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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By koupster
Close to a half century ago, I got my ATP in a...

Close to a half century ago, I got my ATP in a Cherokee (single engine ATP) to get my application to stand out since the airlines hadn't hired for several years and I was approaching hire by (or not...
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,922
Posted By koupster
The dogbone creepers don't work for me in the...

The dogbone creepers don't work for me in the hangar because often I need my head elevated. I've been using a previous generation of this ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By koupster
Homebuilt Camping (HBC) and Homebuilt Parking...

Homebuilt Camping (HBC) and Homebuilt Parking (HBP) are different areas.
Is there a separate area for RVs? No
Are there RV events that are earlier than Wednesday that I should not miss? Did you see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-31-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By koupster
Airspeed indicator

If the airplane goes dark, you can get everything from your phone but indicated airspeed. The airspeed indicator is the last steam gauge that I'd part with. If you have an AOA instrument that doesn't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,993
Posted By koupster
Ed, My choice would be the 5/16th rod stock. You...

Ed,

My choice would be the 5/16th rod stock.
You may chose to put a small angle bend in the horizontal section of the upside down U. That can allow some flex in the horizontal portion, preventing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By koupster
Glide Slope Ratio

Hans,

Your English is way superior to my Dutch, which is limited to just a few words.

Most of us in the US refer to the Glide Slope Ratio as just the glide ratio. NASA, however, uses the term Glide...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By koupster
Ed, With a bit of study of the tab on a working...

Ed,

With a bit of study of the tab on a working gas cap, one can rework the "corner" of the tab to the original shape. This may entail taking a bit of material off the bottom of the tab, but there's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,764
Posted By koupster
Airliners slow down in turbulence...

and so do I. I may slow to 90 KIAS in rough air in my 6, the equivalent in a 9 might be around 80. I slow for comfort, not because of apprehension of damage to the airplane.

At 80 KIAS, an RV-9 at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By koupster
Just for a data point; the liability portion of...

Just for a data point; the liability portion of my policy is under $200.
Many hours, ATP, and 75 years old.

Check firms that insure a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By koupster
Bob, If you have to enlarge the hole, you can...

Bob,

If you have to enlarge the hole, you can use something like this ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,345
Posted By koupster
Add to post # 2 Spark plug socket(s) and...

Add to post # 2

Spark plug socket(s) and wrenches for ignition cables
Sockets to disassemble wheels and brakes (will need two sockets of the same size for the wheels)
Ratchet(s) or flex handle(s)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By koupster
Tim, Thanks for your response. In my case, it...

Tim,

Thanks for your response. In my case, it wasn't one plug that stopped firing. The engine would quit for a fraction of a second when running only on the left mag and then come back to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By koupster
Mike Busch promoted...

Mike Busch promoted me:
https://resources.savvyaviation.com/in-flight-diagnostics/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By koupster
I switched to the left mag for an inflight mag...

I switched to the left mag for an inflight mag check. Then waited a bit before leaning to let the EGT readings stabilize. Got the first hiccup, and didn't touch anything for a bit. The hiccups...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By koupster
Carb O-360 Will check wiring, and eventually...

Carb O-360

Will check wiring, and eventually check with p-lead disconnected if nothing else turns up.

Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By koupster
Thanks; one data point that I missed. 380 hobbs...

Thanks; one data point that I missed.
380 hobbs meter hours (tach time would be less)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By koupster
Request help with mag problem

Yesterday, my left Slick mag failed an inflight mag check forcing a turnback on a Pilots N Paws mission. This is an impulse coupled mag.

Runup at 1800 rpm on the ground showed no problems.
During an...
Forum: Tools 04-18-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,542
Posted By koupster
Don't give up on plating

Dan,

I lived in New Orleans for a while. Unprotected steel would rust as soon as you took your eyes off of it.

Laura Kampf, http://https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRix1GJvSBNDpEFY561eSzw ,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By koupster
Avoiding Probate

States have their own upper limit for avoiding probate. In Utah it's $100,000 worth of assets that are not in a trust.
A pour over will can sweep assets into a trust upon the trustees death, but if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By koupster
Transferring RV ownership to a trust

Wondering what's involved in transferring RV ownership to a trust as far as the FAA aircraft registry goes.
I'm the owner, and would be the trustor and trustee.
Also, has anyone experienced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By koupster
The required data doesn't have to be on the cap....

The required data doesn't have to be on the cap. It can be on the wing next to the cap. If you need to replace a cap, there's no need to label the replacement cap.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,440
Posted By koupster
I made a system like the one Larry made in post #...

