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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By erich weaver
The AFP servos that I am familiar with rely on a...

The AFP servos that I am familiar with rely on a purge valve for fuel and engine shut off. Leaning does not completely shut off fuel flow and may or may not shut down the engine.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By erich weaver
Thanks guys. Seems like the guidance could have...

Thanks guys. Seems like the guidance could have been clearer on this point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By erich weaver
BasicMed question

Itís been two years since my last medical so I need to renew and I want to go the BasicMed route and use my regular doc. Ive reviewed the AOPA guidance but am unclear on one thing. Since I got an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By erich weaver
I have a -7A and mounted a new, larger oil cooler...

I have a -7A and mounted a new, larger oil cooler on the engine mount. The engine mount tubes are a bit different on a -7, but maybe this will give you some ideas. ...
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By erich weaver
Just to be clear, Copalis is in Washington state,...

Just to be clear, Copalis is in Washington state, the runway is the beach (sand) and landing there is legal, unlike in Oregon.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,740
Posted By erich weaver
I did exactly that a year and a half ago, which...

I did exactly that a year and a half ago, which resulted in me switching to Gallagher. Better price and slightly better coverage.

Erich
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By erich weaver
A couple of alternatives to consider: - its...

A couple of alternatives to consider:
- its pretty easy to just remove a front seat so that the dog could be readily transferred to the front and then taken out from there;
- what about installing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,420
Posted By erich weaver
I note that the response from grubbat in post#21...

I note that the response from grubbat in post#21 refers to the cooler fitting in an -7/9; it does not say -7A. Im not saying it wont work, just saying that the engine mount in the -7 is not the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,420
Posted By erich weaver
I had the same issue and first installed the...

I had the same issue and first installed the anti-splat cowl flap resulting in a very modest improvement in oil temperatures. More recently, i bit the bullet and changed the oil cooler, going with a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,357
Posted By erich weaver
For some of us, there are potential CG issues. ...

For some of us, there are potential CG issues. Use of a lightweight composite prop on my -7A has put me near the limit of the CG range for some circumstances (nose is on the light end). Would be...
Forum: Safety 04-07-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By erich weaver
First easy check is field wire connection at...

First easy check is field wire connection at alternator

Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By erich weaver
I had a bad oil pressure reading on my GRT EFIS /...

I had a bad oil pressure reading on my GRT EFIS / EIS awhile back and called GRT about. They said to try tapping on the transducer a few times with a screw driver handle or similar. No kidding. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,564
Posted By erich weaver
I wasnt familiar with the stat o seal product. ...

I wasnt familiar with the stat o seal product. Good idea. Here is the link

https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/earls-performance-stat-o-seals

erich
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-06-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By erich weaver
On the other hand, flap motor failure is a...

On the other hand, flap motor failure is a common problem. I thought I had fixed it twice. On the third time I gave up and bought a new motor directly from the manufacturer rather than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By erich weaver
A quick check on Vans website indicates they...

A quick check on Vans website indicates they carry U-813D but not U-813C.

Seems strange they would have one but not the other. Also, the description for U-813D says "PR nose fairing brkht". ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By erich weaver
Was able to find a set of plans and found...

Was able to find a set of plans and found this:

http://i67.tinypic.com/25804ut.jpg

Rich has it right above; U-813 C & D.

Will see if Vans still carries these or Im on my own for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By erich weaver
Hmmm. Thats not what mine looks like. I have...

Hmmm. Thats not what mine looks like. I have two separate brackets, one up where the allen screw goes, and one back at the axle. Guessing things have changed since my build.

thanks

erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By erich weaver
nose wheel pant bracket

A couple of the brackets that secure the nose wheel pant are broken on my -7A and Im trying to figure out the correct part numbers to order. Vans is closed today, but searching here I found a...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,463
Posted By erich weaver
Thinking this over a little more, isn’t this...

Thinking this over a little more, isn’t this thing really just crimping a couple ferrules on a piece of 0.032 cable and snipping off the excess cable? The materials should be readily available. ...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,463
Posted By erich weaver
If I have to pull my WW200 RV prop one more time...

