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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Greg Arehart
Well, got it out. I pulled the rudder and one...

Well, got it out. I pulled the rudder and one elevator off so I could get into the tailcone a bit easier and without banging up something with a hammer. I soaked it in some kroil for a while. Then...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Greg Arehart
Removing taper pin in tailwheel stinger bracket

Years ago I replaced the bolt in the tailwheel stinger with a taper pin (fat end down, the only way to actually get it in place). Doing the annual, I've found that the nut on the pin, along with the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-22-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Greg Arehart
Several not too far away. Sierraville, Quincy,...

Several not too far away. Sierraville, Quincy, Beckwourth all NW of RTS. You can try Herlong, but I would do at least one pass (maybe more) first to look for **** on the runway.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,662
Posted By Greg Arehart
Not sure why you say this. I used to live in...

Not sure why you say this. I used to live in Reno and went in and out of Tahoe occasionally. Not really an issue unless there are bad winds.

I'm very happy with my IO360 in the 9, especially for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By Greg Arehart
FWIW, my Plane Power alternator on an IO-360 has...

FWIW, my Plane Power alternator on an IO-360 has been faultless for 13 years and over 1000 hours. Just one datum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have put a piece of "P" shaped weatherstripping...

I have put a piece of "P" shaped weatherstripping just in front of the canopy, added a strip of black electrical tape to help hold it in place. Creates just enough of a bump to make any rain go over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By Greg Arehart
Actually, maybe not. It is fairly simple to do...

Actually, maybe not. It is fairly simple to do the conversion. I did my 9A to 9 and Dan Landry (among others) converted a 7A to a 7. Search the archives as there were threads on this in the past. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,009
Posted By Greg Arehart
Wondering if anyone has an update (or estimate?)...

Wondering if anyone has an update (or estimate?) on recent shipping costs for a containered RV going to Australia or New Zealand?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,225
Posted By Greg Arehart
Count me in if itís on a date I can make in...

Count me in if itís on a date I can make in April.

Greg
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By Greg Arehart
Depends. I think you will float quite a bit at...

Depends. I think you will float quite a bit at 70 mph over the fence. I pull power abeam the numbers, full flaps and trim for 60-65 mph the rest of the way down. But I also fly a pretty tight...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,513
Posted By Greg Arehart
What I did this weekend in my RV 2/19-2/21

A bit early but....

While many of you are hunkered down, the weather today has been great for flying in CO/UT. A few of today's photos:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,442
Posted By Greg Arehart
You need 4 switches total: 2 for power to the...

You need 4 switches total: 2 for power to the mags and 2 to ground them. The idea is the ground switches are just like for regular mags - keeps them from firing inadvertently. The two power...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,442
Posted By Greg Arehart
Yes, but the pmags require a power and ground...

Yes, but the pmags require a power and ground switch for each mag so you should make sure you either have the switches or space for adding them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,168
Posted By Greg Arehart
We have the Aithre detector which links to the...

We have the Aithre detector which links to the ipad or phone and records. The software also includes a bunch of other data, like altitude, which can be useful. We also use it for oxygen saturation...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Greg Arehart
+1 on the skateboard grip tape. Lots of options....

+1 on the skateboard grip tape. Lots of options. Mine installed in 2008 and still look new.
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,493
Posted By Greg Arehart
So, can anyone update the information in this...

So, can anyone update the information in this thread? All of the links go nowhere at this point (probably since Hartzell bought Sky-tec). I would like to know whether one can install the LS...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By Greg Arehart
Trent, Simple answer to your question about 0.5V...

Trent,

Simple answer to your question about 0.5V drop. There is no absolute "minimum drop" value, but a lot of folks like to size wire for less than 0.5V. For some devices, the proper voltage is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Greg Arehart
I put my restrictors in a small beaker with...

I put my restrictors in a small beaker with acetone, about 3/4 inch deep, within an ultrasonic cleaner that has a water bath. Run for about 5 minutes. Blow dry and reinstall.

Same for the nozzles,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Greg Arehart
Pardon my math, actually the #3 cyl on my last...

Pardon my math, actually the #3 cyl on my last test was 0.025 (I have an 0.024 I'm going to try, so accidentally put in the wrong size in the post) and that does give me a 25% difference in area.

I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Greg Arehart
Basic fuel injection question

I've been changing out my injector nozzles (this is a Silverhawk system on a Superior IO360 if that makes any difference) in an attempt to better balance my engine for LOP operations. At this point...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By Greg Arehart
Longer metal barrel so you can put two crimps on...

Longer metal barrel so you can put two crimps on the wire. Do a bit of close looking online at the cheap vs. more expensive ones and you will see that the cheap (single-crimp) ones have less metal. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By Greg Arehart
Thanks for the suggestions. This gives me...

