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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Yes. One of the first deficiencies i look for --...

Yes.
One of the first deficiencies i look for -- and find too often.
It doesn't need to [and shouldn't, IMHO] be the typical 5,862 page attorney/ marketing mess you get with a new Cessna TTx /...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-13-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
"Yesterday I had some maintenance performed on my...

"Yesterday I had some maintenance performed on my belly substructure – a non-organic doubler was installed using standard techniques..."

- But did your MT get specific approval from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
also try...

also try here:

https://interavia-aircraft-engine-parts.myshopify.com/
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Daughter to my wife after first week in...

Daughter to my wife after first week in kindergarten: "Mom, their Grandmas don't have airplanes!
"And neither do their Grandpas!
"That's so sad they can't go in Grandma's airplane..."
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1 on Paul's approach -- learned to use the...

+1 on Paul's approach -- learned to use the bottom of an oil bottle as the funnel shortly after they stopped selling it in cans...
oops, did I just say how old i are?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
lateral vs tandem

Both of our kids were airborne before age 2 - strictly backseat pax. I wasn't comfortable taking them solo pilot until age 4/5... but they had both been around and in airplanes by then, and the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
g meter

I have one - +12 / -6 range; has marks "u" markings designate standard UTILITY limits [4.4/-2.2]; "A" markings identify typical "aerobatic" limits [6/-3]. Fits standard 2.25" round cut-out; approx 3"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
AND you get the benefit of actual seals at the...

AND you get the benefit of actual seals at the intake, replacing those ^&*(% paper failures... which is what the kit is about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
concur w/ DanH - best viable remedy/ most likely...

concur w/ DanH - best viable remedy/ most likely cause.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
concur

worst placement of 'insulation' is around the exhaust -- it will shorten life [constant temperature swings means precipitation of moisture, retention of heat, etc.], makes visual inspection...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
correct clamp

is oetiker stepless, in stainless. available in US through Grainger, amazon - but check source from the latter, and do not select the '2-ear' variety. You will need the oetiker pliers for install/...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
guessing

those compression check numbers were at 5 hrs??? if so, one low could indicate rings not yet seated - or a lot of other [more bad-type] things.
Get a new check - with BORESCOPE pics. Compression...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
concur

With Steve and Bevan:
A. The unit I used is about the same size as Steve's - getting any smaller for a rebuildable unit with low flow restriction appears to be unobtanium -as is any unit with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,340
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
not for Osh

but experience says that a full rainfly on a dome tent [little crossflow] will generate condensation and frost inside the tent in the cold. 6" of snow, -10F, and nowhere dry for 10 miles is not a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,466
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
not conflicting, just confusing

FIRST, you set the e-gap [which is what Slick calls 'internal timing']. A lot easier to define if I could show you one...
SECOND, after inserting a lock pin to keep the armature from rotating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Hangar space is pretty tight here. PM sent.

Hangar space is pretty tight here.
PM sent.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
same thing

Blueflyer -
to address your question, you're seeing two names for the same function. Which one you'd use depends what your original set-up is/ what you're replacing.
HOWEVER, other poster has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
i promised myself not to do this but

PLEASE go read 43.13. The nut plate method described does not transfer the loads, resulting in local stresses in the skin - which in your case is a STRUCTURAL MEMBER. The bonding method MAY be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
yeah - seriously DON'T do that. Start over. Not...

yeah - seriously DON'T do that. Start over. Not just a heat issue, but also vibration fail mode with soldering there. Probably somebody not knowing what materials/ fittings to use with the NyLo......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
ditto. could require anything from...

ditto. could require anything from timing-to-engine check, to complete overhaul.
If I were asked to do a conditional, with no logbooks, the first step would be to re-create the logs as best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Ditto on IO-320. Had to lengthen the electrical...

Ditto on IO-320. Had to lengthen the electrical cable; I believe there is a kit with a small extender available out there, to make that easier.
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Ditto Barry: Which unit? Sounds like you have two...

Ditto Barry: Which unit?
Sounds like you have two altitude encoder signals - one from HXr and another from [or through] the UAvionics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,849
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Charlie - sent you an email off line. Others: hp...

Charlie - sent you an email off line.

Others: hp for hp, Falco slightly faster [given equal build quality/ finish]; as an AMT i would agree that the complexity is an issue... Newest designs prove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,849
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Talking no - find a Falco. You won't suffer for speed......

no - find a Falco. You won't suffer for speed... or handling.
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Short answer: I know of no such empirical...

Short answer: I know of no such empirical data.
Longer: A. I have used two programs to identify 'best match' between existing propeller choices and airframe; there are more. This is not a simple...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-12-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
to keep from going crazy

START with the internal/ E-gap timing before you re-time to the engine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,063
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1 Ken

Saw a repetitive failure like this some yrs back - owner kept replacing an avionics relay switch with incorrect unit. Would work long enough to get him off the ground....
With low voltage, check your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
oh dear

Find a different shop. NO ADSB or other avionic unit is going to list an Experimental Amateur Built aircraft as 'an approved type'.
The whole point of the SkyBeacon is to simplify the install where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
'lag'

Different engine models require/ are designed for different timing of the ignition spark. Generally, they fall into two categories [for purposes of magneto ignition systems]: 20 degrees past...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,559
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1 Bill

What he said. If you read the P-Mag manuals, they explain why they recommend against aircraft plugs with their units...
So think of it this way: you're doing exactly what you would have done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
A. A friend loaned me his to look over... this...

A. A friend loaned me his to look over... this thing is exhaustive [maybe exhausting??]. Definitely covers all the bases, in one place -- clearly intended for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
what wirejock said, to fix. remember you are...

what wirejock said, to fix.
remember you are RELIEVING potential edges - not polishing it out [don't take the alclad any more than can be helped].
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 267,986
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Look at McFarlane. They make this in 2...

