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Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,378
Posted By sglynn
Plane to fly first

First buy a Piper Cherokee 180 or 236 now for flying your mission with friends.
Later after kids have finished college build a 7 for your personal Jeti Starfighter.

And since you'll have the...
Forum: GPS 07-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By sglynn
GPS antenna

I put both Dynon and Garmin antennas under the cowl. I've got 26 hours flying and both working just fine. You can see it here. Note my shelf is...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By sglynn
insulation

I put 2 inch foam from Aircraft Spruce under my floor panels. Why? Perhaps the will absorb sound or keep aluminum from vibrating a bit. Or maybe help with temperature. It is cheap and seemed like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,315
Posted By sglynn
aoa dynon

Oh, I get it now. The stall warning is good. Maybe someday Dynon will add functionality to include ONSPEED. thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By sglynn
Dynon AOA

Ray
Thanks for the update and call. So I see, in summary Dynon AOA warns of impending stall, but doesn't do ONSPEED. Okay. thanks I will recalibrate slightly above stall. thanks much
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By sglynn
Onspeed

Galin
Thanks, that explains it. So basically Dynon AOA warns of approaching stall. Got it. thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By sglynn
Dynon HDX AOA settings

So, what are the AOA Audio Settings or other process or setup to get the Dynon AOA with HDX Skyview to work correctly? Dynon Forum is closed. I have done the Calibration per the on-screen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,315
Posted By sglynn
HDX AOA Settings

Claude I'm calibrating my AOA now with HDX and I'm not getting the right tones. Please Some questions: During calibration when do you push the STALL button? After recovery? Or right when you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By sglynn
HDX AOA settings

Fine but what percentages do you set in order to get the AOA tones using Dynon HDX to come on in yellow thru red? I'm hearing tones only at about stall speed 50 kts in RV-7A.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By sglynn
AOA

Never mind. I just found this thread. It is really good.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148638
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By sglynn
Dynon AOA

Where is ONSPEED with Dynon AOA?

I calibrated my Dynon HDX AOA and expected to hear a steady tone around the ONSPEED speed which I thought would be around 70 kts with beeping tones before and after....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By sglynn
targa strip on tip is loose at the side

Does opening the canopy on one side put stress on the Targa Strip?

My targa strip came loose for about 6 inches on the pilot side. Flying only 20 hours. I glued it a second time and the strip came...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,315
Posted By sglynn
Oil Amount

My O540 runs around 10 quarts. I put in 12 at change time. It quickly goes to 11 with some in the filter. Then in 10 hours it will drop to 10 quarts. I tend to put in a quart if it goes below 10,...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By sglynn
AOA

Doug, Carl
Thanks for the links. Yes, VAC has a lot of great explanations. I have the Dynon HDX. thanks
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By sglynn
How to use AOA

How do you use AOA?

I'm 12 hours into phase I flight test. I calibrated my Dynon Angle of Attack (AOA) indicator. Now what? How do you use AOA?

What are the best practices, or tricks, or tips...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By sglynn
training

Call Mike Seager in Portland. Michael Seager <rv6cfi@hotmail.com>

Folks travel from all over USA for training with Mike in all of the RV aircraft.
In two days, he provided me with 10 hours and 63...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,211
Posted By sglynn
jack pads

I already have aircraft jacks with a concave cap that I use on a Piper Cherokee. Will the bogart pad that screws into my RV-7A's tie down hole fit into my existing jack cap? Seems like it. If so,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,997
Posted By sglynn
Garmin

I use Garmin Pilot and love it. I use it on iPad and Droid phone. Foreflight doesn't support the Droid. I buy the $150/yr VFR and IFR bundle. I really like the split screen, and all the different...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By sglynn
core value

When I bought a rebuilt O540 from an Engine Rebuild shop they gave me $10,000 credit for the core, if the crank and case checked out. Zero if not. Luckily when they checked the core and crank were...
Forum: Safety 05-23-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,089
Posted By sglynn
Reliability

But there is value to reading these. I've just started flying my recently finished RV-7A. I've got 10 hours on her. I've flown Piper Cherokees for 20 years and have grown a feeling of reliability...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,950
Posted By sglynn
Owning

If you "own" you'll fly. If you rent, you won't.

Lots of calculations and analysis says, unless you fly 100 hours a year, renting is cheaper. But that doesn't include psychological benefits. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By sglynn
brakes

Sounds like you haven't opened the bleeder valve far enough to pump in fluid and it is just backing out. I pushed fluid up from the wheels. You can see it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By sglynn
Might you share a photo of where in the root you...

