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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,698
Posted By XPPilot
Mark's DIY tug

Mark, I love the simplicity of your DIY tug design!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,244,116
Posted By XPPilot
Paint - which blue is that

Dan, beautiful colors. Which blue are you using?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,337
Posted By XPPilot
RV Light Module - A World First

Great idea! You designed adjustment really easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,459
Posted By XPPilot
Earth to moon

Congratulations! Positive thinking, you will bring your RV back.

I have done the same with our minivan :). Couple of weeks ago we clocked 300 000 miles to it so we are on the way back. Rule is that...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,222
Posted By XPPilot
Travel companion

Have had years ago German Wirehaired Pointer. Great hunting dogs as long you take those out to the woods from the beginning with. Don't have to teach them as they have that instinct by...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,032
Posted By XPPilot
Yellowstone trip

Walt,

Great pictures and good to hear that you had nice trip. We loaded and cranked our minivan and headed to CO for hiking.

I stop by next weekend to have a quick chat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,361
Posted By XPPilot
Looking for advise where to fill DIY oxygen tank

Got all parts and build the system. Have tried to fill the tank in multiple places who advertise oxygen without luck so far.

Visited Breckenridge, CO where they advertise oxygen a lot due to high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,361
Posted By XPPilot
O2 DIY system

The one above from Amazon specification says:

ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE - Easily adjusts between 12 preset flow settings from 0-25 LPM with a simple turn of the knob. Easy to read indicator shows the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,361
Posted By XPPilot
O2 DIY system

Don / Ezburton,

Any thoughts about this regulator from Amazon?

EverOne Mini Oxygen Regulator with Key, 0-25 Litersper min, Brass Sleeve, 870 CGA Connection, Brass...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By XPPilot
Rotax vacuum pump drive cover

I am removing vacuum pump from my Rotax 912 engine. Please let me know which part(s) did you use to cover the vacuum pump drive opening.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By XPPilot
SS foil

Please post some details of SS foil. Part number, brand, thickness and where it can be purchased.
Forum: Safety 04-08-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,659
Posted By XPPilot
Sum of luck vs. Superman

Great write up and statement below is so true!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,785
Posted By XPPilot
O2 meter & Samsung Galaxy S7

Checked my Samsung Galaxy S7 with Samsung Health app.

Elevation: 600 ft - close to DFW airport
O2 reading: 99%
Heart Rate: 47 bpm

Need to hoard another device to verify readings :).

After...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,757
Posted By XPPilot
First Flight - RV14A

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By XPPilot
EarthX connected to Dynon EMS

Kathy, thanks for the support!

Checked manual and found what I was looking for. On my RV-6A project EarthX battery will be connected to Dynon EMS :).

Waiting battery box to be arrived.

All, stay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By XPPilot
EarthX connected to Dynon EMS

Ray, do you happen to know which Dynon models support that function / EarthX?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By XPPilot
Koger Sunshades for RV-6A slider

If someone have used Koger Sunshades for RV-6A slider available I am interested.

PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,279
Posted By XPPilot
echoUAT + SKYFYX-ext and Garmin GTX327

I can confirm that Android OS device used to upload configuration to echoUAT needs to be in airplane mode (NO DATA) and connected via WiFi to echoUAT. If echo monitor callsign show PingXXXX then...
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,089
Posted By XPPilot
Reliability

Thanks Butch. 100% reliability is good - however I can't believe that "sniffing" technology can't be too much away from hard wiring either when you get settings correct.
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,089
Posted By XPPilot
echoUAT + SKYFYX-ext and Garmin GTX327

Thanks Justin.

My combination:
echoUAT + SKYFYX-ext and Garmin GTX327

Still looking for pros and cons to hard wire vs. "sniffing" installation. In my case GTX327 RS-232 out (pin# 20) is available.
Forum: ADS-B 11-30-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,089
Posted By XPPilot
echoUAT + SKYFYX-ext and Garmin GTX327

My combination:
echoUAT + SKYFYX-ext and Garmin GTX327

Can someone tell the pros and cons to hard wire vs. "sniffing" installation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,764
Posted By XPPilot
WingsOnWheels pictures

Colin, great pictures!

