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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By BruceMe
If I pull the jug, can I get a number to confirm?...

If I pull the jug, can I get a number to confirm? Just not feeling this one.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By BruceMe
btw... this is a wide-deck cylinder, high...

btw... this is a wide-deck cylinder, high compression, parallel valve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By BruceMe
Cylinder Identification

I need to confirm the cylinder I got after a field overhaul is appropriate for my O-320-B2C (160hp) I'm looking to make sure it's an 8.5:1 cylinder.

So you get the fore/aft, it's number 3 cylinder...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By BruceMe
WTB: P-Mag

I'd like to switch to pmag. Willing to swap for slick impulse mag. Willing to pay 80% retail for good condition.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By BruceMe
It's just a stainless tube right? so I can...

It's just a stainless tube right? so I can fabricate one in aluminum, send it to a tubing shop to get stainless and get one for like... $20 right?

Thanks,
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By BruceMe
CS Conversion hardware

I'm converting my O-320-C2B to constant speed and I need the special front fitting and oil line. Where can I source these?

Thanks,
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By BruceMe
Hybrid Corvair

I'm going to put a 40kw motor on the back of my Corvair powered RV-4. It will have folding wings and hub motors wheels to make it "roadable".

Check out the larger project here......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By BruceMe
Beautiful, thank you

Beautiful, thank you
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By BruceMe
What was the net-net damage?

What was the net-net damage?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By BruceMe
Oh that kills this thread... thanks

Oh that kills this thread... thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By BruceMe
G3X Touch partial panel upgrade

I have dual GDU 370's right now. I'm thinking of upgrade to touch because I really like the intuitive touch experience. I can justify $2-ish-thousand to upgrade just one GDU 470, but I have a hard...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By BruceMe
Shorter oil tube and level checker

Does anyone have the part numbers or information on making converting a shorter dip-stick and oil filler tube on an O-320?

Thanks,
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
Thanks Smokey I'm looking for something...

Thanks Smokey

I'm looking for something different in the next project. I've been throwing around a lot of ideas. But this one will be unique.

I spent the morning putting down my ideas for this...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-22-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
Pictures Bill sent

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HGYxIQYEH5uqvMQn4hzF8MThuKT5vCB8LKY8ZtVhpl-OWNhCSiqdjeb9RpmbTdtDILoEFTVkaLsoM3RI084lPwi8RrC2qUF7Lepj6NC_9b-x_cB3ZAYwD40WBVnAYHHbNhKc8ZwyRDdxI59p7YPqtjEZ6mPM6KVxbwnpgE...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-22-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,875
Posted By BruceMe
Pictures Robin sent

This is the prop...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
Bill and I had a long talk today it was great,...

Bill and I had a long talk today it was great, thanks bill;

What I can tell you is that a corvair can definitely work on an rv-3. His mount is interesting and pretty heavy and mounting it as far...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-20-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,875
Posted By BruceMe
I hope Robin responds personally, but I've had a...

I hope Robin responds personally, but I've had a pretty extensive exchange with Robin. He's an expert machinist and his project was a much about seeing if he could build a prop extension as anything...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By BruceMe
RV-6A part number

I'm converting an RV-6 to a 6A, does anyone have the WD-6xx part number for the main gear attachment?

Thanks,

-Bruce
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By BruceMe
Talking The forum requires a minimum post so... yup,...

The forum requires a minimum post so...

yup, agreed
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-18-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
W&B Calc...

I plugged the numbers raw, no futzing and my hunches where validated.

Here's a W&B I could find handily for an O-320-E2D (lightest 320)...

Weight (lbs) Arm (ins) Moment (lbs....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
Thumbs up Thanks George, I met William at OSH17 and went...

Thanks George,

I met William at OSH17 and went to one of his forums. I probably will skip the college, but I will follow his path and I'll definately get a Weisseman 5th bearing. I will also go...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
What time of year? If I fly in on a Lycoming...

What time of year? If I fly in on a Lycoming IO-320 RV-4 will I be thrown into the creek? :D

-Bruce
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,875
Posted By BruceMe
There's a lot of different kinds of smarts... I...

There's a lot of different kinds of smarts... I respect that kind most.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-31-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
I only listen to biased opinions. I'm actually...

