because someone else has a different way of carving the ham does not invalidate the way someone else does it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By Weasel
Purchased a Titan 540 from CMI a year ago. So far...

Purchased a Titan 540 from CMI a year ago. So far about 300 hrs on it.

Pros:

Excellent configuration options
Better warranty time than lycoming
Easy custom color selection
Competitive pricing
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Weasel
Just happened again today for me. I had just...

Just happened again today for me. I had just fueled both tanks and on power up was showing less than full.

Per GRT I noted the MAP which is a separate Aux input, then power cycled the EIS. On...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Weasel
Doug, your posts are from quite a while...

Doug, your posts are from quite a while back.....you just learned to "live with it?"
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Weasel
Grand Rapids EIS Inconsistant Fuel Level

The fuel level sensors on one of my GRT EIS systems is giving me fits.

Using resistance type fuel level sensors and have the resistors installed per instructions.

The system has been calibrated and...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,781
Posted By Weasel
Possibly transmitted on Comm radio at...

Possibly transmitted on Comm radio at 640?

Depending on radio frequency selection, I get a few data irregularities.
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,465
Posted By Weasel
Same here. 5 gal is a good round number on...

Same here. 5 gal is a good round number on average.
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,465
Posted By Weasel
We tend to focus on cruise data when comparing...

We tend to focus on cruise data when comparing different engines but don't discount the gains available during taxi and climb. The TDI is a close match at cruise but beats the spark ignition engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,066
Posted By Weasel
acquired quite a few Lightspeed Zulu headsets...

acquired quite a few Lightspeed Zulu headsets along the way. Will keep using them and may even send them for repair but doubt I will ever purchase new. Better solutions out there for less in my own...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-28-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,207
Posted By Weasel
If there was a LIKE button I would have pushed it

If there was a LIKE button I would have pushed it
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-24-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Went ahead and used the facility for some photo...

Went ahead and used the facility for some photo...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-24-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Great times!!!

Doug---so uh sorry. I looked all around and nowhere did I find an order of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding. Maybe it was gobbled before I could capture a shot?

Well into the flight down I took a shot...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-22-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Just 2 more days. Weather looks good. Happy...

Just 2 more days. Weather looks good. Happy Thanksgiving then see you at LULU's
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Weasel
Anyone out there happen to have a set of 3/8"...

Anyone out there happen to have a set of 3/8" lugs for an O-320?

Working on a prop swap.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-20-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,207
Posted By Weasel
If you can put 9 gal of fuel in the tank and...

If you can put 9 gal of fuel in the tank and cover 236 nautical miles over a period of 1 hr, I will give ya $100 hard cash purely for witnessing the demonstration.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-20-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Yes sir! Bring your friends!!!!

Yes sir! Bring your friends!!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,074
Posted By Weasel
Just a data point

I have picked up Ice on a -4 with Carb, -7 with fuel injection, -8 with fuel injection, -10 with fuel injection on various occasions and never required carb heat or alt air. however each of these...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,228
Posted By Weasel
High temp resin

Way back when I was researching something for a plenum I finally settled on Resin Services Inc (http://www.resinservices.com/custom.asp?CustomID=14&Productid=35). I don't remember all the specifics...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By Weasel
That's handy right there!

That's handy right there!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Weasel
I have a Hictop "Prusa" which is a China knock...

I have a Hictop "Prusa" which is a China knock off the original Prusa. Have no complaints but it does have its limitations. From Amazon. Quite a fun science project to get it assembled, calibrated,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Weasel
few more pieces

The only available heat currently for the cabin is one 2" heating air duct through the firewall. The idea is to distribute more of the hot air to the rear seat than the front. The front guy always...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Weasel
Playing with the 3D printer...again

needed a bracket for carb heat on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-02-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Fuel Discount Avgas $3.89/gal

Update from Gulf Air.......:D
We are offered a discount for this one time event on November 24, 2017. See below email string.

Great looking forward to seeing you all.


From: Joel Graber
Sent:...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Emails recieved today

so-far I have received the following emails...sounds like the FBO's want us there :)

Joel,
I want to introduce myself my name is Shawnda Henderson and I am the General Manager at Gulf Air Center....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Moderators: I placed this in the Trip Write-up...

Moderators: I placed this in the Trip Write-up category anticipating follow-up pictures and stories that could be posed here for anyone that attends. Feel free to move to a more suited category if...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Weasel
Fly-out Friday after Thanksgiving LULU's - Gulf Shores, AL KJKA

Howdy Airplane People!!!!

Coming up next month I am inviting you to fly to Gulf Shores, AL for the day!!! In the past years we have had a great turnout of airplanes and lots of fun. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By Weasel
just a data point.....I have a set of quick...

just a data point.....I have a set of quick build:confused: fuel tanks that I purchased second hand that had blue plastic under all the rivets on the outer skins. They have over 600 hrs on them and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By Weasel
You have a 160 hp O-320 so that tells us that...

You have a 160 hp O-320 so that tells us that your compression ratio is higher than the 150 HP version.

Also O-320 means you have a carberator instead of a fuel injection.

Few thoughts....

If your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,838
Posted By Weasel
Interesting. Would you happen to know if the...

Interesting. Would you happen to know if the seats are some other metal makeup or configuration that may be different than Lycoming?
Forum: Safety 09-16-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,224
Posted By Weasel
How well can you see them at night from the...

How well can you see them at night from the air??

I also tried 1 or 2 of these (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/solar_led_marker_white.php?clickkey=8304). Could barely see them from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,570
Posted By Weasel
Thumbs up That is real nice. :)

That is real nice. :)
Forum: Propellers 08-22-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,249
Posted By Weasel
Scott, Tell us how you like that WW GA200.

Scott, Tell us how you like that WW GA200.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,456
Posted By Weasel
I was there too.....good...

I was there too.....good times

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/36326658770_78d2fff677_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4417/36722031005_7fe1496024_b.jpg

Hit SRB right about 3 min ahead of...
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