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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,793
Posted By Bluelabel
Way faster

One word of warning in comparing speeds...
After spending the week working as crew chief for Grove aero, race 181...those published speeds are way off... RARA measures the course point to point with...
Forum: California 08-09-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Bluelabel
If you talk to KSAN and north island, you can...

If you talk to KSAN and north island, you can also get 500 ft along the coast starting in LaJolla. Makes for a great flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,385
Posted By Bluelabel
Oh yeah... like the lady in the Stinson declaring...

Oh yeah... like the lady in the Stinson declaring "fuel critical" when she was 15 miles from RIPON?? GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!! The controller had no choice but to follow protocol. Then when she got 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,385
Posted By Bluelabel
2016 was worse

We were in the mess Sunday. Waited for ceilings to lift outside Chicago, then sat in the FBO listening to Live ATC... once it sounded stabilized we took off. Approaching 30nm to RIPON, we started...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Bluelabel
Painting Classes?

Just wondering if anyone has taken or has a good recommendation for a painting class/workshop? Iím not looking to start my own business or even paint a whole plane, bit Iíve got some mods/fixes and...
Forum: California 07-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Bluelabel
Probably but Iím not sure...

Probably but Iím not sure...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By Bluelabel
Same

Got a good deal 2 years ago... will be using in the 10 again this week. Works great.... takes the edge of Landon and taking off on those hot summer days.
Forum: California 07-15-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Bluelabel
EAA Chapter 14 San Diego Fly-in

We are hoping to make this a new annual event. Come on down, the gas is cheap. Chime in if you can make it so we know how many to expect. Heck, come fly some young eagles too... I've already flown...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bluelabel
Did the exact same thing... I can get to the...

Did the exact same thing... I can get to the filters and pumps through the access panel(albeit with a few 4 letter words and scraped knuckles).
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bluelabel
I put a pretty nice sized access panel in mine......

I put a pretty nice sized access panel in mine... I use it all the time. Would not live without it. I had a spare bulkhead so I was able to make the door overlap the opening. Reinforced the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bluelabel
I think we have a consensus. Thanks.

I think we have a consensus.
Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bluelabel
Cleaning AvGas stains?

Anyone got any good tricks?
I discovered a small leak at my wing root. I had filled up with cheap gas and flew the 4 minutes home. Some fuel dropped down along the bottom fairing and dried....
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Bluelabel
Ummmmm.... ok, you got me, never heard of that...

Ummmmm.... ok, you got me, never heard of that stuff, can you educate me? What does it do? Any downsides?

Thanks,
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Bluelabel
Thanks for the info Lenny.

Thanks for the info Lenny.
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Bluelabel
True, but you still need a signal amplifier....

True, but you still need a signal amplifier. Actually, Robert from EFII turned me in to 14point7. That product would also work just fine to send the signal to the System 32.
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Bluelabel
Done with PLX Devices

For anyone running any sort of EFI in your plane, you probably have an AFR Gauge (O2 Gauge). Like me, many of you probably use the PLX Devices AFR set up. Well, their customer service has completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Bluelabel
Yep, mine was $10,600 in 2014 through Vans and I...

Yep, mine was $10,600 in 2014 through Vans and I didnít buy an engine.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,182
Posted By Bluelabel
this subject has been explored at length here and...

this subject has been explored at length here and in other areas.
And on the subject of "new"... The "NEW" SDS thingy will also be untested and therefore require some "beta". Both companies are...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By Bluelabel
Jack, All you did wrong was buy the wrong...

Jack,
All you did wrong was buy the wrong replacement filter
The 48110, which is the right filter for an IO-540(unless you have some special adapter) has male threads.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Bluelabel
Looks good man! Nice work. Based on...

Looks good man! Nice work.
Based on experience, I do agree that that location for the mixture nob might not be ideal. Obviously you can do what you want, but the reality is, once you get things...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Bluelabel
The settings for how the Hobbs meter is triggered...

The settings for how the Hobbs meter is triggered and how it counts are in the config settings, pg 34-168 of the current rev of the installation manual. It can be set or reset there as well.
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bluelabel
I have the exact same issue, and would love to...

