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Forum: My RV Build Project 12-12-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,988
Posted By MarkW
I had been wondering about Smitty as well. When I...

I had been wondering about Smitty as well. When I started building in 2011 his was the best build site out there. Like you though I passed his build. He got me through the early parts though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By MarkW
Greg, I noticed a rise in the elevator horn...

Greg,
I noticed a rise in the elevator horn during Phase 1 and added a shim to the front of the HS attach points. (thicker than the one on the plans)
It was small as I did not want to modify the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By MarkW
Pedal location

The pedals can be located as far as possible without touching firewall, fuel line or parking brake. Keep in mind that should also include full rudder deflection in either direction. The links that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By MarkW
I personally believe in convection. I have two...

I personally believe in convection.
I have two holes and grills but no fan. My assumption is that the heat behind the panel will build to the top and create it's own flow if it gets warm enough.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By MarkW
I found this with a quick Google search. It...

I found this with a quick Google search.
It appears to have come from a discussion on the Sonex site.

http://i.imgur.com/WXLeemC.png

I believe that at the temperature we deal with it is not the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By MarkW
Larry, Is the Garmin won't update at OSH anymore...

Larry,
Is the Garmin won't update at OSH anymore a new thing.
I had mine done this year.
I think every other year for the par five I have had mine updated at OSH.
Easy enough to crawl under the panel...
Forum: Reviews 11-08-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,566
Posted By MarkW
I think Flyboy Accessories is your best...

I think Flyboy Accessories is your best bet.
http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Lightweight-Tailwheel-Tire-p/1002.htm
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By MarkW
I am with Larry on this one. Never seen it just...

I am with Larry on this one.
Never seen it just wipe off the overlay like that without further damage.
Hopefully BillL will be along as this is his specialty.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By MarkW
Hey Bill, I have had mine set to auto and have...

Hey Bill,
I have had mine set to auto and have not had an issue.
That is not to say that the chart loading time is not a bother.
I would assume you are seeing the same delay as the normal chart...
Forum: GPS 11-06-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By MarkW
I updated my GTN650 to the new 6.50 software and...

I updated my GTN650 to the new 6.50 software and had an issue. It had me concerned because I was flying to DC the next morning. I was getting the same errors you are. A call to Garmin had me going...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-05-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,870
Posted By MarkW
Good job Greg, Well worth the effort.

Good job Greg,
Well worth the effort.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,511
Posted By MarkW
During my build I had heard of issues with the...

During my build I had heard of issues with the upper cowl bowing up during flight due to the cowl pressure and the slack in the pins.
I also did not like the short pin on one side and a long one on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By MarkW
I don't know about the GAD27 as that is before my...

I don't know about the GAD27 as that is before my time but I can tell you that the G3X system with servos will do trim speed control well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By MarkW
Hey Bob, Many of us call the Princeton a...

Hey Bob,
Many of us call the Princeton a converter. It converts the 12v to a 0-5v output with resitance change from the capacitance plates.
The G3X reads the 0-5v. You'll see when you calibrate that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By MarkW
Forget EGT's. Just keep playing with it until you...

Forget EGT's. Just keep playing with it until you get max rpm.
But as Larry says that should be just rich of peak.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By MarkW
Yes. I would want to get input from CS prop guys...

Yes.
I would want to get input from CS prop guys but as I said I believe that they pull rpms back a little for best speed.
Plus I would assume you are over rev limit down low @ higher power...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By MarkW
gfb, Since i believe that is a ground adjustable...

gfb,
Since i believe that is a ground adjustable prop you may find a little better speed at a little lower RPM @ 8500' and 75%.
I think the CS prop guys see better speeds at a little lower RPM.
I...
Forum: Propellers 10-31-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By MarkW
My Apologies, it has been 5 years this month...

My Apologies, it has been 5 years this month since the build.
I emailed Catto and Nicole said a front bulkhead should have been sent with the Catto spinner and she offered to send me one.
I checked...
Forum: Propellers 10-30-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By MarkW
I sent an email off to Catto after our discussion...

I sent an email off to Catto after our discussion yesterday concerning the missing forward bulkhead.
I have not heard back yet but I will report when I hear from them.
Forum: Propellers 10-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By MarkW
After I posted my reply I saw that Ray's RV-7 has...

After I posted my reply I saw that Ray's RV-7 has a front bulkhead on his Catto.
Also noticed the Carbon spinner on that same thread did not.
My spinner came from Catto and did not.
I noticed Ray's...
Forum: Propellers 10-29-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By MarkW
Screws

A fixed pitch does not have a front bulkhead.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By MarkW
Hey Scott, I assume you mean blessed for being a...

