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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By pilotkms
I have a Vetterman 4 into 2. So mine is...

I have a Vetterman 4 into 2. So mine is different. But in case no one with your setup responds, my thoughts having replaced those tubes supplied by Vetterman:
U have the pipes supported by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,322
Posted By pilotkms
Yep. NO sympathy. Build your plane. Fly it. ...

Yep. NO sympathy. Build your plane. Fly it. All complaints, minor or major are forgotten.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By pilotkms
+1 Omega

I agree with RV7AFlyer.
I have over 500 trouble free hours since converting to the Omega Connectors.
Search for this - Erratic CHT and/or EGT ? December 2018. Omega details there.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,419
Posted By pilotkms
Since we have controllers commenting, if ATC says...

Since we have controllers commenting, if ATC says to me, LINE UP AND WAIT, is it ok for me to NOT move and stay behind the hold short line?? This way I can see planes on the approach, rather than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By pilotkms
1Top, 1 Bottom

Like Dave W says above. 900+ hours. Not one issue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By pilotkms
If u get it painted at an aircraft paint shop,...

If u get it painted at an aircraft paint shop, they should be able to deal with either route. I flew for 100 hours/10 months before flying it back to CA for painting.
I Painted the cowling, canopy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By pilotkms
Vents!!!

Make sure u have a vent on each side. Vicís latest YouTube video shows a 9 recently purchased that he has in for maintenance that the original builder OMITTED the side vents. Definitely HOT in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By pilotkms
Mcfarlane

I have all Mcfarlane controls. Like em a lot. Havenít done aerobatics (yet?) but fly loose formation and the micro adjustment on the throttle is excellent for maintaining distance and speed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,329
Posted By pilotkms
RVs Get sold on performance, not talk. Iíd guess...

RVs Get sold on performance, not talk. Iíd guess a majority of us built/bought em without visiting any Vans booth. No need for them to spend excessive dollars.
Forum: Safety 04-04-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,155
Posted By pilotkms
Have u read thru the VPX Installation & Operation...

Have u read thru the VPX Installation & Operation manuals. I think your problem and solution may be there. Very important u know how it works. Been a while, but I believe it handles run away trim...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By pilotkms
Good advice

Iíll take your advice Walt. Too EZ to not do it. Adding it to my CI checklist.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By pilotkms
Fuel Servo Filter cleaned

Doing my CI this week. Precision Airmotive recommends cleaning the internal filter of the Silver Hawk every 25 hours or IF u suspect a problem, depending on what/where u read. This is the first...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By pilotkms
Doesnít look like yours was built to plans. Per...

Doesnít look like yours was built to plans. Per plans, the filter is held in by the aluminum top plate, with 4 or 5 screws. Simple to replace the filter. U do have the plans, right?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By pilotkms
I agree with Sam. Donít lay down. Just have new...

I agree with Sam. Donít lay down. Just have new valve ready to go. Remove the leaky one and quickly place the new one with sealant on the threads. This allows any junk to flow out of the tank and u...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By pilotkms
Sent u a PM.

Sent u a PM.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,674
Posted By pilotkms
RV7A

My method. I change the filters each CI. 900 troublefree hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By pilotkms
Agree with Krea. Almost 5 years & Just passed 900...

Agree with Krea. Almost 5 years & Just passed 900 hours and they still look & feel new. Best bang for the buck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By pilotkms
Eyes wide open

Donít fall into the trap of 3 I know. Each started their build BEFORE me. Their RV kits still take up space in the back of their hangars, untouched for years. They obviously like flying more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,040
Posted By pilotkms
Rock wood - I think u are in the silent majority,...

Rock wood - I think u are in the silent majority, as am I. $20 extra for a year in todays world ??? A pittance.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By pilotkms
Shell 15W-50. With MMO. From the Shell Oil Spec...

Shell 15W-50. With MMO.

From the Shell Oil Spec sheet :
AeroShell Oil W 15W-50 already contains, in the correct proportions, an anti-wear additive equivalent to the Lycoming additive LW 16702;...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By pilotkms
Baffle Mod

Read the BAFFLE MOD thread. Wirejock posted to it today, bringing good history forward.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,346
Posted By pilotkms
No paint. Raw aluminum. Looks great. No weight. ...

