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Forum: Propellers 07-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By rvsxer
You don't need to use a paddle to change the prop...

You don't need to use a paddle to change the prop pitch. Disconnect the governor oil line at the nose case, make an adapter, and connect shop air to it through a regulator. As you open the regulator...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By rvsxer
I bought and overhauled a first-run O-360-A1A in...

I bought and overhauled a first-run O-360-A1A in '98-'99 for my RV-6, when you could still find an O-360 core. A new O-360 from Van's was about 21K back then and I had a total of 12K in this one, and...
Forum: Midwest 07-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By rvsxer
Swift 94UL at KSGS

After a presentation by Chris D'Acosta of Swift fuels, Fleming Field (KSGS), South St. Paul, MN has decided to replace our Mogas (which was a very poor seller) with Swift 94UL. We are expected to...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,896
Posted By rvsxer
You keep talking about mitigation, but I wonder...

You keep talking about mitigation, but I wonder where you get the idea the FAA is concerned about fuel density. In the communication regarding the progress of certification there is no mention of...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,896
Posted By rvsxer
That's why capacitive systems on heavy aircraft...

That's why capacitive systems on heavy aircraft have densitometers. Kerosene-based fuels vary widely in density based on temperature. But it's only a problem if you upload multi-thousand pounds of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By rvsxer
Are these HID lights?

Are these HID lights?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By rvsxer
I've had my "science fair project" Honda...

I've had my "science fair project" Honda alternator to 16,500, no problem...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-20-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,192
Posted By rvsxer
Exactly. Here at SteinAir, we get many requests...

Exactly. Here at SteinAir, we get many requests to modify the wiring scheme from what Ross and Robert Paisley specify in their instructions, and we, as a matter of policy, don't do it. If we do, and...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By rvsxer
I'm sorry to hear that. We've put some of those...

I'm sorry to hear that. We've put some of those (customer-supplied) in panels we've built here at SteinAir. I hope they aren't having trouble, too. The new EFII System 32 system eliminates the PLX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By rvsxer
When I had my fixed-pitch Sensenich (180 hp,...

When I had my fixed-pitch Sensenich (180 hp, carb) I would enter at 145-150 kts, 3-3.5g pull, ease off over the top, then squeeze the "g" back on through the recovery. Usually recovered to level at...
Forum: Midwest 06-01-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By rvsxer
I believe Mike Wiskus teaches at the Buffalo, MN...

I believe Mike Wiskus teaches at the Buffalo, MN airport (KCFE). Try:
https://www.westmetroaviation.com/

The IAC also has a list here:
https://www.iac.org/aerobatic-flight-schools/usa/MN
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By rvsxer
David, The GMC-307 and 507 share a common...

David,

The GMC-307 and 507 share a common footprint, and they have locking lugs that cam into place and tighten against the back of the panel, so no platenuts are required. You can see how they...
Forum: Propellers 05-16-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,169
Posted By rvsxer
If you look here:...

If you look here: https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/continued_operation/ad/app_comp/
it says the subject line identifies the Type Certificate holder. That excludes our EAB aircraft as there is no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By rvsxer
This one from Dynon may work:...

This one from Dynon may work: http://dynonstore.com/#!/OAT-Probe-connects-through-EDC-D10A-or-directly-to-EMS-FlightDEK/p/52526423/category=13788237

It is their 3-wire sensor. The other OAT they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By rvsxer
David, You are going to need to run new harnesses...

David,
You are going to need to run new harnesses to the servos as the wiring is completely different. The servo mounts will work fine, and so should the pushrods. The servo mounts will probably have...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-15-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By rvsxer
For when my RV-6 is parked I have a second slot...

For when my RV-6 is parked I have a second slot for the lock that leaves the canopy open 3-4". Maybe you could drill a hole in the track and have a spring-loaded pin that you push down into the hole....
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By rvsxer
I've been there several times in the past for the...

I've been there several times in the past for the fly-ins. Nice airport indeed. My friend Art Mertes retired and moved up there, and wound up as head of the airport board until he passed away. I'm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By rvsxer
Hey Bryan, For the second ignition I would do a...

Hey Bryan,
For the second ignition I would do a Lightspeed with a flywheel crank sensor, and put a P-Mag (hopefully the 6 cylinder one will be ready) or an impulse-coupled magneto on the pad. Both...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By rvsxer
The working pressure is only about 40-60 psi. If...

