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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tankerpilot75
How much of a CHT increase should I expect? As...

How much of a CHT increase should I expect?

As for Toolbuilder’s comment, no I’m not making my decision by consensus but I am seeking information since I have an opportunity to make an ignition...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tankerpilot75
E-Mag Pirep

Having my engine torn down because of a prop strike at AirVenture and part of the inspection is the replacement of the slick magnetos. I’m seriously considering having Popular Grove install dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,844
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Thread drift

Since this thread has drifted a little I’ll share one more thought. One particular improvement I would like to see addressed in the “Notice” next year is some clarification about airspeed. We all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,844
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Hey folks, my purpose for writing about this...

Hey folks, my purpose for writing about this incident is NOT to point fingers per say at the tower, controllers, marshallers or site preparation team for aircraft arriving at AirVenture. As I said,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,844
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Oshkosh mishap

On Sunday the 24th after holding for two and ahalf hours I was cleared to land on Rwy 27 - green dot. As I approached the green dot tower said: “ extend, extend.” I extended past the green dot then...
Forum: Autopilots 07-11-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Figs, I can only offer a “wild a** guess” but...

Figs,
I can only offer a “wild a** guess” but wonder how your A/P is getting it’s information from the GNX 375? Is the gps data going first through your ARINC then EFIS and then to the A/P or...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Once a pilot, Always a pilot!

Once a pilot, Always a pilot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I had the same issue with my right aileron...

I had the same issue with my right aileron slightly up during solo cruise flight.

Here’s what I eventually figured out:

1. Always fly with someone of near equal weight in the right seat, or

2. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Thanks VAF Members

This last week I went ahead and replaced my starter solenoid with the Standard Products SS754 solenoid you folks recommended. Initially I tried to just remove the solenoid without removing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Enjoyed reading your write up. Lots of lessons...

Enjoyed reading your write up. Lots of lessons to be learned by just reading it however I’m sure you’ve had better days. Glad everyone is safe. I concur that the controller probably contributed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I use Crow four point military clamp seat belts. ...

I use Crow four point military clamp seat belts. Can’t use the fifth connector due to location of my PH UTRB (Ultimate Trim Relay Board) under the CP seat. I have the latch connectors different on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-29-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Tankerpilot75
FYI

It was my write up that was referenced by BH1166. Unfortunately I’m still dealing with this issue. However I haven’t gone back to GRT for the software update they said could be required because of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,767
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Wind and turbulence are endemic to flying in...

Wind and turbulence are endemic to flying in Oklahoma. If I waited for “friendly sky’s” I’d never fly. As others have said altitude is your friend to reduce air turbulence.

As far as crosswinds...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I agree there was a lot of construction and...

I agree there was a lot of construction and building rehabilitation going on but OTH there is so much scenic land, rivers, lakes and mountains that I believe there’s not much worry that Switzerland...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-13-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Off topic - Swiss / Europe trip

I have a new appreciation for our Swiss RV owners after a recent river cruise vacation. Beautiful and very scenic country side and mountains. However, I wonder how they afford to eat, sleep and by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I use a momentary toggle switch on my Tosten...

I use a momentary toggle switch on my Tosten switch to operate my flaps. Its wired to the flap switch on the panel. Therefore when I choose to operate the flaps with the toggle switch on the stick...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Lucky, There are several RV14 aircraft in the...

Lucky,

There are several RV14 aircraft in the OKC area. If you want I can refer you to someone I know. Just pm me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’ve used a remote power supply to power my panel...

I’ve used a remote power supply to power my panel when checking EFIS programming, EFIS practice and anytime I want to power things up for any purpose. This remote power supply is a 40 amp unit that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Mehrdad, Thanks for yours reply. FYI, I...

Mehrdad,

Thanks for yours reply.

FYI, I called Hartzell/SkyTech this morning and they kindly had a technician call me back. He said based on the age of my starter and issue description he also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Mehrdad, While I’m not sure, I thought the “Ford...

Mehrdad,
While I’m not sure, I thought the “Ford Crown Vic solenoid” part you referenced is the “starter relay” on the firewall - not the starter solenoid attached to the starter itself. It is that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tankerpilot75
SkyTech Starter question

Background: I’ve got a Superior XPIO-360 B1AA2 engine with I believe a SkyTech 149-12LS starter. This engine has always (since I purchased the RV in 2015) been a little slow to “initially” turn...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Just in case you have a headroom problem don’t...

