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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Carl Froehlich
14 spinner

For those who want to step beyond the as provided plans.

In my opinion, the RV-10 cowl set up for a 13 spinner is just not to scale for this airplane. While I clearly understand the benifits of...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The base element on panel design is to separate...

The base element on panel design is to separate what stuff and wires stay in the plane, and what comes out when you pull the panel.

Below is a photo of my panel test fit on the new RV-8 project...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I put an access panel in my first project...

I put an access panel in my first project (RV-8A), never used it. The new RV-8 project will not have one.

Considering a standard EFIS install, removing one or both displays provides a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Ive posted on this before. I installed the red...

Ive posted on this before.

I installed the red cube in the RV-10 in the Vans recommended postion - aft of the firewall in the tunnel. The boost pump does effect the reading when on, but over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Carl Froehlich
While you can do that, the easier way is to...

While you can do that, the easier way is to properly configure both the display backlight and keys to run off the photo cell.

Look at section 5.3.7 of the install manual on how to configure.

If you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Any discussion about injector size is a waste of...

Any discussion about injector size is a waste of time until you do a few good GAMI data runs.

For my IO-540 I replace 4 of the stock 0.028 injectors. Two ended up at 0.027, one at 0.0275 and one...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Carl Froehlich
RV-10 right wing available

Reminder - I have a serviceable right wing sitting in the hangar and offer it free to anyone that crunches a wing and needs a replacement.

The wing comes without aileron, flap or wingtip.

Carl
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Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Paint with the wings and tail off. Easier and...

Paint with the wings and tail off. Easier and you will get a better paint job.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The engine will not come with a vacuum...

The engine will not come with a vacuum pump.

When you order via Thunderbolt, you can delete the mag you dont want for credit.

BTW, there is no impulse mag on the IO-540.

Carl
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I pulled two on an RV-8, wings and tanks on the...

I pulled two on an RV-8, wings and tanks on the plane. The senders were just fine, the rubber gaskets that was on the initial build 14 years earlier started to leak. Some proseal on the orginal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Carl Froehlich
While I do not advocate center console quadrants,...

While I do not advocate center console quadrants, you could use the extra control for your oil cooler air butterfly valve. I did that on my first RV-8A and it come in very handy when I back fitted a...
Forum: COMM 09-16-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,118
Posted By Carl Froehlich
BNC to BNC should be fine. I would not however...

BNC to BNC should be fine. I would not however mount an ADS-B in antenna over the bent part as it is easy to find better spots.

90% of the bent whip energy is radiated in the first third of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.harborfreight.com/complete-sanding-disc-kit-43029.html
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,489
Posted By Carl Froehlich
For an IFR RV, I offer there are superior power...

For an IFR RV, I offer there are superior power distribution approaches - none of which have an Avionics Master.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,102
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Not at all correct. The RV-10 doors can easily...

Not at all correct.

The RV-10 doors can easily appear shut if the forward pin is in but the rear pin is out (as in the door is racked and the rear pin is outside the door frame). RV-10 doors have...
Forum: COMM 09-14-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Because it can receive does not mean it receives...

Because it can receive does not mean it receives well, or that you can transmit on it.

I can make a radio receive with a piece of safety wire - or my finger on the center conductor of the radio coax...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I installed the Andair fuel selector to the...

I installed the Andair fuel selector to the bottom of the tunnel cover (no extension). I used a 2 to 1.5 reducer at both ends of the now 1.5 SCAT hose for rear heat. All fits and works well over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Carl Froehlich
If you are going to spend that much money, get a...

If you are going to spend that much money, get a Dynon D10A and have a real EFIS.

Carl
Forum: COMM 09-13-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Id guess the center pin on one end our your coax...

Id guess the center pin on one end our your coax is broken.

Replace the entire feedline and connectors and start over.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Carl Froehlich
If you really must use an Avionics Master Switch,...

If you really must use an Avionics Master Switch, then use two. Put Nav #1, Comm #1, etc. on one and then Nav #2, Comm #2, etc. on the other.

If you plan this plane for IFR, PM me your email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The antenna makes no difference, assuming it is...

The antenna makes no difference, assuming it is properly connected. Any of those three are resonate at the XPDR frequency.

