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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
Please send what you have. I will be running...

Please send what you have. I will be running Ross' curve at first, but the point of this ignition is to tweak :)

Do you by any chance have a procedure to test the installation? Once I get the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
Any suggestions on a flight test card for...

Any suggestions on a flight test card for verifying proper operations in flight? Any procedures on tweaking performance variables? Typically I fly 2-4500', and sometimes a bit higher on longer...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-16-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I did a test start on the engine today. Ran...

I did a test start on the engine today. Ran smoothly at 760 rpm on the EI. I didn't have a helper, and the mag was not running well after being overhauled, so I did not do the timing. My question...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By maus92
I just configured my RPM2 port as EI 2 pulses...

I just configured my RPM2 port as EI 2 pulses for my SDS CPI ignition. RPM1 remains configured for the Hall sensor on the right mag. When I checked the display, the RPM gauge appears the same as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-16-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I need to verify the config for my G3X RPM2 input...

I need to verify the config for my G3X RPM2 input that utilizes the green tach wire from the control box. How many pulses per rev does it output? I think it's two, but I need to verify.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-12-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
That is similar to what I set up with piano wire...

That is similar to what I set up with piano wire from a seat hinge. Now building a stable platform to stand on while aiming the timing light, trying to avoid being macerated by the prop.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-08-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
OK, first of all, thank you and Ross for taking...

OK, first of all, thank you and Ross for taking the time to help clarify the timing procedure. However, I'm still confused, so let me make some statements and you can verify if they are true or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-08-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
OK, glad you wrote this because I *think* I my...

OK, glad you wrote this because I *think* I my mark the flywheel / ring gear is now incorrect for the 0˚ settings. After changing the values to 0˚ for RPMs up to 1200 in the control box, I did not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-07-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I have a Lycoming O-360 A1A, retaining the right...

I have a Lycoming O-360 A1A, retaining the right non-impulse mag.

I had a discussion this afternoon with another builder who has installed the system. He advised to adjust the degree values between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,186
Posted By maus92
Here is a photo of the actual part sleeve. There...

Here is a photo of the actual part sleeve. There is no indication of an "A" or "B," or any letter in the part number. I'll try to get a photo of the installed belt that shows the "riding high" fit...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-06-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
Sealing the aluminum mag hole cover: Permatex...

Sealing the aluminum mag hole cover: Permatex Red RTV OK? - or a mag gasket?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-06-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
OK, getting very close to first run / timing. I...

OK, getting very close to first run / timing. I am running a split system, retaining the non-impulse right mag, and using the SDS CPI as the left ignition source. The CPI fires all top plugs.

1. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,186
Posted By maus92
Lycoming O-360, Plane Power 60A alternator. The...

Lycoming O-360, Plane Power 60A alternator. The NAPA 7350 belt is the proper length at 904mm / 35 5/8", but the 10mm / 13/32" width seems to be too wide because it is riding a little high in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,186
Posted By maus92
Resurrecting.... I'm looking for a part number...

Resurrecting.... I'm looking for a part number on a Gates belt. My old belt is just a smidge too long, and a NAPA belt I purchased to replace it is riding high in the flywheel and alternator...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By maus92
Talked to Usher today, and it is indeed their...

Talked to Usher today, and it is indeed their gascolator - and it is the 10 fluted design that was recalled. So they are sending me a new spun bowl. It's going to be a designer / one-of-a-kind...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By maus92
Thank you - it does have the fluted bottom, and...

Thank you - it does have the fluted bottom, and it is red. I'll have to count the flutes to see if it needs to be replaced (if the company is still in business.) I didn't build this aircraft, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By maus92
Thanks everyone, another project!

Thanks everyone, another project!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By maus92
Broken exhaust hanger

Discovered during condition inspection. Has any ever had one of these break before? Any tips on ordering a new one? I believe this is a Vetterman system, but I don't see parts on their website...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By maus92
Help me identify this gascolator

I only have a few photos with me atm - and they are not optimal - but can anyone help me ID this gascolator? I need to buy screens and o-rings that will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I am at the point of installing the spark plugs. ...

I am at the point of installing the spark plugs. What is the best way to install the adapters? With the plugs in, or install the adapters first?

I've test fitted the adapters, and they start...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-05-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
Anybody running their RPM line through a G3X...

