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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Skid
"Cleaned filter with carb cleaner, and I could...

"Cleaned filter with carb cleaner, and I could see a light yellow color in the solvent. Reassembled, and no restriction blowing through it. Problem solved."

Kahuna, wondering if you submerged the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Skid
Canopy crack repair

David,
I used Plastifix to repair the ~20" crack in my slider canopy about 10 years ago and it is still holding. It is not clear, but as it is above my head it has not been an issue. I am going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Skid
Thumbs up Well done! Congratulations to all!

Well done! Congratulations to all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,452
Posted By Skid
Oshkosh Notam 2021

The 2021 NOTAM is out.

https://www.eaa.org/-/media/Files/AirVenture/FlyingIn/NOTAM/2021/2021-NOTAM.ashx

Required reading for anyone flying into KOSH to attend Airventure.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Skid
See drawing below. Make sure the nose wheel is...

See drawing below. Make sure the nose wheel is off the ground. Wheel balance and tire pressure are also important some use lower tire pressure, I use 40-45PSI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,215
Posted By Skid
Sold my bike over 35 years ago when a jerk...

Sold my bike over 35 years ago when a jerk actually tried to push me off the road, several times, my wife was on the bike with me. I took it home and never rode it again.
A few years back a good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,509
Posted By Skid
Sorry to see you have joined the cracked canopy...

Sorry to see you have joined the cracked canopy club.

If you are going to use plastifix be careful not to use too much which would require additional sanding. The additional sanding can create a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Skid
Was it balanced? I know mine tended to wobble...

Was it balanced? I know mine tended to wobble more on pavement than on grass until I balanced it. I also run 40-45 PSI in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Skid
I have flown Golden Retrievers and German...

I have flown Golden Retrievers and German Shepardís, but not more than one at a time.

I donít use a crate due to limited space. I put them into the baggage area and secure them to a cargo tie down...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Skid
+1 for Jeff and GRT. Their support is great!

+1 for Jeff and GRT. Their support is great!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Skid
Had the same issue with my GRT Sport SX a year or...

Had the same issue with my GRT Sport SX a year or so ago. Turned out to be a gyro. Sent the unit in and they turned it around in a few days. I donít remember the cost but it wasnít too bad.
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Skid
Very Simple Upgrade

I upgraded my 430 to a IFD440 about 18 months ago and am very happy with the IFD. Since mine was not a waas I had to upgrade my antenna and cable as well.

Other than the antenna upgrade the unit was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By Skid
I replaced my original lights with Whelen Orion...

I replaced my original lights with Whelen Orion 600ís, they are bright! Depending on your lighting setup you may need to use one of their other...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By Skid
My hinge didnít go that far toward the center as...

My hinge didnít go that far toward the center as there is nothing on the cowl to interface with. I have a narrow squeezer, but maybe not that narrow, remember the hinge "loops" will not be there. Can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By Skid
I ditched the piano hinge on the bottom of the...

I ditched the piano hinge on the bottom of the cowl a couple years ago. There seemed to be too much vibration and the piano hinge failed on both sides.
I removed the piano hinge from the cowl and the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By Skid
Terry, this unit is what I swapped out the...

Terry, this unit is what I swapped out the duckworks halogen light for, itís much brighter than the halogen. If I remember correctly I ended up making a new adapter plate instead of using the one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Skid
I used the standard plastic window screen from...

I used the standard plastic window screen from the aviation aisle at the local hardware store. Put it over the hose end on the duct and slid the hose over it with a clamp. Itís been there for 16+...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Skid
Very cool! I see the RV12 flying quite a bit at...

Very cool!
I see the RV12 flying quite a bit at KBUU, and have met a nice young lady that helped build it and is taking lessons in it.
Keep up the great work!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Skid
You stated you unzipped the file. Did you really...

You stated you unzipped the file. Did you really unzip the .dat file?
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Skid
Have you tried this location on their...

Have you tried this location on their website?

https://grtavionics.com/product/eis-4000/
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,999
Posted By Skid
+1 for the Matco axle.

+1 for the Matco axle.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,999
Posted By Skid
Have you balanced the nose wheel?

Have you balanced the nose wheel?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Skid
Same thing happened to my Sport SX last year....

Same thing happened to my Sport SX last year. Turned out to be a gyro, had to pull the unit and ship it to GRT for repair.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,235
Posted By Skid
I replaced all my Vans flexible lines firewall...

