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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
I forgot to mention I had done that first thing. ...

I forgot to mention I had done that first thing. It was 75/80.

Now that I have it running normal again it is MUCH smoother. I had allowed the roughness to become "normal" over time I guess....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
Well, I cleaned the primer (it was a little...

Well, I cleaned the primer (it was a little dirty), installed a new intake gasket, cleaned the threads in the spark plug holes and it runs like new. All temps are the same range now.


Thank you one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
Good idea!

Good idea!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Geico266
I wouldn't be concerned about "corrosion" on this...

I wouldn't be concerned about "corrosion" on this part. As long as it clamps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
An interesting find. In this set up the #5...

An interesting find. In this set up the #5 cylinder is the only one without a primer line. It has the post used for manifold pressure. Hmmmmm. Maybe the primer is leaking heating up the other 5...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Geico266
An excellent idea. Thanks! What were the results...

An excellent idea. Thanks!

What were the results of the test?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
Am I correct in thinking an intake leak would...

Am I correct in thinking an intake leak would cause cylinder temp and EGT to rise in that cylinder? :confused:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
That would be a good idea, but I need to get this...

That would be a good idea, but I need to get this baby in the air. I could set up a temporary gauge to confirm my readings, but that wont fix the issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
That would be a good test for flow, but this is...

That would be a good test for flow, but this is an 0-540.

I checked the sparks plug leads thinking one might be bad, but they both OHMed out okay. I know the plugs are good, I moved them and the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Geico266
"Cold Cylinder" 0-540

Ran into an interesting issue. Long story so I'll give you the short version.
#5 cylinder runs much cooler than the other 5. No engine monitor, just instrumentation on one cylinder. I just used...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,695
Posted By Geico266
Another data point. A 2008 factory Lycoming...

Another data point.

A 2008 factory Lycoming 0-540 needed one valve reamed after 950 hours. Had not been done since new.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,177
Posted By Geico266
Thanks for posting.

Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,683
Posted By Geico266
Sad news indeed.

Sad news indeed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,133
Posted By Geico266
Balance Master For Lycomings

I am not affiliated with this company at all. If this violates the TOS please delete, but I really think this is a product VAFers would like.

A friend saw these at Reno this year and the PIREPS...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,782
Posted By Geico266
Please don't fly Ripon to Fisk using the GPS. It...

Please don't fly Ripon to Fisk using the GPS. It is not a straight shot. You will end up not flying over the railroad tracks as required in the NOTAM. ;)
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,186
Posted By Geico266
Interesting. I got a 5f (if I remember right) oil...

Interesting. I got a 5f (if I remember right) oil temp reduction when I installed a heat shield around the muffler to shield heat from the oil cooler....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Geico266
This is the unit many of us installed on the...

This is the unit many of us installed on the early RV-12's Solid unit that works flawlessly. Fails safe to allow oil to engine all the time. A real asset to cold weather flying. I still needed to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,272
Posted By Geico266
I ended up with Speedway Motors in line filter...

I ended up with Speedway Motors in line filter that seems decent enough. 45 micron and enough surface area to satisfy me. :D

Thanks for your response and input, not many people respond any more....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-03-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,272
Posted By Geico266
Old thread I know. :o Which filtration level...

Old thread I know. :o

Which filtration level did you go with? I like that they offer a few choices. Does a 40 micron with that much surface area sound about right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,293
Posted By Geico266
Very sorry to hear that. I wish you and your...

Very sorry to hear that.

I wish you and your family peace in this trying time.
Forum: Propellers 01-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,005
Posted By Geico266
I bought a Dynavibe about 5 years ago and have...

I bought a Dynavibe about 5 years ago and have done about 20 planes. Many RV owners have told me "It is like getting a new plane" Recently, I had two planes in a row give me "weird" readings that...
Forum: California 01-06-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,778
Posted By Geico266
Just wanted to say how cool this thread is. Fly...

Just wanted to say how cool this thread is. Fly on Ladies!
Forum: Autopilots 12-31-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geico266
I reset the gyro and and everything works...

I reset the gyro and and everything works perfect!

The lateral setting of 5 seems to work better for the "wig wag" issue.

So, like always the Tru Trak works great once a few bugs are worked out....
Forum: Autopilots 12-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geico266
I raise the lateral setting up to 5 per TruTrak,...

I raise the lateral setting up to 5 per TruTrak, and will reset the gyros on the ground. They really could not explain why the altitude hold didn't work. Weather is an issue for further tests. :mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,058
Posted By Geico266
Any GPS I have used won't show negative ground...

Any GPS I have used won't show negative ground speed numbers, it thinks you did a 180, but we get the idea. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,363
Posted By Geico266
I would caution builders trimming the wheel pants...

I would caution builders trimming the wheel pants too close to the wheels. In the real world of cross wind landings the tires flex a lot. I have had to open up the gaps to prevent tires from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,048
Posted By Geico266
The aluminum extension appears to be holding a...

The aluminum extension appears to be holding a GoPro. According to the web site......

"In 2013 Catto Propellers began to develop a method to record the dynamic air flow of a propeller in flight. ...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,179
Posted By Geico266
I would think a shorted wire would have popped a...

I would think a shorted wire would have popped a breaker or fuse somewhere.

I would think the OP would have found the cause by now.
Forum: Autopilots 12-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geico266
Pretty sure I didn't move for a couple of mins.,...

Pretty sure I didn't move for a couple of mins., but I will try it again.

I am going to try resetting the internal gyros.
Forum: Autopilots 12-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geico266
Excellent question. Yes, elevation was set prior...

Excellent question. Yes, elevation was set prior to take off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,048
Posted By Geico266
That is very interesting. How much speed is...

That is very interesting.

