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Forum: GPS Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By lr172
You need to look at the status page when it...

You need to look at the status page when it fails. No reception would point toward a failing antenna and a weaker than normal reception would point to a bad location. This guidance follows what I...
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By lr172
Bob, I moved it externally a year ago and it...

Bob,

I moved it externally a year ago and it solved my issues. Now that you mention this, I expect the ground plane is probably the best explanation for the degraded reception in the fwd mounting...
Forum: GPS 08-15-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By lr172
The mounting was on a shelf a few inches forward...

The mounting was on a shelf a few inches forward of the firewall and one inch under the cowl. I had the KLN-90 antenna installed there with no problems, so put the 430W antenna there as well. ...
Forum: GPS 08-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By lr172
No. I moved the antenna to the top of the fuse...

No. I moved the antenna to the top of the fuse and never experienced another outage in probably 100+ hours. I am convinced from this experience that the location under the cowl is sub-optimal, at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By lr172
Good advice here. I did similar, but used...

Good advice here. I did similar, but used permatex #2 on one side of the gasket and an anaerobic on the other side. I assumed most don't do this and hence the explanation for the OP. All that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By lr172
The mag gasket will stick to the mag and case...

The mag gasket will stick to the mag and case from heat and pressure over time. When you moved the mag to adjust timing, the gasket broke free, but they don't usually do so cleanly and then they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,914
Posted By lr172
I bought a used AFP setup (old style). The pump...

I bought a used AFP setup (old style). The pump had failed and i had to replace it. It was an airtex pump.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By lr172
Thanks for clarifying. The fact that they ran...

Thanks for clarifying. The fact that they ran for a few hours had me thinking something was burning up.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By lr172
+1 With the second unit failing just as quickly,...

+1

With the second unit failing just as quickly, I would be looking beyond mfg defect.

One thing to look at is voltage. The red cube runs off 5 volts, not 12. Most EIS systems provide a FF power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By lr172
Plenty strong, but won't work. Gravity will take...

Plenty strong, but won't work. Gravity will take the epoxy out of the gap and run down the fuse. You need to thicken it with something for this application.

That said, it doesn't need to be very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By lr172
Thanks so much for the insight; It is much...

Thanks so much for the insight; It is much appreciated. Yes, we are going into Centennial (APA), I was typing too quickly. Plenty of T storms to dodge here in Illinois, as well as convective...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By lr172
Flying to Denver: turbulence concerns

I plan to fly into Denver this weekend and this will be my first time flying in the rockies. I understand the basics of the rotors that develop when the wind crosses the ridges at 90* and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By lr172
That makes sense and I suppose I would do the...

That makes sense and I suppose I would do the same with that much altitude variation. I usually set my idle when the temps are 70 and I can go as low as -10 without issue. I suspect that is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By lr172
I still fail to understand how you guys are...

I still fail to understand how you guys are leaning manually. If I were to manually lean to 14:1 AFR (about optimum for our class of engines) for a no load 750 RPM, my engine would be coughing and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By lr172
The FT-60 is a transducer and most transducers...

The FT-60 is a transducer and most transducers send positive pulses on the sense wire. I have never tested mine on the bench, but would be surprised to see it not send positive pulses to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By lr172
Red cubes fail pretty regularly and I would...

Red cubes fail pretty regularly and I would suspect that. However, I would verify the connections first before declaring it dead.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By lr172
That's ok :) Responsible disagreement and debate...

That's ok :) Responsible disagreement and debate benefit all parties willing to listen.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By lr172
I agree that proper leaning is critical at idle...

I agree that proper leaning is critical at idle in order to prevent lead fouling. I just believe that proper leaning at idle can be achieved with the idle mixture screw, eliminating the need for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By lr172
Thanks Brian. Trying to conserv ports. Have two...

Thanks Brian. Trying to conserv ports. Have two GDU 370's and need to connect the following

GSU 25 AHRS (2 way)
GMC 305 (2 way)
SL-40 (Tx only)
GNC 430W (Rx only)
GDL-39 (2 way)

With this config,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By lr172
My idle speed is set around 700. My idle mixture...

My idle speed is set around 700. My idle mixture is properly set (lowest MAP method). My spider is properly calibrated. I run an idle advance of 35*. I run up to 1500 for 15 seconds before every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By lr172
Looks like a doable repair. I would consider a...

