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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,251
Posted By Toobuilder
Mine does. Not the full 45 -50 working...

Mine does. Not the full 45 -50 working pressure, but it will hold 15+ PSI for several days.
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Toobuilder
Mine slings grease in the winter months but...

Mine slings grease in the winter months but tightens up when the weather warms up.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,958
Posted By Toobuilder
I sure do. There are provisions to attach various...

I sure do. There are provisions to attach various clamps and shields to the mount just for that purpose and most that I've seen do just that. The SDS pickup and mount themselves would withstand...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,958
Posted By Toobuilder
Indeed, that demon seems to have been tamed for...

Indeed, that demon seems to have been tamed for the most part, but not eliminated. There are still very real mechanical issues that every Pmag owner needs to check for. Bearing condition and magnet...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,958
Posted By Toobuilder
Plenty. It was one of the major operational...

Plenty. It was one of the major operational hurdles the company had to work through. It's caused by both software and mechanical issues - the latter being one of the reasons you are required to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-12-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep, I sent a PM minutes after the listing. ...

Yep, I sent a PM minutes after the listing. We'll see.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Toobuilder
And let's not pretend here... There is 9+ years...

And let's not pretend here... There is 9+ years of pent up frustration involved with this subject. This thread is going to be a wild ride, and everyone knows it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Toobuilder
This is not a performance comparison thread -...

This is not a performance comparison thread - that one is coming. And we can expect that the mechanical integration of the P-200 has improved over the ones I've been flying for 15 years. We hope. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Toobuilder
Sure, but let's put that in perspective. I've...

Sure, but let's put that in perspective. I've been flying Pmags since 2005, and held a "deposit" on the 6 banger for a while. I'm "invested". But in the time that Emag started taking deposits on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Toobuilder
Well, in many cases they DID "owe us"... They...

Well, in many cases they DID "owe us"... They had my deposit for the 6 banger model in their bank account for a LONG time before I finally gave up and went with SDS.

In retrospect, I guess I should...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By Toobuilder
Didn't want to hijack a CPI-2 thread, but since...

Didn't want to hijack a CPI-2 thread, but since it was asked, I measured my CPI-1 at 1.69 amps at 2700RPM. This was a 6 cylinder, single ignition only.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Toobuilder
Im using 1/8 od tube and push lock fittings for...

Im using 1/8 od tube and push lock fittings for all pneumatic lines from MSC direct. It's like spaghetti in appearance and forms just as easily.
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Toobuilder
The poll isn't the subject of this thread, but...

The poll isn't the subject of this thread, but since you brought it up, the response rate is consistent with other polls on this forum. If this one is invalid as an indicator, then so are...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Toobuilder
Then you should vote for the first group. We all...

Then you should vote for the first group. We all have the option to relax privacy during flight, but we currently DO NOT have the option to restore it to pre 2020 levels.
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Toobuilder
Question Is There a Technical Reason to Include N Number in 1090ES Broadcast

We know that UAT has an "anonymous" mode - and presumably this strips out the N number from the broadcast when sqwawking 1200. Is there any technical reason why 1090ES does not offer this option? ...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Toobuilder
It's your right to not care, just as it is my...

It's your right to not care, just as it is my right to desire privacy. This poll is simply here to find out what the group thinks without the stigma of having to defend their choice in a public...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Toobuilder
I've had great service from my Kat's 150w unit on...

I've had great service from my Kat's 150w unit on my 540. Gets heat all the way to the rocker covers in a few hours. About $35 on Amazon.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Toobuilder
You can find the drive ratio and rotation...

You can find the drive ratio and rotation direction in your Lycoming manual or TCDS for your engine model. The increase/decrease pressure depends on whether the prop has counterweights or not. If...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Toobuilder
I went to pcu5000.com and though I've lost the...

I went to pcu5000.com and though I've lost the email now I could swear the price for my Rocket governor was $1295.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Toobuilder
Suggest you get a quote directly from PCU. I got...

Suggest you get a quote directly from PCU. I got one (a quote) just a few months ago and it was less than anything listed in this thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,422
Posted By Toobuilder
I have demonstrated the ability to get from my...

