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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By MacCool
It varies from sensor to sensor. Prior to the...

It varies from sensor to sensor. Prior to the recent safety advisory that required switching from the old Kavlico sensors to the new 150 psi ones for both oil and fuel, they were different sensors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By MacCool
Sometimes when writing things on the internet, we...

Sometimes when writing things on the internet, we don't all express our thoughts exactly. Likewise, when reading things on the internet, we don't all necessarily understand what we read exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By MacCool
I have two PC680s in parallel and have had no...

I have two PC680s in parallel and have had no reason to re-think that approach. I canít imagine that any other battery technology would improve things for me or solve a particular problem. Iím not...
Forum: Interiors Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By MacCool
Leather for me…care and maintenance being the...

Leather for me…care and maintenance being the primary driver. RV’s require that both the pilot and passenger step on the seats in order to get in and get out, and even with Allen Nimmo’s exit bar,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By MacCool
The uproar over this post is very puzzling to me....

The uproar over this post is very puzzling to me. I guess we all sometimes read things differently.

Since the post was from an insurance broker that is well-known on this website, I assumed even...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By MacCool
A lot would depend on the device you’re using to...

A lot would depend on the device you’re using to actually read the pressure. If it’s not a simple mechanical gauge, it’s likely to be calibrated to that specific pressure sender. I replaced both of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By MacCool
???...trying to understand what the "shabby...

???...trying to understand what the "shabby come-on" is.

Gallagher is a pretty well-known insurance broker and this is the first derogatory comment I've ever seen regarding them. I've also worked...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-17-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By MacCool
IMHO..."must have". I've never not had it, but it...

IMHO..."must have". I've never not had it, but it certainly seems that the lack of a canopy extension would severely limit access to the baggage compartment and make getting back there for condition...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By MacCool
Iíd check the compressions, check the oil filter,...

Iíd check the compressions, check the oil filter, maybe have it borescoped, and re-sample in 10 hours. I think Iíd start making plans for an overhaul only based on a demonstrable trend, not a single...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By MacCool
I recently had my airplane simply re-weighed. The...

I recently had my airplane simply re-weighed. The weights OTOH were pretty far off compared to 2011 when it first flew and listed in the POH. I combined the exercise with the fact that I needed to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By MacCool
Unlikely as it is that Minnesota would miss a...

Unlikely as it is that Minnesota would miss a taxation opportunity, there is no personal property tax on airplanes. Just an annual registration fee of $100 for any airplane whose value is less than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By MacCool
They're all over the internet in a wide variety...

They're all over the internet in a wide variety of formats. Easiest way to do it is download an Excel w/b spreadsheet for the -9A and plug in the moment arm numbers from your POH. I just use the tool...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By MacCool
Yes, all of those locations work well, but it...

Yes, all of those locations work well, but it depends on what your photographic goals are. I mount an Insta 360 on the topside of the wingtip, a GoPro on the the other wingtip, and another GoPro on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By MacCool
I would never want to have cloth seats in a...

I would never want to have cloth seats in a vehicle where I had to step on them every time I got in or out. My seats are leather, and they clean up nicely with a magic eraser followed by some leather...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,845
Posted By MacCool
Yes. I would use 91-93 octane Aviation-specific...

Yes. I would use 91-93 octane Aviation-specific unleaded fuel in a heartbeat, but only if it was available on the fuel truck at my airport.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By MacCool
Many policies include a Waiver of Subrogation

Many policies include a Waiver of Subrogation
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By MacCool
My broker coincidentally emailed me a few minutes...

My broker coincidentally emailed me a few minutes ago and advised me that it doesn’t harm you to move to a different company as long as you stay with a company that is good for older pilots, which...
Forum: RV-15 08-28-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,413
Posted By MacCool
One Wheels are fine, clever (although expensive)...

One Wheels are fine, clever (although expensive) innovation. Iím an old shredder and I understand the attraction, especially for pilot transportation. Iíve ridden them a fair amount and found them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By MacCool
Insurance question - switch companies?

Iíve been insured with AIG, only for this past year, premium was $1600. I was apprehensive about the renewal since I just turned 70. The AIG rates did rise, about $200, which is fine.

However, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,339
Posted By MacCool
If I was starting from scratch, I would certainly...

If I was starting from scratch, I would certainly go with the Advanced Panel and ACM as a place to start. I'm not sure if the actual EFIS's would end up being Dynon or Advanced but either way, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By MacCool
The discussion went beyond my question and isn't...