If I have to pull my WW200 RV prop one more time I might be driven to try this. I dread doing the safety wire on that thing. Cut the price in half and Iím there right now

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By erich weaver
Even if you drain the oil the borescope will...

Even if you drain the oil the borescope will typically get coated with oil from rubbing against surfaces and not be of much use. Also really hard to fish areound in the sump from the drain hole...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By erich weaver
Thanks, I worked with Bill at Airflow Systems to...

Thanks, I worked with Bill at Airflow Systems to have them made. Unlike Pacific Oil Coolers and others, Airflow Systems offers various installation hardware, including plenums. I was the guinea pig...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By erich weaver
Sorry for the very delayed response on these last...

Sorry for the very delayed response on these last two posts; somehow I overlooked them



[Friction and the fact that the Adel clamps are fixed to each end of the aluminum angles so the distance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,872
Posted By erich weaver
This thread is confusing to me, as I thought the...

This thread is confusing to me, as I thought the problem was reported to have been resolved through replacement of the solenoid. Now that doesnít seem to be the case?

The description to me sounds...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By erich weaver
Check out the Airflow Systems website and talk to...

Check out the Airflow Systems website and talk to Bill there. I think he supplies Vans with their coolers and can fix you up or give you some options.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By erich weaver
Autopilot pitch servo and wiring Erich Whoops...

Autopilot pitch servo and wiring

Erich

Whoops Skylor beat me to it
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By erich weaver
It looks promising and is inexpensive. Skeet...

It looks promising and is inexpensive. Skeet tubing should have less resistance to flow than scat tubing, although 4 inch diameter of either should be plenty big enough to get good airflow, so not...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,637
Posted By erich weaver
Deflate your tires with the wheel pants on. If...

Deflate your tires with the wheel pants on. If they rub against the sides, you need to remove more.

Erich
Forum: California 12-16-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By erich weaver
I’m based at IZA Hangars are tight. I was on the...

I’m based at IZA
Hangars are tight. I was on the wait list for 15 years (no joke). The FBO does hold one in reserve for short term rentals I believe, so try that. Plenty of tie downs.

Nice biking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,636
Posted By erich weaver
Been thru this myself. Sucks big time. I would...

Been thru this myself. Sucks big time.
I would avoid the appraiser to save money unless you need one to counter a value established by an appraiser hired by your ex. Donít spend the money unless you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By erich weaver
I would also add that this should be true...

I would also add that this should be true regardless of prop type, although emag will tell you the concern is more for lightweight props like a whirlwind. I donít follow their logic - why would...
Forum: GPS 11-23-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By erich weaver
Not all iPads have a GPS, only those with...

Not all iPads have a GPS, only those with cellular capability.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By erich weaver
oil cooler change

I have never been completely satisfied with the Vans stock oil cooler (Niagra 20002A with 7 rows) that I installed on my RV-7A with IO-360B1B engine, as oil temps bumped right up against red line on...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-09-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By erich weaver
The EGT wires are special thermocouple wire. If...

The EGT wires are special thermocouple wire. If it was ever replaced with standard wire, that might be the problem.

Erich
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By erich weaver
Pretty common to have leakage after some years of...

Pretty common to have leakage after some years of use. There are inexpensive rebuild kits available from the brake manufactures, ACS, and Vans. Pretty easy once u get the master cylinders removed....
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By erich weaver
Neat epoxy, meaning unthinined. Vans says to...

Neat epoxy, meaning unthinined. Vans says to thin with some acetone to help fill pin holes, but if you work it around well with a squeegee it will fill without thinning and avoid potential weakening...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-03-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,728
Posted By erich weaver
No, NM stands for New Mexico. I looked it up...

No, NM stands for New Mexico. I looked it up :)

Thanks for the clarification

E
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,728
Posted By erich weaver
Don't want to sound like a butthead, but to...

Don't want to sound like a butthead, but to correct the previous post, Page is in Arizona (just south of its northern border), and northwest of there is Utah. New Mexico is way off to the east.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,728
Posted By erich weaver
I concur with John's above choices for scenery...

I concur with John's above choices for scenery and would add a visit to Dead Horse Point near Moab. Check out the bizarre blue colored deposits there using Google Earth and see it for yourself when...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-01-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By erich weaver
Cool. Very professional looking. I liked that u...

