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Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes, we plan to fix the leak prior to flight.

Yes, we plan to fix the leak prior to flight.
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Itís a wet wing. The tank is riveted together....

Itís a wet wing. The tank is riveted together. Probably will have to pull the entire tank.
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By TXFlyGuy
It would require draining almost 40 gallons. Yes,...

It would require draining almost 40 gallons. Yes, we could do that.

There are two options...

1. Open up the inspection panels, and attempt to apply CS3204 Flamemaster Sealant. This was done before...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Fuel Leak

Large transport aircraft have provisions that allow a certain amount of fuel to leak, measured in drips per minute. When I was a Second Officer on the DC-10, I found fuel dripping from the engine...
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Good to know. Thanks!

Good to know.
Thanks!
Forum: Propellers 10-02-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By TXFlyGuy
We have found a shop at YNG, Winner Aviation, who...

We have found a shop at YNG, Winner Aviation, who balances everything from piston singles to turbine twins.

And they are only 31 nm south of where my plane is.

https://winner-aviation.com/
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My owner's manual / data sheet states: The...

My owner's manual / data sheet states:

The propeller and engine must be dynamically balanced prior to flight.


It was statically balanced at Whirlwind. And Winners Aviation in Youngstown will...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Just spoke with them. They do not travel. And my...

Just spoke with them. They do not travel. And my warranty on the Whirlwind prop is voided if it is not dynamically balanced before the first flight.

I need to find someone who is close to KHZY. Who...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,635
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Dynamic Propeller Balancing

Can someone recommend a shop in the north central or eastern Ohio region that does dynamic propeller balancing?

My Whirlwind manual states that the prop MUST be dynamically balanced on the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Summit is proud of their pumps...$250...

Summit is proud of their pumps...$250 each.
Walbro Fuel Pumps Dot Com charges $110.

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

Even reputable dealers have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Walbro Fuel Pumps

Does anyone know a good reliable source for authentic, USA made Walbro Fuel Pumps?
There are many cheap Chinese knock off counterfeit pumps floating around on the internet. These are junk, and are to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My registration took about 24 hours. I drove up...

My registration took about 24 hours. I drove up to OKC, and paid a visit to the FAA offices.
Took them a big box of fresh donuts.
Had my registration in the mail the next day.

Those donuts were the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes! All is well now after sending the AWC Help...

Yes! All is well now after sending the AWC Help Desk an email. They fixed all of the issues, including removing the previous DAR.
I am good to go now.
And it only took 12 hours to get it fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I am working with a new (different) DAR. He and I...

I am working with a new (different) DAR. He and I have discussed this matter.

Here is the situation...

1. AWC filed with the FAA.
2. DAR requested, and selected.
3. The DAR now refuses to do my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By TXFlyGuy
How to modify the AWC Application?

I have an existing AWC App on file. It has been accepted. I now will be working with a different DAR, and the desire is to cancel the app, or modify it.

There are no (zero) drop down menus for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Cleveland DAR?

Iím seeking a recommendation on a good, reliable DAR in the Cleveland / Northeast Ohio region.
The previous recommendation (Matt) made did not work out.
If anyone knows a good DAR, please let me...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-28-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thank You!!!

Thank You!!!
Forum: Flight Testing 08-27-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I contacted someone on this forum. As a last...

I contacted someone on this forum. As a last resort...might pull the wings off, and truck my plane from Ohio to Texas for the inspection. Hate to do that!!!

Can some here recommend a DAR in the...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-27-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
So now my DAR claims he is not familiar with AC...

So now my DAR claims he is not familiar with AC 90-116, and does not know what to do with it. His advice was to contact the FSDO, but all offices are closed, and they don't return my calls.

Can...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Great! Thanks for the info. My test pilot will...

Great! Thanks for the info. My test pilot will fly the first 15 hours, so we should be good to go.
Thanks.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
No shortcuts. The insurance company requires that...

