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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By airguy
What type of injection system do you use? I have...

What type of injection system do you use?

I have Bendix, and run 40-42 normally with a high pressure alarm at 45, but I'm not really a good example of "normal" because I've got a very modified fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By airguy
Todd - welcome aboard - our official welcome...

Todd - welcome aboard - our official welcome wagon will be along shortly, I'm sure.

That's a pretty serious commute, unless you added an extra zero in there somewhere. Are you IFR rated?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,596
Posted By airguy
The L-39 is also designed for significantly...

The L-39 is also designed for significantly higher aerodynamic loads.

I know you know that, I'm just sayin... sometimes overkill is appropriate caution, and sometimes it's just overkill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By airguy
Keep it - you'll end up using various parts for...

Keep it - you'll end up using various parts for scrap metal to (re)build other parts before the plane is done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By airguy
Whichever way you do it, you'll need more than...

Whichever way you do it, you'll need more than the "handful" of pop-riveted clips that the manual indicates is sufficient - or you'll end up with cracks in the paint at the joint. Anchor that rascal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,596
Posted By airguy
Exactly correct. HW designed them, built them,...

Exactly correct. HW designed them, built them, marketed them, and has been at least moderately successful selling them. Some people have more dollars than time and are willing to make the trade. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By airguy
Vlad, that hurts just looking at it...

Vlad, that hurts just looking at it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By airguy
at manufacture.

at manufacture.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,596
Posted By airguy
I went the "extra tank" route on my 9A (a la Pat...

I went the "extra tank" route on my 9A (a la Pat Tuckey), I kept the original tanks as almost stock and converted the outboard leading edges from structural to tankage. I added a small non-fuel bay...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By airguy
Same here - built my own Archer-style (one in...

Same here - built my own Archer-style (one in each wingtip so I have a backup - they weigh nothing) and the reception is excellent on both VOR's and ILS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 1,091
Posted By airguy
What do you mean by "chokes out"? Too rich to...

What do you mean by "chokes out"? Too rich to run?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,777
Posted By airguy
You still have the requirement operating IFR in...

You still have the requirement operating IFR in Class G to maintain altitude at least 1000' above obstacles - which includes the ground - which is going to be hard to do if Class E starts at 700. How...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By airguy
I've run both, in our 172 and in my 9A. After...

I've run both, in our 172 and in my 9A. After trying a pair at Oshkosh when they first came out and flying home with them in the 172, I immediately bought a pair for my 9A and sold my X's, and Carl...
Forum: GPS 10-01-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
Well the core of it, once I identified and fixed...

Well the core of it, once I identified and fixed a broken wire feeding from the NAV side of the 430W to the 429, was enabling the autoswitching on the Dynon and then STOP TRYING TO do the job of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,420
Posted By airguy
Not as bad as the hawk... :eek:

Not as bad as the hawk... :eek:
Forum: GPS 09-30-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
Circling back on this thread - all is well. I...

Circling back on this thread - all is well. I figured out the buttonology and it works as advertised, shot three coupled ILS approaches today intercepting at various point and it was all happy-happy.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By airguy
The Dynon EMS outputs a regulated 5V source for...

The Dynon EMS outputs a regulated 5V source for sensors that should be completely independent of bus voltage, within reason. Does the AFS EFIS do the same? I agree that I would find this to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By airguy
A constant speed prop is more costly, more...

A constant speed prop is more costly, more complex, more weight, and more maintenance than a fixed pitch prop. So why do people use them and love them?

Simply put - it's like having an infinitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,189
Posted By airguy
I've heard it more frequently lately, and have...

I've heard it more frequently lately, and have used it myself a few times, on initial callup to approach that an aircraft will reference their location in distance/direction from another aircraft...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
Carefully reading through the documentation, it...

Carefully reading through the documentation, it appears that only the CDI deviation data switches from the GPS to the NAV side on the 430W, and the 430W utilizes something they call an "OBS resolver"...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
OK, the various parts are starting to come...

OK, the various parts are starting to come together and make a little sense to me now. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but here's the way I have it right now.

First, I have autoswitching...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
Flew into work this morning (which I don't...

