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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,959
Posted By breister
We had a fellow get over-intoxicated in the dorm...

We had a fellow get over-intoxicated in the dorm in Iceland. He fell down the stairwell, nearly ripping his ear off on the banister. Nickname: VanGogh.

"That's all good fun, until somebody loses...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,959
Posted By breister
Fun re-reading this old thread. Gotta say, the...

Fun re-reading this old thread. Gotta say, the names being fessed up to are rather, err, tame?

Some memorable ones:
A fellow named Giancola = "Gyno."
Another named Lippsman shortened to "Lips."
A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,959
Posted By breister
A little...

A little late!

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/cache/400-400-/catalog/graphics/2/12-04763.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-21-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
So, my inference from that is that running it...

So, my inference from that is that running it about RECOMMENDED power setting continuously is probably bad with current engines.

Well, we will have to wait and see if this new miracle engine allows...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
Interesting. I wonder if anyone out there has...

Interesting. I wonder if anyone out there has ever run their turbo engine more than 80% power continuously, and what the result was?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-20-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
That may be true, but since most operations are...

That may be true, but since most operations are above 6500 feet is kind of irrelevant for normally aspirated.

I was focusing on turbocharged engines. I don?t recall ever seeing recommendations for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-19-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
Ok, you guys got me interested so I emailed ECI...

Ok, you guys got me interested so I emailed ECI to ask if, like Lycomings, it would be recommended to run no more than 75% continuous power - particularly in light of the Rotax 915 which can run...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
Excellent article, thanks. Makes more sense...

Excellent article, thanks. Makes more sense now.

This version includes images. (https://www.mmsonline.com/articles/new-honing-options-for-hypereutectic-aluminum-cylinder-bores)
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-16-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
Well, that was a long time ago and as others have...

Well, that was a long time ago and as others have pointed out Porsche and motorcycle cylinders have been successful. Besides, Chevy in the years the Vega was produced did not have a great...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
Yeah, after my earlier post I started looking...

Yeah, after my earlier post I started looking around the internet. I find a lot of references to them in racing, but little or nothing having to do with reliable, long lasting use. So, that begs...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,198
Posted By breister
Edit: I don't see anything in the link that says...

Edit: I don't see anything in the link that says they don't insert a sleeve, as do other engines - only an implication that they create the cylinder in a different way than traditional cylinders....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By breister
I bought a plane which sat for a few years, the...

I bought a plane which sat for a few years, the builder died before completing the 40 hour fly off. Had the same thing happen in flight, landed with zero instruments (it wasn’t as hard as I thought)....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 44,297
Posted By breister
While I sincerely wish them all the luck and...

While I sincerely wish them all the luck and fortune in the world, just be aware how many promising developments over the decades have never made it to production. For over 15 years I believed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,616
Posted By breister
Actually, I suspect Swift Fuel filled the bill...

Actually, I suspect Swift Fuel filled the bill apart from potentially being a bit pricier (which they could change by lowering the ridonkulous AvGas taxes).

Even more interesting in the near future...
Forum: COMM 02-03-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By breister
Glad to hear it was simply "builder error." ...

Glad to hear it was simply "builder error." Personally, I've never had a bad experience either buying or selling used, always through this forum. Others, not always so happy. Trust, but verify...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,616
Posted By breister
I'm so glad you said that. Edit: My other...

I'm so glad you said that.

Edit: My other answer was funnier but included a political reference which, intended to be possible to take as supporting either side, obviously would be taken as a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By breister
Now, THAT is promising if my O-290 has that pad. ...

Now, THAT is promising if my O-290 has that pad. Looks like they install a pulley, then drive the compressor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By breister
I have an O-290, not likely to sport a governor...

I have an O-290, not likely to sport a governor mount pad but I can look!
Forum: Propellers 01-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,792
Posted By breister
FWIW - While some older programs won't run on...

FWIW - While some older programs won't run on Windows 7, I have yet to run across one that WILL run on Windows 7 which WON'T run on Windows 10 (you may have to run it in compatibility mode).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By breister
Thanks guys. The draw is probably a good deal...

Thanks guys.

The draw is probably a good deal higher momentarily whenever the clutch kicks in, and the compressor probably draws close to the same hp irrespective of rpm which might leave idle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By breister
HP capacity of Vaccuum Pump pad

I seem to remember a long time ago reading that the gears for the vaccuum pump are not really strong enough for anything taxing. Is that true?

Reason I'm asking - I am considering (living in the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
Thanks Dave!

Thanks Dave!
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
Hey Dave, <SNIP> any news to report for the past...

