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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By rvmills
Ron, et al: Here's a few data points from a...

Ron, et al:

Here's a few data points from a Sport Class knucklehead (ok, addict ;))...and Ron, your name is familiar, so we may have chatted before. This is a great way to spread the info...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By rvmills
Fred and Sam, I'm near Georgetown, at 07TS. I'm...

Fred and Sam,

I'm near Georgetown, at 07TS. I'm a CFI with about 1500 RV hours. If I can help with check-outs or other training, happy to do so. Shoot me a PM and I'll reply with my phone number....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 42,538
Posted By rvmills
Another data point here is a discussion I had...

Another data point here is a discussion I had with a multi-time Lancair builder, who has modified a couple Legacy race aircraft with piano hinge flaps. When they did the mods, the fuselage was in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By rvmills
Tandem, I just did an extensive update, with...

Tandem,

I just did an extensive update, with pics, to that original thread. :) https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=133700

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 42,538
Posted By rvmills
Feb 2021 Update part 2

Continuing from the previous post:

Took a deep breath, and pulled the wings off Rocket Six/Sport 49...gulp! Here, we are fitting the stub spar, and marking the 52 AN-3 bolt holes that hold the spars...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 42,538
Posted By rvmills
Feb 2021 Update part 1

Just back from a week of working on the wings in the Siskiyou Skunk Works, and Steve and I saw Tandem46's post asking about our project. We've actually been making very good progress, which I'll...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-03-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,301
Posted By rvmills
Dan, Larry and Ross, thanks for the replies and...

Dan, Larry and Ross, thanks for the replies and info...very good stuff!

Dan, makes sense now on the bleed vs MP. Don and I recently discussed all this as well, and we may end up trying turbo rails...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,301
Posted By rvmills
Really excellent discussion! Walt, humble...

Really excellent discussion! Walt, humble apologies for the thread drift, but thanks for allowing it to be a springboard for the follow-on points.

Circling back to the original concept, having seen...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-29-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,301
Posted By rvmills
Great discussion, to which I'd like to add a...

Great discussion, to which I'd like to add a couple questions for Walt, Ross, Michael, Dan and anyone that may have data/experience to add, plus some experience from my ROP/LOP testing. No intent to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,465
Posted By rvmills
****************** Steve, your calcs, as usual,...

******************

Steve, your calcs, as usual, are spot on. I did stall testing on the flat tips that I built several years ago for SARL X-C racing. The tests back then showed top-end speed gain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,465
Posted By rvmills
I'll throw in a big plug for the HP tips, after...

I'll throw in a big plug for the HP tips, after our experience in Reno this year. First a little background info...

Steve, Bob and I have worked together on a few projects, including our composite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,104
Posted By rvmills
Sure do appreciate the offer though! The...

Sure do appreciate the offer though! The VAF/Vans/RV family is awesome! Hope to represent in 4 full races next hear! :D

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,875
Posted By rvmills
Andy and Jim are back home, and Jeff left his...

Andy and Jim are back home, and Jeff left his plane in Reno to fly his P-51 back to Chino (I know, rough, eh! ;)). None of them will tell you what they really run for MP...but I know at least one is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,104
Posted By rvmills
Greg, You picked a great day to fly back, as far...

Greg,

You picked a great day to fly back, as far as winds go! I did nearly the same trip yesterday (KRTS-MVA-ILC-KPGA, KPGA-F98, F98-07TS), and had crosswinds with a touch of headwind...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,875
Posted By rvmills
Fun thread to catch up on. Sorry to not have been...

Fun thread to catch up on. Sorry to not have been posting much lately...heads-down in preparation, mods, testing, evaluating, re-testing, lather...rinse...repeat. Class duties took more bandwidth...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-12-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By rvmills
Aquaman, Sending you a PM with Reggie's e-mail....

Aquaman,

Sending you a PM with Reggie's e-mail. I have an old VM-1000 manual (the original, not the fancy C model Boomer sent the link to...that's cool though Boomer). It's in pdf, and I will send...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By rvmills
Electroair EI and Mag with an impulse coupler on...