Hey Scott,
I assume you mean blessed for being a Texan.

Hey Mike,
Seats worked out great. Long trip for a loss but at least they kept us on the edge of our seats.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By MarkW
Departure

Next morning it was breakfast and off to the airport.
Morning was predicted to be 34 degrees but the airport was 29 degrees when we got there.
This Florida plane has never had frost on it before and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By MarkW
2nd day

On Sunday we had some time before the 4pm game so back into DC.
We took the Metro stop at Arlington Cemetery and visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By MarkW
D. C & Cowboys

My oldest son has recently moved to Virginia and both my boys and I are cowboys fans. I am a Texan born in Dallas.
Jesse invited Tyler and myself up for a Cowboys game being played in DC so we flew...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,159
Posted By MarkW
Hey Andy, Thanks for the ride. My youngest (a...

Hey Andy,
Thanks for the ride.
My youngest (a little older than your oldest @ 29) and I will be arriving DC tomorrow. Looking forward to some of the same sights and a Cowboy's game before returning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By MarkW
Joby, I am 6'-5" and have no problems. I have...

Joby,
I am 6'-5" and have no problems. I have however had problems in others planes but only if they had extended the panel. It is quite common to use an extended instrument panel. This makes it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-03-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By MarkW
DC

Lots of very good replies and info.
Thank you.
We have decided to fly into Stafford KRMN and stay in Springfield as a base.
Will tour DC with both sons on Saturday and Sunday morning before the game...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By MarkW
I am halfway through the online course and have...

I am halfway through the online course and have not seen the PIN required for the inner circle.
Thanks for the heads up on that.
I could file IFR so I figured the SFRA was going to be easy.
So far...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By MarkW
Washington DC

I am headed to DC Oct. 20th with my son to see a Dallas/ Redskins game.
I am hoping to get a recommendation on a decent airport to use.
Flying from Florida we want to be fairly close to the Fedex...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,180
Posted By MarkW
Call sign

Well I am now with JonJay on this one. I always felt N numbers to be a waste and I used type and color. This is what I would prefer other aircraft to use.
After hearing so many use the ADS-B call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,959
Posted By MarkW
Good job Jerry. Thanks for representing at...

Good job Jerry.
Thanks for representing at Nationals.
You successes continue to impress me with you resent entry into the IAC game.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,225
Posted By MarkW
As Kurt says, kinda high on the CHT's. It would...

As Kurt says, kinda high on the CHT's.
It would be very helpful to know at what time it started running rough.
There is a large FF drop at 25:52 with a small RPM change.
If that is where the problem...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 62,934
Posted By MarkW
I see all these gracious posts offering hanger...

I see all these gracious posts offering hanger space and even some offering a place to stay or a car. I have been thinking about an offer as I could probably move some stuff around and get in a short...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,315
Posted By MarkW
A second test with the cooler path blocked would...

A second test with the cooler path blocked would be interesting but I think the numbers you have already show that the pressures are about equal around the cylinder with the cooler duct near by....
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,935
Posted By MarkW
Hey Brian, I am jealous. I wanted to build a 10...

Hey Brian,
I am jealous.
I wanted to build a 10 before deciding it was too much for a first build. Money and time.
Building the RV-9 was a very big accomplishment in life but I am not sure I have it...
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,290
Posted By MarkW
3 Blade

I talked with Craig when I ordered mine. I liked the looks of the three blade and the additional ground clearance. However I knew that the three blade would be less efficient and I did not want to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By MarkW
Idle

I have fuel injection, P-Mags and my engine will idle nicely @ 720 and a little rough at 680. So I keep it set for 620. With this setup I keep it idling about 800 during ground ops.
I want it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,563
Posted By MarkW
Flight home

Great flight home Tuesday morning. Only 6.5 hrs. flight time vs 8.9 hrs on the way there Saturday and I didn't even do any laps around Rush Lake. Had a small tail wind vs the 20-40 kts headwind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,928
Posted By MarkW
Arrival gate

Having two arrival gates makes a lot of since BUT. With one gate "FISK" they have the ability to keep the flow going when there is a problem on the runway or mass arrivals shut down a runway for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,772
Posted By MarkW
Hey Brian, You guys could set up with me but I am...

