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Forum: Engine Monitors Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By painless
Experienced this recently. At startup oil psi...

Experienced this recently. At startup oil psi would be over 90, then sink down to mid 80ís. Over 80 psi at idle on a 1900hr engine did not compute. Did the redneck (no offense to rednecks...)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By painless
Paging Captain John...(CJ). He rigged up some...

Paging Captain John...(CJ). He rigged up some sort of tube mounted under the wing to spread the ashes of his dog.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By painless
Really not a big deal. Sharper turns while...

Really not a big deal. Sharper turns while taxiing will require a tap on the brake.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-11-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By painless
Been awhile, but I believe I used an 8.

Been awhile, but I believe I used an 8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,094
Posted By painless
Good job Wilson.....:D

Good job Wilson.....:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,094
Posted By painless
Not the first time, either! :eek:

Not the first time, either! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,094
Posted By painless
Can we assume you will do the Wilson poses ala...

Can we assume you will do the Wilson poses ala Tool Time again?? :)
Forum: Autopilots 04-15-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By painless
Thatís what I did. Was a seamless transition

Thatís what I did. Was a seamless transition
Forum: Autopilots 04-14-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By painless
Yes. Four screws and a plastic connector. Itíll...

Yes. Four screws and a plastic connector. Itíll make you feel like a bonafide avionics guru.;):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,460
Posted By painless
In the right hands, with the right tools and with...

In the right hands, with the right tools and with some experience Iím sure itís possible. This weekend warrior could only get it to work in two pieces.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,460
Posted By painless
Thanks. Yes, sealed with proseal.

Thanks. Yes, sealed with proseal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,460
Posted By painless
I did the same thing. Completed in 2006 and...

I did the same thing. Completed in 2006 and looks like the day I installed it.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-03-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,724
Posted By painless
Also, there is a primer button that needs either...

Also, there is a primer button that needs either a cable or a servo to actuate.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-01-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,970
Posted By painless
Every time I fly my 6A that I completed in 2006 I...

Every time I fly my 6A that I completed in 2006 I look back at it before I close the hangar door and think how much I love this little airplane.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-03-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By painless
Round table RV construction discussion

RV builders discussion with Flight Chops, Jason Ellis, Planelady and Buildflygo on Superaeroís YouTube channel

https://youtu.be/tFmjO3Ttv-g
Forum: Oregon 10-23-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,217
Posted By painless
Sounds like heaven. Very envious.

Sounds like heaven. Very envious.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-19-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 155,275
Posted By painless
Congrats Charlie! Perseverance pays off.

Congrats Charlie! Perseverance pays off.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,351
Posted By painless
Add me to the list of PC 680 premature death. ...

Add me to the list of PC 680 premature death. Installed 4/2020. Date of death 9/19/2020. Batteries Plus is making good on it, just not in stock at present. This was my third 680. First two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,475
Posted By painless
Tail up will help keep the engine and mount in...

Tail up will help keep the engine and mount in the same vertical plane which will make alignment and capture of all 4 mount points easier imho. Have done this recently on a Hatz Classic project and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,070
Posted By painless
When will the -A model persecution end???! :p

When will the -A model persecution end???! :p
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,070
Posted By painless
Kids these days with their -7/7Aís, -9/9A,s and...

Kids these days with their -7/7Aís, -9/9A,s and such. Builders were BUILDERS back in the -6/6A days.....:p
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,820
Posted By painless
Good to hear Chad.

Good to hear Chad.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,534
Posted By painless
Just did the oil filter change gig yesterday. ...

Just did the oil filter change gig yesterday. Champion. Hitting resistance and then going 3/4 turn is not enough torque IMHO. I torqued to that standard, then torqued further to 18 ft/lbs and was...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By painless
Prop tape removal

I have some 3M prop tape on order from Spruce for my Catto three blade and I?m wondering how difficult it is to remove it when it needs replacement. I?m concerned that it will take paint with it. ...
Forum: Safety 02-20-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By painless
Looks like that airplane will be able to fly...

Looks like that airplane will be able to fly again. Canopy is toast of course, but otherwise minimal apparent damage.

Hope the pilot?s injuries weren?t severe.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-26-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,749
Posted By painless
So unfortunate. Hope the integrity of the...

So unfortunate. Hope the integrity of the airframe isn?t compromised and you can commence with repairs.

On a bright note, some guys in my area go years without getting their buck during deer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,923
Posted By painless
I?ve always said that my -6A is no award winner,...

I?ve always said that my -6A is no award winner, but that it?s safe, reliable, and the best I could do. I know where all the imperfections are, but I?m not tell?n.

I?m now well into a Hatz Classic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,263
Posted By painless
Personally, I?m more concerned with the liability...

Personally, I?m more concerned with the liability side of flying without insurance. .
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,464
Posted By painless
No expert here. First thing I would do is go to...

No expert here. First thing I would do is go to the Uavionix page and make sure you have all the software updates properly installed. I had a very similar problem when I first installed my Echo...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,312
Posted By painless
Sam, can you clarify this?

Sam, can you clarify this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By painless
He?s been hinting at photo recovery for quite...

He?s been hinting at photo recovery for quite some time now....:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,709
Posted By painless
I suggest you adjust the toe-in on your landing...

I suggest you adjust the toe-in on your landing gear. (Rimshot here). :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,313
Posted By painless
Here I live 80nm NE of Mecca and I can?t make it...

Here I live 80nm NE of Mecca and I can?t make it in today (Sunday) cuz the campground is closed to new arrivals. Can?t even jump in the 6A to fly in!

Usually I pre place my pop up but this year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,310
Posted By painless
Activation date/time is in the NOTAM.

