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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Weekend - Another Pilots N Paws Mission

So this is #20 for me. Bruce was the subject of a 4 leg transport from Crystal River, FL (KCSG) to Lamoni, IA (KLWD). I flew the 2nd leg from Dublin, GA (KDBN) to Savannah, TN (KSNH). Long day for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep - but of course retail self-serve systems...

Yep - but of course retail self-serve systems cost $$$. Owner is unwilling to make the investment given the low sales volume. We may run into this issue as well, but currently are looking at much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Dan Langhout
3000 gallons - enough for a "Bobtail" truck...

3000 gallons - enough for a "Bobtail" truck load.



I would love to know which specific system you are using. I have done a pretty deep dive into the hardware that is available.



The airport will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Dan Langhout
Avgas Fuel Club (Co-op, Whatever . . . )

Has anyone seen, heard, or had experience with an Avgas "Fuel Club"? I have an opportunity (!?) to help create such a thing here at Moontown. Basically, the club would purchase the tank and pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,573
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yet Another Pilots n Paws Mission

"Pluto" needed a ride from Gadsden, AL (KGAD ) to Beaufort, SC (KARW) to meet the Noah's Ark rescue lady. He will get some surgery on his shoulder in Charleston next week. He was a really sweet dog...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Dan Langhout
Not surprised the SL-30 worked. AFAIK, the SL-30...

Not surprised the SL-30 worked. AFAIK, the SL-30 does not have ARINC and will provide it's full guidance either via old fashioned analog connections or RS-232. I would guess its replacement, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Dan Langhout
Nope, at least not from your typical GPS...

Nope, at least not from your typical GPS navigator including the IFD440. Don't know about something like an SL-30 or GNC-255.

A serial connection will get you lateral guidance - which does not get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Dan Langhout
You would need to use Garmin's ARINC adapter...

You would need to use Garmin's ARINC adapter (GAD-29) to get what you want on the G5. I have a similar set up to yours (Dynon Skyview with IFD440 and a G5 backup). I connected the G5 to the IFD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,370
Posted By Dan Langhout
978 UAT

Flightaware has rather spotty coverage for 978 UAT (like from the uAvionics Echo). If you are on flight following, your are "in the system" and will show up via ATC resources if I understand it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By Dan Langhout
37 . . . .

. . . . is what I run in my -7. I can still get some shimmy occasionally, but it's not bad. Much higher psi and it can rattle your teeth. YMMV.
My goal was to find the highest pressure that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By Dan Langhout
Wink Fastest RV on the Planet (wink)

Ok, I now have documented proof that my RV-7 is the fastest one on the planet . . . . .

Take a look at the Flightaware plot from my Pilots N Paws flight down to Lake City, FL on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,673
Posted By Dan Langhout
In my experience, it does not seem to bother the...

In my experience, it does not seem to bother the dogs - although many do seem to fold their ears back.

My perspective on this is that in all likelihood, this will be the only time these dogs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,673
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Pilots n Paws Mission

A momma and her 3 puppies were headed to Tampa, FL. The foster brought the dogs to me at Moontown (3M5) this time. I flew them down to Lake City, FL to meet Luiz who was flying them the rest of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Dan Langhout
You've got it covered . . . . . .

. . . . . . . but here is a link to the original post.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=579645&postcount=4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,706
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . for the responses folks! I think I may do a little prototyping and collect some temperature data just to amuse myself. I'm looking to end up with something I would feel good about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,706
Posted By Dan Langhout
DIY Preheat using Oil Filled Heater??

Has anybody explored (or built) an engine pre-heater using a portable oil filled electric heater? You know, the ones that look like old fashioned radiators?

Seems to me this might be a reasonably...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Dan Langhout
MapMX

Actually, the IFD440 supports the MapMX data protocol just fine. I use it to feed both my G5 and a Garmin GDU-375 (non-G3X) MFD.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Dan Langhout
Nothing Special

Scuffed, cleaned, primed, and painted just like the rest of the exterior of the plane. No issues after 6-1/2 years/700 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By Dan Langhout
Bogert and Golf Cart

I use the Bogert Tow Bar for the RV taildraggers (available at Spruce) and then use one of those blue cargo tie down straps from Lowes to loop around the handle and then a support on the back of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

