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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By 622BH
The BIGGER the better

Get as large a radius as you can. Ask your DAR what the largest radius they are permitted (on their own) to give you.
I got 100 miles. During phase one "endurance" testing that 200 mile diameter...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-23-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,398
Posted By 622BH
Isn't it Great?

Having multiple choices to achieve the same, or very similar results. Just as there are a LOT of choices of cars/trucks to choose from just to get from point A to B, when just one would accomplish...
Forum: Reviews 02-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By 622BH
Interesting...

Dan, NOT an argument; when I followed the Van's installation manual and components with the old conventional FI system there was a call for a hole to be drilled in the firewall flange that was to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By 622BH
Think to the Future

Once upon a time...
I used the Van's designated firewall pass-throughs. For the Lycoming provided Fuel Injection system they worked well.
Though I toyed with the idea of FlyEFII fuel injection system...
Forum: Reviews 02-20-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By 622BH
No and No

No pooling. As you say, the injectors are electronically turned on for a specific period of time when the ignition is turned on.

The Sniffle Valve was part of the old legacy FI system, attached to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,871
Posted By 622BH
That's Quite the Process!

Wow! All that to get the lettering on the panel. Plus you now have all that hardware and supplies. Seems you should go into a small side-business to get some return-on-investment.
I don't have a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,871
Posted By 622BH
Steve Smith?

Steve, did you have / purchase the laminator they describe as being part of the process? If not, why not? If so, which one did you purchase.
In total, what was your set-up process & $$$?
Could you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By 622BH
Indian Head Gasket Shellac

An IA friend suggested I use INDIAN HEAD GASKET SHELLAC for fuel lines. He indicated NAPA had it...
Looking on the shelf at the local store I couldn't find it. Asked a desk clerk - they have it in...
Forum: Reviews 01-27-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By 622BH
"My Beebe"

I finished the upgrade from the Legacy to System 32 this summer in my RV-9A "My Beebe."
What a significant improvement in performance the 32 has made. I modified the Engine Control mount to include a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By 622BH
Suggestion

I suggest you go to Infinity website and download the switch / ordering form. That lists all the options available. Next, think about how you want to use the stick switches and after giving it much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By 622BH
My Experience

Albeit 7 years ago, there is no "default" you tell them what switch configurations you want in each location. There should be no need for re-wiring.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By 622BH
Small Screwdriver

I used a small screwdriver. After getting a start on the clip I then used a small screwdriver to work the rest of the clip onto the retainer. Takes about 30 seconds per device.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By 622BH
How About A "Renew" Option

Why can't they put a "Renew" option in our accounts so we don't have to go through the frustration of finding the package we want / need every year.
Since most of us will want / need the same package...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 518,788
Posted By 622BH
Stratus 3 ADS-B External Antenna Clip?

Steve,
I sent you a PM but figured I would post here for others' input.

I have a Stratus 3 Receiver that I intend to mount off the glare shield (likely on the center tunnel over the fuel pump) so it...
Forum: Oregon 12-10-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By 622BH
Yep!

I just communicated with Jason today. He thought he had sent me a message to let me know he was up & flying. But, I never received it.
Good to hear he is flying.
I had my 9A there in the NE Ts for a...
Forum: Oregon 12-10-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By 622BH
Jason Rood

Jason is also a former Naval Aviator home-based there in KHIO. He's building - should be near completion - an 8A. Ask around and see if you can hook up with him.
I'll contact him and see if he will...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By 622BH
Just Make Sure...

you remove the "plug" to the vent line after you install the new / repaired drain. Bad things happen if you forget it.
As mentioned above, if you have a spare drain ready to go, using a finger to cap...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By 622BH
On Order

They should be arriving just in time for the annual. Perfect timing on the OP's part.
:)
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By 622BH
Thanks Keith

Thanks for that search info.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By 622BH
Pairs or Individuals?

Do the Omegas come in pairs or do you have to purchase them individually? (Male / Female)
Also, did you use the miniature version or standard?
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By 622BH
Bobby

Didn't mean to incite a "primer war." Just wanted to post my experience with the new tire/tube set-up.

I fully understand and agree with the view that whatever you prefer, go with it and ignore the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By 622BH
Reviews here & FBO

After reading the reviews here and chatting with the local FBO, I decided to "pull the trigger" and purchased the Desser Monsters and the Michelin Air Stop Tubes (tubes from ACS). Other than stock,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By 622BH
Nice Suggestion Steve

Are you airing the Lamb tire to 50 PSI?

The taxi tip is a nice trick if there’s a cross wind. My airport has a predominant head/tail-wind right down the taxiway. So the crown and brakes get used a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-19-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By 622BH
Oh What A Difference...

