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Forum: RV-14 Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By RViter
Cool Another approach ...

I found a lot less camber after a few Phase 1 landings, but YMMV. (My landings are smoother now.) IMHO

And this is an economy benefit, you wear out only the outside treads, then swap the tires and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,606
Posted By RViter
Just read "Mike Busch on Engines" book and he has...

Just read "Mike Busch on Engines" book and he has a fairly detailed account of a 'misfuel' situation in which Jet A was "being fueled" into his plane when he saw it happening. They did an extensive...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,967
Posted By RViter
I continue to have no problems with X-Naut RAM...

I continue to have no problems with X-Naut RAM panel mounted (now on 9.7" iPad) and was the same with iPad Mini4 on the smaller X-Naut. Both with ship's power USB for primary and internal batteries...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By RViter
Mark: when did you request the '-472 upgrade from...

Mark: when did you request the '-472 upgrade from the -470'? (sounds like it was way later than the original announcements before OSH2017.

Most of the comments about 'got the call' seem to be very...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By RViter
Enquiring minds want to know ... when did you...

Enquiring minds want to know ... when did you 'apply for the -472 upgrade'? (i.e., how long have you waited?)

I know this is a thread high-jacking, but I'm looking anxiously for that Dynon call as I...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By RViter
Wink Tom Mix highway ...

Some may vaguely remember Tom Mix the Hollywood cowboy movie star. There is a highway SE of Phoenix AZ that is the "Tom Mix Memorial Highway". Why? Because he was killed there. Story is it was an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By RViter
Weight?

The engine with accessories is probably about 300-350 lbs, and the airframe with engine may be 1100 lbs, so it's easy to see the engine loop is not a good choice.

I lift the RV-6A with stand under...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-10-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,073
Posted By RViter
Don't forget ... Vans

Be sure to also contact VANS (Cynthia) for them to get you the appropriate paperwork as mentioned recently on VAF (a few days ago).

From the Mothership...

"When registering your plane with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By RViter
Bite the Bullet ...

Bite that bullet hard and R&R the tank ... faster/safer/sure fix ... rarely in my life does it pay to short cut the steps, and the question is whether an attempt at work-around will just lead to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,659
Posted By RViter
Start with some basics?

So far, two pages of replies and various diverse opinions. I'd begin at the biginning - what is your mission profile? (It may be too early in your flying career to 'nail it down') but the OP should...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,456
Posted By RViter
Long wait?

So ... how long did you wait to get it? New or upgrade? Just trying to get a feel for how much longer before I see movement on my -470 to -472 upgrade request. Knew it would be awhile as the delays...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,529
Posted By RViter
Future task ---

Yes, it will be. Seems that I'll get that chance soon. The 'fix' today was not the ultimate solution. In fact, the FF went from 0.3 gph to 0.5 after moving the xpndr antenna from the R front near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,529
Posted By RViter
Revisiting the old issue

Finally, the FF of 0.2-0.3 GPH error when parked, engine OFF, Comm's ON (i.e., Xpndr ON) ... has risen to the top of my list of TODO's.

The panel is ALL Dynon SkyView and AFP fuel injection FM-150...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By RViter
Application details?

Used SIKA for the canopy (Tip-UP), but still want to do a Targa strip to finish it. (Flying 12+ months now). Would consider VHB for Targa but there would have to be some data regarding use with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,270
Posted By RViter
Wink Nice indeed!!

Yes, it is 'nice indeed' on the SkyView but 10" is not enough for PFD, EMS, and moving map. Would like to use the moving map WITH TIS-B on FF and devote the single SkyView to PFD/EMS (the primary...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,270
Posted By RViter
And the solution?

I must have missed the detour on this thread, when it went from solutions and settings to 'whining, rinse and repeat'. If it's productive, then all for it. But the focus of the question raised by the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,456
Posted By RViter
Larry: Sorry it took so long to get info - this...

Larry: Sorry it took so long to get info - this was GRT owner said,
"ADSB IN is from a Skyradar (new name now) dual band receiver; the output is both WIFI and USB to the GRT Sport EFIS via a self...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,456
Posted By RViter
Testing filter

After reviewing the 'notch filter' from FlightAware it seemed the range of bandwidth of the filter is wide enough to incorporate both 978 and 1090Mhz. This being the case, and the intent is to...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,456
Posted By RViter
Will follow-up -

Larry: will have to get details on the GRT model and will PM/email you (to avoid thread drift here.)

I will say that nothing on FF was changed to display TIS/FIS and ATIS updates real-time. Just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By RViter
VP-X config?

There are different configurations for VP-X circuits. You can define using the PC-Configurator, with an Ethernet cable interface, whether the circuit is Always ON, Always OFF, at the VP-X power up....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By RViter
Alignment?

