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Forum: Safety Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By airguy
Uh oh... shouldn't have said that... :eek:

Uh oh... shouldn't have said that... :eek:
Forum: RV-10 Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
Posted By airguy
Engineering margins belong to the engineers....

Engineering margins belong to the engineers. Exceed them, and you're a test pilot.
Forum: Safety Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By airguy
Perhaps not in that order though... I would...

Perhaps not in that order though... I would suggest mixture ICO prior to full throttle. You don't want the engine to catch and immediately go to full power.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By airguy
I've heard enough good things about this event,...

I've heard enough good things about this event, I'll be flying in this year and camping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By airguy
As long as your end-fitting can fit through the...

As long as your end-fitting can fit through the pitot mast and you can disconnect the tube fitting via the inspection plate, all is good.

I used a straight-run fitting to a ferrule-type connection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By airguy
If you can't do that with single battery, then...

If you can't do that with single battery, then you've got either a battery/wiring problem or a starter problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By airguy
I did that early on for my throttle/mix/prop...

I did that early on for my throttle/mix/prop controls, and removed it - it was in the way for legroom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By airguy
That hotel rate is pretty good for race weekend....

That hotel rate is pretty good for race weekend.

Sunday is the day of racing with the fastest speeds - that one is for all the marbles and will be the hardest racing. If you can only make one day,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By airguy
If you're set on flying commercial, then going...

If you're set on flying commercial, then going into Sacramento instead of Reno will cut the airfare and car rental roughly in half - and it's about 90 minutes drive into Reno from there through some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By airguy
Yes, that was a backfire/airbox fuel ignition...

Yes, that was a backfire/airbox fuel ignition event, not a detonation event.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By airguy
Something along the lines of "Warning - do not...

Something along the lines of "Warning - do not use this product."
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-13-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By airguy
Sport Class is quickly overtaking the Unlimited...

Sport Class is quickly overtaking the Unlimited as far as crowd draw - especially with the recent retirement of several of the old favorite Unlimiteds and questionable return of a couple others. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By airguy
It can be done, it's not impossible and it's not...

It can be done, it's not impossible and it's not even as difficult as you make it out to be.

Those who say something is impossible should not mess with those that are doing it.
Forum: ADS-B 08-13-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By airguy
Problems with Freeflight ADSB?

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-seeks-data-on-ads-b-failures/

FAA is seeking more data...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,408
Posted By airguy
I've got the same setup, what I have in mind is...

I've got the same setup, what I have in mind is tapping into the return line from the fuel pumps (dual electric with a pressure regulator - excess returns to the tanks) and feeding the ferry into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By airguy
Truth. Jereme - I mis-spoke when I was talking to...

Truth. Jereme - I mis-spoke when I was talking to you on the phone this afternoon, the Skyview ARINC-429 module does not need a pair of the serial ports to work. It lives on the 9-pin Skyview Network.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-09-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By airguy
I've had two people want to buy mine in the past...

I've had two people want to buy mine in the past year. Neither one wanted to write the check that was needed. I like my airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By airguy
That's most likely a timing issue - you'll need...

That's most likely a timing issue - you'll need to back off the advance a bit with lower octane fuels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By airguy
Agreed on all points. I'm pretty sensitive to the...

Agreed on all points. I'm pretty sensitive to the needs of the engine - I can count on both hands (without using my feet) the number of times a cylinder has exceeded 425F, and I've never had one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By airguy
Same here, my CFII took one look at my panel and...

Same here, my CFII took one look at my panel and said "Oh, this is going to be fun." The DPE I used was interested in my builders log and maintenance records, and took the glass panel in stride,...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,984
Posted By airguy
Sobering thoughts as I'm making plans for some...

Sobering thoughts as I'm making plans for some flights in the Canadian Arctic next summer.

I hadn't considered the bug problem but that's very real.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By airguy
Gee - sounds a lot like EAB!

Gee - sounds a lot like EAB!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By airguy
My panel is set up currently just like yours is -...

