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Forum: Florida (Central) Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By pa38112
I was excited, until I realized you were talking...

I was excited, until I realized you were talking about a different Flying W - It turns out there are 7 of them. I was thinking New Jersey (N14).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,937
Posted By pa38112
I have 2 heat muffs in series, both stuffed with...

I have 2 heat muffs in series, both stuffed with steel wool - it is OK, but never gets truly warm. The canopy is sealed, the rear baffle is sealed, no boots on the control rods.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By pa38112
If I recall correctly, my caps just have the...

If I recall correctly, my caps just have the nyloc nut on the bottom. Put on the new O-rings and tighten them a little at a time until the cap wont turn in the fuel neck when the locking tab is down....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By pa38112
Why do you have to cut the flanges? On my...

Why do you have to cut the flanges? On my O-360-A1A I just removed the intake pipes and slipped the old ring off of the free end and slipped the new one on. Is the IO intake a manifold?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-23-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By pa38112
I have done it twice... He is not removing the...

I have done it twice... He is not removing the sump; just dropping it low enough to pull out the old gasket and insert a new one.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-22-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By pa38112
Dropping the sump is pretty easy. Getting it out...

Dropping the sump is pretty easy. Getting it out is a bit harder, but you don't need to.
Drain the oil and let the plane sit for about two weeks so all of the oil drips down into the pan. If you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-22-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By pa38112
The key to getting a hanger it to walk around and...

The key to getting a hanger it to walk around and talk to people often. The waiting lists are rarely actually used. If a hanger opens up and you walk up that day and ask, you will likely get it. -...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By pa38112
Have you grounded the plane for this? At a...

Have you grounded the plane for this? At a minimum I would replace the existing bolt right now, but it would be a really good idea to correct this before further flight.
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,348
Posted By pa38112
If you research this more you will find out the...

If you research this more you will find out the the orientation for Hand Propping is NOT the best orientation for vibration minimization. A Whirlwind is very light, so it is not a big deal. Props...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By pa38112
The problem with them is that most people to not...

The problem with them is that most people to not understand them. It took me quite a while to figure out. Once I did, I like it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By pa38112
When running LOP, the FF is the power setting....

When running LOP, the FF is the power setting. You can ignore MP. On my O-360-A1A I run set my RMP about 2,400 and then pull the mixture out until I get below 75%. I then play with the throttle...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By pa38112
The US government owns the GPS system. They can...

The US government owns the GPS system. They can do with it what they want. There are at least 5 other countries with satellite based navigation systems, but the US has authority to jam those signals...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By pa38112
You won't beat a Whirlwind: ...

You won't beat a Whirlwind: https://whirlwindpropellers.com/aircraft/product/ga200l-2-blade-propeller-for-lycoming-o-320-io-360/
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By pa38112
New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in...

New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in series with stainless steel wool stuffed in them. It's OK, but my wife would like more hot air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By pa38112
It has been years since I did the practice kit. I...

It has been years since I did the practice kit. I misunderstood what the jig was for. I recall having to lay-out the rivet spacing on the training edge, but my memory is poor. Since you said it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By pa38112
So I guess there is no need to teach math since...

So I guess there is no need to teach math since we now have calculators?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By pa38112
That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the...

That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the purposes of the practice kits is to teach you how to use the tools and techniques needed to build a plane. The idea here is to learn to do lay-outs and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By pa38112
I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger...

I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger issue is running them when they are over 200F. There is no way you are going to stop them from hitting 200F after shut down.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By pa38112
ATC altitude question

The altitude we see on our altimeters is corrected for atmospheric pressure prior to takeoff. The encoder that transmits our altitude to ATC is not. Is the encoder set to standard conditions and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By pa38112
Tail wheel training cart

Years ago I saw an article on building a cart that was towed behind a vehicle to teach tail wheel rudder control. It was a tail wheel wooden cart with rear steering controlled by a 2" x 4" that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By pa38112
In automotive you would learn to paint, but you...

In automotive you would learn to paint, but you would spend 90% of your time prepping, and automotive prep is not the same as GA prep. I would get a job at a GA paint shop, do that for a while - see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By pa38112
I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is...

I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is just a little slow. It works better then acetone, but I do use acetone to clean after the old sealant is removed, because the MEK substitute leaves...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,075
Posted By pa38112
I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...

I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,744
Posted By pa38112
I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the...

I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the nosewheel stopped it from flipping over.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By pa38112
Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not...

Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not fix it; they found some bad wires, and that did not fix it. Then they sent e-mag for rebuilt because they don't know what else it could be? There are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,197
Posted By pa38112
Personally, I think there is a market for custom...

Personally, I think there is a market for custom weighted props. If you want to add 8 pounds to your nose, just order a composite Whirlwind prop with 8 pounds of steal, (or lead, or whatever) molded...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By pa38112
Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My...

Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My personal experience is that magnetos are not reliable. I have had varying degrees of failures on at least 4 occasions; however, they are safe because...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,545
Posted By pa38112
Excellent to know that this can be done! I have...

Excellent to know that this can be done! I have thought of dropping the oil pan, but there does not seem to be a way to access from there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,783
Posted By pa38112
You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. ...

You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. Insurance will only tell you how much they will give you. It is on the owner to find a shop to work on an experimental, negotiate the cost, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,923
Posted By pa38112
Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool...

Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool mandrel. If they still crack then I would say you have some bad rivets.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By pa38112
I don't know what the current break-in...

I don't know what the current break-in recommendations are (5-10 Hrs of hard running ?), but as soon as the cylinders are broken in I would be running LOP. After you have the rings seated what would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By pa38112
I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I...

I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I just shortened the caulk gun, and used it with the proseal mini tubes. did not make a piston.
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By pa38112
I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My...

