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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,838
Posted By BASE1127
I'm having the same issue with my G5. It's off...

I'm having the same issue with my G5. It's off by about 90'. Is there really no way to calibrate the Kolsman window without doing a full static recalibration? Can you not just program an offset?
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By BASE1127
There should already be wires runing aft from the...

There should already be wires runing aft from the bus/panel to the tail for the lights, antennas, ELT, etc. You can probably just use the same holes. My wiring mostly runs through the sides of the...
Forum: California 02-05-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By BASE1127
****. I wish I had seen this thread this...

****. I wish I had seen this thread this morning. I would've pulled the -4 out of the hangar to join you all. It was such a nice day here on the coast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,999
Posted By BASE1127
I was surfing at Waddell beach (Las Trancas...

I was surfing at Waddell beach (Las Trancas Airport) and saw you two fly over. Small world.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By BASE1127
I knew VAF had the answer. Thanks all!

I knew VAF had the answer. Thanks all!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By BASE1127
Broken red plastic mixture knob :(

My 30 year old red plastic mixture knob finally cracked in two during startup today. Has this happened to anybody else? Does anybody know a source for this little guy? I can find the entire...
Forum: California 02-24-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,338
Posted By BASE1127
Application sent! I have been looking for this...

Application sent! I have been looking for this info every couple of weeks for a while. You might want to cross post this to the "Formation Flying" section of the forum as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 124,608
Posted By BASE1127
800hr RV-4 No cracks found.

800hr RV-4 No cracks found.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,732
Posted By BASE1127
I am getting ready to install a Lycoming straight...

I am getting ready to install a Lycoming straight oil filter adapter onto my O-320e2d and came across this thread. Is there any news or new developments on whether or not the plunger and spring...
Forum: Safety 12-21-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,330
Posted By BASE1127
I am very familiar with the way textiles like...

I am very familiar with the way textiles like Velcro age through use and exposure and if used correctly there is ample strength to do the job of securing an ELT to its bracket, which if designed...
Forum: Safety 12-18-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,330
Posted By BASE1127
This is a silly move on the FAA's part. A 2"...

This is a silly move on the FAA's part. A 2" square of velcro can support 175lb if seated properly. If you sandwich the velcro strap it can be made exponentially stronger. The solution should be...
Forum: California 11-20-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By BASE1127
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'll do my...

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'll do my best to make the next EAA meeting on the field and I'd love to catch up with the formation crowd. That'd give me an excuse to reinstall my smoke...
Forum: California 11-19-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By BASE1127
RV-4 owner just relocated to KWVI

Hi everybody! I relocated to the Bay Area with my wife a few weeks ago and just found time to go back to NC and fly my -4 to its new home on the ramp at KWVI. It seems like a really vibrant airport...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,556
Posted By BASE1127
Talking Thanks Joe! That's a big help. I'll try to track...

Thanks Joe! That's a big help. I'll try to track one down :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,556
Posted By BASE1127
RV-4 oil pressure sender part #?

Howdy VAF! My oil pressure sender on the vans gauge on my rv4 just crapped out and I need to get her back in the air ASAP. I can't find a part number on it. Does anybody know of an automotive...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,525
Posted By BASE1127
Did you rattle can the varnish as well?

Did you rattle can the varnish as well?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,525
Posted By BASE1127
Thanks for the tip! $3 a can for flat black...

Thanks for the tip! $3 a can for flat black sounds great. I've sprayed PPG/imron through a gun before, but if I can paint the tips with a rattle can, it'd sure make the job quicker and easier. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,525
Posted By BASE1127
Wood Prop Refinishing

It's about time to refinish my Pacesetter wood prop and I did a search to find out what varnish and paints folks were using. This will be my first attempt at refinishing, but from folks I've talked...
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,964
Posted By BASE1127
Do you have a 12 or 13 inch spinner on your -4? ...

Do you have a 12 or 13 inch spinner on your -4? I was looking at buying a WW ground adjustable prop about two years ago, but they only made a 13 inch spinner at the time and I need a 12.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-20-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,986
Posted By BASE1127
For what it's worth skydivers have been using...

For what it's worth skydivers have been using these things for a few years and I've never heard of one with the stock sticky pad coming off of somebody's helmet. Some people who don't want to use...
Forum: California 01-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,235
Posted By BASE1127
Thanks everybody!

Much thanks to everybody for the intel! I'll probably try to get a tie down at PAO or RHV for this summer and try to find a spot in a shared hangar if we end up making a permanent home in the Bay...
Forum: California 01-18-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,235
Posted By BASE1127
Moving to the Bay Area...

I'm following my wife to Mountainview where she has an internship this summer that will possibly lead to long term employment and a coast to coast move. I'm looking to base our RV-4 nearby, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,719
Posted By BASE1127
I buy from my local gas and oil distributor. ...

I buy from my local gas and oil distributor. They have pallats of every type of aviation oil stacked up in the warehouse. IIRC Phillips XC runs about $45/case and Aeroshell 15-50 runs about...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-10-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,355
Posted By BASE1127
P-Mag MAP plumbing question?

I'm installing a set of P-mags this weekend and I can't figure out the best way to plumb in my MAP tubes. My MP gauge uses a tiny (maybe 1/8'' OD) line connected to the primer port on the #1...
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,896
Posted By BASE1127
Spinner woes...

Does anybody out there running this prop have the old style cowl with the 12'' spinner? I was looking into the group buy this past winter, but at the time the Whirlwind folks weren't sure if it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,343
Posted By BASE1127
I took my first flying lesson in 1999 at age 16. ...

