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Forum: Visual Flight Rules 09-23-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
An inoperative VOR should be NOTAM'd out. You...

An inoperative VOR should be NOTAM'd out. You can check NOTAMs many ways before flight. The Foreflight briefing has an enroute navaid section which should show it. If you are old school, you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,854
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Ask ACK for a static suppressor. It goes behind...

Ask ACK for a static suppressor. It goes behind the antenna. They game me one for free for my Beech.....I think there is a problem with sensitivity to static electricity. It took just a minute to...
Forum: Propellers 08-21-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,906
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Can anyone post their 9A experience with the...

Can anyone post their 9A experience with the Sensenich ground adjustable composite prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,294
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
FYI - there is a 20% discount for pilots on the...

FYI - there is a 20% discount for pilots on the Sensorcon models. I just received mine (same unit as shown in post 2) for $95 shipped. There is a thread on BT that lists the discount code, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
how to start cowl fitting?

I'm looking for advice here. I want to start fitting my 9A cowl. I am going to use milspec fasteners.

My plan is to hang the core engine (case, crank only) so I can position the cowl correctly. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to Jesse my crank and case are test fit...

Thanks to Jesse my crank and case are test fit together. It came out good enough so I can go hang it for cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,056
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
It's very simple to explain characteristic...

It's very simple to explain characteristic impedance and VSWR (or S11)... you just need to use a smith chart - which is the most awesome tool, ever...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Jesse! PM on the way and I'll pay...

Thanks Jesse! PM on the way and I'll pay shipping!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks guys - I wish there was an engine shop...

Thanks guys - I wish there was an engine shop around here to get the old bearings. Since my crank is 0.003 under, I would love to have used full size bearings to increase clearance. My plan is to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Mahlon, I understand now. To get any of...

Thanks Mahlon, I understand now. To get any of the 6 studs out would require them to be unthreaded from the case. A job best left to Divco. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Main Bearing Part Number??

I want to assemble my engine core so I can work on the cowl. My plan was to use the old/trash bearings to hold up the overhauled crankshaft. The nose bearings seem OK but the middle and rear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Mahlon (and all) thanks SO much for the...

Mahlon (and all) thanks SO much for the help!

The rear studs certainly look screwed in to the right case half. This is what it looks like from the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-12-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,517
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I love PNP: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/ What...

I love PNP: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/

What did you do to the RV for canine comfort / safety? Big bog bed in the baggage area? Did you attach a leash / harness to anything?

Great pics!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
need help understanding case through bolts

This is a picture of the case of my O-320-E2A. It was originally carb'd 150 HP and I want to build it for 160 HP with fuel injection. I plan to send the case to Divco - and was thinking of having...
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
RV life in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill?

Do any locals have the lowdown on RV / flying in the Research Technology Park area? Where to base a plane, what hangars cost, are they available, etc? Can I fly all year with weather, etc? Thanks...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForum...

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,586
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I can't wait to install that! I like that it is...

I can't wait to install that! I like that it is Mk. III - much classier than v3.0!
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I bet it depends a lot on the installation. The...

I bet it depends a lot on the installation. The POH for my 200 HP IO-360 Beech Super has the pump on for start, and "as needed" the rest of the time. Of course the cowling is the exact opposite of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
This happened in my Beech. It was an exhaust...

This happened in my Beech. It was an exhaust leak - the hot gasses were heating up the cylinder. Worth a quick check.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I just wanted to close out the thread. Following...

I just wanted to close out the thread.

Following the advice above I think I have successfully restored Vlad's old PC680. This was the procedure I used:

1) Connect a voltmeter and auto headlight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Loctite 567 - use it on tapered threads only -...

Loctite 567 - use it on tapered threads only - not on the flare side of the fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,419
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Where can I buy this antenna?

Where can I buy this antenna?
Forum: COMM 07-15-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
are nutplates worth it for antennae?

