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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Untainted123
I tried this location in my RV-6, but my manual...

I tried this location in my RV-6, but my manual trim caused interference in actual usage, moved it to the suggested Garmin location, on a shelf behind the baggage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,068
Posted By Untainted123
The only thing that really needs to be cleaned or...

The only thing that really needs to be cleaned or degreased from a safety standpoint is the high pressure side, which in my home-brew setup is the end of the regulator that attaches directly to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By Untainted123
Hawaii is like the Great Depression: not so bad...

Hawaii is like the Great Depression: not so bad if you have a job and make good money :D

Source: lived there for 8 years.

OP, check out my post here...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Untainted123
I saw this many times on our flight club Warrior...

I saw this many times on our flight club Warrior due to corrosion on the ground cable. Cleaning it with wire brush, making sure all ground connections to engine, firewall and battery were clean and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Untainted123
WTB TailBeacon (TSO, Certified version)

Looking for a Tailbeacon for a Cherokee project I am working on. Older Tailbeacons might or might not be the certified version, but my understanding is more recent ones are certified version only (ie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By Untainted123
Location says Rhome, TX, and indeed the N number...

Location says Rhome, TX, and indeed the N number is registered to someone in Rhome, but we definitely don't have mountains and desert like that in Rhome. Might be best to confirm where it's actually...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Untainted123
You should use the AirPower app mentioned or the...

You should use the AirPower app mentioned or the Lycoming chart to figure out whatever MP/rpm combination is comfortable (vibration, noise, flicker etc) that gives the desired power setting. For...
Forum: RV-3 09-14-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Untainted123
My understanding is that all of the old "analog"...

My understanding is that all of the old "analog" gauges are simply measuring resistance across a resistor (the sensor) and correlating that to a scale with a needle (the gauge), essentially like the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,260
Posted By Untainted123
Got a private message from williams3...

Got a private message from williams3 (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=33044) saying that someone he knew had what I was looking for, and to contact them at birdsong.s123@aol.com. A...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Untainted123
WTB Old Style Vans Mechanical MAP Gauge

My MAP gauge is off by about an inch, I donít see a way to adjust it, looking for a replacement if anyone has the old style Vanís mechanical gauge (doesnít have a sender FWF, hose goes to back of...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Untainted123
I think the concern is that the main bus in most...

I think the concern is that the main bus in most airplanes sees a significant voltage drop when the starter is engaged, which is generally considered bad for sensitive electronic equipment. Modern...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-12-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Untainted123
Colleyville is pretty tight under the Bravo, but...

Colleyville is pretty tight under the Bravo, but there are quite a few options for ďRV friendlyĒ airports a bit to the west (I donít live or play on the Dallas side, so someone else might be able to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Untainted123
You say there canít be any inherent comms issue,...

You say there canít be any inherent comms issue, but there might be unreliable comms with that servo that prevent the update from completing, but still allow it to operate.

In the G5 or G3x, there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Untainted123
Itís just a regular SD card, itís probably...

Itís just a regular SD card, itís probably labeled that way because they have data logging turned on. It writes out a CSV file of the log every so many seconds.

I use mine to do updates also, just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Untainted123
I had a problem once where I used too-thick...

I had a problem once where I used too-thick grease, and dirt accumulated in the hole the pawl (keystone pin?) and spring retracts into, and it wouldnít come back out after spinning the wheel past the...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-31-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Untainted123
The cheapest and easiest to find HP airplane for...

The cheapest and easiest to find HP airplane for rent will probably be a Cessna 182. I don't know the Austin area that well (DFW for me), but there are several places to rent from it appears from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By Untainted123
I am just the opposite, I always ask myself "Why...

I am just the opposite, I always ask myself "Why should I have to fly 10 minutes out of my way just to avoid talking to someone?". At Ft Hood, there is the big Restricted area to the north of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Untainted123
I went and did speed runs this afternoon, plugged...

I went and did speed runs this afternoon, plugged them into the kitplanes spreadsheet, I have a calculated IAS correction of +3.9, so thatís part of the answer.

But I discovered something else...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Untainted123
Sounds like step 1 for both Chad (OP) and I is to...

Sounds like step 1 for both Chad (OP) and I is to get the GPS run and know what we what are actually working with re IAS and TAS, and go from there.

I haven't had any other issues with my plane nor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Untainted123
What would be a normal range for an RV-7A? For a...

What would be a normal range for an RV-7A? For a RV-6? I have had people make the comment that my airplane is slow for an RV-6, so I am watching this thread to see if I too am missing something.

As...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Untainted123
I would think unless the ramp is going to be in...

I would think unless the ramp is going to be in the way of the door closing, it would have to be pretty steep. I have seen people mount a harbor freight electric winch in the back of their uphill...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Untainted123
What about a bucket or low profile container of...

