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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-11-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By simpkinsona
Huh

Not sure what a GPS has to do with a compass while airborne. A GPS canít tell you your heading and a compass canít tell you your course. Any GPS can tell you what course youíre flying and the course...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By simpkinsona
Wheel pants

I met a man at Johnson Creek that flys a Harmon Rocket in the backcountry. He has RV-10 wheels and pants on his Rocket. He recommended not removing wheel pants on the RVs to avoid damage to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By simpkinsona
Germany

Iíve visited Lindau and the Austrian Alps near there. Absolutely beautiful part of Europe.

-Andy
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-02-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By simpkinsona
Nice

Good job Ross. Some nice airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,642
Posted By simpkinsona
Runway condition

How is the runway at Furnace Creek?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,689
Posted By simpkinsona
3 day trip to Borrego Valley

Great trip to Borrego Springs. Inspired by an article in AOPA magazine. La Casa Del Zorro does airport pickups.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By simpkinsona
Mine is from a now gone Italian company called...

Mine is from a now gone Italian company called Quinti. Itís a 3 blade prop using Warp Drive blades. Looks like the props on a Rotax. It works very well on my RV-9. Iíve seen the Airmaster prop at...
Forum: RV-4 02-13-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By simpkinsona
Electric adjustable prop

I have an electric adjustable prop on my Subaru conversion. I adjust the pitch manually. The pitch change takes about 8 seconds to go from full fine to full course. The slow response is a common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By simpkinsona
8066 4 ship missing man fly-by for Mike Hedrick.

8066 4 ship missing man fly-by for Mike Hedrick.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By simpkinsona
Lebanon

92 octane mogas is available at Lebanon OR. Fly over Mt St. Helens, itís spectacular.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By simpkinsona
Impressive

Congrats, that kind of ambition will keep you going strong for years to come.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,942
Posted By simpkinsona
7706 Lunch in Minden Nevada

7706
Lunch in Minden Nevada
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By simpkinsona
Points

Iím not an expert on Mags (donít have any) but I think all the P-lead does is ground out the points. When you check the resistance from the mag contact to ground, you are reading the contacts on the...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By simpkinsona
Tail strike

I suspect that itís not possible to hit the tail without extenuating circumstances. Iíve landed my 9a slow enough that itís stalled as it hits, Iíve then kept the nose very high to aerobrake. A tail...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,828
Posted By simpkinsona
Cool shirts

I use a cool shirt in my race car on very hot days. It works well, but itís a hassle and I doubt it would be something youíd want to do routinely. You have to load up a cooler with ice, put on the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By simpkinsona
EFI

Iíve flown as high as 14,500 in mine. I donít know if the builder went higher than that during phase 1. I donít expect to have any problems above that altitude. The mixture is adjusted automatically...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By simpkinsona
Nice job

Thanks for doing this Ross. My airplane has been very low maintenance since the gearbox and flywheel update over 10 years ago. I expect to get another 500 or so hours out of my current engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,668
Posted By simpkinsona
Condolences

Donít fret over your post. A big part of why many of us frequent these pages is to support each other and even vent about setbacks. Most of us will not have to cope with as big a problem as yours...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-25-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 165,236
Posted By simpkinsona
Yup

Itís the Airmaster from New Zealand. If I were looking for a replacement, thatís what I would be looking at.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 165,236
Posted By simpkinsona
Itís a 3 blade hub from italy called Quinti....

Itís a 3 blade hub from italy called Quinti. Theyíre out of business. I believe that they also made 4 blade hubs. Both versions come up for sale occasionally. Thereís an electric adjustable prop from...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 165,236
Posted By simpkinsona
Fuel

Do you have the ability to use MOGAS with your engine? Reason I ask is that Subaru engines have a history of stuck rings when running 100LL. If you have to use 100LL I recommend using Marvel Mystery...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-23-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 165,236
Posted By simpkinsona
Prop pitch

Why would Warp care about what pitch you use? I have warp drive blades on an electric adjustable prop and I would bet my full course setting is 40 degrees. I would suggest for a future project, find...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-16-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 165,236
Posted By simpkinsona
Gearbox issues

I have an Eggenfelner gearbox on my Subaru powered RV. I suspect your higher temperatures are from a higher power engine than what the gearbox normally pairs with.

Thereís really no way to know...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,229
Posted By simpkinsona
ELT

You should only need it on the ELT. The instructions are for comm radios, but they apply to the ELT as well since the ELT uses a comm frequency. Thereís something about that particular ELT that sends...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By simpkinsona
Lead

Looks like lead deposits. Probably residual combustion chamber deposits from when it was burning Avgas.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,879
Posted By simpkinsona
Throttle setting? RPM?

Throttle setting? RPM?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By simpkinsona
Shade

My iPad also overheats if it sits in the sun. I rotate it in its mount so the sun is hitting the ďedgeĒ rather than on the screen. I also sometimes shade it with a window shade or chart. If I canít...
Forum: Safety 09-25-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,610
Posted By simpkinsona
I practiced this one day at my airport, my hanger...

I practiced this one day at my airport, my hanger neighbor heard/saw me off the end of the runway low with no power. Poor guy grabbed a fire extinguisher and jumped into his pickup only to see me...
Forum: Propellers 09-24-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By simpkinsona
Sounds like whoever told you this was confused....

Sounds like whoever told you this was confused. There are people that donít understand how an engine can spin up quickly but not overshoot itís peak RPM. The peak RPM will occur based on prop pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,777
Posted By simpkinsona
Idaho back country

Spent 4 days in Idaho. This is Moose Creek.2422

2423
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-06-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 165,236
Posted By simpkinsona
Voltage

If the output of your alternator is below 15 volts, thereís nothing wrong with it. The current draw is a function of the batteries and other electronics.