I have demonstrated the ability to get from my front door in Mojave to my buddy's front door in the DFW area in under 6 hours with the Rocket (and that includes a fuel stop). That's faster than the...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Toobuilder
Good stuff Larry!

Good stuff Larry!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Toobuilder
The front of the -8 seems smaller than it...

The front of the -8 seems smaller than it actually is due to the canopy rails and the gear leg towers. That is one of the biggest things to

You notice when switching back and forth between the -8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Toobuilder
Lots of threads on this subject and plenty of...

Lots of threads on this subject and plenty of opinions. All I can tell you is that before you write off the -8 as a "selfish" choice, spend some time in one. I have a lot of hours going cross...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Toobuilder
Well, 12 hours later and there's an overwhelming...

Well, 12 hours later and there's an overwhelming (though not unexpected) consensus. Seems people in this day and age consider privacy relevant.

Good to know.

Still running the typical norm of 20%...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Toobuilder
Question ADS-B Privacy

The ADS-B deadline is rapidly approaching and many of us are now facing a new reality in flying. Many of the prior ADSB threads feature a wide range of opinions and often turn political. This one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Toobuilder
Intake leaks manifest most at high vacuum (closed...

Intake leaks manifest most at high vacuum (closed throttle), so I'd look there first.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By Toobuilder
Not going to comment on the specifics of the 45...

Not going to comment on the specifics of the 45 degree cutoff, but I do complement the dedication to such detail. Weight is the enemy in airplanes, and every chunk of unneeded aluminum that finds...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Bob, not sure if you have ever been in the...

Bob, not sure if you have ever been in the military, but those of us that have understand the concept of OPSEC. And some of us are required to be aware of and adhere to some significant security...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By Toobuilder
How about titanium Hi-loc fasteners for the wing...

How about titanium Hi-loc fasteners for the wing center section and titanium plate for the straps? Bet that would save 5 pounds.
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Sam, you can feign insult, but by your own...

Sam, you can feign insult, but by your own admission you're the guy who tracks the comings and goings of your neighbors for your own entertainment. And since this is an ADSB centric thread, that...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Some people value their privacy more than you do...

Some people value their privacy more than you do Sam. And there is a near certainty that some of your airpark neighbors that you track for your own entertainment feel just as strongly about it as we...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Toobuilder
The last few posts have me confused. The 430,...

The last few posts have me confused. The 430, GRT WS and Digiflight II I've been flying for years provided flawless altitude capture from the EFIS. Once the AP was engaged, all commands were from...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep. I know of several people who have been...

Yep. I know of several people who have been through the same thing. It's ugly.

My only hope is that once the fleet is fully equipped, enough people (or maybe one, with enough pull) are going to...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Sam it's clear we are a million miles apart on...

Sam it's clear we are a million miles apart on this and that's just fine. But there is one point I need to clarify. You and others in this thread have discussed taking an interest in the goings on...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm not in a position to determine what behavior...

I'm not in a position to determine what behavior society seems unacceptable - I just live here. I just don't think pilots get a "pass" on an activity that, in in virtually any other circumstance,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
I appreciate the invite Sam. I hope you are not...

I appreciate the invite Sam. I hope you are not offended that I cant extend the same to you.
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Public disclosure of personal information should...

Public disclosure of personal information should be up to the individual. I have no issue with Facebook, trip reports, or even if you have your own tracker and WANT to be watched. But people forget...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Let's not get pedantic. There is a big...

Let's not get pedantic. There is a big difference between watching airplanes (things), and taking an uninvited interest in where specific people are, and what they are doing. Both behaviors have...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By Toobuilder
In the TC world after a good PAPR or ground...

In the TC world after a good PAPR or ground check, they want to see the following statement "return to service statement":

The installed ADSB out system was shown to meet the equipment performance ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm not suggesting you are a creep Bob. I'm just...

I'm not suggesting you are a creep Bob. I'm just pointing out that following a person's progress as they go about their day does not become more or less acceptable based upon the vehicle they happen...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By Toobuilder
Where is the "like" button?

Where is the "like" button?
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By Toobuilder
I wasn't suggesting that you need a CS prop to...