I replaced all my Vans flexible lines firewall forward at the last condition inspection. I purchased Teflon lines from TS Flightlines, Tom was awesome to work with. The Vans lines looked OK but Tom...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,227
Posted By Skid
Scott, 2.5-4.5 PSI seems low to me. My engine...

Scott,

2.5-4.5 PSI seems low to me. My engine driven pump shows north of 20 PSI with the boost pump it’s around 35 PSI. I have an IO -360, I don’t know if the engine driven pump is any different on...
Forum: Tools 10-29-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,670
Posted By Skid
Iím with Paul, I use a CDI model 401SM torque...

Iím with Paul, I use a CDI model 401SM torque screwdriver, 5-40 inlbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,769
Posted By Skid
Necessities

You will need a creeper for cleaning the bottom of the airplane.
Cleaner for the oil on the belly, I use Extreme Simple Green Aircraft cleaner, you can cut it down with water to make it go...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By Skid
I have an FM200 on my IO-360 B1B, runs great, no...

I have an FM200 on my IO-360 B1B, runs great, no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By Skid
I would believe that, especially after my better...

I would believe that, especially after my better half starts adding her creative touches. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By Skid
I am in, as long as it doesn?t cost what my 6...

I am in, as long as it doesn?t cost what my 6 cost me. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,016
Posted By Skid
I uploaded a csv file to Savvy today and it...

I uploaded a csv file to Savvy today and it worked fine. Are you running an R66 as well?
Forum: Midwest 06-25-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,273
Posted By Skid
Depends...

Where would you want to live? Are you going to be living more in the Wheeling area or north or west? If north then Waukegan, UGN or Kenosha ENW. If you want lower taxes and will be living in WI there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Skid
Have you tried a clay bar? It will definitely not...

Have you tried a clay bar? It will definitely not hurt the paint. You can purchase the kit at most auto stores (AutoZone, etc.). If there is a lot of residue you may go through a couple bars.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By Skid
Plug Problem?

Do the Irdium plugs have screw on ends for the plug wires to attach to? I would believe that could cause that issue. Although you stated a convention mag on one side so that couldn’t be an issue for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By Skid
Front Page

I see the sea of graves and I am speechless.

http://www.vansairforce.net/DE_Q2_2019/VAFDR_05%20May.%2026%2008.06.jpg

I have to admit I have been slacking in this area since I was young, mostly I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,016
Posted By Skid
Savvy never explained how the data was different...

Savvy never explained how the data was different just that they (Savvy) was unable to read it. The response I received in January was they were working with GRT to resolve the issue. I asked for an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,016
Posted By Skid
The remote EIS is not the same as the EIS 4000. I...

The remote EIS is not the same as the EIS 4000. I have an open ticket with Savvy analysis since November of 2019, still waiting for a resolution. They have been unable to process the data and stated...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By Skid
Yes sir, that’s what I did. The only thing I had...

Yes sir, that’s what I did. The only thing I had to change was the antenna to a WAAS antenna and the antenna cable to RG400. I made no othe changes, the connections to the GRT EFIS, TruTrak A/P,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By Skid
Yep. I migrated last fall. :D

Yep. I migrated last fall. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Skid
Ken, I have mounted a drift camera to my right...

Ken,
I have mounted a drift camera to my right tie down location in the past. The drift mounts slightly different than a GoPro. I had a piece of 2? aluminum angle laying around, just drilled a hole...
Forum: Autopilots 03-31-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Skid
I did the upgrade from a TT Digiflight to a...

I did the upgrade from a TT Digiflight to a Vizion 385 last fall. I was able to get it done before the TT-Bendix transition was completed. TT shipped me a jumper harness as the connectors are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,502
Posted By Skid
My understanding of the Wisconsin order is stay...

My understanding of the Wisconsin order is stay at home except for essential work. Being away from home; walking, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities are fine IF one is practicing social...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,719
Posted By Skid
Hangar Move

I started moving out of the hangar I share with a good friend to a hangar I recently purchased at KBUU. Moved tools and other miscellaneous stuff. Will hopefully move the airplane sometime later this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Skid
Mike, Check your PM?s.

