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Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By KatanaPilot
I believe that Synergy Air...

I believe that Synergy Air (http://synergyair.com/) will be opening a southern division at Newnan airport (KCCO) on or about July 1 of this year. You might want to consider at least taking the...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By KatanaPilot
Per Ron's suggestion some time ago, we did that...

Per Ron's suggestion some time ago, we did that for our RV-7A tip up. The execution would be a little different, but conceptually this would also work on your RV-14. I know another RV-14 builder...
Forum: Oregon 02-03-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By KatanaPilot
There is plenty of tie down parking on the south...

There is plenty of tie down parking on the south end of the Atlantic ramp. I have seen numerous GA aircraft tied down there during visits over the past year and a half. Rental cars and taxis are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By KatanaPilot
There are other choices as well

Van's now sells the Thunderbolt line of Lycoming engines - which I understand you can customize.

My engine (ECI/TItan) had only test stand hours but had sat on the airplane for a couple of years. I...
Forum: Oregon 02-02-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By KatanaPilot
If you are going to see Synergy, they are on the...

If you are going to see Synergy, they are on the west side of the field, just south of the Atlantic FBO.

Depending on traffic, tower will let you land on 34L/16R. It's a bit of a taxi from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By KatanaPilot
Congratulations Bill! Looking forward to...

Congratulations Bill!

Looking forward to performance reports on the wide chord composite Hartzell and on your beautifully made plenum. I'm about a month behind you with a similar setup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By KatanaPilot
I'll PM you tomorrow.

I'll PM you tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By KatanaPilot
Our Dream RV-7A

We are within a month (we hope) of flying ours. It was a QB project we bought, but ended up doing over much of the previous owner's work.

Penn-Yan modified ECI Titan IO-360, 9.5 to 1, converted from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks for the link and the information. Guess I...

Thanks for the link and the information. Guess I need to visit the news and releases page more often.

As long as we are only taxed once, there probably is some benefit to spreading the payments out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By KatanaPilot
Guess I didn't get the memo from Van's. Kyle,...

Guess I didn't get the memo from Van's.

Kyle, are you saying that there will be a one for one reduction in tax liability upon registration provided you can properly account for Georgia sales tax...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By KatanaPilot
Check your work table!

Having recently built new flaps to replace the twisted QB flaps in my kit, I would stress the importance of having a very flat work table.

When I was at Synergy, we spent about 30 minutes shimming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By KatanaPilot
Sales Tax on Van's purchases in Georgia

I just received a small order from Van's. For the first time ever, I was charged sales tax. I suspect I know the reason, but does anybody know for sure?

If this is the future, it will add thousands...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By KatanaPilot
Congratulations!

We hope to follow with our RV-7A within a month.

Favor to ask - could you have him take some clear pictures as to how he implemented the key lock with the JD Air canopy release handle?

Thanks!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By KatanaPilot
I have two sets of pre-terminated 4 cylinder...

I have two sets of pre-terminated 4 cylinder wires that have only been used for the test stand runs of my engine. They are the E-Mag OEM wires that come with the P-Mags. If you buy them from E-Mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,757
Posted By KatanaPilot
I can assure you the landing gear on Diamond...

I can assure you the landing gear on Diamond aircraft is pretty robust. I have a 20 year old DA20 and the landing gear is very similar to the design on the RV-14. A DA20 weighs about 1650 pounds vs....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks!

We had a good deal of discussion at Synergy about this. They had not done a SJ cowl in a while and never a Bill Lane plenum (which the folks at Synergy were quite impressed with).

The diffusers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By KatanaPilot
How about SCEET?

Has anyone with the James Cowl tried SCEET hose instead? If so, any Pireps?

The neoprene hose idea doesn't seem durable enough, but it sounds like some of you have had good results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By KatanaPilot
On our RV-7A...

We went with the Superior cold air sump on our ECI IO-360 - primarily because Clint at Vetterman indicated he had an exhaust that would work with the Superior, but not the ECI sump. We installed a...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By KatanaPilot
Today's high bypass turbofans all have high idle...

Today's high bypass turbofans all have high idle thrust. Some have a "flight idle" mode triggered by flap extension. Primary reason is to meet Part 25 requirements for an 8 second limit from idle...
Forum: Southeast 12-21-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By KatanaPilot
I'm sure you know this, but Atlanta is a big town...