Flew into work this morning (which I don't normally do) just to test this - and then the ILS was out of service anyway. Oh well... maybe this afternoon...
Forum: GPS 09-24-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By airguy
Need some 430W / Dynon help

I'm just finishing up my instrument training, getting ready to take my practical, and I'm trying to diagnose a problem with coupled approaches.

My equipment is full Dynon Skyview Classic, with the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By airguy
Another view, in my 9A wing....

Another view, in my 9A wing.

http://halie.com/scale/40/oe8.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,788
Posted By airguy
I'm in for certain. Keep the details coming.

I'm in for certain. Keep the details coming.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By airguy
Oh, you mean like the glider towplanes, or the...

Oh, you mean like the glider towplanes, or the skydiver planes? Over and over again, all day long every day... :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By airguy
You didn't screw up, you just added a return line...

You didn't screw up, you just added a return line penetration before you realized you needed it. Duplicate on the other tank and build on! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By airguy
Flew to Reno with new maps but old software,...

Flew to Reno with new maps but old software, didn't die. Guess it'll be mostly all right.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By airguy
If in doubt about where to trim, just do about 20...

If in doubt about where to trim, just do about 20 or so landings and pull the fairings - then trim 1/4" beyond all the torn up fiberglass - and that will be just about right.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,469
Posted By airguy
I ran Dynon for my main panel, with a Garmin 430W...

I ran Dynon for my main panel, with a Garmin 430W for the certified IFR receiver, because the 430W has been around long enough that Garmin is not likely to jack around with the software and change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,829
Posted By airguy
Same here. I paid Mel to do my inspection,...

Same here. I paid Mel to do my inspection, because I wanted a real inspection.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By airguy
Proper planning with the calendar allows this to...

Proper planning with the calendar allows this to be a 13-month event, essentially.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,096
Posted By airguy
That's the only one I might argue about, and even...

That's the only one I might argue about, and even then it's dealers choice. I have trim, PTT, AP disconnect, and flaps up/down on my stick in the 9A. I have the flap positioner on my plane so I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,625
Posted By airguy
I run about 17 gph on takeoff with the same...

I run about 17 gph on takeoff with the same engine, at 2700' field altitude, and you're right, it's slobbering rich but it runs cool. At about 500' off the ground I pull the RPM back to 2500, leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,166
Posted By airguy
I'm very much wanting to add a fuel temp probe,...

I'm very much wanting to add a fuel temp probe, preferably at the fuel divider, and failing that at least at the servo inlet. That little device looks like it might work but I would prefer a smaller...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By airguy
Compression ignition? Certainly looks like a pair...

Compression ignition? Certainly looks like a pair of spark plugs on each cylinder...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By airguy
I bought the kit for install in my 9A just after...

I bought the kit for install in my 9A just after I got mine flying, with the intent of installing it during my first annual condition inspection - but by the time that day came around I already had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By airguy
Tubes are shockingly high for what they are, but...

Tubes are shockingly high for what they are, but I found that to be true across multiple vendors.

I'm running the Desser retreads now on my 9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By airguy
I took the Gleim for my instrument written this...

I took the Gleim for my instrument written this summer and it worked just fine - but be aware that it "teaches to the test". Their goal is to get you to pass the test, and they don't necessarily...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By airguy
ANYTIME the spousal unit makes noises that even...

ANYTIME the spousal unit makes noises that even vaguely sound like it could lead to another airplane, you just shut up, nod your head, and proceed.

Some times it works the other way also. With all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,832
Posted By airguy
Lots of truth here. There is no substitute for...

Lots of truth here. There is no substitute for doing your own research.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,103
Posted By airguy
Well seeing as how the gummint was involved, I...

Well seeing as how the gummint was involved, I would say that you certainly could achieve "better" and "cheaper" by removing them - and likely get it faster too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,602
Posted By airguy
Hoo boy... "once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade...

Hoo boy... "once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend!" :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By airguy
FWIW, I accidentally tested this during my Phase...

