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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Darin Watson
Use 32s

I installed the recommended 32s for pitch and roll 5 years ago on D10A, not that that should matter, and in the set up I only have the torque set at 80%. I have only occasionally gotten a yellow flag...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Darin Watson
OV Protection

I believe you could put one of these ( https://www.periheliondesign.com/lovm.htm ) on the Field wire in series with CB2.
Forum: Safety 12-22-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Darin Watson
Saving others the search

I guess I should have put that in the write up. However, they were, and maybe still are, running an introductory discount of $100, making it $150USD.
Forum: Safety 12-21-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Darin Watson
Cell signal not required.

Cell signal is not required for normal use and alarms on iPad or smartphone. The only time the cell signal is required is to send out notification texts. You will still see the real time levels and...
Forum: Safety 12-21-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Darin Watson
Flight test

Went for a little spin in the mountains yesterday, even though I have lived here 30 years that never gets old !!! But I digress.

After fully charging the battery in the Sparrow, it has now been on...
Forum: Safety 12-17-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Darin Watson
Glad to help

Glad to help. The tricky thing about CO is it will accumulate high or low as it is approximately same density as air.

I fly a slider -7 and had the Pocket 300 clipped to the hoop to centre support...
Forum: Safety 12-17-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Darin Watson
PIREP --- Portable CO Monitor (Safety)

To start....I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH KWJ Engineering, but rather passing on a PIREP in the interest of safety; especially during winter operations, of which we have the better part of 7 months...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By Darin Watson
1+ works well

I have been running this on an O-320 w/ CS prop for 4+ years, very satisfied. I have also been through a 10yr OH on the prop, and as long as it is within reasonable rotational balance then the device...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 Actuonix for oil cooler door

With the LAC and position output indicator I can control OT to 180F any OAT +30C to -40C when used on the antisplat shutter. Pretty much know which LED on the indicator goes with OAT and phase of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By Darin Watson
Foam seal

Thanks for sharing Vince...16 years is certainly adequate test period for long term effects.

What model RV is this...the -4 in your signature? Your pushrod penetration looks different than my -7; it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By Darin Watson
Direct imbed photos of heat solution

Here are photos of the heating solution, if the link is not working....forgot about the switch over.

4731

4732
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By Darin Watson
What I have done so far

I will try to answer most of the preceding questions:

@Stewbronco - I misstated wing root faring; what i meant was the wing spar penetration through the side where there is approximately 1/4-3/8"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By Darin Watson
Sealing Flap Push Rod Openings — Good Ideas

I have owned my RV 7 for several years now and have developed excellent canopy seals (slider), implemented a great idea for heat muff surface area increase and sealed the usual wing root and aileron...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,851
Posted By Darin Watson
Did pretty much the same, though it a few...

Did pretty much the same, though it a few attempts as the transition from round to flat cracked after about 80 ish hours, twice if I remember. Annealing the aluminum post working seems to have done...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-27-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By Darin Watson
Cards

Anyone doing swaps for a nominal fee? There used to be someone on this site that was willing to swap/update cards.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,871
Posted By Darin Watson
Performed well for me...

Just replaced my first that was 2013 vintage this past annual. Can’t complain about 7 years, especially in Canadian winters, but fly regularly, and have my VR set at 14.7V. Had been run totally flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,045
Posted By Darin Watson
Anyone still doing this?

I had previously purchased updates, via card swap from Don Ivener, however he seems to not be doing this anymore....is there anyone on this site picking up the torch?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,631
Posted By Darin Watson
Lac La Biche Ice Fly In ?- a big hit

https://www.facebook.com/609611682/posts/10158093889926683/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,625
Posted By Darin Watson
Consider other to make and market

This does look like an excellent solution to return line retrofit, or as noted service of the finger stainer.

If I were you I would consider partnering (i.e. license out your design for a small...
Forum: ADS-B 09-15-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,371
Posted By Darin Watson
KT76A same...threshold set to 1100

I too have had to move to Threshold setting of 1100 to get squawk and pressure attitude on the monitor page. Have flown several times now and seems reliable, set up was a breeze once I found out how...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By Darin Watson
E50 Fire Extinguishers?- Any PIREPs??

