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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,775
Posted By bret
I just replaced a broken piston ring on my 360,...

I just replaced a broken piston ring on my 360, removed the ring and reassembled in the bore and measured the ring end gap thinking a ring end butt condition may have happened but the specs came out...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,775
Posted By bret
On post 102 can you explain the photos, trying to...

On post 102 can you explain the photos, trying to learn something here, if photo 3 is normal combustion at 40 FPS and photo 23 is detonation at 6,800 FPS, are we to compare the ripple length or...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,775
Posted By bret
Your last part is where I agree with you, in post...

Your last part is where I agree with you, in post 88 I was thinking the same thing, one plug not firing, end gasses detonating opposite the firing plug. detonation can happen after one plug firing....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By bret
Nice write up!

Nice write up!
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By bret
Used these also on the build, got the CAT kit,...

Used these also on the build, got the CAT kit, crimper is spendy but fully adjustable for different Ga wire.
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,775
Posted By bret
Did I read that there was an ignition failure on...

Did I read that there was an ignition failure on one plug? if not, skip the rest of this but here is a theory from a HS grad with no formal training, so here is my uneducated guess, So everything is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,540
Posted By bret
Hum....tough one....I heard of a story once......

Hum....tough one....I heard of a story once... :rolleyes: a particular engine had engine problems and they thought it need a rebuild and later found out that a couple pushrods were too short.........
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By bret
I wish I bought one from day 1. here is a vid of...

I wish I bought one from day 1. here is a vid of a quick blade test. this is the best tool I bought for the project. https://youtu.be/fx2ToPvbBRA
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By bret
Was that staged or you just caught the kids being...

Was that staged or you just caught the kids being normal? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By bret
Thanks Tom, if I ever do this again I will have...

Thanks Tom, if I ever do this again I will have you make my lines, it was way more work than I anticipated.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By bret
Supposed to? as in certified aircraft? Never...

Supposed to? as in certified aircraft? Never thought about the certified aspect of the control location, only what felt right for me. If I ever sell I guess they can drill a hole and put it where...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-09-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By bret
EFII install

Just having fun on the laptop, for entertainment and not meant for instruction, new parts on an old engine. I was trying to document the build but got overwhelmed when I discovered there are over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By bret
I'm no expert, but I would keep the pushrod area...

I'm no expert, but I would keep the pushrod area clean of everything and only have the flight control push pull tubes running in there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By bret
Well.......if....the lower explosive limit LEL of...

Well.......if....the lower explosive limit LEL of 1.2 and the upper explosive limit UEL of 7.1 of gasoline ever present themselves with the other two elements to support BOOM! stuff we have a...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By bret
I installed a 20 AH back up battery, if I get a...

I installed a 20 AH back up battery, if I get a primary EarthX battery problem or alternator problem, I shut down the field, then Aux battery On and then master Off. This gives me theoretically 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By bret
Wait....is this the same theory that you can...

Wait....is this the same theory that you can throw a lit cigarette into a bowl of gasoline and it will not ignite?.......most of the time? :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By bret
From airframe built to completing the other 90%...

From airframe built to completing the other 90% was 1.5 years, the challenges were, working fulltime with a 2 hr. commute, financing the expensive stuff, and balancing the build time to complete the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 1,415,364
Posted By bret
Do they mix alcohol with the gasoline down under?...

Do they mix alcohol with the gasoline down under? up here 10 percent is normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By bret
If the FAA does not recognize a certified engine...

If the FAA does not recognize a certified engine on an Experimental, why do they allow for a 25 hour phase one test period when a ( certified engine and prop ) are hung?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 1,415,364
Posted By bret
Just wanted to do an update and add data on the...

Just wanted to do an update and add data on the green Loctite trick, over one year with fuel in the tanks and no problems yet, the paint was mechanical etch with maroon scotch bright pads, epoxy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By bret
Buying or building? if building I pick the 7, if...

