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Forum: RV-10 Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By jrs14855
Balance

motorcycle shops have stick on balance weights in 1/4 oz increments. They can easily be cut into smaller pieces.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By jrs14855
Expiration

It is quite common for registrations to be cancelled for failure to renew every three years. It is also quite common for airworthiness to be missing from FAA website. I don't have an explanation for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By jrs14855
Crank

I flew a S2B that previously had the prop depart at just over 100 hours from new. New engine flange cracked after a few hundred hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By jrs14855
Aerobatics

The Lycoming problems with aerobatic crank failures goes back at least to the late 70's. The general belief is that it is related to gyroscopic maneuvers. The light weight props including MT and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By jrs14855
BFR

ASF.org covers all the requirements in great detail. 10 alternatives to BFR including 135 and 121 proficiency checks. NO requirement for a current CFI in either case. Paul appears to be covered under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By jrs14855
BFR

There was a point many years ago where the then BFR could be observed from the ground If a single seat aircraft was used.That option was specifically eliminated years ago. The key word is...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By jrs14855
rough idle

If you use the fuel pump should the engine quit turn the pump off immediately and wait a few minutes before attempting restart.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,913
Posted By jrs14855
Teardown

Aug 1964, no tear down requirement back then. We did two Twin Commanches after that, no tear down, I flew one of the TC's for two years and tracked the airplane until recently. The Cherokee is still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,913
Posted By jrs14855
Nosewheels

Typical Cherokee with nose gear torn off can be put back in the air in one long day with two mechanics. Not including paint.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By jrs14855
Starting

This could be a poor ground path from batter to starter. On my 10-1 0 320 I had similar issues and cured the problem with a extra ground wire from battery ground to starter case. I know of one other...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,057
Posted By jrs14855
Video

If you look carefully at the spin recovery in the 8 you can see a very momentary application of down elevator. The elevator is quickly returned to neutral. The autorotation stops immediately with the...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,057
Posted By jrs14855
Spin

It is very important that full opposite rudder be applied followed immediately with elevator at least slightly down or significantly down as required by the individual airplane. I thought the 7 might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,871
Posted By jrs14855
A good reason

In March 2006 Steve Hammer set a world speed record class c1b San Diego to Jacksonville non stop at 258 m/h. Initial altitude was fl190, 210 at Wink TX and 230 at Mobile. Glasair 1.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,619
Posted By jrs14855
New York Airports

Starting in Jan 1967 I did Princeton NJ to EWR and JFK multiple times a day. We parked at an American gate at JFK. One day I did that from 7 am to. 11 pm with just a couple of short breaks to eat....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jrs14855
52F

Doug- Some time in the late 70's I was at 52F at least once. It was pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Edna Whyte was still running the place. I didn't know her history at the time, now I do. That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,701
Posted By jrs14855
Commanche

As far as I know Max Conrad did not have any extra oil in the 180,250 or
twin Commanche.
250 was Casablanca to Los Angeles, !80 Casablanca to El Paso, TC Capetown to St Petersburg FL. Max was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By jrs14855
Sump

Sure, lots of options. Twin Commanche sump is horizontal rear mount and can be modified to front mount. Lots of other options although more options for 360 than for 320. 360 sumps have been used on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,284
Posted By jrs14855
Wait and Balunce for Dummies

Many moons ago two legends in aviation loaded their small two seat airplane for the annual flight to the Mecca of Aviation. Mecca at that time did not sell adult beverages. So the number one priority...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By jrs14855
Certified

I specified maintained to certified standards which means all maintenance and records etc. A non mechanic can do limited maintenance on a type certificates aircraft. Examples spark plug cleaning, oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By jrs14855
Certified

As long as the engine is operated within limits and maintained to certified standards the engine remains certified. Let's say you buy a Cherokee 180. You have no way to determine if a previous owner...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By jrs14855
Engine

Mahlon has posted extensive information on Lycoming forum on this subject. Not quoting Mahlon but my understanding is that STC upgrades from 150 to 160 hp are eligible for a new data plate from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By jrs14855
The old way

To see how it was done in the 30's get a copy of North Star Over my Shoulder. Settle into your favorite recliner with the book. Connect to the way back machine and enjoy your flight in the jump seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By jrs14855
Pressure

The AE oil system is not an all attitude system and will loose oil pressure in certain attitudes. By setting the oil pressure high green the duration of the loss will be slightly less and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By jrs14855
Oshkosh

That was clearly in Jacks message.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-29-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By jrs14855
flooding

That this happened after float replacement indicates that the float is occasionally hanging up on the wall of the float cavity. I think there is a service bulletin on this and possibly a gage to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By jrs14855
pressure

58# is not an acceptable cruise power oil pressure. This subject was discussed extensively just a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By jrs14855
Oshkosh

Note the use of the term "the company".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By jrs14855
Mags

It important to use the special flat washers that are used on many Bendix mags. They are larger and thicker than standard AN washers. I have never had a problem with the star lock washers. If I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By jrs14855
Tailwheel

Post 23 is how the pivot point should be and the simplest way to correct improper angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By jrs14855
Oshkosh

If EAA rescheduled for fall attendance would probably be half of normal.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-23-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By jrs14855
Typo

Don't publish videos
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-23-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By jrs14855
FAA

What most don't understand is time and distance. If you are more than 100 miles from the nearest FSDO office your nearest public airport may only get a visit from the FAA once or twice a year. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By jrs14855
Oshkosh

