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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Raymo
Check the fitting in your cylinder where you get...

Check the fitting in your cylinder where you get the MAP and make sure it either has a very small hole you, as Bill R recommends, install a rivet with a small hole drilled in it to stabilize MAP...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By Raymo
Correct. You can also disconnect the MAP line and...

Correct. You can also disconnect the MAP line and it will not advance. I recently configured the P-Mags for an RV-8 with 10.5:1 CR using the PC application (ver 4) provided by EMag and set Adv Shift...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By Raymo
You will need a GAD-29 (not 29B, which is the...

You will need a GAD-29 (not 29B, which is the certified, and more expensive, version) to get full functionality of the 430W into the G5. It also needs RS-232 for MAPX, which provides limited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Raymo
Ditto for the cooling inlets but I peeled the...

Ditto for the cooling inlets but I peeled the outer layer of rubber off to allow more flexibility. Also only clamped on the plenum side.
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-25-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Raymo
ACS carries a Rapco vacuum system kit, which...

ACS carries a Rapco vacuum system kit, which includes Rapco Silicone hoses (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/siliconehose.php?clickkey=2327548).

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Raymo
Check Amazon for marine grade heat shrink...

Check Amazon for marine grade heat shrink (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=marine+grade+heat+shrink+tubing&crid=3FK4AYOSESAKL&sprefix=marine+grade+%2Caps%2C168&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_13).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Raymo
Dual Dynon SV1000T screens with synVis so I have...

Dual Dynon SV1000T screens with synVis so I have the basic subscription ($99, I think). I purchased a refurb iPad Mini 4 just for FF but used just my iPhone for quite some time and now rarely pull...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Raymo
I've been flying for nearly 2.5 years. After...

I've been flying for nearly 2.5 years. After reviewing what it would take to upgrade, I opted to keep my current setup.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Raymo
Response above...

Response above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Raymo
If I recall, 6061-T4 / T6 would be too brittle to...

If I recall, 6061-T4 / T6 would be too brittle to bend vs 2024-T3. The bend at the bottom adds rigidity to the panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Raymo
+1 for Carl's recommendation. Skyview linked to...

+1 for Carl's recommendation.

Skyview linked to FF on my iPhone gives me traffic call-outs and the 500' (GPS) AGL as well. Skyview itself will only say "Traffic" at this point in time but I imagine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Raymo
I have a FP prop so don't pay as much attention...

I have a FP prop so don't pay as much attention to MAP as I likely should but here are my cruise numbers. Dual P-Mags programmed using the Emag EICAD application (v4).

2550 RPM = 155 KTAS @ 7.5 - 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By Raymo
The Raider and Rocket kits are not pre-punched,...

The Raider and Rocket kits are not pre-punched, as are the other newer Vans designs. Ray built his very quickly but he is retired, is an old A&P with tons of experience (also built a RV-7 and rebuilt...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Raymo
The wheel pants must be custom fit for every...

The wheel pants must be custom fit for every build. Sounds like whoever did the trimming/fitting on yours didn't quite get it right. Whether to fix it or not is entirely up to you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By Raymo
This tool from Amazon...

This tool from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Tools-11477-Ratcheting-Terminal/dp/B0069TRKJ0/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_469_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GRSTGF5NAFZ1V3W4CXP6) does a great job crimping...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Raymo
You'll want to leave the harness connected. Mine...

You'll want to leave the harness connected. Mine are just tie wrapped under the cowling for easy access through the oil door. I've adjusted mine a few times for Adv Shift and Max Adv and happy with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By Raymo
Another vote for the 2nd access hole. Vans sells...

Another vote for the 2nd access hole. Vans sells a repair kit for < $10 to cover the hole and is already pre-punched and includes the sealed pop rivets.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Raymo
Pick up a roll of F4 tape on Amazon...

Pick up a roll of F4 tape on Amazon...
Forum: ADS-B 06-24-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Raymo
You might want to consider the Trig TT31, which...

You might want to consider the Trig TT31, which will slide into the KT76A tray. You'll still need to connect the optional GPS receiver and antenna, though.

8-10 hours is typical for the installation...
Forum: Primers 06-21-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Raymo
If you plan to paint the plane, do not apply...

