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Forum: California Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By N941WR
When I built my RV-9 I got a lot of pressure from...

When I built my RV-9 I got a lot of pressure from both Van's and my EAA chapter to build a -9A.

Never once did I ever consider building it with a nosewheel and now with over 800 hours on it, I am...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-21-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By N941WR
I would buy this air scoop...

I would buy this air scoop (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1529628228-472-678&browse=engines&product=cowl-airscoop) from Van's and make it removable like DanH did on his beautiful...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By N941WR
When I would use my uni-bit step drills, I would...

When I would use my uni-bit step drills, I would drill a scrap piece of aluminum until I figured out where to stop drilling. I would then put some tape on the drill bit so I knew exactly where to...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By N941WR
Well, yes and no. I know of an RV that is flying...

Well, yes and no.

I know of an RV that is flying with the engine and prop out of one of the storm damaged RV's from SnF.

The FSDO said the engine and prop came from a "certified" plane and gave him...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By N941WR
By adding power, even 1000 RPM's, you raise the...

By adding power, even 1000 RPM's, you raise the nose slightly. This may be enough to keep from unporting the fuel puckups.

Just a guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By N941WR
Here...

Here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146039) is a pretty good thread on the subject.

The mounts are slightly different and are not interchangeable.

However, an engine can be...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,650
Posted By N941WR
I also agree with Mel but have another reason to...

I also agree with Mel but have another reason to get a Test Pilot to do the first flight.

Most builders have only time in one or two different makes and models of aircraft. Thus it makes it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-16-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By N941WR
Terry, You are correct! Years ago I was over the...

Terry,

You are correct! Years ago I was over the top of Detroit's Bravo heading "ip north" to visit mom. Becker jumped on my "Experimental" call and this is what transpired:

ATC: Experimental one...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,320
Posted By N941WR
It was great to meet you and the rest of the...

It was great to meet you and the rest of the Lunch Club.

I think the reason we talked RV's was because we are all secretly jealous of your beautiful LancAir!

If I have a day's notice and my...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-16-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By N941WR
Jeff Point finished his Breezy with homebuilt...

Jeff Point finished his Breezy with homebuilt wings from Wag Aero plans.

A friend built a clip wing Tcraft but had to build his own fuselage because the FAA wouldn't let him use an original fuselage.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-15-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By N941WR
The FAA now frowns on using major components from...

The FAA now frowns on using major components from certified planes.

Check with your FSDO before writing the check
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By N941WR
Paddy, did you ever consider converting your...

Paddy, did you ever consider converting your outboard leading edges to fuel tanks, like others have done?

Good luck with your flught!
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,300
Posted By N941WR
I was talking to Dayton, of DJM Manufacturing,...

I was talking to Dayton, of DJM Manufacturing, today and mentioned that one of the my favorite mods to my -9 was the inclusion of one of his throttle quadrants...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By N941WR
OK, I just read FAR Part 61, Section 56...

OK, I just read FAR Part 61, Section 56 (http://flightsimaviation.com/data/FARS/part_61-56.html) which covers Flight Reviews.

As I suspected, there is no requirement for the CFI to even be in the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By N941WR
I had a crack in my pitot line that caused what...

I had a crack in my pitot line that caused what you are seeing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-11-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By N941WR
Sold Thanks everyone for looking.

Sold

Thanks everyone for looking.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-10-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By N941WR
SOLD: GARMIN 430W

SOLD

Posting for another friend.

Please contact Harry at: hmanvel (at)manvel(dot)com


Removed for conversion to Avidyne, working fine when removed. Purchased new in December 2010. Includes data...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,352
Posted By N941WR
I wish. However, when you compare the cost of...

I wish. However, when you compare the cost of "new" to the cost of "refurbished", they aren't that far apart.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,352
Posted By N941WR
Why not replace the cylinders, valves, connecting...

Why not replace the cylinders, valves, connecting rods, and pistons while you are at it?

Call Rhonda at http://www.bpaengines.com/ for a quote. I think you will be surprised at how reasonable they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By N941WR
I'm with you, I capped every line immediately...

I'm with you, I capped every line immediately after it was installed. Either with a cap or blue painter's tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By N941WR
Tom, did you get rivet I sent you?

Tom, did you get rivet I sent you?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,330
Posted By N941WR
I just returned from Seminole this afternoon. ...

