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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By F1 Rocket
PFD data via Blue Tooth from G3X Touch

Hello G3Xpert,
Why doesnít the G3X Touch allow PDF data to be displayed on a Blue Tooth connected device such as an iPad?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By F1 Rocket
I used a bench mounted belt sander and masking...

I used a bench mounted belt sander and masking tape for protection.
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By F1 Rocket
Just looking for basic dimensions. Firewall...

Just looking for basic dimensions. Firewall attach, length from firewall to spinner matting surface, and overall width across the cylinders.
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By F1 Rocket
RV-3 cowl drawing

Anyone have a drawing of a RV-3 cowl with dimensions?
Forum: Rocket 03-08-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By F1 Rocket
I had my boot cowl and glare shield completed...

I had my boot cowl and glare shield completed before the speed slope windshield was available. The speed slope had plenty of extra material to trim.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,980
Posted By F1 Rocket
I’ve found that running up the engine to 1200 rpm...

I’ve found that running up the engine to 1200 rpm and then shutting the purge valve helps on subsequent hot starts. Maybe it helps burn off more of the fuel in the injector lines?
Forum: Rocket 03-04-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By F1 Rocket
I donít remember mine being that hard to...

I donít remember mine being that hard to fabricate. I started by rolling the rough cut panel, gently in the center and more aggressively towards the sides. The sides were the tricky part and did...
Forum: Rocket 02-10-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By F1 Rocket
Here’s a couple photos of mine. Solid rod running...

Here’s a couple photos of mine. Solid rod running between the front and rear. Backseaters with long legs sometime bump their knees on it.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QbevbwL8d4AAXe4m9
Forum: Rocket 02-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By F1 Rocket
Any photos available of this tube seal from tape...

Any photos available of this tube seal from tape method?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By F1 Rocket
We started our first airplane (a KitFox) before I...

We started our first airplane (a KitFox) before I had my PPL. My wife already had hers. All of my formal instruction, solo flights, and check ride were in the KitFox. A bonus of taking my check ride...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,737
Posted By F1 Rocket
The IR of the EarthX and similar lithium...

The IR of the EarthX and similar lithium batteries is much lower than lead acid batteries. This low IR lets them pull much higher current. EarthX specs the max alternator size for each of their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,855
Posted By F1 Rocket
Interesting thread. I was scratching my head...

Interesting thread. I was scratching my head because I didn’t remember running a voltage sense wire when I installed my voltage regulator. Turns out it’s connected directly to the alt field terminal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes...not by much, I think itís half a ball out....

Yes...not by much, I think itís half a ball out. Iím looking for a method to determine if it really is half a ball out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes, we used this method on sailplanes. But I...

Yes, we used this method on sailplanes. But I think the propeller slipstream will affect the string.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By F1 Rocket
Thanks for the replies but, is there an inflight...

Thanks for the replies but, is there an inflight test for yaw trim that does not rely on a slip/skid ball?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By F1 Rocket
That takes care of the roll axis alignment but...

That takes care of the roll axis alignment but what about the yaw axis?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By F1 Rocket
How can you test yaw trim?

Is there an in flight test for yaw trim? I know ďcenter the ballĒ but how do I know the ďballĒ on my PFD is calibrated correctly?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By F1 Rocket
I typically get asked why Iím weaving back and...

I typically get asked why Iím weaving back and forth while taxiing. I tell them not to worry, Iím not drunk. I just canít see where Iím going :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,913
Posted By F1 Rocket
Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit...

Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit that I was at 100% power in a not so slight dive..........and dreaming :)

Seriously, the fastest I’ve seen in the Rocket at 1500’ is 209 KTAS @90%...
Forum: Rocket 11-13-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes, it will. Iím only going to move the top back...

Yes, it will. Iím only going to move the top back about an inch. Iíll need to put a little more bend in the rear seat stick and probably shorten it a little bit more.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,753
Posted By F1 Rocket
Over the past two years my Rocket lost 59 pounds....

Over the past two years my Rocket lost 59 pounds. The single biggest loss was swiping the original PC 925 battery for an EarthX 900. This alone accounted for 21 pounds between the battery and the...
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By F1 Rocket
Front seat back tubular structure.

