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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By pecanflyboy
Do you need an entire aileron or just to re-skin...

Do you need an entire aileron or just to re-skin it? IF you can verify that you have a pre-punched kit, the skin will easily cleco to the structure nice and true. All you have to do is dimple and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-09-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
It is SOLD

It is SOLD
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
Sale Pending

Sale Pending
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-01-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
After 10 hours of flying in two weeks, oil...

After 10 hours of flying in two weeks, oil analysis is normal.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By pecanflyboy
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=188682

I too had issues with 12.1 back in December, and Garmin said they would fix it in a new update. Obviously, hasn't happened.

I have the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
ADSB IN/OUT will be included. uAvionix...

ADSB IN/OUT will be included. uAvionix Tailbeacon, Stratus 2I, iPad Mini with mounts.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-28-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
Yep. Previous owner.

Yep. Previous owner.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-27-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
Cruise will range between 155KTAS to 170KTAS...

Cruise will range between 155KTAS to 170KTAS depending on the RPM, ROP, or LOP. Typically 7.7-10 gph. Thanks for the compliment. Getting lots of interst.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-27-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
Correction: Garmin GTX 327a

Correction: Garmin GTX 327a
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
2009 RV-7 N722MW Specifications General...

2009 RV-7 N722MW Specifications

General Data
• 730 hours total time airframe/engine/prop
• Aero Sport Power, Superior IO-360-BIB 730 hours TTSN
• Hartzell Blended Airfoil constant speed propeller....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By pecanflyboy
SOLD: RV7, IO-360, CSP, Slider, IFR

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s3ZwXACSxbY74wKJjR9s_8OdGbOklX6B/view?usp=sharing

RV7 2009 IFR ADSB In/Out Slider. IO-360-BIB Roller by Aero Sport Power, Dual E/P-Mags, Precision FI. Skytech...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
As the poster mentioned in his update, Surefly...

As the poster mentioned in his update, Surefly Tech Supported confirmed the hypothetical would not happen after engine start. The poster who mentioned a backfire on start stated it was due to a weak...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Any electronic system operated or installed...

Any electronic system operated or installed outside its design parameters, has the potential to operate improperly. Not a design fault.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
#2 Mag check backfires are mentioned in the FAQ...

#2 Mag check backfires are mentioned in the FAQ of the Surefly website. The issue is with Bendix style ignition swiches that are positioned "OFF-R-L-BOTH-START(may or may not). Whether new or old,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Good to hear they were able to replace the unit...

Good to hear they were able to replace the unit under warranty. Regardless of experimental or certified, everyone gets an STC'd unit. No differences in the product. The warranty is for two years. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Scott, Your understanding it correct. If the...

Scott,
Your understanding it correct. If the unit is set for variable timing, with the MP line exposed to ambient pressure, it will advance when that pressure drops below 25".

Also, the manual...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Its a Surefly thread. If you are presenting...

Its a Surefly thread. If you are presenting data and it is not a Surefly system, you should at least be willing to disclose on what system your data is based.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
What ignition and plugs are you using to get this...

What ignition and plugs are you using to get this data?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Scott, DO NOT CAP THE MP PORT! It will seal the...

Scott,
DO NOT CAP THE MP PORT! It will seal the manifold pressure sensor which may throw a fault to the unit. A cap could pressurize or depressurize the manifold pressure sensor, thereby making the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
That advance table was produced the year the...

That advance table was produced the year the company was formed as a marketing illustration of what a variable timed ignition will look like. I doubt that the curve remained the same while the unit...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Is this what you would do with a magneto if you...

Is this what you would do with a magneto if you could?

Installed per the manual, the Surefly SIM fires very accurately at TDC, during the start. If you are able to find 5 ATDC, I'm sure you can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,135
Posted By pecanflyboy
We are addressing the change in starting...

We are addressing the change in starting behavior. I will echo some points already mentioned:
Clean injectors- Remove them and soak them in Hoppes overnight. You will be surprised how dirty the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,526
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have an RV6 with a full IFR panel, G3X,...

I have an RV6 with a full IFR panel, G3X, GTN650xi, autopilot. I had to file IFR once in 2020 to depart a field with low ceilings. Enroute cleared to VFR, landed VFR. I only consider the use of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By pecanflyboy
I would suggest you contact Garmin. They may...

I would suggest you contact Garmin. They may have a fix. If not, they will simulate your setup, and if they find an issue, they will address it in the next update. Otherwise, they may not know...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By pecanflyboy
They sent me and I loaded the 12.00 software...

