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Forum: RV-10 05-17-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, they are part of Van's wiring harness...

Yes, they are part of Van's wiring harness routing (OP-37).
However, you will need far more wires aft than Van's shows so conduits under the baggage floor will be more useful...:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you must, at least use a DPST switch....:)

If you must, at least use a DPST switch....:)
Forum: Canada 05-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Not Needed for Canada

Unless you are crossing an ADIZ you don't need them...:)
Forum: Fiberglass 05-09-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By az_gila
Question Question on thick/thin filler - RV-10 Interior

I am just about ready to start filling on my RV-10 canopy cover.

It is an early kit (2005) and the finish can be described as "somewhat crappy" :)

I need to add a lot of filler, ranging from a skim...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-08-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up I made a small "bump in" where the nose gear is...

I made a small "bump in" where the nose gear is and also made a new mounting plate that took care of the offset and moved the FAB box a little further forward.
Forum: RV-4 05-01-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Put a rivet at the intersection of the bulkhead...

Put a rivet at the intersection of the bulkhead and stringers. Then simply space your rivets so they miss the intersection when you add the skin on.

Along the longeron add rivets every 3 or 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By az_gila
Smile The Cheetah should have had a spare fuse holder...

The Cheetah should have had a spare fuse holder in the glove box with six locations...:)
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,625
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up A 420w would also give you a second comm radio. ...

A 420w would also give you a second comm radio.

I currently have one for sale on that other big selling site....
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,625
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not actually required per the FARs.... but...

Not actually required per the FARs.... but recommended
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By az_gila
Question Are you sure the WD-655 L and R weldments are...

Are you sure the WD-655 L and R weldments are installed correctly and not reversed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up +1 on the Horton doors...

+1 on the Horton doors...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation My mixture arm is a standard one and the Vans...

My mixture arm is a standard one and the Vans cable does not quite close it on lean cut off.

Following other comments on VAF I set it up for full on (with a cushion) and let the lean cut off end not...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By az_gila
Smile The throttle cable will just reach if you flip...

The throttle cable will just reach if you flip the O-032 mounting bracket on the panel the other way around...:)
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,280
Posted By az_gila
Essentially that is what it did in the high...

Essentially that is what it did in the high humidity before it cured.

It may have been not dry enough and it didn't stick...:)
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,280
Posted By az_gila
Question I noticed that the Akzo primer actually absorbed...

I noticed that the Akzo primer actually absorbed water when I painted to late in the day.

I was living 1-2 miles from the ocean at the time though. :)

Could you be having similar problems?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up No, I believe he is talking about the F-690 which...

No, I believe he is talking about the F-690 which goes from the bellcrank to the tail.

It was listed as 78 3/8 and got shortened to 78 inches with revision R8 of the plans.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but in an emergency...:)

Yes, but in an emergency...:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By az_gila
Smile "....and you loose autopilot, comm radio, your...

"....and you loose autopilot, comm radio, your TSO GPS navigator, VOR/LOC/ILS receiver and transponder..."

Still have a GPS on the EFIS/PFD/MAP and a hand-held radio.

Fuses/CBs protect the rest...:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By az_gila
I think the key here is "electrically dependent...

I think the key here is "electrically dependent engine"....:)

Keep one magneto and then a single battery is OK when your EFIS/PFD has it's own battery back-ups.

Who has had a battery actually fail...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By az_gila
Smile If they are Duckworths, then...

If they are Duckworths, then here....

http://duckworksav.com/Individuals.html

If they are older ones from Barnard(sp) I might have a lens.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By az_gila
Smile And they are pretty...

And they are pretty cheap....:)

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/amphenol-rf-division/31-320-RFX/ARFX1039-ND/100539

I went through the same exercise when I switched to RG-400
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,433
Posted By az_gila
Smile Only if the prop/engine combination is certified...

Only if the prop/engine combination is certified too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 209,691
Posted By az_gila
Steve, is the enclosed version a bit of a safety...

Steve, is the enclosed version a bit of a safety hazard?

No-one can tell that it an emergency release...:(
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, you can just splice the wires. However make...

Yes, you can just splice the wires.

However make sure your power lines and disconnect line are kept separate. They are not a part of the 9 pin group...:)

That's the way I wired my RV-6A.
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By az_gila
Smile I set mine to zero (correction - I think I set...

I set mine to zero (correction - I think I set them to the actual altitudes) and then had the avionics shop check them.

There was no change...:) The encoder was pretty much spot on.
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Did you set in the internal altitude offsets for...

Did you set in the internal altitude offsets for the three (?) altitudes?

They default to zero, not to any useful number.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By az_gila
Smile I had the same problem in the kit I...

I had the same problem in the kit I bought

Easily fixed, just swap the fore and aft "crossbars"....
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By az_gila
Unless you go for the "Black Outline" method...

Unless you go for the "Black Outline" method shown on some examples here...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up I like these...

I like these -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/cache/370-320-/catalog/graphics/an525-832r6.jpg

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/an525.php

And they are 125K so they won't strip easily ...
Forum: Midwest 02-04-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,438
Posted By az_gila
Smile Glad it helped...:)

Glad it helped...:)
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By az_gila
Smile I prefer these from Home Depot or Ace hardware...

I prefer these from Home Depot or Ace hardware -

https://www.homedepot.com/p/POWERTEC-Plastic-Sawhorse-Brackets-2-Pack-71026/307330068
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Yes, so the cable is a loose fit in the conduit....

Yes, so the cable is a loose fit in the conduit. Stuff a little extra cable in it too...:)

You don't want a nicely tied down tight co-ax strapped to a j-stringer that could get crumpled in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By az_gila
Talking Don't worry about it, they will both...

