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Forum: RV-14 03-17-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By dweyant
FS Andair Fuel Pump

I have a brand new in box(tube?) Andair fuel pump for an RV-14A.

I was going to return it to Van's but since someone said it is a three month lead time I figured I'd offer it in case someone needs...
Forum: Safety 03-11-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By dweyant
Just sent you an email with a picture of the...

Just sent you an email with a picture of the Firewall

-Dan
Forum: Safety 03-11-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By dweyant
Hi Dan, I'm at 04TN and just running my fuel...

Hi Dan,

I'm at 04TN and just running my fuel lines on my 14A, so probably at about the perfect place for you.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By dweyant
I ship a LOT of RV kits. Costs are up...

I ship a LOT of RV kits. Costs are up significantly. International containers are up about 400% in the last 18 months. Domestic is up, but not anything close to that. This huge surcharge for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By dweyant
Shipping Increase

Just got off the phone with Old Dominion.

As of November 1st they have started to implement a $1,000 surcharge for any shipments that are over length. They define over length as longer than 96...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By dweyant
Thanks Byron, you are correct! -Dan

Thanks Byron, you are correct!

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By dweyant
Fuselage 26-10

Help please!

Working on the Fuselage of my 14A.

On page 26-10 Step two it says match drill #30 the forward bottom skins.

The drawings do not specify which holes. There are a number of holes that...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By dweyant
Take a look at Fast Stack Approach. I bought my...

Take a look at Fast Stack Approach. I bought my avionics for my RV-9A from Stein, but got the wiring from Fast Stack. Quite a bit cheaper, and not a lot more work than a Stein panel. I plan to do...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By dweyant
Firewall Forward Kit

With the (really) long lead times, etc. I'm trying to make some decisions on my RV-14A project.

I just started on the fuselage, a bit out of order, but that is the first kit I received so why not! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,980
Posted By dweyant
Just a data point. Ordered Emp and Fuse in early...

Just a data point.

Ordered Emp and Fuse in early April.

Got the fuse this week! Emp still hasn't shipped but is in crating now and should ship in the next 2-3 weeks.

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,344
Posted By dweyant
Short answer, I don’t. Was hoping someone could...

Short answer, I don’t. Was hoping someone could tell me the differences. What got my concerned was one of the first bags I inventoried said Tail Wheel Unique….

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,344
Posted By dweyant
14 or 14A

So good news, and maybe some less than good news…

Got my fuselage kit for my RV-14A today! (Ordered in April).

Started unpacking and doing inventory and it looks like I somehow got an RV-14...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By dweyant
I’m the founder, and Executive Director of Tango...

I’m the founder, and Executive Director of Tango Flight Inc.

We have sold nine aircraft from our different programs.

We go to great lengths to make sure our planes are built to a very high...
Forum: Southeast 10-13-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By dweyant
Georgetown, TX. -Dan

Georgetown, TX.

-Dan
Forum: Southeast 10-13-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By dweyant
Building a house at 04TN, Chuckey, TN! -Dan

Building a house at 04TN, Chuckey, TN!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By dweyant
Nice! Wish I was able to make it this year. ...

Nice!

Wish I was able to make it this year.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By dweyant
That's great news! -Dan

That's great news!

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,280
Posted By dweyant
Wow, what an incredibly useful feature! Really...

Wow,

what an incredibly useful feature! Really excited to get a chance to install this on my 9A and check it out.

The amount of new features that Garmin has added (all free) to my G3X Touch in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,175
Posted By dweyant
Thanks Scott. I didn't realize that was a...

Thanks Scott. I didn't realize that was a standard Van's part. I thought we had made that one, but that is my wifes job :).

Do you have the part number so I can order a replacement?

Thanks,

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,175
Posted By dweyant
This is a picture of the piece I replaced. You...

This is a picture of the piece I replaced. You can see how much metal I had to remove to allow clearance for the mixture lever, and that of course contributed to the cracking.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,175
Posted By dweyant
The flange and the fiberglass bowl. I had to...

The flange and the fiberglass bowl. I had to take a decent chunk out of both of those for the mixture level to clear.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,175
Posted By dweyant
Anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks, _Dan

Anyone have any ideas on this?

Thanks,

_Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,175
Posted By dweyant
So I have a question…. I had to modify the FAB...

So I have a question….

I had to modify the FAB on my fuel injected RV-9A so that the mixture lever on the left side would fit.

