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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,714
Posted By F1 Rocket
Offset hinges on the upper/lower cowl spit....

Offset hinges on the upper/lower cowl spit. Skybolts all along the firewall. #8 screws/plate nuts on the forward cowl spilt behind the spinner. #6 screws/plate nuts on the inlet. No retainers on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By F1 Rocket
Hi Justin, Please, please, please. Add the...

Hi Justin,
Please, please, please. Add the ability to track fuel usage per tank. No hardware modification is needed to the G3X system. A simple micro switch or Hall sensor can be added to the fuel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 187,398
Posted By F1 Rocket
I have sticky fuel senders in my Rocket. Being...

I have sticky fuel senders in my Rocket. Being able to track fuel burn per tank would be really handy. Having to press a button or soft key every time I switch tanks introduces another potential...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 187,398
Posted By F1 Rocket
Cool. You could add a switch to the fuel selector...

Cool. You could add a switch to the fuel selector and have the G3X track actual fuel burn per tank. The switch would need to be wired to an aux input.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By F1 Rocket
I suggest calling Vans and asking for the related...

I suggest calling Vans and asking for the related drawings. I recently built a new front seat back for my Rocket from RV-8 parts. The Vans staff were very helpful and sent me the drawings that listed...
Forum: Propellers 01-25-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By F1 Rocket
What prop shop quoted/charged $1500 for ď6 year...

What prop shop quoted/charged $1500 for ď6 year serviceĒ. MT in DeLand, FL quoted me $6K ďifĒ the blades were ok.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By F1 Rocket
IO-540 narrow deck/wide deck install differences

I currently have a narrow deck engine. What would need to change if I installed a wide deck?
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By F1 Rocket
Talk to Ladd Gardner. He owns a Rocket and knows...

Talk to Ladd Gardner. He owns a Rocket and knows the companies that will insure them. 1 (972) 250-0400
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,172
Posted By F1 Rocket
Very clean install but I thought there was a...

Very clean install but I thought there was a requirement that the Red Cube be installed with the wire facing up. Has this been changed or has experience proven that it is not needed?
Forum: Rocket 09-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By F1 Rocket
Double loop in the wing root. Itís never been an...

Double loop in the wing root. Itís never been an issue.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 60,775
Posted By F1 Rocket
1 year/85 hrs since installing the CPi-2....

1 year/85 hrs since installing the CPi-2. Everything is wired, installed and set up per the manual. Everything works as it should. Great system with great support.
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By F1 Rocket
Primarily looking for intersection shape/attach...

Primarily looking for intersection shape/attach ideas.
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By F1 Rocket
Wheel pant/gear leg intersection fairing

Looking for some photos/ideas of this area. My pants are currently too low for any grass operations. Looks cool but after 15 years of worrying about getting stuck I’m going to raise them up a bit....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,568
Posted By F1 Rocket
I flew with Jan in his RV-6. He was instrumental...

I flew with Jan in his RV-6. He was instrumental in getting me back flying after a seven-year hiatus while I was building my Rocket. I learned quite a bit from him and also gained a lot of respect...
Forum: Rocket 08-26-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,226
Posted By F1 Rocket
I use wing jacks on my sport wing F1. They work...

I use wing jacks on my sport wing F1. They work but because the gear legs are so long and springy the wing needs to be raised up a lot in order to get a wheel off the ground.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By F1 Rocket
Other than initial setup and pushing the LOP...

Other than initial setup and pushing the LOP switch (which I believe can be remote mounted) there isnít much button pushing needed with the CPi-2. I mounted the programmer/control head in the only...
Forum: Rocket 07-19-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By F1 Rocket
My set up is pretty standard for the time that it...

My set up is pretty standard for the time that it was built. I have a NACA inlet on either side of the fuselage upfront which feeds eyeball vents on either side of the panel. The rear seat has an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,764
Posted By F1 Rocket
So true. When I installed the dual electronic...

So true. When I installed the dual electronic ignition in my airplane last year I had to remove the bearings in the accessory case that supported the original magnetos. What was supposed to be an...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By F1 Rocket
Search ďomni tight fit drill kitĒ. Mine is almost...

Search ďomni tight fit drill kitĒ. Mine is almost 30 years old and itís still working great.
Forum: Reviews 06-21-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,246
Posted By F1 Rocket
Wayne and Matthew have done a total of five...

Wayne and Matthew have done a total of five panels for me. You canít go wrong with these guys.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,849
Posted By F1 Rocket
Thatís what I did when I went shopping. I spoke...

