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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-15-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By Raymo
Also of interest to the site...

Also of interest to the site provider:

vansairforce.com resolves to 204.144.126.109
204.144.126.109 resolves to ftp.vansairforce.net (ping -a 204.144.126.109)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Raymo
Sounds just like mine last Jan/Feb/Mar until I...

Sounds just like mine last Jan/Feb/Mar until I installed the gear fairings.

If you don't yet have your fairings installed, which apparently is the Vans recommendation during break-in, I think your...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-14-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Raymo
I have the Dynon 261 (TT-22) and 470. It will...

I have the Dynon 261 (TT-22) and 470. It will display weather in Foreflight but it is blocky (not as good a presentation as the Skyview) and not consistent (works sometimes but not all the time). I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Raymo
Though the valve should stop the flow of fuel,...

Though the valve should stop the flow of fuel, there should be no fuel flow to the carburetor with the valve open unless there is some demand for the fuel. I suppose it could siphon but I've not...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-14-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By Raymo
I have only seen this when doing web searches...

I have only seen this when doing web searches were cached pages are displayed in this manner. Double check that you are actually on vansairforce.com.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-14-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By Raymo
My router is configured to use Google's DNS...

My router is configured to use Google's DNS server first and I have no issues with pages displaying the first time, every time. Though I suspect that not all issues are DNS related.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By Raymo
When you can answer Mahlon's questions, you'll...

When you can answer Mahlon's questions, you'll likely find the solution.

IMO, at that DA, you will need to lean the mixture to get full power. I typically start leaning at around 2000' to maintain...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-13-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By Raymo
On a Windows PC, try using CTRL-F5 to force a...

On a Windows PC, try using CTRL-F5 to force a full refresh of the page when F5 (refresh) doesn't work.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By Raymo
Try clearing your browser cache and cookies. If...

Try clearing your browser cache and cookies. If you don't know how, it is an easy web search for whichever browser you are using.

You might also try using a different browser (e.g. Chrome).

If the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Raymo
I used the dot/pencil method and my spinner is...

I used the dot/pencil method and my spinner is spot on. Didn't take long.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-13-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Raymo
Mine is also rounded but mostly due to the fact...

Mine is also rounded but mostly due to the fact that I laid it up on the canopy versus making it separate and bonding.

https://i.imgur.com/WE8PMeSl.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Raymo
The price of used Lycoming and Millennium branded...

The price of used Lycoming and Millennium branded covers just took a dive :D
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Raymo
I recently used some on an ADI Super Stallion...

I recently used some on an ADI Super Stallion wiring job. They require a special crimper, which works well but is difficult to gauge wire insertion depth while also crimping the rubber seal at the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Raymo
Looks like something was under the skin (metal...

Looks like something was under the skin (metal shaving?) when you bucked the rivets. If accessible, you might be able to use a thin piece of metal to fish it out and smooth the skin a bit but a mark...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By Raymo
I think you could use a piece of flared tubing...

I think you could use a piece of flared tubing (maybe over-flared) and some fine Emery cloth or similar to carefully buff out the scratch.

Also, consider calling Tom at TS Flightlines for an expert...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Raymo
Drill them on the bench, as mentioned above. As...

Drill them on the bench, as mentioned above. As long as they are straight, that is what matters. Trim to fit after the hinges are installed.
Forum: Southeast 12-11-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Raymo
Mitch, Dennis has his back but he is out of town...

Mitch,

Dennis has his back but he is out of town for the next couple days. Since you'll be flying south, you might want to stop in FL and have Jesse Saint get it done. He could also take a look at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Raymo
Lots of good articles on AvWeb by John Deakin...

Lots of good articles on AvWeb by John Deakin (https://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182146-1.html), as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Raymo
If I recall, Slick recommends a 100 hour timing...

If I recall, Slick recommends a 100 hour timing check and 2 degrees as the max amount of timing shift you should see with each check. As Jesse mentioned, they wear internally and some shift is normal...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,836
Posted By Raymo
I agree with those that suggest keeping your...

I agree with those that suggest keeping your options open for a 6/7/9 but would add the 8 as well, unless you must have side-by-side. They all fly about the same but landings are a bit different. It...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Raymo
I believe this is a cable like the mixture...

