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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edclee
Problem Found

Well after much head scratching, flying, and many gallons of fuel looking at the problem, I found it. I have the SX system with both the primary S200 and the Slave S100. I have been using the S100...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edclee
The real fly in the ointment is WHY does my SX...

The real fly in the ointment is WHY does my SX AHRS data show 35 ft/sec when I am standing still? It does this whether I am in the hangar, engine off, or outside in no wind. If I consider the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edclee
TAS

My AHRS page says my velocity is 35 ft/sec sitting still powered up for several minutes. I have cycled the power in several locations over several hours and it comes up the same. That is likely the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edclee
PROBLEM FOUND!!!!! GRT TAS calc WAY off

I cant figure out why my TAS is being reported way over what it actually is. My IAS is corrrect and verified numerous ways. The problem could be something else I cant figure out. When I go the the...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By edclee
Stratux Solved

After considerable searching, I found that instructions on the GRT site and the instructions on the Stratux.me site are both not quite right. Not mentioned is that the serial adapter sold on Amazon...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By edclee
Poblem Fixed Stratux ADSb serial out HELP!

I have tried for two days to figure this out. Shouldnt be this hard. I have a stratux I have used for several years, works great for WiFi out, but I am trying to add the serial output for ADSb into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By edclee
Best Android Display for the Cockpit?

Any thoughts on the most cockpit readable Android displays? I am considering the 7" Samsung Galaxy.
Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By edclee
No, older versions work fine

I have discovered my problem. It was a security issue. It is necessary to go into settings and allow installation of apps NOT found on Play Store. I have it installed now and it is working thanks...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By edclee
Empennage

PM Sent re empennage
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By edclee
v6 Radio

PM Sent for V6 Radio
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By edclee
Sport EX Touch Screen

Does anyone have the Sport EX who opted for the touch screen? I have an EX on order and am considering adding the touch screen. Is it worthwhile?
Ed
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By edclee
Rapco Brake lining kit

I will take the Rapco brake lining kit. How do you wish me to pay? PM sent
Ed Lee
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,109
Posted By edclee
grass and wheel pants

I fly an RV-9A from our turf runway. Bermuda grass and other green stuff. Sounds like ours is not nearly as plush as yours. 2800 feet, 100 feet wide. We keep it mowed. Wheel pants are fine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By edclee
GRT remote android app fails to load

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 I am not using so if figured I would load the GRT Remote Android App on it. The android version on the S4 is 4.4.2 and when I go to GRTs site and download the file, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pump

Frankly, sounds similar to the issues I was having that turned out to be mogas vapor pressure. The pump pulls a partial vacuum in the fuel lines and actually "boils" vapor out of the gas at fairly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By edclee
borescope view?

I did some more reading and apparently this is possible on the H2AD engine, but not the others?
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By edclee
Borescope Inspection of cam through crankshaft???

I just read a comment made in General Aviation News about using a borescope through the removed plug in the front of the crankshaft for aircraft with fixed pitch props. Is this possible? :eek:
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pump

Fred, did you make this device? If so can you share the design? It is a great idea. By the way, for those who thought my mix was 50/50, it is not. My mix is 80% mogas, 20% avgas. Average Octane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By edclee
Problem Found, Strange Fuel Pump Issue

Well those of you who voted for the RVP being the problem win a Kewpie doll!. After a few hours yesterday and this morning looking over the entire fuel system for leaks, loose connections,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By edclee
I have run this mix in temps of 100 degrees F and...

I have run this mix in temps of 100 degrees F and cyl hd temps at 400, while climbing and no issues in the past. It gets really hot here in SC in August. I have flown this mixture in the summer at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pressure

System is per Vans plans, nothing unusual. I run mix of Avgas and 90 octane non ethanol mogas. Have run this system and this fuel for over 100 hours with no changes and no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By edclee
Problem Found !!!! Strange fuel pressure drop issue

I flew the RV-9A(mechanical fuel injection) to Savannah this morning and after about 30 minutes of flying noticed the RPM fluctuating somewhat. I noticed that the fuel pressure was also varying and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By edclee
Is anyone flying with the Flightview EFIS (IPads)?

