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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By agirard7a
KBHB

Bar Harbor is a great spot. They have a loner car and lots of great places to check out. Another great spot is KIWI Wiscasset. They have a nice rental car. Nice area to explore or AirB&B.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By agirard7a
9a-9

I converted my 9a to a 9. I had an issue with the motor mount. The prop on the 9 mount was about 1/4” closer to the fire wall. I had to shim the mount off the fire wall and shim behind the prop in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By agirard7a
Pm sent

Sent you a pm
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By agirard7a
WTB: Sensenich metal prop

Hi , Looking for a metal prop for my RV-9. 160 hp
Looking for model # 70cm7s9-0.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-14-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By agirard7a
Rv-9

Congratulations. Nice to see another 9 flying.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By agirard7a
Foldable bike

Here you go. This fits in the baggage compartment without removing the wheels. Great quality bike. As good as any normal size bike i have ridden.
Forum: RV-3 12-24-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 175,691
Posted By agirard7a
Rv-3

Hi. As a former owner of this beautiful bird, i had to post.
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By agirard7a
Crack

I had a crack in the same spot exactly. Stop drilled it with 1/16” hole.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By agirard7a
Torque value An bolts

Here you go Tom. The nut is an AN310 castle nut.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-06-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By agirard7a
Rv-8 numbers.

N188R
1125 lbs
76.86 cg.
200 hp angle valve
Metal CS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 157,122
Posted By agirard7a
Water

Ill go with the water suggestion. Check out the erosional vein stemming downhill from most.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-23-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By agirard7a
Yes

Sent you a PM
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By agirard7a
Filler

My choice is West System Epoxy mixed with 410 filler. It’s s the easiest to sand and will hold up well. The epoxy can be mixed with many various fillers depending on the strength you need. Including...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,295
Posted By agirard7a
Combo

I hardly look at my airspeed on the EFIS. Prefer the round gauge.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,634
Posted By agirard7a
Pad replacement.

Very easy. You first need this tool.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/brakeliningrivset.php?clickkey=10979

Remove the two bolts (7/16” hex head) that are wire tied from the inboard...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By agirard7a
Cowl rivets

Wow. I can’t imagine glassing over the rivets personally. If you over counter sink so the rivets are below the surface, you can then apply West System epoxy with 410 filler (easiest to sand). Sand...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By agirard7a
Rivet spec

I second the post above. Notice also there is no max diam. The mil spec has a bit more flexibility for sizes of driven rivets. I have the above numbers for 1/8 and 3/32 rivets written on my work...
Forum: Reviews 09-25-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By agirard7a
Yard store

Fantastic operation. Get their catalog!!
Great source for many different tools new and old
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By agirard7a
GRT/Garmin

I have a GRT Sport SX. It networks well with my Garmin Aera 660 GPS. (Nice GPS)
I enter flight plan info into my Garmin often by blue tooth from Garmin pilot on my phone. It auto loads into the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,489
Posted By agirard7a
Edge distance

When doing the wing incidence on any of the Vans aircraft. The plans call for a specific edge distance for positioning and drilling the rear spar attachment. You end up drawing a box measured in from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By agirard7a
W&b

Here is some RV 8 example data: This is from a handy CG
App called “CG Finder”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,576
Posted By agirard7a
Hammer drill

Hi Vlad. Hope all is well. Miss you out East.

Just a thought.... For the rock: Rent a large hammer drill from
HD or local tool rental. Drill a hole and put in some expansion or epoxy set
Anchor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By agirard7a
Are you sure that’s not mph? Vans says 51 mph...

Are you sure that’s not mph? Vans says 51 mph dirty. (Solo) That’s what mine stalls at.
By the way, slow flight at 1.2-1.3 VSo builds confidence. You need to know how much throttle (RPM)you need for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By agirard7a
Yea I edited that as I forgot he has an 8a and...

Yea I edited that as I forgot he has an 8a and was speaking of the 3 point of the tail dragger.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By agirard7a
Slow flight

I have an 8 that stalls Vso at The Vans numbers of 51mph. 1.2 x 51=62 mph roughly. Practice slow flight at altitude at 1.2 Vso and see how much throttle you need to have a zero decent rate.

When I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By agirard7a
Spacers

I used round 1/8” screening bead that I bought at the local hardware store. Can cut them and leave them in.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By agirard7a
Gdl

How about a GDL 39 3D or GDL52r? That will give you backup attitude using Garmin pilot. I personally prefer Pilot over Foreflight. Do your flight planning/Bluetooth, traffic, to the 650 and attitude...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,488
Posted By agirard7a
Best practice

Best practice would be to protect the 20g purple wire with the appropriate size fuse. The size that is recommended in the install instructions.
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,807
Posted By agirard7a
Upgrade

After I installed the product, my #2 cylinder went from being the hottest to the coldest.
I obviously had an induction leak. Recommend the product. SDS makes nice products with great machining.
Forum: GPS 07-17-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By agirard7a
Ditto

Hi Hank. Looking for the same info. Sent you a pm.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,488
Posted By agirard7a
Layout

Here is how I wired my system. Click on the image
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By agirard7a
Valve clearance

Actually the opposite applies. If you have the cylinders overhauled, the valve seats and/or the valves, may need to be reground. This causes the valve to sit lower, effectively making the valve...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-13-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,488
Posted By agirard7a
4 circuit bus

I posted earlier. Here is the four circuit bus I used. Made by Blue Seas.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,145
Posted By agirard7a
Cleaner

I have a vote for Flight Jacket by Aero Shell. It’s liquid with a very fine polish.
Does a great job cleaning and polishing. I also use Plexus for a quick clean.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-10-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,488
Posted By agirard7a
CPI-2

I do my run up check using the controller. It’s very easy and efficient. The system from the control head, momentarily shuts off a coil for a few seconds and then it fires back up automatically. It...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,342
Posted By agirard7a
Gs?

