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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
Bump. This talk is a basic conversation about...

Bump.

This talk is a basic conversation about how electronic ignitions work and is not necessarily ignition specific.

Come on by and introduce yourself.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
Two hree that I can recall reading about: 1. The...

Two hree that I can recall reading about:
1. The trigger magnet comes off resulting in no more spark
2. The alternator belt snaps, ripping the trigger wires off, resulting in no spark.
3. One trigger...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By N941WR
Ditto on all counts. Just another tool that will...

Ditto on all counts. Just another tool that will collect dust. Besides, there will be places that jig won't fit and you will use a nutplate and screw anyway.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
While that was a good article, Nigel did not use...

While that was a good article, Nigel did not use the "on the fly" routine in the EIC, so I will be able to play with the timing a bit more, I hope. We will see. Also, Nigel did not have the stock...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,002
Posted By N941WR
What a great adventure! See you in a few days....

What a great adventure!

See you in a few days. Fly fun!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
Yes, it does. What are you thinking?

Yes, it does.

What are you thinking?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
FYI - 1. P-mags also have a rev limiter, which...

FYI -

1. P-mags also have a rev limiter, which is adjustable.
2. Software is an advantage as it allows the ignition to be tuned for your application.
3. Flywheel triggers can fail as mentioned in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
This is an EICommander function only and it must...

This is an EICommander function only and it must work within the limits of the P-mags.
It has been years since I have played with it and I honestly don't recall the upper limit but seem to think it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
The EICAD program won't let you play with the...

The EICAD program won't let you play with the P-mag configuration when the engine is running, for that you will need our EICommander.

Other than the tool, it is the same.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By N941WR
My neighbor keeps asking me about them, Like I...

My neighbor keeps asking me about them, Like I was on the design team or something.

https://vashonaircraft.com/
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-18-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By N941WR
Contact Brad Fredrick, the Michigan State Liaison...

Contact Brad Fredrick, the Michigan State Liaison for The Recreational Aviation Foundation. He is the guy who is responsible for opening the island for recreational...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 97,227
Posted By N941WR
Perfect, I didn't realize he had posted that. ...

Perfect, I didn't realize he had posted that. Thanks Doug!
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By N941WR
It is great when the little ones help...

It is great when the little ones help out.

(Please wear dusk masks when sanding.)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 97,227
Posted By N941WR
If anyone wants a copy of my 11 Page checklist...

If anyone wants a copy of my 11 Page checklist for the RV-9, let me know.

This is a highly modified MSWord version of one someone sent me many years ago and includes the consumables needed before...
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By N941WR
You are right! It is one of those tools that...

You are right!

It is one of those tools that makes you smile every time you use it! I would love to get an old floor model drill press to replace the bench top one I have now.
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By N941WR
Since posting on this thread back in May, I found...

Since posting on this thread back in May, I found a nice Rockwell Delta 14" bandsaw on Craig's List identical to this one (http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=9336) for $400.

I...
Forum: California 07-16-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By N941WR
You will enjoy the -9! It is probably the easiest...

You will enjoy the -9! It is probably the easiest taildragger I have ever flown, easier than a -7.

PM me your phone number and I'll call with my tips for new -9 pilots. Fairly basic stuff, such as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
Absolutely! The -9 wing is stunning. What gets me...

Absolutely! The -9 wing is stunning. What gets me is that even at that altitude, I was still trimmed nose down. Whereas the short wing RV's are trimmed nose up starting at around 8 to 9 K and above....
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By N941WR
Right nextdoor is Pearland, also very RV...

Right nextdoor is Pearland, also very RV friendly.

Both great airports with great people!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
You don't always need fuel injection to get good...

You don't always need fuel injection to get good spreads.
This picture was taken in my carbureted O-360 running dual P-mags with an unaltered"A curve" AKA "Jumper...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By N941WR
You will have to drop in at SC86 some time for a...

You will have to drop in at SC86 some time for a visit. We are all of 9 nm west of GMU.

Nice video!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
Thanks for the education Mike. I don't follow...

Thanks for the education Mike.

I don't follow the SDS, so have limited knowledge of it's operation.