FWIW, I accidentally tested this during my Phase I, during some turbulence. I was switching between my primary and secondary alternators checking output between them, and in a decent jolt of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,832
Posted By airguy
Agreed. I'm running dual 10" Skyview Classic and...

Agreed. I'm running dual 10" Skyview Classic and a Garmin 430W for the IFR work, and it's outstanding. Dynon's innovation and market support make them the top of the pile in the experimental avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By airguy
With the way the proseal is applied along the...

With the way the proseal is applied along the seams, the rivet itself isn't likely to be the leak point - at least not in a way that 40/41 is going to solve.

I don't see a downside to it, I just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,103
Posted By airguy
If you still have the building surface available...

If you still have the building surface available for it, I would build a new flap since you're not painted yet. Will likely be faster, and will certainly be stronger.
Forum: Safety 09-01-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,777
Posted By airguy
Agreed. With the constant speed Whirlwind, I like...

Agreed. With the constant speed Whirlwind, I like to drop one notch of flaps at 90 knots on downwind, another at 75 knots turning base, and don't run full flaps until short final, crossing the fence...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,448
Posted By airguy
I was wondering about the fuel load - I planned...

I was wondering about the fuel load - I planned on 133 gallons in my plane for the same leg, very close to yours. I can put 67 in the wing tanks and plan on a 66 gallon turtle-pac in the right seat....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By airguy
Hmmm, weekend after Reno, I'm sure my airplane...

Hmmm, weekend after Reno, I'm sure my airplane will need a bath... :D
Forum: Propellers 08-31-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By airguy
I had heard something from Whirlwind about a year...

I had heard something from Whirlwind about a year ago, I believe, that they were working on a swap-out program for people sending in props for rebuild, so they wouldn't be AOG for 8+ weeks waiting on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,439
Posted By airguy
Why? It's not needed. Dual parallel pumps and a...

Why? It's not needed. Dual parallel pumps and a simple duplex valve accomplish the same thing with less complexity and cost, and preserve the redundancy of dual pumps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By airguy
Sorry Walt - my memory proved faulty - it's the...

Sorry Walt - my memory proved faulty - it's the 10 row model 8000081 AeroClassic (standard, not HE) that I'm using, on the firewall.

On an extended max performance climb in full summertime...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,363
Posted By airguy
I thought the serial number was established with...

I thought the serial number was established with the sale of the empennage? If so then this would just be a replacement fuse kit for that existing serial number.

Take that scenario a step further -...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,298
Posted By airguy
Me too - I've seen me try to weld stainless, and...

Me too - I've seen me try to weld stainless, and it ain't pretty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,439
Posted By airguy
Don't leave on our account - there is always...

Don't leave on our account - there is always value in discussion and even occasional dissention, as long as it's kept in the realm of civil discourse. Your first post on this thread came across as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,439
Posted By airguy
The trick here, as you noted, is to reduce the...

The trick here, as you noted, is to reduce the pressure drop in the draw to the suction of the pump as much as possible. I eliminated the engine-driven pump and installed two electric pumps on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By airguy
Baffle or firewall mount? I'm running the...

Baffle or firewall mount?

I'm running the Aero-Classic 11-row on my firewall, parallel-valve IO360 with squirters. It's adequate, but only just, at lower altitudes. Above about 8000' cruise it's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-27-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,564
Posted By airguy
If I'm solo with full (standard) fuel, I'm just...

If I'm solo with full (standard) fuel, I'm just dialing the autopilot back from 500 fpm to 400 fpm holding about 95 knots in the climb as I'm coming up on 17,500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,439
Posted By airguy
I'm rolling up on 275 hours now on my IO360...

I'm rolling up on 275 hours now on my IO360 running Walmart-grade 91 premium autogas with ethanol on 8.7:1 compression with no issues. I did build the entire fuel system on the airplane with ethanol...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-26-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,298
Posted By airguy
Ross - what has been your experience with a...

Ross - what has been your experience with a heatsoak where the gas in the injector lines has flashed to vapor, and then you hit the fuel pumps for starting, pressurizing those lines to the 40-ish...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,564
Posted By airguy
Do it - you'll never look back.

Do it - you'll never look back.
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