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Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By M McGraw
Almost none….

This summer I took my -14 to two dozen strips in Idaho, Montana, and Washington state along with a friend in a -9A. I have 6” wheels he has the standard 5”. Unless your intent is the Super Cub Super...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,400
Posted By M McGraw
Respectfully, I disagree. I have learned more...

Respectfully, I disagree. I have learned more from this forum than I can ever repay, especially at the small yearly sum I contribute. I do have a list of posters from whom I read everything and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,202
Posted By M McGraw
The US Army did a bit of testing years ago. Here...

The US Army did a bit of testing years ago. Here is one link. With that said I use the Aviation Simple Green with the Boeing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By M McGraw
Matco

Most 6” rims are for 1.5” axles. Matco sells a 6” rim that fits a 1.25” axle. I have them on my -14.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By M McGraw
Moose Creek FREE BEER!!!!!

Thanks Andy!!!!
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,513
Posted By M McGraw
-14 rocket

I love the idea of homebuilders actually designing new stuff. That is the entire purpose of EAB. With that said at 210Hp I can’t use WOT below 8000’ without entering the yellow arc and a turbo...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,931
Posted By M McGraw
E-Z Heat 156

Price page:

https://www.e-zheat.com/product-page/156-220v

Page for IO-390:


https://www.e-zheat.com/lycoming-engines

Been using it for 4 years without issue.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By M McGraw
I did a lot of testing and came to the same...

I did a lot of testing and came to the same results as described here 75kts as min sink and 95kts as best glide. Plus or minus 5kts made little difference. Just remember these numbers are for gross...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,136
Posted By M McGraw
Garmin

GAD27.........
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,394
Posted By M McGraw
PC680

I have two PC680s in my aircraft. Because I am electrically dependent for ignition and fuel injection I do load testing at each conditional. I purchased a simple Cen-Tech 100A tester at Harbor...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By M McGraw
Congrats, Nice write up. Nice plane!

Congrats, Nice write up. Nice plane!
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,874
Posted By M McGraw
Question Panel

Hello Ivan,

That panel looks great! How log until you will be flying?

Marvin
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-14-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By M McGraw
Larry, Much like Ralph I have been running an SDS...

Larry,
Much like Ralph I have been running an SDS for 600 hours. I fly in all kinds of heat conditions. Heated fuel has never been an issue. Turn on the pump and press start, nothing more. I’ve even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,707
Posted By M McGraw
Temple TX, FFI

I did a trip to Temple Texas. Many thanks to Falcon Flight for hosting more than 50 airplanes for a Friday thru Sunday formation flying clinic. I did 6 possibly 8 flights plus the all up over...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By M McGraw
Coast

If your gonna go to the coast be sure to stop in at Rockland. There is a wonderful museum on the field with cars and airplanes. They claim to drive and fly everything, but I saw an ornithopter. Seems...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By M McGraw
-14 drain

Yes it is......
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By M McGraw
Drain

No you do not need to lift the tail. My -14 drain is in the same location as the Vans demonstrator. Rear of the engine. Somewhere here on VAF you can find a picture I posted.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,083
Posted By M McGraw
Photo

Very nice picture!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,423
Posted By M McGraw
In

Sandy and me will be there
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By M McGraw
Strobe

I had the same issue. You should replace the molex connector with a better product. That is all it should take.
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,417
Posted By M McGraw
Hours on the plug

Bruce,

To expand on the post from DanH, I’ve read post on the VAF that indicate auto plugs should be discarded at 100 hours or once a year. I did so at first, but they always looked good and ran...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
AOA
Views: 848
Posted By M McGraw
Www.Flyonspeed.org

Www.Flyonspeed.org
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,139
Posted By M McGraw
Mostly EASA countries

Hello Randall,

When it comes to ICAO standards the EASA countries are the most consistent/stringent. The USA and adjoining countries do follow many ICAO standards, but there are exceptions allowed...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,139
Posted By M McGraw
Yes

