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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By airguy
RFI will drive you to drink.

RFI will drive you to drink.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,886
Posted By airguy
I have outboard and inboard tanks, the engine...

I have outboard and inboard tanks, the engine only draws fuel from the inboards. At the low point of the outboards I have two fuel pickups, one is a direct -6 size line to the high point of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By airguy
The full aircraft - all kits.

The full aircraft - all kits.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By airguy
Did you **** off somebody that has access to your...

Did you **** off somebody that has access to your hangar?

Tampering with an aircraft is a federal offense - that's a big deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By airguy
Nice! Now to shake the gremlins out and get 'er...

Nice!

Now to shake the gremlins out and get 'er done!

Congrats!
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-22-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,942
Posted By airguy
Those fuel flow numbers are not bad at all,...

Those fuel flow numbers are not bad at all, considering. I would be very cautious about LOP operations on a turbo engine. If it was me flying that engine with the turbo performance up high on 91E10...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By airguy
I've never had any indication of ice in the fuel,...

I've never had any indication of ice in the fuel, no. That's a whole 'nuther discussion, not for this thread.

I removed all rubber components from the entire fuel system and replaced them all with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By airguy
I routinely fly in the 14k-17k range where my...

I routinely fly in the 14k-17k range where my efficiency curve peaks, and I've had it up to FL190 several times and FL210 twice. I am running the SDS system, so my fuel rail runs at 44 psig out of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By airguy
That's true enough Walt - but I'm burning 93E10...

That's true enough Walt - but I'm burning 93E10 that I'm buying at sub-$5 prices. Compared to 7 and 8 dollar avgas at most airports, that becomes downright attractive. You're not going to do that on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By airguy
I, and I suspect many others on here, would never...

I, and I suspect many others on here, would never have launched off on a build project without VAF. I remember having a list of 4 or 5 kit types that I was interested in, and was looking at builder...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,942
Posted By airguy
Correct, that's the distinction between Va and...

Correct, that's the distinction between Va and Vno - but it's 50 feet per second, not minute.

At Vno, if you encounter a vertical gust IN EXCESS of the FAA standard 50 fps, then you can cause...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By airguy
trim wedge?

Years ago, Avery Tools had a nice little gray plastic wedge that could be epoxied onto an aero surface for a trim wedge. Now that they are retired and gone, is anyone else selling that product?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By airguy
Vans backlog is getting better

I placed a full-kit order for a 10 on March 3, and just got a crating notice for late September for the wing kit, much faster than I expected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By airguy
Rebuild it - it's a 2-day project and then you...

Rebuild it - it's a 2-day project and then you know it's right.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,607
Posted By airguy
If Lockwood releases a FWF kit for this, I may...

If Lockwood releases a FWF kit for this, I may just have a nice mid-time IO360 for sale. :cool:

That engine fits my mission profile perfectly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By airguy
I had a similar situation after paint - a small...

I had a similar situation after paint - a small piece of something blocked one injector. The servo keeps pouring in the same amount of fuel and the extra goes to the other 3 - super rich mix with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By airguy
Bingo. The trouble is not on the field wire...

Bingo.

The trouble is not on the field wire (which sends current to the alternator feed to make power), it's on the voltage sense wire, which is what the regulator uses to determine HOW MUCH power...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By airguy
I've got more (way more) requests than I have...

I've got more (way more) requests than I have filters for - so I'll be replying through PM's as I work through the list.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By airguy
CH48110-1 oil filters

I have about a dozen of these and can spare a few if there are folks "under duress" needing one. Based in west Texas, PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,267
Posted By airguy
Can anybody tell me how these things...

Can anybody tell me how these things work?

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tnk-125-149?seid=srese1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkYGVBhArEiwA4sZLuHMS_DvanzfBdwj-rbEuyvINvva5DXyPBeKTr98hKBAe88YIlI1z4BoChtgQAvD_BwE
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-05-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,253
Posted By airguy
I had a similar issue on my SDS, I had changed...

I had a similar issue on my SDS, I had changed out all my rubber components on the fuel system for running 93E10, but I missed ONE seal on a fuel prefilter, upstream of the pumps, on the left tank....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By airguy
My 8 year old loves to fly in my 9A, and is...

