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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
I was not trying to be sarcastic but I can see...

I was not trying to be sarcastic but I can see how it looked that way. Sorry if it came across that way!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
You're right. My "benign" roll out issue could...

You're right. My "benign" roll out issue could have turned out very bad if the engine quit on short final and I was a bit low. My airport is unforgiving of coming up short.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-12-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
Problems solved

This is the second time in recent history when what seemed like a single problem was actually two.

Or another way of saying it - the obvious problem wasn't the real problem.

It's a good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
Yep

You know I use to do this on every pre-flight. I've gotten slack about this lately. Thx for the reminder!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
I will try this. This is not something I've...

I will try this. This is not something I've checked before.

Thx
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
I've been flying with the same prop for all 600...

I've been flying with the same prop for all 600 hours. Never a problem before.

Gascolator is behind the firewall and all fuel lines are insulated. All has been the same since built.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
Fouling is never bad and I had just cleaned and...

Fouling is never bad and I had just cleaned and gapped the plugs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By lndwarrior
Engine died on landing rollout

Engine is an O-235- C1 with an MA3A carb., without the primer pump.

Flown almost 600 hours and never happened before, and now its happened twice in two flights. Not flying it until I can figure this...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,287
Posted By lndwarrior
Vinyl wrap

Consider vinyl wrap. Much easier than painting, cheaper, less weight, and easy for a beginner
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By lndwarrior
Source for pre-made inspection / access panels?

Mykitairplane.com is temporarily not taking orders. Also, I think they changed their name to Experimental Accessories.

Is there another source for pre-made inspection panels?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By lndwarrior
Proper procedure for re-torquing engine mount bolts at condition inspection?

My plane is a few years old now and I have not checked the engine mount torque since the initial install. i am thinking, in particular, of the engine to engine mount bolts/nuts.

This question is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-27-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By lndwarrior
I had similar problems.

I'll be the first to say it - call Kathy at Earthx. If she doesn't know, and she probably will, she will get you the answer as to what is happening with your battery. I suspect you will have to...
Forum: Reviews 10-05-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By lndwarrior
Smile Same here

I swear these tiny headsets are quieter than my new Dave Clark One X and the Zulu 3 I use to own. Plus the comfort level is so much better.

Occasionally I will make a short taxi to refuel and put on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,280
Posted By lndwarrior
UFQ are made and sold out of China. Good luck...

UFQ are made and sold out of China. Good luck with technical support. From their ads it's clear English is a second language.

Not saying that because it's China it can't be a good product, just not...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,113
Posted By lndwarrior
I get it

I'm not in your category of experience but I have felt exactly the same way. I started avoiding certain aviation forums for this reason (not Vans because hands down in is still the best).

Then I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By lndwarrior
From the FAA...

This interpretation is far different from most have understood to this point.

Since the video was ostensibly produced by the FAA, and is brand new, are they saying they are now issuing a new...
Forum: Reviews 04-09-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,013
Posted By lndwarrior
I love it

I spent an hour or so yesterday watching the short how-to videos on the website.

I'll admit, I was at first a little confused on how to use the program. Part of the reason for this is that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By lndwarrior
Maybe?

I took the Sporty's Flight Review course a short while ago. My CFI noted at the beginning of my FR that we could skip the ground portion of I had the certificate.

I said thanks but I still want to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By lndwarrior
Thank you very much for taking the time to...

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain. I appreciate it.

I intend to get an a&p to help now that I understand the challenges.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By lndwarrior
Well

I would very much appreciate if someone would at least provide an outline of what I am missing in the process and what tools would be needed.

FYI - I have researched youtube videos and read the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By lndwarrior
Which is

Which is partly why I'm asking the question.

Are you suggesting that someone who has built an entire aircraft, installed the engine, carburetor, fuel system, electrical system and everything else to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By lndwarrior
Tips on installing new Bendix magnetos?

I will be installing new Bendix S4LSC-21/204 magnetos in my O-235. They are replacing my old S4LN-21/29 mags.

When the original mags were installed 4 years ago I had an A&P help me. I can't remember...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,981
Posted By lndwarrior
Yep

I recently ordered three items that were shown as available in Corona. I live in California so this is important.

When I get the shipping notification, all three items were being shipped from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By lndwarrior
The house and the oil cooler..

Both transfer heat from high to low.

The inside of the house is at one temperature. The outside of the house is at another temperature. In between you have materials that resist that heat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By lndwarrior
Why would the outside wall of a house be...

Why would the outside wall of a house be different that the temperature inside the house?

An extreme example, but the concept of heat transfer is the same, just to a lesser degree.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,156
Posted By lndwarrior
The man...

Back in the earliest days of the Space Shuttle program, we landed Columbia on the Gypsum lakebed in New Mexico.

Is it just me, or does anyone else get a huge kick out of that statement on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,050
Posted By lndwarrior
Good one!

Never heard this question before but I’ll throw a thought out there.

Since labor is never really counted in terms of aircraft value, one would have to put a low value in it in your case. What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,541
Posted By lndwarrior
My airport wouldnt

I could not build at my airport. They wanted a flying plane or near flying plane. Too few hangars and too many experiences of people using for storage. It pisses the pilots off at the airport when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By lndwarrior
Thanks Ralph!

Thanks Ralph!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By lndwarrior
Anything I need to know before pulling the Bendix mags on O-235-C1?

I need to send them in for an IRAN. Just wondering if there are any gotchas in the removal process?

TIA
Gary
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By lndwarrior
Spoke with Kathy - Issue Resolved

Spoke with Kathy and, after a number for questions on my history with the battery (a couple of times running it dead over the past 2 years), she recommended a new battery. I've gone ahead an ordered...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By lndwarrior
If the engine started right up one minute after...