Anybody running their RPM line through a G3X system (GEA24)? I have the pickup on the right mag wired to RPM 1, and the RPM output from the SDS CPI box wired to RPM 2. What config settings do you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By maus92
Could be a loose connection, a failing wire, or a...

Could be a loose connection, a failing wire, or a failing sensor. I removed my right mag for its 500hr check, and discovered that the RPM Hall sensor was loose / not tight. I sometimes experienced...
Forum: Interiors 12-02-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By maus92
Do you keep your airplane in a hanger? Do you...

Do you keep your airplane in a hanger? Do you have a canopy cover? Go with the black leather!
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By maus92
I had to replace 3 prop bolts recently. I tried...

I had to replace 3 prop bolts recently. I tried to buy them from Saber (because they were significantly cheaper,) but they were having difficulty getting the proper length from their supplier. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By maus92
I own a Zulu 3, but I actually prefer my Clarity...

I own a Zulu 3, but I actually prefer my Clarity Aloft when flying in my RV-8A. The Zulu 3 noise cancelling circuitry suppresses / distorts engine sounds non-linearly / irregularly, which grabs my...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By maus92
Stein and Christer are great. I bought all my...

Stein and Christer are great. I bought all my avionics and most of my wiring supplies from them.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-26-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
The SDS CPI has a weatherpack-type 4 pin...

The SDS CPI has a weatherpack-type 4 pin connector that joins the coil to a wiring harness to the cockpit controller and power. I want to hard mount the harness side to the rear baffle - is there a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By maus92
My PP and G3X are set up the way the OP...

My PP and G3X are set up the way the OP describes, and works properly.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I have individual locking toggles. Right now,...

I have individual locking toggles. Right now, the only countermeasures I have are: checklist procedures; panel labeling; and pilot knowledge (which is the weak link.) I know that there is a design...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-22-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
So I'm installing my SDS. Found a temporary...

So I'm installing my SDS. Found a temporary place for the control box on the lower right sub panel, test fitted the crank sensor bracket, drilled the baffle for the sensor cable, fabbed a shield to...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By maus92
In my RV-8A, it's installed in the left wing tip....

In my RV-8A, it's installed in the left wing tip. It passed the test routine provided by a separate software program that Garmin publishes. Generally, it needs to be away from devices and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,821
Posted By maus92
I'm do that right now; the prop's off, and just...

I'm do that right now; the prop's off, and just got the SDS today!
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By maus92
Went up to Sensenich today with the prop and...

Went up to Sensenich today with the prop and bolts. We determined that the spinner backing plate had either slipped (unlikely because the spacer is tightly pressed to the prop) or had been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By maus92
Yea, found out from the Mothership that I have a...

Yea, found out from the Mothership that I have a modified airbox / carb heat installation, so I'm on my own re: the method to repair. Either that or I go back to stock.

Also, Vans airbox...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,817
Posted By maus92
That comes from Thrustmaster FLCS system / PC...

That comes from Thrustmaster FLCS system / PC gaming throttle controller . It looks like the stick grip is also part of the Thrustmaster system. I had one when I was a kid.

On the HUD front. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By maus92
I'm in the beginning stage of my CI / MLU. I...

I'm in the beginning stage of my CI / MLU. I watched Vic Syracuse's PP presentation on EAA last week, and he pointed out an issue with air box installations, namely the use of RTV to seal the air...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By maus92
The OB had installed what I think was the stock...

The OB had installed what I think was the stock bent tubing pitot adjacent an inspection plate. When I installed a Garmin AOA pitot tube with mast, I put the G3X temperature probe in the old pitot...
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 191,486
Posted By maus92
Sounds like uAvionics documented their...

Sounds like uAvionics documented their engineering, and plays well with the FAA. Something to be said for that approach.
Forum: Propellers 11-02-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By maus92
I talked to Sensenich today, and verified that...

I talked to Sensenich today, and verified that the bolts are true and the threads are undamaged. One hole in particular is problematic: if you drop a bolt into the hole, it will stop partway down,...
Forum: Propellers 11-01-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By maus92
Prop bolts galled

I started my condition inspection / Phase 2 of my MLU today. I am *almost* certain that I will be installing a SDS CPI in place of the left mag. I decided that it would be easier to remove the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-31-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I was reading in the SDS CPI aviation supplement...

I was reading in the SDS CPI aviation supplement date 8/17:

"The CPI is not waterproof and will not function as designed if moisture invades the enclosure or power/ ground connections are...
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By maus92
I have no doubt the FAA wants to return proceeds...

