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Forum: Texas (North) Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you haven't already, try the North Texas...

If you haven't already, try the North Texas Aviators Facebook Group.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-24-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My EDIS system is working very well so far. I...

My EDIS system is working very well so far. I have about 2 hrs of flight time (plus about an hour of ground testing). I haven't been able to do full performance testing yet, focused on functional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Any info out on this event, not so far off now.

Any info out on this event, not so far off now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You are right, I forgot all about that. Seems...

You are right, I forgot all about that. Seems like a lifetime ago....haha
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-19-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the OP, you might as well bite the bullet and...

For the OP, you might as well bite the bullet and order the EchoUAT + SkyFX. There probably aren't too many second hand at the moment.

I have the white light on the wingtip as well, so the Echo is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-19-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Those have been around forever. The old whelen...

Those have been around forever. The old whelen lights I had were the type with the Nav and rear facing white light. It is just an option if you don't have the white light on the tail, either is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dan, That is an excellent post on the coils,...

Dan,

That is an excellent post on the coils, thanks. In general, the megajolt manual is a little light in this area.

I ended up using the late style coil. The early style would be a better fit...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-17-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to follow up, after I swapped the 2&4...

Just to follow up, after I swapped the 2&4 positions on the coil, everything is working great. I have to do more ground testing, but eventually it will be ready for flight testing. I set up two...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looks like i have 1&3 correct, I just had my...

Looks like i have 1&3 correct, I just had my paring wrong. If I swap 2&4 I should be good
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ok, using the Pmag manual for reference (same...

Ok, using the Pmag manual for reference (same coil), looks like I swapped 2 and 4, that explains a lot.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dan, Thank you for the help. I set up the MJ as...

Dan,

Thank you for the help. I set up the MJ as noted above. I started the engine on the left mag and the brought the EI online. The timing was a good 10 degrees off (per the timing light), so I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Many of the home-depot conduit parts are zinc, so...

Many of the home-depot conduit parts are zinc, so no good at all for this application. If you find them in steel, they should work well enough.

I made my own, 4130 tube welded to a base plate. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine come out the side with a 90 degree fitting,...

Mine come out the side with a 90 degree fitting, the hose passes through a U notch in the intersection fairing and then down the front of the gear leg. I was able to get the hose to fit under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am planning to go if I can get a hotel that...

I am planning to go if I can get a hotel that isn't too far from the action. I'm not going with the family, so I am there more for the airplanes than wine tasting etc. Probably have another RV'r...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very cool, my wife and I will be in Ireland for...

Very cool, my wife and I will be in Ireland for our 13th in June.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I saw your nametag on the registration table in...

I saw your nametag on the registration table in the fall. Was hoping to meet you in person, but saw that your daughter got married, congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the update, I didn't realize there...

Thanks for the update, I didn't realize there were so many options. Guess my mind is stuck in Petit Jean mode (middle of the woods). I am a planner, both professionally and personally, 1 month...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is disappointing to hear, never even got the...

That is disappointing to hear, never even got the chance to try. Sounds like it has become a "members only" event.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It was posted in the Temp section and expired.

It was posted in the Temp section and expired.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Any updates on this. I went to Petit Jean in the...

Any updates on this. I went to Petit Jean in the fall and would like to go, but haven't seen any details yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,213
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If the tube isn't destroyed, a bicycle patch kit...

If the tube isn't destroyed, a bicycle patch kit would probably work. Probably just as easy to carry a spare tube though.

I don't see how a straight stem would work on a the main gear. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By WingsOnWheels
None of the applications I filled out asked...

None of the applications I filled out asked anything about who or how the airplane was built. This sounds like BS to me.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1 to this, The aluminum version just seems like...

+1 to this, The aluminum version just seems like a bad idea.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-11-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Not a bad idea, that would tell me if I am in the...

Not a bad idea, that would tell me if I am in the ballpark.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-11-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This project has taken longer than planned, had...

This project has taken longer than planned, had to go get cut-up by a surgeon and couldn't crawl under the panel for a while to finish the electrical. Weather permitting I am hoping for a first run...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-11-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-11-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would like his contact information if you don't...

I would like his contact information if you don't mind. I would like to add some checkerboard to my rudder.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just like in the waxing thread, I use the same...

Just like in the waxing thread, I use the same Mothers waterless wash and shine, comes right off, oil, soot, ect. Bugs are always the hard one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can also just dimple for and install a -4...

You can also just dimple for and install a -4 rivet. So one rivet head will be larger than the others in the line. You will be the only one that ever notices.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,629
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I use the Mothers waterless wash and shine, it...

I use the Mothers waterless wash and shine, it works great. I have used the McGuire's waterless wash and shine as well. It is also good, but just not as good as the Mothers.

Never been cut and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-05-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sent you a PM on VA-107

Sent you a PM on VA-107
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-02-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It has the red paint on the screws. And yes,...

It has the red paint on the screws. And yes, there has always been a diode on the contactor, but mounted at the contactor not at the ignition switch, hence the unused diode that came with the switch.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the vetterman muffler system as well. I...

