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Forum: RV-14 Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By drill_and_buck
Great idea. Where did you find that cup holder?

Great idea. Where did you find that cup holder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,690
Posted By drill_and_buck
You have a knack for calling it Dan! It's time...

You have a knack for calling it Dan! It's time like these where you need to count your blessings and not your portfolio.
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By drill_and_buck
If budget is a consideration you could buy two...

If budget is a consideration you could buy two Dynon servos and connect them to the D-180.

The bigger question is what is going to drive the AP? You will need a GPS enabled moving map for flight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By drill_and_buck
Similar Experience

Similar experience. Smooth running prop. After 8 years, 1,000 hours, noticed two rivet heads missing during annual inspection.

25948
25949
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By drill_and_buck
Kevin, FWIW, passing along my experience with AP...

Kevin, FWIW, passing along my experience with AP failure after firmware upgrade.... D-100 / D-120 with 400 hours of successful AP operations.

Last year I updated the firmware to all devices on the...
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By drill_and_buck
Ordered two cases of XC20W-50 on Monday and they...

Ordered two cases of XC20W-50 on Monday and they arrived today (Wed). Good price, free shipping.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By drill_and_buck
I've been using Uavionix EchoUAT for 3 years...

I've been using Uavionix EchoUAT for 3 years without issues. I am not a fan of long expensive coax runs so I installed both the echoUAT transceiver and the antenna on the left inboard wing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By drill_and_buck
Neat tool. Might cost a few bucks to...

Neat tool. Might cost a few bucks to secure

https://anemo.eu/turnlock/ITWHGR-1S
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By drill_and_buck
You can buy one from...

You can buy one from aircraftspruce.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/sk-t26.php
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By drill_and_buck
Just checking……. Unless you are sitting in the...

Just checking……. Unless you are sitting in the airplane with *both* feet on the rudder pedals, they will fall aft and create the slack that you described. With both pedals forward the slack will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By drill_and_buck
I recently had to replace my roll servo and in...

I recently had to replace my roll servo and in the process insert a noise suppression capacitor. This required installing new db9 connectors. I used these...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hi Gregg, Brian J (Nothernliving) and I are both...

Hi Gregg,

Brian J (Nothernliving) and I are both interested in getting trained and practicing formation flying. I'm based at KPYM, Brian at ORH. We should also check with Dave Setser, who...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-23-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By drill_and_buck
Gregg, There are a few more flyers in the...

Gregg,

There are a few more flyers in the Boston area that are interested in learning more about formation flying. Any training opportunities on the horizon?
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By drill_and_buck
Ron, An ads-b performance (PAPR) report might...

Ron,
An ads-b performance (PAPR) report might provide some additional insight. If the barometric pressure is missing in any of the ads-b returns it will be flagged in the report. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,559
Posted By drill_and_buck
I have an Advanced Flight Systems Sport LED AOA...

I have an Advanced Flight Systems Sport LED AOA horizontal ladder on my glare shield. It would be the last instrument I would want to be without.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By drill_and_buck
You can use Clip Nuts too!

I used nutplates on all my floors. I was growing a bit tired of the time it was taking me to install the nutplates.

I bought a bag of clip nuts at Sun & Fun and used those for the baggage area. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,686
Posted By drill_and_buck
One way to make a small fortune in aviation is to...

One way to make a small fortune in aviation is to start with a big fortune.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,755
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thumbs up What Kurt said..... I've had a commitlift USB...

What Kurt said..... I've had a commitlift USB charger in my RV-8. Works as advertised on my iPhone, iPad and RaspberryPi.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By drill_and_buck
Don, I've seen baud rate issues that have caused...

Don,
I've seen baud rate issues that have caused data to stop flowing between a GPS and a Dynon D-100 (similar to your D-180) as well as cable issues that have caused intermittent connectivity. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,561
Posted By drill_and_buck
Kevin, Best wishes in the next chapter of your...

Kevin,
Best wishes in the next chapter of your travels. I started building an RV-8 in 2005 and I read and reread your build site many times for both guidance and inspiration. Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,351
Posted By drill_and_buck
Great one-minute video Mike, it says it all and...

Great one-minute video Mike, it says it all and should be viewed by all RV pilots.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By drill_and_buck
Barry, Lots of good discussion on this issue in...

Barry,
Lots of good discussion on this issue in the following thread: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=198437.

If it were my plane I would take a day, remove the gear and fix.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,409
Posted By drill_and_buck
HA! Love that picture, I miss the -8. I am...

HA! Love that picture, I miss the -8.

I am well thanks and I hope the same is true for you. About two years ago I moved to New Zealand for a 6-8 month project. Covid came along as did an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,409
Posted By drill_and_buck
RTV + Fuel = Mush

Hey Vlad,

I would keep an eye on that RTV seam. Any contact with fuel would turn it to mush. Injesting a blob of RTV could cause a problem. It might just pass through the system or create a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,950
Posted By drill_and_buck
Pragmatic and valuable. Thanks Vic & Nick! ...