Might you share a photo of where in the root you installed the two filters? I currently have just one filter adjacent to the pump and it is difficult removing it to clean. Perhaps removing it in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By sglynn
Thank you for your numbers Steve. How did you...

Thank you for your numbers Steve. How did you adjust and check the engine gets 16G/H at full power before first flight?

RV74ME
I didn't check for 16GPH before first flight other than running the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By sglynn
cables

I used all stock Van's cables. I've been flying only 10 hours on my RV-7A and here are my findings.

1. The throttle is either too loose or too tight. If I tighten the lock wheel it gets too tight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By sglynn
fuel flow

I have the same engine & prop all from Van's and just started Phase 1. I've got about 10 hours on it. I'm also using Red Cube. Here is what I'm seeing.

1. I did two engine idle tests but didn't...
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,086
Posted By sglynn
I am 10 hours into phase one with my rv7a and I...

I am 10 hours into phase one with my rv7a and I normally wear lightspeed Zulu headset. but I recently discovered the old lightspeed cross country headset work better in an RV because it has a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,846
Posted By sglynn
Oil pressure

If you drained oil out of the lines you probably just need to spin the motor until the system is full of oil again. Loosen one spark plug on each cylinder and with fuel off and mag disconnected spin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By sglynn
normal chts

Carl
Thanks for that data and info about seemingly lean mixture. I'm at 10 hours after tonight's flight and need to change oil and inspect everything. I better re-check cable connection of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By sglynn
Normal CHT

Lars
Nice photo. Thanks for sending. Great data point for comparison. Those CHT temps look pretty low -- below 300F. I'll put my wheel pants and leg fairings on and do this again and see if I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By sglynn
High..but look at the speed! You're only going...

High..but look at the speed! You're only going 139 TAS. Dynamic pressure rises with the square of velocity.

140 KTAS@1000 MSL Q=12.7"
165 KTAS@1000 MSL Q=17.75"

Thanks for the quick reply Dan. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By sglynn
CHT normal Temps

Lars
Thanks for posting the photo. Looks like you are at 8,500 feet. I don't see AOT, but at that altitude, and MAP of only 21.5 and RPM at 24.5, I would expect your CHT temps to be below 350F. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By sglynn
CHTs and leaks

I'm just 10 hours into Phase I with IO360 and CS Prop. My CHTs are running 380 - 390F. they will go 420+ on full RPM climb out. So I'm reading this thread with eye on sealing leaks. I have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,526
Posted By sglynn
calibrating compass

So I calibrated my Dynon HDX ADAHRS last night on a Compass Rose.

Question: how accurate do you have to align on the compass rose? I was by myself and drove my RV-7A onto the compass rose...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By sglynn
loss of gps

Well there was a time before GPS. And basically when we are following the magenta line, we are on a heading. The maps and charts whether paper or on iPad do show headings. So overall navigation is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By sglynn
When to use Aux Fuel Pump

I transitioned from carburetor engine to fuel injected on my RV. I'm flying in phase I testing. Question: When do you use the Aux Fuel Pump? I installed Andair's pump and filter. On my Piper...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-02-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,766
Posted By sglynn
Fuel Lube

Is "Fuelube" okay to use as thread sealant for fuel line connections?

I've also heard of using Petroleum Jelly and Grease on fuel fittings. Really?

thanks
Forum: COMM 04-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By sglynn
Yes, they go bad and have to be replaced. I had...

Yes, they go bad and have to be replaced. I had to buy it thru avionics shop. A few years ago I received a dead battery from Garmin. They were shipping bad batteries. Did you test your "new"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By sglynn
Measuring the bends

Chuck
For measuring the bends use a length of tie wrap, because the tie wrap is flexible. The idea is to measure down all around the pipe with the tie wrap length, mark it, and that should be 2 1/8...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By sglynn
EGT Probes

Here is exert from my build log. I have the same exhaust.

