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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By N941WR
That works great, until you take it out to show a...

That works great, until you take it out to show a friend and put it in your shirt pocket, where it stays while the shirt is washed. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By N941WR
I can't answer the question about cost and time...

I can't answer the question about cost and time (3000 hours seems high).

As for maintenance, by the time you are finished, you will have the skills to perform your annual condition inspection and...
Forum: Tools Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By N941WR
Tom, do you have a link?

Tom, do you have a link?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By N941WR
I am absolutely not a fan of iAnything in the...

I am absolutely not a fan of iAnything in the cockpit. They are known to fail, washout in the sunshine, etc.

I have one 10" SkyView and for day and night VFR, it is amazing. I'm sure the same can...
Forum: Tools Today, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By N941WR
1/4" Mini Torque Wrench

For those looking for a small torque wrench for all those AN3 nuts,

This (https://www.ebay.com/itm/KD-Tools-3262-1-4-Micrometer-Type-Torque-Wrench-With-Case-USA-/401210659856) works really well.
Forum: RV-10 Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By N941WR
For those who don't know, Bill Boyd is rather...

For those who don't know, Bill Boyd is rather modest, but his proper name is Dr. Boyd, MD. He knows of what he speaks! Plus, his an all around great guy!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By N941WR
Butch, Landing lights were an option (I'm not...

Butch,

Landing lights were an option (I'm not sure about on the -10 and 14) on the earlier kits. That's why your -6 doesn't have any.

Cutting the leading edge is not a big deal, just protect your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By N941WR
The Lycoming document I referenced above states:

The Lycoming document I referenced above states:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By N941WR
I spoke to Allen Barrett about leaving an engine...

I spoke to Allen Barrett about leaving an engine heater on all the time and he absolutely not. As pointed out above, they cause condensation, which causes internal rust.

Can you get to the hangar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By N941WR
Go to Duckworks...

Go to Duckworks (http://duckworksav.com/LELightKits.html) for the lights.

You can get the "lampless" kit and cut them to fit whatever lights you choose.

Use the Advance Search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By N941WR
Seth, What is "cold"? Surely Seattle doesn't...

Seth,

What is "cold"? Surely Seattle doesn't get below 10˚ F.

Here is what Lycoming has to say on the subject of pre-heating.



Here (https://www.lycoming.com/content/operating-cold-weather) is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By N941WR
Having a taildragger means that I can't log...

Having a taildragger means that I can't log touch-and-goes. So, all of mine are full stops. That is unless something is wrong and I'm going around, which I have done on more than one occasion.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By N941WR
Great trip report! Absolutely no embarrassment...

Great trip report!

Absolutely no embarrassment in doing a go-around. You made the right call!

I wish the two of you many more enjoyable trips!

Now get those fairings on! You will like the free...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By N941WR
For me, the panel was all about ergonomics. I...

For me, the panel was all about ergonomics.

I spent a long time studying ergonomics and cockpit designs before I cut any metal in my panel.

Here are a couple of things that I do not like about this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By N941WR
I second Vlad's comments. Here were my symptoms....

I second Vlad's comments.

Here were my symptoms. I would pass 1000' AGL and turn off the pump while still climbing at full throttle. The SkyView would complain about low fuel pressure and when I...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By N941WR
On both of my engines, I left the baffles...

On both of my engines, I left the baffles alone.

My thinking was that in the event of a fire, I wanted fewer things painted up front that could produce toxic fumes.

In addition, baffles tend to...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By N941WR
I've never heard that and I was a Dynon beta...

I've never heard that and I was a Dynon beta tester when I installed it. I am within a degree +/-, with others I have flown with. Close enough not to worry. Also the GPS speeds match the TAS, less...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By N941WR
Check out the RV-10 installation kit. If that...

Check out the RV-10 installation kit. If that doesn't work, I described how I installed mine on my website.

https://repucci.com/bill/instruments.html
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By N941WR
There are a lot of options. Probably the worst...

There are a lot of options.
Probably the worst two places are in the NACA vent and just behind the firewall.

I put both of mine in the last bulkhead, under the leading edge of the VS. as soon as air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By N941WR
Look at where you comm antenna is connected. Did...

