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Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,618
Posted By EXflyer
Bent Spar

Some years back was working as a mechanic for a flying service. Being low man on the pole had to check and preflight rental AC each morning. We had an all Cessna fleet of 150 and 172s. One thing I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,872
Posted By EXflyer
Wiring

Think I would worry more about the wiring laying across the motor mount and it appears one wiring clamp has some not protected by the clamps plastic cover too. Just something I noticed from the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By EXflyer
Boiling Fuel

Would it be possible to put the stuff we use on car AC on the line to insulate it? Not saying go flying with it but its made for high temp use under car hoods for ac line insulation. One can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By EXflyer
Crack

Nothing new or a manufacture defect just an old rotted tire not seen too often. Also what they are now made of make that happing much less than years back on auto tire.
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,003
Posted By EXflyer
Wont happen you will have oil the air will go...

Wont happen you will have oil the air will go away over time and be replaced with...……..OIL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By EXflyer
Rivet Style

Never worried much about high pressure more about low. Never tap a rivet set it with as few a blows as possible. One fellow a few months back was doing that and wondered why some heads were falling...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,076
Posted By EXflyer
Teflon

There is never a reason to even use a tiny bit of Teflon tape anywhere on fuel items. there are other ways to seal a seeping fitting. It only takes a tiny bit to down an airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,359
Posted By EXflyer
Had forgotten about him quite a fellow loved...

Had forgotten about him quite a fellow loved reading his exploits.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,275
Posted By EXflyer
Why would the valves not seat? Have never seen...

Why would the valves not seat? Have never seen that on any auto engines that I have worked on.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By EXflyer
Brakes

If one gets them too hot it will cause the resin to come out of the material and by doing so will ruin the pads. That causes two things poor braking and squeeling brakes. Same for cars had that...
Forum: Propellers 05-30-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,227
Posted By EXflyer
Those are not holes they are in the other part...

Those are not holes they are in the other part not shown in that picture but does show what was going on. Look at the streaks show in that photo and the center hole clearly oil stains.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,993
Posted By EXflyer
Didn't say it could but by running bolt in by...

Didn't say it could but by running bolt in by hand will tell how far threads go. Then check with a tap will confirm it as to take out a small piece of material can be done with little force. That...
Forum: RV-12 05-28-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,993
Posted By EXflyer
Bolt Lenght

Its very easy to bottom a bolt out, but to over tighten it and have it break is another thing. There are torque limits for a reason, just because its not all the way down, item its supposed to hold...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By EXflyer
Throttle

Thought way back when the RV6 came out there was some chatter about that. It would have been, well way back, before the internet. Yes there was a time that was true. Don't know but think there was a...
Forum: RV-4 05-22-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By EXflyer
Exhaust

Ok so why not do the first thing which is contact the guy who made it. Could be he never has been contacted about that problem always do that before getting wound up and going to another supplier....
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By EXflyer
Transporting

Nice thing about tow companies with a flat bed tow truck is they have insurance to cover you. Also know how to fasten it down. Have seen pictures on here of some trailers with aircraft on them that I...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By EXflyer
But If

Ok so the passenger has hand over the edge, it closes on it..........then what? When pulled down by hand much safer to do as unless one yanks it down nothing will happen but most linear actuators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By EXflyer
Sounds more like you are the old machinist with...

Sounds more like you are the old machinist with that statement as many don't understand a reamer and how it works. Still remember doing my RV3 tapered spar bolts or pins what fun. One time its way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By EXflyer
holes drilled with a bit

Look at a hole drilled with a bit close its not round it is somewhat three sided that's why one should buy reamers of say 1/4/3/8 and half they are not that expensive to have around. Would think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By EXflyer
If you have any pressure in the fuel tank bet is...

