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Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,015
Posted By F1R
Thumbs up +1 Thanks Carl, that is exactly what I wanted to...

+1

Thanks Carl, that is exactly what I wanted to see.

There is a lot of really great tech info and help that gets buried in time, and needs to be presented new for the benefit of new builders.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,015
Posted By F1R
Top motor mounts outside the plenum and baffles!

Carl, In the photos of your oil filler access, your plenum and aft face baffle stays in frot of the motor mounts. Any chance of a photo or two that shows a bit more detail on the aft vertical baffle...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,204
Posted By F1R
12V assist

You should be able to scare up a flap actuator from any of the RV models. F1 Boss has a good alternate supplier for less money and lots of models to choose from. You should have a trickle charger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By F1R
What you said at the start.

"This is my present 25 amp B&C battery." "I've had this one for 7 1/2 years, it never once failed me"

Very tough to improve on that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By F1R
Thanks to all for the cool(ing) photos, theory...

Thanks to all for the cool(ing) photos, theory and examples. Keep the photos coming if you have any.

One of the reasons mine works is because of all the screws that do keep the top well sealed. I...
Forum: Rocket 08-12-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By F1R
Any Photos of N14ZM ?

I am curious how close your spinner sits to the cowl? I have often thought about switching to the conventional baffles and seal route, but in a couple places my spinner is less than .050" to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By F1R
In my case the plenum works very well cooling...

In my case the plenum works very well cooling wise. Oil temps never go over 180 to 185. The inlet transitions and sealing at the cowl inlets was nicely done. But all those screws... I have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By F1R
Put my name on it.

Check PM 's for address and phone #
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By F1R
Well, I have a large inner door that mirrors the...

Well, I have a large inner door that mirrors the outer cowl oil door.

While bore scopes and or mirror would be better than nothing,the inspections would be tedious and you could not pull spark...
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By F1R
Looking for a few good plenum ideas

I am considering fabricating a new Carbon or Fibreglass plenum.

Any photos and ideas are greatly appreciated.
Good sealing and rapid removal / install time are what I am looking for, to encourage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By F1R
Post your Plenum Photos

I recently found a cracked injector line that I am very lucky did not torch me and the aircraft.

The aluminum plenum takes me a couple hours - or longer to remove. a real detriment to frequent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By F1R
How old are the wire harness? 15 YEARS is the...

How old are the wire harness? 15 YEARS is the max service life that slick / champion say the insulation is reliable (between the core and the ground shield)

I just had an older than dirt harness...
Forum: Rocket 07-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 2,799
Posted By F1R
A Faster Horse

If you have a souped up subie with 450 ponies why not start out with an airframe designed for over 400 mph? Like this one.. Fast forward to the 1 minute mark. ...
Forum: Rocket 07-06-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 2,799
Posted By F1R
"The F1 Rocket uses a modified (beefed up) RV4...

"The F1 Rocket uses a modified (beefed up) RV4 emp"
Absolutely Not true.

The Team Rocket F1 were engineered and manufactured as quick build kits by HP Aircraft in the Czech Republic. Their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By F1R
If you ever get a look at a Lyc in the R22(...

If you ever get a look at a Lyc in the R22( Robinson Helicopter R22) the MP line from #3 is routed up 3 or 4 inches, then a 180 turn and back down where it proceeds down and away from the engine into...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,234
Posted By F1R
Depends on your

My main target is to have an aircraft able to do aerobatics with two fullgrown males onboard.

Can't be done in a 4. And depending on your definition of two fully grown males, AND your definition...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By F1R
I was trying to help the opening poster, and...

I was trying to help the opening poster, and based on my actual observations in my rocket with the heat muff air feed, front cockpit cold air NACA vent and the passenger seat underwing NACA air...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By F1R
It really depends on the cockpit air pressure...

It really depends on the cockpit air pressure relative to the static air pressure at the altitude you are at.

Lets say you have 2 air speed indicators in your NON pressurized cockpit.
Your cockpit...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By F1R
If you had a static line open as in totally...

If you had a static line open as in totally disconnected, inside the cockpit, you would see a false LOW airspeed and false low altitude from ram air vent pressure raising the cockpit pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By F1R
While you have it apart, you might want to have a...

While you have it apart, you might want to have a close up look with a magnifier at the flap control arm / torque tube weld joints. I mean a really close up look.

