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Forum: COMM 09-13-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,610
Posted By rv4ator
SL60 for sale

I have a SL60 in good working condition that I will sell. PM me if interested.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By rv4ator
RV-4 O2?

For anyone using O2 in a -4, where did you mount the bottle? Someone posted that they were using/going to use one of those portable O2 generators like the Inogen G4. Any thoughts/experience with a...
Forum: GPS 05-02-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 352,446
Posted By rv4ator
As a temporary work around, I do know that you...

As a temporary work around, I do know that you can see the voltage information by holding the back button in the main menu for 10 seconds and selecting the diagnostics.

You can select VDC or...
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,036
Posted By rv4ator
Will Garmin be at the AOPA Fly In in Camarillo,...

Will Garmin be at the AOPA Fly In in Camarillo, CA end of April 2017 performing updates?
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,036
Posted By rv4ator
GTX 345 Software Updates

I purchased & installed the GTX 345 in Nov 2016. At the time I was told that we home builders could install the transponders but could not perform any software updates to the 345, only dealers could...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 81,848
Posted By rv4ator
GTX 345 software updates

I purchased & installed the GTX 345 in Nov 2016. At the time I was told that we home builders could not perform any software updates to the 345, only dealers could do it. Has that changed?

I could...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-17-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,699
Posted By rv4ator
Any opinions on Copperstate camping?

Looking for any reviews on the recreational vehicle camping area at Copperstate from last year at the new location.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-16-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,699
Posted By rv4ator
How Was Copperstate Camping in 2016?

Thinking about going to Copperstate this year in my RV (motor home) and would like to hear any comments from anyone that has stayed in their camping area in 2016.

How did you like the camping...
Forum: COMM 01-20-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By rv4ator
I wired up my SL60 from a Garmin portable to the...

I wired up my SL60 from a Garmin portable to the RS232 data in pin on the SL60 to see if I could send VHF freq to the SL60. It does not work. I have an SL40 on the way which will fit into the SL60...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By rv4ator
I checked with Garmin and they told me database...

I checked with Garmin and they told me database updates are no longer available for the SL60.
Forum: COMM 01-09-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By rv4ator
Apollo SL60 GPS/Com Technical Question

The SL60 has the capability to load COM frequencies from its internal data base into the standby frequency side of the COM, similar to the way the SL40 can receive COM data from an external Garmin...
Forum: GPS 11-16-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 352,446
Posted By rv4ator
Aera 660 Fuel Prices

The 660 can display fuel prices right on the map. My question is how and how often are these prices updated? Is a 28 day download update necessary or can it be done for free via wifi somehow?
Forum: GPS 10-15-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By rv4ator
Aera 660 Bare Wire Connector

The optional bare wire connector from Garmin contains 9 wires & costs $65 plus shipping. Has anyone opened up the cradle/cable that comes in the box with the 660 unit to see if all 9 wires are...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-04-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,543
Posted By rv4ator
Do you know if the is transient parking on the...

Do you know if the is transient parking on the field that is not at an FBO?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-04-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,543
Posted By rv4ator
Concord, Buchanan Parking

Flying my -4 into Buchanan (KCCR) tomorrow for an overnighter. Any recomendations for parking?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,900
Posted By rv4ator
One Stop Aviation, Oceanside, CA - Any Reviews?

Anyone have experience with cylinder work done at One Stop Aviation in Oceanside, CA?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 30,105
Posted By rv4ator
I tried this set up on my -4 with 0-320 carb &...

I tried this set up on my -4 with 0-320 carb & did not find any difference at all with or without the honeycomb. Removed the honeycomb.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By rv4ator
EGTs seamed the same

I do not run at WOT except on take off & climb. In cruise I suspect that the air straightener does not have that much effect because the carb throttle plate is partially closed which in turn is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By rv4ator
No Change

I did not check the static RPM, but I could not tell any performance differences or lower temps after the honeycomb install.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By rv4ator
Thanks for all the reply's. I was thinking that...

Thanks for all the reply's. I was thinking that it might not be a good idea to leave the tape on. The consensus seems to agree. I will be removing the tape today.

Before the tape, I also tried a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By rv4ator
I have lowered the warmest cylinder (#2) by 15-20...

I have lowered the warmest cylinder (#2) by 15-20 degrees using the washer trick & sealing up the baffels as best I could.

If a 30-40 degree difference is no big deal, I'll probably just remove the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By rv4ator
Help - Is this a bad idea?

RV-4 with old style long cowl, O-320 with Carburetor.