Cool. Very professional looking. I liked that u had the panel lit up while filming.

Erich
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By erich weaver
As an alternative to a backup battery, I use the...

As an alternative to a backup battery, I use the TCW power stabilizer to eliminate the EFIS brownout that occurs during start up and the long boot up wait after start. Weighs next to nothing and a...
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By erich weaver
Sporty's also has a Bluetooth adapter that might...

Sporty's also has a Bluetooth adapter that might be worth checking out. No personal experience with it.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By erich weaver
Huh. Do you have any explanation for what...

Huh. Do you have any explanation for what exactly causes this, or a solution for stopping it from occurring? Its a little disturbing to think that the very substance recommended by Vans to seal...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,452
Posted By erich weaver
my seat of the pants observation is that people...

my seat of the pants observation is that people tend to over torque small bolts and under torque large bolts when relying on feel rather than a torque wrench

erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By erich weaver
What he said. E

What he said.

E
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,631
Posted By erich weaver
It's possible the firing delay has been removed...

It's possible the firing delay has been removed in recent versions of the Pmag software- check with Brad on that. I know for sure that my kickbacks seemed to always occur after an initial failed...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 20,440
Posted By erich weaver
Check in with B&C Specialty

Check in with B&C Specialty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,631
Posted By erich weaver
A broken starter casing is typically associated...

A broken starter casing is typically associated with kickback during starting. Did that occur? Hard to miss.

I have a 149NL with a lightweight whirlwind prop. After several kickback events I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,237
Posted By erich weaver
What is the source of this...

What is the source of this information?

Thanks,
Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,291
Posted By erich weaver
Even if it was possible to thread it up through...

Even if it was possible to thread it up through the sump, how would you do that without getting oil on the camera lens? You are bound to hit something covered in oil somewhere.

E
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By erich weaver
The general consensus has been that the SL40...

The general consensus has been that the SL40 intercom sucks. Not the case for the intercom on the newer Garmin GTR200 however, which reportedly works quite well. I refer you to Stein at Stein Air...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By erich weaver
Awesome Roberto! Thanks. Erich

Awesome Roberto! Thanks.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By erich weaver
Yes, for smoother and increased air flow out the...

Yes, for smoother and increased air flow out the exit.

Erich
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By erich weaver
Just to spell it all out within this thread, the...

Just to spell it all out within this thread, the mandatory service bulletin indicates that the fuel injection lines require support through adel clamps. The associated diagram shows the clamps being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By erich weaver
Hmmm. Nothing wrong with rebuilding of course,...

Hmmm. Nothing wrong with rebuilding of course, but I'm a little surprised with the responses given the very limited damage described. I had a small gash in mine due to a broken gust lock and impact...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,783
Posted By erich weaver
If you pull off the rubber boot and look at the...

If you pull off the rubber boot and look at the metal cap that makes the contact with the plug you can see a small circular clip that's job is to provide the tight fitting, snap-into-place...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By erich weaver
I don't think so. More likely he is getting...

I don't think so. More likely he is getting radio frequency interference, with one or more wires acting as an antenna. Can be hard to chase this down. On my -7A I get a fuel pressure warning on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,239
Posted By erich weaver
Bad battery is entirely possible and more...

Bad battery is entirely possible and more importantly, very easy to check. Start here.

erich
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,111
Posted By erich weaver
The other common source is the bag of chips you...

The other common source is the bag of chips you threw in for that mid flight snack exploding at 10,000 MSL.

Erich
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By erich weaver
"She told me how to read the "manufacturing date"...

"She told me how to read the "manufacturing date" so I can confirm how old my current battery is."

Care to share the secret?

Thanks
Erich
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,503
Posted By erich weaver
Agree. It's too late, heads up display is...

Agree. It's too late, heads up display is already ingrained in our speech. Reminds me of a few years back when we first started seeing all the nice big tv screens. The correct term was flat panel...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,020
Posted By erich weaver
I'm guessing Scott knows what he is talking about...

I'm guessing Scott knows what he is talking about here. The AFP instructions for cold starting that I have indicate to prime with the throttle in for a few seconds and then pull it out to idle...
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