The discussion went beyond my question and isn't entirely applicable to my situation, but it was interesting and useful in the broader sense. Sounds indeed like there's a lot of local and situational...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By MacCool
Tip the ramp guys, or not?

Iím a little embarrassed I donít know the answer to this question. At the airport where I hangar my airplane, all the fueling is done from the truck. Iím currently paying $5.97 a gallon, (not that...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,416
Posted By MacCool
For my part, I view it as a non-issue.

For my part, I view it as a non-issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By MacCool
I did exactly that...ran AOA tubing from the left...

I did exactly that...ran AOA tubing from the left wing Dynon pitot through the existing conduit to the fuselage then to the SV-ADAHARS installed on the Van's mount behind the luggage bulkhead...but...
Forum: RV-15 08-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,811
Posted By MacCool
The Javron factory is about 10 miles from here....

The Javron factory is about 10 miles from here. Our local EEA chapter toured there a few weeks ago...those guys are some serious airplane builders.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By MacCool
There are many different fuel and temp proof...

There are many different fuel and temp proof thread sealants, and personal anecdotes notwithstanding (this IS the internet, after all), it's unlikely that any one is much, if any, better than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,011
Posted By MacCool
Have been following MojoGrip's YouTube channel?...

Have been following MojoGrip's YouTube channel? He's details his TSI build pretty well.

https://www.lookupaviation.com/sling-tsi/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sling+tsi+build
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
AOA
Views: 559
Posted By MacCool
My AOA originally used in-wing ports connected to...

My AOA originally used in-wing ports connected to my EFIS (the 4500s supported it). When I upgraded my AFS 4500s to a 5400, I noted that in-wing AOA wasn't supported. I already had a Dynon heated...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By MacCool
If one ordered an airplane kit, any airplane kit,...

If one ordered an airplane kit, any airplane kit, from Van's today, what's the realistic chance that the actual ship date of that kit will happen before all the details of the RV-15 are known?
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,811
Posted By MacCool
I agree. IMHO, Scrappy is a spare-no-expense,...

I agree. IMHO, Scrappy is a spare-no-expense, corporate-sponsored, technology demonstrator and YouTube clickbait. Make no mistake...I've never missed a Scrappy Youtube update and I think the process...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By MacCool
On the 9A, the crotch strap for my Crow harnesses...

On the 9A, the crotch strap for my Crow harnesses bolts between two cross stringers right behind the stick. I found the crotch straps to be a nuisance on my non-aerobatic airplane and never used...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,811
Posted By MacCool
...and maybe some food for thought :)

...and maybe some food for thought :)
Forum: Texas (North) 07-27-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By MacCool
I have no experience with the 12, but I think the...

I have no experience with the 12, but I think the -9A in particular would be an excellent first airplane for a low-time private pilot. I don't know how your insurance company of choice would see it,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By MacCool
Yeah...this one. As to the insertion/removal...

Yeah...this one. As to the insertion/removal tool...get a good one. Metal, not plastic. And have extras...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By MacCool
I'm not a CFI either, so as I read it, the LODA...

I'm not a CFI either, so as I read it, the LODA that I applied for, and received about a week later, allows me to receive flight instruction for compensation in my own airplane (specifically named)....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By MacCool
The fuel flow from my 10 year-old FT-60 has been...

The fuel flow from my 10 year-old FT-60 has been working fine until a few months ago, but now about 80% of the time it works OK, but the rest of the time it intermittently and randomly reads zero (on...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,131
Posted By MacCool
"Right of way" doesn't make any difference...

"Right of way" doesn't make any difference whatsoever (except maybe after-the-fact) when you have a person mowing the runway, mowing the edges, or plowing snow without regard for incoming traffic...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-21-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By MacCool
Absolutely. Hard IFR yesterday...visibility...

Absolutely. Hard IFR yesterday...visibility yesterday at KBRD was 3/4 mile and being outside smelled like being inside a burning house.

It's better today, but northerly winds over the next few days...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-21-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By MacCool
I confess to mixed emotions about the expected...

I confess to mixed emotions about the expected weather during the Airventure week. I would certainly hate for it to intrude on you folks going to Oshkosh, but here in central Minnesota we really need...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,131
Posted By MacCool
This. Doing anything in or around an airport...

This. Doing anything in or around an airport runway without radio communication with airplanes or at least the FBO seems kind of...uh... "unwise" to me.

My little Sporty's hand-held has jacks for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,051
Posted By MacCool
It's been a week since I submitted a LODA request...

