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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Happened to me, and also caused carb to overflow,...

Happened to me, and also caused carb to overflow, creating a dangerous situation. Installed a new pump and also rebuilt the carb and all is perfect again.

Chris
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Gotta be a defect. The grip length (distance...

Gotta be a defect. The grip length (distance from bottom of bolt head to beginning of threads) should be 3 11/16" for AN6-42 if I am reading my chart right. I'll bet yours measures longer. I think...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Never had an issue with any of the dogs at my...

Never had an issue with any of the dogs at my field and they help contribute to the friendly atmosphere that I enjoy.

I get that they could pose a perceived risk that we want to mitigate. But that...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,613
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Any updates on this? Every once in a while on a...

Any updates on this? Every once in a while on a local flight in FL I will get picked up sporadically. This weekend however I flew from FL to NC and back without ever being picked up by flightaware...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Made it all the way from TPA to 40 miles shy of...

Made it all the way from TPA to 40 miles shy of our destination in Raleigh yesterday, before being completely stopped by a line of pink on the radar, and fuel approaching my minimums after numerous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
New FAA training rules

It looks like some nice changes may be coming to the rules - most specifically (for me, anyways) allowing time in Technically Advanced Aircraft (which many of our RV's may qualify as) to count...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-12-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Apparently Mercury marine just agreed to lease...

Apparently Mercury marine just agreed to lease that site again, so if they are still as secretive as they had been, it probably won't be open. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,733
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from...

I just installed the echoUAT/SafeFly combo from GRT today. Installation was straightforward and took about 4 hours, counting a trip to Lowes to buy some 8-32 flush head screws for mounting. That...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just upgraded to echoUAT and took out my...

I just upgraded to echoUAT and took out my Stratux box and Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS. How about you pay shipping and I send them to you?

Chris
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My wife and I did a similar anniversary trip to...

My wife and I did a similar anniversary trip to Charleston, and chose LRO. We got an Uber, which was an easy trip and had the benefit of getting local insight from the the friendly driver on the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Glad you found it! My unit with the GRT GPS is...

Glad you found it! My unit with the GRT GPS is coming this week and I hope to have it installed and tested out by this weekend. I have a Sport SX and GTX 327.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Any chance you have older software? That feature...

Any chance you have older software? That feature was added in version 6.01 in July of 2017.

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I believe you set it to EchoUAT/TMAP. ...

I believe you set it to EchoUAT/TMAP.

http://uavionix.com/downloads/echo-uat/echoUAT-User-and-Installation-Guide.pdf

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Maybe because your ground speed is too slow?...

Maybe because your ground speed is too slow?

Chris
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Is your transponder in standby mode? If so I...

Is your transponder in standby mode? If so I don't believe you will see anything on the monitor until you are in the air and it switches to ALT mode and starts transmitting data, otherwise there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A setup like this...

A setup like this https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/frontpage/products/nflightcam-cockpit-kit-for-hero5-black is all you need and more. The patch cable goes between your headset audio plug and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Many GoPros do have capability to input audio...

Many GoPros do have capability to input audio with an adapter. Which model do you have? The newer ones, with USB-C ports can use this one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It is part #1. One end of it is restricted, and...

It is part #1. One end of it is restricted, and you just drill out that small section. I have done it twice, in two small increments, to get to where I felt happy. First time under the direction...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Here is a complete solution...

Here is a complete solution https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/frontpage/products/nflightcam-cockpit-kit-for-hero5-black

You can also buy just the audio cable and adapter to plug it into the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Seconded. I run 45 all around with absolutely no...

Seconded. I run 45 all around with absolutely no issues.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had similar total time (around 150 hours) when...

I had similar total time (around 150 hours) when I completed my RV. I was instrument rated. 5 hours of transition training and I was good to go. Insurance was very reasonable, and has gone down, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,148
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
You are in good company. As you progress, it's a...

