VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 125
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Birkelbach
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Birkelbach
Thanks Gil. I don't know how I missed that SB. ...

Thanks Gil. I don't know how I missed that SB. Makes me wonder how many more I've missed? :-/

Another question... Is it worth buying the gasket kit? My engine is not really listed in the gasket...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Birkelbach
Hardware Replacement at Overhaul

I'm doing my own overhaul on an IO-320-C1A. It's my first airplane engine overhaul. Not my first engine overhaul. I'm trying to figure out what hardware has to be replaced. I know that I have to...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-17-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By Birkelbach
I might actually be able to make it this time.

I might actually be able to make it this time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,440
Posted By Birkelbach
IO-320-C1A Conversion

On my new project (not an RV, sorry) I have an IO-320-C1A. It has the rear facing sump that is not going to work. I would like to convert it to a forward facing sump and I also want to be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By Birkelbach
Electrical issues that defy the laws of physics...

Electrical issues that defy the laws of physics are usually a bad ground somewhere.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By Birkelbach
I ran one large wire from the (-) terminal of the...

I ran one large wire from the (-) terminal of the battery to the forest of tabs and one braided strap from that same stud to the first engine case bolt I came too. Ground everything to the forest of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Birkelbach
I tried and tried to bend mine. It wouldn't...

I tried and tried to bend mine. It wouldn't budge. It was off about 3/8". I finally just clamped it down and stuck bolts in it. Been fine for >10 years. That toe-in isn't going to hurt anything....
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,388
Posted By Birkelbach
My guess is that you'll spend more time messing...

My guess is that you'll spend more time messing with nutplates than you would drilling out and replacing the blind rivets for the one or two times that you'll need to do that for the rest of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,902
Posted By Birkelbach
I used the Aeroelectric Bob method on my RV-7. ...

I used the Aeroelectric Bob method on my RV-7. It's been over 10 years and they all look perfect.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,645
Posted By Birkelbach
A blast tube pointed at the fuel pump solved a...

A blast tube pointed at the fuel pump solved a lot of these problems for me.
Forum: Texas (South) 11-01-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
Posted By Birkelbach
Sugarland is a nice town. They have a pretty...

Sugarland is a nice town. They have a pretty nice airport but it's a large, city-owned reliever airport so the prices for hangar rent will probably be pretty high. The drive into Greenway Plaza...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By Birkelbach
I'm pretty sure the baggage floor is only rated...

I'm pretty sure the baggage floor is only rated for 100 lbs so even if you get get the W&B sorted out you'd be over that limit. That doesn't mean that you couldn't re-enforce the floor to handle...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-24-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Birkelbach
Lubbock Passenger Drop Off

Where is the best place to just drop off a passenger at KLBB?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By Birkelbach
Your welcome to come see my RV-7 if you want but...

Your welcome to come see my RV-7 if you want but it's quite a haul in a 172 from Midland to Waller (near Houston). I'm sure you'll find somebody closer but if not, you're welcome to come by tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,646
Posted By Birkelbach
You are right about the Maule. :-) I did my...

You are right about the Maule. :-) I did my tailwheel endorsement training in an M-5. I still feel like I might wreck it on every landing and I have way more than 3 flights. It was my dad's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,674
Posted By Birkelbach
Make sure that they DO NOT have access to the...

Make sure that they DO NOT have access to the runway from their property. If they do and you ever decide to disallow runway use you will probably run into some serious legal trouble and from what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,920
Posted By Birkelbach
Not to mention it's ILLEGAL to do this during...

Not to mention it's ILLEGAL to do this during phase I. You are doing it right. Don't get in a hurry, be chicken, only fly when you are comfortable and you'll be fine. I was a very low time TW...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Birkelbach
My prop is against the stop for takeoff. The...

My prop is against the stop for takeoff. The governor doesn't have anything to do with it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-25-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 55,428
Posted By Birkelbach
Just some perspective. If the top of the can is...

Just some perspective. If the top of the can is 4x8 inches and you put 20psi in it, the force trying to rip the top off is over 600lbs. The sides are much worse. Please be careful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,674
Posted By Birkelbach
If I were going to move into your subdivision and...

If I were going to move into your subdivision and runway access mattered to me I would want to see the deed restrictions written in such a way that I would NEVER have to worry about, the condition of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,807
Posted By Birkelbach
Somethin' ain't right. You shouldn't break those...

Somethin' ain't right. You shouldn't break those at all. I still have the first one that I ever bought and it looks brand new after 10 years. Is this with a C-Frame? I assume so since you said...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,343
Posted By Birkelbach
Yes. I had a car battery sitting back there for...

