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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 05:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,048
Posted By Mark Dickens
In re the cotter pins, your first interpretation...

In re the cotter pins, your first interpretation is correct. Just make sure the tails of the cotter pins lie flat. I sent mine to Emagair a few years ago for the checkup and firmware upgrade. They...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Mark Dickens
I do it the lazy man's way. Jack the tail up to...

I do it the lazy man's way. Jack the tail up to where it's just a little nose down so the oil drains overnight with the rest. Usually, there's only a few drops left to catch with a paper towel when I...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,048
Posted By Mark Dickens
I've been running PMags for almost 3 years using...

I've been running PMags for almost 3 years using black silicone tubing and nylon fittings (from McMaster-Carr) for the plumbing, so I'd be curious to see how your setup looks.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,196
Posted By Mark Dickens
I have two pieces of "wall art". A right aileron...

I have two pieces of "wall art". A right aileron and my first attempt at a baggage door. I've thrown away all my trim tab attempts from a long time ago. This is just a rite of passage. Grim...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-19-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By Mark Dickens
FS: More Stuff

I have the following things for sale:

An unused Aveo Eyebeam LED light. Info at https://www.aveoengineering.com/eyebeam-mini/. Spruce sells them for 227.00. I'll sell this for 125.00 including...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-19-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Mark Dickens
Viking Engines has one they rent:...

Viking Engines has one they rent: https://www.shop.vikingaircraftengines.com/Propeller-Balancer-1000.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Mark Dickens
Aircraft Specialty Services...

Aircraft Specialty Services (www.aircraftspecialties.aero) and Aircraft Spruce are good sources for these supplies. As for which governor adapter, I'd search for the Lycoming Parts Catalog for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Mark Dickens
And here I suspected it was a way of getting over...

And here I suspected it was a way of getting over the 51% hurdle, but this makes sense! I can't imagine building a composite kit!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Mark Dickens
Wow, things must have changed dramatically since...

Wow, things must have changed dramatically since I received my fiberglass from Vans. I was convinced that whoever Vans had making this for them was doing a poor job on purpose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,091
Posted By Mark Dickens
No damage, although as I mentioned there was a...

No damage, although as I mentioned there was a little bit of paint erosion on the prop tip paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,091
Posted By Mark Dickens
I've flown twice this year in heavy rain, as long...

I've flown twice this year in heavy rain, as long as 20 or so minutes. My setup is similar to Steve's with a forward facing scoop into a conical filter. It ran smoothly through all of it. I did get a...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Mark Dickens
I think it means Remain Overnight. He needs a...

I think it means Remain Overnight. He needs a good place to stay one night
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Mark Dickens
My apology for the late response. This is for...

My apology for the late response. This is for 1/2" bolts.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,781
Posted By Mark Dickens
Scott, you've so eloquently expressed what so...

Scott, you've so eloquently expressed what so many of us have felt when we lost our own dads. Reading this today gave me a renewed appreciation for everything my dad gave me, my continued sense of...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-10-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Mark Dickens
I stayed there for a few nights a year or so ago....

I stayed there for a few nights a year or so ago. Very crowded. I got one of a very few open tiedowns. Nice folks, gas was reasonable. One warning, there are a few very tall radio towers east of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By Mark Dickens
I started my -8 in late 1999 and first flew it in...

I started my -8 in late 1999 and first flew it in Nov 2016. In the interim, I moved 3 times, and started a small business. I did not work on the plane for at least 10 of those years and I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Mark Dickens
I have the Kelty Gunnison for 2 and it's been...

I have the Kelty Gunnison for 2 and it's been great. Easy to setup and breakdown, stuffs into a small sack and doesn't weigh much. Aluminum tent poles. Good quality tent. Very happy
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-07-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Mark Dickens
Thanks for all the inquiries. This prop is now...

Thanks for all the inquiries. This prop is now sold.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Mark Dickens
I have the 2GOM8 for the O-360

I have the 2GOM8 for the O-360
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Mark Dickens
FS: Saber Prop Spacer

I have a 2.25" x 7" prop spacer for sale, manufactured by Saber. The drive lugs are appropriate for a fixed pitch prop, although they could be changed by shipping it to Saber. $300.00, includes...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Mark Dickens
SOLD 72" Sensenich GA Prop

I have a 72" Sensenich Carbon Fiber Ground Adjustable Prop for sale. See http://www.sensenich.com/shop/aircraft/2-blade-lycoming-o-320-o-360-ground-adjustable-high-speed-propeller/ for more...
Forum: RV-3 08-05-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,946
Posted By Mark Dickens
I implemented a slightly different version of...

