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Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-07-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By mfleming
I also think this would be a major challenge to...

I also think this would be a major challenge to fit this engine to a -10.

That being said, it does look like they are making progress and are reporting on the progress regularly through this Vlog...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By mfleming
Unless your installing a Garmin GSU-25 AHRS...

Unless your installing a Garmin GSU-25 AHRS module, then that mounts behind the EFIS. (at least that's what SteinAir is telling me)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,811
Posted By mfleming
Question So, is this landing light going to be available...

So, is this landing light going to be available separately? The one I see on the website has four lights. Below images from FlyLED...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,907
Posted By mfleming
Hijacked Thread - back on topic

So, you windshield cleaners realize you completely hijacked this thread from post #6 on.

Anyone else have information about the OP question on encountering problems with getting the plastic canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,872
Posted By mfleming
Yes, I agree the title is more suited to a...

Yes, I agree the title is more suited to a tabloid.

He does describe the difficulties of preloading bolts properly in a way that I had not thought of before.

The question that seems to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,872
Posted By mfleming
Cool Dangers of Replacing a Cylinder

I ran across this article by Mike Busch on the dangers of replacing a cylinder unless the engine is off the airplane and in the shop. Even then this article says there is still a big risk by doing...
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By mfleming
I love taildraggers and think a -9 is really cool...

I love taildraggers and think a -9 is really cool but this might be a little provocative. My guess is they can all end up on their backs given the right circumstances.

In Alaska back in the day,...
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By mfleming
Buy her some RV tailwheel time with Mr. Mike...

Buy her some RV tailwheel time with Mr. Mike Seager (Vernonia, Oregon)
if she still wants a -7A, well thatís the way it is...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By mfleming
I remember the Gap 26 being a tight fit into the...

I remember the Gap 26 being a tight fit into the Dynon and having to massage it a bit but my log didn't say anything, so it must not have been to...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By mfleming
Interesting :cool: I'm sure others will disagree...

Interesting :cool:

I'm sure others will disagree but I thought the Gretz mast was crude...sent it back and got the Dynon mast which, to me, is a much nicer product.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By mfleming
Question +1 on no mast from Stein's. I, like you...

+1 on no mast from Stein's.

I, like you purchased the Dynon pitot mast (http://dynonstore.com/#!/AOA-Pitot-Mount-Bracket/p/65689077) and separately ordered the Gap 26 heated pitot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,811
Posted By mfleming
It's not to late... I put one of these...

It's not to late...

I put one of these (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CO8YNYY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) in my duckworth cut out for a taxi light. and was going to put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,811
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Add me as interested in just the landing light...

Add me as interested in just the landing light for a -7 (using certified nav/strobe)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By mfleming
My -7 was delivered professionally uncrated. It...

My -7 was delivered professionally uncrated. It was protected with moving pads and rope. It survived an 8 hr trip unscathed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By mfleming
Question Static Port Tubing Equal distance

-7 QB Slider fuselage, Dynon static ports.

Searching through the archives I've seen only a little bit about plumbing the static tubing near the ports.

My static ports are installed and I'm ready to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By mfleming
Man, some of you guys must be made of money ;)

Man, some of you guys must be made of money ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By mfleming
I respect your experience and knowledge but those...

I respect your experience and knowledge but those are a lot of assumptions my friend.

Following the overhaul manual and reusing where approved and replacing when indicated is an overhaul. To say...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By mfleming
Question Granted things may have changed in the many years...

Granted things may have changed in the many years since I was active in the A&P business but if one follows the engine manufactures overhaul guidelines then the engine is considered overhauled. Not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By mfleming
Those sound like excellent ideas...will do!

Those sound like excellent ideas...will do!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Van's Called Back

So I heard back from Van's.

They thought the numbers I posted earlier were within the tolerances needed to successfully mount the wings.

Chamfer the spar ends and use a block of wood to lever the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By mfleming
I called Van's and they are conferring with Gus...

I called Van's and they are conferring with Gus and will call back :o
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By mfleming
Unhappy Wing Spar Center Section Fit

-7, standard wing kit, QB fuselage.

