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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Low Pass
If you were building fresh overhaul and had no...

If you were building fresh overhaul and had no price advantage to mixing, I agree. But practically you're looking at less than a 0.5% difference in cyl power and piston mass. I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,415
Posted By Low Pass
I believe you're referring to 178 seconds to...

I believe you're referring to 178 seconds to live.

https://youtu.be/b7t4IR-3mSo

And that's a non-inst rated/capable pilot in IMC (with or without gyros). On this flip side, don't get too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks very much for the offer!! I believe I...

Thanks very much for the offer!! I believe I have a nice package deal of tagged parts. If it falls through, I'll keep you in mind.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks Bob, Jesse. I appreciate the info and...

Thanks Bob, Jesse. I appreciate the info and offer of assistance. Way more -360 series crank p/n's than I had imagined. And I am going to have to buy rods. They failed as well. Same person can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Low Pass
Counterweighted/Non Counterweighted Crankshafts

After believing I had found a deal on a serviceable crankshaft to replace one from an O-360-A1A, I have been thrown a curve. The replacement crankshaft is counterwighted. (Owner referenced p/n for...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By Low Pass
Highly recommend you not drill any more holes in...

Highly recommend you not drill any more holes in the components. I'd put a 1/4" socket head fastener (might clear the radius of the bracket without trimming) in it and go. Second best would be a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,988
Posted By Low Pass
An articulated fiberscope could be used to get up...

An articulated fiberscope could be used to get up to the camshaft from the opening in the crankcase above the sump. As for what's visible with oil film on the lobes and follower, etc, that might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Low Pass
Before buying, see if you can pull the mags and...

Before buying, see if you can pull the mags and take a good look inside at the accessory gears. Look at the gear faces particularly. Might give an idea of what you have going on inside the rest of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By Low Pass
Crankcase O-Ring Groove Mod

Anyone have experience with having an o-ring groove cut in their crankcase split line flange lately? Haven't heard much about this mod in the last 8-10 years. Would you do it again?

Correction -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By Low Pass
I would think the floor would have to be wet with...

I would think the floor would have to be wet with ATF to cause much issue, but I get the concern. I'd recommend first trying a detergent. I was once facing having to replace a section of driveway...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By Low Pass
Thank you! My thoughts exactly.

Thank you! My thoughts exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,694
Posted By Low Pass
Two cowl flaps installed. Adds significant...

Two cowl flaps installed. Adds significant operating (temp) flexibility. Does cost money, weight, noise, and drag when open. Am I'm just about trained to connect the power to the actuators when...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,149
Posted By Low Pass
I'd vote for the castellated nut with 0.062 (or...

I'd vote for the castellated nut with 0.062 (or bigger) safety wire.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Low Pass
Since you're in the conceptual stage, what about...

Since you're in the conceptual stage, what about a Rocket or similar motor mount with gear mounts. The tailwheel adaptation is relatively easy. Should be a piece of cake for a 10-20 EAB builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,839
Posted By Low Pass
I've been using stainless (austenitic) hex and...

I've been using stainless (austenitic) hex and Torx head screws for ~14, 15 years and they work just fine for a hangared plane. Every no 6, 8, and many of the non structural 10 screws in my plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,828
Posted By Low Pass
That's what I use. 60 amp fuse iirc. I find...

That's what I use. 60 amp fuse iirc. I find marine eqpt works pretty well on little planes in many cases.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Low Pass
If they'll guarantee that the paint and primer...

If they'll guarantee that the paint and primer won't debond for 40 years.
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,266
Posted By Low Pass
I hear the women like some mystery in a guy,...

I hear the women like some mystery in a guy, Jerry! ;)
Forum: Safety 09-25-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,120
Posted By Low Pass
Same story, +1. Loose screws. Locktite on...

Same story, +1. Loose screws. Locktite on screws, drilled heads, safety wire. No more problem.

Not a surprise in hindsight. The carb sits quite a way from the centerline of the engine, rigidly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,315
Posted By Low Pass
Mine only stubbles when it has reached full...

Mine only stubbles when it has reached full operating temp. Not below.

Thanks for all the ideas/suggestions! Chris, hope you don't mind me piggybacking your post...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,977
Posted By Low Pass
So you've been to Rock Springs, Wyoming, too? ! ...

So you've been to Rock Springs, Wyoming, too? ! ;)

Seriously, your remarks are some of the best technique comments I've read on this board.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,315
Posted By Low Pass
With mine, no. Pressure and flows, steady. No...

