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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By uk_figs
Condition inspection

I do not have any shimmy or control issues on my -7 but did once have the pin stick causing interesting landing and taxi. Since then I have followed the threads on here and disassemble and clean...
Forum: Reviews 04-29-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,835
Posted By uk_figs
Grid view

Just been trying the EZWxbrief app and it looks promising, still trying to understand whether you now need two subscriptions, one for weatherspork and one for EZWxBrief as my spork is up for renewal...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By uk_figs
Fred The uAvionics page talks about adding a...

Fred
The uAvionics page talks about adding a echoMUX for 327/330 installations, is that the setup you have?
Figs
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By uk_figs
I will take the ELT if it is not already sold Figs

I will take the ELT if it is not already sold
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
Posted By uk_figs
So far no problem through Global, 70+, RV-7 $80K...

So far no problem through Global, 70+, RV-7 $80K hull value $1436.
There was a thread here earlier on this subject.
Figs
Forum: GPS 04-18-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By uk_figs
Steve Thanks, in your setup in the LongEZ do you...

Steve
Thanks, in your setup in the LongEZ do you use the 760 for geolocation on approach plates using its own GPS? Also are all the GPS chipsets similar in performance?
Thanks
Figs
Forum: GPS 04-17-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By uk_figs
Which GPS Source

For the avionics guru's.
I have a GDL39 hardwired to a Aera 796 and bluetooth'd to Garmin Pilot on a iPad 11 pro cellular version (with GPS). Each device has a GPS chip but which source would be used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,030
Posted By uk_figs
Haskell

Usual run to Haskell for coffee and donuts. Overcast day with gusty cross winds so using the X wind runway at RVS but made for sporty landing at Haskell. Good X wind practice landing on a narrow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,907
Posted By uk_figs
Run out of popcorn

I have run out of popcorn :D
Forum: GPS 03-28-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By uk_figs
As I am considering upgrading to a 175/375 this...

As I am considering upgrading to a 175/375 this is news to me, according to the gemini A/P manual if both 429 and 232 are connected the A/P defaults to the 429 input and rolls back to the 232 if no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,865
Posted By uk_figs
Haskell

Coffee and doughnuts at Haskell, 4 RV's, 3 Chipmunks, 1 Hyperbipe (very cool aircraft), old bell helicopter, and a mix of certified aircraft, good morning. The flew figuring how the SL30 works in...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By uk_figs
A lot better than without them, I do not know...

A lot better than without them, I do not know about the -6 but on the -7 there is an interim bulkhead structure that gets in the way of everything. I have friends I fly with who rolled their own when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,907
Posted By uk_figs
Every plane

Have used it in every plane I have had and plan to use it in my Champ when finished. Use it in the fuel and in particular when I put auto gas in the RV for long trips as a lot of the people who run...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By uk_figs
Interesting input so the 175 becomes the external...

Interesting input so the 175 becomes the external GPS/SBAS source over RS232 for the GDL82. The GDL82 installation manual that I have (Rev 3) does not mention the 175 as an external source (section...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By uk_figs
More questions

A few follow up questions:
1. If I installed the 175, can the GDL 82 GPS antenna signal be split to support both units or would I need another GA 35 GPS antenna.
3. If I went with the 375 assume I...
Forum: GPS 03-24-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By uk_figs
Lowest cost GPS navigator options

Looking at the options to add GPS navigation/approaches to my legacy glass panel (D100, SL30, HS34, 327, GDL82, GDL39, 796, Gemini A/P).
Are there any lower cost alternatives to the Garmin 175/375...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By uk_figs
Ford

PPG color code 94010 believe it is a Ford white
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YM_Gve_jAldAF-qLgsL6blXSHqd4ZvTV/view?usp=sharing
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By uk_figs
Fumoto?

Not sure if the drain fitting is the same on the 390 but I just bought a Fumoto Original T202N T-Series Engine Oil Drain Valve for my 0-360 to replace the spring loaded push to drain valve that I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-11-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By uk_figs
PSC

try Petroleum Service Company, case of Phillips XC 20/50 $71 shipped in January.
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,661
Posted By uk_figs
Test flew after the condition inspection and then...

Test flew after the condition inspection and then to Haskel for coffee and donuts, visited with RV10Man :). Great day to fly.

On the condition inspection I found another crack around the oil cooler...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By uk_figs
I retro fitted the crotch strap fitting on my -7...

I retro fitted the crotch strap fitting on my -7 and used crow harness, as noted the adjustment buckle is just above the floor level and fits thru the slot in the floor panel. The crotch strap is not...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By uk_figs
If hooked up this way I would lose the ability to...

