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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By MacCool
I did exactly that...ran AOA tubing from the left...

I did exactly that...ran AOA tubing from the left wing Dynon pitot through the existing conduit to the fuselage then to the SV-ADAHARS installed on the Van's mount behind the luggage bulkhead...but...
Forum: RV-15 Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,096
Posted By MacCool
The Javron factory is about 10 miles from here....

The Javron factory is about 10 miles from here. Our local EEA chapter toured there a few weeks ago...those guys are some serious airplane builders.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By MacCool
There are many different fuel and temp proof...

There are many different fuel and temp proof thread sealants, and personal anecdotes notwithstanding (this IS the internet, after all), it's unlikely that any one is much, if any, better than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MacCool
Have been following MojoGrip's YouTube channel?...

Have been following MojoGrip's YouTube channel? He's details his TSI build pretty well.

https://www.lookupaviation.com/sling-tsi/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sling+tsi+build
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
AOA
Views: 305
Posted By MacCool
My AOA originally used in-wing ports connected to...

My AOA originally used in-wing ports connected to my EFIS (the 4500s supported it). When I upgraded my AFS 4500s to a 5400, I noted that in-wing AOA wasn't supported. I already had a Dynon heated...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By MacCool
If one ordered an airplane kit, any airplane kit,...

If one ordered an airplane kit, any airplane kit, from Van's today, what's the realistic chance that the actual ship date of that kit will happen before all the details of the RV-15 are known?
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,096
Posted By MacCool
I agree. IMHO, Scrappy is a spare-no-expense,...

I agree. IMHO, Scrappy is a spare-no-expense, corporate-sponsored, technology demonstrator and YouTube clickbait. Make no mistake...I've never missed a Scrappy Youtube update and I think the process...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By MacCool
On the 9A, the crotch strap for my Crow harnesses...

On the 9A, the crotch strap for my Crow harnesses bolts between two cross stringers right behind the stick. I found the crotch straps to be a nuisance on my non-aerobatic airplane and never used...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,096
Posted By MacCool
...and maybe some food for thought :)

...and maybe some food for thought :)
Forum: Texas (North) 07-27-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By MacCool
I have no experience with the 12, but I think the...

I have no experience with the 12, but I think the -9A in particular would be an excellent first airplane for a low-time private pilot. I don't know how your insurance company of choice would see it,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By MacCool
Yeah...this one. As to the insertion/removal...

Yeah...this one. As to the insertion/removal tool...get a good one. Metal, not plastic. And have extras...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By MacCool
I'm not a CFI either, so as I read it, the LODA...

I'm not a CFI either, so as I read it, the LODA that I applied for, and received about a week later, allows me to receive flight instruction for compensation in my own airplane (specifically named)....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By MacCool
The fuel flow from my 10 year-old FT-60 has been...

The fuel flow from my 10 year-old FT-60 has been working fine until a few months ago, but now about 80% of the time it works OK, but the rest of the time it intermittently and randomly reads zero (on...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By MacCool
"Right of way" doesn't make any difference...

"Right of way" doesn't make any difference whatsoever (except maybe after-the-fact) when you have a person mowing the runway, mowing the edges, or plowing snow without regard for incoming traffic...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-21-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By MacCool
Absolutely. Hard IFR yesterday...visibility...

Absolutely. Hard IFR yesterday...visibility yesterday at KBRD was 3/4 mile and being outside smelled like being inside a burning house.

It's better today, but northerly winds over the next few days...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-21-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By MacCool
I confess to mixed emotions about the expected...

I confess to mixed emotions about the expected weather during the Airventure week. I would certainly hate for it to intrude on you folks going to Oshkosh, but here in central Minnesota we really need...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By MacCool
This. Doing anything in or around an airport...

This. Doing anything in or around an airport runway without radio communication with airplanes or at least the FBO seems kind of...uh... "unwise" to me.

My little Sporty's hand-held has jacks for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,647
Posted By MacCool
It's been a week since I submitted a LODA request...

It's been a week since I submitted a LODA request email.... no LODA yet. I've never personally dealt with the Minneapolis FSDO but it's only been a week.



EDIT: I swear.....literally 10 minutes...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-18-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,300
Posted By MacCool
As opposed to ground loops. pluses and...

As opposed to ground loops.

pluses and minuses....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-13-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By MacCool
Fagen's Fighters is the most amazing WWII...

Fagen's Fighters is the most amazing WWII aviation museum I've ever seen. It's an awesome story!

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1531082&postcount=1



...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By MacCool
I suspect that there isn't a little airport in...