-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,038
Posted By simpkinsona
Blue Canyon

Flew to KBLU for the meteor shower. 1204
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,879
Posted By simpkinsona
Full throttle

Are you at full throttle? If not, your speed number is meaningless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By simpkinsona
Worn hinges

I?m not a builder and don?t know much about how the canopy hinges work, but it appears that the hinge is worn oversize. The arm is moving in a linear fashion at the axel of the joint. Either the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,580
Posted By simpkinsona
Top speed is not found at 8000 feet

Try your top speed check at sea level. My 9A made 172 Knots true. Of course top speed at sea level is largely irrelevant to the way we use our airplanes.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By simpkinsona
Big Creek Idaho

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xbWWXjaxFMhenL8C7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 38,987
Posted By simpkinsona
There’s no reason for a nose gear failure on...

There’s no reason for a nose gear failure on takeoff other than poor pilot techniques. The nose wheel can be raised at taxi speed when full throttle is applied. Even with a forward CG the nose can be...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By simpkinsona
Compatible?

I looked at their website. Looks like they are for lower power applications. The only Lycoming listed is the O-235
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 38,987
Posted By simpkinsona
The landings are all ON SPEED. This is the...

The landings are all ON SPEED. This is the difference. If you?re not at the appropriate speed, don?t continue the landing.

-Andy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By simpkinsona
Why

Why would anyone keep one. They have essentially no value.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By simpkinsona
Cold

I don?t have one of these batteries but my understanding is that they work much better at higher temperatures. You might need to put a load on it for a few minutes (turn on the master switch) while...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By simpkinsona
was it missing?

If you have a cylinder not firing at idle (as indicated by low EGT), you will certainly notice it. The engine will shake very noticeably. If this wasn't happening, then it was a bad indication from...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 66,863
Posted By simpkinsona
Sleep

I heard Walmart carries air mattresses.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,908
Posted By simpkinsona
Sounds like all you?ve done is move the timing...

Sounds like all you?ve done is move the timing back to where you started. So it wasn?t mistimed in the first place. I hope one of the shops confirmed the actual TDC of the engine.

-Andy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By simpkinsona
Vacuum leak

Sounds like a vacuum leak to me. Lean at idle causing missfire/backfire and then so lean it dies.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By simpkinsona
Controls conflict

Under the seat pan was my plan for the GDL-82. Got pretty far along before I discovered how much the control rods move around down there. There?s no place to put the unit that is completely clear of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-17-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,096
Posted By simpkinsona
Still upright

I hate to be ?that guy? by criticizing another pilot. The landings you are doing in this video show you lowering the nose wheel to the ground immediately after touchdown. This is a very dangerous...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,948
Posted By simpkinsona
Pass through

I flew mine with the GDL-82 unpowered for one flight. I called up a local tower controller and he confirmed a good transponder reply. I wanted to confirm that my Becker transponder would work with...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,715
Posted By simpkinsona
We all have bad days

Glad you worked through it. Many of us land these airplanes too fast. Maybe practice some short field techniques. One thing you can always do is a slow approach with power on to control your sink....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,872
Posted By simpkinsona
Wig wag

I leave them on all the time. In addition to their anti-collision effect, they remind me that I?ve left the master switch on!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By simpkinsona
Mounting

Mine is mounted on a center console between the rudder pedals. The GPS antenna is on the glare shield of my tip-up canopy.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By simpkinsona
Antenna

I looked up the error code. It says it?s an antenna problem. So it sounds like the transponder doesn?t like something in the cable or antenna. Maybe double check the proper connections for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By simpkinsona
Bus

Mine is setup so the GDL-82 is on when I turn on the avionics bus. So it?s already on when the transponder is turned on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By simpkinsona
Compatible

I installed a GDL-82 with my Becker 4401. I had no issues. Have you found out what the error code means?

-Andy
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,725
Posted By simpkinsona
Problems

I don?t remember for sure, but I think I had the transponder off while I did the configuration. Maybe that makes a difference. Maybe double check you have steady power to the unit.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By simpkinsona
Sorry

Sorry I missed that in your last post
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By simpkinsona
Reservation

Did you reserve a rebate before you did your install or flight?

-Andy
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,263
Posted By simpkinsona
Me too

Mine reads about the same as yours. Flaps up about 55KTS, flaps down about 52KTS. I just assume it?s an indication error. My IAS is about 5 KTS high at all speeds.

-Andy
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By simpkinsona
Subenews

Groups.yahoo.com

Then search ?subenews?. You have to request to join. I?m sure the moderator will accept you. There?s lots of archives to research the collective knowledge of subaru flyers.

-Andy
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-20-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By simpkinsona
Thanks Jeff

Thanks for posting this here. Maybe a few Subaru pilots will see it and find out about the Yahoo group.

-Andy
Forum: Safety 11-09-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By simpkinsona
Seat belt

I don?t have an answer for you about suggested clearance, but in my opinion, having a crotch strap is much more important than the head clearance. A four point seat will not hold you firmly against...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,522
Posted By simpkinsona
Curiosity

I was intrigued by this thread. I?d heard of stall buffet being caused by the tail but never investigated it. My 9A has a noticeable buffet just as it breaks in the stall. Today I went out to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,401
Posted By simpkinsona
Vacuum?

My fuel system is such that when the fuel selector is in the off position, the gascolator cover is basically locked on by vacuum. After finally figuring this out the gascolator cover is easy to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By simpkinsona
Normal?

Not familiar with the characteristics of the Ellison system, but I suspect it can have a wide variation of mixture between cylinders just like a carb. This is often a large difference and varies with...
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