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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By eaglen92ce
I think both methods (rope or air) probably work...

I think both methods (rope or air) probably work fine. Personally I have only used the rope method and it has always been simple and effective. You don't need access to a compression tester (to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By eaglen92ce
I will take it #2 if Barton Flyer does not!

I will take it #2 if Barton Flyer does not!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,331
Posted By eaglen92ce
Bird strike is a popular topic in the rotorcraft...

Bird strike is a popular topic in the rotorcraft safety world right now. Use of Wig Wag or pulsing lights is being presented (with some scientific study behind it) as a way to prevent bird strikes. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,075
Posted By eaglen92ce
Way cool. Just need to figure out color and...

Way cool. Just need to figure out color and logo...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By eaglen92ce
First off the plane you are looking at may be...

First off the plane you are looking at may be great and may have had good maintenance, but... Poorly documented logs are a bit off putting to me when I am looking at aircraft. Generally, those who...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,688
Posted By eaglen92ce
Here is a good looking torque plate for Lycomings...

Here is a good looking torque plate for Lycomings that does not cost to much!

http://ryanaircrafttools.com/product/lycoming-torque-plates/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By eaglen92ce
Nothing wrong with the 122 tooth setup. I...

Nothing wrong with the 122 tooth setup. I noticed no difference in operation between the 122 tooth an the 149 tooth (same starter, just the drive was swapped). I would keep it unless the EI thing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By eaglen92ce
Maybe one caveat though! If you are planning to...

Maybe one caveat though! If you are planning to use Electronic Ignition the small pulley flywheel may not work with the crank mounted crank position sensor/magnet set up. I have the Electroair with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By eaglen92ce
I had just such a flywheel on my IO-360 with a B...

I had just such a flywheel on my IO-360 with a B and C 40 amp alternator. Worked just fine! When I had the engine rebuilt we found that the flywheel had a crack in it. I ended up with one with a...
Forum: GPS 01-30-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 210,679
Posted By eaglen92ce
GMX 40/42 Compatibility With Area 660

Question for G3Expert

The Area 660 manual lists the GXM 40/42 antennas as compatible SiriusXM devices on page 138. Can you confirm this information? I have not seen any other reference to the GXM...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,531
Posted By eaglen92ce
Coolidge has a fly in breakfast on the first...

Coolidge has a fly in breakfast on the first Saturday of the month that is well attended and usually has some nice antiques and warbirds in attendance. Breakfast is served from a portable kitchen. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-16-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,838
Posted By eaglen92ce
I had the Trio (non-pro model) with a Nav Aid...

I had the Trio (non-pro model) with a Nav Aid servo in the wing when I bought my RV6. It worked well. At one point I decided that the servo was getting a little tired. I sent the Nav Aid servo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,593
Posted By eaglen92ce
Scott, Thanks for posting the pictures. Very...

Scott,

Thanks for posting the pictures. Very interesting. Sorry it ended with a cylinder repair!

Dan,

Thanks for pointing out the rotation aspect. I missed that when I looked through them the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-10-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By eaglen92ce
Larry, CIES has not finished development on the...

Larry,

CIES has not finished development on the RV sensors to my knowledge. They are not completely comfortable with a solution that cannot gauge the first fuel gallons of fuel from full tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By eaglen92ce
+1 on positive experience at GATTS! I trained...

+1 on positive experience at GATTS! I trained with them for my instrument and commercial. Both were obtained on time and on budget! For my instrument rating I used their C172 RG with dual 430's. ...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By eaglen92ce
If either mag has an impulse coupling you should...

If either mag has an impulse coupling you should be able to hear it snap when pulling the prop through by hand (mags off of course!!). That would not answer which one it was though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By eaglen92ce
+1 on Warren. He has come out to P19 (Stellar...

+1 on Warren. He has come out to P19 (Stellar Airpark, Chandler) several times for me. Always great service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By eaglen92ce
I have also seen the blinking light on occasion. ...

I have also seen the blinking light on occasion. When I talked to Earth X they told be it indicated that the battery was under-charged. They also said that the blinking light should not worry me...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,437
Posted By eaglen92ce
I have an angle valve motor with Electroair on...

I have an angle valve motor with Electroair on one side and a magneto on the other. I lean for taxi shortly after engine start. I perform my runup with the mixture still in the lean for taxi...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,075
Posted By eaglen92ce
I had an SD8 on my Christen Eagle and it had no...

I had an SD8 on my Christen Eagle and it had no problem keeping up with the electrical loads of that airplane.

SL40 comm
GTX327 Xpdr
PM3000 Intercom
Garmin 196 on ships power
Fuel flow computer
No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By eaglen92ce
Karl, Congratulations on your first contest and...

Karl,

Congratulations on your first contest and impressive results. I flew IAC Sportsman class for about five years and was very pleased when my scores were near or over 80%. You were right there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,200
Posted By eaglen92ce
Just a comment on the accelerated school...

