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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By DanBaier
It helps to have static wicks

It helps to have static wicks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By DanBaier
I flew with a stormscope in a Cherokee for about...

I flew with a stormscope in a Cherokee for about 30 years - never had a bad steer with it. Really worked quite well.

I don't have one in my RV7A because of the panel space I had to work with just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,560
Posted By DanBaier
Fortunately, the crankshaft knows when it's...

Fortunately, the crankshaft knows when it's installed on an experimental aircraft and is, therefore, prevented from breaking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By DanBaier
I am not a DAR, but think what you're looking for...

I am not a DAR, but think what you're looking for is this:

First, to have the DAR inspection, you have to have weighed the aircraft and then put together sample loading illustrations to indicate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,206
Posted By DanBaier
I think this is where you experienced some kind...

I think this is where you experienced some kind of debris dropping into the accessory gear assembly. That may have had nothing to do with oil pressure - just the rotation of the engine may have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By DanBaier
When I was flight testing my 7A, I experienced a...

When I was flight testing my 7A, I experienced a lot of brake fluid seeping with the aluminum fittings in the master cylinders. Switching to the steel (the black fitting) solved the problem.
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,370
Posted By DanBaier
Still have it and still using it.

Still have it and still using it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By DanBaier
Plus 1 except I find iFlyGPS a little easier to...

Plus 1 except I find iFlyGPS a little easier to use than WingX.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,834
Posted By DanBaier
Probably not - but the last I knew, the 9A shows...

Probably not - but the last I knew, the 9A shows specs for a 160hp engine. And, it would seem that your fixed pitch prop is a little more inclined to be a climb prop than a cruise prop. That would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By DanBaier
You have to put a thin film of grease on the...

You have to put a thin film of grease on the crankshaft so the seal won't be torn out of place when you start the engine.

On a single piece seal, do the monkey shuffle to get the seal over the...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By DanBaier
What's supposed to happen is spelled out at...

What's supposed to happen is spelled out at https://fsims.faa.gov/PICDetail.aspx?docId=8900.1,Vol.5,Ch5,Sec5 - not saying that every FSDO does it this way.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,059
Posted By DanBaier
Turn the drill chuck by hand a couple of turns to...

Turn the drill chuck by hand a couple of turns to get it started correctly. Then, go slow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By DanBaier
I guess I don't recall for sure, but I don't...

I guess I don't recall for sure, but I don't think the canopy is Lexan (polycarbonate - very flexible and forgiving in cutting and drilling). Instead, I thought it was Plexi (acrylic - very brittle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By DanBaier
An overhaul is not the way I'd go. Instead, I...

An overhaul is not the way I'd go.

Instead, I would be interested in a repair of what's necessary (if necessary) - the cam and lifters being the thing that requires splitting the case.

The...
Forum: Safety 11-07-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,847
Posted By DanBaier
The first indication of ice for me was when the...

The first indication of ice for me was when the front of the canopy frosted over. Most RV's I've seen, including my own, don't have enough defrost capability to counter this. You'll definitely want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By DanBaier
States vary. So, for example, in NY (and similar...

States vary. So, for example, in NY (and similar states) in the case where I drive another state to buy something, I avoid sales tax. But, there is also a use tax that (simplistically) mirrors the...
Forum: GPS 11-03-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By DanBaier
+1 The real plan beta feature has been working...

+1

The real plan beta feature has been working well for me.
Forum: Safety 10-30-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By DanBaier
The new interface is awful. But, it does work...

The new interface is awful. But, it does work with Firefox (PC) and with Safari (iPad).

One thing not terribly plain is that when you arrive at the CAROL search page, across the top the default is...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-27-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By DanBaier
+1 - use the remarks section to describe...

+1 - use the remarks section to describe "practice approaches"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,094
Posted By DanBaier
Well, I got it done, but it was not a straight...

Well, I got it done, but it was not a straight line and it took many years (that's after accumulating the experience).

My impression is that most FSDO inspectors don't want to deal with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,437
Posted By DanBaier
See FSIMS

The process is pretty well spelled out at https://fsims.faa.gov/PICDetail.aspx?docId=8900.1,Vol.5,Ch5,Sec5 - not saying that they always follow the script, but this is what's supposed to happen.

Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By DanBaier
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/...