What about a bucket or low profile container of cement (or a stack of weights from a workout machine or some such), with a ring buried in it, on a dolly, that you roll over to the tail and ratchet...
Forum: GPS 08-27-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By Untainted123
My airplane is IFR GPS only, and I haven't missed...

My airplane is IFR GPS only, and I haven't missed the ILS/LOC/VOR at all in the last 2 years. Outside of world shaking events, the WAAS GPS system is so reliable at this point, I wouldn't install a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By Untainted123
I think you would be ok grounding locally. I...

I think you would be ok grounding locally. I assume this is on a 7, and the plans I think show the fuel pump very near the firewall, so if anything you could co-ground with your engine-firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,006
Posted By Untainted123
As a Reaganite, I trust you, but Iím gonna need...

As a Reaganite, I trust you, but Iím gonna need some verificationÖ

I have never heard that, and a quick search shows thatís itís been debated forever about whether 91.211 actually means total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,006
Posted By Untainted123
That is basically what the research article I...

That is basically what the research article I linked to above did, but without using altitude to bring O2 levels down in the subject (they used some other apparatus to get stable O2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,006
Posted By Untainted123
There was a research paper testing the accuracy...

There was a research paper testing the accuracy (https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/fulltext/2016/08000/the_accuracy_of_6_inexpensive_pulse_oximeters_not.9.aspx) of 6 different OTC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,997
Posted By Untainted123
If you have followed this sordid tale, not too...

If you have followed this sordid tale, not too much new information, except for this (37:30 in the video):

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So once again, the football is being held while GAMI takes another swing...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,893
Posted By Untainted123
I believe this is in the plans as 25-02, and...

I believe this is in the plans as 25-02, and appears to come predrilled (referred to as the ďF-01405B Bulkhead Bar Assembliesď), on both the spar the bulkhead bar sides.

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Forum: Safety 08-17-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,714
Posted By Untainted123
It seems like once you go past the margins and...

It seems like once you go past the margins and unzip the rudder, the rest of airplane or at least the tail is not far behind it.

Does any one know if it would be possible to land or fly an RV with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,398
Posted By Untainted123
Maybe there's lag from when they post the doc to...

Maybe there's lag from when they post the doc to when they update the SB list here (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-10&doctype=all&sort=date), but it's the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,398
Posted By Untainted123
I would at least make sure you get mil-spec...

I would at least make sure you get mil-spec o-rings. I just redid my brakes, and I used o-rings based on the size "equivalent mil-spec size". As soon as I had everything reassembled, and used the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Untainted123
I know this might seem stupid ("it's so crazy it...

I know this might seem stupid ("it's so crazy it just might work!"), but are you double plus sure that you don't have the AOA and the pitot lines switched? or even switched and switched back...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Untainted123
He says he has the newer dome shaped in his OP....

He says he has the newer dome shaped in his OP. But maybe the placement or some other seemingly insignificant installation error would account for the instrument errors?

If you run some numbers here...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Untainted123
Pitot-Static systems are deceptively simple, but...

Pitot-Static systems are deceptively simple, but having a leak somewhere can really throw you off.
I would start by narrowing down the known good parts:
1. Get a manometer, or even just a water...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,365
Posted By Untainted123
The ACS calls it a "maximum performance climb",...

The ACS calls it a "maximum performance climb", so if that's the pitch attitude, that's the pitch attitude. DPE's of course might have all kinds of preferences, so go with that, but from a practical...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,849
Posted By Untainted123
Ron, no problem, I ended up ordering some from...

Ron, no problem, I ended up ordering some from Digikey. I ended up making this:
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I installed it in my wing access panel and pulled a 22/3 shield wire back to the cockpit, hooked to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Untainted123
I had read an article somewhere that said, in...

I had read an article somewhere that said, in general, straight line flying vs driving the curves in a road equals about 15%, so a drive that is 1k miles would be about 850 miles straight line. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Untainted123
Can you actually get a new one? When I had to...

Can you actually get a new one? When I had to replace mine, new was listed, but back ordered to kingdom come. I went with the rebuilt one. I canít see how a rebuilt one could be any less quality than...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By Untainted123
Iím sure if we got all the Steve Ingra[ha]mís...

Iím sure if we got all the Steve Ingra[ha]mís together, it wouldnít take too long :D
And yes, I _can_ imagine the stream of cuss words coming from you while putting it back on :p

Iím sure getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,227
Posted By Untainted123
I get the impression that the aura and mystique...

I get the impression that the aura and mystique surrounding "The Arrival" has lulled us into giving up a portion of our common sense, and responsibility to be PIC.

It's completely understandable...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By Untainted123
That's what I always do, using bungees to the tie...

That's what I always do, using bungees to the tie down, but I have a TW, so between not being up in the wind, the TW springs, and the bungees, I have never had trouble (knock on aluminum).