Also the same close up look where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By F1R
The higher the wing loading , the smoother the...

The higher the wing loading , the smoother the ride.

Load it to max gross wt. / slow down and fly in smooth early AM air before the sun gets a chance to heat the ground and make any thermal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By F1R
David Clark Co. has a great repair department. ...

David Clark Co. has a great repair department. Just phone customer service and for a very reasonable cost they will be returned to you virtually as new.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,809
Posted By F1R
Vibration Bubbles

Only a hunch, but I suspect the belly skin mounting could be the culprit as it subjects the entire gascolator to the exhaust pulse .
I am guessing when you had the Andair , that it was NOT mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,809
Posted By F1R
location, location, location

Where did you mount the aerolab relative to the exhaust tips?

Or how many inches aft of the firewall? I am guessing it is somewhere in the center tunnel belly skin.

I am also guessing on take off,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By F1R
Old but unbeatable

I have used almost every ANR headset make and model available over the last 20 years. In the noisiest cockpit I fly in I will only use my old as dust DC H10-13XL. I can fly for 6-8 hours, get out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By F1R
Careful

You might want to read the last post in this recent thread before sourcing your harness:D

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=159365
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-09-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By F1R
There are a few manufactures that made one or two...

There are a few manufactures that made one or two models that would handle vertical moves well. BF Goodrich made an electric AI that would still indicate correctly after several loops and cuban 8's....
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-09-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By F1R
Talking Get a G5

Either cage it before vertical man. exceeding the gimbal limit,

Or make a quick removable gyro panel and take it and the DG right out of the AC before Acro.

The G5 is the right attitude device for...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-08-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By F1R
Easy solution

Try some 1/8" heat shrink tubing on a small triangle file taper end. The end that tapers to almost nothing.

If you cut pieces about 1 1/4" long you will quiclkly make one just the right size to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By F1R
Nice video Gash! Good music too. I expect you...

Nice video Gash!
Good music too.
I expect you will have some fun this year

Does anybody know what ever happened to Willie Eyeballs hilarious "Dolly" back seat video series?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By F1R
With most of the large format EFIS displays, you...

With most of the large format EFIS displays, you have a built in quick access that is faster to get open than 24 screw heads. Perhaps even a larger opening also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,875
Posted By F1R
If you want your wife to beg you to buy an RV,...

If you want your wife to beg you to buy an RV, just arrange a flight for her in a nice 10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By F1R
In general, the more HP you crank out of a given...

In general, the more HP you crank out of a given displacement, the lower the TBO. A 150 HP low compression 0-320 can often go 3000 -4000 hours before a rebuild is needed - just ask VLAD who flew a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,457
Posted By F1R
If you have a pilots license and want fly an RV,...

If you have a pilots license and want fly an RV, purchasing a flying 6,7 or 9 providing you are patient to wait for the right one to come available, will most likely be the lowest cost entry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By F1R
I don't think so Tim.

Not recommended https://youtu.be/8PkO9dqx9HM?t=28s

https://youtu.be/8PkO9dqx9HM?t=28s. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By F1R
Not even close

Try 55 GPH full power full rich. 20 GPH leaned out training cruise.

T6 Harvards feel like an overloaded gravel truck on a soft wet road for handling, I have not touched one for 15 years but that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,914
Posted By F1R
Even a hair dryer or light bulb can and will...

Even a hair dryer or light bulb can and will blister the paint on a your nice fiberglass cowl very quickly if not used with care and attention. Heat guns are much hotter than that.

The stick on low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,656
Posted By F1R
Even Bob Hoover had to deal with overcoming...

Even Bob Hoover had to deal with overcoming motion sickness, as he described in the book " Forever Flying". Try a few non training flights in cool smooth air, before or at sunrise. Then build your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,991
Posted By F1R
"In my case the engine is started with compressed...

"In my case the engine is started with compressed air," So either you are flying an AIR HOG. or an MP14 ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,698
Posted By F1R
Friday night exercise routine. There should be...

Friday night exercise routine.

There should be a location on the pants where a1/2" hole is not an issue. A 1/4 inch drive with a socket takes the valve stem cap off quick and easy. Then a 6 " flex...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By F1R
I think this is mostly dictated by your chosen...

I think this is mostly dictated by your chosen EFIS. Most of the glass suppliers have their own AOA system and wiring requirements to their pitot and AOA harware on the wing.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By F1R
After that video presentation I can see Vlad...