Which also looks to be the indicated AS in this case?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By agirard7a
Gap

Glen. If you can get by with that small a gap you?re doing much
better than I. If it doesn?t bind you?re all set. Otherwise keep filing until it doesn?t bind you may need more than you think.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,951
Posted By agirard7a
Desiccant

Hi Bill. The reason for the suggestion is that I had a similar system setup that I discovered online as a DIY system using the aquarium pump. I ended up having to dry out the desiccant often (once a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,951
Posted By agirard7a
Question

I like this design and idea. I have a question. Would it be better if it was a closed loop cycling air within the engine so not to have to remove the humidity from the ambient air constantly? Just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By agirard7a
Vlad the man

Vlad. We all miss your happy face out East.
Hope you’re enjoying your new location. Can’t wait to visit and explore some remote areas. Looks like you’re having fun
flying and landing in some very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By agirard7a
Posting photos

I may have figured this out. Hope you guys can see the pic now. Any luck?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By agirard7a
Nice day to fly in the NE

I love flying the coast of RI and Mass this time of year. The water is so clear with an amazing color. This is the SE point of Cape Cod. No seals yet thus no big fish...
Forum: GPS 03-11-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,682
Posted By agirard7a
Push frequencies

I am almost 100% sure that I read in earlier posts by the g3 expert that the 175 and 375 does not push frequencies to the radios.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,607
Posted By agirard7a
Maybe give you some versatility to find your...

Maybe give you some versatility to find your sweet spot. The more aggressive cruise prop is good for what it is but lacks when the engine has to work harder, creating more heat on climb. Just...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By agirard7a
D3000

Well. This is timely. I cracked the book this morning on the maintenance of this mag. I?ve come to the conclusion it?s a complex mag, has an expensive 500 hour overhaul, requires quite a bit of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,220
Posted By agirard7a
Switches

Don’t agree at all with the switch’s above. Bellow is normal and works fine.
I would suggest putting the flap switch,(paddle switch) AP servo power, and AP activation/deactivation switch above the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-21-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 192,791
Posted By agirard7a
Wow

Hi Vlad. That is very cool! Man you rock. Give a shout if your ever up in the NE.
Would be very fun to fly the 9?s.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,351
Posted By agirard7a
1/4? gap

I think I had almost a 1/4? gap between the forward skin and the glare shield skin
On the pilot side. You have to shim up the rib or cut off the flanges and make new ones. I matched the curve with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,805
Posted By agirard7a
Purchase?

Vern. I like this. Can I buy one? Or the parts? I like that you have a number, I assume angle on the AOA. Nice work. It’s slick.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,728
Posted By agirard7a
Ting.com (cheap SIM card)

I bought one of these and am pleased with it. You can get an inexpensive SIM card from Ting.com (runs off T-Mobil towers) for $9.00/mo. ( good for 100 text messages.) Check in with them before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,377
Posted By agirard7a
Steps

I converted my 9a build to a 9. Kept the steps the standard size and would not change them and happy to have them.
Forum: Autopilots 09-29-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By agirard7a
Grt

Yes. Heading under the Lat A/P and fly the runway heading at the initial fix.
Set VNAV under the VERT A/P. I don’t have an ARINC. But this is how it works with my GRT auto pilot. Not sure about the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By agirard7a
Grt

My GRT Sport will not fly VNAV on the SAP if I am in the Nav function. I need to fly the aprox runway heading using the Heading function first.
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By agirard7a
Grt

Did you try switching to heading vs. nav?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,349
Posted By agirard7a
SEM

Used SEM self etch primer (gray) only. Very durable finish. I liked the light gray color. 200 hours and still bonding well. No scratches.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-07-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By agirard7a
Small gotcha

When mounting the Facet fuel pump to the fire wall. Mount it about 1/4? higher.
This will make bending the 90 deg fuel line feed coming from the tank switch easier. Otherwise, it?s to tight a radius...
Forum: GPS 08-06-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 74,550
Posted By agirard7a
Talking Aera 660- gps175

Hi. I currently have an area660 (love it) feeding flight plan data to my GRT Sport
EFiS. The GRT auto pilot flies the route including vertical commands.

I would like to purchase the GPS175. Will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,110
Posted By agirard7a
Tank test

I used the bubble test and it was evident where leaks appeared to be. However, it did not get all of them. I highly recommend the fuel test. Put the tank on concrete. The concrete will stain or just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By agirard7a
Eis

Could it be that the Aux input scale factor and offset is programmed incorrectly?

The GRT EIs has 6 aux inputs. One of these is for your fuel pressure input. The offset # and scale factor has to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By agirard7a
Blue tooth

Try turning off blue tooth on one of your devices. I have to turn off blue tooth on my phone when I get in my plane in order for the iPad to connect.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By agirard7a
1B2

Katama on the Martha?s Vineyard , 1B2 is an awesome grass strip with a great restaurant on the field. Bus stop there, $1.50 will take you anywhere on the island. Awesome spot right on the beach.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By agirard7a
Spacer

I had a similar problem with my cowl when I converted from a nose wheel to a tail wheel. The engine Mount was shorter which created a tighter space between the spinner and cowl. Van?s allowed me to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,610
Posted By agirard7a
Frequency push

Hi Walt. Looks great. Question: can you push or touch screen load frequencies to the Garmin radio. GTR 200 from the Gtn 650?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By agirard7a
Grt

I’m using a GRT sport Sx Efis. They use the sl30 protocol for the Val Nav with sucesss so I am hoping it will also work with this radio for VOR/LOC/ILS feed to the HSI and needles on the PFD.

I...
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