Just changed out the stock tires for Desser Monsters 5.00-5 and Michelin Air Stop Tubes. Balanced at 40 PSI.
Much better taxi and Take-off / Landing roll than before.

Stock tires limited me to 35...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By 622BH
$$$

When I mentioned the name of the builder who introduced me to RV aircraft, he received a $100.00 check / credit and thanked me for mentioning his name. That was 10 years ago. Don't know if Van's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,761
Posted By 622BH
AFS is Great & Less $$$$

I have two AFS 5600T EFIS in my 9A.
They are configurable to permit you to choose whether some information is displayed or not.
The one thing I like about them - from an IFR point of view - is that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By 622BH
Forward of Spare Under Gear Weldment

On my RV-9A I mounted two COMANT antennae under the Gear Weldments. They are the required minimum space apart and the weldments prevent anyone's feet from contacting the BNC connectors.
I've never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,272
Posted By 622BH
Drop Violently?

About 300 hours on my 9A and a few landings. Never have I had the nose wheel drop violently on landing. Holding the stick back, and progressively pulling to keep the nose off always results in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,126
Posted By 622BH
Exchange?

NTK sensors are significantly more durable than Bosch sensors in such environments

Anyone know if the NTK and Bosch (PLX) sensors are directly interchangeable? My question focuses on the cable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,126
Posted By 622BH
According to Theory...

Lead deposits are most likely when "cool" temps are permitted in the cylinders (and exhaust in the case of the O2 sensor). Robert at EFII recommends placing the sensor bung up close to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,243
Posted By 622BH
Trip Point Elimination

From experience I've found having the flaps down - A model 9 - eliminates catching the shoe toe on the flap trailing edge.
With flaps down it is noticeably easier, and more comfortable getting in and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,649
Posted By 622BH
Standalone AFS

Sorry, no there was no discussion about those systems. I have the Dynon AOA Pitot, feeding into my 5600T EFIS.
If the standalone units feed into your EFIS, where I imagine some processing is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,649
Posted By 622BH
AFS Update in Testing

Spoke with AFS yesterday. Their software update containing the AOA audio tones is in the testing phase now. Not known when it will be rolled out, but they're aggressively testing to get it out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,649
Posted By 622BH
AFS is not the same as Dynon

I know AFS is a sub-company of Dynon. However, they are not the same systems. What Skyview has is not necessarily in the AFS EFIS units.
Ken - software engineer at AFS - has been working on software...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,649
Posted By 622BH
Six Months On. Status Update?

Rob,
Checking in to see if there's any noteworthy update on Ken getting the software modified to give out the AOA tones?
I, and I'm sure many more, hope you and yours are fairing well during the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
HUD
Views: 3,267
Posted By 622BH
RC1047 ?

RC1047,
I'm intrigued by your posting. Using the AFS5600T system in my 9A, I've thought about getting the GRT system as an add-on strictly for the HUD function.
Your working with AFS to develop an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,675
Posted By 622BH
AFS Users

For those who use AFS EFIS - after downloading the ALD files simply change the ALD to CVS; confirm you want to use CVS, then any spreadsheet program will work with it un-impeded. Mac as well as PC...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,344
Posted By 622BH
K-FOUR Switcches

I found some K4 LEDs at a local auto parts store. Investigated the company and contacted them directly. They have a lot of styles and will sell direct.
For my Engine Cowl indicator I use their red...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By 622BH
To VP or Not To VP?

This question is pretty much like the Primer Wars...
There will be those who "love" their VP product, and those who think the "old way" is still the best way.

Without a customer base willing to test...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,970
Posted By 622BH
Sigmond

Back in the eighties, while in the Marine Corps, I became a certified hypnotherapist (for my own edification). Using hypnosis, I helped a number of people and, when things got slow in a class - I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,094
Posted By 622BH
Yes, But...

Anywhere you have electrons flowing, there will be places that "must be" soldered. There's just no other way of making the "permanent" connection.
Whether you use 60/40 or 63/37 - makes no bloody...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,094
Posted By 622BH
60/40

Back to the original OP ?
Use 60/40. Whether you choose resin core or no resin core is up to you; however, you should have some resin available to perform the "cleaning" function that results in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By 622BH
Washers Used

I have the mod on my 9A, using both washers. Works great.
My question: Where is your cotter pin hole drilled?

