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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Good advice! For those in the North Texas area...

Good advice!
For those in the North Texas area (DFW - Dallas - Ft. Worth), we have the same fuel year round. A special blend to reduce vaporization. The RVP is close to that of 100LL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes, old wives tale. Very old.

Yes, old wives tale. Very old.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
The key takeaway here is…somewhat older cars. Any...

The key takeaway here is…somewhat older cars.
Any modern state of the art engine will not have problems, provided the plumbing is done correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
The authorities have stated that at the wholesale...

The authorities have stated that at the wholesale level, the added cost will be 80 cents to one dollar more.

We might be looking at $2 at retail levels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Might have mentioned this before, but we burned...

Might have mentioned this before, but we burned 87UL in our C-172. Many hundreds of trouble free flight hours. At altitudes of 12,000 feet, in the summertime.
Vapor lock? Never.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Super Premium 93UL averages $3.89 here in...

Super Premium 93UL averages $3.89 here in Texas.
100LL is running closer to $5.

We have a boutique fuel in North Texas, year round, formulated for less vaporization. EPA mandated to stop polution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
This makes absolutely no economic sense.

This makes absolutely no economic sense.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I do not see a problem. You run a little more...

I do not see a problem. You run a little more rich. That's fine.

96UL? Never heard of that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Are you certain of the cause, or the exact nature...

Are you certain of the cause, or the exact nature of the problem. We never had any issues with our 0-320.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,535
Posted By TXFlyGuy
That is very interesting. I never had any...

That is very interesting. I never had any problems at all with Mogas. None. Zero. Ran it all the time in my Lycoming, not fuel injected.

Where I live, we have a more boutique fuel, with a higher...
Forum: GPS 12-15-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,747
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I think all that is required is a current set of...

I think all that is required is a current set of charts, and approach plates, for legal IFR flying.
As long as you have it with you and available (on your EFB), I agree. You are good to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By TXFlyGuy
If I am the buyer, good maintenance records, for...

If I am the buyer, good maintenance records, for the engine, airframe and propeller, with a photo history would be very valuable to me.
Much more so than old build photos.

That is a good idea, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By TXFlyGuy
That makes sense. Would the market value be...

That makes sense. Would the market value be impacted without build photo documentation? In a big way?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Builder Log Records

Is there a time requirement for keeping the old documentation related to the build of your experimental aircraft? Such as a photo-build log?

After the Conditional Certificate is issued, is there any...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By TXFlyGuy
FAA Safety Hotline Reporting

Has anyone ever used this feature to report safety concerns on an aircraft...or even an airline?

I am told the FAA lawyers in Washington are like rabid bloodhounds once they get on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Any idea what these numbers tell us...for normal...

Any idea what these numbers tell us...for normal acceleration?

1.022
.919
.717
.446
.767
.669
.851
.985
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes, I have that recorded. What is "normal"...

Yes, I have that recorded. What is "normal" acceleration? Is it a vertical G load, or a horizontal G load?

But the numerical readout is all in fractions, nearly impossible to interpret. And at 1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 194,175
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Enable the G3X to store all G loading info, and...

Enable the G3X to store all G loading info, and have it downloaded on the SD card.

Also, one second data snap-shops are archaic in speed. Need it to be in the milliseconds for any real usefulness....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Agree. My G Meter is enabled on the G3X. It logs...

Agree. My G Meter is enabled on the G3X. It logs nearly every other bit of information from the flight. But zero G load data. None.

And it is archaic in it's speed with data logging at one second...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes, and I always give credit to that big wing...

Yes, and I always give credit to that big wing and all those tires!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Absolutely! Every landing I made in the B-777 was...

Absolutely! Every landing I made in the B-777 was always a "greaser"!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Ok…the data off the G3X is in one second data...

Ok…the data off the G3X is in one second data points. Unbelievably slow by modern standards.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TXFlyGuy
G load data info?