If the engine started right up one minute after the failed start, in not sure one of these would be the cause. If so, it must have been intermittent for some reason which wouldn't necessarily show...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By lndwarrior
I have a panel mounted light from the Earthx. I...

I have a panel mounted light from the Earthx. I did not see it light up.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By lndwarrior
EarthX

That's interesting. I seem to have an ongoing problem keeping this battery charged, even though I fly pretty regularly, and it doesn't get very cold here. This has been going on for a long time (more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By lndwarrior
It was 55 degrees out

The temperature was 55 degrees. Also, not sure why that would cut all power to the panel.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By lndwarrior
Failed start - then the panel went dark

Engine is a lycoming O-235 with a Marvel MA-3A carb. Battery is an Earthex ET680. The battery had been on an approved charger and the charger lights were in the green just prior to engine start.

I...
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,247
Posted By lndwarrior
Help with another failed PAPR report

I solved the problem with the lack of altitude info. on the previous report, but still failed again today. I seem to be close to passing on this one.

Any suggestions as to what I should try...
Forum: ADS-B 12-24-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
You are right. I just had it confirmed that the...

You are right. I just had it confirmed that the Ack A-30.5 is a parallel-only encoder. It does not support serial.

I am trying to get an answer from Appareo on which TRans-Cal encoder their harness...
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
One of the frustrating issues for me is the way...

One of the frustrating issues for me is the way Appareo labeled the wires. They are labelled with generic terms such as "ALT", not ALT-C1 or ALT A4 to be able to match the labels to the pin outs. ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
The encoder is the A-30.5

The encoder is the A-30.5
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
The encoder is the Ack A-30.5

The encoder is the Ack A-30.5
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
I think this what I am going to do. The problem...

I think this what I am going to do. The problem is I don't anything about encoders. No idea which one to buy that would work with the Appareo harness. I asked Appareo this question and they...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
The encoder was connected to the transponder via...

The encoder was connected to the transponder via the 15 pin connector provided. The problem is the 15 pin connector is a 3 wire that is only designed for the Trans-cal serial encoder. I just had this...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
The harness does appear to have a pre-wired parallel connector

Edited
The harness does NOT have a pre-wired parallel connector to work with the ACK A-30 encoder.
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
To be fair, the harness is from Appareo. And...

To be fair, the harness is from Appareo. And their documentation on the harness is non-existant.
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
BINGO! I believe this is exactly the problem. The...

BINGO! I believe this is exactly the problem. The harness I received with the 15 pin connector (to match the A-30 encoder) only had 3 wires to it. The parallel encoder uses 9 wires. The harness I...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
Yes, the harness supplies power to the encoder.

Yes, the harness supplies power to the encoder.
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
Pre-wired

The encoder and the esg came with a pre-wired harness. I'm hoping that is not part of the problem.

Yep, set up for grey code.

I may not have given the encoder enough time before taking off. I...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,226
Posted By lndwarrior
Help Diagnosing Failed PAPR Report on new Stratus ESG

I just installed the Stratus ESG with the Stratus 3i and an ACK A-30 encoder.

Also installed a new Rami AV-801 (A) gps antenna.

I also purchased the complete wiring harness so all was plug and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-17-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By lndwarrior
Thanks, but.....

NOW you tell me! :)

I'm sure I could have used the expanded shrink tube tip many times while building.

Thanks for posting
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,650
Posted By lndwarrior
There's always something new...

Thx for posting. This is not something I would have ever thought about.

Checked mine and no issues, but I'm glad this potential was brought to my attention!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By lndwarrior
.... using Google.

.... using Google.
Forum: Reviews 11-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,143
Posted By lndwarrior
Another CQ1 Pirep - now I understand. Ok, not really...

I have no idea how they work, so I don't really understand...

For about 12 years I have been flying with Zulu's. The first was the Zulu 2 and more recently the Zulu 3. I have had the 3's for about 2...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By lndwarrior
That is exactly what it was doing.

That is exactly what it was doing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By lndwarrior
Temporary Erratic CHT on One Cylinder

Engine is an O-235-C1 and the CHT's have always been very stable. CHT monitors all 4 cylinders (MGL unit). The sensors are under-the-spark-plug type.

Towards the end of a 90 minute flight the MGL...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,101
Posted By lndwarrior
Yep, I wondered that too.

Came up with the only way I could do it.

Start at the positive end of the battery and learn where that first wire goes and what you need to know about.

Then, what is the next wire on the circuit...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By lndwarrior
Gouge in starter housing

Just discovered my cowling has rubbed rubbed a 1" long by fairly deep gouge in the extended gear housing of my skytec starter.

Any reason I shouldn't just fill this in with a bit of JB Weld?

Any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,563
Posted By lndwarrior
Linky no werky

Linky no werky
Forum: Tools 06-15-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By lndwarrior
Should be OK

it's more about the blade than the saw. I built my plane with a harbor freight 9" band saw with a fine tooth blade to cut the aluminum.

Was it ideal? No. Did it work? Yep. Occasionally I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By lndwarrior
Thx! I was wondering what that setting was for!

Thx! I was wondering what that setting was for!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By lndwarrior
MGL FF4 Vega fuel gauge and sloshing

Just installed the MGL Vega fuel gauge and I have resistive type floats. On my test flight to day the gauge was too sensitive constantly fluctuating up-and-down in response to every turn or gust of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By lndwarrior
Great

Very nicely done - and very thorough!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,502
Posted By lndwarrior
Wow

That is just stupid cool. The detail is really impressive.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By lndwarrior
Four

I did my plane in vinyl, but I'm no expert. I think recognizing your limitations is important. By that, I mean, breaking the application down into smaller pieces to have a better outcome.

Make no...
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