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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Bevan
While you have the ports pulled out, you may...

While you have the ports pulled out, you may want to add a little grease to the o rings to help prevent leakes. Half of my ports leaked past the o rings in the first 100 hrs and the grease appears...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Bevan
I found the 1/4" studs for the vacuum pad...

I found the 1/4" studs for the vacuum pad convenient. Each P-MAG grounded to it's own stud.

Bevan
Forum: Safety 04-16-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,403
Posted By Bevan
Walt, I think the reason LSE does this is to...

Walt, I think the reason LSE does this is to allow the engine to continue to run when the master is shut off (in case of some other electrical problem). The LSE needs power via another path to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bevan
But my IPAD is not Cell equipped. Bevan

But my IPAD is not Cell equipped.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bevan
Well, my wifi only (non-cell) Ipad tracks me on...

Well, my wifi only (non-cell) Ipad tracks me on the moving map as I drive to the airport. This is without the external gps connected cause it’s left in the plane.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bevan
iPad 4 mini 128g (non-cellular, stills has...

iPad 4 mini 128g (non-cellular, stills has internal gps) with Bad Elf external GPS and FltPlanGo. Canadian and US charts. I use this for flightplanning and situational awareness via moving map,...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Bevan
Greg, Can you elaborate on how you think the...

Greg,

Can you elaborate on how you think the electrical system was compromised by a mixture cable? Was the mixture cable abraided by structure or by a wire?

Bevan.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,521
Posted By Bevan
Nope. But this looks...

Nope. But this looks interesting...

https://www.uavturbines.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UAV-Dossier.pdf

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bevan
Iím considering a third landing light for use in...

Iím considering a third landing light for use in the flair at night. Does the RV10 cowl light angle down when installed in an RV7 cowl? Or does it just not fit in the cowl due to space...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Bevan
With the fuel valve on, and fuel line...

With the fuel valve on, and fuel line disconnected at the servo inlet, put a small amount of pressurized air into the vent port to very SLIGHTLY pressurize the tank and wait for the fuel to be pushed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,849
Posted By Bevan
:mad: Yes, as I understand it... VNE is dictated...

:mad:

Yes, as I understand it... VNE is dictated by airframe strength but the RVs are fast and capable of altitudes higher than other normally aspirated aircraft. So, one of the limiting factors is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bevan
Farn Reed tanks

Chris,

Having read through the original installation instructions, I would suggest you keep the tanks as they are custom fitted to your wings (assuming the RV6 wing tip screw pattern is different...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By Bevan
I keep a half dozen of my wife's flat round...

I keep a half dozen of my wife's flat round makeup remover pads lightly soaked with a bit of baby oil in a zip lock bag. Works equally well as fire starter and smells nice as it burns. :D

It makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bevan
Emags have been superceded by Pmags (self-powered...

Emags have been superceded by Pmags (self-powered version of Emag). I have two Pmags (no traditional mags) and would do it again. The only potential problem would be that both fail at the same time...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-19-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Bevan
I agree and have amended my earlier post. I...

I agree and have amended my earlier post. I don't believe constant fuel flow return systems should use a "BOTH" position as it means fuel could flow back to both tanks but possibly not equally or...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-18-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Bevan
I have the Andair duplex valve and it is my...

I have the Andair duplex valve and it is my understanding that there is no “dead” position between the left and right positions. There cannot be for safety reasons. This being the case, putting the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Bevan
One may assume SVE AGL means synthetic vision...

One may assume SVE AGL means synthetic vision elevation above ground level.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bevan
Even if they are at the show, they may not have...

Even if they are at the show, they may not have everything on your list so there will be a shipment anyway. Many vendors offer show specials via their website or phone orders even though you're not...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,658
Posted By Bevan
Flashing beacon

I used this one. Drilled a hole in the top of vertical fin fairing and installed with proseal. Works great, cheap and lite...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-06-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Bevan
I too had an intermittent flap motor. I took it...

I too had an intermittent flap motor. I took it out and took it apart. I didnít see the grease problem others have had. In fact, I couldnít find any problem at all. Replaced the motor and have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,403
Posted By Bevan
If you prime first, you lose much of the...

If you prime first, you lose much of the advantages of using vinyl.

