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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-12-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By krw5927
PM sent your way.

PM sent your way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By krw5927
Not sure anyone's answered Bob's question yet,...

Not sure anyone's answered Bob's question yet, specifically regarding the gap between the baffle aluminum and the cylinder head adjacent to the rocker cover gasket, where plenum air can escape and...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 12-01-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By krw5927
An hour spent roasting in the conga line...

An hour spent roasting in the conga line departing Oshkosh in late July as a passenger in a friend's tip-up convinced me to build a slider.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,885
Posted By krw5927
A cheaper option for the same...

A cheaper option for the same thing:

https://www.yardstore.com/washer-wrench-set
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,892
Posted By krw5927
As someone who has used my RV to travel to Canada...

As someone who has used my RV to travel to Canada before and hope to do so again, this is a useful thread. I worry that it's getting a little too political though. Can we tone down the politics a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,518
Posted By krw5927
I'll pick it up and dispose of it for you next...

I'll pick it up and dispose of it for you next time I'm in Olathe visiting my parents...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,438
Posted By krw5927
I've been very satisfied with...

I've been very satisfied with these:
http://www.commitlift.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By krw5927
Joe it looks like you have PMs turned off. I...

Joe it looks like you have PMs turned off.

I happen to live near a really great place to buy aircraft parts (direct from Textron) where they're selling the Hartzell 106545 plugs for less than $10...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-27-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By krw5927
Tach signal is literally the only thing...

Tach signal is literally the only thing preventing me from buying a Surefly today. Certainly they are aware and are planning a design change to play nice with modern efis and engine motor equipment....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By krw5927
Sid, there was another thread recently where a...

Sid, there was another thread recently where a poster had a drop of oil sitting on the heads of each bottom bolt/screw in their Tempest fuel pump. The brand new pump that shipped with my...
Forum: Interiors 09-27-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By krw5927
I used Corel Draw to import a CAD file of my...

I used Corel Draw to import a CAD file of my panel (pretty sure it was DXF), create graphics and words on a colored background, and sent it to the local sign shop to print a big vinyl sticker. No...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,448
Posted By krw5927
Have you verified this? My tests indicate that...

Have you verified this? My tests indicate that when the engine isn't running and battery voltage is in the 12-12.5V range, both my primary and back up B&C alternators/voltage regulators are drawing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By krw5927
Same Issue

Same thing here with a brand new Tempest pump when I bought my Titan engine a few years ago.

Tempest reluctantly replaced the pump under warranty, but I sold the replacement pump prior to installing...
Forum: COMM 08-10-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By krw5927
Good choice. Mine have performed flawlessly for...

Good choice. Mine have performed flawlessly for 7 years.

A few years ago at Oshkosh, I was sitting next to my plane in HBC enjoying an afternoon rest when I saw a guy milling about amongst the RVs,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,629
Posted By krw5927
Good post, Scott. Very educational for everyone...

Good post, Scott. Very educational for everyone running carbs.

What is your typical EGT spread at WOT and properly leaned now? Does your EGT spread vary significantly with throttle position? Also...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By krw5927
Long Rivets

Pretty sure I have some of the long MATCO rivets I can spare. Sending a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By krw5927
I've got one that you're welcome to. Unsure...

I've got one that you're welcome to. Unsure whether my location meets the "reasonably close" test though...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By krw5927
Reading the instructions, it feels like drilling...

Reading the instructions, it feels like drilling holes in the filter would contaminate the filter element with metallic chips.

For folks who have done this - do the drill chips confound your visual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By krw5927
Is there really a cleco shortage? Yardstore.com...

Is there really a cleco shortage? Yardstore.com (fortunately in my hometown) has them. Normal price, looks like they're in stock. Worked great to build my plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,236
Posted By krw5927
The NAS1303-NAS1320 specification is one spec...

The NAS1303-NAS1320 specification is one spec covering multiple sizes (diameters) of the same bolt. NAS1304 is for the 1/4" dia bolts. Same with the NAS6603-NAS6620 spec.

The last revision of...
Forum: Autopilots 03-08-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By krw5927
Check for a broken shear pin in your roll servo. ...

Check for a broken shear pin in your roll servo. When my RV started oscillating in roll on AP, it turned out to be a broken shear pin. There was still enough friction it could (sloppily) control...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By krw5927
Sending you a PM. Unsure about the thread, but I...

Sending you a PM. Unsure about the thread, but I might be able to help.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By krw5927
Starting on page...

