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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By N184DA
Contact info by chance? Nothing came up from the...

Contact info by chance?

Nothing came up from the Google Machine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By N184DA
Transportation Co

Anyone have contact info for a transportation co?
Couple years back I used Tony Partain, but he has since retired.

Asking for a friend,,

Thanks!!
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,619
Posted By N184DA
I purchased the entire kit with one shot, grand...

I purchased the entire kit with one shot, grand total was under $8K.

S/N: 2885
Forum: RV-4 11-17-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By N184DA
Completed my 4 in 2000 and I used pop rivets (per...

Completed my 4 in 2000 and I used pop rivets (per plans) for the main floorboards.
This does not apply to the fwd 3 floorboards & baggage area which are all nutplates & screws.

I Do have manual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By N184DA
SocialFlight: Van's Aircraft Factory Tour

This aired on 10/13/2020,
It's actually part two, of a two-part series with Vans.

Great look at the factory and some interesting...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: Slosh poll
Views: 8,396
Posted By N184DA
Ditto. My 4 was completed in 2000 but the tanks...

Ditto.
My 4 was completed in 2000 but the tanks were built several years prior, in the mid-90s. That was the one part of the project I just did not want to deal with so I sent them out for...
Forum: Safety 10-05-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By N184DA
Care to expand on your choice of hatchet? Thanks!

Care to expand on your choice of hatchet?

Thanks!
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,540
Posted By N184DA
Here is another great video on the subject, from...

Here is another great video on the subject, from Brian Schiff.
Circa 2019,,

http://www.mentorlive.site/program/20.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By N184DA
Dumb question, What direction of turn for...

Dumb question,

What direction of turn for increase/decrease PSI?
Forum: Safety 09-08-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,935
Posted By N184DA
Point taken but by my calcs, Standard day,...

Point taken but by my calcs,
Standard day, standard lapse rates,
At 10,000í
200KIAS = 229KTAS

ButIíll check my work :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-04-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By N184DA
Very early on, I had a rough-running engine (Dual...

Very early on, I had a rough-running engine (Dual P-Mags) and discovered that it was due to loose wire terminal screws on the factory installed blocks.
Forum: Safety 09-03-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,935
Posted By N184DA
A call to Dynon confirmed that with the D10A, we...

A call to Dynon confirmed that with the D10A, we are out of luck.
No such ability.

Skyview = yes

But I am not ready to ditch my D10A just yet,, so I will keep an eye (as I always do) on my...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,935
Posted By N184DA
I have a Dynon D-10A,, Since most (if not all)...

I have a Dynon D-10A,,

Since most (if not all) EFIS today show real-time TAS, I’m wondering if we can set an alarm, based solely on TAS and not IAS?

I’ll have to look over my manuals,,,

Edit:
Just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By N184DA
And here I was, all these years, thinking it was...

And here I was, all these years, thinking it was from the radiator
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By N184DA
Sean, Yeah, that's my dilemma. I started a...

Sean,

Yeah, that's my dilemma.
I started a project (non-RV) using KitLog. I am a "MAC-Guy", and although I do like KitLog, I hate having to rely on a separate PC/Windows, AND a special app to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By N184DA
KitLog vs EAA Builders Log

Looking for opinions for on-line builders logs,
Specifically:

KitLog vs EAA Builders Log

(I have both but have yet to use/update the EAA version)

Thoughts?
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-21-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By N184DA
Not sure, but here is the update from his...

Not sure, but here is the update from his website:

Feb 8, 2020. Due to unforeseen circumstances, all support services are terminated. The web site will remain up as a source of information for the...
Forum: RV-4 08-20-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,768
Posted By N184DA
That was the original spec, per plans.

That was the original spec, per plans.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-20-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By N184DA
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but the...

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but the VM1000 is nearing the end of it's useful life expectancy, and now that we no longer have Reggie to bail us out, I am beginning to think about a suitable...
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,570
Posted By N184DA
I guess the "trick" is to figure out the best...

I guess the "trick" is to figure out the best spot.
We all know how well those NACA vents on the canopy skirt work (not!!)
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,570
Posted By N184DA
Mine is mounted on the upper RH side of the F/W,...

Mine is mounted on the upper RH side of the F/W, above the Foot Well.
Fed by a 2" or 3" (can't recall) scat taken from behind #3
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By N184DA
I use the Concord RG-25 XC. I can;t use an...

