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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,737
Posted By MarkW
The OP has an interesting question. As I see it...

The OP has an interesting question.
As I see it the filter is a media filter only. It does not treat the oil.
Therefore the dirtier it gets the better it works. The dirt becomes a filter in itself....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,753
Posted By MarkW
Nice trip to see friends in NC. Flew Friday to...

Nice trip to see friends in NC. Flew Friday to KSPA into a 30 kts headwind. Thank goodness I don't fly a 172. Perfect weather both directions and good time with friends.
2:45 flight rather than a 10...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,940
Posted By MarkW
One of my better learning moments was two years...

One of my better learning moments was two years after primary when Jan Bussell introduced me to accelerated stalls during transition training. Can't believe I went two years with instructors before I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By MarkW
Sorry Larry for the late response but seems like...

Sorry Larry for the late response but seems like others have answered.
I remember now, I do get the warning on my GTN650 now. It will be good to get rid of it when the next update comes about.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By MarkW
I did the 12.10 update in November without...

I did the 12.10 update in November without issue.
I did see the posts you are refering to and I was thinking it was related to a LRU I don't have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,924
Posted By MarkW
Many builders that start building find it hard to...

Many builders that start building find it hard to both fly and build. Hard to balance life, building and staying current.
Building ahead of the PPL isn't a bad idea since you will have more time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,445
Posted By MarkW
Hi Joe, I should spend some time researching this...

Hi Joe,
I should spend some time researching this before replying but short on time.
I ASSUMED that amateur built means any amateur. Not necessarily the one registering the plane. So as long as it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,445
Posted By MarkW
I haven't really seen it mentioned but you eluded...

I haven't really seen it mentioned but you eluded to it with your comment.
A log book, pictures or blog is mostly for getting your Repairman's certificate.
I don't think the DAR really cares who...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,632
Posted By MarkW
I had the Duckworks Par 36 bulbs so changed to...

I had the Duckworks Par 36 bulbs so changed to the Whelen LED.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/el/ledlighting_whelen/whelenparplus362.php
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By MarkW
Interesting. I have many times flown over...

Interesting. I have many times flown over controlled airspace and though I should check in. Just in case they need me out of the way but the couple of times I have, they seem annoyed I was wasting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By MarkW
I still like my Non-touch but Brantel did this...

I still like my Non-touch but Brantel did this conversion back in 2014.
He documented it well.
You might even contact him directly. He would be very...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By MarkW
I know the Starship launches are special but we...

I know the Starship launches are special but we are a bit spoiled here in Florida with launches as many as three a week.
I step out in the back yard and watch many of them..
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,670
Posted By MarkW
Have not flown the Bahamas since they shut it...

Have not flown the Bahamas since they shut it down (Covid). I used to have an Overflight since Sanford, FL. (KSFB has a CBP facility but Ft Fierce has been easier.
I have 8" numbers and have never...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By MarkW
I would think with the EFII that the MAP sensors...

I would think with the EFII that the MAP sensors are part of the EFII so you will not need the manifold for that. I would also think but not sure that there is a separate place to get the FP like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By MarkW
Pretty typical to have a FOT on the firewall with...

Pretty typical to have a FOT on the firewall with a through-bolt. from the engine side to the battery with a large battery cable. I see no problem with having a jumper from the FOT to a cable to a...
Forum: Reviews 12-21-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,818
Posted By MarkW
7 years and very happy with my B&C 60 amp. No...

7 years and very happy with my B&C 60 amp.
No issues and I use a old style Ford regulator.
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-16-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By MarkW
Alex, Looks like you are at SouthEast...

Alex,
Looks like you are at SouthEast Ramp.

Welcome.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By MarkW
I used the 60 amp B&C alternator and wish I had...

I used the 60 amp B&C alternator and wish I had used the 40a version.
I rarely use more than 10a unless making up the loss from the start-up.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,130
Posted By MarkW
Who would have thunk they made so many different...

Who would have thunk they made so many different distributor terminals.
Thanks,
Forum: Safety 12-09-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By MarkW
Unless you already run LOP then one of your...

Unless you already run LOP then one of your posted remedies might be to run LOP. Much less or no CO if LOP.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,130
Posted By MarkW
I had bought auto parts store wires and bought...

I had bought auto parts store wires and bought the correct terminals from Brad @ Emag.
The ones you show do look like the correct ones though. Unfortunately looks like you would need to order two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,214
Posted By MarkW
I used a 80 amp ANL in the B lead with a shunt....