Just in case you have a headroom problem don’t immediately decide against an RV 7/7A. Antisplat Aero sells a modification kit called “Almost a 14 seat mod” for $219 that I believe can increase the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Tom at TS Flightlines is definitely the way to...

Tom at TS Flightlines is definitely the way to go. Two years ago at my CI I replaced all my hoses with his hoses. It was definitely the right way to go. Contact Tom and he’ll instruct you on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I think you’ll be glad you went with touch...

I think you’ll be glad you went with touch screen. I have two GRT EX EFIS units, one with touch and one non-touch. The touch screen is definitely a higher and brighter resolution screen. Even if...
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I hope you don’t regret returning the kit. I...

I hope you don’t regret returning the kit. I credit the Antisplat nose kit from preventing a collapsed nose gear when I once had trouble landing because of an aft cg condition and had three ugly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Tankerpilot75
The balancer works fine but my stick on weights...

The balancer works fine but my stick on weights won’t stay stuck!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Mine was in a few more pieces. It looked like...

Mine was in a few more pieces. It looked like someone had blown it up. There was no repairing it - only replacement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Several years ago I destroyed my nose wheel...

Several years ago I destroyed my nose wheel fairing taxing into unseen hole on a grass taxiway. I removed my fairing and flew the aircraft for two months while I remanufactured a new one and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,937
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Having had my hanger broken into and all my tools...

Having had my hanger broken into and all my tools stolen (thankfully my aircraft was left untouched) my best recommendation is to carry good aircraft insurance to protect your aircraft investment and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Calling may not be the quickest way, try sending...

Calling may not be the quickest way, try sending an email to jeffd@grtavionics.com. He usually works evenings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tankerpilot75
No the HS and VS were built to plan! And the kit...

No the HS and VS were built to plan! And the kit was a QB. When I called GRT and Dynon about mt heading drift problem they both told me there was too much magnetic material in that area, therefore...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I personally do not recommend mounting any...

I personally do not recommend mounting any magnetometer on the shelf below the HS. When I purchased my RV7A from the original builder both my GRT and Dynon magnetometers were mounted on that shelf...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,926
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Airplanes are “a vacuum in space that suck up all...

Airplanes are “a vacuum in space that suck up all your money.” I personally don’t believe you’re ready for the “cost and responsibility of ownership” at this time. You never want to neglect needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Anyone who read my troubles last summer on this...

Anyone who read my troubles last summer on this forum trying to get my Horizon EX units to talk to my TruTrac A/P knows that communications between GRT tech support and a non-engineer type client can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,389
Posted By Tankerpilot75
My RV Search

My search and eventual purchase of my RV7A was, I thought, unique. My goal was to identify a broad group of willing RV sellers so that I could find my ideal aircraft at a reasonable market price....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Also had a problem with my Zulu 3 headset. Sent...

Also had a problem with my Zulu 3 headset. Sent it to LightSpeed for repairs and came back like new - no charge. Also very quickly! My impression was that Light Speed is first class.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,192
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Received my replacement ELT battery today. It...

Received my replacement ELT battery today. It has 4 years and eleven months remaining of its five year shelf life. Much better than the original purchase through ACS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,192
Posted By Tankerpilot75
ACK ELT 04 Battery

Just purchased new ELT replacement battery for my RV condition inspection through Amazon. The battery was $17 less than ACS with free shipping. I called the Amazon listed vendor (Gulf Coast...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,192
Posted By Tankerpilot75
ACS has gotten ridiculous with its pricing...

ACS has gotten ridiculous with its pricing lately. When I can buy oil, grease, filters, tires, gaskets etc. from the local aircraft parts supplier for significantly less than the ACS price (not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I do have a flap switch on my Tosten military...

I do have a flap switch on my Tosten military style grips (pilot side only). I also left the panel flap switch in place. All my other grip switch functions are “ground to activate” except for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I concur with Steve. I have a center console...

I concur with Steve. I have a center console from AircraftExtras.com in my RV7A and it’s a great addition. Perfect for storing a lot of small “stuff.” Very useful for getting my old bode in and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Check the connectors at the trim actuator first...

Check the connectors at the trim actuator first and use a 9 volt battery to test the actuator for proper actuation. If both are good then its likely at your stick (assuming the trim switch is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I agree with reclamation of the iPad space on the...

