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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,226
Posted By kaweeka
David, Glad it worked out. Alan is good people...

David,
Glad it worked out. Alan is good people and his creativity always amazes me. Hopefully, the chest pain is resolved as well. Hope you're feeling better!

David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By kaweeka
I could buy into that. Also color matched in the...

I could buy into that. Also color matched in the engine compartment as well?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By kaweeka
It's been over a year since I've been to Furnace...

It's been over a year since I've been to Furnace Creek but if it's now as bad as folks say, try Stovepipe Wells. Death Valley is an amazing and beautiful place but definitely pick your day to go...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,381
Posted By kaweeka
Climb rate was between 100-200 fpm. You all are...

Climb rate was between 100-200 fpm. You all are right, I should have remembered the requirement for the mask.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,381
Posted By kaweeka
No. I headed down but at 38% power, it is...

No. I headed down but at 38% power, it is unlikely to be impressive.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,381
Posted By kaweeka
Ceiling

Since I didn't build my -9A and do the performance flights, I always wanted to know my ceiling. Living in the Sacramento Valley, it's nice to know how high I can go to get over the mountains with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By kaweeka
I'm considering the perforated vinyl to the...

I'm considering the perforated vinyl to the canopy as well. I got a scrap piece of plexiglass from our local aircraft paint shop and tried the vinyl. Stuck beautifully. I'm going to try and see what...
Forum: Propellers 07-03-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Just to close out this thread "The Towlie" would...

Just to close out this thread "The Towlie" would like to let y'all know the prop went on (sans towel) without incident. Run up was back to normal and all operational checks are OK. Ready to fly. One...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By kaweeka
That one was resurrected from a few years ago. A...

That one was resurrected from a few years ago. A few drops of lubricant seemed to do the trick. It usually lasts until my next annual so I've made that part of the list of things to do.
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Too funny!! Yep, great way to start the week....

Too funny!! Yep, great way to start the week. Flying this weekend is even better!

Cheers
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Nods to all the creativity going on here, the...

Nods to all the creativity going on here, the prop shop just called. The piece of paper towel was completely intact and fairly easy to remove. They thanked me for starting their week out with a...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
DOH!!! I don't dare :-)

DOH!!! I don't dare :-)
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Spoke with Stockton Propeller this morning. After...

Spoke with Stockton Propeller this morning. After I owned up to my blunder, he graciously told me this didn't even crack the top ten :-) . He explained this was more common than you would think and...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Yep, a red shop rag would have been much more...

Yep, a red shop rag would have been much more noticeable than a blue paper towel but ultimately, it's a failure of attention on my part. I'll post what the prop shop says after I speak with them...
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for that detail. There wasn't anything in...

Thanks for that detail. There wasn't anything in the crank, just fragments deep in the prop hub. That, at least may be fractionally "good" news?
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks for that. I'll to that this morning.

Thanks for that. I'll to that this morning.
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
I attempted to get out what I could with a very...

I attempted to get out what I could with a very small hook but it wasn't much. I'll call Stockton Propeller Monday and humbly admit my mistake. After a good laugh, they'll pick it up and get it back...
Forum: Propellers 06-27-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
I went back to the airport and looked. It's...

I went back to the airport and looked. It's missing about 25% of the paper towel and I can see some of it way down in the hub. Couldn't get much out.

RATS!!!!!
Forum: Propellers 06-27-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,636
Posted By kaweeka
F--- up of the day, week, maybe year!

I removed my propeller last week to change the front flywheel seal. The prop is a constant speed Hartzel. After removal, close inspection showed a dry seal. No need to change it. There is a small...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,959
Posted By kaweeka
FWIW (and this is absolutely a personal opinion...

FWIW (and this is absolutely a personal opinion rather than objective) I prefer an injected engine if for no other reason than I regularly fly LOP. I feel the 320 is enough performance and would stay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,819
Posted By kaweeka
I learned out of a small airport in Chico, Ca...

