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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-11-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By airguy
Best knob I ever installed in my panel. I don't...

Best knob I ever installed in my panel. I don't have it trimmed as tight as Ralph does yet but I'm sneaking up on it. :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By airguy
I'm running ethanol laced 91 in my IO-360, almost...

I'm running ethanol laced 91 in my IO-360, almost 800 hours in the last 5 years.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By airguy
I know the Sandisk 8GB and 16 GB were found to be...

I know the Sandisk 8GB and 16 GB were found to be guilty, but not all of them - some would work, some would not. Other brands were mostly trouble free.

The problem was found and corrected with...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By airguy
Can't help you much with your vibration issue,...

Can't help you much with your vibration issue, but I'll add that Whirlwind has the same instruction for their props.

I just finished my 5th annual which required the WW200RV prop on my plane to go...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By airguy
uhhh.. shouldn't that be a tool that an A&P...

uhhh.. shouldn't that be a tool that an A&P has??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,077
Posted By airguy
Yep - this again. And that's a good thing,...

Yep - this again. And that's a good thing, because when the same old questions get asked again and again, it means there is new blood coming into our hobby in general, and this forum in particular.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By airguy
I've had it happen to me once, climbing out of...

I've had it happen to me once, climbing out of KMDD going southeast just outside the edge of the Charlie airspace. 1200 squawk and not talking, climbing hard, I got a call "N16GN, are you on...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-01-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,504
Posted By airguy
Yup, I'm often 70-75 knots over the numbers - but...

Yup, I'm often 70-75 knots over the numbers - but with a constant speed prop and full flaps it doesn't take long at all to dump the energy.

Short strips require a little more attention, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By airguy
Prop Balance at Sun 'N Fun?

Is there usually someone doing balances there at the show? I just got done with my annual and had my composite blades stripped and refinished for rock dings - needs a new balance now.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By airguy
There is a distinction to be made here between...

There is a distinction to be made here between VFR and IFR, I think.

Anyone flying semi-serious IFR would choose to have the land-based as well. You might have to fly to your alternate, but an ILS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By airguy
Parts may be a bit of a guessing game, depends on...

Parts may be a bit of a guessing game, depends on what is in their inventory - but I called them last week and they are running about a week and a half behind on all orders/shipments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By airguy
Yep, the rib flange will be fine - skins need...

Yep, the rib flange will be fine - skins need replacement. You'll never get them to look right.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By airguy
Dynon has excellent installation documentation...

Dynon has excellent installation documentation here - https://dynonavionics.com/skyview-documentation.php
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By airguy
About the closest you're going to get for...

About the closest you're going to get for all-in-one is a used 430W, the market is holding about $6000 for those now.
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By airguy
Why? If you already have the Skyview, that...

Why?

If you already have the Skyview, that includes the autopilot control software - all you have to do is add a pair of servos at $750 each. Can you install an entire STEC autopilot for less than...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By airguy
I ran into an example of the good side of this...

I ran into an example of the good side of this last year - very similar story to yours, the guy showed up to look at my airplane after I flew in for work. I guess he liked what he saw because he...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By airguy
Yes, the servo is a tight fight - and there is a...

Yes, the servo is a tight fight - and there is a range of travel for the servo arm where it can be assembled, and a range where it can't. It's finicky - but it works well.
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,148
Posted By airguy
Just this past week I reinstalled my seat belts...

Just this past week I reinstalled my seat belts after some work during the annual and came to the same conclusion - this is easier to do than you would think.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By airguy
Might want to check again - I show a TFR active...

Might want to check again - I show a TFR active to 7200.

I flew down and got a bunch of pics when SN9 and SN10 were on the two pads at the same time - 2 days later they raised the TFR from 1800 to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By airguy
Yes - the rest of the fuel system, everything...

Yes - the rest of the fuel system, everything from the fuel filler cap to the intake manifold, has to compatible with mogas as well. Some materials that are commonly used for hoses and seals may not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-18-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,574
Posted By airguy
And I did 5 hours in an RV10 for transition...

And I did 5 hours in an RV10 for transition training to my 9A 5 years ago - AIG insurance considered that close enough.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By airguy
SDS, by Ross Farnham. Simply the best in the...

