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Forum: Rocket 11-02-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By F1 Rocket
Talk to Ladd Gardner. He owns a Rocket and knows...

Talk to Ladd Gardner. He owns a Rocket and knows the companies that will insure them. 1 (972) 250-0400
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,843
Posted By F1 Rocket
Very clean install but I thought there was a...

Very clean install but I thought there was a requirement that the Red Cube be installed with the wire facing up. Has this been changed or has experience proven that it is not needed?
Forum: Rocket 09-24-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By F1 Rocket
Double loop in the wing root. Itís never been an...

Double loop in the wing root. Itís never been an issue.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 49,830
Posted By F1 Rocket
1 year/85 hrs since installing the CPi-2....

1 year/85 hrs since installing the CPi-2. Everything is wired, installed and set up per the manual. Everything works as it should. Great system with great support.
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By F1 Rocket
Primarily looking for intersection shape/attach...

Primarily looking for intersection shape/attach ideas.
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By F1 Rocket
Wheel pant/gear leg intersection fairing

Looking for some photos/ideas of this area. My pants are currently too low for any grass operations. Looks cool but after 15 years of worrying about getting stuck I’m going to raise them up a bit....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,191
Posted By F1 Rocket
I flew with Jan in his RV-6. He was instrumental...

I flew with Jan in his RV-6. He was instrumental in getting me back flying after a seven-year hiatus while I was building my Rocket. I learned quite a bit from him and also gained a lot of respect...
Forum: Rocket 08-26-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By F1 Rocket
I use wing jacks on my sport wing F1. They work...

I use wing jacks on my sport wing F1. They work but because the gear legs are so long and springy the wing needs to be raised up a lot in order to get a wheel off the ground.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By F1 Rocket
Other than initial setup and pushing the LOP...

Other than initial setup and pushing the LOP switch (which I believe can be remote mounted) there isnít much button pushing needed with the CPi-2. I mounted the programmer/control head in the only...
Forum: Rocket 07-19-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By F1 Rocket
My set up is pretty standard for the time that it...

My set up is pretty standard for the time that it was built. I have a NACA inlet on either side of the fuselage upfront which feeds eyeball vents on either side of the panel. The rear seat has an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,877
Posted By F1 Rocket
So true. When I installed the dual electronic...

So true. When I installed the dual electronic ignition in my airplane last year I had to remove the bearings in the accessory case that supported the original magnetos. What was supposed to be an...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By F1 Rocket
Search ďomni tight fit drill kitĒ. Mine is almost...

Search ďomni tight fit drill kitĒ. Mine is almost 30 years old and itís still working great.
Forum: Reviews 06-21-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By F1 Rocket
Wayne and Matthew have done a total of five...

Wayne and Matthew have done a total of five panels for me. You canít go wrong with these guys.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,989
Posted By F1 Rocket
Thatís what I did when I went shopping. I spoke...

Thatís what I did when I went shopping. I spoke with all the available venders, read as much as I could, and spoke to guys who had bought them. Then I made my choice based on my particular needs.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,989
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iím pretty happy with my SDS CPI-2 system....

Iím pretty happy with my SDS CPI-2 system. Install was straight forward with great support from Ross at SDS. One of the main reasons I went with the CPI-2 was it has its own backup battery solution....
Forum: Rocket 05-21-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By F1 Rocket
Ahhhhh..... Ram Air and Purge Valve. Both were...

Ahhhhh.....
Ram Air and Purge Valve.
Both were bought at ACS and are the push to release locking type.

Danny
Forum: Rocket 05-20-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By F1 Rocket
Not sure which “cables” you are referring to. The...

Not sure which “cables” you are referring to. The rudder cables are standard aircraft cable.

Danny
Forum: Rocket 05-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By F1 Rocket
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8V7wFsWMnfN7y8Ua9 From...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8V7wFsWMnfN7y8Ua9

From my panel update in 2019
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By F1 Rocket
PFD data via Blue Tooth from G3X Touch

Hello G3Xpert,
Why doesnít the G3X Touch allow PDF data to be displayed on a Blue Tooth connected device such as an iPad?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By F1 Rocket
I used a bench mounted belt sander and masking...

I used a bench mounted belt sander and masking tape for protection.
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By F1 Rocket
Just looking for basic dimensions. Firewall...

