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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By pilotkms
Cummins Spinner did a YouTube Video on how to...

Cummins Spinner did a YouTube Video on how to drill their aluminum spinner. It’s still on YT. I used it years ago to drill my Cummins spinner. Flashlight won’t work for theirs. Lazer, maybe.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By pilotkms
Another opinion.

VAF is full of them.
Mounting on inspection cover - NOT for me. U take that off at least every annual. It’s gonna dangle. Could disrupt the fittings. Possibly leak now.
I like mine solidly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By pilotkms
Search CAMLOCK ON WHEELPANTS. Thread is May...

Search CAMLOCK ON WHEELPANTS. Thread is May 2020. See post # 14 for details.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-22-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By pilotkms
NGK

I’ve bought maybe 60. I change em often. Have only found one with a gap that looked too small, maybe .020. Opened it up to .035. Rest appeared to be .035. No problems leaving them as bought. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By pilotkms
Wife says Aquanet hairspray. Also, Try a Mr...

Wife says Aquanet hairspray.
Also, Try a Mr Clean Eraser. I use em on my boat each spring.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-18-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By pilotkms
NGKs

For the searcher, the solid tips are 3961.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By pilotkms
No horror story here. Used the RV10 mount with 4”...

No horror story here. Used the RV10 mount with 4” scat. Tape off 1/2 for cold weather ops here in GA. Cools sufficiently to keep oil at 185 all the time. Pacific Oil Cooler. Added a drain plug to...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-17-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By pilotkms
Jessie Saint is in FL. At X35.

Jessie Saint is in FL. At X35.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By pilotkms
You may want to rethink this. I bought mine...

You may want to rethink this. I bought mine from Aero Sport 2011 and the warranty started on engine start. I have over 600 hours with no problems so I’m past warranty for sure. If u dis-assemble...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-06-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,361
Posted By pilotkms
From above : My EGT drop between high power (25"...

From above :
My EGT drop between high power (25" MAP) and low power (15" MAP) were: 89, 109, 72, and 95 deg F (cylinders 1-4 respectively). I know they are supposed to fall uniformly and if not you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By pilotkms
Yes, digital scale is a MUST. This is NOT the...

Yes, digital scale is a MUST. This is NOT the place to be guessing “looks good to me ”.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,668
Posted By pilotkms
Having done my own, I agree with Walt. Plus,...

Having done my own, I agree with Walt. Plus, dealing with a composite has a whole set of different issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By pilotkms
I sent one off to Blackstone last year that was...

I sent one off to Blackstone last year that was “misplaced” by someone somewhere. I usually send every other one. No report so I sent in the very next one. Received the report for THAT one. Then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By pilotkms
Knoxville Downtown

Butch (RV6A) and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and made our way up to KDKX. This our 3rd attempt in the past 2 months. Turbulence made us change destinations on previous 2 attempts. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 29,120
Posted By pilotkms
I use both Adel clamps and Zip ties FWF. The Zip...

I use both Adel clamps and Zip ties FWF. The Zip ties I use are the blue Tefzel ones, good to 300 degrees. Bought mine from Stein back in the build phase.
No problems with DAR or A&Ps. And they...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,361
Posted By pilotkms
LOP data.

Sent u a PM.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,361
Posted By pilotkms
OK. I like that u are trying the mentioned...

OK. I like that u are trying the mentioned suggestions. I’ve never had the popping problem u mention. But I did experiment with different settings back in phase 1, 600 hours ago. I settled on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,540
Posted By pilotkms
Doubt u have an Emag. More likely a Pmag. ...

Doubt u have an Emag. More likely a Pmag. Difference??? Lotsa learning available here on VAF. Sounds another Slick mag will be your Simple route to happiness.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,932
Posted By pilotkms
Get used to pulling the Pmag and reinstalling. I...

Get used to pulling the Pmag and reinstalling. I was like u back in the “early” days of my RV. But after several 100 hour checks and replacing an ignition coil, this is now routine and very EZ. ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,749
Posted By pilotkms
How can any RVr not come to Kitty Hawk ?? Butch...

How can any RVr not come to Kitty Hawk ??
Butch (RV6A - N72TX) and I visited in April 2019. He took the picture.

https://i.postimg.cc/FdJmPgDY/1-E9-A6-EB2-2-EEE-4574-9178-36-BCA0914-B00.jpg...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,274
Posted By pilotkms
+ 1 with Rocketbob

Switched to the cleanable filter 2 years ago. Now in free filter territory.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,361
Posted By pilotkms
U may want to buy a new set (2 sets) of wires...

