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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By airguy
WOT-ICO is intended to keep MAP high for good...

WOT-ICO is intended to keep MAP high for good easy airflow while cutting off the fuel - but at cranking speed WOT is not needed for that, a cracked throttle appropriate for 900-1000 rpm will suffice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By airguy
My 9A does not bleed energy nearly as well in a...

My 9A does not bleed energy nearly as well in a full slip as the 172, but with full flaps and a CS prop I really haven't needed it other than Phase I testing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By airguy
And brief (and even understand!!) Plan A and Plan...

And brief (and even understand!!) Plan A and Plan B for holds when weather or stupid-pilot-tricks necessitate them.
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By airguy
I would re-examine the Whirlwind, if you're...

I would re-examine the Whirlwind, if you're looking at a 72-month TBO either way then the only real delta there is 650 hours and some cost difference. The question you need to ask yourself is do you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,649
Posted By airguy
Exactly correct. If the ELT manufacturer can...

Exactly correct. If the ELT manufacturer can guarantee me (and my heirs/family), absolutely, that the ELT will perform exactly as intended in ANY and ALL crash scenarios, then perhaps I would be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,862
Posted By airguy
I'm a fan of the nose job myself - I had a...

I'm a fan of the nose job myself - I had a passenger trying to land my 9A on a paved runway and pranged it in hard enough to leave half the nose wheel pant on the runway behind us. The nose job left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,156
Posted By airguy
14 years - yeah, you made it about 9 years longer...

14 years - yeah, you made it about 9 years longer than you have any right to expect.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By airguy
Obviously punched for a couple nutplates, and...

Obviously punched for a couple nutplates, and bolts instead of screws by the look of it. That suggests a doubler for a hinge attachment, or tie-down attachment perhaps? My late-2007 era empennage kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By airguy
Same here, just over 200 hours with several...

Same here, just over 200 hours with several flights in rain and I regularly cruise in freezing temps. So far I'm stubbornly refusing to die. In this world there are plenty of "solutions in search of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By airguy
Yep, what Mike said. I took my 9A there about 3...

Yep, what Mike said. I took my 9A there about 3 weeks after completing Phase I in 2016, it was an awesome experience. Pretty sure I'll be coming back up there this year too.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By airguy
Yep, that's the way to do it - open it up enough...

Yep, that's the way to do it - open it up enough that you can slip a small bar in there and hold it in place with your fingers. A tungsten bar helps, if you have one. If I remember correctly this is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By airguy
Whenever I was in this situation I bit the bullet...

Whenever I was in this situation I bit the bullet and ordered it right away. I knew the shipping would be ugly, I called it "stupid tax" and figured that if I paid enough "stupid tax" I would get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By airguy
Here's how I did it in my 9A - if you're already...

Here's how I did it in my 9A - if you're already built and flying, it's going to be a pain to get back there, but if you've got easy access without the rear top skin on it will be easy. Make sure you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By airguy
Do some search on here for this data, and read...

Do some search on here for this data, and read the ADAHRS installation instructions carefully - you'll be much better off to mount it as far away as you can from any wire that will carry current....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By airguy
It is a lot of driving - but it's also a spendy...

It is a lot of driving - but it's also a spendy bit of hardware and I kinda like to see new countryside. Your mileage may vary.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By airguy
Like this. Tank is vented at the outboard top...

Like this. Tank is vented at the outboard top edge, to a 2-or-3 loop coil of 1/4" tubing, and then vented through the bottom of the wing. I did this with my outboard tanks, and the outboard vent into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By airguy
I've got Summit Racing inline filters between my...

I've got Summit Racing inline filters between my sump and pump, and yes there is a surprising amount of "stuff" that gets dumped out of them on each annual. Most of it appears to be just atmospheric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By airguy
My IO360 burns about half a quart in 8 hours,...

My IO360 burns about half a quart in 8 hours, surprising really, I run it pretty hard.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-05-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By airguy
Bendix regulated fuel pressure?

I know the RSA5 takes input pressure and regulates it to a specific output pressure and flow rate to the flow divider for the injectors - but is that discharge pressure referenced to MAP as measured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By airguy
I have had multiple alternators fail in my...

