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Forum: Tools Today, 01:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By crabandy
Inspection Mirror

I found this articulating and lighted inspection mirror with a clip no less in the women's makeup isle at Wal-Mart for less than $10. It comes with a USB to micro usb charging cord.

Lights off for...
Forum: Midwest Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By crabandy
Hahaha, I can totally picture this!

Hahaha, I can totally picture this!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By crabandy
I used a pop-rivet with the mandrel punched out...

I used a pop-rivet with the mandrel punched out (similar to static port) near my leading edge landing light cutout. I can access the tube/rivet junction inside the cutout.I tried to match the angle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By crabandy
Based on Pete’s photos and advice I purchased...

Based on Pete’s photos and advice I purchased this little WIFI camera via Amazon Prime for $25.99. I liked the semi rigid flat cable because it has a smaller “footprint” going through the spark plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
The circle cutter was definitely a no-go on the...

The circle cutter was definitely a no-go on the steel bracket, I bought a 2 3/8 bi-metal hole saw to finish the hole.

I started making the phenolic spacer, I screwed the phenolic to a scrap piece...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
I've decided to keep the gascolator for...

I've decided to keep the gascolator for now.

I've also decided to add a 1/16" inch Phenolic spacer between the carb and sump, the 1/16" inch should work with the existing studs and airbox to cowl...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,124
Posted By crabandy
Somewhat relevant I hope..... I had the oil...

Somewhat relevant I hope.....

I had the oil cooler in the stock position behind cylinder #4, I thought it was stealing air from #4 cylinder and preheating the air to the oil cooler. I made a remote...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By crabandy
Guy, My lil' dude and I had fun meeting/hanging...

Guy,
My lil' dude and I had fun meeting/hanging out with you and your lil' dude at the OSH Social. Plan on seeing you guys again Oct 5,6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Bill, I have a ďroving probeĒ made from this...

Bill,

I have a ďroving probeĒ made from this little guy DanH recommended:

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/LM34AH-NOPB/LM34AH-NOPB-ND/182346

As far as specific fuel line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Nope. Itís not a regular preflight item either,...

Nope. Itís not a regular preflight item either, right or wrong because the cowling must be removed for access. Whenever I remove the cowling I turn on the boost pump and sump the gascolator checking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
After flying 20 hours with the larger heat...

After flying 20 hours with the larger heat shield, I'ld have to say it has helped with the fuel boiling in the carb. I haven't had an issue on my hot quick turns, but its been a little cooler than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-04-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By crabandy
Left Wing Pics

Auto-Pilot doing the flying with a shallow turn at the IAF when I pop into a big hole in the BKN layer and catch the wing reflecting the sky above. It only lasted a handful of seconds but I managed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By crabandy
Bummed workís not gonna allow even a short PJ for...

Bummed workís not gonna allow even a short PJ for me and a kiddo this year :(.

On the other hand, if cleanup lasts into Mon/Tues I may be able to be one of the Indians on the backside. Let me know!
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,062
Posted By crabandy
Oh Doctor!

Oh Doctor!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By crabandy
Mike, you got it. The 2 switches keep the systems...

Mike, you got it. The 2 switches keep the systems separate and very easy for checklist flow -flying- emergency ops. Both switches on for normal ops, if (already had and flew halfway across the...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,976
Posted By crabandy
Hmmm, I'll try the Private Messages. I had to...

Hmmm, I'll try the Private Messages.

I had to use O-ring to AN flare fittings instead of the usual NPT to AN flare fittings on most Lycomings for oil cooler. Trying to remember where I found them...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,976
Posted By crabandy
Tom, My 7 has a O-360-A1F6D, I sent an email for...

Tom,
My 7 has a O-360-A1F6D, I sent an email for further pics etc.

Andy
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By crabandy
I used 2 switches: Off-Batt-Alt1 Off-Ebus-Alt2

I used 2 switches:

Off-Batt-Alt1
Off-Ebus-Alt2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,646
Posted By crabandy
+1 for angling my feet across the outside corner...

+1 for angling my feet across the outside corner of the rudder pedals. I angled my brakes forward and most taxiing, takeoff and landings I can have the ball of my foot on the center part of the...
Forum: Midwest 08-21-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By crabandy
I called Ralph from the website and received...

