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Forum: Reviews 01-26-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,062
Posted By rvator51
My understanding is you can increase the gap on...

My understanding is you can increase the gap on the aviation plugs to get a-bigger spark so you getting some of the benefits of an automotive plug, just not as cheap. Also these guys were converting...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-26-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By rvator51
New Years Flyout to Lake Havasu

Hello everyone! I have made arrangements with the manager at Hangar 24
for our yearly New Years Day lunch and they are expecting us. So far,
the weather is looking nice. The plan is to be...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,292
Posted By rvator51
Our deepest condolences, Tom. She sounded like a...

Our deepest condolences, Tom. She sounded like a very special person.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By rvator51
Yes, thanks all too. Heading to Ace hardware...

Yes, thanks all too. Heading to Ace hardware tomorrow.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By rvator51
LED strip lighting - how to bond to frame

For those Who have attached LED strip lighting to their cockpit, the self-adhesive on the back of the strips doesnít seem very strong. have you used any type of glue to securely Bond the LED strips...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-19-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,691
Posted By rvator51
Thumbs up on Design One!

Thumbs up on Design One!
Forum: RV-4 09-30-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By rvator51
I changed to electric flaps in my RV-4 after flap...

I changed to electric flaps in my RV-4 after flap handle popped out of full flap position to no flaps on short final to Sedona. Mounted Servo under vert stab and used short cable to trim tab so...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 73
CHT
Views: 9,961
Posted By rvator51
I tested mine with tape that was a little loose...

I tested mine with tape that was a little loose at the joint. I saw little to no difference with the tape on or off.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By rvator51
landing on 27

Hi Joe,

We came in on Monday Morning with winds 360 at 12 gusting to 26. On final roundout of 180 degree turn to final for 27 and cleared for green dot, tower told us urgently to change to orange...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By rvator51
Pretty much a direct line from SLC to the north...

Pretty much a direct line from SLC to the north starting point of the Zuni corridor over the grand canyon. Then fly to. The south point of the Zuni corridor then direct to flag. The north south...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-29-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,236
Posted By rvator51
With the semi-sequential injection, does the fuel...

With the semi-sequential injection, does the fuel flow go down since you are injecting on demand instead of constant fuel flow? An estimated of how much is saved?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,495
Posted By rvator51
We saw the same thing leaving Osh Friday morning...

We saw the same thing leaving Osh Friday morning south bound too on our Skyview/Foreflight displays. No precipitation on light or dark green as we flew through it. We did get a few drops when going...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By rvator51
Flyboy accesories sells them JDair sells...

Flyboy accesories sells them
JDair sells them
Antisplataero sells them
another person is 3D printing them. Think the website is rvplasticpsrts.com
Forum: COMM 06-23-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By rvator51
The Dynon Comm doesnít have any transmit inhibit...

The Dynon Comm doesnít have any transmit inhibit circuit/wiring built in so it is possible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By rvator51
A thought is you could use a 90 degree safe air...

A thought is you could use a 90 degree safe air connector if you think the bend is too sharp.
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Plumbing-Kit-Steam-Gauge/productinfo/SA-A3/
Forum: Painting your RV 06-17-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By rvator51
Hi Robert, I have the full face Hobbyair if you...

Hi Robert,
I have the full face Hobbyair if you want to come over some time and try it out.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,138
Posted By rvator51
When I upgraded to 15.3.5 last fall, my percent...

When I upgraded to 15.3.5 last fall, my percent hp quit working. Upgraded to 15.4.7 last week and itís now working again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,138
Posted By rvator51
VNE

I also saw you can show VNE now as both TAS and IAS.
Forum: COMM 06-08-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By rvator51
Radio squelch settings for audio panel

I just installed a new audio panel in my RV-6Athat has auto squelch in the audio panel. What do you do with the existing squelch settings that are set in the individual radios? Do you reduce the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,607
Posted By rvator51
Surefly needs to do like Ross did, add a switch...

Surefly needs to do like Ross did, add a switch so you can use fixed timing during ROP climb, then flip the switch to take advantage of the Advance feature for cruise. Advance still canít be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
Posted By rvator51
RV Heaven...

RV Heaven...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By rvator51
A couple of thoughts. Can you adjust your...

