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Forum: Safety Today, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By N941WR
Having grown up and learning to fly in Michigan,...

Having grown up and learning to fly in Michigan, I was taught to simply never fly over the lakes. Two reasons we're given, if you have an engine failure and ditch in the water, you will die from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By N941WR
That is the exact opposite of what Mahlon...

That is the exact opposite of what Mahlon recommended.

He recommended full power, full rich, below 3000', which is what I did on both my engines.
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By N941WR
Yes, it is very "theoretical" but when you figure...

Yes, it is very "theoretical" but when you figure that the canopy will be "floating" open a few inches, with a sudden deacceleration that will come a water landing, regardless if you can get lucky...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By N941WR
Is your insurance company asking for "time in...

Is your insurance company asking for "time in type" or "training"?

There is a big difference!

My insurance company wanted three hours in "Make and Model" and when I told them (this was 11 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By N941WR
I did and really liked it, right up until it...

I did and really liked it, right up until it failed and almost burned up the plane.

I now have a stick on pad type heater.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By N941WR
There is no issue with adding #6 nutplates on the...

There is no issue with adding #6 nutplates on the inside, if you want.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By N941WR
Same one. Spoke to him last night and he is...

Same one. Spoke to him last night and he is looking to sell.

He has added his number and email to the post. He doesn't check PM's, so give him a call and leave a message or email him.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By N941WR
I do the same thing, about twice a year when it...

I do the same thing, about twice a year when it gets below 30F here in South Carolina.

I also use Camguard, at the recommendation of a well known engine builder.

I do NOT leave it plugged in all...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By N941WR
I have a friend who took "transition" training...

I have a friend who took "transition" training and was given such bad advice by the recommended transition instructor that he was lucky he didn't damage anything.

Not all transition instructors are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By N941WR
You are correct, all of our planes are...

You are correct, all of our planes are "certified", we are certified as "Experimental - Amateur Built" aircraft.

You should be good to go, as long as the instructor and the person giving your check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By N941WR
The certification for VIR receivers occurs when...

The certification for VIR receivers occurs when you perform the check and log it. That's why you can use a handheld receiver.

There is no "certification" for VOR's like there is for a GPS. I know,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By N941WR
Just buy a handheld VOR receiver, like the one...

Just buy a handheld VOR receiver, like the one available from Shorty's, and use that for your second type of approach.

The certification is when you log the VOR check.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
Just landed after an hour's test flight, fuel...

Just landed after an hour's test flight, fuel pressure issue seems to be resolved.

I ohm'ed out the ground wire and it was faulty. I replaced the connectors on both ends and all is good.

Sometimes...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By N941WR
On a -10, I would probably open the doors just...

On a -10, I would probably open the doors just before touchdown / contact with the water.

A tip-up is easy, open it in flight, it will float open a few inches and on impact it will flip open,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By N941WR
They would work well for that!

They would work well for that!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By N941WR
That's a good bunch of friends that you have...

That's a good bunch of friends that you have there!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By N941WR
I have a D1 for a backup. They work well but I...

I have a D1 for a backup.

They work well but I would not recommend them as a primary EFIS. The reason is that they display GPS speed and altitude. Also, there is no way to set the altitude.

As a...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By N941WR
Some years ago a -10 lost a door in flight (It...

Some years ago a -10 lost a door in flight (It wasn't latched properly and is the reason Van's came out with a service bulletin on the door).

The door hit the HS, twisting the tail cone and damaging...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
Greg, Yes, I have the Van's sensor. I'll play...

Greg,

Yes, I have the Van's sensor. I'll play with the ground wire and see if that fixes it.

But, you are correct, it could be the course of the big engine in a -9!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By N941WR
Those are great numbers! My -9 was exactly 990...

Those are great numbers! My -9 was exactly 990 pounds for its first flight with the O-290d2 with all the fairings and seats in it.

While I still don't fly AoA, when light I will approach at 55...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
I thought it was something I did during puberty...

I thought it was something I did during puberty that caused the blindness Craig!

I just had a conversation with someone else on this board about starting to collect parts for a CS prop for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
Fuel Pressure?

Last night, I ran the plane as part of the final Condition Inspection Opps check.

The fuel pressure was spot on, it functioned as expected, with the electric pump on and off.

