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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By bill.hutchison
That was inspiring! Got me thinkin'....

That was inspiring!

Got me thinkin'....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By bill.hutchison
Good to know. Might be interesting to upgrade...

Good to know. Might be interesting to upgrade just to teach m'self a little fiberglas technique.

I wonder if there are any basic fiberglas kits/projects out there designed to teach a little bit...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks Erich, that's helpful. How does one tell...

Thanks Erich, that's helpful.

How does one tell if they have a new-style or old-style fairing? I didn't seen any numbers or identifiers on mine, and it's not clear from looking at the plans on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks guys. That's super-helpful. I'll...

Thanks guys. That's super-helpful. I'll definitely check into getting those brackets. I just assumed (haha, got me again) that they were home grown because they weren't what was in the plans.

I do...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By bill.hutchison
Broke My Bracket, now have to Fab, other considerations...

Sigh. First the standard disclaimer:

Anything dumb you see from me in this thread is the result of ignorance and I am learning. All advice and guidance is humbly appreciated.

Sometimes I wish I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By bill.hutchison
R1200RT owner here. I haven't been able to ride...

R1200RT owner here.

I haven't been able to ride much since buying an airplane, plus the day job, plus flight instructing on the side. Simply not enough hours to do everything. My bike is currently...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By bill.hutchison
I followed this somewhat - I removed the sump...

I followed this somewhat - I removed the sump valve from the bottom of the gascolator and fitted a 1/8" pipe nipple to the bottom with some tubing going in to the gas can. Hooked up power to the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By bill.hutchison
I had a primary instructor who was very...

I had a primary instructor who was very circumspect about winds. He frequently pointed out that MAX DEMONSTRATED wasn't a limitation, and that I'd probably run out of guts before I ran out of rudder....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yeah. Of all the airplanes I fly, the RV is the...

Yeah. Of all the airplanes I fly, the RV is the most confidence-inspiring in crosswinds and gusty conditions.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By bill.hutchison
Hmm. I'm not sure what the OB (original builder)...

Hmm. I'm not sure what the OB (original builder) did in that respect but it certainly sounds plausible.

If it can't really be repaired effectively unless new cloth is in there...are you/Larry...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-03-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By bill.hutchison
Paint Cracking in a few places

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPoPuuL5ROxXqYtPIpV-_3zL9vh5T25FO5_7yAfTRZI0iNtEvKpCQMGcWCUuye8Vg/photo/AF1QipP4LMZp5368DIV1frkTp11bHBOmejUmNA1tY7Ii?key=TGhYMURiUldiQm02RzNpamxWb3ItdVNSYnBRZGdn

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By bill.hutchison
+1 Useful for spitballing the layout and getting...

+1

Useful for spitballing the layout and getting a general sense of things. Owner of the site is very responsive, so if something is missing he can usually cough it up pretty quick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,626
Posted By bill.hutchison
Brakes!

With some tips and advice from some RV locals, and a couple of EAA videos, I successfully treated a mushy right pedal and bled the brake system correctly, also installing new pads. Things I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By bill.hutchison
One more for Aerotronics. They've been really...

One more for Aerotronics. They've been really patient and helpful and, honestly, even if someone undercut the prices I'd still work with them. Their willingness to help a newbie like me has been...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,658
Posted By bill.hutchison
Ugh. That is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Ugh. That is one of my biggest pet peeves.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
This. I will say right now - as an ardent...

This.

I will say right now - as an ardent supporter of the OP being able to log this, and believing the regulations supported it - I was wrong. He cannot log the time as PIC.


I consulted with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thank you. The more I think about this, the more...

Thank you. The more I think about this, the more I am inclined to agree with you and revise some of my previous understanding. I am wondering about the procedure for asking for an LOI, because other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
Because, as the FAA has repeatedly pointed out in...

Because, as the FAA has repeatedly pointed out in multiple letters of interpretation, that one does not have to be eligible to BE PIC (final authority for the operation of the aircraft) to be able to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
Further update - I heard back from the DPE this...

Further update - I heard back from the DPE this morning, who is also with the local FAAST group and he concurs that the sport pilot in this scenario can log PIC.

Waiting to hear from the FSDO guy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
His certificate applies to category and class -...

His certificate applies to category and class - there is nothing that specifies LSA in the certificate issuance nor in 61.51. Logging PIC is pretty explicit that it's category and class, and LSAs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
His sport pilot certificate applies to category...

His sport pilot certificate applies to category and class - in this case, ASEL.

Both letters of interpretation involve pilots logging PIC where they hold category and class but lack ability to ACT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bill.hutchison
Fun area of discussion. You don't have to BE PIC...