I have the vetterman muffler system as well. I barely crack the cabin heat, even when at 13,500 on a winter day.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-01-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sold to James. Thanks

Sold to James. Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-01-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SOLD ACS A-510-2K Ignition Switch, Like New

I'm converting to an aftermarket EI and need to convert to toggles.

This ignition switch has 60hrs on it and is in new condition. The face plate is perfect. One key is like new, the second has...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I made my own GPU using a variable voltage 30A...

I made my own GPU using a variable voltage 30A power supply. It worked well for testing since I was able to check everything out at 13.7v rather than 12v. It also let me charge the Dynon backup...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-28-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 308,524
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Guess I should add mine as...

Guess I should add mine as well.

https://i.postimg.cc/1XcC4WXX/20191007-184606.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-28-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 308,524
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very nice shot!

Very nice shot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did really nice painted-over dry-transfer decal...

I did really nice painted-over dry-transfer decal on my panel. They look great. However, if I were to do it again, I would probably do some sort of engraved placard or separate piece for just the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I picked up all of my kits at the depot with my...

I picked up all of my kits at the depot with my pickup truck. I have a full-width ATV ramp, so I just slid them down the ramp. Due to timing, I moved all of the kits by myself, it was never a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-25-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I sent you an Email

I sent you an Email
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I found a source for the EDIS pins. Just ordered...

I found a source for the EDIS pins. Just ordered 15 for $8 shipped. Let me know if you are in need.

If you buy a used module, get one with the connector, they are easy to un pin and reuse the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have an automotive alternator and use a belt...

I have an automotive alternator and use a belt short enough that I have to remove the bolt from the alternator to get it on. Leave me with a ton of clearance, a good 1-2 inches. I also have the...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have that same valve. I don't like the design...

I have that same valve. I don't like the design much since pretty much any clamping force is too much. I ended up enlarging the bolt holes to 1/4" (just a hair) and making spacers out of 1/4"...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-22-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am in the throws of installing an EDIS/Megajolt...

I am in the throws of installing an EDIS/Megajolt system right now. I am short on space as well. I made a plate that mounts to the bottom of the support ribs ahead of the sub-panel. Not the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't Speak for the GRT, but for Dynon To get...

I can't Speak for the GRT, but for Dynon To get what you want you will need:

Skyview screen
EIS module and sensor package
Red-Cube for Fuel flow
ADAHRS (magnetometer is in this box along with air...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The SDS ignition system has their own backup...

The SDS ignition system has their own backup battery available (small and compact). You could replace with a dual SDS system and be done with Mags all together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is super lucky. I could drop a wing in the...

That is super lucky. I could drop a wing in the garage and somehow it would end up in a tree down the street.
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I mounted my echo in the wing access panel and...

I mounted my echo in the wing access panel and the gps antenna is inside the wingtip. Working perfect so far.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have one, wasn't planned for that purpose. It...

I have one, wasn't planned for that purpose. It is and access point for the dog in the center bearing spacer, just in case. At least I was smart enough to align it with the timing, so I can stick...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The groove at the top of mine is for a snap ring...

The groove at the top of mine is for a snap ring to retain the bearing.

The spacer between the bearings is retained to the shaft by a dog-type grub screw. The tip of the screw has an unthreaded...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 94,106
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very impressive! Sounds like a 3D printer would...

Very impressive! Sounds like a 3D printer would be a good solution for the light boxes for anyone doing it now.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thinking about it again and how I came the the...

Thinking about it again and how I came the the conclusion that summit was Nason, I wonder if they changed brands since your call. All the Kirker paints I have seen ( and the eastwood paints) are 3:1...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm not some Dynon super-expert or anything, but...

I'm not some Dynon super-expert or anything, but I have installed and used the skyview system in my 6A and am quite familiar with it. I'm happy to lend a hand. I am based at Aerocountry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am running the iFly app on an android tablet...

I am running the iFly app on an android tablet and have zero issues with the ADSB in via wifi. I haven't changed any settings on the tablet. Maybe an issure with that App.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thry must have upped their prices for the new...

Thry must have upped their prices for the new year. The MS1 kit is $253 and the MS2 is $324
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Larry, Thank you for the feedback. While the...

Larry,

Thank you for the feedback. While the dual maps may not be of great advantage to me, the trim ability is for sure.

The MS 2 boxes look to be going for closer to $400 at the moment on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-11-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By WingsOnWheels
NoDiz ignition controller

So, I have been working on installing an EDIS system with Megajolt ECU. I have yet to buy the megajolt. In the meantime I have become interested in the NoDiz ECU. There are advantages and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-08-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Bob, Sorry for the delay. Here is my housing...

Bob,

Sorry for the delay. Here is my housing drawing in inches. I don't have a detail drawing of the shaft since I repurposed one from a slick...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I made my own. Overall, it was one of the easier...

I made my own. Overall, it was one of the easier fiberglass projects on the plane.


https://i.ibb.co/HXDjTnN/20200102-230655.jpg (https://ibb.co/HXDjTnN)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The torch ended up working great. Took just a...

The torch ended up working great. Took just a couple minutes and everything came off clean.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the input. I think i am going to...

Thanks for the input. I think i am going to mount them to the engine mount on angle atrached via cushion clamps. I could always move thrm to the firewall later, but this looks to be the most...
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