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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By az_gila
Smile Use some cheap acrylic from Home Depot and you...

Use some cheap acrylic from Home Depot and you can easily see the possible obstructions to long instruments behind the panel.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/az_gila/glass-panel.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think that is mixing up flying time (the intent...

I think that is mixing up flying time (the intent to fly bit) with maintenance time. Taxi time to the fuel pump doesn't count as you say. :^)

See my FAA definition for Maintenance Time Records...
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Yes... it is. :)

Yes... it is. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By az_gila
Smile And that twin would be counting the hours in the...

And that twin would be counting the hours in the exact way the FAA defines.

From the FAA definitions page -

Time In Service

With respect to maintenance time records, means the time from the moment...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile Looking further at the McMaster-Carr catalog,...

Looking further at the McMaster-Carr catalog, this seems the way to go.

If in operation the bulb is not compressed enough or loses 'squish', the next size up seal is identical except for a 7/16 bulb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By az_gila
Smile Update

Yes.. get the 60 Amp shunt...

I updated my load analysis to show what happens if you shed loads in an electrical emergency and use the EFIS built-in batteries.

http://halie.com/o7O.jpg

You should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By az_gila
Smile Here is mine... still provisional at this time...

Here is mine... still provisional at this time though. Since I have selected a VPX unit the Main and Endurance labels don't count.

I wanted drain from the battery, not peak current, so I calculated...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By az_gila
Smile OR... move the flap switch away from the stick,...

OR... move the flap switch away from the stick, just like most planes out there...:)
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile Since I'm still sanding and making dust so I can...

Since I'm still sanding and making dust so I can use the just under 5/16 dimension. I have the very lumpy green cabin cover so keeping the 1/4 edge thickness is going to take quite a bit of work...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Question Bill, did that work out to about a 5/16 inch gap?

Bill, did that work out to about a 5/16 inch gap?
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile The catalog pics show the bulb as being quite...

The catalog pics show the bulb as being quite round, but I would like to see an actual spec. sheet or application note for the McMaster...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile Good point on data.... First one I found was a...

Good point on data....

First one I found was a Grainger identical part -

Although many mistakenly believe that a higher compression rate results in a stronger hold, our bulbs are designed and...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but surely this will seal......

Yes, but surely this will seal... :)

http://halie.com/o7g.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile I just went and bought 50 ft, and I'll use the...

I just went and bought 50 ft, and I'll use the extra to make the 1/4 web wider where needed using it as a mold partly filled with flox. :)
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile I tried a 2 ft seal test strip on the lower front...

I tried a 2 ft seal test strip on the lower front side of one of the doors and it was almost impossible to push the door into place. I'll keep plying around making more dust...:)
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Smile I just prefer the idea of a solid locking tab to...

I just prefer the idea of a solid locking tab to hold the seal in place - especially in a hot AZ hangar or ramp.

Interested in the gap dimension used for the 1120-A411 seal.

That's why I started a...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By az_gila
Question McMaster seal amount of squish

I started a new thread to get a specific answer. :)

I'm getting ready to make lots of dust and making the seal area of the doors ready.

Based on lots of other postings I bought most common the...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By az_gila
Smile aka - the rear spar ski jump

Rivetbangers had a picture...

http://www.rivetbangers.com/g2data/forums/albums/users/captainjohn/Vans%20Ski%20Jump%20Fix%20tool%20sml.JPG

Clamp and bend....:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,732
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Then the certified planes you flew are now...

Then the certified planes you flew are now considered antiques and are so old they qualify for less registration fees in AZ....:)

IIRC the FAA requirements for certified planes standardized on Knots...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, good spotting. But you would think Sheet 46...

Yes, good spotting.

But you would think Sheet 46 labeled "Wing/Fuselage Attach" would be a better location for that optional notch picture. :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By az_gila
I'm not sure if my description was clear, so I...

I'm not sure if my description was clear, so I added red to the OP's picture -

http://halie.com/o7X.jpg

Finn also mentioned this relative to incidence, but it also affects the sweep. -

B:...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By az_gila
Smile Some of us had to trim the top web of the rear...

