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Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,864
Posted By climberrn
Mounted mine between the throttle and prop knobs....

Mounted mine between the throttle and prop knobs. Stein sells a nice one that is small, and 2 separate poles for 2 devices. It takes more force to push it than you would expect, and has a solid click...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By climberrn
Wonderful video. Thanks for posting.

Wonderful video. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By climberrn
Tried calling flight service a few months ago to...

Tried calling flight service a few months ago to cover my butt just before a POTUS TFR at our airport. Spent 20 minutes going through menus and on hold and gave up. Flew anyway after getting a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By climberrn
I put one on my 7A a couple months ago. Works...

I put one on my 7A a couple months ago. Works great. Was able to get a 9Ē one on in the stock location. Noticeable increase in heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,195
Posted By climberrn
Ive been asked that question numerous times. Best...

Ive been asked that question numerous times. Best answer yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,195
Posted By climberrn
If you think the purchase of the FWF kit will be...

If you think the purchase of the FWF kit will be your final big purchase, good luck with that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,482
Posted By climberrn
SOOOOO true!

SOOOOO true!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,482
Posted By climberrn
A car guy at our airport bought a tiny, airworthy...

A car guy at our airport bought a tiny, airworthy (Barely) plane for $6,000 a few years ago. He hung it in his hangar to get the airport authority off his back. I think thats wrong on many levels,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,072
Posted By climberrn
My 7A was about a year from completion when I got...

My 7A was about a year from completion when I got my PPL. Was flying a rented Cherokee 180 regularly for the last year of the build. That worked very well for me. Was current, and had a great idea of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By climberrn
Yeah. After you see the pics it will seem obvious...

Yeah. After you see the pics it will seem obvious but the description is lacking. I wont be at the hangar for about 2 more weeks. Will get those to you then.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By climberrn
I had the slider piece you mentioned installed...

I had the slider piece you mentioned installed for about a year. The fishing line must have broke and that piece is long gone. Didnít seem to make much difference but worth a try. I find more air...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-23-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By climberrn
As far as I know, there is a waiting list at...

As far as I know, there is a waiting list at KCXP. If i hear of one Iíll forward it to you. Thereís a great RV community at KCXP. Will have to meet up when you get situated. PM contact info sent.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,852
Posted By climberrn
Iím building her a Kitfox. Thatís my story and...

Iím building her a Kitfox. Thatís my story and Iím sticking to it:D.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By climberrn
My -7 has the Matco WE51,...

My -7 has the Matco WE51, http://www.matcomfg.com/WE515WheelExternalCaliperBrake-idv-2349-32.html

Some have Clevelandís so verify first.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By climberrn
I have a -7A so the gear weldment hides my...

I have a -7A so the gear weldment hides my interior lines. The stock location is a straight shot to the tank pickup on the wing. If you move the fuse penetration aft, the bends to get to the tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By climberrn
Several years ago I was flying from KSBA to KSTS...

Several years ago I was flying from KSBA to KSTS up the California coast. Decided to fly lower than I usually do for a desolate coastline and was 5-6K feet for most of it. Over Monterey bay, I...
Forum: Safety 01-07-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,772
Posted By climberrn
Dan, Can you use music like that in your test...

Dan,

Can you use music like that in your test video?
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By climberrn
Not sure about the -14, but with the older models...

Not sure about the -14, but with the older models if you remove the aileron pushrod boots in the wing intersection, the seats will ventilate better than an Escalade!
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By climberrn
I kept all the seat heater wiring, switches and...

I kept all the seat heater wiring, switches and relays in the flap actuator area and shortened the wiring as much as possible. The seat heat high/low switches are on the forward part of the flap...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,499
Posted By climberrn
I replaced one in the transient parking near...

I replaced one in the transient parking near Buffalo NY several years ago. Went in easy. Again a year later in our hangar. No issues. Something that really helped was to grind down the shaft of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By climberrn
Could be an issue with the battery. When it shut...

Could be an issue with the battery. When it shut off did you lose ALL power? The BRS automatically resets after a short time. Battery sounds likely. A call to Kathy at EarthX is in order.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By climberrn
Not a direct answer to your question, but if you...

Not a direct answer to your question, but if you are going to put a -320 and a light prop on your plane, Vans sells a longer mount that places the engine farther out. I suspect you will have aft CG...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By climberrn
600 hours on 8 EMag adapters. No problems.