The working pressure is only about 40-60 psi. If you connect shop air to the fitting on the nose case you can move the prop blades to high pitch with about 55-60 psi. The reason for the steel lines...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By rvsxer
Thanks for the replies! Should be no problem then.

Thanks for the replies! Should be no problem then.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By rvsxer
Hi Tom. Mine was an early (1959!) adapter and it...

Hi Tom. Mine was an early (1959!) adapter and it had NPT threads. All the late ones are straight threads like the fuel pump fittings. They both terminate in AN flared and I think you can change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,523
Posted By rvsxer
After having my carb heat door assy wear badly I...

After having my carb heat door assy wear badly I replaced my carb heat cable with a button-lock cable, an Aircraft Spruce A-700. When the carb heat is off, the door is now tight against the housing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By rvsxer
Use the 75167 line. As has been mentioned a...

Use the 75167 line. As has been mentioned a couple of times, the make of governor has NO bearing on which oil transfer line fits. It runs from the nose of the engine case to the adapter the governor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By rvsxer
Avstar overhauled carbs

I just installed an Avstar overhauled, Marvel Schebler MA-4-5 on my RV-6. Looks great, runs super. I kinda had my heart set on the blue "Smurf" float assy, but it sounds as if Avstar puts in their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By rvsxer
They changed that, then, which is good. The...

They changed that, then, which is good. The earlier audio panels had no photocell backlighting control available.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By rvsxer
Virtually all Garmin panel-mount units feature...

Virtually all Garmin panel-mount units feature photocell-controlled lighting that can be profiled. In practice, it works very well. One thing to remember, however. The Garmin panel-mounted audio...
Forum: Job Board 04-26-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,305
Posted By rvsxer
A friend of mine who moved from Minnesota to work...

A friend of mine who moved from Minnesota to work at Eclipse and then HondaJet has been with Honda quite a while now. His screen name is pauldan181. I've lost track of him but a PM might reach him....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,803
Posted By rvsxer
One small note: If you install or replace a part...

One small note: If you install or replace a part that has a serial number, record the make, model, and that S/N. If you don't, you will be upset when you come across a Service Bulletin or an A.D....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By rvsxer
Garmin, too, furnishes a long arm for the RV-6...

Garmin, too, furnishes a long arm for the RV-6 roll servo, which was mounted under the pilot's (or copilot's) seat.
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By rvsxer
Contact Sensenich, (717) 569-0435. Unless...

Contact Sensenich, (717) 569-0435. Unless something has changed, they will repitch it for free plus shipping. 83" was recommended early on but proved to be not enough for most folks and that's why...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,676
Posted By rvsxer
This used to be referred to as a "spin out the...

This used to be referred to as a "spin out the bottom". A slipping turn will produce a "spin off the top" where the airplane rolls upright, and keeps going into a spin if the stall isn't promptly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By rvsxer
Ah, Super Koropon. We used it at Northwest...

Ah, Super Koropon. We used it at Northwest Airlines (gone, look it up...) by the gallon. Simple 1:1 mix, ready for spray. Stays put and tough as nails.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By rvsxer
I still have the old style, non-swiveling...

I still have the old style, non-swiveling tailwheel(!). Tight chains limit rudder travel, even with springs, due to the geometry of the two control horns. I'd rather have the rudder so my chains are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By rvsxer
I second the motion...

I second the motion...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By rvsxer
Easy. The discretes are active low (ground). You...

Easy. The discretes are active low (ground). You supply power to each light and wire the other side (ground if it's an LED) to the discrete out. The GEA provides a ground to turn on the light. So you...
Forum: Autopilots 04-12-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By rvsxer
If you can get the correct torque and install the...

If you can get the correct torque and install the cotter pin, fine. If you can't, use a self-locking (nylock or all metal) nut. Rod end ball joints must have the ball captured so the ball rotates in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By rvsxer
Builder's Risk policies have been around since...

Builder's Risk policies have been around since the mid 90's. I had one on my RV-6 back then. It's cheap and worth it. Unless it has changed, it even covered labor supported by a builder log. Check...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By rvsxer
Standard wire-wound alternators are shut down...

Standard wire-wound alternators are shut down during an overvoltage event by shorting the excitation input, popping the field CB, and removing the excitation. PM alternators typically have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By rvsxer
That line is always tight going through there....

That line is always tight going through there. 1/2" should be plenty. Just check it for any signs of chafing after it's run a bit. That's what I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By rvsxer
As far as the AK-450 (only) this AD requires the...