SDS, by Ross Farnham. Simply the best in the business. He makes the computer that controls the engine - the AFR is a tuning tool for running it.

http://www.sdsefi.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By airguy
Air-Fuel Ratio. Literally how many pounds of air...

Air-Fuel Ratio. Literally how many pounds of air are being mixed to how many pounds of fuel for the engine. I have an oxygen sensor in the exhaust (just like your car) that reads out AFR to me on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,574
Posted By airguy
If you're looking at FP prop, then yes the...

If you're looking at FP prop, then yes the numbers and cautions about slowing down are about right. The 9A likes to fly, she doesn't bleed energy quickly.

I have a CS prop, and it helps...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,924
Posted By airguy
Depends on how much torque he can get. Sorry,...

Depends on how much torque he can get.


Sorry, sorry.... couldn't resist.. running and hiding now. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By airguy
I'm not sure what easy climb is, I've never heard...

I'm not sure what easy climb is, I've never heard of that. :D

I run mine everything forward for takeoff, at around 500' or so I pull the RPM back to 2500 and it stays there, throttle stays wide...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By airguy
Oh man, I'm up for it - but my airplane isn't. My...

Oh man, I'm up for it - but my airplane isn't. My prop is on a truck somewhere headed back to me and I'm finishing up my annual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By airguy
That's the plan, yes. To clarify - quite a few...

That's the plan, yes. To clarify - quite a few experimentals have made the trip - but only about a dozen were built by the pilot flying the trip - the rest were purchased.

In any case it will be a...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-14-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By airguy
The hard part is going to be finding a 10 to buy...

The hard part is going to be finding a 10 to buy - they typically sell in the first day or two when they do come available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By airguy
Got a little closer to RTW today, I installed a...

Got a little closer to RTW today, I installed a pair of 7.5 gallon fuel tanks (a la Marvin Holmsly) behind the seats for 15 gallons on top of the 67 I've got in the wings. Now I've got 1500 nm ranges...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,169
Posted By airguy
I'd buy a CD-155 tomorrow if I could for my...

I'd buy a CD-155 tomorrow if I could for my airplane. For my typical mission it's a perfect fit.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,169
Posted By airguy
I've had a few conversations (both voice and...

I've had a few conversations (both voice and email) with James Ball (Sales Manager) at Continental, he told me that they would indeed be interested in working with someone to develop a FWF package,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-09-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By airguy
And if you don't have the converters on hand...

And if you don't have the converters on hand already, I have a pair of the original Dynon converters available from my build. I removed them and went to a straight float sender because I run mixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By airguy
I've seen several threads like that before, but...

I've seen several threads like that before, but the basic idea is correct. You are building an airplane - Vans supplies the kit but you are the manufacturer. You can call it "Scoobies Mystery...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By airguy
And to piggyback on that, I just got a...

And to piggyback on that, I just got a subscription from Jepp to update TWO Avidyne's for a combined price of $539 annually.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By airguy
The high EGT and turbo problems I'm thinking of...

The high EGT and turbo problems I'm thinking of were on Mazdas, but the problem, as it was described at the time, was basically a product of the Wankel design. Now that was on gasoline - diesel will...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,370
Posted By airguy
If the engine and fuel system are set up so that...

If the engine and fuel system are set up so that they don't care, why wouldn't you run a cheaper fuel?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-02-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,370
Posted By airguy
Ross - what fuel pressure is being used for those...

Ross - what fuel pressure is being used for those data logs?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By airguy
I found the one on SkyGeek (thanks for that) but...

I found the one on SkyGeek (thanks for that) but they are 3-weeks leadtime. I called around and found a local shop with some in stock. Once I had the part number that was easy! :D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-28-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,370
Posted By airguy
It's going to depend on fuel rail pressure and...

It's going to depend on fuel rail pressure and delta across the injector face - but since Ralph Inkster has been kind enough to publicly share his EM-5 map, we can use his for an example. Mine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By airguy
Parts help needed

I cannot find it on the few engine drawings I have, but on my IO 360B1B parallel valve engine, the valve rocker shaft has a pair of plastic plugs on each end to protect it from contact with the valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By airguy
I had an insurance agent tell me once - "We will...

