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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By tgmillso
I had a similar question I sent to Van's Tech...

I had a similar question I sent to Van's Tech Support:
"I noticed in the manual that it states a range of 25-35 degrees. I have a Ray Allen electric trim system, and with full travel of the servo, I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By tgmillso
I too am running the Tosten Military gips (which...

I too am running the Tosten Military gips (which I absolutely love) and I had to cut 6.5" off the copilot stick, and IIRC, 5.5" off the pilot stick. This however gave close to the normal stick top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By tgmillso
110kg or 243lbs. Probably not such an issue if...

110kg or 243lbs. Probably not such an issue if you are operating on flat ground, but I suspect it will suffer when climbing hills at the maximum weight, but then again probably not as much as other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By tgmillso
So I pulled the trigger and purchased the Zoom...

So I pulled the trigger and purchased the Zoom Stryder EX.
Wickedly good specs and reviews. Folds up way more compact than other scooter, goes faster, weighs less (24lb) and goes further. It has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By tgmillso
I've been carrying my mountain bike to date,...

I've been carrying my mountain bike to date, which has been OK, and as much as I like riding bikes, they take up a lot of volume in the baggage compartment and my mountain bike took a lot of time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Guys. I found another that folds super...

Thanks Guys. I found another that folds super compact and meets my requirements from a wheel size/range/speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By tgmillso
So these electric scooters have come a long way...

So these electric scooters have come a long way in the past couple of years, and a top of the line scooter with 15 mile range, 15mph top speed and 28lb can be had for around US$550 (Segway Ninebot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By tgmillso
Good call. Pretty neat solution. Any solution...

Good call. Pretty neat solution. Any solution that stops flexing on that outer corner is key.

Tom.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By tgmillso
Sorry for the delay getting these pics...

Sorry for the delay getting these pics uploaded.
Please see below for the modifications. Most important is the brace back to the top of the #4 cylinder. I also build a custom bracket to support the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Pete, You may want to check on the forum for...

Hi Pete,
You may want to check on the forum for the mods performed to this cooler mount before you proceed any further. Generally the outer face is reinforced further, along with the join between the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By tgmillso
Calculate the required paint weight (using...

Calculate the required paint weight (using recommended gsm or oz/sqft), then tape a weight in the middle of the control surface area to simulate this weight and size your ballast accordingly. This...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By tgmillso
Cool. Thanks Pete. T.

Cool. Thanks Pete.

T.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent quality images. Could you tell us what...

Excellent quality images. Could you tell us what type of borescope you used, and what type of fuel?
Cheers,
Tom.
RV-7
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,558
Posted By tgmillso
Not sure I'd always agree entirely. In CO where...

Not sure I'd always agree entirely. In CO where you're already suffering from altitude performance loss before you've even left the ground I can understand, but where I am, in the summer down low,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,443
Posted By tgmillso
Not sure if you'll find a specific page detailing...

Not sure if you'll find a specific page detailing the comparisons between the two, however I generally find everything I need regarding GTN and G3X software updates on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Peter. I didn't remove my shims as they were...

Hi Peter. I didn't remove my shims as they were just small black high density rubber spacers and I left them in place. I ran a top fillet after I removed the clamps a few days later. You don't need...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By tgmillso
Another vote for the DTM connectors. They will...

Another vote for the DTM connectors. They will handle the current load of everything on the list apart from the pitot. The DTM pins can handle a slightly larger diameter wire than the dsub, up to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By tgmillso
Gila static cling is the stuff you are looking...

Gila static cling is the stuff you are looking for. There are a few thread on VAF addressing it. If the window is heavily curved you may need to put some relif slits in it so that it can conform to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By tgmillso
3. I can't imagine anyone doing it differently...

3. I can't imagine anyone doing it differently without having a huge mess on their hands.
Tom
RV-7 slider
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By tgmillso
Here's another option. I had the fuselage...

Here's another option.
I had the fuselage supported in the standard rolling fuselage cradle, with the main support under the mainspar and the aft support under the second last bulkhead. The bottom of...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By tgmillso
I just finished my initial break-in of an 8.5:1...

I just finished my initial break-in of an 8.5:1 IO360-M1B using a combination of 100LL and BP 98 RON. Used the 100LL on takeoff and landing, then switched over to the mogas once the power was back to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-20-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By tgmillso
Here are the release...