Just a comment on the accelerated school approach. I chose this route after seeing many friends go to the local FBO and work on the rating for six months minimum, and many gave up. The problem most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By eaglen92ce
I have a 55 gal drum of smoke oil. The guy who...

I have a 55 gal drum of smoke oil. The guy who sold it to me gave me a cheap plastic siphon pump that installs in one of the drum bungs. I use that to fill a five gallon plastic fuel can and then...
Forum: Builder Website Links 12-04-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,198
Posted By eaglen92ce
Webb (and Doug!), Thanks for pointing me to the...

Webb (and Doug!),

Thanks for pointing me to the WX page. I had never even clicked on that part of the site. Very nice.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,712
Posted By eaglen92ce
+1 on Marvin at Smoke System Helper. I have his...

+1 on Marvin at Smoke System Helper. I have his system in my RV6 and it works very well. Kit is complete and well thought out.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-30-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,194
Posted By eaglen92ce
I flew in both days. I live at the very nearby...

I flew in both days. I live at the very nearby Stellar Airpark. I thought the show was pretty decent. I have not missed many Copperstates in the last ten years. The NOTAM procedures did scare...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By eaglen92ce
Thanks to everybody that responded. I ended up...

Thanks to everybody that responded. I ended up pulling the entire spring which came out easily! I will powder coat them assembled. I actually do the PC myself so I will be mindful of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By eaglen92ce
Bob, Thank you for the reply. I am actually...

Bob,

Thank you for the reply. I am actually working on removing the socket at the other end of the spring, not removing the spring from the airframe. I was just looking at the RV6 preview plans...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By eaglen92ce
Dean, Thank you for the feedback. I do have...

Dean,

Thank you for the feedback. I do have penetrant sprayed on it and so far I have been patient! The bolts did come out okay. They were tight so I had to lightly tap them out. Heat is my next...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By eaglen92ce
Help - Tailwheel Socket (WD-101) Removal

I am trying to remove the socket (P/N WD-101) on the end of the tailwheel spring on my RV6. I have removed the two AN3 cross bolts but the socket will not budge. I did not build this plane so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By eaglen92ce
It is a momentary switch. I have the Vizion 385.

It is a momentary switch. I have the Vizion 385.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,945
Posted By eaglen92ce
Well it can sound pretty bad! I had a pipe on my...

Well it can sound pretty bad! I had a pipe on my #1 cylinder break very near the cylinder flange. This happened on initial climb out, probably 350 feet AGL or so.

I thought I had a major engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,440
Posted By eaglen92ce
Bill, Give me a shout and I will link you in. ...

Bill,

Give me a shout and I will link you in. We have a yahoo group to organize flights and we post on the rvformation.com calendar.

We have actually met before. I used to have a Hiperbipe and...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,779
Posted By eaglen92ce
It is beautiful! Not just in pictures either. I...

It is beautiful! Not just in pictures either. I ran into Dan at Moontown airport one evening on a business trip. The paint job is as good as I have ever seen! His instrument panel is also very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,737
Posted By eaglen92ce
Acro and IFR training are very valuable to the...

Acro and IFR training are very valuable to the "overall pilot". If the VA is paying, go get the IFR in the Cessna. You never now when benefits will get cut! Don't sweat the yoke vs stick. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,310
Posted By eaglen92ce
Aerobatic PCU 5000 Governor Available - 220 hrs since new

Not to hijack the thread...

If anyone is looking for the Aerobatic version of the PCU 5000 I have one for sale! Works perfectly, recently removed because I switched from an acro prop to a Hartzell...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,427
Posted By eaglen92ce
I don't believe that the P-Mag will work with the...

I don't believe that the P-Mag will work with the A1B6D mag drive. I have one of these engines in my RV-6, the mag drive is like a six cylinder Lycoming and does not use a gear on the mag. The mag...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,453
Posted By eaglen92ce
I have a FS 210 in my RV-6 with a GDL 88. Works...

I have a FS 210 in my RV-6 with a GDL 88. Works as advertised! Weather, traffic, and synthetic vision on the IPAD via Bluetooth. This functionality is provided through Garmin Pilot Ap only (which...
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By eaglen92ce
Larry, I would echo the advice to get your...

Larry,

I would echo the advice to get your rating first and then design your panel around what makes you comfortable. I have an RV6 also that was equipped with the Trio EZ pilot for roll and and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By eaglen92ce
John, There is a gentleman named Reggie who is...

John,

There is a gentleman named Reggie who is on this site who support the VM1000 systems. He is a good guy and sells parts and repair services. I have bought parts from him and have been 100%...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By eaglen92ce
Ahh! A six cylinder. You tricked us! Glad you...

Ahh! A six cylinder. You tricked us! Glad you got it working. It would be 2 per rev on the four cylinders.

