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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By 219PB
I hosted a Boy Scout Aviation merit badge to 10...

I hosted a Boy Scout Aviation merit badge to 10 Scouts and each one got a ride in my RV-6A. 9 of these had never ridden in an aircraft other than a commercial airliner.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By 219PB
Don't you just love the spell checker in action?

Don't you just love the spell checker in action?
Forum: COMM 04-29-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
Just wanted to post an update. Walt was on the...

Just wanted to post an update. Walt was on the money. Found the culprit to be the RG400 connection to the back of the GTR200 tray. Took it loose, inspected and cleaned it. Problem went away.

If...
Forum: COMM 04-28-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
Walt, I agree, but why would not it have done...

Walt, I agree, but why would not it have done that from the initial build? Have not made any changes to the wiring.
Forum: COMM 04-28-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
I only saw the option to adjust the ICS squelch...

I only saw the option to adjust the ICS squelch in the menu. Did not see any adjustments for the receiving squelch. Went through the manual yesterday. Did I miss something?
Forum: RV-4 04-27-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By 219PB
Sorry, my bad.

Sorry, my bad.
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
Bob, my three strobes ground wires come together...

Bob, my three strobes ground wires come together between the seats, combined to a single ground wire, then run to my forest of tabs on the firewall. I have heard about issues such as this and wired...
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
Colin, Will take you up on it. Will give you a...

Colin,

Will take you up on it. Will give you a shout to arrange a time where I can meet you at your airport.

Thanks,

Paul
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
Walt, Thanks for the reply. The aircraft was...

Walt,

Thanks for the reply. The aircraft was completed in Aug of 2019 with RG400 cabling following Garmin's cable length recommendations. A new Red Tail bent antenna was used and the paint was...
Forum: RV-4 04-26-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By 219PB
O-Ring size

Are the O-rings from Van's Viton? Their website does not say, and the description states "The brown O-rings are generally auto fuel resistant, but their tolerance for the newer oxygenated auto fuels...
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By 219PB
Looking for someone with a Garmin GTR 200 installed in Texas

I have a Garmin GTR 200 that recently started breaking squelch when my strobes are on. No other radio or component is exhibiting this issue.

Naturally I spent time physically checking the grounding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 159,965
Posted By 219PB
Guess the other half is on his back entrance.

Guess the other half is on his back entrance.
Forum: Interiors 04-21-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,227
Posted By 219PB
It is good to keep the low/high option. Mine...

It is good to keep the low/high option. Mine start on high but after about 10 min, it gets too warm. There was one flight that I had that the high setting was left on. All it costs you to keep the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By 219PB
I did a mix of both. My harness that connected...

I did a mix of both. My harness that connected all of the components under the dash was built on a board and installed in the aircraft ready to plug and play. You can look at my builders log link...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By 219PB
I would not recommend this. Best practice is to...

I would not recommend this. Best practice is to use new towels or dedicated disposable towels for the plexiglass. There are disposable towels designed specifically for plexiglass. I use DuPont...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By 219PB
I purchased a color coordinated dish towel, about...

I purchased a color coordinated dish towel, about 16"x16", and had my wife embroider the tail number on it. Looks classy and purposeful, and also serves as a rag to wipe up anything that I might...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By 219PB
I have landed my 6A with a 20kt steady crosswind....

I have landed my 6A with a 20kt steady crosswind. That had the rudder at its stop. Personally, I do not fly if I believe that the crosswind component is forecasted over 15kts. My personal minimum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By 219PB
Been there. done that!

Been there. done that!
Forum: Texas (South) 04-02-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By 219PB
Sounds like a good place to be tomorrow morning.

Sounds like a good place to be tomorrow morning.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By 219PB
Thanks for the tip. I know what my afternoon...

Thanks for the tip. I know what my afternoon will consist of!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By 219PB
I did not install the Van's stall warning on my...

I did not install the Van's stall warning on my Dynon system.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By 219PB
My arm could be twisted.

My arm could be twisted.
Forum: Interiors 03-13-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By 219PB
Thanks, I will add to my next AC order.

