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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By sbalmos
Sure, not an issue sending the signal in. Send it...

Sure, not an issue sending the signal in. Send it in on one of the GEA's other voltage inputs, just as you noted (I used GP 3 / Pos 3 - J244-12), and set up the voltage scaling on the input. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By sbalmos
Likewise, I use an extension in my -9A. Mounting...

Likewise, I use an extension in my -9A. Mounting are at the cardinal locations - 12, 3, 6, 9, and the tank selection detents are diagonal-left/right. I also have a universal joint. But that doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,316
Posted By sbalmos
I went ahead and ordered an S-15 from...

I went ahead and ordered an S-15 from usaoilfilters.

Interestingly, I got a reply a few moments ago from K&P, so they're certainly still around. Even though I made clear this was for an experimental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,316
Posted By sbalmos
Given the websites' extreme similarities, I...

Given the websites' extreme similarities, I wonder if usaoilfilters is just a distributor sister-business of K&P. Regardless, the S15 oil filter assembly combo looks to be what we're all familiar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,316
Posted By sbalmos
Interesting, looking back through the archives....

Interesting, looking back through the archives. Challenger is just up the road from me. But I sent an email this morning to K&P, the non-PMA manufacturer behind them, based on archived threads. We'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,316
Posted By sbalmos
We'll see whether my Tempest 6-pack ships this...

We'll see whether my Tempest 6-pack ships this week. It said it was backordered to tomorrow. But then if you look at another part of the split order in Spruce, it's backordered into May at least....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,162
Posted By sbalmos
I'll post as an SnF first-timer and say I had a...

I'll post as an SnF first-timer and say I had a relatively good time. Absolutely Heidi and Mary Jane were THE BEST, hands down. Heidi's other half, Victor, will absolutely talk your ear off. And I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,162
Posted By sbalmos
Tom, you and Steve could run an outdoor booth...

Tom, you and Steve could run an outdoor booth with headsets on giving real-time hose assembly demos and immediately be infinitely more interesting than the chef booth demoing pots and pans. :D Hope...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By sbalmos
Honestly never heard of the Waddington Effect...

Honestly never heard of the Waddington Effect until tonight. Thanks for a funny-because-it's-true chuckle Mike. :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By sbalmos
Most years it's just a habitual task on the...

Most years it's just a habitual task on the checklist. Some years as part of other tasks I have the wheel off, caliper unhooked, etc to do something else. Next year I'll be replacing the brake pads....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By sbalmos
Beringer brake no pressure - burbling in master cylinders while bleeding

I've had Beringer brakes for the life of my bird, and have never had issues bleeding them each year during my condition inspection / winter maintenance tasks. This year, the left brake (surprise,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By sbalmos
Get enough of them biting, and you can either say...

Get enough of them biting, and you can either say "ooo it tickles!" or "why do I feel so warm all over?" :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-08-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,139
Posted By sbalmos
I haven't seen a NOTAM come out yet. Planning to...

I haven't seen a NOTAM come out yet. Planning to probably fly down and do the homebuilt camping thing for the first time. I'm assuming that given it's scaled-down from Oshkosh, the facilities and...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-14-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By sbalmos
I'm going to chock it up to brainless Friday....

I'm going to chock it up to brainless Friday. Trying to remember how I did this 5 years ago with the current pants. I know about the build-up - I did about 3-5 layers of glass on the current pants....
Forum: Fiberglass 01-14-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By sbalmos
U-810 flange to wheel pant gap?

I'm having one of those "something doesn't quite look right" moments. I'm fitting replacement wheel pants this winter, after a flat tire last year ripped up the bottom of one.

It's a bit of a bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By sbalmos
Drool. You didn't have Jimmy paint it olive green...

Drool. You didn't have Jimmy paint it olive green with a yellow lightning bolt though. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By sbalmos
I originally had the same issue with my...

I originally had the same issue with my IO-320-E1A. Honestly, if you're willing to go down this route, is to swap out the sump for one that has the airbox intake in the midpoint. Also if it was like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,391
Posted By sbalmos
The UV protection used to be a special-order...

The UV protection used to be a special-order addition, as it was with my bubble. Apparently that's also now standard. Not familiar with the new tinting. Oh well. Interesting nonetheless.

Yeah, I was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,564
Posted By sbalmos
Yup, a few of us have. You need to have your...

Yup, a few of us have. You need to have your switches and lights on subpanels that are mounted behind the main panel. This is so you can "sandwich" the mount plate, then an electroluminescent (EL)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By sbalmos
Mmm sweet sweet ice cream toppings. That's why...

Mmm sweet sweet ice cream toppings. That's why it's called light sweet crude oil, right? Caramel with a hint of smoke. Could be dark chocolate like I like my ice cream topping. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By sbalmos
Completion Hobbs about to pass 11,000

Someone else on one of the RV Facebook groups put up a screenshot. We're going to pass 11,000 completed RVs tomorrow! :eek:

Yes I know, we've most likely already passed it, but still...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By sbalmos
I'm on the wrong end of the state, down in...