I'm ready to attach antennae to the fuselage. GPS on top, COMs & others on bottom.

I was wondering if it is worth it to use nutplates for the bottom mounted COM antennae? I don't want to go...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,771
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting!...

Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting! Building is SO much fun I know you'll have a great time.

BTW - I love your country - I wish I could go back, especially in the highlands.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I've been trying that procedure, but I don't have...

I've been trying that procedure, but I don't have the "Ultimzer" charger. I'll go a few more cycles and see if there is an improvement. Thanks for helping!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
has anyone restored a PC680 battery?

I have Vlad's old (2 years?) battery that I am using for testing in my 9A project.

It appears to have very low capacity. It ran my plane for like 15 minutes.

I brought it home, charged it up,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
It was either the 26' (see link below) truck. I...

It was either the 26' (see link below) truck. I only wanted the 22' but there were none available. The width is the key dimension and it is the same. It is a diesel truck, so prepare for about...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I moved my 9A from CID to ABQ. Easy. Get the...

I moved my 9A from CID to ABQ. Easy. Get the proper Penske truck (the rear door is just barely wide enough to squish the main gear thru), build a pair of long wooden ramps. Put the wings in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,044
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Wow Pete looks awesome. Did they hone the bore? ...

Wow Pete looks awesome. Did they hone the bore? Do you have to use mineral oil again?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,740
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
My drawing C4 shows AN970 washers for the metal...

My drawing C4 shows AN970 washers for the metal prop. No note about trimming them that I can see. They look round in the drawing. The drawing says it applies to "ALL RV's"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,923
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
where has the job aid gone?

I was looking at this old thread and wanted to find the FAA Job Aid which is apparently a PDF that creates operation limits.

It is no longer at the links in the thread, and I've been bumbling about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,586
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I have a 9A and might want one of those. What...

I have a 9A and might want one of those. What does the magnetic reed switch do?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Allan - can you post a link or part number? ...

Allan - can you post a link or part number? Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
+1 for Carl's suggestion. Those guys are great.

+1 for Carl's suggestion. Those guys are great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,733
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
how to best protect fuel lines

I'm working on the aluminum lines between the fuel pumps, Andair fuel selector, AFP filter and AFP boost pump. To say that it is "tight" in that area is a bit of an understatement.

The body of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I was reading the Lycoming SI and for the...

I was reading the Lycoming SI and for the "normal" RV engine (not dry sump, external oil tank, or turbocharged) it pretty much seems to say take the plugs out and crank the engine without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Question dimensions for torque plates

Does anyone have a drawing or CAD file of the Lycoming Torque Plate, or anything equivalent? I think the Lycoming part is ST-222.

If you have one, how about putting it on a scanner with a metal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,033
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
On my Beech's last annual, I found one of the...

On my Beech's last annual, I found one of the plugs had a large section of the ceramic insulator missing. The A&P said that was typical of what happens when a dropped plug is re-installed.

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,064
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I like it too. My setup in the Mouse has a high...

I like it too. My setup in the Mouse has a high pressure hose between the tank and the regulator (SkyOx).

My thought was to maybe mount the tank back in the tailcone and run the hose forward and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,064
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
In my Beech, I have an E size bottle in the...

In my Beech, I have an E size bottle in the baggage compartment. Has anyone mounted a larger tank like this? Could it be mounted in the tailcone, behind the baggage bulkhead? Love to see any pics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,443
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Can anyone describe the difference between these,...

Can anyone describe the difference between these, and how to tell which a case has?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Can you post a pic of your tail strobe installed?

Can you post a pic of your tail strobe installed?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-13-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,660
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
is it worth moving firewall fuel penetration?

I built my 9A for a carb and installed a gascoator in the traditional Vans location on the right lower part of the firewall.

I've decided to switch to a Bendix fuel injection servo. It will be...
Forum: Reviews 03-13-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I guess the reason is twofold: laziness and...