If hooked up this way I would lose the ability to auto upload frequencies to the SL30 correct (both rs232 ports used up)
Figs
Forum: GPS 03-01-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By uk_figs
Hey Steve, how do you like the 375? I am...

Hey Steve, how do you like the 375? I am considering it to replace my 327, gdl39, and gdl82. I was going to interface it with the 796 but it sounds like a 760 upgrade is worth consideration. Do you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,516
Posted By uk_figs
Quick tip

Not towbar related but I notices that Steve has the same tailspring setup I have with the eyelet's retaining the springs. I have had this setup since the plane was finished in 2008 only in my case I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,223
Posted By uk_figs
So it does work, added to my future project list...

So it does work, added to my future project list :) Looks like he has moved the battery box to the top of the frame and installed smaller wheels to slow it down as Dan suggested.
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,554
Posted By uk_figs
2nd shot planned for March 2nd, plan on attending...

2nd shot planned for March 2nd, plan on attending if the event is on.
I volunteer to man the pumps to make sure everyone stays 6 feet away :D
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,223
Posted By uk_figs
Is that an L-39

Looks like a L-39, very fun airplane to fly :D Handles like my RV ;)
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,223
Posted By uk_figs
Converted wheelbarrow?

I have been thinking also about a tug for my -7 and I have a PAW electric wheelbarrow that I wonder if that would be powerful enough to work if converted, it is a 24 volt motor with a 2 speed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By uk_figs
Oil change door looks like a good solution,...

Oil change door looks like a good solution, interesting filter also in Stu's video versus the spin on champion I use. I could modify the cowl as my paint is single stage PPG and I can buy a rattle...
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By uk_figs
I built mine in a spreadsheet and printed out the...

I built mine in a spreadsheet and printed out the basic chart for the operating manual that stays in the plane. I also have the spreadsheet in my phone and iPad. Most of todays apps (Garmin Pilot,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By uk_figs
Completed condition inspection on engine

Finished the condition inspection on the engine compartment, and after 12 years decided to replace the baffling material and try to do a better job this time, mounted with screws and nuts vs rivets...
Forum: Propellers 02-07-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By uk_figs
Also CG moves aft when burning fuel so forward CG...

Also CG moves aft when burning fuel so forward CG is good.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By uk_figs
Fred Interesting approach I will have to check...

Fred
Interesting approach I will have to check that out.

The removable snout is also a great idea and a friend of mine did that but a lot of fiberglass work and that was the least fun part of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By uk_figs
Oil drain solutions

Getting the lower cowling off/on on my -7 with a 3 blade prop is a real pain. Not so bad for the condition inspection when there is more engine work to do/check but irritating when just doing a 25...
Forum: Propellers 02-06-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By uk_figs
When I swapped the sensenich for the catto on my...

When I swapped the sensenich for the catto on my -7 the W&B was a big deal because the sensenich+hub weighed 42 lbs and the Catto only weighed 14 lbs. 28 lbs off the nose had to be compensated for,...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By uk_figs
Wife approved

I was going to have a fancy scheme, checkerboards etc. and my wife said keep it simple. She picked this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By uk_figs
I am no expert but 6 qts works for me in my 0-360...

I am no expert but 6 qts works for me in my 0-360 also, I normally put 7 in after oil change to fill the filter but after that it seems to settle at 6, any more get blown out somehow.
Figs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By uk_figs
Handle

As noted getting the battery out is a bit of a pain as it is not light and is hard to finger grip. I will probably be swapping out my 2nd PC680 this year after about 7 years of good service, still...
Forum: Propellers 02-04-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By uk_figs
My buddy has the 3 blade Catto on his 9A (340)...

My buddy has the 3 blade Catto on his 9A (340) and flies out of a grass strip, he loves the prop and his 9A climbs very well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By uk_figs
Wig Wag

My duckworths are setup for wig wags using the aeroelectric ford flasher circuit, and are on all the time, any issues using these leds in this manner?
Figs
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,271
Posted By uk_figs
Yes

I did the EAA program where you sit down with an experienced test pilot and go through multiple scenarios and the various actions/alternatives. We built test cards for the various failure scenarios...
Forum: Autopilots 01-21-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By uk_figs
I have a similar setup (D-100/D-120, HS34, GPSMAP...

I have a similar setup (D-100/D-120, HS34, GPSMAP 796, SL-30, TruTrak Gemini) and have been looking into adding a GPS navigator (Garmin 375). What I have found out so far may be of use to you.
1....
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By uk_figs
I have a -7 with the 0-360/Catto 3 blade...