Yes. I had a car battery sitting back there for a couple of years on mine. You're W&B is fine. As for the engine, I have no expertise. If it were me, I'd check the run out and move on. If you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,188
Posted By Birkelbach
You can affect this clearance by mounting the...

You can affect this clearance by mounting the elevators and setting the stop limits. It's hard to explain but it has to do with the position of the elevator bellcrank. Think about a little bit and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,474
Posted By Birkelbach
Hey John, Come by the hangar this weekend and...

Hey John,

Come by the hangar this weekend and I'll show you my door. While I was researching I found that Schweiss was pretty much the best and the least expensive. I still built my own bifold...
Forum: RV-3 03-26-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,619
Posted By Birkelbach
250+ hours on my stock AL tubes and no...

250+ hours on my stock AL tubes and no problems.

Do Not bend them!! In fact do not bend any control tube, aileron, elevator or flap, EVER!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,675
Posted By Birkelbach
Evernote

I've recently started using Evernote (http://www.evernote.com) for keeping track of all the "stuff" that I have going on. It's an online note taking app. There is a free version that may be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,413
Posted By Birkelbach
When I started my -7 kit I had 0 tailwheel time. ...

When I started my -7 kit I had 0 tailwheel time. Got an endorsement and 30 or so hours in a handful of airplanes (Maule, Citabria, RV-6), got some transition training, and started flying my -7. I...
Forum: Tools 02-20-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
I was unable to find the tools that I needed to...

I was unable to find the tools that I needed to make my video this weekend. Sorry 'bout that, but my wrench is 13" long so it wouldn't show the differences.

The ironic thing about the discussion is...
Forum: Tools 02-17-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
The proof (actually disproof) is simpler than...

The proof (actually disproof) is simpler than that. Somebody get a 24" long torque wrench, and a 3" extension. Set the torque wrench to 80 ft-lbs and torque another wrench like Chris did.

If Allen...
Forum: Tools 02-17-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
Agreed. This is simple, high school physics. ...

Agreed. This is simple, high school physics. Nobody is arguing this. Even with the cheater bar this is generally the case.



Do not agree. The video that Chris did clearly shows that if you are...
Forum: Tools 02-17-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
No one is arguing that your math is wrong. The...

No one is arguing that your math is wrong. The problem is in one of your assumptions. Specifically, your claim that you can insert 12" arbitrarily into the equation simply because you are using ft...
Forum: Tools 02-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
Seriously!? This is elementary, first year...

Seriously!? This is elementary, first year engineering school stuff. It's not complicated and the fact that we are still having the discussion is becoming laughable.



None of these physics are...
Forum: Tools 02-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
The 'movement' of the nut is irrelevant. As is...

The 'movement' of the nut is irrelevant. As is the type of wrench. We are talking about torque. The nut will be in the same place after we are done with all this regardless of how we applied the...
Forum: Tools 02-16-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
The cheater bar would not affect this at all as...

The cheater bar would not affect this at all as long as you don't put Allen's little extension on it. If you put the little extension on it then the cheater bar starts to matter. The torque wrench...
Forum: Tools 02-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
If I forget all that I know about this then I...

If I forget all that I know about this then I guess I could be convinced that you are correct, but you are NOT correct. Your little device is NOT a torque multiplier. It is a lever. A lever is a...
Forum: Tools 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
The movement is not relevant. What is relevant...

The movement is not relevant. What is relevant is the moment at different points in space. Moment is calculated with force over a distance. There are no velocities anywhere to be seen.
Forum: Tools 02-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
No, the wrench will click when there is 80 ft-lbs...

No, the wrench will click when there is 80 ft-lbs (not ft/lbs) of torque at point 'B'. The little mechanism in the wrench that measures torque doesn't know anything about the 3" extension. It will...
Forum: Tools 02-15-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 60,309
Posted By Birkelbach
This is simply not correct. The original drawing...

This is simply not correct. The original drawing is right. The fact is that the torque wrench will 'click' when the torque at point 'B' reaches it's set point. This torque does not care where...
Forum: Tools 01-24-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By Birkelbach
Make sure that you don't have a lot of water in...

Make sure that you don't have a lot of water in your system. Regulators don't like water. They especially hate the frozen kind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,510
Posted By Birkelbach
No offense taken. Sometimes I look at my low...

No offense taken. Sometimes I look at my low post count and feel a bit guilty. So, I read through a bunch of posts to try and help and either somebody else has already answered, I can't remember or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,510
Posted By Birkelbach
That's a bit unfair isn't it? Perhaps it's...

