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Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By flytoboat
When I was building my 7A, I used Stewart Systems...

When I was building my 7A, I used Stewart Systems primer. It needs a couple days to harden completely, but is very durable. It is a water based primer/sealer and therefore non-flammable and could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,086
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks, Didn't think so.

Thanks, Didn't think so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,086
Posted By flytoboat
That's only so the FAA knows they have a target...

That's only so the FAA knows they have a target to kick if you do something stupid! ;)

When I showed up for my Basic Med appointment (the first one in this office), his Nurse Practitioner came in to...
Forum: COMM 11-24-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By flytoboat
Another happy customer here after 15 months and...

Another happy customer here after 15 months and over 100 hours. You need stereo headsets for 3D to work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By flytoboat
Google "fingerless gloves with flap". I bought a...

Google "fingerless gloves with flap". I bought a couple of pairs at Kohls that I like really well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,794
Posted By flytoboat
??? The airplane doesn't know or care who's...

??? The airplane doesn't know or care who's flying it! Or who built it for that matter...
Forum: COMM 11-09-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By flytoboat
I use the GTR200 with the internal intercom. I...

I use the GTR200 with the internal intercom. I usually run the radio volume at 95% to get it to match the volume of the intercom. Maybe I should check the setting of the intercom volume...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,899
Posted By flytoboat
Ross, Do you have make and model for an IR Denso...

Ross,
Do you have make and model for an IR Denso alternator with external field terminal?
TIA,
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By flytoboat
Read this sticky...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=69987
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By flytoboat
Actually, FAR Part 1, Definitions and...

Actually, FAR Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations, defines Flight Time as "Pilot time that commences when an aircraft moves under it's own power for the purpose of flight and ends when the aircraft...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By flytoboat
bug removal

For the windshield, I use plain water and a clean microfiber cloth. For the rest of the plane, I use Carbonex mixture (20:1) and microfiber cloth. As said before, never a paper towel which will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By flytoboat
One note: You need to be able to turn on power...

One note: You need to be able to turn on power (12V) to the P-Mags with the P-leads grounded to enter maintenance mode.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,686
Posted By flytoboat
My full throttle climb at 115Kts yields 2350RPM...

My full throttle climb at 115Kts yields 2350RPM at 10.4GPH. I don't have my Manifold pressure sensor installed yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,033
Posted By flytoboat
p-Mags

For this non-tinkerer, I think p-Mags are great.
- easy installation
- auto plugs (cost less to replace all 8 every annual than replace one aviation plug)
- easy starts
- smooth idle
- better economy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,686
Posted By flytoboat
Steve, A question on your comment about being...

Steve,
A question on your comment about being over square at 2300 RPM with full throttle: My fixed pitch 0320 RV6A turns about 2300RPM on take off with full throttle. Other than not making full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By flytoboat
One more opinion...

I adopted my RV6A w/tip-up canopy from the original builder 4 years and almost 400 hours ago. I asked a friend who was very familiar with this airplane if there was anything he would change on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,788
Posted By flytoboat
What Todd said +1! There are no short cuts for...

What Todd said +1! There are no short cuts for IFR for E-AB. We do have some real nice EFIS systems and integrated auto pilot options though, that are much cheaper than certified.
Been following this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By flytoboat
RV6A Tipper: I cut about 2.5 inches off the top...

RV6A Tipper: I cut about 2.5 inches off the top of the seat backs to minimize interference over the horizontal rail. Makes loading/un-loading MUCH easier. Have never missed what I cut off. Had the...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,745
Posted By flytoboat
Not really, totalizers don't know how much is...

Not really, totalizers don't know how much is left - only how much you've used. For example, if you have a fuel leak or lose a gas cap and have fuel siphoning out of the tank, you could have much...
Forum: COMM 06-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By flytoboat
I traced recent intermittent noise in my Garmin...