I'm on the wrong end of the state, down in Cincinnati. But once I finish up a replacement of my wingtip nav/strobes, I could probably fly up on a weekend. My cousin is based at BJJ, so there or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By sbalmos
Yeah, the connector mating was the first thing I...

Yeah, the connector mating was the first thing I checked. Even repinned the connectors. But the fact that I am reproducing it consistently even on the bench power supply directly connected to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By sbalmos
Failing AeroLEDs strobe?

Wondering if anyone else has experienced a failing AeroLEDs strobe? I have the Pulsar NSPs, and it seems the strobe part of one of the wingtip nav/strobe lights is failing. I pulled off the wingtip...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,777
Posted By sbalmos
Mel, you know it's not just the sound, it's the...

Mel, you know it's not just the sound, it's the requisite puffs of oil and sometimes a belch of fire from the pipes. You'll need an ECU to control the puffing from a smoke oil setup along with the...
Forum: Interiors 09-04-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By sbalmos
*facepalm*. Sometimes the answer is staring you...

*facepalm*. Sometimes the answer is staring you right in the face. Thank you. The mount even has neoprene spacers of differing thicknesses already, albeit for some other reason.
Forum: Interiors 09-04-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By sbalmos
GoPro mount for windshield brace tube?

Anyone have recommendations for a GoPro mount to the windshield center brace tube of a slider? I bought one of the tube mounts from MyPilotPro at OSH. But the brace tube is just a little bit narrower...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,777
Posted By sbalmos
I thought a 14 was more appropriate too, or at...

I thought a 14 was more appropriate too, or at least a 7. Something that you'd think would conventionally handle the higher HP. But they said a 9A builder was going to be ready with building the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,777
Posted By sbalmos
Hate to bust the thread, but my cousin (a 182 &...

Hate to bust the thread, but my cousin (a 182 & 210 driver and a metallurgist) and I talked with them at length at OSH. They have a prototype airframe already lined up. It's... An RV-9A. Shocked me,...
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,611
Posted By sbalmos
Well, this is certainly going to be something I'm...

Well, this is certainly going to be something I'm going to have to watch on every CI. I've got a 3-blade 2015-era prop on my 9A, about 140 hours on it. No indications of cracks or anything at all at...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,994
Posted By sbalmos
No word. And I asked, no word on target engine...

No word. And I asked, no word on target engine size. Greg would've had to kill a lot of us if he did mention. ;)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,994
Posted By sbalmos
There will (eventually) be a nosewheel model....

There will (eventually) be a nosewheel model. Taildragger first.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,994
Posted By sbalmos
This is about it from Rian. More next OSH.

This is about it from Rian. More next OSH.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,994
Posted By sbalmos
They're going through everything else right now,...

They're going through everything else right now, leaving it for the end.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,994
Posted By sbalmos
It was packed here already at 8:15. Kitplanes is...

It was packed here already at 8:15. Kitplanes is filming (maybe streaming?) two rows in front of me. Maybe check the EAA A/V page, because I think they were going to be streaming "select forums"?
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,496
Posted By sbalmos
i don't know the center tunnel structural...

i don't know the center tunnel structural differences between the 9 and 14, but I'm guessing you tied the back into the center flap brace? And up front, did you tie the top edge of the angled console...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,319
Posted By sbalmos
Trying to keep up the family-friendly facade. :D...

Trying to keep up the family-friendly facade. :D It ain't no SOS Bros beer tent. That's in our favor for family-friendly, right? :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,319
Posted By sbalmos
You're not counting the attempts to get Jenny or...

You're not counting the attempts to get Jenny or Stein's gang to dance on the tables?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,360
Posted By sbalmos
Tossing another one into the thread. Just...

Tossing another one into the thread. Just received my LODA this morning, sent application email in mid-day last Saturday. Cincinnati FSDO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By sbalmos
THANKS Jerry! That would be awesome. I'll happily...

THANKS Jerry! That would be awesome. I'll happily pay for part of the site that night. Or what kind of beer do you like? :D Now I have to find my small tent still buried downstairs in the pile of...
Forum: ADS-B 07-04-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,286
Posted By sbalmos
John, I actually had the exact same thing to this...

John, I actually had the exact same thing to this a few weeks ago, and went through everything with the G3xpert gang. We were ready to RMA, but I wanted to check one last thing. I ended up figuring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By sbalmos
HBC for one night then HBP?

I'm planning out logistics for a twist to my Oshkosh plans. The cousin and I have our usual off-airport accommodations for the whole week, Sunday to Sunday. However, I'm volunteering on the South 40...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By sbalmos
Congrats to Sean are queued up. Another one (very...

Congrats to Sean are queued up. Another one (very soon) joins our flock here at HAO. I'm going to have to get stronger sunglasses when I stop down to visit!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,075
Posted By sbalmos
Been watching this thread. I'm gobsmacked at what...

Been watching this thread. I'm gobsmacked at what it ended up being. Wow. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,319
Posted By sbalmos
Another sign the world has returned to its...

