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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By drone_pilot
There is a finger filter in the fuel inlet side...

There is a finger filter in the fuel inlet side of the servo. Iím not sure I understand how that would affect the idle cutoff on the engine. The turnbuckle is all new from Airflow and has the spring...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By drone_pilot
Just Cant Stop (even at full lean!)

This is pertaining to an IO360-A1A injected engine with the RSA fuel servo.

I think Gremlins broke into my hangar. I just performed a routine oil and filter change after installing silicon rocker...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,925
Posted By drone_pilot
Awesome Bill! A couple of more weeks will make a...

Awesome Bill! A couple of more weeks will make a year since my first flight. A very momentous occasion and fun times! It just keeps getting better! Many congrats to you!
Forum: COMM 12-27-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By drone_pilot
I fly with only one SV-COM and keep a handheld in...

I fly with only one SV-COM and keep a handheld in my flight bag. To date, I have never had to use it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,894
Posted By drone_pilot
My vote is for a new skin. That is in a very...

My vote is for a new skin. That is in a very visible spot and it'll always bug you even if nobody else notices. You may be able to get a lot of the bend out but the way aluminum stretches, it'll be a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Hi Mahlon, I finally have some data for you....

Hi Mahlon,

I finally have some data for you.

My airport elevation 3650 MSL
Density Altitude at time of test 5110

Leaning the engine I could turn 2210 rpm static, 9.5 gph, 25.8 MAP at full...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
I ordered new fuel lines from TS Flightlines...

I ordered new fuel lines from TS Flightlines today so hopefully I can answer those fuel flow questions shortly. And what you are saying leads to the basis of my question. Right now I cannot leave my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
I took my Red Cube off in order to relocate it...

I took my Red Cube off in order to relocate it for better fuel line routing. A mechanic was watching it while I was running it up at full rich. As soon as my RPMs started dropping off at full...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Hi Greg, I am not aware of that. The RSA servo...

Hi Greg,

I am not aware of that. The RSA servo is kinda built like an Apple Mac. They give you an idle mixture setting and an idle speed setting. Other than that, there isn't anything else for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Let me ask the question this way. My airport is...

Let me ask the question this way. My airport is at 3650' MSL (5100' density altitude at time of test). I have the idle set to give about a 50rpm rise while leaning to shutdown. If I leave the mixture...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
I can't answer that one. I temporarily removed...

I can't answer that one. I temporarily removed the red cube when reinstalling the overhauled injection system as I wanted to relocate it in order to keep some tight bends out of my fuel lines. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Today I went to the airport armed with the...

Today I went to the airport armed with the Lycoming instructions ( Thanks Mahlon! ) to check cam to crank timing. Pulled the top plugs, put cylinder #1 on the compression stroke, and found top dead...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Thanks Mahlon! I did not see your post until...

Thanks Mahlon!

I did not see your post until after I had posted my update. The Lycoming procedure gives me better detail of what I need to look for. I am thinking this has to be the problem because...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Update

So last night I went out and set the timing dead on at 25 degrees before top dead center. I also pulled rocker cover on #2 while #1 was still at TDC, both valves appeared closed. Moving the prop in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
Thanks for all of the great advice! I'll begin...

Thanks for all of the great advice! I'll begin troubleshooting and let you all know what I find out.

Mahlon - Fuel pressure runs pretty steady at 28 with the boost pump on and drops to 26-27 with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-06-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By drone_pilot
Hi Andrew, I had the entire system flow tested...

Hi Andrew,

I had the entire system flow tested and overhauled. They provided a list of all parts replaced which was very lengthy. I contacted Don with some questions and he was very patient to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By drone_pilot
IO360-A1A Needs Help

Hello All,

Iím sorry that this post is so long but trying to provide plenty of detail...

Airport Elevation is 3600 feet.

I installed a used IO360-A1A engine on my 7A after having it rebuilt. It...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-13-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By drone_pilot
Fuel Servo Installation

Hello All,

I sent my RSA-5 fuel servo and flow divider to Airflow Performance for evaluation/overhaul. I have a Lycoming IO360-A1A. My question comes when re-installing the servo on the sump. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By drone_pilot
Great input everyone! Thank you.

Great input everyone! Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By drone_pilot
Log Entry for Paint

Hello All!

I had a guy at my airport paint my RV-7A. I disassembled the control surfaces, etc and gave the pieces to him for paint. While reassembling, I thought I'd proceed to do an annual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By drone_pilot
Ditto the k2r. It did the job for me and was...