To start no affiliation with this product.

Saw this on Jay Leno?s garage: https://elementfire.com/pages/models

There are other demos on YouTube.

Seems like it is small, light and effective and...
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By Darin Watson
Success!

Went for a short test flight today and ended at 1200 for flawless response. What exactly is this setting for? The name suggests perhaps rejection of other nearby pings?
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By Darin Watson
Thanks!

I could not find that detail!
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By Darin Watson
echoUAT transponder threshold setting?

Installed an echoUAT and have a legacy KT76A transponder, so I am using the sniffing function. I see several threads regarding setting the transponder threshold at 1350 or perhaps slightly lower. The...
Forum: RV-3 06-21-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By Darin Watson
Very close to my paint scheme

https://i.postimg.cc/fTwJ8YdH/517-C818-B-8-C04-4-E2-B-B9-FD-11-F1-E6-F6-DA6-A.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: ADS-B 05-26-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,520
Posted By Darin Watson
iPad Air 2

I have just completed echoUAT install behind cargo bulkhead (i.e. mid tail cone) and about 3 flights. Seems the only time I get the disconnect warning is if I flip to music or otherwise open more...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-14-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 58,452
Posted By Darin Watson
...not to mention the inevitable drop of oil or...

...not to mention the inevitable drop of oil or oil mist around O2....I?ll take the next fight, thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-11-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 544,547
Posted By Darin Watson
GULF and B-17 Aluminum Overcast

https://i.postimg.cc/sg6bT43Z/57871000-813-E-441-B-AA55-FCBC5739-A943.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/s2MqqG2H/BBD1-DBFD-1946-4-E09-8-A2-E-506-C42-D4-E733.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/W4xCvpFN/EEFE0-A5-C-482-C-4...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-05-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,100
Posted By Darin Watson
Loreto / Cabo

Did that trip last year but stayed 3 days in Loreto, and wish we stayed longer. The Mission was a nice hotel and reasonable value. A lot of history there, and everything is close and nice walking. If...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,100
Posted By Darin Watson
Loreto

Flew to Cabo a year ago January. Did Laughlin, NV to Mexicali, customs was no big deal, but unless it changed, you have to file both US and Mex eAPIS as they did not talk to each other. We stayed at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By Darin Watson
10 pants on an 8

It has been my experience when you fit an 8 into a pair of ?10 pants? you may end up with what the younger folks call a ?muffin top?.

YMMV
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,544
Posted By Darin Watson
RV7 slider with tip up option

I too am 6?-2? and about 210# and my wife a fairly average 5?-7?, we fly 3 hour legs often and comfortably. In Jan this year did our longest ever round trip Calgary, AB to Los Cobo, MX. Easily fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,724
Posted By Darin Watson
Based at CYBW

See this post. The plane lives just two hangers down from me.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=92828&page=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By Darin Watson
870 hrs and still ticking

I have all the standard vans engine gages and bar one fuel level sensor, no failures or complaints. I believe one of the biggest determinates of gauge life is vibration! At least biannual dynamic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,083
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 for alternate

Yep have been using this alternative for the last 5+ years to run both a pan heater and a 1000W car warmer under the cowl. With a 2 hr call ahead and a cowl blanket and nose plugs and the engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,121
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 for Bruce?s

Have one for the RV7 fits like a glove, water resistant, light and reduces light and inside temps dramatically.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-15-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,726
Posted By Darin Watson
Show and Shine

Thanks Graham! Plan to see you there.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-14-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,726
Posted By Darin Watson
How to register

Sounds great. Can you post the link to register?
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By Darin Watson
TDI RV10 with a Gale Banks 630T

Up front full disclosure...I am an RV7 owner, and love that plane, not even sure I would need a 10...but also think TDI is going to be a great option at some point. I like the Gemini developments,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By Darin Watson
Prarie skies

Beautiful...there is a reason they call MT ?Big Sky County?...in SK they have the tag ?land of the living skies?. Great people on the prairies as well, some of the friendliest and most helpful,...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By Darin Watson
You nailed it

Good high school physics lesson...and crystal clear.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-16-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,140
Posted By Darin Watson
That is ..

