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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By jeffw@sc47
SPECULATE on an incident? Not

Where did I “SPECULATE” on the incident?

ed. Ironflight's reason for closing the SAFETY forum thread querying the status of the N787NV fatal crash:
[ed - it is DR’s policy that there be no...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By jeffw@sc47
It seems that the NTSB investigation and the Las...

It seems that the NTSB investigation and the Las Vegas FASSTeam investigation is not present even as an 'Open' case. It would be helpful for RV'ers to know what has been found so far and to be kept...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By jeffw@sc47
RV-7a Fatal Crash N787NV 2/19/22

Van's RV-7A, N787NV: February 19, 2022, near Triangle Airpark (AZ50), White Hills, Mohave County, Arizona.

(NTSB?) Accident Number: WPR22FA100
The accident number may be a Kathyn's Report...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,635
Posted By jeffw@sc47
IO-390 T-bolt oil

After straight mineral up to 11 hours break-in, then Aeroshell W100 till 42 hrs, then went from Aeroshell W100 to Phillips 20W-50. Watched it closely from 42 to 53 hours; 7.0 qts down to 6.0 qts in...
Forum: Southeast 07-28-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By jeffw@sc47
South Carolina

SC In General:
South Carolina has a state income tax. (https://dor.sc.gov/tax/sales)

Greenville County sales tax is 6%. Food from grocery store is not taxed.

All County's have a property tax, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,869
Posted By jeffw@sc47
and, the RV-14A

and, the RV-14A
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By jeffw@sc47
IMO get the Bogart

I initially ordered the RV-A Series Aircraft Towbar M-340-026 from AS, $85 + shipping > a big disappointment, not worth it. I would be glad to sell it to you for $35.

Then bought the Bogert 14A tow...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-03-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,791
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Tried to access halie.com this morning and could...

Tried to access halie.com this morning and could not connect via two different web platforms, simply no connection. Has 'halie.com' been shut down?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,860
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Mine has been different since started flying

I have a G5X and a GDU465. Current flight hours 45.5.

Current display check.
Baro setting: Displayed Alt:
G5X 30.10 890
465 30.10 930 -- 40' difference

Baro...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Silly me, post correction.

>>> Follow up: my bad! While flying I mistook the aileron trim slide L|____.A.|R indicator for the fuel indicator that was correctly indicating L&R fuel levels. There was no "A" in the fuel indicator...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,801
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I had the same 'I-wanna'

I also wanted to get the 3-blade Hartzell. They look terrific!

At SnF I talked to Hatzell engineer and Sean Tucker and a few other persons.

Caveat - This is accessing my cranial data-bank as best I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By jeffw@sc47
an "A" letter in the fuel gauge slider

On the Garmin G3X PFD.

Took off yesterday and a few minutes into a short local flight an "A" appeared in the triangle slider pointer on the fuel gauge indicator ? What does that mean?

Searched the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,183
Posted By jeffw@sc47
"experimental" hyphenated?

This question is for a DAR.If vertical format is acceptable,
can "EXPERIMENTAL" be placarded hyphenated as
"EXPERI-
MENTAL" ?
I'll explain - I want to place it on the under-side of the tilt-up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Guessing at this - -

Guessing, it does not appear to be a Van's kit part, more like something that a builder would fabricate for a unique install need.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,471
Posted By jeffw@sc47
GTX45R software

I have noticed that the GTX45R transponder is not ever included in the G3X software updates.

Do the GTX's not update often or not at all with the G3X system updates? Or, how do you get GTX updates?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Garmin G3X/GTN database install instructions

How do I install downloaded G3X and GTN databases into the panel mount devices.

I am thinking that there must be something unique to installing the databases as the data for both the G3X system and...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Vetterman's 4 into 2 cowl exhaust cut outs

Start with an approximation of the cutouts that you know will need to be enlarged by way of successive cuts, i.e. start knowing the cut outs will be tight.

I enlarged both of the cut outs at least...
Forum: Propellers 01-16-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,908
Posted By jeffw@sc47
found a source on eBay

eBay LINK >
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154542037589?hash=item23fb6c5a55:g:I2wAAOSwRpNg-yIJ

It does appear that 5 and 6 and most all of Aeroshell stuff is not being produced now since a major fire at...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By jeffw@sc47
That depends

Average? = all over the board, too many factors to consider, e.g. how obsessed and focused are you to the build, stick-to-itivness, time you can devote to the build, how far from home to build site,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,936
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Thanks Brian, I have looked at so many docs...

