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Forum: RV-10 Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By airguy
I have over a thousand hours on my 9A with IO360...

I have over a thousand hours on my 9A with IO360 flying autoplugs, most of it in cruise in the mid-teens, and have had it up to FL210 on two occasions. No issues with the plugs at all related to...
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By airguy
Tell me more about this - I need a place to be...

Tell me more about this - I need a place to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,008
Posted By airguy
The fuel pump does not have a mechanism to dump...

The fuel pump does not have a mechanism to dump fuel, except for a failure of the fuel pump diaphragm which would show up as low fuel pressure, not high.

What fuel levels did you measure during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By airguy
Bingo. Ken - glad to see you continuing to put...

Bingo.

Ken - glad to see you continuing to put high quality parts on the market!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-12-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By airguy
Any updates on the EM-6 and closed loop...

Any updates on the EM-6 and closed loop operation? I am enjoying flying at high altitude and actually being able to watch my mixture change as the fuel cools off (98F on the ramp this afternoon, 25F...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By airguy
I would be quite happy to run turbo-normalized...

I would be quite happy to run turbo-normalized with 8.5:1 compression - but I don't think I would want to do it at 10:1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
Posted By airguy
I'm running 93E10 instead of 100LL by preference,...

I'm running 93E10 instead of 100LL by preference, which is more prone to vaporizing. Occasionally during the summer months I'll see something similar to what you describe, but rarely and it's easy to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-11-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By airguy
There are two primary players in the modern...

There are two primary players in the modern engine computer game, Ross Farnham with SDS and Robert Paisley with EFII32. There are subtle differences between the packages they offer, but either of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
Posted By airguy
Whose fuel valve? There are multiple vendors on...

Whose fuel valve? There are multiple vendors on the market. The Andair, *I think* has an overlap where there is no pressure loss - not 100% certain on that although I can say with 100% certainty that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
Posted By airguy
My opinion is based purely on the technical...

My opinion is based purely on the technical merits of the two systems, and is strictly that - my opinion.
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By airguy
Many of them do mods to their airplanes (and test...

Many of them do mods to their airplanes (and test them - key part there) for additional flutter margin at higher speeds. They are, quite literally, test pilots when they do these things.

Some have...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By airguy
And this is exactly why Vans doesn't want to talk...

And this is exactly why Vans doesn't want to talk about it - because people are way too loose with words like "negligent" and "liable".

Van's is not the manufacturer of the airplane - the builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
Posted By airguy
To begin with, I don't particularly like the EFII...

To begin with, I don't particularly like the EFII System 32, but that's not what caused your problem here. The same problem sometimes manifests in the SDS system as well.

When you're on the ground...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By airguy
The problem with that is that you'll immediately...

The problem with that is that you'll immediately see a whole host of other questions right on top of that, from builders wanting to "hop up" their airplane. "What was the weakest structural member?"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By airguy
The standard shunt should have a voltage across...

The standard shunt should have a voltage across it of 1 millivolt for every amp of current flowing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,492
Posted By airguy
The secrecy also drives interest - everyone over...

The secrecy also drives interest - everyone over a foot tall in the EAB industry knows about the RV15 and is paying attention - thats free advertising, and a lot of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,430
Posted By airguy
You fly 100mph on final?

You fly 100mph on final?
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,082
Posted By airguy
Perhaps so you can do things you shouldn't be,...

Perhaps so you can do things you shouldn't be, without "the man" watching you.

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/bridge-stunt-leads-to-ads-b-revocation/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By airguy
For folks like me who put a real pitot mast under...

For folks like me who put a real pitot mast under the wing for a heated pitot or AOA sensor pitot, that leaves an abandoned hole in the wing at the location for the Vans-plan stainless steel tube...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By airguy
John Deakin and "Pelicans Perch" - a series of...

John Deakin and "Pelicans Perch" - a series of articles he did for Avweb - he has several in there related to "The Red Box" where you don't want to run the engine - very good stuff....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By airguy
I would suspect inadequate grounding between the...

