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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By moosepileit
The ETX 900 VNT/vented is the only one I'd put on...

The ETX 900 VNT/vented is the only one I'd put on my side of the firewall. $549. 5.4#. A bit steep on dollars per pound saved for me, for now. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By moosepileit
Your battery looks like an overlabled Odyssey...

Your battery looks like an overlabled Odyssey PC925. Batteries Plus nearby may have one for $187-ish.

There is also an "L" swapping poles, so don't get the wrong part number. In lithium LiFePO4...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,514
Posted By moosepileit
8 August Airventure Survey

Found a SurveyMonkey Airventure survey in my email dated 8 Aug. 20 minutes of likes/dislike rating and notations.

Might be worth your time. Covered everything but ATC directly, but you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By moosepileit
VAF's size and activity level would probably...

VAF's size and activity level would probably serve as a great (non-political, if that is possible) watchdog and knowledge pool for the issue of where the planes live.

I'll soon lose my nice setup...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By moosepileit
My trutrak sheared the roll axis screw. There...

My trutrak sheared the roll axis screw. There was enough friction that it would still track a bit and move the stick and ailerons in the hangar.

Lucas said check closer, it was a sheared screw.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By moosepileit
Jim, I originally had white PSA navstrobes, they...

Jim, I originally had white PSA navstrobes, they were RFI noisey. Big ferrite chokes helped. I did not like the color, so went with and like the pilotlights kit.

Please report any RFI in the comm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By moosepileit
I tried the PSA original "navstrobes". The were a...

I tried the PSA original "navstrobes". The were a white shade, not colored.
Under the Grimes colored hemis-
Red was orangeish
Green was blueish
No way they were "right".
They needed the biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By moosepileit
Pilot lights set of 3 $50

https://www.pilotlights.net/led-navigation-bulbs-set-three-3-bulbs-ra-7512-bay15s-ba15s

Like. 1/3 the draw.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By moosepileit
My Alternate static source valve switch from...

My Alternate static source valve switch from Stein is cockpit air behind the panel.

Open the valve in cruise with vents open or closed on the autopilot and the plane descends 30 to 50'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,780
Posted By moosepileit
Next time I fly in, I'll do GAC to help keep HBC...

Next time I fly in, I'll do GAC to help keep HBC sterile.

Please consider not filling this sterotype. Most of my buds are vintage and warbird owners in the KOSH context. I've always been an EAB...
Forum: Safety 08-01-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,514
Posted By moosepileit
New Holstein is the longtime Cub fly-in: "New...

New Holstein is the longtime Cub fly-in: "New Holstein Super Cub Fly-In is presented by SuperCub.org, all tailwheel aircraft are welcome, and tricycle-gear airplanes are tolerated (they must park on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,780
Posted By moosepileit
What did ATIS say when they arrived? Someone, ...

What did ATIS say when they arrived?

Someone, hopefully having heard a clean parking ATIS and following the NOTAM, is gonna be the one to find no room in their area upon taxi-in.

No way they...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,514
Posted By moosepileit
Having helped write military flight manuals and...

Having helped write military flight manuals and procedures in the USAF, I had one constant nag about format- the lack of "Overview".

We had to brief the "overview" to all the high-ranks (most of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By moosepileit
Do you want to shoot spproaches or just pass...

Do you want to shoot spproaches or just pass through some IMC?

If approaches, a WAAS IFR navigator allows destination and alternate to be GPS based approaches. That is an up front expensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,359
Posted By moosepileit
Dave Passhow and Van randomly gave my wife and I...

Dave Passhow and Van randomly gave my wife and I a cart ride on their way the a meeting. Van got cut off twice himself this year.

They are on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,792
Posted By moosepileit
$135 any day but night show days weds and sat,...

$135 any day but night show days weds and sat, which are sold out at $165. You can ask if they have entries @ the entryway to the chalet each day as advanced sales are over.

After a few days here,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,359
Posted By moosepileit
Aside from the non-go around hop-frog, if the...

Aside from the non-go around hop-frog, if the below was a V-tail, he scared the gazinks out of tower. Sun 3:15pm thereabouts.

The notam of 1/2 mile nose to tail is generous enough. What seemed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,359
Posted By moosepileit
When it was done by the trained and approved...

When it was done by the trained and approved originators, "merging and spacing" was for IFR at ATC's approval. It was not just eyeballed, you could watch the closure and range and see the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,786
Posted By moosepileit
SER is nearby, glad you are in a hangar. Holler...