Pragmatic and valuable. Thanks Vic & Nick! Subscribed
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,481
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1 on Katama (1B2). It's one of the largest, if...

+1 on Katama (1B2). It's one of the largest, if not the largest, grass airports in the NE. It's a treasure. Gaddabout Gaddis is another spectacular grass strip, but you will need to bring your...
Forum: Northeast 05-26-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,481
Posted By drill_and_buck
44N Sky Acres - Good Stop

If you are flying the Hudson River corridor northbound, then you should plan on stopping at 44N - Sky Acres. It's only a few clicks from West Point, has 24/7 cheap fuel, and is the home of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,604
Posted By drill_and_buck
I've been impressed with Van's commitment to...

I've been impressed with Van's commitment to product quality and continuous process improvements. From the interview is sounds the cause of the problem was associated with the unannounced change of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,601
Posted By drill_and_buck
Greg, that is one impressive CNC bending machine!...

Greg, that is one impressive CNC bending machine! What is the size and composition of the tube that you are bending in the video?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,924
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1 for Steinair. Competitively priced plus...

+1 for Steinair. Competitively priced plus outstanding support, not to mention that they have most all of the ancillary components needed for a new or retro panel install. They can build you a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By drill_and_buck
MAP Plumbing

Another Option, dual P-mags....
I used a manifold with three ports. Plumbing was straight forward.

Port 1 - input from cylinder #3
Port 2 - output to manifold pressure sensor
Port 3 - install a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,856
Posted By drill_and_buck
RV-8 Echo UAT Install

Another option.....
I am not a fan of long expensive coax runs so I installed both the echoUAT transceiver and the antenna on the left inboard wing inspection panel. The ADSB antenna is 5+ feet...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By drill_and_buck
No. As the CG moves aft, the RV-8 starts to lose...

No. As the CG moves aft, the RV-8 starts to lose longitudinal stability as you slow to flare. This is not an issue if you are expecting it. However, if you are expecting normal tactile feedback as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-06-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,576
Posted By drill_and_buck
1155 lbs. TMX-O360 Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BPF/F7497,...

1155 lbs.
TMX-O360
Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BPF/F7497, 74 inch diameter
Rear Battery (PC680)
CG 79.42
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,353
Posted By drill_and_buck
Vans paying attention to interests in high wing STOL aircraft

In case you missed it last week Socialflight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQo9M3Gc6TM) interviewed Van, V.P. of Engineering Rian Johnson & Director Greg Hughes and included an awesome tour of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,099
Posted By drill_and_buck
All great suggestions. I can remember spending...

All great suggestions.

I can remember spending hours in the workshop flipping through plans to ensure I understood how all the parts came together. I'm not a fan of reading plans on a computer...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-07-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 316,296
Posted By drill_and_buck
That answer did catch my attention and may...

That answer did catch my attention and may increase the odds that there could be another RV build in my future. My interest is just what Van described.
I am looking for a simple sport outback...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,129
Posted By drill_and_buck
No, this will cause more excitement than...

No, this will cause more excitement than anticipated


No
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,129
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1 What Jerry said.... You will want to build...

+1 What Jerry said.... You will want to build up some muscle memory so you won't have to think about how to recover from a spin. You can read all about spin recovery procedures but to quote Mike...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By drill_and_buck
Sounds like a bad ground or loose connection to...

Sounds like a bad ground or loose connection to the mag. Get the wiring diagram from the D180 installation and check both.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,582
Posted By drill_and_buck
GB, Nice clean install. One option you might...

GB, Nice clean install. One option you might want to consider is to place a washer between the oil cooler flange and the aluminum spacer (as seen in Carl's pictures). There have been reports of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By drill_and_buck
Pete, I like your style. Good pragmatic advice. ...

Pete,
I like your style. Good pragmatic advice. Build on!
Cheers,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,917
Posted By drill_and_buck
?Whether You Think You Can, or Think You Can't...

?Whether You Think You Can, or Think You Can't ... You're Right?
-Henry Ford

Many before have done it, you can too! All it takes is commitment and perseverance.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,660
Posted By drill_and_buck
If the RV-14 wings are similar to the RV-7 & 8...

If the RV-14 wings are similar to the RV-7 & 8 you will need to remove several AN-3 bolts that attach the tank to the spar. On the 7/8s you need to remove the wing inspection panels to access these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,371
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hi Mark, Cracking of the rudder skin is not...

Hi Mark,
Cracking of the rudder skin is not uncommon on early RV-6 models that used .016 thickness skins for the rudder which could be similar to yours. However they have also showed up on RV-7s,...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,828
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1 on what Bob did. It?s very easy to place a...

