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Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By jimgreen
I used CS4 rivets and they are definitely not...

I used CS4 rivets and they are definitely not strong enough. They both sheared off after about 300 hrs. In my case I think probably due to ham handed (footed) taxiing. Should be fairly easy to use...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,557
Posted By jimgreen
Give 'em time, you'll get replies. Time zones...

Give 'em time, you'll get replies. Time zones etc.
A search of this site should bring up lots of info on this topic

I have an RV200 with about 290 hrs on it. It's a fairly early version, 2011. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,048
Posted By jimgreen
I believe 147kt is for the aerobatic weight, but...

I believe 147kt is for the aerobatic weight, but only 130kt for utility weight.

RV7/8 quoted as 142mph=123kts. But the applicable weight is not mentioned. I naively assumed that for max gross.

Am...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,089
Posted By jimgreen
Steve, the 320 mount should fit OK. I'd be...

Steve, the 320 mount should fit OK. I'd be interested to know if there is sufficient reserve strength. There is only a slight weight difference (more than offset by a composite prop) and there are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,089
Posted By jimgreen
Yup, IO360 parallel valve, c/s composite prop. No...

Yup, IO360 parallel valve, c/s composite prop. No spacers or ballast, PC680 battery on firewall.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,089
Posted By jimgreen
I have an IO360 with Whirlwind 200RV composite...

I have an IO360 with Whirlwind 200RV composite prop. Lightweight tailwheel.
EW is 1060lbs empty CG 81.0 - seat upholstery only, no carpet etc.
300lbs combined passenger weight, 10usg fuel and 80lbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By jimgreen
What a beautiful strip. Looks really smooth...

What a beautiful strip. Looks really smooth judging by the 8 roll out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By jimgreen
They are applicable to the ground adjustable...

They are applicable to the ground adjustable rudder pedals. I don't know about the other style pedals.
They fit on either end of the shaft that the pedals hinge on. It's a strange use of the term as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimgreen
A major attraction seems to be the lack of...

A major attraction seems to be the lack of maintenance required. According to the COPA article no inspections or adjustments. Just throw it away after 2000hrs. However, just like any electronic...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By jimgreen
Thanks guys, I'll test out a spade bit first....

Thanks guys, I'll test out a spade bit first. Path of least resistance etc.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By jimgreen
Thanks Larry. Don't have a HF here but will look...

Thanks Larry. Don't have a HF here but will look at mail order.
Will also try out a step drill bit on some scrap
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By jimgreen
Drilling 7/8" hole in UHMW

Next up is making said holes in F-8115 thrust washers.
What method gives the nicest holes? A carpenter's hole saw may not be accurate or pretty.
Couldn't find any reference to this.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By jimgreen
The RV8 was apparently not a prepunched kit...

The RV8 was apparently not a prepunched kit initially, so some of the builder sites show the fuse on a jig. This likely would cause changes in a number of areas. At the moment I'm having trouble with...
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By jimgreen
I don't see any evidence of brakes, that should...

I don't see any evidence of brakes, that should narrow it down a bit.
Definitely not a Chippy.

It would fit nicely in my hallway.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,180
Posted By jimgreen
Too long, Bill. Bought the alternator back in...

Too long, Bill. Bought the alternator back in 2009 though it didn't fly til 2012.
It's the same problem with most of the stuff we buy, warranty runs from date of purchase.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,180
Posted By jimgreen
I can't add it to the poll, but my PlanePower 60a...

I can't add it to the poll, but my PlanePower 60a alternator just quit after 261hrs. Internal wiring failure due to movement of the stator according to the technician.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,971
Posted By jimgreen
Mystery solved with the flickering light on my...

Mystery solved with the flickering light on my PlanePower alternator.
That darned light has been flickering faintly for at least 100hrs, even though it has always produced good power. The alternator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,494
Posted By jimgreen
Thanks Larry, just what I need. Mind you, the...

Thanks Larry, just what I need. Mind you, the price makes my eyes water, especially converted to Canadian mini bucks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,494
Posted By jimgreen
I'm having trouble finding the Princeton...

I'm having trouble finding the Princeton capacitance to volts convertors.
Spruce sells the Princeton kits but they don't have the convertors as a separate item. Any ideas?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,494
Posted By jimgreen
Thanks, I think I will.