...one of the most awesome paint schemes I have ever seen...bar none.

Have to ask...paint or wrap?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By Darin Watson
I have seen above folks talking about an...

I have seen above folks talking about an ?automotive? engine stand, which I would not recommend. There is a reason that aviation stands have the crank shaft in the vertical orientation...if left long...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,972
Posted By Darin Watson
Syringe method

Just used Gorilla glue and standard rubber o-rings. By the 3rd go the glue was cracking but the seal was fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,972
Posted By Darin Watson
Syringe method

Due to a bee plugging the vent to my left tank and pullng almost full vacuum, I ended up with two weeping rivets, likely lifted a thin spot on the sealant. Dam glad the tank did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,458
Posted By Darin Watson
+1 Primer not required

Running an O-320 with two impuls mags an have not had the engine go more than a cylinder or two to start. Even hand propped a couple time when in the NWT and Yukon when my battery was going.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,284
Posted By Darin Watson
+1

Agree with everything above and would add that not only do the side panels add insulation and aesthetics...lots of good pockets provided on the Classic Aero system.

I am quite happy with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-04-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,137
Posted By Darin Watson
Tail Wheel Recomended

Firstly, I don't intend this to be "Nose wheel v. tail wheel" debate, nor an "I am better than you" commentary; just my own personal observations and experience.

For reference I have had my PPL...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By Darin Watson
To be clear...

No problem...

To be clear, however, the balancer is only balancing in the X-Y plane (Z being the crankshaft axis) as is not in any way, shape or form intended or able to do anything for rotational...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By Darin Watson
Satisfied

Bought direct from Balance Master and have been running on O-320 with Hartzel CS prop for a couple years and is working well. You have to be "pretty close" to start with...but does work over the...
Forum: Canada 02-11-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By Darin Watson
Similar advice

Like Ralph did the Calgary, Fort Mac, Fort Smith Yellowknife and was a good thing as there is a height of land just prior to Fort Mac where ceilings got low and my son and I diverted to a Cenovus...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-31-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 544,547
Posted By Darin Watson
C-GULF

With such a famous photo backdrop it was hard to pick just...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,062
Posted By Darin Watson
Dynon 10A --- OK

Being an AP neophyte and diagnosable OCD:) I did a lot of tuning and general messing around with the AP when first installed. I too set min airspeed at 65-70 kias (done off hand recall) and then set...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,703
Posted By Darin Watson
Nice photos, what are the details of your scope?

Nice photos, what are the details of your scope?
Forum: Propellers 10-07-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,851
Posted By Darin Watson
Thickness

Don't recall exact thickness, but not much, somewhere between 0.04-0.06". Did not require longer prop bolts.
Forum: Propellers 10-07-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,851
Posted By Darin Watson
Not at all

The device is NOT a torsional balancer as in a Landol ring, but rather a device for rotational balance in the X-Y plane. Principle is the same as bead balancing inside of inner tubes.

All that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,378
Posted By Darin Watson
+ one more for KWJ Engineering

Appears to be quite sensitive has both visual LED and audible...I hang it from the slider canopy latch so it is in easy view.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,095
Posted By Darin Watson
Thought this was a family friendly site!!!

This looks like home builder porn...to me!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-29-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By Darin Watson
Goodyear near Avondale

Was into GYR last Feb from Calgary really well run, and if I recall $15/day tiedown, but waived if you purchased fuel above some quantity I don't recall.

I had them arrange a total wash, polish and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,035
Posted By Darin Watson
Depends

For me when I feel my Depends are wet..switch; then when they are sticky...switch again.

OK...lame attempt at humor.

When alone I do 1 hour on the right for balance. After that I do the "top" and...
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 125,360
Posted By Darin Watson
2 radios

So being a neophyte...is this setup for dual band?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By Darin Watson
Great!

Great... Thanks Henry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By Darin Watson
iPad iOS 8.4.1 - pirep?

Anyone know if there are bugs? I really got burned with the Foreflight iOS 8.3 fiasco.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By Darin Watson
That was also along the line I was thinking...but...

That was also along the line I was thinking...but was not sure as Don said, getting in and out, once seated it is like OK to fly with.
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