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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By M McGraw
Coast

If your gonna go to the coast be sure to stop in at Rockland. There is a wonderful museum on the field with cars and airplanes. They claim to drive and fly everything, but I saw an ornithopter. Seems...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By M McGraw
-14 drain

Yes it is......
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By M McGraw
Drain

No you do not need to lift the tail. My -14 drain is in the same location as the Vans demonstrator. Rear of the engine. Somewhere here on VAF you can find a picture I posted.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By M McGraw
Photo

Very nice picture!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,032
Posted By M McGraw
In

Sandy and me will be there
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By M McGraw
Strobe

I had the same issue. You should replace the molex connector with a better product. That is all it should take.
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By M McGraw
Hours on the plug

Bruce,

To expand on the post from DanH, I’ve read post on the VAF that indicate auto plugs should be discarded at 100 hours or once a year. I did so at first, but they always looked good and ran...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
AOA
Views: 578
Posted By M McGraw
Www.Flyonspeed.org

Www.Flyonspeed.org
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,548
Posted By M McGraw
Mostly EASA countries

Hello Randall,

When it comes to ICAO standards the EASA countries are the most consistent/stringent. The USA and adjoining countries do follow many ICAO standards, but there are exceptions allowed...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,548
Posted By M McGraw
Yes

Yes there are countries that will ask to see your station and operators license. I have even been asked to display my second set of corrective lenses.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-29-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By M McGraw
Technique

There are many techniques, below is my favorite:

1) clear plastic sheeting on work table
2) lay cloth on plastic
3) pour resin on cloth
4) place another clear plastic sheet on cloth
5) move resin...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,111
Posted By M McGraw
Good to know

Actual selling prices are always hard to know. Although mine is not for sell it is always good to think it is worth that much. In my case that would be a surprising profit. Thanks for the feedback
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,111
Posted By M McGraw
Quibble with the numbers

I built a -14 for way under $190. Without too many details instead of engine 45 and prop 15 I bought the engine/prop through Vans for about 40 total. I have SDSEFI instead of EFII for closer to 5000...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,354
Posted By M McGraw
525 hours

I just finished an oil change and a very close inspection of the heat muffs because of this thread. I do remember having to adjust the muffs at about 50 hours because they moved around a bit. I now...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,798
Posted By M McGraw
Receiver

I still have a tracking station in my hangar that puts APRS aircraft on the internet. I do wonder how many people still need that service. It has been out there silently watching for better than 6...
Forum: Safety 10-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,425
Posted By M McGraw
Yes

I have had the same problem with my -14. I pushed back too hard to look over my shoulder while pulling a few Gs.
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,915
Posted By M McGraw
Grounding

I was fortunate to get about 90 minutes with Mr. Archer about a year before he passed. His background was fascinating and his willingness to pass on that knowledge free of charge was humbling.

The...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,704
Posted By M McGraw
That is correct. The reflex is intended for...

That is correct. The reflex is intended for cruise. With that said, do not worry if you forget and takeoff and climb in reflex. It just takes a bit longer roll and reduced climb rate. Still safe if...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,704
Posted By M McGraw
Rigging

I used the Vans supplied jig and made the flaps and wingtips according to the plans. After the aircraft was flying I noticed the ailerons were deflected down due to dynamic pressure at cruise flight....
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,704
Posted By M McGraw
Both of my ailerons are reflexed above the flaps...

Both of my ailerons are reflexed above the flaps on the ground. In flight they trail in line with the flaps.


https://vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1169901&postcount=11
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,069
Posted By M McGraw
Thanks for the efforts

Bill,
Thanks for all the efforts the KORK Chapter puts in to these events. It is Sandys favorite. We look forward to the next one.

Marvin
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,340
Posted By M McGraw
Thanks

Thanks for the description.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,340
Posted By M McGraw
Retrofit data

Hello Andy,
From the quote above you appear to have a great case for comparison. If you flew this aircraft/engine with two different systems would you be willing to compare fuel flow and speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,326
Posted By M McGraw
Update?