I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My son has a Whirlwind GA on his 6A with an O-320. He out-performs me in every phase of flight except climb rate.
When he had a Sensenich the planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,131
Posted By pa38112
The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame...

The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame takes maybe 6-7. Repacking the wheel bearings takes the longest, followed by removing the spar cover and rear bulkheads for inspections. There is nothing...
Forum: Propellers 08-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By pa38112
Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or...

Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or their CS prop?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By pa38112
The electric fuel pump can cause erratic...

The electric fuel pump can cause erratic readings. Was that shut off?
Remember, the red cube measures fuel flow to the carb, not the fuel flow that the engine is consuming. If you have a sticking...
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,129
Posted By pa38112
I am not building anything right now, but I have...

I am not building anything right now, but I have a couple of Vans wing practice kits if you want to come pound some rivets and see how the process works. I also have a complete RV7 Empennage you can...
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By pa38112
This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A...

This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A with a O-360 and FP Sensenich. My son has a RV6A with a O-320. His use to have a FP Sensenich. The two planes performed almost identical except I could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,181
Posted By pa38112
It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There...

It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There could be a nice plane with a nice low time engine and the line guy backs the fuel truck into wing a fuselage.
I would buy that salvage engine any day....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By pa38112
Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air...

Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air cycles. This does not happen in the tank because there is enough vapor pressure to prevent it; however, external Pro-Seal that is exposed to fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By pa38112
FSDO regions

Interesting: I have a RV in New Jersey, and one in California. My NJ LODA came from the Philadelphia FSDO, the CA LODA came from the South Florida FSDO...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By pa38112
Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. ...

Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. I have seen examples of the torque seal breaking off of the threads without breaking the torque seal. This allows the clump of torque seal to spin...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,969
Posted By pa38112
He is not going to hear the radio over the mower....

He is not going to hear the radio over the mower. He is focused on mowing, not looking for you. Buzz him and give him time to move.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By pa38112
Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice...

Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice kit for this...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By pa38112
+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors)...

+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors) in my son's RV6. I am happy with it. Another option would be to buy a used UBG-16. I have one in my 6A and am happy with that too.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By pa38112
e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more...

e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more information.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By pa38112
send me your e-mail address and I will send you...

send me your e-mail address and I will send you one...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By pa38112
Altitude Reporting

I have a Garmin 345 with the integrated altitude encoder. I set it up and calibrated it per the manual, but every time I talk to ATC they see me as 900' off. Does anyone have a set-up procedure for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By pa38112
Formation of 6 - near LA

Whoever was flying in a formation of RV's over 70 outside of LA - Thank you !
I am visiting from New Jersey. About 7:00pm I was on 70 heading into Walnut when a formation of six RV's flew overhead....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By pa38112
I would run a separate (temp) P-lead and see if...

I would run a separate (temp) P-lead and see if the problem persists. if not, you have a wiring or switch issue.
Is this a new problem? Have you confirmed the timing?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By pa38112
Aaaa, I thought he was saying it is bypassing the...

Aaaa, I thought he was saying it is bypassing the filter box. If there is no ram air inlet below the cylinders then yes you are loosing performance (maybe), but no, there is no harm being done. This...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By pa38112
Your engine is ingesting unfiltered air. That is...

Your engine is ingesting unfiltered air. That is not the best situation.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-24-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By pa38112
Paul, thanks for the report - I'll go a few more...

Paul, thanks for the report - I'll go a few more years before worrying about it.
I assume in 10 years you have had your P-mags upgraded at least once, but any longevity/preventative maintenance ...
Forum: Tools 06-23-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,520
Posted By pa38112
I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just...

I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just yesterday I needed to use them and was a thinking how I much prefer the one I got from ACS.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By pa38112
P-mag rubber hose

I am thinking the rubber vacuum hose that comes with P-mags should be replaced every three years. Does anyone have a source for this hose, or an alternative?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By pa38112
The #1 Golf Course in the country is right next...

The #1 Golf Course in the country is right next to 19N. The question is: what is your handicap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,745
Posted By pa38112
I should have updated this tread... They got...

I should have updated this tread... They got back to me on FB and are shipping my tanks shortly. That seems to be the best way to communicate with them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By pa38112
prop log.. If the prop were to be replaced, the...

prop log.. If the prop were to be replaced, the weights would come off too. There is no wrong answer, but I think most people would look in the prop log for this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
Posted By pa38112
My wife is not a fan of flying. We are in a 6,...

My wife is not a fan of flying. We are in a 6, not an 8, but we routinely do 6 hours in two 3 hour legs with a lunch or dinner stop. We have done several 8 hours in 4 hour legs. Once we did 14 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,745
Posted By pa38112
Latest on Hotel Whisky

Does anyone know the latest on Hotel Whisky Aviation? I know they changed hands and then had some quality problems they were trying to work through. Now there seems to be silence. I ordered and paid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By pa38112
I found it extremely helpful to build my...

I found it extremely helpful to build my empennage at Synergy. The basic class taught be the basics. I would have struggled building the empennage with just the basic class. Once the empennage was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By pa38112
What you are seeing is fairly normal. Having said...

What you are seeing is fairly normal. Having said that, if it gets in an injector it will likely plug it. The filters seem to be doing their thing. Keep an eye on them, and keep flying.
Forum: Northeast 05-26-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,375
Posted By pa38112
Skip Martha's Vineyard. Instead go to either...

Skip Martha's Vineyard. Instead go to either Nantucket or Block Island. Tangier is interesting, but after an hour and a half you will have seen the whole thing and be ready to leave.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By pa38112
Why replace auto plugs

I run spark plugs in my car for 60,000 with no issues. Why is it that everyone recommends replacing auto plugs every year? The only answer I have heard is "They are cheap", and that does not tell me...
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