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Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By maniago
Just a thought, on the EchoUAT box, according to...

Just a thought, on the EchoUAT box, according to the architecture, there is no wired connection to the xpdr. S/W load would be immaterial for this box, as I see...
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By maniago
Listening to this thread, and interested in the...

Listening to this thread, and interested in the answers to the OP. I need a transponder for the M2, have a 480 already, and pretty much think an old 327 (but usable) and the EchoUAT are my conus...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By maniago
Well I didnt know that, but ok great info thanks....

Well I didnt know that, but ok great info thanks. But in anycase, so buy SS stock and use the Rigid 37deg flaring tool you bought for your brakes and fuel lines. You did buy a good flaring tool...
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By maniago
Eh? How do you figure that? If you go with the...

Eh? How do you figure that? If you go with the echoUAT and you no longer have traffic or wx its the failed box. If ATC cant hear your modeS, its your transponder.

Option 1: EchoUAT=$1000+used...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By maniago
Ack. UPS and Fedex are the worst with crates. I...

Ack. UPS and Fedex are the worst with crates. I got all my big crate stuff by proper road freight. No issues. Maybe cost a few more pennies but the lack of aggravation is worth the price. Esp...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By maniago
errrr... Its the same 5052 3/8" tubing as youd...

errrr... Its the same 5052 3/8" tubing as youd use for fuel line. Why wouldnt you make it yourself? Theres no magic in it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By maniago
G back to the 1800's!

Charles Dickens has your solution. Finger gloves. Just cut the tips off your favorite gloves and wa-la. Done. Or have granny knit you a proper pair of finger gloves.

Now if you gotta have nomex...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,759
Posted By maniago
I can attest to Chairman Maus having his SDS and...

I can attest to Chairman Maus having his SDS and tinkering with it as I saw it yesterday and I'm in the I want one camp for sure.

But, I would really like to see the new controller. Can we get some...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By maniago
Thanks a bunch. Didnt forget everything, but...

Thanks a bunch. Didnt forget everything, but enough that I'm glad I asked. Now if I could just remember where I put my old pack of Smith charts!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By maniago
If you didnt violate an edge distance with the...

If you didnt violate an edge distance with the hole, Id leave it alone and move on. I know what the analysis guys have posted, but IMHO its far far into the analysis weeds for our planes....which,...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,333
Posted By maniago
....above link is dead.....could I get a new link...

....above link is dead.....could I get a new link for this .pdf please......?
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By maniago
Dummy loads for RF dummies

Its been well over 30yr since I messed with RF stuff, but now I find myself starting on the panel and buying used gear. So I'd like to bench the stuff as I build. If someone with the smarts could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By maniago
This is the bar I use 99.99% of the time,...

This is the bar I use 99.99% of the time, -3,-4,-5s. Fits very nice in the palm.

http://www.tungstenbuckingbars.com/images/more_pics/etbb13.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,543
Posted By maniago
Did you eventually go to a CF plenum with WS105? ...

Did you eventually go to a CF plenum with WS105? Thats exactly what I'm embarking on and just wondering if you have some lessons learned with the 105 in this situation. Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,543
Posted By maniago
Just curious if you have an update on how the...

Just curious if you have an update on how the West Sys epoxy is holding up now several years in. I'm in the plenum stage and have half a can of WS105 Id like to use vs buying HTR212 or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By maniago
sent you a PM

sent you a PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By maniago
Restrictor? Get rid of that. I run my ATS Pro...

Restrictor? Get rid of that. I run my ATS Pro 3x wide open at 100-120 psi at the compressor on 3/8" 100' line, 80psi for -3AD rivets. Tungsten bar for 99.999% of my rivets. 2 flicks of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-10-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By maniago
I just finished doing this on the M2 with SJ cowl...

I just finished doing this on the M2 with SJ cowl and Milspecs day before yesterday. Its all about the shims. Bondo? Ah no. I used .020 shim on all of the flanges (w/ .015ss firewall flange and...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,966
Posted By maniago
Ah I see. Not book. I dont necessarily agree...

Ah I see. Not book. I dont necessarily agree with your conclusions, but I understand your line of reasoning. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,966
Posted By maniago
eh?

So just as a lesson for us poor unwashed non-RV folks, why are you guys doing this exactly? Is it part of your build sequence? Do you not have firewalls as Dave Paule noted ie .015 SS? Or is this...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By maniago
Dude, yes, this is wicked frustrating and yes I...