My 8 year old loves to fly in my 9A, and is excited about helping build the 10 kit I have on order. Looking forward to good times!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,772
Posted By airguy
Not quite the weekend yet, but nonetheless a good...

Not quite the weekend yet, but nonetheless a good demonstration of the fabulous utility of our airplanes.

I left my home strip 73XS yesterday morning and flew up to KPSO Pagosa Springs Colorado for...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 06-03-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By airguy
Too much mechanical noise in an air-cooled engine.

Too much mechanical noise in an air-cooled engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By airguy
I've had my 9A up to FL210 twice - but there's...

I've had my 9A up to FL210 twice - but there's nothing left in her to go higher. Anything above 17,000 is just for clearing weather or terrain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By airguy
I need more amps than most - with both a full...

I need more amps than most - with both a full glass panel and electron-dependent engine. I have a larger than average battery on board (ETX 900) but I also have dual alternators. I need a lot of...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-30-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By airguy
SDS is good stuff - I love it in my plane.

SDS is good stuff - I love it in my plane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By airguy
Oh man I had forgotten that little piece of...

Oh man I had forgotten that little piece of drama. The fly-cutter is easily the most dangerous tool in the shop, but it works wonderfully when used correctly.
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By airguy
I have over a thousand hours on my 9A with IO360...

I have over a thousand hours on my 9A with IO360 flying autoplugs, most of it in cruise in the mid-teens, and have had it up to FL210 on two occasions. No issues with the plugs at all related to...
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By airguy
Tell me more about this - I need a place to be...

Tell me more about this - I need a place to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By airguy
The fuel pump does not have a mechanism to dump...

The fuel pump does not have a mechanism to dump fuel, except for a failure of the fuel pump diaphragm which would show up as low fuel pressure, not high.

What fuel levels did you measure during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,976
Posted By airguy
Bingo. Ken - glad to see you continuing to put...

Bingo.

Ken - glad to see you continuing to put high quality parts on the market!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-12-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,841
Posted By airguy
Any updates on the EM-6 and closed loop...

Any updates on the EM-6 and closed loop operation? I am enjoying flying at high altitude and actually being able to watch my mixture change as the fuel cools off (98F on the ramp this afternoon, 25F...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By airguy
I would be quite happy to run turbo-normalized...

I would be quite happy to run turbo-normalized with 8.5:1 compression - but I don't think I would want to do it at 10:1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,444
Posted By airguy
I'm running 93E10 instead of 100LL by preference,...

I'm running 93E10 instead of 100LL by preference, which is more prone to vaporizing. Occasionally during the summer months I'll see something similar to what you describe, but rarely and it's easy to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-11-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By airguy
There are two primary players in the modern...

There are two primary players in the modern engine computer game, Ross Farnham with SDS and Robert Paisley with EFII32. There are subtle differences between the packages they offer, but either of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,444
Posted By airguy
Whose fuel valve? There are multiple vendors on...

Whose fuel valve? There are multiple vendors on the market. The Andair, *I think* has an overlap where there is no pressure loss - not 100% certain on that although I can say with 100% certainty that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,444
Posted By airguy
My opinion is based purely on the technical...

My opinion is based purely on the technical merits of the two systems, and is strictly that - my opinion.
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,474
Posted By airguy
Many of them do mods to their airplanes (and test...

Many of them do mods to their airplanes (and test them - key part there) for additional flutter margin at higher speeds. They are, quite literally, test pilots when they do these things.

Some have...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,474
Posted By airguy
And this is exactly why Vans doesn't want to talk...

And this is exactly why Vans doesn't want to talk about it - because people are way too loose with words like "negligent" and "liable".

Van's is not the manufacturer of the airplane - the builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,444
Posted By airguy
To begin with, I don't particularly like the EFII...

To begin with, I don't particularly like the EFII System 32, but that's not what caused your problem here. The same problem sometimes manifests in the SDS system as well.

When you're on the ground...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,474
Posted By airguy
The problem with that is that you'll immediately...

