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Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Untainted123
I won't question someones tastes, so if you are...

I won't question someones tastes, so if you are doing this because you like the looks/sound/etc then go for it, but...


There is another (actually a couple) prop thread that just popped up yesterday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Untainted123
If you read some of the other airplane forums, it...

If you read some of the other airplane forums, it seems there has been a cottage industry pop up for these heaters.

They have a smaller version (5kw) that people are stuffing into a plastic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Untainted123
Byam Propeller at Meacham (KFTW) did my IRAN...

Byam Propeller at Meacham (KFTW) did my IRAN earlier this year, and I had them repaint it at the same time, total was right at $1100. I do not have the AD hub.

As far as time, it had been 12 years...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,434
Posted By Untainted123
Youíre right Bob, my 2019 AIM says in 1-1-17b2b:...

Youíre right Bob, my 2019 AIM says in 1-1-17b2b: ďDatabase Requirements. The onboard navigation data must be current and appropriate for the region of intended operation and should...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,434
Posted By Untainted123
This is not exactly true, but an extreme hassle...

This is not exactly true, but an extreme hassle if you insist on not keeping it current. AIM 1-1-19 states that flying an IFR approach with an approved GPS ďrequires current database or verification...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,266
Posted By Untainted123
I made my springs a little harder by stacking a...

I made my springs a little harder by stacking a few more washers on the top.

I will add though, on mine, I discovered lots of little friction at various points throughout the "system":

1. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,863
Posted By Untainted123
If you send me the key dimensions, I might get...

If you send me the key dimensions, I might get bored enough to model it up in Sketchup and print one off. Maybe take a picture of it laying on a piece of graph paper with a ruler?

Is the string...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Untainted123
Every So Often

This question comes up every so often. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=205116) As mentioned in other places, make sure you account for takeoff, and after burning fuel in flight,...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,702
Posted By Untainted123
If they don't have the gussets, I still wouldn't...

If they don't have the gussets, I still wouldn't trust them. Mine went from "rock solid" to totally broken off in a short time.

While you have everything apart, it's worth it to do some of the brake...
Forum: COMM 11-14-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Untainted123
Happened to me once, due to having the alternator...

Happened to me once, due to having the alternator switch off (ie running on battery). I would check your bus voltage and alternator output, going to your voltage regulator. In other words, the error...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Untainted123
I don't think dwg 21 has the prop cable length on...

I don't think dwg 21 has the prop cable length on it either, it just specifies where the holes are in the firewall and has a note that says "DETERMINE EXACT LOCATIONS FOR YOUR OWN ENGINE INSTALLATION...
Forum: GPS 10-31-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By Untainted123
The simplest solution is a handheld like the...

The simplest solution is a handheld like the YEASU FTA 550, maybe with an external antenna installed, and if you need it, plug it into a stowed cable end. This would be for true emergency use, not a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Untainted123
When something is free, just remember youíre the...

When something is free, just remember youíre the product, not the customer. In this case, your data is feeding Savvyís artificial intelligence models for finding hidden engine failures, notably their...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By Untainted123
Written by the man himself:...

Written by the man himself: https://www.kitplanes.com/ask-the-dar-86/

Looks like they comply to me:
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Constrasting (maybe the colors blend more in the picture than in person? ;) )
Between wing and...
Forum: Reviews 10-25-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Untainted123
https://youtu.be/ZfVz51O7Qrs

https://youtu.be/ZfVz51O7Qrs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Untainted123
If you mean it has a hard time turning over the...

If you mean it has a hard time turning over the first blade or two, I have seen this when the battery/engine/etc didn't have a good ground or positive connection.

In my old piper warrior, when it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By Untainted123
The one on the left in OP's photo is MilSpec...

The one on the left in OP's photo is MilSpec M39029/63-368 (Orange/Blue/Gray BIN code), the one on the right is M39029/32-260 (Red/Blue/Black BIN code).

They are 2 different connectors, with very...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By Untainted123
In addition, the 2 pins shown have different BIN...

In addition, the 2 pins shown have different BIN color codes. Here is a random website with a decoder. (https://www.dmctools.com/m39029-connector-and-contact-search/)

You can use that decoder to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Untainted123
But then what would you rest your foot on on long...

But then what would you rest your foot on on long XC's and not rudder pedaling? Mine has shiny metal where I rest my foot there :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Untainted123
If you mean the data saved on the SD card (flight...

If you mean the data saved on the SD card (flight log, parameters, engine log, etc) in the G3x, the easiest thing is probably the Apple Lightning SD Card reader...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,937
Posted By Untainted123
I am waiting for Van's to have a distribution/mfg...

I am waiting for Van's to have a distribution/mfg point right next to Aeroperformance/AircraftSpruce here in downtown Ft. Worth, then I think we would have it made!

With Aeroperformance nearby, most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,289
Posted By Untainted123
An Oxymizer type cannula will almost cut the...

