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Forum: RV-10 Today, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By tgmillso
I received a mail back from Steve and he said he...

I received a mail back from Steve and he said he wasn't sure how well his Amazon version would do 18AWG, given that it is listed as only being capable of diameters up to 20AWG. I've ordered another...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Randy. I was really hoping to not have to...

Thanks Randy. I was really hoping to not have to drop big dollars on one as I only have to do a total of five connectors for my tip lights and trim plug. I've been really happy with the Stein red...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Steve and others, Is this still the tool to...

Hi Steve and others,

Is this still the tool to get for crimping the DTM connectors? I only had the Steinair red crimp tool, and unfortunately these pins don't fit with the regular positioner. I also...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By tgmillso
There also appears to be a dedicated 1/4" hole...

There also appears to be a dedicated 1/4" hole through the engine case on the lower left side that will work well for the left emag. Its position mirrors the bolt location that you will likely be...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By tgmillso
Perhaps you could give this guy a call and he...

Perhaps you could give this guy a call and he could help you with a cost optimization strategy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RO9vDnbPtYU
Just don't ask me personally for aeroplane cost reduction...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By tgmillso
A polyurethane sealant will work fine for...

A polyurethane sealant will work fine for painting over (eg. Sikaflex 221, 252, Pro, really anything so long as it is PU). You may even find a Modified Sili Polymer that works, however these can be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,643
Posted By tgmillso
Good call Scott. I pulled vertically because I...

Good call Scott. I pulled vertically because I thought this was going to be the most conservative, and I didn't like the idea of trying to pull at 45 degrees on a hoist I had borrowed (I was worried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, A year or so ago when I primed my pushrod...

Hi All,
A year or so ago when I primed my pushrod tubes, I primed them and then wet riveted the end caps in place (using sikaflex pro), as I normally do when there are different types of aluminium...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,643
Posted By tgmillso
Screw in blade type anchor testing

Hi All,

I finished my propeller install for the last time the other day, but I had one last task for the engine hoist before I return it to its owner. That task was validating the pull resistance of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By tgmillso
Here's a starting point for...

Here's a starting point for you.

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm

Tom.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-31-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By tgmillso
Hey Joe, The paint cups I used were the Velocity...

Hey Joe,

The paint cups I used were the Velocity brand by GPI. I used the 600ml cups, which seemed to be about right. They only come in boxes of 50, but you'll use most of them if you plan on doing...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-30-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By tgmillso
I used a third type of collapsible cup system...

I used a third type of collapsible cup system that is available here in Australia, but is similar to the PPS and Dekups system. I thought I'd just use a couple to paint the underneath of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,554
Posted By tgmillso
As a fellow single engine, fixed gear, overwater...

As a fellow single engine, fixed gear, overwater nutbag, it appears we have a situation on our hands that needs rectifying... wheels that fold away on a fast two seat RV.
If Roy can do it, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,749
Posted By tgmillso
This guy seems pretty happy with it after 7 years...

This guy seems pretty happy with it after 7 years of use in aircraft.

http://csobeech.com/windowtint.html

Pity I can't find any of the 35% VLT. It's still listed on the manufacturers website,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,749
Posted By tgmillso
They claim 99% UV...

They claim 99% UV blocking.

https://www.gilafilms.com/for-auto/static-cling-tint

I'm now thinking maybe the 35% light transfer tint year round, then Larry's foil suction cup idea for the high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,749
Posted By tgmillso
Anyone have any long term experience with the...

Anyone have any long term experience with the Gila static cling film that they can share? In thinking that the heat reflective 20% might be the shot. I was about to install a Kroger sun shade but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By tgmillso
I don't remember this part clearly however I do...

I don't remember this part clearly however I do recall some drilling procedures that needed to be followed in addition to what the instructions called out. See link...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By tgmillso
IIRC, you can shave up to 6 thou off the factory...

IIRC, you can shave up to 6 thou off the factory head of a AN426AD3 rivet and still be in spec.
Use a heavy duty countersink cutter cage like the one found...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By tgmillso
You also need an external antenna (GA 26C) for...

You also need an external antenna (GA 26C) for the G3X. Unlike the G5, Aera 660 etc, the G3X does not have this antenna built in. Alternatively you can pull the position data from an external source...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By tgmillso
Fear not Michael. I completely forgot my antenna...

Fear not Michael. I completely forgot my antenna doublers until after I had painted and bolted the wings on. I managed to make things work, but it sure would have been easier to add them during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By tgmillso
If I was in your boat, I would not drill the...