After that video presentation I can see Vlad converting to a -9 with large mains.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,204
Posted By F1R
A few of the Mooney type certified models are non...

A few of the Mooney type certified models are non spin recoverable.

The Tecnam P2006T is NON spin recoverable and it is a type certified
USD $435,000 that is often used for flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,251
Posted By F1R
Tame those wild hair's

I have a friend who flew air displays in a few different Pitts over several years.

About the time he was ready to move on to other life ventures , he managed (on purpose) to do an extended tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By F1R
What the others have said plus check relays.

Also could be a failed relay if your flap switch is on the stick and uses relays to feed the heavy current.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,834
Posted By F1R
Well I for one will be very happy to keep on...

Well I for one will be very happy to keep on supporting GRT.

GRT has been supportive of the RV world right from the start of sport glass.(years before heavy G entered the sport aviation venue)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By F1R
Good thing that was not right after take off. ...

Good thing that was not right after take off. Any report if was an alternator over voltage or exactly what was the root of the cause? I doubt that the battery failed, but more probable is that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,553
Posted By F1R
If you were lucky enough find a flight...

If you were lucky enough find a flight instructor that is also a medical examiner he might become a great help with the FAA.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,219
Posted By F1R
I can't say specifically for YOUR engine but in...

I can't say specifically for YOUR engine but in general, with a carb. or FI on any Lycoming at 3650 ASL, you would expect to lean it some for best power. At 4300 ASL I am normally about 25% mix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,914
Posted By F1R
How remote ?

If you are really out there( On a frozen lake) build a wood fire a good safe distance from your RV. After you have an ember bed with no flames, pull the RV ahead and let the hot air rise through the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By F1R
Do the wiggle test with the bottom half of the...

Do the wiggle test with the bottom half of the Marvel Dribbler. Normal engine vibration will loosen the threads and allow for a loose bowl/lower body.

Also agree with the mags being possible...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,928
Posted By F1R
2 slick mags. I start on the LH side -currently...

2 slick mags. I start on the LH side -currently a 6393 with a Slick Start booster and like to bring the RH side online as soon as the RPM starts to build. This is normally a second or two after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,422
Posted By F1R
No more leaks

Brake calipers that sit for several years have the o rings set up with a flat spot.
At least the o rings are not as live as they would be if they were new and just installed.

I once purchased an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,928
Posted By F1R
A lot of -4 s and -8 s have the starter button on...

A lot of -4 s and -8 s have the starter button on the stick. Unless the mag and or p mag switches are located within fingertip distance of the throttle it makes it difficult to impossible to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By F1R
I missed the 240 oil temps!! Something is not...

I missed the 240 oil temps!! Something is not right. Either you have massive friction - something very tight. Or the timing is way off.

Or no air or no oil is passing through the oil cooler.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,923
Posted By F1R
IIRC 0.350" is the number for a new lyc. cam to...

IIRC 0.350" is the number for a new lyc. cam to spec.

Also where is your oil pressure sensor feed tapped? IIRC Lycoming issued an SB or there was an online article that stated why new type...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-27-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,618
Posted By F1R
In for an ounce, in for a pound.

I am having visions about using an F1 Rocket as a starting point and stuffing an LT 4 (650 HP supercharged ZO-6 engine) partway into a deeply concave firewall to keep the C of G manageable. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,923
Posted By F1R
You could try a new injector LINE on the Cyl that...

You could try a new injector LINE on the Cyl that drops at high MP.

Sometimes the ends are silver brazed and there can be a restricted flow compared to the others that does not present until peak...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By F1R
Gremlin Slayers

The EASY cure, if you are fixed on keeping the 3 1/8" round hole is a GRT MINI GA OR the Garmin G5. In both cases you can omit any magnetometer and still have a Mag trk display in the heading field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By F1R
Check with Col. J Nelson, retired. ...

Check with Col. J Nelson, retired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIR5YxzWNBM&t=38s

You might have met him at Reno.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By F1R
It is in some of the set up button options-...

It is in some of the set up button options- likely on the same page you can select the magnetometer calibration. Heading display On or Off
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By F1R
IIRC some of the avionics companies only want one...

IIRC some of the avionics companies only want one end of the ground sheath grounded. Double check the detailed instructions and then try grounding the external ground sheath at the EFIS end, or...
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