Mike,
Check your PM?s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Skid
Formation This Morning Over Buchan - X36

This morning a bit after 10AM I saw a A model RV departing Buchan field headed east and moments later saw a 3 ship RV formation make a south to north pass over Buchan.
My wife and I recently...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,520
Posted By Skid
I have made countless approaches in my RV with...

I have made countless approaches in my RV with said antenna in my left wingtip, works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,158
Posted By Skid
I haven?t used Meguires, I use Rejex. Goes on/off...

I haven?t used Meguires, I use Rejex. Goes on/off easily and does not leave residue in the rivet heads.
Forum: Interiors 02-05-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By Skid
I checked their website and see the latch comes...

I checked their website and see the latch comes with the ?other? tip up option. Looks like a nice latch.
Forum: Interiors 02-05-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By Skid
Latch

That?s interesting, I didn?t get a latch when I ordered my Meske tip up kit for my slider.:eek:
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,941
Posted By Skid
Conduit

Absolutely add the conduit. I used 12.7mm 1mm wall nylon tubing from an automotive supplier I worked for when I built my RV, don?t forget to leave a sting in the tube for pulling future wires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
GRT
Views: 868
Posted By Skid
I updated mine yesterday but I downloaded the...

I updated mine yesterday but I downloaded the data on Wednesday.
Forum: Autopilots 01-03-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By Skid
I did the upgrade to a Vision right after...

I did the upgrade to a Vision right after Oshkosh. I dealt with the people I spoke to at Oshkosh, not sure how it?s working now. They may have a reduced staff around the holidays. I would try again....
Forum: Autopilots 12-19-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By Skid
Yep. That?s what it states, but it still stinks....

Yep. That?s what it states, but it still stinks. Had I known that I likely would not have upgraded from my old A/P.
My process is: engage the A/P after T/O and let it climb to altitude, disengage it,...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By Skid
TruTrak 385

I also upgraded to a Vizion 385 from an older TruTrak A/P after Oshkosh. My setup was a GRT Sport SX EFIS (with external ARINC), TruTrak 385 A/P, Garmin 430 (non WAAS), and a switch for EFIS or 430...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,103
Posted By Skid
+1

Very informative. Vic did a great job. He sure had some scary looking pictures.
Thinking maybe I need one of those T shirts. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Skid
FltPln Go + Echo

I use this setup all the time. You need to select PingBuddy under the external tab, also make sure you have the GPS setting set to use ADSB and not the device GPS. Make sure your device is connected...
Forum: COMM 12-03-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Skid
Avionics Upgrade

I recently did some upgrades to my avionics and thought I would share my experiences.

I started with a Garmin GNS430, Garmin 327 transponder, GRT Sport SX EFIS with an ARINC unit, and a TruTrak...
Forum: Propellers 11-28-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,921
Posted By Skid
Hartzell Propellor Service

I used Aircraft Propellor Service in the Chicago area. They were next to PWK at that time but I see they are now in Lake Zurich. They also had a pickup and delivery service which I found out about...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By Skid
RV6A Rudder Gust Lock

I managed to sneak out to the hangar this morning and take some pictures of the gust lock on my RV6A. :D

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UAmrNEpf7QsTJtDp8
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By Skid
Gust Lock

I drilled a hole in the rudder stop and the rudder control horn. I then bent a 3/16? SS rod into a U shape, but flat on top. I drilled a hole in one end of the rod and used a clip to hold the pin in...
Forum: Autopilots 11-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Skid
Mike, I can send you my schematic if that would...

Mike,
I can send you my schematic if that would help you.
Let me know.
Mark
Forum: Autopilots 11-21-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Skid
I have an IFR GPS, was a GNS430 now an Avidyne...

I have an IFR GPS, was a GNS430 now an Avidyne IFD440, feeding my GRT EFIS via an ARINC and a switch so the A/P can be driven directly from the IFR GPS? I always leave the switch set to the EFIS.

Do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By Skid
I spoke to Kurt at uAvionix support this morning....

I spoke to Kurt at uAvionix support this morning. His suggestion was to lower the threshold by 100 to 1450.
I will give this a try, although it may be a while before posting the results as it is due...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By Skid
GRT Safe-Fly ADSB

Yesterday on an IFR training flight ATC was showing two squawk codes (the second was 1200) coming from the airplane. I was also getting an intermittent message on the GRT EFIS, ?check altimeter...
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