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Forum: Texas (South) Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By airguy
Change of plans, I'll be there after all, IFR...

Change of plans, I'll be there after all, IFR weather or no.
Forum: Texas (South) Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By airguy
Not gonna make this one, my little boy has a...

Not gonna make this one, my little boy has a basketball game that I need to go to. Maybe next time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,240
Posted By airguy
Send me a PM with an email address and I'll...

Send me a PM with an email address and I'll forward you my copy of the drawings. They are designed for a RV-8 so you may have to modify a few of the dimensions to fit a different wing.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,116
Posted By airguy
I got mine a few weeks ago and I'm chomping at...

I got mine a few weeks ago and I'm chomping at the bit to install it. I've got quite a bit of flying planned for the next couple weeks, and then I'm going to take my plane down for annual and start...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,577
Posted By airguy
I modified my wing tanks to be full-span on the...

I modified my wing tanks to be full-span on the leading edge forward of the spar with two tanks each side, total of 67 gallons, a-la "Tuckey Tanks". I use them in a partial-to-full state perhaps 12...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By airguy
Dynon does not treat the forums as a tech-help...

Dynon does not treat the forums as a tech-help area, they are not routinely monitored by Dynon personnel. They should, in my opinion, but they do not.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By airguy
Certainly - I was addressing the failure mode of...

Certainly - I was addressing the failure mode of my EarthX battery BMS taking a dump and dropping my battery off the bus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By airguy
And the more evidence you can bring to that...

And the more evidence you can bring to that interview, the better. I showed up with two armloads of binders full of parts receipts, drawings, 5 binders of builders log with more than 2000 pictures...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By airguy
Couple comments here... Absolutely correct, I...

Couple comments here...



Absolutely correct, I have the same B&C 410 for my backup (also electrically dependent on my airplane) and it will put out well over the advertised 20-amp rating. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By airguy
Yes, they are the same.

Yes, they are the same.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,556
Posted By airguy
That was.... kinda ... the point. Yeah,...

That was.... kinda ... the point.

Yeah, nevermind... :rolleyes:
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-31-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,556
Posted By airguy
When there's no airflow to force it, sure, I need...

When there's no airflow to force it, sure, I need some education on how that's going to be accomplished.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-31-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By airguy
Agreed, that sounds low by 2.5-3 gph.

Agreed, that sounds low by 2.5-3 gph.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-30-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,556
Posted By airguy
Please, proceed to proceed. You have an...

Please, proceed to proceed. You have an opportunity to educate us all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By airguy
No, I can't share a source. It is very much a...

No, I can't share a source. It is very much a matter of extensive reading (this forum is an excellent source, let the search engine be your friend) and self-education about the combustion process,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,424
Posted By airguy
Perhaps - but that leads to circular logic, and...

Perhaps - but that leads to circular logic, and either way you want to look at it the underlying theme remains the same - airline travel sucks today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,424
Posted By airguy
"Most folks" don't know how bad they have it -...

"Most folks" don't know how bad they have it - they've never experienced private aviation.

Just because you've never seen a better way to do it, doesn't mean your current way is a good one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By airguy
It can be done, if you're willing to learn and...

It can be done, if you're willing to learn and take it upon yourself to do it correctly and assume the liability for your own actions.

If you want to just write a check and wave some magic paper at...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-26-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,265
Posted By airguy
Valid point. You would need something like a...

Valid point. You would need something like a constant-current driver on an LED array to accurately portray the usage.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By airguy
And you can remove a screw from a nutplate with a...

And you can remove a screw from a nutplate with a long screwdriver and three fingers, while inventing new vocabulary, in a position where it would be absolutely hopeless to try to get to the backside...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By airguy
Just like this, with the screw heads facing the...

Just like this, with the screw heads facing the inspection panel so you can remove it if needed.

http://halie.com/scale/35/oJp.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-23-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,798
Posted By airguy
Yep, Bill just loves spreading all that lead out...

