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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By airguy
Not exactly.... My (very early production) kit...

Not exactly....

My (very early production) kit did not have the bypass valve. I ordered it later and installed it separately.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By airguy
It is, but for voltage sensing it will serve the...

It is, but for voltage sensing it will serve the same purpose.
Forum: COMM 05-22-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By airguy
Air blowing on the mike will break the squelch...

Air blowing on the mike will break the squelch every time, a good foam "sock" on the mike will do wonders, as will re-directing the airflow.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-22-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,234
Posted By airguy
Pertinent to me for this thread to pop back up...

Pertinent to me for this thread to pop back up again - I'm taking my IFR written later this week and starting my flight work next week. I didn't have any trouble at all getting a CFII to agree to...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,050
Posted By airguy
If you are not running a Cessna-style...

If you are not running a Cessna-style "pressure-to-flow" meter, then just a standard NPT plug will do the trick. Teflon PASTE - never TAPE.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By airguy
Yup. I had a five year plan, and it only took me...

Yup. I had a five year plan, and it only took me eight. I think I did pretty good. Not bitching.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By airguy
During the empennage, Vans directions are along...

During the empennage, Vans directions are along the lines of "Take two eggs, break them gently in a bowl, mix with a cup of milk and beat gently... etc etc"

During the wing section, Vans directions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By airguy
If you've got the latest software, it does pretty...

If you've got the latest software, it does pretty well without the external antenna. I have the antenna sitting on a shelf, ready to install - but just haven't gotten around to it due to the good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By airguy
I'm a firm believer in the autopilot myself and...

I'm a firm believer in the autopilot myself and use it A LOT - but never below 1000 AGL. There is just too much going on to trust the autopilot to do its thing without error. I'll take off, turn out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By airguy
Thanks for all the comments - replacement pads...

Thanks for all the comments - replacement pads and a rivet set tool were ordered this morning, I'll put them on this coming weekend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By airguy
Copy that. Just ordered a set.

Copy that. Just ordered a set.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By airguy
Brake pad question - replacement time?

Recently I had a caliper O-ring go bad and leak out, so I replaced both of them (225 hours TT). In the process I managed to get the pads a little wet with brake fluid, and now braking action is poor....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By airguy
NAPA 7220 primer is what you want.

NAPA 7220 primer is what you want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By airguy
I use my A20's on panel power, so the Bluetooth...

I use my A20's on panel power, so the Bluetooth power budget is a non-issue. Phone calls and texting, and music inflight when not in a high workload environment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By airguy
That's a lot of vibratory mass to be supported by...

That's a lot of vibratory mass to be supported by the aluminum lines - I would feel more comfortable with a hard mount somewhere. YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,278
Posted By airguy
Discuss with your DAR or FSDO inspector, they'll...

Discuss with your DAR or FSDO inspector, they'll be the ones you have to convince.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-04-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By airguy
Quite a bit of personal experience doing exactly...

Quite a bit of personal experience doing exactly that myself - and you're right, it can get a bit sketchy - and it's resulted in a few modifications of my fuel system to get it to work reliably.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By airguy
Those are beginner numbers, you gotta pick those...

Those are beginner numbers, you gotta pick those up.
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,727
Posted By airguy
I suppose they could make the device wait a...

I suppose they could make the device wait a particular amount of time after receiving the last valid transponder "sniff", and then issue a very low-power ping that would be picked up by the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,866
Posted By airguy
Mid-February is when I received my beta unit that...

Mid-February is when I received my beta unit that ended up being the final production design. It took a little time for several beta testers to show the result was good, call the design final, and...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By airguy
Perhaps so - not my airplane, not my decision.

Perhaps so - not my airplane, not my decision.
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By airguy
Certified 172R is going in the shop in 2 weeks...

Certified 172R is going in the shop in 2 weeks for the Stratus ESG with 2i box, total $5500 installed.

Just a datapoint. We do have it good in the experimental world, I expect to see much wailing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By airguy
Last time I opened it up for putting in padding...

