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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By Dan 57
all correct on the latest posts, and major thread...

all correct on the latest posts, and major thread drift here, but since you insist ;)

The S15 is also used on many different automobile equipment, hence I ordered mine from ECS Tuning... and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By Dan 57
never had so little time available since I...

never had so little time available since I retired from the airlines, almost 5 years ago that is ;)
Good thing is I finally got clever on my 2nd wife since she’s much younger than myself and still...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Dan 57
latter series -6 (aka -6.9) here, as delivered by...

latter series -6 (aka -6.9) here, as delivered by Van's, and built with -8 tail feathers.
Perfect behaviour, PP, counterweight, good looks, what else does one want ;)
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Dan 57
Just bought a BOSE Accessory Kit Headset A20 -...

Just bought a BOSE Accessory Kit Headset A20 - Ear Cushions, Headband, Windscreen, since the lot was getting worn out.
Good value and easy to fit methinks :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,660
Posted By Dan 57
Fly more! Seriously, try to fly as much as...

Fly more!
Seriously, try to fly as much as possible, it will not only hone your skills as a pilot, it will also get you accustomed to turbulence and less sensitive to them.
As when I started flying...
Forum: COMM 05-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Dan 57
Question Recording Cockpit Audio with iPhone 12 Mini

The hardware:

aircraft (RV-6.9)
iPhone 12 Mini with lightning connector and voice recording apps installed
right side mike/headphone panel jacks not used as flying solo
Bose A20 bluetooth...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Dan 57
My bolds… sooo, nothing’s changed then...

My bolds… sooo, nothing’s changed then :o



Which are the most useful commodities around here :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Dan 57
"They" work to be able to afford all that stuff...

"They" work to be able to afford all that stuff ;)
Yes, everything is quite expensive around here... and yes, accordingly, wages are generally higher. Taxes on the other hand are probably the...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-06-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dan 57
of all the RVs the -4 sure gives the largest grin...

of all the RVs the -4 sure gives the largest grin :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Dan 57
Affected 50%… and not happy :mad:

Affected 50%… and not happy :mad:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Dan 57
According to my testing it will. This testing was...

According to my testing it will. This testing was not performed in situ, but on a bench before panel install.
Panel install of my dual G5/batt back-up was done with pitot/static since I ditched all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Dan 57
Started with that, changed to wing location...

Started with that, changed to wing location later.
The readings will be off, the problem being that not only is OAT directly affected, but also the related calculations as in TAS and winds aloft…
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,517
Posted By Dan 57
do you need to disassemble? Close to 1K hours...

do you need to disassemble?
Close to 1K hours (couple more on a manual flaps -4) on the -6 taught me that the extension/retraction speed is paramount... anything > 70 knots, indicated airspeed, knots...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Dan 57
Yep, and I'm old enough (unfortunately) to...

Yep, and I'm old enough (unfortunately) to remember updating approach plates (loved those mega thin Jepp plates), flight guides, and sectionals, on a regular basis. Was costing more... but...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-26-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Dan 57
not going this year, too much of a hassle... as...

not going this year, too much of a hassle... as in getting a slot is cumbersome to say the least :(
Some of the local gang are already there, or will be there.

Hope you guys give us an update of any...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dan 57
Laying the part in a positive form with enough...

Laying the part in a positive form with enough epoxy.
Made an instrument panel for an older French Jodel this way, and it turned out pretty good, though not the lightest.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By Dan 57
Same here :)

Same here :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By Dan 57
Achim, yes, it can be a problem, the more so if...

Achim, yes, it can be a problem, the more so if the difference in deflection is new. As Mickey states, check for the presence and secure positioning of each aileron stop. Also check if nothing else...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan 57
Rehearsed subject… Yes, the OPs oil burn is...

Rehearsed subject…
Yes, the OPs oil burn is normal. Normal? Define normal please. If that means between nil and highest, you‘re pretty good :)

Re the other popcorn subject, aka oil Q at refill, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Dan 57
mmmh, not that I know of (Orndoff tapes?)....

mmmh, not that I know of (Orndoff tapes?). Nevertheless, I remember using several templates made outta cardboard before bending real aluminum :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By Dan 57
It sure „would be tons of fun“… maybe, but for...