Yep, Bill just loves spreading all that lead out of his exhaust on the schoolkids... :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By airguy
Day trip to Houston just for lunch with the David...

Day trip to Houston just for lunch with the David Wayne Hooks guys, and I drug along a potential RV builder for a look-see. He hand-flew some of the trip back and I think I may have set the hook...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,930
Posted By airguy
You'd be wrong, of course. :D

You'd be wrong, of course. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By airguy
When I'm forced to do a cold start, I idle at...

When I'm forced to do a cold start, I idle at about 900 rpm until my oil temp reaches 80F prior to taxi, and wait until 100F for takeoff power.

Not saying that's right, or wrong... just that it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By airguy
Loctite introduced into the oil system? Sounds...

Loctite introduced into the oil system? Sounds like an NTSB report looking for a place to happen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By airguy
Dave Goss based in Midland TX will do it - he...

Dave Goss based in Midland TX will do it - he gave me my IFR checkride in my 9A, and I believe he travels if required.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-18-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By airguy
I should be able to make it in from Midland for...

I should be able to make it in from Midland for this one, but I've never been to Hooks before. Where do you guys meet up, just on the ramp at Gill?
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By airguy
Excellent point. I went back and found my first...

Excellent point. I went back and found my first clean PAPR from middle of 2017 in my emails and stuck it in the aircraft folder. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,750
Posted By airguy
I've tried that in my 9A and haven't yet unported...

I've tried that in my 9A and haven't yet unported a tank. I didn't get real enthusiastic about it though.
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,796
Posted By airguy
Only as far as the prop driving the engine, but...

Only as far as the prop driving the engine, but that is true. Pulling the power back far enough to put the pitch on the fine stops but not yet driving the engine (9 or 10 inches MAP) results in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-12-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,798
Posted By airguy
They make the rules, but I get to play the game....

They make the rules, but I get to play the game. :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-12-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,798
Posted By airguy
Admittedly I'm a bit of an anomaly both with my...

Admittedly I'm a bit of an anomaly both with my large tanks and my fuel system - but I've got 67 gallons wing capacity and I'm running 91E10 - so I'm buying my fuel in bulk at Sams Club and hauling...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,798
Posted By airguy
Ahhh, you silly little people with all your...

Ahhh, you silly little people with all your frequent fuel stops. You amuse me... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,042
Posted By airguy
In my airplane, I cannot stop the engine rotation...

In my airplane, I cannot stop the engine rotation even at stall speed with the prop in full coarse unless I close the throttle also. The difference in pumping losses across the throttle plate is that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,393
Posted By airguy
Same here, I've had several 20-30 F battery...

Same here, I've had several 20-30 F battery starts. Engine was preheated though. My battery is aft of my baggage compartment, so it get zero engine preheat help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,012
Posted By airguy
Try it again, I can still see it. There is one...

Try it again, I can still see it.

There is one spot on the piston that looks like the crown is chipped/pitted? Or is that just deposits on the crown flaking off? The vertical stripes on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By airguy
Made a hot round trip from Midland to Houston and...

Made a hot round trip from Midland to Houston and back yesterday to sign the papers on a shiny new ride for my wife. She'll pick it up in a couple days. You can't do that without an airplane! ...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-06-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By airguy
That's good advice - BUT - you will want to...

That's good advice - BUT - you will want to install that capacitor with about a 1-ohm high wattage resistor across the bus power to the capacitor, to limit the current surge into the capacitor when...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-06-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By airguy
I think you'll find that as you increase the load...

I think you'll find that as you increase the load the output voltage will remain more stable. I've got a full glass panel and electric-only fuel pumps, so I'm pulling a good 15-18 amps constantly and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-06-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By airguy
Caution - here there be dragons. What you...

Caution - here there be dragons.

What you propose is possible with some setups - but certainly can result in widely varying voltage swings on the system without a battery to damp them out, and your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,471
Posted By airguy
That's fine, nothing wrong with those temps.

That's fine, nothing wrong with those temps.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-05-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By airguy
Any downside to just killing the fuel pump first?

