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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By F1R
The only$0.25 I can add. If you are feeling it on...

The only$0.25 I can add.
If you are feeling it on the rudder pedals and floor boards perhaps check your exhaust pipes and hangars for contact on the bottom of the firewall.

Also I once had a wing...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,698
Posted By F1R
Night landing safety

I am not sure how I missed this one earlier. At our airport deer have been hit and cut in half with propellors. The last one was a rented retractable. It absolutely ruined the pilots evening of night...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By F1R
Get Writing

"AS THE PROP TURNS. I have enough material for at least two books."

Better write those books. Just a little every day and they will be done.

I can see a new roller cam IO 390 in your RV, lots of...
Forum: Rocket 03-30-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By F1R
Like this

Like this:

https://youtu.be/s3F6R92s6_o?t=618

Actually, I tried weight training after a 9 year hiatus away from the gym, but my weight shot up 10 lbs the first week:eek:

So then I decided to try...
Forum: Rocket 03-26-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By F1R
Please measure the distance from the front of the...

Please measure the distance from the front of the aft stick to the seat back when you have the elevator full nose down (to the stop) and report.

Option #1) If you move the seat back aft, you might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,664
Posted By F1R
My $0.25 bet as above Also the cowl nose inlet...

My $0.25 bet as above
Also the cowl nose inlet ramps and seals / spinner cowl nose and the combustion air intake sealing can all leak and create vastly reduced airflow through the cylinders even if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By F1R
About what I recall

I put a set of these in a Cap 10/ Cp -328 ( O-320) 20 years ago and although I did not measure the vibration with a balancer, that sounds close to the same amount of vibration increase.

It did...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By F1R
Not the cause, but it might help you track down...

Not the cause, but it might help you track down your lost flow in the end.

FWIW, take a look at a Champion oil filter- 8 holes.
Tempest only have 4 holes.

Observation with an O-320 in an R22 is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 31,065
Posted By F1R
What is the other blade?

The Field blade is marked clearly. Just curious what the other 1/4" fast on blade is connected to?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By F1R
It may sound like a politicaly correct name for...

It may sound like a politicaly correct name for water boarding, however
please see here: https://youtu.be/enFSoiCo-lA?t=30

A paint pattern is sprayed onto the top of a water tank. Then a 3 D object...
Forum: Safety 03-09-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 94,070
Posted By F1R
Observation

I have read a lot of incident and inflight fire reports where the fire goes either un detected for critical moments (or minutes in the case of several airliners) or un responded to for periods of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,950
Posted By F1R
What (bad) dreams are made of

Taking off on a road under and beside power lines.

https://youtu.be/mF2b_f1j5uY

Check out the crow hop over the curb and the dive to gain flying speed... just barely enough flying speed.:eek:
Forum: International 03-02-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By F1R
If you will be around Shannon

https://www.flyingboatmuseum.com

If you like flying boats and will be in the area it is a good stop. It was like Chicago O'hare for a few years before airliners got wheels.

Also FWIW , the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,050
Posted By F1R
I have been using Mobil 1 ATF in my rocket for 9...

I have been using Mobil 1 ATF in my rocket for 9 or 10 years now from -24C to plus 40C with no problems observed.

I also use Viton O rings in the grove calipers.

The first month I owned the bird...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-26-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,759
Posted By F1R
Brought to you by Grumman Engineers

FWIW, the Grumman engineers - or some of the team, went to Lake Aircraft after the war years. The LAKE 250 Renegade has a lot of similar handling characteristics to the classic Grumman birds. Super...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By F1R
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,405
Posted By F1R
Looks like mom will soon be addicted. Best to...

Looks like mom will soon be addicted. Best to plan for a 10 on the horizon.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By F1R
It is only essential if a bird, ice or other...

It is only essential if a bird, ice or other object blocks the normal flow of intake combustion air.

Have a look at some of the earlier F1 rocket intake / air boxes. They used a flat rectangular...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By F1R
Good on the old timers

I found this on a purchased certified AC, (mine was cut right through one side and about 2 1/2" long) I was concerned that it would leak slimy oil vapours, however after several years it stays very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,995
Posted By F1R
Sometimes it is poor airport planning and management

I used to fly 1-3 times a week to CZVL, when they used to let me park my ship on the grass under the tower. It was well clear of the taxi / apron set back line.

However they made a blanket rule...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,429
Posted By F1R
Plumb in a flex line and a good quality...

