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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By MacCool
Thanks Scott. I appreciate the help.

Thanks Scott. I appreciate the help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By MacCool
OK....got it. I think.

OK....got it. I think.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By MacCool
My plane has an Anti Splat nose mod. When I...

My plane has an Anti Splat nose mod. When I bought it home, the nose wheel tire pressure was set at 50 psi by previous owner. I did notice some shimmy, but it went away when I re-set the nose tire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By MacCool
What is the correct breakout force, and how do...

What is the correct breakout force, and how do your measure it? Are talking just measuring torque on the castle nut? Does that apply if you have the Anti-Splat Aero bearing mod?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By MacCool
In my experience so far....lower tire pressure...

In my experience so far....lower tire pressure and equal main gear pressures. Stick in your belly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,051
Posted By MacCool
Just an observation as a long-time...

Just an observation as a long-time consumer....best way for a company to deal with supply chain delays and other issues beyond their control it to up their communication with their customers. People...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-15-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By MacCool
I donít see any info on the Best Tugs Alpha 1...

I donít see any info on the Best Tugs Alpha 1 that Mark Patey was reviewing in a YouTube interview at SNF. Anybody have the scoop on that device, pricing and availability? Thereís nothing about it on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By MacCool
Juan Brown reviewed a Corsair restoration, where...

Juan Brown reviewed a Corsair restoration, where exploding rivets were used extensively in the original build. Very interesting. I can only imagine the OSHA implications in a factory setting.

Here's...
Forum: International 04-13-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By MacCool
Wow! That amount of money represents a serious...

Wow! That amount of money represents a serious commitment to aviation! I admire your passion. Looks like you're paying more to fly than I pay for health care insurance. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By MacCool
Interesting point...hidden corrosion like that is...

Interesting point...hidden corrosion like that is one of my Great Fears. Is crankshaft failure at that thrust surface a common cause of catastrophic engine failure?
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By MacCool
I nicked the trailing edge of my composite MT...

I nicked the trailing edge of my composite MT propeller re-installing the cowl the other day...wouldnít have happened to a metal prop. On the positive side, I was able to repair it with some epoxy,...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By MacCool
Thatís really interesting. What that kind of...

Thatís really interesting. What that kind of hangar space cost there?
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By MacCool
I understand that there is a pretty active RV...

I understand that there is a pretty active RV group in the Twin Cities. Are you aware of the Twin Cities RV Builders Group?

http://www.mnwing.org/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By MacCool
I recently bought the 5400 to replace the...

I recently bought the 5400 to replace the partly-dead 4500 that came on the plane when I bought it. That purchase was a pretty slick process, thanks largely to Tricia. It was very cost-efficient, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By MacCool
I'm guessing you mean MacOS...managing flash...

I'm guessing you mean MacOS...managing flash drives with an iPhone would be pretty tough.

I'm a pretty committed Mac user but I do have a PC on my desk for gaming. It's simpler for managing all this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By MacCool
This new release version is even better. LOTS of...

This new release version is even better. LOTS of tweaks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By MacCool
Advanced Flight -- software upgrade 3/22/21

AF-5000 Touch Displays (OS5): Vx16.06.15-TOUCH-MV16... new software update was available 3/22/21. Seems to be a pretty significant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By MacCool
Great tips...thank you all. The ground wire is...

Great tips...thank you all.

The ground wire is smart for sure. I would have grounded the plane, but in this context it does make more sense to wire the plastic gas cans to the plane. I want to zero...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By MacCool
Drain fuel tanks for w/b...how to do?

Maybe it's as simple as it sounds, but....maybe not. I'm new at this.

New EFIS, and the fuel tank calibration is TU. The constant "check fuel" warnings are annoying. I need to re-calibrate the...
Forum: Midwest 04-04-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By MacCool
Central Minnesota - need Advanced Flight 5000 series tutorial

Any pilots in Minnesota with expertise with Advanced Flight Systems EFIS's and can provide some level of tutorial? I have a new AFS 5400 that I installed and I'm struggling a bit sorting out the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,634
Posted By MacCool
Why not? For my part...I see the cost of oil and...

Why not?

For my part...I see the cost of oil and filter change as a very small percentage of the total cost of ownership of an airplane. And...as with all of my other vehicles, I'm not prepared to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By MacCool
FS: RV Jackstand kit NIB

RV Jackstand kit...new-in-box. As described at https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/rvjack.php . Requires a modification to the axle nuts -- drill centers to accommodate jack pin. Kit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By MacCool
Sorry to briefly divert thread... My plane has a...

