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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Low Pass
Vertical rise from pivot to centerline of joint,...

Vertical rise from pivot to centerline of joint, ~10.5" and the run from first joint aft is ~5.5". The angle is probably ~15 degrees off perpindicular.
Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Low Pass
Cold fusion. As for the -8 stick, after 3 tries,...

Cold fusion.

As for the -8 stick, after 3 tries, I have a good config that's high enough and set back enough to be comfortable. But as Scott shows, it has to be cut and welded. Bending won't get...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-07-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Low Pass
Krylon camo. Since doing the truck, I've thought...

Krylon camo. Since doing the truck, I've thought on more than one occasion about doing the plane...
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By Low Pass
Second the compliments. I've used most of the...

Second the compliments. I've used most of the others in the 17 year, 1935 hr life of my -8, and the JDAir is the best by far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By Low Pass
Now that's a good idea! But, they're not...

Now that's a good idea! But, they're not recommended by the manufacturer... ;)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-06-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Low Pass
That's not a truck...

THIS is a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Low Pass
Cushions sold.

Cushions sold.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Low Pass
Sold: RV-8 Cloth Seat Cushions, Used

SOLD, RV-8 seat cushions. Standard urethane foam. GBI made (Geroge and Becky Orendorf). Gray and maroon trim. Front bottom cushion needs to be dry cleaned. All cushions in used but good...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Low Pass
SOLD-Bendix Fuel Servo and Divider Block

Sold, used, RSA-5AD1 servo and divider block. The items were removed working, but has been disassembled (I considered overhauling it myself - and was curious about what these looked like inside, but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Low Pass
I'd take that left Archer antenna. Right will do...

I'd take that left Archer antenna. Right will do if left is taken. Sending info.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,260
Posted By Low Pass
Sorry if I missed it, but have you replaced your...

Sorry if I missed it, but have you replaced your plug wires on the suspect cylinder? Not checked - replaced. Much cheaper and easier to address - and probable -
than lifters. Ignition wires can...
Forum: GPS 12-01-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 167,361
Posted By Low Pass
Question for you Steve, After many months of...

Question for you Steve,

After many months of being thrilled with the 660, I experienced a significant issue yesterday. Was ending a flight and being south of the field in a nice position to test my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Low Pass
Just did that with my recent overhaul. $5 wrench...

Just did that with my recent overhaul. $5 wrench from Northern Tool. Ground the top and bottom of the neck down and heated with a propane torch to dull red. Bent, cooled, ready to use in just a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Low Pass
If you were building fresh overhaul and had no...

If you were building fresh overhaul and had no price advantage to mixing, I agree. But practically you're looking at less than a 0.5% difference in cyl power and piston mass. I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,828
Posted By Low Pass
I believe you're referring to 178 seconds to...

I believe you're referring to 178 seconds to live.

https://youtu.be/b7t4IR-3mSo

And that's a non-inst rated/capable pilot in IMC (with or without gyros). On this flip side, don't get too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks very much for the offer!! I believe I...

Thanks very much for the offer!! I believe I have a nice package deal of tagged parts. If it falls through, I'll keep you in mind.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks Bob, Jesse. I appreciate the info and...

Thanks Bob, Jesse. I appreciate the info and offer of assistance. Way more -360 series crank p/n's than I had imagined. And I am going to have to buy rods. They failed as well. Same person can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Low Pass
Counterweighted/Non Counterweighted Crankshafts

After believing I had found a deal on a serviceable crankshaft to replace one from an O-360-A1A, I have been thrown a curve. The replacement crankshaft is counterwighted. (Owner referenced p/n for...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By Low Pass
Highly recommend you not drill any more holes in...

Highly recommend you not drill any more holes in the components. I'd put a 1/4" socket head fastener (might clear the radius of the bracket without trimming) in it and go. Second best would be a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,215
Posted By Low Pass
An articulated fiberscope could be used to get up...

An articulated fiberscope could be used to get up to the camshaft from the opening in the crankcase above the sump. As for what's visible with oil film on the lobes and follower, etc, that might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By Low Pass
Before buying, see if you can pull the mags and...

Before buying, see if you can pull the mags and take a good look inside at the accessory gears. Look at the gear faces particularly. Might give an idea of what you have going on inside the rest of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Low Pass
Crankcase O-Ring Groove Mod

Anyone have experience with having an o-ring groove cut in their crankcase split line flange lately? Haven't heard much about this mod in the last 8-10 years. Would you do it again?