I'm sure you know this, but Atlanta is a big town with almost 6 million people in the metro area and close to a dozen GA airports. If you could narrow down the area, it would help us locals provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,524
Posted By KatanaPilot
Nice play on words

I like the Van's (Venn) diagram.
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,412
Posted By KatanaPilot
Can't speak to the RV-12, but I have some...

Can't speak to the RV-12, but I have some experience with the Evans NPG+ in our tightly cowled Rotax 912F (81 hp) DA20 Katana. When the AD was issued (2005 I recall) we had to switch from 50/50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,093
Posted By KatanaPilot
Here is how we did it

I wasn't able to get any practical ideas on the forum, so I came up with a possible solution. We worked through a couple of issues out at Synergy and ultimately developed a usable jettison...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By KatanaPilot
Check with Stein

http://http://www.steinair.com/product-category/switches/aml34-series/

We just installed our panel with one three way rocker switch for our AeroLED Aerosun VX landing/taxi lights. If I recall...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By KatanaPilot
Sorry for thread drift

Used to play on the Struthers dairy farm in Symington. I was in Troon and Prestwick a couple months ago and drove past Symington on the A77 coming from GLA. Wondered if their farm was still...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By KatanaPilot
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/4-Thin-Nose-Pneu-Yok...

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/4-Thin-Nose-Pneu-Yoke/productinfo/SNYT405/#.WhzWNus76K0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By KatanaPilot
My understanding is it will be around June or...

My understanding is it will be around June or July of next year. The challenge right now is finding a suitable facility that they can get up and running by then. They have identified the location...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By KatanaPilot
Experience with Synergy Air

I started to build an RV-10 from partially built kits I bought from a couple of sources. The build quality was not great and I didn't initially have the skills to fix someone else's work. I sold all...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,208
Posted By KatanaPilot
An observation

I have been working on completing a purchased RV-7A project at Synergy in Eugene since February.

During that time, I have watched several builders start and others complete their RV-14's. My very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By KatanaPilot
I disagree

Garmin WAAS GPS antennas have an amplifier that can fail. We had a situation where one antenna failed and the RF it transmitted was strong enough to block the adjacent GPS antenna - so we experienced...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,385
Posted By KatanaPilot
Which is why I am pleased you used high...

Which is why I am pleased you used high temperature resin on your plenum. I can only imagine the under plenum temps after shutdown on a hot day.

The guys at Synergy were amazed at the ease of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By KatanaPilot
Another method?

If you want to have the gear leg fairing removable, you can disregard this entire post.

We just completed the main/nose gear leg fairings and wheel pants installation this week at Synergy. I assume...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-12-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By KatanaPilot
If I could do it again I would have loved to work...

If I could do it again I would have loved to work at Scaled Composites. Wanted to go to Test Pilot School but the Air Force wouldn't take pilots from the Reserves, despite my Aero degree. Working...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By KatanaPilot
Haven't flown yet

We have this prop on our RV-7A but haven't flown, so can't provide any useable data.

It was a great prop on our DA-40 and I expect great performance and durability on the RV-A.

Hope to have the...
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By KatanaPilot
Classic Aero

Superior products and customer service. I was just there yesterday picking up a replacement side panel - we installed the JD Air tip up canopy lock - and I had ordered a stock panel. Classic made a...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By KatanaPilot
Agreed

It's worth every penny. The quality difference is noticeable and the skills you learn are invaluable. Besides that, it's a lot of fun working with the Synergy Air team.
Forum: COMM 10-26-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By KatanaPilot
I'll send you a couple of pictures next week when...

I'll send you a couple of pictures next week when I get back out to Synergy.
Forum: Propellers 10-26-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,125
Posted By KatanaPilot
Even more for the extended "M" hub, plus about...

Even more for the extended "M" hub, plus about $1500 for the polished spinner. Not cheap, but it was delivered on time and I don't expect any in-service issues with the Hartzell. Didn't have any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By KatanaPilot
Hopefully the G3Xperts will respond, but here is...

Hopefully the G3Xperts will respond, but here is an answer from my son who just wired this on our RV-7A after talking to the Garmin folks -

" think you don't on the discretes, however a pull up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,432
Posted By KatanaPilot
The bad news is you have some failure of the...

The bad news is you have some failure of the powder coating. The good news is you found out before the horns were riveted to the elevator. My luck wasn't as good...

