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Excessive RPM Drop On Mag Check Not Always The Mag’s Fault

By Tom Roberts Now that I am past this, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I learned a lot. My Van’s RV-7A had developed an ignition problem. Our -7A has one conventional impulse coupled magneto on the left … Continue reading

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Follow Up On Dynon AutoPilot Setup

By Dan Heath Due to sort of crummy weather this morning, I had to wait till afternoon to get in a little KR flying. So, after lunch, I headed to the airport. It was still fairly overcast until around 3. … Continue reading

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My Trip To The 40th Anniversary KR Gathering

By Dan Heath I have been working for the last two years to install a Corvair engine, to replace the VW that it was running for over 100 hours. Because this engine is a bit heavier than the VW, I … Continue reading

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Winning The “Cold” War With Engine Preheaters

As the weather began to get cold this winter, I started to see and hear about different strategies for winning the Cold War. Not the Cold War against a major communist country that gave up in the 1980’s when they … Continue reading

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Mike Busch Webinar: Leaning Your Engine

Presented here is Mike Busch’s latest webinar titled “Leaning Basics.” This was presented on February 2, 2011, and was suggested by Ken Harrill, our technical advisor. Hope you enjoy it! If you have trouble viewing the webinar presented here, try … Continue reading

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Three Out of Four Ain’t Bad

As several of you already know, my brother and I had a slight episode with the engine on our Van’s RV-7A. When we built the airplane, we bought a new, 180 horsepower, Superior XP-360 from Mattituck. The Superior XP-360 is … Continue reading

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