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Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By rzbill
Careful with the Horror Fright caliper selection....

Careful with the Horror Fright caliper selection. At least one of the models only measures to +/- 0.010" which is a useless piece of **** instead of a unit that properly measures to 0.001".
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By rzbill
Added link to my earlier post. This entry is to...

Added link to my earlier post. This entry is to bump thread to the top.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By rzbill
If you search for Dan Hortons post here about...

If you search for Dan Hortons post here about cowl work, you will see there is a couple of days of work that can be done prior to engine arrival.

The work is basically matching the two halves by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By rzbill
It's definitely not Type III if that is what you...

It's definitely not Type III if that is what you are wondering.

You can't get the pretty colors with type III (always dark gray, black, dark green) plus there is no need for the high surface...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,457
Posted By rzbill
Better machine shop that has a #3 B&S taper ream...

Better machine shop that has a #3 B&S taper ream of its own perhaps?

Alternatively, the link below goes to Walt's post with a drawing I made to give to a machine shop for EDM wire cutting the taper....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,092
Posted By rzbill
8" completely satisfactory for me as elect flight...

8" completely satisfactory for me as elect flight bag. But I do have 2 EFIS screens in the panel that aid the awareness thing. Flight use is map enroute as backup that is rarely referenced even...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,092
Posted By rzbill
Well... It's nice to know others are having good...

Well... It's nice to know others are having good luck with the S2. It reinforces the choice.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,092
Posted By rzbill
+ many for Avare. I started using it at its...

+ many for Avare. I started using it at its inception. Have it on a Samsung 8" S2 which is the second tablet so you can imagine it's been a while. Early on, the software was changing FAST and it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-13-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By rzbill
And don't forget, the gas is really cheap too. ...

And don't forget, the gas is really cheap too. :eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,834
Posted By rzbill
This post is to emphasize an aspect of motor...

This post is to emphasize an aspect of motor cleaning that has been mentioned but possibly has receded from notice vs the grease issue.

After 800 ish hrs, my flap motor stopped a couple of times. ...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-01-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By rzbill
Fair enough. I see the reason for inquiring....

Fair enough. I see the reason for inquiring. Thanks.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-01-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By rzbill
Why would you expect GRTs electronic pressure...

Why would you expect GRTs electronic pressure differential sensor to be less accurate than other measurement means such as a mechanical ASI? Yes there could be error at low speed but as noted that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By rzbill
There is no high usage of floating #6 nutplates...

There is no high usage of floating #6 nutplates in a standard build. Even if there was, they would be in the kit. You may use some in the panel since #6 is common in that area. Since that area is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,952
Posted By rzbill
BILL, John (snopercod) bought you lunch at GMU...

BILL,
John (snopercod) bought you lunch at GMU recently didn't he.... :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By rzbill
There are bulkhead hole positions specified on...

There are bulkhead hole positions specified on the plans for manual trim cable going through the tunnel. Use them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By rzbill
Looks like I will again be the contrarian and say...

Looks like I will again be the contrarian and say they were not hard to install in the right place, I still use them and have no intention to stop. You do need the truckers valve extension when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,839
Posted By rzbill
Boelube is Cetyl Alcohol. The chemical name for...

Boelube is Cetyl Alcohol. The chemical name for .....wait for it.....whale oil. :)
A fact I find quite funny.

Wax might be the closest useful chemical in the same family of carbon backbone...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By rzbill
Admittedly, beliefs are opinions and each person...

Admittedly, beliefs are opinions and each person is welcome to their own. A review of accident statistics show accidental flight into IMC in the US as a very small contributor to overall accidents. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,975
Posted By rzbill
Trials by Moderna started today. Google it. But...

Trials by Moderna started today. Google it. But to your point, it's still a long way away. Both points in this thread are correct. Vaccine in test but a long way to wide availability.
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,178
Posted By rzbill
Nice study. Completely reliable results.

Nice study. Completely reliable results.
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By rzbill
From the...

From the master:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=537893&postcount=4
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rzbill
As was said previously: Alt Air by pilot left...

As was said previously:
Alt Air by pilot left knee.
Heater in front of passenger.

