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Forum: Reviews Today, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By pa38112
Just be very careful. If you are looking at the...

Just be very careful. If you are looking at the data in-flight and hit the wrong button your p-mags will fault. I did this once by mistake and it really got my attention! I forget how I cleared it.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,293
Posted By pa38112
Mel, Is there any greater emergency at the moment...

Mel, Is there any greater emergency at the moment then a fire in the cockpit? Why not use your extinguisher and then deal with the 50 seconds of cloud? I feel the fire is the greater of the two risks.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-09-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By pa38112
+1 on Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor and Arcadia National...

+1 on Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor and Arcadia National park are basically one in the same. You stay in the same place and see both. 3-4 days there and you will have seen what you need to see.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By pa38112
What you are seeing is "normal", but it would...

What you are seeing is "normal", but it would imply two things: 1.) you need a differntt grease - Try Red Line Tacky. 2.) you are packing too much grease into the cavity.
Forum: Autopilots 04-03-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By pa38112
What has failed? My radio display started failing...

What has failed? My radio display started failing and I hade the same issues with finding a fair repair or replacement price. With nothing to loose I took it apart and cleaned the connections and put...
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By pa38112
http://www.fly2lunch.com/ This web site is very...

http://www.fly2lunch.com/

This web site is very helpful
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By pa38112
Not true ! If there is an issue that turns into...

Not true ! If there is an issue that turns into litigation, the aircraft owner will be pulled into it especially if there are assts that could be obtained. Having a company that owns the plane...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-01-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By pa38112
I had a Honda VFR with a "Front Machine Gun"...

I had a Honda VFR with a "Front Machine Gun" switch. Once I took it to the shop for a new tire and the service ticket came back reading "Front Machine gun inoperable"
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By pa38112
The sender is very difficult to remove with just...

The sender is very difficult to remove with just pro-seal; however, that seems to be the best seal. To make mine easier to remove I ground a chamfer around the bottom side of the fuel sender mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By pa38112
Flew in the Presidential TFR to get fuel for a...

Flew in the Presidential TFR to get fuel for a Easter trip next weekend.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By pa38112
I can only tell you what I did - I scuffed it and...

I can only tell you what I did - I scuffed it and the surrounding metal and made sure that the new proseal carried out to the fresh metal. I gave it a wipe with acetone before applying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By pa38112
It is normal to be nervous before a flight that...

It is normal to be nervous before a flight that is pushing your comfort level; be it the distance, or the airspace, or the terrain. I am getting ready to fly into the presidential TFR, so that has me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By pa38112
I have had two Lightspeed PFX's with LEMO plugs...

I have had two Lightspeed PFX's with LEMO plugs since they came out. I have always been very hapy with them. The Boes do not seem substantial enough for me.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-19-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By pa38112
I have two of these available from my P-mag...

I have two of these available from my P-mag conversion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By pa38112
Help me understand LED's

Can someone knowable in LED's help me understand why LED landing light bulbs are $250 - $500 ? I can get an inconstant bulb for $15. I really like the thought of lowering the power consumption and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-15-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By pa38112
I'll look this weekend. I probably saved mine.

I'll look this weekend. I probably saved mine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By pa38112
I made mine. I bought some aluminum honeycomb...

I made mine. I bought some aluminum honeycomb with a 5:1 depth to opening ratio. I then epoxyed it to a thin metal base place the same shape as the carb base. I will find some photos and post them. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By pa38112
How many are in your class? If everyone is in the...

How many are in your class? If everyone is in the same boat I would think Synergy has enough leverage to get them made...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By pa38112
They cant be converted. Look for a 7.

They cant be converted. Look for a 7.
Forum: Southeast 03-14-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By pa38112
My wife and I are thinking about going also -...

My wife and I are thinking about going also - leaving from New Jersey. Where are you flying from?
We have been once before. We loved the waterfron bard and shops. We also loved seeing each of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By pa38112
I have an 0-360-A1A with a Sam James intake. I...

I have an 0-360-A1A with a Sam James intake. I have spent considerable time and effort trying to normalize my cylinders so that I can run better LOP.
I have done the following:

- Replaced stock oil...
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By pa38112
Yes, Hunter is one of my sons. He got his...

Yes, Hunter is one of my sons. He got his masters in Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech. and then worked at HondaJet for a while before going to Wirlwind. He has a RV6A that he has flown all...
Forum: Propellers 03-12-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By pa38112
I have only heard of good experiances with...

