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Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By lr172
Good thing you didn't try yesterday. Heavy fog...

Good thing you didn't try yesterday. Heavy fog all day. Vis was 1/4 mile or less at times.

Larry
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By lr172
Not experienced as both my engines had...

Not experienced as both my engines had non-adjustable caps, though I can't imagine that it is ok that it can be turned with light finger pressure. However, if it were me, I would examine the male...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By lr172
My full size ipad is mounted on the panel and I...

My full size ipad is mounted on the panel and I very much appreciate the large size. I might feel differently if it was resting on my thigh. Mine is an air 2 and it's anti-reflective coating is...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By lr172
Question on Flap Motor Installation

On the 6, the flap motor runs to it's fully extended stop, then we adjust the flaps retracted position to match via the turnbuckle/linkage rod. On the 10, the flap position is set when it hits the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-14-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By lr172
Perfect timing. Need one for the 10. WIll...

Perfect timing. Need one for the 10. WIll PM.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By lr172
ACK vs Airtex ELT

I am getting ready to order an ELT for the 10 and plan for either the ACK or Airtex $500 406 versions. I have read a fair amount here, but it's a good mix of opinions. Any toughts on which of these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By lr172
Not in 600 hours here.

Not in 600 hours here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By lr172
Because they aren't required. We have been...

Because they aren't required. We have been building engines this way for almost a century and time has proven the current method to be quite adequate and provides for significant longevity. Many...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By lr172
That's interesting. I don't remember seeing this...

That's interesting. I don't remember seeing this in the finishing kit.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By lr172
+1 I did this on the 6 and it makes a very stiff...

+1

I did this on the 6 and it makes a very stiff door that won't bow.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By lr172
I wouldn't worry about fogging in midwest...

I wouldn't worry about fogging in midwest winters. The only fogging I get is on the ground and easily cleared by opening the canopy for 10 seconds. Flying them without heat is another matter. I...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By lr172
Not impossible to access, just difficult and...

Not impossible to access, just difficult and painfull. I am unsure if the firewall is structural, but I would recommend against an access panel.

Larry
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By lr172
I have two full sets of these that came with my...

I have two full sets of these that came with my kit that I am not going to use. Will sell at a good price if interested.

Larry
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By lr172
I follow this approach. i don't view the wings...

I follow this approach. i don't view the wings as removable items and therefore no need for a connector. I like to wire the wings and fuse separately before mounting. I leave extra wire and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By lr172
If you do some searching here, I think you will...

If you do some searching here, I think you will find that the PP alternator is anything but an "upgrade."

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By lr172
This bypass prevents an exploding filter canister...

This bypass prevents an exploding filter canister if there is blockage in the filter. It cannot cause low oil pressure.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By lr172
I found a 7.9mm bit at Mcmaster carr. It is...

I found a 7.9mm bit at Mcmaster carr. It is .311" and only $5.00

Larry
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By lr172
Thanks Tom!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By lr172
Thanks Tom. I have one there already. Larry

Thanks Tom. I have one there already.

Larry
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-10-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By lr172
When I talked to Catto at OSH, they told me they...

When I talked to Catto at OSH, they told me they designed their blades for the McCauly hub. I was kind of surprised, as I expected the experimental market to dominated by the Hartzell hub. You may...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input. Did you run shielded wire...

Thanks for the input. Did you run shielded wire for the Baja's?
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By lr172
What brand of lights on the older plane? On the...

What brand of lights on the older plane? On the 6, I have Baja's on both sides, but now that you mention this, I am not sure I have flown an approach with the lights on.
Larry
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By lr172
Yeah, I considered that, but they are on both...

Yeah, I considered that, but they are on both sides and required by law, so not really part of the decision. I went with FlyLeds and using shielded wire runs. I haven't heard any negative reports...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By lr172
Thanks. Be carefull with too many holes. The...

