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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By tgmillso
I'm totally kicking myself now that I read this...

I'm totally kicking myself now that I read this thread. I spent hours yesterday trying to align the spinner using the dot and pencil clamped to a ladder method suggested in the instructions. Using a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By tgmillso
I too was going to install separate pots for my...

I too was going to install separate pots for my Garmin devices as I had the GAD27 with PWM to vary device lighting. Everyone I subsequently spoke with who had GTN650's installed were quite satisfied...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent. Thanks Levi. I have subsequently found...

Excellent. Thanks Levi. I have subsequently found reference to it in the G3X installation manual. There's not a lot, but Page 34-163 in the descrete input configuration section outlines what is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By tgmillso
Stand-alone LVL button for G3X touch?

I swear I read somewhere the ability to have a separate button to act like the level key (LVL) does on the GMC 307, but in the case where you only have the GDU460 and servos. I have a spare button on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By tgmillso
No worries Vince. As I pointed out, I don't...

No worries Vince. As I pointed out, I don't actually have a Bell tail-wheel assembly. I was just providing info on a general rule when it comes to bearing installations, and suspected there may be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By tgmillso
Hard to tell from the photograph, but I suspect...

Hard to tell from the photograph, but I suspect you are right and it is a Micro Fit 3.0 connector. The way to check is to measure the pin to pin distance. If it is 3.0mm it is the Micro Fit, if it is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks guys. I've only got the prop snugged up...

Thanks guys. I've only got the prop snugged up but not torqued or safety wired so it shouldn't be too much of a beef to get it off given that I have it slung on the engine hoist and can do it solo....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Sean. You need to skip ahead and read page 8-5...

Hi Sean. You need to skip ahead and read page 8-5 where it talks about the fuselage assembly. You don't need to drill these bolt holes in the rear bulkhead until you have the vertical stabilizer in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Paul. After everything I've been through...

Thanks Paul. After everything I've been through on this build, it just didn't feel right only doing something once anyway.
Cheers,
Tom.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By tgmillso
Alternator belt installation and conflict with the oil line

Hi All,

Whilst you lads have been busy munching turkey, I've finally begun bolting some fruit onto this engine of mine. I have an IO-360M1B from Van's with the standard issue Plane Power 60A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By tgmillso
Hi John, I don't have a Bell tailwheel (I have a...

Hi John,

I don't have a Bell tailwheel (I have a JD air parts setup), however I noticed that no one had responded to you, so I thought I should have a crack at it. When dealing with situations where...
Forum: COMM 11-23-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By tgmillso
You could get yourself a Garmin GTR 200 radio...

You could get yourself a Garmin GTR 200 radio with built in intercom. I have read of people connecting the auxiliary audio input on the GTR to another VHF radio, then using a separate DPDT switch for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By tgmillso
I too am a big fan of setting oops rivets with...

I too am a big fan of setting oops rivets with nut plates. I have found however that if I'm having a tough time setting a rivet in a skin and I've opened up the hole so much I can no longer use an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By tgmillso
Ok, so it appears that a potentiometer with...

Ok, so it appears that a potentiometer with faston tabs is non existent, thus it looks like I will be doing battle with the soldering iron. I have found some pots that should work well in the limited...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By tgmillso
Awesome. Thanks guys for the quick response....

Awesome. Thanks guys for the quick response. Looks like I'm heading generally in the right direction.
T.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By tgmillso
Avstar fuel injection servo installation on IO-360m1b

Hi All,
I am wanting to install the Avstar AVX-5VA1 throttle body/injector servo on the IO-360M1B I purchased from Vans, and had acouple of questions regarding the install process and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,092
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Gil. Good to know. I would have preferred...

Thanks Gil. Good to know. I would have preferred a Dymo printer anyway because tapes are easier to get here, so it's great to hear that they will shrink down to our 22awg tefzel wires.
Tom.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,092
Posted By tgmillso
Nice find on the heatshrink printer. There aren't...

Nice find on the heatshrink printer. There aren't many out there that can print for wires as small as our 22AWG.

Back to colour configurations, for the Bosch CAN network, Garmin specifies the use of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By tgmillso
Hey Larry. Not sure if you're a normal size dude...

Hey Larry. Not sure if you're a normal size dude or a tiny little runt like myself, but the way I did this was mark out all my edge distances and desired drilling positions on the aft deck, then...
Forum: Tools 11-17-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By tgmillso
The other thing to watch for is corrosion of...

The other thing to watch for is corrosion of cheaper dies. I purchased an Economy Die from ACS as I had to butcher it anyway and take one side with a grinder so that I could set some dimples around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Rick. My plan B if I can't find one of these...

