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Forum: Midwest 04-30-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By Mark C.
Our Freedom to Fly

Pete, I'm back on the forum my 9A is running beautiful at 205 hrs I finally have the speeds down for landing. Last year the Mrs's and I made a trip to VNE Venice FL 5 stops going and 5 stops coming...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-24-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mark C.
Also have the same issue 3 year old 10" Skyview...

Also have the same issue 3 year old 10" Skyview red x out on number 1 EGT. engine start comes on perfect, no x out. after 3 flights no issue all EGT's working. Update Dynon 15.3.3 software, red x out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By Mark C.
Have any of you guys make a mounting bracket for...

Have any of you guys make a mounting bracket for the 472 as it uses screw location from the 470? Dynon said I would get a call early Fall for mine.
Thanks, Mark C. IL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,400
Posted By Mark C.
Mike, I have this fuel pump in my 9A installation...

Mike, I have this fuel pump in my 9A installation for the last 2 years of operation, in fact on their company web site has my mounting setup is the second pictures from the top. It runs very quiet so...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,602
Posted By Mark C.
Deutsch Connectors

You might also take a look at Deutsch 369 connectors. Smaller size IP67 rated and they use size 22 solid contacts plastic polarized color coded locking shells. You can easily get them from Digikey....
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,924
Posted By Mark C.
Kuntzleman LTR / LED Lights

Kevin, did you have time to write up message regarding the performance of the Kuntzleman lights?? Thanks, Mark C. IL
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,252
Posted By Mark C.
slider metal roller bearing

Darin, so you purchased a set, one for each rail side of R4-2SRS-R4-ZZ with 1/4 bore. was there other bearing modifications you needed to perform?? I have never been happy with the performance and if...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-18-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mark C.
Meet and greet first day of Fall, 9/22 O6C

Meet and greet Schaumburg, IL Pilot Pete's O6C 4 star Airport Restaurant. This coming Friday 9/22/17 from 4 to 6 PM. Plenty of aircraft parking right in front of the FBO. Working on getting fly-in's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mark C.
thanks guys.. I'm tired of building things, the...

thanks guys.. I'm tired of building things, the Aircraft Spruce looks like a good choice. Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mark C.
Engine Timing For Mags

How are you guys timing your engine mags.?? I had an order in at Aircraft Spruce for the Rite System, but I have learned they are out of business. Thanks, Mark C. RV9A
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,301
Posted By Mark C.
Call Poplar Grove Airport, IL they have a guy...

Call Poplar Grove Airport, IL they have a guy that balances props. About $250. Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mark C.
thanks Larry, good catch on the 3/8th spec. I did...

thanks Larry, good catch on the 3/8th spec. I did file down the right baffle corner. When I pull the cowling again I'm also going to cut the baffle along the top it doesn't touch the top cowling, but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-29-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks Larry, yes the fractures in the clear are...

Thanks Larry, yes the fractures in the clear are just forward of the oil door. I filed down the baffle last week to provide at least 1/4" clearance and yes visible is a small impact from the corner...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-24-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mark C.
Talking Pete, this is back to you... Amazing!! shut down...

Pete, this is back to you... Amazing!! shut down shake.. My clearance on to that corner is 1/8th inch. That's has to be it. I'll file that corner down before the next flight.. Visit me at Schaumburg,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mark C.
cracking clear coat on Cowl

I have just over 58 hours on my 9A and I now have spider cracks in my clear coat, its not down to the paint just in the clear. The location is a little forward of the oil door. My observation says it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,429
Posted By Mark C.
Bill and Craig, on Friday I had a passenger both...

Bill and Craig, on Friday I had a passenger both of us about 175lbs full fuel tanks. Power climb to 8,500 leveled off the best reading was showing 186mph off the Skyview slight leaning. Your 174...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-17-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,429
Posted By Mark C.
Bill, what was your TAS, level flight at 12,500?...

Bill, what was your TAS, level flight at 12,500? Mark C.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,182
Posted By Mark C.
mounting LED Bulb

Steve, even if you modify the mount. Like only use a section of it, not a 360deg. hold of the bulb. I love the idea because of setting the angle for the light beam to come out straight. Mark C. RV9A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,807
Posted By Mark C.
Larry, I can still be available for you. As you...

Larry, I can still be available for you. As you know the weather in Chicago hasn't been so great even for IFR Training. The couple of nice days this weekend, I wanted to get up in my 9 to get my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mark C.
Mike, I did hear back from Steve at DKB. He will...

Mike, I did hear back from Steve at DKB. He will contact you next week regarding tank and other concerns.. Mark C.
Forum: Safety 07-04-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,053
Posted By Mark C.
If I may ask and as long as O2 is the topic does...

If I may ask and as long as O2 is the topic does it make sense to get an O2 system if I plan taking trips at 8,000 MSL ? Up to 6 hours duration. Thanks, Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,517
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks, Bill.. so far I have cut down the...