Take Care
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By eaglen92ce
Yes - the two pulse comment is for the control...

Yes - the two pulse comment is for the control box tack lead output. I have the crank mounted sensor - like the six cylinder installation, on my aircraft. The gear and pickup is very similar to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By eaglen92ce
John, See this link for the certified system...

John,

See this link for the certified system http://www.electroair.net/pdfs/EIS_41000_Installation_Manual.pdf

Look at page 3.17. It says two pulses per rev. This also matches what I remember from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By eaglen92ce
Another SB 14-01-31 Completion!

I just completed the horizontal stab SB on my RV-6 that was completed in 2001. It currently has 1170 hrs on it. I am not the builder.

Inspection found a crack starting at each of the upper relief...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By eaglen92ce
One more thing. The side that is down in your...

One more thing. The side that is down in your picture goes up (note dished out relief at the bend line).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By eaglen92ce
I had the "which side is up" question too. I...

I had the "which side is up" question too. I called Van's. The lower spar splice angle has one inch legs. The doubler has holes spaced 1/2 inch from one edge and 3/8 inch from the other edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By eaglen92ce
That hole that they are talking about in the...

That hole that they are talking about in the original spar web is for the manual trim cable. If you have electric trim you may not have the hole. Mine has electric trim and the hole, go figure. If...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By eaglen92ce
Reggie is very knowledgeable on the VMS products...

Reggie is very knowledgeable on the VMS products and has helped me out more than once with both information and parts. If you need help with your VMS equipment I would not hesitate to recommend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,687
Posted By eaglen92ce
That is great! Congratulations. Did she train...

That is great! Congratulations. Did she train and checkride in that beautiful RV? I got my instrument late last year, but I elected to do it in a Cessna!
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-05-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By eaglen92ce
I also have the old VM1000 in my RV6. My lean...

I also have the old VM1000 in my RV6. My lean mode was not functional when I bought the plane. Unfortunately others have also experienced this failure mode. I bought another CPU (the big gold box)...
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By eaglen92ce
Sorry to hear about your grease issue. I had a...

Sorry to hear about your grease issue. I had a great experience with the guys at American Propeller (Kevin specifically) on my recent overhaul (I have a Hoffmann, not a Whirlwind). I can recommend...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-13-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By eaglen92ce
Not a ton of help, but I had the same problem...

Not a ton of help, but I had the same problem with my VM1000. I actually ended up switching out the DPU on mine. The new DPU works fine in lean mode. The thought of changing out the battery may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By eaglen92ce
Thanks for the recommedation. I have passed the...

Thanks for the recommedation. I have passed the information along.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By eaglen92ce
AZ RV-6 Transition CFI Needed

RV Community,

My busy flight instructor call me asking if I knew any RV rated CFIs in the Phoenix area who could help out a new RV owner get some transition training. The subject airplane in an...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-17-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,048
Posted By eaglen92ce
You guys are lucky (or well planned out)! I...

You guys are lucky (or well planned out)! I actually switched my DPU out with a newer version (mid 2000's). The later version DPUs use two D-sub connectors for all the sensor wires. It is actually...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-13-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,048
Posted By eaglen92ce
Gentleman, Here are the pictures I promised. ...

Gentleman,

Here are the pictures I promised.

The access to the battery can be had by removing the panel from the bottom of the box by removing four countersunk screws. For me I had to remove the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-13-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,048
Posted By eaglen92ce
I have recently blazed this path! I even took...

I have recently blazed this path! I even took some pictures to document the experience. Changing the battery chip is easy once you have the box out of the plane, getting mine out of the plane was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,064
Posted By eaglen92ce
Andy, I have never seen the single drive dual...

Andy,

I have never seen the single drive dual mag attachement method (clamp) but this set up attaches with two nuts two thick washers and two internal tooth lock washers using a standard magneto...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,153
Posted By eaglen92ce
Single Drive Dual Mag - Prop Governor Install - Another FYI

I just bought a new PCU 5000X governor for intallation on my IO-360-A1B6D engine (single drive dual mag case). I bought it to replace my old Woodward which was starting to surge some. Initially it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,064
Posted By eaglen92ce
Single Drive Dual Mag - Magneto Options FYI

I have a IO-360-A1B6D engine (from a Mooney 201) in my RV6. I have an single Electroair electronic ignition that uses a flywheel sensor for crank position. For the magneto side I have a single mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By eaglen92ce
The chip looks like a memory chip and it is...

The chip looks like a memory chip and it is suppose to just push into a socket in the DCU. You have to pry the old one out and replace with the new. All of this is theory and internet rumor of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By eaglen92ce
The battery info that I found on the web...

The battery info that I found on the web was;

The chip is an ST M48T02-150PC1 "Timekeeper RAM" chip. I bought one from Newark or Digi-Key, I can't remember which. I believe that VMS specified an...
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