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Forum: RV-10 Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think you meant "thinner"...:)

I think you meant "thinner"...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By az_gila
Smile My Tiger has access panels directly into the...

My Tiger has access panels directly into the integral fuel tanks. They use a 'low adhesion' sealer so future removal is possible.

FlameMaster CS3330B or Desoto/PRC PR1428B is recommended and is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By az_gila
Smile Get it in better RV-400 here...

Get it in better RV-400 here -

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-10-FT-RG400-LOW-LOSS-COAX-RF-CABLE-BNC-MALE-TO-BNC-MALE-CLAMP-USA-ASSEMBLED/131264792575

The connectors you list are standard straight BNC...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By az_gila
Smile Bought one and it arrived today. Haven't used it...

Bought one and it arrived today. Haven't used it on an engine but it did give me a look at the internal bonding joints on my -10 doors.

http://halie.com/oeW.jpg

- it lost a few pixels getting out...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-19-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By az_gila
Smile CORPORATE DIRECTIVE NUMBER 88-570471 In order to...

CORPORATE DIRECTIVE NUMBER 88-570471

In order to increase the security of all company computing facilities, and to avoid the possibility of unauthorized use of these facilities, new rules are being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By az_gila
Smile One option may be to buy a Superior oil tube that...

One option may be to buy a Superior oil tube that comes in metal and cut it to the length you want - then have some sort of aluminum fitting machined to join the two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By az_gila
Smile I totally agree... but it is not in concert with...

I totally agree... but it is not in concert with many over-simplified statements used -

Then size the circuit protection to protect the wire.

Bigger wire is OK (or put another way - a smaller CB...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By az_gila
Smile You mention the AC43.13 sentence starting with...

You mention the AC43.13 sentence starting with "Wires".

But this is the sentence before it -

A circuit breaker must always open before any component
downstream can overheat and generate smoke or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By az_gila
Smile That's were I read it differently, in English not...

That's were I read it differently, in English not FAA-ese.

As an example I could wire my G5 with #18 wire and still have a 5 A breaker on it.

It would meet the requirement you mention of protecting...
Forum: International 09-18-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Sometimes it's simply a quest to find the correct...

Sometimes it's simply a quest to find the correct forms. :D

Good going!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Perhaps not always... it depends sometimes on the...

Perhaps not always... it depends sometimes on the actual load being protected. House wiring uses a minimum 14 g wire, no skinnier 120 volt wiring around. :)

From the FAA bible - AC43.13 - my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By az_gila
Post This goes along with something several...

This goes along with something several experienced glider pilots told me, and goes along with the fact that almost all glider pilots wear parachutes.

Always have full hull insurance on your plane. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By az_gila
Smile The accident report shows it was helped along by...

The accident report shows it was helped along by the all-flying tail of the Cirrus and early Mini-Nimbus. :)

My Mini-Nimbus lacked stability, especially at high speeds - it was fixed when I did the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By az_gila
Smile All consistent

They are the same when you correct the inputs...:)

All for 20 g wire -

Use the Wire Barn calculator for 5% drop and you get 22.66 ft.

The FAA 1/2 volt drop for 14 volts is 3.6%

Everything is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation In all the glider training I did it was always...

In all the glider training I did it was always stressed never to do this.

In an emergency situation you might simply follow old habits and release both your seat belt and your parachute harness as...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I know over the span of five decades several (5+)...

I know over the span of five decades several (5+) glider pilots that have bailed out with little or no training and most made it.

Most of them did not use the static line cockpit attachment that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By az_gila
Smile The hex head would be...

The hex head would be these...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/ha/screws/nas1801.php

They are full strength structural screws. They are also useful for other spots where it is hard to get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By az_gila
Post With no slots, there might be a good possibility...

With no slots, there might be a good possibility of the aft of the canopy floating upwards as the 'unlatched' folks have reported. Then what happens? The canopy may come straight back at you and hit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By az_gila
Smile I removed the return spring on my C-Frame...

I removed the return spring on my C-Frame Dimpler.

It's a bit slower since you have to hold up the upper rod as you move the skin around, but once you let the top (or bottom) outie dimple enter the...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By az_gila
Smile Typical garage door mentioned...:) I'm sure the...

Typical garage door mentioned...:)

I'm sure the VS would not be on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By az_gila
Smile This may be the data the FAA mentioned... three...

This may be the data the FAA mentioned... three years old so maybe another aviation incident, not accident, got added.

