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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Flying Canuck
This is a fuel injected engine. My right tank was...

This is a fuel injected engine. My right tank was 7 minutes below full and I was level for the preceding 20+ minutes and straight for nearly 10 minutes. It was the coldest day that I've flown so far...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Flying Canuck
Short engine stumbles

Went up for flight this morning and ran into something new. I was in level flight at 60% power, mixture running at peak EGT or slightly below and I had a series of 3 short low fuel pressure events....
Forum: Canada 10-12-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Flying Canuck
I found them on their ecommerce site - search for...

I found them on their ecommerce site - search for sika. It was on page 2. Sika Cleaner/Aktivator 205 and Sike 209 Primer.
Forum: Canada 10-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Flying Canuck
I got mine from Noah's marine in Toronto....

I got mine from Noah's marine in Toronto. www.noahsmarine.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've got a Crow 5 point harness with the...

I've got a Crow 5 point harness with the traditional buckle. Didn't take much to get used to it, certainly secures me well. I've had just a handful of seconds of low G time when doing my AOA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Flying Canuck
Great idea Paul! Your led lights would probably...

Great idea Paul! Your led lights would probably save a chunk of a jigawatt and let you make it small enough for panel mounting.

Your light kit worked out great in my plane - I need to check my left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Flying Canuck
Your flaps stall speed is exactly what Van's...

Your flaps stall speed is exactly what Van's lists. I wonder if that was intended to be a landing configuration number. My 55kt experience doesn't look to be too out of line consider that was clean,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Flying Canuck
I do have AOA, and it's calibrated. I may well...

I do have AOA, and it's calibrated. I may well bring my speeds down once I get more comfortable with it. The only stalls done so far were for the AOA calibration and were done power on and fully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Flying Canuck
Pictures

All of these picture requests are great, but I'll need to install that flux capacitor before I can get the ones I didn't take. Maybe I should add "take some pictures" to my checklists.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are correct on the break in. Iím closing in...

You are correct on the break in. Iím closing in on 10 hours, running time. 7.2 hours of air time. We did run it hard for most of the first 5 hours and CHTs have started to come down from the shocking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Flying Canuck
First solo flight

It's as official as it's going to get. This evening I took my newly finished plane out solo. I put in 7 flights with my engine builder to get me completely comfortable handling the plane. I decided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,330
Posted By Flying Canuck
CPAP fan

I've been using a CPAP for 7-1/2 years - haven't missed a night. Life beforehand was day after day of waking feeling as if I'd run a marathon and fighting to stay awake during the day. All of these...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Flying Canuck
VP-X has a wig-wag feature, but as far as I can...

VP-X has a wig-wag feature, but as far as I can tell, it doesn't have a strobe feature. The manual describes how to send power to a strobe power supply, but that doesn't apply to LEDs. If you have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-02-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 33,378
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes, I'm coming from a Dynon mindset. I know that...

Yes, I'm coming from a Dynon mindset. I know that regardless of the magnetic interference issue, I didn't have room for my ADHRS in front, but if it had been possible I may well have done it. You...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-02-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 33,378
Posted By Flying Canuck
I believe the ADHRS needs to be a fair distance...

I believe the ADHRS needs to be a fair distance away from any magnetic interference (if there's a magnetometer in it). That may be trickier forward of the center section. Lots of room in the aft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,231
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've got the 10" HDX just a little ways down the...

I've got the 10" HDX just a little ways down the road from you in Red Deer. Out of the box, Canada is pretty bleak for synthetic vision. You get terrain and that's all. I did buy a Pocket FMS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,328
Posted By Flying Canuck
There are a half dozen of so rivets for the...

There are a half dozen of so rivets for the bottom skin to the firewall flange in the middle, where the cowling goes under the exhaust. One of the holes is used for a bolt holding the exit air...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Flying Canuck
It's been bad 60 miles north of Calgary too. I...

It's been bad 60 miles north of Calgary too. I don't think we've managed anything better than marginal VFR in the past week. Even that has only been for a few hours at a time, most of the time its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Flying Canuck
With the mixture ROP (leaned for best power) and...

With the mixture ROP (leaned for best power) and 11.7 gph, we saw CHTs around 428 on #1, 419 on #2/#4, and 406 on #3. That's at WOT, about 24.5". We leaned it out a little (10.7 gph) and those temps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Flying Canuck
Flight number 2 in marginal VFR (an iffy 3 miles...

Flight number 2 in marginal VFR (an iffy 3 miles in smoke) went this morning. I handled the majority of the flying, up to the landing which got stretched on account of a coyote parked on the center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Flying Canuck
Good catch! They're almost correct - I designed...

