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Forum: Alternative Engines 04-23-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,353
Posted By N333M
BTW..one more thing..There was probably more...

BTW..one more thing..There was probably more profit made on those 400 engines you mention , than all the profit on GA engines sold in the market. You see the US gov does not just buy an engine for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-23-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,353
Posted By N333M
Ross, Honda is a huge company..and you can read...

Ross,
Honda is a huge company..and you can read that a huge bureaucracy. The company moves very, very slow. (largest engine mfg in the world its claimed) The US government contract are also awarded...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,591
Posted By N333M
Mav, I have the almost 14 mod in a 9A, and I am...

Mav,
I have the almost 14 mod in a 9A, and I am curious to your dilemma. Did the builder install the flap on the back of the seat, (which is original to the vans seat) so you can set the seat back in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,353
Posted By N333M
Honda

The answer to the speculations of why Honda didnt proceed with the Aero Engine, is because it was built as a result of the US government awarding huge contracts for Drone engines, and supporting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,235
Posted By N333M
Ipad mini-4 ..but..

I have an Ipad min-4..cause I really like foreflight. Got it and foreflight before I had an RV. However.. many times in the RV its difficult to read in the cockpit when the sun is bright, and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By N333M
Who is Abby?

Who is Abby?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By N333M
Sport EX and EIS 4000

I am installing the Sport EX, with the EIS 4000 Hmm..I wonder if the Sport EX hooks up the same way?.. i have already downloaded several "other than " sport EX manuals to figure out how to do this,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By N333M
YEs..the Blue 4.8 v excitation wire is tied to a...

YEs..the Blue 4.8 v excitation wire is tied to a resistor installed parallel to the signal wire from the sender. The video from GRT calls it a "resistor tree" you need to build. I did that, but I did...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By N333M
Hey Guys..I just registered there last week, but...

Hey Guys..I just registered there last week, but its not automated via the web site. You have to email GRT support..thru the GRT regular site..to get approved. They told me they did this because the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By N333M
OK, As far as I know, I have but one wire. But..I...

OK, As far as I know, I have but one wire.
But..I didnt trace it to the tank.
The craft had the standard Vans 2 1/4 round fuel gauges in it. they seemed to work ok in the 75 hours I flew it before I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By N333M
how do you determine..and fuel levels

How do you determine if you have resistive float senders, or capacitive senders in your tanks?

I am beginning to calibrate the fuel levels in my RV9A for a GRT EIS system, which I didnt build, with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,218
Posted By N333M
what a hit that would be if....

I cant help thinking what a Hit that machine would be in the kit market..It could fullfill so many of the criteria put forth in that older.."whats next from Vans" thread.
Easy entry and egress, high...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By N333M
FOR GRT's benefit...

Ahhh..Thanks men!
Catmandu, thanks for the link to Katies post. kinda curious I just ordered and received the whole thing from GRT, and they still send both..oh well. Also kind curious that statement...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By N333M
EIS 4000

Forgot to mention..GRT Sport Ex WITH the EIS 4000 engine monitor, which of course the subject of the question.
Any advice welcomed!
Don
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By N333M
GRT sport EX ..resistors in p-lead

I am installing the 7"GRT sport EX. Plan is to obtain GRt tach signal from the mags P-lead. I notice 2 sets of resistors in package, heatshrinked with spade terminals on either end, 27K ohm and 39k....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By N333M
geez I love this place!

Gents
I am truly enjoying all this discussion, and Walt, I got one a those!
so far the panel is from left to right..Garmin G5, GRT sport EX, 3 1/8 pitot airspeed and below it either T&B, or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By N333M
oil press

Gasman,
thats kinda what I was thinking, oil pressure would be nice to have backed up with analog. Did you run the single signal wire from the VDO sender to both you analog gauge AND the EIS? or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By N333M
Which analogs instruments to leave in panel. GRT Sport EX install

I am considering which of the old instruments to leave in the panel. Airspeed of course, turn and bank, maybe altimeter..maybe not, if there is room. But I would also like to have a few engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By N333M
ahhh..battery

So, I gather from these answers, that when the manual mentions secondary power, it means backup battery power. I didnt get that before. Perhaps I need to consider obtaining a battery.
Any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By N333M
GRT Sport EX install

Gents, I am upgrading my steam gauge panel on my RV9A with a 7" Sport ex and a GRT EIS, which I plan to mount on the panel above the radio stack as well.
I have the new sub panel cut and ready, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By N333M
new GRT 7 inch sport EX

Anyone using the GRT 7 " sport EX yet? its more rectangular than square.
I saw it in the booth, and Greg mentioned it was the brightest screen they produce..new glass in it. This was noticeable in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,865
Posted By N333M
Jay,, Just for discussion.. Yes, I agree, we want...

Jay,, Just for discussion..
Yes, I agree, we want Vans to be around for a long time, and the kit plane biz has had many , many casualties... But..
Will simple improvements to vans current designs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,337
Posted By N333M
Mr Lips, I have recently considered this question...

