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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By N941WR
Auto plugs for the P-mag and aviation plugs for...

Auto plugs for the P-mag and aviation plugs for the mag.

No issues running auto plugs with P-mags.

Use adapters with the auto plugs. That way you can go to aviation plugs, if, for some reason, you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
I recommend you use Version 3 of the EICAD...

I recommend you use Version 3 of the EICAD program. Once you make and save your change, exit the program completely, start it up again, and quivery the P-mags to verify your configuration.

Here is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
One additional benefit of getting your timing set...

One additional benefit of getting your timing set properly is that your engine will operate more effectively, meaning more speed or better fuel burn.

Either way, it is critical that you set your...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By N941WR
I agree with this. I also agree that platenuts...

I agree with this.

I also agree that platenuts are better but sometimes you can't get behind a structure to install platenuts and that is where keyed rivnuts come in handy.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By N941WR
I used one of these ...

I used one of these (https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/rivetnuttool.php).

It works best when you use a drill to set them
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By N941WR
Welcome to the hood! Drop in at SC86 some time...

Welcome to the hood!

Drop in at SC86 some time and introduce yourself.

My hangar is 40 deep by 45 wide and is not big enough. Then again, if I could convince my wife to get rid of her camper...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By N941WR
What a great way to get him involved and leaning...

What a great way to get him involved and leaning the right way!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By N941WR
You really must ask Emag as I am not on their...

You really must ask Emag as I am not on their design team.

I do know the P-mags are insulated from the case by the gasket; however, the path may be through the hold downs. Check with Emag.

Also,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
For those who are going to change their P-mag...

For those who are going to change their P-mag configurations with the EICAD program available from Emag, you have to contact them to get access to the programs.

They have a Version 3 & Version 4,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
Can you share with us which adapter worked for...

Can you share with us which adapter worked for you and what settings you had to tweek?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
I use an old Windows 10 computer and USB to DB9...

I use an old Windows 10 computer and USB to DB9 converter. I suspect your issue was either with your computer and/or your converter.

What is most important is that you have adjusted your timing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By N941WR
P-mag Timing Explained

Axel, thank you for the picture!


This is a great picture of our new EICommander EIC32 that Axel posted on his Fast Back (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=39772&highlight=axel)...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-18-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By N941WR
My -9 started life with a 135 HP O-290d2. So,...

My -9 started life with a 135 HP O-290d2. So, compared to my O-360, I guess you could say every takeoff was partial power.

Also, an RV with a FP prop takes off with partial power everytime, at least...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By N941WR
Have your friend talk to either Low Pass or...

Have your friend talk to either Low Pass or Honcho. Both flew my -9 when I was working with them at San Jac's.

It has been a while since they flew it but they might be able to give your friend some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By N941WR
Check your EAA chapter, someone must have...

Check your EAA chapter, someone must have experience with fiberglass and can help you out.

Someone once told me, "Think of fiberglass as being like drywall. If you mess it up, you can cut it out and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By N941WR
Scott, The P-mags will ground through their...

Scott,

The P-mags will ground through their case, as you mentioned; however, there are electronics in the P-mags that would really like a clean ground signal.

If that wire fails for any reason, the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By N941WR
Electrically it is the same; however, if that one...

Electrically it is the same; however, if that one bolt comes out, you run the risk of both ignitions failing.

Addition:

Why take two completely independent systems and make them dependent on one...
Forum: Midwest 01-17-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By N941WR
? The wings are designed like a sailplane and do...

?
The wings are designed like a sailplane and do come off really easy. I recently met a guy who keeps his -12 at home and trailers it to the airport and installs the wings when he wants to go...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By N941WR
My restrictor hole size is the second smallest...

My restrictor hole size is the second smallest drill size in my box of numbered drill bits. (I broke the smallest.,)

I center drilled a short AN470-4 rivet and stuck it in the fitting on my #3...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By N941WR
Make sure to include some type of restrictor to...

Make sure to include some type of restrictor to smooth out the power pulses. Otherwise the timing will bounce around.

You can see this happen on our EICommander, so it is not just theory.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By N941WR
I used single stage paint on my panel but would...