I have the exact same issue, and would love to find an answer.
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,528
Posted By Bluelabel
Couldnít agree more. I would never have a...

Couldnít agree more. I would never have a Lycoming or Continental build by anyone else. Period.
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bluelabel
Well, the good thing about the EFII system is I...

Well, the good thing about the EFII system is I donít need one of those. The system sends a fuel flow signal to my Garmin. Once you get the Kfactor number dialed in, itís super accurate.



I have...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bluelabel
They are... even thought the tunnel in the 10...

They are... even thought the tunnel in the 10 notoriously has heat issues.

I do have gold heat reflective panels on the belly right above the exhaust (which did make significant difference the the...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bluelabel
Kind of resolved.... I did not find an issue as...

Kind of resolved....
I did not find an issue as far as something I could fix.
No leaking in the fuel system. Put a wrench on all the fittings and gave them a little snug.
My new OP is to hit "Both...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-11-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,577
Posted By Bluelabel
There certainly are more than two options out...

There certainly are more than two options out there. What works for your mission and budget will certainly take a fair amount of research. Of course everyone has an opinion and people naturally want...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By Bluelabel
Exactly what I was going to say... Thanks Bill......

Exactly what I was going to say... Thanks Bill... Pure post count should say something... As a business owner, how do you have that much time?... I run my own business and I only have time to check...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By Bluelabel
Seems unusual, considering I did the exact same...

Seems unusual, considering I did the exact same thing back in 2014 and had the same experience I've heard about from many many others who took the opportunity.
In fact here's my write...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-04-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,660
Posted By Bluelabel
Bruce... good to see you again. Next time we'll...

Bruce... good to see you again. Next time we'll have to fly together. We probably took the same route. (All those restricted areas theres really only 2 choices :)

It was a great event. Super happy...
Forum: California 10-16-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,608
Posted By Bluelabel
Iíll be up at the High Sierra Fly in, otherwise...

Iíll be up at the High Sierra Fly in, otherwise Iíd pop over to say hey...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bluelabel
I've had no problems using my mac.... Like I...

I've had no problems using my mac.... Like I said, I use disk utility to erase and reformat the card each time (MS DOS FAT). No issues.
Forum: California 10-16-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,608
Posted By Bluelabel
Yep... there's both transient in front of Casa...

Yep... there's both transient in front of Casa Machado as well as over at Gibbs. Both are cheap. Gibbs get's you some cervices if you need them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bluelabel
Mac or PC?

I've been downloading the databases for over a year now. I've had one or two errors/ corrupt files. I've used both Mac and the PC side of my mac without issue.
Couple of things...
Make sure your...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-10-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Bluelabel
Call Robert

The New EFII system 32 can have multiple fuel curves. The system obviously canít know what type of fuel you are running. You can access the curves through the new controller.
Give Robert @ EFII a...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,674
Posted By Bluelabel
Adams

The high end car guys that did the vinyl on the plane tuned me onto Adams detail spray. I hit each wing, let it sit for a few seconds and they come right off. I use that stuff to clean my whole...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bluelabel
Maybe I need to practice that.... the other day...

Maybe I need to practice that.... the other day I was on our big runway, and there's almost enough time for the flaps to come up before taking back off again...

Still seems like a lot of people are...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bluelabel
Use of Flaps on Landing

Funny that I had this thought, and it seems perfect that this is the other side of Bob's earlier post on Flaps on Take off...

I was doing a few T&G's on Friday morning before heading up to Reno. It...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
That's true... I just have always followed the...

That's true... I just have always followed the advice of engine builders and people who know more than me. And that advice was that you want your oil to be over 180, and that if you do go out for a...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
That's good work. Except, and I think most people...

That's good work. Except, and I think most people will agree, you are not doing your oil or you engine any justice by not getting your oil above 180. (180-200 is optimum) That's the magic number to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-15-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,338
Posted By Bluelabel
Since I know Robert is at Reno, I'll answer what...

Since I know Robert is at Reno, I'll answer what I do know..

The port mount injectors are an option, yes. Robert has always maintained that the intake mount is preferred. The port mount does make it...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
It's Lava Shield from Heat Shield Products.... a...

It's Lava Shield from Heat Shield Products.... a local company here in San Diego, but available from Summit Racing
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
Yes, I have baffle seal material on the sides of...

