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Forum: Alternative Engines 11-01-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Lars
This: http://www.ac-aero.com/ Which is not to...

This: http://www.ac-aero.com/

Which is not to confer legitimacy. I met Andrew Higgs briefly at Reno several years ago and had a brief opportunity to fondle a Lycoming replacement cylinder....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,591
Posted By Lars
In the Spring of 2012, Jon posted that he was...

In the Spring of 2012, Jon posted that he was traveling to the SF Bay area for a few days, and was interested in meeting up with anyone who might be about. I responded, and a few days later Jon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,643
Posted By Lars
To add a little levity to the discussion... The...

To add a little levity to the discussion...

The pilot of a certain well-known unlimited Reno air racer that was based at my home field for many years always self-announced his position using the...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By Lars
I have way too many magnifiers in my life,...

I have way too many magnifiers in my life, including the Coddington that Dan mentioned and one of those big fluorescent ring lamps with a central magnifying glass. Another that I use regularly but...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By Lars
Nice video, Kelly. Once again proving that you...

Nice video, Kelly. Once again proving that you can land a nosewheel RV on grass and end up with a useable airplane ;)

I was lucky enough to get a handful of hours in an RV-9A last year. Amazing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,108
Posted By Lars
Thanks, Dan. As usual, too much information is...

Thanks, Dan. As usual, too much information is almost enough, sorta like horsepower :)



I had a similar issue with oil temperature, cooler mounted as high as I could get it. Aluminum speed tape was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,108
Posted By Lars
@ Dan, question: in charts B-XX, there are always...

@ Dan, question: in charts B-XX, there are always two power curves, close to each other, with a legend on the right side implying that there are two sets of data being depicted, but I am not seeing...
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Lars
Good point. My primary display is a GRT Sport SX,...

Good point. My primary display is a GRT Sport SX, my secondary is a GRT Mini AP. The Mini doesn't have enough serial ports to do a hookup like that. But, traffic still gets ported through the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Lars
Mike, I've been flying with one for about 8...

Mike, I've been flying with one for about 8 months/150 hours in my RV-7; it replaced my perfectly functional but FAA banned Navworx 600EXP. Both units feeding my GRT Sport SX.

Bad business practices...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By Lars
Easy. Iím a lifelong desert/remote country...

Easy. Iím a lifelong desert/remote country wanderer. Long walks. Hopped in the plane and did a lap around Steens Mountain. Good books. Good whiskey. Stargazing. I value solitude. I can do that for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By Lars
I could be talked into a Fall trip. Cooler, bugs...

I could be talked into a Fall trip. Cooler, bugs are dead, if it hasn’t rained the surface will be hard and smooth. I camped there for a few nights on the west side about 4 years ago. A year later I...
Forum: ADS-B 08-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By Lars
In a nutshell, you canít get there from here....

In a nutshell, you canít get there from here. ADS-B in and serial in/out from the SafeFly require 115k baud. IIRC the serial out line for autopilot servo control requires 9600 baud. So the open...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Lars
Or a rough estimate using the equation for fluid...

Or a rough estimate using the equation for fluid dynamic drag, some wags at flap area exposed to the free stream, drag coefficient, air density etc and some vector math based on the flap and pushrod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,085
Posted By Lars
120k miles over 17 years on a Ford-spec Bosch...

120k miles over 17 years on a Ford-spec Bosch frame mounted pump on my EFI-converted ancient Ford Bronco. Still good. I donít know who makes the pump AFP sells. No markings other than a part number....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,085
Posted By Lars
FWIW... The electric pump in my Airflow...

FWIW... The electric pump in my Airflow Performance pump/filter assembly failed recently after about 650 hours on the meter. Normal takeoff/landing use (I fly a lot of short hops so itís been on a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,790
Posted By Lars
For what it's worth...

Eastbound last month over central Nevada on my way to my annual fishing trip (yep, big fish in Nevada) in my RV-7, vertical draft IO-360 Superior Lyclone, P/A injection, dual LSE Plasma III...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Lars
Special incantations are useful. The 3 jaw...

Special incantations are useful. The 3 jaw grabbers need a shot of LPS-1 or 2 to help them operate smoothly, and a good headlight (the kind you strap to your noggin, not the ones on your car) helps....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Lars
That was the whole point of the exercise. To drop...

That was the whole point of the exercise. To drop the valve into the cylinder so the guide could be reamed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Lars
BDC

What Mike said. I've done it several times. Works great, easier than rope.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,933
Posted By Lars
To clear that up, Vetterman calls them mufflers...

