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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By donwmack
Which joystick for MSFS?

I enjoy using MSFS, but do not like the Thrustmaster joystick. It's too stiff and doesn't give me that RV feel. If you have a joystick you like I'd appreciate hearing about it.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By donwmack
Vans had the answer

Vans had the answer. See attachment
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By donwmack
Fuel Level Sender Wire Bends

I had a leak in my left tank at the fuel level sender. I thought as long as I had the tank off I would replace the fuel level sender (SW F-385B). I was going to use the old sender wire bend and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By donwmack
Looking for a painter in NW Indiana

I had to take a fuel tank off to repair a leak at the fuel sensor. I need to have some of the paint at screw holes repaired. Does anyone know a paint shop in NW Indiana that can do the work?

FYI -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,305
Posted By donwmack
I just ordered one of these units from...

I just ordered one of these units from switcheon.com. They have 2 ($199) and 4 ($299) outlet models.

I like that they deal with the SIM card. The SIM card subscription is included for the 1st year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,305
Posted By donwmack
Thanks. T-Mobile was zero help. I ordered a card...

Thanks. T-Mobile was zero help. I ordered a card from H2O. Hopefully they will hold water :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,305
Posted By donwmack
Remote power switch SIM card

I have a remote power switch in my hangar to control power for my engine heater. It's controlled via text messaging. I was using a T-Mobile SIM card on a text-only plan for $3/month (USA). I let the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By donwmack
Where to mount fire extinguisher?

I have a 5# halogen fire extinguisher in m6 6A. It is mounted between the seats. A few things I don't like about it being there;


Afraid someone getting in/out of the plane will step on the top and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,861
Posted By donwmack
I didn't go with the human heating pad because...

I didn't go with the human heating pad because those all have to be turned on. I am planning on turning the device on only when the temps fall below freezing. The dog heating pad is on whenever it is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,861
Posted By donwmack
Using heated dog warmer in cockpit

Any thoughts on using an electric dog heated pad in the cockpit to keep things warmer? With the -20 winter last year I ended up with a canopy crack. I was thinking of leaving this in the cabin and I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,861
Posted By donwmack
Cheaper unit

I use this that I got on eBay for $46 dollars plus a t-mobile SIM card. I have oil heater that I am using it for.

Cell Phone PDA GSM Wireless Remote Control 3 Socket Power Outlet Smart Switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,553
Posted By donwmack
Garmin Transponder update @ OSH

I heard that Garmin used to provide xponder software updates at OSH. Can anyone confirm either way?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By donwmack
Lewis / Lockport would also work. They have car...

Lewis / Lockport would also work. They have car rentals on site. KLOT. SW of the city.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,468
Posted By donwmack
Information on Exhaust Valve Borescope Inspections

Dean Showalter has a podcast and website named

airplaneownermaintenance.com

He just released a podcast on Exhaust Valve Borescope Inspections. He also created a PDF with lots of good information...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,365
Posted By donwmack
Ipad in the cockpit or on the panel

I have an old Ipad Mini. I am thinking of upgrading to full-size IPAD. The mini is cumbersome enough to hold on my knee. Has anyone installed either a full size or mini in the panel? Would you do it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By donwmack
Question I used that on the backside of the firewall. How...

I used that on the backside of the firewall. How did you attach it to the cowl?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By donwmack
Cowling Heatshield

I have one area on the lower left cowling for my 6A where I can get my current heatshield to stay attached (Heatshield Products). What's working out there?
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,223
Posted By donwmack
Thanks. I didn't see lights on either unit. I did...

Thanks. I didn't see lights on either unit. I did check the wiring to ensure I had power on pin 2 and pin 1 was grounded on both units.
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,223
Posted By donwmack
Didn?t see any lights either. Thanks. That helps.

Didn?t see any lights either. Thanks. That helps.
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,223
Posted By donwmack
I was waiting for something starting with ping......

I was waiting for something starting with ping... on both my phone and iPad and it never showed up. I was asking if anyone knows about how long for it to show up.
Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,223
Posted By donwmack
Uavionics echo / sky power up time

I connected the echo/sky units yesterday. I waited 3minutes for the WiFi to appear. It never did. How long does the unit take to show up? I did verify power and ground to both connectors. I?m using...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 64,721
Posted By donwmack
Unit received from Dallas Avionics

Just received my Echo package from Dallas Avionics. The installation will be a snap. Even included the UAT antenna adapter

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lk95fchfl6da8xl/20171207_182834%5B1%5D.jpg?dl=0
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 64,721
Posted By donwmack
Dallas Avionics Ship Date

When I placed my order with Dallas Avionics I was told it would ship the 10th. I called today because my CC has not been charged and have not received a tracking number. I talked to Sydni at DA and...
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 64,721
Posted By donwmack
Yes I called.

Yes I called.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 64,721
Posted By donwmack
Well I jumped in

I ordered the Dallas Avionics ECHOFIX-KL5 package. They said it would ship on the 10th. I'll let you know.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By donwmack
Andair

Not sure if this the same pump. My pump, filter, and fuel selector are all mounted on this. It is bolted to the front of the spar.

