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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By slngsht
good thing you're really good at short field...

good thing you're really good at short field landings :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By slngsht
you gotta follow instructions after you go to the...

you gotta follow instructions after you go to the link
Forum: Job Board 08-02-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By slngsht
bonus points for application submission method....

bonus points for application submission method. lol.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By slngsht
they were... I didn't wanna get too aggressive...

they were... I didn't wanna get too aggressive without checking for other ideas. What made it pop was I put nuts back on studs, flush with top of stud to give me a larger area, then a block of wood,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By slngsht
ideas for separating the sump

I'm trying to separate the sump on my IO-360 and it won't budge. I'm pretty sure I have removed all the nuts and bolts (20 places total). Any suggestions on how to unstick this thing?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,702
Posted By slngsht
Carl, why did you remove the dual lightspeeds? ...

Carl, why did you remove the dual lightspeeds? curious.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,702
Posted By slngsht
Failed alternator does not mean immediate...

Failed alternator does not mean immediate ignition fail.

As for motion near the pickup sensor counting as a moving part - that seems like creative accounting. The "moving part" in this case is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By slngsht
I'm in Virginia. I can sell you the head without...

I'm in Virginia. I can sell you the head without the frame. You can get the frame fabbed up from the drawing. Whatever list price is, 60% of that. I did not really use mine, so it's brand new.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-10-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By slngsht
Also the restaurant at KHGR is really really...

Also the restaurant at KHGR is really really really good.
Forum: Propellers 06-20-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By slngsht
not an RV, but my spinner on the warrior had...

not an RV, but my spinner on the warrior had major cracks developed - found at annual.
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By slngsht
My friend and fellow RV owner is the airport...

My friend and fellow RV owner is the airport manager. He gave me my first GA aircraft ride a few years ago in his RV, so I totally blame him for wiping out my savings LOL.

I've been there twice by...
Forum: Flight Testing 06-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,958
Posted By slngsht
Have you looked at Levil aviation?

Have you looked at Levil aviation?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By slngsht
Agreed. Here is another article. Looks like...

Agreed.

Here is another article. Looks like pilot was actually able to walk away from the crash, so hopefully in good...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-27-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,859
Posted By slngsht
What a great day! Thank you Jim for putting it...

What a great day! Thank you Jim for putting it together.

And Mike, nice to finally meet the guy who has helped me so much :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,859
Posted By slngsht
Jim, I'm planning to attend with my son. We were...

Jim, I'm planning to attend with my son. We were there 2 years ago - then ordered an RV kit. Told my wife we plan to go again this year. She's afraid what ideas I'll come back with this time...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By slngsht
Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By slngsht
I passed through Eglin a couple months ago and...

I passed through Eglin a couple months ago and landed at Destin for lunch. Had flight following. It was a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By slngsht
she's adorable.

she's adorable.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,816
Posted By slngsht
I didn't want to take focus of thread away from...

I didn't want to take focus of thread away from wiring, but was thinking about the smoke issue. The masks posted above seem like pretty good steps in terms of breathing, but what have people done to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-16-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By slngsht
why did they not recommend running closed loop at...

why did they not recommend running closed loop at higher loads?

Interesting observation on VE.

Were these measurements at exactly the same RPM? Technically what's the definition of 75% power? ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 62,524
Posted By slngsht
Is there a page with images on how the pickup...

Is there a page with images on how the pickup wheel is mounted to the flywheel? Images on early pages in this thread are no longer available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By slngsht
Get one of the kits... like from Brown. DRDT2...

Get one of the kits... like from Brown. DRDT2 <-- get this in the beginning. Makes life easy.

Then get the following additional (look for deals on these, you won't need right away)

Full set of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
I appreciate the info guys. In my case, the...

I appreciate the info guys. In my case, the cylinders have already been removed without pressure plate of any kind installed. Crank was turned by hand 3/4 of a turn as I moved through the firing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
I have a CNC plasma. I could've popped those out...

I have a CNC plasma. I could've popped those out in an hour but instructions I was following didn't say to torque the case back down. Oh well. I'll look into doing the bottom end too and see what...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
Scott I have already taken all 4 off and in the...

Scott I have already taken all 4 off and in the process have turned engine 3/4 turn to get each cylinder to tdc without any plates. What to do from here???
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
I have removed all 4 cylinders per lycoming...

I have removed all 4 cylinders per lycoming instructions without any kind of plates. Is this cause enough for worry? I havenít turned the engine any more than necessary. Any way to check without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
and this:...

and this: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/october/12/aircraft-maintenance-tackling-top-overhaul-decisions
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
an example of what I'm talking...

an example of what I'm talking about:
https://mooneyspace.com/topic/5525-center-main-bearing-turn-during-a-top-overhaul/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
I didn't do that at the time, but took care to...

I didn't do that at the time, but took care to protect the rods from hitting the case by placing padding between rod and case when I turned the engine according to order in the directions. I thought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,747
Posted By slngsht
Cylinder removal question

I've read several places not to rotate the crank when cylinders are taken off the engine. However, cylinder removal instructions say:

Rotate the crankshaft to place the piston of the No. 1 cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,062
Posted By slngsht
and in inverted / negative G flight.

and in inverted / negative G flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,062
Posted By slngsht
I was wondering the same, and planning on holding...