I have no doubt the FAA wants to return proceeds to affected parties after any settlement it extracts from NavWorks (minus its costs....) But like you, I doubt NavWorks has the assets to support...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By maus92
No, but I integrated my CO Guardian into my G3X...

No, but I integrated my CO Guardian into my G3X MFD. Requires a RS232 line, but the configuration is simple, and the PPM can be displayed on the menu bar if you like.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By maus92
Thanks all, I'll make sure the new one has...

Thanks all, I'll make sure the new one has improved freedom of movement.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-23-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By maus92
Savvy Analysis works fine for me with v5.6

Savvy Analysis works fine for me with v5.6
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By maus92
Piling on the mechanical fuel pump discussion. ...

Piling on the mechanical fuel pump discussion. When flying yesterday, my engine stumbled for about half a second. I checked the gauges, and noticed the fuel pressure was reading 0.0, ugh. FP in my...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,046
Posted By maus92
My heavy old Concorde battery holds the door in...

My heavy old Concorde battery holds the door in the hanger open, while doing double duty as a power supply....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By maus92
Nose gear leg fairing cracked (again)

The O.B. installed a fairing that fit tightly to the gear leg at the junction of the leg and fork - I'll call that the "knuckle" (and actually had an extension that attached to the fork swivel stop.)...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,046
Posted By maus92
My understanding is that the BMS system on EarthX...

My understanding is that the BMS system on EarthX batteries does more that just OV protection between ~16 and <=60v. In my case, it alerted me to a cell imbalance, which was more or less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By maus92
When I reworked my baffle seals two years ago, I...

When I reworked my baffle seals two years ago, I used an unreinforced silicone baffling seal material. I regret that decision - it tears. Last year I replaced a torn section, and it looks like I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,520
Posted By maus92
I can confirm this....

I can confirm this....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I wasn't aware that Camaros or Mustang had props...

I wasn't aware that Camaros or Mustang had props - I must have missed that class :) (We actually didn't have an auto shop at my high school.)

The suggestion about mounting the timing light similar...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By maus92
Garmin does make a remote audio panel for you to...

Garmin does make a remote audio panel for you to consider. When I add my GTN625/35 to my G3X system, I will also install the GMA245R to integrate the existing GTR20. The Bluetooth functionality...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By maus92
I don't think I've ever had a problem using a...

I don't think I've ever had a problem using a fully updated early 2016 MacBook (or the iMac 5k,) Safari, and the Garmin Communicator plug-in v 4.2.0. Also use the recommended Sandisk? 8Gb SD card,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-14-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,742
Posted By maus92
I would love to see a video of the timing light...

I would love to see a video of the timing light in action - I'm still a bit confused about the process on an airplane with an engine running and a spinning prop..
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,393
Posted By maus92
The replacement shaft came directly from Matco. ...

The replacement shaft came directly from Matco. I pulled this part number from the invoice: MCMC4F-1 - SHAFT; MC-4F. Not part of the rebuild kit - I remembered incorrectly; I purchased it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,864
Posted By maus92
I guess what I'm getting at is there an upgrade...

I guess what I'm getting at is there an upgrade path for those who either have installed the current system, or want to install the current version sooner rather than waiting for CPI2?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,393
Posted By maus92
I performed the Vitron O-ring upgrade after...

I performed the Vitron O-ring upgrade after blowing out the right main brake a couple years ago - no problems since. I rebuilt the master cylinders last year because one was leaking significantly. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,864
Posted By maus92
Is the newer CPI2 a completely new system, or is...

Is the newer CPI2 a completely new system, or is it basically an upgraded controller / interface box / display? Is everything firewall forward the same?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,393
Posted By maus92
Let us know how you did. I got the shims from...

Let us know how you did. I got the shims from Grainger in a day, but the Rapco disk is B.O. from both east and west ACS (I checked last week and they were in stock: must be a lot of lurkers...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,363
Posted By maus92
I've been reviewing the SDS CPI documentation and...

I've been reviewing the SDS CPI documentation and I've determined that I would need to install a second alternator (or another backup battery) which would essentially equalize the cost between P-Mags...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,363
Posted By maus92
Is it absolutely necessary to have the SDS CPI...

Is it absolutely necessary to have the SDS CPI control panel pilot-accessible during normal flight? Could it be remotely mounted (like the forward baggage compartment in an -8?) I would consider...
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