Thanks for the suggestions. This gives me several options.

Cheers,
Greg
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By Greg Arehart
Ring terminals

Has anyone found a reasonable assortment of RED (22-18ga) ring terminals for sale? I would like an assortment of eye hole sizes (from #6 through 1/4") but online I can only find a box of 50 or 100...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By Greg Arehart
My question is then whether dry would be...

My question is then whether dry would be recommended for installation in the brass adapters that emag provides, since that is a metal dissimilar to most cylinder heads found in automotive...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Greg Arehart
I just got my two pmags for christmas that...

I just got my two pmags for christmas that arrived UPS today. Mags already pulled and will be replaced in the next couple of days. Looking forward to better starts and more efficient fuel burns.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 160,356
Posted By Greg Arehart
Alien QR code.

Alien QR code.
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,743
Posted By Greg Arehart
Yes, still useful. I often use it to count...

Yes, still useful. I often use it to count landings for the logbook when I'm doing TnGs in the pattern - much easier to look online than to remember (maybe that says something about my memory....)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Greg Arehart
Some nylon cloth with a hole in the middle (to go...

Some nylon cloth with a hole in the middle (to go around pushrod). Cut loose enough to allow some movement of pushrod, elastic sewn into hem around the hole to help seal it up against the pushrod. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Greg Arehart
GAHCO (General Aviation Hardware Co.) carries a...

GAHCO (General Aviation Hardware Co.) carries a variety of taper pins and over/undersized bolts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,068
Posted By Greg Arehart
What temp and how long? I presume this hardens...

What temp and how long? I presume this hardens the paint?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 160,356
Posted By Greg Arehart
Reforestation planting after forest fire often...

Reforestation planting after forest fire often looks like that. Helps minimize erosion.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-31-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,588
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have a "map box" in the panel on the pax side. ...

I have a "map box" in the panel on the pax side. Extinguisher is mounted underneath that box, parallel to the wings. Haven't had an issue with anyone knee-banging it so far (12 years) but a really...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By Greg Arehart
Great spot! I was through...

Great spot! I was through Barberton/Krueger/Phalaborwa/Sand River and area in 2005 (on the ground) but didn't know about the canyon or would have made a side trip.

Cheers,
Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,887
Posted By Greg Arehart
Are you certain about that? You're Canadian, and...

Are you certain about that? You're Canadian, and that is different from an American crossing the border into Canada, I believe. My understanding is that Canadians can fly (even commercial) into the...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,537
Posted By Greg Arehart
My advice is to know your personal limits (and...

My advice is to know your personal limits (and your passengers' limits). Keep an eye on your maneuvering speed. Stay high to give yourself an out as necessary.

I was up this morning at +/- 11000...
Forum: Interiors 10-15-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,838
Posted By Greg Arehart
Original question was about the floor, not pedals...

Original question was about the floor, not pedals (or peddles). I used a couple pieces of skateboard non-slip stuff. Has held up well for 12 years.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,120
Posted By Greg Arehart
calpilot and tdk, A couple of questions. ...

calpilot and tdk,

A couple of questions.

Looks like you cut away some of the rubber cushion on the outside of the clamp to make it thinner and fit better under the fairing. Is that observation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,991
Posted By Greg Arehart
+1 on the Horton doors. Easy to work, can open...

+1 on the Horton doors. Easy to work, can open partially, can be insulated, manually opened (if installed correctly, easy enough for a 10-yr-old to open it) so requires no power, reasonable cost. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,182
Posted By Greg Arehart
Ditto what rocketbob said. Tried wheelchair...

Ditto what rocketbob said. Tried wheelchair tires on my tailwheel and didn't work. Might be ok if you lifted the tail and took the weight off the wheel every time it is parked for any significant...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-28-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,394
Posted By Greg Arehart
There was a helicopter in Canada several years...

There was a helicopter in Canada several years back that had a canister of bear spray discharge in flight, and all were lost. I don't believe it exploded because of pressure, but don't remember for...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm presuming, then, that the keep-alive battery...

I'm presuming, then, that the keep-alive battery is different from the backup battery, which just pops out of the back of the unit? I'll have a search through the archives etc. and see what I can...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By Greg Arehart
Garmin 495 no satellites

Yes, I know it's old. My 495 suddenly started giving me a "poor satellite reception" message. Has been working reliably for years. Checked antenna by putting a different one on it, so not likely...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,330
Posted By Greg Arehart
Keith, Over many hours of operation, I have seen...

