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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Raymo
Also consider a Delta Pop antenna...

Also consider a Delta Pop antenna (http://deltapopaviation.com/VHF_Com_Antennas.html). You won't be disappointed with the price or performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Raymo
If the G5 and HDX use the same baud rate and...

If the G5 and HDX use the same baud rate and protocol, you can just split the signal out of your existing ARINC-429.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Raymo
Mounted mine in the baggage area. Did not want...

Mounted mine in the baggage area. Did not want more weight in the tail. The tip is just barely tucked into a hole in that bracket.

https://i.imgur.com/zOxJ5T4h.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,342
Posted By Raymo
I only have one heat muff on my straight pipe...

I only have one heat muff on my straight pipe system. 20 F and higher is my limit but I am also a southern GA transplant. I don't fly in colder WX
Forum: Southeast 07-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Raymo
Wish I'd known you were there, Mark. LHW is my...

Wish I'd known you were there, Mark. LHW is my home base. Charlie and crew are great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Raymo
Yes, you should set or reset the P-Mag timing to...

Yes, you should set or reset the P-Mag timing to TDC if you currently have it manually retarded. You can then adjust the Adv Shift in the software.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Raymo
Here is my layout but it doesn't currently permit...

Here is my layout but it doesn't currently permit an IFR navigator installation.

My backup batteries are installed on the lateral supports in front of the sub-panel.

https://i.imgur.com/ZLsKS9Xl.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Raymo
Your proposed solution would likely require sharp...

Your proposed solution would likely require sharp bend in the tubing to get through the forward spar.

Depending on your wiring plans, there should be ample room in the specified spar pass-through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Raymo
Very interested but may prefer a black or...

Very interested but may prefer a black or anodized version for my truck, which has no shiny/chrome parts.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,898
Posted By Raymo
I'm now on the list too, with plans to...

I'm now on the list too, with plans to incorporate them into a Superior cold air sump upgrade this fall.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Raymo
Yes, twist away, slowly, until happy with the...

Yes, twist away, slowly, until happy with the results. Find a nice flats surface to confirm the twist is gone. You may need to do some bending to meet the width requirement gaps as well, per...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Raymo
Same for the -7... Page 9-9 of the instruction...

Same for the -7...

Page 9-9 of the instruction manual

Install bolts/nuts/washers to hold the roll bar in place for further fitting. With the nuts tightened, double-check that the roll bar is square...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Raymo
I might be misunderstanding and not sure if this...

I might be misunderstanding and not sure if this is a slider or tip-up but the slider roll-bar mounts to the longerons, not the canopy rails.
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Raymo
From what I read in the NOTAM, you'll just post...

From what I read in the NOTAM, you'll just post your HBC sign as you will on first entry and communicate your specific needs to someone in that area.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Raymo
I have AeroLED Nav/Strobes and my tail light did...

I have AeroLED Nav/Strobes and my tail light did the same as yours. Turning on Nav would result in strobe also coming on and vice versa.

An email to the company got me a replacement light.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By Raymo
This happened to me during my last condition...

This happened to me during my last condition inspection. I tried the thread-chasing tool that comes with the spark plug cleaning kit from ACS and it just made it worse.

Grab the heli-coil with a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-26-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Raymo
PM sent, Keith.

PM sent, Keith.
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Raymo
Bugs?

I recently read an article on micro-organisms that can get into the fuel system and wreak havoc.

http://clean-fuels.net/got-bugs-in-your-fuel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,297
Posted By Raymo
I think the fuel is getting hot before it gets to...

I think the fuel is getting hot before it gets to the carb, where it gets hotter. You might try putting a phenolic block or similar insulator between the carb and sump to insulate it from the block...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-25-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Raymo
Sounds good, Keith. I actually sent an email. We...

Sounds good, Keith. I actually sent an email. We can go from there and I can do PayPal. Might fly over and pick them up, if I can find the time this week.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-25-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Raymo
I'm not terribly happy with the intersection...

