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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,936
Posted By N941WR
Many builders are adding so much complexity to...

Many builders are adding so much complexity to their planes that the empty weights are well over 1100 pounds for a 9, 8, 7, and 6.

Modern EFIS's have battery backups so there is little need for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By N941WR
You could bolt on regular position lights on them...

You could bolt on regular position lights on them and remove the tail light and strobe, thus saving weight.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By N941WR
Please check your PM's.

Please check your PM's.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By N941WR
Read the Lycoming Operating Handbook for your...

Read the Lycoming Operating Handbook for your engine.

The max CHT numbers are much higher than you would think.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By N941WR
Bryan, I haven't received your email. Check...

Bryan,

I haven't received your email.

Check your PM's.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,221
Posted By N941WR
Ditto for me but I have XM and ADS-B weather and...

Ditto for me but I have XM and ADS-B weather and can pick my way around weather, not through it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By N941WR
If you want to go upside down even once, you need...

If you want to go upside down even once, you need a -7.

The -9 is an amazing airplane and that wing is stunning but it is not designed for aerobics.

Build time and cost is pretty much identical.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By N941WR
Try using the search feature. BTW, the company...

Try using the search feature.

BTW, the company is Emag, the ignition is P-mag.

One will reduce your fuel burn by ~1 GPH and two will reduce it by ~1.5 GPH. at the same power settings and speed in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By N941WR
Check out my site. I built in my basement to the...

Check out my site. I built in my basement to the point of having it completely assembled. It was only one month from the day I moved it to the airport until my first fight.

Keep in mind, my house...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By N941WR
I attached my rudder bottom with #6 screws and...

I attached my rudder bottom with #6 screws and Platenuts.

On the leading edge og the rudder bottom I drilled a hole for a plastic snap bushing and then made a keyhole out of it. That way I can...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,999
Posted By N941WR
What sad news! John was a great guy, so full of...

What sad news!

John was a great guy, so full of life, always smiling! What a tragedy!

My prayers for John and Ken's families.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By N941WR
Lots and lots of extra clecos of all sizes!

Lots and lots of extra clecos of all sizes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,811
Posted By N941WR
What? You -14 builders have videos? And to...

What? You -14 builders have videos? And to think the -4 & -6 builders gave me a hard time when I started my RV-9 15 years ago!

Way to improve your product Van's!
Forum: Florida (North) 10-11-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By N941WR
Destin just got hit by the hurricane, you might...

Destin just got hit by the hurricane, you might have to wait a few days for a reply.
Forum: Southeast 10-11-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By N941WR
Hurricane Michael check in

Here in the Upstate of South Carolina it is raining hard with winds at ~20 MPH, gusting to 30.

Enough water to saturate the ground and then have trees blown over by the winds.

The storm keeps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,811
Posted By N941WR
Let's start with two simple fiberglass...

Let's start with two simple fiberglass tutorials.

1. How to install the HS end caps and fiberglass the opening closed. (Typically one of the first fiberglass tasks a builder does.)

2. Fiberglassing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,811
Posted By N941WR
I would add: - how-to NOT get Proseal on your...

I would add:
- how-to NOT get Proseal on your bedroom carpet

That one cost me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By N941WR
You don't hear much about Aircraft Tool Supply...

You don't hear much about Aircraft Tool Supply (https://www.aircraft-tool.com/) but they have some great start kits and seem to have picked up Bob Avery's tools when he retired.

I really like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By N941WR
No excuse. Learn how to use the Advance Search...

No excuse.

Learn how to use the Advance Search and look at the "Search Options" on the left hand side. Also, if you put in a person's name, you can select if they started the thread or simply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By N941WR
However, you are screwing steel parts into...

However, you are screwing steel parts into aluminum fittings. Over time, and not that much time, they will start to corrode.

It is best to remove them, when not in use.
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By N941WR
"Better" is a subjective term. Many of the things...

"Better" is a subjective term. Many of the things you listed are heavier, which may not make them "better".

One thing that is better is the Andair fuel valve, if the -14 doesn't come with one.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
AOG
Views: 1,118
Posted By N941WR
I just got off the phone with him. The engine...

