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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,842
Posted By dweyant
In addition to my RV-9A I have an experimental...

In addition to my RV-9A I have an experimental licensed (long story) 1946 J-3 cub.

Last year, when I went to insure it the premium was almost $1500 for the year (insured at $45,000 lowest they would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,406
Posted By dweyant
You must have been in line Friday morning when I...

You must have been in line Friday morning when I was. I always enjoy taxiing out down 36. It's like driving your plane through an aviation museum. And "having" to hold for a couple minutes for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By dweyant
Best wishes to both of you Tom. -Dan

Best wishes to both of you Tom.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By dweyant
The hardware is in the G3X for Wifi. Garmin just...

The hardware is in the G3X for Wifi. Garmin just needs to enable it.... Would be really nice!!!

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,732
Posted By dweyant
I haven't used Cirrus Reports in a while. ...

I haven't used Cirrus Reports in a while.

Garmin released a completly revamped logbook on the flygarmin web site a few months ago.

I didn't see any announcement, or anything about this, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,057
Posted By dweyant
Couldn't agree with you more! NCSU Engineering...

Couldn't agree with you more!

NCSU Engineering class of 92

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,363
Posted By dweyant
I should be able to help out. -Dan

I should be able to help out.

-Dan
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By dweyant
EGT Probe

Started having an issue with the EGT's on my number 3 yesterday.

RV-9A with IO-320 about 400 hours TT.

Cruising along at at 7500 feet LOP and the EGT would bound up and down bout 200-300...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By dweyant
Explain please?

Explain please?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,294
Posted By dweyant
I put an oversized (8 row) oil cooler on my...

I put an oversized (8 row) oil cooler on my RV-9A. Logic being I live in Texas and it gets really hot in the summer.

It works great, and keeps my temps very reasonable in the summer. The down side...
Forum: Reviews 04-24-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By dweyant
Aerosport Rudder Trim

I just completed the condition inspection on my RV-9A.

I usually do an improvement project or two as part of the condition inspection, and this year, since I finally got the plane painted I wanted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,005
Posted By dweyant
Paint (did it myself) but Stein cut the panel and...

Paint (did it myself) but Stein cut the panel and did the layout.

Three years and 350+ hours and it still looks new. No major modifications, but I've drilled a couple new holes (oil cooler) and no...
Forum: Southeast 04-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By dweyant
That isn't correct Mel. The appraised value can...

That isn't correct Mel.

The appraised value can go up as much as they want (mine went up 30% a couple years ago). They can however, only increase your taxable amount by 10% a year. I've never...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By dweyant
I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be...

I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be an option. How are the taxes?

-Dan
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By dweyant
Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions...

Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions already!

You are correct that the property tax is set locally, but with no state income tax, it is going up at an alarming rate in most of the state. Mine has...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By dweyant
Retirement Area

The wife and I are just starting to think about locations to retire.

We love Texas, but the property tax is getting insane...

I like the Tennessee, Georgia area and that is on the list of places...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
I have a couple thoughts on this, and software...

I have a couple thoughts on this, and software testing in general.

First, I worked as a software engineering for almost 15 years, so I know how hard (impossible?) it is to never have bugs in...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By dweyant
What are the real world fuel burns and speeds on...

What are the real world fuel burns and speeds on a 14A?

I do abouot 147 knots (IO 320 with CS Prop) on my 9A at altitude, burning about 6.5 gallons LOP.

What would be reasonable on a 14A?

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By dweyant
What I really need you to do is convince my wife...

What I really need you to do is convince my wife :). Maybe I talk her into coming as well....

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By dweyant
RV-14A versus RV-9A

I have an RV-9A that my wife and I built.

I love the airplane. April 30th will be three years since I completed it, and I have about 350 hours on it so far. It is a great IFR plane, great cross...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
Lost some settings. I.e. map north up, that sort...

Lost some settings. I.e. map north up, that sort of thing, did not lose any of the configuration items.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
Not just the GMC307, I have the older...

Not just the GMC307, I have the older GMC305.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
Downreved to 5.6 Fairly painless. Went out and...

Downreved to 5.6

Fairly painless. Went out and flew for 30 minutes afterwards, and no issues with the AP. Appears to be an error with the new AP code in 5.7

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
I've sent Steve at Garmin an e-mail asking him...