I was wondering the same, and planning on holding off mounting the reservoir until I know where it can fit under the cowl, so it is accessible with tip up open
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By slngsht
looks like your field is big enough to never have...

looks like your field is big enough to never have a crosswind. congrats!
Forum: Southeast 01-31-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By slngsht
Anyone south of Atlanta can check out a Lycoming?

Hi,
I'm looking at a used engine in Griffin GA (35 miles south of Atlanta). Wondering if anyone local and reasonably knowledgeable can check it out for me for a fee.

Please text or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,370
Posted By slngsht
I found this thread when I was searching for seat...

I found this thread when I was searching for seat color. Not what I had in mind :D
Forum: Safety 01-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,577
Posted By slngsht
Anybody thought about putting TPS on?

Anybody thought about putting TPS on?
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By slngsht
The question is, for 2 planes that are very...

The question is, for 2 planes that are very similar (6 and 7), rate per unit flying is 5x. rate per hours flown is probably even larger (assuming the average 6 has accumulated more hours than the...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By slngsht
so the question is why that happens at a higher...

so the question is why that happens at a higher percentage on the 7 vs 6. In addition to a larger number of 6s in circulation, they have probably logged more hours on average too.
Forum: Safety 01-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By slngsht
if you had ten accidents last year, your odds of...

if you had ten accidents last year, your odds of having another this year are pretty high. LOL
Forum: Safety 01-04-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By slngsht
This is where I introduce Monty Hall and derail...

This is where I introduce Monty Hall and derail this thread :D
Forum: Safety 01-04-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By slngsht
I doubt anywhere close to all 10,000 are actually...

I doubt anywhere close to all 10,000 are actually flying.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,767
Posted By slngsht
Agreed. Takes a little planning, but redirects...

Agreed. Takes a little planning, but redirects can be put in place.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,767
Posted By slngsht
for anyone who runs into this thread... new link...

for anyone who runs into this thread... new link that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By slngsht
Thank you for the clarification.

Thank you for the clarification.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By slngsht
I have zero experience with this... searching to...

I have zero experience with this... searching to learn. Could we not run a ground wire with eye connector to the thread of the antenna?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By slngsht
Take a look here and see if you...

Take a look here and see if you conform:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/Specs.htm. starting at table 1. There is a min/max range.
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By slngsht
Ran across this page, which sells it, but also...

Ran across this page, which sells it, but also gives mil spec connector part number for anyone else interested in...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By slngsht
Thanks guys. I just googled Garmin 327 Connector...

Thanks guys. I just googled Garmin 327 Connector to find one to buy, and this thread was #7 on page 1 of the results. LOL
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By slngsht
Garmin 327 Connector

I'm planning to go with 327 and uAvionix. Does anyone know if the connector in back of the 327 is a proprietary Garmin connector, or is it something like a generic DB 25 connector?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By slngsht
Thanks! That's what I needed. Didn't wanna mess...

Thanks! That's what I needed. Didn't wanna mess with that seal and mess it up. Worked great.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By slngsht
manual trim cable - stupid question

I'm trying to figure out how to pass this cable through various bulkheads.

I've taken off the control head from the cable. But to nuts at the aft end of the cable and the connector remaining in...
Forum: Safety 12-01-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By slngsht
Your engine has no mechanical fuel pump?

Your engine has no mechanical fuel pump?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,961
Posted By slngsht
Do something every night.

Do something every night.
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By slngsht
LOL programmed by someone in warm climate. if...

LOL programmed by someone in warm climate. if it's outside temp range, must be too hot
Forum: ADS-B 10-31-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By slngsht
For navigation, yes - in place of paper maps, and...

For navigation, yes - in place of paper maps, and in place of my 20+ year old gps.

Save yourself some money and look up Stratux.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,426
Posted By slngsht
Congrats! Crisp video from the cockpit, and did...

Congrats! Crisp video from the cockpit, and did you even feel touching the ground?!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By slngsht
That was awesome!

That was awesome!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,831
Posted By slngsht
sleep... the reason we have autopilot :D

sleep... the reason we have autopilot :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,195
Posted By slngsht
Congrats! Not a project for the faint of heart...

Congrats! Not a project for the faint of heart for sure. Looks fantastic.
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By slngsht
Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying it's unsafe. ...

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying it's unsafe. Just a design exercise for me. Sometimes I go down these rabbit holes :D

As for amount of load, I did operate the motor last night and the torque...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By slngsht
Scott, I agree with your points. However, if the...

Scott, I agree with your points. However, if the nut does work itself loose, the safety wire in this case is actively subject to torque from the operation of the actuator. In other safety wire...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By slngsht
This safety wire solution is giving me pause. ...

This safety wire solution is giving me pause. Dealing with same thing on my -7 build.

The wire doesn't really keep the nut locked. It does keep it from turning freely. Its other function is to...
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