600 hours on 8 EMag adapters. No problems.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,210
Posted By climberrn
Zack, I see from your pic that you are...

Zack,

I see from your pic that you are rebuilding the VS and rudder. The wings look like they took some damage. How did that turn out?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By climberrn
Another thing to think about is that potential 40...

Another thing to think about is that potential 40 year old aircraft you mention will probably be significantly higher hourly costs to operate. The Rotax is easy on fuel, and a new airplane will need...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 69,469
Posted By climberrn
Good job. And the rest of us complain about...

Good job. And the rest of us complain about waiting for parts. Proud of your accomplishment. Let the well earned fun begin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By climberrn
If you have trouble finding those, or the price...

If you have trouble finding those, or the price is steep, Spruce sells some that work well with those types of cables for about $20. Not nearly as fancy though....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By climberrn
Klein sells an 8Ē crescent wrench that opens up...

Klein sells an 8Ē crescent wrench that opens up to 1.5Ē that works well. I know, I hate crescent wrenches, but for that nut we are talking a little more than hand tight. Have one of those trailer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By climberrn
A bunch of iPhone pics of me building and side...

A bunch of iPhone pics of me building and side notes and dates in the plans book. Started out with a digital camera for the -7. Lots of pics over time with your face in them are hard to dispute who...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,852
Posted By climberrn
Not all. My wife sat in the factory -14 and said...

Not all. My wife sat in the factory -14 and said ďI like ours better, its paid for!Ē Cant argue with that!
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,456
Posted By climberrn
Sling TSI may be an option. The money saved on a...

Sling TSI may be an option. The money saved on a -7 or -9 will buy a lot of gas vs one of those. .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,697
Posted By climberrn
Sure. If you cut into it with a knife, then...

Sure. If you cut into it with a knife, then switch to snips after a hole is made you have little chance of damaging wires.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By climberrn
Any of those will spin your engine faster because...

Any of those will spin your engine faster because they have minimal voltage drop when starting. I have the EXT900 on a high compression 360 with a lightweight prop. It cranks over much better than...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,014
Posted By climberrn
Agreed. My automotive based alternator was fine...

Agreed. My automotive based alternator was fine until it wasnít. Having almost everything electrical in the plane sent off for repair, plane stuck at an airport 5 hour drive from home, not worth...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By climberrn
One thing Iíd suggest is moving the 4 Dynon ďKnob...

One thing Iíd suggest is moving the 4 Dynon ďKnob PanelsĒ around and leave room for an IFR navigator for future upgrades. Once you take up that space, itíll be hard to get back. The Dynon audio panel...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By climberrn
I have the BogiBar and the adapter for a ball...

I have the BogiBar and the adapter for a ball hitch that they sell. Have used it with tugs and golf carts. Works well.
Forum: Reviews 12-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,014
Posted By climberrn
Catastrophic failure of an automotive style,...

Catastrophic failure of an automotive style, switched to B&C 60A belt driven 4 years ago and almost 500 hours ago. Rock solid ever since.
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,547
Posted By climberrn
Responded to your PM. Not sure how the -8...

Responded to your PM.

Not sure how the -8 baffling is different, but my stock intake and stock firewall heat box are unchanged. I originally had the scat tubing run just under the cylinders, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,502
Posted By climberrn
True, but a more comparable plane to the -10 is...

True, but a more comparable plane to the -10 is the SR22, which lists the base price as $630,000

I have never had an SR22 Turbo outrun me below 11K Feet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-16-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By climberrn
The PHAviation motor looks nice. Is it a direct...

The PHAviation motor looks nice. Is it a direct replacement for the stock motor? And is the 11.5Ē stroke length the same as stock? Sorry, just had my panels out for inspection and donít want to pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,502
Posted By climberrn
Two of the main things Iíd walk away from on a...

Two of the main things Iíd walk away from on a pre buy would be corrosion or poor workmanship. Most other things can be fixed (or not), for much less than the certified world.

If your want a...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,547
Posted By climberrn
Turboheat

I have checked pipes annually, (600 hours TT) but noticed some wear under the heat muff this year. Have the stock Vetterman pipes, 1.75OD and recently changed to the Turboheat muff sold by spruce. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,513
Posted By climberrn
OOPS, missed that one. Thanks for posting.