It's been a week since I submitted a LODA request email.... no LODA yet. I've never personally dealt with the Minneapolis FSDO but it's only been a week.



EDIT: I swear.....literally 10 minutes...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-18-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,317
Posted By MacCool
As opposed to ground loops. pluses and...

As opposed to ground loops.

pluses and minuses....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-13-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By MacCool
Fagen's Fighters is the most amazing WWII...

Fagen's Fighters is the most amazing WWII aviation museum I've ever seen. It's an awesome story!

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1531082&postcount=1



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Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By MacCool
I suspect that there isn't a little airport in...

I suspect that there isn't a little airport in Minnesota that would tell you "no camping" next to your plane, but you'd likely want something with a crew car and some infrastructure for some...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-13-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By MacCool
I have a Weldon 8163A on the firewall in my...

I have a Weldon 8163A on the firewall in my plane...it started leaking a little about 15-20 tach hours ago and my A&P felt it was unsafe. I bought a rebuilt one from QAA...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By MacCool
Super helpful, thanks. This may indeed be an app...

Super helpful, thanks. This may indeed be an app setting problem. This PAPR was on a flight from KBRD to Anoka on Sunday. Four mile visibility due to smoke. I never really got above 3500-4000 feet,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By MacCool
PAPR question - component fail

RV-9A with Uavionix EchoUAT for ADS-B, Garmin 430W GPS and GTX327 transponder.

I recently upgraded my AFS 4500 EFIS to a 5400. In so doing, I had to install a remote ADAHRS behind the luggage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By MacCool
Yeah, that's the other side of the problem. If...

Yeah, that's the other side of the problem. If there's a claim from a "mishap" while doing flight instruction, the company insuring the plane will cover it, but will subrogate against the flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By MacCool
What if I need him to do my BFR? Or instrument...

What if I need him to do my BFR? Or instrument work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,682
Posted By MacCool
What insurance company?

What insurance company?
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By MacCool
That's what I have. I asked Bryan at Showplanes...

That's what I have. I asked Bryan at Showplanes about it and he was pretty clear that the switch had to be stationary up, center off, momentary down.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By MacCool
I've looked hard at that kit from Showplanes....

I've looked hard at that kit from Showplanes. Looks like it will do exactly what I want, but they told me that I'd have to replace my current rocker switch for my flaps, which would require some...
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By MacCool
I bought the fuel-injected version Anti-Splat bar...

I bought the fuel-injected version Anti-Splat bar before I understood the various FI layouts different builders used. My IO-320 is fuel-injected (obviously), but none of the FI bits are in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By MacCool
Building and flying airplanes are two separate...

Building and flying airplanes are two separate hobbies. I enjoy puttering on cars and motorcycles, but Iím not interested in the day-in/day-out problem-solving over several years that many here find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By MacCool
I got my pilots license over 50 years ago....

I got my pilots license over 50 years ago. "Homebuilt" aircraft was a completely different prospect then compared to now. I had ZERO interest in building an airplane in my garage (still do) and even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By MacCool
Both EFIS’s, the iPad, and my iPhone? Hmmm…..

Both EFIS’s, the iPad, and my iPhone? Hmmm…..
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By MacCool
What are these “map” things that you speak of?

What are these “map” things that you speak of?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By MacCool
A couple of towels from the dollar store work...

A couple of towels from the dollar store work fine, but I rarely bother. One of the nice things about leather is that a little leather conditioner and soft brush cleans the seats up like new.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,132
Posted By MacCool
Door closed on that deal, apparently. You can now...

Door closed on that deal, apparently. You can now buy only two plugs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By MacCool
The answer is, apparently, there's no way to...

The answer is, apparently, there's no way to know....;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By MacCool
More than 20 golf courses in the Brainerd Lakes...

More than 20 golf courses in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota (about 90 minute fight from Houghton). If you want the widest choice, fly into KBRD and rent a car. Otherwise, Cragunís Legacy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By MacCool
i tend to fly in anonymous mode (easily...

i tend to fly in anonymous mode (easily selectable on/off with an app on my phone). Additionally, thereís a substantial lack of ground stations around here and for local flights I usually fly low...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By MacCool
The most confusing thing for me was the wide...

The most confusing thing for me was the wide variety of crimpers, connectors, and pins that can be used. I sorted it out using the hunt/peck method with a lot of help from YouTube and a friend who...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By MacCool
Their deliveries are running into April or May...

Their deliveries are running into April or May 2022.
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