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Forum: RV-9/9A 03-30-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks....static?

Hi guys, thanks. What are your static RPMs at your current setting? Thanatos again!
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-29-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By rjcthree
O320/ Sensenich GA pitch starting point?

Those of you running a Sensenich GA driven by a 160-ish HP O320, what pitch pin did you end up with? Iím looking for the 2700prm/8000í DA target. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By rjcthree
Oring - alternate use

Airtractor8, Maybe the oring is a centering / clearance soak up between the parts? The radial fit between the mag and the case is not very tight, itís got clearance. I think on assembly, the oring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By rjcthree
Mythical H2AD magneto drive oil feed

I am in the process of removal of the D3000 dual magneto for aN electronic ignition system. There is forum discussion and some electronic ignition supplier discussion that the magneto drive gear has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rjcthree
Loads

Bill and Jeff, thanks for your replies. For clarification, Use as a handhold or bumping is not likely, due to position. Iím a little worried about natural frequency and damping, but wiring on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By rjcthree
If and when...

If and when no-lead drop-in or drop -in -enough fuel becomes available, my plan is to buy new caps, gladly. I thought about it when I had mine done four years ago, and really, the savings in plugs...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,128
Posted By rjcthree
Yikes!

Iím betting this will get sticky between the parties, and I bet the owner is just sick, but from a case study standpoint, itís really valuable. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rjcthree
Bracket design -load expectations

Iím adding some equipment that requires mounting, and Iím analyzing existing structures and adding some new brackets, mostly under the panel. The AC is an RV-9A, and Iím stuck hand forming without...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By rjcthree
From memory

I dimpled. If it says not to, I missed it. The fairing skins arenít very thick, and didnít split.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By rjcthree
A little time

Getting the idle mixture set just right took me a little time. Until then, I had the same not shutting down with mixture to cutoff, at least when the temperature was warm out. Until then I used...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By rjcthree
+1 with Kent

I have a 320 with an Ellison and operate in a similar manner to Kent, although I use EGT to get to my LOP target. My engine combo will give me a subtle surge at about one hertz if I get too lean -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By rjcthree
Remove the exhaust?

Consider removing the exhaust for transport? Of all the jobs required to put it on a dyno, the exhaust R&R is pretty easy.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By rjcthree
Dual power?

Al, are you going to be installing dual or redundant power in your dual SDS install?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By rjcthree
Frankenmag?

I copied a section of Tractor8ís post below. I commend him for his research and thoroughness in his description.

<start quote> To do this you can just use the old D2000/3000 and permanently...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By rjcthree
Facing a D3000 OH, any new replacement rumors?

I’m facing a five year D3000 dual mag OH. Are there any new rumors of a dual mag direct replacement, or even an available single EI mag so I can go stand alone on the second? I don’t plan on going...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,558
Posted By rjcthree
Valve leaking - why?

Congrats on getting back in the air. Did anything look wrong with the offending valve/cylinder?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By rjcthree
Intake retorque

Like Michael pointed out, I had something similar, and it came to intake leaks. I was amazed what it took to retorque after six hours or so, exhaust and intake flanges, clamps for drain back and...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-08-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By rjcthree
SW Genesis

Maybe take a look aT SW genesis. I shot my entire airframe this way and it was easy to lay down and reasonably priced. I was directed to look that way by someone who is in the business, and he was...
Forum: Propellers 11-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By rjcthree
Sensenich fixed with C2373 spinner to Sensenich Ga

Iím running a Sensenich fixed on my O320H. The plane meets all of Vans numbers fully rich and I can over speed the prop easily at 8k DA if I lean at all, and beat Vans numbers in the process. Iím...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,818
Posted By rjcthree
Slow?