Starting on page 35:

https://assets.bose.com/content/dam/Bose_DAM/Web/consumer_electronics/global/products/headphones/a20_aviation_headset_Orion/pdf/a20_hdst_PDF_ownersguide_EN.pdf
Forum: Painting your RV 01-30-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,159
Posted By krw5927
Wow Lance, I'm so sorry to hear of your...

Wow Lance, I'm so sorry to hear of your trouble.

I had my 9A painted by a VERY well-advertised and respected painter in the RV community with nothing but glowing reviews. While the paint job itself...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By krw5927
EGT as a diagnostic tool

A few years ago flying home from visiting my parents, I noticed while in cruise flight that EGT on cylinder #3 started creeping up far out of its normal range (carb engine). The engine kept humming...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,455
Posted By krw5927
Interested to hear the details of your troubles,...

Interested to hear the details of your troubles, if you don't mind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,397
Posted By krw5927
There used to be a place called hangartoolbox.com...

There used to be a place called hangartoolbox.com that rented tools, unfortunately it seems to be gone now. Back in the 2013 timeframe I rented an Aerogrinder U-92 from them. It worked great on an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By krw5927
My Tempest pump did the same - a drop of oil...

My Tempest pump did the same - a drop of oil forming on one or more screw heads on the bottom of the pump after every flight. After a thorough investigation, oil was not getting past the gasket nor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,947
Posted By krw5927
Advise sending it back in. When I had a similar...

Advise sending it back in. When I had a similar issue on the wires from the jacks to the control box, they explained that they had had similar complaints which prompted finding a different jacketed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,338
Posted By krw5927
Add me to the list of people who don’t understand...

Add me to the list of people who don’t understand why someone would prefer to play games instead of helping people. Gosh if someone got injured or worse as a result of a similar issue that may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,890
Posted By krw5927
Every 2 years I fly from KS down to 52F and pay...

Every 2 years I fly from KS down to 52F and pay Walt a visit for IFR cert. The job is done well, done right, done by a d*mn nice guy, and done at a fair price. Makes for a fun trip. Go meet DR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,422
Posted By krw5927
Sounds precisely like the kind of CFI that I...

Sounds precisely like the kind of CFI that I would not hesitate to quickly part ways with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,663
Posted By krw5927
YEP! (extra characters)

YEP!

(extra characters)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,241
Posted By krw5927
I had the misfortune of hitting a turkey vulture...

I had the misfortune of hitting a turkey vulture on short final in my RV9A at Warsaw, MO a couple of summers ago. Low and slow, about 40' AGL with no other options or energy than to take what was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 202,507
Posted By krw5927
Finally!

Finally joined the club yesterday at 5000' in my 9A with a nice tailwind :D

https://i.postimg.cc/SsYrJDVJ/screenshot-N425-KW-SN03969-15-4-7-5568-20200310-182708-209-en-US.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By krw5927
Both are manganese-dioxide-cured polysulfide...

Both are manganese-dioxide-cured polysulfide sealants, qualified to (mostly) all the same industry and OEM specifications. The MnO2 is the curing/crosslinking agent.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,710
Posted By krw5927
Allan I am so very sorry. Know that you have...

Allan I am so very sorry. Know that you have many friends in aviation, many of us whom you have never met in person, who care and are thinking about you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By krw5927
Brand new Tempest showed signs of oil leak at the...

Brand new Tempest showed signs of oil leak at the diaphragm - always had a drop of oil on a few of the screw heads after any flight, regardless of how well I cleaned. It was not coming from the...
Forum: Interiors 01-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,952
Posted By krw5927
Up for another trip to Wichita, Sid? Got the...

Up for another trip to Wichita, Sid? Got the Aviators with headrests in my 9A. Afterward we'll grill steaks and sip good whisky...
Forum: Propellers 01-06-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By krw5927
Perfectly normal. Reconvene after installation...

Perfectly normal. Reconvene after installation of gear leg fairings and wheel pants. Significant speed and rpm increases are typical.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By krw5927
Bill, are these for the blue Vans gascolator? ...

Bill, are these for the blue Vans gascolator? It's been a couple months since my last condition inspection, but if I recall correctly, the screws on the blue gascolator are longer than 1/4". Also,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,799
Posted By krw5927
What was the cause of the engine stoppage in...

What was the cause of the engine stoppage in flight?
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By krw5927
Just like the photo you posted, in the standard...

