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Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-12-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By erich weaver
Apparently thatís not what A&Ps want you to...

Apparently thatís not what A&Ps want you to believe 😏
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By erich weaver
Read through this entire thread, noting post 17...

Read through this entire thread, noting post 17 in particular. I’m guessing you will have your answer

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=174200&highlight=Erich

Good luck
Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By erich weaver
This is what I do as well Erich

This is what I do as well

Erich
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,313
Posted By erich weaver
My experience is that the bridge rectifier...

My experience is that the bridge rectifier results in a drop of 0.5 volts. I havenít observed any reason to change to the Schottke diode.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,366
Posted By erich weaver
Hate to nitpick a great writeup, but your blog...

Hate to nitpick a great writeup, but your blog says "I did another hard application of the brakes on my landing to get a feel for the grip of the upgraded brakes. The braking with the new discs felt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By erich weaver
Just as an FYI, the purpose of the crotch strap...

Just as an FYI, the purpose of the crotch strap is not to prevent you from sliding under the lap belt (submarining), but rather just to keep the lap belt properly positioned, low on the hips. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,566
Posted By erich weaver
I had a similar issue with the same unit upon my...

I had a similar issue with the same unit upon my install. You are likely sending and receiving info but its not being tied to your N number. I cant recall the specifics of the fix, but go through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,736
Posted By erich weaver
One other consideration is where you are going to...

One other consideration is where you are going to store your fuel trailer. The airports that I am familiar with do not allow fuel storage inside of hangars other than what is in your airplane or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By erich weaver
while I like and use many of the Anti-splat...

while I like and use many of the Anti-splat products, their gust lock is not one of them. It works, but you must get in the plane to remove it, then climb back out to do your preflight check. Not...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By erich weaver
Cool, good eye. Minor correction: the light is...

Cool, good eye. Minor correction: the light is being refracted rather than diffracted. Diffraction is something else.

Erich
Forum: COMM 08-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By erich weaver
Put me in the donít have a speaker and donít want...

Put me in the donít have a speaker and donít want one camp

Erich
Forum: Safety 08-02-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,170
Posted By erich weaver
Yeah, regarding the seatbelt adjustment story,...

Yeah, regarding the seatbelt adjustment story, because of the geometery of the way the seatbelts are anchored (at least in a -7A) itís tough to get them adjusted so that you are securely restrained...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By erich weaver
Im not following what the criticism of the...

Im not following what the criticism of the Nuckoll's E-bus architecture is. Its what I have (Z-13/8), along with P-mags and a two-screen EFIS. Im VFR and using AFP fuel injection (no EFI), and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By erich weaver
The uhmw tape sucks. It yellows and gets brittle...

The uhmw tape sucks. It yellows and gets brittle over time. The good stuff is available from Flyboys or from PM Research. More expensive for a reason.
It should be applied to whatever surface you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By erich weaver
Interesting that the flies were all on the Mooney...

Interesting that the flies were all on the Mooney ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,185
Posted By erich weaver
Ha ha! Hilarious!

Ha ha! Hilarious!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By erich weaver
Every hangar needs a dog Erich

Every hangar needs a dog

Erich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By erich weaver
replacement for Tempest 48108-2 filter

Maybe this should go in a different thread, but for those folks with Lycoming engines or their clones and using the common Tempest 48108-2 filters, the guy I talked with at K&A says you should order...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By erich weaver
Hate to drift from the original thread cuz the...

Hate to drift from the original thread cuz the pic is killer, but are you saying the military gets a pass on the 2020 adsb requirement? Just wondering.

E
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By erich weaver
One more thought, just in case. Make sure your...

One more thought, just in case. Make sure your scat hose or whatever you are using for the duct will actually bend around the angle between the back of the baffles and the oil cooler plenum in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By erich weaver
Basic Shape seems reasonable to me. What size...

Basic Shape seems reasonable to me. What size duct are you using off the baffles? 3 1/2 inch D is bare minimum, 4 inch better. If you can figure a way of doing it, a rounded transition into the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By erich weaver
Here is a good tutorial on the basics of supplies...

