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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By RVbySDI
A few years ago I was upgrading a panel on a 9A. ...

A few years ago I was upgrading a panel on a 9A. The new owner had recently bought the plane. The builder had installed the type of insulation described by RhinoDrvr. Over the prior year or two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By RVbySDI
I will support those who have posted the notion...

I will support those who have posted the notion that “altitude is your friend”. RV9s do their best flying above 8,000. They climb quickly also. So, get above the bumpy air quickly and enjoy.

As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By RVbySDI
Might I suggest a quick search on “firewall...

Might I suggest a quick search on “firewall insulation”. Along with a great slew of DanH’s experiments on the subject, you can spend hours exploring the previous “conversations” on the subject. A...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-14-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By RVbySDI
I do not have manual trim but I do have fuel...

I do not have manual trim but I do have fuel injection with the boost pump and fuel filter, and more specifically to the issue, return fuel lines to both tanks in that area in my 9A. With all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,369
Posted By RVbySDI
Get well soon Tom.

Get well soon Tom.
Forum: Safety 05-04-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By RVbySDI
Living in Oklahoma we know tornados. As I type...

Living in Oklahoma we know tornados. As I type this Seminole, OK was just hit hard with a large “Mesocyclone” that spawned multiple vortices (tornados) out of it. Our local TV stations, especially...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By RVbySDI
There are an awful lot of planes flying with the...

There are an awful lot of planes flying with the solder sleeves you mention. They are not failing in earth shattering numbers, planes falling out of the sky fashion. Oh, another thing, I cannot...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By RVbySDI
If a new squeezer the pins can be tight. I tap...

If a new squeezer the pins can be tight. I tap with a hammer to get them to release. Just the metal pins should be removed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By RVbySDI
I would propose two things: Anyone who plans...

I would propose two things:
Anyone who plans to place filters in the wing root should ABSOLUTELY NOT install a gascolator.
Anyone not installing filters in the wing root should ABSOLUTELY NOT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By RVbySDI
That was the reason I posted my post. I still...

That was the reason I posted my post. I still have not seen a reply from the OP.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By RVbySDI
What exactly is there to refute? If it is...

What exactly is there to refute? If it is accurate and reliable why would anyone want to refute it?

So, I guess the question To ask of you is: What do “you” want to have happen, concerning this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By RVbySDI
Be aware that I am not telling you to turn all of...

Be aware that I am not telling you to turn all of these alarms off permanently. I am saying to turn them off until you know exactly how your engine/airplane performs, sounds, feels, etc. Until you,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By RVbySDI
First option: In the setup menu, turn off all...

First option:
In the setup menu, turn off all alarms until you know you have everything functioning accurately and reliably.

Second option:
In the setup menu, change your “low cruise oil pressure”...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By RVbySDI
Just a note for clarity. Manometers are not a...

Just a note for clarity. Manometers are not a requirement for checking for leaks. If you actually purchase a leak test kit from Vans there will be no parts or instructions for constructing a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By RVbySDI
Ummm, that is NOT a “hard 90*”. That is a hard...

Ummm, that is NOT a “hard 90*”. That is a hard 180*!
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By RVbySDI
+1 for this advice. There is only a “CAUTION”...

+1 for this advice. There is only a “CAUTION” note telling the builder to be sure to orient the skins correctly before dimpling the skins. Not much, well really, no direction, on HOW to determine...
Forum: Safety 03-27-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By RVbySDI
My thought is: Having had experience living in...

My thought is:
Having had experience living in the military world, I most certainly have no desire to emulate the “military way” of doing things in my normal civilian life. Especially in the part of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By RVbySDI
Maybe DD size boob jobs!

Maybe DD size boob jobs!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By RVbySDI
Yes they have. Lots of charging stations at the...

Yes they have. Lots of charging stations at the homebuilt camping pavillian.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By RVbySDI
I second EXCEL. It is pretty straightforward to...

I second EXCEL. It is pretty straightforward to show all information about each wire.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By RVbySDI
Why plug the power supply inside the cockpit? ...

Why plug the power supply inside the cockpit? Wire a plug to the battery terminals and secure it somewhere underneath the oil door. When you want ground power, open the oil door and plug in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By RVbySDI
I agree that splitting the Skyview screen is not...

I agree that splitting the Skyview screen is not good. I would not like that either. That is the main reason others have mentioned dual screens. If you placed a 7” Skyview where the left mini...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By RVbySDI
So in my case I do not use the ipad (Foreflight)...

