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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By merlin3
I havent actually checked cruise speed at full...

I havent actually checked cruise speed at full power, at lower altitudes and around 2500rpm i see around 140 knots. It does not have adsb out yet. I am asking 50k and just listed it barnstormers with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By merlin3
Rv4 for sale soon

I am going to be looking to sell my rv4 soon as i am looking to move on to an rv6 or 7 to better suit traveling with my wife. I have owned it for a little over 2 and a half years and have loved every...
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,168
Posted By merlin3
Canopy closed and locked is in my checklist a...

Canopy closed and locked is in my checklist a couple times. Before i take off i always check one more time that handle is all the way back and i push on the canopy as an additional check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,335
Posted By merlin3
This was only ny second time flying into oshkosh...

This was only ny second time flying into oshkosh and yesterday was a train wreck. Ive ridden in with a friend 4 other times and this is the worst i have seen it. We got sent out to the left 3 or 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,461
Posted By merlin3
I flew in for first time last year. Thought i had...

I flew in for first time last year. Thought i had practiced everything but it got challenging on downwind. Right downwind for 27,notam says not to descend till midfield. Right before midfield i get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By merlin3
This is pretty neat. Not sure i would feel...

This is pretty neat. Not sure i would feel comfortable with it only being my second time flying in to oshkosh but will be neat to watch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,072
Posted By merlin3
Almost all shops will crimp i believe. I soldered...

Almost all shops will crimp i believe. I soldered when i installed my efis and havent had any issues but the last couple things i have installed/updated i have crimped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By merlin3
If i had the land im trying to buy that already...

If i had the land im trying to buy that already has a hangar i would invite you there. How soon are you coming?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By merlin3
I heated the lines with a heat gun and was able...

I heated the lines with a heat gun and was able to get them on the adapters but im still not happy with it even though its been fine for a year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By merlin3
any links to the videos you guys are speaking of?

any links to the videos you guys are speaking of?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By merlin3
which class are you switching to?

which class are you switching to?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,172
Posted By merlin3
Just ordered your trim relay board and received...

Just ordered your trim relay board and received it today. Looks like i will have to buy this soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,782
Posted By merlin3
I have found slips in my rv are far less...

I have found slips in my rv are far less effective than the cessnas and pipers ive flown. Even with full rudder it just isnt that effective to me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By merlin3
As far as i know and have read none of the lights...

As far as i know and have read none of the lights have to be tsod, they just have to meet the requirements.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By merlin3
I think tru trac includes it with their purchase....

I think tru trac includes it with their purchase. I thought I read somewhere that someone tried to buy it from them and they wanted like $200 because they don't like selling it seperate or something....
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By merlin3
I have that mount but it still doesn't help...

I have that mount but it still doesn't help because they don't give you that clamp with the mount. that was the problem.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By merlin3
that is the mounting bracket but does not include...

that is the mounting bracket but does not include the attachment to the control tube. I ended up making something similar to vlittle so we will see how this works out.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By merlin3
Vlittle i think i saw that picture but wasnt sure...

Vlittle i think i saw that picture but wasnt sure how it worked as it didnt seem like it would rotate properly. I was really looking for the roll tube clamp as that seems the easiest way.
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By merlin3
autopilot install

I am installing mgl autopilot servos in my rv4. I have looked threw all the threads on autopilot install but cannot find one simple thing. Is there somewhere I can order the clamp that people use for...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By merlin3
Thanks everyone. I actually got pms from a couple...

Thanks everyone. I actually got pms from a couple people with pics which helps. I really like the footwells in the pic i posted as i feel like it would be more comfortable for a passenger but not...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By merlin3
footwells question

just installed electric flaps in my rv4 and am getting ready to install the rear passenger footwells. I know this has been covered many times as I have searched and read every thread. I found this...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By merlin3
just finished installing mine on a flying...

just finished installing mine on a flying airplane and no clearance issues.
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By merlin3
I am interested in one

I am interested in one
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By merlin3
Electric flaps

Looking to convert to electric flaps over the winter and just wondering which of the two kits that vans sells to buy. Is the one with the replacement weldment really worth $160 more? Whats the big...
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,718
Posted By merlin3
I have autopilot servos to install over the...

I have autopilot servos to install over the winter along with electric elevator trim and hopefully electric flaps. Curious to see how you mount servos
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,544
Posted By merlin3
I installed a 10" mgl lite screen last winter and...

I installed a 10" mgl lite screen last winter and have been happy. For the cost the mgl cannot be beat. I also added on the smaller mgl extreme and have a garmin gtr200 radio connected to the main...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,809
Posted By merlin3
Guess we are fortunate around here as i have...

Guess we are fortunate around here as i have witnessed very little of any of that. We have a ton of fly ins and events with most being open to the public and for the most part they always have good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,079
Posted By merlin3
Was great to meet you axel and your wife. Thanks...

Was great to meet you axel and your wife. Thanks for tsking the time to talk to my wife and i.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-15-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By merlin3
I have the mgl extreme installed along with the...

I have the mgl extreme installed along with the challenger lite. The challenger lite has built in ahrs but i havent installed the extra ahrs sensor i have yet. How do you get the attitude to work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,079
Posted By merlin3
Is it worth it to pay for the pit pass? My wife...

