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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By vic syracuse
Webinar links

I keep getting requests for the webinar links so I thought I would post them here. They are the last 3 I have done for the EAA on:

Condition Inspection on EAB...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-28-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By vic syracuse
Thanks. Will try to do some and go into more...

Thanks. Will try to do some and go into more detail on the systems separately.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-27-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By vic syracuse
PM Sent. Check your PM's

PM Sent. Check your PM's
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't think this is accurate. It is the first...

I don't think this is accurate. It is the first 1000 to join the live webinar, as that is the current limitation on the software. It's pretty standard that about 50%-60% of the people who sign up...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By vic syracuse
Upcoming CI Webinar

For those who might be interested, I will be doing an EAA Webinar on Wednesday, May 27th, at 8 PM EDT.

It will be archived so you can still have access to the materials if you miss the actual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By vic syracuse
Thanks for all the kind words! Jerry sent me the...

Thanks for all the kind words! Jerry sent me the link and I forgot to reply.

My apologies. Did you find someone or do you still need help?

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By vic syracuse
Be careful with just doing compression tests....

Be careful with just doing compression tests. Last week we did a compression test on an 8 with 592 hours on it. Compression on number 2 cylinder was 65 psi. Many will argue with you that any number...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By vic syracuse
No, you need to pull a cylinder to see the...

No, you need to pull a cylinder to see the cam.

Vic
Forum: Safety 05-05-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By vic syracuse
Uavionix tail beacon

So the first time I saw this I thought it was just an aberration. Now, we have seen a couple of more so I figured I should point it out.

For those of you installing the uavionix tail beacon please...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,185
Posted By vic syracuse
Just addressing a couple of...

Just addressing a couple of comments/questions:

I haven't seen any shrinkage on the square filters used in the snorkel inlets. I think it is due to the fact that they are installed in a position...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By vic syracuse
Correct, Walt. I was replying too fast to the...

Correct, Walt. I was replying too fast to the gent who referenced the right angle adapter. :)

Vic
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, you have to use the spacer with both the...

Yes, you have to use the spacer with both the Plane Power or the B&C.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By vic syracuse
Weinstall a lot of the B&C standby alternators....

Weinstall a lot of the B&C standby alternators. The advantage is that you can adjust the output voltage as it has an external regulator that is adjustable. The disadvantage is that you have to mount...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By vic syracuse
I see I've been quoted already, but yes the use...

I see I've been quoted already, but yes the use of metal nuts in this location should assure a tight, vibration-free conncetion.

It has been an acceptable practice to use plain nuts with lock...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By vic syracuse
Really like the B&C's. Havent seen any failures...

Really like the B&C's. Havent seen any failures of the LR3-C's. Plus, they are adjustable so you can tweak it for the optimum voltage for your battery.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By vic syracuse
I find that the airplanes I license as a DAR have...

I find that the airplanes I license as a DAR have much fewer problems with the paperwork, registration, and data plates when using the EAA kit. :)

Vic
Forum: Safety 04-05-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,166
Posted By vic syracuse
Superb Airmanship

Sure--check your watch and everything else at altitude, but when over a runway, put it on the ground and sort it out later. Extremely well done!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,266
Posted By vic syracuse
Insurance survey request

Our friends at the EAA are trying to help with all of the insurance issues in our industry. To help gather some info they have created a brief, anonymous survey in an effort to get a current picture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,332
Posted By vic syracuse
Van's kits (and all others on the FAA list) meet...

Van's kits (and all others on the FAA list) meet the 51% rule exclusive of engine, avionics, paint, for which you are allowed to farm out. :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,332
Posted By vic syracuse
Unfortunately, there is a lot of this going on,...

Unfortunately, there is a lot of this going on, and most of us on this site know where and who is doing it. The FAA has bigger fish to fry so they haven't had time to look at this or address it until...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By vic syracuse
new link

My apologies. New to Shutterfly. Here is correct link that does not require a login

https://baselegphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures#n_5

Vic
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By vic syracuse
To be clear, this wasn’t someone unloading an...

To be clear, this wasn’t someone unloading an airplane. A shop in Florida was paid to build it and had a fire during the first engine start and mentioned it to the buyer and said they thought they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes. Meant to respond to that earlier. They are...