So in my case I do not use the ipad (Foreflight) as a primary navigation tool. Once it is mounted in the RAM mount I am not reaching over to it for any flight critical reason. I really appreciate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By RVbySDI
Carl’s list is pretty spot on. I will add my...

Carl’s list is pretty spot on. I will add my agreement about the ipads. Mini or pro they are not reliable enough to be used as a primary display. I fly with one, but it is on a RAM mount on the...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,256
Posted By RVbySDI
I don’t have a new comm. I have a Garmin SL30...

I don’t have a new comm. I have a Garmin SL30 that is not sold anymore. It is at least a decade old now. Even wayyy back then the SL30 and SL40 had the capability to monitor a second frequency. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By RVbySDI
Gascolator Location

Gascolator location?

You ask for “thoughts/advice”:

My advice, the best location for a gascolator is on a shelf in your shop with any other antique parts from other 1930s era tractor parts you...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-28-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By RVbySDI
Which, just in case you find the above worth...

Which, just in case you find the above worth looking into, that gentleman (Tom), who first responded to your post, just so happens to build the system sold on the above mentioned link!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By RVbySDI
One should always shoot pictures in landscape...

One should always shoot pictures in landscape orientation when using a phone camera. Unless you just enjoy always seeing pictures with those black sides on your pics.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,693
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, actually, since precision is the mantra of...

Well, actually, since precision is the mantra of the engineer, precision of wording also dictates that your statement is incorrect. It is a ‘rectangular’ hole.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By RVbySDI
As many have mentioned, including me, check the...

As many have mentioned, including me, check the belt tension first. That is the simplest to start.
Forum: Autopilots 02-18-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By RVbySDI
Prior to BK I replaced my Digiflight II with the...

Prior to BK I replaced my Digiflight II with the vizion. It was 100% plug and play swap. Sorry to say I have no knowledge as to what BK is doing with the Vizion but I would hope they are still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By RVbySDI
My .02! Sell the gascolators to the first...

My .02!

Sell the gascolators to the first antique tractor fan you come across and don’t think about them ever again! 🚜
Forum: Tools 02-02-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By RVbySDI
No need to read any further than the above post! ...

No need to read any further than the above post! Well, except to read my response. That is the WINNER, WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By RVbySDI
Many of us have been through this issue of...

Many of us have been through this issue of finding fuel leaks. Me included. I can attest to the fact that your statement above is correct. You have to find the leak first. Having a tank sitting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By RVbySDI
Get one of...

Get one of these.
https://www.steinair.com/?s=Fuse+block&post_type=product&dgwt_wcas=1

Power it off the main power feed to the VPX. Then wire the ELT or anything else you may need to it. They use...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,039
Posted By RVbySDI
NO

So, your wish list just described several existing GA 6 seat airplanes on the market now in the $1M + range. What price point would you expect Vans to sell this plane? I am not in that market nor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,504
Posted By RVbySDI
Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling the...

Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling the altitude would have to be quite high to get the IAS down to 118 mph. As I mentioned in my post, I tend to pay attention to TAS for all of my flying except...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,504
Posted By RVbySDI
Since the RV9/9A Va is 118 MPH TAS you are flying...

Since the RV9/9A Va is 118 MPH TAS you are flying high enough that your IAS comes down to that speed? So, what do you find is that altitude, typically?

My answer to the OP question of “what do you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By RVbySDI
I do panel installs in Oklahoma. Not that far...

I do panel installs in Oklahoma. Not that far via RV. If interested you can check out my website: https://rvwings.com/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,823
Posted By RVbySDI
Been there, done that! I have even been in that...

Been there, done that! I have even been in that position doing the lacing with one hand in the footwell of a 9! Much tighter than those massive 10 footwells. 😁
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By RVbySDI
Beat me to this. Before you get too deep into...

Beat me to this. Before you get too deep into the troubleshooting try these first. Especially the loose belt. It can show on the volt meter as low voltage. Tightening the belt could be all that...
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,677
Posted By RVbySDI
I bough too you’re wizdom? You are rite, Live...

I bough too you’re wizdom? You are rite,

Live Long and Prosper!
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,677
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I do believe the reference to “‘Traffic’...

Well, I do believe the reference to “‘Traffic’ conveying no information” is in reference to that word used at the END of the transmission. There is indeed information conveyed when it is used at the...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,677
Posted By RVbySDI
A lot of comments on the “correct” phraseology...

