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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,548
Posted By Norcalrv7
I should hopefully be arriving Friday! I would...

I should hopefully be arriving Friday! I would love to meet up with some other EFI folks to chat it up.

Caleb
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Norcalrv7
I should hopefully be flying in Friday. Count me...

I should hopefully be flying in Friday. Count me in!

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Guilty as charged. This regulator was left over...

Guilty as charged. This regulator was left over from my airplanes Subaru days, and clearly is not the best quality. Another contributing factor is that I like to clean my engine every oil change, and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
On a recent flight, my fuel pressure readout...

On a recent flight, my fuel pressure readout started fluctuating wildly.
my AFR was stable, so I suspected an indication problem. A quick call to GRT confirmed that a common failure mode of the high...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-05-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Norcalrv7
Strip and repaint?

As my never ending RV-7A project continues on, I find myself trying to find the happy medium of having a nice, but functional plane. When I aquired the plane, it already had some damage history. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Norcalrv7
FIXED!

Talked with a very helpful Jeff at GRT about this issue. He explained that it can be caused by a power interruption at the exact wrong time. This would explain my situation since I had been updating...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Norcalrv7
GRT HXr formatting

Help! my GRT Formatting is strange all of a sudden. Looks almost like my 10" screen thinks its a 8" screen. It displays this way during boot up also. I recently did a software update, but it worked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By Norcalrv7
What is the Secret to valve cover leaks?

What is the secret to keeping the valve from leaking? Silicone gaskets? Studs and locking nuts? Open to all input. Seem like my cork gaskets leak no matter what I do on my 360.

Caleb
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Norcalrv7
Just found something in the servo manual that...

Just found something in the servo manual that suggests changing the linkage length slightly. It sounds that the stepper motor might be at a "dead area" right around neutral controls
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Norcalrv7
GRT autopilot settings

Would anybody be willing to share their gain settings for a grand rapids autopilot setup? I've experimented with mine quite a bit, and can't seem to get rid of a slight oscillation in both pitch and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Norcalrv7
A little weather rolled in for the trip home, so...

A little weather rolled in for the trip home, so we took the opportunity to fly the beach!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cPmxWvPsnOY
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Norcalrv7
Turns out its legal to drive side by side...

Turns out its legal to drive side by side vehicles in town, So off to coffee and adventure we went!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/40215707851_238875b671_b.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Norcalrv7
Our Friend Mark drives the 47' MLB for the coast...

Our Friend Mark drives the 47' MLB for the coast guard at La Push WA, Spent some ground time checking things out

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Norcalrv7
Next up, Olympic National park. Awesome from the...

Next up, Olympic National park. Awesome from the air! Pictures don't do it justice!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/40215354861_009e3d88f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24gGcVg)0210181339...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Norcalrv7
Friends aimlessly fly the west coast

Armed with my RV-7A, My best friend and I headed up the West coast on a 1000NM weekend trip to see what we could find! What a blast!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/28436211169_86d6d05075_b.jpg...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Norcalrv7
Emergency Chutes

I recently purchased a partially built RV-8. Along with it came an entire shop of tools, and 2 emergency chutes.

They were both in carrying bags, and had been stored in a nice dry environment. I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-07-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By Norcalrv7
Merry Christmas Ross from another happy customer....

Merry Christmas Ross from another happy customer. 750 hrs on this airplane behind SDS EFI, 110 of them Lycoming powered.

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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Norcalrv7
Christmas card photos

Merry Christmas from EKA!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4688/38962054731_882497bf14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22mWHsk)DSC_7726 (https://flic.kr/p/22mWHsk) by Caleb Lesher...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Norcalrv7
Photo size fixed! This is not my airplane or...

Photo size fixed!

This is not my airplane or project thus far. Using the correct hardware would definitely happen. I'm glad you mentioned reaming and sleeving this joint, as that was one of my ideas...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Norcalrv7
Rv8 Main landing gear bracket bolt

Found this wollowed out hole on a landing gear bracket on partially built RV-8. Thoughts?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/23957930967_54ca2ff968_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Cv5Eci)1130171509b...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Norcalrv7
Going to look at a RV-8 project

Hello All. I own a flying RV-7. I have an opportunity to possibly purchase a partially built RV-8. From what I understand the airframe is about 75% built. The original builder has unfortunately...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-19-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Norcalrv7
I installed a small translucent overflow tank...

