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Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2022, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By D Weisgerber
I agree with Mickey, I've had the same thing when...

I agree with Mickey, I've had the same thing when the ball wasn't centered.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By D Weisgerber
My display is set to Integer so my readings full...

My display is set to Integer so my readings full and empty have one extra digit. I got 135 empty and 189 full which are pretty close to yours if you set yours to Integer (I'm assuming your display...
Forum: California 04-24-2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By D Weisgerber
In Michigan we pay 6% of the purchase price, and...

In Michigan we pay 6% of the purchase price, and then $.01 of the gross weight annually. That amounts to $18 for my RV8 annually.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By D Weisgerber
I see you're located in Illinois, I'd order from...

I see you're located in Illinois, I'd order from Aircraft Spruce or Wicks if I were you, they're closer for you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By D Weisgerber
One thing that wasn't mentioned is balancing the...

One thing that wasn't mentioned is balancing the tires.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By D Weisgerber
I just drilled and tapped mine about a month ago,...

I just drilled and tapped mine about a month ago, I drilled through the grip and tapped the stick to 6/32. I worked great.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By D Weisgerber
I'm glad you solved your problem, and thanks for...

I'm glad you solved your problem, and thanks for letting us know.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By D Weisgerber
I had the same thing but it was just a buzz not a...

I had the same thing but it was just a buzz not a rattle. I went to the local auto parts store and got some 3M weatherstrip adhesive. It's rubber with adhesive on one side. I haven't had a noise...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,644
Posted By D Weisgerber
Nicely done! It looks great.

Nicely done! It looks great.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,155
Posted By D Weisgerber
Henry Ford knew what he was doing.22095

Henry Ford knew what he was doing.22095
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,385
Posted By D Weisgerber
Did you balance the tires? That made a big...

Did you balance the tires? That made a big difference for me.
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By D Weisgerber
I would be interested in hearing about how well...

I would be interested in hearing about how well this unit works. I have a GRT Horizon 10.1, I am using an Open Flight Solutions for ADS B in now. I am just wondering if the GRT Discovery will work...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By D Weisgerber
I got my brake lines from Aircraft Specialty, he...

I got my brake lines from Aircraft Specialty, he is partners with Tom at TS Flightlines. I highly recommend either of them. The lines I got were exactly the correct length. My lines were for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By D Weisgerber
I'd be interested too if some were available.

I'd be interested too if some were available.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,497
Posted By D Weisgerber
Has anybody tried ordering from James Cowls? ...

Has anybody tried ordering from James Cowls? They list neoprene on their website for $23 and $18 for the glue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,915
Posted By D Weisgerber
I set mine as close to zero as I could get it and...

I set mine as close to zero as I could get it and it handles great.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By D Weisgerber
I live in Michigan and fly year round. I did...

I live in Michigan and fly year round. I did eliminate all the drafts I could and I dress warmer in the winter. The closest I came to insulating is installing interior side panels which insulate it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-29-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By D Weisgerber
I got a complete interior from Flight Line...

I got a complete interior from Flight Line interiors including their carpet set and it came with carpet for the front and rear baggage compartments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By D Weisgerber
I bought a package of LED lights from amazon,...

I bought a package of LED lights from amazon, there was maybe 20 lights in assorted colors. I think they were less than $10. I use a red one for engine warning and a green on for the fuel pump...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,547
Posted By D Weisgerber
Does anybody have another supplier for strakes, I...

Does anybody have another supplier for strakes, I called micraero and they told me they only sell the strakes as part of a kit that includes vortex generators for $395. I only want to try the...
Forum: Tools 12-25-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By D Weisgerber
Thats the same tool I use, I highly recommend it.

Thats the same tool I use, I highly recommend it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By D Weisgerber
I have a GRT 10.1 Horizon it has 2 USB ports...

I have a GRT 10.1 Horizon it has 2 USB ports maybe one will fit tighter than the other. I did install a cable and leave it pugged in. I don't leave my memory stick in, I plug it in, install the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By D Weisgerber
I did trim that area, I thought the pans called...

I did trim that area, I thought the pans called for it but I don't have my plans with me. As it was said above make sure it's adjusted first and the elevator horns are drilled.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Posted By D Weisgerber
I wonder the same thing. I'm thinking about...

