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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,115
Posted By NYTOM
Question Awesome but !

Great ideas for a tip ups but has anyone come up with way to hold a slider at say 6Ē open for startup & taxi. Mine will either slide shut or slide all the way open once the engine starts. :eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By NYTOM
A fresh Odyssey

Since it appears we have a lot of eyes on this subject I was wondering if anyone knew of a source for the freshest PC 680ís.
A tour of a battery plant years ago taught me that a batteryís actual life...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-27-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By NYTOM
Check Odysseyís web site for a go, no/go test.

Odyssey has a detailed test you can perform to tell the health of your battery.
The info sheet is at the hangar but I remember entailed removing the battery connections so there is absolutely no load...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By NYTOM
TMX AD

That AD covered a lot of engine types but wasn’t directed at the TMX specifically but rather the ECI cylinders they used and when they were manufactured.
Some needed replacement after 600 hours or so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By NYTOM
Thank you Greg. Not whining here, Iíll happily...

Thank you Greg. Not whining here, Iíll happily wait my turn but really liked that feature so you could check occasionally to see if it was on the way. I did create a account and will check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By NYTOM
Vans orders

Im grounded and ordered a important part last week for the first time since they activated the new web site.
In the old days there was a list you could access of all the order numbers as they were...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,225
Posted By NYTOM
Mine is horizontal

On a horizontal, at the highest point on a filter. When finally screwing it off besides the rag around the base I put a piece of tape over the punched hole. Itís not operating room clean perfect but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,225
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Agreeing with excellent advice and no special tools

This method works surprisingly well. Read this tip somewhere years ago. I punch a hole in the top and go home. Next day the filter has very little oil left in it and a rag wrapped around the base as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By NYTOM
Oshkosh RVís 50th anniversary

Got my EAA email request to register if attending the 50th anniversary special RV parking area in Homebuilt camping. I thought they weíre already all RVís. At least it looked that way in years past....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,531
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up What my P-mag manual called for.

Just replaced all my plugs on my P-mag ignition durning condition inspection. Install adapter on the plug finger tight and then install both together on engine using a torque wrench on the spark...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By NYTOM
RV Condition Expection Checklist

Walt at EXP has a excellent checklist for download at his site at expaircraftcom.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,326
Posted By NYTOM
External antenna the way to go.

I carry a fully charged Icom A25N and also a backup alkaline battery pack.
I have matching bent whip 1/4 wave antennas on the belly. One for my panel radio and the other with a extension cable with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By NYTOM
Wink MSTRB hideaway strobes

Just received and tested two MSTRB red LED strobes. No noise, :) incredibly Bright,:)
Incredibly light weight,:) synchronized and incredibly low price compared to a Aeroled or Whelen TSO beacon. :)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By NYTOM
Thank You Sir. :)

Thank You Sir. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By NYTOM
Question NACA Air Scoops

Anyone know the size of hose needed for the NACA air scoops Vans provides with the kits. Itís for a older RV6 , donít know if they have changed them with the new kits.
:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By NYTOM
Gee I just wanted to know if they were going to...

Gee I just wanted to know if they were going to be singing in my headset and screwing up my radios and I learned a lot more. Really just need a beacon for startup and taxi since the strobes are so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By NYTOM
Exclamation Potential DYI lighting option problems

There are some very reasonably priced LED vehicular hideaway emergency lights out there that could be utilized as a anti-collision beacon. ;) Saw some interesting posts about them here and need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By NYTOM
Three weeks is nothing. Iíve been waiting months...

Three weeks is nothing. Iíve been waiting months for a stinking Hat. :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,839
Posted By NYTOM
I second under the wing near the bell crank...

I second under the wing near the bell crank inspection cover plate.
My temps are always the same as what the AWOS at our field is reporting.
Wiring in the wing conduit and near the cover plate...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By NYTOM
Talking A little dab will do ya

I used a USB receptacle similar to what Bob Leffler used above but after plugging it into the back of my GRT Sport I covered the connection with a layer of silicone sealant to keep it tight. ;) ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By NYTOM
I have run individual pin wires out a few inches...