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/29/2020-13960/limited-extension-of-relief-for-certain-persons-and-operations-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,351
Posted By DanBaier
Back in February, I had to provide some...

Back in February, I had to provide some assistance to a pilot who, not insured and not having flown in awhile, decided to taxi their aircraft for fuel while waiting for the instructor to arrive. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By DanBaier
I found a blank for a screen/storm door that...

I found a blank for a screen/storm door that worked perfectly. Hillman DE2
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By DanBaier
The Superior manual is really pretty good. The...

The Superior manual is really pretty good. The parts manual is pretty much a requirement as well.

On YouTube, you could search for Skyward Tech videos for Lycoming engine overhauls - these were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,315
Posted By DanBaier
12 years ago I made a set of these and put them...

12 years ago I made a set of these and put them in. In the time since, I can't imagine maintaining the airplane without the access they provide. A definite thumbs up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By DanBaier
I think you'll find your iPad actually has a...

I think you'll find your iPad actually has a number and that cellular data is turned on.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,319
Posted By DanBaier
I understand - see my first post. I was...

I understand - see my first post. I was responding to a different issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,319
Posted By DanBaier
I think it would be good to separate the...

I think it would be good to separate the inspection from the maintenance. If the inspection has not yet commenced, then yes, settle up on the maintenance and give the airplane back.

But once the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,319
Posted By DanBaier
Hopefully Mel or Vic will weigh in. I don't...

Hopefully Mel or Vic will weigh in.

I don't think the experimental aircraft is found to be "airworthy" (that it conforms to it's type certificate and approved data, and is in a condition for safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,746
Posted By DanBaier
Mine is up a little this year - not a lot. ...

Mine is up a little this year - not a lot.

But, if I look at my premium history, it was the highest for 2008-2011, then it dropped a bit 2012 - 2015 (a little higher than what I just renewed at)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By DanBaier
I have the spring system in a 7A. Set to neutral...

I have the spring system in a 7A. Set to neutral and pretty much something to forget (a little over 10 years in the air) it if you manage the fuel burn equally.

Dan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,496
Posted By DanBaier
From what I recall in the Lycoming engine school,...

From what I recall in the Lycoming engine school, when the valve opens / closes, it doesn't move in a straight line; rather there is a little side action to it and if you were to watch it close you'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,960
Posted By DanBaier
+1 The guy is good for getting back to you to...

+1 The guy is good for getting back to you to clarify the issue. He may be your new "go to" in that FSDO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,960
Posted By DanBaier
What's supposed to happen - Repairman -...

What's supposed to happen -

Repairman - Experimental Aircraft Builder (see https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=31b1704b99674c34b2b84f09601ce91d&mc=true&node=se14.2.65_1104&rgn=div8 )

For this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By DanBaier
+1 Very good

+1

Very good
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,220
Posted By DanBaier
No one wants to be an the bearer of bad news, and...

No one wants to be an the bearer of bad news, and I certainly don't want to say this engine absolutely needs an overhaul (or at least replacement of cam / tappets).

What I can tell you is that if...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,641
Posted By DanBaier
See...

See https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20070424X00449&AKey=1&RType=Final&IType=LA

This happened not far from me - at an airport that I have frequently flown in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,931
Posted By DanBaier
Partnerships can be tough, and this is a great...

Partnerships can be tough, and this is a great example of what can go wrong.

But...



Maybe the thing to do is to give yourself a couple of days to let the feelings about this moderate a bit. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,220
Posted By DanBaier
Your engine's tappet face(s) probably look the...

Your engine's tappet face(s) probably look the photo included in post #6. It won't get better and as Mahlon indicated it could make the ultimate repair a lot more costly. Unfortunately, you'll have...
Forum: Safety 04-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,794
Posted By DanBaier
A really close friend, we'll call him Joe, looked...

A really close friend, we'll call him Joe, looked up one day in cruise (in a slider) and noticed the latch wasn't engaged. The canopy was fully closed but not latched. It didn't open on it's own on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,014
Posted By DanBaier
I looked at WingX a couple of years ago and...

I looked at WingX a couple of years ago and stayed with FF. Just looked at it again, and it has improved a lot (or I have slowed down), but it is definitely a contender if FF heads south. In fact,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-25-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,592
Posted By DanBaier
My 2 cents - The RV is fine for IFR flying...

