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Forum: Safety 09-16-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,379
Posted By MarkW
I was thinking along the lines with Tom as I rest...

I was thinking along the lines with Tom as I rest my hand on top of the Ray Allen grip with trim. On occasion I hit the trim switch.
Then I remembered that if you hit the trim it turns off the AP and...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,560
Posted By MarkW
Dan's suggestion of Triple Tree is a very good...

Dan's suggestion of Triple Tree is a very good one.
My wife is not big on flying but to visit the grandkids or the Bahamas she is good. We did the trip to TT one year to camp and she had a blast....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By MarkW
For the OP, I think there is an option for a...

For the OP,
I think there is an option for a longer engine mount to get the weight further forward. i.e. RV-9.
I am thinking that mine is a little longer than some. That would allow the lighter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By MarkW
I bought a IO-320 Titan in 2013. Nothing special...

I bought a IO-320 Titan in 2013. Nothing special other than fuel injection and p-mags. It was dyna'ed @ 168 hp. I would assume higher compression pistons would get you close to 180 hp. Some port work...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611
Posted By MarkW
Any time I had high voltage it was a bad...

Any time I had high voltage it was a bad connection with the field wire.
When the external regulator does not sense good voltage it just increases the output voltage of the alternator.
Forum: Safety 06-09-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By MarkW
All very good info. Thank you very much. I am 62...

All very good info. Thank you very much.
I am 62 this weekend. I was told a few years back that I had the start of cataracts. I guess we all have some clouding at this age. This doctor searched hard...
Forum: Safety 06-08-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By MarkW
Lasik or lenses replacement

While flying I need readers but have to wear them like bifocals.
For years I have been wearing readers but my distance sight has gotten worse.
Always figured I would get Lasik so I finally went to a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,963
Posted By MarkW
Ethanol is alcohol which is hygroscopic. (Absorbs...

Ethanol is alcohol which is hygroscopic. (Absorbs water)
Shelf life is short.
Ethanol free lasts much longer.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-19-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By MarkW
I can't believe you would cover a memory like...

I can't believe you would cover a memory like that.
I use a sharpie to write the name of the person that was bucking during that session. On the inside of coarse.:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By MarkW
That one stumped me too. I assumed he meant...

That one stumped me too. I assumed he meant decreased gap with heat. I would like to understand if I was wrong all these years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,144
Posted By MarkW
After this thread I started the book yesterday on...

After this thread I started the book yesterday on Audio and it has been very good so far.
Other than my RV, the A-10 in my favorite. (well maybe the Mustang first)
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,667
Posted By MarkW
I find using the published wind speed and...

I find using the published wind speed and direction to be about useless. I have had times I landed easily in mid 20's and had tough times in the mid teens. Close to the ground, behind trees, behind...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,029
Posted By MarkW
John, I have a IO-320 and a firewall mounted oil...

John,
I have a IO-320 and a firewall mounted oil cooler. I used 3" sct due to the clearance through my engine mount. I had problems cooling from day 1. I re-engineered the scat tube take off and oil...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-25-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By MarkW
That time of the year the fronts are our biggest...

That time of the year the fronts are our biggest issue. If you are able to time it between fronts you will be fine.
No time of day is better since you would not have to deal with our summer afternoon...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,362
Posted By MarkW
I am not sure that it is an FAA requirement for...

I am not sure that it is an FAA requirement for aerobatics but it is one for IAC if you want to compete.

This may not seem like a big issue while building but competition aerobatics is a blast that...
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,193
Posted By MarkW
I fly a fixed pitch prop but enjoy the...

I fly a fixed pitch prop but enjoy the conversation as well as the pictures.
Can you provide a picture of a properly greases hub. I would assume only slight grease in the hub and mainly on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By MarkW
Here you go. Oops. invalid file. Don't know how...

Here you go.
Oops. invalid file. Don't know how to send a .dwf without posting to a URL.

If I had an email to send it to.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By MarkW
Not a fan of the Nest but there are many internet...

Not a fan of the Nest but there are many internet based solutions available now. One that would fit his other needs is one with Geo-fence. You can set a perimeter for when your phone enters the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,408
Posted By MarkW
I am shocked at some of the uninformed posts on...

I am shocked at some of the uninformed posts on this subject. I am usually awed at the intelligence level of the typical RV builder.

In my industry, we have had three price increases this year and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,768
Posted By MarkW
Larry, I am thinking if the spade terminal on F...

Larry,
I am thinking if the spade terminal on F was causing a resistance it would cause the alternator to increase voltage.
I have had this happen.
So I don't know that you replacement of the spade...
Forum: Florida (South) 12-03-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By MarkW
I believe I bought it at the local auto paint...

I believe I bought it at the local auto paint supplier that sold PPG.
In your area try Automotive Paint Suppliers.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,066
Posted By MarkW
I ordered both as the lead time on the engine was...