My panel is set up currently just like yours is - with the addition of a Garmin 430W. You'll need a Dynon ARINC-429 module to take the guidance from any certified box (430W, 650 etc) and display that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,408
Posted By airguy
Put one behind each seat, that's 15 gallons. I...

Put one behind each seat, that's 15 gallons. I have a pair of them myself, the construction is excellent.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-08-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By airguy
And have him do a dynamic balance on your prop...

And have him do a dynamic balance on your prop while you're there! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,408
Posted By airguy
Here you go - 7.5 gallon tanks that can fit...

Here you go - 7.5 gallon tanks that can fit behind either seat in the 7/9 and extend about 3" into the baggage compartment. There's 2 hours of range for you without removing the passenger seat....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By airguy
My cheap Coleman with fiberglass poles bent flat...

My cheap Coleman with fiberglass poles bent flat with the wind and leaked water because I was in a low spot - but the poles did not break and it stood right back up again when the wind blew itself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By airguy
You can't hear it, you can't even really use a...

You can't hear it, you can't even really use a decent detonation detector on the engine due to all the mechanical noise on an air cooled engine. The way I look for it and detect it is watching my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By airguy
With respect to detonation - I'm running 8.7:1...

With respect to detonation - I'm running 8.7:1 compression with piston oil squirters on my IO360, Superior forward facing induction and Bendix servo. During the hot summertime I can make the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By airguy
I've been running 91E10 for the last 350-ish...

I've been running 91E10 for the last 350-ish hours, with occasional 100LL from a long cross-country. Engine is quite happy with it, but I've done considerable modification on the fuel system to keep...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,982
Posted By airguy
Arguably QUITE far away... https://aireon.com/

Arguably QUITE far away... https://aireon.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By airguy
That, or the fuel in the line between the servo...

That, or the fuel in the line between the servo and spider is hot enough to boil, and that is pushing the vapor/liquid mix through the spider and giving just enough lean fuel mix to keep kicking for...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-06-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By airguy
And I watched an ostrich reach over a fence and...

And I watched an ostrich reach over a fence and peck a guy on the head - laid him out cold on the dirt.
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By airguy
Flightaware stopped displaying a lot of flights...

Flightaware stopped displaying a lot of flights for "anonymous" users hitting their website. If you register and login with a Flightaware user name and password, then you'll see those flights if you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,809
Posted By airguy
I did that too for the first couple hundred hours...

I did that too for the first couple hundred hours - and had 2 nose wheel flats and one main flat. After switching tires to Desser retreads and running pressure up to about 35, haven't had another...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By airguy
I used the same conical K&N filter (Bendix...

I used the same conical K&N filter (Bendix injection on Superior forward facing cold air sump, James long cowl). I cut down the rubber flange on the large end until it fit nicely in the fiberglass...
Forum: Safety 08-01-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By airguy
From the pics, it appears he landed short of a...

From the pics, it appears he landed short of a prepared sod runway in the cropped paddock.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By airguy
I suppose it's a good thing we have AP servos...

I suppose it's a good thing we have AP servos that can be turned off... :rolleyes:
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,724
Posted By airguy
Me too - not sure if we'll ever get there from...

Me too - not sure if we'll ever get there from Vans, but it would definitely have my interest.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By airguy
Same here, and same experience with not resetting...

Same here, and same experience with not resetting a tripped BMS. I had to jump another lead-acid onto the earthX for several minutes to reset the BMS, then put the charger on the pair, and when it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By airguy
Maybe, but the photographs show the airplane...

Maybe, but the photographs show the airplane sitting on a dirt strip.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,993
Posted By airguy
Granted, it's less of a stretch for someone...

Granted, it's less of a stretch for someone building new right now - you just stop at the firewall and ship the fuse to Wisconsin for them to do the work. But for someone looking to convert a flying...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-28-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,993
Posted By airguy
Post-Osh-2019, Deltahawk made the news on Avweb...

