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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for POSTING.... I am interested in your...

Thanks for POSTING.... I am interested in your experience, performance, etc.

I am interested in this system as well just for knowledge sake. I was not aware of it until thumbing through Spruce...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Nice. almost a Million. A bargain in this market....

Nice. almost a Million. A bargain in this market. Good grief the prices of properly has gone nuts. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,087
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Oh I see. Thanks for the correction. The only...

Oh I see. Thanks for the correction. The only time it is correct to lean for takeoff of course is at high density altitude airports.

Rod Machado Great Video Worth a Watch Very Informative and...
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 57,223
Posted By gmcjetpilot
As Fritz said make sure Carb is operating...

As Fritz said make sure Carb is operating properly... To answer your question YES the needle on the float bowl meters and shuts fuel off to not over flow the bowl when full. There has been a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By gmcjetpilot
UGLY? Do you not see my thumbnail of my dog? Ha...

UGLY? Do you not see my thumbnail of my dog? Ha ha. All this NAV range is highly dependent on the VOR (high altitude, lower, terminal) and your altitude. My point being an antenna in the wing tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,087
Posted By gmcjetpilot
There is no dangerously close to detonation when...

There is no dangerously close to detonation when below 75% power.**

** That is assuming, good fuel octane, timing standard (typ 25 deg BTC) and standard compression (not racing high comp...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By gmcjetpilot
ADS-B is not required for Class G airspace....

ADS-B is not required for Class G airspace. Original question is once ADS-B is installed in TAIL # XYZ can you remove it or disable it.
Assuming EAB plane flown in class G airspace why not? I may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,087
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I did not read the whole thread but.... FREE...

I did not read the whole thread but....

FREE FLOWING in-take, induction from outside are to intake valve and non restrictive exhaust from exhaust valve to outside is "GOODNESS" (technical term...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Like anytrhing house, car, plane you look at...

Like anytrhing house, car, plane you look at compriables and what they SOLD FOR... I put SOLD FOR in Caps becasue asking is not sold. This gets you "market value". The market can go up and down. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thank you for great replies. Keep those coming....

Thank you for great replies. Keep those coming. Did not think of remote flip/flop and Ident buttons on stick. Great idea.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By gmcjetpilot
GRT (Grand Rapid Technology) Horz EFIS, What COM and Txpdr Do you USE?

I ordered a GRT Horizon 10.1 for my latest project. I did not buy radio or transponder yet. GRT (Grand Rapid Technologies) works with Trig well and what sell for both COM and Txpdr. They also sell a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes almost every day. Every airliner you see...

Yes almost every day. Every airliner you see landing at any major airport is doing an ILS even in VFR conditions. GPS approaches still have higher mins. However agree small airports often only have...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I solved the problem. I went all GRT.... like the...

I solved the problem. I went all GRT.... like the company, people, and with airshow discount it was cheaper to buy and no charge for updates. Future upgrade and repair if ever needed will be less...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By gmcjetpilot
As usual the VAF Forum Community comments are...

As usual the VAF Forum Community comments are gold. Thank you.

I went with touch. The hard buttons are still there. It is easier to type in data verses joggle through the alpha numeric list and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Touch Screen or NOT to Touch Screen

Touch screen a must have option?

Dynon Horizon 10.1 Touch worth vs the non touch with the premium (about $275). Never used one but what is the difference. How handy is the touch (I am guessing very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Wheel. Reinvent the wheel? No need. Please...

Wheel. Reinvent the wheel? No need.

Please follow the standard sheet metal methods and tools and practices as published in many manuals and AC 65-15A, FAA-H-8083-31A, and many other great books on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,515
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You make a good point. In the old days on large...

You make a good point. In the old days on large grass fields you could land into or near into the wind, and the dirt/grass would allow the tires to slip an skid on the turf. The too strong x-wind is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,515
Posted By gmcjetpilot
[QUOTE=rocketman1988;1601306] Quote: Originally...

[QUOTE=rocketman1988;1601306]
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcjetpilot View Post
You can disagree agree all you want. I'm not sure if you're talking about airliners but I've got 737/757/767 Boeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,515
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You can disagree agree all you want. I'm not sure...

You can disagree agree all you want. I'm not sure if you're talking about airliners but I've got 737/757/767 Boeing time, and sometimes I might use a little bit of a kick straight method in really...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Oh that does it. I guess I have to take my floats...

Oh that does it. I guess I have to take my floats off my RV-7. :D
Yep the weekend before the show is wet, but the show weather looks good, fairly mild temps and just sprinkles (by Florida standards)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,515
Posted By gmcjetpilot
What do you mean "worth it"? Getting a TW...

What do you mean "worth it"? Getting a TW endorsement does not require a written, but does require you sit down and read books on the "ART" of flying a "Conventional Gear" (tailwheel) plane. There is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Who knows. Plan on arriving per NOTAM before...

