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Forum: RV-6/6A 04-12-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By 219PB
Behind baggage compartment bulkhead

Made a shelf behind the baggage bulkhead door. Put several components there to shift weight back. See the avionics section of Mykitlog link below.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,143
Posted By 219PB
I am in the camp of using 15 degrees of flap for...

I am in the camp of using 15 degrees of flap for normal takeoffs. Unloads the wheels earlier, saves wear and tear on the tires, etc. As soon as I have a positive rate of climb I retract the flaps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By 219PB
I will say it. Calls should not be taken when...

I will say it. Calls should not be taken when piloting an aircraft. That feature is there so that you can make a call during engine warmup. It is bad enough that people in cars cause accidents...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By 219PB
Disposable funnel

I use Trico Fast Funnel. They are disposable one time use funnels. Old funnels are difficult to keep clean. Using these decreases the chance that dirt particles get into the engine. I use these...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,992
Posted By 219PB
I cannot. I did not have the steel box with my 6A...

I cannot. I did not have the steel box with my 6A kit.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,566
Posted By 219PB
Mine has 250 hrs so far with no ill effects.

Mine has 250 hrs so far with no ill effects.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,566
Posted By 219PB
Pictures that PaulvS requested

Paul,

Here are a couple of pictures that I have of the slot that I cut on either side of the center section of the main spar. They are 3/4" tall and I believe that they go about 1 1/2" horizontally...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-13-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By 219PB
I won't be able to make it this month due to...

I won't be able to make it this month due to family commitments. Had a great time at your hanger last month. Will catch you in January if it happens.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,703
Posted By 219PB
I agree with the AP panel being lower. On my RV,...

I agree with the AP panel being lower. On my RV, I have the Dynon system and the "knob panel" that has the Altitude, Heading, and Baro are mounted below the throttle. Two of these three knobs are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,992
Posted By 219PB
The internals of the 680 and 680C are the same. ...

The internals of the 680 and 680C are the same. The 680's case is a little larger so that it would be drop in replacement for the Odyssey 680 battery box. I installed dual 680Cs to take advantage...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-16-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By 219PB
Sounds good

Weather permitting, I will be there. Forecast looks favorable.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,713
Posted By 219PB
Charging voltage

Make sure that you check/adjust your charging voltage. My EarthX charges at 14.2 while a traditional should be 13.7.
Forum: RV-4 10-26-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,388
Posted By 219PB
My fiberglass and carbon fiber

FinnFlyer,

I did what you were originally asking about in your first post. Check out my builders pages in KitLog.com. The link is in my address. Plane has 250 hours so far with no problems with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,357
Posted By 219PB
Picture in the paper from a local flyin

Got my picture in the paper attending a local flyin. I was there parking aircraft and show a kid the aircraft and a local newspaper man interviewed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By 219PB
Thanks Mel, found them on McMaster-Carr. Part...

Thanks Mel, found them on McMaster-Carr. Part number 90909A516.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By 219PB
Those have even a smaller diameter head. Also,...

Those have even a smaller diameter head. Also, they are more apt to get hung up on the seat cushions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By 219PB
Allen head AN526

I thought it would relatively easy to find an Allen head version of the AN526 type of machine screw. Not looking for a certified piece of hardware. Just need an Allen head drive for a couple of my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By 219PB
I will look at mine this afternoon. Don't think...

I will look at mine this afternoon. Don't think I had this issue but honestly don't remember looking for this anomaly.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
CG
Views: 2,735
Posted By 219PB
Mel, I was mistaken, I typed before my brain...

Mel,

I was mistaken, I typed before my brain thought correctly. Empty fuel, full baggage, two passengers my size (175lbs), puts me right at aft CG. I have a spreadsheet and any way I load the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
CG
Views: 2,735
Posted By 219PB
RV-6A

Mine has a 360 with Hartzell constant speed metal prop. 70.11". Nose heavy. But on the other side, if I have full fuel, max baggage, gross weight, the CG is right at the aft limit. Will not go...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,511
Posted By 219PB
When I nested the frame to the canopy, the gap...