Thanks, Bill.. so far I have cut down the air-dams and added 2 louvers to the bottom of the cowling. Presently even in take-off climb I'm staying below 400F probably not bad with an OAT of 85f. Next...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,517
Posted By Mark C.
Bill, send to mjcoplon@te.com Thanks, Mark C.

Bill, send to mjcoplon@te.com

Thanks, Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-01-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,517
Posted By Mark C.
Greg, I will have to "search" for the fix to...

Greg, I will have to "search" for the fix to lower the #3 cylinder with high CHT as you pointed out. That sounds very interesting. I will be flying on Friday 6/2 with cut down air-dams, wheel pants...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-23-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,517
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks all, great input I will get the wheel...

Thanks all, great input I will get the wheel pants on and keep pushing the hours,16 presently. I'm, getting painted in Sept. so flying and learning the airplane is a priority. Spoke with Ken at Vans...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,517
Posted By Mark C.
thanks, Chris... New Engine, stock Vans baffles...

thanks, Chris... New Engine, stock Vans baffles very well sealed. No wheel pants yet on any of the wheels. I have cut down the forward air dams about 1/2 inch. It make sense as others have stated...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,517
Posted By Mark C.
Angry Running Too HOT

RV9A, IO360. Catto Tri-prop. I am now 16 hours into my phase 1 flight on normal cruse seeing 385F CHT at 3,000' cyl. #1 the hottest running, OAT is 76F. On climbs at that altitude 500 FPM they can...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,450
Posted By Mark C.
Kelly, I would like to see it. Thanks, Mark...

Kelly, I would like to see it. Thanks, Mark C.

mjcoplon@te.com
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-29-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,700
Posted By Mark C.
Doug, I will be starting my phase 1 flying in...

Doug, I will be starting my phase 1 flying in mid-March. As part of the learning process can you provide a couple of details. What engine, prop and temp. you were seeing in climb-out and cruse.....
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mark C.
thanks, Mike!! Placing an order for 2 to get free...

thanks, Mike!! Placing an order for 2 to get free shipping. Their price is even lower than A/S.. Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mark C.
small Leak, Inner Tube

On my 9A for now using Vans kit included tires and tubes. After 2 weeks. the left tire is leaking at the valve. Today I pulled it cleaned the valve and reinserted now it leaks worse. Time to replace...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By Mark C.
This part is commercial Mate-N-Loc.. Pin part...

This part is commercial Mate-N-Loc.. Pin part number for 60618-1 24 to 18 awg the socket part number is 60617-1 both are .084 technology.. Best bet is Digi-key you can buy from them plus they will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,575
Posted By Mark C.
Terry its beautiful, I considered the folks in...

Terry its beautiful, I considered the folks in Sandwich, IL but I was concerned on their lead time to complete the project. How long did they have your plane? I now have a deposit with Midwest...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By Mark C.
Vans official reply regarding to close fitting...

Vans official reply regarding to close fitting between Spinner and Cowling. Block sand the 2 haves of the cowling together back fill with fiber glass epoxy mix. Do not add more spacers other than...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks guys, I think that's exactly what I'm...

Thanks guys, I think that's exactly what I'm going to do back fill the forward cowl ring on the inside with epoxy and fiber glass where its tight to the spinner. Mark it on the outside and grind down...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By Mark C.
Hi Pete, Cant move the cowl back as I'm using...

Hi Pete, Cant move the cowl back as I'm using Skybolts. As one person recommended to move the engine forward, I really don't like that option. I will ask Vans on Monday if acceptable a 1/8th " spacer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By Mark C.
Require More Room between Prop and Cowl

When the prop is still to close within 1/8" to the cowling, what options do I have for more seperation? Present set up IO 360 Catto Prop. Using Vans recommendations DWG C4. 2.25 prop extension, rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,775
Posted By Mark C.
To expand on using a "boost" electric pump for an...

To expand on using a "boost" electric pump for an I/O engine. To start 2 or 3 seconds "on" boost pump to prime I/O system, turn off.. Start engine. Switching tanks in flight, boost pump on until...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-17-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By Mark C.
Have Stein Air do the wiring harnesses. I spent 2...

Have Stein Air do the wiring harnesses. I spent 2 years on and off wiring my 9A and I'm in the electronics industry. I had issues with combining 2 comm radios. Danny at Stein had a beautiful harness...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,585
Posted By Mark C.
Mike, very nice pictures and write up.. After a...

Mike, very nice pictures and write up.. After a couple of years flying still no cracks?? By the way when you centered the "fairings" to the belly of the aircraft and wheel pant, did you have the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,585
Posted By Mark C.
On the gear leg, top and bottom. I want to use...

