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Forum: Florida (South) Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By lr172
Sorry for the thread drift. Has your research...

Sorry for the thread drift. Has your research showed that it is ok to share expenses with non-owner partners in an experimental plane? I am interested in this approach, but understood the rules to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By lr172
If someone can give you the OD of the sender's...

If someone can give you the OD of the sender's rod, I am sure it is a common size and you can get raw material from mcmaster carr. They have a large variety of steel rod.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By lr172
Assuming Ralph's data is accurate, the tire is 3"...

Assuming Ralph's data is accurate, the tire is 3" bigger, with a 1.5" larger radius. If I remember correctly, the manual has you leave a 1" gap on top of the tire. Upsizing would require a minimum...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,646
Posted By lr172
Thanks for your input. I'll do more...

Thanks for your input. I'll do more searching.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By lr172
It is in the G3X (non-touch) manual that can be...

It is in the G3X (non-touch) manual that can be found online. let me know if you need me to email you the PDF.

Larry
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,646
Posted By lr172
I have seen 40+ amps on the screen for maybe...

I have seen 40+ amps on the screen for maybe 30-60 seconds. In fairness, my steady state draw is around 15 amps, so the battery was only taking around 30 amps.

Larry
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,620
Posted By lr172
I hope this is implemented with some thought. If...

I hope this is implemented with some thought. If you open the airport and then not let anyone land while waiting for the FDL folks to run to their planes, taxi and fly to Ripon, you will miss the...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,620
Posted By lr172
+100 more char's

+100
more char's
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By lr172
The base below the bulb is about .075", so 25%...

The base below the bulb is about .075", so 25% compression of the 3/8 bulb should net a .360" gap.

The 9/32" bulb would net about .280." Given that I followed other advise and set my gap at 1/4"...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,646
Posted By lr172
The 10 probably needs the weight of two 680's. ...

The 10 probably needs the weight of two 680's. My EFIS and two EI's will draw around 5 amps and I would like the ability to run the GPS and possibly the transponder (I fly a lot of IFR). So my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,646
Posted By lr172
What would you recommend? Do you see problems /...

What would you recommend? Do you see problems / risks, other than letting charge level currents through diode?

I am open to help and suggestions. I had also considered a 30A diode for better...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By lr172
Well I am unhappily a part of the "Mistakenly...

Well I am unhappily a part of the "Mistakenly believe" crowd. I would guess our seals are pretty similar if using the same type if foam EPDM. However, the Grainger seals look more oval than round,...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By lr172
I would expect so. However, the manufacturer...

I would expect so. However, the manufacturer recommends a minimum or optimum amount of compression for a reason (can't recall the exact percentage), so I wouldn't simply trust the fact that it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By lr172
Living in the great lakes area, frost is a real...

Living in the great lakes area, frost is a real issue for a good part of the year. In the 6, I open the canopy to get dry air in to resolve. I believe that the air under the panel will be drier...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,646
Posted By lr172
I am setting up a 2 batt system (PC680's) in the...

I am setting up a 2 batt system (PC680's) in the 10, with the second batt running a b/u bus. I am putting a 20A diode from the main bus to the b/u batt, but also have a second contactor to put batt...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input. This fans moves a lot of...

Thanks for the input. This fans moves a lot of air that just isn't necessary for cooling, but is for defrost purposes. I suppose it is no big deal to run full bore at all times. Certainly wasn't...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By lr172
But the data we need is how much the seal will...

But the data we need is how much the seal will relax after a bit of use. I have read many accounts of tight doors getting easier after a bit of use.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By lr172
have you measured out the seal requirement to see...

have you measured out the seal requirement to see how much extra you will have? I have been hesitant to cut a sizable piece off yet, reading that you will use most of the 25'.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By lr172
No results here yet. I did a minimum .025 gap...

No results here yet. I did a minimum .025 gap with .025 material thickness. I
wasn't concerned if it got a bit bigger clearance in spots. My thought was that I could take it to 5/16 in spots if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By lr172
Sorry for the potential thread drift. However, I...

Sorry for the potential thread drift. However, I am curious about this recommendation. Does the fast hardener perform better? I typically use slow and wondering if I am giving something up...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input. I just remembered that I...