I have been adding aluminum tape to the #1 & #3 cylinder top fins as well as an air dam in front of #1 in an attempt to increase the CHT's to...
Forum: California 08-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,176
Posted By rv4ator
Santa Monica is the closet GA airport, but they...

Santa Monica is the closet GA airport, but they charge landing fees, even for RV's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By rv4ator
I modified the top of the roll bar on my -4 for a...

I modified the top of the roll bar on my -4 for a GPS antenna, routed to coax inside the tubing, works great. Not sure of the size of the XM antenna, but you might see if that would work.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-08-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,483
Posted By rv4ator
St. Pete or Sarasoda?

What about Albert Whitted in St. Petersburg vs Sarasota? Anybody have experience at either of these airports?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,483
Posted By rv4ator
Which is best airport near Tampa

Will be flying from CA to FL during Sun N Fun week to stay with friends that live in Palmetto, which is between Tampa & Sarasota. Can anyone recommend an airport that an RV can be parked at for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 65,909
Posted By rv4ator
Group A vs Group B

Does anyone out there know what the difference is between the Group A cylinders & Group B?

Why is there going to be AMOC to fix the Group A's but not the Group B's, which have to be removed & never...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By rv4ator
ECi Cylinder AD Group B

I have a Mattituck TMX O-360 with four ECi cylinders that are in Group B of AD 2009-26-12. According to the AD & the FAA, after 350 hours these cylinders have to come off the engine & be retired,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,293
Posted By rv4ator
Voltage Regulator Wiring?

I am replacing an external voltage regulator that has three wires to connect. A red wire is connected to a split master switch, green to "field" & black to ground.

The replacement regulator...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,618
Posted By rv4ator
Gil, do you know what the part # is for the bend...

Gil, do you know what the part # is for the bend up tab lock washer that holds LW14995?

Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 65,909
Posted By rv4ator
I think that it is really BS that ECi is trying...

I think that it is really BS that ECi is trying to treat experimentals differently than certified engines. If we buy cylinders from ECi, don't we pay the same price and expect the same reliability? ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,618
Posted By rv4ator
Jeff, Are your cylinders in Group B? I have 4...

Jeff,
Are your cylinders in Group B? I have 4 Group B cylinders that are caught up in the new expanded AD. When I contacted ECi (talked with Tim) they said they would not replace the cylinders on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 65,909
Posted By rv4ator
I'm in the same situation with all 4 cylinders on...

I'm in the same situation with all 4 cylinders on an O-360 that fall into Group B with a 350 hour limit. It has been a little over 1.5 years since the first engine start & total time around 200...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By rv4ator
I went through similar issues on my -4 & -7A. ...

I went through similar issues on my -4 & -7A. After trying all the recommendations about lining up the ailerons with the wing chord etc., what finally worked for me was to adjust both ailerons so...
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,563
Posted By rv4ator
Sounds like UPS will always deny a claim citing...

Sounds like UPS will always deny a claim citing improper packaging. My prop did not have to be signed for & was left at my front door. Immediately seeing the damaged box, I took photos of the...
Forum: Propellers 08-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,563
Posted By rv4ator
Kudos to Sensenich

The folks at Sensenich are great! I sent them a prop for a repitch, which they did at a reasonable cost. In the shipment via UPS back to me the carton was damaged & the prop had a large gouge in...
Forum: Safety 02-18-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,387
Posted By rv4ator
I also have made 2 separate requests for the...

I also have made 2 separate requests for the screws, but have not received them yet. No confirmation that the requests were ever actually received by TruTrak either.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv4ator
Oil psi is around 70 in cruise Using Aershell...

Oil psi is around 70 in cruise
Using Aershell 100w - 7 qts
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv4ator
No piston squirters. It's a TMX O-360 from...

No piston squirters. It's a TMX O-360 from Mattituck
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv4ator
High Oil Temps - Louvers?

I have about 60 hours on a -7A, O-360 w/ mags, stock cowl configuration. My oil temps are higher than I like to see. For example at 8500 ft. OAT 63 F my oil temps in cruise at 65% power are running...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By rv4ator
Need Help With Rigging Issue

On my first few flights in my 7A, I had a heavy left wing. I squeezed the trailing edge of the right aileron and was able to trim hands free in cruise flight. The ball is centered with no trim tab...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,717
Posted By rv4ator
I have transition training scheduled with Mike...

I have transition training scheduled with Mike Seager in Scappose, OR next month (May 7,8 & 9). My schedule has changed & if those dates work for you, you can have them & I will reschulde for...
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