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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By N941WR
If the Canopy lets go, those struts will rip...

If the Canopy lets go, those struts will rip right out.


I plan to open the canopy in flight, should this ever happen to me, and the canopy will float in trail. (I've tested this during my 40.)

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,263
Posted By N941WR
It is great to hear you will be building...

It is great to hear you will be building again!

Merry Christmas to both of you!
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By N941WR
+3 . . . .

+3 . . . .
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,366
Posted By N941WR
Yes! See...

Yes!

See :
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=112604
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By N941WR
The P-mags work the same as a standard magneto,...

The P-mags work the same as a standard magneto, complete with P-lead.

If the P-lead is grounded, then the P-mag won't fire. Better you, can pull the breaker to the P-mag and have it grounded and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By N941WR
I would only include the minimum octane rating...

I would only include the minimum octane rating and gallons.

I would leave your N-number off. Just in case you are flying along and it falls off and goes through someone's fancy greenhouse, you...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By N941WR
As the others have said, the -9 doesn't really...

As the others have said, the -9 doesn't really fly much differently than the other RV's.

However, the -9 is probably the best "balanced" of all the RV's.

As far as tail draggers go, it is simply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By N941WR
Yes, it has worked out very well. Please make...

Yes, it has worked out very well.

Please make sure you ground the P-mags correctly. P-mag Pin #1 should go to its own case bolt and make sure to remove any paint that might be under that bolt. ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-07-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By N941WR
Mr. Gerald M. Ballard, Hephzibah, GA, entered...

Mr. Gerald M. Ballard, Hephzibah, GA, entered into rest on Monday, December 4, 2017.*

Mr. Ballard was born to the late Arthur M. Ballard and Eleanor V. Ballard in Fredericksburg, VA on September 30,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By N941WR
Gerald Ballard of the South Carolina Breakfast Club

Gerald passed away Monday, while sitting in his pickup at work.

Anyone who has attended an SC Breakfast Club event will know him as the MC /...
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,093
Posted By N941WR
If you really want a backup, put a Dynon Pocket...

If you really want a backup, put a Dynon Pocket Panel (http://www.dynonavionics.com/pocket-panel.php) in the plane for your back up.

Since you are going to be flying as an LSA (day VFR), you should...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By N941WR
720 NM at 159 KTAS while burning 5.2 GPH. Yep,...

720 NM at 159 KTAS while burning 5.2 GPH.

Yep, they have long legs.

That flight was up at 17.6' DA and running LOP. I trued out at 159 but had a good push.

When I ran the numbers, I could have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By N941WR
Remember, the FAA recognizes the engine and prop...

Remember, the FAA recognizes the engine and prop combination. A "certified" engine spinning a "certified" prop that were never certified together, does not get you the 25 hour fly-off period.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,105
Posted By N941WR
Someone built an aluminum Defiant so I see no...

Someone built an aluminum Defiant so I see no reason why you couldn't build an aluminum EZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By N941WR
It is my understanding that once an engine is...

It is my understanding that once an engine is hung on an Experimental, the engine is now an "experimental" and before it can be hung on a certified airplane, it will require a complete major overhaul...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By N941WR
There are some and the thing has some LONG legs...

There are some and the thing has some LONG legs with the small engine.

I know one O-235 powered -9A that would fly non-stop from KOKC to KHKY non-stop, 793 NM and land with six gallons on board. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By N941WR
If you are talking about an RV-9 and not a -9A,...

If you are talking about an RV-9 and not a -9A, then you probably won't have a CG issue. (The -9A sliders tend to be bit tail heavy compared to a comparably equipped 9 tip-up.)

However...

A lot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By N941WR
They are just amazing planes, regardless of which...

They are just amazing planes, regardless of which model.

Now, the fact that you built the best (RV-9 taildragger) version there is, goes without saying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,995
Posted By N941WR
As a friend said, when I was trying to decide on...

As a friend said, when I was trying to decide on what to build, "There is a reason that there are over 4,500 flying." OK, I started building some time ago.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,378
Posted By N941WR
I just saw this after my post, above. I agree...

I just saw this after my post, above. I agree 100% with Low Pass. Easy to check and fix.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,378
Posted By N941WR
Mike, did this start happening after you changed...

