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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Tony Rome
WC Aircraft Works

Keith Campbell out of Boone, Iowa airport is extremely knowledgeable and may be able to assist.

330 S Snedden Dr.
Boone. IA 50036

Tony Rome
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-17-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,502
Posted By Tony Rome

Hope this helps, older thread discusses several factors.

Tony Rome
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-22-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,302
Posted By Tony Rome
EAA suggestion

Attached below is a link to a EAA web video. It describes a method to solve a dead battery issue. Actually, it's pretty clever.

Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,293
Posted By Tony Rome
thumb saver

Great idea,

Stopped counting the amount of times I've pinched one or more fingers.
It's usually due to a distraction both on the ground and in the air. One way that seems to help, is to push the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tony Rome

I installed my Zaon in my RV6A tip-up, above the rear baggage area and forward of the bulkhead. It is mounted on a ram mount high under the plexiglass on the right side. It was an idea found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,741
Posted By Tony Rome
root cause

The only thing I'm not sure about was the locking of the top or canopy latch.
It may have been unsecured. Typically, just before take-off it's double checked. I just cannot say for certain.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,741
Posted By Tony Rome
Pitch Down

Hope this helps and this is my experience.

I had just leveled out and started the cruise phase of my trip at 4500, approximately 180 mph. Several minutes later, a loud noise or pop occurred. Not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,750
Posted By Tony Rome
AOA Alerts

Noticed this reply on the GRT forum:

"Re: V 7 ... audio alerts ...

Postby GRT_Jeff Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:14 pm

Most alerts play only once when the condition is first met. There's a warning tone,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By Tony Rome
Great tip

Thanks for the tip. The stock Alerts from GRT are robotic. Worked great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tony Rome
Aeromotors LLC

I had a Dukes Aux fuel pump 4140 start weeping near the bottom of the unit. The folks (Bob and Oley) at Aeromotors LLC Browntown, WI had a replacement sitting on the shelf. So, after a little road...
Forum: Midwest 05-09-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Tony Rome
Ho Chunk

The Ho Chunk casino is located near the north end of the airport. You could literally land in the parking lot if it were not fenced in. The casino will be glad to run a courtesy car for you. Or you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By Tony Rome

I won't argue with any opinion here. However, I do appreciate facts.
The below article is taken from the AOPA web site.

Stall/spin myths...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tony Rome
tail wheel

I know tail wheel training is offered at Kenosha Airport. Check out Stick and Rudder, several different aircraft types are offered.

Good Luck,
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By Tony Rome
my solution

Here's a pic of my solution to the magnetometer mounting.

Forum: ADS-B 03-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,796
Posted By Tony Rome
Great suggestion


Great tip, I plan on doing the same.


Forum: RV-6/6A 03-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By Tony Rome
RV 6 numbers

Hello Bob,

On my 6 (38 gals), I've set my numbers at 133 & 105. The fuel flow is much more accurate. It's set at 84.5. Different tanks and construction may make your numbers different. I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,548
Posted By Tony Rome

At a nearby airport, I've witnessed a pilot taxi his P210 out of his hangar. We were in the hangar across the way, not far at all. I moved to the rear of my friends hangar to take cover. The cyclone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By Tony Rome
iphone Magnetometer

Good morning,
There is also a free iphone app called magnetometer which will measure the
magnetic fields you are trying to avoid. I've found it is quite sensitive and works great.
Good luck on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,698
Posted By Tony Rome
What's keeping the pins in place if this mod is...

What's keeping the pins in place if this mod is made? Doesn't the spring on the rod handle keep the pins from releasing or backing out?
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 40,624
Posted By Tony Rome
RV Speeds

People keep referring to 230 mph on the RV7 and RV9, I'm trying to understand where these speeds are taken from? Van's web site states top speed for:
RV 6 210mph
RV 7 217mph
RV 8 222mph
RV 9...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,242
Posted By Tony Rome
Running AOA tubes

On my 6A, (didn't build it) after much trial and error I've found that one can run the two nylon tube to the wing inspection panel. I did not like the idea of the tubes lying on the lightning holes....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 118,738
Posted By Tony Rome
Wig wag

I used perihelion design switch. Works great, didn't feel like designing the circuit myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 118,738
Posted By Tony Rome
3 Cree Lamp

Not sure about the amount of lumens (claim 2000 lumens), but here's a picture of the triple Cree lights at night. There is one triple Cree on each wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,616
Posted By Tony Rome
Clamshell interior

The construction is corrugated aluminum panels over 2" pipe or hoops. These hoops span the diameter and all come together at two central points, one on each side. The interior will accommodate a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,616
Posted By Tony Rome
Clam Shells


There are six on Waukegan Airport. A couple others in the greater Chicago area. The company went out of business years ago. One of the hangars is for sale on the airport. I'm sure if one was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 118,738
Posted By Tony Rome
LED Lights

This is my solution to the heat issue. I added a heavier copper fitting from Home Depot. Then thermal glued a heat sink from a remote controlled motor to the copper fitting. I have about +50 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,097
Posted By Tony Rome

Hi Eric,

There are renewal rates. This is from their web site.

"Annual renewals are just $19.95"
Forum: Safety 11-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,072
Posted By Tony Rome
"Snoring Is Not Necessarily Sleep Apnea"

"Snoring Is Not Necessarily Sleep Apnea"

This quote is taken directly from American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Site.

Just to clarify, there is and can be a difference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Tony Rome
You can try Jim Ayers at (805) 795-5377. I...

You can try Jim Ayers at (805) 795-5377. I believe he purchased the tooling. I'm not sure if he has the lenses you are looking for. He was working on some additional lenses last time I spoke to him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,324
Posted By Tony Rome

" I've read stories of teenagers flying their daddy's P-51 on their initial solo..."

Interesting to read the account but, could not find it on the internet.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,383
Posted By Tony Rome
Post #25 Hello I hope I'm not hijacking this...

Post #25


I hope I'm not hijacking this thread. I noticed in Jamie's picture one of his EGT's was higher in comparision to the others. His CHT's are nice and balanced. I also have this...
Forum: Reviews 08-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,454
Posted By Tony Rome
Fuel Caps

Ordered a set of fuel caps from Bill at Up North Aviation, they arrived a few days after placing the order. They look great. Bill must machine and mail the caps out the same day after receiving the...
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