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Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,319
Posted By pilotkms
Art Craft ??

Looks like u had it painted in Santa Maria??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By pilotkms
South of ATL

Retired and LOVING IT.
Butch (RV6A) and I are retired and we fly to lunch all over the SouthEast. St Simonís, Jeckyl Island, Brunswick, Cedar Key, Eufaula, etc, etc....... Good weather, we meet...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By pilotkms
Have u checked the Dynon website? HDX system...

Have u checked the Dynon website?
HDX system software page and there is an EMS ďhead startĒ page. I used similar for my touch system 2 years ago.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By pilotkms
I agree Jonjay. I just printed it for my...

I agree Jonjay.
I just printed it for my maintenance logbook.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,638
Posted By pilotkms
My instrument rating is dated 1995, pre-GPS. I...

My instrument rating is dated 1995, pre-GPS. I loaded my plane with the equipment, now experimenting with how it works. Totally open to yours and others suggestions, recommendations. Im kind of on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,638
Posted By pilotkms
Iím in the middle of learning how my Skyview &...

Iím in the middle of learning how my Skyview & 650 play with each other. Having spent 2 days with Jesse Saint, he knows how to make it work very well, Iíll tell u itís AMAZING. Fly the plan using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,104
Posted By pilotkms
Yea. Iíll stick with my custom BLUE hats.

Yea. Iíll stick with my custom BLUE hats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By pilotkms
EZ access

For my nose wheel, In addition to an elongated access hole with a cover, I mounted all 3 of my wheels pants using SkyBolt, 1/4 turn fasteners. I can remove the front of each in seconds. The rear...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By pilotkms
Yes, Gary moved to NC25. Fred LaForge is over at...

Yes, Gary moved to NC25. Fred LaForge is over at Cable Airport. Not sure he is still inspecting as a tech counseler. There are 6+ RVs over at Cable. Dave Prizio is a local DAR and he was at Chino...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By pilotkms
Testing done?

I started my phase 1 with no fairings or pants, for the reasons mentioned. I added fairings & pants midway thru phase 1 and retested everything. I am constantly retesting or re-verifying my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By pilotkms
Chino?

Your in Chino, home of about 30 RVs. Have u looked at theirs ?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,358
Posted By pilotkms
Thanx Chris. Just ordered that adapter. Will see...

Thanx Chris. Just ordered that adapter. Will see if I can get it to work.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,358
Posted By pilotkms
Bill - u mention the free EICAD program from...

Bill - u mention the free EICAD program from Emag. As I mentioned to u months ago, Iíve not been able to get that program to work. Interested to know if anyone has been able to use it. I can get it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By pilotkms
RE: Torque - From previous post :

I had same question.

#5 Report Post
Old 07-11-2017, 08:14 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fayetteville, Georgia
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By pilotkms
I bought a $15 dolly from HF and 4 concrete...

I bought a $15 dolly from HF and 4 concrete blocks for $1.50 each. Topped the dolly with 1/4Ē plywood and an eyebolt in the middle. Ratchet strap to tail tie down. Lower the noise by removing 1...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By pilotkms
The Antisplat Almost 14 Mod provides a nice...

The Antisplat Almost 14 Mod provides a nice reclining angle. Great mod - inexpensive at $180 and relatively ez to install if u built the plane.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By pilotkms
At 6í4Ē seriously doubt u will like the standard...

At 6í4Ē seriously doubt u will like the standard vs the 14 Mod. Iím 6í3Ē , sat in Allanís 9A that he had modded for 1 minute and it was a No-Brainer for me. Best $180 I spent on the build. EZ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By pilotkms
Should be super easy during the build. I did mine...

Should be super easy during the build. I did mine after, but before first flite. Only took about 4 hours.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,765
Posted By pilotkms
Look at the bright side - bending the second set...

Look at the bright side - bending the second set of longerons will be much easier than the first. Donít ask how I know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By pilotkms
Are u hangared at KMLJ Baldwin County ??

Are u hangared at KMLJ Baldwin County ??
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By pilotkms
2 other methods of joining those wires are in...

2 other methods of joining those wires are in another thread. Do a simple search ďerratic chtĒ and u will see them suggested, in case the ring terminals give u problems.
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By pilotkms
Re: polarity: Confirmed it in the Dynon install...

Re: polarity:
Confirmed it in the Dynon install manual in the EMS area. Positive is Yellow for K wire and white for J wire. Therefore the red wire is negative. I will reverse mine shortly. ...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By pilotkms
Ok. :eek: Red to ground. Iíll change them. Easy...

