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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,408
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Per Tempest, it is because the cooler (thicker)...

Per Tempest, it is because the cooler (thicker) oil creates a better seal between the pump's gears and housing and allows it to rebuild pressure much quickly than with thinner (hot oil).

Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,408
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I guess the most realistic test would be to...

I guess the most realistic test would be to measure this time over a few hot-start scenarios as described (ie startup within 60 seconds of shutdown), as that is the scenario the ADB valve was meant...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,408
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Went down the rabbit hole and found some...

Went down the rabbit hole and found some interesting info on the anti-drain back valve:

https://www.qaa.com/wp-content/uploads/tempest-oil-filter-valves.pdf

Brief summary:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
FS: 2018 iPad Pro 256GB, RAM Mount, Keyboard Folio

Moving to an iPad mini, and selling my 2018 iPad Pro (Wifi only). It's space gray, and will also come with a RAM mount and Logitech touch keyboard case like this one:...
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,135
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Post Introducing the RV-15!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sHK-B230sY
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,506
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yep this is the...

Yep this is the stuff:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/antiseizecopper.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,662
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This. It is common for me to need to wait for...

This. It is common for me to need to wait for the fuel to settle for a minute or so and then add several more gallons, depending on how fast the fuel is being dispensed. Somebody who just topped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,536
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Inventory issues aside, I actually preferred it...

Inventory issues aside, I actually preferred it that way. You quickly get used to recognizing the most used hardware, and it is nice to have everything you need for one component in one or two bags,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,504
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Running water, bathroom, floor drain. Dirty...

Running water, bathroom, floor drain. Dirty floors drive me nuts, would love to be able to rinse mine down. Like the winch idea also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
It always surprises me how airports will have...

It always surprises me how airports will have decades long waiting lists, extremely high hangar rents, and still have acres of prime, undeveloped land where they could build 100 more units. What's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Tried this method but still ended up with a mess...

Tried this method but still ended up with a mess - Have finally settled on a form-a-funnel that I have shaped to nest under the oil filter mount and runs down into the bucket. Below that, layers of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,578
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Thanks all for the input. I am cautiously...

Thanks all for the input. I am cautiously optimistic that as mentioned, it is just a bit of casting or other debris that found it’s way to the sump, especially considering that oil analysis and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,578
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Darn. Good point

Darn. Good point
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,578
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Thanks Don - I tried to tap on it and it seems...

Thanks Don - I tried to tap on it and it seems fairly hard. I will call Blackstone since I use them for oil analysis already.

Had a thought that since the last suction screen inspection I changed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,578
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Oil suction screen finding and question

I am pretty good about pulling my oil suction screen, and in 6 years and > 500 hours of flying, I have never found anything at all on it. Yesterday, however, during my CI oil change, I did find one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,921
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Hangar rent is the biggest variable I think -...

Hangar rent is the biggest variable I think - with my ~$600/month hangar rent, I’m pretty sure my cost of ownership is around $1k/month at least. If I ever relocate, nice and affordable hangar space...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,921
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I know you want to fly and not build, and say...

I know you want to fly and not build, and say your are not mechanically inclined, but why not get you fix renting for now, and re-consider building. A slow build RV like a 7 or 9 is still one of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-16-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Oof. That's quite a markup.

Oof. That's quite a markup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,185
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I just bought a case of oil and cam guard from...

I just bought a case of oil and cam guard from amazon. Price was a bit higher but free shipping made it cheaper overall...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Thanks Marc, I ended up finding the Tempest on an...

Thanks Marc, I ended up finding the Tempest on an Amazon store for delivery ext week, and about $12 more than other places. No dice anywhere else. I may place an order for a few more through spruce...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
That is weird. No dice for me: I ended up...

That is weird. No dice for me:

I ended up finding the Tempest on Amazon, but for $50. Both Tempest and Champion 48110 models in particular seem to be hard to come by. If you need them may want to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The 48110 is showing out of stock for months :(

The 48110 is showing out of stock for months :(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Hmm is the 48111 the same as the 48110 except for...