Buying or building? if building I pick the 7, if buying on a budget the 6. I think you can find a 6 cheaper than the cost to build one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,975
Posted By bret
Sounds like low fuel flow? 250 on oil temp? my...

Sounds like low fuel flow? 250 on oil temp? my red line take action is 230. are all EGTs equal when it starts to run rough?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By bret
I spent all my money building an airplane and use...

I spent all my money building an airplane and use my 25 YO David Clark, works for me, afraid to try one of these fancy new sets, still trying to get out of dept. :rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,348
Posted By bret
Are these the same plug wires with all these...

Are these the same plug wires with all these changes, a leaner mixture requires more current to jump at the plug and ignite the mixture and a weak wire will not deliver the current to spark at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By bret
For years during the build I kept hearing about...

For years during the build I kept hearing about people drilling holes in their fingers, I was like, what the heck are these guys doing? until I got to the gear leg fairings and then I finally joined...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By bret
Very easy to work with, told him what I wanted,...

Very easy to work with, told him what I wanted, he emailed me a drawing, I approved, then I ordered material to be drop shipped to him and wham O all done perfect!
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-27-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By bret
After doing the HS mod and drilling it all apart,...

After doing the HS mod and drilling it all apart, I measured the rivets and holes they came out of, each hole was expanded by .010 to .015 larger from the rivet set processes, so even if you do get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By bret
I agree, I would say that climb rates are more...

I agree, I would say that climb rates are more about the time of year and temperature, more than what airframe.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By bret
a simple bosh relay may work? alt on the coil...

a simple bosh relay may work? alt on the coil side, NO or NC contacts to your signal input.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By bret
OR...aluminum, https://i.imgur.com/OItxSD3.jpg

OR...aluminum,
https://i.imgur.com/OItxSD3.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By bret
To expand on the above mentioned, per my example...

To expand on the above mentioned, per my example I was given 100 NM radius and there are transponder required areas in my Phase 1 area, and he also looked at my log book that had the transponder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By bret
Caution, is it something the FAA would enjoy...

Caution, is it something the FAA would enjoy watching also?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By bret
If it can it will?......with a RH thread on both...

If it can it will?......with a RH thread on both ends and installed with enough thread in the rod ends, the unit will bottom out on one end preventing the assembly from coming apart, however, with...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,203
Posted By bret
Back in the 80s no money but good times racing on...

Back in the 80s no money but good times racing on Ortega hwy 74 with those other performance cars, the look on their faces when the beater pinto went roaring by them :D...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By bret
Very clean, Nice!....................14 months?...

Very clean, Nice!....................14 months? Wow!
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,203
Posted By bret
Hints of a lot of nay sayers, Dang, I could have...

Hints of a lot of nay sayers, Dang, I could have had a V8! reminds me of all the non believers in HS that said you can't put a V8 in a Pinto....until I drove to school with it in the early...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By bret
Personal preference really, I have a slider with...

Personal preference really, I have a slider with pull pins on the front rollers, lots of discussion on here as to if you can even open it during flight, but there ya go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By bret
imgur hosting works good on here.

imgur hosting works good on here.
Forum: Safety 11-18-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,413
Posted By bret
I believe all modern vehicles have the PCM...

I believe all modern vehicles have the PCM controlling the field.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By bret
This is very important! measure very carful...

This is very important! measure very carful here........ekk
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,751
Posted By bret
You are not alone, some one should start a poll...

You are not alone, some one should start a poll on this subject....be interesting the percentage of damaged parts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By bret
Back in the day with sheet metal warped valve...

Back in the day with sheet metal warped valve covers and cork, one way that works, straighten flange, use a bead of ultra Black RTV on one side of the gasket and place on valve cover, turn face down...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,592
Posted By bret
Or just put in auto pilot and that 7 will calm...