You are in good company. As you progress, it's a bit of both: you're skills get better, and you get better at fixing your mistakes. You will decide to replace a few parts, but sometimes that won't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Are you using the new style crossover exhaust...

Are you using the new style crossover exhaust with new heat muff? If so, it doesn't align with the way the plans have you build the carb heat intake in the FAB - it also ends up very close to it. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not a doctor, but a paramedic so I do look at...

Not a doctor, but a paramedic so I do look at lots of EKG's. In and of itself that heart rate is fine if it is a regular sinus rhythm, and if it increases with exertion, which is probably what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I love my mini 4 as well, but keep in mind that...

I love my mini 4 as well, but keep in mind that even it is 3 years old now, which is a long time as these things go. As apps improve they use more processing power. The mini won't keep up as long as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Here's my theory: A leak as you suspect will...

Here's my theory:

A leak as you suspect will allow fuel into the vent line at the tank fitting. This fuel settles into the low spot in the vent line, essentially forming a liquid plug. As things...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I used Rustoleum hammered gray and also Rustoleum...

I used Rustoleum hammered gray and also Rustoleum clear coat. I don't remember which clear coat specifically I used to be honest, though.

Another benefit - if for some reason it does need a...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That is exactly what I did with my panel, and...

That is exactly what I did with my panel, and have been extremely happy with it. Despite the naysayers, it has been very durable. Prep is key. I primed first, and then sprayed on several coats,...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If you're gonna order a new one, you might as...

If you're gonna order a new one, you might as well at least practice re-shaping that piece. I wouldn't be surprised if you could massage it back to near-perfect.

Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am pretty familiar with that info, however to...

I am pretty familiar with that info, however to me the valves themselves look great. I am more wondering about the areas around it. It very well could be nothing, or just lighting...



These...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I run 100LL exclusively, and for the last 10...

I run 100LL exclusively, and for the last 10 hours or so have also started Decalin, although I have never had any lead fouling issues. I generally am pretty religious about leaning, both on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just reviewed the logs and #4 doesn't appear to...

I just reviewed the logs and #4 doesn't appear to be hotter or cooler than the others. It is carbureted, not injected, so mixture could certainly be different in that cylinder though. It did strike...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had the same thought, just odd that I only see...

I had the same thought, just odd that I only see it on #4. Here is #1 for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Borescope Pics - yellow deposits

Working on my condition inspection today, and borescoped all cylinders. All the exhaust valves look excellent (2 years, 200ish hours on the cylinders). Compressions 74,76,78,78

Only odd thing is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That's odd. Mine hasn't shrunk in the 2 years...

That's odd. Mine hasn't shrunk in the 2 years and 220ish hours it has been flying, and it is still just as flexible. But I have heard other people complain of shrinking, also. Wonder if K&N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think a lot depends on the dog. I have a...

I think a lot depends on the dog. I have a ridgeback with big floppy ears and the muffs work well because they press his ears down over his head which I think provides a good bit of the protection....
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Consider used headsets. I got a Zulu 2 used from...

Consider used headsets. I got a Zulu 2 used from an avionics shop for an excellent price. It is much better than what I could buy new for the price.

Chris
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,001
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I rebuilt what in hindsight would have been a...

I rebuilt what in hindsight would have been a totally airworthy horizontal stabilizer, due to some newbie cosmetic mistakes. I know it stings, but in the long run the extra time and effort will be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The website states it is for “moderate noise”...

The website states it is for “moderate noise” cockpits, like turboprops. Doubt it would be enough for an RV.

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It is the Matco BRL-1 reline kit,...

It is the Matco BRL-1 reline kit,

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/matcoBRAKERELINEKITS.php?clickkey=45673
Also make sure you have a rivet tool to do it properly:...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had the same question, but in practice, after...

I had the same question, but in practice, after two years of flying and experimenting with different seat settings, it hasn't seemed to matter. The cushion just moves the crotch strap forward or...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not a 540 (or cooling) expert, but my only...