An Oxymizer type cannula will almost cut the needed flow rate in half, since as someone mentioned, when not breathing in, the normal cannula is just wasting the O2 out the side of your nose, whereas...
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By Untainted123
HOW it intercepts the original course is...

HOW it intercepts the original course is autopilot dependent/configurable however. On mine, you can choose an intercept angle to the original course, and if this is very shallow and the next WPT is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By Untainted123
I tried this location in my RV-6, but my manual...

I tried this location in my RV-6, but my manual trim caused interference in actual usage, moved it to the suggested Garmin location, on a shelf behind the baggage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,289
Posted By Untainted123
The only thing that really needs to be cleaned or...

The only thing that really needs to be cleaned or degreased from a safety standpoint is the high pressure side, which in my home-brew setup is the end of the regulator that attaches directly to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Untainted123
I saw this many times on our flight club Warrior...

I saw this many times on our flight club Warrior due to corrosion on the ground cable. Cleaning it with wire brush, making sure all ground connections to engine, firewall and battery were clean and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,769
Posted By Untainted123
Location says Rhome, TX, and indeed the N number...

Location says Rhome, TX, and indeed the N number is registered to someone in Rhome, but we definitely don't have mountains and desert like that in Rhome. Might be best to confirm where it's actually...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,334
Posted By Untainted123
You should use the AirPower app mentioned or the...

You should use the AirPower app mentioned or the Lycoming chart to figure out whatever MP/rpm combination is comfortable (vibration, noise, flicker etc) that gives the desired power setting. For...
Forum: RV-3 09-14-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By Untainted123
My understanding is that all of the old "analog"...

My understanding is that all of the old "analog" gauges are simply measuring resistance across a resistor (the sensor) and correlating that to a scale with a needle (the gauge), essentially like the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,884
Posted By Untainted123
Got a private message from williams3...

Got a private message from williams3 (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=33044) saying that someone he knew had what I was looking for, and to contact them at birdsong.s123@aol.com. A...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Untainted123
I think the concern is that the main bus in most...

I think the concern is that the main bus in most airplanes sees a significant voltage drop when the starter is engaged, which is generally considered bad for sensitive electronic equipment. Modern...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-12-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Untainted123
Colleyville is pretty tight under the Bravo, but...

Colleyville is pretty tight under the Bravo, but there are quite a few options for ďRV friendlyĒ airports a bit to the west (I donít live or play on the Dallas side, so someone else might be able to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Untainted123
You say there canít be any inherent comms issue,...

You say there canít be any inherent comms issue, but there might be unreliable comms with that servo that prevent the update from completing, but still allow it to operate.

In the G5 or G3x, there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By Untainted123
Itís just a regular SD card, itís probably...

Itís just a regular SD card, itís probably labeled that way because they have data logging turned on. It writes out a CSV file of the log every so many seconds.

I use mine to do updates also, just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By Untainted123
I had a problem once where I used too-thick...

I had a problem once where I used too-thick grease, and dirt accumulated in the hole the pawl (keystone pin?) and spring retracts into, and it wouldnít come back out after spinning the wheel past the...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-31-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By Untainted123
The cheapest and easiest to find HP airplane for...

The cheapest and easiest to find HP airplane for rent will probably be a Cessna 182. I don't know the Austin area that well (DFW for me), but there are several places to rent from it appears from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,879
Posted By Untainted123
I am just the opposite, I always ask myself "Why...

I am just the opposite, I always ask myself "Why should I have to fly 10 minutes out of my way just to avoid talking to someone?". At Ft Hood, there is the big Restricted area to the north of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Untainted123
I went and did speed runs this afternoon, plugged...

I went and did speed runs this afternoon, plugged them into the kitplanes spreadsheet, I have a calculated IAS correction of +3.9, so thatís part of the answer.

But I discovered something else...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Untainted123
Sounds like step 1 for both Chad (OP) and I is to...

Sounds like step 1 for both Chad (OP) and I is to get the GPS run and know what we what are actually working with re IAS and TAS, and go from there.

I haven't had any other issues with my plane nor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Untainted123
What would be a normal range for an RV-7A? For a...

What would be a normal range for an RV-7A? For a RV-6? I have had people make the comment that my airplane is slow for an RV-6, so I am watching this thread to see if I too am missing something.

As...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By Untainted123
I would think unless the ramp is going to be in...

I would think unless the ramp is going to be in the way of the door closing, it would have to be pretty steep. I have seen people mount a harbor freight electric winch in the back of their uphill...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By Untainted123
What about a bucket or low profile container of...

What about a bucket or low profile container of cement (or a stack of weights from a workout machine or some such), with a ring buried in it, on a dolly, that you roll over to the tail and ratchet...
Forum: GPS 08-27-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By Untainted123
My airplane is IFR GPS only, and I haven't missed...

My airplane is IFR GPS only, and I haven't missed the ILS/LOC/VOR at all in the last 2 years. Outside of world shaking events, the WAAS GPS system is so reliable at this point, I wouldn't install a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By Untainted123
I think you would be ok grounding locally. I...

