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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By Planecrazy232
Dynamic prop balance on my MT. Went from .15ips...

Dynamic prop balance on my MT. Went from .15ips to .02ips. It’s like butta!!!:D

(someone please fix my sideways picture...)
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By Planecrazy232
Iíve got the classic aero leather in light/dark...

Iíve got the classic aero leather in light/dark gray. It gets dirty at times and Iíve cleaned it with high quality leather cleaners and it always comes clean, but each time you can tell that some of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,282
Posted By Planecrazy232
I visited MT in Deland when I picked up my prop....

I visited MT in Deland when I picked up my prop. They let me tour the facility and this is what they do to the blades during overhauls. Sure is some pretty woodwork in there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,321
Posted By Planecrazy232
Model: RV6A Engine/HP: O360 parallel Prop: C/S...

Model: RV6A
Engine/HP: O360 parallel
Prop: C/S MT
Empty Wt. 1156:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Planecrazy232
So that is what we do!!:D:p

So that is what we do!!:D:p
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-01-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By Planecrazy232
I'm seeing numbers similar to yours with an O-360...

I'm seeing numbers similar to yours with an O-360 LSIII and a Mag.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Planecrazy232
I would take them to a local autobody shop. They...

I would take them to a local autobody shop. They should have the skills and materials to help. You probably want an independant locally owned shop- I doubt the franchises would touch them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Planecrazy232
I have my backup on a separate switch. I check it...

I have my backup on a separate switch. I check it at run up by turning it on and turning the main off. I like to switch it manually or you would not know if the main ever quit. I've had two main...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Planecrazy232
Hereís my ďunusual attitudeĒ. I was changing...

Hereís my ďunusual attitudeĒ. I was changing light bulbs in the hangar up on a lift and had this perspective.
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,839
Posted By Planecrazy232
Welcome to the club. I used to fly with...

Welcome to the club. I used to fly with sunglasses and the readers on the tip of my nose. Gets old. I recently went to my optometrist and picked out a nice thin wire frame that would work comfortably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By Planecrazy232
No flying for me. Doing some maintenance that had...

No flying for me. Doing some maintenance that had been on my mind for a while. All FWF hoses pulled and sent to TS Flightlines to be duplicated with all fireproof assemblyís.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-17-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By Planecrazy232
The best slider mod you can do. Just try to get a...

The best slider mod you can do. Just try to get a small suitcase in the back without it...must have in my opinion.
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Planecrazy232
Use your empty weight and gross weight at both...

Use your empty weight and gross weight at both stations. Like this:

Btw mines an RV6A.
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,215
Posted By Planecrazy232
Wow

Just wow. I have about 480 hours behind my 2016 3 blade Catto on an RV6A and O360 in all kinds of weather. It is smooth as butter and almost still looks like the day it was put on. The rear sides...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Planecrazy232
Do this

Hereís my panel in the 6. I have a 625 that I send my flight plan to from the iPad. From there I donít touch it much, unless there is a reroute or loading a approach.
Having all the functionality of...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Planecrazy232
Oil temperature and Constant Speed

I recently changed my 3 blade Catto out for a 3 blade MT. I have never seen my oil temps above 190 for the past 500 hours. Iíve got one hour on the MT in phase one again, and Iím seeing oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,935
Posted By Planecrazy232
Here I am- I wish I took more photos and video...

Here I am- I wish I took more photos and video during this but I was on a different path at the time...

On my hollow crank, the rear plug (about 8" back from the front) looks like a freeze plug....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,935
Posted By Planecrazy232
Very easy on a fixed pitch without the rear plug...

Very easy on a fixed pitch without the rear plug in place. Agreed, I wouldnít remove the plug unless I had a compelling reason to do so, although itís been done successfully.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By Planecrazy232
What's the story on this? How long ago?

What's the story on this? How long ago?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,935
Posted By Planecrazy232
I thought I gave enough hints...:p I used my...

