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Forum: Autopilots Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By airguy
And you cannot control your trim servos from the...

And you cannot control your trim servos from the autopilot control module - you will need trim switches either on the panel or on the stick. The autopilot, when active, will handle the trim for you -...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By airguy
Aw man, you guys are killin' me! I love nothing...

Aw man, you guys are killin' me! I love nothing better than flying IFR approaches into new airports, I collect those like some guys collect grass strips. Lunch was going to be awesome excuse.

There...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-11-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By airguy
Hmmm, this has potential. I'm going to be...

Hmmm, this has potential. I'm going to be dropping a passenger at Sugarland sometime around 10:30-11 that morning and just might be able to make this meetup.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By airguy
+1 on both of these - we use them on 3 airplanes...

+1 on both of these - we use them on 3 airplanes today and it works great.
Forum: Safety 05-11-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By airguy
I've got enough hours in my logbook (and on my RV...

I've got enough hours in my logbook (and on my RV build) now that I've come around to the point where some of the "opinions and advice" that I received during the build, and ignored, have come back...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By airguy
If you're wondering whether or not you're an...

If you're wondering whether or not you're an idiot - just ask the internet, they'll tell you for sure! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By airguy
Considering that Dynon is the one making and...

Considering that Dynon is the one making and testing the product, and since the certified version uses the same wiring as the experimental side, I don't have any inclination to change what they say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By airguy
Wouldn't miss it for the world!

Wouldn't miss it for the world!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,171
Posted By airguy
I fly a lot of long trips - some 5-6 hours in a...

I fly a lot of long trips - some 5-6 hours in a single leg - and I fly a lot of IFR in actual conditions. Over time I've enlarged my personal minimums and have done several approaches to actual ILS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By airguy
I run Dynon not GRT - but Dynon has a...

I run Dynon not GRT - but Dynon has a zero-airspeed calibration routine that you run in a closed hangar with a cover on the pitot tube, so it knows where true zero is. I suggest you look for that in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By airguy
Agreed - as you build on you'll find several more...

Agreed - as you build on you'll find several more places in the airplane where you put the indicated rivet in the hole and it just obviously doesn't look right, and you adjust up or down as needed to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-06-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By airguy
For the fun of it, of course. Education and...

For the fun of it, of course. Education and enjoyment, remember all that stuff?
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,365
Posted By airguy
Heh, yeah, I used to run one of those. Actually a...

Heh, yeah, I used to run one of those. Actually a pair of them, at a Johnson & Johnson facility in San Angelo, TX. I'm still amazed how far we've come with storage, since those big DASD's.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,696
Posted By airguy
Wonder what it would cost to license the...

Wonder what it would cost to license the Every-Ready black-cat 9-volt battery logo? :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,791
Posted By airguy
Type Certificate or Supplemental Type Certificate...

Type Certificate or Supplemental Type Certificate - both of them are only for factory-built certified aircraft and do not apply to experimentals.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,791
Posted By airguy
Airworthy implies the entire system - airframe...

Airworthy implies the entire system - airframe plus engine. The engine by itself will eat autogas just fine - the tricky part is the rest of the fuel system, both for ethanol tolerance and vapor...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-28-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,696
Posted By airguy
Maybe those of us running 360's in our 9/9A...

Maybe those of us running 360's in our 9/9A should put a vinyl sticker on the tail - "Super 9" or "RV9-SS" :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,791
Posted By airguy
Several people have raised the point here in this...

Several people have raised the point here in this thread that water will bond to the ethanol in the fuel and fall out to the bottom of the tank, potentially causing problems.

Let me ask you this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By airguy
What is driving this shortage?

What is driving this shortage?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By airguy
That's already taken care of with the SDS, using...

That's already taken care of with the SDS, using a dual parallel pump module and Andair full-duplex valve. A pump failure means switching to the other pump - they are in parallel, so both can pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By airguy
Same here, but you hit the nail on the head with...

Same here, but you hit the nail on the head with the "fuel system" being more the problem than the engine, for the majority of the fleet. The guys running high compression or turbochargers will still...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By airguy
Way too much for the RV9 airframe - and I'm a...

Way too much for the RV9 airframe - and I'm a proponent of too much horsepower.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,082
Posted By airguy
Add to that the ELT location. While there are...

