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Forum: RV-4 10-08-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By chris mitchell
Thanks for fixing the pictures Shawn I...

Thanks for fixing the pictures Shawn

I understand the point you are making, but, yes, both bits of baffle are right against the respective bits of cylinder finning, and both are perpendicular. ...
Forum: RV-4 10-03-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By chris mitchell
THanks for the photos, which are helpful. Brian...

THanks for the photos, which are helpful. Brian could I see yours please as well? Yes, it is a Dynafocal engine and mount.

The left side baffle is behind the right, by 3/4 inch. The lower part of...
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By chris mitchell
Baffle problem with IO-320

Not sure which forum this belongs in, but it’s an RV-4 so here goes.
Trying to install the baffles on my IO-320 D1A. Maybe it’s a funny shape but I am bemusedby the rear baffles.

The rear baffle on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,279
Posted By chris mitchell
Do you really need extra controls on the stick top??

Just to be a little contrary..... when I wanted to put extra controls on my Infinity stick top, my advisors - all ex-Air Force pilots fell around laughing and shouted “wannabe...” at me.
Their...
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By chris mitchell
Manged to get it done

So the answer is pretty obvious really, thanks for the pictures and tank type, which confimred it could be done.

So - mine is mounted on the engine mount using adel clamps one of which needed a...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By chris mitchell
Thanks guys - which tank are you using BTW? ...

Thanks guys - which tank are you using BTW? Raven or some other?
Thanks
Chris
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By chris mitchell
Location for air-oil seperator in RV-4

I have a Raven air-oil seperator tank that I'm rying to find a good spot for. Currently I have it attached to the outside of the engine mount, just behind the engine. Unfortunately I cannot get it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By chris mitchell
To make riveting the bulkhead slightly easier,...

To make riveting the bulkhead slightly easier, you can “sandwich” the empennage support bars in between the two bulkhead parts. But this only works on non-punched kits. With the bars sandwiched...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By chris mitchell
Thanks - that’s what I thought but helpful to...

Thanks - that’s what I thought but helpful to have it confirmed.

Now - does anyone know the part number for the o-ring that goes under the plug? The Precision site gives numbers for the fuel inlet...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By chris mitchell
Alternate fuel outlet on RSA5 AD-1 servo

Please please can someone point me to the location of the alternate outlet? The Bendix documentation is pretty woeful.
Thanks
Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By chris mitchell
Thanks for the info Tom. Have sent you a...

Thanks for the info Tom. Have sent you a PM.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By chris mitchell
Thanks ZTom - that’s what I worked out. Have...

Thanks ZTom - that’s what I worked out. Have sent you a PM.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By chris mitchell
Mark - thanks for that photo, exactly as I...

Mark - thanks for that photo, exactly as I imagined and helpful to have it confirmed.

The pipe diameter is 1/8 so I this setup I’d guess that the 10 diameter rule is just about ok through the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By chris mitchell
So Mike if I follow correctly, I’d put an AN 912...

So Mike if I follow correctly, I’d put an AN 912 reducer in the top of the red cube and then an 04 p4 stainless elbow to connectto the divider inlet? The cube would be vertical and located in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By chris mitchell
Location of Red Cube fuel flow sender.

I'm trying to sort out the firewall forward of my RV-4, with a Lycoming IO-320 D1A, with Superior horizontal draft cold air sump and Bendix RSA5 AD1 fuel injection system. three steps forward, 2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By chris mitchell
Search on line for SK-90A drawing. There are...

Search on line for SK-90A drawing. There are several locations.

Study carefully to ensure correct locations for bits of mounts and the various washers.

Also get the “illustrated guide to engine...
Forum: RV-4 08-18-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By chris mitchell
I drilled the four corner holes using the mount...

I drilled the four corner holes using the mount as a jig, as Dave Paule suggests.

I then used the mount to ensure the firewall was square. I drilled the two extra, central, holes later. I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By chris mitchell
I’m talking about the bolts that secure the...

I’m talking about the bolts that secure the engine to the mount, NOT the ones that hold the mount to the airframe.

As you tighten the bolts down, the rubber compressed and after a few turns I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By chris mitchell
Engine bolt torque setting

This question may be silly, but I cannot find clear definite information, tho it may be because I am belng slow....

So I have the four engine bolts installed and tightened up so that the mounts are...
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By chris mitchell
A SoCal friend of mine imported a sailing dinghy...

A SoCal friend of mine imported a sailing dinghy and was charged VAT, but was able to reclaim the VAT when he re-exported it back to the USA (that’s the short version).

I think just putting it on a...
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,986
Posted By chris mitchell
Reviving an old thread. I have been pondering...

Reviving an old thread.

