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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By V111Pilot
Anyone near KTRX Trenton MO with a mag timing light?

Looking for a magneto timing light & gauge to borrow briefly at KTRX
just NE of Kansas City MO.

Email me directly 13five (at gmail)

Thanks!!
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,236
Posted By V111Pilot
Sentry ADSB In antenna?

I have the newest version of the Sentry and would like to add an external antenna, I know there is not a provision for an external antenna. Has anyone added one? It looks like there are two antennas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,291
Posted By V111Pilot
There?s usually someone around who will swap a...

There?s usually someone around who will swap a current card for your non current card and charge you for the update as they have a subscription and don?t use every update. Can?t remember who or if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By V111Pilot
Carl, You are correct as I may have misspoken....

Carl,

You are correct as I may have misspoken. The factory piece that is between the tip and wing is there but the rib is not. Going to try to order those tomorrow.

Hopefully that?s the solution...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By V111Pilot
Gotcha. Yes, from the plans I can now see that...

Gotcha. Yes, from the plans I can now see that the factory parts are there. The article tips for tips shows using additional reinforcement via dowel rods glassed in which seems like the way to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By V111Pilot
Hey guys, I am assisting a friend in test...

Hey guys,

I am assisting a friend in test flying/flying off his 40 hours, so squaks are expected.

Can someone tell me if the stiffener is a factory supplied part or do we need to manufacture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,291
Posted By V111Pilot
Update on the update. So y?all were correct, a...

Update on the update. So y?all were correct, a phone call and +/- $160 later and I have the one time NAV data update thru Jeppesen using their USB adapter.
Spent 11 minutes on the phone so it wasn?t...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By V111Pilot
-8 wingtip reinforcement?

Wingtip deforming at cruise, guessing there’s a stiffener missing?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iccy69176t670li/Wingtip.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iccy69176t670li/Wingtip.JPG?dl=0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,717
Posted By V111Pilot
I?ve done two panels with these guys, one in an...

I?ve done two panels with these guys, one in an RV-4 another in a WW1 replica BiPlane, if you know what you have and a general layout they can fabricate a custom panel, painted and silk screened with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,291
Posted By V111Pilot
OK, nothing like having to make a voice call in...

OK, nothing like having to make a voice call in 2019.I?ll give em a ring Monday.
I?m gonna blame this on BOEING, never had this issue before that buyout...

THANK YOU!

PS. Do I need to dial 1 before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By V111Pilot
Some basics; check your instrument (GEA-24...

Some basics; check your instrument (GEA-24 especially) grounds, also ensure you have good grounds battery to airframe, airframe to engine i.e good ground strap from engine to airframe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By V111Pilot
EAA has an excellent video on exactly this....

EAA has an excellent video on exactly this. Possibly by Brian Carpenter, anyway, google search or YouTube and you?ll find it.
Involves using a 2? plug/guide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,291
Posted By V111Pilot
430 waas Nav Data Update Help!

I?m ready to throw this thing off a bridge.

430waas, silver data card, orange jeppesen programmer usb adapter.

How do I get the Nav data update? I installed the jeppesen program and it sees the...
Forum: Rocket 02-23-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,987
Posted By V111Pilot
F1 vs. Harmon ?

Looking to get into a Rocket! Anyone want to expound on the differences, pros and cons of the F1 versus the Harmon?

Also what kind of real world cruise speeds should I expect?

Any additional advise...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By V111Pilot
RV8 wing Dihedral?

How is the dihedral set on an RV-8 wing?
Asking because I?m looking at an -8 and the right wing tip is 1 3/4? higher than the left.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,585
Posted By V111Pilot
Best practice would be to take a piece of rubber...

Best practice would be to take a piece of rubber tubing and slit it and then zip tie it around the engine mount where the ground strap touches to prevent any degradation of the ground strap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,124
Posted By V111Pilot
It never ends!

Ugh,
So I am doing a runup at the runway entrance and the power line guys with a "Little Bird" turbine helicopter decide that they should air taxi from their hangar to the fuel pumps OVER me....
Forum: RV-4 11-22-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By V111Pilot
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,313
Posted By V111Pilot
Any suggestions in New Mexico/Nevada??