I have run individual pin wires out a few inches from the plug and then spliced into one single larger gauge wire to my ground farm.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,430
Posted By NYTOM
DIY

If you can get access to a small lathe for hole centering you could easily make your own. Thereís many ways to do it but a lathe makes it easy. Not sure how much force your will be exerting on it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,264
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Eye opening

Iím sure this post will have a bunch of us wondering where our planes fall in this trailing edge spectrum. In my quest to get the optimum qualities out of Vans design, does anyone out there have...
Forum: Primers 11-08-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,925
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Donít shortcut to save a little time and effort

I used S&W wash primer as recommended by Vans a while back and it became second nature. Itís lightweight, easy to apply, transparent, drys fast and gives outstanding protection of bare aluminum...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By NYTOM
So true. It was meeting and talking with Mahlon...

So true. It was meeting and talking with Mahlon that convinced me to go with Mattituck and then attending one of his building classes at their facility sealed the deal. :) I was so saddened to see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By NYTOM
TMX-O360

When I purchased my new TMX O-360 from Mattituck all the instruction manuals were genuine Lycoming publications and exactly the same as you would receive with a new Lycoming. Even had the Lycoming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By NYTOM
Thank you Bob :)

Thank you Bob :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By NYTOM
Obtaining a LODA

I found the address for obtaining a LODA for my aircraft but what exact information do I need to include for my request? Since itís for just for my plane is the N number and my personal info all...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-04-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,810
Posted By NYTOM
Jan

I got my transition training from Jan almost two years ago. His demonstration of what a 6A could really do and scared the **** out of me but made me a better pilot and gave me the confidence I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-30-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By NYTOM
Update on VDO sender

Turns out my settings and resistor value were correct but the sending unit failed.
Saw a article about a kit manufacturer abandoning the VDO units because theyíer not generally reliable due to heat...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-13-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By NYTOM
Thanks for the brain jog Butch. :) Originally...

Thanks for the brain jog Butch. :) Originally installed this a long time ago and forgot about the different resistors for different ranges. As I recall I set it up for 30lbs which was probably too...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-13-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By NYTOM
EIS 4000 fuel pressure sender

Having a problem with the VDO 0-30 psi senders reading very low pressures in the 0 to 3 psi range. Have tried two so far. Just wondering if anyone has found a replacement with maybe a 0 to 15 lbs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By NYTOM
Troubleshooting

Definitely going to check wiring first. Boost pump was on when problem was first noted but continued with it on or off. New cube is mounted exactly as the old reliable cube was. I canít believe it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By NYTOM
Question Bubbles

[QUOTE=Taltruda;1546071]How is it mounted? Hard mounted? Floating on the hoses? I believe the ideal mounting is firmly with the wires up, and horizontal with a slight tilt up towards the outlet to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By NYTOM
Question RED CUBE symptoms diagnosis.

Replaced a 10 year old defective Red Cube with a brand spanking new one from ACS. For the first 10 hours or so the GPH reading was steady as a rock with any slow change in the mixture reflected in a...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,637
Posted By NYTOM
Quality suffers for the sake of build speed

Probably just me and donít mean to knock the assemblers out there but pulled rivets just look cheap, amateurish and temporary. :eek: Obviously they are the required for certain special situations but...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,021
Posted By NYTOM
ďFlight ChainĒ App

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on the ďFlight ChainĒ App that has appeared for $4.99 that guaranteeís access to the NTSB monthly accident reports just like the old days before the NTSB fixed...
Forum: California 07-17-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,704
Posted By NYTOM
Observations

Having a vested interest in 6A incidents and trying not to speculate and looking forward to the NTSB report but, looking at a blown up photo of the crash, it sure looks like the belly is covered in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Show stopper for sure.

I wouldnít give the detailed too much credit. He just shined a diamond. He had a unbelievably constructed RV to start with. I bet that plane would be a grand prize winner even if it was covered in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,759
Posted By NYTOM
Smile Outstanding!

Details, photos, route map please. An adventure of a lifetime. :)
Forum: Painting your RV 06-22-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,189
Posted By NYTOM
After I finally learned how to apply it properly...

After I finally learned how to apply it properly the results were as good as any factory spam can. My problem was that I had done a lot of painting with conventional auto paint and those techniques...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-22-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,189
Posted By NYTOM
So many choices.

Youíll get a ton of satisfaction out of painting your own plane but you most likely wonít have that award winning Oshkosh finish. Iím the type of builder who wants to do as much as I possibly can by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By NYTOM
Method to clean out lead.