Add to that the ELT location. While there are constraints on where it must be mounted, some thought should be given to ease of access, and visual inspection.

For those of us using a pitot mast...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By airguy
It's not the extra speed that I value so highly...

It's not the extra speed that I value so highly when crossing the mountains - it's the ability to maintain good flying speed while battling the downdrafts that frequent those mountains. When those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,632
Posted By airguy
"High wing, turn left. Low wing, turn left....

"High wing, turn left. Low wing, turn left. Anybody that has a wing, turn left and go around."

ANY change would be better than 2018. I spent 6 hours over two flights trying to make it the first 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By airguy
Sweet! Alex is back flying again, I did my...

Sweet! Alex is back flying again, I did my transition training with him back in 2015 in his RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By airguy
transition training?

What's the latest on transition training in the southern US? I have a friend getting close to finishing a 9A that would like some transition training, based in west Texas.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By airguy
Nope. The throttle is just one of the flight...

Nope.

The throttle is just one of the flight controls in the airplane that the pilot must manipulate as needed to keep the airplane within it's flight envelope.

Can I get close to Vne if I want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By airguy
I love the IO360 with constant speed prop in my...

I love the IO360 with constant speed prop in my 9A - it's a pure travelling machine now.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By airguy
My Plane Power died at 700 hours and I replaced...

My Plane Power died at 700 hours and I replaced it with a B&C - but I had a faulty regulator with that one, they warrantied and quickly shipped another to me. During the troubleshooting I was talking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By airguy
The key to keeping prices low will be to take...

The key to keeping prices low will be to take full tanker-loads at a time. Do you have enough storage for that?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By airguy
I had this same issue last year when my Plane...

I had this same issue last year when my Plane Power died and I replaced it with a B&C - my initial run tests and flight tests, and all the troubleshooting followed yours exactly. Eventually I ended...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By airguy
Unless they changed accepted fastener types...

Unless they changed accepted fastener types somewhere along the way, it should be castellated with a cotter pin. See top right corner of Drawing 38, 2009 vintage.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-11-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By airguy
Best knob I ever installed in my panel. I don't...

Best knob I ever installed in my panel. I don't have it trimmed as tight as Ralph does yet but I'm sneaking up on it. :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By airguy
I'm running ethanol laced 91 in my IO-360, almost...

I'm running ethanol laced 91 in my IO-360, almost 800 hours in the last 5 years.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By airguy
I know the Sandisk 8GB and 16 GB were found to be...

I know the Sandisk 8GB and 16 GB were found to be guilty, but not all of them - some would work, some would not. Other brands were mostly trouble free.

The problem was found and corrected with...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By airguy
Can't help you much with your vibration issue,...

Can't help you much with your vibration issue, but I'll add that Whirlwind has the same instruction for their props.

I just finished my 5th annual which required the WW200RV prop on my plane to go...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By airguy
uhhh.. shouldn't that be a tool that an A&P...

uhhh.. shouldn't that be a tool that an A&P has??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,559
Posted By airguy
Yep - this again. And that's a good thing,...

Yep - this again. And that's a good thing, because when the same old questions get asked again and again, it means there is new blood coming into our hobby in general, and this forum in particular.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-01-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,953
Posted By airguy
Yup, I'm often 70-75 knots over the numbers - but...

Yup, I'm often 70-75 knots over the numbers - but with a constant speed prop and full flaps it doesn't take long at all to dump the energy.

Short strips require a little more attention, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By airguy
Prop Balance at Sun 'N Fun?

Is there usually someone doing balances there at the show? I just got done with my annual and had my composite blades stripped and refinished for rock dings - needs a new balance now.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By airguy
There is a distinction to be made here between...

There is a distinction to be made here between VFR and IFR, I think.

Anyone flying semi-serious IFR would choose to have the land-based as well. You might have to fly to your alternate, but an ILS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By airguy
Parts may be a bit of a guessing game, depends on...

Parts may be a bit of a guessing game, depends on what is in their inventory - but I called them last week and they are running about a week and a half behind on all orders/shipments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By airguy
Yep, the rib flange will be fine - skins need...

Yep, the rib flange will be fine - skins need replacement. You'll never get them to look right.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By airguy
Dynon has excellent installation documentation...