The problem with that is that you'll immediately see a whole host of other questions right on top of that, from builders wanting to "hop up" their airplane. "What was the weakest structural member?"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By airguy
The standard shunt should have a voltage across...

The standard shunt should have a voltage across it of 1 millivolt for every amp of current flowing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,598
Posted By airguy
The secrecy also drives interest - everyone over...

The secrecy also drives interest - everyone over a foot tall in the EAB industry knows about the RV15 and is paying attention - thats free advertising, and a lot of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,911
Posted By airguy
You fly 100mph on final?

You fly 100mph on final?
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By airguy
Perhaps so you can do things you shouldn't be,...

Perhaps so you can do things you shouldn't be, without "the man" watching you.

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/bridge-stunt-leads-to-ads-b-revocation/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By airguy
For folks like me who put a real pitot mast under...

For folks like me who put a real pitot mast under the wing for a heated pitot or AOA sensor pitot, that leaves an abandoned hole in the wing at the location for the Vans-plan stainless steel tube...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By airguy
John Deakin and "Pelicans Perch" - a series of...

John Deakin and "Pelicans Perch" - a series of articles he did for Avweb - he has several in there related to "The Red Box" where you don't want to run the engine - very good stuff....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By airguy
I would suspect inadequate grounding between the...

I would suspect inadequate grounding between the engine and the airframe/battery. The alternator relies on that ground return path, and if it's not a good solid electrical connection then the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,794
Posted By airguy
You asked the question, and have gotten multiple...

You asked the question, and have gotten multiple answers that you don't accept. I suggest you take up the issue with the FAA and ask them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,794
Posted By airguy
Exactly that - they are not certificated. Anybody...

Exactly that - they are not certificated. Anybody could build anything with zero oversight and questionable (or nonexistent) backup equipment. They are not going to let that type of equipment be used...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By airguy
Same here, I ran without it for a little over 3...

Same here, I ran without it for a little over 3 years until I got my IFR. I installed it for that, and won't do without it again.

For VFR flight you are a little more relaxed and have the time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By airguy
My uncle did that to my 9A on his first landing...

My uncle did that to my 9A on his first landing attempt in the airplane - stalled it from about 2' high and dropped it hard enough to leave witness marks on the nose gear leg from the AntiSplat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By airguy
Turbos don't like enormously high EGT's feeding...

Turbos don't like enormously high EGT's feeding the turbine side - so stay ROP or LOP - but not AT peak.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By airguy
I just crossed a thousand hours on the 9A I built...

I just crossed a thousand hours on the 9A I built and haven't looked back once yet.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,080
Posted By airguy
It's not interest that's lacking, it's hardware.

It's not interest that's lacking, it's hardware.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,944
Posted By airguy
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,944
Posted By airguy
I'm hoping for something like a Vashon Ranger...

I'm hoping for something like a Vashon Ranger with some nuts. And if so, I'll be ordering one.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,033
Posted By airguy
Oh man, I remember that, being able to hear the...

Oh man, I remember that, being able to hear the fly-back transformers. The color TV sets sounded different than the black-and-white, as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,944
Posted By airguy
They told me "the plan" was to bring a flying...

They told me "the plan" was to bring a flying prototype to Oshkosh, assuming all the construction progress and flight testing went according to Plan A. I couldn't get any other real info out of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,961
Posted By airguy
I can pick up VOR from over 100nm away using the...

I can pick up VOR from over 100nm away using the Archer antenna - but I am also using good quality coax, something that I've seen others skimp on and regret it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,944
Posted By airguy
That's the case with any large group of vendors -...

That's the case with any large group of vendors - whether be at a car show, boat show, airplane show, or rodeo/carnival. There are a certain small percentage of them (just like pilots, I suppose)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,961
Posted By airguy
The Archer antenna does work, yes. Can't help you...

The Archer antenna does work, yes. Can't help you with an afterbuilt refit though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By airguy
I installed one of these a few months ago in my...

I installed one of these a few months ago in my airplane, works as advertised, no complaint. My goal was just as others have said - I want to fly formation which needs rapid throttle movements.
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