Any suggestions in New Mexico/Nevada??
Forum: RV-4 11-20-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By V111Pilot
Need Rudder/Horizontal Stab Specs

Looking for the specifications for Rudder travel, and the angle of incidence for the Horizontal Stabilizer?

Looking through builder logs/plans/drawings and have not seen either.

Thanks!

Brent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,124
Posted By V111Pilot
Had a Bonanza taxi past our open hangar (next to...

Had a Bonanza taxi past our open hangar (next to his) and use high power to swing the nose out thereby dusting the heck out of our hangar, plane, and everything else. THEN he gets out and grabs his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,266
Posted By V111Pilot
As much as it pains me to ever recommend the...

As much as it pains me to ever recommend the airlines, you can hop SWA from IND to DCA for $136 round trip. Use the time/money you save to fly somewhere fun!
Forum: RV-4 04-10-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,967
Posted By V111Pilot
Gear leg has excessive toe out

After going through tires in one season, three seasons in a row (about 100 Hrs/yr), I finally checked the toe of the gear and found that the right side had excessive toe out (by using a piece of...
Forum: RV-4 04-10-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,041
Posted By V111Pilot
Had a similar issue getting the handle to the...

Had a similar issue getting the handle to the full flap notch, the gear handle finally BROKE where it attaches to the round stock.
We repaired the handle with a weld, and lowered the full flap notch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,532
Posted By V111Pilot
Langair - Good service

I recently sent a gear leg out to Langair for straightening and just spoke to Harmon out there.

Very knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately it looks like a rigging issue with the gear mount bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,559
Posted By V111Pilot
Lots of plug info...

Lots of plug info here:

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1042AB%20Approved%20Spark%20Plugs.pdf
Forum: RV-4 02-09-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,463
Posted By V111Pilot
Gear leg / Tire wear

We are getting excessive tire wear on the inside 1/2 of the tires, not getting a full season out of a set of tires, and that is with rotating them on the wheels. Once I ensure that there isn't...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,754
Posted By V111Pilot
Hmmmm. As I have earlier questioned L-ion battery...

Hmmmm. As I have earlier questioned L-ion battery safety, and was met with enthusiasm over EarthX (I own one) but I am still weary. Some say that because of their chemistry and protective circuitry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By V111Pilot
Had the same issue w a GTR 255, see below, you...

Had the same issue w a GTR 255, see below, you have to find a friendly avionics dealer. Ours supplied it to us as he knew it was for an experimental aircraft.

Go into the setup mode and check your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,369
Posted By V111Pilot
To clarify: The only issue I had with the CAN was...

To clarify: The only issue I had with the CAN was the initial install and it had to do with the shield grounds. No problems at all since then (120+Hrs).

Did have the small hiccup w the G5, solved by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,266
Posted By V111Pilot
Excellent points. Don't get me wrong- I LIKE MY...

Excellent points.

Don't get me wrong- I LIKE MY EARTHX BATTERY!

And yes, I'd gladly jettison a canopy to get rid of a battery on fire, and that would automatically active the EVS (Emergency...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By V111Pilot
My experience is that it is most likely not the...

My experience is that it is most likely not the bulb. Check all of the crimp connections (if you have any), then it is probably the power supply.
FYI- I bought a Whelen strobe power supply on ebay...
Forum: RV-4 08-25-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By V111Pilot
Follow on question: what's the best way to...

Follow on question: what's the best way to determine if it is the toe or the gear legs bent?

Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,369
Posted By V111Pilot
Thanks for the responses. I was not aware of the...

Thanks for the responses. I was not aware of the RS-232 backup option and will be wiring that in this weekend.

And yes, I agree with Steve regarding the grounding of shields. This system seems to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,266
Posted By V111Pilot
I am surprised to see so many readily installing...

I am surprised to see so many readily installing lithium batteries in their RV's.

I have a EXT 12 EarthX as my backup battery for the panel in an RV-4. Currently it is temporarily mounted in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,369
Posted By V111Pilot
Garmin CAN Bus - single point of failure?