A lot of comments on the “correct” phraseology here. So, honestly this discussion isn’t really related to whether there is some FAA regulation that is “The Law” set in writing somewhere. What it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,958
Posted By RVbySDI
For clarifications sake, the EarthX batteries are...

For clarifications sake, the EarthX batteries are NOT Li-ion chemistry. Rather, they are LiFE PO4 (Li - Lithium; FE - Iron; PO43- - Phosphate).

To all the chemists out there, my apologies for the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,520
Posted By RVbySDI
Would like more details on “how” these are made....

Would like more details on “how” these are made. Your post talked about “how” they are glued but what are you using to build these?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-16-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By RVbySDI
Doug, Condolences to you and your family for...

Doug,

Condolences to you and your family for your loss.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By RVbySDI
Ok that is easy. Click on a poster’s name (i.e....

Ok that is easy. Click on a poster’s name (i.e. RVbySDI) at the top of their post. In the dropdown menu choose “send private message”.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,244
Posted By RVbySDI
One does not need warning alarms or warning...

One does not need warning alarms or warning lights to inform you of alternator problems. Yes, those are good to use. However, if there is a voltmeter in the panel monitor it. 13.9 volts? Time to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,753
Posted By RVbySDI
Michela, This is Steve Ingraham. I am sorry this...

Michela,
This is Steve Ingraham. I am sorry this is happening after all you and your family have been going through. I would like to help with this issue if I can. If you see this could you give me...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By RVbySDI
Photos are easier than ever to post on this...

Photos are easier than ever to post on this forum. When you click on “post” the window opens for you to type your text. At the top of the “message” window are a bunch of icons. Click on the “paper...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By RVbySDI
This is an important question that I have not...

This is an important question that I have not seen that you have replied, nor have you shown any pictures of the panel position. If you are mounting the panel bracket flush to the front edge of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By RVbySDI
Is it a tip up or slider? Are you looking to...

Is it a tip up or slider? Are you looking to install glass panels (Garmin, Dynon, GRT, etc.)?

Others have mentioned panel sections. One thing to consider is that if installing new EFIS, the...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,103
Posted By RVbySDI
11+ years putting the lower cowl on solo. Yes it...

11+ years putting the lower cowl on solo. Yes it is more difficult but not really that big of an issue. Try doing what I do to protect the blades. I place my arms underneath the two downward facing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,163
Posted By RVbySDI
I am not DanH so I guess you will have to decide...

I am not DanH so I guess you will have to decide if my post is worth reading. I could repeat what Dan and others have said but, let me just say, +1 for agreeing with their posts.

One thing that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By RVbySDI
Your thread subject states RV9A but your text in...

Your thread subject states RV9A but your text in the post states RV8A. Which is it?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By RVbySDI
Tank leak testing

Well, I hope your repairs work however you go about doing them. I am speaking from experience but I am just some stranger on a website giving advice. All you have to go on as to whether I know what I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By RVbySDI
Got it. So, yes what I described is after the...

Got it. So, yes what I described is after the tank is sealed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By RVbySDI
Do a search on fuel tank leaks. There is a lot of...

Do a search on fuel tank leaks. There is a lot of data here on it. Search is your friend. Having said that. A manometer is not going to test for leaks. Do not fill your tank up with water. Not a good...
Forum: RV-15 08-29-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,701
Posted By RVbySDI
First off, I would like to say that I appreciate...

First off, I would like to say that I appreciate your position. Secondly, I would like to say that I also appreciate the fact that where you live is exactly why you hold said position. Thirdly, I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,144
Posted By RVbySDI
+1 for this method. Works fantastically.

+1 for this method. Works fantastically.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-27-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,046
Posted By RVbySDI
Check out the IO340

Ok, so I have around 750 hours now on my ECI IO-340 (stroked 320) putting out 180 hp and weighing 8 lbs more than an IO-320, 8 lbs less than an IO-360. Of course ECI was bought out by Continental. ...
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,765
Posted By RVbySDI
hey Mike, It really is pretty easy to add...

hey Mike,

It really is pretty easy to add pictures now. When you create a new post, look above the text at the top, in the middle is a little icon that looks like a paper clip. Click on it. On the...
Forum: RV-15 08-20-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,701
Posted By RVbySDI
One very cool plane! How would that work though...

One very cool plane! How would that work though since the scuttlebutt is this is only ONE of two remaining Stallions? Would love that but is it realistic to say “Just get one of those”!
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