Thanks Brian, I have looked at so many docs pages, I probably saw this a flew right by it. I'll review.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,936
Posted By jeffw@sc47
?? AOA display on Garmin PFD - GDU465

I have a G3X suite installed in my RV-14A and am going through configuration of the system. The part that I am working on now is the AOA configuration. The pieces concerned are the GAP26 (Pitot/AOA...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-30-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 248,361
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Vlad, Sand Wash is in beautiful and rugged...

Vlad, Sand Wash is in beautiful and rugged country, doesn't look like a friendly FBO or self-serve fuel pump at the ramp area.

Do you carry a satellite phone with you, I'm sure that cell towers are...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 843
Posted By jeffw@sc47
EIS sensor configuration settings

Where is a compilation of the IO-390-Exp EIS sensor gauge configurations and ranges markings as a reasonable starting point (color ranges, alerts, tick marks).

There are a few listings here and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By jeffw@sc47
who does RV-14 transition training ??

About a year ago the preliminary advice I got back from insurance agents was that the underwriters would accept transition training for RV-14's was acceptable if the training were done in a similar...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,959
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Crow crotch belt adjustment issue

Originally posted 8/28/20 by RV6-KPTW Do you have the crotch belt and if so, how did you deal with the attachment? Any issues?
Thanks - Dennis

Just found a potential issue I wasn't anticipating >...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,619
Posted By jeffw@sc47
He hovered.

He hovered.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Adjust extension legs

I shortened the extension legs just enough to put the lift chain over the engine. Lifted the engine enough to pull the pallet clear and set the engine down on a couple of 2x4's, then you can adjust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,539
Posted By jeffw@sc47
consider this value argument starter

The plane that you have is totally unique and different than any other 9A in the world.

There is only one of them that was ever built by the manufacturer. It cannot be compared to any other RV-9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Thread where 14 kit numbers are posted?

Where is the thread that folks post their new kit numbers for the 14's?
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,883
Posted By jeffw@sc47
i think this is the gist of the interior vent

The intent of the vacuum vent check valve is to allow the tank to vent from the inside of the wing (within the wing root fairing) if the exterior vent gets blocked by anything (e.g., ice, mud dauber,...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,883
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Searched McM every which way: "The valve is very...

Searched McM every which way:
"The valve is very light and available from McMasters." > NO JOY.
Where it be?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Arial and Arial Bold, usually Bold; 12 and 14 pt...

Arial and Arial Bold, usually Bold; 12 and 14 pt depending on . . .
Forum: Southeast 07-27-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By jeffw@sc47
A little farther south but in-range. The Florida...

A little farther south but in-range. The Florida House in Fernandina Beach Florida.

Havn't been in a few years but it was a great dining experience. Last there it was come in, be seated in-cue at...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By jeffw@sc47
PICS - Interior fuselage primed ?

Here are 4 pics of the fuselage arrival October 2016 and into November having mated the rear empennage and then the rear canopy and some of the floor panels. The primer on the empennage bulkhead, the...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Odd?

That is odd.

What's odd is that you have to point out that you have to label that it's odd. It is what occurred at the time - it are what it are. Live with it, life doesn't follow many steadfast...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,906
Posted By jeffw@sc47
New prop?

Look like prop is new-er.
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By jeffw@sc47
did bunches of things to confirm primed - no joy

The QB fuse was delivered 3 - 4 years ago and I painted the interior, can't send a pic now.

One of the things we did was compare other non-primed aluminum skins and other parts to the interior,...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By jeffw@sc47
reply > What's Primed? ...mothership vid

My link to the YouTube vid did not allow me to reply on YT, therefore this thread.

When I received my QB RV-14A fuselage about 3 1/2 years ago it was not primed. I expected that it would be, as I...
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,340
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Same issue > more info

Yesterday I did an initial engine run on my YIO-390-EXP with Hartzell blended and Hartzell governor S-1-79 (Vans' standard for the 390).

Following two days of getting my facts together and a few...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,311
Posted By jeffw@sc47
A saved video?

Just did an on-line search of CBS This Morning | Saturday, no joy of a video in all of their features this morning unless I missed it.

Did anyone save a video that can be posted?

NEVER MIND _ SAW...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 27,038
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Upper Level Management Decision definition

Definition: A decision made without any regards to the facts.