With mine, no. Pressure and flows, steady. No fuel smell inside the plane. Same conditions, right or left tank. Something in the servo? Possibly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,315
Posted By Low Pass
No, I've not tried leaning at full power. But I...

No, I've not tried leaning at full power. But I will.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,315
Posted By Low Pass
Interesting. I'm having similar symptoms. New...

Interesting. I'm having similar symptoms. New Silverhawk system on IO-360. Please reply back with the findings on your FI system from the evaluation.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-12-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,977
Posted By Low Pass
Thumbs up Bill - you have a -9, 150' wide runway, 30 kt...

Bill - you have a -9, 150' wide runway, 30 kt wind... Just land across the runway!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,803
Posted By Low Pass
One plane, two Pmags. 5, 6 years with PMags, 630...

One plane, two Pmags. 5, 6 years with PMags, 630 and 530 hours. One had the case bolt failure this last summer. Repaired no charge. A residual intermittent issue remained in the same unit. Board...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-08-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,977
Posted By Low Pass
So there are people like me! It's a badge of...

So there are people like me! It's a badge of honor making a sweet crosswind landing riding down the runway on one wheel as long as you can hold it. I believe tailwheel (RV) is easier really, with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,155
Posted By Low Pass
Oh yea, didn't say I was good! But it is fun....

Oh yea, didn't say I was good! But it is fun. Occasionally.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,155
Posted By Low Pass
What I posted was a targeted, short landing over...

What I posted was a targeted, short landing over no obstacle. Had a group of 5-6 practicing using center of turnoff as runway end.

Over an obstacle is way longer, obviously.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,155
Posted By Low Pass
On dry asphalt or concrete, yes. Less on a good...

On dry asphalt or concrete, yes. Less on a good day with a nice flare. I recall a 3-5 kt wind when this video was made.

https://youtu.be/aAoJyhFkiDI

Second Vlad's point about a -9. I've got a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By Low Pass
Creating a potential point of failure

I'll cut the wires if I ever need to remove the wings. Then I'll install proper, robust connectors -or splice - when I put the wings back on. 17 years and the wings are still as installed...
Forum: Safety 08-15-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,301
Posted By Low Pass
+1 from 1997. And I put a more than a dab. I...

+1 from 1997. And I put a more than a dab. I squeezed in quite a bit knowing I didn't want the skins moving/vibrating. No cracks or issues after 17 years and 1925 hrs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,236
Posted By Low Pass
Bearings and working with flammable liquids

I like to think I'm a pretty conscientious person when it comes to fire and chemical exposure after worked in petrochem mfg for 15 years and working on cars and planes for the last 35 or so years...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-11-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for taking time to reply. Guess these...

Thanks for taking time to reply. Guess these units can have issues - mine have worked flawlessly for many years. Now to find a time to take the plane down for a few weeks to ship it off to the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-10-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Low Pass
Also beginning to have bad current indications...

Has anyone experienced problems with the D120 or possibly D180 regarding current indication? Shunt checks out, leads check out, all connections clean.

Checking for possible unknown solutions before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,257
Posted By Low Pass
Lasers operate at or very near the speed of...

Lasers operate at or very near the speed of light. This thing claims to update 500 times per second. Light travels about 373 miles per 1/500 second.
My RV is pretty fast, but not that fast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,144
Posted By Low Pass
Ditto. Harbor Freight. Grind, heat, bend if...

Ditto. Harbor Freight. Grind, heat, bend if necessary. Then you have a highly specialized, custom airplane tool.
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,239
Posted By Low Pass
The 660 is a fantastic "portable" device. Mine...

The 660 is a fantastic "portable" device. Mine is flush mounted in my panel and connected to my Dynon EFIS/auto pilot, audio system, GDL-39 3D, and Bluetooth to Garmin pilot app. It's rock solid,...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-31-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Low Pass
You like grass, asphalt, concrete? Expensive...

You like grass, asphalt, concrete? Expensive (uptight, lots of rules) or affordable (casual, airport dogs running around)? You have the full spectrum in the area.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-31-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Low Pass
Posting here, it would be good to narrow down the...

Posting here, it would be good to narrow down the search a bit. Lot of miles between the extreme ends of town. Better yet, go visit the airports where you think you'd like to hangar. Ask a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,909
Posted By Low Pass
Through a couple of different abnormal operating...

Through a couple of different abnormal operating situations, I've experienced events that each resulted in rapidly rising cht. Detonation; likely. My point for relating this is, once the condition...
Forum: California 04-16-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,971
Posted By Low Pass
Unless you were served, or received a certified...