Thanks. Be carefull with too many holes. The bottom of the interior of my 6 is very oily. I am convinced that either the water coming in the hole brings the oil from the belly or, more likely the...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By lr172
NAV Interference

I will be installing an archer VOR antenna in the wingtip and coax will run in a conduit with other wiring. One wing has a servo that will generate PWM output for RAC servo trim. The ohter wing...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By lr172
On my 6, I used a foil+f/g+adhesive (search cool...

On my 6, I used a foil+f/g+adhesive (search cool matt) on the engine side of the firewall to keep unwanted heat out of the cabin. It has worked well for me on the 6 and will do the same on the 10. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By lr172
Fuse Drain Hole

Did a search but couldn't find anything. Where are you guys putting a fuselage drain hole in the 10? I have 2 on the 6A and glad I did, as I have had a few events where I took on a lot of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By lr172
Engines have optimal wall/head temperatures to...

Engines have optimal wall/head temperatures to achieve efficient combustion and generally speaking, the warmer the better at least up to a point. However, at certain temps other bad things happen...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By lr172
a thick, straight weight oil like the 50 weight...

a thick, straight weight oil like the 50 weight W100 is going to produce a lot more pressure when cold due to it's viscosity when cold. This is normal and expected. It's too thick for winter op's...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By lr172
other have posted some good ideas. I would also...

other have posted some good ideas. I would also suggest one of the aluminum pin receptacle plates from sean instead of the uhmw piece. This, with two steel screws into the aluminum frame should be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the info. Feel better now. I think I...

Thanks for the info. Feel better now. I think I will add an on/off switch to allow the reversion if I like the G5 data over the G3X.

Larry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By lr172
I am intending to use a G5 as a backup ADHRS with...

I am intending to use a G5 as a backup ADHRS with my non-touch G3X installation. Is there any other way to use the G5's ADHRS, in the event the GSU 25 becomes unreliable or fails outright? If not,...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By lr172
That is to put the engine back to it's optimal...

That is to put the engine back to it's optimal angle relative to the fuse centerline, not to raise it a degree or so from it designed angle. I would not recommend changing the designed angle to...
Forum: Polishing your RV 12-05-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By lr172
I couldn't say whether the pin holes are...

I couldn't say whether the pin holes are corrossion or something else like a defect, though my first guess would be corrosion. That said, most that I have seen is surface based and tends to grow...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By lr172
I put my grounding bus on the sub-panel, as I...

I put my grounding bus on the sub-panel, as I figured it would be misery if it was on the firewall. I will let the aircraft structure be the ground to the engine and am not worried that it don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,869
Posted By lr172
Same here. 600 hours on my automotive alternator...

Same here. 600 hours on my automotive alternator without a hiccup. You couldn't pay me to install a PP alternator based upon all of the problems I have read about. Clearly they have some serious...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By lr172
Thanks Jim. I will follow that approach. I plan...

Thanks Jim. I will follow that approach. I plan tosten grips, so should be easy. I suspect some weed wacker line might make a decent "fish line."
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By lr172
Routing Stick Wires

How are you guys running the wire loom for your sticks? It would seem that I could come out the bottom if I take care to tie off the loom to the stick, but I have not put on the heim's yet to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By lr172
I have a bunch of aeroflash parts that I pulled...

I have a bunch of aeroflash parts that I pulled from my 6 at 100 hours. Happy to sell you any of the parts at a good price, including bulbs.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By lr172
Was this typical condensation on the inside of...

Was this typical condensation on the inside of the windshield or on the outside? Icing comes from liquid moisture hitting the plane and then freezing. This requires "visible moisture,"such as in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By lr172
Without knowing how you wired your plane, it...

Without knowing how you wired your plane, it would be tough to guess why the EFIS installation would cause it.

How did you ground the nav and ldg lights? Back to a common ground or a frame ground?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lr172
Yea, always plenty of traffic around 06C to keep...

Yea, always plenty of traffic around 06C to keep your screen full. Glad it was a good trip for you. Hopefully you brought her back on Saturday. Sunday was ugly with a lot of icing risk. I flew my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lr172
I found some. Thanks for all of the input. Larry

I found some. Thanks for all of the input.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lr172
Looking for Hose w/o steel reinforcement

I need a 2" hose to feed the overhead console in my 10. This hose will pass relatively close (maybe 6" or less) to the magnetometer mounted up high. I am trying to find a 2" hose that does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By lr172
It's not possible to generate 26" at 8K, so the...