I have a -7 with the 0-360/Catto 3 blade combination and it is a very good all around performer, with respect to the light weight on the nose CG issue rather than add weight (which I have done) there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By uk_figs
Hope you are right

Just bought the Vessel JIS screwdriver and the 1/4" drive bits based on this thread..bloody expensive :eek: but if it makes it easier to remove all the Phillip's head screws for the condition...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,626
Posted By uk_figs
That got my attention, while I check the belt at...

That got my attention, while I check the belt at condition inspection how often should it be replaced? Mine looked OK but is 10+ years old.
Figs
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By uk_figs
Is this worth doing?

Have read about this conversion, how worthwhile is it, is is basically just a cost saving modification?
Figs
Forum: Flight Testing 10-30-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,008
Posted By uk_figs
Things change

Things must have changed since it became Salt Lake #2, I did my phase 1 out of South Valley (2008), designated area was west of the airport and a narrow lane between the lake and the MOA to Wendover...
Forum: Autopilots 10-17-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By uk_figs
Gemini

Is the Cruze 110 the new name for the Gemini? The Gemini is a drop in for the ADI II and TruTrak had a interface cable from the cable to the new head that did the wire swap as well.
Only 2 things to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,796
Posted By uk_figs
Thumbs up Very good idea, I never thought of that but much...

Very good idea, I never thought of that but much easier to engage the system if bouncing around a bit, a quick left click on the joystick after that and you are in GPS track mode. Learn something new...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,870
Posted By uk_figs
Mach loop next:D

Mach loop next:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,604
Posted By uk_figs
Garmin autoland

What about an experimental adaptation of the recently certified Garmin autoland system with voice control and some form of backup control for unusual situations and ground handling. Focus on reliable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,888
Posted By uk_figs
The comment I heard the most during building was...

The comment I heard the most during building was "you're not going to fly in that are you?"
After a while I just used Jeff Foxworthy's phrase "here's your sign":D

Quote from George Bernard Shaw that...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,535
Posted By uk_figs
Some considerations on Auto Paint

I used PPG auto paint single stage and followed Dan H's excellent article here on VAF. Some considerations:
1. Single stage PPG auto paint cuts and buffs well and is easy to repair/touch up if you...
Forum: Midwest 08-05-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By uk_figs
John Nye

Might try John Nye at Airfield Acres, he has built dozens of RV's, not sure of his current phone number.
Figs
Forum: Autopilots 07-28-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By uk_figs
I switched from the ADI II to the Gemini and as...

I switched from the ADI II to the Gemini and as noted it was an easy replacement and TruTrak also has an interface cable that made it plug and play. The Gemini does not have vertical guidance without...
Forum: Propellers 07-02-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,904
Posted By uk_figs
When building a -7 you can address the CG issues...

When building a -7 you can address the CG issues with a light weight FP prop by putting an 0-360 on the 0-320 mount which moves the engine forward a couple of inches negating the need for the heavy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,667
Posted By uk_figs
HS34

For those in this loop I am trying to figure out the various connections for the 375 to the D-100 and Gemini autopilot using the HS34 and have a few questions:
1. Does the D-100/HS34 talk back to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,910
Posted By uk_figs
Soloed in 1979 at Harvey Young field in Tulsa,...

Soloed in 1979 at Harvey Young field in Tulsa, wires at one end and apartments at the other end. Tom Imes was my instructor, Piper Tomahawk.

Quite literally the first thing I signed up to do when I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By uk_figs
12 years and counting

Installed in 2008 and have around 600 hours, so far so good. Did install the blast tubes.
In discussing this failure thread with some buddies today one point came up about starting with the field...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By uk_figs
GDL-82

You might try a search for GTX 327 and GDL 82, a number of us updated our 327's at Oshkosh a couple of years ago to be ready for the GDL-82, do not recall the specific version number.
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,604
Posted By uk_figs
Vision vs Gemini

It looks like the connections for the Vision and the Gemini are the same which suggests the Gemini would work with the 175/371 also which appears to be the easiest way for me to add vertical guidance...
Forum: ADS-B 05-25-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By uk_figs
I was under the impression that all anonymous...

I was under the impression that all anonymous mode does is broadcast 1200 VFR rather than your N number. Not sure it actually hides anything. When flying with my buddy who uses that mode he still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By uk_figs
Works well

Traffic display is good on the map page and scales with the map, the dedicated traffic page is also good to see trends and you can also scale the range which is nice. I have the traffic page as a...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By uk_figs
Have been going through a similar thought process...

Have been going through a similar thought process to get vertical guidance with no inexpensive solutions. Easiest solution for me would be the 175 driving my Gemini PFD/AP but at $5k like you a bit...
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