I traced recent intermittent noise in my Garmin GTR200 radio/intercom system to a panel mounted USB power point used to charge my iPad in flight. on the ground, I started turning off and back on,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By flytoboat
You're doing great work here, Bob. Be proud!

You're doing great work here, Bob. Be proud!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,292
Posted By flytoboat
I'll see if I can find out who he is insured...

I'll see if I can find out who he is insured with. He is only early fifties and an active CFI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,292
Posted By flytoboat
A friend just got his Basic Med through a local...

A friend just got his Basic Med through a local AME then found out his insurer doesn't acknowledge it and requires a third class medical to continue coverage on his Tomahawk.
I hope this is a rare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,221
Posted By flytoboat
High voltage

Had the same high voltage issue with my internally regulated ND 60 Amp alternator (87 Suzuki Samari). Noticed that wiggling the 5 amp breaker switch for the field circuit would bring the voltage back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By flytoboat
The roll servo has 6 wires, the pitch has 5.

The roll servo has 6 wires, the pitch has 5.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,189
Posted By flytoboat
GRT Mini AP

I installed a Mini AP in my RV6A about 2 years and 175 hours ago after my vacuum pump called it quits. I am amazed every time I fly at the amount of information and capability that is contained in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,235
Posted By flytoboat
Yes, Auto correct is my worst enema! :D

Yes, Auto correct is my worst enema! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,796
Posted By flytoboat
Maximum RPM

This was mentioned earlier, but a lot of Sensenich propellers have a 2600 RPM limit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By flytoboat
Just a thought - Is there an "always on" 12V...

Just a thought - Is there an "always on" 12V power connection for the GNS430 that is not connected? Could this cause the 430 to reset each time you turn it off to factory settings instead of keeping...
Forum: Midwest 03-06-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By flytoboat
There are a couple flying 10s and one under...

There are a couple flying 10s and one under construction at KALN. I have a 6A, and there are a couple of 9As, a couple of 12s, another 6A and a 4. Great restaurant on the field too. Come on up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,035
Posted By flytoboat
Not that's hilarious! Mel, you made my day!

Not that's hilarious! Mel, you made my day!
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-17-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,687
Posted By flytoboat
I downloaded this and tried it out. I like using...

I downloaded this and tried it out. I like using it, but according to the documentation you can't create new items. All you can do is modify existing ones. And that process didn't seam to easy.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,971
Posted By flytoboat
Phil, I'm kind of doing the same as you as an...

Phil, I'm kind of doing the same as you as an interim panel until I complete my full panel upgrade. When my vacuum pump died I removed the vacuum system and installed my GRT Mini AP with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,915
Posted By flytoboat
Polarity reversed

I know this is an old thread, but isn't the back-up battery in backwards? Positive terminal is shown connected directly to ground.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,547
Posted By flytoboat
They told me I could use a USB port for my...

They told me I could use a USB port for my SkyRadar DX. (Not yet installed)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By flytoboat
Autopilot servo

I have pictures of the lateral GRT servo under the pilots seat in my RV6A. PM me your email and I will send them to you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,562
Posted By flytoboat
Tire pressure

Stopped by the Desser booth at KOSH after just installing new retreads on my 6A. He gave me a chart for air pressure on all different sizes of tires and emphatically said to never run less than 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 70,997
Posted By flytoboat
message sent

E-mailed my Congress Critters today. Hope it passes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,292
Posted By flytoboat
Agree with David. Most SPAM cans don't even have...

Agree with David. Most SPAM cans don't even have cyl head temp gauge and probably exceed this all the time. YMMV
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,032
Posted By flytoboat
Yes, That's why he used 2 scales together for...

Yes, That's why he used 2 scales together for each main wheel. (See 1st post)
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,315
Posted By flytoboat
This is not a valid comparison because there is...

This is not a valid comparison because there is no option for an RV10 other than E-AB. :rolleyes:
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,719
Posted By flytoboat
Sorry, folks. I didn't mean to imply that...

