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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By BillL
Dear Mr Internet Expert, the OP stated that the...

Dear Mr Internet Expert, the OP stated that the alternator is a PLANE POWER. ;)

It has a special brush holder with the tab that usually connects to the B buss severed and attached only to the "I"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By BillL
Back to basics . . .

First, the alternator wire that has the jumper (the I terminal in the center) must be connected to the hot side of the battery (+12V). As Carl mentions, that should be your first stop with the volt...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By BillL
Do what you can with the cowl off.

Easy to test, and timing is too. Both while the cowl is off. Others will require flight testing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,498
Posted By BillL
If I was back in grad school this would present...

If I was back in grad school this would present quite an interesting engineering mechanics derivation challenge. Natural frequency calculation of a tapered rod with a spinning mass at the end....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,269
Posted By BillL
Size (swage) the holes an the NAS require much less pounding.

I measured all the holes and confirmed the fit was caused by minute misalignment of the various layers of the thinner webs. So - rather than accept a onetime installation of the NAS, or reaming (eek)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,269
Posted By BillL
Looking good!!

That looks good Michael - making measurements indicates you are being careful. My bolts were a bit different in size but this will do the job, and you can remove them when the wing spar is partially...
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By BillL
Yes . . . it is sobering to look back and say, I...

Yes . . . it is sobering to look back and say, I flew my first flight in a TD as my first RV and TD solo.

Congratulations on the progress . . sorry, but building phase overlaps Phase I as there are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By BillL
+1

Note in my post I said "good connections"? When testing a PP alternator on my "bench" I was using some alligator clips. It was impossible to get a good, consistent voltage out of the unit and had to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By BillL
Alternator system would be my first check, in...

Alternator system would be my first check, in depth. Remove and bench test it. Check for AC content (>.03v), ground the F terminal and see if the voltage rises, remove the rear shield, check the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,498
Posted By BillL
Curious . . .not challenging . .

I thought the carbon fibers was around 77(million), with steels in the 28-30 range? Are you talking about the composite modulus with weaving and resin in a finished state?

Ok, I looked it up,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-15-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By BillL
Clearly a defective design.

Mine was the "I" post not connection. A jumper to the high amp side would have fixed it.

I think this part has a design deprovement. I had one that increasingly would click but no connection. It...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By BillL
+1

This happened to me and wasted a lot of time with the leak test, and governor work.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,469
Posted By BillL
The Plane Power has a 2.75" pulley & runs...

The Plane Power has a 2.75" pulley & runs 9570RPM @ 2700 engine RPM. The bearings/grease are rated for 15,000.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,469
Posted By BillL
Paul, do you have the plane power 60 A or an...

Paul, do you have the plane power 60 A or an automotive alternator now?
Picture maybe?? Email sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,773
Posted By BillL
Until now,

I have never felt special . . . but Google photos always show for me. I wonder why? Oops, gift horse? Never mind.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By BillL
Maybe it is just a case of greener grass . . but . .

I wished I had had one for my 7, and told my self I'd have one next time.

But, not having one did train me to think differently about where/how to do some things to avoid doing it again. I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By BillL
And so it begins . . . .

Your first lesson learned. This way of thinking will serve you well, look, think, ask, then choose a course of action satisfying your needs for information. Otherwise, you will get new parts then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By BillL
Where would you put the strain gages, Dan, inside...

Where would you put the strain gages, Dan, inside the crank nose, it would need to be hollow in the front bearing area? That might be the cleanest location, for length, to get torsional data. Then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By BillL
Be organized.Very!

You will have to know your planes performance vs density, gross weight, temperature, and humidity, and use the engine correction factors. Not an easy task, but doable.

BTW is is very difficult to...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By BillL
Very nice!! This is the best (only actually)...

Very nice!! This is the best (only actually) identification of the two 6" wheels I have seen. Bob Avery asked which wheel I wanted. But the way he asked, suggested there was more to this . . . I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,826
Posted By BillL
Good description of the function . . . The...

Good description of the function . . .


The force needed is very low and consistent with the right lube and adjustment. Although a fingernail works for me, the tool is easier and need not be very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By BillL
Thanks for this link!!!