I just returned from Seminole this afternoon. Had I seen this earlier, we could have gotten together.

What type of propeller do you have?

Not knowing what type of failures you were experiencing,...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,115
Posted By N941WR
You should always check the tank quantity, sump...

You should always check the tank quantity, sump the tanks. And check the oil before a flight in the morning, even if a preflight is performed the night before.

Water can separate from even 100LL or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By N941WR
Great job Robert! Mark, add another RV-9 Dragon...

Great job Robert!

Mark, add another RV-9 Dragon Tail to the list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By N941WR
Build it right, with the correct tools.it It is...

Build it right, with the correct tools.it

It is not about looks but rather will it "work" the hole over time if the wrong dimple die is used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By N941WR
Mani, this is like the IFR "certification" for...

Mani, this is like the IFR "certification" for the plane. You can build and fly the plane now, Day VFR, and add the lights later and self certify that they meet the requirements, if you plan on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,080
Posted By N941WR
Honestly, I'm surprised this scandal...

Honestly, I'm surprised this scandal (http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/06/news/companies/kobe-steel-ceo-resigns-japan/index.html) didn't have a bigger impact on aluminum and steel prices.

It impacted...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By N941WR
You need to get one of these spacers from Saber...

You need to get one of these spacers from Saber Manufacturing (www.sabermfg.com/extensions.htm):
http://www.repucci.com/bill/engine/prop%20spacer_small.jpg...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-03-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By N941WR
Mel or Vic needs to chime in here. I'm not sure...

Mel or Vic needs to chime in here.

I'm not sure the fuselage bundle can be recertified as another aircraft.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By N941WR
Who in their right mind is going to steal an...

Who in their right mind is going to steal an Experimental? There is no telling what they are going to get in the way of engine and prop.

They are more than likely to take your electronics.

I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,320
Posted By N941WR
On weekends, I can fly the 8 NM over. I hope to...

On weekends, I can fly the 8 NM over.

I hope to see you tomorrow.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,320
Posted By N941WR
Let me know the next time you fly in for lunch, I...

Let me know the next time you fly in for lunch, I work in downtown Greenville and can meet you for lunch.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-31-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By N941WR
SOLD (Adding required text here.)

SOLD

(Adding required text here.)
Forum: Safety 05-31-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By N941WR
I figure the extinguisher is good for an...

I figure the extinguisher is good for an electrical fire behind the panel, not an engine fire forward of the firewall.
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By N941WR
I had a similar issue with my ICOM 210. The...

I had a similar issue with my ICOM 210.

The solution was to remove the screws, one at a time, holding the Comant antenna on and gave the screw hole a couple of turns with my deburring tool, put some...
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By N941WR
If you zoom in on this picture, you can see the...

If you zoom in on this picture, you can see the transponder on the right side, just to the left of the stick. (This picture was taken mid build and the wires were not secured.) As I mentioned above,...
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By N941WR
If I had a slider, I would put Super Track mod on...

If I had a slider, I would put Super Track mod on it in a heart beat. It is much more impressive in person than in the pictures.

As for your antenna location, I have my comm antenna mounted on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By N941WR
Ed, as you guessed, the one downside to the high...

Ed, as you guessed, the one downside to the high aspect ratio -9 wing is that it can get rough in bumpy air.

Why not try moving the back rest all the way forward and flip up the back support up so...
Forum: Safety 05-31-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By N941WR
No, there will still be enough air to...

No, there will still be enough air to breathe.

The demos I have partaken in were very enlightening. Halon is heavier than air and the computer rooms were sealed so it didn't run out like water....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-31-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By N941WR
Pictures can bee seen here...

Pictures can bee seen here (https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN3ze6UDdnalI0GAFMUEcoV0rYMH9Arwsoz1-c4YAFWieGxBkNeYsq5E9kFH8xvJQ?key=dHpTS2p4OG4xOFNMWWU1SThncU9fUXZFOFZDQTNB).
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-30-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By N941WR
SOLD Garmin GNS430W NAV/COM/WAAS/GPS

SOLD

I am posting this for a friend.
Please contact Alex at: intel4alex (at) gmail [dot] com for details.

Garmin GNS430W NAV/COM/WAAS/GPS
P/N: 011-01060-00 - Black faceplate, 14 or 28 volts
Removed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By N941WR
This may not be considered a major repair or...

