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Forum: Florida (Central) 11-30-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By pilotkms
Yep, allows accountants to be employed and make...

Yep, allows accountants to be employed and make enough money to build and fly an RV. Iím guilty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By pilotkms
RVs fly midweek too

The last time I saw Garyís 6 it was being trailered away from KPXE on its way home to NC25. He had a small incident in September of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By pilotkms
I elected to keep my plane lite. Only used one of...

I elected to keep my plane lite. Only used one of those push button releases.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By pilotkms
$$$

Quit being CHEAP Butch and just get the GPS model.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By pilotkms
I put mine here. But no holes in spar pass thru....

I put mine here. But no holes in spar pass thru. I made an aluminum plate same size. Put 4 countersunk screws with spacers for mounting the controller to the plate. Then 3M Velcro the plate to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By pilotkms
Renewed every year. Updated every month - no...

Renewed every year. Updated every month - no problems. Not a lifetime, just annual subscriber. Works for me & my Skyview
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,326
Posted By pilotkms
Flew loose formation up to Blairsville GA KDZJ . ...

Flew loose formation up to Blairsville GA KDZJ . Tim Goddard in the 8 and Mike Beasley in the LongEZ. Lunch, where else - the Aviators Cafe. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,018
Posted By pilotkms
Cummins ???

U may want to see if Cummins is still making these. I bought mine 5+ years ago. Recent posts here on VAF seem to indicate that Cummins has gone silent. Maybe someone can advise latest info ??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By pilotkms
Velcro

Put a piece of Velcro on the side of a fuel sampler. Also a piece in a convenient, out of the way but EZ to get to spot in the cabin. Saves u from digging in pockets or baggage areas for it. Did...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By pilotkms
CHT /EGT Connectors

Search for this post I did back in Dec 2018 > Erratic CHT and/or EGT ?
I now have almost 800 hours and the Omegas resolved my problems for almost 3 years now. Highly recommend them. Details are in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By pilotkms
Alternator output data, 60amp

Recently switched from PlanePower to B&C Alternator. I have years of Engine data history for my PP flites. Looking for Engine data for those with B&C, specifically AMP data. Would appreciate...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By pilotkms
KIER

No knowledge of your 2. But I did spend the nite at This airport, pronounced Nak-a-tish, 33miles NW of KAEX a few years ago. FF comments indicate still good. Cheap gas, no fees and great service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 10,685
Posted By pilotkms
Parked at Cedar Key KCDK Florida

Just one of our lunch destinations last week. Along with 6A flyer Butch. The RV is perfect as a breakfast or lunch traveler. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,400
Posted By pilotkms
Great flying wx in the East

Flew with Butch to Knoxville on Friday. Then to TripleTree on Saturday.

https://i.postimg.cc/94FGNNTV/04-C00593-ED4-D-4669-A00-D-2-BECD9-B061-B1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/94FGNNTV) ...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-17-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By pilotkms
Just a contrarian

Donít have it. Donít want it. I like how the standard build limits baggage to a size that goes in & out easily. NO suitcases. Small duffel bags only. Keep it light.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By pilotkms
Yes 5.22. I wired per figure 1. Just 2 switches...

Yes 5.22. I wired per figure 1. Just 2 switches that remove power totally from each Pmag. I test rpm drop with these switches at runup. And test the self-powered feature by cutting power on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By pilotkms
I have switches

I use the VPX to test for self power. But I have 2 switches that I use for testing mag drop of each at runup. Works for me. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By pilotkms
Chadís reply

There is a push-tab on the top side of the connector that you push down and then pull the connector from the VPX. Should be able to do it by feel. The bottom of the connector is smooth, and the top...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By pilotkms
Instruction manual is useless for removing the...

Instruction manual is useless for removing the power connectors from the VPX body. Have emailed Chad for the secret. Will post here for future searches.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By pilotkms
VPX Pro

I need to change a power wire in my VPX. Installed the VPX 5 years ago so canít recall the trick to unlock the connector to allow removal. Instructions do not address removal of connector from VPX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By pilotkms
DONT RENT!!

If the $$$ bother u, donít rent any plane. Spend your time building and u will get it done quicker. I know several ďbuildersĒ that bought other planes to fly during their build. Over 14 years...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-09-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,129
Posted By pilotkms
No need to buy special screw drivers for those...

No need to buy special screw drivers for those little screws. Take a piece of Stainless Steel hinge pin about a foot long. Grind a screwdriver tip on one end and bend 90 deg on the other end. Makes...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,129
Posted By pilotkms
Search for PMAG

Then read the post by Walt.
U have Pmags. They require periodic inspection as detailed in Walts post and the manual.
Are ya going to buy 2 gaskets, or more?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By pilotkms
Try https://victorygirl.com/ for a comparison. ...

