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Forum: Steam Gauges 11-17-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,182
Posted By dougmattson
Has anybody tried putting a rivet like a static...

Has anybody tried putting a rivet like a static port in the wing at a 45 degree angle for the AOA?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By dougmattson
EAA meeting program was a talk from a guy working...

EAA meeting program was a talk from a guy working on SR71's in Tonopah. He told the story of hiring midgets to seal inside the fuel tanks. One of the perks of the job was all they could eat at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,487
Posted By dougmattson
I apologize for the thread drift. I failed to put...

I apologize for the thread drift. I failed to put any sealant on the rear of my slider canopy between the glass and the metal skirt. Is there anything that will work to seal it now?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127
Posted By dougmattson
I have a o320 in a 9a and block off the back in...

I have a o320 in a 9a and block off the back in addition to the shutter in the front. It works ok and allows you to still control the heat with the shutter.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By dougmattson
Screw starters are handy for tasks like this

Screw starters are handy for tasks like this
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,900
Posted By dougmattson
I used that for awhile before I installed a...

I used that for awhile before I installed a avionic echo. The y cable never worked and the radio ran of the tablet battery. It worked fine for about 3 hours on a nexus 7.
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,879
Posted By dougmattson
I am using avare on a Samsung tablet and have...

I am using avare on a Samsung tablet and have been experiencing disconnect problems also. They just started the last couple of weeks on flights lasting over an hour.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By dougmattson
After draining the oil I run the main gear wheels...

After draining the oil I run the main gear wheels up on a couple of 2x4's on my 9a. gives enough tilt to keep the left over oil from running out the screen. Or you could let the air out of the front...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By dougmattson
I wonder if anyone has tried it anyway. There...

I wonder if anyone has tried it anyway. There were a couple of guys on the dynon forums that seemed close a couple of years ago. I have tried to contact them but no response yet.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By dougmattson
I was thinking that the mini x was able to enter...

I was thinking that the mini x was able to enter a flight plan but I don't know for sure. But I got his reply for GRT
"The Dynon units will not accept GPS data from our systems."

I bought the 2000c...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By dougmattson
GRT Mini X gps to Dynon D100

I am using a Lowrance 2000c to provide gps data to the D100 for the autopilot. Is anyone using a GRT Mini X to do this?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By dougmattson
I have the exact same setup. I am using standard...

I have the exact same setup. I am using standard a curve timed at tdc. It seems to be working fine.
Forum: Reviews 09-25-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,003
Posted By dougmattson
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/
Forum: Reviews 09-25-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,003
Posted By dougmattson
RV plastic parts

Amanda Melton does a good job of standing behind her products.
(mods would you move this to reviews)
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,175
Posted By dougmattson
I guess I was just trying to point out that if...

I guess I was just trying to point out that if you wanted to kill the power to your bus and motor in case things were going south you would have to remember in addition to shutting off the master...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,175
Posted By dougmattson
If the engine is running shutting off both...

If the engine is running shutting off both masters will not power down the bus. The alt will continue to supply power until the field switch is also opened.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By dougmattson
I think the piece shown with the pin sticking in...

I think the piece shown with the pin sticking in it still has to come apart. Usually have to stick in the female part to hold it while unscrewing it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,637
Posted By dougmattson
towbar

Take a look at the last post here.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=101065&highlight=towbar&page=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By dougmattson
Need a junk ICOM A200

Anyone have a junk radio? I need the freq tuning dial. Mine will only change the freq and presets one direction. Thanks
Forum: Reviews 11-17-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,091
Posted By dougmattson
Just received the exit bar and oil cooler...

Just received the exit bar and oil cooler shutter. Both were very nice. The service from ANTISPLATAERO is top notch.
Forum: Reviews 08-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,091
Posted By dougmattson
Have to add to this thread. Had a problem and in...

Have to add to this thread. Had a problem and in about 10 seconds after explaining it to anti-splat over the phone had a new part coming by express mail. And it was not even their fault. Excellent...
Forum: Midwest 07-16-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By dougmattson
I have a hangar there. It is pretty quiet but...

