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Forum: RV-10 11-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By Ken Harrill
Windshield Install with Silpruf and FG

We finished the windshield using this process just a few weeks ago. I looked for pics, but did not have any that would be helpful. When you finish the top and sides with silpruf, it will become...
Forum: Interiors 08-03-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By Ken Harrill
Backing for interior panels

Widget,

In my old RV-6, I used a product called Kydex, available on Amazon.

Ken Harrill
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-16-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 81,809
Posted By Ken Harrill
How do the controllers know not to use the backup...

How do the controllers know not to use the backup battery when you open the switches? My concern is how to avoid a “hot” prop, especially without knowing it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Ken Harrill
Carl and Jesse offer good advice and I will...

Carl and Jesse offer good advice and I will eventually upgrade my panel to a current generation EFIS. And as Carl suggests the mounting of the ipad is an issue. I have mine mounted on a ram mount...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Ken Harrill
Otis, I currently fly with the D-100/D-120, GTN...

Otis,
I currently fly with the D-100/D-120, GTN 650, iPad pro. But I have HS34 and TruTrak autopilot. I am very happy with this setup.
Precision approaches are displayed on HSI and the Trutrak...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ken Harrill
No help from here!

After sixteen years and 1900 hours in my RV6, you would think I would be happy and planning an engine overhaul. In addition, my wife just finished her RV-7. But no, I am building a -10 and planning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,251
Posted By Ken Harrill
Ipad in flight

For many years, I have used an ipad mounted to a ram mount ez roller on the deck beside the instrument panel in my RV-6. It gets some cooling from the air vent just below it, so no cooling issues. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,655
Posted By Ken Harrill
Age may not be the primary variant. I may be...

Age may not be the primary variant. I may be older than anyone who has posted on this thread and I have used the ipad since it first came out. The first ones were hard to see mostly because of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-12-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ken Harrill
My RV6 with O-360, CS prop will cruise at 155-160...

My RV6 with O-360, CS prop will cruise at 155-160 kts @ 10,000 ft burning 8 gph lean of peak. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on load. This is at about 65% power.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-24-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By Ken Harrill
Barney, You may want to talk with a SW rep. or...

Barney,

You may want to talk with a SW rep. or aviation paint shop. It is my understanding that Jet Glo should not be buffed out. I would be interested in what you find out. I have some areas on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ken Harrill
Try http://www.automationdirect.com.

Try http://www.automationdirect.com.
Forum: Tools 02-08-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,959
Posted By Ken Harrill
Wipe the tools down with linseed oil. It dries...

Wipe the tools down with linseed oil. It dries completely in a day or so and keeps the rust away for up to a year. I keep a can in my tool box for just this purpose.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ken Harrill
Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,712
Posted By Ken Harrill
Pneumatic Lock

PeteHowell has it right. I have used a lot of auto fuel in my RV6 in the past 13 years, and I have experienced many pneumatic lock events. It can happen with avgas but is much more likely to happen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,441
Posted By Ken Harrill
Please elaborate on the procedure for "tweaking"...

Please elaborate on the procedure for "tweaking" the HP setting.

Thanks for these very informative posts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ken Harrill
Check your engine ground cable.

If the engine is not grounded adequately, when you energize the starter the control cables become the ground wire. The result will be several hundred amps flowing through the cables. This can lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,575
Posted By Ken Harrill
Stormy, The best I have used so far come from...

Stormy,

The best I have used so far come from av-sun.com. The gradient tint plus the "reader" bifocal insert is an excellent combination.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,606
Posted By Ken Harrill
RV6 mod for more room

When building my RV-6 (flying since 2002), I moved the cross member behind the seat back aft 2.25 inches. The vertical members of the bulkhead, along the sides of the fuselage, were modified into a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-03-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ken Harrill
Mine takes about thirty minutes, too. (D-100 &...

Mine takes about thirty minutes, too. (D-100 & D-120)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By Ken Harrill
Basic Backup/Brownout System

This design is derived from Bob Nuckolls's work. In some ways even...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 52,080
Posted By Ken Harrill
Acidity of Oil

Regarding the acidity on aircraft oil, Blackstone Labs published this article a few months ago:
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/Newsletters/Aircraft/July-1-2013.php

Interesting reading, to say the...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,758
Posted By Ken Harrill
Designworks software

I have used Designworks for my electrical drawings with very good results. This software is very easy to learn and use compared to any of the autocad software. See http://www.capilano.com/
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-31-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 147,741
Posted By Ken Harrill
How are the iPad's mounted? The iPads are...

How are the iPad's mounted?

The iPads are mounted using "RAM" mounts that are attached to the deck between the roll bar and the panel. The result is very secure. I don't even remove them for mild...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 147,741
Posted By Ken Harrill
Poor man's panel upgrade!

It's hard to beat the "bang for the buck" that you get by adding a couple of iPads to a 12 year old RV-6!!!

http://oi61.tinypic.com/28kkawj.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Ken Harrill
Tom, I used a 1/4" spacer on my RV-6 without any...

Tom,
I used a 1/4" spacer on my RV-6 without any problem. I am 6' 5" and needed all the headroom I could find.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,806
Posted By Ken Harrill
"the ground stations won't transmit until someone...

"the ground stations won't transmit until someone enables it (which takes a 1090 box to do it)"

Actually, a 978 UAT (Universal Access Transceiver) will also activate the ground station to transmit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,201
Posted By Ken Harrill
I used this product from Jegs - pn: 555-30739 to...

I used this product from Jegs - pn: 555-30739 to provide extra support for the check valve. I only have about 15 hours on it, so it has yet to prove worthwhile.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,983
Posted By Ken Harrill
Yes, this is great information on the Dynon...

Yes, this is great information on the Dynon engine monitor. It is real time and very useful when running LOP with my carbed engine.
I have been using Mike Busch's Savvy Analysis with the Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,039
Posted By Ken Harrill
Helpful pop rivet tool

Here is one way to distribute the pressure on the plexi when pop riveting:
Cut a 1/2" x3" piece of .063 aluminum and make a shallow bend about 3/4" from the end. Drill a hole at the end with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,634
Posted By Ken Harrill
PaigeHoffart makes a good point. There is “vapor...

PaigeHoffart makes a good point. There is “vapor lock” and there is fuel boiling in the carb bowl. I have heard the latter referred to as “pneumatic lock” which is apparently the problem Petersen...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,582
Posted By Ken Harrill
I have similar experience with NavWorx. ...

I have similar experience with NavWorx. Apparently, Bill is overwhelmed with FAA/FCC certification issues. I've had a Navworx unit, of one model or another, in my -6 for over two years. I have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,271
Posted By Ken Harrill
RV6 seat ribs

Lance,
You can accomplish the same result by modifying the -6 ribs. Cut off the top flange of the ribs as needed, fabricate new flanges and rivet them on in the new, lower location. Leave the center...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,418
Posted By Ken Harrill
Exclamation Always Inspect the Oil Filter

I am not going to OshKosh this year, or to Mason City. The engine on
my -6 is on its way back from Bart LaLonde. The engine has 425 hours
on it since Bart overhauled it 3 1/2 years ago. It has run...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By Ken Harrill
Exclamation Always Inspect the Oil Filter

I am not going to OshKosh this year, or to Mason City. The engine on
my -6 is on its way back from Bart LaLonde. The engine has 425 hours
on it since Bart overhauled it 3 1/2 years ago. It has run...
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