And my RV-10 elevators are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By KatanaPilot
Mike H works with Stein - they got all of my...

Mike H works with Stein - they got all of my money, so Mike can afford the new ones :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By KatanaPilot
Check Brown Tool and eBay

I bought a 3.5 oz used gun from Brown Tool and a 6.0 oz one off eBay. I recall I paid less than $50 each.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,733
Posted By KatanaPilot
I disagree with your numbers only on the basis of...

I disagree with your numbers only on the basis of my limited experience. Penn-Yan found a corroded cam and lifters plus they found some damage to one of the cylinders and pistons presumably from the...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By KatanaPilot
I assume you want the SB for the UL engines. ...

I assume you want the SB for the UL engines. Hope this link (https://rotax-docs.secure.force.com/DocumentsSearch/sfc/servlet.shepherd/version/download/0681H000002U5WGQA0?asPdf=false) works.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,733
Posted By KatanaPilot
To the point of the original post, I believe the...

To the point of the original post, I believe the only practical way to properly inspect the cam is to open up the engine. Pulling and reinstalling individual cylinders and the potential for issues...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,733
Posted By KatanaPilot
Single data point

We bought an RV-7A project that had a two hour old Titan/ECI Lycoming O-360 clone. Engine had been pickled after assembly/test run and was in Grand Junction, CO in a heated workshop for about 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,093
Posted By KatanaPilot
Exactly our issue as well. I was hoping for...

Exactly our issue as well. I was hoping for pictures of how someone modified the Van's canopy release and connected a Bowden cable to the actuator arm. We have some general thoughts as to how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,093
Posted By KatanaPilot
Pictures?

We are trying to implement such a mod on our RV-7A. The stock T- handle does not play nicely with our modern glass panel. A Bowden cable was what we had also thought to use. Rather than reinvent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By KatanaPilot
Really nice looking RV-7A in that last picture. :D

Really nice looking RV-7A in that last picture. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By KatanaPilot
Sent you a PM. I have some pictures of this mod...

Sent you a PM. I have some pictures of this mod we did at Synergy a couple of months ago on an already built tank. Don't know if that will help you.
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
Blunt trailing edge

With all of this talk about airfoils and stall characteristics - I hope our resident aerodynamicist can answer this.

I've noticed the RV-14 has blunt (divergent) trailing edges on the ailerons (and...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
You designed the airfoil and with all of the...

You designed the airfoil and with all of the RV-10's flying, no one has offered you a chance to fly one? With Van's is just up the road from you - that is just wrong.

Mark Cooper (VAF -...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
Yes, that and the overly simplistic and totally...

Yes, that and the overly simplistic and totally inaccurate explanation I was given during PP ground school in 1973 of how lifties come to be. I had to go to the North Avenue Trade School in downtown...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
You are absolutely correct, my apologies. I...

You are absolutely correct, my apologies. I should have worded my response and my question a little differently.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
Two molecules of air meet at the stagnation point...

Two molecules of air meet at the stagnation point on the leading edge...:rolleyes:

I don't trust aero types either and I am one.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
Very thoughtful and thorough explanation. If you...

Very thoughtful and thorough explanation.

If you have ever looked at many Boeing wings, you will notice Krueger flaps on the inboard leading edge and traditional slats further outboard. This was one...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
I wasn't questioning the statement regarding the...

I wasn't questioning the statement regarding the RV-12 wing having zero washout. What I was asking about was the blanket statement about "square" (rectangular) wing planforms not needing/desiring...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
Could you provide a little more justification for...

Could you provide a little more justification for your statement please?
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,046
Posted By KatanaPilot
Small World?

Killer Bee is that you? I thought you were in Defuniak Springs.

I buy Aviation Simple Green by the 5 gallon jug. Only downside for use on wings is it strips the Rejex or Zaino polish off. So I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By KatanaPilot
If you are in Aurora, you could always drive...

If you are in Aurora, you could always drive another 1 1/2 hours south to Eugene to visit Synergy Air (http://synergyair.com/). There are usually several RV-14's under construction there - last week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By KatanaPilot
Check out EAA website

Good article here...
Forum: Oregon 09-16-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By KatanaPilot
Synergy Air Fly-In September 30

Synergy Air is having an open house and fly-in at their Eugene location (KEUG) on Saturday, September 30 from 1100 to 1600. Free Hawaiian BBQ lunch. Good chance to see the new RV-12iS and talk to...
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