Here is a good tutorial on the basics of supplies and technique

http://www.rvpilot.com/Fiberglass/fiberglass.html

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,078
Posted By erich weaver
He lives in Texas man! Ya do what you want on...

He lives in Texas man! Ya do what you want on your property there. No planning commission approval needed. Not so much here in California...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,638
Posted By erich weaver
E-mag monitor & controller-new product

This product was linked in a different thread regarding a different subject and I thought it deserved its own thread to raise awareness. Seems to be a new, evolving product and website, so may not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By erich weaver
I have a powder coated panel on my -7A with...

I have a powder coated panel on my -7A with countersunk screws. I was able to touch up the countersinks where needed after powder coating without chipping or otherwise damaging the panel, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,723
Posted By erich weaver
I couldnít see them on my iPad previously and now...

I couldnít see them on my iPad previously and now I can
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,508
Posted By erich weaver
Im not disagreeing with Bill and Paul, but Im one...

Im not disagreeing with Bill and Paul, but Im one of those guys that like to know the reasons for the rule. Because the manufacturer says so just isnt very satisfying. I know from the Aeroelectric...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-19-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By erich weaver
Wheel balance is the other factor if you havent...

Wheel balance is the other factor if you havent done that yet

erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,956
Posted By erich weaver
If all you are looking for is to have your EFIS...

If all you are looking for is to have your EFIS screens stay on during startup, consider installing the TCW power stabilizer instead of the backup battery. Simple installation, weighs almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By erich weaver
Pretty sure a good quality hinge riveted to the...

Pretty sure a good quality hinge riveted to the battery box and the associated hinge pins can handle a rough landing with ease.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By erich weaver
If you are gonna hack up the box anyway, consider...

If you are gonna hack up the box anyway, consider adding hinge material to the front corners so that when you need to remove the battery you can just pull the hinge pins and then pull the battery out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,115
Posted By erich weaver
Glad that it mostly worked out in your favor. ...

Glad that it mostly worked out in your favor. What was the insurance company's reason for denying your claim? I would like to hear what comment the rep for my insurance company (Gallagher) has to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,127
Posted By erich weaver
Interesting. I only grudgingly resorted to scat...

Interesting. I only grudgingly resorted to scat when I did my new oil cooler installation last year because of the interior air flow friction. Inner tube seems like a better solution. I don’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,495
Posted By erich weaver
What is ESP? Thanks Erich

What is ESP?

Thanks
Erich
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
Posted By erich weaver
The Delta Pop antenna works perfectly fine for my...

The Delta Pop antenna works perfectly fine for my Uavionix ADSB installation and I have yet to hear from anybody saying otherwise

erich
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By erich weaver
From the FAA FAQ: Q: Does TIS-B broadcast...

From the FAA FAQ:

Q: Does TIS-B broadcast primary radar?

A: For tracks that are initiated with secondary radar, TIS-B will update the track if there is a momentary loss of secondary and only the...
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By erich weaver
Plus, itís beautiful!

Plus, itís beautiful!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,359
Posted By erich weaver
Previously asked and answered. Safety wiring can...

Previously asked and answered. Safety wiring can be difficult and time consuming in certain situations. Two examples: engine driven fuel pumps and whirlwind props.

Yes, the horse is dead.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,182
Posted By erich weaver
You dont need a protractor. Use the teeth on...

You dont need a protractor. Use the teeth on your fly wheel and some simple math to get better accuracy. Assuming a 149 tooth wheel, 360 degrees divided by 149 teeth = 2.4 degrees per tooth.

erich
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,359
Posted By erich weaver
Seems reasonable as long it is impossible for the...

Seems reasonable as long it is impossible for the sacrificial plate to spin, which is what I think you are suggesting here.

Erich
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,359
Posted By erich weaver
Nord locks seem to provide additional security...

Nord locks seem to provide additional security against loosening compared to other washer and nut solutions and are far easier and less time consuming than safety wire, which can be a real bear in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,359
Posted By erich weaver
Are you saying you use Nord-Locks in place of...