This may not be considered a major repair or alteration.

However, there is no harm in putting it back into Phase 1 for five hours. It only takes a logbook endorsement putting it in and taking it...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By N941WR
It looks like a lot of weight, but it is...

It looks like a lot of weight, but it is possible.
Jegs Fire Suppression System...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By N941WR
Installing a fire extinguisher

Recently I inspected an new RV and noticed the builder had mounted a fairly large ABC type fire extinguisher to the back of the flap motor support.

There were two issues with this installation. ...
Forum: COMM 05-30-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By N941WR
I have a SkyView with the ICOM 210. They work...

I have a SkyView with the ICOM 210.

They work very well together. Note, I have a Sigtronics 200S intercom, which works very well.

All my audio alarms go through the ICOM and then to my intercom. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By N941WR
How thick is the seat cushion? I had a 6'-7" guy...

How thick is the seat cushion?

I had a 6'-7" guy in my plane once and all it took was removing the "wedge" from the seat cushions. (My seat cushions are stitched up as separate pieces.)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By N941WR
Do you have the jumper installed and are they...

Do you have the jumper installed and are they timed to TDC?

Have you retimed the P-mags recently?

If this continues, contact me off list and I can help you turn them down one notch. Those that...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By N941WR
Connect your EFIS tach signal to pin 6 on the...

Connect your EFIS tach signal to pin 6 on the P-mag.

When the P-mag's P lead is grounded and the plugs are not firing the electronics are still alive and continue to put out a tach signal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By N941WR
If you have an AN fitting in your MAP line, you...

If you have an AN fitting in your MAP line, you can drill a small hole in an AN 4 rivet and put it in that fitting.

I just happen to have a spare PM your address and I'll drop it in tomorrow's mail.
Forum: COMM 05-24-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By N941WR
They require you to replace the ear seals with...

They require you to replace the ear seals with Gel ear seals, included in the kit. They also come with new foam to put in the ear cups.
Forum: COMM 05-24-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By N941WR
I second the Headsets, Inc. ANR conversion. I...

I second the Headsets, Inc. ANR conversion.

I have three pairs, one of which is a child's headset. 800 hours later I still find no need to replace them.
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,701
Posted By N941WR
Don't forget to include the costs of the updates...

Don't forget to include the costs of the updates in your decision making.

VFR chart updates for the Dynon are free. (I just paid $66.99 for a year of IFR updates from Seattle Avionics.)

I'm not...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By N941WR
Check out the video in this link. It will help...

Check out the video in this link. It will help you understand how the P-mags operate.


http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157110
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By N941WR
The RPM cut off, in the event of an electrical...

The RPM cut off, in the event of an electrical failure is close to 800 RPM and isn't an issue as your RPM will be higher than that I flight and will only drop below that number when rolling out in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By N941WR
Headlamps for when you have to use a portajon in...

Headlamps for when you have to use a portajon in the middle of the night and need your hands free.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,190
Posted By N941WR
If this had happened in the mountains, then I...

If this had happened in the mountains, then I would want both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,190
Posted By N941WR
Read this thread and you be the judge....

Read this thread and you be the judge.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=57122
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By N941WR
Doesn't the transition piece...

Doesn't the transition piece (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1526513399-472-678) come with the kit?

They also sell a flapper valve that works with the above transition piece. (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,154
Posted By N941WR
That doesn't work either. Google is asking me to...

That doesn't work either. Google is asking me to log in. I have three different Google accounts and I'm too lazy to cycle through all three to fine it.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By N941WR
Wouldn't you have to add it to the wings, HS, and...

Wouldn't you have to add it to the wings, HS, and VS as well as do something for the Prop and Windscreen?
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By N941WR
Jack, it must have something to do with 1D2! ...

Jack, it must have something to do with 1D2! Back in the dark ages when I got my PPL there, the standing opinion was that anyone who flew a homebuilt had a death wish.

After flying my -9 for 10...
Forum: Tools 05-12-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By N941WR
I built my RV with a 14" three wheel table top...

I built my RV with a 14" three wheel table top model that I bought at a garage sale for $10.
I put

an 18 TPI blade on it and set the belt for the slowest speed and it worked fine for 15 years. Last...
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