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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By MacCool
I had a CAV-110 sump drain on my left wing that...

I had a CAV-110 sump drain on my left wing that was dripping a little. Just this afternoon I pulled the sump drains on both wings and drained the tanks, then the gascolator...going to use the...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By MacCool
I have dual PC680's in parallel. Any...

I have dual PC680's in parallel. Any charger/maintainer will likely be fine as long as it's compatible with AGM batteries. My airplane came with some generic float charger I'd never heard of. It bit...
Forum: Steam Gauges Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By MacCool
I had mine certified IFR a few months ago. I have...

I had mine certified IFR a few months ago. I have an AFS EFIS, a G5, and a conventional gauge. They checked all three. The EFiS and G5 did fine, the round gauge didn’t make the cut and got placarded...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By MacCool
This is a good point. As is often the case with...

This is a good point. As is often the case with remote "less-than-urban" airports, cell reception might be problematic, and even more so inside a metal hangar. My hand-held VHF radio will barely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By MacCool
In general probably true, but I've noted that...

In general probably true, but I've noted that there is a wide variety of insurance price points for any given pilot in the same aircraft with the same coverage. When I shopped insurance, I found...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By MacCool
Seems to me that build order on any RV these days...

Seems to me that build order on any RV these days is going to be largely influenced by the parts availability and Van's impressive shipping delays/backorders. I would (did) check with Van's and get...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-02-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,465
Posted By MacCool
Steve Henry has been the guru in the Yamaha Apex...

Steve Henry has been the guru in the Yamaha Apex world, which Bryan Bowen (Project Kitfox) has just flown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BibiTUv9DYA&t=2s), and documented on his YouTube channel. He...
Forum: Midwest 05-01-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By MacCool
Tom Berge.....

Tom Berge.....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,551
Posted By MacCool
Right. True for certificated airplanes, not for...

Right. True for certificated airplanes, not for Experimental airplanes. It's why, for example, you might see Jonas Marcinko land his Rotax-powered Kitfox on a back road and taxi up to a gas station...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,551
Posted By MacCool
https://www.lycoming.com/content/unleaded-fuels-pa...

https://www.lycoming.com/content/unleaded-fuels-part-1
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,551
Posted By MacCool
Can the engine run mogas? Here's Lycoming's list...

Can the engine run mogas? Here's Lycoming's list of approved fuels for their engine models. It assumes that the fuels are airworthy, and they specify that they don't believe that pump gas is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,552
Posted By MacCool
You mean, like, Mobil 1? And when you say...

You mean, like, Mobil 1? And when you say "successfully", do you mean "no serious engine damage " or "no catastrophic engine failure"?

I can't think of any reason I'd elect to use any oil in my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By MacCool
For me, G5 is only a backup...I mainly use the...

For me, G5 is only a backup...I mainly use the PFD and MMD for flight/navigation, but mounting that small display close to my center of view works great, as would be optimal with any HSI/artificial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,414
Posted By MacCool
I’ve never flown into Oshkosh. Certainly sounds...

I’ve never flown into Oshkosh. Certainly sounds like an attractive prospect, even if it was possible to find a place to stay. :rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,551
Posted By MacCool
As I understand Lycoming, it's not a matter of...

As I understand Lycoming, it's not a matter of octane or additives, it's about airworthiness. Both pump gas and mogas adhere to ASTM D4814, but pump gas is not airworthy, at least not consistently....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By MacCool
Hangar-neighbor uses Switcheon ...

Hangar-neighbor uses Switcheon (https://switcheon.com/)to activate a 30 amp relay...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By MacCool
RV Hangar Banner 48x80

sold............
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By MacCool
Yes, I was warned ;). I have a ring in the floor...

Yes, I was warned ;). I have a ring in the floor that I use to secure the tail down with a cam-lock tie-down strap for that purpose, although so far I've only used the things for main gear...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-25-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By MacCool
I have those on the wing tie-downs. I had one on...

I have those on the wing tie-downs. I had one on the the tail too, but I replaced it with an eyebolt so I could attach a GoPro mount. All three have/had a plastic spring-loaded aerodynamic fairing on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By MacCool
I made a couple of these, and used some...

I made a couple of these, and used some smoothed-off grade 8 carriage bolts in the wing tie-down mounts as jack points.

..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,134
Posted By MacCool
Minor correction...there are a number of things...

Minor correction...there are a number of things about lead exposure that are bad, but carcinogenicity in humans is pretty far from the top of the list. No mechanism for causing cancer has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By MacCool
I went through this. I ended up talking to the...