Thatís what I did when I went shopping. I spoke with all the available venders, read as much as I could, and spoke to guys who had bought them. Then I made my choice based on my particular needs.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,849
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iím pretty happy with my SDS CPI-2 system....

Iím pretty happy with my SDS CPI-2 system. Install was straight forward with great support from Ross at SDS. One of the main reasons I went with the CPI-2 was it has its own backup battery solution....
Forum: Rocket 05-21-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By F1 Rocket
Ahhhhh..... Ram Air and Purge Valve. Both were...

Ahhhhh.....
Ram Air and Purge Valve.
Both were bought at ACS and are the push to release locking type.

Danny
Forum: Rocket 05-20-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By F1 Rocket
Not sure which “cables” you are referring to. The...

Not sure which “cables” you are referring to. The rudder cables are standard aircraft cable.

Danny
Forum: Rocket 05-19-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By F1 Rocket
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8V7wFsWMnfN7y8Ua9 From...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8V7wFsWMnfN7y8Ua9

From my panel update in 2019
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By F1 Rocket
PFD data via Blue Tooth from G3X Touch

Hello G3Xpert,
Why doesnít the G3X Touch allow PDF data to be displayed on a Blue Tooth connected device such as an iPad?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By F1 Rocket
I used a bench mounted belt sander and masking...

I used a bench mounted belt sander and masking tape for protection.
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By F1 Rocket
Just looking for basic dimensions. Firewall...

Just looking for basic dimensions. Firewall attach, length from firewall to spinner matting surface, and overall width across the cylinders.
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By F1 Rocket
RV-3 cowl drawing

Anyone have a drawing of a RV-3 cowl with dimensions?
Forum: Rocket 03-08-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,739
Posted By F1 Rocket
I had my boot cowl and glare shield completed...

I had my boot cowl and glare shield completed before the speed slope windshield was available. The speed slope had plenty of extra material to trim.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,632
Posted By F1 Rocket
I’ve found that running up the engine to 1200 rpm...

I’ve found that running up the engine to 1200 rpm and then shutting the purge valve helps on subsequent hot starts. Maybe it helps burn off more of the fuel in the injector lines?
Forum: Rocket 03-04-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,739
Posted By F1 Rocket
I donít remember mine being that hard to...

I donít remember mine being that hard to fabricate. I started by rolling the rough cut panel, gently in the center and more aggressively towards the sides. The sides were the tricky part and did...
Forum: Rocket 02-10-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By F1 Rocket
Here’s a couple photos of mine. Solid rod running...

Here’s a couple photos of mine. Solid rod running between the front and rear. Backseaters with long legs sometime bump their knees on it.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QbevbwL8d4AAXe4m9
Forum: Rocket 02-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,516
Posted By F1 Rocket
Any photos available of this tube seal from tape...

Any photos available of this tube seal from tape method?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,566
Posted By F1 Rocket
We started our first airplane (a KitFox) before I...

We started our first airplane (a KitFox) before I had my PPL. My wife already had hers. All of my formal instruction, solo flights, and check ride were in the KitFox. A bonus of taking my check ride...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,959
Posted By F1 Rocket
The IR of the EarthX and similar lithium...

The IR of the EarthX and similar lithium batteries is much lower than lead acid batteries. This low IR lets them pull much higher current. EarthX specs the max alternator size for each of their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,540
Posted By F1 Rocket
Interesting thread. I was scratching my head...

Interesting thread. I was scratching my head because I didn’t remember running a voltage sense wire when I installed my voltage regulator. Turns out it’s connected directly to the alt field terminal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes...not by much, I think itís half a ball out....

Yes...not by much, I think itís half a ball out. Iím looking for a method to determine if it really is half a ball out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes, we used this method on sailplanes. But I...

Yes, we used this method on sailplanes. But I think the propeller slipstream will affect the string.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By F1 Rocket
Thanks for the replies but, is there an inflight...

Thanks for the replies but, is there an inflight test for yaw trim that does not rely on a slip/skid ball?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By F1 Rocket
That takes care of the roll axis alignment but...

That takes care of the roll axis alignment but what about the yaw axis?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By F1 Rocket
How can you test yaw trim?

Is there an in flight test for yaw trim? I know ďcenter the ballĒ but how do I know the ďballĒ on my PFD is calibrated correctly?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,068
Posted By F1 Rocket
I typically get asked why Iím weaving back and...

