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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,888
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Remember the soft isolator is opposite side on...

Remember the soft isolator is opposite side on the bottom versus the top!
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Used Walmart 93 octane premium for hundreds of...

Used Walmart 93 octane premium for hundreds of hours with the Rotas 912S 100HP engine. At 1200 hours pulled the gear box for R&R and it had no Lead paste what so ever. Also never found any lead paste...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By Boyd Birchler
This is from Magnecor's web site! KV85...

This is from Magnecor's web site!
KV85 COMPETITION CABLE CN25 SERIES 8.5mm

Features Magnecor's exclusive 2.5mm Metallic Inductance Suppressed CN25 conductor, consisting of a special alloy wire...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I have mild problems of the same nature with my...

I have mild problems of the same nature with my RV7 and Electroair system (same set up as yours: one EI+1 impulse mag). Be nice to know if the red set of wires makes the problem go away.

Very...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,805
Posted By Boyd Birchler
46 years of using talc on many hundreds aircraft...

46 years of using talc on many hundreds aircraft tires. I have never seen any adverse effects even though I did not use it sparingly!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I see no one has said anything about a loose...

I see no one has said anything about a loose connection. I have seen connections that would not leak fuel, but would suck air enough to cause this type of problem. If the phenomena is truly only on...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Changing the aileron rigging will not cure a...

Changing the aileron rigging will not cure a heavy wing! The ailerons will always trail where the forces are equal. If one trails low and the other high; that means they are in equilibrium. The...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Sensenich CS prop that you have; can not find any...

Sensenich CS prop that you have; can not find any information on it. Did not know Sensenich made a CS prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Boyd Birchler
You can buy 327 TPX all day long for less than...

You can buy 327 TPX all day long for less than Garmin's flat rate, but I guess you're taking a chance buying a supposedly operating as removed versus a factory overhauled...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Check the cams in the mags. On a Slick the cam is...

Check the cams in the mags. On a Slick the cam is a little plastic paddle, there was a batch of them a few years back that wore very quickly.

If the points are not opening enough because of a worn...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 455,862
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Engine mount isolaters

Do not forget: the Lord or Barry rubber isolaters should be opposite on the bottom mounts from the top mounts. This is because the static compression on the mount rubbers is opposite on the bottom...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,876
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Fuel flow transducer

My guess is the transducers are not the problem, but an intermittent wiring connection is. What is the probability that you could see that many failures when the rest of us almost never see failures...
Forum: RV-4 08-07-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,693
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Hikari LED H4 bulbs

I bought the Hikari H4/9003 LED bulbs. I find out my reflector housing is for H3 halogen bulbs that have a much smaller mount ring that is attached by a screw. I have looked through Duck Works stuff...
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,693
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I managed to find the answers to my questions....

I managed to find the answers to my questions. Only the high beams are lit for our use. The H4 / 9003 plug when held so the prongs are pointing at your face, center prong up: left prong is negative,...
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,693
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Only high beam is used. These lights are dual...

Only high beam is used. These lights are dual beam (I'm guessing that actually means bright and dim/low beam or high beam is on one or the other is off.). You need to power neutral and high beam...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,532
Posted By Boyd Birchler
My plane had your carbureted engine with a fixed...

My plane had your carbureted engine with a fixed Sensenich prop when I bought it.

On take off,full throttle, I got 2300 RPM during climb.

I have since changed the engine over to fuel injection...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Wx from the gulf tropical depression "Alberto"...

Wx from the gulf tropical depression "Alberto" has kept us in Newport News/Norfolk area. No use to go from here until reasonable VFR is available to the south, which may take most of a week. I know...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
We flew the Hudson River Corridor yesterday!...

We flew the Hudson River Corridor yesterday! Fantastic experience I recommend to every pilot who doesn't have a problem with TFRs. More about the flight...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By Boyd Birchler
We are lucky guys who have wives that share the...

We are lucky guys who have wives that share the experience with us!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Absolutely will take a look, thanks for the...

Absolutely will take a look, thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Kind of obvious Judy is often my ghost writer...

Kind of obvious Judy is often my ghost writer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Today we departed KIAG Niagara Falls, flew the...

Today we departed KIAG Niagara Falls, flew the Lake Ontario shoreline, across the top of Vermont & New Hampshire, across the mountains to 59B, Jackman, Maine. We were late departing so suffered...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-20-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Not sure I can do this on the fly from my phone...