Try https://victorygirl.com/ for a comparison. She did my tail.
She’s on the field at Cable Airport KCCB.
Forum: Safety 07-26-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
Posted By pilotkms
10 minutes to Catastrophe

I was visiting my local A&Ps shop today. He had a 172 in for maintenance and showed me what he discovered, unrelated to the work he was to perform....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-25-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By pilotkms
I left it on and used a soldering iron to remove...

I left it on and used a soldering iron to remove along rivet lines. Biggest waste of time in my opinion. When I took it to paint, they messed up all that Unscratched surface so the paint would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By pilotkms
Why I love my Slider Latching handle

This pix is from a YT post of a different type aircraft. Seconds after liftoff the canopy blew open and shattered. To the STUDENT PILOTíS credit, he kept his cool and landed straight ahead, in a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,062
Posted By pilotkms
Good to hear a new builder isnít having the...

Good to hear a new builder isnít having the problems of those above. I did mine on a Saturday morning with the help of a non-aviation friend as wing-wiggler. Done before lunch. (Before any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,549
Posted By pilotkms
Have u looked at the customer pictures in the...

Have u looked at the customer pictures in the EFII website?
This is my photo that is in Roberts website. Very low profile. Filters in wing roots. Similar to pix above. No gascolators. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,208
Posted By pilotkms
I built mine with all McFarlane cables. 700+...

I built mine with all McFarlane cables. 700+ hours and same as new. All custom lengths. Happy I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,542
Posted By pilotkms
According to todayís AvWeb article, a quote they...

According to todayís AvWeb article, a quote they attribute to AOPA states, ďÖ it could take months or years to process the thousands of applications that will flood the agencyĒ.

More hysteria Ö.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,542
Posted By pilotkms
1 Week

Sent in my request monday 7/12. No template, just the email with the info requested for OWNER.
Received their receipt confirmation by return email same day.
Received my LODA this morning 7/19...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,392
Posted By pilotkms
Another data point. Similar setup....

Another data point.
Similar setup. Lycoming/Aerosport IO360. Precision Airmotive FI. Dual Pmags - retarded 1 tooth from TDC. My fuel pressure, engine driven pump constant 25-27psi. With boost...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By pilotkms
I have similar 2011 PP-60. No problem getting the...

I have similar 2011 PP-60. No problem getting the screws out. I changed the module at 600 hours, just in an effort to prolong it since itís been running good so far. Didnít care how much brush was...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By pilotkms
Kamloops Canada

Why not ask the companies that build em. Bought mine from these guys based on many satisfied RVírs. They build em. Rebuild em. Have a great warranty. Doubt they want to fix em on their warranty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,599
Posted By pilotkms
Tail #s ??

How bout some tail #s and a picture or 2 ? Or are u Earlís brother?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By pilotkms
This help ??...

This help ??
https://i.postimg.cc/F7GhmvZf/200-F9-A41-67-D2-468-B-8-C7-F-E30-A84804629.jpg (https://postimg.cc/F7GhmvZf) https://i.postimg.cc/PCxT573S/2486-E6-BD-6-C95-4991-91-BB-C650-B2-E535-E5.jpg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By pilotkms
Out of the way

But EZ to see AND get to if ever needed.

https://i.postimg.cc/Fd7rHJqw/727630-FE-1-EBD-4-D08-9-BEB-2-E9-A8-B00-B989.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Fd7rHJqw)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-18-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By pilotkms
UN-authorized RV FlyIn KFYE

(Near Memphis)
Weather has been great east of the Mississippi. So gotta fly. Did some local flying but Thursday was special. Having attended the organized flyin on May 1 at Somerville/Fayette...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,293
Posted By pilotkms
I used these. From the big A. Theyíre hard...

I used these. From the big A. Theyíre hard rubber. I cut the raised portions down so as to not have the ďflat tire damaged wheel pantĒ issue all have mentioned. Works fine. Plane ends up in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,613
Posted By pilotkms
Moved mine twice. Used a commercial tilt, flat...

Moved mine twice. Used a commercial tilt, flat bed both times. Like Kyle says, only held the landing gear stationary. Let the gear do itís job. Itíll flex for anything the truck rolls over. Mine...
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By pilotkms
As u can see, time savings isnít what most are...

As u can see, time savings isnít what most are after. Itís all the other benefits.
I have a 7A. The only thing Iíd do different is mount it in a place more convenient to access the connectors on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By pilotkms
No expert

But i Sika-Flexed, like many others, my slider over 5 years and 700 flying hours ago. I used the Sika 205 Activator and the Sika 209 D Primer. ALL Sika brand. Flew this morning - it didnt fly off...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By pilotkms
I used the local EAA chapterís UNcertified scales...