Hey Dave, <SNIP> any news to report for the past 4 months?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By breister
I must be getting old. I thought that to fly...

I must be getting old. I thought that to fly instrument approaches you needed two separate certified navigation devices capable of flying approaches? That's why so many people installed an SL-30 as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By breister
Hi Larry, You didn?t specify what other...

Hi Larry,

You didn?t specify what other equipment you plan on or your mission (ie routine IFR or ?emergency only? IFR, purely budget vs panel space saving, etc.). For example, what are you thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By breister
Both do far more than you ask. Sensors sold...

Both do far more than you ask. Sensors sold separately, such as fuel flow, so can be considered a wash. I?ve been a long time happy Dynon customer, first with the D180 and now Skyview. Perfectly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By breister
As I said, my knowledge is old and apparently has...

As I said, my knowledge is old and apparently has been superseded. Thanks for the update.

The 30,000' was simply an exaggerated example to illustrate the difference. I rarely got that high in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By breister
Thanks for the info. Things have certainly...

Thanks for the info. Things have certainly changed!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By breister
Similar to my response to the above concerning...

Similar to my response to the above concerning flying a DME arc - GPS is not listed in your post as an "alternate means" of navigating DME approaches. GPS gives you lateral distance, not orthoganal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By breister
You may wish to verify that with your local FSDO...

You may wish to verify that with your local FSDO or other knowledgeable authority. I am NOT one, most of my instrument knowledge is decades old and I don't fly single engine IFR anymore.

This issue...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By breister
I'm hardly the most knowledgeable here, but it is...

I'm hardly the most knowledgeable here, but it is my understanding that if the marker beacon identifier is represented in the IFR legal GPS as a nav point (they aren't all, or weren't at one time)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By breister
lol that reminds me of the first time I had to...

lol that reminds me of the first time I had to fly a for-real PAR down to 100' minimums at KEF (over a year after passing my IFR checks). I admit that may be an exception to your rule, but I agree...
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By breister
Every prop by every maker has had SOME issues,...

Every prop by every maker has had SOME issues, only question is relative reliability. I lost a blade on an Aymar-Demuth, a scenario repeated by many others that seems too common to be acceptable for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,443
Posted By breister
Hi Phillip, Am I correct you are using a remote...

Hi Phillip,

Am I correct you are using a remote transponder driven by the Skyview?

If that is true, I still have a couple of questions: Do you plan on flying IFR, and if so where is your second...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-02-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,921
Posted By breister
One note - his MAP was only 27.0". I don't have...

One note - his MAP was only 27.0". I don't have a chart handy, but I often see 29" at takeoff. Is that two inches enough to drop Fuel Flow that much?
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,367
Posted By breister
Fair enough. Some people didn't want to leave...

Fair enough. Some people didn't want to leave England, either, and from their viewpoint those who wanted independence were radicals - thus it ever was! There is room in our society for honest...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,367
Posted By breister
I may have to research a bit. I know avionics...

I may have to research a bit. I know avionics may be "removed for service" and placarded even though the logs show them "installed." Maybe a red streamer installed in its place clearly saying,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,544
Posted By breister
Hey - we had SUPERIOR hamsters! :D ... and...

Hey - we had SUPERIOR hamsters! :D



... and yet, adding ADS-B is EXACTLY as easy as adding a single purpose-built box and wiring it in (https://uavionix.com/products/echo-uat/). In ANY case, you...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,544
Posted By breister
...whenever possible!

...whenever possible!
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,367
Posted By breister
Agreed. There is a reason why it is a felony to...

Agreed. There is a reason why it is a felony to place a tracking device on any person or their vehicle without a warrant. The regs say that my ADS-B must be turned on if installed. I'll be...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,367
Posted By breister
Well if some is good, more is better eh? Why not...

Well if some is good, more is better eh? Why not just put everyone in jail cells? Then there would be no shootings or stabbings!

A lot of things sound like a great idea on the surface, I'm not...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,367
Posted By breister
Here, here! I'm installing an echoUAT unit and,...

Here, here!

I'm installing an echoUAT unit and, based on this thread, plan on making it "removable." Reg says "must be on if installed," I say uninstall it unless absolutely needed.
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,417
Posted By breister
Thanks for that - about to have an echoUAT...

Thanks for that - about to have an echoUAT installed. :D
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,722
Posted By breister
A Corvette will start in 4th gear, and can attain...

A Corvette will start in 4th gear, and can attain nearly its maximum velocity on level ground in 4th gear. Would you buy a Corvette stuck in 4th gear?

