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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,411
Posted By dlloyd3
Anybody else doing 7-10 turns? (!) Video pretty...

Anybody else doing 7-10 turns? (!) Video pretty dramatic even without the engine stopping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,728
Posted By dlloyd3
Adel clamps are good for developing language...

Adel clamps are good for developing language skills.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By dlloyd3
Used a step drill for all switches on two panels....

Used a step drill for all switches on two panels. If you are drilling several holes in a line, a step drill in a hand drill can walk. Use drill press and clamp your panel!
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,835
Posted By dlloyd3
Side view pic you can see daylight above the...

Side view pic you can see daylight above the cooler, below the baffle. Air going around your cooler does no good. Make it go through your cooler.
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By dlloyd3
Bill, My metal blade, HC-C2TR-1BFP/F7497-2...

Bill,
My metal blade, HC-C2TR-1BFP/F7497-2 factory settings were: Low Pitch 13.6, High Pitch 35.0.
I am pretty sure the composite blades are set for less high pitch to avoid contact with the engine...
Forum: Propellers 05-28-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By dlloyd3
During your runup, when you cycle the prop do you...

During your runup, when you cycle the prop do you get an rpm drop? If so, it is likely not the governor but the high pitch stops in the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,063
Posted By dlloyd3
Maybe he can use that big spring again.

Maybe he can use that big spring again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,191
Posted By dlloyd3
For me, now flying mostly flat land it is more...

For me, now flying mostly flat land it is more hype than substance. Used to fly east of the Mississippi every week on business, always on a IFR flight plan. Flying these mountains, generally it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By dlloyd3
I bought a big window AC/heat unit from Home...

I bought a big window AC/heat unit from Home Depot for my 2 story 18x24 workshop. Upstairs was parts storage only so was closed off and never heated or cooled. Did have a gable fan to suck away some...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By dlloyd3
Wife Penny & I just got back from a visit to...

Wife Penny & I just got back from a visit to Belen. She grew up there and still has brothers in Clovis & Hobbs. One brother works for the railroad working between Amarillo and Belen. Overnite at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By dlloyd3
Mutt Muffs just did not fit our 15 pound mixed...

Mutt Muffs just did not fit our 15 pound mixed terrier. Two years later at Sun & Fun I told a woman at the Mutt Muffs display. She said send 'em back for credit, even without a receipt, even after...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,063
Posted By dlloyd3
Everything Tony said plus to ease the pain of...

Everything Tony said plus to ease the pain of long download times, have extra thumbdrives plugged in all the time and let the SA Data Manager do the updates at its leisure. Two thumbdrives can be...
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By dlloyd3
Sounds like many good choices, decent prices,...

Sounds like many good choices, decent prices, great service. Add Fullerton (FUL) to the list. Great experience for me there, near the highway. Like others, the ground traffic and navigatioon is...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-26-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,428
Posted By dlloyd3
How did I use to do that with an ADF?

How did I use to do that with an ADF?
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,439
Posted By dlloyd3
Went thru about 10 of 'em in the Bo. About 600...

Went thru about 10 of 'em in the Bo. About 600 on the average. Two failed under 100 hours. Seems like one went 1200 hours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By dlloyd3
A regulator that sticks may cause high or low...

A regulator that sticks may cause high or low pressure/vacuum. Sometimes a little gentle cleaning will free them up but the only safe way to do that is to remove it from the lines (cleaner or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By dlloyd3
Most GA airplane panels are tilted 8 degrees. ...

Most GA airplane panels are tilted 8 degrees. Point the gauges toward your head? Seems like at least the 7 & 9 are similar.
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,871
Posted By dlloyd3
Brent is correct. In the heat of the moment, an...

Brent is correct. In the heat of the moment, an engine failure, you need to be able to calculate in a few seconds: how far am I above the ground, how far am I from and airport. Close enough, go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By dlloyd3
Helped work on tanks for a 9. Think 5" was the...

Helped work on tanks for a 9. Think 5" was the hole size. Bought a hole saw set from Harbor Freight for about $15. Cheaply made but you only use it for this. First cut a piece for 1/2" plywood to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By dlloyd3
What starter? I had the solenoid on a Skytec...