Mr Lips,
I have recently considered this question myself, being a builder of 5 aircraft, none of them RV's, since 1980. I know the proud feeling one gets when someone asks on a ramp at an airfield,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,787
Posted By N333M
BTW...he went by Frosty..

BTW...he went by Frosty..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,787
Posted By N333M
A 9A alot like that sold last year..about 14...

A 9A alot like that sold last year..about 14 months ago in northern cal for 35 k..tried to by it..was actually on my way from Illinois via commercial airline..and got all the way to portland, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,865
Posted By N333M
Maybe an RV-13??

Maybe an RV-13??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By N333M
Thanks men..I grounded the sender wire to the...

Thanks men..I grounded the sender wire to the ground post on the back of several of the gauges..nothing..gauge does not respond. Has 12 v on the power wire. Ran a jumper from known good ground on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By N333M
Dont know what an EXP2bus is, so I cant answer...

Dont know what an EXP2bus is, so I cant answer that. As I mentioned, I am not the builder, and my experience behind this panel previously has been only to remove a couple of bad flight insturments...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,865
Posted By N333M
Mr. Lock, After posting the above last night..I...

Mr. Lock,
After posting the above last night..I went to bed thinking about this Kit-Plane market. To begin with, I'll confess that I almost bought a Glastar before I found the RV9A I own today. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By N333M
Gents, all this makes perfect sense. However the...

Gents, all this makes perfect sense. However the first thing I did was put the fluke meter on the back of each gauge, and there is 12 volts to the gauges,,and yes..they are wired together. The power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By N333M
gasman, Im having a difficult time finding the...

gasman, Im having a difficult time finding the gauge troubleshooting directions on vans site. Any Idea where they are?
Thx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By N333M
Really?..I actually never thought of that. I...

Really?..I actually never thought of that. I assumed that with 12 v to the gauge, a good ground..with the signal wire attached they oughtta work.
ILl go look at vans site now..
thx!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,865
Posted By N333M
I think to increase market share in the kitplane...

I think to increase market share in the kitplane biz..a traveling High wing design would bring the most new customers. Along the Glastar theme..but all aluminum of course. a bit bigger in the cockpit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By N333M
vans engine instruments failed

I am about beside myself. Yesterday, I was trouble shooting a vans oil temp gauge in my RV-9 that had been giving me readings I did not believe. After checking the connections, removing the sender...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,481
Posted By N333M
speeds for a 9A

I wonder how these speeds should be adjusted for a 160 hp Fixed Pitch 9A? OR if they even should?
I have been using similar speeds in the pattern..but try to get a bit slower on final..or it seems I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By N333M
Doug, and Tony Thanks for those numbers! Doug,...

Doug, and Tony Thanks for those numbers!
Doug, What is the engine turning at WOT..170 kts at 8000 DA?

Tony, What engine do you have in that beautiful Taildragger? And do you remember what pitch...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By N333M
Raymo, Thanks for the reply! unfortunately, I...

Raymo,
Thanks for the reply!
unfortunately, I dont have EGT monitoring yet, (which is killing me) so I am leaning the old fashioned way..pull till it coughs..then turn it back in a bit. And I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By N333M
AX-o, Yes, Id love to see some stats on props...

AX-o, Yes, Id love to see some stats on props info for your -4!

Scott, I understand, I just installed a new ASI..actually a Garmin G-5, and had it calibrated, along with the old ASI which I left in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By N333M
Anybody using a 2 blade Catto?

I am wondering if anyone has any info on the 2 blade Catto, vs the standard 2 blade metal Sensenich prop on a 9A? I have the 79 pitch metal sensi, placarded for 2600 rpms max, and it seems a little...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,586
Posted By N333M
happy with the seat mod

Just want to chime in and say I installed the seat back mod in my 9A slider and I am very happy with it. also..my wife is happy!..we notice the shoulder room difference, as we are not shoulder to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By N333M
fuel senders

Gents,
Can someone tell me how to tell what kind of fuel senders are in my 9A's tanks?
I have had a vans fuel gage quit, and I am not the original builder, and unfortunately he has passed away, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By N333M
UK radios??

I am starting to see alot of Com radios for sale from europe, with the mandated change on frequency spacing over there. Some pretty good deals. Anybody know if there is any reason those radios wont...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,821
Posted By N333M
10 Bucks?..OMG..I'll order those tomorrow! ...

10 Bucks?..OMG..I'll order those tomorrow!
Thanks! I was afraid they would want 500 dollars!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By N333M
Aileron alignment?

I have a just purchased 9A that has a heavy left wing..so much the trim wont relieve it.
after much measuring and consternation, I believe the wings are very close to the same incidence, I measured...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,821
Posted By N333M
flaps

Thanks for the reply Steve.
The Flaps definitively are not in alignment now with the fuse. Prior to my adjustment, they were even with the fuse at the root..both the same..no gap. now..the left flap...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,821
Posted By N333M
which aileron bracket?

My newly aquired 9A has a heavy left wing..so much the trim wont relieve it.
after much measuring and consternation, I believe the wings are very close to the same incidence, about .3 degrees...
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