I only listen to biased opinions.

I'm actually considering going totally stock 2700 (mostly cause that's what I have) and for strength when I put a turbo on it. As you get bigger and bigger, the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
Thanks Smokey

Smokey,

I plan to use PSA/Panther's 5th bearing, I met him at OSH17 and I also talked with William at length too. William doesn't know of any RVs that are Corvair powered yet, other than a guy...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-28-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By BruceMe
CoRV-4

I've got a line in a project rv-4 for 1500 and I just bought a half converted corvair engine for 600. I'm going to build it single place and dirt simple. W&B should work out perfectly with nobody...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By BruceMe
Question Cold air sump

I'm overhauling my IO-320 and I'm replacing my cowl with a James Cowl. I have the opportunity to swap out the sump for cold induction and front facing. There are several to chose from. I'd like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By BruceMe
Cool Stick controls

Put AP and back channel swap. That's all you need. Also if you aren't familiar, learn course steering (hold down AP), it's nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By BruceMe
Roadable RV? Seeking comment on Van's closing comment

As a guest host on "The green dot", Sept 6th 2017 episode (http://inspire.eaa.org/2017/09/06/eaas-the-green-dot-richard-vangrunsven/) starting at 28:18, they asked him what's next and Van cryptically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,555
Posted By BruceMe
Vans on podcasts

I just finished listening to a couple aviation podcasts with Van as the guest host. In the EAA Green Dot podcast - Sept 6, 2017...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By BruceMe
RV CFI LODA application assistance

If anyone is or knows a CFI that received the LODA for their RV, I'd like to know what your application had in it and if I can re-use any of it.

Thanks!

-Bruce
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By BruceMe
Thumbs up That's what I needed!

That's what I needed!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By BruceMe
FI tuning

I converted my O-320-C2B to FI using a Bendix RSA-5 Servo and mechanical injectors. I suspect the RSA-5 came off an IO-360 as it's slobbery rich at full and requires most of the travel to lean and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,337
Posted By BruceMe
Dumb question

What are you looking for? Excessive deposits or crusted on lead or carbon?

I just tore down my 2500 hr engine and the only sign off observable ware is a ring at the base of the cylinder you can...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By BruceMe
Going constant speed

I've decided to convert my O-320-B2C to constant speed. There are several thread on it and I think I have a plan for the conversion...

The conversion is covered clearly in Lycoming's Service...
Forum: Propellers 11-17-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By BruceMe
Prop Governor Analysis (please advise)

I've been doing a lot of prop governor research as I'm about to convert an FP to CS. I have no affiliation or been induced in any way... Just pulling together a lot threads I've read on VAF.

The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By BruceMe
The canopy on there now is 100% sikaflex built...

The canopy on there now is 100% sikaflex built ~2006 (about 2 yrs before first flight). I honestly did a messy job. Others have posted better work. My canopy has never cracked or de-bonded to the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By BruceMe
I'd like someone that's experienced and being...

I'd like someone that's experienced and being checked to do the tricky front bearing. If you put that in wrong, throw away the engine. I'd also feel better with them sealing the case. I've done...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By BruceMe
I believe this thread covers my...

I believe this thread covers my answer...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=101425&highlight=hub+flange&page=2

"The new CS is a R flange prop. The crank is setup as a K flange...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By BruceMe
Sleepy Hollow

Sounds like I'm mistaken about the crankshaft being hollow and the engine not being capable of conversion. This time, I'm glad I'm wrong. Sounds like there's a C/S prop in my future.

Now just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By BruceMe
FP to CS conversion O-320-B2C

I've broken down my O-320-B2C for overhaul and the opportunity to buy a CS prop came up. At first glace this looks doable as the B2C has the rear governor pad machined out and the flange port...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By BruceMe
Engine overhaul first

I'm going to tare down and ship off the engine for overhaul while I rebuild the canopy.

I took off the flashing, took out the jugs, induction system, all accessories and bagged/labelled all the nuts...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,578
Posted By BruceMe
http://i68.tinypic.com/34nli1k.png So this is...

http://i68.tinypic.com/34nli1k.png

So this is minimalist, The "pitch director" is something I made up. At large Alpha it's an AoA, in a climb it directs pitch for a climb airspeed (100kts or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,578
Posted By BruceMe
RV-8 N8RV "Smokey" by Don...

