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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By airguy
I'm with Carl on this one, the Dynon AOA has...

I'm with Carl on this one, the Dynon AOA has worked remarkably well for me, and is something I listen for, never look for.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By airguy
So what forms of electronic payment are deemed...

So what forms of electronic payment are deemed "acceptable" these days? Bank wire for something large obviously - but what other payment apps are relatively secure?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-08-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By airguy
I only remember Captain Kangaroo...

I only remember Captain Kangaroo...
Forum: RV-15 08-07-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 3,413
Posted By airguy
The group of guys I fly with have already told me...

The group of guys I fly with have already told me to order 2 kits immediately when they are available - they know I'll be watching.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-07-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By airguy
I'll take the David Clark with the 2-plug and...

I'll take the David Clark with the 2-plug and battery pack - I need one more headset for the backseat in the 172. PM on the way.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By airguy
The proper way to check the tension actually is...

The proper way to check the tension actually is with a torque wrench on the alternator, twisting until the alternator pulley slips in the belt, and compare that the MFR spec.

Most of us use the...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By airguy
I flew mine a year and a half naked because I...

I flew mine a year and a half naked because I couldn't bear to take it down for paint - I was having too much fun flying it.

I'll paint the next one before flight.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-04-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By airguy
Nicely done! I got my IFR ticket in my RV as...

Nicely done! I got my IFR ticket in my RV as well, and had no trouble finding an instructor or an examiner that would work with me in my plane.

My instructor, when I first called him up and asked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By airguy
Why did Champion stopped manufacturing?

Why did Champion stopped manufacturing?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By airguy
They also have multiple taps on the transformers...

They also have multiple taps on the transformers to deal with voltage losses - we don't.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-24-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By airguy
First off - to each their own. I run the dual...

First off - to each their own.

I run the dual pump module from SDS, with two switches. Every time I switch tanks, I also switch pumps. Left for left, right for right. It makes zero difference in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By airguy
I did a bunch of flying this weekend, but the...

I did a bunch of flying this weekend, but the biggest part of it was flying chase for a good friend of mine on his first flight of his 9A that he just finished building. I set the hook with Mike...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,518
Posted By airguy
No more batteries - ever. I put them in all three...

No more batteries - ever. I put them in all three airplanes and they will go in my -10 as well.
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,106
Posted By airguy
The fuel savings and efficiency gains with the...

The fuel savings and efficiency gains with the SDS are real. I'll post my numbers right up there with Toolbuilder for comparison, in my 9A with IO360. I fly too many hours each year behind SDS to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-10-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By airguy
Please define "cycles" and exactly how far back...

Please define "cycles" and exactly how far back is "new".
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By airguy
The post-filter only needs to have small enough...

The post-filter only needs to have small enough filtration to protect the injectors - nothing else is needed. 40 micron is sufficient for that - smaller is not needed. Go do your homework on the...
Forum: Flight Testing 07-04-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,704
Posted By airguy
My home base was a private strip that didn't even...

My home base was a private strip that didn't even officially exist on paper at the time, so no way to identify it. Your base just has to be inside the test area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By airguy
11 hour roundtrip from west Texas to Huntsville...

11 hour roundtrip from west Texas to Huntsville Alabama.

When I finished building my 9A, I sold my DRDT-2 to another builder, thinking I would never need it again. Now that I have a 10 kit coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By airguy
RFI will drive you to drink.

RFI will drive you to drink.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,621
Posted By airguy
I have outboard and inboard tanks, the engine...

I have outboard and inboard tanks, the engine only draws fuel from the inboards. At the low point of the outboards I have two fuel pickups, one is a direct -6 size line to the high point of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,012
Posted By airguy
The full aircraft - all kits.

The full aircraft - all kits.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By airguy
Did you **** off somebody that has access to your...

Did you **** off somebody that has access to your hangar?

Tampering with an aircraft is a federal offense - that's a big deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,089
Posted By airguy
Nice! Now to shake the gremlins out and get 'er...

Nice!

Now to shake the gremlins out and get 'er done!

Congrats!
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-22-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,577
Posted By airguy
Those fuel flow numbers are not bad at all,...