Ditto the k2r. It did the job for me and was pretty easy to use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By drone_pilot
Thanks for the input everyone. Jesse had...

Thanks for the input everyone. Jesse had mentioned the ADS-B traffic. I have ADS-B out so I am supposed to leave my transponder on. I HAVE A SkyView system. It this thing going to go nuts with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By drone_pilot
Smile Oshkosh Newbie

I wasn't sure of where to post this so here goes....

I think I'm going to fly solo to Oshkosh this year, weather permitting. I've been studying the NOTAM and practicing holding altitude +/- 50' at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By drone_pilot
Oil change caught filter oil in nose gear...

Oil change caught filter oil in nose gear support. Oil then seeps around nose gear leg inside of gear leg fairing, then deposits on front wheel fairing and makes a nice streak down the side. Mine was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By drone_pilot
Hi Bret, Just FYI - not really any advice. I...

Hi Bret,

Just FYI - not really any advice.

I have the Lycoming IO-360-A1A (200hp). I also have the large cooler from the Mooney that my engine was removed from. I mounted my cooler on a homemade...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-02-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,700
Posted By drone_pilot
By the picture, that doesn't look like too big of...

By the picture, that doesn't look like too big of deal. Try repairing as the others have mentioned. If its not to your liking, then order parts.

I imagine Vans will tell you to build on but I may...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,079
Posted By drone_pilot
I had a similar problem and I made long...

I had a similar problem and I made long longitudinal cuts (6" or so) down the fairing to relieve the tension that the clecos apply trying to pull the fairing down to the HS skin. That solved the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By drone_pilot
Talking Congratulations Jeff! I got my Certificate a few...

Congratulations Jeff! I got my Certificate a few days before Christmas and had first flight about 3 weeks ago. Been flying everyday since! You'll love it!

PS - I have the same paint scheme (or lack...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,306
Posted By drone_pilot
No pics or vid. I just wanted quiet and no...

No pics or vid. I just wanted quiet and no pressure of thinking about anything else but protecting my investment and my rear end. :-) Likewise didn't want all you guys seeing me cry!

I just took it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,306
Posted By drone_pilot
N705BC Airborne Today!

After two months worth of weather delays, etc. my RV-7A N705BC took flight today. I received transition training from Dave Austin out of Denton, Texas who did a phenomenal job showing me the ropes. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,266
Posted By drone_pilot
First Time Soloing an RV poll

Regarding first solo flight in an RV, Im curious as to how many in this forum made their first solo flight in an RV by first.....

A) Flying along in a friends RV prior to soloing (no formal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By drone_pilot
I knew what you meant Mel! SILCON SILICON TOMATO...

I knew what you meant Mel! SILCON SILICON TOMATO TOMATTO
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By drone_pilot
You haven't missed anything. It has been a chore...

You haven't missed anything. It has been a chore to find a transition trainer that can meet my insurance requirements! Finally, I found a trainer and have been rescheduled due to weather twice now....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By drone_pilot
Cleaning Aluminum

My 7A is completed. Now comes the windy season and fine dust that settles on everything. I do not plan to paint my airplane until the initial hours are flown off. Until then, what is the best...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,497
Posted By drone_pilot
And we wonder why it takes so man hours to build...

And we wonder why it takes so man hours to build an airplane........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 32,392
Posted By drone_pilot
I have a small pile of new drilled parts that I...

I have a small pile of new drilled parts that I did not like the outcome and replaced and rebuilt correctly. Sometimes the best learning occurs on the first part, figure what went wrong, try again...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,341
Posted By drone_pilot
I found a suitable cover on EBay. Likewise for...

I found a suitable cover on EBay. Likewise for the allen hex plug down in the crank, purchase a high quality Snap-On, etc hex wrench to remove it. Do not use a ball end hex wrench. They break off....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,382
Posted By drone_pilot
Okay okay! Knots it is! I was just wondering as I...

Okay okay! Knots it is! I was just wondering as I have seen a lot of RV POHs in MPH. I was wondering if I was missing out on something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,024
Posted By drone_pilot
If you love it, do it! It's good for the soul!...

If you love it, do it! It's good for the soul! Take it at your own pace and keep it fun. I'm 52 and just finished a 7A just a month ago. I'm already planning another. Wife said I need to build...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,382
Posted By drone_pilot
MPH vs Kts

Hello All,

I've done some searching but I'm not finding the answers. I've got dual Dynon Skyviews. I can set the airspeed units to either knots or mph.

The Cessna I currently fly displays both on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,127
Posted By drone_pilot
Spot for Airworthiness Certificate

Where did you folks locate your Airworthiness Certificate in your airplanes? It looks like the the Cert is to be put in a location visible to either pilots or passengers.