Fun area of discussion. You don't have to BE PIC to be able to LOG PIC. There's a couple of good FAA Letters of Interpretation on this - look up the Herman and the Speranza interpretations.

Short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By bill.hutchison
With the help of a couple local RV gurus (Carl...

With the help of a couple local RV gurus (Carl and Tom) we installed my first Pmag on my RV-6A.

Learned a ton, not just about mags but about a few other things I needed to do on my plane, too.
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-09-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By bill.hutchison
Bob - thanks for the advice. I'll take a look and...

Bob - thanks for the advice. I'll take a look and get back to you. Appreciate the guidance.

Do avionics shops have ways of simulating LOC/GS to test components?
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-08-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By bill.hutchison
Troubleshooting NAVCOM or CDI...

Folks - I'm hoping the good ship VAF might have some ideas.

I have an SL30 hooked up to a MidContinent CDI.

Whilst flying about this weekend I tuned in a couple of different ILSs at different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By bill.hutchison
I believe this is what the shops like Aerotronics...

I believe this is what the shops like Aerotronics and probably Stein do.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-05-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,490
Posted By bill.hutchison
I can testify to this power supply. Rigged a nice...

I can testify to this power supply. Rigged a nice little connector to my battery that I can access under the panel and hook up to the power supply. Works very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,632
Posted By bill.hutchison
FINALLY finished installing and calibrating the...

FINALLY finished installing and calibrating the EI FL-2 fuel gauge - had a minor panic moment when it seemed like the float in the right wing was stuck/wasn't working and refused to calibrate, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By bill.hutchison
There are many things I dislike about SafeLog but...

There are many things I dislike about SafeLog but I keep re-upping my subscription each year because of one major feature:

You can set the number of rows displayed on the pages of the logbook view....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By bill.hutchison
It must've been quite an exercise to take...

It must've been quite an exercise to take everything you know about the physics of terrestrial flight and then translate them to martian atmospheric conditions.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By bill.hutchison
You linked a weather forecast page. :)

You linked a weather forecast page. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks - yeah, what you describe is what I was...

Thanks - yeah, what you describe is what I was thinking. I was also wondering if I could get both functions (power and test respectively) in one single switch if it was a multiple-position.

I'll...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,239,840
Posted By bill.hutchison
Is that an old Honda CBX in the back of the shop...

Is that an old Honda CBX in the back of the shop I see?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By bill.hutchison
Is this a regular on/off switch like a normal mag...

Is this a regular on/off switch like a normal mag would be? If I did the Pmag upgrade AFTER doing the panel, could I keep the same switches, or are you saying I need two MORE switches for Pmag?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By bill.hutchison
This is interesting - I didn't realize that was a...

This is interesting - I didn't realize that was a rule. My airplane does live in a locked hangar but I didn't know that was a requirement.

Funny, though. I'm pretty sure the keys from some 172s...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By bill.hutchison
I considered this. Decided that putting a lock on...

I considered this. Decided that putting a lock on the mixture knob was a simple solution. wow

Glad to hear I'm not out of my mind.

If I went from the slicks to the emags AFTER I did the panel,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By bill.hutchison
Changing to push-button start/e-mags w/ new panel?

I debated where to post this, since it touches avionics, new panels and ignition systems at the same time...

I'm in process of getting quotes for a new panel and turning my airplane from a nice...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-18-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,502
Posted By bill.hutchison
I suspect that since the original part of the...

I suspect that since the original part of the thread started back in 2016, the OP has come up with some solution since then.
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By bill.hutchison
The Avidynes are truly excellent navigators. In...

The Avidynes are truly excellent navigators. In that price point, there's a lot of bang for the buck. I'd love to own one.

I do wish Avidyne was more competitive at the lower price points - Garmin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By bill.hutchison
My 6A is also like this - have to flip the switch...

My 6A is also like this - have to flip the switch between mags whenever I check them on the GRT.

I've gotten used to it, I'm debating switching to straight push-button start and mag switches for...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By bill.hutchison
Saw a similar concept on an RV-8A recently and it...

Saw a similar concept on an RV-8A recently and it looked SLICK.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-31-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By bill.hutchison
Things I wish I'd added for context. What you...

Things I wish I'd added for context.

What you describe is exactly how I fly, and I keep both a stopwatch and a clock in the airplane to manage the tank switching and expected burn.

The burn rates...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-30-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By bill.hutchison
Fuel Gauge Calibration: really level?

