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Forum: RV-10 07-02-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,417
Posted By Dan B
There comes a time to just say "NO" to a...

There comes a time to just say "NO" to a passenger. That time for my RV9 is 250lb (sometimes less), depending on the passenger's physical health. I get very concerned if a person cannot physically...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Dan B
On my IO320, I have had the "occasional miss or...

On my IO320, I have had the "occasional miss or stutter" several times. Usually occurs five or so minutes after takeoff, while still at full throttle. My engine has a Slick mag and a PMag. I have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Posted By Dan B
A Kroger sun shade has worked well in ours.

A Kroger sun shade has worked well in ours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By Dan B
I keep a log of the landings on our airplane. We...

I keep a log of the landings on our airplane. We have just over 1400 landings logged. I have found that 350 landings is about the time to change out the brake pads. For our airplane, that leaves a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,707
Posted By Dan B
I have no issues downloading data for my Dynon. I...

I have no issues downloading data for my Dynon. I have a lifetime subscription.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By Dan B
I just run a self threading bolt/with washer thru...

I just run a self threading bolt/with washer thru the noodle into the door frame. Let the bolt pull thru the first layer to catch the layer against the door frame.

The noodles are pretty tough and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By Dan B
I have a 40' bifold hangar door that I attached...

I have a 40' bifold hangar door that I attached "pool noodles" to. They compress and form fit to the hangar floor. The door bottom bellows in-and-out with wind pressure. The "pool noodles" have been...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Dan B
Yes, on my RV-9 Berringer nose tire. It became...

Yes, on my RV-9 Berringer nose tire. It became out-of-round with excessive wear in one area. I kept it balanced with stick-on weighs. I use 45 psi in this nose tire. It is an Aero Classic Tubeless,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,597
Posted By Dan B
I also received my LODA from the OKC FSDO today....

I also received my LODA from the OKC FSDO today.

Noteworthy Excerpts:
"to receive or provide aircraft-specific training in an aircraft certificated in the experimental category in accordance with...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dan B
On the average, October is about the best weather...

On the average, October is about the best weather month in the Albuquerque area. That's a good reason the Fiesta is in October. The Fiesta initially was in February in the early 1970s. I would not be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,925
Posted By Dan B
I highly recommend Steinair.

I highly recommend Steinair.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-17-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By Dan B
I would suggest checking the VAF RV White Pages...

I would suggest checking the VAF RV White Pages List. There are several RV9s listed in the Albuquerque area. A call to one of those owners could result in finding a flight instructor with RV9...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,821
Posted By Dan B
I have used Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma and...

I have used Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma and recommend them to my friends. I had starting issues caused by a magneto problem that another shop did not resolve. I called AAO and asked if I could...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By Dan B
I had one GNC-420 that had similar screen issues....

I had one GNC-420 that had similar screen issues. The local Garman dealer could not repair it. Garmin's repair/recondition flat fee was about $1100+. Last year my second GNC-420 screen started going...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Dan B
I have had the Beringer nose wheel on my plane...

I have had the Beringer nose wheel on my plane for over 9 yrs/ 1100+ landings. I adjust the tire pressure to 50 psi every two months. In addition to the preflight visuals, I do a tire pressure check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Dan B
Can send to you via email.

Can send to you via email.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,937
Posted By Dan B
Liquid dish soap has worked very well for me.

Liquid dish soap has worked very well for me.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,937
Posted By Dan B
It comes in the o-ring kit that I have bought...

It comes in the o-ring kit that I have bought from Aircraft Spruce.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,937
Posted By Dan B
Maybe the documents on this link may be helpful...

Maybe the documents on this link may be helpful in identifying your wheel:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/06-03088.php
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,937
Posted By Dan B
I suggest referring to this Beringer Maintenance...

I suggest referring to this Beringer Maintenance Manual:

https://www.beringer-aero.com/sites/beringer-aero.com/files/page/342/mm2018gb10april2018ldreduce.pdf

I have replaced two tires on my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dan B
My wife and I practice stall recognition and...

My wife and I practice stall recognition and recovery on nearly flight. Power on stalls in our RV9 are uneventful. It takes approximately 25 degrees pitch up to induce a power-on stall. KEEP THE BALL...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Dan B
I don't find this statement to be accurate. I...

I don't find this statement to be accurate. I have been using Seattle Avionics data on my Dynon EFIS for about seven years and my experience is that they have always provided a very good service.
Forum: Reviews 12-18-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,645
Posted By Dan B
I installed the B&C in September. It has worked...