When I nested the frame to the canopy, the gap deviations went from almost 0 to 3/16". My canopy was attached to the frame using Sika and one would never know that the canopy did not match the frame...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By 219PB
Thanks Walt. Will give you a call.

Thanks Walt. Will give you a call.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By 219PB
Anyone in TX with a Garmin GMA 245?

There is an issue in my aircraft that I am trying to diagnose. Looking for someone in TX with a Garmin GMA 245 that would let me temporarily install to make sure that that my problem is with my...
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By 219PB
Just called them at 866-739-5687. Very helpful

Just called them at 866-739-5687. Very helpful
Forum: Texas (South) 09-09-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By 219PB
Sounds good

I will be there weather permitting. Will text on Friday if the weather will keep me down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By 219PB
+1 for lifting one of the wife's kitchen hand...

+1 for lifting one of the wife's kitchen hand towels. Works great for wiping up spilled Avgas as well.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,378
Posted By 219PB
Very nice. I like the paint scheme.

Very nice. I like the paint scheme.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By 219PB
Carl, Thanks, I will go check to see what...

Carl,

Thanks, I will go check to see what version I have. Can't believe that I missed a software update. I need to be more diligent.

Paul
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By 219PB
Forecasted weather at altitude on Dynon

I have a Dynon system with HDX screens. In the past when you looked at the info for a particular airport, you could click the Wx tab, scroll to the bottom, and see the forecasted winds at 3000,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By 219PB
I follow this philosophy. If I was going to sell...

I follow this philosophy. If I was going to sell the engine to someone, what information would they need? That is the info that I put in the engine log. Electric fuel pumps, oil coolers, etc, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,704
Posted By 219PB
Donít do that. The fuel tank acts as a heat sink....

Donít do that. The fuel tank acts as a heat sink. Look at my kitlog page link below. My tanks were already built when I installed my bungs. Was no big deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By 219PB
He used the marine ceramic coating. Don't know...

He used the marine ceramic coating. Don't know what he used to wash the aircraft first. I know that he polished the plane before applying the ceramic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By 219PB
Not a hanger queen. I did my best while...

Not a hanger queen. I did my best while building, but was meant to go have fun. Put 200 hours on her in the last 18 months.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By 219PB
He did offer to give me a touchup for free the...

He did offer to give me a touchup for free the day before I left. He used the Hydrosilex Marine product.

https://www.hydrosilex.com/collections/marine
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By 219PB
Oshkosh Camping

Weather permitting, I plan to arrive in HBC on Tuesday before the airshow. 6 hour 13 min flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By 219PB
Local detailer did a really good job!

A local detailer, Bullit Visionz Detailing did a fantastic job of getting my bird ready for Oshkosh. Anyone close to VCT, I would highly recommend this individual. He is very knowledgeable about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,405
Posted By 219PB
That would have generated some explicatives!

That would have generated some explicatives!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,841
Posted By 219PB
If you install the SDS or EFII systems that has...

If you install the SDS or EFII systems that has the fuel constantly circulating back to the tank, the vapor lock issues are non-existent. I meant zero. My engine starts even better when it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,405
Posted By 219PB
I had a Cessna 150, and just after liftoff I...

I had a Cessna 150, and just after liftoff I heard the worst banging noise. Thought the engine was going to fall off of the aircraft. Pulled power, slipped down, landed uneventful. Found the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,405
Posted By 219PB
This one gets my vote for the winner!

This one gets my vote for the winner!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,830
Posted By 219PB
My EFII instructions state to put the adapter on...

My EFII instructions state to put the adapter on the plug and torque as a unit. Followed my instructions to the tee. Contacted Robert and he stated to put the plug back in and retorque to spec.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By 219PB
I had a similar issues with the VPX, different...

I had a similar issues with the VPX, different components, but same results. To solve my issues, I disabled most of the current fault detection options. Only left them on items that had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,830
Posted By 219PB
Another question along those lines. When I...

Another question along those lines. When I installed my auto plugs, I torqued the plug and the adapter as one unit. During the annual, some of the plugs and adaptors came out as one and on others,...
Forum: Job Board 05-18-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By 219PB
Thanks for the PMs. Got some leads on doing air...

