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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-03-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,631
Posted By N520TX
A career

From Phantom's official BIO:

Lowell “Pfantom” LeMay is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Aero Engineering and an MBA from St. Edwards of Austin. He started flying with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By N520TX
This is the old style.

Those most likely aren't home brewed parts. That's the way the nose wheel used to be. My 7a has that arrangement from 2003.

The parts you want are:

U-813D-L PR NOSE FAIRING...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-30-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,503
Posted By N520TX
We're passed 40

The clinic sign-up has surpassed our limit of 40. Don't let this dissuade you - feel free to join and add your name to the wait list table. There are always cancellations due to wx/mx or whatever....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By N520TX
You want this

Part# AN900-16
MFR Model# MS3576921

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/an900.php?clickkey=7239

$0.54 .. a MUCH better deal than what you found on ebay
Forum: Formation Flying 01-16-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,503
Posted By N520TX
Passed the half way mark

Flying weather in central TX in April is the best ! We're passed the half way mark of our cap of 40 attendees with 26 signed up. 8 red-scary guys are about to experience a new aspect of RV flying !
Forum: Painting your RV 12-01-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By N520TX
Add a tack cloth

I just finished painting my 10 -- the final step before shooting either primer, base coat or clear coat was to wipe the surfaces with a tack cloth. I had zero problem with...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,765
Posted By N520TX
3M PPS

I just finished painting my RV10 using the 3M PPS system -...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,310
Posted By N520TX
Harbor Freight

I used a standard hole saw kit from HF:

https://harborfreight.com/34-in-5-in-carbon-steel-hole-saw-set-18-pc-68115.html

Go slow RPM, use lots of bolube. Debur the edges after cutting. Worked great.
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By N520TX
The distance from the trailing edge of the wing...

The distance from the trailing edge of the wing (flap actually) to the front tip of the nose-cone is 11'5" -- eleven feet, five inches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,950
Posted By N520TX
Gibson Aviation

https://www.gibsonaviationok.com/

This is the shop I use for all cylinder related work. Pretty sure they can do this, just send them an email and ask.
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,588
Posted By N520TX
Sounds like it

Happen to have a photo of his new arrangement ? or an image of the new plans ? It definitely sounds different.

Here's the way it was for me :

https://www.myrv10.com/Plans/RV10_Plans_sec49-pg03.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,753
Posted By N520TX
Welcome

Welcome to Breakaway ! If you've got the time, head on up to KTPL this weekend for some formation fun ... and say hi to a lot of the locals.
Forum: Formation Flying 01-30-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,722
Posted By N520TX
We are at capacity !

Hello all !

Happy (and sad) to report that we've reached the sign-up limit for the clinic this time around !

We are super pleased about the response we've been getting for this training...
Forum: Propellers 07-29-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By N520TX
Jordan Prop

Give these guys a call - they are in your back yard:

http://www.jordanpropellerserviceinc.com/

I've dealt with them in the past, very reasonable and responsive.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By N520TX
Here's the part

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/lycomingfitting00783.php?clickkey=12225

That installs at the OUTFLOW port of the mechanical fuel pump. One hose to the carb/injector, and another to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By N520TX
From Drawing #34

F-983A - Fuel Valve Plate, this is what the valve mounts to.

F-983C - Fuel Valve Cover, this is the 'box' that hides the valve and fuel lines.

That what you are after ?
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By N520TX
Sent via a PM

My info sent thru a PM

--Ron
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By N520TX
Complete Set

I've got a complete set of *unused* wing bolts for the 10. 8ea of NAS 1309-58, NAS 1306-58. $100 shipped if you're interested.
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,950
Posted By N520TX
O-540 A1D5

Mine is happy between 6 and 7 qts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,878
Posted By N520TX
Could be the new language

The oplims on my RV10 have the same phrase about day VFR only. They were issued in Oct 2016 direct by the SA FSDO. I asked about this, and he responded that once phase 1 was complete, send some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By N520TX
As pressure increases,

resistance decreases.