Look at where you comm antenna is connected. Did it's grounds get painted over?

Then look for the grounds on the position lights.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By N941WR
It's not too late to trim yours back. PM me your...

It's not too late to trim yours back.

PM me your address and I'll send you a tracing. Keep in mind, no two area exactly the same.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,560
Posted By N941WR
Allan, Sorry to hear about your wife! I wish...

Allan,

Sorry to hear about your wife!

I wish you and your family the very best, you are all in my prayers.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By N941WR
Very cool video! Thanks for posting! Question,...

Very cool video! Thanks for posting!

Question, why didn't you simply extend the inspection panel and cut the empennage fairing short?

Here are some pictures of what I...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-20-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By N941WR
Sounds to me like you should sell the RV and get...

Sounds to me like you should sell the RV and get a Tcraft.

With no electrical system, you can't even dream of doing all that stuff. Not to mention, the FAA would have a fit if you started modifying...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By N941WR
Welcome to VAF! Dayton Murdock AKA DJM...

Welcome to VAF!

Dayton Murdock AKA DJM Manufacturing makes the throttle quadrants and he has told me on more than one occasion that the RV-10 TQ kit should fit perfectly in the 14, as that part is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-19-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By N941WR
You just can't beat the view out of a...

You just can't beat the view out of a tip-up!

Nice video, thanks for posting!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By N941WR
Yes, they can all be tied together; however, you...

Yes, they can all be tied together; however, you want to make sure you have some type of restrictor installed in the line before your P-mag connections.

We have discovered that some EFIS's will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,455
Posted By N941WR
Has your App been relased? Asking for a friend.

Has your App been relased?

Asking for a friend.
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,057
Posted By N941WR
The only issue with UAVionix tailBeacon and RV's...

The only issue with UAVionix tailBeacon and RV's is that the tailBeacon does not include a strobe, only a position light.

https://uavionix.com/products/tailbeacon/

This means that for those of us...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-17-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,130
Posted By N941WR
Yes, I spoke to Brad last week and he said they...

Yes, I spoke to Brad last week and he said they are shipping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By N941WR
I couldn't agree more!

I couldn't agree more!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By N941WR
I would add a Dynon PocketPanel as a backup....

I would add a Dynon PocketPanel as a backup. Inexpensive and easy to install. Even toss in a 496 for backup nav duties.
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
Best of luck Doug!

Best of luck Doug!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,951
Posted By N941WR
I learned to use rivet tape on all my flush...

I learned to use rivet tape on all my flush rivets, regardless of orientation. This keeps the rivet from popping up with the first strike.
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By N941WR
First, I hope you are enjoying the...

First, I hope you are enjoying the trip!

Everyone works at a different place, especially when leaning new skills.

I know one guy who built a -9 slow build in around 1200 hours, half the time it...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By N941WR
So, which wing is best to install the Archer...

So, which wing is best to install the Archer antenna, Left or Right?

In the Right wing you have an autopilot servo and in the left you have the controller for the pitot heat (Dynon in my case). I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,416
Posted By N941WR
Two thumbs up!

Two thumbs up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By N941WR
What makes anyone think the thief flew in?

What makes anyone think the thief flew in?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,386
Posted By N941WR
One of the reasons to remove them is the...

One of the reasons to remove them is the potential issue with dissimilar corrosion; steel threads in an aluminum fixture.

For that reason, I do not leave them in when flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,213
Posted By N941WR
Only, I have a "light" airplane and it is just...

Only, I have a "light" airplane and it is just over 500 lbs per wheel with no fuel on board. He needs to design something to hold a minimum of 1500 lbs., just in case.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By N941WR
What does AeroLED's say to use? In the dark...

What does AeroLED's say to use?

In the dark ages, you had to use shielded wire for your strobes but I'm not sure it is required with LED's, but really don't know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,708
Posted By N941WR
Since he is the guy who makes the James Cowl, why...

Since he is the guy who makes the James Cowl, why would he go through the trouble of designing and building a plenum for a competitor's cowl?

Just saying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By N941WR
I forgot the cutoff. Does this mean new RV-8's...

