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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By pa38112
1.) - You will gain tolerance with more time 2.)...

1.) - You will gain tolerance with more time
2.) - You will climb higher for actual flying than you do for training
3.) - Slowing helps.
4.) - If 1,2, and 3 don't help, consider getting a 6 or 7...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By pa38112
The difficulty depends on your skill-set. I did...

The difficulty depends on your skill-set. I did not find it difficult, but it will take some time.

TrueTrack is the best bang for the buck, and is an awesome autopilot. But it really depends on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By pa38112
How do you manage fuel with a shared plane

My buddy and I just went in together on a plane. We keep it at an airport with no fuel. Anyone have experiance or suggestions for managing the fuel? I was thinking we each keep 2 fuel cans that we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Posted By pa38112
You say it failed an in-flight mag test - are you...

You say it failed an in-flight mag test - are you saying that you ran on one mag for an extended period, and that is when you noticed the hiccups? What altitude and RPM's were you running?
which mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By pa38112
That is after the center of mass has gotten...

That is after the center of mass has gotten outside of the wheel base and the grond-loop has begun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By pa38112
Any pireps on the Beringer anti-groundloop tailwheel?

I have been looking at the Beringer anti-groundloop tailwheel, but can not find any information from someone who has tried it. The theroy of operation seems very sound: if the tailwheel cant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By pa38112
B-2 Cure = 72 hr B-1 Cure = 40 hr B- 1/2 Cure =...

B-2 Cure = 72 hr
B-1 Cure = 40 hr
B- 1/2 Cure = 30 hr
B-1/4 Cure = 16 hr
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-06-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By pa38112
I remember reading complaints about planes on...

I remember reading complaints about planes on some of the APRS sites because they cause interference with the other users. Once I had ADS-b it didnít feel the need to congest the airwaves. It was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By pa38112
If the work area is not finished then spend some...

If the work area is not finished then spend some time soundproofing it - including the ceiling. Mineral wool (not fiberglass) insulation and a layer of 5/8Ē drywall will go a long way. If there are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,580
Posted By pa38112
I have an Annke camera system. 8 cameras and a...

I have an Annke camera system. 8 cameras and a 1TB hard drive was like $300 on Amazon. I have a phone app that can alert me and I can view live real time, or alert events on my phone. You would need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,639
Posted By pa38112
I made an over-simplified comment to make my...

I made an over-simplified comment to make my point. Why would you assume that I have no knowledge about the subject? My point is that you can apply the same discipline to flying and landing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,639
Posted By pa38112
Most of the responsis here based on the belief...

Most of the responsis here based on the belief that a tail wheel ratting is good because it makes you a better pilot. I dont necessarly agree with that. A centered ball is a centered ball in either...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,609
Posted By pa38112
Each of the additives and oils mentioned has a...

Each of the additives and oils mentioned has a different purpose. The Phillips Victory oil is an excellent oil that will limit the wear in your engine. However; engines donít wear out when run with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By pa38112
You RV can fly slow no problem, but your Lycoming...

You RV can fly slow no problem, but your Lycoming is another issue. Assuming you will be burining 100LL, flying that slow for extended periods you will be accumulating lead build-up in the engine....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By pa38112
The crimp in your last post looks fine to me. The...

The crimp in your last post looks fine to me. The $450 tool will not improve upon it. You have very defined crimp marks, and it is far enough from the end of the socket to not have deformed the edge....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,015
Posted By pa38112
Lowering the nose tire will also raise the tail....

Lowering the nose tire will also raise the tail. Have you checked what pressure the mechanic inflated it to? I would be very surprised if the nose gear is bent.
Either way - you are playing with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By pa38112
O-360-A1A, If I fill to 8 it will drop to 7...

O-360-A1A, If I fill to 8 it will drop to 7 within a hour. After that it seems to hold 7 and slowly burn down to 6 over about 15 hours. At 6 I fill it back to 7
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By pa38112
Personally, I would time your mags to TDC and...

