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Forum: California 04-03-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By kaweeka
Oceano, Ca- Rock and Roll Diner

Oceano, Ca- Rock and Roll Diner
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By kaweeka
Put me on the virtual list. Those are beautiful!

Put me on the virtual list. Those are beautiful!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-02-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By kaweeka
I spoke with Crown. First night free, second...

I spoke with Crown. First night free, second night free if you purchase fuel and $25/night thereafter. KSEE is quite close and fuel is much cheaper. Has anyone stayed there? Any thoughts on Gillespie?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By kaweeka
Gibbs is closing at KMYF

I just learned that Gibbs Flying Service is closing 4/30/21. I use Gibbs every time I fly to visit my dad. They always have a car waiting and tie down ready. They have been in operation with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,319
Posted By kaweeka
Reply sent. Hopefully this will clear the waters...

Reply sent. Hopefully this will clear the waters a bit.
Thanks,
David
Forum: ADS-B 03-07-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By kaweeka
This is where things are now. Yesterday I booted...

This is where things are now. Yesterday I booted up in configuration mode on both the G3x and GTN 625. Both systems are up to date . My line drawing shows the GTN and GTX communicate through an...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By kaweeka
Holy cow, mine says 2.05😮 where do I find the...

Holy cow, mine says 2.05😮 where do I find the update for the GTX and instructions for install?
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for that advice. I do maintain the latest...

Thanks for that advice. I do maintain the latest updates through the G3x (8.72)and GTN 625 (6.71). Correct me if I am wrong but I thought the GTN updates include updates for the LRUs as well....
Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By kaweeka
This just started happening to me yesterday, same...

This just started happening to me yesterday, same pattern of intermittent then consistent failure. I have a single G3x, GTN 625 and GTX45r. I am curious what you found and how you found the solution....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-04-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By kaweeka
9021 Hopefully this picture uploaded. As the...

9021

Hopefully this picture uploaded. As the coils are a bit larger, the ones on the firewall extend down slightly further than previous. I'm not sure how that will affect removing the oil filter....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-03-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By kaweeka
I would be happy to if someone would refresh me...

I would be happy to if someone would refresh me on how to post a picture.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,319
Posted By kaweeka
I sent an email to Daniel Padilla at MMSF, where...

I sent an email to Daniel Padilla at MMSF, where we usually clear from Sacramento. Not sure if he meant to yell at me or if his caps lock was just on but here's the thread of emails.

IT WAS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-01-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By kaweeka
The difference in cost isn't that much and, IMHO,...

The difference in cost isn't that much and, IMHO, it's worth supporting the companies and folks who support our planes, are there even on Sunday to answer our questions and offer assistance when we...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-28-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By kaweeka
LSE Plasma III coil failure

I had a coil failure of my Plasma III ignition last weekend returning from San Diego. My aircraft has 719 hours and this is the first problem with my Lightspeed ignition. I measured the resistance of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By kaweeka
I certainly appreciate the input and experience...

I certainly appreciate the input and experience shared today. My agent at Gallagher echoed the general sentiment here and added that the -9A hasn't really seen much as far as increased premiums....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By kaweeka
I use the log book feature with Foreflight. Prior...

I use the log book feature with Foreflight. Prior to that, I used the one in Garmin Pilot. I know a few pilots who use My Flightbook and speak very highly about it. I hope that is helpful,
David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By kaweeka
Rate hike warning letter

I've heard of the rapidly rising premiums, but have never been warned in advance that I'll be getting fleeced. Got this yesterday from Global regarding my policy that expires the end of May.

"Global...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By kaweeka
That is a false equivalency.

That is a false equivalency.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By kaweeka
ACK battery replacement

This one crept up on me. I ordered an ACK E04 ELT from Aircraft Spruce 12/2018 and installed it 02/2019. The battery expired 02/2021. I contacted ACK and asked them how long these units sit prior to...
Forum: California 01-25-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By kaweeka
Randy Thorne is in Ione and might be...

Randy Thorne is in Ione and might be available.

(209) 337-8331
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By kaweeka
87395K571 for the 1/8" thick 87395K671 for the...