FAA decision maker Gods, answer this: How does the builder/owner of a newly completed or just purchased E-AB airplane obtain transition...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By jeffw@sc47
G3X configuration settings data file

Is there a way to download a G3X configuration settings text file of the config settings to print out for a record?
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,646
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Initial Budget vs. Cost

There are not many things to control the cost during a build.

Project's have construction budgets and project budgets, a petty cash budget for lot's of trips to NAPA and HomeDepot, and budgets for...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,351
Posted By jeffw@sc47
WELL PACKED

Lycoming Thunderbolt, IO-390 > Foam encased engine, in a box, on a pallet, on another pallet. Took me half a day to unpack.
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,646
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Small bites helps

That's how I did it.
Kind of worked out to about 1 kit per year, over 5 1/2 years. Got my registration back about a month ago - N14ZT. Now getting ready for a DAR inspection, after total of 6 1/2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,544
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Location is 'West Berlin". Is that Berlin,...

Location is 'West Berlin". Is that Berlin, Germany? That could have something to do with the insurance rates.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Got it out!

Longez >
" . . . rack is slightly raised above the panel cutout, but perhaps your rack is riding a little low in the panel cutout."

That was it. The paw that hangs down on the pivoting latch arm was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
thank you all

Longez > My bad!
I was certain that the GTR200 and the GTN650 did not have the cam type lock. I'll get back into it and see if that does the trick. And, the GTN650 still doesn't want to pull free-I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
thank you all

Longez > My bad!
I was certain that the 200 did not have the cam. I'll get back into it and see if that does the trick.

rvdave >
I had considered that a screw may have worked its way loose and was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Neither the comm 200 or the GTN 650 use cam locks...

Neither the comm 200 or the GTN 650 use cam locks to pull them in to the trays - they are both held in with one hex head screw that goes into the rear of their tray. The auto pilot control has two...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
ll I can do is keep wiggling

no joy yet.

BOTH UNITS PULL OUT 3/4" WELL CLEAR OF THE SCREW CONNECT AT THE BACK - THE GTN650 AND THE COMM 200 BOTH ARE HELD IN BY A SINGLE HEX SCREW - NOT THE CAM TYPE LIKE THE AUTO PILOT. Both...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
cam nut is disengaged

The cam nut mounting screw is completely disengaged - both units pull out about 3/4" in their trays from their pulled tight position.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Garmin unit removal from tray problem

My Garmin panel units have been in their trays for at least the last 9 months, and during the install in and out multiple times.

For the GTN650, the comm 200, and the audio panel >>

I needed to...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,072
Posted By jeffw@sc47
On center line of tube

Same as Bgill,

look again at the instruction diagram - the orange dimension marks you indicated are on the center line of the push rod tube.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Sharing a G3X system configuration??

I have a G3X suite installed in my completed RV-14A, currently awaiting the FAA registration certificate to get back to me and then get the airworthiness DAR inspection/sign-off.

A friend with a...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,680
Posted By jeffw@sc47
The IN and OUT lines reversed?

I had some problems with the initial filling and bleeding of my Beringer brake system.

It turned out I had the In and Out lines connected to the parking brake reversed.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,747
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Maybe wait 'till engine is mounted

Based on my experience, you should consider waiting until the engine and most of the stuff is attached to the engine and/or has a spot identified on the firewall before you mount the PPS.

I ended up...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By jeffw@sc47
went well for me

I installed the B&C oil filter adapter on my IO-390 Thunderbolt and all went well - don't remember any big issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Rudder skins are NOT work-outable, they're scrap...

Rudder skins are NOT work-outable, they're scrap now. You need to have skins replaced.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,163
Posted By jeffw@sc47
I did my own WH-00125

I bought all of the stock materials from electronics suppliers and constructed a wiring layout board to build my WH-00125.

All in all it turned out to be more time and effort than I thought it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,915
Posted By jeffw@sc47
in-hangar O2 refill system?

What is your in-hangar O2 refill equipment? Is it something that's available to us po-folk?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Reg Branch weigh-in

I did get through on a call to the FAA Reg Branch today and was told that it is acceptable to name a kit built aircraft, model and serial number anything that you want. For a kit built E-AB the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By jeffw@sc47
unique MODEL and SERIAL NUMBER?

I came across a thread and now can't find it again.

It related to Model and Serial Number on the registration application > that a builder can choose whatever they want to say they are.

That it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,312
Posted By jeffw@sc47
Bill, I will claim to be a card carrying member...

Bill, I will claim to be a card carrying member of the Clean Up and Organize Club, I have been practicing the 'getting organized' merit badge requirements for years - some days the magic works and on...
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