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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By flightlogic
Love my FLYLEDS..... so much less current,...

Love my FLYLEDS..... so much less current, weight, parts count, repair cost... and even more. Leave them on all the time
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By flightlogic
Left a comment on youtube. Very nice! Glad you...

Left a comment on youtube. Very nice! Glad you shared...
Forum: Safety 02-10-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,604
Posted By flightlogic
pretty fast and good luck

We will all be cheering you on during the process to get a medical. Maybe a basic med. Just don't let your class three expire.... if possible.

As to building an RV in 15 hours.... I wouldn't be...
Forum: Tools 01-29-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By flightlogic
got one on the way

...well, I didn't think I was shopping this late on Saturday night.
Turns out I was.
Thanks guys!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By flightlogic
Smile yup

Question:Is there any cents in mailing an oil sample to a few companies to compare the results?

Answer: Yes, if you don't put your cents on the package, you won't get any results.

Serious answer: ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By flightlogic
guess what

After you kill a battery or two... you will always remember the master. Well, at least that was MY learning curve.
I do like the idea of the strobes. I have wingtip LED's. Might just leave that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By flightlogic
month ago

Mine died a month ago. Cheap on Spruce...
Easy to replace. I reserve the whack and try method for non-aviation stuff.
Like the Subaru...
Forum: GPS 12-10-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By flightlogic
easy

Buy new cells for the old battery pack. It is easy...
If you can't do it.... I will gladly do it for free.
Just cover postage.... Mine is running strong now. I love the buttons.
Touch screens...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,794
Posted By flightlogic
caught that

Yay Mike...
I see dueling parts all the time. If I ever write that, I will have Yoke on my face...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,231
Posted By flightlogic
works, but not like the Luscombe

I commented earlier ref. the slips in the 9A this weekend. I also have owned 2 Luscombe aircraft. Apples and Bananas. Yes, the flapless 8E and 8A would sink fast in a slip. The 9A does not.......
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,231
Posted By flightlogic
works

Yesterdays flight to Deer Valley in PHX was just what you asked about. Turning base with full flaps showed white over white. Full rudder slip.... count to 6... and white over red. Did it again on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By flightlogic
PM received

I got a very nice PM reply. An ACTUAL inflight result. His Lycoming ingested water from the fuel tank but restarted after a few seconds. He had switched to a non polluted tank.
His curious mind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By flightlogic
nobody?

So, no one has actually run on water and then had the engine recover?
When I got home and sumped it, I only found water in the left tank. What do you suppose the odds are against it coming from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By flightlogic
so Bill

So Bill, you hand flew home from Oshkosh !?!?!?

Thanks for the other thoughts. Will be O/H the fuel caps this Saturday.
Of course where I am in Arizona... it won't rain again for another 180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By flightlogic
YUP

Yes, in hindsight... I should have just drained onto the ramp.
When I got home and drained it, I found quite clean water. Surprised that it was not polluted and a bit brown. Have seen that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By flightlogic
Is the water a killer?

Looking for feedback from any RVer's that have had rainwater (or other water) sucked into the carb. in flight.
My question is, if you lose power from water, but have altitude to work with, can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By flightlogic
meant in a good way

Please take no offense at my comments. It is meant in the best possible spirit of advice.
Not having come across a resistor before is not unusual. But, in your case you are wiring avionics (solo)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,298
Posted By flightlogic
850 hours

At the 850 hour mark, the Facet 40108 driving the mechanical pump on my O-320 went to humming rather than clacking. I run it for take off and landing. The new one from Spruce makes the appropriate...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By flightlogic
success

Well, at the 31 minute point you got your wife to smile. That makes you a great pilot, in my book.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By flightlogic
interesting

I would be interested to know the process. When you bid and win, what are the requirements and methods for payment? Also, what timeline do they require?
Since they denied your bid... it seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,390
Posted By flightlogic
oh...good

Saw the thread title and thought someone had to hand prop the 9 on the first flight out. Glad to see that I was WAY off.
The mindset and vocabulary must date me.
Anyway... the 9 and 9A are two of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By flightlogic
thanks

Thank you for the "public service" notice. Probably not many owners think about this... in the build up to a major storm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,851
Posted By flightlogic
wife

Danny, take your wife out for a nice dinner. Leave the nine the way it was designed. And come back when you have a few hundred hours. Then you will see what everyone here is saying.
Forum: California 08-16-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By flightlogic
not so easy

