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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Congrats Jerry and Ron for doing a great job...

Congrats Jerry and Ron for doing a great job representing RVs and motivating other RV pilots like me. Susan Bell (first place) is a girl from one of my local IAC contests (I belong to two). She's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I re-grounded the ignition and ecu directly the...

I re-grounded the ignition and ecu directly the the battery ground. The guy who installed it for me grounded it to the engine case. I started it up and the problem was still there. So I and a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
When I do my normal mag check at 1700rpm, the rpm...

When I do my normal mag check at 1700rpm, the rpm does drop a little with EI off and running on mag only. (Runs best with both on) Then when I switch to EI only and mag off, it drops a little more...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I second that. I'm at Compton. The EAA hangar...

I second that. I'm at Compton. The EAA hangar would be great place to finish putting your plane together, although space is a little tight at the moment. PM me and I can get you in touch with the...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I have the membership and usually go at least...

I have the membership and usually go at least every couple of months, although I haven't been there in the past 3 months. It is rough. Probably the roughest paved runway I've landed on. If you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
could it be a problem with the ignition?

My problem of engine roughness at low RPMs seems worse some times than others. For a while, it wasn't too bad, but recently, it's felt pretty bad and I thought to do a mag check at the low RPMs. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-24-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Just a clarification about "fit" - Sterba makes...

Just a clarification about "fit" - Sterba makes two hub thicknesses for these props. I have used both thicknesses with the same spinner, by changing the location of the crush plate - to either in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I'm very happy with Sterba. By far the best bang...

I'm very happy with Sterba. By far the best bang for the buck in props. You can get something 4x as expensive, but it won't give you that much more performance.

I now have a 70x76 Sterba and it's...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By 1flyingyogi
FS: Sterba wood prop

I have a Sterba 68X76 prop for sale. Hub thickness is 3 3/4". Good condition and will work with 150-160hp engines. $275 plus shipping, but I'll give preference to buyers who can pick up locally in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I don't know much about coax cables. My avionics...

I don't know much about coax cables. My avionics guy had some in his truck and said that it's better than the RG58 that I was using, so we just replaced it. I tied it down well to prevent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By 1flyingyogi
So the culprit was a bad connection at the BNC...

So the culprit was a bad connection at the BNC connector. I ended up replacing the whole cable using RG142 and new connectors. The avionics guy did my transponder certification and said that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I did NOT install my UAT in series with the...

I did NOT install my UAT in series with the transponder. It's using sniffer mode. I heard that it's difficult to make it work with the AK altitude encoder I have. I would need to buy some extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for everyone's input. I'll look at my...

Thanks for everyone's input. I'll look at my connections and coax again and see if everything looks good. My transponder antenna is just aft of firewall on the belly. The UAT antenna is on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I also installed the uAvionix ADSB out/ in at the...

I also installed the uAvionix ADSB out/ in at the same time I did my transponder upgrade. I've read in another thread that the uAvionix could possibly be somehow interfering with the transponder and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I'm having issues with ATC intermittently not...

I'm having issues with ATC intermittently not seeing me as well. I also have uAvionix. I'm a little unclear about your post - are you saying that the uAvionix ADSB possibly could be causing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Intermittent Transponder problem

I replaced my KT76A with a GTX327 and it seems to work most of the time. In the past 20hrs of flying, 4 times I've had ATC tell me they can't see me. Once, recycling the transponder fixed the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for all your input. That was very helpful...

Thanks for all your input. That was very helpful for me to make a decision.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By 1flyingyogi
High Compression Pistons?

I have an O-320 160hp engine on my RV4, 420 SMOH and am considering getting high compression pistons. Maybe 9.5:1?

I've heard mixed opinions - some say it'll cause problems and if I want...
Forum: Safety 06-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Here are two pictures of the area near the drain...

Here are two pictures of the area near the drain plug on the right tank with what looks like some kind of off-white/ tan-colored material underneath the proseal. Is this slosh or anything to be...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Update

I spent the day yesterday removing the other tank, removing the access plates on both tanks which was not easy. I flushed out both tanks really well and afterwards inspected with my camera just to...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Slosh mystery

We removed one tank and took the cover plate off to see what we could find. Surprisingly, as far as I can tell, there is NO sloshing compound anywhere. All I can see is gray sealant (Proseal?) at...
Forum: Safety 06-20-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for the clarification Charlie. I used...