Yes. Meant to respond to that earlier. They are supposed to be the originals. You can either ask FSDO to reissue or a DAR with the right function code.

Vic
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By vic syracuse
new pic link

Try this link

https://baselegphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures#n_5
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By vic syracuse
The airplanes we walk away from have a lot more...

The airplanes we walk away from have a lot more issues than the list I provided in the first post. The first post is more of a list of things for sellers to take care of ahead of time so they are...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't know all of the answers to this yet,...

I don't know all of the answers to this yet, Bill. The dust seems to be throughout the airplane, so things will continue to corrode over time. I was amazed at the how the cad plated bolts and screws...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By vic syracuse
Glad to hear it, Amir. I wish I could bottle your...

Glad to hear it, Amir. I wish I could bottle your attitude and spread it around!
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By vic syracuse
Don't use ABC fire extinguishers!

The only fire extinguishers that should be used around our airplanes are Halon and perhaps CO2. The ABC fire extinguishers typically found in the stores are highly corrosive.

We had an airplane come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By vic syracuse
Pre-buy hints

We were real busy this week with 5 prebuys on top of the usual maintenance and CI's. Only 2 of the 5 prebuys ended up with commenced sales, so I thought I would take the time to share a few things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,241
Posted By vic syracuse
Seeing as it’s kind of hard to understand truth...

Seeing as it’s kind of hard to understand truth from fiction regarding the Corona virus, I’ve decided to not attend SNF this year. I was scheduled to give a presentation on Condition Inspections, but...
Forum: GPS 03-11-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,342
Posted By vic syracuse
Connected to GTR 225

I installed this setup in my son's airplane and can't seem to make this function work:
Should the GNX 175 send frequencies to the Garmin 225? It looks like it should according to the manuals, but the...
Forum: GPS 03-06-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 59,298
Posted By vic syracuse
Should the GNX 175 send frequencies to the Garmin...

Should the GNX 175 send frequencies to the Garmin 225? It looks like it should according to the manuals, but the frequencies don't seem to do anything on the 175 when touched, and I don't see an...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By vic syracuse
For those of you who think it is normal, I am...

For those of you who think it is normal, I am trying to tell you that it is not normal. There is a small leak in the system somewhere, and the engine pump is sucking air through it when the electric...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By vic syracuse
If you have the original brass valve fuel...

If you have the original brass valve fuel selector, there is a nut on the shaft right underneath the handle. Use a wrench to take it off (after removing the handle). MAKE SURE YOUR TANKS AREN'T FULL....
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By vic syracuse
Your symptoms area also indicative of a slight...

Your symptoms area also indicative of a slight leak upstream of the fuel pump, usually at the fuel selector or another fitting. Put a wrench on all of them and make sure the fuel selector is tight if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By vic syracuse
I've successfully installed them behind the...

I've successfully installed them behind the bulkheads.

Vic
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By vic syracuse
Sorry, missed this one and I see someone asked...

Sorry, missed this one and I see someone asked Mel or I to weigh in.

First, an airplane is never signed off as unairworthy. It is just not signed off and a list of discrepancies is given to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,524
Posted By vic syracuse
As much as I respect you, Dan, I wouldn't really...

As much as I respect you, Dan, I wouldn't really consider one shutdown as a reliable indicator. Perhaps after 100 shutdowns?

Vic
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, we have one in the shop now and it took a...

Yes, we have one in the shop now and it took a spacer for the oil filter adapter and another spacer for the standby alternator. B&C has a link to the correct configuration for your engine. If not,...
Forum: Reviews 01-26-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,126
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, the same harness and spark plugs are used....

Yes, the same harness and spark plugs are used.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes. The holes are not exactly equally spaced, so...

Yes. The holes are not exactly equally spaced, so it only goes on one way.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By vic syracuse
Yep. Left out the extra "for warranty work."...

Yep. Left out the extra "for warranty work." Apologies. Some of it is also required if you have an SLSA and want to perform the maintenance.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By vic syracuse
Do make sure you don't have a parasitic leak from...

Do make sure you don't have a parasitic leak from the battery. I've seen a number of batteries replaced wrongly due to this.

Take off either lead on the battery and place a ammeter in between the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By vic syracuse
You have a bad ground. The oil temp sensor is...

