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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By lr172
Sorry for the potential thread drift. However, I...

Sorry for the potential thread drift. However, I am curious about this recommendation. Does the fast hardener perform better? I typically use slow and wondering if I am giving something up...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input. I just remembered that I...

Thanks for the input. I just remembered that I have a 3.3V power supply that I am installing to power my headset. I will run the fan directly off that supply. 3.3 still seems to push enough air...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By lr172
The 10 uses 15/6x6 tires. These are a...

The 10 uses 15/6x6 tires. These are a special,reduced diameter tire. The std 6x6.00 tire will have a larger diameter with a similar weight rating. Width should be similar. Obviously, they will...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By lr172
Determining resistor size

I am installing a fan in the dash of the 10. It is a 120mm fan and want it to run slowly most times and full blast when needed via switch. Plan to run the full 12v through one side of the DT switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By lr172
I did all my holes with a fly cutter style hole...

I did all my holes with a fly cutter style hole cutter. Hoewever, they are somewhat uwieldy and wouldn't want to use them free hand. They would require a brace of some sort to hold the pilot.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By lr172
I apologize! I had asked if they could update my...

I apologize! I had asked if they could update my 430W at Osh and somehow today I remembered that as the 23ES. I stand corrected. Unfortunately I purchased this as New, Old stock so I don't know...
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By lr172
My SOP is to pull the power back and slow down to...

My SOP is to pull the power back and slow down to 100 MPH approaching GS intercept and add 10* of flaps. I find that it is easier to control things at that speed. Further down the approach (500...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By lr172
GTX 23 Updates

Stein told me that the GTX 23 can be updated remotely, but I can't find any information about how to do it. Can this be done? If so, is it via a serial port or through the G3X (I have 370's)? Want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By lr172
You can use a wrench to hold the fitting in...

You can use a wrench to hold the fitting in position while you tighten the nut, if desired.

The overflow is 1/8" NPT, so fitting of your choice.

Larry
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By lr172
Food for thought, but from an aerodynamic...

Food for thought, but from an aerodynamic standpoint, you are not aligning the tip, but aligning the desired air flow geometry over the two airfoils (wing & alileron). I would be aligning to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By lr172
As Miles said, if the flaps aren't coming up high...

As Miles said, if the flaps aren't coming up high enough to be in alignment with the ailerons, something is catching or hanging up. I had to trim a bit of the curved portion of the flap an the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By lr172
I believe that vis is reported in miles as it...

I believe that vis is reported in miles as it used to be based upon human observations of a known feature/structure and all recorded distances, other than sectionals and marine charts are in feet or...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-11-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By lr172
I tried some rattle can colors like this on a...

I tried some rattle can colors like this on a project once. Each was like a flat paint, where it will change sheen as the surface is rubbed/burnished. If you want it to shine with this type of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By lr172
Sorry, didn't catch the original intent. That is...

Sorry, didn't catch the original intent. That is odd behavior and I agree it's an algorithm problem. I can see where the s/w might look at yaw or heading deviation from track to determin intercept...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By lr172
Edge distance is the distance from the holes...

Edge distance is the distance from the holes center to the edge of the material. If there is no edge, as in what you call the "inside," then by definition there is no edge distance to account for. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By lr172
Thanks. Now that you mention it, I remember...

Thanks. Now that you mention it, I remember reading that in the manual. Just too much data to remember everything I already learned.

Larry
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By lr172
ailerons should be aligned with the tooling holes...

ailerons should be aligned with the tooling holes and the flaps with the ailerons. The mechanical end of the flaps upward travel does not place the flap in the properly rigged location for that...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By lr172
To be clear, I am not discouraging you from...

To be clear, I am not discouraging you from painting as an amatuer. Only that you spend the time to disassemble to improve you odds of achieving a job that you can be proud of.

I recommend SPI...
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By lr172
Most of these have a dead zone at the baseline. ...

Most of these have a dead zone at the baseline. I thought the specs said they start reading at 5 or 10 PSI for a 150 PSI unit, but can't recall exactly. You can find the specs online. 15 seems...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By lr172
GDL-39 Connection

I will be interfacing a GDL-39 with my G3X (non-touch) installation. I have read that Wx data is not shared between screens, but traffic data is. Can I wire the 39 into the MFD, where I want Wx, or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By lr172
WTB: GDL-39 Cable

I am looking for a GSL-39 cable with data. I can use any of the different styles, but need on that has the extra data wires in the bundle.