I wonder the same thing. I'm thinking about noting each SB that I complied with while building. I have a newer kit and the horizontal stab, rear wing spar and elevator hinge points SBs were with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By D Weisgerber
I'm not sure if the leak guard is worth the extra...

I'm not sure if the leak guard is worth the extra money, I've never used them. You do need the 90 degree valve stem though.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,212
Posted By D Weisgerber
Its my understanding that you shouldn't use...

Its my understanding that you shouldn't use Paypal friends and family, only use regular Paypal. If you use friends and family you won't have any way of disputing a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,957
Posted By D Weisgerber
I have 1 puck for GRT Safe Fly, I wired from the...

I have 1 puck for GRT Safe Fly, I wired from the serial port 2 output to the ELT. I'm not sure what GPS and EFIS you have but you should be able to do something similar. Do you have any used serial...
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By D Weisgerber
I completely agree, I have had nothing but good...

I completely agree, I have had nothing but good service from Steve, and his products are excellent.
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By D Weisgerber
So the GT blades go into the Hartzel hub, I...

So the GT blades go into the Hartzel hub, I didn't realize that. What is the price for a set of blades?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By D Weisgerber
RV-8 fuel caps

I have the newer plastic fuel caps on my RV-8 and have been looking for an alternative. I finally called Aerosport products, they advertise the tops and tabs for the RV-10 and RV-14 engraved. They...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-01-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By D Weisgerber
Greg, the nut show takes a smaller socket than...

Greg, the nut show takes a smaller socket than the standard one. You'll have enough room with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By D Weisgerber
You'll have to shop a little bit, I hear about...

You'll have to shop a little bit, I hear about quotes all over the place. I'm Paying about $1200 for an RV8. I do have close to 1000 hours in an RV. You might need to get a few hours transition...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By D Weisgerber
This whole thread has been very informative, I...

This whole thread has been very informative, I didn't realize that DARs had a certain area to work in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By D Weisgerber
It was pretty easy to install, the directions...

It was pretty easy to install, the directions were good. It was quite a while ago so I son't remember all the details.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By D Weisgerber
I installed the Meske slider modification to my...

I installed the Meske slider modification to my old RV6 and I was very happy with it.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-27-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 54,313
Posted By D Weisgerber
I just recently got my RV8 into phase 2 but I...

I just recently got my RV8 into phase 2 but I flew my old RV6 to:
1. Bois Blanc Island Michigan
2. Mackinac Island Michigan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By D Weisgerber
Are you sure the Berry mounts are oriented...

Are you sure the Berry mounts are oriented correctly? I'm not sure about the RV9A but on my RV8 the plans called for the top and bottom mounts to be oriented opposite of each other.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By D Weisgerber
I put mine on the sub panel in front of the...

I put mine on the sub panel in front of the instrument panel. It's on an RV8. It seemed easier there. I have a big hole in the instrument panel when I remove my GRT 10.1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,154
Posted By D Weisgerber
Model: RV8 Engine: IO-320B1A Prop: Hartzell...

Model: RV8
Engine: IO-320B1A
Prop: Hartzell constant speed metal
Empty Weight: 1110 lbs
(painted, and primed inside, full leather interior)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-05-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,572
Posted By D Weisgerber
Ted signed off my RV8 on July 23rd this year. He...

Ted signed off my RV8 on July 23rd this year. He did a great job. RIP
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By D Weisgerber
Bruce Bohanan seem to be the go to guy. He's in...

Bruce Bohanan seem to be the go to guy. He's in Texas, my hangar neighbor went to him and had nothing but good things to say about him.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,693
Posted By D Weisgerber
If you are going back to the Odyssey, I got one...

If you are going back to the Odyssey, I got one from Auto Zone. I'm not sure if you have those in Canada.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,852
Posted By D Weisgerber
I don't have any problems with the prop...

I don't have any problems with the prop extension, Sabre makes them and they are very high quality. The other thing is if you plan to mount your GPS antenna under the cowl I don't think you can use...
Forum: RV-15 10-17-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,688
Posted By D Weisgerber
He's saying it will cruise at 136 knots, Top...

