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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,392
Posted By bill.hutchison
Re-installed my prop after complying with the...

Re-installed my prop after complying with the 100-hour AD on the hub - I have the aluminum one. All good. And now I know how to install a prop. :)

Flew a LOT yesterday - VKX JYO YNG DMW EVY VKX....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By bill.hutchison
Got a 3X laying around that you want to sell?

Got a 3X laying around that you want to sell?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By bill.hutchison
WTB: 2X Rivet Gun, Rivet Set, Bucking Bars, Palm Drill

Looking to see if anyone has some extras they'd like to sell....here's what I'm looking for....


2X Rivet gun
Flush and cupped rivet sets
bucking bar or two
Palm Drill


Figured there might be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By bill.hutchison
I just asked Vans this question last week. They...

I just asked Vans this question last week.

They said the 72" prop is recommended for my 6A and that the extra 2" does not give any real performance increase.

That's what I'll be ordering when the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By bill.hutchison
Question is pretty well-answered, but just for...

Question is pretty well-answered, but just for depth....

The white rear-facing light requirement is a Position Light, not an Anti-Collision light. The strobes are considered part of the...
Forum: GPS 10-06-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By bill.hutchison
Here's a pretty interesting article about why you...

Here's a pretty interesting article about why you sometimes get discrepancies between MSL and GPS altitude, if you're interested.

https://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0703/geoid1of3.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bill.hutchison
I called EI about a replacement and they...

I called EI about a replacement and they suggested checking some wiring first because the behavior I saw was more consistent with an electrical issue than with a total failure mode. I might try that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,354
Posted By bill.hutchison
I was able to bump up my coverage from $60K to...

I was able to bump up my coverage from $60K to $80K....and it only increased my premium $70. :) Also Global.

I am a CFI/CFII/MEI w/ 1200-ish hours and 100+ in type now.

And I use SkySmith....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-30-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bill.hutchison
Bizarre Fuel Pressure Readings

I suspect I may have a fuel pressure sending unit getting ready to die, but not sure.

The EI FL-5 fuel computer has been a damned useful instrument, and the prior owner of my airplane really had it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,354
Posted By bill.hutchison
I am shocked. SHOCKED. My premium just came up...

I am shocked. SHOCKED.

My premium just came up for renewal and it went DOWN. Way down.

Getting 100 hours in type over the year helped, I guess.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By bill.hutchison
WTB: Hand Rivet Squeezer, Rivet Set, other stuff...

Folks,

I went from having a future need to having an immediate need, and before I pull the trigger on some brand-new stuff, I'd like to see what I can source from the crowd who may have redundant...
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By bill.hutchison
Flying Eyes makes sunglasses with a reader...

Flying Eyes makes sunglasses with a reader portion in the lower lens.

In my RV, the lower version is PERFECT. The line of the reader is aligned with just under the top of the dash, so if I flick my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,941
Posted By bill.hutchison
Impressive tailwind. I don't think I've ever seen...

Impressive tailwind. I don't think I've ever seen one like that westbound.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By bill.hutchison
Dan - This 15F delta between the case port and...

Dan - This 15F delta between the case port and the indicated oil temp - is this a normal temperature spread, or are you getting this spread BECAUSE you have insulated your breather tube?
Forum: Tools 09-08-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'm trying to remember on mine since it's been a...

I'm trying to remember on mine since it's been a while.....but it's either a button on the display unit, or it's a button on the base of the camera connector near where it joins the display unit. It...
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By bill.hutchison
Poor Radio Quality on one Freq, one radio

I've got two radios in my RV - an SL-30 and a GNC 250XL GPS/Comm.

We're required to talk to departure at my field, and there is one frequency which always, always sounds terrible in my ears when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,895
Posted By bill.hutchison
Chased down a brake issue. Have it licked but...

Chased down a brake issue. Have it licked but still getting the moaning French Horn sounds. Not sure why yet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By bill.hutchison
So this hasn't happened again. But, because it's...

So this hasn't happened again. But, because it's good form to post updates...

I ended up having to replace my brake reservoir because I broke it whilst removing the cap which was over-torqued (I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By bill.hutchison
101-Level Errors for August

I might start a series of posts for this: silly mistakes newbie owners make that maybe other newbie owners can learn from.

We'll call this one: "Reading the Torque Chart Carefully."

Y'all might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By bill.hutchison
Keith, I'm in your neck of the woods, so I...

Keith, I'm in your neck of the woods, so I understand the situation with respect to CFI and flight school availability - it's utterly bonkers.

I've never flown an RV-4, so I can't speak to that...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By bill.hutchison
You want to look at 14 CFR 91.225. Your answers...

You want to look at 14 CFR 91.225. Your answers about where you can operate are in there, specifically under (d).
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By bill.hutchison
At the risk of being pilloried for asking a dumb...