A couple of thoughts.
Can you adjust your linkages going from stick to elevator bellcrank to move the stick back a little.
Can you cut the stick down a little to give you clearance?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By rvator51
First I have heard of this feature. Sounds nice,...

First I have heard of this feature. Sounds nice, maybe Boeing should consult with Garmin about their MCAS system. Just kidding 😀
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,296
Posted By rvator51
I added the RV7 5th point attach hardware to my...

I added the RV7 5th point attach hardware to my RV6A no problem after RV6A already flying. Be careful when drilling through bracket flanges to ribs as bracket flanges are pretty soft and right angle...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By rvator51
RV-6a slider hard to slide

Has anyone else had a slider that doesnít slide open and closed easily? Looking for suggestions on ideas to try to make my canopy slide with less effort. My wife has a hard time opening and closing...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By rvator51
A cheap thing to try is to replace the cable...

A cheap thing to try is to replace the cable between the head unit and the body with a new one. They are only a couple of dollars from Icom. Those cables go bad and have been responsible for all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,268
Posted By rvator51
Thanks Vic!

Thanks Vic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,268
Posted By rvator51
Mass Arrivals updates

Where can you find times when the Mass arrivals on Sat and Sun before the airshow will be scheduled? Will that info be included in the text messages? What will happen if mass arrivals are delayed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By rvator51
Hi Ray, Are you saying that if you turn off the...

Hi Ray,
Are you saying that if you turn off the ADS-B in the Dynon 262 and then add a UAT to it, then you can use it or are you saying it can be used as-is as long as you stay out of class A...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-01-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By rvator51
Cactus Fly-in by invitation only?

The Cactus Flyin held on Saturday March 2 at Casa Grande AZ says “by invitation only” on the website. I know some people have already cancelled their plans to attend. Paul Mermems contacted them...
Forum: Propellers 12-25-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,725
Posted By rvator51
If I was replacing the prop, I would go with 7/16...

If I was replacing the prop, I would go with 7/16 prop bolts versus 3/8. Also if your4Ē extension is only 6Ē diameter, be a good idea to replace with 4 in extension that is 7 in diameter.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-09-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By rvator51
New Year Flyout to Lake Havasu

Hi everybody.
Itís been awhile since I have posted anything but I wanted to coordinate a flyin lunch to Lake Havasu. This has been a popular event in times past so I wanted to see if there is still...
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By rvator51
Have you checked out the Trig transponders? 2...

Have you checked out the Trig transponders? 2 1/4 in head with remote mount body.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,396
Posted By rvator51
Best Paint for inside of cowl?

Any suggestions for what is the best paint to use for painting the inside of the cowling? I have squeeged on a layer of epoxy to seal the fiberglass and am going to use white paint over it followed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,482
Posted By rvator51
I bought a set at Oshkosh but havenít installed...

I bought a set at Oshkosh but havenít installed them. I expect them to really outshine the duck works 50w and interested to see how good the built in taxi led works.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By rvator51
It’s not that simple to remove a wing on a 6A. ...

It’s not that simple to remove a wing on a 6A. The wing spar is Bolted to the gear leg brace and can’t be removed without supporting fuselage in the air, removing wing and then putting in some sort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,866
Posted By rvator51
We were sitting along runway 9 for about 4 hours...

We were sitting along runway 9 for about 4 hours Sunday watching traffic land. Didn’t seem that heavy. Had quite a few lulls in traffic. Then you would see 4 or 5 planes all bunched together and...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,814
Posted By rvator51
Talking Yes you can.

Yes you can.
Forum: COMM 07-09-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By rvator51
Exclamation Hi Jim, I had this exact problem in my A-210. I...

Hi Jim,

I had this exact problem in my A-210. I sent it in twice before it was fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By rvator51
Congrats Shawn. Great looking RV-4!

Congrats Shawn. Great looking RV-4!
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,451
Posted By rvator51
I suspect that we will see lots of vendors at...

I suspect that we will see lots of vendors at Oshkosh showing off the new weather products on their equipment but suspect it may take several months for some vendors to send out updates to support...
Forum: ADS-B 06-25-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,451
Posted By rvator51
Real soon

Here is what the FAA rep emailed me today:

It will be available in parts of the US by end of this month, and next month for most of the continental US. You need to check with your avionics company...
Forum: COMM 05-26-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By rvator51
I have the Dynon intercom and it has worked great...