Ramona is beautiful. Transportation is NOT
I stop there with the RV when the coast is fogged in. Have resorted to a folding bicycle or electric scooter board at times.... to get to the hotel...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,101
Posted By flightlogic
Thanks Dan

Dan, you saved me a bunch of typing and spell correcting.... with your summary.
Doug has created a long lasting resource. It is without compare in aviation.
Selling (or buying) something is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By flightlogic
welcome

Nice trip report Tim. Glad it all worked out. Yes, the 9A can beat you up when it is hot out.
I fly my 9A from Prescott and go all over the southwest for work.
If you ever need any assistance or...
Forum: COMM 06-06-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,102
Posted By flightlogic
RFI

RFI (radio frequency interference) is a mysterious thing. Looking at the history of a couple of products in recent times, I see LED replacement bulbs for nav and position lights were often suspect. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,807
Posted By flightlogic
try again

Back at the beginning of this saga, I thought the leak WAS at a rivet. Turns out a nearby rivet had never been set. ( a paint bubble pointed to the error) I corrected that but it was not the real...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,807
Posted By flightlogic
third try on leak

I removed the right tank from the RV9A and did a bead of Pro Seal through the tank root opening. Let it cure and it still leaked a bit. Read this thread and ordered more Pro Seal and drew a slight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By flightlogic
Thanks

Great thoughts. Thank you all!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By flightlogic
Bolting fuel tank on- best practices

Fixed a small leak with Pro-seal. When I removed the tank, there were 21 bolts. None had washers and all were hard to remove inside the inspection holes.
In the original build, are there supposed to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-18-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 34,715
Posted By flightlogic
That paint looks beautiful. Just curious how...

That paint looks beautiful. Just curious how "corrosion" formed on powder coat? Was it cracked through in places?
And good on being back in the saddle. Glad the treatment worked! G'day
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,832
Posted By flightlogic
lucky some days

Had an adapter break in half on plug removal. Darn. Lucky for me the Snap On truck was near the hangar. "Hey, you got an easy out that is THIS big?"
Yup, part of an expensive kit. Can I buy just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,311
Posted By flightlogic
Thanks!

Great replies. Might ferry this engine attached to an airframe...
Does anyone know if a screen equipped O-360 has the possibility of examining the screen after an hour or so of running (without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,311
Posted By flightlogic
Lycoming damage in storage

Looking at an O-360 with 512 hours that did not fly for 12 years. Without pulling a cylinder, what is the best method to inspect for corrosion? Run it hot and sample the oil for the lab? It has a...
Forum: Flight Testing 05-10-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,573
Posted By flightlogic
somewhat related

A build item to think about. I note that many builders have elected to use the solid HEX rod to push flaps down. On my 9A, I swapped them out after thinking just how fast that bird would roll, if a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,500
Posted By flightlogic
warm and oily

Correct me if I am not getting the right picture regarding wear on start up. When my engine is warm, prior to oil change, all the internal parts are coated with oil. Years of wiping up oil have...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,807
Posted By flightlogic
lose, loose, loosen, >>> look them up

I found my B nut finger tight upon pulling the tank and sender. It explained why that side always vented fuel onto the ramp on a warm day. I tightened it firmly. Probably should have used a bit of...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,492
Posted By flightlogic
excellent

Larry makes an excellent point that I forgot about. When a transponder is not either replying to an overhead TCAS, or ground radar ping, it is silent.
So the ADSB might revert to GPS altitude......
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,492
Posted By flightlogic
mod- well, no

uAvionix has invented a way to read the transponder code and altitude data from the DC power bus. Very clever. Garmin does actually "sniff" the RF signal. They sued uAvionix but lost.
having said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,059
Posted By flightlogic
Screen over fuel vent

Checking with builders to see what the consensus is on covering the small hole under the fuse where the fuel tank vents.
I have expoxied small metal screen there in the past, but it eventually gets...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By flightlogic
fantastic

Wow... nice edit work. That takes so much time compared to the running time of the final video. I cannot do it. Have tried and it takes too much patience. Glad you put it together. The radio...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,362
Posted By flightlogic
alternatives

Good points all...
Just a note- Comant (well known for certified antennas for years) has now released a line that carry no TSO paperwork... and are cheaper. Same antennas though...
Check with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,609
Posted By flightlogic
exhibitor list

Today, the exhibitor list on Sun N Fun website shows GRT in the D hangar for the show.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,213
Posted By flightlogic
"George"

Not sure if the poster said he had an autopilot or not.
My own personal rule when entering clouds is hands off the controls. Heading bug controls all turns.
Pitch trim if an altitude change is...
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,932
Posted By flightlogic
fly funny

I never thought of a desk top computer on the wing...
What a great boost to processing power in flight.
Doe it take much rudder trim in flight?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-15-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,646
Posted By flightlogic
oh really??

