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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,849
Posted By woxofswa
This interview gives a lot of insight into the...

This interview gives a lot of insight into the issue. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,707
Posted By woxofswa
New "Tube Bender" sure sounds to me like future...

New "Tube Bender" sure sounds to me like future fabric covered components.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-09-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/sensor-sensibilities/

https://www.kitplanes.com/sensor-sensibilities/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,596
Posted By woxofswa
I had one in the early hours. It was maddening...

I had one in the early hours. It was maddening because we would lose same amount of oil regardless of time of engine run. Just enough for a messy cowl and a few drops to end up on nose pant. Turns...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,596
Posted By woxofswa
I had one in the early hours. It was maddening...

I had one in the early hours. It was maddening because we would lose same amount of oil regardless of time of engine run. Just enough for a messy cowl and a few drops to end up on nose pant. Turns...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By woxofswa
Oil canning in flight is common, especially on...

Oil canning in flight is common, especially on the top surface of a wing. Sometimes you won't see it because of the ambient lighting such as flying under an overcast. However, sunlight from...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By woxofswa
Yes, it's normal. It's called oil canning. ...

Yes, it's normal. It's called oil canning. Myriad factors affect it, temperature, pressure, etc. Accommodating it is built into the design.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-20-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By woxofswa
Interesting. I tried every white in Duplicolor...

Interesting. I tried every white in Duplicolor display case and found the Chrysler Bright White part number ACC0362 to be a perfect match to my Matterhorn White.
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By woxofswa
I have Dynon, but have experienced similar...

I have Dynon, but have experienced similar symptoms. Sounds to me like your servo shear screw has broken. There can still be some friction on the plate, especially if the screw broke but left a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,321
Posted By woxofswa
When it comes to the day that solar, wind,...

When it comes to the day that solar, wind, Geo-thermal, etc need to power semi's down the freeway, hydrogen is a way to connect the two and accomplish that. I'm a fan, but then I bought PLUG at .87
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,321
Posted By woxofswa
I too was all excited about compression ignition...

I too was all excited about compression ignition back in the kit planning stages. I remember speaking to a engine manufacturer rep at Copperstate about 2006 or so and him regaling us with tales of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,054
Posted By woxofswa
Keith, In my opinion Van's isn't being...

Keith,

In my opinion Van's isn't being disingenuous at all. When the program originally started, two prototypes were built around two different engines, the Lyc 540 and a continental 210hp. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By woxofswa
RV-10 windshield issue

Recently someone posted a picture of cracking/separation of an RV-10 windshield attachment at the bottom shoulder corner.
I would love to get a copy of that or similar pix if someone is willing to...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By woxofswa
Mine is a Barrett narrow deck IO-540. I'm not a...

Mine is a Barrett narrow deck IO-540. I'm not a mechanic or engine builder but someone in a position to know told me when I was shopping that over the lives of a thousand engines, the ND's would have...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By woxofswa
It's not the bar itself I am concerned about. I...

It's not the bar itself I am concerned about. I don't have plans in front of me, but as I recall back many years, it attaches at the bottom to riveted aluminum substructure. Van's engineers put the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By woxofswa
I use them. I sandwiched my cover material (a...

I use them. I sandwiched my cover material (a yoga mat from Walmart) and it's underlayment of 1/4 closed cell foam down with the trim rings so it's thicker and more comfortable to grab onto.
I get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By woxofswa
I have always had great luck with the Monster...

I have always had great luck with the Monster retreads. I like the price, I like the durability, and I even like the extra size from the thicker tread. When Southwest Airlines receives new aircraft...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By woxofswa
I had the exact oil journal plug issue. There are...

I had the exact oil journal plug issue. There are small holes tapped into the case for ancillary purposes that are tapped and plugged with Allen head plugs. Mine was on the front face behind the prop...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 750
Posted By woxofswa
RV-10 review request

Hello fellow tenners. As most of you know, the "Buying Used" articles in Kitplanes are popular and useful. I have the privilege of producing the segment for the RV-10 and am in the early stages now....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By woxofswa
Having gone through the process of a claim, (one...

Having gone through the process of a claim, (one of the lucky victims of the MT prop gov issue). I am a believer that nothing can be more expensive than cheap insurance. AIG covered me properly and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,712
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/ticket-to-fly-ifr-or-no/

https://www.kitplanes.com/ticket-to-fly-ifr-or-no/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By woxofswa
I've seen evidence of the spinner making contact...