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/speeches/CHart//Documents/Hart_150211.pdf

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Yes, it is different from engineering and I guess...

Yes, it is different from engineering and I guess that is why the university buildings are "Medical Arts" rather than "Medical Science" :)

However, I would question the validity of any test in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation As an engineer I would read the medical report as...

As an engineer I would read the medical report as far less than "solid science"...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By az_gila
Question Is that the same stuff they make belt sander...

Is that the same stuff they make belt sander belts out of?

I've used them cut up to make longer sanding blocks and also in smaller pieces for and sanding inside curves.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up That link goes to fibre disks for metal...

That link goes to fibre disks for metal conditioning.

Use 2 inch Roloc sanding disks on an angle die grinder...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but no need to trip over yourself running...

Yes, but no need to trip over yourself running around. :)

This PPG data sheet talks about prepping aluminum for primer and mentions an option with acid etch but no alodine.

They use 24 hours as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By az_gila
Smile For most of the population, falling asleep at the...

For most of the population, falling asleep at the wheel on a long drive would be a more common effect, and usually could be self-diagnosed before actual sleep and an accident occurred. :)

Perhaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I'm not a doctor, but like reading stuff with...

I'm not a doctor, but like reading stuff with data... :)

If I'm reading this chart correctly, the data shows evidence as moderate for some treatments and the word insufficient appears in lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation No torque numbers, go by angles as stated by...

No torque numbers, go by angles as stated by Lycoming.

http://halie.com/oeu.jpg

The plug you mention is most likely a 1 inch diam. by 20 threads per inch

Save the above chart for engine work and...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By az_gila
Smile Maybe, but do the acid etch step anyway to help...

Maybe, but do the acid etch step anyway to help the epoxy primer bond. Just do the scuff step with maroon pads soaked in Alumiprep.
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By az_gila
Smile A long while back CrystalAire, CA had 3 Bird Dogs...

A long while back CrystalAire, CA had 3 Bird Dogs as tow planes.

A new owner found they were worth more to private owners as low cost war birds than as working tow planes. He sold them and bought...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,106
Posted By az_gila
Smile It's OK - I have the PlaneAround new door parts...

It's OK - I have the PlaneAround new door parts and have just finished trimming the doors but have not yet installed any latch parts. :)

I am planning on microswitches for the aft pins but was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By az_gila
Smile For this, she suggested I get a) blood work, b) a...

For this, she suggested I get a) blood work, b) a chest x-ray, and c) a sleep diagnostic.

I would do a) and b) and then see what the results are. If they kick off something that the FAA doesn't...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By az_gila
Smile I acid etched and alodined my -6A spars. It...

I acid etched and alodined my -6A spars. It wasn't too difficult.

Make a wood tray and line it with heavy plastic as described above. I made a much smaller (narrower) tray with a plywood base and 1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By az_gila
Smile Try dimpling on some of the trim pieces both with...

Try dimpling on some of the trim pieces both with and without the blue plastic.

Take the plastic of the one test case and compare the dimples for sharpness and depth.

If you are happy with the...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,106
Posted By az_gila
Question Can someone confirm that this condition cannot...

Can someone confirm that this condition cannot occur with the PlaneAround latch if the interior handle is in the closed position and the door "looks" closed?
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,106
Posted By az_gila
Smile Bob, the wiring was not on the plans CD/DVD I got...

Bob, the wiring was not on the plans CD/DVD I got from Vans. It also was not in the OP-xx set, and is not on OP-37 the electrical drawings.

Perhaps you have to buy the optional kit to get the...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By az_gila
Smile I can't find any pictures but I have seen...

I can't find any pictures but I have seen temporary wheels on axles.

IIRC they were discs of 3/4 plywood laminated to the same thickness as a wheel hub.

Wheel dollys may also work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By az_gila
Smile It may depend on your description of "poly" ...

It may depend on your description of "poly" :)

If it's the stiff tubing used for air brake lines it might work. If it's the more flexible polyurethane tubing (that I prefer) then it won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,234
Posted By az_gila
Smile That is the key, the more eyes the...

That is the key, the more eyes the better.

However, one thing A&Ps tend to be better at is engine installations - builders tend to have looked at far fewer examples, certified or not - and this is...
Forum: Primers 09-13-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, a good idea. I just did an Amazon re-order...

Yes, a good idea. I just did an Amazon re-order on the SEM self-etching primer.

Our local FinishMaster professional auto paint store isn't exactly low cost. :)

The SEM stuff is more expensive but...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-13-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By az_gila
Smile Only if you can do all of the painting in one...