I implemented a slightly different version of this in my -8. Works great. I've never seen a drop of gas in almost 200 hours. I would definitely do it again
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Mark Dickens
I use my Odyssey 6 amp charger. I already had it...

I use my Odyssey 6 amp charger. I already had it when I converted to the EarthX, and it's on the approved list for charging, but it won't reset the BMS. If I was buying new, I'd get one from EarthX.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By Mark Dickens
Time to spare, go by air(line), more yet? Go by...

Time to spare, go by air(line), more yet? Go by jet!

Unless it's a flight west of the Rockies, I can beat the airlines 9 times out of 10 with my RV...I despise flying commercial.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mark Dickens
Ed, before I had my oil pump issues, I was...

Ed, before I had my oil pump issues, I was dealing with the same issue you are, although it's with a Whirlwind prop instead of the Hartzell. I had a FP prop with a Saber 2.25" spacer and it fit well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Mark Dickens
I'll be there Sunday...Jerry, THANKS for...

I'll be there Sunday...Jerry, THANKS for everything you and the other volunteers do!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Mark Dickens
As I see it, there are two benefits to the EAB...

As I see it, there are two benefits to the EAB community, 1-I'm sure they had to tighten up their code base and QA to achieve certification. BSODs won't fly in the certified world (pun intended), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,442
Posted By Mark Dickens
In my mind, it's a matter of "pay me now, or pay...

In my mind, it's a matter of "pay me now, or pay me later". Insurance is higher outside, paint fades, bugs crawl into little places, birds build nests, they are susceptible to jet blast, lookie loos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mark Dickens
I did that of course, but if I'd spent the money...

I did that of course, but if I'd spent the money on Vic that I did and only got a paperwork inspection, I'd have been very unhappy.

Edit: and to take that much money for paperwork only, that would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mark Dickens
Unless you're getting a real inspection, you're...

Unless you're getting a real inspection, you're comparing apples and oranges. I had Vic do my inspection and felt it was worth the money, because I wanted a real inspection in addition to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
For anyone bored enough to continue following...

For anyone bored enough to continue following this saga, I've chosen to send the engine back to Continental/Titan. They shipped a crate yesterday and I should have it today. Scott Welch at...
Forum: GPS 07-11-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Mark Dickens
I just get the basic US nav database so I can be...

I just get the basic US nav database so I can be legal under IFR. I carry my ipad with foreflight so everything else I need is either there or on the SV
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
That's an interesting question. I don't know how...

That's an interesting question. I don't know how I'd determine that without pulling the accessory case cover off
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mark Dickens
I was just going through the maintenance/overhaul...

I was just going through the maintenance/overhaul manual. In two places, it states that the TBO is 1,000 hours. Is that right? See pages 61 and 123.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I pulled it early in the process. 1-2 very small...

I pulled it early in the process. 1-2 very small carbon specks. I showed it to a local A&P/IA who happened by the hangar and his comment was "that's normal".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
At this point, it seems to be only a matter of...

At this point, it seems to be only a matter of choosing an engine shop. I have a quote from Continental/Titan. I will be getting at least two others. Barrett will be one of them. Recommendations are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Another good question I can't answer but I can...

Another good question I can't answer but I can think hard about. As frustrating as this has been, it's been a puzzle to solve, and I like doing that. I still do not understand how the oil cooler...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I did it again this time with a flashlight and...

I did it again this time with a flashlight and magnet. Other than a microscopic sliver of metal about the size of a small hair, nothing was found. I don't think this is the issue, unfortunately.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I did remove the valve to inspect it, but I...

I did remove the valve to inspect it, but I probably didn't inspect the ball seat as well as I should have. I'll do that this afternoon. Nothing was visible but again I didn't get down and really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I'm going to grab an oil sample and ship it to...

