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Forum: Alternative Engines Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Norcalrv7
I installed a small translucent overflow tank...

I installed a small translucent overflow tank with a line running to the bottom like most OEM cars. This made it easy to keep an eye on my coolant level.

Caleb
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have a spare small pulley one for sale also if...

I have a spare small pulley one for sale also if this doesn't work out for you. Ring gear is in good shape. Recently painted. Shoot me a PM if interested.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By Norcalrv7
I made my own timing pointer off the front of my...

I made my own timing pointer off the front of my baffling, and bent it until it matched the TDC marks on back side of the ring gear. With the airplane chocked in the evening time, I was able to stand...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,939
Posted By Norcalrv7
How big is the gap underneath the sump? the head...

How big is the gap underneath the sump? the head of my articulating borescope is only about 1/4"

Caleb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,831
Posted By Norcalrv7
I made the switch from a successful flying 6cyl...

I made the switch from a successful flying 6cyl Subaru to an IO-360-B1E and Hartzell prop. If you are interested, the fuel system installed in your aircraft gives you an excellent start on some sort...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By Norcalrv7
First borescope inspection VA-400

I received my Oasis Scientific VA-400 borescope today, and was excited to try it out on my 75hr IO-360. I must say for $200 on ebay it seems to be quite the buy!

Both fuel and ignition is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have 75 hours on my AEM wideband with bosch...

I have 75 hours on my AEM wideband with bosch sensor in 100LL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,036
Posted By Norcalrv7
The Ethanol subject certainly is always a lively...

The Ethanol subject certainly is always a lively one. I am no engineer, but some things that I do know:
My engine has changed in my EFI airplane, but the fuel system has not. It clocked nearly 600...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-19-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By Norcalrv7
I inspected my prefilter after a few hours and...

I inspected my prefilter after a few hours and found nothing, now I look at it annually.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-19-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,704
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have been running my SDS injectors in the...

I have been running my SDS injectors in the primer port for the last 75 hours on my parallel valve 360. I can't compare to other positions, but it has worked so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,834
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ross, Couldn't find you out there, but had a...

Ross, Couldn't find you out there, but had a great time at the races. Next year!

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-06-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,704
Posted By Norcalrv7
features that catch my eye, and a few questions...

features that catch my eye, and a few questions for Robert:


3D mapping! Great! This will be much similar to other standalone ECU's on the market for automotive types. I'm assuming that tuning will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,815
Posted By Norcalrv7
I know from previous automotive experience that...

I know from previous automotive experience that running a car on alternator only without battery will fry the alternator. Embarassing story, but killed 2 new alternators this way. According to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery...

Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery backup!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/36062483203_20875be20b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WWHDRM)0809171820b (https://flic.kr/p/WWHDRM) by Caleb Lesher...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the...

Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the moment. My friend Ben and I risked TFR's and airport closure odds to pick up 80lbs of the best jerky around. Taylors Sausage in Cave Junction OR. Also...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on...

Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on the new lycoming without a hiccup. I have updated the pictures I can remember after switching from photobucket to flickr.

A few more pictures of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sign me up! Caleb

Sign me up!

Caleb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Norcalrv7
If you are VFR only, landing at EKA is a much...

If you are VFR only, landing at EKA is a much better chance than ACV. Curious who you talked to at ACV since there is no FBO, the airport manager is a female, and none of the county workers are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Norcalrv7
Smile Hey there, I'm based at ACV/EKA. Fog will...

Hey there, I'm based at ACV/EKA. Fog will definitely be a factor this time of year. It generally is worst in the AM, clears up mid day, and comes back in the evening. If you are IFR, your best shot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By Norcalrv7
Do we know first hand of someone who has had...

Do we know first hand of someone who has had vapor issues with a high pressure fuel system? I flew my plane to 115F+ Redding CA a few times while running 87 E10 in the Subaru. This was done while...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sort of related: Ross, are most people drilling...

Sort of related:

Ross, are most people drilling a bypass orifice in their fuel pressure regulator? Mine is equipped with one that was about the smallest drill but I could find. I notice when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,846
Posted By Norcalrv7
It seems like I always need to explain that its...

