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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By az_gila
Question Would that make the inverse be true? Those that...

Would that make the inverse be true?

Those that are ADSB equipped and have a glass panel may increase relative to the average...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By az_gila
Smile I agree, but the problem I had was holding...

I agree, but the problem I had was holding everything in place and using the heat gun at the same time - simply not enough hands. :)

I found this type of tool pretty much essential...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By az_gila
Smile The Superior crank is equivalent to four...

The Superior crank is equivalent to four different Lycoming part numbers including the one you list.

Details here -...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By az_gila
Smile No, not tapered teflon washers. :) They are...

No, not tapered teflon washers. :)

They are formed soft aluminum seals and should be able to repair marred surfaces on the 37 degree angle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,462
Posted By az_gila
Smile The Lycoming documents allow for a flex hose made...

The Lycoming documents allow for a flex hose made to a specific TSO specification....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By az_gila
Smile This would be a better one since it covers the...

This would be a better one since it covers the coarse thread Lycoming engine bolts rather than the fine thread airframe bolts of Vans...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By az_gila
Smile The "requirement" is that it is a Lycoming part #...

The "requirement" is that it is a Lycoming part # STD-1925 - SCREW, 1/20 x 5/8 long, pan head, self-locking and it is called out in the Lycoming Parts Manual...:)

But, what the heck, we are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By az_gila
Smile OK...:) It's interesting to see how the factory...

OK...:)

It's interesting to see how the factory pitch reccommendations have changed over the years. Compare the current Sensenich order form to the one shown above...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By az_gila
Smile Some of the urethane home insulation works well...

Some of the urethane home insulation works well too.... but not the stuff that looks like plastic/foam cups...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By az_gila
Question The (81) in the part number is a bit confusing...

The (81) in the part number is a bit confusing for a 180HP prop.

From Vans web site -

............Aircraft...........Horsepower.....Required...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By az_gila
Smile The package label seems to give a cross-section...

The package label seems to give a cross-section as "2.0" - that would put it at a real 14 g wire cross-section in sq. mm..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,995
Posted By az_gila
Smile If the FAA answer is "yes", then the rebate would...

If the FAA answer is "yes", then the rebate would apply to those of us (I'm sure there are quite a few) that are flying around with Dynon transponder systems but still using the original Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By az_gila
Smile Interesting variations exist. The RV-6 plans...

Interesting variations exist.

The RV-6 plans show the slot in the tank bracket, while the RV-7 plans show the slot in the fuselage bracket.

If you do it like the -7 then the tank probably will not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By az_gila
Smile Easiest would be to use two step-down PDIG butt...

Easiest would be to use two step-down PDIG butt splices to insert a short (say 2 inches) length of the 14 g wire into your 10 g lead -

https://www.alliedelec.com/te-connectivity-327638/70085078/ ...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By az_gila
Smile Take a chunk of stiff urethane foam and sand it...

Take a chunk of stiff urethane foam and sand it to the shape you need.

Flower arrangers green foam should be easy to get (wally mart) and is stiff enough for the job.
Forum: COMM 10-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, you are correct, there is quite a bit of...

Yes, you are correct, there is quite a bit of circuitry involved... and an amazing total discrete component count, showing the pre-digital integration technology of the era...:)

Schematics here - ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation MIL-W-22759/11 wire is good to 200C/392F

MIL-W-22759/11 wire is good to 200C/392F
Forum: COMM 10-11-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By az_gila
Question Yes, but the KY 97A is pre-LED so the...

Yes, but the KY 97A is pre-LED so the incandescent bulb should act the same as the RC circuit shouldn't it?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By az_gila
Question Which model is this? GPS annunciator control ,...

Which model is this?

GPS annunciator control , mid continent . 150.00 dollars
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,996
Posted By az_gila
Question RV model to paint

Another possible idea after seeing the card RV model on the daily page.

Why not a plastic model of an RV that can be used to check out paint schemes?

Not too much detail needed, just as long as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By az_gila
Smile Prosealing and riveting fuel tanks...

Prosealing and riveting fuel tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,555
Posted By az_gila
Smile Here is the spec for the 150 octane stuff...