Some of us had to trim the top web of the rear spar a bit to keep it clear of the top of the fuselage slot. This lets the spar slip a bit further into the fuselage.

http://halie.com/o7Z.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but the GTN manuals require a GPS antenna...

Yes, but the GTN manuals require a GPS antenna ground plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By az_gila
Smile I managed to do it with a truck that had wheel...

I managed to do it with a truck that had wheel wells. The trade-off is the height you have to lift the parts.

All of the major parts of a QB fit in this size truck, 26ft IIRC...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By az_gila
Smile These solvents work too... To remove tar,...

These solvents work too...

To remove tar, grease, paint, etc., use a good grade of naphtha or kerosene. Users of these solvents should become familiar with their properties to handle them safely.
...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By az_gila
Smile My suggestion was much closer to the dome light...

My suggestion was much closer to the dome light system in your car.

Warning lights on the panel sort of over-ride check lists - that why we make them red...:)

No power is consumed when the doors...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm a bit confused by the logic for the...

I'm a bit confused by the logic for the pre-flight actions mentioned.

If you have simple LED indicators that are connected to NC contacts on physical micro switches that show red when the doors are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation CAD Accuracy

Be cautious following the top curve on any CAD panel for the -6 models. This is the drawing a lot of them were made to, and the accuracy varied from builder to builder....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,012
Posted By az_gila
Question Mel, It does look like a great product...:) What...

Mel, It does look like a great product...:)

What is the finish on it? Is it steel of aluminum?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By az_gila
Smile On my -6A I found that the sub-panel would lie...

On my -6A I found that the sub-panel would lie flat even before parts were cut out of it. The parts just were not very flat as shipped.

A 3/4 by 1/16 angle riveted on top of the lower flange helped...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By az_gila
Smile I looked at that, but decided it would be too...

I looked at that, but decided it would be too tricky to do with all of that epoxy and reasonable speed needed (AZ summer) to do the bonding job. :)

To clean it up I intend replacing the countersunk...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By az_gila
Smile Fin, I presume you have the non-touch screen...

Fin, I presume you have the non-touch screen version of the Skyview?

Even flying VFR in my -6A I can say the switching you mention is quite trivial with the touch screen.

Sometimes sw/hw advances...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, it's definitely worth down loading the 191...

Yes, it's definitely worth down loading the 191 pages, but printing and posting on the wall the single page 190 is good for workshop reference. :)

Thanks for the updated link, the table now has a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Print this Lycoming chart for reference. The...

Print this Lycoming chart for reference. The sump bolts are 1/4 inch.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/az_gila/RV-Stuff/lycoming-torques_zpsd981c236.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks Galin, that is a simple answer to a simple...

Thanks Galin, that is a simple answer to a simple question...:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not really, the Skyview EFIS back-up battery is...

Not really, the Skyview EFIS back-up battery is needed to retain attitude reference and engine monitoring. It would be really dumb to lose that feature in an emergency electrical power loss...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By az_gila
Question Dynon in IFR Q.

OK, to start I''m not IFR-rated but am interested in making my -10 capable.

I had previoisly asked this question on another thread aboutpower bus architecture but it got lost in many other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By az_gila
Smile My statement was meant to be more...

My statement was meant to be more generic....:)

Whatever system youy use beyond a simple bus needs a load analysis (really just a listing) to document how many amps are connnected to what bus in a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By az_gila
Smile Load Analysis

I'm surprised no-one seems to have ementioned this before, but each plane should have an electrical load analysis done. This is especially important if you are contemplating aEndurance Bus or any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By az_gila
Smile And also variations between new unused bolts and...

And also variations between new unused bolts and bolts that have been previously used in a self-locking fastener.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,902
Posted By az_gila
Question Two batteries

I'm still a bit confused...

Is an in-flight failure of a battery an occurrence that has happened to anyone?

And if so, would that failure have been masked by a parallel connected battery?

Also,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By az_gila
Post Nah.... it's an indication of the need to truly...

Nah.... it's an indication of the need to truly decide what is "essential" to get on the ground safely, and to perform a load analysis.

