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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By rzbill
On one occasion in the 80s I stayed 'till the...

On one occasion in the 80s I stayed 'till the end. I'll never do it again. The reason is completely irrational but it is what it is. By leaving before the party is over, it is possible...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By rzbill
+1. Especially when using the NAS 1097(?)...

+1.



Especially when using the NAS 1097(?) oops rivets. The 3/32 body dia ones with the "1/16" rivet heads. If memory serves it was 2 or 3 turns with the tool to get the correct depth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By rzbill
Going to go plug it in tomorrow. It's supposed...

Going to go plug it in tomorrow. It's supposed to be mighty cold for the commute Monday AM.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-06-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By rzbill
While I am not a Navworx history expert, I was...

While I am not a Navworx history expert, I was not aware that any 200-0012 units were 'certified'. Maybe, but it would be news to me.

Mine is certified with an approved internal GPS. Its part...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By rzbill
Like Bob said, I'd use best practices for the...

Like Bob said, I'd use best practices for the tanks (meaning fresh can) and then keep the leftovers in the freezer for non-critical applications down the road such as the cabin air NACA inlets. I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By rzbill
The heater vent valve is open to the engine bay...

The heater vent valve is open to the engine bay area because of its design. The concept is to always allow airflow through the heat muff to prevent burning up the exhaust pipe. That air dumps into...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-02-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By rzbill
No. I am about 1400 ft higher in Asheville than...

No.

I am about 1400 ft higher in Asheville than the OP so my MPs are down but the fuel flow is still a lot higher than shown and my EGTs are in the 1200s.
In regards to EGT probe position, I think...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By rzbill
Every house I have occupied since 1985 has had...

Every house I have occupied since 1985 has had "the space". I never knew when a build would occur but I was pretty sure it would sometime. Most of the time these have been raised ranch format with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By rzbill
I can't say that synthetic vision is all that...

I can't say that synthetic vision is all that important for IFR. The instances where I have looked at it in detail were all VFR night flights while returning home to the mountains and flying lower...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By rzbill
It was the mantra during my standard build, along...

It was the mantra during my standard build, along with other metal that mysteriously went missing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By rzbill
I think a temporarily fouled spark plug could do...

I think a temporarily fouled spark plug could do similar. Might clean them or at a minimum swap top to bottom.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By rzbill
This is highly subjective. Answers are as...

This is highly subjective. Answers are as different as one can imagine but basically the ideal system gives you the information needed to accomplish the flight.



For me, zero. I keep georeferenced...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By rzbill
This is right on. I posted about this issue some...

This is right on. I posted about this issue some years ago but I imagine the pictures are gone with the demise of my photo host. It's not the only issue. The weldment that is the fork travel stop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By rzbill
+2 Fumoto.

+2 Fumoto.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By rzbill
I have a horizontal intake 360 and the Vetterman...

I have a horizontal intake 360 and the Vetterman exhaust without muffler because the muffler system was not offered at the time. Stock design includes a single muff on cylinder 1. It is anemic.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,611
Posted By rzbill
Well..... I posted about going to KGMU for lunch...

Well..... I posted about going to KGMU for lunch with my bride a few weeks ago. I omitted the return to KAVL which included a full power decending final approach that was tickling red line in order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,401
Posted By rzbill
Great. For zero dollars I can make a stock bug do...

Great. For zero dollars I can make a stock bug do 0-60 in 2.73 seconds by pitching it off a cliff.

Automotive experience does not automatically translate to aviation. Specifically, the systems used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,367
Posted By rzbill
RUQ perhaps? Darn spell check, right?

RUQ perhaps? Darn spell check, right?
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By rzbill
It will pass. Simply because you will do...

It will pass. Simply because you will do something about the problem. You need the right tools in the right place. For most folks it probably means buying some duplicates.

The tools I have in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By rzbill
Diane and I went for lunch to GMU as mentioned...

Diane and I went for lunch to GMU as mentioned elsewhere.
The thing I wanted to note was I topped off the tire air when we returned. Sounds mundane. But..... I asked Di to help me get the tires...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By rzbill
Sorry the pic is way too fuzzy to share. Diane...

Sorry the pic is way too fuzzy to share. Diane and I went to GMU for lunch today. Had not visited in a long time.

We ordered and while sitting down Diane noticed the pictures laminated to the table...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-05-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By rzbill
Nothing is wrong with your build. It is a well...