I installed the B&C in September. It has worked like a champ since.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,181
Posted By Dan B
I replaced my PP alternator with a B&C two months...

I replaced my PP alternator with a B&C two months ago. B&C was very professional and made it easy to complete my order. The parts were all correct and were shipped when expected. The install...
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-22-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,786
Posted By Dan B
I have a Vans tach, new in the box never...

I have a Vans tach, new in the box never installed. PM me if interested. I also have new in the box Vans AMP, 15 psi fuel press, CHT, and EGT.
Forum: GPS 09-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Dan B
We had an installer that installed our 480 and...

We had an installer that installed our 480 and did not replace the old GPS antenna with the WAAS antenna. It will not acquire satellites and work correctly without the correct WAAS antenna.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,024
Posted By Dan B
Best Tugs Alpha here. My 105 lb wife can now move...

Best Tugs Alpha here. My 105 lb wife can now move the airplane in and out of the hangar.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,578
Posted By Dan B
Started having hard starts hot and cold. The left...

Started having hard starts hot and cold. The left Slick mag started going bad with only about 200 hours on it. Turned out that the coil was going bad. Had the mag overhauled and replaced the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Dan B
I would recommend Walt at: EXP Aircraft...

I would recommend Walt at:

EXP Aircraft Services
Northwest Regional Airport
Roanoke, TX 76262
(972) 746-5154
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By Dan B
We have found that Farm Bureau insures and offers...

We have found that Farm Bureau insures and offers good rates in OK for stand alone hangars on leased pads. My home insurer would not cover our hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Dan B
I went to my nail can. Found the correct diameter...

I went to my nail can. Found the correct diameter and cut to length. The nail has lasted longer than the original pin.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dan B
Does anyone have experience with the K&N Airforce...

Does anyone have experience with the K&N Airforce foam pre-cleaner?
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Dan B
[QUOTE=Plummit;1397619]My RV is a late 2008 QB...

[QUOTE=Plummit;1397619]My RV is a late 2008 QB kit and I assume it has stock fuel caps. I want to rebuild them so that I don't have to worry about the pin breaking so I ordered a rebuild kit from...
Forum: Safety 01-12-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,529
Posted By Dan B
Dynon

You need to talk to Dynon tech support tomorrow. They have always been very responsive to my questions.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,504
Posted By Dan B
RV9 36 Gal Fuel Capacity

We have the IO-320 engine with GAMI injectors and run it lean of peak during cruise. 36.0 gallon fuel capacity.

Our RV-9 engine data down load for a trip climbing to 10,000 cruise altitude from our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,456
Posted By Dan B
Our Oklahoma City EAA Chapter, with 6 airplanes...

Our Oklahoma City EAA Chapter, with 6 airplanes (3 of which were RVs) gave 51 Young Eagles flights to kids at Guthrie, Oklahoma. Many of the kids have never been in an airplane. One of my kids was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dan B
Do you definitely have ADS-B coverage at your...

Do you definitely have ADS-B coverage at your hangar?

ADS-B coverage should meet the current air traffic RADAR coverage/altitude for your area. (Although ADS-B coverage is often better)
ADS-B...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,745
Posted By Dan B
Equipment codes

Suggest you use one of the websites, (ie; Liedo Flt Plan, FltPlan.com, ect) and create your aircraft profile. The website/app will apply your aircraft equipment code to your flight plan.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By Dan B
This may be...

This may be helpful.

http://www.dynonavionics.com/skyview-documentation.php

There is a D10/D100 conversion to Skyview document here.


I used it and it was very helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Dan B
Data base updates

I have updated my Dynon Skyview every 28 days for the last four years with both the Dynon Aviation/ Obstacle and the Seattle Avionics navigation charts databases. I have not had any issues with the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dan B
Maneuvering load factors: Normal...

Maneuvering load factors:
Normal Category??????????.. +3.8g/ -1.5g
Utility Category??????????? +4.4g/-1.8g
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,581
Posted By Dan B
Some additional information and call sign...

Some additional information and call sign guidance:

The AIM provides "basic flight information and ATC procedures for use in the National Airspace System." The AIM, Chapter 4, Section 2 provides...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,742
Posted By Dan B
I have this "Y" tube configuration on my RV9. I...

I have this "Y" tube configuration on my RV9. I do suggest connecting the straight end of the "Y" to the muff with the longest duct run to help balance the airflow. I do have the Vetterman...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By Dan B
I did have a D-180/HS-34/Garmin 420W in my plane....

