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Forum: RV-10 Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Nope - you did it right. I filled the gap with...

Nope - you did it right.

I filled the gap with flox, sanded then a thin bid of glass over the top, the micro to finish. After paint it is totally gone.

Carl
Forum: Safety Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The short answer is yes. Just because the...

The short answer is yes.

Just because the screens and filters will keep the flakes out of the engine does not mean the flakes will not clog the screen or filter and fuel starve the engine.

Consider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Carl Froehlich
This is an on going problem. About the only way...

This is an on going problem.

About the only way to check for RFI is to buy one and connect to a power supply that is also feeding a VHF radio and find out.

I bought four of these to replace the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Carl Froehlich
If your engine starts, your alternator is...

If your engine starts, your alternator is grounded. This is not your alternator output problem.

Recommend you do a ďstrategic pauseĒ. Instead of chasing individual items get another builder to...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The days of crawling on your back to go under the...

The days of crawling on your back to go under the panel ended long ago.

Use your time to think out the panel, what gets wired between panel elements (e.g. comm and audio panel) and what gets wired...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Carl Froehlich
To each his own, but adding this proved well...

To each his own, but adding this proved well worth the time.

Carl
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Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I put in small door (some hinge material on top...

I put in small door (some hinge material on top and bottom, some scrap pieces - done). Pull one pin and the door opens. I use it all the time. I have a ground DC power supply connection behind the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,214
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Iíd be interested in just the landing lights as...

Iíd be interested in just the landing lights as well.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I was looking to make a tank out of 1/4Ē carbon...

I was looking to make a tank out of 1/4Ē carbon fiber premade boards (carbon over foam) but this looks like an option. Who made it and how much did it cost?

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Carl Froehlich
No - keep that product and anything like it far...

No - keep that product and anything like it far away from your airplane.

What I do:
- Cut a piece of rigid foam insulation to fit in the rib. Make it 1/16Ē shallower, and 1/16Ē clearance to the rib...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I used two fuse blocks in the first RV (8A). ...

I used two fuse blocks in the first RV (8A). They worked but were a pain everytime I wanted to do anything, and unless you have these things on the front of the panel they are not accessible in...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Just a bad alternator. Repair or replace. Carl

Just a bad alternator. Repair or replace.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Not sure why you are tripping over this. Once...

Not sure why you are tripping over this.

Once you have the panel layout for the avionics, any logical grouping of breakers is the path forward. Drill the holes and mount the breakers - done.

PM me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The Dynon SkyView XPDR is a no brainer. Good...

The Dynon SkyView XPDR is a no brainer. Good price, does TIS on the primary display, and configuring for ADS-B out compliance is simple.

The transponder integrates seamlessly with the SkyView.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Carl Froehlich
What I would do: - Move the airspeed and...

What I would do:
- Move the airspeed and altimeter steam gauges to above the radio stack, side by side, airspeed on left.
- Move the left 10Ē SkyView display further to the left.
- Move the radio...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-12-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Have side exhausts on the six cylinder Franklin...

Have side exhausts on the six cylinder Franklin RV-8. A lot of power, looks good, sounds good and hard to get CHTs above 360.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Wing tips

One comment for those still building. Defer wingtip fit up until after you mount the wings and do all the rigging - and have a couple of other people check the rigging as well. Once you are really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sorry, that is not how antennas work. The same...

Sorry, that is not how antennas work.

The same elements that make a good transmit antenna make a good receiving antenna. If you want to pump a couple of kilowatts though it there are of course...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Prime inside the horns. For the steel tailwheel...

Prime inside the horns.

For the steel tailwheel parts, prime and top coat on the outside but no paint on the metal to metal contact points. These get grease.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As the starter is using the most current, it gets...

As the starter is using the most current, it gets a ground as good as the #2 wire you have providing the +12vdc. Sure - it is grounded to the engine case and then you can ground the engine case to...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Iíd guess your rigging is off. One point, make...

Iíd guess your rigging is off.

