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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation The official FAA AC covering this is...

The official FAA AC covering this is here...

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC43-9C.pdf

Lots of blurb that is not applicable to us, but this little bit, along with the...
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By az_gila
Smile I read it a bit...

I read it a bit differently....:)

http://wiki.dynonavionics.com/Servo_Application_Guide#RV-6

The long arm is on the roll servo and that is what I used. There is a lot more movement around on the...
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By az_gila
Spoke to Sensenich again today. I've given up on...

Spoke to Sensenich again today. I've given up on the local dealers.

No commitment but it sounds like they will probably do it for nothing for a low time prop.

So, off to UPS tomorrow...:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think there would be a difference between...

I think there would be a difference between external fasteners and instrument panel screws over any sort of vinyl.

The OP was asking specifically about instrument panels.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By az_gila
Smile Old picture showing a little sub-panel label made...

Old picture showing a little sub-panel label made up for my audio source/Tx switching -

http://halie.com/oEA.jpg

Straight from Aircraft Engravers. I went with "Matte" in 0.032 IIRC...
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Interesting, they never mentioned that when I...

Interesting, they never mentioned that when I called yesterday. :)

I'll try again.

They did say that it can be done on a new prop without screwing up the paint, which surprised me. I expected a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By az_gila
Smile Firstly you need to use the good stuff from 3M...

Firstly you need to use the good stuff from 3M -

https://www.amazon.com/3M-CA-421-BLACK-CARBON-Wrapping/dp/B005HYF2IO

...and yes it will wrinkle if you over torque the mounting screws.

I used...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By az_gila
Smile OK, but my 2005 QB kit that I bought is the...

OK, but my 2005 QB kit that I bought is the original green version - but with pink doors.

Any idea what extra problems I can expect. :)


PS It's good to hear that the doors and hinges can be...
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By az_gila
Question Re-pitching a Sensenich 180 HP prop - Who does it?

VAFers.

I have decided to get my 83 inch pitch 72FM Sensenich prop repitched to Vans updated standard of 85 inches.

The factory said any of their dealers can do it, but I got these responses from...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think the original method was even simpler and...

I think the original method was even simpler and just involved the angled hole in the actuator and a wrap around the rod end bolt.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/service_bulletins/sb07-4-12.pdf
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By az_gila
Question I was also wondering about the same things as the...

I was also wondering about the same things as the OP. :)

If you are installing an Aerosport overhead console, could that be done in step 2 just before paint?
Forum: Autopilots 04-21-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By az_gila
Question Could the linkage have moved (bumped) into an...

Could the linkage have moved (bumped) into an over-center condition?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,141
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes those Dynon holes would be difficult. I found...

Yes those Dynon holes would be difficult. I found it much easier to work in TurboCad and using the layer feature I could even make a mock-up using instrument/radio jpeg files. I also only specified...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-18-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By az_gila
Question Since the sensors are low current and/or small...

Since the sensors are low current and/or small voltages wouldn't gold plated terminals be better?

Such as these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By az_gila
Smile Check local building/permit codes. In our town...

Check local building/permit codes.

In our town any shed/accessory bulding under 120 sq ft with no electricity or plumbing does not need zoning or permits..

A 15 x 8 shed might work and be easy to...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Nah, it's a common engineering...

Nah, it's a common engineering term...:D

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=284514&postcount=3

OK looking at post#2, it maybe with somewhat of a UK origin... B. Eng., University...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,463
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I agree on the fuse bit, and just had to go and...

I agree on the fuse bit, and just had to go and read the LSE manual.

To connect power to the ignition system, install the 15-pin input connector from your sensor harness to the ignition module....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By az_gila
Smile Use this handy little chart...

Use this handy little chart -

http://adlersantiqueautos.com/images/compressed2.jpg

A 5 cfm die grinder at 100 ft has a pressure difference of about 10 psi for a 100 ft of 1/4 vs 3/8. probably...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 349,170
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up http://halie.com/ouH.jpg Hey, I know it's not...

http://halie.com/ouH.jpg

Hey, I know it's not done, but it is progress. :D

Aerosport dual 10 inch EFIS panel installed with trays supported and mounted for GTN and GTR units. Lots of nutplates...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up I made mine 14 ft at the eaves and wish it was 16...

I made mine 14 ft at the eaves and wish it was 16 ft.

14 will give you storage, but not real stand-up space if you have a standard 8 ft high room under it.