Thanks for the input. I just remembered that I have a 3.3V power supply that I am installing to power my headset. I will run the fan directly off that supply. 3.3 still seems to push enough air...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By lr172
The 10 uses 15/6x6 tires. These are a...

The 10 uses 15/6x6 tires. These are a special,reduced diameter tire. The std 6x6.00 tire will have a larger diameter with a similar weight rating. Width should be similar. Obviously, they will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By lr172
Determining resistor size

I am installing a fan in the dash of the 10. It is a 120mm fan and want it to run slowly most times and full blast when needed via switch. Plan to run the full 12v through one side of the DT switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By lr172
I did all my holes with a fly cutter style hole...

I did all my holes with a fly cutter style hole cutter. Hoewever, they are somewhat uwieldy and wouldn't want to use them free hand. They would require a brace of some sort to hold the pilot.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By lr172
I apologize! I had asked if they could update my...

I apologize! I had asked if they could update my 430W at Osh and somehow today I remembered that as the 23ES. I stand corrected. Unfortunately I purchased this as New, Old stock so I don't know...
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By lr172
My SOP is to pull the power back and slow down to...

My SOP is to pull the power back and slow down to 100 MPH approaching GS intercept and add 10* of flaps. I find that it is easier to control things at that speed. Further down the approach (500...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By lr172
GTX 23 Updates

Stein told me that the GTX 23 can be updated remotely, but I can't find any information about how to do it. Can this be done? If so, is it via a serial port or through the G3X (I have 370's)? Want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By lr172
You can use a wrench to hold the fitting in...

You can use a wrench to hold the fitting in position while you tighten the nut, if desired.

The overflow is 1/8" NPT, so fitting of your choice.

Larry
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By lr172
Food for thought, but from an aerodynamic...

Food for thought, but from an aerodynamic standpoint, you are not aligning the tip, but aligning the desired air flow geometry over the two airfoils (wing & alileron). I would be aligning to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By lr172
As Miles said, if the flaps aren't coming up high...

As Miles said, if the flaps aren't coming up high enough to be in alignment with the ailerons, something is catching or hanging up. I had to trim a bit of the curved portion of the flap an the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,791
Posted By lr172
I believe that vis is reported in miles as it...

I believe that vis is reported in miles as it used to be based upon human observations of a known feature/structure and all recorded distances, other than sectionals and marine charts are in feet or...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-11-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By lr172
I tried some rattle can colors like this on a...

I tried some rattle can colors like this on a project once. Each was like a flat paint, where it will change sheen as the surface is rubbed/burnished. If you want it to shine with this type of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By lr172
Sorry, didn't catch the original intent. That is...

Sorry, didn't catch the original intent. That is odd behavior and I agree it's an algorithm problem. I can see where the s/w might look at yaw or heading deviation from track to determin intercept...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By lr172
Edge distance is the distance from the holes...

Edge distance is the distance from the holes center to the edge of the material. If there is no edge, as in what you call the "inside," then by definition there is no edge distance to account for. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By lr172
Thanks. Now that you mention it, I remember...

Thanks. Now that you mention it, I remember reading that in the manual. Just too much data to remember everything I already learned.

Larry
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By lr172
ailerons should be aligned with the tooling holes...

ailerons should be aligned with the tooling holes and the flaps with the ailerons. The mechanical end of the flaps upward travel does not place the flap in the properly rigged location for that...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By lr172
To be clear, I am not discouraging you from...

To be clear, I am not discouraging you from painting as an amatuer. Only that you spend the time to disassemble to improve you odds of achieving a job that you can be proud of.

I recommend SPI...
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By lr172
Most of these have a dead zone at the baseline. ...

Most of these have a dead zone at the baseline. I thought the specs said they start reading at 5 or 10 PSI for a 150 PSI unit, but can't recall exactly. You can find the specs online. 15 seems...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By lr172
GDL-39 Connection

I will be interfacing a GDL-39 with my G3X (non-touch) installation. I have read that Wx data is not shared between screens, but traffic data is. Can I wire the 39 into the MFD, where I want Wx, or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By lr172
WTB: GDL-39 Cable

I am looking for a GSL-39 cable with data. I can use any of the different styles, but need on that has the extra data wires in the bundle.

Thought I would ask here before ordering.

