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Forum: Southeast 10-25-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By roadrunner20
Thank you all. I ended up finding the rate on...

Thank you all.
I ended up finding the rate on the county website. You're correct. It's .46 per 100.
It should cost me < $300. I would save that much on my first hangar payment. :)
I should be up...
Forum: Southeast 10-25-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By roadrunner20
NC airplane tax

I'm looking into relocating to NC and wanted to know if there is an annual aircraft personal property tax. I will be based at Western Carolina Regional(Andrews - KRHP).
Forum: Southeast 10-06-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By roadrunner20
Bummer :( Then, I'm assuming they must have a...

Bummer :(
Then, I'm assuming they must have a special aviation taxing authority assessment. Florida hits you once on registration.
Forum: Southeast 10-06-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By roadrunner20
Just curious. Is this an annual tax bill? Or a...

Just curious. Is this an annual tax bill? Or a one time bill when registering a N number?
Forum: Northeast 07-30-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By roadrunner20
That's a shame. I was hoping it would still...

That's a shame. I was hoping it would still continue.
Thanks for the info.
Forum: Northeast 07-29-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By roadrunner20
KBST Belfast(KBST) 2020 Lobster fly-in?

Is this event happening this year?
I'm trying to make plans for an autumn flight up to New England.
I was hoping this would be happening.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-22-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,463
Posted By roadrunner20
I'll be watching your flight tests, as I was the...

I'll be watching your flight tests, as I was the one that returned my Surefly while swinging a catto 3-blade and having kickbacks. This was prior to others suggesting a timing retard to correct it....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-05-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By roadrunner20
I praised SkyTec customer service a bit...

I praised SkyTec customer service a bit premature.
SkyTec originally said they would cover the LS under warranty, but has since reneged on it.
I figured it would be a good time to swap it for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks John. B & C will go away.

Thanks John. B & C will go away.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By roadrunner20
Are you referring to points B, C & D, need to be...

Are you referring to points B, C & D, need to be ground down to the case?
https://i.imgur.com/7x3hYbH.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By roadrunner20
Hey Mike, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry we...

Hey Mike,
Thanks for the feedback.

Sorry we won't be enjoying the Beer tasting this year.

I may consider using the B&C, as it appears to be sized closer to the LS. B&C is priced $145 higher than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By roadrunner20
Replacing 149-12LS with 149-NL Starter

I'm looking at replacing my 12LS starter with the NL.
Has anyone replaced the NL on a Superior IO360 with the forward induction?
Any gothchas replacing it? I'm outside of my home base & have...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-03-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By roadrunner20
Albuquerque RVers to the rescue

Thank you to all the RVers who assisted me when my RV was down on Memorial Day at KAEG.
My cross country trip from Florida to South Lake Tahoe was interrupted when my starter failed while attempting...
Forum: California 05-19-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks Kevin for the info. I don't plan on...

Thanks Kevin for the info. I don't plan on staying in Mammoth or Lake Tahoe. I'll just be continuing my PCT Hike to Canada from where I left off last year. My permit has me starting there. Just...
Forum: California 05-18-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks Greg. We haven?t chatted since I changed...

Thanks Greg. We haven?t chatted since I changed over to the tail wheel years ago. I?ll finally get my chance to do some backcountry on my way home to Florida via Johnson creek.
Forum: California 05-18-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks. I?ll be flying up from mammoth on the...

Thanks. I?ll be flying up from mammoth on the eastern side of the Sierras. I was looking for any known areas for down drafts or shear coming in. I know enough about mountain waves to be on alert &...
Forum: California 05-18-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By roadrunner20
Flying in to Lake Tahoe Airport - KTVL

I'd like to get some local opinions on flying in to KTVL. I'll be flying out there in a couple weeks.

Any winds to be of any concern coming from outside the bowl?

I plan on the approach from the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By roadrunner20
Congrats Jay! I didn't know you sold it. Such a...

Congrats Jay! I didn't know you sold it. Such a beautiful airplane.
I'm sure this one will be as beautiful as the last one. I'll look forward to seeing it at OshKosh 2021
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 176,543
Posted By roadrunner20
Sent you a PM on Pilots n Paws. We can always use...

Sent you a PM on Pilots n Paws. We can always use more pilots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 176,543
Posted By roadrunner20
Wow! Welcome to the club. We've been getting some...

Wow! Welcome to the club. We've been getting some strong southbound tailwinds here recently. Welcome back to Florida. We'll have to get together at KBKV, since there's no Oshkosh this year. At least,...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes. Paul. Right now, the Sierra snow is 68% of...

