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Forum: COMM Today, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By N941WR
That's a valid concern for others, but I don't...

That's a valid concern for others, but I don't have any fluorescent lights in my hangar - just a crappy LED light on the ceiling. Thanks for bringing it up.[/QUOTE]

Major drift going on here....

I...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By N941WR
Sad news! Blue skies for his long journey!

Sad news!
Blue skies for his long journey!
Forum: RV-10 Today, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By N941WR
Small world. Back when I got my license there, it...

Small world. Back when I got my license there, it was a Cessna Flight school, we flew brand-new 152's and I lived in the apartments off the north end of the runway.

Talk to Doug, the other day he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By N941WR
WD40 helps. That is about the only thing that...

WD40 helps. That is about the only thing that stuff is good for.
Forum: RV-10 Today, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By N941WR
Jack, Get some aquarium tubing from your local...

Jack,

Get some aquarium tubing from your local pet or hardware store. It doesn't have to be very large diameter.

Fiberglass it under your filler door. Three layers of the BID most of use should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By N941WR
Why not check around and see if you can find...

Why not check around and see if you can find someone local who can rebuild the one you have?

Many times those guys will know what causes failures and can upgrade your existing alternator to make it...
Forum: Aircraft Camping Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By N941WR
I do not recommend bringing pressurized canister...

I do not recommend bringing pressurized canister type stoves in your plane. I have seen the valves fail while backpacking. It is one thing to have a failure while it is in your backpack at 8000'...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,332
Posted By N941WR
How about $60K. That would bring a LOT more...

How about $60K. That would bring a LOT more people into this amazing hobby.

That's where the engine and prop and simple panels come into play. (Although one modern EFIS is lighter and cheaper than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By N941WR
I agree with Paul. In my case, I grouped the...

I agree with Paul.

In my case, I grouped the switches based on "phase of flight", not starting.

Thus, left to right I have the Taxi light, Landing light, Fuel Pump, Carb heat, Throttle, Mixture,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-10-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By N941WR
Oh, I had to laugh! When my son was being potty...

Oh, I had to laugh! When my son was being potty trained and still fit in the child seat I had mounted in the back of our -9, we were on the way home from Ocracoke Island, level at 8,500' cleared...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 12-10-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,786
Posted By N941WR
For those of you who are flying a -9 (or -12),...

For those of you who are flying a -9 (or -12), remember our numbers are different than those mentioned above.

For me, 60 knots I the fast approach speed I use when heavy. At that speed the vertical...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By N941WR
Why not water? A couple of cups of clean water...

Why not water?

A couple of cups of clean water isn't going to harm your fuselage; however, oil of any type will be mess to clean up and will attract dirt and grime.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-09-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By N941WR
It sounds like rust isn't a problem, so that is...

It sounds like rust isn't a problem, so that is good!

You can try Aviation Simple Green. Not the stuff you get at your local auto parts store but the expensive stuff from Aircraft Spruce.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-08-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,332
Posted By N941WR
I will strongly disagree with the "compete" with...

I will strongly disagree with the "compete" with a Carbon Cub statement. There are a bunch of planes in the group that are lucky to do 110 knots but stall in the 20's and 30's.

My desire is a 2+2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By N941WR
Well, not exactly that simple. If your CI is due...

Well, not exactly that simple.

If your CI is due in June and you want to shift it to December, you have three options.
1. Stop flying after June and perform the CI in December.
2. Complete the CI on...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By N941WR
BBQJON, think about what Angelo said, "15 hours...

BBQJON, think about what Angelo said, "15 hours to start feeling comfortable."

Think way back to when you were first learning to fly. Didn't it take you between 10 to 15 hours to solo? Same thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By N941WR
I wouldn't think sanding, even with VERY fine...

I wouldn't think sanding, even with VERY fine sandpaper, around your rivets is a good idea.

My thinking is you will quickly remove the alclad and will cause problems down the road.

Try finishing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,326
Posted By N941WR
Some instructors won't get in a plane unless they...

Some instructors won't get in a plane unless they have access to all the controls. Thus it might be difficult to get a Flight Review (and sell the plane) in the future.

I have flow airplanes with...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By N941WR
Yes, I am talking about Keith. He is in Ashville...

Yes, I am talking about Keith. He is in Ashville this weekend. I'm thinking he wants to see what 24" of snow feels like.

