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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-14-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By BlndRvtr
I would be interested. I'd have to figure out how...

I would be interested.
I'd have to figure out how compatible it would be with my planned avionics suite.

George
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,959
Posted By BlndRvtr
Starting on an e-mag alone

To those that start only via an electronic mag, is that working well for you? Any conditions where you wish you had a traditional impulse coupling?

George
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By BlndRvtr
Tungsten is the ONLY way to go. George

Tungsten is the ONLY way to go.

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 46,411
Posted By BlndRvtr
What is the high time SIM out in the...

What is the high time SIM out in the field?

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By BlndRvtr
Is a stuck/sticky valve a likely...

Is a stuck/sticky valve a likely possibility?

George
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,326
Posted By BlndRvtr
Very nice indeed. What thickness did you use?...

Very nice indeed. What thickness did you use? Once etched/engraved does it need a clearcoat process to maintain it's appearance?

George
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By BlndRvtr
I didn't think a non-waas 430 could fly a hold...

I didn't think a non-waas 430 could fly a hold entry.

George
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By BlndRvtr
Will Quick Page Navigation be available on the...

Will Quick Page Navigation be available on the GPS 175?

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By BlndRvtr
The electric pump is generally on as a backup in...

The electric pump is generally on as a backup in case of a mechanical pump failure at say, 500' AGL. Keeps the heart rate down.

George
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By BlndRvtr
OK, I'll bite. How do you do it? George

OK, I'll bite. How do you do it?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 46,411
Posted By BlndRvtr
FYI Scott, last time I talked to SureFly they no...

FYI Scott, last time I talked to SureFly they no longer recommend capping the MP port when running fixed timing, just to leave it open.

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks for the link, that video was quite...

Thanks for the link, that video was quite informative.

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By BlndRvtr
What are double-crimp connectors vs. single-crimp...

What are double-crimp connectors vs. single-crimp style?

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,509
Posted By BlndRvtr
If you go to re-tighten after only 50 hours do...

If you go to re-tighten after only 50 hours do you use the "new or "used" belt torques?

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,509
Posted By BlndRvtr
On a related note, what is a safe and effective...

On a related note, what is a safe and effective way to apply tension to a pulley driven alternator belt on a 3xx Lycoming? Is there a specific tool for that?

Also, is there an reason to choose a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By BlndRvtr
Regrading mechanical fuel injection systems, a...

Regrading mechanical fuel injection systems, a constant flow system is the style found on Continental FI systems, correct?

The other common system is a mass-airflow system, commonly known as the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,307
Posted By BlndRvtr
This is similar to a question I have, that being,...

This is similar to a question I have, that being, is an ANL Fuse/Current Limiter an acceptable alternative to a conventional high current CB?

George
Forum: Reviews 12-23-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,074
Posted By BlndRvtr
As usual, you guys sure come thru on requests....

As usual, you guys sure come thru on requests.

Thanks for all the PIREPS, looks like B&C is the safe way to go.

May Santa leave you all just what you want under the hangar Christmas tree.

George
Forum: Reviews 12-18-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,074
Posted By BlndRvtr
B&C Alternator PIREP

Iím considering getting a belt driven B&C 60A LX 60 alternator. Iím looking for user reports on reliability and installation experience. This would be connected to their LRD3 voltage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By BlndRvtr
I too have a KMA26 Audio Panel. Before you send...

I too have a KMA26 Audio Panel. Before you send it off could a get copy of that manual please? Hard copy or a scanned PDF would be fine.

Thanks,

George
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,091
Posted By BlndRvtr
Isn't the easiest thing to do is avoid a...

Isn't the easiest thing to do is avoid a nosewheel model?

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By BlndRvtr
Very nice panel. George

Very nice panel.

George
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By BlndRvtr
https://vashonaircraft.com/ranger-r7-specs.php Pr...

https://vashonaircraft.com/ranger-r7-specs.php

Pretty close, but nothing compares to a real PA-18 Super Cub.