Also consider a small storage room with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By az_gila
Smile Pick any plane from the...

Pick any plane from the list...:)

https://www.bifold.com/airplane-size-chart.php

You probably would want to design for the plane that you think would help resale in the future. One neighbor...
Forum: COMM 04-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, running four #22 wires vs. RG-400 co-ax is a...

Yes, running four #22 wires vs. RG-400 co-ax is a no brainer. My -6A has about a 6 inch section of co-ax for the Dynon ADSB box and my -10 will be similar.

In both cases the boxes are aft of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-11-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By az_gila
Question Or, said in another way... Does the TX from one...

Or, said in another way...

Does the TX from one end go to the RX at the other end. :)
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By az_gila
Smile Make sure your GPS has the Los Angeles area VFR...

Make sure your GPS has the Los Angeles area VFR Waypoints (VPLxx) installed in the database.

They will help you sort out one freeway from another as you enter/cross the LA basin. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up UPDATE on Coast Pneumatics - The web site is not...

UPDATE on Coast Pneumatics -

The web site is not clear, but you cannot buy single items even though they are listed - bulk orders only (250 minimum) or buy the packages listed separately in their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-10-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By az_gila
Smile If that's the case - a weak RS-232 module - then...

If that's the case - a weak RS-232 module - then try a temporary test with a much shorter cable. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,216
Posted By az_gila
Smile I just did this... water and an auto 'bug sponge'...

I just did this... water and an auto 'bug sponge' did a great job, both on the bare aluminum and white epoxy primer painted glass parts.

However in the AZ dryness - it's 8% RH outside this moment -...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-09-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I'll take it if the previous poster...

I'll take it if the previous poster doesn't...

email sent as well.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By az_gila
Smile And a similar number of moons ago, the...

And a similar number of moons ago, the Experimental Aircraft community was speculating over low cost jet engines being developed for the early cruise missiles, for example the Tomahawk - in service...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, it does seem sort of random.... this might...

Yes, it does seem sort of random.... this might help -

https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/418/NG_CD_206486_K1-1246748.pdf

Not sure whether to count clockwise or anti-clockwise - depends on male vs....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,992
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation If they are fasteners as opposed to rivets, as...

If they are fasteners as opposed to rivets, as the AD seems to imply, then a burr at the hole edge could certainly stop any bolt or similar fastener from sitting flush and in full contact with the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-06-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation It seems like Deans has stopped making those 5...

It seems like Deans has stopped making those 5 pin plugs explaining the multiple "out of stock" locations. Search the web and buy from any existing stock you can find....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Page 16 here talks about tubes in tubeless tires...

Page 16 here talks about tubes in tubeless tires - basically it's OK -

https://www.goodyearaviation.com/resources/pdf/aviation_tire_care_3_2017.pdf

Michelin says the same thing, but with a "no" for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By az_gila
Smile Drill #41

I preferred drilling with a #41 drill bit if the sheet is going to be dimpled as long as your dimple die will fit - all of mine did.

#41 is 0.096 and does fall within the Mil-spec hole size of 0.093...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you are going to be pounding a C-Frame dimpler...

If you are going to be pounding a C-Frame dimpler on your bench, add extra legs right under the C-Frame location to stop bouncing and make your whacks more effective. :)
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By az_gila
Post My concern with the DP antennae for VHF is that...

My concern with the DP antennae for VHF is that they seem to be the only manufacturer using a two screw narrow base for a 24 inch whip.

Every other antenna maker uses a much wider 3 or 4 screw base...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,409
Posted By az_gila
Smile Thanks for the info - I'm not familiar with the...

Thanks for the info - I'm not familiar with the Continental engines.

If they need 0.040 testers then all I can say is that there seem to be quite a few incorrect 0.060 testers floating around our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is what Utah officially says...

This is what Utah officially says -

https://tax.utah.gov/selfreviews/aircraft/faq.pdf

Looks like no use tax since the plane will not be subject to Utah registration/titling since you are a OR...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By az_gila
Smile I don't think so, at least not on my O-360's...

I don't think so, at least not on my O-360's

The hole in the crank flange is 0.031 larger diameter. The non-index bushing would not be a friction fit. See link in post #8.

However, with a big...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-01-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By az_gila
Question I thought that there is essentially no flow out...

I thought that there is essentially no flow out of the squeezer until you release the trigger. If so the hose length should make little difference.

