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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By N941WR
Ditto for me. The left light is pointing...

Ditto for me.

The left light is pointing straight out when the tail us down and the right side points straight out with the tail up. Like Paul and Bill, they are on separate switches.

It works...
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By N941WR
Check your email, you should have a reply from my...

Check your email, you should have a reply from my RAF account. If not, please let me know.

We are close to 10 planes so far and room for many more.
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By N941WR
Those are great pictures Brian! That was a fun...

Those are great pictures Brian!

That was a fun weekend! What a great place to spend some family time!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By N941WR
I have built both a standard cowl and a Sam James...

I have built both a standard cowl and a Sam James short cowl. Not having had enough, I helped a few others with theirs.

I didn't find them that bad as I expected to have to work with fiberglass.

A...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By N941WR
If it is not a leak, you might want to change MAP...

If it is not a leak, you might want to change MAP sensor. We have had a number of them good bad. If you do not find a leak and want to change it, order the replacement from your EFIS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By N941WR
I started with the D10 EMS and upgraded to the...

I started with the D10 EMS and upgraded to the SkyView some time back.

I was an early beta tester for the Dynon capacitance senders and they worked well, until about four years ago. The right side...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By N941WR
Electronic tacks simply count pulses over a given...

Electronic tacks simply count pulses over a given time. There is usually an averaging routine to smooth the number because our engines bounce around so much. They are generally pretty accurate and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By N941WR
Great story and pictures! Safe travels everyone!

Great story and pictures!

Safe travels everyone!
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By N941WR
For me, it was all about maintenance. The bottom...

For me, it was all about maintenance.

The bottom cowl is much easier to get on and off with the two bladed prop!

Since these are all custom made to match the airframe, you don't really lose much,...
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By N941WR
I'll be there in my RAF orange.

I'll be there in my RAF orange.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 58,648
Posted By N941WR
And both Steve and John did an amazing job...

And both Steve and John did an amazing job designing custom airfoils!

Can you tell us why two different airfoils were used for the RV-9 vs. RV-10?

I'm with Scott, every time I fly my -9 I am...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By N941WR
Put a Catto prop on that thing and those...

Put a Catto prop on that thing and those restrictions go away, your climb will improve but you still will struggle with the airbrake thing Ed.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By N941WR
Pretty much the same numbers for my O-360 powered...

Pretty much the same numbers for my O-360 powered -9 taildragger. Probably the easiest taildragger I have ever flown.

The numbers Van's publishes are all TAS, as Paul mentioned above, and they are...
Forum: Southeast 08-11-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By N941WR
BQ1 for Sunday Lunch

A couple of us are heading out to the Pick-n-Pig for lunch on Sunday.

Drop in at BQ1 and join us tomorrow, if you can.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By N941WR
Do you know how to use Excel? Check out this...

Do you know how to use Excel?

Check out this thread (https://repucci.com/bill/things_to_consider.html#Builders Log Book) on my builder's site to see how I did it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By N941WR
Pierre might be able to help you out.

Pierre might be able to help you out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By N941WR
I Velcroed a compass to my glairshield and as...

I Velcroed a compass to my glairshield and as soon as the inspection was over, I sent to Doug for hisn next project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By N941WR
If you are trying to save money on your panel,...

If you are trying to save money on your panel, keep your eyes open for a used Dynon D180 for your EFIS display. It is good for all your flight and engine instruments. Then put in a Garmin handheld...
Forum: Southeast 08-08-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By N941WR
RAF camping trip at Creighton Island - Sept. 28th & 29th

On the weekend of September 28th & 29th the RAF (www.theraf.org) will host the final Creighton Island fly-in camping trip of the season.

You are all welcome to come but I do ask that you RSVP to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-07-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,940
Posted By N941WR
It would be a shame to convert it to nose wheel,...

It would be a shame to convert it to nose wheel, the -9 taildragger is such a nice flying plane! Even more so when built light!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,558
Posted By N941WR
Getting the centuries of dust out of it was a...

Getting the centuries of dust out of it was a real pain but the thing starts every time with no hot start issues. ;)

We need to get together some time Bill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,558
Posted By N941WR
1,000 RPM for me I was always told it helps...