Electroair EI and Mag with an impulse coupler on an IO-540 in my 6. No issues...works great, lasts long time! ;)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,296
Posted By rvmills
Woo Hoo! It would be fun, and an honor, to fly...

Woo Hoo! It would be fun, and an honor, to fly with you gents Luke! My wife has been after me to visit Italy for...well, forever! :)



That's when the Reno Air Races are...but maybe we can set up an...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-23-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 53,815
Posted By rvmills
Ralph, My AFR bounces around in a manner very...

Ralph,

My AFR bounces around in a manner very similar to what I saw in your video with Ross. I basically mentally average out the numbers to estimate what the AFR is. Seems plenty good for normal...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,296
Posted By rvmills
Wow, that was beautiful...the flying and the...

Wow, that was beautiful...the flying and the scenery!

Now I need to talk my English, Swiss and German buddies into a trip to Trento...do you ever allow visiting formation pilots into those gorgeous...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-22-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 53,815
Posted By rvmills
David and Ralph, Here's another few data points...

David and Ralph,

Here's another few data points on STD vs Ext range on the Ballenger:

I started using the AFR400V1 when it was the only choice. I found that when leaning on X-Cs, I could lean past...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,496
Posted By rvmills
Shawn, Some thoughts from previous experience,...

Shawn,

Some thoughts from previous experience, that may help you eliminate bogeys:

My plane originally had a LS Plasma 1 and 1 mag. While that was installed, I had half a coil fail once, with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 42,538
Posted By rvmills
Justin, thanks for asking. Steve and I have been...

Justin, thanks for asking. Steve and I have been working whenever possible, and had some good steam up earlier this year. Been a few life events (good stuff) impacting as well. We've each moved...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,380
Posted By rvmills
Notes below, Thanks Ross, i think I may buy a...

Notes below,



Thanks Ross, i think I may buy a new sensor and do a little cruise leaning testing, just to see how the older sensor compares.



Good article, thanks Ross.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,380
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Ross, In the degrading failures, have you...

Thanks Ross,

In the degrading failures, have you seen any trends, such as they start to read high, or low, or is it random? Thx!

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,212
Posted By rvmills
Mark, If'n I'm using the calculators correctly,...

Mark,

If'n I'm using the calculators correctly, -70F is very close to ISA, and for a TAS of 283 knots, his IAS (maybe CAS) would have been 140knots. And with that TAS, in those conditions, his mach...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,380
Posted By rvmills
Ross, Inks, others: What are the indications of...

Ross, Inks, others:

What are the indications of failure (or degraded operations) that you see? Wacky numbers?, failure codes or indications just going blank or dashes?

Have you ever seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,212
Posted By rvmills
Mike, Mark and I switched to the Hartzell 80" BA...

Mike,

Mark and I switched to the Hartzell 80" BA at the same time. Mark from the MT 3-blade, me from an 80" D-twist Hartzell. Mark gained 10-12 mph, I gained 4-5. Up to that point, we were trading...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,380
Posted By rvmills
Steve told me about this thread, and I thought...

Steve told me about this thread, and I thought I'd provide some feedback from my experience.

I've used the Ballenger AFR500 in both my RV-S6 (IO-540, 1 mag, 1 Electroair) and the Glasair I owned and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,212
Posted By rvmills
Jon (OP), Mark and Mike, Here's some...

Jon (OP), Mark and Mike,

Here's some side-by-side fun (our photos side by side...and maybe a little play on words for bringing my Super Six into the mix with you Rocket Boyz...

Here's the photos...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By rvmills
Fellas, At what speed does the airspeed low...

Fellas,

At what speed does the airspeed low warning annunciate?

HDX likely in my future, so interested in your experience. Sounds like they are on it, but still interested. Thanks!

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,697
Posted By rvmills
KRviator...my computer didn't want me to open...

KRviator...my computer didn't want me to open that link without changing permissions, but I did look at a Transport Canada AIM to try to figure out what RWS is (Runway Strip?). Our airport markings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,697
Posted By rvmills
Googling around a bit, found a ref to the Aussie...