The other concept to consider is 'alignment' with the longeron or think of it as the overall line of the plane. I did not think about this and trimmed the cowls top-bottom to fit well before...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,456
Posted By RViter
Wink Perhaps?

For a long time the SV-472 ("new replacement ADS-B") Dual Band ADS-B in, was showing as "out of stock" on the Dynon store but is no longer indicating that status. Appears to be readily available by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By RViter
Vans guidance (RV-6/6A)

IIRC, the guidance provided in the builder's manual (mine RV-6/6A) suggests that the nose gear pant should be installed and always used, but the mains should be exposed on the initial flight(s) for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,433
Posted By RViter
Kept expecting a surprise ending - a faux Targa...

Kept expecting a surprise ending - a faux Targa strip painted on the inside/outside of the Plexi that would look like a design feature.

Since I'm not an RV-8 owner the position of such a faux strip...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,929
Posted By RViter
Bathtub curve - ?

In electronics we see a 'bathtub curve' of failures in the components, with 'infant mortality' in the first 90 days, and then a relatively long productive life, ending in a slowly increasing...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By RViter
And that's why I live in Arizona. (Spent 5 1/2...

And that's why I live in Arizona. (Spent 5 1/2 hrs from FFZ/AZ to F46/Rockwall TX, and 5 1/2 DAYS getting back at the end of Sept). Reminded me of the John Denver song about Toledo OH, with the line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,394
Posted By RViter
Take a screen shot?

Maybe a screen capture instead of a photo would get a better (glare-free) image?
(The buttonology is press buttons '2' and '7' simultaneously, it also requires a USB thumbdrive to capture the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,146
Posted By RViter
Minor point ...

"... you can't buy a 6 [new] kit anymore." [there are still many built or that could use a refresh.]

You might find the work of Edward Tufte very interesting in his development of graphically...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-14-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By RViter
USS Sedona - good stop-over:

The USS Sedona is a stop-over (too many new age 'vortices' in Sedona to dwell long.), an overnight to enjoy the scenery enroute to the Pima museum. The Grill at the airport is very good. Hotel is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By RViter
Missed Pima Air Museum?

Looks like they've done a lot of upgrade on the Titan site since my visit more than 20 yrs ago. My wife couldn't navigate the open grate stairs, gave her vertigo and she stayed above ground.
You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,540
Posted By RViter
Key word "commencing" to build

VAF was around but unknown to me at the commencement of my decision to build, or build an RV. However, since I discovered VAF and started following ... it's immensely contributed to successful...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-13-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By RViter
On a RV-6 (not A)

Remove the brake lines and wheels, along with wheel/leg fairings - simple work through. The legs are one bolt in the engine mount, but the challenge is whether the legs are going to slip out or be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-30-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,533
Posted By RViter
CopperState 2017

Bruce:

Great to meet you and glad you enjoyed CopperState 2017. Appreciated your insight on building issues, and RV-9A operation with SkyView and VP-X configurations. Thanks for including the photo...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By RViter
Suvival thoughts

You've already identified the need for 'on your person' and 'larger kit in plane' ... excellent. A 2-level supply of 'survival tools' - the USAF a/c seats were a 'butt-boat' containing a one-man raft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By RViter
Cautionary note -

A note of caution with using the VPX UP/DOWN buttons on the EFIS. As mentioned this mode of operation reverts to 'momentary' (it only moves when and as long as you hold the UP/DOWN button), but it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By RViter
Confused by the ques ...

Is it a -6 or -6A?
Pulled out my earlier paperwork but the datum is 60 inches forward of the Wing LE, which makes the datum an imaginary point a bit forward of the spinner tip (to avoid the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By RViter
No Flap landing ---

"... I would like to have this solved before the first flight on the plane and not have to worry about a no flap landing. I do not have the Ray Allen flap position indicator on my plane."

I made the...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-24-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,150
Posted By RViter
If I read it right, the VS and upper rudder was...

If I read it right, the VS and upper rudder was found at the beginning of the debris field but there was nothing specific about the condition of those components, nor the attach points seen in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,196
Posted By RViter
See & Be Seen ...

I started flying in '72 and finished my PPL 2005, similar personal limits but consider the aircraft lighting as much about "See & Be Seen" in the daytime, as the unintentional need to have them at...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By RViter
Check ground strap?

Any chance the ground strap is not 100% clean and tight? Inadequate ground path will certainly make for a weaker start. (Ask me how I know?)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,306
Posted By RViter
As a long time user of KitLog Pro I've been very...

As a long time user of KitLog Pro I've been very pleased with the app, and in the past the tech support was excellent (in both expertise & reasonable timeliness). Since Matt's health event I can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,937
Posted By RViter
Another 'creaking' nose gear ...