I went through this. I ended up talking to the head Kam Lock guy at Crow. He advised compressed air, and strongly advised against taking one apart (shooting springs). I'm not particularly afraid of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,134
Posted By MacCool
I think this is a very interesting topic, and...

I think this is a very interesting topic, and like most GA aircraft owners, I'm intensely interested. I'd prefer to run no-lead gasoline in my airplane for multiple reasons, but the show-stoppers for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,933
Posted By MacCool
My guess would be that someone at that post...

My guess would be that someone at that post office thinks that used oil is hazardous waste, therefore can't be sent through the mail.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By MacCool
I just replaced my 10 year-old 4500, which...

I just replaced my 10 year-old 4500, which failed, with a new 5400 that I got from Advanced Flight. I did keep the 3500 that I was using for a moving map display. The process converted the whole...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By MacCool
That's pretty much where I'm at. If I can climb...

That's pretty much where I'm at. If I can climb at 2000 fps and cruise at 150+ knots at 7.5 GPH (potentially outflying my bladder) and not doing aerobatics....

If aerobatics had been important to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,586
Posted By MacCool
These appear to be increasingly popular in some...

These appear to be increasingly popular in some segments of the pilot community....:)


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Forum: RV-4 04-20-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By MacCool
I have two PC680's in my RV-9A, one as primary...

I have two PC680's in my RV-9A, one as primary and the other as an avionics backup. They're outstanding batteries, reliable and durable. Before I bought the plane, they were routinely charged on a 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By MacCool
My policy includes a Waiver of Subrogation. I got...

My policy includes a Waiver of Subrogation. I got that to cover my buddy, who was the CFI doing my transition training and is named on the policy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By MacCool
Yep. The smooth/polished grade 8 bolt in the wing...

Yep. The smooth/polished grade 8 bolt in the wing tie-down against the ram with poly insert captured by the steel tube provides the necessary freedom of angulation. For a tricycle gear, anyway.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,107
Posted By MacCool
The only issue I have had with the adapters is...

The only issue I have had with the adapters is changing plugs....sometimes the adapters stay in the engine and sometimes they come out with the plug. Despite using some anti-seize. My A&P advised...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By MacCool
Mine are similar, minus the craftsmanship. I got...

Mine are similar, minus the craftsmanship. I got this design from an older EAA blog I found online. These jacks worked very well for my AP/IA at my last condition inspection. Rather than the elegant...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,107
Posted By MacCool
They did on my IO-320

They did on my IO-320
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By MacCool
I'm insured with AIG and I am a little...

I'm insured with AIG and I am a little apprehensive about the age thing too, but it is my understanding that in the RV world, high performance, tail wheel, aerobatics, and multiple-passenger are...
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,200
Posted By MacCool
Crow harnesses were installed on my RV by the...

Crow harnesses were installed on my RV by the original builder 10 years ago. The Kam Locks now don't really work that well...hard to insert the individual tabs, and one has to give a really good tug...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By MacCool
Thanks Scott. I appreciate the help.

Thanks Scott. I appreciate the help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By MacCool
OK....got it. I think.

OK....got it. I think.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By MacCool
My plane has an Anti Splat nose mod. When I...

My plane has an Anti Splat nose mod. When I bought it home, the nose wheel tire pressure was set at 50 psi by previous owner. I did notice some shimmy, but it went away when I re-set the nose tire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By MacCool
What is the correct breakout force, and how do...

What is the correct breakout force, and how do your measure it? Are talking just measuring torque on the castle nut? Does that apply if you have the Anti-Splat Aero bearing mod?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By MacCool
In my experience so far....lower tire pressure...

In my experience so far....lower tire pressure and equal main gear pressures. Stick in your belly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,749
Posted By MacCool
Just an observation as a long-time...

Just an observation as a long-time consumer....best way for a company to deal with supply chain delays and other issues beyond their control it to up their communication with their customers. People...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By MacCool
Juan Brown reviewed a Corsair restoration, where...

Juan Brown reviewed a Corsair restoration, where exploding rivets were used extensively in the original build. Very interesting. I can only imagine the OSHA implications in a factory setting.

Here's...
Forum: International 04-13-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,765
Posted By MacCool
Wow! That amount of money represents a serious...

Wow! That amount of money represents a serious commitment to aviation! I admire your passion. Looks like you're paying more to fly than I pay for health care insurance. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By MacCool
Interesting point...hidden corrosion like that is...