OOPS, missed that one. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,513
Posted By climberrn
I have wanted to fly the Baja peninsula even...

I have wanted to fly the Baja peninsula even before my plane was completed. The border regulations and policies have always kept me away. Hope to someday start making trips down there. Thanks for the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By climberrn
My wife took them all with last years best...

My wife took them all with last years best iPhone. 11 Max Pro. The fisheye lens on it takes some great shots. She has a very nice Canon but rarely uses it in the plane. I get too nervous when the...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,377
Posted By climberrn
When the FP dropped to 0, even for a second, did...

When the FP dropped to 0, even for a second, did your engine stutter? Mine did at 10 PSI. New FP fixed that for a while. About 250 hours later it was fluctuating again bit always remained above 20...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By climberrn
Talking Lake Tahoe Sunset Flight

Decided to take an evening flight with my wife around Lake Tahoe. Ended up being a beautiful sunset. Keep pounding those rivets!
Forum: California 12-06-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By climberrn
A friend landed his Mallard up there recently and...

A friend landed his Mallard up there recently and said it was in great shape, the best shape its been in years. His tires are a little larger than mine. Let me know what you find.
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By climberrn
Simple green (Aviation version), safe for...

Simple green (Aviation version), safe for aluminum. Then use ďAero Wash and WaxĒ after. Both available at your favorite aviation retailer.
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By climberrn
Adding a pull string later is very easy....

Adding a pull string later is very easy. Compressed air can blow a new pull string through quickly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By climberrn
It didnít look too hard. I subscribed to the...

It didnít look too hard. I subscribed to the Rotax Owners site a few months ago. Checked with Lockwood, and the overhaul price was much more than expecting. Thanks for the info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By climberrn
912 ULS carb rebuild

How difficult of a job is it to overhaul the carbs and change the bubbler parts? The engine only has 280 hours on it, but is about 15 years old. Wanted to go through and make sure those are up to...
Forum: California 12-04-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By climberrn
1Q5 PIREP

Any recent runway conditions on 1Q5? Specifically for nose wheel RVís?
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,288
Posted By climberrn
Not sure if itíll ďflyĒ north of the border, but...

Not sure if itíll ďflyĒ north of the border, but in a pinch during the inspection my FAA inspector let some blue masking tape with sharpie writing pass. Keep some on hand just in case you miss...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By climberrn
Iím in. When things settle down of course.

Iím in. When things settle down of course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,046
Posted By climberrn
Not necessarily. I would be willing to put my...

Not necessarily. I would be willing to put my house and a few other things in a trust and self insure the plane if it came down to an $18K quote. Chances are, an accident that injures people on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,359
Posted By climberrn
800 RPM on both of mine.

800 RPM on both of mine.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-22-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,359
Posted By climberrn
Had similar situation several years ago....

Had similar situation several years ago. Alternator failure with 100+ Volt spike. Earth X shut down (temporarily, but I found that out on the ground), both EFIS fried. Multiple other modules fried...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,505
Posted By climberrn
In addition to trim and PTT, I have frequency...

In addition to trim and PTT, I have frequency flip flop, AP disconnect, and AP straight and level. Use all of them regularly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By climberrn
The oversized seals are about 10X the price as...

The oversized seals are about 10X the price as the standard one, but it sure sounds like it was machined for the larger seal. Is the engine factory new with 300 hours or 300 SMOH?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,803
Posted By climberrn
Canít speak for the -12 specifically, but 90% of...

Canít speak for the -12 specifically, but 90% of my safety wire is .032. I have used .025 and .041 on occasion.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,125
Posted By climberrn
I bought one of those tools but it was too...

I bought one of those tools but it was too difficult to use due to clearance issues. A 1 gallon ziplock has worked OK, but Iíve had the best luck with punching a hole in the top of the filter with a...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By climberrn
The highest I ever see in the air is 6-8PPM, and...

The highest I ever see in the air is 6-8PPM, and with proper leaning it is much lower. Any is too much, but that is the best I can get it.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By climberrn
Very rarely use mine, but it is really nice when...

Very rarely use mine, but it is really nice when I have used it. Cable airport in Southern California comes to mind.
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