I would...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By Untainted123
I think thatís probably what it would take to...

I think thatís probably what it would take to prevent the kind of damage we saw (basically even with gust lock, the rudders were ďtwistedĒ if the lock held, and just bashed to pieces if it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Untainted123
I donít know if they make them big enough, but a...

I donít know if they make them big enough, but a cable swage/crimp sleeve might work, covered by good thick shrink wrap.

Main thing I think is to get lots of surface area shared between them,...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,399
Posted By Untainted123
There are more, I donít think I counted the same...

There are more, I donít think I counted the same 5 as you.

There is also another interesting failure mode I have noticed on at least 3 A models with the riveted trailing edge and I think all of them...
Forum: RV-15 07-19-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,391
Posted By Untainted123
No, they are familiar with thread creep......

No, they are familiar with thread creep... (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1620175&postcount=221) :p

My guess is $52,500 for complete standard kit, >$80,000 for QB's.

We need a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,958
Posted By Untainted123
This was discussed a long time ago on VAF...

This was discussed a long time ago on VAF (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=217), but I don't think there is any limitation with an O-320, only O-360's, and it's limit continuous...
Forum: RV-15 07-15-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,391
Posted By Untainted123
They have to leave something for us to do...but...

They have to leave something for us to do...but yes, you can still deburr the holes if you want, but at least you don't have to build the part twice (assemble with cleco, drill, disassemble, deburr,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By Untainted123
I bought some steel rings at the hardware store,...

I bought some steel rings at the hardware store, and combined with Adel clamps, makes a really good tie down point for my friends dog we transported from OKC to Corpus.

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In addition, the...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,391
Posted By Untainted123
In addition, assuming the kit will be match holed...

In addition, assuming the kit will be match holed and final sized a lot more than previous kits, the new machinery and tooling to make this happen is a big investment and that investment has to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,498
Posted By Untainted123
When doing an approach: 27904 Enroute:...

When doing an approach:
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Mine is hooked to a 400w through a GAD29. If you have a GAD13 and OAT sensor and air data, also shows wind data. I also have the GMU11, canít remember...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Untainted123
I donít know much about the internals of ATC, but...

I donít know much about the internals of ATC, but my understanding is that the routing computer/algorithm uses the information to display to ATC options for routing and to generate your initial...
Forum: Autopilots 07-03-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By Untainted123
Since you have an older plane, it might be more...

Since you have an older plane, it might be more likely you have a non-standard static setup. My RV-6 used a Piper pitot/static mast, and it made the Trio autopilot completely haywire. I had to move...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Untainted123
This is the document I used to setup my EFB. They...

This is the document I used to setup my EFB. They recommend you set as much as you can so that you can get proper routing from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Untainted123
How do you know if you printed it out at the...

How do you know if you printed it out at the correct scale? Is there a calibration in the PDF (a line or mark that says "This line is 1 inch") or something to reference to?
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-28-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Untainted123
Maybe it's just an artifact of the camera, or the...

Maybe it's just an artifact of the camera, or the way the light is hitting (and I am definitely no expert), but the riveting looks weird to me, like maybe the dimples were slightly too big, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,254
Posted By Untainted123
Reminder to use the right clamp in the right...

Reminder to use the right clamp in the right place. "Far less resistance" probably means it is made of a weaker material. Refer to the "Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Untainted123
For my (very small, special needs) daughter, I...

For my (very small, special needs) daughter, I did this:


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Untainted123
I can only fit my twins one at a time...

I can only fit my twins one at a time now.

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No idea how you maneuver the baby in the back without supertracks.

My JPI says I am getting about the same MPG as my car, so why not fly? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,797
Posted By Untainted123
I received an email Wens asking for an RSVP for...

I received an email Wens asking for an RSVP for the 2022 event:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT

I read somewhere (maybe the RSVP link? Or another post on VAF somewhere? Canít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,716
Posted By Untainted123
If you register your airplane serial number on...

If you register your airplane serial number on the new Vans web store, the latest plans for your plane are always available online in your account, for free.

I have my G5 set to show white arc,...
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,444
Posted By Untainted123
Finally got around to flight testing after...

Finally got around to flight testing after changing my static port location to the standard instead of the piper pitot/static mast. I did use the Avery Tools static ports though, glueing them on the...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Untainted123
Walt, sorry, I think I used the term STC but in...

Walt, sorry, I think I used the term STC but in my brain it was 337 that I was thinking of, you are correct.

As you say, none of this applies to our EAB aircraft, and the only reason I can think of...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Untainted123
Bob, you are correct, the link I posted was the...

Bob, you are correct, the link I posted was the top google result, but that supplement exists in many forms, approved by whatever government/oversight of aviation in the country your plane is...
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