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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By thinkn9a
Other places

Depending on how much time you have, what the weather will allow (or diversions) , and your interests…. The following are possibilities

Charlie Hammonds private museum in Houma, La. (See inside of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By thinkn9a
Naval Aviation Museum and Blue Angels

The Naval Aviation Museum web page says the base is only open to DoD ID card holders and those they escort.

Update: Heard today from a guy that is a docent there. They are working on getting it...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,796
Posted By thinkn9a
belt, suspenders, block, bolts, pin,.. for gust lock

I wasn't there, but have worried about how I set the ultimate gust lock and what happens with extended period of gusts, so I ended up with the following.

- added a pin to hold slip down collar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By thinkn9a
Carabiners, slings, and “line”

I use the (climbing) slings for those cases where the tiedown eyes are too big / buried too deep, carabiners on either end, and small diameter, high performance / low stretch line ( used for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By thinkn9a
Carabiners, slings, and “line”

I use the (climbing) slings for those cases where the tiedown eyes are too big / buried too deep, carabiners on either end, and small diameter, high performance / low stretch line ( used for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By thinkn9a
Not a video,…..but

If you have RSA system,…..

Look at precision airmotive website and get Service Information Letter, SIL-67,….that walks through process
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By thinkn9a
Good access for later changes !

But might want to separate/ spread the branches out so you don’t get confused….
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By thinkn9a
What is open circuit voltage after sitting 12 hr post charging

For an Odessey battery, If it is greater than 12.9V it has accepted a charge,….
If not,…probably time to think about replacement

The fact that it cranked and started opens up the possibility that...
Forum: Interiors 02-21-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By thinkn9a
Couple sources is where you will find Hi-Tec foams, they offer packages for some planes is Dynamic Systems, inc. and you will find sunmate foams, including overstock and end of...
Forum: Interiors 02-20-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By thinkn9a
Mileage / lifetime may vary

Some folks report around 4 years, mine, approaching 10. This is from major supplier…..
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,337
Posted By thinkn9a

There is a new kid in town

Astron Aerospace
Omega 1 engine
35 lb 160 hp
1,000 rpm idle
25,000 rpm max
Few parts
Low emissions
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By thinkn9a
The replacement pump

Looks like what I got when I ordered the E2315
However it is NOT a drop on replacement
Much bigger and inlet is at center instead of offset like 2315…. Thus messing up all the clearances and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,885
Posted By thinkn9a
Did you use the Precision Airmotive SIL RS-67

The service letter goes through setting idle and mixture.

I’m just wondering as I am not sure about the numbers,…you seem to indicate it goes to over 1000 RPM when leaning mixture from idle,… yet...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,261
Posted By thinkn9a
Question for those collecting data……

Wondering if there is any /enough air movement, if there isn’t a air/oil separator in the vent line, and the dipstick is pulled out, such that natural air exchange would make a significant drop in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,438
Posted By thinkn9a
Wilkerson is back operational with re-treading

Web page says they started with tires for regional carriers, Aug 16, … and hoped to move to others and GA in days and weeks ahead

Lists phone number as 434.645.9641
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By thinkn9a
Remember,…. Panels are like people

Doesn’t stand straight up,…Some things hang out the front,….some things hang out the back,…. And some items are further than others,….

Depending on what you have,…you may need to add or subtract...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,568
Posted By thinkn9a
I would probably lean to KIER

but your call as to which type of stop you prefer

If you have time to do more than sleep,….
I think KIER might be more interesting,…..visit the old general store,…interesting food spots,… nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By thinkn9a
Find the Amphenol drawing for THE CONNECTOR(s) you buy

They are available online…… and different connectors (all BNC or TNC) can have different dimensions called out

Make sure your stripper can make the required dimensions,…..

Then practice on a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,593
Posted By thinkn9a
Good first cut

And then reality hits,…..

- rabbits to chase, and extra work, if you just can’t resist going off plans
- family, work, natural disasters, health …..
- messed a piece up, need to order replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By thinkn9a
Welcome, there are several RV folks around the area


Mike should connect you with a few folks. I have a 9A over at PQL, also there is a 14A getting ready to take flight.

Welcome aboard

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By thinkn9a
So,…. My recollection of the prior thread is…..

There is another pump that fits the need closer,…. Doesn’t need the relief/recirc as much and draws less power….

So,…. Any chance I have it even halfway right on recollection,….and if there is such...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By thinkn9a
Current install is an Airflow Performance package for FI

It uses an Airtex E2315 pump…… or at least that form factor
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By thinkn9a
Two parts to my interest

1.) Airtex says the E2315 is still in production,….. SUMMIT racing lists, but says if you want something earlier, we have “X” that we can ship in December or so… 😳(yes there are a couple of places...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By thinkn9a
Electric fuel pump replacement alternatives?

