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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By flyinga
Alternator help

Helping a friend with an alternator problem with his RV7A, IO360 parallel valve with Nippon-Denso 14684N self regulated alternator. He has a Rocky Mountain Instruments engine monitor with a Hall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,875
Posted By flyinga
Welcome and as part of you indoctrination it's...

Welcome and as part of you indoctrination it's "condition inspection" and not "conditional inspection."
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By flyinga
I don't think it matters. I just filled mine...

I don't think it matters. I just filled mine until I was pleased with the look.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,976
Posted By flyinga
InHot, I'm unfamiliar with the "30 mile class C...

InHot,
I'm unfamiliar with the "30 mile class C boundary." Are you confusing this with the "mode C veil?"; 30 miles around class B airports?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By flyinga
The AOPA website has good info on border crossing...

The AOPA website has good info on border crossing requirements. No need for large N-numbers for Canada if you do not cross the ADIZ.

It's actually more of a PIA returning to the US!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By flyinga
"Handle..horn..lights...lights...pressure"...

"Handle..horn..lights...lights...pressure"
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By flyinga
I agree with Capt!

I agree with Capt!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By flyinga
I can't answer your direct question but you might...

I can't answer your direct question but you might consider shortening the pins and run them from the forward baggage compartment instead of the cockpit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By flyinga
Was the "air bubble" you saw in the supply line...

Was the "air bubble" you saw in the supply line or the pressure line?

And what is a "conditional?"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By flyinga
Calibrate your dipstick to your particular...

Calibrate your dipstick to your particular installation. You may have to re-mark your dipstick depending on the one you have. Fill your empty engine with 2 quarts at a time and mark or check the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-19-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,593
Posted By flyinga
As another data point, I put a GNS430 in my...

As another data point, I put a GNS430 in my Bonanza in 2002. When the WAAS upgrade became available I had the 430 modified for WAAS. I fly IFR 90% of the time regardless of weather. Since the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-14-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By flyinga
We've had them paint a couple of LearJets and a...

We've had them paint a couple of LearJets and a Falcon 50 for us. We're pleased with the results.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By flyinga
You might consider running the pins through from...

You might consider running the pins through from the rear; the forward baggage compartment. Easy to do and they are out of sight.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By flyinga
I just leave my strobe switch on all the time.

I just leave my strobe switch on all the time.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By flyinga
Not grease, but I have used CorrosionX.

Not grease, but I have used CorrosionX.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-22-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyinga
TAS is unimportant in this case. Do what Bob...

TAS is unimportant in this case. Do what Bob said and go test fly it yourself.
Forum: RV-4 08-21-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,939
Posted By flyinga
I agree with Bill. I would not trust my brakes...

I agree with Bill. I would not trust my brakes to plastic lines. I'm surprised they are standard in many of the RV kits....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By flyinga
Jason, I've seen a few RV8s and never seen one...

Jason,

I've seen a few RV8s and never seen one with a step ( not counting the A models). I'd take it off it it were my plane.

BWTHDIK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,413
Posted By flyinga
Larry, Please enlighten me about "actual"...

Larry,
Please enlighten me about "actual" airspeed. I know indicated, calibrated, equivalent and true airspeeds but not "actual" Google doesn't recognize it either.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,141
Posted By flyinga
There is a small expansion volume in the tanks...

There is a small expansion volume in the tanks outboard of the fuel cap. The fuel can expand to above the level of the cap but not quite to the level of the vent, thus fuel will come out when the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By flyinga
Steve forgot to turn the mags on:D

Steve forgot to turn the mags on:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By flyinga
It doesn't really matter, but "tail up" makes it...

It doesn't really matter, but "tail up" makes it easier to get to some things.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,335
Posted By flyinga
I know several guys who have installed VGs on...

I know several guys who have installed VGs on their Bonanzas. Most have removed them. Performance gains were not significant and washing the plane became hazardous to fingers.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By flyinga
I have a three position toggle switch on Infinity...

I have a three position toggle switch on Infinity grip at top of grip activated by my thumb. Forward is spring loaded to center (off) position for short bursts. Aft is "on." As stated above I have...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,471
Posted By flyinga
When I got my LR JET rating way too many years...

When I got my LR JET rating way too many years ago, I was taught that as you took the runway for takeoff you checked, said and touched "spoilers, flaps and trim." These are the "bust your a**" items...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,974
Posted By flyinga
Marc, Could you please reference for me the reg...

Marc,

Could you please reference for me the reg that basically says "they own the runway until they exit" for me. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,950
Posted By flyinga
Hey Mel, got my PPL in 1968 and flew int White...

Hey Mel, got my PPL in 1968 and flew int White Rock several times. I'd usually rent C-150 out of Dallas-Garland. Both long gone now.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By flyinga
Check output of relay with it activated to see if...

Check output of relay with it activated to see if you are getting voltage.
If not you have a power issue (wiring to relay or relay itself).

If you do have output voltage it's a wiring or servo issue.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By flyinga
I typically have to replace an EGT probe every...

I typically have to replace an EGT probe every other year. 4 probes in 8 years, or one every 200 hrs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By flyinga
That data will be in the operating manual for...

That data will be in the operating manual for your particular engine. If you give us your engine model someone on this forum will have the specs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By flyinga
If your engine sat idle for a while you could get...

If your engine sat idle for a while you could get higher iron because of rust in the cylinders getting scraped into the oil when the engine is run.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By flyinga
I'm with Jerry. No pitot heat and lots of IFR...

I'm with Jerry. No pitot heat and lots of IFR hours all over the country. I do stay far away from icing conditions, but I would do that even with a heated pitot.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By flyinga
I think what you want is a "latching switch". ...