In this case, remove the autopilot and USB ports from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,902
Posted By az_gila
Question Q.

- Run both batteries in parallel (normal operation) unless there is an electrical problem. At that point open both masters to split the systems.


Q. How would an electrical system problem show...
Forum: Primers 10-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,301
Posted By az_gila
Smile The Duratec is advertised as a high build primer...

The Duratec is advertised as a high build primer as well as a mold surfacer, so I presume that was why the poster got it as a recommendation.

As far as durability goes, the Prestec finishes are...
Forum: Primers 10-29-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,301
Posted By az_gila
Smile It seems to be the same as the Prestec primer...

It seems to be the same as the Prestec primer product which is commonly used for surface filling and smoothing during refinishing and repairing the epoxy structures of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By az_gila
Smile Scott, check your email...

Scott, check your email...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Don't know about the Garmins, but the Dynon...

Don't know about the Garmins, but the Dynon Skyview back-up battery has a recommended cycle for using a self-test mode. It reminds you when the self-test is due and the self-test is also a capacity...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By az_gila
Question IFR redundancy

From a non-IFR pilot but wanting to set up a simple system that would work for IFR.

A very related question-

If I am planning on dual screen Dynon Skyviews and each one having its own dedicated...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation looks like the contacts do nothing if there is no...

looks like the contacts do nothing if there is no shower of sparks involved. Leave it not...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By az_gila
Smile This previous post was specifically for the -4...

This previous post was specifically for the -4 -

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1295058&postcount=3

But the link may not be active - or may be it doesn't work because I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,902
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Given the choice between a relay and a switch...

Given the choice between a relay and a switch -

If the current rating is OK in both, the switch will have less physical connections once the relay drive circuit is included. Reliability is based...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm putting an Aerosport panel in my -10, but...

I'm putting an Aerosport panel in my -10, but looking at the standard QB panel I took out, I see no reason you can't approach a split panel the same way I did on my -6A.

Simply take the standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By az_gila
Smile Maybe, but since all numbers actually belong to...

Maybe, but since all numbers actually belong to the govt. shouldn't the US treasury get the $$ for a non-assigned (aka "special") number?

In the way past... when custom number first came out...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By az_gila
Question Are the old (c. 2005) green tops different? The...

Are the old (c. 2005) green tops different?

The finish inside looks different and AeroSport talks about a different fit for their overhead console.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By az_gila
Smile Mine are about the same as the OP doors, but I...

Mine are about the same as the OP doors, but I put it down to the old green moldings... :)

I think some of my problem may be how I clamped the doors after bonding - if the clamps are a bit too far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By az_gila
Smile Discrepancies

That's why going to the manufacturer's data sheet is always better than using the ACS description...:)

I was more concerned that the drill numbers I gave did not agree with actual users and needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation RTFM

OK, I made a mistake and actually answered the OP question.

I should have checked the CherryMax data sheet :D

http://www.cherryaerospace.com/docs/catalogs/CA-1011.pdf

The 0.140 quoted in the OP is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not on the Lycoming web site unfortunately, but a...

Not on the Lycoming web site unfortunately, but a copy is here -

http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum/showthread.php?7429-Lycoming-O-235C-Assembly-Question&p=49715&viewfull=1#post49715
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By az_gila
Smile My previous numbers were for full loading - If I...

My previous numbers were for full loading - If I take the empty CG and subtract 20 lbs at the prop, it moves back 1.10 inches.

It all sounds consistent. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation On my -6A it shifted the CG back about 0.75...

On my -6A it shifted the CG back about 0.75 inches in the fully loaded, but low fuel state.

No paint on mine yet, which would make it a bit worse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up 12 inches

Well, I just had to go to my hangar...:)

Got my tape out - Firewall to center of a Sensenich prop w/2.25 inch spacer = 36 inches
= 48 inches to wing LE per my previous picture

So prop. moment = 12...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,900
Posted By az_gila
Question One question to the seller may be - Does...

One question to the seller may be -

Does experimental "Lycoming" mean an engine actualy built by Lycoming, or one built to Lycoming's design? This build could be anything from a well-known egine...
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