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Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,593
Posted By rjcthree
Slow?

My Vso is 43kt....80kt isnít exactly slow! Iím going to try the full flap at crossing the numbers at 75kt, Iím curious how that works. Currently Iím 85/75/65 with half then full flaps at 75/65.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 164,764
Posted By rjcthree
Clecko dwell time

I don’t know what else to call it, dwell time being the time sealant is applied via the Fay method, the assembly secured with cleckos, and the final riveting with additional rivet sealing and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-15-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,758
Posted By rjcthree
Flaps

If everybody responding could please also detail flaps use with speeds in the pattern, that gives a more complete picture. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,182
Posted By rjcthree
HR3

Way back I went down the same path and got HR3 recommendation from a NASA aero research guy. It was good enough for me. I will be interested to see if you get something different.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By rjcthree
And....

The spoon trick works, but you’ll probably be left with a little center dimple that probably has a bit of a crack on the point side under magnification. Drill it for #40 or #30, dimple, and lightly...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 81,028
Posted By rjcthree
MJ/EDIS play code / test bench

I think my best decision was to build a bench setup. Itís a pretty steep learning curve with the minimally documented megajolt, especially the two map switch programming. I created test maps just to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,760
Posted By rjcthree
Each day a gift

Every big red dog day is a gift. Iím still missing mine. Life wonít support another at the moment, but someday. Wilbur will be his name. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,700
Posted By rjcthree
Other temps and info required

What are your other CHTs, oil temp, are you running
rich, at or lean of peak, carb or injection, what injection, ignition? Engine model? Thx.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,021
Posted By rjcthree
This isnít stuff most of us know how to do....

The tasks of building an airplane aren’t generally things we know the nuances of as we start out. When I get to where you are, and I’ve been there a few times, just got over another hump on airplane...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 81,028
Posted By rjcthree
Messed around, current sensing

I compared the shunt amazon Chinese ammeter/ voltmeter to a Fluke 117 ‘true RMS’ meter. Voltage as right on, current was about a third; the shunt meter showed 4.5A at 2400 rpm, the Fluke 1.29A....
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,412
Posted By rjcthree
Similar to what I had

Thatís similar to what I remember having, about a half inch either side, opposite direction on white gel coat tips. I had rejected fwd and rear ribs along with some fab ( faking the aileron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,040
Posted By rjcthree
Pump on answer: A wise man suggested + H2

An accomplished RV builder and pilot suggested that there was no downside to keep the pump on. It’s what he does. Then there’s the H2 specifics. The fuel has to come up from tank position against...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,040
Posted By rjcthree
Probably be pretty easy to get some data....

Really, this doesnít sound like a significant data acquisition task. The filtering, I can think of lots of ways that could be a challenge.

Anybody remember those pesky accumulators Toyota uses to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,040
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

Thanks, thatís what I thought the concern would be. Not sure how you beat that except with some form of accumulator in the system. I may have to rethink my full time use of the boost pump. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,040
Posted By rjcthree
Between pump flow reading

Is there a cause of the change in fuel flow reading when a boost pump is on or off when the transducer is installed between the pumps? Iím adding the cube to my setup, and it going to need to go...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 81,028
Posted By rjcthree
Current

Dan, do you recall how you measure current? Did you use a scope and picked up the individual coil dwells or some other fast instrument that would give an average value? I ask because I may be on the...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-07-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By rjcthree
+1 on PPS

If you are going to run a paint system that has limited cross link time between coats, PPS makes it realistic. The ability to purge the air from the inner liner and run in any orientation is huge as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By rjcthree
Any new ignition rumors for OSH?

Any new ignition rumors for OSH? Maybe something for us D3000 users?
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-14-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By rjcthree
Small ziplocks...

Small ďsnack sizeĒ ziplocks with a single pinhole worked for me.....most of the spices being too small to exit the hole. Bonus was tha cabin had a nice fragrance.

Other option is to raid your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,585
Posted By rjcthree
Oil filter adapter?

Can you remove the oil filter adaptor and get the whole mess on the bench?

Iíve had some tough ones, but youíre in really tough place. Good luck.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-30-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 81,028
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks....

