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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,569
Posted By emsvitil
I like the 4cyl RV7 over the 6 cyl...

I like the 4cyl RV7 over the 6 cyl F1...........


:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,569
Posted By emsvitil
Worked for me ;)

Worked for me

;)
Forum: COMM 01-27-2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,003
Posted By emsvitil
yes https://www.pilotshop.com/catalog/avpages/arc...

yes

https://www.pilotshop.com/catalog/avpages/archer_antenna4.php

there's a few variations.........
Forum: Fiberglass 01-19-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By emsvitil
They work like the dimples on golf balls and cut...

They work like the dimples on golf balls and cut down the air resistance.....


:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By emsvitil
What would happen if you alternated the twist of...

What would happen if you alternated the twist of the fins?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By emsvitil
Are there any foam (or other light weight) mockup...

Are there any foam (or other light weight) mockup blocks out there so you can figure things out before actually having an engine?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By emsvitil
IO390 cylinders on io360 case?

Will the IO390 cylinders bolt on to a 360 case?

I know internally the 390 cylinders have a larger bore, but do they have the same bolt pattern?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By emsvitil
Have you tried bypassing the regulator (short,...

Have you tried bypassing the regulator (short, temp test) like we use to do on our old cars?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-09-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,511
Posted By emsvitil
The RV16 is going to be twin RV8 like the twin...

The RV16 is going to be twin RV8 like the twin mustang..............


:D
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-07-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By emsvitil
But you do want a 4000 sqft...

But you do want a 4000 sqft hangar...............


:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By emsvitil
The solder stiffness is a vibration/flex thing on...

The solder stiffness is a vibration/flex thing on smaller gauge wires.

I don't think it would matter with a 2 gauge wire.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By emsvitil
I'd probably just solder a lug on it for a 2...

I'd probably just solder a lug on it for a 2 gauge wire..........
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By emsvitil
RV14 EXP cowling on RV10

I believe most of the speed increase for the RV14 EXP version is in the cowling......


Has anybody put a RV14 (style) cowling on a RV10 to go faster?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-02-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,565
Posted By emsvitil
The Bearhawk 5 (6 seater) is wider than the 4...

The Bearhawk 5 (6 seater) is wider than the 4 place bearhawk.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-02-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,565
Posted By emsvitil
Would there be enough room in a RV10 if the rear...

Would there be enough room in a RV10 if the rear seats were flipped backwards?

The weight and CG due to rear passengers would move forward a little.

Legs , dog and baggage can share some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,302
Posted By emsvitil
I don't think FltPlan Go manages memory use very...

I don't think FltPlan Go manages memory use very well, and doesn't completely delete old files.

It seems to continually grow with file updates until you uninstall and re-download everything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By emsvitil
Is there a way to put the thermostat or heater on...

Is there a way to put the thermostat or heater on a timer?

You could only put the 'off' trigger on the timer........
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,268
Posted By emsvitil
What about the maintenance costs between the...

What about the maintenance costs between the props?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,225
Posted By emsvitil
How is a runway made: Underlying...

How is a runway made:

Underlying support?

Layers?

Is it like a gravel road?
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By emsvitil
Print some of the PDF pages then go...

Print some of the PDF pages then go here:

https://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,292
Posted By emsvitil
Are you going to put a small RC model canopy over...

Are you going to put a small RC model canopy over it for better aerodynamics?
Forum: RV-15 12-21-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,758
Posted By emsvitil
Weighs too much............ A pair of M134s

Weighs too much............


A pair of M134s
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,654
Posted By emsvitil
Are the flaps and ailerons reflexed a little...

Are the flaps and ailerons reflexed a little (with tip matching) to get the fastest speed?
Forum: RV-4 12-20-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,654
Posted By emsvitil
How much drag does the clear lens and screws...

How much drag does the clear lens and screws add?

In other words, how flush can you make it................
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,362
Posted By emsvitil
Do they still have inertial guidance systems?

Do they still have inertial guidance systems?
Forum: RV-15 12-19-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 61,501
Posted By emsvitil
First, I've never been in a cantilevered high...

First, I've never been in a cantilevered high wing...


With a cantilevered high wing, how's head room?

What about skylights with a cantilevered high wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,765
Posted By emsvitil
Hit Pause Rewind Try again.......... Can you...

Hit Pause

Rewind

Try again..........


Can you actually do a ground loop in a simulator?
Forum: Painting your RV 12-18-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By emsvitil
Think about an aircraft that has been around...

Think about an aircraft that has been around awhile with battle repairs.......

There's going to be faded paint, new paint, misalignments and patches...


Do that and you don't have to worry about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,652
Posted By emsvitil
Found it

AOPA members in Santa Clara County have shared a communication from the county that 100LL will no longer be available at San Joseís Reid-Hillview Santa Clara County Airport and San Martin Airport...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,652
Posted By emsvitil
Can't find the specifics at the moment, but a San...

Can't find the specifics at the moment, but a San Francisco area airport isn't allowing the sale of 100LL, just the sale of 94UL.

So it's a backdoor banning of 100LL
Forum: GPS 12-10-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By emsvitil
I don't have one, but that looks like what they...

I don't have one, but that looks like what they do for CPU motherboards to keep time when the PC is off and unplugged.

Test the voltage with a digital multimeter (while connected it you can)
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,061
Posted By emsvitil
Quick google and came up with...

Quick google and came up with this:

https://www.chiefaircraft.com/uma-1cu2.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA78aNBhAlEiwA7B76py_5-EgfErNFmwBqpCXTFeSnBKOL7obe9LZnaA_l52W6iSu9CxMm3BoCNgYQAvD_BwE


Never dealt with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,711
Posted By emsvitil
Then make sure the engine can be changed to a CS...

