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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Skid
I run 40-45 PSI in my nose wheel.

I run 40-45 PSI in my nose wheel.
Forum: Autopilots 08-29-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Skid
Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.bendixking.com/en/support/downloads-and-manuals

Or this one:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Skid
Ross would be correct, silicone is not very...

Ross would be correct, silicone is not very resistant to fuel, fluorosilicone (FVMQ) is.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Skid
I replaced my flat gaskets with the o-ring design...

I replaced my flat gaskets with the o-ring design from SDS. Easy install and no flat gasket issues. The constant tension clamps never need to be tightened like a worm gear...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Skid
Yes you can.

Yes you can.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,234
Posted By Skid
Jim, Check your PMís

Jim,
Check your PMís
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,234
Posted By Skid
As others have posted this can be a frustrating...

As others have posted this can be a frustrating situation, I went through it as well. When I added my GRT EFIS I had the exact same issue. I tried everything, all the settings, copious amount of time...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,079
Posted By Skid
I used regular window screen, over the NACA duct...

I used regular window screen, over the NACA duct port under the hose. Itís still there after 17 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By Skid
Not gonna make it to HBC this year Jerry so I...

Not gonna make it to HBC this year Jerry so I will not be able to bring you the Black Butte Porter, sorry (unless I can sneak by the guards at the gate with a 6-pack, stay tuned). The airplane is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,723
Posted By Skid
I was expecting an increase as well based on all...

I was expecting an increase as well based on all the chatter but my dropped about 20%.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Skid
KJVL Janesville, WI, has a course next the the...

KJVL Janesville, WI, has a course next the the airport, you can walk to it.
C77 Poplar Grove IL, has a course just to the south of the runway.
C02 Grand Geneva Resort (Lake Geneva WI) resort with 2...
Forum: Tools 06-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,389
Posted By Skid
+1 for Milbar.

+1 for Milbar.
Forum: GPS 05-21-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Skid
No issue

Swapped my 430 for the IFD440 with no issues. Plug and play, except for a WAAS antenna upgrade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By Skid
I put a screen on the end that connects to the...

I put a screen on the end that connects to the duct. When building I added in a sliding shutter between the fuselage skin and the NACA scoop which can be closed anytime to keep out; bugs, rain, and...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By Skid
...and as Deming stated; "Without data your just...

...and as Deming stated; "Without data your just another person with an opinion."
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,453
Posted By Skid
"Cleaned filter with carb cleaner, and I could...

"Cleaned filter with carb cleaner, and I could see a light yellow color in the solvent. Reassembled, and no restriction blowing through it. Problem solved."

Kahuna, wondering if you submerged the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Skid
Canopy crack repair

David,
I used Plastifix to repair the ~20" crack in my slider canopy about 10 years ago and it is still holding. It is not clear, but as it is above my head it has not been an issue. I am going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Skid
Thumbs up Well done! Congratulations to all!

Well done! Congratulations to all!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Skid
See drawing below. Make sure the nose wheel is...

See drawing below. Make sure the nose wheel is off the ground. Wheel balance and tire pressure are also important some use lower tire pressure, I use 40-45PSI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,849
Posted By Skid
Sold my bike over 35 years ago when a jerk...

Sold my bike over 35 years ago when a jerk actually tried to push me off the road, several times, my wife was on the bike with me. I took it home and never rode it again.
A few years back a good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,203
Posted By Skid
Sorry to see you have joined the cracked canopy...

Sorry to see you have joined the cracked canopy club.

If you are going to use plastifix be careful not to use too much which would require additional sanding. The additional sanding can create a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Skid
Was it balanced? I know mine tended to wobble...

Was it balanced? I know mine tended to wobble more on pavement than on grass until I balanced it. I also run 40-45 PSI in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Skid
I have flown Golden Retrievers and German...

I have flown Golden Retrievers and German Shepardís, but not more than one at a time.

