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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,788
Posted By C-GRVT
My decision to use a VP-X Pro was based on the...

My decision to use a VP-X Pro was based on the features it provides, and the quality of the planning and other tools and documentation provided on the website. My decision has been reinforced by the...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By C-GRVT
The bottom wing is a preferred place for an...

The bottom wing is a preferred place for an outside temperature probe, if it is intended to have one.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,658
Posted By C-GRVT
GTX 335 version 2.12

A Garmin "Aviation Alert and Advisory" appears to show software version 2.12 was first issued August 28, 2017. I take it that the update you are kindly offering adds something but has not changed the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,575
Posted By C-GRVT
prop considerations

Another consideration is that adding electronic ignition may affect propeller limitations, or not be a tested or approved combination. There are a number of threads discussing this.
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By C-GRVT
spacer

If you put a spacer behind the Van's manifold you will be able to screw the oil pressure switch into one of the side ports on the manifold.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,283
Posted By C-GRVT
I live in Ottawa, Canada, and have used the...

I live in Ottawa, Canada, and have used the following options for US shipments:
1. United States Postal Service (USPS) for shipments to Ottawa. Useful for small packages, no brokerage fees, sometimes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By C-GRVT
A look at advertisers on this site would help....

A look at advertisers on this site would help. SteinAir supplied panel, avionics and built harnesses for my G3X Touch IFR panel. A pleasure to deal with, excellent work, prompt responses to all of...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,827
Posted By C-GRVT
Detonation and pre-ignition discussion. Bias?

I don't have an RV-12 and do not fly a Rotax, but am following this thread to learn something about engine detonation and pre-ignition. Responses by those with demonstrable extensive experience with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By C-GRVT
Photobucket fix security issue?

Following the instructions above to add an extension to Chrome to allow access to these blocked photos, a warning pops up before installation that by doing so "It can read and change data on all the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By C-GRVT
For the pre-cover inspection, the inspector must...

For the pre-cover inspection, the inspector must be able to inspect your workmanship. For the first inspection of the wings and tail, I had completed the underlying structures, and the skin on one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,496
Posted By C-GRVT
heat

If you do not wish an "installed" fuel system with a chimney/vent to the exterior, your best bet is electric. My experience is that an insulated two car garage can be heated easily with two 4500 watt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,400
Posted By C-GRVT
flush patch

So, if one cleans up the hole to a circle about the size of a quarter, how does one make a flush patch without access to the back of the skin?
Bill Brooks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,710
Posted By C-GRVT
remember, Canadian rules are different

It depends on your mission.
Look at the CARS for minimum equipment requirements. For VFR, straightforward.
For IFR, do not rely on experience of U.S. builders, Canadian rules are different. For...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 57,847
Posted By C-GRVT
see this thread "Tip:Show us your cowl/hinge pin...

see this thread "Tip:Show us your cowl/hinge pin cover...", lots of ideas. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=173191

Bill Brooks
Ottawa Canada
RV-6A finishing kit
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By C-GRVT
It is useful in creating a record of experience...

It is useful in creating a record of experience to specify whether the servo is reverse mixture (arm pointing up) (and whether vertical induction). I have an O-360 RV-6A with reverse mixture and an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By C-GRVT
FAB to servo gasket - Van's says no

In the course of building the FAB I sent an e-mail to Van's with a couple of questions. One response I got was "You do not want a gasket between the FAB and the servo."
This is for an install with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By C-GRVT
move the slider plexi back and forth along the...

move the slider plexi back and forth along the frame spine to get the closest fit, if a gap remains, shim to eliminate the gap (plastic washers work) . Avoid putting any stress on the plexi by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By C-GRVT
Tom, do you use the static port on this pitot, or...

Tom,
do you use the static port on this pitot, or the Van'a static? First I have seen mention of this tube.
Bill Brooks,
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,258
Posted By C-GRVT
What does it take to finish? 1. enjoyment of the...

What does it take to finish?
1. enjoyment of the build process. If spending an evening building an airworthy bracket is not satisfying to you, you will not finish;
2. if your only goal is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By C-GRVT
white protective plastic coating

If that has not been removed from the aluminum parts, check if it can be removed - if it cannot be pulled off, it is very very difficult to get off.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,785
Posted By C-GRVT
If you decide to source replacement aluminum...