Dude,
yes, this is wicked frustrating and yes I am literally doing this right now, about 5 or 6 steps ahead of you. If you want I'll send you my build log and tho I'm not building a -10, the concept...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By maniago
Congrats! I hung my motor on the M2 three weeks...

Congrats! I hung my motor on the M2 three weeks ago. And now I'm deep into the cowl. As you'll find out, the urge to just go out and look at your airplane cause it really looks like an airplane...
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By maniago
Ok thanks guys. Neat as in scotch neat. Not...

Ok thanks guys. Neat as in scotch neat. Not heard it allied to epoxy, but I get it now.

For sure you should have traded yours Bill. My top side cowl is smooth enough to see my face in it (not a...
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By maniago
My cowl is only a few months old, I have the core...

My cowl is only a few months old, I have the core material. Not worried at all about the inside being smooth - is there something I dont know here? (my cowl outside is as smooth as glass - no pin...
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By maniago
Inside the cowl paint

What are you guys using for primer/paint for the inside of the fiberglass cowl and cowl atch strips?? Logic dictates that it has to be some kind of high temp paint, but the James instructions just...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By maniago
Thanks for the link. Half way thru cowl work and...

Thanks for the link. Half way thru cowl work and thinking hard about doing fly off in primer then later full paint in my own hangar (after moving to 7MD1 - yeah baby!)
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By maniago
Personally I would have put two rivets either...

Personally I would have put two rivets either side of the errant hole, verifying good hole spacing and leave the open hole alone. The bolt wont add anything that the rivets arent accomplishing,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,510
Posted By maniago
True. The buttons on my kid sisters speak and...

True. The buttons on my kid sisters speak and spell still get the job done......well.... I suppose it does. Havent seen it nor my sister for 40yrs LOL...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,510
Posted By maniago
On the key comment, you can do a lot with a knob...

On the key comment, you can do a lot with a knob ie push/pull, left/right up/down detents, as well as the basic twist function - less space than arrow keys.....just a thought.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,510
Posted By maniago
2 1/4 hole for me - get bigger and its a pain for...

2 1/4 hole for me - get bigger and its a pain for anyone with a small panel space. Larger hole guys can still use the small display, but not the other way around......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By maniago
Much of the time I have my birds wheels in wheel...

Much of the time I have my birds wheels in wheel dollys from HF so I can move it around as necessary. Theyre pretty low...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By maniago
Graind rings? Ok your turn. Whats that mean? ...

Graind rings? Ok your turn. Whats that mean? Its usually ionly 10hrs orless for rings to seat these days. Noone builds with Chrome rings much anymore, so I'd doubt you have those.

If the motor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By maniago
If you found something warm and fuzzy in the...

If you found something warm and fuzzy in the tunnel to the CS prop, then that would be a motor built with mouse power. Youd want to talk to Walt Disney in that case! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By maniago
Lol. Sorry. It means a "good feeling".....cant...

Lol. Sorry. It means a "good feeling".....cant remember where I picked that one up from....I think it originates from the feeling you get from hugging a warm fuzzy...... blanket, pillow, small...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By maniago
Its different for different engines, and...

Its different for different engines, and different depending on what %HP youre running. Pretty sure at 2qt/hr you'll be oil fouling plugs and messing your belly pretty bad.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By maniago
The answer is none. No tolerance for...

The answer is none. No tolerance for corrosion.

But, Ok so lets talk realistic, not new motor desires/specs. You have to evaluate youre tolerance for risk.

What youve got is not optimal, but not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By maniago
From my 3yrs search for a 360 motor, $12950 is in...

From my 3yrs search for a 360 motor, $12950 is in the range of acceptable prices for a used motor with good books, good oil analysis and recent run history and serviceable/useable accessories. With...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,110
Posted By maniago
The infamous grounding gremilin strikes again! ...

The infamous grounding gremilin strikes again! Glad it turned out a simple fix. Pass it on to the next guy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,672
Posted By maniago
Not if youre using Homedepot countersink tools! ...

Not if youre using Homedepot countersink tools! Just kiddin......:D Yes, aviation= 100.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,672
Posted By maniago
Those I see are stainless. SS on Al promotes...

Those I see are stainless. SS on Al promotes galvanic corrosion in the presence of water.. Do you use them on the exterior of your ship or just interior? If exterior, how have you combated the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,672
Posted By maniago
I get the massive order Vern, but lets look at...

I get the massive order Vern, but lets look at reality. 1/2" 6-32 flat head in cad Type #1 (which is silver, and I'm ok with that) is ~$950 for 1000. A reasonable size quantity I think. So a buck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,672
Posted By maniago
Did a search on Aarons. Wow 6-32 cad plated...