Correction -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By Low Pass
I would think the floor would have to be wet with...

I would think the floor would have to be wet with ATF to cause much issue, but I get the concern. I'd recommend first trying a detergent. I was once facing having to replace a section of driveway...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By Low Pass
Thank you! My thoughts exactly.

Thank you! My thoughts exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,473
Posted By Low Pass
Two cowl flaps installed. Adds significant...

Two cowl flaps installed. Adds significant operating (temp) flexibility. Does cost money, weight, noise, and drag when open. Am I'm just about trained to connect the power to the actuators when...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By Low Pass
I'd vote for the castellated nut with 0.062 (or...

I'd vote for the castellated nut with 0.062 (or bigger) safety wire.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Low Pass
Since you're in the conceptual stage, what about...

Since you're in the conceptual stage, what about a Rocket or similar motor mount with gear mounts. The tailwheel adaptation is relatively easy. Should be a piece of cake for a 10-20 EAB builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,222
Posted By Low Pass
I've been using stainless (austenitic) hex and...

I've been using stainless (austenitic) hex and Torx head screws for ~14, 15 years and they work just fine for a hangared plane. Every no 6, 8, and many of the non structural 10 screws in my plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,942
Posted By Low Pass
That's what I use. 60 amp fuse iirc. I find...

That's what I use. 60 amp fuse iirc. I find marine eqpt works pretty well on little planes in many cases.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By Low Pass
If they'll guarantee that the paint and primer...

If they'll guarantee that the paint and primer won't debond for 40 years.
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By Low Pass
I hear the women like some mystery in a guy,...

I hear the women like some mystery in a guy, Jerry! ;)
Forum: Safety 09-25-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Low Pass
Same story, +1. Loose screws. Locktite on...

Same story, +1. Loose screws. Locktite on screws, drilled heads, safety wire. No more problem.

Not a surprise in hindsight. The carb sits quite a way from the centerline of the engine, rigidly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,596
Posted By Low Pass
Mine only stubbles when it has reached full...

Mine only stubbles when it has reached full operating temp. Not below.

Thanks for all the ideas/suggestions! Chris, hope you don't mind me piggybacking your post...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,166
Posted By Low Pass
So you've been to Rock Springs, Wyoming, too? ! ...

So you've been to Rock Springs, Wyoming, too? ! ;)

Seriously, your remarks are some of the best technique comments I've read on this board.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,596
Posted By Low Pass
With mine, no. Pressure and flows, steady. No...

With mine, no. Pressure and flows, steady. No fuel smell inside the plane. Same conditions, right or left tank. Something in the servo? Possibly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,596
Posted By Low Pass
No, I've not tried leaning at full power. But I...

No, I've not tried leaning at full power. But I will.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,596
Posted By Low Pass
Interesting. I'm having similar symptoms. New...

Interesting. I'm having similar symptoms. New Silverhawk system on IO-360. Please reply back with the findings on your FI system from the evaluation.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-12-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,166
Posted By Low Pass
Thumbs up Bill - you have a -9, 150' wide runway, 30 kt...

Bill - you have a -9, 150' wide runway, 30 kt wind... Just land across the runway!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,997
Posted By Low Pass
One plane, two Pmags. 5, 6 years with PMags, 630...

One plane, two Pmags. 5, 6 years with PMags, 630 and 530 hours. One had the case bolt failure this last summer. Repaired no charge. A residual intermittent issue remained in the same unit. Board...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-08-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,166
Posted By Low Pass
So there are people like me! It's a badge of...

So there are people like me! It's a badge of honor making a sweet crosswind landing riding down the runway on one wheel as long as you can hold it. I believe tailwheel (RV) is easier really, with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By Low Pass
Oh yea, didn't say I was good! But it is fun....

Oh yea, didn't say I was good! But it is fun. Occasionally.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By Low Pass
What I posted was a targeted, short landing over...

What I posted was a targeted, short landing over no obstacle. Had a group of 5-6 practicing using center of turnoff as runway end.

Over an obstacle is way longer, obviously.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By Low Pass
On dry asphalt or concrete, yes. Less on a good...

