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Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,036
Posted By bill.hutchison
I don't think you have this wrong in terms of...

I don't think you have this wrong in terms of behavior, but either one is still an uncoordinated state that can result in a spin if you also stall while doing it.

The FAA has an excellent AC on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,036
Posted By bill.hutchison
This is bizarre. If you spun, it's because you...

This is bizarre. If you spun, it's because you stalled while uncoordinated. My guess is he was demonstrating lack of coordination and stalling...slips are fine final - it's one of the first things I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Nope, you got the location right. And I...

Nope, you got the location right. And I appreciate the note.

After we got the new brake flanges on the torque plates and re-installed on the axles, we learned two things:

1) The shoulder screws in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
I finally did, yeah - didn't realize what all was...

I finally did, yeah - didn't realize what all was on there.

I may still spring for paper.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,029
Posted By bill.hutchison
missing RV6 S/B?

Great improvements. Have been through projects like this and I do appreciate how hard it is to pull off. Nicely done.

Question: Why is the RV-6 omitted from the Service Bulletin aircraft list?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Just to close this issue out - this was the part...

Just to close this issue out - this was the part I needed. U-403-PC, which is depicted on the C2 drawing if you have the flash drive.

Everything is new for me, right? So the whole process of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,283
Posted By bill.hutchison
I've seen a lot of people using OneWheels in DC...

I've seen a lot of people using OneWheels in DC to get around. The things look darn fun and they go way faster than I would have expected.

Still, I think a folding bike would be a little more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Dave, thank you - I donít think itís the plates...

Dave, thank you - I donít think itís the plates that are cracked. Itís the brake mount that is attached to them.

I donít have them with me and will check again tomorrow but I believe thatís the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Dave, thanks for that. Seems like I need the...

Dave, thanks for that.

Seems like I need the U-604 part, but that doesn't return anything on the Vans catalog. Hmmm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Plot thickens - that RV10 diagram posted...

Plot thickens - that RV10 diagram posted indicates that it's NOT my torque plates that are broken....it's the U1003 part (in that diagram.)

Is that the same part for the RV6A? I am digging through...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Ugh. You're right, I didn't spec which RV, did...

Ugh.

You're right, I didn't spec which RV, did I?

I have an RV6A. Edited the original post.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By bill.hutchison
Help Identifying This Brake Part?

I'm waist deep in my first CI as an owner, working with my local mech and following the most excellent guide that Walt from EXP put together.

I have an RV6A with Cleveland brakes.

Determined...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By bill.hutchison
Okay that's terrific advice right there. I'm...

Okay that's terrific advice right there. I'm about to start some work that will require me to get into the tail and it wouldn't have occurred to me in a million years to use christmas lights but...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,487
Posted By bill.hutchison
Assuming best intent, it's to inform other...

Assuming best intent, it's to inform other traffic that you're no longer going to be participating.

It's not HELPFUL to do this in the context of other rules, but there you go.

The other one that...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,487
Posted By bill.hutchison
I don't know how to do this, myself, but I've...

I don't know how to do this, myself, but I've never had a problem with someone doing it in the pattern. I see it all the time, and the entry works nicely with typical traffic patterns.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,487
Posted By bill.hutchison
I teach a lot of primary students from a towered...

I teach a lot of primary students from a towered field inside a Mode C veil, so everyone's got radios and ADS-B.....

...until we get to the practice area, part of which is outside the veil and well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,218
Posted By bill.hutchison
Previous owner of my airplane did that. Velcro'd...

Previous owner of my airplane did that. Velcro'd this neat little spring-loaded bracket thingy that holds a fuel sampler. Very handy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,386
Posted By bill.hutchison
Re-installed my prop after complying with the...

Re-installed my prop after complying with the 100-hour AD on the hub - I have the aluminum one. All good. And now I know how to install a prop. :)

Flew a LOT yesterday - VKX JYO YNG DMW EVY VKX....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By bill.hutchison
I just asked Vans this question last week. They...

I just asked Vans this question last week.

They said the 72" prop is recommended for my 6A and that the extra 2" does not give any real performance increase.

That's what I'll be ordering when the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By bill.hutchison
Question is pretty well-answered, but just for...

Question is pretty well-answered, but just for depth....

The white rear-facing light requirement is a Position Light, not an Anti-Collision light. The strobes are considered part of the...
Forum: GPS 10-06-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By bill.hutchison
Here's a pretty interesting article about why you...

Here's a pretty interesting article about why you sometimes get discrepancies between MSL and GPS altitude, if you're interested.

https://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0703/geoid1of3.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By bill.hutchison
I called EI about a replacement and they...

