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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,204
Posted By Cadstat
Welcome to the club! Straight and level John

Welcome to the club!
Straight and level
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Cadstat
Everythng else works now. Will lock on a heading....

Everythng else works now. Will lock on a heading. Holds alt rock solid. Will do 2 minute turns s&l. I inspected the plug connection last time and sprayed electrical cleaner and then sprayed another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Cadstat
A/P closer but no cigar

The S-TEC 30 wouldn't take a heading change from the DG 'bug' after it warmed up, 20 minutes or so into the flight. So I got some suggestions from this forum. I sent the DG off to Wichita and it came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,235
Posted By Cadstat
Solo'd April 19, 1972

I solo'd 41 years ago today but I bet there are a few out there who beat that.
How long has it been for you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By Cadstat
Just passing thru

Would anyone have an interest in forming a net work of over night stays for those RVers passing through? I have a very nice apartment built for my Mom over the garage and I'm 3 miles from a 12,000 ft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Cadstat
Steam Gauges

It would be a stand alone in a 3 1/4" hole vacated by the old S-tec.
I'm all steam with a potable I-Fly 700 and Ipad Foreflight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Cadstat
Repair or replace Auto pilot

Should I repair my 14 year old S-tec 30 for the facorty est of 1000-1600 dollars or buy a new GPS based AP? The servos must be replaced.
Tru-track seems to be an RV favorite. Any recommendations for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,736
Posted By Cadstat
Level

I keep topping off back to 7 qts and the belly was covered in oil. Now I let it ride at just under 6 and it doesn't ever seem to use any oil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,053
Posted By Cadstat
Fantastic

What an accomplishment! Remember that is a license to learn. When it comes time to choose between old and bold, opt for the old.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By Cadstat
Anybody got a used Whelen?

I cycled the switch several times and it work continuously until I turned if off but then quit next time I powered up. I crawled into the tail and got the serial #. The buddy at the shop has a tester...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,829
Posted By Cadstat
RV Complacency

I've observed too many RV pilots hanging it on the prop just after takeoff, initiate a rigth turn over the terminal building and rows of hangers. They aren't the only ones showboating over the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By Cadstat
Thanks to one and all

Again Thanks to one and all. What an amazing wealth on info. I'm heading to the hanger after work to trouble shoot.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By Cadstat
Thanks Mel, It is a whelen.

Thanks Mel, It is a whelen.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By Cadstat
Strobe failure

My strobe flashes several times and then nothing. I switch it off and then on and then it flashes several times and then nothing. I assume there is a shielded power pack somewhere far away from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By Cadstat
Aileron trim

I can see that in straight and level flight the right aileron is up and the left one is slightly down without a passenger. It's been this way since I bought it. At higher speed the rt is even with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,663
Posted By Cadstat
Splitsville

My Lawyer advised..."It's my job to cut the two of you apart but when I'm done cutting, the only one that's going to be bleeding is you."
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By Cadstat
Flop tube

I just took a picture of mine. I'll send a photo if you like. The old way was safety wire. Maybe they punch them now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By Cadstat
Well Done

What an accomplishment! Some guys like to build, some like to fly. Hope you can make the transition. lol It's a funny feeling to just check the oil and gas and go. You'll be amazed how little horse...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,283
Posted By Cadstat
Accident/Incident UN prevented

What more could I have done?
I watched my buddy in the next hanger finish his Zenair 701 over the last year. I warned him about the high speed taxi that I have seen damage so many light weight, low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,783
Posted By Cadstat
6a

I was just like you. I had the builder experience on other planes. Bought a 6A. Owned a Cherokee 180 and a C210E. For your strip you need a 6, not an A. Call if need advice 970-405-3457
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,000
Posted By Cadstat
Propane bomb

You fly that tank empty both ways right?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By Cadstat
Conditional inspection

I did this last November on a plane I bought. The guys at Hanger 1 on the field in Greeley helped me in just the way you want. $400.00 is the flat rate plus what needs repaired. They did what they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cadstat
Very good I bet you're right.

