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Forum: California 08-17-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By kaweeka
Roys Motel Cafe Amboy, Ca

Has anyone flown into the strip at Roy's Motel Cafe in Amboy, Ca? I've seen a few videos of others doing this and looks like there has been a fly in before. Looks like a fun place to check off.
Forum: Job Board 07-29-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,921
Posted By kaweeka
Hmmmm, 60 years old, 32 years in medicine, flew...

Hmmmm,
60 years old, 32 years in medicine, flew FO in SF 340 then FE on to FO in 727 with TWA a lifetime ago. Oh how I wish there were time to make another change.......
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By kaweeka
They fit and stay on remarkably well. I know...

They fit and stay on remarkably well. I know exactly what you mean and I hate when glasses fall "up" when bending down. So I've found them to be of very high quality and fit and they seem to be very...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By kaweeka
I mentioned your comment to them and here is the...

I mentioned your comment to them and here is the response.

Yes, we do make traditional lined bifocals (although they are not listed on our online selections). If youd like to pass this on to your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,658
Posted By kaweeka
This is really great. I recently called avionics...

This is really great. I recently called avionics shops to update my transponder. All I got was "we're really too busy". This helps. You guys came through again.... and again....and again.
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By kaweeka
Ombraz Sunglasses

I saw these armless sunglasses on FB for the past few weeks and got really curious about wearing them under my headsets. They use a drawstring to keep them in place. I sent my prescription and in 2...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-21-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,784
Posted By kaweeka
My -9A has an IO-320 at 9:1 compression, dual...

My -9A has an IO-320 at 9:1 compression, dual lightspeed and AFP injection. I'm pretty consistent at 8,000-9,000 ft 147kts TAS, 6.7 gph, and 25* LOP. 64% power.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks Ralph. That's also a good line of thought...

Thanks Ralph. That's also a good line of thought that I didn't follow. The valves "appeared" to move adequately but I didn't measure the movement. I'll do that and compare with the other cylinders....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By kaweeka
Yep, I agree. This is what I want, some fresh...

Yep, I agree. This is what I want, some fresh thought. I will re-check compression anyway. It surely cannot make it worse!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks but we re-checked multiple times before...

Thanks but we re-checked multiple times before and after for just to be sure.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By kaweeka
Rough running engine

I'm reaching out to the brain trust on this. A friend recently purchased a Mooney M20J with an IO 360 A3B6D with approximately 600 hours on the engine since major overhaul through a respected engine...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-01-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By kaweeka
You make it look soooo easy!

You make it look soooo easy!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By kaweeka
THAT is beautiful work! I'm constantly amazed by...

THAT is beautiful work! I'm constantly amazed by the talent in this group.
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 32,940
Posted By kaweeka
This thread is great! I'm running an IO-320 B1A...

This thread is great! I'm running an IO-320 B1A with a Hartzell HC-C2YL-1BF and have been bothered by vibration despite multiple attempts at balancing. I have the prop at 0.07 IPS with a 1/2-per...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-06-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
I did get through it. Indeed, there was a bad...

I did get through it. Indeed, there was a bad coil. Klaus got it replaced since it was only a few months old. I also spoke to the folks at Dynatec. Very nice folks. Klaus was actually extremely...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By kaweeka
Fun video. Looks like a good time by all. Thanks...

Fun video. Looks like a good time by all. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,970
Posted By kaweeka
Here's a few questions. I look through the...

Here's a few questions. I look through the install manual but didn't find the answer and plan on replacing my probes this annual.
1) with the G3x, does it matter if the probe is grounded or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,831
Posted By kaweeka
I have a white zip tie marked with a permanent...

I have a white zip tie marked with a permanent black marker where full is and dip it in the reservoir. I usually check it every 3 months.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,638
Posted By kaweeka
I know I'm going to say this incorrectly so feel...

I know I'm going to say this incorrectly so feel free, all you engineers, to correct me. When I updated my panel I had the same issue. I have Lightspeed ignition and was informed by Klaus that the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-09-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,762
Posted By kaweeka
That's really interesting. When I replaced all 4...