Looks like a doable repair. I would consider a small backing plate where the tear is, held in with a few MSP-42 pull rivets, then straighten as best as possible with nothing sitting proud of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By lr172
G3X: splitting RS-232 Tx/Rx Functions

Does anyone know if the G3X allow you to discretely assign the Tx and Rx sides of an RS-232 port for different functions of are they assigned jointly by port? If the former, can the baud rates be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By lr172
Thanks for your input Dave!

Thanks for your input Dave!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By lr172
GDL-39 Questions

Looking for a little assistance in leveraging the GDL-39.

I intend to use a GDL-39 with my G3X setup. I am hoping to mount the 39 under the seat and direct wire into 12VDC.

Will the unit power up...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By lr172
Thanks for sharing. an interesting approach.

Thanks for sharing. an interesting approach.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By lr172
Plugs with dry black coating are typically from...

Plugs with dry black coating are typically from running excessively rich. Excess oil in combustion chamber will also result in black plugs, but they will be wet and shinny, assuming the oil issue is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By lr172
Unfortunately a leak down test is not definative...

Unfortunately a leak down test is not definative for a stuck valve. It often starts by sticking intermittantly and will close up before you can do the leak down test. The only definative test is...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By lr172
Thanks Walt. I have the GTX 23, which is 4.5#'s....

Thanks Walt. I have the GTX 23, which is 4.5#'s. I already mounted the antenna under the front seat. Maybe I will fill those holes in and re-mount the antenna in the back. There was already a...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By lr172
Thanks Carl. I am actually using the PS 12180's...

Thanks Carl. I am actually using the PS 12180's (same size as 680). They are 18 A/hrs and 12.8 #'s. So very similar to the 625.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By lr172
You need to get the pressure up from the minimum,...

You need to get the pressure up from the minimum, period. You can then take remediation steps to get the oil temps down. While there is cause and effect here, there are other ways to lower your oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By lr172
non-adjustable caps use washers and the...

non-adjustable caps use washers and the adjustable caps require only turning the external adjustment nut. If you have the former and already have more than 2-3 washers, you probably need a new...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By lr172
Walt, I am going through this decision now. ...

Walt,

I am going through this decision now. Rear mount is pretty easy, but puts 5 pounds or so aft. I have been thinking of keeping as much weight forward as possible to extend my...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By lr172
I am curious if others are applying lube to the...

I am curious if others are applying lube to the Delrin parts. I know that Delrin is a naturally low friction surface. On my 6, I did lube the rudder shaft interfaces, but have been wondering if I...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By lr172
I believe the rear seats are very similar to the...

I believe the rear seats are very similar to the other Van's RV seats. The Cleveland seats (pretty much the same as Vans) in my 6 were fine for an hour, but after two hours I was uncomfortable. Got...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By lr172
I do. Brand new. PM sent. Larry

I do. Brand new. PM sent.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By lr172
Glad i could help.

Glad i could help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By lr172
A tires age is largerly dependant upon the...

A tires age is largerly dependant upon the quality of rubber used and can range from a couple of years for cheap, chinese junk to well over 20 years. Dry rot can typically be seen.

Once inflated,...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By lr172
When I looked, that page only shows the left and...

When I looked, that page only shows the left and does not mention a cover for the right.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By lr172
I believe four of them were shipped with my kit,...

I believe four of them were shipped with my kit, but will need to double check. The ladies in the kit dept can look up the BOM to confirm.

I also wanted a wire cover for the right. They are...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-01-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By lr172
Suggest you get the 4# spring for the spider from...

Suggest you get the 4# spring for the spider from Don. It up's the fuel pressure in the injector lines a little bit at idle. The injector size sets the fuel pressure off idle, but the...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By lr172
I speculated the same, but it seems this is one...

I speculated the same, but it seems this is one of the few parts that has not been upgraded to the newer, better quality F/G parts.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By lr172
Can't help you much here, as I was in the same...

Can't help you much here, as I was in the same boat and pulled the trigger. I was itching to build another and really wanted the extra passenger and cargo capacity. After 9 months of retirement, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By lr172
I suspect you should be able to get a standard...