They sent me and I loaded the 12.00 software which resolve the problem. They said that the next software release would address the VNAV issue. So, we will have to wait until that happens.
Forum: Propellers 12-05-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By pecanflyboy
As mentioned, be sure to cycle the prop during...

As mentioned, be sure to cycle the prop during your run-up per your prop manual. This removes trapped air which will manifest itself as RPM "wondering." I had the exact same issue. Next flight I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,045
Posted By pecanflyboy
I shopped insurance this fall. I've used Falcon,...

I shopped insurance this fall. I've used Falcon, but I've not been really happy with their responsiveness. RV-6 $90K hull, experienced TW pilot. I quoted BWI, Falcon, Avemco, and a couple of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin sent me the previous G3X software load,...

Garmin sent me the previous G3X software load, 12.00. Installed it and everything works perfectly, with no messages. This further points to an issue with the G3X 12.10 software.
Forum: GPS 11-06-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By pecanflyboy
https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=188682

I've started a new thread on the GTN message: "VNAV Unavailable: Barometric altitude lost."

It turns out Garmin has a bug in the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin G3X 12.10 software bug - VNAV Unavailable

November 2020 - G3X (non-touch), GSU73, GTN650Xi.

After updating my G3X to software load 12.10, I begain receiving the following message on my GTN650Xi: "VNAV Unavaialble:Barometric altitude...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By pecanflyboy
The Surefly rotation is configured using the...

The Surefly rotation is configured using the internal DIP switch configuration described in the installation manual. The Slick ignition cap can only be installed in one orientation, which guarantees...
Forum: GPS 11-03-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By pecanflyboy
That's an excellent idea, and was done. ...

That's an excellent idea, and was done. Everything is configured correctly. Pins checked for continuity. Patiently awaiting Garmin's response.

I think there may be other users with this issue,...
Forum: GPS 11-02-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By pecanflyboy
SteinAir reset the GTN650Xi to the original...

SteinAir reset the GTN650Xi to the original software load. Still have the message "VNAV: Unavailable: Barometric altitude lost." In the GTN diagnostics, I am not receiving any altitude information....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By pecanflyboy
Have you set up the GTN650 for VNAV or VCALC? ...

Have you set up the GTN650 for VNAV or VCALC? You will find this in the configuration mode of the GTN. VCALC will not give you transition to approach, as it must be selected after selecting VNAV. ...
Forum: GPS 10-20-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By pecanflyboy
SteinAir is very aware of the issue. The unit is...

SteinAir is very aware of the issue. The unit is on its way back to SteinAir as we speak. Insurance was pricey. My local Avionics shop just completed training on this exact issue in Kansas. So, I...
Forum: GPS 10-20-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By pecanflyboy
Don't update your GTN650Xi with GTN650 software. I'm a bonehead.

Trying to be a good soldier and update my GTN 650Xi software. I have a G3X system, and I noticed my software version did not match the GTN 6XX/7XX software on the G3X uploads page. After the easy...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Install it according to the manual, and call...

Install it according to the manual, and call Surefly if you have questions. You want the magneto and SIM to be at the same base timing. You time the SIM at 0 TDC, and the magneto at 23 BTDC. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Surefly would tell you that this was a marketing...

Surefly would tell you that this was a marketing chart to illustrate the concept of advanced timing. It was published the year the company was formed, and the actual curve was developed after much...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-28-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
Apples to Oranges

If you are using a different ignition to form opinions about the Surefly in variable timing mode, it seems you are comparing apples to oranges, especially if your system is advancing differently than...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-28-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
That's a fair opinion, and I appreciate your...

That's a fair opinion, and I appreciate your comments. What were your results when you tested this with the Surefly?

In my situation I've tested both:

Fixed timing: Same numbers as the magnetos...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By pecanflyboy
Thanks for that. I'll have to take a look. ...

Thanks for that. I'll have to take a look. There is always a way, and I appreciate the pictures.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
What is the concern?

What is the concern?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
I hope that once you have some inflight...

I hope that once you have some inflight experience, you set the opinions aside and take advantage of the variable timing mode. The fact is that no one has had a catostrophic detonation event in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
As you mentioned, if you cap the MP port with a...

As you mentioned, if you cap the MP port with a rubber cover or a thread protector, you might presurized the MP sender to the point that it sends a rapid flashing light on the LED. This is an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By pecanflyboy
Answering my own question. The SW 8406 mounted...

Answering my own question. The SW 8406 mounted on the rear baffle behind #4 only has 1/4" clearance with the engine mount tube. The SW 8432 is 1" wider and will not fit without interference with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,853
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have dual Surefly's on my RV6 powered by a...

