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Forum: Texas (South) Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Yes.... cheap insurance.

Yes.... cheap insurance.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By az_gila
Question Are there any circular style connectors that use...

Are there any circular style connectors that use Dsub pins and sockets?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up And the $110 is effectively reduced by the $8.50...

And the $110 is effectively reduced by the $8.50 or so we all spend on a silicone gasket.

It's a good deal. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By az_gila
Post I know we are not certified, but I think that is...

I know we are not certified, but I think that is the wording from the old "Part 23" Standards.

Interestingly the newer Part 23 re-write says this allowing much more latitude, and if lead content is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By az_gila
Smile Interesting tidbit from the CAFE report for those...

Interesting tidbit from the CAFE report for those of us calibrating the pitot-static error in Phase I testing and discussing the accuracy of the factory "pop rivet" static ports.

The factory...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation That sort of fouling is good reason to change to...

That sort of fouling is good reason to change to the REM37BY plugs with extended tips...
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Belts and braces

If you must deviate from the plans and insist on a cotter pin, then you should consider a MS17825 nut - a nylon insert locking castle nut -

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/04-01365.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-10-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By az_gila
Smile I just checked one of my takeoffs. 15.5 gpm at...

I just checked one of my takeoffs.

15.5 gpm at 2400 rpm and 5,500 ft DA runway.

Sensenich FP prop O-360-A1A with carb.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By az_gila
Question Perhaps L and R mag wires swapped if there is...

Perhaps L and R mag wires swapped if there is only one impulse mag?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-10-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By az_gila
Talking No head hurting involved

No need for hurting heads if you have a PC at hand....:)

Tan of X degrees here -

https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/math/Tan_Calculator.html

= 0.10510424 for the 6 degrees quoted

Multiply by the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By az_gila
Smile Just one reference, but the belts specified by...

Just one reference, but the belts specified by Plane Power (Gates 7355 and 7300) for their 60 Amp alternator are 0.41 inches wide at the top for both the large and small Lycoming pulleys.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By az_gila
Smile Here is a simple generic circuit that works with...

Here is a simple generic circuit that works with diodes. The only disadvantage would be the loss of 0.7 volts to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Try this link to Mouser.com. It's a Honeywell...

Try this link to Mouser.com. It's a Honeywell AML24 switch.

https://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=0virtualkey0virtualkeyAML24EBA2AC04

It's for a double pole ON-ON-ON switch that is...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By az_gila
Smile There is another interesting twist here for...

There is another interesting twist here for owners of very early -4 and -6 kits.

Vans changed the vendor for the rod ends, and if you have the Heim rod ends that were supplied in the very early kits...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks.. that makes sense now. I can do the...

Thanks.. that makes sense now.

I can do the valve mounting using the tunnel cover and worry about fitting the console later when I buy it.
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By az_gila
Question Joe, what is the black disk (metal?) that is...

Joe, what is the black disk (metal?) that is showing outside of the Andair face plate?

Is it a trim ring around a hole in the carbon fiber that allows the valve to be attached to the aluminum cover...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, it just arrived this afternoon. :) I did...

Yes, it just arrived this afternoon. :)

I did get the extension, but I didn't get the universal joint option.

The stock location should work if I offset my two mounting flanges (to be fabricated)...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks Scott. The center console keeps the fuel...

Thanks Scott.

The center console keeps the fuel valve at essentially the same elevation, so I'll work on new bracketry to keep the valve handle in the stock location.

The revised brackets are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By az_gila
Smile My FAA link might have disappeared......

My FAA link might have disappeared... :rolleyes:

If it has, this is the same via the Wayback Machine -

https://web.archive.org/web/20170628145803/https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/faq/#q4
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By az_gila
Question Yes, I understand that, but would <1 inch make...

Yes, I understand that, but would <1 inch make that much difference?
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By az_gila
Question Fuel valve location Q.

I'm removing the Vans fuel selector and mounting an Andair valve in the -10 QB kit I bought. At the same time I'm relocating it 3 inches down to copy the newer factory location.

It would be easier...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,761
Posted By az_gila
Question Second alternator of battery?

Interesting point.

