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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By sglynn
Rapco vs Cleveland

Is there any quality or performance difference between Rapco or Cleveland brake pads? I'm doing condition inspection now and my Van's Stock pads lasted about 100 hours. Not much. I was expecting...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By sglynn
Cleaning the Van's Flap Motor

Thanks Paul
I just took my flap motor apart per Van's instructions
https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/flap_motor.pdf

Holy Cow! It was full of grease at the brushes, armature...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By sglynn
Vans Flap Motor. Clean or Replace?

My flap motor in RV-7A stopped working today March 2021. It has only 86 TT. I opened it and it is full of black stuff. I see Van's writeup about cleaning it. Is it worth it or should I buy a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By sglynn
cabin heater in winter

Do you owners with flying RV's put a space heater or Golden Rod in the cabin during the winter, to keep humidity down? Or is that a bad idea?
thanks
Forum: Steam Gauges 12-16-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By sglynn
solved

Thanks for the quick replies on airspeed indicators for sail. I thought I was looking at $1100 for a new one. But, Turns out there is a Avionics Fix It shop south of here about 50 miles that will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,373
Posted By sglynn
PSI in a pitot static system

Please

What psi does flexible rubber or vinyl tubing have to endure for a pitot static system? 1psi? Is fuel line rated at 60 psi sufficient? Is flexibility a problem? I need to connect a...
Forum: Steam Gauges 12-15-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By sglynn
WTB Airspeed indicator

I'm looking for an airspeed indicator that goes from 40 - 210 kts. I'm replacing a United 8125 B.

Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By sglynn
Scott is your comment an endorsement for drilling...

Scott is your comment an endorsement for drilling a tiny hole in fuel caps to make them vented? I'm flying RV-7A and the fuel vent lines are working fine, but it does seem like a good idea to have a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,994
Posted By sglynn
High EGT Clogged Injector

I guess it does look like it could be a slightly clogged injector. Injectors are easy to clean, so you might as well clean it. I think mine had a small hair in it. After blowing it out I could see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,775
Posted By sglynn
mykitlog on CD

Is there a way to get the html files of mykitlog.com/mine burned onto a CD so I have a remote and portable copy of my build site? I see I can make pdf files. But how can I get all the html files...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,156
Posted By sglynn
Warning from battery

I don't want to get stranded at an airport because of a bad battery. I'm I at risk of that by flying with the PC680? I'm on my second within the first year and 80 hours. I figured the first one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,564
Posted By sglynn
College school vs build experience for a&p

I?m reading this thread with interests because I?d like to obtain the A&P and IA license. Finished my RV and have 20 years of owner assisted experience on Cherokees. Engineer by trade.

Could you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,934
Posted By sglynn
LOP with Dynon

David and others
Thanks for this data on running LOP with Dynon HDX. I'll go fly, try and post any significant tidbits. thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,934
Posted By sglynn
lean of peak

Thanks for this thread on running LOP. So is running 25F LOP a good spot?

My RV-7A has IO360-M1B with regular mags, no tuned nozzles. Just stock Lycoming from Van's catalog and I'm flying behind...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-28-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,691
Posted By sglynn
squeeze slight

If you don't have any Opps or NAV rivets than you can slightly squeeze an over length rivet making it a little fatter then use it.

For example you can put a -4.0 length rivet into your pneumatic...
Forum: Autopilots 04-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
Auto-trim testing

So here is update on my auto-trim challenge. Dynon heard and proposed swapping out my autopilot (AP) head so I did. The next flight test showed two things. Auto trim to the left still happened but...
Forum: Primers 04-23-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,203
Posted By sglynn
That's it. Sometimes (often) they go on sale.

That's it. Sometimes (often) they go on sale.
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By sglynn
Nason Single Stage Urethane

I used car paint for my whole RV and its great. I used Nason Single Stage Urethane. It is impervious to MEK and fuel. It lays down nice and looks smooth and shinny. And expensive. Used it on my...
Forum: Primers 04-21-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,203
Posted By sglynn
quick paint booth

For a quicky paint booth I bought a 10' x 10' plastic garage from Harbor Freight $69. I set a canvas drop cloth under it. But could have used blue tarp. I cut a hole in the wall for two 24" square...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,724
Posted By sglynn
Auto trim issue

Nope not fixed. Just did a longer test and auto trim is going to far left. When I release the AP the plane rolls left. It is not trimmed.

Next is talk to Dynon more.