Keith,

Over many hours of operation, I have seen no tendency of the hose to shred. It does wear in certain places and requires occasional replacement (like every couple year). Having the zip tie...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,330
Posted By Greg Arehart
Don, I cut back the airbox so it is further from...

Don,

I cut back the airbox so it is further from the snorkel, allowing more distance over which the hose can flex.

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,275
Posted By Greg Arehart
I went to longer (custom) axles from Langair...

I went to longer (custom) axles from Langair about 9 years ago. I use 400-6 wheels/tires under the fairings (they fit the same as the 500-5s) and use 800-6 wheels/tires for landing at rougher...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,330
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have done what Dan suggested, although not...

I have done what Dan suggested, although not quite as spiffy as his suggestion. I have a piece of 3" scat tubing that I pulled the wire out of that fits well (i.e., pretty airtight, needs stretched...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 160,356
Posted By Greg Arehart
That's the Lego test site.....

That's the Lego test site.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,047
Posted By Greg Arehart
I would suggest that this may cause you issues...

I would suggest that this may cause you issues down the road (so to speak) rubbing the tube. I balance my wheels similarly, but use pieces of old inner tube rather than anything rigid or with sharp...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,471
Posted By Greg Arehart
Sure, W&B is solvable, but then one would likely...

Sure, W&B is solvable, but then one would likely have to extend the cowl and adjust other bits and pieces. Point being, it is not just a simple replacement - there are downstream consequences. But...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-12-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,471
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm certain the 9 would fly great with the turbo...

I'm certain the 9 would fly great with the turbo Rotax. Potential downsides would be 1) price of the Rotax, and 2) weight & balance (mine is already slightly tail-heavy with an IO360 on it, but also...
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,815
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have been doing the same thing - looking for CO...

I have been doing the same thing - looking for CO ingress leaks. Only occurs when rich of peak (makes sense) but occurs in level flight as well as descending. Firewall recently checked and any...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,590
Posted By Greg Arehart
So the obvious (to me) question is whether/how...

So the obvious (to me) question is whether/how this applies to the prop airfoil? Presumably a polished prop would be more efficient than a buggy and scratched one?

And secondly, with the issue of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,134
Posted By Greg Arehart
I would fly it first and see if it appears to be...

I would fly it first and see if it appears to be causing a problem. Then worry about it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,471
Posted By Greg Arehart
Having learned to fly at 9927 feet in an...

Having learned to fly at 9927 feet in an O300-powered 172, I can tell you that the O320 in a 9 will be fine. But I like my O360 at high DA. Very little extra weight for the extra HP if/when you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,616
Posted By Greg Arehart
I recommend contacting them and asking about...

I recommend contacting them and asking about altitude capability. I seem to recall that some of these oxygen generators don't work very well at higher altitude (above 12k). I would think one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Greg Arehart
Engine baffle ignition wire seal

Mine are starting to crack a bit and am thinking of some preventive maintenance. I looked at these on ACS and they want $28.55 for a set of these little plastic buggers! And that's only good for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By Greg Arehart
Go without for starters, then fix if necessary. ...

Go without for starters, then fix if necessary. Seems to be pretty random who gets shimmy and who doesn't.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,102
Posted By Greg Arehart
Several of us in the Montrose/Delta area. EAA...

Several of us in the Montrose/Delta area. EAA 1373 if you are interested, but a bit of a drive from Durango.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,968
Posted By Greg Arehart
1000 hours, 12 years, blast tube, no issues.

1000 hours, 12 years, blast tube, no issues.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have 1000 hours on my engine with Dynon probes...

I have 1000 hours on my engine with Dynon probes and D120. I replaced one EGT maybe 100 hours ago and am starting to see flashes of "shock cooling" on one CHT that probably indicates it is about to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 160,356
Posted By Greg Arehart
Part of the old Seattle-Salt Lake Air Route, no...

Part of the old Seattle-Salt Lake Air Route, no doubt.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/air-transport-airlines-usa-routes-maps-airways-map-civil-airways-united-states
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,926
Posted By Greg Arehart
Pie in the sky, but I would like some that fit an...

Pie in the sky, but I would like some that fit an 800-6 tire on my RV9......

Greg
Forum: California 05-18-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By Greg Arehart
Dan, Generally an RV can handle either runway...

Dan,

Generally an RV can handle either runway but typical arrival is on 18 and departure on 36 unless winds dictate otherwise. Coming from the east, be sure to monitor Minden frequency, as there...
Forum: Reviews 05-12-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,815
Posted By Greg Arehart
Thanks, Walt. I finally did find a phone number...

Thanks, Walt. I finally did find a phone number and called them, ordered both an oximeter and CO detector.

For the record, they are just about to release an app version that allows downloading the...
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