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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By sglynn
RV-10 vs Cirrus

I finished my RV-7A this year and love it. 60+ plus hours with Dynon panel. My Cherokee sits in the hangar until I have to go pick up my kids/grand kids or take friends for a ride. But mostly I...
Forum: Autopilots 11-23-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By sglynn
aileron auto trim

Correction to this. It does auto trim in HDG mode also. I flew again today and tested this aileron auto trim. After disengaging AP today when it had auto-trimmed to left, I think it was in trim. ...
Forum: Autopilots 11-23-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By sglynn
auto aileron trim

Okay, here are more observations and conclusion on what's going on with Autopilot auto trim aileron. I've been testing it.

1. After the autopilot auto trims the aileron to one side or the other...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By sglynn
Aileron auto trim

Great obvious question that I will have to check out on next cross country. It doesn't do it on short lunch runs. I'll be back.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By sglynn
Aileron Auto Trim Question

Iím flying Dynon HDX and autopilot. Everything works. After 30 minutes or so enroute I notice my aileron trim has moved over to the left by the AP auto trim function. Why? What is it telling me?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By sglynn
UPDATE on when to get Repairman Certificate

CORRECTION: I received an email tonight from the FAA guy at the FSDO office correcting what he told me earlier about needing the Repairman Certificate in order to do maintenance on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By sglynn
Repairman Certification

I went to FSDO and received Repairman Certification today. Only took 20 minutes. I took the print out from MyKitLog.com and that made it fast and easy for them.

BUT one big lesson Learned: Do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By sglynn
Repairman Certificate

Questions about getting the repairman certificate.
RV-7A complete. Phase I is complete. So I'm headed to FSDO office on Monday to apply for repairman certificate. But questions:

1) Am I applying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,317
Posted By sglynn
Train8mg

Contact Mike Seager and make a plan with him. Especially since you have a nose gear. Heíll show you the right way to take off and land. Youíll be glad. Make sure you try the Mexican Resturant when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By sglynn
My Kitlog.com

Use my Kitlog.com. Easy fast and you can print it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By sglynn
Welcome

Martin
Welcome to Seattle. I was just flying in So. Africa in July. Was your RV at Lanseria? The folks who hosted me there are considering immigration to US. Your story would be most interesting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,293
Posted By sglynn
Failure mode of PC680

How do you know it is bad? What is the failure characteristics? Have you tried putting an AGM charger on it?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,293
Posted By sglynn
PC680 ok after all

I need to make an update post about my Odyssey PC 680. Turns out it’s OK. I bought a charger specifically for AGM batteries and it charged my battery up fully overnight. Turns out I had let the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,821
Posted By sglynn
portable jump start power packs

Several of you mentioned the portable power suppliers for jump starting your airplanes. They are rated about 600amp peak. So what does the wiring look like? I have one of those boost power packs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,293
Posted By sglynn
PC680 lasted 7 months.

My PC680 died today after only 7 months in service on my new RV-7A. Odyssey tech support was very helpful and said they would send a replacement. Sounds like a dead cell. Symptoms are it just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,940
Posted By sglynn
Odyssey battery below 12 volts

This same thing happened to my Odyssey PC680 this week after only 7 months in service. Odyssey company technical support was very helpful and said they would send me a new one. They said it sounds...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By sglynn
Rivnuts for fairings

Are rivnuts okay to use holding the transition fairings to the fuselage?
I suppose if in aluminum they are probably as strong as a platenut. Right? What about in lower cowl for nose gear transition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By sglynn
starter contactor fuse

Yen
interesting idea, because just before this happened I was running the panel and lights for awhile with the engine off. I was loading new database and trouble shooting a tail light that burned...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By sglynn
starter contactor fuse

Bob
Thanks for your quick reply. Yes, I pulled the manual just now, it is the starter contactor fuse. That's interesting to think about. What would cause it to blow? Could it just be an old...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By sglynn
Blown Starter Fuse

What would cause a starter fuse to blow? It is 7.5 amps in the Advanced Control Module used with a Quick Build panel. It is the older model before they went to logical breakers. I flew yesterday,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By sglynn
How to use Dynon Skyview to fly AOA

Please could an expert explain how Iím suppose to use Dynonís AOA system with Skyview HDX? Iíve calibrated it and Iím thinking it is merely a stall indicator. Is that Right? I've watch videos about...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,774
Posted By sglynn
Have you thought deeply about what you think is a...