Mike, did this start happening after you changed your ignition?

My thinking is that you could have a "leak" on the ignition wire at high power settings.

(We have seen this with the P-mags and only...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By N941WR
Since you have your P-mags upgraded to V40, my...

Since you have your P-mags upgraded to V40, my first question is how did you index your prop?

With version 40, you P-mags should fire at 4.2 degrees past TDC, then add to it the amount you have...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-13-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
We spoke with Nigel after he experienced this and...

We spoke with Nigel after he experienced this and struggled to reproduce it in our lab. In fact, we couldn't reproduce it at all. This was the first time we had been informed of such an issue.

Not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
I can't answer with certainty because I didn't...

I can't answer with certainty because I didn't design the P-mag but I believe you are correct that it is a backup ground. It is really needed for communication through the serial port.


Since 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By N941WR
In addition to the parts listed in the drawings,...

In addition to the parts listed in the drawings, you will have to cut the top skins above each hinge. Then add a light layer of fiberglass and paint to cover the slots.

Good luck with the mod and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
No, but that's why you have two independent...

No, but that's why you have two independent ignitions.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
Yep, they will continue to fire.

Yep, they will continue to fire.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
Dan, as always, you bring in good logic; ...

Dan, as always, you bring in good logic; however, once the P-mags are spinning, one or more of its wires can fail and it will keep the sparks flowing. (Unless the failure is in a plug wire.)

How...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By N941WR
I may be a novice but by having a failed ignition...

I may be a novice but by having a failed ignition timing does effectively retard the timing, as you mentioned; however, retarded timing typically reduces CHT's and increases EGT. Now, if it could...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
Last year I spoke with an FAA representative...

Last year I spoke with an FAA representative regarding certifying new ignitions.

I asked the gentleman if it would be possible to certify a traditional magneto today. His response was that there is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
Current ODBII ignitions is what I'm talking about...

Current ODBII ignitions is what I'm talking about Mike.


You can use the search function as well as I can.


Show me one failure that has resulted from "Cramming all that stuff into one box" when...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
The this is completely incorrect. While it is...

The this is completely incorrect.

While it is true that auto manufacturers spend a lot of time developing timing and fueling maps, they do not tune them to extract maximum performance out of your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By N941WR
That would cause cylinder temps to drop, not...

That would cause cylinder temps to drop, not rise, and then only if both ignitions stopped firing on those two cylinders.

Check you baffles, you might have a crack that is letting the cooling air...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
You are a perfect candidate for one of our EIC's....

You are a perfect candidate for one of our EIC's. It would have picked up the shaft bearing issues and allowed you to test different configurations.

-4.2 degree shift is what I typically recommend...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
I have to agree with this post. The anti P-mag...

I have to agree with this post.

The anti P-mag posts have gotten to the point where I am reluctant to reply to any P-mag thread.

The OP asked about P-mag reliability and we get multiple posts about...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
And that is one of the issues with this system,...

And that is one of the issues with this system, it has to be programmed, and my experience with helping with probably 100+ P-mags installations, I have come to realize that most builders don't...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,306
Posted By N941WR
Like any thing else, a few units will suffer...

Like any thing else, a few units will suffer infant mortality, but for the most part, they are bullet proof.

Just make sure to install them per the manual.

Depending on the engine you are running,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,469
Posted By N941WR
How many flying -9's do you have Mark? (I know...

How many flying -9's do you have Mark? (I know of at least one more that is very close to its first flight.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,469
Posted By N941WR
Great news and congratulations! Welcome to the...

Great news and congratulations!

Welcome to the list of most unique RV's ever made.
Forum: Southeast 10-04-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By N941WR
When you get the RV finished, you can bring the...

When you get the RV finished, you can bring the engine and prop back.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By N941WR
I converted an O-290 D2 135 hp engine to an O-360...

I converted an O-290 D2 135 hp engine to an O-360 188 hp. It was easy, just write a check and spend time in your shop fitting it.
Forum: Southeast 10-04-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By N941WR
Bummer Carl! You are always welcome back.

Bummer Carl! You are always welcome back.
Forum: Southeast 10-04-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By N941WR
As long as I've been on this forum, I have never...