I called EI about a replacement and they suggested checking some wiring first because the behavior I saw was more consistent with an electrical issue than with a total failure mode. I might try that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,250
Posted By bill.hutchison
I was able to bump up my coverage from $60K to...

I was able to bump up my coverage from $60K to $80K....and it only increased my premium $70. :) Also Global.

I am a CFI/CFII/MEI w/ 1200-ish hours and 100+ in type now.

And I use SkySmith....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-30-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By bill.hutchison
Bizarre Fuel Pressure Readings

I suspect I may have a fuel pressure sending unit getting ready to die, but not sure.

The EI FL-5 fuel computer has been a damned useful instrument, and the prior owner of my airplane really had it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,250
Posted By bill.hutchison
I am shocked. SHOCKED. My premium just came up...

I am shocked. SHOCKED.

My premium just came up for renewal and it went DOWN. Way down.

Getting 100 hours in type over the year helped, I guess.
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,837
Posted By bill.hutchison
Flying Eyes makes sunglasses with a reader...

Flying Eyes makes sunglasses with a reader portion in the lower lens.

In my RV, the lower version is PERFECT. The line of the reader is aligned with just under the top of the dash, so if I flick my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,519
Posted By bill.hutchison
Impressive tailwind. I don't think I've ever seen...

Impressive tailwind. I don't think I've ever seen one like that westbound.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By bill.hutchison
Dan - This 15F delta between the case port and...

Dan - This 15F delta between the case port and the indicated oil temp - is this a normal temperature spread, or are you getting this spread BECAUSE you have insulated your breather tube?
Forum: Tools 09-08-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'm trying to remember on mine since it's been a...

I'm trying to remember on mine since it's been a while.....but it's either a button on the display unit, or it's a button on the base of the camera connector near where it joins the display unit. It...
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By bill.hutchison
Poor Radio Quality on one Freq, one radio

I've got two radios in my RV - an SL-30 and a GNC 250XL GPS/Comm.

We're required to talk to departure at my field, and there is one frequency which always, always sounds terrible in my ears when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,720
Posted By bill.hutchison
Chased down a brake issue. Have it licked but...

Chased down a brake issue. Have it licked but still getting the moaning French Horn sounds. Not sure why yet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By bill.hutchison
So this hasn't happened again. But, because it's...

So this hasn't happened again. But, because it's good form to post updates...

I ended up having to replace my brake reservoir because I broke it whilst removing the cap which was over-torqued (I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By bill.hutchison
101-Level Errors for August

I might start a series of posts for this: silly mistakes newbie owners make that maybe other newbie owners can learn from.

We'll call this one: "Reading the Torque Chart Carefully."

Y'all might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,620
Posted By bill.hutchison
Keith, I'm in your neck of the woods, so I...

Keith, I'm in your neck of the woods, so I understand the situation with respect to CFI and flight school availability - it's utterly bonkers.

I've never flown an RV-4, so I can't speak to that...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By bill.hutchison
You want to look at 14 CFR 91.225. Your answers...

You want to look at 14 CFR 91.225. Your answers about where you can operate are in there, specifically under (d).
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By bill.hutchison
At the risk of being pilloried for asking a dumb...

At the risk of being pilloried for asking a dumb question, is there a master list published somewhere of what the various torque values should be by assembly?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
How are you cleaning the valve?

How are you cleaning the valve?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
Ok. You've got me re-thinking and possibly...

Ok. You've got me re-thinking and possibly over-thinking this now....

The first picture here is how it's routed now. As you can see, the crankcase breather points left, (relative to the pilot seat)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
Very possibly. “Uphill” was the biggest...

Very possibly. “Uphill” was the biggest takeaway.

Does this mean shorter but uphill is the better play?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
Allan said yeah, he suggested gasoline every once...

Allan said yeah, he suggested gasoline every once in a while.



I was curious about that because I had the same thought...I was expecting that maybe the vac portion of the system would reduce that....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks Bob - yeah, Allan was pretty emphatic...

Thanks Bob - yeah, Allan was pretty emphatic about routing that hose down and then up. I'm actually thinking about getting a longer length of hose and running a longer route with a bigger loop, so to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
ASA Air/Oil Separator: Installed!

For a lot of you this would be a trivial task, but for me, a newbie owner, this was pretty major.

I was able to install the Air/Oil Separator, use the braided line that came with the kit (because I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By bill.hutchison
I own both a set of Halos and a CQ1. I like both,...

I own both a set of Halos and a CQ1. I like both, very much.

Both are extremely comfortable. My non-scientific middle-aged hearing says the sound quality is about the same.

