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Forum: Propellers Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By BillL
Thanks Bob, I will give that a try on first...

Thanks Bob, I will give that a try on first flight and see what rpm that is.

I might just drop a note to Les Doud, for a neutral thrust RPM vs airspeed graph.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By BillL
Tom, nice work, could you repost your original...

Tom, nice work, could you repost your original picture of the installation? It would help greatly in the understanding of what happened here.

Thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By BillL
Thanks, Bill, I did a lot of research before...

Thanks, Bill, I did a lot of research before settling on this one. The far left vertical and tie over the the top crew on the head is added too, ha - I extended the AA for wires too! In order to sort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By BillL
All those big words. Makes my voice feel so...

All those big words. Makes my voice feel so small. :eek:

Lesson - don't buy generic pins
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 41,011
Posted By BillL
RV7 Tip Up No Paint SJ Cowl IO360 M1B CS...

RV7
Tip Up
No Paint
SJ Cowl
IO360 M1B
CS Composite Hartzell
1/2 Raven
Oil Accumulator
OA Seats, Abby Leather w/heat
Classic aero - carpets side panels
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By BillL
Too simple, maybe, I am guilty on occasion, we...

Too simple, maybe, I am guilty on occasion, we are going to see. It is a full length bolt, BTW. I mounted to the center of the cooler as it is closer to the mass center and less likely twist the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By BillL
I can not see your picture, is this how you...

I can not see your picture, is this how you attached your brace? Not flying yet, but the reservations of the design are the stiffness. It is a solid steel rod with hammered flats on the ends for...
Forum: Propellers 01-18-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By BillL
Hartzell Composite Neutral Thrust RPM?

Does anyone know what the neutral thrust RPM is for the Hartzell composite blades? I was just (over) thinking about rpm and thrust at, say, 70 mph. If the prop governor is set to full speed, and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By BillL
Test your parts, even if they fit.

While the push-on fittings may fit on, be sure the retention feature works. Many push on have plastic retainers, the best will have a stainless tooth inside the plastic. I've had some "brands" not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By BillL
Good comments -

Small orders are the killers. Some outfits have shipping at around $8 for little stuff. Spruce will ship 1st class mail. $2.61 for a small envelope, hard to beat. I am hoping to keep the shipping ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By BillL
You might try just reaching in the wing root gap...

You might try just reaching in the wing root gap and tapping the sender with a screwdriver handle. That worked pretty well for me to overcome stiction on one sender during calibration. Otherwise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By BillL
Those poor people . . . oh the humanity

NOT. Just looked on Zillow at a nice backwater 920 ft2 house for $3.8M. And get this - -property taxes are $3000/yr. About 3% of my tax rate in Illinois.

That is so horrible, probably have terrible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By BillL
Yep - and hiring the lowest wage individuals -...

Yep - and hiring the lowest wage individuals - wait :rolleyes: I don't get paid at all . . :eek:
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-12-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By BillL
Kyle, Mike, thanks, but I was looking for a non...

Kyle, Mike, thanks, but I was looking for a non threaded, direct acting tool.

This Cleaveland tool is just what I was looking for.

Thanks to all!!

edit: Thanks Larry, that one functions as...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-12-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By BillL
Valve stem adapter - any help??

I have looked but . . . .

OK, so the valve stem is very near the rim, and parallel to the axle. 5.00x5 wheel on the RV7. While is it probably best to remove the wheel pants, I want a way to access...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-12-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By BillL
+1 I have/use a USATCO 04-501 cutter...

+1

I have/use a USATCO 04-501 cutter (https://www.usatco.com/item/HEAVY+DUTY+RIVET+CUT/Rivet-Cutters/), but many times do the above or on the belt sander to square the end. Maybe not needed,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By BillL
Since you have all under control now, you can...

Since you have all under control now, you can always put the hoses back on to show the silicon goes back up. It's bad when silicone gaskets, hoses, sealants etc push up the numbers, as it is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By BillL
+1

This is where I am - no wheel pants, but gear fairings installed. Our local gang had a discussion and with brakes at the center, the need to bed them in- it is pants off for first flight, but will be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By BillL
I mounted an Anderson SB50...

I mounted an Anderson SB50 (http://www.andersonpower.com/_global-assets/downloads/pdf/ds-sb50.pdf) to my engine mount and is accessible from the oil door. It is good to 120 amps, and not too bulky. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Interested to hear how they work. The older tech...