Thought I would ask here before ordering.

Larry
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By lr172
I painted the 6 before final assembly and will do...

I painted the 6 before final assembly and will do the same with the 10. I don't know your skill level. However, while the pro's do it all the time, I would not recommend painting assembled for new...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By lr172
No expertise to add here, but I find it odd that...

No expertise to add here, but I find it odd that the VVI is not centered in the path box. I understand that the "view" is heading based, but the VVI is an indication of where you are currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By lr172
I was the guy who helped load the Moose and spoke...

I was the guy who helped load the Moose and spoke at length with the mover. If you do hire, I strongly recommend Timberwolf's guy. More affordable and very competent.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By lr172
I bought a complete QB kit,. minus the finishing...

I bought a complete QB kit,. minus the finishing kit and moved it this way with no problem. Everything fit with a lot of room to spare. The big issue was that it would not fit in a 16' truck with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By lr172
Run some tests in flight to see if noise changes...

Run some tests in flight to see if noise changes in any way with changes in RPM. That can help to eliminate many of the engine produced noises.

I would also look for a bird, hornet, mice nest...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By lr172
Yes, but must be followed up with a W&G remover...

Yes, but must be followed up with a W&G remover before primer as Kyle mentions. Mineral spirits and other less aromatic solvents leave a film that will hurt primer adhesion. If using MS, I would...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By lr172
You should know that you can call ATC and ask for...

You should know that you can call ATC and ask for an exception to the mode C requirement for any given flight. That is an option to get you home with the new bird.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By lr172
By no means an expert here, but I would expect my...

By no means an expert here, but I would expect my carrier to take the net of the coverage total minus the estimated salvage value after the incident and compare that to the repair estimate, then...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By lr172
Both the center safety latch and door warning...

Both the center safety latch and door warning systems are included with the finishing kit and cannot be deleted - No need to order parts.

I have center latch like the planearound, but will include...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
Posted By lr172
Wish I could help, but never have seen one like...

Wish I could help, but never have seen one like that. Definately seems not to be caused by debris or contact with the crank. I can't imagine what would cause coppoer to break off like that. Copper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By lr172
It's been a couple of years, but I believe that I...

It's been a couple of years, but I believe that I was able to remove sharpie marks with mineral spirits. MS are a preferred solvent for cleaning acrylic; I used it on the whole canopy to get rid of...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By lr172
Yes, very important step. Read what I wrote...

Yes, very important step. Read what I wrote about alum prep in my earlier post.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By lr172
I love the stuff. I have painted several project...

I love the stuff. I have painted several project cars and the 10 will be my second plane painted with SPI. I also left the SPI epoxy as my final interior coat. 600 hours on the 6A and not a...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By lr172
Cyanoacrylates are a type of anaerobic adhesive...

Cyanoacrylates are a type of anaerobic adhesive (e.g. supeglue). I think you meant Iso-cyanates. They are the nasty element in two part urethane paint activators that you must protect yourself...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By lr172
In my experience, Epoxy primer has the strongest...

In my experience, Epoxy primer has the strongest grip and therefore the preferred first layer. Many support direct application on Aluminum, but check first. I use SPI and it is a direct to metal...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By lr172
That sounds like an interesting approach. Do you...

That sounds like an interesting approach. Do you have a pic? I am currently working on my panel/sub-panel.

Larry
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,283
Posted By lr172
Can you elaborate on what the updated design...

Can you elaborate on what the updated design is?

Larry
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By lr172
In my 6, I have a GRT HXr and a mini. We put the...

In my 6, I have a GRT HXr and a mini. We put the HXr into a setup page to kill all visual data and used the mini to fly/navigate. The mini has only horizontal GPS guildance, so we did the RNAV...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By lr172
I had to do a lot of fabrication as I used the...

I had to do a lot of fabrication as I used the hendricks hidden handle and a homemade gearbox. I installed my gearbox before gluing the doors. I just used strategically placed packing tape to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By lr172
Thanks for your input Pat! Larry

Thanks for your input Pat!

