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Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Just lost my first Dynon probe at 500 hours. Had...

Just lost my first Dynon probe at 500 hours. Had same indications as you more or less. FWIW, my probes are about 2-2.5” from the exhaust flange.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,409
I have no concerns if some want more power and...

I have no concerns if some want more power and know exactly what to do /not do with that extra power.

That said, just to offer another perspective for the benefit of those still building or thinking...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-16-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Build Class encouragement

I'll offer another thought that I didn't see posted in this thread...

While I know that it may be challenging given the times in which we are living to find an in-person building class or a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
I wouldn’t mess with the rib. Just make a cover...

I wouldn’t mess with the rib. Just make a cover plate for the existing hole and drill a new instrument hole in that. You can center it on the new cover plate so it will look relatively normal....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
If you search the threads you'll see a number of...

If you search the threads you'll see a number of suggestions. I used a 2" bimetal hole saw that worked just fine.
Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Ditto for me.

Ditto for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,943
My observation FWIW... When I started building in...

My observation FWIW... When I started building in 2005, people were getting significantly more than they were putting into the 2-seaters. (That was a selling point I made to my wife! :rolleyes:) It...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,508
If you fly an RV without the canopy you will...

If you fly an RV without the canopy you will likely become a skydiver, whether you planned to be or not.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
No, I think Jake means put the alt-air knob down...

No, I think Jake means put the alt-air knob down by your left knee on one of the forward fuselage bulkheads or thereabouts. Easy to reach for pilot, but not anywhere you or a passenger might...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,660
Good point on the W&B. After 8 years flying I...

Good point on the W&B. After 8 years flying I should probably do a new one to account for mods/additions done over the years.

Rather than siphoning out, is there any problem with just disconnecting...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,660
Why is everyone siphoning fuel from their tanks...

Why is everyone siphoning fuel from their tanks in the first place? Haven’t had a need to yet, but I’m wondering what I have to look forward to. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,703
Yes, the FAA airmen database seems to be...

Yes, the FAA airmen database seems to be inconsistent in terms of how or even if it shows medical status for a given airman. I noticed that looking up a record for a friend. It didn't show anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
FWIW, here's an email exchange I just had with...

FWIW, here's an email exchange I just had with California Custom:

From:
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:05 PM
To: info@californiacustom.com
Subject: Any silicon in Califronia Purple polish or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Van's is adamant that RV's are not designed to be...

Van's is adamant that RV's are not designed to be flown with canopies open or off. Just call them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Anything that is a modification to the control...

Anything that is a modification to the control system requires a return to phase 1, so you will need to log that before flight then again after testing done. Your FSDO needs to approve your test...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
No. I couldn’t find anyone locally willing to...

No. I couldn’t find anyone locally willing to work on it since it was an airplane alternator, nor would planepower/hartzel. It was actually planepowers unwillingness to even inspect it (instead...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Mine was 2006-2007 vintage.... nothing but...

Mine was 2006-2007 vintage.... nothing but problems.
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Is the transponder part of some integrated unit...

Is the transponder part of some integrated unit that you need to have powered up? If not, just pull the fuse/breaker for the transponder. If the transponder can't transmit from a lack of antenna...
Forum: Interiors 02-06-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
This is what I do too until I find a more elegant...

This is what I do too until I find a more elegant solution for the side x sides. It works.
Forum: Interiors 01-31-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
How to Make a Koger shade slide smoother

For those of you who have Koger sunshades, did you have any problems with getting the shade to slide smoothly? The issues are mostly (but not exclusively) around the screw holes for my slider...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Because when you are taxiing a side by side...

Because when you are taxiing a side by side taildragger you have the best view out the left side of the airplane.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
These holes should be obvious. Have you taken the...

These holes should be obvious. Have you taken the cowl off to look?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Yes, holes in the filtered air box, inside and...

Yes, holes in the filtered air box, inside and outside the filter at the low points is standard.

All RV owners, builders or not, should have a set of drawings and build instructions... available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
From your post, it sounds like you are a new...

From your post, it sounds like you are a new (non-builder) owner. If so, hope the following helps:
1. Get a set of plans/drawings from Van's that will describe/show how the trim system works and is...
Forum: ADS-B 01-08-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,344
My Echo UAT unit is behind the baggage bulkhead...

My Echo UAT unit is behind the baggage bulkhead (with the SkyFyx antenna in between the seats on the seatback bulkhead). I have no issues with wifi connectivity with my iPad up near the panel. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
I think you would find that after the first year...

I think you would find that after the first year or two of flying/insuring the taildragger that the rates would be much more comparable.

FWIW, I carry liability only and my rates actually stayed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,150
Not sure if you made the connection, Bruce, but...

Not sure if you made the connection, Bruce, but the first sentence above explains the opinion expressed in the second. :rolleyes:

With a new Aerosport Power engine, new Catto, and new Dynon D180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
I disagree with your premise. Sure, each model...

I disagree with your premise. Sure, each model can do something that the others can’t do or command a price that the others won’t, but they also have a lot in common with each other. While I am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
I’m definitely not an expert, and I’m not fully...

I’m definitely not an expert, and I’m not fully sure that you are arguing against leaning on the ground as a general rule, but if so Mike Busch definitely appears to disagree. See first 10 minutes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,303
Interesting... I find my -9 slips very nicely. ...

Interesting... I find my -9 slips very nicely. That said, what also works well, as alluded to in an earlier post above, is to slow the approach down. 50-55 kts on final vs my normal approach speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Hair blow dryer with a bit of scat tubing and...

Hair blow dryer with a bit of scat tubing and extension cord is what I use because it will heat up entire engine relatively quickly. Your sump pad should do the same but will probably just take...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,963
A piece of aluminum or stainless steel tape will...