Hmm is the 48111 the same as the 48110 except for stud length? Thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,893
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Oil Filter sourcing

Apparently the CH48110-1 Filter I need is unavailable anywhere until July or August. Does anybody know of a source with them in-stock, or another alternative that could be used? Looks like the...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,410
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
True, we sometimes get lazy with the distinction...

True, we sometimes get lazy with the distinction because we use CPAP as one way to provide PEEP, but they are not the same.

Chris
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,410
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not a doctor but a flight paramedic who flies lot...

Not a doctor but a flight paramedic who flies lot of intubated/ventilated patients.

This is called "PEEP" or Positive End Expiratory Pressure, and is essentially one of two ways to increase O2...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My passenger side step was cracked within the...

My passenger side step was cracked within the first 20 hours. I marked the crack, and have since put about 200 more hours on the plane without it getting any bigger despite plenty of use. Maybe I am...
Forum: Southeast 01-25-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Wilmington, NC area hangar/tie-downs

I am considering a move to the Wilmington area, but do not see much in the way of GA airports, especially those with hangars. Does anybody have any suggestions on RV friendly spots in the area, or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-24-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have researched similar ideas, but many...

I have researched similar ideas, but many sensors, the one you linked included, list an operational pressure range, in this case 90-110Kpa. I am not sure how much lower pressure will affect their...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,413
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
No, one of the dangerous things about CO is that...

No, one of the dangerous things about CO is that it has an even higher (240x) affinity for hemoglobin than oxygen, and a pulse oxygen reader cannot distinguish between hemoglobin saturated with CO vs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Thanks Vern excellent advice. I found the gap on...

Thanks Vern excellent advice. I found the gap on my #4 mag-driven plug to be pretty wide, especially as compared to all the others. I regapped it and cleaned them all, and the latest data after a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Erratic RPM reading

Hi all,

Had an odd event today and after looking through the data logs wanted to get some feedback on my troubleshooting process. Was cruising along at 3000' and noticed a very slight roughness...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not exactly your setup but this helped me when...

Not exactly your setup but this helped me when wiring my 175 to my GRT Sport

http://grtavionics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3215
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-07-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Florida is obviously ripe with airpark...

Florida is obviously ripe with airpark communities, but a few in my area I can comment on would be FA40, Hidden Lake, which is in New Port Richey, a bit north of Tampa. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The IFR approach option was available for the...

The IFR approach option was available for the Horizon series EFIS, but not the Sport. As far I as understand, there is no way to fly instrument approaches with the Sport without an IFR navigator. I...
Forum: Job Board 11-11-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A one-night cross country (literally) trip in...

A one-night cross country (literally) trip in November on specific dates is quite an ask...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have the exact same setup. I found this info...

I have the exact same setup. I found this info very helpful:

http://grtavionics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3215

Let me know if you have any specific issues or questions - I am at work now and...
Forum: GPS 10-03-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,165
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I don't believe that's possible, and I wouldn't...

I don't believe that's possible, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was done that way on purpose. I'm not sure that behavior would be allowed from a certified navigator, since it could theoretically...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-30-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have a 9A at KCLW, and there are several other...

I have a 9A at KCLW, and there are several other RV's here as well. You are welcome to reach out and find a time to come by - would need to be a weekday for me but there are usually some RVs out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,922
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have found that at WOT, the mixture...

I have found that at WOT, the mixture distribution is poor, and two cylinders end up much leaner, and thus hotter, than the other two. I am able to even them out a bit by slightly cracking the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-25-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have that combo with no issues whatsoever. The...

I have that combo with no issues whatsoever. The Surefly has been a great unit.

Chris
Forum: GPS 07-28-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,165
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Really like mine so far. Linked to Foreflight via...

Really like mine so far. Linked to Foreflight via bluetooth, and fully coupled to my GRT EFIS and autopilot. The screen size isn't really an issue since I can do most things, like flight plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yep I painted mine red and before takeoff I touch...