Those fuel flow numbers are not bad at all, considering. I would be very cautious about LOP operations on a turbo engine. If it was me flying that engine with the turbo performance up high on 91E10...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By airguy
I've never had any indication of ice in the fuel,...

I've never had any indication of ice in the fuel, no. That's a whole 'nuther discussion, not for this thread.

I removed all rubber components from the entire fuel system and replaced them all with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By airguy
I routinely fly in the 14k-17k range where my...

I routinely fly in the 14k-17k range where my efficiency curve peaks, and I've had it up to FL190 several times and FL210 twice. I am running the SDS system, so my fuel rail runs at 44 psig out of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By airguy
That's true enough Walt - but I'm burning 93E10...

That's true enough Walt - but I'm burning 93E10 that I'm buying at sub-$5 prices. Compared to 7 and 8 dollar avgas at most airports, that becomes downright attractive. You're not going to do that on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By airguy
I, and I suspect many others on here, would never...

I, and I suspect many others on here, would never have launched off on a build project without VAF. I remember having a list of 4 or 5 kit types that I was interested in, and was looking at builder...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,577
Posted By airguy
Correct, that's the distinction between Va and...

Correct, that's the distinction between Va and Vno - but it's 50 feet per second, not minute.

At Vno, if you encounter a vertical gust IN EXCESS of the FAA standard 50 fps, then you can cause...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By airguy
trim wedge?

Years ago, Avery Tools had a nice little gray plastic wedge that could be epoxied onto an aero surface for a trim wedge. Now that they are retired and gone, is anyone else selling that product?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,012
Posted By airguy
Vans backlog is getting better

I placed a full-kit order for a 10 on March 3, and just got a crating notice for late September for the wing kit, much faster than I expected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By airguy
Rebuild it - it's a 2-day project and then you...

Rebuild it - it's a 2-day project and then you know it's right.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,268
Posted By airguy
If Lockwood releases a FWF kit for this, I may...

If Lockwood releases a FWF kit for this, I may just have a nice mid-time IO360 for sale. :cool:

That engine fits my mission profile perfectly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By airguy
I had a similar situation after paint - a small...

I had a similar situation after paint - a small piece of something blocked one injector. The servo keeps pouring in the same amount of fuel and the extra goes to the other 3 - super rich mix with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By airguy
Bingo. The trouble is not on the field wire...

Bingo.

The trouble is not on the field wire (which sends current to the alternator feed to make power), it's on the voltage sense wire, which is what the regulator uses to determine HOW MUCH power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,515
Posted By airguy
Can anybody tell me how these things...

Can anybody tell me how these things work?

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tnk-125-149?seid=srese1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkYGVBhArEiwA4sZLuHMS_DvanzfBdwj-rbEuyvINvva5DXyPBeKTr98hKBAe88YIlI1z4BoChtgQAvD_BwE
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-05-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,443
Posted By airguy
I had a similar issue on my SDS, I had changed...

I had a similar issue on my SDS, I had changed out all my rubber components on the fuel system for running 93E10, but I missed ONE seal on a fuel prefilter, upstream of the pumps, on the left tank....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By airguy
My 8 year old loves to fly in my 9A, and is...

My 8 year old loves to fly in my 9A, and is excited about helping build the 10 kit I have on order. Looking forward to good times!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By airguy
Not quite the weekend yet, but nonetheless a good...

Not quite the weekend yet, but nonetheless a good demonstration of the fabulous utility of our airplanes.

I left my home strip 73XS yesterday morning and flew up to KPSO Pagosa Springs Colorado for...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 06-03-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,535
Posted By airguy
Too much mechanical noise in an air-cooled engine.

Too much mechanical noise in an air-cooled engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By airguy
I've had my 9A up to FL210 twice - but there's...

I've had my 9A up to FL210 twice - but there's nothing left in her to go higher. Anything above 17,000 is just for clearing weather or terrain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,879
Posted By airguy
I need more amps than most - with both a full...

I need more amps than most - with both a full glass panel and electron-dependent engine. I have a larger than average battery on board (ETX 900) but I also have dual alternators. I need a lot of...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-30-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,535
Posted By airguy
SDS is good stuff - I love it in my plane.

