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Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By digidocs
There's nothing wrong with solid state current...

There's nothing wrong with solid state current sensing, but I think I'd go with a different style.

Something more like...
Forum: GPS 02-05-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By digidocs
I too was bummed to find out that the quick...

I too was bummed to find out that the quick navigation feature is not in the GTN update. That would be really neat! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,912
Posted By digidocs
Great post Jim! Question: How far did you have...

Great post Jim!

Question: How far did you have to hear the alternator down to get to those wires?

Maybe it would be possible to put some silicone or other vibration damping material on them to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By digidocs
I bet VAL would be worth...

I bet VAL would be worth checking:
https://www.valavionics.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By digidocs
Hangar situation at KAPA?

Hi VAF,

It's possible that we'll be moving up to central or southwest Denver in the reasonably near future. What are the hangar options at Centennial?

I figure space will be pricey, but are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,042
Posted By digidocs
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,042
Posted By digidocs
"Rivets" indicates whether rivets were included...

"Rivets" indicates whether rivets were included in the pad package or not. The Matco pads have been installed with "not included" rivets. The other pads are sitting next to it for comparison.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,042
Posted By digidocs
Arrow Brake pads compared - Matco, Rapco, APS

I recently bought three sets of brake pads from Matco, Rapco, and APS to get a better idea of how they compare to each other. I was halfway expecting that they would be virtually identical, but they...
Forum: Safety 11-08-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,722
Posted By digidocs
The conditions for icing are very predictable, if...

The conditions for icing are very predictable, if there is visible moisture and the temperature is near or below 0C, ice can form. It's easy to anticipate and avoid this scenario!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,920
Posted By digidocs
I had a very similar experience at the Dynon tent...

I had a very similar experience at the Dynon tent several years back. The salesman really didn't take the time to show me the system in the way that Garmin did. It was a definite turn off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,009
Posted By digidocs
I've found that some "Doc in a box" places will...

I've found that some "Doc in a box" places will do BasicMed. It's another option if your regular doc has heartburn.
Forum: Flight Testing 10-28-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,740
Posted By digidocs
How about getting the DAR or FSDO to approve your...

How about getting the DAR or FSDO to approve your airport/test area and then not saying much about it at the airport. It's only 40 hours, I'd be surprised if anyone even noticed.

If they do ask,...
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,807
Posted By digidocs
FYI, I talked with David of MotoPod a couple of...

FYI, I talked with David of MotoPod a couple of weeks ago about pod availability. He is hoping to get production up and running again next year.

If you're interested in a pod, it might be worth...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By digidocs
Maybe a drill press or milling machine setup?

Maybe a drill press or milling machine setup?
Forum: Flight Testing 10-09-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,900
Posted By digidocs
Keep in mind that you might run into a variety of...

Keep in mind that you might run into a variety of systems and mechanical issues during phase I that may require head scratching and tinkering to resolve. This can take a lot of time.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By digidocs
Hi togaflyer, Do you have these extra springs...

Hi togaflyer,

Do you have these extra springs installed?
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By digidocs
I've definitely seen issues with the linings...

I've definitely seen issues with the linings cracking. Replaced the steel lining plates and the sliding pins/bushings at Matco's recommendation. Maybe this is better but it's not clear that's the...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,457
Posted By digidocs
Heinrich, It's really neat to see someone flying...

Heinrich,

It's really neat to see someone flying a system of their own design. Would you share some more pictures and information about your system?

It looks like you have an accessory case drive...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,106
Posted By digidocs
Randy, As a sanity check, how about pushing in...

Randy,

As a sanity check, how about pushing in the mixture and the throttle to see if the pressure goes away? Is it possible that your system holds pressure very well after shutdown?
Forum: Safety 09-28-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By digidocs
Sensorcon CO Inspector

Another great product is the Sensorcon CO Inspector. It's an industrial grade device and I know several pilots using it. It shows CO concentration accurately down to 0ppm, responds in <20 seconds,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By digidocs
Question Serviceability of 10 y/o yellow tagged mag?

Question for the VAF braintrust:

When looking for a spare mag to keep on the shelf, I came across a clean mag that had been yellow tagged about 10 years ago. Is there a reason that this mag would...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By digidocs
Lots of flying RVs built with standard speed...