I have a hangar there. It is pretty quiet but they have a car and a mechanic on the field. It is handy to my place on the 8mm of the Gravois arm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,816
Posted By dougmattson
Hard wired

I have a 327 and a dynon D100 hard wired to the echo. No sniffing. Works fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,479
Posted By dougmattson
Airsick

My Dad was a B26 pilot in WWII. He said he had a problem with air sickness during training. In fact he had one last chance and if he got sick again he would be washed out. I asked what happened. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,978
Posted By dougmattson
red cube

On my O-320 the red cube is between the pumps and the carb. If the flow drops below about 6 gpm the numbers will walk up and down about a gal. If I run it so the flow is above 7 it gets a lot...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By dougmattson
grt fuel level

Thanks for the suggestion Carl. I do have the senders grounded. I don't think a ground problem would be likely to affect both tank level readings at the same time and then both be cleared from...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By dougmattson
grt fuel level

Pretty much. When mine happens it is usually a few minutes after takeoff. I cycle power and it stays correct after that. I was going to put a meter on the excitation voltage like was suggested but I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-20-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By dougmattson
grt fuel level

I am having the exact same problem. See this thread
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119409

After this I sent the instrument back to get it checked and they could not find...
Forum: Midwest 11-13-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By dougmattson
ride

pm sent about ride
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,889
Posted By dougmattson
I put the 14 mod in first and then hit the canopy...

I put the 14 mod in first and then hit the canopy getting in and out. The super track fixed that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By dougmattson
I installed the 14 mod first then needed the...

I installed the 14 mod first then needed the slider mod to get in and out easy. Works gtreat except I tend to sit on the top of the seat back and slide down. Now I have worn a hole in the top of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,497
Posted By dougmattson
When I reduce power prior to entering the pattern...

When I reduce power prior to entering the pattern I sometimes get a exhaust smell in my rv9a.
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,328
Posted By dougmattson
Will a IFR gps from GRT be next?

Will a IFR gps from GRT be next?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By dougmattson
Same thing with GRT 4000

I have a couple of problems with my EIS4000. Both fuel gauges will occasionally read about half what they should. This happens about every third flight. They start out ok then change all at once. I...
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By dougmattson
You do receive direct from anyone with adsb out....

You do receive direct from anyone with adsb out. But only on the freq of your receiver. Weather is on 978 with any repeated traffic from the ground. A lot of adsb out planes are on 1090. Avare will...
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By dougmattson
I bought this radio a year ago ...

I bought this radio a year ago
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB2-0-Digital-DVB-T-SDR-DAB-FM-HDTV-TV-Tuner-Receiver-Stick-RTL2832U-R820T2-FC0-/221921993931?hash=item33ab94e4cb:g:JooAAOSwo6lWQbYC
and have...
Forum: ADS-B 11-30-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By dougmattson
You know with the purchase of a $8 radio and a...

You know with the purchase of a $8 radio and a $2.50 app Avare has adsb in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,593
Posted By dougmattson
Last week I started having GPS problems with my...

Last week I started having GPS problems with my 2012 nexus 7 also. I ended up rebooting several times to make it work . I was in Wisconsin at the time.
Forum: Midwest 09-07-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,541
Posted By dougmattson
Of course it's pretty. It is Iowa.

Of course it's pretty. It is Iowa.
Forum: Reviews 12-27-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,010
Posted By dougmattson
The Anti-splat separator works great without...

The Anti-splat separator works great without exhaust pipe connection. Still keeps a clean belly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,908
Posted By dougmattson
These guys did mine for $4700 for a plain white...

These guys did mine for $4700 for a plain white Imron.
Woodlake Aircraft Refinishing, Inc.
850 Piper Way
Sandwich Airport
Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Phone 815-786-2538 Fax: 815-786-9004...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,796
Posted By dougmattson
The items we haven't done are (a) blocking the...

The items we haven't done are (a) blocking the gap between the cylinders
Have you done this yet? It seems to me this would help a lot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By dougmattson
I have replaced the connector in the rack along...