Sorry, folks. I didn't mean to imply that legitimate planes without electrical systems were outlaws. My understanding is that ADS-B will replace radar and when that happens, true "outlaws" carrying...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,719
Posted By flytoboat
Just like gun laws, ADS-B won't apply to the...

Just like gun laws, ADS-B won't apply to the "out-laws" that (for whatever reason) don't want to comply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,054
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks Sam. Now I understand the perspective you...

Thanks Sam. Now I understand the perspective you are coming from.
Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,054
Posted By flytoboat
Sam, You keep referring to the "Builder" in these...

Sam, You keep referring to the "Builder" in these posts. I understand that having the Repairman's Certificate would mean you are the builder, but what is the difference between documenting the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By flytoboat
This is a Seminar at Sporty's Cafe.

This is a Seminar at Sporty's Cafe.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,478
Posted By flytoboat
Could be built to different specs That's what I...

Could be built to different specs


That's what I would do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,064
Posted By flytoboat
I voted!

Very interested for non-competition aerobatics. No chute
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks for everyone's replies. The owner has been...

Thanks for everyone's replies. The owner has been in touch with the fine folks at GRT and they are troubleshooting.
For Katie: we removed the maps thumb drive in flight but didn't reboot. He put the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By flytoboat
Bob, it is a dual screen with dual ADHRS. The...

Bob, it is a dual screen with dual ADHRS. The left screen went inverted (green on top, blue on bottom) as if we were flying up side down. The left screen was on the map page when this happened and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By flytoboat
Yes, the owner got a couple shots of the screens...

Yes, the owner got a couple shots of the screens and he plans to call GRT on Monday. After a search of the archives, I thought I'd post here to see if this has happened before. I think he is ready...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By flytoboat
Dual screen GRT HX anomaly

Flying an RV10 today, fortunately in VFR, when with no warning the PFD went inverted. The maps were erratic and the auto pilot headed off course. Winds aloft went from quartering headwind at 60 kts...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By flytoboat
Petit Jean...

... Has 3 nice lodges.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,487
Posted By flytoboat
Virginia Reeves

Very sorry for your loss. I think you'll find as I have that Mom's are always with us no matter what. Forty Five years after my Mom's passing, she still is very much present to help shape my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,572
Posted By flytoboat
I used Stewart Systems primer on my tail and had...

I used Stewart Systems primer on my tail and had great results. Easy to use, good coverage, quick dry time, easy clean up. Used a harbor freight small HVLP gun. Was planning on using SS for finish...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 83,321
Posted By flytoboat
Brian, It was great to spend some time with you...

Brian,
It was great to spend some time with you and your wife here at KOSH. Hope you can make it to Petit Jean.
Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,535
Posted By flytoboat
There are places where hangars are very...

There are places where hangars are very expensive. I don't live there. I will have a hangar. (And my 10 year old truck will stay in a garage).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,829
Posted By flytoboat
I was helping my buddy pound rivets on his RV-10...

I was helping my buddy pound rivets on his RV-10 fuse last night. He dropped my tungsten bucking bar about 30" onto the firewall. Made a pretty good dent. Since it was MY bucking bar, it was my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-14-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,550
Posted By flytoboat
What a great time! Good for you! And thanks for...

What a great time! Good for you! And thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,133
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks Brian. Figured as much. Looking forward to...

Thanks Brian. Figured as much. Looking forward to seeing you at KOSH (if I can recognize you)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,133
Posted By flytoboat
Will the VP-X wig-wag circuit work with these...

Will the VP-X wig-wag circuit work with these lights?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,888
Posted By flytoboat
Planning on upgrading from auto fuses to VP-x...

Planning on upgrading from auto fuses to VP-x Pro. Still researching 2nd battery and/or 2nd alternator. Leaning toward B&C Alt on vac pump pad. Will also have the backup battery on the HXr.
Thanks...
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