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Forum: RV-10 Today, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By az_gila
Smile aka - the rear spar ski jump

Rivetbangers had a picture...

http://www.rivetbangers.com/g2data/forums/albums/users/captainjohn/Vans%20Ski%20Jump%20Fix%20tool%20sml.JPG

Clamp and bend....:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,536
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Then the certified planes you flew are now...

Then the certified planes you flew are now considered antiques and are so old they qualify for less registration fees in AZ....:)

IIRC the FAA requirements for certified planes standardized on Knots...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, good spotting. But you would think Sheet 46...

Yes, good spotting.

But you would think Sheet 46 labeled "Wing/Fuselage Attach" would be a better location for that optional notch picture. :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By az_gila
I'm not sure if my description was clear, so I...

I'm not sure if my description was clear, so I added red to the OP's picture -

http://halie.com/o7X.jpg

Finn also mentioned this relative to incidence, but it also affects the sweep. -

B:...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By az_gila
Smile Some of us had to trim the top web of the rear...

Some of us had to trim the top web of the rear spar a bit to keep it clear of the top of the fuselage slot. This lets the spar slip a bit further into the fuselage.

http://halie.com/o7Z.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but the GTN manuals require a GPS antenna...

Yes, but the GTN manuals require a GPS antenna ground plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By az_gila
Smile I managed to do it with a truck that had wheel...

I managed to do it with a truck that had wheel wells. The trade-off is the height you have to lift the parts.

All of the major parts of a QB fit in this size truck, 26ft IIRC...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By az_gila
Smile These solvents work too... To remove tar,...

These solvents work too...

To remove tar, grease, paint, etc., use a good grade of naphtha or kerosene. Users of these solvents should become familiar with their properties to handle them safely.
...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By az_gila
Smile My suggestion was much closer to the dome light...

My suggestion was much closer to the dome light system in your car.

Warning lights on the panel sort of over-ride check lists - that why we make them red...:)

No power is consumed when the doors...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm a bit confused by the logic for the...

I'm a bit confused by the logic for the pre-flight actions mentioned.

If you have simple LED indicators that are connected to NC contacts on physical micro switches that show red when the doors are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation CAD Accuracy

Be cautious following the top curve on any CAD panel for the -6 models. This is the drawing a lot of them were made to, and the accuracy varied from builder to builder....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,539
Posted By az_gila
Question Mel, It does look like a great product...:) What...

Mel, It does look like a great product...:)

What is the finish on it? Is it steel of aluminum?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By az_gila
Smile On my -6A I found that the sub-panel would lie...

On my -6A I found that the sub-panel would lie flat even before parts were cut out of it. The parts just were not very flat as shipped.

A 3/4 by 1/16 angle riveted on top of the lower flange helped...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-05-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation If you use the CherryMax rivet of the correct...

If you use the CherryMax rivet of the correct size the pin should not stick up after setting.

This is from the Cherry web site -

Locking Collar
The CherryMAX® Rivet features the "Safe-lock" Locking...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By az_gila
Smile I looked at that, but decided it would be too...

I looked at that, but decided it would be too tricky to do with all of that epoxy and reasonable speed needed (AZ summer) to do the bonding job. :)

To clean it up I intend replacing the countersunk...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By az_gila
Smile Fin, I presume you have the non-touch screen...

Fin, I presume you have the non-touch screen version of the Skyview?

Even flying VFR in my -6A I can say the switching you mention is quite trivial with the touch screen.

Sometimes sw/hw advances...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-03-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By az_gila
Smile Two different methods of measurement The pull...

Two different methods of measurement

The pull rivets use grip length for identification.

The solid rivets use total length in the 'dash' numbers. In general, subtracting 1.5 x the rivet diameter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, it's definitely worth down loading the 191...

Yes, it's definitely worth down loading the 191 pages, but printing and posting on the wall the single page 190 is good for workshop reference. :)

Thanks for the updated link, the table now has a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Print this Lycoming chart for reference. The...

Print this Lycoming chart for reference. The sump bolts are 1/4 inch.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/az_gila/RV-Stuff/lycoming-torques_zpsd981c236.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks Galin, that is a simple answer to a simple...

Thanks Galin, that is a simple answer to a simple question...:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not really, the Skyview EFIS back-up battery is...