Activation date/time is in the NOTAM.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-30-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,550
Posted By painless
Sorry to hear Dennis. I remember drooling over...

Sorry to hear Dennis. I remember drooling over his -8 at OSH. As I recall, didn’t he replace the empennage fiberglass tips with formed aluminum? In talking with him, he emphatically encouraged me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,702
Posted By painless
Agree with this.

Agree with this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,313
Posted By painless
Look at it this way. The more beer consumed the...

Look at it this way. The more beer consumed the more recycled beer cans. The more recycled beer cans, the more aluminum available to Vans to make airplane parts.

So do your part to support...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,257
Posted By painless
Sledgehammer. You wanted a wider garage door...

Sledgehammer. You wanted a wider garage door anyway, right? :rolleyes:
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,399
Posted By painless
FlightAware/Flightradar 24 tracking

Do FlightAware or Flightradar24 track aircraft with UAT installations? I can?t see my past flights in either site. Have GRT Safefly/Uavionix Echo UAT installed. I pass my FAA report.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,134
Posted By painless
Personally, and I may be prejudiced, but I think...

Personally, and I may be prejudiced, but I think the 6/6A with the standard empennage is the best looking RV design out there. As stated above, compensate for x-wind approaches and the size of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By painless
I?ve sent several emails asking for data dump...

I?ve sent several emails asking for data dump instructions with no joy.
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,205
Posted By painless
Just bought an ion torque wrench after seeing the...

Just bought an ion torque wrench after seeing the posted review. Very happy with it.

For stocking an emergency tool kit for cross countries, harbour freight tools will accomplish the task. Every...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By painless
Hot weather ops?? What?s that? (As I get ready...

Hot weather ops?? What?s that? (As I get ready to fire up the snowblower..... again!:o)
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By painless
In the tail under the horizontal/vertical...

In the tail under the horizontal/vertical stabilzer fairing.
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By painless
I did an aluminum fairing. There are...

I did an aluminum fairing. There are instructions to be found in an old issue of the RVator that I found in a compilation called 22 years of the RVator.

Mine is screwed to the fuselage skin, along...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,577
Posted By painless
Dang it. There goes my only source of income in...

Dang it. There goes my only source of income in my future retirement I guess.....

I?ll sign you off CJ. We can see how far that will get you. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By painless
Now I?m getting a message that the expercraft...

Now I?m getting a message that the expercraft site is suspended indefinitely. Inquiries are to be sent to rob@riggen.org.

Sent a message this morning, no response yet.


Ho boy......:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By painless
I get a message that it will be down until...

I get a message that it will be down until Januarary 15th
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By painless
Agree to go wirelessly, at least initially. If...

Agree to go wirelessly, at least initially. If you are not pleased with the performance, hardwiring is still an option.

BTW, I have an Echo UAT/GRT Safefly GPS talking with a 327 with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,376
Posted By painless
What got in the way of my build??? The important...

What got in the way of my build???

The important things in life. Family. Career. Community.

That?s why I treated my build as a hobby, and didn?t watch the clock at all. In the end, it took me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,024
Posted By painless
I (personally) will never fly into Airventure the...

I (personally) will never fly into Airventure the Sunday before the show. I?ll do my part to relieve congestion on that day.

I will continue to make my arrival during quieter days/times. Early...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By painless
Made mine out of aluminum. There is an article...

Made mine out of aluminum. There is an article in one of the way-back issues of the RV-aitor on how to do it.
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,699
Posted By painless
Slould work. My Adsb antenna is just behind the...

Slould work. My Adsb antenna is just behind the firewall, which puts it close to the exhaust stacks. No issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By painless
Same equipment. Safefly GPS/Echo UAT mounted on...

Same equipment. Safefly GPS/Echo UAT mounted on the subpanel infront of the Sport SX. GPS antennas for the Sport SX as well as the Safefly mounted on the glare shield. Transponder antenna mounted...
Forum: Job Board 09-07-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By painless
I sense a future Otter appearance! :D

I sense a future Otter appearance! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 63,235
Posted By painless
Skid, it’s a Garmin GTX 327, and no, it is not...

Skid, it’s a Garmin GTX 327, and no, it is not hardwired. I was ready to dive under my panel...again (just updated it) to hard wire it, so I was very pleased the “sniff mode” is working for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 63,235
Posted By painless
Ryan was with Uavionix, update was for the...

Ryan was with Uavionix, update was for the Uavionix Echo UAT. After I flew home, I drove back to OSH to pick up my camper (kind of a local boy, live 80nm away) and made it a point to go back to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 63,235
Posted By painless
What are you using as an encoder? I had a...

What are you using as an encoder? I had a similar problem. I?m using a GRT Sport SX EFIS with a GRT a Safefly 2020/Uavionix Echo UAT combo. Best I could do was a 49% baro alt fail.

Visited the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,831
Posted By painless
Build a new flap and hang the damaged one on your...

Build a new flap and hang the damaged one on your wall of shame.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,954
Posted By painless
Hey, I call ?em like I see ?em. :D

Hey, I call ?em like I see ?em. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,954
Posted By painless
Nice writup, except for the goofy pic of me. Why...

Nice writup, except for the goofy pic of me. Why do I suspect it was intentional? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,105
Posted By painless
Yeah, but think of all the beer you could carry!

Yeah, but think of all the beer you could carry!
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,845
Posted By painless
Went with a three blade to decrease vibration and...

Went with a three blade to decrease vibration and noise (a tad). The fact that it?s really cool helped as well. Love it.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,348
Posted By painless
Can?t help you there, my friend. I had a big void...

Can?t help you there, my friend. I had a big void after taking 9 years to build my 6A. Only cure was to fire up the Orear Aircraft manufacturing facility and start building my Hatz Classic....
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