Next time I fly, I'll bump the advance on the P-mags and see how that works. The EICommander has...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
I don't understand this advance switch thing. I...

I don't understand this advance switch thing. I can run up to 100° LoP with my P-mags on a carbureted engine with no issues and don't have to remember to flip a switch when powering up, letting down,...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By N941WR
There is a Houston lunch group on this forum,...

There is a Houston lunch group on this forum, check with them.

BTW, did you get a 9 or a 9A? Congratulations either way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By N941WR
WOW! WOW WOW WOW WOW (I think I have enough...

WOW!

WOW WOW WOW WOW (I think I have enough text to post.)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-13-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,915
Posted By N941WR
I agree with both Dan's and Mike's comments...

I agree with both Dan's and Mike's comments above.

One other advantage is that you can get much lower idle speeds with EI's installed. This is important to seaplane pilots but not critical to most...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By N941WR
As mentioned above, this is the standard kit and...

As mentioned above, this is the standard kit and almost all the holes are prepunched and line up perfectly.

No jigging is required; however, you will need to finish drill them to the proper...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By N941WR
And that would be why we build and share such...

And that would be why we build and share such things with our kids!

It looks like a great time!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By N941WR
Here is one of my favorite series of pictures...

Here is one of my favorite series of pictures from my build. My wife is helping inventory the fuselage kit.

The big box arrives:
http://www.repucci.com/bill/fuselage/fuselage%20arrives_small.JPG...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-12-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By N941WR
I'm a day late and a few dollars short. It...

I'm a day late and a few dollars short.

It doesn't seem to be working this morning.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By N941WR
I have seen a number of RV's with the seams...

I have seen a number of RV's with the seams glassed over and most of them developed cracks along the seams.

All I did was to fill the tops of the pull rivets.

The only places I used platenuts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 44,756
Posted By N941WR
I'm still waiting for a widened PA-14 with the...

I'm still waiting for a widened PA-14 with the RV-9 wing and powered with an affordable four cylinder engine.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By N941WR
Mitch, It was great working with you. Whomever...

Mitch,

It was great working with you.

Whomever buys your EICommander will receive full support, as is our policy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 44,756
Posted By N941WR
There was a gentleman in Germany who built an RV...

There was a gentleman in Germany who built an RV and then built a second one, identical to first, except he added retractable gear, including the tailwheel.

The speed difference was something like 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By N941WR
Correct with regards to clocking the timing by...

Correct with regards to clocking the timing by gear teeth.

See my post above regarding the rev limiter.

When changing the P-mag configuration with either the EICAD program or our EICommander, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By N941WR
Tom, See my comments below. Installation...

Tom,

See my comments below.

Installation details:
Advance shift: -1.4 ATC (set manually...~1.5 gear teeth ATC)
Advance curve: "A" (jumper in)
MP restriction orifice: Installed
--> Don't clock the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By N941WR
You might.want to make a "hat section" to go over...

You might.want to make a "hat section" to go over one of the.boxes to mount your battery on. I did that and it worked out great.

Also, put a hub back by the pitch servo. Then you can plug the servo,...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,914
Posted By N941WR
Any idea what the expected impact on price will...

Any idea what the expected impact on price will be?
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By N941WR
I put a Stewart Warner 10599R oil cooler on my #4...

I put a Stewart Warner 10599R oil cooler on my #4 cylinder and it worked much better than the"stock"oil cooler with my O-360.

It seems to do a great job at all OAT's.

Don't forget to strengthen the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By N941WR
You can get it at an auto parts store. Heck,...

You can get it at an auto parts store. Heck, they even sell stuff for our RV's.

http://www.repucci.com/bill/panel/air%20duct%20hose_small.jpg...
Forum: GPS 07-02-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By N941WR
I have all three of my GPS antennas and XM radio...

I have all three of my GPS antennas and XM radio antenna stuck to my glair shield with Velcro.

No interference issues, short cable runs, and easy maintenance!

One antenna was white and I covered it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,918
Posted By N941WR
Great news! Since it takes years to build, see...

Great news!

