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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By MacCool
Yes, the so-called "pour-over will". This state...

Yes, the so-called "pour-over will". This state has pretty strict laws of property distribution, however, so probate is a bit on the perfunctory side. Rare that a probate judge has much to do, I'm...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By MacCool
My attorney just shrugged when I asked this...

My attorney just shrugged when I asked this question. The FAA document is just a registration, not a title/proof-of-ownership. I don’t know about your state but here airplanes are non-titled. She...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By MacCool
I Really like the SkyBolts for their convenience...

I Really like the SkyBolts for their convenience and security. However, they are definitely more noticeable than the piano hinge approach to securing the cowl.

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Forum: GPS 10-02-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By MacCool
My IFD440 is an awesome navigator and is a huge...

My IFD440 is an awesome navigator and is a huge upgrade over the 430W that it replaced. On paper, 10.3.0.2 is a really great update, but I’m just gonna wait.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By MacCool
I agree about the flange. What are you going use...

I agree about the flange.

What are you going use for the aluminum ring? Make it or buy it? If you’re going to buy it, what’s your source?
Forum: GPS 10-02-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By MacCool
Reviewing the Avidyne forums over the last...

Reviewing the Avidyne forums over the last several days...it does not appear that this 10.3.0.2 update is entirely ready for the masses. It seems to me that, especially for those of us Experimental...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By MacCool
Adding electrical mods and re-wiring in a rented...

Adding electrical mods and re-wiring in a rented hangar, even low-current LED lighting..I'd be amazed (and envious) if the owner of the hangar allowed that. My own needs might not be representative...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By MacCool
Yes those are very nice and work well. They need...

Yes those are very nice and work well. They need a hole in the wheel pants of 1 5/16. Without them or something similar you will indeed chew up the paint surrounding the holes. They're kind of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By MacCool
Yes, so states the label on the rattle can.

Yes, so states the label on the rattle can.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-01-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By MacCool
OP didn’t mention whether he’s actually bought...

OP didn’t mention whether he’s actually bought this hanger, or is renting it. Improvement may not be practical for those of us who prefer, or have to rent our hangar space. A new hangar such as OP’s...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-01-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By MacCool
The most useful accessories in my hangar are...

The most useful accessories in my hangar are magnets. I have many, many neodymium magnets of various strength and sizes that I use for pinning up papers, charts, posters, banners etc. Naturally, this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-30-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By MacCool
Thanks, I was torn on the primer. I elected to...

Thanks, I was torn on the primer. I elected to just use the color rattle can but the filler showed through despite several coats so I just sanded most of it off. The repair is nice and smooth with no...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By MacCool
OK, sounds good Paul. Thanks for the help. What...

OK, sounds good Paul. Thanks for the help. What should I use for a primer (rattle can)?.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By MacCool
Small ding repaired...how would you finish this up?

This little ding/hangar rash on the trailing edge of the right wingtip was there when I bought the plane. It's a chunk out of the gel coat about 2cm x 1cm. I finally got to the repair. I sanded it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,004
Posted By MacCool
My iPad Pro likes PD via a USB-C connector. I use...

My iPad Pro likes PD via a USB-C connector. I use s couple of these from Amazon...they work fine.
Forum: The RV Grin 09-27-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By MacCool
My wife is "uncomfortable" in my RV-9A. Puzzling...

My wife is "uncomfortable" in my RV-9A. Puzzling to me as she was a helicopter Flight Nurse for more than a decade and loves helicopters of all shapes and sizes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-27-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By MacCool
I don't think that modern avionics are at risk...

I don't think that modern avionics are at risk for those kind of voltage drops on startup anymore. I have an avionics master switch, but it's generally on during engine start...and in two years, no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By MacCool
The next most important step IMHO is to figure...

The next most important step IMHO is to figure out what your mission is going to be in 2+ years. Doing a panel is hard....RE-doing a panel is even harder. If it was me, I would certainly be looking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,063
Posted By MacCool
Great question. I don’t know the answer… I would...

Great question. I don’t know the answer… I would have to review Mike Busch’ opinions at Savvy to understand why he likes it so much. From my standpoint, I haven’t seen any bona-fide engineering test...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,063
Posted By MacCool
Oil additives and hucksterism go together like...

Oil additives and hucksterism go together like peas and carrots
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,063
Posted By MacCool
This can be said of almost every single gasoline...

This can be said of almost every single gasoline or oil additive of the last 60 years, when Andy Granatelli was able to convince the public that STP was magic.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-26-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By MacCool
If it was me, I’d start by load testing the...

