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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 35,002
Posted By airguy
This is the way I did my 9A, the vent is on the...

This is the way I did my 9A, the vent is on the outboard end of my outboard tants and vents to the bottom of the wing with 45 degree fitting. I have flow-through venting through my outboard tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Ice
Views: 2,417
Posted By airguy
I've only been truly scared in an airplane three...

I've only been truly scared in an airplane three times. Two of those were because of ice. Respect it.
Forum: Safety 01-22-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,337
Posted By airguy
(groan...) awful. Ten points from Gryffindor.

(groan...) awful. Ten points from Gryffindor.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By airguy
Sale is pending with two in line behind.

Sale is pending with two in line behind.
Forum: Propellers 01-21-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,771
Posted By airguy
It's significantly cheaper than that for just the...

It's significantly cheaper than that for just the hub check on the Whirlwind, I was quoted $1300 if I recall. If the blades are in good shape that's all you need.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,337
Posted By airguy
NTSB wants all GA to have CO detectors

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/accidents-ntsb/ntsb-asks-faa-to-require-co-detectors-for-ga-aircraft/

31 accidents from 1982 to 2020 (38 years) attributed to carbon monoxide. Not sure this is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By airguy
FS: ADSB in/out transponder, Stratus ESG

For Sale, one each Stratus ESG transponder (including tray) with internal WAAS GPS and ADSB out; and one Stratus 2i ADSB receiver for weather/traffic display to an iPad or phone. These were removed...
Forum: Propellers 01-21-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,771
Posted By airguy
Bob - which Whirlwind model are you referring to?...

Bob - which Whirlwind model are you referring to? My WW200RV has a 650 hour or 7 year teardown, not 500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By airguy
The same as it does on dirt I would imagine -...

The same as it does on dirt I would imagine - just much, much slower.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,267
Posted By airguy
Set it up as contact on that page. Then on the...

Set it up as contact on that page. Then on the Sensor Input Mapping page where you can set alarms, you set it to alarm below, say, 2 volts. That pin will normally have a slight voltage on it from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,052
Posted By airguy
I had the same thing happen at about 300 hours. I...

I had the same thing happen at about 300 hours. I was on the ground in Arkansas all loaded up for departure and hit the switch - nothing. I suspected a loose wire on the solenoid coil circuit, and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,701
Posted By airguy
Nope - not when you have a TBR (time between...

Nope - not when you have a TBR (time between REPLACEMENT) instead of a TBO.

Let's call it 2000 hours - times 8 gallons per hour - that's 16000 gallons over the life of the engine. With the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,701
Posted By airguy
The product looks great, but they need a...

The product looks great, but they need a realistic selling price. $580/horsepower is well into giggle territory.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,701
Posted By airguy
Oh well that changes things - my mistake...

Oh well that changes things - my mistake entirely. I thought Continental actually wanted to, you know, SELL the engines. That apparently is not the case.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,701
Posted By airguy
Oh man that's precisely the engine I would love...

Oh man that's precisely the engine I would love to put in a 9A, but Continental won't sell to the experimental market here in the US.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By airguy
ATC Zero?

Anybody know what caused Abilene Approach to go ATC Zero yesterday afternoon? I was returning home from Tulsa and just got to their frequency when they started handing off back to Center for ATC Zero.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By airguy
Is your "colleague" a Lycoming representative? If...

Is your "colleague" a Lycoming representative? If not, I don't think I would drill the hole.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By airguy
Now you've done it, you've tasted it. You'll...

Now you've done it, you've tasted it. You'll never be the same again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 63,929
Posted By airguy
Challenging? No. I flew about 500 hours without...

Challenging? No.

I flew about 500 hours without them, then when I went and got my IFR ticket I installed them for use during IFR ops, and man I can tell you they certainly are handy for that. For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By airguy
I'm not entirely sure I would want my face to be...

I'm not entirely sure I would want my face to be the source of pure oxygen flowing in a fire environment producing smoke...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By airguy
I used the existing hole for my OAT sensor.

I used the existing hole for my OAT sensor.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By airguy
Someone (I believe it was DanH?) fabricated their...