Sorry to briefly divert thread...

My plane has a 3-position rocker switch already installed on the panel....momentary up - center off - momentary down. No position sensor, I use a three-count for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By MacCool
May or may-not be related to your problem, but...

May or may-not be related to your problem, but for background, the Garmin 494-30004-02 is a 50 psi sensor that's been discontinued in favor of the Garmin 011-04202-20 / KAVLICO P4055-75G....75 psi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,979
Posted By MacCool
That's my experience too. My agent tells me that...

That's my experience too. My agent tells me that umbrella policies generally exclude aviation-related liability.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-01-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By MacCool
Funny how that works...right now here in...

Funny how that works...right now here in Minnesota, we have at least a few vacant hangars. They'll fill up about that same time...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,979
Posted By MacCool
In a previous life (before he retired), my CFI...

In a previous life (before he retired), my CFI used to be my CPA. He owns three airplanes. He advised me that, in this state at least, there is zero advantage to forming an LLC to own the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,236
Posted By MacCool
I feel a little lucky with the canopy on my 10...

I feel a little lucky with the canopy on my 10 year old RV-9A slider. It was built in Atlanta and lived there for 5 years, then 5 years in St. Louis. This is by far the farthest north it's ever been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By MacCool
I didn't even have to do that. I only had to...

I didn't even have to do that. I only had to provide proof to the airport that I had liability insurance.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,707
Posted By MacCool
4th or 5th landing I made with my RV...I got...

4th or 5th landing I made with my RV...I got "angle-angle-push" on a 75-knot base-to-final turn that I overshot a bit, and subsequently made too tight and too low. In 50 years, it's the first time...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,636
Posted By MacCool
Watch this video until the end. The camera was...

Watch this video until the end. The camera was never very far from this student's mind...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5nBt_ogi7U
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,512
Posted By MacCool
Aftermarket petroleum products and additives...

Aftermarket petroleum products and additives (oil/fuel) is notoriously one of the biggest hot buttons on the internet. The problem with these various additives and oils is that there is no data, only...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By MacCool
Lack of a constant speed prop, not...

Lack of a constant speed prop, not presence/absence of fuel injection, was the deal-breaker for me when I was looking to buy an airplane these days, but I really didn't know what I didn't know. I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,631
Posted By MacCool
Really great videos. I think I liked the first...

Really great videos. I think I liked the first one the best. Thanks for sharing that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,512
Posted By MacCool
Iím not going to use Marvel Mystery Oil in...

Iím not going to use Marvel Mystery Oil in anything until I see it advertised on the side of a NASCAR car.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,200
Posted By MacCool
I’m curious about your $9/gallon a gas. How much...

I’m curious about your $9/gallon a gas. How much of that is tax?

In the US, the Feds get $.194/gallon on avgas. State taxes vary...in this state avgas is about $4.50/gallon, of which the state get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,200
Posted By MacCool
Hard to figure exactly, but I think that the...

Hard to figure exactly, but I think that the overall tax burden in the UK and most of Europe is higher than the US. Generally speaking. In some cases, substantially higher.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,200
Posted By MacCool
Not counted as income, nor is there VAT on such...

Not counted as income, nor is there VAT on such prizes. UK is a good place to win the lottery. Or an airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,200
Posted By MacCool
In the US, such winnings are generally treated as...

In the US, such winnings are generally treated as income and the IRS is more likely to use "fair market value" regardless of the $1 selling price. That's also how individual states are likely to...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,848
Posted By MacCool
Boy...I'm not sure about that. Maybe 10 years...

Boy...I'm not sure about that. Maybe 10 years ago, but from what I read these days, a quick-build wing or fuselage is a dicey deal, even if you could get one.
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By MacCool
If I was building now, I wouldn’t worry about...

If I was building now, I wouldn’t worry about buying the EFIS, but I’d be looking hard at which company, and I’d very likely be getting an Advanced Panel from AFS, set up for either AFS or Dynon....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By MacCool
I've always kind of hoped that the day I get in...

I've always kind of hoped that the day I get in my airplane and have no fear would be the day I stop flying. I'm thinking that it would mean that I don't have the proper respect for the risks I'm...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,532
Posted By MacCool
The Javron factory is located here. Our EAA...

The Javron factory is located here. Our EAA chapter just toured their factory about 2 weeks ago. The attention to detail is impressive, as is the seriousness and professionalism of the folks working...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By MacCool
This, for sure. Iím not a builder, but 10 years...