Personally, I would time your mags to TDC and then set the maximum advance you want with the engine Bridge. I belive the P-Mag curve in non-linnier, so I would want it operating based on the actual...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By pa38112
How Identify #1 Cylinder?

I have Bendix 500514-1 mags with the wiring harness removed. The harness can be rotated to any position. There is no label that I can see identifying which lead is #1. Is there a way to identify on...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-20-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By pa38112
I was excited, until I realized you were talking...

I was excited, until I realized you were talking about a different Flying W - It turns out there are 7 of them. I was thinking New Jersey (N14).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,568
Posted By pa38112
I have 2 heat muffs in series, both stuffed with...

I have 2 heat muffs in series, both stuffed with steel wool - it is OK, but never gets truly warm. The canopy is sealed, the rear baffle is sealed, no boots on the control rods.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By pa38112
If I recall correctly, my caps just have the...

If I recall correctly, my caps just have the nyloc nut on the bottom. Put on the new O-rings and tighten them a little at a time until the cap wont turn in the fuel neck when the locking tab is down....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By pa38112
Why do you have to cut the flanges? On my...

Why do you have to cut the flanges? On my O-360-A1A I just removed the intake pipes and slipped the old ring off of the free end and slipped the new one on. Is the IO intake a manifold?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-23-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,052
Posted By pa38112
I have done it twice... He is not removing the...

I have done it twice... He is not removing the sump; just dropping it low enough to pull out the old gasket and insert a new one.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-22-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,052
Posted By pa38112
Dropping the sump is pretty easy. Getting it out...

Dropping the sump is pretty easy. Getting it out is a bit harder, but you don't need to.
Drain the oil and let the plane sit for about two weeks so all of the oil drips down into the pan. If you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,062
Posted By pa38112
Have you grounded the plane for this? At a...

Have you grounded the plane for this? At a minimum I would replace the existing bolt right now, but it would be a really good idea to correct this before further flight.
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,963
Posted By pa38112
If you research this more you will find out the...

If you research this more you will find out the the orientation for Hand Propping is NOT the best orientation for vibration minimization. A Whirlwind is very light, so it is not a big deal. Props...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By pa38112
The problem with them is that most people to not...

The problem with them is that most people to not understand them. It took me quite a while to figure out. Once I did, I like it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By pa38112
When running LOP, the FF is the power setting....

When running LOP, the FF is the power setting. You can ignore MP. On my O-360-A1A I run set my RMP about 2,400 and then pull the mixture out until I get below 75%. I then play with the throttle...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By pa38112
The US government owns the GPS system. They can...

The US government owns the GPS system. They can do with it what they want. There are at least 5 other countries with satellite based navigation systems, but the US has authority to jam those signals...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,050
Posted By pa38112
You won't beat a Whirlwind: ...

You won't beat a Whirlwind: https://whirlwindpropellers.com/aircraft/product/ga200l-2-blade-propeller-for-lycoming-o-320-io-360/
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By pa38112
New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in...

New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in series with stainless steel wool stuffed in them. It's OK, but my wife would like more hot air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,884
Posted By pa38112
It has been years since I did the practice kit. I...

It has been years since I did the practice kit. I misunderstood what the jig was for. I recall having to lay-out the rivet spacing on the training edge, but my memory is poor. Since you said it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,884
Posted By pa38112
So I guess there is no need to teach math since...

So I guess there is no need to teach math since we now have calculators?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,884
Posted By pa38112
That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the...

That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the purposes of the practice kits is to teach you how to use the tools and techniques needed to build a plane. The idea here is to learn to do lay-outs and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By pa38112
I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger...

I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger issue is running them when they are over 200F. There is no way you are going to stop them from hitting 200F after shut down.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By pa38112
ATC altitude question

The altitude we see on our altimeters is corrected for atmospheric pressure prior to takeoff. The encoder that transmits our altitude to ATC is not. Is the encoder set to standard conditions and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By pa38112
Tail wheel training cart

Years ago I saw an article on building a cart that was towed behind a vehicle to teach tail wheel rudder control. It was a tail wheel wooden cart with rear steering controlled by a 2" x 4" that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,799
Posted By pa38112
In automotive you would learn to paint, but you...