Scott... now I am challenging you to post a photo of you in that bikini on the beach.....

Back to the thread... so I don't get zinged. I have aileron rolled the 9A as part of upset training. (wake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,494
Posted By flightlogic
cooling

I park the 9A in Arizona sun all the time. (slider)
If I don't put the full cover on, I pop out the fabric windshield covers and put one behind the canopy on glare shield and the other across the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By flightlogic
good choice

Have owned a straight tail 182 and now have a 9A. I love the RV. It fits my mission as the 182 was too slow going state to state. I don't worry about wind. Not a problem, just as the 182 did not...
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,658
Posted By flightlogic
darn

It could work. A dual band antenna might make it more useful, since 440 mhz is included. Don't expect much in the way of contacts though. Simplex is rarely monitored now. Repeaters will only be in...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,171
Posted By flightlogic
not unusual

Very common to see. I also swap them around for another cycle before replacing the tires. A side note, I have always struggled to get the tire bead broken. I bought the simple tool for a drill...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By flightlogic
good ideas

Pete has good ideas. Folks would be surprised at the parts cost, even in high dollar headsets. The microphones are mostly cheap (as in about two bucks) condenser elements. They do have a proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,586
Posted By flightlogic
guessing

So, others have seen this. I kind of like it. But, as mentioned, it is not a feature they claim. Mine seem to come on when ship power comes on (intercom).
They are battery powered as I said. BTW a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,586
Posted By flightlogic
Does your Zulu 2 turn itself on?

I know the manual clearly says the Zulu 2 will turn off about five minutes after taking off the headset. Mine actually turns back on when I next use them. Is this an undocumented feature, or am I...
Forum: GPS 11-06-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,104
Posted By flightlogic
good stuff

Very interesting reading. Probably not an antenna issue for upgrades. Maybe even just software for the waveforms and frequency coverage. Since so many modern receiver designs are SDR now, the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-05-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,395
Posted By flightlogic
congrats

There is rarely a more satisfying feeling (at least on a family friendly site) than solo in an aircraft. It is such a huge responsibility and mix of tasks. Non-pilots can rarely appreciate the...
Forum: Safety 11-03-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,381
Posted By flightlogic
not me

Wild Bill made a comment that caught my attention. Plus 500.
For 15 years I have flown Canadian rules around my home airport. I fly in Embry Riddle territory. Everyone on the magenta line and all...
Forum: Tools 10-20-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By flightlogic
uses for DVM

One of the most common uses is "ringing out" wires. Really just a continuity test, but with a beep from the meter so you don't have to look over at it.
Super accurate voltage readings will show...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,889
Posted By flightlogic
history now

I spent 40 years plus calculating density altitude.
Always have lived hot and high (no puns there)
Now, with the RV, it seems to be a non issue. Came out of Flagstaff the other day and passed a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,534
Posted By flightlogic
my legs

I have a 9A. Inseam is 30 inches. The seat back has three piano hinges. Mine is set in the middle one. I suspect you will only have to use the forward hinge and will be perfect. I know some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,817
Posted By flightlogic
funny

My Luscombes all adhered to the posted guidance. I just never cooperated.
I learned to like heel brakes, but not sure if my flexibility has been retained after 4 decades.
This tongue in cheek...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By flightlogic
Had not thought of the heat build up under the...

Had not thought of the heat build up under the muff....
Better to take the tube off AFTER.\ the muff.
Thanks guys!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,180
Posted By flightlogic
Pledge

All the replies seem good. I often use Pledge. My wife says I smell better after...
Not that any water falls from the sky where I am now, when I flew daily in Ketchikan... we used Pledge. Even the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By flightlogic
Disconnect heating scat in summer???

My system in the 9A leaks a bit of heat in summer. Don't need that in Arizona in August. Would I do any harm just leaving the scat tubing off that runs from NACA side inlet, to the heat muff? I...
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