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Forum: Tools 04-02-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,072
Posted By flytoboat
Mel, I thought you built your RV with square...

Mel, I thought you built your RV with square nails! 😜
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By flytoboat
Marvin, It was great talking to you today and Iím...

Marvin,
It was great talking to you today and Iím happy I was able to help. I know youíre going to love your GRT Mini as much as I do. Again, if you have any other questions, feel free to call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,724
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks. I guess I'll find out this weekend when I...

Thanks. I guess I'll find out this weekend when I get them installed. There are always trade-offs!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,724
Posted By flytoboat
Hangar lighting

Here is what I'm doing for temporary lighting in my rented t-hangar.
3 strings of these from Harbor Freight, (on sale for $19.99...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By flytoboat
Find a 15 year old kid that wants a ride!

Find a 15 year old kid that wants a ride!
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-03-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 90,157
Posted By flytoboat
Brian, You are truly an inspiration to all who...

Brian, You are truly an inspiration to all who know you! Thanks for the update.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By flytoboat
I have an RV6A with a 160HP 0-320, and Sensenich...

I have an RV6A with a 160HP 0-320, and Sensenich fixed pitch prop that has a 2600 RPM red line (I don't remember the pitch off hand.) It has a solid crank, so no option for a hydraulic operated...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,087
Posted By flytoboat
When I was building my 7A, I used Stewart Systems...

When I was building my 7A, I used Stewart Systems primer. It needs a couple days to harden completely, but is very durable. It is a water based primer/sealer and therefore non-flammable and could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,762
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks, Didn't think so.

Thanks, Didn't think so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,762
Posted By flytoboat
That's only so the FAA knows they have a target...

That's only so the FAA knows they have a target to kick if you do something stupid! ;)

When I showed up for my Basic Med appointment (the first one in this office), his Nurse Practitioner came in to...
Forum: COMM 11-24-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By flytoboat
Another happy customer here after 15 months and...

Another happy customer here after 15 months and over 100 hours. You need stereo headsets for 3D to work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By flytoboat
Google "fingerless gloves with flap". I bought a...

Google "fingerless gloves with flap". I bought a couple of pairs at Kohls that I like really well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,487
Posted By flytoboat
??? The airplane doesn't know or care who's...

??? The airplane doesn't know or care who's flying it! Or who built it for that matter...
Forum: COMM 11-09-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By flytoboat
I use the GTR200 with the internal intercom. I...

I use the GTR200 with the internal intercom. I usually run the radio volume at 95% to get it to match the volume of the intercom. Maybe I should check the setting of the intercom volume...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,479
Posted By flytoboat
Ross, Do you have make and model for an IR Denso...

Ross,
Do you have make and model for an IR Denso alternator with external field terminal?
TIA,
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By flytoboat
Read this sticky...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=69987
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By flytoboat
Actually, FAR Part 1, Definitions and...

Actually, FAR Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations, defines Flight Time as "Pilot time that commences when an aircraft moves under it's own power for the purpose of flight and ends when the aircraft...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By flytoboat
bug removal

For the windshield, I use plain water and a clean microfiber cloth. For the rest of the plane, I use Carbonex mixture (20:1) and microfiber cloth. As said before, never a paper towel which will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By flytoboat
One note: You need to be able to turn on power...

One note: You need to be able to turn on power (12V) to the P-Mags with the P-leads grounded to enter maintenance mode.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,454
Posted By flytoboat
My full throttle climb at 115Kts yields 2350RPM...

My full throttle climb at 115Kts yields 2350RPM at 10.4GPH. I don't have my Manifold pressure sensor installed yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,110
Posted By flytoboat
p-Mags

For this non-tinkerer, I think p-Mags are great.
- easy installation
- auto plugs (cost less to replace all 8 every annual than replace one aviation plug)
- easy starts
- smooth idle
- better economy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,454
Posted By flytoboat
Steve, A question on your comment about being...

Steve,
A question on your comment about being over square at 2300 RPM with full throttle: My fixed pitch 0320 RV6A turns about 2300RPM on take off with full throttle. Other than not making full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,423
Posted By flytoboat
One more opinion...

I adopted my RV6A w/tip-up canopy from the original builder 4 years and almost 400 hours ago. I asked a friend who was very familiar with this airplane if there was anything he would change on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,927
Posted By flytoboat
What Todd said +1! There are no short cuts for...

What Todd said +1! There are no short cuts for IFR for E-AB. We do have some real nice EFIS systems and integrated auto pilot options though, that are much cheaper than certified.
Been following this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By flytoboat
RV6A Tipper: I cut about 2.5 inches off the top...

RV6A Tipper: I cut about 2.5 inches off the top of the seat backs to minimize interference over the horizontal rail. Makes loading/un-loading MUCH easier. Have never missed what I cut off. Had the...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,828
Posted By flytoboat
Not really, totalizers don't know how much is...

Not really, totalizers don't know how much is left - only how much you've used. For example, if you have a fuel leak or lose a gas cap and have fuel siphoning out of the tank, you could have much...
Forum: COMM 06-14-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By flytoboat
I traced recent intermittent noise in my Garmin...

I traced recent intermittent noise in my Garmin GTR200 radio/intercom system to a panel mounted USB power point used to charge my iPad in flight. on the ground, I started turning off and back on,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By flytoboat
You're doing great work here, Bob. Be proud!

You're doing great work here, Bob. Be proud!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By flytoboat
I'll see if I can find out who he is insured...

I'll see if I can find out who he is insured with. He is only early fifties and an active CFI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By flytoboat
A friend just got his Basic Med through a local...