I've got the Sportsman 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By drone_pilot
I have no opinion on this but definitely go...

I have no opinion on this but definitely go 200HP. Kidding!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By drone_pilot
Talking Okay, here is more detail along with what I think...

Okay, here is more detail along with what I think happened.

Its a new build. Not flown yet. Another point is that it is a used engine that was removed from a Mooney along with all FW fwd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By drone_pilot
Ditto what Kyle said. I drilled mine that way and...

Ditto what Kyle said. I drilled mine that way and the holes were spot on..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By drone_pilot
The Lycoming article states "Fuel nozzles can...

The Lycoming article states

"Fuel nozzles can become clogged with a type of varnish from old fuel or from precipitate particles that are almost invisible to the naked eye."

This was a very obvious...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By drone_pilot
Okay. I couldn't stand it so went out to airport...

Okay. I couldn't stand it so went out to airport to check the injector. One thing I forgot to mention is that it's a new build, so it hasn't run but a couple of hours.

I removed the tube at the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By drone_pilot
I don't think it's a sensor as the motor is...

I don't think it's a sensor as the motor is running rough and both EGT and CHT sensors on the same cylinder are affected by low readings that would correspond to a dead cylinder.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By drone_pilot
IO-360-A1A Cold Cylinder Past Idle

Today when running my engine, the #4 CHT and EGT matched the other cylinders at idle. When running the RPM up to around 1100, the #4 CHT and EGT drop off to basically nothing. Pulling the throttle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By drone_pilot
Ditto on hardware store drill bits. They will...

Ditto on hardware store drill bits. They will also hurt you when the grab the aluminum. Make sure and use split point bits from just about any aircraft parts/tools dealer. Purchasing from them takes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,731
Posted By drone_pilot
Where can I find Mike Seagers contact information?

Where can I find Mike Seagers contact information?
Forum: Tools 12-21-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,218
Posted By drone_pilot
The Tool that Almost Made Me Cry

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/bshaw4/IMG_0514_zpssoitpocd.jpg

I was getting ready for an airworthiness inspection this past weekend. As I was removing the inspection plates, one screw on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,731
Posted By drone_pilot
N705BC is Now an Airplane!

Today Mel Asberry and wife Ann came out and inspected my RV-7A and issued an airworthiness certificate. For those of you who will need an airworthiness inspection, I'd highly recommend Mel. He dove...
Forum: Primers 12-13-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,427
Posted By drone_pilot
I started my build by priming everything with a...

I started my build by priming everything with a rattle can self etching primer. It slowed the build process down a lot. I also fly a 49 year old Cessna with no primer and the metal still shines with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
Posted By drone_pilot
On an injected engine, where are you tapping into...

On an injected engine, where are you tapping into the fuel line to test flow?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
Posted By drone_pilot
Hey Greg! We've got to find some good use for...

Hey Greg!

We've got to find some good use for all of that West Texas wind!

Are you flying a fixed pitch propeller?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
Posted By drone_pilot
Sounds logical to me! I really don't think I'll...

Sounds logical to me! I really don't think I'll have any problems but will test it that way. Thanks for your input!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
Posted By drone_pilot
Maximum Sustainable Climb Angle

Hi All,

I'm on final approach to completion of my 7A. I was reading on Bret's post about fuel flow testing and one of the tests was to test flow at 5 degrees higher (if I remember correctly) than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,348
Posted By drone_pilot
Okay. The post about removing the nose wheel and...

Okay. The post about removing the nose wheel and measuring the arms with the airplane leveled on the floor makes sense assuming I cannot adjust air pressure enough in the tires to get to level. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,348
Posted By drone_pilot
Thanks Bob and Gil! Good advice!

Thanks Bob and Gil! Good advice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,348
Posted By drone_pilot
Want Best Technique for Accurate Weight & Balance

When it comes to technique in performing Weight and Balance on my RV-7A, I have a few questions, while I wait for my scales to arrive....

A) Is it acceptable practice to take the arm measurements to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By drone_pilot
Lubricants for Annual

Hello All,

I am preparing for airworthiness inspection on my 7A.

I need to perform an annual inspection prior to inspection. I'm wondering which lubricants to use on rod end bearings, flap hinges,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By drone_pilot
Tipup Fairing Rivets

Hello all!

I've got about four line items on my punch list before I'm ready for Airworthiness Inspection (so close yet so far). One of those items is to spray the tip up canopy fairing and external...
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