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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By sblack
Noooooooooooooooooooo. I have seen Gregg's...

Noooooooooooooooooooo. I have seen Gregg's project. It is very nicely done.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By sblack
in a slip or skid you might be forcing fuel out...

in a slip or skid you might be forcing fuel out of a vent if your tanks are full. The end of the vent tube at the top of the tank would be submerged.
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By sblack
Darn, that doesn't look like something that could...

Darn, that doesn't look like something that could be added after the build. Oh well, I will just have to make all my landings gentle ones.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By sblack
Red face ON a fighter jet, or an airliner, there is much...

ON a fighter jet, or an airliner, there is much effort spent at making every bit of structure as light as possible. Skins are chem milled to thin them in areas where they are not loaded. spar caps...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-14-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By sblack
I'm doing it now for an old flaptop wingtip. The...

I'm doing it now for an old flaptop wingtip. The soldering is straight forward. the real challenge will be doing all the glass work to make a neat recess for the clear plastic cover. The kit is going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By sblack
Ya I meant ad3 vs ad4. I have a small dia light...

Ya I meant ad3 vs ad4. I have a small dia light weight hose for the last 25 ft. I bet I am getting major losses from that.

Your post was very informative Scott. thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By sblack
Aha! So using a bar for a -3 is not going to cut...

Aha! So using a bar for a -3 is not going to cut it for a -4.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By sblack
oh, so I shouldn't be 3d printing that spar I was...

oh, so I shouldn't be 3d printing that spar I was working on? Dang! :mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By sblack
my -4 rivets all had an indentation around the...

my -4 rivets all had an indentation around the periphery of the rivet head. I bought new sets - same @#$% thing. I tried different pressures, couldn't figure out the problem. Since the ring was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By sblack
I was excited by the GRT system, but there just...

I was excited by the GRT system, but there just isn't room to install it on an RV4 canopy.
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,861
Posted By sblack
In theory the gascolator is a good thing, but it...

In theory the gascolator is a good thing, but it isn't that practical for the RV configuration. On my airplane it certainly isn't the low part of the system, even though I have it as low in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,917
Posted By sblack
Neither would the 3rd party suppliers.

Neither would the 3rd party suppliers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,917
Posted By sblack
Looking at my -4, the hard parts are the engine...

Looking at my -4, the hard parts are the engine mount, gear legs and a couple of other weldments. I suspect that these are subcontracted anyway aren't they? Other than that the -4 is a few formed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,576
Posted By sblack
The MGL is not only a touchscreen. There are...

The MGL is not only a touchscreen. There are buttons. I understand that GRT owners like their units, and that is great. But it is not evidence that they are better, which was the original question....
Forum: Reviews 11-06-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By sblack
I like his youtube videos too. I discovered...

I like his youtube videos too. I discovered solder sleeves. Greatest thing since sliced bread.
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By sblack
What are the RV8 style gussets suggested by Vans?

What are the RV8 style gussets suggested by Vans?
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By sblack
I bought a 4 kit that was beyond the QB stage,...

I bought a 4 kit that was beyond the QB stage, with an engine in pieces (though most major parts were yellow tagged), some instruments, electric trim, and a few other goodies. It had the short gear....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By sblack
Nice work. I've heard that there are people who...

Nice work. I've heard that there are people who live without a lathe. I don't know how they do it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By sblack
That's awesome! Thank you.

That's awesome! Thank you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By sblack
I ordered an exploer lite last night

I ordered an exploer lite last night
Forum: ADS-B 10-30-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By sblack
Sounds like an opportunity for a class action.

Sounds like an opportunity for a class action.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By sblack
Ok that's awesome! Thank you!

Ok that's awesome! Thank you!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By sblack
WTB Transponder with serial output

My efis doesn't accept the old grey code altitude signal. It needs rs232 input. So I need a garmin 327 or newer or equivalent other brand. I know lots of you guys are upgrading to ads-b so please let...
Forum: RV-4 10-28-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By sblack
I would have expected the vertical loads to be...

I would have expected the vertical loads to be taken by the aluminum angles. Are these wrinkles from lateral loads? Is there a recommended beefup from Vans? I would prefer to do it now before I fly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By sblack
Does anyone know what was behind the recent price...

Does anyone know what was behind the recent price hike of the iefis lite series?
Forum: Fiberglass 10-27-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By sblack
If it doesn't have corners to go around a latex...

If it doesn't have corners to go around a latex condom works really well as a release barrier. It can be stretched and nothing sticks to it. (let the gutter comments begin :rolleyes:)
I used to do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By sblack
Mgl efis price increase

I just went to buy an iefis lite and discovered the price just went up $300:eek: when did this happen??? That's $400 Cannuck pesos:(
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By sblack
yes, plus one. I got all my tools from B&C....

yes, plus one. I got all my tools from B&C. Spruce has most of this stuff, but they resell B&C stuff as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By sblack
If the main spar can take the lift loads...

If the main spar can take the lift loads generated at 6 or 7 times the max gross weight I would have no issue with them holding up an empty airplane. In fact a heavier airplane is less likely to fall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By sblack
So what jacking points do you screw into the...

So what jacking points do you screw into the airplane, and what receptacles are on the jacks? Balls? cones like the anti-splat? I looked at the add for the Antisplat points and they were conical, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By sblack
How can I get more info? Your PM inbox is full...

How can I get more info? Your PM inbox is full and I don't see any mention of this on the Vx site or Planemaker.
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By sblack
There is a great video on youtube somewhere of a...

There is a great video on youtube somewhere of a pitts doing some snap rolls. There are tufts on the wing and you can actually hear the lifties! Funny little things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By sblack
Just be very very careful when on the jacks. I...

