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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By cardinalflier
Huge discharge showing on my Dynon

Yesterday, in the run up area, I noticed a 4-5 amp negative discharge showing on my Dynon Skyview that I installed 3.5 years ago in my RV6. Back at my hangar, I started checking simple connections,...
Forum: California 08-19-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By cardinalflier
Steve’s Aircraft at Lampson( Lakeport, Clearlake)...

Steve’s Aircraft at Lampson( Lakeport, Clearlake) is the best for sheet metal repair.
Bruce Estes
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,658
Posted By cardinalflier
So, Dave needs a new ?handle?. This forum is...

So, Dave needs a new ?handle?. This forum is perfect for soliciting suggestions. I?ll start off with ?Ragdoll?. Fire away and I will make sure everyone at our airport and EAA is aware of Dave?s...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,658
Posted By cardinalflier
Several years ago a buddy asked me to look at his...

Several years ago a buddy asked me to look at his Cardinal to see if I could determine why his oil temp was very high after having a recent annual. A scat tube runs from the back baffling to the oil...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By cardinalflier
SDS for dual mag engines

Sure wish you had a certified version for my Cardinal. I have your SDS CPI-2 on my RV6 and absolutely love it.
Bruce Estes
Forum: Painting your RV 01-21-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By cardinalflier
Kracon painted my Cardinal about 1.5 years ago,...

Kracon painted my Cardinal about 1.5 years ago, and my RV6 a few years prior. Great job on both. Come to Lincoln airport and I can show both airplanes to you. Then you can visit Kracon at Lincoln....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By cardinalflier
Install the SDS CPI-2 system. You will love it. ...

Install the SDS CPI-2 system. You will love it. I? ve been running the SDS on my 6 for 7 months. It is great with superb support by Ross. Bruce Estes
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,212
Posted By cardinalflier
Mike Shook: I just sent you a pm. Bruce Estes

Mike Shook: I just sent you a pm. Bruce Estes
Forum: Interiors 12-19-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,551
Posted By cardinalflier
Vans seat foam and patterns

Classic Aero is quoting next June (2020) for delivery of new orders. I want to replace the seat backs and cushions on my RV6 but don?t want to wait till June. So, thinking of buying Vans foam and...
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By cardinalflier
Email sent to Stew

Email sent to Stew
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,506
Posted By cardinalflier
I have about 10 hours on my CPI-2, using only one...

I have about 10 hours on my CPI-2, using only one side of the dual setup, retaining one mag. I can?t wait to complete the installation using both sides of the CPI-2. The system is GREAT, and Ross...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By cardinalflier
I had a similar problem. After a LOT of trouble...

I had a similar problem. After a LOT of trouble shooting we discovered the ?clunk? was the starter gear teeth not meshing with the flywheel teeth. This was with a new starter. I discussed this...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-17-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
Success

Barry from SDS contacted me last night (Sunday). They found THEIR mistake in a wiring harness. I made the correction this morning and I now have a tach reading from the CPI-2. Flew for .5. I now...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
Also, my plan is to run one side of my dual...

Also, my plan is to run one side of my dual system for a while, then complete the wiring, dump the remaining mag, and go all EI. But, I need the Skyview to read the signal from SDS, otherwise I will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
Dynon reads a mag/ignition signal. If one signal...

Dynon reads a mag/ignition signal. If one signal goes away, like a mag check, Dynon immediately reads the other signal. When I kill the mag during a runup mag check, the Dynon reads 0 rpm. There...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
HELP

My CPI-2 is running but I have an issue that Dynon and SDS have not been able to solve. I get a 0 RPM reading from my Skyview when I kill the mag. I am running one side of of the dual SDS system,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
It flies

Did my first flight today since installing the SDS CPI-2 electronic ignition, using only one system initially. Almost everything worked as expected, no surprises. Only flew for about one hour. I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
Toolbuilder: I don't check my P.M.'s on a ...

Toolbuilder: I don't check my P.M.'s on a regular basis so sorry for not getting back to you. I really prefer email as that gets checked often. Compressions are stock and I have the dual...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
David: The empty space behind my panel is VERY...

David: The empty space behind my panel is VERY limited because I have a LOT of Dynon stuff. So, I mounted the controller on the forward side of the bulkhead forward of the instrument panel. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-08-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,026
Posted By cardinalflier
sds cpi-2 progress

I am close to flying my 20 year old RV6 with newly installed CPI-2. I removed an original LS for the SDS.
Some of the issues I ran into were, first, the plan was to purchase the dual system,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-31-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 36,507
Posted By cardinalflier
Toolbuilder: Please check your PM's. Thanks,...