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By lr172
Thanks Terry.

Thanks Terry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By lr172
ORB O-ring size?

Does anyone know the O-ring size specified for an AN-4 ORB fitting. I have the old one and it looks like 3/8 X 1/2 X 1/16. However it is a bit deformed and I think that I am getting a thickness of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By lr172
I don't disagree with that approach and is how I...

I don't disagree with that approach and is how I usually do it. As I mentioned, I was not recommending either, just presenting some data and clearing up misconceptions.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By lr172
First, a cold engine will have more oil in the...

First, a cold engine will have more oil in the pan than a warm one, therefore a more complete drain. It takes hours for all of the oil that is going to leave the engine parts to drip into the pan. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By lr172
GSU370 Mounting Ring ?

Installing a couple 370's in the 10 panel now. Just curious if the provided mounting ring is supposed to be rivetted the panel or does it just float and get pulled tight by the screws. I imagine...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By lr172
I read a good tip a few years back. I installed...

I read a good tip a few years back. I installed a bent wire (like a paperclip) pushed into the vent fitting exiting the fuse. You use the bend to keep tension against the ID. 500 hours later, it...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By lr172
Congrats. Definitely an accomplishment. Larry

Congrats. Definitely an accomplishment.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By lr172
I thought the 10 baffling kit included materials...

I thought the 10 baffling kit included materials for a gov mount under the front baffle shelf?

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By lr172
They may have assumed the alternative to avgas...

They may have assumed the alternative to avgas was E10 gas. The energy output of E10 is around 5-10% less than E0 or whatever you call gas with no alcohol.

FYI, the need for lead years ago was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By lr172
The issue is not the ownership component, it is...

The issue is not the ownership component, it is about the ongoing expenses (hanger, hobbs time, overhaul, insurance, etc.) and who is paying them.

The difference is that Netjets uses certified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By lr172
This is intriguing to me, as I am looking for a...

This is intriguing to me, as I am looking for a way to keep my 6 after the 10 is done. Capital isn't my issue, but ongoing costs are.

Have you vetted this with EAA or the FAA? It looks a lot like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,443
Posted By lr172
Thanks! more char's for Doug

Thanks! more char's for Doug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By lr172
I tried this on my 6 and quickly became...

I tried this on my 6 and quickly became frustrated with the epoxy not curing and getting hard. I assumed the material was too thin to set up properly, but was probably user error. I ended up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By lr172
They do. I got my finishing kit parts a couple...

They do. I got my finishing kit parts a couple of months and they appear to be quality parts, done properly. There should be no pinhole issues. I haven't taken them for a carefull examination in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By lr172
I have no concerns with this. The epoxy primer...

I have no concerns with this. The epoxy primer is tough as nails once it has cured for a month or so. Further, there are several coats of urethane primer on top of it, plus the top coats. Also the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,443
Posted By lr172
Did you test this in the plane or just on the...

Did you test this in the plane or just on the bench. Curious if it performs noise free. However, I figure if Stein sells them that they would have tested for this before offering it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,443
Posted By lr172
Thanks Bill! I have been thinking about what to...

Thanks Bill! I have been thinking about what to put in the 10 and would like a behind the panel setup, if I can find one that works.

Larry
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,003
Posted By lr172
Assuming you mean Peak EGT. The represents...

Assuming you mean Peak EGT. The represents economy cruise and is not full power. richen it up to 80-100 ROP for full power. I would guess that Van's uses that setting for their advertised speeds...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By lr172
Is that sensor water proof or water resistant? I...

Is that sensor water proof or water resistant? I would expect it to get wet in that location. I probably would have chosen a location in the tunnel.

Picture shows the up position, though you won't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,443
Posted By lr172
If you read the reviews, you will see that this...

If you read the reviews, you will see that this unit will not charge an Ipad at the rapid rate. I searched a lot and the only one that I could find that would do it was the Anker 2.4 unit but it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,443
Posted By lr172
In addition, I believe there is some circuitry...

In addition, I believe there is some circuitry that sends some output in order for the ipad to take the full 2.1A. Therefore, a simple regulated 5V supply won't get the ipad to take more than 1A,...
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