Thanks Dan, I might have asked the wrong question. In the same scenario, what is the current draw of the coil?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-29-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 81,028
Posted By rjcthree
Current EDIS4

Iím building a bench mock-up of a megajolt/EDIS4 ignition system to get to know it before laying out more concrete plans to put it in an airplane. What current should I plan for for the ignition when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By rjcthree
Hmmm

I donít know what that is, nor did it come from my plane. It is a pretty cool piece of hardware though. ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 164,764
Posted By rjcthree
What working time is favored?

What working time is favored? Iím thinking the one hour is good, but would like to hear whatís been everybodiyís experience.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 164,764
Posted By rjcthree
Number of 3.5oz cartridges?

Due to life, I have an unopened quart thatís about to time out. Iím also having nightmares about the measuring mess.

Iím going to the 3.5 oz cartridges from here. After reading all of the posts,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-11-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By rjcthree
320, RV-9A, Ellison

Iím flying 80 hours behind an Ellison in my -9A. The mixture balance is as good as the best carb story Iíve read, and I can get really lean with it before surging begins, leaner still to roughness. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By rjcthree
Similar experience

I had a a similar experience, and while it was a PITA to find, it was a leak at the the flare to the electric pump, no fuel would leak, but that persistent smell, very light. I used a hand vac pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By rjcthree
SAPA

SAPA Is an extruder, the company I work for deals direct with them.
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,363
Posted By rjcthree
Used it and canít imagine it solo

I used it for flights four through eight. My safety and vastly more experienced (qualified under the program) safety pilot did the first three solo. We did some phase one work during flights four...
Forum: Reviews 04-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By rjcthree
+1 on great service

I have a few of Allanís products on my plane, and heís very gracious about helping when things arenít quite right. While Vans production processes are excellent some of the ancillary parts might have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,053
Posted By rjcthree
BFR acro?

My latest BFR had some relatively unusual attitude recovery in it (especially in a Warrior) including an instructor induced light negative g moment designed to confuse me under the hood. It...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By rjcthree
Condition inspection date

In the region, have any of you reset your condition inspection date to a specific month to take advantage of downtime in bad weather? Iím considering resetting my condition to March from September,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,185
Posted By rjcthree
Somebody interested in crowdsourcing this?

I like this idea a lot, C/S the bolts makes it even better. Iíd buy a set. It hits on my biggest C/C concern.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,209
Posted By rjcthree
Are you solo or do you have ready help?

I went SB wings, and they were mind numbingly repetitive, and QB fuse. I judged the wings easier to build solo vs the fuse, and I was very solo. It worked for me and my -9a.
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

Iíll look into the bread crumbs path. Iím not sure it covers all of what Iíve seen, because I see tracks where I havenít ever been, but I wonít know until I clear it all and see what reappears....
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By rjcthree
Traffic tracks on Aera 660 + GDL 39 + GDL 82

My ADS-B setup is an Aera 660 gps, GDL 39 in, and a GDL 82 out connected to a GTX 327. Reports are excellent, it works. The distracting thing is that the 660 will show traffic tracks that are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 136,074
Posted By rjcthree
Cool #154....

May the funniest thing Iíve ever read on this site.
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
From memory...

From memory, the dowel pins are fixed to the extension, so pushing from the forward face of the prop back releases it. I canít find the pictures, but the memory is pretty clear, especially when I...
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
But yes....

Assuming it’s a Sensenich fixed and a Saber extension, you get out a large persuader, a large diameter drift, and some lumber to secure the prop, and you apply persuasion to the two dowels to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By rjcthree
Old wings to new QB fuse

I’m at the point I need to acquire a wing kit. My wish is for a QB set, but I’ve located an old (1996) SB wing kit locally that I will look at this weekend. It’s a 1996 kit, based on my research...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By rjcthree
Look, look again

Screwdriver, crows foot, duct tape, Iíll add long extension to the mix. I tended to look at those on the -9, with some forum prewarning, and usually had enough threads to washer both sides, which...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By rjcthree
Down off, middle wig wag, up both

The natural flow of switches in my panel is down off, up on. I used the middle for wig wag.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By rjcthree
+1 to Andy and Scott

I get occasional feedback that the FBO team knows itís me inbound based on my wig-wags, a pair of previous gen Rigid 2x2s in Duckworks mounts. They report it really is a differentiator in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By rjcthree
admin, please remove

please delete, I got tangled in mismatch of directions and part numbers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By rjcthree
What aircraft, carb and exhaust, please?

