VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: moosepileit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By moosepileit
Was aviation insurance ever separated by cheaper...

Was aviation insurance ever separated by cheaper and fewer seats risk-exposure or private vs. commercial, ownership and operating as we do in light, single, piston, NON-commercial GA?

Could "our"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By moosepileit
1N5820 Schottky Barrier Rectifier Diodes 3A 20V...

1N5820 Schottky Barrier Rectifier Diodes 3A 20V DO-201AD (DO-27) Axial 5820 IN5820 3 Amp 20 Volt should be dandy.


Dan covered the rest. If you have multiple items you might use a Schottky on a...
Forum: Florida (South) 02-27-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By moosepileit
The FBO at FMY was great- do tie down flight...

The FBO at FMY was great- do tie down flight controls well as it is always breezy.

Rental brought out next to plane, trunk open, AC blasting by the time we were half way secured.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By moosepileit
I had same with a legacy magnetometer, live...

I had same with a legacy magnetometer, live emails/vid clips of my data, what to check and a quick replacement swap.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,312
Posted By moosepileit
Gravity and variable head pressure and repeated...

Gravity and variable head pressure and repeated prolonged exposure? Aren't sender cover plates usually on top in boats and autos and are on the side in RV aircraft?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By moosepileit
The experts will add more, but dry or Hylomar,...

The experts will add more, but dry or Hylomar, not oil or sealant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,960
Posted By moosepileit
Freight Dawg's favorite magenta line retriever.

Freight Dawg's favorite magenta line retriever.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 62,480
Posted By moosepileit
Simple procedure works on 30AH AGM Deka...

Simple procedure works on 30AH AGM Deka batteries-

$15 Inverter of 300W continuous output.
100W 110VAC box fan. High is 10amp draw. Low is about 5, so High for 30AH and Low for small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By moosepileit
Do you know there is a gate at the 2 hotels where...

Do you know there is a gate at the 2 hotels where you can hop off the busses and escape for a break?

We met Van himself on a golf cart ride when he stopped as he had seats open. This was after the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,291
Posted By moosepileit
C.I. Solvent Blue 98 searches, the trade name ,...

C.I. Solvent Blue 98 searches, the trade name , has TDS and MSDS info that gives no help to this non-chemist, storage coordinator or firefighter.

Anyone know if it concentrates and acts like...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,291
Posted By moosepileit
Anyone run 100% mogas with or without ethanol and...

Anyone run 100% mogas with or without ethanol and get goo proseal reversion?

Ethanol could have issues that skew this- but any way to prove a 100 LL blue fuel dye cause?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,523
Posted By moosepileit
LiFePO4 batts seem to have the common "Lithium-x"...

LiFePO4 batts seem to have the common "Lithium-x" constraints- avoid depleting below 40% and charging to over 80-some percent to get maximum life cycles.

Avoid hitting them hard with charge or drain...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,523
Posted By moosepileit
1) Puffing is an indication that the internal...

1) Puffing is an indication that the internal resistance of the battery is too high for normal use and standard 1C charge rates.

2) Dendrites build up and the BMS cannot fully compensate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By moosepileit
A glider gear up/belly landing at this most...

A glider gear up/belly landing at this most inopportune time is now the thing I fear most in aviation.

#nogrommet
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By moosepileit
It does with the SX200 and only needs a usb hub...

It does with the SX200 and only needs a usb hub and a bluetooth dongle.
Forum: COMM 12-13-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By moosepileit
$140 turns any 2 plug headset into...

$140 turns any 2 plug headset into bluetooth.

FARO Stealth Audio Link Sporty's Exclusive! Add Bluetooth to Any Headset
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,060
Posted By moosepileit
I thought this was the bible for...

I thought this was the bible for...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,398
Posted By moosepileit
Canadian quick build...

Canadian quick build placards-

https://www.narcity.com/u/2020/05/06/8a7b3a688be8bc2e2fae50dad4f2fcca.png_640xrel.png
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,927
Posted By moosepileit
[QUOTE=RVDan;1478152]I canít put my finger on it...

[QUOTE=RVDan;1478152]I canít put my finger on it but someone did a teardown comparison of the two 60A alternators. IIRC, the conclusion was that the B&C was a modified genuine DENSO and the PP unit...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,649
Posted By moosepileit
At 70/80, down from 78, did you notice more hiss...

At 70/80, down from 78, did you notice more hiss at the oil filler (rings), exhaust pipe (exhaust valve) or air inlet (intake valve)?

Plugs that ohm infinite still fire, they just beat up your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By moosepileit
Take a vid clip of the x-y-z in the set menus...

Take a vid clip of the x-y-z in the set menus magnatometer setup pages. Jeff helped me figure out what I needed via email a few years back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By moosepileit
Small multimeter that can handle an...