I have only heard of good experiances with Whirlwind props, but the best and most up-to-date information is going to come directly from them. They are constantly develiping new stuff that is not on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By pa38112
If you get it again, tr to filter them through a...

If you get it again, tr to filter them through a paper towl and dry them. Then alaize under a magnifying glass to assertain their texture and hardness.
It could be Pro-seal.
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By pa38112
I live on a grass strip with my 6A. I have over...

I live on a grass strip with my 6A. I have over 1200 landings on it and the only evidance is a small amout of grass stain on the very bottom of the pants. You cant see it unless you remove the pants....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,982
Posted By pa38112
The technology behind them is the same. These are...

The technology behind them is the same. These are medical devises that people rely on to save lives every day. Using your logic, flying a plane someone built in a garage is not a good area to save a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,982
Posted By pa38112
You are not missing anything. 2L/min is a lot. We...

You are not missing anything. 2L/min is a lot. We wear pulse-ox finger sensors and adjust the flow accordingly. 1L/min is usually enough. Sometimes 1.5, so get a mini pediatric regulator that gives...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By pa38112
It depends. If your plane is a 10, then remove...

It depends. If your plane is a 10, then remove them. If you own it to fly it, the leave them on. You will get some grass stains on the bottom of the pants, but that is it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By pa38112
Spot of flood lights ?

I am replacing my PAR36 lights with LED's and wondering if I should go with two flood lights? My thinking is that the LED's are so much brighter that the flood lights will be better than the old...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By pa38112
By the way, mine are going in already painted...

By the way, mine are going in already painted wing-tips. I would rather not re-paint, so I am thinking of trying to cut the hole and re-use the cut-out as the door, or maype a polished aluminum door.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By pa38112
Hotel Whisky fuel door

I am looking for photos of how people did their fuel door when adding Hotel Whisky ER tanks? - Trying to get my plan together before the tanks arrive.
Thanks!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,494
Posted By pa38112
T.S. Flightlines makes a hose for this - very...

T.S. Flightlines makes a hose for this - very nice profesional looking install...
Forum: RV-4 02-16-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By pa38112
Any photos of your air box? I had a similar...

Any photos of your air box? I had a similar issue with a Sam James intake. The ram air was preventing heated air from making it to the air box. I had to re-work the door to seal better. now I see a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By pa38112
Calibrating Vans Fuel gauges

Is there a way to calibrate the vans steam fuel gauges? I replaced my senders, used the same float wire, and ensured the travel limits are correct. The gauges read empty properly. They read 2.5 gal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By pa38112
I got my 6A stuck while taxing to the other end...

I got my 6A stuck while taxing to the other end of the runway. I asked my son to operate the throttle while I pushed on one of the steps. First I put my weight on the tail and got the nose wheel out....
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,748
Posted By pa38112
If I were building a 10, I would put two standatd...

If I were building a 10, I would put two standatd but seperate tanks in each wing and plumb them like the Hotel Wiskey tanks so that I could keep the outer tanks empty if I wanted. It would add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By pa38112
Here is my perspective as an airport "Manager": ...

Here is my perspective as an airport "Manager": I have a private runway on my property. I have 3 hangers and rent out hanger and tie-down space. I usually have 5 to 6 tenants. I have very low...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By pa38112
I had not problem installing the RV7 crotch strap...

I had not problem installing the RV7 crotch strap mount into my RV6.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By pa38112
Fuel thread sealant

Is there a good recomendation for thread sealant in fuel applications? I just installed Hotel Wisky bungs in my tanks and need to plug them until I am ready for adding the tanks. I have used EZ lube...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By pa38112
Before you seal/reseal your tanks

Before you seal your tanks, install your fuel senders, or repair your tanks, consider this:
8 years ago when I was repairing a leak at my fuel sender the prevailing advice was to forgo the gaskets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pa38112
I did a system very similar to 941WR. I would not...

I did a system very similar to 941WR. I would not consider not having an alternate sourse.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,044
Posted By pa38112
Might I ask: How much did he quote you, and what...

Might I ask: How much did he quote you, and what did you settle on at this point?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,113
Posted By pa38112
I have duel e-mags on a standars ignition switch....

I have duel e-mags on a standars ignition switch. To do this you need to remove the jumper that normally grounds the non-impulse magneto during strting. My p-mags are powered off of the master. I do...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,832
Posted By pa38112
There is your answer: It happened twice. There is...

