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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By BillL
Agree on cylinder to cylinder distribution.

Since you don't notice performance, and it progresses with the climb, I would guess those cylinders are getting really rich. Being a carb, you might just close the throttle a touch and see what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By BillL
Your symptoms indicate black goo in the...

Your symptoms indicate black goo in the hose/line. 100LL works just fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By BillL
Yes, thanks, Mike. I should have included that in...

Yes, thanks, Mike. I should have included that in the OP. Added.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By BillL
Thanks Andy! I bent the tab out of the way...

Thanks Andy!





I bent the tab out of the way and there was no change in #4 temp relative to the others, still 15-20F.

If, one day something changes, I will post.
Forum: Propellers Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
Perfect

Dave, Sorry I missed your post in a timely manner. I called the former application engineer for Hartzell Props and he called back a couple of days ago. He said the same as you. Likely high pitch stop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By BillL
I followed this technique.

I used some #6 aluminum stand offs, a stainless stud into a nutplate, then a CS screw on the plate itself. Yes, quite a bit of work to get the plate fitted and flush, but looks great afterward. Use...
Forum: RV-12 Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By BillL
A man has to know his limitations . . .

You can look at numbers and get first hand opinions by people who know your skills or call even call a psychic to get some diversity, but you should know your own limitations and make the final...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By BillL
Not higher than 400F

Oil will burn off at 400F, like in ring grooves, etc, the piston does not get that hot in operation! So heat it yes, 600F NO.

It will become easy with heating, just heat and push you don't really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By BillL
Hey Dave, I ran into Cory Johnson (Pitts S1C)...

Hey Dave, I ran into Cory Johnson (Pitts S1C) today at C75. He got grounded here for weather as he was heading north after the contest. He was telling us that Sportsman will now get a trophy and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-12-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By BillL
Medallion Home - 6-12

What a hoot! My parents built their home in 1958 and installed the pull down lights - all the rage at the time. That is a slice of history, I worked as a carpenters helper a few years after that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By BillL
Absolutely normal.

Absolutely normal.
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By BillL
Transponder check. . .

Probably a good idea, I had a static check and the technician used an expensive looking instrument to pick up the transponder data and compare. Afterward, my ADSB still failed not related to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-10-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,964
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Thanks!!

I like easy! My TIG work is getting better, but not this ready yet.
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
Update - Not the Governor - it continues.

Well, the education continues.
Short Version:

Engine prop oil transfer ring- not the problem, tested at Lycoming 25 psi, tested by me at 14 psi.

Governor tested by Aircraft Accessories Tulsa,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By BillL
Blow through with foam ear plugs.

If the tubes/hoses are not assembled, you can take a foam ear plug and stick in one end and blow it through three times. For larger hoses a similar wad of open cell foam will work. Add some solvent...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By BillL
You are right about one thing - the problem is...

You are right about one thing - the problem is not solved until it is reproducible.

As for the bet you are ON!!:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By BillL
Yeah . . . me too, wonderful to have data, I did...

Yeah . . . me too, wonderful to have data, I did the test several times to be sure (5 minutes at a time), and looked and plotted the G3X data - nothing.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,964
Posted By BillL
That is excellent design work!!! That allows for...

That is excellent design work!!! That allows for a tiny bit if head motion and still retain o-ring sealing. A few more hours on my bird and it is on the list for upgrade when the parts are off....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By BillL
My 10-Friend found black goo in his line, it was...

My 10-Friend found black goo in his line, it was near solid when cool, then as it warmed, the MAP would work ok. ~200 hrs. The goo is heavy ends from fuel, like pitch. It could easily harden with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,964
Posted By BillL
The latest parallel valve engines (M1B) is made...

The latest parallel valve engines (M1B) is made like your angle valve description and would need the tube cut/welded. Then, it has a formed flange for a fat o-ring fitting into the intake...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By BillL
Absolutely Jon, the parts have not arrived yet,...

Absolutely Jon, the parts have not arrived yet, agree it's odd. I ordered a new one in case I get stuck off my home airport. (I could aways let it cool). I think I'll move that thermocouple to it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By BillL
No, but you did in the post above, and all my...