Id first check the power leads on the XPDR breaker. A loose connection...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Assuming you have updated the SkyView operating...

Assuming you have updated the SkyView operating software in the SkyView - and everything connected on the SkyView network (like autopilot servos) to that same update (section 3 of the install...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,144
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Yep - Garmin does a lot of stuff and Im thrilled...

Yep - Garmin does a lot of stuff and Im thrilled we have options other than Garmin.

I have just purchased another GTN-650 to go in the new project, not because I wanted a piece of Garmin in the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sounds like a configuration issue, not a servo...

Sounds like a configuration issue, not a servo problem.

Carl
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Two comments: - No one is twisting your arm to...

Two comments:
- No one is twisting your arm to use that panel.
- Why would you build a $200,000 IFR airplane and not have VOR/LOC/ILS capability, especially when it is so simple to do? Every real...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I offer that this interpretation of TSO Cerified...

I offer that this interpretation of TSO Cerified Navigator is not applicable to experimental aircraft.

The certified aspect is all about the navigator and the associated, updated database, and is...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I did the simple way on the last two planes, a...

I did the simple way on the last two planes, a couple of coats of white primer (PPG DP-48LF). Looks good, seals, is very durable and the stick on aluminum radiant heat shield stuff from Vans stays...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Id first verify the accuracy of your CHT...

Id first verify the accuracy of your CHT readings. As you have a standard Vans cowl setup Id be suspect.

Carl
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Agree - Id first look at the igntion starting...

Agree - Id first look at the igntion starting with cleaning, gap and ohm check of the plugs.

I had 8 of 12 Champion plugs with out of spec high resistance in less than 300 hours (back when Champion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Put the GTN-625/650 in the middle. The 650 or...

Put the GTN-625/650 in the middle. The 650 or 625 screens are small so you tend not to use them much, but when you are punching in the last fightplan change from ATC having it closer is a big help. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By Carl Froehlich
+1 on what Larry said. I again suggest you take...

+1 on what Larry said.

I again suggest you take a close look at the Lightspeed. With all due respect to your two A&Ps, they may not have experience with Lightspeed failures.

Carl
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Bryan, I agree your assumption that the...

Bryan,

I agree your assumption that the LightSpeed should have fired the cylinders even with the mag plugs fouled is correct. Standard in flight mag (or EI) checks should result in a few RPM drop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Greg, To use a six cylinder Continental engine...

Greg,
To use a six cylinder Continental engine you need to rethink your build. Every aspect of Vans firewall forward support would be gone. In short, you would start with this engine and build the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Here is a $10 do it yourself overhead LED lights...

Here is a $10 do it yourself overhead LED lights solution. The lights started life as a Harbor Freight battery clip on unit. The battery holder and mounting clip were cut off. I replaced the LEDs...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As has been pointed out you can just run a start...

As has been pointed out you can just run a start wire to the starter mounted solenoid, and a hot #2 or so cable to the starter.

But - the starter mounted solenoid is no toy. You will need a big boy...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Yes - you need to install the starter...

Yes - you need to install the starter solenoid.

Carl
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I note with interest the G3X Operating Manual...

I note with interest the G3X Operating Manual calling out both Pitot and GPS feeds needed for operation of the AHRS.

With such integrated systems one would hope for these layered crosschecks and...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Carl Froehlich
This is the point in the build where you make the...

This is the point in the build where you make the transition from kit assembler to builder.

Vans cannot foresee all the various permutation of how builders will configure their projects. Look at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Dynon SkyView - period. The performance is as...

Dynon SkyView - period. The performance is as advertised and the after the sale service sets the bar for the industry. I have a lot of hard IFR hours with this system and find it superb for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sorry Bob, we are looking at systems failure risk...

Sorry Bob, we are looking at systems failure risk through very different lenses. I dont look at a single component like a master solenoid and try to figure out how to add a backup if it fails. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Every article on aviation oil I’ve seen leads me...

Every article on aviation oil I’ve seen leads me to the conclusion that at best MMO will not hurt.

On the other hand, there is strong consensus that CamGuard provides corrosion protection. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,555
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Mark - if you hang it off the spider recommend...

