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Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By N941WR
Put ring terminals on each wire, pick any case...

Put ring terminals on each wire, pick any case bolt thaithat is convenient, sand off the paint where the bolt goes, and torque it to spec, wwhich I can't remember.

You can add additional grounds but...
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By N941WR
Spring breakfast at SC86 on May 19th.

Mark you calendar, on the morning of May 19th we are going to have a free pancake breakfast here at SC86. Come by air or ground, but come.

Runways 15/33
Frequency: 122.75
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,916
Posted By N941WR
Check out NC86. It is a great little community...

Check out NC86.

It is a great little community just outside of Greenville, SC.

Email me and I'll send you pictures of my neighbof's house that is about to go up for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,408
Posted By N941WR
I have an ECi kit O-360 engine I put together...

I have an ECi kit O-360 engine I put together some years back. It came with similar claims.

When Craig Catto cut my first prop, I was able to over spin it. It took three props to get it close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By N941WR
Which airplane are you asking about? The -9,...

Which airplane are you asking about?

The -9, with its Ronco airfoil and long wing, needs as much drag as you can give it. All of my landings, regardless of the wind strength and direction are made...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By N941WR
Regardless of any perceived speed penalty, don't...

Regardless of any perceived speed penalty, don't leave the three rings in place. Dissimilar corrosion can and will occur.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,087
Posted By N941WR
My experience with racing turbocharged auto...

My experience with racing turbocharged auto engines is that they are not designed to produce continuous max power. Even on a race track, the power goes up and down a lot.

I would be really...
Forum: Propellers 04-08-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,764
Posted By N941WR
You are correct, the inner seal is cup shaped and...

You are correct, the inner seal is cup shaped and the "bottom of the cup" goes towards the center of the on some engines. On.my first engine, the inner seal looked like a smaller version of the outer...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By N941WR
(This on a -9, so your mileage may vary.) I put...

(This on a -9, so your mileage may vary.)

I put my transponder antenna just aft of the firewall, on the right side and then added the ADS-B antenna in the same place on the left side.

No issues...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By N941WR
There are a lot of options regarding adding extra...

There are a lot of options regarding adding extra fuel; leading edge tanks, tubes that fit in the lightening holes, baggage compartment tanks, etc.

Then you have to figure out how you are going to...
Forum: Propellers 03-31-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By N941WR
Isn't there an RPM restriction on this prop that...

Isn't there an RPM restriction on this prop that limits max power operations?

FYI, my O-360 powered -9 will true out right at 175 knots at 8,000' DA and full power.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By N941WR
Has anyone contacted E-mag and asked them for...

Has anyone contacted E-mag and asked them for details?

I have seen P-mags erroneously blamed for everything from damaged cylinders to bad primer.
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By N941WR
A couple of other things. This is a good video...

A couple of other things.

This is a good video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tu66kGX37o) of what to expect.

Do not pack LP gas canisters for lightweight camp stoves. I have seen those valves...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By N941WR
The trick for more power is getting air in and...

The trick for more power is getting air in and out of your cylinders. If you can get them ported and the openings (exhaust and intake) matched, you will breathe easier.

8.5:1 will let you burn...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By N941WR
A friend and former hunting guide recommended a...

A friend and former hunting guide recommended a 12 gauge pump loaded 00 buck - slightly - 00 buck - slug until it was full. Don't keep a round chambered while in the plane.

DO NOT carry bear spray...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,813
Posted By N941WR
That is exactly what I see wrong with that...

That is exactly what I see wrong with that installation.

Mine is installed exactly in the first photo that started this thread.

After almost 900 hours, there is no cracking or other issues with the...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-24-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By N941WR
That is a good suggestion to start on the VS...

That is a good suggestion to start on the VS rather than the HS. It is easier to build and will allow you to gain confidence.

Pay attention to your air pressure when riveting. Here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By N941WR
This is one ugly URL but it did allow me to post...

This is one ugly URL but it did allow me to post a picture of my favorite tool. (I added a space after https so it wouldn't display the image.)

https...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,541
Posted By N941WR
If the OP is concerned about stall speed and...

If the OP is concerned about stall speed and crash survivability, the -9's stall speed is still significantly lower than the -14's. (9 mph at GW.)

