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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By N941WR
IO-360 parallel or angle valve engine? Have you...

IO-360 parallel or angle valve engine?

Have you read the operating handbook for your engine so you know how to set power and lean properly?
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By N941WR
On my tip-up tail dragger, I mounted all the GPS...

On my tip-up tail dragger, I mounted all the GPS antennas on the glairshield. Easy to wire and maintain.

The comm antenna is under the left seat, two machine screws through the spar web and two...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By N941WR
Ross, please come join me, if you have the...

Ross, please come join me, if you have the time.

Your input is more than welcome!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By N941WR
No idea, they haven't in the past. Contact the...

No idea, they haven't in the past. Contact the EAA and ask them.

With the help of Andy Karmey we put on a webinar last year and posted the recording. It might be worth listening to.

Here...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By N941WR
I know they have been beta testing it, other than...

I know they have been beta testing it, other than that, I know nothing.

We will put out a six cylinder EICommander, once the ignition is available.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By N941WR
Igntion Timing Basics

For those of you who will make AirVenture this year and are interested in learning more about igntion timing, please join me on Thursday, July 25th, at 11:30 AM, in Workshop classroom C.

I will give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By N941WR
Too late for the OP but at OSH a few years ago I...

Too late for the OP but at OSH a few years ago I saw an RV-7 with a cool bombay built in.

The guy built an aluminum box that went just forwarded of the fuel valve (the fuel line was routed around...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By N941WR
Brad, Are updated still available for my 496? I...

Brad,

Are updated still available for my 496?

I know they killed my "Lifetime" updates for the auto database, which I don't really care about.

Thanks!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By N941WR
Jon, Charlotte's EAA Chapter 309 will accept it...

Jon,

Charlotte's EAA Chapter 309 will accept it as a donation.

They are a tax deductible organization, if that helps.

They will build it as a chapter project and then sell it, with the proceeds...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By N941WR
Very cool project! Please keep the into...

Very cool project! Please keep the into coming.

I had dreamed of adding a turbo when I had the O-290 in my RV-9 because it does so we'll up high.

The problem with RV's, and you might run into...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By N941WR
First, Ken, thanks for the hospitality! What Ken...

First, Ken, thanks for the hospitality!

What Ken failed to mention was that I brought my 10 year-old son along with me and he was eager to help. If anyone needs someone to pump up their engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By N941WR
A few things come to mind: 1. The engine could...

A few things come to mind:

1. The engine could have been built up from parts of questionable provenance. Make sure you look into this during your prebuy.

2. Insurance tends to be slightly higher...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-03-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By N941WR
Great post Greg! Bring him to OSH with you!...

Great post Greg!

Bring him to OSH with you! There is a lot to keep him entertained!
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,825
Posted By N941WR
Ummm, I have a fixed pitch Catto two bladed...

Ummm, I have a fixed pitch Catto two bladed prop.

My real point is that people complain about "slow" RV's when the issue is they don't spin their Engines up to 75% power.
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,226
Posted By N941WR
I started building my -9 the week before I met my...

I started building my -9 the week before I met my wife. We were older but not old enough because a year after it started flying she told me she was pregnant, which wasn't in either of our...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,825
Posted By N941WR
Just so Greg knows he is not...

Just so Greg knows he is not alone.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zVjdQKXLamY/U2RRjSYP1uI/AAAAAAAABgs/pqfE2oR93Qc/w659-h494-no/KLVJ+to+SC86.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,825
Posted By N941WR
There you go. As you found out by the other...

There you go. As you found out by the other posts, you weren't at 75% power.


When I used to fly a C172 with a 160 hp O-320 we would plan on 9.6 GPH at 75% power. The engine doesn't know what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,347
Posted By N941WR
Anyone who steals an E-AB is truly an...

Anyone who steals an E-AB is truly an idiot.

They are more likely to take the radios than the plane.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,825
Posted By N941WR
At 8000' DA, you should push the throttle full...

At 8000' DA, you should push the throttle full forward, spin it up, and lean it. That should give you ~75% power.

If your Catto is pitched properly, it should stop accelerating around 2750 rpm.

Do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By N941WR
Google it with the correct dash number of your...

Google it with the correct dash number of your engine. If yours is really a Superior, contact them (or check their website as they are not really a Lycoming).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By N941WR
Lycoming Operating Temperatures

There have been a lot of discussion regarding high CHT’s.