Nothing is wrong with your build. It is a well documented fact here on VAF that the rudder stop drawings are wrong. Build a set to fit.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By rzbill
Thanks, I did not get to that thread. There were...

Thanks,
I did not get to that thread. There were many many threads to go through and once Usher was identified, that was enough.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By rzbill
So... It looks like I am starting down this road...

So... It looks like I am starting down this road also at 820 ish hrs.

20 hrs ago the flap motor quit. Started working again before I had it fully apart. I took the lazy out and reinstalled. Smack...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,163
Posted By rzbill
There is nothing in these to keep them from being...

There is nothing in these to keep them from being used IFR. I do not agree with the commenters that think these are not capable. They are, as evidenced by me and others.
Can they fail? Yes. But that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,774
Posted By rzbill
Friction. The same thing that keeps the AN...

Friction. The same thing that keeps the AN bulkhead fitting from backing out of its standard nut configuration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By rzbill
I purchased Grove because it was magnesium and...

I purchased Grove because it was magnesium and had a spacer for the taper bearings. Good to go for 850 hrs so far.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,553
Posted By rzbill
The "R" in the part number tells you that the...

The "R" in the part number tells you that the plug has a built in 5k resistor. If you dont want that, get B8ES spark plugs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By rzbill
I had similar (but different) thoughts while...

I had similar (but different) thoughts while sitting in an A10 cockpit. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,523
Posted By rzbill
Agreed, stay away from the A400. In my case, I...

Agreed, stay away from the A400. In my case, I found the plastic cap/actuator would pop off while the unit was nested in the cradle. Just what you want in an emergency. A can of Halon with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By rzbill
There was an old Lycoming document floating...

There was an old Lycoming document floating around that gave guidance for calculating power via fuel flow once a couple of points were known. In that doc, it talked about power drop of 3% from best...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By rzbill
I emailed the webmaster per the link that was...

I emailed the webmaster per the link that was there 1 or 2 days after disappearance.
The answer indicated the database was down and they were working on it.
I thanked them for the quick response and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By rzbill
No worries, we'll be there to pull you out of...

No worries, we'll be there to pull you out of the weeds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,128
Posted By rzbill
Thanks for that. I have all my photos plus the...

Thanks for that. I have all my photos plus the pdf download I did of my original pages for presentation at FAA inspection. The part I am missing is about 60 text entries created in phase 1 and...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By rzbill
Good. Its the right choice. Think about the...

Good. Its the right choice.

Think about the motivations for each option the next time you are in this situation.

What is the best for the airplane disregarding all of the pressures that make you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By rzbill
I cluelessly (in regards to aviation day) flew my...

I cluelessly (in regards to aviation day) flew my normal Monday commute to work.

It was a day to celebrate. I have a new hangarmate to share the rent. :D

Been footing the bill alone for a few...
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By rzbill
If only. I wish I was wrong. I chose the word...

If only. I wish I was wrong. I chose the word on purpose because i meant it. In my 50 years in aviation, I have seen zero to change that status. There are many reasons to say it is a privelege. ...
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By rzbill
I fail to see the case for a James Bond flipping...

I fail to see the case for a James Bond flipping license plate for ADSB. Flying is a priveledge just like driving. We have an ID plastered on the rear of our car and on the side of our plane. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By rzbill
Yes, centerline of aircraft to centerline of...

Yes, centerline of aircraft to centerline of rudder. There are a number of ways to do it as noted in other posts. By your description of the cardboard, the baseline was not parallel to craft...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By rzbill
Cardboard not correct. Where is your zero degree...

Cardboard not correct. Where is your zero degree line? Is it parallel to the taper of the rudder with the rudder centered? If not, it is wrong.
I measured angles during construction too, and the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By rzbill
The pre squeeze is too complicated for me. An...

The pre squeeze is too complicated for me.
An O-Ring of the right thickness or a piece of rubber with a hole punched in it. Pretty much the same as the hose idea. Either work great for getting the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By rzbill
SWMBO made one for us. Light waterproof tent...

SWMBO made one for us. Light waterproof tent nylon. Not a fan of adhesive backed velcro. I have deleted it from nearly all the places I used it on the craft. Replaced with mechanical fasteners. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By rzbill
Certainly they do for Cleveland.

Certainly they do for Cleveland.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,618
Posted By rzbill
Yeah, it frosted on my first trip to Osh in 71. ...