My Vso is 43kt....80kt isnít exactly slow! Iím going to try the full flap at crossing the numbers at 75kt, Iím curious how that works. Currently Iím 85/75/65 with half then full flaps at 75/65.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 173,584
Posted By rjcthree
Clecko dwell time

I don’t know what else to call it, dwell time being the time sealant is applied via the Fay method, the assembly secured with cleckos, and the final riveting with additional rivet sealing and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-15-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,813
Posted By rjcthree
Flaps

If everybody responding could please also detail flaps use with speeds in the pattern, that gives a more complete picture. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,774
Posted By rjcthree
HR3

Way back I went down the same path and got HR3 recommendation from a NASA aero research guy. It was good enough for me. I will be interested to see if you get something different.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By rjcthree
And....

The spoon trick works, but you’ll probably be left with a little center dimple that probably has a bit of a crack on the point side under magnification. Drill it for #40 or #30, dimple, and lightly...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 92,524
Posted By rjcthree
MJ/EDIS play code / test bench

I think my best decision was to build a bench setup. Itís a pretty steep learning curve with the minimally documented megajolt, especially the two map switch programming. I created test maps just to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,101
Posted By rjcthree
Each day a gift

Every big red dog day is a gift. Iím still missing mine. Life wonít support another at the moment, but someday. Wilbur will be his name. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,055
Posted By rjcthree
Other temps and info required

What are your other CHTs, oil temp, are you running
rich, at or lean of peak, carb or injection, what injection, ignition? Engine model? Thx.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,894
Posted By rjcthree
This isnít stuff most of us know how to do....

The tasks of building an airplane aren’t generally things we know the nuances of as we start out. When I get to where you are, and I’ve been there a few times, just got over another hump on airplane...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 92,524
Posted By rjcthree
Messed around, current sensing

I compared the shunt amazon Chinese ammeter/ voltmeter to a Fluke 117 ‘true RMS’ meter. Voltage as right on, current was about a third; the shunt meter showed 4.5A at 2400 rpm, the Fluke 1.29A....
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,964
Posted By rjcthree
Similar to what I had

Thatís similar to what I remember having, about a half inch either side, opposite direction on white gel coat tips. I had rejected fwd and rear ribs along with some fab ( faking the aileron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,105
Posted By rjcthree
Pump on answer: A wise man suggested + H2

An accomplished RV builder and pilot suggested that there was no downside to keep the pump on. It’s what he does. Then there’s the H2 specifics. The fuel has to come up from tank position against...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,105
Posted By rjcthree
Probably be pretty easy to get some data....

Really, this doesnít sound like a significant data acquisition task. The filtering, I can think of lots of ways that could be a challenge.

Anybody remember those pesky accumulators Toyota uses to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,105
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

Thanks, thatís what I thought the concern would be. Not sure how you beat that except with some form of accumulator in the system. I may have to rethink my full time use of the boost pump. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,105
Posted By rjcthree
Between pump flow reading

Is there a cause of the change in fuel flow reading when a boost pump is on or off when the transducer is installed between the pumps? Iím adding the cube to my setup, and it going to need to go...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 92,524
Posted By rjcthree
Current

Dan, do you recall how you measure current? Did you use a scope and picked up the individual coil dwells or some other fast instrument that would give an average value? I ask because I may be on the...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-07-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By rjcthree
+1 on PPS

If you are going to run a paint system that has limited cross link time between coats, PPS makes it realistic. The ability to purge the air from the inner liner and run in any orientation is huge as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By rjcthree
Any new ignition rumors for OSH?

Any new ignition rumors for OSH? Maybe something for us D3000 users?
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-14-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By rjcthree
Small ziplocks...

Small ďsnack sizeĒ ziplocks with a single pinhole worked for me.....most of the spices being too small to exit the hole. Bonus was tha cabin had a nice fragrance.

Other option is to raid your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,311
Posted By rjcthree
Oil filter adapter?

Can you remove the oil filter adaptor and get the whole mess on the bench?

Iíve had some tough ones, but youíre in really tough place. Good luck.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-30-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 92,524
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks....

Thanks Dan, I might have asked the wrong question. In the same scenario, what is the current draw of the coil?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-29-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 92,524
Posted By rjcthree
Current EDIS4

Iím building a bench mock-up of a megajolt/EDIS4 ignition system to get to know it before laying out more concrete plans to put it in an airplane. What current should I plan for for the ignition when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By rjcthree
Hmmm

I donít know what that is, nor did it come from my plane. It is a pretty cool piece of hardware though. ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-18-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 173,584
Posted By rjcthree
What working time is favored?

