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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By lr172
I have one as well. PM me if still...

I have one as well. PM me if still looking.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By lr172
I hope to self-fill as well at some point. You...

I hope to self-fill as well at some point. You can get transfill setups for 870, as well as 540. The advantage to the 870 is the ease of filling if the need arises while away from home. Just need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By lr172
I installed the ACS unit and it was a poor...

I installed the ACS unit and it was a poor performer. Installed the antisplat version and it works well to control oil on the belly. Doesn't eliminate it, but significantly reduces it.

Larry
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By lr172
Yes, crank based EFII squirts once per rev. 1...

Yes, crank based EFII squirts once per rev. 1 squirt per rev was used in the OEM world for 2-3 decades with very good success. There is no need for cam based injection in application like...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By lr172
I recall Van's adamantly stating that additional...

I recall Van's adamantly stating that additional holes cannot be drilled in that piece, especially not in the middle of it. They were reluctant to allow another 5/8" hole at the extreme end of it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By lr172
I mounted an E size bottle in the baggage area...

I mounted an E size bottle in the baggage area (laterally just behind the rear seats and removable) (cost $30 on craiglslit) (medical style fitting for availability of refilling - requires rx...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By lr172
Curious if you noticed a loss of performance,...

Curious if you noticed a loss of performance, airspeed, etc. with a 1/4" of ice. I, luckily, have never accumulated that much but am curious how much the plane can take if I ever have an event like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,269
Posted By lr172
Having painted several cars and a couple planes,...

Having painted several cars and a couple planes, you will soon find out that you can repair paint flaws, just like the sheet metal and fiberglass flaws. Just a matter of time and frustration. As I...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By lr172
That is definately the place that accumulates the...

That is definately the place that accumulates the fastest. On the way to colorado (IFR in VMC), we went through the very top of a cumulus build up. As soon as we went in, it sounded like gravel was...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By lr172
don't mean to insult, but are you measuring the...

don't mean to insult, but are you measuring the outer most portion (i.e. seating area) of the flange? The interior sections of either unit isn't really relevant to gear positioning.

Larry
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,213
Posted By lr172
Go to Menards or home depot and buy some thin...

Go to Menards or home depot and buy some thin sheet steel. The thin stuff should be quite a bit thinner than both the std and L washers and you can cut / drill your own ultra thin washers to give...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,213
Posted By lr172
Seems you may not understanding how these...

Seems you may not understanding how these bearings work. The fitting and bolt through the rod end bearing are fully torqued against the bearing center piece and the fitting is held in tension...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By lr172
I found that the machining was off a few thou on...

I found that the machining was off a few thou on some of the pieces. pull out the rivets and try a piece or two of packing tape in strategic spots between the two aluminum halves with clecos in. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By lr172
so correct. I should have stated "paid...

so correct. I should have stated "paid service".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-10-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,900
Posted By lr172
Freshly honed cylinders seal quite well and...

Freshly honed cylinders seal quite well and blowby or power / efficiency are not factors. Most engine shops dyno and measure power prior to ring seating is complete.

cylinder honing leaves a rough...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By lr172
I have most bundles up front (meaning aft),...

I have most bundles up front (meaning aft), though I do have one large bunde back there for the radios and other gear that is located back there.

Larry
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-10-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,742
Posted By lr172
I rarely get IFR departures from my non-towered...

I rarely get IFR departures from my non-towered airport due to proximity to ORD. On one of those departures, I switched to approach at 500' off the runway and chatter was non-stop and I knew that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By lr172
The valve material is pretty hard and doesn't...

The valve material is pretty hard and doesn't like bending. Lyc has gone with some pretty exotic materials on the exh valve. And don't forget that it is hollow so they can put sodium in it. The...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By lr172
From my research, any work that you are a part...

From my research, any work that you are a part of, including professional assistance, counts towards the 51%. You can have 100% professional assistance as long as you are present for every hour of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,269
Posted By lr172
Some strive for perfection and some don't. You...

Some strive for perfection and some don't. You are wise to establish realistic standards and learn the difference between perfection and quality workmanship; They are not the same. Also, learn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By lr172
depends a bit on fuse/breaker type and typical...

depends a bit on fuse/breaker type and typical loads. If you look at the charts, you'll see that traditional thermal breaker will take 10+ minutes (I vaguely rembmer it being around an hour) to trip...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By lr172
I have a Cleveland Burton G meter that I would...