Have you thought deeply about what you think is a "irrecoverable" mistake and thought about the potential of drilling out a few rivets, opening the skins, and reversing where the platenut goes? I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-19-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,837
Posted By sglynn
Cable for GDL 39

Carl
Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,837
Posted By sglynn
antenna for GDL 39 on dash

Is there an antenna I can plug into the GDL 39 thru a cable so that I can put the antenna on the glare shield and the GDL 39 body under the panel so it is ut of the sun and only the antenna is in the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By sglynn
GDL 39 Power chord

Is the power chord for the GDL 39 just two wires so that I could cut the cigarette light adapter off and hard wire it to power and ground?

thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,390
Posted By sglynn
new gear leg not needed

No, when you learn to fly the 9A you'll see that when you take off you'll pull the nose gear off the pavement a little and take off from the mains. And when you land you'll hold the nose off the...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,260
Posted By sglynn
Plane to fly first

First buy a Piper Cherokee 180 or 236 now for flying your mission with friends.
Later after kids have finished college build a 7 for your personal Jeti Starfighter.

And since you'll have the...
Forum: GPS 07-01-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By sglynn
GPS antenna

I put both Dynon and Garmin antennas under the cowl. I've got 26 hours flying and both working just fine. You can see it here. Note my shelf is...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By sglynn
insulation

I put 2 inch foam from Aircraft Spruce under my floor panels. Why? Perhaps the will absorb sound or keep aluminum from vibrating a bit. Or maybe help with temperature. It is cheap and seemed like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By sglynn
aoa dynon

Oh, I get it now. The stall warning is good. Maybe someday Dynon will add functionality to include ONSPEED. thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By sglynn
Dynon AOA

Ray
Thanks for the update and call. So I see, in summary Dynon AOA warns of impending stall, but doesn't do ONSPEED. Okay. thanks I will recalibrate slightly above stall. thanks much
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By sglynn
Onspeed

Galin
Thanks, that explains it. So basically Dynon AOA warns of approaching stall. Got it. thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By sglynn
Dynon HDX AOA settings

So, what are the AOA Audio Settings or other process or setup to get the Dynon AOA with HDX Skyview to work correctly? Dynon Forum is closed. I have done the Calibration per the on-screen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By sglynn
HDX AOA Settings

Claude I'm calibrating my AOA now with HDX and I'm not getting the right tones. Please Some questions: During calibration when do you push the STALL button? After recovery? Or right when you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By sglynn
HDX AOA settings

Fine but what percentages do you set in order to get the AOA tones using Dynon HDX to come on in yellow thru red? I'm hearing tones only at about stall speed 50 kts in RV-7A.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By sglynn
AOA

Never mind. I just found this thread. It is really good.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148638
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By sglynn
Dynon AOA

Where is ONSPEED with Dynon AOA?

I calibrated my Dynon HDX AOA and expected to hear a steady tone around the ONSPEED speed which I thought would be around 70 kts with beeping tones before and after....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By sglynn
targa strip on tip is loose at the side

Does opening the canopy on one side put stress on the Targa Strip?

My targa strip came loose for about 6 inches on the pilot side. Flying only 20 hours. I glued it a second time and the strip came...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,800
Posted By sglynn
Oil Amount

My O540 runs around 10 quarts. I put in 12 at change time. It quickly goes to 11 with some in the filter. Then in 10 hours it will drop to 10 quarts. I tend to put in a quart if it goes below 10,...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By sglynn
AOA

Doug, Carl
Thanks for the links. Yes, VAC has a lot of great explanations. I have the Dynon HDX. thanks
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By sglynn
How to use AOA

How do you use AOA?

I'm 12 hours into phase I flight test. I calibrated my Dynon Angle of Attack (AOA) indicator. Now what? How do you use AOA?

