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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By BillL
Are you kidding . ?.. ??

Why? You are on a ROLL . . ;)
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By BillL
Probably not, but I used some .025 safety wire...

Probably not, but I used some .025 safety wire there. A local A&P had some fine safety wire and I got 2 ft of .020 and .016.
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,121
Posted By BillL
Good advice . . .

This is HUGE! I got hardware nuts for all sizes that are white zinc coated to use everywhere so inspection is easy. There is a lot of "5 steps forward 3 steps back". This is not "assembly", it is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By BillL
Steve Smith scsmith here on VAF did the design...

Steve Smith scsmith here on VAF did the design for the 10 airfoil.

You can search some more and find the numbers....
Forum: Safety 05-30-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By BillL
Let's not wait for the crash to improve . . .

Brian, thanks for taking the time to collect and post this update.

During my engineer career I saw more than a dozen corporate safety improvement programs lasting 2-3 years. All but one measured and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By BillL
Vacuum Cover plate Gasket??

Just curious, did the cover plate have a gasket under it? I installed and flew my M1B (from Vans) and had this last oil leak that needed repair (100 hrs). I found my plate did not have a gasket. It...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,175
Posted By BillL
Excellent method for penetration . .

You can pick your sealant, but this is the best (technically) method to ensure the sealant penetrates any gap around a rivet, the pressure is at least 200X what can be developed with any in-tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By BillL
I had the procedure of fitting then finalizing...

I had the procedure of fitting then finalizing FWF installations as there were a lot of potentially conflicting demands for space. In this case, I can not think of a single reason not to fit it now,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,554
Posted By BillL
It is good to finally to hear the solution to the...

It is good to finally to hear the solution to the problem, and it was a bit frustrating, but lets be fair here guys, Paul Dye has posted a puzzler like this in the past. Perhaps a different...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By BillL
You don't need the wheel pants.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cDMxLxh1ff9-NHzETgtPoysFGF6-9CgwdmMumWFJB2KfS33LcWp7a9IGO3ANtfOClrpqWy_5kObln9LktHL8McKLVjT4V6oNhaY8z4Ce3cU_mkPYZyUmZ7-HqTDu6ng0pGgkOgsrpBv699ZL4sXExt=w800

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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-28-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By BillL
Expired sale

expired .
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,554
Posted By BillL
Mixture stop. Servo nuts not tight Hole in bottom...

Mixture stop.
Servo nuts not tight
Hole in bottom of the sump (no sniffle valve)
plastic plug in spider leaking (need steel or brass)

If one does not have a definitive diagnosis of the problem, then...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By BillL
Send me the picture and I will post for you....

Send me the picture and I will post for you. lanewsjr at gmail dot com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By BillL
I have read the ICO valve is a rotating disc and...

I have read the ICO valve is a rotating disc and they may not all have an absolute seal. The range of leakage or lack thereof would definitely make a pressure difference.

If my pressure turns out...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-26-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,774
Posted By BillL
Make a pull/carry strap for the battery removal.

I found it near impossible to get my single odessey battery out of my 7 in the standard location without the lower cowl off due to lack of anyway to hold on to the battery. The solution was a handle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,313
Posted By BillL
I have no real wisdom or lots of acronyms after...

I have no real wisdom or lots of acronyms after my name, but did transition to my dual G3X/650 panel that has no steam gauges. I went from a 1969 182 cockpit with a DME to this one.

I had doubts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By BillL
I sent my Hartzell governor for a bench check...

I sent my Hartzell governor for a bench check to:

Aircraft Specialties (http://www.aircraftspecialties.aero), Tulsa, OK on Barretts recommendation. I was super pleased with the communication and the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,393
Posted By BillL
That's about 5 hours a week Mike. See what you...

That's about 5 hours a week Mike. See what you could be doing?:eek::D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By BillL
It is a system, what do you really want?

George, there are a wide range of answers but what is the objective? What is the mission and environment and "customer" requirement??

If the engine cooling system (cowl inlet and exit) is designed...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-23-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By BillL
Nah . . Vlad would have posted a photo with...

Nah . . Vlad would have posted a photo with WalMart in the background, groceries on the wing, and a catfish take-out from Davids. That is a dry county so be would not be showing a brew. ;)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-23-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By BillL
Fun!! This was my first thought too, Vlad would...

