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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,592
Posted By N941WR
If the SureFly is firing after TDC, and I don't...

If the SureFly is firing after TDC, and I don't know if it is or is not, then you are better off starting on the electronic igntion.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By N941WR
Most important is that you get the latest...

Most important is that you get the latest firmware update to your P-mags. This is critical for continued safe operation.

I have been running 114 boards in my 113 P-mags since the 114's came out. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By N941WR
Scott is correct, as usual. Once you are flying,...

Scott is correct, as usual.

Once you are flying, turn off the radio and do a bunch of stalls and slow flight. This will teach you what the plane feels like at low airspeeds.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-01-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By N941WR
We do not recommend running past 100 hours with...

We do not recommend running past 100 hours with any automotive spark plug.

The reason is that with an EICommander installed, the pilot will notice the deterioration of the spark event once past 100...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By N941WR
If your -12 has an EFIS installed, it's backup...

If your -12 has an EFIS installed, it's backup battery will keep it and all its warnings alive. However, you will probably have to press a button to switch to the backup battery, when the EFIS...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-01-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,817
Posted By N941WR
What I don't understand about these new engine...

What I don't understand about these new engine manufacturers is that you would think they should focus on getting their engines flying and building a reputation.

To do that, they should sell the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,592
Posted By N941WR
I do not know anything about the Surefly igntion...

I do not know anything about the Surefly igntion but do know a thing or two about P-mags.



Try starting your engine on one igntion and then the other. Whichever one is kicking back is the one you...
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By N941WR
One breaker for both in my plane. They are not...

One breaker for both in my plane.

They are not required for flight as I can always hand fly it. Thus, if one shorts out and takes both out, I can still fly home.

That was the criteria I used to...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By N941WR
In my case, I did not cut the slots recommended...

In my case, I did not cut the slots recommended by Van's to jettison the canopy. Also the -9 is not "aerobatic", so I should have no need to jettison the canopy.

I also suspect that if you slowed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By N941WR
Ken is correct. Remember, the A&P or Repairman's...

Ken is correct.

Remember, the A&P or Repairman's Certificate holder only attests the aircraft is in "condition for safe flight". An IA attests a "certified" aircraft complies will its type...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By N941WR
Here are some pictures from my -9. Opened and...

Here are some pictures from my -9.

Opened and Closed.
Note the Adel clamp down towards the T handle.
https://repucci.com/bill/fuselage/canopy%20release%20opened_small.jpg...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,068
Posted By N941WR
Good luck with the aftermarket parts Mel!

Good luck with the aftermarket parts Mel!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By N941WR
There is also a MAJOR firmware update that should...

There is also a MAJOR firmware update that should be done on your E-mag.

I don't pull mine every year but only because I have the EICommander that is constantly monitoring them and should a bearing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By N941WR
If you torque the adapters from Emag without a...

If you torque the adapters from Emag without a plug in them, such as recommended by LightSpeed, you run the risk of crushing them. (Experience talking here.)

Auto plugs are so cheap, I recommend...
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By N941WR
Outstanding news! May you have many trouble free...

Outstanding news! May you have many trouble free hours!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By N941WR
Dan, That is exactly why and how I used it. ...

Dan,

That is exactly why and how I used it. With oxygen, if I could climb high and pick up an additional 20 or 40 knots, it could make a significant difference on the trip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By N941WR
I have both ADS-B and XM weather in my RV and use...

I have both ADS-B and XM weather in my RV and use them for strategic route planning.

That said, I much prefer XM to ADS-B for the cloud tops and winds aloft. (If those are available on my SkyView's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By N941WR
Not to worry, my source sent a link to the new...

Not to worry, my source sent a link to the new RV-16 LSA.

Here (http://www.katfromthehat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Witches-Broom-for-Seniors-4.jpg) is a picture of that.
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,361
Posted By N941WR
Tip-up or Slider? I ask because the rollbars are...

Tip-up or Slider?

I ask because the rollbars are in different locations and and made of different material.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By N941WR
To be clear, I'm not an aerodynamicist, nor do I...

To be clear, I'm not an aerodynamicist, nor do I pretend to be one, and I could well be wrong.

My understanding is that if you give the air a chance to expand, it slows down. If it slows down, it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By N941WR
Search for "Dynon" on YouTube. They have some...

