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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By moosepileit
Not a fighter guy but former IAC acro type in...

Not a fighter guy but former IAC acro type in Pitts. Anyone, feel free to throw darts, this is just ballpark testing that worked for me in an RV-6 at 1350 pounds, standard day, PA of 3000...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-05-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By moosepileit
Thank you for the review, Walt and Joe. If your...

Thank you for the review, Walt and Joe.

If your main battery is SLA/AGM and your backup is another chemistry like LiFePO4, you don't connect them to the same bus at the same time because they have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By moosepileit
SLA batteries charge well at a current of 1/3...

SLA batteries charge well at a current of 1/3 their AH rating. The resistor cuts the current to that value without robbing excessive charging voltage, in my simple application. There are more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By moosepileit
Don't you just use a resistor on the feed from...

Don't you just use a resistor on the feed from the main bus to the small battery after a diode so the small battery cannot power the main bus? Allows about 1/3 of the amp-hour rating of the small...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,005
Posted By moosepileit
Unless all have 1090 ADS-B out and in or TCAS or...

Unless all have 1090 ADS-B out and in or TCAS or FLARM, you may still have to, "sense and avoid" by eyeballs. 978 UAT is not constant at 1000' AFE traffic pattern height, nor even the 1500'...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,005
Posted By moosepileit
Not Carl, but drones added, 800 foot pattern...

Not Carl, but drones added, 800 foot pattern option now standard 1000 foot, good summary at link, but the AC is not a wasted read...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,378
Posted By moosepileit
I missed 100LL only in post 9. Either the color...

I missed 100LL only in post 9. Either the color rendered is off or it does seem noteworthy but in the context of a healthy appearing exhaust valve face.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,378
Posted By moosepileit
The exhaust valve presentation is solid. ...

The exhaust valve presentation is solid. However, the deposits do not match the chart. Does the OP use mogas? Are these phosphor deposits from mogas? Small displacement Contis will sometimes get...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-25-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,289
Posted By moosepileit
They hit a Zipline cable, right? Powerlines at...

They hit a Zipline cable, right? Powerlines at least may give you chart depictions and towers to see. A zipline in the trees gives neither.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,389
Posted By moosepileit
Reminds me of my favorite safety report- Near...

Reminds me of my favorite safety report- Near miss, C-17 and minivan. KXNO was hosting on the eastside, away from our 3500x90' strip, a boyscout encampment.

I, a newish IP, was flying NVG training...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By moosepileit
Had one on an S1S, it was dandy. Needs 15psi...

Had one on an S1S, it was dandy. Needs 15psi fuel pumps, mechanical and backup. I don't know, but suspect, the PS5 may be more tolerant of the FAB without many airflow mods, so changing the fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By moosepileit
Does a wing tank have an operable flop...

Does a wing tank have an operable flop tube?

Either the Ellison or the Rotec TBI from Australia could work- though their airflow demands and other details do not make it a simple swap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By moosepileit
I like Commander Aero up at Wright...

I like Commander Aero up at Wright Bros/KMGY.

Not sure of recurring hangar fee, call them.

https://www.commander-aero-mgy.com

That said, I-75 and Cincy traffic can be rough, I'd pay more to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,185
Posted By moosepileit
I have the per-the-plans VIP mounts 50901-73 and...

I have the per-the-plans VIP mounts 50901-73 and 50900-71. Prints call out alternates J-7763-10 as the harder durometer piece and J-9612-8 as the softer larger piece

Are the subject Lord J9613-40...
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By moosepileit
Visit Flabob and Chino for sure if able but...

Visit Flabob and Chino for sure if able but flying in to the area is not truly simple in any way.

Dense, crowded, hilly, sometimes weather.

I only post at all in case you don't know, forgive if...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,704
Posted By moosepileit
Thank you. I surfed around after seeing your...

Thank you. I surfed around after seeing your reply and now agree and feel even better about using this 978 Out solution. Would like to see a few good PAPRs and no bad ones!
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,704
Posted By moosepileit
UAVIONICS wingtip and tail WAAS GPS receivers and...

UAVIONICS wingtip and tail WAAS GPS receivers and Nav position lights are 978 UAT transmitters, right?

They only transmit via UAT on 978 MHz to ground stations, not other aircraft, right?

If you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By moosepileit
Try a Tempest or K&N?

Try a Tempest or K&N?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By moosepileit
Mine works but is about 50% too loud. Can anyone...

Mine works but is about 50% too loud. Can anyone suggest a resistor value and location? My board is behind my instrument panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By moosepileit
I messed with lots of cheaper ones. None are as...

I messed with lots of cheaper ones. None are as silent as Stein's. I use it with a Samsung phablet, charges well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By moosepileit
Long attempt at helping- IF money is an object,...

