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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By GEM930
Vans Static ports for AOA?

Has anyone used Vans standard pop rivet static ports as the high and low pressure ports for an AOA indicator? My MGL Voyager is set up for AOA and I ran lines to the wing, but I?m trying to find the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By GEM930
Ok, but it that?s the case (the stops limiting...

Ok, but it that?s the case (the stops limiting the fine pitch to redline at sea level), would that not reduce your rpm on take off at higher density airports?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By GEM930
GT Propeller Blades - help me understand CS operation!!

Ok, I thought I understood how a CS propeller works, but I guess I don't. I purchased new blades from GT Propeller in Italy and had them installed on my Hartzell hub. Alex at GT told me I would...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,379
Posted By GEM930
Yes, but finding one that is normally closed is...

Yes, but finding one that is normally closed is proving to be more difficult.
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,379
Posted By GEM930
Thx! Just ordered one. Now need to find...

Thx! Just ordered one. Now need to find appropriate normally closed relay for the b+ lead. Ideas???
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,379
Posted By GEM930
Also I went back to Dans post to check out the...

Also I went back to Dans post to check out the link to the voltage warning circuit, but it's gone now?
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,379
Posted By GEM930
Relay?

Any recommendations on a normally closed relay to use on the b lead?
Perhaps solid state???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,137
Posted By GEM930
Haters gonna hate! One crack in a thousand is...

Haters gonna hate!
One crack in a thousand is not bad odds, unless it's your plane (mine was cracked!!!). I made a new bracket and purchased the mod. I was unable to use it on my six as the holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,746
Posted By GEM930
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff404/Gem930/E...

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff404/Gem930/EB7887E2-98EF-42A3-A17C-E8A8EAC3FBB6.jpg

Here is a pic of the blades.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,746
Posted By GEM930
That and there is going to be a least a week...

That and there is going to be a least a week between test flights as that is the time frame American Propeller gave me for doing the overhaul and blade swap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,746
Posted By GEM930
I just received my set last week!!! I promised...

I just received my set last week!!! I promised Alex at GT some comparison data between my current 7666 (74") blades and the new GT (72") blades so I will post the info and some pictures here as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,883
Posted By GEM930
This looks like it could be a repair option for...

This looks like it could be a repair option for the bird strike thread!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By GEM930
Great !!! Thx so much...that helps! GEM

Great !!! Thx so much...that helps!

GEM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By GEM930
Anything??

Anything??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By GEM930
Original white cowl.

Original white cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By GEM930
That would certainly help.... Thx!

That would certainly help.... Thx!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By GEM930
I guess I should mention it's a 6a.

I guess I should mention it's a 6a.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By GEM930
Cowl weight ?

I know this information is probably in about 100 different threads, but I'll be darned if I can find it!
I've done a lot of mods to my cowl over the years and it has gained a few pounds. I've...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 129,594
Posted By GEM930
Will this work with wingx???

Will this work with wingx???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
I don't have a wide band on all four , but it is...

I don't have a wide band on all four , but it is after the "y" on the #1 and #2.

The delta is 147 and 159 respectively. I realize this is not as accurate as it could be if it was on only one, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
Sorry.... I should have said average.... I...

Sorry.... I should have said average....
I averaged the 4 peak and the 4 full rich and subtracted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
Looks like the change from peak (approx 15-1) and...

Looks like the change from peak (approx 15-1) and full rich (11-1) is about 162 degrees, at least in my aircraft. I was at 19" and I know my timing advances below 24" so I'm not sure if that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
Post 100 is peak egt at 14.8-15.2, if I remember...

Post 100 is peak egt at 14.8-15.2, if I remember correctly.
Post 101 is full rich at 11-11.1.
No way to plot the afr as it is displayed on a different unit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff404/Gem930/e...

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff404/Gem930/egt%20at%2011to1.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff404/Gem930/e...