EFIS redundancy is usually provided by dedicated back-up batteries anyway, so your scenario really applies to the rest of the electrical stuff on the plane.

If you must fly IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By az_gila
Smile Dynon has already announced that for their...

Dynon has already announced that for their certified HDX installations -

http://www.dynonavionics.com/certified/index.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Yes, here is the FAA FAQ addressing that issue...

Yes, here is the FAA FAQ addressing that issue -

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/faq/#q4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation But he/she is a certified mechanic if the owner...

But he/she is a certified mechanic if the owner does not have a Repairmans certificate. Even with one, I know some experimental aircraft owners who built their planes but still use an A&P for engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By az_gila
Question I would think an FAA AD applies to the units...

I would think an FAA AD applies to the units listed in the "Applicability" section of each AD.

This is that section for the recent Lycoming connecting rod AD -

This AD applies to:

(1) All Lycoming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, really check in some of the smaller towns...

Yes, really check in some of the smaller towns out West.

As an example Silver City NM doesn't even have a taxi service, never mind Uber/Lyft, when I checked last year. If you want a car you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By az_gila
Smile I find Enterprise is in almost every town and...

I find Enterprise is in almost every town and their web site give a price with all of the add-ons. You can get a bit of a discount as well with your EAA Membership benefits program.

If you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,744
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you are using the Carling rocker switches...

If you are using the Carling rocker switches (Aerosport and others), they supply 3D files on their web site -

http://www.carlingtech.com/rocker-switches-v-series-ii-iii

They also have 3D files for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I believe the builders log is simply required to...

I believe the builders log is simply required to prove the 51% rule was met at the time of airworthiness/registration application.

It should have no regulatory use after that even though it should...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up A good generic mic end pictorial here - courtesy...

A good generic mic end pictorial here - courtesy of AeroElectric Bob -

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/micjack/micjack.html

As mentioned in the previous post some audio systems/panels use a 4...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By az_gila
Post Just checked one of my flights. Carb version of...

Just checked one of my flights.

Carb version of O-360 with the metal Sensenich prop at 83" pitch -

2206 RPM static

2250 RPM accelerating through 25 kts on the runway during take off

MAP was...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By az_gila
Post The older -6 kit (maybe -4 too) cowlings came in...

The older -6 kit (maybe -4 too) cowlings came in two versions, one for the 4 inch extension and one for the 2 1/5 inch extension, which is the same as a CS hub.

You had to specify at time of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up My FAA FSDO inspector lady wanted the same thing...

My FAA FSDO inspector lady wanted the same thing you reference from the EAA guide.

It was not really a big deal to check, and any applicable ADs probably should be taken care of anyway...:)
Forum: Tools 11-27-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By az_gila
Smile Cheap HF grinder - 2 drops after a long time on...

Cheap HF grinder - 2 drops after a long time on the shelf - less mess. :)

Also, we are usually not using these tools on a full work day of 8 hours. Just consider the HF tools as cheap disposable...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up TurboCad and Bill are the easy way to get funny...

TurboCad and Bill are the easy way to get funny shaped holes in aluminum for your panels.

It makes the cutouts and nut plate mounting holes accurate for such things as the Dynon panel items and...
Forum: Tools 11-27-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By az_gila
I'll go a bit against the grain here...:) This...

I'll go a bit against the grain here...:)

This is one case where Harbor Freight cheap tools work well. We don't need the power of a full-size hand held grinder, the compact HF ones are fine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By az_gila
Smile In warm weather (80F) I simply used a cheap 1 1/2...

In warm weather (80F) I simply used a cheap 1 1/2 or 2 inch HF brush spreading it out in a thin coat. It seemed to work fine with no thinning of the epoxy. You might need a few coats and some sanding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Also note that a star washer at the other end of...

Also note that a star washer at the other end of the screw is probably a good idea too. Some antenna manufacturers specify them, and others seem to ignore this...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By az_gila
Question On the ground

Just a question from hot AZ. :)

I'm planning the same OH vent setup... do the vents provide reasonable airflow on the ground while taxying?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By az_gila
Smile I believe the GE Silicone II series commonly...

