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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,439
Posted By tkirk
I also have a lightspeed and a mag set up, and I...

I also have a lightspeed and a mag set up, and I have had erratic RPM readings a couple of times over the last 12+ years. It sounds like you have your problem solved, but I am curious.....did you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,611
Posted By tkirk
All good advice above......I started on your...

All good advice above......I started on your journey 16 years ago (engineer and all :)), and it worked well for me by paying for everything as I went along. However, I am just now looking at getting...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By tkirk
I installed the GDL gps antenna on top of the...

I installed the GDL gps antenna on top of the glare shield of my 7, and I have had no issues.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-23-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By tkirk
Just a reminder......This Saturday is the Hilltop...

Just a reminder......This Saturday is the Hilltop Lakes Fly-In!!
Forum: Texas (South) 08-17-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-in

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In
September 28, 2019

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING -- Come out and see classic, vintage and experimental aircraft!!

-Come eat BBQ lunch with us, $10/plate—food serving starts @...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-22-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By tkirk
Fly-In September 29, 2018

Wow....not sure how I missed adding the date, but I have edited the post and fixed it. I am sure no one else on the forums here has that "age" related mental lapse, but hopefully I won't be shunned...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes 20th Annual Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes 20th Annual Fly-In
September 29, 2018

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING -- Come out and see classic, vintage and experimental aircraft!!

-Come eat BBQ lunch with us, $10/plate—food serving...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-20-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By tkirk
another vote for Mel....

another vote for Mel....
Forum: Texas (South) 04-24-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,868
Posted By tkirk
Just to let everyone know.....the restaurant...

Just to let everyone know.....the restaurant updated their hours of operation last week. Here are the new hours:

Overlook Restaurant hours of Operation:
Monday : Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wed: 11:00...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-19-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,868
Posted By tkirk
The name of the restaurant is Overlook. Sorry,...

The name of the restaurant is Overlook.

Sorry, but they are not doing a buffet at this time. Right now, the menu is your basics like burgers, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, and usually a daily...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-18-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,868
Posted By tkirk
Restaurant at Hilltop Lakes Has Reopened

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Hilltop Lakes (0TE4) restaurant has finally reopened! Just FYI....the local flying club (T-38 club) is planning to meet for coffee/breakfast every...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-02-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By tkirk
Thanks for all the pilots who attended our...

Thanks for all the pilots who attended our fly-in, especially the RV "regulars" Jim and Darrell! We had about 60 aircraft show up, so it was a good turn out!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By tkirk
I have always enjoyed the Paul Revere story! ...

I have always enjoyed the Paul Revere story! Just to add music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4sNcbsJDmM

This is a song that was done by the Steep Canyon Rangers (Steve Martin plays banjo for...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in (one BBQ plate per airplane) $10 for everyone else
Raffle, door...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-27-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 755
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in (one BBQ plate per airplane)
Raffle, door prizes, and lots of hangar...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-30-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By tkirk
Jim....thanks for pointing that out! I look...

Jim....thanks for pointing that out! I look forward to seeing everyone!
Forum: Texas (South) 08-28-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in (one BBQ plate per airplane)
Raffle, door prizes, and lots of hangar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By tkirk
Switch probes between #2 and #4 and see if you...

Switch probes between #2 and #4 and see if you get the same readings. That should tell you if you have an instrumentation problem or something else.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,964
Posted By tkirk
During the build phase, I too, worried about...

During the build phase, I too, worried about which model to build. I loved the TD, but was nervous about the perceived "handling characteristics". However.....I think you should build the model you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,546
Posted By tkirk
I upgraded to the 740, and I am VERY pleased with...

I upgraded to the 740, and I am VERY pleased with it. The screen brightness is much better, and time from power up to "ready to go" is about 1/3 the time compared to the 720. I dismissed the...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-26-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By tkirk
Great! Look forward to seeing you, and have a...

Great! Look forward to seeing you, and have a safe trip!
Forum: Texas (South) 09-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in
Raffle, door prizes, and lots of hangar flying!

