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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By simpkinsona
Gascolator

I have 3 of these on my RV-9A. I mostly use Mogas with ethanol, but have used pure mogas and 100LL. The gascolators are 14 years old and have about 1300 hours on them. They appear to be in new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,615
Posted By simpkinsona
WAAAM Fly-in

Excellent museum fly-in at Hood River.15741

15742

15743
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By simpkinsona
ForeFlight

I programmed mine in ForeFlight. I think you just put the weights and arms in for your particular aircraft. Super easy to use.

-Andy
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,803
Posted By simpkinsona
Tail

The tail in the last picture makes me think itís a 6 or 7. We canít tell if it stayed upright from the pictures shown.

-Andy
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-20-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By simpkinsona
Fun

Looks like a fun trip. Thanks for posting this.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,075
Posted By simpkinsona
Home

14448Flew home to Vacaville CA from Oshkosh via Boston. Fabulous trip, 35 hours in 2 weeks. Thanks to everyone in Oshkosh that helped with the social events.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By simpkinsona
Oshkosh

I left for Oshkosh today. See you when I get back.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By simpkinsona
Resale

I have the old style as well and am perfectly happy with it. My friend is building a 7A and has installed the new nose wheel. I like the new design and would definitely use it in a new build. If...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By simpkinsona
Local

Hi Scott,

Iím at Nut Tree too. Hangar 71. Iím out at the airport most days in the afternoon for an hour or so. I have a 9A also.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,459
Posted By simpkinsona
13804 Weekend at Johnson Creek. That lake is in...

13804


Weekend at Johnson Creek. That lake is in the Sawtooth mountains.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By simpkinsona
Thanks

Thanks for posting such a good story. You gave me a smile to start today.

-Andy
Forum: Safety 07-04-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,615
Posted By simpkinsona
Overblown

I’ve been illuminated by green lasers untold many times. IMO the “threat” is virtually non existent. You are VMC and not that close to the ground. If it is bothering you, don’t look at it. I found...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-24-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 611,419
Posted By simpkinsona
Big Creek Idaho

Lunch flight from Johnson Creek to Big Creek
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-13-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,242
Posted By simpkinsona
Yahoo group

Are you on the Subenews forum? The group shares information about these engines and can be a resource for any potential buyers. I have 1200 hours on my 2.5 liter and so far shows no wear other than...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,080
Posted By simpkinsona
Nose damage

I watched a nose wheel fairing come off on an RrV-10 The nose touched down first and bounced. When that happened the shimmy sent the wheel to its stop where it stayed until the nose touched down for...
Forum: Safety 05-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,436
Posted By simpkinsona
Element extinguisher

I have these in my classic cars. I wouldnít consider it for my airplane though. You light it like a road flare and canít put it out after lighting it. Puts out a heavy smothering smoke that...
Forum: California 04-24-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,295
Posted By simpkinsona
1.5 hours

Iíd go if my schedule allows. We often have group lunch fly outs here at Nut Tree.

-Andy
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,891
Posted By simpkinsona
Wheel pants

I met a man at Johnson Creek that flys a Harmon Rocket in the backcountry. He has RV-10 wheels and pants on his Rocket. He recommended not removing wheel pants on the RVs to avoid damage to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By simpkinsona
Germany

Iíve visited Lindau and the Austrian Alps near there. Absolutely beautiful part of Europe.

-Andy
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-02-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,000
Posted By simpkinsona
Nice

Good job Ross. Some nice airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,661
Posted By simpkinsona
Runway condition

How is the runway at Furnace Creek?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,359
Posted By simpkinsona
3 day trip to Borrego Valley

Great trip to Borrego Springs. Inspired by an article in AOPA magazine. La Casa Del Zorro does airport pickups.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By simpkinsona
Mine is from a now gone Italian company called...

Mine is from a now gone Italian company called Quinti. Itís a 3 blade prop using Warp Drive blades. Looks like the props on a Rotax. It works very well on my RV-9. Iíve seen the Airmaster prop at...
Forum: RV-4 02-13-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By simpkinsona
Electric adjustable prop

I have an electric adjustable prop on my Subaru conversion. I adjust the pitch manually. The pitch change takes about 8 seconds to go from full fine to full course. The slow response is a common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,263
Posted By simpkinsona
8066 4 ship missing man fly-by for Mike Hedrick.

8066 4 ship missing man fly-by for Mike Hedrick.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By simpkinsona
Lebanon

92 octane mogas is available at Lebanon OR. Fly over Mt St. Helens, itís spectacular.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By simpkinsona
Impressive

Congrats, that kind of ambition will keep you going strong for years to come.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,321
Posted By simpkinsona
7706 Lunch in Minden Nevada

7706
Lunch in Minden Nevada
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By simpkinsona
Points

Iím not an expert on Mags (donít have any) but I think all the P-lead does is ground out the points. When you check the resistance from the mag contact to ground, you are reading the contacts on the...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By simpkinsona
Tail strike

I suspect that itís not possible to hit the tail without extenuating circumstances. Iíve landed my 9a slow enough that itís stalled as it hits, Iíve then kept the nose very high to aerobrake. A tail...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,371
Posted By simpkinsona
Cool shirts

I use a cool shirt in my race car on very hot days. It works well, but itís a hassle and I doubt it would be something youíd want to do routinely. You have to load up a cooler with ice, put on the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,000
Posted By simpkinsona
EFI

Iíve flown as high as 14,500 in mine. I donít know if the builder went higher than that during phase 1. I donít expect to have any problems above that altitude. The mixture is adjusted automatically...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,000
Posted By simpkinsona
Nice job

Thanks for doing this Ross. My airplane has been very low maintenance since the gearbox and flywheel update over 10 years ago. I expect to get another 500 or so hours out of my current engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,627
Posted By simpkinsona
Condolences

Donít fret over your post. A big part of why many of us frequent these pages is to support each other and even vent about setbacks. Most of us will not have to cope with as big a problem as yours...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-25-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 206,953
Posted By simpkinsona
Yup

Itís the Airmaster from New Zealand. If I were looking for a replacement, thatís what I would be looking at.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 206,953
Posted By simpkinsona
Itís a 3 blade hub from italy called Quinti....