Plumb in a flex line and a good quality mechanical fuel pressure gauge.

The only way know for certain what the actual pressures are.
Forum: Safety 02-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By F1R
HASI posted June 20, 2017 "Static thrust measured...

HASI posted June 20, 2017
"Static thrust measured on my RV-7A with XIO 360-M1B and Hartzell 74" prop was 2974N @ QFE 957hPa and 16 deg. It was measured with load cell and plane anchored by Honda...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By F1R
Large Drift

This is a long way from the question and intent of the Op in this thread,

However, The first thing that went through my mind when reading the report, was how easy it is to tie an appropriate...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By F1R
Try -55 G or +83 G

Col John Stap really laid it on the line with his rocket sled deceleration rides in May of 1958. I doubt there will be many volunteers try to even match what he survived at -55G.
Capt. Eli Beeding...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By F1R
Do you already have an instrument rating? To...

Do you already have an instrument rating?

To over simplify,

The EFIS is fist and foremost a flight instrument. Air speed, attitude and altitude.

The TSO'd GPS NAV units (such as GTN 650 or 750...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,316
Posted By F1R
Cast, Forged or Billet machined?

Just curious if the cranks were cast, forged or billet machined creations?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By F1R
Look at all the Extra 300's and airshow guys....

Look at all the Extra 300's and airshow guys. Full on power with almost no air flow when doing a torque roll or other vertical up /hanging on the prop display items, to nose down and 200 kts. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By F1R
Likely Grove, but could be Cleveland. Each of the...

Likely Grove, but could be Cleveland. Each of the 3 companies lists their dimensions on line.

If you have Grove wheels and brakes be sure and buy original Grove pads, direct from Grove.

In my...
Forum: Rocket 01-23-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By F1R
CHECK WITH THESE GUYS

Check with Eric Hansen at Team Rocket Aerobatics. https://youtu.be/bC5HoMcxZ9Y

They use the F1 rudder with a couple of enhancements as they spend a lot of time close to VNE.
They put a 3rd row of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,287
Posted By F1R
What plugs and what gap?

Boss,

What plugs do you run at what gap? What CR (Comp. ratio) is your 550?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,287
Posted By F1R
CPI ? what does the acronym expand to in words ?

CPI ? what does the acronym expand to in words ?
Forum: Rocket 01-21-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By F1R
Find a 7 that somebody or some CFI will let you...

Find a 7 that somebody or some CFI will let you fly in the right seat. Then your stick is in the right hand. Power and prop controls in the left. Should get you familiar as needed .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,123
Posted By F1R
Every time I hear about some spouse or girlfriend...

Every time I hear about some spouse or girlfriend who says it them or the airplane... I can only think "Bye bye, see ya "
Having said that I still often have nice dreams of my ex 17 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,439
Posted By F1R
Nothing Personal

Well good on the RV world! It was likely the breathtaking blue paint and artistic sweeping lines.
Nothing personal, but I would take the 330 over all the rest, and leave you with the blond, the 7 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By F1R
Less pain however than becoming part of the food...

Less pain however than becoming part of the food chain as a food source for bears.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By F1R
When you file, best to tell them it is an...

When you file, best to tell them it is an international flight plan, otherwise if nature calls and you need to land for this or other unforseen reasons, it will have less complications.
Forum: RV-4 01-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,063
Posted By F1R
Do you have an Auto Pilot pitch servo?

A lot of the Auto Pilot servos are quite hefty. A really easy method to cure an AFT C of G issue is to remove the tail mounted AP servo, and the tail cone mounted ELT while you are back there.

...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By F1R
This might not help you at the moment

One of the cleanest instals I have ever seen, had the hinge wires inserted and removed from the cockpit side. There was no retainer required at the nose of the cowl. There was lots of room for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,421
Posted By F1R
RFTM

Alternate power supply feed in case you are using an external back up battery or a feed from an essential bus. ( just like a Dynon or Garmin )

Have a look at your install manual for any of them,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,528
Posted By F1R
Potentially a lot of lead swapping, and re...

Potentially a lot of lead swapping, and re programming K factor #'s HOWEVER
Just curious if you swap the suspect red brick leads to your other RDAC if the problem will follow the red brick or stays...
Forum: Propellers 01-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By F1R
E-220 E, Revision 62 June 11, 2018

Does anybody have a copy of the E -220 OH manual- even an older one?