87395K571 for the 1/8" thick

87395K671 for the 1/4" thick

Both are 1 1/2" wide
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By kaweeka
I had quite a breeze from the rear of my slider...

I had quite a breeze from the rear of my slider -9A as well. I use varying thicknesses of self adhesive felt I got from McMaster Carr until I found the right one. Too thick or too far and you end up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,982
Posted By kaweeka
I did that exact modification with that...

I did that exact modification with that particular cutter. It works great!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,251
Posted By kaweeka
Nice post. I too have a drift 4K as well as a few...

Nice post. I too have a drift 4K as well as a few older GoPro 3. I've tried most of the mounts you have and had varying success. I appreciate the post and how you organized your evolution of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for sharing that. It will be something to...

Thanks for sharing that. It will be something to look for next time.
David
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,240
Posted By kaweeka
Smile Thank you for that reply.

Thank you for that reply.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,240
Posted By kaweeka
Gill, I am confused about which orifice size to...

Gill, I am confused about which orifice size to look for on a differential compression tester. I am looking to buy one and the only reference I can find is from 1998 and states the following:

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By kaweeka
Brake lining materials

Is there anything definitive as to brake lining materials and which is "better"? I read about the differences between organic, semi-organic and metallic and understand the longevity, break-in and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 12-07-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By kaweeka
Steve, Welcome to the RV world. I too had a TB20...

Steve,
Welcome to the RV world. I too had a TB20 (N358TB) prior to my RV-9A. While there are so many things I loved about the Trinidad, I've had more fun with my -9A than I can describe. I've flown...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By kaweeka
Yup. Everything seems to operate normally.

Yup. Everything seems to operate normally.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,972
Posted By kaweeka
I do the same as Dave above. After trying...

I do the same as Dave above. After trying multiple products, I found a modified L-channel piece of aluminum and a little patients letting it drip into a bucket is the cleanest and easiest method to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By kaweeka
I appears to be the contactor. I ordered one from...

I appears to be the contactor. I ordered one from ACS and received it yesterday. Installing on Saturday.

David
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By kaweeka
Thank you all for the responses. I'll be checking...

Thank you all for the responses. I'll be checking these on Thursday.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By kaweeka
Master switch or contactor

Yesterday I noted a long delay between switching on the master and hearing the familiar click of the contactor, somewhere around 10 seconds. I tried this again and it behaved normally. I cycled a few...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By kaweeka
I replaced cylinder #1 in February. It's steel. I...

I replaced cylinder #1 in February. It's steel. I expected to see high temps during break in but, honestly, I didn't really see that much difference, maybe 20 degrees and that was only for about the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By kaweeka
Is the information purely for monitoring? I...

Is the information purely for monitoring? I didn't think you could do any in-flight adjustment.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,582
Posted By kaweeka
Inspiring!

Inspiring!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,926
Posted By kaweeka
I know this doesn't exactly answer the bag idea...

I know this doesn't exactly answer the bag idea however I simply use the classic California Car Duster when it's dusty. It only takes a few minutes, probably less time than placing and removing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-16-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By kaweeka
I've been buying my Denso plugs through Rock...

I've been buying my Denso plugs through Rock Auto. Good prices and fast delivery. I hope they are the real thing.......
Forum: Safety 09-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By kaweeka
Apple watch 6 has pulse ox

The new Apple Watch Series 6 will feature an app that lets you monitor your blood oxygen level right from your wrist. The watch has infrared sensors on the bottom that scan the color of your blood to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,689
Posted By kaweeka
Sounds like a real winner! It's the most...

Sounds like a real winner! It's the most enjoyable aircraft I've owned. Didn't build mine but I've enjoyed "making is my own" and learning through other builders. Enjoy
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,082
Posted By kaweeka
This may...

This may help
http://lightspeed-aero.com/Manuals/Troubleshoot.htm

Also, Klaus recommends changing the leads around 500 hours, I believe. If you haven't done this yet, consider it a good time to do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,619
Posted By kaweeka
Wow, you guys really out did yourselves and the...

