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Forum: Fiberglass Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By recapen
SamJames cowl - interior paint

Folks,

The instructions for the SamJames cowl call for an interior coating of Epoxy paint. The SamJames folks won't recommend a specific product. What have you used and how do you like...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By recapen
I looked at the EAA video - looks simple...

I looked at the EAA video - looks simple enough...might try it on a bad spare first....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By recapen
Looking for a shop to replace wheel bearing races

I have a spare set of wheels that I got used from a long-ez.
I have purchased the replacement parts from Vans and would like to have the new bearing cups pressed in professionally.

Would like a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
I'm using a SamJames cowl. I checked with Vans -...

I'm using a SamJames cowl. I checked with Vans - my finish kit was pre-re-org and the 1/2 inch is from the old non-vans batch of mounts. The 1/8" lower line is due to differences in the mounting...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Mine is an MT Prop - there's no extension so...

Mine is an MT Prop - there's no extension so using a shorter one won't work.
Getting a new cowl will be cheaper than a new prop hub from MT - I hust had it rebuilt!
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Update

I have my prop on and put on the cowl to see what lies ahead.

With the new mount assembly, the engine is 1/2" further forward...

Now question that a new cowl is in order.

I have contacted vans to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By recapen
Here's what I did... As soon as I pressurized it...

Here's what I did...
As soon as I pressurized it after bolting it together, I heard a little click and looked with an inspection mirror to see it centered in the split rim hole.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By recapen
Thanks - just making sure....

Thanks - just making sure....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By recapen
Tire tubes

I just got a pair of tires and tubes (from Vans) for my 6A main gear. The originals are 15 years old so I thought it would be time to replace them.

The new tubes come with an internal nut/washer...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Throttle and Mixture brackets done

I have finished my installation of new throttle and mixture brackets to accommodate the new nose gear design with my AFP servo.

The AFP FI throttle setup is pretty close to the location that is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Thanks - you are correct - the mixture comes in...

Thanks - you are correct - the mixture comes in from the back...I was looking at spacing of the bellcrank on the other side. A different bellcrank with the secondary on the outside instead of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Thanks - with the exception of an additional...

Thanks - with the exception of an additional photograph of the other side of the carb this is exactly what I was looking for!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Can we at least see what it looks like so we can...

Can we at least see what it looks like so we can determine the design intent...and maybe build our own?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Info on the new design bracket please - part...

Info on the new design bracket please - part number / photograph.

Depending on the design, it may work with the AFP.

I would like to see it though...

Thanks!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Per Gary Keyser - the parts were NOT designed for...

Per Gary Keyser - the parts were NOT designed for the new nosegear.

I'm also working with AirFlowPerformance (the FI guys). I think I have the throttle side figured out...the mixture side is the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Haven't gotten that far yet. I know it will...

Haven't gotten that far yet.

I know it will actually fit on there - I don't know if it will still align with the spinner like it did originally...that's really the question.

I expect that it could...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
The 6A sat nose high(er) than the rest of the...

The 6A sat nose high(er) than the rest of the fleet...
It's worse now! I'm concerned about the landing attitude!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Mine was already up in the oil filter cutout area...

Mine was already up in the oil filter cutout area for other reasons.

Those hockey pucks are still in the way though.

Please show us how you attach the engine side of the throttle/mixture cables....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Here are some from last weekend. The match...

Here are some from last weekend.
The match drilling has already been completed prior to this.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Vans has responded with a choice of throttle...

Vans has responded with a choice of throttle cable brackets.
The tower of hockey pucks takes up some space that was previously available.
I am also re-routing some fuel hoses.

Cowl report as soon as...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-08-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Converting my 6A to the "new" engine-mount/nosegear

After rebuilding my nose gear the second time (I'm home based at a pretty rough field - they're improving it finally), I bit the bullet and bought the "new" style engine mount and nosegear...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
Thanks - E-mail to Vans and AirFlowPerformance...

Thanks - E-mail to Vans and AirFlowPerformance already sent!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,792
Posted By recapen
New "A" Nose gear - throttle and mixture cables

Looking for anyone with the 'new' nose gear/engine mount that can photograph their throttle and mixture connections at the carb or vertical FI servo.

I'm converting my 6A to the new nose assy - the...
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By recapen
It is a Mini-AP - I got it simply to replace my...