It seems like I always need to explain that its easier for one person to push my -A model backwards due to the castering nose wheel. The Cessna types always want to push on a wing.

I always let...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Norcalrv7
I bought a mid time "runner" from an unnamed...

I bought a mid time "runner" from an unnamed salvage yard that had sat for 5 years before my purchase. Upon disassembly, I found the cam and lifters were totally trashed. This was sort of to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,029
Posted By Norcalrv7
As usual, another top not product from SDS....

As usual, another top not product from SDS. Drool.

Caleb
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By Norcalrv7
Looks like a fun trip! Let me know next time you...

Looks like a fun trip! Let me know next time you head this direction and I'll fly down to meet up. Nice cowling by the way!

Caleb
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Norcalrv7
New tire, new shimmy

A few days ago I replaced the nose tire and tube on my RV-7A due to a worn tube. Nose wheel has been modified by anti splat with sealed bearings, and
previously had been balanced. On takeoff roll...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,877
Posted By Norcalrv7
Congrats! Looks awesome

Congrats! Looks awesome
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-14-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Norcalrv7
Dog copilot

Rebel, my girlfriends bulldog is my hangar and flying buddy while she is at her real job.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/37598297616_924207557f_o.jpg...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-08-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,141
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sounds like a good tactic to me. If you are...

Sounds like a good tactic to me. If you are implying that you need a volunteer, I'm your man!

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-06-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Norcalrv7
EGT#'s don't go up a whole lot with retarded...

EGT#'s don't go up a whole lot with retarded timing but the # is a short glimpse of what is going on the rest of the time in the cylinder.
I have heard the old wives tale about retarded timing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-05-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ignition timing VS engine wear

I have been pondering the effects of ignition timing lately. I know the focus is usually on how much advance can be run safely, but I am curious about possible downfalls of not enough timing....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,141
Posted By Norcalrv7
Would it be possible too run 2 wide band sensors,...

Would it be possible too run 2 wide band sensors, and when a certain discrepancy exists between the two trigger a disconnect of the closed loop?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,031
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have been curious about finding the optimum...

I have been curious about finding the optimum settings for multiple RPM's myself. I have one AFR gauge on CYL4. I'm not too keen on finding peak at 30/2700rpm to find out what the other cylinders...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-30-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Did some flight testing today. To keep things...

Did some flight testing today. To keep things simple while I've been dialing in fuel settings, I haven't experimented much with timing until today. With a borrowed map from Toobuilder shown below, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Norcalrv7
I just installed a GRT HXr, 430W, and GTX345 in...

I just installed a GRT HXr, 430W, and GTX345 in my airplane. I drew a basic interconnect diagram for serial and 429 connections. PM me your email address and I'd be happy to send it over.

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-12-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,141
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have played with turning closed loop on in my...

I have played with turning closed loop on in my aircraft now below 18" and 1100-2100 RPM. Is there an ultimate limit of allowable % change from closed loop?

My tune is close, but having closed...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-11-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Took a flight over to Chico, CA this weekend with...

Took a flight over to Chico, CA this weekend with a friend to eat lunch at Sierra Nevada brewing. We also stopped in Redding CA for a quick visit. The food was fantastic, Northgate aviation at CIC...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,872
Posted By Norcalrv7
I hope to see a write up / video on this!

I hope to see a write up / video on this!
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By Norcalrv7
Antenna fell off

This weekends flying camping trip started with intermittent mode c, that progressed to transponder failure, then finally no transponder or adsb in. After returning home, it looks like the bottom half...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-21-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Life is interesting in NW California right now....

Life is interesting in NW California right now. Our main highway to the south is closed due to a rock slide, and not due to open for a while. I took a friend home to Little river (LLR) in about 35...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By Norcalrv7
Larry, thanks for the feedback! This is exactly...

Larry, thanks for the feedback! This is exactly what I did. The solenoid and relay used to be wired with #14 wire but were replaced with #10. the problem still persists to the same extent even know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By Norcalrv7
I am using a 30A Bosch relay to actuate the...

I am using a 30A Bosch relay to actuate the solenoid. Next step is to trace back to power source and see where I am loosing so much voltage.