Here is the spec for the 150 octane stuff -

http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/150grade/150-grade-spec.pdf

And lots of history on the introduction of 150 to replace/supplenet 130 octane fuel in...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By az_gila
Smile Standard diagrams would imply the left side, but...

Standard diagrams would imply the left side, but why not put them in on both sides? It's not that much extra work "while you are in there" :)

https://i.stack.imgur.com/pbUF3.gif
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-09-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By az_gila
Smile Mounting "upside down" is a bit of a confusing...

Mounting "upside down" is a bit of a confusing term when looking at the AeroElectric Z diagrams since all of the switches shown have both NO (Normally Open) and NC (Normally Closed) terminals.

Just...
Forum: Primers 10-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By az_gila
Smile They don't mention any self etching...

They don't mention any self etching properties...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pdf/09-24735tech.pdf
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By az_gila
Smile Maybe this thread and my...

Maybe this thread and my post...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=164227

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1289821&postcount=13
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By az_gila
Smile Look on the bright side - at least it is a...

Look on the bright side - at least it is a fiberglass piece. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not too grey according to AC 20.27 - avionics are...

Not too grey according to AC 20.27 - avionics are specifically called out, as well as engines and props -

(2) Identifying Which Items Can Be Installed Using Commercial Assistance. You may get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By az_gila
Smile Something like this is typical. At one time there...

Something like this is typical. At one time there were fiberglass mouldings available that you could bond to the tips. Stolen pic off the internet.

http://i43.tinypic.com/fa7mft.jpg

If the base is...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By az_gila
Question Are you possibly using the smaller Vans Lord...

Are you possibly using the smaller Vans Lord mounts with the "big hole" engine mount ears?

Stolen internet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By az_gila
Smile My statement still stands...:D "...it wouldn't...

My statement still stands...:D

"...it wouldn't do any harm..."

These are existing "left over" switches already on hand..
Forum: Fiberglass 10-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 122,507
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not quite, it is one of the standard re-finish...

Not quite, it is one of the standard re-finish technique for the epoxy structures of sailplanes. Lots of proof over decades that it adheres, stays white and lasts much longer than the standard German...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By az_gila
Smile If any of them are double pole switches it...

If any of them are double pole switches it wouldn't do any harm to wire the two poles in parallel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By az_gila
Smile Easy, a good quality miniature toggle one from a...

Easy, a good quality miniature toggle one from a reputable manufacturer should do -

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/CK/7101P3YZQE?qs=mfFuHy8STfLSeTEKSl2BXg%3D%3D

5 amps at 28 volt rating - if...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By az_gila
Talking No, the mathematics is correct...:D

No, the mathematics is correct...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,826
Posted By az_gila
Question Perhaps for the case above the ForeFlight chart...

Perhaps for the case above the ForeFlight chart is depicting the Grand Canyon VFR Sectional Chart?

The funny dogleg, with a break for V-293, is on the Las Vegas Sectional but not on the Grand Canyon...
Forum: Primers 10-04-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By az_gila
Smile Or do an acid etch will Alumiprep.

Or do an acid etch will Alumiprep.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,826
Posted By az_gila
Question There is also a similar one, but slightly...

There is also a similar one, but slightly trapezoidal and with a dogleg in this case, just West of Page (PGA)

https://skyvector.com/?ll=36.908615305538454,-111.81408690985609&chart=301&zoom=6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,831
Posted By az_gila
Smile Norway's "good thing" is what it controls under...

Norway's "good thing" is what it controls under the ground (or North Sea). From the EU web site -

Norway is in the global top 5 exporters of crude oil. The oil and gas sector constitutes around 22%...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation However it looks like the paint is too thick on...

However it looks like the paint is too thick on the prop drive lugs.

They are usually not painted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By az_gila
Smile All of the early -3, -4 and -6 RVs kits were...

All of the early -3, -4 and -6 RVs kits were delivered before Vans started powder coating the steel parts. :)

Clean, scuff and epoxy prime and you will be fine.


One other option is to locally...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By az_gila
Smile It was right here on the front page news of VAF :)

It was right here on the front page news of VAF :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,831
Posted By az_gila
Smile I bet it is to do more with the type of...