Cost
Weight
Time

The skins are alclad which is to control corrosion as long as the alclad is not compromised. The vinyl protects...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,403
Posted By Bevan
I spent about $2000 (US dollar equivalent) on...

I spent about $2000 (US dollar equivalent) on vinyl (3M 1080) and had lots left over. More than enough to do the areas I didn’t cover in vinyl (most of the fibreglass parts). I spent about $2500...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bevan
Oh where is the ďlikeĒ button! Bevan

Oh where is the ďlikeĒ button!

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Bevan
An RV class (basically stock) quasi formula one...

An RV class (basically stock) quasi formula one would be fun and sustainable.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Bevan
It could be that the GRT is outputting 9600...

It could be that the GRT is outputting 9600 Baud.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 106,123
Posted By Bevan
TAS is the way that really counts but -4700...

TAS is the way that really counts but -4700 fpm?

Bevan.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,256
Posted By Bevan
Looking at any perceived liability issue from the...

Looking at any perceived liability issue from the other side, what is the ELT's or FAA's liability if the TSO's device (including proper factory batteries) fails to perform during a crash? Are they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Bevan
I only watched a small portion of your video. If...

I only watched a small portion of your video. If you could post a simple picture or tell us a time stamp to go to on the video that may help us help you.

Off hand I donít recall any difficulty...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,648
Posted By Bevan
Do the test cards for YOUR plane then make a POH...

Do the test cards for YOUR plane then make a POH for YOUR airplane. You will learn a bunch. Iím surprised this isnít required to finalize the Phase 1 period.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,769
Posted By Bevan
This is how I do it, get yourself a fish scale...

This is how I do it,

get yourself a fish scale (0-30 lb range)
Remove nose wheel pant
Make a little bracket from 3/4 x3/4 aluminum angle with a couple holes to screw it to the wheel pant attach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bevan
I suggest that if your alternator fails, load...

I suggest that if your alternator fails, load shed right away including the master relay as this hog of electrons is not a good use of the remaining power.

The battery is only a "reservoir" of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Bevan
Is it rapid throttle or RPM changes? Does engine...

Is it rapid throttle or RPM changes? Does engine start and shut-down not constitute as rapid RPM changes?

Bevan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Bevan
Not an expert here but one data point. I bought...

Not an expert here but one data point.

I bought a mid-time 0-360-A1F6 from across the country. Other than being a little heavier (and possibly a little smoother), it doesn't seem any more...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Bevan
On the work bench. Sorry, but other than for...

On the work bench. Sorry, but other than for engine starting, a small backup alternator (mounted on the vacuum pad) would be much better all the way around. Lighter, less maintenance, known...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bevan
I agree 100% and having 2 identical and...

I agree 100% and having 2 identical and independent P-mags drives the risk of having a bad day way down provided I understand how to operate and manage them. Cost of occasional updates/inspections...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,002
Posted By Bevan
Not necessarily. If you want to fly to a remote...

Not necessarily. If you want to fly to a remote area where thereís no fuel and you donít want to plan for another stop on the way back just for fuel. 2-1/2 hrs in, and return is not really pushing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bevan
You never heard of anyone who experienced an...

You never heard of anyone who experienced an unexpected magneto failure? We live in fantastic times and in one of the best places in the world to live. Consider the lives of all those who have ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bevan
Damage if it failed is irrelevant. This is made...

Damage if it failed is irrelevant. This is made for "experimental" aviation, use at your own risk. One must understand the risks and know how to mitigate them.

I for one am thankful that the...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bevan
I believe thereís a possibility for CO to come up...

I believe thereís a possibility for CO to come up to the cockpit from the openings around the empennage. Consider that the canopy is a big bulge creating a relative low pressure area. If this bulge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,633
Posted By Bevan
A trip to Alaska is but one (albeit a great one)...

A trip to Alaska is but one (albeit a great one) use of an airplane. While the differences are minimal, your decision may be better based on what else you plan to do with the plane.

For me, my...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bevan
This is not...

This is not vinyl?

http://i63.tinypic.com/351eqf5.png

http://i68.tinypic.com/24nilnb.png

http://i63.tinypic.com/1222o9u.png

Bevan
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bevan
My point was if the airlines are using it in the...

