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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-27-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Greg Arehart
I don't see the lead times for the RV-15...

I don't see the lead times for the RV-15 listed.....:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By Greg Arehart
Very little chance it is sulfur. Sulfur is quite...

Very little chance it is sulfur. Sulfur is quite volatile at low temperatures so unless your CHTs are in the 200 degree range any sulfur would go out the stack. Since its an exhaust valve, highly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By Greg Arehart
I also got one of the HF balancers and the shaft...

I also got one of the HF balancers and the shaft is not straight. I know of several others who have gotten these with slightly bent shafts. Easy enough to replace with a piece of 1/2" steel rod...
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-05-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm a bit of a luddite in that I have not...

I'm a bit of a luddite in that I have not installed ADSB yet so the APRS gives my wife some comfort in knowing where I am when in the air. Has worked pretty much flawlessly for 12+ years and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By Greg Arehart
Sequim, but airplane is now based out of Port...

Sequim, but airplane is now based out of Port Angeles (KCLM). But I get over to Spanaway to visit friends, so Eatonville is not far. I'll take you up on the offer one day.

Vlad, have updated my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By Greg Arehart
After 6 months of sitting in my old hangar, I...

After 6 months of sitting in my old hangar, I finally got the RV out and moved to our new location. 7.5 hours into a headwind from CO to WA, but at least the weather cooperated in terms of the lack...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,534
Posted By Greg Arehart
Another possible cause is prep solvent getting...

Another possible cause is prep solvent getting around the rivet heads and not evaporating completely prior to painting. Paint may seal it in and then if the solvent is heated and vaporized it may...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Greg Arehart
(deleted due to error in my calculations)

(deleted due to error in my calculations)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-20-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By Greg Arehart
Posting this per request by...

Posting this per request by friends/family:

There will be a

Celebration of Life for

Tim Friendshuh

Monday afternoon, September 27
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,496
Posted By Greg Arehart
Anybody find a price?

Anybody find a price?
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,451
Posted By Greg Arehart
I would have thought because it is difficult or...

I would have thought because it is difficult or impossible to insert the bolt from the top if the engine mount is in place, but obviously you have done that so must be some other reason.
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,249
Posted By Greg Arehart
Not my idea, picked it up here on one of the...

Not my idea, picked it up here on one of the previous-mentioned threads. I don't see any photos on my phone, but am in the midst of an annual so will try to take some pics later in the week...
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,249
Posted By Greg Arehart
I used 1/8" x 1.5" aluminum. "readjusted" the...

I used 1/8" x 1.5" aluminum. "readjusted" the adel clamps so the attachment tangs (to the aluminum bar) are in trail. Seems to have worked, although I still have a bit of shimmy at about 35 mph,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By Greg Arehart
Well, got it out. I pulled the rudder and one...

Well, got it out. I pulled the rudder and one elevator off so I could get into the tailcone a bit easier and without banging up something with a hammer. I soaked it in some kroil for a while. Then...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By Greg Arehart
Removing taper pin in tailwheel stinger bracket

Years ago I replaced the bolt in the tailwheel stinger with a taper pin (fat end down, the only way to actually get it in place). Doing the annual, I've found that the nut on the pin, along with the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-22-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By Greg Arehart
Several not too far away. Sierraville, Quincy,...

Several not too far away. Sierraville, Quincy, Beckwourth all NW of RTS. You can try Herlong, but I would do at least one pass (maybe more) first to look for **** on the runway.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By Greg Arehart
Not sure why you say this. I used to live in...

Not sure why you say this. I used to live in Reno and went in and out of Tahoe occasionally. Not really an issue unless there are bad winds.

I'm very happy with my IO360 in the 9, especially for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,316
Posted By Greg Arehart
FWIW, my Plane Power alternator on an IO-360 has...

FWIW, my Plane Power alternator on an IO-360 has been faultless for 13 years and over 1000 hours. Just one datum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,904
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have put a piece of "P" shaped weatherstripping...

I have put a piece of "P" shaped weatherstripping just in front of the canopy, added a strip of black electrical tape to help hold it in place. Creates just enough of a bump to make any rain go over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By Greg Arehart
Actually, maybe not. It is fairly simple to do...

Actually, maybe not. It is fairly simple to do the conversion. I did my 9A to 9 and Dan Landry (among others) converted a 7A to a 7. Search the archives as there were threads on this in the past. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,648
Posted By Greg Arehart
Wondering if anyone has an update (or estimate?)...

Wondering if anyone has an update (or estimate?) on recent shipping costs for a containered RV going to Australia or New Zealand?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 245,039
Posted By Greg Arehart
Count me in if itís on a date I can make in...