Fun!! This was my first thought too, Vlad would do that , get gas then taxi down to the Wal Mart for shopping. It is 1/4 mile farther same direction.

That is typically a pretty busy stretch of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By BillL
Delete this data point. Worthless.

Forget about this sample. The filter sample completely botched the results. (not a personal comment, just related to a representative sample) The oil must come from the drain stream after a few...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-21-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By BillL
RV10 Lands in Highway 2 miles from KMVC

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/0P7RdKRo/video-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-monroeville-highway?s=oldSite&ss=i4
All OK. No apparent damage.

My home town.

Anyone know this plane?
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up The time to go fast is after first flight.

If all your tools go to the hangar and it is well organized for work, it will go nicely. Fuel tests, fuel level calibration, panel configuration checkouts, software currency, friendly inspections and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Out of range!!! THANKS!!!

That is something I did NOT think about. I am going set mine higher when I get the plane back to do this test. Real data is required to know. For $250 I can reset the range to check.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By BillL
Good find! Thanks for letting us know. ;)

Good find! Thanks for letting us know. ;)
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By BillL
I thought only I had done that, and it was an...

I thought only I had done that, and it was an installation issue. I have made some mods to allow more movement.

BAVAFA - -I had to watch twice to catch it right in final flair.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,811
Posted By BillL
Grinning :D

Grinning :D
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,082
Posted By BillL
Fully built and dressed: 1/3 - airframe 1/3 -...

Fully built and dressed:

1/3 - airframe
1/3 - engine
1/3 - panel & wiring
1/3- paint, and everything else.

And this is being kinda thrifty in purchases, but a full featured bird.

Estimated with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By BillL
Maybe not TOO expensive.

I did some weibull plots on life data provided by the VAF members a couple of years ago. It showed that the cost per hour for the B&C was a little less than the Plane Power due to longer life....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By BillL
Mine is not as severe.

Interesting problem and solution. I have a 7 and the cube is "soft" mounted at the sump attachment under the M1B spider. Schematically, after the servo and before the spider. I notice over 10k that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-18-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 144,756
Posted By BillL
Jereme, you might want to think about your...

Jereme, you might want to think about your location of that ELT alarm as it has a battery to be replaced and that looks like a hard spot to reach!
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By BillL
Agree, not fool proof.

Thanks for pointing that out, Walt. It is an operation limitation that must be known, and assessed on site for the situation.

The battery voltage during starting on a fully charged odyssey will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By BillL
I'll stick with the alternator debug for the...

I'll stick with the alternator debug for the moment.

Voltage is the primary measurement to determine the output of the alternator. It should be measured where the B lead attaches to the battery, as...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By BillL
On my 7 I used powerwerx (Anderson)...

On my 7 I used powerwerx (Anderson) (https://powerwerx.com/anderson-sb-connectors-sb50-50amp) connectors. I connected one that could be reached through the oil door. Several adapters are used, 1 -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By BillL
How do you keep the velcro on the pencil??

Input some under my tip up glare shield but have a heck of a time keeping the strip of velcro stuck to my pencils! I even tried a wrap of lacing tape. :o
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By BillL
What was your fuel pressure 5 min after a hot...

What was your fuel pressure 5 min after a hot shutdown?
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-16-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By BillL
That is going the wrong direction. A finer...

That is going the wrong direction.

A finer polish gets it out if it is a surface finish related issue. Cotton polishing cloth and it can not be contaminated with coarse grit material.

A light...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By BillL
no . Gentlemen: We cannot argue with...

no .






Gentlemen: We cannot argue with the combustion equation. Exhaust, and therefore blow-by, is rich in water and is in the crankcase at shut down whether seen or not.

BTW - I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,287
Posted By BillL
By all means fly in the 14 first.

I built a 7, 5-8 150, the cockpit is snug when large passengers are in there.

Another consideration for you and depends on your mission. The 14 is two generations more advanced in the design,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,549
Posted By BillL
sorbetsystems.com - - look for bulk silica gel...

sorbetsystems.com - - look for bulk silica gel in 2-4 mm beads. I posted the temperatures above. Hard to go wrong. I measured temperature excursions during cycles in the oven (thermocouple) and set...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By BillL
I would agree on the seating position. During...