Is there a way to determine G loads from VS, or IAS?
Such as in a landing, how would you figure the G load at touchdown?
Extrapolating the data downloaded from the G3X?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
This ^^^^^^^

This ^^^^^^^
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
At the wholesale level, 85 cents / gallon more...

At the wholesale level, 85 cents / gallon more than 100LL. So how much will the retailers tack on...another 50 cents? More?

And how many years will it be before this new UL fuel is available at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
No thanks, I'll stick with my tried and true...

No thanks, I'll stick with my tried and true 93UL, at $3.30 / gallon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Well darn...here it is. But dig deep into your...

Well darn...here it is. But dig deep into your wallets as the new UL AVGas will be 70 cents / gallon more expensive than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
We will have a battery powered B-777-300 with...

We will have a battery powered B-777-300 with international range before we have a “drop in” fuel replacement for 100LL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Many auto engines, V6, V8, and V12's are flying...

Many auto engines, V6, V8, and V12's are flying in the same air that is occupied by certified engines. And these are not all running on 100LL.

Computer controlled, electronic ignition / fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
So exactly how much is this renewable 100R fuel...

So exactly how much is this renewable 100R fuel going to cost? The same as 100LL fuel?

And how many years will it take for the FAA (lethargic at best) to certify this fuel?

We all know the answers,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 39,008
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thank goodness for the experimental world! I am...

Thank goodness for the experimental world!

I am burning both 100LL and 93UL. E0 and E10. As we have the MoTeC ECU (the Gold-Standard per resident forum expert Ross Farnham), I can easily burn either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Wow...I am simply overwhelmed by the hospitable...

Wow...I am simply overwhelmed by the hospitable "aviator friendliness" of the above post!

1. This is a public forum.
2. My question pertains equally to RV owners.
3. We can all benefit from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Here is what a friend...

Here is what a friend did...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7m-lws89L0&t=1s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
The aircraft is assembled, with the outboard wing...

The aircraft is assembled, with the outboard wing sections pulled off.
Wheelbase is 108", so need a wide deck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Do you have his contact info? Found it, thanks!

Do you have his contact info?

Found it, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My goal is to disassemble the plane and load it...

My goal is to disassemble the plane and load it up on a trailer of some sort. The deck needs to be at least 102" wide.

Then make the 1,200 mile drive back to Texas.

If we can't find a way to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I’m looking into getting a car hauler. Some...

I’m looking into getting a car hauler. Some friends have done that with good results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Aircraft Moving Companies

The quote to truck my plane from Ohio to Texas -
$14,000
About $11.78 / mile.

Does anyone have experience with moving aircraft via trailer-transport?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Mel - Thanks for your advice!

Mel - Thanks for your advice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By TXFlyGuy
During Phase One, changes might be made on a...

During Phase One, changes might be made on a daily basis...adding or removing items for data collection, for example. This certainly would not be a required maintenance log entry.

Yes, if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By TXFlyGuy
That's my plan!

That's my plan!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By TXFlyGuy
This is what I'm being told by some good friends....

This is what I'm being told by some good friends. Just want to make sure I stay legal!
Yes, if something major were done it certainly would be logged. But not ordinary routine things that may get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks. I have similar wording for the end of...

Thanks. I have similar wording for the end of Phase One.

What about the first 20 hours of experimental tests? Log entries for engine and airframe required, any time a parameter or a component is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Engine / Aircraft log entries during Phase One?

Are there requirements to have a detailed log book entry for all items during Phase One? Such as accessories on the aircraft, or other items that are installed or removed for testing purposes?

My...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,270
Posted By TXFlyGuy
2nd time... What would be the result with the...

2nd time...

What would be the result with the incorrect software uploaded?

For those in Rio Linda...the G3X GDU 3XX software was loaded, but the actual hardware is a G3X Touch, GDU 460.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,270
Posted By TXFlyGuy
What would be the result if the wrong software...

