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Forum: RV-10 Today, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By Carl Froehlich
What Bill said. While slotting of the aileron...

What Bill said.

While slotting of the aileron bracket will address a low or high aileron (common problem), it does not fix the ailieron that is not parallel to the wing - or not the same spacing as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Five point no matter what you get. I flew an...

Five point no matter what you get. I flew an RV-8 with just a four point - twice. It got pulled out and replaced with a five point. Hit one air pocket with a four point and you will find out for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Add the aileron trim kit. It is easy and worth...

Add the aileron trim kit. It is easy and worth the money.

Carl
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Carl Froehlich
You need to set the CRS to runway heading on the...

You need to set the CRS to runway heading on the SkyView for ILS and LOC approaches. You do not do this for GPS approaches.

Read page 4-14 of the Pilot User Manual:...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,082
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Key ignition switches are just a problem waiting...

Key ignition switches are just a problem waiting to happen.

Two ignition toggle switches and a push button to crank is the only way Ill wire a plane.

Carl
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 642,199
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The local FSDO required that on my RV-10 before...

The local FSDO required that on my RV-10 before signing off. I did a 1x1 printout and clear tape on the panel. Done.

No one says it has to stay there.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Rich, I offer if in level flight one aileron in...

Rich,

I offer if in level flight one aileron in trail and the other 1/4 down says rigging is not right. Add to that, the left aileron down would imply your left wing is heavy, not the right.

Look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,997
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Where is Allan?

Two emails sent to Allan asking when the replacement front plate will be sent. No response.

Anyone get an update from him?

Carl
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sure - this is included in the SkyView and it...

Sure - this is included in the SkyView and it works quite well. While it does both, I find the audio AOA indication far more useful than the visual.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Carl Froehlich
14 spinner

For those who want to step beyond the as provided plans.

In my opinion, the RV-10 cowl set up for a 13 spinner is just not to scale for this airplane. While I clearly understand the benifits of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The base element on panel design is to separate...

The base element on panel design is to separate what stuff and wires stay in the plane, and what comes out when you pull the panel.

Below is a photo of my panel test fit on the new RV-8 project...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I put an access panel in my first project...

I put an access panel in my first project (RV-8A), never used it. The new RV-8 project will not have one.

Considering a standard EFIS install, removing one or both displays provides a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Ive posted on this before. I installed the red...

Ive posted on this before.

I installed the red cube in the RV-10 in the Vans recommended postion - aft of the firewall in the tunnel. The boost pump does effect the reading when on, but over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Carl Froehlich
While you can do that, the easier way is to...

While you can do that, the easier way is to properly configure both the display backlight and keys to run off the photo cell.

Look at section 5.3.7 of the install manual on how to configure.

If you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Any discussion about injector size is a waste of...

Any discussion about injector size is a waste of time until you do a few good GAMI data runs.

For my IO-540 I replace 4 of the stock 0.028 injectors. Two ended up at 0.027, one at 0.0275 and one...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Carl Froehlich
RV-10 right wing available

Reminder - I have a serviceable right wing sitting in the hangar and offer it free to anyone that crunches a wing and needs a replacement.

The wing comes without aileron, flap or wingtip.

Carl
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Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Paint with the wings and tail off. Easier and...

Paint with the wings and tail off. Easier and you will get a better paint job.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The engine will not come with a vacuum...

The engine will not come with a vacuum pump.

When you order via Thunderbolt, you can delete the mag you dont want for credit.

BTW, there is no impulse mag on the IO-540.

Carl
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I pulled two on an RV-8, wings and tanks on the...

I pulled two on an RV-8, wings and tanks on the plane. The senders were just fine, the rubber gaskets that was on the initial build 14 years earlier started to leak. Some proseal on the orginal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Carl Froehlich
While I do not advocate center console quadrants,...

While I do not advocate center console quadrants, you could use the extra control for your oil cooler air butterfly valve. I did that on my first RV-8A and it come in very handy when I back fitted a...
Forum: COMM 09-16-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By Carl Froehlich
BNC to BNC should be fine. I would not however...