The following numbers come the Lycoming Operator’s Manual for both the (I)O-320 and 360 Parallel and Angle valve engines and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By N941WR
I have a Sam James cowl and a Nerf football cut...

I have a Sam James cowl and a Nerf football cut in half works grrafor the cooling inlets and a small Nerf football plugs the carb inlet perfect.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By N941WR
Yep, done that with regard to pulling and...

Yep, done that with regard to pulling and resetting the plug wires but have not pulled a plug to check it's resistance, as I said. No change was noticed.

Also, heat doesn't seem to impact the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By N941WR
Dan, I would have to dig in my old computer to...

Dan,

I would have to dig in my old computer to find his report (and we are leaving for the weekend) to answer if it is the center insulator or the external one.

Here is a description of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By N941WR
Correct and that is exactly what our Professor...

Correct and that is exactly what our Professor found. However, it was the insulation that was starting to fail.

That's why I recommend people don't use high dollar iridium plugs, the metal part...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By N941WR
With the EICommander you can see the condition of...

With the EICommander you can see the condition of the auto plugs and at around 100 hours +/-, they start to degrade. Engine performance seems to be unaffected.

We sent a bunch off to a PHd...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,009
Posted By N941WR
Thanks GMCJ. What I was wondering is if RV...

Thanks GMCJ.

What I was wondering is if RV pilots tend to take more risks than spam can pilots due to the confidence the RV's instill in us. In other words, decision making.

It's difficult to tell...
Forum: Tools 05-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By N941WR
Been there, done that. Gett a smaller diameter...

Been there, done that.

Gett a smaller diameter bolt to use as a punch.

Use a rivet gun and your undersized bolt to drive the close tolerance bolts out while someone is wiggling the wing up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By N941WR
Ernie, There is a special place in heaven for...

Ernie,

There is a special place in heaven for you!

Keep helping those kids!
Forum: Safety 05-23-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,009
Posted By N941WR
George, for comparison, any idea how many...

George, for comparison, any idea how many Cessna's crashed in the same period?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,322
Posted By N941WR
It has been proven that "popping" the flaps...

It has been proven that "popping" the flaps during the takeoff roll actually lengthens the takeoff roll because your other hand bobbles the stick. Set the flaps before the start of the take off run....
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,719
Posted By N941WR
Regarding BRS systems and acro, they don't seem...

Regarding BRS systems and acro, they don't seem to be designed to be deployed when the aircraft is in unusual attitudes and/or at high speeds.

If you are doing acro and get out of control with the...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,719
Posted By N941WR
As for giving kids a ride, my son's first ride...

As for giving kids a ride, my son's first ride was at 12 weeks old, strapped to my wife's chest. He wore sunglasses and earmuffs designed for kids. I believe they were made by Peltor.

Later on, I...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,719
Posted By N941WR
Ding, ding, ding... I believe we have a winner!

Ding, ding, ding...

I believe we have a winner!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By N941WR
Use the advanced search function and use my user...

Use the advanced search function and use my user name (N941WR). Some time back I posted all the firewall penetrations called out in the plans.

Some are best done early but don't show up in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 79,651
Posted By N941WR
When I lived in Charlotte, some of us were...

When I lived in Charlotte, some of us were talking about building an RV-10 and sharing it.

We thought ten people would work out well. The one rule we would have is each member MUST own a two seat RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By N941WR
Check the POH page. It can be found on the Home...

Check the POH page. It can be found on the Home page or...

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 118,100
Posted By N941WR
There has been a lot of debate regarding if twins...

There has been a lot of debate regarding if twins are safer than singles when an engine fails on either.

The reason being is that with a single, you have to land and there is a lot of structure...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-16-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 118,100
Posted By N941WR
Yes, but "attention" doesn't always mean...

Yes, but "attention" doesn't always mean sales.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By N941WR
What you don't want to do is set up your P-mag...

What you don't want to do is set up your P-mag switches (no one on this thread has suggested it, but I have run into it before) as Test-Off-Run. With that setup you have to pass through Off to...
Forum: Southeast 05-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By N941WR
Free Pancake breakfast at SC86

This Saturday, May 18th, we are having our annual spring pancake breakfast.
We start serving at 8, so get here early.

And yes, it is free.

SC76
2400' of SMOOTH grass
Runways 15 & 33
122.75
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-16-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By N941WR
I like this idea of the spring loaded switch! My...

I like this idea of the spring loaded switch!

My only concern is that I like to have all switches in the UP position when on/operation. From a visual standpoint / ergonomics it is a better to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,467
Posted By N941WR
I carry both an extra cap and a quick drain in my...