I would suspect inadequate grounding between the engine and the airframe/battery. The alternator relies on that ground return path, and if it's not a good solid electrical connection then the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By airguy
You asked the question, and have gotten multiple...

You asked the question, and have gotten multiple answers that you don't accept. I suggest you take up the issue with the FAA and ask them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By airguy
Exactly that - they are not certificated. Anybody...

Exactly that - they are not certificated. Anybody could build anything with zero oversight and questionable (or nonexistent) backup equipment. They are not going to let that type of equipment be used...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By airguy
Same here, I ran without it for a little over 3...

Same here, I ran without it for a little over 3 years until I got my IFR. I installed it for that, and won't do without it again.

For VFR flight you are a little more relaxed and have the time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By airguy
My uncle did that to my 9A on his first landing...

My uncle did that to my 9A on his first landing attempt in the airplane - stalled it from about 2' high and dropped it hard enough to leave witness marks on the nose gear leg from the AntiSplat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By airguy
Turbos don't like enormously high EGT's feeding...

Turbos don't like enormously high EGT's feeding the turbine side - so stay ROP or LOP - but not AT peak.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By airguy
I just crossed a thousand hours on the 9A I built...

I just crossed a thousand hours on the 9A I built and haven't looked back once yet.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,685
Posted By airguy
It's not interest that's lacking, it's hardware.

It's not interest that's lacking, it's hardware.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,350
Posted By airguy
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,350
Posted By airguy
I'm hoping for something like a Vashon Ranger...

I'm hoping for something like a Vashon Ranger with some nuts. And if so, I'll be ordering one.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,592
Posted By airguy
Oh man, I remember that, being able to hear the...

Oh man, I remember that, being able to hear the fly-back transformers. The color TV sets sounded different than the black-and-white, as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,350
Posted By airguy
They told me "the plan" was to bring a flying...

They told me "the plan" was to bring a flying prototype to Oshkosh, assuming all the construction progress and flight testing went according to Plan A. I couldn't get any other real info out of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,575
Posted By airguy
I can pick up VOR from over 100nm away using the...

I can pick up VOR from over 100nm away using the Archer antenna - but I am also using good quality coax, something that I've seen others skimp on and regret it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,350
Posted By airguy
That's the case with any large group of vendors -...

That's the case with any large group of vendors - whether be at a car show, boat show, airplane show, or rodeo/carnival. There are a certain small percentage of them (just like pilots, I suppose)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,575
Posted By airguy
The Archer antenna does work, yes. Can't help you...

The Archer antenna does work, yes. Can't help you with an afterbuilt refit though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By airguy
I installed one of these a few months ago in my...

I installed one of these a few months ago in my airplane, works as advertised, no complaint. My goal was just as others have said - I want to fly formation which needs rapid throttle movements.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,350
Posted By airguy
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N16GN/history/...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N16GN/history/20220406/1525Z/73XS/KLAL

6.8 hours including taxi time - 42 gallons - nonstop, landed with 25 gallons still in the tank so I don't have to buy the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,350
Posted By airguy
I'm heading east in the morning, should be about...

I'm heading east in the morning, should be about 6 hours nonstop for me at 17,000', burning about 45 gallons. See you soon!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-05-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By airguy
The final pair of bulkheads in the absolute tail...

The final pair of bulkheads in the absolute tail - verify they are not reversed. At one point I believe the drawings actually indicated them reversed, or at least that's what I heard - not confirmed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By airguy
Not encouraging anyone here to flout the regs,...

Not encouraging anyone here to flout the regs, but there is no part of the transponder or ADSB-out data that tells ATC if your inspection date is expired.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By airguy
Might I recommend a 180 bend in the vertical...

Might I recommend a 180 bend in the vertical direction instead? Can be much larger radius that way, and cut way down on the pressure drop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By airguy
1987 suzuki samurai

1987 suzuki samurai
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By airguy
Agreed. It's already difficult for access once...