It is a Mini-AP - I got it simply to replace my Century HSI.

It will take the serial output from the SL-30 - but that disables to analog output to my backup CDI... I have it wired for serial - but...
Forum: COMM 08-28-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By recapen
OK - I'll accept that as my mistake. I still...

OK - I'll accept that as my mistake.

I still need something to convert from CDI analog to ARINC as it is an input option to my devices.

Alternatively, with the realization of my error, maybe a CDI...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the response. I did not know of other...

Thanks for the response.
I did not know of other RV6As in the area...

I'm based south and west of there in Laurel, DE....
Forum: COMM 08-28-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By recapen
Looking for CDI to ARINC converter

I am looking for a converter that will take the analog signals from my SL-30 and convert them to ARINC...

I know - it's built in to the SL-30! Yes, but using it turns the analog signals off - I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-28-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By recapen
RV6A down in DE Thursday afternoon 8/27

Anyone have any details at all?

Thanks!
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,915
Posted By recapen
Thanks - glad to know I'm not the only...

Thanks - glad to know I'm not the only one!
Hopefully, this is an issue that the FAA will address - if they're transmitting both - or make the ADS-B in Vendors fix it - in that case the NavWorx...
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,915
Posted By recapen
Two returns for same plane

I was out on a long cross country on Sunday.
Multiple times (not every time) during the flight I would see two 'targets' in my ADS-B in display. The two were not exactly overlaid and as I got...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-17-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,292
Posted By recapen
Stabilized IFR approach in a 6A

I am currently working on my IFR rating in my 6A.
I have a 430W, SL-30, S-Tec-30 with standart steam guages.
IO360B1F6 with MTV12B CS prop.

Using approx 17"MAP and 2000RPM for 90 KIAS flying...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the update Randall!

Thanks for the update Randall!
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By recapen
AMOC/FSDO

Mani,

I didn't do mine with Baltimore - as I am based in DE...worked with PHL.

The requirement states notification - the use is already approved. The goal is to determine what constitutes...
Forum: GPS 10-01-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By recapen
That was the answer ? I found a waypoint in two...

That was the answer ? I found a waypoint in two of my FPLs that were no longer in the Jeppesen database.
They were not user waypoints.

Thanks!
Forum: GPS 09-29-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By recapen
Thanks - I'll go through my FPL's and look for a...

Thanks - I'll go through my FPL's and look for a lokd!
Forum: GPS 09-29-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By recapen
430W error message on startup

Every time I start my Garmin 430W, I get an error message that reads ?FPL waypoint is locked? ? after reading the message, it goes away. This recently started showing up so I think I may have...
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By recapen
Mani, Let me know if you need the latest manual...

Mani,

Let me know if you need the latest manual and SW. The 5.0 was not released to anyone that I know of....
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By recapen
I have a 430W feeding Lat/Long, SL-70 feeding...

I have a 430W feeding Lat/Long, SL-70 feeding Altitude and Squawk, and using the 430W and MX-20 as displays for output.

The 430W is ARINC and the MX-20 is RS-422 (from my memory) so I got around the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-06-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By recapen
Normally for stuff like this, I would say reload...

Normally for stuff like this, I would say reload the software after a reset... But if that doesn't work or there's a glitch, you now have an oversized paperweight!

PM sent! Interested in the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-06-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By recapen
Bill, Having chased that alligator a while ago,...

Bill,

Having chased that alligator a while ago, I stumbled upon the result as well.
Where does it still say "unknown"? I can check mine in the same place and see what it says...
Forum: ADS-B 08-05-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By recapen
Is your SL-70R in altitude mode? When I turn Alt...

Is your SL-70R in altitude mode?
When I turn Alt mode on, the red TX goes out and everything works fine.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-26-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,000
Posted By recapen
BruceH - what is the part number for the ones you...

BruceH - what is the part number for the ones you are using? The ones on their website look different.....

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By recapen
Questions for Garmin @ OSH

Anyone reading this while @ OSH...

If you happen to wander by the Garmin booth - can you ask them if they are going to continue supporting the GMX-200? The FAA just announced additional data would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Posted By recapen
MX-20 / GMX-200

From what I have read and been told, Garmin will not be releasing new software for the MX-20 MFD. I am trying to find out if they are planning future software upgrades (to accommodate added weather...
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,047
Posted By recapen
This just in....

