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Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By moosepileit
External VR w/ OVP, in the classic Ford mounting...

External VR w/ OVP, in the classic Ford mounting footprint, $120ish IF you can find one- Transpo Voltage Regulator V1700.

Adjustable voltage output pot, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,363
Posted By moosepileit
Thanks for the (lack of RFI;) ) feedback and...

Thanks for the (lack of RFI;) ) feedback and testing.

Why the heck is most everything else either larger than needed and/or noisier?

$50 well spent.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,359
Posted By moosepileit
I have had good luck with the Deka 30 series, 2...

I have had good luck with the Deka 30 series, 2 in 10 years, I see no reason to not use the 20 series.

If it meets your CCA needs and reserve capacity, should be fine. Watch connection mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,363
Posted By moosepileit
Yep! On the belly and will put another on the...

Yep! On the belly and will put another on the fin if my current beacon there ever dies, sitting on the shelf.

Bright, syncable, low draw, no noise, programmable patterns. No external powerpack,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,363
Posted By moosepileit
MSTRB, red 360 degree. No EMI/RFI.q

MSTRB, red 360 degree. No EMI/RFI.q
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By moosepileit
$- jets seem to thermostat to run over 212...

$- jets seem to thermostat to run over 212 degrees F/100 C.

Though synthetic- I think it keeps the water content as low as possible.

Someone can correct me, but our oil temp is measured at its...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,436
Posted By moosepileit
It should be, but possibly only international...

It should be, but possibly only international experienced US licensed pilots know ICAO standards and the differences that keep english language secondary pilots...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-12-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,163
Posted By moosepileit
Not sure if all the providers have...

Not sure if all the providers have similar-


Account Takeover Protection is a free feature offered to T-Mobile customers. It adds additional security to your account by blocking unauthorized users...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By moosepileit
100 nm of MYR, on airport, you can change search...

100 nm of MYR, on airport, you can change search and always call ahead for days/hours/cash-only or the dreaded perm closed. .
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By moosepileit
If you have an electronic oil pressure gauge you...

If you have an electronic oil pressure gauge you are happy with the 411k sender is a $50 replacement.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By moosepileit
Recurring topic. VDO pressure senders wear at...

Recurring topic. VDO pressure senders wear at the variable resistor's wiper arm and tend to read high. Adding case grounds help make them accurate until they wear at the wiper contact, then they...
Forum: ADS-B 03-12-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,226
Posted By moosepileit
Ports are usually either 4000 or 43211

Ports are usually either 4000 or 43211
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By moosepileit
Drop the N# and $10 for a CD-ROM of the FAA...

Drop the N# and $10 for a CD-ROM of the FAA records, then see where to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By moosepileit
Lions grow dendrites that effectively short...

Lions grow dendrites that effectively short accross and diminish life. If you can charge and discharge in spec or what the BMS likes, there is essentially no wear/tear in the 40% to 80% capacity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,342
Posted By moosepileit
ATP and a new Type- Congrats!

ATP and a new Type- Congrats!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By moosepileit
OP Pfatt- thanks for saying- new to you plane and...

OP Pfatt- thanks for saying- new to you plane and feedback that it was the USB charger.

LEDs and USBs can be louder than improperly shielded strobes and dead diode packs- the 2 legacy noises. Their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By moosepileit
Name brand, source and price? Details. Not...

Name brand, source and price? Details.

Not bizzare nor higher powered, most likely. Cheap designs can be bright but are loud. Ferrite chokes might help, best to swap in known higher grades.

LEDs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By moosepileit
Like button worthy!

Like button worthy!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By moosepileit
RPM, MAP and fuel flow climbing at Vy best...

RPM, MAP and fuel flow climbing at Vy best rate?

Did you increase the carb jet/available fuel IF 9:1 was new with the recent engine work?
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By moosepileit
First- a rounded lower firewall for the first...

First- a rounded lower firewall for the first 10-20 degrees of CHT-

4 good sets of photos-

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1563897&postcount=42

Second- Open more lower cowl exit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,979
Posted By moosepileit
I flew with the 2nd owner in it but luckily was...

I flew with the 2nd owner in it but luckily was not in the log books. I can tell you it was as bad as ANYTHING you can imagine- 5 plus years of constant exposure to the civil suit proceedings.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By moosepileit
Many cheaper 300 to 500 watt inverters have an...

Many cheaper 300 to 500 watt inverters have an audible alarm and cut out just above where one loses a master relay solenoid, 10.5 ish volts.