Don't worry about it, they will both work...:)

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=60826&postcount=8

I believe the 20 and 25 degrees on the engine data plate is for the fixed...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By az_gila
Smile AHRS platform if you are planning on putting it...

AHRS platform if you are planning on putting it back there.

ELT antenna wiring. I used a larger conduit strung a bit loosely so no strain would be put on the cable if the rear fus. crumples a bit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, and the OP was only a flap failure....:)

Yes, and the OP was only a flap failure....:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Now we are past single-point failures and into...

Now we are past single-point failures and into multiple failures. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By az_gila
Smile No turning even with deep grooves in...

No turning even with deep grooves in them...:)

https://www.parker.com/literature/WBtech.PDF
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I think this gives a hint...

I think this gives a hint -

https://media.digikey.com/photos/Amphenol%20Photos/MS3116F-10-6P.jpg

There is a sort wire retainer surrounded by the white gasket that you can see. Take that out and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation To be more specific on the driving specs for...

To be more specific on the driving specs for studs, here is the Lycoming document defining it.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/az_gila/RV-Stuff/lycoming-torques_zpsd981c236.jpg

Note that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By az_gila
Smile My mistake, I thought you were using the built-in...

My mistake, I thought you were using the built-in flap positioning system of the VPx - one of the functions it comes with. :o

One of it's cost offsetting features, if you use it...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 209,691
Posted By az_gila
Smile Dunno, but a velcro cable cord organiser would...

Dunno, but a velcro cable cord organiser would probably work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 209,691
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you use a rope you will need some way of...

If you use a rope you will need some way of keeping the lose ends off your horizontal.
You don't want rope ends flapping around in the wind scratching your paint work.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By az_gila
Smile Again, my post #4 :) But is this case the VPX...

Again, my post #4 :)

But is this case the VPX was providing additional functionality for multiple flap positions, just like the other units I mention. I see little difference in the failure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By az_gila
Smile Interesting list...:) 1. May be more $$ but...

Interesting list...:)

1. May be more $$ but after building my -6A with a drop down fuse panel with 3 separate busses on it I believe my wiring will be much easier. Switched things go straight to...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but I would vote for a single magneto based...

Yes, but I would vote for a single magneto based on less (no :) ) software involved.

Similar theory to not using a small Dynon unit as a back-up to a large unit if they are both running the same...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By az_gila
Question How is the effect of your specific failure any...

How is the effect of your specific failure any different from a failure of this device -

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1434197501-130-3&browse=electrical&product=fps

Or this...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think that is one of the biggest risk...

I think that is one of the biggest risk items.

If the last part of your sentence is not true by having a magneto then a lot of the rest of the system can be made simpler...:)
Forum: COMM 01-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By az_gila
Smile Doesn't the headset have a mono/stereo switch on...

Doesn't the headset have a mono/stereo switch on it?

If it does, it takes care of both ears hearing the same thing...:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation You could follow the above but with CherryMax...

You could follow the above but with CherryMax rivets that are made to the the NAS1097 sizes (aka "oops rivets")

Page 11 of this catalog - ...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By az_gila
Smile I like doing it freehand as others have...

I like doing it freehand as others have mentioned, but with the countersink in an extension. It's easier to handle...:)

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/drillThreaded.php
Forum: GPS 01-22-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,183
Posted By az_gila
Smile That's a 10 year old notice and it has this...

That's a 10 year old notice and it has this section in it that is interesting... :)

The current receiver and antenna performance standards use a conservative estimate for intra-system noise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By az_gila
Smile Maybe less... because our airpark doesn't have...

Maybe less... because our airpark doesn't have fire hydrants that flow to the standards the local inspectors use 1,500 ft as a number.

The do allow a more residential system of water only and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By az_gila
Smile Your concrete slab guy needs to coordinate the...

Your concrete slab guy needs to coordinate the installation. The dimensions are called out in the Horton instructions. It is made of standard steel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By az_gila
Smile No, you have a U channel embedded in the concrete...

No, you have a U channel embedded in the concrete so the bottom track is flush with the floor. No problem moving planes.

I've seen a few hangars with the bottom track raised like you say and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I did that, built in a separate workshop inside...

I did that, built in a separate workshop inside the hangar, but since we got annexed into the town and the fire codes are now being enforced it gets a bit trickier with the sprinkler rules.

If I did...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By az_gila
Smile 1. If you are worried about drowning at OSH there...

1. If you are worried about drowning at OSH there should be drain holes down there
2. I hope your engine oil doesn't get to that space
3. Enough open space around and flow from the wings. Current is...
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By az_gila
Smile The diagram on page 8 of the ELT installation...

The diagram on page 8 of the ELT installation manual should work.

http://www.ackavionics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/E-04_REV_1.8_SINGLE_PAGE.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'll throw another variation into the...

I'll throw another variation into the mix...

Trade some hangar space for a separate workshop building that is at least 2 car size with big access doors.

You will work much better in the smaller...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By az_gila
Smile LW-16047 is superseded by...

LW-16047 is superseded by LW-11021

http://nebula.wsimg.com/670c250fc9d941c039b3f6b22d9973f0?AccessKeyId=4F9A3E91CE7CAB506B89&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The 18D19394 is superseded by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm not sure you even need to clamp it. :) The...

I'm not sure you even need to clamp it. :)

The pin in the back will locate it - it just needs to be held reasonably still for the short drill through the longeron.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I disagree... you are assuming a close-fitting...

I disagree... you are assuming a close-fitting jig.

The jig need be only a loose fit around the longeron, and after each hole is drilled a cleco can be used. No need for multiple jigs. Different...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is a variation of the problem faced by...

This is a variation of the problem faced by aircraft builders with wood spars.

The issue is mounting steel straps on each side of a spar for through bolts. A U-shaped jig is usually used - pic...
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