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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Toobuilder
The Slick is definitely bringing something to the...

The Slick is definitely bringing something to the party. Remember that the end game is peak cylinder pressure at the optimum crank angle. How that happens does not matter whether the combustion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Toobuilder
Your answer lies in the 331 threads dedicated to...

Your answer lies in the 331 threads dedicated to the subject in the "never ending debate" section of this forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By Toobuilder
It may be common to read, but almost always...

It may be common to read, but almost always "wrong". A fixed magneto is certainly contributing to the effective timing of the PCP event. As a composite of two events the magneto or EI can drag the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm guessing your EGT's are way off from normal...

I'm guessing your EGT's are way off from normal (last 20 years). Do they change in flight, tracking with the other signs of rich running? If so, can the EGTs be brought back to normal with mixture?...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Toobuilder
It's long been my understanding that Dynon did...

It's long been my understanding that Dynon did not continue development of vertical guidance on the pre SkyView products. I have a GTN 650, D180, HS34, and a pair of Dynon servos as the autopilot...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Toobuilder
Complete 540 Precision (RSA) FI System

Complete RSA system as removed from my factory new IO-540-D4A5. Servo is an RSA-5AD1. All components have 336 hours total time since new and were in good working order when removed. This is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Toobuilder
Ralph, I have a complete, low time Precision...

Ralph, I have a complete, low time Precision system off my 540. It's for sale in these classifieds. Everything from nozzles to pump off a factory new D4A5
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Toobuilder
The 1200 series magneto is among the most...

The 1200 series magneto is among the most powerful available, but it's a heavy beast. I'd lean heavily on the SDS CPI system for the grunt work and stick with a common Slick or equivalent for the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Toobuilder
Throw a conventional magneto in the hole on the...

Throw a conventional magneto in the hole on the accessory case and do the crank triggered CPI for the other plugs.
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,808
Posted By Toobuilder
This situation is alarming, but the fact that...

This situation is alarming, but the fact that Rockets are not raining down from the skies leads me to believe there are some extenuating circumstances at play in this case. I'm very interested to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Toobuilder
Pretty impressive Mark. Gives me hope for the -8...

Pretty impressive Mark. Gives me hope for the -8 yet. In my experience the Bendix system goes haywire below 2GPH/per cylinder, so I'll have to do some more work.

Also, 20 inches of MP at 11.5 is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Toobuilder
That's a great data point Mark. Are you able to...

That's a great data point Mark. Are you able to get the .1 GPH spread at this fuel flow (6.3), or was that tight spread at a lower altitude/higher fuel flow? What is your TO FF?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Toobuilder
7 GPH is pretty low flow for a 360 unless you are...

7 GPH is pretty low flow for a 360 unless you are really high or don't have the throttle wide open. What MP are you seeing at your 7GPH?

The reason this is important is because mechanical FI uses a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,851
Posted By Toobuilder
Mine does. Not the full 45 -50 working...

Mine does. Not the full 45 -50 working pressure, but it will hold 15+ PSI for several days.
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Toobuilder
Mine slings grease in the winter months but...

Mine slings grease in the winter months but tightens up when the weather warms up.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,740
Posted By Toobuilder
I sure do. There are provisions to attach various...

I sure do. There are provisions to attach various clamps and shields to the mount just for that purpose and most that I've seen do just that. The SDS pickup and mount themselves would withstand...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,740
Posted By Toobuilder
Indeed, that demon seems to have been tamed for...

Indeed, that demon seems to have been tamed for the most part, but not eliminated. There are still very real mechanical issues that every Pmag owner needs to check for. Bearing condition and magnet...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,740
Posted By Toobuilder
Plenty. It was one of the major operational...

Plenty. It was one of the major operational hurdles the company had to work through. It's caused by both software and mechanical issues - the latter being one of the reasons you are required to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Toobuilder
And let's not pretend here... There is 9+ years...

And let's not pretend here... There is 9+ years of pent up frustration involved with this subject. This thread is going to be a wild ride, and everyone knows it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Toobuilder
This is not a performance comparison thread -...

This is not a performance comparison thread - that one is coming. And we can expect that the mechanical integration of the P-200 has improved over the ones I've been flying for 15 years. We hope. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Toobuilder
Sure, but let's put that in perspective. I've...

