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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Rallylancer122
I have -8 vertical stab. Will that work on s 7? ...

I have -8 vertical stab. Will that work on s 7? Built, good workmanship, mounting holes not yet drilled.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rallylancer122
My Dad always got a Christmas present "from me to...

My Dad always got a Christmas present "from me to me. That way I always get what I want!" I'm going to gift myself a new Grmin GTR 200B to replace my dead sl40.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Rallylancer122
Do you have an impulse coupling or a starter...

Do you have an impulse coupling or a starter vibrator? Do you have a key switch? We had a similar problem with a Lycoming powered Bucker. It was a bear to start, especially warm. Eventually I...
Forum: GPS 11-18-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Rallylancer122
Garmin 530 repair options

Are there any indy shops out there repairing Garmin 530w's? The com died on mine. Garmin's flat rate is something like $2300 right now. Fair enough I guess, but just looking to see if there are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By Rallylancer122
Sorry, I missed the teflon part. I was...

Sorry, I missed the teflon part. I was referring to 303 hoses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Rallylancer122
Make double, triple sure they are transporting...

Make double, triple sure they are transporting everything in a closed trailer. Ask for pictures when it's loaded. We had a customer contract to have a helicopter shipped from Texas to Michigan in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By Rallylancer122
There's no rocket science to building braided...

There's no rocket science to building braided lines. Really there's only 2 suppliers of aerospace hose, Aeroquip and Stratoflex. A little internet searching will turn up hose specs and recommended...
Forum: Autopilots 11-12-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Rallylancer122
I opened mine and replaced the cells. You can buy...

I opened mine and replaced the cells. You can buy replacements on Amazon. They are just rc car battery pack cells. It's pretty easy if you have basic soldering skills.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rallylancer122
Do you kean for ground ops? If not you might...

Do you kean for ground ops? If not you might want to try that. I never needed to in my rv but in mny Cardinal it makes a big difference.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Rallylancer122
Just to bookend this one.... Cherry had a video...

Just to bookend this one....

Cherry had a video on their website that recommended using a center drill to drill out the lock. This worked for one rivet but I couldn't make it work again.

I ended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,201
Posted By Rallylancer122
Torpedo heaters are ok for occasional use, but...

Torpedo heaters are ok for occasional use, but they are loud and stinky. Others have also mentioned the ventilation issue.

A Modine style gas heater is only a few hundred at Fleet Farm. Often you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,394
Posted By Rallylancer122
I keep a spare in the plane (along with a plug). ...

I keep a spare in the plane (along with a plug). Don't plan on finding either at an away from home airport.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Rallylancer122
Drilling out Cherrymax

I have to drill out a bunch of flush head cherrymax rivets. Yeah....ugh. I've searched it a bit and not much advice out there. I know I need to drill out the lock and then I can just punch out...
Forum: Midwest 10-15-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Rallylancer122
Sent you a pm, only because I don't want to put...

Sent you a pm, only because I don't want to put my friend's number on a public forum without asking first.
Forum: RV-15 10-14-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Rallylancer122
I had a 180hp Cessna 170B, which is essentially...

I had a 180hp Cessna 170B, which is essentially the airplane you describe and I can verify it was a winner! About the only things it needed were a few more inches of cabin width and about 20kts. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,600
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'll second this. There's a bunch of RVs around,...

I'll second this. There's a bunch of RVs around, including 2 RV8s ( one mine). Plenty of GA at KGRB, but for homebuilding/fun stuff check out the local airports: Carter, KMTW, Nicolet, Rio Creek,...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,854
Posted By Rallylancer122
In the glory days they used to spin down.

In the glory days they used to spin down.
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-02-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Rallylancer122
Aeritalia gyros

I've got a couple Aeritalia electric gyros, attitude and dg. They appear to be new old stock. I tried powering them up but either had the wiring wrong (I was guessing it was the same as an RC...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rallylancer122
This is exactly what I found. Not only was it...

This is exactly what I found. Not only was it big stuff, like the cam and lifters, but lots of little parts. Accessory gears, rocker shafts. My engine had 440 hrs SNEW. Nothing was remotely worn,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rallylancer122
I iraned a low time O360 a few years back that...

I iraned a low time O360 a few years back that had been sitting. By the time I replaced all the corroded parts I was so close to an overhaul I just bought the few extra parts.

Why would one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Rallylancer122
I have one built that I'd sell. New, never...

I have one built that I'd sell. New, never installed, sb done. That being said, why are you replacing yours?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By Rallylancer122
Yes, this explanation makes sense. I wouldn't...

Yes, this explanation makes sense. I wouldn't have done it (I'm an IA), but I can see where someone might have felt it was necessary to address the AD. I guess I would probably call the mechanic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'm surprised they haven't figured out an RV...