Only if you can do all of the painting in one step.

If you have multiple sessions on different interior parts the losses will probably make 1 qt. to low.
Forum: Primers 09-12-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By az_gila
Smile I prefer the SEM brand self-etching primer sold...

I prefer the SEM brand self-etching primer sold in real auto paint stores.

Not usually found in a Lowes or Autozone.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-12-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By az_gila
Smile I would expect the weather conditions, moisture...

I would expect the weather conditions, moisture and building effects to be vastly different in the CA Central Valley vs. the US NorthWet. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Question Ted, It looks like I am moving to exactly what...

Ted,

It looks like I am moving to exactly what you describe. I do plan the indicators to be over the left hand EFIS screen. I have a few questions though based on earlier stuff.

I presume this...
Forum: GPS 09-12-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By az_gila
Smile And some GPS antennae can even work on rotating...

And some GPS antennae can even work on rotating objects. :)

A Tucson product - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=70q4ZXkSgJE
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By az_gila
Smile The shops do cadmium plating because that is what...

The shops do cadmium plating because that is what the overhaul manual calls for...:)

http://halie.com/oea.jpg

There is potential for a lot of load in that area.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Smile Bob, This is the part I am referencing - 2....

Bob,

This is the part I am referencing -

2. Measure the horizontal distance from the primary view centerline to the left or right edge of the GTN unit, as appropriate.
3. If the GTN unit is mounted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation True, but my co-pilot isn't a pilot and I like...

True, but my co-pilot isn't a pilot and I like the panel. It is already purchased and fitted.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1252992&postcount=425

I am a VFR pilot only as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I am limited by the Aerosport carbon panel...

I am limited by the Aerosport carbon panel designed for two 10" EFIS sceens. :)

The GTN-625 ends up quite far to the right. As I said earlier my present plan is for no VOR/ILS system.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes - sorry for the typo - I'm not really color...

Yes - sorry for the typo - I'm not really color blind. :)

This appears to define the Mid Continent colors for a GTN unit -

https://www.mcico.com/img/product/description/MD41-151XrevB_td.pdf

LOI -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Smile Bob, sorry about the pic - I was just using a pic...

Bob, sorry about the pic - I was just using a pic from the Aerosport web site to illustrate the GTN positioning. If you check from the aircraft center-line, the Aerosport version I am using is a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,703
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, talk to them first. I asked for 100 miles...

Yes, talk to them first. I asked for 100 miles radius and got it easily.

I sent them a pretty map and they simply incorporated it in my Op Limitations. :)

Look for airports at different altitudes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, thanks for the acronym correction. But, my...

Yes, thanks for the acronym correction.

But, my original point is that it must meet the Installation Manual to retain the TSO. That is correct isn't it?

And also yes, being in the preferred field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,703
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, let the FAA do the paperwork and get as many...

Yes, let the FAA do the paperwork and get as many local inspectors/A&Ps/builders to do additional inspections for you.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1210906&postcount=5
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I know, but shouldn't it be installed per the...

I know, but shouldn't it be installed per the manufacturer's instructions?

The acceptable vertical field-of-view includes the area from the top of the instrument panel to the portion of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By az_gila
Question Garmin GTN625 annunciators

First, I am not IFR rated but do want my RV-10 panel to be IFR capable for others, so excuse the dumb questions. :)

As I read the GTN manuals, the Aerosport dual 10 inch EFIS panel with a separate...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By az_gila
Smile I used white epoxy primer so I didn't have to...

I used white epoxy primer so I didn't have to look at the pink color...:)

White also makes it look brighter and shows up oil spots/leaks better.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-08-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By az_gila
Question Would all-metal...

Would all-metal work?

http://spenceraircraft.com/an363-518-nut-hex-head-self-locking-coarse-thread-5-16-18-steel-alt-part-ms21045-5-404-826-603-318.html

Nylon insert version here - but to a MS...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,957
Posted By az_gila
Smile Then you will like this picture I took - before I...

Then you will like this picture I took - before I was a pilot - as a photographer for the University of Liverpool student Guild Gazette paper.

Taken from a fourth Chipmunk showing the second...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By az_gila
Smile I was thinking of something completely flush for...

I was thinking of something completely flush for an aft overhead light in the overhead console.

One of these...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm not sure how the flashlight through the...

I'm not sure how the flashlight through the material idea would work with either the pink doors or the later grey gelcoat doors.

It is OK on the older green doors.
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