No, but you did in the post above, and all my measurements had both of them way too low. So their suggestion to raise them was very consistent with your information. Now that I understand this...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Near final resolution - balanced flight

I'm going to quote myself. :eek:

My heavy wing is resolved. I shimmed so the zone B was raised by .040". Then I had 3 low hinge points and one nearly even. After remeasuring the "height" it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By BillL
Final Resolution - -

A shout out for Hartzell/SkyTec support: ALLEN!! I had a test plan and he was quite receptive to stepping through it. He stopped me in the middle and said," Bill, we are going to get you fixed up...
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
Thanks!!

Excellent idea - I just did glide testing and with the engine idling or at ICO, the prop pulled all the way out was consistently 1300+10 RPM.

I did not think about that test when posting.

So for...
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
I have checked, but always worth checking again....

I have checked, but always worth checking again.


Larry, I have been talking to the H guy for a week. I checked the clocking and it was off. I changed it and it is not the issue. It did help by 100...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By BillL
Baffle Question, #4 hotter, Question . . pict

In 20 hours of flight #4 CHT has always been hotter. It does not seem that the GAMI test points to it being out of line A/F wise.

The #2 head was blocked and un blocked with zero difference to #4....
Forum: Propellers 05-31-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
I will be checking the stop - at least the low pitch.

It usually is right at 2700 on TO and climb or cruise when requested. It started a little low (2650) and I adjusted it up (2700). I will be checking the static RPM of the prop tomorrow. With a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By BillL
Too much difference . . .

I got a set of RVBits intersection fairings and tried them on my SJ wheel pants and it was easier (a relative term) to just make them in place. Hours of sanding.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By BillL
Gear Fairing Alignment is really sensitive!

I am no expert, but now 18 hrs into Phase I and have been fiddling with the same. I jacked the plane and rechecked all the alignments, wheel pants, gear fairings. I tweaked the gear fairings maybe a...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
This is what I had expected! Thanks Yes I do...

This is what I had expected! Thanks



Yes I do have that Hartzell composite, something is just not right. I did not change the prop pitch stops. I sent a note to Hartzell and will follow with a...
Forum: Propellers 05-28-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
Yep drops and jumps just fine on the run up, but...

Yep drops and jumps just fine on the run up, but in cruise I can dial it back to 2250 if it is at a low MAP. Increase the MAP and it will go up to about 2350-ish and that is about it.

So - how low...
Forum: Propellers 05-28-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By BillL
Lowest Governed RPM?

I am about half way through phase I and found that the my Hartzell prop gov won't regulate the speed lower than 2400 rpm. What do the other governors (for the 360-M1B) have for a lower limit? This...
Forum: Primers 05-23-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By BillL
Read...

Read these:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1007375&postcount=1

google this and read: AFRL-RX-WP-TP-2008-4012

Conclusion: primer only - use strontium chromate , Full system...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By BillL
#1 - check pressure sensor #2 - if one is not...

#1 - check pressure sensor
#2 - if one is not bad, then ground the plane and proceed to check with mechanical gage.
#3 - plugged oil filter
#4 - Something else, diagnostics needed.
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By BillL
If the pipe is really close, the mechanical heat...

If the pipe is really close, the mechanical heat shield on the pipe may hit, mine did. I turned to this method, it is recommended. Kinda like a bandaid, but sealed around the full perimeter.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By BillL
Half is not bad, it would be a problem it it did...

Half is not bad, it would be a problem it it did go to the flats.

At normal temps a good 2-3 weeks is enough to be sure it is cured.
Forum: Tools 05-18-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By BillL
I use a nut driver handle with driver bits. ACR...

I use a nut driver handle with driver bits. ACR is enhanced engagement. Get a good brand and stick with them WERA is a good one as is Wiha. They won't work in tight spots, but I use a Dewalt driver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,305
Posted By BillL
Builder phase.

You are now unshackled from second guessing and verifying the plans. Now, you become a . . . . builder. Make plan and get to it. Kinda fun. :D
Forum: Primers 05-18-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By BillL
+1 998 to go.

+1 998 to go.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 12,123
Posted By BillL
So, they may NOT have output, hopefully, the NTSB...

So, they may NOT have output, hopefully, the NTSB investigation will provide some enlightenment on the chain of causes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,751
Posted By BillL
I have, but won't be arguing with you, it is not...

I have, but won't be arguing with you, it is not helpful.