Interested to hear how they work. The older tech only activated when the wheels were in motion, so a leak-in-flight- was not detectable.

Please post a pirep when tested.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,382
Posted By BillL
So just how high do you think the bearing...

So just how high do you think the bearing temperatures are? The highest known temps are around the piston and heads, particularly under the piston crown, over the top of the heads around exhaust...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,404
Posted By BillL
Another pass -

The OP took one approach, lets look at another.

Per Alex above:

Thermal expansion of steel = 7x10E-6, plexiglass is 40 X 10E-6, all per deg R

Lets say the steel is not deflected by the stress of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By BillL
Use the wayback machine and check out...

Use the wayback machine and check out tail-mate.com

They started out at $179 and stopped production at $350 plus shipping.

From those who have a tail-mate, dimensions of the tall pieces and wall...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By BillL
Pictures are available, but any chance you could...

Pictures are available, but any chance you could give some dimensions for the lengths? The tubing looks to be 1", but do you know the wall thickness - .063" or .090? And since the questions are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By BillL
The good news . .

This test is about leaks, neither a spinning test, or static leak down would identify a spalling lifter or worn cam in the initial phase of wear. Nothing you could have done short of pulling a jug...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By BillL
Having had the job of providing heat rejection...

Having had the job of providing heat rejection for spec sheets in the past, I can say it is difficult to accurately measure the various sinks. Exhaust is pretty directly calculated from mass flow and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By BillL
And smaller than a thousand words :D

And smaller than a thousand words :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By BillL
The wording is misleading - in context of the...

The wording is misleading - in context of the article, i believe what was intended is that energy in the fuel is converted to work and that is dissipated through the prop. Sure every nut and bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By BillL
Nice tug, even the engine shroud glistens!! So,...

Nice tug, even the engine shroud glistens!!

So, Sam, what are you using for picking up the tail to flight attitude? Any needs/solution for that? I have been looking at the boat winch jack types....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By BillL
The tail down attitude of the 7 yields better...

The tail down attitude of the 7 yields better (less fuel remaining) performance, as does the 10. It is more that there are no suction leaks with the additional head from the tank to the fuel pump...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,382
Posted By BillL
The cast cams, with chilled iron followers...

The cast cams, with chilled iron followers are/were the most vulnerable. In support of your experience: Look at the Mobil 1 oil table I referenced. It shows zinc and phosphorus content in the oils...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By BillL
Welding shops (sites) have welding tip drill sets...

Welding shops (sites) have welding tip drill sets and a holder (chuck). I take the holder with its chuck and put that into my lathe or drill press chuck to hold the tiny drill bits. A chuck within a...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By BillL
Heat flux too high and cooks the oil in contact...

Heat flux too high and cooks the oil in contact with the element. Oil is a very poor heat transfer medium.

Kats (http://www.fivestarmanufacturing.com/kat_s) have a lot of different sizes. Looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By BillL
Low cost orfice - pick your size....

Low cost orfice - pick your size.

http://blp.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_114&products_id=1495
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,282
Posted By BillL
Hit this...

Hit this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,382
Posted By BillL
XD3 is apparently the Mobil 1 series of oils. I...

XD3 is apparently the Mobil 1 series of oils. I attached a table of the viscosities and some additive concentrations of Mobil1 above. It does have ZDP but still may or may not be satisfactory for the...
Forum: Tools 01-05-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By BillL
The AFM8 has an adjustable crimp so it will make...

The AFM8 has an adjustable crimp so it will make more consistent crimps by all users. The AFM8 has rounded edges on the 4 crimp jaws and the $40 tool does not. I have both and after trying 5 of each...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,382
Posted By BillL
Here...

Here (https://mobiloil.com/~/media/amer/us/pvl/files/pdfs/mobil-1-oil-product-specs-guide.pdf) is a reference on the oil viscosity availability, and some additives.

You might add cam wear...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By BillL
In my RV7 . . .

My sticks are vertical as well. When using the fixture tool for the ailerons and setting the length of the bell crank-to-stick pushrods, a little adjustment (shortening) rendered the sticks vertical....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By BillL
There are more, at least on my QB - there were 4...

There are more, at least on my QB - there were 4 more but needed AN3 bolts. I could never found them on any drawing. One of the empty holes I had is filled by a rivet on yours! - -Vans told me "no...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By BillL
If you follow DanH's suggestions for repair, the...

