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Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Deweyclawson
uAvionix and GRT

I know there is another thread like this but it is over 10 pages and only has 2 posts about the subject, uAvionix and GRT.

I just finished installing my uAvionix with SKYFYX GPS and connecting it...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,748
Posted By Deweyclawson
Uavionix and GRT

"Tim,

We reference the MiniX simply as an example. Your HS has serial ports. The EchoUAT pin# 3 needs to be connected to an available serial port on your HS, preferably a high speed port. Then you...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-15-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,688
Posted By Deweyclawson
Backk seat baggage.

If you strap anything in the back seat, take the stick out. Do not depend on the seat belts to hold something in place. It will shift and jam the stick.
Don't ask how I know this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By Deweyclawson
KISS

Keep It Simple S*******.
Put only those functions on the stick/throttle that are needed to help fly the plane. Functions that you really don't want to move your hands/eyes to perform. The ident...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,297
Posted By Deweyclawson
navworx adsb 600exp replacement

I ordered the (essentially) plug and play replacement for my navworx 600exp boat anchor yesterday. Dallas avionics told me they have about 100 of the 200 kits left. They are shipping now. When these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,446
Posted By Deweyclawson
Flt path marker

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Look at your video games and see what was invented 50 years ago for the HUD. I have been flying with a HUD for over 45 years and they work.

If you have a FPM to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Deweyclawson
I just added the PMag to the right side. Kept the...

I just added the PMag to the right side. Kept the impulse Slick on the left. Auto plugs on the bottom for the above reasons. Well worth the cost and effort. Now starts almost like a car. Runs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Deweyclawson
SS vs steel

I always thought SS was less prone to corrosion than steel, galvanic or otherwise.

SS screws are not allowed in structural applications on a cert. airframe as they are weaker than steel. Not having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,147
Posted By Deweyclawson
resettable/replaceable in flt?

It sounds like this would be a serious failure if it occurred in flt. I think I would want it accessible if it blew in flt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Deweyclawson
Thanks

Thanks to all for the advise and education. I think I am going to add the shutter, but probably on the downstream side. I think I can get it pretty flush but on the upstream side I would have to trim...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Deweyclawson
low oil temps

In my RV6A, O360, fixed pitch cruise prop, last Nov/Dec I flew a couple times and did not see the oil temp get above 140. Mostly in the pattern and low power local sight seeing. OAT was 30-45F. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Deweyclawson
Bob; I sent him an email and it bounced back as...

Bob;
I sent him an email and it bounced back as undeliverable. Can you check the spelling for me.
Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Deweyclawson
Slick Mag service

I am about to replace the right mag on my RV6A O360-A1A with a P-Mag and the left mag is at 500 hours since new.

Any recommendations on shops to inspect/repair as necessary the 500 hr left mag...
Forum: Northeast 08-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By Deweyclawson
Specialty Avionics

Call Gary Hutchinson at Specialty Avionics KBVI.
724-971-9295
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,614
Posted By Deweyclawson
SkyBolts

I just replaced all but the side vertical hinges on my 6A. This is the biggest build project (except for a new GRT panel) I have ever done. Can't believe I didn't do this when I bought the plane 2...
Forum: Southeast 07-26-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,330
Posted By Deweyclawson
In addition to this, The advice you seek must be...

In addition to this, The advice you seek must be pertinent to the State in question. Each State is different and independent from others. (PA waives the sales tax on equipment/maintenance items.)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By Deweyclawson
Skybolt retrofits

In replacing my piano hinges, I was not going to (and did not) replace the side firewall hinges. I discovered that this allowed me to accurately place the cowlings in position to mark then drill the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Deweyclawson
Lycoming cap

You think Andair/Spruce is priceeeee????
Call Lycoming for the genuine article.
$80 +
I was very pleased with the Andair thru Spruce.
Anyone need a mechanical tach cable???

I would be 3 times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Deweyclawson
air chuck

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/814auK%2BbgeL._SX522_.jpg

The above from Amazon works well. flexible inflator and gauge.

Line up the valve stem and wheelpants hole then paint a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By Deweyclawson
KBVI

Dan;
Give me a call. 724-336-4273 home.
724-971-2139 Cell but not always on.
I will be at KBVI most of today. Give me a call when you arrive, or later and we can geterdone.

KBVI - hanger 2.

Dewey
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Deweyclawson
Increased weight

The 1973 Cessna 172 is certified in the Utility Cat at 2000lbs and 4.4Gs. In the Normal Cat at 2300lbs and 3.8Gs. This is a linear relationship. The FAA has, on at least one occasion, approved a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By Deweyclawson
Skybolts

I just finished installing Skybolt 1/4 turn fasteners on my '93 RV6A that I have owned for 2 years.
Shortly after getting the plane home, I decided on a GRT panel with the existing vacuum system for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By Deweyclawson
fuel pressure ground

I was told that the fuel and oil press senders are prone to errors and most of those are due to a poor ground. I was advised to, and did, solder a spade terminal tab to the outside of the sender and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By Deweyclawson
Brake handle location

One of the first things I did when I got my new, 24 year old RV6 home was add a parking brake. The brake handle went in the upper left corner of the instrument panel. I used the cable with the round...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,606
Posted By Deweyclawson
I was simply quoting from the paperwork for my...