Thanks for the clarification Charlie. I used Permatex #14 b/c that's what Don recommended when I installed my Fuel Injection system. That and Loctite 565 PST.

As for needing sealant on the fuel...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I used Permatex thread sealant #14. I mistakenly...

I used Permatex thread sealant #14. I mistakenly called it "teflon" in my first post, but I guess Permatex #14 is NOT teflon.
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I've decided to ground the plane until I re-do...

I've decided to ground the plane until I re-do the tanks. Thanks for everyone's input.
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for the info. I used Permatex on the fuel...

Thanks for the info. I used Permatex on the fuel drain plugs because I saw that it was there before I removed. I asked an AP and he said it's ok to use it there. But later on I was told by other...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Ok. I hear what you guys are saying. My logic...

Ok. I hear what you guys are saying. My logic was that the flakes of slosh are pretty big and there's no way they'll get through the screens at the fuel pick up and then after that, there's the fuel...
Forum: Safety 06-18-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I just contacted Paul at Weep No More and you're...

I just contacted Paul at Weep No More and you're right about it not being cheap. Plus I need to add the cost of shipping from California...

I've been told by two builders at my field (an RV4 and...
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
So if this is slosh, what do I need to do to fix?

So if this is slosh, what do I need to do to fix?
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
The plane was built in 2006. I thought I was...

The plane was built in 2006. I thought I was told that sloshing compound was not used in the tanks. But maybe that's not correct...
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Debris in my fuel tanks

I have no idea what these white flakes are or where they came from! I saw these just when I was about to fill up today. I cancelled my fuel request and will drain the tanks tomorrow and try to fish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for posting Ron. Great job and great...

Thanks for posting Ron. Great job and great write-up on Yahoogroups, David! Congrats to Jerry and Randy! I heard about how well you guys were doing almost as it was happening. I have a secret...
Forum: Safety 06-09-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Great article. Thanks!

Great article. Thanks!
Forum: California 06-06-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Any A/P or builders at or near STS?

I need to do a borescope and compression check on an aircraft that I possibly will buy at STS. Please email or PM me if you can help. Thank you!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,248
Posted By 1flyingyogi
What an epic adventure! 2.5 months? Don't you...

What an epic adventure! 2.5 months? Don't you work?? Haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,480
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Same here, I'd love to see some photos. I'm also...

Same here, I'd love to see some photos. I'm also planning this install soon in my -4. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,136
Posted By 1flyingyogi
So the friend has decided not to go this route. ...

So the friend has decided not to go this route. Just bite the bullet and pay the taxes if he buys another aircraft. But I would bet that if you're meticulous and do you research ahead of time, that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,136
Posted By 1flyingyogi
For me personally, it's not worth it for my...

For me personally, it's not worth it for my current plane. I pay almost $800/ year in property/ use tax for my $42k RV4. And paid over $4000 in sales tax when I bought it. But I can see how more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,136
Posted By 1flyingyogi
How? How do they know it's the same person? ...

How? How do they know it's the same person? There's no identifying information except name. Some names are very common. What's to make the state tax guys say that there can't be a John Smith in CA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,136
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Do you see anything wrong with registering the...

Do you see anything wrong with registering the plane in another state? Looking at the Bill of Sale and Aircraft Registration Form, there's no other identifying information you need to provide other...
Forum: California 05-29-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I sent you a PM. Don't worry, I won't give you...

I sent you a PM. Don't worry, I won't give you free flight time in my RV4. You'll have to pay me $1 for it. :D
Forum: Southeast 05-29-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Pre-buy in Lafayette, LA

If anyone is available for a pre-buy inspection in this area, please PM or email me. Thank you!
Forum: California 05-23-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I agree. And I plan to! Here's the breakdown of...

I agree. And I plan to!

