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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
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: 3,529
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: 2
Views: 917
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-20-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By erich weaver
Wow, that looks interesting. Deserves a whole...

Wow, that looks interesting. Deserves a whole new thread on the forum.

Erich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
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: 24
Views: 3,182
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: 3,085
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: 781
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: 5,553
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: 1,147
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: 1,147
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: 2,644
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: 9,484
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: 3,811
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: 1,608
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: 1,740
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: 1,356
Posted By erich weaver
Plus, itís beautiful!

Plus, itís beautiful!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,447
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: 5,859
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: 6,447
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: 6,447
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: 6,447
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: 1,536
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: 1,536
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: 1,246
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: 1,535
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: 4,913
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: 3,708
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: 1,604
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: 1,064
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: 1,872
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: 1,793
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: 987
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: 1,946
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: 21,678
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: 31,188
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: 1,343
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: 45,063
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: 2,259
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: 1,471
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: 3,234
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: 3,234
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...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,234
Posted By erich weaver
No. I make sure my oil is at or above 100F...

No. I make sure my oil is at or above 100F before takeoff but dont worry about shock cooling any more than I worry about shock heating. I havent heard of any data suggesting that failure rates are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,234
Posted By erich weaver
610 hours, no problems. Erich

610 hours, no problems.

Erich
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,079
Posted By erich weaver
The GRT SX EFIS (and other models Im sure)...

The GRT SX EFIS (and other models Im sure) provides user configurable filtering of traffic based on both lateral distance and altitude difference. It works quite well with the ECHO UAT/GRT SafeFly...
Forum: ADS-B 09-13-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By erich weaver
Ads-b Weather most certainly can be displayed on...

Ads-b Weather most certainly can be displayed on the SX and EX. I do it and never bother with doing it on the iPad. No need when itís on the EFIS.

Erich
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By erich weaver
Going from memory here, but you can pick up...

Going from memory here, but you can pick up metars on the EFIS by going to the map page, pushing the knob and then rotating til it highlights the airport of interest and pushing again to select it....
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,459
Posted By erich weaver
Seems like we are dancing around the bush here a...

Seems like we are dancing around the bush here a bit without exactly spelling out the concern for people. The concern I am aware of from my own experience and what Ive read on VAF regarding the...
Forum: California 09-11-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By erich weaver
https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/...

https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/designees_delegations/designee_types/media/DARTDirectory.pdf


erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,588
Posted By erich weaver
Eight years of flying now with flap switch on...

Eight years of flying now with flap switch on stick. No accidental engagements and love it as is. It actually takes a fair amount of finger pressure to engage it and there is continuous reverse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,696
Posted By erich weaver
Hmmm. Thought I was following along until this....

Hmmm. Thought I was following along until this. So you are saying everything is fine with lending your plane to your friend as long as he pays his share of all costs?

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,696
Posted By erich weaver
Not saying you are wrong with respect to FAAs...

Not saying you are wrong with respect to FAAs interpretation, but the average joe might reasonably believe that Ďoperateí means to fly the plane as the PIC, which changes things. At the least,...
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By erich weaver
Everything dissipates the signal. The further...

Everything dissipates the signal. The further from the step the better, but whether it is significant or not where you have it is tough to judge until you try it. Unless you are quite close, Iím...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By erich weaver
My echo/safefly gps is velcroed onto the sub...

My echo/safefly gps is velcroed onto the sub panel on the pilot side. Gps antenna is on the glare shield and adsb antenna is on bottom of fuselage, behind baggage bulkhead, to get it away from...
Forum: ADS-B 09-06-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,308
Posted By erich weaver
Smile This is VAF man! We dont go to avionics shops....

This is VAF man! We dont go to avionics shops. :)

erich
Forum: ADS-B 09-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,755
Posted By erich weaver
I have GRT's Sport SX and have now installed and...

I have GRT's Sport SX and have now installed and flown with the Echo/SafeFly GPS. Everything is working great. Filtering of traffic to within a specified altiitude interval above and below you, as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By erich weaver
Ha ha, looks like I have all of VAF tracking me...

Ha ha, looks like I have all of VAF tracking me now. ďBeckham 1Ē was my attempt at making it hard for the local county appraiser to determine the value of my plane. Didnít work. They have it on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 7,919
Posted By erich weaver
Would like to see pictures if available. Are...

Would like to see pictures if available. Are there Naca ducts readily available that are large enough for this? Wouldnít such a set up mean that the duct has to be disconnected every time the lower...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By erich weaver
I am not hardwired, just letting the Echo do its...

I am not hardwired, just letting the Echo do its sniffing magic. Also, in response to a previously posted question, my Echo is also just velcroed to the sub panel, which GRT tech support indicated...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By erich weaver
Just checked both Flightaware and Flightradar24...

Just checked both Flightaware and Flightradar24 and there is no record of my flight this morning on either one, so apparently transmitting ADSB using the 978 UAT does not by itself get you into...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By erich weaver
Went ahead and flew and requested a new report. ...

Went ahead and flew and requested a new report. Got a result this time and better yet everything checked out fine with the FAA. Looks like missing the light airplane entry in the emitter category...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By erich weaver
Done that.See my first post

Done that.See my first post
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