Or just put in auto pilot and that 7 will calm right on down to a ......sorry, can't think of anything, can't afford any BMW to compare it to :rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,446
Posted By bret
my understanding is the 320 is lighter and for...

my understanding is the 320 is lighter and for weight and balance, the mount is longer, further away from firewall and shorter for the heavier 360 used in the 7. some have used the 320 engine mount...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,446
Posted By bret
When I started the build I also wanted a NEW...

When I started the build I also wanted a NEW engine but the $ thing was a big factor for me, found a deal on B S, a certified engine and prop out of a Mooney, spent more on the avionics than the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By bret
Correct, no cooking, and plenty of room with cowl...

Correct, no cooking, and plenty of room with cowl floor, a further note on the heat shields, they work amazingly well, better that I thought they would, I have my throttle cable 1" from the exhaust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By bret
That looks nice! I have a HD 10 row on the back...

That looks nice! I have a HD 10 row on the back of #4 of an angle valve engine, but I think the angle valve is 2 or 3 inches wider than the parallel engine.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-13-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By bret
Ditto on above....just some numbers on an average...

Ditto on above....just some numbers on an average build heavy 7a with a used 53 year old engine and shinny new electrical stuff.....at 15,500 ft 155 KTAS @ 6.5 GPH! check my math, is that a 1001 mile...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By bret
There was one guy here that had his rudder cable...

There was one guy here that had his rudder cable snagged by this bolt, the nuts go inward, unless you capture the cable like mentioned above. yes, I too had to remove the weldment to install...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By bret
also added reinforcement tabs with a V cut to aid...

also added reinforcement tabs with a V cut to aid in future reinstall alignment after paint. zip tie here is temporary, used hose clamp for final, I plan on getting CV boot crimp type clamps...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By bret
ya these were fun, this is where I drilled my...

ya these were fun, this is where I drilled my first finger hole....after doing the true up on the bench and installing tape and marking witness marks on the tape and cut the green tape open, I placed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By bret
I sat there and scratched my head at this point...

I sat there and scratched my head at this point also, I have the crossover exhaust and angle valve, there are 26.5 ways to skin a cat but this was the best I could come up with, works great down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By bret
I'm on the other side of the box, my donor engine...

I'm on the other side of the box, my donor engine in a former life swallowed a screw and got rebuilt because of it. I see alt air is a good idea for IFR ops but I decided to not install one because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,897
Posted By bret
Case study, even with all the warnings about...

Case study, even with all the warnings about weather this guy keeps going...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLmzy8ZPgtc&t=58s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,897
Posted By bret
I'm sure some have heard this real life near...

I'm sure some have heard this real life near death ATC transmission....scary,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pl4Pl3qyek
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,265
Posted By bret
How long are you holding the trigger full, should...

How long are you holding the trigger full, should only take .3 to .7 of a second, just guessing, if longer than this I would think you have an air flow restriction or not enough PSI, on light...
Forum: Reviews 11-09-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By bret
If it did not get (heated) why was it closed? I...

If it did not get (heated) why was it closed? I see you are using the other brand.....I did not post this to get into an argument...some here like to do that, not me, I only posted MY experience with...
Forum: Reviews 11-09-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By bret
EFII

After reading a post that was very heated between two vendors, I thought I would speak up and voice my experience with one of them. We spend a lot of money on these aircraft, the first thing I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By bret
You bring up a very important point about drill...

You bring up a very important point about drill debris, during my fuse build it was on a rotisserie and you would not believe how much is in this thing, with compressed air, vacuum and turning upside...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By bret
I am no expert on these, I just did the bare...

I am no expert on these, I just did the bare minimum on the hone with the chrome layer in mind, I am just going to keep an eye on it real close and report back here, after looking at the cylinder I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,897
Posted By bret
Wow, glad it turned out ok, do you have auto...

Wow, glad it turned out ok, do you have auto pilot?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By bret
Semper Fi Brother!

Semper Fi Brother!
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