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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By n816kc
They work great

Until they donít. Replaced my failed unit with a fuse black and switches last year.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By n816kc
Calipers

Brake line is more flexible than you think. Gently move it out of the way of the caliper. Thatís one of the benefits of the big service loop in the line.
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By n816kc
XCruze manual

https://www.bendixking.com/content/dam/bendixking/en/documents/document-lists/downloads-and-manuals/8300-086-Vizion-380-385-Series-Installation-Manual.pdf
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By n816kc
XCruze 100

Just replaced the Digiflight II in my -6 due to the screen going bad.

XCruze 100 is almost a plug and play replacement if yours isn’t really old. First generation had soldered pins, later they went...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-12-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By n816kc
A&P

Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,162
Posted By n816kc
Worked great, until it didnít

Had one in my -6. Worked just fine for 10 years and then one day it didn’t. Replaced it with switches and fuse blocks. Agree with the limitations noted above. Doing it again I’d go with fuses or...
Forum: GPS 09-24-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By n816kc
Works just fine

Non-waas 430 talks to my 2 G5’s just fine. No issues whatsoever. I do have a gad-something or other, not sure if that’s for the 430 or adhrs
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-17-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By n816kc
Must have

great addition! Makes baggage area access 1000% better. Even day to day operations - digging out chocks, sun covers and extra headsets, etc is so much easier.

Also makes for a nice handle for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 28,626
Posted By n816kc
one data point

I had the EXP Bus2 in my -6. Worked fine for 9 years (other than 2 rocker switch failures - they were easily replaced). And then it didn't. When it died, all the electrics went down with it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,269
Posted By n816kc
Great service

From the Orlando FSDO. Sent my e-mail Tuesday and received my LODA on Saturday.
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-07-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By n816kc
great!

Sal's a good guy. Happy you had a good experience!
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-28-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By n816kc
W&B

Sent you a PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,872
Posted By n816kc
Once

Odyssey 680 wouldnít turn it on a 23 degree morning. Started right up, a few more rpm than I planned for😬 Bought a jump pack shortly thereafter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,495
Posted By n816kc
what could go wrong?

one of the acro peformers used to fly around with a cat, can't remember which one.

no kitty in the RV experience, but I had one of my wife's cats in the back of the Pacer once, wasn't any problem at...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By n816kc
South central

Florida. Come on down and fly with Jan Bussell in okeechobee. Heís one of the best. He may travel, worth it either way.
http://www.rv6flyjan.com/index.html
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,889
Posted By n816kc
Hand Towels

Here also. Not on the windscreen or canopy.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-23-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By n816kc
N-Site W&B

Sal Capra in Lakeland. Check your PM
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,978
Posted By n816kc
MT or GT

Airmaster doesn’t yet offer the O-360 propeller, testing reportedly shut down due to COVID. No eta or warm fuzzies when I talked to them recently. MT is certified in Grumman Tigers so it’s a known,...
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By n816kc
Arnold Holmes

A&P in Leesburg, has done a few dozen RVs in Central, FL. Pm me for contact info.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By n816kc
new pin

they're cheap and easy, just like new again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,722
Posted By n816kc
don't forget the -6

same performance at a lower price point than most 7s and 8s. you can take the passenger stick and seatback out for large/long loads while keeping weight and balance easy. I did Swan River, MB back...
Forum: Propellers 01-11-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By n816kc
MT comments/Catto Comparison

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=77769
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By n816kc
MT experience

I think Smokyray (Rob Ray) had one on his RV-4 a few years ago. He had some thoughts/impressions noted in a propellor thread - should be able to find it using the search function. You may want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,955
Posted By n816kc
Placard

In my buddyís Swift - Straight and Level Flight Probibited
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-24-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,934
Posted By n816kc
Yepper

Was just checking out a similar setup in WV this morning, Heavens Landing at 4WV4
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,206
Posted By n816kc
Divco

looked into that a few years ago when i was looking at another Pacer. It involves some case work but wasn't a big deal as I recall - give Divco a call, they can talk you thru it and let you know what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,251
Posted By n816kc
new tires

funny you mention that Walt. I put new tires on 5 hours ago and just realized I haven't gotten any shimmy since!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 39,446
Posted By n816kc
Already bored

And thatís a good thing.

Flew some more with the new Surefly and it just sits there and does what itís supposed to. Starts are a little easier, cold and hot. But, they should be with 2 mags...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 39,446
Posted By n816kc
post-flight update

Ran out for a quick flight before work today. My set up is 25 degree fixed timing, aluminum Sensenich propeller.

