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Forum: RV-4 Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By EXflyer
Over torque would not cause this damage as there...

Over torque would not cause this damage as there should be nothing crushing when doing so. A bolt could fail due to that this was cased by one of two things, rod end bearing frozen causing it not to...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,200
Posted By EXflyer
Master Relay

I was an aircraft mechanic for several years before going into auto/truck repair. That short cable to ever what one uses as a disconnect can cause problems. The shorter the better would be my rule...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By EXflyer
House build

If you are building inside your house might want to keep it off of the net along with letting anyone know about it. A friend years back somehow caught the eye of a local newspaper who published the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By EXflyer
Highway in pix

Oh way back on my motorcycle saw that highway that never turned as far as one could see, temp 100 plus.
Nice find like the area topo that one cannot see from the ground.
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,411
Posted By EXflyer
Going to A&E school way back we had to torque the...

Going to A&E school way back we had to torque the main rod connecting bolt on a radial engine, 2800?, it required you use a mic to check it with in other words length. Side note, many truck drivers...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-20-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By EXflyer
Fans

And with all of the thinking going into this I see nothing about what kind of electric motors are being used on the fans. They should be explosion proof motors or all of the other bs could be just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,905
Posted By EXflyer
Drilling things

I doubt if you know better than those who designed the carb to randomly drill out things. They did that for a reason. Also on your engine way back when no one ran much more than oil temp, oil...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,135
Posted By EXflyer
Head set

Years back was flying several different light planes, Cessna, Grumman and such. Bought two sets of Telex head sets the good ones, they worked great didn't worry about noise or the problems with David...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 535,596
Posted By EXflyer
Checker Boards

Oh how I remember doing those on a Cessna 170B jump plane, a set on each wing about four foot across wrapped around it, vertical completed. Took 16 hours to do and then paint. Enough to drive one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,847
Posted By EXflyer
Slide

Might just take a piece of nylon sheet on the bottom inside of it as that's where most of the force is against the vertical piece.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,847
Posted By EXflyer
Nice work

Well this is a fun thread to watch nice work as usual with a little fun while doing it. Thought this would happen, who can come up with something new or different wood..........or?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By EXflyer
Why not swap injectors as its showing too rich...

Why not swap injectors as its showing too rich checking valve lift takes more time to do. Also it would not change anything over time while flying as its a constant not a variable.

Just a thought.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-13-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,471
Posted By EXflyer
Bend Raidus

Just looking at the bend radius looks a little tight, don't have my old books but thought it was 3 times the thickness of the metal. Also edge of the metal looks rough which can cause a crack at the...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By EXflyer
Have seen this problem quite often on here with...

Have seen this problem quite often on here with Photobucket, tried on my end to figure it out. Best I found was pay some money for the photos.
Not much of a puter whiz just poke and hope grew up in...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,370
Posted By EXflyer
Also leave the cowl off, place white paper towels...

Also leave the cowl off, place white paper towels under the AC will help locate where its coming from same for oil leaks. Leaving the cowl on can cause problems as coolant will run off of it in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,650
Posted By EXflyer
Ok show offs, now a question, why build a metal...

Ok show offs, now a question, why build a metal one it just looks, well like nothing and works no better than the wood ones.

I want to see the next step those of you who built them take in...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,461
Posted By EXflyer
I have never really thought about it but do see...

I have never really thought about it but do see your point about sealing things. Doesn't the radon level have to be done when reselling a home? Not in the loop on that but another thing is my new...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By EXflyer
Smile Ok all thanks very much for your input had to ask...

Ok all thanks very much for your input had to ask as used to also paint light AC for a living at one time. Used lots of paint stripper and plastic scrapers was so much fun it burns any exposed skin...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By EXflyer
Wrapping an aircraft

Have a question that I posted but got no replies about on the RV7 forum.
Have been around, worked on and inspected aircraft years back that were both painted and unpainted how can you inspect them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By EXflyer
Vinyl Wrap

Ok here goes, was and aircraft mechanic way back also started an RV3 build have been around AC for years.
Have a question about this being done on aircraft, how do you inspect them for cracks,...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By EXflyer
I cannot think of where mine came from, too many...

I cannot think of where mine came from, too many years back, but they were heat treated and noted as so. Think they were aftermarket back then there were several selling different parts for the 3...
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By EXflyer
Been a few years but when I did mine they were...

Been a few years but when I did mine they were just the taper bolts called out no part number used back then. I still have the reamer use for them it was quite a challenge as when the hole is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,600
Posted By EXflyer
Years back in a tail dragger forced the tail up a...

Years back in a tail dragger forced the tail up a little too soon, crosswind, not much took over and almost found a row of trees after lifting off a little too soon resulted..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,327
Posted By EXflyer
Looking at the oil track would say its from...