Last time I opened it up for putting in padding for the pumps and lines, lots of prior pictures as it took me a while to reach my final configuration that I was happy with. I had to build a special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By airguy
You're simply heating the fuel to the boiling...

You're simply heating the fuel to the boiling point, and then it's flashing to vapor and pushing the mix into the engine, flooding it out.

It's not what you want to hear, but the solution is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By airguy
Arrive early in the morning while traffic is...

Arrive early in the morning while traffic is light, and many times they'll ask you if you have a runway preference, that's your best bet.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-24-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,314
Posted By airguy
Toxicology testing performed by the FAA...

Toxicology testing performed by the FAA Bioaeronautical Research Sciences Laboratory, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the pilot was negative for carbon monoxide and cyanide. The testing identified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By airguy
I have a Reno racer close to me that is in Phase...

I have a Reno racer close to me that is in Phase I for his hand-control Cassutt racer, I can put you in touch with him if you need to, PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By airguy
Do the math ahead of time for a passenger in the...

Do the math ahead of time for a passenger in the 200, 220, 250 pound range and know where the CG will fall with full tanks, 2/3 tanks, 1/3 tanks. One day you'll have a situation where someone wants a...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,327
Posted By airguy
Russian Collusion!! Where's Vlad?!?

Russian Collusion!! Where's Vlad?!?
Forum: Safety 04-18-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,124
Posted By airguy
It's the little things that can get you, too. I...

It's the little things that can get you, too. I am guilty of releasing some of the magic smoke myself, from some wire that I really never thought about...

I ordered an Allan Nimmo cowl flap device...
Forum: COMM 04-16-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By airguy
Shielded ignition wires and resistor-type plugs...

Shielded ignition wires and resistor-type plugs should eliminate most of that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By airguy
Balance your injector nozzles and enjoy.

Balance your injector nozzles and enjoy.
Forum: COMM 04-09-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By airguy
I have the Dynon UAT (and Delta-Pop 978MHz blade...

I have the Dynon UAT (and Delta-Pop 978MHz blade antenna) - originally the 470, then the 472, and several subsequent beta-test versions of the 472. The installation requirements for the ADSB-472...
Forum: COMM 04-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By airguy
I have my two comm antennae (bent whip) on the...

I have my two comm antennae (bent whip) on the far left and right sides of the airplane under the seat pans, transponder is in mid-tail area about a foot forward of the static port location and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By airguy
If you're stuck on a FP prop, Craig Catto makes...

If you're stuck on a FP prop, Craig Catto makes an excellent prop for the purpose.

A constant speed will give you the best climb, top end, and cruise - but the Catto can come very close in some...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By airguy
Going to be difficult with the leading edge fuel...

Going to be difficult with the leading edge fuel tanks.
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,727
Posted By airguy
Certainly true. I wouldn't think it would be...

Certainly true. I wouldn't think it would be attenuated enough to be a concern within the range of collision-avoidance distances, but only testing would tell us for sure. Each airframe will have more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By airguy
Second on the constant speed prop - I'll never go...

Second on the constant speed prop - I'll never go back.

With an IO360 and constant speed up front I was fighting a NOSE heavy tendency, and ended up moving several remote-mounted avionics and the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,727
Posted By airguy
Line-of-sight radio transmission being blocked by...

Line-of-sight radio transmission being blocked by "stuff" in the way is only applicable at fairly appreciable distances. Anything close enough to you to worry about, but directly above or below, is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By airguy
A current limiter (as used in this context) will...

A current limiter (as used in this context) will not actually limit current.

A CB (circuit breaker) is a cockpit-resettable device that will trip when the current flowing through it exceeds a...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-05-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,718
Posted By airguy
Plan "A" for me is afternoon Thursday departure...

Plan "A" for me is afternoon Thursday departure from west Texas, overnight Cajun Feast in New Orleans and late morning arrival Friday, headed for HBC.
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By airguy
Another good experience here - I have 4 of them...

