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Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By airguy
Nope - not when you have a TBR (time between...

Nope - not when you have a TBR (time between REPLACEMENT) instead of a TBO.

Let's call it 2000 hours - times 8 gallons per hour - that's 16000 gallons over the life of the engine. With the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By airguy
The product looks great, but they need a...

The product looks great, but they need a realistic selling price. $580/horsepower is well into giggle territory.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By airguy
Oh well that changes things - my mistake...

Oh well that changes things - my mistake entirely. I thought Continental actually wanted to, you know, SELL the engines. That apparently is not the case.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By airguy
Oh man that's precisely the engine I would love...

Oh man that's precisely the engine I would love to put in a 9A, but Continental won't sell to the experimental market here in the US.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By airguy
ATC Zero?

Anybody know what caused Abilene Approach to go ATC Zero yesterday afternoon? I was returning home from Tulsa and just got to their frequency when they started handing off back to Center for ATC Zero.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By airguy
Is your "colleague" a Lycoming representative? If...

Is your "colleague" a Lycoming representative? If not, I don't think I would drill the hole.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By airguy
Now you've done it, you've tasted it. You'll...

Now you've done it, you've tasted it. You'll never be the same again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 63,741
Posted By airguy
Challenging? No. I flew about 500 hours without...

Challenging? No.

I flew about 500 hours without them, then when I went and got my IFR ticket I installed them for use during IFR ops, and man I can tell you they certainly are handy for that. For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By airguy
I'm not entirely sure I would want my face to be...

I'm not entirely sure I would want my face to be the source of pure oxygen flowing in a fire environment producing smoke...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By airguy
I used the existing hole for my OAT sensor.

I used the existing hole for my OAT sensor.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By airguy
Someone (I believe it was DanH?) fabricated their...

Someone (I believe it was DanH?) fabricated their own by saturating a few layers of fiberglass cloth with thinned silicone seal, essentially just a large tube of RTV thinned with some MEK if I...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-04-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,549
Posted By airguy
Awesome news! It's a long way off for me but...

Awesome news! It's a long way off for me but we're planning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,454
Posted By airguy
Slight correction to your post... hot fuel does...

Slight correction to your post... hot fuel does not matter as long as it's in liquid form. Higher system pressures can keep it in liquid form at elevated temperatures. First and foremost, as you...
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,083
Posted By airguy
Assuming you have functional elevator control and...

Assuming you have functional elevator control and a little airspeed, a solid shove forward on the stick will drop the airplane out from underneath you.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By airguy
This is gospel. If one or more of a critical...

This is gospel.

If one or more of a critical ship function requires electrons, make certain you have a solid robust method of delivering them for Plan A, B and C.

As for the poll - it doesn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,454
Posted By airguy
It should be noted that is not total vapor...

It should be noted that is not total vapor pressure - that shows vapor pressure INCREASE with ethanol addition.
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,083
Posted By airguy
Bailing out means the airplane is not even...

Bailing out means the airplane is not even serviceable as a glider anymore - which means pretty much that it's either on fire, or completely out of control (loss of control surfaces or inflight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By airguy
That makes me wonder if the problem then is more...

That makes me wonder if the problem then is more related to surface adhesion of the paint to the surface, and possible contamination around the rivet head. If the proseal is vapor-permeable then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By airguy
You definitely should join the EAA and find a...

You definitely should join the EAA and find a local chapter - they will be your biggest asset on that part.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By airguy
Makes sense - except that I carefully...

Makes sense - except that I carefully encapsulated all my stringer and baffle rivets, and I still have bubbles - top and bottom.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-02-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,079
Posted By airguy
That's certainly a valid viewpoint - you should...

That's certainly a valid viewpoint - you should never do business with a firm or person you are not comfortable with, regardless of other circumstances.

Consider though, that you are here on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By airguy
You're going to want to go ahead and order the...

You're going to want to go ahead and order the kit - the leadtimes are stretching out!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By airguy
Definitely. But as noted above, don't take our...