If it was me, I’d start by load testing the battery which might give info regarding a bad cell and at least give an idea of overall battery health. Then I’d get out the multimeter and check for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,320
Posted By MacCool
On my IO-320 with the usual engine-driven pump...

On my IO-320 with the usual engine-driven pump and a Weldon boost pump located on the firewall, and using exclusively 100LL, I don’t ever get actual vapor lock (fuel injected) but when hot and on...
Forum: GPS 09-24-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By MacCool
Quite a list of improvements…seems like a pretty...

Quite a list of improvements…seems like a pretty ambitious upgrade. As Dan noted, there are a few bugs that Avidyne appears to be trying to sort out. I’m grounded for a few more weeks (can’t even sit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,320
Posted By MacCool
Locally, I have no Lycoming-approved alternative...

Locally, I have no Lycoming-approved alternative fuel options other than 100LL. These days, the FBO at the regional airport where I keep my plane gets $6.88/gal for 100LL. I buy it from them in a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By MacCool
When you head out to your airport's compass rose,...

When you head out to your airport's compass rose, do the calibration with the canopy closed and ma8ybe with the engine running. Ask me how I know....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By MacCool
I installed my SV-ADAHRS200 behind the baggage...

I installed my SV-ADAHRS200 behind the baggage bulkhead in the recommended OP-6 bracket. Works great, but during calibration of the magnetometer, I learned how much an open vs closed canopy affects...
Forum: GPS 09-23-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By MacCool
Avidyne software update to 10.3.0.2 appears to be...

Avidyne software update to 10.3.0.2 appears to be available for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By MacCool
Young Eagles is a great program, I’m told. Years...

Young Eagles is a great program, I’m told. Years ago, I was a mission pilot for the CAP for several years and cadet orientation flights were a regular thing. I’ve flown dozens of those and they were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,063
Posted By MacCool
PT Barnum says “YES”, absolutely…buy it. And buy...

PT Barnum says “YES”, absolutely…buy it. And buy every other engine additive you see as long as it’s advertised on any NASCAR car or Reno race plane.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By MacCool
That’s a key question. I love tinkering in the...

That’s a key question. I love tinkering in the garage…cars, boats, tractors, motorcycles…was a factory-trained MOPAR mechanic when I was a kid. I’ve also been a pilot for over 50 years. I decided to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,756
Posted By MacCool
Yes, yes…I’m aware. I should have been more...

Yes, yes…I’m aware. I should have been more clear. Those quotes were mostly from the companies that Leah contacted on my behalf. The $8000 (or thereabouts) quote was one that I obtained directly from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,756
Posted By MacCool
I just renewed my $95,000 policy on my RV-9A (I’m...

I just renewed my $95,000 policy on my RV-9A (I’m likely under-insured in this market). Global Insurance, brokered by Leah Ringeisen at Gallagher. I have more hours than you and I’m likely quite a...
Forum: Reviews 09-19-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By MacCool
Yeah, I don’t think the grip plays in a role in...

Yeah, I don’t think the grip plays in a role in setting the thing up. I put mine on the stick right below the grip then push the pin in to secure it.
Forum: Reviews 09-18-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By MacCool
I've noted the same issue and found that although...

I've noted the same issue and found that although it does allow side-to-side stick movement, it would take a LOT of force to be able to hit the stops. I do confess however that last time I parked the...
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By MacCool
Yeah, any kind of epoxy would be fine. In my case...

Yeah, any kind of epoxy would be fine. In my case just I picked up some Devcon epoxy from my neighborhood hardware store and while there I just asked them for a bit of black pigment from their paint...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,825
Posted By MacCool
I use two PC-680s in parallel that I can use for...

I use two PC-680s in parallel that I can use for starting if I need it for that but I’ve never had any cranking issues. I will usually start with both batteries on but take #2 offline after engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By MacCool
I've been getting the same kind of fuel pressure...

I've been getting the same kind of fuel pressure fluctuations on my IO-320 since it got warm this summer, along with mildly problematic hot starts. I notice it on taxiing, mostly taxiing in after...
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By MacCool
Watch this video for a good overview from a...

Watch this video for a good overview from a couple of YouTube stars…:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAvfB9HBkqc
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-16-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By MacCool
My most recent annual about 6 months ago was...

My most recent annual about 6 months ago was $760. That included installing an Anti-Splat oil cooler shutter. I did take the time to remove the seats/carpeting and the forward cockpit floor as well...
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By MacCool
I had a nick quite a bit larger than that on the...