No paint. Raw aluminum. Looks great. No weight. No care.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By pilotkms
I replace em every annual. Fly bout 200 hours...

I replace em every annual. Fly bout 200 hours and average about 1 landing per flite hour. Used to keep track, but why. The Matco pad replacement is only $35. Not worth trying to make em last...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By pilotkms
My simple, positive method

I removed the tubes and replaced them with this :
22613
Itís muffler hanging material from The auto parts store. I used 1/4Ē or 5/16Ē bolts with washers to attach to the metal standoffs I made. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By pilotkms
X35

Saint aviation does this at X35 Marion County, near u.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By pilotkms
I use the Dynon SWAP button frequently with 10Ē T...

I use the Dynon SWAP button frequently with 10Ē T and 7Ē.
Itís very simple and fits in my use of the screens the way I fly. Until u fly using the system, I think u are trying to simplify...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By pilotkms
The only warranty I was concerned about was the...

The only warranty I was concerned about was the engine. I bought mine from Aerosport of Canada for this reason. Their warranty starts at FIRST START. Now With 850 hours in less than 5 years and no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,986
Posted By pilotkms
This handle mod may help

Hi David. The DRDT2 makes excellent dimples. Crisp sides and flat lines. U need to get your pressure (cramming force, per 1001001 above) adjusted.
To make it easier, i modified my handle per the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By pilotkms
Fairly simple process

Removed the valve and dis-assembled it. No tools required. O-rings available at ACS. All for less than $4.
From top to bottom:
Metal retaining ring
-11 o-ring
-11 o-ring
-12 o-ring
Metal...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By pilotkms
Saf-Air Quick oil drain valve

Anyone replaced the o-rings in the P5000 ??
Chasing a super-small oil leak. Have the o-rings, getting ready to change the oil.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By pilotkms
800+ hours on my unairworthy (?) RV.

Listen to to Dan & Scott H above. I have 4 A&Ps in my area. They know absolutely NOTHING about Pmags. Theyíll admit it. The E-Mag Air installation manual and their troubleshooting manual have the...
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By pilotkms
Works great

Mine is solid. Hoods altitude +/- 20 ft. Holds heading on NAV mode or HEADING mode. Levels on descents on the #s. Levels after climb the same. Upgraded to latest software - no problems. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,984
Posted By pilotkms
Nother set of data

Short trip this morning.
180 hp, Hartzell BAF.
6500í
2400 rpm, 22Ē mp
160 TAS, 145 IAS
66% HP, 9.4 gph
Recent flite along side an RV8, appeared my TAS May be 4 kts slow.
Iím retired. Not really...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By pilotkms
Iím with Gary & Oliver. Start on fuller tank and...

Iím with Gary & Oliver. Start on fuller tank and leave it their til airborne. Change tank when hi enough and near an airport.
Iím near the departure end of the runway. In warm weather I doubt I...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,597
Posted By pilotkms
GD-40

Panel space required for indicator & selftest button. Circuit board is mounted under the panel.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,597
Posted By pilotkms
+1

For the GD-40. It does a self test at each start up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By pilotkms
How do u drain it ??

This is how I drain the extra quart of dirty oil from mine :
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By pilotkms
Wayne knows oil coolers. Bought mine from him...

Wayne knows oil coolers. Bought mine from him (Pacific Oil Cooler) years ago. 9 row, 8001689. Firewall mounted using the RV10 mount. Rare to see my oil temp exceed 190. And only if extended...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By pilotkms
Its straight & flat aluminum

Rivet on a piece of aluminum, same type & thickness. Regap with paperclips.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By pilotkms
I left mine As-Is.

Rather than modify the metal, I added these delrin ďslidersĒ to each side. I riveted a piece of angle on then bolted the sliders in line with canopy metal. Nice tight fit. Just another option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,534
Posted By pilotkms
2021 Flights

195 hours. Day trips for breakfast or lunch with only 1 overnight stay at Petit Jean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,304
Posted By pilotkms
Love my 7A. Couldnít resist. :)

Love my 7A.
Couldnít resist. :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By pilotkms
Lycoming (Aerosport of Canada) IO-360 M1S. Same...

Lycoming (Aerosport of Canada) IO-360 M1S. Same as M1B except mine has Dual Pmags. Only change due to starter was to cut off unneeded mounting tabs. No change to snorkel on starter side that I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By pilotkms
Maybe this helps??