No shortcuts. The insurance company requires that I get 5 hours with the company test pilot. This is the checkout time. And it will be a proper and thorough checkout. They know he is not a CFI. And...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I thought so. So in my case a QP (Factory Test...

I thought so.

So in my case a QP (Factory Test Pilot) will do the initial AIT.

b. Scenario 2. Another pilot tests the aircraft, then the QP brings the BP up to speed. In this scenario, the BP...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks for the info! Big help in giving good...

Thanks for the info! Big help in giving good direction how to proceed.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Not sure what's needed to be the QP. Tailwheel...

Not sure what's needed to be the QP. Tailwheel endorsement, with an ATP rating. More flight hours than I care to remember.

edit: I would meet all requirements, except total flight hours in the last...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Need a little explaining here... The FAR's say...

Need a little explaining here...

The FAR's say you must perform the following to qualify for the APP:

1. Mixture and idle speed check.
2. Mag check.
3. Cold cylinder check.
4. Carb heat check.
5....
Forum: Flight Testing 08-26-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My test pilot is the former factory Chief Pilot /...

My test pilot is the former factory Chief Pilot / Test Pilot. He exceeds all requirements by a wide margin.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-25-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks for all of the input. I will advise my DAR...

Thanks for all of the input. I will advise my DAR of the flight test plans.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-25-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Phase I Fly Off

Here is my dilemma...a test pilot will fly the first 15-20 (+/-) hours on my plane. For me to fly it, and be covered by insurance, I must fly with the test pilot for 5 hours. Note the test pilot is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes, 100% correct! I should have looked there...

Yes, 100% correct! I should have looked there (registration) first. That would have answered my question.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Logbook Question

So...I have a standard aircraft logbook. On the general info page, there are places to fill out such as:

Manufacturer_______________
Model_____________________
Serial Number______________
etc.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,683
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I filled out the online application. No big deal,...

I filled out the online application. No big deal, just a bit tedious. But there was no place or mention for registering for a repairman's certificate.

Other than that, I think all of the boxes were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,683
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My DAR used to work for the FAA in the CLE FSDO...

My DAR used to work for the FAA in the CLE FSDO office. He called them up, asking for a waiver in our case.

Request denied.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,683
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Correct, he does very few inspections. He works...

Correct, he does very few inspections. He works for Airbus most of the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,683
Posted By TXFlyGuy
New FAA Procedure?

My inspection was canceled at the last minute by the DAR, saying we have to get into the new online system. He says all of the paperwork and forms that I have filled out now have to be done...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,120
Posted By TXFlyGuy
And comments like yours is why a can of Plexus...

And comments like yours is why a can of Plexus was ordered!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,120
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes...we used Pledge (Lemon) on my C-172 for...

Yes...we used Pledge (Lemon) on my C-172 for years with great results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Good to know. Thanks!

Good to know.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Professional Assistance?

I hired an avionics shop to do my Garmin installation, plus wiring. Does the FAA care about this, since I am the builder?
Do I need to list the avionics shop on the form Eligibility Statement...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,120
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks! Just ordered a can of Plexus. Previously...

Thanks! Just ordered a can of Plexus. Previously we used Lemon Pledge on our C-172. Seemed to work well, and repelled water.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,120
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Best plexiglass canopy cleaner?

What is the best cleaner for a sliding plexiglass canopy?
Forum: Safety 07-07-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,370
Posted By TXFlyGuy
A friend of mine had a sliding canopy detach...

A friend of mine had a sliding canopy detach inflight. It slammed into the tail structure, doing a fair amount of damage. Luckily, the plane was still flyable, and he made to an airport for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,040
Posted By TXFlyGuy
These latest posts are very encouraging. We have...

These latest posts are very encouraging. We have a non-certified engine. All fuel lines are alcohol compatible as is the CS3204 Flamemaster sealant used in the tanks.

Our plan is to burn 93E10,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,555
Posted By TXFlyGuy
With interest rates at 1% on savings, hard to...