I made some measurements today (after Van's tech support closed of course) that have me a bit worried.

I measured my wing spar thickness and my center section...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By mfleming
They had some trouble with their phone system a...

They had some trouble with their phone system a couple months ago. Hopefully thats all it is.
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,095
Posted By mfleming
I'm getting my popcorn. This might get...

I'm getting my popcorn. This might get interesting fast :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By mfleming
I can't believe this post never received any...

I can't believe this post never received any responses :confused:

I'm very interested in using a torch to finish my canopy edges. This looks like a great way to relieve stress.

Here's a how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
Talking So I thought I would give an update since I...

So I thought I would give an update since I started this thread.

In the end, I decided to return the Efii pump. Robert accepted the pump and refunded the purchase price. I thank him for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By mfleming
As others have said on/off switch will be fine....

As others have said on/off switch will be fine.
Here's a unregulated heated pitot (https://www.steinair.com/product/garmin-gap-26-heated-pitot-tube-with-aoa-unregulated/) that's not quite as old as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
Yes, that's right. Here's EFii's animation...

Yes, that's right.

Here's EFii's animation (https://www.flyefii.com/products/boost-pump/pump-off/) of the flow path with the BPM boost pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
The BPM-1 boost pumps is not the same pump that’s...

The BPM-1 boost pumps is not the same pump that’s installed with the full dual EFii setup. On the boost pump setup, typically there’s no return line for cooling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
I can't see how the Airtex and Walbro pumps can...

I can't see how the Airtex and Walbro pumps can be much different in pumping capacity. They both operate at 12volts and pull about 4.3amps so that equates to 51.5watts...looks like their both doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the kind words. Pat's flap actuator...

Thanks for the kind words.

Pat's flap actuator should be a nice upgrade to the -7. Having internal limit switches and internal position sensing is great.

Pat recommended this flap switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
Looking at the Airflow Performance PDF Dan linked...

Looking at the Airflow Performance PDF Dan linked to tells me the Airflow pump operates in an identical fashion as the EFii pump.

It seems to me the EFii pump I bought would hold up for continuous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up PH Aviation Flap Actuator Install in a RV-7

Yesterday I finished the installation of a PH Aviation flap actuator. This is a short post of the fabrication and installation process. As the website states, it's not a direct replacement. But it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
The manufacture say's not to be used continuous....

The manufacture say's not to be used continuous. And doesn't say for how long I can run it otherwise. (I asked twice, two different emails).
Not having much boost pump experience and this is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
I'm pretty sure the problem is just with my...

I'm pretty sure the problem is just with my understanding of how the boost pump can be operated.
Many people recommend these pumps on VAF. Here's a link to the pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
Yes, I know...I was hoping to not bring up the...

Yes, I know...I was hoping to not bring up the pump manufacture. But your right.

The pump is the EFii BPM-1
I'm very pleased with the customer service and the pump looks like it top notch quality....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
The pump recycles fuel internally...not back to...

The pump recycles fuel internally...not back to the tanks like in the electronic fuel injection systems.

The manufacturer of this pump says that due to constant fuel recycling while on, it is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
This pump is going in a -7 with a I0-360 with non...

This pump is going in a -7 with a I0-360 with non automotive fuel injection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
Many instructors in the past 48 years ;) No boost...

Many instructors in the past 48 years ;)
No boost pumps involved except for last week and that instructor did not seem to be the guru on boost pumps :rolleyes:

I'm just trying to understand the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
But if you did, how long would the pump run until...

But if you did, how long would the pump run until there was trouble and what kind of trouble would that be ;)

PS-I PM'ed you some more info:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By mfleming
Boost Pump Operation

So I really did search high and low for this information but no joy.

I recently bought (but have not installed) a boost pump.
I've just learned that the pump cannot be run continuously. It seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By mfleming
If you notice, the other factory screws have this...

If you notice, the other factory screws have this same indents but their screws have been peened to squish into those indents which lock them in place.