Lots of flying RVs built with standard speed electric drills out there. One big point in your favor is that the shank of a solid rivet expands when driven and thus fills out the hole.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,801
Posted By digidocs
Check out the California Air Tools CAT-1P1060S...

Check out the California Air Tools CAT-1P1060S compressor---I have one at the hangar and I think it's quiet enough you could get away with it in an apartment. You can easily have a conversation with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,344
Posted By digidocs
I would also enjoy the ability to select regional...

I would also enjoy the ability to select regional radar only on the main map page (or have it follow the setting from the WX page). I find myself frequently switching back and forth between the WX...
Forum: Northwest 09-14-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By digidocs
Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll postpone...

Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll postpone and make the trip another time---perhaps this spring will be nicer on many fronts!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,934
Posted By digidocs
From this thread I have learned that you guys are...

From this thread I have learned that you guys are way more committed to flying than I am. I would never have imagined catheters and urine sacks as a flight bag accessories!
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-10-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By digidocs
Check out the UMA Sending Unit P/N 1A3-4. It...

Check out the UMA Sending Unit P/N 1A3-4. It screws onto the accessory case tach drive port and provides pulses for your engine monitoring...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,286
Posted By digidocs
Hi Steve and Tom, Can you share the filter area...

Hi Steve and Tom,

Can you share the filter area specs on the filter that is used in the inline option?
Understand that you're up against space constraints, but compared to the filter recommended...
Forum: Northwest 09-06-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By digidocs
Question PIREP requested for SEA/FHR weather in early October

Hi VAF,

I'm considering a RV trip up to the SEA/FHR area in the first or second week of October. Is this a time for feasible flying weather or will it be getting rainy and icy that time of year? ...
Forum: GPS 09-03-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By digidocs
Tom, This is a great point! It would be awesome...

Tom,

This is a great point! It would be awesome if the GTN 625 knob would zoom. Seems like a simple yet very valuable feature.

David
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-21-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By digidocs
Definitely Jet Center Santa Fe. Really great...

Definitely Jet Center Santa Fe. Really great people and went above and beyond to be helpful on multiple occasions. Lobby is very charming as well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By digidocs
Local ground will be fine. Just do it correctly....

Local ground will be fine. Just do it correctly. Here is what Aero-Electric has to say on the subject:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,265
Posted By digidocs
I talked to Tempest about installing the pump and...

I talked to Tempest about installing the pump and they claim that you can actually reach in the L mag hole and hold the plunger up with your hand (where it contacts the camshaft). Not verified, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,344
Posted By digidocs
Add another one for the tire pressure!

Add another one for the tire pressure!
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,637
Posted By digidocs
Thanks for all the great reports so far!

Thanks for all the great reports so far!
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,637
Posted By digidocs
Arrow Andair pump PIREPs?

Any PIREPS good or bad on the Andair fuel pump that Van's is using in the RV-14? Thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: Reviews 01-02-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By digidocs
Do you have the contact info for the SL40 repair...

Do you have the contact info for the SL40 repair guy? That would be good to know.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By digidocs
I had good look with the square base stick on...

I had good look with the square base stick on wire tie mounts as long as I did the following:

- Remove existing foam/adhesive pad (peel off)
- Rub base of anchor on coarse sandpaper to remove any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,251
Posted By digidocs
I have a lot of RV-10 experience and in your case...

I have a lot of RV-10 experience and in your case I'd recommend the Bonanza. It'll get you flying right away and will be a reliable honest airplane with lots of room and a big baggage door.

If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By digidocs
Arrow Dead SlickStart to take apart and share?

Hi VAF,

Does anyone have a dead SlickStart module that they'd be willing to donate for a photographic teardown here on VAF? I long been interested in what's inside of these and maybe other folks...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By digidocs
Peter, On the valve I looked at, the second...

Peter,

On the valve I looked at, the second o-ring just forms a static seal between the top and bottom of the housing.

Hope that helps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By digidocs
For future reference, it appears the "newer...

For future reference, it appears the "newer style" Van's fuel valve has two o-rings. The one I looked at appeared to use a size 011 on the shaft seal and a 018 on the housing seal.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,013
Posted By digidocs
Hey Tim, Maybe you could post some pictures of...