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff404/Gem930/egt%20at%20peak.png (http://s1234.photobucket.com/user/Gem930/media/egt%20at%20peak.png.html)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
ok ... so that did not work!!! I have them on...

ok ... so that did not work!!!

I have them on photobucket... whats wrong???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
I'm posting graphs from Savvy of my last flight. ...

I'm posting graphs from Savvy of my last flight. The first is marked at peak EGT, the second is marked at full rich, which was 11.1 to 1 on the wide band AFR gauge and the third is just a graph of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
Egt relationship to AFR

I finally got a chance to fly. Temp was 94* . Take off full rich the AFR was around 10.2 to 1. Climbed out at 120kts. Highest cylinder was 409. My engine only has 35 hours since major and still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
I can adjust my timing in flight, but I'm very...

I can adjust my timing in flight, but I'm very apprehensive to do so as I'm terrified of destroying my engine from detonation.

Gem
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
11 to 1??

I do have a wide band sensor I can install temperarily in the bung that the narrow band is in. I will do so... Verify what it reads at peak (hopefully close to (14.7) record peak egts ,record Egts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
Thx Ross! I was hoping you would chime in! I...

Thx Ross!

I was hoping you would chime in! I actually have another question I think you might be able to help with as well, but that would be a huge thread drift. Look for a "mag drop" question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,623
Posted By GEM930
Degrees ROP at full rich?

Not wanting to cause too much of a thread drift.... but... does anyone know approximately how may degrees ROP an O-360 will run full rich? I have an EFI system and can adjust the range of mixture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By GEM930
Warm oil pressure higher at idle?

I know there are numerous posts about oil pressure, but I have been unable to locate an answer to my question. My oil pressure seemed a little low at cruse (55PSI) on my overhauled O-360 so I added...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
I flew tonight.... Much better... 1480 ft/min at...

I flew tonight.... Much better... 1480 ft/min at 110kts climb from take off. Airport elevation is 245'. 167 kts at 2000' (2500 msl) wot at 2500rpm, 81 degrees F (not quite vans specificstions,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
[QUOTE=Aggie78;978895]Situations like this...

[QUOTE=Aggie78;978895]Situations like this problem and my relative ignorance of aircraft engines and their operation are why I have an engine monitor and pay for Mike Busch's SavvyAnalysis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
Thanks for all the advise. I hope I did not...

Thanks for all the advise. I hope I did not damage anything. I have no way of knowing how retarded it was as I turned it by hand to check it, but I checked the data from my EFIS and it looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
WOO HOO!!!!! The MTH was only hand tight!!!! I'm...

WOO HOO!!!!!

The MTH was only hand tight!!!! I'm an idiot! Hopefully I did not burn a valve! I guess I can't attribute my reduced chts to breaking the engine in. Oh well.... I Would rather look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
The new propeller is a constant speed. The...

The new propeller is a constant speed. The engine only has 30 hours on it and problem occurred over last 5 hours... Just did compression all jugs 79/80. Home early gonna go to hangar now!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
Another thing I forgot to mention is that noticed...

Another thing I forgot to mention is that noticed a larger than normal rpm reduction when doing the mag check. Normally, I remember only seeing about 50 rpm on either set of plugs, but on last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
Oh man.... I hope your wrong. Ill check my data,...

Oh man.... I hope your wrong. Ill check my data, but I do remember seeing higher Egts. 1600 I think. I did not pay much attention as I thought the actual numbers were not important on non turbo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
That's a good call.... I did check the prop cable...

That's a good call.... I did check the prop cable when I adjusted the stops, but the throttle would certainly be worth looking at. The fuel flow, however, would tend to indicate that it is getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,865
Posted By GEM930
Significant loss of power?!?!? Timing? Cam?

I'm having an issue with my recent engine swap from an o-320 with a fixed pitch to an o-360 with a constant speed. Initially the increase in performance was what I'd expected (better rate of climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,138
Posted By GEM930
How about a harnesses that loops over each step...