If I was in your boat, I would not drill the holes until I had the engine mount. You might get lucky and the mount may perfectly match the standard dimensions, however mine didn't. I built a rolling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,945
Posted By tgmillso
Whilst I too could be considered a gear head,...

Whilst I too could be considered a gear head, there's another angle on this that should possibly be taken into account. There are plenty of people out there (actually the vast majority) that couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,945
Posted By tgmillso
Fear not Billy. Given the comparative ease of...

Fear not Billy. Given the comparative ease of removing the tanks and replacing the engine, any Van's aircraft would make an easy conversion from Avgas to electric, and that's what I'm banking on. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,718
Posted By tgmillso
I'm just now painting the interior or my cowl, so...

I'm just now painting the interior or my cowl, so this post captured my interest. Whilst I don't deny that silicone may be a beast when it comes to fisheye problems, I for years suffered from fish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 90,954
Posted By tgmillso
When I first got my lights I too was concerned...

When I first got my lights I too was concerned about the beam angles. I setup one light and measured the angle then compared that the angle of attack of the aircraft on approach then in the tail low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,132
Posted By tgmillso
http://i.imgur.com/hEeRGsz.jpg Hi All, Does...

http://i.imgur.com/hEeRGsz.jpg

Hi All,
Does anyone know where to source these 90 degree ring terminals (preferably some burly ones that won't fatigue fail). I can't find them on McMaster Carr,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By tgmillso
I wet set mine with 3m fire barrier 2000+, but at...

I wet set mine with 3m fire barrier 2000+, but at the end of the day, there a plenty of RV's built to spec with the stock riveting process. I just went that additional step because of corrosion I...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-15-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By tgmillso
I too primed internally with Ekopoxy. On the...

I too primed internally with Ekopoxy. On the exterior I also wanted a simple system as I was going to be painting it myself. I ended up using wet on wet technique, with a zinc rich self etch primer...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By tgmillso
With Mike's CS approach the only thing that...

With Mike's CS approach the only thing that changes is that abeam the threshold on the downwind leg and onwards for the rest of the flight you start setting your power using RPM instead of MP. Abearm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By tgmillso
This may be what you are looking for....

This may be what you are looking for.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153188

Tom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By tgmillso
There is absolutely nothing in life you will find...

There is absolutely nothing in life you will find that is better value for money time wise than a Vans quick build kit. I built a slow build because the lead time was "so long" on a quick build, but...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
Posted By tgmillso
Good to know Steve. It's still called out in my...

Good to know Steve. It's still called out in my instructions from 3 years ago, however it does seem odd that they would dictate the use of blast tubes on something that they provide no provision for...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
Posted By tgmillso
If you have a look at the back of the pp...

If you have a look at the back of the pp alternator there are two square holes, and behind these holes you will find a heat sink. Apparently this is what you want to be aiming your air at. I've seen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,854
Posted By tgmillso
LED strip current draw

Hi All,

I measured the current draw on the White LED strip I purchased from Van's, and just running it off a 12V battery, it drew 0.65A. I noticed that the maximum current draw per pin of the GAD27...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,821
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Mike. Randolph lists it as a high temp enamel,...

Hi Mike. Randolph lists it as a high temp enamel, but I haven't been able to find the tech specs. I spoke with the paint guys here and they said their regular enamels were only good to around 200*f,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,821
Posted By tgmillso
Local sources in Australia?

Hi All,

Does anyone know where to find a grey similar to the Lycoming grey in High Temperature paints in Australia? I normally use the VHT range of high temp paints, however they nor Wattyl or...
Forum: Tools 01-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent. Thanks for the pointers Dave. Tom.

Excellent. Thanks for the pointers Dave.

Tom.
Forum: Tools 01-26-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, Looking at the Daniels crimpers, the...

Hi All,
Looking at the Daniels crimpers, the MH860 seems a better option for me given its AWG and pin crimp size range. I have however had trouble finding what positioners are necessary for it if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By tgmillso
These should be dimpled for a #10 screw, not a...

These should be dimpled for a #10 screw, not a #8.
They sometimes have you drill nylon blocks for #10 drill size when using #10 3/16") screws, but normally #12 drill is the upper limit for a 3/16"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By tgmillso
Hey Thomas, You are right in there isn't a whole...

Hey Thomas,
You are right in there isn't a whole lot covering this in the manual, but then again, because it's such a simple concept, I guess there doesn't really have to be. You need to check out...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Bill, I've never flown my aircraft, so this...

