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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,228
Posted By airguy
Or perhaps it's simply time to get answers to the...

Or perhaps it's simply time to get answers to the questions? Or do we just close down threads one after another to avoid have a fact-based discussion in favor of marketing?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-24-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,228
Posted By airguy
And that's the same thing I ran into, and why I...

And that's the same thing I ran into, and why I went with Ross's system. I'm an engineer by trade with degrees in physics and chemistry. When I was researching these systems for my plane and asked...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-24-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,228
Posted By airguy
RISC was developed in the 70's. I remember...

RISC was developed in the 70's. I remember learning about it like it was "the new thing" while I was in Junior high school in the early 80's. The whole point of RISC was to allow more processing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By airguy
I just use an Excel spreadsheet, and keep my last...

I just use an Excel spreadsheet, and keep my last paper logbook for BFR's and ratings. Has worked fine for the last 10 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By airguy
I got that same notice regarding my life...

I got that same notice regarding my life insurance policy, which had been through AOPA. I have since changed providers.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By airguy
Didn't they also run up against very high EGT and...

Didn't they also run up against very high EGT and problems with the turbo as a result of the heat?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By airguy
It's a modified Wankel. I believe we've done that...

It's a modified Wankel. I believe we've done that and been there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By airguy
First thing you need to do is move out of New...

First thing you need to do is move out of New York! :D:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By airguy
What software version are you running? 16.0 has...

What software version are you running? 16.0 has just been released, which fixed a bug that could sometime cause problems booting or freezing with certain USB sticks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,026
Posted By airguy
I'll be there for sure - second vaccine shot next...

I'll be there for sure - second vaccine shot next week.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-18-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By airguy
Another plus - the auto plugs are so cheap I...

Another plus - the auto plugs are so cheap I don't gap/clean them anymore - just replace them at each annual.
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By airguy
I slid it in, and get into the setup mode and set...

I slid it in, and get into the setup mode and set the various languages and speeds in about 5 minutes and they were talking to each other - easy as that.

The Avidyne manual tells you to (and more...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By airguy
Another +1 for the Avidyne IFD440. I have one in...

Another +1 for the Avidyne IFD440. I have one in my 9A and one in the C-172.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By airguy
Been there, done that. Threw them away and...

Been there, done that. Threw them away and ordered from Tom. It's one of those things that takes a fair bit of repetition to get it right, and you'll go broke trying to teach yourself versus hiring...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By airguy
I have a Sigma/Tek p/n S3326-1RX, with 28 volt...

I have a Sigma/Tek p/n S3326-1RX, with 28 volt backlight, was removed operational from our Cessna 172 during a panel refurb about 9 months ago and replace with Dynon EFIS.

I also have one working...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,286
Posted By airguy
The chemical methanol itself - no. The method...

The chemical methanol itself - no.

The method used to produce it, where the product is acidic, yes. That's what started the old wives tales about ethanol being corrosive to aluminum decades ago....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,072
Posted By airguy
I have, as recently as two months ago. Their...

I have, as recently as two months ago. Their position has not changed.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,072
Posted By airguy
Same here. I had my eye on that 4-cylinder really...

Same here. I had my eye on that 4-cylinder really hard, but it never happened. The base power is about 20 less than I have installed now but I would go for the turbodiesel in a heartbeat for the high...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By airguy
I have a pair of working 28v KX155A's, with tray.

I have a pair of working 28v KX155A's, with tray.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 155,075
Posted By airguy
MT makes some nice electric in-flight adjustable...

MT makes some nice electric in-flight adjustable props. Of course, also nice is the stack of $100 bills you'll trade for it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,072
Posted By airguy
I don't believe Continental is selling to the...

I don't believe Continental is selling to the experimental market.

You're probably going to end up rolling your own.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By airguy
Absolutely true - and I'm happy to share the path...

Absolutely true - and I'm happy to share the path that I took to enlightenment and running 91E10 - but that really should be another thread.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-04-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By airguy
Ralph, you're running strictly 100LL, correct?

