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Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By db1yg
Flush Static

Hi Ken,

I used some beautiful flush mounted static ports that included some really neat "O" Ring sealed connectors on my last RV9a build. If memory serves, they were from a company out of the...
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,060
Posted By db1yg
HRT Prop

Hey Guys,

Late yesterday I talked with Bill K. of Whirlwind. He is involved with the testing of their propellers including the HRT74. Bill tells me that the new HRT74 prop is designed for 205 hp...
Forum: Propellers 08-29-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,060
Posted By db1yg
HRT

Thanks Bob,

Looking forward to the test results!

Cheers,

db
Forum: Propellers 08-29-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,060
Posted By db1yg
HRT74 Prop

Thanks for that Bob. The text is very informative and unambiguous. Wonder why they told at least two of us otherwise?? Think I will give them a call.

Cheers,
db
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,060
Posted By db1yg
New WW Prop

I thought the new WW was for 195hp or above aircraft--is that incorrect?
Got that from WW over the phone.

db
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By db1yg
Thanks

Thanks for the info guys.

I built my plane originally with the long James cowl/4"extension/fp Catto prop. I made the space between the spinner and cowl what I wanted with those components. What...
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By db1yg
Puzzled in Prescott

From the immortal words of Ricky Ricardo--"Splain this to me Lucy!"!

The request for an "explanation" is due to the fact that I am considering the move from my fixed pitch propeller to a Whirlwind...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-11-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By db1yg
AirFlow Performance

I converted my 0-360 RV9a from carb to FI back a couple of years ago using the AFP unit that does not require the return system. Works great and Don and his folks are very helpful after the sale. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,374
Posted By db1yg
La Posada

And if you do stop by for lunch or dinner at the Turquoise Room, be sure to have their signature black bean and corn chowder soup--incredible!!!

Cheers,

db
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,374
Posted By db1yg
La Posada

If you are interested in the history of route 66 and the Santa Fe line it follows, land at Winslow, AZ and go to the only restored Harvey House resort from the golden age of rail travel! It sits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By db1yg
Pitot/Static

Name of the place in Prescott is Air Craftsman. I have my pitot static completed by them!

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By db1yg
Paint

She is a beauty!!!!

Cheers,

db
Forum: Propellers 07-27-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By db1yg
Catto Torque

My data plate (2015 carbon/glass 3 blade composite for 180hp/360) shows 40 ft lbs. One half inch bolts.

Cheers,

db
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By db1yg
Whistling 9A

A friend of my brother noticed my 9a's whistle while I was in the pattern for landing. Since the whistle indicates aerodynamic "obstruction" I figured that if I could find it and correct it, it had...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-30-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By db1yg
Video

Thanks for the video post John!,
The only thing missing was the sound of that engine as he did the fly by/pitch out!!

Cheers,

db
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-26-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By db1yg
The Bogie

Actually, the wings are wood but much of the fuselage is steel tube and aluminum. Modern materials such as carbon fiber were also used in areas like some of the complex segments of the cowl. The...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-25-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By db1yg
Allison

Hi John,

Normally you would be right---but Bob's Spitfire is actually a full scale home built Spitfire based on the original plans!!! Took him many years to build it and he decided to install the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-24-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By db1yg
9DB---BOGIE AT 8 O'CLOCK!!!!!!!!!

http://i66.tinypic.com/2cpyemx.jpg

Never mind---it is a friendly.

Actually, there were nine friendlies!!! You see, at KPRC we have a rather large contingent of pilots on our "Fly to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,388
Posted By db1yg
Vapor Issue

Hi Greg,

Ref your fuel vapor issue--another way of reducing this is to increase the "head pressure" by going down in injector restrictor size. I believe the stock injector restrictors for the 180...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By db1yg
Improvement!

Hey Greg,

From sustained OT in the 240's and having to run well ROP to control temps to 210-215 and able to run the mixture where you want is quite an improvement--especially given the test...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By db1yg
Results

Hey Greg,

Did you get the diffuser/cooler installed?

What were the results?

Cheers,

db
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By db1yg
Roger, sorry for the delay---don't get on the...

Roger, sorry for the delay---don't get on the site as often as I used to---BillL is correct. If you simply rivet an aluminum 4" flange onto the rear baffle wall you are left with very sharp (90...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By db1yg
Oil Cooler Ducting

Hi Greg,

I will be at the airport tomorrow. I will pull the top cowl and take some pics for you!