I bet it is to do more with the type of aluminum.

Import cheap stuff and recyled stuff and process it into high quality Aerospace stuff, like the Chandler plant I linked to earlier in this...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By az_gila
Smile And when picking a serial number you might want...

And when picking a serial number you might want to take note of this from the Vans factory... :)

“Happy Tuesday, RV owners and builders! Today, while ferreting out a serial number, I discovered in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By az_gila
Smile One easy test on the entire system. Pressurize,...

One easy test on the entire system.

Pressurize, (or preferably suck :) ) your static system on the ground as if you were doing a leak test, say to a few 100 ft on the altimeter, with the alternate...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up DIY metal

That was a purchased one. Some DIY instructions are here from the 27 years of the RVator book.

Page 146. https://books.google.com/books?id=4dHwzsR8keEC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By az_gila
Smile One option, used by some early -6 builders, is to...

One option, used by some early -6 builders, is to buy a shorter push-pull cable and mount the Ray Allen trim servo on the flat deck under the fiberglass tail fairing.

This way there is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By az_gila
Smile That sounds to me like you are only doing a...

That sounds to me like you are only doing a visual inspection of the lower engine area once a year.

The few minutes extra to remove the lower cowl every oil change for a good "look-see" down there...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By az_gila
Smile And typically, for a fixed pitch prop, full...

And typically, for a fixed pitch prop, full throttle should produce 2700 rpm at this 8K to 9K altitude. This also will probably work out to 75% power.

A 'cruise' prop will have less rpm and a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By az_gila
Smile RETAINER, shroud tube seal - 65007 Fairly cheap...

RETAINER, shroud tube seal - 65007

Fairly cheap by Lycoming standards - https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/lycomingshroudrod_07-12895.php :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By az_gila
Smile Nah... I just got a renewal reminder postcard a...

Nah... I just got a renewal reminder postcard a couple of weeks ago.

But I'm not renewing it, so N333GA goes back into the pot. :)
Forum: Painting your RV 09-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By az_gila
Smile I've made similar ones about that size as...

I've made similar ones about that size as Christmas tree ornaments. It's a good way of putting your RV on the tree. :)
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By az_gila
Smile I was concerned about that #2 wire under the...

I was concerned about that #2 wire under the mostly riveted baggage floor and rear seat.

I slipped fairly thick PVC tubing over the cable before I pushed it through the space under the seats/baggage...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not very clear but some shots of Bil Galatti's...

Not very clear but some shots of Bil Galatti's RV-6 are here. Look closely for the fairing -

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000318270.html
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Interestingly that one does not even mention...

Interestingly that one does not even mention firewall use, unlike the versions from the race care stores.

They label it for "sealing" use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Yes, no sealant on the flared fitting side. If a...

Yes, no sealant on the flared fitting side.

If a flared fitting leaks, this is the only real way of fixing it.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/del37fittings.php
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By az_gila
Question According to the Dynon documentation the old...

According to the Dynon documentation the old (250) and new (2020) units are identical and both have a small offset.

1.75 inches between mounting holes and the wires are 1 inch from set of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By az_gila
Smile Two things helped me - 1. Several reference...

Two things helped me -

1. Several reference letters from A&P's, IA's and repair shops who had direct knowledge of my work.

2. The wording in the application letter to take the written test.

Read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes... The early -6 plans tended to be more of a...

Yes... The early -6 plans tended to be more of a guideline than actual plans...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By az_gila
Smile Drawing #52 (Drawn 12-89) for the -6 was changed...

Drawing #52 (Drawn 12-89) for the -6 was changed (R2) in 6-92 with the note -

CHANGED TO "GOOSE NECK" HINGE AND ADDED SECTION DD
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,961
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, too many variables. :) Disregard the LSE...

Yes, too many variables. :)

Disregard the LSE and just use the left impulse mag. like most other certified planes on your field.

Is the mag. timed correctly? Let the impulse coupler click and...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks Geoff. You picture makes a lot sense and I...

Thanks Geoff. You picture makes a lot sense and I was thinking of that as an option.

I have the early green top so the mid-area notch in your console is variable and I can adjust it a bit fore and...
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