If you plan to paint the plane, do not apply Corrosion-X. Wait until after painting.
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Raymo
I have had very good results from this tool set...

I have had very good results from this tool set...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By Raymo
I set mine at the widest range possible and was...

I set mine at the widest range possible and was still not happy with the onset of tones. While working with VAC, I re-did the calibration and set it at 3 knots above actual stall speed. It now works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,887
Posted By Raymo
As requested from this other thread...

As requested from this other thread...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By Raymo
PM me if you'd like a short video of my AFP setup...

PM me if you'd like a short video of my AFP setup with the 90 degree elbow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,957
Posted By Raymo
Do you have the ALT fail light/indicator hooked...

Do you have the ALT fail light/indicator hooked up? My PP failed while on approach a couple months ago. Sent it in to Hartzel and they sent back a new unit (under warranty). While waiting for the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Raymo
Fuel inject will help with running LOP for best...

Fuel inject will help with running LOP for best GPH. Electronic ignition also helps in this area.

I've done many 4 hour legs and a couple days with two 4 hour legs (Savannah, GA > San Antonio, TX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Raymo
I can't be sure but I have found that closing...

I can't be sure but I have found that closing Foreflight after it made its initial connection would result in no ADS-B data after restarting FF. Flight plan transfer continued to work. Had to power...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Raymo
SB direct...

SB direct link:

http://www.dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bulletin_060619.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Raymo
Guessing this is the aft end of the canopy and...

Guessing this is the aft end of the canopy and the rivet heads have sheared off, likely from twisting of the canopy by lifting from the side vs the center.

I'd consider using either epoxy/flox mix...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Raymo
That additional information on counters makes it...

That additional information on counters makes it quite perplexing. Next time you fly, be sure to have a USB drive (tested to work) and hit the 2 and 7 buttons to save a screen shot on each. Send...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Raymo
Not sure, Gary, but worth confirming. Also check...

Not sure, Gary, but worth confirming. Also check that both screens are using the same RX/TX port numbers.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Raymo
The ADS-B in box is connected to both screens. I...

The ADS-B in box is connected to both screens. I suspect you may have a loose connection on the secondary screen.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,117
Posted By Raymo
Here's my -7A at nearly full throttle but not at...

Here's my -7A at nearly full throttle but not at cruise ALT.

At 10.5k, I cruise at 2550 RPM, 160 KTAS and 8 GPH. Lower at 8.5k same RPM but only 155 KTAS and 8 GPH.

https://i.imgur.com/m9ItG5kl.png
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Raymo
Ed, The 2020 antenna is not affected. Some or...

Ed,

The 2020 antenna is not affected. Some or all of the older 250 antennas are in need of the update firmware.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Raymo
It certainly can be used for approach, when tied...

It certainly can be used for approach, when tied to a certified navigator, which was my point. Even with a certified navigator, the GPS-250 cannot be used as a nav source.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Raymo
That's what I did but my AD-AHRS are simply...

That's what I did but my AD-AHRS are simply mounted on two pieces of aluminum angle. Lots of room on the sub-panel for those items, unless you are installing IFR hardware, which will consume more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By Raymo
Here is the one I bought...

Here is the one I bought...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Raymo
This was covered on the Dynon forum, which is...

This was covered on the Dynon forum, which is down until they replace it with the new system but the above statement doesn't sound right. The Dynon GPS250 cannot be used on an IFR approach. I'd...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-04-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Raymo
We went from 2 dogs to 3 when a skin-and-bone...

We went from 2 dogs to 3 when a skin-and-bone stray showed up at our stables. Two months of steady food while staying in and around the barn, a trip to the vet for the "fix" and he's doing well. In...
Forum: Safety 06-03-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Raymo
I know of a couple builders that installed a trim...

I know of a couple builders that installed a trim reverse and trim off switch due to having a run-away trim occurrence on more than one occasion. The reverse switch moved the trim in the opposite...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-31-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Raymo
Awesome paint job! I hope to get mine done this...

Awesome paint job! I hope to get mine done this fall/winter as well.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By Raymo
Nice work, Vern. I made it over last month but...