Good catch! They're almost correct - I designed my own "G" as the italicized one on the template sheet looks stupid. They are painted on, including the massive under wing letters. To be honest, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Flying Canuck
I can believe that. It's pretty much second only...

I can believe that. It's pretty much second only to the electrical system for complexity (at least in my build). This one should certainly have been caught - my engine builder installed the flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Flying Canuck
Another flying RV

Shortly after 9:00 this morning, on a beautiful day, RV-9A C-GCPT did what it was designed and built to do - fly! I rode along in the left seat as my engine builder - who has 14,000+ hours in about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Flying Canuck
I found a few things to do, took my time on the...

I found a few things to do, took my time on the reassembly, tracked down a few small leaks, fixed a fuel sender. Certainly would rather have been flying though. Sadly canceling the vacation is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Flying Canuck
I can fly now!

Just received my Special Certificate of Airworthiness in the mail, so C-GCPT, RV-9A #91081 is officially an airplane. Weather permitting, my first flight will be happening when I get back from a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,172
Posted By Flying Canuck
I had the same problem priming my pump just a...

I had the same problem priming my pump just a couple of months ago, my ordeal was documented here somewhere. The fix ended up being lightly pressurizing the tank through the fuel vent at the front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By Flying Canuck
Congratulations on getting that -9A in the air....

Congratulations on getting that -9A in the air. Mine is possibly next - first flight planned for 2 weeks from now, weather permitting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
Mystery solved

Well I found the definitive cause of my left fuel sender not working tonight. I managed to get the sender removed (cut away the bulge of proseal around the outside and got it moving with a flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Flying Canuck
Congratulations on the big milestone. I should...

Congratulations on the big milestone. I should have my Canadian equivalent in hand in the next 2 weeks (we don't get ours on the spot, comes in the mail). I'm expecting to knock off the last part of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well Iím putting the amateur in amateur built....

Well Iím putting the amateur in amateur built. The CHT sensor connectors were good, other than the fact that they were reversed. My pressure sensor wires werenít reversed, the actual sensors were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Flying Canuck
I see now that thereís no ground connection...

I see now that thereís no ground connection required for the alternator. I quickly found a problem with my installation though. My b-lead lug was contacting the alternator case, that canít be good....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks for the input. I've thought it through and...

Thanks for the input. I've thought it through and the one thing that makes the most sense is interference from the mags. I routed the p-leads through the same firewall pass-through as all of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Flying Canuck
Sensors dead when engine running

I'm on the home stretch towards final inspection - scheduled for Thursday. I've got a handful of squawks left, anyone have any tips/experiences with these?

For context, I've got a Dynon SkyView HDX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
As long as the wings (and the fuel tanks) have...

As long as the wings (and the fuel tanks) have dihedral, I don't think there's a float based mechanical sensor that's ever going to get you to both the top and the bottom of the tank. The first ~4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well I tried a few more things tonight and I...

Well I tried a few more things tonight and I think I'm only left with one possibility - a bad sender. I drained the tank and used one of my seat bent hinge pins to feel around through the drain hole....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,206
Posted By Flying Canuck
Others have just commented on the bottom bend,...

Others have just commented on the bottom bend, you loose a lot of room with that. I have just enough room under my HDX (located similarly) for toggle switches and their labels. You need to have some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Flying Canuck
First start, RV-9A alive!

After fixing a couple small issues discovered while pre-oiling my zero time IO-320, we got it started up for the first time. Does that ever make it feel like an airplane, don't have to make my own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
Decided to play hooky from work this afternoon...

Decided to play hooky from work this afternoon and go and try some of your suggestions. Glad I did because I arrived to find a very large blue ring on the floor and an overwhelming familiar smell....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
If I recall correctly, I was seeing something...

If I recall correctly, I was seeing something close to .2 ohms - I was definitely on the ohms setting. The left tank might not have been that good, my multimeter was acting up and I was getting some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well that wasn't a very productive night. I...

Well that wasn't a very productive night. I checked resistance between my firewall and the sender plate and got tiny numbers, so I can't see this being a ground issue. I pushed through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
Tonight I'll connect a temporary ground to one of...

Tonight I'll connect a temporary ground to one of the plates to see if that helps. I'll see too if I can get my inspection camera up inside the emptier tank to check the position of the float. Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
I had a 0.02 V move after the 2nd pour, none...

I had a 0.02 V move after the 2nd pour, none before or after though. The right side didn't move at all but I only put in maybe 8L.
Forum: Canada 06-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By Flying Canuck
It only took 96 days, several follow up emails...