I use the Concord RG-25 XC.

I can;t use an Odyssey because I need that extra weight up front
Forum: RV-4 08-14-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By N184DA
Mine is in the same location, and to make matters...

Mine is in the same location, and to make matters worse, I have a center radio stack.
So yeah, it’s a half day job to replace the battery which is why I am on a three-year, mandatory replacement...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-28-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By N184DA
Well that stinks,, Reggie has bailed me out of a...

Well that stinks,,
Reggie has bailed me out of a jam more than once with my VM1000.

I hope he is doing okay.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,170
Posted By N184DA
I only use flaps in my RV4 for takeoff when I...

I only use flaps in my RV4 for takeoff when I have a rear-seater.
Makes it easier (& quicker) to transition from the three-point attitude.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By N184DA
Did you fabricate the replacement plate from .040...

Did you fabricate the replacement plate from .040 or .032?
Forum: Safety 07-27-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,493
Posted By N184DA
This happened after reading this interesting...

This happened after reading this interesting post,,

Went flying yesterday, left relatively early in the AM.
Needed fuel, so I taxied over to the self-serve,
Grounded the RV, punched in my numbers &...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,205
Posted By N184DA
That is true,, But I found I needed both hands to...

That is true,,
But I found I needed both hands to manipulate the pump, to orient the holes,, and to start the bolts that do not align when the pump is square on the mounting flange.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,205
Posted By N184DA
Having that left mag removed also allows you to...

Having that left mag removed also allows you to route the string through the mag access, rather than slipping it between the pump and flange.

The way I did it was to basically tie the string off at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,574
Posted By N184DA
Interesting, I dig some looking and in the...

Interesting,
I dig some looking and in the latest Lycoming parts manual for an O320-D1A, the callout is as it is here:
Plain washer, plain nut, pal nut

However in the parts manual for an O320-E2D,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By N184DA
Pretty cool,, Great find!!

Pretty cool,,
Great find!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,574
Posted By N184DA
My point was t do much with the locknut, as it is...

My point was t do much with the locknut, as it is with the type of locknut.
I prefer to use all-metal locknuts, firewall forward.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,574
Posted By N184DA
Lock washers AND pal nuts is what I recall as the...

Lock washers AND pal nuts is what I recall as the hardware callout.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,431
Posted By N184DA
How much does the entire kit weigh?

How much does the entire kit weigh?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,650
Posted By N184DA
There is very little movement of the arm....

There is very little movement of the arm. Surprised me as well when I replaced my low-pressure pump last year.

Somewhere here on VAF, there is a post describing the limited sweep range of the arm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,574
Posted By N184DA
Hans, Unrelated to the rough idle issue, I...

Hans,

Unrelated to the rough idle issue,
I noticed in the original photo that it "appears" that your mixture control pivot is secured by a fiber locknut?
If that is the case, I would consider...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By N184DA
That's the animal! Thanks Gary.

That's the animal!

Thanks Gary.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By N184DA
FAB Carb Plate

Anyone have the part # for the upper FAB plate that mounts to the bottom of the carburetor?

O-320/ MA4SPA

Or, if anyone has a spare laying around, in original condition,,??

Thanks!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By N184DA
Which restaurant?

Which restaurant?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By N184DA
As I noted above, I pulled mine after 20 years...

As I noted above, I pulled mine after 20 years and dissected the pump just because I was curious. (remember that my pump was not the cause of the high fuel pressure).

I was surprised to see that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By N184DA
Yes, and thank you. It was mostly because of...

Yes, and thank you.
It was mostly because of your posts that I turned a "blind eye" to the easy-out troubleshoot method and went straight for the pump.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By N184DA
I just went through an almost identical situation...

I just went through an almost identical situation with my O320-DIA powered RV4.

I was seeing abnormally high FP readings, much like you,, in the 7-8 range.
I am still using a vintage, WM1000 which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By N184DA
Way back when, Ly-Con built me an O-320-D1A,...

Way back when, Ly-Con built me an O-320-D1A, originally 160HP.
They did a Port & Polish, with stock pistons.

Turned 177HP on the dyno.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By N184DA
Carburetor Gasket Question

Just received my new exchange carburetor from Ly-Con.
Came with two gaskets, one is black and the other a reddish-brown.

Both identical as to size and hole pattern.
The brown-ish gasket appears to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By N184DA
https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ide...