Nice work, Vern. I made it over last month but only for a night and didn't have time to contact you. A retired Army friend and Chinook pilot at Rucker lives nearby. He and his son (studying for his...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By Raymo
Tank repair - outer bay

I had to do this recently due to a slow leak that was getting worse. Purchase the parts that are normally used on the inboard end of the tank and create a new access panel. Mine was leaking at a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,270
Posted By Raymo
Mine was doing the same and caused a shimmy...

Mine was doing the same and caused a shimmy during landing roll-out. A close tolerance bolt mostly fixed it but I know it is a temporary fix. I'll be doing the taper pin fix in the near future.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By Raymo
If you re-use an existing rivet hole, that should...

If you re-use an existing rivet hole, that should be covered. I don't recall having to install/countersink any other holes in the FW where a stiffener backed the hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By Raymo
There are a couple options for dimpling those...

There are a couple options for dimpling those types of holes. One is to countersink a metal block, place the block on the back side and use a rivet and rivet gun to do the work. Another is a kit you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By Raymo
Give SteinAir a call. I'd be they can help.

Give SteinAir a call. I'd be they can help.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Raymo
Looks great. I wish I had painted my canopy frame...

Looks great. I wish I had painted my canopy frame black, as you did. Going to be a pain to do it now.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Raymo
A long pry bar on the spar bolts will help, too....

A long pry bar on the spar bolts will help, too. Plan to replace them when the wings go back on.

Sorry for you luck!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By Raymo
Flaps are generally in a "reflex" position,...

Flaps are generally in a "reflex" position, meaning they will be a little higher than the ailerons. I believe the goal is to have the flaps up against the rear spar so the flap mechanism is not under...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,583
Posted By Raymo
No matter which you choose (sounds like the -14),...

No matter which you choose (sounds like the -14), give Lycon (http://www.lycon.com/)a call and talk to them about getting the most performance out of your engine without having to go turbo.

You...
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By Raymo
My -7A has the transponder antenna on the right,...

My -7A has the transponder antenna on the right, just forward of the spar, protected by the gear weldment. The ADS-B in antenna is on the opposite side.

Comm antenna is under the copilot seat,...
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,878
Posted By Raymo
You can slide an Avidyne IFD-440 in the 430W tray...

You can slide an Avidyne IFD-440 in the 430W tray and be set.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Raymo
I emailed Superior about this and their response...

I emailed Superior about this and their response was that their sump holds the same amount (8 QT) as the old style. Filling to 8 QT will not result in burning more oil but will likely result in it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Raymo
I did my side skirts just like Lars and it worked...

I did my side skirts just like Lars and it worked quite well.
Forum: ADS-B 05-07-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,878
Posted By Raymo
Two options will work with the 330 as is: *...

Two options will work with the 330 as is:

* UAvionix Skybeacon (or Tailbeacon)
* Garmin GDL82

Both are 978 type ADS-B Out solutions. If you equip with the 650, it can be the GPS source for either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Raymo
It is more about the browser capability than the...

It is more about the browser capability than the operating system and should work fine on Android but won't be much good while flying.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Raymo
Depends on the proseal but generally you'll get...

Depends on the proseal but generally you'll get 30-60 minutes, at most. You can mix freeze it to extend the useful life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By Raymo
Richmond Hill, GA, just outside of Savannah, in...

Richmond Hill, GA, just outside of Savannah, in case something comes up on your return trip. Several RV'ers at exit 21, Ridgeland, SC as well (3J1).

95 is horrible around the GA/SC line, most of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,965
Posted By Raymo
Ed Wischmeyer had a -8 for sale at KSAV but it...

Ed Wischmeyer had a -8 for sale at KSAV but it has an O320. Not sure on the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By Raymo
Fall/winter has the best weather, typically....

Fall/winter has the best weather, typically. After the hurricane season has ended.

Summer weather has a lot of small storms that pop up but they are usually short lived (hours). Spring, at least...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Raymo
Larry, I used pieces of PVC tubing, cut about ...

Larry,

I used pieces of PVC tubing, cut about 1/4" wide for spacers. These are about 1/8" thick. Clamp them in place starting at the front and aft middle of the frame. You'll skip the shimmed area...
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