Yeah, it frosted on my first trip to Osh in 71. We were prepared. Wonderful sleeping outside under the 172 wing. Didn't really need the earplugs back then but they are a boon today.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By rzbill
The bare aluminum floors are fine until they...

The bare aluminum floors are fine until they disappear due to engine fire. Seen the results on an RV. Carpet would burn in that case so choose wisely.

In my opinion, a stainless sheet on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,067
Posted By rzbill
Try paying for a hangar AND monthly ramp fees to...

Try paying for a hangar AND monthly ramp fees to keep your plane in the sun 5 days a week and in a hangar for 2 days with your tools to do maint. Of course I would prefer to keep it hangared all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By rzbill
+10 to the TruTrak. Speaking as one who has had...

+10 to the TruTrak. Speaking as one who has had his bacon saved by that instrument. :eek:

Hmm. That Kanardia is bookmarked for when i need a replacement.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By rzbill
It drives me crazy to order only one item from a...

It drives me crazy to order only one item from a vendor.

If you happen to need stuff from Spruce, the same Usher Cap "O"-ring is part number 05-02146.
Forum: ADS-B 06-19-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,424
Posted By rzbill
Yep. I was on my Monday morning commute. 7AM. ...

Yep.
I was on my Monday morning commute. 7AM. KAVL to KBUY. 6 ADSB stations reporting.

The GRT map screen was covered with a grid of "X"s although I could still easily see the rest of the map...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By rzbill
Are the strobes a single unit or are the 'power...

Are the strobes a single unit or are the 'power supplies' separate from the light assy?

Earlier in LED strobe development, RF broadcast noise was a common issue. If the power supply is separate,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By rzbill
Thanks Kyle, I have not used that model. Sounds...

Thanks Kyle, I have not used that model. Sounds like it would work fine. I had missed looking at your link posted earlier.

Rwoodard,
I used Dupont Variprime self etching primer which is thin and can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By rzbill
I have a hard time with the idea of mixing 1oz of...

I have a hard time with the idea of mixing 1oz of 2 part primer in a quart paint gun and then hoping that any will come out the nozzle because it won't reach the siphon. With the airbrush, that fills...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By rzbill
Are we talking about priming the whole exterior...

Are we talking about priming the whole exterior at once or priming the individual fabricated pieces? I can't see using the bowl of a full size gun for small parts without wasting a lot of mixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,399
Posted By rzbill
Do Swizzles have a quick build kit??

Do Swizzles have a quick build kit??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,399
Posted By rzbill
I use "experimental" because of what I believe is...

I use "experimental" because of what I believe is communication clarity because of my N number.

I call "experimental 72 Mike Echo" and it is clear what my call sign is.

Lets say I call "RV 72 Mike...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By rzbill
Similar to using a form-a-funnel, I was lucky...

Similar to using a form-a-funnel, I was lucky enough to discover a piece of aluminum angle would rest immediately below the oil filter seal face such that it formed a trough. I crack it open and let...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
Posted By rzbill
They don't work for everybody. I broke 2 before...

They don't work for everybody. I broke 2 before taking the gear to have the tapers wire EDM'ed.

*Edit* Ignore the above please. I thought it was a taper reamer being discussed. Obviously not...
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,732
Posted By rzbill
Restrictions are based on engine/prop combination...

Restrictions are based on engine/prop combination (not airframe) and are specified by the prop manufacturer, if specified at all.

By that rule, some RVs have restrictions and some do not. Simply...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,479
Posted By rzbill
Issues with doing it to a 6 have already been...

Issues with doing it to a 6 have already been posted, HOWEVER you said a 6A and there is an item to address.

Vans specifies a maximum weight limit for the nose gear. On my 7A with a lighter engine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By rzbill
I vaguely remember this joint. I think you...

I vaguely remember this joint.
I think you identified the secret and it is 'order of assembly'.
Your choice on how you attack it though. A pop will certainly work.
Just an FYI, on a few occations I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By rzbill
The playground has gone from nothing to wonderful...

The playground has gone from nothing to wonderful in what I would guess is 5 years. It is being done by the airport authority, not the restaurant, which I think is a big positive statement about the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 42,834
Posted By rzbill
Ok, since you two started it, here is my wind...

Ok, since you two started it, here is my wind story for the locality. I have flown a number of times out of Asheville AVL when the 7K to 9K winds were 50Kt. Normally not very bumpy on the way up. ...
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