There is your answer: It happened twice. There is something going on that is better resolved in a hanger. Whenever I have a seemingly minor issue like this I try to narate the accident report in my...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By pa38112
I have liability insurance that I get through Air...

I have liability insurance that I get through Air Capitol. I do not know if they insure in Canada or not. In New Jersey, where I live, waivers are worthless so I do not bother.
Forum: Safety 01-22-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By pa38112
No, Nordloc washers will not act as a gasket, and...

No, Nordloc washers will not act as a gasket, and they require fairly high torque to set them relative to the torque used on a crush washer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,326
Posted By pa38112
An impulse coupling is for starting your plane....

An impulse coupling is for starting your plane. Without it, the mag does not produce as much current at the low speed of cranking your engine with the starter. The impulse is a spring-loaded...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 30,445
Posted By pa38112
For wires I alwas use wire lacing wether it is...

For wires I alwas use wire lacing wether it is FWF or not. It taks a bit more work, but I find the finished product to be much more attractive and profesional. I don't try to run a continuious length...
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By pa38112
I view them as two different things: The Nordloc...

I view them as two different things: The Nordloc washers prevent the bolt from making minor movement that will allow it to loose it's elongation. The safety wire keeps it from turning if it were to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By pa38112
What engine do you have? 0-320's and 0-360's with...

What engine do you have? 0-320's and 0-360's with the up-draft carbuarter are not prone to carb ice. I fly a RV6-A with a 0-360-A1A and a Sam James cowl. I have a carb temp probe. I never used carb...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By pa38112
I just bought a set from Vans. I am away, but if...

I just bought a set from Vans. I am away, but if you are willing to wait a week I can get you the Stewart-Warner part numbers when I get back home.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By pa38112
Also, these are "torqued" by an angular rotation...

Also, these are "torqued" by an angular rotation after making contact, not by a torque value. once the gasket makes contact you turn it an additional 135 degrees. That is 2-1/4 flats on the hex.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By pa38112
N520TX beat me to it, but that is the correct part

N520TX beat me to it, but that is the correct part
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By pa38112
Tank repai kit rivets

When I repaired my right tank I used the Vans tank repair kit and only used every other rivet. To use them all seems like over-kill given that the proseal alone could probably hold the repair cover...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By pa38112
I hate when the line guy at any airport tries to...

I hate when the line guy at any airport tries to rush out to help with the plane. inevitable they go to the tail tie-down and want to pull it tight, bending the plate. I feel rude, but I have to tell...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By pa38112
Do you have a gasket? There is nothing wrong...

Do you have a gasket? There is nothing wrong with what you want to try, but if there is a gasket then your problem could be more than just a weeping bolt.
Whatevey your approach, please fix it ASAP....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,212
Posted By pa38112
The problem with my pro-seal turing to gooe is...

The problem with my pro-seal turing to gooe is not user error, improper mixing, or using the wrong material. It is a chemical interaction of the proseal and 100LL vapor. As discussed eariler in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,594
Posted By pa38112
I suggest you and your wife take your tail kit to...

I suggest you and your wife take your tail kit to Synergy ( https://synergyair.com/builder-assistance-classes/empennage/ ) and take their 1 week build class. At the end of the week your tail will be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By pa38112
I honestly don't know why they put a fitting...

I honestly don't know why they put a fitting there. Every year I disasemble the nose wheel assembly and clean and grease everything. I stopped filling the cavity between the bushings a few years ago...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,212
Posted By pa38112
WOW, this may be the answer! From their web site:...

WOW, this may be the answer! From their web site: "CS 3600 is a one-part high bond strength adhesive
which finds application in a wide variety of purposes,
especially where resistance to oils,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,212
Posted By pa38112
external seems the softest. Ill pay more...

external seems the softest. Ill pay more attention to the internal when I go back over to the hanger.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,212
Posted By pa38112
Why is my Pro-Seal turning to gooe?

I am doing my third tank leak repair in 8 years. Each time I find that the Pro-Seal (I actually use ChemSeal, but they are the same ???) has turned to a gooey past that I can scrape off with my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By pa38112
bbsdad has one

bbsdad has one
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By pa38112
I would find someone ou trust to fly it once a...

I would find someone ou trust to fly it once a month or so, or take on a partner with a provision to buy them out when you return.
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