Long attempt at helping-

IF money is an object, you could get lots of utility from a basic, used IFR TSO 129 non-precision approach, non-WAAS GPS Navigator.

Reliability, updating, need for an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By moosepileit
Assuming your VAL is a VOR/ILS/LOC/marker beacon...

Assuming your VAL is a VOR/ILS/LOC/marker beacon receiver/display. Just off the top of my head-

If you want to file IFR, you need a 24 Mo Pitot static cert and a transponder cert and the VOR sign...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,488
Posted By moosepileit
Does it cruise up on the beefy side of the cam...

Does it cruise up on the beefy side of the cam with VTEC fully shifted or are you on the economy side and cruising evonomically? Will you be dependant on a single or dual oxygen sensors? If yes,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By moosepileit
Welcome back, I recall posting in your earlier...

Welcome back, I recall posting in your earlier thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=155633


"2600RPM at WOT around 2000ft MSL in FL. The prop is 70CMCM6S16-0-78"

What...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By moosepileit
Thanks for the 108/110 correction, like I said...

Thanks for the 108/110 correction, like I said having it wrong is easy! That said, first easiest fix is to see the used/removed filter part number! Fixed my first post in case OP has not read it...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By moosepileit
Yes, you may have the wrong replacement filter,...

Yes, you may have the wrong replacement filter, easy to do. The part number of the used filter you removed is what will help figure out if the nipple is integral to the filter or backed out of the...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By moosepileit
Which part number oil filter? For instance, the...

Which part number oil filter?

For instance, the 48110 has the nipple and threads sticking out from below the filter seal.

The 48108 threads onto the nipple protruding from the oil filter adapter on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,075
Posted By moosepileit
Mogas preservative is about ten cents per gallon....

Mogas preservative is about ten cents per gallon. Most say six month duration on their label, assuming you start with "fresh" fuel.

I assume since aircraft fuel tanks are vented, this time should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,075
Posted By moosepileit
Ethanol is added at the final distro point. IF...

Ethanol is added at the final distro point.

IF the gasoline has enough octane and proper vapor pressure- an aircraft could use it if its engine and airframe are compatible.

IF the FAA cannot...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,182
Posted By moosepileit
Superbrightleds sells the "MSTRB" for $35. No...

Superbrightleds sells the "MSTRB" for $35.

No noise. One in the VS cap, just a few inches from the rear so it has the most shadowing of the cockpit. Add one on the belly. Run a wire to connect...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By moosepileit
Dewey runs a barnstorming weekend before Oshkosh,...

Dewey runs a barnstorming weekend before Oshkosh, met both when living near Dayton.

They hop rides in a Travel Air and New Standard, too.
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,949
Posted By moosepileit
Do you have a mode C or mode S transponder?

Do you have a mode C or mode S transponder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By moosepileit
We're you doing anything "fluid" enough to have...

We're you doing anything "fluid" enough to have the problem the IAC aerobats have?

https://www.iac.org/news/2016-12-17-ads-b-update

INTERNATIONAL AEROBATIC CLUB

ADS-B UPDATE
Submitted by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By moosepileit
Anything 12v can work. I use a small sealed lead...

Anything 12v can work.

I use a small sealed lead acid, small as in 800mAh.

A double pole, single throw switch connects it to the GRT EFIS secondary input. The other pole is my battery contactor...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By moosepileit
My EIS does not brownout or restart when my Sport...

My EIS does not brownout or restart when my Sport SX would. I have since used the EFIS second power input and a small supporting battery- issue resolved.

I used the same two power sources and two...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,021
Posted By moosepileit
RV-12

Model RV-12
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,781
Posted By moosepileit
Could you punch a drain hole AND a vent hole so...

Could you punch a drain hole AND a vent hole so the check valve is not in play? Just don't put it on the line your filter cutter will slice, probably below.
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,781
Posted By moosepileit
Nothing trapped in the filter media follows that...

Nothing trapped in the filter media follows that oil backwards into the engine, eh?

I know there usually is not hopefully much metal trapped, and any potentially cut-filter media inspection shocking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,295
Posted By moosepileit
As a kid I went up in a bait spotting tower of a...

As a kid I went up in a bait spotting tower of a boat in swells. Got sick. All day long, rode it out in the boat. That cold KY Fried drumstick that stayed down was my first favorite meal. Nothing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,671
Posted By moosepileit
Just needs a "like" button. A big like...

Just needs a "like" button. A big like button.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By moosepileit
Does every GRT have 2 power inputs? My Sport...

Does every GRT have 2 power inputs?

My Sport SX200 does and it makes this dead simple.