I typically get asked why Iím weaving back and forth while taxiing. I tell them not to worry, Iím not drunk. I just canít see where Iím going :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,176
Posted By F1 Rocket
Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit...

Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit that I was at 100% power in a not so slight dive..........and dreaming :)

Seriously, the fastest I’ve seen in the Rocket at 1500’ is 209 KTAS @90%...
Forum: Rocket 11-13-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,252
Posted By F1 Rocket
Yes, it will. Iím only going to move the top back...

Yes, it will. Iím only going to move the top back about an inch. Iíll need to put a little more bend in the rear seat stick and probably shorten it a little bit more.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,862
Posted By F1 Rocket
Over the past two years my Rocket lost 59 pounds....

Over the past two years my Rocket lost 59 pounds. The single biggest loss was swiping the original PC 925 battery for an EarthX 900. This alone accounted for 21 pounds between the battery and the...
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,252
Posted By F1 Rocket
Front seat back tubular structure.

Looking for some guidance here. I want to move my front seat back aft a bit. To do this requires modifying the tubular structure that the seat back leans against. What complicates this is that in my...
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,586
Posted By F1 Rocket
Pictorial parts manual for Jihostroj govenor

Anyone have a source for this? Iíd like to replace the control arm, bolt, and locking plate on my older (2005) Jihostroj govenor. Iím pretty sure these parts are the same as the current PCU5000...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By F1 Rocket
Good cleaner for wheel/brake assemblies?

Looking for recommendations on a good cleaner that can be used safely on wheel/brake assemblies. Maybe a foaming type that could be hosed off with water.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,881
Posted By F1 Rocket
I updated the panel in my Rocket last year. The...

I updated the panel in my Rocket last year. The original panel was a VFR combo of first gen Dynon (D100/EMS 10) and Garmin radios. My first choice was to stay VFR and stick with Dynon because I knew...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By F1 Rocket
http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.html

http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/products.html
Forum: Rocket 10-31-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,516
Posted By F1 Rocket
The upper sheetmetal between the windshield and...

The upper sheetmetal between the windshield and cowl. It needs to be rolled a bit. Mine needed to be shrunk a bit in a few places as well.
Forum: Rocket 10-29-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,516
Posted By F1 Rocket
The boot cowl is certainly a tricky piece of...

The boot cowl is certainly a tricky piece of sheet metal to form. I used a sheet metal shrinker in a few strategic places which allowed to conform nicely. If you go to www.aero-kids.com there are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By F1 Rocket
Weights

I was curious what the installed weight difference would end up being so I kept a careful log of each component. As can be seen the weight difference is pretty much a wash. I gained a little over 1...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By F1 Rocket
CPi-2 install in N14ZM

I spent the past couple months installing a CPi-2 in my Rocket. Overall the installation went pretty smoothly. The biggest challenge was the usual puzzle of where to fit everything within an existing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-05-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,386
Posted By F1 Rocket
If the coil fuse or breaker is open, how is the...

If the coil fuse or breaker is open, how is the backup battery going to power the coil? There is no other power path from the CPU board to the coil.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,043
Posted By F1 Rocket
Very sad news :( I never met him in person but...

Very sad news :(
I never met him in person but Ken provided advise when I needed it the most on my Rocket.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,980
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iíve got one coil pack mounted in the right mag...

Iíve got one coil pack mounted in the right mag position running the bottom plugs and the other mounted on top of the engine running the top plugs. A bit of extra harness length is better than coming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By F1 Rocket
Do the sealed bearings with with Grove wheels?

Do the sealed bearings with with Grove wheels?
Forum: Rocket 08-30-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,397
Posted By F1 Rocket
Turbo injectors and rails

Anyone have a set of these installed on an F1/IO 540?
If so I would greatly appreciate any photos you have of the install.

Danny
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,356
Posted By F1 Rocket
I have several components anodized in my Rocket....

I have several components anodized in my Rocket. Most have held up well over the past 17 years including the rudder pedals. The only ones that have not are the two front seat back rails. These have...
Forum: Rocket 08-22-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,314
Posted By F1 Rocket
My engine has them on both sides.

My engine has them on both sides.
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By F1 Rocket
Iím told the latest MT is their own design and...

Iím told the latest MT is their own design and manufactured by MT.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,998
Posted By F1 Rocket
I went to my local AutoZone and checked out their...

I went to my local AutoZone and checked out their pilot bearing puller. Unfortunately the smallest bearing ID it’s intended for was 5/8”. The ID of the mag bearing race is 1/2”. Ended up buying a...
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