Airport...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,814
Posted By tkirk
Sorry for your loss, Doug. When someone in our...

Sorry for your loss, Doug. When someone in our family hurts, we all hurt. Praying for you and your family.
Forum: Texas (South) 02-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Frequency Change

In the interest of safety......effective immediately the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) for Hilltop Lakes airport is being changed from 122.75 to the MULTICOM Frequency of 122.9. Signs to...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-23-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in
Raffle, door prizes, and lots of hangar flying!

Airport...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-24-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 667
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Breakfast Buffet

I just wanted to let everyone know that Hilltop Lakes (0TE4) has an all you can eat breakfast buffet every Saturday Morning starting at 8am. Price is $8.95 and includes coffee. It is usually...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-29-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By tkirk
Hey Jim....Sorry, no rain date was planned. It...

Hey Jim....Sorry, no rain date was planned. It would've been good to see you again. Fly out sometime anyway, and well meet for breakfast or lunch.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-29-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By tkirk
Sorry, but the Hilltop Lakes Fly-In has been...

Sorry, but the Hilltop Lakes Fly-In has been cancelled because of the weather.:mad:
Forum: Texas (North) 09-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Fly-In, Sept 29th

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in
Raffle, door prizes, and lots of hangar flying!

Aiprot Inormation:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 61,508
Posted By tkirk
I thought they were going to replace all "B"...

I thought they were going to replace all "B" cylinders....did I miss something?
Forum: Texas (South) 02-25-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By tkirk
If you want to be close to the big city, but not...

If you want to be close to the big city, but not too close, then I would recommend Hilltop Lakes. It is about 45 minutes from Bryan/College Station, and about an hour and 10 minutes from Conroe...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-06-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 805
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

I copied the information below from the Hilltop Lakes fly-in brochure......sure would like to see a nice turnout of RV's at my home field! :)

Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-23-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop Lakes Fly-In

Hilltop Lakes Fly-In Sept 26


HILLTOP LAKES FLY-IN SEPT 26 • FLY-IN ANNOUNCEMENT • YOU'RE INVITED! • Hilltop Lakes Fly-In (0TE4) Sept 26 9AM 1PM Free BBQ to all Pilots that Fly In Door Prizes Fun •...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-07-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By tkirk
Hilltop lakes (0TE4) has 5 lakes (Bass and...

Hilltop lakes (0TE4) has 5 lakes (Bass and crappie for sure), with two or three lakes very close to the runway. Check out www.hilltoplakesproperties.com. You also have a resturant when you get...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,926
Posted By tkirk
Hey Geoff.....it's a small world! I was looking...

Hey Geoff.....it's a small world! I was looking through my log book the other day, and you signed my TD endorsement at H & R back on June 11, 1992, and my flight review on June 16th. We were flying...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,555
Posted By tkirk
FYI......There are places you can mail order...

FYI......There are places you can mail order green chili...such as:

http://www.hatch-chile.com/

I have never ordered from this place, but Hatch Chile is well known. A local grocery store here gets...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By tkirk
I guess I must be ham fisted too......My mic is...

I guess I must be ham fisted too......My mic is broken (behind the foam), and will not stay in place either. How long did it take to get the work done?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,794
Posted By tkirk
Take care to monitor your starter performance. ...

Take care to monitor your starter performance. If the timing is going out every now and then with your set up, you could ruin your starter if it happens while you are cranking it. This would help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By tkirk
Static RPM

My static rpm is 2160. Sensenich cruise prop, 0-360.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,309
Posted By tkirk
I think mine is 72 lbs....

I think mine is 72 lbs....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By tkirk
The airport is Navasota, 60R

The airport is Navasota, 60R
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By tkirk
No, not an aggie. Actually, I am a Red Raider. ...

