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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By vic syracuse
Question?

Pm Sent.
Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,633
Posted By vic syracuse
It is per each aircraft. Vic

It is per each aircraft.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By vic syracuse
SOLD Tempest UREM37BY

I have 14 like new Tempest UREM37BY plugs. They are 5 months old with 60 hours on them.

$25.85 at Spruce

$14.00 each plus shipping.

Vic
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,074
Posted By vic syracuse
What a horrible tragedy. There are no words. Just...

What a horrible tragedy. There are no words. Just prayers for friends and family.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,633
Posted By vic syracuse
I was disqualified in the Stearman as I had a...

I was disqualified in the Stearman as I had a Garmin 496 driving the Trig Mode S transponder for a few years. They told me since they already detected OUT from the aircraft, it was ineligible, even...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By vic syracuse
I might be headed up to Rochester NY soon to do...

I might be headed up to Rochester NY soon to do another prebuy. Perhaps you and the other buyer could split the travel costs.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By vic syracuse
As I mentioned in another thread, a lot is being...

As I mentioned in another thread, a lot is being discussed with the FAA on the next rewrite of the rules pertianing to Amateur-Built aircraft. But it is really all discussions at this time. The good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,591
Posted By vic syracuse
I've used Hotel Whiskey tanks in both of my 10's...

I've used Hotel Whiskey tanks in both of my 10's and the 7, and have installed them in other customer's airplanes as well. Be patient. I'm sure they will get back to you. It is a good product, tried...
Forum: Tools 10-08-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By vic syracuse
With the Dynavibe GX (around $4K), it calculates...

With the Dynavibe GX (around $4K), it calculates the weights and tells you where to put them. Usually done in 3 runs.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By vic syracuse
Not to put a damper on anything we all want and...

Not to put a damper on anything we all want and hope for, but this is not even close to reality yet. Some of us are involved in these discussions, and at best the FAA will begin to start on new rule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By vic syracuse
I see you are in Illinois. I am headed to the...

I see you are in Illinois. I am headed to the AOPA convention today in Carbondale. Come down if you get a chance and we can talk RV's.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By vic syracuse
Use Registration as a source

Make sure the data plate matches the information on your registration card, in the same format. Make (usually your name unless SLSA or you decide something else like a corporation, model (usually...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By vic syracuse
If this picture is of the One Week Wonder, they...

If this picture is of the One Week Wonder, they were not retreads. They were either Goodyear flight specials or Michelin Aviators. They did not come from Van's as part of the kit.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,546
Posted By vic syracuse
I forget which month it was published. If you...

I forget which month it was published. If you can't find in on the website archives send me your email.


Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By vic syracuse
FS: WHELEN HDACF POWER SUPPLY ( 14V / 28V ) & A600PG light

I have an almost new 100 hours) Whelen HDCAF power supply for sale. These are currently $519 at Spruce.

$350 plus shipping CONUS

Also, Whelen A600PG (Green nas/strobe assemby), like new as well....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,074
Posted By vic syracuse
It works fine. Have done many prop balances this...

It works fine. Have done many prop balances this way. As someone mentioned, do check to make sure the bottom cowling isn't rubbing the spinner. It shouldn't happen, but these are all individually...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By vic syracuse
Be careful with doing it this way. It might work...

Be careful with doing it this way. It might work most of the time, but DIRECT TO is to the center of the airport, while the localizer is lined up with the runway centerline. The best and correct way...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By vic syracuse
I have found that it starts better hot WITHOUT...

I have found that it starts better hot WITHOUT the boost pump being on. Throttle just a little bit open, and SLOWLY advance the mixture as it starts to fire. Hasn't let me down yet.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, you can make one. However, most of the...

Yes, you can make one. However, most of the Electronic ignition providers send one with the kits so you might contact one of them and see if you can just get it. Lightspeed and Electroair have them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By vic syracuse
Jerry is a super individual and we are all...