I carry both an extra cap and a quick drain in my tool bag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By N941WR
Congratulations! I hope you have many safe and...

Congratulations!
I hope you have many safe and enjoyable flights!
Forum: Tools 05-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By N941WR
I built my plane using a three wheel 14" bandsaw...

I built my plane using a three wheel 14" bandsaw I bought at a garage sale for $10. Of course I replaced the blade and slowed it down.

Last fall I replaced it with an old Rockwell Delta 14" two...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,925
Posted By N941WR
Many of the parts that have to be cut and filed...

Many of the parts that have to be cut and filed from aluminum bar and angle stock come pre done.

All that adds up to a LOT of time savings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By N941WR
Surprisingly, many of us really enjoyed the build...

Surprisingly, many of us really enjoyed the build process and miss it when we start flying.

I know, it sounds crazy but it is true. Maybe that's why we keep changing, upgrading, modifying, etc. our...
Forum: Safety 05-11-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By N941WR
I used a recessed sub-panel to keep the switches...

I used a recessed sub-panel to keep the switches organized and out of the way. (Probably won't work on an -8.)

Here is an old, pre SkyView, picture of what I'm talking about. It has turned out to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,467
Posted By N941WR
That is why I never had my N-number etched in the...

That is why I never had my N-number etched in the fuel cap.

With my luck, it would come out in flight, and fall through a fancy stain glass window or something like that. Just fuel type and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By N941WR
That's a great milestone! I just checked, I'm at...

That's a great milestone!

I just checked, I'm at 870 hours of flight time and on February 18, 2005 I hit 870 hours of build time. I was "fabricating the rudder pedals" at exactly 870 hours.

Seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By N941WR
I hit a small bird, about the size of finch a...

I hit a small bird, about the size of finch a number of years ago. It went through the prop and hit the left tank, just below the crest of the airfoil.

It took some paint off but no other damage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By N941WR
Hard to tell. Based on this...

Hard to tell.

Based on this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=35765) thread, 9:1 in an O-360 puts out 185 hp. you might get close to 190 with 9.5:1, if the timing on the...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By N941WR
It seams to me that if your P-mag switches are...

It seams to me that if your P-mag switches are not on the Ship's Power & Ungrounded position for landing, then you missed something on your pre-takeoff checklist.

I have mine configured so that if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,313
Posted By N941WR
Dana O. had his RV-7 "Black Magic" run over by a...

Dana O. had his RV-7 "Black Magic" run over by a C180/185 some years back. Since sold.

I had a back truck once and while it looked really good, you couldn't touch it after it was sitting out in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By N941WR
A friend left that shaft out on his O-360 and it...

A friend left that shaft out on his O-360 and it cost him a rebuild.

Like you found out, that shaft keeps the oil from squirting right out the breather hose. He wasn't so lucky. He did install it,...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,425
Posted By N941WR
Why not look at an RV-9? With it's lowered...

Why not look at an RV-9?

With it's lowered landing speed, your chance of survival is better.

Either way, pinch hitters course sounds like a better investment than parachutes.
Forum: COMM 05-08-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By N941WR
Well... I had a friend who couldn't transmit...

Well... I had a friend who couldn't transmit after an encounter with ice.

When he landed he noticed the ice load snapped his antenna off. That doesn't sound like your issue.

If you have a Comant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,988
Posted By N941WR
Dan, That is good information but my point is,...

Dan,

That is good information but my point is, the P-mags work just fine for LOP operation without an added switch or timing point.

For what I suspect is the majority of pilots, the existing timing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,988
Posted By N941WR
That is the beauty of the P-mags, they will...

That is the beauty of the P-mags, they will advance from 20 to 28 (or more) automatically, depending on their configuration. No user input is required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,988
Posted By N941WR
Read my post linked above on explaining how the...

Read my post linked above on explaining how the P-mags work or give me a call, my number is in your PM's.

You can run LOP with almost any timing setting. Heck, certified aircraft do it with fixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,988
Posted By N941WR
Dan, in the case of an angle valve, like the 390,...

Dan, in the case of an angle valve, like the 390, you can set to start at 20* for takeoff and high power settings and when running LOP, low power, you can cap the advance at 28. That is standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,988
Posted By N941WR
With the either the original EIC or our new EIC32...

With the either the original EIC or our new EIC32 there is no need for a LOP switch, similar to what you find on other ignitions.

I manage this by capping the max advance at 28 and starting it at...
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