Another sign the world has returned to its regularly-scheduled (an)normalcy. Wouldn't miss it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By sbalmos
A general FYI suggestion, Amazon sells a cheap...

A general FYI suggestion, Amazon sells a cheap hand held digital hook scale, actually marketed for weighing luggage. Makes for a great and accurate (enough) way of measuring the breakout force. I do...
Forum: Reviews 03-20-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,474
Posted By sbalmos
Interesting, Tom! I'll have to keep around a note...

Interesting, Tom! I'll have to keep around a note about that. I've got one fitting on my Andair that very slowly drips when that tank is full. So I just burn off the top of that tank first. But maybe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By sbalmos
Polygone gel to soften the sealant. And a...

Polygone gel to soften the sealant. And a somewhat sharp regular screwdriver to slip under the edge of the cover plate and pry it open off the end rib. Done it a couple times now. The Polygone is...
Forum: Reviews 12-18-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,474
Posted By sbalmos
Tom, I've got no dog in this hunt. But AFAIK,...

Tom,

I've got no dog in this hunt. But AFAIK, the Newton valves only have 1/4" openings, not the 3/8" openings that SDS and EFII require for their high-flow purposes. Right, wrong, fake news, ... ?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By sbalmos
The part is the AK-41H rivet, available at both...

The part is the AK-41H rivet, available at both Spruce and the factory store. There is no 3/32 version, just the 1/8 as others have mentioned. Shouldn't be a problem to carefully countersink to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By sbalmos
IO-320 Intake tube compatibility

This might be a bit obscure... I have an IO-320-E1A with an E2A sump. In the parts catalog, the intake tubes are Lycoming parts 61363, 61364, and 61365. There are no sources I can find that have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 498,813
Posted By sbalmos
Daaaaang, congrats Rocky. Dare I say "about...

Daaaaang, congrats Rocky. Dare I say "about time"? :D I know I was also in that who's-finishing-first rib-jabbing club. Just passed 100hrs the other day, and I take the bird down to Jonathan to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,372
Posted By sbalmos
It'd be more appropriate if it were a Fosters oil...

It'd be more appropriate if it were a Fosters oil can, Scott. If I smell hops and malt the next time I'm following you to 29, now I know why.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,367
Posted By sbalmos
Noted Mel. With the 150 and the Catto, it already...

Noted Mel. With the 150 and the Catto, it already climbs like a banshee. I've, at times, seen people mention cruise maxes in the 160s or so. Was just curious. Call it repressed jealousy. :P
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,367
Posted By sbalmos
150 vs 160 performance diff?

So I've got an IO-320-E1A (thus a 150hp model) on my 9A, spinning a Catto 67x71 3-blade. Perfectly happy with it, typically doing 140 KTAS at 2350-2400 RPM. For curiosity, a few weeks back I did a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
Posted By sbalmos
Robert has a mounting flange for that....

Robert has a mounting flange for that. https://www.flyefii.com/products/accessories/throttle-body-flange-adapter/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By sbalmos
Welcome to VAF. Maybe contact Scott Hersha on...

Welcome to VAF. Maybe contact Scott Hersha on here. A lot of us VAF folks are based at HAO. EAA Chapter meeting this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 if you're interested.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,411
Posted By sbalmos
I did some decent experimenting a few weekends...

I did some decent experimenting a few weekends ago with my 9a during my flight review with a local 7a driver. I have a 150hp IO-320-E1A and a 3 blade Catto. We ended up agreeing on 70-75kts at just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By sbalmos
Larry's generally correct. The RPM sensor can be...

Larry's generally correct. The RPM sensor can be removed. It will come from the tach wire from the ECU. Ask Robert about the FFI-1 fuel flow converter, which takes the injector pulse signals from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By sbalmos
For purposes of others searching the forums in...

For purposes of others searching the forums in the future, the required flange is Newton's A30L-Vans. Rob at Newton is working to set up Spruce to sell them. Thanks to Randy for providing the pointer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By sbalmos
Sourcing flange for Newton 300 cap?

Hi all,

I'm building a replacement for my 9a's 2012-era left tank. Enough trying to fix baffle leaks that keep cropping up. Back then, I ordered the deluxe locking caps, which really are the Newton...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,157
Posted By sbalmos
Okay, okay... I'll eat crow. Roast crow makes for...

Okay, okay... I'll eat crow. Roast crow makes for a nice alternative to chicken, and is different than the glut of turkey we'll have in a month.

Already posted up in the other thread. But I got a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 210,909
Posted By sbalmos
What I thought was going to be highly improbable...

What I thought was going to be highly improbable to achieve and left to the more-powerful RVs happened this past Saturday. Took advantage of a crisp, cold fall day, grabbed my oxygen, and went...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,157
Posted By sbalmos
I know there's a 200kt Club Bill. I'll never...

I know there's a 200kt Club Bill. I'll never achieve that in this bird. This is the 200mph Club. ;)
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