To clear that up, Vetterman calls them mufflers because that's what they are. They are optional, and are described on the company website about half way down:...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By Lars
Airliner boneyard.

Airliner boneyard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Lars
Keep the products in a refrigerator (you do have...

Keep the products in a refrigerator (you do have a hangar fridge, right?) and they will last much, much longer. In the case of primer, pretty much indefinitely.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Lars
If you use clear packing tape, be advised that...

If you use clear packing tape, be advised that they aren't all created equal. The adhesive on some will remain on the surface rather than releasing, and it can be incredibly difficult to remove. In...
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By Lars
Did you buy GRT's SafeFly GPS unit with the Echo?...

Did you buy GRT's SafeFly GPS unit with the Echo? If so you can hook the SL-30 to one of the extra serial ports on the GPS d-sub. I have both my SL-30 and the EIS serial data connected to mine, works...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-06-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By Lars
Caleb- Give me a call today sometime, I'll PM my...

Caleb-

Give me a call today sometime, I'll PM my #.
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Lars
I worked on an RV-6 a few weeks ago that had coil...

I worked on an RV-6 a few weeks ago that had coil springs connected to the rudder pedals to the lower longerons, ostensibly to take out the slack in the rudder cables. They added so much stiction to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Lars
Slightly tangential to the current discussion......

Slightly tangential to the current discussion... my ground transportation unit (GTU) is a 1970 Ford Bronco. When I bought it 22 years ago with 51k original miles on it all the instrumentation worked...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Lars
Worth noting is that VDO makes their sensors both...

Worth noting is that VDO makes their sensors both with grounds through the case (what GRT sells) and with a separate ground stud. Summit Racing carries the latter and they can likely be found...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By Lars
Adding to the noise... Decades of working with...

Adding to the noise...

Decades of working with 300 series stainless steel (what the hangers supplied by Vetterman for my exhaust were almost certainly fabricated from) made me leery of using it for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-24-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Lars
Hi James- Sending you a private message, I might...

Hi James-

Sending you a private message, I might be able to help.
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,828
Posted By Lars
Thanks for the update, Kelly. I can report that...

Thanks for the update, Kelly. I can report that with the latest software update, filtering for range, Iím getting less (though not zero) blinking on my GRT Sport SX being fed by a GRT SafeFly/Echo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By Lars
Have found a few myself including my own 7...

Have found a few myself including my own 7 another 7 and a 9. All wings were assembled in the 2007-2008 time frame. And to be clear, vent line b-nuts as Scott described, not fuel pickup lines.
Forum: Safety 05-28-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Lars
I suppose it couldíve been a field repair. It...

I suppose it couldíve been a field repair. It looked like it had been there for awhile. Who ever made it put in some effort.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By Lars
Thanks, Mike. Thatís exactly what I had in mind.

Thanks, Mike. Thatís exactly what I had in mind.
Forum: Safety 05-27-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Lars
Novel alternator circuit protection

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a safety item, but it certainly is an oddball. Had an RV in our shop for an unrelated issue that required cowl removal, which led to us having a look around, and we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By Lars
I can't imagine why you would disturb something...

I can't imagine why you would disturb something that's working fine. I believe history has shown that one likely way to have a problem where none existed previously is to take something apart and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Lars
PM sent......

PM sent......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By Lars
Adding to the chorus... Don't forget to add a...

Adding to the chorus...

Don't forget to add a little smear of your favorite grease to the OD of the bushing. Had a bellcrank out of an RV-8 today that felt a little rough. The bellcrank was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,893
Posted By Lars
Looks like the windscreen glass let go over the...

Looks like the windscreen glass let go over the top? Rough up the remnants and glass over it. If you use Sika 209D primer on the windscreen acrylic before you start glassing you'll get a much...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,139
Posted By Lars
I've installed a couple of them now. As others...

I've installed a couple of them now. As others have written, the 472 is amazing, even better than my late, lamented NavWorx EXP. Especially so considering that they worked with uAvionix, though as I...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 33,921
Posted By Lars
Hi Kelly, the secret handshake is tap the Echo...

Hi Kelly, the secret handshake is tap the Echo logo at the top of the screen with two fingers once you've connected to the Ping wifi and started the app.

I've got an Echo with GRT's SafeFly 2020...
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By Lars
Keith, I see you are local to the Sacramento...