I just got off the phone with him.

The engine starts right up but dies as as if it is fuel starved as the RPM's start to rise.

He has an Ellison throttle body and dual Fly Efii system 32...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
AOG
Views: 1,118
Posted By N941WR
Which ignition? If P-mags, give me a call....

Which ignition?

If P-mags, give me a call. (Check your PM's.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By N941WR
That's what happens when I give a thread an odd...

That's what happens when I give a thread an odd name. No big deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By N941WR
And this just in from...

And this just in from AOPA:

http://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/october/07/big-news-from-aopa-carbondale-fly-in
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By N941WR
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=164845
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-07-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By N941WR
Someone once told me that fiberglass is like...

Someone once told me that fiberglass is like drywall, you can cut out what you don't like and fill it in with more.

Bummer but at least it isn't aluminum!

(I had to slit the trailing edges of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By N941WR
Good luck with the removal. I put the tape on...

Good luck with the removal.

I put the tape on the underside of the wing, not on the flap. Both the tape and the flap have held up well.

Keep in mind, my plane is a -9 with its slotted flaps. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By N941WR
Coming to an LSA near you

I looks like AOPA and the other TLA groups are working to relax the LSA aircraft requirements

This (www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=8c5843d3-fe96-4aff-9f6a-83c29ff6bc13) just out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By N941WR
Regarding the RV-9's that were certified as...

Regarding the RV-9's that were certified as LSA's, I spoke to the builder when he was doing this to find out how he was doing this.

He comment was, "If found where to remove weight without...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By N941WR
Ditto for me and you have better access to it.

Ditto for me and you have better access to it.
Forum: Safety 10-07-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By N941WR
That kit can become a projectile or you may not...

That kit can become a projectile or you may not have the time to remove all the screws due to fire risk or you might have broken ribs that make using a screwdriver in an upside-down fuselage nearly...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By N941WR
Check out...

Check out ATS.
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/

They have the Avery's rivet squeezer, which is really good!
Forum: Safety 10-05-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By N941WR
Many of the ELT's are designed to be removed from...

Many of the ELT's are designed to be removed from the plane and used with a removable antenna.

The problem is that many builders mount them behind a bulkhead and they aren't accessable unless you...
Forum: Northeast 10-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By N941WR
Funny, in all the years i have been on this...

Funny, in all the years i have been on this forum, I just looked at the calendar for the first time.

I have added it to the calendar. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By N941WR
Before you order anything, make a list of all the...

Before you order anything, make a list of all the electrical things you want and the expected amperage draw.

Once you have that list made and know how many amps each item will require, you can start...
Forum: Northeast 10-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By N941WR
Fly-in Breakfast @ SC86 Tomorrow Morning

WILLIAMSPORT AIRPARK (SC86)
Easley, SC

PANCAKES, WAFFLES, and EGGS BREAKFAST
October 6th, 2018
8:30 am to 10 am

2400' of smooth grass
Runways 15 & 33
Please use 122.75
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By N941WR
It depends on how the seat cushions are put...

It depends on how the seat cushions are put together and how the seat is positioned.

Pretty simple stuff to change.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By N941WR
Just a fee degrees to much advance in your timing...

Just a fee degrees to much advance in your timing van have a significant impact on your CHT's.

If you are saying your timing is set at 27 and 33, then you will have very high CHT's and you should...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By N941WR
First, check your wiring and make sure your...

First, check your wiring and make sure your senders are getting the voltage, ground, and return signal they need.

If they are good, drain your tanks and check to make sure your plates aren't shorted...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-03-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By N941WR
WTB: RV--9A VFR with CS prop

Posting for a friend.

Looking for a -9A
Constant speed prop
VFR

Prefer located in the Southeast.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By N941WR
Please describe how you are setting the timing. ...

Please describe how you are setting the timing. If you are "clocking" your P-mags, how are you doing it?
Forum: Southeast 10-02-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By N941WR
Does your insurance requirement say "dual" or...

Does your insurance requirement say "dual" or "tme in type"?

There is a big difference.