Itís a 3 blade hub from italy called Quinti. Theyíre out of business. I believe that they also made 4 blade hubs. Both versions come up for sale occasionally. Thereís an electric adjustable prop from...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 206,953
Posted By simpkinsona
Fuel

Do you have the ability to use MOGAS with your engine? Reason I ask is that Subaru engines have a history of stuck rings when running 100LL. If you have to use 100LL I recommend using Marvel Mystery...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 206,953
Posted By simpkinsona
Prop pitch

Why would Warp care about what pitch you use? I have warp drive blades on an electric adjustable prop and I would bet my full course setting is 40 degrees. I would suggest for a future project, find...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-16-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 206,953
Posted By simpkinsona
Gearbox issues

I have an Eggenfelner gearbox on my Subaru powered RV. I suspect your higher temperatures are from a higher power engine than what the gearbox normally pairs with.

Thereís really no way to know...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,158
Posted By simpkinsona
ELT

You should only need it on the ELT. The instructions are for comm radios, but they apply to the ELT as well since the ELT uses a comm frequency. Thereís something about that particular ELT that sends...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By simpkinsona
Lead

Looks like lead deposits. Probably residual combustion chamber deposits from when it was burning Avgas.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,540
Posted By simpkinsona
Throttle setting? RPM?

Throttle setting? RPM?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By simpkinsona
Shade

My iPad also overheats if it sits in the sun. I rotate it in its mount so the sun is hitting the ďedgeĒ rather than on the screen. I also sometimes shade it with a window shade or chart. If I canít...
Forum: Safety 09-25-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,023
Posted By simpkinsona
I practiced this one day at my airport, my hanger...

I practiced this one day at my airport, my hanger neighbor heard/saw me off the end of the runway low with no power. Poor guy grabbed a fire extinguisher and jumped into his pickup only to see me...
Forum: Propellers 09-24-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,176
Posted By simpkinsona
Sounds like whoever told you this was confused....

Sounds like whoever told you this was confused. There are people that donít understand how an engine can spin up quickly but not overshoot itís peak RPM. The peak RPM will occur based on prop pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,386
Posted By simpkinsona
Idaho back country

Spent 4 days in Idaho. This is Moose Creek.2422

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Forum: Alternative Engines 09-06-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 206,953
Posted By simpkinsona
Voltage

If the output of your alternator is below 15 volts, thereís nothing wrong with it. The current draw is a function of the batteries and other electronics.


-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,865
Posted By simpkinsona
Blue Canyon

Flew to KBLU for the meteor shower. 1204
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,540
Posted By simpkinsona
Full throttle

Are you at full throttle? If not, your speed number is meaningless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,019
Posted By simpkinsona
Worn hinges

I?m not a builder and don?t know much about how the canopy hinges work, but it appears that the hinge is worn oversize. The arm is moving in a linear fashion at the axel of the joint. Either the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,129
Posted By simpkinsona
Top speed is not found at 8000 feet

Try your top speed check at sea level. My 9A made 172 Knots true. Of course top speed at sea level is largely irrelevant to the way we use our airplanes.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,443
Posted By simpkinsona
Big Creek Idaho

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xbWWXjaxFMhenL8C7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 45,147
Posted By simpkinsona
There’s no reason for a nose gear failure on...

There’s no reason for a nose gear failure on takeoff other than poor pilot techniques. The nose wheel can be raised at taxi speed when full throttle is applied. Even with a forward CG the nose can be...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By simpkinsona
Compatible?

I looked at their website. Looks like they are for lower power applications. The only Lycoming listed is the O-235
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 45,147
Posted By simpkinsona
The landings are all ON SPEED. This is the...

The landings are all ON SPEED. This is the difference. If you?re not at the appropriate speed, don?t continue the landing.

-Andy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,643
Posted By simpkinsona
Why

Why would anyone keep one. They have essentially no value.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By simpkinsona
Cold

I don?t have one of these batteries but my understanding is that they work much better at higher temperatures. You might need to put a load on it for a few minutes (turn on the master switch) while...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By simpkinsona
was it missing?

If you have a cylinder not firing at idle (as indicated by low EGT), you will certainly notice it. The engine will shake very noticeably. If this wasn't happening, then it was a bad indication from...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 73,610
Posted By simpkinsona
Sleep

I heard Walmart carries air mattresses.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,183
Posted By simpkinsona
Sounds like all you?ve done is move the timing...

Sounds like all you?ve done is move the timing back to where you started. So it wasn?t mistimed in the first place. I hope one of the shops confirmed the actual TDC of the engine.

-Andy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By simpkinsona
Vacuum leak

Sounds like a vacuum leak to me. Lean at idle causing missfire/backfire and then so lean it dies.

-Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By simpkinsona
Controls conflict

Under the seat pan was my plan for the GDL-82. Got pretty far along before I discovered how much the control rods move around down there. There?s no place to put the unit that is completely clear of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-17-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,498
Posted By simpkinsona
Still upright

I hate to be ?that guy? by criticizing another pilot. The landings you are doing in this video show you lowering the nose wheel to the ground immediately after touchdown. This is a very dangerous...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 40,978
Posted By simpkinsona
Pass through

I flew mine with the GDL-82 unpowered for one flight. I called up a local tower controller and he confirmed a good transponder reply. I wanted to confirm that my Becker transponder would work with...
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