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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By airguy
Correct - discussed here not too long ago....

Correct - discussed here not too long ago.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148040&highlight=capacitive
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,729
Posted By airguy
In a non-rated 9A?

In a non-rated 9A?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By airguy
These are going to be very difficult to install...

These are going to be very difficult to install in the tank after it's been closed up, you'll have to cut holes in the rear baffle for access. Are you sure it's worth the effort?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By airguy
Good job Mike! Flew over your house yesterday,...

Good job Mike!

Flew over your house yesterday, the runways are looking pretty good. Might have to drop in there one day.
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,410
Posted By airguy
Thanks Vic - spent the last hour doing a bunch of...

Thanks Vic - spent the last hour doing a bunch of reading. I may not be a convert yet, but I'm at least considerably less of a skeptic.
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,410
Posted By airguy
Which EarthX model were you testing, and how in...

Which EarthX model were you testing, and how in the world did I miss that report?
Forum: Safety 10-12-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,410
Posted By airguy
This was one of the biggest problems I had seen...

This was one of the biggest problems I had seen with the EarthX, and it appears they've got it solved, at least partially - in the case of electric-dependent aircraft or IFR/IMC conditions requiring...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By airguy
You might want to rethink the battery scenario -...

You might want to rethink the battery scenario - EarthX specifically warns against running their LiFePO4 battery in combination with a lead-acid battery.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By airguy
You'll find that when you take the blue vinyl...

You'll find that when you take the blue vinyl film off and expose the fresh aluminum cladding it will be so soft that just about anything at all will mark it up. You can write on it with a sharpie,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By airguy
I built my own brackets and changed cable routing...

I built my own brackets and changed cable routing to avoid using a bell crank. My 9A has an IO360 with Superior cold sump and forward facing Bendix injection.
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-03-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,628
Posted By airguy
Bit of an old thread revival, but has anyone seen...

Bit of an old thread revival, but has anyone seen the sales numbers on the new Rotax? And do we know yet if the 185 pound installed weight includes the coolant and radiator?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By airguy
Second that - if you're close and Jesse is...

Second that - if you're close and Jesse is offering to help, it's hard to go wrong with that route.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By airguy
I dipped mine in alodine pre-assembly, so...

I dipped mine in alodine pre-assembly, so everything got coated. I didn't prime anything except the Z-brackets until it went to paint when the outside got primed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By airguy
Another point to keep in mind is that the RVP is...

Another point to keep in mind is that the RVP is specified at 100F I believe. As the temperature of the fuel drops, so does the vapor pressure. I have experienced lowered fuel pressure as I climb...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-23-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By airguy
A few rebuttals to Bill R's reply... The O360 is...

A few rebuttals to Bill R's reply...

The O360 is 17 pounds heavier than the O320, and delivers 20 more horsepower per nameplate - a significant horsepower/weight improvement, there is no other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By airguy
And is designed to be so. This source has an...

And is designed to be so.

This source has an axe to grind - dig deeper and sniff in the corners and you'll see it. I won't throw mud on a public forum but I'll say that all is not what it appears...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By airguy
I don't put the blame on airport security - I put...

I don't put the blame on airport security - I put the blame on the modern generation of spoiled parents raising ultra-spoiled kids with electronic babysitters and zero common sense.

Airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By airguy
First time I've ever heard this, and I've done an...

First time I've ever heard this, and I've done an awful lot of research on the matter. What is your source?



Correct. Old wives tales are hard to kill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By airguy
Correct. Ethanol content in 10% ethanol autofuel...

Correct. Ethanol content in 10% ethanol autofuel (E10) does not raise the vapor pressure due to the ethanol. The vapor pressure is higher due to the different blend of the base-stock gasoline that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By airguy
I have been running mostly 91E10 in my 9A with...

I have been running mostly 91E10 in my 9A with IO360 for the last 150-ish hours, and there have been some "adjustments" made to combat the low vapor pressure but it's been working just fine.

First,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,071
Posted By airguy
Either a misquote or a repeat of misinformation,...

