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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By vic syracuse
Another one

I have one of these as well. Same deal with a twist..

$70, I'll include the shipping CONUS , and $20 to Doug. :)

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, you can make one. However, most of the...

Yes, you can make one. However, most of the Electronic ignition providers send one with the kits so you might contact one of them and see if you can just get it. Lightspeed and Electroair have them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By vic syracuse
Jerry is a super individual and we are all...

Jerry is a super individual and we are all rooting for him!

Vic
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By vic syracuse
Towing is in fact currently prohibited with...

Towing is in fact currently prohibited with Experimental/AB aircraft.

I tow my neighbor a lot in his L-19. As mentioned, that is a really sweet airplane for that function.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By vic syracuse
MOSAIC

OK, let me give some input here before this goes too far off track.

There has been a lot of behind the scenes work between EAA and the FAA on MOSAIC. I am honored to be a part of that process since...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By vic syracuse
With quite a few hours on this now, I see that...

With quite a few hours on this now, I see that the collision algorythm is a lot tighter on the Lynx than it is on Foreflight. I do get the traffic warning light and audio warning when a collision is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By vic syracuse
FS: 6351 Slick Mag

This has about 600 hours on it, with the SB done (new points, carbon brush, rotor gear). With impulse coupling. Looks new. SN#08100843

$500 OBO plus shipping CONUS.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By vic syracuse
Move the clips

I think you got bad advice on not moving the circlips. They are adjustable for a reason. I have over 1400 hours behind the 912's in Kitfoxes I built, and I usually changed the circlips between Summer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By vic syracuse
A momentary switch which it NO is needed. In...

A momentary switch which it NO is needed. In other words, activating the switch will close it to ground.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,019
Posted By vic syracuse
This is correct. Good advice here on SLOWING...

This is correct.

Good advice here on SLOWING down. Slow is your friend in the RV's and bumpy IMC. I avoid the bumpy stuff whenever I can, even in the RV-10. Slowing down makes for a much better ride...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,539
Posted By vic syracuse
I did not delete it, and won't. But it is flat...

I did not delete it, and won't. But it is flat out wrong that timing is additive to the 70 degrees that was mentioned in that post.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,539
Posted By vic syracuse
Our engines run well from around 0-45* of timing....

Our engines run well from around 0-45* of timing. Once you get past this you can detonate and run rough. Let's say the LS is giving you 45* of timing. Engine runs fine on mag alone at 25. Engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,539
Posted By vic syracuse
Check for intake leaks as well. Beleive it or...

Check for intake leaks as well. Beleive it or not, leaks can cause problems at higher power setting.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, sure do. :) Vic

Yes, sure do. :)

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By vic syracuse
I just installed one in my Stearman. Too early...

I just installed one in my Stearman. Too early for pireps yet. The screen is bright and it certainly presents lots of information, and the WIFI connects to Foreflight so traffic is displayed there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By vic syracuse
We're in. :) Vic & Carol

We're in. :)

Vic & Carol
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By vic syracuse
The riveting overall was horrible. It could have...

The riveting overall was horrible. It could have been used as an example of every type of mis-set rivet, over drilled holes, missed holes, etc.

We walked away from it, but about 2 months later I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, have someone who is qualified to look at it...

Yes, have someone who is qualified to look at it closely. I've inspected quite a few "prepunched" ones that were pretty bad, including one RV-10 that was basically scrap.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By vic syracuse
The red cubes seem to fail prematurely when they...

The red cubes seem to fail prematurely when they are exposed to heat. I've been seeing quite a few of them lately in the engine compartment without any heat shielding. If you have it located there,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,124
Posted By vic syracuse
Our Lycomings are all about splash lubrication as...

Our Lycomings are all about splash lubrication as well. 1000 or higher is a great idel speed, for lubrication & ignition.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,739
Posted By vic syracuse
Been filling my own since the 90's. Vic

Been filling my own since the 90's.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,486
Posted By vic syracuse
Joe was also the DAR and my Flight Advisor for...

Joe was also the DAR and my Flight Advisor for the One Week Wonder! :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,526
Posted By vic syracuse
Just landed a bit ago at home. Lots of storms to...

Just landed a bit ago at home. Lots of storms to circumvent today. Have to love the Southeast in the summer!

What an honor it was for me last night to make the first flight of the Airventure One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,406
Posted By vic syracuse
I canít say enough times that we have been...

I canít say enough times that we have been listening, observing, and discussing all of the issues this week. For those of you who think and write that the EAA doesnít care about ALL members, I assure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,406
Posted By vic syracuse
We hear you. We have been meeting on it and are...

We hear you. We have been meeting on it and are meeting again @ 6:45 again this am.
It is no easy fix, but very smart people are involved (NOT including myself in that part of the statement) and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,406
Posted By vic syracuse
Many of you may know that I am the Homebuilt...

Many of you may know that I am the Homebuilt council chairman, am on the BOD, and am on the EAA Safety Council, left by Charlie Precourt. I want to assure all of you that this topic has been front...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By vic syracuse
Silicon is dirt, which is different than the...

Silicon is dirt, which is different than the silicone you use on the oil filter..

Vic
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-22-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By vic syracuse
I know you said you triple checked the wiring....

I know you said you triple checked the wiring. Does that include the center conductor of the coax? Be sure the center conductor is seated properly inside the BNC connector to the full depth. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By vic syracuse
Contact Jan as mentioned. I just helped a...

Contact Jan as mentioned. I just helped a customer procure an 8 and Jan did the transition training in a 6 and then a flight in the ownerís 8. That was fine with the insurance company.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By vic syracuse
The SE really has been horrible this year....