I believe the GE Silicone II series commonly available at your hardware/home store is non-corrosive and doesn't smell of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By az_gila
Post Garmin GPS antennae

That's what I thought too... but the GTN6XX/7XX Installation Manual I looked at said something different.

Ensure that the GPS/NAV/COM antennas are electrically bonded to the aircraft. Follow the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 59,803
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation And just under the nose of the Checca RV-6A is...

And just under the nose of the Checca RV-6A is the location of the now-gone (thanks Mayor Daley) Meigs Field. Famous and well-remembered by all of us who used Microsoft's early Flight Simulator. :)
Forum: COMM 11-25-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By az_gila
Smile Jeff, send me your email address and I'll send my...

Jeff, send me your email address and I'll send my schematics of how I simply used a couple of switches to use two radios into a Dynon intercom.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-24-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By az_gila
Smile Try using the Rivet Specification from Vans web...

Try using the Rivet Specification from Vans web site and measure the shop heads carefully before replacing any -

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/Specs.htm

As an example, the stepped rivet of...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By az_gila
Smile It snaps in like the larger bushing snaps into...

It snaps in like the larger bushing snaps into the bulkhead....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By az_gila
Question I thought the technique for drain holes was to...

I thought the technique for drain holes was to insert a rod into the hole and pull the rod backwards, which shapes the hole with a lip at the front and a depression at the rear.

Is this incorrect?
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Get the next size smaller snap bushing, one that...

Get the next size smaller snap bushing, one that will snap into the cable bushing in the bulkhead. Slit it with an Xacto knife, snap it over the rudder cable and push/snap it into the bulkhead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I built with 14 ft eaves and now wish I went with...

I built with 14 ft eaves and now wish I went with 16 ft. This would enable you to stand upright on the ceiling/roof of any internal small rooms you create. A storage room with more storage above is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Definitely - and the process was easy. :)

Definitely - and the process was easy. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation A little hard to read, but the FAR 77.25 is...

A little hard to read, but the FAR 77.25 is explained here...

http://www.airspaceusa.com/FAR_77.25_Civil_Airport_Imaginary_Surfaces.htm

The slope you mention is actually 7:1 sideways to the runway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you can, add an attached, well insulated...

If you can, add an attached, well insulated single car garage sized workshop with a big door into the main hangar.

Then one of the new, efficient mini-split heat pumps can provide comfort in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Girts

Make sure you specify "flush girts" - this will give you about 6" more room around the main posts.

http://www.empirebuilt.com/images/secondary-framing/flush-girt.jpg

The usual default is for bypass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By az_gila
Smile Do like the Navy does on aircraft carriers....

Do like the Navy does on aircraft carriers. :)

Make some scale cutouts in paper/cardboard of each of the planes you are considering and make a scale drawing of the hangar with the clear door opening...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,051
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Dymo

The Dymo series of Rhino printers may be lower cost and will shrink down to our 22 g...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks. PM sent.

Thanks. PM sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By az_gila
Smile I looked at it a little differently. Set the...

I looked at it a little differently.

Set the ailerons to zero using either the tooling holes or the wing template, and then make the flaps the same.

If you have a slight twist in any of the...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By az_gila
Question Myron, I'd like to see one with an Aerosport...

Myron, I'd like to see one with an Aerosport interior, preferable under construction.

Do any of the Falcon Field ones meet that description? :)
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm in Tucson and just bought a half-finished QB...

I'm in Tucson and just bought a half-finished QB kit. I'm presently installing wiring and aft fuselage stuff.

Send me a regular email if you want to come down and visit.

I'm at 57AZ if you want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By az_gila
Smile Rivet the cowl side now before the engine mount...

Rivet the cowl side now before the engine mount is finally fitted.

Just slightly over-estimate the shim thickness needed and add a little to the cowl when it is finally fitted. Better to add a...
Forum: COMM 11-18-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By az_gila
Smile Missing noises

Perhaps not completely disappear, but our latest noise-cancelling headsets can cause us to miss sounds - even the FAA warned us in...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By az_gila
Talking It can be done

You obviously didn't learn to fly in the 70"s...:D

No headsets and all communication was by shouting to passengers or listening to the radio speaker and using a hand-held microphone.

Probably why...
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