I took my first flying lesson in 1999 at age 16. I worked in a bike shop for $6/hr, so I quickly ran out of money just before I was able to solo. I decided to put flying on the backburner and work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,814
Posted By BASE1127
I'm planning a trip out to MRH (Beaufort) in the...

I'm planning a trip out to MRH (Beaufort) in the coming weeks. It's a quick hop from the Piedmont area and it really beats the four hour drive.
If you see a yellow -4 on the ramp, come say hello!
Forum: RV-4 06-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,085
Posted By BASE1127
Does anybody know if these are available? My...

Does anybody know if these are available? My knob is missing and I'd like to get a new one :D
Forum: RV-4 05-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,852
Posted By BASE1127
I know this has probably been discussed in one of...

I know this has probably been discussed in one of the other forums, but has anybody been burning mogas with ethanol for any statistically significant period of time? If so, was there any detrimental...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By BASE1127
Some of my sailplane friends turned me on to...

Some of my sailplane friends turned me on to EZdetailer. It's an emulsifier with carnuba wax that you spray on & wipe with a microfiber or terry towel. Let it dry for a minute, then wipe it off...
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By BASE1127
Is this the stock oil screen in the back of the...

Is this the stock oil screen in the back of the case between the left mag and the vacuum pump? If so, it's not too hard to service without removing anything. Does anybody know if there's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 1,391
Posted By BASE1127
The Dynon booth was buzzing with folks wanting to...

The Dynon booth was buzzing with folks wanting to push all of the buttons on the new Skyview. It really looks great & they're planning for some pretty nifty features such as radio/transponder...
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,086
Posted By BASE1127
I assume that the 7/16 bolts will still be...

I assume that the 7/16 bolts will still be available for those equipped with them, or will they all be changed to 1/2 inch? If so, I'd need a new spacer.
Forum: Safety 04-13-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,031
Posted By BASE1127
Just remember that skydivers will almost always...

Just remember that skydivers will almost always be within three miles (usually less) of that little parachute symbol and they will usually be found upwind. Avoiding these areas is a very small...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,031
Posted By BASE1127
Don't forget Lake Wales...

It's also important to point out the dropzone at Lake Wales (X07) is very active. It is a good area to avoid when traveling to and from LAL.

I've been a professional skydiver for a few years and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,121
Posted By BASE1127
Smile Hangar share

My RV is currently stuck on the ramp awaiting an overpriced slot in a hangar. Last week I tried to cram it into a hangar with a Waiex, but we couldn't make it work without employing some overly...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-27-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,864
Posted By BASE1127
I have used one and they're a phenomenal value. ...

I have used one and they're a phenomenal value. First and foremost the picture quality is great. They're very durable and shock, temperature and moisture resistant. The company also offers lots of...
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By BASE1127
Does anybody have the Whirlwind GA installed on...

Does anybody have the Whirlwind GA installed on an RV-4? I was just wondering what your impressions are, what pitch you're using, and what kind of performance you're seeing?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,859
Posted By BASE1127
Is is necessary to add some fuel lube to help...

Is is necessary to add some fuel lube to help prolong the seal?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By BASE1127
I am considering putting a Duckworks kit in the...

I am considering putting a Duckworks kit in the finished wing of my RV-4 with riveted on wingtips. I see that everyone installing them here is doing so with the wingtips off. Is it possible to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,048
Posted By BASE1127
I just switched my insurance from Avemco to AUA...

I just switched my insurance from Avemco to AUA and I was able to get better coverage at a much lower price. Definitely read every word of an insurance binder to the letter! Remember that insurance...
Forum: Midwest 01-19-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By BASE1127
Chicago Area Winter Jobs (aviation related?)

Hello All!

My fiance has recently started attending grad school at U of C and I'm toying with the idea of moving to Chicago full time. I know that there are lots of active RV'ers in the Chicago...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,804
Posted By BASE1127
180 Day Repack Cycle

Take note that the FAR http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgFar.nsf/FARSBySectLookup/105.43 (FAR 105.43) has changed and the Repack Cycle has been extended to 180 days. There was an...
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,906
Posted By BASE1127
My -4 also has the gascolator mounted inside of...

My -4 also has the gascolator mounted inside of the firewall. There is a small piece of tubing that goes through a small hole in the bottom skin so that it can be drained from outside during...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,724
Posted By BASE1127
Mine seems to be pretty well stuck in the...

Mine seems to be pretty well stuck in the "engaged" position. I managed to get the gear off of the business end, but after that it didn't seem to want to come apart.
Does anybody know a source (and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,724
Posted By BASE1127
Bendix issues

I was planning on taking my good friend's 8 year old son for an RV ride today. After an extensive pre flight and briefing, we strapped in & turned the key only to find the starter turning, but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,828
Posted By BASE1127
MX-5

I agree that the Miata is the RV of the two dimensional earth bound vehicle world. Below is a shot of the family 2006 MX-5. It's the only stock class autocross car that I've ever seen lift a front...
Forum: Southeast 10-01-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By BASE1127
Thanks for the info guys! I unfortunately won't...

Thanks for the info guys! I unfortunately won't be in Raleigh by friday in time for the EAA meeting, but hopefully I can make it to November's!
That was a really interesting piece about 5NC3. It...
Forum: Southeast 09-30-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By BASE1127
Raleigh area Hangar space?

Hello folks!
I'm looking for a spot to keep my RV-4 for the next few weeks/months around Raleigh, preferably at LHZ, Raleigh East, Ball, or Lake Ridge. Also, I'd love to meet up with some of the...
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