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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By mosquito
Sticky Trim Button on Ray Allen G205

I have what I think is a sticky trim button on my co-pilot side G205. I don't think it's a sticking relay, because working the button on that stick is the only way to get control of trim back. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,355
Posted By mosquito
Oh my, color me embarrased now, I've forgotten so...

Oh my, color me embarrased now, I've forgotten so very much. THANK YOU!

-jon
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,355
Posted By mosquito
Question SteinAir Dual USB Max Current

Hi,

I'm confused by the specs on SteinAir's double USB offering, here: http://www.steinair.com/product/dual-usb-panel-jack/

Does anyone know if I should plan for max 2.1A draw from this unit, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,086
Posted By mosquito
CHTs

I've formated with a cub for a while... a slow cub babying his motor, 60-70kts. The -6 was more of a rudder airplane in that configuration, which was fun. I was slightly behind the power curve, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,792
Posted By mosquito
Ground

I had the same symtoms with my -320, and after an embarrassingly long search of issues in front of the firewall (vernatherm, cooler, baffling, etc) the problem was discovered to be a *very* slightly...
Forum: RV-3 05-28-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,469
Posted By mosquito
Hi Keith, Welcome to VAF! Not sure where in WNC...

Hi Keith,

Welcome to VAF! Not sure where in WNC you are, but in the Hendersonville area I know of a 4, 7a, 8, 9a, and 10 under construction, with a 6, 6a, 7a and two 8s flying out of our airport,...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,235
Posted By mosquito
PIREP on Firgelli PQ12 after 4 more years

Re-reviving this thread four years down the road, as I'm considering using a Firgelli PQ12 for rudder trim. Can we trouble you for another pirep?

Thanks,

-jon
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,907
Posted By mosquito
Obligatory Youtube Link

Someone always posts this; this time its me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6M3A4ImsjQ

Perhaps...

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By mosquito
Smile Repaired! (for now)

Just to close the loop on this...

I ordered a 1ml bottle of "Moebius Swiss Made Watch Oil 8000" off of ebay for ten bucks. Pulled the DG and removed the case screws, then removed the tape sealing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By mosquito
Building on, thank you! -jon

Building on, thank you!

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By mosquito
Oversize Rivets

Hi,

Newbie riveter question. I was squeezing some an4 universal rivets, some through nutplates and some not, so some -5 and some -6 lengths. I had one bend over and realized I had used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,153
Posted By mosquito
Correct. Steps could be taken to automatically...

Correct. Steps could be taken to automatically collect these images by scouring the forum's database for images and archiving them somewhere, but there might be TOS issues there. It's the sort of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,153
Posted By mosquito
Angry Disappearing Images

I know that this has been mentioned many times, but I'd like to add another voice to the choir. We are losing our heritage with disappearing images. Seems like much of the stuff I search for has...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,987
Posted By mosquito
O-340

A 'stroker' O-340 with the Titan crankshaft should be a direct replacement for your O-320, same size and weight, but with O-360 power (180hp). That's what I intend to replace my O-320 with one day...
Forum: RV-4 12-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,976
Posted By mosquito
A fixed pitch o-320 RV is still a very nice...

A fixed pitch o-320 RV is still a very nice airplane. Obviously a 360+constant speed is higher performance, but I'd really hate to give the impression that a 320fp is a low performance dog; it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By mosquito
+1 for the punch

I used a punch for this exact operation. Mark the new circle on the panel and get the punch started manually until makes contact with the panel and holds itself in place. I was very worried about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,629
Posted By mosquito
Opportunity!

Draining the tanks is a great opportunity to learn some vital information about your plane. You can refill them a few gallons at a time and take note of what your fuel gauges read. Analog fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By mosquito
Thanks so much for the info, that's exactly what...

Thanks so much for the info, that's exactly what I was looking for. Will give it a try!

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By mosquito
DIY Gyro Repair?

Last night, my vacuum DG began slowly rotating and would not stop. Vacuum suction looks good, my AI is fine. My ship is decidedly NOT ifr. I have a mini EFIS and a compass, and honestly, the DG is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,569
Posted By mosquito
PCAS

Have you flown with a simple PCAS device, Xaon or Monroy? They aren't 100% effective and are certainly no replacement for prudence, but they can provide a nice tap on the shoulder from time to time....
Forum: Painting your RV 11-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By mosquito
I can't answer your primary question, but you're...

I can't answer your primary question, but you're definitely going to want to make sure the dog stays on the towel after he's been painted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,380
Posted By mosquito
A local A&P put compressed air through the drain,...