Ralph, you're running strictly 100LL, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By airguy
Every time you open those lines to...

Every time you open those lines to check/change/clean the filter, yes you will spill fuel in the cockpit. Also consider the problems with having one single filter that can become plugged, versus two...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By airguy
For mogas, that's generally true - but for car...

For mogas, that's generally true - but for car gas with ethanol, caution is advised. The ethanol blends will not play nicely with natural rubber compounds in the fuel system like O-rings, hoses,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By airguy
Dynon's strength is in the EFIS side of things,...

Dynon's strength is in the EFIS side of things, not radios. I'm a Dynon guy for all their stuff except the COM radio. It works, but it's not quite top-shelf.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By airguy
It's not like you're going to get to a particular...

It's not like you're going to get to a particular point (on either the calendar OR the budget) where it exceeds a certain threshold and you just say "Screw it, that didn't work, I quit."

You're...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,993
Posted By airguy
After spending all that time building, of course...

After spending all that time building, of course I flew it for the first flight.

Hiring it out would be like getting someone else to take your bride on the honeymoon... :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By airguy
Dynon Skyview software 16.0.1 released

Go see the Dynon website.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,194
Posted By airguy
Ok, fair enough, let's try another run at this....

Ok, fair enough, let's try another run at this.

First off, I like the UL Power products, I'm not running one myself but I would (will?) certainly consider it on my next build. I think they have a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-31-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,194
Posted By airguy
I'm not running 8.5 pistons. Again, you preach...

I'm not running 8.5 pistons.

Again, you preach what you do not know. You can learn a lot more by asking questions than stating what you believe to be true. The world we live in is not black and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,194
Posted By airguy
Friends don't let friends fly twins. :cool:

Friends don't let friends fly twins. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,265
Posted By airguy
Broke some stuff on the farm, and had to make a...

Broke some stuff on the farm, and had to make a 911-level run for parts while a crew of workhands were opening up a ditch. Went from our private strip at 73XS to KGNC for pipe parts in winds that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By airguy
G5 here, but I'm currently beta-testing a new...

G5 here, but I'm currently beta-testing a new device in its place that hasn't hit the market yet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By airguy
I used a 6-inch thin stainless ruler I had laying...

I used a 6-inch thin stainless ruler I had laying around, it was easy to slip in there and "saw" around to cut the proseal.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-28-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,324
Posted By airguy
Wow, that is truly awful. I took my plane to...

Wow, that is truly awful.

I took my plane to someone else to paint because I don't know beans about paint. I figured I could learn it, and probably the fourth airplane I painted would look pretty...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-26-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,286
Posted By airguy
From takeoff threshold until top of descent,...

From takeoff threshold until top of descent, nearly every flight for me.

I didn't build a fast plane to fly it slow.

Only reason to pull it back is heavy turbulence or trying to stretch range -...
Forum: Autopilots 01-25-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By airguy
Auto trim is sweet. Not required, but very nice.

Auto trim is sweet.

Not required, but very nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By airguy
When we bought the 172, we opened a checking...

When we bought the 172, we opened a checking account at the same bank as the seller and put our money in there. After inspecting and test-flying the airplane, we went to the bank and the teller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By airguy
Yes, this sounds just fishy enough to tap the...

Yes, this sounds just fishy enough to tap the brakes. And if tapping the brakes puts the kibosh on the whole deal, then it wasn't meant to be.

Any time you have a potential sale that requires A)...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-18-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,194
Posted By airguy
730 hours so far on a 360 burning Walmart-grade...

730 hours so far on a 360 burning Walmart-grade 91 premium with ethanol. Most people don't do it - but that doesn't mean it can't be done.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By airguy
Option #1 is what is really going on. Almost all...

Option #1 is what is really going on. Almost all engines, unless they been ported/polished and flow matched on a bench, will have differences in the amount of air they inhale and exhale, requiring...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By airguy
Couldn't tell you, don't have a clue. The doc...

Couldn't tell you, don't have a clue. The doc said "try this one, let me know if you need something different."

