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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Raymo
After reading the other threads on this topic, I...

After reading the other threads on this topic, I opted not to install the SJ intake alt air option. No worries about ingesting that hardware down the road. Still considering better options to add alt...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Raymo
Individually is best.

Individually is best.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By Raymo
You likely read that calibrating AOA at about 3...

You likely read that calibrating AOA at about 3 knots above actual stall will provide better stall warning. This was true for me, as well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Raymo
Agree... Generally not appropriate. Get power...

Agree...

Generally not appropriate. Get power from the main bus with an appropriately rated breaker or fuse (could be in-line) and ground from the main ground point (aka forest of tabs).
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Raymo
GROMMET EDGING - M22529/2 SERIES This link to...

GROMMET EDGING - M22529/2 SERIES

This link to ACS (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/grommetedging.php?clickkey=4582) will get you to them.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Raymo
Congrats on the new build and also for already...

Congrats on the new build and also for already figuring out how to post a photo!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By Raymo
The Dynon AP works great and will interface with...

The Dynon AP works great and will interface with the 540 just fine. It might require the ARINC-429 interface box (not sure).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By Raymo
It has been stated in other threads that the...

It has been stated in other threads that the improvements provided by a cold air sump (~7 HP) are primarily due to an increase in air volume (larger tubes), not temperature.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Raymo
FS: Prop spacer/crush plate, oil cooler shutter, Super Tracks, Duckworks light kit

Helping my non-inteweb savvy friend again with leftovers from his built and sold -7.

Contact Ray Ward: 8 four 3 - 2 six 3 - 5 eight 16
PayPal + fee and shipping to saliraward at yahoo dot...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Raymo
I have the old style nose fork off my -7A, if you...

I have the old style nose fork off my -7A, if you are interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By Raymo
Thanks for the info. I thought all VOR / ILS was...

Thanks for the info. I thought all VOR / ILS was over serial.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By Raymo
Only the GPS nav portion uses the ARINC 429 so it...

Only the GPS nav portion uses the ARINC 429 so it wouldn't be in play here.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Raymo
FSDO isn't involved. It's up to the IA to make...

FSDO isn't involved. It's up to the IA to make the determination. Finding one that will sign it off may be difficult, I agree.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Raymo
I'm happy with my 3 blade Catto and my engine has...

I'm happy with my 3 blade Catto and my engine has a solid crank (O360-A4M) so can't comment on CS choice.

Check your operating limitations for clues on returning to P1 but I believe you'll need 5...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Raymo
Thanks! Makes me want to get some training to do...

Thanks! Makes me want to get some training to do more than just aileron rolls.
Forum: COMM 01-29-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Raymo
I think the answer depends on the equipment in...

I think the answer depends on the equipment in question. Some, like Garmin and the Stratus ESG require at least 10 feet of RG-400/142 so, you'd likely be okay. They have limits in their install...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By Raymo
I've purchases some of the <$50 meters for home...

I've purchases some of the <$50 meters for home use and they are okay - mostly checking battery voltage before my son tosses batteries from his game controllers. As mentioned above, don't expect a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Raymo
Also incorrect. If it were later installed on a...

Also incorrect. If it were later installed on a plane with a type certificate (eg. Piper), it would require an IA sign-off at that time, including AD compliance.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Raymo
I recently convinced a friend that is an A&P/IA...

I recently convinced a friend that is an A&P/IA that anyone can do maintenance on EAB. Once he read the information for himself, he responded with "I stand corrected" but still felt there are people...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,261
Posted By Raymo
The two DB9s are connected to a DB15, which...

The two DB9s are connected to a DB15, which connects to the EIC. You could, optionally, connect them directly to the DB15 but would not then be able to connect individually to a PC, if later desired.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Raymo
What Larry said. Some have to be torqued from the...

What Larry said. Some have to be torqued from the back side of the spar. Add the drag torque to the required torque. In same cases, a large flat screwdriver is all you can manage to hold the nut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By Raymo
Somewhere along the line, Vans recommended (and...

Somewhere along the line, Vans recommended (and may still) doing the engine break-in without pants to add drag. As mentioned above, this usually only takes a few hours (5-10).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By Raymo
The drag imposed by the exposed landing gear is...

The drag imposed by the exposed landing gear is significant and would affect glide speed and distance.

I gained around 20 MPH after installation of mine. Everything got better, including CHTs.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,261
Posted By Raymo
See post #1...

See post #1 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1317923&postcount=1) for your answer :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By Raymo
Also consider changing this URL to rudder-trim...

Also consider changing this URL to rudder-trim :D

http://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rubber-trim/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Raymo
I laid mine up on the airplane with tape and wax....

I laid mine up on the airplane with tape and wax. Bonded with epoxy resin after scuffing the plexi. Didn't stick well to the side skirts (probably didn't scuff enough) so I riveted a piece of .025...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Raymo
Yes, both P-Mags require manifold pressure, which...

Yes, both P-Mags require manifold pressure, which it typically off the #3 cylinder (on a 4 cylinder engine).

Tom at TSFlightLines (aka Hoser) can set you up with what you need.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By Raymo
Congratulations! But are they ever really done? :D

Congratulations! But are they ever really done? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Raymo
For me, that was about 2 months prior to...

For me, that was about 2 months prior to certification and flying. Contact Vans and request the BoS. If the kit was previously owned, you will need to show proof of ownership from the previous owner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Raymo
You'll have to renew the registration every 3...

You'll have to renew the registration every 3 years so most people hold off until they are about ready to fly.
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,763
Posted By Raymo
I concur with all these comments, except that I...

I concur with all these comments, except that I haven't yet tried the CQ1. I liked the comfort of the QT but always had to put the mic to my mouth when talking or transmitting and tower always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Raymo
Replacement pins can be purchased from...