Thanks, I think I will.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,494
Posted By jimgreen
RV7A Flyer, I did of course mean the converters....

RV7A Flyer, I did of course mean the converters. They are the Dynon supplied converters. Doesn't seem like there is much to go wrong with them, but I'm not an electronics guy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,494
Posted By jimgreen
I been chasing problems with Van's capacitive...

I been chasing problems with Van's capacitive senders and Dynon D120 for a long time. Before flight the readings are steady but not always very accurate - often out by up to 2 gallons. After about 10...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,651
Posted By jimgreen
Thanks guys. I guess I'll try some of the...

Thanks guys. I guess I'll try some of the alternate methods suggested. I can't justify ordering that stuff and paying UPS rates.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,651
Posted By jimgreen
Yup, that's the stuff they ship hazmat.

Yup, that's the stuff they ship hazmat.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,651
Posted By jimgreen
Great idea, if you can stand the wrath of your...

Great idea, if you can stand the wrath of your overlord.
Ok, just the ugly stuff that doesn't go with her new outfit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,651
Posted By jimgreen
Torque seal substitute

Anyone know if there are any products equivalent to Torque seal?
For some reason the shippers treat it as hazmat which jacks up the cost quite a bit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By jimgreen
Ron, you must be really packing on the hours if...

Ron, you must be really packing on the hours if you need new discs already!
Especially with a tail dragger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,216
Posted By jimgreen
Some injected systems need a return line, others...

Some injected systems need a return line, others don't.
Carbed engines don't.
Building my 7, I made provision for return lines but ended going with Precision Airmotive's RSA5 servo, so didn't need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,035
Posted By jimgreen
I'm 71 and on my second build, this time with a...

I'm 71 and on my second build, this time with a partner. The main disadvantage with the first build was too many solitary hours in the shop.
Almost forgot how to talk.
Flying is great but there is...
Forum: Northeast 12-28-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By jimgreen
Is this related to the red light problem you were...

Is this related to the red light problem you were having?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,234
Posted By jimgreen
Me too please: jgreen_sg@yahoo.com

Me too please:
jgreen_sg@yahoo.com
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,971
Posted By jimgreen
At PP's suggestion I replaced the voltage...

At PP's suggestion I replaced the voltage regulator unit which includes the brushes. This made no difference to the behaviour of the red light, but there was a change in the way the regulator...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,367
Posted By jimgreen
Sorry, these were not the rivets I was thinking...

Sorry, these were not the rivets I was thinking of. I see now yours are the ones which go through the longeron.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,367
Posted By jimgreen
Bonjour Alain. I think you are looking for...

Bonjour Alain.
I think you are looking for MK319-BS rivets
Diametre is about 7/64" and the head is small. They are often used in hard to reach spots on the elevator end ribs. I think there were some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By jimgreen
AN426 rivets have a 100 degree head. From our...

AN426 rivets have a 100 degree head.
From our bible:

"e. Countersunk head rivets MS20426
(supersedes AN426 100-degree) are used on the exterior surfaces of aircraft to provide a smooth aerodynamic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,661
Posted By jimgreen
Best wishes for a recovery, Joe. Thanks for all...

Best wishes for a recovery, Joe. Thanks for all the help and for not laughing at my silly questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,142
Posted By jimgreen
Couldn't tell if yours is carb or FI. A dirty...

Couldn't tell if yours is carb or FI. A dirty injector can make a difference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By jimgreen
I like to top right up every few fills to check...

I like to top right up every few fills to check on the totaliser.
I wondered about opening up holes in the second to last rib (out board) which I believe might be the main restriction to faster...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By jimgreen
Modify tank rib for faster fuelling?

Talked recently to someone who had modified the most outboard internal ribs with larger holes to speed up fuelling. There are only two small holes at the top of the ribs.
What side effects would this...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,493
Posted By jimgreen
I mounted the wheel fairings higher during the...

I mounted the wheel fairings higher during the initial build and after a couple of years fitted the 380 tires. Loved the tires - much easier to roll out of the hangar and manoeuvre on grass.
For me...
Forum: Safety 03-30-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,150
Posted By jimgreen
My all time favorite is a vacuum cleaner found in...

My all time favorite is a vacuum cleaner found in a DC8 fuel tank.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,360
Posted By jimgreen
Ok, so if you set 75% and lean to 50 lop you end...