Small multimeter that can handle an amp.

Disconnect battery, put the meter in series at that spot.

Start pulling breakers and disconnecting power leads one at a time. Check current each time. A...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By moosepileit
The 18mm resistor Autolite 386/388 specs...

The 18mm resistor Autolite 386/388 specs 3000-12000 ohms.

Do they stay consistent over time?

Do you aim at the low end and return/exchange at the high end?

Do folks use the G3i harness and Slicks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By moosepileit
Well written, thank you.

Well written, thank you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By moosepileit
O.A. misses a lot and overstates a lot. Pull a...

O.A. misses a lot and overstates a lot.

Pull a jug and cam gaze.

1 qt in 8 is high if he has an air-oil sep or runs 6 qts or less in a normal 8 qt sump. Easier to find and fix.


Ten years and 200...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By moosepileit
Which, if any, brands/models will vertically...

Which, if any, brands/models will vertically couple outside/before AND above the FAF Altitude?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By moosepileit
Even to LNAV or LNAV/VNAV 400' HAT approaches,...

Even to LNAV or LNAV/VNAV 400' HAT approaches, you still don't want to dive and drive if you have vertical navigation.

Which systems allow capturing a vertical path outside and above the FAF, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,645
Posted By moosepileit
Enough folks put smoke oil tanks in the same spot...

Enough folks put smoke oil tanks in the same spot with similar shape, one is sure to show up in a WTB classified
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,879
Posted By moosepileit
This appears most popular if the form factor...

This appears most popular if the form factor works- I like mine.
10-65 inch pounds in 5 unit increments

Wheeler Firearms Accurizing Torque Wrench with Inch/Pounds Measurement, Bits and Storage Case...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By moosepileit
Mine is two words. Aviation related. EachWord...

Mine is two words.
Aviation related.

EachWord starts in caps and no space between.

RudderAileron

Would be an example if a memory jogger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By moosepileit
For top coverage there is a sweet spot on the...

For top coverage there is a sweet spot on the vertical stab cap where forward projection does not catch your eye on the wings. Just not too far forward and not back too far. About 1/4 from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,795
Posted By moosepileit
Obligatory try 4oz of MMO to 10 gals... Those...

Obligatory try 4oz of MMO to 10 gals...

Those electrode gaps look a bit wide and the Mags may be due an inspection/ service- possibly a stack up of wear asking for some love if they are not also 160...
Forum: ADS-B 10-25-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,009
Posted By moosepileit
uAvionix October 13th 2020 UAT update

Skybeacons:

https://uavionix.com/skybeacon-software-upgrade-to-ads-b-1-5-1/

Tailbeacons:

https://uavionix.com/tailbeacon-software-upgrade-to-ads-b-1-5-1/

"Description:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,652
Posted By moosepileit
I have a horizontal Lyc Oil Filter Adapter that...

I have a horizontal Lyc Oil Filter Adapter that uses the 48110-. I red loctited an adapter so it now takes a 3/4"-16 thread female oil filter.

The oil filter adapter has an internal bypass, but can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By moosepileit
Yep, that Red 360 degree MSTRB is great. So...

Yep, that Red 360 degree MSTRB is great. So small, bright, low-draw, simple and radio silent. I'm glad to hear it caught on.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By moosepileit
I had always heard when I had an O-290D on a Wag...

I had always heard when I had an O-290D on a Wag Cuby that you could fly cut the case for the O-320 Cylinders and get the thicker valves to eliminate ine of the O-290 issues- gulping thin...
Forum: Autopilots 10-12-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By moosepileit
I have same and no rocking. Grab the 385 manual...

I have same and no rocking.

Grab the 385 manual and in good VMC take out some Lateral Activity (0-24, higher, more active).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By moosepileit
6cyl guys need only 1 comment- NAFOD;)

6cyl guys need only 1 comment-
NAFOD;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By moosepileit
I found best was the green and red led light...

I found best was the green and red led light under the green and red original globes.

The originals were noisy. Two wraps of the positive lead through a ferrite choke worked- good to hear newer are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By moosepileit
Early KUNTZLEMANs? Now uses LEDs as strobes...

Early KUNTZLEMANs? Now uses LEDs as strobes along with positions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,756
Posted By moosepileit
OK, same thing- scale the Ercoupe up to RV10. If...

OK, same thing- scale the Ercoupe up to RV10. If a yoke works, lower it/reset for comfort. Folks replace Swift yokes with stick retrofits- reverse it.

Aft gear set for crabbed landings in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,756
Posted By moosepileit
Since, like most Ercoupes with Stromburgs, there...