Definitely. But as noted above, don't take our word for it - go talk to Ross, he'll be happy to discuss it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By airguy
The engine itself (normally aspirated) does not...

The engine itself (normally aspirated) does not care about ethanol, it will happily eat that stuff. As noted earlier in this thread however, the REST of the fuel system does care about it. High...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By airguy
True enough, it is. I don't pay much attention to...

True enough, it is. I don't pay much attention to the tape colors though, I don't find them as useful as some others do. I fly by the numbers.



The 9A wing does love it up there - and having an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By airguy
Close. 102 knots is 118mph, which is Va for 9A....

Close.

102 knots is 118mph, which is Va for 9A. See below for a typical cross-country cruise for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By airguy
From a structural perspective, slow to...

From a structural perspective, slow to manuevering speed when you're in turbulence sufficient to approach the G-limits of the airplane.

From a personal comfort perspective, ask a hundred people and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-31-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,760
Posted By airguy
Ohhh - that's gonna be the end of ya, for sure....

Ohhh - that's gonna be the end of ya, for sure.

I have the bearing mod on my nosegear, haven't done the mains yet. Maybe when this current set of tires wears out...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By airguy
Chris - I'm in for that deal - I intend to place...

Chris - I'm in for that deal - I intend to place an order for a full -10 kit in the next couple days. I always send Doug $100 each year anyway, but this will sweeten the deal for him.

PM for...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,225
Posted By airguy
The pictures tell the story. Glad he walked...

The pictures tell the story. Glad he walked away...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-31-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,760
Posted By airguy
Yep, been there, done that. And then I was...

Yep, been there, done that. And then I was supposed to die badly all over again when I installed the SDS in my airplane - still kicking, despite the predictions.
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By airguy
That name rings a bell, I think that's the group...

That name rings a bell, I think that's the group that was doing prop balances on the field at Petit Jean a couple years ago.
Forum: Reviews 12-31-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By airguy
Definitely top-shelf customer service from Dynon.

Definitely top-shelf customer service from Dynon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,507
Posted By airguy
260 hours this years, made a few tracks.

260 hours this years, made a few tracks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 202,469
Posted By airguy
Crazy west winds today out here in Texas, I had...

Crazy west winds today out here in Texas, I had to make a daytrip to Dallas and back to bring a friend up for a medical visit. The winds gave me yet another entry, but we paid for it on the way back.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,760
Posted By airguy
Not appropriate. Don't come into the...

Not appropriate.

Don't come into the "alternative engines" forum to pick apart alternative engines. If you don't like 'em, then don't use 'em.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-27-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By airguy
WTB: GA26C antenna

Looking for a working low-profile Garmin GA-26C GPS antenna. I don't need any of the mounting hardware, just the antenna and cable.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,555
Posted By airguy
https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa-regs/faa-l...

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa-regs/faa-launches-investigation-into-santa-clara-safety-concerns/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By airguy
I'd put it on the market as-is, and let the new...

I'd put it on the market as-is, and let the new owner make that decision. You won't have any trouble selling it in the current market.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-20-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 689,950
Posted By airguy
Very nice. I installed the AeroClassic seats and...

Very nice. I installed the AeroClassic seats and interior in my 9A, I was quite happy with the finished product.

Now go fly it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,358
Posted By airguy
I don't plan mine around that fuel - I adjust to...

I don't plan mine around that fuel - I adjust to whatever is local. Granted I have extended range tanks, so I can make better than 1000nm without fuel if needed and frequently tanker my fuel in so I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,358
Posted By airguy
And there's the rub - those folks running hotter...

And there's the rub - those folks running hotter engines "want" a drop-in replacement that they don't have to think about - just pump it and fly it. That may not be happening, sooner or ever. They...
Forum: GPS 12-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By airguy
The 430 series is old - and at some point will be...

The 430 series is old - and at some point will be discontinued. The used market for them still supports a very good selling price. I decided to take advantage of that while I could, and replaced my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,358
Posted By airguy
My 2 cents, I don't think ANY fuel is going to...

