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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By cropdusterdave
Engine roughness issue

Hello all,

Wondering if anyone can shed some light/had a similar experience. I'm running a lycoming O-320 with a Sterba wood prop. No issues for the first 40ish hours. A few flights ago, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By cropdusterdave
Thanks for the help. Hopefully this is a quick...

Thanks for the help. Hopefully this is a quick and easy fix!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By cropdusterdave
Skyview RPM setup question

Hey folks,

I've been working on getting my RV-7 dialed in and am having a small setup issue with RPM. The indication is way off on the low end. Displaying only about 1700 RPM static at WOT. When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,384
Posted By cropdusterdave
I think the only really effective way to save...

I think the only really effective way to save money on an RV build is to be a knowledgable A&P to begin with. I had the same mindset. Started my project when I could have qualified for food stamps....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By cropdusterdave
I agree. And the excessive mag drop indication...

I agree. And the excessive mag drop indication on the left mag tells me that something is up there. However, having not wired the thing...I'm in the dark. I'm following up with the avon shop.... ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By cropdusterdave
RPM issue advice

Newly minted RV-7. Setup is Lycoming O-320 160 HP with a Sterba wood combination prop and Dynon skyview. Full power static run-up us only showing 1650 rpm. Pulled back a bit in cruise 1400...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,973
Posted By cropdusterdave
I live in North Dakota where the temps can swing...

I live in North Dakota where the temps can swing 130 degrees between winter and summer. I chose to go with the sikaflex bond for that reason. No problems so far. And no, I don't even think about...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 48,767
Posted By cropdusterdave
RV7 Tip up no paint O-320 160 HP Fixed...

RV7
Tip up
no paint
O-320 160 HP
Fixed pitch
classic aero seats and full carpet
lt main 472
rt main 474
tw 68
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,334
Posted By cropdusterdave
I had pretty much the same situation as you. I...

I had pretty much the same situation as you. I bought a core for 5K and pulled a jug to look inside. The cam was starting to pitt so had my trusted A&P shop tear it completely down for overhaul. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,916
Posted By cropdusterdave
How many RV-6s are out there flying on 150/160...

How many RV-6s are out there flying on 150/160 HP? It was the standard years ago. An 1100 lb airplane with 160 HP nearly doesn't exist outside of experimental..... I guess it all depends on your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,916
Posted By cropdusterdave
I chose an O-320 because i found a great deal on...

I chose an O-320 because i found a great deal on a good core. If i was buying new i would go 180 hp. I saved a bunch of money overhauling that 320.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By cropdusterdave
Ha! January 2003 Started Empenage. June 2003...

Ha!

January 2003 Started Empenage. June 2003 first child born. October 2003 started new job. 2004 Went back to college...so did wife. Ran out of money. 2005 second child born. Still out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,573
Posted By cropdusterdave
I love trying to save money on my -7. I was...

I love trying to save money on my -7. I was shooting for under $40K but my good deal mid time engine became a full overhaul so I didn't really manage to save any money there. I'm almost regretting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cropdusterdave
I have been considering a Rotec TBI. (much less...

I have been considering a Rotec TBI. (much less $$) I'm worried about the rigging as I've just ran all my cables and would hate to re-do everything when I could simply bolt on a carb. How does the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cropdusterdave
Thanks Mel! I have heard that the increase in...

Thanks Mel! I have heard that the increase in compression actually results in less fuel burn......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cropdusterdave
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cropdusterdave
Carb for 160 HP upgrade

I had my O-320 E2A overhauled and converted to 160 HP. My origional carb is a MA4-SPA 3678-32.....But I'm wondering if I'd be better off with a different carb? My engine guy said the old one would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By cropdusterdave
carb nut torque value

OK, I've looked everywhere. I know I'm looking right at it....but I give up. Can someone please tell me the torque value for the carb mounting nuts (not studs)?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By cropdusterdave
nav lt shield question

I ran shielded wire to my tips and tail for the nav lights. I ran the main wire from my VP-x back to a junction where they split to the wing tips and tail. My question is: What do I do with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 901,806
Posted By cropdusterdave
Just got my engine back from overhaul yesterday. ...

Just got my engine back from overhaul yesterday. Hung it by myself in like 30 minutes! Somebody please tell me there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I started the emp in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,995
Posted By cropdusterdave
I did it too. Stop drilled it. I've since done...