Thanks, I will add to my next AC order.
Forum: Interiors 03-12-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By 219PB
Visible Registration Storage

Just wanted to know what others have used to display their registration in the cockpit. On my old spam can, there was a clear pocket on the lower left corner of the side wall. My RV-6A does not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By 219PB
Potentially from the O-ring on the fuel tank...

Potentially from the O-ring on the fuel tank sample valve.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,416
Posted By 219PB
You want to make sure that the canopy is level or...

You want to make sure that the canopy is level or a little bit taller that the rear skin. Cannot be below. 99% of my canopy is separated from the frame by 1/8 for expansion. On one of the back rear...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,416
Posted By 219PB
You can check out the pictures that I posted on...

You can check out the pictures that I posted on my Kitlog. Might be of some help. I used carbon fiber for all of the skirting. Would definitely do it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-25-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By 219PB
Take a look at my pictures for my 6A in the...

Take a look at my pictures for my 6A in the KitLog link below. Shows how I mounted the Dynon heated pitot and ran all of the associated tubing (AOA) down the wing. Yes, you will have to remove the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By 219PB
Looks like Minden, NV.

Looks like Minden, NV.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By 219PB
The VPX gives you lots of functionality. You can...

The VPX gives you lots of functionality. You can design the system with redundancy. My aircraft is electrically dependent and the VPX Pro has 2 separate busses internally and my engine has three...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By 219PB
I did not say anything about getting out of the...

I did not say anything about getting out of the aircraft! The parking brake just keeps you from having to hold the brakes while the GPS gets programmed, ground contacted, etc. Jeeze!!
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By 219PB
I use my parking brake more often than I would...

I use my parking brake more often than I would have imagined. It is nice if it is cold outside and the engine needs time for the warmup. Also, if it is windy outside, the brake can be applied to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By 219PB
B&C fixed for me

I too had an issue with the bracket supplied by B&C. I took detailed measurements and photos, and after discussing with B&C, they sent me a different bracket. Perfect fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By 219PB
Give me shout at 361-649-two-zero-five-zero if...

Give me shout at 361-649-two-zero-five-zero if you want to take me up on my offer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By 219PB
Scales at VCT

I am about an 1.25 hour flight from ORG in Victoria, TX and willing to weigh his aircraft.
Forum: ADS-B 01-12-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By 219PB
I simple click of an opt-out selection. Not that...

I simple click of an opt-out selection. Not that complex. Heard through the grapevine that certain individuals have the ability to keep their flights private. Might just be a conspiracy theory. ;)
Forum: ADS-B 01-12-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By 219PB
The information is given out way too readily

I am all for the FAA and air traffic control knowing my N number and where I am. The part that bugs me is that every small detail of your flight is know to every individual on the planet with apps...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,463
Posted By 219PB
Just to let everyone know. Scott offered to send...

Just to let everyone know. Scott offered to send me a clip for my QT Halo even though he is the competitor. I felt funny about this so I placed and order from his website. Scott saw the order,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,463
Posted By 219PB
Well, I hope the one I purchased from Scott...

Well,

I hope the one I purchased from Scott works well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,463
Posted By 219PB
Scott, I will be ordering one of your lapel...

Scott,

I will be ordering one of your lapel clips.

Paul
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,463
Posted By 219PB
QT Halo states they do not supply the clips...

QT Halo states they do not supply the clips anymore. What the heck?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,463
Posted By 219PB
Halo shirt cliip

Not trying to hijack this thread but what have others done to replace the shirt clip? Mine fell apart.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-16-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,610
Posted By 219PB
Pictures in MyKitlog

Check out my pictures in the avionics section of MyKitlog. It shows how I arranged my components behind the panel. Look all the way through to the end. Some got relocated.
Forum: Propellers 12-09-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 219PB
Just to close out this thread. I removed the...

Just to close out this thread. I removed the lean mapping from the 2300 portion of the curve and flew the aircraft to 9500 over the weekend. Manually leaned the engine and the rpm remained within...
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 219PB
The engine was aggressively leaned. Was burning...