Hey Brian,
You guys could set up with me but I am getting there Sat and leaving early Tuesday morning. I am just there for the two main events. (party's)
Still don't know what you would do with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,009
Posted By MarkW
Update

Thanks Steve,
It is great that you guys provide a path for us x guys to update our certified avionics. Looking forward to the GTN650 update as well. I will be having my GTX23Es done again this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By MarkW
Mine is not an Aircraft educated opinion but in...

Mine is not an Aircraft educated opinion but in the sailing world our foils are NOT pointed. They are left with a small flat edge. I believe the recommendation for our control surfaces is the same. I...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-25-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By MarkW
X50

I moved to Edgewater recently and have been on the waiting list for about six months for a hanger.
I don't know that it is going to happen anytime soon. Few hangers and long list.
Nice little...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By MarkW
Thumbs up Good job

Congratulation Robert.
Yes Bill, I was reading the post looking for signs of a tailwheel to determine if he forgot to put an A at the end or not. When I saw "tailwheel dropped" I knew we had another.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By MarkW
I think you will find many RV's have the DP due...

I think you will find many RV's have the DP due to price and exceptional quality. I have two and would do it again.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,294
Posted By MarkW
One of the answers needs to be what ever the...

One of the answers needs to be what ever the insurance company requires.
If any RV works then Jan is within driving distance from you with a RV-6.
I transitioned tailwheel in a Citabria. Fun plane...
Forum: Propellers 05-04-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By MarkW
Local balance

Hey Carl,
How you been?
My hanger mate was/is a A&P and IA but he closed up the business and is now a regional pilot. He has some off time so I will check to see if he is interested. I am sure he...
Forum: Propellers 05-03-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By MarkW
I was getting comments on how smooth the plane...

I was getting comments on how smooth the plane was before balancing my three blade Catto. Afterwards it was a noticeable improvement.
Forum: Job Board 04-26-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,712
Posted By MarkW
No personal experience but hear-say. I attended...

No personal experience but hear-say.
I attended the formation clinic that Team Aerodynamix put on a few years ago in NC.
There was a young guy there that had no plane but was having a good time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,440
Posted By MarkW
Hey Rob, Nice job on the design and drawing. This...

Hey Rob,
Nice job on the design and drawing. This was one of my favorite points of the build.
I haven't spent much time looking but if I recall the GTN650 you will need a main power as well as the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By MarkW
Bruce, I did not read the article but yesterday I...

Bruce,
I did not read the article but yesterday I received an email copy of the newsletter from Mike Busch (Savvy Analysis). He was talking about the ability and procedure to lap a valve without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,894
Posted By MarkW
If I illegally rented out my RV would I have to...

If I illegally rented out my RV would I have to do 100 hour inspections?
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-10-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,033
Posted By MarkW
Weather

Well if my memory serves me correctly this is almost an exact copy of last years SNF weather.
I am only thirty minutes RV time from Lakeland so I fly into HBC for one night of camping. Last year I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By MarkW
Jack, That beach is Tahiti Beach. Love the...

Jack,
That beach is Tahiti Beach. Love the place.

I just noticed the other day that my sticker is a couple of years old. Time to renew and make a three day weekend of Hope Town Lodge.
Tommy and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By MarkW
Greg, Yes they will. For those that have paid...

Greg,
Yes they will.

For those that have paid attention. The best part of the SNF HBC is that you do not need to load the plane with beer, ice, water and other heavy stuff for your trip down.
It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By MarkW
There are a few in Sanford. Most at the airport...

There are a few in Sanford. Most at the airport are flying but there are a couple of RV-7's and an RV-8 being built now.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,425
Posted By MarkW
VNAV

While we are talking VNAV, I go into the FLT plan and set it up and believe also set it up to notify me at the proper time. I don't thing I have ever received any notification. Not a big enough deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By MarkW
I had better luck if I waited three days on the...

I had better luck if I waited three days on the Proseal the dry. On one I tried the next day it it was less than solid.
I think the newer RV-14 plans show using tape.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By MarkW
I think you will find to to be an area of...

I think you will find to to be an area of personal preference on much of this.
I personally would use oil temp yellow at 200 and red at 220. You will find it over 180 much of the time.
Your RPM is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 352,344
Posted By MarkW
Paint

Very nice Chris, looks great.
Forum: Southeast 02-26-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By MarkW
I have used Sheltair KSAV in the past and had a...

I have used Sheltair KSAV in the past and had a good experience. More expensive than a small airport but that is expected.
I have a business trip next month and will be there a couple of days...
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