Here's an observation/question:

Garmin G3X (370) with 400WAAS, GNC255, ADHRS, Eng monitoring, G5.

I have noticed from the beginning that the CAN bus can be finicky, i.e. you have to have the boxes...
Forum: RV-4 08-25-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By V111Pilot
Inside tire wear

I understand it might be a common issue of the mains to wear on the inside much quicker than the outside. Yes, I could turn the tires around at the mid-cycle of wear, but never remember to. Is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,958
Posted By V111Pilot
+1 I agree, nice to have a backup HSI in case of...

+1
I agree, nice to have a backup HSI in case of a screen failure in a single G3X system
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,349
Posted By V111Pilot
Hey, White for any value below normal operating...

Hey,

White for any value below normal operating range i.e. 0-90f on an oil temp.

Not sure on Cyan.

Also keep in mind that you can set alerts when the gauge reads in the yellow or red, the red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,927
Posted By V111Pilot
Eagles Nest and Liability

Hey,

What you all are doing is fantastic. As we all know there is a huge need to bring youngsters into the aviation world. Unfortunately it has become a rich man's realm and is very unobtainable to...
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By V111Pilot
Tire wear

any thoughts on uneven tire wear i.e. the right main wears quicker than the left. Of course both wear on the inside first.

How do you check the alignment?

Thanks.

Brent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By V111Pilot
Hello? Bueller?

Hello? Bueller?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,016
Posted By V111Pilot
I agree- The important thing is not to stop...

I agree-

The important thing is not to stop questioning."
-- Albert Einstein

And I will add that if you want to witness some really poor aviating, communicating (you're not supposed to), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By V111Pilot
Need condition inspection in N Illinois

Can anyone recommend an A&P to do a condition on a -4 in Illinois?

Aircraft is based at Clow (1C5) about 20NM Southwest of Chicago O'Hare.

Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,488
Posted By V111Pilot
G3X/400W/GTR255 Interconnect diagram?

Doing a panel upgrade to a G3X, 400W (w/GAD 29), GTR 255, GTX 23 and was wondering if anyone has an interconnect diagram? I have all of the separate pin outs/installation manuals but have heard there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 777
Posted By V111Pilot
Wicks Tach wiring question

We have an older wicks tach, and it seems to only be wired to one mag, what is the proper way to wire a tachometer? Should there be an input on the back for each mag? Currently when you do a mag...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,267
Posted By V111Pilot
Which plugs?

Those running P mags, do you still use aviation plugs or automotive plugs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 907
Posted By V111Pilot
Anyone have a Dynon Skyview near NW Chicago?

I am trying to get a look at a Skyview system as we are going to upgrade our -4 panel. If anyone is within 100 or so miles from KDPA I would love to come out and have a look and get your...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,163
Posted By V111Pilot
I believe he was using TIS (Traffic Information...

I believe he was using TIS (Traffic Information Service), which is NOT ADS-B. TIS in my experience is allot better than nothing, but not as accurate as ADS-B as it relies on a target being...
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By V111Pilot
RV-4 near KDPA / 06C NW Chicago?

Hello,

Looking for a -4 near me to see in person and see how I fit into one, possibly looking to purchase one in the near term.

Thanks!

Brent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,592
Posted By V111Pilot
Building my shop- workbench question

I am currently setting up my shop in two bays of a three car garage, my question is which setup would be best:

A 3ft by 16 ft workbench setup against the wall (only access on one side)

or A 4ft by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By V111Pilot
Have had this happen often in a G1000 Diamond...

Have had this happen often in a G1000 Diamond DA40, being that it is very flat here around Chicago and I am not flying near anything tall I don't think it is a "bounce". There are some areas that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By V111Pilot
Title search required on a second hand RV kit?

Wondering if when buying a kit second hand i.e. wings and fuselage, do you need to run a title check? Is it even possible to have a lien on a kit using the kit itself as collateral? Sorry for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By V111Pilot
Sport Air workshop vs. Grove Air?

Anyone have input regarding taking the new RV builders class from EAA SportAir (Oshkosh) or from Grove Air (Danville Il.)? I am a new builder and am wondering if the two are very simular or if you...
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