Yes there are countries that will ask to see your station and operators license. I have even been asked to display my second set of corrective lenses.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-29-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,291
Posted By M McGraw
Technique

There are many techniques, below is my favorite:

1) clear plastic sheeting on work table
2) lay cloth on plastic
3) pour resin on cloth
4) place another clear plastic sheet on cloth
5) move resin...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,849
Posted By M McGraw
Good to know

Actual selling prices are always hard to know. Although mine is not for sell it is always good to think it is worth that much. In my case that would be a surprising profit. Thanks for the feedback
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,849
Posted By M McGraw
Quibble with the numbers

I built a -14 for way under $190. Without too many details instead of engine 45 and prop 15 I bought the engine/prop through Vans for about 40 total. I have SDSEFI instead of EFII for closer to 5000...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,197
Posted By M McGraw
525 hours

I just finished an oil change and a very close inspection of the heat muffs because of this thread. I do remember having to adjust the muffs at about 50 hours because they moved around a bit. I now...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,045
Posted By M McGraw
Receiver

I still have a tracking station in my hangar that puts APRS aircraft on the internet. I do wonder how many people still need that service. It has been out there silently watching for better than 6...
Forum: Safety 10-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,494
Posted By M McGraw
Yes

I have had the same problem with my -14. I pushed back too hard to look over my shoulder while pulling a few G’s.
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,132
Posted By M McGraw
Grounding

I was fortunate to get about 90 minutes with Mr. Archer about a year before he passed. His background was fascinating and his willingness to pass on that knowledge free of charge was humbling.

The...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By M McGraw
That is correct. The reflex is intended for...

That is correct. The reflex is intended for cruise. With that said, do not worry if you forget and takeoff and climb in reflex. It just takes a bit longer roll and reduced climb rate. Still safe if...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By M McGraw
Rigging

I used the Vans supplied jig and made the flaps and wingtips according to the plans. After the aircraft was flying I noticed the ailerons were deflected down due to dynamic pressure at cruise flight....
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By M McGraw
Both of my ailerons are reflexed above the flaps...

Both of my ailerons are reflexed above the flaps on the ground. In flight they trail in line with the flaps.


https://vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1169901&postcount=11
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,976
Posted By M McGraw
Thanks for the efforts

Bill,
Thanks for all the efforts the KORK Chapter puts in to these events. It is Sandy’s favorite. We look forward to the next one.

Marvin
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,024
Posted By M McGraw
Thanks

Thanks for the description.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,024
Posted By M McGraw
Retrofit data

Hello Andy,
From the quote above you appear to have a great case for comparison. If you flew this aircraft/engine with two different systems would you be willing to compare fuel flow and speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,193
Posted By M McGraw
Update?

Any news or data on this project?
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,463
Posted By M McGraw
Aircraft weight/ approach speed

Bill,

I agree with all the posters that say your friend is landing too fast with excess energy causing the bouncing. An additional 5kts will increase landing distance 10% not including the distance...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,753
Posted By M McGraw
14 or 14A

Personally I love my 14, but I fly a taildragger by choice. Most people would say a taildragger is better for unimproved strips; however, the 14 vs 14A is not the same as the 7 vs 7A or 6 vs 6A....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By M McGraw
Yes!

I’m interested. I’m located just south of Knoxville, TN

I did three weeks in Idaho years back. Johnson Creek will be very doable with my RV. Camping on the field is great there is even a small...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By M McGraw
Oil consumption

This is the third engine I’ve “broke in” and it acted different than the other two. The first two (O-320 and O-540) took less than 25 to 50 hours.

My engine currently has about 400 hours; in the...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By M McGraw
Break in Oil temps

http://halie.com/scale/70/oCZ.jpg

Are you flying without wheel pants?
Do you have advanced ignition timing?


These are my oil temps at 75% power and ROP (timing @ 20BTDC). The area in yellow is...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,255
Posted By M McGraw
Vans standard static port

Below is a copy of the section of my Phase 1 where I calibrated the airspeed. At the time, I had not installed wheelpants and my slow speed data was not completely stable. I found a cruise speed...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-16-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 44,496
Posted By M McGraw
Hello Mike, When you get the fuel block from SDS...