Here are the release notes:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=7129
It really doesn't take long to do the update, plus it's pretty neat how all the ancillary devices are updated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 764
Posted By tgmillso
Lycoming SB 634 Cylinder Head Cracks

Hi All,

This Mandatory SB affects parallel valve engines shipped in 2013-2015 (specific dates in the document), which I suspect would be many people on the forum that purchased their engines direct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By tgmillso
Arrhenius equation dictates that for every 10degC...

Arrhenius equation dictates that for every 10degC drop in temperature, the reaction rate will double, so you will need to keep this in mind regarding cure times before you release the clamps. My...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By tgmillso
I utilized the GAD27 for my lighting control, and...

I utilized the GAD27 for my lighting control, and the 10k pot I paired with it was the miniature linear rotary pot from sparkfun. It's compact, has a good feel and works...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,479
Posted By tgmillso
Very professional looking. Sure beats my 2 thou...

Very professional looking. Sure beats my 2 thou foil wrinkle look. That said, the 5 thou titaniumgoat sheet on the belly came out pretty well, but I was only putting it over 1/16" frax.

Tom.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-30-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,985
Posted By tgmillso
If I was in your place I wouldn't run any wires...

If I was in your place I wouldn't run any wires yet. Just put conduit in. Vans had a form instructing you how to run conduit for the wings and also through the mainspar. In addition drill for snap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Lars. I have a row of #6 nutplates across a...

Hi Lars. I have a row of #6 nutplates across a flange that is riveted to the lower firewall flange specifically for placing a exit flow ramp like you mentioned, incase I did encounter cooling issues....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By tgmillso
Yes, you definitely need it. I know it seems kind...

Yes, you definitely need it. I know it seems kind of crazy to have something in between that just changes protocols, but it won't work without it. See diagram 2-2 at the start of the G3X manual for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Lars. Yes, I've got this thing now as tight as...

Hi Lars. Yes, I've got this thing now as tight as a ducks b--- . The elephant in the room however is the fact that I did the common mod of lifting the oil cooler up an inch (plus the corner...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By tgmillso
I'm with Gil on this one. All you've got to do is...

I'm with Gil on this one. All you've got to do is get a set of coax crimp dies for your ratcheting crimper that is suitable for the coax spec you are using (if you've got one of Stein's crimpers, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Dan. They are 1 second data samples pulled...

Thanks Dan. They are 1 second data samples pulled out of the G3X.
I did some sustained climb testing today. If I hold it at 130ktas in the climb passing through 5000' I'm getting CHT's in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Slightly more. The following data sample is...

Slightly more. The following data sample is pretty consistent with my other takeoffs and was recorded with an OAT of 55degF at 400ft density altitude. The first row of the data is immediately after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Dan for pulling together all this info for...

Thanks Dan for pulling together all this info for me. So it's Ops normal by the sound of things.
This may be a little thread drift, but I'm also presuming that by a CHT spread this tight (between 0.1...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,921
Posted By tgmillso
I asked Garmin G3X team if I needed an avionics...

I asked Garmin G3X team if I needed an avionics master about two years ago when I was planning my panel. The response was as follows:

"It is not necessary to have these avionics devices powered off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Data

Righto Dan, here's the data.

Measurements were taken at 2400RPM, 24" MP and 3500 AMSL (2825' density alt., OAT 36degF)

I first ran some cruise runs at the above engine settings, resulting in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Dan. If the weather behaves I should be...

Thanks Dan. If the weather behaves I should be able to gather this data tomorrow. I was speaking with another builder here that suffered the same issue. Lower than "expected" flow on takeoff and 420+...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Dan. Avstar are pretty keen to get this...

Thanks Dan. Avstar are pretty keen to get this servo back, however I won't take it off until I hear back from you. Thinking about the whole detonation and pre-ignition deal, which is my ultimate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
No Dan, we haven't discussed EGT. The EGT at...

No Dan, we haven't discussed EGT. The EGT at takeoff was around the 1350degF mark, 1250degF in cruise and the highest recorded was 1450 during the engine runup process. I didn't pull the mixture back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, I received the following response from...

Hi All,

I received the following response from Avstar last night:
"I reviewed your data with my engineer and we both agreed that enrichment of your top end fuel flow for lower CHT's would be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-12-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,792
Posted By tgmillso
So truss head screw and no bonding at all....

So truss head screw and no bonding at all. Interesting. Frankly, I'm kind of over trying to glue this thing anyway given my last experience.
Are we talking a #4 size screw here, or smaller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
After speaking to Avstar they directed me to the...

After speaking to Avstar they directed me to the test report that came with the engine. Sure enough, my engine is on the low side of the calibration limits. The highest fuel flow test was performed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
I've contacted Avstar directly to get their...

