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Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By airguy
Same here. Multiple products over the years, and...

Same here. Multiple products over the years, and top shelf service from him. I needed a replacement wire jumper for the cowl flap, it showed up in the mail without an invoice. I got into a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,205
Posted By airguy
So do I (Superior cold air) - and I'm running the...

So do I (Superior cold air) - and I'm running the SDS system which operates according to fuel pressure delta across the injector face and total injector dwell time for fuel delivery - and I can tell...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,205
Posted By airguy
I would suspect the AFR differences at varying...

I would suspect the AFR differences at varying RPM are due to air flow differences in the manifold rather than fuel flow differences.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-27-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,048
Posted By airguy
Bingo. I crab all the way to the numbers, it...

Bingo. I crab all the way to the numbers, it gives you an excellent sense of what the wind is doing at the actual runway environment. Then when it's time to actually flare and start feeling for the...
Forum: GPS 11-26-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,400
Posted By airguy
The user interface is much better, and it is now...

The user interface is much better, and it is now SO much easier to add a DP to a departure and arrival STAR at the other end. Adding a hold somewhere on the route is a matter of 5 seconds and is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By airguy
Quickly is relative - if it was a matter of...

Quickly is relative - if it was a matter of seconds, that's instrumentation. If it was a matter of minutes, then it has a possibility of being real.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By airguy
That does sound a bit excessive. I just passed...

That does sound a bit excessive. I just passed 900 hours on my airplane and I've accumulated about 5/16" of engine sag on the mounts, enough that I will put a washer on the bottom mounts this spring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,433
Posted By airguy
Indeed - that's a neat trick with the variable...

Indeed - that's a neat trick with the variable swash plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By airguy
$170 here in Midland with Dr. Diaz.

$170 here in Midland with Dr. Diaz.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By airguy
This will also help for the hot starts, if you...

This will also help for the hot starts, if you have fuel returns to your actual fuel tank.

https://airflowperformance.com/index.php/product/counter-clock-wise-purge-valve-assy/
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,647
Posted By airguy
Now THAT would absolutely be my next purchase...

Now THAT would absolutely be my next purchase order. Yes, 100%. All in, right now.
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By airguy
Agreed with the above - the CG is the least of...

Agreed with the above - the CG is the least of your worries - it's the airfoil change that will kill you.

I got into the top of a building cumulus once at 17,000' and about 19 degrees F, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By airguy
PlanePower alternators have a well-deserved...

PlanePower alternators have a well-deserved reputation for dying at about the 500-600 hour mark. B&C alternators are generally regarded as the best, but will dent your budget somewhat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,218
Posted By airguy
I just got the periodic marketing email from...

I just got the periodic marketing email from Seattle Avionics, they are developing a new version of the Chartdata manager program, and asking for Beta testers.

I've been a beta tester for Dynon for...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By airguy
There we can agree - when you're on a bike,...

There we can agree - when you're on a bike, everyone is trying to kill you, all the time.



Perhaps instead of telling pilots they shouldn't do manuevers that are safe, legal, and even described in...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By airguy
Now you're throwing out a red herring - that...

Now you're throwing out a red herring - that maneuver actually IS unsafe, and is in fact illegal in most circumstances.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,218
Posted By airguy
If the 650 has a large enough screen for the...

If the 650 has a large enough screen for the navigation (and I agree it does) then no, I don't think you are missing anything.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By airguy
John beat me to it. You are obviously saying an...

John beat me to it. You are obviously saying an overhead break is unsafe, I'm interested to hear you explain why you believe so.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By airguy
Would you prefer I do an overhead break?

Would you prefer I do an overhead break?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By airguy
Each fuel tank rib will have three bolts holding...

Each fuel tank rib will have three bolts holding it to the main spar accessible through the access panels - did you pull all of them or just the three at the wing root?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By airguy
A loose wire under vibration will cause a "make...

A loose wire under vibration will cause a "make and break" connection that looks just like a pulse, and will be counted as a pulse. I had one crimped connection fail on mine early on with that...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By airguy
Part of my pre-takeoff checklist, at the...

