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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,037
Posted By APACHE 56
Long reach plug

NGK LZFR5-C 11. NGK-92174
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,234
Posted By APACHE 56
Check with http://2bumsaircraftinc.com/ They are...

Check with http://2bumsaircraftinc.com/
They are a build center at Sebastian and know everyone in the area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By APACHE 56
Specific maneuvers not withstanding I use a...

Specific maneuvers not withstanding I use a single ?rust remover? maneuver. And that is slow flight. I fly the airplane at the stall, that is, as slow as I can make it go in unaccelerated flight....
Forum: ADS-B 12-06-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,972
Posted By APACHE 56
NAVWORX certified model.

I have been dealing with some significant medical issues past several months. Not up to speed on ADSB issues.
Question: does NAVWORX problem extend to the certified model ( which I have) I believe it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 173,570
Posted By APACHE 56
Thanks

I sure do appreciate this travelogue. It takes a lot of time, thought and effort to produce.
Don
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,602
Posted By APACHE 56
High amp draw

Installed earthx ETX680 bat in my RV8. It replaced a B&C bat of comparable size but of half of the performance. The "X" is simply spectacular.
But here is, perhaps, an issue. With the previous bats...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,045
Posted By APACHE 56
If a physician is not a pilot nor has ever been...

If a physician is not a pilot nor has ever been in a cockpit how can he "certify" that someone is safe to operate an aircraft? I would anticipate some number of physicians (assuming they read the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 34,739
Posted By APACHE 56
For Vans data collectors..

I ordered my QB on 14 Jan 2008 and it was delivered the following May. All bolt are there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,661
Posted By APACHE 56
Your fair share

Of course you can't be compelled to join but maybe your conscious will lead to membership. You benefit from the, as Katie says, advocacy that is paid for by the rest of us. In essence you are getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,091
Posted By APACHE 56
pic of NGK and DENSO

Here is a side by side of NGK and DENSO. The DENSO barrel is about one thread longer but the NGK is overall longer. An IA told me the long reach is a heat sink. One more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,091
Posted By APACHE 56
Hi Larry, as for the benefit, I don't have a clue...

Hi Larry,
as for the benefit, I don't have a clue and that's the truth. I guess a call to Alan Barrett would be your best bet. As an aside I would venture a guess that it has to do with a more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,091
Posted By APACHE 56
Alternative to DENSO

NGK LZFR5C-11 Spark Plug #NGK-92174 (long reach)

Cheaper, more accessible than Denso and I've had much better luck with them in my 390.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,327
Posted By APACHE 56
Plain old isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

Plain old isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
Posted By APACHE 56
Cleaveland brake O rings

I am replacing the O rings on my brakes and have questions regarding the "tricks of the trade" as it were. I don't think I paid to much attention to the O ring reassembly on my Skybolt; just lube...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-25-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,148
Posted By APACHE 56
Three things

1. Whatever I have is better than a competitors system.
2. Caveat emptor
3. This forum has thousands of words written about electronic ignition's. Do yourself a favor and do the research.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By APACHE 56
The fix

Here"s the fix:

In the ChartData Manager, click Options then Advanced. Click Open the Downloads Folder on this PC.
Go to the ScannedCharts folder then US then LO.
In the LO folder, delete...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,651
Posted By APACHE 56
Congrats

What a great looking airplane!
You must be very proud.
Forum: Safety 07-09-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,812
Posted By APACHE 56
Unusual glass panel related accident

I posted this in another formum and I repeat it here FYI:

I recently read a disturbing article on one of my online aviation news letters. It concerned a pilot in a Lancair (I believe) who had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,707
Posted By APACHE 56
A noncloth alternative

I buy 0.7 mil painters drop cloth (actually plastic). 1.0 mil is ok also. Used it for 20 years on my Skybolt and RV. Cheap and much easier to handle than a cloth cover. I do put towels over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,643
Posted By APACHE 56
I also have dual Pmags and have spent 4 years...

I also have dual Pmags and have spent 4 years searching for the "starts like your auto" holy grail.
I think I've finally gotten close. I have an AFP with purge valve so ignore that if it doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,471
Posted By APACHE 56
Here's an example of a company just down the road...