This evening I had a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
No problem. Check your PM's If the weather is...

No problem. Check your PM's

If the weather is good, we will get you some -9 time while you are here.
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,105
Posted By N941WR
Welcome back Katie! I'm not adverse to having...

Welcome back Katie!

I'm not adverse to having two aboard after the first flight or two.

We should encourage people to let someone more experienced to perform the first flights. There seems to be a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By N941WR
A fixed pitch -9 flies similar to a -12, IMHO,...

A fixed pitch -9 flies similar to a -12, IMHO, just a little bit heavier.

Speed on final is critical, as mentioned above! It is easy to let the speed get too fast and like any light aircraft, it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
No problem at all, just give me a call.

No problem at all, just give me a call.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
Will do. Rain for the next few days, so I don't...

Will do. Rain for the next few days, so I don't know when I'll get a chance to fly it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By N941WR
Sorry Stephen, someone asked about 30 minutes...

Sorry Stephen, someone asked about 30 minutes before you did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,997
Posted By N941WR
Sorry to read your tragic story! Take your time...

Sorry to read your tragic story!

Take your time putting it back into service. When I had my prop strike years ago due to someone leaving a trailer in the middle of a taxiway, on the backside of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By N941WR
Congratulations George!

Congratulations George!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By N941WR
I have an unfinished one, if anyone needs it. I...

I have an unfinished one, if anyone needs it. I started to fit it and switched to a Gretz mount before closing the wing.

Of course I say that, now I'll have to find it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
Try a local dive shop and don't forget the...

Try a local dive shop and don't forget the glue.

Amazon does have it, if you can't find it locally.

I have cut it to size with both a sharp utility knife and the rotary knife I use for fiberglass...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By N941WR
Condition inspection completed and logbooks...

Condition inspection completed and logbooks signed.

The only thing that needed to be replaced was the right side neoprene tube that goes from the aluminum inlet to the cooling plenum on my Sam James...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By N941WR
Not for the O-235 and the reason is that Van's...

Not for the O-235 and the reason is that Van's makes a 2" longer engine mount to accommodate the lighter engines. (I had one for my O-290d2.)

The O-233 is much lighter and may be an issue, I really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,583
Posted By N941WR
Welcome to the cult! Good to see you are putting...

Welcome to the cult!

Good to see you are putting the little wheel on the proper end!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By N941WR
Van's numbers are to be believed! My -9 Dragon...

Van's numbers are to be believed!

My -9 Dragon Tail started life with an O-290d2 rated at 135 hp continuous.

I would typically cruise it at 65% power and see 145 knots / 165 mph.

The -9 wing is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-10-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By N941WR
Exactly what I was thinking. Also, join your...

Exactly what I was thinking.

Also, join your local EAA chapter. One of their members has built an RV and can help you out.

Get 'er done so you can take Dad for a ride!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By N941WR
You need the OAT for the EGIS to calculate the...

You need the OAT for the EGIS to calculate the TAS.

I would add an AP74. They really make the AP more user friendly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By N941WR
As you said, he was heads down and not ready, I...

As you said, he was heads down and not ready, I would go.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By N941WR
I have never heard that they shouldn't be within...

I have never heard that they shouldn't be within the prop arc. It is not like they have evaporative cooling, like your skin does.

My goal was to place it where it won't get knocked off when cleaning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By N941WR
I mounted mine on the he last bulkhead, under the...

I mounted mine on the he last bulkhead, under the empennage fairing. Works great and isn't out where it is going to get knocked off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,974
Posted By N941WR
Having a bunch of time in no radio Cubs, Champs,...

Having a bunch of time in no radio Cubs, Champs, Tcrafts, etc. I do my best to enter patterns at or slightly above flap speed. Any faster, and you will eat a Cub doing 60 mph on downwind before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,974
Posted By N941WR
RV Unfriendly Airports?

The recent post requesting information on "RV Friendly Airports" got me wondering, are there "RV un-Friendly Airports" out there and what makes them "un-friendly"?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By N941WR
Emag thinks everyone is using a key switch for...

Emag thinks everyone is using a key switch for starting and their mags.

If you use a pushbotton, then you can use a three way switch to manage your P-mags.