I've sent Steve at Garmin an e-mail asking him how to revert to 5.6 I have a three hour flight planned for tomorrow, would really like to have an AP.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
Jesse, Did you figure out anything? Any way to...

Jesse,

Did you figure out anything? Any way to go back rev to 5.6?

I have a 3+ hour flight tomorrow, and I'm spoiled, I'd really like my AP to work.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,284
Posted By dweyant
Has anyone else had any autopilot issues after...

Has anyone else had any autopilot issues after this upgrade?

I did the upgrade the other day and everything seemed to go fine.

Went to fly this afternoon and the autopilot keeps failing on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By dweyant
Any dice shop that does technical diving will...

Any dice shop that does technical diving will have oxygen bottles.

The other option is to get your own bottle. Last one I bought was about $30 for 300 cubic foot of O2.

If you are going to do that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,457
Posted By dweyant
Figured it out! What are the odds that after you...

Figured it out!

What are the odds that after you have two bad spark plugs in a row?

Greater than 0 apparently.

I was ready to pull the P-Mags and send them back, when my neighbor suggested...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,457
Posted By dweyant
I'm officially out of ideas. To recap. When...

I'm officially out of ideas.

To recap. When running on the left mag (top spark plugs). My engine runs rough, and the EGT's on #3 drop from about 1400, to about 900.

I have tried.

1 - Pull...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,457
Posted By dweyant
Tried a few more things this morning. Replaced...

Tried a few more things this morning.

Replaced the coil on the left mag. Engine still runs rough, and now the EGT,s on#3 drop off as soon as I run on just the left mag.

Is it time to send them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By dweyant
Still working to track down an ignition issue...

Still working to track down an ignition issue with my system.

Trent has been very helpful. Our current thinking is a bad coil. Trent shipped it to me and said to either ship it back if it doesnít...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,457
Posted By dweyant
One other thing, that may or may not be...

One other thing, that may or may not be related.

On the two flights that I've done since I got the plane back from paint, my headset is breaking squelch. Not all of the time, but enough to be...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,457
Posted By dweyant
So here is what I've tried to far. 1 - Replaced...

So here is what I've tried to far.

1 - Replaced all 8 plugs with new ones.
2 - Checked timing on both mags
3 - Checked resistance of plug wires on #2 cylinder (.5 ohms)
4 - Made sure all of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,457
Posted By dweyant
PMag Issue (final diagnosis - bad spark plug)

Got my plane back from paint on Friday at GLO. It looks great, I'm quite pleased with the job Mark did!

However, I noticed a bit of roughness in the engine flying home Friday. It was about an hour...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,495
Posted By dweyant
2.5 years, 330 hours. They work great. IO-320...

2.5 years, 330 hours. They work great.

IO-320 CS prop. I run LOP anytime I'm at cruise and burn about 6.2 GPH at 145knots TAS in the 10-14k range.

-Dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,871
Posted By dweyant
Iíve flown from 07TS - KMAI non stop a couple...

Iíve flown from 07TS - KMAI non stop a couple times 639 NM.

Of course I needed a pretty decent tail wind to do it.

Burned about 31 gallons.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,106
Posted By dweyant
Really great to meet everyone. Think I almost...

Really great to meet everyone.

Think I almost have Karen convinced to let me build an RV-14 (Thanks Marvin! :).

Huge thank you for all of the really hard work everyone puts in to make this event...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,196
Posted By dweyant
The $290 is just the navigation data for the...

The $290 is just the navigation data for the 650.

Does the $649 include the G3X approach plates, and not the GTN ones, or none?

=Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,196
Posted By dweyant
Did anyone figure out if this is accurate? I'm...

Did anyone figure out if this is accurate?

I'm trying to decide if this is worth it for me or not.

Is this accurate?

Garmin Pilot = $150
GTN650 Charts = $290
G3X Charts = $150
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,106
Posted By dweyant
Looks great, canít wait! -Dan

Looks great, canít wait!

-Dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By dweyant
Very happy with Cleavland. Good pricing, and...

Very happy with Cleavland. Good pricing, and great customer support.

