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Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By recapen
I'm in the process of converting my 6A to the new...

I'm in the process of converting my 6A to the new elastomer nose-gear / engine mount.

My FI servo is an AFP vertical unit - my throttle cable had already been routed through the oil-filter cut-out...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-10-2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By recapen
Don't know of any for sale - but will be on the...

Don't know of any for sale - but will be on the lookout!

There are a few 8s in Easton and a couple of 6s and 7s in Salisbury.
Still don't know about the one that moved in here....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-17-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By recapen
RV Moved in to Laurel, DE (N06)

Rumor has it there's a new tenant @ N06 with an RV something....

I'm at the north end putting a new cowl on my 6A...

Stop by....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By recapen
There are different parts depending on the...

There are different parts depending on the nose-gear / engine mount style that you have.

I'm guessing you have the earlier single-bolt at the top of the tube nosegearleg instead of the newer one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,063
Posted By recapen
I am finishing the conversion in my 6A. The...

I am finishing the conversion in my 6A. The original single-bolt attachment wallowed out three times and was not repairable. I am based on a pretty rough field and taxi with the stick in my chest -...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By recapen
Thanks John Bright! Exactly what I needed!

Thanks John Bright!

Exactly what I needed!
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-29-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By recapen
Manual Aileron Trim documentation

Does anyone have the Documentation scanned for the 6/6A manual Aileron trim kit?

I have the kit but lost the papers....

Thanks,
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By recapen
Garmin just verified that I have the latest...

Garmin just verified that I have the latest software available for the MX-20.
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Thanks - I'll go with that!

Thanks - I'll go with that!
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Is that the pushrod that goes fore and aft or the...

Is that the pushrod that goes fore and aft or the one the stick gets attached to?
In my 6A they are different hence the question.

Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By recapen
MX-20 -> Latest software version

Folks, I have 139.0282.058V5.8 as the software version for my MX-20.

Anyone have a later version?

I want to make sure I have the latest and greatest as I think Garmin has orphaned this line....

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By recapen
Steve - that was exactly my plan! Thanks for the...

Steve - that was exactly my plan!

Thanks for the verification!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By recapen
Thanks - I'm wondering it the 430W will still...

Thanks - I'm wondering it the 430W will still send CDI data without the MAPMX and will the G% take the CDI data without the MAPMX data. If not, I will need another CDI head to display the SL-30 as a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By recapen
G5 (HSI/GAD29B) with 430W and SL-30

Hopefully, the Garmin folks will chime in on this one.

Replacing the NSD-1000 HSI in my RV-6A panel with a G5. I previously used the annunciator switch to select the SL-30/430W source for the HSI -...
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
OK - hang in there - we're rooting for...

OK - hang in there - we're rooting for you!

Family comes first!
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Bob, Did you get relocated? Were you able to...

Bob,

Did you get relocated?
Were you able to verify the aileron throw measurements?
Forum: Autopilots 11-27-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By recapen
I was able to contact a tech at Genesys (now owns...

I was able to contact a tech at Genesys (now owns STEC).
He suggested isolating the pitch computer to see what happens.
I disconnected the Pitch computer and tried turning it on. Viola - functions...
Forum: Autopilots 11-16-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By recapen
Thanks! I had the control head out to check the...

Thanks!

I had the control head out to check the internal fuse. That end of the harness is in good shape.

I'll disconnect the Altitude controller (to check it's internal fuse) and both...
Forum: Autopilots 11-15-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By recapen
S-Tec system 30 issues

After 12 years, my S-Tec system 30 doesn’t want to come ready.
I have checked the fuses for the AP and TC. The TC flag retracts so that looks OK. The GPSS interface stays lit and functional. It...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Hopefully, you have safely relocated....

Hopefully, you have safely relocated....
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Take care of family first - sorry to hear about...

Take care of family first - sorry to hear about the hangar!
Hopefully, they didn't just throw the stuff out on the apron.....
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Any Update Bob?!

Any Update Bob?!
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Hopefully, we'll get a confirmation from...