Count me in if itís on a date I can make in April.

Greg
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,099
Posted By Greg Arehart
Depends. I think you will float quite a bit at...

Depends. I think you will float quite a bit at 70 mph over the fence. I pull power abeam the numbers, full flaps and trim for 60-65 mph the rest of the way down. But I also fly a pretty tight...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,222
Posted By Greg Arehart
What I did this weekend in my RV 2/19-2/21

A bit early but....

While many of you are hunkered down, the weather today has been great for flying in CO/UT. A few of today's photos:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,616
Posted By Greg Arehart
You need 4 switches total: 2 for power to the...

You need 4 switches total: 2 for power to the mags and 2 to ground them. The idea is the ground switches are just like for regular mags - keeps them from firing inadvertently. The two power...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,616
Posted By Greg Arehart
Yes, but the pmags require a power and ground...

Yes, but the pmags require a power and ground switch for each mag so you should make sure you either have the switches or space for adding them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,718
Posted By Greg Arehart
We have the Aithre detector which links to the...

We have the Aithre detector which links to the ipad or phone and records. The software also includes a bunch of other data, like altitude, which can be useful. We also use it for oxygen saturation...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By Greg Arehart
+1 on the skateboard grip tape. Lots of options....

+1 on the skateboard grip tape. Lots of options. Mine installed in 2008 and still look new.
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,310
Posted By Greg Arehart
So, can anyone update the information in this...

So, can anyone update the information in this thread? All of the links go nowhere at this point (probably since Hartzell bought Sky-tec). I would like to know whether one can install the LS...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,437
Posted By Greg Arehart
Trent, Simple answer to your question about 0.5V...

Trent,

Simple answer to your question about 0.5V drop. There is no absolute "minimum drop" value, but a lot of folks like to size wire for less than 0.5V. For some devices, the proper voltage is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By Greg Arehart
I put my restrictors in a small beaker with...

I put my restrictors in a small beaker with acetone, about 3/4 inch deep, within an ultrasonic cleaner that has a water bath. Run for about 5 minutes. Blow dry and reinstall.

Same for the nozzles,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By Greg Arehart
Pardon my math, actually the #3 cyl on my last...

Pardon my math, actually the #3 cyl on my last test was 0.025 (I have an 0.024 I'm going to try, so accidentally put in the wrong size in the post) and that does give me a 25% difference in area.

I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By Greg Arehart
Basic fuel injection question

I've been changing out my injector nozzles (this is a Silverhawk system on a Superior IO360 if that makes any difference) in an attempt to better balance my engine for LOP operations. At this point...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,378
Posted By Greg Arehart
Longer metal barrel so you can put two crimps on...

Longer metal barrel so you can put two crimps on the wire. Do a bit of close looking online at the cheap vs. more expensive ones and you will see that the cheap (single-crimp) ones have less metal. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,378
Posted By Greg Arehart
Thanks for the suggestions. This gives me...

Thanks for the suggestions. This gives me several options.

Cheers,
Greg
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,378
Posted By Greg Arehart
Ring terminals

Has anyone found a reasonable assortment of RED (22-18ga) ring terminals for sale? I would like an assortment of eye hole sizes (from #6 through 1/4") but online I can only find a box of 50 or 100...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,061
Posted By Greg Arehart
My question is then whether dry would be...

My question is then whether dry would be recommended for installation in the brass adapters that emag provides, since that is a metal dissimilar to most cylinder heads found in automotive...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By Greg Arehart
I just got my two pmags for christmas that...

I just got my two pmags for christmas that arrived UPS today. Mags already pulled and will be replaced in the next couple of days. Looking forward to better starts and more efficient fuel burns.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 191,399
Posted By Greg Arehart
Alien QR code.

Alien QR code.
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,008
Posted By Greg Arehart
Yes, still useful. I often use it to count...

Yes, still useful. I often use it to count landings for the logbook when I'm doing TnGs in the pattern - much easier to look online than to remember (maybe that says something about my memory....)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By Greg Arehart
Some nylon cloth with a hole in the middle (to go...

Some nylon cloth with a hole in the middle (to go around pushrod). Cut loose enough to allow some movement of pushrod, elastic sewn into hem around the hole to help seal it up against the pushrod. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By Greg Arehart
GAHCO (General Aviation Hardware Co.) carries a...

GAHCO (General Aviation Hardware Co.) carries a variety of taper pins and over/undersized bolts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,250
Posted By Greg Arehart
What temp and how long? I presume this hardens...

What temp and how long? I presume this hardens the paint?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 191,399
Posted By Greg Arehart
Reforestation planting after forest fire often...

Reforestation planting after forest fire often looks like that. Helps minimize erosion.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-31-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,204
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have a "map box" in the panel on the pax side. ...