I did. Every forward facing "edge", including the horizontal stab, had some ice that looked similar to the wing leading edge in the photo. Really not too much ice on the surfaces themselves though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another dog (puppy) rescue

Flew a pair of 3-day old cleft palate puppies from Little Rock, AR to Cullman, AL. Puppies this young get transported in a cardboard box with blankets and hot water bottles to keep them warm. They...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Dan Langhout
Almost

I am currently one rev behind 10.2.4.1. I have updated my IFD440 twice.
Avidyne is pretty easy to work with (in my experience). You should just call their customer support number or contact them...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Dan Langhout
Avidyne Forum

It might take a little digging, but Avidyne has published release notes for at least some of the software revisions in the form of posts to the forum - typically from "AviSteve" who is apparently an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,156
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Pilots n Paws Mission

"Hazel" needed to go from Baton Rouge, LA to State College, PA on Saturday. I flew the 2nd of 3 legs (Walker County, AL KJFX to Bristol, TN KTRI). She was a real...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By Dan Langhout
So - I use crates for puppies and just restrain...

So - I use crates for puppies and just restrain the adult dogs with a 2 foot long leash that loops around the flap shaft in the baggage compartment. The short leash is just long enough to let them...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,132
Posted By Dan Langhout
A Sampling of Pilots n Paws . . . . .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TSWXVfPCQlsJz6JrNow0EDwKQMYJI61PVn79xxMLhJNhGyCHMNEnURlnMCe0sXi8msfZMsttv_DU4S5UxLf6F4GMKW_-aCGHLlCTrhTb_g7a_lEJMbF_Es8jb5xhjIBbbRzWSwXfvxktD9xzxvQQloKGyYyAlwHBbw7ha5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,751
Posted By Dan Langhout
Flyout to “Throwed Rolls” the day after Christmas

It was a beautiful day for flying in the Southeast on Saturday. Four of us from Moontown (3M5) decided that lunch at Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, MO sounded good. About a 200 Nm flight from 3M5 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,445
Posted By Dan Langhout
3700 I sure hope its legal ;)

3700

I sure hope its legal ;)
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,122
Posted By Dan Langhout
Wax

Actually, a good waxing on piano hinge pins seems to work wonders. Regular old car wax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,915
Posted By Dan Langhout
Seems to be what you are looking for . . . . .

https://phillips66lubricants.com/product/aviation-anti-rust-oil/
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By Dan Langhout
+1 . . . .

. . . . . for Aerographics. Very happy with my paint masks (including N numbers) as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dan Langhout
Congrats!

Congrats Kay! Glad to see you finally got her in the air! I still remember seeing your project occupying TWO garages in Huntsville many years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dan Langhout
As installed . . . .

These are .050" aluminum plates that were painted with white solvent based JefFlex then with brown JefFlex. Aircraft Engravers engraved through the brown layer into the white to yield what you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . .

. . . . for the response. I had to carefully modify the snorkle on my horizontal induction engine to clear the PP mounting brackets back when I built the plane. Was kind of wondering if the B&C...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Dan Langhout
Swap

Just curious - how involved was the swap? (brackets, clearance to other items, regulator, etc). I also have a PP bought significantly pre-Hartzell. It has been bullet-proof for 640 hours - but I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,589
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots n Paws

Participated in moving a Husky from Houston, TX to New Jersey. I flew the second leg from Monroe, LA to Huntsville, AL. Interesting getting a 58 lb Husky to get back in the baggage area on an RV-7...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-01-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 58,245
Posted By Dan Langhout
Superior Tube Source

Just curious where you were able to get just the tubes?
Thanks!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-13-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,432
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . . Mark! I'll see if the other pilot is willing to do the transfer there.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,432
Posted By Dan Langhout
Memphis area airport for Pilots n Paws transfer

Any recommendations for an airport in the Memphis, TN area that would work well for an easy Pilots n Paws hand off?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By Dan Langhout
Coaltowngarage

David . . . check your PMs - again!
Thanks!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-06-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By Dan Langhout
Coaltowngarage, check your PMs . . . . .

Coaltowngarage, check your PMs . . . . .
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By Dan Langhout
Help with Pilots n Paws Mission

Just thought I would put this out here to see if there was any interest. I have thrown my hat in the ring to help transport a 48 lb, 2 year old, female hound mix that needs to get to the Richmond,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,218
Posted By Dan Langhout
Inquiring Minds Want to Know . . . . .