What starter? I had the solenoid on a Skytec 149-12LS go bad with 175 hours. No click, nothing. I could jumper around the solenoid and run the motor. A trip to the auto parts store and $30 fixed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By dlloyd3
Landing gear mount for 7A

Landing gear mount for 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,359
Posted By dlloyd3
Exactly what Dan wrote except for a 3 year...

Exactly what Dan wrote except for a 3 year build.

EDIT: I was qualified to take the poll - got the bug in 2006, started the build in 2007, first flight in 2010.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By dlloyd3
Did not expect that. Will take a close look at...

Did not expect that. Will take a close look at what mine is doing Monday.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By dlloyd3
Other than a couple times in cold clouds, mine...

Other than a couple times in cold clouds, mine has only been on to test. I only remember seeing it cycle 1-3 amps. Don't know what condition would get it to ramp up to 10. Doesn't appear to start at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By dlloyd3
Which EFIS?

Which EFIS?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By dlloyd3
January 2010 my 7 was on the gear with the tip up...

January 2010 my 7 was on the gear with the tip up canopy complete and most of the airframe wiring run. About 250 hours to hang engine, engine controls, accessories, exhaust, fit the engine cowling,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By dlloyd3
Over 6000 flying hours, 3 of 4 bird strikes were...

Over 6000 flying hours, 3 of 4 bird strikes were landing or in the pattern. Most of that flying time was at altitude and very rarely saw birds. Now flying the RV down low, I routinely see birds...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By dlloyd3
The Van's baffle kit is for a rear mounted prop...

The Van's baffle kit is for a rear mounted prop governor. Sure, lots of people have used a front mount. Unless there is a reason to deviate from the plans, stick with them and save yourself a bunch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,404
Posted By dlloyd3
Everyone knows landing downwind in any airplane...

Everyone knows landing downwind in any airplane results in a faster than normal groundspeed, that's why we try to land upwind. Landing downwind your primary nose pointing device (rudder) will lose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By dlloyd3
A number of large bearing companies have...

A number of large bearing companies have specifically told their distributors not to sell their product for aircraft applications. I would not lie or volunteer information. I ain't sayin' more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By dlloyd3
Just don't say the word airplane while at the...

Just don't say the word airplane while at the bearing supply company.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-18-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By dlloyd3
Not only have I never heard of CiES, I am amazed...

Not only have I never heard of CiES, I am amazed at the accuracy of my resistive float/Dynon fuel level indications.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,277
Posted By dlloyd3
I have the standard Van's single resistive...

I have the standard Van's single resistive senders providing a signal to a Dynon Skyview. They appear to give a very accurate reading from 14+ gallons down to 0. As the gauge changes from 11 to 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By dlloyd3
Assuming 2610rpm is in flight, on installation...

Assuming 2610rpm is in flight, on installation your prop control knob should stop about a 1/4 inch from the nut fixing the cable to the instrument panel insuring the governor control lever is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,708
Posted By dlloyd3
I have had a couple VDO pressure sensors go bad,...

I have had a couple VDO pressure sensors go bad, giving erratic and high indications on my Dynon. Last replacement got an upgrade to a Kavlico sensor, no problems since.
What display and sensor do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By dlloyd3
Yes, mine is wired like that. Check the voltage...

Yes, mine is wired like that. Check the voltage drop at the switch. What switch are you using, is it rated for 30A?
I did have a Skytech solenoid stick when the engine was hot. Replaced it at 150...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,610
Posted By dlloyd3
Not always an install problem. At the flight...

Not always an install problem. At the flight school at 8A6 we had two Slick impulse mags fail at about 150 hours with similar symptoms. Both replaced under factory warranty.
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By dlloyd3
Six months ago we moved from Charlotte 20 miles...

Six months ago we moved from Charlotte 20 miles east to Stanly County. I changed the FAA registration to reflect our new address. Couple months later got a note from Stanly County Tax Collector...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,986
Posted By dlloyd3
The sealants (except RTV) above will work but...

The sealants (except RTV) above will work but most people I have seen use too much and not in the correct way. Read the instructions. A little goes a long way.
Same with Teflon tape. Only reason...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-09-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By dlloyd3
Could also be your primary suspect. Gasket...

Could also be your primary suspect. Gasket between the case and mag is easily broken.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By dlloyd3
If you use the Home Depot links, be sure to...

If you use the Home Depot links, be sure to Loctite the threads to prevent them from vibrating open.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,315
Posted By dlloyd3
Y'all thinking too hard up there. Weigh it, log...

