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Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By flyinga
I have 430 and 496 antennae mounted side-by-side...

I have 430 and 496 antennae mounted side-by-side under cowling and this has worked well for six years.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By flyinga
As far as I know, all 8s have adjustable rudder...

As far as I know, all 8s have adjustable rudder pedals. Some are in-flight adjustable and some are not.

I would estimate 2 hours to make adjustments to the ground only adjustable rudder pedals.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By flyinga
Approximately 9' with tips installed.

Approximately 9' with tips installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By flyinga
Let's see, I have tow separate Dynons with...

Let's see, I have tow separate Dynons with separate magnetometers, backup batteries, backup alternator, Garmin 496 with it's own battery, iPad and iPhone. I'll risk flying with no wet compass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By flyinga
Wet compass is not required. A "magnetic...

Wet compass is not required. A "magnetic direction indicator" is required. If you are installing glass instruments, that will include the required indicator. I do not have a wet compass in my plane.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By flyinga
I use 2" painter's tape on all seams that might...

I use 2" painter's tape on all seams that might get scratched.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By flyinga
I'm with Walt. With a G5 as backup to your other...

I'm with Walt. With a G5 as backup to your other glass why bother with the round dials? With a properly designed electrical system and backup batteries the odds of a total blackout are very slim.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By flyinga
A hardware store screen door spring works too.

A hardware store screen door spring works too.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,263
Posted By flyinga
Keith, Yes...lean in climb. You said you have...

Keith,

Yes...lean in climb. You said you have about 1250 EGT on takeoff; lean during climb to that EGT.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By flyinga
If it's collecting oil on the inside of the...

If it's collecting oil on the inside of the flywheel, I"d say it's the front seal of the engine leaking.

I too call BS on props leaking for a few hours after installation.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By flyinga
Hi Rich, I just installed a 345 in my RV8. I...

Hi Rich,

I just installed a 345 in my RV8. I mounted the antenna on the aft part of the right "arm rest" for the back seat.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By flyinga
Hi Steve, Yes it can; that's the setup I have in...

Hi Steve,

Yes it can; that's the setup I have in my RV8. I'm not sure about your configuration question. I usually run with the attitude and engine displays on the D180 and the HSI on the D10A. ...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By flyinga
Not all fires start FWF.

Not all fires start FWF.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By flyinga
I'm pretty sure the washers are supposed to have...

I'm pretty sure the washers are supposed to have that gap. Every mechanical pump I've seen has had the gap. BWTHDIK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,998
Posted By flyinga
Must have oil pressure.

Must have oil pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By flyinga
I wouldn't put too much faith in cable slack. On...

I wouldn't put too much faith in cable slack. On the ground with no pressure on rudder pedals slack is normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By flyinga
Your rudder stop(s) could be wrong. Check the...

Your rudder stop(s) could be wrong. Check the deflection with a protractor to see if you are getting "book" deflection both ways. don't know what it is for the 6, but it's 30-35 l/r degrees for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,913
Posted By flyinga
Yep, I was speaking to certified planes.

Yep, I was speaking to certified planes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,913
Posted By flyinga
David, Since the owner performing the...

David,

Since the owner performing the maintenance must have a PPL or greater:

John Doe, PPL 1234567
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By flyinga
Bob, I've filed many ASRS reports and understand...

Bob,

I've filed many ASRS reports and understand the process. My point was that you cannot FILE one anonymously.
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By flyinga
"I can file an ASRS report anonymously and have...

"I can file an ASRS report anonymously and have some protection from reprisal."

Hi Turner,

Exactly how does this work?
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By flyinga
Any decent race shop or race team will have...

Any decent race shop or race team will have digital scales they may be willing to rent or even loan you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By flyinga
I too started out with lose chains/springs (stock...

I too started out with lose chains/springs (stock settup). I didn't like it and switched to the Rocket Link which I like much better. As previously mentioned, I think it's "personal preference."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By flyinga
I've had the exact same experience as you. No...

I've had the exact same experience as you. No replies to email or phone message.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By flyinga
It's experimental; do what you like. It doesn't...

It's experimental; do what you like. It doesn't really matter.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,165
Posted By flyinga
I would not add extra overvolt protection. I use...

I would not add extra overvolt protection. I use a 40 amp CB for my system as I cannot imagine my 70 amp alternator ever having to produce that much current.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,233
Posted By flyinga
Gil, The TCM SB03-3 (for TCM engines used in...

Gil,

The TCM SB03-3 (for TCM engines used in Bonanzas) calls for the .040 orifice. The .060 orifice is not the one to be used on Bonanzas (or Lycomings).
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By flyinga
I have the Dynon FD180 that comes on with the...

I have the Dynon FD180 that comes on with the master (with backup battery). Dynon told me to leave it on during engine start.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By flyinga
Jesse, I had a similar situation with my 8. ...

Jesse,

I had a similar situation with my 8. Took the spinner off and did a test flight with it off and found out I couldn't tell any differences in temps (it was not a Texas summer day!). Put a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By flyinga
I don't know anything about the G3X, but if it...

I don't know anything about the G3X, but if it was me, I'd have everything on that would be on during flight. Break the engine first so you don't have to worry about it, then do the calibration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By flyinga
I'd consider future fuel options. In future it...