Here's an example of a company just down the road from me:
http://www.2bumsaircraftinc.com/
Forum: Propellers 06-06-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,139
Posted By APACHE 56
MT very prompt reply

http://i66.tinypic.com/f57ura.jpg



Here's the reply from MT USA (I emailed them last night and at 0830 today they replied - I'm very happy with that response time!)

"Hi Don,

Those cracks are...
Forum: Propellers 06-05-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,139
Posted By APACHE 56
Dave, I too live near Deland (Merritt Island) and...

Dave,
I too live near Deland (Merritt Island) and also believe these are cosmetic. Once the influence of this tropical whatever we are enduring in Florida for the next several days has past I'll zip...
Forum: Propellers 06-05-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,139
Posted By APACHE 56
MT prop hairline cracks

I discovered some hairline cracks in my MT prop and have sent photos to MT tech spt. Of course I hope these are cosmetic; we'll see. Have any MT users encountered this...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,904
Posted By APACHE 56
Know your avionics

I experienced an alarming avionics display incident today and it was not the result of a failure of either of my GRT displays (HXr and miniAP). However, it points out a potential safety hazard that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,044
Posted By APACHE 56
KCOI

I'm not sure what you are referring to when you ask about the mosquitos. Maybe the writings about the Space Center of the early days. There isn't an abnormal mosquito issue here..."noseeums", that's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,673
Posted By APACHE 56
Engine driven fuel pump anomaly

My engine driven fuel pump pressure exhibits an anomaly during climb. Initial climb conditions are 135 kt IAS, WOT, mixture rich, Electric fuel boost pump on. Fuel pressure is 22 to 25 psi. At...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,120
Posted By APACHE 56
Congratulations

Another great machine joins the fleet!
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,714
Posted By APACHE 56
NGK plug

I used the Denso for a few years on my IO 390 but found this alternative: NGK LZFR5C-11 Spark Plug #NGK-92174

I don't know that fine wire is really necessary with an electronic ignition. The NGK's...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-18-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,764
Posted By APACHE 56
Condolences

Bless her soul.
Bless you.

Don Stiver
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,880
Posted By APACHE 56
Rear seat rudder pedal dwg/pic

Some time ago I removed my rear rudder pedals and now want to reinstall them. I can't find the drawing that shows the rear rod end connection to the front pedal cable yoke.
A copy of the dwg or pix...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,037
Posted By APACHE 56
Long reach (26.5mm) auto spark plugs

I am looking for a manufacturer and part number for a long reach auto plug for my IO-390. I have the long reach inserts and have been using an iridium Denso plug. More than one source has told me...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,337
Posted By APACHE 56
I think the avionics shop listed the GA 35 simply...

I think the avionics shop listed the GA 35 simply because that's what they had available to try to get the system to work. If they can find a cheaper and equally effective one and that's what...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,337
Posted By APACHE 56
ADSB antenna woes

I have my avionics shop making some major mods to my RV8 panel. One mod was to add a Navworx 600b ADSB. My luck, consistent as it is, allowed me to pay the certified price a few weeks before the feds...
Forum: ADS-B 01-12-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,970
Posted By APACHE 56
Navworx 600 B heads up

There is a recall on the Navworx 600 B ADSB box. There is an issue with the gps. My avionics shop spent a couple of days trying to get it working and finally called support to be told of the recall.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 12-31-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 117,628
Posted By APACHE 56
A very happy new year

What a great story to start the new year. Congratulations to you Brian.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,546
Posted By APACHE 56
Since 2012

~300 hrs and all is well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,755
Posted By APACHE 56
True confessions

Axel,
Had this happen not once but several times ( I am a slow learner). Finally it took a telephone tutorial from Brad to solve the problem. You have to take a pair pliers and squeeze the...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,460
Posted By APACHE 56
Good news

Good to see you back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By APACHE 56
Motorized towbar

Due to a recent physical impairment I am unable to drag my RV8 up the ramp into my hanger by the towbar. I have a Bell tail wheel with an axle bolt extending through the forks to accommodate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 31,092
Posted By APACHE 56
Recommend you declare victory

I've been following this post with interest. I see two major things wrong with the methodology and goal.