Not really, the Skyview EFIS back-up battery is needed to retain attitude reference and engine monitoring. It would be really dumb to lose that feature in an emergency electrical power loss...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By az_gila
Question Dynon in IFR Q.

OK, to start I''m not IFR-rated but am interested in making my -10 capable.

I had previoisly asked this question on another thread aboutpower bus architecture but it got lost in many other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By az_gila
Smile My statement was meant to be more...

My statement was meant to be more generic....:)

Whatever system youy use beyond a simple bus needs a load analysis (really just a listing) to document how many amps are connnected to what bus in a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By az_gila
Smile Load Analysis

I'm surprised no-one seems to have ementioned this before, but each plane should have an electrical load analysis done. This is especially important if you are contemplating aEndurance Bus or any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By az_gila
Smile And also variations between new unused bolts and...

And also variations between new unused bolts and bolts that have been previously used in a self-locking fastener.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,885
Posted By az_gila
Question Two batteries

I'm still a bit confused...

Is an in-flight failure of a battery an occurrence that has happened to anyone?

And if so, would that failure have been masked by a parallel connected battery?

Also,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By az_gila
Post Nah.... it's an indication of the need to truly...

Nah.... it's an indication of the need to truly decide what is "essential" to get on the ground safely, and to perform a load analysis.

In this case, remove the autopilot and USB ports from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,885
Posted By az_gila
Question Q.

- Run both batteries in parallel (normal operation) unless there is an electrical problem. At that point open both masters to split the systems.


Q. How would an electrical system problem show...
Forum: Primers 10-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,253
Posted By az_gila
Smile The Duratec is advertised as a high build primer...

The Duratec is advertised as a high build primer as well as a mold surfacer, so I presume that was why the poster got it as a recommendation.

As far as durability goes, the Prestec finishes are...
Forum: Primers 10-29-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,253
Posted By az_gila
Smile It seems to be the same as the Prestec primer...

It seems to be the same as the Prestec primer product which is commonly used for surface filling and smoothing during refinishing and repairing the epoxy structures of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By az_gila
Smile Scott, check your email...

Scott, check your email...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Don't know about the Garmins, but the Dynon...

Don't know about the Garmins, but the Dynon Skyview back-up battery has a recommended cycle for using a self-test mode. It reminds you when the self-test is due and the self-test is also a capacity...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By az_gila
Question IFR redundancy

From a non-IFR pilot but wanting to set up a simple system that would work for IFR.

A very related question-

If I am planning on dual screen Dynon Skyviews and each one having its own dedicated...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation looks like the contacts do nothing if there is no...

looks like the contacts do nothing if there is no shower of sparks involved. Leave it not...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By az_gila
Smile This previous post was specifically for the -4...

This previous post was specifically for the -4 -

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1295058&postcount=3

But the link may not be active - or may be it doesn't work because I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,885
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Given the choice between a relay and a switch...

Given the choice between a relay and a switch -

If the current rating is OK in both, the switch will have less physical connections once the relay drive circuit is included. Reliability is based...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm putting an Aerosport panel in my -10, but...

I'm putting an Aerosport panel in my -10, but looking at the standard QB panel I took out, I see no reason you can't approach a split panel the same way I did on my -6A.

Simply take the standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By az_gila
Smile Maybe, but since all numbers actually belong to...

Maybe, but since all numbers actually belong to the govt. shouldn't the US treasury get the $$ for a non-assigned (aka "special") number?

In the way past... when custom number first came out...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By az_gila
Question Are the old (c. 2005) green tops different? The...

Are the old (c. 2005) green tops different?

The finish inside looks different and AeroSport talks about a different fit for their overhead console.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By az_gila
Smile Mine are about the same as the OP doors, but I...

Mine are about the same as the OP doors, but I put it down to the old green moldings... :)

I think some of my problem may be how I clamped the doors after bonding - if the clamps are a bit too far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By az_gila
Smile Discrepancies

That's why going to the manufacturer's data sheet is always better than using the ACS description...:)

I was more concerned that the drill numbers I gave did not agree with actual users and needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation RTFM

OK, I made a mistake and actually answered the OP question.

I should have checked the CherryMax data sheet :D

http://www.cherryaerospace.com/docs/catalogs/CA-1011.pdf

The 0.140 quoted in the OP is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not on the Lycoming web site unfortunately, but a...