Plug in one or 2 100 watt fans and time a 10 or 20 amp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,979
Posted By moosepileit
[QUOTE=Ironflight;1588738]The John Denver case is...

[QUOTE=Ironflight;1588738]The John Denver case is the one that is always brought up when this topic arises Bob - can you cite any other specific cases where an E-AB builder was sued over a crash? I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By moosepileit
Would it be faster if named, "Rented...

Would it be faster if named, "Rented Mule"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By moosepileit
EAA on...

EAA on IFR-

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/intro-to-aircraft-building/frequently-asked-questions/equipping-a-homebuilt-for-ifr-operations

"Our Operating Limitations state that we have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By moosepileit
I tested the "MSTRB" sub $50 hideaway as radio...

I tested the "MSTRB" sub $50 hideaway as radio silent out of the box. No filters/chokes needed.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,114
Posted By moosepileit
Did Vans not just sell more kits in a DAY than...

Did Vans not just sell more kits in a DAY than they used to sell in a good MONTH?

Why limit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,589
Posted By moosepileit
Real scary? 2x stall speed or less. Square root...

Real scary? 2x stall speed or less.

Square root of the g factor is the increase in stall speed multiple.

4g gust should stall the wing before anything breaks.

Reversal from gusts are not like...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,582
Posted By moosepileit
6 cyl Pitts, stock, do that. One of my favorite...

6 cyl Pitts, stock, do that. One of my favorite sounds. Sounds good inside and out of the plane, Merlinesque.

Must be the fabric and exhaust outlet location.

Just don't do it with the smoke pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,363
Posted By moosepileit
If external mount there is an available fairing. ...

If external mount there is an available fairing. Internal mount all that is exposed is the clear lens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,363
Posted By moosepileit
Search engine MSTRB and get the red 360 degree...

Search engine MSTRB and get the red 360 degree version.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,733
Posted By moosepileit
Vapor pressure

Different countries and states in the US have different, even seasonal vapor pressures for emission control vs. ease of starting in cold weather or due to high elevations or both.

I hope an AVGAS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By moosepileit
$60 Regulated power supply, not battery chargers,...

$60 Regulated power supply, not battery chargers, if master switch is on.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By moosepileit
Try this- put battery on a 10 amp load- 100+W box...

Try this- put battery on a 10 amp load- 100+W box fan on inverter or a few old landing lights.

Cut off at 10.5ish volts under load. My inverter alarms and cuts off there, just time it to the alarm,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,042
Posted By moosepileit
Looks like the gear teeth internal to the starter...

Looks like the gear teeth internal to the starter are not chewed up, just picked up lots of case material.

The one drive gear tooth at 3 O'Clock that engages the flywheel ring sure has a dinger in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By moosepileit
The filter adapter on the acccesory case may or...

The filter adapter on the acccesory case may or may not have an internal filter bypass.

No adapter bypass? Then the filter itself must have an internal bypass.

The 108 filter has the bypass built...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By moosepileit
https://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-ch...

https://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/alternator/p/duralast-alternator-14824/871772_0_0

Left/First pic.

55 amp Internal Reg.

Duralast Alternator 14824. $95 plus $40...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By moosepileit
Rectangular H4s

If your Rectangular lights are H4s, The double spots and plates per wing listed/kitted here are likely the way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,196
Posted By moosepileit
I was a huge fan of K&N HP-2004, shortish filter,...

I was a huge fan of K&N HP-2004, shortish filter, but fit nicely, beefy, safety wire tabs, supposedly off the Casper labs production line.

Then, made in Mexico, now a made in Korea product and...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,323
Posted By moosepileit
At KLOU in a busy tower pattern and in an RV...

At KLOU in a busy tower pattern and in an RV type- do not be surprised if tower asks you to do an overhead.

You can of course say no and be sequenced as such.

They call your "clear to descend"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By moosepileit
IF the attached photo of reflector holder is the...

IF the attached photo of reflector holder is the rectangular option for Duckworks mods, this LED option could be a great drop-in.

There are 55 and 100 watt halogens- the LEDs are MUCH better...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By moosepileit
No issues wig-wagging, mine is a solid state, not...

No issues wig-wagging, mine is a solid state, not a flasher.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By moosepileit
Looks like the mfgr website has a $4 coupon, I...

Looks like the mfgr website has a $4 coupon, I got them off the big A.