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1561417211-410-150&browse=am&product=fuel-cap
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,712
Posted By N184DA
So are you saying that you have Fuel dripping...

So are you saying that you have Fuel dripping from the new carburetor,,??
Or was the drip from the old,,
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By N184DA
Once you are connected via the app, use a...

Once you are connected via the app, use a two-finger tap on the ?Echo? logo at the top of the configurations screen. That will get you to the Advanced Settings section where you can adjust the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By N184DA
Yep, Palnut. Thanks, I drew a blank.

Yep,
Palnut.

Thanks, I drew a blank.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By N184DA
Carburetor Installation Hardware

Greetings,

I am swapping out my carb for my O-320.
Going from a 5009N to the 5217 (MA4SPA).

I was running the old carb since flight in 2000.

I was curious to see what the standard/recommended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By N184DA
Carburetor Rebuild Shop

Was looking through the archives for a carburetor rebuild shop but all of the posts seem dated.

I am in need of a rebuild/overhaul for my MA-4SPA, and I am looking for a recommendation.
Local to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 62,245
Posted By N184DA
Leave the default Transponder Threshold as is for...

Leave the default Transponder Threshold as is for now. When I installed mine, the default was 1600. After you fly and download the ADSB Performance report from the FAA, f you see any "Baro"...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By N184DA
Fantastic video! But I'm still stuck on that...

Fantastic video!
But I'm still stuck on that controllers voice!! :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By N184DA
Try reducing the "Transponder Threshold". I...

Try reducing the "Transponder Threshold".

I believe the default is 1600 but after several "Baro Fails" and conferring with Uavionix support, reducing it to 1500 did the trick. And I have heard of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,710
Posted By N184DA
Echo UAT with KT76A,, works great! As...

Echo UAT with KT76A,, works great! As advertised, no issues and no "adjustments" required after the install
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,710
Posted By N184DA
Yes, they are both GPS antennas, mounted on the...

Yes, they are both GPS antennas, mounted on the top of the fuselage, under the canopy. They are mounted "in-trail", as close as I could physically get them. I'm not particularly worried about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,710
Posted By N184DA
No photos (yet), but I mounted the GPS antenna...

No photos (yet), but I mounted the GPS antenna just aft of the rear seat, next to an existing antenna for my KLX135A.
Purely a personal decision, I don?t like the idea of mounting under the cowl....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,710
Posted By N184DA
Affirmative. Installed the echo UAT w/SkyFyx in...

Affirmative.

Installed the echo UAT w/SkyFyx in my RV4.
Works great, passed the FAA ADSB performance evaluation.

Connects to my iPad, via WiFi without any problem.

Very pleased (so far), and...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By N184DA
No, I really haven't given this much though at...

No, I really haven't given this much though at all. And it's not something that has me concerned,, to the point where I'm going to ground my airplane until I find a resolution.

Just a discussion...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By N184DA
PED Fire Containment

Not sure if this has been discussed,, performed a quick search of the archives and came up empty.

But, something to think about (as if we don't have enough!),,
For all of us that carry & use PEDs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 62,245
Posted By N184DA
Another uAvionix Echo UAT Install

Happy to add another Echo UAT success story to the list.
Installed in my RV4, performance flight was this afternoon,, beautiful day over the Puget Sound, just west of SEATAC, below Class B.

No...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,403
Posted By N184DA
I could be wrong but the firmware upgrade, alone,...

I could be wrong but the firmware upgrade, alone, would not have prevented this particular failure. From my understanding, it has more to do with the placement of the sensor during assembly.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,403
Posted By N184DA
And here is MY, P-Mag Failure story

I have dual P-Mags, circa 2013, (#114's) on my RV4, and i had the exact same issue yesterday, at a fuel stop two hours from home, and two hours from my final destination.

I won't repeat the details...
Forum: Northwest 02-18-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By N184DA
Hangars near SEA/RNT

Greetings all,

I am in the process of relocating from Northern CA to the SEA area, and would like advice on hangars. I have a flying RV4, a Searey project,, AND a hangar's worth of tools/stuff to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By N184DA
Columbia (O22) Father's Day Fly-In

Greetings RV'ers,,

A friend of mine wanted me to pass the word regarding the upcoming annual Father's Day Fly-In at the Columbia Airport, CA (O22), scheduled for June 18th & 19th.

He is one of the...
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