BNC to BNC should be fine. I would not however mount an ADS-B in antenna over the bent part as it is easy to find better spots.

90% of the bent whip energy is radiated in the first third of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.harborfreight.com/complete-sanding-disc-kit-43029.html
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By Carl Froehlich
For an IFR RV, I offer there are superior power...

For an IFR RV, I offer there are superior power distribution approaches - none of which have an Avionics Master.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,198
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Not at all correct. The RV-10 doors can easily...

Not at all correct.

The RV-10 doors can easily appear shut if the forward pin is in but the rear pin is out (as in the door is racked and the rear pin is outside the door frame). RV-10 doors have...
Forum: COMM 09-14-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Because it can receive does not mean it receives...

Because it can receive does not mean it receives well, or that you can transmit on it.

I can make a radio receive with a piece of safety wire - or my finger on the center conductor of the radio coax...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I installed the Andair fuel selector to the...

I installed the Andair fuel selector to the bottom of the tunnel cover (no extension). I used a 2 to 1.5 reducer at both ends of the now 1.5 SCAT hose for rear heat. All fits and works well over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Carl Froehlich
If you are going to spend that much money, get a...

If you are going to spend that much money, get a Dynon D10A and have a real EFIS.

Carl
Forum: COMM 09-13-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Id guess the center pin on one end our your coax...

Id guess the center pin on one end our your coax is broken.

Replace the entire feedline and connectors and start over.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By Carl Froehlich
If you really must use an Avionics Master Switch,...

If you really must use an Avionics Master Switch, then use two. Put Nav #1, Comm #1, etc. on one and then Nav #2, Comm #2, etc. on the other.

If you plan this plane for IFR, PM me your email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The antenna makes no difference, assuming it is...

The antenna makes no difference, assuming it is properly connected. Any of those three are resonate at the XPDR frequency.

Id first check the power leads on the XPDR breaker. A loose connection...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Assuming you have updated the SkyView operating...

Assuming you have updated the SkyView operating software in the SkyView - and everything connected on the SkyView network (like autopilot servos) to that same update (section 3 of the install...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Yep - Garmin does a lot of stuff and Im thrilled...

Yep - Garmin does a lot of stuff and Im thrilled we have options other than Garmin.

I have just purchased another GTN-650 to go in the new project, not because I wanted a piece of Garmin in the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sounds like a configuration issue, not a servo...

Sounds like a configuration issue, not a servo problem.

Carl
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Two comments: - No one is twisting your arm to...

Two comments:
- No one is twisting your arm to use that panel.
- Why would you build a $200,000 IFR airplane and not have VOR/LOC/ILS capability, especially when it is so simple to do? Every real...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I offer that this interpretation of TSO Cerified...

I offer that this interpretation of TSO Cerified Navigator is not applicable to experimental aircraft.

The certified aspect is all about the navigator and the associated, updated database, and is...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I did the simple way on the last two planes, a...

I did the simple way on the last two planes, a couple of coats of white primer (PPG DP-48LF). Looks good, seals, is very durable and the stick on aluminum radiant heat shield stuff from Vans stays...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Id first verify the accuracy of your CHT...

Id first verify the accuracy of your CHT readings. As you have a standard Vans cowl setup Id be suspect.

Carl
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Agree - Id first look at the igntion starting...

Agree - Id first look at the igntion starting with cleaning, gap and ohm check of the plugs.

I had 8 of 12 Champion plugs with out of spec high resistance in less than 300 hours (back when Champion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Put the GTN-625/650 in the middle. The 650 or...

Put the GTN-625/650 in the middle. The 650 or 625 screens are small so you tend not to use them much, but when you are punching in the last fightplan change from ATC having it closer is a big help. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,948
Posted By Carl Froehlich
+1 on what Larry said. I again suggest you take...

+1 on what Larry said.

I again suggest you take a close look at the Lightspeed. With all due respect to your two A&Ps, they may not have experience with Lightspeed failures.

Carl
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,948
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Bryan, I agree your assumption that the...

Bryan,

I agree your assumption that the LightSpeed should have fired the cylinders even with the mag plugs fouled is correct. Standard in flight mag (or EI) checks should result in a few RPM drop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Greg, To use a six cylinder Continental engine...