My 2 cents, I don't think ANY fuel is going to meet ALL the specs for true drop-in replacement. If they keep waiting for the magic wand, we're all just going to keep waiting. There are simply too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,358
Posted By airguy
Well, mostly they replaced a lot of engines.

Well, mostly they replaced a lot of engines.
Forum: GPS 12-14-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By airguy
Likely too close to each other on the antennae -...

Likely too close to each other on the antennae - some powered antennae don't play nice with each other. Try separating them temporarily as far as the cable will reach and fire it up, that will tell...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By airguy
That could be an artifact of total load, and not...

That could be an artifact of total load, and not transients. If your battery is simply absorbing that many amps (depleted, or low sense line voltage causing the alternator to put out too many amps)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By airguy
My first thought is to verify the actual amperage...

My first thought is to verify the actual amperage on the field circuit, you could just have a weak breaker. Can you insert a digital ammeter in that circuit and go take a quick flight?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-13-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By airguy
Don - I'll take the FiberFrax, at least half of...

Don - I'll take the FiberFrax, at least half of it if you have somebody that wants the other half. If not I'll take the whole roll.

It'll give me a good excuse to fly down there for some good...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,555
Posted By airguy
Agreed. When I was still running Bendix injection...

Agreed. When I was still running Bendix injection I had already installed electric fuel pumps with a regulator. I changed my injector orifices to .024" and then eventually down to .022" in an effort...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,196
Posted By airguy
Answer - whichever one won't violate your...

Answer - whichever one won't violate your warranty. And good luck getting a clarification from Lycoming on THAT question.

A more serious answer would require some research on your part -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,555
Posted By airguy
Indeed. I don't even have problems when the...

Indeed.

I don't even have problems when the fuel is heatsoaked on the ramp in 100+F temperatures, then takeoff and climb directly to those altitudes at max power. I know I'm levelling in the upper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,555
Posted By airguy
Same here, 6 years and 900 hours.

Same here, 6 years and 900 hours.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,717
Posted By airguy
Awesome stuff! I am very much wanting to come...

Awesome stuff!

I am very much wanting to come fly around Alaska this summer, maybe I'll get a chance to meet up with you and Vlad!
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By airguy
Until the deer steps out onto the runway.

Until the deer steps out onto the runway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,000
Posted By airguy
The important part is you didn't quit! It took me...

The important part is you didn't quit! It took me 8 years, don't feel too bad.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,986
Posted By airguy
I can see the utility both ways, I personally...

I can see the utility both ways, I personally have it set to monitor battery in/out amperage. I have EFIS alarms set for high/low voltage and high amperage.
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,554
Posted By airguy
I find it ironic that the OP started this thread...

I find it ironic that the OP started this thread to demonstrate how NOT to be a jerk, and we've got a handful of people yammering at each other over a truly inconsequential item demonstrating the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,986
Posted By airguy
I think I'm going to join you about disagreeing...

I think I'm going to join you about disagreeing with Carl, mostly. An ammeter may not be required, but it certainly is good to have.

Let me tell you of an incident where the ammeter was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,986
Posted By airguy
About 80-90 amps will do it. Now you gotta figure...

About 80-90 amps will do it. Now you gotta figure out what caused THAT.
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,142
Posted By airguy
The answer is "it depends". And the only way to...

The answer is "it depends". And the only way to know for sure is to test it. And if the test goes wrong it is quite possible to let the smoke out of a lot of devices with zeroes and commas attached...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,142
Posted By airguy
I think I'm in agreement with this, you're adding...

I think I'm in agreement with this, you're adding some complexity there that is not necessary.

I also run an electrically dependent aircraft, using the SDS system and full glass panel, and I am...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,975
Posted By airguy
Depends entirely on your level of risk aversion....

Depends entirely on your level of risk aversion. Thermal runaway can occur with a lithium battery if they are overcharged - so if you are absolutely 100% certain that you will notice and stop an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,975
Posted By airguy
I'm running an ETX900 on my IO360.

I'm running an ETX900 on my IO360.
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