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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By titanhank
It will also slide into an avidyne tray.

It will also slide into an avidyne tray.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By titanhank
I have squeezed and bumped -3,-4 and -6 ailerons...

I have squeezed and bumped -3,-4 and -6 ailerons with great success. The -7 should be the same. I used a wood block with a radius to match the trailing edge. A firm bump with a rubber mallet will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 146,976
Posted By titanhank
4500ft doing...

4500ft doing 174ktas

https://i.postimg.cc/RZR9cVc1/20-F1-F293-D46-B-4489-812-B-E14-B08-FA5294.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,110
Posted By titanhank
I measured two rv6 yesterday to verify engine...

I measured two rv6 yesterday to verify engine mounts and placement. Rv6 with 0360 measures 10.5” from firewall to acc case split line. My rv6 with 0320 measures 11 1/8” from firewall to acc case...
Forum: GPS 12-29-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By titanhank
I drive my trutrak vizion 385 autopilot with the...

I drive my trutrak vizion 385 autopilot with the ifly 740. Works great with nmea output.
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By titanhank
I need to send him my right tank. Could you...

I need to send him my right tank. Could you elaborate on the cost?
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-16-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,178
Posted By titanhank
On the side of your carb is a small metal plate...

On the side of your carb is a small metal plate with three holes. This is the accelerator pump adjustment. Start in the middle hole and put it another hole until it runs smooth when advancing the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,178
Posted By titanhank
http://gikonfly.blogspot.com/2009/01/lean-carb-enl...

http://gikonfly.blogspot.com/2009/01/lean-carb-enlarge-that-jet.html

Here is a link to a carb jetting article that is specific the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,178
Posted By titanhank
After i rebuilt my engine with 10-1 pistons,...

After i rebuilt my engine with 10-1 pistons, port/polish cylinders, dual pmags and rv200 cs prop, i was way too lean. I drilled the main jet to #37. It was a #42. I can climb wot to 10000ft with no...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-29-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,973
Posted By titanhank
Pm sent..............

Pm sent..............
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,509
Posted By titanhank
I understand scott and totally agree. This is...

I understand scott and totally agree. This is last time i will comment on this thread. I still personally believe the question of a higher gross weight for the -6 was never revisited because it would...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,509
Posted By titanhank
The -6 wing failed at well above -9g and the -8...

The -6 wing failed at well above -9g and the -8 wing failed at 9g according to the released document until it was redesigned.

Vans upped the gross weight by 50lbs when they installed the nose wheel....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-20-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,509
Posted By titanhank
Directly from vans. The -6 wing is the strongest...

Directly from vans. The -6 wing is the strongest of the bunch and failed well over 9 G’s during testing. The rumor i have heard from reliable folks it was approximately 11 G’s. Another 100lbs of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,509
Posted By titanhank
More typical texas loading. 1105 lbs empty 500...

More typical texas loading.

1105 lbs empty
500 lbs pax (2-250lb bubbas)
144 lbsfuel (24 gals)

1749 lbs takeoff weight.
I trade gas for pax weight and with my cg, can carry pax or bags, but not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,004
Posted By titanhank
https://youtu.be/DEOIN6HTnOA They posted a video...

https://youtu.be/DEOIN6HTnOA

They posted a video of the autopilot interfacing with aspen amd g5.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By titanhank
Sent you a text. I have one. Always ask your...

Sent you a text. I have one. Always ask your friends first. 😜
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,396
Posted By titanhank
I have a mitsubishi alternator on mine for over...

I have a mitsubishi alternator on mine for over 500 hrs. Works great.
Forum: Autopilots 08-19-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By titanhank
Andrew. I am thinking about upgrading my dynon...

Andrew. I am thinking about upgrading my dynon d180 efis and have the vision 385. Can you tell me which efis system will give full functionality with the autopilot?

Thanks
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-19-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,227
Posted By titanhank
No problems at all. I flew it 13.4 hours round...

No problems at all. I flew it 13.4 hours round trip to oshkosh and it was very comfortable. I never noticed the rollover bar at all. I am 6’1” and 250lbs.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By titanhank
Best speed, overall performance and value = 180hp...

Best speed, overall performance and value = 180hp c/s prop
Best mph per dollar = 160hp catto 2 blade prop

The only time you will ever want more performance than the 160hp fixed pitch prop offers is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,326
Posted By titanhank
This is wx radar from this morning displayed on...

