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Forum: RV-10 12-11-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By KatanaPilot
Did you have the plastic SPRL cap or the more...

Did you have the plastic SPRL cap or the more expensive Aero metal cap? They are different animals which is why I'm trying to purchase the Aero model.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By KatanaPilot
Newton Fuel Caps/Flanges

Yes, Iíve used the search function.

Getting ready to build our RV-10 fuel tanks and would like to install the nicer Newton Aero 300 caps. Iíve been unable to find the correct part number for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By KatanaPilot
Cleaveland Tool

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Countersink-Jig-for-RV-Trailing-Edge-Wedge/productinfo/DJ25/#.XA8JmopOlvI
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By KatanaPilot
You are correct. I removed the jumper and limited...

You are correct. I removed the jumper and limited the maximum advance. That is the B curve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By KatanaPilot
The Pmags (114) were several years old, but had...

The Pmags (114) were several years old, but had only test stand hours and then were sent back for inspection and upgrade to the latest firmware before being reinstalled on the engine.

The jumper is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By KatanaPilot
If you have a horizontal screen sump, you would...

If you have a horizontal screen sump, you would also want to remove the Christen 805 sump plug (the plug installed with the special installation tool). You would also need to replace the sump screen...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks for the suggestions. Obviously some...

Thanks for the suggestions. Obviously some troubleshooting to do. Worst case is I find nothing.

I think we did a good job on the install and were careful to keep wires separated and protected.

Iíll...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By KatanaPilot
Rough Running

I had an unusual experience on a flight back home earlier this week. Had four legs that day without issue.

Titan IO-360, Hartzell constant speed, dual Pmags, about 85 hours on the engine. It has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By KatanaPilot
No check valves. The CH48108-1 oil filter has an...

No check valves.

The CH48108-1 oil filter has an "anti-drainback" valve - which is nothing more than a flapper on the dirty side. But the oil seeps from the dirty side through the filter media and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By KatanaPilot
Do you have an angle oil filter adapter? If so,...

Do you have an angle oil filter adapter? If so, the oil filter will empty back into the engine and has to refill after start before oil pressure will rise and indicate.

My engine does that and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,729
Posted By KatanaPilot
BL Plenum

The bare plenum was almost too nice to paint, but Jonathan McCormick at PlaneSchemers/Evoke Aviation had a little fun with mine.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nlru8evna8smtd0/IMG_3084.JPG?dl=0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,729
Posted By KatanaPilot
Email me

I have several pictures of Frank Huberís install (he was kind enough to show us how itís done) and more of our install.

Email me if you want me to send them to you. Unfortunately I have not taken...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,282
Posted By KatanaPilot
A couple of minor issues with this post. The tail...

A couple of minor issues with this post. The tail feathers might or might not meet Synergy standards. The Synergy Air (both Eugene and Atlanta) 2018 shop rate is $75 per hour. Synergy is NOT a pro...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By KatanaPilot
If the SFA air conditioning system weighs 90...

If the SFA air conditioning system weighs 90 pounds, it's a lot heavier than the system they copied - which weighs around 50 pounds. To be fair, the original does not include the overhead console,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,034
Posted By KatanaPilot
Talk about shock cooling

At UND, multi engine instructors in the Piper Seminole shut an engine down on upwind using the fuel shutoff valve. They do this in the winter in Grand Forks, ND.

The engines (O-360) usually make...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-25-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By KatanaPilot
Call TS Flightlines or Aircraft Specialty

As Larry stated, the fuel lines are the difficult part. Van's will sell you the install kit without the pump and filter. That's what I did on our project when converting to FI.

I would recommend a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By KatanaPilot
I will buy them. PM sent. Thanks.

I will buy them. PM sent. Thanks.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By KatanaPilot
And a set for me too, please.

And a set for me too, please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By KatanaPilot
Yes, but how much manuever margin do you have at...

Yes, but how much manuever margin do you have at 65 knots when someone cuts you off?

Iím with John. I want additional energy to be able to aggressively manuever and get out of dodge when someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,494
Posted By KatanaPilot
Former neighbor from Mallard's Landing lives...

Former neighbor from Mallard's Landing lives there. I'll PM you with his contact information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By KatanaPilot
Agreed

Although I can't do back to back comparisons with a different prop, the Hartzell composite on our RV-7A is a great performer. We had a similar one on our DA40, which is why I was not hesitant (other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By KatanaPilot
So how does one rationalize two airplanes? I...

So how does one rationalize two airplanes?