Interesting. Iíve read posts by others that said dismantling the cube is almost impossible since something usually breaks in the process. I would love to test out your theory by cleaning out the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By NYTOM
Practiced what I preached

Having had my FT-60 fail just last week I pulled it today and cleaned it out.
Didnít find any debris and was able to lightly blow into the IN port to hear the turbine wheel spinning nicely. Wiring...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By NYTOM
Try cleaning unit.

Thereís a very small plastic turbine wheel that spins inside that sends the pulses.
There is a possibility itís hung up from some contaminate. It doesnít take much to stop it since itís made to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By NYTOM
Any welder will have some.

Ask for a piece of soapstone. They use it to mark steel and it comes in sticks. Itís solid talc as mined from the ground. A half a stick rubbed over a file will producd more than enough powder for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,908
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Lycoming knows what theyíer doing.

If you have a dead or very weak battery you can still start the engine by hand propping having the impulse coupled mag. If you have two P-mags hand propping is useless without power to the mags. They...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-17-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,239
Posted By NYTOM
Huge reward on completion

Hang in there Paul. I had a similar story to yours and it took me 21 years from first rivet to first flight. The plane is awesome and better performing than I ever imagined. Besides, us 3, 4 and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By NYTOM
POH examples

There a few examples of RV6 / RV6-A POHís that are right on the left side of the VAF Home Page you can view. Also do a Google search. Thereís a bunch of them out there .
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By NYTOM
Janís just down the beach in Okeechobee.

Another recommendation for Jan Bussell. He has both a 6A and a 6 available and heís very good. Youíll get the training and confidence you need with Jan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,681
Posted By NYTOM
In the Oil

Had a problem with a occasional sticky valve on a C-85 until I mixed Marvel Mystery with the oil. Eliminated the problem. Was told by a old DC-3 mechanic they used it by the 55gallon drum way back...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,965
Posted By NYTOM
Talking Right place at the right time.

Thatís the shot every RV owner out there wishes he had of his own plane. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,281
Posted By NYTOM
Wow

Some serious skill behind that paint job. A work of art. :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By NYTOM
RV 6 side panels

Panels are sold:)
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By NYTOM
Aircraft Extras Armrest side panels

I have a ďstill in the box ď set of Aircraft Extras Armrest side panels from my 6A build that were untouched. $150 plus USPS shipping . Message me Iiohrman2 and Iíll give you first shot if your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Ridiculous service.

My Sport SX arrived at GRT at 12:15 today. At 1:45 I received a call that the repairs ( new gyro) had been completed and it was being shipping today. At 2:01 I was emailed the tracking number from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
Update, Update, Update

Really excited to get back in the air and test my newly upgraded Sport SX.
Powered up and everything was dead on. Started to taxi and after three 90 degree turns the screen started tumbling again....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,953
Posted By NYTOM
Borescope / Endoscopy

Since your talking about them. Iíve been seeing ads on FB from a company called Diyzit for their duel lens Endoscopy. Self contained with 4 1/2Ē screen. No WiFi to phone. I have the WiFi type now ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
Talking Oh this is awesome

Thatís great news. I do have ADS-B in and have never seen any obstacles on the EFIS and always relied upon my GPS & ForeFlight with a I-Pad for obstacles and traffic. The EFIS only showed the moving...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
Red face Iím seeing obstacles on the horizon and some...

Iím seeing obstacles on the horizon and some black lines on the ground. Checking a sectional and their positions as the plane turns while I taxi shows TV, Cell towers etc. in those positions. Hope to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
Good news about exceptional GRT Support.

A Big Shout Out to Jeff at GRT for their outstanding support. :D He worked with me and pretty much held my hand getting me through some diagnostic tests and new software installations. They were...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Iíll sleep better now

Thank you so much for the replies. As long as itís fixable , all is good. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By NYTOM
GRT Sport SX Legacy problems

Already sent a request to GRT Support but havenít heard back. My attitude and heading screen started tumbling like mad. Shut down and rebooted but it starts tumbling again as soon as I start to taxi....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,543
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up New fuel line in order.

I agree with Sam on this one. The tubing is soft aluminum and the fittings are steel. If it still leaks after tightening that much, something is definitely wrong.
Also there is a chance the flare...
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