Hi Rick. My plan B if I can't find one of these particular sensors is to just take an off the shelf sensor like you suggest, solder a connector to it's alarm and feed it into my G3X system discrete...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By tgmillso
Bob, or anyone else, Do you know where to source...

Bob, or anyone else,
Do you know where to source the CMM5042 sensor? I have contacted Figaro directly, however they appear to be uninterested in selling a single sensor, and Internet searches yield...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,288
Posted By tgmillso
So I'm coming to the conclusion that these...

So I'm coming to the conclusion that these sliding alternate air doors are more trouble than they are worth. Thus I'm going to skip it for now and install a spring loaded one with an open/closed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,288
Posted By tgmillso
In reading this thread there appear to be a...

In reading this thread there appear to be a number of cases of alternate air systems failing and getting gobbled up by the engine. The question I have is for the horizontal induction air box setup,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, Figure 26-2.2 of the G3X installation...

Hi All,
Figure 26-2.2 of the G3X installation manual spells out that 10K potentiometers are required to vary the subsequent output to your desired lighting device (in my case, PWM for Van's LED strip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By tgmillso
Yes, the stock cowling configuration for the RV-7...

Yes, the stock cowling configuration for the RV-7 has an alternate air source operated by pulling a Bowden cable. It's just a cutaway on the side of the filtered air box with a round plate that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,185
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent. Thanks.

Excellent. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,185
Posted By tgmillso
Switch Part Number

Hi All,
I like the sound of this off/batt/alt+batt switch. Does anyone have a B&C or Stein part number for this switch that they can point me to, as I can't seem to find it on their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,267
Posted By tgmillso
Supertracks and ACS Key Locks

Hi All,
I've got my supertracks installed and in a word, they're awesome. I would however like to install an Aircraft Spruce lock that comes with the keyed ignition, however I'm not exactly sure...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By tgmillso
I'd say it may mean that Van's are not so hot on...

I'd say it may mean that Van's are not so hot on the idea.
That said, here are some numbers to put you into the ballpark and put you out of your suffering. The number of question marks beside the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,201
Posted By tgmillso
After removing my magnetos and studs today for...

After removing my magnetos and studs today for the installation of my PMAGs, I realized that I was lacking basic information such as what torque to apply to the new studs and any sealant if required....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By tgmillso
Alternativly you could use one of these, or fab...

Alternativly you could use one of these, or fab something similar:
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/firewall_penetration_kit.php#review_tab
The half inch version fits nicely around the...
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 46,574
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks guys. I'm running the Matco wheel/brake...

Thanks guys. I'm running the Matco wheel/brake assembly that came with the RV-7 kit and I've run into the clearance issue with the caliper. I've measured the clearance from 20 through to 65psi and...
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 46,574
Posted By tgmillso
I just mounted my 380x150-5's and they look...

I just mounted my 380x150-5's and they look great. Does anyone have a recommended tire pressure that I should be running in these?
Cheers,
Tom.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By tgmillso
Fully appreciate your concern about the battery...

Fully appreciate your concern about the battery operating environment. I'm still thinking of rebuilding my battery holder so that it is an insulated vessel with blast tubing. This should also stop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Richard. Thanks for your real world experience...

Hi Richard. Thanks for your real world experience with this. There's nothing quite like having some solid data.
Carl, you bring up a good point about wasted cooling air running through this tubing. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Mark. I think I will give it a crack. I...

Thanks Mark. I think I will give it a crack. I found the flanges on Aircraft Spruce for $7. They're only aluminum, however this doesn't really matter in this case. I'll give it a run with the exit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By tgmillso
Great find Bob. I checked and the most applicable...

Great find Bob. I checked and the most applicable unit I can find on their website is the CMM5042. It has a 0-2V output and some simple pinouts we can connect to so I am thinking that we should be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By tgmillso
Heater Vent Valve

Hi All,

I was vacantly staring at my firewall today waiting for the last of the required parts before I lift the engine in place when I realized that there was potentially a massive heat dump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By tgmillso
The nuts are torqued to 160-190in lb. you will...

The nuts are torqued to 160-190in lb. you will need to vary your washer stack up to get the right bolt torque and have the cotter pins align. I just used some appropriately thick alclad sheet to make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,439
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Ed. I probably made things sound a little...

Thanks Ed. I probably made things sound a little less prepared than I am. I'm an aerospace engineer and have been working with electronics on a variety of projects for many years, however I have just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,439
Posted By tgmillso
Avionics Wiring Schematic

Hi All,

So I created my power wiring diagram in Dassault DraftSight (https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/free-download/) by taking one of Bob Nuckolls DXF files and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Larry. I was thinking something along...

