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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,336
Posted By CopterJohn
dpe assistance available

If anyone in the group has trouble finding a DPE that will conduct a practical test in your RV 6 through 10, don't hesitate to contact me. I am based in Des Moines, Iowa but have traveled when needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,105
Posted By CopterJohn
Thanks everyone

Good to see some familiar names there! Safe flying everyone.
Hope your projecst are going well Walter Tondu and Helicooper.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,239
Posted By CopterJohn
Thanks Mike

Good photos. Very helpful
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,239
Posted By CopterJohn
Update on RV6A rough idle when hot

O-360 (40hrs tt) converted to fuel injection, RSA-5 just OH'd by Airflow Performance, All new teflon lines with firesleeve, blast tube and shroud on fuel pump. Electric pump in tunnel. .028 nozzle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,105
Posted By CopterJohn
40 hours flown off!

It took nearly a year to get 40 hours flown off my RV6A, thanks to a weird disease called Sarcoidosis striking me in April of this year. My building partner, Mindy class got the first flight at 40.6...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,239
Posted By CopterJohn
Solving the mixture issue.

I am 36 hours into my 40 hour test period on my 0-360 with airflow performace injection package. Setup mixture initially last fall for 30 rpm increase at cutoff per Lycoming SB. Ran perfectly until...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 356,160
Posted By CopterJohn
First flight RV6A N763RV at Boone, IA. QB tipup...

First flight RV6A N763RV at Boone, IA. QB tipup started 11-2008 working out of WC Aircraft in Boone where the tips from the pros help a lot. Flies hands off. 174kts tas at 9500.' Whirlwind 74RV...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-03-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,806
Posted By CopterJohn
I am a DPE, RV builder, and do checkrides in EABs...

I am a DPE, RV builder, and do checkrides in EABs The comments here have been excellent. The DPE will have a written plan of action for the checkride, so there are really no surprises and your input...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,118
Posted By CopterJohn
I can't speak for the builder assistance center...

I can't speak for the builder assistance center this aircraft is currently located at, but I can tell you I have rebuilt an RV7A and and RV10 with their assistance, and am close to completing an old...
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By CopterJohn
Thanks everyone... JM

Thanks everyone...
JM
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By CopterJohn
Shim the mount at the ears with washers behind...

Shim the mount at the ears with washers behind the bushing or at firewall?
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By CopterJohn
Help with changeout from Hartzell to WhirlWind 74RV

I have built my RV6A around a Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF that came with my engine off a Husky. Cowling is fit and painted. AD hit my prop, so I splurged and ordered the Whirlwind 74RV based on excellent...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,334
Posted By CopterJohn
Chelton EFIS manual needed

I am providing transition training for a RV10 owner. It has dual Cheltons but no documentation. Google didn't help.
Anyone have a link to the operations manual? copterjohn@gmail.com
Forum: GPS 11-13-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,759
Posted By CopterJohn
For anyone following this thread, Garmin reported...

For anyone following this thread, Garmin reported back to us that this is a software issue across the WAAS platform that will require updates to certified units. They do not expect code revisions...
Forum: GPS 11-05-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,759
Posted By CopterJohn
Radomir is correct

Radomir is correct
Forum: GPS 11-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,759
Posted By CopterJohn
Garmin deemed them non WGS84 compliant. FAA...

Garmin deemed them non WGS84 compliant. FAA regional offices here looking into the lack of notice to airmen.
Forum: GPS 11-05-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,759
Posted By CopterJohn
Some approaches vanished from Garmin

RV Folks,
We aware that GPS approaches to several smaller airports have been dropped by Garmin from the Jepp IFR database. So while you may have a valid paper or electronic chart, the approach will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-31-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By CopterJohn
Pmag update

Appears that the internal circuit board went out. Lost timing resulting in misfiring. Simply isolated it (have one switch per unit) and returned to base on second mag which was smooth and quickly...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-29-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By CopterJohn
Thumbs up Emag/Pmag Factory Support

Had my left PMag 113 act up on a flight Sunday. 396 hours total time. Glad to have a second Pmag running smooth to get me on the ground and sound.