Thanks.
Forum: Autopilots 04-14-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
auto-trimming left

UPDATE: I re-calibrated thru HDX. I was reminded that I'm also using Advanced ACM (VP-X type power supply), but that shouldn't matter. I think the recalibration might have reset "centered"...
Forum: Autopilots 04-14-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
Trimming left

Vern
Thanks for your interests in this topic. Per questions: I do check the ball and its centered. Plus I test trim going in one direction then 180 degrees in the other direction. It always trims...
Forum: Autopilots 04-13-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
Trimming left

Bob, I tried your suggestion of trimming right today. Results are, when I trimmed right, the AutoTrim brought it back to center and kept going to trim left. It trimmed left about 50% of the way. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By sglynn
430 next step

This will cause migration to Avidyne 440.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By sglynn
Erratic Amp meter

As a follow-up for those in the future who may read this. My amp meter starting jumping around going negative and positive. After reading this thread I hoped to find a loose wire.

I did. But the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By sglynn
Erratic amp reading

Thanks for this thread. I?m flying with Dynon HDX, their EMS amd power supply Vp-X type. I just finished first annual inspection. About 60 hours. Today my amp reading started jumping around....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By sglynn
Location of ANL fuse and shunt

I put mine on firewall in engine compartment on lower right side. This is where I saw many many other builders put it. You can see it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,979
Posted By sglynn
Smile RV-10 vs Cirrus

I'm sold on building another RV and this time the RV-10. My wife really likes the chute, the two doors, and the nice interior of the Cirrus. The chute is especially valuable to her as we age and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By sglynn
7 cowl hinges

You can see my cowl hinges here.
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=sglynn&project=607&category=11945&log=226785&row=48
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,714
Posted By sglynn
RV-10 in 2-Car Garage

A question to you 10 builders. Will an RV-10 build fit in a 2-car garage?

I finished my RV-7A in my two car garage and took it to the airport for final assembly. It fit fine. I even put the wings...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By sglynn
Quick build wings

I finished my 7 slow build and am considering a 10 quick build so this thread is very interesting.

How is the fuel tank quality?

How is the flush rivet quality?

Did you cut holes for Duct Works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,979
Posted By sglynn
RV-10 vs Cirrus

I finished my RV-7A this year and love it. 60+ plus hours with Dynon panel. My Cherokee sits in the hangar until I have to go pick up my kids/grand kids or take friends for a ride. But mostly I...
Forum: Autopilots 11-23-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
aileron auto trim

Correction to this. It does auto trim in HDG mode also. I flew again today and tested this aileron auto trim. After disengaging AP today when it had auto-trimmed to left, I think it was in trim. ...
Forum: Autopilots 11-22-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
auto aileron trim

Okay, here are more observations and conclusion on what's going on with Autopilot auto trim aileron. I've been testing it.

1. After the autopilot auto trims the aileron to one side or the other...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
Aileron auto trim

Great obvious question that I will have to check out on next cross country. It doesn't do it on short lunch runs. I'll be back.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By sglynn
Aileron Auto Trim Question

I?m flying Dynon HDX and autopilot. Everything works. After 30 minutes or so enroute I notice my aileron trim has moved over to the left by the AP auto trim function. Why? What is it telling me?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,255
Posted By sglynn
UPDATE on when to get Repairman Certificate

CORRECTION: I received an email tonight from the FAA guy at the FSDO office correcting what he told me earlier about needing the Repairman Certificate in order to do maintenance on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,255
Posted By sglynn
Repairman Certification

I went to FSDO and received Repairman Certification today. Only took 20 minutes. I took the print out from MyKitLog.com and that made it fast and easy for them.

BUT one big lesson Learned: Do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,255
Posted By sglynn
Repairman Certificate

Questions about getting the repairman certificate.
RV-7A complete. Phase I is complete. So I'm headed to FSDO office on Monday to apply for repairman certificate. But questions:

1) Am I applying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By sglynn
Train8mg

Contact Mike Seager and make a plan with him. Especially since you have a nose gear. He?ll show you the right way to take off and land. You?ll be glad. Make sure you try the Mexican Resturant when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,489
Posted By sglynn
My Kitlog.com

Use my Kitlog.com. Easy fast and you can print it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By sglynn
Welcome

Martin
Welcome to Seattle. I was just flying in So. Africa in July. Was your RV at Lanseria? The folks who hosted me there are considering immigration to US. Your story would be most interesting.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-09-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,481
Posted By sglynn
Failure mode of PC680

How do you know it is bad? What is the failure characteristics? Have you tried putting an AGM charger on it?