Yes, I have baffle seal material on the sides of the ramps. Same thing I've seen most other people do. That area gets a great seal.
I don't have any pictures of that. I might redo it with the new...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
Thanks....Just heat shield. To protect everything...

Thanks....Just heat shield. To protect everything as best we could. Inside, anything that's a signal wire is shielded from other signal wires as well.
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
Just high temp paint. I anodized the strips for...

Just high temp paint. I anodized the strips for the baffle seals.
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
Those are the only pics I took. everything there...

Those are the only pics I took. everything there is to see is there.
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bluelabel
Baffles Seals REV 2

I decided since the taxiway in front of my hangar was getting repaired for a couple weeks, I'd take the opportunity to re-do my baffle seals. My engine has always been on the hot side. Manageable,...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By Bluelabel
I have one and use it

We brought one last year at Oshkosh and used it this year on our trip out.
It will fit though the baggage door of the 10, but you have to turn it sideways. Which means you have to load it after you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,338
Posted By Bluelabel
Light years ahead

Of any competition.
And yes, the controller gives full control as well as a very smooth AFR reading from something like the PLX O2 sensor.
I'm sure Robert can fill in any blanks.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,338
Posted By Bluelabel
New EFII System 32!

EFII just released the info on the new, fully re-engineerd system. All designed in house from scratch. The skunkworks at Cable airport has been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-24-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bluelabel
Hopefully you got the newer version of the PLX...

Hopefully you got the newer version of the PLX AFR (Air/Fuel Ratio) sensor. I need to update mine. I'm stuck using the older Bosch sensors, which don't last very long with leaded fuel. Pretty much...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bluelabel
We talked and he doesn't have an answer as I need...

We talked and he doesn't have an answer as I need to have more info about the facts when it happens... I flew last week, it was hot climbing out of Bakersfield, Ca. Hit both pumps before switching...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bluelabel
I can't attest to your situation if you are using...

I can't attest to your situation if you are using the stock cowl, I have the Showplanes cowl with an extended slot and the fairing that fills it in.
No matter what, it's a pain. I don't have to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,814
Posted By Bluelabel
Deb and I will be there... almost lost the battle...

Deb and I will be there... almost lost the battle of Kaaboo(happening here in Del Mar) and Reno.. found a compromise. Get to so the Red Hot Cilli Peppers Friday night then catch an early flight up to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,179
Posted By Bluelabel
Was just about to chime in on this... Shayne is...

Was just about to chime in on this... Shayne is missing his left arm at the forearm. He has an "apparatus" as we call it. Spring loaded hook.. before our plane he built a Waiex, and 2 Zeniths, and is...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bluelabel
+2 On The Hookers

By the time you factor in the Oshkosh deal, the price is close to Crow(which are also nice). I ordered mine with the pad snap installed, then made my own soft pads. The hooker pads are more for race...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bluelabel
Good info, thanks, Does anyone know if, say you...

Good info, thanks,
Does anyone know if, say you had a G3X with XM or the GDL51R, can you use the music side of it without the weather?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bluelabel
XM vs ADS-B

Is it worth it?
Is there anyone that has flown with both? Preferably with the G3X system since that's what I have.

I opted to not do XM when I built my panel since I didn't already have a SiriusXM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,059
Posted By Bluelabel
Couple more cool pics my wife...

Couple more cool pics my wife took
http://i.imgur.com/Mel08GM.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/t8O7t0B.jpg

Black Canyon Of the Gunnison River

http://i.imgur.com/e1koosZ.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,059
Posted By Bluelabel
Catching Up

Finally catching up this week. Tiny pic was acting up, so I had to switch over to Imgur for pics.

All said and done, we flew about 3600 miles. Left KMYF (SD) on Thursday the 20th and returned on...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bluelabel
Thanks for all the input... even though I just...

Thanks for all the input... even though I just got done my condition inspection and had the tunnel open, maybe there is a chance of a leak that will invite air yet not leak any fuel. Time to put a...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bluelabel
35 static... once flying, MAP will change the...

35 static... once flying, MAP will change the pressure.
I may bump it up a bit and see if it changes, or just run both pumps when switching.
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