I donít use a crate due to limited space. I put them into the baggage area and secure them to a cargo tie down...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By Skid
+1 for Jeff and GRT. Their support is great!

+1 for Jeff and GRT. Their support is great!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By Skid
Had the same issue with my GRT Sport SX a year or...

Had the same issue with my GRT Sport SX a year or so ago. Turned out to be a gyro. Sent the unit in and they turned it around in a few days. I donít remember the cost but it wasnít too bad.
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By Skid
Very Simple Upgrade

I upgraded my 430 to a IFD440 about 18 months ago and am very happy with the IFD. Since mine was not a waas I had to upgrade my antenna and cable as well.

Other than the antenna upgrade the unit was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By Skid
I replaced my original lights with Whelen Orion...

I replaced my original lights with Whelen Orion 600ís, they are bright! Depending on your lighting setup you may need to use one of their other...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,778
Posted By Skid
My hinge didnít go that far toward the center as...

My hinge didnít go that far toward the center as there is nothing on the cowl to interface with. I have a narrow squeezer, but maybe not that narrow, remember the hinge "loops" will not be there. Can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,778
Posted By Skid
I ditched the piano hinge on the bottom of the...

I ditched the piano hinge on the bottom of the cowl a couple years ago. There seemed to be too much vibration and the piano hinge failed on both sides.
I removed the piano hinge from the cowl and the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,350
Posted By Skid
Terry, this unit is what I swapped out the...

Terry, this unit is what I swapped out the duckworks halogen light for, itís much brighter than the halogen. If I remember correctly I ended up making a new adapter plate instead of using the one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By Skid
I used the standard plastic window screen from...

I used the standard plastic window screen from the aviation aisle at the local hardware store. Put it over the hose end on the duct and slid the hose over it with a clamp. Itís been there for 16+...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By Skid
Very cool! I see the RV12 flying quite a bit at...

Very cool!
I see the RV12 flying quite a bit at KBUU, and have met a nice young lady that helped build it and is taking lessons in it.
Keep up the great work!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Skid
You stated you unzipped the file. Did you really...

You stated you unzipped the file. Did you really unzip the .dat file?
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Skid
Have you tried this location on their...

Have you tried this location on their website?

https://grtavionics.com/product/eis-4000/
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,786
Posted By Skid
+1 for the Matco axle.

+1 for the Matco axle.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,786
Posted By Skid
Have you balanced the nose wheel?

Have you balanced the nose wheel?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By Skid
Same thing happened to my Sport SX last year....

Same thing happened to my Sport SX last year. Turned out to be a gyro, had to pull the unit and ship it to GRT for repair.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,075
Posted By Skid
I replaced all my Vans flexible lines firewall...

I replaced all my Vans flexible lines firewall forward at the last condition inspection. I purchased Teflon lines from TS Flightlines, Tom was awesome to work with. The Vans lines looked OK but Tom...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,439
Posted By Skid
Scott, 2.5-4.5 PSI seems low to me. My engine...

Scott,

2.5-4.5 PSI seems low to me. My engine driven pump shows north of 20 PSI with the boost pump it’s around 35 PSI. I have an IO -360, I don’t know if the engine driven pump is any different on...
Forum: Tools 10-29-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,695
Posted By Skid
Iím with Paul, I use a CDI model 401SM torque...

Iím with Paul, I use a CDI model 401SM torque screwdriver, 5-40 inlbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,801
Posted By Skid
Necessities

You will need a creeper for cleaning the bottom of the airplane.
Cleaner for the oil on the belly, I use Extreme Simple Green Aircraft cleaner, you can cut it down with water to make it go...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skid
I have an FM200 on my IO-360 B1B, runs great, no...

I have an FM200 on my IO-360 B1B, runs great, no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,627
Posted By Skid
I would believe that, especially after my better...

I would believe that, especially after my better half starts adding her creative touches. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,627
Posted By Skid
I am in, as long as it doesn?t cost what my 6...

I am in, as long as it doesn?t cost what my 6 cost me. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,595
Posted By Skid
I uploaded a csv file to Savvy today and it...