I'm surprised they haven't figured out an RV class. No, I don't have any bright ideas on the rules or restrictions for such a class. I just know there's 10,000+ out there in the hands of pilots...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,256
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not saying you are are wrong, but just want to...

Not saying you are are wrong, but just want to verify this is correct. My understanding was that they couldn't unduly delay you. In other words they couldn't drag it out for 3 hours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Rallylancer122
Some intercoms have a "push to talk" mode (not to...

Some intercoms have a "push to talk" mode (not to be confused with push to transmit). Some helicopter people still like this as the squelch can be a challenge on VOX systems with the doors off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,256
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not sure how they can ramp check an airplane...

Not sure how they can ramp check an airplane that's not on the ramp. But if it's the price for getting a repairman certificate, oh well. My Dad used to leave the compass correction card off so the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-07-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By Rallylancer122
I work for an OEM selling new aircraft. A few...

I work for an OEM selling new aircraft. A few years back we had some white tails from a fleet contract that never delivered (customer ran out of money halfway through). They were painted a bland...
Forum: COMM 09-06-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Rallylancer122
Filter for radio interference

Hey Guys, I recently installed an Electroair electronic ignition, and now I'm getting some static on my com radios when receiving. When I shut the ignition off and run on the mag it goes away. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Rallylancer122
I redid some panels in my Cessna and during the...

I redid some panels in my Cessna and during the research found that there is actually a mil spec for aircraft placard fonts! MS33558. Turns out calibri is pretty close.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By Rallylancer122
Just upgrade to a 406 unit. I know the jury is...

Just upgrade to a 406 unit. I know the jury is still out on the effectiveness of elts, but when the 406 units do work they really work. If you are going to put one in, might as well put one in that...
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,810
Posted By Rallylancer122
A high wing, tailwheel rv10 would be fine for me....

A high wing, tailwheel rv10 would be fine for me. ( Basically a slightly roomier and faster Cessna 180.) However the fact that they were asking about pulled rivets leads me to believe its going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,680
Posted By Rallylancer122
If liability were the problem Lycoming wouldn't...

If liability were the problem Lycoming wouldn't be making any engines today. The issue is certification costs. Not only do they have to certify the engine, but then someone has to get stc's for...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By Rallylancer122
RV15 at Oshkosh

So I snuck over to the Vans booth tonight and as I approached I was excited to see an all metal, high wing, taildragger next to the tent! Alas, as I got closer it turned out to belong to the Rans...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks for the ideas! I did double check...

Thanks for the ideas! I did double check headsets and jacks, and does not seem to be related. I gave up and pulled the panel on Friday, and found a loose ground wire on the 530. Eureka! To boot,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rallylancer122
Pulled the breakers for 530, usb, led...

Pulled the breakers for 530, usb, led strobes....no change. EFIS was fritzing even when not transmitting or recieving. Ohmed out the antenna cables and no shorts.

I forgot to mention that the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rallylancer122
Electrical Interference Hunt

Hey Everyone,

This one is stumping me. A couple flight hours ago the GNS530w in my RV8 started developing static on the com radio. Only when receiving a transmission (ie it's not constant, only...
Forum: COMM 06-26-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By Rallylancer122
Garmin 530 static issue

After years of trouble free service, my 530w started developing static during reception. It's just heavy static on the carrier, to the point that I can barely hear the voice. As soon as the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rallylancer122
Like I said, I know it CAN do it. Just wondering...

Like I said, I know it CAN do it. Just wondering if it was legal. I know certain things still require a TSO (IFR navigators for instance) and I thought transponders and encoders was one of them.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Rallylancer122
It's unlikely you'd get enough uneven wear in the...

It's unlikely you'd get enough uneven wear in the pads or rotors to induce this much difference. Is there fluid in the reservoir? If so, it's likely air. Pressure bleed them from the bottom. If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rallylancer122
G5 as altitude encoder

Can the G5 be used as an altitude encoder for a Mode C/S transponder? Ok, I know it can technically, but I mean legally. My understanding is that the encoder needs to be TSO'd, and the G5 is not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,915
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'm just glad there are still young people...

I'm just glad there are still young people willing to stand out in the cold and the heat just to be around airplanes. Because lets face it, there are easier and/or more lucrative ways to make money....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,072
Posted By Rallylancer122
Ultimately this will make her a better pilot....

Ultimately this will make her a better pilot. Getting into the habit of trimming for speed will pay dividends, especially in high workload situations like ifr or an emergency.

Regarding your other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,178
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not primed. Dad didn't want the hassle and the...

Not primed. Dad didn't want the hassle and the weight, and figured he'd die before it rotted away. He was right. Now that I've inherited it at age 45 I kinda wish he had primed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,178
Posted By Rallylancer122
Our rv8 is a little over 20 years old. I had to...