I believe they will let you customize the kit (i.e. you still get a bit of a discount if you add or delete some items).

I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,106
Posted By dweyant
Looking forward to it Bill! -Dan

Looking forward to it Bill!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,348
Posted By dweyant
Thanks Mel, I was hoping you would see this and...

Thanks Mel, I was hoping you would see this and reply.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,348
Posted By dweyant
Misinformation!

Not trying to start something, but a friend of mine just sent this to me:

http://www.121five.com/admin/FeatureArticles/Owner%20Performed%20Aircraft%20Maintenance.pdf

This contradicts a lot of what...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,023
Posted By dweyant
How can a flight school use an RV-12 for...

How can a flight school use an RV-12 for training. You can't use experimental for commercial ops, correct?

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,251
Posted By dweyant
Nice! Thanks for doing this! -Dan

Nice! Thanks for doing this!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By dweyant
Thanks for the offers, I really appreciate...

Thanks for the offers, I really appreciate it!

Wound up flying into Chicago instead, daughter wants to check out Northwestern....

I wound up just having Gary Jet Center do the oil change for me. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By dweyant
Trip is going to be about 20 hours. Just had...

Trip is going to be about 20 hours.

Just had some work done on the jugs and need to change the oil at 10 hours total. Only have about two on the oil so too early to change now, and will be too far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By dweyant
Oil change help BEAVER FALLS, PA

I am about to take off on a trip to visit family.

I'm going to need to do an oil change during the trip.

Is there anyone based at KBVI, or close by that would be willing to loan me a hangar and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By dweyant
All good points, and thanks for pointing them...

All good points, and thanks for pointing them out. We are very fortunate that Mel has agreed to do the inspection and I have a team of mentors with a LOT of experience helping us get ready for Mel,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By dweyant
Tango Flight Inaugural Flight

For any of you that are local (or want to make the trip) to KGTU. Please try to plan to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,079
Posted By dweyant
I've been able to find hangar space in my...

I've been able to find hangar space in my neighborhood twice in the last year and a half for folks flying in. Haven't ever had anyone stay with us though.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By dweyant
The Garmin guys have said that yes it will...

The Garmin guys have said that yes it will be.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,226
Posted By dweyant
That last couple GTN650/750 updates for EAB have...

That last couple GTN650/750 updates for EAB have been available to self install.

-Dan
Forum: Texas (South) 03-27-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By dweyant
Jesse, I'm flying over Thursday for a quick trip...

Jesse,

I'm flying over Thursday for a quick trip with my buddy.

We need a place to stay Thursday night so we can make an early arrival into Lakeland Friday morning. What would you recommend for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,965
Posted By dweyant
you can also go with a 625 (no VOR/ILS) or a 600...

you can also go with a 625 (no VOR/ILS) or a 600 (no radio/VOR/ILS).

I elected to go with the 650 even though it was a decent bit more expensive. I like having the ability to track a VOR or shoot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,965
Posted By dweyant
No you don't. I don't have a flight stream, I...

No you don't.

I don't have a flight stream, I just use Garmin Pilot on my iPad connected to the G3X Touch via Bluetooth, and it will send my flight plans to the 650.

Most of my clearances are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,965
Posted By dweyant
My RV-9A is all Garmin. I have a twin screen G3X...

My RV-9A is all Garmin.

I have a twin screen G3X Touch setup, and I'm using a GTN650 as my COM 1 and IFR GPS.

These units work together really well, and just about seamlessly.

I enter my flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 75,013
Posted By dweyant
Do you have weather setup on both displays? -Dan

Do you have weather setup on both displays?

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 75,013
Posted By dweyant
Yes, and it can be configured to show a pointer...

Yes, and it can be configured to show a pointer towards the best glide airport.

-Dan
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,614
Posted By dweyant
Does anyone know if the Aircraft Spruce grey...

Does anyone know if the Aircraft Spruce grey paint.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/epoxypropcoat.php?clickkey=280346

matches the Hartzell propellors? I need to touch up a couple...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,728
Posted By dweyant
I'd be willing to make everyone that wants these...

I'd be willing to make everyone that wants these a deal.

I have a 3D printer at school.

Let me see what it will cost me in material to print these, and (with the creators permission) I will print...
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