Who knows. Plan on arriving per NOTAM before daily airshow. If full they'll tell you no bueno. Fingers crossed for good weather and lot's of HB camping parking. They will have a spot for you.

There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,068
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I do the 20 degree flap when aligned with full...

I do the 20 degree flap when aligned with full deflection aileron, but I keep doing rolls on final. Go figure. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,285
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes Sir. Dan rolled his own but this is similar...

Yes Sir. Dan rolled his own but this is similar to the Sam James Cowl/Plenum.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,285
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I don't disagree with your minimalist approach....

I don't disagree with your minimalist approach. But weight? Bare aluminum baffles end up oxidizing after the clad wears off (if they were even clad to start with). If someone pulls cowl and you sew...
Forum: Flight Testing 03-17-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By gmcjetpilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195262

https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2018/media/SE_Topic_18-05.pdf

Bad Idea? No. I like your idea of going to practice and test. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,473
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The filters can wear, shrink, but they are...

The filters can wear, shrink, but they are reusable for a long time, so baby them, and follow proper cleaning and treatment. I agree the prices are ridiculous.

You are good to go with Amazon in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I got to meet Mike Patey at Oshkosh last year. I...

I got to meet Mike Patey at Oshkosh last year. I asked him how he is so productive and able to build these airplanes. He built a lancair with a IO780 and replaced it with a Pratt & Whitney turbine....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-12-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I just watched some YouTube Videos from people...

I just watched some YouTube Videos from people flying in and taxing Sun 'N Fun 2019, they show planes being marshalled onto the grass. The turf parking area ground looked pretty good (at least where...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-12-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
B-1B will be at the show as a static. Hope to see...

B-1B will be at the show as a static. Hope to see it fly in. It would be nice if it did a full burner flyby.
Forum: COMM 03-10-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,223
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I edited my previous post but to repeat. To your...

I edited my previous post but to repeat. To your scenario, OK. Not a big deal. Do as I did when I flew with one radio and no other way to monitor a second Freq at all. Ask ATC for ATIS or ask to go...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,223
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I don't get what you are saying? So lets not get...

I don't get what you are saying? So lets not get pedantic about the electronic architecture. You say it is one receiver switching back and forth really fast? OK. Great. Yes you can monitor the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I didn't think of fire ants. As far as power I'm...

I didn't think of fire ants.

As far as power I'm going to buy that 230 watt solar panel. I bought a 12 volt freezer fridge. It's going to be nice not having to buy ice all the time, but it does use...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
CAMPING QUESTIONS

Some assorted Camping Questiuons:


Does the camping area have a charging station OR stations (AC power) to charge things.

Is there WiFi?

Are there food vendors (good ones), besides the CAMP...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,223
Posted By gmcjetpilot
There are lost com procedures for IFR, and VFR....

There are lost com procedures for IFR, and VFR. 7600 (NOT 7700).

How many people can you talk to at one time? One. With many modern COM radios they are 1.5 transceivers. They have one transmitter...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-07-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You did not look hard enough...

You did not look hard enough :D

https://flysnf.org/exhibits/current-exhibitors/

Post it in the thread for everyone. Mike from what I remember the one day I attended over 15 yrs ago, it is not as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Sporty Pilot Shop, Spruce Aircraft and others...

Sporty Pilot Shop, Spruce Aircraft and others sell an adaptor that goes between your headset and the aircraft. It has outputs for cameras. I like the mic in the ear cup hack. There are a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,420
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Could be a scam or mistake. For some reason they...

Could be a scam or mistake. For some reason they think your plane is in San Diego often? San Diego is shot gunning these letters out because they (for some reason) think your plane or you are based...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-04-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
That is what I'm talking about, insider...

That is what I'm talking about, insider knowledge. OK I'll plan on arriving early. I did go to SnF once for one day, in and out. It was Sunday, last day and kind of dead. Hope weather is good.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-04-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Sun N Fun 2022 Advice Tips Tricks

I plan on showing up on the first day (Wed) or the day before and and staying at least through Friday maybe Saturday. I'm going to drive down and I plan on camping. How are the facilities? Similar to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-04-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By gmcjetpilot
"Plastic places"? "Wrong people"? "I'm guessing...

"Plastic places"?
"Wrong people"?
"I'm guessing laying down of layers"?

What?

Did you Google forming Lexan (polycarbonate) or "Plexiglass" (acrylic)? Yes it is possible. Likely not easy and you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The guy who started this ( Bob Snedaker ) laid up...

The guy who started this ( Bob Snedaker ) laid up my empennage fairing using my RV4, when I was based at Arlington WA. It's my plane in the photos for RV4. From this he made a business out of it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The guy who started this did a empennage fairing...

