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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cth6
Fuel gauge

PM Sent. Thx
Forum: GPS 07-20-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Cth6
Options

I have shortened a few of those. Pretty easy if you are good with soldering. Most have stickers on the bottom that hide screws so you can separate them. One I had to heat a xacto knife to cut through...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By Cth6
Always deals at SNF and Osh.

Many of these companies were offering on line deals at SNF so I would bet you will see them at OSH. They reported it was easier to provide free shipping and not have to lug so much product to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Cth6
Clean up

Thanks all. Right now it is just cleaning up some older blow by to make sure it isnít leaking going forward. Will try the soap and brake clean.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-14-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Cth6
Exhaust Gasket Leak

At one time there was an exhaust gasket leak on two cylinders. The gaskets were replaced prior to my purchase. What is the best way to clean the white exhaust residue off the cylinder bottom so I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Cth6
Awesome. Thanks

Awesome. Thanks
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Cth6
Does anyone have the terminal part number for the...

Does anyone have the terminal part number for the PMAG (Distributor) side of the wires? Or vehicle type that will work?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Cth6
Test it first

Some things you may want to test first.

pull the gauge and run 12v across it. If it goes peg to peg, it may not be the gauge that is the issue.

Some gauges get sticky or hang in normal use. I have...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,487
Posted By Cth6
Lets us know what you find out from emag.

Lets us know what you find out from emag.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By Cth6
Video with a 1000 words

Great video. At SnF I asked the booth why donít you bring one that is right at the failure point so owners can see what is/isnít acceptable.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Cth6
Both. The AV-30 High goes to High on your audio...

Both. The AV-30 High goes to High on your audio selector/intercom. AV-30 Low goes to the low on your audio selector/intercom. Grounded the shield on the back of the audio selector.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By Cth6
Fast cooling

Well you could always do this.

https://youtu.be/HyYpTWTB-3Q

😁
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cth6
Close out

To close this one out, I ended up putting it in the inboard wing access panel. A bit of a PITA fishing it through the wing walk ribs, but it is installed. Thank you all for the perspectives.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,366
Posted By Cth6
There is a alternator shop on Washington Rd just...

There is a alternator shop on Washington Rd just west of I4 will adjust the output voltage on your “tractor’s” alternator if you need it higher than 14.2v.

As for the int/ext regulator debate, I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By Cth6
Headset holder

https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Foldable-Aluminum-Universal-APPHOME/dp/B08JJ15GST/ref=pd_cart_vw_crc_2_1/131-0815278-8009002?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B08JJ15GST&pd_rd_r=1fd28df3-2642-413d-9eed-6e7defe7...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cth6
OAT in Wing Root

For the people that placed there OAT inside of the wing root, does anyone have any pictures that they can share? Installing one this weekend in a 9 to the back of an AV-30.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Cth6
Thanks! Saved me a trip to the airport. Not that...

Thanks! Saved me a trip to the airport. Not that going there is so bad.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Cth6
Thanks! It does.

Thanks! It does.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Cth6
F-768B-R Thickness

I am not at the airport, but does anyone know the thickness of the sub panel on a tip up?

Thx
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,134
Posted By Cth6
Oops

Whatever tool you use, write your measurements down somewhere as soon as you take them. That when you leave your paint stick at the pump one day you can make a new one without measuring again. Dont...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-17-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By Cth6
Mid-Continent Turn Coordinator

Looking for guidance on adjusting my TC. When the aircraft is leveled, the ball is not centered. It does move freely during normal operations. I looked for an install manual and could not find one....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Cth6
AV-30 Questions

Anyone flying an AV-30 and find value in the audio alerts? All of the videos make them sound muddled.

Is the Synthetic AoA usable on approach (fly the single tone) or is more of a stall warning...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-05-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Paradise City

Stop by Paradise City (the grass field) a bunch of folks from X04 are volunteering over there a few of them are RV owners/builders. I will be on the flight line every morning, but planning on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-04-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Beautiful evening with flight over Magic Kingdom,...

