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Forum: Engine Monitors 01-12-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By rvmills
Aquaman, Sending you a PM with Reggie's e-mail....

Aquaman,

Sending you a PM with Reggie's e-mail. I have an old VM-1000 manual (the original, not the fancy C model Boomer sent the link to...that's cool though Boomer). It's in pdf, and I will send...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By rvmills
Electroair EI and Mag with an impulse coupler on...

Electroair EI and Mag with an impulse coupler on an IO-540 in my 6. No issues...works great, lasts long time! ;)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By rvmills
Woo Hoo! It would be fun, and an honor, to fly...

Woo Hoo! It would be fun, and an honor, to fly with you gents Luke! My wife has been after me to visit Italy for...well, forever! :)



That's when the Reno Air Races are...but maybe we can set up an...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-23-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 38,814
Posted By rvmills
Ralph, My AFR bounces around in a manner very...

Ralph,

My AFR bounces around in a manner very similar to what I saw in your video with Ross. I basically mentally average out the numbers to estimate what the AFR is. Seems plenty good for normal...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By rvmills
Wow, that was beautiful...the flying and the...

Wow, that was beautiful...the flying and the scenery!

Now I need to talk my English, Swiss and German buddies into a trip to Trento...do you ever allow visiting formation pilots into those gorgeous...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-22-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 38,814
Posted By rvmills
David and Ralph, Here's another few data points...

David and Ralph,

Here's another few data points on STD vs Ext range on the Ballenger:

I started using the AFR400V1 when it was the only choice. I found that when leaning on X-Cs, I could lean past...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By rvmills
Shawn, Some thoughts from previous experience,...

Shawn,

Some thoughts from previous experience, that may help you eliminate bogeys:

My plane originally had a LS Plasma 1 and 1 mag. While that was installed, I had half a coil fail once, with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,005
Posted By rvmills
Justin, thanks for asking. Steve and I have been...

Justin, thanks for asking. Steve and I have been working whenever possible, and had some good steam up earlier this year. Been a few life events (good stuff) impacting as well. We've each moved...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,948
Posted By rvmills
Notes below, Thanks Ross, i think I may buy a...

Notes below,



Thanks Ross, i think I may buy a new sensor and do a little cruise leaning testing, just to see how the older sensor compares.



Good article, thanks Ross.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,948
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Ross, In the degrading failures, have you...

Thanks Ross,

In the degrading failures, have you seen any trends, such as they start to read high, or low, or is it random? Thx!

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,922
Posted By rvmills
Mark, If'n I'm using the calculators correctly,...

Mark,

If'n I'm using the calculators correctly, -70F is very close to ISA, and for a TAS of 283 knots, his IAS (maybe CAS) would have been 140knots. And with that TAS, in those conditions, his mach...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,948
Posted By rvmills
Ross, Inks, others: What are the indications of...

Ross, Inks, others:

What are the indications of failure (or degraded operations) that you see? Wacky numbers?, failure codes or indications just going blank or dashes?

Have you ever seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,922
Posted By rvmills
Mike, Mark and I switched to the Hartzell 80" BA...

Mike,

Mark and I switched to the Hartzell 80" BA at the same time. Mark from the MT 3-blade, me from an 80" D-twist Hartzell. Mark gained 10-12 mph, I gained 4-5. Up to that point, we were trading...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,948
Posted By rvmills
Steve told me about this thread, and I thought...

Steve told me about this thread, and I thought I'd provide some feedback from my experience.

I've used the Ballenger AFR500 in both my RV-S6 (IO-540, 1 mag, 1 Electroair) and the Glasair I owned and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,922
Posted By rvmills
Jon (OP), Mark and Mike, Here's some...

Jon (OP), Mark and Mike,

Here's some side-by-side fun (our photos side by side...and maybe a little play on words for bringing my Super Six into the mix with you Rocket Boyz...

Here's the photos...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By rvmills
Fellas, At what speed does the airspeed low...