I suspect you should be able to get a standard fuel sender in there. The hole looks just about big enough, though you may need to enlarge it a bit. The hole pattern likely won't align though. In...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-31-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By lr172
While I have found my spouse to be a good...

While I have found my spouse to be a good co-pilot at times, I am not sure I would refer to her as "automatic." ;)
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By lr172
I followed that advice. I thought the Vans...

I followed that advice. I thought the Vans intersection fairings for my 6A were pretty poorly cast and quite rough. I just picked up my RV bits fairings from Cleveland at OSH. While I haven't seen...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,425
Posted By lr172
That matches my expectations and cruise SOP. My...

That matches my expectations and cruise SOP. My research tells me that max MPG will occur 10-20* LOP and seems to be validated in the testing on my 6A. While WOT can reduce pumping loss, it does...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,843
Posted By lr172
An interesting test and strong evidence that...

An interesting test and strong evidence that nothing oil based is going to stop rust over the long haul when exposed to the elements. However, even camgaurd doesn't suggest protection in excess of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,425
Posted By lr172
You should do some research before being...

You should do some research before being comforted by that statement. detonation has many levels of severity and many don't create "runaway CHT's" but can do a lot of damage over an extended...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,425
Posted By lr172
engine efficiency is all about air fuel ratio...

engine efficiency is all about air fuel ratio (leaving CR, valve timing and ignition timing to the side for this discussion) Peak EGT is almost directly related to stochiometric (14.7:1 AFR) as well...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,843
Posted By lr172
While the philips guy certainly has something of...

While the philips guy certainly has something of a bias, the fact is that oil manufacturers test things like cling rate in a laboratory. I feel confident that Mike does not have such testing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By lr172
I have a 320 and Catto prop, though I do have a...

I have a 320 and Catto prop, though I do have a 20# crush plate. However, most of my IFR flights are near gross with a CG less than an inch from aft CG, often 1/4". I find landings harder to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,425
Posted By lr172
This was my understanding as well. You want the...

This was my understanding as well. You want the heads as cool as possible. Water cooled engines are running comparable CHTs under 200* 180-200 is the sweet spot. Much less and you give up a bit...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By lr172
I bought a used boost pump setup and the pump was...

I bought a used boost pump setup and the pump was dead. The AFP boost pump uses a pretty common Airtex fuel pump. I was able to get one on Amazon for about $80.

If you can't resolve your issue,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-30-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By lr172
+1 The RV-6 is much more pitch sensitive than...

+1

The RV-6 is much more pitch sensitive than most certified planes. I believe that it requires a significant level of attention to stay on top of it. That said, once you become comfortable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,425
Posted By lr172
And what damage or problems do you expect might...

And what damage or problems do you expect might be caused by running at 280 vs 320 CHTs?

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,980
Posted By lr172
Someone had a bad trip home. I heard on the...

Someone had a bad trip home. I heard on the radio that someone landed on Lakeshore Drive yesterday. I know lots of folks like to do the lakeshore pass around Chicago and it seems likely it was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By lr172
I had to do this on my 540 as well. Divco...

I had to do this on my 540 as well. Divco modified my accy case for $150. It's unfortunate that Lycoming initially sold a new "rivet on" shroud to convert the accy case to accomodate the new cam. ...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By lr172
This seems like an issue with the rod. The...

This seems like an issue with the rod. The senders are pretty simple plastic devices and I don't see how they could have that much extra tension. However, if you apply an un-natural force on the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By lr172
Interested. Email sent. Larry

Interested. Email sent.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,511
Posted By lr172
about 1+ miles from Fiske, I had a twin come in...

about 1+ miles from Fiske, I had a twin come in from my rear right. He slide in directly underneath me with about a 100-200' vertical separation. The sad part was we were close enough to Fiske that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,511
Posted By lr172
The problem with most ideas like this is there is...

The problem with most ideas like this is there is no way to regulate compliance. Do you think the guy that dangerously cut in front of you would think twice about arriving without a reservation? ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By lr172
The plunger is an overflow only, not flow...

The plunger is an overflow only, not flow control. When the plunger is closed, all oil is flowing through the oil cooler. If pressure into the cooler exceeds the spring rating, the plunger opens...
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