+1 on what Bob did. It?s very easy to place a small LED on the panel that blinks when the starter is engaged. Cheap insurance
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thanks Mark. I usually get to Sydney about every...

Thanks Mark. I usually get to Sydney about every 2-3 months. I?ll let you know next time I?m in town. When I was building I was in contact with an RV-8 builder in Bankstown. However I ended up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hugh, Terry, much thanks for the contact info. ...

Hugh, Terry, much thanks for the contact info. I'm currently in AU and will give you a call when I return. Feel free to pass along this thread to any Auckland area builders.
Cheers,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By drill_and_buck
Calling all Kiwis

Last year I moved to Auckland and will be here for the better part of 2020.

I have had the good fortune of finishing my RV-8 in 2011 and flying it for ~ 1,000 hours. Here is a link...
Forum: GPS 12-29-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,282
Posted By drill_and_buck
I have an IFly 740a recessed on my panel and use...

I have an IFly 740a recessed on my panel and use it to drive a Dynon 2 axis autopilot. I also have an IFly subscription for my Ipad mini.

I found the sunlight readability of the IFly (1300...
Forum: ADS-B 12-28-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,278
Posted By drill_and_buck
No problem using two completely different...

No problem using two completely different products for ADSB-in and ADSB-Out. They run independently from each other and there are no interoperability requirements to address.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,611
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1...What Micky said. No penalty with drag...

+1...What Micky said. No penalty with drag unless you use them. You can install 1 or 2.
Forum: ADS-B 10-27-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,748
Posted By drill_and_buck
My EchoUAT Configuration

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Gu6-nhxxTR_E7Q0bGSZJKbVUZn5s00iL9IPDI3QPyoD2e8AjdXr6r9cEZhy5I048i32e2QOIS4IK5MuH1xqFaa018cOIvnJrrwwnwSicmxohPnOAM7yzSecAaP4cAbwlumHKqUSsIN_ZFkmLDwoZz2CqZjXR_-4z1aL2B-...
Forum: ADS-B 10-25-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,748
Posted By drill_and_buck
Yes. The software configuration setup will...

Yes. The software configuration setup will determine how the transceiver obtains the transponder code, wireless or wired.
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,955
Posted By drill_and_buck
Posted previously........ Finished up my...

Posted previously........

Finished up my echoUAT+SkyFYX-EXT install on my RV-8. I am not a fan of long expensive coax runs so I installed both the echoUAT transceiver and the antenna on the left...
Forum: ADS-B 06-19-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,663
Posted By drill_and_buck
All EFIS systems receive the same NEXRAD data...

All EFIS systems receive the same NEXRAD data streams. Some vendors believe that it should be displayed as is. In this case you will see a pixelated edge. Other vendors will use algorithms to...
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By drill_and_buck
Noah, That should work as the echo UAT...

Noah,
That should work as the echo UAT transceiver is a standalone unit. You can easily mount it on the same ground plane as the UAT antenna in the balloon. It should be easily ported to either...
Forum: ADS-B 03-31-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,199
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hi Randy, I just finished installing an EchoUat...

Hi Randy,
I just finished installing an EchoUat in my RV-8. Your Garmin mode C has to be on and working 100% in order for the EchoUAT to pick up your pressure altitude and squawk code. You should...
Forum: ADS-B 03-27-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,821
Posted By drill_and_buck
Finished up my echoUAT+SkyFYX-EXT install on my...

Finished up my echoUAT+SkyFYX-EXT install on my RV-8. I am not a fan of long expensive coax runs so I installed both the echoUAT transceiver and the antenna on the left inboard wing inspection...
Forum: Safety 03-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,414
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thumbs up Thanks for posting. Well worth spending the time...

Thanks for posting. Well worth spending the time to view
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,499
Posted By drill_and_buck
We also appreciate that fact that Gallagher &...

We also appreciate that fact that Gallagher & gang have been a long standing sponsor of the Oshkosh Opening Night RV Social aka Beer Fairy. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,210
Posted By drill_and_buck
Great reference! Thanks for posting

Great reference! Thanks for posting
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,210
Posted By drill_and_buck
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9Jx-2j5gemHwkiEx...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9Jx-2j5gemHwkiExgiWvbxEe49NwDY5rmSv71woFw5YOzXxlUhFT8hPfeBaFtcdAiaWAdmhwgmrtRnhwBUurBK0RTcYXUZYHQl19ABdRmjVFa41oCzO4rtPNb1NR3en3kNnNq6CCcbxNyWhQ7_zbtuueJH714lgpB8P486...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By drill_and_buck
To Mel's point, if your *only* criteria for...

To Mel's point, if your *only* criteria for selecting a new prop is to improve on your ability to get out of short grass fields you can accomplish that with buying a climb prop and save a ton of...
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