It sure „would be tons of fun“… maybe, but for many it ain’t. There are builders, and there are flyers. Builders and flyers, not that many… But the flying sure is fun, for all :D
As for the -7 vs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,022
Posted By Dan 57
No, you don’t. Your Repairman’s Certificate stays...

No, you don’t. Your Repairman’s Certificate stays valid, and as such you may continue to enjoy the privileges as given by the FAA.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-15-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Dan 57
Not sure I wanna do that.. like many others O-360...

Not sure I wanna do that.. like many others O-360 users I struggle to reach ideal oil temps, even with no air to the cooler, as in shutter fully closed.

On parallel thinking, one thing I wonder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dan 57
with such a thread title thought you were...

with such a thread title thought you were referring to the RV-15... ;)
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-15-2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for your work Kelvin. PMed you :)

Thanks for your work Kelvin. PMed you :)
Forum: GPS 04-08-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,952
Posted By Dan 57
Roger that Steve, thanks. I’ll try to fly to...

Roger that Steve, thanks.

I’ll try to fly to neighboring France next week or so and shoot a couple of good ‘ol fashioned ILS and verify what the 375’s doing. Lat NAV would nevertheless be good for a...
Forum: GPS 04-08-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,952
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for that super quick answer Bob. Just...

thanks for that super quick answer Bob.

Just never had a chance to try out that function. And yes, I have a separate ILS receiver :)
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,794
Posted By Dan 57
should have started with retirement, work later....

should have started with retirement, work later. No oxymoron for me, thanks. And remember, it’s the last chapter folks :D
Forum: GPS 04-08-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,952
Posted By Dan 57
ILS with GPS on the 375?

Guys, resurrecting this thread for another kinda related question ;)

Still getting acquainted with the 375 I bought and installed a couple of years ago, and only few fields ILS equipped around here....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Dan 57
if, what I suspect, cylinder #3 is your hottest...

if, what I suspect, cylinder #3 is your hottest running one, heat is probably the cause. Proof would be the related carbon build-up.
As they age and are subjected to heat cycles and oil, these...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By Dan 57
Stepdrill?

Stepdrill?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By Dan 57
As Paul states, CherryMax are only available in...

As Paul states, CherryMax are only available in sizes -4/-5/-6/-8.



Is a no-go unless structural integrity can be maintained.

If enough rib distance available, a doubler/patch method could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Dan 57
This is what does not happen. The OP's question...

This is what does not happen.
The OP's question is:

i.e. what happens?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Dan 57
you'd probably get approx 50% L and 50% R?

you'd probably get approx 50% L and 50% R?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By Dan 57
No reply from Garmin… yet. AFAIK updating the G5s...

No reply from Garmin… yet.
AFAIK updating the G5s should also update the Can bus LRUs such as for instance the GAD29.

And now that you mention it, I will try to remember to check that next time I’m...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dan 57
Correct. This what the rear baffle looks like on...

Correct. This what the rear baffle looks like on tank with a flop tube (pic ca. 1998 vintage ;) ).
Removing the wing/fuse fairing is a quick job (usually) and will give you the info.

As far as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,662
Posted By Dan 57
Good ones :D Way cheaper to buy an already...

Good ones :D



Way cheaper to buy an already built and flying E/AB than building one. Not counting the hours, when one could be flying iso building, but just materials. With the actual and coming...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Dan 57
Dave, it's been a while (about 2 1/2 years...

Dave, it's been a while (about 2 1/2 years ago...), but I seem to remember being able to use the WLAN of the GNX375 to transfer flight plans from Garmin Pilot.

Even better, if like most of the EU...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Dan 57
Nice and interesting exercise Mickey. I have a...

Nice and interesting exercise Mickey.
I have a carbed engine and basic EFIS only, but was also toying with an AFR display idea. Seeing no direct practical value for me, it has been put on the back...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dan 57
Reading Larry‘s signature, it is a -4. So Stu is...

Reading Larry‘s signature, it is a -4.
So Stu is correct, no other rear opening, but the upper & lower flanges, on a Plans built tank, but the fuel sender for the flop tube version.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,662
Posted By Dan 57
And to answer the OPs question, yes it is...