What would be the result if the wrong software was installed…that is, for the GDU 3XX instead of the correct GDU 460?

It appears that some Bozo did that with my G3X Touch.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Update - It seems some Bozo installed the...

Update -

It seems some Bozo installed the software for the GDU 3XX, rather than for the GDU 460.

The correct software has been stored on an SD Card, and will be installed tomorrow.

We are hoping...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By TXFlyGuy
G3X Problems...

Here is a copy of the email sent to Garmin...

I have a complete Garmin stack, G3X Touch, GTN-650, Audio Panel, Com Radio, Autopilot, etc.

The G3X has display problems. The screen will blank out,...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes, we plan to fix the leak prior to flight.

Yes, we plan to fix the leak prior to flight.
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By TXFlyGuy
It’s a wet wing. The tank is riveted together....

It’s a wet wing. The tank is riveted together. Probably will have to pull the entire tank.
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By TXFlyGuy
It would require draining almost 40 gallons. Yes,...

It would require draining almost 40 gallons. Yes, we could do that.

There are two options...

1. Open up the inspection panels, and attempt to apply CS3204 Flamemaster Sealant. This was done before...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Fuel Leak

Large transport aircraft have provisions that allow a certain amount of fuel to leak, measured in drips per minute. When I was a Second Officer on the DC-10, I found fuel dripping from the engine...
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,295
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Good to know. Thanks!

Good to know.
Thanks!
Forum: Propellers 10-02-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,295
Posted By TXFlyGuy
We have found a shop at YNG, Winner Aviation, who...

We have found a shop at YNG, Winner Aviation, who balances everything from piston singles to turbine twins.

And they are only 31 nm south of where my plane is.

https://winner-aviation.com/
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,295
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,295
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My owner's manual / data sheet states: The...

My owner's manual / data sheet states:

The propeller and engine must be dynamically balanced prior to flight.


It was statically balanced at Whirlwind. And Winners Aviation in Youngstown will...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,295
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Just spoke with them. They do not travel. And my...

Just spoke with them. They do not travel. And my warranty on the Whirlwind prop is voided if it is not dynamically balanced before the first flight.

I need to find someone who is close to KHZY. Who...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,295
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Dynamic Propeller Balancing

Can someone recommend a shop in the north central or eastern Ohio region that does dynamic propeller balancing?

My Whirlwind manual states that the prop MUST be dynamically balanced on the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Summit is proud of their pumps...$250...

Summit is proud of their pumps...$250 each.
Walbro Fuel Pumps Dot Com charges $110.

https://walbrofuelpumps.com/walbro-gsl392-inline-fuel-255lph-pump.html.html

Even reputable dealers have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Walbro Fuel Pumps

Does anyone know a good reliable source for authentic, USA made Walbro Fuel Pumps?
There are many cheap Chinese knock off counterfeit pumps floating around on the internet. These are junk, and are to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By TXFlyGuy
My registration took about 24 hours. I drove up...

My registration took about 24 hours. I drove up to OKC, and paid a visit to the FAA offices.
Took them a big box of fresh donuts.
Had my registration in the mail the next day.

Those donuts were the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By TXFlyGuy
Yes! All is well now after sending the AWC Help...

Yes! All is well now after sending the AWC Help Desk an email. They fixed all of the issues, including removing the previous DAR.
I am good to go now.
And it only took 12 hours to get it fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By TXFlyGuy
I am working with a new (different) DAR. He and I...

I am working with a new (different) DAR. He and I have discussed this matter.

Here is the situation...

1. AWC filed with the FAA.
2. DAR requested, and selected.
3. The DAR now refuses to do my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By TXFlyGuy
How to modify the AWC Application?

I have an existing AWC App on file. It has been accepted. I now will be working with a different DAR, and the desire is to cancel the app, or modify it.

There are no (zero) drop down menus for...
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