I have replaced the connector in the rack along with everything else in the rf line.
I have tried a different atc tower also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By dougmattson
Thanks for the ideas and I will follow up on...

Thanks for the ideas and I will follow up on them. But all coax, connectors and antenna has been replaced.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By dougmattson
Yes. But why did it not work when I put a...

Yes. But why did it not work when I put a different transponder in? The current setup worked for three years but could something in the rf transmission line cause this shift?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By dougmattson
I have swapped transponders and replaced leads...

I have swapped transponders and replaced leads and antennas. Also antenna is grounded.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By dougmattson
Tower cannot see my KT76A

I have been using this transponder for about three years when the tower now says they cannot see it. I have had it benched checked and the power adjusted to 200 watts. It outputted all the mode a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-22-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By dougmattson
Yes to all of Bills questions. The harness was...

Yes to all of Bills questions. The harness was furnished by pmag. Grounded the p lead to test. Grounded pmag to engine case.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-22-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By dougmattson
rpm drop with single pmag

I installed one pmag on the right side of a O-320. I get the same rpm drop on each side with the pmag and slick. About 60 rpm from 1800. The idle is rough on either side also but smooths out with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,681
Posted By dougmattson
I put one in the wingtip on my rv9a. Flew it for...

I put one in the wingtip on my rv9a. Flew it for a half hour and it would only light the dim setting. After a couple of tries it quit completely.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,596
Posted By dougmattson
Oddessy batteries have a 2 year warranty.

Oddessy batteries have a 2 year warranty.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,596
Posted By dougmattson
I sent mine back to Bohannon battery. They...

I sent mine back to Bohannon battery. They confirmed it was not any good and sent me another one. In the mean time I borrowed one from another rv'er here. It was a 2010. He changes batteries every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,863
Posted By dougmattson
Make sure the gsm frequency is compatible for the...

Make sure the gsm frequency is compatible for the us. It seems most of the cheap switches only work in other countries. I could not see in the description what freq this uses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,863
Posted By dougmattson
I use an ATT card in mine. Works fine but is more...

I use an ATT card in mine. Works fine but is more expensive than T-Mobile which does not work in my area.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By dougmattson
Yes. I am guessing it's the power supply.

Yes. I am guessing it's the power supply.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By dougmattson
I am using the power from the instrument. Pretty...

I am using the power from the instrument. Pretty sure if I cycle power to it and it reads correctly its not the wiring. That was the first thing I checked.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By dougmattson
Both tank indicators are affected the same way....

Both tank indicators are affected the same way. Cycling power fixes them. I believe that points to the instrument.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By dougmattson
I have trouble with my fuel level readings also....

I have trouble with my fuel level readings also. About every other time I fly the levels will read about a third of what they should. This happens after the engine is running. Sometimes on taxi other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,070
Posted By dougmattson
I attached an aluminum strip to the gas cap....

I attached an aluminum strip to the gas cap. Marked with drilled holes for 6 gallons on up. Works good, Got the idea from this forum a few years ago.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,596
Posted By dougmattson
I purchased my pc680 in April of 13. Worked great...

I purchased my pc680 in April of 13. Worked great in my 9a with a O320 till today. No warning just refused to spin the prop. Voltmeter showed 12.3 volts before I used the starter and then 11.4...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,447
Posted By dougmattson
Larry Conway of Aircraft Engine Resources in...

Larry Conway of Aircraft Engine Resources in Brighton IA Put my engine together. He is more than willing to let you watch and help while explaining everything.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,569
Posted By dougmattson
My pedals also buzz. It showed up after I...

My pedals also buzz. It showed up after I balanced the prop and changed to a Matco front axle. Unfortunately I did both at the same time. I had the prop re-balanced and the numbers came out good. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,100
Posted By dougmattson
I replaced the roller to canopy screws with hitch...

I replaced the roller to canopy screws with hitch pins and spring clips. After pulling the pins just slide the canopy off the center track. It's a little bit of a reach from the ground to put it back...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,522
Posted By dougmattson
Must take a big frying pan to cook them manatees.

Must take a big frying pan to cook them manatees.
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