Just be very very careful when on the jacks. I know of several biz jets and regional airliners that fell off the jacks and the jacks went through the wing skins. Nothing spoils a day at the hangar...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By sblack
I bought one from summit, well, I thought it was...

I bought one from summit, well, I thought it was one, but it turned out to be a box of 5! I had to drill it for safety wire but that was easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,233
Posted By sblack
I have been trying to find ways around this,...

I have been trying to find ways around this, where I can. I can't make transponders, ADS-Bs or tires, but the bendix p-lead terminal kit is 2 ferrules, a nut, an AN washer and a small piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,081
Posted By sblack
We need a pic of the finished product! That...

We need a pic of the finished product! That engine looks really nice. My engine builder rattle canned the whole engine - fasteners and all. I hate that, and it is bad for heat transfer on the jugs. I...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By sblack
Is there sufficient clearance from the bolt head...

Is there sufficient clearance from the bolt head to the flange of the fitting? It's just the radius that is the problem? If so, bevel a washer to conform to the fillet and install the bolt. You could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By sblack
I think I will chop off the top of the old tube...

I think I will chop off the top of the old tube and graft it on to the new tube. Does anyone know if these tubes are abs or pvc?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By sblack
I got the longer tube 75767 and it seems to be...

I got the longer tube 75767 and it seems to be perfect for the rv4 except the cap doesn't have the same threads! Why the %# would different dipstick tube lengths have different sized caps? Of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By sblack
What process do you use then? Also, if alodine is...

What process do you use then? Also, if alodine is a couple of years old, is that a problem for paint adhesion?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By sblack
Thanks Mike, How do you like the Lite? Scott

Thanks Mike,

How do you like the Lite?

Scott
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By sblack
RTFM :D :D :D

RTFM :D :D :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 317,056
Posted By sblack
Very striking. Red and white is nice, but it is...

Very striking. Red and white is nice, but it is great to see something daring and different.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By sblack
iefis lite - transponder hookup

I saw in one of the manuals that the iefis lite can't output encoded altitude for a transponder. Is this correct? Or can it output it in some form, just not the traditional graycodes? I searched...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,413
Posted By sblack
When you say OV protection, it is not just the...

When you say OV protection, it is not just the indicator light, but more importantly the OV breaker tripping to take the alt off line correct?

All new tech has its learning curve. Ask Boeing :o

sb
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-10-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By sblack
thanks Ray.

thanks Ray.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-10-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By sblack
magneto pickup

I have a mag pickup that threads into the case to pick up rpm. It is a UMA I think and comes with a shielded cable. I am trying to keep all my sensor wires on one side of the firewall and all the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,511
Posted By sblack
Figures, all we care about is which rv, engine,...

Figures, all we care about is which rv, engine, screens etc :p
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By sblack
slow the speed way down

slow the speed way down
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By sblack
What is a good way to attach a wire bundle to an...

What is a good way to attach a wire bundle to an engine mount tube other than using double adel clamps?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By sblack
Attaching cht egt wires to oil return lines

I am building an rv4 with an O320 and I have egt and cht senders on all cylinders. I am trying to bring order to the chaos and I have wrapped the sender wires into a nice bundle. Now I need to attach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,786
Posted By sblack
<Bob quotes the FARs: Sec. 23.1357 Circuit...

<Bob quotes the FARs:

Sec. 23.1357 Circuit protective devices.

...................

(d) If the ability to reset a circuit breaker or replace a fuse is essential to safety in flight, that circuit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By sblack
I would want to consider what happens if a tire...

I would want to consider what happens if a tire goes flat if you overlap wings. Just a thought. I have a hangar with 3 low wing airplanes and it is always a challenge. And one of my renters has a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By sblack
An engine failure over that valley would not be...

An engine failure over that valley would not be fun! Gorgeous scenery. I've driven through it and I will fly over it when I finish my -4.
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,827
Posted By sblack
that's the lawyers talkin'

that's the lawyers talkin'
Forum: Safety 09-25-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By sblack
An excellent addition to the list of things to...

An excellent addition to the list of things to look at with the cowling off. Thank you very much for posting. Many of us would never have known otherwise. I will also be double checking the clearance...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,453
Posted By sblack
Have you tried that with a guy in the back? What...

Have you tried that with a guy in the back? What you are describing is a scenario where you are elevator limited at fwd CG. With Bubba in the back seat chances are you will be able to stall to the...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,453
Posted By sblack
I think it is related to the fact that with a 4...

I think it is related to the fact that with a 4 with a lardass in the back (guilty) the cg is quite far back so the elevator has the power to bring you quite deep into the stall, well past the...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,453
Posted By sblack
The way to corral lifties is easy - spend money!...

The way to corral lifties is easy - spend money! Liftie generation is proportional to cash poured into a project.

I know all the text books show stall progression from the root on square wings....
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,536
Posted By sblack
There is a flying museum called Vintage Wings not...

There is a flying museum called Vintage Wings not far from me. They have mustangs, spitfires and lots of other warbirds. They have a crew of volunteers who descend on any airplane after it flies and...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By sblack
you will get off quicker with flaps, but you will...

you will get off quicker with flaps, but you will NOT get to altitude quicker. Rate of climb is better with flaps 0 - (T-D)/W. The angle is not as steep, but the higher speed (assuming you do use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By sblack
Regarding the salvage, it is sad when a bent...

Regarding the salvage, it is sad when a bent airplane gets even more bent by careless salvage. In my experience a few guys working slowly do a lot less harm than machines working quickly. Perhaps it...
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