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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
This is what I just picked...

This is what I just picked up...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076J3GJ3F/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Looks nice, not cheap. Used some self stick Velcro to attach it to side skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
You might try bleeding your fuel line to the fp...

You might try bleeding your fuel line to the fp transducer. All the problems above in this thread could be a result of an extra bit of air in the sensor line. This would also explain the engine not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Loosens up over time too.

Loosens up over time too.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
You can if the wire is sized for it. If not, it...

You can if the wire is sized for it. If not, it should be pretty easy to rewire with larger gauge. It's just two wires: one from main bus to avbus switch, the second from avbus switch to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
A 15A fuse might have been sufficient for the...

A 15A fuse might have been sufficient for the avionics buss when the plane was first built, but the addition of new or different avionics might very well now be trying to pull greater than 15A,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Thanks Jesse. I had overlooked the “or similarly...

Thanks Jesse. I had overlooked the “or similarly worded” phrase. It seems like that gives me enough leeway to log something both relevant to my change and within the spirit of the operating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
This has been rehashed multiple times, including...

This has been rehashed multiple times, including clear input from Mel most recently, within the last 2 weeks here on VAF. FAA has pretty clear language that anything that affects the control system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
DAR question-post 5 hour phase 1 logbook language

Can someone help with required logbook entry after a “major change” autopilot addition that required a 5-hour phase 1 test period per local FSDO. The following is what my operating limitations say,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,315
So let me know I have the gist of this...

So let me know I have the gist of this thread:

This rebate is essentially irrelevant for us in the EAB community unless we want to purchase/install TSO'd equipment for which we will almost certainly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Do a search on “rv7 vs rv9” above and you will...

Do a search on “rv7 vs rv9” above and you will find days’ worth of reading! Since the planes haven’t changed in the 15+ years since they came out, neither have the debates! Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Back to the original question... I’m interested...

Back to the original question... I’m interested in how quick the approval process was for those who went back into phase 1 and who have similar operating limitations as I. Am I likely to get away...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Thanks Mel. My op lims say I must “notify” and...

Thanks Mel. My op lims say I must “notify” and “obtain concurrence” from FSDO “as to the suitability of the proposed test area.” Doesn’t say whether it has to be written.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Return to Phase 1 time frame/process

Not including engine or prop changes (which are in a different category paperwork wise), what is the actual process for coordinating with the FSDO per op lims for a less but still “major change” like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Thanks Gil. I have a bunch of these exact (7101)...

Thanks Gil. I have a bunch of these exact (7101) switches that came with my intercom system to be used as stereo/mono switches. Being as little as they are I questioned whether they could handle the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
One miniature switch I found was 5A at 28Vdc, so...

One miniature switch I found was 5A at 28Vdc, so that gets at the DC part of the issue, but if I'm running a 14Vdc system, the same maximum resistance would only allow me 2.5A. My electrical physics...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
5A small/miniature on-off toggle switch?

I'm putting a on-off toggle switch on my panel for the 5A circuit that runs power to the Dynon autopilot servos. For aesthetic reasons, I'd prefer not to use a full size switch. Does anyone know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
If you build a Stratux (or buy an equivalent) it...

If you build a Stratux (or buy an equivalent) it will provide GPS to your Ipad with the added benefit of ADS-B in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
6/7/9 hole in seatback bulkhead for under longeron wiring

For RV-6, 7, 9...

I've seen it here recently, but I'm having a hard time finding the old RVator article or other guide that described mirroring on the right side (for additional wire routing...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Got a super fast reply from Don at Dynon. He...

Got a super fast reply from Don at Dynon. He mocked up the hardware installation and agreed that it was very close. He recommended inserting the bolt through the servo arm opposite the way...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
New Dynon RV-9 (Revision I-July 2017) roll servo installation questions

I'm installing a roll servo in my RV-9 and have questions, particularly because it's the newer Revision I version that appears to have changed significantly in both the parts list and orientation of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,637
Question for FAA (or anyone): How is it safer to...

