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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By N941WR
If you have an AN fitting in your MAP line, you...

If you have an AN fitting in your MAP line, you can drill a small hole in an AN 4 rivet and put it in that fitting.

I just happen to have a spare PM your address and I'll drop it in tomorrow's mail.
Forum: COMM 05-24-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By N941WR
They require you to replace the ear seals with...

They require you to replace the ear seals with Gel ear seals, included in the kit. They also come with new foam to put in the ear cups.
Forum: COMM 05-24-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By N941WR
I second the Headsets, Inc. ANR conversion. I...

I second the Headsets, Inc. ANR conversion.

I have three pairs, one of which is a child's headset. 800 hours later I still find no need to replace them.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By N941WR
Seattle Avionics software sale

I just bought a year of IFR updates for my Skyview for $67.

The sale ends tonight.

Go to https://seattleavionics.com/eCommerce/Buy.aspx and use coupon code "GADay".
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,523
Posted By N941WR
Don't forget to include the costs of the updates...

Don't forget to include the costs of the updates in your decision making.

VFR chart updates for the Dynon are free. (I just paid $66.99 for a year of IFR updates from Seattle Avionics.)

I'm not...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By N941WR
Check out the video in this link. It will help...

Check out the video in this link. It will help you understand how the P-mags operate.


http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157110
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By N941WR
The RPM cut off, in the event of an electrical...

The RPM cut off, in the event of an electrical failure is close to 800 RPM and isn't an issue as your RPM will be higher than that I flight and will only drop below that number when rolling out in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By N941WR
Did you buy an RV-9 or an RV-9A? Negotiate with...

Did you buy an RV-9 or an RV-9A?

Negotiate with your insurance company to get training in a -6 or -7, TW or NW, depending on your plane.

10 years ago when I finished my -9 tailwheel, they wanted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By N941WR
Headlamps for when you have to use a portajon in...

Headlamps for when you have to use a portajon in the middle of the night and need your hands free.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,638
Posted By N941WR
If this had happened in the mountains, then I...

If this had happened in the mountains, then I would want both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,638
Posted By N941WR
Read this thread and you be the judge....

Read this thread and you be the judge.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=57122
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By N941WR
Doesn't the transition piece...

Doesn't the transition piece (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1526513399-472-678) come with the kit?

They also sell a flapper valve that works with the above transition piece. (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By N941WR
That doesn't work either. Google is asking me to...

That doesn't work either. Google is asking me to log in. I have three different Google accounts and I'm too lazy to cycle through all three to fine it.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By N941WR
Wouldn't you have to add it to the wings, HS, and...

Wouldn't you have to add it to the wings, HS, and VS as well as do something for the Prop and Windscreen?
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By N941WR
Jack, it must have something to do with 1D2! ...

Jack, it must have something to do with 1D2! Back in the dark ages when I got my PPL there, the standing opinion was that anyone who flew a homebuilt had a death wish.

After flying my -9 for 10...
Forum: Tools 05-12-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By N941WR
I built my RV with a 14" three wheel table top...

I built my RV with a 14" three wheel table top model that I bought at a garage sale for $10.
I put

an 18 TPI blade on it and set the belt for the slowest speed and it worked fine for 15 years. Last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By N941WR
No, it does not.

No, it does not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By N941WR
I can't get to the picture.

I can't get to the picture.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,358
Posted By N941WR
One thing we have discovered with the EICommander...

One thing we have discovered with the EICommander and had verified by an independent lab is that auto plugs start deteriorate at around 100 to 130 hours. It is not the electrodes that go bad, so...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By N941WR
Derrick, we are selling them through SteinAir and...

Derrick, we are selling them through SteinAir and have a number flying.

Email me (bill (at) repucci (dot) com) and I'll send you some pictures. (I must find the time to update the website!)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By N941WR
Whomever buys this P-mag, make sure to get them...

Whomever buys this P-mag, make sure to get them in for the latest firmware update, if it is below Version 40. (41 is the current version.)

The cost is minimal and should not influence the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By N941WR
This may be a viable option for...

This may be a viable option for you.

http://aircraftproducts.wicksaircraft.com/item/all-categories/heat-muff-2-in-outlet-weld-a/cess-2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By N941WR
That Van's heat muffin is junk. I removed mine...

