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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Ironflight
I see Brad reached out - he’s an outstanding...

I see Brad reached out - he’s an outstanding resource!

Another option is one of their courses:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1637051#post1637051

Paul
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - they’re great when they reach! I’ve...

Yup - they’re great when they reach! I’ve probably got more than two dozen of them sitting around (I buy a lot of oil….) - the only problem is that depending on the cowl and engine, they don’t always...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ironflight
The answer is that it depends on your DAR. DAR’s...

The answer is that it depends on your DAR. DAR’s can refuse to issue you a certificate if they feel that something is unsafe. So it really depends on how your DAR feels about what you’re doing. I had...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ironflight
You’re not alone! Many pilots are told that gross...

You’re not alone! Many pilots are told that gross weight is based solely on what the structure can handle, but in fact, many aircraft over history have their gross weights based on minimum climb...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,756
Posted By Ironflight
Why speculate? You can read the EAA judging...

Why speculate? You can read the EAA judging manual for yourself:

https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/~/media/3af9f4ae6ae940949b7cfbfcbd953322.ashx

Truth is, once you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Ironflight
First thing I’d do is give Brad at Emagair a call...

First thing I’d do is give Brad at Emagair a call first thing Monday - he’s seen just about everything on his ignitions, and he’s probably got the answer for you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve always used PlioBond, and never had one...

I’ve always used PlioBond, and never had one break loose inadvertently - just make surer every surface is surgically clean before you re-install. You can find a write-up on the entire process...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ironflight
Louise just gave me a certificate to do the...

Louise just gave me a certificate to do the “Experience” in LQ for my birthday. One of my good friends who has been in racing all his life said just start with the automatic so I can concentrate on...
Forum: Propellers 09-22-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By Ironflight
Claude - You might think of giving Whirlwind in...

Claude -

You might think of giving Whirlwind in San Diego a call, and seeing what they think. Jim Rust is now doing some selling and servicing of WW C/S props out of his own shop, and since he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,647
Posted By Ironflight
If you had the crank, case, and cylinders...

If you had the crank, case, and cylinders re-worked, and you are putting in new bearings (and obviously seals and gaskets….), you are awfully close to calling it “zero time since overhaul” - just...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By Ironflight
I hate to recommend throwing someone else’s money...

I hate to recommend throwing someone else’s money at a problem, but I can tell you that using the Safety Cable tool and cables make prop wiring way easier! The cables are braided, so they are very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Ironflight
Both of my Mattituck engines had about an hour...

Both of my Mattituck engines had about an hour and a half of run time of I recall correctly (but it was a long time ago, and the paperwork is in a file drawer…..).

The expert on this is Mahlon, who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By Ironflight
Not that I think this wreck has any particular...

Not that I think this wreck has any particular vale, but I must be tired and missing something - why do folks think the motor mount is toast? You do realize that on an -8, the main gear has nothing...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-15-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
Here’s the link to the live WebCam (at least for...

Here’s the link to the live WebCam (at least for today):

https://youtu.be/FLV1SRqRXbk

Pretty ugly looking at 0918 Local time….

Paul
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-15-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
Update from my spies on the field is that heat...

Update from my spies on the field is that heat races are on hold as of 0800….
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By Ironflight
I just did a similar upgrade last week, and was...

I just did a similar upgrade last week, and was trying to figure out why you were having an issue, then realized I didn’t care about Connect, since I have a 430W instead of a 650 in the plane. Our...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By Ironflight
The title of that video should be “Bama boys...

The title of that video should be “Bama boys playin’ with fire in the woods!” Ya’ll be careful out there - we’ve got all the wildfire tankers busy on this end of the country, and we can’t spare ‘em...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Ironflight
Yup - the Flightshop is actually their only...

Yup - the Flightshop is actually their only “official” retailer to “civilian” GA types like us. ACS actually used to buy their stock from Flightshop. Why the Flightshop? They are located at Brigham...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-15-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
The sun just came up here in Dayton, and the sky...

The sun just came up here in Dayton, and the sky is not pretty. It would be stretching it to say we’ve got three miles visibility here, maybe 2.5. Our AQI is showing 270, and Stead right now is 290....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Ironflight
Take a look at the ClickBond product catalog,...

Take a look at the ClickBond product catalog, nutplate section - there are a number fo choices:

https://www.clickbond.com/Uploads/SupportPDF/637570244753289397.pdf

I generally use a CB6009 for #8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Ironflight
Let me add emphasis to the word “your” Ops Lims -...

Let me add emphasis to the word “your” Ops Lims - there are many different versions over many years. Newer ones say notify the FSDO, older ones do not - you just sign it in and out of Phase 1. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,686
Posted By Ironflight
I agree completely with Dan - you need to rework...