Y'all thinking too hard up there. Weigh it, log it and go fly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,428
Posted By dlloyd3
Mine weights about 70 level. Don't know exactly...

Mine weights about 70 level. Don't know exactly in the 3 point position but do know it is quite a bit more. Why do you think you have a problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,585
Posted By dlloyd3
The illustration used was a crankcase for an...

The illustration used was a crankcase for an IO360 dropping in price from $17k to $5k. Yep, that is slashing the price. $17k for a crankcase. Must have cut out the gold plating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,700
Posted By dlloyd3
Another possibility

I thought mine was wired per Vans diagram, I cranked and cranked. About when I gave up and let go of the key the engine fired. Turned out I had the left and right p-leads reversed grounding the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,098
Posted By dlloyd3
Many years back, I bought set of books from...

Many years back, I bought set of books from Jeppesen, a Gleim study guide and a book of FARs. Lot of study and reading. I got the required 20 hours of instrument instruction, the remainder of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,320
Posted By dlloyd3
I have prescription polarized sunglasses with...

I have prescription polarized sunglasses with varilux for closeup normally used for everything but flying. Can't see the displays, they are too dark with those glasses. Keep a pair of non-polarized...
Forum: Tools 02-15-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By dlloyd3
Just be certain your foot and both hands are in...

Just be certain your foot and both hands are in constant communication.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,257
Posted By dlloyd3
Van's does have something to say about flutter...

Van's does have something to say about flutter testing, it is in Section 15 of the builder's manual.
Flutter testing of factory prototypes has resulted in ... determined through flutter testing at a...
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,165
Posted By dlloyd3
You're only kidding yourself if you don't expect...

You're only kidding yourself if you don't expect failures in a certified aircraft. I have always said that it is not a matter of if but when.
Several exhaust failures, several regulator failures,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,197
Posted By dlloyd3
15 Degrees lower than I'd see on a hot day. ...

15 Degrees lower than I'd see on a hot day. What'd the look like before the sender was changed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,305
Posted By dlloyd3
rotate them as far as possible against the studs,...

rotate them as far as possible against the studs, and they will self center the bolt hole radius
A real mechanic makes it so easy!
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,840
Posted By dlloyd3
Several years back during a condition inspection,...

Several years back during a condition inspection, for some forgotten reason I wanted to turn the engine over. It had sat for a week or so, purge valve pulled out, I may have even had the fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,222
Posted By dlloyd3
Doesn't work that way. You'll jerk and elongate...

Doesn't work that way. You'll jerk and elongate the hole. Then you'll need to drill a size larger and use an oops band-aid.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Sticky: SCAMMED!
Views: 43,477
Posted By dlloyd3
mail fraud

Since 1872. If the US Postal Service, any commercial or private carrier is used to deceive.... Was the check mailed? Was the engine shipped? Either would qualify. I would imagine $21k would clear...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-22-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,267
Posted By dlloyd3
Penny and I, our 30th wedding anniversary...

Penny and I, our 30th wedding anniversary included a trip to Canyon De Chelly. Part of the canyon is park land, part indian reservation. During our hike we struck up a conversation with A.C Henry,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,912
Posted By dlloyd3
400 hours, did not reverse the original kit...

400 hours, did not reverse the original kit supplied tires. Will go another year or two...or three. Short taxi on grass although the runway is paved. Taxi length on pavement is probably a bigger...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,648
Posted By dlloyd3
Curious, what do the instructions from Van's say...

Curious, what do the instructions from Van's say to do?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,036
Posted By dlloyd3
As others said, full performance requires more...

As others said, full performance requires more power. Van's uses 75% at 8000' density altitude. That will take 2700 rpm and ROP mixture. Anything less gets less speed. You will also want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By dlloyd3
Two things to keep in mind. You will spend a...

Two things to keep in mind. You will spend a significant part of your life building an airplane; document it. You will spend days somewhere in the future wondering how you did something you can no...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-26-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,739
Posted By dlloyd3
Sky-Tec or Surefly? Surefly Aero has a 4 and 6...

Sky-Tec or Surefly? Surefly Aero has a 4 and 6 cylinder mag replacement but is not self powered.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,151
Posted By dlloyd3
Trade-in program?

Trade-in program?
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