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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By lr172
wow a 9.8! I thought murphy's law says that bad...

wow a 9.8! I thought murphy's law says that bad landings happen only when 1000 people are looking. Nice exception.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By lr172
How close? 06C in Chicago has PIlot Petes; Good...

How close? 06C in Chicago has PIlot Petes; Good restaurant on field. Fuel is very high though.

JVL is another and probably better option, but maybe too far north.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,080
Posted By lr172
I agree completely. This type of discussion...

I agree completely. This type of discussion likely helps all. However, we really should also discuss how that fits with the FAA's position that this only be used for safety of flight issues. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,080
Posted By lr172
I would agree there are many merits to flying the...

I would agree there are many merits to flying the high approach, especially when dragging behind a cub at 70 kts. However, I feel that discussion MUST include what happens when lots of folks agree...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the detailed explanation. Very...

Thanks for the detailed explanation. Very helpful and much appreciated.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By lr172
Next time this happens, do in flight mag checks. ...

Next time this happens, do in flight mag checks. High EGT will occur when firing on one plug. Dropping each mag, individually, will tell you if both plugs are firing in the problematic cylinder and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,849
Posted By lr172
I just replaced a broken valve spring and it was...

I just replaced a broken valve spring and it was on the intake side with proper valve/guide clearance.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,080
Posted By lr172
I suppose there is merit to that, but it seems...

I suppose there is merit to that, but it seems the bulk of this thread is about courteous and responsible behavior that takes into account the impact to fellow pilots. After all, this is an aviation...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By lr172
Thanks. I tried about 5-10* the other day at 80...

Thanks. I tried about 5-10* the other day at 80 knots and it seemed to help but couldn't really be sure if it was an improvement. Hopefully Steve will chime in. Want everything working for me, as...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By lr172
Presuming that you flew it 3 days ago and left...

Presuming that you flew it 3 days ago and left the plane without charging it on the ground, then came back and measured batt voltage at 13V. If that is the case, your plane is charging just fine...
Forum: ADS-B 07-22-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By lr172
Very unlikely. THere are many issues that could...

Very unlikely. THere are many issues that could cause this, but the Nav DB is not one of them. Also VERY unlikely that G3X system software could cause this. If it used to work and now it doesn't,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
You had the right to do that before Aug 12th.

You had the right to do that before Aug 12th.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By lr172
checking the pump lever should be easy. If it...

checking the pump lever should be easy. If it were me, I would pull the mag and be sure that you didn't crack the casting that the pushrod slides up and down inside of. Unlikely but possible.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By lr172
Flaps - Lift and Drag

I am familiar with the short wing RV flaps and know that the flaps deflected equal to a fully deflected aileron will provide mostly all lift, with very little drag. As I think about ways to improve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
Thanks. That is what I thought, but not a CFI so...

Thanks. That is what I thought, but not a CFI so never saw wording.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-21-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By lr172
It's even making its way down to IL. Surface vis...

It's even making its way down to IL. Surface vis was 9 yesterday, but at 2500 it couldn't have been better than 4 or 5.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By lr172
This is what I would do. In fact I bought one...

This is what I would do. In fact I bought one for the job, but it turned out that I had no build up on the guides at 700 hours.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
aircraft specific training is undefined. For...

aircraft specific training is undefined. For example, this could mean only giving SES training in an aircraft specifically designed for sea operations. Or it could mean only giving rotor craft...
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,660
Posted By lr172
I was considering electric(AC) as a removable...

I was considering electric(AC) as a removable unit due to the CG issues. Use it when cooling is prioritized over carrying capacity. Most if the DC 4K BTU units were only 40 lbs. However, it all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By lr172
+1 I found that all of the units shipped to ACS...

+1

I found that all of the units shipped to ACS are set to aviation 9600. If you want NMEA, you have to send the unit to a dealer (ACS is not a dealer) and have it reprogrammed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By lr172
Push up on the plunger while you rotate the prop....

Push up on the plunger while you rotate the prop. You want the position that leaves the plunger as high as possible. The less compression of the pump, the easier it is to install. It is critical...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By lr172
Your symptoms point to a charging problem. The...

Your symptoms point to a charging problem. The fact that ground charging works well each time, but won't work after a flight, where the Alt should have recharged the depleted energy, points to a...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,660
Posted By lr172
I considered it. However, I couldn't find...