That Van's heat muffin is junk. I removed mine long ago and replaced it with the one from Wicks. I would search for something similar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By N941WR
Should have added 50 pound bump as an option.

Should have added 50 pound bump as an option.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By N941WR
Not needed for starting, if you have version 40...

Not needed for starting, if you have version 40 or higher.
In Tim's case, we shifted the curve with the free EICAD program from Emag a -1.4°.
Give me a call, let's talk about your timing.


And add...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By N941WR
Tim, see my explanation above regarding the lack...

Tim, see my explanation above regarding the lack of a mag drop on your Light Speed ignition.

As for the mag drop on your P-mags, I am not sure but it could be plug wire issue. We need to dig into...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By N941WR
I don't know the LS timing curve but it is...

I don't know the LS timing curve but it is possible that the LS and P-mag swap "lead" a few times in flight.

Not a big deal but the reality of using different types of EI ignitions.

If you had one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By N941WR
The RPM may or may not drop when doing an...

The RPM may or may not drop when doing an ignition test with dissimilar ignitions, like you have.

It all depends on which one is firing first at your test RPM.

Let's say the LS fires at 27*BTC and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,476
Posted By N941WR
Do you have a digital or analog RPM display and...

Do you have a digital or analog RPM display and do you have some type of electronic ignition?

Electronic ignitions typically have very little mag drop and if you have an old style analog tach, you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By N941WR
Is that from the internal pressure or the airflow...

Is that from the internal pressure or the airflow over the top of the cowl lifting on the cowl?
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By N941WR
Please read and understand the manual...

Please read and understand the manual (http://www.emagair.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Manual-LC114v28.pdf) for the P-mags. These are your ignitions, so please make sure you install them...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By N941WR
Put ring terminals on each wire, pick any case...

Put ring terminals on each wire, pick any case bolt thaithat is convenient, sand off the paint where the bolt goes, and torque it to spec, wwhich I can't remember.

You can add additional grounds but...
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By N941WR
Spring breakfast at SC86 on May 19th.

Mark you calendar, on the morning of May 19th we are going to have a free pancake breakfast here at SC86. Come by air or ground, but come.

Runways 15/33
Frequency: 122.75
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,237
Posted By N941WR
Check out NC86. It is a great little community...

Check out NC86.

It is a great little community just outside of Greenville, SC.

Email me and I'll send you pictures of my neighbof's house that is about to go up for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,790
Posted By N941WR
I have an ECi kit O-360 engine I put together...

I have an ECi kit O-360 engine I put together some years back. It came with similar claims.

When Craig Catto cut my first prop, I was able to over spin it. It took three props to get it close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By N941WR
Which airplane are you asking about? The -9,...

Which airplane are you asking about?

The -9, with its Ronco airfoil and long wing, needs as much drag as you can give it. All of my landings, regardless of the wind strength and direction are made...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By N941WR
Regardless of any perceived speed penalty, don't...

Regardless of any perceived speed penalty, don't leave the three rings in place. Dissimilar corrosion can and will occur.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,788
Posted By N941WR
My experience with racing turbocharged auto...

My experience with racing turbocharged auto engines is that they are not designed to produce continuous max power. Even on a race track, the power goes up and down a lot.

I would be really...
Forum: Propellers 04-08-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,040
Posted By N941WR
You are correct, the inner seal is cup shaped and...

You are correct, the inner seal is cup shaped and the "bottom of the cup" goes towards the center of the on some engines. On.my first engine, the inner seal looked like a smaller version of the outer...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,441
Posted By N941WR
(This on a -9, so your mileage may vary.) I put...

(This on a -9, so your mileage may vary.)

I put my transponder antenna just aft of the firewall, on the right side and then added the ADS-B antenna in the same place on the left side.

No issues...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By N941WR
There are a lot of options regarding adding extra...

There are a lot of options regarding adding extra fuel; leading edge tanks, tubes that fit in the lightening holes, baggage compartment tanks, etc.

Then you have to figure out how you are going to...
Forum: Propellers 03-31-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By N941WR
Isn't there an RPM restriction on this prop that...