This is wx radar from this morning displayed on the 740 via stratux wifi.

https://i.postimg.cc/hG37pc61/F8-C36-D32-40-F8-4-F06-A87-C-4925-B12-B1-CA6.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,326
Posted By titanhank
yes, it will display them if selected as barbs...

yes, it will display them if selected as barbs and speeds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,326
Posted By titanhank
My setup is as follows. The serial cable from the...

My setup is as follows. The serial cable from the 740 runs to serial breakout board sold by ifly. This runs to a on-on switch for the rs232 line from the 740 on one side and rs232 serial from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,326
Posted By titanhank
I love my ifly 740. They make a panel mount....

I love my ifly 740. They make a panel mount. Remove your gizmo dock for the 496, make a blocker plate for the hole, paint the plate to match panel, rivet it to the panel, install the surface mount...
Forum: COMM 07-31-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By titanhank
Had the same problem with my gtr200. Turns lit i...

Had the same problem with my gtr200. Turns lit i had installed a usb port for running the adsb unit and had grounded it back at the unit. I ran a ground wire all the way to the forest of tabs and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,004
Posted By titanhank
I love my trutrack and no one will pry my new...

I love my trutrack and no one will pry my new vizion 385 autopilot out of my rv6 until one of its components dies. As soon as it does, it will be a full garmin retrofit. Bendix/king has a horrible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By titanhank
The ring gear is cyro fixed to the flywheel. The...

The ring gear is cyro fixed to the flywheel. The flywheel is normally dropped in a freezer overnight while the ring gear is heated in oil. When the ring gear is slipped over the flywheel and cools,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By titanhank
You need this spacer at whatever length you...

You need this spacer at whatever length you determine that will give you the correct spacing. Sam will make you one to your requirements. It will move the entire prop and back plate forward to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By titanhank
Call sam at sabre manufacturing and order a...

Call sam at sabre manufacturing and order a constant speed prop spacer at whatever thickness you want. I went from a catto to a whirlwind. My prop spacer went from the 4” long down to a 2” spacer....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,912
Posted By titanhank
There are two number 13’s on the right rear case....

There are two number 13’s on the right rear case. If you missed one, i bet that is the one. It goes in at a 45deg angle. Part number 14 is either a plug or prop control line. The two rear plugs are...
Forum: RV-3 06-10-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436
Posted By titanhank
Here you go john....

Here you go john.

https://i.postimg.cc/85S73FrH/AC800-E44-FFFA-4-F2-E-902-C-3-CAB73588309.png

https://i.postimg.cc/Vk2rqZf2/8-C8917-F7-057-D-47-CF-80-A0-FDA0-F3509-DEE.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,912
Posted By titanhank
0360-a1d has five galley plugs. You will not...

0360-a1d has five galley plugs. You will not install them without pulling the accessory case. Watch this lycoming overhaul video. There are two plugs in the front and three in the back. I have...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By titanhank
Yeap. This is exactly what mine does. I have it...

Yeap. This is exactly what mine does. I have it wired to the audio input of my gtr200. The music input switch disables the alerts, but it is annoying.
Forum: Flight Testing 06-05-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By titanhank
How do you calibrate it for the taildragger on...

How do you calibrate it for the taildragger on the low end? Mine keeps screaming stall down to 20 kts. I have not had time to deal with it. I have a d180 setup.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-27-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By titanhank
Climbs great, heavy in pitch, heavy empty weight....

Climbs great, heavy in pitch, heavy empty weight. I flew this combo from tul to hou and removed the engine. We are putting a narrow deck 360 a1d on. I did not like the way it flew compared to my 320...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,487
Posted By titanhank
No idea, not an engineer. Lycon said they never...

No idea, not an engineer. Lycon said they never had any problems with 10:1. It is the defacto piston for performance. They told me to run it rich below 5000ft and only lean below 75% power. It runs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,487
Posted By titanhank
I just completed this exact build. 0-320 b2b...

I just completed this exact build.

0-320 b2b stock 160hp
Complete rebuild
All steel parts overhauled by aircraft specialties
Case overhauled by divco
New cylinders from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By titanhank
I bought an 0360-a1d narrow deck that had been...

I bought an 0360-a1d narrow deck that had been sitting in houston for over 15 years on a mooney. The mags were removed years ago and the accessory case was left open to the atmosphere. The engine...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By titanhank
Super sized and wishing for bigger at times.

Super sized and wishing for bigger at times.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,509
Posted By titanhank
Visually verify that your trim tab is in trail...

Visually verify that your trim tab is in trail with the elevator and note the position of your trim indicator. I have seen the trim indicators act up and show a false trim tab position. Most...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By titanhank
I called trutrak and was told that only the...