Part of my pre-takeoff checklist, at the hold-short point, is to say out loud and LOOK while doing it - "Runway is clear; Final is clear; Controls are free and clear" and then take the runway.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,218
Posted By airguy
Mines working right now - they just haven't...

Mines working right now - they just haven't updated your subscriber status.
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By airguy
I went with the synthetic leather Sportsman seats...

I went with the synthetic leather Sportsman seats and sidewalls, and love it. They still look nearly new after 900 hours and the fit/finish is great.
Forum: COMM 11-07-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By airguy
I don't know about 20 years, but they have...

I don't know about 20 years, but they have certainly been talking about it 10 years ago. They got real quiet about 4-5 years ago and won't discuss it; some say that means they dropped it, some say it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,296
Posted By airguy
Daytrip to Denver on Friday for a few hours - I...

Daytrip to Denver on Friday for a few hours - I departed at 7:30am and landed back home at 7:30pm, never would be able to do that without these RV's.

Bonus - with my longrange tanks I was able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,321
Posted By airguy
RV9A with IO360 and constant speed - backup...

RV9A with IO360 and constant speed - backup alternator and long range tanks. 1110 empty weight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By airguy
Wasting time and burning gas, and oh how fun it...

Wasting time and burning gas, and oh how fun it is!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By airguy
Mine as well - Vans standard stick parts - if the...

Mine as well - Vans standard stick parts - if the OP has a removeable pilots-side stick, that is definitely non-standard.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By airguy
I think you'll find it easier and faster to trim...

I think you'll find it easier and faster to trim an inch or two from the stick rather than bending it.

I trimmed almost 4" off my sticks to fit the Tosten grips, makes the control force slightly...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By airguy
Loss of a canopy is a tough one to deal with....

Loss of a canopy is a tough one to deal with.

Even professionals who are keyed up and ready for anything have trouble with it. Here's a short video from Reno this year where Carl Robinson lost his...
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By airguy
Insurance

Just FYI for the group.

I'm getting closer to pulling the trigger (not quite there yet) on a Rocket build, and thought I'd check the insurance market. Gallagher came back as a "no-quote" on all...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-01-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By airguy
exercise

First good fall day came along with some 400 and 6, and I decided it was a good day to go brush up in actual. I miss and truly enjoy this kind of technical flying.

Shot 5, including 2 actual miss at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,794
Posted By airguy
Quite true - this is the purpose of the...

Quite true - this is the purpose of the low-voltage shutoff function in the EarthX BMS. Once the battery discharges to that level, the BMS isolates it and waits for charge.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,659
Posted By airguy
I'm trying to figure out what your point is with...

I'm trying to figure out what your point is with this statement.

To begin with, we are discussing a manufacturing defect, or process defect, in the crankshaft - long before it became an assembled...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By airguy
I ran a standard Bendix injection with the AFP...

I ran a standard Bendix injection with the AFP purge valve for a few years before installing the SDS. It definitely reduced the amount of boil-out, but you still dump the volume of fuel that is in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By airguy
With one minor exception - those of us that have...

With one minor exception - those of us that have installed the SDS or EFII systems with electronic injection. Those are positive-stop systems and won't drain fuel on shutdown, hence no need for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,794
Posted By airguy
No charger, OEM or otherwise, can balance...

No charger, OEM or otherwise, can balance individual cells within the battery if it only has two electrical connections (positive and negative). All the charger can do is supply power at the correct...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By airguy
I had Old Republic when I took my transition...

I had Old Republic when I took my transition training for my 9A - they agreed to another model "with similar flight characteristics" which covers a lot of ground in the RV family. I took my dual with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By airguy
It's all about making the memories - good...

It's all about making the memories - good job!

My boy Collin was all ear-to-ear grin when he got his toolbox "practice" kit to build a toolbox of his very own.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By airguy
You can easily make your own cables if you are...

You can easily make your own cables if you are willing to buy the parts, the GOOD tools for assembly, and invest a little time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,458
Posted By airguy
So what are the options for private aviation in...

So what are the options for private aviation in Mexico? Outside the cartel, I mean...

The idea of picking up all my toys and all my dollars and heading south is pretty appealing, actually.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By airguy
Reklaw Fly-In! Always a good time. 2.3 going...

