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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By dlloyd3
4371 mag

Is it new? Hours?
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By dlloyd3
Have only a dozen or so rivets remaining to...

Have only a dozen or so rivets remaining to drill. Yes, have to be very careful not to ruin anything. Yes, it may be more simple to build a new HS.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By dlloyd3
E. V. has me taken care of. Thanks.

E. V. has me taken care of. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By dlloyd3
Or a drug joke?

Or a drug joke?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By dlloyd3
268 Views. No one?

268 Views. No one?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By dlloyd3
Have crack, need tools

Inspection yesterday revealed a crack on the horizontal stab spar just like pictured in Van's SB 14-01-31. Except less spread and harder to see. I have already ordered the kit to do the repair. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,375
Posted By dlloyd3
I didn't read real close and ended up with two...

I didn't read real close and ended up with two sets for 33.50. Got spares for net time.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-08-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By dlloyd3
Someone said something to me just last week about...

Someone said something to me just last week about EAA 309 building a 9. I think 309 has a hangar at Gastonia, but several members at Lake Norman and Long Island. They might have a web site with...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By dlloyd3
Leaving the door open may or may not increase the...

Leaving the door open may or may not increase the strut life. Just bought 2 struts for about $15 including shipping. Oops, when I opened the box found I bought two sets. Four struts, $15! Shut...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By dlloyd3
Seemed like the HF cheapies are sensitive to...

Seemed like the HF cheapies are sensitive to battery voltage and would give wacko indications when weak. Keep a fresh battery in them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By dlloyd3
The EGT probe will get some deposits on it making...

The EGT probe will get some deposits on it making it tight in the hole. Wiggle and pull. More wiggle, more pull. It'll come out.
Chance is the probe itself is not defective but the crimped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By dlloyd3
Wink A relocation of an airworthiness certificate set...

A relocation of an airworthiness certificate set an inspectors pants on fire?
That's funny..I don't care who ya' are!

Unless you were the inspector.
Forum: COMM 01-04-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,032
Posted By dlloyd3
Still have the Van's cheapo foil in the right...

Still have the Van's cheapo foil in the right wing. SL30 still picks up VOR signals good to 80 or so miles (always use GPS so don't pay attention). Still picks up LOC and GS too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By dlloyd3
Yes, just follow the wiring instructions for the...

Yes, just follow the wiring instructions for the regulator.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By dlloyd3
I would expect the 14 to have the same gentle...

I would expect the 14 to have the same gentle characteristics and good manners like other Van's taildraggers. My very first ride in a 7 ended in a greaser of a landing followed by five more. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By dlloyd3
Jim, I use an Interav alternator, have all their...

Jim, I use an Interav alternator, have all their instructions and pretty much understand how they intend their stuff to work. The regulated post is connected to the alternator output via a 70 ohm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By dlloyd3
Item Amps Day Day App Night Night...

Item Amps Day Day App Night Night App
Skyview 2 2 2 2 2
Skyview 2 2 2 2 2
SV Battery 1.5
SV Battery 1.5
AP Servos 2.66 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
GMA 240 1 1 1 ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By dlloyd3
Could be battery was discharged during...

Could be battery was discharged during maintenance and the amps to charge will drop off in a few minutes. How long did you see the 30A?
Could be a battery problem. A dead cell will cause a high amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By dlloyd3
Pull out the brushes, go by your local automotive...

Pull out the brushes, go by your local automotive alternator/starter repair and tell 'em you need some brushes for your airboat. They will fix you right up for just a few dollars.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By dlloyd3
I've wondered about the same thing. Wonder if we...

I've wondered about the same thing. Wonder if we will incur a sales tax event in NC?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,467
Posted By dlloyd3
I've seen the fuel pressure twitch giving time to...

I've seen the fuel pressure twitch giving time to switch tanks. I have also experienced in the same plane the engine quitting suddenly with no warning. Every time, just switched tanks and 5-7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By dlloyd3
Several complaints on the MooneySpace forum about...

Several complaints on the MooneySpace forum about the new pumps and higher pressures. Might not make any real difference for our fuel injection systems, we are not constrained by certification and...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,909
Posted By dlloyd3
Similar thing happened to me after an alternator...