It only took 96 days, several follow up emails and phone calls and the passing of the promised worst case completion date by 2 days, but my registration finally went through yesterday. I cannot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Flying Canuck
Fuel levels not registering

This is probably just going to be a forehead slap opportunity but maybe someone knows this one. I started doing my fuel level calibration last night - Dynon Skyview HDX, standard resistive type fuel...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,604
Posted By Flying Canuck
I sure never want to remove those close tolerance...

I sure never want to remove those close tolerance bolts. It took a week to get them in there and getting them out would be nearly impossible. Use hardware store bolts for the first fit and drilling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,679
Posted By Flying Canuck
Some of them get rivets, others will get drilled...

Some of them get rivets, others will get drilled out for holes with platenuts on either side of the fiewall. The bolts on the right side are for the PC680 battery box (If you are installing it) one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,679
Posted By Flying Canuck
I think I felt the same as you when I got my...

I think I felt the same as you when I got my firewall forward kit and engine late last summer. The rest of the build was pretty straight forward, but the big mess of systems on the front side of the...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By Flying Canuck
2-1/2 weeks?!?!? I'm calling tomorrow, I'm still...

2-1/2 weeks?!?!?
I'm calling tomorrow, I'm still waiting, it's been 8 weeks. Nice to see that you were able to get registered with the pictures of a clearly unfinished plane. That should at least...
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,882
Posted By Flying Canuck
I bought a couple of CRAZEDpilot CP-1ANR headsets...

I bought a couple of CRAZEDpilot CP-1ANR headsets a year ago, they're only $200 each and I've been quite pleased with them. I have never used the expensive ones, so maybe I don't know what I'm...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,019
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yikes!! That wouldn't be good to discover in the...

Yikes!! That wouldn't be good to discover in the air. Ailerons work better when they work.
Forum: Canada 04-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By Flying Canuck
Hi Ralph. I've already had figure that process...

Hi Ralph.

I've already had figure that process out. You're right about it not being very obvious. I've already got my final inspection letter, everything is paid and I'm just waiting on the C of R...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By Flying Canuck
It's been a month since I sent in my registration...

It's been a month since I sent in my registration application and I haven't heard anything other than an automated email receipt. I just emailed Transport Canada and they quickly told me that they...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,587
Posted By Flying Canuck
Weighed my 9A this morning. Very close to what...

Weighed my 9A this morning. Very close to what you guys have been at. Weighed in at 1089#, 266.5 on the nose, 414.5 left and 408 right. That's with c/s prop, interior and paint. Wheel pants added 6.5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Flying Canuck
Got it working

Thanks for all of the quick responses on this. I went back out to the airport armed with those suggestions and quickly had fuel flowing. I added more fuel (to 4 gal) to the right tank and blew some...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-30-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Flying Canuck
I used the Fuji Mini Mite 3 to paint my plane...

I used the Fuji Mini Mite 3 to paint my plane using Stewart Systems paint. I was completely new to painting, but was quite pleased with the setup. I just used the T70 non-bleed gun. Worked infinitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm waiting for a good (but not pleasant) 30...

I'm waiting for a good (but not pleasant) 30 seconds on each attempt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Flying Canuck
Canadian fuel flow tests are supposed to be done...

Canadian fuel flow tests are supposed to be done with minimum fuel which is calculated based on engine horsepower. Works out to 1.1 gallons. I can certainly add more fuel to try to get it primed,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Flying Canuck
Initial fuel flow tests - no fuel

I'm scratching my head today. Just tried to do my fuel flow test on my nearly ready 9A. I have a FlyEFII boost pump with pre-filter coming out of my fuel selector. Goes to a firewall mounted Andair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Flying Canuck
I insured my project at the beginning of May last...

I insured my project at the beginning of May last year, Marsh Silver Wings plan. I had reached a critical mass, about 60% of my total costs sitting in my garage. My homeowner's policy has a specific...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,587
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'll be weighing soon too, in 2 or 3 weeks I...

I'll be weighing soon too, in 2 or 3 weeks I figure. It's quite strange being at this stage where every time I look at my list of things to do it gets shorter rather than longer. Mine is painted, but...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's exactly how I understand it too. Of course...

That's exactly how I understand it too. Of course each step comes with it's own fee schedule. And the time between steps is a big unknown. I received my authorisation for Final Inspection with the...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By Flying Canuck
This isn't about the final inspection, obviously...

This isn't about the final inspection, obviously the aircraft needs to be ready for flight before final inspection. I'll need all inspection panels and cowlings off, but everything else on.

The...
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