Post-Osh-2019, Deltahawk made the news on Avweb with some actual pricing and planning. They say that they are expecting certification of the 180hp engine by the end of 2019, and the initial market...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,347
Posted By airguy
Can you tell us where your battery is mounted?...

Can you tell us where your battery is mounted? FWF or aft? Or is that super secret information also?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-25-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By airguy
I ran a double layer of firesleeve over my FWF...

I ran a double layer of firesleeve over my FWF fuel lines to insulate them, works great. The fuel lines were ordered with the standard firesleeve attached to them, and then I ordered additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By airguy
Nope, no thank you...

Nope, no thank you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,975
Posted By airguy
I had a last-minute window open up to make the...

I had a last-minute window open up to make the trip, and we saddled up and were airborne out of 73XS just before 6am. A biological stop at KHIG and on to Monroe WI KEFT to top off the main tanks and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,266
Posted By airguy
Wow. I certainly don't have any optimism about...

Wow.

I certainly don't have any optimism about that product line anymore. I believe they bought it to kill it. Sad to see, and hope I'm wrong.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By airguy
Ring gear support is the flywheel. The ring gear...

Ring gear support is the flywheel. The ring gear is a separate piece that is installed with heat and shrinks itself onto the outside of the flywheel.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,309
Posted By airguy
Based on that data alone, almost nothing. EGT...

Based on that data alone, almost nothing.

EGT absolute temperatures are not of much value. The key with the EGT is where they peak versus fuel flow - that will tell you ROP or LOP on each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By airguy
Legally speaking, the SOGO 22 is not a Lycoming...

Legally speaking, the SOGO 22 is not a Lycoming engine and not subject to the AD.

Reality and a good sense of your own mortality may convince you to pay attention to it anyway, but you are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,857
Posted By airguy
Now THERE is an item worthy of putting on the...

Now THERE is an item worthy of putting on the checklist. The all-in-one flashlight/radio/wine cork puller and cat fur brush device I can do without, but this is good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By airguy
Prices do seem to be up across the board. I...

Prices do seem to be up across the board. I exceeded 1000 hours PIC and got my instrument recently, both of which should have made me a better risk - and mine still went up a few percent from last...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By airguy
I recently (about a dozen flight hours ago)...

I recently (about a dozen flight hours ago) upgraded from Classics to HDX, definitely worth it. The screen clarity is awesome.
Forum: GPS 07-16-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By airguy
What do you have operating that could be creating...

What do you have operating that could be creating interference near the antenna? Some other GPS antennae have been demonstrated to give Garmin's antenna problems when in close proximity, I know Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,441
Posted By airguy
What's wrong with that? I've got a few hundred of...

What's wrong with that? I've got a few hundred of those on my plane...

They are on my outboard leading edges that I converted for fuel - and had to plug the original prepunched holes for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,309
Posted By airguy
With the hone, how do you go about clearing the...

With the hone, how do you go about clearing the cylinder of any remaining abrasive grit before closing it up? Just blowing air through the spark plug holes?

I'm not sure I have a warm-fuzzy feeling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,286
Posted By airguy
And gives plausible deniability to anyone busted...

And gives plausible deniability to anyone busted for busting the NOTAM - not a good thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By airguy
Pay it early with larger payments - just make...

Pay it early with larger payments - just make sure there is no prepayment penalty in the contract.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,309
Posted By airguy
I'm thinking that if it's stuck hard enough to...

I'm thinking that if it's stuck hard enough to bend the pushrod, the likelihood of getting the valve out and reaming the guide without pulling the jug is small and getting smaller...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By airguy
My insurance accepted 5 hours in a 10 for my...

My insurance accepted 5 hours in a 10 for my coverage in my 9A - you might ask again. I flew my time with Alex Dedominicis in Dallas, but I understand he's out of the area on work now and no longer...
Forum: GPS 07-11-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By airguy
That's what I do. I've got the Seattle Avionics...

That's what I do.

I've got the Seattle Avionics subscription (love the product - hate the delivery vehicle) for Skyview, and FlyGarmin downloads for the 430W.
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