In automotive you would learn to paint, but you would spend 90% of your time prepping, and automotive prep is not the same as GA prep. I would get a job at a GA paint shop, do that for a while - see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By pa38112
I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is...

I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is just a little slow. It works better then acetone, but I do use acetone to clean after the old sealant is removed, because the MEK substitute leaves...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,625
Posted By pa38112
I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...

I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,393
Posted By pa38112
I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the...

I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the nosewheel stopped it from flipping over.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By pa38112
Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not...

Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not fix it; they found some bad wires, and that did not fix it. Then they sent e-mag for rebuilt because they don't know what else it could be? There are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,661
Posted By pa38112
Personally, I think there is a market for custom...

Personally, I think there is a market for custom weighted props. If you want to add 8 pounds to your nose, just order a composite Whirlwind prop with 8 pounds of steal, (or lead, or whatever) molded...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By pa38112
Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My...

Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My personal experience is that magnetos are not reliable. I have had varying degrees of failures on at least 4 occasions; however, they are safe because...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,594
Posted By pa38112
Excellent to know that this can be done! I have...

Excellent to know that this can be done! I have thought of dropping the oil pan, but there does not seem to be a way to access from there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,690
Posted By pa38112
You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. ...

You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. Insurance will only tell you how much they will give you. It is on the owner to find a shop to work on an experimental, negotiate the cost, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,455
Posted By pa38112
Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool...

Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool mandrel. If they still crack then I would say you have some bad rivets.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By pa38112
I don't know what the current break-in...

I don't know what the current break-in recommendations are (5-10 Hrs of hard running ?), but as soon as the cylinders are broken in I would be running LOP. After you have the rings seated what would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By pa38112
I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I...

I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I just shortened the caulk gun, and used it with the proseal mini tubes. did not make a piston.
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By pa38112
I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My...

I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My son has a Whirlwind GA on his 6A with an O-320. He out-performs me in every phase of flight except climb rate.
When he had a Sensenich the planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,600
Posted By pa38112
The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame...

The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame takes maybe 6-7. Repacking the wheel bearings takes the longest, followed by removing the spar cover and rear bulkheads for inspections. There is nothing...
Forum: Propellers 08-07-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By pa38112
Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or...

Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or their CS prop?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By pa38112
The electric fuel pump can cause erratic...

The electric fuel pump can cause erratic readings. Was that shut off?
Remember, the red cube measures fuel flow to the carb, not the fuel flow that the engine is consuming. If you have a sticking...
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,320
Posted By pa38112
I am not building anything right now, but I have...

I am not building anything right now, but I have a couple of Vans wing practice kits if you want to come pound some rivets and see how the process works. I also have a complete RV7 Empennage you can...
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By pa38112
This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A...

This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A with a O-360 and FP Sensenich. My son has a RV6A with a O-320. His use to have a FP Sensenich. The two planes performed almost identical except I could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,874
Posted By pa38112
It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There...

It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There could be a nice plane with a nice low time engine and the line guy backs the fuel truck into wing a fuselage.
I would buy that salvage engine any day....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By pa38112
Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air...

Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air cycles. This does not happen in the tank because there is enough vapor pressure to prevent it; however, external Pro-Seal that is exposed to fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By pa38112
FSDO regions

Interesting: I have a RV in New Jersey, and one in California. My NJ LODA came from the Philadelphia FSDO, the CA LODA came from the South Florida FSDO...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,019
Posted By pa38112
Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. ...

Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. I have seen examples of the torque seal breaking off of the threads without breaking the torque seal. This allows the clump of torque seal to spin...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,507
Posted By pa38112
He is not going to hear the radio over the mower....

He is not going to hear the radio over the mower. He is focused on mowing, not looking for you. Buzz him and give him time to move.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By pa38112
Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice...

Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice kit for this...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,238
Posted By pa38112
+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors)...

+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors) in my son's RV6. I am happy with it. Another option would be to buy a used UBG-16. I have one in my 6A and am happy with that too.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By pa38112
e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more...

e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more information.
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