Since, like most Ercoupes with Stromburgs, there is only a single throttle power control on the 912- got to thinking when I saw above-

Could not a one-off ish RV-12 mimic the Ercoupe? Reduce...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,256
Posted By moosepileit
Thanks for doing the ebook option, as one of the...

Thanks for doing the ebook option, as one of the first to ask.

Easy buying process- I did the credit card version- click on the "BUY NOW" button BUT on the 3rd screen, below Paypal, look for pay via...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,488
Posted By moosepileit
The sleeve is replaceable, but that item looks...

The sleeve is replaceable, but that item looks used to me. Was it to be new?

I don't like the S bend in the last pic. It only bends one way.

The first time you push to bend, the lock engages, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,837
Posted By moosepileit
4th'ed- please consider a soft copy version.

4th'ed- please consider a soft copy version.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By moosepileit
I use an older style that is 2 leds each and 2...

I use an older style that is 2 leds each and 2 light stems, each with a power button for one or both on the stem.

Each power button turns on one or both. I nightshaded one and sanded/frosted the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By moosepileit
Why not a podium or book light? Rechargeable...

Why not a podium or book light?

Rechargeable battery, USB recharged.

Some have both variable intensity and kelvin color.

They clip nicely to the glareshield and on your fire extinguisher if...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,279
Posted By moosepileit
Cool, good data point. What type steel? 321 or ?...

Cool, good data point.

What type steel? 321 or ? Who fabbed them?

Have seen flange weld cracks failures with and without wrap.

Where do you start the wrap from the flange weld?

Do you remove...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,279
Posted By moosepileit
Caution if you wrap your exhaust pipes. Variable...

Caution if you wrap your exhaust pipes.
Variable advice. Exhaust manufactures do not support wraps. Even coatings get debated, but please show ANYONE fabbing aircraft exhaust supporting wraps.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,337
Posted By moosepileit
It is procedure, it works. Had a 912 on a Kitfox.

It is procedure, it works.

Had a 912 on a Kitfox.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,381
Posted By moosepileit
I'd sure purchase one.

I'd sure purchase one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By moosepileit
The option I used was a heavy alternator and...

The option I used was a heavy alternator and starter. 14 pounds or so over some options, no changes to prop. Serviceable units can be quite reasonably priced if they don't require a core turn in.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,665
Posted By moosepileit
VIPs, swapping tops to bottoms and a washer was a...

VIPs, swapping tops to bottoms and a washer was a great sag fix. Bolts on bottom were long enough. 60 cuss jar quarters later and cotters were in.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By moosepileit
Sorry to hear, but glad you found the cause.

Sorry to hear, but glad you found the cause.
Forum: ADS-B 07-18-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,104
Posted By moosepileit
Mine was a single flight, so fat-fingers on the...

Mine was a single flight, so fat-fingers on the ATC strips on IFR pickups in the air seem most likely.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By moosepileit
My GRT EIS and EFIS have diodes in each power...

My GRT EIS and EFIS have diodes in each power input so you can have multiple power inputs.

They appear to forward drop .5 to .6 volts as my actual bus from alternator is 14.1 and EFIS voltmeter...
Forum: ADS-B 07-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,104
Posted By moosepileit
I had a Cessna Citation do that to ours. Its...

I had a Cessna Citation do that to ours.

Its tail number is the same as ours except for a single added zero on the jet.

There must be transponders (I assume the jet is Mode S/1090 Out to go in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By moosepileit
I always get the small, pressure-guaged Halon...

I always get the small, pressure-guaged Halon 1211 from Wag.

1211is twice as effective, pound per pound as the friendlier Halotron.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By moosepileit
KB, the least of my concern is the cannula above...

KB, the least of my concern is the cannula above FL180. I didn't ask if he and plane were legal for Class A airspace- I hope so, or ask him to delete it and certainly not make it a YT video or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By moosepileit
If a VDO sender is used, they tend to go off...

If a VDO sender is used, they tend to go off scale high when the wiper inside wears or the ground goes bad or fails.

A new sender is usually good to have.

A direct reading gauge run to the cockpit...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By moosepileit
Other points to consider- in my part of the DoD,...

Other points to consider- in my part of the DoD, if we dropped folks above 18000' we had to prebreath 100% O2 on a MASK, monitored by an extra technician.

If we flew unpressurized, max was FL250...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,325
Posted By moosepileit
Awesome- bubbler and Aresti card.

Awesome- bubbler and Aresti card.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,568
Posted By moosepileit
16.3% increase over 2019, same Global provider. ...

16.3% increase over 2019, same Global provider. Current 121 ATP under 50 with plenty of current time and training.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,965
Posted By moosepileit
I remember he was more gin and tonic.

I remember he was more gin and tonic.
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.