Beautiful evening with flight over Magic Kingdom, today looks much the same. Should be a great start to the week in LAL.
Forum: COMM 04-02-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Cth6
Emergency Handheld Antenna

I have what appears to be an antenna switch like the KX99A that takes your comm antenna and allows a handheld to use the main comm antenna in the case of an emergency. The handheld is connected via...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Cth6
Reweigh

I agree that your best course to to re weigh the aircraft. If you order the CD from the FAA that lists all of the records one of them will be the W&B that was used to get the airworthiness. If...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-31-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
As for FL weather, once the weather stays in the...

As for FL weather, once the weather stays in the 80s you are generally hard pressed to find a weather report that won’t show 80% chance of rain in central FL. These are the isolated afternoon pop up...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
GAP (General Parking), HB (Homebuilt Parking) or...

GAP (General Parking), HB (Homebuilt Parking) or P (Paradise City LSA) for day parking. Sorry cant comment on the best time to spin up for HB or GAP. With P it is right after the airshow due to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Cth6
No need to carry a spare if you are in driving...

No need to carry a spare if you are in driving distance to an autopart store. 14684 is spot on. Didnít have it in stock, but was there by 2 pm same day.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cth6
Not sure how you are plumbed, I would surmise the...

Not sure how you are plumbed, I would surmise the time you ran the engine to validate the engine pump is pushing 5PSI, you purged any air in the line. My facet pump makes a ton of noise when it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cth6
I would test with a mechanical gauge first. I...

I would test with a mechanical gauge first. I was dealing with very low fuel pressure readings on the RV when I purchased it. Put a mechanical gauge on it and found the sender was going bad. $35...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,419
Posted By Cth6
Stratus Insight

Just got my EAA renewal in the mail a few minutes ago. (BTW Rates go up in April or May so great time to renew)

There is a 30% discount on Stratus Insight EFB. eaa.org/EFB

I haven't used it but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,389
Posted By Cth6
Word of mouth

I found my RV though someone who knew someone.... It was not on the market.

Fast forward 12 months I was doing my condition inspection and people at the airport would stop in and chat. After...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Everyone is always entitled to their opinions. ...

Everyone is always entitled to their opinions.

I have no input on to how ACE is run but I have seen what they have done to get youth into both the air and mechanic side of aviation. If you goto...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,419
Posted By Cth6
I have iFlyGPS because the plane has a iFly 740...

I have iFlyGPS because the plane has a iFly 740 GPS. I never use the EFB on my iPad or phone as it has its quirks that limit its usefulness. Company has been promising a new version for over a year...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-22-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Cth6
Homestead

I know it is a bit out of Miami, but did you call Homestead. Last time I was there quite a few open hangars. Unlike Boca Chica, they are still friendly to POVs.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-16-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
NOTAM is out

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/domesticnotices/dom22009_air.html?fbclid=IwAR3jA_uve1y1V0vE09WIhQQshsYTbKNqEeZGmXXFQx0ipSbDJ8jIkS4glEg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Cth6
No RTV?

I know the Vans instructions changed from RTV to using tank sealant to fill the gap in the cut. Any cost effective fuel proof elastomeric solutions aside from spending $75 on a small tube of pro seal?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-13-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Not sure what year you were here, but homebuilt...

Not sure what year you were here, but homebuilt is infront of NOAA off of Echo. Depending on the winds it can be a great short taxi or a rather long one. Good news almost 100% of the taxi on asphalt....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-13-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
KGIF or the fuel jugs down to WaWa are your only...

KGIF or the fuel jugs down to WaWa are your only close by options.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-13-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
We will probably see one or two showers during...

We will probably see one or two showers during sunínífun, its liquid sunshine. Most of the airport is sandy soil. While the water may pool for 30 mins or so post shower, it percolates very quickly....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Cth6
E-3260 Air Filter

I am replacing my K&N filter, calls for the E-3260. Any better options that will fit around the bump with out hacking up the filter or modifying the FAB?

Or should I just go grab my RTV and start...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Hit or miss. If we have been dry for a few days,...

Hit or miss. If we have been dry for a few days, their mounds are easy to spot and easy to kill. Many of the campground hosts will treat the big mounts. If we have had a bunch of rain, they make...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Unless something changes this year.... Very...

Unless something changes this year....