Are you saying you use Nord-Locks in place of safety wire? Im not judging here. I would love to use Nord-Locks instead of fighting the safety wire installation on my Whirlwind 200RV prop.

erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By erich weaver
In my case, the battery was a PC680 and the...

In my case, the battery was a PC680 and the starter a Skytec 149NL, not the lightweight starter that many have had issues with.

I note also that there have been numerous reports on this forum...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By erich weaver
No start on Pmags

After many years of trouble free starting I recently began having problems. Initially thought perhaps it was a fuel problem but testing of AFP injection system showed it was delivering fuel at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By erich weaver
Not Bruce, but I believe I saw the same advice...

Not Bruce, but I believe I saw the same advice from Scott of Vans in a post here. Makes sense to me; I have seen damage inflicted to a tricycle gear RV during a nose high, aborted landing. A tie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By erich weaver
Messes with my GRT magnetometer that is mounted...

Messes with my GRT magnetometer that is mounted behind the baggage bulkhead. Took me awhile to figure out what the issue was. I leave it home now as it just isnít that critical to have.

Erich
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,416
Posted By erich weaver
I previously had this issue. Canít provide the...

I previously had this issue. Canít provide the details from memory, but go through the uAvionix set up fields looking for the places where there is an opportunity to uniquely identify your plane. ...
Forum: Propellers 12-31-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,958
Posted By erich weaver
Takes me that long to do the safety wire...

Takes me that long to do the safety wire :eek:
Erich
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By erich weaver
Same deal for me Rightrudder - clean report from...

Same deal for me Rightrudder - clean report from FAA but nothing on Flightradar

Erich
Forum: COMM 12-11-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By erich weaver
Not an expert on this, but seems like a...

Not an expert on this, but seems like a consideration here is whether the aux input is set up for stereo or just mono. I think the bluetooth modules are typically stereo so if your aux input is only...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,268
Posted By erich weaver
Check the manual for recommended TBO on your prop...

Check the manual for recommended TBO on your prop governor if you have one

erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,184
Posted By erich weaver
But the injector lines are not pressurized, so...

But the injector lines are not pressurized, so fuel can and does boil there, at least with an AFP type injection system, correct? At least that is my understanding of why I sometimes have a stumble...
Forum: ADS-B 11-07-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By erich weaver
I used to see myself pretty consistently when I...

I used to see myself pretty consistently when I only had the SkyRadar adsb-in ion my grt Sport SX. When I upgraded to the Echo adsb-in and out, the ghosting was completely eliminated.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,202
Posted By erich weaver
Be aware that if you go to a true co-ownership...

Be aware that if you go to a true co-ownership and play by all the rules, you would have to change the title and notify FAA, which may trigger sales tax.

erich
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,244
Posted By erich weaver
Awesome Thanks Mark and Tim!

Awesome

Thanks Mark and Tim!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 33,357
Posted By erich weaver
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpos...

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=0c466476-8eb9-4df1-b8fc-2b467a4fd76c
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By erich weaver
Check out the Garmin Glo; $100 new; connects to...

Check out the Garmin Glo; $100 new; connects to iPad by Bluetooth; get a used one for less.

Or buy a new iPad with the cellular service capability and you wont need any add-on gps. You dont have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 50,562
Posted By erich weaver
My friendly suggestion is that you start a...

My friendly suggestion is that you start a different thread for your request rather than change the subject of this one.
Regards,

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By erich weaver
i dont see any wear on the tire - the little...

i dont see any wear on the tire - the little needle nubs are still present. The crack also seems to be following along some sort of flaw line in the rubber. Might look into getting the supplier to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By erich weaver
I donít use it but I believe the grt EFISs can...

I donít use it but I believe the grt EFISs can also automatically load in frequencies for destination airports as you approach them.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,701
Posted By erich weaver
Why not? Isn’t this essentially what happens...

Why not? Isn’t this essentially what happens every time we descend with a constant speed prop?

Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,701
Posted By erich weaver
Yowza, i mixed up Group A and Group B, and have...

Yowza, i mixed up Group A and Group B, and have now gone back and corrected my earlier posts. Maybe the original poster mixed up A and B as well?

Im comfortable with my Group A cylinders. Not so...
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