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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Thanks Vern excellent advice. I found the gap on...

Thanks Vern excellent advice. I found the gap on my #4 mag-driven plug to be pretty wide, especially as compared to all the others. I regapped it and cleaned them all, and the latest data after a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Erratic RPM reading

Hi all,

Had an odd event today and after looking through the data logs wanted to get some feedback on my troubleshooting process. Was cruising along at 3000' and noticed a very slight roughness...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not exactly your setup but this helped me when...

Not exactly your setup but this helped me when wiring my 175 to my GRT Sport

http://grtavionics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3215
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-07-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Florida is obviously ripe with airpark...

Florida is obviously ripe with airpark communities, but a few in my area I can comment on would be FA40, Hidden Lake, which is in New Port Richey, a bit north of Tampa. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The IFR approach option was available for the...

The IFR approach option was available for the Horizon series EFIS, but not the Sport. As far I as understand, there is no way to fly instrument approaches with the Sport without an IFR navigator. I...
Forum: Job Board 11-11-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,731
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A one-night cross country (literally) trip in...

A one-night cross country (literally) trip in November on specific dates is quite an ask...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have the exact same setup. I found this info...

I have the exact same setup. I found this info very helpful:

http://grtavionics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3215

Let me know if you have any specific issues or questions - I am at work now and...
Forum: GPS 10-03-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,377
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I don't believe that's possible, and I wouldn't...

I don't believe that's possible, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was done that way on purpose. I'm not sure that behavior would be allowed from a certified navigator, since it could theoretically...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-30-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have a 9A at KCLW, and there are several other...

I have a 9A at KCLW, and there are several other RV's here as well. You are welcome to reach out and find a time to come by - would need to be a weekday for me but there are usually some RVs out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have found that at WOT, the mixture...

I have found that at WOT, the mixture distribution is poor, and two cylinders end up much leaner, and thus hotter, than the other two. I am able to even them out a bit by slightly cracking the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-25-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have that combo with no issues whatsoever. The...

I have that combo with no issues whatsoever. The Surefly has been a great unit.

Chris
Forum: GPS 07-28-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,377
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Really like mine so far. Linked to Foreflight via...

Really like mine so far. Linked to Foreflight via bluetooth, and fully coupled to my GRT EFIS and autopilot. The screen size isn't really an issue since I can do most things, like flight plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yep I painted mine red and before takeoff I touch...

Yep I painted mine red and before takeoff I touch and check everything red in my cockpit: Mixture, fuel pump switch, fuel selector, and canopy handle:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,960
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have replaced plenty of parts. I also repaired...

I have replaced plenty of parts. I also repaired a few mistakes when it could be done in an approved and inconspicuous fashion rather than spend time and money on an unnecessary replacement just to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I posted the pinout on your Facebook post, hope...

I posted the pinout on your Facebook post, hope it helps.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Your large difference may be due to the filter...

Your large difference may be due to the filter just upstream of the floscan, maybe this inhibits the damping of the pulses from the fuel pump, increasing the error. The totalizer error will be larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I have the floscan, mounted in the same position...

I have the floscan, mounted in the same position as yours. I see about a 1GPH increase in reading when the electric pump is on. The pump is generally only on for brief periods, and I find the total...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
GPS175 Backlight Offset

For some reason the display on my new GPS175 seems to dim way too much at night, so at every startup I need to go into the settings and adjust the manual backlight offset. The manual says this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,695
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
At least 500 hours on my ND alternator since I...

At least 500 hours on my ND alternator since I bought the engine used, zero issues.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Food for thought, and just an example, but you...

Food for thought, and just an example, but you could buy a GRT Sport EX for $1500, that includes basic engine monitoring, an echoUAT ADSB-IN/OUT unit for $1400, and a used GTX-327 for about ~400...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,349
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I can run mogas in my 150HP O-320 no problem, and...

I can run mogas in my 150HP O-320 no problem, and many others do as well. I'm sure the Rotax is a great engine but it's hard to beat the engine that the airframe was designed around. You may have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I would also go back and replace every AN3 bolt...

