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Forum: Safety 01-20-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By RVDan
True, monitored, but without satellites to aid in...

True, monitored, but without satellites to aid in locating the signal source no one really knows where to search.
NOAA says initial search area would be in excess of 500 sq miles. The primary search...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By RVDan
For certified aircraft, stall warnings must...

For certified aircraft, stall warnings must precede the stall by >=5 kts. The stall warning can be aerodynamic (buffeting) or by a stall warning system, which could be a switch and light like Piper...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By RVDan
So one of the problems with messing with the carb...

So one of the problems with messing with the carb jet sizes is that you canít really match it by carb p/n. The engine and prop combo determine the proper carb p/ n. If you have a constant speed prop...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-19-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By RVDan
For something as important as brakes, Iíd want to...

For something as important as brakes, Iíd want to have Mil spec parts so I know Iím not getting some Chinese produced junk. I have had poor experience with McMaster buying cheapest generic parts with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-19-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By RVDan
Try the oringstore.com.

Try the oringstore.com.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By RVDan
At the risk of being flamed by some real test...

At the risk of being flamed by some real test pilots here, it sounds like it pretty much behaves like my previous -6 and current -6A.
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By RVDan
Scott is correct. Ok, here are the details. All...

Scott is correct. Ok, here are the details. All 406mhz ELTís are qualified to TSO-C126, and by reference to RTCA DO-204. DO-204 says that the manufacturer of the ELT MAY provide aircraft power to...
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By RVDan
Some ELTís use internal GPS and others use data...

Some ELTís use internal GPS and others use data from your GPS navigator. The answer to your question is yes, in both cases.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By RVDan
Iím pretty sure that when you do the nozzle flow...

Iím pretty sure that when you do the nozzle flow test you must have the throttle wide open and mixture full rich. If you did it with the throttle anywhere except wide open you wonít get the correct...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By RVDan
Yes, I stand corrected.

Yes, I stand corrected.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By RVDan
Yes, but still need DME and VOR equipment on the...

Yes, but still need DME and VOR equipment on the aircraft and operational.
Forum: COMM 01-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By RVDan
I searched the AEA EEDirect listings for AEA...

I searched the AEA EEDirect listings for AEA members and On Call Aviation 805-815-2751 lists one for $1500. Description is NAV/Com with dime 891. I would suspect that the price is very negotiable. ...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By RVDan
Lots of comments here that apply to the old 121.5...

Lots of comments here that apply to the old 121.5 ELTís, and not the new 406 ELTís. The g switch is now much more sensitive to gís in multiple axis, therefore better at detecting crashes.

The old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,768
Posted By RVDan
Petition for an ASOS station. They are free to...

Petition for an ASOS station. They are free to the airport if there are none others close by.
https://www.allweatherinc.com/programs/faa-asos/
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By RVDan
I would definitely recommend a 406 ELT that takes...

I would definitely recommend a 406 ELT that takes a GPS input to provide lat/Lon to the satellite. It gets the rescuers directly to you. Without the GPS input there is a much larger search radius....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By RVDan
While the flashpoints for the listed ATF fluid is...

While the flashpoints for the listed ATF fluid is slightly higher, they are not self extinguishing like the fluids qualified to Mil-H-83282 are. The self extinguishing part is important in that once...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By RVDan
Per Mil-H-83282, the minimum flash point temp is...

Per Mil-H-83282, the minimum flash point temp is 205c and the minimum fire temp is 245c. The fluid is also self extinguishing when the heat source is removed. Per the spec, it is compatible with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,746
Posted By RVDan
I second this. Even if the trim was misrigged, it...

I second this. Even if the trim was misrigged, it should be much more sensitive. But Iíd start with the basics, weight and balance. An aft CG will require excessive elevator, thus excessive trim. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,234
Posted By RVDan
Any information on whether or not these work with...

Any information on whether or not these work with HID lights?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By RVDan
Dynon must have a bunch. They buy them back when...

Dynon must have a bunch. They buy them back when upgrading to the 472. Why would you want a 470 instead of the 472?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-05-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By RVDan
I have done some extensive troubleshooting with...

I have done some extensive troubleshooting with the Electroair experimental system, some of the experience may be applicable to the certified system. Iíd be glad to help if I can.

First question....
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By RVDan
The other aspect of mode S is the ability of it...

