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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By pa38112
WTB 3X Rivet Gun

I am in need of a 3X Rivet Gun. PM me if you have one to sell. - Thanks!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By pa38112
2-1/4" Sigtronic Intercom for sale

I have a 2-1/4" round SPA-400 with plugs. $30 + shipping.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By pa38112
Have you grounded the plane for this? At a...

Have you grounded the plane for this? At a minimum I would replace the existing bolt right now, but it would be a really good idea to correct this before further flight.
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By pa38112
If you research this more you will find out the...

If you research this more you will find out the the orientation for Hand Propping is NOT the best orientation for vibration minimization. A Whirlwind is very light, so it is not a big deal. Props...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By pa38112
The problem with them is that most people to not...

The problem with them is that most people to not understand them. It took me quite a while to figure out. Once I did, I like it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By pa38112
When running LOP, the FF is the power setting....

When running LOP, the FF is the power setting. You can ignore MP. On my O-360-A1A I run set my RMP about 2,400 and then pull the mixture out until I get below 75%. I then play with the throttle...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By pa38112
The US government owns the GPS system. They can...

The US government owns the GPS system. They can do with it what they want. There are at least 5 other countries with satellite based navigation systems, but the US has authority to jam those signals...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By pa38112
You won't beat a Whirlwind: ...

You won't beat a Whirlwind: https://whirlwindpropellers.com/aircraft/product/ga200l-2-blade-propeller-for-lycoming-o-320-io-360/
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By pa38112
New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in...

New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in series with stainless steel wool stuffed in them. It's OK, but my wife would like more hot air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By pa38112
It has been years since I did the practice kit. I...

It has been years since I did the practice kit. I misunderstood what the jig was for. I recall having to lay-out the rivet spacing on the training edge, but my memory is poor. Since you said it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By pa38112
So I guess there is no need to teach math since...

So I guess there is no need to teach math since we now have calculators?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By pa38112
That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the...

That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the purposes of the practice kits is to teach you how to use the tools and techniques needed to build a plane. The idea here is to learn to do lay-outs and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By pa38112
I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger...

I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger issue is running them when they are over 200F. There is no way you are going to stop them from hitting 200F after shut down.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By pa38112
ATC altitude question

The altitude we see on our altimeters is corrected for atmospheric pressure prior to takeoff. The encoder that transmits our altitude to ATC is not. Is the encoder set to standard conditions and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By pa38112
Tail wheel training cart

Years ago I saw an article on building a cart that was towed behind a vehicle to teach tail wheel rudder control. It was a tail wheel wooden cart with rear steering controlled by a 2" x 4" that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By pa38112
In automotive you would learn to paint, but you...

In automotive you would learn to paint, but you would spend 90% of your time prepping, and automotive prep is not the same as GA prep. I would get a job at a GA paint shop, do that for a while - see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By pa38112
I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is...

I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is just a little slow. It works better then acetone, but I do use acetone to clean after the old sealant is removed, because the MEK substitute leaves...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,775
Posted By pa38112
I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...

I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,977
Posted By pa38112
I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the...

I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the nosewheel stopped it from flipping over.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By pa38112
Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not...

Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not fix it; they found some bad wires, and that did not fix it. Then they sent e-mag for rebuilt because they don't know what else it could be? There are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By pa38112
Personally, I think there is a market for custom...

Personally, I think there is a market for custom weighted props. If you want to add 8 pounds to your nose, just order a composite Whirlwind prop with 8 pounds of steal, (or lead, or whatever) molded...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,936
Posted By pa38112
Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My...

Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My personal experience is that magnetos are not reliable. I have had varying degrees of failures on at least 4 occasions; however, they are safe because...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,006
Posted By pa38112
Excellent to know that this can be done! I have...

Excellent to know that this can be done! I have thought of dropping the oil pan, but there does not seem to be a way to access from there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,416
Posted By pa38112
You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. ...

You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. Insurance will only tell you how much they will give you. It is on the owner to find a shop to work on an experimental, negotiate the cost, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,592
Posted By pa38112
Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool...

Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool mandrel. If they still crack then I would say you have some bad rivets.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By pa38112
I don't know what the current break-in...

I don't know what the current break-in recommendations are (5-10 Hrs of hard running ?), but as soon as the cylinders are broken in I would be running LOP. After you have the rings seated what would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By pa38112
I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I...

I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I just shortened the caulk gun, and used it with the proseal mini tubes. did not make a piston.
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By pa38112
I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My...

I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My son has a Whirlwind GA on his 6A with an O-320. He out-performs me in every phase of flight except climb rate.
When he had a Sensenich the planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By pa38112
The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame...

The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame takes maybe 6-7. Repacking the wheel bearings takes the longest, followed by removing the spar cover and rear bulkheads for inspections. There is nothing...
Forum: Propellers 08-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By pa38112
Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or...

Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or their CS prop?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By pa38112
The electric fuel pump can cause erratic...

The electric fuel pump can cause erratic readings. Was that shut off?
Remember, the red cube measures fuel flow to the carb, not the fuel flow that the engine is consuming. If you have a sticking...
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By pa38112
I am not building anything right now, but I have...

I am not building anything right now, but I have a couple of Vans wing practice kits if you want to come pound some rivets and see how the process works. I also have a complete RV7 Empennage you can...
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By pa38112
This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A...

This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A with a O-360 and FP Sensenich. My son has a RV6A with a O-320. His use to have a FP Sensenich. The two planes performed almost identical except I could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By pa38112
It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There...

It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There could be a nice plane with a nice low time engine and the line guy backs the fuel truck into wing a fuselage.
I would buy that salvage engine any day....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By pa38112
Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air...

Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air cycles. This does not happen in the tank because there is enough vapor pressure to prevent it; however, external Pro-Seal that is exposed to fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By pa38112
FSDO regions

Interesting: I have a RV in New Jersey, and one in California. My NJ LODA came from the Philadelphia FSDO, the CA LODA came from the South Florida FSDO...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By pa38112
Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. ...

Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. I have seen examples of the torque seal breaking off of the threads without breaking the torque seal. This allows the clump of torque seal to spin...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By pa38112
He is not going to hear the radio over the mower....

He is not going to hear the radio over the mower. He is focused on mowing, not looking for you. Buzz him and give him time to move.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By pa38112
Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice...

Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice kit for this...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By pa38112
+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors)...

+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors) in my son's RV6. I am happy with it. Another option would be to buy a used UBG-16. I have one in my 6A and am happy with that too.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By pa38112
e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more...

e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more information.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By pa38112
send me your e-mail address and I will send you...

send me your e-mail address and I will send you one...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By pa38112
Altitude Reporting

I have a Garmin 345 with the integrated altitude encoder. I set it up and calibrated it per the manual, but every time I talk to ATC they see me as 900' off. Does anyone have a set-up procedure for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By pa38112
Formation of 6 - near LA

Whoever was flying in a formation of RV's over 70 outside of LA - Thank you !
I am visiting from New Jersey. About 7:00pm I was on 70 heading into Walnut when a formation of six RV's flew overhead....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By pa38112
I would run a separate (temp) P-lead and see if...

I would run a separate (temp) P-lead and see if the problem persists. if not, you have a wiring or switch issue.
Is this a new problem? Have you confirmed the timing?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By pa38112
Aaaa, I thought he was saying it is bypassing the...

Aaaa, I thought he was saying it is bypassing the filter box. If there is no ram air inlet below the cylinders then yes you are loosing performance (maybe), but no, there is no harm being done. This...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By pa38112
Your engine is ingesting unfiltered air. That is...

Your engine is ingesting unfiltered air. That is not the best situation.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-24-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By pa38112
Paul, thanks for the report - I'll go a few more...

Paul, thanks for the report - I'll go a few more years before worrying about it.
I assume in 10 years you have had your P-mags upgraded at least once, but any longevity/preventative maintenance ...
Forum: Tools 06-23-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,059
Posted By pa38112
I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just...

I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just yesterday I needed to use them and was a thinking how I much prefer the one I got from ACS.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By pa38112
P-mag rubber hose

I am thinking the rubber vacuum hose that comes with P-mags should be replaced every three years. Does anyone have a source for this hose, or an alternative?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By pa38112
The #1 Golf Course in the country is right next...

The #1 Golf Course in the country is right next to 19N. The question is: what is your handicap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,436
Posted By pa38112
I should have updated this tread... They got...

I should have updated this tread... They got back to me on FB and are shipping my tanks shortly. That seems to be the best way to communicate with them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By pa38112
prop log.. If the prop were to be replaced, the...

prop log.. If the prop were to be replaced, the weights would come off too. There is no wrong answer, but I think most people would look in the prop log for this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,844
Posted By pa38112
My wife is not a fan of flying. We are in a 6,...

My wife is not a fan of flying. We are in a 6, not an 8, but we routinely do 6 hours in two 3 hour legs with a lunch or dinner stop. We have done several 8 hours in 4 hour legs. Once we did 14 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,436
Posted By pa38112
Latest on Hotel Whisky

Does anyone know the latest on Hotel Whisky Aviation? I know they changed hands and then had some quality problems they were trying to work through. Now there seems to be silence. I ordered and paid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By pa38112
I found it extremely helpful to build my...

I found it extremely helpful to build my empennage at Synergy. The basic class taught be the basics. I would have struggled building the empennage with just the basic class. Once the empennage was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By pa38112
What you are seeing is fairly normal. Having said...

What you are seeing is fairly normal. Having said that, if it gets in an injector it will likely plug it. The filters seem to be doing their thing. Keep an eye on them, and keep flying.
Forum: Northeast 05-26-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,864
Posted By pa38112
Skip Martha's Vineyard. Instead go to either...

Skip Martha's Vineyard. Instead go to either Nantucket or Block Island. Tangier is interesting, but after an hour and a half you will have seen the whole thing and be ready to leave.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,571
Posted By pa38112
Why replace auto plugs

I run spark plugs in my car for 60,000 with no issues. Why is it that everyone recommends replacing auto plugs every year? The only answer I have heard is "They are cheap", and that does not tell me...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By pa38112
RV6A - I took the valve apart and fuel shot up...

RV6A - I took the valve apart and fuel shot up hitting me in the eyes. I plugged the valve with one hand and rebuilt the stem (new o-rings) one-handed with the other hand, all while blind and with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By pa38112
I have the same set-up. The way the pump works...

I have the same set-up. The way the pump works creates pulses in the fuel flow. The fuel surges forward, and then slightly retracts when the pressure decreases. This gives an artificially high fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By pa38112
Save yourself a ton of money and installation...

Save yourself a ton of money and installation time/complexity. An EZ heat pad will warm the oil and engine. They are about $150, don't take up any space, and work fantastic. I have had them on 5...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,490
Posted By pa38112
Properly installed, two P-mags is by far the best...

Properly installed, two P-mags is by far the best option. Why mix technologies - the chance of both failing is almost un-heard of.
Forum: California 04-30-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By pa38112
Tiedowns are available and reasonable. Hangers...

Tiedowns are available and reasonable. Hangers are hard to come by. My son (Hunter) has his RV tied down and has been on the hanger waiting list for over a year. With the weather their, being...
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