FAA Adding New Weather Products to FIS-B
Pilots that are ADS-B In equipped will soon have access to new weather data in their cockpits over the 978-megahertz (MHz) Universal Access Transceiver link....
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,118
Posted By recapen
The FAA announcement alluded to the requirement...

The FAA announcement alluded to the requirement of avionics manufacturers to update the display software.

Here's the Garmin question - will they upgrade the software for the MX-20?
Forum: ADS-B 06-25-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,047
Posted By recapen
Got an in-flight weather update yesterday during...

Got an in-flight weather update yesterday during a flight on the DelMarVa peninsula. Accurately showed an active rain cell over SBY. This was on my MX-20 display from a NavWorx ADS600B.

I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 96,293
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the info! I'll try this next time I...

Thanks for the info!
I'll try this next time I fly - it may already be set up correctly to work!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 96,293
Posted By recapen
Navigating OBS with a 430W on my Mini-AP (HSI mode)

Maybe I'm thinking about this wrong...

For my SL-30, when tracking a specific VOR radial, I dial in the freq in my SL-30 and make sure it is ID'd. Press the OBS button on the SL-30 to tell it...
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,347
Posted By recapen
Phil, Sounds like your issue is altitude related...

Phil,
Sounds like your issue is altitude related and isolated to your GMX-200.
What are you using for altitude input to your GMX-200?
Is your GNS-480 getting it's altitude from the same source?
Is...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-23-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By recapen
Burgundy RV-3 or similar@ N06 yesterday

Don't know exactly what it was. It had the nose end of an RV 4 and a single seat fastback canopy like an hr. I had just returned from a flight in my 6A.

Anyone know any more details? !
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By recapen
My SL-70 feeds my ADS600b altitude and squawk...

My SL-70 feeds my ADS600b altitude and squawk from the single SL-70 serial output. SL-70 needs to be in extended mode and the ADS600B needs to be using the SL-70 as its control head. I have grey in...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,441
Posted By recapen
Bill, Thanks - I am still testing. PM me with...

Bill,

Thanks - I am still testing.
PM me with the part number....as different part numbers will involve different tests. My set up is currently a -0013 (with ARINC) but there are common tests...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,347
Posted By recapen
Copman90 - enough of us have the latest sw and...

Copman90 - enough of us have the latest sw and manual published.
Depending on when you bought it - it probably already has the latest 4.1.0 software installed.

When you get it in and fired up - let...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,347
Posted By recapen
Thanks Bob

Thanks Bob
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,347
Posted By recapen
Copman - Not familiar with the G version...this...

Copman - Not familiar with the G version...this may be the certified version - check the part number.

There was an AD issued by the FAA which took effect in early January. It essentially said,...
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,347
Posted By recapen
Navworx Communication with PC

Dee,
What USB-Serial adapter are you using?
NavWorx specified one - from memory a TrendNet TU-S9. I am running Windows 10 at the hangar and mine worked right out of the box - there was a pop-up when...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,441
Posted By recapen
If you have an ADS-600B -0012 or -0013, I am...

If you have an ADS-600B -0012 or -0013, I am doing some software testing regarding the SL-70 interface.

If all you're gonna do with it is run it over with your truck, let me know please!
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,601
Posted By recapen
Feder, Did you get up and running yet?

Feder, Did you get up and running yet?
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,347
Posted By recapen
SL-70 Interoperability issue solved

Thanks to Bob Leffler referring Roy Thoma to me...allowing Roy to get rid of his unit and allowing me to test it with my configuration.

Come to find out that my original unit was not fully repaired...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By recapen
Tricia has a replacement on its way! I also...

Tricia has a replacement on its way!
I also learned that the Kavlico's won't work with the 3000 series (s and non-s) units. The 5000's use Kavlico's primarily now.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the response - adding firewall forward...

Thanks for the response - adding firewall forward wiring is not the desired task of the day...if there's no other choice, maybe!

I'll look for the GRT equivalent - maybe AFS/Dynon will tell me the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-28-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By recapen
AFS FI Fuel pressure sender

Anyone know the equivalent VDO part number?
My pressure sender is fritzed and the Dynon site doesn't have anything about the AFS parts.

Thanks!
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