As far as the AK-450 (only) this AD requires the tests that we should be doing anyway during the condition inspection, nothing more. The batteries are off-the-shelf alkaline D-cells. The expiration...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By rvsxer
Before you start, you have to meter fuel from a...

Before you start, you have to meter fuel from a pump into each container and mark them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By rvsxer
The way I check unusable fuel is to drain and...

The way I check unusable fuel is to drain and sump the tank (or do this the first time any fuel is put in the tank), level the plane, pour in a measured 5 gallons and pump it back out, through the...
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By rvsxer
Here is a good explanation of how CherryMax...

Here is a good explanation of how CherryMax Rivets work, and what happens when one is properly set. http://www.cherryaerospace.com/docs/catalogs/CA-1011.pdf
Before the CherryMax blind rivet was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By rvsxer
On my RV-6, carbureted, I turn on my Facet pump...

On my RV-6, carbureted, I turn on my Facet pump for about 5 seconds before cranking the engine. If I have the alternator field turned on when I shut off the pump the field CB will sometimes pop, even...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rvsxer
If the engine is certificated, the FAA Type...

If the engine is certificated, the FAA Type Certificate Data Sheets will have most of the information you need here:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By rvsxer
Notice what is being said here: The LED power...

Notice what is being said here: The LED power comes from the bus through a circuit protection device to the "+" side of the LED's. The "-" side is connected to the GAD-27 PWM inputs. It's opposite of...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By rvsxer
Slick claims a service life of 10 years or 1000...

Slick claims a service life of 10 years or 1000 hours for their ignition harnesses. If it's been in service much more than that I would change it. I just changed mine after 17 years and 1400 hours...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,961
Posted By rvsxer
An increasing number of our customers here at...

An increasing number of our customers here at SteinAir are opting to include SDS or EFII systems into their projects. When I design a panel, I need to make certain all the correct switches and...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By rvsxer
Hey Bill, I wonder how many listers know who your...

Hey Bill, I wonder how many listers know who your avatar is...I do, and I used to watch that show as a kid.
Forum: Rocket 11-06-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By rvsxer
There has been a lot of discussion about jacking...

There has been a lot of discussion about jacking the various RV models, try a few search strings involving "jacking" or "jack points". I just looked the other day and there is a lot of good info.
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By rvsxer
The current Swift offering is petroleum-based but...

The current Swift offering is petroleum-based but the original Swift fuel was biomass based (sweet sorghum as I remember), and when tested to the same standards as the existing 100LL, it met or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By rvsxer
There are sometimes wrenching flats on the cooler...

There are sometimes wrenching flats on the cooler so you can use two wrenches against each other. Pacific Oil Cooler specifically mentions that in their instructions.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By rvsxer
We at SteinAir are an FAR Part 145 Repair Station...

We at SteinAir are an FAR Part 145 Repair Station for transponder and pitot/static testing. The transponder and encoder testing for VFR and IFR are the same. For VFR, only the transponder and encoder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,087
Posted By rvsxer
This is the way to go, when you need to remove...

This is the way to go, when you need to remove the gear leg(s) or the engine mount (if the gear is a part of it). When I had my engine mount off recently I jacked the plane with wing jacks, inserted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,352
Posted By rvsxer
That's kind of a show-stopper...

That's kind of a show-stopper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By rvsxer
Do it right. Get the Becker kit, or a suitable...

Do it right. Get the Becker kit, or a suitable slide-lock backshell.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,787
Posted By rvsxer
The tube on the right is a "Semkit", and the...

The tube on the right is a "Semkit", and the applicator guns are Semco, available, among other places, here:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By rvsxer
Nope, this is a new AD, and it affects the 121.5...

Nope, this is a new AD, and it affects the 121.5 mhz AK-450 as well. Check it out here:...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By rvsxer
Tom, Here is how I did it: Before my tanks had...

Tom,
Here is how I did it:
Before my tanks had ever had any fuel in them, I leveled the airplane and put a measured 5 gallons in each tank. I then disconnected the fuel line at the carb and used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By rvsxer
Transport is not going to change. The quantity of...

Transport is not going to change. The quantity of fuel is so small it is not worth the losses of pipelining. This is right from our refinery rep at Flint Hills Refinery here in Minnesota, a leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By rvsxer
Here is what Lycoming says about fuels (at least...

Here is what Lycoming says about fuels (at least for now): https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1070V%20Specified%20Fuels_0.pdf
It looks like most of the standard-compression engines that...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By rvsxer
What? I built a whole RV-6 and never found that...

What? I built a whole RV-6 and never found that out.
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