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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 05:03 PM
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Posted By rapid_ascent
Oil Restrictor Fitting Install

This afternoon I tried to install my VA-128 45 degree fitting into the port on my Titan IOX-370. I think this is very similar to the standard IO-360 location.

The first problem I had was removing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By rapid_ascent
Iíll take a closer look at them. Higher pressure...

Iíll take a closer look at them. Higher pressure is relative, but I get the idea.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By rapid_ascent
Main Tire Tube Creases

I recently unpacked the tubes for my main tires. They were folded all neatly in the kit. When I unfolded the tubes I noticed that they both had creases near the valve area. I then inflated the tubes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,736
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can get Solidworks for free through the EAA....

You can get Solidworks for free through the EAA. Search for the download.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a pair from Van's sitting on the shelf. PM...

I have a pair from Van's sitting on the shelf. PM me if you are still looking.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By rapid_ascent
Look on Ebay

Look on Ebay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought a box of the fine line blue markers on...

I bought a box of the fine line blue markers on Amazon. I can still never find one when I need one.:D

I tried red and black, but the blue for me is the best choice. Itís the most visible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By rapid_ascent
See if you can find a 2" punch.

See if you can find a 2" punch.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By rapid_ascent
What compression ratio do you have? I have some...

What compression ratio do you have? I have some notes from JB at Titan on the timing or at least how they set it at the factory, but it is different for the different CRs.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-15-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well I hope so because I have the same...

Well I hope so because I have the same configuration brand new in the crate sitting in my hangar.

Are you sure you have the timing set correctly?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-15-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can get one of the Daniels for under $100...

You can get one of the Daniels for under $100 then youíll need the dies.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By rapid_ascent
Mark, This is great information. Thanks for you...

Mark,

This is great information. Thanks for you information. I suspected you had the 3/4" extension since you didn't mention adding the extension kit to alternator which would have been required for...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By rapid_ascent
For better or worse I put a stainless pull rivet...

For better or worse I put a stainless pull rivet in from the aft side.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-13-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought mine on EBay. The dies are reasonable...

I bought mine on EBay. The dies are reasonable directly from DFM.
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By rapid_ascent
Randy, My new Titan engine included that hose so...

Randy,

My new Titan engine included that hose so it seems that you should have gotten it with the engine. Having said that if you are installing the red cube and depending on where in your fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By rapid_ascent
Walt, i’m starting to think that is what I’m...

Walt, i’m starting to think that is what I’m going to have to do too.

Mark, do you know the spacer length? There seems to be 3 standard lengths. I think it’s .75”, 1.4” and 2.5”. I pretty sure as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By rapid_ascent
The adapter that came on the engine is a right...

The adapter that came on the engine is a right angle adapter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well... No comments. How about if I make the...

Well... No comments.

How about if I make the question more generic. Does anyone have any experience with the interference between the standby alternator and their oil filter adapter?

After talking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By rapid_ascent
BC410 Standby Alternator w/ Titan IO-370

Has anyone used a BC410 standby alternator with an IO-370? It appears that the longer oil filter adapter may interfere with the alternator. I'm curious if anyone has worked through this issue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By rapid_ascent
I currently have a 0.008Ē restrictor that I...

I currently have a 0.008Ē restrictor that I bought from Mcmaster. Is the group thinking that I should drill that out to 0.040Ē? It would be relatively easy to do at the moment. My plan is to use the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By rapid_ascent
Allen, from what I remember, and I could have it...

Allen, from what I remember, and I could have it wrong. I thought you were supposed to start by clamping to the bulkhead. Then the forward attach plate is positioned. Iím not quite at that point yet,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By rapid_ascent
The Honeywell TL series is a pretty common switch...

The Honeywell TL series is a pretty common switch used by builders. They are available from serveral distributors. They arenít cheap though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By rapid_ascent
Depending on how all of your plumbing is done you...

Depending on how all of your plumbing is done you might be able to buy a NPT rescrictor fitting from McMaster. That is what I'm planning on using. Mine will be further upstream but I think that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By rapid_ascent
Valid point about torqued down versus resting.