Very limited AC power in the camping areas (Well unless you are a volunteer :D ) There were some electrical poles in the camping area, but they are normally...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
To Steve's defense. We were all told to be...

To Steve's defense. We were all told to be flexible, there will be changes as they navigate through the details. Which is probably why the NOTAM has not been published yet. My .02 is keep checking...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
The current FAQ answer is what I recall being...

The current FAQ answer is what I recall being communicated out at the meeting. Steve, did you hear anything differently?

BICYCLES & PERSONAL GOLF CARTS are allowed in campground only. No access to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
To add to Steve’s comment. You will be made to...

To add to Steve’s comment.

You will be made to purchase tie downs if you didn't bring them or if they are not of the approved type. Basically no dog screw type. A local EAA chapter does the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-09-2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,092
Posted By Cth6
As I read it, yes this allows a single navigation...

As I read it, yes this allows a single navigation system, but your instrument rating still requires 2 Non Precision and one Precision approach. It further clarifies that a PAR is considered a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-07-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
Update from Chairman's Meeting

Basically it is going to be a busy week at Sun n Fun.

The FAA Hangar will be closed again this year.

Gene Conrad will be taking over from Lites as the new CEO on the 10th of April.

Ticket sales...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-05-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,814
Posted By Cth6
There are changes afoot this year. Some were...

There are changes afoot this year. Some were tested at the holiday event in Dec. The division chair meeting is tomorrow and we should hear what they are then. But we were told already to expect them....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,103
Posted By Cth6
Flight Schools

You may want to check local flight schools. We have a few schools that do nothing but training in LSAs. I know some of the CFIs have provided instruction in 12s and helped transition a few pilots.
Forum: GPS 01-31-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By Cth6
I would not hold your breath. They have been...

I would not hold your breath. They have been saying it is coming since Osh last year. Still not out to the beta testers yet.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Cth6
Braided Brake Lines

Replacing the gear leg brake lines with braided ones from Tom at TS FlightLines after battling a leak due to flare cracks. Stock Cleveland set up with gear leg stiffeners installed. Did the stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,374
Posted By Cth6
2021 flight tracks

I need to spread my wings more this year.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-15-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,341
Posted By Cth6
I went the easy route. I had a dual USB adapter...

I went the easy route. I had a dual USB adapter in my car and moved it to the airplane. It worked like a champ, so I bought another for the airplane. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By Cth6
Ironically I had a very similar experience 3...

Ironically I had a very similar experience 3 months after owning my RV. Ran perfect up until one mag check.

Ran great on the P-Mag and shuttered on the Bendix. CHT/EGTs were not mapping like they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
Close out

Just to close the issue out. I removed the oil pressure relief assembly. While it was relatively clean, the ball bearing had some scoring, most likely from the interface with the spring as well as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
Thanks Tim. I didnt realize that there would...

Thanks Tim. I didnt realize that there would still be some flow. I thought that below the set temp the vernatherm closed down tight. I have a laundry list of things to check this weekend.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
My understanding is the only difference between...

My understanding is the only difference between the 48108 and 48110 filter is one has a male thread and one is female. My adapter was designed for the 108 or 109 female threaded filters.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
I agree with you Larry. The only reason I am...

I agree with you Larry. The only reason I am even looking at the vernatherm is that the oil cooler shutters are making a difference even before it gets up to 170 degrees or so. I am surmising that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
No, but let me explain my logic. At the...

No, but let me explain my logic. At the temperatures I am seeing in the engine (150F) the difference in viscosity between 20W-50 and 100W is negligible. If anything, the 20W-50 is less viscous at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
Great call out Tom. The pressure relief...

Great call out Tom. The pressure relief completely slipped my mind.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cth6
O-320-E2C Oil Pressure

I wanted to solicit to see if anyone has crossed this bridge already with low oil pressure when temps are cooler.

O-320-E2C - Carbed / Mogas
Normal Oil Temps at cruise 170-180F
Normal Oil Pressure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Cth6
myflightbook

I use MyFlightBook to track my aircraft maintenance. Yes, I know it is a logbook primarily. I have set up calendar alerts as well as hour (hobbs) based alerts to track maintenance. I get alerts on...
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