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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By Sam Staton
Maybe not a joke

I went to the FAA web site and made a comment, so maybe this one is for real. If not, someone went to extraordinary effort for a joke.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,419
Posted By Sam Staton
New style Hudly

Does this cross over to the new style Hudly? I have one, and have yet to use it as I wanted to - HUD in my -6. If this data works the same, I may be able to do it, finally.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-07-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,086
Posted By Sam Staton
Solution found.

Gentlemen -
First, I thank everyone who has posted here. Many well-thought out suggestions and thoughts. In discussions with a DAR, whose knowledge I trust, and others, we have decided that I will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,086
Posted By Sam Staton
On my own

I heard back from Van's today, and was advised that this is a user modification that is beyond what they would be willing to advise me on. So, I am on my own here.:o
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,086
Posted By Sam Staton
Mothership

I called Vans today, and the tech said this is beyond regular tech support. He is referring it to the engineers. He said theyíre pretty busy, so he didnít know how long it would take until I hear...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,086
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks for the good words and advice!

I am very encouraged to hear about the ways other aircraft are done. The biggest concern is the Ďzipperí effect. Iíll post what I hear from Vanís. I have a possible solution in mind, if it works out....
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,086
Posted By Sam Staton
To DAR Community - I may have fouled up BIG TIME - Help!

A bit of background. I decided to use the area forward of the support bulkhead (which is forward of the instrument panel) as an avionics bay. All well and good so far. In deciding how to provide...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By Sam Staton
+1 on EAA1379

I add my hearty agreement to Conís post. The wealth of experience and knowledge present on this field is amazing. We just had our September monthly meeting this past Saturday, but there is no need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,258
Posted By Sam Staton
Addition to Mooney tales

This one is in two,parts...
First part - in preflight of my ?61 M20B, noticed that a mud dobber really liked my pitot tube as his/her new home. Tried to dig it out (gently, of course!), but was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 516,977
Posted By Sam Staton
You’re welcome. Looks good.

You’re welcome. Looks good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 516,977
Posted By Sam Staton
My attempt

https://www.flickr.com/gp/184713614@N06/GtX4Gy

Wiring loom
My images are not showing either - using Flickr
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By Sam Staton
Got it!

PPS arrived in early June. Have not yet installed it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,132
Posted By Sam Staton
$$$$$$$$

That is what you will run into trying to convert. Mine was an O360-A1G6D. The gear train, as I remember it, would be excruciatingly expensive to reproduce, plus the need for a new accessory case....
Forum: Safety 05-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,889
Posted By Sam Staton
We lost a gentleman and a friend today

Bob Woolley, who was one of the best pilots I have ever known, and my best friend, died today in the mid-air collision. That is the sum total of the information I have. All I know for sure is that a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Sam Staton
Me 2

I?d like to have any engineering info on my -6 I can obtain. Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By Sam Staton
Long wait

I have been planning to use it as well. Current data indicates that it will not be available until early 2019. Not happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Sam Staton
Question Convert dual mag to single mag

My engine is a 6D version - single drive, dual mag. I am curious if anyone knows of a conversion kit that will replace the dual mag with a single. Since I already have electronic ignition, I don?t...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,854
Posted By Sam Staton
Dumb question answered

Sometimes it helps to read all of the posts in a thread. Looks like until Dynon follows GRT?s lead I am SOL. Oh well, I can use it in the car until then DYNON - ARE YOU LISTENING?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,854
Posted By Sam Staton
GRT app

Dumb question-does the GRT app work stand-alone, or does it require the GRT glass panel? I am Dynon-specific, but have received my Hudly. Trying to figure out how to use it in my bird.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By Sam Staton
EFII

Robert Paisley at EFII has a kit that will adapt his electronic ignition to the hole in the accessory case. I have an O360-A1G6D that I have put his ignitions on. I ended up going all electronic,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By Sam Staton
Files available?

Are the STL files available anywhere?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,260
Posted By Sam Staton
The illuminated LED means ?on?.

The illuminated LED means ?on?.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,260
Posted By Sam Staton
Carling switch position

All of my switches are Carling, and mine are set up to push the top in to energize. The LEDs in the top part also illuminate then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 516,977
Posted By Sam Staton
Jacking point

Perhaps I am misunderstanding, but are you proposing an ABS printed bolt for a jacking point?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,854
Posted By Sam Staton
Me too!

A wireless Hudly for me too! Dynon? Are you paying attention?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks

Simon -
Thank you kindly for your gracious offer! If I go that route, i?ll most likely use foam.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Sam Staton
Fall-back position

If I can?t figure out any other way, i?ll most likely do it that way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Sam Staton
RV6 wingtip position light fairings

I am trying to finish up my wings and am trying to find a position light fairing for my wingtips. I have seen quite a few installed, but they seem to be made of unobtainium these days. Van?s doesn?t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,626
Posted By Sam Staton
Burning conduit

I have heard this concern mentioned before. I submit that if the conduit in your wings is burning, you 'may' just have other, more serious issues to deal with. If it bothers you., don't do it. I am...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Sam Staton
Thumbs up Thanks again!

It doesn't get much better than this. Thanks again, Carlos!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks a million!

