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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By lr172
A gascolator does not remove water by being at...

A gascolator does not remove water by being at the low point. It is an active "separator" (uses cyclonic flow and dwell time) and will separate water from gas and store it at the bottom of the...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input. Much appreciated. Larry

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 Today, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By lr172
Thanks for posting this. So, it looks like the...

Thanks for posting this. So, it looks like the back of my butt would be about 5" above the base plate
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By lr172
I have an older sportys unit with vor as well. ...

I have an older sportys unit with vor as well. Was going to sell it for $40. PM me if interested

Larry
Forum: RV-10 Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By lr172
I used simple foil tape on the lower cowl...

I used simple foil tape on the lower cowl interior to reflect heat on my 6A. In close vicinity to the exhaust pipes themselves I used the heat reflective material that I used on the firewall...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By lr172
Seat Height

I am playing around with panel layout (Rain kept me from canopy top work:mad:). However, I won't have my finishing kit for another month or so. Therefore, I have no real way to gauge seat height. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By lr172
That was my thinking and if I recall, how mine...

That was my thinking and if I recall, how mine was wired when I switched from dynon. But it is the way that GRT recommends it so didn't feel right suggesting anything but that.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By lr172
The two white wires are power to actuate the...

The two white wires are power to actuate the motor. The other three (green orange blue) are for the potentiometer (standard design w/ a wire for each end of the resistor and one for the wiper. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By lr172
I only know the HXr, which has internal pull ups....

I only know the HXr, which has internal pull ups. Not sure if the Sport uses those, so you'll need to ask them if a 5V source will be required. With the internal pull ups, it can be done with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By lr172
To add to this, two of the plugs back there are...

To add to this, two of the plugs back there are caps to the main oil galleries (left and right). These galleries are straight, drilled out bores with a plug on each end. During cleaning, both plugs...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By lr172
Thanks. Good to have the support. Once I saw it...

Thanks. Good to have the support. Once I saw it getting thin wan't to be sure I wasn't doing something stupid. That happened to me once in my life :-)
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By lr172
Fitting Green Top

I am cutting/sanding the cabin top for first fitting and have a question. The door opening on the fuse is 37". It's looking like I will taking a LOT of meat off the vertical sides of the cabin top....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By lr172
WTBL: Prop Governor

Looking for a new, recently rebuilt or low time prop governor for an IO-540 Narrow Deck (.895:1). Will consider wide deck governors as well.

Let me know if you have one in surplus or won't be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By lr172
An alternator, by definition, is a device,...

An alternator, by definition, is a device, typically automotive, that produces AC current and internally converts the final output to DC (usually via a rectifier bridge). Most mechanical devices...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By lr172
These spinning magnets are pretty much what you...

These spinning magnets are pretty much what you will find at your local electrical power plant, albeit on a larger scale. Lots of sophisticated electronics there for control, but not for the raw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By lr172
+1 I have had a few unexpected things happen...

+1

I have had a few unexpected things happen when turning on the autopilot. I could not imagine turning it on at 50' AGL. The risk reward equation seems negative to me. What happens if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By lr172
Most common reason for running excessively rich...

Most common reason for running excessively rich on a carb is a fuel level issue in the bowl. Too high of a fuel level in the bowl causes rich condition. Most typical reasons are that the float...
Forum: Safety 05-16-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,997
Posted By lr172
I had a guy call a 4 mile downwind. I entered...

I had a guy call a 4 mile downwind. I entered ahaead of him and almost broke my neck trying to find him but never did. As i turn base he calls out that he is on a half mile final and we are on a...
Forum: Safety 05-16-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,997
Posted By lr172
I routinely announce my aircraft by color. I see...

I routinely announce my aircraft by color. I see absolutely no value in identifying myself by a n number that is barely readable at 10 feet. Around here there are often multiple planes in the air. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By lr172
Thanks David. I ended calling Lycoming and they...

Thanks David. I ended calling Lycoming and they emailed me one.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By lr172
Ok, Lycoming tells me that the cam gears are the...