I used single stage paint on my panel but would recommend putting it over your clear coat.

That way, there is less chance of messing up your paint, if you have to remove a decal.

Good luck!

(Read...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By N941WR
FYI - the EICommander will pick up the bearing...

FYI - the EICommander will pick up the bearing issue and a preflight power check should catch the generator issue.

I'm now at 850 hours on both P-mags and have only had one hardware failure which...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By N941WR
I use fuel lube on the gaskets for no other...

I use fuel lube on the gaskets for no other reason than to hold them in place while installing the P-mags.

Make sure that your ground wire (P-mag pin #1) goes to an engine case bolt (different case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 177,771
Posted By N941WR
Steve, Can you design a control lock that...

Steve,

Can you design a control lock that attaches to the control stick? (I don't like external control locks for various reasons.)

I'm thinking of:
1. A piece that attaches to the control stick,...
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By N941WR
Here is an RV-3 on a...

Here is an RV-3 on a post:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C1sxbfHm3IU/UPHsP5deaWI/AAAAAAAABE8/bOMQDToYF_c/s800/RV%2520on%2520a%2520stick.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By N941WR
There is a big difference between a -9 engine...

There is a big difference between a -9 engine mount and the others.

The main gear legs on a -9 come out at a different angle than the -7. (I don't know about the -6.)

They are not interchangeable.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-16-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By N941WR
Moderator help

I just realized I had a type-o in the title of this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1317164&posted=1#post1317164

Could one of you please correct the spelling of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By N941WR
I was only searching for NGK's, so I have no idea...

I was only searching for NGK's, so I have no idea about any other counterfeits.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By N941WR
Counterfeit NGK spark plugs

While doing some research, I ran across this. You can bet I'll be checking my next batch of spark plugs.

https://my-live.slatic.net/v2/resize/products/8658260-f7507763ef715a2a425b1b44ada94c5a.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By N941WR
What long reach plugs are you using in your angle...

What long reach plugs are you using in your angle valve engines (IO-360, IO-390, IO-400, etc.)?

Thanks for your help!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,172
Posted By N941WR
Yep, 55 to 60 knots works well all the way around...

Yep, 55 to 60 knots works well all the way around the pattern, still.

Recently flew a friend's -9A with a CS prop and those numbers worked great in his plane as well as my FP -9.

Have a good safe...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By N941WR
But I want a tip-up! Sorry, couldn't help myself.

But I want a tip-up!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By N941WR
The link to the OP-32 doubler has been fixed. I...

The link to the OP-32 doubler has been fixed.

I tried to include all the drawings and info one would need to complete the firewall penetrations.

If you need anything else, let me know and I'll add...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By N941WR
As the battery cranks over the engine, it hits a...

As the battery cranks over the engine, it hits a compression stroke and slows down. When this happens, the starter draws more power from the battery. Apparently that was just enough to cause the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By N941WR
WTB: Dynon D180 and AP74

Posting for a friend.

If you have a Dynon D180 and AP74 in good condition for sale, please let me know.

Probs and sensors not required but desired.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By N941WR
Can someone explain why we need to use a special...

Can someone explain why we need to use a special charger when there is nothing special about the charging systems in our airplanes?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By N941WR
The problem seems to be with specific tenders,...

The problem seems to be with specific tenders, not all.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By N941WR
Thanks for the post! Your battery must have been...

Thanks for the post!

Your battery must have been really bad as you can hand prop our engines when one P-mag is powered by a 9 volt battery.

Good to know it was something as simple as replacing you...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By N941WR
Oh, I'm sure someone's ex-wife has given this...

Oh, I'm sure someone's ex-wife has given this some serious thought!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By N941WR
I see no reason why the flap actuator bar...

I see no reason why the flap actuator bar couldn't be welded to the rear so the electric flap motor remains in the center but in the baggage compartment.

You may not need to move the rudder petals,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By N941WR
I like it, especially the EICommander! ;)

I like it, especially the EICommander! ;)
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By N941WR
Once the strength requirement is met, do...

Once the strength requirement is met, do performance criteria come into play?