With no tweaking required, the mod worked perfectly on my bird.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-22-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,996
Posted By 622BH
Finishing

Taking advice from a nine-time Lancair builder, I used Hi-Build Primer from Napa Auto parts to smooth the weave surface for painting. The Hi-Build Primer will also take care of air-bubble issues. Be...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-22-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,996
Posted By 622BH
Next Step

Sure, the Carbon-Fiber is not "necessary" for the rear skirt, I just wanted the strength / weight benefit.
I created the "layers" on a sheet of mylar / Poly. Squeegied as much of the resin out as...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-22-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,996
Posted By 622BH
What I did...

I cut the pieces to fit about ? the length, overlapping at the doghouse. The first layer was standard glass cloth - this eliminates corrosion issues with carbon-fiber, which was the remaining...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By 622BH
S12 Centennial

2020 marks S12 (Albany Muni - Albany, Oregon) 100th anniversary. Albany airport was founded way back when by a 13 year-old lad and his brother. They saved their pennies and built an airplane and then...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,572
Posted By 622BH
Free FR!

Yes, there are a few Flight Instructors out there who will give FRs in the RVs. My CFI has told me he'll do my FR for free as long as he gets to fly in my 9A.
Can't help but rag-on-him about buying a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,649
Posted By 622BH
Outstanding!

Looking forward to that update! That will be a really nice "addition" to the system and safety.
Having everything internal (software wise) using already existing wiring to the comm panel keeps it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,649
Posted By 622BH
Timeline?

Rob,
Any idea of a timeline for when Ken will be getting an audible tone output similar to ON SPEED enabled on the 5600T units. Since there is an "Angle-Angle-Push" alert already in existence, moving...
Forum: COMM 11-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By 622BH
If I Understand Correctly...

If I understand your post correctly, yes the center conductor must have continuity with the antenna rod - that's how the RF gets radiated into space. If there's no continuity, there's a problem and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,201
Posted By 622BH
Emphatically YES!

Dual AFS 5600T EFIS installed.
Yes, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. For me - AFS is local; service was never required under or out of warranty; customer support is fantastic and only a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,589
Posted By 622BH
More than Just Building...

Great opportunities abound in this endeavor. Building and shop skills, indeed, are there for the teaching.
But, there's also a lot of math, physics, etc. that can be taught along with the building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By 622BH
Build the Paintbooth

I had a number of painters tell me they would not paint the plane unless I removed the wings.

NOPE!! They were a B....H getting them mounted and I'll be Da.....d if I'll go through the hassle of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By 622BH
Understood

Yes, I've pushed a lot of RTV around the baffles/cylinders/engine. I don't believe that's where my issue(s) lie.
#1 cylinder - When the engine was brand new, the temps were really hot, so I removed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By 622BH
Washer Didn't Work

Naw, the washer didn't work - tried that a long time ago. Decided to "deform" the baffle aluminum around the fins; that's where I am now, with that #3 cylinder still a bit warmer than I would...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By 622BH
Spread

Depending on flight regime, #1 is from 40 ~ 70 degrees cooler than 2, 3, & 4.
#s 2 & 4 are usually within 5 degrees of each other and #3 is the hottest, about 10 ~ 15 above 2 & 4.

Thinking I'll just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By 622BH
PNW Baffle Expert?

In the Pacific Northwest, who is considered the baffle expert?

I've got one cylinder running colder than the rest and one that is slightly hotter. Though many would consider them acceptable, I want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 622BH
Good to Go!

Apparently the Sectionals got uploaded to the server corrupted.
After receiving notice they were "replaced" my system worked correctly. The iPhone & iPad indicated new data was available and updated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 622BH
YEP!!!

The iPhone & iPad updated successfully. BUT the Chart Data Manager failed miserably on the Sectionals - everything indicates the download was successful but will not copy the Sectionals to the USB...
Forum: Oregon 08-30-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,950
Posted By 622BH
Fatal Accident @ McKenzie Bridge Airport

I just learned there was a fatal accident last Friday/Saturday at McKenzie Bridge. As I'm told, a newly minted PPL took a friend in a 172 to McKenzie at around 19:30 or so and augured it in trying to...
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,247
Posted By 622BH
Me Too

I had / have the Bogert Tow Bar for the RV-9A. After two or three years it cracked where the two bars come together at the towing handle. They replaced it with a simple sending of a picture of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By 622BH
Very Timely!

This thread was very timely! After four years of flying (250+ hours) my SV-XPNDR-261 began tripping the VP-X Pro circuit when transitioning from GND to ALT mode.
Resetting the circuit resulted in the...
Forum: COMM 08-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By 622BH
Phillips

There are a lot of small voice recorders on the market that can be plugged into the headsets either by mini-jacks or with adapters.
I have Lightspeed Zulu 3 headsets and plug my voice recorder into...
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