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Forum: Canada 11-20-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By terry.mortimore
Hey Kingston RV-7 guy

My daughter met a RV-7 builder in Kingston while playing darts at the Kingston RCAF club. Iím back in K - town with my RV-6A, may be weathered in here for a few days. Be glad to buy you a coffee or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By terry.mortimore
Trimming long edges

Hi Dave: I clamped a straight edge to my long sheets and used a router with a straight cut carbide bit installed. Try it on some scrap first, you won't do it any other way after.

Terry
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 250,969
Posted By terry.mortimore
C-FUIP it flies, it flies!!!!!!

Hi gang, I'm pleased to say that after what has to be one of the longest builds on record (started in 1994) my RV-6A took to the air on July 29th.

I have since accumulated 33 trouble free hours and...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By terry.mortimore
Transition training in Canada

Hi Peter, thanks for the offer.

Bill Scott out of London flew up here yesterday morning. Bill put the first five hours on the plane and then transitioned me into it today. The plane flies great and...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By terry.mortimore
Transition training in Canada

Hi gang: I have a RV-6A ready to go, now I have to get ready.

I had a cheap flight booked to Okeechobee Florida last week for the training, unfortunately the flight instructor took sick the day...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-18-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By terry.mortimore
EFII map fluctuations

The map source is on the aluminum adapter plate between the throttle body and the intake manifold.

I had that apart today and did not notice the .020 orifice. There is a reduction in the aluminum...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-18-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By terry.mortimore
EFII map fluctuations

Hi gang:

I have the dual EFII system and I'm struggling a bit to get the fuel settings dialed in to where I want them.

I now have it programmed so that I get a good start and warm up.

I've noticed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-13-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By terry.mortimore
Landing gear weight

Hi gang:

As part of the Weight and Balance, our MD-RA inspectors require an equipment list of various parts of the airframe and thier weight and arm.

One of the items listed is the landing gear...
Forum: Canada 03-17-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By terry.mortimore
I know my new ELT works and I haven't even received it yet.

Update, I received an email from ACS Avionics Sales Manager assuring me that when my ELT arrives at ACS Canada they will be inspecting and installing a new battery before it is shipped to me.

Sounds...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By terry.mortimore
Smile I know my new ELT works and I haven't even received it yet.

Hi gang:

I ordered my Kannad Integra ELT from Aircraft Spruce Canada this past Saturday. I supplied the Hex code I was given when I reserved my registration marks. I also gave my cell number to ACS...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,989
Posted By terry.mortimore
Found oil on the floor, grounded.

Hi Steve: Our MDRA inspectors won't pass a airplane up here unless it has a vent tube attached.

This drawing was sent to me by another builder, I've installed mine per...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By terry.mortimore
Application for registration of aircraft, bill of sale?

Thanks guys, it's in the mail. Hopefully the bureaucrats will treat me kindly and turn it around quickly.


Terry
Forum: Canada 01-02-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By terry.mortimore
Application for registration of aircraft, bill of sale?

Hi gang:

I just received my MD-RA package and the first thing to do is send in the application for registration of aircraft. In the fifth block down they want to know if the aircraft is subject of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,127
Posted By terry.mortimore
First engine start of C-FUIP

Hi gang, check out the first engine start of C-FUIP. Lycoming IO-320 equipped with duel EFII ignition and injection.


https://vimeo.com/191307701


Terry
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By terry.mortimore
C-FUIP taxi's under her own power!

Hi gang:

I'm pleased to say that my RV-6A taxi'd around the airport today under her own power for the first time! I'm still learning and tuning the duel EFII system and it's just about there.

Today...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,548
Posted By terry.mortimore
Finally got oil pressure.

Hi guys, I hooked a 6 foot length of 5/16" clear tubing to the oil pressure port.

I hooked the other end up to an old vacuum cleaner that I have, sealed it up with electrical tape. The vacuum...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,548
Posted By terry.mortimore
Finallly got oil pressure, maybe I'll sleep tonight.

Hi gang:

I'm working my way to first engine start and have been turning the engine over with the starter and was not getting oil pressure or flow.

I have a O-320 with a Superior cold air sump that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By terry.mortimore
Tape residue

Hi Bruno, my suggestion would be laquer thinners. Should take it off, try a small area first.

Terry
Forum: Painting your RV 08-17-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By terry.mortimore
Devilbiss Dkups

Hi gang, just wanted to give a heads up on the 3M disposable cups.

Don't buy them, I had nothing but trouble with the ones I bought.