Regards from west side of DFW - hope you didn't got any tornado damages.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,261
Posted By XPPilot
Den f?rsta flyg

Grattis Magnus!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By XPPilot
N616CG RV-6A Earned its Wings My RV6A took its first flight

Congratulations Colin from other side of DFW. Ping me when you are heading to 52F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By XPPilot
Garmin 696 battery

If you do little research you can find instructions how to rebuild 696 battery.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157052&highlight=696+battery
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,186
Posted By XPPilot
Welcome and the competition is on

Steve,

Great to see you in this forum! I have seen your YouTube posts and enjoyed a lot.

I am building early RV-6A. So competition is on to finish it before you are done yours :). There are many...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 151,086
Posted By XPPilot
Colin's RV-6A

Colin, great to hear that you are getting closer and closer to the maiden flight!
Forum: COMM 01-31-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,469
Posted By XPPilot
Cheap NAV Antennas?

I am still looking for a picture of antennas you build with dimensions.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-20-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,257
Posted By XPPilot
Long build 6a

Great to hear that you are back to project and you didn't give up during the years. It is good to have deadlines however priorities tend to change and impact less urgent deadlines.

I believe that...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-04-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,983
Posted By XPPilot
Danny's Beautiful Doll

Chris, great pictures! I am glad that you gave experience to your Hong Kong friend.

My pilot friend from Finland visited us couple of months ago and non pilot friend visited from Taiwan. I took...
Forum: ADS-B 10-24-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,592
Posted By XPPilot
uAvionix Experimental ADS-B Rebate Offer - announced 10/20/2018

Hi,

Just crossed to this information. This is great news for Experimental and LSA community.

uAvionix has launched a manufacturer?s rebate program for its ADS-B OUT solutions for experimental...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 835,439
Posted By XPPilot
Panel finishing

Looks great! What material did you use for panel finishing?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,241
Posted By XPPilot
Garmin 696 Battery Missing

Found this from YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUvDmIT_Ol8&t=104s
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-01-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By XPPilot
RV6A copilot brake pedals

I am in the same mission to find copilot side brake pedals and needed parts.

If you have those available please PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By XPPilot
Wiring diagrams

Richard, you are correct, I am looking same or close to same combination of equipment's installed.

I have installation manuals however it would be appreciated head-start to create drawings from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By XPPilot
Looking electrical schematics for reference

Hi,

I am looking electrical schematics for reference. The issue might be that combination of instruments I am going to have is outdated however I think that some of you might have had the same set...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,241
Posted By XPPilot
New Life for Garmin 696 Battery Pack

Let us know how your Garmin 696 battery replacement project went.
- How long new batteries run your Garmin 696
- Do you get any alarms with new batteries
- Does replacement batteries weight the same...
Forum: Tools 12-30-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,610
Posted By XPPilot
Delay of game?

Scott, congratulations for your found!

If you need to experiment I have RV-6A panel to cut :)!
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,842
Posted By XPPilot
Seat foam - material to use

Which seat cushion material you used for seats? SunMate from Dynamic Systems Inc.?

And if used SunMate material what is the softness to go? Medium-firm or firm?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,298
Posted By XPPilot
In flight Rotax power loss

Bob,

Excellent point! Make sure that those short tubes are not exposed to slip stream at all and generating suction to carb altitude balancing. I experienced that during the maiden flight,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,298
Posted By XPPilot
In flight Rotax power loss

I experienced the same couple of months ago. Just before it I replaced fuel lines and particle ended to carb bowl.

As an end result of that I ended up to overhauling carbs and flushing fuel system....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By XPPilot
Android

One more vote for Android.

I have some Samsung Galaxy Tab's and I like those. Biggest reason for me is the more open ecosystem compared to iOS.

And if you are planning to use your devices for any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,197
Posted By XPPilot
First Flight N16DK

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,008
Posted By XPPilot
RV-6 / 6A parts to order before price increase

#ChiefPilot

- Thanks for your advice. I check from Van's nose gear staff. If it is same as used on 7A and 8A then I am good for couple of years before next models are dropped from the production.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,008
Posted By XPPilot
RV-6 / 6A parts to order before price increase

#ChiefPilot

RV-6A #20xxx
- Fuselage have been completed.
- Sliding canopy.
- Tail completed (original), some fiberglass work needs to be done.
- Wings completed.
- Engine and Propeller installed.
-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,008
Posted By XPPilot
RV-6 / 6A parts to order before price increase

Hi,

Has anyone prepared a list of recommended / needed parts to order before price increase?