It's not possible to generate 26" at 8K, so the snubber is not your issue. It's an instrumentation / sensor / wiring issue.

A vacuum leak would also show MAP readings higher than normal at idle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,945
Posted By lr172
As a general statement, this is bad advice,...

As a general statement, this is bad advice, though it has it's place with much of the safety wire used in a plane. The one place that I believe strongly in safety wire is with my wood prop. Wood,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,945
Posted By lr172
Bolts, when torqued to their engineered...

Bolts, when torqued to their engineered specifications, hold quite well with no inclination to un-thread themselves. They are used in literally millions of applications from cars to skyscrapers. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By lr172
I did several tests and proceeded with the...

I did several tests and proceeded with the following approach. All holes started with a standard #40 drill bit. Proceed much slower than normal, allowing the drill tip to generate a lot of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,446
Posted By lr172
+1 I added a little fence to my static ports to...

+1

I added a little fence to my static ports to resolve an error (ASI was reading high) at cruise speed and lowering the indicated cruise raised my "indicated" stall speed by 8 MPH. It seems the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By lr172
Restriction needs to be smaller than you would...

Restriction needs to be smaller than you would think. Pin was about an inch long and about half way between source and sensor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By lr172
In my 6A (FP prop w/ 20# crush plate), I can't...

In my 6A (FP prop w/ 20# crush plate), I can't get more than 50#'s back there without hitting the aft CG limit and pitch control getting unpleasant in landing operations. You would need a lot more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By lr172
I saw fluctuations when mine was installed in #3,...

I saw fluctuations when mine was installed in #3, but the swing was only an inch. I put a solid metal piece in the tube with a #60 drill hole in it. That stabilized it nicely and this method is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By lr172
If the fuel flow and RPM aren't moving with the...

If the fuel flow and RPM aren't moving with the MAP, it's an instrumentation issue. You won't see swings of that magnitude from the typical small vacuum oscillatoins due to the pickup on one cyl...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By lr172
I have read about this and plan to look for it...

I have read about this and plan to look for it once flying. I would probably try some UHMW tape that vans sells. I understand it is for friction applications, but don't know how long it would hold...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By lr172
Rivets on Baggage Bulkhead

I will be installing my top next week. The plans have you leave the top 4 rivets out where the baggage bulkhead meets the center brace. I have not seen where they instruct you to put them in. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By lr172
I have one that is either 6.5 or 6.75". Will...

I have one that is either 6.5 or 6.75". Will need to measure. PM me if interested. It is for 7/16" bolts.

Larry
Forum: Florida (South) 11-20-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By lr172
Sorry for the thread drift. Has your research...

Sorry for the thread drift. Has your research showed that it is ok to share expenses with non-owner partners in an experimental plane? I am interested in this approach, but understood the rules to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By lr172
If someone can give you the OD of the sender's...

If someone can give you the OD of the sender's rod, I am sure it is a common size and you can get raw material from mcmaster carr. They have a large variety of steel rod.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By lr172
Assuming Ralph's data is accurate, the tire is 3"...

Assuming Ralph's data is accurate, the tire is 3" bigger, with a 1.5" larger radius. If I remember correctly, the manual has you leave a 1" gap on top of the tire. Upsizing would require a minimum...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,953
Posted By lr172
Thanks for your input. I'll do more...

Thanks for your input. I'll do more searching.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By lr172
It is in the G3X (non-touch) manual that can be...

It is in the G3X (non-touch) manual that can be found online. let me know if you need me to email you the PDF.

Larry
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,953
Posted By lr172
I have seen 40+ amps on the screen for maybe...

I have seen 40+ amps on the screen for maybe 30-60 seconds. In fairness, my steady state draw is around 15 amps, so the battery was only taking around 30 amps.

Larry
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