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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By N941WR
The -7 and -9 taildragger engine mounts and gear...

The -7 and -9 taildragger engine mounts and gear legs are not interchangeable.

The -9 wing needs to stall at a higher angle of attack. To get the wing to be stalled in a three point attitude, the -9...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By N941WR
So many times in the plans they would give you a...

So many times in the plans they would give you a dimension to the 64th of an inch and when you would fit the part you could be off by a 1/4". That drove me nuts!

However, when setting the incident...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By N941WR
I wasn't worried Ed! I knew the "soft sell"...

I wasn't worried Ed! I knew the "soft sell" would work.

Now get back in the shop and pound some more rivets!

(Best to your wife and kids!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By N941WR
I suspect the reason for the increase in the...

I suspect the reason for the increase in the number of bird strikes is because since 1990 the internet has made reporting them easier.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By N941WR
The engine mount is also unique to the he -9. The...

The engine mount is also unique to the he -9. The gearleg tubes are at a different angle than the -7's.
Forum: RV-4 08-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By N941WR
Smoky Ray was the only one who mentioned cross...

Smoky Ray was the only one who mentioned cross country flights.

You have a -4 so you already know its limitations. I still remember my first trip to OSH with a buddy and reaching in back for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By N941WR
This is one of the easiest parts of the...

This is one of the easiest parts of the build.

Set the mount asdide then drill and ream one hole to final size, it doesn't matter which one. Bolt the mount to that hole.

Get a brass bushing that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By N941WR
I used Rust-Oleum textured grey paint on my panel...

I used Rust-Oleum textured grey paint on my panel and baked it on low heat for four hours (when my wife wasn't home). It has held up very well over the past 12 years.

For the interior, I used a...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,134
Posted By N941WR
Years ago, there was a -9 builder who put the...

Years ago, there was a -9 builder who put the left spar in the right wing and vica versa.

He didn't catch it until it was time to fit the wings in the fuselage.

Van's checked their CAD drawings and...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-19-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,902
Posted By N941WR
My performance numbers came out really close to...

My performance numbers came out really close to the SIPA S.200, unfortunately.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIPA_S.200_Minijet
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By N941WR
Install two P-mags and you will not have to ask...

Install two P-mags and you will not have to ask because you won't need either.
Forum: Southeast 08-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By N941WR
Another recommendation to join 309! Great bunch...

Another recommendation to join 309!

Great bunch of people and a very active chapter!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By N941WR
Probably one of the best mods I did! Well worth...

Probably one of the best mods I did! Well worth the time and effort!

More so when you look at how I set mine up so that I can raise and lower the flaps without removing my hand from the quadrant. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By N941WR
FYI - The 45.5" cables I ordered from Van's...

FYI - The 45.5" cables I ordered from Van's worked with both engines I have had in my plane. The original, light O-290d2, with the longer engine mount and the O-360 with the shorter engine mount.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By N941WR
There is some details on installing the DJM...

There is some details on installing the DJM throttle quadrant on my website.

Here (https://repucci.com/bill/instruments.html) is the link.

Note the clevis pins post from 10/7/2006.
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By N941WR
I seem to remember some pictures of a -10 with...

I seem to remember some pictures of a -10 with twin turbos.

The issue with the RV's is that our Vne is based on True Airspeed, not Indicated. With turbo's and the ability to make full rated power...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,956
Posted By N941WR
Dan, That is exactly why I have changed my...

Dan,

That is exactly why I have changed my recommendation for the angle valve engines.
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,956
Posted By N941WR
Do a search on timing P-mags. You want to either...

Do a search on timing P-mags.

You want to either clock them or if you time them to TDC, you need to change the configuration so they fire at 20 degrees BTC and set the max advance to around 25.2...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By N941WR
I don't read Garmin, what are all those things?

I don't read Garmin, what are all those things?
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By N941WR
Not Dale but I have read his post. If you don't...

Not Dale but I have read his post.

If you don't install an engine driven alternator or generator on your engine, you are OK. You can add a wind driven generator, battery, solar panels, etc. and as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By N941WR
When I was President of the Charlotte EAA chapter...

When I was President of the Charlotte EAA chapter (309), we bought a set race scales we would rent out for $50. Half to pay for the scales and half for a free chapter membership.

Those scales...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,902
Posted By N941WR
I wonder how the Operating Limitations would read...

I wonder how the Operating Limitations would read for that!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,902
Posted By N941WR
That was also on my mind when I was doodling the...