And to answer the OPs question, yes it is definitely worth getting that tailwheel endorsement! Only then will you able to properly pilot an airplane, as in using all of the flight controls :)
As to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,103
Posted By Dan 57
also went to tickle the Matterhorn today (view...

also went to tickle the Matterhorn today (view from FL150, Mt Blanc far right), hoping to fly along Mickey and his beautiful -8... must have been in a hurry since he was gone ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,394
Posted By Dan 57
maybe you have a ;)

maybe you have a ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By Dan 57
popcorn anyone? Camguard is way better :D

popcorn anyone?

Camguard is way better :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-20-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Dan 57
I own a latter series -6, and AFAIK the engine...

I own a latter series -6, and AFAIK the engine mount and legs are the same as on the -7.
One advantage is that the reinforcement gussets are already welded on :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dan 57
Chicken Wings anyone...

Chicken Wings anyone :D
https://www.chickenwingscomics.com
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By Dan 57
Yeah, another popcorn 🍿 thread :D Do them cold,...

Yeah, another popcorn 🍿 thread :D

Do them cold, if not good enough repeat hot ;)

PS
I usually go for a quickie (flight…), and then do the hot items, compressions and the oily stuff…
Forum: Tools 03-17-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Dan 57
:) No confusion please ;) Quad or Whatevercopter...

:)

No confusion please ;) Quad or Whatevercopter ain't no RC, better call 'em robotic or drone flying. No need for pilot, just an operator :o
Though I still agree on the advantages of the TS-100 ;)
Forum: Safety 03-17-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dan 57
quote of the day: Well put Mel :)

quote of the day:


Well put Mel :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Dan 57
Once upon a time on a MD-11 flight… flight...

Once upon a time on a MD-11 flight… flight attendant (as they’re nicely called nowadays…) reported after take-off that PAX saw a walkie-talkie in the flaps…
After landing and and docking at...
Forum: Tools 03-16-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Dan 57
Well, guess what... same here ;) PS Recently...

Well, guess what... same here ;)

PS
Recently bought one of those green Weller station, thinking it was pretty slick. Guess what, the plastic used must be releasing highly toxic substances, stinks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,724
Posted By Dan 57
… and have the reinforcement gussets welded on...

… and have the reinforcement gussets welded on the engine mount.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By Dan 57
RVs, roasted corn & beer? Sounds pretty...

RVs, roasted corn & beer?
Sounds pretty attractive to me :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-09-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dan 57
Neither on mine. But it sure will buzz with good...

Neither on mine. But it sure will buzz with good batteries inserted the correct way and the wrench switched on :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,654
Posted By Dan 57
For the 2nd time sincere congrats! Fantastic...

For the 2nd time sincere congrats!
Fantastic project, this is for sure the coolest RV around, love it :D

PS
Were I 20 years younger…
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dan 57
Your valves all look all absolutely normal. Larry...

Your valves all look all absolutely normal.
Larry is (of course :)) correct for the intake valves stained by oil. If you use your borescope pointing to the bottom side of the jug, you might even find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Dan 57
Trying not to be nitpicking, but his name was...

Trying not to be nitpicking, but his name was Alan Tolle... RV aficionado par excellence. Missed by probably all who knew him.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Dan 57
How can anybody rate their brake pads by the...

How can anybody rate their brake pads by the flight hour beats me :confused:
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,063
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for the feedback. Always something to...

Thanks for the feedback. Always something to learn here :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Dan 57
+1 on Larry‘s post above. I wouldn’t be that sure...

+1 on Larry‘s post above. I wouldn’t be that sure the problem‘s been solved, those spark plugs look horrible, and the ceramic insulation being friable as it is, is unlikely to have been the source…...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By Dan 57
I think the RC world is quite ahead of the game...

I think the RC world is quite ahead of the game here, using electrics has been a common practice for many years. And as Paul just found out, prop noise can be loud on its own.

Now, as pointed out by...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,535
Posted By Dan 57
… and the truck and racing car industry… search...

… and the truck and racing car industry… search for Automotive Battery Isolator Switch, or Kill Switch.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By Dan 57
say what? Lucky we don't have those ludicrous...

say what? Lucky we don't have those ludicrous rules around here... yet :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,496
Posted By Dan 57
ordered a naked TB YO-360-A1A, thru Vans, end of...

ordered a naked TB YO-360-A1A, thru Vans, end of January 22 :)

Lead times acc Jeff (TB) "our lead time right now is Oct/Nov timeframe". Another piece of useful info "the preservation is good for 6...
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