I called Ralph from the website and received permission, unfortunately he didn't hear me come in and with time and walking constraints I didn't get the full tour.
Flying in from the south....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By crabandy
I built and have maintained the airplane without...

I built and have maintained the airplane without a band saw, just a hacksaw-drill-die grinder-dremel it close and file to finish. If I want a crisp square edge I clamp a sacrificial angle to the...
Forum: Midwest 08-17-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By crabandy
I frequent the vicinity and possibly be there...

I frequent the vicinity and possibly be there next week, Iíll see if I can sniff out any local rumors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By crabandy
Pretty easy to fly loops around friends in the...

Pretty easy to fly loops around friends in the typical spam cans.....
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,445
Posted By crabandy
Moving dolly

I bought one of these moving dollys from HF that I use as a ďLift KitĒ for my creeper. My creeper sits on top and I get a few inches higher and larger wheels for easier rolling around the hangar. It...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By crabandy
I used the NAS 1801 Hex Head Screws for my...

I used the NAS 1801 Hex Head Screws for my Plenum.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/nas1801.php
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By crabandy
My copy of DanH's plenum. I started with the...

My copy of DanH's plenum. I started with the standard baffle seal material and adapted the same previous metal baffling for the plenum. The plemum has a "Ultra Black RTV" gasket around the perimeter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,204
Posted By crabandy
Mark, Was this on a carb or injected engine?

Mark,
Was this on a carb or injected engine?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,517
Posted By crabandy
Ohhhh, if we can nail down the dates for 2019 Iím...

Ohhhh, if we can nail down the dates for 2019 Iím in for 2!

Iíve got to bid vacation sometime this September for next year, perfect timing as far as Iím concerned.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By crabandy
Probably use Micro instead, mix to get your...

Probably use Micro instead, mix to get your desired consistency. A little bit will be Soupy like hot cheese dip will drip and run, youíll probably want more micro until it spreads like warm peanut...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By crabandy
Glen, glad to hear itís flying again! Iíve been...

Glen, glad to hear itís flying again! Iíve been patiently awaiting the airbox write up!
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,750
Posted By crabandy
Short OSH for me due to work, had to leave...

Short OSH for me due to work, had to leave Tuesday am. Glad to catch you for the short visit!

And itís 4 kiddos......and a horse :D
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,750
Posted By crabandy
Keep at it Marvin, Iím liking and learning with...

Keep at it Marvin, Iím liking and learning with your post updates.

I thought I would have a defenitive timing map to post after a couple test flights since receiving my programmer, but itís taken...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,739
Posted By crabandy
Read lots of articles and have been filling my...

Read lots of articles and have been filling my own O2 since I bought it. I keep thinking Iíll buy a second large bottle for transfilling but I get so many ďalmost fullĒ fills and with my pulse demand...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,655
Posted By crabandy
Caleb is doing it right!!

Caleb is doing it right!!
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,839
Posted By crabandy
I use the front floorboard quite often when...

I use the front floorboard quite often when hauling my kiddos, they donít need the foot room and makes staking and packing easier.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-27-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,069
Posted By crabandy
https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/KOSH-2018/

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/KOSH-2018/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,961
Posted By crabandy
Thanks again to Dan and all the sponsors, we had...

Thanks again to Dan and all the sponsors, we had a Great Time! My lil' dude especially liked the playground and other...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By crabandy
Someday Iím gonna get a ride on that boat!

Someday Iím gonna get a ride on that boat!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,153
Posted By crabandy
Tom and Suzanne, Prayers for you and your family.

Tom and Suzanne,
Prayers for you and your family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
I placed my temp probe just in front of the fuel...

I placed my temp probe just in front of the fuel elbow on the carb.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Exhaust-heat-shield/Exhaust-heat-shield/i-kxhgSph/0/c3f91e5e/XL/IMG_9973-XL.jpg

I don't have any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Heat shield in...

Heat shield in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
I had some scrap stainless, FiberFrax and foil...

I had some scrap stainless, FiberFrax and foil tape so I went to work making a heat shield.

I used my roller a second time (only had it 3 years) to roll my over-sized piece of stainless and fit it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
I like the tip, I've scrounged cutting boards and...