I agree completely with Dan - you need to rework those to prevent a possible control jam. Back when I built my -8, it was common (maybe in the instructions, or just passed on from other builders) to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-12-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
FYI - Reno/Stead just went to an AQI of 310-424....

FYI - Reno/Stead just went to an AQI of 310-424. Anything over 100 is considered unhealthy. I’m sitting here in Dayton (19 miles east of Carson City) with an AQI of 400 right now, and can see about...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-12-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
Your routing plan through ABQ, Vega, Reno works...

Your routing plan through ABQ, Vega, Reno works fine…but be advised that we are now having a very significant smoke event here in the Carson City/Reno area - visibility less than a mile - from a fire...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,577
Posted By Ironflight
My hypothesis - I suspect that what Steve is...

My hypothesis - I suspect that what Steve is draining with his hole punch is the oil from the center of the filter - the oil that has already gone through the element from the outside in. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,577
Posted By Ironflight
You’re talking about the re-usable filters? I...

You’re talking about the re-usable filters? I don’t see any reason why that wouldn’t work - it would relieve the suction, and since there is no anti-drawback-valve, should drain the housing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,577
Posted By Ironflight
In order to use your information Steve, we need...

In order to use your information Steve, we need to know which filter you use (110 or 108) and do you have a “straight back” oil filter adapter or an angle adapter. One filter uses an anti-drainback...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Ironflight
Teh oil filter shortage has ben a topic of...

Teh oil filter shortage has ben a topic of discussion here, numerous other forums, and at fly-ins for most of this year. Basically, Champion’s production came to a halt, and while Tempest has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,996
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - the S-15 directly fits where a 48108-1 fits.

Yes - the S-15 directly fits where a 48108-1 fits.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By Ironflight
I just took the RV-3 from original G3X to G3X...

I just took the RV-3 from original G3X to G3X Touch - got a faster processor and a higher Rez, slightly brighter screen!! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Ironflight
Was supposed to be “cars”, but autocorrect can...

Was supposed to be “cars”, but autocorrect can sometimes be very insightful and amusing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Ironflight
We were sitting on the highway in a construction...

We were sitting on the highway in a construction zone yesterday out south of Tonopah, NV (writing on the pilot car), and I noticed 114 degrees on the Honda dashboard. Cool and comfy inside, but I was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ironflight
Here’s an article in Kitplanes with some pictures...

Here’s an article in Kitplanes with some pictures and thoughts from our RV-8 installation - will give you some other ideas, and its pretty applicable to a side-by-side as...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got H3R’s in most of our planes - fit well,...

We’ve got H3R’s in most of our planes - fit well, and will do a reasonable job on a fire under the panel (we think, from an educated guess and 25 years experince as a firefighter….).

The question...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Ironflight
Just like Carl - low speed, low power, canopy...

Just like Carl - low speed, low power, canopy open on the ground. It gets a might frenetic at run-up to have it open, and I am going to close it ten seconds later for takeoff anyway, so I close it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By Ironflight
I flew the airplane with the new displays up to...

I flew the airplane with the new displays up to Burning Man and back this morning (didn’t land….didn’t have a $2,000+ ticket) and am really happy with the new capabilities. The virtual autopilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By Ironflight
How do you wire it, or how do you control...

How do you wire it, or how do you control it?

Wiring is through a serial line (search the Garmin G3X 900 page installation manual for “TruTrak” and you’ll find the drawings).

Control (if you don’t...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By Ironflight
GX Touch Upgrade - Too Easy Not To Do It!

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So our RV-3 has been flying with one of the original G3X systems (non-touch) since its first flight. Our screen serial numbers were in the low double digits, and we had significant factory...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Ironflight
It all; depends on where you measure the current...

It all; depends on where you measure the current - you can put a shunt (or inductive ring) in a place where you are measuring amps in or out of the battery, for instance, and that will give you both...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Ironflight
On the RV-3, we couldn't do it - the filter is...

On the RV-3, we couldn't do it - the filter is almost right up against the engine mount, and with a larger diameter, it MIGHT fit statically, but certainly not dynamically.

I want to say that’s with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ironflight
Back in the days before WAAS, i had GPS antennas...

Back in the days before WAAS, i had GPS antennas mounted on a shelf under the cowl, foreword of the firewall, and things worked fine. When we went WAAS, we got lots of drop-outs - I think because the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ironflight
Hmmm….what was you data source on the microns...

Hmmm….what was you data source on the microns David? I’ve been doing a lot of digging on the topic recently, so curious where you got these numbers!

According to my recent data gathering (industry...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, used - it was what was sitting on the bench...