I suspect that there isn't a little airport in Minnesota that would tell you "no camping" next to your plane, but you'd likely want something with a crew car and some infrastructure for some...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-13-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By MacCool
I have a Weldon 8163A on the firewall in my...

I have a Weldon 8163A on the firewall in my plane...it started leaking a little about 15-20 tach hours ago and my A&P felt it was unsafe. I bought a rebuilt one from QAA...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By MacCool
Super helpful, thanks. This may indeed be an app...

Super helpful, thanks. This may indeed be an app setting problem. This PAPR was on a flight from KBRD to Anoka on Sunday. Four mile visibility due to smoke. I never really got above 3500-4000 feet,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By MacCool
PAPR question - component fail

RV-9A with Uavionix EchoUAT for ADS-B, Garmin 430W GPS and GTX327 transponder.

I recently upgraded my AFS 4500 EFIS to a 5400. In so doing, I had to install a remote ADAHRS behind the luggage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By MacCool
Yeah, that's the other side of the problem. If...

Yeah, that's the other side of the problem. If there's a claim from a "mishap" while doing flight instruction, the company insuring the plane will cover it, but will subrogate against the flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By MacCool
What if I need him to do my BFR? Or instrument...

What if I need him to do my BFR? Or instrument work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,805
Posted By MacCool
What insurance company?

What insurance company?
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By MacCool
That's what I have. I asked Bryan at Showplanes...

That's what I have. I asked Bryan at Showplanes about it and he was pretty clear that the switch had to be stationary up, center off, momentary down.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By MacCool
I've looked hard at that kit from Showplanes....

I've looked hard at that kit from Showplanes. Looks like it will do exactly what I want, but they told me that I'd have to replace my current rocker switch for my flaps, which would require some...
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By MacCool
I bought the fuel-injected version Anti-Splat bar...

I bought the fuel-injected version Anti-Splat bar before I understood the various FI layouts different builders used. My IO-320 is fuel-injected (obviously), but none of the FI bits are in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,424
Posted By MacCool
Building and flying airplanes are two separate...

Building and flying airplanes are two separate hobbies. I enjoy puttering on cars and motorcycles, but Iím not interested in the day-in/day-out problem-solving over several years that many here find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,424
Posted By MacCool
I got my pilots license over 50 years ago....

I got my pilots license over 50 years ago. "Homebuilt" aircraft was a completely different prospect then compared to now. I had ZERO interest in building an airplane in my garage (still do) and even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By MacCool
Both EFIS’s, the iPad, and my iPhone? Hmmm…..

Both EFIS’s, the iPad, and my iPhone? Hmmm…..
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By MacCool
What are these “map” things that you speak of?

What are these “map” things that you speak of?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By MacCool
A couple of towels from the dollar store work...

A couple of towels from the dollar store work fine, but I rarely bother. One of the nice things about leather is that a little leather conditioner and soft brush cleans the seats up like new.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,106
Posted By MacCool
Door closed on that deal, apparently. You can now...

Door closed on that deal, apparently. You can now buy only two plugs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By MacCool
The answer is, apparently, there's no way to...

The answer is, apparently, there's no way to know....;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By MacCool
More than 20 golf courses in the Brainerd Lakes...

More than 20 golf courses in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota (about 90 minute fight from Houghton). If you want the widest choice, fly into KBRD and rent a car. Otherwise, Cragunís Legacy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By MacCool
i tend to fly in anonymous mode (easily...

i tend to fly in anonymous mode (easily selectable on/off with an app on my phone). Additionally, thereís a substantial lack of ground stations around here and for local flights I usually fly low...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By MacCool
The most confusing thing for me was the wide...

The most confusing thing for me was the wide variety of crimpers, connectors, and pins that can be used. I sorted it out using the hunt/peck method with a lot of help from YouTube and a friend who...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By MacCool
Their deliveries are running into April or May...

Their deliveries are running into April or May 2022.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By MacCool
The door on tax write-offs for most...

The door on tax write-offs for most transportation items...cars and airplanes...has been slammed pretty solidly by the IRS. You can probably deduct the portion of expense that is used strictly for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By MacCool
This guy, Matthew White in Lee's Summit, Missouri...

This guy, Matthew White in Lee's Summit, Missouri (https://mj-aviation.com/about-us), did a LOT of sophisticated work, including condition inspections, on my RV-9A for its previous owner over several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By MacCool
Assuming you mean "tow bar", I use a plain old...