The engine was aggressively leaned. Was burning 6.2 gph and the cylinder head temps were ~320F.

This does get me thinking though. I am running an EFII system and I have set 2300 as my cruise RPM...
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 219PB
My memory recollection is that I removed the...

My memory recollection is that I removed the screws and reclocked it without splitting the flanges at all. Why would lowering the rpms to 2200 and then advancing on 2300 have a different effect than...
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 219PB
Gov Arm Spring Tension

A thought came to mind yesterday. During the build, I had to reclock the arm on the governor to accommodate the control cable and the mounting bracket. Cannot remember which way I moved the arm but...
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 219PB
I remember this screen when the governor was...

I remember this screen when the governor was installed. If the screen was dirty, shouldn't the problem occur continuously? When I reduced to 2200 and then moved it back up to 2300, the fluctuations...
Forum: Propellers 12-02-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 219PB
RPM Surging Issue at Cruise

I had an issue with my RPM fluctuating on my flight this past weekend. The aircraft was at 12000 feet, 20 MAP(WOT), at 2300 rpm. The rpm was slowing surging back and from from 2280 to 2340. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,887
Posted By 219PB
Modify the ball valve

I am not being a proponent of this solution but could not resist this recommendation. A hole can be drilled into the ball of the ball valve so that when it is in the closed position, a minimum...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-16-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 985
Posted By 219PB
Hanger space at ELP or DNA

Just reaching out to any RV'ers that might have some hanger space for an RV6A at ELP or DNA I could rent from you during the Thanksgiving holidays. Looking to visit my son at Fort Bliss...
Forum: Reviews 11-12-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By 219PB
I sent them an email two weeks ago asking about...

I sent them an email two weeks ago asking about the elastomers that they use in their valves and it has been dead quiet. Trying to verify the compatibility with 10% ethanol fuels.

Does anyone know...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,188
Posted By 219PB
Just sent you a PM

Just sent you a PM
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By 219PB
My system is set up using the Bus Manager from...

My system is set up using the Bus Manager from EFII. The main and essential busses are separated from each other via a diode. It allow power from the main to feed the essential. This incurs a volt...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,891
Posted By 219PB
My rule is: If your hand is not on the tow bar,...

My rule is: If your hand is not on the tow bar, the tow bar gets removed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,153
Posted By 219PB
Question about the dryer

The dryer sounds interesting but on my installation, I believe that it is typical, the end of the crankcase breather is coped and fitted close to the engine exhaust header. Did you install the...
Forum: Tools 10-20-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,533
Posted By 219PB
I bough a Vidida scope and am having trouble...

I bough a Vidida scope and am having trouble getting my Android tablet working with it. Have since tried two different tablets with 3 different recommended software packages. The image displayed is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-20-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,401
Posted By 219PB
That is the way I did mine.

That is the way I did mine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,099
Posted By 219PB
Ongoing costs

My main reason for selecting a Dynon/AFS over the Garmin was the ongoing costs. You can purchase the map updates for life with the Dynon/AFS and be done with it. The Garmin will eat at you every...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By 219PB
I made my own from carbon fiber. Was a fun...

I made my own from carbon fiber. Was a fun project. If I had to do it over again I would have done the pilot's side as well.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_2399/full/FP17032019A00021.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 355,645
Posted By 219PB
Very nice photos. I am envious.

Very nice photos. I am envious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,034
Posted By 219PB
I do the same thing. Takes me 1-2 min.

I do the same thing. Takes me 1-2 min.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
Posted By 219PB
McFarlane Aviation Products makes a vernier...

McFarlane Aviation Products makes a vernier assist that gives you the best of both worlds. I installed in my RV-6A. Works great.

https://www.mcfarlaneaviation.com/products/product/MCVA1035-20-060/
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,582
Posted By 219PB
I am aware of this and take care when inserting. ...

I am aware of this and take care when inserting. To be honest, I have not used the charging option in over a year. I fly at least once per week and the batteries never need the additional charging.
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