You have a bad ground. The oil temp sensor is nothing but a resistor that changes according to temperature. We are basically measuring the voltage across the resistor to ground.

First, check your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By vic syracuse
Base Leg Aviation now an authorized Rotax Service Center

I am really pleased to announce that Base Leg Aviation is now an authorized Service and Maintenance facility for Rotax 9 series engines, having been duly trained for a week at Lockwood Aero in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,524
Posted By vic syracuse
Most of it drains right after shutdown. Those...

Most of it drains right after shutdown. Those with sniffle valves will usually see a drop or a puddle at the exit after shutdown.

Consider this—— the plans for the FAB box which is used in vertical...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,524
Posted By vic syracuse
I was short on my earlier reply on this thread as...

I was short on my earlier reply on this thread as I was really busy with something. Sorry.

I don’t mean to sound blunt but I don’t understand risking the engine and perhaps the airplane for a $100...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,524
Posted By vic syracuse
I've done inspections on those without them. Some...

I've done inspections on those without them. Some nasty stuff comes out of that drain when the plug is pulled. It's a combinations of fuel and oil that drains back through the intake tubes when the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By vic syracuse
I've always used the EZ Heat sump heaters. On the...

I've always used the EZ Heat sump heaters. On the RV-10, within 3-4 hours the oil is close to 100 degrees, and I throw an old blanket over the cowling and it then warms up the entire engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,846
Posted By vic syracuse
On most rod ends there is a hole in the threaded...

On most rod ends there is a hole in the threaded end of the bearing that goes on the shaft. The threads of the shaft should extend into the bearing so as to plug this hole. A piece of safety wire is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,846
Posted By vic syracuse
Too funny, Steve. I've not seen jamnuts come...

Too funny, Steve. I've not seen jamnuts come loose that are properly torqued. That includes some that have been on airplanes for over 50 years. :)

Glad you liked the webinar.



Vic
Forum: Propellers 12-28-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By vic syracuse
What does a “small run” mean. When first...

What does a “small run” mean. When first installing a c/s prop it will take some time to get oil into the hub, and it usually requires a pretty high rpm, depending upon the governor. If you are sure...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-28-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,773
Posted By vic syracuse
I ran a test between the EarthX and the PC925 a...

I ran a test between the EarthX and the PC925 a few years ago and posted it here and in KP. The EarthX outperformed the PC925. It was not at a cold temp, but the power remaining was amazing after...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By vic syracuse
Put a diode on both solenoids.

Put a diode on both solenoids.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,846
Posted By vic syracuse
I really wouldn’t recommend the use of Loctite on...

I really wouldn’t recommend the use of Loctite on the jamnuts. If they are tightened properly they shouldn’t come loose. As someone else mentioned, do use torque seal, now Cross check, as a visual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,210
Posted By vic syracuse
You might try balacing the prop. Breaking the...

You might try balacing the prop. Breaking the springs is one sign of a vibration problem.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, works great on Lycoming's too. As I...

Yes, works great on Lycoming's too. As I mentioned in an earlier thread, it raises the temps in the combustion chamber and helps to get rid of the lead. Also, Lycomings are a "splash lubricated"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,249
Posted By vic syracuse
Wow. Hang in there Mel.

Wow. Hang in there Mel.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By vic syracuse
Running up as you do prior to shutdown is a best...

Running up as you do prior to shutdown is a best practice, and along with the use of REM37BY plugs, is a huge contributor to why you don't have lead fouling.

You should be able to taxi with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By vic syracuse
Dead on, Phillip. It is especially noticeable if...

Dead on, Phillip. It is especially noticeable if you have both an electronic ignition and a mag on the same engine. The electronic ignition is much more efficient at burning the fuel. By now you will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By vic syracuse
The lead in the avgas doesn't really burn off...

The lead in the avgas doesn't really burn off until it reaches around 1000 degrees F. Take a look at your EGT's when you are taxiing. They are usually much lower than that. So the idea is to put as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By vic syracuse
This is a very common problem on RV's that have...

This is a very common problem on RV's that have the cooler mounted to the aft cylinder. We probably see 75% of them cracked and needing a fix.

Check out my webinar for some pistures.

Vic
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