The guy who started this did a empennage fairing using my RV4 when I was based at Arlington WA. It's my plane in the photos. He had no business and just helped out a few RV'ers. From this he made a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,274
Posted By gmcjetpilot
It is a difference in philosophy? In the past...

It is a difference in philosophy? In the past airplanes I rented as a fledgling pilot had no or ONE annunciator, typically alternator. You had to scan, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Fuel Pressure and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By gmcjetpilot
B&C I do not believe makes (manufactures from...

B&C I do not believe makes (manufactures from scratch) contactors (solenoid, relay). They may label or market it as B&C. Their alternators are Nippon Denso, which the "Blue print" and modify. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,289
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Dan why are you measuring Van's cowl inlet at the...

Dan why are you measuring Van's cowl inlet at the back or exit. The total area is measured at the tangent of the radius. Yes? It depends on where the air is stagnating. With the prop beating the air...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,379
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Engine did not detonate. The engine was run at...

Engine did not detonate. The engine was run at high power at 40 BTDC? :eek: Did you borescope piston tops. If you asked Lycoming my guess would be they'd say tear it down for inspection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,068
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes zero flap T/O is fine. Think of all the GA...

Yes zero flap T/O is fine. Think of all the GA planes from C-150/2 to Cherokees, POH recommends zero flap for normal hard surface Rwy T/O. Also all these GA planes POH recommend partial flaps for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By gmcjetpilot
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=158550
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,897
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Fascinating individual solutions. Details are...

Fascinating individual solutions. Details are important. This is a pet subject of mine. The AVERAGE (1st attempt) installation for cooler air in/out 15 yrs ago not as good (on average). Installations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Wheel.... Re-invent.... Follow plans. You have...

Wheel.... Re-invent.... Follow plans. You have two tank sumps? You put clean filtered 100LL in? Airplane hangered? Sump tanks 1st flight and after refuel. The gascolator is after L&R selector and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By gmcjetpilot
No to flutter. Fly within published limits.

No to flutter. Fly within published limits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Sounds like it is running TOO rich.(see last par...

Sounds like it is running TOO rich.(see last par below). Is the pump really the issue? Or is there something internal to the carb. What is the fuel pressure?

Sorry my Rocket Surgeon and Brain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,765
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Jimmy you probably know this but there are many...

Jimmy you probably know this but there are many variables. Here are three I can think of:

1) The engine mounts (the brand and type of isolation mounts) and shims if installed, affects how engine is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Do it now. It has to be done why wait. Are you...

Do it now. It has to be done why wait.

Are you wing tips going to be blind riveted on or nut-plate and screw. You will need to decide on lighting and wiring.

Fiberglass takes time and is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Nice sheet metal work my friend.... Looking Good....

Nice sheet metal work my friend.... Looking Good. So you built the fuselage before the wings. OK. Show there is no one sequence. No worries the wings are easy. You will pound those out in no time. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By gmcjetpilot
a) That is a pretty negative hot take. Maybe your...

a) That is a pretty negative hot take. Maybe your chapter at this time is weak? That can change for the better overtime.

b) All chapters have election meetings once a year. Business is part of all...
Forum: Safety 01-29-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,527
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I like #26 blanket. If you look at any real cold...

I like #26 blanket. If you look at any real cold weather operators, Northern Canada, Alaska parked outside they put insulated covers over cowl.

Never have done this but some use King Sized electric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Ice
Views: 3,454
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Don't know where you are, or where you are going....

Don't know where you are, or where you are going. VFR? Stay out of clouds or visible moisture with Temps below 32F. If you are a brave SE single pilot IFR warrior and find you pick up ice change...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Hate to nay say about baffle mounted oil coolers,...

Hate to nay say about baffle mounted oil coolers, because you have 800 hours trouble free structurally. With oil cooler weight (cooler, hoses, oil in cooler and hoses) weight on the baffle in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Space heaters have caused many fires in homes and...

Space heaters have caused many fires in homes and businesses, and I understand you concern about not having this thing near your plane.

My back of the house bathroom does not get enough (equal)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Ha ha. Technically you are removing the engine...

Ha ha. Technically you are removing the engine from the crankshaft. YEP the engine is built up around the crank shaft..... it's not like a Chevy V8. This is a great video if interested and have time....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,200
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Retard the base timing a few degrees, up to 20...

Retard the base timing a few degrees, up to 20 Deg BTDC that will help temps....
Did you see a difference between fixed and variable?

I am assuming but pretty sure Surefly does not advance timing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,529
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes lot's of rhetoric, yours. Ha ha. Your point?...

Yes lot's of rhetoric, yours. Ha ha. Your point? You took this discourse on a massive non sequitur. 1st you say a backcountry flying webinar you heard didn't mention AOA indicators? mountainflying...
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