Another good experience here - I have 4 of them on my plane (2 comm, transponder and UAT) and the only problems I've ever had with them were self-inflicted.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By airguy
I know of at least 2 guys who did exactly that,...

I know of at least 2 guys who did exactly that, yes. And no, I'm not saying we all should do that - but I don't like being force-fed the idea that it's the only way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By airguy
Right.... and if anyone, ever, for any reason,...

Right....

and if anyone, ever, for any reason, wants to change anything, that's bad and they shouldn't do that. That's why we still drive flintstone vehicles, right?

Bob's a brilliant guy, don't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By airguy
Truth. I recently installed an EarthX ETX900 and...

Truth. I recently installed an EarthX ETX900 and my 70 amp alternator will show mid-40 amp charge rates at 900-1000 rpm warming up right after start for the first minute or so. The battery will take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By airguy
Will they take a fuel order and come fuel you up...

Will they take a fuel order and come fuel you up like at Oshkosh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By airguy
Well, just like anything else on the interwebz -...

Well, just like anything else on the interwebz - just because somebody says it, doesn't mean it's accurate.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,024
Posted By airguy
Next time you're cleaning your canopy, look at...

Next time you're cleaning your canopy, look at any surface on it with the same number of square inches as your engine air intake, and consider that. :eek:
Forum: COMM 03-29-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By airguy
Also handy for when my wife wants to sleep and...

Also handy for when my wife wants to sleep and not be bothered with ATC calls.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,669
Posted By airguy
Nahhh, there was one about a week ago that...

Nahhh, there was one about a week ago that reached back 2007.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By airguy
Unless you are running one of the new lithium...

Unless you are running one of the new lithium batteries - in which case voltage is very stable (and relatively high) even under a good discharge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By airguy
Yes - same for working with fiberglass and resin...

Yes - same for working with fiberglass and resin - you'll get messy enough at some point that you want clean gloves but by that time your hands are sweaty and you'll NEVER get another pair on - just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By airguy
I've got a pair of these Dynon converters that I...

I've got a pair of these Dynon converters that I am not using - working fine when removed. I changed them out because I run 91E10 mogas and 100LL mixtures with very different capacitance values so...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-22-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,718
Posted By airguy
I'm planning on it, first time there for me.

I'm planning on it, first time there for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By airguy
I chased a mystery brake fluid leak for a long...

I chased a mystery brake fluid leak for a long time on my airplane for exactly this reason - finally figured out I was simply overfilling it and it was dumping a little in turbulence or air in a line...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By airguy
Sounds about right on the weight - mine came in...

Sounds about right on the weight - mine came in at 1110 with the IO360, constant speed, backup alternator, plus extended range tanks. I've got the full Classic Aero interior as well and just about...
Forum: ADS-B 03-18-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By airguy
If every aircraft was operating with ADSB that...

If every aircraft was operating with ADSB that might actually work. Right now even with ADSB giving them a tail number for the airplane, that doesn't tell ATC if you are receiving services or not -...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By airguy
This is the same stuff we spray on our compressor...

This is the same stuff we spray on our compressor packages at work for the oilfield, very tough and wears well under abuse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By airguy
And you might give some thought to strain relief...

And you might give some thought to strain relief on the tubing, or at least route it in such a way that it is nearly strain-free. I followed the instructions with my 9A and by the time it was ready...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By airguy
Both those batteries need to be of the same type...

Both those batteries need to be of the same type then - you can't (or can't for very long anyway) mix lead-acid and lithium-type batteries on the same bus.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-09-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,687
Posted By airguy
That's pretty much it in a nutshell, yes. But I...

That's pretty much it in a nutshell, yes. But I sure do enjoy holding 2000+ off the runway!

Somebody asked me the other day how long I hold that climb rate coming off the runway. My answer was "Long...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,687
Posted By airguy
Probably. Some folks put way too much emphasis on...

Probably. Some folks put way too much emphasis on an arbitrary limit that was set in stone and proclaimed to be "The Limit."

Yes, there are reasons to limit horsepower on any aircraft design. No,...
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