I considered it. However, I couldn't find anything with enough BTU's that was 12 VDC based. There are several for truck cabins, but they were only around 4-5K BTU's. I found a few AC units that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By lr172
The mag main shaft (which controls the points and...

The mag main shaft (which controls the points and therefore timing) turns the same direction as the crankshaft AND the camshaft. The rotor spins opposite of all those.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By lr172
While the Sunday arrival is busy and can be...

While the Sunday arrival is busy and can be sporty, One year I went for a single day. Arrived around 8 or 9:00 AM and traffic was very light, relative to the craziness of Sunday. It was a complete...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,897
Posted By lr172
If you want to fly to Chicago, I can do it. I...

If you want to fly to Chicago, I can do it. I helped a new RV owner go through the same thing with the aircraft he purchased. His heavy wing is gone and picked up several knots as well (P/O had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By lr172
I would argue that it does. If the FAA can't...

I would argue that it does. If the FAA can't prove in a court of law that a reasonable person could understand that it means what they think it means, no judge will side with the FAA. Laws need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By lr172
I suppose if we research your life we'll find...

I suppose if we research your life we'll find that you have never screwed up. I am envious that you are the one exception that has never made a mistake. You need to cut the FAA some slack. They...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By lr172
It certainly smells like a s/w issue. Given the...

It certainly smells like a s/w issue. Given the timing of the updates and failure, s/w is where I would be spending my time. Coincidence is real, but often a head fake. This is especially true if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By lr172
On my HXr unit, I used it and not the EIS to...

On my HXr unit, I used it and not the EIS to calibrate. Much easier. The manual tells you what config data to enter in the EIS to pass uncalibrated data to the HXr. The HXr has a nice tool for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By lr172
This is what I would do, depending upon how much...

This is what I would do, depending upon how much of the helicoil is out of the case threads. Get a small flat bottomed carbide burr for your die grinder or dremel and grind off any exposed part of...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By lr172
There IS a clear wash primer and that is what...

There IS a clear wash primer and that is what they use. It turns the silver color a bit towards a duller grey shade. Compare a primed surface to a non-primed Alum sheet and it will be obvious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
lot of fear mongering, FAA bashing and bad data...

lot of fear mongering, FAA bashing and bad data in that article. The info in this thread proves the contrary.

Larry
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By lr172
Need to spin 2700 to get 160 HP out of a 320...

Need to spin 2700 to get 160 HP out of a 320 also. Need to look at the torque curve. Generally speaking, a longer stroke will provide more torque than a shorter stroke with the same displacent. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By lr172
By your interpretation, a BFR is also not...

By your interpretation, a BFR is also not allowed, as that also could be done in a different plane.

First "Aircraft Specific" is not defined in the LODA and therefore doesn't really have a lot of...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-18-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By lr172
I agree and I would not flow test without the...

I agree and I would not flow test without the nozzles. That said, at Idle and somewhat above RPM's, flow restriction is done in the spider via the V shaped slots (nozzle orifice is too large to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By lr172
And can get the ss line in bulk from mcmaster

And can get the ss line in bulk from mcmaster
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By lr172
I struggled on the first set, as i only had a...

I struggled on the first set, as i only had a bench vice and couldn’t keep the rod from slipping. Second set done on a lathe and very easy. Find a holding apparatus designed for round items. Chuck...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By lr172
Please exercise caution here. In the electronics...

Please exercise caution here. In the electronics world, information is often stored in magnetic form. Running a Degausser over a $2000, sophisticated electronics device seems like a really bad idea...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By lr172
On a mag, the rotor turns in an opposing...

On a mag, the rotor turns in an opposing direction from the main shaft (no idler gear), where advance is set. Mag shaft spins in same rotation as cramk (there is an idler gear between crank and mag...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By lr172
If the screen screws are steel and you ised a...

If the screen screws are steel and you ised a magnetic screwdriver, that could be a problem. Does the compass work with the screen out the panel?
Forum: California 07-16-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By lr172
I believe that if you are issued a star or sid,...

I believe that if you are issued a star or sid, you can simply accept it. That implies you have a paper or digital copy of it to follow. Atc will only read you the details of it IF you state that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
They author states that both the cfi AND owner...