I have early RV-6A under construction and I like to be proactive to save couple of $'s.
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By XPPilot
Looks great! What is the name for the Map Lights...

Looks great!

What is the name for the Map Lights you used?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 56,008
Posted By XPPilot
LED Dimmer - have anyone used these

This tread has started back at 2010. Lot has happen since that in LED lighting technology.

Have any of you used these dimmers from eBay?

Mini Dc Motor PWM Speed Controller 3v-35v Speed Control...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By XPPilot
A/P for 6A

I am in the same situation as Mike! Congratulations Mike for your new RV-6A!

I purchased a 6A project. It has never flown. It had nice instrument panel however I wanted to modernize it so I pulled...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By XPPilot
Dynon / True Track A/P servos

Are you saying that Dynon and TruTrak Auto Pilot servos are same? In other hand can I connect my TruTrak servos directly to Dynon D180 and leave TruTrak control heat out?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,229
Posted By XPPilot
First Flight

Congratulations! Looks nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By XPPilot
Magnetometer installation - RV-6A

Hi,

Where did you install your magnetometer? Is it the tail section under plastics the best? Any other location used?

I am in the process to install Dynon EDC-D10A magnetometer.

Regards,
XP Pilot
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,221
Posted By XPPilot
Hydro Dipping

Hydro Dipping looks great option as well. Had a look to some YouTube videos and it looks rather easy process. I need to research that how durable it is. Do you need to have clear coat top of it or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,221
Posted By XPPilot
Carbon Fiber flat panel

I am building panel for my early RV-6A slider. I removed panel original builder build. All the instruments from original panel are good brand and 0 hours. I will reuse some of original instruments....
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,544
Posted By XPPilot
Onnittelut = Grattis = Congratulations

Fredrik, congratulations!

Great to see more RV's and aircraft's overall in Nordic countries. I build and completed it at 2004 here in US. I followed Finnish regulations along with local ones. Idea...
Forum: Autopilots 08-26-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By XPPilot
TruTrack AP's

Thanks Lucas for the info!

Please let me know which of these two TruTrack AP's is later model.

I have TruTrack ADI Pilot II on my flying experimental plane connected to Garmin GPSMAP 496. It works...
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By XPPilot
TruTrack AP's

I have currently two TruTrack AP's to choose from for my RV-6A project.
- TruTrack ADI Pilot II
- TruTrack Digiflight II VSG

Please let me know which you prefer and why.

I have Dynon D180 as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By XPPilot
Wing Rack

Brock,

Thank you for reaching me and thank you for the wing rack!

You have really beautifully build project reaching quickly to be finished. It was my pleasure to meet and talk with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By XPPilot
Looking for available RV-6 wing rack at 52F

Hi,

I am looking for wing rack for RV-6 wings at 52F, Northwest Regional airport.

If you have one please PM me. In case you have one but you are not ready to give up from it I appreciate if I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,339
Posted By XPPilot
Transportation for RV - looking for contacts

Hi,

Please let me know contact information for good and trusted transport companies for RV project. Plane is on the gears. Engine and prop are installed. Wings and tail are off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,159
Posted By XPPilot
Gil, good point. I'll pay attention to rivet...

Gil, good point. I'll pay attention to rivet lines and even separations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,159
Posted By XPPilot
Thank you for your advice! I'll check / research...

Thank you for your advice! I'll check / research the "check those tails" posts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,159
Posted By XPPilot
Alex, thank you for your advice! Please share...

Alex, thank you for your advice! Please share good and bad example pictures of Horizontal Stabilized workmanship.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,159
Posted By XPPilot
Jim, according to owner wing tanks and main spars...

Jim, according to owner wing tanks and main spars are professionally build. No slosh used. Have used Pro-Seal to seal fuel tanks.
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