On the gear leg, top and bottom. I want to use screws and nutplates to hold everything together. I have seen builders have cracks at the mold spot to the wheel covers after many landings.. Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,585
Posted By Mark C.
RV Bits Main Gear installation fairings

Looking for pictures and ideas how they installed "RV Bits" gear fairings. Final stages of my 9A build. Thanks,

Mark C.
IO 360 Mattituck
Catto-Tri
All Dynon Instru.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,747
Posted By Mark C.
Switch Breakers..

Roger, send me an email and I will replace the TE Breaker.. Mark C.

mjcoplon@te.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mark C.
Larry, I sent you a PM about training.. I trained...

Larry, I sent you a PM about training.. I trained at both 06C and DPA.

Mark C. RV9A 119RV
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks Terry... Yep I thought about you being...

Thanks Terry... Yep I thought about you being down there.. VNC really looks cool from pictures I've seen. It will be wonderful if we can have a 70 deg. day.. as you know the Chicago weather is Circa...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mark C.
Visiting Venice Airport, VNC

Hi Guys... Getting out of the Chicago Area for a couple of days so my wife and I can see my friends house in Venice, FL. On Sat. 2/15 was planning on visiting VNE in the 10:30am time frame. It would...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,676
Posted By Mark C.
Terry, great numbers, on the IO320 what RPM and...

Terry, great numbers, on the IO320 what RPM and what prop are you using?? The lunch offer is still on for Schaumburg Pilot Pete's... still have not been up in a 9... Presently working on my panel. In...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks Bruce, I to used your picutures for help...

Thanks Bruce, I to used your picutures for help and orientation. The Vans prints were confusing to me.. Mark C. RV9A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,320
Posted By Mark C.
Greg, thanks I got it.. Mark C.

Greg, thanks I got it.. Mark C.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,320
Posted By Mark C.
I have a Mattituck IO360, it would be great to be...

I have a Mattituck IO360, it would be great to be able to open this link. Can it be formatted in a compressed file. It just wont open for me.. Thanks, Mark C. RV9A 119RV.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mark C.
Bruce, thanks again for taking the lead on this...

Bruce, thanks again for taking the lead on this issue.. It really is easy when you have good diagrams or pictures. When building this rocket ship you just cant second guess how something goes...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mark C.
Mike and Bruce... Excellent, I have it now.. The...

Mike and Bruce... Excellent, I have it now.. The cut in mod on bracket U-810 I missed in the directions.. Thank you both very much..!! Mark C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mark C.
Brake Installation, Main Gear 9A

Looking for some support, pictures or drawings showing the installation of the brake / caliper assembily on gear leg. Using Matco wheels and caliper with their upgraded axel. Will be using Bonaco...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mark C.
Terry, is that also how you did your panel setup...

Terry, is that also how you did your panel setup , run it off the battery and than recharge?? Mark C.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mark C.
Don, are you using the OMAX-12A-1B, does the fan...

Don, are you using the OMAX-12A-1B, does the fan running all the time make too much noise? as part of the application do you just leave it on the battery when setting up your panel? Thanks, Mark C.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mark C.
Ground Power Unit / Battery Charger

Question, working on my panel what are you guys using to both power the panel while setting functions on Dynon units and also charge the battery? The panel will be in the aircraft along with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,428
Posted By Mark C.
Dynon Comm. Radio

Been waiting a long time to see confirmation on the dimensions. Are we still to understand the radio will not be available until June of this year? When will customer drawings be published..? I made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,162
Posted By Mark C.
K&N Filter

On the box it lists it as 33-2060 .. I would still call Vans to confirm, the box that it came in was larger than the the size of the filter. There is no markings on the filter body...

Mark C.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,664
Posted By Mark C.
Vert. Stab. Mod. / AntiSplatAero

Allen, great speaking with you on Thur. 12/6 regarding your latest product, Vert. Stab. Mod. Received it on Monday installed that night, DONE in 30 minutes. You were right perfect fit for rivet and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,070
Posted By Mark C.
Thanks Steve, very nice work!... and Rockwood yes...

Thanks Steve, very nice work!... and Rockwood yes its a real benefit, I get all the connectors I need..
Mark C.
VAF Supporter
2013
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,070
Posted By Mark C.
CPC Connectors

Steve, beautiful work.. Using the same connectors on my 9A, fortunatly I work for the company that manufactures them.. I do have a question, do you have any pictures of the back of your panel? I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By Mark C.
Splice wires

WingedFrog.... send me a PM I should be able to help you. The company I work for mfg's these kind of parts depending how bad a splice might work, but as recommended the end to end wire replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,875
Posted By Mark C.
Interesting all the issues with props, just last...

Interesting all the issues with props, just last night I decided to mount my Catto Tri-Prop just to turn the prop on my brand new 1 year old IO 360 Mattituck Engine to push some lubricant around, 4...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,070
Posted By Mark C.
wiring single source

Vern, do you have any pictures or diagrams how that lays out. That sure would cut down on connectors if you want disconnectabilty with the systems.. Thanks.
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