I ordered both as the lead time on the engine was 3-4 months back in 2013.
I had the panel finished just in time to hang the engine and start the CHT, EGT, temp and pressure wiring.
I would say do...
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,325
Posted By MarkW
Reading this post I started putting the pieces...

Reading this post I started putting the pieces together and realized this happened recently at my home airport. I was not around and had been wondering what happened. Thanks for the post.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By MarkW
Welcome, Yes the fuselage is the same between 7...

Welcome, Yes the fuselage is the same between 7 and 9.
Keep in mind there many build's changes done that alter the fit.
Many make the panel an inch lower, seat are set and adjusted different and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,863
Posted By MarkW
Very nice race Skylor. Excellent coverage by the...

Very nice race Skylor.
Excellent coverage by the film crew as well.
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,800
Posted By MarkW
I am with BillL, what the heck. A couple of years...

I am with BillL, what the heck.
A couple of years ago I had ordered some small 2 dollar part from E-bay and it shipped direct from China within 3 days for no freight.
I just sent a warranty fuel pump...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-07-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,810
Posted By MarkW
RIP Jan, Got a RV transition and BFR from him in...

RIP Jan,
Got a RV transition and BFR from him in 2013.
Can't believe he didn't yell at me when I kept bouncing his RV-6.
First instructor to teach me a very valuable accelerated stall.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,078
Posted By MarkW
If I remember correctly, my Garmin GDU-370 using...

If I remember correctly, my Garmin GDU-370 using the Van's plates has the Princeton converters that I bought from Dynon. That was back in 2013.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,996
Posted By MarkW
OK I think Ross's may be the best idea yet to...

OK I think Ross's may be the best idea yet to measure CFM but wouldn't submerging the bag require enough down force to pressurize the content to the point it would shrink.
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,881
Posted By MarkW
Very well done. I had assumed after the Italy...

Very well done. I had assumed after the Italy video that a water landing was an automatic flip. The Italian pilot did an excellent job as well.
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,176
Posted By MarkW
I have a Catto three blade with the NLE from...

I have a Catto three blade with the NLE from 2013.
So far no issues and I would not have a composite prop without the NLE.
I fly in a lot of rain and damage would be significant without.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,996
Posted By MarkW
I also was wondering why Greg did not show his...

I also was wondering why Greg did not show his work:)
I was spending my moment thinking how I would measure the flow.
Russ's idea is a good one but I am with DMN that it would not work great.
Things...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,487
Posted By MarkW
Double cut snips are my choice for distortion...

Double cut snips are my choice for distortion free.
https://www.malcoproducts.com/category/sheet-metal-snips/aviation-snips-double-cut-max2000/
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,194
Posted By MarkW
Dwight, I think you missed the point of DanH when...

Dwight,
I think you missed the point of DanH when he talks about providing supporting documentation.
We are better Experimental aircraft builders and owners if we do not take the spoken word as fact...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-10-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,258
Posted By MarkW
JSLOW, Tail wheel RV-9's are the bomb. If you go...

JSLOW,
Tail wheel RV-9's are the bomb.
If you go that way get me your tail # when you get it.
I am keeping a list of RV-9's.
Only about 30-35 in the world that I have found.

I wanted the 9 for IFR...
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,157
Posted By MarkW
When I used the FAA site for Notams I find that...

When I used the FAA site for Notams I find that your runway notam is domestic and not ICAO.
I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Maybe miss-filed or the settings in you G3X only pick upp the...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,194
Posted By MarkW
Did not see the presentation but I wonder if it...

Did not see the presentation but I wonder if it was more about shock cooling since ROP adds cooling to an already low load phase of flight?

Sorry I fly mostly LOP and don't so much believe cooling...
Forum: Propellers 07-29-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,419
Posted By MarkW
Just to pile on here. If you don't have wheel...

Just to pile on here. If you don't have wheel pants and fairings you will also not get good speed/ RPM.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By MarkW
Hey Todd, I ordered a pair from Stein after...

Hey Todd,
I ordered a pair from Stein after getting the part # from Garmin a couple of years ago.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-08-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,724
Posted By MarkW
I have the RV-9 taildragger and no steps so I may...

I have the RV-9 taildragger and no steps so I may be wrong but the steps are not part of the standard kit. They are a (I forget what Van's calls them) accessory. So the instructions are probably a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,609
Posted By MarkW
Just a question to help with troubleshooting. The...

Just a question to help with troubleshooting.
The data I reviewed would indicate the FF is probably at a higher number than reported and not that the FF has truly dropped.
However an easy test or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,250
Posted By MarkW
I think maybe the answer you are looking for is...

I think maybe the answer you are looking for is that the 9 is considered to be a little more stable. It has a slower roll rate and a slower stall speed.
Therefore often considered a better IFR...
Forum: Interiors 07-05-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,162
Posted By MarkW
This, I used the LED white strip under the...