I had a nick quite a bit larger than that on the trailing edge of my MT composite prop. I repaired it with a little epoxy that I mixed with some black paint pigment. Formed it up with a little peel...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By MacCool
Somewhere around here, I remember reading...

Somewhere around here, I remember reading relative sales figures for Van’s side-by-sides and noted (unsurprisingly IMHO) that sales of tricycle-gear “A” models were substantially higher than the tail...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By MacCool
With the usual relay protection diodes in place,...

With the usual relay protection diodes in place, there should be no problem starting the engine with the (modern) avionics turned on, and this is in fact recommended at least in the manual for my AFS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By MacCool
I did install a G5 as a dissimilar back up.

I did install a G5 as a dissimilar back up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,007
Posted By MacCool
All true. I’ve been a pilot for a long, long time...

All true. I’ve been a pilot for a long, long time but never considered Experimental aviation until prompted to take a hard look at it by a friend a few years ago while looking for a new, more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,007
Posted By MacCool
I agree with all of that but "easier than ever to...

I agree with all of that but "easier than ever to be a "trailblazer"" isn't the same thing as "easy to be a "trailblazer"". We all have different expectations for our aviation hobby. Some get their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,007
Posted By MacCool
It can be done, but at least for me and many...

It can be done, but at least for me and many others there's no infrastructure to support it unless I want to lug several five-gallon cans and do my own fueling. I have zero interest in that level of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-08-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By MacCool
Depending on where in "Northern Wisconsin", Tom...

Depending on where in "Northern Wisconsin", Tom Berge in the Twin Cities might be able to help you out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,007
Posted By MacCool
Low-quantity product, like avgas, can be...

Low-quantity product, like avgas, can be problematic in pipelines because of the time and cost required for product switchover, and the volume of product wasted at that switchover. If we had more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By MacCool
Mine does too, but it’s highly dependent on where...

Mine does too, but it’s highly dependent on where i’m flying. In this part of the country, ADS-B ground stations can get a little sparse and that seems to make all the difference. In the northern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,007
Posted By MacCool
I suspect that the overt hostility for TEL that...

I suspect that the overt hostility for TEL that you see in California is not universally mirrored around the country. No doubt there are indeed pockets of hostility, but I don’t see any thing like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,965
Posted By MacCool
actually, you’re right…one wouldn’t have to enter...

actually, you’re right…one wouldn’t have to enter their actual tail number. For what it’s worth however, even out here in the hinterlands, many or most of these self-service fuel stations in these...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,965
Posted By MacCool
In this part of the country, rural Minnesota,...

In this part of the country, rural Minnesota, Aviation fuel self service pumps for the most part do not support that technology. However, I have run into a few that require, as part of the purchase...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By MacCool
A surprise flat front tire on landing is no joke....

A surprise flat front tire on landing is no joke. I'd replace it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,802
Posted By MacCool
As as true of most pilots, gravity is not your...

As as true of most pilots, gravity is not your friend
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,802
Posted By MacCool
More importantly....you also have to get down off...

More importantly....you also have to get down off the wing....

Seriously though...sounds like you're making great progress.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-05-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By MacCool
I agree, I found my Milwaukee oscillating tool to...

I agree, I found my Milwaukee oscillating tool to be absolutely invaluable in redoing my wheel pants recently.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,965
Posted By MacCool
Will we all have to get our gas caps re-engraved...

Will we all have to get our gas caps re-engraved or tanks re-placarded?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By MacCool
I like the wingtip mount for it's view.with a 360...

I like the wingtip mount for it's view.with a 360 degree camera. I'm currently working on adding a second Flight Flix mount and adding a pole to get more dramatic editing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By MacCool
i use that same mount, securing it to the screws...

i use that same mount, securing it to the screws that hold on the wing tip, alternately on the top or on the underside of the airfoil. I use it pretty much exclusively for an Insta One 360camera.It...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By MacCool
Very illuminating. Thank you for posting...

Very illuminating. Thank you for posting this.



Agree completely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,273
Posted By MacCool
OP should check in with Headwaters EAA chapter in...

OP should check in with Headwaters EAA chapter in Three Forks, about 100 miles west of him....see if they have anything to make the drive worthwhile. Maybe they have some RV's flying with them. It's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By MacCool
in the old days, drain intervals were about...

in the old days, drain intervals were about detergent content/quality and about shear stability particularly in multi-viscosity oils. Modern catalytic refining and now synthetic oils have a made...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-03-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,438
Posted By MacCool
Over the years, I’ve owned three different...

Over the years, I’ve owned three different vBulletin licenses have have had three forums - two specialty-oriented and one general public. I appreciate hearing your opinion, have heard it before, but...
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