Valid point about torqued down versus resting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By rapid_ascent
The Parker reference is has some good numbers,...

The Parker reference is has some good numbers, but the reference values are in the Continental Titan Installation Manual engine torque table B-1 for my IO-370. It is 75-110 in-lbs.

The Parker value...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah 0.004 isnít very much. I would just take a...

Yeah 0.004 isnít very much. I would just take a file to it and file a little bit off the lower side. If you inspect the mount closer it may just be a small spot. Also make sure the mount ant the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By rapid_ascent
I found a reference in a Parker document. It...

I found a reference in a Parker document. It seems to refer to this general type of fitting. Iím not sure itís exactly the same, but it seems like it is a pretty good...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have the one that came from Vanís for my RV-7....

I have the one that came from Vanís for my RV-7. Not sure of the part number or if it is the same one for an RV-10. Let me know and Iíll see if I can find it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By rapid_ascent
Lycoming Fuel Pump Fittings

Iím still learning about FWF related items. I know for NPT threads some type of thread sealant is required. I have some questions about the use of thread sealant on the engine fuel pump fittings...
Forum: Tools 02-26-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By rapid_ascent
The smaller CDI torque wrenches seem to work fine...

The smaller CDI torque wrenches seem to work fine with AN3 torque. I have a 1/4" drive wrench and an adapter for 1/4" to 3/8" to make it more generally useful. I also have a torque screwdriver for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,699
Posted By rapid_ascent
Katie, I had some scuffs on my new gear leg. I...

Katie,

I had some scuffs on my new gear leg. I used some paint that I had on hand (after filling) from LVP to touch it up. Itís a really close match and I really canít tell where the painted area...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By rapid_ascent
I just received my Titan IO-370 and I think it...

I just received my Titan IO-370 and I think it will be a great engine. Do a search. While there are not a ton of builders out there yet flying with these engines there are some here on the forums and...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By rapid_ascent
You should call Doubletree and ask them if there...

You should call Doubletree and ask them if there is enough material for you to drill them out. I needed a slightly larger diameter and was going to order a custom hole size. They told me to just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think you just need to jump in and start...

I think you just need to jump in and start practicing flaring. Start with your roll of tubing and start learning how to do the flare. Get a magnifier that you can inspect the flare afterwards. Some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By rapid_ascent
From your picture it looks like the engine flange...

From your picture it looks like the engine flange and the mount are parallel or pretty close, but the isolator looks angled. Is the isolator just not correctly seated in the mount? Maybe take the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,217
Posted By rapid_ascent
As someone who often browses for sale aircraft...

As someone who often browses for sale aircraft while my build slowly progresses I will state an observation of mine which you might want to take into consideration. Non ďstandardĒ engine...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,309
Posted By rapid_ascent
Vince, These are cool. Now I feel like I put all...

Vince,

These are cool. Now I feel like I put all those Oops rivets in wrong. This seems like a much better option.

Ray
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By rapid_ascent
I suspect why they called out #16 wire for the...

I suspect why they called out #16 wire for the shield attachment is since they are referring to the crimp terminal attachment. This allows the wire to be crimped onto the wire easily, itís not due to...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By rapid_ascent
Go to you local copy shop. Have them do a 103%...

Go to you local copy shop. Have them do a 103% copy. Recheck and rescale as needed. Its a pain but probably the quickest path to resolution.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,991
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thanks for sharing these. Iíll need them at some...

Thanks for sharing these. Iíll need them at some point in the hopefully near future.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,991
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bill, I just saw a minor issue where one of the...

Bill,

I just saw a minor issue where one of the 1/8Ē holes is dimensioned incorrectly. It looks like the center mark is off center resulting in the error.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By rapid_ascent
Do a search for the Honeywell TL switch...

Do a search for the Honeywell TL switch datasheet. It shows the switch configurations and the specific part numbers. I bought most of mine at Online Components. They seemed to have good prices.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bruce, Just so you donít think this is a tough...

Bruce,

Just so you donít think this is a tough crowd (well it is), but most builders have made many mistakes and had to purchase many replacement parts. There are many reasons and many excuses. Over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ryan, I thought I read somewhere if you pull the...