Pic1...
Forum: Reviews 07-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,147
Posted By donwmack
Who makes them?

Who makes them?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By donwmack
Thanks Kurt, I have a switch on the way. I...

Thanks Kurt,

I have a switch on the way.

I hope that fixes it for good or at least until this switch wears out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By donwmack
Paul I only need the rocker switch. I tried...

Paul I only need the rocker switch. I tried emailing you back here and it said your mailbox is full.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By donwmack
Forgot to include that. I do not have a relay...

Forgot to include that. I do not have a relay installed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By donwmack
Help with intermittent Ray Allen Elevator Trim Switch

I have electric elevator trim installed with Ray Allen Servo, LED indicator, and rocker switch. I have had several times where the trim stopped responding. The LED indicator never has a problem. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By donwmack
I grounded the shielded wire under the seats...

I grounded the shielded wire under the seats where the left and right wires meet. I have not had any problem with noise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,963
Posted By donwmack
To stop the part from swinging while painting I...

To stop the part from swinging while painting I attach a wire to a low hole and hold onto it while painting.
Forum: Safety 07-22-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,446
Posted By donwmack
The links to the video no longer work. Is the...

The links to the video no longer work. Is the video available elsewhere?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,947
Posted By donwmack
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,630
Posted By donwmack
Red face Oshkosh 2016 Dinner

I'm trying to plan out my Oshkosh schedule of fun stuff to do. I missed the RV dinner last year due to a conflict and I don't want to let that happen again. Can anyone tell us what date the RV dinner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
Posted By donwmack
Skin

I trimmed and mounted the doubler skin on the inside between the ribs. Only thing on the outside is the rivets. Also made a doubler for my comm antenna. iA friend suggested it because he sees the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,069
Posted By donwmack
I do! I looked all over the place for them on...

I do! I looked all over the place for them on ACS. Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,069
Posted By donwmack
Bulkhead passthru for ignition wires

Does anyone know where I can get a set of the plastic baffle passthru wire seals that are in this thread? One of mine broke today and ACS no longer carries them. Either the light blue or the nylon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 120,629
Posted By donwmack
N708CM My dad and brother helped to build my 6A....

N708CM

My dad and brother helped to build my 6A. My dad passed before it was done. My brother thought of it. My day was born July (7) 08th. His name was Charlie Mack. Sometimes when I am calling on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By donwmack
Fuel pump location

My fuel pump, fuel switch and fuel filter all sit forward of the spar in the middle. You can see the components outside the plane at http://dmack.net/map_cockpit.htm

Installed -...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-16-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,608
Posted By donwmack
sitkaflex

I did mine on my 6A slider. Only whole is for the canopy latch. Takes time, but came out great. Pics are at http://dmack.net/windscreen_glued_1.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,137
Posted By donwmack
RV-6A Exhaust rubbing engine mount

I am looking for ideas because I know someone has been down this road before.

The exhaust on the right side of my 6A rubs against the engine mount. There is not much space to move it to the right...
Forum: Midwest 10-29-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,041
Posted By donwmack
Chicago flying group

Greg,

Another place to check would be with the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club in the chicago area. Pilots in the group are from all over the area.

http://sites.google.com/site/smbcflyers2/
Forum: Midwest 10-26-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,041
Posted By donwmack
chicago airports

i am based at bult field c56 which is in the far south suburbs. hangars are a few years old with heat. you could contact them. Also Lewis University LOT in the sw burbs have people sharing hangers.
Forum: Midwest 10-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,041
Posted By donwmack
Looking for heated hangar

Where about in Chicago?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,280
Posted By donwmack
RV (the big ugly kind) camping

I am renting a class C rv for the first time. It's something I have always wanted to do. And suggestions and recommendations for items to bring with and good places to park at the campgrounds. I plan...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,041
Posted By donwmack
My 18 year old RV-6A is born

It's been too long in coming. I had my inspection this week and N708CM now has a pink slip in it. If I fly to OSH I am not sure where to park it. In the RV section or with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 987
Posted By donwmack
Looking for Chicago area DAR

After way too many years to count I am ready to have my 6A inspected. I am in the south Chicago suburbs and looking for a DAR. Does anyone have one in the area they would recommend? I have the FAA...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 399,478
Posted By donwmack
The mythical RV-5 comes to life! Congratulations.

The mythical RV-5 comes to life! Congratulations.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-18-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 399,478
Posted By donwmack
Painted plane - still in parts

I had my plane painted by a local friend with a body shop.

I fly RC planes for fun too so I wanted a look that was part RC, part antique.<

Hope to be putting the wings on shortly.

Don...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,145
Posted By donwmack
Magneted door not option for Airflow systems

I installed that door and found out months later that it will not work with Airflow Perfromance fuel injection systems. As I remember, with AFP installed it will actually have enough draw to pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,340
Posted By donwmack
Count me in. I had one on my Ercoupe. Looked and...

Count me in. I had one on my Ercoupe. Looked and worked great.

RV-6A Slider, with Engine Inlet Plugs.
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