Isn't there an RPM restriction on this prop that limits max power operations?

FYI, my O-360 powered -9 will true out right at 175 knots at 8,000' DA and full power.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By N941WR
Has anyone contacted E-mag and asked them for...

Has anyone contacted E-mag and asked them for details?

I have seen P-mags erroneously blamed for everything from damaged cylinders to bad primer.
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,010
Posted By N941WR
A couple of other things. This is a good video...

A couple of other things.

This is a good video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tu66kGX37o) of what to expect.

Do not pack LP gas canisters for lightweight camp stoves. I have seen those valves...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By N941WR
The trick for more power is getting air in and...

The trick for more power is getting air in and out of your cylinders. If you can get them ported and the openings (exhaust and intake) matched, you will breathe easier.

8.5:1 will let you burn...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,010
Posted By N941WR
A friend and former hunting guide recommended a...

A friend and former hunting guide recommended a 12 gauge pump loaded 00 buck - slightly - 00 buck - slug until it was full. Don't keep a round chambered while in the plane.

DO NOT carry bear spray...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,012
Posted By N941WR
That is exactly what I see wrong with that...

That is exactly what I see wrong with that installation.

Mine is installed exactly in the first photo that started this thread.

After almost 900 hours, there is no cracking or other issues with the...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-24-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By N941WR
That is a good suggestion to start on the VS...

That is a good suggestion to start on the VS rather than the HS. It is easier to build and will allow you to gain confidence.

Pay attention to your air pressure when riveting. Here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By N941WR
This is one ugly URL but it did allow me to post...

This is one ugly URL but it did allow me to post a picture of my favorite tool. (I added a space after https so it wouldn't display the image.)

https...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,111
Posted By N941WR
If the OP is concerned about stall speed and...

If the OP is concerned about stall speed and crash survivability, the -9's stall speed is still significantly lower than the -14's. (9 mph at GW.)

That is very significant, if that is what you are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,554
Posted By N941WR
Ditto on the Bellisimo!

Ditto on the Bellisimo!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,111
Posted By N941WR
How much baggage do you bring when you travel? ...

How much baggage do you bring when you travel? (I'm not calling your wife "baggage"!) The -9 can lift 100 lbs, which is a lot of "stuff". (When we were building I bought four good size duffle bags...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By N941WR
What is this mod?

What is this mod?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By N941WR
Tim just called and I found out two things. 1....

Tim just called and I found out two things.

1. He had never performed a climb like the one that prompted this thread with his old ignition so it is not possible to say his high CHT is a result of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By N941WR
Larry, here is why I don't believe it is a timing...

Larry, here is why I don't believe it is a timing issue:

1. The P-mafs fire two cylinder at the same time. If there was a timing issue and one coil pack failed, at a minimum, two cylinders would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By N941WR
One other thing, go to this thread...

One other thing, go to this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157110) and watch the video Andy posted of the talk. (Post #9) It will be time well spent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By N941WR
Two P-mags and NGK BR8ES plugs. You are going to...

Two P-mags and NGK BR8ES plugs. You are going to want to replace them every 100 - 130 hours so don't waste your money on more expensive ones.

Add an EICommander to your panettone monitor and manage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By N941WR
#6 screws and platenuts work fine. (#8's are too...

#6 screws and platenuts work fine. (#8's are too big.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By N941WR
Are you talking about the HS and elevator tips...

Are you talking about the HS and elevator tips (and the VS and rudder top)? If so, go ahead and pop them in place and fill the rivet centers with epoxy.

Platenut the rudder bottom so you can remove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By N941WR
If you want to lower your stall speed, sell the...

If you want to lower your stall speed, sell the -7A and turn the cash into -9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By N941WR
If your FP prop is pitched correctly, the only...

If your FP prop is pitched correctly, the only way you are going to hit the 2800 RPM Rev limiter is by getting the nose down and not retarding the throttle, which a good bump can do in a hurry....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By N941WR
You are correct Scott. In talking with Tim this...

You are correct Scott. In talking with Tim this morning, he (and I) was thinking it has the enrichment circuit. I'm not convinced it is a fuel delivery issue. If that was it, then all four...
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