I thought I gave enough hints...:p I used my VA400 through the front of the crankshaft. (it helps to have a hollow crank).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,935
Posted By Planecrazy232
Cam inspection without pulling jugs

Iím working on converting my FP back to CS and while the crank plugs were out I figured Iíd give this a try. I was able to see all 6 lobes. This is a narrow deck O360.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By Planecrazy232
My 0360 has always done that on my G3XT. I...

My 0360 has always done that on my G3XT. I attribute it to the carb float opening and closing. Very rarely it is steady.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By Planecrazy232
Looks familiar!

Our second time ďoverĒ the Hudson. Crystal blue skies this day. ĎMERICA!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-02-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 238,477
Posted By Planecrazy232
From the Freedom Tower. Someone please fix my...

From the Freedom Tower. Someone please fix my sideways picture…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,987
Posted By Planecrazy232
Crystal blue skies in NYC. Amazing we get to do...

Crystal blue skies in NYC. Amazing we get to do this.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-16-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,132
Posted By Planecrazy232
We're flying in on the 22nd. Never too early!

We're flying in on the 22nd. Never too early!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,630
Posted By Planecrazy232
Not me. I donít have the time to build and I take...

Not me. I donít have the time to build and I take pride in ownership. If itís mine Iím treating it right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,699
Posted By Planecrazy232
Radar Gesture??

Checking weather over Oshkosh tonight and this image appears across the radar. Hope itís not a signÖ.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,279
Posted By Planecrazy232
Fuel flow

Scott,

What is your fuel flow on climb? I have the "Mooney Mod" also but I think I'm still slightly lean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Planecrazy232
Apparently not all of itÖ

Apparently not all of itÖ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Planecrazy232
The only thing that comes to mind is the oil...

The only thing that comes to mind is the oil cooler probably flows a lot of air and robs the #3 side of the engine. One thing I did not do before this is try blocking the oil cooler somewhat. You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Planecrazy232
Just so you don't go crazy, in my aircraft with...

Just so you don't go crazy, in my aircraft with multiple GDU's I am bluetooth connected to the main screen, and under "devices" in Foreflight I see "Connext".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Planecrazy232
Hot #3 fix

I can’t take credit for this, but I saw the idea at Sun N Fun this year sitting next to a prominent engine builder’s booth who endorsed the idea, so I tried it and it works! (See center divider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Planecrazy232
Where's the printed NOTAM for 2021??

Has anyone received the notam in the mail? I ordered early, and even more recently and have not seen one yet. I know as soon as I print it myself it will show up in the mail...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,202
Posted By Planecrazy232
I can play this game too..

I can play this game too..
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-21-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By Planecrazy232
Shipping services

Guys,

Don't forget about this service that is available.

https://www.eaa.org/airventure/plan-your-eaa-airventure-trip/guest-services/shipping-services

We shipped our tent, clothes, towels, queen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,855
Posted By Planecrazy232
Local news story with a good buddy and his...

Local news story with a good buddy and his Corgi's and RV9.

https://www.winknews.com/2021/06/20/the-flying-corgis-bring-smiles-wherever-they-go/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,407
Posted By Planecrazy232
Added SXM WeatherLink to my panel. Then a night...

Added SXM WeatherLink to my panel. Then a night flight for currency.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 158,990
Posted By Planecrazy232
The GTN is not powered during the backup power...

The GTN is not powered during the backup power situation, so does it matter?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Planecrazy232
Steve thatís exactly the information I needed....

Steve thatís exactly the information I needed. Thank you!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Planecrazy232
GDL39R to GDL52R questions

I know the "correct" answer to this, (read the instructions:rolleyes:) and G3Xpert has been helpful, but I could use some real world answers to these questions. I'm replacing my GDL39R with a GDL52R...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,025
Posted By Planecrazy232
Nice Job

5 days later and ready to fly. Great job!
Forum: RV-3 04-27-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,766
Posted By Planecrazy232
Where did these cracks occur and how much time on...