A local A&P put compressed air through the drain, 25psi or so. Obviously the tank cap was off. He said he'd done it many times with many different aircraft.

After a small blast of air, a tiny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,635
Posted By mosquito
I like it. Sort of. After reading this thread,...

I like it. Sort of. After reading this thread, I hope he puts matching box wheel pants on it!

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,069
Posted By mosquito
Direct Link

http://blog.aopa.org/opinionleaders/2014/01/14/the-waddington-effect/

Good read.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,326
Posted By mosquito
Nice Canopy

Wow that canopy on the -6 looks great, shades of the T-18. Any links to more info on that?

-jon
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By mosquito
Garmin 496 XM

I've never had to reactivate or refresh the XM for the 496. Have never had to do anything at all since initial activation, it just works, for about six years now.

-jon
Forum: Primers 09-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,250
Posted By mosquito
Thanks!

Thanks for all of the input everyone, good ideas. I'll drop-cloth and mask the rest of the cockpit and shoot some real ZC on it.

-jon
Forum: Primers 09-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,250
Posted By mosquito
Napa 7222

Thought the 7222 was a Zinc Chromate primer. Maybe it used to be, but doesn't appear to have any Zinc Chromate according to its data sheet:...
Forum: Primers 09-27-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,250
Posted By mosquito
Best primer after cleaning up surface corrosion?

Hi,

I've discovered some corrosion in the seatpan area of my 19yr old -6. I've been using Napa 7220 for 'new build' stuff, but I don't think it has the corrosion inhibition of zinc chromate, and it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,021
Posted By mosquito
Other Threads

Hi Robb,

There are a good number of other threads that are worth reading. I know because I'm currently chasing a similar issue with my o-320. In my case, I believe I may have narrowed it down to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,041
Posted By mosquito
Something seems amiss...

Not much technical to contribute, but I believe the -6's standard braking system is more than adequate when properly functioning. I can lock mine up easily, but have enough control to get just to...
Forum: COMM 09-08-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,164
Posted By mosquito
I upgraded a stereo Flightcom 403 to a PS-3000...

I upgraded a stereo Flightcom 403 to a PS-3000 and the improvement in sound quality was stunning. I have a background in audio engineering so I may be more discerning, but it really was night and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By mosquito
How many blades?

Hi,

Curious if that's a two or three bladed Catto?

-jon
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,819
Posted By mosquito
Plug Fouling?

Do you lean during taxi? If not, or you have very long taxi, could be some plug fouling?

-jon
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-31-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,426
Posted By mosquito
Strap Duplicator

#1 is a strap duplicator / hole finder, like these: http://www.browntool.com/Default.aspx?tabid=344&CategoryID=77&Level=a

[rats, beaten by one minute!!]


-jon
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,025
Posted By mosquito
Rv-6

Someone will be along shortly to tell you how the -6 has the finest handling characteristics of all the RVs, or at least the side-by-sides. It won't be me. I believe it is likely true, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,849
Posted By mosquito
http://www.jdair.com/categories/Rudder-Pedal-Exten...

http://www.jdair.com/categories/Rudder-Pedal-Extensions/

If she can _almost_ reach the pedals, those may work nicely. They are a beautifully machined work of art. A little pricey... a friend...
Forum: Southeast 08-17-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,310
Posted By mosquito
No Answers, Only Questions

Have you seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4mgIG0OPU

-jon
Forum: Southeast 08-13-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,644
Posted By mosquito
Ocracoke Island, W95

Some wonderful destinations in the NC outer banks, I recommend a visit to Ocracoke Island.

Howard's Pub usually monitors W95 CTAF and will pick you up in a golf cart for lunch, and you're halfway...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,654
Posted By mosquito
Starter? Thread Drift?

Sure thing, with apologies for the thread drift! From March 1991 Sport Aviation: http://www.insanitize.com/vaf/starters_lightweight_high_torque.pdf

My mount was not the mount detailed in that...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,654
Posted By mosquito
Has Experimental Aviation Changed?

Last week I needed to replace my starter. I did not build my plane so it took some detective work. Automotive starter with a custom bracket, found a 15 year old receipt from an airboat starter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,598
Posted By mosquito
Purpose?

I've been wondering what the point of inner cowl heat reflective foil is. I know it's popular, and I'm certain it does have a point, but... what is it, exactly? On the surface, reflecting heat back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,602
Posted By mosquito
Should option three read "I purchased my RV, and...

Should option three read "I purchased my RV, and I explored aft CG/weight combinations during phase TWO" rather than phase one?