I am curious as to the experiences with this system, which, on it's face, seems like a great VFR panel solution. One issue I see with it is that at present, there is no magnetic heading information...
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By edclee
Clocking at 2, 8 oclock?

Strange that Lycoming says to clock it there and Sensenich says to clock it at 11 when #1 is at TDC. I am going to try it though!
Ed
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,791
Posted By edclee
Ferrules

If you have difficulty with the linkl go to Amazon and search for Wire Ferrules. They are used almost exclusively in Europe for exactly this reason.
Ed

I use a kit like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,791
Posted By edclee
Connectors

One SHOULD be using crimp ferrules on those type connectors, not just putting bare wires into them. They are cheap and secure and have a plastic lead-in that prevents the cut end of the insulation...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By edclee
Alclad?

Is the 2024T3 used on the skins ALCLAD? Insteresting that I did not know this alloy was used on the 9A I purchased. I should know more...oh well even at 77 I keep learning.
Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By edclee
Skin Alloy?

Isn't the alloy used in the wing and stab skins 6061-T6, not 2024?
Ed
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,085
Posted By edclee
Rv-9A

About right. You will note that the airplane does not like to slow down. It wants to go fast, so think about getting to your pattern speed earlier. I use flaps for ALL landings, it assures the...
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By edclee
Update on Vibration/Clocking

Well, nothing special about the configuration. Standard Sensenich metal prop and I took it off this morning to check out the bushing thing. I also downloaded Lycoming SL1098Q, which addresses...
Forum: Propellers 03-14-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By edclee
Prop Clocking, vibration?

I recently had the prop off my RV-9A IO-320 for my condition inspection and I decided to check to see what Sensenich had to say about it. They have an instruction published that says to set #1 to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By edclee
Injector

My guess as well. It happened to me on my IO-320 twice! Plugged injector. Thought sure it was a stuck exhaus valve, but no.
Ed
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By edclee
Rudder Interference

Trust me, you want to install hard stops for the rudder down at the bottom of the rudder because if not, the rudder WILL hit the elevator tips if moved in the wind, or accidently while tying down,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,668
Posted By edclee
Beer! Camaraderie!

Wife and I will walk over from homebuilt camping!!!!!!!
Yes
Ed
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By edclee
Condition

Please!!!! It is a CONDITION inspection, not a conditional inspection.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By edclee
Prop

Andy is yours an IVO prop?
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By edclee
Thanks

Thanks for that info. How would an ordinary human know or find out this stuff?
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By edclee
DAR

Mel, I am in SC and damned if I can find anyone who claims to have the necessary authorization codes. I have no idea what codes are necessary to do this. Can you tell me whether I need to search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By edclee
Changing N Number

I have researched the threads and found some of the info I need and found on the FAA website instructions for applying for a new N number and I have prepared a letter to send with my $10 to get my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By edclee
93 non ethanol

Wow, I wish we could get 93 non ethanol in South Carolina. We can only get 90 with no ethanol.
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By edclee
O-320

I live just south of you at SC76 (Unity Aerodrome) and have a fuel tank in the hangar. I have an IO-320,160hp, 8.5:1 compression ratio engine in my RV-9A. The engine needs 91 Octane and running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By edclee
72EL

Walt, I am running both in my RV9A. I use the 740 to drive the autopilot and some other functions and run the Ipad with the sythetic vision and the sectional map next to it. The Ipad can run the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By edclee
Drilling

I used a high suction shop vacuum with a small extension tip held right at the drill hole to suck the chips out as I drilled. It seemed to work since I found no chips inside. In my case, the bore...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By edclee
Did it!