Either a misquote or a repeat of misinformation, I'm guessing. I'm running 8.7:1 compression on my IO360 running standard premium 91E10 autofuel with no issues, about 140 hours so far in the last...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,594
Posted By airguy
Those can be problematic when flying in freezing...

Those can be problematic when flying in freezing weather. Coming back from Reno I never saw temps above 24F at altitude. In winter that can be down near the deck.

I've started planning my next two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,320
Posted By airguy
If someone does make changes, there will be a...

If someone does make changes, there will be a hundred people to criticize them and none of them would be satisfied until a complete Boeing-level aerodynamics engineering review has been done - which...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,594
Posted By airguy
That's probably the thing that worried me most,...

That's probably the thing that worried me most, but I installed the Classic Aero Sportsman seats and they are just awesome. No hot or cold spots, no pressure points, perfect support.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,594
Posted By airguy
Longest flight legs?

I originally built my RV9A with the intention of taking that "some-day" trip around the world with it, which means some rather long flight legs over water. With that in mind I installed outboard wing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By airguy
I had similar results after installing one on my...

I had similar results after installing one on my 9A, definitely helps the oil temps on hard climbs, especially when it's warm outside.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By airguy
I recently came across this as well - my plane...

I recently came across this as well - my plane came out of paint about three weeks ago and on the first long cross-countries I made I noticed the autopilot (Dynon) asking for a LOT of trim changes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By airguy
Always a good time, thanks for the hospitality!

Always a good time, thanks for the hospitality!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,300
Posted By airguy
Work piled up on me so I'm not heading out until...

Work piled up on me so I'm not heading out until tomorrow morning - but I'll be there!
Forum: COMM 09-11-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By airguy
Dynon EMS did this on the early units - they came...

Dynon EMS did this on the early units - they came up with a filter to solve the problem but the EMS box had to go back to them to install it, no charge. It's RF power getting into the EGT/CHT sensor...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-11-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By airguy
Valid point - I'll have a rent car with two empty...

Valid point - I'll have a rent car with two empty seats as well heading into Reno that evening.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,586
Posted By airguy
I had to tighten the bolts on my Skytech this...

I had to tighten the bolts on my Skytech this afternoon with just over 160 hours, was starting to work loose. I'm well past the warranty since I bought the starter in the middle of my build, looking...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-10-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By airguy
And I've lost one of my attendees, it will be me...

And I've lost one of my attendees, it will be me plus one now.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 313,643
Posted By airguy
Handling is awesome, solo with mid-fuel I can...

Handling is awesome, solo with mid-fuel I can maintain 2000/min off the runway, and it's still climbing 500/min at 17,500'. The nosewheel weight limit per Vans is 325 pounds, which can be an issue...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-08-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,009
Posted By airguy
I am one of those crazy people that actually like...

I am one of those crazy people that actually like doing crosswinds and I'll occasionally go search them out to play in them. The highest I've gotten was 24 knots cross component in my 9A, and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By airguy
Just do it in a place nobody will ever notice!

Just do it in a place nobody will ever notice!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By airguy
Congratulations! It's well worth the wait.

Congratulations! It's well worth the wait.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 313,643
Posted By airguy
N16GN is no longer flying naked!

I guess I can finally call it finished now - the paint is on with 165 hours on the airplane! Absolutely worth the wait!

I did all the work myself up to the paint part - I had SkyWest Aviation in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,017
Posted By airguy
I have a current policy with AOPA but was...

I have a current policy with AOPA but was recently shopping others - PICLIFE beat the AOPA premium by almost 20%.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By airguy
You have to talk sweet to your airplane, she'll...

You have to talk sweet to your airplane, she'll hear you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By airguy
The spiral flute on the auto antenna is there to...

The spiral flute on the auto antenna is there to prevent vortex shedding which will cause the antenna to whip back and forth perpendicular to the airstream.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By airguy
Latest amendments to the TFR state you should...

Latest amendments to the TFR state you should call the AOC number Smokey gives AFTER 6PM local to receive a squawk code for the next day. I'm flying into Sugarland Saturday to bring evacuees back...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-29-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,799
Posted By airguy
I gotta find a new photohosting method! What are...

I gotta find a new photohosting method! What are you guys using now that Photobucket went all capitalistic on us?



