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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Darin Watson
Condolences

My condolences, however, at 91 yr it sounds like a full life well lived!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Darin Watson
This P/N

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/inpages/issgauges15.php?clickkey=5689
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,827
Posted By Darin Watson
Fortunately, for us more refined -6/7 drivers we...

Fortunately, for us more refined -6/7 drivers we will never forget if it is the wife BESIDE us…right where they belong:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Darin Watson
Thanks…but

…was looking for ACS Canada equivalent. Tends to be better, faster and ultimately cheaper by the time one pays shipping, exchange, duty and brokerage.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Darin Watson
Van’s Oil Temp Gauge Sender

Anyone know the sender required for the standard Van’s branded oil temp gauge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,193
Posted By Darin Watson
Unhappy That why check dead mag before every shutdown

10 years ago when doing my transition training for the -7, my instructor admonished me for not doing a dead mag check prior to shutdown ….apparently he had a brother-in-law (I think??) doing a walk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,193
Posted By Darin Watson
Only once….

….my son and I were travelling the NWT, Yukon and Alaska, and I don’t recall where exactly we were, but it was an airport with self serve and not much else. Fortunately, carbureted O-320 with 9.5:1...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-25-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Darin Watson
My solution

I glued heavy marine vinyl just aft of the bar on about a 1/2 inch width of glue; trimmed the vinyl flush with the back of the skirt, which leaves about 2” to inflate. The air flow is trying to flow...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-08-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Darin Watson
Another diesel?

Does anyone know about this company/engine development?

The numbers seem too good to be true. http://brcaircraft.com/jpe-03/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,031
Posted By Darin Watson
Thanks!

Thanks for doing that!! As I was reading though this string and there was mention of a secondary media, bells were going off that Carb Cleaner can be so aggressive so as to dissolve polymer binders...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By Darin Watson
Don’t use gold

Ralph,

I think with the heat of the case, vibration and pre-load on the bolts that gold may be too soft and squish over time and lose the alignment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,292
Posted By Darin Watson
Thank you so much for posting! No one is proud of...

Thank you so much for posting! No one is proud of boneheaded decisions, but having the courage to share makes the entire flying community safer...as the saying goes, “you won’t live long enough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 189,885
Posted By Darin Watson
Joined the club

Not the first, just the most recent😎
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,235
Posted By Darin Watson
COVID Response

Don,
I am sorry for your loss. I have lost a good friend here in Canada and several down in the US. It pains me to see the US losing the equivalent of a 9/11 daily, knowing everyone is special to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,842
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 for Bison bags

I have a bison bag on each side fuel stick, chocks, plexus and oil on “my side” and tiedowns, oil and heavier stuff on the “light side”:D
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By Darin Watson
Yes, trim is separate from AP. No, there is not...

Yes, trim is separate from AP. No, there is not an issue with AP and manual trim.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Darin Watson
Use 32s

I installed the recommended 32s for pitch and roll 5 years ago on D10A, not that that should matter, and in the set up I only have the torque set at 80%. I have only occasionally gotten a yellow flag...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By Darin Watson
OV Protection

I believe you could put one of these ( https://www.periheliondesign.com/lovm.htm ) on the Field wire in series with CB2.
Forum: Safety 12-22-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darin Watson
Saving others the search

I guess I should have put that in the write up. However, they were, and maybe still are, running an introductory discount of $100, making it $150USD.
Forum: Safety 12-21-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darin Watson
Cell signal not required.

Cell signal is not required for normal use and alarms on iPad or smartphone. The only time the cell signal is required is to send out notification texts. You will still see the real time levels and...
Forum: Safety 12-21-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darin Watson
Flight test

Went for a little spin in the mountains yesterday, even though I have lived here 30 years that never gets old !!! But I digress.

After fully charging the battery in the Sparrow, it has now been on...
Forum: Safety 12-17-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darin Watson
Glad to help

Glad to help. The tricky thing about CO is it will accumulate high or low as it is approximately same density as air.