That was also on my mind when I was doodling the options. However, I have always wondered how much of that was the gear geometry?

I should have known someone would know that story.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,902
Posted By N941WR
Some years back I ran some basic numbers on...

Some years back I ran some basic numbers on building an RV-8A based jet. Keep in mind, I am not an Aero Engineer, so my numbers were VERY rough.

The reason for the "A" is to keep the jet exhaust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,993
Posted By N941WR
Steve, Dayton has dual P-mags that have been...

Steve, Dayton has dual P-mags that have been tuned with his EIC on his O-360. Same setup as I have, only he has a CS prop and I have a FP prop.

The P-mags will allow the O-360 to run LoP very...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By N941WR
http://i67.tinypic.com/25krg5u.jpg Is anyone...

http://i67.tinypic.com/25krg5u.jpg
Is anyone making these now?

Asking for a friend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By N941WR
You could try this book, it helped my...

You could try this book, it helped my son:

https://www.amazon.com/How-Beat-Your-Chess-Gambit/dp/1901983056/
Forum: Safety 08-12-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By N941WR
A little off topic... If you have an EFIS that...

A little off topic...

If you have an EFIS that can display a "banana" arc, it is easy to estimate your best glide speed.

Go to altitude, say 8,000 feet. Set your desired altitude to 5,000 feet,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By N941WR
The funny part is my son learned to play Chess at...

The funny part is my son learned to play Chess at SnF when he was six. Mary's grandson taught him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By N941WR
Mark, You can still run the P-mags through your...

Mark,

You can still run the P-mags through your VP bus and install a three way switch for testing. (I have pullable breakers plus the three way switch. Up is ungrounded and powered, middle is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By N941WR
I would replace the Garmin G5 with a Dynon...

I would replace the Garmin G5 with a Dynon PocketPanel.

The reason is that the PocketPanel does not tie into your pitot or static system. Should one of them be compromised, the PocketPanel will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By N941WR
I perform the generator check before every...

I perform the generator check before every flight.

I had one fail at around 500 hours and the engine never skipped a beat. The only way I found it was in the preflight for the next flight.
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By N941WR
I would like to see how bright they are in the...

I would like to see how bright they are in the dark.

I added a green LED to indicate when the fuel pump was on. Worked great until my first night flight. The thing was blinding!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,205
Posted By N941WR
My first RV flight was in in the back of Claudio...

My first RV flight was in in the back of Claudio Tonnini's RV-4 Purple Passion, after jumping out of a friend's T6. What an eye opening experiance that was.

Then Roberta Hegy hit me with a picture...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-29-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,562
Posted By N941WR
The P-mags are user configurable, with either our...

The P-mags are user configurable, with either our EICommander or the EICAD program. Also, the timing can be set for LOP operations, not that they need it, as this image points...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,402
Posted By N941WR
Ed, when I changed out my Lycoming O-290D2 for...

Ed, when I changed out my Lycoming O-290D2 for the ECi O-360 I did not have to get another inspection or new Operating Limitations, pernmy paperwork and the Charlotte FSDO; however, I did do that and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By N941WR
My beautiful wife bought me a Claw tiedown set...

My beautiful wife bought me a Claw tiedown set and I picked it up and said, "Heck NO!".

I've been using these Orange Screws (https://www.orangescrew.com/products/large-ground-anchor-2-pack) ever...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By N941WR
IO-360 parallel or angle valve engine? Have you...

IO-360 parallel or angle valve engine?

Have you read the operating handbook for your engine so you know how to set power and lean properly?
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-15-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By N941WR
On my tip-up tail dragger, I mounted all the GPS...

On my tip-up tail dragger, I mounted all the GPS antennas on the glairshield. Easy to wire and maintain.

The comm antenna is under the left seat, two machine screws through the spar web and two...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-15-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By N941WR
Ross, please come join me, if you have the...

Ross, please come join me, if you have the time.

Your input is more than welcome!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By N941WR
No idea, they haven't in the past. Contact the...

No idea, they haven't in the past. Contact the EAA and ask them.

With the help of Andy Karmey we put on a webinar last year and posted the recording. It might be worth listening to.

Here...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By N941WR
I know they have been beta testing it, other than...

I know they have been beta testing it, other than that, I know nothing.

We will put out a six cylinder EICommander, once the ignition is available.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By N941WR
Igntion Timing Basics

For those of you who will make AirVenture this year and are interested in learning more about igntion timing, please join me on Thursday, July 25th, at 11:30 AM, in Workshop classroom C.