Just looking for basic dimensions. Firewall attach, length from firewall to spinner matting surface, and overall width across the cylinders.
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By F1 Rocket
RV-3 cowl drawing

Anyone have a drawing of a RV-3 cowl with dimensions?
Forum: Rocket 03-08-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,458
Posted By F1 Rocket
I had my boot cowl and glare shield completed...

I had my boot cowl and glare shield completed before the speed slope windshield was available. The speed slope had plenty of extra material to trim.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,171
Posted By F1 Rocket
I’ve found that running up the engine to 1200 rpm...

I’ve found that running up the engine to 1200 rpm and then shutting the purge valve helps on subsequent hot starts. Maybe it helps burn off more of the fuel in the injector lines?
Forum: Rocket 03-04-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,458
Posted By F1 Rocket
I donít remember mine being that hard to...

I donít remember mine being that hard to fabricate. I started by rolling the rough cut panel, gently in the center and more aggressively towards the sides. The sides were the tricky part and did...
Forum: Rocket 02-10-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By F1 Rocket
Here’s a couple photos of mine. Solid rod running...

Here’s a couple photos of mine. Solid rod running between the front and rear. Backseaters with long legs sometime bump their knees on it.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QbevbwL8d4AAXe4m9
Forum: Rocket 02-06-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By F1 Rocket
Any photos available of this tube seal from tape...

Any photos available of this tube seal from tape method?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By F1 Rocket
We started our first airplane (a KitFox) before I...

We started our first airplane (a KitFox) before I had my PPL. My wife already had hers. All of my formal instruction, solo flights, and check ride were in the KitFox. A bonus of taking my check ride...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,381
Posted By F1 Rocket
The IR of the EarthX and similar lithium...

The IR of the EarthX and similar lithium batteries is much lower than lead acid batteries. This low IR lets them pull much higher current. EarthX specs the max alternator size for each of their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,154
Posted By F1 Rocket
Interesting thread. I was scratching my head...

Interesting thread. I was scratching my head because I didn’t remember running a voltage sense wire when I installed my voltage regulator. Turns out it’s connected directly to the alt field terminal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes...not by much, I think itís half a ball out....

Yes...not by much, I think itís half a ball out. Iím looking for a method to determine if it really is half a ball out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes, we used this method on sailplanes. But I...

Yes, we used this method on sailplanes. But I think the propeller slipstream will affect the string.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By F1 Rocket
Thanks for the replies but, is there an inflight...

Thanks for the replies but, is there an inflight test for yaw trim that does not rely on a slip/skid ball?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By F1 Rocket
That takes care of the roll axis alignment but...

That takes care of the roll axis alignment but what about the yaw axis?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By F1 Rocket
How can you test yaw trim?

Is there an in flight test for yaw trim? I know ďcenter the ballĒ but how do I know the ďballĒ on my PFD is calibrated correctly?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,605
Posted By F1 Rocket
I typically get asked why Iím weaving back and...

I typically get asked why Iím weaving back and forth while taxiing. I tell them not to worry, Iím not drunk. I just canít see where Iím going :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,258
Posted By F1 Rocket
Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit...

Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit that I was at 100% power in a not so slight dive..........and dreaming :)

Seriously, the fastest I’ve seen in the Rocket at 1500’ is 209 KTAS @90%...
Forum: Rocket 11-13-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,985
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes, it will. Iím only going to move the top back...

Yes, it will. Iím only going to move the top back about an inch. Iíll need to put a little more bend in the rear seat stick and probably shorten it a little bit more.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By F1 Rocket
Over the past two years my Rocket lost 59 pounds....

Over the past two years my Rocket lost 59 pounds. The single biggest loss was swiping the original PC 925 battery for an EarthX 900. This alone accounted for 21 pounds between the battery and the...
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,985
Posted By F1 Rocket
Front seat back tubular structure.

Looking for some guidance here. I want to move my front seat back aft a bit. To do this requires modifying the tubular structure that the seat back leans against. What complicates this is that in my...
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By F1 Rocket
Pictorial parts manual for Jihostroj govenor

Anyone have a source for this? Iíd like to replace the control arm, bolt, and locking plate on my older (2005) Jihostroj govenor. Iím pretty sure these parts are the same as the current PCU5000...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By F1 Rocket
Good cleaner for wheel/brake assemblies?

Looking for recommendations on a good cleaner that can be used safely on wheel/brake assemblies. Maybe a foaming type that could be hosed off with water.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,443
Posted By F1 Rocket
I updated the panel in my Rocket last year. The...