At the risk of being pilloried for asking a dumb question, is there a master list published somewhere of what the various torque values should be by assembly?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
How are you cleaning the valve?

How are you cleaning the valve?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
Ok. You've got me re-thinking and possibly...

Ok. You've got me re-thinking and possibly over-thinking this now....

The first picture here is how it's routed now. As you can see, the crankcase breather points left, (relative to the pilot seat)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
Very possibly. “Uphill” was the biggest...

Very possibly. “Uphill” was the biggest takeaway.

Does this mean shorter but uphill is the better play?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
Allan said yeah, he suggested gasoline every once...

Allan said yeah, he suggested gasoline every once in a while.



I was curious about that because I had the same thought...I was expecting that maybe the vac portion of the system would reduce that....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks Bob - yeah, Allan was pretty emphatic...

Thanks Bob - yeah, Allan was pretty emphatic about routing that hose down and then up. I'm actually thinking about getting a longer length of hose and running a longer route with a bigger loop, so to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
ASA Air/Oil Separator: Installed!

For a lot of you this would be a trivial task, but for me, a newbie owner, this was pretty major.

I was able to install the Air/Oil Separator, use the braided line that came with the kit (because I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By bill.hutchison
I own both a set of Halos and a CQ1. I like both,...

I own both a set of Halos and a CQ1. I like both, very much.

Both are extremely comfortable. My non-scientific middle-aged hearing says the sound quality is about the same.

CQ1 gets an extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By bill.hutchison
If time is a major factor for you, have a shop do...

If time is a major factor for you, have a shop do it and ask if you can observe and take notes so you can try it yourself when time *isn't* a factor. My local mech is really good about letting me do...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-17-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By bill.hutchison
I switched to dual Pmags recently as well. Did...

I switched to dual Pmags recently as well. Did one, flew with it a while, then did the other one. My mags were getting up in age and an overhaul was due. Engine is smooth and starts right up on 1-2...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-09-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,774
Posted By bill.hutchison
Much this. Brad has taken what I'd call an...

Much this. Brad has taken what I'd call an inordinately large amount of time with me on the phone to discuss how the mags work in my airplane and has offered suggestions and solutions to my questions...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,295
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'm sorry you're dealing with this - it sounds...

I'm sorry you're dealing with this - it sounds very frustrating.

I've been working remotely with Andre for a few months on a new panel design and he's been completely amazing to work with. Glad you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
Encoder replaced, all good.

Got the airplane back today. It was definitely the encoder.

The shop shrugged and apologized for giving me a "Serviceable" encoder that wasn't. Everything tested and checked out, ATC was happy....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
quick update

Decided to go up today just to make sure I wasn't crazy or had completely missed an altimeter setting.

Departed VKX, altimeter was 30.04.

Climbed to 1000 MSL indicated, called approach....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yup. I spoke to the shop and they're going to...

Yup. I spoke to the shop and they're going to take care of it as soon as I can get the airplane back to them, which will likely be this week sometime.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
Primary altimeter is analog and has been working...

Primary altimeter is analog and has been working consistently correctly up until this issue. I do not have an EFIS with an output yet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks for the tips. Altimeter was set...

Thanks for the tips.

Altimeter was set correctly for the conditions at the time, and ATC was reporting that I was off, not an internet flight tracker. Pressure altitude displayed on the GTX was the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yeah - I'll send you a PM. I asked about 232...

Yeah - I'll send you a PM.



I asked about 232 and the shop told me that would require re-wiring.

This is a temporary solution; my new panel should be coming in a couple of weeks and the Dynon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill.hutchison
Altitude Encoder Issue

According to my local avionics shop, my ACK30 was working intermittently, so they replaced it with another used one.

This one may also be a problem, because it's encoding 500-600 feet higher than...
Forum: GPS 07-29-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,269
Posted By bill.hutchison
The Aera 760 is not legal for IFR navigation....

The Aera 760 is not legal for IFR navigation.

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=Ub3ANMaaxp64aQACZkFWi9
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,354
Posted By bill.hutchison
While the website was cute and funny, not even...

While the website was cute and funny, not even having an artist's rendering is.....

....disappointing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By bill.hutchison
I only have brakes on the pilot side, but I'll...

I only have brakes on the pilot side, but I'll give this a whirl.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By bill.hutchison
The plot thickens a bit.... Did a taxi test...

The plot thickens a bit....

Did a taxi test yesterday...braking action was fine, no moaning. Press down the brakes, set the parking brake, do a run-up...

Once again, the moan starts, nose starts to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yes! This is the exact sound I'm having - loud...

Yes! This is the exact sound I'm having - loud moaning sound is a perfect description.