Similar thing happened to me after an alternator failure on a low IFR day while flying my Bonanza. Meant to cycle the alt switch and got the master at the same time. NY Center sounded tense when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By dlloyd3
Thanks. Easy to miss. From the release...

Thanks. Easy to miss. From the release notes:

New: New more descriptive percent horsepower “%HP” widget.
Improved: Engine monitoring widget display pointers (“needles”) and textual labels are now...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By dlloyd3
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool has 'em. Both 1 and...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool has 'em. Both 1 and 2".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dlloyd3
A lot is going on with those downloads. With the...

A lot is going on with those downloads. With the first display, software is loaded for itself and other installed components. Everything including the servos need to be powered for the updates. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By dlloyd3
PA38112 brings up a good point about mogas. For...

PA38112 brings up a good point about mogas. For most it will be a pain. Parking lot to my plane is only a hundred yards or so. Two three gallon cans is the limit. More gas or more distance or more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By dlloyd3
Ross at SDS would certainly be willing to give...

Ross at SDS would certainly be willing to give you advice on your hope to run mogas using that system. Please post what you find.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By dlloyd3
Don't think you will get a definitive answer; it...

Don't think you will get a definitive answer; it all depends. I have an IO-360 parallel valve with 9.5:1 pistons and run mogas from the right tank only. Take off and land left tank only. Always...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,582
Posted By dlloyd3
Similar experience using the Airflow Perf. pump. ...

Similar experience using the Airflow Perf. pump. I wound up putting a little air pressure, 2 psi or so, on the fuel tank vent. That forced fuel into the line and pump. Pumped fine after that. ...
Forum: Safety 07-14-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,388
Posted By dlloyd3
The real question is, what did you miss in your...

The real question is, what did you miss in your preflight that should have been caught?
Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,388
Posted By dlloyd3
Many. A several bird nests at FCI in the spring....

Many. A several bird nests at FCI in the spring. Every spring it seemed birds would visit transient airplanes. Maybe one bird nest at home base. Several tools after mechanical work (Bonanza). A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By dlloyd3
Did Divco pick up the tab for your extra labor...

Did Divco pick up the tab for your extra labor and frustration?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,907
Posted By dlloyd3
In 1984 one cylinder was remove from my Bo's...

In 1984 one cylinder was remove from my Bo's IO-520 to repair a broken exhaust stud, about 1300 hours on the engine. This was done by a 25 year old A&P. At 1950 hours on the engine that same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,548
Posted By dlloyd3
Anybody else doing 7-10 turns? (!) Video pretty...

Anybody else doing 7-10 turns? (!) Video pretty dramatic even without the engine stopping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,823
Posted By dlloyd3
Adel clamps are good for developing language...

Adel clamps are good for developing language skills.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By dlloyd3
Used a step drill for all switches on two panels....

Used a step drill for all switches on two panels. If you are drilling several holes in a line, a step drill in a hand drill can walk. Use drill press and clamp your panel!
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,807
Posted By dlloyd3
Side view pic you can see daylight above the...

Side view pic you can see daylight above the cooler, below the baffle. Air going around your cooler does no good. Make it go through your cooler.
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,648
Posted By dlloyd3
Bill, My metal blade, HC-C2TR-1BFP/F7497-2...

Bill,
My metal blade, HC-C2TR-1BFP/F7497-2 factory settings were: Low Pitch 13.6, High Pitch 35.0.
I am pretty sure the composite blades are set for less high pitch to avoid contact with the engine...
Forum: Propellers 05-28-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,648
Posted By dlloyd3
During your runup, when you cycle the prop do you...

During your runup, when you cycle the prop do you get an rpm drop? If so, it is likely not the governor but the high pitch stops in the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,279
Posted By dlloyd3
Maybe he can use that big spring again.

Maybe he can use that big spring again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,837
Posted By dlloyd3
For me, now flying mostly flat land it is more...

For me, now flying mostly flat land it is more hype than substance. Used to fly east of the Mississippi every week on business, always on a IFR flight plan. Flying these mountains, generally it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By dlloyd3
I bought a big window AC/heat unit from Home...

