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Forum: Safety 04-16-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Still on back order

I bought the replacement kit from ACS in 2015 They sent me a pdf of the claim form to send back with the old rotor gear. Only problem its been on backorder forever

Call champion aerospace they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Yes. Easily unless room is an issue but can still do it

You can buy tools for this if you didnt build the airplane. Or someone who did can help you do it. And if you are like us old timers, you can make your own.

Cm
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Advantage

The advantage is you can adjust the pitch to the best setting for your aircrafts weight , speed, operating conditions where as when you buy that catto it is what it is for the most part. You can get...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-28-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By Christopher Murphy
WTB,beg borrow or steal

Ive got a Klx135A gps/com radio that needs a data base update. Id by a docking station or other set up if someone has one to sell. It has a dongle for in aircraft updating but ive never been able...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By Christopher Murphy
I would say it is

In my opinion, what you are proposing would be more work than just making a new panel.

Cm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Plan to use the paper composite gaskets I have

Mainly want know if a sealant or copper spay coat on the gasket is recommended.

Cm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Intake gaskets O320

Ive read the older posts about them

Saw pictures of the silicone gaskets but no part number or source listed

Anyone have that info?

If I use the paper gaskets I have on hand, is a sealant or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By Christopher Murphy
RV4

This is very cool. I will be flying my -4 will the Rocky Mountain Renegades at OSH this year. It would be fun to do a solo acro demo with it. And also the other fun stuff. I wish our friend Hans...
Forum: RV-4 02-09-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Do it like the manual says

Just rivet in a small ďdamĒ where the plans indicate use the 2 course thread bolts and skip the large hole. Make a single pour for each side (4 total)

Works good lasts long time. And its easy

Cm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Battery

It happened once...came out to dead battery. Load tested the 8 year old concorde RG 25 and it tested good but in the interest of reliability I replaced it with a brand new battery and a week later I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Thanks for the info

Don,
Thanks for the info. I disconnected the back up power wire until I can install a switch on that circuit. I was baffled as I never had the battery drain down in the past. I thought maybe the...
Forum: Propellers 01-30-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,294
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Ramp damage

Didnt the Rv12 thing turn out to be ramp damage?
Cm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Firmware update

Hey Rod

Id go ahead and update. Mine is much more stable now also added some features too. I would tell them to call you before they do anything else.

They were reponsive to my complaint.

I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Keep alive

To my knowledge there was no keep alive function. The only thing was a direct to battery connection that was used as a back up power source. Im wondering if the new firmware changed the function of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Question for dynon d10a experts

Ive been having an issue with my battery draining after a week or 10 days without flying my airplane. I finally traced the culprit to be my dynon d10a

When i installed it 10 years ago ( or so) i...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Great post Nasty!

I kept thinking about our friendís experience at PRS and the disappointment of not being quite up to speed with some of the skill requirements.

Cm
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 293,932
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Just curious what the others were

Iíve thought about converting to a C/S prop on my -4 but Axelís comments about the changes in how the airplane feels confirms why I am reluctant to do it.

What were the other 2 RVs that you use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Christopher Murphy
My home made system

Rv4 o320 vetterman 4 pipe

The late Dave Beisemier made me 4 injector nozzles out of stainless bolts. Held in by band clamps same as your egt probe. Dia of nozzles are .100 inch ( .100 is to small...
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Christopher Murphy
I put it in my RV4

I had a shop install mine back in march. Not that i dont like the gtx335..but i had decided on an Apparo stratus when I went in to buy the equipment. garmin had their unit for the same price so i...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Call firewall forward ( or whatever they call it now)

Call firewall forward at KFNL. They always had Dukes in their shop

Cm
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,063
Posted By Christopher Murphy
My RV4 numbers

Ew 975
Tailwheel 60lbs

Very light prop
Cm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By Christopher Murphy
More fuel in one tank

When I fly an airshow routine at high density altitudes I dont want full tanks but I want the tank Im feeding from to be nearly full. I might have 16 gal in one and 5 gal in the other.

Cm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Nail on the head

Greg

That relay was covered with sticky dried up brake fluid that seeps out from doing alot of acro. But it seemed to work ok when I tested it with a battery I had on my bench. In any case for 23...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Thanks for all the good info. Mine is mounted...

Thanks for all the good info. Mine is mounted with the cap down. I already ordered a new one but I did test on the old one and it worked fine. I found a loose ground wire so maybe that was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 129,116
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Same airspace

Hey Rod
I flew on that same route the next morning bringing 170 of my friends back from Lihue and was doing about 400 kts. Id post a picture but I dont have it set up.

😀
Cm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By Christopher Murphy
question

Since its upside down the coil is holding the spring tension and gravity. If its right side up the coil only has to over come the spring force... so Im thinking having it upside down is causing it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By Christopher Murphy
question for you experts (master relay)

When I built my airplane a long time ago I installed the master relay such that the coil has to pull the plunger up. ( upside down I guess... it made the wire routing easier.

Over time I notice that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,899
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Which rudder pedal are you pushing when you take with no wind?

If you have that pedal all in as speed is decaying on roll out then you add a bunch of power what is happening? This is when you need to think about which wing you want to be up wind. Same for take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,883
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Full tanks

My -4 will get a wiff of fuel in the cockpit when the tanks are full and I do less than 1G. I think a small amount of fuel is vented from my vents located on the belly forward of the spars ( per the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 73,165
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Awsome!

One of my all time favorite airplanes. Thanks for saving some great aviation history. When I was a kid hanging around the old airport in northern Illinois The old timers all raved about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Not trying to scare anyone

Like I said... dont safety if you dont want too. Iíll follow the practices developed over a century of aircraft maintenance. I will know my oil plug wont fall out or my oil screen , or the bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By Christopher Murphy
a threaded fastener is basically a wedge

Which one of you disbelievers is willing to not safety your oil drain plug?