I wasn't suggesting that you need a CS prop to fly IFR. I was only using the VFR/IFR mission as an example of hard mission requirements driving hard equipment requirements. If you must fly IFR, you...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By Toobuilder
Again, there is little debate that a light, well...

Again, there is little debate that a light, well built, fixed pitch RV is a strong performer. But the above statement discounts the requirements other people may have. And to that point, if one has...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By Toobuilder
If only all pilots had that level of awareness...

If only all pilots had that level of awareness and finesse. Based on what I hear in the pattern and from word of mouth, there are a lot of people chopping the power and "throwing out the boards".
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Ok, let's try the scenario in a different...

Ok, let's try the scenario in a different context:

A guy is hanging out in the Walmart parking lot and is watching cars come and go. Let's pretend he has the ability to Google license plates and...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By Toobuilder
You still use the throttle but the speed of the...

You still use the throttle but the speed of the airframe reacts quicker due to the governor adjusting blade pitch. This is generally a good thing but one should be aware of the limitations on...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By Toobuilder
This question comes up all the time and there are...

This question comes up all the time and there are plenty of opinions. The reality is, it's not an opinion question, it's something that can be solved with simple analysis.

But it requires solid...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
And it's that very fine line between benign...

And it's that very fine line between benign (though still creepy) snooping and nefarious intent that some of us find so disturbing.
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Also interesting, the outbound leg of the flight...

Also interesting, the outbound leg of the flight was in formation with another newly equipped ADSB aircraft and ATC asked wing (me) to "go to standby" for the flight.

It was my understanding that...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By Toobuilder
Well, I have the 375 installed and now have a...

Well, I have the 375 installed and now have a clean PAPR thanks to a recent cross country. I didn't talk to anybody during this flight to nowhere, and requesting the report was an afterthought. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,834
Posted By Toobuilder
As you say, the valve recession issues were a...

As you say, the valve recession issues were a problem with vintage cars but solved with hardened seats decades ago. I thought the aircraft engines were using hardened seats already - especially...
Forum: Northwest 12-14-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes, the rev limiter was programmed, but if you...

Yes, the rev limiter was programmed, but if you jam your car into 1st gear at freeway speed and drop the clutch, the engine RPM is going to the Moon even with key "OFF".
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks Justin. One more related question- is the...

Thanks Justin.

One more related question- is the 330ES also free from the ARINC requirement when using a 530W (instead of the 650)? If so, that makes another future installation simpler.
Forum: ADS-B 12-12-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks Justin. I guess I should have asked this...

Thanks Justin. I guess I should have asked this question yesterday. I'll turn the ARINC ports off and press on.

I'm going to send the 330 back home to get the ES upgrade so the airplane won't fly...
Forum: ADS-B 12-12-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Toobuilder
Question GTN650 + GTX330ES... Is ARINC required?

Just removed the 327 and installed the 330 to satisfy the ADS-B out requirement. Like the 327, I have serial IN (from the Dynon 180) to the 330 for altitude, as well as another channel IN/OUT...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Toobuilder
You have 4 hours on this engine and you are...

You have 4 hours on this engine and you are already flying at 2300 RPM? Was it broken in on a test stand?
Forum: Northwest 12-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By Toobuilder
It strikes me that you are using theoretical data...

It strikes me that you are using theoretical data to support a preconceived bias. Your comparison between the relative complexity of hydromechanical and electronic systems for example seems...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-11-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Toobuilder
So it looks like your tasks so far are as...

So it looks like your tasks so far are as follows:

1. Verify magnet position with a timing light
2. Adjust timing map to give you 25 degrees or less at anything more than 26 inches MP and 2750...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-11-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,961
Posted By Toobuilder
Please keep in mind that these troubling CHT...

Please keep in mind that these troubling CHT increases are related to an improper advance curve - the fact that it's electronic has nothing to do with that. Improperly timed Magneto's will cause the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-10-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Toobuilder
14:1 is pretty lean for takeoff power so that's a...

14:1 is pretty lean for takeoff power so that's a contributor. Let us know what the timing is doing - that's another big one. Assuming you are a standard compression PV engine, you should be under...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-10-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Toobuilder
For the take off event, what is your typical AFR...

For the take off event, what is your typical AFR and ignition timing?
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