Assuming you mean "tow bar", I use a plain old Bogert tow bar (https://bogertaviation.com/collections/bogi-bars-aircraft-tow-bars-and-tow-bar-accessories). The handle can be removed with a spring pin...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-11-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,693
Posted By MacCool
If battery technology was even remotely close to...

If battery technology was even remotely close to being feasible for wide scale application in General Aviation, the infrastructure necessary to support it is certainly not. I donít pretend to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By MacCool
It's OK. You'll get used to the brake-steering...

It's OK. You'll get used to the brake-steering pretty quickly...this is my first experience with a castering nosewheel too. Actually, I think the hardest part is steering it with a tow bar when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By MacCool
Two of my three Saf-Air drains, about 10 years...

Two of my three Saf-Air drains, about 10 years old, had developed the drips. I debated new O-rings vs just putting in new drains....the CAV110's were only about $15, so I just replaced all three with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By MacCool
No personal experience, but I'm told that the...

No personal experience, but I'm told that the Ripon Arrival can be tricky on a motorcycle.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By MacCool
From what I have learned, the modularity of the...

From what I have learned, the modularity of the Advanced Flight "Advanced Panel" (https://www.advancedflightsystems.com/advanced-panels.php) simplifies that problem, at least a bit, if not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By MacCool
Advanced Flight...

Advanced Flight (https://www.advancedflightsystems.com/advanced-panels.php) makes a very modular panel that ostensibly make incremental upgrades easy. It's a neat concept. I don't know if they have a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By MacCool
I had a similar experience yesterday. DanH's...

I had a similar experience yesterday. DanH's reply...https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1531093&postcount=2 . It confirms something I thought I'd read about engine fuel pressures on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By MacCool
Great explanation, Dan. Thanks for taking the...

Great explanation, Dan. Thanks for taking the time. These were pretty extraordinary conditions for Minnesota. Very rare to see it this hot.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-06-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By MacCool
Fagen's Fighters - KGDB Minnesota...WWII Aviation Museum

http://www.fagenfighterswwiimuseum.org/visit/visit.html

I was astonished. This world-class WWII aviation museum opened in 2012, about a 45 minute flight from here. I had no idea it even existed, let...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By MacCool
;) ..........

;)

..........
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By MacCool
Fuel pressure on a hot day...?

Yesterday about noon I was returning from a fly-in in another part of the state. It was a record hot day here, about 96 degrees. I had no trouble starting the engine and the plane performed well (hot...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By MacCool
Hoppes No. 9 works as well as anything for powder...

Hoppes No. 9 works as well as anything for powder residue, and the smell is the most traditional thing about it :), but it’s not great at all for dissolving lead IME.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-03-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By MacCool
Not much of that going on in an RV-9/-9A. The cup...

Not much of that going on in an RV-9/-9A. The cup holder for the AntiSpat bar didnt' really work out well for me...it rotated a lot, and the cup holes are too small for any of the 18oz mugs that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,805
Posted By MacCool
My experience was exactly the opposite...BWI vs...

My experience was exactly the opposite...BWI vs Gallagher. The quotes from AIG were about $100 apart, but Gallagher was the cheaper one, plus it included an open pilot warranty and a waiver of...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By MacCool
If I ever had had any interest in building an...

If I ever had had any interest in building an airplane, dealing with the now-added complexities of lead times and shipping delays would be the nail in that coffin.
Forum: Safety 06-03-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By MacCool
No criticism from me, and I got my PPL long...

No criticism from me, and I got my PPL long before anyone had even conceived of Global Positioning Satellites. It's 2021. Too many advantages and too much useful information immediately available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,398
Posted By MacCool
I should preface by saying that I'm not a...

I should preface by saying that I'm not a builder, and my interest in Experimental Aviation extends only to the flying part, and maybe some maintenance items. ZERO interest in building a plane that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By MacCool
Such products exist for firearms, but I have no...

Such products exist for firearms, but I have no idea how well they work even in that context, let alone whether or not they'd be suitable for use in an electronic flow sensor. I guess the value of...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By MacCool
I had a round-gauge HSI when I picked up the...

I had a round-gauge HSI when I picked up the plane, but shortly pulled it and replaced it with a G5. Now, with a full-on current-gen EFIS, dual GPS's, a dissimilar G5 as backup, and Foreflight on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,586
Posted By MacCool
Never been an issue for me....my fuel...

Never been an issue for me....my fuel calculations revolve around my bladder.
The older I get, the more fuel stops I plan.

The human prostate gland needs a re-design.
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