Hello Mike,
When you get the fuel block from SDS it includes a drill template. I just opened up four of the holes to accept the -AN3 hardware. I then used the drill template as a doubler. That is...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By M McGraw
Permatex Ultra Black is what is called out in the...

Permatex Ultra Black is what is called out in the plans. Additionally, I installed wet with no issue. I actually like the way it sealed the edges of the baffles.

EDIT: The post from RVbuilder2002...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,511
Posted By M McGraw
Flat washer

AN960 is a flat washer. AN900 is an annular copper crush washer. If you want a 1” ID you would get the AN900-16.
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By M McGraw
Storage

Hold on to those parts. Most will be used in the fuselage kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,172
Posted By M McGraw
Howdy Ed

Hello Ed,
I believe we have a miscommunication. I doubt I could find a comparable flight to compare data across our aircraft. I was simply interested in the G data from your video, the pitch...
Forum: Reviews 01-23-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By M McGraw
RV8

You do understand Sandy reads this board and she will soon know you flew right by and did not stop in, right?:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,172
Posted By M McGraw
Lightbulb Airspeed is pretty heavily damped

Hello Ed,
I watched the video several times. I have the same system (G3X) in my -14 and I don’t see the AOA oscillations shown with winds at 9G14. Honestly, that is only a 5kt gust. I am curious...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By M McGraw
Paul, Most of what you describe sounds like an...

Paul,
Most of what you describe sounds like an engine running too lean and possibly with too much advance.

When I was setting up my EI/EFI system I fixed the ignition timing to the Lycoming...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,503
Posted By M McGraw
3M Tape

I used the tape as detailed in the build instructions with very good results. At first, the tape seems to not stick well; however, if you cleco it in place and allow a bit of time it sticks very well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By M McGraw
Camera

Dangerous?

The direction this thread has gone is fascinating. An underwing camera is a tool, nothing more nothing less. The G3X system (and probably others) allows for composite video input. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By M McGraw
FF vs TAS

Hello Ross,
I have used your SDS system for nearly 400 hours. I have documented more than half of those hours both ROP and LOP. Changing the ignition advance will change the displayed delta from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By M McGraw
Camera

I too mounted a camera under my right wing in the inboard access panel. The G3X system accepts composite video input. Be certain to purchase a camera that can be forward looking (normally by...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,492
Posted By M McGraw
This pretty well covers it. Instead of 160kts, I...

This pretty well covers it. Instead of 160kts, I used a range of 135 to 155Kts. 155kts or 160Kts gives more margin. For loops I used 2.5 to 3G. The airshow guys like 4G to get a nice round loop. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,187
Posted By M McGraw
The most likely issue is a lack of proper retard...

The most likely issue is a lack of proper retard during starting; however, 12.8/12.9 volts at the starter seems unusually good. Is that the voltage UNDER LOAD during the start?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By M McGraw
I have Aero Classics with 380 hours and 1,015...

I have Aero Classics with 380 hours and 1,015 landings. Many many landings were maximum braking for testing. My tires are beginning to show some wear on the outer edge. I may flip them to even out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,336
Posted By M McGraw
Congratulations

Congratulations to your daughter and new son. You and Patti were missed.
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By M McGraw
Check your elevator stiffness

I had the same issue with my G3X autopilot. I thought my elevator was smooth and free until I tested a couple other RVs. Your elevator should flow with very very little friction. I adjusted my hinge...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,410
Posted By M McGraw
Vans

Vans sell a -14 wing walk stick on that includes the areas that are reinforced. It goes from the front spar to the rear spar and includes the reinforced wing root fairing area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,851
Posted By M McGraw
Agreed

Yep, chairs and medicinals
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,851
Posted By M McGraw
Thursday Arrival

Sandy and I plan to arrive Thursday. If she had her way we would arrive today😊
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