Greg,
To use a six cylinder Continental engine you need to rethink your build. Every aspect of Vans firewall forward support would be gone. In short, you would start with this engine and build the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Here is a $10 do it yourself overhead LED lights...

Here is a $10 do it yourself overhead LED lights solution. The lights started life as a Harbor Freight battery clip on unit. The battery holder and mounting clip were cut off. I replaced the LEDs...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As has been pointed out you can just run a start...

As has been pointed out you can just run a start wire to the starter mounted solenoid, and a hot #2 or so cable to the starter.

But - the starter mounted solenoid is no toy. You will need a big boy...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Yes - you need to install the starter...

Yes - you need to install the starter solenoid.

Carl
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,488
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I note with interest the G3X Operating Manual...

I note with interest the G3X Operating Manual calling out both Pitot and GPS feeds needed for operation of the AHRS.

With such integrated systems one would hope for these layered crosschecks and...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Carl Froehlich
This is the point in the build where you make the...

This is the point in the build where you make the transition from kit assembler to builder.

Vans cannot foresee all the various permutation of how builders will configure their projects. Look at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,488
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Dynon SkyView - period. The performance is as...

Dynon SkyView - period. The performance is as advertised and the after the sale service sets the bar for the industry. I have a lot of hard IFR hours with this system and find it superb for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sorry Bob, we are looking at systems failure risk...

Sorry Bob, we are looking at systems failure risk through very different lenses. I dont look at a single component like a master solenoid and try to figure out how to add a backup if it fails. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Every article on aviation oil I’ve seen leads me...

Every article on aviation oil I’ve seen leads me to the conclusion that at best MMO will not hurt.

On the other hand, there is strong consensus that CamGuard provides corrosion protection. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,578
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Mark - if you hang it off the spider recommend...

Mark - if you hang it off the spider recommend using steel fittings. You may want to do some sort of periodic inspection of the spider to make sure the weight of the cube and associated moment arm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,578
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I guess I dont run the boost pump as long as you...

I guess I dont run the boost pump as long as you do.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Reread my post. The 1/8 pins are filed down on...

Reread my post. The 1/8 pins are filed down on the ends so they make the bend. They are full size along the top flat parts. This takes out the slop that exists between the 1/8 hinge eyes and the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Do a GAMI spread data run to check for an air...

Do a GAMI spread data run to check for an air leak on #3.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Never liked the look of screws or camlock on the...

Never liked the look of screws or camlock on the cowl (to each his own).

I used hinges with the following mods:
- On the top, instead of using the 3/32 pin in the 1/8 hinge, I used a 1/8 SS pin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As most RV-10s need a battery mounted aft, when...

As most RV-10s need a battery mounted aft, when you add the second master contactor just modify for two PC-625 batteries instead of the whatever big one you are using. Run both batteries in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,578
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I just went around the tree on this myself. This...

I just went around the tree on this myself. This is what I did in the past:
- RV-8A with backfitted AirFlow Performance injection, the Grand Rapid fuel sender (smaller than the Red Cube) in the line...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,721
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Just build a new flap. It will take less time...

Just build a new flap. It will take less time and a lot less cursing.

If you repair, you have a constant reminder to live with.

Carl
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Aaron, Adding a second master switch and...

Aaron,

Adding a second master switch and solenoid in parallel will address this one issue, but sorry to say the single master switch and solenoid are not, in my opinion, your main single point...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Carl Froehlich
For that combo a battery in the forward baggage...

For that combo a battery in the forward baggage well would be about right. Two batteries could be done as well, one on each side of the fuselage on the floor just aft of the firewall. Did that on...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By Carl Froehlich
$975 to do a 5 minute job and replace a $1...

$975 to do a 5 minute job and replace a $1 battery. Is it any wonder why the TSO side of Garmin is so disliked?

I too would like to hear if anyone has replaced one of these batteries. The 10 year...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Have you tried shortening the rudder cables by...

Have you tried shortening the rudder cables by adjusting the nut on the firewall rudder cable anchor?

Carl
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