I would agree on the seating position. During transition training with Mike I could not see over the nose and would lose sight of the end of the runway. I told him that before he suggested to look...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,549
Posted By BillL
Mehrdad, I would challenge the accuracy your...

Mehrdad, I would challenge the accuracy your humidity measurement for the engine as it is shut down but believe it is what your set-up measures.

On to regeneration. I get my beads from Sorbent...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,549
Posted By BillL
Steve, This is recirculating in the engine, but...

Steve, This is recirculating in the engine, but how many times have you flown?

If none, you have air leaks. If recirculating and not flying it should run a year without needing to be regenerated....
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By BillL
To fix the static from the USB adapter, get one...

To fix the static from the USB adapter, get one without static. :D Jay it is a very common problem. Commit (http://www.commitlift.com) has a good report on USB chargers for apple products too.

Many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By BillL
I had not read the Garmin SB when I first posted,...

I had not read the Garmin SB when I first posted, so guessed at the time. Garmin asks for 5 min in the SB following a hot shutdown.

On engine shutdown with most injected engines, the fuel is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By BillL
Larry, what hoses do you use for the sensor and...

Larry, what hoses do you use for the sensor and from the mechanical pump to the servo? TSFlightlines or Vans?

When you run the shut down pressure rise test please post the data.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By BillL
The post should include if the plane is O or IO....

The post should include if the plane is O or IO. I suspect injected engines are the only ones getting hit. Also, if injected, state what hoses you used, Vans, TSFlightlines or other - be specific....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By BillL
Shade Tree method.

Clever tool but I never had an issue in the thousand pull rivets I removed. Pop style, not the Cherry. If the rivet is loose and rotates, just lay over the drill ( as needed) at and angle and push...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,502
Posted By BillL
I used a MacAir through the whole build and did...

I used a MacAir through the whole build and did not have this issue at Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By BillL
Paul, yes, remove the air side blockage. You can...

Paul, yes, remove the air side blockage. You can use it down there in LA. As you noted, it appears the OT sensor yielded an incorrect reading.

Back to the vigrous discussion off topic.
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-04-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,252
Posted By BillL
Yes, except for automotive.

Yes, except for automotive.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By BillL
Al, here is a psychrometric calculator...

Al, here is a psychrometric calculator (http://www.hvac-calculator.net/index.php?v=2) to use relative humidity or T-dp to calculate the water in the air.

If we assume a 3 L/min flow, ambient of 90F...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By BillL
1. My calculation for a 4 gal crankcase cavity,...

1. My calculation for a 4 gal crankcase cavity, assuming instant dilution for each cc entering, is it will take 145 liters of air to replace the interior volume to less than 1% of original content. A...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By BillL
It sure looks like I have some more component...

It sure looks like I have some more component development to do, and this looks very promising! Forward pressure drop, and cracking pressure along with back leak will all have to be measured to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By BillL
No - why?? Here is why. 1. The objective is to...

No - why?? Here is why.

1. The objective is to replace the air in the crankcase with dry (low dew point) air.
2. The mixture after shutdown in the crankcase measured as lbs water/lbs dry air is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-01-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,468
Posted By BillL
Patience Grasshopper . . .

I did this to my tail spike and had the same initial experience. I used a diamond hone plate...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-01-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By BillL
I would certainly agree and not to contaminate...

I would certainly agree and not to contaminate your scotchbrite pad. I do use isopropyl alcohol as it is less aggressive in general, but acetone is likely more available these days. Just as an FYI,...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,126
Posted By BillL
Any Suggestions?

I helped a friend install the GDL-82 in an RV7 and ATC has asked more than once if he is a formation of 2.
I am at a loss to know where to start looking for problem.
It is installed with the stand...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By BillL
Are you having a problem? I have measured some...

Are you having a problem?

I have measured some fuel flow temps (-7) and the pump does add some temp, but not as much as the tunnel.

EDIT: No - After my measurements I don't think you will have an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By BillL
Sorry, but a dry climate has nothing to do with...

Sorry, but a dry climate has nothing to do with it. The engine combustion produced a high water content. And combined with sulfur in the fuel condenses through out the engine crankcase.

I am now...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By BillL
Carl, after extensive testing and tweaking on my...

Carl, after extensive testing and tweaking on my plenum equipped M1B, I have concluded the standard items like bypassing the fins, flash removal around the fins around the spark plug are certainly...
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