I fly a slider -7 and had the Pocket 300 clipped to the hoop to centre support...
Forum: Safety 12-17-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darin Watson
PIREP --- Portable CO Monitor (Safety)

To start....I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH KWJ Engineering, but rather passing on a PIREP in the interest of safety; especially during winter operations, of which we have the better part of 7 months...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By Darin Watson
1+ works well

I have been running this on an O-320 w/ CS prop for 4+ years, very satisfied. I have also been through a 10yr OH on the prop, and as long as it is within reasonable rotational balance then the device...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 Actuonix for oil cooler door

With the LAC and position output indicator I can control OT to 180F any OAT +30C to -40C when used on the antisplat shutter. Pretty much know which LED on the indicator goes with OAT and phase of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By Darin Watson
Foam seal

Thanks for sharing Vince...16 years is certainly adequate test period for long term effects.

What model RV is this...the -4 in your signature? Your pushrod penetration looks different than my -7; it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By Darin Watson
Direct imbed photos of heat solution

Here are photos of the heating solution, if the link is not working....forgot about the switch over.

4731

4732
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By Darin Watson
What I have done so far

I will try to answer most of the preceding questions:

@Stewbronco - I misstated wing root faring; what i meant was the wing spar penetration through the side where there is approximately 1/4-3/8"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By Darin Watson
Sealing Flap Push Rod Openings — Good Ideas

I have owned my RV 7 for several years now and have developed excellent canopy seals (slider), implemented a great idea for heat muff surface area increase and sealed the usual wing root and aileron...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,644
Posted By Darin Watson
Did pretty much the same, though it a few...

Did pretty much the same, though it a few attempts as the transition from round to flat cracked after about 80 ish hours, twice if I remember. Annealing the aluminum post working seems to have done...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-27-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By Darin Watson
Cards

Anyone doing swaps for a nominal fee? There used to be someone on this site that was willing to swap/update cards.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,160
Posted By Darin Watson
Performed well for me...

Just replaced my first that was 2013 vintage this past annual. Can’t complain about 7 years, especially in Canadian winters, but fly regularly, and have my VR set at 14.7V. Had been run totally flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,406
Posted By Darin Watson
Anyone still doing this?

I had previously purchased updates, via card swap from Don Ivener, however he seems to not be doing this anymore....is there anyone on this site picking up the torch?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,511
Posted By Darin Watson
Lac La Biche Ice Fly In ?- a big hit

https://www.facebook.com/609611682/posts/10158093889926683/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,764
Posted By Darin Watson
Consider other to make and market

This does look like an excellent solution to return line retrofit, or as noted service of the finger stainer.

If I were you I would consider partnering (i.e. license out your design for a small...
Forum: ADS-B 09-15-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,675
Posted By Darin Watson
KT76A same...threshold set to 1100

I too have had to move to Threshold setting of 1100 to get squawk and pressure attitude on the monitor page. Have flown several times now and seems reliable, set up was a breeze once I found out how...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Darin Watson
E50 Fire Extinguishers?- Any PIREPs??

To start no affiliation with this product.

Saw this on Jay Leno?s garage: https://elementfire.com/pages/models

There are other demos on YouTube.

Seems like it is small, light and effective and...
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By Darin Watson
Success!

Went for a short test flight today and ended at 1200 for flawless response. What exactly is this setting for? The name suggests perhaps rejection of other nearby pings?
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By Darin Watson
Thanks!

I could not find that detail!
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By Darin Watson
echoUAT transponder threshold setting?

Installed an echoUAT and have a legacy KT76A transponder, so I am using the sniffing function. I see several threads regarding setting the transponder threshold at 1350 or perhaps slightly lower. The...
Forum: RV-3 06-21-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Darin Watson
Very close to my paint scheme

https://i.postimg.cc/fTwJ8YdH/517-C818-B-8-C04-4-E2-B-B9-FD-11-F1-E6-F6-DA6-A.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: ADS-B 05-26-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,021
Posted By Darin Watson
iPad Air 2

I have just completed echoUAT install behind cargo bulkhead (i.e. mid tail cone) and about 3 flights. Seems the only time I get the disconnect warning is if I flip to music or otherwise open more...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-14-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 64,201
Posted By Darin Watson
...not to mention the inevitable drop of oil or...