1,000 RPM for me

I was always told it helps prevent fouling and helps keep the engine cool due to air movement.

As for carb heat, I have that too, along with a carburetor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 58,648
Posted By N941WR
They have already redesigned the -8 once when...

They have already redesigned the -8 once when they went from pre punched skins to matched hole construction. I would be surprised if the reengineered it again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 58,648
Posted By N941WR
You may not have anything to worry about. The...

You may not have anything to worry about.

The 390 does have an 8.7:1 compression ratio, which is is only .2 higher than the smaller engines...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By N941WR
Put one in my -9. One of the best mods I...

Put one in my -9. One of the best mods I did.

Check out my website for details or use the search function, lots of pictures will come up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,861
Posted By N941WR
It all depends on who you ask. I asked Mahlon...

It all depends on who you ask.

I asked Mahlon years ago and he said to urn Philips 20W-50 from break in through the end of life and that is what I have done on both engines with no issues.

Then at...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,409
Posted By N941WR
Exactly All the other steel parts are coated,...

Exactly


All the other steel parts are coated, including the nutplanes and don't cause dissimilar metal corrosion.

Go ahead and leave those tie down rings installed and then try to remove them in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By N941WR
Congratulations Jeff Point

After building his RV and helping us all oark at OSH every year Jeff built a Breezy and this year at OSH he had to mail home an "Plans Outstanding Workmanship" award because there is no place to...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,409
Posted By N941WR
Remove the steel rings from the aluminum...

Remove the steel rings from the aluminum fittings.

That would be a hint.
Forum: Safety 07-25-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,680
Posted By N941WR
How about they fine any pilot who lands without a...

How about they fine any pilot who lands without a printed copy of the NOTAM on board $100?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-25-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,970
Posted By N941WR
Hans, next time you fly, do a couple of landings...

Hans, next time you fly, do a couple of landings and note your RPM's on final. If you are like me you normally don't look at it but I typically find mine to be around 1,000. Now I was messing with my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-24-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,970
Posted By N941WR
Hans, I am sorry to hear about your friend. That...

Hans, I am sorry to hear about your friend.

That is an interesting report.

I have never spoken with anyone who's P-mags would not self power above ~800 RPM.

This is also one reason why the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-24-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,970
Posted By N941WR
Hans, I am sorry to hear about your friend. That...

Hans, I am sorry to hear about your friend.

That is an interesting report.

I have never spoken with anyone who's P-mags would not self power above ~800 RPM.

This is also one reason why the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,813
Posted By N941WR
Just bring your HBC sign and fly right behind...

Just bring your HBC sign and fly right behind your friend all the way so you can park next to each other. They won't know you aren't an E-AB 180 clone until you are tied down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,554
Posted By N941WR
Sunday evening we saw a V tail Bonanza ordered to...

Sunday evening we saw a V tail Bonanza ordered to go around as he almost landed on a Cessna. So the guy powered up, starts to climb, flies over the Cessna and lands in front of him. I'm guessing he...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,101
Posted By N941WR
This talk is a basic conversation about how...

This talk is a basic conversation about how electronic ignitions work and is not necessarily ignition specific.

Come on by and introduce yourself.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
Two hree that I can recall reading about: 1. The...

Two hree that I can recall reading about:
1. The trigger magnet comes off resulting in no more spark
2. The alternator belt snaps, ripping the trigger wires off, resulting in no spark.
3. One trigger...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By N941WR
Ditto on all counts. Just another tool that will...

Ditto on all counts. Just another tool that will collect dust. Besides, there will be places that jig won't fit and you will use a nutplate and screw anyway.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
While that was a good article, Nigel did not use...

While that was a good article, Nigel did not use the "on the fly" routine in the EIC, so I will be able to play with the timing a bit more, I hope. We will see. Also, Nigel did not have the stock...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,909
Posted By N941WR
What a great adventure! See you in a few days....

What a great adventure!

See you in a few days. Fly fun!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
Yes, it does. What are you thinking?

Yes, it does.

