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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,055
Posted By N941WR
You do have a point there Ed.

You do have a point there Ed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,055
Posted By N941WR
What's it really matter? If you are slipping in...

What's it really matter? If you are slipping in the pattern, chances are good you are high and trying to lose some altitude. That is not a bad situation to be in, high on final, low on fuel, and a...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By N941WR
SnF and OSH NOTAM review

When I was President of EAA 309 in Charlotte, NC, we instituted NOTAM review sessions prior to the major fly-in's.

We would reserve a room the the main library, ask those attending to bring a copy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,055
Posted By N941WR
Try flying a -9 with a FP prop, you will learn to...

Try flying a -9 with a FP prop, you will learn to slip it. Although, as Ed said above, in the -9(A), it really doesn't do a whole lot.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By N941WR
Regardless of how you configured your P-mags...

Regardless of how you configured your P-mags (E-mag is the company), at idle they move the timing to 19.6 BTDC. This allows you to get a really low idle.

If you haven't configured your P-mags...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By N941WR
I started with an AS, altimeter, and slip ball. ...

I started with an AS, altimeter, and slip ball. Then when I replaced my Dynon D100 and D10 with a Skyview I left them out. However, I did put a Pocket Panel in at that time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By N941WR
Before going to OSH, practice slow flight, spot...

Before going to OSH, practice slow flight, spot landing, rolling checklists, and flying around at 100.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By N941WR
"Heavy Gear", what is that? As far as I know,...

"Heavy Gear", what is that? As far as I know, there is only one gear option for the -9. Unless you are talking about someone who added gear leg stiffeners.

If you are looking for a -9 taildragger,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By N941WR
For my installation, I used a Tee for drop...

For my installation, I used a Tee for drop irrigation tubing. 10 years later it is still holding up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By N941WR
Yves - How are you going to set the timing? We...

Yves -

How are you going to set the timing? We have discovered it best to blow in the MAP line above the Tee, so it sets them both with the same puff of air I am not sure why but customers who...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By N941WR
Carl, have a good trip. Ask Bill to show you the...

Carl, have a good trip. Ask Bill to show you the bunker mancave!

Swing by, if you can. The -9 is almost ready to fly again.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By N941WR
BTW, the reason I put it in that location,...

BTW, the reason I put it in that location, besides trying to save a 1/4 of a knot was that I don't have to worry about damaging it when washing the plane.
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By N941WR
I put both of mine under the empennage fairing. ...

I put both of mine under the empennage fairing. Once air starts moving, they will read within one or two degrees of the people I have flown formation...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,339
Posted By N941WR
I agree with you, regarding starting with the VS....

I agree with you, regarding starting with the VS. It is so much easier to build and improve your riveting skills.

Keep pounding!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By N941WR
Please excuse my ignorance but what is a "mag...

Please excuse my ignorance but what is a "mag cushion"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
That's been a point of contention for so time. My...

That's been a point of contention for so time. My builder manual lists 100 lbs and my CG allows for it.

I'm not sure when or why it was changed to 75 pounds. Scott?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-10-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
This makes me wonder if the box of sparkplugs was...

This makes me wonder if the box of sparkplugs was dropped sometime before they got to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By N941WR
If you stay low and do not allow the electronic...

If you stay low and do not allow the electronic ignition (any EI) advance, then they will be very close, if not the same.

When you are in cruise, up high and the EI can advance, that is where your...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-09-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,513
Posted By N941WR
Thanks, that is nice to hear.

Thanks, that is nice to hear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By N941WR
One thing I was going to add... When we land...

One thing I was going to add...

When we land someplace in the RV, I feel like I have arrived in a Cherokee.

When we would land somewhere in the T6, you feel like you have "arrived". There is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By N941WR
Check out Airflow Performance...

Check out Airflow Performance (http://airflowperformance.com/) for the price of fuel injection.

As for the sump swap, that all depends on if you buy used or new and do the work yourself. The change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By N941WR
While the T6 is light on the controls (two...

While the T6 is light on the controls (two fingers), the RV is a one finger plane.

It is kind of like the difference between a C7 Corvette and a Lotus Elise (or Exige).

While the C7 is a good car,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By N941WR
Welcome back Andrew! I figured you would jump...

Welcome back Andrew! I figured you would jump back in but to do so with your original kit is so cool!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By N941WR
Good advice. However, the P-mag electronic...

Good advice. However, the P-mag electronic ignition doesn't care about the flywheel. So you can run an electronic ignition. (Not starting another EI war, just pointing out there are other options.)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
Two quick issues I wanted to bring to your...

Two quick issues I wanted to bring to your attention.

1. If you install an EIC, you must send your desired configuration to the P-mags. If not, you will run off the B configuration.

2. If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By N941WR
What engine do you have?

What engine do you have?
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,892
Posted By N941WR
On my -9 I mounted both on the rear bulkhead,...

On my -9 I mounted both on the rear bulkhead, under the empanage fairing. It reads high o the ground but once air starts moving through that area, it is always within a degree, high or low, of people...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
Rick, I need to put together a graphic on...

Rick, I need to put together a graphic on this.

I'm not a fan of key switches because the swinging keys always scratch the panel. Besides, who in their right mind is going to steal an E-AB? A thief...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
Please contact your EFIS manufacturer, if you...

Please contact your EFIS manufacturer, if you want this feature.

We reached out to a number of them over the years and they were not interested. We will be more than happy to discuss the options...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
Mike, that is all good and accurate input....