Fellas,

At what speed does the airspeed low warning annunciate?

HDX likely in my future, so interested in your experience. Sounds like they are on it, but still interested. Thanks!

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,932
Posted By rvmills
KRviator...my computer didn't want me to open...

KRviator...my computer didn't want me to open that link without changing permissions, but I did look at a Transport Canada AIM to try to figure out what RWS is (Runway Strip?). Our airport markings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,932
Posted By rvmills
Googling around a bit, found a ref to the Aussie...

Googling around a bit, found a ref to the Aussie Civil Aviation Safety Authority doc that describes them as triangles 3 meters long, .9 meters wide, .5 meters high. Could not find a doc that said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,932
Posted By rvmills
I'm of similar mindset to Paul's. A pilot exiting...

I'm of similar mindset to Paul's. A pilot exiting the runway is in a potentially busy and higher workload phase than the pilot taxiing on the parallel. I'd lean towards giving way to the exiting...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-19-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By rvmills
As Brian said, several RVers around Stead. I'll...

As Brian said, several RVers around Stead. I'll be on a day trip to Siskiyou tomorrow (Sat), but will be back Sat late afternoon, and around Sunday morning. Give a shout here or PM Brian or me, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,022
Posted By rvmills
Perhaps the search engine preferred Ralphie's...

Perhaps the search engine preferred Ralphie's colourful dialect of "Canadian"! :)

Emory cloth, grease and Vince's spare parts are the ticket here, just to support what's been said above! Great...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,804
Posted By rvmills
Mine sounds similar to Mike's, though perhaps...

Mine sounds similar to Mike's, though perhaps inverted. Was match-drilling the corner of the baffle inlet ramps. Everything cleceoed together, but holding the corner from the top with the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,731
Posted By rvmills
My fave (is that Thunder I hear? ;) ). (Big fan...

My fave (is that Thunder I hear? ;) ). (Big fan of Dick's Polen Special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By rvmills
Really nice job guys! Way to go Grease, Waldo and...

Really nice job guys! Way to go Grease, Waldo and company! :)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By rvmills
Good luck with the build-your-own wrench, it's...

Good luck with the build-your-own wrench, it's worked many times. I will say that the snap-on angled open-end wrench mentioned above was a lifesaver on an oil line in a Glasair with a tightly packed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,324
Posted By rvmills
Beards for Yobo from out west...

Oly, KC Flight and Yobo,

Working to generate some "Beards for Yobo" pics from your friends (and Super Bowl rivals) Lightning, and the boyz out west. Here's one from Lightning...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,730
Posted By rvmills
Evan, Awesome write up, and great job. Not a...

Evan,

Awesome write up, and great job. Not a second of second-guessing here amigo...landing was the right choice IMHO. Trying to go around and troubleshoot, with spiking EGTs and little engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,837
Posted By rvmills
Congrats and Happy Anniversary Doug! Thanks...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary Doug! Thanks (again) for the community & camaraderie you enable us all to enjoy, and for the many friends I have made directly from VAF! And yep, for a place of comfort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,348
Posted By rvmills
Great discussion, and good question by the...

Great discussion, and good question by the OP.

With a CFI hat on, I'd say that I would discuss the diving tendency that most birds exhibit under threat, and recommend that, if you actually see a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,324
Posted By rvmills
Smokey, Thanks, many prayers and much strength...

Smokey,

Thanks, many prayers and much strength headed to our SWA and RV/Rocket Formation Bro, Yobo.

I've been talking with his KC Flight Wingmen and monitoring his Caring Bridge site...He's in a...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,222
Posted By rvmills
Jake, Concur with your findings. Another VAF...

Jake,

Concur with your findings. Another VAF bubba at RTS downloaded the software update on a separate card, and we both used that card. While I was loading the software update in my 375, I...
Forum: COMM 03-24-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,837
Posted By rvmills
Finn, Like Axel, my motivation was racing Reno,...