Mine required time in type, which i did in a friend's RV.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By N941WR
After trashing a bunch of tubing, I put a Banjo...

After trashing a bunch of tubing, I put a Banjo Fitting to make that turn.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By N941WR
No, but you need to understand how the P-mag...

No, but you need to understand how the P-mag timing works.

If you have the jumper in, you start at 26.6° before top dead center. To get it down to 20°< yo need to clock it 6.6°.

My recommendation...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By N941WR
PS. You might want to take the time to watch the...

PS. You might want to take the time to watch the video listed in this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157110) thread.

It talks about timing, ignition basics, etc. At the end...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By N941WR
If you have toggle switches and one was grounded...

If you have toggle switches and one was grounded or a key switch with the jumper in to keep one ignition grounded while starting AND your P-mags are pre-version 40, there is a very good chance one...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By N941WR
Ross, 15 years is a real...

Ross, 15 years is a real milestone!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By N941WR
Not the "car engines conversions will work"...

Not the "car engines conversions will work" canard again <facepalm>

Seriously, we have a new builder who is drinking the conversion cool-aid. You won't find a bigger fan of the idea than me;...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By N941WR
LeDude, When I raced cars, we always said, if...

LeDude,

When I raced cars, we always said, if you build it light, you can add weight where you want. That is a GREAT position to be in. However, if you build it heavy, you have no idea where to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By N941WR
Steve, I did bend a gear leg by DROPPING my RV in...

Steve, I did bend a gear leg by DROPPING my RV in from a pretty good height during a BFR. It was enough to crack the gearleg fairing, bend the right gear leg, and crack the engine mount. (Thus died...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By N941WR
Thanks Kyle. I added the word "early". When I...

Thanks Kyle. I added the word "early".

When I bought my 2nd and 3rd RV-9 engine mounts, there was some concern that my legs were not drilled at the factory. That has always made me wonder if some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By N941WR
The -7 and -9 gear legs come pre drilled from the...

The -7 and -9 gear legs come pre drilled from the factory and should be aligned. (I'm on my third engine mount, don't ask, using the original gear legs and have not had an issue.)

The early -6 gear...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By N941WR
Jim, You should have stopped by NC26 this...

Jim,
You should have stopped by NC26 this afternoon as I was there with my -9.

Follow the instructions and you will build a nice plane.

The only"gotcha" I can remember was there was no drawing or...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By N941WR
Bill, I believe max speed runa are done at sea...

Bill,

I believe max speed runa are done at sea level and full throttle and leaned for max power.

This isn't done typically because I believe you can run past Vne.
Forum: Safety 09-29-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By N941WR
Rather than a PLB, I would install an APRS...

Rather than a PLB, I would install an APRS tracker.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=104
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,970
Posted By N941WR
I agree, that does sound cool. If I ever make it...

I agree, that does sound cool.

If I ever make it home in the RV to visit my Mom, I'll let you try mine. My starter button is oversized and no guard is needed; you really have to want to start it to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By N941WR
Walt, Last I looked, which was when I bought my...

Walt,

Last I looked, which was when I bought my O-360 some years ago, the 340 was closer to 170 hp and the O-360 was around 190 how. (They may have changed the numbers on the website since then.)...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By N941WR
I would stay away from the (I)O-340. My -9;...

I would stay away from the (I)O-340.

My -9; started life with a 135 HP O-290-D2 and it was a great engine. Unfortunately I it died after i ran it into a trailer someone left in the middle of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,970
Posted By N941WR
There has been a lot of advice given on this...

There has been a lot of advice given on this thread but one thing to keep in mind is that in a stressful situation the first thing to go is your fine motor skills, followed closely by your ability to...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By N941WR
First, pleas study aircraft building techniques....

First, pleas study aircraft building techniques. Aluminum does not rust.

I really enjoyed the four years and two months of assembling my RV-9 but when I looked at the numbers, I paid myself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,970
Posted By N941WR
I just have a big push button on my panel. Who...

I just have a big push button on my panel.

Who in their right mind would steal an experimental?

They are more likely to bust open you canopy and take you radios than the entire plane.
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