No, not an aggie. Actually, I am a Red Raider. Talk about a stranger in a foreign land! Having said that, I chose to live here because this is a great place to raise a family. Also, the job...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By tkirk
Doing my part as aviation ambassador

I have been wanting to tell this for a while, but I have been really busy lately traveling for work and flying the 40 hours off. Now, with the hollidays, I have been able to take some time to get...
Forum: Autopilots 10-30-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,283
Posted By tkirk
FYI.....I bought one of the Radio Shack ferrites,...

FYI.....I bought one of the Radio Shack ferrites, but saw no change. I have also ran +/- wires direct from battery with servo disconnected....no change. Is there a chance this might be a Tru Trak...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,595
Posted By tkirk
When you say "replaced sensor line", do you mean...

When you say "replaced sensor line", do you mean you replaced the Ray Allen indicator wiring with shielded wiring? Also, which antenna are you using?
Forum: GPS 08-27-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By tkirk
I used the ram suction to mount to the canopy...

I used the ram suction to mount to the canopy (just above the dash), and I centered it at the left to right mid point of the dash. If you position it just right, you can bring the unit out and down...
Forum: Autopilots 08-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,283
Posted By tkirk
Update

I finally had some time this evening, so I disconnected the TT harness and ran pos and neg wires from the TT directly to the battery. Even after doing this, I still have the same problem as before. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By tkirk
How long do I circle the nest?

I now have a whopping 1.2 hours on the hobbs, which has been spread over two whole flights. The engine is running great (thank you Aerosport power), and the airplane flies better than I had hoped...
Forum: Autopilots 08-15-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,283
Posted By tkirk
I separated the antenna wire from the bundle of...

I separated the antenna wire from the bundle of wires coming from the panel and all the way down the FW, and the TT deflection was about 1/4 the amount it was before. The antenna wire is now...
Forum: Autopilots 08-13-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,283
Posted By tkirk
Trutrak

Thanks for the replies. I was already thinking about a belly mount for the same reasons you state.

As far as grounding, I will try a different harness but I don't think that will be the problem. ...
Forum: Autopilots 08-13-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,283
Posted By tkirk
Trutrak/Mic Key problem

I have the trutrak ADI-1 and have a problem. When I key the mic, the ADI indicator jumps down and holds until I release the mic key, then the indicator goes back to normal. Any one else experience...
Forum: GPS 08-01-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,984
Posted By tkirk
Lowrance

Thanks for the quick reply, and that is wanted I wanted to hear! Hopefully, I will not have any problems.

BTW, I ordered my cable from Gulf Coast last Wednesday and I have not received it yet. ...
Forum: GPS 07-31-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,984
Posted By tkirk
Lowrance 2000c Install Questions

I have the 2000c.....Tru-trak ADI-I.....and Dynon EMS-10. I have also ordered the cable mentioned in an earlier post. Also, I understand how to connect and configure the 2000c to either the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,991
Posted By tkirk
Another minus for me is that there is no...

Another minus for me is that there is no interface with the Tru Trak autopilot. However, they said they were working on it. I want the GPS steering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,365
Posted By tkirk
I don't think it is an issue either,...

I don't think it is an issue either, but.......you could make an "insulator" by splitting a piece of automotive fuel line (or similiar hose) and wrapping it around the fuel line tubing in the coil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
Posted By tkirk
LED Light Strip from SteinAir

I just installed one of the new LED light strips that SteinAir is now offering. I used velcro and ran the strip under the dash, and power comes from the dimmer...very easy to install. I brought my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,230
Posted By tkirk
I would also be interested, depending on price.

I would also be interested, depending on price.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 1,045,812
Posted By tkirk
Here is my...

Here is my panel......http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7324/pictures068gq0.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By tkirk
I think the aluminum tubing is the spacers for...

I think the aluminum tubing is the spacers for the center spar section, but I may be wrong since I don't remember for sure. Not sure about the other parts.
Forum: Flight Testing 05-26-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,916
Posted By tkirk
Also remember....the gear are designed to support...

Also remember....the gear are designed to support the aircraft weight and landing forces, not the extremely high horizontal force produced by the thrust of an engine like this one.

I don't think...
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