Wow, you guys really out did yourselves and the result looks fantastic. Any new thoughts for those of us that have the AFP FM100 (the one with the purge valve)? I still struggle with my setup but...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-26-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,295
Posted By kaweeka
FWIW, I've flown to the Phoenix area a few times...

FWIW, I've flown to the Phoenix area a few times from KLHM and stop half way for fuel at 74P- Calvada Meadows. It's a nice quiet stop and easy to get in and out of without bother.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By kaweeka
Second for Bruce's. Excellent service and...

Second for Bruce's. Excellent service and product. You cannot go wrong.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,492
Posted By kaweeka
David, Glad it worked out. Alan is good people...

David,
Glad it worked out. Alan is good people and his creativity always amazes me. Hopefully, the chest pain is resolved as well. Hope you're feeling better!

David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By kaweeka
I could buy into that. Also color matched in the...

I could buy into that. Also color matched in the engine compartment as well?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By kaweeka
It's been over a year since I've been to Furnace...

It's been over a year since I've been to Furnace Creek but if it's now as bad as folks say, try Stovepipe Wells. Death Valley is an amazing and beautiful place but definitely pick your day to go...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kaweeka
Climb rate was between 100-200 fpm. You all are...

Climb rate was between 100-200 fpm. You all are right, I should have remembered the requirement for the mask.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kaweeka
No. I headed down but at 38% power, it is...

No. I headed down but at 38% power, it is unlikely to be impressive.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kaweeka
Ceiling

Since I didn't build my -9A and do the performance flights, I always wanted to know my ceiling. Living in the Sacramento Valley, it's nice to know how high I can go to get over the mountains with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By kaweeka
I'm considering the perforated vinyl to the...

I'm considering the perforated vinyl to the canopy as well. I got a scrap piece of plexiglass from our local aircraft paint shop and tried the vinyl. Stuck beautifully. I'm going to try and see what...
Forum: Propellers 07-03-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Just to close out this thread "The Towlie" would...

Just to close out this thread "The Towlie" would like to let y'all know the prop went on (sans towel) without incident. Run up was back to normal and all operational checks are OK. Ready to fly. One...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,569
Posted By kaweeka
That one was resurrected from a few years ago. A...

That one was resurrected from a few years ago. A few drops of lubricant seemed to do the trick. It usually lasts until my next annual so I've made that part of the list of things to do.
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Too funny!! Yep, great way to start the week....

Too funny!! Yep, great way to start the week. Flying this weekend is even better!

Cheers
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Nods to all the creativity going on here, the...

Nods to all the creativity going on here, the prop shop just called. The piece of paper towel was completely intact and fairly easy to remove. They thanked me for starting their week out with a...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
DOH!!! I don't dare :-)

DOH!!! I don't dare :-)
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Spoke with Stockton Propeller this morning. After...

Spoke with Stockton Propeller this morning. After I owned up to my blunder, he graciously told me this didn't even crack the top ten :-) . He explained this was more common than you would think and...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Yep, a red shop rag would have been much more...

Yep, a red shop rag would have been much more noticeable than a blue paper towel but ultimately, it's a failure of attention on my part. I'll post what the prop shop says after I speak with them...
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for that detail. There wasn't anything in...

Thanks for that detail. There wasn't anything in the crank, just fragments deep in the prop hub. That, at least may be fractionally "good" news?
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for that. I'll to that this morning.

Thanks for that. I'll to that this morning.
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
I attempted to get out what I could with a very...

I attempted to get out what I could with a very small hook but it wasn't much. I'll call Stockton Propeller Monday and humbly admit my mistake. After a good laugh, they'll pick it up and get it back...
Forum: Propellers 06-27-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
I went back to the airport and looked. It's...

I went back to the airport and looked. It's missing about 25% of the paper towel and I can see some of it way down in the hub. Couldn't get much out.

RATS!!!!!
Forum: Propellers 06-27-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By kaweeka
F--- up of the day, week, maybe year!

I removed my propeller last week to change the front flywheel seal. The prop is a constant speed Hartzel. After removal, close inspection showed a dry seal. No need to change it. There is a small...
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