I was simply quoting from the paperwork for my RV6A.
Make: Townsend
Model: RV-6A
Serial No.: 001

About half the RVs I looked at were labeled this way.
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,606
Posted By Deweyclawson
Jeffwhip 10

Call it a Jeffwhip-10. Put that on the registration and A/W cert. The tax man has no way to question the value as you are the manufacturer. Give it a serial number in accordance with the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,011
Posted By Deweyclawson
RV6A checklist

This is my checklist. It is a work in progress. It is customized for my plane. Yours is almost for sure different, especially the avionics and electrics. It was formatted so as to print double sided...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,901
Posted By Deweyclawson
rebate???

Since they give you a 1099, it behooves you to report the income or it will attract a letter from the IRS.
Report the income and report the money spent to qualify for the rebate.
No tax due.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,660
Posted By Deweyclawson
compass vs. tach

I would argue that a gyro compass is much more important than the tach in a backup system.
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 173,132
Posted By Deweyclawson
GRT ADSB GPS

Grand rapids just released their adsb gps for about $500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By Deweyclawson
paperwork

The only required paperwork is the FAA Bill of Sale. Any other paperwork might be required because of the finance company or the State you reside in. Vans might want you to tell them you bought/sold...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,133
Posted By Deweyclawson
dead horses

OK
To make sure this horse has been adequately flogged:

1. Anyone can work on an EAB.
2. The Condition inspection MUST be signed off
3. The Transponder and Pitot/static checks must be accomplished...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,133
Posted By Deweyclawson
required documentation

The only thing "required" on an EAB is the sign off for the annual condition inspection.
Forum: Canada 01-03-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By Deweyclawson
Sales tax

In Pennsylvania, aircraft parts and accessories are exempt from sales tax. Probably true in a few other States as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By Deweyclawson
AW location

I have the AW cert and reg in a plastic holder so they are visible behind the pax seat on the side wall.

With some contortions and good eye sight they are also legible.

Airliner certs are just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Deweyclawson
EIS vs. EFIS

I also just finished my panel upgrade to HXr, A/P and EIS w/ new nav coms.

I think the answer is as stated, set the EIS fuel to zero.

I find the EFIS is much easier to use than the EIS. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,954
Posted By Deweyclawson
new alternator

I have a 1993 RV6A I bought last Oct. O360 A1A. I just finished upgrading the panel to GRT HXr, A/P, ADSB, ECI, etc. Just after I got the plane home, the alt froze. I had i rebuilt and discovered it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,735
Posted By Deweyclawson
Archer ant.

I put an Archer com ant in the rt wing tip of my RV6. I also have a bent whip on the bottom for com 2. I get twice the range from the bottom ant as the Archer. Both Ant feed the identical radios. ...
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,933
Posted By Deweyclawson
cheap-o chargers

I would not use a cheapo charger, aka harbor freight, on an expensive AGM battery. It might work well for you or maybe not.

I bought several of these to use on my land toys in the garage and barn. 2...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,852
Posted By Deweyclawson
I replace my round dial RV6A panel with GRT...

I replace my round dial RV6A panel with GRT EFIS/EIS and auto pilot this past winter.
These 2 pics are of the plywood panel mock up I used. This was very useful in allowing me to make all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,260
Posted By Deweyclawson
That's what Sully and Jeff thought too.

That's what Sully and Jeff thought too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By Deweyclawson
removal

Use one of these: Vailabele from Grainger. You have to buy 5. Sell the 3 or 4 you don't need to others here for $5 or so. Everyone gets a good deal.

http://i66.tinypic.com/a1s56c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,049
Posted By Deweyclawson
Back to the original question: Overflying a...

Back to the original question:
Overflying a state: That State's laws do not apply. Only the departure point and arrival point laws are a consideration.

Federal law trumps state laws. Federal law...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By Deweyclawson
Thousand word antenna installation

Thanks for all the help.
It is a Com antenna. I searched all the suggested sources and found a total of one pic of the com ant. installed. It seems that few of these are used as com antennas unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By Deweyclawson
Thousand word antenna installation

Does anyone have one of these antennas?
I am trying to figure out how to mount this in my RV6A wingtip but I don't think I know all that I should have been able to figure out from the directions.

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,488
Posted By Deweyclawson
I used to believe this ....till I bought a 1947...

I used to believe this ....till I bought a 1947 Cessna 140 that had been in NM for the last 20+ years, half of that indoors in controlled temps. I have found light surface corrosion though out the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By Deweyclawson
Thanks, pm sent.

Thanks, pm sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By Deweyclawson
GRT servos

I am installing the GRT EFIS, eng inst and auto pilot in my new (to me) RV6.
The installation instructions in the GRT A/P installation manual are somewhat limited and general in nature.

Does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,264
Posted By Deweyclawson
Discrepancies

deleted. Previously answered
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By Deweyclawson
senders mount

Thanks guys.
I had only one cylinder with egt/cht so no sensor mount. No sensors. Direct reading gauge with oil and fuel lines to the back of the inst. panel. Plane was built in '93. I just ordered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By Deweyclawson
oil/fuel pressure senders

I am installing the GRT EFIS and eng monitor systems in my new (to me) RV6A.
Does anyone have a source for fittings to mount the oil press and fuel press senders to. They are the same senders I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,355
Posted By Deweyclawson
Thank You

A big THANKS to all those who replied. A lot of good info and a lot that I had not previously considered. Special Thanks to Jesse Saint and James Clark who went the extra mile to spend a couple hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,355
Posted By Deweyclawson
GRT, Dynon or MGL efis?

I just purchased a 1993 RV6A with a basic IFR panel. I am going to completely redo the panel with an 60", flat screen plasma so I can watch the the Super Bowl in high def. oooppps. Wrong upgrade....
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