Where did these cracks occur and how much time on them? Pictures would be nice to see. Inquiring Catto owners would like to know...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-26-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Planecrazy232
Jesse Saint at X35 is close. (352)*427-0285

Jesse Saint at X35 is close. (352)*427-0285
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,540
Posted By Planecrazy232
I have a friend with an RV9 and IO320. He was...

I have a friend with an RV9 and IO320. He was getting oil at the front of #2 cylinder. Turned out to be the dipstick tube. Some crazy air currents going on around our engines.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,879
Posted By Planecrazy232
I had the one time a day "bang" on flap movement....

I had the one time a day "bang" on flap movement. Mine was the bushings on the actuator tube.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-15-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,206
Posted By Planecrazy232
So for anyone on the fence about homebuilt...

So for anyone on the fence about homebuilt camping at SNF put your worries aside. There is food and drink available, breakfast lunch and dinner at the homebuilt tent. The volunteers are doing a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,958
Posted By Planecrazy232
Here you...

Here you go:

https://www.aircraftextras.com/Handles1.htm
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,958
Posted By Planecrazy232
I just use a spare piece of carpet about 18" x...

I just use a spare piece of carpet about 18" x 18" on top of the seat. Step on it to get in and remove as you are lowering down. Throw it in the back. Reverse process on exit. *edit- Install an Anti...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Planecrazy232
I'm not a builder, but the gorilla in me says put...

I'm not a builder, but the gorilla in me says put the rod ends in the freezer and heat gun on the tube. I would think it would drop right in.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By Planecrazy232
This exact data is what I use for IFR. $448.00...

This exact data is what I use for IFR. $448.00 per year.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-28-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,206
Posted By Planecrazy232
The REAL question

Does anyone have any actual idea that there will be any home base of food and drinks at HBC? In the past the group there did a fantastic job with meals all day long. Any contact information?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,197
Posted By Planecrazy232
I'm in the same camp. I use my iPad and...

I'm in the same camp. I use my iPad and Foreflight for flight planning and initial flight plan upload. I have never used the internal GPS. All changes are made directly into the 625. Very simple as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,172
Posted By Planecrazy232
Thanks Mickey. It is complex but simple as you...

Thanks Mickey. It is complex but simple as you say. I built pieces as I went and it all came together nicely. I sure didnít have the big picture planned out. Iíll say I was pretty proud of myself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,172
Posted By Planecrazy232
Basically free

I found a Jazzy mobility chair down on the curb with flat tires and ripped seat, just waiting for a scrap guy to scoop it up. I knocked on the front door of the house and got clearance to take it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Planecrazy232
I donít recall any problems- it was a drop in...

I donít recall any problems- it was a drop in replacement.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Planecrazy232
I have a O360-A1D and replaced the pump with a...

I have a O360-A1D and replaced the pump with a Tempest AF15472 a few years and 300 hours ago. Working fine.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/05-02555.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By Planecrazy232
Great job Doug. Looks like that hat has put in a...

Great job Doug. Looks like that hat has put in a lot of time also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By Planecrazy232
Iíve done it this way on my 7Ē display. Touch one...

Iíve done it this way on my 7Ē display. Touch one place on screen to toggle to PFD. No wires to run.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-25-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,990
Posted By Planecrazy232
A good buddy and his Corgis.

A good buddy and his Corgis.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,580
Posted By Planecrazy232
I use about 1/3 carb heat at altitude during...

I use about 1/3 carb heat at altitude during cruise. I find it evens out my temps and allows me to lean past peak with my O-360 RV6.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,647
Posted By Planecrazy232
I'm on the side of stacking the screens next to...

I'm on the side of stacking the screens next to each other. Mine has the 10" and the 7" side by side and I find it comfortable to reach the GPS and autopilot controls. Start up switches on the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 27,691
Posted By Planecrazy232
All the time also

Very capable machines. This was last week at KAVL.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-07-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By Planecrazy232
RIP Chuck Yeager

On December 7th of all days. A legend in our lifetime.
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