How about a harnesses that loops over each step or even the wing tie downs and goes back to a central pulling point?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,512
Posted By GEM930
I bought one about a month ago. So far works...

I bought one about a month ago. So far works great. Very easy to mount the tire. The tire, wheel and axle weighed about 1/2 pound less with a multi ply (8, I think) tire than my stocker (worn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By GEM930
440 tinnerman washers?

Anyone know of a source for 440 tinnerman washers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,653
Posted By GEM930
A painter friend suggestion some 3M bare metal...

A painter friend suggestion some 3M bare metal seem sealer. He says it's paintable and you can put it down like you we're caulking a bathtub.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,653
Posted By GEM930
No, it was the seam where the top panel just aft...

No, it was the seam where the top panel just aft of the cowling (in front of the wind screen) overlaps the side panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,653
Posted By GEM930
I meant no disrespect about the spanned gaps and...

I meant no disrespect about the spanned gaps and intentionally left out any specific information about any specific aircraft. I do, however, know the difference between speed tape and vinyl and this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,653
Posted By GEM930
I think I'm going to RTV a couple inches of a...

I think I'm going to RTV a couple inches of a seam and wrap it and see how it looks. I'll report back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,653
Posted By GEM930
RTV ?

I wonder if turning the step into a ramp with RTV might be a solution?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,653
Posted By GEM930
Vinyl wrap seams?

For those who have wrapped their own planes how did you handle the joints? Particularly the joints where one aluminum panel over laps another and creates a small step. I looked pretty close at a...
Forum: GPS 10-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By GEM930
Already has the RG-400 so I'm good there. I...

Already has the RG-400 so I'm good there. I guess I'll give it a shot.
Forum: GPS 10-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By GEM930
430 GPS antenna on a 250XL

I'm not sure if I should post this in the section or the comm section but here goes. Will the GPS antenna for my waas 430 work with my Garmin 250 XL? The reason I'm asking is I am going to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 115,246
Posted By GEM930
My buddy who is also a member here (McFly) added...

My buddy who is also a member here (McFly) added the unit to his plane and says that he got about 150 RPM more static or maybe it was take off, I don't remember, but I know he was conscious of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 52,767
Posted By GEM930
Any results yet on the top mount???

Any results yet on the top mount???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,976
Posted By GEM930
So I bought a Shorai battery a few months ago to...

So I bought a Shorai battery a few months ago to replace my odyssey as I added a CS prop and was looking for some weight savings in the nose.... Now I'm thinking EarthX might have been a better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,040
Posted By GEM930
Hmmm... Hardness test? This concerned me so I...

Hmmm... Hardness test? This concerned me so I reread some of the old treads. Looks like several others have completed the mod themselves, bad batch of legs? Actually could not find one post of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,040
Posted By GEM930
I did mine after talking to a friend that owns a...

I did mine after talking to a friend that owns a local machine shop and getting a quality die from him (about $60 I think). I actually did mine still on the plane (braced it some how, but can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,770
Posted By GEM930
Witness statements seem to indicate he may have...

Witness statements seem to indicate he may have hit a power line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,770
Posted By GEM930
6a down in northern Ca

http://m.appeal-democrat.com/articles/williams-127793-fire-department.html

A 6a out if Willows Ca.
Only an acquaintance, but a very nice guy.
Prayers to his family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By GEM930
You can get almost the exact same valve at OSH...

You can get almost the exact same valve at OSH for about $15.00.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By GEM930
Thanks sooooooo much!

Thanks sooooooo much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By GEM930
Relay diode???

Quick question for the electronics guys out there... will a GP15M work instead 1N5407 diode? Trying to get some stuff buttoned up and can't get the 1N5407 locally, but have the GP15M

Thx!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,110
Posted By GEM930
Cause I'm a freak for redundancy and I was...

Cause I'm a freak for redundancy and I was worried about a valve failure, I put one on each pipe... Copied the set up on a friends hot rod jet boat. Secretly hoping for a little more vacuum, as...
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