Not sure I can do this on the fly from my phone but will try. We're off in moments!

http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/perimeter-flight/and-were-off-the-usa-perimeter-flight-begins/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,611
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Wife said she did not want to be in the back,...

Wife said she did not want to be in the back, especially if we are IFR; so we have a 7. However her plane is a Decathlon and I ride in back. Go figure?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-19-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Thanks for all of the suggestions. Kind of scary...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Kind of scary that there are tethered balloons out there that are not marked: Yikes!

Had no idea Arizona had a Monsoon season, but had looked for a way through the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-18-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By Boyd Birchler
RV7 USA Perimeter Flight

My wife and I will be flying our RV7 around the perimeter of America over the next 6 weeks. We are watching the weather and hope to depart KMQJ, Indianapolis, Indiana, Monday, 5/20/18. Our trip...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 650,912
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Panel

So is your back up for a screen failure an independent autopilot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,175
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Have stop drilled plexiglass cracks at least 20...

Have stop drilled plexiglass cracks at least 20 times. Never had a problem. Always used a 1/16" bit. Drill past the visible end of the crack 1.5 time the bit diameter. Use something like the end of a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I would look at whether there is a difference in...

I would look at whether there is a difference in egt/cht evident at full throttle altitude. When cruising at 23 square at say 3000 feet the inside of the manifold is below ambient, so it can suck air...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,151
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Some times funny indications are because of...

Some times funny indications are because of indicator errors,problems with senders,wiring etc. Sometimes fuel pressure fluctuations are caused by a leak in the suction side of the fuel system that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,522
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Never had a Lycoming pump fail! That is with 6000...

Never had a Lycoming pump fail! That is with 6000 plus hours of owing 20+ (Only 16 had lycomings) airplanes. Only mechanical pump I ever had fail, was on a Rotax 912, there was a service letter about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,062
Posted By Boyd Birchler
We used strakes in an identical manor on a Pitts...

We used strakes in an identical manor on a Pitts S1t experimental. The stock fabric covered gear had no problems, but when that was changed to aluminum gear; it limited max G in high G pulls. Adding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,088
Posted By Boyd Birchler
My plane (RV7) had no gear leg stiffeners. The...

My plane (RV7) had no gear leg stiffeners. The gear would only occasionally shimmy.
The main reason for installing "Woodman's" stiffeners was to eliminate the little skipping and bouncing on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I have seen it done on both Continentals and...

I have seen it done on both Continentals and Lycomings and they ran fine. I have knowledge of a V8 Indy car engine that had 7 cylinders .125" over and one that was standard ( it isn't cheat'n if you...
Forum: COMM 11-14-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Antenna placement would not be an issue with the...

Antenna placement would not be an issue with the com antenna until it is transmitting. Your issue is occurring prior to any transmitting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,236
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I've only done a bit over 50 aircraft cylinders....

I've only done a bit over 50 aircraft cylinders. I have seen a good amount of broken rings, but never one broken that close to the end. Makes me wonder if it was partially cracked before it was ever...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Originally Posted by maniago View Post If it has...

Originally Posted by maniago View Post
If it has a CS prop, I'd pull that for sure and look at the sludge for a warm fuzzy.


I used to pull 2 Hartzell props every 3 years for a recurrent AD. Never...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By Boyd Birchler
The Sylvania Zevo 194 LED, I'm guessing most of...

The Sylvania Zevo 194 LED, I'm guessing most of the LED bulb is made out of plastic, while the original was/is glass. My tail light has a strobe tube circling around the bulb, it gets pretty hot. Is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,703
Posted By Boyd Birchler
651 NM / 750 statute on 29 gallons. RV7 with 42...

651 NM / 750 statute on 29 gallons. RV7 with 42 gallon tanks, down low +- 3500 msl. LOP 7.2 GPH.
KSLR/ Sulfur Springs,Tx to KMQJ/ Indy Regional to KBAK/ Columbus,In.
Forum: Southeast 08-23-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,635
Posted By Boyd Birchler
More proof: altitude is your friend!

More proof: altitude is your friend!
Forum: Safety 08-18-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,235
Posted By Boyd Birchler
There have been 3 "A" model RV's flip in the...

There have been 3 "A" model RV's flip in the Indianapolis area,all on grass strips. Despite their directional control issues there have been no tail wheel RV's flip during the same period of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-04-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,443
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Hot Start

Very informative Don Maxwell video on hot starting technique on a IO-360A1B6D. Works quite well.