Yes. Paul. Right now, the Sierra snow is 68% of average. Due to my early start, I still expect to have some snow approaching Sonora Pass & into Lake Tahoe. After that, I should see it start to...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes, I've been watching. Last year was incredible...

Yes, I've been watching. Last year was incredible with 2-3 times above average. I didn't see much trail, as I was either on top of snow or fording fast rivers. Although, I did get to see the Sierra...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By roadrunner20
Duh! You're correct. What was I thinking? I did...

Duh! You're correct. What was I thinking? I did that last year on the PCT going through the Sierra, over 1-13er, 4-12s & 3-11s. I guess I'm good.:)
I was thinking TSA restrictions. Thanks for setting...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By roadrunner20
IsoPro Fuel Canister - Safe in flight?

Anyone have any experience flying into the backcountry with a IsoPro fuel canister?
I was just interested to know if there are any pressure issues in flight. I've sent an info request to MSR as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By roadrunner20
@ Brooksville FL KBKV, $2.59 full service. Self...

@ Brooksville FL KBKV, $2.59 full service.
Self service is $2.60. The FBO here is trying to eliminate the new SS operation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,546
Posted By roadrunner20
Do you get an aircraft carrier landing sign off...

Do you get an aircraft carrier landing sign off on that one? :eek:

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/785C332D-6D17-4902-BB20-3E9FE9BAADC0.jpeg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,546
Posted By roadrunner20
Sunday(4/26) I had a twofer. I did a Pilots n...

Sunday(4/26) I had a twofer. I did a Pilots n Paws mission & was rewarded with an entry into the 200kt club. Direct to Tallahassee, I paid the price going northbound, but got it back southbound on...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-27-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,422
Posted By roadrunner20
I hear you. This one already had new parents...

I hear you. This one already had new parents waiting for her on arrival. This one would have been a keeper. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 176,543
Posted By roadrunner20
Joined the 200kt club while on a Pilots n Paws...

Joined the 200kt club while on a Pilots n Paws mission.
https://i.imgur.com/tYoOkHp.jpg
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-26-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,422
Posted By roadrunner20
One more mission today, delivering Echo to her...

One more mission today, delivering Echo to her new home.
https://i.imgur.com/0udjf1E.png
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-18-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,422
Posted By roadrunner20
Another PNP Mission - Flight to Freedom

Getting antsy with the stay at home order, I decided to fly another Pilots n Paws mission.

Here's the write up on their...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,537
Posted By roadrunner20
I opted out my address in the pilot airmen...

I opted out my address in the pilot airmen registry, but could not with the aircraft registry. Unless, I missed the opt out option on my aircraft registry.
Forum: Propellers 11-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By roadrunner20
weight is 11.6 lbs Front view...

weight is 11.6 lbs
Front view (https://imgur.com/cbcTMHW)
Forum: Job Board 11-07-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,024
Posted By roadrunner20
Northrop Grumman, San Diego My son graduates from...

Northrop Grumman, San Diego
My son graduates from the University of San Diego next year & has already received a firm job offer. He interned there the last couple of years so his hiring was seamless....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-02-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,202
Posted By roadrunner20
I saw the title of this thread, but hoped it was...

I saw the title of this thread, but hoped it was not so.
My condolences to the family. I remember his struggles when his wife passed.

David & I communicated many times over the years. We shared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
DanH & figs, I'll send you a PM as I don't feel...

DanH & figs, I'll send you a PM as I don't feel comfortable posting it to the forum. I'll only say this, I should have just entrusted VAFers to assist in troubleshooting. I'd probably be flying with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Parallel. I?m done troubleshooting as I?ve...

Parallel. I?m done troubleshooting as I?ve removed the unit & it?s on its way back to the vendor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
BTW, to Surefly?s credit, they have agreed to...

BTW, to Surefly?s credit, they have agreed to accept the return and issue me a full credit for the EI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
No option to retard timing.

No option to retard timing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
No. This was not under load. Since I?ve never...

No. This was not under load. Since I?ve never experienced a load issue, I didn?t pursue it further. Not a tired battery either as it was replaced 6 months old.

Thank you all for your input.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes. My kickbacks were always on the first...

Yes. My kickbacks were always on the first rotation too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Update: I have continued to get kickbacks with...

Update:
I have continued to get kickbacks with the light priming suggestions.
Is it due to my light prop? Need to retard timing?

I'm not interested in testing the retard timing option.
Before I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Thank you Scott. Very Interesting. I do only...