Dynon has excellent installation documentation here - https://dynonavionics.com/skyview-documentation.php
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By airguy
About the closest you're going to get for...

About the closest you're going to get for all-in-one is a used 430W, the market is holding about $6000 for those now.
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By airguy
Why? If you already have the Skyview, that...

Why?

If you already have the Skyview, that includes the autopilot control software - all you have to do is add a pair of servos at $750 each. Can you install an entire STEC autopilot for less than...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,860
Posted By airguy
I ran into an example of the good side of this...

I ran into an example of the good side of this last year - very similar story to yours, the guy showed up to look at my airplane after I flew in for work. I guess he liked what he saw because he...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By airguy
Yes, the servo is a tight fight - and there is a...

Yes, the servo is a tight fight - and there is a range of travel for the servo arm where it can be assembled, and a range where it can't. It's finicky - but it works well.
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,507
Posted By airguy
Just this past week I reinstalled my seat belts...

Just this past week I reinstalled my seat belts after some work during the annual and came to the same conclusion - this is easier to do than you would think.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By airguy
Might want to check again - I show a TFR active...

Might want to check again - I show a TFR active to 7200.

I flew down and got a bunch of pics when SN9 and SN10 were on the two pads at the same time - 2 days later they raised the TFR from 1800 to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By airguy
Yes - the rest of the fuel system, everything...

Yes - the rest of the fuel system, everything from the fuel filler cap to the intake manifold, has to compatible with mogas as well. Some materials that are commonly used for hoses and seals may not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-18-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,074
Posted By airguy
And I did 5 hours in an RV10 for transition...

And I did 5 hours in an RV10 for transition training to my 9A 5 years ago - AIG insurance considered that close enough.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,933
Posted By airguy
SDS, by Ross Farnham. Simply the best in the...

SDS, by Ross Farnham. Simply the best in the business. He makes the computer that controls the engine - the AFR is a tuning tool for running it.

http://www.sdsefi.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,933
Posted By airguy
Air-Fuel Ratio. Literally how many pounds of air...

Air-Fuel Ratio. Literally how many pounds of air are being mixed to how many pounds of fuel for the engine. I have an oxygen sensor in the exhaust (just like your car) that reads out AFR to me on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,074
Posted By airguy
If you're looking at FP prop, then yes the...

If you're looking at FP prop, then yes the numbers and cautions about slowing down are about right. The 9A likes to fly, she doesn't bleed energy quickly.

I have a CS prop, and it helps...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,694
Posted By airguy
Depends on how much torque he can get. Sorry,...

Depends on how much torque he can get.


Sorry, sorry.... couldn't resist.. running and hiding now. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,933
Posted By airguy
I'm not sure what easy climb is, I've never heard...

I'm not sure what easy climb is, I've never heard of that. :D

I run mine everything forward for takeoff, at around 500' or so I pull the RPM back to 2500 and it stays there, throttle stays wide...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By airguy
Oh man, I'm up for it - but my airplane isn't. My...

Oh man, I'm up for it - but my airplane isn't. My prop is on a truck somewhere headed back to me and I'm finishing up my annual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By airguy
That's the plan, yes. To clarify - quite a few...

That's the plan, yes. To clarify - quite a few experimentals have made the trip - but only about a dozen were built by the pilot flying the trip - the rest were purchased.

In any case it will be a...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-14-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By airguy
The hard part is going to be finding a 10 to buy...

The hard part is going to be finding a 10 to buy - they typically sell in the first day or two when they do come available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By airguy
Got a little closer to RTW today, I installed a...

Got a little closer to RTW today, I installed a pair of 7.5 gallon fuel tanks (a la Marvin Holmsly) behind the seats for 15 gallons on top of the 67 I've got in the wings. Now I've got 1500 nm ranges...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,136
Posted By airguy
I'd buy a CD-155 tomorrow if I could for my...

I'd buy a CD-155 tomorrow if I could for my airplane. For my typical mission it's a perfect fit.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,136
Posted By airguy
I've had a few conversations (both voice and...

I've had a few conversations (both voice and email) with James Ball (Sales Manager) at Continental, he told me that they would indeed be interested in working with someone to develop a FWF package,...
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