Yep I painted mine red and before takeoff I touch and check everything red in my cockpit: Mixture, fuel pump switch, fuel selector, and canopy handle:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,847
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have replaced plenty of parts. I also repaired...

I have replaced plenty of parts. I also repaired a few mistakes when it could be done in an approved and inconspicuous fashion rather than spend time and money on an unnecessary replacement just to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I posted the pinout on your Facebook post, hope...

I posted the pinout on your Facebook post, hope it helps.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Your large difference may be due to the filter...

Your large difference may be due to the filter just upstream of the floscan, maybe this inhibits the damping of the pulses from the fuel pump, increasing the error. The totalizer error will be larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have the floscan, mounted in the same position...

I have the floscan, mounted in the same position as yours. I see about a 1GPH increase in reading when the electric pump is on. The pump is generally only on for brief periods, and I find the total...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
GPS175 Backlight Offset

For some reason the display on my new GPS175 seems to dim way too much at night, so at every startup I need to go into the settings and adjust the manual backlight offset. The manual says this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,417
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
At least 500 hours on my ND alternator since I...

At least 500 hours on my ND alternator since I bought the engine used, zero issues.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Food for thought, and just an example, but you...

Food for thought, and just an example, but you could buy a GRT Sport EX for $1500, that includes basic engine monitoring, an echoUAT ADSB-IN/OUT unit for $1400, and a used GTX-327 for about ~400...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,278
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I can run mogas in my 150HP O-320 no problem, and...

I can run mogas in my 150HP O-320 no problem, and many others do as well. I'm sure the Rotax is a great engine but it's hard to beat the engine that the airframe was designed around. You may have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I would also go back and replace every AN3 bolt...

I would also go back and replace every AN3 bolt that has already been installed with that torque.
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think VDF gives you more options - probably...

I think VDF gives you more options - probably more likely to have hangar space plus more likely to have services available should you need anything. I know there are RV's at VDF, not sure about X39....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Garmin SNF Deals??

Pulling the trigger on a GPS 175. Should I wait for a SNF deal or is that unlikely?

Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Perhaps unrelated to your starting problem but I...

Perhaps unrelated to your starting problem but I would be concerned that your boost pump is flooding your carburetor, you should not have to leave it off during takeoff (probably the most important...
Forum: GPS 03-24-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,659
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am thinking about pulling the trigger on an IFR...

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on an IFR upgrade, and to me, it looks hard to beat the GPS 175. I see used GPS400W's on the market for $3500-4000, which is barely less than a 175, and for...
Forum: Propellers 03-18-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
RV9A Metal to Composite prop W&B

I am seriously considering changing my Sensenich metal prop for a WW GA200L ground adjustable composite prop. I have always felt like my prop wasn't quite pitched right, and the RPM restriction is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,227
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I agree with most everything here, having also...

I agree with most everything here, having also done my transition training in a 6A. I will add that any extra speed also makes it very easy to over-correct in pitch. It takes a very small amount of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think a lot depends on probe location, with...

I think a lot depends on probe location, with trends being more important. My O-320 is carbureted and I usually see EGT's around 1450 when leaned properly for cruise. Plugs look great every year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,548
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This comes up very frequently in the forum it...

This comes up very frequently in the forum it seems, and even though I haven't yet seen a good explanation on HOW it happens, I am another person who has had it happen. In fact, my symptoms were...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-19-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My parents live outside Chapel Hill (Fearrington)...

My parents live outside Chapel Hill (Fearrington) and when I fly to visit them I usually use Siler City (SCR). It is a sleepy country airport, and usually at least one or two friendly airport types...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Just the tip I needed today. Thanks! Chris

Just the tip I needed today. Thanks!

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,466
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
[QUOTE=DeeCee 57;1502398]well, my ship sports 1...

[QUOTE=DeeCee 57;1502398]well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet pumps, all of em 2005 vintage. One of the facet is used for take-off, then switched off in the cruise, the other one is then...
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