I updated the panel in my Rocket last year. The original panel was a VFR combo of first gen Dynon (D100/EMS 10) and Garmin radios. My first choice was to stay VFR and stick with Dynon because I knew...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By F1 Rocket
http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.html

http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.html
Forum: Rocket 10-31-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By F1 Rocket
The upper sheetmetal between the windshield and...

The upper sheetmetal between the windshield and cowl. It needs to be rolled a bit. Mine needed to be shrunk a bit in a few places as well.
Forum: Rocket 10-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By F1 Rocket
The boot cowl is certainly a tricky piece of...

The boot cowl is certainly a tricky piece of sheet metal to form. I used a sheet metal shrinker in a few strategic places which allowed to conform nicely. If you go to www.aero-kids.com there are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By F1 Rocket
Weights

I was curious what the installed weight difference would end up being so I kept a careful log of each component. As can be seen the weight difference is pretty much a wash. I gained a little over 1...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By F1 Rocket
CPi-2 install in N14ZM

I spent the past couple months installing a CPi-2 in my Rocket. Overall the installation went pretty smoothly. The biggest challenge was the usual puzzle of where to fit everything within an existing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,445
Posted By F1 Rocket
If the coil fuse or breaker is open, how is the...

If the coil fuse or breaker is open, how is the backup battery going to power the coil? There is no other power path from the CPU board to the coil.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,952
Posted By F1 Rocket
Very sad news :( I never met him in person but...

Very sad news :(
I never met him in person but Ken provided advise when I needed it the most on my Rocket.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,018
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iíve got one coil pack mounted in the right mag...

Iíve got one coil pack mounted in the right mag position running the bottom plugs and the other mounted on top of the engine running the top plugs. A bit of extra harness length is better than coming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By F1 Rocket
Do the sealed bearings with with Grove wheels?

Do the sealed bearings with with Grove wheels?
Forum: Rocket 08-30-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,127
Posted By F1 Rocket
Turbo injectors and rails

Anyone have a set of these installed on an F1/IO 540?
If so I would greatly appreciate any photos you have of the install.

Danny
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,893
Posted By F1 Rocket
I have several components anodized in my Rocket....

I have several components anodized in my Rocket. Most have held up well over the past 17 years including the rudder pedals. The only ones that have not are the two front seat back rails. These have...
Forum: Rocket 08-22-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By F1 Rocket
My engine has them on both sides.

My engine has them on both sides.
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iím told the latest MT is their own design and...

Iím told the latest MT is their own design and manufactured by MT.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,286
Posted By F1 Rocket
I went to my local AutoZone and checked out their...

I went to my local AutoZone and checked out their pilot bearing puller. Unfortunately the smallest bearing ID it’s intended for was 5/8”. The ID of the mag bearing race is 1/2”. Ended up buying a...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,286
Posted By F1 Rocket
Tried this method and neither bearing will budge....

Tried this method and neither bearing will budge. The grease just keeps coming out pass the bearing race. Tried using a thicker wheel bearing grease without success as well. Looks like my local...
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By F1 Rocket
Jihostroj governor not holding RPM when the oil gets hot

Counter weighted MT 3 blade prop. Cold oil it spins right up to 2700. Once the oil warms up it only gets to 2680. If the oil gets very hot >220 it will only reach 2650. I read somewhere that these...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,286
Posted By F1 Rocket
Awesome! Iíll try this today. As you know, not...

Awesome! Iíll try this today. As you know, not much room to work with the engine installed in a Rocket.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,286
Posted By F1 Rocket
Only one end is supported by the bearing. The...

Only one end is supported by the bearing. The mag normally supports the other end. Minus the mag the gear can wobble around and eventually pop out along with the bearing.
Forum: Safety 08-15-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,286
Posted By F1 Rocket
Ok....Iím in the middle of removing my mags for a...

Ok....Iím in the middle of removing my mags for a SDS CPI-2 install. Does anyone have any tips/tools to remove the bearings from the case? Gears and rubber drive pucks came out easy.
Forum: Rocket 08-01-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,658
Posted By F1 Rocket
I would love to see some install photos of your...

I would love to see some install photos of your cold air and exhaust systems.
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By F1 Rocket
I used the TruTrak bracket mounted under the...

I used the TruTrak bracket mounted under the floor. It was a relatively easy install. You just need to make sure you locate it away from the heel buckets. Iíve since replaced the TruTrak servos with...
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