If you decide to source replacement aluminum angle locally, be sure you get structural angle rather than architectural angle, which is what most non-aircraft suppliers sell, even if the alloy and...
Forum: Autopilots 02-05-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By C-GRVT
washers

Large diameter washers should be on the outside of each rod end to prevent separation in the event of failure of a rod end. These should have been supplied.
There should be a spacer or at least two...
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By C-GRVT
vibration or resonance?

It is likely that your friend is raising the issue of resonance/harmonics rather than vibration (as in balance). Hartzell tests and approves certain prop/engine combinations for acceptable resonance...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,687
Posted By C-GRVT
read on the Cubcrafters forum

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) NE-13-06 was issued on November 21, 2012. It refers to Engine Components International (ECi) Service Instruction No. 12-1 issued October 29,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,295
Posted By C-GRVT
another site

Jason Beaver has a good description of what he did, which I found helpful when I did the same.
http://www.jasonbeaver.com/rv7/2011/12/started-working-on-modifying-b.html
Not difficult, but time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,936
Posted By C-GRVT
IFR biennial test

George,
thanks for your reply - have you done this (complied with the requirement for a biennial test with an uncertified glass panel without mechanical backup)? I must say this is all new to me -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,936
Posted By C-GRVT
Thanks all. I think the path to assurance of a...

Thanks all.
I think the path to assurance of a system that can pass the biennial test is a certified analog altimeter, certified encoder and transponder. I can achieve this by adding a certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,936
Posted By C-GRVT
I can add an altimeter

Tom,
I think that is the solution - I can add a mechanical altimeter as a backup instrument and have that checked. I had planned a certified encoder - as you say, not too expensive anyway. You are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,936
Posted By C-GRVT
Anyone operating Glass IFR in Canada?

Is anyone in Canada operating a glass panel IFR in Canada based on an uncertified glass system? If so, how do you meet the biennial altimeter/encoder/transponder check?
For example, Transport Canada...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,745
Posted By C-GRVT
see this thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=25274

I used solid rivets, bit awkwarsd but went fine. Thread suggests Van's OK'ed cherrymax or kit supplied pulled rivets.

Bill...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,207
Posted By C-GRVT
studs, lock washers and nuts

Rob,
I have a PCU 5000X governor that was installed by AeroSport on a 360. It is attached by 4 studs into the prop governor mount, with nuts, washers and internal lockwashers. The mount is attached...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,229
Posted By C-GRVT
Phil, good report and great inspiration - - and I...

Phil,
good report and great inspiration - - and I recall just after you finished building that you were wondering what to do with the plane.....
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, ON
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By C-GRVT
I noticed the same thing - the rudder tube was...

I noticed the same thing - the rudder tube was not quite true, and would bind in the bearings when rotated. The solution was to apply pressure on the tube as required to true it. A straight edge...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-28-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By C-GRVT
here is the reference on the plans

These nutplates are shown on Drawing 46 "side view" as spaced at 2 1/2 inches K1100, and mentioned on drawing 21. If you have not run across them, the Frank Justice Supplemental Instructions are an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,998
Posted By C-GRVT
very nice

A very nice idea -- thanks, please add my name to the list.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada,
RV-6A finishing kit
Forum: Canada 05-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,826
Posted By C-GRVT
I don't think that conclusion avoids TSO:

"In short: TSO approvals are not required for systems on amateur-built aircraft (flying VFR *or* IFR), and the Avionics shop's responsibility ends at conducting the tests and telling the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,249
Posted By C-GRVT
top

Do the front first, as Van's suggests. The reference is the circle behind the prop spinner - get that round (circular) by trimming the flanges as necessary. Van's instructions work pretty well, once...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By C-GRVT
a thumbs up

I've got the VP-X Pro, not yet installed or powered up.
The attraction for me was the excellent documentation and planning tools on the website, and the integration with the G3X.
A happy plus has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By C-GRVT
Precision Airmotive

advertises "we now have exact replica mockups of parallel valve o/io-360 engines for sale. They're made of molded plastic resin, so they weigh just 25 pounds and the price is $900. The advantage to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By C-GRVT
An offset rivet set will tend to turn in the gun...

An offset rivet set will tend to turn in the gun as you rivet, changing the angle of the set on the rivet. As well as tape on the cup of the set (I use thick hockey tape) put some duct tape across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,696
Posted By C-GRVT
mufflers

Vetterman offers a system with mufflers. I was interested for noise reduction, when I spoke to him he said that they also provided substantially more heat than the muffs. I am sure you could add...
Forum: Tools 02-04-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,223
Posted By C-GRVT
I think you do need a 3X gun for a few rivets -...