Leave him a message when you call, he rarely answers his phone.

Scott, I...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By N941WR
I thought it might have been Falcon. You will pay...

I thought it might have been Falcon. You will pay more the first year, just a fact of life and with very little TW time, it adds to the pain. As I said, at some point it will equalize.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By N941WR
Total TW time is everything. TT not so...

Total TW time is everything. TT not so much.

Your insurance will be higher for a TW for the first year and at some point it will equalize out.

Call Falcon and see what they offer. The other one is...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By N941WR
I have time in over 90 different makes and...

I have time in over 90 different makes and models, many of them taildraggers, and I have found the Van's family of taildraggers are the easiest taildraggers I have ever flown.

What is stunning to me...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By N941WR
Better with every flight

My neighbor solld his last plane, a Cub Crafters Cob, back in the spring.

After looking around and talking to some trusted aviators, he bought a very nice ELSA RV-12 with a single SkyView.

This...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
I have worked with people who installed their EI...

I have worked with people who installed their EI out of the box and the engine ran and ran smoothly. However, when properly set, their CHT's came down and speeds went up.

The Amount of the speed...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
[/quote] Ditto. The couldn't agree more.

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Ditto. The couldn't agree more.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,639
Posted By N941WR
You didn't say which engine / prop you have. My...

You didn't say which engine / prop you have.

My O-360 gives me 150 to 155 KTAS at around 7.2 GPH pulled way back. I have posted a picture of my EFIS while at 15.5 (17.6 DA) where I trued out at 159...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,639
Posted By N941WR
I commuted from Greenville, SC to Pearland, TX...

I commuted from Greenville, SC to Pearland, TX 720 Nautical miles each way every other week. The RV works great for such trips!

I miss that Texas gang, great bunch of people!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-05-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
OK, let's make this easier. If Jim has mags and...

OK, let's make this easier.

If Jim has mags and they are set properly; will a properly set EI give him more HP?

The answer is: Not a measurable amount.

You guys are a rough crowd.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,332
Posted By N941WR
If Van's ever comes out with a C170/172 bush...

If Van's ever comes out with a C170/172 bush plane, I'm going to put down my welding torch and pick up my rivet gun and start putting my RV-bush plane together tomorrow!

I need a 2+2 bush plane,...
Forum: Midwest 12-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By N941WR
If you disband the club, who is liable for the...

If you disband the club, who is liable for the back taxes?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-05-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By N941WR
Some of the guys I have spoken to who's wives...

Some of the guys I have spoken to who's wives travel with them a good bit said their wives prefer the backseat because it gives them more personal space. This is from guys who have had both...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-02-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By N941WR
EICommander EIC32 software update

If you have an EIC32, like the one in the upper left hand corner of Axel's panel, and have not received an email from me, please contact me off list so I can arrange to get you the latest software...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
Gain over what? If the mags were set properly...

Gain over what? If the mags were set properly for the flight conditions then there would little to no gain by replacing them with an EI.

If someone has a 180 hp engine that is designed to have the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
Bob, gain over what? If the mags were set...

Bob, gain over what? If the mags were set properly for the flight conditions, then there would be no HP gain at all.
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,544
Posted By N941WR
All I'm going to add is there are two sides to...

All I'm going to add is there are two sides to every story.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
No it doesn't mean a HP gain. All it means is he...

No it doesn't mean a HP gain. All it means is he finally got his timing set correctly for his engine and it is putting out it's rated HP. That coupled with an efficient airframe will easily gain you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By N941WR
For P-mags with firmware version 40 or higher,...

For P-mags with firmware version 40 or higher, the P-mags fire at 4.2* past TDC when below 400 RPM in the starting mode, when timed at TDC as described in the manual.

P-mags with pre-version 40 will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
Exactly and well said! EI's really help our...

Exactly and well said!

EI's really help our engines run more efficiently as manifold pressure drops off with an increase in altitude. Because of this, our engines can put our more HP for the flight...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
The trick with getting the maximum performance is...

The trick with getting the maximum performance is testing and configuration.

Some racers use Lightspeed, some SDS, some P-mags, and others fixed timed magnetos.

Last year I helped one Reno racer...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By N941WR
I don't think the issue is that the curve is too...

I don't think the issue is that the curve is too aggressive as much as they just start at the wrong place on the curve.