Question for FAA (or anyone):
How is it safer to use a random bunch of N#s that no one in an untowered pattern can remember as opposed to type and maybe even color? I’d take the latter any day!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Mine always seems to leak at 135-degrees. I...

Mine always seems to leak at 135-degrees. I generally use 180-degrees past finger tight and it seems to do better.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,625
For me, VFR only, I am more than happy with just...

For me, VFR only, I am more than happy with just one Dynon D180. Way more capable than any panel I had flown on in the past. One SkyView would be even better, but I built before SV's came along. ...
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Thanks Greg. Another good angle, and helpful...

Thanks Greg. Another good angle, and helpful because the -9 mounting is slightly different than the -8 that Ken showed me.

My next chore is to figure out how I'm going to get the pitch servo wires...
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Great. Thanks Ken! It looks like you just swap...

Great. Thanks Ken! It looks like you just swap out the existing lower bellcrank mount bracket with the servo mount bracket. Appreciate it.
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Photos of Dynon roll servo install

Does anyone already flying a 2-place have any easy-to-access photos of their roll servo installed that they would be willing to post?

I just (finally, after 6+ years) am getting around to installing...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
FWIW, I find the standard manual trim vans...

FWIW, I find the standard manual trim vans provides to be very intuitive and easy to use. I have never wished for a trim wheel oriented as they are in the cessnas I learned in. YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Slightly off your main question, but...

Slightly off your main question, but related...

My humble opinion is that you should at least get through first solo in a rented plane before getting too focused on buying an EAB.

1. The RV12 may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Wherever you want. The plans donít specify. ...

Wherever you want. The plans donít specify.

That said, most put them right up near the left and right mount attach locations since the mount itself can then provide routing for the wires. Good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,806
I have always just had the chains on my -9 and...

I have always just had the chains on my -9 and happily donít know what Iím missing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Just a different way to answer the original...

Just a different way to answer the original question (in the form of a rhetorical question):

Don't you think that if it was consistent with the regs to rent out RVs in the EAB category that someone...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Did you move them closer to the plexi or leave...

Did you move them closer to the plexi or leave them set back like the hot halogens are? Flipping the duck works brackets should help to do this. I would guess moving the up further into the leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,118
As others mentioned above, it is as Simple as...

As others mentioned above, it is as Simple as putting a piece of hydraulic hose from NAPA over the bottom tube of the pedal. Get the largest o.d. With the needed I.d. And your problems should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Does your existing lease allow you to remove the...

Does your existing lease allow you to remove the hangar at the end of the lease?

My airport previously gave out leases that, at the end of the term (25 years), allowed the county to terminate the...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Perhaps you just want the satisfaction of making...

Perhaps you just want the satisfaction of making one yourself, but if you have access to Harbor Freight you will find one that you probably can't make any...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Good idea for making mirror imaged stops for left...

Good idea for making mirror imaged stops for left and right. What you may find, however, because the vertical stabilizer is offset to one side, the stops will end up having to be sized and/or shaped...
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Hi Kevin. Sorry for your plight! This may not...

Hi Kevin. Sorry for your plight!

This may not be of much help, but you might call Jack Hohner, the president of the KSFF EAA chapter. He helped me at Felts over Christmas with hangar space and...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
iPad with bad elf works great. Actually my...

iPad with bad elf works great. Actually my stratux homebuilt adsb provides the gps signal for me now, but I often carry the bad elf because it works great too as a backup.
Forum: Safety 06-07-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Don't knock yourself too hard. It is one of the...

Don't knock yourself too hard.

It is one of the reasons that I follow an IRAN policy. I don't automatically replace things during inspections as that just introduces another point at which I could...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,432
Yeah, me too. I'd be curious about the longterm...

Yeah, me too. I'd be curious about the longterm tie down fees especially.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 38,051
I have it on good authority from the originator...

I have it on good authority from the originator of this poll :D:

The "Automotive" category was intended to include Van's (non PP/ non B&C) alternators in the poll, because Van's originally offered...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Carbed engines are notoriously bad at fuel...