Full time job, 40 minute commute, AND a two yr old at home--l would say you have your hands...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By db1yg
Oil Cooling

Hi Greg,

I have a 9a with an IO360, James cowl and plenum, and a firewall mounted cooler. Started out with a 3" scat from the back of the #4 to the SW 8406 and was not satisfied with the oil temp...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-10-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By db1yg
Tommy

Hi Larry,

I knew Tommy----he was considered one of the "RV Wise Men" from the Lockhart, Texas airport. Until his latter years he could frequently be found at the "Plane Talk Hanger" in Lockhart...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By db1yg
Congrats

Hi Greg,

Congratulations on a job well done-----you are going to love the 360/RV9a combo----fast--efficient---and low maintenance!! Great mid to high altitude cross country machine. As I know you...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,685
Posted By db1yg
James Cowl/Etc

Hi Rockwood,

You are welcome--pm any time.

You are going to love that 9a. If aerobatics is not your thing, the 9a airframe provides an incredibly capable, fun to fly, and efficient cross country...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,685
Posted By db1yg
Rings

Good catch Bill!

Cheers,

db
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,685
Posted By db1yg
GEEEZZ

The OP asked for opinions from people who have EXPERIENCE with a James Cowl and a Catto Prop. That is what was provided. If one wants to convince him of the benefits of a Low Vi/Vo system-and a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,685
Posted By db1yg
James Cowl Catto Prop

Hi Rockwood,

I installed that combo back in 2005 and have been flying it since--only change being an updated Catto 3 blade to replace the 2005 vintage and a change from carb to FI.

You mention that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,599
Posted By db1yg
Hypochondriac Tomb Stone

Mel,

I almost choked on my cereal when I read that statement about hypochondriacs--the laugh made my day!

Cheers,

db
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,599
Posted By db1yg
Catto Props

I believe they made 3 props for the various world record attempts. Nicole tells me that the blade design was basically the same as that currently produced for our RV aircraft but with a LOT more...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,637
Posted By db1yg
James Cowl and Plenum

Used to belong to a builders club that was responsible for the construction of several RVs. My 9a was the only one that we built with a James cowl and plenum (this was in 2005-06) although my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,759
Posted By db1yg
What Dan Said

I also used solvent based Jet Flex back in 2005 when we painted the interior of my RV9a. It went on over two part primer. The stuff is like powder coating----it is near impossible to scratch, is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,607
Posted By db1yg
Well, still No

I don't think anyone is disagreeing with Steve's post on this subject--quite the contrary.

Let's look at the third sentence in the Steve's quoted posting: "What IS true is that for a statically...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,607
Posted By db1yg
Conventional Aircraft

When Pete said "conventional aircraft" I assumed he meant front engine propeller driven machines like our RV's---not sail planes. As we learn in Private Pilot training, the cg range on a particular...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-10-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,607
Posted By db1yg
Changing the Horizontal Incidence

You can change it after construction. If I remember correctly, there is some info in the back of my RV9a build manual on doing just that. Solo, I had about 3/8ths of an inch of the front counter wt...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,729
Posted By db1yg
Hi Steve, Agree with others--sounds like a bad...

Hi Steve,

Agree with others--sounds like a bad battery. Put your volt meter on the battery, crank the engine, and note the voltage. I bet it will drop to 10 volts or less--even though it will read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,209
Posted By db1yg
Hey Nick, Better to verify that it was simply...

Hey Nick,

Better to verify that it was simply sitting with no airflow across the cylinders too long on the ground than to take off and find it was something else!!!!

Looks like two people "cut and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By db1yg
Lyc Rebuild

Hi Jack,

IF you need to rebuild, there are many good shops--however, I would highly recommend America's Aircraft Engines!! Talk with Steve Fowler--owner.
Take a look at their web site testimonials...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,074
Posted By db1yg
Hi Ed, Glad you are back at it---having gone...

Hi Ed,

Glad you are back at it---having gone through 3 levels of lumbar fusion I can safely say I know 3/5ths of what you have gone through. Best advice is to keep moving to gain back the max...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By db1yg
Connectorize??

I have an impulse mag (Slick 4371) on the left and a LS Hall effect sensor on the right. I cut the AFS rpm sensor (think I talked with Rob about it first--many yrs ago) within 6 inches of the sensor...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 46,739
Posted By db1yg
LS plus Slick

I have been running a LS Plasma III for the top plugs (auto plugs) and a Slick mag for the bottom plugs (Tempest) since 2006. The LS has never faltered but the Slick has failed twice!! I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,705
Posted By db1yg
In my 9a, I used the same equipment/bottle size...

