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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By Deweyclawson

Talked to the mechanic today. He finally has the test plate, and gasket, that Lycoming calls for. Thanks Bob. ran the eng iaw the SI and the pressure is 5.5 lbs. kind of low. Checked the oil screen...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Deweyclawson

PM/email sent
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By Deweyclawson
Bob; I tried sending a PM and an email and it...

I tried sending a PM and an email and it appears neither of those worked.
If you could send me your test plate, I would certainly appreciate it.Could you send it to:

Peter Heidrich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By Deweyclawson
"I'll bet it was cold up there. OAT? Oil temp?...

"I'll bet it was cold up there. OAT? Oil temp? Oil type?"
Phillips 20w50, 25 hrs on the oil, Reiff pre heat, sump, cyls and oil cooler heated for 2 hours before first start. temp on gnd was about...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By Deweyclawson
Flat pitch Hartzell

I recently purchased a 2012 RV10, 390 hrs, TTSMOH, TT airframe. IO540, Blended Airfoil Hartzell CS, MT prop controller.

I flew it home from TX, 7hrs, and Tue flew about an hour. Wed I took a puppy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Deweyclawson

Try Ron Schreck.

Ron Schreck
IAC Director and National Judge
RV-8, "Miss Izzy", 2200+ RV Hours
Track Me *** Gold Hill Airpark (NC25)

Search for him on this forum.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Deweyclawson

I just got an RV10 with older GRT HX screens. I have an RV6 with HXr. I really like the HXr so am considering replacing the HX with HXr touch. I called GRT and they told me the new HXr would be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,542
Posted By Deweyclawson
Talking numbers

The aviation paint dept of HD or Lows has 2 inch wide blue aircraft number stripping tape that is certified to 200Kts ground speed. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,167
Posted By Deweyclawson
Was the 10 amps measured as the input to the...

Was the 10 amps measured as the input to the panel plug or the output to the phone/ipad devices?

I just bought an RV10 and am going to install 2 of these and am interested in CB sizing and wire...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Deweyclawson

Bob has a 7 in his hanger.
Forum: Safety 12-05-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,675
Posted By Deweyclawson
Whos leading

Never pass lead unless part of the maneuver being done, ie, a briefed lead change, etc.
For similar aircraft, the heavier, higher stall, lower performing plane should lead. Much easier/safer to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,184
Posted By Deweyclawson
cable tool

What is this "cable tool"??? Can you post a pic or part # please.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,167
Posted By Deweyclawson

In looking for a charger, keep in mind that the charging function is probably not the most important consideration. In my mind, There were four considerations in adding a usb port. In this order....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,167
Posted By Deweyclawson
what I used

This is the dual outlet I used.
part # 11-13502 $24.95
I have had no noise problems and it is 2.1a each side.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,167
Posted By Deweyclawson

This is definitely a problem. I did my RV6A panel and added both cig lighter and usb ports. The first usb I bought was so noisy on the radio It seemed to be a more powerful xmitter than my handheld....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,331
Posted By Deweyclawson

Carl; Can you please send me a copy of your RV10 elec schematic. I think this is the best, simplest, safest system I have seen proposed. 2 alternators, feeding 2 batts feeding 2 avionics busses....
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,553
Posted By Deweyclawson
I am certainly not an expert on any of this but...

I am certainly not an expert on any of this but I would just like to pass on my experience.

Over the last 3 years the screws on the spinner have gotten worse about being loose after every flight....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Deweyclawson

"...but found ourselves confused. The Garmin shows we’re crossing in to Utah, but we couldn’t find the corresponding border lines on the ground. How do we know where we are if we can’t see the lines...
Forum: Southeast 10-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Deweyclawson
tie down

Yes. That was us. Had a good time doing nothing on the beach. Hadn't been in Destin in 30+ years. Did not recognize anything.
Forum: Southeast 10-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Deweyclawson
Week on the beach

We flew the RV6A to 2R4 last Tue. planned on coming home this Tue. Very fortuitous choice of days. Thanks to Michael, we had a 20 knot tailwind, or more, all the way home.
We left the hotel at 0500...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Deweyclawson
In regards to "Just make sure there are no...