Other things related to the engine control subpanel:
You have the subpanel mounted flush, not recessed per plans....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By rzbill
Connect the 2 elevators together at the belcranks...

Connect the 2 elevators together at the belcranks and let us know how the two different non-parallel axis work for you. The gap you are concerned with is way down the list of importance vs free and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By rzbill
If I had time to `get there early` to turn on a...

If I had time to `get there early` to turn on a heater, I would not need a sump heater in the first place. The sun would be out and the temps usually above freezing by then.

When I get home Friday,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By rzbill
Starting from scratch involves a lot more than a...

Starting from scratch involves a lot more than a one step process. You may already know that but it is more than just time watching a spinning buff. Grit selection is very important to success. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By rzbill
5052 is much stiffer than 3003. I used 5052 in...

5052 is much stiffer than 3003. I used 5052 in some places. It has been long enough ago that I don't remember if I used it everywhere or not. 5052 bends are by tool only. 3003 can be done by hand...
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,205
Posted By rzbill
Therein lies the reason my ADS-B was installed...

Therein lies the reason my ADS-B was installed with no individual power switch. It's fused to the avionics bus.
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,601
Posted By rzbill
The grease changes coefficient of friction. ...

The grease changes coefficient of friction. Breakout will go down if initially installed dry even if spring force remains constant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,643
Posted By rzbill
I flew my homeward commute on Friday afternoon in...

I flew my homeward commute on Friday afternoon in the Carolina ugliness that Catmandu mentioned in his post.

Preflight was interesting in the high wind. I had to think about which tiedown to leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By rzbill
Don't give up yet. Depends on how bad you want a...

Don't give up yet. Depends on how bad you want a nutplate there.

You have two flush rivet locations available already. Drill them out. Make a thin plate with holes for those two rivet locations. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By rzbill
You will not fall out of the air by leaning at a...

You will not fall out of the air by leaning at a power level 1% over someone's rule of thumb power level.
Engines differ in design and a single rule of thumb does not cover all engines correctly.
A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By rzbill
On one occasion in the 80s I stayed 'till the...

On one occasion in the 80s I stayed 'till the end. I'll never do it again. The reason is completely irrational but it is what it is. By leaving before the party is over, it is possible...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By rzbill
+1. Especially when using the NAS 1097(?)...

+1.



Especially when using the NAS 1097(?) oops rivets. The 3/32 body dia ones with the "1/16" rivet heads. If memory serves it was 2 or 3 turns with the tool to get the correct depth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,571
Posted By rzbill
Going to go plug it in tomorrow. It's supposed...

Going to go plug it in tomorrow. It's supposed to be mighty cold for the commute Monday AM.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By rzbill
Like Bob said, I'd use best practices for the...

Like Bob said, I'd use best practices for the tanks (meaning fresh can) and then keep the leftovers in the freezer for non-critical applications down the road such as the cabin air NACA inlets. I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,793
Posted By rzbill
The heater vent valve is open to the engine bay...

The heater vent valve is open to the engine bay area because of its design. The concept is to always allow airflow through the heat muff to prevent burning up the exhaust pipe. That air dumps into...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-02-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By rzbill
No. I am about 1400 ft higher in Asheville than...

No.

I am about 1400 ft higher in Asheville than the OP so my MPs are down but the fuel flow is still a lot higher than shown and my EGTs are in the 1200s.
In regards to EGT probe position, I think...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,369
Posted By rzbill
Every house I have occupied since 1985 has had...

Every house I have occupied since 1985 has had "the space". I never knew when a build would occur but I was pretty sure it would sometime. Most of the time these have been raised ranch format with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By rzbill
I can't say that synthetic vision is all that...

I can't say that synthetic vision is all that important for IFR. The instances where I have looked at it in detail were all VFR night flights while returning home to the mountains and flying lower...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By rzbill
It was the mantra during my standard build, along...

It was the mantra during my standard build, along with other metal that mysteriously went missing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By rzbill
I think a temporarily fouled spark plug could do...

I think a temporarily fouled spark plug could do similar. Might clean them or at a minimum swap top to bottom.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By rzbill
This is highly subjective. Answers are as...

