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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks Larry. I've already ordered a replacement...

Thanks Larry. I've already ordered a replacement from AS.

Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Where did Aeroflash go?

Aeroflash.com is no longer active. Does anyone know where they went? I have Aeroflash nav/strobes installed in my airplane and need a replacement nav bulb.

Aeroflash is still sold on Aircraft...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Michael Burbidge
No sealing compound

I do not believe sealing compound is called for. I did not use any.

Michael
Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Paint mixer

This for my drill worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By Michael Burbidge
EDM-740

I looked at it. I donít know why anyone would buy the 350, when you can get more features for less with the 740. I just installed the 740. So far l like it a lot.

Michael
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Low EGT and CHT, one cylinder, high power

I recently installed an JPI EMD-740 engine monitor. It is revealing some interesting information.

On my first two flights I'm noticing that my #4 cylinder EGT and CHT drop off under high power...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Higher fuel pressure after transducer install

I have an O-320. I just installed a JPI engine monitor, with a floscan fuel flow transducer.

My fuel pressure before the install was 4.5 - 5 psi. After the install it is 7 psi. According to the...
Forum: Reviews 05-21-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Michael Burbidge
TS Flightlines amazing service!

Don't ever think of getting hoses from someone else. Tom provides amazing customer service and great hoses.

He adjusted the length of my hoses (shorter) in 3 days turnaround including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,300
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Heart Breaking

I don't live anywhere near Chapel Hill, but this is still heart breaking. Once a small airport is closed, it is gone forever.

I'm not sure what makes this so sad. It's more than just the fact that I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,102
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Copper gasket

Smokey,

Do you use the copper aviation gasket with these, or the gasket that comes with the plug?

And do you torque to 32 ft-lbs or 18 ft-lbs?

Thanks,
Michael
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Search

Do a search. There are tons of threads and pictures on mounting fuel flow transducers.

Michael
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Installing JPI Oil Temperature Probe

I'm installing a new JPI engine monitor. The JPI Oil temperature probe installation instructions say to install the probe in one of the front oil gallies, by removing the 1/8 NPT plug.

So far I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Treads oil temperature sender

What are the threads on the oil temperature sender port in the oil filter housing? Size and type? Lycoming O-320.

Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Cargo 3 Blade

I have a Catto 3 Blade on my 9A and I have no issues with W&B. Iíd have to have two +200 lbs. people and near empty tanks to be too far aft.

I was worried about it before I finished. But it has not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,956
Posted By Michael Burbidge
No problem.

No problem. Thanks for responding!

Michael-
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,956
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Carb

I'm carburated. I think I'm going to install my Floscan on the firewall just like Brantel installed his red cube on the firewall.

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,956
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Floscan not E.I. Redcube

I was specifically asking about the Floscan 201B, not the E.I. Red Cube. I find many mounting discussions and pictures concerning the E.I. Red Cube, but not so many with the Floscan...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,956
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Floscan on firewall...

@Bubblehead,

Did you mount your floscan on the firewall? The manufacture instructions definitely say not to mount it to the engine, but I was wondering about the firewall.

I'd like to have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Good advice

I will follow the manufacture instructions and will not use any thread sealant.

Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Flow Scan Transducer calls for no sealant

I'm installing a Flow Scan Fuel Flow transducer. It takes 1/4 " NPT. The instructions say that absolutely no thread sealant of any kind should be used.

I did not know that pipe thread could be...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Stupid question

In retrospect my question was stupid. What I meant to ask was does it have its own color dye. If youíre running Swift exclusively, without dye itís hard to notice seaping fuel leaks.
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Blue dye?

Does swift fuel have the blue dye in it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Michael Burbidge
RV-14 Part Numbers Question (Trivia)?

@Scott M.

The RV-14 tail section shares a lot of parts with other airplanes. But sometimes the part appears to be somewhat modified version of the part from another model.

For example the HS spar...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By Michael Burbidge
True

I did young eagles last spring and had the same experience. There were a couple of kids that I felt really bad about because they could not see over the side. I resolved next time to have some sort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Michael Burbidge
uAvioni echoUAT install location...

Can I install the echoUAT under the floor panels? I assume not and that the aluminum floor panel would block the wifi signal.

Michael-
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Joel, I was cruising a full rich, about 2500...

Joel, I was cruising a full rich, about 2500 feet, low-medium power setting. It was a clear day, about 32 degrees at 2500.

Bill, Start on p-mag only.

Michael-
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By Michael Burbidge
I went flying today and did not get any misfires....

I went flying today and did not get any misfires. So one of the several things that I did has fixed the problem. It would be nice to know which one, but that would have taken awhile.

As a recap...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By Michael Burbidge
I did have the screw type terminals. The solid...

I did have the screw type terminals. The solid terminals are hard to find. I have now found some and the second new set I put in are solid terminals.

I verified timing on p-mag at TDC and on mag 25...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Cleaned plugs again

I removed the 4 aviation plugs today and two of them had what looked like metallic debri from cleaning in the bottom. (I had the plugs cleaned and tested by an aviation plug cleaning service) I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Engine misfire help...

I just finished my third condition inspection. Before the inspection my engine was running great. On the first flight after the inspection I was about 15 minutes into the flight, at full power,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Magneto timing with one p-mag

I have one p-mag and one slick. I'm using a standard buzz box to check the timing on the slick mag. I'm not sure what to do with the other lead. The buzz box buzzes constantly since one of the leads...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,692
Posted By Michael Burbidge
RV 9 is a great choice

My story is similar. Before I built my RV-9A I had about 200 hours in a 172. All 200 hours in the same 172.