I have dual Surefly's on my RV6 powered by a Lycon IO360-EXP with 10:1 pistons. I'm in Granbury, and know the Surefly guys, very well. I don't speak for the comapany, however.

The Surefly was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By pecanflyboy
Yep, I've got that data. Thanks for sharing. ...

Yep, I've got that data. Thanks for sharing. The question remains, however. Can I fit the SW 8432 on the #4 baffle? I found the answer. On the RV6 the engine mount is only 1/4" from the flange...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By pecanflyboy
Parellel valve, IO-360, 10:1, EIS, CS prop, James...

Parellel valve, IO-360, 10:1, EIS, CS prop, James cowl, vernatherm removed, by-pass valve, oil to cooler controlled with ball valve. The SW 8406 puts me at 225F low altitude in Texas, this time of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have been way down the rabbit hole to reduce...

I have been way down the rabbit hole to reduce CHT's and oil temperature. I've had good results as a result of the advice in these forums, but I want about 15 degrees of oil temperature, CHT's are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By pecanflyboy
I'm considering the replacement of my SW 8406...

I'm considering the replacement of my SW 8406 (6-row/Single pass) with the SW 8432 (8-row/Dual pass). The SW 8432 is 1" wider, with the other dimensions the same, and both fittings are on one end. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By pecanflyboy
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=149163

This thread has some good information.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By pecanflyboy
Largest #4 baffle mount oil cooler?

Howdy!
I have an RV6 with an IO-360, 200+ HP, parellel valve. I've been way down the rabbit hole, having extensively gone through the engine cooling system to get the CHT's and oil temperature...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By pecanflyboy
I spoke with Garmin, and they confirmed the need...

I spoke with Garmin, and they confirmed the need for a resistor. They said I should use a 5 kOhm resistor. I had a 5.6 kOhm which works well. It kicks the voltage down to around 4.5 Vdc. I tried...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By pecanflyboy
Kirk, We both understand the same level of...

Kirk,
We both understand the same level of electric engineering, and I think you are spot on. The floating voltage from the GSU73 pin needs to be kicked down below the ACTIVE HIGH trigger voltage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By pecanflyboy
G3X non-touch GSU73 discrete active high not available?

G3X non-touch
GSU 73
G3x Installation Manual Rev. AM, Page 26-71
DISCRETE IN* 1 J731 Pin 9

I'm configuring a DISCRETE IN* 1 to give me a notification when the smoke pump is turned on (similar to an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By pecanflyboy
There is not another subscription. You have to...

There is not another subscription. You have to connect the iPad via Bluetooth or Wifi to the ADSB-IN unit that is installed in the aircraft, or used as a mobile device (GDL, Stratos, etc.). This...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,442
Posted By pecanflyboy
Ground loop caused by using the air frame as the...

Ground loop caused by using the air frame as the ground. This is often a short cut not discussed until one is bothered by headset noise. To eliminate noise, you need to bring all the grounds to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,801
Posted By pecanflyboy
The recommended pump is the Walbro 255lph Part#...

The recommended pump is the Walbro 255lph Part# GSL382

https://walbrofuelpumps.com/walbro-gsl392-inline-fuel-255lph-pump.html

There are also a lot of 380lph pumps out there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,801
Posted By pecanflyboy
Great design. I'm putting together my own system...

Great design. I'm putting together my own system with a high pressure fuel pump, and I'm running down the parts and process to make these nozzle/check valves.

Does anyone have a source on a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,016
Posted By pecanflyboy
BTW, I think Surefly having a COVID sale. 15%...

BTW, I think Surefly having a COVID sale. 15% off, last I checked. April2020
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,016
Posted By pecanflyboy
I would suggest you contact Surefly, and ask the...

I would suggest you contact Surefly, and ask the questions. My understanding is that when you have the SIM set up for advanced timing, it will not advance until the engine is well within the safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By pecanflyboy
Do you really want to lock you canopy? I'd...

Do you really want to lock you canopy? I'd rather call my insurance company to replace my radios, than to be stuck out on a cross country with no radios AND a broken canopy.

I had a friend with...
Forum: GPS 04-24-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,145
Posted By pecanflyboy
It?s all been under warranty. Garmin has...

It?s all been under warranty. Garmin has replaced the new unit with a refurbished unit. Garmin has replaced the antenna. Fortunately, I?ve been able to do all the labor. They?ve been very...
Forum: GPS 04-24-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,145
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin sent me a replacement GA-35 antenna. I...

Garmin sent me a replacement GA-35 antenna. I cleaned the ground plane and connections. Checked for 4.7V at the antenna. Coax continuity was good. Moved aircraft away from the hangar and close...
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