Jerry is a super individual and we are all rooting for him!

Vic
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By vic syracuse
Towing is in fact currently prohibited with...

Towing is in fact currently prohibited with Experimental/AB aircraft.

I tow my neighbor a lot in his L-19. As mentioned, that is a really sweet airplane for that function.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By vic syracuse
MOSAIC

OK, let me give some input here before this goes too far off track.

There has been a lot of behind the scenes work between EAA and the FAA on MOSAIC. I am honored to be a part of that process since...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By vic syracuse
With quite a few hours on this now, I see that...

With quite a few hours on this now, I see that the collision algorythm is a lot tighter on the Lynx than it is on Foreflight. I do get the traffic warning light and audio warning when a collision is...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By vic syracuse
Move the clips

I think you got bad advice on not moving the circlips. They are adjustable for a reason. I have over 1400 hours behind the 912's in Kitfoxes I built, and I usually changed the circlips between Summer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By vic syracuse
A momentary switch which it NO is needed. In...

A momentary switch which it NO is needed. In other words, activating the switch will close it to ground.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,593
Posted By vic syracuse
This is correct. Good advice here on SLOWING...

This is correct.

Good advice here on SLOWING down. Slow is your friend in the RV's and bumpy IMC. I avoid the bumpy stuff whenever I can, even in the RV-10. Slowing down makes for a much better ride...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,751
Posted By vic syracuse
I did not delete it, and won't. But it is flat...

I did not delete it, and won't. But it is flat out wrong that timing is additive to the 70 degrees that was mentioned in that post.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,751
Posted By vic syracuse
Our engines run well from around 0-45* of timing....

Our engines run well from around 0-45* of timing. Once you get past this you can detonate and run rough. Let's say the LS is giving you 45* of timing. Engine runs fine on mag alone at 25. Engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,751
Posted By vic syracuse
Check for intake leaks as well. Beleive it or...

Check for intake leaks as well. Beleive it or not, leaks can cause problems at higher power setting.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, sure do. :) Vic

Yes, sure do. :)

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By vic syracuse
I just installed one in my Stearman. Too early...

I just installed one in my Stearman. Too early for pireps yet. The screen is bright and it certainly presents lots of information, and the WIFI connects to Foreflight so traffic is displayed there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,320
Posted By vic syracuse
We're in. :) Vic & Carol

We're in. :)

Vic & Carol
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By vic syracuse
The riveting overall was horrible. It could have...

The riveting overall was horrible. It could have been used as an example of every type of mis-set rivet, over drilled holes, missed holes, etc.

We walked away from it, but about 2 months later I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, have someone who is qualified to look at it...

Yes, have someone who is qualified to look at it closely. I've inspected quite a few "prepunched" ones that were pretty bad, including one RV-10 that was basically scrap.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By vic syracuse
The red cubes seem to fail prematurely when they...

The red cubes seem to fail prematurely when they are exposed to heat. I've been seeing quite a few of them lately in the engine compartment without any heat shielding. If you have it located there,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,253
Posted By vic syracuse
Our Lycomings are all about splash lubrication as...

Our Lycomings are all about splash lubrication as well. 1000 or higher is a great idel speed, for lubrication & ignition.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,892
Posted By vic syracuse
Been filling my own since the 90's. Vic

Been filling my own since the 90's.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,654
Posted By vic syracuse
Joe was also the DAR and my Flight Advisor for...

Joe was also the DAR and my Flight Advisor for the One Week Wonder! :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,923
Posted By vic syracuse
Just landed a bit ago at home. Lots of storms to...

Just landed a bit ago at home. Lots of storms to circumvent today. Have to love the Southeast in the summer!

What an honor it was for me last night to make the first flight of the Airventure One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,364
Posted By vic syracuse
I canít say enough times that we have been...

I canít say enough times that we have been listening, observing, and discussing all of the issues this week. For those of you who think and write that the EAA doesnít care about ALL members, I assure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,364
Posted By vic syracuse
We hear you. We have been meeting on it and are...