Keith, I see you are local to the Sacramento area. I have the Cessna towbar that Carl linked. I bought a longer bolt and made some spacers so the towbar has more to grab onto. I'm at Rio Vista...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-21-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,893
Posted By Lars
Mmmm... fiberglass/carbon.... makes for a perfect...

Mmmm... fiberglass/carbon.... makes for a perfect fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By Lars
On topic... Mike, every time I've seen this...

On topic... Mike, every time I've seen this thread the last couple of days I'm reminded that I gotta do something about that website. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just need to find a volunteer that actually...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-15-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,893
Posted By Lars
When you are done with track fiddling, do...

When you are done with track fiddling, do yourself a favor and go to your favorite hardware store. Pick up a nice 1/4" acorn nut to cap that piece of all-thread supporting the track. Or risk a nice...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,893
Posted By Lars
Wish I had a photo. I'll try to describe it: I...

Wish I had a photo. I'll try to describe it:

I drilled holes in some 2x4 blocks the same diameter as the forward bow tube (3/4"? there's a dang fraction again). Set the blocks on the workbench, then...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,893
Posted By Lars
I did and it worked well, though I used SikaFlex...

I did and it worked well, though I used SikaFlex to bond the canopies I've done. I've never screwed/riveted a canopy so that might require something different.

Also probably better to think of it as...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Lars
Bring it. A GRT employee mentioned the...

Bring it. A GRT employee mentioned the possibility of this to me a year ago in a phone conversation. I was excited then, more excited now. I already have the SafeFly GPS. Would gladly upgrade my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,893
Posted By Lars
Only a suggestion...

I reviewed your previous posts to see if you'd been working on the frame for awhile. Yup. Looks a lot like what I've been through on the ones I've done.

I had the exact same twist. I don't have a...
Forum: RV-3 04-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By Lars
Looking forward to seeing details of that!

Looking forward to seeing details of that!
Forum: RV-3 04-10-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By Lars
Not the best photo, but the best I could manage...

Not the best photo, but the best I could manage with my phone, of the installation on my friend's RV-3. Looking forward toward the right portion of the lower cowl opening. Gascolator drain valve is...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-09-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Lars
Thanks, Mike. We may well drop in for a visit....

Thanks, Mike. We may well drop in for a visit. Traveling with an old friend, planning on doing a central Nevada aerial tour instead of our usual Spring Bronco trip. Among other things hoping to stop...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-09-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Lars
Good to know, thanks Paul. Usually when I travel...

Good to know, thanks Paul. Usually when I travel through that part of the world I'm in this:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gJPdCBC/1/b0df47be/L/i-gJPdCBC-L.jpg

But this time it will be a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,305
Posted By Lars
replacement interval

In the Inspection And Maintenance Procedures section of the LSE Plasma manual the recommended replacement interval is listed as 10 years or 500 hours. The latter came up for me last year. As many...
Forum: RV-3 04-09-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By Lars
Sorry Dave, that was a snarky reply. I see an...

Sorry Dave, that was a snarky reply. I see an RV-3 several days a week. I will have a look next time I see it and if I can offer useful advice I will report back.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-08-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Lars
Ely, Nevada

Thinking of flying there to visit in a couple of weeks. Have spent a bit of time in the area exploring by ground transportation vehicle while passing through but apparently local car rental and...
Forum: RV-3 04-08-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By Lars
The best place I can think of to put a gascolator...

The best place I can think of to put a gascolator is on the VAF classified, but thatís just me :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
Posted By Lars
My GRT legacy magnetometer is on the empennage...

My GRT legacy magnetometer is on the empennage shelf as others have done. My local Ace hardware had all the brass screws I needed, those are also pretty easy to find from lots of sources on line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lars
Resurrecting an old thread... does anyone have...

Resurrecting an old thread... does anyone have experience with these?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,504
Posted By Lars
To get a feel for flight characteristics, yes,...

To get a feel for flight characteristics, yes, absolutely. For fit, keep in mind that the fuselages of the 9 and 7 are mostly identical. There are several 9A's around here. I could probably arrange a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,504
Posted By Lars
Dave, there are a lot of RVs in your...

Dave, there are a lot of RVs in your neighborhood. I can personally offer you a ride in my RV-7 out of KDWA or O88 (depending on day of the week) and there are lots of others, 6, 6A, 7, 7A, 8, 8A, 9A...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,745
Posted By Lars
Likewise, email sent. And yes, brilliant!

Likewise, email sent. And yes, brilliant!
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