As long as I've been on this forum, I have never even looked at the calendar.

Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Southeast 10-03-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By N941WR
Pancake Breafast - Oct 28th - at SC86

WILLIAMSPORT AIRPARK, Easley, SC
FALL PANCAKE AND WAFFLE BREAKFAST

Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 8:30 am to 10 am

Keith Kennedy’s Hangar
Southeast End of Runway

SC 86
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-23-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
Posted By N941WR
I have the SJ short cowl and an ECi O-360...

I have the SJ short cowl and an ECi O-360 spinning a two bladed Catto prop.

The SH cowl choice was simply for looks.

The O-360 was only 20 lbs heavier than an O-320 and maybe not even that much...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,669
Posted By N941WR
While completing my Condition Inspection I...

While completing my Condition Inspection I noticed a crack.

The crack is on the bottom horizontal tube, just inboard of the short bracing tube that ties the gear leg tube to that horizontal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,831
Posted By N941WR
Fantastic news Tom! You will have to rip up here...

Fantastic news Tom! You will have to rip up here to SC86 to visit.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,014
Posted By N941WR
Not me but Ron Schreck. He has the standard...

Not me but Ron Schreck. He has the standard Van's seat cushions on this 20 hour flight around North Carolina...
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By N941WR
McCauley hub

Could someone tell me what McCauley hub fits on an O-360?

I'm thinking of adding a custom CS prop to my -9 and want to make sure I get the correct hub.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,048
Posted By N941WR
Michael, I respectfully disagree. There will...

Michael, I respectfully disagree.

There will always be a market for products like what Ross puts out because there is always someone who wants to tune their engine for the last bit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,048
Posted By N941WR
Just like an EFIS, the P-mags can be tuned for...

Just like an EFIS, the P-mags can be tuned for your application.

However, the stock A configuration is more than adequate for most stock parallel valve engines.

If the A configuration was as bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,048
Posted By N941WR
Can we have a P-mag discussion without it turning...

Can we have a P-mag discussion without it turning into an SDS ad? That is why I stopped commenting on comparison threads.

The P-mags are a very good an reliable ignition, simple as that.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-12-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,212
Posted By N941WR
I don't think the tower would have liked that,...

I don't think the tower would have liked that, but it was an option.



Crab and then slip at the end.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-12-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,212
Posted By N941WR
32 knot direct crosswind in my -9 taildragger....

32 knot direct crosswind in my -9 taildragger.

It was a 150 foot wide runway, I touched down on the centerline, and got it stopped before going off the left side. The -9 was skipping on the upwind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,048
Posted By N941WR
The MAP doesn't do anything until above 1800 RPM,...

The MAP doesn't do anything until above 1800 RPM, regardless of the configuration, IIRC.

When you go to full power, down low, for takeoff, the A config will set the timing at 26.6*. (The B config...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,048
Posted By N941WR
Careful interpreting Nigel's article. He...

Careful interpreting Nigel's article. He mentioned that he has high compression pistons in his Lycoming.

Since Lycoming recommends 25* BTDC for an 8.5:1 compression engine, with high compression...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,048
Posted By N941WR
The early P-mags had some major issues with both...

The early P-mags had some major issues with both hardware and software.

They are now stable product, at least as stable as traditional mags.

However, it is recommended they be removed every year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,816
Posted By N941WR
If that had been my -9, there is no way I could...

If that had been my -9, there is no way I could have made that landing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,338
Posted By N941WR
There is at least one -7 out there that was built...

There is at least one -7 out there that was built with manual flaps. (As stated above, electric flaps were an option for the -4 & -6.)

I believe the -7 and above all have electric flaps by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,527
Posted By N941WR
Dumb question Robert, but can yo turn the prop...

Dumb question Robert, but can yo turn the prop over by hand? (With the mags off.)

I know when I was out there last we were turning it over but I wonder if one of the cylinders may have filled with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 98,054
Posted By N941WR
No picture, it didn't happen. ;)

No picture, it didn't happen. ;)
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By N941WR
Sounds like you should build a -9. It has the...

Sounds like you should build a -9. It has the best high altitude performance of all the RV's due to its unique wing / airfoil.

Don't believe me? Compare the numbers on the Van's Aircraft site for...
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