I have been pondering how to deal with the cowling issue on my RV-4, given that I have a Lycoming IO-320 with a Superior cold air sump, ie, horizontal induction. I already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By chris mitchell
AN4H-5A!

This is the info you need from drawing number C2.

AN4H-5A, AN960-416, saftey wire head of bolt to cotter pin in VA 106.

Here is a clip of the drawing.


https://imageshack.com/i/pl4hMPwap

Chris
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By chris mitchell
Now that's a challenge. Its not easy just to...

Now that's a challenge. Its not easy just to drill through from below, tempting tho it might seem. THere are two sets of things to align - the holes in the angle, and the location of the angle...
Forum: RV-4 06-20-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By chris mitchell
Clint is very helpful...

So the offending pipe is now with Clint for modification. Very easy to contact, very helpful about what needed to be done.

Since this problem seems to be fairly common and Clint knows about it, I...
Forum: RV-4 05-21-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By chris mitchell
Problem with exhaust fitting

Im not sure if this section is the bes one or engines. ANyway - I received my 4-pipe Vetterman exhaust via Van's. I am fitting the pipes to a Lycoming IO-320 that has a Superior cold air sump and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By chris mitchell
And here’s the answer from those nice folk at...

And here’s the answer from those nice folk at Superior. The plug in particular is aLOT cheaper than the ludicrously priced equivalent from Lycoming!

P/N 69335 has been superseded by LW-12545. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By chris mitchell
Suction oil screen and plug, semi-inverted system.

After a lot of messing about and thought I have decided against installing the full Raven inverted oil system, in favour of the half system. Its a combination of weight, complexity and cost, plus a...
Forum: Reviews 04-18-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By chris mitchell
Another vote for Bill at Upnorth. ...

Another vote for Bill at Upnorth. Excellent.

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,145
Posted By chris mitchell
Setrab proline oil coolers - burst pressure and size

I was planning on using a Setrab Proline 115mm matrix 10 row for my RV-4 with an injected IO-320. Probably baffle mount. I have read through all the threads about Setrab/Mocal etc coolers and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By chris mitchell
Keith - thanks - but I can't access anything in...

Keith - thanks - but I can't access anything in the Dropbox....?

Thanks

Chris
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By chris mitchell
Great, thank you for the info. Chris

Great, thank you for the info.

Chris
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By chris mitchell
Yes, internally regulated. Pin 1, which is where...

Yes, internally regulated. Pin 1, which is where the low volt signal would come from, is empty ie no white wire.

Chris
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By chris mitchell
Talking Knots2U have old style -4 lenses!

Thanks John.

My tips are already bonded in place and will be a pain to remove and repalce.

Happily, I discovered that Knots2U can supply the lenses for the old style tips :D

Just prior to that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By chris mitchell
PlanePower FS1-14B alternator and low voltage light

I am planning to run an FS1-14B as my main alternator in my RV-4 (day VFR only).

When I installed it on my engine I noticed that the lead has the field wire to pin 3, a jumper from pin 3 to pin 2,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By chris mitchell
Not that I would ever advocate doing something...

Not that I would ever advocate doing something contrary to manufacturer’s instructions; if that’s what Garmin says, fine. However MGL suggest just a twisted pair. Shielding is just one aspect of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By chris mitchell
My understanding is that the CANBUS can just be a...

My understanding is that the CANBUS can just be a twisted pair of 22awg wires, and that they do not need to be shielded. Simpler and cheaper - assuming the information is correct!

Chris
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,019
Posted By chris mitchell
Indeed, Knots2U, Jake Bailey on 262 763...

Indeed, Knots2U, Jake Bailey on 262 763 5100.

Part numbers RMD-RV1001-R and -L.

Alternatively, one can buy eg RV10’lensrs, heat them and reshape over a mild of the desired shape.

I was about to...
Forum: RV-4 02-13-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By chris mitchell
Lenses for old style wing tips

I’d like to install lights in my wing tips which are the old-style flat topped ones (W-415 I think).

FlyLED have just sold their last set; Vans don’t have any. Does anyone know of a company that...
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By chris mitchell
KLN-89B for ADS-B OUT?

I have just replaced an old KT76A transponder with a Trig TT-31, to provide a mode S device. It occurs to me that I could also enable ADS-B by connecting the TT31 to a suitable GPS.

The aircraft...
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By chris mitchell
Paul, I completely agree with you about Vans...

Paul, I completely agree with you about Vans design, and as you say there are many RVs of all flavours flying with nylocked control linkages. Now that Daddyman has told us that the original bolt was...
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By chris mitchell
Castle nuts and cotter pins rather than nyloc nuts??

Daddyman, that's a nightmare.... its exactly what I worry about with fastenings in the control linkages that I cannot visually inspect before flight. I am now thinking of replacing the less...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By chris mitchell
Thank you Scott - that all makes perfect...

