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Forum: Tools 03-11-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By 13brv3
Do a Google search for Vividia Ablescope and...

Do a Google search for Vividia Ablescope and you'll see an articulating scope that's pretty useful for cylinder inspection. They make a few versions, from rigid to flexible and semi-flexible from...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By 13brv3
Interesting. I'll put that on the list of things...

Interesting. I'll put that on the list of things to check. I know the arm moves from stop to stop with the full range of the mixture cable, but if the arm can be repositioned on the shaft, that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By 13brv3
Hi Scott, This may indeed by the key. The...

Hi Scott,

This may indeed by the key. The procedure has been in the aircraft checklists though every owner as far as I can tell, but what's not stated is how slowly to move the mixture. That...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By 13brv3
Morning, This is starting to look like all the...

Morning,

This is starting to look like all the other old posts I read about the subject. I guess it's frustrating that there isn't one definitive best method, but rather a few similar but slightly...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By 13brv3
Left Mag, and right electronic. I leave them...

Left Mag, and right electronic. I leave them both on for start. Conditional is next month, so I'll be taking a close look at the plugs, since I'm not really sure what's in there. The plane...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By 13brv3
Trust me, I do plan to look into EFI :-) Thanks...

Trust me, I do plan to look into EFI :-)

Thanks to all for the comments. The checklist that came with the plane had another procedure that left the purge valve in the run position during start, but...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By 13brv3
Airflow Performance Hot Start tips?

Greetings,

I continue to struggle with hot starts, even though the Airflow Performance system has a purge valve that's supposed to make this easier. Cold starts are great, never more than a couple...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By 13brv3
I think it would be tough to maneuver one of...

I think it would be tough to maneuver one of these to see valves directly, but there's a mirror attachment that would probably help. I'll have to remember to try it on my conditional insp. ...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By 13brv3
Hi Dave, Sorry, but I won't really be able to...

Hi Dave,

Sorry, but I won't really be able to post any pics, but I did play with the camera briefly this afternoon. I did a quick comparison to an old 640x480 standalone unit, and for close...
Forum: Tools 02-12-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By 13brv3
I've got to thank you for asking this question,...

I've got to thank you for asking this question, and making me look into these things. I have an old inspection camera from 4 years ago, which is OK, but nothing compared to what's available now at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
That's great new Jim. My plane might as well be...

That's great new Jim. My plane might as well be in storage since the combination of work and weather have kept me away from the airport. I did manage one flight with a new set of dampers clamped to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the great comments! I ordered the...

Thanks for the great comments! I ordered the Sierra's a little while ago, and with the trade it will "only" cost me $470, so I think this will be a pretty good deal for the money. I arranged to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks. I'm probably going to give them a try. ...

Thanks. I'm probably going to give them a try. I can't believe they're any larger than the 30-3G set I have, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks,
Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the zulu/sierra comments Bob. I...

Thanks for the zulu/sierra comments Bob. I really don't fly enough to need the ultimate headset, but I've got to get rid of the popping and crackling, and the BT music input might be nice to have as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks. I didn't think to look at used Zulu 2...

Thanks. I didn't think to look at used Zulu 2 units. Might be an option, but I do like buying new if possible, just not when it's $850+ :-)

Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By 13brv3
Lightspeed Sierra headset?

Greetings,

I've got an old Lightspeed 30-3G, and it pops and crackles on climb when the noise is highest. I think this is typical of the 3G series because I've made notes even years ago about the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-17-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks Jeff. I've never seen that site before,...

Thanks Jeff. I've never seen that site before, so I'll take a look.

Cheers,
Rusty
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-16-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By 13brv3
Will do. Thanks Bill. Rusty

Will do. Thanks Bill.

Rusty
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-16-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks. Are the files just text that can be...

Thanks. Are the files just text that can be opened in Excel?

When I had my D180, I installed an SD serial device called AntiLog, and was able to capture to SD, but it was somewhat cumbersome, and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-15-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By 13brv3
Dynon D180 datalogging?

Greetings,

This engine monitor section looks pretty quiet, but I'll ask here before going to the general section.

I had a D180 years ago, but they didn't have datalogging enabled. I'm thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By 13brv3
Hi Lynn, My day job is quite different as well...