I'm not terribly happy with the intersection fairings I have. If these are relatively new from Vans, I am interested.

Email sent.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Raymo
This is how my starter and alternator wires are...

This is how my starter and alternator wires are supported. I don't think there is a better way.

If I recall, my O360 intake tubes required #27 size clamps. If you have cold air induction, the tubes...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Raymo
I had trouble with #4 on my first few flights...

I had trouble with #4 on my first few flights with no gear fairings/wheel pants.

Since installing them, temps have come down significantly but I also worked hard at sealing the baffles and tuning...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,822
Posted By Raymo
Scott, Is there a concern with future buffing...

Scott,

Is there a concern with future buffing near the edges of the wrap? I like this solution for the reduced added weight.

Awesome looking plane!
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By Raymo
The -7A is super easy to land and your insurance...

The -7A is super easy to land and your insurance premium will likely be a little less expensive.
Forum: COMM 06-21-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Raymo
Not an expert or ham operator here but... The...

Not an expert or ham operator here but...

The Bob Archer Nav antennas work well in the wingtip because they are intended to be mounted horizontally. The COM antennas work best in a vertical...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-20-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Raymo
I'm fairly certain the tail feathers of a -6A are...

I'm fairly certain the tail feathers of a -6A are the same as a -6, in case you want to change your title and have more potential takes.

At the lease, the parts can be used as scrap for smaller...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Raymo
And if any non-certified equipment is installed...

And if any non-certified equipment is installed (e.g. electronic ignition) on your engine that could be certified, you will do 40 hrs of phase 1.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By Raymo
You may need to update the 472 to the latest...

You may need to update the 472 to the latest software after installation. The process is similar to the transponder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Raymo
Pricing is typically a discount on the Vans kit...

Pricing is typically a discount on the Vans kit prices with the amount being negotiated between buyer and seller. Labor is not usually recovered.

The buyer will need a signed sales agreement that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Raymo
Lots of commercial pilots use iPads for their...

Lots of commercial pilots use iPads for their chart data. Saves a lot of weight over paper charts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By Raymo
I would suggest doing the upgrades in the reverse...

I would suggest doing the upgrades in the reverse order. EFIS first, then AP or ADSB, whichever is more important to you. If funds do not support this route, you'll end up piecing things together,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Raymo
I too have the Infinity grips and had to cut 2-3...

I too have the Infinity grips and had to cut 2-3 inches off the stick but very happy with the setup. The Infinity grips slide over several inches of the stick where the Tosten (I believe) is mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By Raymo
Might be the chokes referred to in this post...

Might be the chokes referred to in this post (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1226234&postcount=42).
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By Raymo
Very nice! If only you could have incorporated a...

Very nice! If only you could have incorporated a trigger on there too :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Raymo
Remove the sending unit, drop it in some hot oil...

Remove the sending unit, drop it in some hot oil or water and see what it says. You may need to provide a ground to the sensor to the engine while testing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,883
Posted By Raymo
Lacing string also works well for holding the...

Lacing string also works well for holding the clamp and won't poke a hole in your finger.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/BreydenLacingTapes.php?recfer=4715173
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By Raymo
The purge valve is optional on the FM-150 but...

The purge valve is optional on the FM-150 but required (I think) on the FM-200 and larger servos.

This could be a stuck flow divider or a servo problem but I would suspect the latter. A call to Don...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,087
Posted By Raymo
airplane-covers.com

Weather Max from Mac’s Airplane Covers, LLC. Fully lined for RV canopies. It's not listed on their website but you can ask for it. Very light.

Cost was $264.95 plus s/h $18.85 about a year ago. They...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Raymo
I don't see how they can't be portable. They have...

I don't see how they can't be portable. They have to take the test equipment to the airplane to run the tests.

Also consider turning the XPNDR off and flying it to the nearest shop within your P1...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Raymo
+1 for this and also coat the wing mount bolts....

+1 for this and also coat the wing mount bolts. Clean the threads prior to torquing.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Raymo
Good point. Specs say it is okay up to 250 F with...

