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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 368,546
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think the black trim I mentioned helps the...

I think the black trim I mentioned helps the "sleekness" factor. :)
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 368,546
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Black trim

Looks good.

I'm noticing that more of the RV-10s are going for glossy black trim around the windows and what could be called the door pillars. It's a really neat look and makes the curves around the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up This may be a better reference than the parts...

This may be a better reference than the parts manual -

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1098N%20Propeller%20Flange%20Bushing%20Location.pdf

The three numbers are for different lengths...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By az_gila
Question How was the case surface under the gasket?

How was the case surface under the gasket?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By az_gila
Smile My quicky view is the the AFS system is more like...

My quicky view is the the AFS system is more like a Vertical Power and Approach Fast Stack hub combined.

If you want someone else to build the entire panel/avionics for you, it might be the easiest,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By az_gila
Smile A good printable reference chart here...

A good printable reference chart here -

https://littlemachineshop.com/images/gallery/PDF/TapDrillSizes.pdf

The #6 screw clearance hole is only .019" larger diameter.

Drill the existing holes out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By az_gila
Smile Interesting, it sounds like the procedure in the...

Interesting, it sounds like the procedure in the AD for the faulty ECI cylinders may be a good practice during any compression test.

(m) During the compression test, if the cylinder pressure gauge...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By az_gila
Smile The manual implies an installation kit is...

The manual implies an installation kit is included and this is a part of the kit -

Mounting adapter (circular hole adapter) 00678-00

A call to Spruce should verify the Installation kit is included
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By az_gila
Smile The K1000 nutplates meet the NASM25027 standard...

The K1000 nutplates meet the NASM25027 standard for self-locking nuts -

http://catalog.arconicfasteners.com/item/anchor-nuts-2/k1000-anchor-nut-two-lug-fixed/k1000-3

This is the standard...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 487,370
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up There are some points in the build process when...

There are some points in the build process when various assemblies start to look like an actual airplane. This is one :)

Cabin top trimmed to fit after lots of cutting and sanding - ready for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By az_gila
Smile I glassed mine on - glassed, not filled. I used...

I glassed mine on - glassed, not filled.

I used 2 oz cloth and followed the advice of one of the original CA surfboard shapers gave to me when I built a sailplane in the 70's and feathered it in at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By az_gila
Smile The "About Us" on the web page is...

The "About Us" on the web page is interesting...

.....As Co-Founder of Aspen Avionics, Mr. Bethel has continuously worked to bring innovative technology and solutions to the general aviation market,...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By az_gila
Smile It would appear that 10% accuracy in normal use...

It would appear that 10% accuracy in normal use (ie, not at the zero fuel point) is within the Part 23 requirements -

(b)Fuel quantity indication. There must be a means to indicate to the flightcrew...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By az_gila
Smile More than excessive, it seems to be double the...

More than excessive, it seems to be double the factory tolerance.

This is from the Performance Engines web site -

Also, Performance Engine's Pistons are balanced to within 1 gram of one another in...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-09-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Scottsdale

In Tucson the Scottsdale FSDO and MIDO have been very responsive doing final inspections and pink slips.

One of the FSDO guys who can do final inspections (it's normally a MIDO function) visits Ryan...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By az_gila
Smile Nah, I said "as long as they can mix in your...

Nah, I said "as long as they can mix in your tank" :)

Perhaps it's more like Pure Regular vs. 10% Corn+Regular.

Two completely different standards but it doesn't really matter which one you buy -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up A bit biased :) but I would recommend one of...

A bit biased :) but I would recommend one of these to help your your wiring to the Dynon servos.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1246046&postcount=1

Now available from...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By az_gila
Smile That wasn't really my point. Think of it more...

That wasn't really my point.

Think of it more like Shell vs. Mobil.

Your FBO stocks one or the other, as long as they can mix in your tank, it's up to the pilot to account for it.

If I want 10%...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm not sure there needs to be a common...

I'm not sure there needs to be a common standard.

You could buy 100NL and 100SW for example and your POH could approve both, but with different W&B and perhaps operating limitations as previously...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-08-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you really want to DIY, then you could use...