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,481
Posted By sglynn
PC680 ok after all

I need to make an update post about my Odyssey PC 680. Turns out it’s OK. I bought a charger specifically for AGM batteries and it charged my battery up fully overnight. Turns out I had let the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,906
Posted By sglynn
portable jump start power packs

Several of you mentioned the portable power suppliers for jump starting your airplanes. They are rated about 600amp peak. So what does the wiring look like? I have one of those boost power packs...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,481
Posted By sglynn
PC680 lasted 7 months.

My PC680 died today after only 7 months in service on my new RV-7A. Odyssey tech support was very helpful and said they would send a replacement. Sounds like a dead cell. Symptoms are it just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,317
Posted By sglynn
Odyssey battery below 12 volts

This same thing happened to my Odyssey PC680 this week after only 7 months in service. Odyssey company technical support was very helpful and said they would send me a new one. They said it sounds...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By sglynn
Rivnuts for fairings

Are rivnuts okay to use holding the transition fairings to the fuselage?
I suppose if in aluminum they are probably as strong as a platenut. Right? What about in lower cowl for nose gear transition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,651
Posted By sglynn
starter contactor fuse

Yen
interesting idea, because just before this happened I was running the panel and lights for awhile with the engine off. I was loading new database and trouble shooting a tail light that burned...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,651
Posted By sglynn
starter contactor fuse

Bob
Thanks for your quick reply. Yes, I pulled the manual just now, it is the starter contactor fuse. That's interesting to think about. What would cause it to blow? Could it just be an old...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,651
Posted By sglynn
Blown Starter Fuse

What would cause a starter fuse to blow? It is 7.5 amps in the Advanced Control Module used with a Quick Build panel. It is the older model before they went to logical breakers. I flew yesterday,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By sglynn
How to use Dynon Skyview to fly AOA

Please could an expert explain how I?m suppose to use Dynon?s AOA system with Skyview HDX? I?ve calibrated it and I?m thinking it is merely a stall indicator. Is that Right? I've watch videos about...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 44,747
Posted By sglynn
Have you thought deeply about what you think is a...

Have you thought deeply about what you think is a "irrecoverable" mistake and thought about the potential of drilling out a few rivets, opening the skins, and reversing where the platenut goes? I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-19-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,667
Posted By sglynn
Cable for GDL 39

Carl
Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,667
Posted By sglynn
antenna for GDL 39 on dash

Is there an antenna I can plug into the GDL 39 thru a cable so that I can put the antenna on the glare shield and the GDL 39 body under the panel so it is ut of the sun and only the antenna is in the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,598
Posted By sglynn
GDL 39 Power chord

Is the power chord for the GDL 39 just two wires so that I could cut the cigarette light adapter off and hard wire it to power and ground?

thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,338
Posted By sglynn
new gear leg not needed

No, when you learn to fly the 9A you'll see that when you take off you'll pull the nose gear off the pavement a little and take off from the mains. And when you land you'll hold the nose off the...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,289
Posted By sglynn
Plane to fly first

First buy a Piper Cherokee 180 or 236 now for flying your mission with friends.
Later after kids have finished college build a 7 for your personal Jeti Starfighter.

And since you'll have the...
Forum: GPS 07-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By sglynn
GPS antenna

I put both Dynon and Garmin antennas under the cowl. I've got 26 hours flying and both working just fine. You can see it here. Note my shelf is...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By sglynn
insulation

I put 2 inch foam from Aircraft Spruce under my floor panels. Why? Perhaps the will absorb sound or keep aluminum from vibrating a bit. Or maybe help with temperature. It is cheap and seemed like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,195
Posted By sglynn
aoa dynon

Oh, I get it now. The stall warning is good. Maybe someday Dynon will add functionality to include ONSPEED. thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,339
Posted By sglynn
Dynon AOA

Ray
Thanks for the update and call. So I see, in summary Dynon AOA warns of impending stall, but doesn't do ONSPEED. Okay. thanks I will recalibrate slightly above stall. thanks much
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,592
Posted By sglynn
Onspeed

Galin
Thanks, that explains it. So basically Dynon AOA warns of approaching stall. Got it. thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,592
Posted By sglynn
Dynon HDX AOA settings

So, what are the AOA Audio Settings or other process or setup to get the Dynon AOA with HDX Skyview to work correctly? Dynon Forum is closed. I have done the Calibration per the on-screen...
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