I bought a big window AC/heat unit from Home Depot for my 2 story 18x24 workshop. Upstairs was parts storage only so was closed off and never heated or cooled. Did have a gable fan to suck away some...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,224
Posted By dlloyd3
Wife Penny & I just got back from a visit to...

Wife Penny & I just got back from a visit to Belen. She grew up there and still has brothers in Clovis & Hobbs. One brother works for the railroad working between Amarillo and Belen. Overnite at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By dlloyd3
Mutt Muffs just did not fit our 15 pound mixed...

Mutt Muffs just did not fit our 15 pound mixed terrier. Two years later at Sun & Fun I told a woman at the Mutt Muffs display. She said send 'em back for credit, even without a receipt, even after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,816
Posted By dlloyd3
Everything Tony said plus to ease the pain of...

Everything Tony said plus to ease the pain of long download times, have extra thumbdrives plugged in all the time and let the SA Data Manager do the updates at its leisure. Two thumbdrives can be...
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By dlloyd3
Sounds like many good choices, decent prices,...

Sounds like many good choices, decent prices, great service. Add Fullerton (FUL) to the list. Great experience for me there, near the highway. Like others, the ground traffic and navigatioon is...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,594
Posted By dlloyd3
How did I use to do that with an ADF?

How did I use to do that with an ADF?
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,406
Posted By dlloyd3
Went thru about 10 of 'em in the Bo. About 600...

Went thru about 10 of 'em in the Bo. About 600 on the average. Two failed under 100 hours. Seems like one went 1200 hours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By dlloyd3
A regulator that sticks may cause high or low...

A regulator that sticks may cause high or low pressure/vacuum. Sometimes a little gentle cleaning will free them up but the only safe way to do that is to remove it from the lines (cleaner or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By dlloyd3
Most GA airplane panels are tilted 8 degrees. ...

Most GA airplane panels are tilted 8 degrees. Point the gauges toward your head? Seems like at least the 7 & 9 are similar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,560
Posted By dlloyd3
Brent is correct. In the heat of the moment, an...

Brent is correct. In the heat of the moment, an engine failure, you need to be able to calculate in a few seconds: how far am I above the ground, how far am I from and airport. Close enough, go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By dlloyd3
Helped work on tanks for a 9. Think 5" was the...

Helped work on tanks for a 9. Think 5" was the hole size. Bought a hole saw set from Harbor Freight for about $15. Cheaply made but you only use it for this. First cut a piece for 1/2" plywood to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By dlloyd3
What starter? I had the solenoid on a Skytec...

What starter? I had the solenoid on a Skytec 149-12LS go bad with 175 hours. No click, nothing. I could jumper around the solenoid and run the motor. A trip to the auto parts store and $30 fixed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,070
Posted By dlloyd3
Landing gear mount for 7A

Landing gear mount for 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,202
Posted By dlloyd3
Exactly what Dan wrote except for a 3 year...

Exactly what Dan wrote except for a 3 year build.

EDIT: I was qualified to take the poll - got the bug in 2006, started the build in 2007, first flight in 2010.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By dlloyd3
Did not expect that. Will take a close look at...

Did not expect that. Will take a close look at what mine is doing Monday.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By dlloyd3
Other than a couple times in cold clouds, mine...

Other than a couple times in cold clouds, mine has only been on to test. I only remember seeing it cycle 1-3 amps. Don't know what condition would get it to ramp up to 10. Doesn't appear to start at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By dlloyd3
Which EFIS?

Which EFIS?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By dlloyd3
January 2010 my 7 was on the gear with the tip up...

January 2010 my 7 was on the gear with the tip up canopy complete and most of the airframe wiring run. About 250 hours to hang engine, engine controls, accessories, exhaust, fit the engine cowling,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By dlloyd3
Over 6000 flying hours, 3 of 4 bird strikes were...

Over 6000 flying hours, 3 of 4 bird strikes were landing or in the pattern. Most of that flying time was at altitude and very rarely saw birds. Now flying the RV down low, I routinely see birds...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By dlloyd3
The Van's baffle kit is for a rear mounted prop...

The Van's baffle kit is for a rear mounted prop governor. Sure, lots of people have used a front mount. Unless there is a reason to deviate from the plans, stick with them and save yourself a bunch...
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