What are the best practices, or tricks, or tips...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By sglynn
training

Call Mike Seager in Portland. Michael Seager <rv6cfi@hotmail.com>

Folks travel from all over USA for training with Mike in all of the RV aircraft.
In two days, he provided me with 10 hours and 63...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,787
Posted By sglynn
jack pads

I already have aircraft jacks with a concave cap that I use on a Piper Cherokee. Will the bogart pad that screws into my RV-7A's tie down hole fit into my existing jack cap? Seems like it. If so,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,115
Posted By sglynn
Garmin

I use Garmin Pilot and love it. I use it on iPad and Droid phone. Foreflight doesn't support the Droid. I buy the $150/yr VFR and IFR bundle. I really like the split screen, and all the different...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By sglynn
core value

When I bought a rebuilt O540 from an Engine Rebuild shop they gave me $10,000 credit for the core, if the crank and case checked out. Zero if not. Luckily when they checked the core and crank were...
Forum: Safety 05-23-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,296
Posted By sglynn
Reliability

But there is value to reading these. I've just started flying my recently finished RV-7A. I've got 10 hours on her. I've flown Piper Cherokees for 20 years and have grown a feeling of reliability...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,688
Posted By sglynn
Owning

If you "own" you'll fly. If you rent, you won't.

Lots of calculations and analysis says, unless you fly 100 hours a year, renting is cheaper. But that doesn't include psychological benefits. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By sglynn
brakes

Sounds like you haven't opened the bleeder valve far enough to pump in fluid and it is just backing out. I pushed fluid up from the wheels. You can see it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By sglynn
Might you share a photo of where in the root you...

Might you share a photo of where in the root you installed the two filters? I currently have just one filter adjacent to the pump and it is difficult removing it to clean. Perhaps removing it in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,370
Posted By sglynn
Thank you for your numbers Steve. How did you...

Thank you for your numbers Steve. How did you adjust and check the engine gets 16G/H at full power before first flight?

RV74ME
I didn't check for 16GPH before first flight other than running the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,762
Posted By sglynn
cables

I used all stock Van's cables. I've been flying only 10 hours on my RV-7A and here are my findings.

1. The throttle is either too loose or too tight. If I tighten the lock wheel it gets too tight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,370
Posted By sglynn
fuel flow

I have the same engine & prop all from Van's and just started Phase 1. I've got about 10 hours on it. I'm also using Red Cube. Here is what I'm seeing.

1. I did two engine idle tests but didn't...
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,292
Posted By sglynn
I am 10 hours into phase one with my rv7a and I...

I am 10 hours into phase one with my rv7a and I normally wear lightspeed Zulu headset. but I recently discovered the old lightspeed cross country headset work better in an RV because it has a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,367
Posted By sglynn
Oil pressure

If you drained oil out of the lines you probably just need to spin the motor until the system is full of oil again. Loosen one spark plug on each cylinder and with fuel off and mag disconnected spin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By sglynn
normal chts

Carl
Thanks for that data and info about seemingly lean mixture. I'm at 10 hours after tonight's flight and need to change oil and inspect everything. I better re-check cable connection of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By sglynn
Normal CHT

Lars
Nice photo. Thanks for sending. Great data point for comparison. Those CHT temps look pretty low -- below 300F. I'll put my wheel pants and leg fairings on and do this again and see if I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By sglynn
High..but look at the speed! You're only going...

High..but look at the speed! You're only going 139 TAS. Dynamic pressure rises with the square of velocity.

140 KTAS@1000 MSL Q=12.7"
165 KTAS@1000 MSL Q=17.75"

Thanks for the quick reply Dan. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By sglynn
CHT normal Temps

Lars
Thanks for posting the photo. Looks like you are at 8,500 feet. I don't see AOT, but at that altitude, and MAP of only 21.5 and RPM at 24.5, I would expect your CHT temps to be below 350F. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By sglynn
CHTs and leaks

I'm just 10 hours into Phase I with IO360 and CS Prop. My CHTs are running 380 - 390F. they will go 420+ on full RPM climb out. So I'm reading this thread with eye on sealing leaks. I have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By sglynn
calibrating compass

So I calibrated my Dynon HDX ADAHRS last night on a Compass Rose.

Question: how accurate do you have to align on the compass rose? I was by myself and drove my RV-7A onto the compass rose...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By sglynn
loss of gps

Well there was a time before GPS. And basically when we are following the magenta line, we are on a heading. The maps and charts whether paper or on iPad do show headings. So overall navigation is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-02-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By sglynn
When to use Aux Fuel Pump

I transitioned from carburetor engine to fuel injected on my RV. I'm flying in phase I testing. Question: When do you use the Aux Fuel Pump? I installed Andair's pump and filter. On my Piper...
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