Ok, Lycoming tells me that the cam gears are the same. Same # of teeth and same pitch. Therefore, something else in the arrangement accounts for the different ratios between wide and narrow deck. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By lr172
+1 Something in the oil circuit is flowing more...

+1
Something in the oil circuit is flowing more oil than designed is the most likely cause of the low oil pressure. I would inspect the mating surface for relief ball. Make sure there are no nicks...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By lr172
Determining Prop Gov Drive Ratio on 540

I have a narrow deck 540-C4B5 that I am rebuilding. I have decided to have the accy cover modified and will be installing the later revision camshaft with the integral gear (too much pitting to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By lr172
Comments below

Comments below
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By lr172
Like Carl and many others, I have a ground lug on...

Like Carl and many others, I have a ground lug on the firewall. The Battery, Engine Ground strap and airframe gound terminal strip and firewall all are directly connected to this lug. I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By lr172
Could you elaborate on how a frame ground can...

Could you elaborate on how a frame ground can cause a fire? Millions of cars have been produced that use frame grounds. Many ground to the block, but a good percentage ground directly to the frame....
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input guys. Much appreciated

Thanks for the input guys. Much appreciated
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By lr172
Interested. PM sent. Larry

Interested. PM sent.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By lr172
Clearing bent arm when installing/removing Cabin Top

I am getting ready to start fitting the cabin top. The tops of the forward braces are already bent back a bit. I should be able to bend them back to straight, but suspect I will be limited in how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,610
Posted By lr172
My son lives in Raleigh and I have flown there...

My son lives in Raleigh and I have flown there twice. It would be a shame to see it close.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By lr172
No symptoms or problems observed. Insulators...

No symptoms or problems observed. Insulators stay white with some grey area. No noticeable tan color. However, no ceramic erosion is observed.

A plugs heat range reflects it's ability to remove...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By lr172
hard to beat grease for this application. It...

hard to beat grease for this application. It seals well and won't run off. It would take several years for the grease to dry out enough to allow moisture through. It also allows an easier cleaning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By lr172
I use the Autolite 386 plugs on my IO-320 and...

I use the Autolite 386 plugs on my IO-320 and have put over 300 hours on a set before changing. Plugs still looked good (no erosion of the insulator and almost no electrode wear) and performed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By lr172
In automotive applications, I have been able to...

In automotive applications, I have been able to salvage pads with baking. Clean agressively with laquer thinner and bake in the oven at 400* for 30 minutes. Most of the carbon will bake out and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By lr172
FS: Ray Allen Grips (G-307)

I have a set of two Ray Allen Grips (G-307) and two relay decks (REL-2). These are new in the box with the parts kits still in sealed plastic.

ACS sells the grips for 170 and the relays for 53. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,220
Posted By lr172
The tanks can build a small amount of pressure in...

The tanks can build a small amount of pressure in certain situations. As the gas heats it expands and air must be displaced. If it can't be removed that air will compress (i.e. pressurize). If the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By lr172
The higher than normal CHTs are likely due to the...

The higher than normal CHTs are likely due to the spark advanced more than you had before. Assuming that you copied your advance tables from the previous installation or the system has fixed tables,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By lr172
Do you have an external voltage regulator? If...

Do you have an external voltage regulator? If so, I would suggest replacing it. At idle, the VR pushes a lot of volts on the field, as it keeps asking for more and more. The alternators typically...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By lr172
If you have a lathe and obviously comfortable...

If you have a lathe and obviously comfortable with precision work, cut the dip stick and thread both ends. Then make a coupler sized to extend the dip stick the exact amount of the extension...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By lr172
I can't help, but have question if you don't...

I can't help, but have question if you don't mind. Assuming this is her PPL checkride and not a type checkout for insurance. Did your wife do her PPL training in your RV-10? If so, how bad was the...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By lr172
+1 I used a grey epoxy primer (SPI) for my...

+1

I used a grey epoxy primer (SPI) for my interior. Some directly on Al (sand first) or over rattle can self etch. The epoxy is tough as nails. I got a couple small chips from abuse only, where...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By lr172
I have one of these new in box if anyone else is...