Agreed. It's already difficult for access once the tanks are on the wing, and the locknuts prevent rotation anyway. Not needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By airguy
And this is precisely the reason there are so...

And this is precisely the reason there are so many "80%" projects available for sale on the used market. People get to the end of the hand-holding with relatively simple assembly instructions, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By airguy
I use Skyvector and Weathermeister for all the...

I use Skyvector and Weathermeister for all the flight planning functions, but I need something on my phone where I can file without using a full-blown computer. Weathermeister works well on the phone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,428
Posted By airguy
Couple things to think about here. First -...

Couple things to think about here.

First - where is the evidence of the PROBLEM that you are trying to solve - how many failures of this connection have been documented? There's no point in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By airguy
Got a message back from fltplan.com support -...

Got a message back from fltplan.com support - they'll have it in the database in about a week - so that's a positive in their favor.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By airguy
Same here for the #6 attach screws - but 1000...

Same here for the #6 attach screws - but 1000 flight hours later I've got two of the four screw holes stripped and enlarged for #8. Not really a big deal in the long run I suppose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By airguy
I looked at fltplan.com, but it doesn't recognize...

I looked at fltplan.com, but it doesn't recognize my private home airport. I sent an email to their support group asking WTF on that one. Obviously I can't use a filing tool that doesn't recognize...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By airguy
Flight planning software?

Foreflight just went up 20% on the subscription rates effective yesterday.

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/foreflight-raises-subscription-prices-by-20-percent-as-of-today/

That brings up the...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,260
Posted By airguy
Agreed. There is nothing difficult about safety...

Agreed. There is nothing difficult about safety wire on that plug. I check mine every annual.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By airguy
Yep, had that happen once on my 9A also. Only at...

Yep, had that happen once on my 9A also. Only at cruise speed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-16-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By airguy
Thanks to getting a little "click-happy" a while...

Thanks to getting a little "click-happy" a while back, I ended up with a pile more -110 oil filters than I will be needing anytime soon. Anybody that want to trade for some 108's, let me know. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,370
Posted By airguy
Next lesson for your helper - how to drill out...

Next lesson for your helper - how to drill out rivets! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-11-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,993
Posted By airguy
Most glass today has an available internal backup...

Most glass today has an available internal backup battery not requiring a switched source that you can start the panel on.
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By airguy
Uavionixs has been purchased

https://www.avweb.com/avionics/dc-capital-partners-purchases-uavionix/

Well ****. We all know what happens next...

I had high hopes for them, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By airguy
It was true prior to Dynon realizing that making...

It was true prior to Dynon realizing that making a good comm radio had a lot more in it than they thought, and smartly partnering with Trig to offer a rebranded Trig radio with a Dynon label. It was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,993
Posted By airguy
Way more answers already than you need,...

Way more answers already than you need, but...

My Dynon EFIS uses a backup battery so I start it first on the backup battery, to avoid a brownout of the screen during cranking.
Fuel pump on - check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,464
Posted By airguy
Ordered! Love this kind of stuff.

Ordered! Love this kind of stuff.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-10-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By airguy
Airflow performance, or the SDS pump module.

Airflow performance, or the SDS pump module.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By airguy
In theory, a torque wrench should be used on...

In theory, a torque wrench should be used on EVERY bolt in the airplane.

In practice, there are really only a couple dozen bolts where the torque wrench is critical and MUST-HAVE. You'll need a...
Forum: Reviews 03-09-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By airguy
I hope they've gotten better over time. I...

I hope they've gotten better over time. I switched to Dynon specifically because of past experience with Garmin.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-09-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By airguy
I finally gave up on the click-type and just run...

I finally gave up on the click-type and just run beam-type now. They don't have a "didn't click" failure mode.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-09-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By airguy
What is the requirement for IFR alternates in low...

What is the requirement for IFR alternates in low weather? IIRC there used to be a bit about needing VHF equipment at either the primary or alternate in low weather - did that get changed?
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