I had an insurance agent tell me once - "We will always pay for stupid. And we'll even pay for negligent - once."
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-26-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,370
Posted By airguy
Or perhaps it's simply time to get answers to the...

Or perhaps it's simply time to get answers to the questions? Or do we just close down threads one after another to avoid have a fact-based discussion in favor of marketing?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-24-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,370
Posted By airguy
And that's the same thing I ran into, and why I...

And that's the same thing I ran into, and why I went with Ross's system. I'm an engineer by trade with degrees in physics and chemistry. When I was researching these systems for my plane and asked...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-24-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,370
Posted By airguy
RISC was developed in the 70's. I remember...

RISC was developed in the 70's. I remember learning about it like it was "the new thing" while I was in Junior high school in the early 80's. The whole point of RISC was to allow more processing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By airguy
I just use an Excel spreadsheet, and keep my last...

I just use an Excel spreadsheet, and keep my last paper logbook for BFR's and ratings. Has worked fine for the last 10 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By airguy
I got that same notice regarding my life...

I got that same notice regarding my life insurance policy, which had been through AOPA. I have since changed providers.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By airguy
Didn't they also run up against very high EGT and...

Didn't they also run up against very high EGT and problems with the turbo as a result of the heat?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By airguy
It's a modified Wankel. I believe we've done that...

It's a modified Wankel. I believe we've done that and been there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By airguy
First thing you need to do is move out of New...

First thing you need to do is move out of New York! :D:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By airguy
What software version are you running? 16.0 has...

What software version are you running? 16.0 has just been released, which fixed a bug that could sometime cause problems booting or freezing with certain USB sticks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,079
Posted By airguy
I'll be there for sure - second vaccine shot next...

I'll be there for sure - second vaccine shot next week.
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By airguy
I slid it in, and get into the setup mode and set...

I slid it in, and get into the setup mode and set the various languages and speeds in about 5 minutes and they were talking to each other - easy as that.

The Avidyne manual tells you to (and more...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By airguy
Another +1 for the Avidyne IFD440. I have one in...

Another +1 for the Avidyne IFD440. I have one in my 9A and one in the C-172.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By airguy
Been there, done that. Threw them away and...

Been there, done that. Threw them away and ordered from Tom. It's one of those things that takes a fair bit of repetition to get it right, and you'll go broke trying to teach yourself versus hiring...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,331
Posted By airguy
The chemical methanol itself - no. The method...

The chemical methanol itself - no.

The method used to produce it, where the product is acidic, yes. That's what started the old wives tales about ethanol being corrosive to aluminum decades ago....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,169
Posted By airguy
I have, as recently as two months ago. Their...

I have, as recently as two months ago. Their position has not changed.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,169
Posted By airguy
Same here. I had my eye on that 4-cylinder really...

Same here. I had my eye on that 4-cylinder really hard, but it never happened. The base power is about 20 less than I have installed now but I would go for the turbodiesel in a heartbeat for the high...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 164,356
Posted By airguy
MT makes some nice electric in-flight adjustable...

MT makes some nice electric in-flight adjustable props. Of course, also nice is the stack of $100 bills you'll trade for it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,169
Posted By airguy
I don't believe Continental is selling to the...

I don't believe Continental is selling to the experimental market.

You're probably going to end up rolling your own.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By airguy
Absolutely true - and I'm happy to share the path...

Absolutely true - and I'm happy to share the path that I took to enlightenment and running 91E10 - but that really should be another thread.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-04-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
Posted By airguy
Ralph, you're running strictly 100LL, correct?

Ralph, you're running strictly 100LL, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By airguy
Every time you open those lines to...

Every time you open those lines to check/change/clean the filter, yes you will spill fuel in the cockpit. Also consider the problems with having one single filter that can become plugged, versus two...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By airguy
For mogas, that's generally true - but for car...

For mogas, that's generally true - but for car gas with ethanol, caution is advised. The ethanol blends will not play nicely with natural rubber compounds in the fuel system like O-rings, hoses,...
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