The diode action is internal to the GRT EFIS. Hook up power pin the normal way and a second battery on a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,671
Posted By moosepileit
Could make it look like the SMDC in some ejection...

Could make it look like the SMDC in some ejection seat systems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By moosepileit
I kept waiting for the American Transience thread...

I kept waiting for the American Transience thread to break out into a Lee Child/Jack Reacher novella. Got the same thought in your one post.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By moosepileit
I would suggest there are ice conditions that...

I would suggest there are ice conditions that will give a bit more friction than in this demo.

Also, different swivel breakouts amongst tailwheel mfgr and riggings may give a different result. Plus...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-06-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,947
Posted By moosepileit
Mid 1990s. A big mfgr made a 2 blade composite...

Mid 1990s. A big mfgr made a 2 blade composite prototype prop and I believe a friend had the first if not only on a pumped up 4 Cyl Pitts S1T, angle valve, 9:1 or greater compression.

It repeated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,211
Posted By moosepileit
I have seen a really bad 2 seat EAB wrongful...

I have seen a really bad 2 seat EAB wrongful death suit peripherally. Family of the deceased passenger sued the named builder, the second owner, the third/current owner at time of accident (another...
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,303
Posted By moosepileit
How does an altitude encoder sniffer pull...

How does an altitude encoder sniffer pull altitude out of a Mode C transponder that is outside ATC coverage and not being interrogated?

The WAAS gps position requirement is not an altitude source in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,490
Posted By moosepileit
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/archive/inde...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/archive/index.php?t-8037.html searched for thread.

https://backcountrypilot.org/gallery/albums/userpics/12375/power_(Large).jpg Searched for a Lyc image, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-06-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,082
Posted By moosepileit
The best climb/best glide and best angle/min sink...

The best climb/best glide and best angle/min sink are starting points.

FAA sez:

"This is often referred to as best glide speed and, on most airplanes, it will be roughly halfway between Vx (best...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-02-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By moosepileit
9:1 O-320, Vetterman crossover, mags, Carb that...

9:1 O-320, Vetterman crossover, mags, Carb that flows 14gph wide open in flight, 79 inch pitch 70CM6 (between cruise and climb), 2300 plus rpm once all unstalled at about 30 or so knots static std...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By moosepileit
Not all cheapies will detect an on-the-go/OTG...

Not all cheapies will detect an on-the-go/OTG device like a thumb drive or drive the boroscope.

Make sure to check this. I have a $30 ZTE 812 Maven wally phone that does NOT.

It normally displays...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,561
Posted By moosepileit
Unless you are comfortable with the winds, length...

Unless you are comfortable with the winds, length and even the taxiing once on the ground, unable, divert or insist on a pattern position that will allow a normal final approach on/about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By moosepileit
Tach sounds off to the low. Your climb rate says...

Tach sounds off to the low.

Your climb rate says way more rpm, assuming you mean a metal Sens 70CM6 78" pitch.

I static 2300 and max out at 2680 (yeah, yeah, I know, just a limits check) at 14 gph...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,561
Posted By moosepileit
Approach sequence work done by the "airliner" and...

Approach sequence work done by the "airliner" and approach controller do not always translate well in Tower's final tweaks.

IF you can see on TIS/TCAS/ADSB-In, you'll have a better feeling for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,165
Posted By moosepileit
Eastbound and Down, while bootlegging in any ole'...

Eastbound and Down, while bootlegging in any ole' direction.

Jerry Reed - East Bound and Down
http://youtu.be/uHZJej98_T0
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By moosepileit
Glad it helps. I think, reading this, not...

Glad it helps. I think, reading this, not running near or parallel to any noise-inducing cables, crossing at 90 degrees is the key. Less noise to ground isolate or magnetically choke.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By moosepileit
Yes. I loop the cable so it passes through the...

Yes. I loop the cable so it passes through the clamp 2x at least.
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By moosepileit
Can you put a magnetic toroid clamp on the power...

Can you put a magnetic toroid clamp on the power cord that charges the camera and the patch cord? Try one that loops twice. Same as used to come with camcorders.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,598
Posted By moosepileit
What battery did you start with in the plane? If...

What battery did you start with in the plane? If you want a drop in replacement with zero effort, I have never found a substitute for the RG-25, for instance, that's what my box was built to hold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 410,041
Posted By moosepileit
https://imageshack.com/i/poiuDWbVj

https://imageshack.com/i/poiuDWbVj
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,676
Posted By moosepileit
What can I expect from a $40 ND alternator that...

What can I expect from a $40 ND alternator that uses an external regulator? Mine is a Zeftronics with a built-in OVP.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,412
Posted By moosepileit
In which thread, post and forum was that?

In which thread, post and forum was that?
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