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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By N941WR
I would add a Dynon PocketPanel as a backup....

I would add a Dynon PocketPanel as a backup. Inexpensive and easy to install. Even toss in a 496 for backup nav duties.
Forum: Job Board Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By N941WR
Best of luck Doug!

Best of luck Doug!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,800
Posted By N941WR
I learned to use rivet tape on all my flush...

I learned to use rivet tape on all my flush rivets, regardless of orientation. This keeps the rivet from popping up with the first strike.
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By N941WR
First, I hope you are enjoying the...

First, I hope you are enjoying the trip!

Everyone works at a different place, especially when leaning new skills.

I know one guy who built a -9 slow build in around 1200 hours, half the time it...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By N941WR
So, which wing is best to install the Archer...

So, which wing is best to install the Archer antenna, Left or Right?

In the Right wing you have an autopilot servo and in the left you have the controller for the pitot heat (Dynon in my case). I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,001
Posted By N941WR
Two thumbs up!

Two thumbs up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,603
Posted By N941WR
What makes anyone think the thief flew in?

What makes anyone think the thief flew in?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,223
Posted By N941WR
One of the reasons to remove them is the...

One of the reasons to remove them is the potential issue with dissimilar corrosion; steel threads in an aluminum fixture.

For that reason, I do not leave them in when flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By N941WR
Only, I have a "light" airplane and it is just...

Only, I have a "light" airplane and it is just over 500 lbs per wheel with no fuel on board. He needs to design something to hold a minimum of 1500 lbs., just in case.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By N941WR
What does AeroLED's say to use? In the dark...

What does AeroLED's say to use?

In the dark ages, you had to use shielded wire for your strobes but I'm not sure it is required with LED's, but really don't know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By N941WR
Since he is the guy who makes the James Cowl, why...

Since he is the guy who makes the James Cowl, why would he go through the trouble of designing and building a plenum for a competitor's cowl?

Just saying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By N941WR
I forgot the cutoff. Does this mean new RV-8's...

I forgot the cutoff. Does this mean new RV-8's can forgo the EXPERIMENTAL sticker for an NX number?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,964
Posted By N941WR
Good luck and welcome aboard. I was on a very...

Good luck and welcome aboard.

I was on a very limited budget when I started my -9. Bought an zero since major O-290, kept the options to the very basic and didn't paint it until I had been flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By N941WR
Best of luck getting up to speed on your...

Best of luck getting up to speed on your production!

Will and Sam are great people and I really enjoyed working with them.

Regards!
Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,936
Posted By N941WR
Location, Location, Location

Wilgrove Airport (8A6) in Charlotte, NC just notified its tenants that they are closing and that the tenants have 90 days to get out.

Charlotte only has one small airport left in the county...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,223
Posted By N941WR
Before you put in seat heaters, Google "seat...

Before you put in seat heaters, Google "seat heater fire".

My wife loves them in her car but the though of having them in my plane frightens me.

I added sheepskin covers for the seats, which made...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By N941WR
I had this happen one time, declared an...

I had this happen one time, declared an emergency, and then fixed it before turning Base.

Turns out I pulled the mixture at the same time I reduced the throttle. Not enough to make the engine stop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
No, the SkyView calculates the Vne based on...

No, the SkyView calculates the Vne based on altitude and temperature. I think the Vno stays the same, but need to verify it. I'll change my post.

Thanks for point that out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
One thing that I really like about modern EFIS's...

One thing that I really like about modern EFIS's (EFII?) is that they calculate Vne in TAS while you are flying and let you know as you approach it. As for the Vno, I will have to see if it moves...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By N941WR
Maybe you should talk to Craig Catto and see what...

Maybe you should talk to Craig Catto and see what he can for you. I'm sure it won't be as good as a CS prop but better than most FP props.

I have learned to do a Vx climb until clear of the trees...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By N941WR
Use black electrical tape to mark your cut line....

Use black electrical tape to mark your cut line. It stretches and conforms to odd shapes but gives a good line to follow.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By N941WR
Is that backwards? I would think any spar number...

Is that backwards?
I would think any spar number above 869 would be a -2 wing, but I don't really know?