Big deal to remove freeze plug and replace it with a new one? No.
https://youtu.be/rHhj7myY1s8


Decided it is best to do it. I bought two new plugs from Aircraft Spruce, then drilled a hole in the...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By edclee
Locktite

Having used #648 to retain a cylindrical fit part on a shaft, I can tell you that you cannot remove that #4 screw unless you heat the joint to around 300F first. Apply heat to the head of the screw...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By edclee
Lycoming AD 1198-02-08 Crankshaft Bore

If one has put 8.5:1 compression cylinders on a Lycoming 0-320-E2-A does this AD apply? As I read the AD, it applies to engines with hollow cranks of 160 hp if O-320 and all O-360 engines. Has...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By edclee
Should work fine if no components on the other...

Should work fine if no components on the other side got fried. 20 Gauge wire should work fine for that. The traces are pretty thin so the repair will be fine with 20 gauge.
Ed
Forum: RV-4 01-04-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By edclee
Talking drawings

Dennis, good to see you finally getting into finishing that -4. Dont know the answer to your question though. :D
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,100
Posted By edclee
Build School

I went through all the pictures. Excellent post, thanks for that.
Ed
Forum: Polishing your RV 12-30-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,206
Posted By edclee
I have a test panel on my wing about 10" by 10"...

I have a test panel on my wing about 10" by 10" that I have tried the Johns 360 product. I was not brave enough to put it everywhere since it is not easy to remove. So far it is holding up and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By edclee
Wind

Thanks to both of you for your responses. That is exactly what I wanted to know. The MiniX sounds like exactly what I need.
Ed:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By edclee
GRT MiniX Question about Wind info

I am looking hard at the MiniX with the magnetometer and would like to know from someone who has one whether the MiniX tells you wind direction and speed. I know with GPS and the accurate heading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By edclee
Database

Thanks, James. Good news
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By edclee
Database

Thanks, Try NC02, SC76, GA35, Triple Tree, Hawks Meadow for airports
HUSTN, LOCKS, for instersections
SDZ, CTF for VORs
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By edclee
Level of Database detail from GRT database downloads

I am searching for information on how detailed the GRT navigation database is. For instance, does it include all airports with FAA designations? Even private airports but those shown on sectionals...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By edclee
W&B

"This is where it could fall apart. Maybe an FAA inspector would NEVER ask this question. Lucky me... But I'd say that this scenario plays out more often than not in that one might not know their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By edclee
W&B

"I was hoping an ASI or DAR could point to something specific in a document (that I haven't found) stating what needs to be carried other than a "weight and balance report". For all I know, it could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By edclee
W&B

I am not totally sure what you are asking, since you raise MANY questions, but the crux of the matter is that yes, you must have weight and balance information in the aircraft based on what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By edclee
Grass Strip

I am fortunate enough to have bought some land years ago with a friend and turned 2800 feet of it into a runway of grass (SC76). I helped build his Onex and first flight was here. I built a Sonex...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,488
Posted By edclee
Fluctuation

I had an Arrow once that had this problem almost exactly. Turned out finally to be the fuel boost pump itself leaking air on the suction side but never leaked fuel, only air sucked in while pumping....
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,488
Posted By edclee
Fluctuation

I had an Arrow once that had this problem almost exactly. Turned out finally to be the fuel pump itself leaking air on the suction side but never leaked fuel, only air sucked in while pumping. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By edclee
Level

Put the airplane on a level surface, jacks or weight on wing tips is necessary. Pitch doesnt matter. THe ball should be in the center. If not, adjust it so it is. That's it.
Ed
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-08-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By edclee
Fuel Gauge

I have two of the Vans early ones, one I am reasonably sure is not accurate, I think the other one is. You can have both of them gratis for the shipping. Let me know if you want them. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,992
Posted By edclee
Success!

Well, I installed the ball valve yesterday and flew the plane this morning. OATs in the 30s. Previously with no modifications the best I could do is get the oil temp to the 130s in this temp. With...
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