Took off the unit and overnighted to Brad at Emag....
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,851
Posted By CopterJohn
We suffered from fluctuating fuel pressure on our...

We suffered from fluctuating fuel pressure on our RV 10. After replacing the engine driven pump twice, I installed cooling shroud and that was the last of the problems. Rock steady the past 300 hours.
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,212
Posted By CopterJohn
...or no seatcushions in a 6/7/9 and you will be...

...or no seatcushions in a 6/7/9 and you will be fine!
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By CopterJohn
Boone RV Day 2013

Boone Iowa RV Day is June 15th. Coffee and donuts at 8am and lunch at 11am. 2013 tee shirt design on sale now in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,775
Posted By CopterJohn
Screenshot of XM and ADS-B

Top half of image is XM weather near Redwood Falls, MN on XM via GRT Efis. Lower half is same time stamp with ADS-B via Stratus/Ipad. There appears to be an entire thunderstorm missing......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,775
Posted By CopterJohn
ADS-B via Stratus

I am flying with Stratus on the IPAD and XMWX on the GRT HS. The Stratus interface is simple and trouble free (I wish XM had a portable no wire solution for Ipad,) but the ADS-B data has been...
Forum: Midwest 06-14-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By CopterJohn
Boone RV Day Tee Shirts arrived today and look...

Boone RV Day Tee Shirts arrived today and look great. Hope to see many of you on Saturday. This weekend is dedicated to Bob Woolery, co founder of W&C Aircraft who passed on earlier this...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 35,722
Posted By CopterJohn
Great example of the value of the AOA systems to...

Great example of the value of the AOA systems to prevent inadvertent stall/spin. I have been stall testing an RV7A with the AOA Pro now properly calibrated the past two days. Always get the angle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,742
Posted By CopterJohn
I ordered these from Stein for use as avionics 1...

I ordered these from Stein for use as avionics 1 and 2... and two have broken so far. Cheap construction for a $30 switch.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By CopterJohn
Yea, Carlos methodically worked the issue and now...

Yea, Carlos methodically worked the issue and now we are on to the next one! A very good first impression that echoes everyones kudos.
I have AFS 4500/3500 in my other aircraft, and last summer Rob...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By CopterJohn
Carlos at GRT has been helpful. Appears two of...

Carlos at GRT has been helpful. Appears two of the three boxes were wired incorrectly for the serial output switching from the 430s GPS/VLOC functions. VOR was being fed to all despite GPS selected...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By CopterJohn
Thanks Bob, GNS430W/330 with DIGIFLIGHT II VSVG. ...

Thanks Bob, GNS430W/330 with DIGIFLIGHT II VSVG. I have been going through the manuals and wiring. Same issue on ground as in flight.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By CopterJohn
Yea, he got the video on Monday. Waiting to hear...

Yea, he got the video on Monday. Waiting to hear some more ideas from him. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By CopterJohn
GRT Horizon 1 GNAV/VOR battle

I just purchased Walter Tondu's beautiful RV7A with the three pack GRT H1HS pkg. As soon as you select a gps flight plan, the CDI needles on any of the displays and the nav sources boxes in the...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By CopterJohn
RV-10 IO540 Fuel pressure loss on climb

I've seen this issue posted other locations, but never heard of any solutions.
On extended, full tank 120kt climbouts to 9-11kft, the fuel pressure bleeds down from 24 to around 8 psi unless the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,949
Posted By CopterJohn
and for what it is worth

On the helicopters we fly, carb heat is an issue. A tightly sealed system with three inch scat tube directly into the airbox will raise the carb temp 60 degrees or more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,949
Posted By CopterJohn
carb temps

I fly my RV6a in the clouds routinely and the carb heat issue has been a concern. I usually just pull full carb heat anytime the carb temp gets close to freezing to allow for some error. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,580
Posted By CopterJohn
RV heat

I just had the pleasure of ferrying a friends RV6a back from International Falls where the temperatures was -26F. My personal RV has the small single vans heat muff and it is not good too far below...
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