On dry asphalt or concrete, yes. Less on a good day with a nice flare. I recall a 3-5 kt wind when this video was made.

https://youtu.be/aAoJyhFkiDI

Second Vlad's point about a -9. I've got a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By Low Pass
Creating a potential point of failure

I'll cut the wires if I ever need to remove the wings. Then I'll install proper, robust connectors -or splice - when I put the wings back on. 17 years and the wings are still as installed...
Forum: Safety 08-15-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,477
Posted By Low Pass
+1 from 1997. And I put a more than a dab. I...

+1 from 1997. And I put a more than a dab. I squeezed in quite a bit knowing I didn't want the skins moving/vibrating. No cracks or issues after 17 years and 1925 hrs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,309
Posted By Low Pass
Bearings and working with flammable liquids

I like to think I'm a pretty conscientious person when it comes to fire and chemical exposure after worked in petrochem mfg for 15 years and working on cars and planes for the last 35 or so years...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-11-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for taking time to reply. Guess these...

Thanks for taking time to reply. Guess these units can have issues - mine have worked flawlessly for many years. Now to find a time to take the plane down for a few weeks to ship it off to the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-10-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Low Pass
Also beginning to have bad current indications...

Has anyone experienced problems with the D120 or possibly D180 regarding current indication? Shunt checks out, leads check out, all connections clean.

Checking for possible unknown solutions before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,394
Posted By Low Pass
Lasers operate at or very near the speed of...

Lasers operate at or very near the speed of light. This thing claims to update 500 times per second. Light travels about 373 miles per 1/500 second.
My RV is pretty fast, but not that fast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,167
Posted By Low Pass
Ditto. Harbor Freight. Grind, heat, bend if...

Ditto. Harbor Freight. Grind, heat, bend if necessary. Then you have a highly specialized, custom airplane tool.
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By Low Pass
The 660 is a fantastic "portable" device. Mine...

The 660 is a fantastic "portable" device. Mine is flush mounted in my panel and connected to my Dynon EFIS/auto pilot, audio system, GDL-39 3D, and Bluetooth to Garmin pilot app. It's rock solid,...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-31-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Low Pass
You like grass, asphalt, concrete? Expensive...

You like grass, asphalt, concrete? Expensive (uptight, lots of rules) or affordable (casual, airport dogs running around)? You have the full spectrum in the area.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-31-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Low Pass
Posting here, it would be good to narrow down the...

Posting here, it would be good to narrow down the search a bit. Lot of miles between the extreme ends of town. Better yet, go visit the airports where you think you'd like to hangar. Ask a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,098
Posted By Low Pass
Through a couple of different abnormal operating...

Through a couple of different abnormal operating situations, I've experienced events that each resulted in rapidly rising cht. Detonation; likely. My point for relating this is, once the condition...
Forum: California 04-16-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,993
Posted By Low Pass
Unless you were served, or received a certified...

Unless you were served, or received a certified letter with return receipt, you received nothing. Replying confirms they reached you. Toss the letter.
Forum: GPS 04-12-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 167,361
Posted By Low Pass
Very, very pleased with my 660. In use now about...

Very, very pleased with my 660. In use now about a year. It drives my autopilot, wired to my GDL39, and Bluetooths to my handheld Pilot app. I use Map (IFR and VFR) 95% of the time. I use the 3D...
Forum: ADS-B 04-12-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 163,247
Posted By Low Pass
Classic legal fishing, trying to make the case...

Classic legal fishing, trying to make the case after initiated.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
Posted By Low Pass
In the smoke oil tank. Used submersible fuel...

In the smoke oil tank. Used submersible fuel pump.
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,370
Posted By Low Pass
Why doesn't lead get to choke their chicken? ...

Why doesn't lead get to choke their chicken? Seems safer, as lead, really. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,447
Posted By Low Pass
Have you had the throttle linkage disconnected...

Have you had the throttle linkage disconnected lately? If so, you sure you got the link back in the right hole?
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By Low Pass
Same here. Seems like a recent problem. Running...

Same here. Seems like a recent problem. Running latest software and Bluetooth to Android/Samsung Note 4.

Added note - hardwired Garmin 660 connected to same GDL39 is working normally.
Forum: Safety 02-05-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,479
Posted By Low Pass
Bill, I love you brother, but I hear several...

Bill, I love you brother, but I hear several things with this thread. First, the moment you became aware of what you felt was a collision hazard with your ADS-B info, you should have broken out. You...
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