That and many builders seem to think more advance is a good thing and either...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,159
Posted By N941WR
Jim, Ross and Carl are correct. You don't gain...

Jim,

Ross and Carl are correct. You don't gain HP so much as an EI allows the engine to run at the most efficient timing for the power setting.

It really doesn't matter which EI you run because...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By N941WR
That is a builder problem, not a P-mag problem.

That is a builder problem, not a P-mag problem.
Forum: Reviews 12-01-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By N941WR
Thanks! I'll keep those in mind for panel...

Thanks!

I'll keep those in mind for panel version 3.0.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By N941WR
The bolts that hold the engine mount and gear...

The bolts that hold the engine mount and gear legs should be checked for proper torque.

Also, the Lycoming manual says to check the bolts that hold the carb/fuel servo. (I check all the engine...
Forum: Reviews 12-01-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By N941WR
Can they be separated into individual...

Can they be separated into individual switches?

I really like the look but strongly believe that switches should be separated by function and spaced so you don't accidentally turn on or off a switch...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By N941WR
Same here. If you really want to maximize the...

Same here.

If you really want to maximize the performance of your P-mags with a standard 8.5:1 compression parallel valve engine, you will do well to reduce the Advance Shift Max Advance by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By N941WR
He is talking about-9's, not -9A's. He is right,...

He is talking about-9's, not -9A's. He is right, they are the unicorn of the RV fleet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By N941WR
The RV-5, definitely the RV-5!

The RV-5, definitely the RV-5!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By N941WR
So you are saying there are 12 months of RV-9...

So you are saying there are 12 months of RV-9 taildragger pictures like this one?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cdFiWj5mBJs/VCDIbxgUDHI/AAAAAAAABz4/gqOt_EiK0Ew/w905-h509-no/NC08.jpg
(Photo by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By N941WR
I really wanted to install one of those in my...

I really wanted to install one of those in my plane but couldn't find one.

I realized it wasn't necessary as I pot the flaps all the way down abeam the numbers, regardless of the wind.

Good luck, I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By N941WR
One other tip

After you fit the cowling together, you will run either a hinge or brackets for quarter turn fasteners up the side but they will not make it all the way up to the round opening.

Fiberglass in a lip...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-28-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By N941WR
You need to log in to KitPlanes to open the link.

You need to log in to KitPlanes to open the link.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By N941WR
FYI, the "link" Mark mentioned is a steel part,...

FYI, the "link" Mark mentioned is a steel part, not aluminum.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By N941WR
Reading the D10 manual, it states you need OAT,...

Reading the D10 manual, it states you need OAT, MAP, RPM, fuel flow, and altitude (from an EFIS or GPS) to calculate the % power, as you know.

On page 4-2 of the D10 EMS Installation Guide they list...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By N941WR
Do you have a D10A or D100 EFIS? I had my D10...

Do you have a D10A or D100 EFIS?

I had my D10 connected to my D100 and it automatically calculated % power, IIRC.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-28-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By N941WR
Thanks Scott. That is a well thought-out and...

Thanks Scott. That is a well thought-out and reasonable response.

Early on, I did a lot of speed and RoC verification test flights (11 years ago) and found it to be spot on. When I replaced the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By N941WR
Outstanding! Good news for everyone! Only in...

Outstanding! Good news for everyone!

Only in the Air Force do the officers get shot at.

May he have many safe sorties!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-27-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By N941WR
Why? When I bought those, others were having...

Why?

When I bought those, others were having errors when mounting on the inside because they were flush with the skin. One solution was to glue a big rivet head with a hole in it over the static...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-27-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By N941WR
I got lucky and surface mounted my SafeAir ports...

I got lucky and surface mounted my SafeAir ports because of reports of bad readings when flush mounted. In 11 years I have not had any issues with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 70,557
Posted By N941WR
Dave, That is beautiful! Thank you for bringing...

Dave,

That is beautiful! Thank you for bringing it back!
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By N941WR
Very nicely done Mehrdad! Remember to create a...

Very nicely done Mehrdad!

Remember to create a custom configuration for your P-mags prior to engine start. (I think you may have already done this.)

It looks great!

I hope you and your wife enjoy...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By N941WR
It sounds like you have a pitot and/or static...

It sounds like you have a pitot and/or static error.

My -9 stalls around 48 knots when heavy.

I don't recall where it stops flying when doing accelerated stalls.

I fly the entire pattern, with...
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