Scott?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By N941WR
The first question is, can your engine accept a...

The first question is, can your engine accept a CS prop?

There are many treads about converting to CS props, try the advanced search function.

You are spot on looking at composite props for an...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By N941WR
I don't know about testing but my Transponder...

I don't know about testing but my Transponder antenna went just inboard of my right fuel vent with no issues of any kinds. Being a taildragger, there was some concern the gear leg might block it but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
That matches what I see.

That matches what I see.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
I had a similar conversation with him. Great guy,...

I had a similar conversation with him. Great guy, he is.

Personal limitations are just that, personal. An O-320 powered -9, with some simple aerodynamic cleanup could probably run circles around an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-03-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,162
Posted By N941WR
Spot on! I was talking to a friend who is a...

Spot on!

I was talking to a friend who is a turbine designer for GE and showed him the web page for this turboprop last week.

His first comment was that small turbines don't last very long. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By N941WR
I used a pop rivet dimpler to install platenuts. ...

I used a pop rivet dimpler to install platenuts. Then you can bolt it to the firewall.

Honestly, I would reinforce the #4 baffle and mount the oilcooler there, as thousands have done.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,732
Posted By N941WR
My -9 started life with an O-290d2 of 140 hp for...

My -9 started life with an O-290d2 of 140 hp for takeoff and 135 hp continuous.

That is the perfect engine for the -9. Plenty of power and very light. After a prop strike, I replaced it wittan O-360...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By N941WR
I had a fellow RV'er send me a prop with the...

I had a fellow RV'er send me a prop with the condition I sent him the box back, after I was finished with it.

It cost me over $200 to send the empty cardboard box back to him (Greenville, SC to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By N941WR
Before you install a seat heater, please google...

Before you install a seat heater, please google "seat heater fire".

They are surprisingly common.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
Yes, this is Russ's work. All I did was take his...

Yes, this is Russ's work. All I did was take his templates and render them with my electronic crayon.

He was kind enough to send me his cardboard templates three years ago and I can't express how...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
It could be, I flipped 2 & 3 but didn't touch the...

It could be, I flipped 2 & 3 but didn't touch the rest without looking at my engine. Once you fit them, let me know and I can change it around easy enough.

I don't think it really matters, as long...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,750
Posted By N941WR
Maybe this will help, maybe not. The reason that...

Maybe this will help, maybe not.

The reason that E-AB's can do this, with the limited FAR's that you are seeking is because when a Type Certified airplane is signed off by an IA, S/He is stating...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
Sean, PM your email address and I'll send you...

Sean,

PM your email address and I'll send you the latest copy that I updated this morning. (Russ will post them later, I'm sure.)

That way you can make sure they are correct.

The rivet holes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By N941WR
The Voyager had a liquid cooled O-200 in the back...

The Voyager had a liquid cooled O-200 in the back for its around the world flight:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Voyager
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
Ray, Thanks for pointing that out. I have...

Ray,

Thanks for pointing that out. I have corrected the drawings and passed them on to Ross for posting.

The exact location of those holes is not critical; however, the hole size of ".036" on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By N941WR
I only run LoP above 6,000 DA and set the power...

I only run LoP above 6,000 DA and set the power to 65%, according to the Dynon. Then I start leaning.

I end up around 55% power, +/-, depending on how aggressively I lean.

Last year I was playing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
No problem at, happy to make the corrections. It...

No problem at, happy to make the corrections. It is hard to believe we put that together three years ago!

Rick and Sean, can you two look over the corrections and verify they are accurate?

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
Oh, I'll be happy to reimburse whatever they paid...

Oh, I'll be happy to reimburse whatever they paid me! ;)

Check your email, you should have both the .DOCX and .PDF versions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,168
Posted By N941WR
Dang, good help is hard to find! I will correct...

Dang, good help is hard to find!

I will correct them and forward them to you once I correct them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,192
Posted By N941WR
There is none better than Jay Pratt at RV...

There is none better than Jay Pratt at RV Central!

http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By N941WR
I really wish they had a thump emoji! Welcome to...

I really wish they had a thump emoji!

