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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,434
Posted By GaryK
My "system" was very close to Pauls... Mine was...

My "system" was very close to Pauls... Mine was an RV7A but never had an issue. Minor scratches on the cowl behind the spinner after 1100 hours.

As Paul said, it's not a matter of "if" it's a matter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 94,357
Posted By GaryK
Highlander

The Highlander makes a really good second plane if you like versatility & low and slow. The Highlander shares a hangar with our RV10

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Gary
Forum: Midwest 03-16-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By GaryK
David, Mine is flying. Glad your getting a ride,...

David,
Mine is flying. Glad your getting a ride, you'll be impressed.

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Forum: Midwest 03-16-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By GaryK
David, I'm on the Southwest side at Z98 between...

David,
I'm on the Southwest side at Z98 between Grand Rapids and Holland. Let me know if you make it out this way.


Gary
N100JV
Forum: Midwest 02-19-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By GaryK
Bobby, Looks like you have all the info needed...

Bobby,
Looks like you have all the info needed for MI form 1989. When I filled out the form back in 2014 on a Just Highlander they specifically said they were not interested in any receipts. They...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By GaryK
Scroll, I noticed the Dynon discussion board had...

Scroll,
I noticed the Dynon discussion board had a post and a few replies about the same issue (the post is on Dec 18th). Seems to be something specific to the HDX. I have to manually adjust every...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,310
Posted By GaryK
Aero Lift

They are not cheap but do a nice job of freeing up hangar space. They also come in handy when it's time to change from wheels fo floats.

I did have issues with the lift in the beginning, It would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,404
Posted By GaryK
Jim, I wasn’t happy about the processing fee or...

Jim,
I wasn’t happy about the processing fee or shipping charge at all but pulled the trigger anyway. After going through 12 floats and being grounded I was desperate. Only time will tell if the MS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,404
Posted By GaryK
I replaced mine with the Marvel Schebler floats...

I replaced mine with the Marvel Schebler floats last week.

3 weighed 2.8
1 was 2.9

I'll check them every 3 months to see if they are gaining weight.

BTW...The floats I replaced weighed 7.1 total...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,478
Posted By GaryK
Sad Saturday at Z98

A very sad Saturday here at Z98 (Ottawa Executive Airport). This is a privately owned, public use airport. We have 25 or so homes and a pretty tight community. Dale and Joyce were great neighbors and...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By GaryK
Thanks all... Tim, I knew I read it somewhere,...

Thanks all...

Tim,
I knew I read it somewhere, forgot to look at SB 14-8-29 for the isolator info, looks like MAX of 3.

Gary
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By GaryK
RV10 Elastomers

At the last condition inspection I added the second U-1002 isolator washer. I thought I read somewhere the minimum stacked height of the 4 elastomers but can't find it anywhere. Maybe I was dreaming!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-15-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By GaryK
James...Sounds like it was a great trip... I live...

James...Sounds like it was a great trip... I live at Z98 so certainly understand the Michigan winter comment.

Gary
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By GaryK
Karl, I did send the T-22 off to Mid Continent...

Karl,
I did send the T-22 off to Mid Continent Avionics, they upgraded to the latest SW. Great group of people, quick turn and no charge other than the shipping cost.

Once the rain stops in Western...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By GaryK
Thanks all I'll try the Auto on GPS data, agree...

Thanks all
I'll try the Auto on GPS data, agree its the next choice. I'll keep digging to find out the magic speed since I don't know what triggers the "AUTO" part of the choice.

Gary
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By GaryK
lr172 I was also thinking after I switched to...

lr172
I was also thinking after I switched to auto on GPS I'd get another option to put in the speed, no such luck. Since the Sport doesn't control the Trig I have no option to set the speed.

I read...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By GaryK
Air on Ground fail

I've read through several of the posts on this subject but didn't see anything that fixed the issue. Lots of great suggestions but thought I would reach out again to those that have gotten past...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By GaryK
I should have mentioned the Fast Flow is used on...

I should have mentioned the Fast Flow is used on my Rotax 912ULS powered Just Highlander. It's on amphibious floats 8 months of the year. For those that may have a similar need the pump has no issue...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By GaryK
I've been using their system for 5 years (500...

I've been using their system for 5 years (500 hours of flying). I also wondered the same thing? Been adding a few drops of oil every 6 months or so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By GaryK
Congrats on the first flight, the plane look...