The other aspect of mode S is the ability of it to provide a data link to threat aircraft with TCAS II, which provides resolution advisories. The resolution advisories are coordinated between the 2...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By RVDan
The Nextgen ATC updates have included aircraft ID...

The Nextgen ATC updates have included aircraft ID being transmitted from the aircraft so that controllers automatically have the data displayed on their scope tags without having to manually enter...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-27-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,371
Posted By RVDan
The discharge characteristics of the two...

The discharge characteristics of the two different chemistries are drastically different. The testing errors will be different. For example, for lead acid chemistries the voltage decreases...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-26-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,371
Posted By RVDan
When using light bulbs as a load, the load is...

When using light bulbs as a load, the load is essentially a pure resistive load. Applying Ohms law, the load will drop linearly as voltage drops. An 11 A load at 14 V will be 9.4A at 12V, and 7.85 A...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By RVDan
I just downloaded and searched the SDS and TDS...

I just downloaded and searched the SDS and TDS for PPG PS-890 (Proseal), PRC 1440 and PRC 1422, no mention of the production of acetic acid or alcohol.
You sure you are not thinking of the common...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By RVDan
Not a real structures engineer, but if you look...

Not a real structures engineer, but if you look at the load distribution across a beam (the angle), the loads decrease linearly towards the ends. Therefore the strength of the beam can decrease near...
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By RVDan
From the FAA ADSB policy dated March, 2016; 1....

From the FAA ADSB policy dated March, 2016;
1. The ADS-B OUT alteration must be documented in the aircraft maintenance record per section 43.9(a) and include the statement, ∑'The installed ADS-BOUT...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By RVDan
It may be true that the hole is rounder, but the...

It may be true that the hole is rounder, but the rivet expands to the hole either way. Unless your hole drilling is really off, a hand drilled hole should yield a hole with less than, .003Ē out of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By RVDan
I find the drill vs ream an interesting...

I find the drill vs ream an interesting discussion.

Does it increase the strength of the joint? There is no data to support that. The strength data in the FAA structures handbook, MMPDS which...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By RVDan
I used to live in West Chester, and think I had...

I used to live in West Chester, and think I had the first RV there in 1999. There will be classes in Frederick, Md, which is about 2-1/2 drive. Sponsored by our EAA chapter. I thought the schedule...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,925
Posted By RVDan
Braided ground straps are better at attenuating...

Braided ground straps are better at attenuating electrical fields than cables. The woven strap presents a larger surface area making it better from a noise perspective. That said, I use an AWG#2...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,110
Posted By RVDan
Sorry for your loss Tom. Fighting cancer is a...

Sorry for your loss Tom. Fighting cancer is a tough trip for both patient and caregivers. ��
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,483
Posted By RVDan
Real aviators use knots and NM. :D While the...

Real aviators use knots and NM. :D
While the groundspeed data is reliable, a real measure of performance from the airplane is TAS. Of course PA and engine power have to be factored in.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By RVDan
Well the DO-160 ref is accurate, the Part 23...

Well the DO-160 ref is accurate, the Part 23 Regís that our airplanes were designed to call for 9 gís ultimate. The later Regís called for 18g for items of mass in occupied spaces, which is what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By RVDan
Fall is the rut season for deer. Crazy hopped up...

Fall is the rut season for deer. Crazy hopped up on hormones, looking to get laid. They are also nocturnal, and come out of hiding at dusk, just when they are hard to see.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By RVDan
If hard pressed, I use this tool then, machine CS...

If hard pressed, I use this tool then, machine CS a touch to flush the rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,485
Posted By RVDan
I used to use experimental, but they ultimately...

I used to use experimental, but they ultimately ask for aircraft type, which is more useful to them and others. I know the experimental is in the Regís, in the interim, I tried ďexperimental RV...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By RVDan
I used to overhaul HIO360D1A engines. Iirc, they...

I used to overhaul HIO360D1A engines. Iirc, they had a hollow crank and the case had the port for a governor line, but the crank didnít have the pickup hole for the oil pressure. I could be wrong,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 290,986
Posted By RVDan
If you collect payment via paypal, you can use...

If you collect payment via paypal, you can use their discounted postage to print a label and ship.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,659
Posted By RVDan
Tom made my replacement hoses, for every flex...