Nice to see the reviews, and multiples at that. It would be recommended that they be checked before purchase.

I have been using an MWJ 25 amp power supply for a couple of years. Adjustable voltage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,986
Posted By BillL
Well, the volumetric efficiency with the shorter...

Well, the volumetric efficiency with the shorter stroke is the same a the 360 running at 2400 rpm. This might allow a touch better breathing and better power. 193 seems a little much, more than 180...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By BillL
In a word -NO I was loaned one you mentioned for...

In a word -NO

I was loaned one you mentioned for my RV7 and the wheels are too tall fit under the fuse for lifting the tail wheel. It did not work.

I got a Bogert bar for specifically for the 7...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-28-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By BillL
Send me an email, that gives me yours, and I'll...

Send me an email, that gives me yours, and I'll send all the copies of SJ instructions that I have. PDF files.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By BillL
I have an assortment of scrapers of various...

I have an assortment of scrapers of various width. A couple made from old screwdrivers. The best tip shape I have found is not a wedge to a point, but a truncated wedge to a .020-.040" blunt end....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By BillL
Keith, is this seal for a press-in replacement...

Keith, is this seal for a press-in replacement for the felt seals?

Thanks, Bill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,796
Posted By BillL
I have no experience with this chatter, but you...

I have no experience with this chatter, but you might want to check the alignment with the disc to the backing plate of the caliper. If the bracket, or pins, cause it to be twisted, then the twist of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,444
Posted By BillL
Excellent thread progression, Andy. The CHT/oil...

Excellent thread progression, Andy. The CHT/oil temps might have a larger delta on a max angle of climb at full throttle. At cruise and steady speeds I have similar results to you (for changes), a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By BillL
A couple of questions. Reliability - have you...

A couple of questions.

Reliability - have you found and identifiable issues with the additional connections?

Wire Identification - I see a lot of white wires, a) how do you mark./identify the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By BillL
I used these spring clamps. Hose Clamp, Dia...

I used these spring clamps.

Hose Clamp, Dia 17mm x0.85mm from Grainger.com item #2UTG4

It was an experiment with 6000 hose from Spruce. It is dry as a bone for last 100 hrs, at least from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By BillL
If there is oil inside the cowl and drips...

If there is oil inside the cowl and drips observed on the bottom of points on the underside of the engine, there is a leak. I have chased and found a number of small leaks on my engine since first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By BillL
Thanks, Paul, it appears the company is in...

Thanks, Paul, it appears the company is in Israel, and will be in the mail for a while. It was the only source I could find.

I bought 3 just in case. :D I was thinking about casting the same...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By BillL
If you use them, use the ones with a lock tab...

If you use them, use the ones with a lock tab from Spruce. I tried the serrated style from HF on a test piece and they would spin too easily. Even when crimped well. I used nut plates instead for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By BillL
Zenon Flash tube for Whelen Tip??

I have my Whelen HDACF system on the bench and apparently the tip strobes are no good. The plan is to get it working and sell it.

New ones (A610) from Whelen are $200+. Since we are experimental,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,375
Posted By BillL
Looking at his FlightAware history, it looks like...

Looking at his FlightAware history, it looks like he might have some reserve. The streaming is fantastic! Not highly processed or crystal clear, but fuels the spirit real time.

Bob Mills placed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By BillL
Shoot me an email and I'll send a pdf of...

Shoot me an email and I'll send a pdf of instructions/templates. They are old and you will need to judge if they are what you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,995
Posted By BillL
You might want to weigh it Steve. It is a liquid...

You might want to weigh it Steve. It is a liquid in there, the pressure is vapor pressure at unit temperature. I think the gage shows full until the liquid is depleted. My unit loses weight each...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,470
Posted By BillL
Let's not discredit a factual post . . . but

Why move the cube when you can install a longer heat shield? Honestly . . . stock or not, it looks sorta short and exposed to the upper exhaust pipe. And your experience is an indication it could use...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By BillL
Probably not epoxy, but the good news is that...