Sure, but let's put that in perspective. I've been flying Pmags since 2005, and held a "deposit" on the 6 banger for a while. I'm "invested". But in the time that Emag started taking deposits on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Toobuilder
Well, in many cases they DID "owe us"... They...

Well, in many cases they DID "owe us"... They had my deposit for the 6 banger model in their bank account for a LONG time before I finally gave up and went with SDS.

In retrospect, I guess I should...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By Toobuilder
Didn't want to hijack a CPI-2 thread, but since...

Didn't want to hijack a CPI-2 thread, but since it was asked, I measured my CPI-1 at 1.69 amps at 2700RPM. This was a 6 cylinder, single ignition only.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By Toobuilder
Im using 1/8 od tube and push lock fittings for...

Im using 1/8 od tube and push lock fittings for all pneumatic lines from MSC direct. It's like spaghetti in appearance and forms just as easily.
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By Toobuilder
The poll isn't the subject of this thread, but...

The poll isn't the subject of this thread, but since you brought it up, the response rate is consistent with other polls on this forum. If this one is invalid as an indicator, then so are...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toobuilder
Then you should vote for the first group. We all...

Then you should vote for the first group. We all have the option to relax privacy during flight, but we currently DO NOT have the option to restore it to pre 2020 levels.
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By Toobuilder
Question Is There a Technical Reason to Include N Number in 1090ES Broadcast

We know that UAT has an "anonymous" mode - and presumably this strips out the N number from the broadcast when sqwawking 1200. Is there any technical reason why 1090ES does not offer this option? ...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toobuilder
It's your right to not care, just as it is my...

It's your right to not care, just as it is my right to desire privacy. This poll is simply here to find out what the group thinks without the stigma of having to defend their choice in a public...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Toobuilder
I've had great service from my Kat's 150w unit on...

I've had great service from my Kat's 150w unit on my 540. Gets heat all the way to the rocker covers in a few hours. About $35 on Amazon.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By Toobuilder
You can find the drive ratio and rotation...

You can find the drive ratio and rotation direction in your Lycoming manual or TCDS for your engine model. The increase/decrease pressure depends on whether the prop has counterweights or not. If...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By Toobuilder
I went to pcu5000.com and though I've lost the...

I went to pcu5000.com and though I've lost the email now I could swear the price for my Rocket governor was $1295.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By Toobuilder
Suggest you get a quote directly from PCU. I got...

Suggest you get a quote directly from PCU. I got one (a quote) just a few months ago and it was less than anything listed in this thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,801
Posted By Toobuilder
I have demonstrated the ability to get from my...

I have demonstrated the ability to get from my front door in Mojave to my buddy's front door in the DFW area in under 6 hours with the Rocket (and that includes a fuel stop). That's faster than the...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Toobuilder
Good stuff Larry!

Good stuff Larry!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By Toobuilder
The front of the -8 seems smaller than it...

The front of the -8 seems smaller than it actually is due to the canopy rails and the gear leg towers. That is one of the biggest things to

You notice when switching back and forth between the -8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By Toobuilder
Lots of threads on this subject and plenty of...

Lots of threads on this subject and plenty of opinions. All I can tell you is that before you write off the -8 as a "selfish" choice, spend some time in one. I have a lot of hours going cross...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toobuilder
Well, 12 hours later and there's an overwhelming...

Well, 12 hours later and there's an overwhelming (though not unexpected) consensus. Seems people in this day and age consider privacy relevant.

Good to know.

Still running the typical norm of 20%...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toobuilder
Question ADS-B Privacy

The ADS-B deadline is rapidly approaching and many of us are now facing a new reality in flying. Many of the prior ADSB threads feature a wide range of opinions and often turn political. This one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Toobuilder
Intake leaks manifest most at high vacuum (closed...

Intake leaks manifest most at high vacuum (closed throttle), so I'd look there first.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By Toobuilder
Not going to comment on the specifics of the 45...

Not going to comment on the specifics of the 45 degree cutoff, but I do complement the dedication to such detail. Weight is the enemy in airplanes, and every chunk of unneeded aluminum that finds...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Bob, not sure if you have ever been in the...