Very good I bet you're right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cadstat
AOPA Airports Guide

I can't find a listing in the legend for the meaning of the little circles often next to the end of the runway in the airport diagram. Some are filled in, some not. Always a 'P' or a direction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,898
Posted By Cadstat
April 1st

Special thanks and apologies to all who help with my April 1 dilemma. Posting early didn?t seem to fool many of the problem solving design engineers.
What an amazing group we are! I especially like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,158
Posted By Cadstat
One bite at a time

You can eat an elephant one bit at a time. Finding time is the hard part, building is easy but a steady process if you can find a way to do a little something every day. It's supported to be enjoyed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,898
Posted By Cadstat
design change

I talked the wife into buying the RV with the idea that someday she would learn to fly. When that time came, she thought it would be easier to learn if it was more like a car. So I teed the brakes...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,501
Posted By Cadstat
6A-Get an inspection

Low 50's but add 10% to make repairs and first conditional. I missed the run out mags and it cost me big time for over haul. Look too at the guy who built it and find a nearby RV owner to help with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By Cadstat
Friendly Competition

Delta Romeo,
Yours is still a way better site but you are nice guy for giving a friendly nod to the 'wanabe'. All that yellow gives me a headache. You will still be 'KING' for years to come!
Thank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,006
Posted By Cadstat
Over gross ?

I flew a Cessna 210 for years and many big friends went up but now at least 6 people come to mind that would be a very tight squeeze in the 6A. I can leave half the fuel behind but am I pushing it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,612
Posted By Cadstat
Cake Method

I tried the plastic bag method after reading about it but I couldn't get it to work. Wouldn't mix well in the bag and then couldn't get it out of the bag evenly. And applying it inside the tank with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,612
Posted By Cadstat
VERY INTERESTING

I can't imagine making a career out of working with this stuff but I've been around it long enough to say I'd be lying if I said I wasn't starting to enjoy the smell of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,612
Posted By Cadstat
Proseal tips and tricks

In the couse of several repair over 6 months, I finally figured out how to deal with proseal. I read all the posts, gleaned the info, and you should too but here's what works for me.
Temperature...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Cadstat
RPM green arc

The low end of the green arc is usually 20 that is 2000 RPM. I'll been told that is the lowest you want to operate because of cooling, combustion temps, lead on plugs, oil pressure, sustain flight,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,222
Posted By Cadstat
Gascolator Drain O-ring

The van's store says the gascolator O-ring on the drain is the same as the wing drains. The wing drains use a Viton 75 size 006 (Van's catalog CAV-110 Viton).
I tried the same O-ring on the...
Forum: GPS 01-28-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,961
Posted By Cadstat
Foreflight groundspeed

I finally took the Ipad and Foreflight for a ride. But I can't find a groundspeed given. It has all kinds of great data for ETA, fuel burn, time in route, ect but I don't see a ground speed. What am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,356
Posted By Cadstat
In floor heat

I did it in the garage and apartment 12 years ago. It's still going strong. There are tricks to it though. Send me a private message with your number if you want and I'll talk on the phone. There...
Forum: GPS 01-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,745
Posted By Cadstat
That was it!

Thanks guys. That was the trick. It was in 'MORE'. I wrote email to the foreflight 'TEAM' 5 times and they could not tell me that. They must have a dweeb doing tech support for them. Honest to God,...
Forum: GPS 01-25-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,745
Posted By Cadstat
Page 26 Foreflight Manual

Sorry I looked it up, this is the info on page 26 NOT 28.

Tap the Done button to finish creating the user waypoint. Once the waypoint is created, it functions just as any other waypoint in...
Forum: GPS 01-25-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,745
Posted By Cadstat
Foreflight bug

I accidently named a waypoint with the same identifier as an airport. I can delete the waypoint from a route but NOT from the drop down menu. It's supposed be removeable by Ipad's 'swipe and delete'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By Cadstat
Airspeed drop

I notice I fly 6-8 MPH faster, by GPS, doing the first 20 minutes or so of every flight. It's not wind direction or OAT. I think it must be the C/S governor and the oil finally reaching operating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By Cadstat
Good Money after bad