If so, that's me. I didn't put the plane back into phase one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,338
Posted By mosquito
Countersink Screws

It's worth mentioning that the countersink screws from the hardware store will have an include angle of 82 degrees, while aviation countersinks are 100 degrees. The 82 degree screws will thread into...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,654
Posted By mosquito
10 ways, 10 messes

Seems like I've tried 10 ways and made 10 slightly different messes. This one looks good to try next time, though.

-jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By mosquito
Fine even with less power

Same here, with a fixed pitch O-320 -6 and a heavy-ish instructor. It was one of my first flights in the plane, and we were both impressed.

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,324
Posted By mosquito
Presence of camera drastically reduces odds of...

Presence of camera drastically reduces odds of pretty landing.
Forum: COMM 05-25-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,416
Posted By mosquito
Clarifications

Sorry, I think my description of my troubleshooting was confusing, will try to clarify. I really appreciate the views and input!



I measured the 130ohms on the output of the PS3000. I then...
Forum: COMM 05-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,416
Posted By mosquito
Troubleshooting

One of each, actually. I'm doubting it's a mechanical connection failure because I would expect the microphone to still function, as it's on it's own cable.

I did some more testing with my backup,...
Forum: COMM 05-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,416
Posted By mosquito
Thanks for the reply, Doug! I've tried them with...

Thanks for the reply, Doug! I've tried them with a couple of appropriate audio sources. No audio, and no signal from the microphones either. The ANR function does still work fine, though. Maybe...
Forum: COMM 05-21-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,416
Posted By mosquito
Angry Bose X Failures

Hi everyone,

I've suffered two Bose X failures in the last 5 flight hours of my -6. These are the conventional dual plug models. Both exactly the same symptoms - after startup, I don the headset,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,868
Posted By mosquito
Don't forget the -9!

I realize it's not part of your question... but folks rave about the high altitude performance of the -9's wing, if acro isn't part of your mission.

-jon
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By mosquito
Hi Dan, Yes, that's where it is. Thanks...

Hi Dan,

Yes, that's where it is.

Thanks everyone for the great input. It's fascinating that mgaffney had almost the exact issue, just days before me, on gas that was almost certainly from the same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By mosquito
This is the first thing I've heard that ties...

This is the first thing I've heard that ties together the black smoke and high fuel pressure. Very interesting.

I should add that I have experienced 'burps' on takeoff power with mogas exactly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By mosquito
Loss of Power on Takeoff, believe Vapor Lock

Upon departing the Vidalia, GA Onion Festival on Sunday, while on my mogas tank, I began to lose power on climbout. The airboss informed me I was trailing black smoke, and at around 250ft I suffered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,474
Posted By mosquito
Fun with the FARs

We just discussed this this week at our EAA Chapter meeting, and it's been one of my favorite FAR 'trivia' questions over the years, as there are so many divergent opinions. I once flew as an...
Forum: Southeast 03-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By mosquito
You have done well

Never let this woman go.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-12-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,431
Posted By mosquito
If your fix proves problematic, I have an older...

If your fix proves problematic, I have an older (2002-ish) coil pack with ~100 hours on it in some dark corner of my hangar.

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,299
Posted By mosquito
My wife pretty much always pulls it, I like the...

My wife pretty much always pulls it, I like the view most of the time. But when visiting Florida, it is always in use. Also great for when you're parked on a sunny ramp for a few hours but don't...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,758
Posted By mosquito
Agreed. I added a 20lb Sabre steel crush plate...

Agreed. I added a 20lb Sabre steel crush plate and moved my strobe power pack from the tail to the cabin, yielding a significant improvement in pitch control near the stall, hence improved...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,758
Posted By mosquito
Looked fine to me! :D In all seriousness... I...

Looked fine to me! :D

In all seriousness... I consider a bounce to be a nice setup for a 3 point, no point getting into a fight with the plane. She has spoken -- 3 point it is!

-jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,991
Posted By mosquito
Same here, I budget $1k/month. With my...

Same here, I budget $1k/month. With my 100-150hrs a year average, it works out to around $100/hr. I have full insurance coverage and burn mostly avgas. I don't maintain any sort of maintenance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,887
Posted By mosquito
The 'bouncing ball' AOA/stall audio alert in the...

The 'bouncing ball' AOA/stall audio alert in the video seems very intuitive. Does anyone know what box is generating that?

-jon
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,436
Posted By mosquito
There was a just a thread (with some good...

There was a just a thread (with some good pictures of various options) in the Glass Panel section:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=120906

-jon
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