Of course that removed a decent bit of material and caused the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,132
Posted By dweyant
I'm sure you will get a lot of responses, but a...

I'm sure you will get a lot of responses, but a couple suggestions.

Join your local EAA chapter. That was invaluable to me when I started to build. Even as a non-builder they will be more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By dweyant
I have a few RV-12iS and an RV-9A, thanks Tonya...

I have a few RV-12iS and an RV-9A, thanks Tonya :).

Feel free to give me a call /PM.

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,258
Posted By dweyant
Highly recommend Alex. The 10 and 14 are pretty...

Highly recommend Alex. The 10 and 14 are pretty similar in handling. Check with insurance they let me do my 9A transition training in the 10 with Alex.

-Dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
That is not correct. In my case the AP had...

That is not correct.

In my case the AP had nothing to do with the trim issue. They are two different motors, and while the G3X will drive the trim.

Disconnecting the AP would have done nothing. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By dweyant
I did just email them this morning as well. As...

I did just email them this morning as well.

As far as patience, more of lazy than patience. It irritates me every time I fly, but by the time I've landed I tend to forget about it until the next...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By dweyant
G3X Touch and GTN650

I have a Dual screen G3X Touch with a GTN650.

Something changed on my 650 about a year ago with regards to the database updated. Now every time I power up the unit it wants to reinstall all of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,941
Posted By dweyant
I have a dual screen G3X Touch along with a GTN...

I have a dual screen G3X Touch along with a GTN 650 that I use regularly for IMC flight.

I don't think I have used the internal GPS on my G3X Touch in years. I will either enter my flight plan on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
Marc, First, thank you. You are of course...

Marc,

First, thank you.

You are of course correct on the VP/X operation. And that behaviour is one of the reasons why I used a VP/X for my build. It is also part of what made this situation so...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-25-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
You are wrong. That is not at all how they...

You are wrong. That is not at all how they operate.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-22-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
Not necessarily. The VPX can be set to only...

Not necessarily. The VPX can be set to only allow a run time of three seconds then it will cut off. Due to the nature of my failure, a short in a wire, that was intermittently shorting it managed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
I appreciate some of the responses, but a number...

I appreciate some of the responses, but a number of the suggestions are a bit absurd.

It takes about 3-4 seconds for the trim to go from roughly neutral to full deflection.

The AP attempted to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
I don't think so. the VPX handles the trim input...

I don't think so. the VPX handles the trim input and output so I don't think I have a trim relay per se.

-Dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,657
Posted By dweyant
Runaway Trim

Had a really scary experience yesterday.

Was flying from central Texas to Tennessee. putting along with a nice 30 knot tail wind when all of a sudden my Autopilot kicked off.

I was having just a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-08-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By dweyant
FAB Help

I have some cracking on the airbox on my RV-9A.

I have some time coming up over Christmas and I'd like to repair/replace the parts that have fatigued. Unfortunately we are in the process of moving...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,849
Posted By dweyant
I've got an IO-320 with constant speed prop in my...

I've got an IO-320 with constant speed prop in my 9A.

I plan for 147 knot cruise at about 6.5 GPH LOP. At an altitude of around 7 - 12 k.

-Dan
Forum: Painting your RV 11-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By dweyant
Something between Harbor Freight and Iwata would...

Something between Harbor Freight and Iwata would be good.

I'd like good quality, but don't want to spend a fortune since I'm not going to be making a living doing this.

-Dan
Forum: Painting your RV 11-09-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By dweyant
Which paint gun(s) to buy

I really thought I would find a thread or three on this, but if they exist I can't find them.

I'm probably going to build another RV in the next year or two and I'd like to paint the interior myself...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-29-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By dweyant
Jet Pen

Got an email the other day from Sherwin Williams.

They are selling a new "Jet Pen" for paint touch up.

Looks intriguing. Has anyone used one yet, or have any opinions on them?

Thanks,

-Dan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,319
Posted By dweyant
So it looks like general consensus is to go with...

So it looks like general consensus is to go with a B&C alternator.

The B&C requires an external regulator. How big a deal is it to switch from the internal Plane Power to an external...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,319
Posted By dweyant
Plane power

My second plane power alternator in less than five years and six hundred hours has failed.

I need suggestions on a replacement, and any suggestions on what is causing what I’m fairly sure is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By dweyant
Never mind. Found the answer burried in another...

Never mind.

Found the answer burried in another thread.