Congrats on the first flight, the plane look great.

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,937
Posted By GaryK
Michigan Sunset

The clouds finally broke in Western Michigan. Beautiful evening for a flight in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By GaryK
I would remove the exhaust. When I reamed the...

I would remove the exhaust. When I reamed the exhaust valves it was much easier with the exhaust off. It took less than 30 minutes to remove.

Gary
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,464
Posted By GaryK
Congrats.... Always great to have another 10 in...

Congrats.... Always great to have another 10 in MI. Flew to PTK last month for Operation Good Cheer.

Have fun and be safe

Gary
N100JV (RV10)
Forum: Midwest 01-04-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By GaryK
I live at Z98 in Zeeland, send me a PM if you...

I live at Z98 in Zeeland, send me a PM if you want to stop in.

Gary
N100JV
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,353
Posted By GaryK
My first RV7A (2005) had GRT legacy EFIS...

My first RV7A (2005) had GRT legacy EFIS technology. Never had any issues and played nice with the 430 and TT autopilot. This was before GRT was selling their own A/P. I really like Greg and he was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By GaryK
Lycoming is very specific on how to use Hoppes to...

Lycoming is very specific on how to use Hoppes to clean the injectors. I don't have the SB in front of me right now but I think it's no more than 20 minutes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By GaryK
I checked the plugs but its an easy test to just...

I checked the plugs but its an easy test to just change them both.

Thanks for the comments.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By GaryK
Simon, I don?t subscribe but have started looking...

Simon,
I don?t subscribe but have started looking into Savvy. We did check the inlet valves and also all clearances.

Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By GaryK
IO 540 one EGT spiking

I?ve had this happen 3 times now. Level in cruise and all of a sudden #4 EGT starts to climb. In all cases I enriched the mixture, fuel pump on for 30 seconds or so and after all EGT?s cool down lean...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,076
Posted By GaryK
It also is a big assumption by the FBO or airport...

It also is a big assumption by the FBO or airport manager that you'll use their A&P or buy their fuel.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,081
Posted By GaryK
Aircraft Specialty

I installed the locks from Aircraft Specialty, they are easy to install and work well. My 10 had the original VAN's handles.

Gary
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By GaryK
Justin, Looks like it was a fun day. Gary

Justin,
Looks like it was a fun day.

Gary
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By GaryK
I plan on updating the S/W this weekend but I'm...

I plan on updating the S/W this weekend but I'm using the GTN650 GPS signal, not the Skyview . I also don't have an issue with the time or any of the other symptoms associated with the GPS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By GaryK
I?ll check the wiring but when flying back I had...

I?ll check the wiring but when flying back I had plenty of time to check the configuration in setup. Also checked the ADS-B page and both screens were showing the same input counters. Meaning they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By GaryK
Ray, If it was a loose wire I'm not sure I would...

Ray,
If it was a loose wire I'm not sure I would be seeing the green receiving indication?

Gary
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By GaryK
Skyview HDX ADS-B Status

I upgraded from the Skyview classics to HDX several months ago with no issues. Flying back to MI from NC Tuesday I noticed my second screen indicated it was receiving (in green) but the RGNL and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By GaryK
Rotax 912 ULS Gearbox

I am starting to hear what sounds like a metallic screeching sound when the engine is at low RMS (1800-2500). It is not a constant sound, it comes and goes every couple of seconds. It's hard to tell...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By GaryK
I've used this for over 14 years on my 7A and now...

I've used this for over 14 years on my 7A and now my 10. Let it drain for an hour or two. Almost don't need the baggie but I do. No mess and simple to use. ACS and others sell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By GaryK
They are installed in my 10, a very nice option....

They are installed in my 10, a very nice option. Especially if a good portion of your flights include an early departure eastbound!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,159
Posted By GaryK
Dan...Great article Thanks

Dan...Great article

Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,159
Posted By GaryK
Hoppes #9

Lycoming service bulletin says 20 minutes in Hoppes #9. Maybe the are overly cautious but that's what I follow.

Gary
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,810
Posted By GaryK
Dave, Congrats on getting the IFR done....

Dave,
Congrats on getting the IFR done.

Gary
RV10 N100JV
Z98 Zeeland, MI
Forum: Texas (South) 03-20-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By GaryK
Thanks for the info, can't wait to get out of the...