Tom made my replacement hoses, for every flex line on my airplane.
I wasnít chancing it. Great product and even better service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,659
Posted By RVDan
I purchased my-6A that had been flying about 500...

I purchased my-6A that had been flying about 500 hrs. About 50 hrs later I was climbing out and began to smell fuel. Really smell fuel. Shortly later my feet started to feel wet. Checked under the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By RVDan
If adjustment is unchanged, and neutral elevator...

If adjustment is unchanged, and neutral elevator is neutral stick, then the stops at the elevator horn were never set correctly.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By RVDan
I have my ADS-B In antenna there. Works fine.

I have my ADS-B In antenna there. Works fine.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-13-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By RVDan
Absolutely, engine off when adjusting on a...

Absolutely, engine off when adjusting on a pusher. If you donít know what adjustments to make, we can help with that.
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By RVDan
From Hartzell Service letter HC-SL-61-61Y. ďThe...

From Hartzell Service letter HC-SL-61-61Y.

ďThe engine models listed are the configurations tested. Modification to the engine that alters the power of the engine models listed in Table 2 during...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By RVDan
I have an AFP FM150 and am curious what you mean...

I have an AFP FM150 and am curious what you mean by ďsetupĒ. I did the installation and idle and mixture adjustment myself. Admittedly a little tedious to run, shutdown, adjust then repeat until...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By RVDan
Lucky you, mine failed flaps down 100 miles from...

Lucky you, mine failed flaps down 100 miles from home. That was a slow flight home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By RVDan
I just did this last winter using the Airflow...

I just did this last winter using the Airflow Performance FM 150. I bought package from them. The Fab air box fits but will need a spacer between the carb and air box plate to space it down as the FM...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,779
Posted By RVDan
The reason they limit the alternator output is...

The reason they limit the alternator output is because their battery management system doesnít limit charge current. Lion batteries have a very low internal resistance and will take very high charge...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,242
Posted By RVDan
LiThium Polymer (LiPo) batteries are lithium ion...

LiThium Polymer (LiPo) batteries are lithium ion batteries. The polymer aspect is a manufacturing technique, and technically other differences also that allow them to overheat easier. The chemistry...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,242
Posted By RVDan
Dynon has stated in the past that the battery...

Dynon has stated in the past that the battery charge state is controlled by the Skyview display, which is how the battery is charged. If that is the case have you considered how the increased pack...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By RVDan
I have the Electroair ignition in place of my...

I have the Electroair ignition in place of my right mag with impulse on the left mag. I used the MTH and it works very well. Controller and map sensor in the cockpit side of the firewall. Contact me...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-16-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By RVDan
One thing to check would be wheel alignment per...

One thing to check would be wheel alignment per the manual. The other would be the attachment weldments, and gear leg attachment holes in the weldments. Remove the nuts from the retention bolts for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By RVDan
Here is a link to the manual. ...

Here is a link to the manual. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By RVDan
You can build with a partner, but only one can...

You can build with a partner, but only one can get the repairmans certificate. I built my first RV6 with 2 partners. No problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By RVDan
Yep, Duracellís, or Costco brand are reliable...

Yep, Duracellís, or Costco brand are reliable leakers over time. Only put them in things you donít want to keep. Energizers for me, no leak.
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,005
Posted By RVDan
For 1, ADSB position accuracy is much better than...

For 1, ADSB position accuracy is much better than Terminal or Center surveillance radar and it is updated more frequently. Important for maneuvering traffic.
The other part is aircraft ID, which...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,005
Posted By RVDan
ADSB out is a big safety advantage. Remember the...

ADSB out is a big safety advantage. Remember the mode C veils are 30nm and you wonít be able to go inside that. Really makes East coast flying much harder without ADSB out.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,673
Posted By RVDan
Without going into the reasons why, Some of the...

Without going into the reasons why, Some of the factors that relate to establishing Vne are directly related to TAS. In older part 23 airplanes, where all that we had available was a simple...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By RVDan
I recommend that you wait buy avionics until you...

I recommend that you wait buy avionics until you need to. When you need to make a decision so that you can proceed with the build, then plan a buy at Sun N Fun or AirVenture. Tech is changing and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,239
Posted By RVDan
Good info, thanks.

Good info, thanks.
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