I did it too. Stop drilled it. I've since done other things to be mad about.
Forum: COMM 05-04-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By cropdusterdave
intercom shield wire guage

I've exhausted my powers of search. My flightcom instruction manual says to use shielded wire to connect the audio which I'm aware of. However, not sure about the guage. I have some 24/3cs here. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,591
Posted By cropdusterdave
I have not powered up yet with the lights so i...

I have not powered up yet with the lights so i cannot comment on the noise. I can tell you that i am only replicating the efforts of other folks and they have not mentioned any problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By cropdusterdave
Thanks for the replies folks. I will continue to...

Thanks for the replies folks. I will continue to fight the fight. As with all challenges on this project...i will figure it out eventually. And then i will wonder why i was so confused in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By cropdusterdave
Radio/Intercom wiring......so confused!

I've been wiring my plane using the VP-X and it has all gone really well so far. However, I'm now to the point of wiring in my radio and intercom. (Icom A-200 and Flightcom 403LSA) I'm so lost...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,512
Posted By cropdusterdave
Love it. Dont love that i finished my Skyview...

Love it. Dont love that i finished my Skyview pannel about a week ago.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,777
Posted By cropdusterdave
You wouldn't.

You wouldn't.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,024
Posted By cropdusterdave
I know a guy that buys old worn out super cubs. ...

I know a guy that buys old worn out super cubs. He keeps the fuse skeleton and builds it as new with all the fancy wing mods and the like. They are very simple and quick planes to finish. He works...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By cropdusterdave
Yeah, that's kinda what I thought. I'll stick...

Yeah, that's kinda what I thought. I'll stick with Adel clamps. I may have to re run things a bit but no big deal.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By cropdusterdave
Battery cable and tie wraps?

I'm in the process of tidying up my wire bundles and getting everything secured. I'm having trouble getting a good solution on my battery cable that passes through the firewall. I know adel clamps...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 906,138
Posted By cropdusterdave
Here is my very simple pannel so far. 10"...

Here is my very simple pannel so far. 10" Skyview with an Icom A-200 and flightcom 403LSA intercom. Also the remote remote mode...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,591
Posted By cropdusterdave
Check the bottom of this...

Check the bottom of this page

http://www.reiffpreheat.com/RV4.htm

They may not have had the FAA test the lumens in each 1/4 of a degree increment in the 360 degree ring around the airplane.....but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By cropdusterdave
Skyview cutout guide

I know I can print out a life size skyview screen for planning purposes. I'm not finding a cutout dimension printout to guide me in pannel cutting. I have the measurements from Dynons website...but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,403
Posted By cropdusterdave
+1 for rustoleum hammered knowing that id ding it...

+1 for rustoleum hammered knowing that id ding it up some during finishing. Its been pretty durable and touch ups are real easy to blend.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By cropdusterdave
VP-x access

I'm in the process of choosing a location to mount my VP-X box. I see most folks just mount them on rails between the firewall and sub pannel. I can't help but think that access will be terrible...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,880
Posted By cropdusterdave
I used to make fuel/hadraulic hoses for f-16s...

I used to make fuel/hadraulic hoses for f-16s when I was a pneumatic/hydraulic technician in the Air Force. It's real easy as long as you have the fab equipment and a test stand to test them. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,032
Posted By cropdusterdave
I bought a higher time engine with the hopes of...

I bought a higher time engine with the hopes of running it as is. It had been sitting for some time as well. I had my A&P pull a jug and take a look. The cam was starting to pit a little. I ended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,612
Posted By cropdusterdave
If you're not stuck on a -12 there's alot of...

If you're not stuck on a -12 there's alot of unfinished projects out there that can save you a bundle of money. If you don't want to borrow money then you'll have to save it. Step one for me was to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,397
Posted By cropdusterdave
Cool. Looks like they have the same thing at...

Cool. Looks like they have the same thing at spruce for 40ish bucks with all the sleeving, clamps, etc. im all for cheaper, easier, better...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,397
Posted By cropdusterdave
Bob, you dont have a pic of that do you?

Bob, you dont have a pic of that do you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,807
Posted By cropdusterdave
Firing up the landing light to warm up the...

Firing up the landing light to warm up the battery may help when you encounter those temps at altitude....but my hangar will be that temp too...:eek: Unless I hear of some other polar users out...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By cropdusterdave
I installed the doubler with the fwf kit just...

I installed the doubler with the fwf kit just before the engine hang. So long as the engine mount is off and the recess/plate is off you are good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,807
Posted By cropdusterdave
Anyone have experience with these in extreme cold...