Ditto on the creaking, with just over 16+ hrs Phase 1, I've heard it and was about to start researching this info. (Having previously read through the info, but forgotten specifics.) Good reminder...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,579
Posted By RViter
one more task?

And task #3 - it's time ... to update the signature. This one's no longer for you.
Gil Alexander
EAA Technical Counselor, Airframe Mechanic
RV-6A VSB (Very Slow Build, but almost there!)
Grumman...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,416
Posted By RViter
Check the basics -

Have you thoroughly examined the baffling on the bottom of the cylinders? Are the wrap-arounds on the bottom tight against the fins? Is the bottom plate that covers between cyl 2 and 4 in place? Is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,830
Posted By RViter
Could be worse ...

This could have been worse, and I had it happen, on the first few attempts to start my O-360. Actually fried a wire to the ignition switch. The engine barely turned over with the plugs installed, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-02-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,579
Posted By RViter
Knew it would happen soon ...

Gil - Fantastic - I knew you had to be close but it's great to see that photo. Guess I'll see you on the Phase 1 circuit soon. (I've only got another 39.5 hrs to go). Marana is in my test area. It's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,126
Posted By RViter
Installed 15.1 today

After installing v15.1 today in a SkyView Classic, rebooting, and doing a quick check the one 'bug' that I wanted fixed was fixed. The ENGINE/VP-X screen has been misaligned for a couple of updates....
Forum: Interiors 03-23-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By RViter
Velcro to floor pans -

It may seem obvious to a builder but the upholstery guys I used didn't realize that side to side strips of Velcro to hold the bottom cushion to the floor pans only work at one position. They don't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-01-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,269
Posted By RViter
Repeat offender starter plan ..?

"I'm beginning to realize that the hard part is keeping parts on the plane. Seems like everything has to come back off 3 times before they stay on for good! " ;)

That's the first step in the 'repeat...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-16-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By RViter
vaguely remember

I vaguely remember that you MUST have at least one load pin connected, at least that was true on my VP-100. Used one of the most probable pins, and a ground. Since some of the circuits default to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,468
Posted By RViter
More to the question

One of the considerations on an iPad (or any tablet) is WiFi only or cellular capable? If WiFi (or Bluetooth), will an 'external' AHRS or GPS signal be used for Position or Position/Location?

My...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By RViter
Recheck the AN table

You may want to recheck your understanding of the ANx-y bolt specs, they are not "mm" lengths. You'll find the meaning of those numbers more useful.

The difference between an AN7-43 and AN7-44 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By RViter
Search forums

Might try a forum search for J2A and you'll find several threads related.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,477
Posted By RViter
VP-X is a paradigm shift -

What's a paradigm shift? It changes the game, it's not simply a substitution of the CB or Fuse panel. The best analogy to describe Vertical Power ECB is to think back to the typewriter, and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,477
Posted By RViter
Critical path thinking ...

The critical path thinking here would be to understand that the VP-X integration feature on the HDX EFIS is further down the road and doesn't materialize as an impact when the VP-X integration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,792
Posted By RViter
I have a -J2A

I acquired an O-360-J2A from an R22 that ground rolled with 752 hrs since Lyc factory overhaul. (Not flying yet, inspection soon, but running and ground testing now).

Smokey Ray has posted also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,848
Posted By RViter
Thumbs up XPNDR "auto"

Likewise, on the XPNDR mode "AUTO" - it required setup intervention before the soft key was available with v15.0.2. AUTO feature uses aero (and other parameters) to determine whether to switch to ALT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,659
Posted By RViter
Tried X-Naut -

My first attempt at using the X-Naut was less than stellar - a self-inflicted but avoidable mistake. So BE AWARE and learn from my experience. To say I have 'high expectations' of a favorable end...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,848
Posted By RViter
WiFi - Added support (FlyQ, Etc?_)

Accidentally ran across the previously copied but unapplied 'manual update' while practicing buttonology and hangar-flying this weekend. It was awaiting intervention to apply. Installed as prescribed...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-26-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,241
Posted By RViter
No problem ...

I'm working the Camp Ground check-ins and member of EAA228 (we meet at FFZ). I think you'll find that upon arrival you can tell Ground that you need parking in the Judging area and will be directed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-14-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,156
Posted By RViter
I fabricated a couple of faux spar replacements...

I fabricated a couple of faux spar replacements for the factory straight wood spar shipping insert, to get a better fit while my -6A sat on it's gear for months, and months. A cherrypicker and straps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,028
Posted By RViter
Fact checker - ?

Check this thread - and photos -
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=53007

J-6230-1 is a KIT, a collection of parts;
J-6113-1, Vibration Isolator (the vulcanized cone, kit has 2...
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