Finn,

Like Axel, my motivation was racing Reno, plus fast X-C speeds, and the fun of reducing drag wherever possible...that experimenting thang! Early on, I started with two bent whips (comm 1 and...
Forum: GPS 03-03-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Flight Logs on a GNX-375?

Quick question for the G3Xpert team (or whoever may know): Does the 375/175 have the flight log capability that 396 and x96 units have (shown in the photo below). It?s a feature I?ve used to catch up...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,178
Posted By rvmills
Jim, After that Reno Rocket incident, we moved...

Jim,

After that Reno Rocket incident, we moved the plane into my hangar, in coordination with the event organizer. The FAA and NTSB had full access to it, and did their investigation/inspection...
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,101
Posted By rvmills
Those blotches do appear to be redaction of ID....

Those blotches do appear to be redaction of ID. The original pics don't have that. Good post by Vince. As he said, the community is combing through this one, looking at all aspects (structural,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,178
Posted By rvmills
I'll provide some feedback from the air race...

I'll provide some feedback from the air race arena. Nothing said here is intended to infer that Vne doesn't apply to a built-per-plans aircraft, or that exceeding Vne is OK, just because racers (at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By rvmills
Josh, Since you mentioned the 5XOO and an iPad...

Josh,

Since you mentioned the 5XOO and an iPad as an option, here's a photo of the panel I did in my Glasair III racer. AFS 5500 on the left, iPad mini in an AirGizmo on the right. It fit well in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,691
Posted By rvmills
Like Paul, I've used iPads in a few aircraft. I...

Like Paul, I've used iPads in a few aircraft. I had a panel-mounted (AirGizmos) iPad mini in a Glasair III, and have used the iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro in my RV-6. Foreflight is my primary...
Forum: GPS 01-11-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Figs, Finally had enough down time to complete...

Figs,

Finally had enough down time to complete the GNX375 install for phase I of my upgrade (ADS-B compliance plus a great navigator, tied to my legacy Dynon network). Thanks to Brian (pdtofly) for...
Forum: GPS 04-22-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Yes, Stein will have the proper data for sure....

Yes, Stein will have the proper data for sure. Good choice for harness buildup...and any other avionics needs. ;) My one caveat in passing that STC Mx Manual along is that it may or may not have...
Forum: GPS 04-21-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
The one manual with pinouts that I can find so...

The one manual with pinouts that I can find so far on the Garmin site is the GPS 175/GNX 375 Part 23 AML STC Maintenance Manual, its here (http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-02207-a2_01.pdf).

Page...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,078
Posted By rvmills
I replaced the original VS and rudder on my RV-6...

I replaced the original VS and rudder on my RV-6 after owning it for a few years. Very straight forward, no complications in installation at all. I didn't even need to modify the empennage fairing...
Forum: GPS 04-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
This all makes good sense, and should be the case...

This all makes good sense, and should be the case for any interoperable EFIS/PFD connected to a 175/375 (Garmin, Dynon, Advanced, etc).

I was also asking if there is a way to have the simulator app...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,295
Posted By rvmills
Scott, This is a very sobering account, and I'm...

Scott,

This is a very sobering account, and I'm very sorry it's gone down this way for you. Definitely a wake-up call and a good warning of caution. Sounds like your partner is a stand-up guy and...
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Leonard, I haven't been able to get the sim to...

Leonard,

I haven't been able to get the sim to couple in a pitch mode either. Have tried LPV and Visual approach modes. There is a sim tracking mode that includes vertical, but I can't get that to...
Forum: GPS 04-04-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Brian, Thanks, I thought you might have a time...

Brian,

Thanks, I thought you might have a time hack on it. I re-listened, and do recall that part of the discussion, which is a pretty honest discussion of what the GTN/GNS systems provide that the...
Forum: GPS 04-04-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Brian, I picked up in the webinar that the 375...

