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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,710
Posted By Chino Tom
I also have one mag (left) and a Surefly. My...

I also have one mag (left) and a Surefly. My Tach sensor for my Advanced EFIS
is on the magneto. Even if the mag fails, you will still get a tach reading
as long as the mag shaft is turning (if it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By Chino Tom
Congrats Darwin! Your are baaaack??.:)

Congrats Darwin! Your are baaaack??.:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,521
Posted By Chino Tom
+1. I do the same.

+1. I do the same.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,986
Posted By Chino Tom
Great post Jim!

Great post Jim!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,771
Posted By Chino Tom
i just renewed the insurance with Global thru...

i just renewed the insurance with Global thru Gallagher. From last year
it went up 9.5% for exactly the same coverage. My 8A has been flying for
11 years now and the rates today are still much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,721
Posted By Chino Tom
Apple too

For those that drink from the Apple, there is an app, Pulse Oximeter, that
uses the camera and flash. $4.99 at the app store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,352
Posted By Chino Tom
California is a safer at home state :eek: Last...

California is a safer at home state :eek:
Last Saturday there were many practicing social distancing from the planet
here is SoCal.
I called an airport office in the Owens Valley this morning to make...
Forum: California 02-06-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,315
Posted By Chino Tom
Redtail is in!

Redtail is in!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,710
Posted By Chino Tom
I installed the Surefly on the right side of my...

I installed the Surefly on the right side of my O-360, leaving the left
impulse coupled mag on the left (tach pickup on the left mag). I run
the advance and have had no issues other than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,266
Posted By Chino Tom
Thanks Chris. New Years resolution again this...

Thanks Chris. New Years resolution again this year - Fly more! At least
this year is getting off to a better start ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,266
Posted By Chino Tom
Imperial Valley

It's nice to be able to use the plane in some work related activities. The
Imperial Valley in California's south east is one of the most fertile
ag areas in the US. Also, home to many future...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By Chino Tom
Thanks for this. Do you think there would be any...

Thanks for this. Do you think there would be any issues using these as
a direct replacement? I use a Max-Pulse switch to wig-wag these tip
lights.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By Chino Tom
Replacement LED

I see where this thread didn't answer the original question. I have
the RV 10 wingtip kit in my 8A and am looking for a replacement
LED bulb for this installation. Without having to replace the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By Chino Tom
I'm interested in Scott's answer also.....

I'm interested in Scott's answer also.....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-16-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,985
Posted By Chino Tom
2+2

If Van would create a Sportsman style 2+1 (or +2) kit plane that could be built
for the same cost as the 7/8/9 (with a 9 wing on top and a front
baggage compartment for balance) I think it would be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By Chino Tom
Someday.....

Nice write up! Oh to be retired ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,190
Posted By Chino Tom
+1 on the nose wheel. Although mine is an 8A, I...

+1 on the nose wheel. Although mine is an 8A, I painted a white stripe
on the tire and used a GoPro attached to the wing to verify it was
rotating (mine has a Grove nose wheel so there is no...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-08-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,619
Posted By Chino Tom
Awesome write up! Give Indira a hug for us!

Awesome write up! Give Indira a hug for us!
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,766
Posted By Chino Tom
You can connect the GDL-82 power lead to the...

You can connect the GDL-82 power lead to the Xponder Circuit Breaker.
That is what I did. My xponder breaker was 3 amps. The GDL-82
needs a 5 amp breaker. So I replaced the 3 amp breaker with
a...
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By Chino Tom
FlightAware

After my verification flight for the newly installed UAT out GDL-82, I went online to FlightAware and typed in my N number. There was my complete flight. I only communicated with my home airport...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,429
Posted By Chino Tom
Install complete

I installed the GDL 82 last weekend and finally got to fly in ruled airspace
today. No issues with the install or the validation flight. With the rebate code and the incentive code
from the GAIRS...
Forum: California 03-08-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By Chino Tom
Just one more reason to move to Oregon or Montana!

Just one more reason to move to Oregon or Montana!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,276
Posted By Chino Tom
If you search most private jets, they are...

If you search most private jets, they are registered as LLCs with a PO Box
for an address.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,485
Posted By Chino Tom
What battery back up did you install? Thanks,

What battery back up did you install?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By Chino Tom
Size matters (smaller is better)

I prefer the mini in the -8. I recently replaced my original
mini with the Mini 4. Bought a refurbished unit from Apple, and
saved a few bucks. Comes with a warranty too. Numerous anti
glare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Chino Tom
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Chino Tom
Using the kit, I did all three on the plane....

Using the kit, I did all three on the plane. :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-8QD3XjD/0/1f25f8ea/S/Aveo%20Tail%20Stobe-S.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Chino Tom
My GDL 39 connects to my 796 via Bluetooth. ...

My GDL 39 connects to my 796 via Bluetooth. However, it used to connect
automatically, as it does to my iPad now, but to the 796, I have to connect it
manually. Any way to make it connect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Chino Tom
Timely post

Mine are 6 or so years old and are yellowed (always hangared). Going
to go the restored route on the airplane.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Chino Tom
When you are ready to pick a paint scheme, I'd...

When you are ready to pick a paint scheme, I'd love to help...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chino Tom
My -8A has the Odyssey PC680 mounted on the...

My -8A has the Odyssey PC680 mounted on the engine side of the firewall.
O-360 A1A with a Hartzell BA CS prop. No forward CG issues with this
config. Also, nice short battery cable wire runs.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,938
Posted By Chino Tom
A O-320 powered kit version of the Vashon Ranger...