Googling around a bit, found a ref to the Aussie Civil Aviation Safety Authority doc that describes them as triangles 3 meters long, .9 meters wide, .5 meters high. Could not find a doc that said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,697
Posted By rvmills
I'm of similar mindset to Paul's. A pilot exiting...

I'm of similar mindset to Paul's. A pilot exiting the runway is in a potentially busy and higher workload phase than the pilot taxiing on the parallel. I'd lean towards giving way to the exiting...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-19-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By rvmills
As Brian said, several RVers around Stead. I'll...

As Brian said, several RVers around Stead. I'll be on a day trip to Siskiyou tomorrow (Sat), but will be back Sat late afternoon, and around Sunday morning. Give a shout here or PM Brian or me, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,049
Posted By rvmills
Perhaps the search engine preferred Ralphie's...

Perhaps the search engine preferred Ralphie's colourful dialect of "Canadian"! :)

Emory cloth, grease and Vince's spare parts are the ticket here, just to support what's been said above! Great...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,196
Posted By rvmills
Mine sounds similar to Mike's, though perhaps...

Mine sounds similar to Mike's, though perhaps inverted. Was match-drilling the corner of the baffle inlet ramps. Everything cleceoed together, but holding the corner from the top with the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,630
Posted By rvmills
My fave (is that Thunder I hear? ;) ). (Big fan...

My fave (is that Thunder I hear? ;) ). (Big fan of Dick's Polen Special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By rvmills
Really nice job guys! Way to go Grease, Waldo and...

Really nice job guys! Way to go Grease, Waldo and company! :)

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,976
Posted By rvmills
Good luck with the build-your-own wrench, it's...

Good luck with the build-your-own wrench, it's worked many times. I will say that the snap-on angled open-end wrench mentioned above was a lifesaver on an oil line in a Glasair with a tightly packed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,043
Posted By rvmills
Beards for Yobo from out west...

Oly, KC Flight and Yobo,

Working to generate some "Beards for Yobo" pics from your friends (and Super Bowl rivals) Lightning, and the boyz out west. Here's one from Lightning...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,604
Posted By rvmills
Evan, Awesome write up, and great job. Not a...

Evan,

Awesome write up, and great job. Not a second of second-guessing here amigo...landing was the right choice IMHO. Trying to go around and troubleshoot, with spiking EGTs and little engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,569
Posted By rvmills
Congrats and Happy Anniversary Doug! Thanks...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary Doug! Thanks (again) for the community & camaraderie you enable us all to enjoy, and for the many friends I have made directly from VAF! And yep, for a place of comfort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,577
Posted By rvmills
Great discussion, and good question by the...

Great discussion, and good question by the OP.

With a CFI hat on, I'd say that I would discuss the diving tendency that most birds exhibit under threat, and recommend that, if you actually see a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,043
Posted By rvmills
Smokey, Thanks, many prayers and much strength...

Smokey,

Thanks, many prayers and much strength headed to our SWA and RV/Rocket Formation Bro, Yobo.

I've been talking with his KC Flight Wingmen and monitoring his Caring Bridge site...He's in a...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,451
Posted By rvmills
Jake, Concur with your findings. Another VAF...

Jake,

Concur with your findings. Another VAF bubba at RTS downloaded the software update on a separate card, and we both used that card. While I was loading the software update in my 375, I...
Forum: COMM 03-24-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,764
Posted By rvmills
Finn, Like Axel, my motivation was racing Reno,...

Finn,

Like Axel, my motivation was racing Reno, plus fast X-C speeds, and the fun of reducing drag wherever possible...that experimenting thang! Early on, I started with two bent whips (comm 1 and...
Forum: GPS 03-03-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Flight Logs on a GNX-375?

Quick question for the G3Xpert team (or whoever may know): Does the 375/175 have the flight log capability that 396 and x96 units have (shown in the photo below). It?s a feature I?ve used to catch up...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,907
Posted By rvmills
Jim, After that Reno Rocket incident, we moved...