They author states that both the cfi AND owner need a loda. I would expect better coverage from such an influential organization.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-16-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By lr172
This is interesting. WHen I took the checkride...

This is interesting. WHen I took the checkride the rule stated that one aapr must be done with the AP. Looks like now the applicant can use AP for two of them. That makes things easier I suppose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By lr172
I have flown in there a few times. Busy, but...

I have flown in there a few times. Busy, but certainly not unmanageable. Lot of Jet traffic, but parallel runways. I usually arrived afternoon and the mountain wave was unpleasant for the last...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By lr172
With the mag nuts only snug and the engine at the...

With the mag nuts only snug and the engine at the 25* mark or wherever you want it to spark, rotate the mag and listen. The buzz box only buzzes when the points are open. THerefore - no buzz is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By lr172
I reached out to a DPE to arrange my son's check...

I reached out to a DPE to arrange my son's check ride yesterday. DPE thought this new position could cause a problem. He reached out to OKC and got a green light from them.

Larry
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-15-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By lr172
Are you saying that even inside the affected...

Are you saying that even inside the affected areas you are still getting reliable GPS data? If so, maybe they notam a large block of time, but only jam for a short period of time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By lr172
I consider 220-240 as Yellow and to me yellow...

I consider 220-240 as Yellow and to me yellow doesn't mean an immediate landing, though I would possibly take steps to keep it under 240. Most oil doesn't start to seriously degrade until 250-260*...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
No. But not surprising. OKC tells them to do A...

No. But not surprising. OKC tells them to do A and the FSDO personnel decide that A is actually A+B. When I got my second AW from the FSDO, I got a long lecture on the need for logging everything...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By lr172
Three issues I cared about GPS can fail or be...

Three issues I cared about

GPS can fail or be blocked; though seems rare. What would you do if you were landing in East TX next week and didn't know about the outage. That is a WIDE outage area. ...
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By lr172
DOn't know that area, but I would never add a...

DOn't know that area, but I would never add a STAR to my filed flight plan. If ATC demands it, so be it and wise to be prepared. But I would not purposely request one. It was my understanding that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By lr172
+1 I would be pretty surprised if our braking...

+1

I would be pretty surprised if our braking systems didn't exceed 250 PSI under heavy braking. I can easily exert more than 250 lbs of force with my legs. The standard earls AN fittings are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
I don't believe anyone has said that. I have...

I don't believe anyone has said that. I have only seen information from the FAA regarding compensating someone for "instructing" in your EAB. There is no mention about compensating someone for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
Don't mean to be snide, but your lack of...

Don't mean to be snide, but your lack of understanding doesn't really change anything. The FAA has confirmed this with my DPE (a designated agent of the FAA) and the EAA specifically says it fine in...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By lr172
You can't do any work on the cowl and not much...

You can't do any work on the cowl and not much FWF without an engine. As long s the engine comes fogged for L/T storage, I would get the engine at the first available date. No significant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
Pretty sure this is not the case. This week I...

Pretty sure this is not the case. This week I have been arranging a checkride for my son. One of the DPE's thought this new LODA may be required (I didn't) and checked with the FAA. He confirmed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,977
Posted By lr172
I can see the value in that statement. My son is...

I can see the value in that statement. My son is currently doing his PPL training in our 6A. While I am grateful that he will be competent to fly the RV once done, I suspect that his training would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
Inline responses

Inline responses
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
Correct. That worked for me.

Correct. That worked for me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By lr172
from my read, it appears the pilot did think he...

from my read, it appears the pilot did think he had a backup. Apparently the backup only works if the units are not configured as primary, as they were in his case. I feel for the certified guys...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By lr172
the details needed to be provided in the email...

the details needed to be provided in the email request are in the EAA or AOPA article from last Thursday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By lr172
I think the EAB fleet is too large and with a...

I think the EAB fleet is too large and with a good enough safety record for a new administrator to just pull the plug on EAB. Without justification, they can't just do an about face on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By lr172
It took me 2 minutes to write the email and a...

It took me 2 minutes to write the email and a couple of days later the LODA showed up. Can't see how 2 minutes of effort is going to keep someone from getting training. Let's try to be reasonable...
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