We hear you. We have been meeting on it and are meeting again @ 6:45 again this am.
It is no easy fix, but very smart people are involved (NOT including myself in that part of the statement) and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,364
Posted By vic syracuse
Many of you may know that I am the Homebuilt...

Many of you may know that I am the Homebuilt council chairman, am on the BOD, and am on the EAA Safety Council, left by Charlie Precourt. I want to assure all of you that this topic has been front...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By vic syracuse
Silicon is dirt, which is different than the...

Silicon is dirt, which is different than the silicone you use on the oil filter..

Vic
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-22-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By vic syracuse
I know you said you triple checked the wiring....

I know you said you triple checked the wiring. Does that include the center conductor of the coax? Be sure the center conductor is seated properly inside the BNC connector to the full depth. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By vic syracuse
Contact Jan as mentioned. I just helped a...

Contact Jan as mentioned. I just helped a customer procure an 8 and Jan did the transition training in a 6 and then a flight in the ownerís 8. That was fine with the insurance company.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By vic syracuse
The SE really has been horrible this year....

The SE really has been horrible this year. Constant thunderstorms. Usually by this time of the years the grass is beginning to burn out. Not this year. Everything is a lush green.
We made it here to...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmmm. I havenít seen this. I have flown the demo...

Hmmmm. I havenít seen this. I have flown the demo RV-14A at max gross weight, including max baggage, and I see the auto trim barely moves forward in cruise flight. Iím inclined to think ther may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By vic syracuse
They are supposed to be recorded by the EAA. Vic

They are supposed to be recorded by the EAA.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes

Yes, and he did an absolutely wonderful job!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By vic syracuse
Oshkosh Bound

We are leaving for OSH today. I need to be there for some meetings this weekend and I am licensing a new RV-7 in Madison, WI on the way. It sure looks to be an extremely busy week with lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, both are wonderful airplanes in their own...

Yes, both are wonderful airplanes in their own rights, but the key is to slow down in the bumps. The ride is better for all occupants. :)

They are both great instrument platforms, and I highly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By vic syracuse
Bill, I really doubt with that Thunderbolt engine...

Bill, I really doubt with that Thunderbolt engine you have a leaking nose seal. Check the o ring inside the prop hub.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By vic syracuse
If you are talking about the mag cover plate...

If you are talking about the mag cover plate only, I have had luck by cleaning both surfaces real well and then using a light film of automotive gasket sealant on the gasket.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm thinking the water was just a coincidence and...

I'm thinking the water was just a coincidence and is a red herring. You should probably clean out your MP line.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,096
Posted By vic syracuse
Totally uneventful first flight! Kudos to Bill...

Totally uneventful first flight! Kudos to Bill and Phoenix for a very well-built airplane. :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,549
Posted By vic syracuse
I agree with all of the comments here. You should...

I agree with all of the comments here. You should not be afraid of replacing cylinders on our Lycoming engines. Just do them properly and under some supervision if you haven't done it before....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By vic syracuse
Dayton, not a lot of data here to help us...

Dayton, not a lot of data here to help us understand what you are seeing. Is it erratic, or a vastly different number on the RPM guage than what you would expect? The second one is most likely a...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By vic syracuse
Spruce Michelin Aviator

Spruce has them:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/michAviator2.php?clickkey=7940
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By vic syracuse
Not exactly correct

With regards to Bill's comment, we probably need to assume (without having all of the facts) that the engine that came out of the RV was originally a certified engine/prop combination and had...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By vic syracuse
It's OK...

The master and avionics solenoids will get hot to the touch.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By vic syracuse
Solvent

I use Brake Clean or any other solvent.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By vic syracuse
SB in 2006

Hi, Scott. I don't know what vintage your kit is, but there was a SB issued in 2006 to check on the B nut inside the tank and safety wire it. Here's the...
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