For example, assuming the airframe is strong enough, will "they" determine that at a given GW the aircraft will only...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-08-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By N941WR
Ummm.. I'm not sure about the -4. Some years...

Ummm..

I'm not sure about the -4. Some years back there was an article in either KitPlanes or Sport Aviation about a guy who converted his -4 to a tricycle. The reason he gave was that he never...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By N941WR
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 27,485
Posted By N941WR
PS. Keith had a great time participating in his...

PS. Keith had a great time participating in his first RV event. He is firmly absorbed into the RV + cult! The Plus is there to include any other plane that joins along. That means you John!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 27,485
Posted By N941WR
John & Gang! Sorry I missed y'all! Well, I...

John & Gang!

Sorry I missed y'all! Well, I didn't really miss you, I got there just in time to see everyone depart.

Keith and I stuck around and then did a formation takeoff, Keith's first.

Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By N941WR
I posted the other day about slowing the -9 down...

I posted the other day about slowing the -9 down to around 135 knots and discovering my range extended out to a bit over 1000 NM's.

I'm sipping fuel at those power settings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By N941WR
I too have a fixed pitch prop (Catto two blade). ...

I too have a fixed pitch prop (Catto two blade). To get to 75% power, go to 8,000' DA and push the black knob all the way in and lean for best power. I'm spinning at around 2750 RPM to do it, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By N941WR
It is good to fly a Cessna every once in a while...

It is good to fly a Cessna every once in a while to remind you why you built your RV!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By N941WR
As you probably know, the RV-9 was designed for...

As you probably know, the RV-9 was designed for engines between 115 and 160 HP.

If you are asking if there are -9's with the IO-360 angle valve engine, I haven't heard of any. The challenge is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By N941WR
Which alternate air door? A number of engines...

Which alternate air door?

A number of engines have ingested parts from the alternate air door, which is why I haven't put one on my RV.

As for flying in snow, I have flown through a good bit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By N941WR
I have the short cowl on my O-360 and do not have...

I have the short cowl on my O-360 and do not have an alternate air door and have never had a need for one in 11 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By N941WR
You forgot to list the loose nut behind the...

You forgot to list the loose nut behind the stick.

That is probably the biggest cause of accidents.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-05-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 27,485
Posted By N941WR
I can't make it. Our grass runway is closed until...

I can't make it. Our grass runway is closed until further notice. It will take a long time to dry out.

Have fun and happy New Year!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By N941WR
A couple of other changes I made to that "Cessna...

A couple of other changes I made to that "Cessna Deluxe" AKA RV tow bar was to cut off one side of the T handle and weld in a smaller diameter tubing so it would fit in the hole on my lawn tractor. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-04-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By N941WR
I just happen to have an old copy of Dan C's...

I just happen to have an old copy of Dan C's database. (Bummer it hasn't been kept up.)

It contains data on 29 RV-6's with an average empty weight of 1075.6 lbs and 30 RV-6A's with an average empty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By N941WR
The -7 has a longer fuselage than the -6, in...

The -7 has a longer fuselage than the -6, in addition to the longer wing. It also has a larger VS and rudder.

The center section is significantly different between the two as well

The -7's tend to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By N941WR
Before you change anything, try wrapping just...

Before you change anything, try wrapping just your heater muff, not your exhaust, with exhaust wrap from an auto parts store.

This will help keep the heat in your existing heater muff and may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By N941WR
RV-7 & RV-9 Firewall Penetrations

The following images should help builders in the early (firewall) stage of assembling their aircraft.

Some of these images came from optional drawings that most purchase later in the project. The...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-03-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By N941WR
I think you have to contact Van's for that number.

I think you have to contact Van's for that number.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,890
Posted By N941WR
Yes they do, but they are also required to have...

Yes they do, but they are also required to have backups for their backups.

Also, their PFD's are not iPads.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,890
Posted By N941WR
I am not a fan of using iPads, even for...

I am not a fan of using iPads, even for FlightAware.

Besides having them reboot and hanging at odd times, the physically don't last very long. By the time they die, you will have to buy replacements...
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