Thanks Larry. I was thinking something along those lines. I guess I'll be the guinea pig and give it a shot. I'll probably feed it into my GEA24 or GAD27.

Tom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By tgmillso
Model 300 Pocket CO detector

Anyone managed to tap into the alarm output on one of these and wire it into an input on an EFIS (I'm thinking G3X) so you can get a visual warning and audible warning in the headset? Maybe a lower...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,916
Posted By tgmillso
Pictures

Hi All,
Below are some pics of the RV-4 firewall in question.
Cheers,
Tom.
http://i63.tinypic.com/xomy34.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/j14mf4.jpg
Forum: Canada 10-21-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By tgmillso
Another one without a dog in this fight as I am...

Another one without a dog in this fight as I am building a -7, however I have a couple of items that may be deal makers or breakers.
Sliding canopy: with the super tracks on the -9 this gives you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By tgmillso
No worries. What was intended to be a one liner...

No worries. What was intended to be a one liner ended up being a complete rant. I was just on a call with a friend building a -9 and he is still in two minds about whether to build it the good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By tgmillso
This applies to both the fuselage and finish kit....

This applies to both the fuselage and finish kit. If you are putting in a park brake, matco parking brake is worth ordering, plus delete the existing brake lines, as they won't fit when you have the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By tgmillso
Hey Mike. Don't forget about Van's wing conduit...

Hey Mike. Don't forget about Van's wing conduit document:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Wing_Wiring.pdf
Although I had drilled mine before final assembly of the wing components.
I ended up running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,065
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Stephen. I hadn't drained the preservation...

Thanks Stephen. I hadn't drained the preservation oil out of the cylinders yet, but I guess now I'm going to have to.
Thanks for your prompt response.
Tom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,065
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All. I'm having a little trouble removing the...

Hi All.
I'm having a little trouble removing the fuel pump and was looking for some pointers. In the OH manual is says just back out the hex screws, it's that easy. In reality what is happening is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By tgmillso
To quote Dan H, "in God we trust, all others must...

To quote Dan H, "in God we trust, all others must bring data".
Well here's your data.
I ran one of the lights (4,900 lumen Squadron Pro) with the vehicle off then running, and the results were as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By tgmillso
You bring up a good point regarding the light not...

You bring up a good point regarding the light not giving a hoot if it swallows volts or amps. I will run one tonight at both 12 and 14V, see if there is a perceptible difference in output and at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Larry. I'm not so worried about headset noise,...

Hi Larry. I'm not so worried about headset noise, but influence on my magnetometer. Garmin recommends running twisted pair (i.e. a return ground) anywhere near it's magnetometers. For the RV-7 this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks Charlie. You absolutely crush me, as this...

Thanks Charlie. You absolutely crush me, as this really impacts wire size. Do you or does anyone know where in chapter 11 this is spelt out? I read through the entire chapter last night and couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By tgmillso
Impact of local vs firewall ground on wire size

Hi All,

Along similar lines of this thread, what does the impact of local grounding v's grounding back at the firewall have on wire size. I imagine that the resistance grounding locally in an...
Forum: Autopilots 10-15-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Steve. Do you need to run this shielded cable...

Hi Steve. Do you need to run this shielded cable all the way to the trim servo, or can you just terminate the ground at the aft deck for the roll servo and assume that this far back on the fuselage...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,092
Posted By tgmillso
I've decided to run coloured wire out to the...

I've decided to run coloured wire out to the extremities of the aircraft to assist with wire tracing in the future. This is aided by the fact that Stein has a massive range of colours in 22AWG. It's...
Forum: Autopilots 10-11-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By tgmillso
Excellent. Thankyou Steve. This makes perfect...

Excellent. Thankyou Steve. This makes perfect sense. I knew there must have been some logical reasoning for it, I just couldn't quite put my finger on it.

Regards,

Tom.
Forum: Autopilots 10-11-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By tgmillso
Hi All, Does anyone know the reasoning behind why...

Hi All,
Does anyone know the reasoning behind why the power wires from the autopilot servo to the trim servo are shielded? The 5 core 26AWG wires supplied with the Ray Allen trim servos are not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 55,956
Posted By tgmillso
Hi Bill. Good find. This happens a lot throughout...

Hi Bill. Good find. This happens a lot throughout the build, so it's handy to have an assortment of regular and thin washers in hand and verify bolt length requirements are satisfied before taking to...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,714
Posted By tgmillso
Thanks for checking Dan. I also remembered to...

Thanks for checking Dan. I also remembered to give Jason at JD Air Parts a call and ask him for his position on things, given that there must be hundreds of these setups out there with the with the...
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