Any news or data on this project?
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,019
Posted By M McGraw
Aircraft weight/ approach speed

Bill,

I agree with all the posters that say your friend is landing too fast with excess energy causing the bouncing. An additional 5kts will increase landing distance 10% not including the distance...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,035
Posted By M McGraw
14 or 14A

Personally I love my 14, but I fly a taildragger by choice. Most people would say a taildragger is better for unimproved strips; however, the 14 vs 14A is not the same as the 7 vs 7A or 6 vs 6A....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By M McGraw
Yes!

I’m interested. I’m located just south of Knoxville, TN

I did three weeks in Idaho years back. Johnson Creek will be very doable with my RV. Camping on the field is great there is even a small...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,613
Posted By M McGraw
Oil consumption

This is the third engine I’ve “broke in” and it acted different than the other two. The first two (O-320 and O-540) took less than 25 to 50 hours.

My engine currently has about 400 hours; in the...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,613
Posted By M McGraw
Break in Oil temps

http://halie.com/scale/70/oCZ.jpg

Are you flying without wheel pants?
Do you have advanced ignition timing?


These are my oil temps at 75% power and ROP (timing @ 20BTDC). The area in yellow is...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,445
Posted By M McGraw
Vans standard static port

Below is a copy of the section of my Phase 1 where I calibrated the airspeed. At the time, I had not installed wheelpants and my slow speed data was not completely stable. I found a cruise speed...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-16-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 37,293
Posted By M McGraw
Hello Mike, When you get the fuel block from SDS...

Hello Mike,
When you get the fuel block from SDS it includes a drill template. I just opened up four of the holes to accept the -AN3 hardware. I then used the drill template as a doubler. That is...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By M McGraw
Permatex Ultra Black is what is called out in the...

Permatex Ultra Black is what is called out in the plans. Additionally, I installed wet with no issue. I actually like the way it sealed the edges of the baffles.

EDIT: The post from RVbuilder2002...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By M McGraw
Flat washer

AN960 is a flat washer. AN900 is an annular copper crush washer. If you want a 1” ID you would get the AN900-16.
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By M McGraw
Storage

Hold on to those parts. Most will be used in the fuselage kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By M McGraw
Howdy Ed

Hello Ed,
I believe we have a miscommunication. I doubt I could find a comparable flight to compare data across our aircraft. I was simply interested in the G data from your video, the pitch...
Forum: Reviews 01-23-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By M McGraw
RV8

You do understand Sandy reads this board and she will soon know you flew right by and did not stop in, right?:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By M McGraw
Lightbulb Airspeed is pretty heavily damped

Hello Ed,
I watched the video several times. I have the same system (G3X) in my -14 and I don’t see the AOA oscillations shown with winds at 9G14. Honestly, that is only a 5kt gust. I am curious...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By M McGraw
Paul, Most of what you describe sounds like an...

Paul,
Most of what you describe sounds like an engine running too lean and possibly with too much advance.

When I was setting up my EI/EFI system I fixed the ignition timing to the Lycoming...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,882
Posted By M McGraw
3M Tape

I used the tape as detailed in the build instructions with very good results. At first, the tape seems to not stick well; however, if you cleco it in place and allow a bit of time it sticks very well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,363
Posted By M McGraw
Camera

Dangerous?

The direction this thread has gone is fascinating. An underwing camera is a tool, nothing more nothing less. The G3X system (and probably others) allows for composite video input. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By M McGraw
FF vs TAS

Hello Ross,
I have used your SDS system for nearly 400 hours. I have documented more than half of those hours both ROP and LOP. Changing the ignition advance will change the displayed delta from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,363
Posted By M McGraw
Camera

I too mounted a camera under my right wing in the inboard access panel. The G3X system accepts composite video input. Be certain to purchase a camera that can be forward looking (normally by...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By M McGraw
This pretty well covers it. Instead of 160kts, I...

This pretty well covers it. Instead of 160kts, I used a range of 135 to 155Kts. 155kts or 160Kts gives more margin. For loops I used 2.5 to 3G. The airshow guys like 4G to get a nice round loop. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,383
Posted By M McGraw
The most likely issue is a lack of proper retard...