I'd consider future fuel options. In future it may be difficult to find a suitable fuel for a 10:1 engine.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-08-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By flyinga
Cookie, check your PMs

Cookie, check your PMs
Forum: COMM 03-02-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By flyinga
What Scot and Mike said. Why waste the...

What Scot and Mike said. Why waste the time/effort/money to install a marker beacon?
Forum: Southeast 02-26-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By flyinga
Using the phrase "top off" seems to help with...

Using the phrase "top off" seems to help with negotiations even if the amount is only a few gallons.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By flyinga
There was no way on God's green earth that I was...

There was no way on God's green earth that I was going to let anyone but me fly that first flight!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By flyinga
If panel room is a consideration, how about an...

If panel room is a consideration, how about an "idiot light" for oil pressure?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By flyinga
If you make it Private/Public you may be able to...

If you make it Private/Public you may be able to get funding for RNAV approach(es). The fee for approaches into a Private/Private airport are very high (around $20,000 we were told).

Here at TS36...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By flyinga
I wold not be concerned with your usage. If you...

I wold not be concerned with your usage. If you used zero oil in 17 hours I'd probably investigate.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By flyinga
Do it in a warm place!

Do it in a warm place!
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By flyinga
Just curious, what is the purpose of finding...

Just curious, what is the purpose of finding neutral (zero) thrust on a single engine airplane unless you have a full-feathering prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By flyinga
Did you properly bend the end of the wire to the...

Did you properly bend the end of the wire to the float so it couldn't rotate in the unit? I've seen more than one builder not notice this in the sender directions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By flyinga
Just curious, where is your filter located that...

Just curious, where is your filter located that you can actually hear it with the engine running?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By flyinga
If you are using the Airflow Performance FI...

If you are using the Airflow Performance FI system without the purge valve, this can happen. The manual states that at ICO the fuel will not be completely shut off.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By flyinga
Heat is indeed dissipated through the prop,...

Heat is indeed dissipated through the prop, though probably not like you are thinking. Heat energy from combustion is mechanically converted to thrust provided by the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By flyinga
My 345, which uses the GNS430 for GPS position,...

My 345, which uses the GNS430 for GPS position, only requires one antenna; the same one that the KT76A used.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By flyinga
The drawing shows no washers on the bolt but the...

The drawing shows no washers on the bolt but the parts list calls for 4 of each kind of washer; three each for the studs and one each for the bolt?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By flyinga
You're on the best one.

You're on the best one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By flyinga
For LOP operations, it's measured from the last...

For LOP operations, it's measured from the last cylinder to peak. For ROP it's the first to peak.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By flyinga
500+ hours and 5 years and all is well. Similar...

500+ hours and 5 years and all is well. Similar to Joel, I use a towel when I or my pax steps on a seat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By flyinga
I just put rebuild Ram cylinders on my TCM IO550....

I just put rebuild Ram cylinders on my TCM IO550. Ram says cylinders will be broken in after 1st hour....and they were. CHTs down (not nearly 50 degrees!) and stable oil consumption. You do run it...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,320
Posted By flyinga
Hi Paul. I think you should take the last two...

Hi Paul. I think you should take the last two words off your title; the rules are good for any airplane, no matter where the little wheel is.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By flyinga
Flyboy Accessories. Two heat settings. Sent...

Flyboy Accessories. Two heat settings. Sent them to Oregon Aero who installed them when seats were made. Can basically be installed just under seat cover for any seat; bottom and back. Work very...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,064
Posted By flyinga
From another forum: Inside the contiguous 48...

From another forum:

Inside the contiguous 48 United States, 123.45 is NOT a valid air-to-air frequency. It is assigned to flight test for various airplane manufacturers by the FCC.

Ref: 47...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,051
Posted By flyinga
Shock cooling? OWT. I guess we shouldn't fly in...

Shock cooling? OWT. I guess we shouldn't fly in rain.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By flyinga
Your friend does understand that this is a SB and...

Your friend does understand that this is a SB and is not required for a part 91 flown aircraft?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,730
Posted By flyinga
In y experience, with two vehicles (airplanes,...

In y experience, with two vehicles (airplanes, cars....) of the same power to weight ration the lighter one will be more fun. A 150hp 1500# plane will be more "fun" to fly than a 300hp 3,000# plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By flyinga
You can also use a lot of your woodworking tools...

You can also use a lot of your woodworking tools on the build: band saw, table saw (carbide tipped blade), belt sander, disc saner (both table mounted).....
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By flyinga
I used a 40a CB.

I used a 40a CB.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,345
Posted By flyinga
Steve, If I had it to do over again, I'd do what...

Steve,

If I had it to do over again, I'd do what you plan. I've got the "upgraded" throttle quadrant and wish for vernier mixture and prop control.

Find a good throttle you like and go vernier for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By flyinga
Jesse, Good stuff here. I just replaced all...

Jesse,

Good stuff here. I just replaced all cylinders on my IO550 (due to SAP AD).

I went with Ram cylinders. Their break in procedure is to limit ground ops; no cycling of prop. Max power...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,307
Posted By flyinga
It sounds to me like you have a leak in either an...

It sounds to me like you have a leak in either an exhaust valve or intake valve on #1 and the #3 cylinder exhaust or intake valve is open so you are hearing the air leaking out of the #1 valve,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By flyinga
Before I tried any adjustments I'd get a good...

Before I tried any adjustments I'd get a good engine monitor.
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