I have a Cleveland Burton G meter that I would like to sell. It was working when removed. It is 10G/-4G and lighted. It is a 2-1/4 mount.

PM me if interested. Will make a good deal.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By lr172
While I have no first hand experience, given the...

While I have no first hand experience, given the horizontal orientation of the valve and the anemic oil flow to the rocker box, I doubt that worn guides would show noticable increased oil consumption...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By lr172
+1 reasonable pricing, good service and a pretty...

+1

reasonable pricing, good service and a pretty good inventory.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,195
Posted By lr172
There are four trim wires at the servo. Two are...

There are four trim wires at the servo. Two are inbound and provide manual trim control signals to either the servo to pass along, or directly to the trim motor via relay when servo is powered down....
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,068
Posted By lr172
RV-6 has a lower MGW for 6G / aerobatics, as well...

RV-6 has a lower MGW for 6G / aerobatics, as well as a shorter aft CG. Maybe 1350 or 1375. I don't remember, as I don't fly aerobatics.

Larry
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,742
Posted By lr172
I always announce what I am climbing or decending...

I always announce what I am climbing or decending to. I don't care that it wastes time. I want to ensure that I and my new controller are in agreement on what my clearance is. Seems like cheap...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,742
Posted By lr172
They likely haven't paid much attention to your...

They likely haven't paid much attention to your blip on the radar until you checked in. The fact that your blip doesn't show a vertical velocity at the moment they look at it, doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,742
Posted By lr172
I don't think that is a good idea. I often hear...

I don't think that is a good idea. I often hear people calling the wrong facility on initial call up. Identifying who you think you are talking to on the first call helps to "quickly" identify...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,116
Posted By lr172
+1 I learned this from the Porsche world (alum...

+1

I learned this from the Porsche world (alum boxer engines structurally similar to lyco's). I used permatex anaerobic flange sealant (similar to the loctite 515) on my 320. 640 hours and not a...
Forum: ADS-B 11-06-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,767
Posted By lr172
Products such as this, go away or become...

Products such as this, go away or become diminished with the measures proposed here. The FAA will allow you to keep your ICAO number private (today it is public record). Then tools such as the one...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By lr172
congrats. Can't wait to hear about the first...

congrats. Can't wait to hear about the first flight. I expect mine in early December.

Larry
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-06-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By lr172
If it is a std presidential TFR, look at the...

If it is a std presidential TFR, look at the written details. Typically you can fly in the outer ring. You just need to get a discrete squawk before takeoff and talk with ATC in the ring. Training...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By lr172
I was about the ask the same question. I thought...

I was about the ask the same question. I thought maybe I messed something up with mine. I have just the shims similar to what the OP has zip tied on the stubs.

Larry
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By lr172
If noise can be related to movement of the nose...

If noise can be related to movement of the nose gear, check the two bushings at the nose gear pivot point. Vans has a loose tolerance on these and loose ones can cause a metallic clicking type sound...
Forum: International 11-05-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By lr172
Mcmaster carr sells 6061 angles. Not sure if...

Mcmaster carr sells 6061 angles. Not sure if they have a European presence though
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By lr172
Congrats! Anxious to hear about details, as I am...

Congrats! Anxious to hear about details, as I am only about a month behind you.

Larry
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By lr172
Curious what system you are using to manage the...

Curious what system you are using to manage the throttle body injectors fuel delivery/pulse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By lr172
I made the change and it is not too difficult. ...

I made the change and it is not too difficult. You will need the servo, spider, lines and injectors, as well as a new mech fuel pump and new boost pump,typically requiring new location and new...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By lr172
I believe the 430W only sends complete nav data...

I believe the 430W only sends complete nav data on the ARINC connection, but that is missing position data. The 232 connection provides position data and some other duplicate things, but not...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-31-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By lr172
I used hall effect sensors on my 10. I mounted...

I used hall effect sensors on my 10. I mounted them in an AL bar that bolts to the two forward most engine case bolts and pressed 11 magnets, set in brass sleeves, into the ring gear support holes...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By lr172
If you are looking to go cheap, I have an...