If you really want to DIY, then you could use these type of backshells that will clamp down on multiple wires as a flat bundle and are metal shielded as mentioned above.

Note, since they are not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By az_gila
Smile The older aluminum ones were 3/16 thick.

The older aluminum ones were 3/16 thick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Smile No need for anything special for a "Press to...

No need for anything special for a "Press to Test" switch.

The physical size of switches vs indicators are identical. So it really just becomes a labeling feature - mark the part on the right hand...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By az_gila
Question It's not a crush washer with an inner crush...

It's not a crush washer with an inner crush material, it's looks a solid copper washer that is quite wide...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation From that FAA link... I wonder if the weight per...

From that FAA link... I wonder if the weight per gallon is one of the issues/mitigations being resolved?

Differences in the two PAFI fuels as compared to 100LL are being evaluated for impacts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Smile Looks good, but are those square...

Looks good, but are those square indicators/switches rather than the 24 x 18 mm rectangular ones?

Just me, but I like the square look on the corners, seems to fit in with the rectangular faces. :)
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By az_gila
Smile Haven't got to that bit yet, but experimented a...

Haven't got to that bit yet, but experimented a bit.

As you say, a 2" Roloc disk sander on a lightweight HF angle die grinder seemed to work well. The smaller die grinder worked well and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes... I always try and avoid the stuff shipped...

Yes... I always try and avoid the stuff shipped directly from China. :D

But $2 each for 5 and 2 day Amazon Prime is almost as cheap as the Chinese stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Smile Interestingly Amazon seems better than Ebay in...

Interestingly Amazon seems better than Ebay in this case.

$10 and 2 day Prime shipping doesn't seem bad for 5...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By az_gila
Smile Sheet 9 Wing Layout, just where it should be...:)

Sheet 9 Wing Layout, just where it should be...:)
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By az_gila
Smile One of the canopy makers suggests the preferred...

One of the canopy makers suggests the preferred method to countersink is with a single flute/hole bit.

Like this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Smile Steve - I found (err.. stole) this posted by a -7...

Steve - I found (err.. stole) this posted by a -7 builder -

http://halie.com/obV.png

Could be the behind panel portion with the mounting holes, and a second 'in front of the panel' part could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By az_gila
Question Can you build 2 sheds under the size limit? An...

Can you build 2 sheds under the size limit?

An insulated one to work in and a plain one for storage?
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,879
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, back on subject...:) I had 20 year old...

Yes, back on subject...:)

I had 20 year old clear plastic on my canopy. It had gone brittle and stuck over most of it's area.

I used isopropyl alcohol soaking and very gentle fingernail action to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By az_gila
Smile Generic connection diagrams here...

Generic connection diagrams here -

http://www.skytecair.com/wp-content/uploads/80001.pdf

Rubber booties here -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/termnips.php
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By az_gila
I found the single handed use of the belt sander...

I found the single handed use of the belt sander made it easier to get that even cutting you mention. I thought the 3" cutter on a die grinder was hard to control and my compressor couldn't keep up...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Cabin top sanding/cutting tools

Just finished the initial trim on my cabin top.

I had read of builders using a belt sander for trimming the fiberglass but thought my old 3x24 belt sander was too unwieldy to handle.

I found this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Smile Check post #590 a couple back. It was for a...

Check post #590 a couple back.

It was for a complete DIY option that didn't include buying the switch/indicators.

Not needed if everyone like the size of the larger indicators. Many versions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Question Maybe like this example we have already posted...

Maybe like this example we have already posted -

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/semelton500/annunpanel_zps4xrc8xcb.jpg

But front mounted with a black #6 screw at each end perhaps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation It was connected to the 'full DIY' vs 'buy...

It was connected to the 'full DIY' vs 'buy indicators' option I started with.

The vero strip would only be for a completely DIY panel with no purchased parts. I think the buy the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Q & A

Just my answers... :)

Question1: should an option be added to include the dim/test/off switch in the panel or leave it separate?

See previous indicator/switch option

Question2: are 4, 6 and 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Question Perhaps you could go one size larger and get a...

Perhaps you could go one size larger and get a push button...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,905
Posted By az_gila
Question Indicator panel

Changing the subject a bit...