I believe this is a cable like the mixture (vernier), which has rubber boots to keep dirt/dust out. They are easily removed once the rod end has been removed. You can then remove the two nuts that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Raymo
I use a Fluke with auto-range but it can be...

I use a Fluke with auto-range but it can be disabled. I usually see plugs reading 1.2k to 1.9k Ohms. Above that, to me, is a concern. I know they are supposed to be good up to 5k Ohms.

That said,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Raymo
I have only seen them with an UP stop, since that...

I have only seen them with an UP stop, since that switch is typically not momentary.

There is an example on the PH Aviation website (http://www.phaviation.com/?page_id=26) (also a forum sponsor).
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-06-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,167
Posted By Raymo
The leg stiffeners are optional. I found they are...

The leg stiffeners are optional. I found they are not needed on my -7A.

YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,588
Posted By Raymo
I just installed a sump heater...

I just installed a sump heater (https://www.amazon.com/Kats-24150-Watt-Universal-Heater/dp/B000I8TQD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1512506357&sr=1-1&keywords=Kat%27s+Universal+Hot+Pad+Heater)...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Raymo
Call Don at AFP. He can overhaul your Bendix...

Call Don at AFP. He can overhaul your Bendix servo along with doing the flow test, which you can't do, and provide all the parts required to get you going.

Don George, in Orlando FL can OH your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Raymo
At 17 years, I'd suggest it is time to OH the...

At 17 years, I'd suggest it is time to OH the carb but would not rule out some other components that are involved, like mags, wires and plugs.

Take-off power at sea level is typically full rich. You...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By Raymo
I gained some avionics skills in the 90s that I...

I gained some avionics skills in the 90s that I put into use helping others while I was building at another airport. Now that I have moved my finished plane, I've had to start acquiring 2 sets of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-01-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Raymo
If you haven't already, consider the Anti-Splat...

If you haven't already, consider the Anti-Splat nose wheel bearing mod. They also sell a nice digital spring scale for measuring break-out force.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Raymo
Builder logs are optional and usually done to...

Builder logs are optional and usually done to prove to the FAA that you qualify to apply for the repairman's certificate.

My -7A had a very nice build log when I purchased the half done kit. Since I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,364
Posted By Raymo
Mags were replaced with electronic ignition.

Mags were replaced with electronic ignition.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Raymo
Lots of differences but I believe the biggest is...

Lots of differences but I believe the biggest is the MGW due to different spars and other improvements.

RV-6 = 1600 lbs
RV-7 = 1800 lbs

Max fuel:
-7 = 42
-6 = 38

-7s sell quickly for a premium...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Raymo
Using the James long cowl required a 4" extension...

Using the James long cowl required a 4" extension from Saber, who also supplied the bolts. This extension does not require super long bolts. The extension bolts to the flange and the prop to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Raymo
I bought the RV Bits intersection fairings and...

I bought the RV Bits intersection fairings and they fit fine. My hangar mate with a -6 installed new Vans gear and intersection fairings. I think they fit better than mine and appear to be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Raymo
My -7A did the same when starting in cold PA...

My -7A did the same when starting in cold PA weather last week. Started, quit, started, quit. I had to leave the boost pump on to get it to stay running the 3rd time. Once warmed up, all was fine and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Raymo
Stein has a good video on this...

Stein has a good video on this topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQqK9t7f9M
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,364
Posted By Raymo
He swapped mags for electronic ignition. It has...

He swapped mags for electronic ignition. It has all changed.

I also suspect it is a lifter problem, based on the information provided. How is the oil pressure looking during the test? Try a thicker...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-28-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Raymo
I'm on the fence as well for the SA charts but...

I'm on the fence as well for the SA charts but not yet instrument rated (me or the airplane) so I'll probably hold off with hopes that Dynon will eventually support a different company with better...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Raymo
Free for 10 days. Lots of IAs use this but it's...

Free for 10 days. Lots of IAs use this but it's not cheap.

AD Toolbox (https://www.airworthinessdirectives.com/)
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Raymo
The PTT is simply closing a connection to ground,...

The PTT is simply closing a connection to ground, telling your radio to transmit.