The most likely issue is a lack of proper retard during starting; however, 12.8/12.9 volts at the starter seems unusually good. Is that the voltage UNDER LOAD during the start?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,274
Posted By M McGraw
I have Aero Classics with 380 hours and 1,015...

I have Aero Classics with 380 hours and 1,015 landings. Many many landings were maximum braking for testing. My tires are beginning to show some wear on the outer edge. I may flip them to even out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,255
Posted By M McGraw
Congratulations

Congratulations to your daughter and new son. You and Patti were missed.
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By M McGraw
Check your elevator stiffness

I had the same issue with my G3X autopilot. I thought my elevator was smooth and free until I tested a couple other RVs. Your elevator should flow with very very little friction. I adjusted my hinge...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,079
Posted By M McGraw
Vans

Vans sell a -14 wing walk stick on that includes the areas that are reinforced. It goes from the front spar to the rear spar and includes the reinforced wing root fairing area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,573
Posted By M McGraw
Agreed

Yep, chairs and medicinals
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,573
Posted By M McGraw
Thursday Arrival

Sandy and I plan to arrive Thursday. If she had her way we would arrive today😊
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-27-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 81,452
Posted By M McGraw
Angle valve engine timing

I have been testing my angle valve engine timing as a function of mixture, RPM, and MAP for about two years. I am very close to what I consider my best curves. I say curves because the most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,390
Posted By M McGraw
Hello Bill, Because Vans is good about crediting...

Hello Bill,
Because Vans is good about crediting new parts back or leaving them out of the order, my cost to convert to 6” wheels and wheel pants was small. Obviously, a retrofit to a flying airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,390
Posted By M McGraw
6.00-6

Hello Bill,
I tried to send you an email with information on larger tires and rims. I’m uncertain if it went through. If not, let me know.


I have about 1000 landings on 6.00-6 mains and and 8”...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,439
Posted By M McGraw
Cowl flap

Restricting the outlet if I can do so without restricting the oil cooler outflow. There is precious little space for an oil cooler outlet duct and the required fabrication may exceed my skill set....
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,439
Posted By M McGraw
Manifold

That is a reasonable question. I watched my sniffle valve for 300 hours. With the exception of preservative oil coming out when the engine was new I?ve never seen a drop come out of the hose.

I did...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,439
Posted By M McGraw
Sniffle valve

You might consider just removing the sniffle valve. I?ve never actually used mine.
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,017
Posted By M McGraw
James, The modification was extremely minor as...

James,

The modification was extremely minor as shown below. I simply did not like that it was on top of the comb because that is a leak. I mentioned it on VAF and DanH suggested I bend and move on...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,017
Posted By M McGraw
Cylinder temps

Perhaps you could give your engine a few more hours to settle in? My engine took a bit over 100 hours.

The Cylinder #2 spacer is incorporated into your baffles. See Figure 1: Left Forward Baffle...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,855
Posted By M McGraw
-14 performance

I suspect the 9 is a bit more efficient than the 14 due to weight, size, and higher aspect ratio. For the comparison your interested in I believe the best source is the Vans aircraft site under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,111
Posted By M McGraw
Yep

I agree with this. I tested a whole bunch of stuff to get a feel for my plane after all is said and done I just like certain altitudes and I basically run at about 9.0GPH@2400RPM and let the speed...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,855
Posted By M McGraw
-14 numbers

I will gladly share any data you want; however, I need to know what altitude your interested in and please understand almost all my data is for only 2400RPM (my 2700RPM data is only for finding the...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,055
Posted By M McGraw
Congrats!

I suspect you will enjoy your new RV more and more as time goes by.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By M McGraw
I had noise from all my LEDs strobes, landing,...

I had noise from all my LEDs strobes, landing, taxi, wig-wag. It took a while but I did find the culprit. All my headset connections were properly insulated; however, the picture below was the...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,437
Posted By M McGraw
After speaking with Bob Archer a few years ago, I...

After speaking with Bob Archer a few years ago, I installed mine exactly as you are considering. Mr. Archer liked it very much because the system requires a good ground. He had only one input, ?be...
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