What are you thinking?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
FYI - 1. P-mags also have a rev limiter, which...

FYI -

1. P-mags also have a rev limiter, which is adjustable.
2. Software is an advantage as it allows the ignition to be tuned for your application.
3. Flywheel triggers can fail as mentioned in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
This is an EICommander function only and it must...

This is an EICommander function only and it must work within the limits of the P-mags.
It has been years since I have played with it and I honestly don't recall the upper limit but seem to think it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
The EICAD program won't let you play with the...

The EICAD program won't let you play with the P-mag configuration when the engine is running, for that you will need our EICommander.

Other than the tool, it is the same.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By N941WR
My neighbor keeps asking me about them, Like I...

My neighbor keeps asking me about them, Like I was on the design team or something.

https://vashonaircraft.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 97,997
Posted By N941WR
Perfect, I didn't realize he had posted that. ...

Perfect, I didn't realize he had posted that. Thanks Doug!
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By N941WR
It is great when the little ones help...

It is great when the little ones help out.

(Please wear dusk masks when sanding.)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 97,997
Posted By N941WR
If anyone wants a copy of my 11 Page checklist...

If anyone wants a copy of my 11 Page checklist for the RV-9, let me know.

This is a highly modified MSWord version of one someone sent me many years ago and includes the consumables needed before...
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By N941WR
You are right! It is one of those tools that...

You are right!

It is one of those tools that makes you smile every time you use it! I would love to get an old floor model drill press to replace the bench top one I have now.
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By N941WR
Since posting on this thread back in May, I found...

Since posting on this thread back in May, I found a nice Rockwell Delta 14" bandsaw on Craig's List identical to this one (http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=9336) for $400.

I...
Forum: California 07-16-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,889
Posted By N941WR
You will enjoy the -9! It is probably the easiest...

You will enjoy the -9! It is probably the easiest taildragger I have ever flown, easier than a -7.

PM me your phone number and I'll call with my tips for new -9 pilots. Fairly basic stuff, such as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
Absolutely! The -9 wing is stunning. What gets me...

Absolutely! The -9 wing is stunning. What gets me is that even at that altitude, I was still trimmed nose down. Whereas the short wing RV's are trimmed nose up starting at around 8 to 9 K and above....
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By N941WR
Right nextdoor is Pearland, also very RV...

Right nextdoor is Pearland, also very RV friendly.

Both great airports with great people!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
You don't always need fuel injection to get good...

You don't always need fuel injection to get good spreads.
This picture was taken in my carbureted O-360 running dual P-mags with an unaltered"A curve" AKA "Jumper...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By N941WR
You will have to drop in at SC86 some time for a...

You will have to drop in at SC86 some time for a visit. We are all of 9 nm west of GMU.

Nice video!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
Thanks for the education Mike. I don't follow...

Thanks for the education Mike.

I don't follow the SDS, so have limited knowledge of it's operation.

Next time I fly, I'll bump the advance on the P-mags and see how that works. The EICommander has...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
I don't understand this advance switch thing. I...

I don't understand this advance switch thing. I can run up to 100° LoP with my P-mags on a carbureted engine with no issues and don't have to remember to flip a switch when powering up, letting down,...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By N941WR
There is a Houston lunch group on this forum,...

There is a Houston lunch group on this forum, check with them.

BTW, did you get a 9 or a 9A? Congratulations either way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,227
Posted By N941WR
WOW! WOW WOW WOW WOW (I think I have enough...

WOW!

WOW WOW WOW WOW (I think I have enough text to post.)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-13-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,686
Posted By N941WR
I agree with both Dan's and Mike's comments...

I agree with both Dan's and Mike's comments above.

One other advantage is that you can get much lower idle speeds with EI's installed. This is important to seaplane pilots but not critical to most...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By N941WR
As mentioned above, this is the standard kit and...

As mentioned above, this is the standard kit and almost all the holes are prepunched and line up perfectly.

No jigging is required; however, you will need to finish drill them to the proper...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By N941WR
And that would be why we build and share such...

And that would be why we build and share such things with our kids!

It looks like a great time!
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