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Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 77,763
Posted By n707sm
Plane Power AL12-EI60/V failure at 223 hours

Symptom with the primary, belt-driven alternator was its flickering panel light, along with a noticeable (new) whining in audio while Alternator was online.

Thankfully the 30A backup case-mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,966
Posted By n707sm
I will be working with this connector within the...

I will be working with this connector within the day, and that is an excellent suggestion!

Thanks,
Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,088
Posted By n707sm
Thumbs up Eagle's Nest Projects - An exciting week in the life of two teenage girls...

Congratulations to two determined young women aviators! Best of luck in your continued studies! You should be very proud of your accomplishments -- just keep pursing your dreams! Well done!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,010
Posted By n707sm
Portable Oxygen system

I also chose the Mountain High (http://www.mhoxygen.com/) Portable system. Included the AL-647, 22.8 CU ft (with mounting brackets), along with the EDS O2D2 (two place O2 demand system) in our...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-28-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,805
Posted By n707sm
EFII Fuel Injection System

I have 150 hours (over 15 months) on Robert's Dual EFII system in my 7a, and would not change a single thing. The engine is smooth, purrs at idle, and has excellent power. I fly with the throttle...
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,223
Posted By n707sm
Default ADS-B Self Install...

David,

The FF is a great product, and you shouldn't have any issue installing it. Purchase through Walt and you can't go wrong. He's a great resource to have, and he knows this system inside out....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-01-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,726
Posted By n707sm
EFII?

My electrical system has morphed over time but was originally, loosely based off of Bob's Z13. It's will be good to see what is produced from the previous post by Scott for something that is more of...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-01-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,726
Posted By n707sm
EFII?

I've got 460+ hours on my RV-7a and all of that time is behind all-electric engines - the 1st 360 hours was a Subaru (also with EFII), and now a Barrett-built I-O 360. When I changed to the Lycoming...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,185
Posted By n707sm
Do the FreeFlight 978 Rangr devices meet the standard?

Walt, will the recent batch of FreeFlight Rangr units (that a bunch of us bought last December) with integrated GPS meet this new standard?
Michael
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Good to hear. 1 test down. Several more to...

Good to hear. 1 test down. Several more to go... :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Thanks for the encouragement, I will keep at it....

Thanks for the encouragement, I will keep at it. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Question regarding Density Altitude

I didn't record DA during those flights, but I *should* be able to calculate using a calculator such as: https://wahiduddin.net/calc/calc_da.htm

I also didn't have the dewpoint recorded for KTVL;...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Good to know, thanks. If I have a chance, I...

Good to know, thanks. If I have a chance, I will do some further tests to see if the results are repeatable.
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By n707sm
Yep, I did use standard rivets on the bottom...

Yep, I did use standard rivets on the bottom skin, and l also think pull rivets would be fine.

Michael
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By n707sm
AP Servo mount example

Maybe a couple of pics of my TruTrak Pitch Servo mount will help...

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=mobrien02&project=100&category=1566&log=36364&row=38
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By n707sm
Freeflight FDL-978-XVR and ForeFlight

Just a few days after my last post, Foreflight came out with version 7.1 that added support for the FreeFlight RANGR 798 ADS-B solutions! Whoopee! I now have ADS-B provided traffic and weather on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Crankcase Vent, in/out cowl, speed tests

Finally had a chance to perform the tests.

This first test is with the vent in the cowl, roughly positioned in the same general area, but due to hose/pipe/interference, I could not get it in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Ahh, I see. Looks like a simple/elegant option. ...

Ahh, I see. Looks like a simple/elegant option. Thanks for the reference.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
I'm with you on something good from the weather...

I'm with you on something good from the weather gods!

The vent just comes out standard in a horizontal plane. I like the suggestion to take it vertical some first, and will go that route as the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Gotcha, will do! :)

Gotcha, will do! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
That's a good suggestion, and with the recent...

That's a good suggestion, and with the recent change to move the vent outside, it now has adel clamps instead. The photos of course still show the *temporary* zip ties to hold the measurement line...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Thanks Dan for the links to the reference doc,...