A piece of aluminum or stainless steel tape will work just fine. Just pull off annually for inspection and reapply.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-07-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Here’s what typing “skybeacon” in the search box...

Here’s what typing “skybeacon” in the search box above pulled up. Happy reading.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/search.php?searchid=42149526
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
If you do even a quick VAF search, you'll find...

If you do even a quick VAF search, you'll find many threads that more or less confirm the following:
1. So long as you fly once every few weeks, Odysseys (at least the PC680) do not as a general...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
#28 for size 6 screw. #19 for size 8 screw.

#28 for size 6 screw.
#19 for size 8 screw.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
+1. Good concept though. Just needs some sort of...

+1. Good concept though. Just needs some sort of secondary safety to keep it immobile.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
The factory recommended stops work just fine per...

The factory recommended stops work just fine per plans, except cut them a bit on the long side and simply trim, sand, file down until you get the correct travel. Then rivet them on permanently.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,906
Not really a good analogy. In the case you...

Not really a good analogy. In the case you describe it would be a government taking of private property. With n#’s we’re talking about the opposite, a private party taking of a public resource......
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Landed with a flat tire with Mike Seager at...

Landed with a flat tire with Mike Seager at Astoria. We kept the power up to make it off the runway at least. Once you stop you won't get started again. Repaired it on the taxiway and flew back...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Just attach the extinguisher to the front spar...

Just attach the extinguisher to the front spar covers over the fuel lines using the screw holes going into the z brackets. (Assuming the 6 has those like the 7 and 9 do... apologies in advance if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,169
It’s not a big deal to rivet around the conduit...

It’s not a big deal to rivet around the conduit if located where Vans suggests. I would highly recommend installing while the skins are off.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
If I understand it correctly, the bolt...

If I understand it correctly, the bolt orientation is intended to give the rudder cables less chance to get caught on the nut which is thicker than the bolt head.

In point of fact, my rudder cable...
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Just to close out this thread, for those of you...

Just to close out this thread, for those of you who may be in a similar situation... I appear to have gotten my system up and working. In working close with Uavionix support I found a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,509
Just the typical automotive store variety or is...

Just the typical automotive store variety or is there an "aircraft grade" version that we should be looking for? I've always had a bit of oil weep on my return lines so I think this would be a good...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Are my setup values correct?

In the meantime, I'm wondering if I have the normal setup numbers correct in the "Configuration" Menu as I did have a bit of trouble interpreting the Uavionix installation manual for a couple...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Update: I finally got a report from one of...

Update: I finally got a report from one of yesterday’s flights, though still not from my original Friday afternoon flight. The former is the good news, the FAA saw me, at least a little bit. The...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Thank you. Do you have the weblink for that? I...

Thank you. Do you have the weblink for that? I looked all over their site unsuccessfully even though it was probably right in front of me.
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Did you do this in flight or on the ground,...

Did you do this in flight or on the ground, Robert?

I just went back out and changed mine from the about 1500 default down to 1350 on the ground. Almost immediately this gave me both baro alt and...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Thanks Bob. Yes, it is the latter. No hardwire....

Thanks Bob. Yes, it is the latter. No hardwire. If I recall correctly my threshold sensitivity default from the factory was pretty high compared to what other threads indicated theirs needed to be...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Test flew again, ensuring Bluetooth was off and I...

Test flew again, ensuring Bluetooth was off and I don’t have cell data plan on my iPad. Foreflight showed my ownship data accurately and was getting good adsb in data and good gps position data. i...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Will do for both of theses suggestions later...

Will do for both of theses suggestions later today. Will report back. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
I didn’t have Bluetooth on and don’t have...

I didn’t have Bluetooth on and don’t have cellular data on my iPad, but I will fly again and see if the setup data including my n number is saved and showing. Will also see if my foreflight is...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Thanks. If tried it with a time and without a...

Thanks. If tried it with a time and without a time. Same result.
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
UAvionix “failed to generate report” cause

I have a Uavionix Echo + Skyfyx EXT echoing a Garmin 320A. No EFIS or other GPS connections. I climbed to 10,500 to do the verification test, flew for 30 minutes there, then landed and submitted the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
I also use 14184, but concur that 14129 is the...

I also use 14184, but concur that 14129 is the same--except the fan is vaned to spin the opposite direction--and it is easier to source. Alternators don't care which way they spin and Van's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,107
You’ll be fine. I’m guessing that if you have a...

You’ll be fine. I’m guessing that if you have a solid instructor you don’t need any specific pointers from the us., He or she will help you figure it out. More likely you just need more time to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
I had this problem early in my -9's life. I...

I had this problem early in my -9's life. I found the solution to be bleeding the fuel line at the fuel pressure sender. Eventually I put it on my annual condition inspection to do list. It also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
SMA to BNC or TNC adapter?

Did any of you get an SMA to TNC (fully threaded connector) adapter rather than the SMA to BNC (quarter twist style bayonet connector) for the connection between the echo unit and the customer...
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,334
Am about to install my uavionix echo all in one...

Am about to install my uavionix echo all in one early next week and am anticipating a couple questions. Am I correct that switching in and out of anonymous mode is done through the mobile app rather...
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Great. Thanks for the replies. That will make...

Great. Thanks for the replies. That will make m6 install much easier! Appreciate the help.
Forum: ADS-B 09-18-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
UAvionix Echo/SkyFYX grounding requirement

I'm about to install a UAvionix Echo/SkyFYX all-in-one system. The wiring diagram shows only two wires are needed, a power and a ground. My question: Is it likely that I'd be successful in grounding...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,413
That’s exactly what I get with my two slicks! ...

That’s exactly what I get with my two slicks! That said, mine are coming up on their 500-hour mandatory inspection so I will probably switch at least one of them to a pmag for the fuel savings if...
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