Many of us do exactly that. You don't "wear...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,866
Posted By breister
Talking Sneaky totalitarian bastages! I had planned on...

Sneaky totalitarian bastages! I had planned on having my echoUAT separately switched, and simply "forget" to turn it on for flights not headed to any of the airspaces otherwise prohibited. Now,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,544
Posted By breister
No kidding - I did fly with Mode S/IFF and IPX in...

No kidding - I did fly with Mode S/IFF and IPX in the Phantom, and understand there are MILITARY transponder needs. Those are (presumably) already taken care of. My post was SOLELY about...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,866
Posted By breister
If you run a wire from your certified GPS, the...

If you run a wire from your certified GPS, the echoUAT is almost $800 cheaper. If your transponder is relatively new, I cannot imagine why anyone would spend big bucks on another upgrade - by the...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,544
Posted By breister
Sooo.... Who wants to bet the Military pays...

Sooo....

Who wants to bet the Military pays $50,000 or more per aircraft to install a basic Mode S transponder?

Crikee, they could just install the uAvionix echoUAT - $1,000...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,198
Posted By breister
15 years ago I upgraded my first plane to a Dynon...

15 years ago I upgraded my first plane to a Dynon D-180. I was quite happy with it for the value. My latest plane came with a Dynon Skyview, and I'm quite happy with that too. Haven't flown behind...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,317
Posted By breister
^^^^^^^^^. Thread killer... :D

^^^^^^^^^. Thread killer... :D
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,892
Posted By breister
It also depends on whether your engine is...

It also depends on whether your engine is configured for a hydraulic CS prop. If it is not, consider MT or Airmaster. Airmaster tends to be a bit cheaper than MT, and people say they are bullet proof...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,709
Posted By breister
No help here other than to confirm that an...

No help here other than to confirm that an imperfect connection with modern senders can indeed show "wild fluctuations down to zero."

My #3 EGT and fuel pressure readings are currently both doing...
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By breister
Bud is a great guy, but he is also owner and...

Bud is a great guy, but he is also owner and chief salesman for his product. My guess is that he said something VERY similar to what you said and that his statement is literally true - their props...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-31-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,317
Posted By breister
They already have Aluminum Air batteries with...

They already have Aluminum Air batteries with greater energy density than gasoline, the issue is price and rechargability. Clearly SOME kind of improvement is possible, the question is how clever we...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-31-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,317
Posted By breister
I've been following this for decades. 1kWh/kg...

I've been following this for decades. 1kWh/kg would mean to replace 1 gallon of gas would be approximately 8kg vs 2.7kg/gallon of 100LL (that amount precludes using more than 80% of the battery...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-19-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
I suspect any hydraulic prop capable of handling...

I suspect any hydraulic prop capable of handling 200hp would work. No piston power pulses, a 200 hp prop would probably be overengineered but why change what works.

Beta thrust would probably be...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-17-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
That's a very interesting idea, on the small...

That's a very interesting idea, on the small Lancairs that would create a small space to install permanent O2 which in turn would help with the W&B change using the lighter engine.

Been two months...
Forum: GPS 06-09-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By breister
430 / 530 did not used to have airways, don?t...

430 / 530 did not used to have airways, don?t know if that is important to you or if they ever added that feature. I believe Avidyne does have them. Quite handy if navigating the seaboards IFR....
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-19-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
You can disagree. IMHO the air moving under the...

You can disagree. IMHO the air moving under the cowl would blow any O2 short of a catastrophic tank failure clear too fast to materially affect combustion unless fuel were streaming directly onto...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-17-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
I don't think it would be the issue you make it...

I don't think it would be the issue you make it out to be. Yes, there would be a momentary increase in combustion temperature - but only momentary.

Edit: Reading back through this, somebody...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-14-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
While O2 tanks do lose some weight slowly as they...

While O2 tanks do lose some weight slowly as they discharge, the difference in weight change over a flight is far less than for fuel. Locating them where a header tank would have been would result...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,921
Posted By breister
My 2 cents worth. If the plane was ALREADY...

My 2 cents worth.

If the plane was ALREADY designed with a header tank, it will be no help at all with CG in compensating for the lighter weight of the turbine. Battery, BRS, permanent O2 tanks...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
Posted By breister
Back to wheel balance. While very unusual, it...

Back to wheel balance. While very unusual, it could be the NOSE wheel. Tapping the brakes won't stop that.

Can you mount a GoPro or similar camera to watch the nose wheel following takeoff?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By breister
Try a pin...

Try a pin puller.

https://www.steinair.com/product/insertionremoval-tool-for-standard-d-sub-pins-mil-spec/
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