One point, make sure you rig the ailerons with the elevator clamped in neutral (trail). The stick movement is not linear and will pull the ailerons. Once done:
-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Carl Froehlich
+1 on what Chris said. I used PPG Alumiprep and...

+1 on what Chris said.

I used PPG Alumiprep and Scotch Brite pads for aluminum prep, followed by a thorough rinse with a garden hose. Let dry and wipe down before prime with Coleman fuel (easier to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I use welding cable for all the #2, #4 and #6...

I use welding cable for all the #2, #4 and #6 runs. Very flexible so it mitigates fatigue failures from engine vibration, very durable (I put a torch to one to see what would happen - it just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Ground the engine using the same gauge wire that...

Ground the engine using the same gauge wire that you use for power to your starter. Ground the engine at the starter ground lug, not the engine case. The ground wire goes from the starter ground...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-10-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Been there, done that, donít recommend it. The...

Been there, done that, donít recommend it. The stick start switch was disconnected before the third flight (first project). You only use the start button once a flight, put it someplace out of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Get the AreoLED nav/strobes that Vanís sells as...

Get the AreoLED nav/strobes that Vanís sells as well as the standard Vanís landing light kit.

Build on.
Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,222
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Good plan assuming you donít have something like...

Good plan assuming you donít have something like a tank sump valve leaking or when the line guy (if you donít fuel the tanks yourself) shorts you.

The float senders are dirt simple and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,222
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I have to disagree. The tanks cannot read beyond...

I have to disagree.

The tanks cannot read beyond a certain level as they angled up. On the RV-8, there is no reading beyond 16 gallons or so. On the RV-10 this is 24 gallons. However, from 16 (or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Cam off a gear tooth or two? Carl

Cam off a gear tooth or two?

Carl
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Carl Froehlich
You need to provide more data: - With the engine...

You need to provide more data:
- With the engine at idle, does RPM increase before shutdown as you lean to cut out?
- Will all four cylinder EGTs go up when you lean at power?
- What is the GAMI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Have the 100LL go through the system with a cheap...

Have the 100LL go through the system with a cheap see thought filter before collecting in your multiple 5 gallon cans. Use the collected fuel to repeat if needed. If you have an inline filter,...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,864
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Put the tab on whatever side of the rudder you...

Put the tab on whatever side of the rudder you want. For the RV-10 the ball was just touching the left side line in cruise (as in a little left rudder needed). Other planes will be different.

Note...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Electrically, there is close to zero difference...

Electrically, there is close to zero difference in any of the standard straight or bent whip antennas. As such, performace will be identical no matter which one you select.

Base your decision on...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,864
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Here is the simple trim tab I mentioned in my...

Here is the simple trim tab I mentioned in my earlier post. Not my idea - I stole it. Hard to see, but the tab is bent aft perhaps 30...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,864
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I did the same. Simple to do and no lasting...

I did the same. Simple to do and no lasting damage if you donít like it.

Carl
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-02-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Weasel, Check your PM box. Carl

Weasel,

Check your PM box.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I never liked keyed ignition/start switches. I...

I never liked keyed ignition/start switches. I used toggle switches for the ignition and a push button for the starter solenoid. If you place a switch (either keyed or hidden) between the starter...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,697
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Just to level set. If you build the RV-10 with...

Just to level set. If you build the RV-10 with the stock engine, Hartzell prop, and the battery in the per plans spot the CG should be just fine for solo to four people and baggage. At any rate it...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As I went through this decision process, the list...

As I went through this decision process, the list of stuff I would get elsewhere translated to not getting the FWF kit. Examples:
- B&C alternator
- Airflow Systems oil cooler
- PCU 5000X governor
-...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Or, just buy a new cooler along with an oil...

Or, just buy a new cooler along with an oil filter adapter to go with the overhauled engine.

Carl
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Carl Froehlich
WTB, six cylinder Lightspeed Plasma II+ box

Looking for just one control box. Please PM me if you have one sitting on the shelf that you want to get rid of.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I offer that having both batteries always on the...