I'm going to grab an oil sample and ship it to Blackstone for analysis, Fortunately, I'd just done an oil change before all this occurred, so I'd expect to find high metals from wear.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I had two separate and successful test runs...

I had two separate and successful test runs before all this happened. Prop exercised properly, everything was good. I used the gasket that Whirlwind included with the governor (see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
A Head Scratcher

I do have a little mystery in all this, and perhaps one of the real engine gurus can explain it. When I unwisely did my additional runups after the PSI indicated zero, at the conclusion of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Not sure of how that would happen, but I'm no...

Not sure of how that would happen, but I'm no expert on governor design. It's a new Jihostroj.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Will do...am currently in discussions with Titan...

Will do...am currently in discussions with Titan on next steps and costs
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Well, it turns out that the pipe plug in the rear...

Well, it turns out that the pipe plug in the rear crankshaft plug did NOT come out. I was very surprised to see it right where it should be. So, unless someone can give an alternative explanation,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I converted to CS and installed the plug. If it...

I converted to CS and installed the plug. If it came out (which I'll know for sure this afternoon), oil pressure would have plummeted as it was pumped back into the crankcase.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Unfortunately, I've already looked at that...no...

Unfortunately, I've already looked at that...no obstruction. I believe that the pipe plug worked its way out during the prop test. Because of the holiday, no time to pull the prop, but will this week...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Mea culpa. I performed Mahlon's test this morning...

Mea culpa. I performed Mahlon's test this morning and just a dribble, so I'm in for an expensive lesson. I think what may have happened is that the pipe plug installed in the crankshaft plug came out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,084
Posted By Mark Dickens
Bad builder technique. There are unfortunately...

Bad builder technique. There are unfortunately some people who shouldn't be allowed near a rivet gun. Search for posts from Vic Syracuse and Walt Aronow for some examples of high quality matched...
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Mark Dickens
Scott, where in the MEM area will you be located?...

Scott, where in the MEM area will you be located? I'm based at FYE. My hangar mate is a FedEx MD-11 FO. FYE is located in the country about 30 miles east under the edge of the mode c veil. I know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
I still haven't solved the mystery, but the plot...

I still haven't solved the mystery, but the plot thickens. I bought a Harbor Freight mechanical oil pressure gauge and it showed 0 PSI as well, so that seems to exonerate the Kavlico oil pressure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Fortunately, Titan installed a rear plug with the...

Fortunately, Titan installed a rear plug with the threaded boss for a pipe plug, so all I had to do was install that. Pardon the probably dumb question but if the pipe plug came uninstalled somehow,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,826
Posted By Mark Dickens
Zero Oil Pressure

Oil pressure (as measured on my Dynon Skyview) went to zero last evening on the ground while testing the installation of my new CS prop. I had done a couple of run ups, exercised the prop, etc and...
Forum: GPS 07-01-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mark Dickens
Here's...

Here's mine:

http://www.marksrv8.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IMG_0613-1024x768.jpg

Dynon and Garmin antennas mounted side by side. The Dynon antenna is less robust than the Garmin when it's hot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Mark Dickens
Who Makes the CT83F Quadrant?

I've managed to lose one of the anodized knobs on my CT83F control quadrant and would like to buy another, but I can't figure out who actually makes these things. Anyone...
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
Thanks JB, both for your help today and...

Thanks JB, both for your help today and clarification on the part numbers!
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
Sometimes you just have to laugh or you'll go...

Sometimes you just have to laugh or you'll go nuts. So after being told on Monday by Aircraft Specialty Services that it would be two weeks at least before the oil line was shipped, I get a box today...
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
According to JB at Continental, it's the 75167,...

According to JB at Continental, it's the 75167, so I'll take it.
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
I see what you're saying...it may not be what I...

I see what you're saying...it may not be what I need. Still researching
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
I thought I remembered a video of a very fancy...

I thought I remembered a video of a very fancy tube bending machine you had. As much as Lycoming charges for these, and the fact that most of the aftermarket sellers (Aircraft Specialties Services in...
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
Just sent you a PM...

Just sent you a PM...
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Mark Dickens
I talked to Tom, but he doesn't make the hard...

I talked to Tom, but he doesn't make the hard line...flex is an option, but i'd prefer the stainless steel line
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