I'll put them up next to my 1800 lumen Rigids and try and get a bright vs throw check. Any of them are at least as good as a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By moosepileit
Finally found a radio silent H3 LED PAR36 bulb pair for $40

Auxbeam H3 Led Light Bulbs, 46W 12000LM 6500K with EMC Anti-interference H3 LED Fog Bulbs, F-Z9 Series H3 Led Conversion Kits with Fan, Halogen Bulb Replacement (Pack of 2) $40.

IF you have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,049
Posted By moosepileit
I like this $70 hammer- ARES 10009 - 6-inch...

I like this $70 hammer-

ARES 10009 - 6-inch Reversible Wire Twister Pliers - Auto Return
Forum: Autopilots 11-10-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By moosepileit
Looking at the manual and attached harness...

Looking at the manual and attached harness diagram, it should be easy to wire trace.

Edited after seeing the connector pin out top right in the attachment.

Looks like the advice below get a...
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,935
Posted By moosepileit
Excellent review!

Ding, ding, ding!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,363
Posted By moosepileit
LED Hideaway Strobe Lights - Mini Emergency...

LED Hideaway Strobe Lights - Mini Emergency Vehicle LED Warning Lights w/ Built-In Controller - Surface Mount
Part Number: MSTRB

Red, 360 degree, $40. Silent RFI/EMI, Bright, small.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By moosepileit
One could arrive at an unfamiliar airport and not...

One could arrive at an unfamiliar airport and not notice an obstacle by not getting near it on arrival. That could matter on first departure, so I don't mind seeing it pop up.

Pure TAWS/EGPWS costs...
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By moosepileit
Always nice seeing Bob's helpful posts! I have a...

Always nice seeing Bob's helpful posts!

I have a similar setup, Sport 200SX to Trutrak 385, lateral serial only- holler if you need any set menu samples.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,196
Posted By moosepileit
If you leave your master on with an AC powered...

If you leave your master on with an AC powered charger, it has enough noise on it to trash many sensitive items IF powered with the master. Plus, the master is 2 amps drain and may cause the charger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,444
Posted By moosepileit
Thank you for posting a debrief! Glad it was...

Thank you for posting a debrief! Glad it was positive.
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By moosepileit
Wifi Port is 4000 or 43211

Wifi Port is 4000 or 43211
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By moosepileit
DualAv GPS170D via bluetooth.

DualAv GPS170D via bluetooth.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,479
Posted By moosepileit
I would find a RV maintainer friend nearby with a...

I would find a RV maintainer friend nearby with a boroscope and do a plug and valve session. Likely need some thread chasing and best practice for whatever upper plugs/adapters to check/clean/torque...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By moosepileit
FlyLEDs and a bit of tin fitting or try any...

FlyLEDs and a bit of tin fitting or try any square 4 LED 30 watt 3000+ lumen RFI/EMI silent assembly with a bit of tin work. Nosedraggers are easier for aiming. Paul's FLYLEDs are slickest for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By moosepileit
Same guts concept with cavity to go bad as a...

Same guts concept with cavity to go bad as a KT-76A, same tray, same wiring, no?

Just a pretty digital faceplate.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,619
Posted By moosepileit
Great trend tracker each year. Dragsters do it...

Great trend tracker each year. Dragsters do it after each run. First time you are looking for a weak jug versus the others. 130ish on the good, maybe 70ish on an outlier.

Look for changes year to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,904
Posted By moosepileit
Sat pm and all Sun especially Apch asked slow...

Sat pm and all Sun especially Apch asked slow planes to offset left or right and allow passing up until Ripon.

After that, normal on tracks to Fisk for all.

Not in NOTAM, not perfect.

What was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,904
Posted By moosepileit
Left RYV after the Monday 26 Jul airshow closure...

Left RYV after the Monday 26 Jul airshow closure at OSH. Watched the schedule and the Twin Beech last act on ADSB land at KOSH and saddled up with full tanks.

120.7 apch said Ripon arrival, they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,168
Posted By moosepileit
Presentation was nice, congrats, Vac and crew!

Presentation was nice, congrats, Vac and crew!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By moosepileit
If you stick with the H3-sized LEDs, the ones...

If you stick with the H3-sized LEDs, the ones with enough lumens make significant RFI and need toroid magnet choke clamps on the positive leads. 55W H3 halogens are poor lumens per amp and 100w are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By moosepileit
Mahlon, 2010

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=391999&postcount=2
Forum: Safety 07-04-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,467
Posted By moosepileit
We had two in a C-130 in Ohio eye damaged circa...

We had two in a C-130 in Ohio eye damaged circa 2014. Amslar grid test holes, real damage.

Crossing north Egypt on a clear night years back, you'd be lit up 100 times. One or two would be much...
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