I have had multiple alternators fail in my lifetime, but I've never had a battery fail catastrophically during use. I've had them go dead and not crank when I wanted them to, sure, that's happened to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By airguy
I had the same thing happening to me in late 2016...

I had the same thing happening to me in late 2016 - I searched and eliminated several possible causes, and was left with a Bendix servo that was in need of overhaul. I sent the servo and flow divider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By airguy
My aircraft is electrically dependent both for...

My aircraft is electrically dependent both for nav and for power. What I did was a 60-amp primary alternator and a 20-amp standby alternator, and a single battery. The 20-amp backup alternator will...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-01-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By airguy
Unless you're using an engine plenum instead of...

Unless you're using an engine plenum instead of baffles.
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,300
Posted By airguy
Why? Phillips screwdriver and a small hammer...

Why? Phillips screwdriver and a small hammer accomplishes the same thing, and they are already in my toolbox. Give it a couple hours and you'll remove the filter without any drips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By airguy
I had a similar issue once with mine - turned out...

I had a similar issue once with mine - turned out to be a broken wire connection. The red cube sends out pulses to the EFIS box, and sometimes I would see no flow, or crazy high flow - the broken...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By airguy
As for cooking the fuel - it's entirely possible....

As for cooking the fuel - it's entirely possible. I double-firesleeved my FWF fuel lines to give them more insulation and put heat shields on the exhaust where it was needed, and that would be more...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By airguy
WTB: Andair duplex fuel valve

Looking for a good condition Andair duplex fuel valve with -6 flare fitting ports. Thought I would check here before ordering a new one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By airguy
Also - a 5 amp breaker for the field may be a bit...

Also - a 5 amp breaker for the field may be a bit light - many builders use a 7.5 amp to avoid nuisance trips. That doesn't explain it tripping when loads are turned OFF however. Do you have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By airguy
Correct - which is why I was careful to specify...

Correct - which is why I was careful to specify which battery box I was installing, for the larger vented ETX900.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By airguy
Just a few days ago I changed out my OEM-Vans...

Just a few days ago I changed out my OEM-Vans PC680 and battery box for the EarthX ETX900-VNT and BB-CU battery box - they are NOT a direct bolt-up replacement. The Vans box has the steel flanges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,055
Posted By airguy
Exactly the same way they do it today - number of...

Exactly the same way they do it today - number of minutes of flight time.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By airguy
Any piece of steel that you can get wedged in...

Any piece of steel that you can get wedged in there with sufficient mass to buck against will work. I sacrificed a couple tools to make custom bucking bars for some of the more difficult spots,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By airguy
Ron is first in line with Mike holding short.

Ron is first in line with Mike holding short.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By airguy
Free (almost) to a good home - battery box and PC680

I have the Van's standard battery box for a PC680 with lightening holes punched, along with the hold-down bar over the top, and I'll even throw in the 4-year old USED PC680 (no warranty expressed or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,055
Posted By airguy
At 50-something horsepower, I could see that...

At 50-something horsepower, I could see that being a viable source for a small experimental twin, just something to play with and show it off. The technology is only just barely mature enough to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,510
Posted By airguy
It is, indeed.

It is, indeed.
Forum: Safety 01-20-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,778
Posted By airguy
Update... My new tires and tubes showed up so I...

Update...

My new tires and tubes showed up so I jumped into the task today. I had a little damage on both main wheel pants from pulling off into soft dirt and a little grinding action on the flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By airguy
Any avionics you mount back there need to be...

Any avionics you mount back there need to be accessible from the tail fairing opening, or by use of the aforementioned 7-year old. Plan your installation accordingly. This includes your static...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By airguy
Install a few extra wire runs back there to the...

Install a few extra wire runs back there to the instrument panel area for spares, future use, or replacement of failed wires later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By airguy
I only needed 5 in any type RV for coverage in my...

I only needed 5 in any type RV for coverage in my 9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By airguy
I've only got a couple hundred hours with LSE but...

I've only got a couple hundred hours with LSE but I've had one user-caused installation error related to the coax, and one bad spade connector on a coil causing the coil to drop out. No problems with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-16-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,198
Posted By airguy
You obviously don't run MOGAS. Go try it about...

You obviously don't run MOGAS. Go try it about once.