Did a search on Aarons. Wow 6-32 cad plated 5/16" long screws. 10 for $306 cough cough. WTFO? I think I can replace all my phillips 6-32s each annual for the next 10yrs for cheaper than that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,672
Posted By maniago
Found this thread and i know its old, but didnt...

Found this thread and i know its old, but didnt find the discussed torx on your site. Did you decide against stocking torx cads?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,110
Posted By maniago
Load test the battery. Maybe someone around you...

Load test the battery. Maybe someone around you has one of these. Kinda an esoteric piece of equipment, but Ive used mine a bunch over the years. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By maniago
Claw (Bill) and Mugsy (Bruce) are part of EAA 571...

Claw (Bill) and Mugsy (Bruce) are part of EAA 571 at ANP Annapolis. Were a bunch of builders in this chapter - RVs, SuprCubs, Sonexs, gliders etc and of course certed stuff. If you wanna come down,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
RTV
Views: 3,352
Posted By maniago
Well, this is painting with too broad a brush...

Well, this is painting with too broad a brush really. Gotta do the homework. Dow 732 is acetic acid cure, but is used on AL airplanes, is MIL spec and Boeing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,079
Posted By maniago
That is wicked cool. Major potential. If the...

That is wicked cool. Major potential. If the FAA had made ADBS this sexy we'd be eating outta their hands......but I digress.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,784
Posted By maniago
Conduit in both wings. This is one where I...

Conduit in both wings. This is one where I considered the weight worth the ease of mx. Besides, I could personally afford to lose a pound.
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By maniago
My quill is good; its def the bearings. It...

My quill is good; its def the bearings. It rumbles too.

For the above poster that suggested harbor freight, see my comment about chinese bearings. I read someone on here say that HF stuff is...
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By maniago
In my Delta, its the chinese bearings that are...

In my Delta, its the chinese bearings that are off tolerance. Ive tried a couple of times to figure out how to get it apart to replace them with tight tolerance lathe bearings, but couldnt get stuff...
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By maniago
1 side of a two car garage here also. I went...

1 side of a two car garage here also. I went with a full sized Delta. You have to consider what else you'll do with the drill press after youre done building. Im my case, I do all kinds of shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By maniago
Every nut plate (prob over 500) on my M2 I put in...

Every nut plate (prob over 500) on my M2 I put in with NAS 1097AD3-6s which I then cut to length as necessary. In fact I just ordered another 1lb of them from Vans (half pound is all you need for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By maniago
I could go either way on the M2, but I bought a...

I could go either way on the M2, but I bought a 74 over a 72. I was told and also read that there is no difference in performance as the hub in the shorter prop has its course stop set slightly...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,177
Posted By maniago
How we wish it were...

How we wish it were true........sigh......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_flight_into_terrain
Forum: Reviews 08-11-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,112
Posted By maniago
No worries mate. Cheers!

No worries mate. Cheers!
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,112
Posted By maniago
There is? Id not seen that. I'll have to call...

There is? Id not seen that. I'll have to call them sooner than later then. Thanks for this tidbit.
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By maniago
I just bought a used -7666. Half the price of...

I just bought a used -7666. Half the price of the blended which you cant get used. So if you trade up thats 1Kt/$1k. Gotta believe you can spend that kinda money more wisely elsewhere......unless...
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,112
Posted By maniago
Good to know thanks. In this game, I've found...

Good to know thanks. In this game, I've found theres a lot of stuff I dont understand correctly. Seems like its just better to admit my stupidity and get on with the questions.
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,112
Posted By maniago
Ok thanks. I was looking at the Crow site and...

Ok thanks. I was looking at the Crow site and for the RV belts it lists them as pull up. Thats what had me at a loss. Guess I'll call when I order just to make sure.
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,112
Posted By maniago
Pullup vs pull down

Can someone explain the whys of pull up tighteners on the shoulder belts please?

I get that for the lap and sub, towards the latch would be technically a pull up, but for the shoulders, Ive only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By maniago
Good point, tho on the other side of the coin, at...

Good point, tho on the other side of the coin, at what speed are you planning to crash your airplane? And.....are auto belts ever replaced in the life of the vehicle?

Just a thought.
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,177
Posted By maniago
I've gone back and forth with what to equip with...

I've gone back and forth with what to equip with for at least the last 18mos and swing from full up IFR AFS (or Dynons - when will they collapse to one format?) to a trip to Wentworth for Cessna...
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