Then make sure the engine can be changed to a CS at a later date.........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,627
Posted By emsvitil
What's the most efficient way to do it? Some...

What's the most efficient way to do it?

Some ideas sound like they would use lots of electricity (hair dryers).....
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By emsvitil
Most of the time it's the leads not the...

Most of the time it's the leads not the meter................
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,213
Posted By emsvitil
I wonder how bright they would look if the video...

I wonder how bright they would look if the video was more lined with the landing light aim axis..............
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By emsvitil
Calibrated free Harbor Freight. There's a pot...

Calibrated free Harbor Freight.

There's a pot inside, I calibrate against my old Radio Shack and Craftsman for the specific voltage range I want.


You can even calibrate the amp meter (not...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,989
Posted By emsvitil
What about bladder range? :confused:

What about bladder range?

:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By emsvitil
Can you see what the filaments look like?

Can you see what the filaments look like?
Forum: Safety 11-12-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By emsvitil
First Alertís EZ Fire Spray

This popped up on a 4x4 truck site I'm on

https://www.firstalert.com/fire-extinguishers/ez-fire-spray/ez-fire-spray/SAP_AF400.html


Anybody have any more info?

Wonder what the residue would do to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By emsvitil
You may need to draw up a wiring diagram to get...

You may need to draw up a wiring diagram to get some help...........

I can't visualize what's going on with just words (some people probably can, others can't).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By emsvitil
I think you're allowed 60 days in California. If...

I think you're allowed 60 days in California.

If it's more than 60 days and if you use the AZ address, you should be able to prorate any tax in California. I know businesses can do this.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By emsvitil
Have you looked up what vehicles that alternator...

Have you looked up what vehicles that alternator goes into, then tried finding the pigtail for those vehicles?

Once you try that, I'd look on rockauto.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,292
Posted By emsvitil
And that's why you set up your red ground beacon...

And that's why you set up your red ground beacon (i.e. aux taxi light) to NOT meet the specs of a legit red beacon................
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,292
Posted By emsvitil
1. It doesn't have to rotate, it can flash. 2....

1. It doesn't have to rotate, it can flash.

2. I could find nothing in the rules that states you can't distribute the red flashing like you do with strobes, just the 360 degree view and +- 75...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,938
Posted By emsvitil
My thinking process..... 1. You have 2...

My thinking process.....

1. You have 2 alternators, utilize them; don't do a primary / backup.
2. Alternators last longer if they aren't run at full capacity, try not to run above 1/2 capacity...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,938
Posted By emsvitil
Is there a current limiting device (not a fuse or...

Is there a current limiting device (not a fuse or circuit breaker) that limits how much current can be transferred between busses?

Say you have a 30 amp alternator on the vacuum pad suppling bus...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,938
Posted By emsvitil
rapid_ascent The writing in your attachment is...

rapid_ascent



The writing in your attachment is fuzzy (at least for me) for some reason.........
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-28-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By emsvitil
If the socket cap bolt goes all the way thru, you...

If the socket cap bolt goes all the way thru, you could add a jam-nut (with locktite) too....

and drill the jam nut and bolt for a cotterpin
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-28-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By emsvitil
Is there a lock washer under the socket cap?

Is there a lock washer under the socket cap?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,234
Posted By emsvitil
It's possible the noises were there...

It's possible the noises were there before...........

It's just that he really started listening because he ran the rpm up and is being ultra sensitive to any noise he didn't think was there before.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,638
Posted By emsvitil
I was wondering if you did anything to increase...

I was wondering if you did anything to increase flutter margins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By emsvitil
Don't have a plane............. Wouldn't lubing...

Don't have a plane.............

Wouldn't lubing the cable be a maintenance item?


I know I feel a big difference after lubing my motorcycle clutch cable.......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,638
Posted By emsvitil
What modifications are made to the plane so you...

What modifications are made to the plane so you can race it?
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,624
Posted By emsvitil
Search for 'stick-on bifocals' You can get...

Search for

'stick-on bifocals'


You can get different strengths, put them where you want and cut them to size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,838
Posted By emsvitil
I just leave each bottle drain into the engine...

I just leave each bottle drain into the engine for about 5 minutes.......

After 5 minutes upside down draining into the engine, how much more oil are you going to get out of a bottle?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 33,045
Posted By emsvitil
Does someone have a 10 minute executive summary...

Does someone have a 10 minute executive summary of the 1 hour 25 minute podcast?
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,097
Posted By emsvitil
It's probably buried in this thread, but 1. ...

It's probably buried in this thread, but

1. What kind of gear oil?
2. Oil cooler for gear box?
3. Is it splash or pumped gearbox oil?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By emsvitil
Mine always seem to shrink in volume (skinnier...

Mine always seem to shrink in volume (skinnier belt), but gain in length........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By emsvitil
Rv8ch, What's the minimum amount you would need...

Rv8ch,

What's the minimum amount you would need to spend to set up a simulator like yours?
Forum: RV-15 09-07-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 61,501
Posted By emsvitil
There is no rotax 918 engine. If you look at the...

There is no rotax 918 engine.

If you look at the picture, the middle cylinder doesn't have any exhaust port........ And the middle exhaust pipe ends on the rear cylinder.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,248
Posted By emsvitil
I'd rather have a V-12 Merlin...

I'd rather have a V-12 Merlin soundtrack................
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By emsvitil
Do you want all your eggs in the same basket or...

Do you want all your eggs in the same basket or separate baskets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By emsvitil
Maybe it's the other way around...... That area...

Maybe it's the other way around......

That area is NOT some sort of airspace.
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