In my 9a, I used the same equipment/bottle size as Bruce and mounted mine on the back of the passenger seat. I can reach the valve from the pilots seat and it does not reduce the space in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,796
Posted By db1yg
James Plenum

Mine was "racked" from corner to corner--had to cut off the rear flange and re glass it, remake the front flange, and realign the inlet areas. It would have been easier for me to have made my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By db1yg
Spinal Fusion

Hi Ed,

Had it done to me -- twice--when you are young you think you are indestructible--but Mother Nature always evens things out!! First time in 1985--second in 2007--L3 thru S1. If you want to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,449
Posted By db1yg
Hey David, Did you see any change in cruise...

Hey David,

Did you see any change in cruise speeds before/after the mod.???

Cheers,

db
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,212
Posted By db1yg
After four years running my old Cherokee 180...

After four years running my old Cherokee 180 (1966 model) the way I described in the second post, I installed a single probe egt Alcor instrument. Can't remember which cylinder it was on (this was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,203
Posted By db1yg
Hey Mike, Glad to hear you "got er dun"!! Not...

Hey Mike,

Glad to hear you "got er dun"!!

Not familiar with piano wire---do you have any pics of your installation.

I still need to fix the pivot point attach like you did---before I wear the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,212
Posted By db1yg
Piper Leaning

A Cherokee 180 was my first plane--flew that old beast for 5years. Sounds like mine had similar instrumentation--little to none!

I leaned to engine roughness, then enrichened until smooth--worked...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,203
Posted By db1yg
Hi Mike, No, I did not have an "all thread" bolt...

Hi Mike,

No, I did not have an "all thread" bolt and I used solid mild steel tubing spacers (vs stacks of washers), cut to the appropriate size. This reduces the "play" in the attach point. You do...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,203
Posted By db1yg
Talking Repairs

While I had the masters apart, I put the center shaft in a drill press--clamping in the press at the top end which is never in contact with an o ring inside the cylinder and then used 600-1200-2000...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,203
Posted By db1yg
Ditto

Hi Mike,

I had the same issue with my units on the pilots side only. Mine were actually leaking around the top where the center shaft exits the housing--and then running down the back side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,021
Posted By db1yg
Talking Odyssey Charger

Luv2fly,

I offer the following assuming that you can detect no "cold" voltage drains.

What I, and several others on this site have found, is that keeping the Odyssey charger connected at all times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By db1yg
Medium Tint

My experience is the same as Bill. The medium was not available back in 2004 when I was building 9db so I bought the canopy direct from Todd. I do not fly much at night but when I have it has not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,074
Posted By db1yg
Hi Ralph, I just saw your comments/questions...

Hi Ralph,

I just saw your comments/questions regarding the propeller tests in post #7--sorry for the late response--been out of town.

You asked why the 2005 was not superior to the new design due...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By db1yg
Congratulations Jim!!! The first flight is an...

Congratulations Jim!!! The first flight is an experience you will never ever forget!!

Happy phase 1.

Cheers,

db
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,074
Posted By db1yg
The following pics show the blade shape of the...

The following pics show the blade shape of the newer Catto. In the first pic the new blade is on top with my 2005 fiberglass on the bottom. The second pic gives you some idea of how the blade root...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,688
Posted By db1yg
Thanks Dan--the first pic in post #21 is the...

Thanks Dan--the first pic in post #21 is the Vetterman experiment that I was remembering---just don't know what he got in performance changes.

Ref Bryan's RV10---does that center fairing in Mike's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,688
Posted By db1yg
Smile If my memory serves me, Larry Vetterman tested...

If my memory serves me, Larry Vetterman tested something close to this concept on his 7a -- and then abandoned it. He moved the exhaust outboard, faired them in, and faired in the center section by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,074
Posted By db1yg
Hi Scott, If we do not have anyone who has the...

Hi Scott,

If we do not have anyone who has the comparitive data on the two blade vs three blade now---I have a buddy here in Prescott who just ordered the new design two blade and he also has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,074
Posted By db1yg
2005 Catto 3 Blade vs 2014 Catto 3

Latest Catto Design


I recently had the opportunity to test some of Craig Catto’s latest designs on my 2006 RV9a/180. Since I had been talking to him about my need for more pitch and the fact that...
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