The question should be: can EAA survive if Oshkosh 20 is canceled?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-22-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By jrs14855
Chutes

There is one exception and that is a CFI providing spin training to a pilot who is a candidate for their initial CFI check ride.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-22-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By jrs14855
Parachutes

All LEGITIMATE aerobatic schools in the US require parachutes for all
Aerobatic training. You may find a benovelent Fed that accepts a passenger as a required crew member but it is more likely if...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-22-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By jrs14855
Canopy

In the recent Midget Mustang fatal the departing canopy apparently took off half the horizontal and all of the vertical tail. Where the canopy goes depends on speed and attitude. I lost a canopy on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,697
Posted By jrs14855
Shimmy

The shimmy on my Wittman Tailwind is rotational. I can see the left gear on landing roll. I wonder if the person who did not have good results should hav completely stripped the powder coat.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-22-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By jrs14855
Aerobatics

Parachutes??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,422
Posted By jrs14855
CFI

FARs do not require a current CFI for aerobatic instruction or instruction required under part 135 or 121.FAA in the past has allowed a pilot without a current medical to provide aerobatic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,899
Posted By jrs14855
Virus

Only one case in Alaska as of a couple hours ago. That person was just arrived from out of state. That at least suggests that the virus could be affected by extreme cold as well as temperatures over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,899
Posted By jrs14855
Vaccine

Presidential press conference less than two hours ago they are ready to test a vaccine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,132
Posted By jrs14855
S & F

I agree completely with Dan's excellent post.
I want to take this a step further. I believe that Lakeland Airport does not have the "real estate" required for a jet aerobatic waiver. This was much...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By jrs14855
Sump

Some of the components in post 12 and 14 are for the inverted oil system found on AE IO series engines. For aerobatic engine plug with o ring is installed befor screen then fitting for hose replaces...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By jrs14855
Fittings

The nuts can be obtained with holes for safety wire. If a 90 degree fitting is used orient the fitting so the hose does not try to turn the fitting.
You should find the proper torqueing method for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,697
Posted By jrs14855
Landing Gear

Wittman Tailwind, 100# plus lighter than typical RV, Landing gear is 13/16" diameter at small diameters as opposed to 7/8 for most RV's. Sam James wheel pants. Goodyear tires with wheel/tire...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,798
Posted By jrs14855
Oil

All the references I find call for green arc oil pressure in cruise 60-90 psi.
Some are happy with middle of the green. Some like high green oil pressure.
There are opinions that high green is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,798
Posted By jrs14855
Oil

Still no mention of exact model number and whether oil dipstick markings have been confirmed correct.
Searching for an operators manual for I0 360A1A will show drawings of that engine. The sump for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,798
Posted By jrs14855
Oil

The M1A appears to have the same or similar sump as early angle valve 360's. it is wider and flatter, hence the need for a higher minimum. That sump is popular with builders who wish to convert a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,798
Posted By jrs14855
Oil Pressure

For parallel valve engines with standard sump 6 qt oil level will have no effect on oil pressure. IIRC the Lycoming minimum for these engines is 2 1/4 quarts.
Some angle valve sumps require a higher...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By jrs14855
Engine

Check your PM's
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,047
Posted By jrs14855
ADSB Outlaw

Smokey-
Thank you for that. There are now at least two of us standing tall among a herd of sheeple.
I would much rather spend 2K plus on gas.
If you start a outlaw club can I be member #2?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By jrs14855
Conduit

Non RV. I made my own same as Colin P but all stainless. Stainless machine screws and stainless all metal nuts to attach to firewall. In my opinion the long portion should be forward of the firewall...
Forum: Northeast 02-13-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By jrs14855
Diner

My sense is that airport restaurants are surviving mostly from non aviation customers.
I have not been back east for a while but the number of airport restaurants has to be much smaller than 20...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,247
Posted By jrs14855
Spinning

A self taught aerobatic pilot has a fool for an instructor. This includes "teaching" yourself spins. You can learn more from a good instructor in one hour than you can on your own in one year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By jrs14855
Exhaust

I have never had much luck with adel clamps for anything with potential for a lot of movement. There are similar clamps available which are used on steel tubing with no cushion. They clamp really...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,247
Posted By jrs14855
Spins

From day one it has been well known that Meuller Beggs doe not work in all airplanes. It works fine for most popular aerobatic airplanes but not all. IICC does not work in Cessna 150 and Chipmunk.
It...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,247
Posted By jrs14855
Spins

For training purposes during initial training the initial control inputs should be two separate and deliberate actions. Full opposite rudder to the stop and then stick forward just enough to stop the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By jrs14855
Bermuda Dunes

Forgot to mention the weather was textbook perfect.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By jrs14855
Bermuda Dunes

I was there with my Wittman Tailwind. The only EAB that was REALLY standout was that orange RV4 with the flames. A lot of custom, very innovative details that many would not even notice.
There were...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,202
Posted By jrs14855
Shimmy

Anyone tried balancing the wheel pants by putting weight in the front of wheel pant??
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,453
Posted By jrs14855
mixture

The mixture adjustment your mechanic made is only for idle mixture and has no effect at cruise power.
The actual number for EGT is meaningless for normally aspirated engines. The 0 320 is know for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,934
Posted By jrs14855
Carb

You should buy factory bushings and they need to be reamed after installation. They are held in place by locktite.
If you have a wood prop and high compression engine, standard 160 hp or higher...
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