They work great, didn't go back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,915
Posted By airguy
Why? You just stated that you won't use it...

Why? You just stated that you won't use it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,835
Posted By airguy
What are you going to do with a widespread GPS...

What are you going to do with a widespread GPS outage? It happens more often than you think...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,130
Posted By airguy
Maybe for creating a cowl or plenum mold shape,...

Maybe for creating a cowl or plenum mold shape, but that's about it.
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By airguy
I'm using Transition, but I don't have a problem...

I'm using Transition, but I don't have a problem with too much darkening. I do know that they are available in different strengths of reactivity to UV, I would suggest a quick discussion with your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By airguy
angle valve versus parallel

What is the width difference (if any) between the O360 parallel and angle valve engines, from valve cover to valve cover? Will they both fit in the same set of baffles?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By airguy
I have the -32's in my 9A, and yes sometimes they...

I have the -32's in my 9A, and yes sometimes they will "roll-slip" in turbulence briefly as the wind buffets the airplane - but in just over 700 hours I have never had to take manual control in that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By airguy
Really good preflight. I had to abort my first...

Really good preflight. I had to abort my first takeoff after paint because of a clogged injector - which occurred on the takeoff roll AFTER two runups. I have a constant speed prop, and did one runup...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,899
Posted By airguy
You will probably have to use the B&C mount...

You will probably have to use the B&C mount instead of the PP mount - they are different - but yes they fit in the same physical space. I swapped them on my 9A with IO360 and Sam James cowl with no...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,899
Posted By airguy
Same here - save some aggravation later and get...

Same here - save some aggravation later and get the good ones.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-08-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By airguy
High altitude TFR is now open for Sunday, Monday...

High altitude TFR is now open for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. There will be a static fire only for this afternoon.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By airguy
I guess the WiFi is for downloading the video to...

I guess the WiFi is for downloading the video to a laptop, so you don't ever have to remove the fairing to access the storage card, is that right?

And another question on the audio - I'm fixing to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By airguy
I was hoping to catch SN9 and SH10 on dual pads...

I was hoping to catch SN9 and SH10 on dual pads simultaneously for a picture, but it looks like I might get SN10 and SN11 instead, since SN9 is gearing up for a flight this weekend.

A little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,915
Posted By airguy
Same. Ice and thunderstorms are two places I will...

Same. Ice and thunderstorms are two places I will avoid like the plague, but anything else is fair game. I logged 23 hours of actual IMC in 2020, searching out low ceilings anywhere near me and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By airguy
I've already had it, recently, and so I have the...

I've already had it, recently, and so I have the antibodies. I called the local instruction outfit here and talked to one of the instructors who also, coincidentally had also recently had it and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By airguy
Avemco is like the car insurance carrier that...

Avemco is like the car insurance carrier that advertises on late-night TV for $19.99 per week - you use them because you have no other choice and you know they will carry you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,689
Posted By airguy
Well he's right, though. Doing stupid things is...

Well he's right, though. Doing stupid things is one thing - advertising them is another.
Forum: Autopilots 01-04-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By airguy
I'm a Dynon guy and love it, but the TruTrak is a...

I'm a Dynon guy and love it, but the TruTrak is a good unit too. I just hope that Andrew can keep BK from screwing the pooch with that product.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By airguy
Guess I'm just becoming an old curmudgeon, then....

Guess I'm just becoming an old curmudgeon, then.

I hear they have decent service for their other product lines, and I'll admit that they have made some progress on the Skyview charts, but I'm still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By airguy
From their website, it appears Stark does not...

From their website, it appears Stark does not sell Avidyne, which is what I'm looking for currently. I did use them to buy my Garmin 430W back when I was building my panel.
Forum: Canada 12-31-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,293
Posted By airguy
Interesting development today - this might have...

Interesting development today - this might have an impact on those plans.

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/nav-canada-announces-leadership-change/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By airguy
Unfortunately, that seems to have become standard...

Unfortunately, that seems to have become standard operating procedure for the SA bunch.
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