How much speed is being gained? Inquiring minds want to know. :D
Forum: Autopilots 12-26-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geico266
TruTrak Vision Issues

"Issues" might not be the correct word, just needing some guidance. Hopefully, Lucas will read this and respond this weekend! ;)

I installed a new Vision and it works great, just needs a little...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Geico266
Allow an extra hour or so to built the nessessary...

Allow an extra hour or so to built the nessessary brackets to mount the test equipment. You will need 1" aluminum angle, about a foot long.

Happy Balancing! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,453
Posted By Geico266
Anyone else remember the Coneheads from...

Anyone else remember the Coneheads from SNL?

Very cute picture.
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,219
Posted By Geico266
Congrats John! I miss my -12. :(

Congrats John!

I miss my -12. :(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,117
Posted By Geico266
In the 15 years I have been using the...

In the 15 years I have been using the BatteryMinders I have never had to replace an Odyssey.

Also before shut down I turnoff most amp drawing avionics and allow the battery to charge with the...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By Geico266
FYI, I called Allen at Anti-Splat to order a...

FYI, I called Allen at Anti-Splat to order a separator and pump system for my -10, but he talked me into not doing anything now until they come up with a proven bypass system in case the pump cokes...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,746
Posted By Geico266
+1. Sounds like wheel imbalance after rotation.

+1.

Sounds like wheel imbalance after rotation.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,174
Posted By Geico266
The RVs at Reno were using a little nitrous. How...

The RVs at Reno were using a little nitrous. How much and how long is top secrete. :D
Forum: Propellers 12-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Geico266
If you do buy the classic they will allow you to...

If you do buy the classic they will allow you to trade up to the new one down the road also. Pretty cool deal, but I still use the classic.

I balanced a plane yesterday done by an "expert". I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Geico266
I just upgraded mine after an over voltage issue...

I just upgraded mine after an over voltage issue made the magic smoke appear and took it and the roil servo out. I upgraded the AP while I was at it. The Digiflight worked okay, but the green...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 62,900
Posted By Geico266
Absolutely! ;)

Absolutely! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By Geico266
Can you describe your system?

Can you describe your system?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By Geico266
Hartzell Prop Seal Question

I pulled the constant speed prop on my IO-540 to change the V-belt for my new Plane Power alternator. What is the service life of the o-ring that seals the end of the crank shaft? I would like to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,827
Posted By Geico266
I would repair that spot by adding a doubler and...

I would repair that spot by adding a doubler and riviting to the existing baffel. Obviously, it is not strong enough for the vibration in that area. Pulled rivets would be fine, IMHO, but ask your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,100
Posted By Geico266
Somewhere I read a 1/16" washer will raise the...

Somewhere I read a 1/16" washer will raise the aft end of the spinner 1/8". That measurement seems to be very accurate. Thanks to who ever figured that out, you saved me a ton of guess worth. Took...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By Geico266
No need if you checked it last flight. It is...

No need if you checked it last flight. It is much easier and faster to get the oil back in the oil tank when it is hot rather than cold. Fairly common practice for Rotax owners. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,210
Posted By Geico266
Something needs to be done. Hard for any RV or...

Something needs to be done. Hard for any RV or Rocket to compete against a 650hp Mustang. :cool:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,210
Posted By Geico266
Went from a 3 blade to a 2 blade Hartzell (old...

Went from a 3 blade to a 2 blade Hartzell (old style airfoil) prop. Reportedly gained 7 knots. :eek: still couldn't beat the 409 Varisleazy in the final division race.

Clipped wing RV-8? I wonder...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,904
Posted By Geico266
Rumor has it Pete Anderson is buying the first...

Rumor has it Pete Anderson is buying the first keg for the flyin. So if you want to have a beer I'm sure Pete won't mind you staying at his house.

You're welcome Pete! :D


;)

(You might want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,058
Posted By Geico266
Thanks Louise! :D

Thanks Louise! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,058
Posted By Geico266
When and where is the Vans get together at Reno?...

When and where is the Vans get together at Reno?

I'm buying! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,277
Posted By Geico266
I've sent in 15 year old LightSpeed headsets for...

I've sent in 15 year old LightSpeed headsets for repairs, old QFRs. I thought it would be weird they would quit supporting any product they sell. Light Speed rocks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,862
Posted By Geico266
+1 on the Anti-Splat Oil Separator. :D

+1 on the Anti-Splat Oil Separator. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,601
Posted By Geico266
Transponders are suppose to be turned off within...

Transponders are suppose to be turned off within 30 miles to and from OSH. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,251
Posted By Geico266
Note to Vans... Make sure the doors are removable...

Note to Vans... Make sure the doors are removable and the plane can fly with them. Please! :D


Anyone notice my signature?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By Geico266
I realize it is not the same as being there, but...

I realize it is not the same as being there, but listening to ATC and watching the web cams gets your blood going! I still cannot believe there are moon bat pilots that fly into OSH with having read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By Geico266
Interesting update, thanks for the "rest of the...

Interesting update, thanks for the "rest of the story". :D
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,137
Posted By Geico266
There was an 85 gallon tank behind the pilot in a...

There was an 85 gallon tank behind the pilot in a P-51, most have been removed to make room for a second seat.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-09-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Geico266
Hawaiian RVers stay pretty quiet. They get...

Hawaiian RVers stay pretty quiet. They get offers all the time, if you know what I mean. There are a couple of owners on Oahu if the directory, but they didn't answer my calls when I was there...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,485
Posted By Geico266
Thanks for the heads up Mike.

Thanks for the heads up Mike.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,083
Posted By Geico266
I would add stay strong for your kids. You are...

I would add stay strong for your kids. You are teaching them how to react to (and deal with) these types of life situations when they are adults. Be strong, stay strong, be there for them too.
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