He's saying it will cruise at 136 knots, Top speed 157 knots.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By D Weisgerber
I just added an IBBS 3A system, I use it to boot...

I just added an IBBS 3A system, I use it to boot up my GRT before engine start. I also have my Garmin G5 hooked up to it. I'm very happy with it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By D Weisgerber
Thanks for the replies, I think I'll install a...

Thanks for the replies, I think I'll install a LM317 for a dimmer. My 10.1 Horizon does have a photo cell in the front of the bezel. I E-mailed GRT, they informed me that the software doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By D Weisgerber
GRT Horizon 10.1 dimmer

I have a GRT Horizon 10.1 in my RV8, I just realized that the screen doesn't dim automatically. I read the user manual several times and went through the settings and can't figure out how to make it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By D Weisgerber
I think if the obstacles were shut off below...

I think if the obstacles were shut off below flying speed it would work well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By D Weisgerber
I have the same issue, I'll E-mail Jeff today.

I have the same issue, I'll E-mail Jeff today.
Forum: COMM 10-02-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By D Weisgerber
I did fix it, the PTT switch has to be connected...

I did fix it, the PTT switch has to be connected to the AUX mic jack. I had it hooked up to the pilots jack.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By D Weisgerber
I took air from behind the #3 cylinder also with...

I took air from behind the #3 cylinder also with no problems. I ran it that way for about 20 years in all kinds of weather. I am in Michigan but it does get hot and humid here. I just finished my...
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By D Weisgerber
Yes I do have dual band.

Yes I do have dual band.
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By D Weisgerber
ADS-B In delayed info

I have an Open Flight Solutions Flight Box for ADS-B In, it is wire into a GRT 10.1 Horizon. I also have a Stratus ESG ADS-B out. Most of the time I get good traffic information but then sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,403
Posted By D Weisgerber
Thats a good looking 9A, I just got my repairman...

Thats a good looking 9A, I just got my repairman cert. today through the Grand Rapids Mi FSDO, it was really easy and the FSDO inspector was a pleasure to work with her.
I'm not sure about the ramp...
Forum: RV-15 09-07-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,688
Posted By D Weisgerber
I think he was implying that that was an April...

I think he was implying that that was an April Fools Joke.
Forum: Reviews 09-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,860
Posted By D Weisgerber
I ordered my Flyleds from Flyboy Accessories,...

I ordered my Flyleds from Flyboy Accessories, they offer to do the soldering for $150. I did the soldering myself, it was pretty easy.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,430
Posted By D Weisgerber
He's trying to get the wheel off the axle. not...

He's trying to get the wheel off the axle. not the tire off the wheel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By D Weisgerber
I just did this, it had me scratching my head a...

I just did this, it had me scratching my head a lot. I ended up with AUX SF 39 and AUX OFF 105. Your numbers will be different but similar, I used the online calculator. Can you post what your EIS...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,873
Posted By D Weisgerber
I would think the best way to check the wing...

I would think the best way to check the wing sweep is to drop plumb bobs from the leading edge of the wing. I think theres a section in the builders manual about this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By D Weisgerber
I just spoke to GRT and ordered the upgrade for...

I just spoke to GRT and ordered the upgrade for ILS approaches, they told me they will send me an activation code that I have to enter in the settings. It sounds really easy, I'll update again as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,416
Posted By D Weisgerber
It looks like he has the airfoil shaped gear legs...

It looks like he has the airfoil shaped gear legs so he probably isn't using gear leg fairings, so there wouldn't be anyway to cover the lines.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By D Weisgerber
Thanks for responding Bob, do you know if I can...

Thanks for responding Bob, do you know if I can add the option in the field or If I have to return the unit to them for the update? I definitely want to do it but If I have to return it for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By D Weisgerber
GRT just got back with me, the internal IFR...

GRT just got back with me, the internal IFR approach procedures is an option. I should have done more research before I posted this. I think I will have the update done.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By D Weisgerber
GRT horizon 10.1 proc from flight plan

I have a GRT Horizon 10.1, I'm trying to figure out how to set it up for approaches, I uploaded the new Nav and Proc database, the unit then rebooted. I still don't have the Wpt/Proc button, it only...
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