I forgot the cutoff. Does this mean new RV-8's can forgo the EXPERIMENTAL sticker for an NX number?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,191
Posted By N941WR
Good luck and welcome aboard. I was on a very...

Good luck and welcome aboard.

I was on a very limited budget when I started my -9. Bought an zero since major O-290, kept the options to the very basic and didn't paint it until I had been flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,708
Posted By N941WR
Best of luck getting up to speed on your...

Best of luck getting up to speed on your production!

Will and Sam are great people and I really enjoyed working with them.

Regards!
Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,175
Posted By N941WR
Location, Location, Location

Wilgrove Airport (8A6) in Charlotte, NC just notified its tenants that they are closing and that the tenants have 90 days to get out.

Charlotte only has one small airport left in the county...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,416
Posted By N941WR
Before you put in seat heaters, Google "seat...

Before you put in seat heaters, Google "seat heater fire".

My wife loves them in her car but the though of having them in my plane frightens me.

I added sheepskin covers for the seats, which made...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By N941WR
I had this happen one time, declared an...

I had this happen one time, declared an emergency, and then fixed it before turning Base.

Turns out I pulled the mixture at the same time I reduced the throttle. Not enough to make the engine stop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,934
Posted By N941WR
No, the SkyView calculates the Vne based on...

No, the SkyView calculates the Vne based on altitude and temperature. I think the Vno stays the same, but need to verify it. I'll change my post.

Thanks for point that out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,934
Posted By N941WR
One thing that I really like about modern EFIS's...

One thing that I really like about modern EFIS's (EFII?) is that they calculate Vne in TAS while you are flying and let you know as you approach it. As for the Vno, I will have to see if it moves...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By N941WR
Maybe you should talk to Craig Catto and see what...

Maybe you should talk to Craig Catto and see what he can for you. I'm sure it won't be as good as a CS prop but better than most FP props.

I have learned to do a Vx climb until clear of the trees...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By N941WR
Use black electrical tape to mark your cut line....

Use black electrical tape to mark your cut line. It stretches and conforms to odd shapes but gives a good line to follow.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By N941WR
Is that backwards? I would think any spar number...

Is that backwards?
I would think any spar number above 869 would be a -2 wing, but I don't really know?

Scott?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By N941WR
The first question is, can your engine accept a...

The first question is, can your engine accept a CS prop?

There are many treads about converting to CS props, try the advanced search function.

You are spot on looking at composite props for an...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By N941WR
I don't know about testing but my Transponder...

I don't know about testing but my Transponder antenna went just inboard of my right fuel vent with no issues of any kinds. Being a taildragger, there was some concern the gear leg might block it but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,934
Posted By N941WR
That matches what I see.

That matches what I see.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,934
Posted By N941WR
I had a similar conversation with him. Great guy,...

I had a similar conversation with him. Great guy, he is.

Personal limitations are just that, personal. An O-320 powered -9, with some simple aerodynamic cleanup could probably run circles around an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-03-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,504
Posted By N941WR
Spot on! I was talking to a friend who is a...

Spot on!

I was talking to a friend who is a turbine designer for GE and showed him the web page for this turboprop last week.

His first comment was that small turbines don't last very long. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By N941WR
I used a pop rivet dimpler to install platenuts. ...

I used a pop rivet dimpler to install platenuts. Then you can bolt it to the firewall.

Honestly, I would reinforce the #4 baffle and mount the oilcooler there, as thousands have done.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,934
Posted By N941WR
My -9 started life with an O-290d2 of 140 hp for...

My -9 started life with an O-290d2 of 140 hp for takeoff and 135 hp continuous.

That is the perfect engine for the -9. Plenty of power and very light. After a prop strike, I replaced it wittan O-360...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By N941WR
I had a fellow RV'er send me a prop with the...

I had a fellow RV'er send me a prop with the condition I sent him the box back, after I was finished with it.

It cost me over $200 to send the empty cardboard box back to him (Greenville, SC to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By N941WR
Before you install a seat heater, please google...

Before you install a seat heater, please google "seat heater fire".

They are surprisingly common.
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