Starting was great, kicked over on 2nd blade - much improved from 2 Slick mags -...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 39,446
Posted By n816kc
new install

today in my O-360 with Airflow injection system. Replaced right mag and retained left mag with impulse coupling. Started on the second blade and smooth idle down to 650 rpm or so. Storm clouds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,153
Posted By n816kc
Engine start

One in, one out - Card headset:)

And, flaps down. For all the reasons listed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By n816kc
no wisdom

but I do have a suggestion - call Don at Airflow Performance. He's always willing to help and the installation manual they provide is very thorough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,389
Posted By n816kc
Card/Halo

Can?t say enough good about both of these. Upgraded my DC 13.4s to the Halos and won?t be going back. Light and comfortable. Great experience, especially in the Florida heat. Upgraded to the Card...
Forum: Propellers 06-08-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,820
Posted By n816kc
Sensi re-pitch

I had a metal sensi repitched for my old Pacer. told the shop how many rpm i wanted and it worked like a charm. check the prop section for feedback on the Sensi/GA ground adjustable props.

on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By n816kc
alt field

connects to the IG terminal. most run a wire with spade connector. don't need a plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By n816kc
Rv-6 mounting

looking at the Flyboys option, I was thinking it may could be mounted underneath the SxS canopy rail oriented vertically on the pilot side. I would have to measure the pin to see how far it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By n816kc
van's lock

same here, Van's lock on the slider rail. easy use/install.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By n816kc
Go fly

See how that setting works in flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,974
Posted By n816kc
Currency?

Auto rating is in large part based on both individual risk factors and miles driven. The more you’re on the road, the more risk you’re exposed to.

With flying there’s currency and proficiency to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,264
Posted By n816kc
Thread drift

Is real :).

My FP Sensenich runs 25-30 rpm over redline wide open and leaned for best power at 8,000ish. I figure it is about optimal as far as it goes. Giving consideration to the ga Sensi, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,264
Posted By n816kc
Gee whizzum

Your constant speed props are wonderful. The OP would like to discuss his aircraft performance with his ground adjustable prop. Pity the poor pathetic pilot. But, at least he doesn?t have fixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,347
Posted By n816kc
Thanks for dropping in Greg

I appreciate you taking time to contribute to the discussion. We all recognize SnF caters to a diverse group of folks who all appreciate different aspects of aviation. We all have our preferences,...
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,187
Posted By n816kc
There?s a joke there somewhere😊. Currently going...

There?s a joke there somewhere😊. Currently going thru the decision process on this (replacing vacuum with G5?s). Decided to to leave the drive in place and use a cover plate. Two reasons: it?s just...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,999
Posted By n816kc
this thread has some nice ideas

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156723
Forum: Interiors 01-31-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By n816kc
Slippery

A little silicone spray on a swab. Run it up the track a time or two.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,189
Posted By n816kc
Ouch

Not sure I understand the pricing on this, that?s 2 G5?s and a little extra.
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,088
Posted By n816kc
And, it may be very cost effective. I’ve got a...

And, it may be very cost effective. I’ve got a metal Sensi on my -6, thinking about the adjustable. Lots of Catto salesmen out there, for good reason. Price wise they’re pretty close, unless...

To...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-07-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,447
Posted By n816kc
Welcome!

Welcome Javier! Central Florida has an very active RV community. Will drop you a note when I have an empty seat for breakfast. Drop me a pm
Forum: Southeast 11-11-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By n816kc
frontal passage and fog

made travel from central FL a little difficult. Hopefully the spring will be kinder to us.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,325
Posted By n816kc
Desser Elite Retreads

I've been getting great wear out of the Desser Elite retreads. They are a little smaller than the Monsters.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By n816kc
Congrats!

on your first flight
Forum: Safety 10-25-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,988
Posted By n816kc
excellent thought

My passenger stick in usually out anyway (stored safely in my tool bag in baggage). I'll have to investigate a mini quick-fist or clips to make it more accessible.
Forum: Southeast 10-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By n816kc
thanks

for the notice - i missed the RAF communication. would like to attend but it will be a gametime decision
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,688
Posted By n816kc
Great news!

Good to hear things are going well for you two
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By n816kc
Chief airplane washer

I paid for some of my flight training by washing the schools airplanes, with a hose and bucket. You would be amazed how long some of the drain holes continued to drain after I was finished.

Often...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By n816kc
water hoses are bad juju

water goes all kinds of places you never expect it to. use a spray bottle of water with a couple of rags. spray, wait and wipe. no water anywhere you don't want it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,619
Posted By n816kc
nosey

here's a nosegear for ya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tepb7POqx6Y&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,747
Posted By n816kc
similar experience

first PC680 went 4 years, second went 3, and the last one failed at 10 months. charging system consistently at 14.1v. Will be looking hard at lithium options next time around.
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,956
Posted By n816kc
Bottom only

On my -6, Rod type antenna just behind the baggage area rear panel. Works just fine there. Transponder antenna is just behind firewall offset to one side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By n816kc
notch

my -6 is notched. makes access and inspection easier.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 89,904
Posted By n816kc
timing set to limit advance

I'll have to run down a copy of Nigel's article! Very curious where his data leads on parallel valve timing.

For the sake of discussion, assuming 25* timing (minimum running advance) set for advance...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-04-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 89,904
Posted By n816kc
great illustration Dan - thanks

I was just doing the same, but with pen to paper print of the timing advance schedule - yours is much more sophisticated. I think this really helps us get to where many are looking for this...
Forum: GPS 05-16-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By n816kc
look local

if you're not comfortable opening up a high dollar avionics box and going at it with a soldering iron yourself (and, I'm not either), your local avionics shop can take care of the battery replacement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By n816kc
which FI system?

Are you looking for a return for a Bendix type system or purge line return from a AFP system? I plumbed my AFP purge return into a vent line a tank level. You can push fuel out the vent if you...
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