Larry
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By lr172
I painted the 6 before final assembly and will do...

I painted the 6 before final assembly and will do the same with the 10. I don't know your skill level. However, while the pro's do it all the time, I would not recommend painting assembled for new...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By lr172
No expertise to add here, but I find it odd that...

No expertise to add here, but I find it odd that the VVI is not centered in the path box. I understand that the "view" is heading based, but the VVI is an indication of where you are currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By lr172
I was the guy who helped load the Moose and spoke...

I was the guy who helped load the Moose and spoke at length with the mover. If you do hire, I strongly recommend Timberwolf's guy. More affordable and very competent.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By lr172
I bought a complete QB kit,. minus the finishing...

I bought a complete QB kit,. minus the finishing kit and moved it this way with no problem. Everything fit with a lot of room to spare. The big issue was that it would not fit in a 16' truck with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By lr172
Run some tests in flight to see if noise changes...

Run some tests in flight to see if noise changes in any way with changes in RPM. That can help to eliminate many of the engine produced noises.

I would also look for a bird, hornet, mice nest...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By lr172
Yes, but must be followed up with a W&G remover...

Yes, but must be followed up with a W&G remover before primer as Kyle mentions. Mineral spirits and other less aromatic solvents leave a film that will hurt primer adhesion. If using MS, I would...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,784
Posted By lr172
You should know that you can call ATC and ask for...

You should know that you can call ATC and ask for an exception to the mode C requirement for any given flight. That is an option to get you home with the new bird.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By lr172
By no means an expert here, but I would expect my...

By no means an expert here, but I would expect my carrier to take the net of the coverage total minus the estimated salvage value after the incident and compare that to the repair estimate, then...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By lr172
Both the center safety latch and door warning...

Both the center safety latch and door warning systems are included with the finishing kit and cannot be deleted - No need to order parts.

I have center latch like the planearound, but will include...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By lr172
Wish I could help, but never have seen one like...

Wish I could help, but never have seen one like that. Definately seems not to be caused by debris or contact with the crank. I can't imagine what would cause coppoer to break off like that. Copper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By lr172
It's been a couple of years, but I believe that I...

It's been a couple of years, but I believe that I was able to remove sharpie marks with mineral spirits. MS are a preferred solvent for cleaning acrylic; I used it on the whole canopy to get rid of...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By lr172
Yes, very important step. Read what I wrote...

Yes, very important step. Read what I wrote about alum prep in my earlier post.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By lr172
I love the stuff. I have painted several project...

I love the stuff. I have painted several project cars and the 10 will be my second plane painted with SPI. I also left the SPI epoxy as my final interior coat. 600 hours on the 6A and not a...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By lr172
Cyanoacrylates are a type of anaerobic adhesive...

Cyanoacrylates are a type of anaerobic adhesive (e.g. supeglue). I think you meant Iso-cyanates. They are the nasty element in two part urethane paint activators that you must protect yourself...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By lr172
In my experience, Epoxy primer has the strongest...

In my experience, Epoxy primer has the strongest grip and therefore the preferred first layer. Many support direct application on Aluminum, but check first. I use SPI and it is a direct to metal...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By lr172
That sounds like an interesting approach. Do you...

That sounds like an interesting approach. Do you have a pic? I am currently working on my panel/sub-panel.

Larry
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,453
Posted By lr172
Can you elaborate on what the updated design...

Can you elaborate on what the updated design is?

Larry
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By lr172
In my 6, I have a GRT HXr and a mini. We put the...

In my 6, I have a GRT HXr and a mini. We put the HXr into a setup page to kill all visual data and used the mini to fly/navigate. The mini has only horizontal GPS guildance, so we did the RNAV...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By lr172
I had to do a lot of fabrication as I used the...

I had to do a lot of fabrication as I used the hendricks hidden handle and a homemade gearbox. I installed my gearbox before gluing the doors. I just used strategically placed packing tape to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By lr172
Thanks for your input Pat! Larry

Thanks for your input Pat!

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By lr172
Thanks Terry.

Thanks Terry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By lr172
ORB O-ring size?

Does anyone know the O-ring size specified for an AN-4 ORB fitting. I have the old one and it looks like 3/8 X 1/2 X 1/16. However it is a bit deformed and I think that I am getting a thickness of...
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