Someone (I believe it was DanH?) fabricated their own by saturating a few layers of fiberglass cloth with thinned silicone seal, essentially just a large tube of RTV thinned with some MEK if I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,564
Posted By airguy
Slight correction to your post... hot fuel does...

Slight correction to your post... hot fuel does not matter as long as it's in liquid form. Higher system pressures can keep it in liquid form at elevated temperatures. First and foremost, as you...
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,283
Posted By airguy
Assuming you have functional elevator control and...

Assuming you have functional elevator control and a little airspeed, a solid shove forward on the stick will drop the airplane out from underneath you.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By airguy
This is gospel. If one or more of a critical...

This is gospel.

If one or more of a critical ship function requires electrons, make certain you have a solid robust method of delivering them for Plan A, B and C.

As for the poll - it doesn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,564
Posted By airguy
It should be noted that is not total vapor...

It should be noted that is not total vapor pressure - that shows vapor pressure INCREASE with ethanol addition.
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,283
Posted By airguy
Bailing out means the airplane is not even...

Bailing out means the airplane is not even serviceable as a glider anymore - which means pretty much that it's either on fire, or completely out of control (loss of control surfaces or inflight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
That makes me wonder if the problem then is more...

That makes me wonder if the problem then is more related to surface adhesion of the paint to the surface, and possible contamination around the rivet head. If the proseal is vapor-permeable then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By airguy
You definitely should join the EAA and find a...

You definitely should join the EAA and find a local chapter - they will be your biggest asset on that part.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By airguy
Makes sense - except that I carefully...

Makes sense - except that I carefully encapsulated all my stringer and baffle rivets, and I still have bubbles - top and bottom.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-02-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,237
Posted By airguy
That's certainly a valid viewpoint - you should...

That's certainly a valid viewpoint - you should never do business with a firm or person you are not comfortable with, regardless of other circumstances.

Consider though, that you are here on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By airguy
You're going to want to go ahead and order the...

You're going to want to go ahead and order the kit - the leadtimes are stretching out!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By airguy
Definitely. But as noted above, don't take our...

Definitely. But as noted above, don't take our word for it - go talk to Ross, he'll be happy to discuss it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,655
Posted By airguy
The engine itself (normally aspirated) does not...

The engine itself (normally aspirated) does not care about ethanol, it will happily eat that stuff. As noted earlier in this thread however, the REST of the fuel system does care about it. High...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,852
Posted By airguy
True enough, it is. I don't pay much attention to...

True enough, it is. I don't pay much attention to the tape colors though, I don't find them as useful as some others do. I fly by the numbers.



The 9A wing does love it up there - and having an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,852
Posted By airguy
Close. 102 knots is 118mph, which is Va for 9A....

Close.

102 knots is 118mph, which is Va for 9A. See below for a typical cross-country cruise for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,852
Posted By airguy
From a structural perspective, slow to...

From a structural perspective, slow to manuevering speed when you're in turbulence sufficient to approach the G-limits of the airplane.

From a personal comfort perspective, ask a hundred people and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-31-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,351
Posted By airguy
Ohhh - that's gonna be the end of ya, for sure....

Ohhh - that's gonna be the end of ya, for sure.

I have the bearing mod on my nosegear, haven't done the mains yet. Maybe when this current set of tires wears out...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By airguy
Chris - I'm in for that deal - I intend to place...

Chris - I'm in for that deal - I intend to place an order for a full -10 kit in the next couple days. I always send Doug $100 each year anyway, but this will sweeten the deal for him.

PM for...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,538
Posted By airguy
The pictures tell the story. Glad he walked...

The pictures tell the story. Glad he walked away...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-31-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,351
Posted By airguy
Yep, been there, done that. And then I was...

Yep, been there, done that. And then I was supposed to die badly all over again when I installed the SDS in my airplane - still kicking, despite the predictions.
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By airguy
That name rings a bell, I think that's the group...

That name rings a bell, I think that's the group that was doing prop balances on the field at Petit Jean a couple years ago.
Forum: Reviews 12-31-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By airguy
Definitely top-shelf customer service from Dynon.