I've now flown my 9A about 265 hours. It is a wonderful airplane for me.

There's exactly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By Michael Burbidge
B&C

http://www.bandc.aero/index.aspx
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,338
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Quote from Manual...

You have to decide for yourself. But from the photos, which could be deceiving, none of these look that bad me. I'd take a rivet gauge to them.

I'm certainly not saying that you shouldn't continue...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,285
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Transition training

I did transition training with Mike Seager in N666RV. (O-320) The standard procedure he taught for N666RV was 5 pumps on the throttle, then hit the starter key.

I've used that same procedure for my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Replacing Intake Pipe Hose...

Hi,

I'm doing my condition inspection and see that I have two intake pipe leaks based blue stain. The leaks are where the pipe attaches to the cylinders. I have new gaskets.

I'd also like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Michael Burbidge
PDF of drawing OP-27A

I'm fixing a crack on my baffles and can't find drawing OP-27A. Does anyone have a PDF of that drawing?

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Reclocking oil cooler fitting...

I need to reclock one of the fittings on my oil cooler. I used Permatex #2 (the black stuff) on the fitting. It's pretty solid. Any suggestions on removing the fitting without damaging the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Oil Cooler attach bolt length?

Does anyone know off hand what the standard length bolts come in the baffle kit to attach the oil cooler to the engine baffle. My baffle is cracked and I'm going to reinforce it with a .63 angle. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Carburetor TBO

Does your standard marvel carb for an O-320 have a recommended TBO?

Thanks,
Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,331
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Nothing

I've read here that you shouldn't use a solvent. Simply pack with new grease until all the dirty grease is pushed out.

That's what I've done for three years now.

Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Good deal

I've been thinking of building a 14, if I could buy futures on this engine for this price it would seal the deal.;)

Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Oshkosh IO-390 Show Special...

According to the price sheet I just downloaded from Vans the YIO-390-A3B6 is/was available for $32,800. Does that engine work on the RV-14A? The IO-390 listed on the the normal order engine page is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,466
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Bucking rivets...

Like has been said, riveting is only a small part of what is involved in building an airplane.

But when it comes to bucking rivets solo, control is more important than strength.

Most of the rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,259
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Agreed...

I certainly don't condone disrespecting others property, but I have to agree with Bob.

The contrast between this thread and the pictures of Vlad's visit to the grass strip in BC are interesting to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 104,324
Posted By Michael Burbidge
The most interesting man in the world...

Vlad, I'm pretty sure if Dos Equis monitored this forum that you would be "the most interesting man in the world." They would sponsor all your adventures!

Michael-
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Interior fix...

The leak was fixed on the interior of the tank. The sealant was applied to the interior, rear, bottom baffle through the filler hole.

I agree that applying pro-seal to the exterior of the tank...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Find where it's leaking...

I've had to remove my left tank twice. One leak was on the cover plate and one in the rear baffle.

I had an RV-expert and A&P friend help me fix the leaks both times. He used the tank test kit,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
No bounce...

It did not feel like rubber. Rubber would feel...rubbery. Hard to tell with such a small piece, but it did not respond like rubber during the teeth test.

Michael-
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Not metal...

Until Walt's post, I've been treating these particles with kid gloves. I did not want to change their shape because I thought that could help identify what kind of material they were made of.

After...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Oil burn

I burn 1 quart oil in 25 hours.

My guess is that both are gasket material from my mag change. I used a razor blade to remove the gasket. It could very easily have created the shaved looking top...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Material analysis

Is there a quick and dirty way to figure out if this material is gasket material? For example, it seems like it might float in water.

Michael-
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
P-Mag install...

Gil, I installed a P-Mag, and did scrap off gasket material. The oil change after I installed the P-Mag is when the first particle showed up in the screen. This is my 3rd oil change since the P-Mag...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
A little history...

Two oil changes ago I found a single small particle in the sump screen and a little dust-like metal in the filter. This is described on the following...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Particles in sump screen

During oil change today, I found two particles in the sump screen. They are both black and non-magnetic. They look quite different. Here's a picture.

What next step would you suggest to determine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,847
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Tie down straps?

My airplane is in a hangar, but when I travel and the airplane is tied down overnight I use tie down straps. So much easier than rope and knots. Is there a problem with using tie down...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,036
Posted By Michael Burbidge
My favorite idea

Check out my post from last year for a cheap bead breaker.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141758

There's some other good ideas in the thread also.
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,863
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Replacing a Garmin 327 Transponder...

How much modification to my installation bay will I have to do to get this to fit in a Garmin 327 Transponder slot?

Micahel-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Flat tire, but no leak...

Hi All,

A week ago I went to go flying and found that my nose wheel was completely flat. I pumped it up to 45 lbs., waited an hour and checked it. It was still at 43 lbs., so I figured it was a slow...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Aeroinstock.com

Aeroinstock.com is where I got mine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By Michael Burbidge
AeroInStock...

I've had success getting this kind of stuff from http://aeroinstock.com/. AircraftSpruce does have intake tube gaskets. Don't know about the others.

Michael-
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Pictures please...

Hi Erich,

I dropped a stainless steal nut down the mag hole when I installed my p-mag. Stainless steal is slightly magnetic, so better than aluminum. I was able to get it with a scope and magnet. I...
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