U may want to buy a new set (2 sets) of wires from Emagair. When I got mine they were already assembled and have held up very well. I ohmed mine about 3 months ago and all 8 were within tolerance. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,361
Posted By pilotkms
Non-builder with apparent Pmag issues - have u:...

Non-builder with apparent Pmag issues - have u:
1- obtained the build docs from VANs ?
2- wiring schematic from the builder ?
3- downloaded the Pmag install & maintenance doc from the Emagair...
Forum: Tools 12-31-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By pilotkms
I’m the “friend” with the California Air Tools...

I’m the “friend” with the California Air Tools compressor. It’s Awesome. Plus, ez to carry back to the house for drywall projects. Got mine for $150 new in 2017. Doubt any others can beat the...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By pilotkms
+1

MOUSE MILK.
We know it burns off. But recommended by Mr Vetterman. THE exhaust Man.
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,843
Posted By pilotkms
Said another way, More WIDE buyers in the...

Said another way, More WIDE buyers in the population. Less WIDE planes on the market.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-15-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By pilotkms
Just went to look for the PH flap motor. Use...

Just went to look for the PH flap motor.
Use this : https://www.phaviation.com. Currently $299
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By pilotkms
Bill, My electrical experience a few hundred...

Bill, My electrical experience a few hundred hours ago :
1. Clean the shunt connections. They carry micro-amps and can easily give bad indications if grimy or a tiny bit corroded. I now clean at...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By pilotkms
+1 McFarland

I used nutplates on a 1/2” wide backing with #8 screws for EZ removal & replacement. No leaks, stays cool & lo vibe.
https://i.postimg.cc/vxVR7gJ7/0-EA6577-F-01-A5-4265-B55-F-ABE22-DFF5789.jpg...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By pilotkms
BRAVO!!!!

Jim, u have done a GREAT service by posting this. A BIG THANK YOU.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By pilotkms
Yes, where Bruce put it. I put mine back in the...

Yes, where Bruce put it. I put mine back in the tail with access thru the 2 holes in the bulkhead under the empenage fairing. It works fine there, but access is not ideal. Build & learn.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By pilotkms
Fuel Nozzle Lines

Saw the engine of a Bonanza last week. Being a 6 cylinder, the center fuel line had a circular loop in it. Presumably to allow it to be the same length as the 2 outer cylinders ?? Does it make a...
Forum: Propellers 12-02-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By pilotkms
RE: cycling at runup. I have exact same setup. I...

RE: cycling at runup. I have exact same setup. I do runup checks at 1700. Mag check and prop cycle. Couple of years ago I checked to see how low of an RPM I could cycle prop. Fairly certain it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,029
Posted By pilotkms
An RV is not an assembly kit. Put part A into...

An RV is not an assembly kit. Put part A into part B. NO
When (IF) u finish & fly your RV, u will have attained a MASTERS degree or even a DOCTORATE in PROBLEM RESOLUTION. Whatever u have...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By pilotkms
Steinair

U must be near KFBL. Look in on Stein. I’m sure some of your $$$ will end up there.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,337
Posted By pilotkms
Wrong year

Haven’t heard of a Black Friday sale for Dynon or Seattle for this year. Just looked at the start of this thread and noticed it was BACK IN 2013. My post above looking for it a few weeks ago was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By pilotkms
If they can fly it to X35 Marion County about 180...

If they can fly it to X35 Marion County about 180 miles NW, Jessie Saint would be the guy.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By pilotkms
I personally know 2 engineers that have elected...

I personally know 2 engineers that have elected to change certain parts on their RV builds. After all, they ARE engineers. Both started their builds years ahead of me. NEITHER have finished their...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By pilotkms
I had the question back in 2015. Search this > ...

I had the question back in 2015. Search this > Cowl Inlet Ramps - needed?. CHTs rarely hit 400
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,144
Posted By pilotkms
Some more real world experience: 7A. IO360...

Some more real world experience:
7A. IO360 Precision Airmotive Injection. Original Lycoming fuel pump. EZ Flo Fuel filters in wing roots. Began with 70 micron. Have reduced to 40 micron 250 hours...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,138
Posted By pilotkms
Lon, I agree with Carl. Since u are not a...

Lon, I agree with Carl. Since u are not a builder this has to be overwhelming. An A&P, even an electronics Guy, will have difficulty as u have experienced. Bruce has a 9A with a Dynon panel. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By pilotkms
Whoever insures your company may exclude the use...