Reklaw Fly-In!

Always a good time. 2.3 going with a tailwind, 2.8 coming back against the headwind. The Brownwood MOA's went hot just as I departed from home Friday morning so I had to detour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By airguy
Longer range with a bigger bottle. I make a lot...

Longer range with a bigger bottle. I make a lot of long cross country trips at altitude.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By airguy
I ran a surplus PHODS for a couple years but...

I ran a surplus PHODS for a couple years but eventually traded up to the Mountain High system. Nothing wrong with the PHODS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By airguy
Put a B&C backup alternator in it's place.

Put a B&C backup alternator in it's place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,458
Posted By airguy
Mostly near the border, from what I hear from the...

Mostly near the border, from what I hear from the people that should know. Once you get a couple hundred miles south it's mostly good.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,477
Posted By airguy
Yep - same here, with a calibrated torque wrench...

Yep - same here, with a calibrated torque wrench and done as per spec - I still get about half of the adapters out with the plug.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,477
Posted By airguy
IRAN - "Inspect/Replace As Needed"

IRAN - "Inspect/Replace As Needed"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By airguy
While the VDO sensors aren't the best, your...

While the VDO sensors aren't the best, your problem is likely not the sensor. Do some searches here on that problem, it's well reported.
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By airguy
As Dan said, it doesn't matter. Continental won't...

As Dan said, it doesn't matter. Continental won't sell them to the experimental market. I've been trying for years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By airguy
I used a Sharpie to write notes like that...

I used a Sharpie to write notes like that directly on the aluminum of the work as needed. You won't miss it that way, and it wipes off with a rag and acetone. I didn't paint my plane until after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By airguy
The sender is nothing but a variable resistor,...

The sender is nothing but a variable resistor, from about 20 to 220 ohms. Put a potentiometer in it's place and turn it up and down by hand, see if the panel reading changes. If it does not change,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By airguy
You don't check/clean them at each annual?

You don't check/clean them at each annual?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By airguy
Does he think they are handed down by God or...

Does he think they are handed down by God or something? They are properly crimped by human beings all the time. You're a human (assuming here...) so you can do it. Sure you might need to practice or...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,956
Posted By airguy
I would submit that in this case that is being...

I would submit that in this case that is being discussed, that of accidental VFR-into-IMC, currency would not be nearly as critical as basic knowledge of IFR control. Currency will get you down the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By airguy
Doing that would be interesting - you would need...

Doing that would be interesting - you would need a Darlington-type power transistor driven by shunt feedback - likely more trouble and troublesome than you want to play with.
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,956
Posted By airguy
If you pull all the power and slow to 65-70 knots...

If you pull all the power and slow to 65-70 knots with full flaps, you'll be surprised how steep a down-angle you can make while flying straight ahead.

Better yet - just go get your IFR ticket if...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-06-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 47,510
Posted By airguy
Interesting - I've had no issues with the same...

Interesting - I've had no issues with the same time delay circuit on mine since installation a year and a half ago, a little over 320 hours. I've got mine set for 30 seconds, triggered from voltage...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,570
Posted By airguy
Voltage does not equal power.

Voltage does not equal power.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By airguy
I couldn't tell you. I didn't reference Nuckolls...

I couldn't tell you. I didn't reference Nuckolls drawings and honestly don't think I've ever seen one. I've been working on electrical items since my dad (a 30-year IBM engineer) taught me schematics...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By airguy
Dealers choice on that one. Myself, I have...

Dealers choice on that one. Myself, I have sufficient output on both alternators to handle the entire ships load in night IFR - and have tested that. So in that case I have no need to power the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By airguy
Personally I don't like the automatic switchover,...

Personally I don't like the automatic switchover, I want to KNOW if the primary fails, so I have separate field switches for both and test them each runup. With modern EFIS equipment I have both...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-04-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By airguy
Ideally the fuel pumps will push quite a bit more...

Ideally the fuel pumps will push quite a bit more fuel than is needed with the excess going back to the tank via a pressure regulator that holds a fixed backpressure on the system and allows the rest...
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