I guess the reason is twofold: laziness and traditionalism.

I already have the power supply mounted and high voltage wires run so it was easy to leave it in.

Also I'm a sucker for vacuum tube...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-09-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,643
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Man Doug, please o please keep posting these...

Man Doug, please o please keep posting these reports. That made me want to run out to the hangar and get working on my 9A! Thanks so much!

The speeds seem so slow, and do I understand that you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Carb Temp Sensor for Fuel Inection?

I decided to switch my project from carb to Bendix FI. I already have the carb temp sensor wire run and I have the sensor.

Is there any benefit to mounting the carb temp sensor, maybe in the FAB?
Forum: RV-12 02-29-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,761
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
They are plenty accurate, but they do not support...

They are plenty accurate, but they do not support the required integrity.
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
FlyLEDs Nav-only review

I already had the strobe power pack and wiring installed in my plane but I didn't have a nav light solution. I contacted Paul at FlyLEDs (http://flyleds.com/) and he agreed to make me a kit that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,608
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks for sharing this Mel. I'm converting an...

Thanks for sharing this Mel.

I'm converting an O-320-E2A to 160 HP, fuel injection. I will also be adding at least part of the constant speed hardware to the engine. I don't think Lyc ever built...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-02-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Just wondering - why metal locknuts on the fuel...

Just wondering - why metal locknuts on the fuel servo?
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-18-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 73,452
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Congrats Doug! Post a picture of those seat...

Congrats Doug! Post a picture of those seat bolts for us behind you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I think you are right, it must be the front seal...

I think you are right, it must be the front seal retainer. I believe this is a 1960's wide-deck engine. It does seem to have the holes in front....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Here is another mystery part (last one)

Any ideas?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a2JsGs82_Q0/VpK-g1CZ8YI/AAAAAAAAESI/OqgzNkpA3q0/s640-Ic42/100_1544.JPG
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 319,668
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
That is a really awesome looking aircraft. If...

That is a really awesome looking aircraft. If it flies half as good as it looks you must be thrilled.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Current production O320 dipstick part number?

I'm putting together a list of parts for my O-320 build in an RV-9A

The 2011 Lycoming Parts Catalog lists two different dipstick tubes:
P/N 75736, TUBE, Oil Level Gage, 11-9/16 long
P/N 75767,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Awesome - thanks to all. It isn't on my Parts...

Awesome - thanks to all. It isn't on my Parts Catalog that I can find. I'll look for a picture.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Identify this mystery Lycoming Part?

Found in my bag of parts - anyone know what it is?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f5a81P2B3ck/VodiiPxMV3I/AAAAAAAAEHI/PRxxrcdPyOU/s640-Ic42/100_1512.JPG
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I'm with Gil - I'm going to install the shaft. ...

I'm with Gil - I'm going to install the shaft. ACS sells a tach cap for $19 (which is better than the $68 Lycoming version).

dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Good news - I found what appears to be the tach...

Good news - I found what appears to be the tach shaft and centering spacer:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Qrh_7x53emY/VolQFAzOVyI/AAAAAAAAEPA/jcl1s0AKkK8/s400-Ic42/100_1534.JPG

It needs a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Gil - both pictures help a lot. You are...

Thanks Gil - both pictures help a lot.

You are right, the Lyc drawing doesn't show this clearly... but I find those old hand drawn pictures strangely beautiful. Much nicer than modern CAD...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Hi Gil - can you post the picture that goes along...

Hi Gil - can you post the picture that goes along with these parts? It looks like I need Item 23 (STD-1199, "Pin - 3/16 x 1-1/8") as well. The figure would sure help.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Gil, thanks SO much! Is the rod in the center...

Gil, thanks SO much!

Is the rod in the center the "Tachometer shaft"? I think it would be OK to omit those parts (tachometer shaft, tach shaft spacer), what do you think?

My lockplates are...
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