Probably not epoxy, but the good news is that epoxy will stick to any of the possibilities. So just use epoxy for assembly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By BillL
Actual numbers, all fun

As a data point,

10038' AltB, 8.1C OAT (+23.4F) 159 KTAS (yes, it is slow)

Ambient from Chart = 20.55 in-Hg absolute
Dynamic pressure = .8642 in-Hg
MAP from G3x = 20.7 in-hg
Pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By BillL
KBLI, Bellingham, WA Hangars 9/11-17?

I am headed from Illinois to Bellingham to visit my son and do some area flying including Vancouver Island.

Does anyone have some information on hangar availability in the area?

Thanks,

Bill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,639
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up My vote: Best answer.

My vote: Best answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,888
Posted By BillL
Perfect, worthy of an inspirational poster. ...

Perfect, worthy of an inspirational poster.



Then you should not feel bad, he truly had a chance and assumed the risk.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By BillL
Will James gave me a tip, he said take a piece of...

Will James gave me a tip, he said take a piece of plexiglas and 4 to 6 screws from the backside of the cowl face, Slide the plexiglas behind the spinner, and advance the screws until it pushes the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By BillL
The combustion side is looking great, I assume...

The combustion side is looking great, I assume the oil sample analyses remaining consistent?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,010
Posted By BillL
Great Job Team!!

It is great to see collaboration of a common design emerging for builders to use and remove some of the experimental risk of a build while adding durability and reliability to our birds. Congrats to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By BillL
Anecdotal Story

More than 45 years ago I discovered the wonder of Permatex Aviation #3 and it became my go-to sealant all those years for anything NPT. I used it for gasket and gasket-less (VW cases) with perfect...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,848
Posted By BillL
Dragging up the past here, but I am doing some...

Dragging up the past here, but I am doing some research for this job and page 11/13 of the SB says that the contact point of the dial indicator (measurement point) should be 1.19" relative to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By BillL
Me too, I have to cut 32 different pieces to make...

Me too, I have to cut 32 different pieces to make a plenum. I have finally started stacking several layers and lay templates on over the piece and roller cut by hand.

I would love to have them cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,370
Posted By BillL
I saw your Flightaware track and it was almost...

I saw your Flightaware track and it was almost over PIA. I think you were flying over right about 4 pm. There was a nasty area building about that time, not a storm but all the winds, glad it was ok...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,370
Posted By BillL
Wave when you pass Peoria, my house is right...

Wave when you pass Peoria, my house is right under your flight path. Halfway between Peoria KPIA and Lacon, (C75). Look for the horseshoe shaped lake off your right wing, along the railroad tracks....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By BillL
Apparently there are several failure modes with the same symptoms.

I had the exact same symptoms. I put wires to on the start solenoid power in, and on the starter solenoid activation post to measure voltage and found that it was the (Vans sourced) start solenoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,370
Posted By BillL
C75 is on your way . . .

I did not look at your route closely. C75 is near your great circle route, I can have lunch, a car, and room if needed. Maybe a hangar, I'll check if you get this way. It is only 526 mn (32%) of your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,370
Posted By BillL
Great to hear your baby is coming back home. I...

Great to hear your baby is coming back home. I can not help with your question. Did you build an airstrip to go with the ranch?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By BillL
Here is what I did to perfectly align the...

Here is what I did to perfectly align the receptacle holes to the cleco holes. I could not use the back light method and get the holes perfect, they were off 1/2 diameter sometimes. This method...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By BillL
All good?

Now we're are on this topic, I found a little oil in the bottom of the cylinder on one bank for my M1B on it's oil change, 95hr TT. Maybe a 1" wide pool, and a 50 or so little lead balls. I get about...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By BillL
Oh the horror . . . .(hair pulling emoji)

Oh the horror . . . .(hair pulling emoji)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By BillL
Print the last 2 pages and laminate, very useful...

Print the last 2 pages and laminate, very useful reference for general maintenance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By BillL
Recommendation . .

Be sure to order the full digital plans from Vans on thumb drive. They include all the OP drawings too. Very helpful just to know what exists, no other place to know.
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By BillL
Beautiful monster! I am jealous of speed...

Beautiful monster!

I am jealous of speed regulation down to 1700 though. :( ;)
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Like Button I am just disappointed my tubes are...

Like Button

I am just disappointed my tubes are Aluminum instead of Aurum.
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