That is very significant, if that is what you are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By N941WR
Ditto on the Bellisimo!

Ditto on the Bellisimo!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,541
Posted By N941WR
How much baggage do you bring when you travel? ...

How much baggage do you bring when you travel? (I'm not calling your wife "baggage"!) The -9 can lift 100 lbs, which is a lot of "stuff". (When we were building I bought four good size duffle bags...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-21-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By N941WR
I think you are mistaken, I have the longer...

I think you are mistaken, I have the longer dipstick with the standard tube.

I need either the short tube extension, or the shorter dipstick. Either will work.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By N941WR
Is that the same length as what is used on the...

Is that the same length as what is used on the four cylinder engines?

My dip stick came pretty marked from ECI but without the tube extension, it shows a quart over the eight quart mark when I have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By N941WR
WTB: Oil filler tube extension

I need the short oil tube extension. If any of you have one laying around you don't need, I would appreciate it if you would let me know.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By N941WR
What is this mod?

What is this mod?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-20-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,739
Posted By N941WR
Thanks for clarifying that. I was trying to...

Thanks for clarifying that. I was trying to figure out how you can reserve a plane parking spot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By N941WR
Tim just called and I found out two things. 1....

Tim just called and I found out two things.

1. He had never performed a climb like the one that prompted this thread with his old ignition so it is not possible to say his high CHT is a result of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By N941WR
Larry, here is why I don't believe it is a timing...

Larry, here is why I don't believe it is a timing issue:

1. The P-mafs fire two cylinder at the same time. If there was a timing issue and one coil pack failed, at a minimum, two cylinders would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By N941WR
One other thing, go to this thread...

One other thing, go to this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157110) and watch the video Andy posted of the talk. (Post #9) It will be time well spent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By N941WR
Two P-mags and NGK BR8ES plugs. You are going to...

Two P-mags and NGK BR8ES plugs. You are going to want to replace them every 100 - 130 hours so don't waste your money on more expensive ones.

Add an EICommander to your panettone monitor and manage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By N941WR
#6 screws and platenuts work fine. (#8's are too...

#6 screws and platenuts work fine. (#8's are too big.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By N941WR
Are you talking about the HS and elevator tips...

Are you talking about the HS and elevator tips (and the VS and rudder top)? If so, go ahead and pop them in place and fill the rivet centers with epoxy.

Platenut the rudder bottom so you can remove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By N941WR
If you want to lower your stall speed, sell the...

If you want to lower your stall speed, sell the -7A and turn the cash into -9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By N941WR
If your FP prop is pitched correctly, the only...

If your FP prop is pitched correctly, the only way you are going to hit the 2800 RPM Rev limiter is by getting the nose down and not retarding the throttle, which a good bump can do in a hurry....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By N941WR
You are correct Scott. In talking with Tim this...

You are correct Scott. In talking with Tim this morning, he (and I) was thinking it has the enrichment circuit. I'm not convinced it is a fuel delivery issue. If that was it, then all four...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By N941WR
That is exactly how I configured Tim's P-mag's. ...

That is exactly how I configured Tim's P-mag's. (See my post above.)

Regarding your RPM limit, I would raise that up one notch to just over 3,000 RPM. It is easy to hit 2816 and when you do, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By N941WR
Tim is based about eight miles from me and when...

Tim is based about eight miles from me and when he installed the P-mags, I used the EICAD program from E-mag to set the Advance Shift to a -1.4 degrees on both his P-mags (I also lowered his Max...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By N941WR
WTB: RV-9 (Maybe)

I have a friend who recently sold his plane and is now thinking about an RV-9. After sitting in mine, he was really impressed by the visibility and room. I hope to get him up for another ride next...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By N941WR
Don't forget the -7, -8, and -9 share a lot of...

Don't forget the -7, -8, and -9 share a lot of common parts. If Van's were to kill one off, then they still have to produce the parts to support the other two.

The price point of the -14 is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By N941WR
I covered my entire glairshield with "loop...

I covered my entire glairshield with "loop Velcro" and just stuck my antennas, gate opener, and pen up there.

The black Velcro feels like felt and has held up very well.

Contact me off list, I...
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By N941WR
Unless they are having an event, you need to get...