I have all the applicable service letter updates relevant to the MTV-9-B-C but I would really like to have the complete E-220...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By F1R
Make me a believer

"Take your pick. They also have OH manuals."

Ok I would be very honoured if you could get me the OH manual

E-220 E, Revision 62 June 11, 2018
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By F1R
Bruce Bohannon

You are in luck in Texas as you have Bruce Bohannon available without even leaving your state.



Bruce Bohannon - Contact Info

Email: flyalegend@gmail.com

Cell: 281-889-8078
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By F1R
The Laminated plate main spar of the 4, and the 6...

The Laminated plate main spar of the 4, and the 6 are quite robust in terms of absolute strength and fatique resistance /load cycle life.

However, simple G load and exceeding G limits are only a...
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By F1R
Safety Value

If any readers are ever wondering about the value of this forum. A number of years ago Ted Chang posted about his RV 10 Fire and the cause being a loose B nut on the pressure side of his fuel pump. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By F1R
A bit of drift, but I don't understand why some...

A bit of drift, but I don't understand why some ELT co. has not made a 406 that mounts on the main spar within the pilots eye and hand reach so that no remote switches or cables are required. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By F1R
Can't say about a 4, however The F1 Rocket flown...

Can't say about a 4, however The F1 Rocket flown for several years down to -20C
zero issues in flight. While taxing with canopy closed it can be an issue. especially if you shovelled snow or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By F1R
Described a few months ago

IIRC this symptom was very similar about 1/2 a year or more ago. It would run fine on either ignition, but not both. The thread decayed into some guy getting flamed(somebody suggested there was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,348
Posted By F1R
Dan is right, I doubt there will ever be an...

Dan is right,

I doubt there will ever be an easy on / off the shelf solution. Because these are hand built aircraft with different engines, propellors and various spinners, the cowls and cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,348
Posted By F1R
Does anybody have any photos of the Bill Lane ...

Does anybody have any photos of the Bill Lane plenum creation?
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By F1R
If on the inside , from a cold windscreen and...

If on the inside , from a cold windscreen and sweaty clothing or breathing and humidity inside the cabin, I have found a small blast stream of cold outside air keeps the inside surface very clear....
Forum: Propellers 11-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,854
Posted By F1R
Just curious how the cost of the WW VS the...

Just curious how the cost of the WW VS the Hartzell VS an MT compares?

Any thoughts about overhaull experiences and costs comparing the 3?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By F1R
Search for Tom Martin on this forum. Send him a...

Search for Tom Martin on this forum.

Send him a PM and he can be a great resource in Ontario.
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,565
Posted By F1R
Rockets loose speed really easy. The big fan on...

Rockets loose speed really easy. The big fan on the front is more effective than any speed brake you will ever encounter. Just pull off the power and if that does not slow you fast enough, holding...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,070
Posted By F1R
Graphic evidence why girls should avoid silicone...

Graphic evidence why girls should avoid silicone implants!

Regarding mounts, ACS used to sell "Aerobatic mounts". Externally they looked the same but were firmer.
I tried a set on an 0-320. With...
Forum: Propellers 11-03-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,752
Posted By F1R
Let's say we have a plenum that takes a couple of...

Let's say we have a plenum that takes a couple of hours to remove the top side in 2 halves with a T spine down the center just above the case spine where the sensor is often mounted.

1) Are there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By F1R
In Texas use the sun

Hot air solar flat panels are easy as it gets to fabricate. In Texas it should work better than most states. Black painted eavestrough down spout square or rectangle under a glass or lexan sheet...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By F1R
"I donít have an engine monitor"

As you wrote "I don’t have an engine monitor"

How are you determining your fuel consumption? By pump tickets at fill up time / tach hours since the previous fill up? Weight carried and G's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,363
Posted By F1R
"How do I proceed? "

"How do I proceed? " I think SJ might like to see what he sent you to work with.

The next one might be a touch closer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By F1R
Not knowing exactly what you have, I will...

Not knowing exactly what you have, I will volunteer that a lot of the older fuel valves can be made new with simple replacement of the o rings. The type found in a Piper Cherokee have only 2 O rings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,374
Posted By F1R
It has been done many times over the years by...

It has been done many times over the years by various builders. You might have do some forum searches to find what you are looking for.

Several Harmon Rockets have been made with wing tip fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By F1R
If nobody else will bite..... where are those...

If nobody else will bite..... where are those snow capped mountains?
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