Definitely top-shelf customer service from Dynon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,831
Posted By airguy
260 hours this years, made a few tracks.

260 hours this years, made a few tracks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 203,138
Posted By airguy
Crazy west winds today out here in Texas, I had...

Crazy west winds today out here in Texas, I had to make a daytrip to Dallas and back to bring a friend up for a medical visit. The winds gave me yet another entry, but we paid for it on the way back.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,351
Posted By airguy
Not appropriate. Don't come into the...

Not appropriate.

Don't come into the "alternative engines" forum to pick apart alternative engines. If you don't like 'em, then don't use 'em.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-27-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By airguy
WTB: GA26C antenna

Looking for a working low-profile Garmin GA-26C GPS antenna. I don't need any of the mounting hardware, just the antenna and cable.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By airguy
https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa-regs/faa-l...

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa-regs/faa-launches-investigation-into-santa-clara-safety-concerns/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By airguy
I'd put it on the market as-is, and let the new...

I'd put it on the market as-is, and let the new owner make that decision. You won't have any trouble selling it in the current market.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-20-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 691,943
Posted By airguy
Very nice. I installed the AeroClassic seats and...

Very nice. I installed the AeroClassic seats and interior in my 9A, I was quite happy with the finished product.

Now go fly it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,679
Posted By airguy
I don't plan mine around that fuel - I adjust to...

I don't plan mine around that fuel - I adjust to whatever is local. Granted I have extended range tanks, so I can make better than 1000nm without fuel if needed and frequently tanker my fuel in so I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,679
Posted By airguy
And there's the rub - those folks running hotter...

And there's the rub - those folks running hotter engines "want" a drop-in replacement that they don't have to think about - just pump it and fly it. That may not be happening, sooner or ever. They...
Forum: GPS 12-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By airguy
The 430 series is old - and at some point will be...

The 430 series is old - and at some point will be discontinued. The used market for them still supports a very good selling price. I decided to take advantage of that while I could, and replaced my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,679
Posted By airguy
My 2 cents, I don't think ANY fuel is going to...

My 2 cents, I don't think ANY fuel is going to meet ALL the specs for true drop-in replacement. If they keep waiting for the magic wand, we're all just going to keep waiting. There are simply too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,679
Posted By airguy
Well, mostly they replaced a lot of engines.

Well, mostly they replaced a lot of engines.
Forum: GPS 12-14-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By airguy
Likely too close to each other on the antennae -...

Likely too close to each other on the antennae - some powered antennae don't play nice with each other. Try separating them temporarily as far as the cable will reach and fire it up, that will tell...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By airguy
That could be an artifact of total load, and not...

That could be an artifact of total load, and not transients. If your battery is simply absorbing that many amps (depleted, or low sense line voltage causing the alternator to put out too many amps)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By airguy
My first thought is to verify the actual amperage...

My first thought is to verify the actual amperage on the field circuit, you could just have a weak breaker. Can you insert a digital ammeter in that circuit and go take a quick flight?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By airguy
Agreed. When I was still running Bendix injection...

Agreed. When I was still running Bendix injection I had already installed electric fuel pumps with a regulator. I changed my injector orifices to .024" and then eventually down to .022" in an effort...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,307
Posted By airguy
Answer - whichever one won't violate your...

Answer - whichever one won't violate your warranty. And good luck getting a clarification from Lycoming on THAT question.

A more serious answer would require some research on your part -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By airguy
Indeed. I don't even have problems when the...

Indeed.

I don't even have problems when the fuel is heatsoaked on the ramp in 100+F temperatures, then takeoff and climb directly to those altitudes at max power. I know I'm levelling in the upper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By airguy
Same here, 6 years and 900 hours.

Same here, 6 years and 900 hours.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,048
Posted By airguy
Awesome stuff! I am very much wanting to come...

Awesome stuff!

I am very much wanting to come fly around Alaska this summer, maybe I'll get a chance to meet up with you and Vlad!
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By airguy
Until the deer steps out onto the runway.

Until the deer steps out onto the runway.
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