In regards to "Just make sure there are no leaks."
the GAP26 pitot/AOA is designed to leak.
Don't ask me, or my avionics shop, how I know that.

We had to get Garmin to send us a copy of the Garmin...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Deweyclawson

skybolts + 4
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Deweyclawson
I have an HXr, com1 & Transponder panel mounted....

I have an HXr, com1 & Transponder panel mounted. Com2 remote due to a space challenged panel. The panel radios are in front of the right seat. I find it much more convenient to use the efis to change...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Deweyclawson
Avionics buss

I would, did, put all the avionics on the avionics buss. It is a royal pain to turn each one on and off. You do not want any of those expensive electrons exposed to the power surges happening during...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Deweyclawson
spot and combo sqdn pro

I put a spot in the left wing and the combo spot/flood in the right. Love em.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By Deweyclawson
new tires

Its time to replace my slightly used, pronounced bald, tires on my RV6A.
The serial number stamped on the side of one is J1D42602. Does this mean it was manufactured in the 26th week of 2002? ...
Forum: GPS 09-04-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By Deweyclawson
IFR requirements

There is no such thing as an "IFR certified plane" even tho most of us refer to that. The static system needs to be check iaw part 91.411 and the transponder iaw 91.413. (both every 2 years) You also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,482
Posted By Deweyclawson
TSOed vs. to TSO standards

Your opinion here is at odds with that of the EAA. I suggest you read their words here:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,482
Posted By Deweyclawson
legal IFR

In addition to the plane being legal as to the equipment in it, the ops limits, and your personal currency, the plane also needs a current transponder check to fly in airspace that requires it,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Deweyclawson
paressure senders

When updating my RV6 with GRT, I was told that most of the probs with the pressure senders is caused by the ground going thru the case. I soldered a tab to the case of each and ran a ground wire from...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By Deweyclawson
GRT Hxr and GTX327 echo Uat

My GRT Hxr passes alt to the GTX327 via serial data and the echo Uat sniffs the alt. I got a 100% pass on the FAA report for the ADSB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,002
Posted By Deweyclawson
ferry and TR training

I highly recommend Jesse Saint up near Ocala (X35) Give him a call. You will be miles, hours and dollars ahead with the plane near home to do your training in at your convenience.

Jesse Saint...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By Deweyclawson
Same size

The ETX680, 900 and 1200 are all the same size.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,875
Posted By Deweyclawson
PA sales tax

In PA there is no sales tax on aircraft parts. 6%, or more, on aircraft.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Deweyclawson
pitot static

pitot static check 2 years required for IFR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Deweyclawson

Jesse Saint is wonderful. He already offered, and he does nice work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deweyclawson
Built to standards

The "LPV GPS" is actually just software. It is designed to appropriate TSO standards, according to the GRT web site, but it is not "certified" so is "experimental use only."
In addition to being a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deweyclawson
What to put in the panel GRT LPV GPS

For those still considering what to put in the panel, or are considering an upgrade.
I talked to Greg Toman, Head Guru at Grand Rapids Tech, this week at Sun n Fun. The long awaited LPV approach...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By Deweyclawson

The uAvionix ADSB will provide WAAS GPS signal to the HXr. Use the Fly Safe GPS from GRT and it also adds a data combiner to give you 4 more data ports.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Deweyclawson

Don't feel bad about calling GRT. Jon,the operator can answer many of yuor questions. I was having trouble calibrating my AOA and Jeff wrote a special versin of the EFIS software just for me. They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,076
Posted By Deweyclawson
Slick 4370

I have a 4370 from my RV6A O-360A1A when I installed the PMag.
Asking $300 plus shipping. I can take it to Fed Ex, or USPS in the AM. Whoever can get it to you. It has 100 hrs since new.
Let me...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By Deweyclawson
uAvionix and GRT

I know there is another thread like this but it is over 10 pages and only has 2 posts about the subject, uAvionix and GRT.