I learned out of a small airport in Chico, Ca (Ranchaero Airport) that, at the time, was nestled in the middle of almond orchards. It was nicknamed the sidewalk (2156 x 30 ft.) and the wind would...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-09-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By kaweeka
AFP class

Is there anyone in Northern California (or close enough for a easy flight) that has taken Don's FI class at AFP who would be willing to help me with some troubleshooting? Don's given me a few ideas...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By kaweeka
I like the price of the NGK vs the Denso. The...

I like the price of the NGK vs the Denso. The question is, should I use the 8 or 9 heat range with my IO 320 with 9:1?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By kaweeka
Spark plug technology and choices

I added to a prior post about spark plug heat ranges after finding dry fouling on my BR8ES plugs in all cylinders. (Compression is good, 76-78/80) I run an IO 320 B1A with dual LSE Plasma III and AFP...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-31-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By kaweeka
I need the brain trust on this one. I have an...

I need the brain trust on this one. I have an IO-320 B1A in my -9A with dual LSE plasma III ignition and 9:1 compression pistons. I am not the builder. The original builder ran NGK BR8ES plugs but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,212
Posted By kaweeka
I always thought the 9 was wider than the 6....

I always thought the 9 was wider than the 6. Thanks for taking the time to post this. Very interesting.

David
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-15-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By kaweeka
What an adventure, just what the doctor ordered!

What an adventure, just what the doctor ordered!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-13-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By kaweeka
Geez, I used to fly Aero Commander 500Bs there a...

Geez, I used to fly Aero Commander 500Bs there a lifetime ago for a freight company taking checks, Photo Mat and US Mail in the mid 80's. Haven't thought of that place in years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By kaweeka
I think I may have loosened the opposite upper...

I think I may have loosened the opposite upper mount a bit, come to think of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By kaweeka
I forgot to mention that I took pictures and made...

I forgot to mention that I took pictures and made alignment marks on the mounts AND bolt to re-install the mount in the same orientation and with the same tension.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By kaweeka
I had to do just that same task, with Tom's hoses...

I had to do just that same task, with Tom's hoses no less. Yes, right or wrong, I supported the engine with a hoist, removed the upper right mount and replaced the fitting. Everything went easily....
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-03-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,481
Posted By kaweeka
FWIW After 1000 hours in my RV-9A there are times...

FWIW
After 1000 hours in my RV-9A there are times the extra HP would come in handy. Don't be "afraid" of the extra HP just be attentive when you fly. Consider the extra 20 a gift.
David
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By kaweeka
Which one did you purchase? Which one for a -9A?

Which one did you purchase? Which one for a -9A?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,977
Posted By kaweeka
I'd buy a set of 4, for sure!

I'd buy a set of 4, for sure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By kaweeka
Thanks all for the advice. It matches up with...

Thanks all for the advice. It matches up with everything I've read. I bought 2 seals....just in case, as well as the Dow sealant. I will let y'all know how it goes. Thanks again. What a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By kaweeka
Post Trip Report

My 3 month sabbatical turned in to a brief 3 week flight from Sacramento, Ca to Guadeloupe then back after Covid 19 showed up. It's amazing how fast everything spiraled down the drain. We spent 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By kaweeka
I replaced my old nav/strobe/position wingtip...

I replaced my old nav/strobe/position wingtip lights with AeroLED Pulsar series and was pleased with the ease of installation and very, very pleased with the performance and brightness. They are easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By kaweeka
Would these mounts be something that would lend...

Would these mounts be something that would lend itself to 3D printing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By kaweeka
I love it!! I've been wanting to do the same from...

I love it!! I've been wanting to do the same from the VS, mounting my 360 Fly to get shots "above" the aircraft. I'm not a machinist, nor do I have access to create the exquisite mounting hardware...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-29-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,445
Posted By kaweeka
Really enjoying the videos. I just finished my...

Really enjoying the videos. I just finished my first day from Sacramento to Plainview, Texas and tried the time lapse function. Mine only has a 1s setting and I haven't taken a look yet. Keep your...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,933
Posted By kaweeka
Glad I didn't do anything after I snapped it off...

