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Forum: Autopilots 06-18-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Dreamin9
Herky jerky pitch Dynon VNAV

Started training recently to get back to IFR currency for the first time in my new to me RV-9A with full Dynon hardware +

Found that when tracking the glide slope in VNAV with speed 90-95kts no...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dreamin9
I believe, according to the Lycoming power/FF...

I believe, according to the Lycoming power/FF charts, FF at full power (sea level) should be high 13's for the O-320 160.

Recently I was showing 11.6 gph. Jesse Saint changed the jet size from a 42...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By Dreamin9
Works for me on a Mac

Works for me on a Mac
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Dreamin9
Late Departure Oshkosh Question

Usually we fly in early like Friday/Saturday and leave mid-week.
This coming Airventure we're considering arriving during the week on Thursday and leaving Sunday.

How bad is the Sunday departure? I...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,901
Posted By Dreamin9
No diagnosis?

No diagnosis?
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Dreamin9
There is an RV-9 under construction in Jamestown,...

There is an RV-9 under construction in Jamestown, Dave is a regular on this site.

Ken in Akron built/finished a 9

I own a 9 based Lancaster but did not build it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,833
Posted By Dreamin9
Use nothing with a hint of silicone, can mess up...

Use nothing with a hint of silicone, can mess up future paint job.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dreamin9
Full Power FF

If the problem still persists after messing with baffle seals and other airflow solutions, check your FF at full power.
It seems some RV engine installs run lean. My O-320 160 was showing 11.8 gph...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By Dreamin9
Semi-Rigid?

I have no experience with these cameras, but it would seem, for aircraft use, the ability for the tip to turn 180 degrees to view the valves would be essential/critical.

Do these "semi-rigid"...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,917
Posted By Dreamin9
Buffalo to Florida

This past mid-October moved my 9A to Central Florida from Buffalo for the season during a nice (except the last 90nm) VFR day.

KBQR(Buffalo)--KOKV--KEQY(Charlotte)
505nm, 3:25, 26gal, 8500, 5kt...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dreamin9
Yes indeed, the GTN 625 is the best and most...

Yes indeed, the GTN 625 is the best and most affordable solution. Of course, you could track down a used Garmin 430W if you need ILS and Comm though, in my neck of the woods I've not found an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Dreamin9
Upgrade 150 to 160

If the OP were to stumble on to a real nice 150 that fit under the cowl as is, how hard/expensive would it be to swap in the higher compression pistons for 160hp?
Carl
Forum: Canada 10-25-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,650
Posted By Dreamin9
One Data Point

This past Thursday I flew my RV-9A O-320-160 (bought not built) from Buffalo, NY to Winter Haven, Fl.
First leg to Charlotte area was 3:20 with single digit headwind. Put 25 gal in 36 gal tanks. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By Dreamin9
Here's one of the...

Here's one of the "gajillions"

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=152049
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,232
Posted By Dreamin9
Hi, OP here, I don't mind the hijack. From what...

Hi, OP here, I don't mind the hijack.

From what little I know, those issues listed become more a concern as the tip approaches the speed of sound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By Dreamin9
Static port correction, TAS

Not sure if this subject belongs here, feel free to move.

On my new to me with recently upgraded Dynon glass 9A, I've been unhappy with the TAS shown on the Dynon. I started a thread on the...
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By Dreamin9
Can always use extra space.

Success!!

For those needing space for accessible storage but don't want the weight, cost, whatever of an interior, following are some possible considerations. Each of these has "velcro" loops on...
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By Dreamin9
Easy RV Storage Options

deleted, will try again, pix failed

Wonder how to delete failed post?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,793
Posted By Dreamin9
A "D" bottle setup in my 9A. As others have...

A "D" bottle setup in my 9A. As others have done, attach to flap actuator cover, used riveted doubler behind.
Easy removal of bottle AND straps when not in use. Brackets by Aerox, purchased at...
Forum: Propellers 08-15-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,232
Posted By Dreamin9
Thanks for the above responses. Jesse Saint...

Thanks for the above responses.

Jesse Saint suggested we do 4 cardinal heading speed checks to compare with the Dynon calculated TAS. As you can see, at the two altitudes tested, True based to 4...
Forum: Propellers 08-06-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,232
Posted By Dreamin9
Yet again, another prop/speed question

Here's some numbers from a recent test flight, I'd like to find more speed in the 6.5 to 12.5 altitude range. Considerations are re-pitch or new prop or burn gas.

RV-9A, O-320 160hp, 405hrs
Prop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-05-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,793
Posted By Dreamin9
E bottle

Probably doesn't matter but an "E" is significantly longer than the bottle in the above pix. A couple Aerox clamps ($32 ea at PilotMall) on the flap cover might only clamp the lower 1/3 of an "E"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,456
Posted By Dreamin9
Take a breather

20% off Aerox plus oximeter and free shipping.

15% off SkyOx plus carry bag and full tank.

I took the latter deal.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dreamin9
Derek, Do you ever wish you had the 2M bottle? ...

Derek,

Do you ever wish you had the 2M bottle? Same height as the 2D, 7/8" bigger diameter, ~50% more capacity, a tad more expensive.

