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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,132
Posted By Guenthfa
Thanks Steve! Like Steve I'm not an engineer,...

Thanks Steve!

Like Steve I'm not an engineer, just an old cub driver from Alaska transplanted to the lower 48. I recently completed -7 with a Lycoming O-360 and Hartzell blended airfoil prop. After...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Guenthfa
oil samples

In my current position I review about 100 oil samples a month from large industrial gas turbines to small air compressor and diesel engines. After evaluating several OA labs we landed with a company...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,471
Posted By Guenthfa
Grove Gear

I had the one piece gun drilled grove gear on my One Design and thought it was the cats a$$. I had the pleasure of watching him go though the process of making it. For gun drilling the brake line...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Guenthfa
Found a bunch of ideas on a "gascolator search"...

Found a bunch of ideas on a "gascolator search" the access hole seems to be the simplest.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Guenthfa
Gascolator Access?

RV-7 with O-360, how are you guys accessing the gascolator drain through the cowling? Did you drill a hole through the bottom of the cowling to put the testing tube through?

Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By Guenthfa
DAR thanks

I live in SW washington and contacted Charlie Cotton on the recommendation of other builders in our area. All I can say is that Charlie is a "top shelf" DAR to work with and comes highly recommended,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 50,961
Posted By Guenthfa
Weight and Balance numbers

Left Main 508
Right Main 502
TW 70
Gross 1080
CG 80.92"

O-360 Hartzell CS prop, day/night VFR panel fancy interior (sorry I can't remember)

First flight in the next...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Guenthfa
Antenna Location

Same as above only on the right side.
Forum: Safety 01-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,705
Posted By Guenthfa
xwind

I'm with everyone else here, it's the gusts that concern me, not a steady crosswind. I have only landed like this 2 times in my flying career but don't forget the option of touching down on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,907
Posted By Guenthfa
Acc. Cooling

To blast or not to blast? I'm going to cool my mags and alternators with blast tubes. I live in the PNW where we don't have a real hot climate even in the summer so I don't see it as robbing cooling...
Forum: Propellers 11-18-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,866
Posted By Guenthfa
Prop Balancing

There are basically 3 units of measure in vibration: acceleration (G's) Velocity (IPS) and displacement (Mils PP).

Typical displacement readings are found on large rotating equipment and recorded...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,011
Posted By Guenthfa
Grove gear legs

I had a set of his gun drilled gear legs on my One Design and really liked them for their clean look. I actually got a chance to visit his shop and watch them being made. He starts out with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,431
Posted By Guenthfa
Carb heat vs Alternate air

Hello, I'm building my first RV and in the later stages of assembly, specifically the filtered airbox for my 0-360. My question is that on every carburated aircraft I've ever owned they had a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,022
Posted By Guenthfa
2380

Exxon 2380 or now known as Air BP 2380 is a mil spec gas turbine oil only, use it in your Lycoming and it won't last an hour.:eek: The engine that is!
Forum: Northwest 11-17-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By Guenthfa
WA Taxes

I was about halfway through a plans built project when I registered it to ge the "N" number I wanted. Within about 3 weeks I was getting letters from the state wanting their tax money. I told them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Guenthfa
Prop Governor Question

I'm building an RV-7 with a O-360 Lycoming and rear mounted prop governor. The governor I have is a Woodward H210681. I ordered Vans governor/cable bracket for a Woodward governor. I sent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By Guenthfa
Curious about the statement; "it would never go...

Curious about the statement; "it would never go flat...adding power stops it"

In all the Pitts S2b and DR-107 (One Design) spin time I've got, power brings the nose up and flattens out the spin,...
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