I would also go back and replace every AN3 bolt that has already been installed with that torque.
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think VDF gives you more options - probably...

I think VDF gives you more options - probably more likely to have hangar space plus more likely to have services available should you need anything. I know there are RV's at VDF, not sure about X39....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Garmin SNF Deals??

Pulling the trigger on a GPS 175. Should I wait for a SNF deal or is that unlikely?

Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Perhaps unrelated to your starting problem but I...

Perhaps unrelated to your starting problem but I would be concerned that your boost pump is flooding your carburetor, you should not have to leave it off during takeoff (probably the most important...
Forum: GPS 03-24-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,025
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am thinking about pulling the trigger on an IFR...

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on an IFR upgrade, and to me, it looks hard to beat the GPS 175. I see used GPS400W's on the market for $3500-4000, which is barely less than a 175, and for...
Forum: Propellers 03-18-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
RV9A Metal to Composite prop W&B

I am seriously considering changing my Sensenich metal prop for a WW GA200L ground adjustable composite prop. I have always felt like my prop wasn't quite pitched right, and the RPM restriction is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,454
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I agree with most everything here, having also...

I agree with most everything here, having also done my transition training in a 6A. I will add that any extra speed also makes it very easy to over-correct in pitch. It takes a very small amount of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think a lot depends on probe location, with...

I think a lot depends on probe location, with trends being more important. My O-320 is carbureted and I usually see EGT's around 1450 when leaned properly for cruise. Plugs look great every year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This comes up very frequently in the forum it...

This comes up very frequently in the forum it seems, and even though I haven't yet seen a good explanation on HOW it happens, I am another person who has had it happen. In fact, my symptoms were...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-19-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
My parents live outside Chapel Hill (Fearrington)...

My parents live outside Chapel Hill (Fearrington) and when I fly to visit them I usually use Siler City (SCR). It is a sleepy country airport, and usually at least one or two friendly airport types...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Just the tip I needed today. Thanks! Chris

Just the tip I needed today. Thanks!

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,952
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
[QUOTE=DeeCee 57;1502398]well, my ship sports 1...

[QUOTE=DeeCee 57;1502398]well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet pumps, all of em 2005 vintage. One of the facet is used for take-off, then switched off in the cruise, the other one is then...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-25-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,641
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This post is 100% ridgeback approved

This post is 100% ridgeback approved
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This is just about exactly my usual strategy, and...

This is just about exactly my usual strategy, and I can use the altitude intercept arc to fine tune it. I try not to shock cool my engine if possible, so I slowly ease off my power during the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-31-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,557
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Have been to Treasure Cay twice, most recently...

Have been to Treasure Cay twice, most recently last year shortly after the hurricane, to deliver some Xmas presents. The infrastructure was devastated and they were just happy for any visitors and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,802
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I think "failed nose gear" may be bit unfair,...

I think "failed nose gear" may be bit unfair, because usually technique contributes to the "failure". That being said, -A models can certainly be more unforgiving on rough fields, just like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
All part of the learning curve. The ribs may...

All part of the learning curve. The ribs may take some "massaging" to get into place, and you may need to work your way from the nose back alternating top and bottom. It will take several attempts....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,802
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
As you can see a lot of egos get involved in this...

As you can see a lot of egos get involved in this discussion (which is of no help), but at the end of the day when you want to evaluate risk, insurance companies are usually the experts, and they...
Forum: Southeast 12-23-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I flew with Jan Bussell in South Florida in his...

I flew with Jan Bussell in South Florida in his 6A. Excellent training and all from his grass strip. www.rv6flyjan.com

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-16-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,617
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The installation instructions note that it is NOT...

The installation instructions note that it is NOT a direct replacement and that a small amount of minor modifications are needed.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,482
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Flying with dad

Got to take my dad flying for only the second time since I finished the plane in 2016. Had beautiful weather to fly down the beaches from Clearwater to St Pete for a touch and go at SPG. Dad isn’t...
Forum: Autopilots 12-06-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Of all the difficulties encountered in building...