Mike, that is all good and accurate input. However, for a tutorial on "timing basics", it is too much information. (I did mention that efficiency of the intake system also impacts timing, as does the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
Glad you enjoyed it and found it informative....

Glad you enjoyed it and found it informative.

Talk to Dynon. We would be more than happy to work with them or any other manufacturer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By N941WR
Rather than reusing those bend up washers, I have...

Rather than reusing those bend up washers, I have seen some put on with drilled bolts and secured by safety wire.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
Thanks Andy for hosting this discussion, posting...

Thanks Andy for hosting this discussion, posting the video, and for everyone who took time out of their evening to attend. If there is enough interest, we can do a second talk scheduled to cover...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,591
Posted By N941WR
According to Van's website, if you slow down to...

According to Van's website, if you slow down to 55% power, the -10 can stretch its range out to 1,000 miles.

My bladder hurts thinking about that.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By N941WR
Congratulations Bill! I hope you have many...

Congratulations Bill!

I hope you have many enjoyable and trouble free hours!
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,753
Posted By N941WR
OK, removed

OK, removed
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,753
Posted By N941WR
Sorry, thinking about the pilot, not the plane.

Sorry, thinking about the pilot, not the plane.
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,753
Posted By N941WR
Once certified with more than two seats, it...

Once certified with more than two seats, it cannot be downgraded by removing seats.

But I like the way you think!
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,753
Posted By N941WR
So, if the GW restriction is removed, I suppose...

So, if the GW restriction is removed, I suppose all the other restrictions remain.

Two seats
FP prop
132 mph at max continuous sea-level power
Fixed gear
Max stall 51 mph (This will probably limit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
The good thing is you can't go wrong with either...

The good thing is you can't go wrong with either of the three.

Building the -7 and -9 are pretty much the same. The -9 has a few more rivets to drive simply because it has a longer wing, which may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
It helps if you read the manual:

It helps if you read the manual:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
And then you can adjust it. Same as a steam gauge.

And then you can adjust it. Same as a steam gauge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
Ditto for me. Even bruised my shins from hitting...

Ditto for me. Even bruised my shins from hitting the bottom of the panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
That might be because "level flight" is nose down...

That might be because "level flight" is nose down and the EFIS is so calibrated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
[QUOTE=tomww;1235892]The point is that those...

[QUOTE=tomww;1235892]The point is that those speeds are getting near the edge for the RV9. ... [/url]

Yep, they are close but not over.

It is up to the pilot to manage the speed. Even an O-235...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
Good point but is Vno TAS or IAS?

Good point but is Vno TAS or IAS?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
Looks pretty level to me. Besides, the -9 seems...

Looks pretty level to me. Besides, the -9 seems to fly more nose down than the short wing RV's. At that altitude, it is still nose down, just not as much as at 8,500'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
207 mph TAS is not beyond the Vne of 210 mph TAS....

207 mph TAS is not beyond the Vne of 210 mph TAS. It is close, very very close.

Allan must have some tricks up his sleeve because my O-360 powered -9 tail dragger will hit the wall right at 200 MPH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By N941WR
The -9 is more balanced in its control harmony...

The -9 is more balanced in its control harmony than the -7.

That is just one reason.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By N941WR
As long as you don't snore on the call.

As long as you don't snore on the call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By N941WR
I'm not worried about the VP-X.

I'm not worried about the VP-X.
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,595
Posted By N941WR
I had to add a Radon system in my basement when I...

I had to add a Radon system in my basement when I lived in NJ. One system when I moved in and a better system when I went to sell the place.

Having someone install it and "certify" it, is worth the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By N941WR
I get it, a surprise charge is never a good thing...

I get it, a surprise charge is never a good thing but the price seems very reasonable.

The other thing is that the failure mode for pre-version 40 isn't very good. So $108 seems like cheap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By N941WR
You are correct, the P-mags are supposed to be...

You are correct, the P-mags are supposed to be diode-isolated. If yours are backfeeding the electrical system, you should give Emag a call and see if this is "normal".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By N941WR
All the above is good and accurate advice....

All the above is good and accurate advice.

There is no need to put your P-mags on your backup buss and you want the ability to drop powered to them individually during your run up to test their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By N941WR
My plans called for screws and nuts, no rivets...

My plans called for screws and nuts, no rivets installed.
Forum: Safety 01-23-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By N941WR
Hole for Gascolator Drain?

For those of you with a Gascolator mounted on the firewall, have you drilled a hole so it can be sumped with the cowl on?

For those of you in Canada, I know you have a Gascolator in each wing root,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By N941WR
Yep, because then I was transferred again. This...

Yep, because then I was transferred again. This time to the Carolinas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By N941WR
Only in California would they make such a dumb...

Only in California would they make such a dumb law! I knew there was a reason I took a transfer from CA to NJ back in the 90's. Although I'm not sure NJ politics was really any better because they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,062
Posted By N941WR
Not exactly true. You have to produce that...

Not exactly true.

You have to produce that electricity some place. Then there is that part about transporting it to the outlet so you can plug your energy storage device into it.

I think if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By N941WR
When you talk to your broker, make sure to see if...

When you talk to your broker, make sure to see if your state is one with a Recreational Use Statute in place. (Complements of the RAF.)

What it does is treat anyone who balls up their plane on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By N941WR
Many builders have had good results with the...

Many builders have had good results with the archer antenna, when installed properly. Here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157050) is a thread on the subject.

It sounds like...
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