I think this is the starter u are asking about. Cowl is on so canít verify. I did cut off at least 1 mounting tab. As u can see I had to modify the snorkel, but more for the alternator bracket. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By pilotkms
I have it in my 7A Slider. Iím 6í3Ē and itís the...

I have it in my 7A Slider. Iím 6í3Ē and itís the BEST $$$ spent. Just do it. U wonít be sorry.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-30-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By pilotkms
Yep, allows accountants to be employed and make...

Yep, allows accountants to be employed and make enough money to build and fly an RV. Iím guilty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By pilotkms
RVs fly midweek too

The last time I saw Garyís 6 it was being trailered away from KPXE on its way home to NC25. He had a small incident in September of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,695
Posted By pilotkms
I elected to keep my plane lite. Only used one of...

I elected to keep my plane lite. Only used one of those push button releases.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,905
Posted By pilotkms
$$$

Quit being CHEAP Butch and just get the GPS model.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,151
Posted By pilotkms
I put mine here. But no holes in spar pass thru....

I put mine here. But no holes in spar pass thru. I made an aluminum plate same size. Put 4 countersunk screws with spacers for mounting the controller to the plate. Then 3M Velcro the plate to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,346
Posted By pilotkms
Renewed every year. Updated every month - no...

Renewed every year. Updated every month - no problems. Not a lifetime, just annual subscriber. Works for me & my Skyview
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,910
Posted By pilotkms
Flew loose formation up to Blairsville GA KDZJ . ...

Flew loose formation up to Blairsville GA KDZJ . Tim Goddard in the 8 and Mike Beasley in the LongEZ. Lunch, where else - the Aviators Cafe. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,521
Posted By pilotkms
Cummins ???

U may want to see if Cummins is still making these. I bought mine 5+ years ago. Recent posts here on VAF seem to indicate that Cummins has gone silent. Maybe someone can advise latest info ??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By pilotkms
Velcro

Put a piece of Velcro on the side of a fuel sampler. Also a piece in a convenient, out of the way but EZ to get to spot in the cabin. Saves u from digging in pockets or baggage areas for it. Did...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By pilotkms
CHT /EGT Connectors

Search for this post I did back in Dec 2018 > Erratic CHT and/or EGT ?
I now have almost 800 hours and the Omegas resolved my problems for almost 3 years now. Highly recommend them. Details are in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By pilotkms
Alternator output data, 60amp

Recently switched from PlanePower to B&C Alternator. I have years of Engine data history for my PP flites. Looking for Engine data for those with B&C, specifically AMP data. Would appreciate...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By pilotkms
KIER

No knowledge of your 2. But I did spend the nite at This airport, pronounced Nak-a-tish, 33miles NW of KAEX a few years ago. FF comments indicate still good. Cheap gas, no fees and great service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 23,913
Posted By pilotkms
Parked at Cedar Key KCDK Florida

Just one of our lunch destinations last week. Along with 6A flyer Butch. The RV is perfect as a breakfast or lunch traveler. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,999
Posted By pilotkms
Great flying wx in the East

Flew with Butch to Knoxville on Friday. Then to TripleTree on Saturday.

https://i.postimg.cc/94FGNNTV/04-C00593-ED4-D-4669-A00-D-2-BECD9-B061-B1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/94FGNNTV) ...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-17-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,308
Posted By pilotkms
Just a contrarian

Donít have it. Donít want it. I like how the standard build limits baggage to a size that goes in & out easily. NO suitcases. Small duffel bags only. Keep it light.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By pilotkms
Yes 5.22. I wired per figure 1. Just 2 switches...

Yes 5.22. I wired per figure 1. Just 2 switches that remove power totally from each Pmag. I test rpm drop with these switches at runup. And test the self-powered feature by cutting power on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By pilotkms
I have switches

I use the VPX to test for self power. But I have 2 switches that I use for testing mag drop of each at runup. Works for me. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By pilotkms
Chadís reply

There is a push-tab on the top side of the connector that you push down and then pull the connector from the VPX. Should be able to do it by feel. The bottom of the connector is smooth, and the top...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By pilotkms
Instruction manual is useless for removing the...

Instruction manual is useless for removing the power connectors from the VPX body. Have emailed Chad for the secret. Will post here for future searches.
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