If you are looking to go cheap, I have an aeroflash setup with only 100 hours on it.

PM me if interested.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,956
Posted By lr172
It is made of metal, not paper. Unless there is...

It is made of metal, not paper. Unless there is damage, the element is removed, cleaned and re-installed. Unless you have water/corrossion issues, it should last the life of your plane.

Larry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By lr172
It was my understanding that the 430 required an...

It was my understanding that the 430 required an rs-232 connection to provide position data. I also didn’t think the 29 had a serial port to receive this data. Did i have this wrong?
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By lr172
Follow the instructions. They provide order to...

Follow the instructions. They provide order to the work. Bottom skin after aileron actuation system and wiring. Instructions typically tell you what is skipped with QB.
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By lr172
While actuation is mechanical, the warning tone...

While actuation is mechanical, the warning tone and or light is electric and won’t help with the master off.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By lr172
My BMW has the ECM under the hood. 180000 miles...

My BMW has the ECM under the hood. 180000 miles without incident. That said, I wouldn't necessarily expect the electroair to be as hardened as the Bosch units.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By lr172
You positive about this? When I set up my EIS...

You positive about this? When I set up my EIS system, I was able to create custom offsets/configs for every sender except the Oil pressure. The EIS did not allow custom config for the oil pressure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By lr172
most likely are debris in the needle/seat or a...

most likely are debris in the needle/seat or a leaking accel pump seal. Do you notice overly rich symptoms at full rich? Do you know where the fuel is leaking from specifically on the carb? Leak...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By lr172
I found mine on ebay. There is an aftermarket...

I found mine on ebay. There is an aftermarket company that makes them for half the cost of lyc. Also, colorado air parts has good prices on used components. I just bought a 540 mount from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By lr172
+1 I went back to SPST switches so that I had...

+1

I went back to SPST switches so that I had more options in an emergency. If you can't remember to keep the right mag off during start, you have other issues to address. I can think of many...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-26-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By lr172
I installed a megasquirt EFII in my Porsche after...

I installed a megasquirt EFII in my Porsche after putting on a turbo. I can tell you that it is a lot of work coming up with a workable configuration and fuel map (granted, the turbo and variable...
Forum: Primers 10-26-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By lr172
I agree that alodine only is not a great...

I agree that alodine only is not a great solution, it is designed to be top coated for protection, though the top coat doesn't require anti-corrossion properties. However, had you compared a sample...
Forum: Primers 10-26-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By lr172
Induction is for starting the chemical reaction...

Induction is for starting the chemical reaction necessary for curing. Without induction, you run the risk that some resin molecules don't start the reaction once sprayed out in a thin coat and then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By lr172
I understand the concern. However, when I...

I understand the concern. However, when I overhauled my engines, I used washers. I needed a stack of about 8 or so washers per stud to keep the nut on the threaded portion of the stud (narrow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By lr172
plane power alternator failures seem pretty...

plane power alternator failures seem pretty common, from my observation.
Best to first check the three wire connector. These are known to fail and the fix could be that simple. A search will show...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By lr172
You can get a new cylinder for $1000 and...

You can get a new cylinder for $1000 and overhauls are a good bit less than that. A scenario like Don mentions is what I am expecting (one cylinder has a cracked ring or heavily worn cylinder wall)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By lr172
+1 Bearings can't spin, as they have tangs that...

+1

Bearings can't spin, as they have tangs that prevent any rotation of them (Nose bearing is the exception, but the bolts compressing it aren't loosened to remove any of the cylinders and it is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-21-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By lr172
You sure that includes the mounting ring, which...

You sure that includes the mounting ring, which is in the installation kit.

Larry
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By lr172
Simply improper use. Most cleaners are...

Simply improper use. Most cleaners are aggressive and given enough time, will eat away at most things. They are designed for short term cleaning activity and nothing more. Anything that will eat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By lr172
1 qt in five hours is quite a bit. 6 quarts is a...

1 qt in five hours is quite a bit. 6 quarts is a bit much for a 320/360 in my opinion (I run between 4 and 5 in my 320), but don't think that would account for that high of a burn rate, especially...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-21-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By lr172
I have a surplus installation kit and will cut...

I have a surplus installation kit and will cut you a deal before you order.

Larry
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