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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Carlos151
Thumbs up Ted, I’ve got exactly your setup. I’ve got an...

Ted, I’ve got exactly your setup. I’ve got an IO360 with a Plasma III on the right side and I just finished replacing my Slick impulse mag with a Pmag on the left side.
So far, cold starts require...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Carlos151
I thought thatís what we were all talking about...

I thought thatís what we were all talking about :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Carlos151
Stay away from the A400!!

STAY AWAY FROM THE A400!! :mad: Spruce still sells the H3R A400 model which is the smallest Halon extinguisher you can get. There is no gauge on it and no provision to service it. They claim a 9...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Carlos151
+1 FlyLEDs

+1 for the wingtip mounted FlyLEDís. 2 amps per pair as opposed to 15 amps per pair on the MR16ís, less heat, way more light (totally subjective 4x more), easy drop in replacement.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Carlos151
Thatís what I had until I replaced it with a Pmag...

Thatís what I had until I replaced it with a Pmag last week. The P lead from the mag should go to terminal 1 with the jumper installed on the key switch. From terminal 1, the white/green wire...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Carlos151
Resistor?

Did you install the 30 kohm resistor between the ignition switch and pin 32 on the Dynon DB37 connector per the instructions on page 3-4? If the resistor is not installed the voltage spike from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Carlos151
What ignition?

The connections are different if you have a mag or electronic ignition. It also matters if you have a key switch or toggle switches for your ignition.
As an example, mag wiring that goes to a key...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Carlos151
Built mine in our temperature controlled...

Built mine in our temperature controlled basement. All clearance measurements were made prior to placing the fuselage on the gear. Rolled her out with the help of a car dolly under each wheel. ...
Forum: Rocket 07-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Carlos151
Falcon has no problems doing renewals with no...

Falcon has no problems doing renewals with no changes. They like your $$$$. I asked for a simple increase in liability coverage to $200k from $100k per passenger and a relocation of the plane to a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,048
Posted By Carlos151
I use Wash Wax All...

I use Wash Wax All (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/washwax.php) and it cleans up fuel spills, bugs, dirt or anything thatís on the aircraft with little or no effort. Just donít spray...
Forum: Rocket 07-21-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Carlos151
HORRIBLE customer service at Falcon. I would...

HORRIBLE customer service at Falcon. I would give Gallagher a call if I were you. 10 years with Falcon and you could see the steady decline. Five minutes with Gallagher and it was a breath of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for Flyboy Accessories

Flyboy Accessories has the replacement locking pin and spring (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Locking-Pin-and-Spring-p/1104.htm) that fits the Vans tailwheel assembly as well as the upgraded...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Carlos151
Busy for Oshkosh maybe? No idea, but Abby was...

Busy for Oshkosh maybe? No idea, but Abby was usually really good about getting back on any inquiry. I would have her do the upholstery on any future airplane I build. Sometimes patience pays off....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for Fightline Interiors

Got my seats, side panels, stick boots and pushrod boots from Flightline Interiors (http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/rv4-rv8). Superior workmanship, outstanding quality.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,871
Posted By Carlos151
Plus One for Gallagher

So it's renewal time for my policy and I let my current broker, Falcon Insurance (EAA), know that I'm moving my airplane to a private grass strip. I had specifically asked the rep if there were ANY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Carlos151
Might want to put a few bolts in to hold those...

Might want to put a few bolts in to hold those wings in place with the proper angles. The pins by definition are not holding anything tight. Drilling that rear spar is a one shot deal. You have to...
Forum: Reviews 06-30-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By Carlos151
+1

Prop wrench, oil filter wrench and oil cooler air shutter. All good stuff from Anti Splat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,061
Posted By Carlos151
Thanks. Already swapped out the tail wheel fork...

Thanks. Already swapped out the tail wheel fork with the Screaming Eagle fork (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Screaming-Eagle-Retrofit-Tailwheel-Fork-p/1100.htm) and put the Lightweight Tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,061
Posted By Carlos151
Muchas gracias Carlos. I figured it might be the...