I think what you want is a "latching switch". BWTHDIK
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By flyinga
Angle valve IO360. 680 battery aft. WW200...

Angle valve IO360. 680 battery aft. WW200 composite prop.
Empty: 1135# with CG of 78.4
Solo (170# pilot, 252# fuel) 1572# with CG of 80.42
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By flyinga
Two axis autopilot on an RV8 is plenty. Threee...

Two axis autopilot on an RV8 is plenty. Threee axis would be a waste of money and effort.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,066
Posted By flyinga
To me the more important question is "who last...

To me the more important question is "who last overhauled/rebuilt/IRANed the engine" and not whether or not it is "certified." Lots of excellent (better than "certified"??) engines out there. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By flyinga
Have you tried searching SBs, SIs and SLs at...

Have you tried searching SBs, SIs and SLs at www.lycoming.com?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,720
Posted By flyinga
No. Many posts on this. Use the "search"...

No. Many posts on this. Use the "search" function.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,095
Posted By flyinga
Most of the info you will need is in Service...

Most of the info you will need is in Service Instructions, Letters and Bulletins. Most of these are available at www.lycoming.com. For instance the pub that has mandatory parts replacements for an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By flyinga
There are several ways to set toe-in. I used a...

There are several ways to set toe-in. I used a Dunlop alignment rig that I had leftover from my racing days.

Strings run parallel to the wheels (not tires) or straight boards or straight angle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,036
Posted By flyinga
I did not use the Hutchinson isolators. Check...

I did not use the Hutchinson isolators. Check the instructions closely as (with the isolators I used) the washers are placed differently on the top and bottom positions.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,117
Posted By flyinga
T38 spin recovery was easy: Handgrips raise,...

T38 spin recovery was easy: Handgrips raise, triggers squeeze.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,962
Posted By flyinga
No weight necessary; the tailwheel will take...

No weight necessary; the tailwheel will take about 50# to lift, depending.

If you're talking about an "A" model, I have no idea.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By flyinga
I've had to replace my prop control cable three...

I've had to replace my prop control cable three times (RV8, IO360, prop governor on front left of engine). Called Engineered Components (they make the Van's green cables) and ordered a high-temp...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By flyinga
Electrically heated seats.

Electrically heated seats.
Forum: Formation Flying 01-25-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,403
Posted By flyinga
Beechniutz clinic is Apr 30-May3. As was...

Beechniutz clinic is Apr 30-May3. As was mentioned, contact 2b.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,065
Posted By flyinga
Not an RV12 (RV8) but my D180 ammeter is very...

Not an RV12 (RV8) but my D180 ammeter is very steady. Perhaps a difference in alternator/regulators?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By flyinga
I have the FD180 and D10A in my 8. If the FD180...

I have the FD180 and D10A in my 8. If the FD180 fails I should have all the info available on the D10A by changing pages but the autopilot (Dynon) would be inop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,685
Posted By flyinga
Dan, To answer your question: yes. Constant flow...

Dan,
To answer your question: yes. Constant flow with no purge valve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,974
Posted By flyinga
Too many variables. Unless you find someone who...

Too many variables. Unless you find someone who changed engines, and engines only, and has accurate data, you'll get no meaningful info.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,685
Posted By flyinga
Scott, I often get a mall amount of fuel/oil out...

Scott,
I often get a mall amount of fuel/oil out of my sniffle valve. Usually only a drop or two. Makes about a 1" dia. spot on hangar floor.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By flyinga
+1 on what Mickey said. Take the floor out of...

+1 on what Mickey said. Take the floor out of the forward baggage compartment and use a short ladder, crate or anything that will get you high enough to reach the pump and filter thru the baggage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By flyinga
"Undo the safety wire, unscrew the fitting then...

"Undo the safety wire, unscrew the fitting then unscrew the safety wire end from the filter case. Blow the exposed filter out on an airline and swill it in clean fuel to remove any contaminants on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By flyinga
Check wiring on your mic plug; especially ground.

Check wiring on your mic plug; especially ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,355
Posted By flyinga
The American flying public has gotten exactly...

The American flying public has gotten exactly what we asked for; cheap fares. This of course means cram more seats in the planes, fill all seats, etc.

After deregulation (1978 as I recall) the...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,864
Posted By flyinga
If even remotely thinking about formation flying;...

If even remotely thinking about formation flying; CS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By flyinga
Heated hangar.

Heated hangar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,720
Posted By flyinga
Other possible restrictions: Flight Review every...

Other possible restrictions: Flight Review every year, Class III (or above medical), no complex aircraft, etc. This came from ABS magazine.
Forum: ADS-B 11-28-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,592
Posted By flyinga
Lead leaves it all on; wingmen disable in and out.

Lead leaves it all on; wingmen disable in and out.
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By flyinga
Just like pushing the throttle up after an...

Just like pushing the throttle up after an extended glide with throttle at idle.
Forum: GPS 11-09-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By flyinga
I put mine on the aft portion of the right...

I put mine on the aft portion of the right back-seat armrest.

The concern I have is that if you make an off airport landing there's a good chance the airplane will end up on its top; therefore the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,232
Posted By flyinga
Several surveys with controllers show that they...

Several surveys with controllers show that they don't particularly like "with you."

Also, bad form to say "four thousand for one four thousand." Should say "four thousand climbing one four...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By flyinga
Pitot test only required for pressurized...

Pitot test only required for pressurized aircraft. The tech will hook a line to the pitot to keep from damaging the airspeed indicator during the check.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By flyinga
Dan, No pitot check required. They'll just be...

Dan,

No pitot check required. They'll just be interested in your static system.
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