When the bottle is out of the plane, and you don't need O2, do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dreamin9
I certainly understand and appreciate the...

I certainly understand and appreciate the advantages of a Mountain High demand system I can't justify the significant added cost.

A 24 cu/ft constant flow system with oximiser cannula s is about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dreamin9
Oxygen tank size for RV-9A

I'm looking at SkyOx/Sportys 15 and 22 cu/ft systems. Both are 24" tall, diameters are 4 3/8 and 5 1/4" respectively. One pound difference in weight,
$5-10 difference in cost.

It seems the smaller...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,201
Posted By Dreamin9
The OP said " is that you need a WAAS certified...

The OP said " is that you need a WAAS certified GPS radio (e.g. GNS 430W, or GTN 650) to interface with the EFIS in order to shoot a "legal" GPS approach with vertical guidance. "

You can save a lot...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Dreamin9
I did the ADSB swap and was charged $13, just...

I did the ADSB swap and was charged $13, just assumed that was shipping. Wasn't tax as NY State doesn't charge tax on aviation stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,413
Posted By Dreamin9
ADS-B flight test

Did mine under Orlando's Class B in the area of Lake Apopa. Did two 30 degree bank circles around a point in each direction, two climb/descents to/from 3000-5000, two 90 degree criss-cross over a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By Dreamin9
Request EZ Cowl Flap location suggestion RV-9A

I need to get the CHT's down on my "standard" RV-9A. Have adjusted the seals and RTV'd the gaps.
Next step is the Antisplat EZ Cowl Flap. Looking at oil flow patterns when we had a leak, it seems...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,546
Posted By Dreamin9
Then of course there's the commercial flight to...

Then of course there's the commercial flight to Portland, Or and a 30 drive south.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,053
Posted By Dreamin9
Just drove back home to Buffalo from Central...

Just drove back home to Buffalo from Central Florida. Two days, along the way I must have seen many hundred of "campers" most of which cost way more than an RV, 172 and in many cases a Bonanza.

In...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 664
Posted By Dreamin9
Delta Air-King Oxygen

Anybody have experience with this company and their systems?

Carl
Forum: Reviews 04-04-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By Dreamin9
Another Jesse Saint panel

Jesse's patience through my ever evolving design ideas, my fussiness re: fine details and last minute changes was awesome.
The execution of the install was on time and on budget.
You can see the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 77,215
Posted By Dreamin9
Recent upgrade installed by Jesse Saint, designed...

Recent upgrade installed by Jesse Saint, designed by Jesse and myself. A simple design that took a lot of back and forth to get just right

Twin Dynon Touch
Garmin G5 on the left
Top center are the...
Forum: Safety 02-14-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By Dreamin9
"try to determine wind" In a forced landing...

"try to determine wind"

In a forced landing situation, I would posit that the most important thing is to KNOW the surface wind. As I fly along I keep track of smoke, wind on water, nearby ATIS...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-21-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,193
Posted By Dreamin9
No point in speculation but I will mention that...

No point in speculation but I will mention that generally the vertical component of a crash can be more damaging to occupants than the forward (horizontal) component.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 45,219
Posted By Dreamin9
From reviewing this thread it would appear my...

From reviewing this thread it would appear my front/middle baffle seal is pointing the wrong way. It's edge is tucked under(behind) the wrap around portion of the top cowl. I thought maybe the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-24-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By Dreamin9
Instructor for Dynon Glass

My new to me 9A with fresh panel upgrade will be based at Winter Haven (GIF) for the first three months of the year.
I'm looking for an instructor in the area experienced in Dynon Glass to help with...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,885
Posted By Dreamin9
An implied issue in the OP's post is how to...

An implied issue in the OP's post is how to prevent wrecking your battery while uploading data/software and learning/practicing buttonolgy and sitting in your hangar.

The recommendation to me, from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,287
Posted By Dreamin9
You know what they say about assuming

I was assuming, that if flying IFR, the aircraft would be legally equipped.
I see geo referenced charts from SA or from Foreflight to be a bonus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,287
Posted By Dreamin9
Do you even need SA?

Keep in my mind, my comments are not the voice of experience, my EFIS panel is in progress.

But, it seems to me, that if flying VFR, the free chart, obstacle, terrain, map, whatever stuff that Dynon...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,112
Posted By Dreamin9
Your goal is 91% or better. Depending on many...

Your goal is 91% or better.
Depending on many variables as mentioned above, O2 may be needed at rather modest altitudes or possibly high.
Get a cheap oximeter and under various conditions learn at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,224
Posted By Dreamin9
FWIW From the 2016 edition of Aviation...

FWIW
From the 2016 edition of Aviation Consumer:
For aviation purposes, "Action Cam Trials: VIRB Ultra Crushes It"
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By Dreamin9
Redundant glass

Starting to research/plan a panel mod on RV9 that I hope to close on shortly.

I'm considering dual Skyview EFIS with two backup batteries and two ADAHRS.

Has anyone experienced a double screen...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,677
Posted By Dreamin9
Anecdote alert I have "heard" that those who fly...

Anecdote alert

I have "heard" that those who fly pipeline patrol and fish spotting (at low power settings) tend to have more oil consumption.
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