Look at McFarlane. They make this in 2 sizes:
https://www.mcfarlaneaviation.com/products/product/6ADH/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Attend the Colo Pilot's Assn seminar and flight...

Attend the Colo Pilot's Assn seminar and flight training. PERIOD.
There is no better, except 200+ hrs' personal instruction from a master mountain terrain pilot -- including flying search patterns...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Check the calibration of the altitude encoder....

Check the calibration of the altitude encoder. Sounds like it could be off more than spec.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,514
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Colorado taxes

The Colorado Pilots' Association was successful, many years ago, in getting the property/ licensing tax removed for all based aircraft. CPA is one of the best resources for GenAv in the State.
You...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
sorry OP

re-read your post - you're already blocking the oil cooler. Later posts tell it right - try a SMALL plate to partially block inlet air, a la Cessna. Outlet flow is better engineering, but inlet is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,183
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Benchmark

Meant to include it - sorry:
Go to the Mac App Store, look for 'Seqouia Benchmark'. Long-term development by Alfred Scott, who was Sequoia Aircraft - Falcos, don'tchuno....
But if you generate the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
particulate/ condensate scavenging is the issue...

particulate/ condensate scavenging is the issue with 'cold' CHTs, leading to associated wear/ fouling/ etc. Running richer would only exacerbate those issues. While 375F is "ideal" [ok, guys, pick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
simple things first

Check your egt leads - all of them - for being 'bumped'/ disturbed during maintenance.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,183
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
original point 55%

Hans -

You're looking for 55% numbers: You can generate these from the charts in Lycoming's engine operating manual. Unfortunately, I know of no 'table of values' for % power operating undersquare...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
saw similar once, about 3 decades back. While...

saw similar once, about 3 decades back. While deformities from removal made it difficult, we suspected failure of the ferrule - a crack or deformity - that then compromised the fit to the nut....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
A. Look at the service manual - L1178. B. Don't...

A. Look at the service manual - L1178.
B. Don't know your experience level, but asking the question suggests to me a need to at least see it done first... They can sometimes be surprisingly...
Forum: GPS 09-06-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
re RV12 for IFR

A. a Light Sport Airplane CAN be equipped and flown for night operations, and/ or IFR.
B. But NOT by a Sport Pilot [that license is specific to Day VFR only].
This is true whether the aircraft is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,843
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
The choice is most dependent on your learning...

The choice is most dependent on your learning style: what format/ experience aids your learning best?
Note that your study/ prep for the practical/ oral [and real life] will have a different focus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Ditto Hacker. From the East, your greatest...

Ditto Hacker. From the East, your greatest challenge is avoiding traffic and the Class B. Both APA and FTG are busy training spots; both have restaurants for food flights. APA, your closest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,133
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
lemon pledge +1 -- and it smells nice, too....

lemon pledge +1 -- and it smells nice, too. Keep it off the plexi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
plug lead replacement, NOT P-lead

Marty6a --
you are on the right path. It IS possible to replace these leads, individually, and you have identified the basic part you'll need. HOWEVER: if the shielding is breaking down near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,692
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
best guidance for any maintenance

Following applies to A&P; similar language applies to Light Sport AMT's [emphasis added]. If that standard is a minimum for full- time professionals, it should also be for E-AB.

14 C.F.R.§ 65.81...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
assuming aircraft not automotive

'Bundling' the wires will not typically cause bleed-over . BUT your best option is to shorten them. Re-attaching the tips is not difficult - but get somebody who's been there to show you how,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
you've been misled...

Zinc additives [ZDDP in mineral oils, ZDTP in synthetics, or combination] are actually lower in modern oils for automotive engines, and have been trending that way for many years. [There are several...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,132
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
thought so, but checked: 100 in/lbs

from SkyTec's install instructions [just another reference]:
"Use the existing 5/16” bolt and nuts, or replace, as indicated by condition.
Replace any and all washers with four (4) AN936-516 internal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
as a friend keeps repeating

..."remember the Galloping Ghost". Replacement hardware is a lot cheaper than a critical failure.

More technically, torquing a bolt/ screw/ fastener stretches it. That's why engine bearing cap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
I just hate it

- when i turn the page and find the answer.
Even more so when i re-remember i learned that tidbit years ago...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,769
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
remove the valve

Between your steps 1 and 2, add: Remove the valve core. If you place the tube properly, you don't need it inflated while you are assembling the wheel.
And that means you don't need Parker lube, or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,153
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
moly powder or nothing

Polish them [and the inside bore] lightly and leave them -- or apply powdered moly lightly with a cloth [you don't leave much behind, or need much]. You are generating grit with your brake pad right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,141
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
slick replace

aaand - I have a brand new PMag I'll sell. Got 2 in a deal, only using one. -114, v.40, includes plug wires and late- style clamps. You'll need your drive gear, adapters for the plugs, plugs, 3 amp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,634
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
back to original post: viable choices today

Electrics are flying, in the US -- and advancing at the speed of MONEY. I have seen both of these options, up close - and flying. Two completely different approaches: the first an effort at a viable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,236
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
canopy repair

No experience with that vendor -- but consider repair. Obviously, we don't see what you are looking at, but:

https://www.polyvance.com/pfxcanopy.php-1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
If the tire IS out of round, this can fix it --...

If the tire IS out of round, this can fix it -- but get somebody who's done it to show you how. [And that likely won't be anybody younger than 50 or so...] First time, it can be perilously easy to...
Forum: Job Board 10-15-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
pm sent

a couple of options
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