Difference here is that my brake on the right isn't quite as strong as the one on the left.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'll do that. I've read that the Rapco brake...

I'll do that. I've read that the Rapco brake liners need to be conditioned. I've also read that the SAME brake liners do NOT need this. <shrug>



Did some searching. Turns out I have some anti-seize...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By bill.hutchison
Brake Question

I have recently replaced pads and bled both brakes. Pedals are firm.

At my airport, I have to taxi from the hangar line to the taxiway down a short incline/hill - nothing TOO aggressive, but I do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By bill.hutchison
I just did this a week ago. I have Pmags, and...

I just did this a week ago. I have Pmags, and since re-timing them takes 10 seconds, it was much, much easier to it this way.

I did have to cut down an allen wrench to get to the fuel pump bolts....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By bill.hutchison
Helpful stuff. Since posting, I've been...

Helpful stuff.

Since posting, I've been researching. Seems that conventional wisdom dictates that I use the same kind of glass and mat that was originally used on the cowl.

What kind of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By bill.hutchison
Dan, if I'm reading your instructions correctly,...

Dan, if I'm reading your instructions correctly, I'll build up new glass from the outside, right? Laying the new pieces on one after the other, and then I'll remove the temp piece? Then cut the new...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By bill.hutchison
Cowl Mod/Improvement Suggestions Sought

And the answer may be, "do nothing", but I'm curious and open to ideas.

The two photos show the bottom left and center of my cowl, which wraps around a carbureted O-360.

Yes, it's messy and yes,...
Forum: California 07-16-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,677
Posted By bill.hutchison
That airplane was up for sale for a long time - I...

That airplane was up for sale for a long time - I remember looking at it right when COVID started.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,746
Posted By bill.hutchison
Second responded: "My POI says 2 NAVAIDS...

Second responded:

"My POI says 2 NAVAIDS required. IE - one ground based, one satellite based. The combo of NP and P doesn't matter."

So there ya go. You do have to have at least one of those for...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,746
Posted By bill.hutchison
So this is interesting....I actually took it to...

So this is interesting....I actually took it to two DPEs. One responded, one has not yet.

The one I did speak to indicated that, in his opinion, the language "...representative of the type that the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,746
Posted By bill.hutchison
****, I was staring right at that bit. Yeah -...

****, I was staring right at that bit.

Yeah - I'm waiting for an answer from the DPE and I'll let you know what he says.

<shrug> I've spoken with DPEs about this in the past and none of them said...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,746
Posted By bill.hutchison
This is where I wish the FAA issued some clearer...

This is where I wish the FAA issued some clearer guidance, because it seems you can read the language of the ACS two different ways:

Task A. - Nonprecision Approach

...Examples of acceptable...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,746
Posted By bill.hutchison
The Instrument ACS allows for this. If the GPS is...

The Instrument ACS allows for this. If the GPS is TSO146, you can do it.

Appendix 7 of the Instrument Rating ACS, section VI. Instrument Approach Procedures. Here's the relevant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By bill.hutchison
Replaced old fuel hoses and oil cooler hoses with...

Replaced old fuel hoses and oil cooler hoses with new one from TS Flightlines, replaced fuel pump with a new Tempest unit.

No leaks so far! Woo-hoo!
Forum: Tools 07-11-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,680
Posted By bill.hutchison
Since I started this thread I figured I'd post...

Since I started this thread I figured I'd post the update....

Milbar. Life-changing. I can actually operate one-handed in some instances.

Now, I'm still not the greatest safety-wire guy out there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,001
Posted By bill.hutchison
Please do. This is something I've kind been...

Please do. This is something I've kind been waiting on MD/VA to correspond with me on, but I haven't gotten anything in the mail yet. Wondering if I should just be proactive. My plane lives in MD but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By bill.hutchison
I have used/tested a Stratus 2 in combination...

I have used/tested a Stratus 2 in combination with a yoke-mounted iPad mini in a simulated emergency.

It'll work in a pinch, but it's twitchy and a bit hard to smoothly fly using the instruments on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,848
Posted By bill.hutchison
Started removing hoses, wires and left mag so I...

Started removing hoses, wires and left mag so I could get to the fuel pump for replacement. Got pump replaced, however, my new hoses are too long (my fault, not Tom's) so I'm having those modded and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,604
Posted By bill.hutchison
I did this pretty early on after I bought my...

I did this pretty early on after I bought my flying RV. Basically went through the Van's catalog and bought some of almost every fastener they had.

I also learned pretty quickly to identify the...
Forum: Reviews 07-01-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By bill.hutchison
TS Flightlines - Great Service

Whilst pursuing my fuel pump demons, I decided to go ahead and replace some older hoses in the RV since they're probably about 8-10 years old.

On the advice of this forum, I asked Tom over at TS...
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