Ok, so if you set 75% and lean to 50 lop you end up with about 65%.
If you now push the throttle to regain the 75% with a Bendix style FI can you assume you still have the same fuel/air ratio?
BTW,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-29-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,200
Posted By jimgreen
It wasn't so much the lack of steering but the...

It wasn't so much the lack of steering but the free castering part that I thought might be a problem.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,200
Posted By jimgreen
Are there other twins without nose wheel...

Are there other twins without nose wheel steering? Seems you would be pretty vulnerable at low speeds with a power loss.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,971
Posted By jimgreen
This is also a timely thread for me. I have a PP...

This is also a timely thread for me.
I have a PP 60 amp alternator with the idiot light. My ammeter only shows bus amps, not total amps. My PC680 battery is only about 6 months old.
Recently I notice...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By jimgreen
Great idea Jesse. I'll see if I can find someone.

Great idea Jesse. I'll see if I can find someone.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By jimgreen
Thanks for replies. Ground for D120 is good. So...

Thanks for replies. Ground for D120 is good. So is engine/firewall/battery.
Hard to believe so many sensors are giving trouble all at once, but I'll try swapping lines over to isolate any bad sensors.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By jimgreen
D120 problems

I've got about 3 years and 190hrs on a Dynon D120 and it has been trouble free and a delight to use.
Starting about 3 months ago some of the indications have become unstable.
Initially two of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By jimgreen
I should have said "add lead to the...

I should have said "add lead to the counterweight", since the motor is heavier.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By jimgreen
I agree with Bill. There are pros and cons to...

I agree with Bill. There are pros and cons to electric/manual trim with no clear winner. I'm guessing you are used to electric trim on the aircraft you've been flying. You could fly with the manual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By jimgreen
I think most of us have done that at some point....

I think most of us have done that at some point. I assume you are referring to rolling the edge for a tight join.
It's quite easy to put a slight bend on the edge by hand by sliding a piece of 2 by 4...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By jimgreen
Hi schultzy. I'm pretty sure Hal keeps his 3 in...

Hi schultzy. I'm pretty sure Hal keeps his 3 in Courtenay. Definitely not QB.
I keep a 7 at Qualicum and a friend and I have just started building an 8.
Would be happy to share a coffee.
PM me if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By jimgreen
I needed #30 holes too. I don't see any down side.

I needed #30 holes too. I don't see any down side.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By jimgreen
I've been thinking along the same lines for our...

I've been thinking along the same lines for our new RV8 project.
With LED strobes and lights the power demand should be much less.
It would be great to reduce weight and maintenance. Seems crazy that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,665
Posted By jimgreen
Just came across this thread. Impressive. I love...

Just came across this thread. Impressive. I love to see inventive techniques.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,161
Posted By jimgreen
Latest charges

Just got my Nav Canada bill for the year, $71.40 inc tax.
I would think it a good deal if they didn't deny me entry into class C so frequently.
As stated on the back, the charge for foreign...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,830
Posted By jimgreen
I have a similar compass mounted in my panel. Had...

I have a similar compass mounted in my panel. Had to fiddle with it to find a good position, but was able to correct it to within 2 degrees. Transmitting deflects it temporarily.
The worst effect is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By jimgreen
The thing about the fibreglass in Van's kits is...

The thing about the fibreglass in Van's kits is the variability. Some are much better than others. That tail intersection fairing was less trouble for me than some of the other parts because it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,591
Posted By jimgreen
Arie, I beg to differ. At 2500rpm, you cannot...

Arie, I beg to differ. At 2500rpm, you cannot develop full thrust.
The point I wanted to make is that many of us accept less than full thrust routinely for reduced noise.

The airline stuff is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,591
Posted By jimgreen
My local airport is close to town and we try hard...

My local airport is close to town and we try hard to keep the noise level down.
For me this means 2600 rpm until airborne, then 2500 for initial climb.
With a c/s prop this is not much of a power...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,874
Posted By jimgreen
Gary, your post implies you used IAS for your...

Gary, your post implies you used IAS for your mpg. Did you mean TAS?
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,696
Posted By jimgreen
PC680 has been good for me, though I just had to...

PC680 has been good for me, though I just had to replace the original after 3 years due to my abuse.
Great for an aerobat since there is no free liquid (same as the Concorde rg35a?) A possible...
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