Thanks Dan for the links to the reference doc, and spreadsheet. I will see about doing the 3-leg testing with vent both in and outside of the cowling. The weather is forecast to get rainy here...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
I know! ...it's a head-scratcher for sure ;-) I...

I know! ...it's a head-scratcher for sure ;-) I will report back once I have more time with this new configuration.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By n707sm
FYI, I spent time last week completing the...

FYI, I spent time last week completing the installation of this ADS-B in/out (UAT) solution (with a TC-978 dongle), and configured to obtain altitude data from the same source that the transponder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Crankcase Vent, oil on belly

@Dan,

Very good points. I was using cabin pressure, with the same configuration of cabin vents (between tests), but I do understand what you mean about the accuracy is in question. Between test...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,773
Posted By n707sm
"Practice approaches" in actual IMC - am I the only one?

I would practice exclusively in IMC if the weather here in sunny California were more accommodating. Whenever I get a chance, I will practice in IMC.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Crankcase Vent, oil on belly

@Bret,

I'm not an engineering-type, nor do I have any training or experience in that area -- but, from my research, and reading the various discussions on this forum, the general thinking appears to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,250
Posted By n707sm
Crankcase Vent, oil on belly & speed test CC vent in/out of cowl

My RV-7a firewall forward sports a Barrett I-O 360 (with ~80 hours), a horizontal intake, a Sam James Cowl with a Sam James Plenum, Vetterman 4-into-2 cross-over exhaust, and Robert Paisley's EFII...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By n707sm
I was aware of the need for altitude data from...

I was aware of the need for altitude data from the same source. Good suggestion on the "dongle" for the TC978 so that I can access the MPI if needed without too much hassle. Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By n707sm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By n707sm
FreeFlight FDL-978-XVR and Transponder Control Data

I have the FreeFlight Rangr FDL-978-XVR Transceiver/Receiver, and am planning to *not* use the TC-978 Control Head. Based on the Installation documentation with the XVR, page II-1, it indicates...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,442
Posted By n707sm
Using the Universal mount

I have an RV-7a, and use the Ram Universal mount (http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-316-1-202U). However, I chose to remove the mounting foot at the bottom, and instead, carefully, slowly (not all...
Forum: COMM 01-03-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By n707sm
Annual post :-)

..good one :D
Forum: COMM 01-03-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By n707sm
QT Halo headset about to be ordered!

Thanks to Scott, and Stephen and his co-pilot for sharing! My wife and I feel much better about choosing the QT Halo's. The order is going in! :)

Michael
Forum: COMM 01-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By n707sm
QT Halo headset while using oxygen (and with eyeglasses)?

I am considering purchasing the QT Halo headset (https://www.quiettechnologies.com/index_002.htm) (as many on VAF have done), but I'm curious how folks that have this headset are using them while on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
Good question, because up to now (see later in...

Good question, because up to now (see later in this post), I had not yet taken the time to work out the exact fuel burn with the I/O 360. First, my style of flying is fast. Always go as fast as I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
Thanks Merhdad! :D Been looking forward to...

Thanks Merhdad! :D Been looking forward to hopping over the hill to KPVF, ...will be in touch.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
Very interesting. Further confirmation that I...

Very interesting. Further confirmation that I (and others) have made a good choice with BPE.

(Plus, when they became aware of the posting about them yesterday on VAF, they (both Rhonda and Allen)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
Hi Joel. Thanks for the feedback because I...

Hi Joel. Thanks for the feedback because I really didn't intend to mislead anybody with that general statement :D However, I would be willing to gather flight data (RPM, fuel burn, AFR, MP, OAT,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
I debated whether to make that statement, but...

I debated whether to make that statement, but that's what I've read and come to understand, and that's why I used the term "expected".

I don't have any data. The only real way to prove this is to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
W&B changes from Subaru to Lycoming

Mike and Laura graciously dropped by with the scales for my W&B prior to re-entering Phase I for this 7a engine swap. To be more complete with the posting, I need to get into the before and after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By n707sm
Thumbs up Barrett Precision Engines - Wow!

I've been a member of VAF for some time, but have not posted much. But now, I want to share (as others have over the years) my positive experience with Barrett Precision Engines (BPE).

In...
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