Peening is a age old method of locking a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,857
Posted By mfleming
Thank you for this breath of fresh air :) I'm in...

Thank you for this breath of fresh air :)

I'm in the process of planning my electrical system and was getting concerned that my system was too simple.

Back-up battery for the EFIS, back-up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Yes, mine appears to be lubed as well. I...

Yes, mine appears to be lubed as well.

I haven't pulled the fitting off yet (dang those 'O' rings are snug :eek:) but will make sure they are properly lubed before they go back together.

PS-were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By mfleming
Thanks Carl :)

Thanks Carl :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By mfleming
Andair Valve Fitting

So my beautiful but very expensive Andair fuel valve arrived from Van's yesterday.

The AN ports are aimed sideway and I would like to rotate them 90° so they point down. The four little screws are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Thanks for the photos Ed. One Fleming helping...

Thanks for the photos Ed.
One Fleming helping another from half way around the world.... VAF is great!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up :D Very Good...I'm a little slow today.

:D Very Good...I'm a little slow today.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mfleming
So I'm not sure what "close the longitudinal...

So I'm not sure what "close the longitudinal angle" means... By slightly enlarging the holes, this lets the angle to be closed??
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mfleming
-7 F-7114 Gusset Fit

Im fitting the F-7114 fuselage gussets.

http://myplace.frontier.com/~tokosha/rv7/vaf/7114_plans.jpg


The right side install was easy but the left side gusset is obviously ill fitting. I read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By mfleming
Cool Or maybe...

Or maybe not...

http://myplace.frontier.com/~tokosha/rv7/vaf/graph.png
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,206
Posted By mfleming
What stainless did you use? Aircraft Spruce sells...

What stainless did you use? Aircraft Spruce sells 301, 302 & 304 and .016 seems to be the thinnest . (in a previous post I think you said .008 was the thickness)
Forum: Northwest 03-15-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Joseph Oregon...

...is the most beautiful place in Oregon (KJSY).
The airport is less than a mile from town and has a free airport car and free bicycles.
We also have an awesome Fly-in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By mfleming
Nice, I've heard of people doing this. I mounted...

Nice, I've heard of people doing this.
I mounted one of my Dynon ports to a pice of scrap today. It pretty much has the same profile as a slightly bigger rivet from Vans.
I'm tempted to grind down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By mfleming
Yesterday I talked with Van's support (Eric). We...

Yesterday I talked with Van's support (Eric). We discussed the various options. Van's sells the rivet and a nicer port that has a threaded connection. Basically the advice I received was, just don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By mfleming
Unhappy How the heck did I miss that line :confused: OK...

How the heck did I miss that line :confused:

OK ... thoroughly embarrassed :(

Everyone can move on....nothing to see here ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By mfleming
Cool Static Port Conundrum

Installing the static ports (Dynon) was next on my list.

All was well, I had the port locations marked on both sides of the fuselage, researched wether I was going to use the Dynon ports or order...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By mfleming
Yes, your absolutely correct to be careful with...

Yes, your absolutely correct to be careful with any W&B sheet.
I should have put a disclaimer in my post (the W&B sheet isn't mine).


On the data sheet, the proper figures can be inputed with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,946
Posted By mfleming
The wiring has been weighing on me lately. It...

The wiring has been weighing on me lately. It DOES seem like a big job. and it needs to be right. Just this morning I printed out outlines of the -7 and will start marking the wiring runs like you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up I agree with Paul...

...just do the math and update the books. That's how its done in the certified world unless theres a major modification that needs re-weighing.

Here's a link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,946
Posted By mfleming
Right On. I guess when I think Dynon, I'm...

Right On. I guess when I think Dynon, I'm thinking Advanced also.

And that new Advance digital breaker box that is competing with the VP-X looks pretty cool :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,946
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the advice on wiring :) I wish there...

Thanks for the advice on wiring :)

I wish there were some RV builders near me :(
I'm living in rural eastern Oregon. I'm lucky to have someone who built a -9A a few years ago to mentor me but he's...
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