I made a system like the one Larry made in post # 13.
Got nervous about pressurizing a glass jar and having it break.

Present version uses a 1 liter Nalgene bottle from a thrift store.
Air pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,718
Posted By koupster
Clay, Went out for a post maintenance test flight...

Clay,
Went out for a post maintenance test flight today and decided to test oil temp vs low airspeed while I was at it.
RV-6A with O-360
Oil temp started at 178F after departure and exiting under...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,034
Posted By koupster
Wingnut, The paintless dent removal guys that I...

Wingnut,

The paintless dent removal guys that I know all work from the backside and push instead of pounding. They typically work the dent in the reverse order of how it was formed / Last in - First...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By koupster
No to heater hose

Heater hose is not suitable for the crankcase (oil) breather either.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By koupster
1. One big cable from battery to master...

1. One big cable from battery to master relay.
2. One big cable from master relay to starter relay.
3. One not quite so big cable from master relay to main bus.
4. One big cable from starter relay...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,243
Posted By koupster
Choice #3

Thomas,

In some circles, using circuit breakers for switches is a no no.

I'm retired from a major airline that had crews pull over a dozen circuit breakers if the airplane was going to overnight....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-04-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By koupster
Clay, Consider clear plastic windows in that VS...

Clay,

Consider clear plastic windows in that VS tip. That would maintain the structural integrity of the tip. The windows might need to bow out a bit to provide 360 degree coverage.

You flew the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By koupster
Annunciator Lights

Have a fuel pump power light (Green - good to go). The electric fuel pump is on for takeoff and landing. It would be nice if it would go out after a set time and come back on to remind me that it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By koupster
Thanks for the replies so far. There's really no...

Thanks for the replies so far.
There's really no asymmetry or green color which is indicative of an exhaust valve failing around the periphery.
What concerns me is the symmetrical pattern centered...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By koupster
Exhaust valve analysis- Please

Would like some help analyzing the photos of my #4 exhaust valve. Rather than seeing a color change around the periphery, I see color changes in the stem area as if the stem is not conducting the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By koupster
I coded mine not by switch function, but by phase...

I coded mine not by switch function, but by phase of flight.
The landing light, taxi light, and fuel pump have green caps.
The Before Takeoff checklist calls for the above switches to be on, and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By koupster
I had this same problem with my throttle cable,...

I had this same problem with my throttle cable, and didn't feel comfortable drilling a new hole in the arm.
Bought a new cable from ACS Products Company in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Their cables...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By koupster
I've used a grinding wheel to grind some...

I've used a grinding wheel to grind some roughness (heavy duty scuffing) into the tubes. Ground a series of rings around the circumference of the tube. The hose clamp should be able to span two of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By koupster
Dave and Steve, Both good suggestions; I'll take...

Dave and Steve,

Both good suggestions; I'll take heed.

The rivet was driven and so is clinched against both sides of the arm as well as the inside diameter of the enlarged hole. It showed no ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By koupster
Trim tab play - Fixed

My trim tab had quite a bit of play. The hole in the arm had probably been drilled with a # 30 drill bit (.1285) and was elongated a bit from wear. The clevis pin measured...
Forum: Safety 02-20-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,412
Posted By koupster
Duck, The article Pulse Oximetry at High...

Duck,

The article Pulse Oximetry at High Altitude pointed out that excess ambient light may produce errors in pulse oximetry readings. I've experienced this myself as RV cockpits are flooded with...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-16-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 437,265
Posted By koupster
Dave, I've really enjoyed following your...

Dave,
I've really enjoyed following your posts.
The dummy firewall is a ingenious idea.
I'm wondering about putting the Dynon sensors on the cold side of the firewall. A mechanical failure of a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By koupster
I'll bet that the guy who builds the steps would...

I'll bet that the guy who builds the steps would build you a shorter one; saving you the metal surgery.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 02-11-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By koupster
Or unscrew the track and install the missing...

Or unscrew the track and install the missing rivet; thus pulling the skin down.
If that doesn't do it, just chamfer the leading edge of the slider.
Good Luck.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By koupster
Battery

The PC-680 may just have been depleted from the avionics testing.

Charging it at 13.2 volts probably won't help. It likes 14.7 volts and at least 6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,961
Posted By koupster
Electric radiant heat panels

Brandon,

I empathize with your reduced tolerance for cold. I used to be one of the few people skiing without a hat on a cold (but not frostbite level cold) day. Now I get chilled pretty easily.