I installed a small translucent overflow tank with a line running to the bottom like most OEM cars. This made it easy to keep an eye on my coolant level.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,855
Posted By Norcalrv7
I made my own timing pointer off the front of my...

I made my own timing pointer off the front of my baffling, and bent it until it matched the TDC marks on back side of the ring gear. With the airplane chocked in the evening time, I was able to stand...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,397
Posted By Norcalrv7
How big is the gap underneath the sump? the head...

How big is the gap underneath the sump? the head of my articulating borescope is only about 1/4"

Caleb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,953
Posted By Norcalrv7
I made the switch from a successful flying 6cyl...

I made the switch from a successful flying 6cyl Subaru to an IO-360-B1E and Hartzell prop. If you are interested, the fuel system installed in your aircraft gives you an excellent start on some sort...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,455
Posted By Norcalrv7
First borescope inspection VA-400

I received my Oasis Scientific VA-400 borescope today, and was excited to try it out on my 75hr IO-360. I must say for $200 on ebay it seems to be quite the buy!

Both fuel and ignition is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have 75 hours on my AEM wideband with bosch...

I have 75 hours on my AEM wideband with bosch sensor in 100LL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,979
Posted By Norcalrv7
The Ethanol subject certainly is always a lively...

The Ethanol subject certainly is always a lively one. I am no engineer, but some things that I do know:
My engine has changed in my EFI airplane, but the fuel system has not. It clocked nearly 600...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-19-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By Norcalrv7
I inspected my prefilter after a few hours and...

I inspected my prefilter after a few hours and found nothing, now I look at it annually.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-19-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,546
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have been running my SDS injectors in the...

I have been running my SDS injectors in the primer port for the last 75 hours on my parallel valve 360. I can't compare to other positions, but it has worked so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,007
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ross, Couldn't find you out there, but had a...

Ross, Couldn't find you out there, but had a great time at the races. Next year!

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,546
Posted By Norcalrv7
features that catch my eye, and a few questions...

features that catch my eye, and a few questions for Robert:


3D mapping! Great! This will be much similar to other standalone ECU's on the market for automotive types. I'm assuming that tuning will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,638
Posted By Norcalrv7
I know from previous automotive experience that...

I know from previous automotive experience that running a car on alternator only without battery will fry the alternator. Embarassing story, but killed 2 new alternators this way. According to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery...

Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery backup!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/36062483203_20875be20b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WWHDRM)0809171820b (https://flic.kr/p/WWHDRM) by Caleb Lesher...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the...

Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the moment. My friend Ben and I risked TFR's and airport closure odds to pick up 80lbs of the best jerky around. Taylors Sausage in Cave Junction OR. Also...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on...

Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on the new lycoming without a hiccup. I have updated the pictures I can remember after switching from photobucket to flickr.

A few more pictures of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sign me up! Caleb

Sign me up!

Caleb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Norcalrv7
If you are VFR only, landing at EKA is a much...

If you are VFR only, landing at EKA is a much better chance than ACV. Curious who you talked to at ACV since there is no FBO, the airport manager is a female, and none of the county workers are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Norcalrv7
Smile Hey there, I'm based at ACV/EKA. Fog will...

Hey there, I'm based at ACV/EKA. Fog will definitely be a factor this time of year. It generally is worst in the AM, clears up mid day, and comes back in the evening. If you are IFR, your best shot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,712
Posted By Norcalrv7
Do we know first hand of someone who has had...

Do we know first hand of someone who has had vapor issues with a high pressure fuel system? I flew my plane to 115F+ Redding CA a few times while running 87 E10 in the Subaru. This was done while...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,712
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sort of related: Ross, are most people drilling...

Sort of related:

Ross, are most people drilling a bypass orifice in their fuel pressure regulator? Mine is equipped with one that was about the smallest drill but I could find. I notice when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,274
Posted By Norcalrv7
It seems like I always need to explain that its...