What working time is favored? Iím thinking the one hour is good, but would like to hear whatís been everybodiyís experience.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 173,584
Posted By rjcthree
Number of 3.5oz cartridges?

Due to life, I have an unopened quart thatís about to time out. Iím also having nightmares about the measuring mess.

Iím going to the 3.5 oz cartridges from here. After reading all of the posts,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-11-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By rjcthree
320, RV-9A, Ellison

Iím flying 80 hours behind an Ellison in my -9A. The mixture balance is as good as the best carb story Iíve read, and I can get really lean with it before surging begins, leaner still to roughness. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By rjcthree
Similar experience

I had a a similar experience, and while it was a PITA to find, it was a leak at the the flare to the electric pump, no fuel would leak, but that persistent smell, very light. I used a hand vac pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,002
Posted By rjcthree
SAPA

SAPA Is an extruder, the company I work for deals direct with them.
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,742
Posted By rjcthree
Used it and canít imagine it solo

I used it for flights four through eight. My safety and vastly more experienced (qualified under the program) safety pilot did the first three solo. We did some phase one work during flights four...
Forum: Reviews 04-11-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By rjcthree
+1 on great service

I have a few of Allanís products on my plane, and heís very gracious about helping when things arenít quite right. While Vans production processes are excellent some of the ancillary parts might have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,583
Posted By rjcthree
BFR acro?

My latest BFR had some relatively unusual attitude recovery in it (especially in a Warrior) including an instructor induced light negative g moment designed to confuse me under the hood. It...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By rjcthree
Condition inspection date

In the region, have any of you reset your condition inspection date to a specific month to take advantage of downtime in bad weather? Iím considering resetting my condition to March from September,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By rjcthree
Somebody interested in crowdsourcing this?

I like this idea a lot, C/S the bolts makes it even better. Iíd buy a set. It hits on my biggest C/C concern.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,555
Posted By rjcthree
Are you solo or do you have ready help?

I went SB wings, and they were mind numbingly repetitive, and QB fuse. I judged the wings easier to build solo vs the fuse, and I was very solo. It worked for me and my -9a.
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

Iíll look into the bread crumbs path. Iím not sure it covers all of what Iíve seen, because I see tracks where I havenít ever been, but I wonít know until I clear it all and see what reappears....
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By rjcthree
Traffic tracks on Aera 660 + GDL 39 + GDL 82

My ADS-B setup is an Aera 660 gps, GDL 39 in, and a GDL 82 out connected to a GTX 327. Reports are excellent, it works. The distracting thing is that the 660 will show traffic tracks that are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 140,875
Posted By rjcthree
Cool #154....

May the funniest thing Iíve ever read on this site.
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By rjcthree
From memory...

From memory, the dowel pins are fixed to the extension, so pushing from the forward face of the prop back releases it. I canít find the pictures, but the memory is pretty clear, especially when I...
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By rjcthree
But yes....

Assuming it’s a Sensenich fixed and a Saber extension, you get out a large persuader, a large diameter drift, and some lumber to secure the prop, and you apply persuasion to the two dowels to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By rjcthree
Old wings to new QB fuse

I’m at the point I need to acquire a wing kit. My wish is for a QB set, but I’ve located an old (1996) SB wing kit locally that I will look at this weekend. It’s a 1996 kit, based on my research...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By rjcthree
Look, look again

Screwdriver, crows foot, duct tape, Iíll add long extension to the mix. I tended to look at those on the -9, with some forum prewarning, and usually had enough threads to washer both sides, which...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,326
Posted By rjcthree
Down off, middle wig wag, up both

The natural flow of switches in my panel is down off, up on. I used the middle for wig wag.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,326
Posted By rjcthree
+1 to Andy and Scott

I get occasional feedback that the FBO team knows itís me inbound based on my wig-wags, a pair of previous gen Rigid 2x2s in Duckworks mounts. They report it really is a differentiator in...
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