Threads are a wedge and any wedge is under a force to un wedge itself. It doesn't need a rotation force... simple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,591
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Safety wire? If it was safety wired when you...

Safety wire?

If it was safety wired when you took it off I would saftey wire it when you put it back on. There is a reason why and if one starts backing out on a 2 hour flight the tourque seal...
Forum: Propellers 11-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Re indexing

Steve

When they re indexed my blades I still use the pins they provided, you just use a lower numbered pin.

Cm
Forum: Propellers 11-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Love mine too

Love mine. O320 160 hp Rv4
I couldnt get enough pitch with the pitch pins so they reindexed the alignment pin to the 180hp position on the blades. No charge.

If they were smart they would give a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-18-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By Christopher Murphy
RV-4 is no slouch either. 👍

https://youtu.be/x9aAyQibuw8

These guys are awsome considering many of their airshow performances have been over 10,000 ft DA. The solos are great and the diamond really...
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Maybe I wasnt clear

I was getting the impression the OP was under the impression that he could. Carry more weight in the back seat by reducing fuel. I was trying to explain that its not the weight as much as the CG...
Forum: RV-4 10-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Christopher Murphy
3/8ths

I think mine measures 3/8th of an inch


Cm
Forum: Propellers 10-04-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,892
Posted By Christopher Murphy
I did it and a few others have too

If its the sensi GA prop I really like it

I had sabre mfg make a heavy spacer I think its 8 inch diameter

I just bought that light weight tailwheel that looks really nice but the rubber is so hard...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,407
Posted By Christopher Murphy
If you dont have any acro experience

Get some training before you do it solo.
Its pretty simple but there are many ways to botch it up and you wont remember to push roll power stablize... you dont want to tail slide your rv
Cm
Forum: RV-4 09-27-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Do you understand?

People are telling you that the less fuel you have the farther aft the cg is?

With a very aft cg the airplane becomes much more difficult and demanding to fly. If you arent a stick and rudder...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Dont use a push on push off button

I have an arm switch that powers a relay operated by a small switch on the top of my stick grip. Small red LED light that is on when smoke is on.

I wish I had the switch on the throttle but I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Prop for RV4

I have an RV4 160 hp Ive had 3 different props on it

Senesenich metal 81 in pitch great prop. Very good cruise speed but has a 2600 rpm restriction the weight up front really opens up how much you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By Christopher Murphy
No metal rubbing

Make sure the cables are not rubbing against any metal

Cm
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,554
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Thumbs up You are gonna love it

These are great little airplanes! The best ones are built to the plans and light ;)
Ilove it when im out climbing some high powered Rv8s. Lol

https://youtu.be/yDux0BHahrw

Cm
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Did the same thing

I also didnt drill the engine mount until the fuselage was off the jig and upright

Cm.
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Christopher Murphy
What I recall

I am pretty sure I did not drill any engine mount to firewall holes until I had the engine mount to use as a jig. i doubt your holes will line up if you drill them to the plans.

Maybe the kit is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-16-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,530
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Mounted upside down

If its mounted upside down as per early design you will never get all the air out until you turn the master cylinder right side up to bleed the system.

Cm
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,043
Posted By Christopher Murphy
I got a call from Dynon and we discussed the...

I got a call from Dynon and we discussed the issue. The issue is resolved and I have restored confidence in that company. Here are a few thoughts as some think I over reacted.

First the unit was...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,043
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Dynon Avionics

I had my airplane down to change a mechanical fuel pump and I new it would be a few weeks to get it done. I had a ADS-B transponder installed and the place that did it did a sloppy job with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,267
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Worked for me

I found a weather head fitting that was sleeve compression on 1 end and 1/8 pipe thread on other then added a AN pipe to flare...been working great for 15 years and 800 hours

Cm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,267
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Chatter is from the metal brake lines

The metal brake line is causing the chatter.

Many certified aircraft have metal lines to a bracket close to the brake and then a short flex line to the brake.

Thats how my RV4 is,set up when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Make sure you have the correct size and length rivet

Rivet too long? Wrong size?

Do a test in thicker material.
Cm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 92,793
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Tornado

Flying west near Sterling colorado I flew past a tornado... yes I have a picture but i cant post it.
If someone else wants to post the picture I could email it to you

Cm
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Make too much of it..

Ive flown my rv4 with nothing connecting the tailwheel to the rudder several times..I like my chains loose so the rudder steers until about half deflection before the tailwheel gets pulled by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By Christopher Murphy
The catto prop is a beautiful airworthy prop

Like the scraps I keep thinking I might need it some day.

Cm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,180
Posted By Christopher Murphy
I bet

Id bet that if you do an oil change and filter inspection on july1st...and enter that in your log and then you fly your aircraft a few hours and sign off the condition inspection july 10th and july...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Still have scraps from 1991

I bet alot us us do.. even have a catto prop that should go..

Maybe its time to clean it out..:)
Cm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,583
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Phased or progressive inspections

No expert but I think the airplane better be safe for flight (airworthy) the date you put in your log book and sign it off or you might be risking an insurance loss. If you do an inspection a month ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By Christopher Murphy
Nice video

Curious about how you got the air to air shots?
Cm
Forum: Propellers 03-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,140
Posted By Christopher Murphy
I too have had both.

Too each his own and the three blade catto looks good
But the two blade props are more efficent and the plus on the Sensi GA prop is that you can tweek it for best all around performance. Its a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-03-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Christopher Murphy
There are other great props too

Get your prop dialed in and it will be a great prop. Catto props are nice but there are other props that perform well too.

Cm
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