Caleb
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By Norcalrv7
Skytec Starter solenoid jumper wiring

I bought a new Skytec Starter from Vans for my 360 -7a. It has been wired via the "experimental" diagram that came with the starter. This uses the solenoid built into the starter,10 Gauge wire,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Great! Added safety for my dumb thumbs :-)

Great! Added safety for my dumb thumbs :-)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-10-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have my SDS EFI (CPI IGN) wired with top pack...

I have my SDS EFI (CPI IGN) wired with top pack on top plugs, bottom pack on bottom plugs. I notice a 100 rpm "mag drop" one one, which still runs smoothly, and very small, almost unnoticeable drop...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By Norcalrv7
My actual $500 check came in the mail today....

My actual $500 check came in the mail today. Quick!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-03-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
I'd love to take you along sometime! Still have...

I'd love to take you along sometime! Still have my number?
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By Norcalrv7
430W + GTX 345 ADS-b upgrade, $500 Rebate received!

While flight testing my new engine, I also qualified for the ADS-B rebate from the FAA with my 430W and GTX345 installation. It took me 2 tries maneuvering for 30 minutes above 10,000 feet to get...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-01-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Without taking the cowling off, here is the best...

Without taking the cowling off, here is the best picture I have of the custom built intake tubes. They terminate right after their O-ring seal into the sump, instead of extending like the Lycoming...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-30-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
I purchased the Lycoming "bat wing" style sump...

I purchased the Lycoming "bat wing" style sump during my engine overhaul. looking back at the pictures it is stamped "74664". It appears in this style sump, the intake tubes normally extend into the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-30-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Wow looks very nice! I keep forgetting that my...

Wow looks very nice! I keep forgetting that my sump/tubes/cylinders are a hybrid design. The Horizontal sump certainly has more volume than the stock -B1E Rear induction sump I started with. I'm not...
Forum: Propellers 03-29-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By Norcalrv7
Wow! Great results. Where are you mounting the...

Wow! Great results. Where are you mounting the weights? Starter ring gear or spinner back plate?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-29-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Had some smooth weather today, So I took...

Had some smooth weather today, So I took advantage of it do so some Individual cylinder trim testing. This is a freshly overhauled parallel valve engine with Lycoming Horizonal sump, and some custom...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-22-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have found that visualizing a smooth fuel map...

I have found that visualizing a smooth fuel map is difficult for me when looking at numbers, so I made a spreadsheet to help. I fly the aircraft, and note the areas I would like to change, and the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-17-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ill come back with some updates after some more...

Ill come back with some updates after some more hours on it. Curious to see if the variance in fuel pressure regulator will effect it.

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-17-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By Norcalrv7
Confirmed after a few flights: a setting of 1400...

Confirmed after a few flights:
a setting of 1400 Is within 1/10th of a gallon for me after a full tank.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-14-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,741
Posted By Norcalrv7
Off topic here, but is this the same WingnutWick...

Off topic here, but is this the same WingnutWick as youtube?


+1 for SDS

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-14-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Norcalrv7
SDS EFI fuel and ignition maps

Is anybody willing to share their fuel and ignition tables they have come up with for a SDS EFI / EFII?

Possibly a few details too, such as basic engine displacement, compression, and size...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-12-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By Norcalrv7
Switched over to the SDS pin 2 Fuel flow output...

Switched over to the SDS pin 2 Fuel flow output today. Going to take a few flights to get it dialed in, but looks like a value of about 1400 should be close with the 46lb injectors
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-12-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
He's my lucky duck :-)

He's my lucky duck :-)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-11-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,172
Posted By Norcalrv7
Nearly a year after starting this Subaru-Lycoming...

Nearly a year after starting this Subaru-Lycoming conversion, my RV-7a took to the sunny skies over Eureka, CA. The engine ran silky smooth without any hiccups. CHT's stayed in the mid 300's, and I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By Norcalrv7
Hmmm. Does the fuel flow output from the em5 come...

Hmmm. Does the fuel flow output from the em5 come standard Ross? I thought my ecu wasn't equipped with it. Yes, the old Subaru was set up that way(tapped off one injetor), with a scale factor of 210...
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