Any downside to just killing the fuel pump first?
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By airguy
PM sent to you.

PM sent to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,471
Posted By airguy
Welcome to the Internet. :(

Welcome to the Internet. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,945
Posted By airguy
Best crosswind I've done in my 9A was 25-26 knots...

Best crosswind I've done in my 9A was 25-26 knots direct cross, and I still had some rudder left for more, but haven't attempted any more than that. Taxiing with that much wind in the 9A is more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By airguy
After 2 years of futzing around with the plastic...

After 2 years of futzing around with the plastic lines in my 9A trying to resolve the same persistent leak, I gave up and had Tom make me a set of real hoses for replacement. No problems since. The...
Forum: COMM 12-02-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By airguy
Get a toroid and wrap the power/ground wires a...

Get a toroid and wrap the power/ground wires a few times through that, as close to the device as you can get them, and wire-tie it in place. That will knock down a lot of the noise, likely down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,295
Posted By airguy
Handles on the rollbar for entry/exit. Use the...

Handles on the rollbar for entry/exit.
Use the aluminum eyeball airvents, the plastic ones are junk.
Braided high pressure hoses for the brake system rather than the plastic.
Sunshade.
Defrost...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-29-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By airguy
I've been continuing to expand my personal...

I've been continuing to expand my personal minimum envelope and have gotten a fair amount of actual in the last 6 months in the process, pretty much every time the weather was "Ducks ain't even going...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-29-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,531
Posted By airguy
Congrats!! Now when can I get my EM-6? :D

Congrats!!

Now when can I get my EM-6? :D
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,883
Posted By airguy
I cycle once on the first flight of the day for...

I cycle once on the first flight of the day for VFR ops. I cycle each takeoff for actual IMC departures. I'm not so much worried about cold oil in the hub as I am about catching a failing (or failed)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By airguy
If you have the Classics installed now, there is...

If you have the Classics installed now, there is a small cover plate that is attached to the panel on the bottom to cover some empty space created by the HDX install, but other than that they are a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,916
Posted By airguy
If you paid him for that opinion without getting...

If you paid him for that opinion without getting a borescope put in the engine, then you need a new mechanic.

And Option 1 is only delaying Option 2, if it's correctly diagnosed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By airguy
And you'll really appreciate that particular part...

And you'll really appreciate that particular part when you start grinding on your high-dollar tungsten bucking bar to make it fit in some tight quarters.

I sacrificed a cheap wrench and a socket to...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-25-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,776
Posted By airguy
The carrythrough spar in the fuselage will likely...

The carrythrough spar in the fuselage will likely tell the tale on that decision. Engine and prop are obvious, the firewall and first aft doubler will need attention, likely replace the engine mount...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By airguy
Which is part of Dynon now, so actually those two...

Which is part of Dynon now, so actually those two poll choices should be combined. And they certainly have taken a chunk out of the Garmin EFIS market, regardless of what some Garmin fanboys would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By airguy
I voted in the poll - so you've got my opinion...

I voted in the poll - so you've got my opinion there, thanks for asking. Anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention to these boards knows that I run all-glass Dynon, with a G430W for IFR. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By airguy
The strong headway that Dynon and GRT are making...

The strong headway that Dynon and GRT are making against Garmin in the glass panel market is fairly impressive and tells a story there.

Garmin may still be the leader, but they are certainly not a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By airguy
I've pulled the wings once, and built a...

I've pulled the wings once, and built a paintbooth once. I would definitely build the paintbooth.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-13-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By airguy
Filters and oil are too cheap - that's an...

Filters and oil are too cheap - that's an immediate oil change before further flight to fix it. Like right now. A bad crimp on the filter is total oil loss in less than a minute and an off-field...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By airguy
Burning 91E10 (premium grade auto fuel with...

Burning 91E10 (premium grade auto fuel with ethanol) is easy. Several of us here are doing it now, myself included (520 hours and counting).

For the rest, check out SDS or System32, both are...
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