Looking at the oil track would say its from behind the lifting ring. Always hated tracing an oil leak after someone cleaned the engine off. Always likened it to tracking an animal after a rain storm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,030
Posted By EXflyer
The bolt should never have been replated as then...

The bolt should never have been replated as then they are not spec bolts that were in the engine. If one was worried about the plating new bolts are not that expensive in the long run if one fails...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By EXflyer
Should be the cotter pin is called for along with...

Should be the cotter pin is called for along with the proper nut. The comment was about the existing nut by the way. Didn't mean to get anyones dander up. Boyd ps roll my eyes ho hum
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By EXflyer
Looks more like it was never tightened or had...

Looks more like it was never tightened or had been and did not lock due to too much use as per regs on nylon lock nuts. The gap is wrong due to one or those two items.
Also due to the way its...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By EXflyer
As its shown unless otherwise specified as my...

As its shown unless otherwise specified as my grey matter says if the object the nut and head of bolt does not rotate you don't have to put a castle nut with cotter key on. If the item that is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 37,847
Posted By EXflyer
Is the valve bent or stuck in the guide? If stuck...

Is the valve bent or stuck in the guide? If stuck then the problem is guide to valve clearance. Unless the lifter stuck in the case do not see how it would affect anything. Its there to maintain...
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,930
Posted By EXflyer
The going black part makes the steam gauges...

The going black part makes the steam gauges valuable as they do not rely on batteries or an alternator. Been flying on and off since 1963 on steam gauges, many times with the basic, needle ball and...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,926
Posted By EXflyer
This problem is no different than putting...

This problem is no different than putting different gear boxes in Cessna AC like the 182 180 and such due to there use not intended in the original AC.
They were added by those who needed them for...
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By EXflyer
Would not use any abrasive on pins or bore, quite...

Would not use any abrasive on pins or bore, quite often they are coated and any removal of it will cause corrosion. I would clean them only all gunk should come off easily. and the bore do the same....
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,697
Posted By EXflyer
Wonder why it was only one piston as there...

Wonder why it was only one piston as there usually is damage to the others also but to a lesser degree as the hottest cylinder would have the most damage.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,697
Posted By EXflyer
Usually its the type of seals used and gas will...

Usually its the type of seals used and gas will cause them to swell and fail.
Used to work on diesel and gas engines have found out along with hydraulic seals the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By EXflyer
Mag drop being the same for both would not show a...

Mag drop being the same for both would not show a bad plug only if it was different. I would say that your ignition is ok and also don't think that the carb butterfly wont cause any problems either...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By EXflyer
A rivet should be stet with as few as possible...

A rivet should be stet with as few as possible blows from the gun. If not it will work harden to the point it will fail and pop the head off. That was a fellows problem on here a few months back. He...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,619
Posted By EXflyer
Would think that a carrier other than FedEx, UPS...

Would think that a carrier other than FedEx, UPS or DHL would be better like one that does freight not packages.
As for DHL that is the worst outfit of them all, bought something on line, went from...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By EXflyer
I always use Hanson taps and dies along with...

I always use Hanson taps and dies along with there drill bits. When I was building my RV3 I ordered the bits in by the package, mostly short length as there was less deflection. Larger ones just...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By EXflyer
Why have them put the case and internal parts...

Why have them put the case and internal parts together only? Are you going to have the cylinders checked and honed along with new rings and possibly new pistons if needed? Just wondering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,445
Posted By EXflyer
Heck when I was building my RV3 some parts were,...

Heck when I was building my RV3 some parts were, well, basic starting points. The long rivets in the wing spar were things to loose sleep over trying to drive them before all of the neat tools showed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,541
Posted By EXflyer
Looks like the bolt id may have been what changed...

Looks like the bolt id may have been what changed also see two what looks like scars running around the diameter of the bolt. Have seen bolts being the one which sacrificed rather that what it was...
Forum: RV-4 11-12-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By EXflyer
That from experience is the best way to do it....

That from experience is the best way to do it. How do I know? Well a good friend and long time pilot who should have know what was good or bad being an owner of several different aircraft over the...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,040
Posted By EXflyer
Yes was a builder long ago saw the RV5 sitting in...

Yes was a builder long ago saw the RV5 sitting in the weeds there that had half a VW for power and was a pop rivet experiment I was told. Flew into his new place by the highway a few times to pick up...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,040
Posted By EXflyer
Now if I did this right here goes my first post....

Now if I did this right here goes my first post. And yes I started an RV3 kit bought from behind Vans house before the RV4 was done.

When I worked on light AC we always used Stoddard solvent on...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,882
Posted By EXflyer
Adhesives

Well this is the first post after several years watching.
I was involved years back with a company called Robertson STOL we used
bonded leading edge cuffs on the Piper series AC only across the...
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