I just finished installing my uAvionix with SKYFYX GPS and connecting it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 38,041
Posted By Deweyclawson
Uavionix and GRT


We reference the MiniX simply as an example. Your HS has serial ports. The EchoUAT pin# 3 needs to be connected to an available serial port on your HS, preferably a high speed port. Then you...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-15-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,373
Posted By Deweyclawson
Backk seat baggage.

If you strap anything in the back seat, take the stick out. Do not depend on the seat belts to hold something in place. It will shift and jam the stick.
Don't ask how I know this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,854
Posted By Deweyclawson

Keep It Simple S*******.
Put only those functions on the stick/throttle that are needed to help fly the plane. Functions that you really don't want to move your hands/eyes to perform. The ident...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,950
Posted By Deweyclawson
navworx adsb 600exp replacement

I ordered the (essentially) plug and play replacement for my navworx 600exp boat anchor yesterday. Dallas avionics told me they have about 100 of the 200 kits left. They are shipping now. When these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,741
Posted By Deweyclawson
Flt path marker

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Look at your video games and see what was invented 50 years ago for the HUD. I have been flying with a HUD for over 45 years and they work.

If you have a FPM to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By Deweyclawson
I just added the PMag to the right side. Kept the...

I just added the PMag to the right side. Kept the impulse Slick on the left. Auto plugs on the bottom for the above reasons. Well worth the cost and effort. Now starts almost like a car. Runs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Deweyclawson
SS vs steel

I always thought SS was less prone to corrosion than steel, galvanic or otherwise.

SS screws are not allowed in structural applications on a cert. airframe as they are weaker than steel. Not having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,702
Posted By Deweyclawson
resettable/replaceable in flt?

It sounds like this would be a serious failure if it occurred in flt. I think I would want it accessible if it blew in flt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By Deweyclawson

Thanks to all for the advise and education. I think I am going to add the shutter, but probably on the downstream side. I think I can get it pretty flush but on the upstream side I would have to trim...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By Deweyclawson
low oil temps

In my RV6A, O360, fixed pitch cruise prop, last Nov/Dec I flew a couple times and did not see the oil temp get above 140. Mostly in the pattern and low power local sight seeing. OAT was 30-45F. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Deweyclawson
Bob; I sent him an email and it bounced back as...

I sent him an email and it bounced back as undeliverable. Can you check the spelling for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Deweyclawson
Slick Mag service

I am about to replace the right mag on my RV6A O360-A1A with a P-Mag and the left mag is at 500 hours since new.

Any recommendations on shops to inspect/repair as necessary the 500 hr left mag...
Forum: Northeast 08-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By Deweyclawson
Specialty Avionics

Call Gary Hutchinson at Specialty Avionics KBVI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,230
Posted By Deweyclawson

I just replaced all but the side vertical hinges on my 6A. This is the biggest build project (except for a new GRT panel) I have ever done. Can't believe I didn't do this when I bought the plane 2...
Forum: Southeast 07-26-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,141
Posted By Deweyclawson
In addition to this, The advice you seek must be...

In addition to this, The advice you seek must be pertinent to the State in question. Each State is different and independent from others. (PA waives the sales tax on equipment/maintenance items.)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,735
Posted By Deweyclawson
Skybolt retrofits

In replacing my piano hinges, I was not going to (and did not) replace the side firewall hinges. I discovered that this allowed me to accurately place the cowlings in position to mark then drill the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By Deweyclawson
Lycoming cap

You think Andair/Spruce is priceeeee????
Call Lycoming for the genuine article.
$80 +
I was very pleased with the Andair thru Spruce.
Anyone need a mechanical tach cable???

I would be 3 times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By Deweyclawson
air chuck

The above from Amazon works well. flexible inflator and gauge.

Line up the valve stem and wheelpants hole then paint a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By Deweyclawson

Give me a call. 724-336-4273 home.
724-971-2139 Cell but not always on.
I will be at KBVI most of today. Give me a call when you arrive, or later and we can geterdone.

KBVI - hanger 2.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,686
Posted By Deweyclawson
Increased weight

The 1973 Cessna 172 is certified in the Utility Cat at 2000lbs and 4.4Gs. In the Normal Cat at 2300lbs and 3.8Gs. This is a linear relationship. The FAA has, on at least one occasion, approved a...
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