It seems like I always need to explain that its easier for one person to push my -A model backwards due to the castering nose wheel. The Cessna types always want to push on a wing.

I always let...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By Norcalrv7
I bought a mid time "runner" from an unnamed...

I bought a mid time "runner" from an unnamed salvage yard that had sat for 5 years before my purchase. Upon disassembly, I found the cam and lifters were totally trashed. This was sort of to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,099
Posted By Norcalrv7
As usual, another top not product from SDS....

As usual, another top not product from SDS. Drool.

Caleb
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By Norcalrv7
Looks like a fun trip! Let me know next time you...

Looks like a fun trip! Let me know next time you head this direction and I'll fly down to meet up. Nice cowling by the way!

Caleb
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By Norcalrv7
New tire, new shimmy

A few days ago I replaced the nose tire and tube on my RV-7A due to a worn tube. Nose wheel has been modified by anti splat with sealed bearings, and
previously had been balanced. On takeoff roll...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,573
Posted By Norcalrv7
Congrats! Looks awesome

Congrats! Looks awesome
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-14-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Norcalrv7
Dog copilot

Rebel, my girlfriends bulldog is my hangar and flying buddy while she is at her real job.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/37598297616_924207557f_o.jpg...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-08-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,747
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sounds like a good tactic to me. If you are...

Sounds like a good tactic to me. If you are implying that you need a volunteer, I'm your man!

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-06-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Norcalrv7
EGT#'s don't go up a whole lot with retarded...

EGT#'s don't go up a whole lot with retarded timing but the # is a short glimpse of what is going on the rest of the time in the cylinder.
I have heard the old wives tale about retarded timing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-05-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ignition timing VS engine wear

I have been pondering the effects of ignition timing lately. I know the focus is usually on how much advance can be run safely, but I am curious about possible downfalls of not enough timing....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,747
Posted By Norcalrv7
Would it be possible too run 2 wide band sensors,...

Would it be possible too run 2 wide band sensors, and when a certain discrepancy exists between the two trigger a disconnect of the closed loop?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,168
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have been curious about finding the optimum...

I have been curious about finding the optimum settings for multiple RPM's myself. I have one AFR gauge on CYL4. I'm not too keen on finding peak at 30/2700rpm to find out what the other cylinders...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-30-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Did some flight testing today. To keep things...

Did some flight testing today. To keep things simple while I've been dialing in fuel settings, I haven't experimented much with timing until today. With a borrowed map from Toobuilder shown below, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Norcalrv7
I just installed a GRT HXr, 430W, and GTX345 in...

I just installed a GRT HXr, 430W, and GTX345 in my airplane. I drew a basic interconnect diagram for serial and 429 connections. PM me your email address and I'd be happy to send it over.

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-12-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,747
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have played with turning closed loop on in my...

I have played with turning closed loop on in my aircraft now below 18" and 1100-2100 RPM. Is there an ultimate limit of allowable % change from closed loop?

My tune is close, but having closed...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-11-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Took a flight over to Chico, CA this weekend with...

Took a flight over to Chico, CA this weekend with a friend to eat lunch at Sierra Nevada brewing. We also stopped in Redding CA for a quick visit. The food was fantastic, Northgate aviation at CIC...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,210
Posted By Norcalrv7
I hope to see a write up / video on this!

I hope to see a write up / video on this!
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By Norcalrv7
Antenna fell off

This weekends flying camping trip started with intermittent mode c, that progressed to transponder failure, then finally no transponder or adsb in. After returning home, it looks like the bottom half...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-21-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,496
Posted By Norcalrv7
Life is interesting in NW California right now....

Life is interesting in NW California right now. Our main highway to the south is closed due to a rock slide, and not due to open for a while. I took a friend home to Little river (LLR) in about 35...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By Norcalrv7
Larry, thanks for the feedback! This is exactly...

Larry, thanks for the feedback! This is exactly what I did. The solenoid and relay used to be wired with #14 wire but were replaced with #10. the problem still persists to the same extent even know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By Norcalrv7
I am using a 30A Bosch relay to actuate the...

I am using a 30A Bosch relay to actuate the solenoid. Next step is to trace back to power source and see where I am loosing so much voltage.

Caleb
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