Just like the photo you posted, in the standard Vans design the plastic (UHMW?) tube over the cable is retained in the fuselage by an adel clamp (held by the screw just forward and above the cable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By krw5927
Tie the grounds together and to the same common...

Tie the grounds together and to the same common airframe ground reference, just as you suggested. All good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,735
Posted By krw5927
Thank you for posting your experience. I...

Thank you for posting your experience. I recently had an Odyssey PC680 fail after only 8 months in service. This was after 4 years of reliable use out of its predecessor (also a PC680).

Annoyed by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By krw5927
Shoot me a PM. I have some cylinders and keys...

Shoot me a PM. I have some cylinders and keys for these caps. A couple years ago I decided I wanted a spare cap for my flight bag, so I reached out to Newton to get a new cap that was keyed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By krw5927
Antisplat here.

Antisplat here.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,220
Posted By krw5927
Would either of these be pretty much a drop in...

Would either of these be pretty much a drop in replacement for what you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,909
Posted By krw5927
Dan, is there a way to correlate (loosely) 1" H2O...

Dan, is there a way to correlate (loosely) 1" H2O delta plenum pressure to delta CHT in flight? Seems I've seen some info on that before but can't remember where. Would one assume correctly that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By krw5927
Check out Lycoming SSP-1776-4, page 1-41, Table...

Check out Lycoming SSP-1776-4, page 1-41, Table III.

https://www.lycoming.com/special-service-publication-no-1776-4
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By krw5927
This is the burning question I have... How in...

This is the burning question I have... How in the world are people pulling the screen and not making an unholy mess? I've come to only do this at annuals because it's so terrible, and I just did it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 86,444
Posted By krw5927
According to Lycoming SSP-1776, the parallel...

According to Lycoming SSP-1776, the parallel valve and angle valve direct drive engines have very slightly different exhaust valve guide...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By krw5927
Watching this one with interest. I've never...

Watching this one with interest. I've never installed unused pins in the connector, and can't really come up with a compelling reason to do so. Eager to hear from others though.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By krw5927
I think for a carb engine that's an impressive...

I think for a carb engine that's an impressive EGT spread. CHTs seem right in line too and the numbers look good. Watch them at higher OATs and make sure they're still OK, but I'd be very happy...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-11-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,708
Posted By krw5927
I live just a couple miles down the road from...

I live just a couple miles down the road from their HQ. Won't have time this week, but next week I'd be glad to call and see if they have a sample panel I could come take a few photos of. It sounds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,006
Posted By krw5927
Flyboys wing walk material failed for me as well...

Flyboys wing walk material failed for me as well after about 300 hours of flying. It was a bear to remove the adhesive, using copious amounts of mineral spirits and elbow grease. Replaced with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By krw5927
Evan, I'm in a similar boat with all my legal IFR...

Evan, I'm in a similar boat with all my legal IFR nav devices in one box. If that box fails, I have an ipad running Foreflight for charts/plates and also have backup charts/plates on my Skyview. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,848
Posted By krw5927
Similar experience here. 3 affected mags (one is...

Similar experience here. 3 affected mags (one is a bench spare), purchased at different places. One wanted to charge me the full price of the distributor gear ($100) plus $50 for their labor, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,250
Posted By krw5927
James, my Titan O-340 (9.0:1, carb) shipped in...

James, my Titan O-340 (9.0:1, carb) shipped in 2014 with 37BY's. Should I not be running those now? Why did the 9:1's stop shipping with 37BY's?

Can't say I've experienced any bad behaviors during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,604
Posted By krw5927
I give little consideration to the SA blog,...

I give little consideration to the SA blog, coming from a company with such an awful piece of software as Data Manager.

Further, if predictions of Foreflight's doom ever do come true, I'll save...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By krw5927
Missed that! Yep, perfectly good then.

Missed that! Yep, perfectly good then.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By krw5927
Absent a dedicated GMU11 magnetometer, as I...

Absent a dedicated GMU11 magnetometer, as I understand it the G5 does not indicate a gyroscopic (or gyroscopic equivalent) direction. It displays GPS ground track, which is not equivalent.
Forum: COMM 02-20-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,643
Posted By krw5927
Keith, what Charlie says here is exactly what I...

Keith, what Charlie says here is exactly what I did. Been working great and noise-free for hundreds of hours.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,353
Posted By krw5927
Ed, we worked with Jonathan McCormick at...

Ed, we worked with Jonathan McCormick at Planeschemer. He took a few very rough ideas my wife and I had, presented some unique options, and we went from there through a few rounds of refinement. ...
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