My point was if the airlines are using it in the jets, how are they inspecting below the vinyl? And you don’t see it peeling off at their speeds.

Putting vinyl over paint is theoretically better...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bevan
There’s probably not a wrapped AB airplane with...

There’s probably not a wrapped AB airplane with enough time to develop corrosion but here’s my thoughts in random order.

The airlines put vinyl on their jets do they not?

I have one flush screw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,665
Posted By Bevan
All this fantastic manufacturing technology is...

All this fantastic manufacturing technology is great, but has anyone calculated anticipated drag reduction and therefore increased speed?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,403
Posted By Bevan
No visible lines other than one on the bottom of...

No visible lines other than one on the bottom of each wing and the lines of colour transitions.

Bevan.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,365
Posted By Bevan
I bought one on Ebay for under $100 when building...

I bought one on Ebay for under $100 when building the RV. Also bought a new $30 crimper from B & C. The cheaper one was easier to use and made great crimps (except the for strain relief part but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,590
Posted By Bevan
Fuel injection: No need for carb heat cause no...

Fuel injection:

No need for carb heat cause no chance of carb ice,
Simpler to operate if you consider the effort to get it set up to cruise LOP. Some carbs will never run smooth LOP so you save all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,260
Posted By Bevan
Excellent workmanship, and result write-up. ...

Excellent workmanship, and result write-up. Thanks for documenting it for should it be needed in the future.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,403
Posted By Bevan
I did, to save weight, cost and time. Corrosion...

I did, to save weight, cost and time. Corrosion is the only unknown. Time will tell. So far so good. Iím satisfied.

Bevan

http://i63.tinypic.com/2njzxqu.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By Bevan
I guess itís a good thing that we donít have...

I guess itís a good thing that we donít have brake lights on our all-electric airplanes!

Bevan.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bevan
Exactly so how did it go from knots to MPH? Bevan

Exactly so how did it go from knots to MPH?

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bevan
Not true. It's all about standards. If it wasn't...

Not true. It's all about standards. If it wasn't for standards when you fly into Canada, you would have to think and have your instrumentation converted to metric. Fortunately Canada uses the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bevan
That was then, new aircraft and associated...

That was then, new aircraft and associated marketing should be knots. It's got to start at Van's though. If they decide their target audience can't understand knots, I'm not sure what to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,786
Posted By Bevan
I completely agree and with your prior post too. ...

I completely agree and with your prior post too. We typically don't have a transfer pump in our RVs so fuel management has to be done with advance planning. Not a biggee but takes some planning.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,786
Posted By Bevan
Not sure if this scenario has been mentioned but...

Not sure if this scenario has been mentioned but when beginning a descent after a cross country flight one day, the remaining fuel in the lower level tank (tank not in use) was around 5 gal or so. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,169
Posted By Bevan
Anyone using XD3 15w40?

Reviving this thread.

Have any others adopted this oil for use in their Lycoming?

If yes,
please state the Lycoming model number.
please state which fuels you use, auto, 100LL other.
please state...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,488
Posted By Bevan
The answer will be at the end of the tube. I'm...

The answer will be at the end of the tube. I'm thinking manifold pressure.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Bevan
Why can't the Maintenance log be combined with...

Why can't the Maintenance log be combined with the Journey log? Where does it say (in the CARs) that it must be a separate document?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,786
Posted By Bevan
Thanks for sharing. Carb or FI? Bevan

Thanks for sharing. Carb or FI?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bevan
I have a piece of 5/8 plywood cut to approximate...

I have a piece of 5/8 plywood cut to approximate the floor of the baggage area. This goes down first to protect the baggage floor from point loads like feet and knees. Then a piece of 2x10 lays on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,746
Posted By Bevan
Without EICAD, retarding the timing by 1.4...

Without EICAD, retarding the timing by 1.4 degrees would be approximately 1/2 tooth on the ring gear? Ring gear is 149 teeth. Is this an acceptable method?

Bevan
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bevan
I like the purge valve and always use it for shut...

I like the purge valve and always use it for shut down. Be sure to use steel fittings especially the fitting between the purge valve and the divider.

It would be nice if it came with a place to...
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