Hey Tim,

Maybe you could post some pictures of each unit to aid in identifying their respective origins?

FWIW, I have heard that the Plane Power OEM is Unipoint. However, I haven't been able to...
Forum: Interiors 10-29-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,085
Posted By digidocs
Those are both excellent resources, thank you. ...

Those are both excellent resources, thank you.

The one I remember was a bit more "simple"---it essentially was about making 2D panels that had been cut to fit various fuselage locations.
Forum: Interiors 10-28-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,085
Posted By digidocs
Question Looking for old DIY interior panel thread...

A few years back I swear I saw a really great thread on how to make up your own interior side panels with backing boards, foam, and cloth/leather. The author (maybe Tom Martin?) had some great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By digidocs
Arrow Experience with Weldon fuel pumps?

Hi VAF,

Does anyone have experience either positive or negative with Weldon brand FI boost pumps?

The 18000 and 8163 models look interesting for RV use.

Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By digidocs
Question O-ring sizes for Van's fuel valve?

Hi VAF,

Anybody know the two o-ring sizes for the newer "delrin cone" Vans fuel valve? Would like to order those pre-disassembly.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,210
Posted By digidocs
Tandem seating for the RV jet please!

Tandem seating for the RV jet please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,026
Posted By digidocs
Question about the airframe: Have you guys every...

Question about the airframe:

Have you guys every had any damage to the wing, tail, etc. leading edge paint from heavy rain?
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By digidocs
Check out 7B3 Hampton airfield. Very quaint,...

Check out 7B3 Hampton airfield. Very quaint, food on field, and right in town.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By digidocs
Loctite? Liquid Thread Sealants Properties...

Loctite? Liquid Thread Sealants
Properties Chart:

http://ecatalog.mecampbell.com/contentonly.aspx?file=customerpages/specpages/LOC21453.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By digidocs
FWIW... I've measured the floor of the tunnel...

FWIW... I've measured the floor of the tunnel where the gascolator would attach at around 160F if I remember correctly. This heat could potentially take an Aerolab setup closer to vapor lock than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By digidocs
How to remove baked on intake gaskets?

What are your favorite methods and tools for removing baked on cylinder intake gaskets?

Those little buggers are hard as a rock and the access is somewhat limited!

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By digidocs
1200 mag with open coil primary?

Hi VAF,

It seems I've come across a Bendix 1200 series magneto with an open primary coil. Has anyone seen this failure mode before?

It seems strange to me that the primary side of the coil would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By digidocs
Garmin database discounts?

Does Garmin run any database specials during Oshkosh? Would be interested in GTN and G3X data. Won't be able to make it to the show unfortunately.

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,697
Posted By digidocs
Crushing it.

Crushing it.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,143
Posted By digidocs
This is awesome! How much ground clearance do...

This is awesome! How much ground clearance do your wheel pants have?
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,788
Posted By digidocs
I like 1120A411. Just checked and it's a valid...

I like 1120A411. Just checked and it's a valid part number.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By digidocs
Just FYI, -10s have bigger wheels... 5.00x5-6...

Just FYI, -10s have bigger wheels... 5.00x5-6 nose, 15x6.00-6 mains.
Forum: Safety 05-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,825
Posted By digidocs
Hi Todd, Just curious, what don't you like about...

Hi Todd,

Just curious, what don't you like about the Cirrus?

To your original question---I wore a parachute during a significant portion of my phase 1 and thought it was a bit uncomfortable. A -10...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-04-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,447
Posted By digidocs
Question Gaston's with pants?

Hi VAF,

Anyone flown into Gaston's recently? Did you leave your wheel pants on? I'd hate to fly in with pants and have to leave without! :eek: (-10 here.)

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By digidocs
That looks great! Thanks for all the quick...

That looks great! Thanks for all the quick replies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By digidocs
Question Fitting that snaps on/clamps on brake bleeder nipple?

Hi VAF,

Does anyone know of a fitting that will snap on/clamp on to the brake bleeder nipple fitting?

I've been using a length of hose but it pops off all the time and makes a mess. Brakes are...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,120
Posted By digidocs
FWIW: I think the even smaller/cheaper HF 60346...

FWIW: I think the even smaller/cheaper HF 60346 hoist works well, too.
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