First is the idea of determining 75% power is impossible to know until DanH comes up with a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 640,244
Posted By APACHE 56
At Fort Pierce, FL

http://i57.tinypic.com/1zokpig.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-04-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 640,244
Posted By APACHE 56
N6371S from Merritt Island ,FL

At Fort Pierce, FL

http://http://i62.tinypic.com/6oz96x.jpg
Forum: Safety 11-02-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,617
Posted By APACHE 56
A test procedure

We had an interesting exercise at the Naval Test Pilot School that was used to develop the data for helicopter height-velocity diagrams. We would bring the helo to a nominal height (~500?) at zero...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,843
Posted By APACHE 56
Ant in eng compartment also

My 650 ant is located at the apex of the firewall on a bracket. No issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,821
Posted By APACHE 56
All good advice

You?re getting a lot of good advice and it all sums to ?practice.?
Spend time sitting/taxiing in your aircraft to burn that 3 point sight picture into your memory; that picture is important...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,694
Posted By APACHE 56
From another author...

A couple of related "engine" books by iconoclast Kas Thomas. I bought them years ago and find them useful. I don't agree with everything but then again I don't agree with Busch 100% either. Both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By APACHE 56
Canopy Rail attachment

Bubba,
I think Blain is correct. As best I can recall you rivet the two parts together, drill and countersink the fastener holes, then use those faster holes as drill guides for the top skin.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-25-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,195
Posted By APACHE 56
And the answer is....

You know I really hate to write this post but full disclosure demands it.

The fix was simple; squeeze the terminal ends just enough to make them slightly out of round. They were slipping over the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,195
Posted By APACHE 56
It's the wire to mag not wire to plug.....

Yes Bob that is correct. I have cleaned the "barrels" with brake cleaner to get any/all the moisture and oil removed. Since the barrels are molded plastic I imagine they are tapered so the tie wrap...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,195
Posted By APACHE 56
Spark mag wires coming off inflight

Has anyone had trouble with the spark plug wire boots pulling off from the Pmag barrels (is that the correct term)? When I returned from a flight today I found that 3 of the 4 wires had come off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,581
Posted By APACHE 56
Congrats Ben

It's great to know that soon another "8" will be in the air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 56,141
Posted By APACHE 56
Is it really that onerous?

The intent of this policy is to ensure that the Federal investment in federally obligated airports is protected by making aeronautical facilities available to aeronautical users, and to ensure that...
Forum: Reviews 07-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By APACHE 56
Armorglas ?

Does anyone have review of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 57,837
Posted By APACHE 56
Good report

Anxiously awaiting the flight test data/report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 57,837
Posted By APACHE 56
Allan, I was just having a little fun with you....

Allan,
I was just having a little fun with you. Your video is just fine. You come across as earnest and honest and I don't think the "Sham-Wow" could pull that off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 57,837
Posted By APACHE 56
Sure looks promising and...

I hope the field trials are successful. One very small suggestion though; get the Sham-Wow guy to do your videos.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By APACHE 56
GRT Hx EFIS timer function

Does the GRT Hx EFIS have a timer function and if so how do you access it?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,735
Posted By APACHE 56
Yipeeeeeeeeee

Love the airplane; love the location.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 640,244
Posted By APACHE 56
8 May at FFA

http://i61.tinypic.com/vesv8l.jpg[/IMG]
Forum: Safety 05-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By APACHE 56
Note to Smokyray...

This is a relevant bit of data for the lad who asked about helmets in an earlier post. Helmets like lap/shoulder restraints aren't worth a hoot until you need them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,445
Posted By APACHE 56
Always...

I wear a helmet always (retired military pilot). As for rationale it should be obvious; head protection. I live in Florida and don?t find the unbearable heat and humidly being anymore unbearable with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,949
Posted By APACHE 56
The red one is mine...

The "red RV is mine, Don Stiver of KCOI, Merritt Island. I usually hit the second wave ~ 0900 or try to pick a destination that is at least an hour flight time. Only about 25 min from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,113
Posted By APACHE 56
It seems I can leave well enough alone...

OK, I got the answer to the USB question . But here's a follow on: when reconnecting the USB and opening the Data Manager there is a "Red" button titled "Flight Guide Airport Diagrams." The system...
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