Search for "Dynon" on YouTube. They have some great tutorials posted on there.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By N941WR
The question is, what is high...

The question is, what is high temperatures?

Lycoming lists 435*F as the max continuous and 500 as the max temperature.

If your CHT's go over 400*F in climb don't worry about them. The idea is to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By N941WR
One more tip

I bought three replacement O-rings and changed them all.

My thinking was that if they were old enough for one to start leaking, the other isn't far behind.

Kind of like changing head lights, I...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,361
Posted By N941WR
Sounds like a great way to add a LOT of weight...

Sounds like a great way to add a LOT of weight way in the back on the off chance it might be used some day, but only if the pilot remembers to activate it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By N941WR
I have it on good authority on what the RV-15...

I have it on good authority on what the RV-15 will be.

Those who were hoping for a four place, short field aircraft that can land on unimproved strips won't be disappointed!

Here...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By N941WR
I have a two bladed Catto in front of a Sam James...

I have a two bladed Catto in front of a Sam James cowl and plenum that hides an O-360.

Setting the timing correctly helped lower my CHT's.

However, I think the problem with most plenums is that the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By N941WR
Exactly what I did and it works great. Just get...

Exactly what I did and it works great. Just get everything laid out and within easy reach. (I put fuel lube on my quick drains before I started.)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By N941WR
Buy an entirely new gas cap, not just the repair...

Buy an entirely new gas cap, not just the repair kit. That way, if a cap comes off in flight, you have a spare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By N941WR
If you are going to use a handheld as your...

If you are going to use a handheld as your backup, I would recommend putting an Archer antenna in the one wingtip and mount your handheld to the panel so it is always charged and always connected. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,782
Posted By N941WR
Building your tanks isn't that big of a deal. ...

Building your tanks isn't that big of a deal. Just [/b]DO NOT[/b] use MEK or any other solvent to clean the top of your tanks. Let the proseal dry and sand off any excess. Solvents will penetrate...
Forum: Interiors 10-20-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By N941WR
I bought four skins from Ikea and had my...

I bought four skins from Ikea and had my upholstery shop cut them to fit. They are removable, which is nice.
Forum: Southeast 10-20-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By N941WR
Fall Pancake and Waffle Breakfast

Fall Pancake and Waffle Breakfast
at
WILLIAMSPORT AIRPARK (SC86)

Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 8:30 am to 10 am
Hangar at the Southeast end of the Runway

Friends and family...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-19-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,264
Posted By N941WR
Bummer, It looks like when I shut the plane down,...

Bummer, It looks like when I shut the plane down, I also powered down the SkyView. The log data doesn't exist, Oh well, I guess I'll have to do another flight.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,264
Posted By N941WR
Duh! Why didn't I think of that. Yes, the...

Duh! Why didn't I think of that.

Yes, the SkyView continues to update the temperatures. Let me see if I can grab the data and correlate it to the P-mag temperatures. It will be close but not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By N941WR
Find a local builder and ask them to come take a...

Find a local builder and ask them to come take a look. To get CHT's that high, either the baffles are totally messed up, the timing is wY off, there is an induction problem, and/or a mixture...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By N941WR
OH, and Proseal on the bedroom carpet will never...

OH, and Proseal on the bedroom carpet will never come out. Just say, should it happen to you, I know a good carpet guy!

I'm still trying to figure out how I got Proseal up three flights of stairs...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By N941WR
I built my -9 in my basement and had to replace...

I built my -9 in my basement and had to replace the 32" door with a 64" door.

Put your building table on extra sturdy wheels. When you are finished building, lift it up with your engine hoist, put...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,264
Posted By N941WR
I was asked if I could do these tests with the...

I was asked if I could do these tests with the oil filler door open.

Since I haven't seen 104*F temperatures this entire year and fall has hit us, I still pulled the number this evening, just to see...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By N941WR
Will the FAA notify the registered owners, if...

Will the FAA notify the registered owners, if there is an issue with their ADS-B systems?
Forum: Tools 10-17-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By N941WR
Try the faster speeds, if you need. I still use...

Try the faster speeds, if you need.

I still use the slowest speed, when working on a new project.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By N941WR
Alain, I had forgotten about this thread until...

Alain,

I had forgotten about this thread until this evening.

www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=88012

Take a look at post #8 on the first page and post #12 on the second page. (I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,256
Posted By N941WR
Caution, thread drift. The Bearhawk Bravo is a...