I agree with reclamation of the iPad space on the panel. Your EFIS systems will provide all the information you’ll need (assuming they display chart and approach plates plus traffic and adsb...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By Tankerpilot75
On my RV7A I use to ground to the exhaust pipes...

On my RV7A I use to ground to the exhaust pipes but I read somewhere (unfortunately can’t remember where) the best place to attach the ground wire is to the tie down ring. Since I don’t keep my wing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I also purchased my RV from the original builder...

I also purchased my RV from the original builder and noticed immediately a significant difference between Hobbs time and Tach time. Much to my surprise I discovered the Hobbs meter ran when ever the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’m simple. I use a long orange funnel that I...

I’m simple. I use a long orange funnel that I insert into the dipstick tube. Works really great for putting oil into the crankcase. Remove the funnel, reinsert the dipstick, secure it and away we...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Before you buy any label/heat shrink tube machine...

Before you buy any label/heat shrink tube machine be sure to check out available rolls, color and sizes of heat shrink rolls. Not all label makers offer a wide variety of choices.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,270
Posted By Tankerpilot75
You might consider a call to Savey Analysis. ...

You might consider a call to Savey Analysis. While I’m not a customer it is my understanding they can do wonders with a data dump in identifying your problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,409
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Bob, my bad! I apologize to VAF readers and VANS...

Bob, my bad! I apologize to VAF readers and VANS for this too quick posting. I was too taken up with the pilot’s interpretation of his initial flight control characteristics. If the RV12 flys just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,409
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I strongly agree checklist discipline cannot be...

I strongly agree checklist discipline cannot be over stated. I’m also guilty of taking off twice with the canopy unlatched and fortunately remembered both times to first fly the aircraft and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Tankerpilot75
There’s nothing like bug water to attack a buggy...

There’s nothing like bug water to attack a buggy windscreen. ��
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,926
Posted By Tankerpilot75
This is definitely bad news for Vans and other...

This is definitely bad news for Vans and other kit/panel manufacturers. However, those selling their completed RVs might see another spike in prices. The FAA appears to not thinks their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tankerpilot75
GRT’s response appreciated

Thought I’d share with VAF folks GRT’s response to my problems in case anyone else experiences these issues. Haven’t had the opportunity to implement their suggestions but will let folks know how...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,416
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Herniated diaphragm

In 1980 I experienced emergency surgery at Loring AFB hospital for a herniated diaphragm where part of my greater omentum, spleen and stomach moved through the hernia into my chest collapsing my left...
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Dsub pin extraction tool

If you’re going to replace your DigiFlight II with a new xCruise 100 head and have to move a few pins around I strongly suggest you purchase a decent extraction tool and not use the cheap aluminum or...
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I also installed the ACK E04 ELT two years ago. ...

I also installed the ACK E04 ELT two years ago. I believe if you’ll look at the installation instructions you’ll see that you can adjust the baud rate that the ELT will accept by changing its pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I concern with Bob Turner’s suggestion. I bought...

I concern with Bob Turner’s suggestion. I bought my RV7A from the original builder who had done his own condition inspections. Since I was not the original builder I was forced to hire an AP for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-19-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Very interesting video.

Very interesting video.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I used two nine pin molex connectors on each...

I used two nine pin molex connectors on each stick for my military style tolsen grips. These connectors have worked great for five years.

However, if I ever rewire these grips I’d seriously...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tankerpilot75
I’m reluctant to contact GRT directly. My...

I’m reluctant to contact GRT directly. My experience last summer with their tech support wasn’t pleasant and the exchange left a bad taste in both my mouth and theirs.
Forum: Texas (South) 02-14-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Try Castrovill KCVB. It’s close to SA and very...

Try Castrovill KCVB. It’s close to SA and very friendly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tankerpilot75
GRT baro and altitude setting

My GRT EX EFIS system seems to resist the quick setting of the altimeter and intended climb altitude before takeoff. Here’s what is happening:

1. Barometer setting: I attempt to set the airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Vans Order

On February 1st I used the online system at Vans to order replacement brake disk and a brake pad kit. According to their website both items were in stock when I ordered them. It’s now late on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tankerpilot75
Transponder with internal adsb?

If you have the Garmin 335 transponder with internal adsb that could be the source of your battery drain. I remember reading in the installation manual the internal adsb function on that transponder...
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