I see better than that on mine, IO360 with Bendix injection. I routinely cruise at 16,500 and 17,500 WOTLOP and my "cliff" seems to start at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By airguy
1 and 2 are opposed cylinders, and share a single...

1 and 2 are opposed cylinders, and share a single ignition coil for the lightspeed, that would be my #1 suspect. I doubt the induction leak or injection flow rates would change as cleanly and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By airguy
I'm not sure there is one - I had to build three...

I'm not sure there is one - I had to build three of them from scratch, two for the wings and one for avionics.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By airguy
They were indeed - I had to break myself of the...

They were indeed - I had to break myself of the habit of setting tools and stuff on the wings when I took it in for paint!
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By airguy
Here's my B&C on the back of my IO360, with a...

Here's my B&C on the back of my IO360, with a right-angle oil filter adapter.

http://halie.com/scale/40/oaX.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By airguy
If you've got a quiet environment and can't even...

If you've got a quiet environment and can't even hear a "click" then that's a clue - the solenoid itself is not engaging. Start checking wiring for the solenoid, and go bypass the solenoid itself to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By airguy
My wings were in storage for a couple years prior...

My wings were in storage for a couple years prior to mounting on the fuse and the sender were stuck as well. Before mounting on the fuse I put the wingtip on a cushioned sawhorse, grabbed the root...
Forum: Safety 01-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,778
Posted By airguy
I did both of those, but it was at the last...

I did both of those, but it was at the last annual inspection 11.5 months ago. Yesterday I ordered some Desser 6-ply tires and Airstop tubes, the ones I had on the plane are the OEM Vans 4-ply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By airguy
http://www.mhoxygen.com/index.php/ground-support-e...

http://www.mhoxygen.com/index.php/ground-support-equip/adapters
Forum: Safety 01-10-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,778
Posted By airguy
I usually run 35 pounds. I visually inspect the...

I usually run 35 pounds. I visually inspect the tires before every flight, and it taxied just fine, I'm guessing I finally wore a hole in the tube somewhere during the takeoff roll and it bled down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By airguy
How many aircraft out there are flying IFR with...

How many aircraft out there are flying IFR with reliance on electricity for operations? How do you think they do it? Backup systems - that's how - and if you're going to have backup systems that are...
Forum: Safety 01-09-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,778
Posted By airguy
Flat tire on landing - a little western...

So I went goofing off today with my uncle, just a chance to burn some fuel and recalibrate my head. 0.7 on the hobbs and the sun is going down, time to park it. As soon as the mains touched down on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By airguy
I flew 160 hours and almost 18 months before...

I flew 160 hours and almost 18 months before paint, no big deal. Like others said, avoid putting anything on the skin or fiberglass that contains silicone, your painter will thank you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,851
Posted By airguy
Nahhh, that's just a dirty rumor. Things like...

Nahhh, that's just a dirty rumor. Things like that can't really fly, we all know that. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,851
Posted By airguy
It looks good for marketing, that's about the...

It looks good for marketing, that's about the only reason any of the manufacturers do it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
Posted By airguy
Much better to find it now though, than to wonder...

Much better to find it now though, than to wonder why your engine was making metal during the break-in with the new pistons...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By airguy
Or a third, albeit short-term, problem - if this...

Or a third, albeit short-term, problem - if this is happening during a high heat-soak situation where everything FWF is very hot and fuel flow is low so the fuel is heatsoaked as well, it's possible...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By airguy
For the 9A wing, I did exactly that and gained...

For the 9A wing, I did exactly that and gained 15.5 gallons per side, at a dry-weight-added cost of 17 pounds total, including transfer pumps, plumbing and wiring. I did the Tuckey-style tank mod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By airguy
I'm with Dan on this one. We're building...

I'm with Dan on this one. We're building airplanes here, it's not a place for "kinder and gentler." It's time to put on your big-girl panties and figure it out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By airguy
That's 64% accounted for, with "most of the rest"...

That's 64% accounted for, with "most of the rest" being dissipated by the prop. That leaves 36% for the prop, at best. Thermal efficiencies for internal combustion engines vary 25% to the high 40's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,655
Posted By airguy
Which is the whole point of filing the suit. They...

Which is the whole point of filing the suit. They are looking to see how deep your pockets are, and whether or not it's worth proceeding on their end.
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