Interesting point...hidden corrosion like that is one of my Great Fears. Is crankshaft failure at that thrust surface a common cause of catastrophic engine failure?
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By MacCool
I nicked the trailing edge of my composite MT...

I nicked the trailing edge of my composite MT propeller re-installing the cowl the other day...wouldn’t have happened to a metal prop. On the positive side, I was able to repair it with some epoxy,...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,765
Posted By MacCool
That’s really interesting. What that kind of...

That’s really interesting. What that kind of hangar space cost there?
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By MacCool
I understand that there is a pretty active RV...

I understand that there is a pretty active RV group in the Twin Cities. Are you aware of the Twin Cities RV Builders Group?

http://www.mnwing.org/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By MacCool
I recently bought the 5400 to replace the...

I recently bought the 5400 to replace the partly-dead 4500 that came on the plane when I bought it. That purchase was a pretty slick process, thanks largely to Tricia. It was very cost-efficient, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By MacCool
I'm guessing you mean MacOS...managing flash...

I'm guessing you mean MacOS...managing flash drives with an iPhone would be pretty tough.

I'm a pretty committed Mac user but I do have a PC on my desk for gaming. It's simpler for managing all this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By MacCool
This new release version is even better. LOTS of...

This new release version is even better. LOTS of tweaks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By MacCool
Advanced Flight -- software upgrade 3/22/21

AF-5000 Touch Displays (OS5): Vx16.06.15-TOUCH-MV16... new software update was available 3/22/21. Seems to be a pretty significant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By MacCool
Great tips...thank you all. The ground wire is...

Great tips...thank you all.

The ground wire is smart for sure. I would have grounded the plane, but in this context it does make more sense to wire the plastic gas cans to the plane. I want to zero...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By MacCool
Drain fuel tanks for w/b...how to do?

Maybe it's as simple as it sounds, but....maybe not. I'm new at this.

New EFIS, and the fuel tank calibration is TU. The constant "check fuel" warnings are annoying. I need to re-calibrate the...
Forum: Midwest 04-04-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By MacCool
Central Minnesota - need Advanced Flight 5000 series tutorial

Any pilots in Minnesota with expertise with Advanced Flight Systems EFIS's and can provide some level of tutorial? I have a new AFS 5400 that I installed and I'm struggling a bit sorting out the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,016
Posted By MacCool
Why not? For my part...I see the cost of oil and...

Why not?

For my part...I see the cost of oil and filter change as a very small percentage of the total cost of ownership of an airplane. And...as with all of my other vehicles, I'm not prepared to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By MacCool
FS: RV Jackstand kit NIB

RV Jackstand kit...new-in-box. As described at https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/rvjack.php . Requires a modification to the axle nuts -- drill centers to accommodate jack pin. Kit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By MacCool
Sorry to briefly divert thread... My plane has a...

Sorry to briefly divert thread...

My plane has a 3-position rocker switch already installed on the panel....momentary up - center off - momentary down. No position sensor, I use a three-count for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By MacCool
May or may-not be related to your problem, but...

May or may-not be related to your problem, but for background, the Garmin 494-30004-02 is a 50 psi sensor that's been discontinued in favor of the Garmin 011-04202-20 / KAVLICO P4055-75G....75 psi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By MacCool
That's my experience too. My agent tells me that...

That's my experience too. My agent tells me that umbrella policies generally exclude aviation-related liability.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-01-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By MacCool
Funny how that works...right now here in...

Funny how that works...right now here in Minnesota, we have at least a few vacant hangars. They'll fill up about that same time...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By MacCool
In a previous life (before he retired), my CFI...

In a previous life (before he retired), my CFI used to be my CPA. He owns three airplanes. He advised me that, in this state at least, there is zero advantage to forming an LLC to own the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,452
Posted By MacCool
I feel a little lucky with the canopy on my 10...

I feel a little lucky with the canopy on my 10 year old RV-9A slider. It was built in Atlanta and lived there for 5 years, then 5 years in St. Louis. This is by far the farthest north it's ever been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By MacCool
I didn't even have to do that. I only had to...

I didn't even have to do that. I only had to provide proof to the airport that I had liability insurance.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,653
Posted By MacCool
4th or 5th landing I made with my RV...I got...

4th or 5th landing I made with my RV...I got "angle-angle-push" on a 75-knot base-to-final turn that I overshot a bit, and subsequently made too tight and too low. In 50 years, it's the first time...
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