Hopefully, we'll get a confirmation from Bob!
Then I can get to work installing this in my 6A...

Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Thanks Bob!

Thanks Bob!
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
Since I have received no responses, is there...

Since I have received no responses, is there anyone in the Mid-Atlantic area with a RV-10 that would allow me to perform the measurements?
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By recapen
RV-10 Aileron pushrod throw

I am planning to re-use the RV-10/14 electric aileron trim in a non-10/14 application.
In order to retain the original motion and torque requirements, I want to make sure that I am implementing it in...
Forum: ADS-B 04-22-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 125,858
Posted By recapen
The 200-0012 and 200-0013 units are the ones that...

The 200-0012 and 200-0013 units are the ones that were referenced by the AD. They were originally stated as certified based on fulfilling the initial technical requirements. The SIL definition is...
Forum: ADS-B 04-22-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 125,858
Posted By recapen
Your discovery has some value to those of us that...

Your discovery has some value to those of us that remain NavWorx users - I am one...

There were a couple of issues a few years back that required hardware upgrades along with software version...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,964
Posted By recapen
SamJames cowl - interior paint

Folks,

The instructions for the SamJames cowl call for an interior coating of Epoxy paint. The SamJames folks won't recommend a specific product. What have you used and how do you like...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,526
Posted By recapen
I looked at the EAA video - looks simple...

I looked at the EAA video - looks simple enough...might try it on a bad spare first....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,526
Posted By recapen
Looking for a shop to replace wheel bearing races

I have a spare set of wheels that I got used from a long-ez.
I have purchased the replacement parts from Vans and would like to have the new bearing cups pressed in professionally.

Would like a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
I'm using a SamJames cowl. I checked with Vans -...

I'm using a SamJames cowl. I checked with Vans - my finish kit was pre-re-org and the 1/2 inch is from the old non-vans batch of mounts. The 1/8" lower line is due to differences in the mounting...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Mine is an MT Prop - there's no extension so...

Mine is an MT Prop - there's no extension so using a shorter one won't work.
Getting a new cowl will be cheaper than a new prop hub from MT - I hust had it rebuilt!
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Update

I have my prop on and put on the cowl to see what lies ahead.

With the new mount assembly, the engine is 1/2" further forward...

Now question that a new cowl is in order.

I have contacted vans to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By recapen
Here's what I did... As soon as I pressurized it...

Here's what I did...
As soon as I pressurized it after bolting it together, I heard a little click and looked with an inspection mirror to see it centered in the split rim hole.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By recapen
Thanks - just making sure....

Thanks - just making sure....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By recapen
Tire tubes

I just got a pair of tires and tubes (from Vans) for my 6A main gear. The originals are 15 years old so I thought it would be time to replace them.

The new tubes come with an internal nut/washer...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Throttle and Mixture brackets done

I have finished my installation of new throttle and mixture brackets to accommodate the new nose gear design with my AFP servo.

The AFP FI throttle setup is pretty close to the location that is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Thanks - you are correct - the mixture comes in...

Thanks - you are correct - the mixture comes in from the back...I was looking at spacing of the bellcrank on the other side. A different bellcrank with the secondary on the outside instead of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Thanks - with the exception of an additional...

Thanks - with the exception of an additional photograph of the other side of the carb this is exactly what I was looking for!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Can we at least see what it looks like so we can...

Can we at least see what it looks like so we can determine the design intent...and maybe build our own?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Info on the new design bracket please - part...

Info on the new design bracket please - part number / photograph.

Depending on the design, it may work with the AFP.

I would like to see it though...

Thanks!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Per Gary Keyser - the parts were NOT designed for...

Per Gary Keyser - the parts were NOT designed for the new nosegear.

I'm also working with AirFlowPerformance (the FI guys). I think I have the throttle side figured out...the mixture side is the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Haven't gotten that far yet. I know it will...

Haven't gotten that far yet.

I know it will actually fit on there - I don't know if it will still align with the spinner like it did originally...that's really the question.

I expect that it could...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
The 6A sat nose high(er) than the rest of the...