CQ1 gets an extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By bill.hutchison
If time is a major factor for you, have a shop do...

If time is a major factor for you, have a shop do it and ask if you can observe and take notes so you can try it yourself when time *isn't* a factor. My local mech is really good about letting me do...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-17-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,667
Posted By bill.hutchison
I switched to dual Pmags recently as well. Did...

I switched to dual Pmags recently as well. Did one, flew with it a while, then did the other one. My mags were getting up in age and an overhaul was due. Engine is smooth and starts right up on 1-2...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-09-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By bill.hutchison
Much this. Brad has taken what I'd call an...

Much this. Brad has taken what I'd call an inordinately large amount of time with me on the phone to discuss how the mags work in my airplane and has offered suggestions and solutions to my questions...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,234
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'm sorry you're dealing with this - it sounds...

I'm sorry you're dealing with this - it sounds very frustrating.

I've been working remotely with Andre for a few months on a new panel design and he's been completely amazing to work with. Glad you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
Encoder replaced, all good.

Got the airplane back today. It was definitely the encoder.

The shop shrugged and apologized for giving me a "Serviceable" encoder that wasn't. Everything tested and checked out, ATC was happy....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
quick update

Decided to go up today just to make sure I wasn't crazy or had completely missed an altimeter setting.

Departed VKX, altimeter was 30.04.

Climbed to 1000 MSL indicated, called approach....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yup. I spoke to the shop and they're going to...

Yup. I spoke to the shop and they're going to take care of it as soon as I can get the airplane back to them, which will likely be this week sometime.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
Primary altimeter is analog and has been working...

Primary altimeter is analog and has been working consistently correctly up until this issue. I do not have an EFIS with an output yet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
Thanks for the tips. Altimeter was set...

Thanks for the tips.

Altimeter was set correctly for the conditions at the time, and ATC was reporting that I was off, not an internet flight tracker. Pressure altitude displayed on the GTX was the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yeah - I'll send you a PM. I asked about 232...

Yeah - I'll send you a PM.



I asked about 232 and the shop told me that would require re-wiring.

This is a temporary solution; my new panel should be coming in a couple of weeks and the Dynon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By bill.hutchison
Altitude Encoder Issue

According to my local avionics shop, my ACK30 was working intermittently, so they replaced it with another used one.

This one may also be a problem, because it's encoding 500-600 feet higher than...
Forum: GPS 07-29-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,846
Posted By bill.hutchison
The Aera 760 is not legal for IFR navigation....

The Aera 760 is not legal for IFR navigation.

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=Ub3ANMaaxp64aQACZkFWi9
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,179
Posted By bill.hutchison
While the website was cute and funny, not even...

While the website was cute and funny, not even having an artist's rendering is.....

....disappointing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By bill.hutchison
I only have brakes on the pilot side, but I'll...

I only have brakes on the pilot side, but I'll give this a whirl.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By bill.hutchison
The plot thickens a bit.... Did a taxi test...

The plot thickens a bit....

Did a taxi test yesterday...braking action was fine, no moaning. Press down the brakes, set the parking brake, do a run-up...

Once again, the moan starts, nose starts to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By bill.hutchison
Yes! This is the exact sound I'm having - loud...

Yes! This is the exact sound I'm having - loud moaning sound is a perfect description.

Difference here is that my brake on the right isn't quite as strong as the one on the left.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By bill.hutchison
I'll do that. I've read that the Rapco brake...

I'll do that. I've read that the Rapco brake liners need to be conditioned. I've also read that the SAME brake liners do NOT need this. <shrug>



Did some searching. Turns out I have some anti-seize...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By bill.hutchison
Brake Question

I have recently replaced pads and bled both brakes. Pedals are firm.

At my airport, I have to taxi from the hangar line to the taxiway down a short incline/hill - nothing TOO aggressive, but I do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By bill.hutchison
I just did this a week ago. I have Pmags, and...

I just did this a week ago. I have Pmags, and since re-timing them takes 10 seconds, it was much, much easier to it this way.

I did have to cut down an allen wrench to get to the fuel pump bolts....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By bill.hutchison
Helpful stuff. Since posting, I've been...

Helpful stuff.

Since posting, I've been researching. Seems that conventional wisdom dictates that I use the same kind of glass and mat that was originally used on the cowl.

What kind of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By bill.hutchison
Dan, if I'm reading your instructions correctly,...

Dan, if I'm reading your instructions correctly, I'll build up new glass from the outside, right? Laying the new pieces on one after the other, and then I'll remove the temp piece? Then cut the new...
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