Unless you were served, or received a certified letter with return receipt, you received nothing. Replying confirms they reached you. Toss the letter.
Forum: GPS 04-12-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 162,937
Posted By Low Pass
Very, very pleased with my 660. In use now about...

Very, very pleased with my 660. In use now about a year. It drives my autopilot, wired to my GDL39, and Bluetooths to my handheld Pilot app. I use Map (IFR and VFR) 95% of the time. I use the 3D...
Forum: ADS-B 04-12-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 160,227
Posted By Low Pass
Classic legal fishing, trying to make the case...

Classic legal fishing, trying to make the case after initiated.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,871
Posted By Low Pass
In the smoke oil tank. Used submersible fuel...

In the smoke oil tank. Used submersible fuel pump.
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,284
Posted By Low Pass
Why doesn't lead get to choke their chicken? ...

Why doesn't lead get to choke their chicken? Seems safer, as lead, really. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,361
Posted By Low Pass
Have you had the throttle linkage disconnected...

Have you had the throttle linkage disconnected lately? If so, you sure you got the link back in the right hole?
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By Low Pass
Same here. Seems like a recent problem. Running...

Same here. Seems like a recent problem. Running latest software and Bluetooth to Android/Samsung Note 4.

Added note - hardwired Garmin 660 connected to same GDL39 is working normally.
Forum: Safety 02-05-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,427
Posted By Low Pass
Bill, I love you brother, but I hear several...

Bill, I love you brother, but I hear several things with this thread. First, the moment you became aware of what you felt was a collision hazard with your ADS-B info, you should have broken out. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,077
Posted By Low Pass
Based on some of the things we did in my...

Based on some of the things we did in my hold-my-beer-and-watch-this RC airplane days, I've wondered about a drag (drogue?) chute on the RV... Don't need a wire for that. And besides being fun, it...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,792
Posted By Low Pass
Something else is up. I've had lunch there twice...

Something else is up. I've had lunch there twice in the last 5-6 months and each time we had to wait 30-45 minutes for a table. Maybe regulations, medical insurance requirements, new city...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,966
Posted By Low Pass
Formation Brief

Had one walk into a private residence (on airport) once during a formation briefing. Didn't identify himself to the group. I thought he was just a typical airport bum, like many others before. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By Low Pass
Samsung Note 4. Meets all your requirements. ...

Samsung Note 4. Meets all your requirements. Not sure about fltplango, but it runs Garmin Pilot flawlessly with messaging, chrome and music apps operating. Micro SD card. And there are no recalls...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,278
Posted By Low Pass
I was looking for a box to contain and vent a...

I was looking for a box to contain and vent a runaway battery, not protect against a fire in the engine compartment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,278
Posted By Low Pass
Much higher temperature resistance with stainless...

Much higher temperature resistance with stainless steel. As for a reasonably priced solution that didn't offset all the weight reduction of using the battery, I never found one 12-18 mos ago when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,531
Posted By Low Pass
You should be able to find drop in LED MR-16...

You should be able to find drop in LED MR-16 lamps that will perform very well.

Check www.superbrightleds.com, or www.1000bulbs.com

This one looks possible! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,924
Posted By Low Pass
AOPA is the only one - by a long shot - with...

AOPA is the only one - by a long shot - with effective government advocacy. As a GA pilot in the US, you need to be a member of AOPA. Without AOPA, GA in the United States would be much, much less...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,328
Posted By Low Pass
1700 hrs

Very impressive! I generally limit my oil changes to 30-40 hrs.

Seriously, those are some clean valves!! The ones with pics that link properly.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,480
Posted By Low Pass
Freedoms not exercised are freedoms lost. If the...

Freedoms not exercised are freedoms lost. If the people posting here are to control all of us, then let's just prohibit any flying below 2000' agl. And why not make it 5000' agl, so the noise is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,572
Posted By Low Pass
Yea, goes right along with all those wild Tigers...

Yea, goes right along with all those wild Tigers roaming Louisiana and Elephants in Alabama!!! Scary creatures!!! :eek:
Forum: Safety 09-20-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,000
Posted By Low Pass
Always amuses me how some go to such great...

Always amuses me how some go to such great lengths to convince the entire group to conform to their level of risk tolerance, while they themselves fly in a plane that tens of thousands of...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,100
Posted By Low Pass
Let me revise my remark. An unmanned aerial...

Let me revise my remark. An unmanned aerial vehicle of unknown type intercepted a buddy of mine in an RV. Approached him, flew along side him, then turned away. As for his credibility, at the time...
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