I have a "map box" in the panel on the pax side. Extinguisher is mounted underneath that box, parallel to the wings. Haven't had an issue with anyone knee-banging it so far (12 years) but a really...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,430
Posted By Greg Arehart
Great spot! I was through...

Great spot! I was through Barberton/Krueger/Phalaborwa/Sand River and area in 2005 (on the ground) but didn't know about the canyon or would have made a side trip.

Cheers,
Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,818
Posted By Greg Arehart
Are you certain about that? You're Canadian, and...

Are you certain about that? You're Canadian, and that is different from an American crossing the border into Canada, I believe. My understanding is that Canadians can fly (even commercial) into the...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,392
Posted By Greg Arehart
My advice is to know your personal limits (and...

My advice is to know your personal limits (and your passengers' limits). Keep an eye on your maneuvering speed. Stay high to give yourself an out as necessary.

I was up this morning at +/- 11000...
Forum: Interiors 10-15-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,457
Posted By Greg Arehart
Original question was about the floor, not pedals...

Original question was about the floor, not pedals (or peddles). I used a couple pieces of skateboard non-slip stuff. Has held up well for 12 years.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,821
Posted By Greg Arehart
calpilot and tdk, A couple of questions. ...

calpilot and tdk,

A couple of questions.

Looks like you cut away some of the rubber cushion on the outside of the clamp to make it thinner and fit better under the fairing. Is that observation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,610
Posted By Greg Arehart
+1 on the Horton doors. Easy to work, can open...

+1 on the Horton doors. Easy to work, can open partially, can be insulated, manually opened (if installed correctly, easy enough for a 10-yr-old to open it) so requires no power, reasonable cost. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,388
Posted By Greg Arehart
Ditto what rocketbob said. Tried wheelchair...

Ditto what rocketbob said. Tried wheelchair tires on my tailwheel and didn't work. Might be ok if you lifted the tail and took the weight off the wheel every time it is parked for any significant...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-28-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,863
Posted By Greg Arehart
There was a helicopter in Canada several years...

There was a helicopter in Canada several years back that had a canister of bear spray discharge in flight, and all were lost. I don't believe it exploded because of pressure, but don't remember for...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,668
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm presuming, then, that the keep-alive battery...

I'm presuming, then, that the keep-alive battery is different from the backup battery, which just pops out of the back of the unit? I'll have a search through the archives etc. and see what I can...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,668
Posted By Greg Arehart
Garmin 495 no satellites

Yes, I know it's old. My 495 suddenly started giving me a "poor satellite reception" message. Has been working reliably for years. Checked antenna by putting a different one on it, so not likely...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,304
Posted By Greg Arehart
Keith, Over many hours of operation, I have seen...

Keith,

Over many hours of operation, I have seen no tendency of the hose to shred. It does wear in certain places and requires occasional replacement (like every couple year). Having the zip tie...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,304
Posted By Greg Arehart
Don, I cut back the airbox so it is further from...

Don,

I cut back the airbox so it is further from the snorkel, allowing more distance over which the hose can flex.

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,132
Posted By Greg Arehart
I went to longer (custom) axles from Langair...

I went to longer (custom) axles from Langair about 9 years ago. I use 400-6 wheels/tires under the fairings (they fit the same as the 500-5s) and use 800-6 wheels/tires for landing at rougher...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,304
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have done what Dan suggested, although not...

I have done what Dan suggested, although not quite as spiffy as his suggestion. I have a piece of 3" scat tubing that I pulled the wire out of that fits well (i.e., pretty airtight, needs stretched...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 191,399
Posted By Greg Arehart
That's the Lego test site.....

That's the Lego test site.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,344
Posted By Greg Arehart
I would suggest that this may cause you issues...

I would suggest that this may cause you issues down the road (so to speak) rubbing the tube. I balance my wheels similarly, but use pieces of old inner tube rather than anything rigid or with sharp...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,585
Posted By Greg Arehart
Sure, W&B is solvable, but then one would likely...

Sure, W&B is solvable, but then one would likely have to extend the cowl and adjust other bits and pieces. Point being, it is not just a simple replacement - there are downstream consequences. But...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-12-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,585
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm certain the 9 would fly great with the turbo...

I'm certain the 9 would fly great with the turbo Rotax. Potential downsides would be 1) price of the Rotax, and 2) weight & balance (mine is already slightly tail-heavy with an IO360 on it, but also...
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,941
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have been doing the same thing - looking for CO...

I have been doing the same thing - looking for CO ingress leaks. Only occurs when rich of peak (makes sense) but occurs in level flight as well as descending. Firewall recently checked and any...
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