Our rv8 is a little over 20 years old. I had to reskin the rudder a few a years ago and while the inside was clean I found corrosion underneath the stiffeners when I removed them. The airplane has...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Rallylancer122
Highly recommend the skybolts. Ours have been...

Highly recommend the skybolts. Ours have been good for over 2000 hours. Makes the cowl real quick on and off so you don't hesitate to go in there for a looksee. Only issue I've noticed is on one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,072
Posted By Rallylancer122
Lotsa Cessna bashing here. I get it. My...

Lotsa Cessna bashing here. I get it. My Cardinal RG flies like a truck. I just turn the autopilot on.

However my old 170B was an absolute delight to fly. Light on the controls and beautifully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,723
Posted By Rallylancer122
I was pulling the prop through on my Dad's RV8...

I was pulling the prop through on my Dad's RV8 when I heard a faint rattling from inside the spinner. Pulled the spinner and found a handful of plastic debris. Turns out the spinner used a plastic...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,747
Posted By Rallylancer122
I "re-sparred" a stab after a someone botched the...

I "re-sparred" a stab after a someone botched the sb. It wasn't as bad you might think. I think I ended up using about 4 cherry rivets and was able to finish the rest back to stock. The parts were...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,433
Posted By Rallylancer122
I got my arm stuck past the elbow in the tail of...

I got my arm stuck past the elbow in the tail of my Cessna 170 once. I had fished down into an inspection hole and my arm swelled and I couldn't get it out. For some reason I had removed my cell...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-04-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,337
Posted By Rallylancer122
Sounds a lot like the Deltahawk diesel?

Sounds a lot like the Deltahawk diesel?
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,252
Posted By Rallylancer122
I didn't believe this until I went to work for a...

I didn't believe this until I went to work for a small GA OEM. And boy, did you just hit it on the head.

I can't help you with the cert costs (they are simply astonishing), however the liability...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-02-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,252
Posted By Rallylancer122
I guess I wasn't clear. You flat out state you...

I guess I wasn't clear. You flat out state you aren't going to sell your engine in the US. So none of the points you listed will benefit US citizens. So why should the US government fund it? ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-01-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,252
Posted By Rallylancer122
Why would the FAA grant you US taxpayer dollars...

Why would the FAA grant you US taxpayer dollars for a product that isn't going to benefit US customers?
Forum: Safety 04-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,024
Posted By Rallylancer122
So the buyer had no clue his plane had any of...

So the buyer had no clue his plane had any of this equipment? The seller somehow tricked him into buying it? Told him it had mags, a carb, and analog gauges? None of this came up on the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-22-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Rallylancer122
MGL Fuel Flow to Garmin Interface

Hi Guys,

I recently installed a MGL Vega FF-4 fuel flow gauge in my rv8. It has an RS232 input to bring in data to perform a range calculation, however apparently it only accepts NMEA format. My...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi Leo, That's exactly what I'm looking for. ...

Hi Leo,

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Additional details would be great!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Rallylancer122
Custom illuminated panels

I'm considering adding some custom illuminated panels to my plane. Are there any kits out there? Or companies that will make these up for a reasonable price? Google turns up a lot of diy solutions...
Forum: Autopilots 04-13-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Rallylancer122
Trutrak servos

I have a trutrak dfc 250 autopilot left over from a previous upgrade. We got the bright idea to install it in my coworkers Velocity, however the servos are still in my plane. Do we need to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rallylancer122
I think I know the answer but I'll ask anyway. ...

I think I know the answer but I'll ask anyway. Has anyone successfully removed crazing with thus method?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,847
Posted By Rallylancer122
We tried it on our 8. I wouldn't recommend it....

We tried it on our 8. I wouldn't recommend it. Our 8 seems to lose a lot of rudder effectiveness when the tail comes down, forcing you onto the brakes. That's all fine and dandy until you lose a...
Forum: Tools 03-18-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,512
Posted By Rallylancer122
You might want to to look at Miller or Lincoln...

You might want to to look at Miller or Lincoln factory refurbs as well. The Miller guy told me most of theirs spent 1 year at a trade school and are then run through the refurb program. I bought a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Rallylancer122
Then ENPL is the actual part number for the...

Then ENPL is the actual part number for the engine. O-320-E2A is the model number. To some this is semantics. Within an FAA approved production facility (such as Lycoming) it is not.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Rallylancer122
I seem to recall that you have to sign up at the...

I seem to recall that you have to sign up at the show, and that it fills up fast.
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-23-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rallylancer122
With Reggie gone support for the VM1000 is almost...

With Reggie gone support for the VM1000 is almost non existent. If I were you I'd strongly consider parting that system out and putting the money towards a more modern system, or an upgrade to an...
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