Hi Lynn,

My day job is quite different as well (tech support for MRI scanners). Over the years I've built 5 aircraft, so it wasn't just a single build. The following page shows some good info, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By 13brv3
This is a timely question indeed. I worked with...

This is a timely question indeed. I worked with the Nashville FSDO to get my application signed, and they were very helpful and easy to deal with. I had to send build logs (I'm a digital pack rat...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,633
Posted By 13brv3
Yep, that's ugly. If you're looking to do this...

Yep, that's ugly.

If you're looking to do this without parts replacement, the saddle washer idea sounds like a reasonable option, though getting to the back side of the gear socket to weld will be...
Forum: RV-4 12-24-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks, I'm sure that will be good info for...

Thanks, I'm sure that will be good info for anyone who wants to try the Jackpoints. BTW, I installed mine yesterday, and they fit perfectly on the -3B, so I'd assume they will also fit the -4. ...
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By 13brv3
U-403 brake attachment?

Greetings,
I have an RV-3B, and had to replace a brake attachment not long ago. The part called for on the plans is U-403, which I assume is probably the correct RV-4 part as well. Could someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By 13brv3
If you still have access to the balancer, you...

If you still have access to the balancer, you could always take the spinner off, and make another run. I do imagine you can dynamically balance out the wobbly spinner, but I'm sure everyone would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the comments Larry. When you added...

Thanks for the comments Larry. When you added the stiffeners with tape, did the speed of the vibration increase? If so, I'm assuming the speed increased even more with the fiberglass, probably to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Has anyone had success attaching a stiffener...

Has anyone had success attaching a stiffener without the fiberglass? I've seen pictures of people using Ty-wraps, though there wasn't a report of how well it worked. I also know there's some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the thought, but I'm way ahead of you...

Thanks for the thought, but I'm way ahead of you worrying about the fairings :D

Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
For anyone playing along, I ended up replacing...

For anyone playing along, I ended up replacing the tires and tubes. I got a cheap balancer, and found that the left tire was significantly out of round, and would have required 2.5 oz of weight to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for posting that. I wonder how many...

Thanks for posting that. I wonder how many people have used that method? The shimmy seems somewhat different for everyone, and you can find people who say the wood dampers worked perfectly, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
I'm not sure I can upload it, but I'll try. ...

I'm not sure I can upload it, but I'll try. Either way, I'd love to have a copy if you don't mind emailing it to me.

BTW, one of my tires was out of round, and about 2.5 oz out of balance. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Greetings, For further entertainment, I decided...

Greetings,

For further entertainment, I decided that I'll try to keep this thread updated as my testing progresses. It may take a while since the hanger is a looooooong way away, and it's winter. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Marc, As I mentioned earlier in the thread, the...

Marc,

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, the gear legs have some sort of wood stiffeners, but until I take the fairings off, I won't be able to see how they were constructed. Clearly they're not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
It would be interesting to know how the weight of...

It would be interesting to know how the weight of those tires compared to what you were using. Changing the weight should change the frequency. Also I'd wonder if retreads are different enough in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
I discussed it some in post #8 of this thread. ...

I discussed it some in post #8 of this thread. There's also a ton of info available if you search for shimmy as well.

Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
My first landing of the day would have required...

My first landing of the day would have required Benny Hill music :-)

Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks Gary. I'll let you know about the...

Thanks Gary. I'll let you know about the fairings. I guess they would probably work on a 4 if it's the short gear version.

Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
There's no single thread, but a search will find...

There's no single thread, but a search will find a bunch of different threads.

Bottom line is that the shimmy happens at the resonant frequency for your gear legs. The primary factors for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
OK, this is all you get...

OK, this is all you get :-)

https://youtu.be/4GbggShsGdE

Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,600
Posted By 13brv3
Gear shimmy video

Greetings,

I purchased an RV-3B a few months ago, and I'm finally getting around to looking at the gear leg shimmy. I mounted a GoPro on one of the tie down attachments just to see what this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By 13brv3
Is V8 released? I only see V7 listed. ...

Is V8 released? I only see V7 listed.

Thanks,
Rusty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By 13brv3
What material are you using to print parts that...

What material are you using to print parts that have to hold up to some heat? My primary material these days is PET-G, but I haven't put anything out in the car to see if it melts yet....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
Posted By 13brv3
That's certainly not the way I understand it. I...