Since it takes years to build, see if you can't find a local tailwheel instructor and try to fly an hour every month or two. Then by the time you are finished you will have plenty of TW...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-02-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By N941WR
Out of curiosity, why did you go with a 24 volt...

Out of curiosity, why did you go with a 24 volt system?

Not criticizing, just trying to learn something.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-02-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By N941WR
I agree 100%.

I agree 100%.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,918
Posted By N941WR
In addition, where you base it might impact your...

In addition, where you base it might impact your rates. A short grass strip will get you higher rates over a long paved strip.

These are spot on.

After you get 100 hours in type/ tailwheel, it will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
For those who will make OSH this year, I will be...

For those who will make OSH this year, I will be giving my Ignition Basics talk again.

It is scheduled for Thursday, July 26th at 1 PM in Classroom C.

I hope to see you there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By N941WR
See this thread:...

See this thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=35765

You can use this test kit to determine if your auto fuel has alcohol/ethanol in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By N941WR
Can you try a smaller compressor? The early Miata...

Can you try a smaller compressor? The early Miata compressos are very small and our cockpits are about the same size.

You will have to check but it is possible that the current production cars have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By N941WR
Is your plane assembled or not? How many...

Is your plane assembled or not?
How many different colors do you want?
How complex is your paint scheme?

All those things impact the price of the paint job.

If it is dissembled, I know a great...
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By N941WR
When I built my RV-9 I got a lot of pressure from...

When I built my RV-9 I got a lot of pressure from both Van's and my EAA chapter to build a -9A.

Never once did I ever consider building it with a nosewheel and now with over 800 hours on it, I am...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-21-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By N941WR
I would buy this air scoop...

I would buy this air scoop (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1529628228-472-678&browse=engines&product=cowl-airscoop) from Van's and make it removable like DanH did on his beautiful...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By N941WR
When I would use my uni-bit step drills, I would...

When I would use my uni-bit step drills, I would drill a scrap piece of aluminum until I figured out where to stop drilling. I would then put some tape on the drill bit so I knew exactly where to...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By N941WR
Well, yes and no. I know of an RV that is flying...

Well, yes and no.

I know of an RV that is flying with the engine and prop out of one of the storm damaged RV's from SnF.

The FSDO said the engine and prop came from a "certified" plane and gave him...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,859
Posted By N941WR
By adding power, even 1000 RPM's, you raise the...

By adding power, even 1000 RPM's, you raise the nose slightly. This may be enough to keep from unporting the fuel puckups.

Just a guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By N941WR
Here...

Here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146039) is a pretty good thread on the subject.

The mounts are slightly different and are not interchangeable.

However, an engine can be...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By N941WR
I also agree with Mel but have another reason to...

I also agree with Mel but have another reason to get a Test Pilot to do the first flight.

Most builders have only time in one or two different makes and models of aircraft. Thus it makes it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-16-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By N941WR
Terry, You are correct! Years ago I was over the...

Terry,

You are correct! Years ago I was over the top of Detroit's Bravo heading "ip north" to visit mom. Becker jumped on my "Experimental" call and this is what transpired:

ATC: Experimental one...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,378
Posted By N941WR
It was great to meet you and the rest of the...

It was great to meet you and the rest of the Lunch Club.

I think the reason we talked RV's was because we are all secretly jealous of your beautiful LancAir!

If I have a day's notice and my...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,511
Posted By N941WR
Paddy, did you ever consider converting your...

Paddy, did you ever consider converting your outboard leading edges to fuel tanks, like others have done?

Good luck with your flught!
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 26,497
Posted By N941WR
I was talking to Dayton, of DJM Manufacturing,...

I was talking to Dayton, of DJM Manufacturing, today and mentioned that one of the my favorite mods to my -9 was the inclusion of one of his throttle quadrants...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,519
Posted By N941WR
OK, I just read FAR Part 61, Section 56...

OK, I just read FAR Part 61, Section 56 (http://flightsimaviation.com/data/FARS/part_61-56.html) which covers Flight Reviews.

As I suspected, there is no requirement for the CFI to even be in the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By N941WR
I had a crack in my pitot line that caused what...

I had a crack in my pitot line that caused what you are seeing.
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