I called trutrak and was told that only the certified verison of the vizion 385 has the ouput for the buzzer. It would be a $500 upgrade on my experimental version that i just installed. 😡
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 83,532
Posted By titanhank
The best paint scheme i have seen on a subsonex...

The best paint scheme i have seen on a subsonex to date. BEAUTIFUL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,216
Posted By titanhank
I will reorder and install at a later date. Right...

I will reorder and install at a later date. Right now i have just donít have time to debug the system. I am prepping for oshkosh and rebuilding another engine for a for a friend. My shop is at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,216
Posted By titanhank
I received a long email from the company about...

I received a long email from the company about problems with the lidar and the plan to build new controllers to fix the problem and about swapping them out in july. I just don’t have time to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,688
Posted By titanhank
I tell customers and friends to budget $1000 per...

I tell customers and friends to budget $1000 per month to own, hangar and operate a basic single engine airplane. Then add in for payment and taxes where applicable.

Hangar $400. $4800yr
Insurance...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-13-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By titanhank
I completed this swap 10 hrs ago on my 0320 rv6....

I completed this swap 10 hrs ago on my 0320 rv6. I have a fixed pitch cowling. I went from a catto 3 blade with a 4” spacer to a whirlwind rv200 with a 2” spacer for c/s props. The prop spinner to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By titanhank
I always clock a two blade prop one hole counter...

I always clock a two blade prop one hole counter clockwise from TDC. This way you can see the timing marks. The flywheel mark and dot on the starter will line up at #1 TDC and will be very difficult...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By titanhank
Dan is right. You should have 150-200 degs from...

Dan is right. You should have 150-200 degs from full rich to peak available with the mixture knob. My engine, with a #42 jet was already at peak. After drilling to #37, i now have 170degs from full...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By titanhank
Good advice so far, check baffles, check timing....

Good advice so far, check baffles, check timing. If this does not get it done, if equipped, pull the carb and drill the jet. My rv6 with a 320 always ran a little hot. I pulled the carb and it had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By titanhank
Throw it in the trash and order an ifly 740b. Vfr...

Throw it in the trash and order an ifly 740b. Vfr subscription $79/yr.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,154
Posted By titanhank
Most private owners will fly 30-50 hrs per year....

Most private owners will fly 30-50 hrs per year. I think this is about minimum for a healty engine longterm. The engine needs to get up to temperature to boil off water and contaminates once a week....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,216
Posted By titanhank
On a normal approach, you should cross the...

On a normal approach, you should cross the threshold at 50ft. This should work just like the radar altimeter in the boeing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,216
Posted By titanhank
I see you are in friendswood. Where is your plane...

I see you are in friendswood. Where is your plane based? Send me pm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,154
Posted By titanhank
If the oil pressure is good, compression good and...

If the oil pressure is good, compression good and it is not making metal in the filter, i would fly it. I have seen a lot of 0-320’s way over official tbo hours that when torn down look great. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,216
Posted By titanhank
Ordered this morning and just got the email that...

Ordered this morning and just got the email that it has shipped.
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By titanhank
I have a d180 based panel. I would recommend a...

I have a d180 based panel. I would recommend a used garmin 400w. It gives all the ifr enroute and approach capabilities i will ever need. Can be bought for $3500-$4000 or possiblity the new gtn-175....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,216
Posted By titanhank
I ordered one and will give a review when...

I ordered one and will give a review when installed. I have the same type of system on the b737 and this will be a cool addition to my rv6.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-22-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,457
Posted By titanhank
I just flew an io360 angle valve engine, rv6 to...

I just flew an io360 angle valve engine, rv6 to the new owner. It is VERY nose heavy. The plane will climb like a rocket, but it is heavy in pitch. I prefer my modded 0320 engine pitch feel on my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,318
Posted By titanhank
My friend just bought an rv6 with a -7 tail on...

My friend just bought an rv6 with a -7 tail on it. We are removing the 200hp, io-360, contant speed prop combo and returning it to the seller. We are building an 0-360 a1d narrow deck engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,619
Posted By titanhank
I definitely would not file a claim unless it was...

I definitely would not file a claim unless it was by a widow, but most airports require proof of insurance to rent a hangar. This will satisfy this requirement. If you are flying from a private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,619
Posted By titanhank
Sell the plane to a trusted friend, wife, kid...

Sell the plane to a trusted friend, wife, kid etc. Insure it under their name and you fly it under the open pilot clause. My insurance has me named and any pilot with 500tt, 100tw and 25 in make and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,847
Posted By titanhank
Welcome to the obsession that is Vanís aircraft.

Welcome to the obsession that is Vanís aircraft.
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