Apparently with 8.71 you must put an antenna offset into the config, wasn't required on any of the other versions.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By dweyant
G3X 8.71 Transponder Issue

Help please.

I updated my G3X touch to 8.71 today. Everything seemed to go as normal, but now I'm getting a Transponder Configuration Error on my GTX23ES.

Any ideas what is going on with this, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
Posted By dweyant
Any chance of an update on this? Really hate not...

Any chance of an update on this?

Really hate not having m flight logs, currency etc....

-Dan
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,040
Posted By dweyant
I've got an RV-9A that I built, a J-3 I restored,...

I've got an RV-9A that I built, a J-3 I restored, and fly numerous RV-12's.

If/When I build another RV it will most likely be a nose wheel.

I love flying the cub, but it is a local, nice weather...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
Posted By dweyant
Hope they get it fixed soon. I've been using...

Hope they get it fixed soon.

I've been using Garmin as my log book for the last couple of years. It is making tracking all of my currencies a lot more of a pain, got spoiled I guess.....

-Dan
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By dweyant
AOG Mena AR

Might be in need of some help...

I?m picking up an RV-12iS in Mena, and we can?t find the keys anywhere. Is there anyone close that has a key we could borrow? Or does anyone know how to hotwire an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,549
Posted By dweyant
Karen and I will be there! -Dan

Karen and I will be there!

-Dan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,080
Posted By dweyant
I do the generator every run up. Never had an...

I do the generator every run up. Never had an issue.

100 hour inspection, never found anything. Almost 500 hours.

-Dan
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-25-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,867
Posted By dweyant
Sad day. We hired Guy years ago to help us find...

Sad day.

We hired Guy years ago to help us find and purchase a Cardinal.

He did a great job for us, and was truly a nice guy to work with.

-Dan
Forum: Tools 04-20-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,376
Posted By dweyant
I bought one at Airventure last summer. Between...

I bought one at Airventure last summer.

Between the show special, and selling my old squeezer, the price delta was about $150. Well worth it for the upgrade.

I?m building RV-12?s with the kids...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,564
Posted By dweyant
Yes it is! Congratulations John, and thank...

Yes it is!

Congratulations John, and thank you!

-Dan
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,564
Posted By dweyant
That is one of Tango Flight's RV-12Is Planes, and...

That is one of Tango Flight's RV-12Is Planes, and it is sold!

We do have another RV-12iS that will be ready for delivery by approximately the end of June if anyone is interested.

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,920
Posted By dweyant
We are having Dave?s Best BBQ catered for Dinner...

We are having Dave?s Best BBQ catered for Dinner on Saturday, should be great!

-Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,920
Posted By dweyant
Karen and I will be flying and driving up...

Karen and I will be flying and driving up Thursday sometime.

Tons of things to do in Fredericksburg. Lots of shopping, wineries, a couple breweries, and now a couple distilleries in the area!

Look...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,984
Posted By dweyant
Wow, some significant upgrades! This is...

Wow, some significant upgrades! This is great.

Any word on adding icing layers, and the other new ADSB information?

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,057
Posted By dweyant
Yep, I fly a decent bit of IMC in my G3X Touch...

Yep, I fly a decent bit of IMC in my G3X Touch equipped RV-9A. If it is so bumpy that the touch screen is difficult to use, the knobs are about impossible.

-Dan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,057
Posted By dweyant
That is the biggest reason I went all GARMIN. ...

That is the biggest reason I went all GARMIN. Didn?t want to mess with integration issues.

If/when I build another RV, it will most likely be all GARMIN. I?ve been very pleased with the support,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By dweyant
Rebuild left Fuel tank

I've finally had it with my left fuel tank leaking.

I've never been happy with it, so I'm just going to build a new tank.

I'm a much better builder (I think) than when I originally built them, so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,517
Posted By dweyant
Canopy Repair

All,

One of our RV-12's had an incident (non motion) that has destroyed the canopy.

It will most likely be an insurance claim. Does anyone have any recommendations for someone that would be...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-10-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By dweyant
Little bit of a drive for you, but I'm at 07TS...

Little bit of a drive for you, but I'm at 07TS north of Austin.

I have an RV-9A.

-Dan
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,965
Posted By dweyant
Does anyone know if Smitty ever finished his...

Does anyone know if Smitty ever finished his RV-9A?

I used the heck out of his site to build mine. It was a sad day when I passed him on the build and couldn't use his site as my go to...
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