The SE really has been horrible this year. Constant thunderstorms. Usually by this time of the years the grass is beginning to burn out. Not this year. Everything is a lush green.
We made it here to...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmmm. I havenít seen this. I have flown the demo...

Hmmmm. I havenít seen this. I have flown the demo RV-14A at max gross weight, including max baggage, and I see the auto trim barely moves forward in cruise flight. Iím inclined to think ther may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By vic syracuse
They are supposed to be recorded by the EAA. Vic

They are supposed to be recorded by the EAA.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes

Yes, and he did an absolutely wonderful job!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By vic syracuse
Oshkosh Bound

We are leaving for OSH today. I need to be there for some meetings this weekend and I am licensing a new RV-7 in Madison, WI on the way. It sure looks to be an extremely busy week with lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, both are wonderful airplanes in their own...

Yes, both are wonderful airplanes in their own rights, but the key is to slow down in the bumps. The ride is better for all occupants. :)

They are both great instrument platforms, and I highly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By vic syracuse
Bill, I really doubt with that Thunderbolt engine...

Bill, I really doubt with that Thunderbolt engine you have a leaking nose seal. Check the o ring inside the prop hub.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By vic syracuse
If you are talking about the mag cover plate...

If you are talking about the mag cover plate only, I have had luck by cleaning both surfaces real well and then using a light film of automotive gasket sealant on the gasket.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm thinking the water was just a coincidence and...

I'm thinking the water was just a coincidence and is a red herring. You should probably clean out your MP line.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,978
Posted By vic syracuse
Totally uneventful first flight! Kudos to Bill...

Totally uneventful first flight! Kudos to Bill and Phoenix for a very well-built airplane. :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,398
Posted By vic syracuse
I agree with all of the comments here. You should...

I agree with all of the comments here. You should not be afraid of replacing cylinders on our Lycoming engines. Just do them properly and under some supervision if you haven't done it before....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By vic syracuse
Dayton, not a lot of data here to help us...

Dayton, not a lot of data here to help us understand what you are seeing. Is it erratic, or a vastly different number on the RPM guage than what you would expect? The second one is most likely a...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By vic syracuse
Spruce Michelin Aviator

Spruce has them:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/michAviator2.php?clickkey=7940
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By vic syracuse
Not exactly correct

With regards to Bill's comment, we probably need to assume (without having all of the facts) that the engine that came out of the RV was originally a certified engine/prop combination and had...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By vic syracuse
It's OK...

The master and avionics solenoids will get hot to the touch.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By vic syracuse
Solvent

I use Brake Clean or any other solvent.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By vic syracuse
SB in 2006

Hi, Scott. I don't know what vintage your kit is, but there was a SB issued in 2006 to check on the B nut inside the tank and safety wire it. Here's the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By vic syracuse
Clean the line

Have you ever cleaned the line between the sensor and the cylinder? They can get clogged over time. I clean mine out every year.

Vic
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-16-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By vic syracuse
7355

I too have found the 7355 belts work better. I never install the 7365 that comes with the alternators. The alternator pulley will put a hole in the cowling.
It is weird that your original one is...
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By vic syracuse
Why?

Why would the autotrim decide to be reversed when it has been working correctly for so long?

Vic
Forum: Flight Testing 06-14-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,079
Posted By vic syracuse
Sometimes

I have done this for some builders who wanted to move the aircraft during phase I. Basically, I put it in the Operating Limitations, that after so many hours and so many landings it could be moved by...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-14-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,350
Posted By vic syracuse
High resistance

Some of the auto plugs, such as the BR8EIS have very high resistance, about 5K ohms. Isn't that hard on the mags, especially the coil?

The Autoilite 386's are not resistor plugs, and do not have...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By vic syracuse
Not to argue...

Yes, but we are talking about RV's here. :) With pressurized airplanes it is a different story.
Really trying to not confuse the gentleman with the problem so he doesn't go chasing the wrong...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By vic syracuse
Not correct

This is not correct. An open static system inside will show an INCREASE in airspeed. Don't believe me, just crack your alternate static vent sometime while in cruise.

I use to tease kids when were...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,614
Posted By vic syracuse
Better accuracy

Sorry, late on the response. But, as it's been pointed out, it does give better accuracy when mounted after the engine-driven pump, which of course places it in the hot engine compartment.
However,...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,686
Posted By vic syracuse
Closed

OK. I am going to close this thread. If anyone wishes to start a thread on design changes, let's go with a new one. This one was intended by me to be a heads up/safety notice since I continue to find...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,686
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmm...

I don't remember where else I saw them, but will try to find it. However, even with an average of 6 on each of the 10K airplanes flying, that is a really big number. If there was a problem to be...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,686
Posted By vic syracuse
Just tighten and check....

Keep in mind that there are over 10K Van's aircraft flying, and there doesn't seem to be a problem here that needs engineering. It is a practice across the entire aviation industry as...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By vic syracuse
It's OK...

Assuming you can use a 5702 washer to fill the gap, just do that. You will be fine.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,614
Posted By vic syracuse
Heat protection is needed on the red cube.

If it is in the engine compartment and not wrapped with some heat protection they will eventually fail. Tend to work fine when cool, but will fail in flight.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmmm... should be pretty easy.

They really are a piece of cake to install, almost anticlimactic. Perhaps you could take a picture, or even facetime me and I can see what might be causing you a problem.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By vic syracuse
Needs a lot of trimming

Yes, I had to significantly cut my cowling back on the RV-10 to fit the Whirlwind prop.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,708
Posted By vic syracuse
Some data

Here are some facts:
The airplane was signed off with a condition inspection 12/2017. It has 3.9 hours on it since then. The oil is really black, and the owner says they changed the oil. The engine...
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