SDS is good stuff - I love it in my plane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By airguy
Oh man I had forgotten that little piece of...

Oh man I had forgotten that little piece of drama. The fly-cutter is easily the most dangerous tool in the shop, but it works wonderfully when used correctly.
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By airguy
I have over a thousand hours on my 9A with IO360...

I have over a thousand hours on my 9A with IO360 flying autoplugs, most of it in cruise in the mid-teens, and have had it up to FL210 on two occasions. No issues with the plugs at all related to...
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By airguy
Tell me more about this - I need a place to be...

Tell me more about this - I need a place to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,659
Posted By airguy
The fuel pump does not have a mechanism to dump...

The fuel pump does not have a mechanism to dump fuel, except for a failure of the fuel pump diaphragm which would show up as low fuel pressure, not high.

What fuel levels did you measure during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,777
Posted By airguy
Bingo. Ken - glad to see you continuing to put...

Bingo.

Ken - glad to see you continuing to put high quality parts on the market!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-12-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,885
Posted By airguy
Any updates on the EM-6 and closed loop...

Any updates on the EM-6 and closed loop operation? I am enjoying flying at high altitude and actually being able to watch my mixture change as the fuel cools off (98F on the ramp this afternoon, 25F...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,503
Posted By airguy
I would be quite happy to run turbo-normalized...

I would be quite happy to run turbo-normalized with 8.5:1 compression - but I don't think I would want to do it at 10:1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By airguy
I'm running 93E10 instead of 100LL by preference,...

I'm running 93E10 instead of 100LL by preference, which is more prone to vaporizing. Occasionally during the summer months I'll see something similar to what you describe, but rarely and it's easy to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-11-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By airguy
There are two primary players in the modern...

There are two primary players in the modern engine computer game, Ross Farnham with SDS and Robert Paisley with EFII32. There are subtle differences between the packages they offer, but either of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By airguy
Whose fuel valve? There are multiple vendors on...

Whose fuel valve? There are multiple vendors on the market. The Andair, *I think* has an overlap where there is no pressure loss - not 100% certain on that although I can say with 100% certainty that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By airguy
My opinion is based purely on the technical...

My opinion is based purely on the technical merits of the two systems, and is strictly that - my opinion.
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By airguy
Many of them do mods to their airplanes (and test...

Many of them do mods to their airplanes (and test them - key part there) for additional flutter margin at higher speeds. They are, quite literally, test pilots when they do these things.

Some have...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By airguy
And this is exactly why Vans doesn't want to talk...

And this is exactly why Vans doesn't want to talk about it - because people are way too loose with words like "negligent" and "liable".

Van's is not the manufacturer of the airplane - the builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By airguy
To begin with, I don't particularly like the EFII...

To begin with, I don't particularly like the EFII System 32, but that's not what caused your problem here. The same problem sometimes manifests in the SDS system as well.

When you're on the ground...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By airguy
The problem with that is that you'll immediately...

The problem with that is that you'll immediately see a whole host of other questions right on top of that, from builders wanting to "hop up" their airplane. "What was the weakest structural member?"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By airguy
The standard shunt should have a voltage across...

The standard shunt should have a voltage across it of 1 millivolt for every amp of current flowing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,695
Posted By airguy
The secrecy also drives interest - everyone over...

The secrecy also drives interest - everyone over a foot tall in the EAB industry knows about the RV15 and is paying attention - thats free advertising, and a lot of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,331
Posted By airguy
You fly 100mph on final?

You fly 100mph on final?
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,649
Posted By airguy
Perhaps so you can do things you shouldn't be,...

Perhaps so you can do things you shouldn't be, without "the man" watching you.

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/bridge-stunt-leads-to-ads-b-revocation/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By airguy
For folks like me who put a real pitot mast under...

For folks like me who put a real pitot mast under the wing for a heated pitot or AOA sensor pitot, that leaves an abandoned hole in the wing at the location for the Vans-plan stainless steel tube...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By airguy
John Deakin and "Pelicans Perch" - a series of...

John Deakin and "Pelicans Perch" - a series of articles he did for Avweb - he has several in there related to "The Red Box" where you don't want to run the engine - very good stuff....
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