Whoever insures your company may exclude the use of it in the policy. Check this out too.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By pilotkms
+1 for Omega

Search for this - Erratic CHT and/or EGT ? December 2018. Omega details there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,201
Posted By pilotkms
Do a search for BAFFLE MOD. Dan Horton posted...

Do a search for BAFFLE MOD. Dan Horton posted back in December 2008. I just did the same and brought my #3 down 15 degrees. U may have other issues, but this is definitely worth it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By pilotkms
The Plot thickens ....

Just called Usher. Was advised they no longer sell direct and was told to contact Aircraft Spruce. Called ACS, was told they don’t have Usher as a supplier and their only flap motors were not RV...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,884
Posted By pilotkms
Greg - sent u a PM.

Greg - sent u a PM.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,531
Posted By pilotkms
Matco. I change em every annual. I’m not into...

Matco. I change em every annual. I’m not into to trying to save $0.10 or even $10 on inexpensive parts.
Forum: Reviews 11-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By pilotkms
+1

Flew mine there from Georgia 3years ago. TOTALLY agree on quality. Also best price and right on schedule - 6 weeks.
I get compliments all the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By pilotkms
If it were mine I would fix it. Very EZ to fix...

If it were mine I would fix it. Very EZ to fix now. NO BETTER FEELING than filling those tanks with fuel, while on the plane, and they DONT LEAK.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By pilotkms
Going to order 2 in the morning to add to my...

Going to order 2 in the morning to add to my spare parts supply. Will gladly pay for them AND the shipping.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,337
Posted By pilotkms
Just tried the Twitter - SA website approach and...

Just tried the Twitter - SA website approach and found only the regular $99 annual data price. Do we need to do something else or look somewhere else ? Or is $99 all that’s available ??
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By pilotkms
100% complete. I had NO missing or wrong parts. ...

100% complete. I had NO missing or wrong parts. I did have a couple extra small ones - I dont think they were flite critical cuz she’s flying just fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By pilotkms
Just another Data Point

Just got my analysis back yesterday. This at 480 Tach hours in just over 3 years. ~150/yr.
Aluminum 6
Iron 29
Copper. 21
Tin. 2
Nickel. 1
8 hrs per QT seems hi. I use...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,438
Posted By pilotkms
Dynon Skyview is one of the best EFISs, hands...

Dynon Skyview is one of the best EFISs, hands down.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,624
Posted By pilotkms
Dpansier - EXCELLENT !! Thanx for the link. Well...

Dpansier - EXCELLENT !! Thanx for the link. Well explained.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,624
Posted By pilotkms
Rocketbob - can u provide details of the brush...

Rocketbob - can u provide details of the brush size U recommend?? Not positive I have a sticking valve, yet. But not running as smooth as it used to. And getting into that 500+ hour territory. I...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-28-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,856
Posted By pilotkms
No RVs at your airport (keeping it secret?) that...

No RVs at your airport (keeping it secret?) that u can ask what the Phase 1 area was for them? And how they dealt with it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,345
Posted By pilotkms
Dec 2018

Look at my posts (using USER CP in top left corner) starting 12/18/2018. I use Omega connectors. Made specifically for CHT and EGT wiring. Almost 2 years and 300 hours now and rock solid since I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,254
Posted By pilotkms
Matco

Just to add more information here, Matco provides a FREE service of replacing the pads for u when u send in your worn pads. They charge only for the cost of replacing the pad itself. No need for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,755
Posted By pilotkms
Confused ???

I too was confused. Read all the books, studied all the manuals, watched videos and took the EAA wiring class. Totally UNCLEAR on how it all wired together. Had Stein prepare me an interconnected...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-09-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,192
Posted By pilotkms
First flight was in June 2017. Thought was to...

First flight was in June 2017. Thought was to finish 40 hours and fly to OSH. No way could I get it all done. Finished my 40 hours in November. Departed SoCal with 40.1 hours on her and landed at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By pilotkms
I agree with Greg, ground issue. May be tough to...

I agree with Greg, ground issue. May be tough to find.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,360
Posted By pilotkms
Check out McFarlane also. They show different...

Check out McFarlane also. They show different types for engine compartment, blue ones, that tolerate to 400+ degrees. Decide on what u want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,518
Posted By pilotkms
The RV Adventure

Building an RV is long term commitment AND adventure. You’re 1 hour from a big city???? Lotsa RVs in Texas. I visited the factory in Canada before I bought my engine. I visited builders locally,...
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