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By BlndRvtr
I've had similar issues with a fairly new G5 (180...

I've had similar issues with a fairly new G5 (180 days old w/<50 hrs operation). If the back-up battery is faulty, it will prevent the G5 from operating at all. If the BU battery is removed, it works...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By BlndRvtr
Are the Honeywell switches constructed...

Are the Honeywell switches constructed differently so as to be more durable?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-04-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlndRvtr
That's a great idea, but I don't have any Slick...

That's a great idea, but I don't have any Slick harnesses to refer to. This my first venture outside the Bendix mag family.

George
Forum: GPS 11-03-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By BlndRvtr
Did you compare it's time and fuel stats to a...

Did you compare it's time and fuel stats to a basic GCR plan to see how much the wind-factor plan saved?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thank you, just the info I was looking for. I'm...

Thank you, just the info I was looking for.
I'm building a whole new Slick harness from scratch with screw-in leads, so I wanted to confirm which distributor block terminal is for #1 cyl.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,475
Posted By BlndRvtr
RV8s?

I noticed in the article that RV-8s were not listed as a model trained. Just an oversight or are RV8s excluded from receiving training?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By BlndRvtr
When joining the electronic ignition bandwagon,...

When joining the electronic ignition bandwagon, what do you all think of running all the bottom plugs off the electronic "non-mag" and all the top plugs off the tractor mag?

My thought is that the...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,695
Posted By BlndRvtr
If the airplane is built per the plans, hasn't...

If the airplane is built per the plans, hasn't Vans already established these numbers from flight testing and published them?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-25-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlndRvtr
SureFly Operation

If I want to check out my Slick-style ignition harness with my SureFly SIM, can I simply set the electrically powered SureFly to the #1 firing position and expect to see the sparkplug fire, assuming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By BlndRvtr
How do you find a DAR for AW cert. changes? A...

How do you find a DAR for AW cert. changes? A search at the FAA website yields no results. Surely there is a DAR in the Omaha, NE area, yet the FAA site say none.

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,566
Posted By BlndRvtr
As others have mentioned, replacing the PP with a...

As others have mentioned, replacing the PP with a B and C will be a very good move.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By BlndRvtr
Mac Friendly Panel Software

Does anyone know of a panel designing program that works well with an Apple Mac? Does SolidWorks run ok on a Mac in emulation (ie.Bootcamp or Parallels)?

Related question: does the SolidWorks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,932
Posted By BlndRvtr
Indeed. During the landing flare you don't want...

Indeed.
During the landing flare you don't want to be looking over the nose, it inhibits your depth perception. You should be looking 15-30 degrees or so off the nose to get the proper depth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,571
Posted By BlndRvtr
How much of performance hit is caused by leaving...

How much of performance hit is caused by leaving the tie down rings installed?
Any empirical data?

George
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,616
Posted By BlndRvtr
Stein is indeed a class act, in so many...

Stein is indeed a class act, in so many ways.

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,554
Posted By BlndRvtr
Luke, I'd like more info on the TWC back-up...

Luke, I'd like more info on the TWC back-up battery in this application.
PM sent.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,484
Posted By BlndRvtr
Can the flaps not be stepped on without...

Can the flaps not be stepped on without damage?

George
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By BlndRvtr
Where was all that water? George

Where was all that water?

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,389
Posted By BlndRvtr
Do we really have enough experience with Teflon...

Do we really have enough experience with Teflon hoses to know they are lifetime hoses?

Always trying to learn.

George
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By BlndRvtr
As EAB, does a TSO apply in the US? George

As EAB, does a TSO apply in the US?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,422
Posted By BlndRvtr
WILCO. It might be awhile while I work out the...

WILCO. It might be awhile while I work out the proper calibration.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,422
Posted By BlndRvtr
Wouldn't a yaw string work on a wing, outside the...

Wouldn't a yaw string work on a wing, outside the prop slipsteam? Just place a reference mark for coordinated flight.