My...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,631
Posted By koupster
Larry, Ohmmeters usually pass very little...

Larry,

Ohmmeters usually pass very little current while making their measurement. Consider the case of taking an ohmmeter reading of a single strand that was stripped out of a 20 gauge wire vs the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-06-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,286
Posted By koupster
RV-6 Aerobatic weight

Patrick,

When I get in my RV-6A, I'm right at the aerobatic weight. If I have any gas in the tanks, I'm over. I'd be limiting G's to make up for the fuel, much less a passenger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By koupster
RACHEL might be able to fix you up

She sells handcrafted jewelry to finance her BushCat homebuilding project, and does custom...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-21-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,728
Posted By koupster
AOA/Nose Position Question

Joe,

The above post infers that you aligned the depicted nose position with the chord line of the wing rather than the level airframe ( top of the longerons). Am wondering how you did this and what...
Forum: RV-4 10-20-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,824
Posted By koupster
Just to clarify this. An appropriately strong...

Just to clarify this. An appropriately strong threaded adapter must be used to jack at the tiedown points. It shouldn't be able to slip of the jack. I don't think the forged tiedown eyes are a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,567
Posted By koupster
Warming tray

If you have to work in the cold, put your tools on one of these:
https://ovente.com/ovente-stainless-steel-electric-warming-tray-fw150s
You may be able to find one at a garage sale or thrift store.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,872
Posted By koupster
Had the same result with both the black and white...

Had the same result with both the black and white Tempo paint spray cans.
Have switched to Rustoleum Roll Bar and Chassis paint in satin black.
Been using the same can for a few years now.
Don't see...
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,899
Posted By koupster
Bifocal Sunglasses

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P1GHS4O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They have gradient lenses (darker on top).
Three pairs for $19.
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
Posted By koupster
BobRV4, I think it would help if we knew what...

BobRV4,

I think it would help if we knew what you are using for ADS-B out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By koupster
You can always buy them from Van's and be sure to...

You can always buy them from Van's and be sure to get the proper o-ring.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By koupster
Yes; fuel lube gets sticky/tacky, and as it gets...

Yes; fuel lube gets sticky/tacky, and as it gets cooler, the resistance of the o-rings to sliding between the two cap halves goes up. This increases wear on the latch.

Krytox is a very light grease...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By koupster
Sounds like requests to Van's or...

Sounds like requests to Van's or https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Default.asp to purchase the latch and post in quantity and make them available would be in order.

In the meantime, here's some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By koupster
Yes, I think your wrist should be straight when...

Yes, I think your wrist should be straight when the controls are neutral. 20+ years in USAF fighters are behind this opinion.
Try holding the stick grip by itself while seated in the airplane. Close...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By koupster
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By koupster
Cole, I use LPS 2 on the internal heim joints...

Cole,

I use LPS 2 on the internal heim joints (rod ends) because I can spray it on with the included spray tube, and am not worried about the oily film attracting dirt since these joints are inside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,209
Posted By koupster
Coolers and tent stakes

For several years, I bought a cheap Styrofoam cooler when I arrived at OSH after traveling by the airlines and a rental car. Had to buy ice every day and didn't feel good about leaving it in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By koupster
John, My gascolator bowl was pretty sticky the...

John,

My gascolator bowl was pretty sticky the first time I removed it. It's been fine since then after being lubed.
Pushing in the quick drain to break the vacuum while you twist and wiggle the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By koupster
John, Just remember that any pressure you put...

John,

Just remember that any pressure you put into the gascolator also acts on the carburetor bowl and has the possibility of collapsing or otherwise damaging the float.

If you don't have Dow...
Forum: Midwest 06-22-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,148
Posted By koupster
Just short of SLC, you can head south over KTVY...

Just short of SLC, you can head south over KTVY before turning east to Provo if you wish to avoid the SLC Class B.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,845
Posted By koupster
Exactly. If the timing light or engine analyser...

Exactly. If the timing light or engine analyser with an inductive pickup on the #1 ignition lead, shows spark at 2400 RPM and no spark at 2500 RPM, you've probably isolated the problem to the EFII...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,845
Posted By koupster
Jesse, Since you've done the fuel injector...

Jesse,

Since you've done the fuel injector trouble-shooting, I'd suspect that you're losing spark on #1. If you have a timing light or engine analyser with an inductive pickup, you can clip it on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By koupster
I put in another cable that attached to the...

I put in another cable that attached to the inside of the throttle arm. You're going to have at least two cables anyway. Had the cable fabricated locally with threads for a rod end on both ends....
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