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Forum: RV-10 Today, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By rv7charlie
Fuel load? Baggage load?

Fuel load?
Baggage load?
Forum: ADS-B Today, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,373
Posted By rv7charlie
Are you sure about that? I think that all it...

Are you sure about that? I think that all it suppresses is your N number; isn't the raw code of the ADSB unit (which is tied to your N number in the FAA database) still transmitted?
Forum: Safety Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By rv7charlie
I'd direct your attention to Avemco, and their...

I'd direct your attention to Avemco, and their refusal to pay a claim related to a LongEZ a couple of decades ago. The owner had made an undocumented mod, and then returned the mod to the original...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,439
Posted By rv7charlie
Or, we could lobby EAA, to lobby FAA, to revise...

Or, we could lobby EAA, to lobby FAA, to revise the IFR GPS rules to align them with the ground based nav/approach rules: for experimentals, use would be performance based. If it's a WAAS navigator...
Forum: Alternative Engines Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,916
Posted By rv7charlie
And it would eliminate a 2gal 100psi-capable...

And it would eliminate a 2gal 100psi-capable tank, the place to put it, and 2 lgal of unusable fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By rv7charlie
I see this as two different questions, one about...

I see this as two different questions, one about workmanship; the other more, well, philosophical.

I would say that you confirm quality of cable/connection the same way that you confirm the rest of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By rv7charlie
Hate to break it to you, but there are things in...

Hate to break it to you, but there are things in a Van's kit that aren't 'aircraft grade'.

Maintaining high quality is a very good idea, but some rational thought is in order to know when good...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-14-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,916
Posted By rv7charlie
I had a phone conversation with a tech at Walbro...

I had a phone conversation with a tech at Walbro a couple of years ago, about PWM & their gerotor pumps. He told me that the issue was effectively 'hammering' (my word) on the gears due to the high...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By rv7charlie
Probably, though Amazon's typical...

Probably, though Amazon's typical less-than-useful description doesn't actually specify it.

Here's a cheap example of a stand-alone gauge; though not in a range useful to...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By rv7charlie
Apologies to those who already know this, but...

Apologies to those who already know this, but for you that are new to torque wrenches, here are a couple of things worth knowing.

1. 'Click' type wrenches are really convenient, but do *need*...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By rv7charlie
The problem can arise in the situation I...

The problem can arise in the situation I described earlier. If the heavy duty ground is lost, and you have a few light-gauge ground wires (mag shields, sensor shields, etc) connecting the engine to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By rv7charlie
It wasn't an issue of tight or not; it was an...

It wasn't an issue of tight or not; it was an issue of cross sectional area and type of metal (conductivity) of the conductor. What amounted to a small gauge steel cable became a heater, with starter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By rv7charlie
That might be true for normal electrical loads,...

That might be true for normal electrical loads, but I'd be very leery of expecting them to carry starting loads. Not because of explosion risk, but the risk of weakening and eventually failing the...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By rv7charlie
If you want to keep your heat, you'll obviously...

If you want to keep your heat, you'll obviously have to go all the way to the ceiling, unless you want the divider to include your own false ceiling. I like Mike's idea of 1/2" insulation board, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By rv7charlie
Hmmm... Don't forget that the most likely...

Hmmm...

Don't forget that the most likely failure point is the termination.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,107
Posted By rv7charlie
If you're really thinking Cirrus money, have you...

If you're really thinking Cirrus money, have you thought about the Cessna TTX? I know less than nothing about either one, but a friend who does a lot of corporate flying in literally hundreds of a/c...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By rv7charlie
Well that's a bummer. I could use a replacement...

Well that's a bummer. I could use a replacement dome for mine right now, but have been too lazy to order one.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By rv7charlie
Did you check with Van's? It's been a few years,...

Did you check with Van's? It's been a few years, but I bought one from 'the source' for my '91 vintage -4.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-12-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By rv7charlie
Hi Mickey, Just a heads-up about zeners. To...

Hi Mickey,

Just a heads-up about zeners. To avoid someone coming to grief in the future after reading this, zeners very definitely *must* be installed in the correct orientation....
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By rv7charlie
Just so you don't feel all alone, the same...

Just so you don't feel all alone, the same failure in his -8 a couple of weeks ago.

If the diode is burned, that's almost certainly the cause of your problems. If it was installed backward, it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By rv7charlie
If the hangar has a metal roof....

If the hangar has a metal roof....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By rv7charlie
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/faa-issues-s...