I like the tip, I've scrounged cutting boards and various layup shapes from Wally World numerous times.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By crabandy
Pete, Great job keeping that bird moving,...

Pete,
Great job keeping that bird moving, obviously maintaining her well and the inspiration! Carry on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
“There’s always a chance,” but the issue is...

“There’s always a chance,” but the issue is defenitely heat related FWF. I generally have fuel pressure and the loud clicks of the fuel pump go away shortly after turning it on when hot and on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Dan, I was thinking of a similar heat shield on...

Dan,
I was thinking of a similar heat shield on the exhaust next to the carb and fuel line.

My fuel lines are on the long side, as a first time builder I was thinking ďflexibility.Ē

Iím also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
I think my problem is very similar, if I get the...

I think my problem is very similar, if I get the fuel moving with more throttle RPM the surging richness goes away. I think at idle the fuel is sitting and cooking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Boost pump generally doesn't help when very heat...

Boost pump generally doesn't help when very heat soaked, It clicks loudly like there is no fuel. Sometimes it helps if it is only marginally heat soaked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Finally took some recent pics, basic Van's system...

Finally took some recent pics, basic Van's system with Vetterman crossover exhaust. Inline screen fuel filter after the fuel selector to the facet fuel pump.

Gascolator to engine fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
I just re-cowled after the oil change and away...

I just re-cowled after the oil change and away from the airplane, lemme dig through some photos.

Lower cowl temps aft of the accessory case away from any cylinder hit 215-220 *F on a 95* quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
My issue isn’t poor idle, it’s lack of idle and...

My issue isn’t poor idle, it’s lack of idle and running in general. On 95* day quick turns I’ve had it quit on me (more than once) (leaned mixture, idling 1200 rpm etc) and had to radio the tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Great read Dan! My large round inlets and plenum...

Great read Dan! My large round inlets and plenum take up all the room on the front top of the cowling though! And he is cooling at high AOA in Flight, Iím aiming to cool better on the ground.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Not exactly a hot day today with an OAT OF 82* F,...

Not exactly a hot day today with an OAT OF 82* F, but I had the time finishing an oil change and did a couple quick flights. I did a cold start and Flight to stabilize oil at 190ish and cylinders at...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,908
Posted By crabandy
I’ve been playing with the Nuvite as well,...

I’ve been playing with the Nuvite as well, currently everything has been F7’nd and working on the C. Yes it’s a lot of work, but I hate the polish residue around the hangar more.
I’m never done...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,290
Posted By crabandy
I have an assembled rudder I would sell, pm sent.

I have an assembled rudder I would sell, pm sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Allan, Not sure what is meant by ďpressure in...

Allan,
Not sure what is meant by ďpressure in this configuration is much lower on top than the bottom?Ē Can you please explain?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Thanks for all the other upper cowl flap...

Thanks for all the other upper cowl flap suggestions, if I make an upper cowl flap I would like it to be controlled from the cockpit. Still thinking and waiting.

Pretty sure a couple flights without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Mikey, Iím carbureted with dual electronic...

Mikey,
Iím carbureted with dual electronic ignition and auto plugs, I think the fuel is boiling in my carb bowl....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Not 100% 100LL, but I keep 1 tank strictly 100LL...

Not 100% 100LL, but I keep 1 tank strictly 100LL for takeoff and landing. I use 91 ethanol free mogas in the other tank at lower/cooler power settings mostly in cruise. I switch to my 100LL tank with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,833
Posted By crabandy
Cowl flap thoughts

I think Iíve seen/googled most of the ideas out there when it comes to cooling the lycoming in the summertime. Iím sure there are many more out there that I havenít seen. Iíve done a decent amount...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-12-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,062
Posted By crabandy
Perfect for a horizontal induction nose dragger,...

Perfect for a horizontal induction nose dragger, Iíve thought about it for my 7 but the carb/airbox hangs so low already the Center exit seems a natural. So much room in the corners for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,792
Posted By crabandy
Great Trip Report! Even more exciting/connection...

Great Trip Report! Even more exciting/connection for me is that I've flown my Rv to a handful of the same airports on less grand adventures.
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