This is highly subjective. Answers are as different as one can imagine but basically the ideal system gives you the information needed to accomplish the flight.



For me, zero. I keep georeferenced...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,601
Posted By rzbill
This is right on. I posted about this issue some...

This is right on. I posted about this issue some years ago but I imagine the pictures are gone with the demise of my photo host. It's not the only issue. The weldment that is the fork travel stop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By rzbill
+2 Fumoto.

+2 Fumoto.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By rzbill
I have a horizontal intake 360 and the Vetterman...

I have a horizontal intake 360 and the Vetterman exhaust without muffler because the muffler system was not offered at the time. Stock design includes a single muff on cylinder 1. It is anemic.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,893
Posted By rzbill
Well..... I posted about going to KGMU for lunch...

Well..... I posted about going to KGMU for lunch with my bride a few weeks ago. I omitted the return to KAVL which included a full power decending final approach that was tickling red line in order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,850
Posted By rzbill
Great. For zero dollars I can make a stock bug do...

Great. For zero dollars I can make a stock bug do 0-60 in 2.73 seconds by pitching it off a cliff.

Automotive experience does not automatically translate to aviation. Specifically, the systems used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,626
Posted By rzbill
RUQ perhaps? Darn spell check, right?

RUQ perhaps? Darn spell check, right?
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,145
Posted By rzbill
It will pass. Simply because you will do...

It will pass. Simply because you will do something about the problem. You need the right tools in the right place. For most folks it probably means buying some duplicates.

The tools I have in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,473
Posted By rzbill
Diane and I went for lunch to GMU as mentioned...

Diane and I went for lunch to GMU as mentioned elsewhere.
The thing I wanted to note was I topped off the tire air when we returned. Sounds mundane. But..... I asked Di to help me get the tires...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-09-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By rzbill
Sorry the pic is way too fuzzy to share. Diane...

Sorry the pic is way too fuzzy to share. Diane and I went to GMU for lunch today. Had not visited in a long time.

We ordered and while sitting down Diane noticed the pictures laminated to the table...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-05-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By rzbill
Nothing is wrong with your build. It is a well...

Nothing is wrong with your build. It is a well documented fact here on VAF that the rudder stop drawings are wrong. Build a set to fit.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By rzbill
Thanks, I did not get to that thread. There were...

Thanks,
I did not get to that thread. There were many many threads to go through and once Usher was identified, that was enough.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By rzbill
So... It looks like I am starting down this road...

So... It looks like I am starting down this road also at 820 ish hrs.

20 hrs ago the flap motor quit. Started working again before I had it fully apart. I took the lazy out and reinstalled. Smack...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,837
Posted By rzbill
There is nothing in these to keep them from being...

There is nothing in these to keep them from being used IFR. I do not agree with the commenters that think these are not capable. They are, as evidenced by me and others.
Can they fail? Yes. But that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,583
Posted By rzbill
Friction. The same thing that keeps the AN...

Friction. The same thing that keeps the AN bulkhead fitting from backing out of its standard nut configuration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By rzbill
I purchased Grove because it was magnesium and...

I purchased Grove because it was magnesium and had a spacer for the taper bearings. Good to go for 850 hrs so far.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,226
Posted By rzbill
The "R" in the part number tells you that the...

The "R" in the part number tells you that the plug has a built in 5k resistor. If you dont want that, get B8ES spark plugs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By rzbill
I had similar (but different) thoughts while...

I had similar (but different) thoughts while sitting in an A10 cockpit. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,868
Posted By rzbill
Agreed, stay away from the A400. In my case, I...

Agreed, stay away from the A400. In my case, I found the plastic cap/actuator would pop off while the unit was nested in the cradle. Just what you want in an emergency. A can of Halon with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,121
Posted By rzbill
There was an old Lycoming document floating...

There was an old Lycoming document floating around that gave guidance for calculating power via fuel flow once a couple of points were known. In that doc, it talked about power drop of 3% from best...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By rzbill
I emailed the webmaster per the link that was...

I emailed the webmaster per the link that was there 1 or 2 days after disappearance.
The answer indicated the database was down and they were working on it.
I thanked them for the quick response and...
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