This, for sure. Iím not a builder, but 10 years after the fact, as avionics and other such electronics evolve, I reap the benefits of the builderís decision to run such conduit. I wish heíd run AOA...
Forum: Interiors 03-25-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By MacCool
I'm sure there are backlogs. My current old...

I'm sure there are backlogs. My current old Flightline seats kind of suck, but they're usable enough to accommodate Van's backlog, considerable as it is.
Forum: Interiors 03-25-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By MacCool
Looks like Confor foam is readily available in...

Looks like Confor foam is readily available in laminated and non-laminated sheets, but I'm intrigued by the built-in bolsters that are part of the Van's components. My current interior is by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By MacCool
If you're using the Dynon pitot, make sure you...

If you're using the Dynon pitot, make sure you run both pitot and AoA tubing. If you have any thought that you or somebody someday might want it certified IFR, then get the Dynon heated pitot. It is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By MacCool
Form-a-Funnel works like that and has been great...

Form-a-Funnel works like that and has been great for me for oil filters, but being bendable is good for other out-of-the-way drainable things too. Then roll it up and throw it in the bucket.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,848
Posted By MacCool
Does it matter? How do the regulations on...

Does it matter? How do the regulations on kit-built airplanes work in Romania, under EASA?
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,848
Posted By MacCool
Yeah, that's possible. As to hiring the...

Yeah, that's possible. As to hiring the build...you'd have to check the Romanian CAA regulations regarding amateur-built airplanes and find out what The law allows. FAA regulations are likely to be...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,848
Posted By MacCool
...assuming that the various kit components,...

...assuming that the various kit components, accessories, engines, avionics, are available to meet that timeline. I'm not following it that closely, but it seems that Van's is in quite a pickle these...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By MacCool
FS: NIB TCW IBBS-12v-3ah backup battery

New-in-box TCW IBBS-12v-3ah backup battery. Never installed, never connected to anything. I have opted to use backup PC680 for backup power to new avionics install.

$175+ shipping, continental US...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By MacCool
I originally ordered two of these from Aircraft...

I originally ordered two of these from Aircraft Spruce to replace oil and fuel pressure sensors per the AFS service bulletin. That was on Feb 22. One was promptly sent, the other has been on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By MacCool
Lots of opinions on that. I'd suggest calling...

Lots of opinions on that. I'd suggest calling Dynon to see what they say.

I also use a pair of Odyssey PC680s configured as primary and backup. I have always just left my Odyssey BC6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By MacCool
I have the almost-a-14 mod in my plane - very...

I have the almost-a-14 mod in my plane - very well-engineered and well-made. Apparently the original builder was quite a bit taller them I am. I don't need it, but my son is 6' 5" and he really...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By MacCool
My transition CFI told me "there are many ways to...

My transition CFI told me "there are many ways to lose altitude effectively on approach, especially to a long runway. There are NO ways to get that altitude back if you've come up short".

I've found...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,524
Posted By MacCool
I have the same setup. The UAvionix app lets me...

I have the same setup. The UAvionix app lets me toggle in and out of anonymous mode easily using my iPhone. Between my EchoUAT, my AFS5400 EFIS, and various GoPros, I have a pretty busy little WiFi...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By MacCool
During my recent condition inspection I removed...

During my recent condition inspection I removed my Crow restraints so I could scrub them up. Reinstalling, I misaligned one of the belt attachments in the same way, discovered by a good tug on the...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,573
Posted By MacCool
never mind

never mind
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By MacCool
When my A&P was showing me how to change my oil,...

When my A&P was showing me how to change my oil, he used a Form-a-Funnel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By MacCool
I spent the first 20 years as a pilot with NO...

I spent the first 20 years as a pilot with NO headset so I've found the non-ANR performance of the A20 to be fine, but it's kind of moot since I always wear them with the ANR actually turned on....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,152
Posted By MacCool
I'm guessing...

I'm guessing this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUMyFbhy92c
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By MacCool
After decades of David Clarks, I bit the ANR...

After decades of David Clarks, I bit the ANR bullet. I didn't shop headsets very hard...casual evaluation looked like it was between the A20 and the Lightspeed and I just bought the Bose. No regrets.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,758
Posted By MacCool
On my -9A, the previous owner put some Cleveland...

On my -9A, the previous owner put some Cleveland tie-downs on and faired all three with some clever 3-D printed covers he bought here on VAF. I'm sure they're very aerodynamic, but that that stuff...
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