A list of the other equipment would help. Thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By rjcthree
Oil cooler location?

Iím on the right side with a pc680 as I have the oil cooler mounted on the left side of the firewall. Itís relatively easy to R&R a pc680 from the left side position with the brake reservoir in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By rjcthree
Oil cooler or oil

Iím on the right side with a pc680 as I have the oil cooler mounted on the left side of the firewall. Itís relatively easy to R&R a pc680 from that position with the brake reservoir in the stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By rjcthree
Condition inspection retiming

Is retiming the condition inspection as simple as picking a new date inside the current period and doing the work? My CI is scheduled during beautiful flying weather, and Iíd like to move it to...
Forum: Tools 11-23-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By rjcthree
Broken tap tool?

Iíve used a tap removal tool to deal with the same issue. It mangled the tool but the bit came out. It worked best to get to to turn forward before pulling it back. Lube helped.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By rjcthree
Closing the thread following investigation

I had access to some lab test equipment for troubleshooting, and Dynon assisted in creating a test matrix. Access to a Fluke process calibrator (725 series) is handy when chasing TC issues. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By rjcthree
Post conditional EGT weirdness

I just wrapped condition inspection #2, which included a battery replacement (for age) and a GDL-82 install. Test run for leaks (oil, fuel) showed EGT acting strangely. They read ok at ambient, but...
Forum: ADS-B 10-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By rjcthree
Solution

Replying to my own post seems weird, but hey.....

Anyway, the GDL82 found itself after a prolonged period of on time. Over about 20 minutes it moved until it matched all the other GPS units on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By rjcthree
+1 on Boydís comments

I had a flare that wasnít quite perfect and it gave me the condition Boyd mentions, wouldnít leak fuel, but would pull air. It was at the tank to selector connection. It caused the pump to pull air...
Forum: ADS-B 10-14-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By rjcthree
GPS position mismatch GDL83 vs 660

I have just installed a GDL82 for my ADSB out solution, it’s coupled to a GTX327, using the Garmin supplied external antenna. The installation went fine (other than being sore from being under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,202
Posted By rjcthree
Engine run with top of cowl off?

I may have to go to another airport to do a prop balance. I hate the idea of removing the full cowl at a remote location. Can a prop balance be done by removing only the top cowl, and is it safe to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By rjcthree
9a, crow 5 points, rotary

I like being pretty secure in he hips, so five points were my answer, past racing history made the cam locks natural. You can plug in one handed. The buckle locks are two handed. Pick your pull up or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,517
Posted By rjcthree
Anonymous mode

What is the consensus on 1200 anonymous mode?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,229
Posted By rjcthree
Conventional Bendix mag is what?

When you say conventional Bendix mag, do you mean a D3000 just using one side or a custom built single? If custom, does it include a impulse coupler? Going to be curious what you find.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By rjcthree
I just went through this.

I just went through this. Screened 3” scat fed off the back of #4 to a 9 row AC standard cooler, firewall mounted. It cools a O320H2AD, which does not have squirters, but pushes more oil to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,770
Posted By rjcthree
Is FR-4 that much mot thermally resistive than standard gasketing material?

Is the FR-4 really that much more thermally resistive than standard gasketing in similar thicknesses? If so, use on things like engine driven fuel Pumps might be a good application.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By rjcthree
Post Closing this out with preliminary data

As the OP, I wanted to close this out. I made the oil cooler change from the standard 9 row aero classic 8000074 to the HE 10611R/8001649 cooler. Under near-identical conditions of 20c OAT, 22Ē mp,...
Forum: Southeast 07-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By rjcthree
Made my day over Kiawah Island

Whomever flipped smoke on over Kiawah Island SC today, Thanks, made my day. Not sure it was a 6, 7, 8 or 9 (8 methinks). Made me laugh.
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