I have been unable to find a previous thread where someone looked at various pumps, including pump curves, power requirement, build/reliability……

Can someone point me to it?

Seems E2315s while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By thinkn9a

manual says (one one) problem with pressure transducer reasonableness check,.. and three three is told you earlier and still there.....

also says if you hit test while flying the calibration it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,378
Posted By thinkn9a
Norman,....tricks, recommendations, cautions?

With the devil in the details,..... how about some recommendations on how to avoid......

Do you have a jettison handle or pins?,..
pre-removal configuration?
How did you handle and set after...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,378
Posted By thinkn9a
Couple questions on details

So,... barring use of magic,... it would appear that there must be someone in the aircraft to pull the pins,....

What is arrangement/ best condition for pulling pins? Thinking closed (not...
Forum: Reviews 05-04-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By thinkn9a
I’ll second !

I needed a replacement set of “spacers” ( 3D printed angled “ washers”.. to align lights)

Although I had purchased directly from FlyLEDS,... Blake at Flyboys accessories stepped up and provided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,074
Posted By thinkn9a
Check out Kitplanes article

The $30,000 RV-9A
Yes, Virginia, it is possible to build an airplane for less than the price of a new car.

By Marc Cook -March 10, 2008

Also,... poke around this site,...and find how Doug saved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By thinkn9a
Trimming FLYLEDS boards, recommended tools/methods

What are good tools and methods for trimming the boards? Any recommended protection for the board while doing it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By thinkn9a
Which bulkhead for GMU-11, in 9, 6, or 7?

Wondering what bulkhead(s) have been used and results. ( just forward of tail or just aft of baggage bulkhead)

Also interested in any tips or recommendations for mounting.
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,562
Posted By thinkn9a
Ear plug placement

Click on the “FAQ” tab on the CQ headset webpage

WATCH the video at the bottom
(And read through the FAQs)

I know, I know,... simple stupid ear plugs,......
Well,... they fit better, and cancel,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-01-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,920
Posted By thinkn9a
Other manual options

Couple possibilities that are not like a traditional full size hand pump, or classic, arm wrestle, carry along bike pump

Zefal smart pump - folding feet, and by using tube within a tube, (Extends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,788
Posted By thinkn9a
Welcome aboar)

The official welcoming committee will be along shortly

(Always fun when chance to go first arises)

Not to worry,.... by the time rolls around to work the engine,... you will have plenty of...
Forum: Safety 06-21-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By thinkn9a
B-17 and control lock

For those not aware, the acceptance flight for the B-17 design ended in a fatal crash just after takeoff.

The reason,... the control lock was not removed,.... result.... checklists......

If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,010
Posted By thinkn9a
Time out !

So,... was the attorney in the hangar buying upholstery for two lawn chairs, or buying it for an airplane?

Where is the Paul Harvey moment?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By thinkn9a
Error 3 3 , is just saying I told you earlier ...

“A previous error or errors were reported. The previous error or errors should be noted and/or corrected.”

Recommend downloading documentation....and confirming / accomplishing calibration.... ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,032
Posted By thinkn9a
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By thinkn9a
I?m guessing

She is past the wheel pant for a hat point,....

Always good to have Such help
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,156
Posted By thinkn9a
Caution with air source

As has been mentioned earlier,.... need to be careful you don’t put some bad stuff in, while you are trying to get the air dry in the crankcase. I would NOT use blast from compressed air or a air...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,156
Posted By thinkn9a
Experiment 3 ??

Forced air vent through breather tube during initial cooling phase.. with fish tank pump, or ballon inflator or other simple pump
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By thinkn9a
background on options along the way, for your ditty bag

My wife was not thrilled about flying the mountains,... so coming out of Auburn we stopped at S83,... so we could stretch, get fuel, and get set for going on. It was a nice stop with self serve fuel...
Forum: Midwest 02-28-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,463
Posted By thinkn9a
Don?t know about zip code and self serve,.. but

Couple of alternatives with 2 runways,... roughly 80 miles further from St Louis

Cape Girardeau KCGI - shows good price on self serve, and not bad on full. There is a restaurant on the field,.....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,137
Posted By thinkn9a
Ocean Springs Airport

Good job on the go around. The airport is known for having some squirrelly winds due to the trees. North or South winds have a bit of a funnel effect and you get changing wind speeds coming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,963
Posted By thinkn9a
FAA says 77 experimental aircraft have one of the crankshafts

Following from proposed AD and related words

The FAA estimates that this proposed AD would affect 115 crankshaft assemblies installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. This cost estimate does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,421
Posted By thinkn9a
Careful, Fumpa has two sizes

The one Amazon has is the “mini”

I think we would want the regular size,..which is not a whole lot bigger,...and is in the link in this thread...