Looking for some guidance here. I want to move my front seat back aft a bit. To do this requires modifying the tubular structure that the seat back leans against. What complicates this is that in my...
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By F1 Rocket
Pictorial parts manual for Jihostroj govenor

Anyone have a source for this? Iíd like to replace the control arm, bolt, and locking plate on my older (2005) Jihostroj govenor. Iím pretty sure these parts are the same as the current PCU5000...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By F1 Rocket
Good cleaner for wheel/brake assemblies?

Looking for recommendations on a good cleaner that can be used safely on wheel/brake assemblies. Maybe a foaming type that could be hosed off with water.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,257
Posted By F1 Rocket
I updated the panel in my Rocket last year. The...

I updated the panel in my Rocket last year. The original panel was a VFR combo of first gen Dynon (D100/EMS 10) and Garmin radios. My first choice was to stay VFR and stick with Dynon because I knew...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By F1 Rocket
http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.html

http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.html
Forum: Rocket 10-31-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By F1 Rocket
The upper sheetmetal between the windshield and...

The upper sheetmetal between the windshield and cowl. It needs to be rolled a bit. Mine needed to be shrunk a bit in a few places as well.
Forum: Rocket 10-29-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By F1 Rocket
The boot cowl is certainly a tricky piece of...

The boot cowl is certainly a tricky piece of sheet metal to form. I used a sheet metal shrinker in a few strategic places which allowed to conform nicely. If you go to www.aero-kids.com there are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By F1 Rocket
Weights

I was curious what the installed weight difference would end up being so I kept a careful log of each component. As can be seen the weight difference is pretty much a wash. I gained a little over 1...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By F1 Rocket
CPi-2 install in N14ZM

I spent the past couple months installing a CPi-2 in my Rocket. Overall the installation went pretty smoothly. The biggest challenge was the usual puzzle of where to fit everything within an existing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,155
Posted By F1 Rocket
If the coil fuse or breaker is open, how is the...

If the coil fuse or breaker is open, how is the backup battery going to power the coil? There is no other power path from the CPU board to the coil.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,512
Posted By F1 Rocket
Very sad news :( I never met him in person but...

Very sad news :(
I never met him in person but Ken provided advise when I needed it the most on my Rocket.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iíve got one coil pack mounted in the right mag...

Iíve got one coil pack mounted in the right mag position running the bottom plugs and the other mounted on top of the engine running the top plugs. A bit of extra harness length is better than coming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By F1 Rocket
Do the sealed bearings with with Grove wheels?

Do the sealed bearings with with Grove wheels?
Forum: Rocket 08-30-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,719
Posted By F1 Rocket
Turbo injectors and rails

Anyone have a set of these installed on an F1/IO 540?
If so I would greatly appreciate any photos you have of the install.

Danny
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,229
Posted By F1 Rocket
I have several components anodized in my Rocket....

I have several components anodized in my Rocket. Most have held up well over the past 17 years including the rudder pedals. The only ones that have not are the two front seat back rails. These have...
Forum: Rocket 08-22-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By F1 Rocket
My engine has them on both sides.

My engine has them on both sides.
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iím told the latest MT is their own design and...

Iím told the latest MT is their own design and manufactured by MT.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,500
Posted By F1 Rocket
I went to my local AutoZone and checked out their...

I went to my local AutoZone and checked out their pilot bearing puller. Unfortunately the smallest bearing ID it’s intended for was 5/8”. The ID of the mag bearing race is 1/2”. Ended up buying a...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,500
Posted By F1 Rocket
Tried this method and neither bearing will budge....

Tried this method and neither bearing will budge. The grease just keeps coming out pass the bearing race. Tried using a thicker wheel bearing grease without success as well. Looks like my local...
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By F1 Rocket
Jihostroj governor not holding RPM when the oil gets hot

Counter weighted MT 3 blade prop. Cold oil it spins right up to 2700. Once the oil warms up it only gets to 2680. If the oil gets very hot >220 it will only reach 2650. I read somewhere that these...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,500
Posted By F1 Rocket
Awesome! Iíll try this today. As you know, not...

Awesome! Iíll try this today. As you know, not much room to work with the engine installed in a Rocket.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,500
Posted By F1 Rocket
Only one end is supported by the bearing. The...

Only one end is supported by the bearing. The mag normally supports the other end. Minus the mag the gear can wobble around and eventually pop out along with the bearing.
Forum: Safety 08-15-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,500
Posted By F1 Rocket
Ok....Iím in the middle of removing my mags for a...

