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Forum: RV-12 Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By maniago
IMHO, its not really whats new or affordable, its...

IMHO, its not really whats new or affordable, its what can fit in your allotted baggage space. I'd like to carry two bikes, so I'm a bit ham strung there personally.....
Forum: RV-12 Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By maniago
Bike Friday PakiT is the most compact lightest,...

Bike Friday PakiT is the most compact lightest, 15lbs. Build in Oregon. About half the price of a Brompton, fits in a backpack. No, I dont own it, but on my list of most likely...
Forum: Alternative Engines Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,091
Posted By maniago
Thats a beautiful experimental $100K engine with...

Thats a beautiful experimental $100K engine with a $35K prop on it....does it come with a free airplane attached?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By maniago
Flat any color will work......if you have to have...

Flat any color will work......if you have to have a flat color.....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By maniago
Wait a year and people will give these away for...

Wait a year and people will give these away for free as they'll just be collecting dust on the shelf - theres at least 3000 AD units in the field. I would suggest to the op that if he wants to get...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By maniago
I've heard the same and when I saw the price...

I've heard the same and when I saw the price difference, the 7666 blade was a no brainer for me. Bought about half my avionics with the difference and if I really want those 3kts, when I rebuild the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By maniago
Give Western Prop a call. I got mine there -...

Give Western Prop a call. I got mine there - rebuilt no-AD Bhub, new blades (see sig block). They do a lot of vans props FWIW so they understand experimental. BA is a wicked expensive blade; 7666s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By maniago
Draw your circle, nibbler to take out as much...

Draw your circle, nibbler to take out as much excess if you can use it, then get busy with the file. Talking about it takes more time than doing it......and any other method but the file will take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By maniago
re: split, I understand Tom, and I'd get pretty...

re: split, I understand Tom, and I'd get pretty grumpy if I had such and a DAR called me on it. Was more just a comment, like split loom vs snake skin for wiring, if all things were equal.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By maniago
...uh, yeah hate to burst your bubble, but going...

...uh, yeah hate to burst your bubble, but going rate is $150-200 (internal box options depending) regardless of rebate.........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By maniago
Each to his own, but a split grommet around a...

Each to his own, but a split grommet around a fuel line thru a bulkhead would make me nervous.....I've been able to stretch grommets enough to get them over the nut, but probably one size bigger...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By maniago
So your selling price is $500?

So your selling price is $500?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By maniago
Its just a steel line. Theres no magic involved....

Its just a steel line. Theres no magic involved. Make it yourself, just follow the approved lycoming routing and mounting points.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By maniago
AC 43.131B 8-31 Fuel Lines and Fittings, para B...

AC 43.131B 8-31 Fuel Lines and Fittings, para B "Routing". I cant copy and paste the section cause its a .pdf, but you can search for it if need be. You can run them together, but read the para for...
Forum: Primers 11-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By maniago
Good qu. I've used Akzo exclusively on the...

Good qu. I've used Akzo exclusively on the interior and thats it there - its been wicked tough, so all I was thinking was to prime the exterior with it so it had something on it vs bare AL and go...
Forum: Primers 11-06-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By maniago
Thanks. Theres no doubt I'll shoot it...

Thanks. Theres no doubt I'll shoot it myself....paintbooth, as well as some other niceties, are planned for my new hangar......
Forum: Primers 11-06-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By maniago
Akzo as exterior primer?

I asked this qu a few years ago, but no joy, so as a redo....

"Anyone used this particular Akzo primer (463-12-8) as an exterior primer in their final paint/topcoat system? What is it compatible...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By maniago
Interesting. Can you shoot DP-40 outside with...

Interesting. Can you shoot DP-40 outside with just a filter mask like in the old days, or is it cyanide based etc?

....thinking about exterior quick primer vs bare AL to get me flying but not full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,957
Posted By maniago
Anybody got any emails from Allan about whether...

Anybody got any emails from Allan about whether hes indeed started shipping new front bulkheads yet?

Shot him a note, but well......
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-03-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,559
Posted By maniago
Congratulations! IMHO IFR is like getting a...

Congratulations! IMHO IFR is like getting a Masters degree in flying - mentally quite challenging, but immensely satisfying when you make the grade. In my case, I thank my IFR ticket for getting me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By maniago
I know mine is not an RV, but I had the same...

I know mine is not an RV, but I had the same concerns with the pin clamp, so two things I thought about before deciding on cables....1) go with a threaded end 2) use opposing "pull" springs onthe...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,008
Posted By maniago
True Gil, tho I agree with your second statement,...