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/faa-issues-spaceport-license-midland-airport-texas-n207746
Forum: COMM 02-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,953
Posted By rv7charlie
I'm far from being an authority, but my...

I'm far from being an authority, but my understanding is that while GPS must be TSO for IFR even in homebuilts, VOR/ILS can be whatever 'meets the requirements'. Perhaps someone with more intimate...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By rv7charlie
One very good reason to use teflon instead of...

One very good reason to use teflon instead of traditional hose liners is the lifespan of the hose. The traditional hoses have a fairly short life limit, if you follow recommendations.

For hard line:...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By rv7charlie
I use the technique you describe for holding prop...

I use the technique you describe for holding prop balance weights on the inside of my spinner bulkhead. But, and it's a big but, I have access to both ends of the fastener.

If you use the technique...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By rv7charlie
I know it wasn't funny to you, but it's pretty...

I know it wasn't funny to you, but it's pretty funny to anyone living in the deep south to hear someone complaining about that. :-)

Humidity above 80% is almost the norm down here, and 30 degree...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By rv7charlie
If you want to adapt something, there are...

If you want to adapt something, there are options; for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By rv7charlie
FWIW, my (purchased) '91 RV-4 has had the...

FWIW, my (purchased) '91 RV-4 has had the original stainless tape on the flap faying surfaces since new. Invisible with the flaps up, and a nice flap angle indicator as they're extended (if you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,519
Posted By rv7charlie
Looks like there will be a home + hangar on the...

Looks like there will be a home + hangar on the market soon here at Slobovia Outernational (MS71) near Jackson MS. Eleven property owners here, each owning an equal share in the corp that owns the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By rv7charlie
I can't point you to a readily accessible...

I can't point you to a readily accessible reference, but the 'machined pin' gold plated crimp style Dsub pins can handle around 7.5A each. The cheap, rolled pins can handle around 3A.

By using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By rv7charlie
Loman, Several assumptions there need...

Loman,

Several assumptions there need attention.

The alternator itself (assuming it's 60A or less capacity) will never come close to stressing a 60A ANL, no matter how big a hissy fit it throws....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By rv7charlie
I've *read about* people using air to transfer...

I've *read about* people using air to transfer fuel from storage tanks, but I've never seen it done. I can think of a couple of things that would worry me about doing it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By rv7charlie
If you want to go to a little trouble, you could...

If you want to go to a little trouble, you could pick up 2 or 3 of the little in-tank turbine pumps & array them on a 'stalk' so they will fit in the bung hole of the drum. You'd have to extend the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By rv7charlie
During the aftermath of Katrina, with power off...

During the aftermath of Katrina, with power off for about a week, several of us on my home field used a Harbor Freight manual rotary pump to access the avgas in our community fuel farm. Never was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By rv7charlie
In most certified (and homebuilt) a/c, the master...

In most certified (and homebuilt) a/c, the master contactor is considered to be 'pilot activated circuit protection'.

If you have convinced yourself that you need it, you can add catastrophic fault...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By rv7charlie
You're missing ground (shield) continuity from...

You're missing ground (shield) continuity from the barrel of the jack to the intercom (or radio, if there's no intercom).

Remove the jack from the panel, so it's floating in air. Use an ohm meter...
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By rv7charlie
I was addressing the 'cable too short' issue....

I was addressing the 'cable too short' issue. Terminating at the antenna would be in whatever manner the antenna mfgr recommends. There are tens of thousands of dipole antennas in service that use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By rv7charlie
If the rule is inflexible, you could do an end...

If the rule is inflexible, you could do an end run around it by installing a 'packet' style central unit just outside the building. You don't need to run extensive ducting; just get the outlet and...
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By rv7charlie
Here you...

Here you go:
https://www.amazon.com/Splice-Connectors-extending-cables-Compatible/dp/B00KRJMQVK

Typical loss at com/nav frequencies to do this would probably be around 1-2 dB; you'll never know it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By rv7charlie
There have been at least three versions of oplims...

There have been at least three versions of oplims that I've seen. The really old ones that require re-issue after major mods, then ones where the operator could return to phase one on his own, and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-05-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By rv7charlie
Who's Toady? ;-)

Who's Toady?


;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,368
Posted By rv7charlie
OK, I'm going to demonstrate my untrained...