With interest rates at 1% on savings, hard to make any real money there.

For 150K hull coverage, with 1 mil liability, and GNIM, my premium is $4600/year.
That is nowhere near what I have in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Mel - Thank You!

Mel - Thank You!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Log Book - Airworthiness Entry

As we near the FAA inspection, exactly what is the correct verbiage to have in the airframe logbook stating the plane is built by _______, and inspected by ______, and found to be air worthy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,686
Posted By TXFlyGuy
This. And it will also take you much longer than...

This. And it will also take you much longer than what you anticipate.

My recommendation, if you want to fly, is buy one already built. Much cheaper! And you will be flying!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,756
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Based on all of the responses here, I'll hazard a...

Based on all of the responses here, I'll hazard a guess that most kits (pick manufacturer here) eventually get finished, and flying.

That is as long as the kit manufacturer remains in business, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,756
Posted By TXFlyGuy
To shirt tail earlier comments, a good friend...

To shirt tail earlier comments, a good friend bought an RV kit, got about a third of the way through the build, and decided to call it quits. He sold it to a person from South America.

Another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,756
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My curiosity stems from the metrics of general...

My curiosity stems from the metrics of general homebuilt kit planes, and how many succeed in completion, and how many simply give up, abandon the project, or even die before completion.

My guess is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,756
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Total Kits Sold?

How many total RV kits have been sold? We all know that over 10,000 are flying, but my real question is what's the actual completion rate? 70%, 80%, more, less?

Any kit manufacturer that enjoys a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,707
Posted By TXFlyGuy
We just ordered a PC370, back up battery, and a...

We just ordered a PC370, back up battery, and a PC625 for the primary battery.
I?m sure these are better than the Rhinos being replaced.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,707
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks, good to know. I heard they had gone...

Thanks, good to know. I heard they had gone downhill a bit recently in quality. Just wanted to check and make sure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,707
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Odyssey Battery's

It was recommended that we replace our two battery's with Odyssey's.
Are these still good? Any problems with them?

Thanks!
Forum: GPS 05-31-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Rick - Thanks! I can save a few bucks!

Rick - Thanks! I can save a few bucks!
Forum: GPS 05-31-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks. I'll keep looking, but need to be IFR...

Thanks. I'll keep looking, but need to be IFR capable.
Forum: GPS 05-31-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
The complete package deal from Garmin, with the...

The complete package deal from Garmin, with the huge built in "savings", is:

G3X Touch = North America Data Base Bundle $199.95
GTN 650 = North America Data Base Bundle $499.00

The least expensive...
Forum: GPS 05-31-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My plane has an all Garmin stack, plus a GRT Mini...

My plane has an all Garmin stack, plus a GRT Mini EFIS as a backup. GRT does not charge for any updates to the software or NAV DATA, there is no annual subscription that you must buy.

Unlike Garmin,...
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Can you spell Rip Off? It takes only a few...

Can you spell Rip Off?
It takes only a few minutes to download the data on an SD card. Then it is Plug & Play. Literally, anyone could do the update.
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Garmin GTN-650 Software Updates?

Question for you Garmin 650 owners...as this is IFR certified, can you do the update on your own? Or does an avionics tech have to do the update, and make a log entry?

And is there a difference if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Just got this response...from another forum: In...

Just got this response...from another forum:

In my quick look through the regulations, they specify which placards must be displayed, and do not mention ones that cannot be displayed or must be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Aircraft Placards - Replica

So what is the position of the legal authorities with regards to installing a placard (non-required) on an experimental, home built aircraft?

We have placed several placards on our landing gear, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Problem solved. Hutter Performance, in Chardon,...

Problem solved. Hutter Performance, in Chardon, OH, has agreed to help out with scales, jacks, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By TXFlyGuy
60 miles northeast of CLE, at KHZY.

60 miles northeast of CLE, at KHZY.
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