Thanks for the info, can't wait to get out of the Michigan weather for a week.

Gary
Forum: Texas (South) 03-18-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By GaryK
Gulf coast lunch

Flying the 10 from Michigan to San Marcos to see our son in April. We have never been out to the Gulf Coast and would like to fly somewhere to grab lunch and some views. Can you guys and gals in TX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,253
Posted By GaryK
Brian, I have a big dry eraser board in the...

Brian,
I have a big dry eraser board in the hangar. It has a running list of things to order from ACS, Vans, B&C etc.... It takes discipline to not order as soon as it?s written on the board. During...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,446
Posted By GaryK
Those are some nice looking RV?s!!! Gary

Those are some nice looking RV?s!!!

Gary
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,791
Posted By GaryK
+1 on what Carl posted.

+1 on what Carl posted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,426
Posted By GaryK
I have 2 friends that both purchased G6 Platinum...

I have 2 friends that both purchased G6 Platinum series planes last year. They are gorgeous. Definitely faster than my 10 at higher altitudes and the interior is Lexus quality. We have flown cross...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,133
Posted By GaryK
I ordered 10 of them from rvplasticparts.com....

I ordered 10 of them from rvplasticparts.com. Gave away 8 of them to my RV buddies. They work great..

Gary
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By GaryK
++1 on what Bill said. I never leave the door...

++1 on what Bill said.

I never leave the door open if I'm not right next to it, even in the hangar. Had the same policy with my tip up RV7A.

Gary
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,921
Posted By GaryK
The Matco calipers and rotor use them on our...

The Matco calipers and rotor use them on our RV10. The Whirlwind Razor, 3 blade prop on my 912ULS powered Highlander specifies Nord-Lock. Never had one loosen up.

Gary
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,059
Posted By GaryK
+1 for the AP controls on top. I find it much...

+1 for the AP controls on top. I find it much more intuitive, especially during heavy IFR workload. Just my opinion.

I'm sure you can get used to it in either location.

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By GaryK
I should have added it was shot with the VIRB...

I should have added it was shot with the VIRB 360.

https://vimeo.com/256151988

Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By GaryK
Works well

My mount is almost identical. It woks great on both the RV10 and Highlander.

The link below is a quick movie from under the left wing of the Highlander.

Gary


https://vimeo.com/194271310
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,194
Posted By GaryK
I just had the IFR done on the 10 and transponder...

I just had the IFR done on the 10 and transponder check on the Highlander. A little over an hour for both. The majority of time was on the 10 (dual AHARS and G5). The same guy did it 2 years ago so...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,452
Posted By GaryK
David, Great pic. Now you need to figure out a...

David,
Great pic. Now you need to figure out a way to put her on floats for the summer.

Gary
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,507
Posted By GaryK
I ditched the Matco axle for the Grove. That...

I ditched the Matco axle for the Grove. That being said I love the Matco mains, calipers and rotors vs the Cleavlands. My washer stack up has worked well for 600 hours.
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,507
Posted By GaryK
Bill, You are correct the bracket attachment to...

Bill,
You are correct the bracket attachment to the pants are permanent. In my opinion the design is easier to get on and off than my 7A completed in 2005.

They slide on/off with ease. Just make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,555
Posted By GaryK
State Farm....Said no problem from day one. Our...

State Farm....Said no problem from day one. Our agent has been to the house/hangar a few times to say hi.

Gary
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,482
Posted By GaryK
Empennage fairing

I didn't build the plane but the builder did custom build the empennage fairing. I like the smoother lines. Not a great pic as I had to blow one up that kind of shows the lines....
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,294
Posted By GaryK
Scott, Probably between 900-1,000 hours for me...

Scott,
Probably between 900-1,000 hours for me and 500-600 for my wife. We have never had an issue.

Gary
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-15-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,294
Posted By GaryK
Old pic

I wanted to keep the wires out of the way, put them higher than the upper baggage wall. The headset holders are mounted on the support. My better half has hers hanging up on her side..... The...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,052
Posted By GaryK
Drill Rod

McMaster sells drill rod material, it comes in many sizes. Someone posted this a long time ago. Purchase a few rods a few thousands smaller and see which one fits tight but not so tight you need to...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By GaryK
Congrats Bill.

Congrats Bill.
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