Good point. Specs say it is okay up to 250 F with short excursions to 275, which might be enough.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Raymo
If it was installed with something like thread...

If it was installed with something like thread locker, a heat gun will break it down for removal.
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Raymo
If you get time, swing through 3J1 and check out...

If you get time, swing through 3J1 and check out the projects. Tom of TS FlightLines is also based there.

Projects:
* RV-8 (stalled due to owner flying with Blue Angels)
* 85% scale Focke Wulf...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,547
Posted By Raymo
I don't often cruise that high or that RPM, but...

I don't often cruise that high or that RPM, but at 8500-9500 MSL, 2500 RPM, I burn 7-7.5 GPH at 155 KTAS with my Catto 3 blade prop (MFG in 2016). Other details in my signature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By Raymo
Ditto. Tried the Halo's by Phil. Tower always...

Ditto. Tried the Halo's by Phil. Tower always complained they couldn't hear me (too much background noise). Switched to A20s and am extremely happy with the improved noise cancelling and mic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Raymo
Lots of info in other threads on this. Make sure...

Lots of info in other threads on this. Make sure you have the jumper installed for the A curve but even better is to make a serial connection via your laptop and the free EICAD program (free...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Raymo
Electronic ignition? If so, you may want to...

Electronic ignition? If so, you may want to reduce the advance at cruise RPM/MAP.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Raymo
Mine was the same. I simply used my hands to...

Mine was the same. I simply used my hands to tweak the rudder trailing edge very slightly. Took a couple iterations (went too far at first) but it now flies straight in cruise and requires less right...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Raymo
I'm in the 35-40 PSI camp.

I'm in the 35-40 PSI camp.
Forum: COMM 05-29-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Raymo
In case you need more convincing, do the Super...

In case you need more convincing, do the Super Track mod. You won't regret it. Also consider the Almost -14 mod for more seat adjustment options.

My COM antenna is bottom mounted under the co-pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Raymo
You are correct. I supposed the same could be...

You are correct. I supposed the same could be done for this connection as well but why not use a fuse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Raymo
Responses above.

Responses above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Raymo
The OP may be referencing the Dynon manual's...

The OP may be referencing the Dynon manual's suggestion for either a 1 amp fuse or a short piece of 26 gauge wire, which would melt should there be a short.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Raymo
Gascolators have been known to absorb heat when...

Gascolators have been known to absorb heat when installed under the cowling (typical location), transmit that heat to the fuel and provide little benefit. Most RVs don't have one unless required by...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-22-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By Raymo
Several threads on the topic can be found via...

Several threads on the topic can be found via search (Google or Bing are easier than the built-in search function).

As far as corrosion concerns, you can use alodine (much lighter) vs primer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Raymo
In that case, not much you can do about the fuel...

In that case, not much you can do about the fuel flow/EGT spread per cylinder.

I would agree that it may be fuel vaporization that is causing your random pressure changes. If so, turning on the...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By Raymo
For an understanding of how the connectivity...

For an understanding of how the connectivity works...

www.DanHorton.net is a domain name (you pay to register), which resolves, via DNS, to an IP address (another service you pay for). The IP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,172
Posted By Raymo
Ditto! And my wife hates flying or I'd be...

Ditto! And my wife hates flying or I'd be planning to sell the -7A and building a -10.
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Raymo
SAF-AIR now makes a stainless version of the...

SAF-AIR now makes a stainless version of the CAV-110 (CAV-110SS). I asked ACS to stock it but don't yet see it available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,172
Posted By Raymo
Based on your original post, I think a -6, -7 or...

Based on your original post, I think a -6, -7 or -8 is what you want, with the -6 being less expensive, that would be my choice, in your situation. Plus you can share duties while flying with a dual...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Raymo
Sounds like you previously had the prop/engine...

Sounds like you previously had the prop/engine balanced. I'm not an expert on the topic but would think the flywheel is balanced when manufactured and you could install the same weight that was there...
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