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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By vic syracuse
Solvent

I use Brake Clean or any other solvent.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By vic syracuse
SB in 2006

Hi, Scott. I don't know what vintage your kit is, but there was a SB issued in 2006 to check on the B nut inside the tank and safety wire it. Here's the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By vic syracuse
Clean the line

Have you ever cleaned the line between the sensor and the cylinder? They can get clogged over time. I clean mine out every year.

Vic
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-16-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By vic syracuse
7355

I too have found the 7355 belts work better. I never install the 7365 that comes with the alternators. The alternator pulley will put a hole in the cowling.
It is weird that your original one is...
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By vic syracuse
Why?

Why would the autotrim decide to be reversed when it has been working correctly for so long?

Vic
Forum: Flight Testing 06-14-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,012
Posted By vic syracuse
Sometimes

I have done this for some builders who wanted to move the aircraft during phase I. Basically, I put it in the Operating Limitations, that after so many hours and so many landings it could be moved by...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-14-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By vic syracuse
High resistance

Some of the auto plugs, such as the BR8EIS have very high resistance, about 5K ohms. Isn't that hard on the mags, especially the coil?

The Autoilite 386's are not resistor plugs, and do not have...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By vic syracuse
Not to argue...

Yes, but we are talking about RV's here. :) With pressurized airplanes it is a different story.
Really trying to not confuse the gentleman with the problem so he doesn't go chasing the wrong...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By vic syracuse
Not correct

This is not correct. An open static system inside will show an INCREASE in airspeed. Don't believe me, just crack your alternate static vent sometime while in cruise.

I use to tease kids when were...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By vic syracuse
Better accuracy

Sorry, late on the response. But, as it's been pointed out, it does give better accuracy when mounted after the engine-driven pump, which of course places it in the hot engine compartment.
However,...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Closed

OK. I am going to close this thread. If anyone wishes to start a thread on design changes, let's go with a new one. This one was intended by me to be a heads up/safety notice since I continue to find...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmm...

I don't remember where else I saw them, but will try to find it. However, even with an average of 6 on each of the 10K airplanes flying, that is a really big number. If there was a problem to be...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Just tighten and check....

Keep in mind that there are over 10K Van's aircraft flying, and there doesn't seem to be a problem here that needs engineering. It is a practice across the entire aviation industry as...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By vic syracuse
It's OK...

Assuming you can use a 5702 washer to fill the gap, just do that. You will be fine.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By vic syracuse
Heat protection is needed on the red cube.

If it is in the engine compartment and not wrapped with some heat protection they will eventually fail. Tend to work fine when cool, but will fail in flight.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmmm... should be pretty easy.

They really are a piece of cake to install, almost anticlimactic. Perhaps you could take a picture, or even facetime me and I can see what might be causing you a problem.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By vic syracuse
Needs a lot of trimming

Yes, I had to significantly cut my cowling back on the RV-10 to fit the Whirlwind prop.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By vic syracuse
SV or straight ARINC

Which one do you need---the SV-ARINC or AF-ARINC?

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By vic syracuse
Some data

Here are some facts:
The airplane was signed off with a condition inspection 12/2017. It has 3.9 hours on it since then. The oil is really black, and the owner says they changed the oil. The engine...
Forum: Safety 06-07-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Thanks for checking!!!

For those of you who are checking the jam nuts, and adding them to your condition inspection, I say thank you! That's the whole purpose of me starting this thread----not to say "look what I found"...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Perhaps...

I can understand that might happen. These ones I am talking about on this particular airplane, and a host of others that I have taken pictures of, were never tightened and there is absolutely no...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, Gil, you are right. Those on the tail that...

Yes, Gil, you are right. Those on the tail that started the thread take a 9/16" wrench. Same with all of the rod end bearings on the long push tubes. Some of the push tubes in the RV's have 1/4" rod...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Tighten with a wrench

Some (most, probably) are kind of hard to get a torque wrench on them. Most of them are also just 10-32 threads, so just tighten them with a small wrench and then use some torque seal or other...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Thank you for checking!!! Vic

Thank you for checking!!!

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,439
Posted By vic syracuse
Repairing an already-licensed EAB aircraft with...

Repairing an already-licensed EAB aircraft with preassembled parts is not a problem. You don't have to continue to prove it is 51% amateur built. That is for the initial airworthiness inspection.

I...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
No Loctite

The jamnuts are there to allow for adjustments when/if needed. I wouldn't recommend the use of Loctite. Just tighten them and they won't come loose. :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By vic syracuse
Nice!

He and his Fiancé did a wonderful job!

Vic
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Kitplanes May 2018

For those of you who receive KitPlanes, I wrote a column in the May 2018 issue regarding jamnuts. The column was entitled "The 3 common Discrepancies."

Torque seal can be your friend when it comes...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,465
Posted By vic syracuse
Jam nuts :(

I am about ready to start a movement like Nancy Reagan's "just say No to drugs", only mine is going to say "Just say NO to loose jamnuts!"

I thought I had started a thread on this some time ago, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By vic syracuse
To be clear, if you receive the new ones with the...

To be clear, if you receive the new ones with the A/W as part of the document, then the whole thing gets folded up and displayed. With the Pink Slip you can still just keep the Limitations in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By vic syracuse
Keep the Pinks

It seems that getting the pink slip has become such a tradition that once I found out we could use the pink slips until they are gone I politely asked the local MIDO for all of their pink stock. They...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By vic syracuse
N0 difference

The reduction doesn't really have anything to do with it. They are balancing the rotating mass of the propeller. I've balance a number of them without any problems.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By vic syracuse
Owner/operator responsibility

Just as with transponder certification, pitot-static tests, etc, DAR's do not have the equipment to verify compliance. It is up to the operator to insure that the aircraft meets the requirements for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-03-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,439
Posted By vic syracuse
Yep

I Unfortunately, I have had to be the bearer of bad news to people who were unscrupulously sold aircraft parts that had already been flying. And there are some shops out there thay buy these aircraft...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-02-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,188
Posted By vic syracuse
Wow!