This is unlike most of our other air tools. :)
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Definitely 26 lbs at the axle - sheet 46-06

Definitely 26 lbs at the axle - sheet 46-06
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think some of the old metal floats leaked and...

I think some of the old metal floats leaked and that was why the plastic ones came along.

However, as the old saying goes - "Sometimes the cure is worse than the problem" :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,332
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, lots of similar ideas... I think what the...

Yes, lots of similar ideas... I think what the comments and posts just show is that it's something that could be cleaned up by the panel vendors as you say.

I too thought of modifying a Dynon hub by...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By az_gila
Smile Friction and hanging up on one rudder cable...

Friction and hanging up on one rudder cable keeping the rudder deflected a bit and not centering...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By az_gila
Question Perhaps mechanical rather than...

Perhaps mechanical rather than aerodynamic?

Something like a groove worn bushing in the rudder cable path from pedal down the tunnel and aft fuselage.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,332
Posted By az_gila
Smile Brian, my idea was similar to yours for the dual...

Brian, my idea was similar to yours for the dual Skyview, but with the exception of splitting the network cables out on a separate board.

The main difference is that I thought there were too many...
Forum: Propellers 04-01-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By az_gila
Smile I added some points for a 83 pitch Sensenich to...

I added some points for a 83 pitch Sensenich to Philip's original post here -

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=68127

It agrees with his 85 inch pitch comment above.
Forum: Flight Testing 04-01-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,128
Posted By az_gila
Smile 83 pitch Sensenich

I thought I would add my testing points to the OP original graphs. My -6A is 180 HP but has the Sensenich recommended "standard" prop of 83 inch pitch. The prop "screw theory" still seems to hold up...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By az_gila
Question But, isn't that the U-620 and U-621 stuff on my...

But, isn't that the U-620 and U-621 stuff on my -6A? Plans sheet 61.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By az_gila
Smile Thanks, but I was wondering about the work...

Thanks, but I was wondering about the work fitting around the -10 nose gear, which is different from the -6A I'm familiar with. I'm also guessing that the lower cowling "bar" referred to was for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By az_gila
Question I'm sure Vans will come up with an easy solution...

I'm sure Vans will come up with an easy solution since it is the hidden side of the joint.

However if it was sanded that thin in the corner, does this excess sanding extend upwards (ref. to pic) and...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By az_gila
Question Can you give us pictures of this?

Can you give us pictures of this?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation It may depend on how far the individual prop...

It may depend on how far the individual prop drive bushings stick out in your particular configuration.

Looking at the Lycoming SI for the bushings the index bushing fits a hole in the crank that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By az_gila
Smile Same engine in a FP -6A Cruise shows a pretty...

Same engine in a FP -6A

Cruise shows a pretty steady 3.4 psi, lowest was 2.8 psi in a 500 fpm climb with the boost pump off. Take off climb was 5.2 psi ith the boost pump on.

Above with a Skyview...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,925
Posted By az_gila
Smile So in 3 weeks I can peel off my 3 inch vinyl...

So in 3 weeks I can peel off my 3 inch vinyl numbers and change it to NX61GX in 2 inch numbers

Neat. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,925
Posted By az_gila
Question What's the exact magic date for a -6A?

What's the exact magic date for a -6A?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,733
Posted By az_gila
Smile In my case the insurance company was more...

In my case the insurance company was more concerned with total hours flown as PIC of a -6A rather than anything formally labeled transition training.
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By az_gila
Question Flyboy Accessories...

Flyboy Accessories maybe?

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Internal-Rudder-Stop-p/2102.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,610
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Appendix D to Part 43 - Scope and Detail of Items

Again, remember the FAA required statement you are signing the CI off to.

For the tire flip....

(e) Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By az_gila
Smile My old Tiger prop when to the aviation dept. of...

My old Tiger prop when to the aviation dept. of the local community college. A good place for donations of aircraft stuff that is no longer airworthy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,610
Posted By az_gila
Smile The oil change bit is interesting. Say your CI...

The oil change bit is interesting.

Say your CI came up and you only have 5 hrs since the last oil change. Lycoming only give procedures for 25/0/100/400 hr inspections, with no mention of annual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By az_gila
Smile Simply connect it to your main power bus. You...

Simply connect it to your main power bus.

You can set up the colored indicators on the Skyview widget to change color when the voltage drops from a charging voltage - green at 14.1v - to a fully...
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