Welcome to VAF. Your question of which to build has been asked a number of times. Try using the Advance Search feature to see if you can find some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By N941WR
Not yet as my policy doesn't expire until the end...

Not yet as my policy doesn't expire until the end of June. Just thought I would get some quotes early this year. Typically, I don't shop insurance rates but I had received a number of solicitations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By N941WR
What is going on with insurance rates?

My insurance doesn't expire until June but recently I have filled out applications for two different brokers that have solicited my business.

Their quotes were 40% higher than what I paid last year....
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By N941WR
Contact Craig Catto, he will know. I would think...

Contact Craig Catto, he will know.

I would think the best tip speed is determined by the shape of the tip, design of the airfoil at the tip, speed of the aircraft, engine torque, tip speed, phase of...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By N941WR
Taildragger or tricycle? Either way, pull the...

Taildragger or tricycle?

Either way, pull the plane out of the hangar at night, point it down the hangar row, and turn on the lights.

If a tricycle, set the right light so it shines straight out,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By N941WR
WOW! That is a lot of weight pretty far...

WOW! That is a lot of weight pretty far aft.

You had better think twice.

It seems just a bit odd to me, if you are that concerned about safety, why are you building and flying an amateur built...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By N941WR
Check to see how much it will add to your empty...

Check to see how much it will add to your empty weight.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By N941WR
With my -9, I fly the entire pattern at 60 knots...

With my -9, I fly the entire pattern at 60 knots when heavy and 55 knots when light, slowing over the numbers.

I'll let a -7 pilot give you their numbers.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By N941WR
Either will work for your mission. It really...

Either will work for your mission.

It really comes down to what else you want.

I bought my -9 because I wanted the slower landing speeds to get in and out of some grass strips I use. The -7 would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By N941WR
I agree with this statement. My -9 started life...

I agree with this statement.

My -9 started life as a taildragger and I have never once wanted to change it. I live on a grass strip and visit a bunch of others and never worry about the nose gear...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,707
Posted By N941WR
Why? The -12 has more room and better visibility...

Why? The -12 has more room and better visibility than the -9 and the useful load might be surprisingly close.

The 915 has a turbo which typically have some long-term maintenance issues. Granted,...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By N941WR
Contact Jay Pratt at RV...

Contact Jay Pratt at RV Central.

http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,312
Posted By N941WR
Nice writeup George! This one time at Band Camp,...

Nice writeup George!

This one time at Band Camp, I was on short final with a CFI in the right seat, doing my BFR. He asked me to show him a minimum approach speed landing.

We were steady at 55...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By N941WR
FYI - There is a difference between the E and...

FYI - There is a difference between the E and P-mags.

The E-mags do not have the internal generator and are long out of production.

The P-mags have the internal generator.

The company is Emag,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By N941WR
Contact Steve Furjesi <steve@super-12.com>. He...

Contact Steve Furjesi <steve@super-12.com>.

He built me a new mount for my -9 after a particularly hard landing during a BFR.

He took my original mount, made a jig from it, built a new mount, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By N941WR
Have you considered a used Dynon D180? It is...

Have you considered a used Dynon D180?

It is light and includes all your engine gauges along with all the flight instruments you would ever need.
Forum: Safety 01-17-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By N941WR
GPS Jammming in the SE US

In case you aren't aware of it, the US military (Navy?) is performing some tests off the coast of Georgia and the GPS signal will be unreliable.

Here...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By N941WR
If you can only afford one gun, get a 3X. If can...

If you can only afford one gun, get a 3X.

If can can afford two, get both a 3X and a 2X.

Infact, I would rather have 2X gun and a manual squeezer than a pneumatic squeezer.
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,750
Posted By N941WR
Dang! I didn't realize those laser pointers had...

Dang! I didn't realize those laser pointers had gotten that powerful!

Seriously, it looks s a testament to the aircraft to be able to land with that much damage!

Good luck sorting through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By N941WR
We are going to Frankfurt, KY (KFFT) along with a...

We are going to Frankfurt, KY (KFFT) along with a number of other RV'ers and miscellaneous airplanes to do another part of the Bourbon Trail.
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