That is really neat!!!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By vic syracuse
Experimenting

You've already received lots of comments on this, and we all certainly recognize the benefits of amateur-built aviation, one being to make modifications a whole lot faster than in the certified...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By vic syracuse
Safety idea

A friend had his amateur built biplane started by a drunken person at a ramp and it got away and almost killed some people, besides being totalled. Rare, but it can happen.

You probably aren't going...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By vic syracuse
Luck of the draw

It really is the liuck of the draw on the assembly-line engines. You may end up with a smooth one or you may end up with one that is not so smooth. With the Thunderbolt, everything is matched up with...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,000
Posted By vic syracuse
Bolt torque?

Have the prop bolts been torqued properly with every seasonal change? It looks like they have been loose at one time or even for some time. A wood prop that is not properly and regularly torqued can...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By vic syracuse
What do you get as a max static RPM? If your...

What do you get as a max static RPM? If your brakes won't hold that, what do you get as max RPM right about the time you are lifting off?

If you aren't getting 2650-2700 RPM you may not have the...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By vic syracuse
Atlanta

I'm on the South Side of Atlanta.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By vic syracuse
First course of action

It may not be the gauge, or the sender, but it is always the first course of action to verify the gauge. Otherwise, you may damage the engine by adjusting something out of range with an erroneous...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By vic syracuse
Not recommended, but...

Sure it could be done, but I think you would be complicating a system that really needs to be tight in order to keep the carbs sync'd.

But, just in case you are asking due to a handicap, a way to do...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-23-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes

I just went there last week. PM sent.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By vic syracuse
Sensor?

Bill, check the sensor. Sounds like a sensor issue.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By vic syracuse
Some thoughts....

Changing pitch on a fixed pitch is not normally considered a major change. Changing different fixed pitch propeller, such as from senseninch to a 3-blade Catta could be considered a major change. It...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,698
Posted By vic syracuse
I couldn't tell you how it originally came and...

I couldn't tell you how it originally came and whether that valve cap was purposefully installed. The builder made the comment that the instructions did not say to remove it. it was a Van's engine,...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,698
Posted By vic syracuse
Check this if you have an injected engine...

In the interest of safety I figure I should post this. I discovered it yesterday during a Prebuy inspection on an RV-10 that had been flying for 8 years and 300 hours. The rubber shipping cap had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,129
Posted By vic syracuse
Interesting data

It’s interesting to look at the data for general aviation accidents as it relates to controlled flight into terrain. The amateur-built aircraft are a small percentage of the total. Hard to say for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By vic syracuse
yes

Yes, there are different springs available to increase or decrease the oil pressure. A call to Lycoming Tech support should be able to get you the correct part numbers.

I would make sure the...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By vic syracuse
How unfortunate

I think you chased him away from one of the best 4-seat aircraft in general aviation. If you can get back in touch with him, at least point him to some of the forums like this one so he can make an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By vic syracuse
Yep, just need to run the “air, fuel, spark”...

Yep, just need to run the “air, fuel, spark” check and it would have been a non event.

For the other question, I have pulled the prop back on final at idle in the RV10 with both the PCU 5000 and MT...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,924
Posted By vic syracuse
You have an absolutely wonderful attitude, and I...

You have an absolutely wonderful attitude, and I have no doubt that you will continue to learn. We all have. Everyone on this forum, no matter how much experience they now have, had to learn it all....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By vic syracuse
Try it...

If you really want to see what a difference it can make by pulling the prop lever all the way back, try it sometime while on final approach with the power pulled back. You will be surprised at the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,924
Posted By vic syracuse
Really?

I don’t understand wanting to fault the prebuy inspection. The wire may have come off due to some other anomaly, not necessarily left off by someone. And a cylinder not firing on a 4 cylinder engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By vic syracuse
Some thoughts....

I am not a lawyer by any means, and this is not meant to be advice as much as something to think about for all of us. I have had the occasion to perform prebuys as a result of estate sales over the...
Forum: Reviews 05-08-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,781
Posted By vic syracuse
Absolutely the BEST, hands down!

Rob and his family set the tone for the whole crew at AFS. They are just genuine people who love what they are doing and go out of their way to help!
And in the meantime they create some really cool,...
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By vic syracuse
Engine pump is suspect

Yes, as Scott says--- the engine driven fuel pump is certainly suspect. Check the overflow drain on it for fuel stains.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,089
Posted By vic syracuse
Try this one

I've been using the ALFI from Aircraft SPruce for a number of years now. It's a little pricey, but with the random flashing pattern it is really amazing. I had a tower chief come and tell me that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By vic syracuse
Wow!

Congratulations, Jerry!!!

Vic
Forum: Autopilots 05-02-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By vic syracuse
Make sure the GPS approach has vertical guidance....

Make sure the GPS approach has vertical guidance. Not all of them do.
NMeeds LPV.

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,272
Posted By vic syracuse
Some testing I've done...

I have tested the B&C 40 amp vaccum pad alternator on my RV-10 this way to see if it would handle a realistic failure of the main alternator:

Assuming a belt breakage in flight on the main...
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