This, I used the LED white strip under the glareshield on a dimmer. Love it.
Forum: Florida (Central) 07-01-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,930
Posted By MarkW
Sorry I can't be of a great deal of help but am...

Sorry I can't be of a great deal of help but am local. I am south of DAB and prefer KEVB but have never used the FBO at either location. Either Airgate at EVB or Sunrise @ OMN. I think OMN would...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-29-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,395
Posted By MarkW
I found that the best planning goes out the...

I found that the best planning goes out the window after departure. I used to always plan a Westerly and Easterly route so I could pick what I needed due to weather. I have almost never used much of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By MarkW
I believe the problem you are referring to was...

I believe the problem you are referring to was one of the issues with 12.10 that a few people have mentioned since it was released.
I understand there were a few other problems as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,435
Posted By MarkW
Every time I have a strong headwind I thank...

Every time I have a strong headwind I thank goodness for not flying a 172.
Well, and maybe every other time I fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,764
Posted By MarkW
Wouldn't miss it.

Wouldn't miss it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,368
Posted By MarkW
I have the cute yellow ones and they are 1-1/2"...

I have the cute yellow ones and they are 1-1/2" angle.
I have problems getting them in when the tire pressure runs below 30 psi.
Good indicator of when to add air.

I always have the linemen...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,368
Posted By MarkW
Hey Dan, Gotta ask. What do you do for chalks...

Hey Dan,
Gotta ask. What do you do for chalks when visiting a ramp? I carry a small set of chalks as most FBO's don't have anything small enough.
However I bet I have 1" - 1-1/4" clearance.
Doesn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,629
Posted By MarkW
The OP has an interesting question. As I see it...

The OP has an interesting question.
As I see it the filter is a media filter only. It does not treat the oil.
Therefore the dirtier it gets the better it works. The dirt becomes a filter in itself....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,263
Posted By MarkW
Nice trip to see friends in NC. Flew Friday to...

Nice trip to see friends in NC. Flew Friday to KSPA into a 30 kts headwind. Thank goodness I don't fly a 172. Perfect weather both directions and good time with friends.
2:45 flight rather than a 10...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,229
Posted By MarkW
One of my better learning moments was two years...

One of my better learning moments was two years after primary when Jan Bussell introduced me to accelerated stalls during transition training. Can't believe I went two years with instructors before I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By MarkW
Sorry Larry for the late response but seems like...

Sorry Larry for the late response but seems like others have answered.
I remember now, I do get the warning on my GTN650 now. It will be good to get rid of it when the next update comes about.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By MarkW
I did the 12.10 update in November without...

I did the 12.10 update in November without issue.
I did see the posts you are refering to and I was thinking it was related to a LRU I don't have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,643
Posted By MarkW
Many builders that start building find it hard to...

Many builders that start building find it hard to both fly and build. Hard to balance life, building and staying current.
Building ahead of the PPL isn't a bad idea since you will have more time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,556
Posted By MarkW
Hi Joe, I should spend some time researching this...

Hi Joe,
I should spend some time researching this before replying but short on time.
I ASSUMED that amateur built means any amateur. Not necessarily the one registering the plane. So as long as it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,556
Posted By MarkW
I haven't really seen it mentioned but you eluded...

I haven't really seen it mentioned but you eluded to it with your comment.
A log book, pictures or blog is mostly for getting your Repairman's certificate.
I don't think the DAR really cares who...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,414
Posted By MarkW
I had the Duckworks Par 36 bulbs so changed to...

I had the Duckworks Par 36 bulbs so changed to the Whelen LED.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/el/ledlighting_whelen/whelenparplus362.php
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,127
Posted By MarkW
Interesting. I have many times flown over...

Interesting. I have many times flown over controlled airspace and though I should check in. Just in case they need me out of the way but the couple of times I have, they seem annoyed I was wasting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By MarkW
I still like my Non-touch but Brantel did this...

I still like my Non-touch but Brantel did this conversion back in 2014.
He documented it well.
You might even contact him directly. He would be very...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,244
Posted By MarkW
I know the Starship launches are special but we...

I know the Starship launches are special but we are a bit spoiled here in Florida with launches as many as three a week.
I step out in the back yard and watch many of them..
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,055
Posted By MarkW
Have not flown the Bahamas since they shut it...

Have not flown the Bahamas since they shut it down (Covid). I used to have an Overflight since Sanford, FL. (KSFB has a CBP facility but Ft Fierce has been easier.
I have 8" numbers and have never...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By MarkW
I would think with the EFII that the MAP sensors...

I would think with the EFII that the MAP sensors are part of the EFII so you will not need the manifold for that. I would also think but not sure that there is a separate place to get the FP like...
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