I painted my plane a piece at a time with two main colours and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By terry.mortimore
How to mount Suntail

Hi Clark:

I used some 1/16" plywood, I cut two pieces the shape of the Suntail outline. I put two "T" nuts into the ply and then bounded the two pieces of ply together to entrap the T nuts. I then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,023
Posted By terry.mortimore
ELT

Hi Bret, I think I'm going with the Kannad unit.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=139403


Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By terry.mortimore
Best ELT value

Thanks guys, that's the kind of information I was looking for.

We had the Trenton SAR people at a COPA meeting, good people doing good work. I decided that night if these guys are going to come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By terry.mortimore
Best ELT value

Hi gang:

I'm starting to shop for a 406 ELT and I'm wondering what the best value is out there (not the cheapest, but the best bang for the buck).

I see a few for under 1000.00, but it looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By terry.mortimore
Air venture Fly-mart

You also need to be there at the end of the week to retrieve your items if they don't sell.

I had ten items last year, 7 items sold quickly. I had to leave on the Thursday, I took a chance and left...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By terry.mortimore
Angry Fuel Filter Mandatory

Hi Martin:

They made me put a finger screen on the fuel pick up tube in the tank, I had the tube with the end pinched and slots cut in it. They would not accept this.

They also made me put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,754
Posted By terry.mortimore
We always go the Saturday before to get a good...

We always go the Saturday before to get a good campsite. Usually pull out on Thursday.

Monday night concert is a high point and the Wednesday night air show is something to see.

I have noticed in...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By terry.mortimore
Bob, on my installation I could not go any...

Bob, on my installation I could not go any higher. I have two heater control valves right above the area where the lines go through.

It's also pretty busy on the left side above my fuel pressure...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-17-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By terry.mortimore
EFII fuel routing

Hi Bob, this is how I done mine on my 6A.

Fuel pumps on the floor boards, pressure side going through firewall on right side, return line on the left. There is a cover for the fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By terry.mortimore
Throttle cable how flexible are they

Thanks for the replies, sounds like it won't be an issue.

Greg, check your PM's



Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By terry.mortimore
Throttle cable how flexible are they

Hi gang:

I've got to the point of ordering a throttle cable for my project. I have a 6A with a O-320 equipped with a Superior cold air sump with it's forward facing intake.

I haven't drilled the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,428
Posted By terry.mortimore
Sault Ste Marie

Should have come over to the good side of the border. 😄

We could have gone to the Bush Plane museum, give me a heads up and I'll pick you up. It's well worth the trip across the river.


Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By terry.mortimore
Which wing tips to use

Hi Lorne:

I can't speak to the aerodynamic differences, but if you want to use AeroLEDs Aerosun VX landing lights you will need the newer style wing tips.




Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,318
Posted By terry.mortimore
New Tool, what to make for the RV

Hi Colin, start looking for a tool post milling adapter. Once you have that you'll be in tall Cotten.

I put a permanent search on eBay and one finally showed up.


Good luck, Terry
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,049
Posted By terry.mortimore
Copper bus bar

Hi Ben:

I purchased mine at Metal Mart. I used large shrink rap tube to cover the exposed area. Worked out well.

Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By terry.mortimore
EFII shipping address

Thanks guys, I'm off.


Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By terry.mortimore
EFII shipping address

Hi gang:

I left this late in the day, but I want to cross the border in the morning and ship my intake tubes and Flywheel down to EFII to have them modified for their system.

Would someone have...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,524
Posted By terry.mortimore
MD-RA requires avionics shop to test pitot.

During the Tower managers talk last night the subject of Transponders came up, they are not required to enter the Class D control zone at the Sault.

I'm going to send an email to MD-RA and see if I...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,524
Posted By terry.mortimore
MD-RA requires avionics shop to test pitot.

Not sure of the Sault's classification, but I know how to find out. The COPA flight meeting tomorrow night has the Tower Manager as the guest speaker. I'll find out his thoughts on the...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,524
Posted By terry.mortimore
MD-RA requires avionics shop to test pitot

I believe I'll need to find a shop that will do the test in the airplane. I have a dynon D-100 with 2 1/4" backup altimeter and airspeed indicator.

My concern remains, the way I read the article it...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,524
Posted By terry.mortimore
MD-RA requires avionics shop to test pitot

Thanks for the replies.

My original plan was to test the Pitot system using the following.

http://www.iflyez.com/manometer.shtml

I'm sure this would have calibrated my airspeed indicator...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,524
Posted By terry.mortimore
MD-RA requires avionics shop to test pitot?

Hi gang:

I was just reading the March issue of COPA magazine which had an article about MD-RA.

In the article there is a paragraph that states that it is necessary to have a "Certified avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,007
Posted By terry.mortimore
Vetterman trombone system

Hi Randy, I"ll have another look at my outlets today. I do remember swapping my outlet pipes side to side to improve the angles.