Ok. :eek: Red to ground. Iíll change them. Easy with these connectors. Will see if they work as well.
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By pilotkms
The brown wires from the EMS box have 2 wires...

The brown wires from the EMS box have 2 wires within them. A white and red for one and yellow and red for the other. They appear to be made of differing materials, as mentioned above. The Omega...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-19-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By pilotkms
Www.Omega.com Search SMPW Thermocouple Connectors...

Www.Omega.com
Search SMPW
Thermocouple Connectors
These are the part numbers:
SMPW-CC-K-M Yellow EGT
SMPW-CC-K-F Yellow EGT
SMPW-CC-J-M Black CHT
SMPW-CC-J-F Black CHT
U will need 4 of each. M for...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-18-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By pilotkms
Erratic CHT and/or EGT ?

My Dynon EFIS has had occasional erratic readings, including the RED X, almost from the start (200+ Hobbs). My wiring connections were rock solid. The grounds were all to the forest of tabs. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By pilotkms
Jesse Saint is THE man. At X35. Dunnellon FL.

Jesse Saint is THE man. At X35. Dunnellon FL.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,241
Posted By pilotkms
The Almost a 14 seat mod from Antisplat ($180)...

The Almost a 14 seat mod from Antisplat ($180) (Iím 6í3Ē 200 lbs) and my Classic Aero seats make my 7A a great, comfortable cross country machine. More engine choices & parts, sliding canopy and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,492
Posted By pilotkms
Beige??

No. I canít wear Beige. I paid a shop to make me Blue hats with Vans on them. My RV grin is much bigger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,898
Posted By pilotkms
I needed someplace to fly last Sunday so I flew...

I needed someplace to fly last Sunday so I flew over to Shelby County to check out Billís plane. Definitely a first class job on the build and the paint. Iím sure heíll get the spinner issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By pilotkms
I have to give Gil credit, he always seems to...

I have to give Gil credit, he always seems to have the technical or source credit with a copy or link to the many questions that are posed by us VAFírs. Good job Gil - keep it up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By pilotkms
I did a fuel flow test with the aircraft level....

I did a fuel flow test with the aircraft level. It easily exceeded the requirements. I then taxied over to an incline we have on the airport that approximates the climb attitude and ran it for 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,194
Posted By pilotkms
Thanx Bob. Ordered one for my spare parts shelf....

Thanx Bob. Ordered one for my spare parts shelf. Hope one of these fixes Robís (74-07) problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,194
Posted By pilotkms
Internal Regulator ??

Does this one from Amazon have internal regulator and is it ďplug and playĒ in place of the Plane Power? May be a good backup if so.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By pilotkms
Yes. A pneumatic is well worth the $$$$. I am...

Yes. A pneumatic is well worth the $$$$. I am planning a visit to NZ in 2020. May be able to schedule an ďinspection.Ē PM me your location and contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By pilotkms
Bought one for my RV at completion. Just returned...

Bought one for my RV at completion. Just returned from CA, 15 hours. No head clamp feeling. Sound is good, very adjustable. No complaints. Will likely buy a 2nd one for my passenger as they do...
Forum: Propellers 10-19-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By pilotkms
My Hartzell prop with Hartzell governor will NOT...

My Hartzell prop with Hartzell governor will NOT cycle at 1300 or below. I havenít looked for the exact rpm spot where it transisions but it will cycle at 1600 and above.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By pilotkms
Yours may not be a Mcfarland cable but I think...

Yours may not be a Mcfarland cable but I think they have a video or a description on their website.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-06-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,990
Posted By pilotkms
Steinair

Figuring out the wire runs between all of my components had me stumped. Dual Skyview, GTN 650, SL40, VPX, ...... Analysis paralysis for sure. Contacted Stein (where I purchased most components)...
Forum: Propellers 09-27-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,536
Posted By pilotkms
Iíll buy him lunch anyway.

Iíll buy him lunch anyway.
Forum: Propellers 09-27-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,536
Posted By pilotkms
Iím flying back to SoCal next week. Itís been...

Iím flying back to SoCal next week. Itís been just over 100 hours since I had my balanced last. I might come see u and see how much mine has changed. Iíll contact u when Iím there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By pilotkms
I replaced that plug with one that was shorter....