A O-320 powered kit version of the Vashon Ranger :eek:
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,816
Posted By Chino Tom
In the case of the -8/8a it appears to me Van's...

In the case of the -8/8a it appears to me Van's used the gross weight approximate Vso of 58 mph and the Acro load limit to calculate the
Va of 142 mph. Not the clean stall speed (Vs approximate 64...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,816
Posted By Chino Tom
Based on the formulas above, it appears the RV-14...

Based on the formulas above, it appears the RV-14 Va's are calculated
using the clean stall speed, Vs, not Vso as is the case with the -8/8a.
Regardless of aerobatic or utility load limit, which...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,430
Posted By Chino Tom
More room

Ignoring the tail/nose wheel noise..... The 8A has more space for
stuff up front without the -8 gear towers. My wife thinks it's also
easier to get out of the rear seat because it is level....
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,809
Posted By Chino Tom
Hi Bill! After the flight you kindly provided in...

Hi Bill!

After the flight you kindly provided in your -8A, it sealed the deal
for me to build ours. We are still enjoying it, but haven't escaped
from SoCal yet. Glad to hear you are doing good. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,613
Posted By Chino Tom
If Vashon's price indications hold, I think they...

If Vashon's price indications hold, I think they will sell many of these.
What can you build a RV-12 for? 90K+

The build experience is priceless IMHO. But many would just
rather write a check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 21,976
Posted By Chino Tom
Southern Cross, CSN

Southern Cross, CSN
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,628
Posted By Chino Tom
Beans

Eat beans for a year if you have to, but buy a constant speed prop! (Jerry Scott)
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 1,133,972
Posted By Chino Tom
That looks great!

That looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chino Tom
Thanks for all the info. I did talk to Hillsboro...

Thanks for all the info. I did talk to Hillsboro Aviation (no ramp fees for stays under 5 days) and to Enterprise. Enterprise frequently has better rates
through FBO's than you can get direct (my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chino Tom
Thanks for that. Looking at FBO's because I need...

Thanks for that. Looking at FBO's because I need to rent a car.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chino Tom
KHIO Hillsboro

Any suggestions for a RV friendly FBO at Hillsboro? Planning
a 2 night stay next week. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,358
Posted By Chino Tom
Than you Paul for answering a question I've been...

Than you Paul for answering a question I've been pondering about the spacing. My 327 is mounted at the cross bar level. Maybe it is a non
issue now!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 134,576
Posted By Chino Tom
very cool

Really enjoying this Vlad! I have Google maps and Wikipedia open following
and learning. Be safe!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 155,777
Posted By Chino Tom
It was "May the fourth" (be with you) ;)

It was "May the fourth" (be with you) ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,115
Posted By Chino Tom
Try tightening the nut on the leg to mount bolt.

Try tightening the nut on the leg to mount bolt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,258
Posted By Chino Tom
Feb wallpaper pic

That is one of the most outstanding pictures yet from Reno. Great job.
Axel will be looking at me all month!
Forum: Northwest 01-16-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,893
Posted By Chino Tom
SoCal

Not as CAVU as the PNW, but almost. Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino
Mountains with the snow capped San Gabriel Mts in the back ground.
The high desert to the right (where Rosie lives :D) and LA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,604
Posted By Chino Tom
I'm 62, built a 6 in my 40's, 8a in my 50's, and...

I'm 62, built a 6 in my 40's, 8a in my 50's, and I'm thinkin a 12 is in my
60's future!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-05-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,360
Posted By Chino Tom
Thumbs up Tom and Lori are in!

Tom and Lori are in!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-23-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,938
Posted By Chino Tom
Utility

A reasonably priced Glasair Sportsman :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,376
Posted By Chino Tom
Wink +1 IMHO ;)

+1 IMHO ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,164
Posted By Chino Tom
No I didn't. It just allowed the skin to lay...

No I didn't. It just allowed the skin to lay flat against the flange.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-05-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,164
Posted By Chino Tom
I ended up using a shrinker on mine. A very...

I ended up using a shrinker on mine. A very little bit at a time.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,357
Posted By Chino Tom
The screws that were not going to be removed...

The screws that were not going to be removed (like the fuel tank screws)
are painted on my RV. All of the ones that will be removed for inspections
are unpainted stainless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,676
Posted By Chino Tom
+1. If there were a VAPO and money was involved,...

+1. If there were a VAPO and money was involved, only 6% would participate!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chino Tom
I have the standard for both. You can download...

I have the standard for both. You can download terminal charts with both, but they are not geo referenced like on the sectionals. They are on the more expensive subscriptions. Foreflight just came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chino Tom
I have both on my iPad mini. Can't say one is...

I have both on my iPad mini. Can't say one is better than the other.
I use them for charts only and cannot comment on the flight planning aspect
of either.

GP is more intuitive to look up airspace...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-28-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,349
Posted By Chino Tom
Most of the hangars at Bishop are T's. I go...

Most of the hangars at Bishop are T's. I go there frequently, but have
never asked about overnight hanger space. You can call the airport office and inquire. 760-872-2971.

I have been using transit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Chino Tom
www.weathermeister.com Try it!

www.weathermeister.com

Try it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,444
Posted By Chino Tom
Keep writing

Ken, Thank you for all the help over the years and two builds. In the past several years, I've really enjoyed the various articles you have written in magazines. Always a treat to see a new piece...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By Chino Tom
+1, stay in the garage!

+1, stay in the garage!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-03-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 217,546
Posted By Chino Tom
Very cool John!

Very cool John!
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