Thank you Scott. Very Interesting.
I do only prime on cold starts.
And yes, I do have a light prop. A Catto 3-blade, 2006 model with no nickel leading edge.
I'll see how it goes & will consider the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Thank you Bill. Looks like this has resolved the...

Thank you Bill.
Looks like this has resolved the issue. I hope.
Apparently, you were correct in that I was way over primed.

I did 4 starts, following various down times and have had no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Mixture out on start. Moderate push to full on...

Mixture out on start. Moderate push to full on start. Most times, I'll get the kickback on just 1/2 prop turn


That makes sense.


Thanks. I'm going to the airport now & will give that a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
Half inch throttle. Full mixture. Prime 3-5...

Half inch throttle. Full mixture. Prime 3-5 seconds. More like 5 secs if not flown regularly
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,255
Posted By roadrunner20
starter kickback on new Surefly installation

Need some suggestions on resolving my issue.

On keyed ignition startup... prop will begin start on prop rotation, then reverses slightly, starter re-engages with the grind. Stop
This happens on cold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By roadrunner20
I just received the same notice. Sounds...

I just received the same notice.

Sounds interesting, although the $250 entry is steep IMHO.
And, the round trip fuel expense for the course from St Pete(KSPG) to Marathon(KMTH) 460sm.

I'd consider...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By roadrunner20
The EXP box may only be used under the AMOC for...

The EXP box may only be used under the AMOC for ADS-B In only.
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By roadrunner20
Wow! Looks like I'm the only one, so far, that...

Wow! Looks like I'm the only one, so far, that has > 1000 hours.
It's held up very well. FWIW, I've been using prop guard for half of those hours.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By roadrunner20
Not sure about the fees. I'm assuming they're...

Not sure about the fees. I'm assuming they're waived. Right now, the 2 islands are restricted by the Bahamians and a discrete squawk code is needed. The registration by the agencies is very painful....
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By roadrunner20
Sorry to hear you're missing TT. I know that's...

Sorry to hear you're missing TT. I know that's your favorite.

We're doing well & heading out on a med cruise on the 19th. Then, I'll be deploying to the Bahamas to help out. I'm tasked to work in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By roadrunner20
Hey Carl. RONSIM on this forum is based at KCLW...

Hey Carl.

RONSIM on this forum is based at KCLW with his RV6A.
You can send him a PM. He's in the hangar right across from me on RV Alley.
He's good at monitoring the forum and may reach out to you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,126
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes. It will work on a bottom rivet. Mine has...

Yes. It will work on a bottom rivet. Mine has been leak free for almost 6 years now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By roadrunner20
I'm not sure about the 6. But the 7, was not too...

I'm not sure about the 6. But the 7, was not too painful.
1. Replace engine mount
2. Remove rear fuselage bottom tail panel to install tail wheel mount.
(you may need to replace the V supports that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By roadrunner20
You could try superior air parts....

You could try superior air parts.
https://superiorairparts.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes. And further down the list, it calls out a...

Yes. And further down the list, it calls out a 18k resistor. They recommended starting there and descending until I get a good read.

Thank you all for your feedback & suggestions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By roadrunner20
Looks like my first attempt will be to bypass the...

Looks like my first attempt will be to bypass the resistor completely.
Thanks for the info.

I'll update this this thread & inform GRT & Surefly, so they can update their docs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes. I spoke with GRT & they stated the newer...

Yes. I spoke with GRT & they stated the newer models DO have 2 inputs.
Mine is a 2005 model, which at that time, only provided a single input.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By roadrunner20
I have separate wires running from each p-lead...

I have separate wires running from each p-lead with a 27k resistor to a toggle switch. This enables me to get individual readings sent to the EIS. When switched to the EI, it's now reading zero....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By roadrunner20
Surefly magcheck issue on EIS4000

I've just replaced one slick mag for a Surefly EI. On magcheck, I'm gettng a zero reading for the EI. I'm currently using dual 27k resistors on my magcheck switch.
Before I start replacing that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By roadrunner20
Tail wheel main gear legs are longer. I converted...

Tail wheel main gear legs are longer.
I converted in 2012.
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By roadrunner20
I use LE tape & have also found it protects my...

I use LE tape & have also found it protects my vintage 2005 prop's leading edge from nicks & rain damage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By roadrunner20
I would check with Vans to make sure the 6A & 7A...

I would check with Vans to make sure the 6A & 7A gear leg drilled holes were jig drilled to the gear weldment and will match to prevent toe in/out?

The early 7 model engine mount was match drilled...
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