I offer that having both batteries always on the alternator output (for normal operations) has advantage over any ďone battery on, one battery offĒ setup. The batteries are perfectly happy running...
Forum: COMM 05-26-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Need to decide on an audio panel

Iím just about ready to pull the trigger on the second large avionic buy (dual SkyView install). I was planning on using the PS Engineering PDA360EX audio panel but for for the extra $1K over the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Dan, Perfectly logical but I offer that keeping...

Dan,

Perfectly logical but I offer that keeping the engine running and/or continued IFR flight after a component failure, without pilot immediate action, is a trump card.

The one takeaway from this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Iím curious as to why there seems to be an...

Iím curious as to why there seems to be an aversion to the use of diodes. I use them on the output of my vacuum pad alternator so a fault on one avionics buss does not take down the other. Easy...
Forum: Northeast 05-23-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I always did over the top of JFK with flight...

I always did over the top of JFK with flight following, 7500í northbound, 8500í south bound. Going around to the east you end up too low or too far out over water. Going around on the west side is...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I ordered my IO-360-M1B with a pMag and the other...

I ordered my IO-360-M1B with a pMag and the other side blanked off. They did include the mag gear Iíll need for the second pMag. I have dual pMags on the RV-8A for 700 flawless hours and will soon...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I offer that assuming you have not abused it, the...

I offer that assuming you have not abused it, the battery(s) is the most reliable element of your electrical power system. That reliability however ends at the battery terminals.

I also offer that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Use a robust strap to tie off the airplane to a...

Use a robust strap to tie off the airplane to a car/truck in case the engine over revs.

Have someone standy by on each side of the airplane with a fire extinguisher. Pre-brief what signal they will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,900
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The only plane most all wives seem happy with is...

The only plane most all wives seem happy with is the RV-10. Some seen happy with the RV-14 as a second choice.

My wife got tired of sitting in the back of my RV-8A so I built an RV-10. With time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Assuming you are careful in how you connect the...

Assuming you are careful in how you connect the two PC-625 batteries I offer that the extra Shorai battery is not needed, nor or the backup EFIS batteries.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Had the same problem. Give them a call and send...

Had the same problem. Give them a call and send the set in for a software update. Fixed mine.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Happy to share what Iíve been flying with for 16...

Happy to share what Iíve been flying with for 16 years in 4 planes. Just PM me your email address.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Carl Froehlich
+1 Carl

+1

Carl
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Carl Froehlich
This is what I did. Note the use of copper wires...

This is what I did. Note the use of copper wires instead of steal pins for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Carl Froehlich
#6 welding cable for the alternator and #2...

#6 welding cable for the alternator and #2 welding cable for the starter greatly mitigate fatigue failure associated with the stiffer traditional cables.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Iíve been running parallel batteries (normal...

Iíve been running parallel batteries (normal operations mode) for 16 years in four, soon to be five RVs.

For one application I have the output of the standby alternator feeding the left and right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I build out everything, take it all out, paint...

I build out everything, take it all out, paint what I can outside the plane, paint the rest as is in the plane, then reassemble.

The planes Iíve seen with the interior painted along the way all...
Forum: Primers 05-18-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Carl Froehlich
If you use a good two part epoxy primer, skip the...

If you use a good two part epoxy primer, skip the alodine all together.

I do slow builds. After competing all part fabrication, fit up and dimpling, then it is time to prime. For prep I use...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I shy away from any switch that does not have...

I shy away from any switch that does not have silver plated contacts. Here is example of a high current switch: https://www.alliedelec.com/switches/toggle-switches/?a10=NKK Switches&n8520=30 A

30A...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sorry I drifted from the topic. Directly...

Sorry I drifted from the topic.

Directly responding to electrical distribution, the examples so far discussed in this thread, in my opinion, fall short of what is reasonably possible if the builder...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,587
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Let's be careful

While I understand repeating product literature is normally a good thing, I would not want builders to think the objective of cylinder mixture control is to achieve a specific CHT or EGT. This is...
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