Not on the Lycoming web site unfortunately, but a copy is here -

http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum/showthread.php?7429-Lycoming-O-235C-Assembly-Question&p=49715&viewfull=1#post49715
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By az_gila
Smile My previous numbers were for full loading - If I...

My previous numbers were for full loading - If I take the empty CG and subtract 20 lbs at the prop, it moves back 1.10 inches.

It all sounds consistent. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation On my -6A it shifted the CG back about 0.75...

On my -6A it shifted the CG back about 0.75 inches in the fully loaded, but low fuel state.

No paint on mine yet, which would make it a bit worse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up 12 inches

Well, I just had to go to my hangar...:)

Got my tape out - Firewall to center of a Sensenich prop w/2.25 inch spacer = 36 inches
= 48 inches to wing LE per my previous picture

So prop. moment = 12...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By az_gila
Question One question to the seller may be - Does...

One question to the seller may be -

Does experimental "Lycoming" mean an engine actualy built by Lycoming, or one built to Lycoming's design? This build could be anything from a well-known egine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By az_gila
Smile A mesauring tape and this picture might...

A mesauring tape and this picture might help...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1200138&postcount=6

https://vgy.me/izB9I7.jpg

The datum is 60 inches ahead of the wing leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By az_gila
Smile Here is the section refered to - 21.93...

Here is the section refered to -

21.93 Classification of changes in type design.
(a) In addition to changes in type design specified in paragraph (b) of this section, changes in type design are...
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By az_gila
Smile Lycoming's cover plate is...

Lycoming's cover plate is #60430

http://www.aircraft-specialties.com/cover-vacuum-pump-60430/

You will also need some spacers on the studs to make up for the loss of the thickness of the "adapter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By az_gila
Smile A #28 drill is 0.1405 inch diam. and should do...

A #28 drill is 0.1405 inch diam. and should do the job.

A 9/64 is 0.1406 inch and should also work.

If you drill sloppy holes a #29 drill is 0.136 inch and might work, but will be tight if you make...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is an old discusion on cams and gears for...

This is an old discusion on cams and gears for O-360's, but I believe the attach hardware is similar -

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=133109
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By az_gila
Cool The FAA estimates show as a steady state to...

The FAA estimates show as a steady state to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By az_gila
Smile Interesting, based on the physical appearance and...

Interesting, based on the physical appearance and dimensions I think it's this series of switches -

http://www.carlingtech.com/sites/default/files/documents/G-SeriesSW_Details_%26_COS.pdf

What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By az_gila
Smile Thanks... I lost track that we were now talking...

Thanks... I lost track that we were now talking of a third manufacturer...:)

But, does anyone have a not-Carling S700 data sheet?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By az_gila
Question Datasheet

I presume you are talking abut the Honeywell spec sheet. :)

Does anyone have an actual datasheet for the so-called Carling S700 switches that aren't made by Carling anynmore?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By az_gila
Question Not wishing to ignite another related war... :) ...

Not wishing to ignite another related war... :) But, do you notice that the switch pictured does not have a DC current rating?

The Honeywell switches are rated for 15 to 20 Amps at 12/24 v...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,833
Posted By az_gila
Smile Simpler answer - the tap has a cutting edge and...

Simpler answer - the tap has a cutting edge and removes material, the screws do not. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,266
Posted By az_gila
The bit about the loss of an EFIS confuses...

The bit about the loss of an EFIS confuses me...

Almost all EFIS units have the capability of using a dedicated, EFIS only, back-up battery.
If you have two screens an EFIS failure, or a power...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,833
Posted By az_gila
Smile I found that replacing the usual AN515 screws...

I found that replacing the usual AN515 screws that are rated at 60K psi tensile with more structural screws, such as these at 125K psi - I like the washer head look inside the cockpit for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By az_gila
Question I'm not sure if the S700 switches are still made...

I'm not sure if the S700 switches are still made by Carling.

They don't seem to be lited on their web site. http://www.carlingtech.com/toggle-switches
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-18-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,465
Posted By az_gila
Question Would that make the inverse be true? Those that...

Would that make the inverse be true?

Those that are ADSB equipped and have a glass panel may increase relative to the average...
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