True Gil, tho I agree with your second statement, and Carls.....wrt glass IFR flying, I dont see the need for an E bus, but the need for two full up busses with redundancy distributed among...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By maniago
All suppliers of Crow just pass the order to them...

All suppliers of Crow just pass the order to them as Crow belts are all custom made at order time.....so in effect you get them from Crow no matter what....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By maniago
Hadnt thought about it, but that make sense. ...

Hadnt thought about it, but that make sense. After all when, Diesel engineered his engine way back when, I believe it was designed to run on peanut oil......cant be much difference in viscosity...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By maniago
Call up Crow direct and see if they'll match you...

Call up Crow direct and see if they'll match you the price....they usually will, and IMHO, dealing direct with the mfg vs the supplier is better if you ever have an issue......

Like my Crow belts,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,887
Posted By maniago
Errr, well, relay contacts still get arcing...

Errr, well, relay contacts still get arcing (unless you install a clamping diode), theyre just made more robust so they can take more arc pitting. But if you can use a switch, use a switch. Go with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By maniago
What Dave said above is solid advice - process of...

What Dave said above is solid advice - process of elimination. That said, you cant have but a few 10 amp circuits I'd imagine - I can only think of one in mine in excess of 10 and thats for seat...
Forum: GPS 10-26-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By maniago
Viva la 480! Such a wonderful GPS.......Garmin,...

Viva la 480! Such a wonderful GPS.......Garmin, not so much.....
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By maniago
***Sigh***

I think I've seen this discussion come up at least once every year, and the same fighting camps emerge. Its almost a religious argument with all kinds of half truths and hard over suppositions. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,559
Posted By maniago
I'm in the camp that Bob mentioned above (my...

I'm in the camp that Bob mentioned above (my panel pic is posted earlier in this thread). I have dual adahars, but wanted a steam horizon to break any tie. When I went to look at new and used ones,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By maniago
My letter finally showed up this past Saturday,...

My letter finally showed up this past Saturday, about 2 months total time......never did get a renewal card like in the past years tho....
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By maniago
I built without any courses, because they werent...

I built without any courses, because they werent available in my area when I needed them most. Of course you can do anything by reading, watching or just figuring it out yourself, but its true you...
Forum: ADS-B 10-14-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By maniago
I got my NavworxB box working (Yea!), but without...

I got my NavworxB box working (Yea!), but without configurations and settings being documented anywhere I could find (ie not in the Navworx, 480, 327 manuals etc) it was not trivial.

Wiring...
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By maniago
Err check that. Just cause its WAAS, doesnt mean...

Err check that. Just cause its WAAS, doesnt mean it outputs ADSB+ GPS data - its s/w version depandant and I dont know the 430W persay. For example, on the 480, which was WAAS way back in the '90s...
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By maniago
Pretty sure that Safe-fly paired with the Hxr...

Pretty sure that Safe-fly paired with the Hxr does not give you an IFR legal approach capability. It would give you approach plates etal to do the approaches in VFR, but as stated, if you have the...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By maniago
A grinder is too fast for making the scotchbrite...

A grinder is too fast for making the scotchbrite last IMHO. I chuck mine in a variable speed standing drill press and so far one has lasted me thru my entire build - year 5.5 now......I dont know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,599
Posted By maniago
I use N number exclusively. I could care less...

I use N number exclusively. I could care less what kind of airplane, helo or self-propelled flying car you are - youre a boggie in the air that I need to keep track of.

To belabor the point, some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By maniago
What Chris Johnson said above. GRT is pushing...

What Chris Johnson said above. GRT is pushing the boundaries constantly. The latest s/w rev has all the IFR approaches in the database (which is free and always will be), so you can fly any one you...
Forum: Propellers 10-02-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By maniago
I just went thru this decision tree maybe 2 mos...

I just went thru this decision tree maybe 2 mos ago. I know you guys get a lot of specialized parts (like the white bracket shown in the above pic) that take some of the guessing out of things for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By maniago
Rubber line?

Can someone tell me why we dont use standard rubber vacuum hose ala Gates as on all of our vehicles? What did they do for vac line in the '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s etc before polyprop came along????? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By maniago
I have a lifetime with Seattle for my GRTs as...

I have a lifetime with Seattle for my GRTs as well. Obviously FLYQ comes with that, so thats what I use.

But I dont know how you get around flying IFR without a Garmin (and the Jepp...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By maniago
Do a search on Cummins spinners on VAF - several...