Yes, used - it was what was sitting on the bench at 10 p.m. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Ironflight
Using fractions, I get 2-15/16” OD, 2-7/16” ID,...

Using fractions, I get 2-15/16” OD, 2-7/16” ID, 1/8” thick….
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, all of the EDGE bolts are outside the...

Yes, all of the EDGE bolts are outside the sealing line - but lots of folks here have never taken one apart, so they might not know that. Of course, there are lots of case bolts inside the line - the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By Ironflight
An intriguing idea…..which leads to the question...

An intriguing idea…..which leads to the question of “how about the Walter White thing?” Find an old beat up motorhome that runs, gut the interior, turn it into a mobile workshop, and park it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ironflight
I’m with Mahlon on this one (as I generally...

I’m with Mahlon on this one (as I generally am!!). Those bolts are OUTSIDE of the line where the case sealant goes, so they shouldn’t have any oil reaching them - unless the motor was built by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ironflight
I have a Levil BOM sitting on the shelf - we...

I have a Levil BOM sitting on the shelf - we tested it in a number of airplanes, and its works….but only when it can keep its connection to an iPad, which is rarely. I’d say we could get too to work...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Ironflight
Way back in 2004 when I built my -8 from a Quick...

Way back in 2004 when I built my -8 from a Quick Build kit (wings and fuselage), the tanks came attached to the wings, and I never once took them off - didn’t need to for fitting wings to fuselage,...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-22-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve got airplanes with both white leading edges...

We’ve got airplanes with both white leading edges and red leading edges (and blue, and multicolored…..). They all collect bugs. The bugs show up much better on the white leading edges! :)

They all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
Posted By Ironflight
Just Throwing This Out There…..

“The art of building is learning how to fix mistakes…..”

Everyone should, of course, do what makes them feel best - but don’t feel like you always have to order a new part if what you have is no...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,853
Posted By Ironflight
I’ve got two RV’s (both taildraggers) with...

I’ve got two RV’s (both taildraggers) with 3-Blade Whirlwinds, and usually just put the cowls on and off alone - no problem at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,903
Posted By Ironflight
It’s fun when someone resurrects a thread from...

It’s fun when someone resurrects a thread from well over a decade ago!

I’m sitting in the workshop with the Valkyrie beside me, taking a break from working behind the panel (yet another piece of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By Ironflight
So you’ve got guys over on your side of the pond...

So you’ve got guys over on your side of the pond that are like that too?!

Bottom line, I think, is that if you have to satisfy him before you can fly, then an early oil and filter change are cheap...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,605
Posted By Ironflight
It doesn’t make any real difference what the...

It doesn’t make any real difference what the excuses (or reasons) might be - if the companies can’t supply you an actuator, they can’t supply you an actuator…right? I mean - they are in business to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,711
Posted By Ironflight
This is what I generally do - replaced one last...

This is what I generally do - replaced one last week using this technique, and it was very quick.
Forum: RV-15 08-14-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 75
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 11,138
Posted By Ironflight
The S21 is a totally different sized airplane...

The S21 is a totally different sized airplane than the -15….the Sportsman is a reasonably close comparison.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - it IS bad for the avionics! Many have used...

Yes - it IS bad for the avionics! Many have used a heavy fabric cover that goes from the panel to the sub-panel, velcroed in place to divert the water from getting into the expensive stuff. It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By Ironflight
Just to close the loop on this - my neighbor read...

Just to close the loop on this - my neighbor read through the thread, and together we looked for potential grounding problems. Cleaned up a few places where ground wires were on painted surfaces, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By Ironflight
No - its not required by the FAA at all. However,...

No - its not required by the FAA at all. However, I have done more Flight Advisor consultations than I can remember, and you’d be surprised at how many experienced professional pilots decide that...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By Ironflight
You might not like this (but you HAVE to fix this...

You might not like this (but you HAVE to fix this problem….) - you can change those switches to standard toggles instead of lever locks. Or move the switches.

These are the kinds of things that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,996
Posted By Ironflight
The S15 “as-is” does not have a nipple, and the...

The S15 “as-is” does not have a nipple, and the 110-1 does - so if you are trying to replace a 110-1, you ned to also by the 3/4x16 x 3/4x16 nipple that K&P sells.

An yes, the K&P S15 has a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,996
Posted By Ironflight
So just to add to the database…. I have been...

So just to add to the database…. I have been researching these filters for a magazine article, and it does appear that all of the units that look the same are being manufactured by K&P - but not all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By Ironflight
Help us solve a weird Rotax problem!

OK, this might be the first time I have ever posted in the R-12 forum…. But I just don’t have much experince in working on Rotaxes (except in my old jet ski days), and I have a neighbor with a...
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