Thanks for the PMs. Got some leads on doing air to air photography.
Forum: Job Board 05-17-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By 219PB
Aerial photographer wanted - South Central Texas

Can anyone recommend an aerial photographer in the South Central Texas area?
Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By 219PB
I am looking at the Halletsville fly-in as well,...

I am looking at the Halletsville fly-in as well, weather depending.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,350
Posted By 219PB
I hosted a Boy Scout Aviation merit badge to 10...

I hosted a Boy Scout Aviation merit badge to 10 Scouts and each one got a ride in my RV-6A. 9 of these had never ridden in an aircraft other than a commercial airliner.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By 219PB
Don't you just love the spell checker in action?

Don't you just love the spell checker in action?
Forum: COMM 04-29-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
Just wanted to post an update. Walt was on the...

Just wanted to post an update. Walt was on the money. Found the culprit to be the RG400 connection to the back of the GTR200 tray. Took it loose, inspected and cleaned it. Problem went away.

If...
Forum: COMM 04-28-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
Walt, I agree, but why would not it have done...

Walt, I agree, but why would not it have done that from the initial build? Have not made any changes to the wiring.
Forum: COMM 04-28-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
I only saw the option to adjust the ICS squelch...

I only saw the option to adjust the ICS squelch in the menu. Did not see any adjustments for the receiving squelch. Went through the manual yesterday. Did I miss something?
Forum: RV-4 04-27-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By 219PB
Sorry, my bad.

Sorry, my bad.
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
Bob, my three strobes ground wires come together...

Bob, my three strobes ground wires come together between the seats, combined to a single ground wire, then run to my forest of tabs on the firewall. I have heard about issues such as this and wired...
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
Colin, Will take you up on it. Will give you a...

Colin,

Will take you up on it. Will give you a shout to arrange a time where I can meet you at your airport.

Thanks,

Paul
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
Walt, Thanks for the reply. The aircraft was...

Walt,

Thanks for the reply. The aircraft was completed in Aug of 2019 with RG400 cabling following Garmin's cable length recommendations. A new Red Tail bent antenna was used and the paint was...
Forum: RV-4 04-26-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By 219PB
O-Ring size

Are the O-rings from Van's Viton? Their website does not say, and the description states "The brown O-rings are generally auto fuel resistant, but their tolerance for the newer oxygenated auto fuels...
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By 219PB
Looking for someone with a Garmin GTR 200 installed in Texas

I have a Garmin GTR 200 that recently started breaking squelch when my strobes are on. No other radio or component is exhibiting this issue.

Naturally I spent time physically checking the grounding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 186,869
Posted By 219PB
Guess the other half is on his back entrance.

Guess the other half is on his back entrance.
Forum: Interiors 04-21-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,927
Posted By 219PB
It is good to keep the low/high option. Mine...

It is good to keep the low/high option. Mine start on high but after about 10 min, it gets too warm. There was one flight that I had that the high setting was left on. All it costs you to keep the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,172
Posted By 219PB
I did a mix of both. My harness that connected...

I did a mix of both. My harness that connected all of the components under the dash was built on a board and installed in the aircraft ready to plug and play. You can look at my builders log link...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,756
Posted By 219PB
I would not recommend this. Best practice is to...

I would not recommend this. Best practice is to use new towels or dedicated disposable towels for the plexiglass. There are disposable towels designed specifically for plexiglass. I use DuPont...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,756
Posted By 219PB
I purchased a color coordinated dish towel, about...

I purchased a color coordinated dish towel, about 16"x16", and had my wife embroider the tail number on it. Looks classy and purposeful, and also serves as a rag to wipe up anything that I might...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,375
Posted By 219PB
I have landed my 6A with a 20kt steady crosswind....

I have landed my 6A with a 20kt steady crosswind. That had the rudder at its stop. Personally, I do not fly if I believe that the crosswind component is forecasted over 15kts. My personal minimum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,636
Posted By 219PB
Been there. done that!

Been there. done that!
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