...not to mention the inevitable drop of oil or oil mist around O2....I?ll take the next fight, thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-11-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 585,027
Posted By Darin Watson
GULF and B-17 Aluminum Overcast

https://i.postimg.cc/sg6bT43Z/57871000-813-E-441-B-AA55-FCBC5739-A943.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/s2MqqG2H/BBD1-DBFD-1946-4-E09-8-A2-E-506-C42-D4-E733.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/W4xCvpFN/EEFE0-A5-C-482-C-4...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,946
Posted By Darin Watson
Loreto / Cabo

Did that trip last year but stayed 3 days in Loreto, and wish we stayed longer. The Mission was a nice hotel and reasonable value. A lot of history there, and everything is close and nice walking. If...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,946
Posted By Darin Watson
Loreto

Flew to Cabo a year ago January. Did Laughlin, NV to Mexicali, customs was no big deal, but unless it changed, you have to file both US and Mex eAPIS as they did not talk to each other. We stayed at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By Darin Watson
10 pants on an 8

It has been my experience when you fit an 8 into a pair of ?10 pants? you may end up with what the younger folks call a ?muffin top?.

YMMV
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,032
Posted By Darin Watson
RV7 slider with tip up option

I too am 6?-2? and about 210# and my wife a fairly average 5?-7?, we fly 3 hour legs often and comfortably. In Jan this year did our longest ever round trip Calgary, AB to Los Cobo, MX. Easily fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,935
Posted By Darin Watson
Based at CYBW

See this post. The plane lives just two hangers down from me.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=92828&page=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By Darin Watson
870 hrs and still ticking

I have all the standard vans engine gages and bar one fuel level sensor, no failures or complaints. I believe one of the biggest determinates of gauge life is vibration! At least biannual dynamic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,315
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 for alternate

Yep have been using this alternative for the last 5+ years to run both a pan heater and a 1000W car warmer under the cowl. With a 2 hr call ahead and a cowl blanket and nose plugs and the engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,355
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 for Bruce?s

Have one for the RV7 fits like a glove, water resistant, light and reduces light and inside temps dramatically.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,397
Posted By Darin Watson
Show and Shine

Thanks Graham! Plan to see you there.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,397
Posted By Darin Watson
How to register

Sounds great. Can you post the link to register?
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By Darin Watson
TDI RV10 with a Gale Banks 630T

Up front full disclosure...I am an RV7 owner, and love that plane, not even sure I would need a 10...but also think TDI is going to be a great option at some point. I like the Gemini developments,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,199
Posted By Darin Watson
Prarie skies

Beautiful...there is a reason they call MT ?Big Sky County?...in SK they have the tag ?land of the living skies?. Great people on the prairies as well, some of the friendliest and most helpful,...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By Darin Watson
You nailed it

Good high school physics lesson...and crystal clear.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,292
Posted By Darin Watson
That is ..

...one of the most awesome paint schemes I have ever seen...bar none.

Have to ask...paint or wrap?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By Darin Watson
I have seen above folks talking about an...

I have seen above folks talking about an ?automotive? engine stand, which I would not recommend. There is a reason that aviation stands have the crank shaft in the vertical orientation...if left long...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,837
Posted By Darin Watson
Syringe method

Just used Gorilla glue and standard rubber o-rings. By the 3rd go the glue was cracking but the seal was fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,837
Posted By Darin Watson
Syringe method

Due to a bee plugging the vent to my left tank and pullng almost full vacuum, I ended up with two weeping rivets, likely lifted a thin spot on the sealant. Dam glad the tank did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,998
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 Primer not required

Running an O-320 with two impuls mags an have not had the engine go more than a cylinder or two to start. Even hand propped a couple time when in the NWT and Yukon when my battery was going.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,837
Posted By Darin Watson
+1

Agree with everything above and would add that not only do the side panels add insulation and aesthetics...lots of good pockets provided on the Classic Aero system.

I am quite happy with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-04-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,203
Posted By Darin Watson
Tail Wheel Recomended

Firstly, I don't intend this to be "Nose wheel v. tail wheel" debate, nor an "I am better than you" commentary; just my own personal observations and experience.

For reference I have had my PPL...
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