Muchas gracias Carlos. I figured it might be the same tubes but just wanted to make sure. Just moved La Otra Chica to my new grass strip at TN26 and it's not as smooth as I'd like it just yet. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,061
Posted By Carlos151
What size inner tubes do you use on the 380x150-5...

What size inner tubes do you use on the 380x150-5 tires?
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Carlos151
Trig update

Ran into the same issue with my Trig TT31. The only way to update the software is through a Trig authorized service center. I checked a couple in the middle TN area and they did not instill a whole...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By Carlos151
Yup. Slides right off after removing two bolts. ...

Yup. Slides right off after removing two bolts. Every year I remove both calipers for the condition inspection and inspect the brake pads closely. Takes all of about 10 minutes to replace both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By Carlos151
Iíve got the Matco brakes on my Grove streamlined...

Iíve got the Matco brakes on my Grove streamlined gear. No trimming or changes required, bolts right on with zero modification. Per the plans, for the Cleveland brakes you have to remove one brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,236
Posted By Carlos151
Works great for GS with my Garmin GNC255 NAV/COMM...

Works great for GS with my Garmin GNC255 NAV/COMM (same as the SL30). GS frequency is 4x the ILS/VOR frequency so its a perfect match. No need for additional antennas IF your NAV radio has an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Carlos151
315 hours on mine when it cracked at the...

315 hours on mine when it cracked at the weld.
Cleaveland Tools is handling the replacements at no charge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Carlos151
Thanks John. Yup, mine has pro seal like the...

Thanks John. Yup, mine has pro seal like the instructions called for. Not sure how I'm going to pry that up. Don't mind drilling rivets out but with the paint, it presents a whole different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Carlos151
Pitot mast fail

Well I'm one of the unlucky ones that had a SafeAir1 pitot mast fail. After returning from some light acro yesterday as I was putting the pitot cover on I noticed something was not quite right. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,744
Posted By Carlos151
Press!!

One radio courtesy call.
No response, pass him/her up if you can.
Lots of students where I operate. I try to be patient but one of my biggest pet peeves is the complete and total lack of awareness...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,477
Posted By Carlos151
Do you happen to have the replacement gasket part...

Do you happen to have the replacement gasket part number?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,217
Posted By Carlos151
Go Navy!

http://i64.tinypic.com/2z6cn4z.jpg

The -8 looks great in a Navy Corsair paint scheme too. Hornets and Skyhawks in my past. The -8 is the only choice IMHO.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-21-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By Carlos151
TN Travel

Here's a few ideas for your travels through TN:


Lebanon, TN (M54): If you're coming through in August, the Wilson County Fair (https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/) has been voted the best county...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-20-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By Carlos151
Come on back to TN any time, just donít tell...

Come on back to TN any time, just donít tell everybody :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Carlos151
Donít drill!

+1 for Sikaflex.
Drill = cracks = repair
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,768
Posted By Carlos151
Zero noise

Got mine at the Oshkosh Flyboys booth last year and replaced my Vans halogens in September. Easily four times as bright (subjective observation) and the power draw went from 15 amps per pair to less...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,759
Posted By Carlos151
+1

Like Danny says, no comparison. Apples and oranges.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for Sika

+1 for Sika. No stress, no cracks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 139,071
Posted By Carlos151
Fast and Slow

As most of you know, joining the 200kt club in our machines is a regular occurrence. I was just out playing last week and with these crazy winds we've been having in the TN valley, I recorded my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,456
Posted By Carlos151
Nothing like opening up a whole other can of...

Nothing like opening up a whole other can of worms :eek:
Iíll put landing on a pitching deck at night in bad weather after flying over indian country and rearranging some real estate against your 8...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-19-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,445
Posted By Carlos151
Guns, guns, guns :D

Guns, guns, guns :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,644
Posted By Carlos151
Congrats Jon! As you can already tell, youíre...

Congrats Jon! As you can already tell, youíre going to love your new flying machine.
Cheers
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-12-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By Carlos151
Bad voltage regulator

Had my B&C LR3 voltage regulator die on the way to Oshkosh last year. Nathan helped me field troubleshoot the issue and narrow it down from the alternator to the voltage regulator. Then he had one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carlos151
It all depends on wether you primed the aircraft...