Hi Bill,
I've never flown my aircraft, so this could be considered a pre-emptive strike. I just looked at the original configuration intended for use by Van's that lacked the through-bolts and tubes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By tgmillso
Righto. To followup on my original post that...

Righto.
To followup on my original post that reignited this thread, I've finished my oil cooler inboard reinforcement and the pictures may be found below. As per most setups, on the inboard side the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By tgmillso
Here are some previous threads to get you...

Here are some previous threads to get you started.
http://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156709

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153738

Tom.
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By tgmillso
Hey Meherad, My heart skipped a beat when I too...

Hey Meherad,
My heart skipped a beat when I too read these last few posts. I checked the specs on Fire Barrier 2000+ and it is indeed a neutral curing silicone, so non corrosive. Specs, and statement...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent. Thanks guys. After a bit more eyeball...

Excellent. Thanks guys. After a bit more eyeball engineering I started work on it today but didn't get it finished. It's evolved a bit from my original description, but should do a good job of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By tgmillso
Is this a common issue or a one off? I was...

Is this a common issue or a one off? I was working on positioning my cooler today and realize that the inboard side is poorly supported in that the middle bolt will not pass from the rear flange to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By tgmillso
Won't be an IO-360 RV-7 cowl. Mine measures...

Won't be an IO-360 RV-7 cowl. Mine measures approx 40" wide by 28" high at the firewall and 34" from firewall to spinner backing plate.
Tom.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By tgmillso
Yes. That lip should be the lower edge. Tom.

Yes. That lip should be the lower edge.

Tom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By tgmillso
I went through everything when I put my wiring...

I went through everything when I put my wiring plan together and the only thing I could find worthwhile was using my spare button on the stick for engaging the autopilot wing level/alt hold (see pg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By tgmillso
I built a slow build RV-7 and guess I've gone...

I built a slow build RV-7 and guess I've gone through about half a dozen cobalt #40 drills and about 4 #30 drills. If you get cobalt aircraft drills you'll never be able to justify needing a drill...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Nicolas. Glad you got it sorted. I'm just...

Hi Nicolas. Glad you got it sorted. I'm just south of Launceston at an airfield known as Longdown.
Tom.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-02-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By tgmillso
1/4" UNC grade 5

Since you haven't got a reply yet, I'll take a crack at it. I have a different fuel servo on the IO-360M1B I purchased from Van's, however I suspect things are similar. They are a 1/4" UNC thread,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-23-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,781
Posted By tgmillso
v41. In speaking with Emag, V40 is the must have....

v41. In speaking with Emag, V40 is the must have. This is a nice to have.
http://www.emagair.com/service-notes/
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By tgmillso
As someone who has spent their share of time and...

As someone who has spent their share of time and money on aircraft diesel development (I have a Subaru EE20 sitting beside me at this moment), as much as I hesitate to admit it, announcements in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By tgmillso
Good call Tod. It appears I was half asleep at...

Good call Tod. It appears I was half asleep at the wheel.
Tom.
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By tgmillso
The cable at the threaded section is 7/16" OD....

The cable at the threaded section is 7/16" OD. Ultimately you need to also take into account the diameter of the pass through that you are using, be it a snap bushing, silicone grommet etc or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By tgmillso
I'm totally kicking myself now that I read this...

I'm totally kicking myself now that I read this thread. I spent hours yesterday trying to align the spinner using the dot and pencil clamped to a ladder method suggested in the instructions. Using a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By tgmillso
I too was going to install separate pots for my...

I too was going to install separate pots for my Garmin devices as I had the GAD27 with PWM to vary device lighting. Everyone I subsequently spoke with who had GTN650's installed were quite satisfied...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent. Thanks Levi. I have subsequently found...

Excellent. Thanks Levi. I have subsequently found reference to it in the G3X installation manual. There's not a lot, but Page 34-163 in the descrete input configuration section outlines what is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By tgmillso
Stand-alone LVL button for G3X touch?

I swear I read somewhere the ability to have a separate button to act like the level key (LVL) does on the GMC 307, but in the case where you only have the GDU460 and servos. I have a spare button on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By tgmillso
No worries Vince. As I pointed out, I don't...

No worries Vince. As I pointed out, I don't actually have a Bell tail-wheel assembly. I was just providing info on a general rule when it comes to bearing installations, and suspected there may be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By tgmillso
Hard to tell from the photograph, but I suspect...

Hard to tell from the photograph, but I suspect you are right and it is a Micro Fit 3.0 connector. The way to check is to measure the pin to pin distance. If it is 3.0mm it is the Micro Fit, if it is...
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