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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
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: 723
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: 599
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: 20
Views: 1,112
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Joe. PM Sent with details. Hi Jack. The mast...

Hi Joe. PM Sent with details.

Hi Jack. The mast is yours. They just happen to be having an aeroclub fly-in here this weekend, so you could be the long distance star of the show. I'll give you a call...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-03-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By tgmillso
FS (Australia): Slick Mags, Plugs, Molex Crimper, Air Drill, Gretz Mast, Etc.

Hi All,

I've completed my RV-7 build and I'm clearing out the hangar. All prices include shipping anywhere in Australia (yes, lucky you that builder in Arnhem Land). 5% of proceeds to Doug's beer...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
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: 702
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: 589
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: 1
Views: 672
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: 285
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: 694
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: 6,052
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: 1,743
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: 9,484
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: 500
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: 9,484
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: 783
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 3,537
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 7,626
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: 9,484
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: 9,484
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: 7,626
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: 9,484
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: 2,690
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: 1,414
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: 517
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: 1,765
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: 2,690
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: 720
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: 41
Views: 16,767
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: 26,078
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: 66
Views: 55,167
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: 8,070
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: 1,724
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: 2,442
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: 66
Views: 55,167
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: 66
Views: 55,167
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: 2,442
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: 66
Views: 55,167
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: 66
Views: 55,167
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Michael, Regarding your question on fitting...

Hi Michael,

Regarding your question on fitting switches below the G3x touch screen, it is possible, however only with the 1/4" switches. These are available from Stein and are good for up to 3 amps...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,748
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Steve. Excellent news. Tom.

Thanks Steve. Excellent news.

Tom.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,748
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, I just spoke with the Garmin tech...

Hi All,

I just spoke with the Garmin tech support line, and they said to check the resistance between the two ground pins on the GDU460 (also the GEA24 as this as two ground pins also). If I have...
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,784
Posted By tgmillso
Like the OP of this thread, I was having a ****...

Like the OP of this thread, I was having a **** of a time getting the female pins of the molex microfit into the plug bodies. Turns out I had the SL Series female pins and not the Microfit 3.0 style....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,748
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, Another question on this keep alive...

Hi All,

Another question on this keep alive power, specifically regarding the grounds. I've just finished my avionics harness and was completing my power and ground checks, when I noticed that I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,026
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Michael. Sounds like I need to stop...

Thanks Michael. Sounds like I need to stop thinking about it and just get in and have a crack at it.

Tom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,026
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Dan. Yes, you are correct in that I was...

Thanks Dan. Yes, you are correct in that I was talking about the red box.
I guess I'd just been looking for a way of setting the engine up without having to rely on finding the peak EGT, hence the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,026
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks guys. After my break in period is over, I...

Thanks guys. After my break in period is over, I think I'll shoot for around 7 to 7.5gph for my first LOP operation to guarantee I'm out of the high power danger zone and then see how things go from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,026
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, I'm just finalizing my engine settings...

Hi All,

I'm just finalizing my engine settings for my POH and had a question regarding the fuel flow settings for given engine powers. My engine is an IO-360M1B (8.5:1 CR) modified only with dual...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By tgmillso
Again, no experience with this on aircraft...

Again, no experience with this on aircraft engines, but cross threaded a glow plug hole in an alloy VW head, just the first thread like you have. A mechanic friend of mine used a back tap and it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By tgmillso
I'm installing the Tosten military, and had to...

I'm installing the Tosten military, and had to cut about the same amount off. I wouldn't have minded cutting a little more off, however the palm support at the bottom ends up slamming into your leg...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Dave. Here are some pics. There is about 1 1/4...

Hi Dave. Here are some pics. There is about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" clearance between the bottom of the AN4 elbow and the cowling. This is on a -7, so I'm not sure exactly how it will apply to the 8, but I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-13-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By tgmillso
Hey Dave, My outlet is on the bottom per the...

Hey Dave,

My outlet is on the bottom per the standard concept, then I bring a flex line up to my FT60 which sits on top of the injector, attached to the sump using adel clamps. I just had to...
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