A friend just got his Basic Med through a local AME then found out his insurer doesn't acknowledge it and requires a third class medical to continue coverage on his Tomahawk.
I hope this is a rare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,109
Posted By flytoboat
High voltage

Had the same high voltage issue with my internally regulated ND 60 Amp alternator (87 Suzuki Samari). Noticed that wiggling the 5 amp breaker switch for the field circuit would bring the voltage back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By flytoboat
The roll servo has 6 wires, the pitch has 5.

The roll servo has 6 wires, the pitch has 5.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,678
Posted By flytoboat
GRT Mini AP

I installed a Mini AP in my RV6A about 2 years and 175 hours ago after my vacuum pump called it quits. I am amazed every time I fly at the amount of information and capability that is contained in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,547
Posted By flytoboat
Yes, Auto correct is my worst enema! :D

Yes, Auto correct is my worst enema! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By flytoboat
Maximum RPM

This was mentioned earlier, but a lot of Sensenich propellers have a 2600 RPM limit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By flytoboat
Just a thought - Is there an "always on" 12V...

Just a thought - Is there an "always on" 12V power connection for the GNS430 that is not connected? Could this cause the 430 to reset each time you turn it off to factory settings instead of keeping...
Forum: Midwest 03-06-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,322
Posted By flytoboat
There are a couple flying 10s and one under...

There are a couple flying 10s and one under construction at KALN. I have a 6A, and there are a couple of 9As, a couple of 12s, another 6A and a 4. Great restaurant on the field too. Come on up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,937
Posted By flytoboat
Not that's hilarious! Mel, you made my day!

Not that's hilarious! Mel, you made my day!
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-17-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,711
Posted By flytoboat
I downloaded this and tried it out. I like using...

I downloaded this and tried it out. I like using it, but according to the documentation you can't create new items. All you can do is modify existing ones. And that process didn't seam to easy.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,489
Posted By flytoboat
Phil, I'm kind of doing the same as you as an...

Phil, I'm kind of doing the same as you as an interim panel until I complete my full panel upgrade. When my vacuum pump died I removed the vacuum system and installed my GRT Mini AP with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,076
Posted By flytoboat
Polarity reversed

I know this is an old thread, but isn't the back-up battery in backwards? Positive terminal is shown connected directly to ground.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,837
Posted By flytoboat
They told me I could use a USB port for my...

They told me I could use a USB port for my SkyRadar DX. (Not yet installed)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By flytoboat
Autopilot servo

I have pictures of the lateral GRT servo under the pilots seat in my RV6A. PM me your email and I will send them to you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,724
Posted By flytoboat
Tire pressure

Stopped by the Desser booth at KOSH after just installing new retreads on my 6A. He gave me a chart for air pressure on all different sizes of tires and emphatically said to never run less than 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 73,264
Posted By flytoboat
message sent

E-mailed my Congress Critters today. Hope it passes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,758
Posted By flytoboat
Agree with David. Most SPAM cans don't even have...

Agree with David. Most SPAM cans don't even have cyl head temp gauge and probably exceed this all the time. YMMV
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,557
Posted By flytoboat
Yes, That's why he used 2 scales together for...

Yes, That's why he used 2 scales together for each main wheel. (See 1st post)
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By flytoboat
This is not a valid comparison because there is...

This is not a valid comparison because there is no option for an RV10 other than E-AB. :rolleyes:
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,858
Posted By flytoboat
Sorry, folks. I didn't mean to imply that...

Sorry, folks. I didn't mean to imply that legitimate planes without electrical systems were outlaws. My understanding is that ADS-B will replace radar and when that happens, true "outlaws" carrying...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,858
Posted By flytoboat
Just like gun laws, ADS-B won't apply to the...

Just like gun laws, ADS-B won't apply to the "out-laws" that (for whatever reason) don't want to comply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,514
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks Sam. Now I understand the perspective you...

Thanks Sam. Now I understand the perspective you are coming from.
Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,514
Posted By flytoboat
Sam, You keep referring to the "Builder" in these...

Sam, You keep referring to the "Builder" in these posts. I understand that having the Repairman's Certificate would mean you are the builder, but what is the difference between documenting the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By flytoboat
This is a Seminar at Sporty's Cafe.

This is a Seminar at Sporty's Cafe.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,971
Posted By flytoboat
Could be built to different specs That's what I...

Could be built to different specs


That's what I would do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,922
Posted By flytoboat
I voted!

Very interested for non-competition aerobatics. No chute
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By flytoboat
Thanks for everyone's replies. The owner has been...

Thanks for everyone's replies. The owner has been in touch with the fine folks at GRT and they are troubleshooting.
For Katie: we removed the maps thumb drive in flight but didn't reboot. He put the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By flytoboat
Bob, it is a dual screen with dual ADHRS. The...

Bob, it is a dual screen with dual ADHRS. The left screen went inverted (green on top, blue on bottom) as if we were flying up side down. The left screen was on the map page when this happened and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By flytoboat
Yes, the owner got a couple shots of the screens...

Yes, the owner got a couple shots of the screens and he plans to call GRT on Monday. After a search of the archives, I thought I'd post here to see if this has happened before. I think he is ready...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By flytoboat
Dual screen GRT HX anomaly

Flying an RV10 today, fortunately in VFR, when with no warning the PFD went inverted. The maps were erratic and the auto pilot headed off course. Winds aloft went from quartering headwind at 60 kts...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,995
Posted By flytoboat
Petit Jean...

... Has 3 nice lodges.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,342
Posted By flytoboat
Virginia Reeves

Very sorry for your loss. I think you'll find as I have that Mom's are always with us no matter what. Forty Five years after my Mom's passing, she still is very much present to help shape my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,744
Posted By flytoboat
I used Stewart Systems primer on my tail and had...

I used Stewart Systems primer on my tail and had great results. Easy to use, good coverage, quick dry time, easy clean up. Used a harbor freight small HVLP gun. Was planning on using SS for finish...
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