Is it worth it to pay for the pit pass? My wife and i will be there Saturday.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,878
Posted By merlin3
Nope why would i, also installed a garmin gtr 200...

Nope why would i, also installed a garmin gtr 200 that is integrated with the efis.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,878
Posted By merlin3
I installed the mgl challenger lite and mgl...

I installed the mgl challenger lite and mgl extreme over the winter and have been very happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,333
Posted By merlin3
My wife and i will be there Saturday to watch.

My wife and i will be there Saturday to watch.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By merlin3
Is this near the grounds of the air race? We are...

Is this near the grounds of the air race? We are going to the air races for the first time for just Saturday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,071
Posted By merlin3
I have the aveo wingtip lights and love them. I...

I have the aveo wingtip lights and love them. I think mine are the lsa model and i dont see them on the website anymore. They look like the ultra daylight ones they have on the site now. I installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,984
Posted By merlin3
all my photos are backed up on google and...

all my photos are backed up on google and microsoft onedrive. I gave up on photobucket fairly recently as well and have since moved to imgur for posting onto forums.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By merlin3
Here is my panel in my rv4 that i did mgl...

Here is my panel in my rv4 that i did mgl equipment in. I just added on the mgl extreme.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/merlin3/20170616_195707_zpsxclcir9h.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By merlin3
Awesome news! I just need fuel injection as well...

Awesome news! I just need fuel injection as well : (
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By merlin3
I used this place....

I used this place.
http://www.otrattw.net/home.php
Forum: RV-4 05-18-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By merlin3
Mine still has the rope but i would like to...

Mine still has the rope but i would like to replace it with something more appealing and safer. Also i would like something that would detach in the event of the canopy coming loose or needing to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By merlin3
Looks really nice! I just preordered the new 85"...

Looks really nice! I just preordered the new 85" one from horizon hobby.
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By merlin3
Any pics? I have been contemplating switching to...

Any pics? I have been contemplating switching to a strut from rope. Did you reinforce the where you attach it on canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By merlin3
Take pictures when you do it as i recently bought...

Take pictures when you do it as i recently bought servos for my 4 and havent looked into where to mount the roll and pitch servos. I was thinking the pitch could go behind baggage door and tie into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,869
Posted By merlin3
Looks great and i like your miniature checklist...

Looks great and i like your miniature checklist location, i may have to copy that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521
Posted By merlin3
Mine is hooked to 12v

Mine is hooked to 12v
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521
Posted By merlin3
That looks just like the sensor i just installed...

That looks just like the sensor i just installed in my mag for my new mgl efis. And what everyone else has already posted is correct for wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By merlin3
We flew in to winterhaven last year and they made...

We flew in to winterhaven last year and they made it as simple as could be. We got in at dark and they had left a rental car for us on the ramp with the key in it. They were great to deal with and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,624
Posted By merlin3
I went ahead and built a whole new panel for my...

I went ahead and built a whole new panel for my rv4 and installed a challenger lit. So far i have about 4 hours on it and love it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By merlin3
Yep i am using a similar unit and it still works...

Yep i am using a similar unit and it still works on 2g here. Have you looked to see if they have one that will work on newer network?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By merlin3
They sell a unit on amazon that requires no...

They sell a unit on amazon that requires no wiring and works perfectly for like $40.i use it and it works great.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,507
Posted By merlin3
Does anyone have drawings or plans for the...

Does anyone have drawings or plans for the electric flaps? Also any other source for the actuator? Vans is charging over $500 for thr kit which seems a little crazy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,707
Posted By merlin3
Installed the aveo lsa lights last year and love...

Installed the aveo lsa lights last year and love them. Highly recommended.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,919
Posted By merlin3
I believe a couple people have gotten the stratux...

I believe a couple people have gotten the stratux to output via rs232 to the iefis lite.i just finished installing a challenger lite and will try to get my stratux to interface soon.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,349
Posted By merlin3
Did you order one in spot and one in flood or...

Did you order one in spot and one in flood or both in spot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By merlin3
I have an rv4 i bought a year ago that is very...

I have an rv4 i bought a year ago that is very similar. I run out of nose down trim with a passenger and even solo i am almost all the way forward on the trim and in cruise the counterbalances of...
Forum: Northeast 01-08-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By merlin3
Would love to have it but im all the way in ohio.

Would love to have it but im all the way in ohio.
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By merlin3
Thanks, will do!

Thanks, will do!
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By merlin3
where are you finding oil filter adapters for the...

where are you finding oil filter adapters for the 0-320 for $100-150? I would like to switch to an oil filter but everyone i see is a ridiculous 3-400 for a piece of metal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,933
Posted By merlin3
I highly recommend this unit. Works perfect and...

I highly recommend this unit. Works perfect and simple with no wiring.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TB612FG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,406
Posted By merlin3
I use this. ...

I use this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I8TQD6/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,054
Posted By merlin3
Weld-on, we use it for building aquariums and...

Weld-on, we use it for building aquariums and such. There are different consistencies from very thin to thick. I would use like weld-on 4 which is very thin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,624
Posted By merlin3
Thanks for thr responses. Now i just have to...

Thanks for thr responses. Now i just have to decide to pull the trigger. I think i am just going to start with one of the iefis lites and engine sensors. I would like to install autopilot servos...
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