I used a 80 amp ANL in the B lead with a shunt. No other ANL or shunt.
Extreme care was taken with the routing and protection of the wire feeding the fuse block on the the side of the firewall.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By MarkW
If I understand you correctly, you are...

If I understand you correctly, you are correct.
You enter and/or edit the flight plan from the GTN and it fills in the G3X.
I have had no issues with that since 2013.
The Navigator is the GTN so it...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-11-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,615
Posted By MarkW
Maybe a little North of your square but Spruce...

Maybe a little North of your square but Spruce Creek (7FL6) is the most active flying community I have seen. We are talking hundreds.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,955
Posted By MarkW
No avionics buss for me. Straight off the main...

No avionics buss for me. Straight off the main buss. One less point of failure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,252
Posted By MarkW
I will probably goof this story up as it was a...

I will probably goof this story up as it was a few years back and second hand but,
There was a complaint about the FAA hanging out at airshows looking for violations. Air shows and fly-ins had been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,009
Posted By MarkW
I started with two stoke air cooled motorcycle...

I started with two stoke air cooled motorcycle engines and spent a lot of time with port modifications and racing.
Getting into the Lycoming world and then the RV's I had a very hard time going lean....
Forum: Painting your RV 10-20-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By MarkW
I am no pro so take this for what it is...

I am no pro so take this for what it is worth.
Have you had any runs yet. I found finesse was learning both ends of the scale and learning how to stay in between. Looks to me like you need more paint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By MarkW
Good job Juliano, That didn't take you...

Good job Juliano,
That didn't take you long.
Enjoy.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,996
Posted By MarkW
Hey Guys, Funny thing is being a Texan in Florida...

Hey Guys,
Funny thing is being a Texan in Florida for 48 years I know nothing about the San Juan Islands. So I googled the area to see what the area was like for sailing. Up pops a picture on google...
Forum: ADS-B 06-26-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,431
Posted By MarkW
I have had the GDU370, GTX23ES, GDL39R and GTN650...

I have had the GDU370, GTX23ES, GDL39R and GTN650 since 2013.
Works great.
I fly to OSH every year, crawl under the panel ,slide the unit out and have Garmin update software.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-23-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By MarkW
The B & C standby alternator or Dynamo that is...

The B & C standby alternator or Dynamo that is shown uses a SB1B-14 regulator and that is the way it is wired. Sensor not needed on a regular...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,905
Posted By MarkW
Hey Chris, I honestly have not paid attention to...

Hey Chris,
I honestly have not paid attention to music quality. I need to listen to the difference someday while still in the hanger and without the background noise.
I will let you know.

I know...
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-23-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By MarkW
Been a couple of years but this is a very nice...

Been a couple of years but this is a very nice field.
May have seen Turbo the last time I was there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,905
Posted By MarkW
George, I also was reluctant to believe an in the...

George,
I also was reluctant to believe an in the ear set would work as well as my $1000 Lightspeeds. I came close a few times and just could not bring myself to do it. Then one day I decided to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By MarkW
No issues.

No issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By MarkW
I will warn against the kit you see on ACS. I...

I will warn against the kit you see on ACS. I started with that kit and ended up modifying it numerous times. If there is any way to use larger than 3" you will want to do that. I have a RV-9 with...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-22-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By MarkW
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=60631&highlight=cut+buff+paint
Forum: Painting your RV 04-22-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By MarkW
+1 on the razor blade. Takes some practice but...

+1 on the razor blade. Takes some practice but quick and easy.
Not that I have ever had a run :)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By MarkW
I could not hear your pump in the video. My...

I could not hear your pump in the video.
My Andair has done well for 6.5 years and when things are normal it doesn't make much noise. I have had a couple of times where it lost prime and it make s...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By MarkW
May not be your issue but I had the same problem...

May not be your issue but I had the same problem on first start.
I found the steel AN fitting at the exit of the servo fuel line blocked with the metal punched from the fitting when made. I was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,484
Posted By MarkW
I would lose the USB charger and move the boost...

I would lose the USB charger and move the boost pump switch to an area by it self. Kind of like flaps, you want to be able to find it by feel.

Most time I fly at night with the lights turned so low...
Forum: Florida (South) 12-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By MarkW
I think I can help. Give me a call. 4 zero 7 509...