That's a bit unfair isn't it? Perhaps it's because some of us finished our airplanes before the VAF Forum was here. I helped more on the old Yahoo group and mailing lists. It's been six to ten...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-18-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,389
Posted By Birkelbach
Make the first set out of a coat hangar. Then...

Make the first set out of a coat hangar. Then remove and copy with the benders. You'll have to tweak it once in place but it'll be close enough. Probably more difficult on the nosedragger with all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,444
Posted By Birkelbach
I'd personally install the flap switch. The unit...

I'd personally install the flap switch. The unit has two different calibrations, one for flaps up one for flaps down. It has no way to know what the position of the flaps are except with the...
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By Birkelbach
That'd work. I guess my idea of a master switch...

That'd work.

I guess my idea of a master switch is that it removes ALL power from the system. You might want to consider a fusible link at the battery for your 8AWG wire in case you have short...
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By Birkelbach
The terms "good" and "low-priced" very seldom...

The terms "good" and "low-priced" very seldom coincide when you are discussing crimping tools. Anything made by Amp is usually pretty good. Anything at Radio Shack is not. You want a tool with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By Birkelbach
The rule calls for a Standard Airworthiness...

The rule calls for a Standard Airworthiness certificate. I just went through this with my cousin for her kids school. Can't do it in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By Birkelbach
Hey Kyle it's Kyle Field. :-)

Hey Kyle it's Kyle Field. :-)
Forum: Safety 11-14-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 32,740
Posted By Birkelbach
I Agree! Don't we already have a rule for...

I Agree!

Don't we already have a rule for building airplanes for hire? It's called CFR 14 Part 23. The amateur built rules aren't there so that rich guys can turn money into any airplane that they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By Birkelbach
Nope

I have no seal of any kind on mine. I've flown through rain plenty of times and all the 'stuff' in the wing stays nice and dry. Don't try to keep water out of the airframe. Otherwise you may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,405
Posted By Birkelbach
Sport Trainer

I've been kicking around the idea of scratch building a Wag Aero Sport Trainer. I told my wife I wanted the anti-RV-7. Something low, slow, high wing, tandem seating, tube / fabric, etc. Put some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,535
Posted By Birkelbach
I can't help you with the comparison (mine is a...

I can't help you with the comparison (mine is a roll-your-own) but I can tell you that I had my O2 bottle where you are describing (between the seats, in the baggage compartment) and I HATED IT!! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,238
Posted By Birkelbach
Or you buy some good Air Stop tubes and reduce...

Or you buy some good Air Stop tubes and reduce the 4 times per year to one, and that's the time you have to take the pants off anyway to do the inspection.

Since I put in the Air Stops I have only...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-27-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,771
Posted By Birkelbach
That is where I put mine and I'm glad I did. ...

That is where I put mine and I'm glad I did. There have been many times when I just wanted to dump the brakes without having to get in. Now if there were a way to set the brakes without getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,243
Posted By Birkelbach
There's too much hate here. I'm goin' back to...

There's too much hate here. I'm goin' back to the AOPA list. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,243
Posted By Birkelbach
Aren't there two rows of screws holding the tanks...

Aren't there two rows of screws holding the tanks on the -6? There is only one row on the -7.

The tails are structurally identical. My -7 has an RV-6 tail. I received my RV-6 emp kit exactly one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By Birkelbach
Yes No PM Sent

Yes



No

PM Sent
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,384
Posted By Birkelbach
Whether the engine is running or not is...

Whether the engine is running or not is irrelevant. It won't affect either of these circuits. The only difference between these two circuits is whether the switch is on the high side or the low...
Forum: COMM 06-21-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Birkelbach
Sounds like the same thing that happened to my...

Sounds like the same thing that happened to my A200. I could change the MHz but I had to push it forward to get it in a bind on the shaft. A really small Allen wrench fixed mine. There is a small...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-17-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By Birkelbach
It seems the airport owner has decided that for...

It seems the airport owner has decided that for the first time in 18 years she is going to do maintenance on the runway tomorrow. She intends to close the runway. I guess our fly-in is canceled.
Forum: Texas (South) 06-03-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By Birkelbach
Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake
Forum: Texas (South) 06-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By Birkelbach
Sky Lakes Fly In

We are having a Fly-In at Skylakes Airpark (37X). It'll be June 18 at 10AM. See the flyer for all the info...

http://www.skylakesairport.org/files/skylakes/SkyLakesFlyin.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,154
Posted By Birkelbach
Posted Version 0.2 of CAN-FIX

I just posted the second preliminary release of CAN-FIX. You can get it at...

https://sourceforge.net/projects/fix-project/files/

I gave up on the CANAerospace compatibility. It got to be more...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 125

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.