My S-TEC auto pilot works for 20 minutes and then locks up. The factory said up to 1550 to fix it. It's now old technology taking it's info from a precessing DG. $1500 would put me half way to a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,804
Posted By Cadstat
Foreflight

Foreflight has lots of extra and fuel prices 'pop' up automatically on some of the FBO pages.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,522
Posted By Cadstat
Fuel leaks

For my 6A, the fuel system is the weakest link. In the course of removing the slosh, I cut new access ports in the rear tank wall. I installed the stock cork gaskets with 'fuel lube' and they held so...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,719
Posted By Cadstat
Carb Ice

I got it one time in a cruise setting. I came on slowly. I thought, no big deal I read about this in the manual. Well, I pulled on the carb heat and the engine started to really cough at about 1700...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Cadstat
AutoCad

Rocket Bob,
I'm at a CAD station and tried to lay out your problem but I need to know the distance between stops on the 4" radius.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,944
Posted By Cadstat
Good point Snowflake

...The last thing to do on final, my flight instructor taught me, was after the GUMPS check he would say 'Heels on the floor'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,671
Posted By Cadstat
Proseal

Proseal is used as a corrision preventer in some applications on GA aircraft. You won't need primer between the aluminum and the proseal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,698
Posted By Cadstat
Try the Washwax

The first time I tried the garden sprayer it must have been less than 32 on the skin because it froze instantly. 'Washwax' works better than the car products above freezing and then the 'California'...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,968
Posted By Cadstat
Conditional inspection - week 4

The conditional inspection turned up many issues.
400 for the A&P inspection plus repairs + prop seal totaled 1055.00
I pulled the tanks for the gas leaks and prosealed the senders.
The ELT was shot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Cadstat
Thanks Walt.

Thanks Walt.
Forum: Autopilots 11-28-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,510
Posted By Cadstat
Problem with S-Tec

I know there are some engineers in the group. My S-Tec autopilot locks up after it warms up. The factory won't stand behind their 3 year old product. Doesn't this sound like a cracked PC board...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,529
Posted By Cadstat
Pre-buy inspection

Get a conditional inspection at a mechanic of your choice not theirs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 54,317
Posted By Cadstat
One of a kind

Some of us will go to the extremes to have a one of a kind but this is an accident waiting to happen.
An amazing effort but don't you think Van considered building kit twins and thought better of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Cadstat
Weight and Balance

What form do I need to send the FAA for an updated weight and balance?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,862
Posted By Cadstat
Update

The fuel lube (E-Z- turn) is a synthetic grease. I essentially took a rubber gasket and greased it. I may have over torqued it but they were fine for 20 hours flight time and 6 months before the leak...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,862
Posted By Cadstat
Flop tube option

You can service one sender from the outside but the other is on the back side of the tank if the tank was built with a flop tube.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,862
Posted By Cadstat
Boy is my face red

I installed my fuel gauge sending units with a stock rubber gasket coated with Fuel Lube because I thought I read that's a good way to do it. BIG MISTAKE. Both failed and started leaking 6 months...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,324
Posted By Cadstat
Thanks Vlad. Just what I needed. I wish more...

Thanks Vlad. Just what I needed. I wish more drawings were available on line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,324
Posted By Cadstat
air box rivets

Can anybody tell me what the spec is for the air box rivets? I can't find my plans and some rivets have turned up missing in the conditional inspection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By Cadstat
RV Cover

You have to careful. Some places the wind will flap the cover and scratch your paint and canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,001
Posted By Cadstat
CHECK OUT EAA 1093

They maybe too far away for you but might be a great distination airport. You can't find a better group anywhere around.


WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF THE
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT...
Forum: Autopilots 11-09-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,408
Posted By Cadstat
Tru Trak vs S-Tec autopilot

I noticed more used planes for sale are equiped with Tru Trak than S-tec Autopilots but only now am I begining to understand why. My three year old S-tec 30 that came with the plane works great for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,216
Posted By Cadstat
THANKS FOR THE ADVICE

Brake job over. One side must have been fixed before. Other side one had a cracked pad and both pads were down to rivets on steel.

You can easily jack the gear up with a small Japanese car jack.
I...
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