I used the local EAA chapterís UNcertified scales for my initial Airworthiness Inspection. 1213 lbs. Then got it painted. Then weighed it by local A&P with CERTIFIED scales. 1180 lbs. 33 lbs...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,400
Posted By pilotkms
$$$$$$$

And if money is a big driver (it appears it is) u may want to consider a 7 or a 9. Lots of airplane for a lot less price.
And insurance - saw where someone here on VAF is selling their RV after...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,256
Posted By pilotkms
Near 20 years off for me. 5 hours of Transition...

Near 20 years off for me. 5 hours of Transition training in Ruevanís similar 7A. He said I was ready. I didnít feel ready. Went back to San Diego and did another 5 hours with Ruevan. Thatís what...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By pilotkms
Do what Johnyb says. Youíre gonna make a lot...

Do what Johnyb says. Youíre gonna make a lot more mistakes. Get ready for them.
Forum: Reviews 05-18-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,845
Posted By pilotkms
In addition to the hardware mentioned above, I...

In addition to the hardware mentioned above, I had Allan do his nosewheel bearing mod during my build years ago. I just replaced my nosewheel tire and wanted it trued & balanced, like he had done on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By pilotkms
Search???

Read responses to this thread :
Chasing a vibration at cruise RPMs
Lots of ideas.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By pilotkms
Make em like u want em. Sides are just angle. ...

Make em like u want em. Sides are just angle. Top, middle is 2 angles riveted together, with large finger hole. Smoothed for aerodynamics. EZ for any builder....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By pilotkms
Based on your pictures, looks like u put them in...

Based on your pictures, looks like u put them in upside down. ?
I donít recall them being that difficult.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By pilotkms
I chased a vibe for MANY hours. It developed at...

I chased a vibe for MANY hours. It developed at 500 hours of TT, after I leveled off at cruise altitude. The first time I returned to base rather than continue on to my destination in NC.
I...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,939
Posted By pilotkms
Saw several RVs painted at ArtCraft while...

Saw several RVs painted at ArtCraft while building in SoCal. After moving to GA, flew mine back for them to paint it. On schedule and best price from FL to CA. Have received many compliments. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,105
Posted By pilotkms
I change my pads at every CI. I fly almost 200...

I change my pads at every CI. I fly almost 200 hours a year. Rarely have I used 1/2 the pads. I use the Matco reline service. $35. Cheap insurance. No desire to get stuck in the far off places...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-27-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By pilotkms
McFarlane +

Not sure about your issue, but I ordered each of mine with special lengths. I recall that they have an order form that specifies dimensions for both ends and the type of attachment. Very detailed. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,337
Posted By pilotkms
EFII

I installed the Andair pump during my build. It made so much noise no way was I going to fly with it. It wouldnít have needed a ďPump OnĒ lite.
Returned it and bought the EFII boost pump. Quiet...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By pilotkms
See this -...

See this - https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=128251
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,836
Posted By pilotkms
Final Fit

When u get the snorkel figured out, 3 suggestions that have worked well for me, 600+hours.
1 - install nutplates to attach the air dams in front of the cylinders. May or may not need to change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By pilotkms
+1 FlyLeds. I did the same upgrade, install last...

+1 FlyLeds.
I did the same upgrade, install last CI. Straight forward and Paul replies quickly to any questions during install. Heís a VAF supporter, on the Home page on the left. And great price.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,034
Posted By pilotkms
Challenger oil filter - yep. Iím in to the...

Challenger oil filter - yep. Iím in to the ďfreeĒ territory on mine. Plus ez To see debris and to clean.
As to oil in cooler, I had a drain plug added to my 9row, firewall mounted cooler. Still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By pilotkms
Looks like ACK replacement batteries are it short...

Looks like ACK replacement batteries are it short supply. I called ACS yesterday to ask if they could advise of the dates on their supply. They advised they had previously been on backorder and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By pilotkms
Donít guess. Go to the Airflow Performance...

Donít guess. Go to the Airflow Performance website and do the GAMI spread like Don advises. Download the data into Savvy. Send the results to Don. Heíll advise u the change in restrictors needed,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By pilotkms
Did some wiring work this week as part of my CI. ...

Did some wiring work this week as part of my CI. Rewired a D9 and a D15. Used the GREEN/WHITE metal extraction tool with no problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By pilotkms
They also make these special pins for that job...

They also make these special pins for that job (the 2 on the far right). Got them from Stein if I recall. Had to call them. ...
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