Brian, I picked up in the webinar that the 375 will cross-fill from an iPad running Garmin Pilot, but not from other apps (like FF). But I didn?t hear that it wouldn?t cross-fill from/to other Garmin...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Brian! Doing well here...busy with a few...

Thanks Brian! Doing well here...busy with a few upgrades that I need to post about, and heading to Dayton Airpark to chase a little jet with a VAF fella in it this morning! Hope you and Chantel are...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Brian, I also heard them say no FF in the...

Brian,

I also heard them say no FF in the webinar, but missed any future promise or timeline. Our local FBO/Garmin Dealer said he would be surprised if it didn't happen quite soon. Maybe Levi or...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
The first 5 quotes all seem to relate to VNAV vs...

The first 5 quotes all seem to relate to VNAV vs VCALC. The short answer on VNAV versus VCALC, as I understand it, is that VNAV capability allows you to assign altitudes to various waypoints along a...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Steve, Did a little more digging: 650 screen:...

Steve,

Did a little more digging:

650 screen: 4.46" x 1.98" (4.9" diag)

430W screen: 3.3" x 1.8" (doesn't give diag, but Pythagorus says that's 3.76")

375 screen: Garmin says 4.8" diag but gives...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
The question I alluded to above concerns a phased...

The question I alluded to above concerns a phased panel upgrade and interoperability during and after the upgrade.

Current panel includes a Dynon D100 networked to a D-10A, AP-74 and 2 SV-32 servos....
Forum: GPS 03-28-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 75,685
Posted By rvmills
Steve, In researching the same question, and...

Steve,

In researching the same question, and reading Garmin online documentation, and Levi's OP, it says this:

"Built-in Connext® cockpit connectivity gives you the benefits and efficiencies of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,192
Posted By rvmills
Sport Class and Reno Racing Formation...

Sport Class and Reno Racing Formation Requirements:

Formation requirements for the Reno NCAR are established by each class. The governing FAA policy document that covers airshows and racing (FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,192
Posted By rvmills
Johnnie and Don, Axel, Sky and Mark are giving...

Johnnie and Don,

Axel, Sky and Mark are giving good advice, and I'll try to clarify things a bit for ya. I feel it's important to give prospective Sport Class Race Pilots a clear picture of the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,754
Posted By rvmills
Truly saddened beyond words. Jon was the best of...

Truly saddened beyond words. Jon was the best of the best...as a friend, a pilot, a performer, and an airshow mentor. An absolute Gentleman, and one of the really, REALLY good guys. Here's that big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
He mainly commented about how hard it was to hear...

He mainly commented about how hard it was to hear initially...anything. He could not tell if his transmissions were getting out. From Pace, his transmissions were very clear to me, and I could not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
Holy moly Laird, that is an amazing story, and...

Holy moly Laird, that is an amazing story, and the picture shows how eerily similar it was to James' birdstrike. So happy Lisa was not seriously hurt! Thanks for sharing that! We were fortunate not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
How goes it Tom! Waved atcha from CLE a few weeks...

How goes it Tom! Waved atcha from CLE a few weeks ago! How's the Fairlea Farms airplane factory? :)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
Right back atcha JJ...door's always open! Date...

Right back atcha JJ...door's always open! Date night is good! Keeps us outta trouble and in airplanes! :p

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
Will call ya Ralph...Goose says hi...

Will call ya Ralph...Goose says hi back!

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
Wow, thanks for the great replies! Vic, Paul...

Wow, thanks for the great replies!

Vic, Paul told me about your article, and I'm looking it up now (thanks to you both!). Mark, thanks for the number, called Jeff today, and will get together with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Paul! I'll call ya tomorrow and grab...

Thanks Paul! I'll call ya tomorrow and grab Jeff's number from you if you have it. Want to catch up any-who!

No sittin' here! ;)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,893
Posted By rvmills
Repairs 2

Today was (gulp) windscreen removal day...or what might be called "Dusty's lunch date with Sandy"! :eek:

Covered the interior, laid out some tape for borders, and dove...
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