Ryan,

I thought I read somewhere if you pull the handle out too far there is a ball bearing that can fall out. Iím not sure where I saw this but it would be pretty easy to do if you are not aware of...
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,351
Posted By rapid_ascent
As Tom said Wow. If I made it to the ground...

As Tom said Wow.

If I made it to the ground after that I’d be on my way to the closest casino.
Forum: COMM 01-05-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By rapid_ascent
I would think that a DPDT switch could work. One...

I would think that a DPDT switch could work. One side for switching the mic input and one side for the PTT. I'm not sure why you would need to use a relay.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,458
Posted By rapid_ascent
I would want to use an inspection mirror to check...

I would want to use an inspection mirror to check the edge distances for the forward holes. I just went through installing my 7A HS a couple of days ago and it's pretty difficult to get these holes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By rapid_ascent
Jurgen, Before you drill the fuel line hole in...

Jurgen,

Before you drill the fuel line hole in the firewall it’s good to understand some of the other parts that interact by being near the fuel line. I used the standard location as called out by...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By rapid_ascent
Jurgen, Before you drill the fuel line hole in...

Jurgen,

Before you drill the fuel line hole in the firewall it’s good to understand some of the other parts that interact by being near the fuel line. I used the standard location as called out by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah itís one thing to order an engine itís quite...

Yeah itís one thing to order an engine itís quite another when they want you to pay for it. :D
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-27-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,751
Posted By rapid_ascent
Wow that is a great learning experience for me...

Wow that is a great learning experience for me and those others who still have new yet to be used brakes. Iím glad the outcome isnít any worse than it is. It does make me think that an on board fire...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ryan, I moved on to working on some engine mount...

Ryan,

I moved on to working on some engine mount / firewall stuff. There is also the brake assemblies. Well there is always plenty to do it seems...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By rapid_ascent
Prepping for Interior Painti w/ Jetflex WR

Iím getting ready to paint my interior with Jetflex WR. Most of my parts are primed with Akzo. Iím wondering if there are any suggestions before I start. My plan is to just go over all the surfaces...
Forum: California 12-11-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By rapid_ascent
Check with Bob Turner at LVK maybe he would do it.

Check with Bob Turner at LVK maybe he would do it.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,254
Posted By rapid_ascent
Tom, Iím so sorry to hear this. It can be such...

Tom,

Iím so sorry to hear this.

It can be such a difficult time but we manage to go on. We figure out how to adjust our lives to makeup for the huge void. It wonít be the same but we figure it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,965
Posted By rapid_ascent
Allen, Stainless fittings are available at...

Allen,

Stainless fittings are available at Anplumbing.com among other places. They are more expensive, but I went ahead. I have my brake and fuel line bulkhead fittings in stainless. No aluminum...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought a roll of 220 grit cloth backed...

I bought a roll of 220 grit cloth backed sandpaper. I find that I can quickly sand the edges and you can fold or roll it around things to sand all of the shapes needed. I also bought a bag of small...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-04-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've started painting pieces with the JetFlex WR....

I've started painting pieces with the JetFlex WR. I'm using a tan/grey color. I'm still not an expert yet on using it, but it seems pretty good. It does seem pretty durable once it has had a chance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By rapid_ascent
Iíve been working on mounting the RV-10 oil...

Iíve been working on mounting the RV-10 oil cooler mount. It seems like a good way to go. I had to modify it since I used an 11 row oil cooler in preparation for my IOX-370. It took a little bit of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By rapid_ascent
U-403 Bolt torque

I drilled my gear legs today with the U-403. The bolts are non-standard so Iím not sure what to torque them to. They use 1/4-20 nuts so do I use AN4 torque?

Itís never simple.:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can get by with minimal tools for a practice...

You can get by with minimal tools for a practice kit. There are many ways to do certain operations. Some of them are more time consuming than others. If you have any hand tools you probably have some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,895
Posted By rapid_ascent
Tom, Why donít you just replace your Duralast...

Tom,

Why donít you just replace your Duralast 14184 with the same one from Autozone? They have a lifetime warrantee.
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