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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
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 Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
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 Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,254
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,052
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, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,052
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
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, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,052
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-17-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By N941WR
You should explain what a "Continental Aerospace...

You should explain what a "Continental Aerospace Titan 320" engine is for the new members of this forum.
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
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, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
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, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By N941WR
Great news! I like easy fixes!

Great news!

I like easy fixes!
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
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, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
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, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,099
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,585
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
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, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,585
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,041
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
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, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,984
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
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.)
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By N941WR
Sam, I used DuPont automotive paint, base coat /...

Sam,

I used DuPont automotive paint, base coat / clear coat. If I were to do it again, I would probably go with single stage as it is easier to touch up later when you have to repaint your wheel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By N941WR
Before you brighten them, see how bright they are...

Before you brighten them, see how bright they are at night.
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By N941WR
Don't forget to take a close look at the hardware...

Don't forget to take a close look at the hardware architecture of the competing units

I have a friend who selected the EFIS for his Other than RV based on the hardware design, because he felt they...
Forum: Safety 10-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,912
Posted By N941WR
This is great advice! Two things I would add: 1....

This is great advice!

Two things I would add:
1. Mosquito netting / cover.
2. Solar phone charger
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,489
Posted By N941WR
Unless it is tested in flight, there is simply...

Unless it is tested in flight, there is simply know if this thing will work.

If it doesn't work and becomes a "streamer", you would have been better off gliding to a landing, even a crash...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By N941WR
It depends on what he is building, aftermarket...

It depends on what he is building, aftermarket fairings may not be available.
Forum: Tools 09-29-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,482
Posted By N941WR
OK, I'm a tool geek, so I may not be the best...

OK, I'm a tool geek, so I may not be the best person to give advise.

I would say to budget about $200 / month for new tools.

The reason is just as you finish with one type of tool, you need...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By N941WR
I had to may the fairings for my -9 as Van's as...

I had to may the fairings for my -9 as Van's as no one provides them and the ones for the -7 don't work on the -9 due to different angles that the gear legs exit the cowl.

(This is for a -9, not a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,914
Posted By N941WR
Congratulations Paul! Yes, reducing the idle...

Congratulations Paul!

Yes, reducing the idle speed will help a LOT on final.

I have a very lightweight Catto composite prop on my -9 and when warm, it will idle as low as 560 RPM, which is a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,811
Posted By N941WR
The -7 and -9 only share the VS and rudder. The...

The -7 and -9 only share the VS and rudder. The HS and elevators are very different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By N941WR
The A fuselage has gearleg brackets that mount in...

The A fuselage has gearleg brackets that mount in front of the spar. The taildragger version has a metal bracket riveted in the tail, along with an extra bulkhead.

You might have to unrivet the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,165
Posted By N941WR
Different issue than w thread. We're your tanks...

Different issue than w thread.

We're your tanks stored in the sunlight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,165
Posted By N941WR
You are replying to a two year old thread.

You are replying to a two year old thread.
Forum: Reviews 09-25-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By N941WR
Who is Amanda Melton and what does she sell?

Who is Amanda Melton and what does she sell?
Forum: Tools 09-24-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By N941WR
I bought a 24" three wheel saw for $10 at a...

I bought a 24" three wheel saw for $10 at a garage sale.

Used it to build my -9 and kept it for 12 years.

Last year I bought a vintage Rockwell/Delta 14" bandsaw off of Craigslist for $400. That...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By N941WR
The other option is to use the Advance Search...

The other option is to use the Advance Search function on this website.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,914
Posted By N941WR
One other thing, hold the stick at the very...

One other thing, hold the stick at the very top.

This requires you to make large movements with your hand. Holding it down low means a small movement will impart a large control displacement.

This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By N941WR
No idea how it compares but it is very...

No idea how it compares but it is very comfortable.

But after this record breaking flight (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=19265), I asked Ron what seat cushions he had and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,914
Posted By N941WR
Witha FP -9(A), pull all the power off in the...

Witha FP -9(A), pull all the power off in the pattern, abeam the touchdown point put in all the flaps and trim it for 60 knots/70 mph and fly the entire pattern at that speed.

Then, instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By N941WR
Further away, Barrett.

Further away, Barrett.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-22-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,188
Posted By N941WR
Rather then use a longer panel, why not install a...

Rather then use a longer panel, why not install a recessed switch/breaker panel at the bottom. It protects the switches and is easy to replace, if you make changes in the coming years.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By N941WR
Yes, try...

Yes, try this:

https://www.eaa.org/Shop/ProductCatalog/Product.aspx?ID=2657979

Also, the refineries have been known to mess up the mixture and add way more than 10%.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By N941WR
Do you still test it to make sure it is only 10% ...

Do you still test it to make sure it is only 10% ethenol?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By N941WR
I had mine covered individually. That way I can...

I had mine covered individually.

That way I can adjust the seat height based on my passenger. Really tall guys get just the long cushion, short guys get the wedge plus an extra inch or two.

I fly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,188
Posted By N941WR
PS. I would add a Garmin 660 mounted in an...

PS. I would add a Garmin 660 mounted in an AirGizmo to your radio stack. That way, in the event your main EFIS goes belly up, you can navigate and keep upright with your backup display.

With this...
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