I did a short video for the oil temp sender to find out the right values I needed to program my MGL oil pressure sensor. The fuel pressure sender will be similar in operation....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By N520TX
That's an attach point as well

That forward piece will attach to the side of the fuselage with 2 bolts. When fitting the wings, one of the last steps is you will match drill a bracket that gets riveted to the tank at that point,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,102
Posted By N520TX
For an RV7a

Not exactly the same, but I just built 2 new tanks for my RV7a for a total material cost of $793.20.
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,629
Posted By N520TX
Not the best restraints

The AA1 series of aircraft didn't have the 4 point restraints, just 3 point. It's very easy to slide out sideways from the single shoulder harness. I suspect that played a part in this.
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,629
Posted By N520TX
24G Impact

There are more than a few former Grumman pilots who are now Vans owners. This is a youtube video from Roscoe that walks you through *his* 24.5 G forced landing of a Grumman AA1B this past year up in...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,644
Posted By N520TX
I am corrected !

The 12 legwork is in place ! Thanks Axel !
Forum: Formation Flying 01-15-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,644
Posted By N520TX
My thoughts ...

Hi Dave--

Personally, I think it's a combination of things right now - critical mass and training experience being the top two. We've not really had enough interest in the RV10 at clinics to put...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-15-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,644
Posted By N520TX
A Newbie

Hi Sean--

All we ask is that you have "good stick and rudder skills" - newbies are totally welcome. The ground school will be well worth it, and the red-scary guys are paired up with a safety pilot...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-13-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,644
Posted By N520TX
Exclamation Falcon Flight Formation Training Clinic - KGYI - 2019

Falcon Flight will be hosting a Formation Training Clinic on April 5/6/7 2019 at the North Texas Regional Airport – KGYI. The weather-out dates will be April 26/27/28. This is a closer location to...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,694
Posted By N520TX
Ditto

My O-540-A1D5 runs this way as well.
Forum: Propellers 08-27-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By N520TX
These guys

I bought one from these guys last November.

http://www.aircraftpropeller.com/

Just called them on the phone and they got me squared away.

--Ron
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By N520TX
Correct

85" pitch, 72" diameter

Have a look at http://www.sensenich.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Miscellaneous_Documents_Model_Designations.pdf and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By N520TX
Give AVARE a try - it's in the Google play store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ds.avare
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By N520TX
S-1-26 is for Narrow Deck

I have one that came off my narrow deck O-540. It's got less than 40hrs on it since new, and just came back from the shop to have a shaft seal replaced. $800 will get it shipped.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,031
Posted By N520TX
I agree with Paul

Check those wires again. Your comment about "my headset is breaking squelch" is exactly what happened to me a couple yrs back. One of my plug wires had just decided it had done enough work. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,825
Posted By N520TX
Aircraft Spruce

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/categories/aircraft_parts/ap/menus/ep/ignition_emag.html

All the pieces can be purchased here.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,462
Posted By N520TX
Quickcrete

I used 80# bags of Quickcrete, wrapped in plastic from Homey Depot. Figure they'll get used on some back yard project.
Forum: Tools 07-28-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By N520TX
These ones.

I've gone thru 3 of these in total building a 7a and a 10.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/scotchdeburrwheel.php?clickkey=13732

--Ron
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By N520TX
Yep

Our web site is at www.falconflight.aero - but we're better at keeping our Facebook page with the current info - https://www.facebook.com/FalconFlightTx

Our next show is in Conroe, TX in 2 weeks,...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,054
Posted By N520TX
540 is different

For the 540, the mag "gear" is not physically attached to the mag, it's in the accessory housing. The mag interfaces with it via a pair of rubber cushion clamps and the magneto drive "coupling". I...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,261
Posted By N520TX
Yes - there's room to slide it in from the...

Yes - there's room to slide it in from the outside with the wings on. I just did this month or so back.
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By N520TX
I literally went through this just last week. My...

I literally went through this just last week. My CROW harnesses arrived with 1/4" mounting holes on the shoulder belts. I called them, explained that they had to be 5/16, and they promptly sent me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,870
Posted By N520TX
HUD for Auto's

Just came across this product:

http://www.gearbest.com/obd-diagnostic-tools/pp_217639.html?vip=68966&utm_source=YGfacebook&utm_medium=Kelly&utm_campaign=FB1511

For $30 seems like some affordable...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,279
Posted By N520TX
Avery

Avery tools has 2 flavors available:

http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=6%20DDS

http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=IMP%20#6

Great guy - get a set.