Excellent point Dan - I'll pick one up for the in-flight toolkit.
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,436
Posted By airguy
At what level? Does Michelin revamp their entire...

At what level? Does Michelin revamp their entire tire lineup because one guy has a blowout? You know that doesn't happen - there has to be a certain level of field-failures that can be laid at the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-27-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,799
Posted By airguy
Rejected takeoff

I got my airplane out of the paint shop today (finally!) and I had pulled my fuel divider off the engine to do some work on the Airflow Performance purge valve while it was down for paint. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By airguy
With the plexi attached to the frame, you'll get...

With the plexi attached to the frame, you'll get 1/4" to 3/8" spread on the frame due to the plexi pulling it wider.
Forum: ADS-B 08-21-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By airguy
Another vote for it here. I fly a newer (but...

Another vote for it here. I fly a newer (but still steam) 172 as well as my all-glass Dynon 9A, and I don't have any trouble transitioning from one to the other but I MUCH prefer my glass panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By airguy
I installed DB9 connectors at the wing root to...

I installed DB9 connectors at the wing root to match DB9 in the wing, but I would not do it again. The time spent versus the likelihood of needing them just doesn't make sense to me (now after the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By airguy
From the cockpit, where are you pushing/pulling...

From the cockpit, where are you pushing/pulling to open it from fully closed? Mine also is a bit tough if using the front locking handle, but I usually reach back behind my head and push upward on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By airguy
I think Dynon's timing on this is perfect - there...

I think Dynon's timing on this is perfect - there are a lot of people with older spamcans looking at the ADSB 2020 deadline and wondering what they are going to do - this gives a reasonably priced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By airguy
That's part of the equation, but not all. My...

That's part of the equation, but not all. My uncle owns a very nice 2001 Cessna 172, and while he would dearly love to have the performance that comes with a 10, he is completely scared off by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By airguy
I just ordered a replacement VFR wall planning...

I just ordered a replacement VFR wall planning poster which will come in a mailing tube - I'll send you my old one, give me a mailing address.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-15-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By airguy
I'll be in for sure - bringing two other...

I'll be in for sure - bringing two other gearheads with me. I've been parking my 9A at KCXP the last couple years, is there a better place? I won't be flying in until Thursday, so by that point Stead...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,848
Posted By airguy
There - fixed that for you. There seems to be...

There - fixed that for you. There seems to be some question about the internals, but no question about visibility of damage externally. You could easily have had internal damage to the rib structure...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,257
Posted By airguy
Prior to cleaning up my inlet-side plumbing, I...

Prior to cleaning up my inlet-side plumbing, I had a couple instances of a pump refusing to pick up its prime while cruising at 16,500 and 17,500 while running 91E10. I run dual pumps, one pulling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,714
Posted By airguy
As several have speculated, it appears this...

As several have speculated, it appears this problem may be a bit more widespread than the Lycoming SB indicates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By airguy
That's where my mind was going - this has bad...

That's where my mind was going - this has bad written all over it, IMHO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By airguy
You could likely find some 9A's in that price...

You could likely find some 9A's in that price range, though as pointed out the 14 is going to be a little higher. The 9A cabin is just a slight bit smaller than the 14 but performance is comparable.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-07-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By airguy
In the US it is at the discretion of the builder...

In the US it is at the discretion of the builder - but you still have to get the cooperation of the DAR or FSDO rep to sign off the airworthiness certificate during the inspection. Mel Asberry gave...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-07-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By airguy
I have the panels in my baggage compartment as...

I have the panels in my baggage compartment as well - I just fabbed a couple small metal brackets in a "Z" shape that riveted to the vertical stiffeners, turn 90 degrees and come between the panels...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By airguy
My experience with them is that they are indeed...

My experience with them is that they are indeed finicky to calibrate correctly - but once that is done they are VERY accurate as long as you are constantly running the same type of fuel. I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By airguy
My G5 worked fairly well in my 9A slider with...

My G5 worked fairly well in my 9A slider with just it's internal antenna - but it was slow to grab satellites and frequently would not have a fix until I was already at the runway, occasionally even...
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