I've got a nifty (and accurate) EI fuel computer on the airplane and I like it, but I'd like to have a proper fuel gauge. EI makes a nice one of these as well and I've got one on the way.

Reading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,935
Posted By bill.hutchison
I should have gone flying....

...but alas I've got the cowls off and the seats out for a couple of projects and I'm waiting for a fuel gauge to show up.

Started thinking about making aircraft jacks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By bill.hutchison
That panel is slick. Nice work. Where did you...

That panel is slick. Nice work.

Where did you get the source file to transmit to sendcutsend? I also have a 6A and have been considering doing something like what you have done.
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By bill.hutchison
I don't know if this helps, but I've never been...

I don't know if this helps, but I've never been able to get a G1000 to offer up a teardrop either. <shrug>
Forum: Tools 01-26-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By bill.hutchison
Fair points Bob. Besides toolboxes I want to make...

Fair points Bob. Besides toolboxes I want to make small repairs on my airplane, be able to install nutplates, fabricate and secure brackets, etc.
Forum: Tools 01-26-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By bill.hutchison
(Also, I did search. I didn't see a basic tool...

(Also, I did search. I didn't see a basic tool list, although I did see some good suggestions from Avery...I'm just not sure all of that is overkill for my needs....I don't know what I don't know.)...
Forum: Tools 01-26-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By bill.hutchison
Riveting 101: The Basic Tools

So I don't intend (as much as I would really like) to build an airplane any time soon. I don't think I really need the full $2K build kit that Cleaveland sells.

But I do want to learn some basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,693
Posted By bill.hutchison
productive weekend!

1) Solved the EGT problem with a little help.

2) Got power connection rigged up for battery so I can plug in an external power supply to the airplane without draining the battery.

3) Got closer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'm in a similar boat. You're about to go down a...

I'm in a similar boat. You're about to go down a fun but occasionally frustrating rabbit hole.

Talk to Stein - they're great.

Also talk to Aerotronics. And AFS.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By bill.hutchison
SOLVED

GRT suggested that I re-terminate the spades of the quick connects on the EIS side. They looked pretty good to me but I did this anyway.

Whilst doing some other stuff under the panel, a guy helping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By bill.hutchison
They will take an ASTONISHING amount of abuse.

They will take an ASTONISHING amount of abuse.
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,510
Posted By bill.hutchison
I give discovery flights as part of my CFI gig. I...

I give discovery flights as part of my CFI gig. I haven't had a passenger lock up yet, but I've frequently considered what I would do if they did. You never know quite how a newbie is going to take...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yes. Did this today. Problem did not follow the...

Yes. Did this today. Problem did not follow the sensor, which tells me it is somewhere in the wiring between the sensor connection and the EIS.

The troubleshooting manuals don't really address this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks, all. The plug has been the source for...

Thanks, all.

The plug has been the source for one of my leaks so I torqued it up a bit today and re-safety wired it.

Three times. Because I'm learning.

Anyway - appreciate the info. Feel like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By bill.hutchison
oil screen plug gasket

All,

I am corn-fused.

I am searching for a part number that is equivalent to AELSTD111 - this is the crush gasket for the oil screen plug in the sump on my ECI Titan O-360-A4B1.

A "generic"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By bill.hutchison
Half a victory!

A couple of people have asked me about this so I thought I'd post an update....

I turned on the EIS and put a heat gun on it, got it nice and toasty, and verified that the temperature wasn't moving...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,431
Posted By bill.hutchison
I've got a dumb question now. A Garmin GPS175 -...

I've got a dumb question now.

A Garmin GPS175 - does it have the standard procedure database that something like a GTN650 or GTN750 has?

If I wanted to use the GPS175 for DME purposes on an ILS,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By bill.hutchison
They seem to have a bunch of different...

They seem to have a bunch of different sets/styles. Any recommendations?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By bill.hutchison
This concept of specialized Phillips screws and...

This concept of specialized Phillips screws and bits was new to me but I have learned that there are AN-type fasteners and I've got an inquiry into Van's about getting a few pocketfuls of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By bill.hutchison
I have looked at the probes, and one of them does...

I have looked at the probes, and one of them does sort of look as if it had pulled partially apart but I don't know if it's the potential bad one or not. It's where I'm going to start, though.

The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,187
Posted By bill.hutchison
That's very cool. What sort of navigator are...

That's very cool.

What sort of navigator are you going to put in there? And are you wiring all up yourself or having it done?
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,742
Posted By bill.hutchison
The PoH should have this information. Like the...

The PoH should have this information.

Like the others said, get some transition training from an RV-knowledgeable instructor. It was a minimum requirement for my insurance company, but, in any...
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