I have the Dynon intercom and it has worked great for me. But Dynon now says not to use it to control two radios as it doesnít have a transmit inhibit function and the two radios could interfere...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,433
Posted By rvator51
Electric experimental

So which experimental aircraft company do you think will come out with an electric version of their kit and how long in the future?
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,348
Posted By rvator51
its $250 at Aircraftspruce (US) and 200 a year...

its $250 at Aircraftspruce (US) and 200 a year for weekender subscription. Yhis actually doesnt sound too bad to me and is only about 50 a year than my spot subscription. Being able to do 30 text...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,060
Posted By rvator51
IPad mini 4 is my suggestion. Not sure how much...

IPad mini 4 is my suggestion. Not sure how much room in sling 2 but larger size of other iPads may be an issue.
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,454
Posted By rvator51
I was contacted today by Dynon about getting my...

I was contacted today by Dynon about getting my 472 swapped out.
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,454
Posted By rvator51
anyone other than vendors get one yet?

I bought one from Dynon the day they first announced them and still dont have a replacement unit yet. I was told that Dynon is first shipping to all of the vendors that have back orders, then I am...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,451
Posted By rvator51
New ADS-B weather selections coming in June

In June, the FAA will begin broadcasting lightning strikes, turbulence, icing forecasts, cloud tops, airmets and Center weather advisories over the FIS-B link.
Hopefully, Dynon Garmin and GRT will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,096
Posted By rvator51
Fzoreflight version 10 came out yesterday With...

Fzoreflight version 10 came out yesterday With the enhanced GDL 90 support. Does anyone want to update their ForeFlight software and report back if it now works with Dynon Wi-Fi for traffic and...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,961
Posted By rvator51
As someone who has lost a friend to a powerline,...

As someone who has lost a friend to a powerline, altitude is your friend.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,096
Posted By rvator51
I see it both ways. Foreflight could program...

I see it both ways. Foreflight could program their app to use current Dynon output and it would work. Sounds like that is what they are currently doing. Dynon also could have output a different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,096
Posted By rvator51
To be fair, Dynon never said the weather and...

To be fair, Dynon never said the weather and traffic would work with Foreflight. Foreflight is the one that needs to get their app to work with the data being transmitted by Dynon WiFi. In the past...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,096
Posted By rvator51
That is really good news and finally I wont have...

That is really good news and finally I wont have to carry a redundant Stratus ADS-In receiver in the cockpit just for the iPads.
Forum: ADS-B 03-01-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,454
Posted By rvator51
Hi John Is the new 472 the same form factor as...

Hi John

Is the new 472 the same form factor as the previous one?
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By rvator51
No but I will do it. I donít know if anything is...

No but I will do it. I donít know if anything is wrong with the antenna other than I couldnít get good grounding through it to get the SWR down. On my RV-6a, it just didnít work. I havent sent it...
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By rvator51
I was having similar issues like you and...

I was having similar issues like you and transmissions really weak on some frequencies. Dynon replaced radio with no effect. Tried 3 different coax cables. Problem not fixed until I replaced my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By rvator51
Canít you just get the brackets from vans? That...

Canít you just get the brackets from vans? That is what I did.
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 43,767
Posted By rvator51
Hopefully, Uavionix is passing on what they did...

Hopefully, Uavionix is passing on what they did to Dynon so it can be replicated in the Uavionix ADS-B In box that Dynon is selling.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-29-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By rvator51
Hi Shawn, I got mine at Falcon field in the old...

Hi Shawn,
I got mine at Falcon field in the old red champ there. Dont know if still flying or not. Sonny Weller at KDVT might give tailwheel endorsements. I think Classic air at Falcon gives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By rvator51
Fly boy accessories sells covers for them for 99...

Fly boy accessories sells covers for them for 99 for a set of two.
Forum: COMM 01-27-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By rvator51
I just replaced the 7Ē Dynon Skyview with a 10Ē...

I just replaced the 7Ē Dynon Skyview with a 10Ē display and all on the breaking squelch/noise problems went away on the Icom. I had the squelch on the Icom set almost at maximum to keep from...
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