Replacement pins can be purchased from BandC.aero, DigiKey and Mouser. The latter two are less expensive. Shipping+pin from BandC would likely be close to the cost of a new connector...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,763
Posted By Raymo
Nice! I had to sell my QT Halos due to the mic...

Nice! I had to sell my QT Halos due to the mic not filtering out noise.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Raymo
ACS part number 11-05650 for shielded twisted...

ACS part number 11-05650 for shielded twisted pair, 22g.

Mil spec M27500
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Raymo
On my cowl pins, I made a small aluminum plate...

On my cowl pins, I made a small aluminum plate with a hole that slides over the pin. The plate has two countersunk screws (only needs one) that hold it in place. Nutplates are installed on the inside...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Raymo
A nutplate jig is a great tool and will vastly...

A nutplate jig is a great tool and will vastly speed up the installation process. Just be sure you don't drill the screw hole too big; the jig must fit tight in the center hole or it won't be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By Raymo
I'm looking at the drawing but not clear on which...

I'm looking at the drawing but not clear on which hole to which you refer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Raymo
You will need to remove and re-add the dial...

You will need to remove and re-add the dial widget and may also need to associated it to the correct input in the EMS config page.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By Raymo
Correct! I could build another for a little less...

Correct! I could build another for a little less than the insured value or buy one that is similarly equipped. It's the fun and "I built it" factors that would keep me from accepting more. It's just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By Raymo
Here is a 'before' picture, for comparison. I...

Here is a 'before' picture, for comparison. I also added another hinge row on the floor, which allows the seat-back bottom to move another 1.5 inches aft.

https://i.imgur.com/zOxJ5T4h.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Raymo
I tried to find a source for the recommendation...

I tried to find a source for the recommendation to ground the shield close to the noise source but was unable. This info was in my head from many years ago and may have been deprecated.

Here is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By Raymo
Just a data point for you. I have my -7A insured...

Just a data point for you. I have my -7A insured for 90k. If someone offered me 100k, I'd probably turn it down.

It is still unpainted but has a nice Dynon panel with AP, dual AD-AHRS, SV1000T...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Raymo
As mentioned above, ground the shielding at one...

As mentioned above, ground the shielding at one end. The grounded end should be near the source of the noise - in this case, the lights.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By Raymo
A couple more pics that include the Super Track...

A couple more pics that include the Super Track mod.

https://i.imgur.com/DqRrszah.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/JtNo8zrh.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By Raymo
Charles, Contact Lewis Blackwell (Charleston...

Charles,

Contact Lewis Blackwell (Charleston area DAR) and he'll let you know what to do. His fee, if I recall, was $800 for my -7A in 2017. You'll have a 50 mile radius from your home airport,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Raymo
Yes and yes.

Yes and yes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Raymo
I would suggest sticking with the ring terminals...

I would suggest sticking with the ring terminals (available from ACS). The hardware should come with some small star washers that help maintain a good connection.

When troubleshooting odd readings,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Raymo
That clicking was your transponder transmission,...

That clicking was your transponder transmission, BTW.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Raymo
Adding to the above, check that all related SBs...

Adding to the above, check that all related SBs have been complied with.

The panel will come out, once all screws are removed (tip-up or slider?). With the tip-up, you have good access with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Raymo
The fork does not have bearings and is available...

The fork does not have bearings and is available for purchase from Vans (see the nose gear leg and fork SB (https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/service_bulletins/sb07-11-9.pdf) for part numbers). Be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By Raymo
This topic went round and round on the VAF...

This topic went round and round on the VAF facebook page, thanks to the OP wanting to use a needle to inject grease into a sealed bearing - when, in fact, it was this type of bearing with an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Raymo
Make sure the AOA hole in the pitot tube is not...

Make sure the AOA hole in the pitot tube is not plugged. The fact that it changes on screen, though, would indicate not. Maybe an AOA audio setting has changed?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Raymo
How to post a photo...

How to post a photo (http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Raymo
Here is the How To for any search...

Here is the How To for any search engine:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3A+vansairforce.com+what+you+want+to+find
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Raymo
I don't recall any issues with the fitment on my...

I don't recall any issues with the fitment on my firewall recess during installation a couple years ago.

Those holes aren't that far off. I suspect they'll be fine as you drill them up to size. Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Raymo
Option 1: A thicker washer on the back side might...

Option 1: A thicker washer on the back side might help.

Option 2: For this application, if it doesn't pull correctly the second time, go for a 3rd but don't fully pull the rivet. Stop when you think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Raymo
I also read here that more than one RV has been...

I also read here that more than one RV has been found with no aft spar bolts installed. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Raymo
This likely occurred due to the soft plastic on...

This likely occurred due to the soft plastic on the inside not providing enough resistance to the expansion of the rivet. It is non-structural, so you could leave it, but, if you have access to the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,517
Posted By Raymo
Consider how easy it is to cut through safety...

Consider how easy it is to cut through safety wire versus that huge cotter pin, which is designed for shear strength.

The hole that is there now had to be drilled by the builder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Raymo
Inspecting/replacing the bolts as needed is a...

Inspecting/replacing the bolts as needed is a good first step. I plan to install a close-tolerance bolt (available from ACS) in my nose gear leg at next CI to help with the same issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,186
Posted By Raymo
CG should be considered a factor in your...

CG should be considered a factor in your decision. EarthX now makes a vented model to replace your existing battery for cabin installs.

https://earthxbatteries.com/shop/etx900-vnt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By Raymo
My camlock version purchased in 2016 looks a...

My camlock version purchased in 2016 looks a little different from the above.

Sorry, not the best of pictures.

https://i.imgur.com/zYvMtjph.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/I4FEizKh.jpg
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