George
Forum: Tools 07-26-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By BlndRvtr
Excellent suggestion Matt, thanks! However,...

Excellent suggestion Matt, thanks!

However, getting one from a defrocked church might be problematic. I think I'll skip that particular suggestion.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,257
Posted By BlndRvtr
Could it be a harmonic set up by the new NG leg,...

Could it be a harmonic set up by the new NG leg, fork and wheel assembly? More specifically, is it related to nose wheel tire rotation. As the tire stops spinning, the harmonic subsides? A camera...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By BlndRvtr
A thin piece of tape, like electrical tape, or...

A thin piece of tape, like electrical tape, or small piece of zip-loc bag on the tool helps avoid the scratch potential

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,945
Posted By BlndRvtr
The described Lyc. hot start methods here have...

The described Lyc. hot start methods here have been successful for me over the past 40 years. I suggest one deviation however; I retard the throttle before advancing the mixture to avoid a roaring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By BlndRvtr
What is the best tool for installation of these...

What is the best tool for installation of these clamps?

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By BlndRvtr
I'm about to install a B&C 410H alternator as my...

I'm about to install a B&C 410H alternator as my back-up. I'll be using the SB1B-14 external voltage regulator. The installation manual offers a choice of using a 40A CB or a current limiter for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By BlndRvtr
I'd appreciate the schematic. PM sent for...

I'd appreciate the schematic. PM sent for address.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By BlndRvtr
Talking So does that mean it should really have a...

So does that mean it should really have a "condition for safe operation" certificate?

George
Forum: Safety 06-26-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,956
Posted By BlndRvtr
Looks pretty good. I'm emphatic with my students...

Looks pretty good.

I'm emphatic with my students that as a single pilot, there is to be NO MULTI-TASKING while the airplane is in motion on the ground, ie. taxiing. So, I'd remove the TAXI line...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks, that's even better than how I was...

Thanks, that's even better than how I was planning on my system being. I like the "hot mag" lock-out.
I assume the mags are grounded (safe) regardless of mag switch position in your system?

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By BlndRvtr
Is this type of key switch appropriate for use in...

Is this type of key switch appropriate for use in preventing starter activation? I imagine putting it in between the Master Switch and Starter Push-Button.

George
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-21-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,456
Posted By BlndRvtr
Mel, just so I understand, I can paint "NX...."...

Mel, just so I understand, I can paint "NX...." on my aircraft and not have an Experimental placard on the aircrafts exterior? Would I have to submit any FAA paperwork in conjunction with painting on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,229
Posted By BlndRvtr
FWIW, at non-towered fields, I will allow...

FWIW, at non-towered fields, I will allow aircraft exiting a runway to continue onto the parallel taxiway ahead of me so that the runway exit (stub taxiway) is not blocked for the next arrival.

Not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By BlndRvtr
Like the keyed switch on the RV12? George

Like the keyed switch on the RV12?

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,176
Posted By BlndRvtr
I take the safety wire tabs manufacturers put on...

I take the safety wire tabs manufacturers put on the oil filters themselves as at least a tacit recommendation. They certainly aren't there for styling!
Anyone know of any other reason for those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,852
Posted By BlndRvtr
Someone want to share the secret uAvionix AV30...

Someone want to share the secret uAvionix AV30 handshake?
I too have had mine since January, but it was defective out of the box and I can't get a replacement. "We don't have parts" is what I'm told....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,553
Posted By BlndRvtr
And there is nothing wrong with that. Choosing...

And there is nothing wrong with that. Choosing the preferred tools for the job is a great privilege.

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,450
Posted By BlndRvtr
I've had good success with this product called...

I've had good success with this product called Eck.
https://www.vannay.com/

No relationship other than happy customer.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,106
Posted By BlndRvtr
A number 21 strap duplicator should work just...

A number 21 strap duplicator should work just fine, at least for a pilot hole. Then just open it up a wee bit (#16 drill bit) for a perfect fit.

George
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