My 2 cents - The RV is fine for IFR flying (however, I would be really careful to avoid icing conditions). The single engine IMC decision depends on individual experience, skill, currency, and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By DanBaier
You might have some luck with the chart at...

You might have some luck with the chart at https://www.skygeek.com/piper-barry.html - I've used the Barry mounts in the past with good results.

Dan
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By DanBaier
I did same as #4 - built a reinforcement.

I did same as #4 - built a reinforcement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,903
Posted By DanBaier
There are a couple of NTSB documents out there...

There are a couple of NTSB documents out there (if I understood the steps in the dance a little better, I'd upload these - if you need the entire document(s) send me a PM):

One -
STRUCTURES STUDY ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By DanBaier
A little dated (I attended back in 2010), but it...

A little dated (I attended back in 2010), but it was probably the best money spent on anything to do with aviation. Over even the first couple of years, it more than paid back the cost of tuition,...
Forum: Midwest 12-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,473
Posted By DanBaier
FWIW - get really good help with this one -...

FWIW - get really good help with this one - someone who really knows the rules relative to the statute of limitations and works with clients on audits.

You're looking not only at the use tax but at...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,382
Posted By DanBaier
NGM MOS

A free source of weather forecasting is at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/forecast/graphics/MAV/index.html . You can get a similar presentation across the time period by looking at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By DanBaier
I'd go to the logbooks - there should be an entry...

I'd go to the logbooks - there should be an entry all the way back to when it came out of Phase I. The wording in the entry should include
I certify that the prescribed flight test hours have been...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By DanBaier
You can make a wrench (heat the metal to help...

You can make a wrench (heat the metal to help bending) or purchase one from AS - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=VACUUM+PUMP+WRENCH&x=0&y=0

Dan
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,579
Posted By DanBaier
Back in 2007, NTSB did a study of the nose gear...

Back in 2007, NTSB did a study of the nose gear design. I'm not sure the reports are easily found on line any longer, but send me a PM with your email address and I'll send the PDF reports to you. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,294
Posted By DanBaier
Just about the identical situation here - finally...

Just about the identical situation here - finally replaced the original after 9 nears. I chose not to fool with it trying to squeeze more out of it given the age.

Dan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,116
Posted By DanBaier
Plus 1 - absolutely the best stuff.

Plus 1 - absolutely the best stuff.
Forum: Safety 08-18-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,353
Posted By DanBaier
Called a bowline. It's the best knot to use by...

Called a bowline. It's the best knot to use by far.

Dan
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-24-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,873
Posted By DanBaier
Especially that. Thanks Joe for the site - but...

Especially that. Thanks Joe for the site - but sorry to see it go.

Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,950
Posted By DanBaier
It's always remarkable to me how often the...

It's always remarkable to me how often the problems develop when the root of it is that the FAA troops don't even consider, even for a moment, checking their operating guidance.

In the present...
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,014
Posted By DanBaier
This isn't intended to bash ATC but there are...

This isn't intended to bash ATC but there are good reasons to have doubts and verify.

I have personally run into the situation where a Mode C target was putting out zero for an altitude in an area...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 27,211
Posted By DanBaier
There are. Here's one - North American B-25

There are. Here's one - North American B-25
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,389
Posted By DanBaier
FWIW ... I wouldn't pay the ransom. The mere...

FWIW ...

I wouldn't pay the ransom. The mere fact that he's seeking to charge that much in the circumstances would make me really wonder whether the information therein was reliable at all.

Me,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 117,157
Posted By DanBaier
I'm afraid I don't totally agree. It might be...

I'm afraid I don't totally agree. It might be the the value of N for cracks wouldn't dictate any engineering changes, but it sure does seem to me to be valuable to get the individual insights. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 117,157
Posted By DanBaier
No cracks. (Flying since 2008.) Dan

No cracks. (Flying since 2008.)

Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,371
Posted By DanBaier
I'm not sure this really adds much, but one of...

I'm not sure this really adds much, but one of the thoughts I had while building was to be sure and document everything.

So, with questions to Van's, I developed the process of including the email...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,982
Posted By DanBaier
Send me an offline email address where I can...

Send me an offline email address where I can attach something in reply and I'll send you a tracing I made at the Lycoming engine school.

As a side note, what I use are the flanges cut off...
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