Toolbuilder: Please check your PM's. Thanks, Bruce Estes
Forum: California 03-05-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By cardinalflier
Kyle: Let me know if you decide to use Kracon. ...

Kyle: Let me know if you decide to use Kracon. I might be able to give you a ride back to Gnoss. I?m always looking for an excuse to fly. Bruce Estes
Forum: California 03-05-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By cardinalflier
Kracon in Lincoln (KLHM).

Kracon in Lincoln (KLHM).
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-27-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By cardinalflier
Call JR at Precision Static at Livermore. He...

Call JR at Precision Static at Livermore. He comes to you. I?ve used him for several years and several of us at Lincoln now use him. 925 449-5904. Tell JR that Bruce recommended him. Bruce...
Forum: Reviews 11-17-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 796
Posted By cardinalflier
Nor Cal paint shop pirep

Kracon Paint, located at KLHM ( Lincoln Airport in Northern California) just completed a paint job on my Cardinal. A few years ago they painted my RV6. Their work is superb with a lot of attention...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By cardinalflier
I lowered the inboard aileron hinge about 1/16 on...

I lowered the inboard aileron hinge about 1/16 on my 6 on the light wing and that solved my heavy wing issue. I would not have believed that little amount would make that big of difference. Bruce...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By cardinalflier
I have 1100 hours on my Jerry Harold ?pointy?...

I have 1100 hours on my Jerry Harold ?pointy? spinner with no issues.
Bruce Estes
RV6 with IO360
Forum: California 08-14-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By cardinalflier
Yes, there are MAJOR changes to the airspace. ...

Yes, there are MAJOR changes to the airspace. VFR ?flyways?, similar to LAX have also been added. Use flight following, listen to the radio for instructions, use a moving map such as Foreflight,...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,194
Posted By cardinalflier
I have two of the plastic vents available for...

I have two of the plastic vents available for free. Just pay the postage. Bruce Estes
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,291
Posted By cardinalflier
I just solved my heavy wing issue by raising the...

I just solved my heavy wing issue by raising the inboard end of the right aileron by about 1/16-3/32. The amount was so small i did not expect any change. But, I was pleasantly surprised that my...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-30-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,683
Posted By cardinalflier
Nick: the number you gave me is incorrect. ...

Nick: the number you gave me is incorrect. Pleasecall me at 650504-4464. Bruce Estes. Pacific daylight time.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-30-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,683
Posted By cardinalflier
Nick, please check your PM?s. Thank you, Bruce...

Nick, please check your PM?s. Thank you, Bruce Estes
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-27-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,683
Posted By cardinalflier
I knew the pilot and his wife well. Please say a...

I knew the pilot and his wife well. Please say a prayer for the family.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By cardinalflier
I did not get a response. Nothing. Not even a...

I did not get a response. Nothing. Not even a polite ?We are not building that plenum?. Bruce Estes
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By cardinalflier
I email you as listed on your website. I want...

I email you as listed on your website. I want pricing for a plenum for my RV6 with a IO360. Thanks, Bruce Estes. brucee7837@aol.com
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By cardinalflier
Chuck: thanks for the info. I emailed RV Bits,...

Chuck: thanks for the info. I emailed RV Bits, inquiring about a plenum for my RV6 but have not heard back. What is the cost for your new plenum and is it glass or c/f? I am still thinking of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By cardinalflier
Plenum

Chuck: I am in Northern Ca. And would be interested in a plenum for my RV6 and would like to explore the split shipping. Please let me know what you find out. Thanks, Bruce Estes
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By cardinalflier
I used to fly in KSNA to visit my daughter in...

I used to fly in KSNA to visit my daughter in Orange County. You need to take a big credit card and study the vfr corridors thru the LAX airspace. The controllers are good but will not cut you any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By cardinalflier
Great webinar. Thanks, Bruce Estes

Great webinar. Thanks, Bruce Estes
Forum: California 03-11-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By cardinalflier
We have 15 flying RV?s at Lincoln, Ca. with (2)...

We have 15 flying RV?s at Lincoln, Ca. with (2) 14?s under construction. Bruce Estes
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-17-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,072
Posted By cardinalflier
PNP flights and dogs ear protection

I flew my first PNP mission this week using my Cardinal. I would much rather fly my RV6 for these missions but my RV is a LOT noiser than my Cardinal. Should I be worried about thedogs...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,081
Posted By cardinalflier
Crate for containment?