That's certainly not the way I understand it. I think once the engine is on an experimental aircraft, it is no longer certified. I'm pretty sure it would have to be overhauled by an appropriate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,575
Posted By 13brv3
Are experimental engines subject to ADs? I...

Are experimental engines subject to ADs? I didn't think so. While it may be wise to comply, I don't know that it's mandatory.

Rusty (I could be wrong)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By 13brv3
I just had to replace one for similar symptoms. ...

I just had to replace one for similar symptoms. Fortunately, the fine gentleman below gave me a tip about the cheapest place to buy a replacement. Note that you have to use the manually add item...
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks guys. I think we have overwhelming...

Thanks guys. I think we have overwhelming evidence that around 28" is the normal measurement. Now I'll just try to quit wondering why my old one was shorter :-)

Seriously, it was a completely...
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
Hi Dave, Yes, that's interesting indeed. That's...

Hi Dave,

Yes, that's interesting indeed. That's pretty much the final proof that the previous owner was mistaken about the RV-4 engine mount. At this point, I'm sure he just didn't recall the...
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks Dave. I think I'm about ready to accept...

Thanks Dave. I think I'm about ready to accept that my current plane is the normal height, and the old one was shorter for some reason.

Mine was built heavy, including full upholstery and duel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By 13brv3
Hi Paul. I was going to ask you to measure that...

Hi Paul. I was going to ask you to measure that when you get a chance, because I've still been wondering about the canopies myself. Just today, I measured approx 20" from the longerons to the...
Forum: RV-3 10-27-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the info Dave. Your measurement...

Thanks for the info Dave. Your measurement should be a good comparison, because mine also has an IO-320 and Catto.

Cheers,
Rusty
Forum: RV-3 10-26-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the measurements. The engine will...

Thanks for the measurements. The engine will make a big difference in the height, but I couldn't guess how much. The length to the caliper mount could be helpful, and I'll take a look next time I...
Forum: RV-3 10-25-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
I asked the owner of my old RV-3B to measure the...

I asked the owner of my old RV-3B to measure the height at the firewall, and he came up with 25.5" compared to 28" I measured on my current plane. Since that one had a custom motor mount, I still...
Forum: RV-3 10-20-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks Paul. No real hurry, and if I get...

Thanks Paul. No real hurry, and if I get multiple answers, that will be interesting too.

One other variable I thought of is that my old plane had a custom engine mount for the rotary engine, but...
Forum: RV-3 10-19-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By 13brv3
How tall is your plane?

Greetings,

I have an RV-3B that I bought already flying. The previous owner told me the motor mount had some cracks, and they replaced it with an RV-4 mount because they were told it was stronger. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks Dave. That part number doesn't come up in...

Thanks Dave. That part number doesn't come up in Van's list, so I don't feel bad about not being able to find it before. It's interesting that the PP part is 11/32 shorter than mine, so the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By 13brv3
Wing inspection cover size?

Greetings,

I have a quick question about the wing inspection covers. Are these all the same size, or different sizes for different models?

I have an RV-3B, and since it has the new wing, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the report. I had a 2020 years ago,...

Thanks for the report. I had a 2020 years ago, and it looks like the 1015 works the same for standard dynamic balancing. It lacks a second channel, and doesn't have any vibration spectrum analysis,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By 13brv3
Has anyone tried the ACES 1015 balancer? It's...

Has anyone tried the ACES 1015 balancer? It's pretty close to the price of the Dynavibe, but I believe it tells you the weight to use, in addition to being able to split weights over two positions. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By 13brv3
I checked the Air Flow Performance site, and it...

I checked the Air Flow Performance site, and it appears what I have is their FM-100 "Y" and the filter they suggest. I didn't see any pics of the FM-100 Y with filter attached, but on the FM-200...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By 13brv3
I had another question about the Rod Bower...

I had another question about the Rod Bower system. They don't seem to show a lot of details on their web page, but in looking for info online, I could swear I've seen his system with a filter, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By 13brv3
Thanks for the excellent comments. Sounds like...

Thanks for the excellent comments. Sounds like I'm probably worrying too much about the unfiltered air, but I'm pretty sure I'll change the system at some point to include a low loss filter full...
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