I have one of these new in box if anyone else is interested.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,307
Posted By lr172
I would expect the Airtex pump used by AFP has a...

I would expect the Airtex pump used by AFP has a lower flow rating than the Walbro and therefore less return flow.

Either way, caution still needs to be exercised. I doubt that AFP and Andair pumps...
Forum: Propellers 04-28-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By lr172
+1 here as well, but I have a fixed pitch prop. ...

+1 here as well, but I have a fixed pitch prop. The root of the blades are very beefy and this is where I pull/push.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By lr172
+1 Be carefull here. I am not sure you can get...

+1
Be carefull here. I am not sure you can get away using the short arm when installed under the seat without getting dangerously close to the roll over point on the servo arm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,307
Posted By lr172
It is continuous duty in their fuel injection...

It is continuous duty in their fuel injection setup, where fuel is returned directly to the fuel tank and not back to the pump inlet, not necessarily in the case when that pump is used as a boost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,307
Posted By lr172
Pumps installed in automobiles use dedicated fuel...

Pumps installed in automobiles use dedicated fuel return lines or return directly into the tank. Not the same application here, as in this application excess fuel is returned back to the pump inlet,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,307
Posted By lr172
That Walbro pump is designed for continuous duty,...

That Walbro pump is designed for continuous duty, though typically with an external return (the fuel flowing through it cools the pump). That setup does return into it's own inlet, however, as long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,307
Posted By lr172
You still haven't told us which pump you are...

You still haven't told us which pump you are referring to. How are we to help without this info. There are different kinds of pumps.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By lr172
When fuel reaches the boiling point inside the...

When fuel reaches the boiling point inside the carb bowl, it allows the float to drop below normal (the boiling fuel doesn't offer the same buoyancy as normal fuel) and this allows the bowl to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By lr172
Variable rubber quality in china with limited...

Variable rubber quality in china with limited oversight. A common plague of modern auto parts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By lr172
please provide a bit more detail here. Where...

please provide a bit more detail here. Where exactly was the stain. You should not be seeing blue staining here with a bad gasket under normal conditions.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By lr172
As others have stated, this is normal. The...

As others have stated, this is normal. The ignition/timing point is when the light first goes on, while turning the normal engine rotation direction. The opening point while going backwards / the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By lr172
WTB: IO-540 camshaft

Realize it is a long shot, but thought I would see if someone has one in surplus. Prefer the earlier version with separate gear but interested in either.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By lr172
Are you aware that most every GA airplane flying...

Are you aware that most every GA airplane flying today has it's entire electrical system controlled by a relay (A contactor is nothing more than a relay designed for high amperage loads by using a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By lr172
As mentioned, excess oil in the combustion area...

As mentioned, excess oil in the combustion area only comes from two places. The oil rings, not the compression rings determine how much oil gets left on the cylinder walls. Excessive oil...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By lr172
FS: Rami AV-569 Marker Beacon Antenna

Brand new antenna that I will not be using. ACS sells for $150. Asking $100, including ConUS shipping.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By lr172
Ok, I guess I stink at eyeballing angles. I...

Ok, I guess I stink at eyeballing angles. I measured more accurately with a protractor and it looks like the screws hole lines are both within 1/2 a degree from perpendicular to the rear spar rivet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By lr172
Clearly this is key goal for me :-) Twisting the...

Clearly this is key goal for me :-)

Twisting the rod to get it in line with the slip stream is a good idea. That would just leave the airfoil shaped main body out of alignment.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By lr172
Drag from antenna placement

My RV-10 kit had the twp comm antennae installed. I checked the angles and the two antenna are about 3* off from the aircraft centerline/slipstream. They are Rami bent whip antennae. I am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By lr172
Did you pass a mag check? I once lost a mag in...

Did you pass a mag check? I once lost a mag in flight and had the exact same experience/symptoms. The mag is especially suspect in your case due to the mag replacement. Might consider an in-flight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,396
Posted By lr172
An aggressively rich mixture is beneficial for...

An aggressively rich mixture is beneficial for the first hour of break in with older honing methods (no benefit with modern plateau honing). A very rich mixture also helps keep the intense heat of...
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