Not a 540 (or cooling) expert, but my only concern is, as you mentioned, that if you are reaching 410 on climbout when OAT's are in the mid 30's, what will they be this summer when OAT's may be in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just followed the manual directions exactly and...

I just followed the manual directions exactly and was very happy with how they turned out. No pro seal or tape necessary. The pro seal did work well for the rudder and elevators i believe, after...
Forum: Propellers 03-31-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Only the 150/160HP sensenich props (70" diameter)...

Only the 150/160HP sensenich props (70" diameter) have the 2600 RPM restriction.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
How long are you letting it run for? You have to...

How long are you letting it run for? You have to listen to it make that awful noise for a bit until it draws the fuel in, unless you can prime the fuel lines up to the pump somehow. I recall mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,299
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I had no issues using my transition training as a...

I had no issues using my transition training as a flight review. Sounds like others have done the same. Maybe you got some screwy limitations? The FAA isn't known for their consistency, except...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
There isn't even a tower, so unless something...

There isn't even a tower, so unless something triggered an investigation you'd probably get away with it. Then there'd be the issue of whether insurance would cover you.

But much more importantly,...
Forum: Safety 03-24-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,315
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Here ya go, fixed the...

Here ya go, fixed the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr92SjkTynA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have also been doing it the same way, and it...

I have also been doing it the same way, and it worked until yesterday for me. Some see them, some don't. Wonder what changed...

Chris
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-21-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 338,618
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Hmmm, I double checked that they are public on...

Hmmm, I double checked that they are public on google photos, and they are working for me even when I am logged...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-21-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 338,618
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Two years after first flight, and finally got her...

Two years after first flight, and finally got her painted!

Luke Strawbridge @ Ace Aircraft in Bartow did the paint, and I am very happy. As a side note, Luke took over this paint shop from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think you'll have a hard time finding a...

I think you'll have a hard time finding a meaningful "average" because so many different things affect build time. But as a data point, I built my 9A slow build in 3.5 years, working 15-20 hours per...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Pics would certainly help, but slightly raised...

Pics would certainly help, but slightly raised rivets are common on fuel tanks due to the sealant underneath, and why some people use special dimple dies to make deeper dimples for these rivets. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not necessarily. The poor fuel distribution can...

Not necessarily. The poor fuel distribution can cause some cylinders to run much leaner than others at different throttle settings. It certainly does on mine.

Chris
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The Pik N Pig restaurant in Carthage, NC is on a...

The Pik N Pig restaurant in Carthage, NC is on a small airstrip, BQ1. Awesome place to fly into for lunch, and just a bit over an hour flying time by RV from you.

Triple Tree is definitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
You can also retard the timing on the pmags (of...

You can also retard the timing on the pmags (of course that will negate some of the benefits). And of course, give the baffles a very close look to make sure they are cooling as well as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
What is your fuel flow at T/O power? The...

What is your fuel flow at T/O power? The carbureted 320's are notoriously lean in RV applications. Having a C/S prop means you need even more fuel flow than us FP guys because you are getting much...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
CLW does not allow Phase 1 testing, last I heard....

CLW does not allow Phase 1 testing, last I heard. Hangars are also pricey.

Chris
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am based at ZPH, which is where I did my Phase...

I am based at ZPH, which is where I did my Phase 1, and it was a good spot for it. Two long runways and lots of open space nearby. Only a few minutes flying time from Tampa Exec and would still be...
Forum: Tools 03-11-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The longer set is a good suggestion. Also,...

The longer set is a good suggestion. Also, wrapping tape (I used medical tape) around the rivet set and the gun helped to limit the rotation of the offset set, when it was absolutely necessary to use...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I believe this enables the display of height...

I believe this enables the display of height above ground, as calculated by the synthetic vision database.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Is there a specific reason you would want to...

Is there a specific reason you would want to deviate from the plans and do it that way? Mine is per plans and works fine.

Chris
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