Possible alternative is mini foot pump that Amazon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,509
Posted By thinkn9a
...till you said ?fly / navigate?

I was going with Ipad....
Yes,..I know a lot of folks use them successfully, but I have had my share of overtemp shutdown, program crash, can?t see ( not much of problem with newer)

So I would go...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,985
Posted By thinkn9a
Any update on FAA note on failure/degradation ?

trying to decide if I should put Freeflight on the ?to be considered list? for my implementation of ADSB

Doesn?t look like a lot of folks have these units, but those that did reported good support...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By thinkn9a
Local EAA folks can provide another set of eyeballs

There are several good references,... look at POH listing on this site,.. it also has some condition inspection checklists which is a good starting point. (Also W.W.W.T.P. Is a bit dated,.. but...
Forum: Southeast 12-08-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By thinkn9a
Pensacola approach and others are good to work with

In my few visits over that way I have found them easy to work with.

Sounds like you have the airspace?s sorted out.

Other than that,..
...... often, a fair number of fires in the area, that,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,034
Posted By thinkn9a
Smile I think ?the kid? could handle a good chunk of the East coast

With that tool and attitude,....

As long as VAF doesn?t end up on the wrong side of official child labor / OSHA laws....

The picture is another in the long line I have enjoyed seeing with all the...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,478
Posted By thinkn9a
Survival water container and stowage ?

What are some recommendations for container(s) and how/where to stow them?

I suspect whatever your favorite brand of water is, the bottle will not survive an impact. If you have a large...
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By thinkn9a
Good use of mental health dollars !

I think Pete and Andi have a very good grip on how to use mental health dollars 😁

Gotta believe the de-stress value of the evening was considerable.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,287
Posted By thinkn9a
Search ?battery rejuvenation? in prior posts

Prior to declaring victory, with one charge,....
Recommend you try the slow discharge, then charging at recommended voltage and amperage,..... then doing it again and again (longer each time) till it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,287
Posted By thinkn9a
Odyssey TM on parasitic load

Regardless of the application, it is important to make sure your battery does not have a parasitic load; if there is a slow drain, connect the battery to a float (trickle) charger that puts out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,287
Posted By thinkn9a
Odyssey Technical Manual, ninth Ed. 2016 (page 16)

Chart shows for deep cycle operations,...charging at 14.7 volts more than doubles the life of the battery, compared to 14.2 volts....

....wonder where 13.7 volts would lie on the graph, ....(and how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,777
Posted By thinkn9a
Congrats,..glad to hear about the buy back

As for places to stop between Bowling Green and St. Louis...
- MVN has been mentioned,...I planned to stop there one time,.. but a thunderstorm arrived and parked first...
Other places
- MWA - fairly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,093
Posted By thinkn9a
Wink Eagles with fish, vs airplanes

Ok,...anyone else catch another story on eagle with fish in September, Air & Space mag? ( page 8, letters)

737 out of Juneau almost hit the eagle,...
Yet again, Eagle dropped fish on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,093
Posted By thinkn9a
Talking Off topic - call for peanut gallery review of eagle and fish story

My encounters with eagles would cast the fish story in a different light......

I think he was just jettisoning external / heavy ordnance, (oh, by the way on target) he could have max...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By thinkn9a
SLC altitudes


We were flying in from the south, and going into skypark KBTF..and were not cleared into Class B until at or past ?point of the mountain?, VPPTM, so we were under their airspace until then....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By thinkn9a
From a first time newbie

Depending on where you are flying out of by SLC, you may or may not care to come down alongside SLC going south to Utah lake, east of Eagle mountain and west of Provo. (SLC controllers were great,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-23-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,282
Posted By thinkn9a
WAAAM was so good, had me thinking about moving there

Very interesting place,... lots of different airplanes and automobiles,..and a few odds and ends. (Washing machine engine, tractor, fire truck, etc.)

What blew me away was that the ONLY two PAID...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By thinkn9a
From Odessey Technical Manual (2016)

Cycling tests conducted on an ODYSSEY PC545 battery demonstrated the impact raising the charge voltage from 14.2V to 14.7V has on the cycle life of the battery. The results are shown in the graph at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By thinkn9a
Congrats to ALL

Please pass along my congrats,... as I won?t be at Osh this year.

Good to hear of young folks doing such.
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