I've seen evidence of the spinner making contact with the forward cowl when the gap is too tight and the engine flexes on the mounts. Flying small piston twins you can really be amazed at seeing how...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By woxofswa
I honestly don't know why you would. The 406...

I honestly don't know why you would. The 406 units are so much more advantageous at about the same cost. The mandate has already come to several neighboring countries and can happen here any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,554
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/wi-fi-enabled/

https://www.kitplanes.com/wi-fi-enabled/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,327
Posted By woxofswa
>>A Kitplanes article on cross border...

>>A Kitplanes article on cross border experimental travel would be great.<<

Try this.

https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,327
Posted By woxofswa
Problemas en Mexico

https://www.kitplanes.com/problemas-en-mexico/
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By woxofswa
Article on Minimax coming soon in Kitplanes.

Article on Minimax coming soon in Kitplanes.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By woxofswa
I'm at Falcon Field in Mesa and happy to oblige. ...

I'm at Falcon Field in Mesa and happy to oblige. There are four or five at Falcon alone.
Text at 6024212868
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,748
Posted By woxofswa
You will end up needing 125% of whatever...

You will end up needing 125% of whatever workspace you have.
(I used a smallish butcher block table that could crank up and down.)
I then joined a large HF furniture dolly with a small HF furniture...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By woxofswa
I have been challenged privately to "put up or...

I have been challenged privately to "put up or shut up" about my previous comment about data subscription costs.

A quick perusal from professor Google shows the following:

Annual published bundle...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By woxofswa
Here's my 2 centavos. You can't go wrong with...

Here's my 2 centavos.

You can't go wrong with either direction. They are all excellent. However, for those who are COST SENSITIVE, the initial cost is only part of the equation.

Wiz boxes have...
Forum: Safety 10-12-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,389
Posted By woxofswa
I was one of the unfortunates who got one of a...

I was one of the unfortunates who got one of a bad batch of prop governors. When it disemboweled itself, a broken counterweight became a defecto internal lathe bit until it breeched it's own case...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,576
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/toolcraft/

https://www.kitplanes.com/toolcraft/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,684
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/airpark-living-continued...

https://www.kitplanes.com/airpark-living-continued/
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,051
Posted By woxofswa
I have four original sets that came with my kit...

I have four original sets that came with my kit circa 2013.
These were used for approximately 200hours and then pulled in 2016 due to a prop gov fail inspired engine pull and were replaced with...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By woxofswa
I would add to the list the two seat mods of...

I would add to the list the two seat mods of shortening the aft end of the seat rail on the main seat tracks (allows sliding the seat back and up/out without having to remove the rear footwell...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-19-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By woxofswa
I used the shop at Falcon. Part of the choice...

I used the shop at Falcon. Part of the choice was just convenience as the shop was 100 yds from my hangar. They were neither dirt cheap nor expensive. I feel like I got a good value. The only...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By woxofswa
In the early days the spar boxes and wing spars...

In the early days the spar boxes and wing spars were "matched drilled" so that any geometric flaw in one would be matched to its mate. The respective pieces were matched by reference numbers.
With...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-27-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 973
Posted By woxofswa
Taema airpark Mexico

Anybody familiar with this place? Any updates on its current status?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By woxofswa
Photo Caption Contest

Leave a photo caption in the comments section of this article on Kitplanes.com to possibly win a free one year subscription/renewal.

https://www.kitplanes.com/covidity-blues/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,876
Posted By woxofswa
My advice is to find an avionics shop you like...

My advice is to find an avionics shop you like either local or national and send them your old cards and they will send you fresh ones. You save hassle, they make a little money, and you keep a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,393
Posted By woxofswa
Knock on my head, mine has been bullet proof for...

Knock on my head, mine has been bullet proof for 6 years 700 hours.

Mounted in front of the oil pan as recommended on a piece of spring steel with the intake slightly lower than the outake and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,476
Posted By woxofswa
This is the GPS unreliable notam for last night...

This is the GPS unreliable notam for last night from BWI to PHX.

It's common to see but not usually this bad. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,923
Posted By woxofswa
For metal interior pieces I had a lot of them...