Swift response - marvelous!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Sam Staton
Pitot mast for Dynon pitot/AOA

I am the point where I have to install the mast for the Dynon pitot/AOA. Since I have no directions- just the mast.. I am unsure exactly how to go about it Obviously, I will have to remove some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sam Staton
Just bought a set

Looking forward to it, as my cowling has been painted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,906
Posted By Sam Staton
Rotatable wing stand

Making the big move soon - fuselage to the airport and bringing the wings home. I would like to be able to rotate the wings so I can work on them, but have not come across a wing stand I can build...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,215
Posted By Sam Staton
Talking Knots 'controversy'

As a retired sailor (Blackshoe navy - nuke subs), I have always used knots, so they're a bit more comfortable. I suspect that the use of mph stems from our early adoption of the English system of...
Forum: GPS 10-04-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,547
Posted By Sam Staton
Val Nav 2KR

The issue with the 2KR wasn't that it would not communicate with the Skyview, but that the Skyview couldn't tune it if the approach freqs weren't in the Skyview database. For that reason, I changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,019
Posted By Sam Staton
Standard phrase

"Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut with an ax."
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,356
Posted By Sam Staton
Contura switches

I have all Contura switches in my -6. I was tempted at first to use the diode fix, but wasn't comfortable with it. What I did was use the two parts of the switch separately. The ground from the lower...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,591
Posted By Sam Staton
PP 70A alternator

All of this discussion concerns me, as I have an electrically dependent airplane. My alternator is the PP 70A version. I don't see it discussed anywhere in this thread. Is that because there is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By Sam Staton
RV6 Tip-up

Mine is located on the cross-support behind the seat backs. While I am not flying yet, my GPS is able to get a position while it is still in my garage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,960
Posted By Sam Staton
4th and last owner

20194, sold originally in 1989.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,177
Posted By Sam Staton
Advance Auto Parts

Mike -
With the proviso that I have not had my hands on one, check part # 13326A. Acura Integra 1992 1.6l - the graphic appears to be identical to my 70A PP. pricing for my zip code is $129.99...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,177
Posted By Sam Staton
Unipoint Alternators

All -
I did a quick web search and found Unipoint's web site. They have a significant number of catalogs available for download, and they have cross-reference numbers as well as some dimensions. A...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-30-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By Sam Staton
Voltages interchangeable

For the most part, 12V & 14V are interchangeable numbers. The components are rated as 12V, the 14V number is generally a charging voltage (13.8V) most often. I wouldn't get too wound up on the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-30-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,366
Posted By Sam Staton
Museum in New Orleans

There is a very good museum downtown, near the Hilton Garden Inn, that covers the genesis and history of the Higgins boats that is worth a visit. Without them, the invasions that won WW2 would have...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-22-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,747
Posted By Sam Staton
Wings and Wheels -Jacksonville Florida

It's a little late, but tomorrow at Craig Field (KCRG) is Wings &Wheels. Should be good fun with classic cars, hot rods (both aerial & ground bound), music, junk food, etc. Come see us!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,487
Posted By Sam Staton
CO Detector

Need to try to get a consensus here - what are you guys using for CO detectors? Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By Sam Staton
Rotating wing stand - rotisserie

I am approaching the need to begin work on the wings (good stuff like light wiring & bad stuff like possible de-sloshing). I would like to build a rotating stand much like the fuselage rotisseries I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sam Staton
Thanks!

Lots of excellent info, both in PMs and posts. Much food for thought. The main thing I think I have learned so far is, as in most things airplane, to make haste slowly.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-13-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sam Staton
Fuel tanks

Is anyone building new tanks? Mine are very old and sloshed, and I think I may be better off with new ones instead of trying to fix these. I searched the forums and came up with an old post that...
Forum: Tools 02-22-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,815
Posted By Sam Staton
I bought one too

After I saw it mentioned before on VAF, I bought one. It seems to work very well for my purposes. It seems to be every bit as good (for the non-professional user at least) as ones costing much more. ...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 74,527
Posted By Sam Staton
Sun-N-Fun

Kathy -
Will your company be there this year? I will be looking to examine your batteries very carefully and picking your corporate brains!

Sam
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By Sam Staton
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sam Staton
VPX Customer Service

For those of you who remember my posts when VPX announced the elimination of the deposit for use of their crimping tool, this post is by way of squaring the situation. For those who don't, just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,037
Posted By Sam Staton
FAA theory of lift

I have always had a problem with the way lift is explained. It generally starts with Bernoulli's theorem, and the example is a Venturi (such as the throat of a carburetor). Then we are shown a wing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,995
Posted By Sam Staton
Quote

The way I heard it in the Navy was 'Perfect is the enemy of good.' Sort of ties into the idea of diminishing returns.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Sam Staton
Not Texas

Unfortunately, California is not Texas .... Since my goal here is to go back home, the left coast is too far west. Thanks for the info, though.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Sam Staton
Silverwings airport access

Jim -
Do the lots on the outside of Airpark Loop have airport access? It does not appear that they do.

Sam
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Sam Staton
Silverwings

Jim -
Tried to check out their website. Fredericksburg would do nicely. All I got was a blank screen when I brought their site up.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Sam Staton
Big truck

Gil -
Already got a Ram 1500. As a native Texan and a Son of the Republic, I know to have a big truck!
Forum: Texas (North) 10-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Sam Staton
RV friendly residential airparks

I am in the (very) early stages of retirement planning, and am searching for airpark candidates. If I don't stay here in North Florida, my desired area sort of spans both north & south Texas, since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By Sam Staton
Battery lift strap

My PC-680 is extremely difficult to lift out of the battery case. I have seen straps that had tabs on each end that went over the studs (I have converted mine to studs instead of the screw...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,759
Posted By Sam Staton
Carling Contoura

Check these out. That's what I am using on my -6. The actuators are available in different colors and they have LEDs which illuminate with switch position. A supplier on the site here can engrave...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 119,452
Posted By Sam Staton
Mine

Wendell and I have been running pretty much in parallel with our panels (except that I have done it 4 times - changing your mind can be costly!). He has done a superb job with his. Mine is...
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