. . . . . . about your routes and altitudes into KWYS. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By Dan Langhout
The intake flange gaskets actually looked really...

The intake flange gaskets actually looked really good (green ECI gaskets). I have the Superior cold air sump which uses the red silicon coupling hoses - also in really good shape. I put it back...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By Dan Langhout
I installed a brand new mag this past November at...

I installed a brand new mag this past November at 520 hours (in too much of a hurry at the time to finish the disassembly/inspection process on the original one). As part of the troubleshooting this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . . for the responses. My biggest concern is that it was a total change from the pre-cylinder swap behavior. At full rich ground run up it really bucks and snorts when running on the Mag...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By Dan Langhout
It always has been. The Lightspeed box is...

It always has been. The Lightspeed box is mounted to the aft face of the subpanel and has yellow tygon line feeding it from behind the sensor manifold block on the firewall. Assume I would be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By Dan Langhout
Mag Check Issues after Installing New Cylinders

So I am about out of ideas. I have an Aero Sport Power IO-375 (Precision Airmotive Silverhawk FI / Lightspeed electronic ignition top and Slick impulse mag bottom) with almost 600 hours since new. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dan Langhout
No . . .

. . . . is the short answer. Sorry.

However, it is really easy entering plans into the 440 (which the Skyview sees and uses) and it also accepts plans directly from Foreflight via WiFi which works...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-17-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dan Langhout
+1 for Aerographics

I also used Aerographics to cut my paint masks. See HERE (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=135816) for a couple of posts with photos of them in use when I painted my plane.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,929
Posted By Dan Langhout
Field On

Me Too (plus extra characters).
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,929
Posted By Dan Langhout
Hartzell bought Plane Power in July 2014 - so...

Hartzell bought Plane Power in July 2014 - so about 6 years ago. The Plane Power alternator in my plane has been in SERVICE for 6 years/587 hours (no blast tube) - but I bought it over 9 years ago -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,929
Posted By Dan Langhout
587 Hrs and 6 years . . . .

. . . . . of trouble free operation so far. I guess it could fail tomorrow . . . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: Painting your RV 05-30-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,209
Posted By Dan Langhout
+1 for Scheme Designers

Very pleased with the process (and result) from them. Been awhile (2008 time frame). Offering to cut paint masks must be a new service from them. I had paint masks cut by Aerographics using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,376
Posted By Dan Langhout
+1 on Golf Cart

1989 Model Club Car Electric. Has a mini tilting pickup bed instead of the rear seat. It was "rode hard and put up wet" as a gardener vehicle before I bought it - but it works great for dragging...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By Dan Langhout
No Problems

I have a very low serial number D1000 I bought back in the 2009 time frame. 11 years and 550 hours later and no problems at all. The only system component I swapped out was the Engine Monitoring...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Dan Langhout
Canopy Switch and Mount Photos

As promised, here are a few photos showing my RV-7 slider canopy switch...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yes

I did exactly that on my RV-7 slider. Don't have any pictures handy, but I can take a couple next time out at the hangar.

Edit: See my post #12 with photos
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dan Langhout
Price

I have - it's about double the price. However, I actually am considering going that route given the somewhat variable experience that folks seem to have had with the ECI nickel cylinders.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dan Langhout
Honing

I have read that Continental pub - frankly, that was what I had in mind, and I still might take that approach. Compression has always been great at each annual (78 or better) and oil analysis (done...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . . for the pireps on Gibson (and the others). Just for information purposes - my ECI Nickel Carbide cylinders are 2010 vintage - so somewhat beyond the earlier ECI fiasco. That said, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dan Langhout
Cylinder Shop Pirep?

Looking to have some cylinder work done on my ECI Nickel cylinders. I was given a good recommendation for Gibson Aviation in El Reno, OK for cylinder work. Anyone else have any pireps on Gibson?

...
Forum: Autopilots 02-03-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,770
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . . for all the suggestions! The Dynon software is all up to date, no offset dialed in, and the Nav antenna is a "V" cat whisker mounted under the tail.

I tried it again today (KMDQ ILS 18)...
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,770
Posted By Dan Langhout
Dynon Skyview Autopilot ILS Lateral Offset

So - flew my instrument cross country with my instructor today. It was decided to make the 3rd approach an autopilot coupled ILS. The Skyview autopilot flew a perfect glideslope (at least down to...
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