For metal interior pieces I had a lot of them powder coated with hammered finish. Looks great and very durable. I get
Lots of compliments on it. If I had it to do again I would have done a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,215
Posted By woxofswa
I carry a cig lighter pump with a long cord that...

I carry a cig lighter pump with a long cord that doubles as a gauge and work light. I carry a small bottle of slime (which has a Shraeder valve wrench as a cap) and a spare valve. I have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,215
Posted By woxofswa
You can get lawn tractor tubes of the appropriate...

You can get lawn tractor tubes of the appropriate size at places like Tractor Supply or Grainger. You may not find the exact valve stem you want but a straight one will work, especially if all you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-08-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,314
Posted By woxofswa
It's been a while since I've been to Puerto...

It's been a while since I've been to Puerto Penasco, but I go to Mexico several times a year.
I wrote up a lot of info here. Only thing I'd update is that 406ELT's are now required. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-06-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/toolcraft/

https://www.kitplanes.com/toolcraft/
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,688
Posted By woxofswa
Ross, I get what you're saying and can't...

Ross,

I get what you're saying and can't disagree. However your resume and capability is far different than the average Van's customer. You can probably count on one hand the guys in your...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,688
Posted By woxofswa
I would be careful to not confuse hate with...

I would be careful to not confuse hate with legitimate concern. I came into this menagerie with an open mind to propulsion options. It was right before an infamous incident involving an RV10 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By woxofswa
Hey Vlad. Ever been to Wayside Inn strip near...

Hey Vlad. Ever been to Wayside Inn strip near Alamo Lake AZ?
If not, you might get a kick out of it. Curiously, it's not on any chart I've seen, but it's way busier than most charted strips in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,524
Posted By woxofswa
I am firmly in the pitot heat club for any...

I am firmly in the pitot heat club for any airplane that will fly IFR or even just do IFR training, if for nothing more than good situational awareness and habit patterns. I know examiners that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,368
Posted By woxofswa
I am one of the newest columnists for Kitplanes. ...

I am one of the newest columnists for Kitplanes. I built and fly a Van's RV10 which has been detailed and referenced in several columns.
I am passionate and open minded about all of aviation and am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By woxofswa
If I lived in cold country, what I would do is...

If I lived in cold country, what I would do is have a quick release access door in my cowl for the following.

This is what I used to do when I flew GA corporate in Utah, Idaho,
Montana, and...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By woxofswa
?What do you guys do when taxiing and it is...

?What do you guys do when taxiing and it is really hot??

It?s really a three stage process.

1. Rotate fan switch to ?High?.

2. Flip compressor switch to ?on?

3. Bask in cool refreshing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By woxofswa
Flew a Flying Samaritan?s trip to Baja Mexico. ...

Flew a Flying Samaritan?s trip to Baja Mexico.
Departed Muleg? this morning in ankle deep muck during a brief respite in heavy rain. There is no replacement for displacement.
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By woxofswa
I live in AZ 15 mins from KPHX. My airplane is at...

I live in AZ 15 mins from KPHX. My airplane is at KFFZ. I?m happy to do demos. I have to warn you though, my stick grips were fashioned out of a Boeing 737 yoke so they might be quite foreign to...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,408
Posted By woxofswa
Very well done! I don’t know that I have ever...

Very well done! I don’t know that I have ever met a couple more immersed together in a build project. You both are very lucky and I wish years of pleasure and satisfaction from one of the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By woxofswa
Composing a Kitplanes article as we speak about...

Composing a Kitplanes article as we speak about the vent Bnut leak and a relatively easy to fabricate tool that can check/fix the problem rather easily.
Forum: California 10-26-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By woxofswa
https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/

https://www.kitplanes.com/a-good-samaritan/
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,084
Posted By woxofswa
Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes...

Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes article soon about that very endeavor.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,599
Posted By woxofswa
I use the PC680. I buy them on a corporate...

I use the PC680. I buy them on a corporate account at Batteries Plus.
I swapped mine at 4 years 500 hours as a precautionary move. When idle I usually keep mine plugged in to a smart...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By woxofswa
That is a known issue. A fellow in our area...

That is a known issue. A fellow in our area engineered a special tool that allows you to fix that through the sender hole. I?ll forward a copy of your post to him.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,899
Posted By woxofswa
The Fly Idaho book is a treasure trove. Wish...

The Fly Idaho book is a treasure trove. Wish there was an Arizona edition.
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