In my case, down is grounded and...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-06-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,503
Posted By N941WR
It needs at least 8" tires, the 5-500's we run on...

It needs at least 8" tires, the 5-500's we run on RV's are undersized.

Yes, the tailwind is ugly. I just can't get over the wing juncture angling back to the top of the cabin and the square...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-06-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,503
Posted By N941WR
Life is too short to fly an ugly airplane! Plus,...

Life is too short to fly an ugly airplane! Plus, it really isn't suitable for "rough" fields.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By N941WR
This...

This (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/peter-pond-lake-plane-crash-recovered-aviation-museum-1.5079067?fbclid=IwAR2p8UPmIWgtvwvFc38-GSCB3niPfKXeut9Sae39UR4hwNx_MDEIonGTC4Q) is a sad story...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,503
Posted By N941WR
You are essentially talking about an RV 170/172...

You are essentially talking about an RV 170/172 that I'm begging Van's for.

There is no need for a Super STOL. The -9 can takeoff in 300' and land in 300'. That is pretty darn good! Even if they...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,503
Posted By N941WR
There are a number of all aluminum kits in the...

There are a number of all aluminum kits in the bush plane market.

A friend built and flies a Murphy Super Rebel (Now called a Yukon, I believe). It is massive and can lift a...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By N941WR
Good to hear the damage was minimal! I tell all...

Good to hear the damage was minimal!

I tell all new -9(A) pilots to keep it simple. Use one flap setting for every landing, regardless of the winds; FULL flaps. This is much different than what I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By N941WR
You never said what type of igntion you are...

You never said what type of igntion you are running but did mention auto plugs.

Do you have dual electronic igntion? If so, what type?

Do you have a mixed ignition environment? If so, please...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,241
Posted By N941WR
As soon as a "certified" engine is mounted on an...

As soon as a "certified" engine is mounted on an experimental aircraft, the engine comes "experimental" as well.

A minor but important point, if the engine is ever to go back on a "certified"...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By N941WR
FYI - apparently the harmonics from the IO-340 is...

FYI - apparently the harmonics from the IO-340 is pretty rough on props.

Check with Craig Catto. He had to design a prop specifically for the -340.
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By N941WR
I have a two bladed Catto on the front of my...

I have a two bladed Catto on the front of my O-360 powered RV-9 taildragger.

The W&B worked out perfect.

The Catto props are probably the best choice, if you are going with a fixed pitched...
Forum: Tools 04-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By N941WR
If you can find an old Rockwell Collins (Delta),...

If you can find an old Rockwell Collins (Delta), like the one below, BUY IT NOW!
I bought one in the fall, changed the pulleys and blade and it rips right through aluminum and steel!

Multiple...
Forum: Tools 04-03-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By N941WR
What those pictures don't show is that the cable...

What those pictures don't show is that the cable wraps once around the horizontal part of gearl leg. My cable is sheathed in plastic.

I would modify Sam's design just a little bit by adding a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By N941WR
I agree with Carl 100%. I too have a white plane...

I agree with Carl 100%. I too have a white plane and covered the white antennas on the top of my glareshield with black cloth.

I also painted my instrument panel with a flat grey textured paint and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By N941WR
Keith asked me to post a few pictures of his...

Keith asked me to post a few pictures of his RV-12.

Interior:
http://i68.tinypic.com/2eq5ph5.jpg

Exterior:
http://i67.tinypic.com/bgzek8.jpg

instrument Panel:
http://i64.tinypic.com/2vaguu9.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By N941WR
Try putting "H2AD" in the Advanced Search box. I...

Try putting "H2AD" in the Advanced Search box.

I think you will be surprised at how many posts there are about this engine.

I have seen one -6A with this engine and the guy added a matching...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By N941WR
I would not recommend you use loctite as it might...

I would not recommend you use loctite as it might work as an insulator.

It is best to find an acceptable long reach plug with solid caps.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By N941WR
Keith is a neighbor of mine and this is one VERY...

Keith is a neighbor of mine and this is one VERY nice RV-12! It is pretty much a 10 out of 10.
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By N941WR
If you could get the canopy open in the event of...

If you could get the canopy open in the event of a fire, the increased air flow would probably feed the fire and turn the fire into a blowtorch.
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