That's really interesting. When I replaced all 4 coils after one of the 10 year old ones went bad, Klaus sent the "new style" (Dynatec Mini) he said was more powerful and suggested I widen the gap...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,762
Posted By kaweeka
capacitive vs inductive discharge ignition

I currently have a Lightspeed Plasma III ignition system however, after 3 coil failures, I am considering alternatives and have been reading on the difference between a capacitive vs inductive...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-04-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
The firewall mounted coil failed for lower plugs-...

The firewall mounted coil failed for lower plugs- cylinders 1,2.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-04-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
Update on the new coils. I haven't flown much...

Update on the new coils. I haven't flown much this year and only have about 24 hours on the new coils. This weekend, one failed. I've emailed Klaus and we'll see what happens. Not thrilled about it....
Forum: COMM 09-25-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,679
Posted By kaweeka
I have both and used the diagram from Stein. 5...

I have both and used the diagram from Stein. 5 years and no issues.
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,397
Posted By kaweeka
I took a water egress course last year prior to...

I took a water egress course last year prior to flying the Caribbean. In answer to your question, flaps up was preferred.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By kaweeka
Just to make sure, have you checked your breakout...

Just to make sure, have you checked your breakout force recently?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-18-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,991
Posted By kaweeka
In response to Tom's comment...... It certainly...

In response to Tom's comment...... It certainly does, but this time with a Floscan. There seems to be a common denominator evolving with these errant fuel flow readings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By kaweeka
https://wingsandwheels.com/gap-seal-tape.html Gap...

https://wingsandwheels.com/gap-seal-tape.html

Gap seal tape is something gliders use. It may be applicable for your use. Above is one site but there are many more who sell it, I'm sure.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By kaweeka
I took my FT-60 back to EI and discussed my...

I took my FT-60 back to EI and discussed my unusual performance. They tested the unit and gave it a clean bill of health. As the OP noted, I had a once reliable transducer only to start noticing some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By kaweeka
Filled out the LODA and emailed it at 09:51 and...

Filled out the LODA and emailed it at 09:51 and received the LODA at 11:47. that's efficient!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
I like your approach and process. This task is...

I like your approach and process. This task is beyond my simple knowledge base but it can't hurt to look around for someone who might be able and willing to help in this regard. I'm still going to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
Good thought, Larry. I was thinking along those...

Good thought, Larry. I was thinking along those lines as well but there were also excellent suggestions about the signal quality from the GEA 24. I'll be giving attention to both.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,296
Posted By kaweeka
I'm already looking forward to episode #2. Thank...

I'm already looking forward to episode #2. Thank you for doing this.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
Myron, I have checked all of your noted...

Myron,
I have checked all of your noted restrictions. Mine is mounted below the 1/3 inter cylinder baffle in a vertical manner with straight connections above and below. I also have heat wrap around...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
Im checking. Thanks

Im checking. Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
Brian, I'm not sure what that is (XCDR supply)....

Brian, I'm not sure what that is (XCDR supply). Sorry but can you explain a little more for me? What other input can I use on the GEA 24?
Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
I did that. No change except for my bank account.

I did that. No change except for my bank account.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By kaweeka
Fuel flow oddities

I've been struggling with aberrant fuel flow readings for the past 2 years. Tom Swearengen and I have batted around multiple ideas without nailing down the cause so I'm throwing this out to the brain...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,271
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks Scott. Russ emailed me noting a 1 day turn...

Thanks Scott. Russ emailed me noting a 1 day turn around for repair of the step. Amazing!! I thought it would be a month or so which is why I wanted to cover the hole. Looks like it won't be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,271
Posted By kaweeka
I'm getting ready to remove my steps and send...

I'm getting ready to remove my steps and send them for repair. They are cracked along the weld on the underside where the step meets the fuselage. Is it OK to fab a plate to cover the hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,525
Posted By kaweeka
I want to update as well. Just getting a Garmin...

I want to update as well. Just getting a Garmin dealer to do it is a challenge. Seems they're either too busy or just don't want to be bothered. Please share your progress.
Thanks,
David
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,939
Posted By kaweeka
Buying from Stein is not just about the price....

Buying from Stein is not just about the price. It's also the unconditional support (which I have used) when you need it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,927
Posted By kaweeka
It's an interesting start and worth looking into...

It's an interesting start and worth looking into more carefully for sure. That pod could have great utility even pared down for those that don't require the bike clearance. 5-10 gallon fuel cells...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-26-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By kaweeka
I bought self adhesive felt of various thickness...