If you follow DanH's suggestions for repair, the number of layers will be what is needed to execute the repair. You can use .011" per layer for #7520 to estimate the number to restore the original...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillL
Yes, but limited to the wear materials that is in...

Yes, but limited to the wear materials that is in his field of experience. On the remainder, DanH nailed it for me.

Regarding wear materials - - SwRI did some very interesting real time wear studies...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillL
FYI -

The oil guy at my company told me many years ago that the VI (viscosity improvers) would precipitate out of the oil if it got contaminated with gasoline and then get filtered out by the oil filter. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,725
Posted By BillL
Excellent Summary!!

Excellent summary (nicely done Sam!!) of all the details for warming the cabin. Note: Abby uses a strip of velcro on the split seam to allow installation without removal of the pushrod tube. It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By BillL
Just like Carl said - works well. I made a...

Just like Carl said - works well. I made a practice piece, there was plenty of material. Like Carl, I made mine a tad small for a slight stretch fit. I clamped the first end, applied glue the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By BillL
Beware of the co-pilot stick too . . .

Not much clearance there. I "chose poorly" as the old knight said - - and I spaced my throttle, prop and mixture wider than stock (more like a 182) and my co pilot stick hit the mixture. The throttle...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-01-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,403
Posted By BillL
Saddened to hear . . .

Very sad to hear this news. My son visited NZ last year and Dean was so kind to meet with him and give him an RV7 ride around the tip of the north island. He was a gracious international ambassador...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By BillL
Sorry, did not get it??

Sorry, did not get it??
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By BillL
OP-21 is the standard drawing for the fuel pump....

OP-21 is the standard drawing for the fuel pump. It is the older one, though. I assume Vans has a new OP DWG for the latest pump. Suggest you order the digital drawing set from Vans and ask about the...
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By BillL
So you have 2 phase electrical power? How does...

So you have 2 phase electrical power? How does that work?
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By BillL
Ahhhh . . . molds

Yeah what is what I was thinking.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By BillL
I found some old charts that showed a 1/2" radius...

I found some old charts that showed a 1/2" radius was enough for that velocity. It was surprisingly small, but some radius is definitely needed. Sorry can not remember the reference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By BillL
+1 - the voice of experience. I am the skinny...

+1 - the voice of experience. I am the skinny (and forgetful) guy.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,274
Posted By BillL
This is may be a bad idea - but check the exact...

This is may be a bad idea - but check the exact specs on each contractor first. The master may not be rated high enough for a high current break and could damage the contacts. (+1 for rvcharlie...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,405
Posted By BillL
Add crankcase pressure?

Steve, manufacturing guys have a saying -" loose, leaks, 'lectrical" are the the greatest issues of production quality.

So - on that . . . while touring a Japanese diesel (truck) engine production...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By BillL
I used knife splice connectors...

I used knife splice connectors (http://www.steinair.com/product/blue-knife-splice/) and covered with heat shrink. Solid physically and can carry good amperage. Not heavy either. Had a loop of wire...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,838
Posted By BillL
Tim, as an alternative, you can take the pleats...

Tim, as an alternative, you can take the pleats and sit on a bed of 1/2" of paper towels then spritz mineral spirits over the top and it will pull all the oil out of the filter paper and not disturb...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,838
Posted By BillL
Or he has new silicone VC gaskets.

Or he has new silicone VC gaskets.
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,042
Posted By BillL
Maybe not a drag thing, turbocharged (after...

Maybe not a drag thing, turbocharged (after cooled) diesels will increase combustion cycle temps with altitude and the turbo compressor pressure ratio increases too. The temps will tend to increase...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By BillL
Gil means grade 5, not six ref...

Gil means grade 5, not six ref (http://www.americanfastener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/American-Fastener-Tables.pdf)

And yes SAE j429 bolt spec was published before '76.

BTW - did you get any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By BillL
Maybe flex-boa might be accurate - if you use a...

Maybe flex-boa might be accurate - if you use a hose reel, be sure it is rolled up when pressurized as it will crush cheap reels otherwise.

Super flexible hose is so much easier to work with!! Well...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By BillL
If you find one you like, save it and archive the...

If you find one you like, save it and archive the photos, asap. I was in the middle of doing that for one as it disappeared. Downloading one moment, then . . . gone. Nothing is forever.
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