It all depends on wether you primed the aircraft or not :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carlos151
Vans instructions actually call for initial...

Vans instructions actually call for initial flight testing WITHOUT the wheel pants installed. Not asking anyone to do things twice or thrice, just right.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,329
Posted By Carlos151
The two additional plugs are LEMO plugs for the...

The two additional plugs are LEMO plugs for the Bose A20 headsets. Ships power for the headsets with batteries as a backup. I need to move the rear headset plug to the fuselage rib to prevent any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for pants off testing

As mentioned above, wheel pants can induce an adverse yaw if they are not installed perfectly symmetrical. If you flight test without the wheel pants then add them later you can narrow down the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,329
Posted By Carlos151
Hey Rob, here's how I wired mine up. Placed the...

Hey Rob, here's how I wired mine up. Placed the relay under the floorboards and installed the control switch on the right side panel. Connections to the seat heaters are finished off with a couple...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for a good ground

Like Bob mentioned, a good ground is key and having the full length of the antenna base leg sandwiched with the nutplates makes that happen. I attached the other legs of the antenna to the inner...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
eApis is free. $495???

eApis is free. $495???
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
Get the AOPA Bahamas guide

Is that $3640 per person? If so, seems a bit steep for me but what do I know. I can spend that on one airplane gizmo :D Sounds like fun either way. It all depends on what you want to do. Spend...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
Hey Jeff, Iím actually down at KMBT for now while...

Hey Jeff, Iím actually down at KMBT for now while we put a runway in just north of the racetrack and west of Fall Creek. Should have my ride home by next summer. Iím sure weíll cross paths sometime...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
Badges, we donít need no stinkiní badges.....:D

Badges, we donít need no stinkiní badges.....:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
Oracal 631

I used a product called Oracal 631 that worked great for temporary 12Ē numbers (someone else on this forum had recommended this). Iíve got military markings on the fuselage so I used a black sheet...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
Avoid KFPR Customs

KFPR Customs synopsis:

They open at 1000 so we filed to arrive at that time. Coming over West End airport, got a shortcut from Miami Center, direct KFPR which shaved off 15 minutes of flight time. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-16-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,587
Posted By Carlos151
MYBG

Iíd recommend Great Harbour Cay. Got an AirBnb right on the beach for a week last April and it was a blast. Not an island for night life or planned activities but a whole lot of peace and quiet. ...
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for the heat gun on low. Some plain rubbing...

+1 for the heat gun on low.
Some plain rubbing alcohol got rid of any residue. Tape had been on for 3 years; could have probably gone longer but it was starting to look a little ratty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By Carlos151
+1 for Danny

+1 with what Danny said

If you canít make due with 50 lbs of baggage in the front and 75 lbs in the back, you need to pick a warmer destination.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2z6cn4z.jpg

4.5 hours in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,523
Posted By Carlos151
Thumbs up Fly regularly = no rust

No worries, I fly mine at least once a week. I do agree that if you donít fly your aircraft regularly, your motor will likely turn into a rust bucket inside. The temperature regulated switch box is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,523
Posted By Carlos151
Unfortunately those mobile hot spots donít work...

Unfortunately those mobile hot spots donít work everywhere.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,523
Posted By Carlos151
Spoty cell coverage alternative

Here's a simple and relatively inexpensive temperature controlled switch for my Reiff engine preheater that I found on Amazon for $36.99:

http://i63.tinypic.com/2w555if.jpg

We've got relatively...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By Carlos151
Cleveland tool has a neat set to access tire...

Cleveland tool has a neat set to access tire valves.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Valve-Stem-Extension-_-Cap-Remover-Set/productinfo/VSSETW/#.W_MYphpMFvI

Drilled holes in the wheel pants that get...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 79,628
Posted By Carlos151
Congrats!

Congratulations Chris!!!
Great accomplishment. The more you fly it the more youíll love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Carlos151
Using a flame torch

Learned a neat trick from a fellow who used to work on fiberglass boats for a living. When you spread the diluted epoxy mix per Vans instructions (I added a small amount of micro balloons), take a...
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