SER is nearby, glad you are in a hangar. Holler if you need any help. (email link)
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By moosepileit
Thank you, I Youtube searched, most pull 2-3...

Thank you,

I Youtube searched, most pull 2-3 amps, so about 24-36 watts each at 12V. Some halogen housings are round, some rectangular.

There may be a sweet spot fore/aft if any modding can be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By moosepileit
Once in fuel, best to leave in fuel, in my...

Once in fuel, best to leave in fuel, in my experience.
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By moosepileit
Awesome idea. Could you see how many amps they...

Awesome idea. Could you see how many amps they actually draw at 12-14 volts?

A few have a fore/aft adjustment, but are designed for projector halogen replacements, not sure if the $127 SNGL brand...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By moosepileit
Flying with open doors or removed in the cert'd...

Flying with open doors or removed in the cert'd world takes tests and paperwork for the aircraft.

Smells like a phase 1 type testing entry/reentry @ the FSDO level to me.

The normal flight may be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By moosepileit
If you use toggle switches, there is no common...

If you use toggle switches, there is no common "off" to test, unlike a rotating key switch, right?

I don't know the risk of turning the engine switches back on to catch the engine, I was taught if...
Forum: ADS-B 07-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By moosepileit
Anyone have a PAPR emaled to them for a flight...

Anyone have a PAPR emaled to them for a flight where they were in and out of radar coverage or better yet fly with an ADSB-in wingman or friend flying nearby?

I'd like to know what both look like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,836
Posted By moosepileit
How many amps will each of these pull?

How many amps will each of these pull?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,659
Posted By moosepileit
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CK722 Is that up...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CK722

Is that up the alley?

Break...

12V, one, two, 12V starter shock? How? Did you become the transorb/snapjack/diode?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By moosepileit
Fresh avgas on clean white rag.

Fresh avgas on clean white rag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By moosepileit
Advisory Circular Subject: Parts 91 and 135 Single Pilot AC No: 91-73B

Advisory Circular
Subject: Parts 91 and 135 Single Pilot, Flight
School Procedures During Taxi Operations
Date: 7/30/12 Initiated by: AFS-200

Please consider this AC on visability and prevention...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,026
Posted By moosepileit
I am making light, sarcastically, of their...

I am making light, sarcastically, of their (Uavionix) website's updates at the time of posting.

Funny, not one aviation publication publishes any of this info.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,026
Posted By moosepileit
As a fence-sitter on the Skybeacon who knows just...

As a fence-sitter on the Skybeacon who knows just enough to grasp how much I don't know, thank you!

I await the "Q2 2018" Uavionix releases to see what is happening officially.
Forum: Safety 06-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By moosepileit
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&u...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/articles_eaa/EAA_2011-03_the-waddington-effect.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiByM_-jcLbAhXN61MKHYIABCsQFjABegQIBx...
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By moosepileit
The rooftop Library bar at Vendue and similar...

The rooftop Library bar at Vendue and similar above Grill 225 were our favorites. Market Pavillion 225 East Bay, great 1130am Sunday Brunch.

Mills House was a staple hotel.

Sullivan's...
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By moosepileit
Used to live across from LRO yet hangared out...

Used to live across from LRO yet hangared out west at DYB. LRO also opens the Isle of Palms/Dunes West via rideshare apps.

The run down to Battery King/Queen/East Bay street area is worth it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,092
Posted By moosepileit
Uavionix Skybeacon UAT?

Any post install PAPRs?

How well does the sniffer work for a normal old Mode C transponder?
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By moosepileit
Assuming the cells inside are cylinders like...

Assuming the cells inside are cylinders like common 18650s, the main hazard is crushing them verically in shipping type handling. The negative contact is everything but the top and the insulator...
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By moosepileit
This looks best vs. birds and added bonus,...

This looks best vs. birds and added bonus, original "Star Wars"-esque. "Hits Away!"
https://icaro2000.com/Products/Helmets/Rollbarplus/Rollbarplus.htm

Have to get this one just to look like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
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: 2,138
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: 2,138
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: 2,138
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: 8,351
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: 8,351
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: 2,969
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: 2,969
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: 5,042
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: 2,833
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: 769
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: 769
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: 379
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: 5,393
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: 1,181
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: 28
Views: 5,552
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: 28
Views: 5,552
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: 671
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: 1,394
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: 2,327
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: 1,562
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: 1,562
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: 85
Views: 11,665
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: 462
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: 2,242
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...
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