I will give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By N941WR
Too late for the OP but at OSH a few years ago I...

Too late for the OP but at OSH a few years ago I saw an RV-7 with a cool bombay built in.

The guy built an aluminum box that went just forwarded of the fuel valve (the fuel line was routed around...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By N941WR
Brad, Are updated still available for my 496? I...

Brad,

Are updated still available for my 496?

I know they killed my "Lifetime" updates for the auto database, which I don't really care about.

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By N941WR
Very cool project! Please keep the into...

Very cool project! Please keep the into coming.

I had dreamed of adding a turbo when I had the O-290 in my RV-9 because it does so we'll up high.

The problem with RV's, and you might run into...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By N941WR
First, Ken, thanks for the hospitality! What Ken...

First, Ken, thanks for the hospitality!

What Ken failed to mention was that I brought my 10 year-old son along with me and he was eager to help. If anyone needs someone to pump up their engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,624
Posted By N941WR
A few things come to mind: 1. The engine could...

A few things come to mind:

1. The engine could have been built up from parts of questionable provenance. Make sure you look into this during your prebuy.

2. Insurance tends to be slightly higher...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,943
Posted By N941WR
Ummm, I have a fixed pitch Catto two bladed...

Ummm, I have a fixed pitch Catto two bladed prop.

My real point is that people complain about "slow" RV's when the issue is they don't spin their Engines up to 75% power.
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,979
Posted By N941WR
I started building my -9 the week before I met my...

I started building my -9 the week before I met my wife. We were older but not old enough because a year after it started flying she told me she was pregnant, which wasn't in either of our...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,943
Posted By N941WR
Just so Greg knows he is not...

Just so Greg knows he is not alone.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zVjdQKXLamY/U2RRjSYP1uI/AAAAAAAABgs/pqfE2oR93Qc/w659-h494-no/KLVJ+to+SC86.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,943
Posted By N941WR
There you go. As you found out by the other...

There you go. As you found out by the other posts, you weren't at 75% power.


When I used to fly a C172 with a 160 hp O-320 we would plan on 9.6 GPH at 75% power. The engine doesn't know what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By N941WR
Anyone who steals an E-AB is truly an...

Anyone who steals an E-AB is truly an idiot.

They are more likely to take the radios than the plane.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,943
Posted By N941WR
At 8000' DA, you should push the throttle full...

At 8000' DA, you should push the throttle full forward, spin it up, and lean it. That should give you ~75% power.

If your Catto is pitched properly, it should stop accelerating around 2750 rpm.

Do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By N941WR
Google it with the correct dash number of your...

Google it with the correct dash number of your engine. If yours is really a Superior, contact them (or check their website as they are not really a Lycoming).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By N941WR
Lycoming Operating Temperatures

There have been a lot of discussion regarding high CHT’s.

The following numbers come the Lycoming Operator’s Manual for both the (I)O-320 and 360 Parallel and Angle valve engines and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By N941WR
I have a Sam James cowl and a Nerf football cut...

I have a Sam James cowl and a Nerf football cut in half works grrafor the cooling inlets and a small Nerf football plugs the carb inlet perfect.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,458
Posted By N941WR
Yep, done that with regard to pulling and...

Yep, done that with regard to pulling and resetting the plug wires but have not pulled a plug to check it's resistance, as I said. No change was noticed.

Also, heat doesn't seem to impact the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,458
Posted By N941WR
Dan, I would have to dig in my old computer to...

Dan,

I would have to dig in my old computer to find his report (and we are leaving for the weekend) to answer if it is the center insulator or the external one.

Here is a description of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,458
Posted By N941WR
Correct and that is exactly what our Professor...

Correct and that is exactly what our Professor found. However, it was the insulation that was starting to fail.

That's why I recommend people don't use high dollar iridium plugs, the metal part...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,458
Posted By N941WR
With the EICommander you can see the condition of...

With the EICommander you can see the condition of the auto plugs and at around 100 hours +/-, they start to degrade. Engine performance seems to be unaffected.

We sent a bunch off to a PHd...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,413
Posted By N941WR
Thanks GMCJ. What I was wondering is if RV...

Thanks GMCJ.

What I was wondering is if RV pilots tend to take more risks than spam can pilots due to the confidence the RV's instill in us. In other words, decision making.

It's difficult to tell...
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