I uploaded a csv file to Savvy today and it worked fine. Are you running an R66 as well?
Forum: Midwest 06-25-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,595
Posted By Skid
Depends...

Where would you want to live? Are you going to be living more in the Wheeling area or north or west? If north then Waukegan, UGN or Kenosha ENW. If you want lower taxes and will be living in WI there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Skid
Have you tried a clay bar? It will definitely not...

Have you tried a clay bar? It will definitely not hurt the paint. You can purchase the kit at most auto stores (AutoZone, etc.). If there is a lot of residue you may go through a couple bars.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Skid
Plug Problem?

Do the Irdium plugs have screw on ends for the plug wires to attach to? I would believe that could cause that issue. Although you stated a convention mag on one side so that couldn’t be an issue for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By Skid
Front Page

I see the sea of graves and I am speechless.

http://www.vansairforce.net/DE_Q2_2019/VAFDR_05%20May.%2026%2008.06.jpg

I have to admit I have been slacking in this area since I was young, mostly I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,595
Posted By Skid
Savvy never explained how the data was different...

Savvy never explained how the data was different just that they (Savvy) was unable to read it. The response I received in January was they were working with GRT to resolve the issue. I asked for an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,595
Posted By Skid
The remote EIS is not the same as the EIS 4000. I...

The remote EIS is not the same as the EIS 4000. I have an open ticket with Savvy analysis since November of 2019, still waiting for a resolution. They have been unable to process the data and stated...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Skid
Yes sir, that’s what I did. The only thing I had...

Yes sir, that’s what I did. The only thing I had to change was the antenna to a WAAS antenna and the antenna cable to RG400. I made no othe changes, the connections to the GRT EFIS, TruTrak A/P,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Skid
Yep. I migrated last fall. :D

Yep. I migrated last fall. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Skid
Ken, I have mounted a drift camera to my right...

Ken,
I have mounted a drift camera to my right tie down location in the past. The drift mounts slightly different than a GoPro. I had a piece of 2? aluminum angle laying around, just drilled a hole...
Forum: Autopilots 03-31-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Skid
I did the upgrade from a TT Digiflight to a...

I did the upgrade from a TT Digiflight to a Vizion 385 last fall. I was able to get it done before the TT-Bendix transition was completed. TT shipped me a jumper harness as the connectors are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,211
Posted By Skid
My understanding of the Wisconsin order is stay...

My understanding of the Wisconsin order is stay at home except for essential work. Being away from home; walking, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities are fine IF one is practicing social...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By Skid
Hangar Move

I started moving out of the hangar I share with a good friend to a hangar I recently purchased at KBUU. Moved tools and other miscellaneous stuff. Will hopefully move the airplane sometime later this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Skid
Mike, Check your PM?s.

Mike,
Check your PM?s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Skid
Formation This Morning Over Buchan - X36

This morning a bit after 10AM I saw a A model RV departing Buchan field headed east and moments later saw a 3 ship RV formation make a south to north pass over Buchan.
My wife and I recently...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,182
Posted By Skid
I have made countless approaches in my RV with...

I have made countless approaches in my RV with said antenna in my left wingtip, works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,244
Posted By Skid
I haven?t used Meguires, I use Rejex. Goes on/off...

I haven?t used Meguires, I use Rejex. Goes on/off easily and does not leave residue in the rivet heads.
Forum: Interiors 02-05-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By Skid
I checked their website and see the latch comes...

I checked their website and see the latch comes with the ?other? tip up option. Looks like a nice latch.
Forum: Interiors 02-05-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By Skid
Latch

That?s interesting, I didn?t get a latch when I ordered my Meske tip up kit for my slider.:eek:
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,393
Posted By Skid
Conduit

Absolutely add the conduit. I used 12.7mm 1mm wall nylon tubing from an automotive supplier I worked for when I built my RV, don?t forget to leave a sting in the tube for pulling future wires.
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