Mark - if you hang it off the spider recommend using steel fittings. You may want to do some sort of periodic inspection of the spider to make sure the weight of the cube and associated moment arm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,555
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I guess I dont run the boost pump as long as you...

I guess I dont run the boost pump as long as you do.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Reread my post. The 1/8 pins are filed down on...

Reread my post. The 1/8 pins are filed down on the ends so they make the bend. They are full size along the top flat parts. This takes out the slop that exists between the 1/8 hinge eyes and the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Do a GAMI spread data run to check for an air...

Do a GAMI spread data run to check for an air leak on #3.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Never liked the look of screws or camlock on the...

Never liked the look of screws or camlock on the cowl (to each his own).

I used hinges with the following mods:
- On the top, instead of using the 3/32 pin in the 1/8 hinge, I used a 1/8 SS pin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As most RV-10s need a battery mounted aft, when...

As most RV-10s need a battery mounted aft, when you add the second master contactor just modify for two PC-625 batteries instead of the whatever big one you are using. Run both batteries in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,555
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I just went around the tree on this myself. This...

I just went around the tree on this myself. This is what I did in the past:
- RV-8A with backfitted AirFlow Performance injection, the Grand Rapid fuel sender (smaller than the Red Cube) in the line...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,271
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Just build a new flap. It will take less time...

Just build a new flap. It will take less time and a lot less cursing.

If you repair, you have a constant reminder to live with.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Aaron, Adding a second master switch and...

Aaron,

Adding a second master switch and solenoid in parallel will address this one issue, but sorry to say the single master switch and solenoid are not, in my opinion, your main single point...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Carl Froehlich
For that combo a battery in the forward baggage...

For that combo a battery in the forward baggage well would be about right. Two batteries could be done as well, one on each side of the fuselage on the floor just aft of the firewall. Did that on...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By Carl Froehlich
$975 to do a 5 minute job and replace a $1...

$975 to do a 5 minute job and replace a $1 battery. Is it any wonder why the TSO side of Garmin is so disliked?

I too would like to hear if anyone has replaced one of these batteries. The 10 year...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Have you tried shortening the rudder cables by...

Have you tried shortening the rudder cables by adjusting the nut on the firewall rudder cable anchor?

Carl
Forum: Propellers 08-27-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Got one from Air Craft Spruce a couple of months...

Got one from Air Craft Spruce a couple of months ago.

Carl
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Wheel pants and/or gear leg fairing not properly...

Wheel pants and/or gear leg fairing not properly rigged can put the ball way out.

As you say this is as you got the plane the option is to bite the bullet, pull them all off and start over. With...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,269
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As Mike states, there is reams of data on heavy...

As Mike states, there is reams of data on heavy wing.

I offer that most common issues are the aileron not properly rigged (to high/low). Check this first. Squeezing the trailing edge will do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Carl Froehlich
+1 on Jesses note. There is no reason to buy...

+1 on Jesses note.

There is no reason to buy the Garmin 750 over the 650. The value of these boxes is the TSO certified navigator, and both have the same. While the larger 750 display is at best...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Carl Froehlich
A nice locking toggle switch for Master(s) is...

A nice locking toggle switch for Master(s) is always nice. Ive used various brands, right now Im using this one: https://www.alliedelec.com/nkk-switches-s6al/70192232/

I use the same type of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I did another fit up of the spinner with both...

I did another fit up of the spinner with both front and rear plates using just the spacer between the backplate and the hub. Results:
- There is 1/8 or so clearance between the backplate and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,453
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Mark - I cant offer cause and effect for...

Mark - I cant offer cause and effect for Lightspeed. Perhaps my assumption that the Lightspeed ignition is the issue is wrong, but as I been around this tree I think a swap out with a loaner from...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Bill, Here is a post I did on RV-10 cabin heat. ...

Bill,

Here is a post I did on RV-10 cabin heat. I offer it does what you want, but is much easier and avoids potentially problems.

One other suggestion, replace the 2” SCAT hose in the tunnel with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I sent a note to Allan at Cummins Spinners on the...

I sent a note to Allan at Cummins Spinners on the issue. He tells me he is looking at the issue and will offer a fix to those that purchased the spinner.

Carl
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