I try to buy the best tools I can afford and I’ve never regretted it. That being said, it’s easy to get distracted by the newest shiny object and lose...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-16-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,034
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thank you!

Thanks to the guys at SDS for spending a couple hours with me yesterday at their facility in Calgary. I enjoyed meeting them and getting a better understanding of their system. Good also to see...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-16-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By KatanaPilot
Production Versions?

Is FlyEFII shipping production versions of their System 32 or do you have a Beta test unit? Iím looking at both of the better known systems trying to make a determination which (if either) to install...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By KatanaPilot
I understand the SFA unit is basically a copy of...

I understand the SFA unit is basically a copy of another available unit out there. The SFA kit has a digital control panel, which the "original" does not, as well as an overhead duct.

I already...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,321
Posted By KatanaPilot
Dan, I suggest you contact one of the engineers...

Dan,

I suggest you contact one of the engineers from Lord. I found her very responsive to a mount removal question we had.

Cynthia S. Reid, P.E. // Staff Engineer, Product Support Engineering
LORD...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,903
Posted By KatanaPilot
Jonathan and his team at Evoke/Plane Schemers is...

Jonathan and his team at Evoke/Plane Schemers is as good as it gets.

Prepare to be amazed at the attention to detail and the quality of the finished product. I know we were.

Congrats!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,847
Posted By KatanaPilot
Can't help you with what to do on your engine,...

Can't help you with what to do on your engine, but as another data point -

Titan/ECI O-360, circa 2011, also Cerminil cylinders and with only two hours of test stand time - had significant scoring...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,408
Posted By KatanaPilot
So how heavy was that Lexus/Toyota V8 and how...

So how heavy was that Lexus/Toyota V8 and how much power did it produce?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By KatanaPilot
Incredible Accomplishment

Vern is a DAR extraordinaire and more importantly - a really fine human being.
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By KatanaPilot
G3X Touch

I have a new RV-7A with a full Garmin G3X touch panel build by Stein. The plane is currently at Newnan (KCCO) but I usually have it at Mallard's Landing (GA04).

Panel picture may be found here...
Forum: Interiors 09-20-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,709
Posted By KatanaPilot
Beautiful Interior!

Thanks Luke for your comments on our plane. We love the interior - beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail. There were many compliments about the interior when the plane was on display at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By KatanaPilot
Don't be sad

I expect you will be thrilled with Jonathan's design and attention to detail on the painting of your airplane. We certainly were.

Don't be surprised if it takes a little longer than originally...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By KatanaPilot
Here's one for the wings

Enjoyed meeting you this week Hutch. Here are plans for a wing cradle very similar to what you saw in the hangar.

https://goo.gl/images/DM17yd
Forum: Job Board 08-16-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,268
Posted By KatanaPilot
Synergy Air South is Hiring!

We are currently looking for Build Assist Technicians to join our team of highly skilled and friendly people committed to helping new builders achieve the best aircraft possible. We do this by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,326
Posted By KatanaPilot
Bill Lane Plenum

BL plenum on an RV-7A IO-360 (Titan Lycoming clone).

Takes about 15 minutes to remove for inspection of the engine. Oil temps have not gone above 182 despite 95 degree Georgia heat. CHT's have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By KatanaPilot
But then it would have been more difficult to...

But then it would have been more difficult to install.

I had the pleasure of meeting Bill at OSH this year. Hopefully we can talk him into finding a third party to produce his plenum for others. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,932
Posted By KatanaPilot
Safety trumps comfort

I can comfortably operate my RV-7A at 90 knots. However, when you have a Cub ahead of you barely doing 70, an Extra that cuts in high and fast from above and then S-turns, you have aircraft to your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,932
Posted By KatanaPilot
First time flying in to OSH this year. Flew from...

First time flying in to OSH this year. Flew from the Atlanta area with a neighbor pilot and made two fuel stops. Got to Ripon area as the weather improved to find Green Lake over saturated. Tried a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By KatanaPilot
Congrats Jeff!

I know you worked hard to build that beautiful airplane. Commuting from Hawaii to Eugene was above and beyond! Hope you have many hours of safe and enjoyable flying.

I enjoyed meeting you and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 430,356
Posted By KatanaPilot
Another Plane Schemers/Evoke Aviation RV

My apologies - I haven't taken the time to figure out how to post pictures directly, so I'm still stuck in the dark ages using a Dropbox link.

We are beyond thrilled with the execution of the design...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By KatanaPilot
I also installed the internal rudder stop on our...