I am thinking of flying some PNP missions in either my Cessna Cardinal ( remove the back seat for big dogs) or my RV6. Does everyone use a crate to contain the dog? What about big dogs that wont...
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By cardinalflier
Hartzell blended airfoil blade

What improvement in speed and climb rate shpuld I expect if I replaced my standard blade Hartzell with a blended airfoil blade Hartzell on my IO360 powered RV6? Thanks
Forum: California 07-26-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By cardinalflier
Another vote for Lee in Rio Vista

Another vote for Lee in Rio Vista
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By cardinalflier
electric fuel pump

Hi All: I am thinking of changing out my electric fuel pump on my RV6 to something smaller. It's a long story. So, what are you using for an electric/backup fuel pump for an IO360? Thanks,...
Forum: California 02-19-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By cardinalflier
Correction. RV6. No nose wheel for me. Bruce

Correction. RV6. No nose wheel for me. Bruce
Forum: California 02-19-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By cardinalflier
I fly out of the Lincoln, Ca. Airport. KRIU is...

I fly out of the Lincoln, Ca. Airport. KRIU is about a 10 minute flight from the Lincoln Airport in my RV6a. The Lincoln airport is a public airport,owned by the City of Lincoln. For the past...
Forum: California 02-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By cardinalflier
Mike Duncan of Sunshine flyers in Auburn. He is...

Mike Duncan of Sunshine flyers in Auburn. He is great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By cardinalflier
Contact Mike at Sunshine Flyers, 530 820-3442,...

Contact Mike at Sunshine Flyers, 530 820-3442, KAUN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By cardinalflier
Calif. Is a big state. Where in Ca?

Calif. Is a big state. Where in Ca?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,164
Posted By cardinalflier
Attackpilot: I think Emag has two ignition...

Attackpilot: I think Emag has two ignition advance curves available. How much timing advance did you have? Also, what do you have for an engine monitor?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,612
Posted By cardinalflier
Lightspeed Ignition and p Mag

My RV6 that i purchased about one year ago has one Lightspeed electronic ignition and one mag. The mag has close to 400 hours and my plan was to send in the mag for an IRAN when it reached 500...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By cardinalflier
Another vote for Dilly.

Another vote for Dilly.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-12-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,832
Posted By cardinalflier
Do you haveaweb addressfor pnp? Thx

Do you haveaweb addressfor pnp? Thx
Forum: California 08-03-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,915
Posted By cardinalflier
John, my hangar neighbor, flies a Citabria out of...

John, my hangar neighbor, flies a Citabria out of Lincoln. He and his father are going to build a RV14 at the father's house in Eldorado Hills. If this is not you, I will get you their info. John,...
Forum: California 08-03-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,915
Posted By cardinalflier
Hi Rob: Are you John 's father? If not, there...

Hi Rob: Are you John 's father? If not, there is going to be a second RV14 being built in El Dorado Hills.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,926
Posted By cardinalflier
A little bit of IFR training can lead to a false...

A little bit of IFR training can lead to a false confidence. Staying proficient at IFR flying takes consistent practice under the hood, or in actual IMC. It can be very difficult to stay upright in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By cardinalflier
PM sent to Blain

PM sent to Blain
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By cardinalflier
I cured a VC compass of the same problem by...

I cured a VC compass of the same problem by disassembling the compass and cleaning the inside. The compass had just enough junk inside to hinder free movement.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,220
Posted By cardinalflier
OAT probe location

The previous owner of my RV6 installed a Dynon OAT Probe on the rear tailcone under the stab forhis D10a install. The adahrs unit is in front of the stab under the fairing. I upgraded to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By cardinalflier
Fuel pump tripping circuit breaker

My Weldon fuel pump occasionally trips my new 5 amp circuit breaker when turning on the fuel pump for my first start of the day on my IO360. Thoughts? Is 5 amp enough for thr Weldon pump? Is my...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 05-14-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,077
Posted By cardinalflier
How many hours to convert? Looks great. Bruce

How many hours to convert? Looks great. Bruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,120
Posted By cardinalflier
Thanks Dynon

After redoing the panel in my RV-6, and installing a Dynon Skyview with most of the Dynon options, I was having a problem with the configuration setup between my GNS430W and Dynon. A quick call to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By cardinalflier
Lightspeed. I'm heading to the airport soon and...

Lightspeed. I'm heading to the airport soon and will try going into the Dynon again. Thanks,
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