Facts:
1. Pressurized oil to bearings is incorporated in designs to keep the bearing journals cool.
2. The design factors for the bearings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By BillL
There are several threads that show how to...

There are several threads that show how to strengthen the oil cooler. There are three areas to change. 1. link over to the forward top screw on the head, 2. a piece of angle on the corner, and 3. a...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By BillL
Many have acetic acid, it is the "self etching"....

Many have acetic acid, it is the "self etching". It has a strong acid smell. It is NOT what you want.

Edit: OK I shall eat my words - if the plans say self etching, it IS what you want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By BillL
I think they did this in a steady session. A...

I think they did this in a steady session. A friend and I did our two that way. It was not a rote process, the layers were rolled to "lift" the resin and if still rich another dry strip of...
Forum: Tools 05-11-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By BillL
I got a cheap one on close out (9"-2 wheel). I...

I got a cheap one on close out (9"-2 wheel). I use the wood cutting blade (6 TPI -oh the horror!). It cuts heat treated aluminum like butter - and the blade lasted for years. Not enough force for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By BillL
I had the same issue with the pilots stick and...

I had the same issue with the pilots stick and just used the same reamer on this bell crank . . . and it then worked smoothly.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-08-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By BillL
The three in one Whelen needs 14 volts to work...

The three in one Whelen needs 14 volts to work properly. I went through a lot of trouble shooting to find out. 12v gave me intermittent firing.

There was a full operation system here FS, $100 a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-06-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By BillL
Not much is done empirically. I think you are...

Not much is done empirically. I think you are looking for a sizing reference? You might consider doing it by Reynolds number, Re. Tubes and hoses might have a different surface roughness though. A...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,695
Posted By BillL
Bent parts, like these, are made from 6061....

Bent parts, like these, are made from 6061. Initially in a soft state (T0) to yield in the forming process, then they are heat treated for strength to T6 state.

The blue vinyl is applied at vans...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By BillL
You might check out this link - Very nice work,...

You might check out this link - Very nice work, the best inlet connection to the cowl I have seen posted.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=578167&postcount=1

I made my plenum...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By BillL
You don't have to have one, but is there a...

You don't have to have one, but is there a technical reason you desire a plenum (cover)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,621
Posted By BillL
This is a little more complicated than it might...

This is a little more complicated than it might need to be. Two issues, coming loose, and checking it after the part is constructed.

1. Coming loose. The lead is not real solid due to they way it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By BillL
So that is why my ailerons are low! I suggest a...

So that is why my ailerons are low! I suggest a 6" C-style vice grip clamp (no feet). Then take the ends and grind down the tips to fit within the hinge. The 6" frame is narrow enough to fit....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By BillL
I don't trust the color rendering from my...

I don't trust the color rendering from my Vividia-400 unit, don't know about yours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,375
Posted By BillL
Some data would be very helpful.

Rick, would suggest you install some piccolo tubes to get the upper and lower cowl/plenum pressures. That would tell a lot about the cooling system.


By example, I have the SJ cowl, it classically...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
Posted By BillL
Just a thought.

I use the Stein tool for these split terminals and initially had some that did not want to click in. I found the thickness of the tool (length along the terminal) was critical and just a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillL
Realistic - that is the one.

Yep 44-232 like my link above. I inherited one and sat on my self for a while until my 10 friend said he had an inflight magnetometer error.

Use a pocket magnetic compass to wave over the part and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillL
This is what I used, an old Realistic tape eraser...

This is what I used, an old Realistic tape eraser (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Realistic-Bulk-Tape-Eraser-44-232-Made-in-the-USA/132585735096?hash=item1edeb9c3b8:g:NsMAAOSw3epavbaw), used by my...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By BillL
I wouldn't, and have learned each person treats...

I wouldn't, and have learned each person treats their plane differently and respect them all. I just can not see the brinelling theory as plausible, maybe some other issue, but not that.



Les is...
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By BillL
I don't believe this. The torsional, centrifugal,...

I don't believe this. The torsional, centrifugal, and traction forces (forward bending moment) are so much greater than a push pull. No way. Show me some numbers. Races and balls are 52100 steel...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,831
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Yep - Like Dan sez - - educational. Besides,...

Yep - Like Dan sez - - educational.

Besides, it would have cost you 3 kts too. :D
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