I replaced that plug with one that was shorter. Still prevented a good fit. I then cut out part of the bracket and welded on reinforcements. Looks original and has worked well. I copied others doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By pilotkms
Flying right seat in friends RV9A, with 4 point....

Flying right seat in friends RV9A, with 4 point. Hit unplanned turbulence. My head hit the canopy. Made an impression on me. Installed my crotch strap that was on my bench prior to next flight. No...
Forum: COMM 09-23-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By pilotkms
Yes. What Brantel says. I did the same a month...

Yes. What Brantel says. I did the same a month ago. U just want data on the SD card for flying.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,548
Posted By pilotkms
+1 for white pigment added to the epoxy. Got mine...

+1 for white pigment added to the epoxy. Got mine from ACS. $6
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By pilotkms
Aircraft Spruce

Search ďoil door springĒ. Both the spring and the hinge will appear.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By pilotkms
VPX and FlyLeds ??

Just received the FlyLeds DIY kit to replace my Ztron wing lites. Has anyone installed these with a VPX ?? The kit comes with a strobe controller card. VPX has its own strobe feature. Wondering if...
Forum: Interiors 08-13-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By pilotkms
Totally agree. They are the best. Last weekend I...

Totally agree. They are the best.
Last weekend I flew from GA to Austin TX. Basically 2 3 hour legs each way. Visited my sister and was watching movies on her couch. I got TB after about an hour and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By pilotkms
Replaced the red cube. Bought a new one from...

Replaced the red cube. Bought a new one from Dynon. started it up and Fuel flow indications are back in business. Will do test flite tomorrow. I have mine mounted to the side of the servo and...
Forum: Job Board 08-09-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By pilotkms
If u donít get an help earlier, I may be able to...

If u donít get an help earlier, I may be able to pass thru there in mid-October. Only 2 months away.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By pilotkms
Great info. Will test tomorrow. Will probably...

Great info. Will test tomorrow. Will probably order one to be ready for the inevitable replacement now or in the future. Thanx guys.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By pilotkms
Red Cube or EMS fault ??

IO360 with Skyview. 150 hours. Started it up and fuel flow now indicates 0. Runup for preflight and engine runs fine but FF still shows Ď0í at all times. No visual abnormalities with red cube or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,041
Posted By pilotkms
Numbers ?

I believe a scoring system was used for all planes judged. Anyone know if these numbers are posted or available somewhere to see the scores for the various items the judges looked at for all planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,245
Posted By pilotkms
Middle GA

Escaped CA last year and been flying the ďwings offĒ my RV. Flew to OSH and back last week for the first time. Left Perry GA today at noon and had In-N-Out for dinner in Austin TX. Bar-B-Q tomorrow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 40,295
Posted By pilotkms
On Sunday I was on the side of runway 9 watching...

On Sunday I was on the side of runway 9 watching & listening to ATC direct traffic. There was one controller that had done this many times before - and u could tell he really loved his job. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By pilotkms
+1 for Butter.

+1 for Butter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,435
Posted By pilotkms
I left from HBC Thursday at 8:00 am. So in the...

I left from HBC Thursday at 8:00 am. So in the middle of departures. At the right turn on to the 36 taxiway had 30 planes in front of me. Slow taxi with a couple of stop+waits. No heat or brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By pilotkms
Bill Rapucci ???

He must be on vacation or in a dead zone. He seems to know this Pmag stuff fairly well. He should be replying soon. And I agree with Jesse that 1.5 teeth is way too much. Did mine 0.5 tooth.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By pilotkms
Do u mean the F-711E spacer under the rear spar...

Do u mean the F-711E spacer under the rear spar of the HS ? Check your measurements. I made it per plans and mine fit perfectly. Not sure what result u are expecting. U did put the 2 F-798 shims...
Forum: COMM 06-22-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By pilotkms
Bob & Steve. Thanx for the info. I just...

Bob & Steve. Thanx for the info.
I just completed a TOTAL upgrade of my 650 using the link provided above. As another mentioned, it wasnt as intuitive as it could have been. It took me 3 to 4 hours...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By pilotkms
Just took out my copilot stick and disassembled...

Just took out my copilot stick and disassembled it to see how I had put it together several years ago.
I put the SHCS thru the shaft, into the bushing and then far enough into the grip bottom to fit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-21-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By pilotkms
? Are you saying you are leaving that SHCS loose...

?
Are you saying you are leaving that SHCS loose (but locked with locknut) so it rotates under use?

No. The SCHS is tightened and the locknut is also. But the SCHS clamps on to the bushing inside...
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