Video for Gladewater texas Mooney hot start Don▶ 8:54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbRYqS-fRo0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,710
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Does the name Rhino driver come from flying a...

Does the name Rhino driver come from flying a DR109 or one design?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I'll soon be going to non touch GDU 370's. I'm...

I'll soon be going to non touch GDU 370's. I'm sure I will be coming back to your presentation. It appears I may want the external auto pilot control after all.
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,574
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Sniffle valve seals off so it does not permit air...

Sniffle valve seals off so it does not permit air to be sucked into the intake manifold through the little valve when the engine is running and is open to drain the intake of residual fuel (usually...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,433
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Lycomings like to eat the front 2 cam lobes. Have...

Lycomings like to eat the front 2 cam lobes. Have seen it many times, at least twice on my own engines. I have had just as good of luck just replacing cam (new) and the 3 bad lifters as I have had...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,245
Posted By Boyd Birchler
In the certified world they have been wedge...

In the certified world they have been wedge shimming Cessna's axles for 60 plus years (with much steeper angles than your 2,8 degrees). Although it does put a bending load on the head and nut, I have...
Forum: Tools 05-30-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,179
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I bought a Vividia VA-400. Much less money than...

I bought a Vividia VA-400. Much less money than the Harbor freight one I already have. Perfect focal length for what we need looking inside cylinders.
You do need a lap top to view, that may not be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 106,991
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Judy a 1200 hour PVT pilot can again fly other than LSA

http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/blog/me-and-basicmed-reform/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,753
Posted By Boyd Birchler
BasicMed Judy solo'd the RV7

1200 hour private pilot gets to fly something other than LSA

http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/blog/me-and-basicmed-reform/
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Doubt it did any harm. Similar to having one carb...

Doubt it did any harm.
Similar to having one carb cable break.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Boyd Birchler
There must be something unusual about switching...

There must be something unusual about switching the load for strobes!
My stobes had been causing noise in the intercom so I left them off except in high traffic areas.

On the way back to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,672
Posted By Boyd Birchler
On acro planes we all used the SD8. Kept...

On acro planes we all used the SD8. Kept everything going, never saw any problems,but we did not have much equipment.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I have used the HVLP turbine system, and found it...

I have used the HVLP turbine system, and found it to be a pain to use. The problem is the air heats as you spray. You can get around that by slightly closing off the garden hose (yes the air comes to...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 204,330
Posted By Boyd Birchler
NavWorx ADS-B units with P/N 200-0112 and...

NavWorx ADS-B units with P/N 200-0112 and 200-0113 are TSO-C154c compliant and are not the subject of this proposed AD.
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,198
Posted By Boyd Birchler
IF you can get it; summer blend (when it gets...

IF you can get it; summer blend (when it gets warm)91 octane auto "with out alcohol" is the best fuel for a Rotax. With alchol is next best. 100LL should be the last fuel of choice. Lead will cause...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,428
Posted By Boyd Birchler
No problems running 91+ no alcohol MoGas....

No problems running 91+ no alcohol MoGas. Initially was a Lyclone O-360 with gascolator on the firewall. Changed the same Engine to Bendix fuel injection/IO-360, eliminated the gascolator and placed...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,531
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Machine a wedge to go under the flange between...

Machine a wedge to go under the flange between the the servo and the cold air induction. It would need to be something like 1/4" to zero on the top. Might work. Does Airflow make a shorter servo?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,297
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Have seen one AFP fuel distributor that the same...

Have seen one AFP fuel distributor that the same problem occur as yours. It had been in use for 8 years or so, the fittings going to the lines or the fuel pressure, (don't remember which), had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,608
Posted By Boyd Birchler
You do not say why you believe the low pressure...

You do not say why you believe the low pressure was caused by the mechanical pump being defective. It could be caused by other phenomena, like ice or fod in the fuel system between the boost pump and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,608
Posted By Boyd Birchler
I have seen lots of fuel pumps with 2000 or more...

I have seen lots of fuel pumps with 2000 or more hours on them.
I have no fear of a fuel pump with 1000 hours or more than 20 years old.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-25-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,380
Posted By Boyd Birchler
Looks like a great engine. The pistons look...

Looks like a great engine. The pistons look really good, no evidence of harsh blow by on the piston skirts. The inside of the rear case,crank case and the rocker box areas of the cylinders indicate...
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