I bought self adhesive felt of various thickness from McMaster Carr. It's worked great for 4 years.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By kaweeka
Fan Failure GTN 625

Had the "Cooling Fan Failure" message yesterday shortly after takeoff while planning a day of Vx/Vy data gathering. Reset the breaker (unplug then plug it back technology) with the same message. Left...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,128
Posted By kaweeka
Kracon at KLHM. David did mine and others that...

Kracon at KLHM. David did mine and others that look great.

http://kracon.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,535
Posted By kaweeka
I re-weighed my 9A this morning. The original...

I re-weighed my 9A this morning. The original builder's empty weight was 1106 pounds. Since I bought the plane, I re-painted, updated the instrument panel and re-did the interior adding a chubby 59...
Forum: California 04-26-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,268
Posted By kaweeka
Sounds good. Been to the Rock-n-Roll Diner...

Sounds good. Been to the Rock-n-Roll Diner before. Good food. Fun approach over the beach.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,872
Posted By kaweeka
This is interesting. I just spoke with them this...

This is interesting. I just spoke with them this past week on the phone with a few questions about my harness. No hint of anything amiss.
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,688
Posted By kaweeka
I replaced my aging belts during annual with...

I replaced my aging belts during annual with Crow. Same options as above. They are fantastic! Very comfortable, easy to latch and unlatch, attractively designed and well made. What more is there?
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
Oceano, Ca- Rock and Roll Diner

Oceano, Ca- Rock and Roll Diner
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By kaweeka
Put me on the virtual list. Those are beautiful!

Put me on the virtual list. Those are beautiful!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-02-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By kaweeka
I spoke with Crown. First night free, second...

I spoke with Crown. First night free, second night free if you purchase fuel and $25/night thereafter. KSEE is quite close and fuel is much cheaper. Has anyone stayed there? Any thoughts on Gillespie?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By kaweeka
Gibbs is closing at KMYF

I just learned that Gibbs Flying Service is closing 4/30/21. I use Gibbs every time I fly to visit my dad. They always have a car waiting and tie down ready. They have been in operation with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,888
Posted By kaweeka
Reply sent. Hopefully this will clear the waters...

Reply sent. Hopefully this will clear the waters a bit.
Thanks,
David
Forum: ADS-B 03-07-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,889
Posted By kaweeka
This is where things are now. Yesterday I booted...

This is where things are now. Yesterday I booted up in configuration mode on both the G3x and GTN 625. Both systems are up to date . My line drawing shows the GTN and GTX communicate through an...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,889
Posted By kaweeka
Holy cow, mine says 2.05😮 where do I find the...

Holy cow, mine says 2.05😮 where do I find the update for the GTX and instructions for install?
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,889
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for that advice. I do maintain the latest...

Thanks for that advice. I do maintain the latest updates through the G3x (8.72)and GTN 625 (6.71). Correct me if I am wrong but I thought the GTN updates include updates for the LRUs as well....
Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,889
Posted By kaweeka
This just started happening to me yesterday, same...

This just started happening to me yesterday, same pattern of intermittent then consistent failure. I have a single G3x, GTN 625 and GTX45r. I am curious what you found and how you found the solution....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-04-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
9021 Hopefully this picture uploaded. As the...

9021

Hopefully this picture uploaded. As the coils are a bit larger, the ones on the firewall extend down slightly further than previous. I'm not sure how that will affect removing the oil filter....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-03-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
I would be happy to if someone would refresh me...

I would be happy to if someone would refresh me on how to post a picture.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,888
Posted By kaweeka
I sent an email to Daniel Padilla at MMSF, where...

I sent an email to Daniel Padilla at MMSF, where we usually clear from Sacramento. Not sure if he meant to yell at me or if his caps lock was just on but here's the thread of emails.

IT WAS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-01-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
The difference in cost isn't that much and, IMHO,...

The difference in cost isn't that much and, IMHO, it's worth supporting the companies and folks who support our planes, are there even on Sunday to answer our questions and offer assistance when we...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-28-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,349
Posted By kaweeka
LSE Plasma III coil failure

I had a coil failure of my Plasma III ignition last weekend returning from San Diego. My aircraft has 719 hours and this is the first problem with my Lightspeed ignition. I measured the resistance of...
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