The 6A sat nose high(er) than the rest of the fleet...
It's worse now! I'm concerned about the landing attitude!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Mine was already up in the oil filter cutout area...

Mine was already up in the oil filter cutout area for other reasons.

Those hockey pucks are still in the way though.

Please show us how you attach the engine side of the throttle/mixture cables....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Here are some from last weekend. The match...

Here are some from last weekend.
The match drilling has already been completed prior to this.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Vans has responded with a choice of throttle...

Vans has responded with a choice of throttle cable brackets.
The tower of hockey pucks takes up some space that was previously available.
I am also re-routing some fuel hoses.

Cowl report as soon as...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-08-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Converting my 6A to the "new" engine-mount/nosegear

After rebuilding my nose gear the second time (I'm home based at a pretty rough field - they're improving it finally), I bit the bullet and bought the "new" style engine mount and nosegear...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
Thanks - E-mail to Vans and AirFlowPerformance...

Thanks - E-mail to Vans and AirFlowPerformance already sent!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,289
Posted By recapen
New "A" Nose gear - throttle and mixture cables

Looking for anyone with the 'new' nose gear/engine mount that can photograph their throttle and mixture connections at the carb or vertical FI servo.

I'm converting my 6A to the new nose assy - the...
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By recapen
It is a Mini-AP - I got it simply to replace my...

It is a Mini-AP - I got it simply to replace my Century HSI.

It will take the serial output from the SL-30 - but that disables to analog output to my backup CDI... I have it wired for serial - but...
Forum: COMM 08-28-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By recapen
OK - I'll accept that as my mistake. I still...

OK - I'll accept that as my mistake.

I still need something to convert from CDI analog to ARINC as it is an input option to my devices.

Alternatively, with the realization of my error, maybe a CDI...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,704
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the response. I did not know of other...

Thanks for the response.
I did not know of other RV6As in the area...

I'm based south and west of there in Laurel, DE....
Forum: COMM 08-28-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By recapen
Looking for CDI to ARINC converter

I am looking for a converter that will take the analog signals from my SL-30 and convert them to ARINC...

I know - it's built in to the SL-30! Yes, but using it turns the analog signals off - I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-28-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,704
Posted By recapen
RV6A down in DE Thursday afternoon 8/27

Anyone have any details at all?

Thanks!
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,645
Posted By recapen
Thanks - glad to know I'm not the only...

Thanks - glad to know I'm not the only one!
Hopefully, this is an issue that the FAA will address - if they're transmitting both - or make the ADS-B in Vendors fix it - in that case the NavWorx...
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,645
Posted By recapen
Two returns for same plane

I was out on a long cross country on Sunday.
Multiple times (not every time) during the flight I would see two 'targets' in my ADS-B in display. The two were not exactly overlaid and as I got...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-17-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,859
Posted By recapen
Stabilized IFR approach in a 6A

I am currently working on my IFR rating in my 6A.
I have a 430W, SL-30, S-Tec-30 with standart steam guages.
IO360B1F6 with MTV12B CS prop.

Using approx 17"MAP and 2000RPM for 90 KIAS flying...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,158
Posted By recapen
Thanks for the update Randall!

Thanks for the update Randall!
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,158
Posted By recapen
AMOC/FSDO

Mani,

I didn't do mine with Baltimore - as I am based in DE...worked with PHL.

The requirement states notification - the use is already approved. The goal is to determine what constitutes...
Forum: GPS 10-01-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By recapen
That was the answer ? I found a waypoint in two...

That was the answer ? I found a waypoint in two of my FPLs that were no longer in the Jeppesen database.
They were not user waypoints.

Thanks!
Forum: GPS 09-29-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By recapen
Thanks - I'll go through my FPL's and look for a...

Thanks - I'll go through my FPL's and look for a lokd!
Forum: GPS 09-29-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By recapen
430W error message on startup

Every time I start my Garmin 430W, I get an error message that reads ?FPL waypoint is locked? ? after reading the message, it goes away. This recently started showing up so I think I may have...
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