Jim,

After that Reno Rocket incident, we moved the plane into my hangar, in coordination with the event organizer. The FAA and NTSB had full access to it, and did their investigation/inspection...
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,222
Posted By rvmills
Those blotches do appear to be redaction of ID....

Those blotches do appear to be redaction of ID. The original pics don't have that. Good post by Vince. As he said, the community is combing through this one, looking at all aspects (structural,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,907
Posted By rvmills
I'll provide some feedback from the air race...

I'll provide some feedback from the air race arena. Nothing said here is intended to infer that Vne doesn't apply to a built-per-plans aircraft, or that exceeding Vne is OK, just because racers (at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,011
Posted By rvmills
Josh, Since you mentioned the 5XOO and an iPad...

Josh,

Since you mentioned the 5XOO and an iPad as an option, here's a photo of the panel I did in my Glasair III racer. AFS 5500 on the left, iPad mini in an AirGizmo on the right. It fit well in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By rvmills
Like Paul, I've used iPads in a few aircraft. I...

Like Paul, I've used iPads in a few aircraft. I had a panel-mounted (AirGizmos) iPad mini in a Glasair III, and have used the iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro in my RV-6. Foreflight is my primary...
Forum: GPS 01-11-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Figs, Finally had enough down time to complete...

Figs,

Finally had enough down time to complete the GNX375 install for phase I of my upgrade (ADS-B compliance plus a great navigator, tied to my legacy Dynon network). Thanks to Brian (pdtofly) for...
Forum: GPS 04-22-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Yes, Stein will have the proper data for sure....

Yes, Stein will have the proper data for sure. Good choice for harness buildup...and any other avionics needs. ;) My one caveat in passing that STC Mx Manual along is that it may or may not have...
Forum: GPS 04-21-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
The one manual with pinouts that I can find so...

The one manual with pinouts that I can find so far on the Garmin site is the GPS 175/GNX 375 Part 23 AML STC Maintenance Manual, its here (http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-02207-a2_01.pdf).

Page...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,491
Posted By rvmills
I replaced the original VS and rudder on my RV-6...

I replaced the original VS and rudder on my RV-6 after owning it for a few years. Very straight forward, no complications in installation at all. I didn't even need to modify the empennage fairing...
Forum: GPS 04-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
This all makes good sense, and should be the case...

This all makes good sense, and should be the case for any interoperable EFIS/PFD connected to a 175/375 (Garmin, Dynon, Advanced, etc).

I was also asking if there is a way to have the simulator app...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,237
Posted By rvmills
Scott, This is a very sobering account, and I'm...

Scott,

This is a very sobering account, and I'm very sorry it's gone down this way for you. Definitely a wake-up call and a good warning of caution. Sounds like your partner is a stand-up guy and...
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Leonard, I haven't been able to get the sim to...

Leonard,

I haven't been able to get the sim to couple in a pitch mode either. Have tried LPV and Visual approach modes. There is a sim tracking mode that includes vertical, but I can't get that to...
Forum: GPS 04-04-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Brian, Thanks, I thought you might have a time...

Brian,

Thanks, I thought you might have a time hack on it. I re-listened, and do recall that part of the discussion, which is a pretty honest discussion of what the GTN/GNS systems provide that the...
Forum: GPS 04-04-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Brian, I picked up in the webinar that the 375...

Brian, I picked up in the webinar that the 375 will cross-fill from an iPad running Garmin Pilot, but not from other apps (like FF). But I didn?t hear that it wouldn?t cross-fill from/to other Garmin...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Thanks Brian! Doing well here...busy with a few...

Thanks Brian! Doing well here...busy with a few upgrades that I need to post about, and heading to Dayton Airpark to chase a little jet with a VAF fella in it this morning! Hope you and Chantel are...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 92,609
Posted By rvmills
Brian, I also heard them say no FF in the...

Brian,

I also heard them say no FF in the webinar, but missed any future promise or timeline. Our local FBO/Garmin Dealer said he would be surprised if it didn't happen quite soon. Maybe Levi or...
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