Of all the difficulties encountered in building an airplane, installing two small servos will be about the least problematic, and one of the most appreciated additions. I flew one long XC without...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,420
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I use the synthetic approach feature for most...

I use the synthetic approach feature for most every night landing at new airports (and some day ones just to stay fresh). Very easy to get confused at night and in unfamiliar locations. Rather than...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Not sure about 10s but I know RV's have certainly...

Not sure about 10s but I know RV's have certainly landed there, and they all have the catering nose wheel...

Chris
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,219
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Yes there is a SB about this as well....

Yes there is a SB about this as well. https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-07-4-12/
Forum: Florida (South) 11-09-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Hi Glenn, I live in Clearwater and built a 9A...

Hi Glenn, I live in Clearwater and built a 9A that is based at CLW. My wife and I are having a baby any day now, so I may be a bit preoccupied for a while, but once things settle down I would be...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-08-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,243
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
If you're not afraid of being just north of Tampa...

If you're not afraid of being just north of Tampa you can check out Pilot County (X05) and Hidden Lake (FA40),https://www.hiddenlakeairport.com/ , both are airpark communities that seem somewhat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,026
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The 9/A was designed specifically for you :)....

The 9/A was designed specifically for you :).

There are lots of variations in how people build them, but if you build to specs, they get Van's advertised numbers, or better. The 9 will give you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,523
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Add me to the list of those who have had a...

Add me to the list of those who have had a mechanical fuel pump fail to high pressure. Had very similar symptoms.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-27-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,528
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
KCDK is closed for two months for runway...

KCDK is closed for two months for runway resurfacing - be sure to check NOTAMS before planning a trip there.

Chris
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,528
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Check out blackwater airfield in the FL...

Check out blackwater airfield in the FL panhandle. Forest service strip with camping and hiking on site. Haven't been but its on my bucket list.

Chris
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,353
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
+1 again. It's about how much you want it. Did...

+1 again. It's about how much you want it. Did you just decide a month ago you want to build a plane? What are the chances that in a year or two the fun of flying, or the idea of building a plane...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-12-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,554
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
A good 10 maybe hard to find but ill bet you...

A good 10 maybe hard to find but ill bet you could still find one sooner than 18-24 months (your timeframe for building). And you wouldn’t have to worry about finding help to build one, and all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,041
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
This is essentially my practice. As I pull power...

This is essentially my practice. As I pull power back, mixture comes back also as soon as I hit 65%. This is usually on crosswind leg. Muscle memory tells me how far back to pull the red knob. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,486
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I'm going to pile on with some others even...

I'm going to pile on with some others even thought it wasn't exactly the answer you asked for - I would wait a bit until you get so specific in your search requirements, right now you don't know what...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 294,995
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
With Epic leaving the kit market, maybe there's...

With Epic leaving the kit market, maybe there's room for a new experimental turboprop? Could never afford one, but I'd love to dream about it.

Chris
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,423
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
Some of us build so we can afford the plane we...

Some of us build so we can afford the plane we want, not because we want to expend as much energy as possible building.

Still more of us build for "education", which is the main the purpose of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-07-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,152
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
At least one person did: ...

At least one person did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eTIxg6pOBY

And before the pile-on starts, it's not me and I don't recommend it. So the answer to your question is "Yes, but don't".

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,128
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I am in 100%. Little one is due Nov 8 so we have...

I am in 100%. Little one is due Nov 8 so we have about 2 years to make this happen.

Should I prime it?

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,876
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
I've gotten those out with ez-out type bolt...

I've gotten those out with ez-out type bolt extractors before. It's very satisfying when they grab and start turning!

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,301
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
The mechanical skills to do it are achievable by...

The mechanical skills to do it are achievable by almost anybody (with time and practice). What separates successful builders from those that don't finish, IMO, is patience and perseverance. You...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,020
Posted By YellowJacket RV9
They are (should be) determined for each aircraft...

They are (should be) determined for each aircraft during Phase 1 testing. There are so many variations in builds that numbers may be similar but won?t be the same. My Vx with a light plane and fixed...
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