I did have a problem with my exhaust on the right side. Turns out my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By terry.mortimore
Oshkosh

As has been said, try and catch one of the night airshows. We always bring bicycles with us to make getting from your camping spot to the flight line easier.

Try and spend at least an afternoon at...
Forum: Propellers 12-13-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By terry.mortimore
Prop bolts size

Hi Jay, check your tape measure. 7/16" bolts are larger than 3/8".

I have the smaller 3/8" bolts and I'm wondering if they will be suitable. I"ll be using a 4 inch extension with a ground adjustable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,812
Posted By terry.mortimore
New Vetterman design exhaust mount

Yes Alex, thanks I'll call Clint in the morning.


Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,812
Posted By terry.mortimore
New Vetterman design exhaust mount.

Hi Gang, does someone have a source for the type of pipe clamp shown on the first page of this thread?

I have the new Trombone style exhaust with mufflers and the pipe clamps that came with the...
Forum: Midwest 07-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By terry.mortimore
Duluth MN - what to do in:

Hi gang, thanks for all the tips.

I was staying on Canal Street, so I got to walk up and down there quite a bit. I went to the Marine Museum, well worth it.

I live in Sault Ste Marie so I'm quite...
Forum: Midwest 07-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By terry.mortimore
Duluth MN - what to do in?

Hi gang:

I'm in Duluth on business and it looks like I will have a late afternoon-evening free.

Any suggestions on aviation activities I should see? Is there an active GA airport I should visit?...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By terry.mortimore
Vetterman small exhaust system

Hi Clint:

Any reason that the smaller tubes can't be used to build the rest of the systems?

I have 6A with a O-320 equipped with a Superior cold air intake. Will the small tube systems be offered...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,395
Posted By terry.mortimore
SJ Cowl and Plenum

My camera let me down, the paint is Orange. Standard size chrome Superior cylinders.




Terry.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,395
Posted By terry.mortimore
SJ Cowl and Plenum

Hi Gang:

Here's some shots of my installation. I started with Van's Baffle kit and worked from there. You'll see that across the front portion on either side of the crankshaft I have mounting holes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,395
Posted By terry.mortimore
SJ Cowl and Plenum

Hi Brian, like you I've had to do a lot of work to get my Plenum to fit the way I want.

I've been thinking of extending the inlet tubes forward as well. How much of a gap did you leave between the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By terry.mortimore
Sam James instructions

Hi Gary: I never received the PM, try again or send a note to my work email account and I'll have your email.

terry.mortimore all lower case then add the "at" sign then essar.com


Terry.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By terry.mortimore
Sam James Plenum Instructions?

Hi Gary: I'm just working on my plenum now and I can scan and email the written instructions from work tomorrow if you'd like. You'll have to PM me your email address.

Can't send the paper...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,676
Posted By terry.mortimore
Sensenich GA prop on RV-6 PIREP

Thanks Neal, she looks great. Please keep us posted as you gain experience with the prop.


Terry.
Forum: Propellers 09-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,676
Posted By terry.mortimore
Sensenich GA prop on RV-6 PIREP

Thanks for this Neal, I hope to order my prop in the spring.

One question if I may, I mounted my cowling using the stock Vans's spinner backing plate. This plate has flanges that are 9/16" deep, so...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,245
Posted By terry.mortimore
Keep your receipts

Hi Shamit:

One other point, when I was building my boat I had an experience that I think will happen again with the plane.

About 8 months after I registered my boat I got a nasty letter from the...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,245
Posted By terry.mortimore
How much should brokerage cost?

Hi Shamit:

I'd bet you a beer that there will be a receiving company that you can ship to just inside the US border, perhaps in Pembina. We have a UPS store in Michigan that I have shipped all my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By terry.mortimore
Oil dipstick thread size

Thanks JR, that made my day.

I assumed I was the first to run into this, I should have known better.


Cheers, Terry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By terry.mortimore
Oil Gauge (dipstick) thread size?

Hi Jim, thanks for the response.

Are you telling me that the regular dipstick housings would be the 1 1/8" thread?

If so, perhaps all I need is a dipstick housing and it's matching dipstick. My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By terry.mortimore
Oil Gauge (dipstick) thread size?

Hi gang:

I have a very old O-320 narrow deck engine that I've been slowly rebuilding. The oil dipstick threads measure 1 1/8" and 12 threads per inch.

For clearance reasons (long story) I needed a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By terry.mortimore
Tach cap

Hi Bruce, I got mine from AERO instock.

I believe the part number is 62732, but check with them.

Terry
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