I also installed the internal rudder stop on our RV-7A. I did not like how the spar deflected, nor how easy it was to move the rudder past the desired deflection limits, as the internal stop is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 430,356
Posted By KatanaPilot
Having the plane painted before first flight was...

Having the plane painted before first flight was my preference, the advice of many of my neighbors here and the current practice at Synergy Air who assisted me in my build.

That being said, Jonathan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 430,356
Posted By KatanaPilot
Congratulations!

That is a beautiful plane. Jonathan and his crew are true artists and craftsmen.

My RV-7A is right behind yours in line at Evoke. Hope it turns out half as nice!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By KatanaPilot
Does anyone know a good source and part numbers...

Does anyone know a good source and part numbers for this or equivalent tape? I know I can get it from Van's, but the shipping will cost as much as the tape. If I can source it locally, I can get it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By KatanaPilot
There are limited hookup sites available at Camp...

There are limited hookup sites available at Camp Scholler, but they are fairly expensive and you have to pay from the time you reserve until the end of the show. They are power and water, no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By KatanaPilot
Or use this tool designed for this task...

Or use this tool designed for this task -

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Drill-Jig-for-RV-Trailing-Edge-Wedge/productinfo/DJ25/#.WyUQD6knbu4
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,599
Posted By KatanaPilot
Ask the experts

Call or email SynergyAir (http://synergyair.com/). 541-603-8175

They have built most of the S-LSA RV-12's for Van's and have helped quite a few homebuilders with their RV-14's. I expect they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By KatanaPilot
Agreed!

http://www1.und.edu/features/2015/01/aerobatic-team.cfm

My son went there after visiting several other colleges with aviation programs. He could have been on the beach in Florida, but he thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By KatanaPilot
Hey Joop! Glad to hear you will be at OSH this...

Hey Joop!

Glad to hear you will be at OSH this year. Will your son be there with you?

Hope to have the RV-7A there and our other RV (a motorhome). We will have you over for dinner one night....
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,728
Posted By KatanaPilot
FAR 23.335 - Design Airspeeds

Clean stalling speed V sub s.

If the published stall speeds are flaps down and the calculations for maneuvering speed(s) by the OP are using those speeds, then I believe the Va speeds being...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,191
Posted By KatanaPilot
All understood. I've submitted my order with the...

All understood. I've submitted my order with the items I wanted to delete and now I'm just waiting to hear back from Barb or Anne-Marie.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,256
Posted By KatanaPilot
There is a wealth of information regarding the...

There is a wealth of information regarding the Alaska Capstone project and the positive impact on safety that the SV and ADS-B installations provided.

My son had a summer job between college...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,191
Posted By KatanaPilot
Seat Assembly?

Anyone delete the seat assembly (CA SEAT ASSEMBLY -10) and purchase aftermarket?

What I can't tell from the packing list is if these are both the seat structure and the upholstered cushions or...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,191
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks for the advice and the suggestions. Hope...

Thanks for the advice and the suggestions. Hope to order the finish kit next week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By KatanaPilot
Agreed

Jonathan did the design for our RV-7A and is painting it, as well. Highly recommended.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,790
Posted By KatanaPilot
Question

Would registering the airplane as an assembly of parts vs. a kit also prevent use of the additional pilot during Phase I testing per AC 90-116?
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,191
Posted By KatanaPilot
RV-10 Finish Kit deletions

I did a rudimentary search, but I'm lazy and it's easier to start a new thread.

I'm getting ready to order my RV-10 finish kit. I deleted the main windscreen from the fuselage kit and plan to use...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,121
Posted By KatanaPilot
+1 for in-use training. Since Stein built and...

+1 for in-use training. Since Stein built and wired my panel, I don't need training on how-to wire a panel. Training on the operation of the G3X, G5, GTN series, etc. would be quite valuable. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By KatanaPilot
Only 19 hours into Phase 1 testing, but I've been...

Only 19 hours into Phase 1 testing, but I've been pretty happy with these -

https://bullerent.com/product/rv-canopy-guide/

I was too lazy to make my own. Had Stein make my panel too since I like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By KatanaPilot
You can do the same with the Christen. Christen...

You can do the same with the Christen. Christen sells the vacuum pad adapter, Raven sells a less expensive one which works with either system. We installed the Christen system and used the Raven...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By KatanaPilot
My A&P son was there helping. We expected the...

My A&P son was there helping. We expected the usual mess, but there was none.

Further research with Champion and Continental/ECI indicates this is normal and the way these filters work with 90...
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