I did have a D-180/HS-34/Garmin 420W in my plane. (I have since upgraded to SV) I used the Dynon and Garmin install manuals for reference on the configurations. It all worked nicely.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,161
Posted By Dan B
As Jerry E said: http://www.qaa.com Quality...

As Jerry E said:

http://www.qaa.com

Quality Aircraft Accessories. Outstanding!


I dropped my magneto off in the morning for overhaul, went for a long lunch and picked it up after lunch. I did...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-04-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,174
Posted By Dan B
The Aeronautical Information Manual is the source...

The Aeronautical Information Manual is the source document for questions like this.

The AIM "is designed to provide the aviation community with basic flight information and ATC procedures for use...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,614
Posted By Dan B
Garmin multiple GPS antenna install min distance

From the Garmin install manual for IFR installations:

"no closer than 12 inches (center to center, 9 inches minimum) from other antennas, including passive antennas such as another GPS antenna or XM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,088
Posted By Dan B
I have been in a partnership and it has stressed...

I have been in a partnership and it has stressed the best of friendships.

I am now in a co-ownership. Is has been working flawlessly.
I am responsible for hangar costs, insurance, fuel, maintenance,...
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By Dan B
[QUOTE=jmbueller;1299138]Dan B, I meant this...

[QUOTE=jmbueller;1299138]Dan B, I meant this question to be for you: How far aft of the closed canopy and to the side of the slider rail did you mount yours? My ELT antenna is located just aft of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By Dan B
I use silicone lubricant on my slide ramp to help...

I use silicone lubricant on my slide ramp to help smooth the movement.
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By Dan B
These are the parameters that I was concerned...

These are the parameters that I was concerned with:

"c. no closer than 12 inches (center to center, 9 inches minimum) from other antennas, including passive antennas such as another GPS antenna or...
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By Dan B
I would suggest that for optimum GPS and IFR...

I would suggest that for optimum GPS and IFR performance, use the Garmin install manual's antenna location recommendations. I have dual Garmin WAAS systems and have located both antennas IAW Garmin...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-06-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,702
Posted By Dan B
If anyone is interested, I do have several Vans...

If anyone is interested, I do have several Vans gages that I did not use in my build. New and unused in the box: tach, fuel pressure, ammeter, CHT, EGT, and a fuel primer.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,399
Posted By Dan B
I suggest you use the FAA Airplane Flying...

I suggest you use the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook, H-8083-3, as a reference for the commercial maneuvers. Chapter 9 describes the performance maneuvers. A check airman should use this handbook as a...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By Dan B
This is the TFR from the FAA website: ...

This is the TFR from the FAA website: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/


!FDC 8/7963 ZDV CO..AIRSPACE 5.4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SOUTH FORK, CO..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WI AN AREA BOUNDED BY...
Forum: GPS 07-03-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,518
Posted By Dan B
Garmin provides GPS and comm antenna installation...

Garmin provides GPS and comm antenna installation guidance in their installation manuals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,432
Posted By Dan B
FAR 91.109 requires ?fully functional dual...

FAR 91.109 requires ?fully functional dual controls?. I require the same to give a flight review.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By Dan B
My shoulder harness cables became magnitized. ...

My shoulder harness cables became magnitized. Had some success using the soldering iron method.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,038
Posted By Dan B
.....and like looking into the cockpits of new...

.....and like looking into the cockpits of new turbo-props, corporate jets, Boeings, Airbuses......, all with glass screens and a few switches.

From my years of experience flying glass panels since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Dan B
Had the same symptoms. Difficulty in starting...

Had the same symptoms. Difficulty in starting became worse. Mag check was ok, when I could get it started. Checked fuel flow, spark plugs, mag timing, ignition switch, and mag grounding. Turned out...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By Dan B
Your install manual should give you antenna...

Your install manual should give you antenna install requirements for optimal performance.

My ACK manual states "The antenna must be mounted externally, on airframes of metallic construction. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dan B
Mine came back from Garmin basically a...

Mine came back from Garmin basically a refurbished unit. It met new unit tolerances. The software and nav data was also updated. Seems like it all came to about $1k after shipping.
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By Dan B
This time of year, I would not be concerned about...

This time of year, I would not be concerned about a hangar, due the dry climate. You might consider Montrose. Close to Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Grand Mesa. Colorado Natl monument is close to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,684
Posted By Dan B
I transitioned to EFIS/glass over 20 years ago...

I transitioned to EFIS/glass over 20 years ago due to new jets the company purchased. It was a lot easier than learning to scan a six-pack when I worked on my private/commercial/instrument/ATP...
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