Bob, not sure if you have ever been in the military, but those of us that have understand the concept of OPSEC. And some of us are required to be aware of and adhere to some significant security...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,729
Posted By Toobuilder
How about titanium Hi-loc fasteners for the wing...

How about titanium Hi-loc fasteners for the wing center section and titanium plate for the straps? Bet that would save 5 pounds.
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Sam, you can feign insult, but by your own...

Sam, you can feign insult, but by your own admission you're the guy who tracks the comings and goings of your neighbors for your own entertainment. And since this is an ADSB centric thread, that...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Some people value their privacy more than you do...

Some people value their privacy more than you do Sam. And there is a near certainty that some of your airpark neighbors that you track for your own entertainment feel just as strongly about it as we...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Toobuilder
The last few posts have me confused. The 430,...

The last few posts have me confused. The 430, GRT WS and Digiflight II I've been flying for years provided flawless altitude capture from the EFIS. Once the AP was engaged, all commands were from...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep. I know of several people who have been...

Yep. I know of several people who have been through the same thing. It's ugly.

My only hope is that once the fleet is fully equipped, enough people (or maybe one, with enough pull) are going to...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Sam it's clear we are a million miles apart on...

Sam it's clear we are a million miles apart on this and that's just fine. But there is one point I need to clarify. You and others in this thread have discussed taking an interest in the goings on...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm not in a position to determine what behavior...

I'm not in a position to determine what behavior society seems unacceptable - I just live here. I just don't think pilots get a "pass" on an activity that, in in virtually any other circumstance,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
I appreciate the invite Sam. I hope you are not...

I appreciate the invite Sam. I hope you are not offended that I cant extend the same to you.
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Public disclosure of personal information should...

Public disclosure of personal information should be up to the individual. I have no issue with Facebook, trip reports, or even if you have your own tracker and WANT to be watched. But people forget...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Let's not get pedantic. There is a big...

Let's not get pedantic. There is a big difference between watching airplanes (things), and taking an uninvited interest in where specific people are, and what they are doing. Both behaviors have...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By Toobuilder
In the TC world after a good PAPR or ground...

In the TC world after a good PAPR or ground check, they want to see the following statement "return to service statement":

The installed ADSB out system was shown to meet the equipment performance ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm not suggesting you are a creep Bob. I'm just...

I'm not suggesting you are a creep Bob. I'm just pointing out that following a person's progress as they go about their day does not become more or less acceptable based upon the vehicle they happen...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Toobuilder
Where is the "like" button?

Where is the "like" button?
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Toobuilder
I wasn't suggesting that you need a CS prop to...

I wasn't suggesting that you need a CS prop to fly IFR. I was only using the VFR/IFR mission as an example of hard mission requirements driving hard equipment requirements. If you must fly IFR, you...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Toobuilder
Again, there is little debate that a light, well...

Again, there is little debate that a light, well built, fixed pitch RV is a strong performer. But the above statement discounts the requirements other people may have. And to that point, if one has...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Toobuilder
If only all pilots had that level of awareness...

If only all pilots had that level of awareness and finesse. Based on what I hear in the pattern and from word of mouth, there are a lot of people chopping the power and "throwing out the boards".
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Ok, let's try the scenario in a different...

Ok, let's try the scenario in a different context:

A guy is hanging out in the Walmart parking lot and is watching cars come and go. Let's pretend he has the ability to Google license plates and...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Toobuilder
You still use the throttle but the speed of the...

You still use the throttle but the speed of the airframe reacts quicker due to the governor adjusting blade pitch. This is generally a good thing but one should be aware of the limitations on...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Toobuilder
This question comes up all the time and there are...

This question comes up all the time and there are plenty of opinions. The reality is, it's not an opinion question, it's something that can be solved with simple analysis.

But it requires solid...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
And it's that very fine line between benign...

And it's that very fine line between benign (though still creepy) snooping and nefarious intent that some of us find so disturbing.
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,306
Posted By Toobuilder
Also interesting, the outbound leg of the flight...

Also interesting, the outbound leg of the flight was in formation with another newly equipped ADSB aircraft and ATC asked wing (me) to "go to standby" for the flight.

It was my understanding that...
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