If you have any pressure in the fuel tank bet is something is blocking it not fully but almost causing the slight pressure. If a vent line is open fully and the line is full of fuel it takes very...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,172
Posted By EXflyer
Bracket

I see a great item taking care of a problem nothing over engineered here just done to fix a problem like Rotax should have done years back. The metal remaining is more than enough to take care of the...
Forum: RV-3 04-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By EXflyer
Pre Buy

And that's the very short version, a little more, emp was installed, left it on and at home put the gear legs on sat it outside. One day was gazing at it sitting in the back yard no wings on it. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By EXflyer
Rings

Never have seen them line up by themselves only when someone doesn't do there job. Also if the did you would be blowing oil out of the vent and or using bunches in that one cylinder along with plugs...
Forum: RV-3 04-25-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By EXflyer
Pre Buy Inspection

Just posted on the RV12 site my problems with an RV3 I bought on the word of a person who was a qualified nuke inspector among other talents and an aircraft owner. It only cost me 3K and a two day...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By EXflyer
Hinge

Also note that there was quite a bit of tell tale showing in the form of black gook. The actuator attach point puts quite a bit of strain on the hinge at one point. Don't think there was a problem...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,271
Posted By EXflyer
Take someone who knows aircraft very well to...

Take someone who knows aircraft very well to inspect it. I bought sight unseen an RV3 that was almost ready to fly. A friend, I guess, an aircraft owner and should have known easily what was good or...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,140
Posted By EXflyer
Nut

It seems the unknown here is who either missed it or took it off. And if you are unable to verify which I would go over it myself and also have a very qualified person do another inspection before...
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By EXflyer
Over torque would not cause this damage as there...

Over torque would not cause this damage as there should be nothing crushing when doing so. A bolt could fail due to that this was cased by one of two things, rod end bearing frozen causing it not to...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,645
Posted By EXflyer
Master Relay

I was an aircraft mechanic for several years before going into auto/truck repair. That short cable to ever what one uses as a disconnect can cause problems. The shorter the better would be my rule...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By EXflyer
House build

If you are building inside your house might want to keep it off of the net along with letting anyone know about it. A friend years back somehow caught the eye of a local newspaper who published the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By EXflyer
Highway in pix

Oh way back on my motorcycle saw that highway that never turned as far as one could see, temp 100 plus.
Nice find like the area topo that one cannot see from the ground.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,636
Posted By EXflyer
Going to A&E school way back we had to torque the...

Going to A&E school way back we had to torque the main rod connecting bolt on a radial engine, 2800?, it required you use a mic to check it with in other words length. Side note, many truck drivers...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-20-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By EXflyer
Fans

And with all of the thinking going into this I see nothing about what kind of electric motors are being used on the fans. They should be explosion proof motors or all of the other bs could be just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,594
Posted By EXflyer
Drilling things

I doubt if you know better than those who designed the carb to randomly drill out things. They did that for a reason. Also on your engine way back when no one ran much more than oil temp, oil...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,661
Posted By EXflyer
Head set

Years back was flying several different light planes, Cessna, Grumman and such. Bought two sets of Telex head sets the good ones, they worked great didn't worry about noise or the problems with David...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 548,736
Posted By EXflyer
Checker Boards

Oh how I remember doing those on a Cessna 170B jump plane, a set on each wing about four foot across wrapped around it, vertical completed. Took 16 hours to do and then paint. Enough to drive one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,739
Posted By EXflyer
Slide

Might just take a piece of nylon sheet on the bottom inside of it as that's where most of the force is against the vertical piece.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,739
Posted By EXflyer
Nice work

Well this is a fun thread to watch nice work as usual with a little fun while doing it. Thought this would happen, who can come up with something new or different wood..........or?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By EXflyer
Why not swap injectors as its showing too rich...

Why not swap injectors as its showing too rich checking valve lift takes more time to do. Also it would not change anything over time while flying as its a constant not a variable.

Just a thought.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-13-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 219,492
Posted By EXflyer
Bend Raidus

Just looking at the bend radius looks a little tight, don't have my old books but thought it was 3 times the thickness of the metal. Also edge of the metal looks rough which can cause a crack at the...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By EXflyer
Have seen this problem quite often on here with...

Have seen this problem quite often on here with Photobucket, tried on my end to figure it out. Best I found was pay some money for the photos.
Not much of a puter whiz just poke and hope grew up in...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,698
Posted By EXflyer
Also leave the cowl off, place white paper towels...

Also leave the cowl off, place white paper towels under the AC will help locate where its coming from same for oil leaks. Leaving the cowl on can cause problems as coolant will run off of it in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,360
Posted By EXflyer
Ok show offs, now a question, why build a metal...