I've contacted Avstar directly to get their recommended values. Will fill you in once I have the details.

Tom.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,792
Posted By tgmillso
I used sikaflex polyurethane sealant, but it...

I used sikaflex polyurethane sealant, but it didn't adhere at all to the seal (stuck great to the fairing however). Looks like I'll have to give RTV a go, because I think my chances of getting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,955
Posted By tgmillso
How rich is rich enough

Hi All,
If you look in the Lycoming IO-360M1A 180hp 8.5:1CR manual (pg20), it says that at full throttle and 2700rpm at sea level, you should expect an 87lb/hr fuel flow, or 14gph. My density...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By tgmillso
You could put it back in the box, but the plastic...

You could put it back in the box, but the plastic bag is heat sealed at the factory, so you would struggle to get this properly sealed again. Also, once you've got the engine on, it's not that much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By tgmillso
Here in Australia painting is actually encouraged...

Here in Australia painting is actually encouraged by our certifying agency to be completed before the final inspection. This means that you only have to weigh the aircraft once, there is then...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By tgmillso
Do you really even want/need...

Do you really even want/need one?
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=139156

Tom.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, I've had some questions lately on my...

Hi All,

I've had some questions lately on my dehumidifier system that I installed when I first hung my engine and based on my experience with it over the last year, so I thought I'd post a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By tgmillso
+1 for the firewall insulation before hanging. +1...

+1 for the firewall insulation before hanging.
+1 for the wheel pants and gear leg fairings. The only thing you won't be able to finish are the top intersection fairings until you have the cowl in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By tgmillso
I've got a Van's white strip connected to a...

I've got a Van's white strip connected to a GAD27. The current draw is 0.2A at what I would consider a "normal" light setting, and 0.6A at full output (way too bright for normal night ops). I utilize...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,105
Posted By tgmillso
Increased spring force

After a recent post in another thread from someone asking about brake return spring mods, I thought I should finally update this thread with my brake modifications. I assembled my Matco master...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Sticky: Sticky Brakes
Views: 27,594
Posted By tgmillso
Increased spring force

After a recent post in another thread from someone asking about brake return spring mods, I thought I should finally update this thread with my brake modifications. I assembled my Matco master...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,511
Posted By tgmillso
Your desired setup sounds pretty similar to mine,...

Your desired setup sounds pretty similar to mine, and with two old school FAA pax (170lb each), zero fuel and 100lb of bags, I'm 0.5" within my aft cg limit. This is assuming that you build with all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,384
Posted By tgmillso
Any pointers as to where you sourced the titanium...

Any pointers as to where you sourced the titanium tiedown rings? My ride is a little on the pudgy side, so shaving a few grams here may work.
Tom.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,840
Posted By tgmillso
Just to give the other side of the coin, I had a...

Just to give the other side of the coin, I had a DRDT-2 and a pneumatic squeezer on loan to me for the duration my standard build RV-7. I used the DRDT-2 more times than I could possibly remember,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,551
Posted By tgmillso
Problem solved. Leaking wing root gascolators...

Problem solved. Leaking wing root gascolators (inadequately tightened and not lockwired by yours truly) caused the pump to suck air when the tanks got below 7 liters. Now the left tank only has 45 ml...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,511
Posted By tgmillso
So yesterday, after my weight and balance, I had...

So yesterday, after my weight and balance, I had my first inspection by an A&P before I go for my final certificate of airworthiness inspection. This A&P (or L.A.M.E. as they like to call them here)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,511
Posted By tgmillso
I'm starting to get the same feeling Fin. I shut...

I'm starting to get the same feeling Fin. I shut the pump down at the first sound of it drawing air, which may have only been an air lock or something in the lines as this was the first time I had...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-21-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,551
Posted By tgmillso
Does anyone with these Van's mesh screen pickups...

Does anyone with these Van's mesh screen pickups have any data on their unusable fuel? I installed these per the plans in my RV-7 (as low as I could to the bottom of the tank and as far aft as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,511
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Bill. Looking back at Van's statement on...

Thanks Bill. Looking back at Van's statement on page 14-4 of the manual, it appears that they may have weighed the aircraft used in the example with no fuel on board instead of the unusable fuel,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,511
Posted By tgmillso
RV-7 weight numbers

I completed the weight and balance on my RV-7 today with the following configuration and results:

Type: RV-7
Engine: IO-360M1B with dual PMAGS
Prop:Hartzell 72" Blended Airfoil CS prop
Dual Andair...
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