OK, I'm going to demonstrate my untrained ignorance. If Bernoulli says that speed and area have an inverse relationship, and speed and pressure have an inverse relationship (redneck engineering...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By rv7charlie
Subscribe to Kitplanes Magazine, & peruse the...

Subscribe to Kitplanes Magazine, & peruse the archives.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,368
Posted By rv7charlie
One differential pressure...

One differential pressure sensor:
https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/data-sheet/MPXV5004G.pdf

Analog voltage output, could be fed to a spare analog input in an EFIS or engine monitor.

Temperature...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,368
Posted By rv7charlie
Steve, I'm always trying to learn more stuff...

Steve,

I'm always trying to learn more stuff about cooling vs drag (water cooled alt engine), so...I'm curious about your info source indicating that a diffuser on a heat exchanger exit will...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,336
Posted By rv7charlie
I suspect that you're getting way too wrapped up...

I suspect that you're getting way too wrapped up in that one '20g' word in the report. The seat back was torn loose at the top, and the instrument panel was caved in. Unless the autopsy said he died...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By rv7charlie
Here's a link to Odyssey tech...

Here's a link to Odyssey tech info:
http://www.odysseybattery.com/documents/US-ODY-TM-002_1214.pdf

A quote from that document:
Longer storage life
Unlike conventional batteries that need a recharge...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By rv7charlie
'Sealed' needs...

'Sealed' needs qualifying.
https://www.sealedperformance.com.au/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-sla-vrla-and-agm-batteries/

In normal operation, they don't vent anything. If they are physically...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By rv7charlie
Our EAA chapter owns one, available to members of...

Our EAA chapter owns one, available to members of the local chapter (which you can join for $50).

Charlie
Slobovia Outernational (MS71)
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Posted By rv7charlie
Perfect application for those worthless (and...

Perfect application for those worthless (and almost free) Harbor Freight tools.

For pass-throughs, check the aviation plumbing isle at the local big box store for stainless grab bars. With those,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By rv7charlie
Kitplanes has had probably a dozen different base...

Kitplanes has had probably a dozen different base station antenna designs over the years. A stroll through their archives should give you plenty of ideas.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By rv7charlie
I've run mogas in a carb 320 for 20 yrs, with one...

I've run mogas in a carb 320 for 20 yrs, with one vapor lock incident. Winter blend gas on a 100+ degree day after a heat soak.

FWIW...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By rv7charlie
Or an intermittent stuck valve.

Or an intermittent stuck valve.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,246
Posted By rv7charlie
You can't install an external 'in addition to'...

You can't install an external 'in addition to' the internal regulator. You could mod the alternator to use an external, but there's no way to use two at once; the regulator controls field voltage,...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,336
Posted By rv7charlie
F1R, That was less thread drift than...

F1R,

That was less thread drift than dimension/reality shift. ;-)
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,336
Posted By rv7charlie
Look at the last pic in the CAA report, of an...

Look at the last pic in the CAA report, of an intact seat back. I'm not an engineer, though I've sought their advice when building a motor mount. Perhaps an actual engineer will weigh in on the...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By rv7charlie
GPS has not entered the discussion, until now....

GPS has not entered the discussion, until now. :-) We're talking about frequencies that are barely above the FM radio band, and at the middle of the old TV VHF band. And I wasn't telling him to use...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By rv7charlie
'Is it broke?' (As in, do you know you have an...

'Is it broke?' (As in, do you know you have an interference problem?)

If not, don't try to fix it with heroic effort$. There are 10s of thousands of certified a/c flying around with their VOR...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By rv7charlie
Mani, If you dig through a few cabling catalogs...

Mani,

If you dig through a few cabling catalogs (Belden, etc), You'll find many examples of coax with foil shields that are rated at 100% coverage. There will be a tinned, bare copper 'drain' wire...
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By rv7charlie
My local EAA chapter bought one a few years ago....

My local EAA chapter bought one a few years ago. Available to members, and arrangements can usually be made to rent to non-members.

Unless you're looking at it as a money making venture, perhaps...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By rv7charlie
Dan, I understand the concern about heating your...

Dan,

I understand the concern about heating your fuel, but the reason for the airflow through the muff *not* being blocked is that if you restrict flow through the muff, it'll create a hot spot (I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,093
Posted By rv7charlie
Wait a minute. If PTFE is the only thing that...

Wait a minute. If PTFE is the only thing that remains....

https://www.permatex.com/products/thread-compounds/thread-sealants/permatex-thread-sealant-with-ptfe/

;-)
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