I installed the exhaust gas temperature probes. Directions say to go by Lycoming's recommendation but I couldn't find one. There was a note...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By sglynn
Vans IO360-M1B and Hartzel

Conclusion:
I did submit inquiry to Hartzell and received quick email reply say, "No restrictions for the 180HP YIO360-M1B with HC-C2YR-1BFP prop on my RV. I

And the Application Manual 159 (shared...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By sglynn
RPM stay out zone

I have the YIO-360-M1B and Hartzell CS Prop that you buy thru Vans on my 7A. Am I suppose to have a stay-out zone on RPMs between 2150 - 2350 where continuous use is not advised? Or a "yellow" stay...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,848
Posted By sglynn
IFR panel for RV

Here is your succinct answer to what equipment is needed:
Dynon SkyView (HDX) - Just one screen. Primary EFIS, Engine and Map 10"
Dynon D6 - Independent backup with separate magnetometer
Garmin GPS...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By sglynn
Africa

Thanks for sharing.
We are going on one of those Self-Fly Safaris in S. Africa this July. Your photos prove it can be done. thanks
Forum: Safety 04-17-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By sglynn
transition training

Ditto
I just completed training with Mike M. in Oregon for my 7A. In my opinion it is absolutely necessary. I've been flying my Cherokee for 1000 hours, and fly it every week. But flying a stick,...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,430
Posted By sglynn
Nason Paint

Looks excellent. I also painted with Nason paints and my RV-7A looks pretty good. Nason paints can be purchased at Auto Parts Stores. I wanted Sherwin Williams Aircraft Coatings but nobody stocked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By sglynn
It is very easy to take the tail parts off. 2...

It is very easy to take the tail parts off. 2 hours max.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By sglynn
Garmin Pilot on Droid vs IOS

I use Garmin Pilot on both my 10 inch iPad Air II and Android phone. The IOS is much better. One time I called Garmin and asked, "why the Droid version didn't have a certain feature that was on the...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By sglynn
Same two reasons for me. I'm at only 5 hours and...

Same two reasons for me. I'm at only 5 hours and they are not on yet. I'm waiting until landings are consistent and engine break-in is at 10 hours. I'll probably put them on at 10+ hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By sglynn
one spking egt

Turned out to be partially plugged fuel injector nozzle. Cleaned the nozzle and all is great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,344
Posted By sglynn
high egt on full power

Turned out to be partially plugged fuel injector nozzle. Cleaned the nozzle and all is great.

Symptom was #3 egt okay at idle but would spike to 1500+ on full power. Partially plugged nozzle. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By sglynn
High egt

Turned out to be partially plugged fuel injector nozzle. Cleaned the nozzle and all is great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By sglynn
wings inside

Before closing the wings You might want to also:
1. aileron belcranks including calibrating them for level
2. run antenna wire to tip for NAV (VOR) antenna if you are going to use a Nav receiver.
3....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,103
Posted By sglynn
Fuel spider divider

Is it possible for there to be a glog in the fuel divider or spider in the IO360 such that one cylinder isn't getting enough fuel under climb demand?

I'm asking because I'm chasing a high egt. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,344
Posted By sglynn
How many degrees do you mean my "slight"? My...

How many degrees do you mean my "slight"? My brand new IO360 has one egt 200 - 300F above the others. Swapped plugs, not that. Swapped probes — not a probe problem. Pulled nozzle. Cleaned it. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By sglynn
One high egt probe

Dynon, please could you tell me more about what symptoms a bad egt prob show? I just started flying my 7A, with your EMS and probes and I have just one egt probe that shows 200 - 300 F higher than...
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By sglynn
430 data

I have a 430. I buy the annual data for western USA from Jeppesen. You have to get a card read/writer from them or on ebay and a chip. The chip goes in the left slot. The right slot is for ...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By sglynn
red cube position

Mine is on the line after the servo on its way to the spider, right in front of the oil pan. It is suspended on the fuel line with a couple inches of play for vibrations on both sides. It is right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By sglynn
one high egt

Have you determined the issue with your one high egt temp? I have the same problem. Brand new IO360-M1B. Runs fine. Tach Time is only 5 hours. Still doing break in. Mag checks reveal nothing....
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By sglynn
gps ifr

So for example
I installed Dynon's GPS sensor (antenna) that has WAAS and it feeds position to the transponder for ADS-B out and that is legal ADS-B out for IFR flights. But that senors (antenna's)...
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By sglynn
ADS-B for IFR

If your ADS-B out solution is legal for VFR it is legal for IFR.
My RV-7A has Dynon's ADS-B In and Out and I plan to fly it IFR.
And I'm putting the uAvionics on my Piper Cherokee and it is an IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,264
Posted By sglynn
I've put "used" AVGAS in my cars many many times....

I've put "used" AVGAS in my cars many many times. Small amounts relative to tank. No issues what-so-ever. Also works well in my tug and lawn mower.

Point is test with fuel.
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