I think you do need a 3X gun for a few rivets - for example, the difficult to reach wing leading edge to spar rivets. These 1/8 rivets pass through thick structure and my experience is that a 2X gun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,318
Posted By C-GRVT
are you sure of the location?

I plan to do a similar install on my 6A, but I am waiting until I have the seats in hand to fix the forward/aft location for the bracket.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By C-GRVT
I backdrilled as well. A few other things: 1. As...

I backdrilled as well.
A few other things:
1. As you tighten the skin down with straps, the pressure will tend to distort and shift the bulkheads. I made plywood reinforcements that I clamped to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By C-GRVT
I have an 0-360 Superior based engine with ECI...

I have an 0-360 Superior based engine with ECI cylinders at the suggestion of one of the very well respected engine builders often mentioned on this site. The recommendation was based on excellent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By C-GRVT
Van's instructions

Have a look at these instructions on Van's website
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/canopy.pdf
The 1/16 is a measurement that you want to achieve as a consistent inset along the length of the side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,155
Posted By C-GRVT
Of course speak to Van's. If I were faced with...

Of course speak to Van's.
If I were faced with this, I would see if I could replace the misdrilled heavy angle under the F-611. I think with an angle drill you could get at the rivets to drill them...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 01-21-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 25,896
Posted By C-GRVT
I've decided to forego a panel with removable...

I've decided to forego a panel with removable sections on the theory that EFIS screen can be easily pulled to create pretty big access holes.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing (still)
Forum: RV-3 01-20-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By C-GRVT
A ruler. I was amazed when I first looked at an...

A ruler.
I was amazed when I first looked at an RV-7A plans set that there were hardley any dimensions/distances set out.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By C-GRVT
Van's will sell you an updated full size plans...

Van's will sell you an updated full size plans set one time for $50.00
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,331
Posted By C-GRVT
prop compatible?

consider whether the prop that you propose to use is compatible with the engine. What props are approved/vibration tested with an IO 375?
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,695
Posted By C-GRVT
Lars, you are right - there are "Super Gem" AN...

Lars,
you are right - there are "Super Gem" AN and JIC - it is confusing unless one knows that, because sizes are often quoted as "AN", even for fittings that are JIC.
The prices are telling - your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,695
Posted By C-GRVT
Are they AN or JIC industrial?

Or are they industrial fittings?
From a Parker Aerospace publication:

"AN flare and 37 degree industrial flare fittings appear to be functionally interchangeable, but they are not. The most notable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By C-GRVT
Anthony, yes, I could use the rear facing port,...

Anthony,
yes, I could use the rear facing port, but to do so I will have to pull the engine from the mount to get the 45 degree fitting in the side port out.
Jim, interesting that (some) certified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By C-GRVT
photos

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc378/WBrooks1/IMG_3067.jpg
http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc378/WBrooks1/IMG_3070.jpg
http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc378/WBrooks1/IMG_3069.jpg

Anthony...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By C-GRVT
John, I think I will do what you did and move the...

John,
I think I will do what you did and move the line to the other port. It surprises me that this is not seen as a problem, the fitting really is very close to the mount. There must be many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By C-GRVT
oil hose restrictor fitting to engine mount clearance

This is a question that I have never seen asked, which suggests it is not a problem. But it seems to me that it might be.
The VA-128 restrictor fitting that screws into the engine oil pressure port...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 64,713
Posted By C-GRVT
I care

Reilly,
"Blah Blah doesn't really address the point.
A "major alteration" as defined by the FARS is relevant to what we do. The FARS definition reflects physics and safe practice. We may be exempt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,453
Posted By C-GRVT
viable option?

I would be inclined to rethink whether a water landing, if there is an option for a land landing, is likely to be the better option.
Adding the uncertainty and difficulty of being inverted or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By C-GRVT
easy to do

I suggest that you do it yourself - it can be done in less than half an hour, and achieve a beautiful result. Draw some guide lines on the Van's supplied part, and shape using a bench sander and a...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,601
Posted By C-GRVT
lots of accidents!

What strikes me is what seems to be the large number of accidents - 300 accident aircraft out of a total fleet of some 7000, some of which don't have or haven't yet seen many hours. Not good.
This...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-18-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,640
Posted By C-GRVT
good quality bit, center punch where you want the...

good quality bit, center punch where you want the hole, slow speed with Boelube or cutting fluid, lots of pressure. If you go with a high speed and let the drill spin without cutting, the stainless...
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