I think I can help.
Give me a call.
4 zero 7 509 zero zero tree zero
Forum: Florida (South) 12-30-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By MarkW
Hanger

I am checking on one for you now.
The issue is we are a TSA secure airport.
Badges, parking decals and such.
I will get back with you later today if I can find a space for you.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,654
Posted By MarkW
Trent, If I may give you some insight from my...

Trent,
If I may give you some insight from my poor choice of micro balloon use.
I used fiberglass tape and then some mb for this same area to fill that same gap between the fiberglass and elevator....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,526
Posted By MarkW
I use the slip in my 9 but it is almost useless...

I use the slip in my 9 but it is almost useless with the long wing. I was doing a fly-by on a new home at lower than usual altitude and wanting to see better out the window while circling. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,441
Posted By MarkW
Bahamas

Had a business conference to attend in Nassau this weekend and all was included but the flight. Not a problem as I prefer to fly myself anyway.
Short two hour flight from Sanford to Nassau. Lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By MarkW
Other than the safety precautions this is a...

Other than the safety precautions this is a normal test as well as a flow test to make sure the system will flow enough fuel. Disconnecting the line from the carb and running it into a gas can to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By MarkW
Daytona

Hey Rich,
Hopefully some will be along shortly with first hand fly/race info. I would only be good for general area help.
A lot depends on whether you are spending any time in the area or just flying...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By MarkW
You made the list.

Congratulations L.D.
I went to add you to my list of RV-9's and I already had you on the list.
Enjoy and good choice to convert to TD. It will be worth it.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,951
Posted By MarkW
Pictures

Great pictures Bruce.
Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By MarkW
Hey Bill. Sorry we missed TT this year and the...

Hey Bill. Sorry we missed TT this year and the ability to hang out.
I know we are both speaking in general terms but I thought a quick build 7 and 9 while still in the quick build stage were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By MarkW
Welcome Jim and good choice on a first build. I...

Welcome Jim and good choice on a first build.
I averaged 20-30 hours a week and finished a slow build in 2.5 years.
I figured about 1500 hours with paint.
Some take as long as 2500 hrs.
You will find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,293
Posted By MarkW
In my late teens I had a boss that used to say...

In my late teens I had a boss that used to say ?Cash talks and bull walks?.
If you are a serious buyer then you need to be ready to move quick. Not schedule a flight a week later.
I had a short...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,637
Posted By MarkW
Congratulations Brad, let the fun begin.

Congratulations Brad, let the fun begin.
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By MarkW
I have Craig's three blade with nickel leading...

I have Craig's three blade with nickel leading edge but he also puts the tape on the inboard section of the blades where the NLE is only on the last 12" of tip.
My tape has held up well with 450...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,028
Posted By MarkW
Rain damage

Being from Central Florida I fly through rain quite often. On occasion moderate to heavy. My injected IO-320 seems to lose a little RPM when heavy rain.
I have a Catto nickel leading edge prop and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By MarkW
Bubbles

Roman,
Not to worry. Since you have no pressure on the outlet there will always be bubbles (vapor).
I had the same issue when testing. I worried about an air leak.
If you were to install a restrictor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,332
Posted By MarkW
Made it to Appleton because they have closed down...

Made it to Appleton because they have closed down all grass parking. Means they aren?t letting a one in. Can?t see it drying up by tomowwow either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,332
Posted By MarkW
See you tomorrow Brian if the weather holds....

See you tomorrow Brian if the weather holds. Looking forward to seeing your new RV-10. ��
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,444
Posted By MarkW
Hey Brian, Glad to hear the wing kit is on the...

Hey Brian,
Glad to hear the wing kit is on the way.
Looking forward to seeing your new 10 at OSH this year.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-09-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 77,002
Posted By MarkW
Nicely done, Glad to see you followed your...

Nicely done,
Glad to see you followed your training.
Unfortunately many of the fatalities we read about are simple emergencies followed by a stall.
It is very difficult to fight the natural urge to...
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By MarkW
Oil line

Mark,
Picked mine up from the hanger this morning and it is a 3/8" 304 stainless line.
It does not have any tag or other numbers.
I am looking at the Lycoming SI-1435 and my IO-320-A4J is not...
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By MarkW
Oil line

Mark,
I have a IO-320 Titan from 2013 that was shipped with an oil line. I am fixed pitch for now so I still have the line.
Up to you to check to see if it is the same.
James Ball was my rep then and...
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