Here's the breakdown of my tax bill:
General Tax levy: $456
Voted indebtedness city of Compton: $205
Unified Schools: $55
Community Colleges: $10
Metro Water District: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,525
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I see what you mean. In that case, I don't have...

I see what you mean. In that case, I don't have inverted systems either. Just fuel injection, no flop tube and only a "half" Raven system which is nothing more than a glorified air/ oil separator. ...
Forum: California 05-22-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I'll look tomorrow at the date that the tax is...

I'll look tomorrow at the date that the tax is for. I'm quite sure I paid last year already. So if it's supposed to be 1% then I'm getting over-charged?? 1% of $42k is $420, not $729. And the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By 1flyingyogi
BTW, we always use ear-muffs for our dog. This...

BTW, we always use ear-muffs for our dog. This is the only time we did not because Misa wanted her to take a good photo. ;) It was just a short 15 minute flight to Catalina. We have never and...
Forum: California 05-22-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By 1flyingyogi
CA Property Tax

My tax bill came today. My purchase price for the RV was $42k two years ago. The tax bill is $729. Does this sound about right? I reported to them that no mods have been done to the plane.

Also...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks guys. It was fun making it. And even...

Thanks guys. It was fun making it. And even funner getting to fly to all these great places.

Yes, that was the Grand Canyon. And in case you're wondering, 2:20 was Ensenada, Mexico - it was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Adventures in the RV4

Two years of exploring America the beautiful in our little, humble, but at the same time mighty RV4. There are planes better for aerobatics, some faster, some more comfy for XC, some more economical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,525
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Consider yourself lucky Oliver. Maybe my engine...

Consider yourself lucky Oliver. Maybe my engine for some reason was particularly sensitive to zero or negative G's (more so than it's supposed to be)?? My engine has quit more times than I'd like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for posting the Ron. It's great way to...

Thanks for posting the Ron. It's great way to see everyone in the RV community who's competing and maybe attract more interest. Glad you had a great trip!

Sweet looking new ride Randy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,525
Posted By 1flyingyogi
What you said about lack of inverted systems was...

What you said about lack of inverted systems was EXACTLY my problem also. Of course a lot of practice and ground critiquing/ tips from guys who are more experience certainly helped. But I would say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks! See you there!

Thanks! See you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Yeah, I know Eric. I guess the ex-fighter jocks...

Yeah, I know Eric. I guess the ex-fighter jocks on this forum just have a natural talent for aerobatics then. :D Very cool you have a G202 - not a whole lot of them around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks guys! You guys were a great motivation to...

Thanks guys! You guys were a great motivation to get me started - a very tough act to follow though. I'm not a retired F-16 pilot, expecting to win every contest I enter like some of you guys. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By 1flyingyogi
IAC Contest - Impressions of a first time competitor

I just got back yesterday from the Duel in the Desert Contest in Apple Valley, CA. Thursday was registration day and we got one 15 minute slot for practice. There were 28 competitors, and a bunch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,476
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Awesome Jerry! Congrats!

Awesome Jerry! Congrats!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks Ray. I'll check that out.

Thanks Ray. I'll check that out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Ok, so I shouldn't worry about the fuel staining...

Ok, so I shouldn't worry about the fuel staining then as Don said. I don't have the purge valve, so it totally makes sense that fuel would drip down into the fuel servo on shut-down, even if I don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
The stain was on the outside of the intake tube...

The stain was on the outside of the intake tube near the gasket. It was a *very* small amount, but I thought even a small air leak can cause problems. I tightened up the bolts and that seemed to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Roughness at low RPMs

I'm getting a lot of roughness/ vibration between 1100-1400rpms. It seems to be worse after the engine is fully warmed up and in hot weather. And worse in the air than on the ground. At start up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Awesome guys! You guys are lucky you've got a...

Awesome guys! You guys are lucky you've got a lot of RV company over there enjoying aerobatics. I was a little discouraged when I first got started b/c there seems to be no other RVs here flying...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Awesome Karl! Very cool video! Charlie, you can...

Awesome Karl! Very cool video!

Charlie, you can go to the IAC website and there's a link (I think under "getting started") where you can find an instructor near you to get basic aerobatic...
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