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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,881
Posted By N941WR
Yep, done that with regard to pulling and...

Yep, done that with regard to pulling and resetting the plug wires but have not pulled a plug to check it's resistance, as I said. No change was noticed.

Also, heat doesn't seem to impact the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,881
Posted By N941WR
Dan, I would have to dig in my old computer to...

Dan,

I would have to dig in my old computer to find his report (and we are leaving for the weekend) to answer if it is the center insulator or the external one.

Here is a description of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,881
Posted By N941WR
Correct and that is exactly what our Professor...

Correct and that is exactly what our Professor found. However, it was the insulation that was starting to fail.

That's why I recommend people don't use high dollar iridium plugs, the metal part...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,881
Posted By N941WR
With the EICommander you can see the condition of...

With the EICommander you can see the condition of the auto plugs and at around 100 hours +/-, they start to degrade. Engine performance seems to be unaffected.

We sent a bunch off to a PHd...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,605
Posted By N941WR
Thanks GMCJ. What I was wondering is if RV...

Thanks GMCJ.

What I was wondering is if RV pilots tend to take more risks than spam can pilots due to the confidence the RV's instill in us. In other words, decision making.

It's difficult to tell...
Forum: Tools 05-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By N941WR
Been there, done that. Gett a smaller diameter...

Been there, done that.

Gett a smaller diameter bolt to use as a punch.

Use a rivet gun and your undersized bolt to drive the close tolerance bolts out while someone is wiggling the wing up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By N941WR
Ernie, There is a special place in heaven for...

Ernie,

There is a special place in heaven for you!

Keep helping those kids!
Forum: Safety 05-23-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,605
Posted By N941WR
George, for comparison, any idea how many...

George, for comparison, any idea how many Cessna's crashed in the same period?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By N941WR
It has been proven that "popping" the flaps...

It has been proven that "popping" the flaps during the takeoff roll actually lengthens the takeoff roll because your other hand bobbles the stick. Set the flaps before the start of the take off run....
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,523
Posted By N941WR
Regarding BRS systems and acro, they don't seem...

Regarding BRS systems and acro, they don't seem to be designed to be deployed when the aircraft is in unusual attitudes and/or at high speeds.

If you are doing acro and get out of control with the...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,523
Posted By N941WR
As for giving kids a ride, my son's first ride...

As for giving kids a ride, my son's first ride was at 12 weeks old, strapped to my wife's chest. He wore sunglasses and earmuffs designed for kids. I believe they were made by Peltor.

Later on, I...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,523
Posted By N941WR
Ding, ding, ding... I believe we have a winner!

Ding, ding, ding...

I believe we have a winner!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
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: 215
Views: 79,123
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: 304
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: 465
Views: 116,026
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: 465
Views: 116,026
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: 16
Views: 1,294
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: 459
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: 16
Views: 1,294
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: 3,330
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: 1,354
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: 1,202
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: 32
Views: 5,084
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: 1,174
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: 18
Views: 1,820
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: 3,330
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: 1,174
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
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: 584
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: 18
Views: 1,820
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: 3,271
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: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
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: Safety 05-08-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,193
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: COMM 05-08-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,764
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: 3,764
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: 3,764
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: 3,764
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: 3,764
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: 1,740
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: 3,276
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: 3,276
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: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,557
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: 2,300
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: 43
Views: 4,832
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: 135
Views: 13,557
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: 726
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: 43
Views: 4,832
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: 2,300
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: 1,734
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: 550
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: 2,211
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: 3,727
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: 3,727
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: 1,123
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: 786
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: 2,762
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: 675
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: 9
Views: 1,562
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: 6,920
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: 1,250
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.
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