Try turning off all electronics except one radio. If that is clear, turn on one item at a time until you determine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Raymo
Sounds like the cylinders (rings) are broken in...

Sounds like the cylinders (rings) are broken in but the rest of the engine may still be in progress. I would suggest (based on MFG recommendations) you stick with mineral oil for the first 25 hours....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,710
Posted By Raymo
I was about to build one of these. Shut up and...

I was about to build one of these. Shut up and take my money! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Raymo
IMO, the faster you can get the engine oil to 180...

IMO, the faster you can get the engine oil to 180 degrees, the better. Even in the summer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By Raymo
Have you checked for continuity the shield and...

Have you checked for continuity the shield and each wire?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-16-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Raymo
The only benefit I see for parallel (have never...

The only benefit I see for parallel (have never seen one installed) would be if the mechanical pump diaphragm were leaking and dumping fuel out the drain, resulting in a higher fuel flow than you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,455
Posted By Raymo
I found a mid-time O-360-A4M (solid crank) on BS...

I found a mid-time O-360-A4M (solid crank) on BS for $8k + $500 shipping from a 2002 Piper Archer that was in an AZ flight school and flew around 100 hrs a month. The plane was destroyed in a wind...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By Raymo
Are the magnetometer wires running near other...

Are the magnetometer wires running near other wires (e.g. heated pitot) that might be inducing a magnetic field?
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,559
Posted By Raymo
Fixed wing aircraft air-to-air is...

Fixed wing aircraft air-to-air is 122.750

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=7758
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,609
Posted By Raymo
Check out Allan's video...

Check out Allan's video (https://antisplataero.com/products/almost-a-rv14-seat-mod) at the bottom of the product page.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,609
Posted By Raymo
Either will give you the RV grin. If you opt for...

Either will give you the RV grin. If you opt for the -7, build it with the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod for more seat back room.

I'm 5'8" and 205 but have friends that want to fly that are well over...
Forum: ADS-B 11-13-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Raymo
I have a copy I can send you, along with the...

I have a copy I can send you, along with the instructions.

Garmin allows A&Ps to install the 335 but require a dealer to install the 345.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,274
Posted By Raymo
I believe Nigel took his -8 up to 28k or so....

I believe Nigel took his -8 up to 28k or so.

Thread link (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=132597)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Raymo
I have the Airflow Performance FM150 with about 2...

I have the Airflow Performance FM150 with about 2 inches of clearance. I had to cut a little off the front of the SJ filter housing to get this much, which works well with the A model 3 blade Catto...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Raymo
According to the installation manual, it depends...

According to the installation manual, it depends on the connection of pin 59 (PWR CONFIG).

From the manual:

The PWR CONFIG input sets the remote on/off feature. This is connected to ground for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Raymo
Good catch, Bob. Thanks.

Good catch, Bob. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Raymo
One of the least expensive solutions for IFR...

One of the least expensive solutions for IFR capability is the SL30.

If you want to get to GPS approaches, the GNC 300XL will do the job for non-precision approaches. There are some threads on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Raymo
Sam would know that information. Catto gets the...

Sam would know that information. Catto gets the hardware from him and can also source the extension with your order.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Raymo
Call Sam at Saber MFG (http://www.sabermfg.com/)....

Call Sam at Saber MFG (http://www.sabermfg.com/). He'll set you up with the correct extension, bolts, etc.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-07-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Raymo
I think a -7 with the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod...

I think a -7 with the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod and rudder peddles mounted all the way forward would be a fine fit.

I plan to install the Almost -14 mod in my -7A for taller passengers.
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Raymo
Mine are the newer version, wired per...

Mine are the newer version, wired per instructions but I wanted a little more reflection from the lights so I applied aluminum tape on the entire surface under the wingtip lens. This might also help...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By Raymo
I purchased my kit from the original builder in,...

I purchased my kit from the original builder in, essentially, quick build state with no finishing kit, engine or avionics. It was finished in just over 2 years of weekends, holidays and vacation...
Forum: Southeast 11-06-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By Raymo
I'd forgotten my son's birthday is this week and...

I'd forgotten my son's birthday is this week and he wants to have friends over this Saturday so I won't be able to make it.

If anyone has an open seat, Tom may be be looking.
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