Unless they are having an event, you need to get permission to land at Triple Tree.

Try KGMU. There is a great restaurant on the field but I recommend getting a ride to downtown and walking a round...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
Posted By N941WR
This...

This (https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Grade-Socket-Cigarette-Lighter/dp/B0112KJ09S/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1521424312&sr=8-20) has worked out well for me. For $12.50 I thought I would give it a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By N941WR
An "A" is much different than a taildragger. I...

An "A" is much different than a taildragger.

I do not have a step on my -9 and it is higher off the ground than a -7. The only time I wish I had the step was when I take an older person for a ride....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,336
Posted By N941WR
Gill, that is a great idea! If I weren't already...

Gill, that is a great idea! If I weren't already flying, I would buy two in an instant; one to put by the bell crank in the tail and one for behind the panel.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By N941WR
The sump will have to come off before you can...

The sump will have to come off before you can remove the accessory case.

Chances are the plunger hole has been reamed since the opening was also milled.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,439
Posted By N941WR
It is kind of funny that no one even raises an...

It is kind of funny that no one even raises an eyebrow when larger than recommended engines are installed in RV-4, -6, -7, and -8's.

I guess only the -9 will fall out of the sky when over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By N941WR
Vlad, where in SC are you? Will you be anywhere...

Vlad, where in SC are you? Will you be anywhere close to SC86 for the weekend?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,959
Posted By N941WR
I believe a well executed FP prop would work...

I believe a well executed FP prop would work better than a CS prop. You are only doing one thing with it and granted, the air gets thinner as you climb but at the RPM's a rotary can spin, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,959
Posted By N941WR
I guess at the Vy speed they flew, weight was...

I guess at the Vy speed they flew, weight was more critical than aerodynamics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,959
Posted By N941WR
If this is from the TTC run from around 10 years...

If this is from the TTC run from around 10 years ago, they blew a PSRU bearing on the last run.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By N941WR
From Mahlon:...

From Mahlon: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=35765

It lists what compression ratios can run what octane.

As for the never ending debate over ethanol in furl used for...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,697
Posted By N941WR
What's the difference between that and just...

What's the difference between that and just turning on your strobes and yelling "Clear"?

Also, I haven't seen anyone put "logo lights" that illuminate the VS yet. I always thought that would be a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,038
Posted By N941WR
They are pretty much identical. The only real...

They are pretty much identical. The only real change in construction is that the -9 has more wing rivets because it is a longer wing, even though they have the same number of ribs.

Now, if you are...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By N941WR
Plus 2 for this suggestion. You need to check...

Plus 2 for this suggestion.

You need to check it over at least every 50 hours!

If getting that cowl off is a pain (I have the SJ short cowl w/ a two blade Catto, I suggest you make the air intake...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-26-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By N941WR
Just call Catto and be done with it.

Just call Catto and be done with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,097
Posted By N941WR
You do have a point there Ed.

You do have a point there Ed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,097
Posted By N941WR
What's it really matter? If you are slipping in...

What's it really matter? If you are slipping in the pattern, chances are good you are high and trying to lose some altitude. That is not a bad situation to be in, high on final, low on fuel, and a...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By N941WR
SnF and OSH NOTAM review

When I was President of EAA 309 in Charlotte, NC, we instituted NOTAM review sessions prior to the major fly-in's.

We would reserve a room the the main library, ask those attending to bring a copy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,097
Posted By N941WR
Try flying a -9 with a FP prop, you will learn to...

Try flying a -9 with a FP prop, you will learn to slip it. Although, as Ed said above, in the -9(A), it really doesn't do a whole lot.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By N941WR
Regardless of how you configured your P-mags...

Regardless of how you configured your P-mags (E-mag is the company), at idle they move the timing to 19.6į BTDC. This allows you to get a really low idle.

If you haven't configured your P-mags...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By N941WR
I started with an AS, altimeter, and slip ball. ...

I started with an AS, altimeter, and slip ball. Then when I replaced my Dynon D100 and D10 with a Skyview I left them out. However, I did put a Pocket Panel in at that time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By N941WR
Before going to OSH, practice slow flight, spot...

Before going to OSH, practice slow flight, spot landing, rolling checklists, and flying around at 100.
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