Thank you Scott - that all makes perfect sense!

So if one imagines the F399 in use (the push rod within the stick mixer assembly) it just moves forward and back. The F440 has to deal with that...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By chris mitchell
Control linkages and washers

I am trying to install the various control linkages from the sticks back to the elevator. There seems to be a shortage of information on the plans, though I might well be missing something. Not...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,048
Posted By chris mitchell
An O-360 or IO-360? Also I can't help but wonder...

An O-360 or IO-360? Also I can't help but wonder if the pound per horsepower equation works out or whther you might not be albe to extract more HP from an IO320 without the weight penalty of the...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,422
Posted By chris mitchell
THere is nothing so bad, almost, that you...

THere is nothing so bad, almost, that you couldn't fix it, if you have the time, the skills and the cash. Its just frustrating to have to do it.

You can use pulled rivets in the triangular brace...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By chris mitchell
Sump change - The practical details!

This job was easy though I approached it with a bit of trepidation - not a bad frame of mind to be in I suppose! Anyway, here, for those of you who are contemplating the same "upgrade", are the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By chris mitchell
I'm hoping for more power (cold air = denser...

I'm hoping for more power (cold air = denser charge) and less weight. Plus I think the front induction looks better than vertical induction and there is the option of some ram air effect = a little...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By chris mitchell
Simple job!

Thanks for the information.

The oil pipe was at the back of the sump, so it was indeed a simple unbolt and reboot task. The only minor point was that the original, Lycoming, sump has 4 studs on it,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By chris mitchell
Changing sumps = Lycoming to Superior

I have a Lycoming IO-320 with the original Lycoming sump installed. I want to change it to the Superior cold air sump. AS far as I can see from internet searches, it should be a simple matter of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By chris mitchell
Checked that - the piston is right back into the...

Checked that - the piston is right back into the calliper.
It seems like the calliper itself is a little too far away from the disc so that the inner pad binds and the calliper is canted.

Any more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By chris mitchell
Binding brake

I'm in the process of assembling the wheels and brakes on the RV-4 legs. The first one (right) went together very nicely and the wheel spins without any binding on the brake pads. The left one is...
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By chris mitchell
You may have a problem with the aft lower plate -...

You may have a problem with the aft lower plate - the longitudinal said that abut the aft side of the spar box will interfere with getting the splice plate into position unless you have planned ahead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,360
Posted By chris mitchell
Single piece skins

Just looking at this thread as I contemplate my next build - tho I'm still working on the current one!
One change I would really like to make is to single piece wing skins.

I guess everyone who does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By chris mitchell
Talking I've loaded lots of 16 foot sailing dinghies into...

I've loaded lots of 16 foot sailing dinghies into containers for transcontinental trips. I also brought an RV-4 (HAh!!!) in from Idaho in a 20 footer.

If at all possible get the container off the...
Forum: RV-4 06-15-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,079
Posted By chris mitchell
useful little addition

When you do the replacement you might want to put a couple of countersunk rivets through the newly assembled F-412 and through the rear flange of the weldment, which I think is what the RV-8 plans...
Forum: RV-4 06-13-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By chris mitchell
High-back or Rocket canopy frame info

I have reached that happy point where I am beginning to work on the canopy. I have a lovely canopy from Todd Silver which I have put in place on the fuselage to help me gauge what I need to do.

I...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,988
Posted By chris mitchell
Actually it's ketone bodies that excreted -...

Actually it's ketone bodies that excreted - acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone. Just have to sniff a patients breath!

MEK is also an anesthetic.

Nasty stuff; beware!

Chris
Forum: RV-4 04-06-2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By chris mitchell
Talking Found it!!

It's not in the plans!
Apparently drawing SK-54 - I have to search it out.
18 inches in front of the HS, centred vertically on the fuselage. Steve Sampson raised the issue of the bulkhead (F-409)...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By chris mitchell
Position of static ports

I don't see the position of the static ports indicated on the plans anywhere but maybe I'm just missing it. Anybody know the answer please? Otherwise I'm guessing that about 2 inches in front of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By chris mitchell
Wiring up MGL iEFIS Explorer and various modules..

I have my iEFIS explorer, SP6 magnetometer, Sp7 AHRS, RDAC and iBox out on teh dining room table whhile I try to figure out the wiring; I'm not finding the manuals totally clear. I have established...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,730
Posted By chris mitchell
MS21042 nuts

Thanks guys. As ever, VAF is the fount of all knowledge!

Chris :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,730
Posted By chris mitchell
Alternatives to AN365-1032 nuts?

Because of a lack of foresight and intelligence on my part I have some conflicts between the nuts/bolts that tie the engine mounts to the longhorns and the nut plates for the screws that hold the...
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