An idea for a new product that we all want/need :)

How about either a flush mount for Stein's panel indicator lights...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By az_gila
Smile I agree, to each their own. :) However my...

I agree, to each their own. :)

However my experience is that when you are at the longer end of the length tolerance on the rivet, I find it's easier to "tip" a shop head when squeezing as opposed to...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By az_gila
Post It might still be slosh. IIRC the initial...

It might still be slosh.

IIRC the initial recommendation for applying slosh was to simply "slosh it around" the completed tank.

Later the technique was to simply brush it on as an extra layer over...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,907
Posted By az_gila
Smile Essentially none... Rounding the edges to...

Essentially none...

Rounding the edges to prevent digging in would be a good modification though.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,907
Posted By az_gila
Smile Looks like one of the ready made versions is the...

Looks like one of the ready made versions is the same thing, but shortened way down and with the edges rounded off to prevent digging in...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Especially when CNC holes and radiused corners...

Especially when CNC holes and radiused corners are involved. :)

https://www.airward.com/products/rv-10-tunnel-access-cs-screws-rv-10-tunnel-access-w-countersunk-screws

After building a -6A with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By az_gila
Smile Perhaps a call to Knots2U may be in order. My...

Perhaps a call to Knots2U may be in order. My highlight below.

This is on their web site for ElectroAir certified ignition stuff.

16. My engine has a dual magneto, how do I adapt my engine to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By az_gila
Smile You need this nut - in size 6D alum...

You need this nut - in size 6D alum -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/an818.php

And this sleeve - again 6D in alum -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/an819.php

These...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By az_gila
Smile Nah... zoom in on the second picture and you can...

Nah... zoom in on the second picture and you can see it has a multi-faceted crimp around the bottom, not the spun housing you show.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By az_gila
Question More like the older style Vans gascolators with a...

More like the older style Vans gascolators with a crimped on bottom piece.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/gascolator.pdf

But, did they ever come in red anodizing though?

Made by Usher maybe?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By az_gila
Smile Don't leave/use it on your or your spouses lap if...

Don't leave/use it on your or your spouses lap if it's in the sun.

It will overheat and simply switch itself off - usually just when you need it...:)
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By az_gila
Smile Then something at Dynon or Garmin or the mast...

Then something at Dynon or Garmin or the mast wasn't built to specification.

From Dynon -

Mounting bracket for Dynon Avionics AOA pitot tube, both heated and unheated version. (Profile for standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By az_gila
Smile I tried that with a couple of local painters and...

I tried that with a couple of local painters and they all said the same thing.

Use an epoxy primer if you want to fly it first.

They didn't seem to be fussy about a particular one. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By az_gila
Post I forgot to mention they do a white colour, which...

I forgot to mention they do a white colour, which I think looks better if you want to test fly before final paint. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By az_gila
Smile I've been using the Kirker epoxy primer...

I've been using the Kirker epoxy primer -

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/kirker-enduro-prime-epoxy-primer-p-12620.aspx

I think they will ship to Canada - it looks like you may be closer to them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation In the desert I think that would be a dust magnet...

In the desert I think that would be a dust magnet and lead to scratches. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By az_gila
Smile I tried that with a similar Kirker 2K epoxy...

I tried that with a similar Kirker 2K epoxy primer.

It did work but I found that un-thinned West epoxy was easier to do and seemed to have better results. The temperatures were in the 80's so the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By az_gila
Smile Pick the 1/4-20 ones (coarse thread) from here in...

Pick the 1/4-20 ones (coarse thread) from here in the length you need -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/enginebolts15.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, same spec as mentioned above......

Yes, same spec as mentioned above... :)

http://www.ppgaerospace.com/Products/Sealants/Fuel-Tank-Proven-Standards/PR-1440-Clas-B-Fuel-Tank-Sealant.aspx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I've used the Chemseal products from Spruce with...

I've used the Chemseal products from Spruce with no problems, other than the usual sticky mess ones. :)

I think the key is simply to buy to the correct specification whoever the manufacturer is....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,106
Posted By az_gila
Smile More hair splitting. It is a socket as you say,...

More hair splitting. It is a socket as you say, but it is made for Dsub connectors and mates with round pins.
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