Anyone have experience with these in extreme cold temps? Here in North Dakota we can see -30s F for a few weeks a year. I'd like to be able to utilize the lighter battery....but looks like -20 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,655
Posted By cropdusterdave
Im seriously considering single stage kirker...

Im seriously considering single stage kirker finish on my -7. The only thing holding me back is the lack of a non metallic silverish color.
Forum: ADS-B 11-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,350
Posted By cropdusterdave
ADS-B out GPS confusion

I've been looking and looking but just can't decipher on my own... I need to ask. I'm about to start putting my pannel together. I would like a very simple pannel for VFR sport flying. I'd like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By cropdusterdave
Think I can polish this?

I really want to do a paint/polish finish on my -7, but i'm not sure I can. Some time back, I took some 400 grit to an area on the side of the fuse to smooth out some scratches taking with it the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,219
Posted By cropdusterdave
Name: Dave Johnson Country: USA City: Fargo,...

Name: Dave Johnson
Country: USA
City: Fargo, ND
Status: firewall forward and electrical in progress.
Configuration: RV-7 tip up. VP-x sport driving a dynon sky view and icom radio with a home...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By cropdusterdave
Check again. The bolts should be inserted from...

Check again. The bolts should be inserted from the cabin side so the nut/cotter pin are facing forward....just like you said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,917
Posted By cropdusterdave
Most likely if they did the HP increase it would...

Most likely if they did the HP increase it would now be running 8.5:1 compression which is fine for 91 octane. 7:1 is fine for 87. It's possible to put even higher compression cylinders on but it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,283
Posted By cropdusterdave
Firewall forward and im still doin all of that!

Firewall forward and im still doin all of that!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By cropdusterdave
Thanks Mel. I'll likely do just that.

Thanks Mel. I'll likely do just that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By cropdusterdave
Decision time regarding cylinders

A while back I purchased an O-320 E2A in standard configuration (150 hp) with about 1600 hrs TT on it. It was taken out of a storm damaged cherokee by a friend of mine who owns an FBO. The engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By cropdusterdave
Seems loke from what i have read the injected...

Seems loke from what i have read the injected motors seem to be easier to set up for mogas? I could be totally wrong. Lots of info out there from Frankh and Rocketbob. I have an o-320 in stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,583
Posted By cropdusterdave
I copied this guys setup. The nav lights are LED...

I copied this guys setup. The nav lights are LED but not the strobes. Good news is it all cost less than $200. I used mirrored plexiglass behind them.

http://www.reiffpreheat.com/RV4.htm
Forum: Fiberglass 10-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,862
Posted By cropdusterdave
Perfect....thanks for the info!

Perfect....thanks for the info!
Forum: Fiberglass 10-22-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,862
Posted By cropdusterdave
cowling interior finishing....

So I thought it'd be fairly important to fill the weave and work out pinholes on the inside of my cowling to prevent oil nastiness later on. (pink cowling)
I'm on my 4th day of working on just the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-18-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By cropdusterdave
Your wheel pants sure do look nice! So far I've...

Your wheel pants sure do look nice! So far I've not heard the complaining about orange peel with the Kirker paints like i've heard with alot of the aircraft systems....
Forum: Painting your RV 10-18-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By cropdusterdave
Good info guys thanks! Larry, how coats did you...

Good info guys thanks! Larry, how coats did you put on the bottom? Kirker tells you to shoot 4 but thats for cars. Dont want to ad a bunch of weight. Are you doing the clear coat?
Forum: Painting your RV 10-18-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By cropdusterdave
Kirker paints

I know there's been several people that planned to shoot Kirker automotive paint. Any pireps? I've heard good things but haven't seen any pictures. It's about that time to get my primer.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By cropdusterdave
I've got a big jar of mixed rivets too. I think...

I've got a big jar of mixed rivets too. I think they'll stay mixed for now. Good call on the tips and fairings though. Wish I still had the emp on the fuse.....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,106
Posted By cropdusterdave
I just ordered quite a bit of 1/8" mirrored plexi...

I just ordered quite a bit of 1/8" mirrored plexi on ebay for $20. Using the following as a reference for parts:

http://www.reiffpreheat.com/RV4.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By cropdusterdave
Looking for busy work.....

So i'm all done with my canopy/fairing and am waiting for the FWF kit to get here. I'm trying to figure out something to work on. I fabbed a ADAHRS mount, mounted the ELT and light power supply,...
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