Ok show offs, now a question, why build a metal one it just looks, well like nothing and works no better than the wood ones.

I want to see the next step those of you who built them take in...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,125
Posted By EXflyer
I have never really thought about it but do see...

I have never really thought about it but do see your point about sealing things. Doesn't the radon level have to be done when reselling a home? Not in the loop on that but another thing is my new...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By EXflyer
Smile Ok all thanks very much for your input had to ask...

Ok all thanks very much for your input had to ask as used to also paint light AC for a living at one time. Used lots of paint stripper and plastic scrapers was so much fun it burns any exposed skin...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By EXflyer
Wrapping an aircraft

Have a question that I posted but got no replies about on the RV7 forum.
Have been around, worked on and inspected aircraft years back that were both painted and unpainted how can you inspect them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By EXflyer
Vinyl Wrap

Ok here goes, was and aircraft mechanic way back also started an RV3 build have been around AC for years.
Have a question about this being done on aircraft, how do you inspect them for cracks,...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By EXflyer
I cannot think of where mine came from, too many...

I cannot think of where mine came from, too many years back, but they were heat treated and noted as so. Think they were aftermarket back then there were several selling different parts for the 3...
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By EXflyer
Been a few years but when I did mine they were...

Been a few years but when I did mine they were just the taper bolts called out no part number used back then. I still have the reamer use for them it was quite a challenge as when the hole is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,835
Posted By EXflyer
Years back in a tail dragger forced the tail up a...

Years back in a tail dragger forced the tail up a little too soon, crosswind, not much took over and almost found a row of trees after lifting off a little too soon resulted..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,854
Posted By EXflyer
Looking at the oil track would say its from...

Looking at the oil track would say its from behind the lifting ring. Always hated tracing an oil leak after someone cleaned the engine off. Always likened it to tracking an animal after a rain storm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,273
Posted By EXflyer
The bolt should never have been replated as then...

The bolt should never have been replated as then they are not spec bolts that were in the engine. If one was worried about the plating new bolts are not that expensive in the long run if one fails...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By EXflyer
Should be the cotter pin is called for along with...

Should be the cotter pin is called for along with the proper nut. The comment was about the existing nut by the way. Didn't mean to get anyones dander up. Boyd ps roll my eyes ho hum
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By EXflyer
Looks more like it was never tightened or had...

Looks more like it was never tightened or had been and did not lock due to too much use as per regs on nylon lock nuts. The gap is wrong due to one or those two items.
Also due to the way its...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By EXflyer
As its shown unless otherwise specified as my...

As its shown unless otherwise specified as my grey matter says if the object the nut and head of bolt does not rotate you don't have to put a castle nut with cotter key on. If the item that is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 41,597
Posted By EXflyer
Is the valve bent or stuck in the guide? If stuck...

Is the valve bent or stuck in the guide? If stuck then the problem is guide to valve clearance. Unless the lifter stuck in the case do not see how it would affect anything. Its there to maintain...
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,233
Posted By EXflyer
The going black part makes the steam gauges...

The going black part makes the steam gauges valuable as they do not rely on batteries or an alternator. Been flying on and off since 1963 on steam gauges, many times with the basic, needle ball and...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,105
Posted By EXflyer
This problem is no different than putting...

This problem is no different than putting different gear boxes in Cessna AC like the 182 180 and such due to there use not intended in the original AC.
They were added by those who needed them for...
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By EXflyer
Would not use any abrasive on pins or bore, quite...

Would not use any abrasive on pins or bore, quite often they are coated and any removal of it will cause corrosion. I would clean them only all gunk should come off easily. and the bore do the same....
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,081
Posted By EXflyer
Wonder why it was only one piston as there...

Wonder why it was only one piston as there usually is damage to the others also but to a lesser degree as the hottest cylinder would have the most damage.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,081
Posted By EXflyer
Usually its the type of seals used and gas will...

Usually its the type of seals used and gas will cause them to swell and fail.
Used to work on diesel and gas engines have found out along with hydraulic seals the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,328
Posted By EXflyer
Mag drop being the same for both would not show a...

Mag drop being the same for both would not show a bad plug only if it was different. I would say that your ignition is ok and also don't think that the carb butterfly wont cause any problems either...
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