Glad I didn't do anything after I snapped it off with my big head. I remembered something about comms and needing an antenna connected and thought this might be similar.
Thanks everyone for...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,933
Posted By kaweeka
Broke my transponder antenna today

My transponder antenna broke while cleaning the belly today. Will I damage the transponder I power up the system? I ordered one from ACS but it won't be here until next week and I'm trying to get...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-30-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By kaweeka
That's great! What was the frame rate set at for...

That's great! What was the frame rate set at for the video?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,445
Posted By kaweeka
That sounds fantastic! I'm looking forward to...

That sounds fantastic! I'm looking forward to following your adventure.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By kaweeka
+1 for Kracon. Check March 2018 Vans Calendar for...

+1 for Kracon. Check March 2018 Vans Calendar for an example. Great to work with and will do whatever it takes to make sure you're happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,465
Posted By kaweeka
Like others, you wanted advice. I'll give you my...

Like others, you wanted advice. I'll give you my 38 years and almost 7000 hours worth. I feel you're overestimating the ability to reliably get to and from work. It is not like and automobile in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-05-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By kaweeka
Very nice video, Steve. I'm still figuring out...

Very nice video, Steve. I'm still figuring out the best camera locations for my trip. This helps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
I checked with the original builder before buying...

I checked with the original builder before buying the piston. Red faced over reading the valve clearance without glasses on. Thanks. Does anyone have a collection of rods to swap for mine? I just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
New Superior Millenium cylinder went on yesterday...

New Superior Millenium cylinder went on yesterday with 9:1 compression. I checked ring gap as directed, oiled up the cylinder and piston. Pretty straight forward with the oversight of experience and,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-02-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By kaweeka
Nice! Thanks for that piece.

Nice! Thanks for that piece.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
I'm reading about Lycoming's recommendation about...

I'm reading about Lycoming's recommendation about using a torque plate whenever a cylinder is removed. I have not, and only rotated the crankshaft enough to get the piston pin out. Cylinder arrives...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
I pulled the cylinder yesterday and took a few...

I pulled the cylinder yesterday and took a few photos. To my untrained eye it looks and feels pretty good. I can see crosshatching from the machining and some alterations in color and sheen but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
Narrative from the oil analysis 20 hours ago in...

Narrative from the oil analysis 20 hours ago in November:

"Compared to the engine's history, chrome and iron are a little high. There isn't so much metal we'd
sound any alarms just yet, but the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
Uppers look fine, lowers have some carbon buildup...

Uppers look fine, lowers have some carbon buildup but still pretty good. I'm using the Denso iridium auto plugs recommended by Klaus with his Lightspeed ignition.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By kaweeka
New cylinder or no

I have an IO 320 with 730 hours. The plane has run well and shows no change in power or oil consumption. Last Blackstone analysis from November noted an increase in Chrome and iron along with...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-21-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By kaweeka
Tour of the Caribbean 2020

March 1, 2020 I will be setting out for a 3 month sabbatical that will take me from Lincoln, Ca (near Sacramento) across the US to Florida. After a few days catching up with friends, we'll be...
Forum: Interiors 12-20-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,024
Posted By kaweeka
Bruce, I took my seats to Paco's Custom...

Bruce,
I took my seats to Paco's Custom Upholstery here in Roseville. As you've seen, they do great work and can recommend new foam and cut to match. I'll text you their number. I've been very...
Forum: Safety 12-18-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,756
Posted By kaweeka
reading the whole post would have helped. I got...

reading the whole post would have helped. I got it. Sorry!
Forum: Safety 12-18-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,756
Posted By kaweeka
How can I listen to the webinar after the...

How can I listen to the webinar after the fact?
Thanks,
David
Forum: Photography 12-18-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By kaweeka
I've been playing with various locations and...

I've been playing with various locations and mounts, both inside and out, to see what views I like and where the vibration is less. With the 8, you have the advantage of exceptional stabilization...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,377
Posted By kaweeka
I feel like a fool but I'm on the updates and...

I feel like a fool but I'm on the updates and download section for the G3x and all I see is v8.4. I cannot find v8.5 anywhere. What am I missing?
David
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-28-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,584
Posted By kaweeka
Bruce's numbers are nearly exact to mine. It's a...

Bruce's numbers are nearly exact to mine. It's a wonderful cruising machine.
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