Carbed engines are notoriously bad at fuel distribution. My #1&2 CHTs are high when firewall throttled. My #3&4 are hot when throttle pulled back a bit. What might be happening for you is that your...
Forum: COMM 05-24-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
I believe the instructions for the ANR conversion...

I believe the instructions for the ANR conversion specifically require you to remove the original foam from the earcups, don't they? If so, that renders the passive attenuation much less effective. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Out of curiousity, can one be reasonably certain...

Out of curiousity, can one be reasonably certain that a gauge accurately measuring oil pressure at idle would also accurately read oil pressure at a higher power setting, or do you have to compare...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Before trying to solve oil pressure that is too...

Before trying to solve oil pressure that is too low, does 100 psi at idle sound strange to anyone else?

While it may be lower than desired now, I would have been more shocked and surprised about...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,037
If you are just now getting to the age where you...

If you are just now getting to the age where you need help with reading/close vision but don't otherwise need distance vision correction--and if you are flying under BasicMed--you might consider a...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,720
Your solution for these screws is not a tap and...

Your solution for these screws is not a tap and die, but rather a screw extracter set from your local hardware store. You first drill a small pilot hole in the head of the screw and then screw in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Dan, could you point me to this drawing just for...

Dan, could you point me to this drawing just for my reference? Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Thanks Vic on the info. about the springs. I'll...

Thanks Vic on the info. about the springs. I'll check with Aerosport and/or Lycoming.

Just last year I switched from a VDO sender to the Kavlico, and they both read more or less equally. (At that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Lowering oil pressure on adjustable release

I'm trying to lower my oil pressure by about 5 psi with the adjustable pressure relief valve above the #3 cylinder.

I understand that at least one full turn counterclockwise of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
0-360 with 22-26 psi on fuel pressure? The max on...

0-360 with 22-26 psi on fuel pressure? The max on my O320 is about 9psi I think. Is that your clue that something is wrong with the pump or is it supposed to be that high?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
You might be fine. Iím guessing some types of...

You might be fine. Iím guessing some types of pressure senders might benefit from bleeding the air out. Good luck.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-12-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Update

Update.

Blew the oil out of the oil pressure line, hooked it back up. Lo and behold, just like a Mahlon said, the fluctuations went away! Solid as a rock! Who’da thunk?

Hope this helps anyone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
oil pressure fluctuations

I dug this out of the archives because it is consistent with a problem I'm having. Original thread here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=25451





After having just bled the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,077
Before you get a new iPad and foreflight, get a...

Before you get a new iPad and foreflight, get a new flight instructor! :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
You might read the many PlanePower threads. Your...

You might read the many PlanePower threads. Your problem is very common with PP alternators, although most threads have focused on the belt-driven models. If, in fact, they are actually willing to...
Forum: Safety 05-02-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,037
I concur too. Itís a lot easier to keep track of...

I concur too. Itís a lot easier to keep track of different types and colors than it is a jumble of different n#s that provide no means of aerial identification. Color can sometimes be hard to see...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,727
Two pieces of advice that really held up well of...

Two pieces of advice that really held up well of the course of my build, and continue to hold up after 6 years of flying:

1. paraphrasing Wally Anderson at SynergyAir build class: stay off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
If you look at the drawings you should find...

If you look at the drawings you should find instructions to taper the bottom of the handle for precisely the purpose of not hitting the fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,680
Hi Rick- Contrary to some of the above posts,...

Hi Rick-
Contrary to some of the above posts, I've had good luck with one ez cool cowl flap on lower left side helping with oil temps since I installed it last summer. I would guess about 10-15F...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Hi Rob. My learning curve was pretty steep too....

Hi Rob. My learning curve was pretty steep too. I can’t provide a recommendation for a source of learning but perhaps a philosophy might help you decide how much you need to know.

A comment another...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,334
Concerning indeed, especially given that a paid...

Concerning indeed, especially given that a paid inspection happened.

That said, I'm curious if Scott or anyone else knows what the impact would be if the pushrod became disconnected. Absent it...
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