Do a search on Cummins spinners on VAF - several threads. Theres a few of us kinda unhappy with Allan and his product due to fit, and in my case, cause the spinner cut outs will only fit the blended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,304
Posted By maniago
Does this legal doctrine apply to that the same...

Does this legal doctrine apply to that the same kid impaling his eyeball on your pitot tube because, well, hes a boy and crawling under a wing or fuse is a stupid boy trick......and youre out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By maniago
N Num reservations slow?

Anyone notice a slowdown in the speed of reservations and renewals? I never got my renewal letter last year like I had in previous years like clock work. I redid the reservation but its been well...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By maniago
I didnt wire in any of the remoting functions...

I didnt wire in any of the remoting functions with my HXrs mostly because all my radios etc are smack in the middle, so didnt see the need to touch the screen when I can touch the buttons on the box...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By maniago
When in doubt, get the welder out! I have the...

When in doubt, get the welder out! I have the same setup (see sig block), made mine based on the Vans design, but obviously with bigger legs.

Without a welder you have two options: Take the plug...
Forum: Tools 09-27-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,688
Posted By maniago
To the OP: You didnt say how you want to use the...

To the OP: You didnt say how you want to use the glass, but in general one glass wont do everything you want.

I find I need a bench mount, a hand held and a set of Walmart...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By maniago
Well sample size of one doesnt really make a...

Well sample size of one doesnt really make a trend. But are you also saying that most if not all AL spinners are not flanged in the first place?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By maniago
The James cowl is made for a 13" spinner, so...

The James cowl is made for a 13" spinner, so pretty much everyone uses the ubiquitous Vans 13" backplate and spinner for this......unless they get something from the junk yard.
Forum: ADS-B 09-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By maniago
Ok thanks. Uh who's "Bill"...

Ok thanks. Uh who's "Bill" exactly.....?

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Oh wait - do you mean Bill Moffet? Ok that would make sense in this context.....I'm clearly late to the navworx universe......
Forum: Propellers 09-26-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By maniago
I got my rebuilt CS short B hub/new blades zero...

I got my rebuilt CS short B hub/new blades zero time out of Western Prop in Oregon, $4500.....Arrow 7666-2 blades...I didnt ask for blended.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By maniago
Stabil Fogging oil. Walmart aviation...

Stabil Fogging oil. Walmart aviation aisle.....https://www.walmart.com/ip/STA-BIL-22001-Fogging-Oil-Cylinder-Protector-12-oz/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By maniago
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/deh...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/dehydrplugs.php

I've been drying mine in the oven for years - during the summer, about every 3 weeks....just the desiccant of course, not the whole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,559
Posted By maniago
The M2 is I think 2 or 3" narrower in width than...

The M2 is I think 2 or 3" narrower in width than an RV6, but I got a few things in the IFR panel.

My configuration plan is to fly with primary and engine instruments (w/ synthetic) in front of me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,957
Posted By maniago
Nope. Ive got crickets to my last email asking...

Nope. Ive got crickets to my last email asking to verify I was still on the list for the new front plate vs sending my spinner back. That was 2 weeks ago.....
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By maniago
Stein Videos

Stein has a bunch of videos on his page for how to do this stuff. Once you watch them, you'll break the mystery....only slightly easier than sneezing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By maniago
If you can get it, take it now. I wouldnt say...

If you can get it, take it now. I wouldnt say the class room or build is a relaxed pace when youre in it and paying attention - and you need to pay attention all the time cause golden nuggets come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By maniago
What Paul Dye said, same here. Took it when Jim...

What Paul Dye said, same here. Took it when Jim Doubler (sp?) taught it, long time Lycoming guy, so curious how the class is and how you liek the format vs the two week format we did. Either way,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By maniago
I know Im not an RV guy, but I have a center...

I know Im not an RV guy, but I have a center console in the M2, so made my own (not an electric trim fan at all).

C150 wheel and then cut the gears using plate aluminum and......a file! Single...
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By maniago
Thanks guys, I have the latest manual and I have...

Thanks guys, I have the latest manual and I have the Control program, and Ive read the Navworx AMOCs thread ...
Forum: COMM 09-16-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,574
Posted By maniago
Thanks Larry, but the actual distance is not the...

Thanks Larry, but the actual distance is not the question.

The question is from where is the actual distance measured..........Bnc to Bnc connector?.......or some other point for measurement?
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By maniago
What boxes ie GPS and transponder etc do you have...

What boxes ie GPS and transponder etc do you have inputting to your Navworx box and to what are you outputting its data ie display, splitters, wifi module etc..........
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