--Ron
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,538
Posted By N520TX
Part Number

12247571

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-2BAR-MAP-SENSOR-TURBO-BOOST-WITH-PLUG-WIRES-12247571-16009886-16040609-/180782589555

or this one if all you need is the sensor...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By N520TX
Vans

I was planning on one of these:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1413209857-222-447&browse=controls&product=throttle-bracket

--Ron
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,905
Posted By N520TX
Discovery

How did you diagnose the problem to the oil quick drain? I've been chasing a pesky leak for a while now, with the same symptoms you describe -- on the belly behind the hinge with none on the inside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,455
Posted By N520TX
I agree with Bob...

We arrived on Sunday to a pretty full HBC and HBP area. More arrivals on Monday filled up the areas to the north of HBP to the North 40. By Wednesday, you were hard pressed to find an empty space....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,003
Posted By N520TX
Faces to Names

Here's a link to the pilots who flew - Matching faces to names is an exercise I'll leave to the reader ;o)

http://www.falconflight.aero/Pilots-OSH-2014.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,003
Posted By N520TX
Falcons, KC Flight and Bulldogs at Airventure

We've got 16 pilots all lined up to demonstrate their stuff here at Air venture. Tuesday at 11ish we'll be over show center flying various formations then on Thursday we'll be saluting the women of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,169
Posted By N520TX
The Grumman Solution

Gumman solved the hi oil temp problem for my AA1A in the same manner - instead of an oil cooler (too heavy), the just put a bast tube onto the oil temp probe itself !
Forum: Texas (South) 11-05-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By N520TX
Breakaway Airpark up at Parmer/BrushyCreek has 2...

Breakaway Airpark up at Parmer/BrushyCreek has 2 flying 7a's (one with a Mazda Rotary), 2 7a's under construction, a flying 9a, an 8 under construction and a 10 under construction. We had our fly-in...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-06-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By N520TX
Clinic

We've got a formation training clinic coming soon in October to be held in Pine Bluff. Sounds like a prime time to get some refresher training done, and make some new friends. If past years are to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,438
Posted By N520TX
She already is..

"Cookie" is indeed already a very qualified wingman (wing-person?). Her FFI card is just around the corner at the next clinic, I'm sure.

--Ron
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-26-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By N520TX
My data

Well I ended up collecting all the parts together to set up a test to gather my datapoints. Basically, I connected the transducer to a "T" fitting, with my compressor on one port, and a pressure dial...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By N520TX
Stewart Warner Oil Pressure Curve

Does anyone have the SW pressure/resistance curve or table ? I'm trying to program my MGL oil pressure display. The overall range is 33 to 240 ohm, but I suspect it's not linear for points in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,727
Posted By N520TX
Doc location

Current versions of FFI documentation are posted on the Falcon Flight web site - http://www.falconflight.aero/Paperwork.html.

Note that FFI cards are also laminated ;o)

--Ron
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By N520TX
Breakaway has RVs

Larry--

There are several RV's based up at 40XS, Breakaway airpark in Cedar Park (Parmer/Brushycreek area). There are a few under construction as well. Give me an email and we can eval what you're...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-05-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,596
Posted By N520TX
Network coverage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4LVk8-cTew

TSN coverage of the race opening. Happy to have been part of it!
Forum: Texas (South) 05-29-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By N520TX
Jordon

I've used Jordon Prop right there in San Antonio in the past. My A&P has used them several times. I would not hesitate to use them again if/when needed.

103 E Rhapsody Dr
San Antonio,...
Forum: Formation Flying 05-04-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,745
Posted By N520TX
OK - here's a link to a few that "Red" managed to...

OK - here's a link to a few that "Red" managed to capture from ground level:

https://picasaweb.google.com/109854784657274835863/MaderaFormationClinic2012

I'll be adding a few more as I process all...
Forum: Formation Flying 05-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,898
Posted By N520TX
Why not go?

Why not go to a clinic anyway ? The ground school portion is where you will pick up the overall picture of what is in store - do your homework and read the material prior to day one. As a complete...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,334
Posted By N520TX
There's also a Mazda Renesis powered RV10 down at...

There's also a Mazda Renesis powered RV10 down at Lockhart TX.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-09-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By N520TX
None required

Glad to see you posted up Gill -- I'm sure Glider will elaborate, but basically for this "open" get-together there is nothing required but your interest and undivided attention. You can be a complete...
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