Ok....Iím in the middle of removing my mags for a SDS CPI-2 install. Does anyone have any tips/tools to remove the bearings from the case? Gears and rubber drive pucks came out easy.
Forum: Rocket 08-01-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,280
Posted By F1 Rocket
I would love to see some install photos of your...

I would love to see some install photos of your cold air and exhaust systems.
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,701
Posted By F1 Rocket
I used the TruTrak bracket mounted under the...

I used the TruTrak bracket mounted under the floor. It was a relatively easy install. You just need to make sure you locate it away from the heel buckets. Iíve since replaced the TruTrak servos with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By F1 Rocket
Weather/traffic not working on Garmin G3X/375

When I originally got my system up running and flying late last year I was reliably receiving weather and traffic. Now it seems that I am missing some traffic alerts and the WX page always displays...
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By F1 Rocket
I bought a nice mounting set from FlightFlix.net....

I bought a nice mounting set from FlightFlix.net. It works great in the Rocket and should work in a RV-4 as well.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Fty7RHNDg3zEzKmcA
Forum: Rocket 07-17-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By F1 Rocket
Double post

Double post
Forum: Rocket 07-17-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By F1 Rocket
I used plate nuts and screws for just about every...

I used plate nuts and screws for just about every floor component except the rear baggage shelf. Installing them was not a fun job but in the 18 plus years since installing them I’ve been very happy...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-10-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,155
Posted By F1 Rocket
Ok...RTFM: ? Power down of the CPi2. Due to the...

Ok...RTFM:
? Power down of the CPi2.
Due to the ecu having its own backup battery, power down is unique on the CPi2. When you turn off Mainbus 12 volt
power to the CPi-2 it automatically switches...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-10-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,155
Posted By F1 Rocket
I?m in the process of gathering up all the...

I?m in the process of gathering up all the components to convert my Rocket to a dual CPI-2 set up. I have two double pole switches that will control CPU/coil power to ignition A and B. I also have...
Forum: Rocket 07-05-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By F1 Rocket
Nice work. Looks comfy.

Nice work. Looks comfy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,845
Posted By F1 Rocket
Screw knocker

I had to remove several tank screws that had most likely galled at some point. This tool worked like magic. I still have it and will lend it out if needed. Just cover the cost of shipping back and...
Forum: Rocket 06-26-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By F1 Rocket
Great news Michael :)

Great news Michael :)
Forum: Tools 06-26-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By F1 Rocket
No iPhone support ? :(

No iPhone support ? :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By F1 Rocket
Awesome. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Awesome. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By F1 Rocket
Graphical display of G3X logs

Is there a way/program to graphically display the logs from a G3X system on a PC?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By F1 Rocket
My suggestion is to have Ross send you some...

My suggestion is to have Ross send you some housings for the various options you are looking at. This was a huge help for me because it allowed me to take into consideration how and where the wire...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-16-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 82,671
Posted By F1 Rocket
Schu, I recently went through the whole decision...

Schu,
I recently went through the whole decision process of dual EI, single EI/mag, CPI/CPI2, EM5. Part of this process was getting comfortable with the concept of dual EI and the resulting...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-13-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By F1 Rocket
LOL I remember first time I rode in the back of...

LOL
I remember first time I rode in the back of my hanger partner’s fixed pitch 180hp RV-8. I was thinking “why does everyone rant and rave about the performance of these things?”. Honestly, I’m...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-13-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By F1 Rocket
Ali?s Rocket Ride

Took my friend Manny’s son Ali up for a Rocket ride on his 7th birthday. It was his first non airliner airplane ride. He was pretty silent until I pushed the throttle forward on takeoff. Then he let...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 82,671
Posted By F1 Rocket
Me 3 on a Design 1 type controller for the CPI2....

Me 3 on a Design 1 type controller for the CPI2. But I?ve already asked Ross and been told it?s not likely to happen soon. So I?ll be fitting the current design in my Rocket.
Forum: Rocket 06-07-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 99,477
Posted By F1 Rocket
Thanks for the insight. I?m just starting to...

Thanks for the insight. I?m just starting to learn to speak IFR. Right sound it sounds a lot like Greek 🙄
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