RV-8 N8RV "Smokey" by Don McNamara

http://rv-nation.blogspot.com/2013/01/best-rv8-military-cockpit-i-have-seen.html

It would appear he took a Thrustmaster FQRS, chopped it off the base and slapped...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,578
Posted By BruceMe
What is this?

I want to get this thread back on track... I found this picture on google image search, but I couldn't get access to the site. Anyone know what it is?

http://i68.tinypic.com/20u1q38.jpg

Ok... so...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-03-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By BruceMe
Refurb project - finishing the dream

Hey folks, this isn't a "new build" project. And it's not even a major repair project. It's more of a picking up where I left off on an airplane I built.

The goal.. a safe, clean, capable,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,551
Posted By BruceMe
Cheapy LiFePo

On a whim, I tried the no-name cheapy lifepo4 12v motorcycle replacement battery on ebay. It works just fine. I do have an expbus that protect over voltage. Mine has an undervoltage cut-off to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By BruceMe
Question Leaking tank nose bracket

I have the standard leaky tank problem on the front nose bracket. I know there's a guy that will fix them, but I want to do it myself. My searches bring up a lot of different answers. I'd like to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By BruceMe
--- SOLVED ---

Exactly what I said in my last post... off by one pin :confused:

That's it. Canopy alarm works nicely when it's wired.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By BruceMe
Question I think I'm off-by-one. Having a very hard time...

I think I'm off-by-one. Having a very hard time reading the pins on the connector. I think what I thought was pin 40 (DISCRETE 1) is actually pin 39 (FUEL XDCR GND_4) yeah... that's a ground and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-28-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By BruceMe
Per 33-130, It should be active-low, but DISC 1...

Per 33-130, It should be active-low, but DISC 1 (J244 Pin 40) is acting like a ground. Not sure why. When I'm out next, I'm going to try DISC 3 (J244 Pin 42) which is what is called out in the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-25-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By BruceMe
In Antenna Placement

I have a GDL 39 (non-remote). I've been flying with it for 3 years just sitting on the glare shield, and love the T/FIS-B out of it! But it's time to mount it. I tried a quick zip-tie to the roll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By BruceMe
G3X Canopy Latched Alarm

-- SOLVED (BUILDER ERROR) -- See 2nd to last post

I'm trying to setup a canopy latch alarm on my G3X GDU-370 (Non-touch). I've got the micro-switch setup behind the pin behind the panel. It's been...
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By BruceMe
Better Audio Jacks

I'm getting frustrated with flaky, poor quality, crappy plastic washer audio jacks. I've been researching insulated jacks from digikey/mouser. Ideally I'd prefer gold plated jacks... here's what I...
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By BruceMe
Wow! great write up. That's very similar to what...

Wow! great write up. That's very similar to what I am thinking, but I'll just hard-wire it in the back. I'm going to make another post about audio jacks... if you have info there, I'd love to hear...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By BruceMe
Question Bluetooth audio receiver add-on

I'd like to add a bluetooth receiver to the music channel on my GTR 200. Has anyone used one they like?

This is what I'm thinking of adding JL Audio MBT-RX Marine-rated Bluetooth® adapter...
Forum: RV-4 09-22-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By BruceMe
Fuselage Jig [plain states]

I haven't even started collecting fuselage parts yet, but I will eventually need a fuselage jig, I'd prefer somewhere in the plain states.

Thanks,

-Bruce
Forum: Midwest 09-22-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By BruceMe
RV-4 fuse jig

Anyone in the region have an RV-4 fuse jig?

Thanks,

-Bruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By BruceMe
The folding wing RV-4 above moved the hinge, flap...

The folding wing RV-4 above moved the hinge, flap & fuel inboard two bays. If it worked for them... I may add an RV-3 header tank to fill for XC or extend the wing tanks behind the spar with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By BruceMe
C-FEII

Found the folding wing RV-4 in Canada...

C-FEII

It's in Alberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By BruceMe
I have, but not in person. 100% agreed

I have, but not in person. 100% agreed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By BruceMe
Folding Wings?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36940890561_13d6fc2426_b.jpg


I found this from an old thread back in 2007 of a folding wing RV-4...
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