Caution, thread drift.

The Bearhawk Bravo is a 2+0 aircraft and doesn't meet the requirement of seating three or four people. Plus, it will be slow, I don't need to land in 200 feet. RV-9 landing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By N941WR
I agree, it sounds like the internal generator...

I agree, it sounds like the internal generator has failed.

As for the temperature issue, most high temperatures are recorded after the engine is shutdown and the aircraft is parked, say for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,256
Posted By N941WR
One other thing, the one downside to all the...

One other thing, the one downside to all the RV's, except the -10 is that you are sitting in a bucket and older passengers may not be able to get out of them easily. (Or you, as you age.)

If you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,256
Posted By N941WR
More than one -14 builder I spoken with have...

More than one -14 builder I spoken with have dropped north of $150K on their builds and got to the point where they had wished they were building a -10.

The -10 flies like a heavy RV but still much...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By N941WR
Great news! I like easy fixes!

Great news!

I like easy fixes!
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By N941WR
"I know a guy..."

A friend installed one of these in his high wing and flew the test and, like the OP, didn't get any results.

Turns out he installed it on the right wing and made turns to the left.

When he went up...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By N941WR
You may have to write your own. There are four...

You may have to write your own.

There are four examples at the bottom of this page (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm). Two are in MSWord so you can edit them to your heart's content.

Every year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,688
Posted By N941WR
Sounds to me like it is rigged correctly, don't...

Sounds to me like it is rigged correctly, don't touch a thing!
Forum: Texas (South) 10-12-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By N941WR
Prop Box Needed

Do any of you have a box for a CS prop, preferably a Whirlwind box, they can lend a friend in Friendswood?

I had my friend ship me an old prop from South Houston to South Carolina with the agreement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By N941WR
Correct. My cable does a sort of S turn. ...

Correct. My cable does a sort of S turn. Straight FWD from the quadrant, then bends down and then horizontal to go through the firewall.

You will LOVE the quadrant! It is one of the best mods I...
Forum: Propellers 10-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By N941WR
Lycoming used to have a manually controlled prop,...

Lycoming used to have a manually controlled prop, see my post above.

While I never flew with it, I am familiar with it.

The problem, as I understand it, is that the pilot needs to he careful not to...
Forum: Tools 10-09-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By N941WR
I would Chuck the wheel in my drill press set to...

I would Chuck the wheel in my drill press set to the slowest speed.

That gives you greater access to the wheel than a bench grinder.
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By N941WR
I've been flying with ADS-B iin and out for over...

I've been flying with ADS-B iin and out for over five years. It continues to surprise me how many airplanes don't show up on it, planes I know have transponders and ADS-B out.

My point is, there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By N941WR
I did not install them on my -9 and as I age, I...

I did not install them on my -9 and as I age, I realize what a big step up it is.

I bought a small folding stool to help passengers get in and out. A big help with Young Eagles flights.
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By N941WR
You only need ADS-B over 10000' and inside a...

You only need ADS-B over 10000' and inside a Mode-C ring and in B and C airspace. If you can live with that, don't install it.

There are a LOT of planes flying without ADS-B or transponders and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By N941WR
In California do you also have to pay a yearly...

In California do you also have to pay a yearly property tax?
Forum: Propellers 10-04-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By N941WR
That seams like a very large diameter for a three...

That seams like a very large diameter for a three blades prop on an RV.
Forum: Propellers 10-04-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By N941WR
I don't believe any of their props are...

I don't believe any of their props are "certified". So, it's not a matter of, "uncertify the prop".

Certified props go through extensive vibration testing and analysis. Any change in stroke,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-03-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By N941WR
I use an aluminum "AN807 ADAPTER HOSE TO TUBE"...

I use an aluminum "AN807 ADAPTER HOSE TO TUBE" fitting.

Here's a link:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/an807.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,042
Posted By N941WR
Is it possible that some of the shorter lived...

Is it possible that some of the shorter lived batteries are counterfeit?
Everything else seems subject to counterfeit, why not these?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By N941WR
If any of you think it is time to change the...

If any of you think it is time to change the O-ring on your fuel cap, then it is probably time to change the on all your quick drains as well. (Both tanks and the gascolator, if installed.)
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