I think you would be ok grounding locally. I assume this is on a 7, and the plans I think show the fuel pump very near the firewall, so if anything you could co-ground with your engine-firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,559
Posted By Untainted123
As a Reaganite, I trust you, but Iím gonna need...

As a Reaganite, I trust you, but Iím gonna need some verificationÖ

I have never heard that, and a quick search shows thatís itís been debated forever about whether 91.211 actually means total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,559
Posted By Untainted123
That is basically what the research article I...

That is basically what the research article I linked to above did, but without using altitude to bring O2 levels down in the subject (they used some other apparatus to get stable O2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,559
Posted By Untainted123
There was a research paper testing the accuracy...

There was a research paper testing the accuracy (https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/fulltext/2016/08000/the_accuracy_of_6_inexpensive_pulse_oximeters_not.9.aspx) of 6 different OTC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 42,328
Posted By Untainted123
If you have followed this sordid tale, not too...

If you have followed this sordid tale, not too much new information, except for this (37:30 in the video):

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So once again, the football is being held while GAMI takes another swing...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,741
Posted By Untainted123
I believe this is in the plans as 25-02, and...

I believe this is in the plans as 25-02, and appears to come predrilled (referred to as the ďF-01405B Bulkhead Bar Assembliesď), on both the spar the bulkhead bar sides.

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Forum: Safety 08-17-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,867
Posted By Untainted123
It seems like once you go past the margins and...

It seems like once you go past the margins and unzip the rudder, the rest of airplane or at least the tail is not far behind it.

Does any one know if it would be possible to land or fly an RV with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,054
Posted By Untainted123
Maybe there's lag from when they post the doc to...

Maybe there's lag from when they post the doc to when they update the SB list here (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-10&doctype=all&sort=date), but it's the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,054
Posted By Untainted123
I would at least make sure you get mil-spec...

I would at least make sure you get mil-spec o-rings. I just redid my brakes, and I used o-rings based on the size "equivalent mil-spec size". As soon as I had everything reassembled, and used the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By Untainted123
I know this might seem stupid ("it's so crazy it...

I know this might seem stupid ("it's so crazy it just might work!"), but are you double plus sure that you don't have the AOA and the pitot lines switched? or even switched and switched back...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By Untainted123
He says he has the newer dome shaped in his OP....

He says he has the newer dome shaped in his OP. But maybe the placement or some other seemingly insignificant installation error would account for the instrument errors?

If you run some numbers here...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By Untainted123
Pitot-Static systems are deceptively simple, but...

Pitot-Static systems are deceptively simple, but having a leak somewhere can really throw you off.
I would start by narrowing down the known good parts:
1. Get a manometer, or even just a water...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,997
Posted By Untainted123
The ACS calls it a "maximum performance climb",...

The ACS calls it a "maximum performance climb", so if that's the pitch attitude, that's the pitch attitude. DPE's of course might have all kinds of preferences, so go with that, but from a practical...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,489
Posted By Untainted123
Ron, no problem, I ended up ordering some from...

Ron, no problem, I ended up ordering some from Digikey. I ended up making this:
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I installed it in my wing access panel and pulled a 22/3 shield wire back to the cockpit, hooked to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 1,044
Posted By Untainted123
I had read an article somewhere that said, in...

I had read an article somewhere that said, in general, straight line flying vs driving the curves in a road equals about 15%, so a drive that is 1k miles would be about 850 miles straight line. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Untainted123
Can you actually get a new one? When I had to...

Can you actually get a new one? When I had to replace mine, new was listed, but back ordered to kingdom come. I went with the rebuilt one. I canít see how a rebuilt one could be any less quality than...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,648
Posted By Untainted123
Iím sure if we got all the Steve Ingra[ha]mís...

Iím sure if we got all the Steve Ingra[ha]mís together, it wouldnít take too long :D
And yes, I _can_ imagine the stream of cuss words coming from you while putting it back on :p

Iím sure getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,954
Posted By Untainted123
I get the impression that the aura and mystique...

I get the impression that the aura and mystique surrounding "The Arrival" has lulled us into giving up a portion of our common sense, and responsibility to be PIC.

It's completely understandable...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,648
Posted By Untainted123
That's what I always do, using bungees to the tie...

That's what I always do, using bungees to the tie down, but I have a TW, so between not being up in the wind, the TW springs, and the bungees, I have never had trouble (knock on aluminum).

I would...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,648
Posted By Untainted123
I think thatís probably what it would take to...

I think thatís probably what it would take to prevent the kind of damage we saw (basically even with gust lock, the rudders were ďtwistedĒ if the lock held, and just bashed to pieces if it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Untainted123
I donít know if they make them big enough, but a...

I donít know if they make them big enough, but a cable swage/crimp sleeve might work, covered by good thick shrink wrap.

Main thing I think is to get lots of surface area shared between them,...
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